Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Episode 156: Thing 1 and Thing 2

It's Wendy and the Things! Sheila is not here this week. WIPs include the Seashell Shawl and a cowl by Carina Spencer. FOs include Wendy's Fuse Cardigan, now with buttons. Cohost is Lily, who shows her dishcloth in progress and some of the weird "collectibles" she got last week. Featured baubles and bling includes Leading Men Fiber Arts yarn from the amazing Calsters of Dramatic Knits!


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 working on:

Seashell Shawl by Ivy Brambles in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silk Thread II

An improvised wrap in Into The World handspun.

Brush Creek Cowlette 

Lily is working on:

A dishcloth in Impeccable

Rate Your Date:

Wendy put button on:

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

Whirlwind Romance:

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

Future Dates:

Wendy will be knitting:

Her ongoing WIPs

Baubles & Bling:

Patons Kroy Sock Ragg Shades knit by Wendy's mom (one sock nearly done!)

Leading Men Fiber Arts in the Purple Rain colorway on the Showstopper base from Calsters of Dramatic Knits.  Love you, Girlfriend!

Gorgeous Spring bag also from Calsters.

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.


Enid said...

very enjoyable.
Wendy, how about a simple shawl by lala?
Lily well done
Sheil watch out!!!!! :p <3


Anonymous said...

Lily is a wonderful co-host. Loved her expressions.

Marie said...

Loved the podcast. Lily is adorable and did a great job!