Episode 6B: Preparing for Warmer Weather


Sherri, host, knitter, spinner, and fosters dogs.

You can find Sherri as
TangledThread on Ravelry
Instagram: geminatepodcast

Tamara, co-host, knitter, knitwear designer, hiker, mom.
You can find Tamara as
tammo on Ravelry
Instagram: tamaramoots
Blog: www.tamaramoots.com
Knitwear Designs: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/tamara-moots

Knitting Question: What's your favorite knit to wear in summer? 

Due to the Freezing Office Syndrome Sherri's favorite knit to wear in summer is regular sweaters in cotton blends and pastel colors. Sweaters that are loose and flowing for layering are best.

Tamara's favorite knit to wear in summer is a knitted tee with capri pants. She also likes long drapey cowls to wear like a large necklace to show off knits without adding unwanted warmth or simple shawls to throw over her shoulders if a night gets chilly.


Bookworm by Heidi Kirrmaier out of Berroco Blackstone Tweed in the color 2684 Concord Grape. Foster dog Redpop shredded. SHREDDED into a pile of 1" scraps of yarn! BAD BAD DOG! Sherri's Bookworm pre-shredding
Cobblestone by Jared Flood. Sherri's Cobblestone grew hugely in the wash. Thinking about ripping it to reuse the yarn to recreate Bookworm.

Starting the Hot Chocolate Hats over again after taking a closer look at the design and deciding to change the cables to make the design just a little bit better. 

Inspiration and Fantasies

I see spring by Joji Locatelli.
Sunshine Coast by Heidi Kirrmaier.
Criss Cross Top by Purl Soho.
Knit Picks Lindy Chain yarn.

Looking for a new cotton or cotton blend yarn in a sport weight for upcoming tee designs. Possibly this 100% cotton fingering weight from Nerd Girl Yarns?
Would love to find a bamboo or bamboo blend yarn in a sport weight or lighter for tees too.
Maybe a yarn crawl to see choices in person since she doesn't have a LYS anymore.


Sherri talks about her favorite cotton yarn: Pakucho (pronounced pack-OO-cho) and all the reasons she loves it.

Tamara talks about Rowan Denim Revive made out of recycled cotton.

Reverberate podcast listen to episode 1 for the interview with Sally Fox

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At The Table

Fancy family meal around Valentine's Day where we made our own version of a restaurant "surf and turf" including stuffed mushrooms made by the younger boy and a mean salad made by the older boy. Here's the Stuffed Mushroom Recipe we always use. 

On the Horizon

KITH (Knitting in the Heartland). April 17-19, 2020 in Overland Park, Kansas. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Ann Weaver and Patty Lyons are all teaching classes this year!
Ply Away. April 14-18, 2020 in Kansas City, Mission at the Crown Center.
Mid-Plains Fiber Fair. April 25-26, 2020 at the York County Fair Grounds in York, Nebraska. Free admission and parking. Classes and vendors.
KAWS. May 1-3, 2020 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Leading edge textile artists as speakers and teachers. This year it will be a joint conference with Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA)!
2020 All Missouri Spin In! March 14-15, 2020 at the Old Butler High School, Butler, Missouri. Activities and entertainment planned, including classes, a fashion show, door prizes, games, a bake sale, and of course spinning! Bring your wheel or spindle and enjoy the social gathering.

Local Facts

Not many people are aware that it’s illegal to grow cotton in their backyard. States where growing cotton in your garden is illegal: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia and this is monitored by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). This is thanks to a little beetle called Boll Weevil, or more accurately the Boll Weevil eradication programs. The boll weevil feeds on cotton buds and flowers, and can devastate the large scale producers if not aggressively controlled. 


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