Saturday, February 21, 2015

Episode 197: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

This week, featured WIPs include the Urbana scarf, some vanilla toe-up socks, the Traffic Island socks and Hitofude cardigan. Baubles and Bling include some cross stitch supplies from the Cottage Needle on etsy and three gorgeous bags from Knittingsmybag. We draw the winner of the Knittingsmybag bag and sock yarn contest, and announce a new contest featuring a sock pattern from designer Angeleah McGarrah.


KAL/CAL:  Patterns that are underappreciated (less than 30 projects listed).

Shout Outs:

This week we draw for the Knittingsmybag prize and introduce a new pattern contest for a design by Angeleah McGarrah!

We also want to thank Mary for donating - it is greatly appreciated!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu in Enchanted Knoll Farms sock

Bucilla Christmas Stocking in Red Heart Super Saver (various colors)

Traffic Island Socks by Nicola W (RedScot) in Tumbleweed Yarns Sugar Skull colorway

Sheila is working on:

A vanilla toe-up sock in Patons sock, Spring Leaf Stripes colorway

Urbana by Stephen West in BMFA STR Heavyweight, Mudslide colorway

A vanilla toe-up sock in Miss Babs.

Rate Your Date:

None this week

Whirlwind Romance:


Future Dates:

Sheila plans to stick to socks right now.

Wendy plans to knit Quanik by Amy King in stash yarn.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

A rabbit themed needle minder and thread organizer from The Cottage Needle

3 new bags from Knittingsmybag

Gossip & Innuendo:


You can win a free copy of the Snake Tracks sock pattern by Angeleah McGarrah!  Just tell us which yarn you would pick to knit the design in our contest thread.  We will draw a winner in Episode 199.

We drew a winner of the Knittingsmybag bag with a coordinating skein of Knittyandcolor yarn!

2015 Fiber Events

NETA Spin and Knit Spa, Freeport ME,  Friday Feb 27 -  Sunday March 1, 2015

Connecticut Sheep Wool & Fiber Festival, Vernon CT, Saturday Apr 25, 2015

Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival, Waltham, MA, Sat Apr 25, 2015

Maryland Sheep and Wool, West Friendship, MD Saturday May 2 - Sunday May 3, 2015

New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival, Deerfield NH, Saturday 
May 9 - Sunday May 10, 2015

Rhode Island Wool & Fiber Festival, Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol RI Saturday 
May 16, 2015

Webs Annual Tent Sale, Northampton, MA Saturday May 16 - Sunday May 17, 2015

Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair, Cummington MA Saturday 
May 23 - Sunday May 24, 2015

Maine Fiber Frolic, Windsor ME, Saturday Jun 6 - Sunday Jun 7, 2015

Fiber Revival, Newburyport, MA TBA Aug 2015

Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival, Hemlock NY Sat Sep19 - Sun Sep 20, 2015

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival, Greenwich NY Sat 
Sep 26 - Sun Sep 27, 2015

Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival, Tunbridge VT Sat 
Oct 3 - Sun Oct 4, 2015

New York State Sheep & Wool Festival, Rhinebeck NY Saturday 
Oct 17 - Sunday Oct 18, 2015

Fiber Festival of New England, West Springfield MA Saturday 
Nov 7 - Sunday Nov 8, 2015

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