Saturday, August 10, 2013

Episode 123: Long Time Gone

Sheila is finally back! The ladies bring you the usua; project chat including lots of finished baby booties, Sheila's baby blanket in progress and Wendy's seashell shawl. We draw two prizes for the KAL and one prize for the Orange You Toasty giveaway. Wendy shows the swatch for her Rhinebeck sweater from handspun and both of us discuss our tooth problems. 

Show Notes 

KAL/CAL:  Lace Theme.  We drew two winners this week!!  Watch at the end to see if you won.  We will be taking a month off from KAL/CAL and will start the new one in September, so stay tuned.

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.

Fantastic by Suzy Vitale ($5 on Rav) in hand spun Dyeabolical Yarns Portuguese Merino in "Flower Shop Inferno".  This will become my Rhinebeck sweater with a few mods for gauge and sizing adjustments.

Sheila is working on:  A baby blanket in kitchen cotton (I will have to ask her for the pattern name, if there is one).

Rate Your Date:

Pippi Baby Booties by Frankie Brown (Free on Rav) in unknown fingering weight scrap yarn.

Cozy Little Toes by Judy Kaethler (free on Rav) in Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR medium, My Wild IrishGirlie color way.

Blue Steps by Regina Willer (free on Rav) in unknown fingering weight scrap yarn.  This is one of my go-to bootie patterns.

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing this week.

Future Dates:

Wendy plans on knitting:

Hiro Sweater by Julia Farwell-Clay in Valley Yarns Berkshire 

Sheila would like to finish her baby blanket and work on these Fiber Trends Felted Clogs for Wendy's mother, who "gifted" Sheila the yarn and partially completed project.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy bought:

Zitron Unisono in Colors 1210 and 1235

Sheila got a ceramic Lucky Cat from Chinatown in San Francisco from Wendy to give her good luck in finding her dream job.

Gossip & Innuendo:

Orange You Toasty Contest!  We drew a winner!

Skeleton Mittens Contest:  Rachel Kluesner from Dyeabolical Yarns has brought out another new pattern!  This time it is the ghoulishly awesome skeleton mittens.  Post in our group to win a free copy of this pattern next week.

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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