Monday, December 31, 2012

Episode 25 - Goodbye 2012

The last episode for 2012 is another solo one! Lots of projects and other things this go around. I'm surprised I was able to yak for a whole half hour by myself!

Hope everyone has a fabulous New Year! May all your fibery dreams come true in 2013!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Episode 24 - Super Short!

Just a quick one this week! Dori is busy with work and I can only get so off task by myself. ;)

Don't forget to head over to the Ravelry group to enter the New Year's Resolutions for your Handspun/Spinning Thread! I'll be drawing a winner to give away a pattern the next time I record. :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Episode 22 & 23 - PANIC!

Oops! Just realized as I came in to upload Episode 23 that I had never linked 22 to the blog! Yea, I'm a bit forgetful lately to say the least!. :)

For those of you that subscribe and watch via the blog Episode 22 is below!
And here is Episode 22!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Episode 21 - Rambles

We're finally back!

This episode includes epic stash enhancement from SAFF, a bunch of knitting, but not so much spinning. :( Real life has been taking over and with the wedding life is going to get crazy over the next two months! (If it wasn't crazy already.) Hang in there with us and if you haven't entered the 100 member give away in the Ravelry group please make sure you do!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Episode 20 - Take 2

Episode 20 is up! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

You can find us on Ravelry and Plurk as HopStitchAndAway and Spun2Tight!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Episode 19 - The HO Show!

Dori is back and Episode 19 is available below for your viewing pleasure!

Hope you enjoy!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us on Ravelry or Plurk: spun2tight and/or HopStitchAndAway

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Episode 18 - Me, Myself & Oreo

It's just me this time! Dori was off having adventures in Charleston and I have family coming in so had to fly solo this week!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me on Ravelry or Plurk as Spun2Tight!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Episode 17 - O is for Obnoxious

Episode 17 is up for your viewing pleasure! As always if you have any questions please feel free to contact us on Ravlery or Plurk! - Spun2Tight and HopStitchAndAway

Monday, September 3, 2012

Episode 16 - Prize Time!

This week we've got prizes for the Summer SALCALKAL and the winning item we'll be knitting for the Fal SALCALKAL! Thanks to everyone who voted!

Note: Due to Real Life just being crazy we're going to be doing a little less editing to try to save us some time. With all of the wedding stuff Ashley is dealing with we're just having to cut back a little. We will still be recording each weekend so make sure to keep checking in!

Also, we still are no longer doing show notes. Should you have any questions please feel free to check our Ravelry pages, send us PMs on Ravelry or Plurk, or feel free to just ask in the group! We try to check it often. :)

Thanks for watching everyone!!


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Episode 15 - Spinning Failure

We're back after a two week break! Work and real life just kinda got in the way last weekend.

Check our Ravelry pages for details about projects you see on the podcast! As always feel free to send us a PM if you have any questions that are unanswered. :)

P.S. Don't forget the contest for Summer ends Saturday, August 31st at 11:59pm! Make sure you have your pictures posted before then! We also have voting currently open for the Winter KAL! Come tell us what you want to knit for the next round of fun!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Episode 14 - Preface

It's a shorter one this week! If you have any questions please feel free to contact either Dori or myself on Ravelry or plurk!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Episode 13 - Chatty Cathy

Dori is back for Episode 13! YAY!

No show notes again. If you have any questions please feel free to leave a message in the Ravelry group or send us a private message!

Ashley - Spun2Tight
Dori - HopStitchAndAway

Thanks for watching!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Episode 12 - Alone

Just me this time!

If you are looking for us on Ravelry our user names are Spun2Tight and HopStitchAndAway! Feel free to add us as friends! Info about all of our projects is available there as well.

As always feel free to PM us on Ravelry or Plurk with any questions/comments. :)

Thanks for watching!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Show notes will be coming later! If you should have any questions in the meantime please feel free to contact us on Ravelry or Plurk!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Episode 10 - Unedited

This episode is exactly as the title says, Unedited. Ashley isn't feeling too well today so unfortunately this is not a very edited episode. Also, no show notes this week. :( If you have any questions about anything feel free to contact us via Ravelry or Plurk!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Episode 9 - Super Shortie!

