Podcasts

Scotland and a Spinning Wheel Mystery

Episode 10:  Friday, May 11, 2018

Click on the audio player above to listen!  Time stamps are noted for each section in the show notes.  Feel free to skip to sections that you are interested in.  Links to patterns and other resources can be found by scrolling over highlighted text.

CELEBRATE!!!  To listen to the podcast on iTunes, search for “The Full Measure Debi Hassler”

You can find me on social media at the links below:

Instagram @ debihassler

Facebook @ Debi Graham Hassler

Facebook @ June Sisters Knitting

Ravelry @ debihassler

Email:  debi@erikphotographic.com

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Our wonderful guide at Edinburgh Castle who told us, “Get yer skates on and let’s get crackin’!”

In the Suds (1:58)

Clay’s birthday socks in Paton’s Kroy Sock in the Blue Marl color way using my favorite vanilla sock recipe.

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My Winter Rose Socks from Curious Handmade’s 2018 Handmade Sock Collection, knit in Malabrigo Sock in the Rayon Vert color way

Roxanne Richardson’s YouTube channel Rox Knits

Multiple-stitch decreases the easy way.

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My Magnolia Socks from Curious Handmade’s 2018 Handmade Sock Collection, knit in West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply in the Cherry Drop color way.

An emergency cast on!  The Hermione’s Everyday Sock by Erica Lueder knit in West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply.

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A handspun Boomerang Shawl from my stashed handspun yarn:  Cabo Merino from Ashland Bay and Grey Corriedale from my first fleece.

Knitting Now (8:30)

Sewing (9:26)

Handmade pillowcases for three very special sisters.

The Crafty Gemini How to make a pillowcase- Burrito/Sausage/Roll Up Method.

Spinning (11:35)

The 5 Gallon Salad Spinner from http://www.webstaurantstore.com .

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A leather dpn case designed and handmade by Chief.  Happy birthday to me!

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Freshly washed Wensleydale locks.

Our Trip to Scotland (16:33)

Click on the link to read each day’s blog and see photographs:

London Day 1

London Day 2

Edinburgh

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Oban, Isle of Mull, and Tobermory

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Inverness

Inverness to Perth

St. Andrews

Perth to Edinburgh

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My Haldane Hebridean is home in Indiana and spinning fiber from a Wensleydale fleece.

Tea in St. Andrews.

Tif’s tea cozy.

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My tea cozy.

My recipe for a tea cozy.

Thank you so much for listening!

Many thanks to my ultimate enabler and constant encourager, Chief, who helps me schlep spinning wheels across the world.

Music by MaxKo Music, licensed by Envato Market.

“Wee Casino” by Calum Macphail.

 

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Sock Moods, Fleece Guides, and Seamless Tunics

Episode 9: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Click on the audio player above to listen!  Time stamps are noted for each section in the show notes.  Feel free to skip to sections that you are interested in.  Links to patterns and other resources can be found by scrolling over highlighted text.

CELEBRATE!!!  To listen to the podcast on iTunes, search for “The Full Measure Debi Hassler”

You can find me on social media at the links below:

Instagram @ debihassler

Facebook @ Debi Graham Hassler

Facebook @ June Sisters Knitting

Ravelry @ debihassler

Email:  debi@erikphotographic.com

In the Suds (2:21)

Vanilla socks knit with Paton’s Kroy sock yarn in the Rose Marl colorway.

IMG_1733Addi FlexiFlips in US size 1 (2.25 mm) for sock knitting.

Birch Lace Scarf knit from handspan.

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Lush cardigan by Tin Can Knits.

Tuft Woolens soap.

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The 2018 Shetland Wool Week patron and pattern:  The Merrie Dancers Toorie by Elizabeth Johnston (I think I called this the Merrie Dancers Peerie….yikes!)

Knitting Now (15:04)

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The Winter Rose Socks from the Handmade Sock Society Collection in the Malabrigo colorway, Rayon Vert.

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The Waffle Weave Dishcloth by Debbie Andriulli.

The Yarn Hoarder Podcast.

Spinning (19:05)

Icelandic roving from the Pleasant Ridge Farm in Nashville, Indiana.

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Two new fleeces!  Left, Wensleydale ram and right, lamb Finn.

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Sewing (22:18)

I finally pieced another quilt!

The Knitting Pipeline.

Ugly Update (26:06)

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My slowly growing corner-to-corner crochet blanket.

The Seamless Tunic (27:04)

Thank you for listening!  Happy Easter and happy Spring!

