Sunday, December 1, 2013

Episode 59 - Gift Knitting Time

We drew winners for the September - November KAL so if you participated make sure you watch!

For the next KAL we have been toying with the idea of doing a year long KAL with prizes drawn several times throughout the year. We have nailed down the details yet because we want to make sure we get viewer input! So please make sure you go on over to this thread and give us your ideas.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Episode 57 - Week of Win

Lots of things to talk about this week but very little knitting to show. New cell phone games sucked me away from the yarn this week and as an added bonus I've been working out again! If anyone is on fitbit and wants to be my friend let me know. :)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Episode 55 - Almost November

It looks like I'll have to upload videos to youtube so that they can be viewed on the blog. Hopefully I will get them up here on the blog as soon as they're recorded but depending on how life goes it may be delayed. Shownotes are not happening right now due to the sick kitty but as she improves I hope to get them back up and going!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Episode 54 - Now on Hipcast!

The first new episode on our new hosting site. Please let me know if there are any quality issues! I've had to shrink the file size down quite a bit to accommodate the changes!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Episode 53 - Live from my Office

This is Episode 53 of A Spinner's Whirled. Please check the blog and Ravelry group for more details!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Episode 53 - Live from my Office

This weekend has been super busy and I'm fighting off the start of cold/allergy season. If you have any questions on anything you see please go over and check my project page on Ravelry. You should find project details there! If your questions are still unanswered please feel free to send me a private message or post in the Ravelry group!

Have a great week!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Episode 52 - The Vacuum...

Hubby decided he needed to vacuum the loft while I was recording. Unfortunately the sound picked up but it is still easy to hear me over the sound (at least on my end.) If you have trouble let me know and I can see what I can do about fixing it!

Hope you all have a fabulous week!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Episode 50 - Feels Like Fall

Work is keeping me busy and I do not have time at the moment to update the show notes! I have big plans to get those done this week assuming all goes well!

In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Episode 49 - I've Got The Blues

Thanks for watching! If you have any questions please feel free to send me a message on Ravelry or ask in the group. :)

Spinning Stuff

Spinning FO
Shop: Three Sheep to the Wind
Yardage: 197 yards
Weight: 3oz
Breed: Border/Blue-Faced Leicester

Spinning WIP
Shop: Gale's Art
Color: Proud Peacock
Blend: 85/15 Polwarth/Silk

Non-Spinning Stuff

SSK Shawl
Pattern: Summers at Scarritt Bennett by Penny Schumers
Yarn: Desert Vista Dyeworks in Summers at Scarritt Bennet (Voir Base)
Needles: Size 7 and 3 US

Miss Winkle
Pattern: Miss Winkle by Martina Behm
Yarn: Knit Picks Memories in the Easter colorway
Needles: US 3

Bee Leaf Shawl
Pattern: Bee Leaf Half Pi Shawl by Kimberly Pacini
Yarn: Artsygal Handpaints in Glacier (50/50 Merino/Silk)
Needles: US 4

Cold Mountain
Pattern: Cold Mountain Shawl by Kieran Foley
Yarn: Knit Picks Shadow in the Nocturne Heathers colorway
Needles: US 3

Monday, September 2, 2013

Episode 48 - Do Not Make me get the Spray Bottle!


Please go here to help us nominate and vote on Sock Patterns for the current KAL! :)

Finished Objects

Pattern: Sockhead hat by Kelly McClure
Yarn: Another Crafty Girl - Strong Base
Colorway: Mona Lisa (Part of the 2 Crafty Girls Yarn Club)
Needles: Size 2 US

Works in Progress

Pattern: Summers at Scarritt Bennett by Penny Schumers
Yarn: Desert Vista Dyeworks  - Voir
Colorway: Summer at Scarritt Bennett
Needles: Size 7 US and Size 3 US

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Episode 47 - Silly Sound Show

Sorry for all of the added sound effects today! We had a slightly different location and it had a few complications!

Show notes will be a bit more delayed, the beginning of the school year is kicking my tail!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Episode 46 - No Startitis Here!

Welcome back!

Thank you for watching today's episode!

Book Review: Unique Feet - Mens Socks! These patterns are great for any gender and come in a variety of sizes and skill set. Several patterns are perfect for beginners and there are even some scary advanced ones too. :) (If you haven't seen the knee high colorwork socks make sure you check them out!)

My Etsy Shop: Spun Sheepy

Finished Objects

Shop: Highland Handmades
Blend: Superwash Merino
Colorway: Fruit Drinks

Pattern: Magrathea by Martina Behm
Yarn: Plymouth Happy Feet in Color 18
Needles: Size 5 US

Works in Progress

Shop: Gale's Art  (P.S. They have the color on a different base if you're interested!)
Blend: Polwarth/Silk 85/15
Colorway: Proud Peacock

Pattern: Sockhead hat by Kelly McClure
Yarn: Another Crafty Girl - Strong Base
Colorway: Mona Lisa (Part of the 2 Crafty Girls Yarn Club)
Needles: Size 2 US

Pattern: Summers at Scarritt Bennett by Penny Schumers
Yarn: Desert Vista Dyeworks  - Voir
Colorway: Summer at Scarritt Bennett
Needles: Size 7 US and Size 3 US

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Episode 45 - Distracted

Thanks for watching!


