Friday, January 18, 2013

Episode 95: Now With More Mojo

This Week: Sheila shows her sock and headband in progress, and her completed Clapotis and Bandana Cowl. Wendy shows her Shipwreck shawl, socks and Little Batty design in progress, as well as her finished felted entrelac bag and Wurm hat. We announce a fabulous giveaway from Stitched by Jessalu and the Short Row Heel tutorial. 


Current KAL

Knitpurlgurl Memorial KAL continues through the end of January.  You can find more information HERE.

On The Dance Card:

Sheila is working on:

Generic Toe-Up Sock with short row heel in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Medium weight in one of the Rare Gems colorways, gifted to her by Diane from Knitabulls, US 1.5/2.5mm needles.

Head Band in Alaska by DROPS Design in Good Karma Yarn worsted yarn, on US 7/4.5mm needles.

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.

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.

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho in Good Karma Yarn worsted weight on US 8/5mm needles.

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

Wendy finished:

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

Felted Entrelac Clutch by Meg White in Universal Yarns Poems.

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is spinning:

Dyeabolical Yarns Portuguese Merino in the Flower Shop Inferno color way.

Future Dates:

Wendy will knit:

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

Baubles & Bling: Rachel of Dyeabolical Yarns sent us some of her new soap line!

Gossip & Innuendo:

Stitched by Jessalu Giveaway!!! You can win any item of up to $25 in her new Big Cartel shop OR use your $25 towards a more expensive item in her shop, like a custom bag or one of her awesome custom designed prints! You will find all the details in the contest thread in our group (linked above).

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. 

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

Hi Wendy, you mentioned a "simple cast on" for the shipwreck shawl. Would you link or tell me where to find information on it. I have so much trouble with this and would love an easier way to start my circular projects. Thanks.