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Vest Love, I Cut My Void Shawl, and that Crazy USA Hat

Episode 8: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Click on the audio player above to listen!  Time stamps are noted for each section in the show notes.  Feel free to skip to sections that you are interested in.  Links to patterns and other resources can be found by scrolling over highlighted text.

CELEBRATE!!!  To listen to the podcast on iTunes, search for “The Full Measure Debi Hassler”

You can find me on social media at the links below:

Instagram @ debihassler

Facebook @ Debi Graham Hassler

Facebook @ June Sisters Knitting

Ravelry @ debihassler

Email:  debi@erikphotographic.com

In the Suds (2:18)

Vanilla Socks, “Hohoho” by Bee Ewe Yarn and Fibers, City Stitch Yarn Shop, Boonville, Indiana.

Fair Isle Vest, Stranded and Steeked by Mary Jane Mucklestone and Craftsy.

Check out those floats and that steek finishing!

Some needlework vests from my past.

Transforming my Void Shawl by Melanie Berg into a cowl.  I mentioned Katie of “Inside Number 23 Podcast” fame, but mistakenly called her show “Inside 21” (it must have been the cold medicine)!

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Ear Warmer by Kate Morgan.

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The Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston.

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How about using some vintage textile spools for hat stands????  I found these at The Nashville Flea Market!

 

 

Video tutorial for catching floats in two-handed color work.

Knitting Now (12:20)

Super secret sock knitting….no photos…but I am looking forward to casting on the first pair of socks in Helen Stewart’s Handmade Sock Society, the Winter Rose Socks.

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Heather BFL from Victoria House Fibers in “Purple Sage”.

Birch Trees Scarf, Julia Marsh.

Spinning (16:05)

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Corriedale separated by color, hand-carded and spun short-forward draw for a traditional two-ply.  These will become mini-skeins to sprinkle around Scotland when we travel there this spring.

Sewing (17:40)

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A new blouse pattern.

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A small bag for my spinning wheel.

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Card holder.  Tutorial found here.

Things I never expected (20:21)

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Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at a knitting photo shoot! #knittingtruth

What Fills My Cup (24:28)

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Early 20th-century yarn winder found at The Westbury Antique Market in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Crocheted heart garland.

Lent devotional by http://www.shereadstruth.com

The House of God Forever, by Jon Foreman.

Music by MaxKo Music, licensed by Envato Market.

Many thanks (always) to my #woodman who helps this #woolwoman with the inevitable hiccups of syncing to iCloud and the intricacies of iTunes.

 

All the colorwork and God’s heavenly Ravelry download to Moses

Episode 7: Friday, January 5, 2018

Click on the audio player above to listen!  Time stamps are noted for each section in the show notes.  Feel free to skip to sections that you are interested in.  Links to patterns and other resources can be found by scrolling over highlighted text.

CELEBRATE!!!  To listen to the podcast on iTunes, search for “The Full Measure Debi Hassler”

You can find me on social media at the links below:

Instagram @ debihassler

Facebook @ Debi Graham Hassler

Facebook @ June Sisters Knitting

Ravelry @ debihassler

Etsy @ JuneSisters

Email:  debi@erikphotographic.com

Happy New Year!

 

In the Suds (3:04)

Jukeveld Mittens by Skeindeer Knits.

Pumpkin Spice Mittens by Skeindeer Knits…my next colorwork project.

Chief’s handspun fingerless mitts spun and knit in Lincolnfolk from Dyed in the Wool.

Lydia’s Christmas Bells, a free Ravelry crochet pattern by Debi Hassler.

Knitting Now (6:21)

“Hohoho” by Bee Ewe Yarn and Fibers, City Stitch Yarn Shop, Boonville, Indiana.

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Planning my Fair Isle vest, a Craftsy class with Mary Jane Mucklestone, The Fair Isle Vest, Stranded and Steeked.

A wristlet swatch.

Knitting the steeks.

BABIES IN HANDKNIT HATS!!!

Spinning (16:00)

Heathered BFL from Victoria House Fibers in the Purple Sage colorway.

Sewing (19:32)

On the Go Backpack by Heather Bailey Sewing Patterns.

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A quick card table cover.

Soup bowl cozies from eHow.com.

In the Woods (22:36)

Bullet Journal

My bullet journals.

Prepping wood slabs for future furniture projects.

An artistic interpretation of the tapestries in the tabernacle.

wemakeyarn#wemakeyarn on Instagram

Music by MaxKo Music, licensed by Envato Market.

