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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 267

 

Squirrel Support

Finished Objects: 

Sammal by Joji Locatelli in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Hayloft colorway from Espace Tricot

Piper’s Journey by Paula Emons-Fuessle in handspun and Beaver Slide Dry Goods

Hakovi Sheli by Sarah Jordan in Handspun by Hey BrownBerry

Works in Progress:

Azore by Orlane Sucche in Barret Wools Wisconsin Woolen

Games We’re Enjoying:

Quacks of Quedlinburg

Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale

Welcome To

New-to-Us Recipes:

Buttermilk Doughnuts

Yeast-Raised Doughnuts

Episode 266

Squirrel Support

What I’m Wearing:

First Flurries Hat & Headband by Meliabella

Finished Objects: 

Brunstane by Ysolda Teague in Rauma Petter

Midas Hat by Laura Reinbach in La Bien Aimee Merino Singles in Winter Garden and Web’s Southampton held double

Works in Progress:

Sammal by Joji Locatelli in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Hayloft colorway from Espace Tricot

Piper’s Journey by Paula Emons-Fuessle in handspun and Beaver Slide Dry Goods

Hakovi Sheli by Sarah Jordan in Handspun by Hey BrownBerry

 

Episode 265: Wool at 15:02

 

Squirrel Support

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What I’m Wearing:

Circled 1 by Woolly Wormhead in MadelineTosh

Works in Progress:

Sammal by Joji Locatelli in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Hayloft colorway from Espace Tricot

Piper’s Journey by Paula Emons-Fuessle in handspun and Beaver Slide Dry Goods

Hakovi Sheli by Sarah Jordan in Handspun by Hey BrownBerry

Midas Hat by Laura Reinbach in La Bien Aimee Merino Singles in Winter Garden and Web’s Southampton held double

 

 

 

Episode 264: Citrus, Mysteries, Farming, Pottery

 

Squirrel Support

What I’m Wearing:

Midas Hat by Laura Reinbach in Nomad Yarns self-striping

Finished Objects:

1898 Hat by Kristine Byrnes in Barret Wools Wisconsin Woolen, Hazelnut colorway

Flora’s Cap by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas in Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sport

Christopher Bunny by Susan B Anderson in Barret Wools Wisconsin Woolen, Oats and Laurel colorways

Works In Progress:

Sammal by Joji Locatelli in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Hayloft colorway from Espace Tricot

Midas Hat by Laura Reinbach in La Bien Aimee Merino Singles in Winter Garden and Web’s Southampton held double

Christopher Bunny’s Garter Hoodie and Tiny Bunny by Susan B Anderson Peace Fleece worsted

 

 

Episode 263: Wool at 20:14

Squirrel Support

What I’m Wearing:

Hansel (Full Version) by Gudrun Johnston

Finished Objects:

June Hat by Meghan Kelly in Shelter, Blanket Fort and Plume

Rye Socks by Tin Can Knits in Briggs & Little Tuffy from Maritime Family Fiber

Works In Progress:

Sammal by Joji Locatelli in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Hayloft colorway from Espace Tricot

1898 Hat by Kristine Byrnes in Barret Wools Wisconsin Woolen, Hazelnut colorway

Flora’s Cap by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas in Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sport

Christopher Bunny by Susan B Anderson in Barret Wools Wisconsin Woolen, Oats and Laurel colorways

A new soup favorite:

Creamy Cauliflower Wild Rice Soup by Running on Real Food

Episode 262: Badger Resolution Fail

Squirrel Support

Busta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston (not Ysolda, oops!) in Swans Island Sport

Finished Objects:

Ravenhill Shawl by Tammy Gore in Hedgehog Fibers Skinny Single, Raku, and Cascade Aero

Works In Progress:

Rye Socks by Tin Can Knits in Briggs & Little Tuffy from Maritime Family Fiber
Sammal by Joji Locatelli in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Hayloft colorway from Espace Tricot

 

 

Episode 259: No Sweaters in Sight

 

Squirrel Support

Finished Objects:

Afterthought Heel Socks, Ain’t It Gourd to be a Knitter by KnitSpinFarm

Trelawney Shawl by Tyne Swedish in Another Crafty Girl Oh Shiny Sock, All Knowing colorway,  and Madelinetosh Sock, Wicked Colorway

Foolproof by Louise Zass-Bangham in handspun, fiber from Knit Spin Farm and Tarheelbilly Farm

In Progress:

Vanilla Sock in West Yorkshire Spinners

Ravenhill by Tamy Gore in Cascade Yarns Aereo and Hedgehog Fibers Single, Raku colorway

 

 

Episode 256: Apples, Squash, Knitting

 

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Squirrel Support

Finished Objects:

Yoke Emma by Astrid Tueting in Juniper Moon, Patagonia, Juniper, Aquamarine, Mustard, and Thistle

In Progress:

Cornice by Woolly Wormhead in Handspun fiber by an unknown dyer

Cozy Ski Mask by Veronique Legault in Beaverslide Dry Goods 3-ply Heavy Fisherman’s Weight

Trelawney Shawl by Tyne Swedish in Another Crafty Girl Oh Shiny Sock, All Knowing colorway and Madelinetosh Sock, Wicked Colorway

Yorkville Sweater by Knitting Expat Designs in Peace Fleece DK, Sheplova Mushroom

Behind the Scenes:

Foolproof by Louise Zass-Bangham in handspun, fiber from Knit Spin Farm and Tarheelbilly Farm

Sweater designs mentioned in passing: Soldotna by Boyland Knitworks and Bravura Pullover by Beatrice Perron Dahlen