Saturday, June 29, 2013

Episode 118: I Got Crabs!

The ladies bring you the usual project chat, including Sheila's baby blanket, Wendy's Seashell Shawl, baubles and bling from Knittingsmybag and a fun contest announcement from Stitched by Jessalu! 

Show Notes:

KAL/CAL:  Lace Theme.  Post a picture of your finished items with a lace pattern or motif in the thread in our group between now and July 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.

A baby blanket of her own design.

Wendy is working on:

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.  It is STILL not finished.

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

Rate Your Date:

Nothing this week.

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is spinning:

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

Highland Handmades Superwash Merino in the This is Just to Say color way

Tour de Fleece starts on Saturday, June 29th!  Join our "It's Not Really a Team"!  The prize will be a Polwarth/Silk 4oz braid from Gale's Arts.

Future Dates:

Wendy plans on knitting:

Hiro Sweater by Julia Farwell-Clay in Valley Yarns Berkshire

Sheila plans on knitting Maile Sweater by Nikki Van de Car in BMFA Socks That Rock.  (Wendy will knit one in handspun).

Baubles & Bling:

Knittingsmybag Crab bag!  I love it.

Gossip & Innuendo:

Stitched by Jessalu is holding a Summer Fun Photo Contest!  You can enter one photo of your bag with a landmark of historical significane or pop culture significance per month.  You get a 10% off code just for entering and you could win a $25 off prize at the end of the month!!!  You can get more info on the rules HERE.  You can post your contest photos HERE.  Everyone is vacationing around now, why not travel with your bags and win a prize???

Fiber Revival on Newburyport, MA on August 10, 2013.  A nice family event with lots of terrific vendors!!

The "It's Not Really a Team" Tour de Fleece Contest!  Spinners, get your spin on!  Check out the thread for a TdF contest in the group.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Sob! :( Can't stand to think that you ladies may not be able to blog :(