Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Episode 132: Rhinebeck 2013

It's the annual Rhinebeck episode! This year featuring Knittingsmybag as our wonderful cohost. Projects include the TGV, Hiro Sweater and Rye Socks. Baubles and Bling include Good Karma Farm, Gale's Art, Into The Whirled, Fiber Optic Yarn and Enchanted Knoll Farm. Featuring the Travel Kate by Thayer Syme! Stay tuned at the end to see the amazing Captain Picard photo montage! Thanks to everyone who played along. 

  Show Notes 

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

Guest Host:  Lois, aka Knittingsmybag.  You can visit her shop HERE !

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

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

Sheila is working on:

Rye by Tincanknits (free on Rav) in Dream in Color Classy, Go-Go Grassy colorway

Lois is working on:

TGV (High Speed Knitting) by Susan Ashcroft (~$4.25 on Rav) in Ethereal Fibers Nebula Sock in the Cornucopia colorway.

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

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

Lois finished:

Cream and Sugar Cowl by Alana Dakos ($6 on Rav) in Dream in Color Smooshy, Butter Peeps colorway

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing this week.

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

Lois is planning on knitting Train to Maine Pullover by Carolyn Noyes ($6.50 on Rav)

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy bought:

The Travel Kate handcrafted from quarter sawn oak by Thayer Syme.  It will hold 4 bobbins and includes knobs for tensioning.

Enchanted Knoll Farm batt in the Johnny Jump-Up colorway

Gale's Art Swirl BFL in the Tatooed Lady colorway

Fiber Optic Yarn Merino Silk top in the Blackbird colorway

Good Karma Farm Carrabassett Soap in the Citrus Clove scent (with french clay!)  Lois also bought this soap.  It smells amazing.

Sheila bought:

Good Karma Yarn in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Lois bought:

Enchanted Knoll Farm batt in the Heavenly Day colorway

Gale's Art fiber in Gothic Heart,  and the Moldy Pumpkin and Indian Corn colorways on mixed BFL

Fiber Optic Yarn Merino Silk top in the Turquoise to Tangerine and Raspberry Cream colorways

Into The Whirled Rambouillet in the Queen of France colorway and Martini & Rossy colorway

Good Karma Yarn in Seafoam

Gossip & Innuendo:

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.

TWO CONTESTS CONTINUE!  We will draw winners next week.

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!

Stay tuned at the end of the podcast for an awesome video montage of the Captain Picard Rhinebeck Experience!

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