This week's feature WIPs include the Clapotis, worsted weight socks, the never-ending Fuse Cardigan and the Star Leaves wedding shawl. FOs include a modified sockhead hat, felted clogs, the Duotone cowl and the Insulate dalek hat. Baubles and Bling this week featured the last two club offerings from the Hello Yarn fiber club. We did not draw a winner for the Grime Guard contest this week because we want to give more time. We started a new contest to win an Annika Cowl pattern by KnittingKnirvana!
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).
Star Leaves Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen (will be a wedding shawl) in Enchanted Knoll Farms lace with stellina.
Clapotis by Kate Gilbert (free on Rav) in Seacoast Handpainted Silk and Ivory in the Antique color way.
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.
Rate Your Date:
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.
Sockhead Hat (modified)
Felted Clogs by Bev Galeskas
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!
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:
Hello Yarn Fiber Club offerings for January: Rusting Scales on Rambouillet, and February: Village Smithy on BFL and Silk.
Summer Garden Trellis by Mary Burris (about $5 on Rav)
Annika Cowl by Suzanne Morrison Gavreau ($3 on Rav)
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.
ANNIKA COWL CONTEST
Win a copy of the latest design by KnittingKnirvana (Suzanne Morrison Gavreau), a cute chevron cowl that will help you use up those scraps of colorful yarn lying around! Come post in the contest thread and we will draw a winner in two weeks!
KNITTING GEISHA GRIME GUARD CONTEST EXTENDED!!
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!!