S2:E16 Swatch: Retrosario yarn Mungo



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

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Tamara, co-host, knitter, knitwear designer, hiker, mom.

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Current Projects

Working on a new sweater out of Neighborhood Fiber Co gradient kit inspired by Dutch still lifes from 1600 of lush bouquets of flowers. Memento mori- a memento of mortality meaning life is fleeting.
Finished another Starry Night Cowl out of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool with free form beading. Sherri's Beaded Starry Night 

Working on a her new Beach Glass Cowl design using the same cables as the Beach Glass Sweater out of Malabrigo Rios in beach glass colors. 

Swatch: Review of Retrosario yarn Mungo

Sherri and Tamara take a few minutes to record a short Swatch Episode. As we round into a new year and are still under lockdown, we'll be adding some of these shorter Swatches in between our longer normal episodes.  

In this Swatch, Sherri and Tamara review the Retrosario recycled yarn Mungo. This yarn is made from pre-consumer waste in spinning mills out of locally sourced wool and cotton. They took a little time to discuss how it knits up on different types of needles, how it handles cables, lace and texture, their impressions of the yarn and it's price point. They both found they liked it quite a bit for basic stockinette stitch. Sherri found it really softened up after washing into a fabric she'd love for a sweater. 

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Join us for the Inspired by Art MAL! The Inspired by Art MAL runs from March 30 (Van Gogh's birthday) through end of July (Frida Kahlo's birthday month). To participate, pick a piece of art that inspires you, pick a fiber project to go along with your art and join us in the thread. Each finished art inspired project posted in the Ravelry thread will be entered as one chance to win the final prize of a beautiful skein of Apothefaery Delightful DK (115 g, 275 yds, 100% fine superwash Merino wool) in the color Sheep Social. (This colorway is a limited edition made only for Yarn Social inspired by this Henry Spencer Moore bronze piece at The Nelson-Adkins Museum of Art.) Chatting in the thread will also enter you to win a pattern pdf of one of Tamara's art inspired patterns about halfway through the MAL and again near the end of the MAL. If you don't use Ravelry, you can tag us on Instagram using the tag #gpartinspiredMAL to be entered to win the prizes.

That's Entertainment (what we're watching, reading, eating and playing while we knit)

  • Found a qigong teacher and has started her training! She's now got something like 45 books read and write reports, plus an anatomy course and lots of other bits. The first book she read for this is Yojokun: Life Lessons from a Samurai written by Kaibara Ekiken (a samurai doctor) in the form of 414 short lessons over 300 years ago. 
  • Tees!!! It is getting warmer and she's so happy to be able to wear all of her tees again. 


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