Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Episode 48: Heart Day

The ladies bring you the usual project chat, including the finished Spectra shawl, and continuing progress on the Wallaby sweater and the Lisianthus shawl. We present three more of the 30 things to stop doing to yourself and announce a book giveaway in honor of Heart Defect Awareness week.

 Show Notes:

Introductions: Sheila aka Sheilad37 and Wendy aka Pennywenny on Ravelry.
Thank you to Rahsann(Teaganblue) and Nancy for your donations, we greatly appreciate it.
Thank you to everyone for the lovely Valentine's Day cards on Ravelry, that was really sweet of all of you.

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.    Crestview by Cecily Glowik MacDonald using Classic Elite Duchess bulky yarn. Wendy is also working on a shawlette design and will be out soon.

Sheila is working on Super 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.
Stripe socks using Wendy Johnson's Toe Up with a Difference in Gypsy Girl Creations, Transistions in Violet Bouquet. Sheila is also working on test knitting the shawl version of Crosswords at the Coffee Shop by Karrie Steinmetz (Knitpurlgurl) in Arucania worsted in pinks and purples on US 8 / 5.0mm.

Rate your Date:
Wendy finished her Spectra by Stephen West on US 5 / 3.75 mm with Madeline Tosh Sock in Midnight Rendevous and Crystal Palace Mini Mochi Color 304.
Sheila has nothing this week.

Whrilwind Romance:
Fat Cat Knits 6 oz of Polworth in the Wayfarer Colorway.

Future Dates:
Wendy is planning on casting on for the back pack out of her handspun.
Sheila is planning on casting on for Wendy's sock in her Socks that Rock Jingle Bell colorway that Wendy gave her for Christmas.

Crushes and Heartbreaks:
Wendy has a heartbreak with all the editing for our Sock Darning Tutrial found here.
Sheila crushes over a note that was sent via Ravelry by HalfbakedKnitWit

Baubles and Bling:
Wendy shares her Into The Whirled Polwarth Silk Blend inspired by the "Tudors" for the Completely Twisted and Aribtrary spinners group. Wendy also purchased th Spinners Control Card from Art Club.
Sheila shows off some Blue Moon Fiber Socks that Rock in the heavyweight "mudslide" colorway she purchased through Ravelry Destash.

Gossip and Innuendo:
Wendy shares that her sock pattern is out for test knitting.
Wendy continues with The Year of You theme:  Marc and Angel Hack Life: Practical Tips for Productive Living. "30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself."
16. Stop being jealous of others.
17. Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself.
18. Stop holding grudges.

Sheila share a very quick review of the Chiagoo Needles Red Cabled lace.

You can find our contact info here.

Knit With Heart!!!


julie-ewesmama said...

love you guys, thanks for keeping me company!!!

flancers said...

Love that you're doing inspirational sayings at the end of the podcasts this year! It's good to keep everything in perspective. :)

folksmith said...

Love your show, i look forward to Wednesday nights to sit down and watch your blog. Thanks!

Moïra said...

Loved the show, as always. I really related to this one: I was also born with a congenital heart malformation, and I had major heart surgery at 10 and I too celebrate my "heart day" every year. Sometimes I do it with others and sometimes I do it privately, but I always take time to remember that without that big (traumatic perhaps) day, I probably wouldn't be here and I certainly wouldn't be doing as well as I am now.
As for being thankful for what we have instead of what we don't have, I decided to blog every day in 2012 and say what I am thankful for that day: It has made me stop and smell the roses, so to speak, instead of going to bed frustrated or thankless. Sometimes it's easy and sometimes it's a bit harder, but once I have sat down and thought about what I am thankful for I'm always in a better place.

Moïra /RRRoxanne on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Love your podcast. Yours is my favorite 2-person podcast. I thoroughly enjoy the banter. I also do enjoy the list of things that shouldn't do to your self that you've been talking about lately. Thanks for the podcast!

Riki aka KnittingMewz on Ravelry

Meridian13113 said...

Greetings from the crazy lady in yellow at Rhinebeck (the one from Cincinnati in the line at Fiber Optics).

If you draw my name for the book , please pass me by. I'm just commenting here to let you know how much I loved this podcast. I laughed and teared up and felt all warm and fuzzy -- all at once. I look forward each week to your podcasts. You two just make me happy!


Jessknits247 said...

I adore your show! I watch faithfully every week - thank you both for the knitting, laughs & happiness that you bring!

SarahMarie said...

Love your show! You guys are the first knitting podcast I started watching.. I've since subscribed to a whole bunch more, but I still look forward to yours the most!! You guys are awesome!!

tangledknits said...

Just starting watching your podcast and so far I love it! :) Thanks for knitting with me!

tangledknits on Rav

brenda said...

Thank you for keeping me company while I did my first "Jenny's surprisingly stretchy bind off". As always is was great! I love watching the two of you!

Dutchgirl63 said...

Penny, you have such a great outlook on life considering what you've been through. And Sheila you are such a motherly, encourging person. Love you both!

NanaMama said...

My husband had open heart surgery a few years ago and so we always support heart related causes. Love your podcast and admire both you women. Thanks for letting us share your love of knitting.
Mary Keeler

Rachel said...

I LOVE watching your podcast! I love the humor!! I look forward to watching you every week.
I had a personal connection to the inspirational quotes this week - almost two years ago I was laid off from my job. At first I freaked out! Then I discovered I was pregnant with my second child! Getting laid off allowed me to finish my Master's Degree full time without the added exhaustion from working and being pregnant. It was and still is hard (teaching jobs are few and far between here in RI) but the time I get to spend with my kids is something I wouldn't have been able to do if I'd been working! Everything does happen for a reason!


TippyToeMonkey on Ravelry
(and YES! it is a good thing that you remind me of my aunts - they are the funniest and strongest women I know!)

Mike said...

Are there any holidays you and your husband celebrate?