Thursday, May 31, 2012

Episode 63: We Heart Indy Crafters

The ladies share several WIPs including Sheila's Ruby Slipper Shawlette and Wendy's In The Pink Shawl. Wendy shows her Into The Whirled Gwydir colorway all spun up, and both ladies share their purchases (for themselves and for the blog) from MA Sheep & Woolcraft Festival. 

  Episode 63 Show Notes:

Introductions:  Sheila, aka Sheilad37 and Wendy, aka Pennywenny on Ravelry and most media sites.
Don't forget our Show Your Strands off KAL until the end of June.  Here.
Thank you for all the input on homework, it has been great help.

On The Dance Card:
Wendy - Creature Comforts Cardigan by MadelineTosh on US 8/5 mm needles.  No Love this week.
In The Pink by Izzy Knits in Zauberball on US 6/4mm needles.  Loud and proud socks with Short row heel on US 1.5/2.25 in the Play at Life Sockie Maki.

Sheila - Ruby Slipper Shawl by Wendy Weber Deeds in Blue Moon Fiber Arts H.R.H. Princess Violetta on US 4/3.5 mm.  French Pressed Slippers by Melynda Bernardi using Cascade 220 on US 15/10mm.

Rate Your Date:
Both Wendy and Sheila have nothing.

Whrilwind Romance:
Wendy - Into the Whirled, Gwydir and coordinate, 85% Polwarth, 65% silk, 8oz, 2 plied 702 yards.

Future Dates:
Both Wendy and Sheila are planning on knitting the Color Affection Shawl by Veera Valimaki and we are doing an informal KAL if you would like to join us.  Here.
Wendy is still working on some secret knitting and Sheila is still plannin on knitting the TGV High Speed Knitting Shawl by Stichnerd in Zauberball.

Crushes and Heartbreaks:
Wendy is back in with Spinning.
Sheila mentions her son's concert and her youngest sons issues with the lunch table. Sheila re affirms her love with BMFA.

Baubles and Bling: 
Holiday Yarns, Flock Sock in Brown
Ivy Brambles Romantica Lace in the red colorway.
Spinner Hill Teal/Blue/Purple blend, 2lbs.
BitterSweet Silk Hankie or Mawta
Misc wool.

Gossip and Innuendo:
Independent crafters etiquette -- great customer service = communication.  On the other hand customer can't expect a seller to be available 24/7 even though the store is open 24/7 on line.  Please be considerate.

Please help out Brynn and check out Knitters For Knockers Etsy shop.  All proceeds to go to help fund raise for her 3 Day Walk.

Contact Info: Can be found here.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Episode 62: The Monkey Is Off Her Back

The ladies bring you their usual project chat, including Sheila's finished Jerry the Musical Monkey, and Wendy's progress on her In The Pink shawl. Featured Bling is the Into The Whirled May 2012 club offering in the Serenity - Inara colorway.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Episode 61: It's All About Wendy This Week!

The ladies bring you their usual project chat, including Wendy's finished Brachiosockus socks and Ruby Slipper Shawlette. Sheila is still trying to get her knitting mojo back. Both ladies are surprised by a gift from a viewer, and Wendy shows off her NH Sheep and Wool haul and birthday gifts of the fiber type.

New Hampshire Sheep & Wool 2012

 The Tsock Tsarina's booth.

 End of the World Farm

 One of the vendor buildings.

Kettle Corn and Fresh Lemonade!

 Learning to operate a floor loom.

 Make and Take Needle Felting

 A needle felted monster!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Episode 60 - All We Got Is Socks

Sheila and Wendy bring you the usual chat. Not a lot of finished objects this week, but Sheila shows her completed Lotus Flower socks and Wendy shows her nearly completed Brachiosockus socks. We draw for the winner of the California Revival Knits PDF.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Episode 59: California Revival Knits

Wendy and Sheila bring you the usual project chat, including Sheila's Jerry the Musical Monkey and Lotus Blossom Socks, and Wendy's shawlette design and Brachiosockus socks. The winner of the "Take This Book, Please" contest is announced, and Wendy shows off her Wrought Cardi and reviews the book "California Revival Knits," which is finally available for purchase!