Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Episode 25 - We Rule, They Drool!




Show Notes:

On The Dance Card:
Sheila has a Baby Hat on the US 7 / 4.5 mm needles with mystery worsted weight yarn, from my own design.    Sheila is also testing knitting the Picky Hat by Melanie Rose with Dream in Color Classy on US 6 / 4.0 mm.
Wendy is plugging away on her Gawain by Alison Will in Dream in Color Classy on US 8 / 5 mm.

Rate Your Date:
Sheila finished her Cause Hat by Kyle Kunnecke in Cascade 220 in cream and a grass green on US 7 . 4.5m.  Wonderfully written pattern.  I did modify the decrease for the hat.  She also finished the Maile Sweater by Nikki Van  De Car on US 6 / 4 mm and US 7 / 4.5 mm in a myster worsted weight.
Wendy has nothing.

Future Dates:
Sheila is hoping ot finish the baby hat, the test knit hat, start a monster for a swap, start the podcaster challange project and hopefully start my Shetland Shawl and Heath Socks.
Wendy is hoping to cast on for the Podcaster Challange pattern.

Curshes and Heartbreaks:
LynnZimm from KnittingTriathlete raised over 8k about enough for two wishes.  The winners can be found here.  School is back in sesion.

Baubles and Bling:
Sheila got caught in some enabling on plurk.  She purchased "Birds That are Angry" earings for a friend and something for Wendy that I couldn't show.  The shop is name Fyrestorm Creations on Etsy.
Wendy again has nothing.

Gosspi and Innuendo:
South Adirondack Fiber Festival,  in  Greenwich, NY on September 24 and 25th. 


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Episode 24 - Slap Happy



Sparkpeople Shout outs: go to Weezie72377 and Misknitten

We have 319 members in our group, thank you so much guys.

Wendy is in a Size 12.

Big Thank You's to Tash (Tashbalaz) for the lovely Stripe Study Shawl and to Xhantippe for the Liesl Kerchief.

On The Dance Card:
Sheila has the Maile baby sweater by Nikki Van De Car on mystery worsted weight yarn on US 6 / 4. mm and US 7 / 4.5 mm. She is making a toddler version and using modifications. She also cast on for the Cause Hat by Kyle Kunnecke with Cascade 220 on US 7 / 4.5 mm needles Cream for the hat and Green for the ribbons. She shows you her floats.
Wendy has her Gawain by Alison Green using Dream in Color Classy in the Dusky Aurora on US 8 / 5. mm.
Here is a link for Shawls that have ruffels and that are free.
Here is a link for colors of the Awareness Ribbons for anyone who wants it.
Rate Your Date:
Sheila has finished the Flutter-by Socks by Shannon Robalino on US 1 1/2 / 2.25 mm with Serendipitous Ewe Fingering Fate sock yarn. Loved the pattern and the yarn. Came out great.
Wendy finished To Eyre by Carol Sunday in Arauncania Nature Wool in a nice red on US 7 / 4.5 mm needles. There are several versions of the shawl in the pattern and she is doing version 2. Modified to make the back larger or longer.
Future Dates:
Sheila and Wendy are making their plans for the Podcasters Challange that is has been organized by Lois of Knittngsmybag. We show you are yarn choices, go to the thread here, and vote. Next week we will show you are pattern.
Sheila is also planning on a Monster for the Danger Crafts group in Ravlery. She also wants to make a hat to match the sweater.
Crushes and Heartbreaks:
We are still trying to push the Denver Oyster Make-A-Wish charity that LynnZimm from Knitting Triathlete blog is doing. She has raised over 5k and is able to grant a wish. Go check out her blog it is for a great cause. Sheila donated a skein of Wollmeise in the Aquarius colorway and Wendy donated a pattern up to $10 from Ravelry. Update, Lynn has finished and was able to raise over $7,000. Enough to help grant two wishes. Way to go Lynn.
Baubles and Blings:
Wendy has nothing.
Sheila Suprises Wendy with a T-shirt, that goes along with her cartoons from last week. She also shows off a basket that she got from her brothers yard sale.
Gossip and Innuendo:
Sheila thanks her test knitters. Suzette, Mellisa, Kimberly, and Missy. Thank you ladies for test knitting my hat.
Wendy shows off her stitch markers that she made for the Podcaster's Challange.

We are going to Rhinebeck on the Webs bus, check it out here.

