Sunday, September 14, 2014

Episode 176: Shawl is Another Word for Hug

Lots of prizes drawn this week! Watch the Gossip and Innuendo section of our show to see if you are a winner! This week's FOs include Sheila's improvised toe up sock and one fish hat by Wendy. This wee's WIPs include a fake duotone cowl, a baby blanket and another fish hat! Baubles and bling include Knitter's Pride Nove Platina interchangeable needles and the August 2014 Hello Yarn fiber club offering. We announce some upcoming contests, a fun Rhinebeck giveaway challenge from Knittingsmybag, and a USO dress drive by Milltown Ink!


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.

We drew 11 Prizes today, people!  Check out all the winners at the end of the show.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

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

Sheila is working on:

Improvised toe-up socks in two colors of Miss Babs (Denim and an unidentified color way from the Podcaster Challenge).

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 red and blue Araucania Nature Wool.

Sheila finished one sock.

Whirlwind Romance:

No progress this week.

Future Dates:

Wendy will frog her Semele and her improvised socks in Play At Life Socky Maki.

Sheila will be casting on something in Socks that Rock.

Baubles & Bling:

Both ladies received a set of interchangeable Knitter's Pride Nova Platina needles from a lovely viewer and friend.

Wendy purchased the August 2014 Hello Yarn club offering:  Widdershins on Shetland.  She has decided not to re-up the club.

Gossip & Innuendo:


Charity Comfort Shawl KAL/CAL:  We announced ALL the winners!  If you won a prize that needs to be mailed, please contact Sheilad37 with your address on Rav!!

Buried in Stash Calendar by Debi Tomasello and lots of lovely knitters!  We drew a winner!  Please contact Sheilad37 with your address!

We will also drew winners for the Knits that Breathe PDF and Big Foot Knits (a new winner) from Cooperative Press!  You will be receiving your prize soon.


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!!

Milltown Ink Dress Drive:  Our friend Stitched by Jessalu asked us to pass on this information.  Her friend is trying to find 10 dresses for military (and affiliated) ladies in need.  Send your gently used formal dresses to:

Operation: Lovemydress
c/o Milltown Ink
3033 Main Street
P.O. Box 1354
Bondsville, MA 01009

Upcoming fiber events in our area:

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.

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