Saturday, July 27, 2013

Episode 122: Oh Captain, My Captain!

Wendy and cohost Jean Luc Picard bring you the usual project chat, including Wendy's Seashell Shawl and Aquaphobia Socks (a project of shame!). Wendy draws a prize for the "It's Not Really a Team" TdF contest and shows her total TdF progress. Wendy also introduces a week-long contest for a hat pattern by Rachel of Dyeabolical Yarns! 

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.  I am on the 8th of 9 body chart repeats!  I have also posted my corrections to the chart on Rav for those who may want to knit the shawl.

Aquaphobia Socks by Crystal Flanagan in Into the Whirled Pakkoku sock in the Muse pooling color way.

Rate Your Date:

Nothing this week.

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy spun 1lb and 12oz of wool during TdF - 4oz short of last year's total.  Fiber spun included:

Highland Handmades Superwash Merino in "This Is Just to Say" (4oz).  I used this to knit my Maile Sweater for my new niece.

Into The Whirled Masham top in the "The Wood" color way (8oz).  The first skein was fractal plied, and the second was divided in two and plied so that the colors ran together.

Dyeabolical Yarns Portuguese Merino in "Flower Shop Inferno"  (16oz).  This will become a sweater for Rhinebeck.

Wendy drew a prize winner for the "It's Not a Team" thread - announcement at the end of the show!

Future Dates:

Wendy plans on knitting:

Hiro Sweater by Julia Farwell-Clay in Valley Yarns Berkshire or a sweater from her Dyeabolical handspun.

Lots of different baby socks too numerous to list!

Baubles & Bling:

Nothing this week.

Gossip & Innuendo:

Orange You Toasty Contest!:  Rachel of Dyebolical Yarns has offered a free copy of her latest pattern.  Enter the contest on our group thread and tell us which Dyebolical color way you would use to knit this gorgeous cabled hat.  The winner will receive a free copy of the pattern.  You can check out Rachel's fabulous color ways on Ravelry or on her shop color card.  Have fun!  I can't wait to be inspired by your color choices.

Fiber Revival in Newburyport, MA is coming up on August 10!

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???

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