Sunday, March 1, 2015

Episode 198: It's All About That Bass

This week's projects include Traffic Island socks, Hitofude Cardigan, Urbana and 2 pair of vanilla socks. FOs include the Qanik hat and a two color vanilla sock. Featured baubles and bling includes a Della Q needle case and Knitters Pride needles. We're off to Spa this weekend, hope to see you there.


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

Shout Outs:

Don't forget to enter the contest for the Snake Tracks sock pattern!  We draw winners of that and the monthly KAL/CAL in episode 199.

Check out a new podcast hosted by designer Stephenie Tallent (she designed the amazing Wrought Iron Cardigan I knit a couple of seasons ago!)  You can learn more about her audio podcast and what she's doing on her Ravelry Group.

Also:  We heard from a little birdie that our friend Lise from Webs could use large, warm shawls for her charity.  We aren't doing anything formal, but just wanted to let people know that if you have some gently loved shawls of this description lying around unworn, you could donate them!  Check out earlier blog posts or contest threads for her address or PM Wendy to find out how to send them.

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
A vanilla toe-up sock in a Knitpicks painted sock blank

Urbana by Stephen West in BMFA STR Heavyweight, Mudslide colorway

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

One Traffic Island sock

Quanik by Amy King in Lion Brand Felting Wool, Cascade 220 and Araucania Nature Wool.

Sheila finished:

Vanilla two color socks in Miss Babs.

Whirlwind Romance:


Future Dates:

Sheila plans to stick to socks right now, possible Monkey socks by Cookie A.

Wendy plans to pull out an ancient WIP and finish it:  the Swirl Shawl by Lijuan Jing in Jojoland Melody yarn.

Baubles & Bling:

Sheila purchased:

Della Q needle case

2 sets of Knitter's Pride needles

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.

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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