Saturday, November 22, 2014

Episode 185: Level Three Friend

Hurray!  We have an actual title this week!  WIPs shown include Spring Cables socks and Oxford Hooded Cowl.  FOs include the Rebecca Danger Bookend Monsters, Saltonstall Striped socks and various crocheted snowflake ornaments.  Featured Baubles and Bling:  a new bag from Knittingsmybag, of course!  We draw a winner of the Cooperative Press PDF Book A Head for Trouble and the end of the show.


KAL/CAL:  We opened a November 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!  A winner will be drawn at the end of November.  Please note that we will be skipping the December KAL and starting with new themed KALs in January 2015.

We are hosting a contest to win the Lake Avenue Cowl or the Lake Effect Wrap patterns by KaRi Wymer (aka CoggieTM from The High Fiber Diet).  A winner will be drawn in Episode 186.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Oxford Hooded Cable in Lakes Yarn & Fiber Hayden DK in three colorways.

Sheila is working on:

Spring Cable Socks in Wollmeise 80/20 in the Spina di Pesci colorway

An improvised felted purse in scrap worsted weight (which she had to restart because some of the yarn was superwash).

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Snowflakes by Sally V. George.  The patterns includes 10 free snowflake patterns grouped together.  Crocheted in mercerized cotton on a US 6/1.80 mm crochet hook.  Wendy crocheted Snowflakes 1-8.

Saltonstall Striped Socks improvised by me in Cherry Tree Hill Fingerpaints Superwash Silk Fingering in the Mountain Moss colorway.  I used the stitch count and stripe spacing in Pin Striped Socks by Julia Swart, but the sock pattern has been very heavily modified (changed to toe-up, used a short-row heel, changed the slip stitch method and design).  My mods are detailed on the project page.  Also, this yarn was sold to me by DBNY at the Fiber Festival of New England as "self-striping" but it's just variegated.

Sheila finished:

Monster Bookends by Rebecca Danger in scrap worsted weight.

Whirlwind Romance:

No progress this week.

Future Dates:

Wendy plans to knit the Spring Cable sock, but toe-up.  Sheila plans to possibly finish the ancient sweater project and will eventually knit a sock in Blue Moon.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Knittingsmybag medium bag in a folk art woodland animals print.

Gossip & Innuendo:


We are also holding a contest for two pattern by KaRi Wymer (links above in Shout-Outs).  We will draw 2 winners (one for each pattern) in Episode 186.


We drew a winner of the PDF copy of A Head for Trouble by Julie Turjomen, published by Cooperative Press.

Also, if you want to donate some hats and scarves during the holiday season, you can send them to the following address:

Webs Warehouse 
ATTN: Lise Gill
6 Industrial Parkway 
Easthampton, MA 01027

Your donations will be given by Lise to the Hope for Kids charity in western Mass.  This program was started by a former police officer and his family, and they offer assistance to families in need at homeless shelters.

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