Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Episode 226: Made In Maine

This week we record in Maine with Lois (Knittingsmybag) and Denise (Madaboutmatisse). Lots of WIPs, including socks, a sweater and shawls, and a couple of sock FOs. Baubles and Bling include Miss Babs Yowza, Quince and Co yarn, and a birthday surprise! We are looking forward to our time at Rhinebeck, and will be wearing our Rhinebeck 2015 socks on Saturday. We also draw prizes for the monthly KAL/CAL and the shawl charity!


October and November KAL/CAL:  Hats.  Let's all get ready for winter!

Shout Outs:

Please consider donating unwanted needles/circulars (sized US 7, 8, 9 or 10) and/or yarn (DK, Worsted or Aran, acrylic or wool) to assist our friend Emily Milliman with her art therapy group. More information on this in our group thread.  Donations can be sent to:

Emily Milliman
2827 SW Illinois St.

Portland, OR 97239

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Dalekanium Socks by Dena Stelly in Vesper Yarn "Bride of Socktober."

Waking Tide Pullover by Courtney Spainhower in Dyeabolical Yarn worsted, Polar Vortex color way

Sheila is working on:

Edison by Lynn Di Cristina.  She has given up on Happy Street.  She will use the Socks That Rock, String Theory Fiber Arts and Handmaiden Casbah sock.

Generic toe up sock on commission in Patons Kroy Rose Marl colorway.

Lois is working on:

Vanilla sock in Dancing Dog Dyeworks "Boo" colorway

Dunlap Cowl by Erika Flory in Quince and Co (three colorways)

Denise is working on:

Yowza Weight It Shawl #1 by Susan B. Anderson in Miss Babs Yowza in the Perfectly Wreckless colorway.

Rose City Roller Socks by Mara Catherine Bryner in Perfect Day Yarn (discontinued)

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished one Dalekanium sock

Sheila finished one of a pair of commissioned generic toe up socks.

Whirlwind Romance:


Future Dates:

Wendy, Sheila and Lois will knit socks at Rhinebeck from their custom Rhinebeck colorway from Turtlepurl.

Baubles & Bling:

Sheila purchased:

Socks That Rock lightweight in the Happy Anniversary colorway (STR 10th Ann. Club offering)

Lois purchased:

Miss Babs Yowza in Beautiful Dreamer (a Babette colorway)

Denise purchased:

Quince and Co Yarn in Birds' Egg, Egret and Iceland.

Denise received:

Binkwaffle Bag in turquoise print

Biscotte et Cie Yarn self-striping in orange, turquoise and green.

Gossip & Innuendo:

We drew a winner of the monthly KAL/CAL.  The winner should contact Wendy (pennywenny on Rav) for her prize.


Thank you to everyone who donated shawls and/or prizes!  Lise reports receiving more than 150 shawls!  We drew for the yarn prizes this week, and winners should contact Sheilad37 on Rav.  You can always donate shawls to Lise outside of the contest.  If you do, shawls should be sent directly to:

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

Also, huge thanks to those who have donated yarn to Emily (see info above).  You will definitely help make her community class a success.

2015 Fiber Events

New York State Sheep & Wool Festival, Rhinebeck NY Saturday Oct 17 - Sunday Oct 18, 2015

If you made socks from STR "It's Not an Obsession, It's a Collection," please meet up with us at 3:00 by Building C at the large tree with benches by the bathroom.  Or hashtag a picture of your socks with #K1H2RB2015 on Instagram!  We will also be at the podcaster meet up around 1:30.

Fiber Festival of New England, West Springfield MA Saturday 
Nov 7 - Sunday Nov 8, 2015

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