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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.

IMG_9351The Baby Aviator by Julie Taylor with vintage buttons.

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

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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

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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).

Music by MaxKo Music, licensed by Envato Market.

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!

Music by MaxKo Music, licensed by Envato Market.

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!

Music by MaxKo Music, licensed by Envato Market.

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.

Music by MaxKo Music, licensed by Envato Market.

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