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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 264: Citrus, Mysteries, Farming, Pottery

 

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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

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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

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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

 

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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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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

 

 

Episode 255: 56% Shenanigans

 

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Finished Objects:

Beloved by TinCanKnits and Newborn Booties by Priscillia Uloho, both in Miss Bab’s Yowza, Zombie Prom colorway

In Progress:

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

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

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

 

Episode 254: A Wool Gathering

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In Progress:

Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl SoHo in Maelinetosh Light

The Word’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits in Teeny Button Studio, Judgey Rabbit colorway, and Valley Yarns Southampton

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

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

Behind the Scenes:

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

Ellen’s Play Set by PetiteKnit in 2DyeCru’s 100% SW Polwarth Fingering, Firefly colorway

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

Marled Mania Cardigan by Stephen West

Episode 253: Knitting at 46:20

 

Hello All! Full disclosure: I’m still not entirely happy with my talk about “Beyond Beautiful” by Anuschka Rees. I think my expectations of the book are too strongly shadowing my opinion of it, but, alas, there you have it. Perhaps I’ll sit with it a bit and then revisit this introduction to body neutrality.

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Books I talk about:

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Righ Now by Jaron Lanier

Beyond Beautiful by Anuschka Rees

Finished Objects:

Nordiska by Caitlin Hunter in Bumblebee Acres Farm Coquette Sock, Hagrid: Keeper of the Keys colorway

The Peaceful People Cowl by Jennifer Berg in Cloudborn Highland Sport held double

Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl SoHo in Louet Gems Fingering

In Progress:

Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl SoHo in Maelinetosh Light

The Word’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits in Teeny Button Studio, Judgey Rabbit colorway, and Valley Yarns Southampton

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

Behind the Scenes:

Ellen’s Play Set by PetiteKnit in 2DyeCru’s 100% SW Polwarth Fingering, Firefly colorway

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

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

Marled Mania Cardigan by Stephen West