Finished Objects

Shop: Highland Handmades
Blend: 100% BFL (75% Ecru - 25% Black)
Colorway: Brown Eyed Susan, Tiger Lily and Contemplate (I didn't remember the colors but found a post where Heather listed them on Instagram! Yay for happy surprises!)
Yardage: 490 yards

For more details on how the fiber was split and spun up see Episode 42!

Pattern: The Secret Fan by Adrienne Fong
Yarn: Creatively Dyed - Calypso Base - Lady Colorway
Needles: Size 0 US - 2 mm

Works in Progress

Shop: Highland Handmades
Blend: Superwash Merino
Colorway: Fruit Drinks

Pattern: Magrathea by Martina Behm
Yarn: Plymouth Happy Feet in Color 18
Needles: Size 5 US


Shop: Gale's Art (I will warn you.. clicking on that link may lead to a lack of money in your bank account... I speak from experience.)
Blend: Blueface Swirl (More BFL!)
Colorway: Misty

Turkish Spindle
Shop: Subterranean Woodworks

Supported Spindle
Shop: Deerfield Creations

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Episode 44 - Stash

Well it's been a few weeks! SSK followed by a trip north to see my folks meant 2 full weeks without a show! I've made up for it with 2 handspun FOs and a lot of stash enhancement.

Please make sure you stop on over to the Ravelry group to give me your opinion about switching up future KALs!

Put your opinion in here!

Finished Objects

Shawl #1
Pattern: Trillian by Martina Behm
Yarn: Handspun from Highland Handmades Roving
Needles: 5US

Shawl #2
Pattern: Clockwork by Steven West
Yarn: Handspun - Handdyed and Spun by myself!
Needles 6US

Prize Donation
Shop: Little Libellule
Blend: 100% Merino Wool
Colorway: Forest Floor

Stash Enhancement
Fiber Optic - Autumn Harvest Gradient - 80 Merino/20 Silk
Unwind Yarn Company - Color 101 and 110
Knitty and Color - Snowy Owl and Frozen Solid colorways
Highland Handmades - Superwash Merino - Fruit Punch Colorway
Desert Vista Dyeworks - Color Accents Raspberry - 75 Merino/20 Nylon
Tangerine Designs - Dalek Bag 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Episode 43 - Sleep is Overrated

Thanks for joining us again this week!

Dori's Stuff
Fiber: Woolgatherings
Color: Starling
This is an older colorway that was done for a club/spin-a-long so it's not currently available. All of her stuff is absolutely stunning though!

Pattern: Fantasm by Cheri McEwen
Yarn: Handspun Knitty And Color
Yarn was spun from a Knitty And Color exclusive batt done awhile back.

Bow Ties are Cool

Someone asked for the pattern and I *think* that this is it! I tried checking in Dori's library and couldn't find it!

Pattern:  Vanilla Latte by Virginia Rose-Jeanes
Yarn: Lollipop Yarn
Colorway: Whoop Dee Doo

Ashley's Stuff
Tour De Sock - Pattern #1
Pattern: The Secret Fan by Adrienne Fong
Yarn: Creatively Dyed, Calypso base
Colorway: Lady

Shawl #1
Pattern: Trillian by Martina Behm
Yarn: Handspun from Highland Handmades BFL fiber 
Needles: 5US

Shawl #2
Pattern: Clockwork by Steven West
Yarn: Handspun/Handdyed by Me!
Needles: 6US

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Episode 42 - Lots and Lots

Episode 42 is up! I have lots of finished things this week!

Some of the shops talked about in this episode:

The Unique Sheep

Highland Handmades

Patterns discussed:


GAP-tastic Cowl

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Episode 41 - Very Delayed

I had full intentions of recording before I left for the Honeymoon but then life got in the way! Oops! Gotta love when it sneaks up on you like that! After watching a marathon of podcasts today I decided that I couldn't wait until next week to put out a new episode. :)

I hope everyone has a fabulous week!

There are two shops I brought up in my episode today that I want to mention!

The Brickless by Martina Behm that I am making out of The Unique Sheep gradience in Tinsel Toes. They still have the Tinsel Toes yarn on their site although I haven't seen the "15 Step" color that I have pieces of. In the last 4 years since I bought this yarn they have come out with a LOT more colors, so the 15 Step may have been retired.

The fiber I'm spinning is "Not Drinking Merlot" by KnittyAndColor. I've talked about her many times before, she's fabulous and I support her every chance I get!  (P.S. Her husband makes some gorgeous spindles that I've been dying to buy for awhile! Check his stuff out too while you are at it....)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Episode 40 - Pure Randomness

Episode 40 is up! I still haven't heard from 2 of the winners that were drawn last week so make sure you check out Episode 39 if you entered the Spring KAL/SAL! :)

I hope everyone has a fabulous week! We did talk for a bit about the halfway point so if you aren't into the chatter you can skip out at that point. :)

P.S. I'm going to SSK! If anyone else is going and wants to get together let me know!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Episode 39 - Have you Seen my Gauge?

