Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Episode 208: Got a Soxyzz

This week's episode features Leyburn socks, Trillian shawl, Boomerang shawl and Jaywalker socks. FOs include a pair of simple toe-up socks and Simple Skyp socks. Wendy finished spinning her Spun Monkey gradient set and started a braid from CJ Kopec Creations. Baubles and Bling include the Soxyzz, an Abby Batt and sock yarn from Fibernymph. We also announce a new Knittingsmybag contest!!!


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 have a knew Knittingsmybag contest!!  Winner will be drawn in Episode 210.

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:

Leyburn Socks by Minty Fresh in BMFA Socks That Rock, "It's A Collection, Not an Obsession"

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

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:

Jaywalker Socks in a hand-dyed sock blank from old stash

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:

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

Sheila finished:

Generic toe-up sock in Plymouth Happy Feet scraps

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy finished yarn from a gradient set from The Spun Monkey in Starry Night.  She started spinning a Polwarth/Silk braid from CJ Kopec Creations in the "Death to Ovarian Cancer" colorway.

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:

Abbys Yarns Abby batt from Spunky Eclectic

Wendy recieved:

Soxyzz and a Dunky's card from Sheila.  Sheila got one too!

Sheila purchased:

Fibernymph Dyeworks yarn in the Harlequin colorway

Gossip & Innuendo:

NEW CONTEST:  You can win a brand new Chickadee themed bag and a coordinating skein of Knitter's Nightmare sock yarn from Knittingsmybag!  Just tell us what project you'd make and put in your bag in the contest thread!  We will draw a winner in Episode 210.

2015 Fiber Events

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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