Episode 29 – 8/6/14 – holy cowl!
Out of the Stash (FOs):
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Right now, they are having a Dog Days of Summer Sale! All classes are up to half off! =)
The Spinning Dyed Fibers class is half off right now and well worth the cost!
- Fudge Ripple Hat to match my Fudge Ripple Cowl – patterns by me! I used Malabrigo Yarn Dos in Turquesa and Mt. Ampato Alpacas in a deep brown and some light fingering weight held double from my stash to finish the hat. I only used one skein of the Malabrigo for the set! These will both remain free patterns! =)
- Painted Stripes woven fabric – 2 stoles and fabric for ?? Warp is Brown Sheep Nature Spun Fingering in winter blue and Oasis Yarn Aussi Sock in sahara dessert. Weft is Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet cotton in delft (light blue).
- Finished Handspun! 4 oz 100% Targhee dyed in the Rich colorway by Becoming Art. 2-ply, 458 yds.
- This brings my Stash Dash total to 8,485 yds! =)
On their way out (WIPs):
- Chunky Everyday Cable Bag – free pattern from Nguyen Le. Using Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool overdyed to a blue/green. Knitting as part of the Paradise Fibers’August KAL.
- Spinning up two 4-oz braids to 2-ply: Both are merino/silk/bamboo. Chicks Dig Scars from Cattail Knits and Beach House 5 from Spinneretta’s Studio.
It’s Easy Being Green…
Dishwasher vs handwashing dishes. The dishwasher wins in both water and energy usage! Plus, wouldn’t you rather be spinning or knitting or anything other than washing dishes? ;-)
- 5 minutes pre-rinsing dishes in the sink uses up to 12 gallons of water. Scrape and use the pre-rinse on your dishwasher. That only uses about a gallon!
- Most dishwashers use 7-14 gallons, but high efficiency units can use as little as 4.5 gal. This not only saves water but energy in heating the extra water.
- Wash only when you have a full load.
- Use the air dry setting.