Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Episode 248: Is It Candid Camera?


This week's WIPs include Indigo Frost Poncho, Atomic Blender Socks, Toe-up ankle socks, and CBD Fudge Neckcessory. We had two PHD's: one Atomic Blender sock and one ankle sock. Baubles and bling this week included a bag and notions from Knittingsmybag, Sockotta gifted to Sheila by a viewer and a miniature LL Bean bag. We also announce an upcoming Craftsy class review and a contest being held by designer Stephannie Tallent to win the class for free!

Shout Outs:

Mar/Apr KAL/CAL will be to knit with variegated yarn!  Trying digging something out from deep stash!  We will draw two winners during the first episode in May.

Sheila is also hosting a Blue Moon Fiber Arts KAL/CAL that will continue throughout the year and includes any projects made from Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarn.  We will draw the next winner in May.

We will also be reviewing a new Craftsy class by designer Stephannie Tallent called "Custom Colorwork Techniques:  Mitts" which will roll out around May 2.  Stephannie is holding a contest HERE up until the class release date where you can win the class for free!  Once the class is live, we will review it on the show and have a 50% coupon code for our viewers.  So, if you haven't checked out Craftsy yet, this is a good opportunity to do it.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Indigo Frost Poncho by Isabell Kraemer in Dream in Color Classy in the In Vino Veritas colorway with scraps for the color work.

Atomic Blender socks in Dyeabolical Yarn Targhee sock in the Atomic Blender colorway.  Pattern will be available when the sample socks are knit.

Sheila is working on:

Be My Valentine Socks by the Cozy Knitter in unlabeled cotton sock yarn.  She will not be using the cable pattern, just the gusset and heel combo.

Atomic Blender socks in BMFA mill end.

CBD Fudge Neckcessory by Deborah Tomasello in CBD Metallic Spice from her new yarn line (which we reviewed last episode).

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

One ankle sock.

Wendy finished:

One Atomic Blender sock.

Whirlwind Romance:


Future Dates:

Sheila will knit something (possibly the Simple Skyp Socks  by Adrienne Ku with her BMFA yarn of the month, a mill end in purple and blue.

Wendy needs to finish her current WIPs and will definitely cast on another sock.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Bag and notions from Knittingsmybag.

Sheila received:

Sockotta Yarn from a viewer

A miniature LL Bean bag that Wendy bought her for Christmas but lost until this week!

Gossip & Innuendo:

Fiber Events

Connecticut Sheep and Wool Apr 30, Tolland Agricultural Center, Vernon/Rockville, CT

Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival Apr 30, Gore Place, Waltham MA

Maryland Sheep and Wool May 7-8, Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD

New Hampshire Sheep and Wool May 14-15, Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield, NH

Rhode Island Wool and Fiber Festival May 16, Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol, RI

Webs Annual Tent Sale May 14-15, Webs, Northampton, MA

Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair May 28-29, Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA

Maine Fiber Frolic Jun 6-7, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, ME

Finger Lakes Fiber Festival Sep 17-18, Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock ME

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival Sep 24-25, Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival Oct 1-2, Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, VT

New York Sheep and Wool Oct 15-16, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

Fiber Festival of New England Nov 5-6, Eastern States Exhibition, Springfield, MA

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