Thursday, October 2, 2014

Episode 179: Afraid Not to Be Your Friend

This week's WIPs include Wendy's Mystik Spiral Sock and Chevron blanket, and Sheila's cotton baby blanket and faux Duotone Cowl. No FOs this week. Baubles and Bling featured this week is the Desert Vista Dyeworks sock yarn in Dias de los Muertos self-striping. We draw two prizes for the Sock Architecture PDF and the KaRi Wymer pattern Mixing the Grape and the Grain. We also announce an exciting month-long contest sponsored by Twist Fiber Studio, which is holding a kickstarter campaign! Check out all the details on the show and in the contest thread.


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 are hosting a month-long contest sponsored by Ashley Eskew of Twist Fiber Studio who is currently running a kickstarter for her business.  See Gossip and Innuendo, our contest thread on Rav and her kickstarter page for more info!

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).

Mystik Spiral Socks in Fibernymph Dyeworks Bedazzled sock in the Soft Kitty Self-Striping colorway.

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:

Nothing this week.

Whirlwind Romance:

No progress this week, but Wendy is looking forward to the Topsfield Fair spinning competition.

Future Dates:

Sheila plans to make fingerless mitts from some Woolen Rabbit yarn in her stash.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased

Desert Vista Dyeworks self-striping sock in the Dias de los Muertos colorway.
Gossip & Innuendo:


This week, we drew a winner of the Mixing the Grape and the Grain by KaRi Waymer (Coggie of the High Fiber Diet audio podcast.

We also drew the winner of a PDF copy of the book Sock Architecture by Laura Neel, published by Cooperative Press.


We are running a month-long contest sponsored by Ashley Askew, who is running the Twist Fiber Studio Kickstarter.  Ashley is a college student enrolled in a small business course, where she has gotten expert advice and support to start her own fiber and bag business.  To enter her contest, check out her kickstarter information and then post in the contest thread in our group telling us which colorway/bag set you love the most!  At the end of October, we will draw one winner who will get to choose either a hand-dyed skein of yarn or a 4oz braid of fiber!  Pictures of the prize choices and more details are in the contest thread!  Check it out.

Note:  You are not required to fund the kickstarter in order to enter the contest.


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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