Friday, June 5, 2015

Episode 211: Knitters and Drug Dealers

This week's episode features Footie socks, Mystik Spiral test knit, Letburn socks and the continuing saga of the HATEofude.    FOs include modified Jaywalker socks and the handspun Trillian shawlette.  Wendy shows and reviews the Smart Weigh Zip600 scale and we draw a winner of the monthly KAL/CAL.


June KAL/CAL:  SOCKS!  Small socks, big socks, footie socks, knee highs... any sock that can be worn by an actual human.  We will draw a winner in July.

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.

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!!

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"

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:

Boomerang Shawl by Dramatic Knits (pattern is in the notes section of his project page) in SockPixie Vegan Sock.  (not shown this week)

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:

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

Sheila finished:

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

Footie sock with Rounded Toe by Tanja Murray in Cascade Fixation

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy finished 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 and may make a Key Thingie by Martina Behm

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Smart Weigh Zip600 scale for weighing yarn

Gossip & Innuendo:

We drew a winner of the Monthly KAL/CAL this week!

2015 Fiber Events

Maine Fiber Frolic, Windsor, ME Saturday Jun 6 - Sunday Jun 7, 2015

Fiber Revival, Newburyport, MA Saturday Aug 8,  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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