Find us on Plurk as Knit1hearttoo (we share the account), Sparkpeople as Sheilad37 and Pennywenny2, and Twitter as Knit1hearttoo and Wendy is Knit1Wendy. Pinterest for Wendy as Knit1Wendy. You can email us knit1heartoo@gmail.com.
We are on iTunes, leave a comment or Star rating.
If you are new or a return viewer, thank you for watching us.

Have a good week, Knit With Heart.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Episode 23 - Say Hello to my Needle End


Show Notes:

Sparkpeople Shout outs: Harmonomony and MonetJ56

On The Dance Card:
Sheila has the Maile baby sweater by Nikki Van De Car on mystery worsted weight yarn on US 6 / 4. mm and US 7 / 4.5 mm.  She is making a toddler version and using modifications.  She also has the Flutter-by Socks by Shannon Robalino on US 1 1/2 / 2.25 mm with Serendipitous Ewe Fingering Fate sock yarn.  She also cast on for the Cause Hat by Kyle Kunnecke with Cascade 220 on US 7 / 4.5 mm needles Cream for the hat and Green for the ribbons.
Wendy has her Swirl Shawl by Lijuan Jing on US 6 / 4mm in Jojoland Melody super wash, this has been sitting in her pile for 3 years, this did not get love.  This is a long term project.  She also did her swatch for Gawain by Alison Green using Dream in Color Classy in the Dusky Aurora.  She cast on for her mom, To Eyre by Carol Sunday in Arauncania Nature Wool in a nice red on US 7 / 4.5 mm needles.  There are several versions of the shawl in the pattern and she is doing version 2.


Rate Your Date:
Sheila and Wendy both have nothing.

Future Dates;
Sheila is planning to do Shetland Triangle with Cascade Eco +, still planning on the Heath Socks too.
Wendy has the Podcasters Challange as well as Sheila in a few weeks.
Go check out Highland Handmades for the "offical" yarn of the Podcasters Challange.

Crushes and Heartbreaks:
We are still trying to push the Denver Oyster Make-A-Wish charity that LynnZimm from Knitting Triathlete blog is doing.  She has raised over 5k and is able to grant a wish.  Go check out her blog it is for a great cause. Sheila donated a skein of Wollmeise in the Aquarius colorway and Wendy donated a pattern up to $10 from Ravelry.
Wendy is loving Pinterest. Go check her out.

Baubles and Bling:
Sheila got a Yarnivore Work in progress bag and loves it.
Wendy showed off her God to Be Girl Bag all the goodies from Wolfe Farms, pattern and Trindle form her Fiber Revival trip from the Yarn and Fiber Co.

Gossip and Innuendo:
Sheila shares the Mother Bear Project, go check out and help a lesser know podcaster for this challange.
Here.
  1. NoteableNeedle (Catherine);
  2. MommyNeedsYarn (Erin);
  3. Barknknit (Natalie);
  4. Family Fiber (Bobbi);
  5. Knitbytes (Becca);
  6. Exchangestudentinfiberland (MariGayle);
  7. Knittinonthefly (Katie);
  8. Knitabulls (Diane);
  9. Sassypantsknitter (Wendy); and
  10. Bloomingknitter (Tina).
We are going to Rhinebeck on the Webs bus, check it out here.  There are 44 spots left as of 8:45 am 8/23/11

Find us on Plurk as Knit1hearttoo (we share the account), Sparkpeople as Sheilad37 and Pennywenny2, and Twitter as Knit1hearttoo and Wendy is Knit1Wendy. Pinterest for Wendy as Knit1Wendy.  You can email us knit1heartoo@gmail.com.
We are on iTunes, leave a comment or Star rating.
If you are new or a return viewer, thank you for watching us.

Have a good week, Knit With Heart.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Fiber Revival Roadtrip Episode


Apologies right up front for my boneheadedness during this episode. I filmed three interviews with the record button on pause. Yes, I AM that dopey when it comes to operating a digital camera. I did give a shout out to everyone who was left out, but it isn't the same as the awesome footage.

Huge Happy Shout Out to Susan! It was great to meet you. Sorry I was a dope who "recorded" you with the record button off. Your shawl was lovely.

