Thursday, May 8, 2014

Episode 158: Post-Maryland Depression

So many Baubles and Bling this week after Wendy visits the Maryland Sheep and Wool. WIPs include Sheila's Trillian and Wendy's Mystik Spiral Socks and Brush Creek Cowlette. FOs include a Project of Shame: Wendy's mostly Aquaphobia socks! We draw winners of the monthly stash busting KAL/CAL and the Annika/Chevron Chapeu KAL.

KAL/CAL:  We are hosting a Stash Busting KAL/CAL for the month of May Post a pic of your finished project made from yarn purchased at least 6 months ago in the May 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 Sock KAL/CAL.  You choose the pattern.  If you use yarn purchased at least 6 months ago, you can enter your sock in both contests!  A winner will be drawn at the end of May.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks in Regia Fluoromania

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

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 completed a Project of Shame:

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

Whirlwind Romance:

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

Wendy plans on sampling 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:

Sheila will be knitting:

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks

Baubles & Bling:

Sheila and Wendy received:

Knittingsmybag notions pouches.

Wendy purchased:

Into The Whirled Falkland batt in the 221B colorway.

Frabjous Fibers Stripey Batts in the Tourmaline colorway (at the Susan's Fiber booth)

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock in the Portland Plaid colorway (from The Fold booth).

Hobbledehoy braid of Merino and silk in the Metropolis colorway

Vintage Rose MDSW souvenir stitch markers and holder

Fiber Optic Gradients in Wild Thyme and Dusty Plum to Olive

Signature Needles in US4 and US6.

Wendy received:

Gale's Art yarn (from madaboutmatisse)

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock (from Taralyn)

String Theory Caper Sock in the Peacock colorway (from Knittingsmybag)

Baby Camel lace (from KnittingKnirvana)

Knitted Flying Pig (from Loonyhiker)

Old Bay Seasoning (from Fireknits)

Gossip & Innuendo:

Wendy went to the Maryland Sheep and Wool 2014 at Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD, 5/3-5/4/2014.  The weather was gorgeous and much fun was had by all.

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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