Show Notes for Episode 037 (Unplugged): Podsafe

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What I'm spinning now: 80/20 Merino Silk from Pigeonroof Studios in "Inveigle"

Opening Chatter


Maryland Sheep and Wool

State of the Stash

The Middlefield sweater (not the "Middletown Sweater") from New England Knits

Stonehedge Fiber Mill's Shepherd's Worsted


Rosie's Yarn Celler


Mary Scot Huff's website and her Thistle stole

The Annabel Cardigan

The sweet lamb's fleece came from Dee Heinrich at Peeper Hollow Farm

Spunky Eclectic


Soft Paws

In closing



SpinDoctor's Facebook page

SpinDoctor's Google+ page

Sasha on Twitter, Instagram & Ravelry

The closing song is Jonathan Coulton's "Podsafe Christmas Song."  You can find Jonathan's website here.

Show Notes for Episode 035: The Spinning Devil says "woolen"

Opening Chatter

The lovely donation incentive from Black Bunny Fibers that's going to Melissa:


Dragon's Tail

The new donation incentive is 8 ounces of fiber from Yarn Hollow

A link to my fiber destash

The Spinning Loft classes page, for information on classes with Sarah Anderson and Deb Robson.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Fair


Out for a Spin

Jillian's blog post on plying twist

Jillian's fabulous "Dirt" singles:

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The Corgi Hill Farm Merino/Camel/Cashmere yarn:

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The sample I spun from my CVM fleeces:

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Fiber Review: Woolgatherings

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The website

The Etsy shop

The Ravelry group

Wheel Review: The Hansen Mini-Spinner

MS cherry 600


Züca Bags

Equipment Review: The Will Taylor Clever Kate

Will Taylor doesn't have a web site.  I got my Clever Kate at Carolina Homespun.


Show Notes for Episode 034: A Sheep Named Darwin

Opening Chatter  The Black Sheep Gathering

Out for a Spin

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Santa Cruz fleece no. 1

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Santa Cruz fleece no. 2

The hot water bottle patterns from cocoknits and Leigh Radford.

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the Spunky Eclectic fiber that Jillian made into this:

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and this:

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This fiber from Southern Cross . . .

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. . . became these singles.

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Braids from Woolgatherings:

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Meanwhile, Sasha's been spinning this Texel from The Spinning Loft, which she dyed herself, for socks.  The actual color is way more green than this.



DVD Review

How to Card Wool: Four Spinners, Four Techniques

Maggie Casey, Start Spinning (DVD).  Reviewed here.

Rita Buchanan, How I Spin (DVD).  Reviewed here.

Indie Dyer Interview

Spunky Eclectic (fiber review here).

The Organized Spinner

Tyvek wristbands, like the ones here

Information on "Andean" plying

Show Notes for Episode 031: Family-Friendly Exploding Heads


The effervescent Mary Scott Huff

"Ebbtide," from Elizabeth Doherty's Blue Bee Studio

Toots LeBlanc's merino/angora yarn:

The Pocket Wheel

The Haul

Woolgatherings ("bright, but not clownish"):


You can find the Woolgatherings' Etsy shop here.

The Artful Ewe:

Artful ewe batts

Goth Socks, from Rainy Days and Wooly Dogs:

Goth socks

(Jillian's above, Sasha's below)

Jenkins Turkish Spindles

Loft, from Brooklyn Tweed



Lucy Neatby's DVDs

Abstract Fiber

Information on the Abstract Fiber club

Sasha's three-ply sock yarn haul:

Crosspatch Creations:

Tactile Fiber Arts:

Huckleberry Knits


Show Notes for Episode 030: Why don't you just spin it?

Opening Chatter

The donation incentive for February is 8 oz of "Big Girl Pink" fiber from Abstract Fiber.  One bump is an 75/25 blend of BFL and silk.  The other is a 50/50 blend of Merino and tencel.  To be entered into a drawing to win this fiber, just donate $5 or more to the podcast by the end of February.  There's a donate button in the left-hand column of the page that will take you right to PayPal.  You can find more goodies from Abstract Fiber here; my review of Abstract Fiber is here.

I'll be at the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat in Tacoma from February 15-20.  The podcaster meet-and-greet will be on Saturday at 5:00 pm in the Rotunda.  Come see us!

Out for a Spin

Jillian joins me for the first time.  Find her at Knittyspin and Tuesdays at The Knitty blog.

Jillian's been spinning some batts from Bricolage Studios.  You can find them on Etsy or at The Spinning Loft.

She's also been working with fiber from Yarn Hollow:

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And her Spunky Eclectic club fiber is speaking to her:

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Book Review

Jacey Boggs, Spin Art: Mastering the Craft of Spinning Textured Yarn

Equipment Review

Schacht bulky plyer flyer for the Sidekick

Fiber & Processing Review

You can email Elizabeth Hubbard at hubbardranch at centurytel dot net; her Etsy shop can be found here.

Morro Fleece Works, Morro Bay, CA

Show Notes for Episode 029 (Unplugged):

These show notes are courtesy of the fabulous Bettina.  Her Ravelry name is anitteb.  Please shower her with thanks and vitual hugs!--S. Field Trip

Habu Textiles

Purl Soho

Last Minute Knitted Gifts and More Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson

Knitty City

State of the Stash

Sheep Heid by Kate Davies

Faded Splendor Tam by Janine Bajus

Johanneshof Romneys

On the Needles/Wheels/Looms

Scarf in Spunky Eclectic

Pagona Shawl by Stephen West in a Crown Mountain Fibers handspun.

Pashmina Cowl from Last Minute Knitted Gifts in Malabrigo Yarns Silky Merino.

Mork by Julia Farwell-Clay in Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted.

Fiber Fiasco

Saga of the Faded Splendor Tam.

Mash Note

To Clara Parkes, editor of Knitter's Review and author of the Knitter's Book of Yarn, The Knitter's Book of Wool, and The Knitter's Book of Socks

Helpful Hint

GoodReader for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Available in the iTunes store.