Many thanks (always) to my #woodman who helps this #woolwoman with the inevitable hiccups of the podcasting process.

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Shepherds at the Nativity and the Scrappy Curse is Broken

Episode 6: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Click on the audio player above to listen!  Time stamps are noted for each section in the show notes.  Feel free to skip to sections that you are interested in.  Links to patterns and other resources can be found by scrolling over highlighted text.

CELEBRATE!!!  To listen to the podcast on iTunes, search for “The Full Measure Debi Hassler”

You can find me on social media at the links below:

Instagram @ debihassler

Facebook @ Debi Graham Hassler

Facebook @ June Sisters Knitting

Ravelry @ debihassler

Etsy @ JuneSisters

Email:  debi@erikphotographic.com

In the Suds (2:08)

My Tiny Christmas Hat pattern

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The Land of Sweets Cowl (I’m also wearing my Antler Hat knit from handspun in this picture.)

Granny Stripe Blanket.

Pinwheel Scrap Blanket.

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Corner to Corner Blanket.

My basket of misfit toys (aka NO-sock-yarn-esthetic).

Knitvent

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Classic Mittens Pattern #615

Simple Cabled Socks by Debi Hassler- a free pattern!

Knitting Now (14:58)

Julekveld by Skeindeer Knits

The Woolly Thistle

Pondering and planning my next colorwork project…

Spinning (19:37)

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Sewing (20:38)

Make a table runner from a childhood dress

In the Woods (21:21)

Persimmon cookie recipe

What Fills My Cup (22:44)

Homemade Hot Chocolate

In a heavy saucepan combine 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of hot water and a pinch of salt. Heat to a boil and cook for one minute. Stir in 4 cups of milk and bring to a boil once again. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serve in festive cups or mugs, or you can place the hot chocolate in a crock pot on low to keep warm. Of course, add marshmallows to the top when serving! Enjoy!

Shepherds and Sheep in the Nativity (23:50)

As we gaze on nativity scenes and smile at those gunnysack shepherds, let’s not lose sight of the striking irony. A handful of shepherds, marginalized by the social and religious elite, were chosen to break the silence of centuries, heralding Messiah’s birth.

Shepherd’s Status by Randy Alcorn.

May God bless you and the ones you love. Merry Christmas!

[As always, many thanks to Chief for helping me get comfortable with a new audio recorder, and lighting the little red stove downstairs so that things would be cozy while recording.]

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Silent Night licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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June Sisters Audio Podcast, Episode 5: Summer knitting, canning, and reenacting…all in one episode.

Show notes for the November 9th, 2017 Episode

Click on the audio player above to listen!  Time stamps are noted for each section in the show notes.  Feel free to skip to sections that you are interested in.  Links to patterns and other resources can be found by scrolling over highlighted text.

You can find me on social media at the links below:

Instagram @ debihassler

Facebook @ Debi Graham Hassler

Facebook @ June Sisters Knitting

Ravelry @ debihassler

Etsy @ JuneSisters

Email:  debi@erikphotographic.com

Summer 2017 (1:08)

Family reunions, camping, gardening, canning, and FLEECES!

 

 

 

In the Suds

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The Drop-Shoulder Cardigan by Amy Hertzog

The Starting Point Wrap by Joji Locatelli

The Tealeaf Cardigan by Bristol Ivy

Selbu Mittens by Skeindeer Knits

Walk in the Woods by Lisa Hannes

The Antler Hat by Tin Can Knits

Sign up today…..Ravelry!!!

Knitting Now

(6:52)

The Selbu mittens…washed and blocked mitten on the left, unblocked mitten on the right.  See what a difference washing and blocking makes?


Skeindeer Knits’ Mystery Mitten KAL

Curious Handmade’s Knitvent 2017

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My current sock WIP knit with West Yorkshire Spinners 4-ply BFL wool/nylon yarn.

Spinning

(10:07)

Gary Lawson Sheep Shearing

Corriedale Fleece:  Purchased at The Booneville Music and Fiber Festival in April 2017

 

 

 

The Present Cowl by Mademoiselle C:  This is an excellent one-skein pattern for handspun yarn.  It produces both garter and stockinette fabric and is a great test of the fabric your handspun can produce.

Lincoln Fleece:  Purchased from The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Living Farm in July 2017.

 

 

 


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Lincoln Feather and Fan Shawl


Lincoln Cabled Socks:  A simple cable-patterned sock by me!  Pattern coming soon.