Super short episode this week!


Works in Progress!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Episode 8 - A Little Late

Episode 8 is now Live! Hope you enjoy!

In an effort to make show notes easier (for us), we are linking the project and stash pages for the objects on Ravelry. If you ever have any questions, or can't find something, please feel free to contact us!

Finished Objects 
Dori's Hitchhiker 
Inara (times 2) - Romney - Into The Whirled June Fiber Club
Yellowknife - Bullseye Bump - Loop
Purple Rain - Spontaneous Spinning Cloud - Loop

Works in Progress 
Redwood Forest - Frabjous Fibers - BFL/Silk
Honeysuckle on the Vine - Flawful Fibers - Corriedale (We tried but could not find a website, and the link on the tag did not work for us. If you have a link as to where this can be purchased please let us know!)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Episode 7.5 - Mini Tutorial!

Mini Tutorial!

I filmed a little tutorial to show you how I go about using up those leftover singles that are there when I haven't divided my roving or top up equally. It happens to everybody, and there are lots of different ways to ply up those singles. I prefer to andean ply these singles onto the end of my skein so that I'm not stuck with a giant skein, and a tiny mini skein. Hope you enjoy!

Episode 7 - Oops...

Finished Objects!
Supernova - KnittyAndColor - 4.2oz - 452 yards
Renaissance - Interlacements - BFL - 4 oz - 295 yards
Hitchhiker - 42 points! - Size 2 US (3.0 mm) - 450 yards of BFL/Silk from KnittyAndColor - Double Rainbow colorway
Baby + Toddle Tiered Coat and Jacket - 8 oz of Vanna's Colors in Wildflower
Candle Flame Shawl - KnitPicks Shimmer
Cranberry Handspun - Ashland Bay - Cranberry colorway - 346 yards - 4 oz

Works in Progress!
NONE! We were finishers this week! :D

Into the Whirled - BFL - Fierce and Flawless - June Club Colorway
Handdyed - KnitPicks Gloss - 100 grams - Prize for our Summer SAL/KAL/CAL!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Episode 6 - Along Came Odis

In an effort to save time (and the fact I've now typed this twice because blogger ate the first post) we will be linking our Ravelry projects so that you can go there for yarn, needles, and pattern details. If there are any other unanswered questions please do not hesitate to send us a private message on Ravelry!

Spun2Tight - Ashley 
HopStitchAndAway - Dori

Finished Objects
Works in Progress
Podcasts We're Watching

Friday, June 8, 2012

We're back and this time it's on a Friday! Show notes can be found below. If you prefer you can also subscribe via itunes or

Finished Objects 

Works in Progress
Summer SAL/KAL
Knit up any shawl, shawlette or scarf out of your handspun (or the handspun of others) from June to August and be entered for a chance to win some prizes we have yet to determine! Details can be found in our Ravelry Group!

  • Storm Front - Falkland - KnittyAndColor - 4oz
  • Not Drinking Merlot - Merino/Silk - KnittyAndColor - 4oz
  • Purple Rain - Spontaneous Spinning Cloud - Loop
  • Be Mine - Bullseye Bump - Loop
  • Wool Bumps - Gifted from a Local Farm (no link)


*NOTE - If the same or a similar fiber is available we will link it in the notes! Otherwise, we will just link the shop itself so you can see what other amazing products these vendors have to offer!*

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Episode 4 - Now with 200% More Rainbows!

We're back and we have another rainbow filled episode! Show notes can be found below. If you prefer you can also subscribe via itunes or  

Finished Objects
Works in Progress
  • Knit up any shawl, shawlette or scarf out of your handspun (or the handspun of others) from June to August and be entered for a chance to win some prizes we have yet to determine! Details can be found in the Ravelry Group!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Episode 3 - Melted Crayons

Episode 3!!!

Okay, so I saved the original movie and it was too big for blip, so I saved it in a very low-quality, e-mail friendly form. I HATED it! So I went and uploaded it a second time in a *better* quality setting! If you got some bizzar error, this is why. ;)

Now for the show notes!

