Sunday, April 28, 2013

Episode 109: Festival Season Begins!

The ladies bring you the usual project chat including Sheila's progress on the Wonderful Wallaby and Wendy's finished Trillian shawl. We show lots of bags this week from Knittingsmybag and Stitches by Jessalu, as well as a couple of goodies from the CT Sheep and Wool.

Show Notes:

If you would like to donate to aid the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, please go to The One Fund.

Shout Out:  Big thanks to Michele of The Yankee Dyer for donating to support the podcast.  You can check out her shop here.

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:

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.

Vortex Throw  by Lisa Gentry in Lion Brand Wool-Ease on a USH/5mm hook.  Will be gifted to our friend who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Aquaphobia Socks by Crystal Flanagan in Into The Whirled Pakkoku sock in the Muse pooling color way.  A Project of Shame brought back into the line up!

Rate Your Date:

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.

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is STILL spinning:

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

Future Dates:

Wendy plans on knitting:

Seashell Shawl by Ivy Brambles Yarn in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silk Thread II.

Sheila plans on knitting:

A dishcloth of her own design with a button strap.

Baubles & Bling:

Going Gnome mushroom necklace and ladybug ring.

Stitched by Jessalu Bags, including a small box bag custom designed for Sheila and a small wedge bag.  Wedge bags are only available for sale at the Stitched by Jessalu booth during festivals.

Knittingsmybag in small, medium and large (sweater bag).  Featuring the fiber bucket design that we hope Lois will be rolling out in her shop, Knittingsmybag stitch markers and the latest handmade knit tags!  My goodies also included a gorgeous braid of fiber from Woolgatherings Fibers in the Peppermint Twist color way.

Gossip & Innuendo:

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

May Fiber Events in New England:

NH Sheep & Wool, Saturday May 11-12, 2013, Deerfield, NH.  Wendy plans to attend this event.

Rhode Island Sheep & Fiber Festival, Saturday, May 18, 2013, Bristol, RI

Webs Tent Sale, Saturday, May 18, 2013, Northampton, MA (Stitched by Jessalu is vending!)

MA Sheep & Wool Saturday May 25-26, 2013, Cummington, MA.  Wendy and Sheila plan to attend this event.

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