Mar 152014


This will be the last episode of SpinDoctor.  I wanted to tell you about that, and about where I’ve been and about what’s next for me.  I won’t restate here what I say in the episode, but I did want to provide a few links:

Deb Robson’s Dreaming of Shetland project

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My best to you all.

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May 032013

Opening Chatter

The Donation Incentive for April will be from Spunky Eclectic: eight ounces of Shetland wool in the “Friends Forever” colorway.


You can find my review of Spunky Eclectic’s fiber here.  Jillian interviews Amy King here.

The Great Sock Yarn Experiment, based on Sarah Anderson’s The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs, is going on now in the SpinDoctor Ravelry group.

My new blog, Knitting Utopias, is here:

Out for a Spin

Jillian’s Knittyspin column, in which she writes about these swatches:

Knittyspin 7swatches

The Spunky Eclectic Pomegranate Martini fiber Jillian is obsessed with:

Pom Martini

What Sasha’s spinning now:

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Hansen mini-spinner with All. The. Flyers.

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Some pics from Madrona and beyond

The day Mt. Ranier came out to play:

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Eeek, Steeks! class action shot:

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Mary Scott Huff wearing her amazing Thistle Stole:

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Yummy orange trees chez Knitmore:

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Deb Robson’s Dreaming of Shetland project


Fiber Review: Pigeonroof Studios

The fiber:

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On the bobbin:

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The yarn:

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The Lacy Baktus in progress on the way to Madrona:

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Yes, I’m watching Bomb Girls on my iPad. And so should you.

Interview with Lynne Vogel

Lynne Vogel’s website

Lynne Vogel on Etsy

Some of Lynne’s colorways are available from Three Waters Farm’s Etsy shop.

The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook

The Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters

 Posted by at 6:00 pm
Jan 292013


Pet Organics At Ease Natural Herbal Calming Spray for cats

Finished Objects and Works in Progress


Hugh’s Christmas Hat

Mark’s Christmas Hat

Mistake Rib Cowl

Non-Itchy Scarf for Matthew

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Piper’s Journey

More Socks for Matthew

Baby Blanket for Thingy

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Lots of Jacob

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Spunky Eclectic Targhee in Tie Dye

Pigeonroof Studios Merino/Silk in Inveigle

Field Trip


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State of the Stash

Fiber Company Tundra

Spud and Chloe Sweater

Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico

Mash Note

Blue Sky Alpacas

There’s information on the Metalico pattern collection here.  You can see some of the Royal Petite patterns here. You can see a picture of one of the Spud and Chloe pattern cards here.


Sasha on Ravelry, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+; the podcast on Facebook and Google+; the Ravelry group



 Posted by at 12:20 am
Dec 222012

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What I’m spinning now: 80/20 Merino Silk from Pigeonroof Studios in “Inveigle”

Opening Chatter


Maryland Sheep and Wool

State of the Stash

The Middlefield sweater (not the “Middletown Sweater”) from New England Knits

Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Worsted


Rosie’s Yarn Celler


Mary Scot Huff’s website and her Thistle stole

The Annabel Cardigan

The sweet lamb’s fleece came from Dee Heinrich at Peeper Hollow Farm

Spunky Eclectic


Soft Paws

In closing



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Sasha on Twitter, Instagram & Ravelry

The closing song is Jonathan Coulton’s “Podsafe Christmas Song.”  You can find Jonathan’s website here.

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