Thursday, September 25, 2014

Episode 178: The Poking Finger

This week's WIPs include Sheila's Faux Duotone Cowl and cotton comfort baby blanket, and Wendy's Chevron blanket. FO is the second Fish Hat (Dead or Alive). 


KAL/CAL:  We opened a September/October combined Stash Busters thread.  Post a pic of your finished project made from yarn purchased at least 6 months ago in the thread and get that stash under control!  Two winners will be drawn at the end of October.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Spicy Chevron Blanket by Patons (free on Rav), heavily modified, in Loops and Thread Impeccable (Michael's Store Brand yarn).

Sheila is working on:

Diagonal Comfort Blanket by Lion Brand in kitchen cotton.

Duotone Cowl by Orange Flower Yarn.  She is calling it "fake" duotone because she is using Sknitches self-striping sock yarn.

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Fish Hat by Thelma Egberts (free on Rav) in Araucania Nature Wool and Cascade 220.

Whirlwind Romance:

No progress this week.

Future Dates:

Sheila plans to make fingerless mitts from some Woolen Rabbit yarn in her stash.  Wendy might cast on a plain, toe-up sock in self-striping yarn.

Baubles & Bling:

Nothing this week.  We did order more buttons for festivals, though!

Gossip & Innuendo:


This week, we introduced Mixing the Grape and the Grain by KaRi Waymer (Coggie of the High Fiber Diet audio podcast.  This unique shawl design incorporates a crocheted edging with a knit shawl body!  If you want to win a copy of this pattern, enter the contest thread in our group and tell us what yarn you would knit and crochet this in!

We are also giving away a PDF copy of the book Sock Architecture by Laura Neel, published by Cooperative Press.  If you want to win a copy, post in the contest thread in our group!

Winners for both contests will be drawn next week.


Knittingsmybag Rhinebeck Contest! 25 lucky people can win a $5 coupon for the Knittingsmybag Store if you see her at Rhinebeck and show her your Knittingsmybag bag.  She will probably be with us, so don't miss out!!

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival at Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY 9/27-9/28/14.  We do not plan on attending, but Stitched by Jessalu will be selling bags there!  Get 'em while they're hot!

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.

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