Monday, May 25, 2015

Episode 209: Old And Exhausted

This week's WIPs include Hate-ofude, Trillian scarf, Leyburn socks, and Jaywalker socks. PHDs include one Leyburn sock and one Jaywalker. Wendy is spinning polwarth silk from CJ Kopec Creations. Baubles and bling include Schachenmeyer Regia sock yarn and needles, as well as a coloring book for adults. We make an exciting announcement about Fiber Revival in August and pick a winner of the Knit Edge Magazine pdf from Cooperative Press.


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.

Don't forget the 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

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

Sheila is working on:

Jaywalker Socks by Grumperina 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:

One Leyburn sock

Sheila finished:

One Jaywalker sock

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is spinning a Polwarth/Silk braid from CJ Kopec Creations in the "Death to Ovarian Cancer" colorway.

Future Dates:

Wendy is going to work on Hitofude and needs to make some baby things.

Sheila is going to stick to socks for now.

Baubles & Bling:

We were given:

Florida Memories Fair Isle Hat by Kimberly Pacini

Wendy purchased:

Schachenmayr Regia rainbow colored sock yarn

Knitter's Pride Nova Platina tips

Balance coloring book by Angie Grace

Sheila purchased:

Knitter's Pride Cubics in two sizes

Knitter's Pride Karbonz in double points

Gossip & Innuendo:

Abby Franquemont will be teaching two spinning classes (fine spinning and spindle long draw) at Fiber Revival on Saturday, August 8.  You can read about the courses and sign up HERE.  Don't miss out!!

Don't forget to enter the 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.

We drew a winner of the Knit Edge Magazine pdf this week!

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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