Friday, April 15, 2011

Episode 5 - Where We Talk Too Much

The usual project chat, along with a discussion of our favorite knitting gadgets!

Show Notes:

On the Dance Card:
   Wendy is knitting on Traveling Sweater by a. Karen Alfke with Valley Yarns Northfield, Dk.  Her Summer End Sweater did not receive any love this week. 
   Sheila is knitting Generic Toe Up Socks by Wendy Johnson with Judy's Magic Cast on.  and she started on Make it Work by Leslie Thompson of The Knit Girllls using Cascade 220 color Coral.

Rate Your Date:
  Wedny has nothing to rate tis week.
  Sheila Sewed together her Harold the House Plant Monster by Rebecca Danger.  She finished a dishcloth, Eloomanator's Diagonal by Jana Trent with Schachenmayr Nomotta Punto Cotton on Size 6 US (4.00mm).  Sheila also revealed her secret knitting for Laura Linneman of The Knit Girllls called Lil Bit Sock using Miss Babs Sport weight yarn. 

Future Dates:
  Wendy is planning on crocheting either Roly Poly Cats by Nina Shimizu (Don't remeber her mentioning this, but it is in her show notes) or Percy the Elephant by Reneegurumi.
  Sheila was looking through her stash and will deffinately cast on her slippers.  Might cast on for an Owl Two Ways by Ana Clerc, for her swap partner.

Crushes and Heartbreaks:
  Wendy is crushing on Valley Yarn's Northfield, very nice to work with and went on sale at Webs this week.
  Sheila has a heartbreak on the Miss Babs yarn.  The label is states 225 yards, but Ravelry states as 335 or 70 yards.  Check your labels.
  Go check out Steve's Podcast Dramatic Knits where is auctioning of the Japanese Garden Shawl  by Wendy Johnson.
Baubles and Bling:
  Wendy has nothing to add.
  Sheila Purchased the Leisure Arts Creative Collection book on Family knits for a Dollar at our local Dollar store, could not leave it there.  Looking for handmade soap for teacher gifts.

Gossip and Innuendo:
  Wendy has her mom in town.
   We talk about all of the gadgets we love.  Her are the links to what we mentioned.
Knit Kit (I linked to Google search that way you can shop by price), 7 Yaks Design (I also have a heart shape needle gauge), and Puppy Snips.  I also had a needle gauge that was the shape of a man, by I Needle U.  I think that is all.
Plurk tip from Jeanette93 for knitting two at a time toe up socks, put yarn in plastic bag with one end of the skein sticking out of separate holes.

Here is the link for that Sock Monkey Yarn at Hank Yarns.

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Knit With Heart  until next week, thank you everyone for watching.


Sue said...

I really enjoyed this episode. Your little gadgets look great, especially those mini scissors. Wendy I think those bags you got look fantastic, you should have bought one for Sheila as a gift!

Sheila said...

Sue, I can't complain she treats me pretty good.

Wendy said...

Tune in next week because I actually bought one for Sheila today! You may be a mind reader...

Noyla said...

I wish I had seen this episode before I tried to split my yarn to try knitting 2 socks at a time. Oops. I did not exactly split the yarn evenly.

Wendy said...

Aww, Noyla...that's heartbreaking. I hate it when a project lets me down (even if it's due to operator error!)