Friday, August 14, 2015

Episode 219: Cake Envy

LONG episode this week to make up for missing last week, I guess! WIPs include toe-up socks, Yowza Weight-It shawl, Mr. Invested Socks, Jackyll and Hyde face mask and Color Affection shawl. FOs include Zigzagular socks, Blanket Bob and Melbourne Cobblestone socks. Featured Baubles and Bling include Must Stash Yarns, BMFA Socks That Rock and the STR July Club offering. Also, we chose a winner of the Monster/Creature KAL/CAL!


August and September KAL/CAL:  Shawls!  This way, if you decide to knit a shawl for our charity effort, you can double dip!

Shout Outs:

DON'T FORGET:  Check out the fabulous KnitCliks website!  The brainchild of designers Carolyn Noyes and Cathy Carron, you can find news about fashion trends, new patterns, podcasts and MORE!

Also:  don't forget to participate in our charity shawl drive!  We did a great job last year, let's make it even better the second time around.  Details at the bottom of this post and in the Charity thread in our group.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Mister Invested Socks by Meaghan Schmaltz in Knitpicks Felici in the Baker Street color way.

Yowza Weigh It Shawl by Susan B. Anderson in Miss Babs Yowza, Mad Hatter color way.

Retiarius by Amy King

Sheila is working on:

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in three different yarns

Plain toe-up sock in Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR, Feeling Groovy color way.

Jackyll & Hyde Facemask by Saskia de Feitjer in Plymouth Encore

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

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

Sheila finished:

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

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

Whirlwind Romance:

No progress at all this week.  Spinning wheel is put away to accommodate construction!

Future Dates:

Wendy will knit her Rhinebeck sweater in Dyeabolical Yarn worsted, Polar Vortex color way.

Sheila is going to work on a plain sock in Fishknits self-striping

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Must Stash Yarn self-striping in Kama Sutra and Nutcracker Candy color ways.

Sheila purchased:

Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR medium weight  from destash in an unknown color way.

Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR July Club offering in STR lightweight, Berrylicious color way,

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 July KAL/CAL!

2015 Fiber Events

First Annual Harvest and Fiber Festival at Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Millis, MA Sat Sep 19 (link is to Facebook, the event is from 9:30 to 4 for those who can't access it).

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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