Friday, January 2, 2015

Ep 190: I'll Lick It

Happy 2015! This week's WIP is the Easy shawlette and Jeck socks. FOs include Rye Socks, Wassup Rufus socks, and Tousle Hat. Featured Baubles and Bling include some gorgeous yarn from Spunky Eclectic, who is also sponsoring an awesome contest to win patterns and possibly the pattern with yarn! We also show some items from Going Gnome, BMFA STR, White Birch Fiber Arts yarn, Knit Cubby Stitch Markers and sock monkey knee socks! We draw two prizes from our membership and give you deets on the Spunky contest.


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 this week we draw prizes for two group members!  We have a great update to the Hope for Kids charity and congratulate Miriam Robertson who won the Stitched by Jessalu limited edition Webs bag!  Please PM me on Rav or email me, Miriam!   We are also hosting an awesome contest sponsored by Spunky Eclectic!  Winners will be drawn in Episode 192.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Easy by Martina Behm in Schoppelwoll Zauberball, Brombeere color way.

Jeck by Regina Satta in Desert Vista Dye Works Viso sock in the Second Helping color way.

Sheila is working on:

Rye socks by Tin Can Knits in Patons wool

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Wassup Rufus Socks in Knitpicks Bare that was dyed with Kool-Ade in 2008 and sat in a partially knitted sock for 6 years until I frogged and reclaimed it this week.  I modified the pattern to be toe up, with the design only on the front and stockinette on the back.

Tousle by Amy King of Spunky Eclectic in Spunky Eclectic Targhee and Spunky Eclectic Baby Panda.

Sheila finished:

Rye socks by Tin Can Knits in Patons wool (she finished it during the episode!)

Whirlwind Romance:

No progress this week, but Wendy shows some recent cross-stitching work and purchases.

Future Dates:

Sheila plans to knit Easy by Martina Behm in her Gypsy Girl Creations gradient yarn.

Wendy will make Christmas Stockings like the one she had as a child.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy and Sheila received:

Easy by Martina Behm from Kaidyd.

Wendy received:

White Birch Fiber Arts Yarn in the This is How We Roll color way

Sock Monkey socks from Sock It To Me

Knit Cubby Stitch Markers

Knitpicks Felici Sock Yarn in the Sorbet color way

Going Gnome Tree Gnome

Sheila received:

Going Gnome Mushroom

BMFA Socks That Rock Medium weight in Ish Kabibble

Gossip & Innuendo:


Tell us which color ways from Spunky Eclectic you would knit the Tousle pattern in the contest thread in our Rav group!  Two winners will get a copy of the pattern and one lucky winner will get the yarn and the pattern!


We drew the winners of the sock yarn and Ploverbird Bag!  Send Sheila your snail mail to receive your prizes.

Lise Gill was able to give four large bags of hand knits to the Hope for Kids charity in western Mass!  The winner of her contest is announced at the top of this page - please contact Pennywenny on Rav! 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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