Author Archives: thefatsquirrel

About thefatsquirrel

I'm a fat, sassy, tattooed, knittin' Mama. My days are filled with knitting, spinning, baking, reading, nature walking, marveling at my daughter's endless font of energy, fussing at aforementioned daughter in mean mommy tones for aforementioned energy and avoiding housework at all costs.

Episode 205: Revenge of the Ents

I’m wearing a Rikke hat in Leading Men Fiber Arts, Dramaturg, “Into the Woods” colorway

Finished Objects:

Jordan Point Shawl by Laura Aylor in Craftsy’s Cloudborn DK and a handspun 2-ply made from Fiber Optics and Yarn Geek Fibers

Works in Progress:

Bootstrap Socks by Lara Neel in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, Sassafrass colorway

Afterthought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman in sock blank by Ninja Chickens

Lambing Mitts by Veronika Jobe in weirdo handspun

Fuel for Fat Squirrel:

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Episode 204: FO Show!

Finished Objects:

Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter MC: Cascade 220, Color #2431; Contrast Colors from The Woolen Rabbit, Emma Base, CC1 Birchbeer, CC2 Butterscotch, CC3 Tiger Lily

Monte Rosa by Isabell Kraemer in Rowan worsted

Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston in Swans Island Sport, Ocean, Poppy, and Ice colorways

Waits Cardigan by Bristol Ivy in Wollmeise Lace, Campari Orange and Terra di Sienna colorways

Works in Progress:
Afterthought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman in sock blank by Ninja Chickens

Jordan Point Shawl by Laura Aylor in Craftsy’s Cloudborn DK and a handspun 2-ply made from Fiber Optics and Yarn Geek Fibers

Lambing Mitts by Veronika Jobe in weirdo handspun

From the Board Links:

Canning Dry Goods

Townsends YouTube Channel

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Episode 203: Cider, Zippers, and Canning

Another long one….Everyone just has such good stuff to say!

Trimming Zippers around minute 35

Deb Robson’s Fiber books around minute 58

The actual knitting around minute 66

Works In Progress

Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter MC: Cascade 220, Color #2431; Contrast Colors from The Woolen Rabbit, Emma Base, CC1 Birchbeer, CC2 Butterscotch, CC3 Tiger Lily

Monte Rosa by Isabell Kraemer in Rowan worsted

Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston in Swans Island Sport, Ocean, Poppy, and Ice colorways

Waits Cardigan by Bristol Ivy in Wollmeise Lace, Campari Orange and Terra di Sienna colorways

Lambing Mitts by Veronika Jobe in weirdo handspun

From the Board Links:

Canning Dry Goods

Townsends YouTube Channel

Fuel for Fat Squirrel:

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Episode 202: Bee Beard Envy

I spent quite a bit of time trying to edit this one down, but I was still rather chatty. Here are time stamps if you would like to hop around:
Shenanigans: 4:09
Fair chatter: 11:20
Straight to the Bee Beard: 17:00
From the Boards: 22:00
Knitting: 45:30

Finished Objects: 

Bootstrap Socks by Lara Neel in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, Penny Loafer colorway

Hapbee Bonnet by Katrin Schubert in Hobbledehoy Paranormal Romance handspun and Quince and Co Finch, Pea Coat

Works In Progress

Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter MC: Cascade 220, Color #2431; Contrast Colors from The Woolen Rabbit, Emma Base, CC1 Birchbeer, CC2 Butterscotch, CC3 Tiger Lily

Monte Rosa by Isabell Kraemer in Rowan worsted

Waits Cardigan by Bristol Ivy in Wollmeise Lace, Campari Orange and Terra di Sienna colorways

Lambing Mitts by Veronika Jobe in weirdo handspun

Fuel for Fat Squirrel:

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Episode 201: Down River Cowl and Lambing Mitts

Finished Objects:

Spinning fiber the awesome folks at Hello Yarn, Knit Spin Farm, and Spun Right Round

Down River cowl by Joan Forgione in Shepherd’s Wool Worsted in Great Lakes and Autumn Gold

Lambing Mitts by Veronika Jobe in Beaverslide Dry Goods, Sport, Bluejay colorway

Works In Progress

Lambing Mitts by Veronika Jobe in weirdo handspun

Bootstrap Socks by Lara Neel in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, Penny Loafer colorway

Hapbee Bonnet by Katrin Schubert in Hobbledehoy Paranormal Romance handspun and Quince and Co Finch, Pea Coat

Waits Cardigan by Bristol Ivy in Wollmeise Lace, Campari Orange and Terra di Sienna colorways

Monte Rosa by Isabell Kraemer in Rowan worsted

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