Thursday, February 27, 2014

Episode 148: Cheaters

This week's episode is sponsored by Two Grey Dogs Designs! WIPs include the Fuse cardigan, Duotone cowl, modified sockhead hat and felted clogs. FOs include Wendy's blocked Brickless and Sheila's Windschief hat. Featured baubles and bling include gorgeous sparkly lace yarn from Enchanted Knoll Farms. Wendy shows continuing progress on her cross stitch project and we discuss the details of the latest contest where you could win a free item of your choice from Two Grey Dogs!


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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).

Duotone Cowl
by Orange Flower Yarn in Mad Color Fiber Arts Swoon base, the Campfire colorway, and Cascade Epiphany in purple.

Sheila is working on:

Sockhead Hat (modified)

Felted Clogs by Bev Galeskas

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

Windschief by Stephen West

Wendy showed the wet-blocked version of the Brickless she finished several weeks ago after steam-blocking.

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:

Star Leaves Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen (will be a wedding shawl) in Enchanted Knoll Farms lace with stellina.

Sheila will be knitting:

All of her ongoing WIPS.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy showed:

Progress on Gracious Love cross stitch pattern from ModernFolk 

Boston You Are Here Mug from Starbucks (mine didn't cost as much as the one linked!!)

Sparkly Stellina Lace yarn from Enchanted Knoll Farms (specially ordered for me, because Josette ROCKS!)

Gossip & Innuendo:

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

North Shore Yarn Crawl, Massachusetts, 3/13-3/16, various yarn stores.  Sheila may attend with a friend, Wendy is skipping this year.

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.


Brianna and Bronwen, the two lovely New England ladies behind Two Grey Dogs Designs, are sponsoring an AWESOME contest this week.  Check out their shop HERE and then join our Ravelry group and post in our contest thread telling us which item you would like to win!  We will draw a prize winner next week!

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