And...I actually chatted with designer Alison Green Will about my Gawain sweater (she designed it). Sadly, less than 2 seconds of that footage was recorded. (I can actually hear you laughing at me through the internet, Diane). Please check out Alison's recent pattern offering Petronia from the latest Twist Collective, and browse her other patterns, including her latest, Thaxter, on either her designer page on Ravelry, or on her website.

You can visit the vendors shown/mentioned in this video at the following links:

The Yarn and Fober Company of Derry, NH, owned and operated by the lovely Cindy, who we interviewed during our Mass Sheep & Wool Roadtrip Episode. Free shipping if you order online. I showed lots of my Ivy Brambles Romantica stash to make up for screwing up her awesome footage. I will show the other lovely things I bought from them in the next regular episode.

Mad Color Fiber Arts. You can buy directly from the online store or see her products in person at the Yarn & Fiber Company in Derry. Since the footage of her lovely goods was also lost, I show you a couple of my stash items. Gorgeous!

Hair of the Dog Design. Do you have a dog, cat or other pet whose hair you'd like to incorporate into a project? Do you love alternative fibers? Check out her beautiful yarns.

Spunky Eclectic. She sells gorgeous fiber and spinning wheels, too! (And has lots of awesome art on her arms.)

The Merlin Tree. They will repair antique wheels and they offer a beautiful line of Hitchhiker wheels that are built for travel.

Enchanted Knoll Farm. Owner Josette dyed the pretty Treasure Chest colorway I used for my Iris Mystery Shawl. She does gorgeous things with batts and sparkles, and offers lots of pretty yarn as well, including a new sparkly line!

The Woolen Rabbit. Purveyor of many gorgeous yarn bases that you may have seen featured in Anne Hanson's designs on Knitspot. I totally want her to rename her colorway "New England Red" as "Nantucket Red." I don't know why.

Leslie Wind. Handcrafter of beautiful sterling silver knitting jewelry and other metal work items. She has a cable needle necklace that would make a great knitter gift, and lots of awesome shawl pins. She will also guide you to through making your own items.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Episode 22 - Badly Lit


Show Notes:

Sparkpeople Shout outs to: MeganMMe and SummerieDay

On The Dance Card:
Wendy has her Swirl Shawl by Lijuan Jing on US 6 / 4mm in Jojoland Melody super wash, this has been sitting in her pile for 3 years. (I thought I was bad, but she beats me.)  This is a long term project.  She also did her swatch for Gawain by Alison Green using Dream in Color Classy in the Dusky Aurora.  She cast on for her mom, To Eyre by Carol Sunday in Arauncania Nature Wool in a nice red on US 7 / 4.5 mm needles.  There are several versions of the shawl in the pattern and she is doing version 2.
Sheila has the Maile baby sweater by Nikki Van De Car on mystery worsted weight yarn on US 6 / 4. mm and US 7 / 4.5 mm.  She is making a toddler version and using modifications.  She also has the Flutter-by Socks by Shannon Robalino on US 1 1/2 / 2.25 mm with Serendipitous Ewe Fingering Fate sock yarn. 
 
Rate Your Date:
Wendy has finished a tech edit of Preciouis Preemie Hat by Sheila using Ella Rae Sock on US 2.
Sheila finished  Cascading Cables by Hannah Campbell in Cascade 220 with US 5 / 3.75mm and US 7 / 4.5 mm.  I had a lot of trouble with the ribbing as written in the pattern.
 
Future Dates:
Wendy  is planning on Lois's, KnittingsMyBag podcaster challenge, that starts soon.  We get the pattern on August 22nd and can share it the week after with you.  Check out our thread.
Sheila  planning on doing the Heath Socks by Andrea Dretrich in Plymouth Yarn, Happy Feet in a nice olive colorway for a man.  I also want to cast on for The Cause Hat by Kyle Kunneke but I would use green yarn for the ribbons instead for Organ Donation.
 
Crushes and Heartbreaks:
We are still trying to push the Denver Oyster Make-A-Wish charity that LynnZimm from Knitting Triathlete blog is doing.  She has raised over 5k and is able to grant a wish.  Go check out her blog it is for a great cause. Sheila donated a skein of Wollmeise in the Aquarius colorway and Wendy donated a pattern up to $10 from Ravelry
 
Baubles and Bling:
Wendy shares all her goodies from China and gives Sheila some handmade stich markers to me.
Sheila has nothing.
 
Gossip and Innuendo:
Wendy shares the Fiber Revival at the Spencer Pierce Little Farm in Newbury MA.  It is on August 13 9am to 4 pm.
 
