Friday, January 25, 2013

Episode 96: I Heart Jean-Luc

Wendy and special co-host Jean-Luc Picard bring you the usual project chat, featuring the Shipwreck Shawl and Wendy's Voodoo You Love Me wannabe doll. Wendy shows the latest Into The Whirled fiber club colors and draws a winner for the Stitched by Jessalu bag. The next contest to win the Lacuna shawl or pattern is announced and will run until next week.


Current KAL

Knitpurlgurl Memorial KAL continues through the end of January.  The thread will be closed on Feb. 1, and two prizes will be drawn on our next episode.  You can find more information HERE.

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 (free on Rav) 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.

Voodoo You Love Me Doll by Susan Claudino ($5 on Rav).  Wendy is reverse engineering it to save money, but you shouldn't judge the original pattern by Wendy's home-brewed version!  The original is very cute.

Rate Your Date:

Nothing this week.

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is spinning:

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

Future Dates:

Wendy will knit:

Lacuna by Angeleah McGarrah ($5 on Rav).

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

Baubles & Bling:

Into The Whirled  December Club Colorway called In The Wood on Masham

Into The Whirled  January Club Colorway called Sterrenacht on English Shetland

Gossip & Innuendo:

Stitched by Jessalu Giveaway!!! We drew the winner.  We also announced that Jessalu will be featuring two all-new fabrics in her shop in two weeks - a Downton Abbey theme and a Big Bang Theory theme.  It was fun to read everyone's dream fabric.  Hopefully, Jessalu will be inspired by some of your comments!

Lacuna Shawl Giveaway We are giving away the original Lacuna sample shawl and two patterns next week.  Follow the link above for more information.

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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