Thursday, May 29, 2014

Episode 161: Scattered Like Confetti

The Spring Festival Season is finally over! This week's WIPs include the Mystik Spiral Socks, another Star Leaves shawl and the Brush Creek Cowlette. FOs include Trillian and a Bias3 scarf. Whirlwind Romance project is a BFL from Spunky Eclectic. No featured baubles and bling, but lots of random talk about everything.


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 next week.

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 June (we decided to make it a two month KAL).

We will be giving away a copy of the Yvonne's Wings pattern by Kimberly Gintar.  Post in the contest thread in our group.  A winner will be drawn next week.

If you are interested in trying out one of the three fibers Wendy reviewed from Louet, post in the fiber threads in the group.  I will draw names next week.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Brush Creek Cowlette by Carina Spencer in Fiber Optic gradient handspun (not shown this week)

Star Leaves Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen in Fleece Artist Saldanha 2 in the Starlight colorway.

Sheila is working on:

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks in sKNITches Syncopation in the Seriously? colorway.

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

B(ias)3 by Amy E Chapleau in Shibui Sock in the Breeze colorway.

Sheila finished:

Trillian by Martina Behm in Cherry Tree Hill Supersock

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is currently spinning:

Spunky Eclectic BFL in the Malala colorway (which I believe is a limited edition or discontinued colorway).

Future Dates:

Wendy and Sheila plan to knit the Tan House Brook shawl by Jennifer Lassonde (we kept mispronouncing the pattern during the episode as "Tan Brook House" - sorry!)

Baubles & Bling:

Nothing this week.

Gossip & Innuendo:

Fiber Frolic at Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, ME 6/7-6/8/14. Wendy is unable to attend.

Convergence 2014 at Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI, 7/16-7/19/14.  Wendy may attend the marketplace.

Fiber Revival at Spencer Pierce Little Farm in Newbury, MA 8/9/14.  Wendy may attend this event.

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival at Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY 9/27-9/28/14.  We do not plan on attending.

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.

The Gathering at Sunday River, Newry, ME, 11/7-11/9/14.  We do not plan on attending.

No comments: