Our WIPs this week include Sheila's Clapotis and Wendy's Star Leaves wedding shawl. The only FO featured is Sheila's Rye socks (worsted weight). Wendy shows significant progress spinning her Fiber Optic Gradient braid and gives a detailed look at her Travel Kate discussed last week. We draw a winner for the Annika Cowl pattern.
KAL/CAL: We are hosting a Stash Busting KAL/CAL for the month of March! Post a pic of your finished project made from yarn purchased at least 6 months ago in the March 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:
Star Leaves Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen (will be a wedding shawl) in Enchanted Knoll Farms lace with stellina.
Aquaphobia Socks by Crystal Flanagan in Into The Whirled Pakkoku sock in the Muse pooling colorway.
Clapotis by Kate Gilbert in Seacost Handpainted Silk and Ivory
Rate Your Date:
Rye Socks by Tincanknits (free on Rav) in Dream in Color Classy in the Go Go Grassy colorway, and Classic Elite Liberty Wool in the green colorway.
Wendy is currently spinning Fiber Optic gradient braid in merino/silk in the Blackbird color way.
Wendy will be knitting:
North Shore by Tincanknits in the yarn she purchased from Webs.
Sheila will be knitting:
All of her ongoing WIPS.
Baubles & Bling:
Southpass Beads Miyuki crystal AB seed beads with silver lining.
Wendy also received an advance look at Stephannie Tallent's new western-themed pattern eBook, which we will eventually review and give away!
Gossip & Innuendo:
We are going to start a KAL in April of the Annika Cowl pattern. We will open a thread on the Ravelry group in April.
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.
ANNIKA COWL CONTEST
We drew a winner! We will forward the winner's name to designer Suzanne Morrison Gavreau.