Friday, January 17, 2014

Episode 142: Spolier Alert: Chatty!

This week's WIPs include the Cotton Cowl by Purl Soho, the Fuse Sweater by Veronik Avery and the Brickless shawl by Martina Behm. We have no FOs this week because we recorded only 3 days after the last show! Book reviews this week include Dishcloth Divas and Hank and Gracie Save The Day from Cooperative Press. 

Show Notes 

KAL/CAL:  We are hosting a Stash Busting KAL/CAL for the month of January! Post a pic of your finished project made from yarn purchased at least 6 months ago in the January Stash Busters Thread and get that stash under control!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Brickless by Martina Behm with Malabrigo sock in the Solis colorway.  This is an impromptu knit-along with a couple of friends who also missed the Brickless boat a few months ago, so join in if you did, too!

Fuse by Veronik Avery in Reynolds Revue, red color way (this yarn is discontinued).

Sheila is working on:

Striped Cotton Cowl by Purl Soho in Sugar and Cream kitchen cotton with DMC floss.

Clapotis by Kate Gilbert in Seacoast Handpainted Silk and Ivory in the Antique coloway.

Rate Your Date:

Nothing this week.

Whirlwind Romance:

None this week.  Wendy plans to try and spin at least 15 minutes a week this year.

Future Dates:

Wendy will be knitting:

The Bees headband by Alana Dakos (gift from Fraydele)

Little Sweetheart Hat by Melody Rogers (gift from Knittingsmybag)

Sheila will be knitting:

Stitch Surfer by Louise Robert (free on Rav).  She will be using a tutorial from the Knitabulls Podcast for some extra instruction.

Baubles & Bling:

None this week.

Gossip & Innuendo:

Cooperative Press sent the following books for review:

Hank and Gracie Save The Day By Stacy Klaus.  Wendy reviewed this book, which is a children's story about two Westie dogs.  It has bonus coloring pages, a website with further adventures and two cute knitting patterns.  You can win a PDF copy of this book by entering the contest on our Ravelry page.

Dishcloth Diva Knits On!  by Deb Buckingham.  Sheila reviewed this book, which contains 15 dishcloth patterns perfect for individual gifts.  It also has information on using wool instead of cotton and creating an amazing afghan with the squares.  You can win a PDF copy of this book by entering the contest on our Ravelry page as well.

Upcoming reviews will feature the Cooperative Press books Doomsday Knits by Alexandra Tinsley (next week) and Subversive Socks by Tabitha Hedrick (in two weeks).

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