spinning wheel

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:

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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

Stirling

Oban, Isle of Mull, and Tobermory

Ft. William

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.

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“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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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

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

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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

(3:01)

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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!

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(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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