We begin the Month of Holiday Giving! This week, we have two pattern contests for a potential 6 winners! WIPs include an improvised baby hat, Rye Socks, Spring Cable Socks and the Oxford Hooded Cowl. FOs include Wollmeise Spring Cable socks and a Christmas ornament. Featured baubles and bling this week is a huge box of Cascade Fixation that was gifted to Sheila. We draw a lucky winner of the November KAL at the end.
KAL/CAL: We will be skipping the December KAL and starting with new themed KALs in January 2015. Instead we are doing a month of Holiday Giving, and kicking it off with two new pattern giveaways!
On The Dance Card:
On The Dance Card:
Wendy is working on:
Oxford Hooded Cable in Lakes Yarn & Fiber Hayden DK in three colorways.
Spring Cable Socks in Play At Life Fiber Arts Socki Maki in the Loud & Proud colorway
Sheila is working on:
Rye socks by Tin Can Knits in Patons wool
an improvised baby cap in Cascade Fixation
Rate Your Date:
Scrappy Christmas Bauble by Rachel Kluesner in various sock weight yarns from Joann Fabric (I threw away the labels).
Spring Cable Socks in Wollmeise 80/20 in the Spina di Pesci colorway
No progress this week.
Sheila plans to make gloves and worsted weight hats out of scrap yarn.
Wendy plans to knit a Kid at Any Age hat.
Baubles & Bling:
Sheila received a large box of Cascade Fixation from a family friend
Gossip & Innuendo:
We drew a winner of the November KAL!
We introduced two new contests:
Scrappy Christmas Baubles (by Rachel Kluesner) PDF contest: Tell us what you would write on an ornament designed with this pattern! We will draw a winner next week on Episode 188.
Diamond Cut Fingerless Mitts (by Kelene Kinnersley) PDF contest: One of each of the patterns featured in this collection will be given away. Tell us which Diamond Cut is your favorite and/or which Dyeabolical Highlighter color you would use to make yours.
Also, if you want to donate some hats and scarves during the holiday season, you can send them to the following address:
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.
UPDATE: If you send a donation received by December 19th, you will be eligible for a chance to win a Stitched by Jessalu Webs Anniversary bag!