Ep 001: (mis)adventures at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

May 19, 2017

In this episode, Ashley and I introduced ourselves and the podcast.  We discussed recent finished objects, imaginary knitting, and our experience at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival that took place May 6th and 7th at the Howard County Fairgrounds.


Oh, there were so many awesome (mis)adventures this past week because of the festival!

Ashely purchased a skein of KnittyAndColor Acoustic Sock in the colorway “Acid Rainbow”,  a skein of Neighborhood Fiber Company’s Studio Sock in the colorway “Swoon”, Justamere Tree Farm Pure Maple Syrup, a skein of Buffalo Skies DK in “Wolf Brothers”, and two skeins from Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in “Peach Melba” and “Riptide”.

Tara purchased the Strauch Jumbo Ball Winder, the tabletop swift from Yarn Tech, a multicolored Empire skein from Jill Draper Makes Stuff, and a DK weight skein from Knitty and Color.

Cast on/Bind off:

Ashley recently finished the Knitting Pure and Simple V-Neck Cardigan!  The buttons are from Woolworks and the backing ribbon is stash from Renaissance Ribbon- Kaffe Fassett series. (Possibly purchased from Patches in Chatsworth, CA.)

Tara recently finished the Vera Bear by Annita Wilschut and the matching sweater, An Outfit for Vera Bear.  Tara modified the pattern by omitting the hood and by using a 3 needle bind-off to connect the pocket lining to the outer part of the sweater.  Vera was knit in Cascade 220 and the sweater used stashed Cephalapod Yarns Traveller.

Imaginary Knitting:

Ashley hopes to knit the Bambara Wrap by Ambah O’Brien using Primrose Yarn.

Tara wants to knit the Diplodocus sweater from Tot Toppers using stashed Jill Draper Makes Stuff’s Hudson and Neighborhood Fiber Company’s Studio Worsted in a rainbow of colors.

Old Bay on Everything:

In this section, we share our love of Baltimore and the greater Maryland area.  This week, we highlighted the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  We both enjoyed the social aspects of the festival and connecting with fellow ravelers, podcasters, and vendors.  Ashely and her family enjoyed seeing the animals, including the sheep dog show on Sunday.

We met Aquilla of the Lefty Knitter video cast and Ashley chatted with Boston Jen of Down Cellar Studio.  Tara was able to catch up with a her friend, Lis Barsuglia-Madsen of Scandinavian Weave and Knit.

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