Thursday, September 1, 2016

Episode 260: After A Long Absence


It's been a while! WIPs this week include Lemongrass sweater, Sitka Spruce Mittens, Endeavor socks, Ribbed Scarf and Weigh It Shawl #4. FOs include Fountain socks, Jedi the Giraffe, Sitka Spruce Hat, North Shore Sweater, Regular guy's beanie, Super Stretchy Baby Hat, and Vanilla sock with colorwork. We get a lot done when we don't record, apparently. Sheila also showed a blanket repair she did for her LYS. Baubles and Bling include Stunning String markers, Knitter's Pride cable needles, and Knit Picks Royale needle sets. We will put up a thread for the Riley Rose shawl, which we forgot to do last time!!

Shout Outs:

There will be no KAL/CAL this month.  Instead, please consider knitting a shawl to donate to our friend Lise at Webs.  Or, check through your stash of handknits to see if you have a gently used shawl to donate.  Every donation allows you a chance to win prizes.  The shawl drive will run through the end of September,

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.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Sitka Spruce Mittens by Tincanknits in Madeline Tosh DK

Lemongrass Sweater by Joji Locatelli in Malabrigo Twist in the Ravelry Red color way

Sheila is working on:

Endeavour Socks by Nathan Taylor in String Theory Caper Sock Bye Bye Blues color way.

No-Purl Ribbed Scarf by Purl Soho in Valley Yarns superwash

Weight It Shawl #4 by Susan B. Anderson in Tess Yarns

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Fountain Socks (Wendy's own design) in Knitpicks Felici in the Bubble colorway

North Shore by Tincanknits in MadelineTosh DK, Dream in Color Classy and Cascade 220.

Jedi the Curious Giraffe by Heidi Bears in various acrylic yarns

Sitka Spruce Hat by Tincanknits in Madeline Tosh DK.

Sheila finished:

Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright in Cascade 220

Super Stretchy Baby Hat by Julie Tarsha in Cascade Fixation

Vanilla Sock with colorwork in BMFA STR yarn set.

Whirlwind Romance:


Future Dates:

Wendy will finish what she has and knit socks.

Sheila will rework her Clapotis that is too long, and work on socks.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Stunning String Studio stitch markers.

Knitter's Pride Dreamz Cable Needles 

Knitter's Pride Royale Deluxe Interchangeable Set 

Gossip & Innuendo:

We reintroduced the newest pattern by Jennifer Lasonde:  Riley Rose Shawl.  You could win a copy of this pattern by telling us in the contest thread which colors you would choose for this beautiful textural and multi-colored pattern.

Fiber Events

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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