Friday, February 14, 2014

Episode 146: Depressing

This week, we draw a winner for the Subversive Socks pdf! WIPs include Sheila's Spice Man socks and Wendy's Fuse cardigan, the sweater that never ends. No FOs this week, although Wendy has progress on her Totoro cross stitch project. Wendy talks about her 8th year of survival after heart failure and her current winter depression, and Sheila talks about her new dryer! We also talk a bit about the Olympics and things we learned about Russia. 

Show Notes  

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

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

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

Sheila is working on:

Spice Man Socks by Yarnissima in BMFA medium (mill end, unknown colorway)

Wonderful Wallaby by Carol A. Anderson in Knitpicks Main Line (black, cream and taupe)

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

Rate Your Date:

None this week.

Whirlwind Romance:

None this week.  Wendy plans to try and spin at least 15 minutes a week this year, but so far has failed in keeping up with that resolution!

Future Dates:

Wendy will be knitting:

The Bees headband by Alana Dakos (gift from Fraydele)

Star Leaves Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen (will be a wedding shawl)

Duotone Cowl by Orange Flower Yarn

Sheila will be knitting:

Windschief by Stephen West

Felted Clogs by Bev Galeskas

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy showed:

Rabbit Thread Organizer from The Cottage Needle

Progress onTotoro Cross Stitch Pattern from EpicKawaii

Gossip & Innuendo:

SPA 2014 in Freeport, Maine 2/28 - 3/2/2014.  Sheila and I will not be attending the marketplace this year, unfortunately.

Conn Sheep and Wool in Vernon, CT 4/26/14.  Sheila and I plan on attending if possible.

Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival at Gore Place, Waltham, MA 4/26/14.  We do not plan on attending.

Maryland Sheep and Wool 2014 at Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD, 5/3-5/4/2014.  Wendy plans on attending.

NH Sheep and Wool at Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield, NH 5/10-5/11/14.  Wendy plans on attending with her family.

Webs Tent Sale at Webs Yarn Store, Northampton, MA, 5/17-5/18/14.  Wendy plans to attend on Saturday.

MA Sheep and Wool at Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA 5/24-5/25/14.  Sheila may attend, Wendy will be unable to attend.

VT Sheep and Wool at Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, VT 10/4-10/5/14.  We do not plan on attending.

Stitches East in Hartford, CT 10/9-10/12/14.  Wendy plans on attending the Saturday marketplace.

Rhinebeck at Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY 10/18-10/19/14.  We plan on attending for the weekend.

New England Fiber Festival at Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA, 11/1-11/2/14.  Wendy plans on attending.

This week, we drew winners for the Subversive Socks pdf contest.

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