I will warn you, because we did not podcast last week, this episode is twice as long. A bit of the silly factor that we usually keep in check may have come out.

**Please note! If I can link specific items (i.e. the shop has them in stock) I totally will! If not, I will put a link to the shop so you can browse their other awesome items. :)**

Thank Yous!
Caffeinated Knitting - with Daniella
Dragonfly Soars - with Vicki

Finished Things!
Interlacements from the Friends and Fiberworks booth at Stitches South - African Violets Colorway - 100% BFL
Gales Art - Polwarth/Silk - Dreams of Iris  (She has it in stock!!!)
Into the Whirled - Abercrombie - Merino/Tencel

Hermione's Everyday Socks - knit picks bare - dyed by us - size 1.5 US needle
Knitty and Color Batt - Jelly Beans colorway - 240 yards

Works in Progress!
198 Yards of Heaven - Jelly Beans Handspun
Loop Batt - Tiger Eye - A color for the Completely Twisted and Arbitrary Group on Ravelry
KnittyAndColor - Burning Leaves (They have a different base with the Burning Leaves colorway!)
Joe the Sheep - Border Leicester - Purchased from a small farm with no website
Handspun Scarf - I'll guilt Dori into putting the details on her projects page in Ravelry. ;)

Stuff we Bought!
Loop!! It was another color for the CTA Group on ravelry (see works in progress.)
Spinatude - Orange Mums Spindle
Lacewood Spindle - Unplanned Peacock - You'll have to check out her facebook page for current spindles.

Tour De Fleece
Our SAL/CAL/KAL! - More details to come! Be sure to check our Ravelry group. :)

If you want additional details on anything that we neglected to mention feel free to send us a PM on Ravelry or plurk! We love when you bother us.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Episode 2 - Handspun Rainbows

It's Episode 2!  

Thank Yous! 

Dawn from the Wolfe Farm Podcast 

Rachel from Knit Me Happy 

Finished Projects!

Soren - Knitty And Color - Merino/Bamboo - 5 oz - 222 yards (tag said 4oz... we're not sure where the extra ounce came from!)

Too Hot - Knitty And Color - Angelina/Bamboo/Firestar/Merino/Milk Fiber - 203 yards - 4 oz

Ashland Bay - Unknown Colorway - Merino? - 4oz - 353 yards

Into The Whirled - Children of Time - Polwarth/Silk - 4oz - 350 yards

Into The Whirled - Serenity - Falkland - 4oz - 297 yards

Current Projects! 

Knitty and Color - Jelly Beans - Merino/Firestar

Hermoine's Everyday Sock - Size 1 US needles - Handdyed Yarn (A weekend project of ours - Knit Picks Bare)

Tassel-Edged Wrap - So Simple Crochet - Caron Paints - Size H Hook

Interlacements - African Violets - BFL

Stuff we Bought/What's next?

Supernova - Knitty and Color - Angelina/Bamboo/Falkland/Firestar/Merino - 4.2 oz

Nebula - Knitty and Color - Merino/Silk - 4oz

Burning Leaves - Knitty And Color - Merino - 4oz

Reds Plus - Interlacements - BFL - 8oz

Navajo Plying Tutorial

Roving was Into the Whirled - Jinx - BFL Swirl

Some Videos Dori used in case you want extra videos:
Paradise Fibers
Andean Plying/Navajo Plying
Chain Plying

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Episode 1 - A Beginning

Welcome to Episode 1 of A Spinner's Whirled podcast! We plan on using this blog as a place to post new episodes, show notes, and other random updates in between.  Feel free to contact us on Ravelry with any comments or feedback. Contact information is listed at the end of the show!

Stuff we're spinning:

Into the Whirled - April's Fiber Club - Serenity
Interlacements - BFL - African Violets (8oz)
Knitty and Color - Too Hot Batt
Knitty and Color - Soren Top (4oz)
Gale's Art - Dreams of Iris (4oz) - Polworth/Silk Top

Stuff we bought:

Knitty and Color
Into the Whirled