What I'm spinning now: 80/20 Merino Silk from Pigeonroof Studios in "Inveigle"
State of the Stash
The Middlefield sweater (not the "Middletown Sweater") from New England Knits
Stonehedge Fiber Mill's Shepherd's Worsted
The Annabel Cardigan
The sweet lamb's fleece came from Dee Heinrich at Peeper Hollow Farm
SpinDoctor's Facebook page
SpinDoctor's Google+ page
The closing song is Jonathan Coulton's "Podsafe Christmas Song." You can find Jonathan's website here.
Segments include: Zora-Lora-Ding-Dong, FOs & WIPs, a Field Trip to Sarah Anderson's class, a Mash Note to Kay Gardiner, and a Helpful Hint. Plus, Zora makes a number of cameos.
Jillian and I go out for a spin, Jillian reviews fiber from Woolgatherings, I review the Hansen Mini-Spinner and the Will Taylor Clever Kate.
The lovely donation incentive from Black Bunny Fibers that's going to Melissa:
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.
Out for a Spin
Jillian's blog post on plying twist
Jillian's fabulous "Dirt" singles:
The Corgi Hill Farm Merino/Camel/Cashmere yarn:
The sample I spun from my CVM fleeces:
Fiber Review: Woolgatherings
The Etsy shop
The Ravelry group
Wheel Review: The Hansen Mini-Spinner
Equipment Review: The Will Taylor Clever Kate
Will Taylor doesn't have a web site. I got my Clever Kate at Carolina Homespun.
Jillian and I open a package, I review How to Spin Wool: Four Spinners, Four Techniques, and Jillian interviews Amy King of Spunky Eclectic. Plus, The Organized Spinner provides some hints on sampling for a large project.
Opening Chatter The Black Sheep Gathering
Out for a Spin
Santa Cruz fleece no. 1
Santa Cruz fleece no. 2
the Spunky Eclectic fiber that Jillian made into this:
This fiber from Southern Cross . . .
. . . became these singles.
Braids from Woolgatherings:
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.
Indie Dyer Interview
Spunky Eclectic (fiber review here).
The Organized Spinner
Tyvek wristbands, like the ones here
Information on "Andean" plying
Jillian and I go out for a spin. Twice. Jillian reviews the Lendrum folding wheel.
In this SpinDoctor Unplugged episode, I catch you up on lots of finished objects, tell you about Zora's new diet, face some hard truths about sock yarn, and offer a helpful hint.
Jillian and I go out for a spin on our last night at the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat. Hilarity ensues.
The effervescent Mary Scott Huff
Toots LeBlanc's merino/angora yarn:
Woolgatherings ("bright, but not clownish"):
You can find the Woolgatherings' Etsy shop here.
Goth Socks, from Rainy Days and Wooly Dogs:
(Jillian's above, Sasha's below)
Loft, from Brooklyn Tweed
Lucy Neatby's DVDs
Information on the Abstract Fiber club
Sasha's three-ply sock yarn haul:
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
She's also been working with fiber from Yarn Hollow:
And her Spunky Eclectic club fiber is speaking to her:
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
I go out for a spin with Jillian. Then, I devour Jacey Boggs’ yummy Spin Art, savor Schacht’s toothsome bulky plyer flyer, and review a scrumptious merino-cross fleece deliciously processed by Morro Fleece Works. Plus, a new spinalong!
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
State of the Stash
Sheep Heid by Kate Davies
Faded Splendor Tam by Janine Bajus
On the Needles/Wheels/Looms
Pagona Shawl by Stephen West in a Crown Mountain Fibers handspun.
Pashmina Cowl from Last Minute Knitted Gifts in Malabrigo Yarns Silky Merino.
Saga of the Faded Splendor Tam.
GoodReader for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Available in the iTunes store.
A field trip, the state of the stash, some works in progress, a fiber fiasco, a mash note and a helpful hint.