Sunday, May 12, 2013

Episode 111: Vortex Vertigo

The ladies bring you the usual project chat, including Sheila's Wonderful Wallaby project and Wendy's Vortex blanket and other projects of shame. Baubles and bling include the latest release by designer Angeleah McGarrah with a coupon code and fiber from Dyeabolical and Highland Handmades.

Show Notes:

If you would like to donate to aid the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, 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:

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:

Disposable Cell Phone Cosy in Lorna's Laces sock in the Jonquil color way.  Improvised pattern by Wendy.

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.

Baby Rubber Duck Shoes by Christine Grant in Lion Brand Baby Soft yarn.

Sheila plans on knitting:

A dishcloth of her own design with a button strap.

Baubles & Bling:

Mae Flowers Shawl by Angeleah McGarrah.  Use coupon code SHAWL4 for $1 off until 5/31/13!

Botanical Knits by Alana Dakos

Dyeabolical Yarns Polwarth combed top in the We're All Mad Here color way.

Highland Handmades Superwash combed top in the This is Just to Say color way.  Inspired by the poem by William Carlos Williams (one of my favorites):

This is Just to Say
by William Carlos Williams

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

Gossip & Innuendo:

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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