Friday, January 11, 2013

Episode 94: The Cat Brigade

In this episode, Sheila shows her nearly completed Clapotis, and Wendy shows her finished Damask and Crosswords at the Coffee Shop shawls. Sheila shares the good news about her new job and we discuss some upcoming fiber related events.
Show Notes

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Little Batty (new design by Wendy) in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight, Rook-y color way, US6/4mm needle. 

Aquaphobia Socks by Crystal Flanagan in Into The Whirled sock, Muse colorway, US2/2.75mm needles.

Wurm by Katharina Nopp in Dream in Color Smooshy, Midnight Derby and Leprechaun (leftovers from my Suki shawl).   US4/3.5mm needles.

Sheila is working on:

Clapotis by Kate Gilbert in Gypsy Girl Creations Transitions yarn, the Mountain Home colorway.  US8/5mm needles.

Rate Your Date

Wendy completed:

Damask by Kitman Figueroa (gifted by CookieLadyKnits) in handspun Mad Color Fiber Arts Merino/Silk/Angora in the Bloody Hell colorway. 

Crosswords at the Coffee Shop by Karrie Steinmetz in Cascade Pastaza.  I completed this project earlier, but am trying a crocheted a crab stitch edge to prevent curling.  I will re-block to see if it makes it less curled. 

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is spinning:

Dyeabolical Yarns Portuguese Merino in the Flower Shop Inferno color way. I split the braid in thirds lengthwise and will spin each third and then ply them together from the same end, to keep some of the color runs together. This should give me stripes that blend. I used the same method on my Captain Tightpants from ITW. 

Future Dates

Wendy will knit:

Shipwreck Shawl by Knitting Harpy (free from Knitty). Spirit Trail Fiberworks Clotho lace in the Ancient Stones color way, 8/0 Miyuki Glass seed beads in Lime Lined Crystal. Will be having a support KAL with Melissa - you can join in if you want to knit the project.

In The Pink by Izzy Knits (free on Ravelry).

Sheila will knit:

Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho (free on Ravelry).

Crushes and Heartbreaks

Awesome Note iPad App ($4.99 or lite version for free) 

Baubles & Bling

Into The Whirled December Club on Masham, Into The Wood colorway.

Thorn by Kitman Figueroa from jamlknitter

Talamh by Carol Feller from Bloomingknitter of Knitting Blooms Podcast

Breakwater by Cecily Glowik MacDonald from Meliabella of His and Hers Podcast

Cladonia by Kristen Kapur from Bellasocks 

Gossip & Innuendo

Spa Knit and Spin Retreat in Freeport, Maine, February 1-3 by the New England Textile Arts Network. Wendy (and possibly Sheila) will be there with some friends to check out the marketplace on 2/2 (Saturday). We will post a thread in the group closer to the date for those who want to try and meet up to say hello and get a button. 

North Shore Yarn Crawl 2013 March 14-17 at various yarn stores on the North Shore of Massachusetts. We probably won’t attend, but it is a fun day of yarn shopping with store event discounts and lots of chances to win drawing prizes. 

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