Thursday, May 1, 2014

Episode 157: An Embarrassment of Riches

Lots of baubles and bling this week! Featured WIPS include the Trillian shawl, Aquaphobia socks, and Brush Creek Cowlette. FOs include Sheila's and Wendy's Patons Wool Ragg Shades socks. Featured goodies include neon shades yarn, an awesome gift from Callie of Dramatic Knits including Leading Men Fiber Arts yarn, bags from Stitched by Jessalu and fiber from Louet, among other things.


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!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Aquaphobia Socks by Crystal Flanagan in Into The Whirled Pakkoku Sock in the Muse colorway

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

An improvised wrap in Into The World handspun.

Brush Creek Cowlette by Carina Spencer in Fiber Optic gradient handspun

Sheila is working on:

Trillian by Martina Behm in Cherry Tree Hill sock in the Silver Streak colorway

Rate Your Date:

Wendy and Sheila showed their socks knit from Patons Kroy in Ragg Shades.  Sheila used the Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist.  Wendy's mom used Wendy Johnson's toe-up sock pattern.

Whirlwind Romance:

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

Wendy showed three bags of fiber from Louet for review on future episodes:

Louet Northern Lights printed wool top in the Popsicles colorway

Canterbury Prize Jacob Sliver

Cotswold Sliver 

Future Dates:

Wendy and Sheila will be knitting:

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks

Baubles & Bling:

Sheila received:

Leading Men Fiber Arts in the All The Way to the Bank colorway on the Showstopper base from Calsters of Dramatic Knits.  Love you, Girlfriend!

Gorgeous Spring bag also from Calsters.

Blue Moon Fiber Arts sock yarn from Siberiancat.  Big thanks, Penny!

Wendy received:

Fleece Artist in the Stardust colorway from Siberiancat!

Wendy bought:

A large wedge bag and four notions pouches from Stitched by Jessalu

Regia Fluoromania  in the pink/orange/yellow/green colorway.

The "As The Crow Flies" cross stitch pattern by Prairie Schooler

Gossip & Innuendo:

We went to the Conn Sheep and Wool in Vernon, CT 4/26/14.  It was pouring down rain, but we had an awesome time meeting up with our friends and viewers!

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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