Saturday, July 20, 2013

Episode 121: Sheila's Back and I'm Gonna Be in Trouble

Sheila is finally back! We show WIPs including Sheila's baby blanket and Wendy's restarted Seashore Shawl. Wendy shows the finished Maile baby sweater. Baubles and Bling include a Nicky Epstein book of doll clothing patterns that we will review next week, and a Minimochi gnome kit. Lots of chatter since Sheila's been gone for two weeks!

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:

A baby blanket of her own design in kitchen cotton.

Wendy is working on:

Seashell Shawl by Ivy Brambles Yarn in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silk Thread II.  Progress is going well now that I am keeping track of the pattern errors on my iPad chart.

Rate Your Date:

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

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy finished spinning:

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

Wendy plans on spinning the third bump of ITW by dividing it into two and plying with opposite ends together.

Remember to post your finished yarn in our "It's Not Really a Team" before the TdF ends on July 21!  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 or a sweater from her Dyeabolical handspun.

Sheila plans on knitting Maile Sweater by Nikki Van de Car in BMFA Socks That Rock.

Baubles & Bling:

Handknit socks from Wendy's mom

a Minimochi Gnome kit from Malia of the Yarnraising Podcast.  Viewer Kansanatheart won the kit and said she would send it to Wendy, so Malia sent it to me!!!

Soho Publishing sent Nicky Epstein's Knits for Dolls for us to review.  We will do a full review next week!

Gossip & Innuendo:

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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