Friday, July 12, 2013

Episode 120: I Have a Notion (or 10)

Wendy brings you the usual project chat, including her Maile baby sweater in progress and lots of Tour de Fleece yarn! No baubles and bling this week.

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:

Wendy is working on:

Seashell Shawl by Ivy Brambles Yarn in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silk Thread II.  Still ripped out!

Maile Sweater by Nikki Van de Car in Highland Handmades Superwash Merino in the This is Just to Say color way.

Rate Your Date:

Nothing this week.

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy finished spinning:

Dyeabolical Yarns Portuguese Merino in the Flower Shop Inferno color way.  There are a total of 9 skeins and about 1400 yds - plenty to knit a sweater!

Wendy started spinning:

Into The Whirled Masham top in the "The Wood" color way.  There are 3 4oz bumps, so one will be spun as a fractal ply, one will be spun and plied with the opposite end, and one will be spun and plied with the same ends.  It will be interesting to see how different they look.

Remember to post your finished yarn in 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.

Baubles & Bling:

Nothing this week!  Wendy shows her finished "knitting go bags" made with the Stitched by Jessalu notions bags, and containig a small pair of scissors, stitch markers, a yarn needle and a tape measure.

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.

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