Thursday, June 19, 2014

Episode 164: Rough Shape

This week's WIPs include Sheila's Tan House Brook Shawl in Gypsy Girl Creations gradient, her Mystik Spiral socks and Wendy's Star Leaves Shawl. We have no FOs this week, but Sheila has one sock finished. Baubles and Bling this week: a Kelmscott needle minder for cross stitch.


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

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

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.

Tan House Brook shawl by Jennifer Lassonde in Gypsy Girl Creations gradient yarn.

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished one sock.

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy finished spinning:

Spunky Eclectic BFL in the Malala colorway (which I believe is a limited edition or discontinued colorway).  She spun almost 1000 yds of light fingering weight out of 8 oz of fiber.

Wendy is currently spinning:

Portfiber Polwarth (4oz) in the Prickly Pear color way by separating out the warm and cool colors and spinning two skeins of contrasting yarn.

Future Dates:

Wendy plans to knit:

Deathflake Mittens by Sissel KB.
Wendy plans to crochet:

Paul by Lydia Tresselt, and possibly Rita the Rabbit as well.

Sheila plans to finish her ongoing projects, and expects to have less knitting time with her new job.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy bought:

Kelmscott Needle Minder from 123Stitch with a rabbit design.

Gossip & Innuendo:

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.

1 comment:

Cristy Ray said...

Hi Sheila and Wendy,
I just wanted to pass on a tip to help with the shingles pain. I had shingles last year, and I found that if I wet a kitchen sized towel and laid it over the area that was bothering me, I was able to sleep pretty well at night. Hope you both feel better soon.
Cristy Ray aka cristyray on Ravelry