Saturday, June 13, 2015

Episode 212: Hate Means Hate

This week's episode features toe-up footies, Mystik Spiral socks, Lucille baby cardi and Leyburn socks. FOs include the Hitofude Sweater and blocked Trillian shawlette. Wendy has an Abby Batt on the wheel and shows her new Akerworks bobbins in Baubles and Bling. Both Wendy and Sheila have rants today! Be warned!


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:

Lucille cardigan by Courtney Kelley in Fiber Stash Twinkletoes sock in the Eggplant colorway

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

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

Sheila is working on:

Generic Footie sock in Cascade Fixation

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks in Fibernymph Dyeworks self-striping on Bounce in the Good 'n' Plenty colorway.

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:

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu in Enchanted Knoll Farms sock.  She would not knit this pattern again because she found it boring.

Wendy showed the blocked version of her Trillian by Martina Behm in handspun Loop Batt "Strobe."

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is spinning her Abby Batt.

Future Dates:

Wendy is going to knit TGV (High Speed Knitting) by Susan Ashcroft

Sheila is going to stick to socks and hats for now and may make a Key Thingie by Martina Behm

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased and was gifted:

Akerworks bobbins in several different colors and styles.  Also, huge shout out to Adan at Akerworks for excellent customer service.

Gossip & Innuendo:

Not much will be going on until Fiber Revival!  If you haven't already done it, sign up for a class by Abby Franquemont!

2015 Fiber Events

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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