Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Episode 154: It's All Grey to Her

This week's WIPs include a sock with the Fish Lips Kiss heel, the Annika Cowl and the Fuse Cardigan. No FOs, but Sheila has one vanilla toe up sock completed and Wendy is nearly finished with her cardigan. Wendy shows the skein of Fiber Optic gradient she forgot last week and the Enchanted Knoll batt she is currently spinning. Baubles and bling include the Twist Around Cowl, a new free pattern on Rav.


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

We are also hosting a KAL of the Annika Cowl or the Chevron Chapeau.  The designer, Suzanne Morrison Gavreau, has generously offered a coupon code: everythingisawesome for 25% off the pattern price for the month of the knit along!

Also, check out the Mad Color Fiber Arts Mad Geek Tour Club offering:  The Princess Bride!  You can get yarn or fiber and a Stitched By Jessalu club edition bag.  I just read that Jess is offering a wedge or box bag option!  There is still time to sign up for the current theme and to check out the upcoming Geek Tour themes!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is STILL working on:

Fuse Cardigan by Veronik Avery in Reynolds Revue (discontinued).

Sheila is working on:

Her standard sock in Patons Kroy Socks Ragg Shades

Annika Cowl by Suzanne Morrison Gavreau in handspun from CJ Kopeck Designs in the Death to Ovarian Cancer colorway.

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Nothing this week.

Sheila finished:

1 of her Patons Krpy socks.

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy finished spinning Fiber Optic gradient braid in merino/silk in the Blackbird color way.

Wendy is currently spinning an Enchanted Knoll Farms batt in the Dragon's Blood colorway.

Future Dates:

Wendy will be knitting:

Her ongoing WIPs and a stole from handspun.

Sheila will be knitting:

All of her ongoing WIPS.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy and Sheila showed:

Twist Around Cowl by Briar Williamson (free on Rav).

Gossip & Innuendo:

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.

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