Find us on Plurk as Knit1hearttoo (we share the account), Sparkpeople as Sheilad37 and Pennywenny2, and Twitter as Knit1hearttoo and Wendy is Knit1Wendy.  You can email us knit1heartoo@gmail.com.
We are on iTunes, leave a comment or Star rating.
If you are new or a return viewer, thank you for watching us.

Have a good week, Knit With Heart.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Episode 21B - Supersize Me, Part Deux


Show Notes:

Sparkpeople shout outs: Welcome to MsArobix to my friends list.

On Then Dance Card:
Sheila has the Maile baby sweater by Nikki Van De Car on mystery worsted weight yarn on US 6 / 4. mm and US 7 / 4.5 mm.  She is making a toddler version and using modifications.  She also has the Flutter-by Socks by Shannon Robalino on US 1 1/2 / 2.25 mm with Serendipitous Ewe Fingering Fate sock yarn.  Sheila also has a Cable hat, Cascading Cables by Hannah Campbell in Cascade 220 with US 5 / 3.75mm and US 7 / 4.5 mm.  She also showed off a crocheted solid granny square that she keeps by her couch.
Wendy has her Swirl Shawl by Lijuan Jing on US 6 / 4mm in Jojoland Melody super wash, this has been sitting in her pile for 3 years. (I thought I was bad, but she beats me.)  This is a long term project.  She also did her swatch for Gawain by Alison Green using Dream in Color Classy in the Dusky Aurora.  She cast on for her mom, To Eyre by Carol Sunday in Arauncania Nature Wool in a nice red on US 7 / 4.5 mm needles.  There are several versions of the shawl in the pattern and she is doing version 2.

Rate Your Date:
Sheila had a banner week for finished objects.  She finished the Iris Mystery shawl by Natascha Vogele in Wollpapst Sockenwolle on US 6 / 4.0 mm needles.  Loved the pattern, would do it again, great for breaking up variegated yarns.  She also finished her Owl hat based on the Owlings pattern by Kerrie James on US 7 / 4.5 in Cascade 220 Super wash in the Mystic Purple colorway.  Loved this pattern and the yarn is squishy.  Last but certainly not least is her Saroyan is off the needles.  The Saroyan is by Liz Abinante on US 6 / 4.0 mm in Malabrigo Lace, held double.  Wonderful pattern, got tired of it and glad that it is done.
Wendy finished her Rock Island Shawl by Jared Flood in Ivy Brambles Romantica from The Yarn and Fiber Company on US 7 / 4.5 mm needles.  Glad it was done the edge was long and tedious. She did love the Rock Island Lace section.

Future Dates:
Sheila is planning on doing the Heath Socks by Andrea Dretrich in Plymouth Yarn, Happy Feet in a nice olive colorway for a man.
Wendy is planning on Lois's, KnittingsMyBag podcaster challenge, that starts soon.  We get the pattern on August 22nd and can share it the week after with you.

Crushes and Heartbreaks:
We are still trying to push the Denver Oyster Make-A-Wish charity that LynnZimm from Knitting Triathlete blog is doing.  She has raised over 5k and is able to grant a wish.  Go check out her blog it is for a great cause. Sheila donated a skein of Wollmeise in the Aquarius colorway and Wendy donated a pattern up to $10 from Ravelry.

Baubles and Bling:
Sheila received her Elizabeth Zimmrman's book, The Knitters Almanac and the newest Interweave Knits.
Wendy has nothing.

Gossip and Innuendo:
Congratulations to Diane S., DianeinOz on Ravelry for winning or keep track contest and a skein of yarn.  Random number generator was post #112.  We left a thread up to continue to track your food.
Wendy shares the Fiber Revival at the Spencer Pierce Little Farm in Newbury MA.  It is on August 13 9am to 4 pm.
Wendy and Sheila review Addi Turbo Click inter-changeable lace needles.

Find us on Plurk as Knit1hearttoo (we share the account), Sparkpeople as Sheilad37 and Pennywenny2, and Twitter as Knit1hearttoo and Wendy is Knit1Wendy.  You can email us knit1heartoo@gmail.com.
We are on iTunes, leave a comment or Star rating.
If you are new or a return viewer, thank you for watching us.

Have a good week, Knit With Heart.

Episode 21A - Supersize Me!