Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Episode 264 (Not 364!) Parade of FOs


 SHOW NOTES

Oops! This is NOT episode 364! This week is a parade of FOs! We show a sweater, lots of socks, a sample scarf, hats and Sheila's complete gradient color set. Clearly, we've been busy. Featured baubles and bling include two skeins of White Birch Fiber Arts self striping sock yarn, as well as a pattern from Wooly Wormhead. Festival season is officially over until Spa in Maine in February!

Shout Outs:

The new KAL/CAL is any project in your favorite Sports Team or School colors! Show your team/school loyalty! This KAL/CAL will run through December 31st. If you have a sports fan or school student, this would be the perfect opportunity to knit a Christmas gift!

Sheila is also hosting a Blue Moon Fiber Arts KAL/CAL that will continue throughout the year and includes any projects made from Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarn.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Fox Paws by Xandy Peters in 5 colors of Sundara Yarn from deep stash.

Going Up socks in Knit Picks Felici sock in the Dark Side colorway.

Sheila is working on:

Vanilla socks in BMFA, Punkin Chunkin colorway

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Recoleta by Joji Locatelli in Berocco Inca Gold

One Going Up sock

Sheila finished:

One vanilla sock in BMFA Punkin Chunkin

Endeavour Socks by Nathan Taylor in String Theory Fiber Arts Caper sock, Bye Bye Blues colorway

Beginner's Stitch Sampler Scarf by Kristina Tucker in Berocco Vintage Chunky

Dustland Hat by Stephen West

Ribbed Watchman's Hat by Channah Koppel in Patriot's themed colors

Gradient Wrap Cowl, Mitts and Hat based on the pattern Gradient Wrap Cowl by Elizabeth Smith

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy will knit Rubbish Mojitos Hat by Wooly Wormhead

Sheila will knit headbands for her nieces and a Wurm Hat by Katerina Nopp

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

White Birch Fiber Arts self-striping sock yarn in I Green of Dreamie and Electric Tentacle colorways.

Gossip & Innuendo:

The next fiber event is Spa in Freeport Maine, February 2017

Fiber Events

None until 2017







Sunday, November 6, 2016

Episode 263: In A New Place



 SHOW NOTES

This week's WIPs include Recoleta sweater, Going Up socks, vanilla socks, and a Beginner's Stitch Sampler Scarf. FOs include one Going Up sock, vanilla socks in Koigu and a Snuggle Sack with matching hat. Featured baubles and bling from Rhinebeck include Turtle Purl yarn in the Nano colorway, Gypsy Girl Creations in Tackle and Glacier Bay colorways, Crazy Dog Yarns in Maple Leaves in the Fall colorway and Fiber Optic Gradient set in Cherries Jubilee colorway. We picked 4 more winners of the charity shawl KAL too!

Shout Outs:

The new KAL/CAL is any project in your favorite Sports Team or School colors! Show your team/school loyalty! This KAL/CAL will run through December 31st. If you have a sports fan or school student, this would be the perfect opportunity to knit a Christmas gift!

Sheila is also hosting a Blue Moon Fiber Arts KAL/CAL that will continue throughout the year and includes any projects made from Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarn.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Recoleta by Joji Locatelli in Berocco Inca Gold

Going Up socks in Knit Picks Felici sock in the Dark Side colorway.

Sheila is working on:

Vanilla socks

Beginner's Stitch Sampler Scarf by Kristina Tucker in Chunky Berocco Vintage

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

One Going Up sock

Sheila finished:

Vanilla sock

Snuggle Sack and Hat (see her project page for details)

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy wants to knit Fox Paws by Xandy Peters and will rip out old sweater that are too large and reknit sweaters that fit

Sheila will finish what she has, and work on baby gifts.

