Saturday, April 18, 2015

Episode 205: Planner Fanatic

This week's WIPs include Flutterby socks, Color Affection shawl, Simple Skyp socks, Retiarius and Hitofude. FOs include the giant Patons vanilla socks and the Patons Jeck socks. Baubles and Bling include a prototype Akerworks bobbin for Schacht wheels that is compatible with the WooLee Winder, awesome bags from viewer Mommasee and Wendy's new customized planner. We announce a coupon code and a new contest to win a sock pattern from Lynnioknits.


April KAL/CAL:  Patterns for the home, like afghans, doilies, washcloths, pillows, or something else useful!  We will draw a winner in May.

Shout Outs:

We are running two contests: one to win Defarge Does Shakespeare and one to win soap and perfume from Dyeabolical Yarns.  We will draw winners next week!

We have a COUPON CODE:  LKK1H220 for 20% off any of Lynn Lounsbury's patterns.

Check out the fabulous new knitting news website:  KnitCliks!  The brainchild of designers Carolyn Noyes and Cathy Carron, you can find news about fashion trends, new patterns, podcasts and MORE!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku in Patons Kroy in the Brambles Stripe colorway

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu in Enchanted Knoll Farms sock

Retiarius in Spunky Eclectic Mammoth Yarn in the Rock Lobster colorway

Sheila is working on:

Flutter-by Socks by Shannon Robalino in Snitches Bebop Sock (discontinued) in the Clarice colorway

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in BMFA Mill Ends, String Theory Fiber Arts Caper sock in the Bye Bye Blues colorway, and Handmaiden Casbah in the Wine for Roses colorway.

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Jeck by Regina Satta in Patons Kroy, Meadow Stripes colorway

Sheila finished:

Vanilla sock in Patons Kroy, Spring Stripes colorway

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is nearly finished with her Loop Bullseye Batt in Strobe.  She will be testing a prototype bobbin for Akerworks that is compatible with the WooLee Winder for Schacht wheels.

Future Dates:

Wendy still has to finish Hitofude before she can start her Rhinebeck Sweater.

Sheila will probably knit Boomerang by Steve from Dramatic Knits Podcast

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy and Sheila received:

Awesome bags made by viewer Mommasee!  Thank you!

Wendy purchased:

A custom planner from Personal-Planner and lots of fun office supplies to decorate it

Gossip & Innuendo:


Want to win the sock pattern of your choice from Lynn Lounsbury ?  Tell us in the group contest thread which one of her sock designs is your favorite and we will draw a lucky winner in Ep 207!!

2015 Fiber Events

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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