Yea... very little knitting gets accomplished when gauge is a disaster! I really need to work on that!

Prizes are drawn for the podiversary AND the Spring SALCALKAL!! If you entered any of the two make sure you watch!

I hope everyone has a fabulous week! Next week's episode will probably be a bit early since I'm heading back out of town the following week.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Episode 38 - I Hate Spiders...

Well, it's me and my guest co-host... a spider. Unfortunately my little co-host doesn't last too long during this episode.

Is it bad that every time I try to type "Spider" I put an "n" after the Spi part... I must type spin way too often that my fingers just automatically type it.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Episode 37 - Happy Birthday to us!

It's our Podiversary! Can you believe that it's been a whole year already!

To make matters better, Dori has returned from her podcast hiatus and has some knitting to show us! We have a drawing for the One Year Anniversary so if you want in on the drawing make sure you head on over to the Ravelry Group!

Thank you all for joining us on our little podcasting adventure! Hopefully you'll stick around for year two!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Episode 36 - I really need more Sleep!

I hope everyone's week has been fabulous! Join us in the Ravelry group to enter contest and for just general chatter!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me a private message on Ravelry OR Plurk!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Episode 35 - Da Sheepy!

I'm back from Stitches and have a few purchases. There is handspun and cat appearances as well!

I'll definitely be busting my stash for a loooong long time!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Episode 34 - Georgia Bound

Stitches South is next week and I will be in attendance! Unfortunately Dori will not be able to make it this year. :(

This episode has the winner of the March Spin/Knit something Green  bonus drawing and the winner... gets more green fiber!

If you have any questions feel free to send me a message on Ravelry or Plurk! Hope everyone has a fabulous week!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Episode 33 - Spindled

It's a short one today - just 17 minutes!

Don't forget to post your finished yarn and projects in the thread on Ravelry! There will be a bonus drawing at the end of March for anything with green in it!

Hope you all have a fabulous week!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Episode 32 - Glare

I may have a bit of glare off the glasses today. Sorry all!

Hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Episode 30 - Keep On Spinning!

It's a spinning focused show this week. Don't forget to come check out the Ravelry group for more info on contests and what not (and for general chatter and mayhem.)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Episode 29 - Lack of Spinning Cast

Now with better color; however there is a bit mpre knitting and crochet than spinning!

Grad class is keeping me busy and so it's taking me a bit longer to upload than usual! Just a few more months though and perhaps you'll even see a bit more spinning! (Or you may see less since I won't have as much reason to procrastinate. ;) )

Episode is still converting but I have to get my paper done so I'm posting now! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us on Ravelry or Plurk! (Spun2Tight or HopStitchAndAway)

Have a great week y'all!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Episode 28 - Who Stole My Colors?

Yea.. so the colors are definitely out of whack this go around since we recorded after dark. Maybe next week we'll get an episode in before the sun sets. :)

No show notes this week because I just don't have time with work, grading and getting my knit on, so if you have any questions feel free to come ask in the Ravelry group or send us a PM on Ravelry or Plurk.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Episode 27 - Ode to Bad Lighting

There are a bit of show notes today because I refer to a lot of things that just are not on Ravelry or are on blogs specifically. Gotta give credit where credit is due!

Rockefeller is done! I haven't put any finished photos in Ravelry yet but the majority of the details are there. (I really need to get my projects updated on Ravelry. I've gotten really bad at that lately!)

Tardigrade Pattern:

Yes it is crochet. I'm working it on a size G with worsted weight Caron that I had laying around the stash. I'm hoping to put this in Ravelry but I haven't bothered yet. :D

Crown Mountain Farms:

Yup... They have 89 colorways! I own sooo many of these and the ones I don't own I really want! (I've spun quite a few of these too) Under the Boardwalk is there and the colors are much better than any photo I could ever take! P.S. If you want an idea how the yarn looks after it's spun check out this link:

Oh, and if you wanted the link for "How Sock Hop is Spun" check right here!

Think I got all of the important things! If you have never spun CMF's stuff you seriously should check them out. Making these show notes was dangerous... I made a wish list of colors I want from their superwash merino. The stuff spins like a dream!


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Episode 26 - Dori Returns!

We're back and Dori is here! There is a little spinning, a bunch of knitting and a whole bunch of enabling. :)

I will warn you, we were a little rambly and I know I forgot to give the details on some of the projects I was working on! Oops!

Don't forget that the Winter SALCALKAL is open and any cowls and we'll be drawing prizes for two categories! Handspun finished between December and February and finished cowls and socks knit or crocheted out of your handspun during the same time frame!

If you want to get in touch feel free to join A Spinner's Whirled group on Ravelry! As always, feel free to send us a message on plurk or Ravelry with any questions you have. :)