Baubles & Bling:

Sheila purchased:

Turtlepurl Yarns Self-Striping sock yarn in the Nano colorway

Gypsy Girl Creations yarn in the Tackle and Glacier Bay colorways

Crazy Dog Yarns in the Maple Leaves in the Fall colorway

Fiber Optic Yarns gradient set in Cherries Jubilee
  Gossip & Innuendo:

We picked four more winners of the Shawl Charity contest!

Wendy will attend the Fiber Festival of New England - her only event this whole year.

Fiber Events

None until 2017







Sunday, October 9, 2016

Episode 262: iMovie Blows



 SHOW NOTES

This week's episode is a little bit late due to Wendy's move and lack of internet. Sadly, the show notes are packed somewhere in the house! So enjoy the mystery content episode. We also had a lot of problems with iMovie so there are quite a few awkward transitions in this episode. In other words, this episode is brought to you via a lot of patience!

Shout Outs:

There will be no KAL/CAL this month.  Instead, please consider knitting a shawl to donate to our friend Lise at Webs.  Or, check through your stash of handknits to see if you have a gently used shawl to donate.  Every donation allows you a chance to win prizes.  The shawl drive will run through the end of September!

Sheila is also hosting a Blue Moon Fiber Arts KAL/CAL that will continue throughout the year and includes any projects made from Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarn.

Show Notes Will Be Updated Once They Are Unpacked!

Fiber Events

Finger Lakes Fiber Festival Sep 17-18, Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock ME

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival Sep 24-25, Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival Oct 1-2, Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, VT

New York Sheep and Wool Oct 15-16, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

Fiber Festival of New England Nov 5-6, Eastern States Exhibition, Springfield, MA








Sunday, September 18, 2016

Episode 261: Interrupted Again!


 SHOW NOTES

This week's FOs include Lemongrass sweater and No Purl Scarf. WIPs include Sitka Spruce, Recoleta cardigan, Vanilla socks in Koigu and Endeavour socks. We didn't have any Baubles and Bling this week, but we did draw four winners for the Charity Shawl contest! We are continuing the contest for another month, and more winners will be drawn at that time! Big thanks to those who donated prizes!

Shout Outs:

There will be no KAL/CAL this month.  Instead, please consider knitting a shawl to donate to our friend Lise at Webs.  Or, check through your stash of handknits to see if you have a gently used shawl to donate.  Every donation allows you a chance to win prizes.  The shawl drive will run through the end of September!

Sheila is also hosting a Blue Moon Fiber Arts KAL/CAL that will continue throughout the year and includes any projects made from Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarn.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Sitka Spruce Mittens by Tincanknits in Madeline Tosh DK

Recoleta by Joji Locatelli in Berocco Inca Gold

Sheila is working on:

Endeavour Socks by Nathan Taylor in String Theory Caper Sock Bye Bye Blues color way.

Vanilla socks in Koigu

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Lemongrass Sweater by Joji Locatelli in Malabrigo Twist in the Ravelry Red color way

Sheila finished:

No-Purl Ribbed Scarf by Purl Soho in Valley Yarns superwash

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy will finish what she has and knit socks.

Sheila will finish what she has, and work on another vanilla sock.

Baubles & Bling:

Nothing this week.

Gossip & Innuendo:

Last week, we reintroduced the newest pattern by Jennifer Lasonde:  Riley Rose Shawl.  You could win a copy of this pattern by telling us in the contest thread which colors you would choose for this beautiful textural and multi-colored pattern.  We will draw a pattern in the next episode

We drew 4 winners of prizes for the Shawl Charity KAL!  We will draw even more winners at the end of September!  So stay tuned.

