Thursday, April 30, 2015

Episode 206: Didja Miss Us?

This week we discuss the following WIPs: Simple Skyp Socks and generic toe-up socks. FOs include 1 Skyp sock, Flutter-by socks, and two Ballband washcloths. Baubles and Bling include Socks That Rock mediumweight in "It's A Collection, Not An Obsession," a Star Trek-themed Knittingsmybag bag, Stitched by Jessalu notions pouches and Fiber Stash Yarn. We draw winners for the "Defarge Does Shakespeare" pdf and the Yummy Smells contest.


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:

Check out two new to us podcasts:  Crafty Princess Podcast and Fuzzy Love Knots Podcast

We drew the winners for the Defarge Does Shakespeare and soap and perfume from Dyeabolical Yarns.

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 (not shown this week)

Retiarius in Spunky Eclectic Mammoth Yarn in the Rock Lobster colorway (not shown this week)

Sheila is working on:

Generic toe-up sock in Plymouth Happy Feet scraps

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 (not shown this week)

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Jeck by Regina Satta in Patons Kroy, Meadow Stripes colorway

Sheila finished:

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

Ballband Dishcloths in scrap cotton (two!)

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy finished with her Loop Bullseye Batt in Strobe.  She is currently spinning a gradient set from The Spun Monkey in Starry Night.  She has tested a prototype bobbin for Akerworks that is compatible with the WooLee Winder for Schacht wheels.

Review:  Based on my plying and spinning experience, the Akerworks bobbin actually seems to pack on more fiber and work more efficiently than the bobbins made by WooLee Winder.  I am totally surprised! I also love that they pack flat and that the openwork ends allow me to see how full the bobbin is getting while I spin.  I am definitely going to be purchasing more of these bobbins to go on my Sidekick.

Future Dates:

Wendy is going to cast on socks and some kind of shawl for MDSW knitting.

Sheila needs to work on Color Affection and perhaps knit worsted weight socks for her supervisor.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy and Sheila purchased:

Socks That Rock mediumweight in "It's A Collection, Not An Obsession."  A group of friends are knitting socks in this colorway to wear on Saturday at Rhinebeck 2015 and we'd love to see how many people we can get to join the trend!

Wendy purchased:

Stitched by Jessalu notions pouches

Fiber Stash fingering weight Twinkletoes yarn

Wendy received:

Knittingsmybag Star Trek themed bag and notions pouch!

A Gnome from Going Gnome

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!!

We drew contest winners this week for the Cooperative Press PDF and the Dyeabolical Yarn goodies!
2015 Fiber Events

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

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Thank you for the shout out for my Crafty Princess Diaries Podcast!!