Friday, March 22, 2013

Episode 104: "Projects of Shame"

The ladies bring you their usual project chat, including Sheila's Iris Goddess of the Rainbow shawlette, and Wendy's Breakwater sweater and In The Pink shawl. Wendy shows off her growing collection of baby holiday hats as well. Featured Baubles and Bling include this month's Into the Whirled club offering and the latest Rebecca Danger book.

Show Notes

KAL/CAL:  Post a picture of your washcloth and/or dishcloths in the thread in our group between now and March 31.  We will pick a winner from all photo entries at the end of the contest.

We are tossing around the idea of doing a baby/child KAL/CAL for the next two months, which would include toys and other child-related items.  We will give more details in our next podcast.

On The Dance Card:

Sheila is working on:

Iris, Goddess of Rainbow Shawl by Natasha Vogele (about $5 on Rav) in Wollmeise 80/20 sock yarn in the Zenzi color way.

Wendy is working on:

Breakwater pullover by Cecily Glowik MacDonald, ($6 on Rav) in String Theory Caper Sock in the Canyon color way.  US 6/4mm needle.

In The Pink by Izzy Knits (free on Ravelry) in Schoppel Wolle Zauberball in the Denim/Stonewashed color way on US7/4.5mm needles

Christmas Tree Hat by Patti Pierce Stone in Berroco Vintage DK on US5/3.75mm needles.

Rate Your Date:

Bunny Beanie by Noe Knit in Berroco Vintage Bulky on US8/5mm needles with ears in Martha Stewart scrap yarn.

Pumpkin Hat by Sarah Hood in Berroco Vintage on US7/4.5mm needles with stem in Dream in Color Smooshy held double.  The leaf instructions were taken from Just a Leaf by Hinke and it was done on US5/3.75mm needles with Berroco Vintage DK.

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is STILL spinning:

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

Wendy completed 4oz of  Highland Handmades SW Merino/Merino/Silk Top in The Man in Black color way.  300 yards of sport weight, 2 ply.  The other 4 oz is mostly spun into singles.

Future Dates:

Wendy plans on knitting:

Chicken Viking Hat  

Sheila plans on knitting:

Wonderful Wallaby
A dishcloth of her own design with a button strap.

Baubles & Bling:

Into The Whirled March 2013 club offering is Tuscadero on Merino/Silk, based on a painting of ballet dancers by Degas.

Knit a Monster Nursery  by Rebecca Danger.  Gifted to Sheila by viewer Lynnio.  Lots of awesome baby stuff!

Gossip & Innuendo:

Charity Auction for the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp Firemedic on Ravelry is auctioning a beautiful blanket to support the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp.  You can get all of the details on her project page link, or check out her Facebook page here.

Support Melissa's Team Knitters for Knockers  Melissa (Meliabella on Ravelry and hostess of His and Hers Podcast) will be walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day again this year for those who may be interested in donating.  If you want to treat yourself as well as make a donation,  Stitched by Jessalu  is offering the "Fight Like A Girl" project bags to help fundraise - %50 percent of the profits will go to Melissa's fundraising effort!  Get them before they are all gone.

Loire Cowl by Angeleah McGarrah COUPON CODE! Get $1 off until March 30, 2013 with the code LOIRE2

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