Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Episode 215: Amusement Park Memories

What a glorious week for a throwback pic! Aside from reliving amusement park memories, we show TGV, Leyburn socks and Rose City Roller socks in progress, as well as one finished Rose City sock. Wendy updates on her Tour de Fleece progress, including one finished skein of yarn. Baubles and Bling are wonderful shawl pins from a viewer. We draw a winner of the June KAL/CAL and announce this month's theme.


July KAL/CAL:  Monsters or other creatures!  Any creature you care to make (except people).  We will draw a winner in August.

Shout Outs:

Don't forget to join the contest to win Color Wheel Knits!  A winner will be drawn in Ep 216.

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"

TGV (High Speed Knitting) by Susan Ashcroft in polwarth/silk handspun from CJ Kopec Creations in the "Death to Ovarian Cancer" colorway

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

Sheila is working on:

Generic Toe up sock out of a Ravelry Sock Blank swap item (not shown this week)

Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner in a cotton blend yarn.

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

One Rose City Roller sock

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy finished spinning her Abby Batt.  She plied some of her sweater project yarn and is spinning more in an effort to transfer all of her singles onto Akerworks bobbins.

Future Dates:

Wendy will knit a baby headband.

Sheila is going to work on her Color Affection after ripping back and going up a needle size.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy and Sheila received beautiful handmade shawl pins from a viewer as well as some tea!

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!

We drew a winner for the July CAL/KAL!

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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