Show Notes for Episode 016: The Joy of Spinning

Opening Chatter

The donation incentive for the month of January is this stunning fiber from Bee Mice Elf (check out my review of the Bee Mice Elf fiber club here).  It is 80% Merino and 20% silk; the colorway is called "Land of Snow."

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Photo © Bee Mice Elf, used with permission

Donate $5 or more to the podcast in the month of January to be entered in a drawing to win this lovely stuff.  There's a button in the left-hand column that will take you right to PayPal.

SpinDoctor Rare Breeds Challenge thread on Ravelry

Acme Fibers

Equipment Review

Blue Mountain Handcrafts

Fleece  and Processing Review

Foxhill Farm: P.O. Box 6, 380 Maple St., Lee, MA 01238; (413)243-2558


Fleece a la Topaz

Morning Sun Fiber Barn

Topaz fleece

Topaz's fleece, processed into roving by Morning Sun Fiber Barn


Some yarn from Topaz

Fiber Review

Spirit Trail Fiberworks

North Ronaldsay Yarn

North Ronaldsay yarn


North Ronaldsay swatch

Gulf Coast yarn


Gulf Coast swatch

Manx Loaghtan

Manx Loaghtan roving


Portland Roving


Boreray roving


DVD Review

Rita Buchanan, How I Spin in the SpinDoctor Amazon store

Pattern Review

Laura Chau's Simple Yet Effective Shawl

The pattern page on Ravelry, where you can see lots of different versions

My version:

Simple but Effective 2

Simple but Effective 3