Sunday, May 29, 2011

The 2011 MA Sheep and Wool Episode

Sheila and Wendy make a road trip to Cummington, MA for the MA Sheep and Wool Festival. Interviews with Knittink, Into the Whirled, Gnomespun Yarns, A Touch of Twist and the Yarn & Fiber Company. And, Sheila spins for the first time!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Episode 11 - Bad Hair Day

The usual project chat (including the Summer Mystery Shawl KAL), Kinder Egg Toys, an update on Zman's condition and some really bad hair.

Finally Show Notes:

On The Dance Card:
   Sheila is still working on the Mountain Ash Shawl by Kate Gagnon Osborn with Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK on US 6-4.0 mm.  She is also on the bandwagon of the Summer Mystery Shawllett by Wendy Johnson on US 6 - 4.0 mm in Sundara Sock Yarn, colorway Tuscon Rose over Lemon.  Sheila pulled out her Saroyan by Liz Abinante, from hibernation with Malabrigo Lace doubled on US 6 - 4.0 mm
   Wendy is working on Mad Color Weave socks by Christine Lorin with her Hanks Yarns Perchance to Dye sock yarn in the colorway Sock Monkey on US 2 - 2.75 mm.  She is also working on her Roly Poly Cat by Nina Shimizu on US E hook.  She joined the KAL and cast on for Wendy Johnson's Mystery Shawl using Spirit Trail Fiber works Alexandra sock on US 5 - 3.75 mm.  

Rate Your Date:
   Sheila finished her Toe Up Socks by Wendy Johnson. with a short row heel on US 1 - 2.25 mm using Louet Gems Fingering in the Chestnut Colorway.  Loved the pattern, used all my yarn and modified the toe to Judy's Magic Cast On.
   Wendy finished her Ginko Shoulderette Shawl by Maggie Magali using String Theory Caper Sock and it is blocked.  She showed us the finished product last week, but it wasn't blocked.

Future Dates:
   Sheila is planning to cast on Spring Forward Socks by Linda Welch using Sock Pixie Vegan Sock yarn in the colorway Plus Bleu.
   Wendy needs to do another Voodoo Doll for Sean of His and Hers podcast. (She finished it and it is on our Sheep and Wool video)

Crushes and Heartbreaks:
   Sheila would like to thank Polly-Jean (Puala) for nominating her on The Knitgirllls contest.  Thanks to Stephanie from Expectant Knitter Podcast for the shout out form my Claudia Hat.  She also showed off some cute pictures of her husband and her oldest son.   Heartbreaks, is Zachary again and hubby has been home all week and keeping me busy with remodelling.
   Wendy has nothing this week, also European Addi Clicks do not come with a US 5 tip.

Baubles and Bling:
   Sheila had nothing.  Wendy had nothing as well.

Gossip and Innuendo:
   We talked ab out the Mass Sheep and Wool Festival that we were going to on Saturday and how we were planning on meeting up with Sean and Mellisa from the His and Hers Podcast.

We are on iTunes, you can reach us at, we are on PLURK as knit1hearttoo (we share the account) and I am now on Twittter as Knit1hearttoo (not very active though)

Have a good week and  Knit With Heart.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Episode 10.5 - Souvenirs, Sick Kids, Spinning and All the Rest

Wendy shows her German souvenirs, Sheila updates everyone on Zman's latest medical bump in the road, Sheila decides to take up spinning and we both rant about the Kinder Egg ban in America.

Episode 10 - Together Again

Wendy's return from Germany, with lots of Wollmeise, including the contest winner's skein. The usual project chat, including the completed Traveling Sweater and discussion of our current KAL.

Show Notes:

On the Dance Card:
  Wendy has Mad Color Weave socks by Tina Lorin, on the needles using her Hanks of Yarn in the Sock Monkey colorway on US 2/2.75 mm.  The Roly Poly Cat by Nina Shimizu on US E hook, did not receive any love this week.  Summers End Sweater by Heather Sapp in Dream in Color Classy in the Cool Fire Color way on US 8 / 5 mm needles, also received no love this week.

   Sheila is still knitting on her Mountain Ash Shawl by Kate Gagnon Osborn on US 6 / 4 mm needles with Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk.  Sheila jumped on the bandwagon with Wendy Johnonson's Summer Mystery Shawlette with Sundara Sock yarn in the Tuscon Rose over Lemon colorway with US 6 /4 mm needles.   She also made some great progress on her Two at a Time socks toe up with short row heel on US 1 / 2.25 mm in Louet Gems Fingering.

