Friday, September 20, 2013

Episode 129: Haaarrrppy Baaarrrthday!

Show Notes 

KAL/CAL:  TWO KAL/CALs this time!  Join us in knitting a Sweater and/or Hats for Charity.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

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

Zoom Loom Blanket in various scrap yarns and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes sport weight in Ash colorway.

Hiro Sweater by Julia Farwell-Clay ($7 on Rav) in Valley Yarns Berkshire

Dalek Amigurumi by Lucy Ravenscar (free on Rav) in Vanna's Choice worsted and Deborah Norville Everyday Worsted.

Sheila is working on:

Urbana by Stephen West ($6 on Rav) in Cascade Eco.

Rate Your Date:

Wendy wore:

Basic sweater in hand spun Dyeabolical Yarns Portuguese Merino in "Flower Shop Inferno."

Sheila finished:

Folha Luz Shawl by Carolina Carvalho-Cross ($5.50 on Rav) in Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper Sock Yarn in the Lightning Bug colorway.

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing this week.

Future Dates:

Wendy plans on knitting:

Couronne Sweater by Helene Rush ($7 on Twist Collective), possibly from handspun.

Semele by Asa Tricosa Designs ($6 on Rav) in Leading Men Fiber Arts Ghostlight lace in the Envy colorway.

Sheila plans on making a pair of felted clogs for herself.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy bought:

3 notions pouches from Stitched by Jessalu in various patterns.

Sheila received for her birthday:

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Medium weight mill end

Stitched by Jesslu notion pouch with birds on it.

Gossip & Innuendo:

We will be taking part in a Blog Tour for the new book Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the movies of Alfred Hitchcock edited by one of Wendy's fave designers, Stephannie Talent.  You can preorder your copy now, or wait for our review during the first week of October, when we will announce a contest for a free ebook.

A Little Help From My Friends sock pattern by Alison Ziegler ($5 on Rav) will donate 50% of the proceeds to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network in honor of her friend Betty, who is struggling to battle the disease and is relying on help from her friends to get through her prognosis and treatment.  This pattern would make a great gift for one of your friends!

Stitched by Jessalu is still holding her 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???

Upcoming Fiber Events on our radar:

Vermont Sheep and Wool in Tunbridge, VT on September 28-29.  We do not plan on attending.

Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, MA on October 4-14.  Wendy might attend to participate in a spinning bee.

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival in Greenwich, NY on October 5-6, 2013.  We do not plan on attending.

Rhinebeck in Rhinebeck, NY on October 19-20.  We will be at the podcaster meet up.

Fiber Festival of New England in West Springfield, MA on November 2-3.  Wendy will attend.  Post in the group if you are attending and want to meet up.

Stitches East in Hartford, CT on November 7-10.  Wendy will attend.  Post in the group if you are attending and want to meet up.

1 comment:

Freda Dion said...

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