#wovember on Instagram

Sewing

(16:25)


17th Century Clothing Patterns purchased at The Feast of the Hunters’ Moon

What fills my cup

(17:30)

Italian Sausage, Kale, and Tortellini Soup

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Larder = A room or large cupboard for storing food.




Mrs. M’s Curiosity Cabinet Podcast:  A wool pantry!!!

As always, thank you for listening and happy knitting!

Music by MaxKo Music, licensed by Envato Market.

(With special thanks and appreciation to my technical advisor, audio repairman, an all-around-good-guy, Eric.)

 

 

 

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June Sisters Audio Podcast, Episode 4: Spinning….because knitting isn’t weird enough.

Show notes for the April 27, 2017 Episode

Click on the audio player above to listen!  Time stamps are noted for each section in the show notes.  Feel free to skip to sections that you are interested in.  Links to patterns and other resources can be found by scrolling over highlighted text.

You can find me on social media at the links below:

Instagram @ debihassler

Facebook @ Debi Graham Hassler

Facebook @ June Sisters Knitting

Ravelry @ debihassler

Etsy @ JuneSisters

Email:  debi@erikphotographic.com

In the Suds

(1:04)

 

Chief’s Wollmeise socks, knit cuff down with a plain stockinette leg and foot, slip-stitch heel flap and gusset, and rounded toe using US 1, 9-inch Addi circular needles.

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West Yorkshire Spinners 4-ply wool in the Bullfinch color way using US 1, Hiya Hiya double points and my standard vanilla sock recipe.

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The 2017 Shetland Wool Week Patron hat, The Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston knit out of scraps of Paton’s Classic Worsted.  Here’s the link to my Ravelry project page and modifications for knitting a worsted weight version.

Shetland Wool Week

 

Beloved by Solenn Couix-Loarer, and Hello Baby Hat by Susan B. Anderson.

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Knitting Now

(6:36)

Amy Hertzog’s Craftsy class:  Sweater Modifications for a Custom Fit.

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Swatching and doing sweater math with Cloudborn Merino, alpaca, and silk in the charcoal-heather color way.

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In this example, there are 19 full stitches between the pins measuring 3-1/8 inches apart.

19 / 3-1/8 = 19 / 3.125 (converting the fraction to a decimal) = 6.08 stitches per inch.  Exactly.

Custom Fit website by Amy Hertzog.

Spinning

(9:45)

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Sampling and record keeping.

 

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Ashland Bay Merino in the Cabo color way by Jean Elizabeth Fiber Arts Studio.

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Natural Corriedale from Sheepish Creations on Etsy, spun and dyed with black walnut and knit into Amy King’s Corinthian Cowl.

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Peruvian Highland wool in dark, natural gray spun short-forward draw with a traditional two-ply.   I’m dream knitting about this spin.

Sewing

(14:57)

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New Look pattern #S1084.

 

 

Inspiration from the 70s and a very faded photograph of me wearing my favorite outfit when I met Emmett Kelly, the famous clown.

What Fills My Cup

(16:53)

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A wooden ironing board used as a yarn-winding station.

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Vintage clothespins, buttons,  glove mold, and wooden spools rest on a Chief-made, reclaimed-wood shelf in my sewing room.

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A child’s vintage 1960 toy “spinning wheel” (spool knitter) is a good place for a few hanks of spindle-spun wool to sit.

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Old rusty sheep shears hang on a peg in the great room.

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Yes, we even have restored working crank phones in the house and studio because texting or calling on cell phones between the two buildings is too easy.

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The portable church pew in our studio.  You can also see a rescued wooden elevator gate on the wall and lamp made out of a vintage camera tripod in the corner.

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The church pew’s former home.

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In the garden, the hops are vigorously growing and climbing.

As always, thanks for listening and happy knitting (and spinning if knitting isn’t weird enough for you, too).

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JuneSisters Audio Podcast, Episode 3: It’s been awhile but I have a good excuse

Show notes for the March 23, 2017 Episode

Click on the audio player below to listen!  Time stamps are noted for each section in the show notes.  Feel free to skip to sections that you are interested in.

You can find me on social media at the links below:

Instagram @ debihassler

Facebook @ Debi Graham Hassler

Facebook @ June Sisters Knitting

Ravelry @ debihassler

Etsy @ JuneSisters

Email:  debi@erikphotographic.com

You can find me on social media at the links below:

Instagram @ debihassler

Facebook @ Debi Graham Hassler

Facebook @ June Sisters Knitting

Ravelry @ debihassler

Etsy @ JuneSisters

Email:  debi@erikphotographic.com

(and a little self-design)

Hannah Fettig, Texture

(1:42) Waverly Hat, adapted from the Waverly Cowl pattern by Hannah Fettig.

