Thursday, October 9, 2014

Episode 180: Live From Boston

This week, WIPs include the never-ending cotton baby blanket, the faux duotone cowl, the Spicy Chevron blanket, and Mystik Spiral socks. No FOs this week, but Wendy has a PHD sock! Baubles and bling include a Halloween bag from Bird Leg Bags and a skein of Halloween themed Socks That Rock, Christmas self-striping sock yarn from Mint Rain on etsy, Wendy's last installment of the Hello Yarn Fiber Club and the most awesome necklace ever.


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.

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:

Wendy finished one sock.

Whirlwind Romance:

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

Future Dates:

Sheila has no future dates until she finishes her current projects.  Wendy needs to make socks to replenish her sock store after the Great Moth Wars of 2014.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased

Mint Rain Hand Dyed Yarn self-striping sock yarn in the Holly Jolly colorwy

Hello Yarn Fiber Club September 2014 club offering on Polwarth Silk

Sheila purchased

A kit from Simply Sock Yarn including a Halloween-themed bag from Bird Leg Bags and BMFA Socks That Rock lightweight in the Pumpkin Chunkin' colorway.

Wendy received:

A necklace from viewer Bindeej that says "Stay Gold, Ponyboy"

Gossip & Innuendo:


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!!

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:

Enid said...

Sheila, it is called a spirit level, over here. Marvellous epis ode, as usual. Both of you enjoy Rhinebeck