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








Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Episode 257: Wavy Janes


 SHOW NOTES

This week begins our annual prayer/comfort shawl drive! If you have new or gently used shawls, you can donate them to get a chance at winning prizes! WIPs this week include North Shore sweater, Bubble socks, Fishknit vanilla socks, and CBD Fudge Neckcessory shawl. FOs include one Bubble sock and No-Purl Monkey socks. No Baubles and Bling this week. We drew winners for the monthly BMFA KAL/CAL/SAL and the Yellow-themed KAL/CAL. We also drew the first winner of the Ellsworth Tee pattern by Carolyn Noyes. Two more winners will be drawn, so stay tuned.

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:

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.

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

One Bubble sock

Sheila finished:

No Purl Monkey Socks by Cookie A, modified by Craftypancakes in BMFA Jingle Bell Rock colorway.

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy just needs to finish projects.

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.

Baubles & Bling:

Nothing this week!

Gossip & Innuendo:

We drew winners of our two monthly KAL/CALs.

We drew a winner of the Ellsworth Tee pattern by Carolyn Noyes!  Stay tuned, because there will be two more chances 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








Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Episode 256: Hung-Fused!



 SHOW NOTES

This week's WIPs include Jedi the Giraffe, Bubble socks, No Purl Monkey socks, vanilla toe-up socks, and CBD Neckcessory. FOs include the not really Extempore shawl, Indigo Frost poncho, Flutterby socks and one monkey sock. Featured Baubles and Bling include Fibernymph Dyeworks and Knitpicks yarn. We drew a winner of the Knit Your Skirt contest and announce a new pattern designed by Carolyn Noyes with three chances to win!

Shout Outs:

The KAL/CAL is based on YELLOW!  Do any project with at least 50% yellow yarn.  We will draw a winner next week.

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:

Jedi the Curious Giraffe by Heidi Bears in Anne Geddes baby yarn

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

Sheila is working on:

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.

No Purl Monkey Socks by Cookie A, modified by Craftypancakes in BMFA Jingle Bell Rock colorway.

CBD Fudge Neckcessory by Deborah Tomasello in her CBD yarn.

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Indigo Frost Poncho by Isabell Kraemer in Dream in Color Classy in the In Vino Veritas colorway.

Extempore Shawl by Briony Singleton (heavily modified) in Freia Handpaints.

Sheila finished:

Flutterby socks in the BMFA Seascape colorway for a friend.

One No Purl Monkey sock

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy plans to knit a sweater in a few months, and will probably start some socks.

Sheila plans to finish what she has on the needles.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Fibernymph Dyeworks Bedazzled Sock in Mixed Up Kitty

Knitpicks Felici in Bubble, Dark Side and Sprinkle.

Sheila received:

bracelet from Crystal Butterfly Company in exchange for socks she knit.

Wendy and Sheila received Sock Rulers from Lise at Webs!

Gossip & Innuendo:

We drew a winner of the Knit My Skirt contest.

We announced a new contest to win the Ellsworth Tee pattern by Carolyn Noyes!  To win, just tell us which colors you would knit it in.  We will draw one winner a week from the contest thread for three weeks!

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








Monday, June 13, 2016

Episode 255: Cornucopia of Crochet


 SHOW NOTES

This week's WIPs include the Indigo Frost poncho, Jedi the Giraffe, a granny square pot holder, toe-up striped socks and Flutterby socks Sheila is finishing for a friend. No FOs this week, but Sheila finished one sock. Baubles and Bling include a Sucre Sucre progress marker and Dyeabolical Targhee sock in the Mint to Be watercolor striping colorway. Don't forget to play in our Knit My Skirt contest!! Winner will be drawn next week.

Shout Outs:

The New KAL/CAL is based on YELLOW!  Do any project with at least 50% yellow yarn.

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:

Jedi the Curious Giraffe by Heidi Bears in Anne Geddes baby yarn

Indigo Frost Poncho by Isabell Kraemer in Dream in Color Classy in the In Vino Veritas colorway.

Sheila is working on:

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.

Granny square cotton dish cloth

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished one toe-up striped sock and reknit a BMFA Flutterby sock in the Seascape colorway for a friend.

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy plans to knit a sweater in a few months, and will probably start some socks.

Sheila plans to finish what she has on the needles.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Sucre Sucre Miniatures Hostess cupcake progress marker

Wendy won:

Dyeabolical Yarns Targhee sock in the Mint to Be watercolor stripes colorway

Gossip & Innuendo:

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