Sunday, November 2, 2014

Episode 182: Lucky Cat

This week's WIPs include sport weight Dias De los Muertos socks, the faux Duotone cowl and Seeta fingerless mitts. FOs include fingering weight Dias de los Muertos socks and the Chevron afghan. Lots of self-striping baubles and bling with some handmade socks by Wendy's mom. We introduced a new pattern by BostonJen of the Down Cellar Podcast. We have several drawings coming up next week so stay tuned!


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:

Seeta Fingerless Gloves by Maria Sheherazade in Tempted Yarns Luxe Grrl base in the After Glow colorway.

Sheila is working on:

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

Toe-Up socks in sport weight Desert Vista Dyeworks yarn in the Dias de los Muertos colorway.

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

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

Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes in Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Dias de los Muertos colorway

Whirlwind Romance:

No progress this week.

Future Dates:

Both of us need to finish WIPs.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Vesper Sock Yarn in Electric Revolution

Fibernymph Dyeworks in Lucky Cat

Wendy received:

Handknit socks and a cowl from Mom

Sheila received:

Handknit socks from Wendy's Mom

Gossip & Innuendo:



Want to win a free copy of Aila Grace by Jennifer Lasonde?  Check out the contest thread in our group and tell us what yarn you would use for this project.  Drawing for the prize in episode 184.

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!  Drawing will be next week.

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


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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