Saturday, October 12, 2013

Episode 131: The Train to Maine

This week we announce the winner of the Hitch PDF giveaway and TWO new contests to win Carolyn Noyes' Train to Maine hat and sweater patterns. WIPs include the Urbana by Stephen West, Knotty gloves, Hiro sweater and Semele shawl. Baubles and bling featured this week include the Hello Yarn October 2013 club offering. 

  Show Notes 

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

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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

Knotty Gloves by Julia Mueller in Dream in Color Smooshy, Dusky Aurora colorway.
Sheila is working on:

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

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished one Knotty Glove.

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy won First Place in the Intermediate division at the Topsfield Fair spinning bee, and Fifth Place in the Spindle contest.

Future Dates:

Wendy plans on finishing her current WIPs

Sheila plans on making a pair of felted clogs by Bev Galeskas ($7.95 on Rav) for herself and a pair of Rye Socks by Tincanknits for her son.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy got the October 2013 offering from the Hello Yarn Fiber Club.  The colorway is Dormant on Portuguese Merino.

Gossip & Innuendo:

We announced the winner of the Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the movies of Alfred Hitchcock contest.

Upcoming Fiber Events on our radar:

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!  Also, if you are looking for Stitched by Jessalu bags at Rhinebeck this year, they will be sold in the Holiday Yarns booth in Building 26 (she had a different location last year).

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.


Check out the Train to Maine sweater and hat patterns by Carolyn Noyes!  You can read all about her inspiration at the link.

Contest 1:  Tell us which yarn and colorways you would use to knit these beautiful garments.  Post in the contest thread on our group, and we will pick a winner to receive the patterns and a $10 Webs gift certificate during our next show!

Contest 2:  WHERE'S CAROLYN?  If you are attending Rhinebeck, watch for Carolyn wearing the hat and/or sweater and get a picture of her!  Post it in the contest thread in our group and you could win the patterns and a $20 Webs gift certificate.  We will pick a winner the week AFTER Rhinebeck to give you time to get home and post your photos.  Good luck!

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