Saturday, October 5, 2013

Episode 130: It's NOT Reversible!

This week we take part in the blog tour for Hitch, a collection of patterns edited by Stephannie Tallent and we also review a new phone app called "Skein." Featured WIPs include Stephen West's Urbana and Semele by Asa Tricosa, as well as the ongoing Zoom Loom project and Hiro. FOs include the amigurumi Dalek. We also show our Stitched By Jessalu Halloween bags and the buttons we ordered for the upcoming Rhinebeck festival. 

  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:

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

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

Sheila is working on:

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

Rate Your Date:

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

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing this week.

Future Dates:

Wendy plans on knitting:
Gloves of some kind in Dream in Color Smooshy from stash.

Sheila plans on making a pair of felted clogs by Bev Galeskas ($7.95 on Rav) for herself.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy & Sheila bought:

Halloween Wedge Bags from Stitched by Jessalu

Knit 1, Heart Too Buttons to give away at the upcoming fiber events we attend.

Wendy bought a Tervis goldfish cup.

Gossip & Innuendo:

We review the new book Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the movies of Alfred Hitchcock edited by one of Wendy's fave designers, Stephannie Tallent as a part of her Hitch Blog Tour.  Be sure to check out the Blog Tour for lots more info about the book, including contests, knit-alongs and other fun stuff.  We are also holding a contest for a free PDF copy of the book in our Ravelry group, so be sure to play along.

Upcoming Fiber Events on our radar:

Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, MA on October 4-14.  Wendy will be participating in a spinning bee on Wednesday, Oct 9 in the evening.

Rhinebeck in Rhinebeck, NY on October 19-20.  We will be at the podcaster meet up, and if you see us there or run into us as we check out the festival, be sure to introduce yourself and get a button!

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.

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