Saturday, April 20, 2013

Episode 108: Boston Strong

We dedicate this episode to the victims of the Marathon Bombing and its aftermath. Wendy and Sheila show their current WIPs including Sheila's Wonderful Wallaby sweater and Wendy's Chicken Viking hat and Trillian shawl. FOs this week include Sheila's Iris Goddess of the Rainbow shawl and Wendy's Christmas Tree hat. We also show the In The Pink shawl from last week after blocking. We draw two winners of the Hugs and Kisses Socks at the end of the show.

Show Notes 

This episode is dedicated to the victims of the Marathon Bombers. If you would like to donate to aid these victims, please go to The One Fund.

KAL/CAL:  Baby/Child Theme.  Post a picture of your finished items for babies or kids in the thread in our group between now and May 31.  Rules and additional information are HERE.

On The Dance Card:

Sheila is working on:

Wonderful Wallaby by Carol A. Anderson in a toddler size.  She is using a Knit Picks yarn, but is not certain which base it is.

Wendy is working on:

Trillian by Martina Behm, in Highland Handmades SW Merino/Merino/Silk fiber dyed in The Man in Black color way and handspun as a sport weight 2-ply.  US 4/3.5mm needles.

Chicken Viking Hat by Sarah Mundy, in Berocco Vintage worsted on US5/3.75mm and US6/4mm needles.  Modified to fit a 3-6 mo old.

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

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

Wendy finished:

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.

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is STILL spinning:

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

Future Dates:

Wendy has no concrete plans.

Sheila plans on knitting:

A dishcloth of her own design with a button strap.

Baubles & Bling:

Thanks to Rachel of Dyeabolical Yarns for sending us perfume samples!    You can follow Rachel's blog to see whether she will decide to make perfume one of her businesses.  She already makes all of these scents in soap form!

Gossip & Innuendo:

Lindisfarne Shawl by Angeleah McGarrah.  Use COUPON CODE SHAWL3 to get $1 off through 4/20/13!

Alison Ziegler Designs Use COUPON CODE iheartbabies to get 20% all patterns until 4/30/13.

April Fiber Events in New England:

Farm to Fiber
, Saturday, April 20, 2013, Greenfield, MA

Gore Place Sheepshearing Festival, Saturday, April 27, 2013, Waltham, MA

CT Sheep & Wool Saturday April 27, 2013 Vernon, CT.  Sheila and I may attend this event - more details to come later in the group thread.

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