Fiber Events

Finger Lakes Fiber Festival Sep 17-18, Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock ME

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival Sep 24-25, Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival Oct 1-2, Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, VT

New York Sheep and Wool Oct 15-16, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

Fiber Festival of New England Nov 5-6, Eastern States Exhibition, Springfield, MA








Thursday, September 1, 2016

Episode 260: After A Long Absence


 SHOW NOTES

It's been a while! WIPs this week include Lemongrass sweater, Sitka Spruce Mittens, Endeavor socks, Ribbed Scarf and Weigh It Shawl #4. FOs include Fountain socks, Jedi the Giraffe, Sitka Spruce Hat, North Shore Sweater, Regular guy's beanie, Super Stretchy Baby Hat, and Vanilla sock with colorwork. We get a lot done when we don't record, apparently. Sheila also showed a blanket repair she did for her LYS. Baubles and Bling include Stunning String markers, Knitter's Pride cable needles, and Knit Picks Royale needle sets. We will put up a thread for the Riley Rose shawl, which we forgot to do last time!!

Shout Outs:

There will be no KAL/CAL this month.  Instead, please consider knitting a shawl to donate to our friend Lise at Webs.  Or, check through your stash of handknits to see if you have a gently used shawl to donate.  Every donation allows you a chance to win prizes.  The shawl drive will run through the end of September,

Sheila is also hosting a Blue Moon Fiber Arts KAL/CAL that will continue throughout the year and includes any projects made from Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarn.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Sitka Spruce Mittens by Tincanknits in Madeline Tosh DK

Lemongrass Sweater by Joji Locatelli in Malabrigo Twist in the Ravelry Red color way

Sheila is working on:

Endeavour Socks by Nathan Taylor in String Theory Caper Sock Bye Bye Blues color way.

No-Purl Ribbed Scarf by Purl Soho in Valley Yarns superwash

Weight It Shawl #4 by Susan B. Anderson in Tess Yarns

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Fountain Socks (Wendy's own design) in Knitpicks Felici in the Bubble colorway

North Shore by Tincanknits in MadelineTosh DK, Dream in Color Classy and Cascade 220.

Jedi the Curious Giraffe by Heidi Bears in various acrylic yarns

Sitka Spruce Hat by Tincanknits in Madeline Tosh DK.

Sheila finished:

Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright in Cascade 220

Super Stretchy Baby Hat by Julie Tarsha in Cascade Fixation

Vanilla Sock with colorwork in BMFA STR yarn set.

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy will finish what she has and knit socks.

Sheila will rework her Clapotis that is too long, and work on socks.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Stunning String Studio stitch markers.

Knitter's Pride Dreamz Cable Needles 

Knitter's Pride Royale Deluxe Interchangeable Set 

Gossip & Innuendo:

We reintroduced the newest pattern by Jennifer Lasonde:  Riley Rose Shawl.  You could win a copy of this pattern by telling us in the contest thread which colors you would choose for this beautiful textural and multi-colored pattern.

Fiber Events

Finger Lakes Fiber Festival Sep 17-18, Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock ME

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival Sep 24-25, Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival Oct 1-2, Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, VT

New York Sheep and Wool Oct 15-16, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

Fiber Festival of New England Nov 5-6, Eastern States Exhibition, Springfield, MA








Friday, July 29, 2016

Episode 259: Textus Interruptus


 SHOW NOTES

This week, Wendy finally got her Webs order after it was mysteriously lost for 15 days. WIPs include No Purl Scarf, Basic Beanie, North Shore sweater and Bubble socks. FO was a Lined Beanie. Baubles and Bling this week was the missing Webs yarn! We drew a prize for the Ellsworth Tee contest and introduced the Riley Rose shawl, which we will be giving away in two weeks!!! Don't forget the Shawl Charity gift-along.

Shout Outs:

There will be no KAL/CAL this month.  Instead, please consider knitting a shawl to donate to our friend Lise at Webs.  Or, check through your stash of handknits to see if you have a gently used shawl to donate.  Every donation allows you a chance to win prizes.  The shawl drive will run through the end of September,

Sheila is also hosting a Blue Moon Fiber Arts KAL/CAL that will continue throughout the year and includes any projects made from Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarn.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Bubble Socks (Wendy's own design) in Knitpicks Felici in the Bubble colorway

North Shore by Tincanknits in MadelineTosh DK, Dream in Color Classy and Cascade 220.

