Sunday, August 2, 2015

Episode 218: Sheila is Short

This week features a (brief) appearance by Sheila's oldest son! WIPs include Melbourne Cobblestone socks, Retiarius, Blanket Bob, Color Affection and Zigzagular socks. No FOs, but we have a couple of sock PhDs. We drew a winner of the Aurora Borealis PDF. Don't forget to post pics of your FOs for the July KAL/CAL! We will draw a winner next week.


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

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.
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:

Blanket Bob by Melissa "Missa" Hills in cotton yarn.

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki

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

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

One Melbourne Cobblestone sock

Sheila finished:

One Zigzagular sock

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy sadly died on the hill during Tour de Fleece!  No progress at all this week.

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 socks and her current WIPs.

Baubles & Bling:

Nothing this week!

Gossip & Innuendo:


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.

ALSO:  We drew a winner of the Aurora Borealis pdf!

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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