Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Episode 14 - Whirlwind Romance

The usual project chat, featuring our new semi-regular segment "Whirlwind Romance" where we discuss spinning projects. Sheila also talks about a great charity that donates pillow cases for sick children.


On The Dance Card:
Wendy is knitting her Summer End Sweater by Heather Sapp with Dream In Color Classy in the Cool Fire colorway.  She is using US 8 / 5 mm needles and close to being done.  She also has Rock Island by Jarad Flood on the needles using Ivy Brambles Romantica from Yarn and Fiber Co. on US 7 / 4.5 mm, still on the edging.
Sheila is still working on the Mt Ash by Kate Gagnon Osborn with Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Dk, on US 6 / 4 mm needle.  She has reached the edge!!!!  Saroyan is also still on the needles by Liz Abinante on US 6 /4 mm in Malabrigo Lace held double, did not see any love this week.

Rate Your Date:
Wendy has nothing, nada, zilch.
Sheila shows off her Toe-up Sock by Wendy Johnson in Louet Gems fingering in Chestnut colorway, with one mod: using the Judy's Magic Cast on for the toe.  She also finished a preemie hat of her own design with the left over Louet Gems yarn and is working on the pattern.

Future Dates:   We Heart Becky (Addicted to Yarn)
Wendy hopes to cast on Catkin by Carina Spencer once she clears one of her needles.
Sheila is casting on this week for Spring Forward by Linda Welch using Sock Pixie Vegan Sock yarn.
We also are planning to knit another Mystery Shawl by Natascha Vogele or krazeekittyknits on Ravelry.  The shalw is Iris and you have to join the krazzekittyknits group.  SIGN UPS ARE CLOSED  She does have it for purchase.
We Heart Mellisa (His and Hers)

NEW Whirlwind Romance:
Wendy and Sheila show off there spinning.  Wendy is spinning some Miss Babs fiber, she is using Ashford Traditional for her spinning, she has the Faux Angora from Knittink on her spindle.  Sheila is drop spindling her fiber Touch of Twist she got from the Mass Sheep and Wool.

Crushes and Heartbreaks:
Wendy again has nothing.
Sheila mentions a great charity they make pillow cases for sick children.  Great orginazation, check it out.

Baubles and Bling:
Wendy and Sheila both have nothing, nada, zilch.

Gossip and Innuendo:
Knit in Public day was rainy, thank you Marcia for coming out anyways.   We had a great time.
Charts - Goodreader on iTunes and chart keeper from KnitPicks.
We also use post it notes or highlighter tape.

Wendy is still planning on going to the I-91 Shop Hop and visit Mellisa from His and Hers podcast at Metaphor Yarns for a "Dye Your Own" Buffet. 


Elena. (theresmiling) said...

I can see the bugs! They're lovely.

Bec said...

Preemie hat pattern, please???? Thank you ;)

Anonymous said...

I love that preemie hat! Sheila, let Wendy write that up for you! So cute!
Wendy, your voodoo doll worked. hehe! Grats to the Bruins team. What a fantastic goalie they had.
Oh I'm doing the Iris Shawl KAL too. Thanks to Melissa for posting about it on Plurk.
That pillowcase is cute and what a fantastic idea to make their hospital bed seem more like home. My husband is a transplant patient. It breaks my heart that any child has to go through that but I'm thankful we live in a time with such advances.
Hugs ladies!

Sheila said...

Bec and Suezeeknits, I will get working on the preemie hat. It is so simple and cute.

I know the NHL Series was a fantastic one, I am glad that Wendy's voodoo doll worked though.

Suezee, it really is an amazing world that we have such medical advances. Honestly, my little guy would not be here with out them. Thanks for watch.


Wendy said...

Yay! Elena sees the bugs. I'm not the only one.

DebKnits2 said...

On Plurk, you can set something to send the same messages to Twitter. DramaticKnits and other podcasters use it.