Thursday, March 24, 2011

Episode 2 - Heartbreakers

Our usual project chat, along with discussion of two projects that broke our hearts. A small amount of yarn porn from a weekend trip to Still River Mill.

Show Notes:

On The Dance Card:
   Wendy is knitting Fagus by Ann Lundblad out of Paca Peds H-T from The Alpaca Yarn Co.   She is still working on her Voodoo.
   Sheila is knitting on Pinkerton Shawl, by Susan Dittrich out of Wollmeise in Scwarz.  She cast on for Harold the House Plant Monster by Rebecca Danger, for a swap that she is in, with Knit Picks Bare 100 % wool.

Rate Your Date:
  Wendy finished her Cabled Caplet by Patons with Bernatn Felting Wool,  with some modifications. Still needs to be blocked and would do it again using Wrap Style book for other modifications
  Sheila finished her Owlings by Kerrie James with Cascade 220 Superwash in Plum.

Planned Dates:
  Wendy wants to knit the The Traveling Sweater by A. Karen Alfke for Blue Moon Fiber Arts in Valley Yarns Northfield.  She also plans on knitting the Zinnia Dahlia hat by Petra Hoy with Still River Mills Seven Sammys (worsted 20% Samoyed fur, 80 % Merino, 100 yards.)

   Sheila wants to knit Claudia by M J Kim in Knit Picks Bare 100% Peruvian Wool and Felted Clogs by Bev Galeskas to replace a pair that is getting worn.

Crushes and Heartbreaks:
   Sheila had a very hard time with the Koolhaas this week and decided not to cast on for it.
   Wendy's biggest heartbreak is her Myrtle Cardigan by Snowden Becker made with String Theory Caper Sock colorway; Canyon.  Loved the yarn, pattern had some difficulties.  What to do about it?

Blings and Baubles:
  Sheila talks about Traveling Monster from the Rebecca Danger Group and her Monster Swap that she got from Knitpheliac on Ravelry.
  Wendy got some lovely yarn from Still River Mills, Seven Sammys made from dog fur and Limited Production Yarn that includes Quviut, sild and cashmere.   She also got the Celtic Vines finerless mitts pattern and Valley Northfield yarn for a sweater.

Gossip and Innuendo:
   Wendy went to Still River Mills for a tour of their processing plant and then to Webs store for yarn.  She is starting to plan on a trip to Germany for her 20th Anniversary and possibly a trip to the Wollmeise Store.
   Sheila has nothing, sorry.

For more information on Qiviut go here.  I learned a lot about it from the Let'sknit2gether video podacast.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First of all, I am really enjoying your podcast. A quick thought on the sweater and the possibility of modifying a future sweater. There are so many patterns out there, I, personally, would not modify a pattern that needed so much work. Now, I am saying this about 10% into my first adult sweater so maybe modifying a pattern you've already dealt with would be better than starting from scratch.