Episode 011


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(00:27) Welcome


  • All Spun Up
  • Loops
  • Events
  • HomeCulture
  • That’s my story
  • American English
  • Moment of Drama

(00:54)All Spun Up

On the wheel

World of Wool Grey Blend – no progress because of prep for the TdF


Tour de Fleece (TdF) 2013!
Runs Saturday June 29th to Sunday July 21st
Picked out too much fibre to spin:  (My TdF stash)

Challenge Pack – Full of great fibre ready for hackle blending (more on the hackle in the next episode)

Processing Shetland Fleece
LongDraw James did a great video on this

[video http://youtu.be/nVnXaOKTpLg]

(12:04) Loops


Vixen shawl by Tori Gurbisz using yarn from a handspun magic yarn ball swap

Mods: Didn’t want to run out of yarn so the last section (section 6) I only did 10 rows of the eyelet pattern then went straight to the edge rows. Cast of with the super stretchy bind-off and it looks perfect!

I also put a few rows on my pi shawl in a turquoise Fluff-n-Stuff Fuzzy (BFL/Kid Mohair)

(18:09) HomeCulture

What’s Baking

  • Snickerdoodles (recipe from The Best Recipe)
  • Growing sprouts! I bought a little pack of different seeds to sprout.
    • I have alfalfa in one jar, and in the other mung beans, aduki beans, chick peas, green lentils.
  • Sloe gin and tonic jell-o cups – adapted from jelly-shot-test-kitchen.blogspot.co.uk
    • I used too much gelatin so I would only do 1 sachet next time for cups


(24:41) That’s my story

Bees!  Bumblebees, honey bees, and solitary bees


(27:24) American English

Jelly / Jell-O

(29:44) Moment of Drama

Act I Scene ii

All hail, great master! Grave sir, hail! I come
To answer thy best pleasure. Be ’t to fly,
To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride
On the curled clouds, to thy strong bidding task
Ariel and all his quality.

Act V Scene i

Where the bee sucks, there suck I.
In a cowslip’s bell I lie.
There I couch when owls do cry.
On the bat’s back I do fly
After summer merrily.
Merrily, merrily shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on the bow.

(32:08) Shall we Shog?

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