Sunday, July 26, 2015

Episode 217: Restless Natives

This week's episode announces that the Bosworths will be vending at Fiber Revival on August 8 and also announces a number of prize donations from our viewers!! WIPs include Zigzagular socks, Color Affection Shawl, Melbourne Cobblestone Socks and Retiarius Cowl. FOs include Rose City Roller socks, Dino Baby Booties, Rialto Baby Beanie, TGV Shawl, and Leyburn Socks. Featured Baubles and Bling include fun gifts from our friend Melanie, Valley Yarn and Knitters Pride Cubics circulars.


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:  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!!  Also, the Bosworths will be vending.  If you want to purchase a spindle, this is your chance.

Thank you to Mel, Angel and 2 anonymous donors for replenishing our prize box.

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:

Melbourne Cobblestone Socks by Kiki Kawaii in Knitpicks Felici in the Wizard color way

Retiarius by Amy King

Sheila is working on:

Color Affection Veera Valimaki

Zigzagular Socks by Susie White in BMFA Socks That Rock, "It's A Collection, Not an Obsession"

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Dino Baby Booties by Anna Meier in Plymouth Select DK.

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

Rialto Baby Beanie by Haley Waxberg in Plymouth Select DK.

Sheila finished:

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

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy has transferred most of the sweater singles onto her Akerworks bobbins and has plied almost a full bobbin of yarn.

Future Dates:

Wendy will knit her Rhinebeck sweater and may knit a Yowza Weigh It Shawl by Susan B. Anderson.

Sheila is going to work on a gift item.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy and Sheila received:

Lots of donations for prizes and a few fun items.

Sheila purchased:

Valley Yarns to make ski masks

Knitters Pride Nova Cubics Platina needles

Gossip & Innuendo:

DON'T FORGET:  We will be giving away a PDF copy of the Aurora Borealis Mittens book in Episode 218.  Just tell us in the Ravelry Contest Thread which pattern is your favorite - if you can decide.


Since it did so well last year, we are bringing back the shawl collection, which is organized by Lise Gill.  Lise has offered a wonderful prize for donating shawls of any shape, size or fiber.  The shawls will be distributed to people in need, including elderly patients, mourning family and women in shelters.  It's a great way to recycle shawls you may no longer use or that didn't fit your lifestyle once you knit them.  There is more info in the Charity thread in the Ravelry group on how to become eligible for the prize drawing by posting pictures of your donations.  Shawls should be sent directly to:

Webs Warehouse
ATTN: Lise Gill
6 Industrial Parkway
Easthampton, MA 01027

We collected so many shawls last year!  We hope you will join in giving someone who needs it a virtual hug in the form of a shawl.

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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