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 240: Such is Mango!

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What I’m Wearing:
Quaker Yarn Stretcher by Susan Ashcroft yarn is handspun from Spun Right Round’s fiber

Works in Progress:

Afterparty by Astrid Troland in Bartlet Yarns TerraCotta sport

Bergen Infinity Scarf by The Petite Knitter in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply Sport

Marled Mania Cardigan by Stephen West

Pebbles & Pathways Socks by Marceline Smith (Hey BrownBerry Podcast) in Quince & Co. Chickadee, Honey colorway

Behind the Scenes:

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in Zomari Dyelab, Faraday Base, #Basic colorway

Finished Objects Making an Appearance:

Emelie by Elin Berglund in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply Sport

 

 

Episode 239: Ghost Apples and Sumo Citrus

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What I’m Wearing:
Miranda by Josee Paquin in Peace Fleece Worsted

Shenanigans:

Ghost Apples

Sumo Citrus

Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

Isle of Skye

 

Finished Object:

Three Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli in Madeline Tosh Sock, “Manor” colorway, held with Shibui Knits Silk Cloud, “Fjord” colorway, and Another Crafty Girl Alpaca Sock, “The Vast” colorway, held double with Lion Brand Silk Mohair Yarn

Works in Progress:

Afterparty by Astrid Troland in Bartlet Yarns TerraCotta sport

Doocot by Kate Davies in Harrisville’s Nightshades in the Insomnia colorway

Pebbles & Pathways Socks by Marceline Smith (Hey BrownBerry Podcast) in Quince & Co. Chickadee, Honey colorway

Behind the Scenes:

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in Zomari Dyelab, Faraday Base, #Basic colorway

Randomness:

Ghost Apples

Sumo Citrus

Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

Isle of Skye

 

 

Episode 238: This Shawl Should Come with Chickens

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What I’m Wearing:

Interlude by Lisa Hannes in Barret Wool Company’s Home, Worsted Weight

Boardgame Mention: Wingspan

Finished Objects: 

Hedgewitch by Nat Raedwulf (KAL info in The Gentle Knitter’s Ravelry Group) in Plotulopi and Valley Yarns Southampton held double

Spacious OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams (Stockinette Zombies Podcast) in West Yorkshire Spinners

Works in Progress:

Three Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli in Madeline Tosh Sock, “Manor” colorway, held with Shibui Knits Silk Cloud, “Fjord” colorway, and Another Crafty Girl Alpaca Sock, “The Vast” colorway, held double with Lion Brand Silk Mohair Yarn

Afterparty by Astrid Troland in Bartlet Yarns TerraCotta sport

Pebbles & Pathways Socks by Marceline Smith (Hey BrownBerry Podcast) in Quince & Co. Chickadee, Honey colorway

Behind the Scenes:

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in Zomari Dyelab, Faraday Base, #Basic colorway

 

 

 

Episode 237: Sparrows, Sledding, Board Games, Fat Legs

 

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What I’m Wearing:

Piper’s Journey by Paula Emons-Fuessle in Beaverslide Dry Goods Sport

Freja by Jared Flood in Brooklyn Tweed’s Quarry

Boardgame Metion: Charterstone

Podcast Mention: She’s All Fat

IG Hashtags I’m Digging: takingupspaceoutdoors, unitedoutside, diversityinnature

Works in Progress:

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in Zomari Dyelab, Faraday Base, #Basic colorway

Afterparty by Astrid Troland in Bartlet Yarns TerraCotta sport

Hedgewitch by Nat Raedwulf (KAL info in The Gentle Knitter’s Ravelry Group) in Plotulopi and Valley Yarns Southampton held double

Behind the Scenes:

Three Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli in Madeline Tosh Sock, “Manor” colorway, held with Shibui Knits Silk Cloud, “Fjord” colorway, and Another Crafty Girl Alpaca Sock, “The Vast” colorway, held double with Lion Brand Silk Mohair Yarn

Spacious OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams in West Yorkshire Spinners

Lots of Afterthought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman cranked by Freckled Whimsy

Inspired by Shield by Veronik Avery in Cascade Eco Wool