Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Episode 149: Survivor: Blip Edition

WIPs this week include the Sockhead Hat, Felted Clogs, Star Leaves Shawl, Insulate Hat and Duotone Cowl. We had no FOs this week, although Sheila had one clog knitted up. Baubles and Bling included needles and yarn from our girls' weekend to Webs, and a cross stitching Grime Guard from KnittingGeisha on etsy. We announced the winners of the February Stash Busting thread, the Ravellenics thread and the Two Grey Dogs Designs contest. We are starting a new Stash Busting thread for March and will give away a Grime Guard next week.


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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:

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.

Insulate Hat by Amy van de Laar in MadelineTosh DK in the Magnolia Leaf and Magenta colorways.

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

Sheila is working on:

Sockhead Hat (modified)

Felted Clogs by Bev Galeskas

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, but so far has failed in keeping up with that resolution!

Future Dates:

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:

Sheila showed:

New needles from Webs

Wendy showed:

Cross Stitch Grime Guard from KnittingGeisha

Yarn from Webs, including two skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash (Charcoal grey and light blue), a skein of Dream in Color Classy in Emerald Darkness, and a sweater's worth of MadelineTosh DK in Esoteric.

Gossip & Innuendo:

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.

We announced the winners of the February Stash busting thread, the Ravellenics thread and the Two Grey Dogs Designs contest


Are you one of our viewers who also likes cross stitch?  Come post in our contest thread and tell us what you are cross stitching now (or plan to cross stitch), and you can win a grime guard for an 8x8 Q-snap frame next week!!

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