Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Episode 44: Lotsa Socks

The ladies bring you the usual project chat, including the Wendy's finished Wrought Iron Cardigan and Sheila's Fruit Loop stripey socks. Wendy discusses her planned sock design and Sheila shows her progress on the Wallaby sweater.

Show Notes:

Introductions:  Sheila aka Sheilad37 and Wendy aka Pennywenny

Check out our Sock KAL here until Feburary 29th post finished socks.

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On The Dance Card:
Wendy Lisianthus by Rosemary Hill US 3 / 3.25 mm and US 4 / 3.5mm in Ivy Brambles Romantica in the Night Sky colorway.  She is also working on Spectra by Stephen West on US 5 / 3.75 mm in Madelin Tosh Sock in Midnight Rendevous and Crystal Palace Mini MOchi Color 304 (green through purple.)  She is also designing a sock pattern to be released soon.

Sheila isSuper Easy Baby Blanket by Purl Soho on US 8 / 5.00mm mostly sugar and cream cotton or dishcloth cotton yarn.
Max's Hoodie, Wonderfull Wallaby by Carol Anderson using Paton's Shetland Chunky on US 8 / 5.00 mm.
No More Tears by Erin Walsh (MommyNeedsYarn) in sKnitches Uniques Yarn on US 1.5 / 2.5mm.

Rate Your Date:
Wendy had a big date, Wrought Iron Cardigan by Stephannie Tallent in US 6 / 4mm Dream in Color Classy in Happy Forest Colorway.  You can pre-order here from Cooperative Press.

If you want to work out the placement of buttonholes differently than in the pattern, use this buttonhole calculator. My favorite.

Sheila finished her Frooty Socks, Wendy D. Johnson Toe Up Sock in Fibernymph Bounce base in Froot Loops color way on US 1.5 / 2.5 mm.  Love this sock.  So does Zach.

Whirlwind Romance:
Wendy is working on the FatCatKnits spin along - 1.5 ounces are spun up. Ravelry group is here.

Future Dates:
Wendy is planning Semele by Asa Tricosa Designs, in her Wollmeise Lace.
Sheila needs to get more off the needles.

Crushes and Heartbreaks:
Wendy is crushing her sweater right now.
Sheila says thank you to Knitblogcast, for mentioning us on her blog.  Lisa has started a weekly blog and it looks great.  We have two links in the VKN thread, unfortunately Google + only lets you have 10 people.

Baubles and Bling:
Into the Whirled  double dosed of fiber in the "Snow Angles with and Ood" colorway, shetland base.
Atomic Blue Joyful series.
KnittingsMyBag Valentine's Day Bag and More.

Gossip and Innuendo:
Planning on a "anything for the neck" knit a long for March and April.

Continuing The Year of You theme:  Marc and Angel Hack Life: Practical Tips for Productive Living.
"30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself."

4. Stop putting your own needs on the back burner.
5. Stop trying to be someon your not.
6. Stop trying to hold onto the past.

Knit with Heart, you can find our contact info here.


Tara said...

Love the episode as usual!

Sheila, I'll gladly take Zach's socks when he doesn't fit in them anymore! :-)

Wendy, I love the Steve West scarf you are doing. Its so interesting! I love the cardigan! It came out beautiful!

Enid said...

Hi Girls, great episode, as usual. Wendy, the cardi is very nice on you;snuggly and warm.
Sheila, love how the wallaby is looking.

But, please, why was there running water in the back ground? I had already taken my diuretic, so didn't need anything else to make me ''go''!!!! :))

folksmith said...

I noticed the 'waterfall' also. after awhile i got use to it and didn't even notice.

love the episode. wendy, i love the Valentine bag. wish she had another one like that.

Wednesdays just don't come fast enough. thanks for a great video cast.

Sue said...

Hi ladies! Great episode! Wendy, your sweater is so pretty! I have socks (Wildflower pattern) made with that exact colorway and I love them so much. Hugs to you both!

**Is anyone else having trouble posting comments on Blogger? :( I have to try a billion times before it goes through.

Sheila said...

Enid, sorry about the frog tank. We are recording at my house this week, so you should be good.

Sue I have had problems with Blogspot in the past. I just post under Anonymous button and place my name. I will see if it is anything on our end.

Thank you for watching.

Retha said...

loved the episode! was wondering if you could link to that button placement calculator? wow, would that ever be helpful! :)

Sheila said...

Retha, I just posted it the link under Wendy's "Rate Your Date." Thank you for watching.

tavy said...

missing you guys