Monday, March 9, 2015

Episode 199: Grandma Hair

This week's WIPs include Monkey socks, Traffic Island socks and the Hitofude cardigan. FOs include the Urbana scarf and 1 of Sheila's Sock Blank socks. Featured Baubles and Bling include Spunky Eclectic yarn, Enchanted Knoll Farm yarn and fiber by Portfiber, as well as the book Cast On, Cast Off by Leslie Ann Bestor. We drew winners for two contests and announce a new contst to win Socks for Jeans with Deborah Tomasello


KAL/CAL:  Patterns that are well-loved (more than 1000 projects listed).  A winner will be drawn in April.

Shout Outs:

We announced a new contest this week!  You can win the Socks for Jeans eBook by Deborah Tomasello.  Details in Gossip and Innuendo.

Check out the Survey authored by Professor Amy Smith from Salem State University.  She is researching community building within fiber spaces and can use your input. There is a thread in the group linking to the survey.

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

No Purl Monkeys by Cookie A with modifications by Craftypancakes in Socks That Rock, Fire colorway

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

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

Urbana by Stephen West in BMFA STR Heavyweight, Mudslide colorway

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy shows her progress on the March installment of the Frosted Pumpkin Storytime Sampler

Future Dates:

Sheila plans to stick to socks right now, possibly Flutterby Socks by Shannon Robelino

Wendy has no plans

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Spunky Eclectic Mammoth Yarn in the Rock Lobster colorway and pattern Retiarius

Enchanted Knoll Farms self-striping in the Sunflowers colorway

Portfiber Yak Silk fiber in Naked

Cast On Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor

Gossip & Innuendo:


You can win a free copy of Socks for Jeans by Deborah Tomasello!  7 gorgeous color way sock patterns to challenge and delight you.  Just post in our contest thread telling us which of the 7 patterns is your favorite.  A winner will be drawn in Episode 201.

We drew winners for the monthly KAL/CAL and Snake Tracks sock pattern!

2015 Fiber Events

North Shore Yarn Crawl various stores in Massachusetts, Thursday Mar 12 - Sunday Mar 15, 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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