Sheila is working on:

Patons Basic Beanie with Patons yarn

No-Purl Ribbed Scarf by Purl Soho in Valley Yarns superwash

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

Fingering weight beanie based on Patons Basic Beanie and Lined Beanie Jawoll cotton blend

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy really has to finish Jedi the Giraffe

Sheila will knit the Endeavor Socks by Sockmatician for her Ravellenics knitting.  She is also thinking about doing the Yowza Weight Shawl No. 4 

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased (and finally received) 2 skeins of Cascade 220 and a skein of MadelineTosh DK in the Esoteric colorway.

Gossip & Innuendo:

We drew a winner of the Ellsworth Tee pattern by Carolyn Noyes!

We also introduced the newest pattern by Jennifer Lasonde:  Riley Rose Shawl.  You could win a copy of this pattern by telling us in the contest thread which colors you would choose for this beautiful textural and multi-colored pattern.

Fiber Events

Fiber Revival Aug 13, Spencer Peirce Little Farm, Newbury, MA

Finger Lakes Fiber Festival Sep 17-18, Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock ME

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival Sep 24-25, Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival Oct 1-2, Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, VT

New York Sheep and Wool Oct 15-16, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

Fiber Festival of New England Nov 5-6, Eastern States Exhibition, Springfield, MA








Thursday, July 21, 2016

Episode 258: She Had a Lot to Say



 SHOW NOTES

This week's WIPs include Bubble socks, North Shore sweater, Lined Beanie, and No-Purl rib scarf. FOs include Fishknit toe-up socs, CBD Fudge Neckcessory shawl and a Helix knitting hat. Featured Baubles and Bling include Knitpicks Stroll, Queen Bee Creations bag and Fishknits sock yarn in the Canadiana colorway. We drew a second Ellsworth Tee patter winner! One more will be drawn in the next episode!!

Shout Outs:

There will be no KAL/CAL this month.  Instead, please consider knitting a shawl to donate to our friend Lise at Webs.  Or, check through your stash of handknits to see if you have a gently used shawl to donate.  Every donation allows you a chance to win prizes.  The shawl drive will run through the end of September,

Sheila is also hosting a Blue Moon Fiber Arts KAL/CAL that will continue throughout the year and includes any projects made from Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarn.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Bubble Socks (Wendy's own design) in Knitpicks Felici in the Bubble colorway

North Shore by Tincanknits in MadelineTosh DK, Dream in Color Classy and Cascade 220.

Sheila is working on:

Fingering weight beanie based on Patons Basic Beanie and Lined Beanie Jawoll cotton blend

No-Purl Ribbed Scarf by Purl Soho in Valley Yarns superwash

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

Generic Toe-Up socks in Fishknits self-striping yarn in the Fuji Fight Like A Girl colorway, which Sheila has renamed "Running on Recycled Parts" because green is for organ donation.

CBD Fudge Neckcessory by Deborah Tomasello in her CBD yarn.

Helix Hat by Jessica Rose

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy really has to finish Jedi the Giraffe

Sheila plans to finish what she has on the needles and start a pair of socks with colorwork inspired by the Chicane Socks  by Debbie O'Neill out of BMFA STR.  She wis also thinking about doing the Yowza Weight Shawl No. 4 

Baubles & Bling:

Nothing this week!

Gossip & Innuendo:

We drew a winner of the Ellsworth Tee pattern by Carolyn Noyes!  Stay tuned, because there will be one more chance to win.

Fiber Events

Fiber Revival Aug 13, Spencer Peirce Little Farm, Newbury, MA

Finger Lakes Fiber Festival Sep 17-18, Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock ME

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival Sep 24-25, Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival Oct 1-2, Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, VT

New York Sheep and Wool Oct 15-16, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

Fiber Festival of New England Nov 5-6, Eastern States Exhibition, Springfield, MA