Monday, September 14, 2015

Episode 222: The Oskar Show

Oskar the Cat tries to take over the show today! This week's FOs include generic toe up socks and Mr. Invested socks. No FOs to show, but Wendy shows the wall hanging she made. Exciting prize donation for the shawl charity is shown, and featured baubles and bling include two awesome Tika Bags, Pairfect sock yarn, Patons Kroy sock yarn and a Knittingsmybag Halloween bag.


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:  Please 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.  Featured in this episode:  a gorgeous Knittingsmybag project bag and coordinating yarn prize, donated by an awesome viewer!!!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

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

Sheila is working on:

Commissioned socks in Patons Kroy, Blue/Brown Marl color

Rate Your Date:

None this week.

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy shows her Box Trot Quilt

Future Dates:

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

Sheila is going to work on socks, including Halloween themed socks, and may cast on a Happy Street shawl.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

A Halloween themed bag from Knittingsmybag

Sheila purchased:

Patons Kroy in the Rose Marl colorway

Wendy and Sheila received Tikabags and Regia Pairfect Yarn.

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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