Sunday, May 10, 2015

Episode 207: Maryland Recap

This week's WIPs include a Boomerang shawlette, a Trillian shawl, Simple Skyp socks and a vanilla toe-up sock. FOs include one vanilla sock and one Simple Skyp sock. A gradient kit from the Spun Monkey is on Wendy's bobbin this week. Baubles and bling include Wendy's haul from Maryland Sheep and Wool. We review the latest issue of Knitedge Magazine and draw winners for the April KAL/CAL and the pattern from Lynnioknits.


May KAL/CAL:  Anything that features the color green.  We will draw a winner in June.

Shout Outs:

There will be a WWKIP day sponsored by the Wild About Weds Knit group from Hingham on June 13, 2015 at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston outside the Long Wharf Marriot from 11:30am onwards.  Bring a chair, cool drink and knit the day away!  For more information about WWKIP, check out the WWKIP Day website.

We drew the winners for the April KAL/CAL and for a sock pattern from Lynn Lounsbury!  We still have a COUPON CODE:  LKK1H220 for 20% off any of Lynn Lounsbury's patterns until 5/31!

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:

Trillian by Martina Behm in handspun Loop Batt "Strobe."

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

Boomerang Shawl by Dramatic Knits (pattern is in the notes section of his project page) in SockPixie Vegan Sock.

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:

One Simple Skyp sock.

Sheila finished:

One scrappy Plymouth sock

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy finished a gradient set from The Spun Monkey in Starry Night and just needs to soak and finish it.

Future Dates:

Wendy is going to cast on BMFA socks when the current pair is done.

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

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Miss Babs Yowza in Mad Hatter

BMFA Socks that Rock in Sherbet

Into The Whirled Falkland batts in Captain Tightpants

Loop Bullseye Bump

Lilly's Rainbow Yarn

Jennie the Potter Crab Ornament

Gossip & Innuendo:


This week, we reviewed Knitedge Magazine, Issue 7 from Cooperative Press.  The magazine has a new editor:  Sarah Eyre of Cephalopod Yarns.  This was our first time reading this magazine and we really enjoyed it.  It has a wide variety of articles, including a sock measurement tutorial, an two-part article about the dyer and her dying process at Blue Moon Fiber Arts, knitting 30 hats in 30 days, a trip to Peru, knitting in London and a visit to the Nordic Museum in Stockholm.  We felt the articles would appeal to an international audience and were definitely a fresh twist on the usual knitting magazine fare.  The issue also includes 7 patterns (one crochet), as well as a link to a multitude of cowl patterns that were designed for Maryland Sheep and Wool and can be purchased on Ravelry.

NEW CONTEST:  You can win a free PDF copy of Knitedge Issue 7!  Just tell us which pattern is your favorite in the thread in our Rav group.  We will draw a winner in episode 209.

We drew contest winners this week for the April KAL/CAL and a sock pattern from Lynn Lounsbury!

2015 Fiber Events

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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