Friday, August 28, 2015

Episode 220: One Busy Summer

This week, our WIPs include the Dunlap Cowl, the Mr. Invested socks, Jackyl and Hyde face mask and generic toe up socks. Our FOs were the Yowza Weight-It Shawl #4, Barley Hat and Zigzagular socks. Featured baubles and bling include Fibernymph Dyeworks sock yarn in Cereal Killer. Our charity shawl effort continues, along with a shawl-themed 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:

Dunlap Cowl by Erika Flory in Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport yarn

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

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:

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

Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits in the leftover Yowza.

Sheila finished:

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

Whirlwind Romance:

No progress at all this week.  Spinning wheel is still 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:

Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce Sock in the self-striping color way Cereal Killer

Measuring tapes

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.

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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