Pup Tent Hat by Catherine Gamroth.

Handbrake Cowl by Kay Jones.

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(5:55) Dreaming of Trees Wrap.

Fringe Association, “Texture by the Yard” blog post.

(10:32) Mercury Socks.

Knitting Now

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(12:00) Chief’s Wollmeise Socks.

The Loopy Ewe.

Sewing

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Spinning

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Lacy at The Woolery.

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The Present Cowl

(20:56)

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Happy Spring and thank you for listening!

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JuneSisters Audio Podcast, Episode 2:  Cowls for Everyone

Show Notes for the January 26, 2017 Episode

Click on the audio player below to listen!

You can find me on social media at the links below!

Instagram @ debihassler

Facebook @ Debi Graham Hassler

Facebook @ June Sisters Knitting

Ravelry @ debihassler

Etsy @ JuneSisters

Email:  junesisterspodcast@yahoo.com

Details about this episode’s finished knits can be found can be found in episode 1.

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Debi’s sock recipe.

Purl Soho’s Lovely Ribbed Cowl.

Waverly by Hannah Fettig.


Respect theSpindle by Amy Franquemont.

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From right to left:  Progression of consistency in spindle-spun yarn.

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Crocheting hand-spun into a granny stripe blanket.

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Jumper + Void Shawl by Melanie Berg

Stitch Marker Tutorial

Tools and supplies needed include small wire snips, round nose pliers, one 3-inch head pin, two alphabet beads, three small glass or decorative beads, and two 9 mm jump rings.

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Place the alphabet beads and glass beads on the end pin as shown.

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Using the round nose pliers, form a loop at the end of the head pin.


Push the beads toward the loop and cut off the excess pin with the wire snips leaving enough pin to form a loop on that side.


Using the round pliers once again, form a loop on the cut end.


Attach the jump rings to the loops at each end.


Your stitch markers are ready to use!

My Etsy shop.

London Fog Recipe

Brew one cup or teapot of Earl Grey tea.  Sweeten to taste with honey.

In the meantime, steam and froth 1/2 cup of milk + 1 teaspoon vanilla with an espresso machine or milk frother.  If you don’t have either, warm milk in the microwave and froth with a whisk.

Fill your tea cup or mug with Earl Grey, then carefully spoon the frothed milk on top.  Sip and enjoy!

Thank you for listening!

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JuneSisters Audio Podcast, Episode 1:  Make it Lovely

Show Notes for the January 8, 2017 Episode

Click on the audio player below to listen!

You can find me on

Instagram @ debihassler

Facebook @ Debi Graham Hassler

@ JuneSisters

Ravelry@debihassler

Email:  junesisterspodcast@yahoo.com


My first knitting, more than 45 years ago.

Paton’s Kroy Socks in the Grey Brown Marl colorway.


Debi’s Vanilla Socks.


Germany knits:  Precious Cowl by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne, Pebbles Socks by Mina Philipp, Crofthoose Hat by Ella Gordon, Sockhead Hat for Chief by Kelly McClure, and Pup Tent Hat and cowl (adapted by me) for Cameron by Catherine Gamroth.


Messy Bun Hat by Melanie K. Ham.  Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in the Blackstone colorway.


Tiny Christmas Hat Ornament by Debi Hassler.


Kork Nisse Knit by Jennifer Edwards.


Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy in the Frische Fische colorway (which means “fresh fish” 😜).
Little Bobbins Knits Christmas Eve Cast On #lbkchristmasevesocks2016.

Purl Soho Lovely Ribbed Cowl.  Kraemer Yarns Naturally Nazareth in the Hickory colorway.  “Thanks” #kraemeryarns for the shoutout on Instagram!

Chief’s Hemingway Cowl.
Kromski drop spindles.

Hygge: a Danish and Norwegian word with a unique definition, although very similar to Gemütlichkeit. Hygge as a noun includes a feeling, a social atmosphere, and an action. It includes something nice, cozy, safe, and known. The word is more than a physical state, instead the Danish and Norwegian word focus on a psychological state. Hygge is a state where all psychological needs are in balance.



Fringe Association
Never Not Knitting
Debi’s Blog from Germany

Me and Chief atop the dome of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany.

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Audio engineering assistance was provided by Eric Hassler, aka Chief.