Rate Your Date:
   Wendy happily finished her Traveling Sweater by A. Karen Alfke in Valley Yarns Northfield DK on US 3 / 3.25 mm.  She loved the pattern and would like to do it again in a more Spring like yarn.   She also finished her Ginko Shoulderette Shawl by Maggie Magali of Fragrant Heart Creations using String Theory Caper sock yarn in Essence colorway on US 5 / 3.75 mm.  Very Easy pattern and liked the results.  Will show it blocked next week.

   Sheila finally finished her Knit Your Own Dog, Joanna Osborne and Sally Muir, Pug, by  using Knit Picks Bare on US 5 . 3.75 mm.  The pattern was very easy to knit, horrible for directions on putting it together.  Not doing this again, great coffee table book.  She also finished another Preemie Hat by Karen Evertt on US 1.5 / 2.5 mm needels using scrap yarn that my son dyed in reds and oranges from Knit Picks Bare essential fingering.

Future Dates:
  Wendy is planning on doing a VooDoo doll for Sean of His and Hers podcast to have for this coming weekend.

   Sheila wants to cast on Everything!!!  Most likely do some more Socks, maybe using the same yarn but different pattern for each sock.  She had heard some one doing that somewhere.

Crsushes and Heartbreaks:
   Wendy has a crush on the Addi Lace Clicks, interchangable needles.  She will knit on them more and review in a later podcast.
   Sheila is heartbreaking over her sons continued medical issues, newest issue, is Pseudogout.  He has been in some serious pain and was home all week.   Crush is she might be tempted to start spinning on a spindel, we shawl see.

Baubles and Bling:
   Sheila first for obvious reasons.  Sheila acquried some sKnitches yarn in her Syncopation Self Striping Sock, in the Zoot Suit colorway.   I really like her yarn.
   Wendy had a boatload of Wollmeise to show as well as the winner of the I heart Wollmeise contest colorway in Ballerina.

Gossip and Innuendo:
   Wendy had a lot to talk about her trip to Germany and please watch her seperate video on her tour of the Wollmeise shop.
  We both are looking forward to the Mass Sheep and Wool Festival, hoping to meet up with Sean and Mellisa of His and Hers Video Podcast.

We can be reached via email at, we are on Plurk as knit1hearttoo (we share the account.)  Join our Ravelry group, Knit1Hearttoo.

Until next week, Knit With Heart.  Thank you for watching.

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Wollmeise Episode

Wendy's trip to the Rohrspatz & Wollmeise store in Pfaffenhof, Germany.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Episode 9 Only The Lonely

Where Sheila is all alone and we announce the Winner of the "I Heart Wollmeise" contest.

Show Notes:
On The Dance Card:
   Sheila is still working on Knit Your Own Dog, Pug with Knit Picks Bare Esential on US 5 / 3.75 by Joanna Osburne and Sally Muir.  Her Mountain Ash with Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK on US 6 / 4mm by Kate Gagnon Osburn.  Sheila also had a Preemie Hat with left over sock yarn that was dyed by her son with Kool-Aid on US 1.5 / 2.5 mm by Karen Everitt.

Rate Your Date:
   Sheila finshed Preemie hat with Cherry Tree Hill Supersock colorway Sugar Maple on US 1.5 / 2.5 mm by Karen Everitt.   This was a very easy and quick pattern, she did a rolled brim instead of ribbing.  Sheila also finished a Ballband Dishcloth with Sugar and Cream scrap cotton on US 8 / 5 mm by Pisgah Yarn or Mason Dixon Knitting.  She loves this pattern, it is great for scraps and the colors combinations are endless.
Sheila did another dishcloth, Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth using Sugar and Cream scraps as well on US 8 / 5 mm by Ruth From Big Springs TX.  This a simple diagonal pattern also great for scraps.  Sheila finished a third dishcloth, Apple Cloth with some cotton blend yarn from Michaels on US 8 / 5 mm by Rhonda White.  Great patter, all cloths patterns are free on Ravelry.

Future Dates:
   Sheila keeps saying she wants to knit socks.  Who knows.

Crushes and Heartbreaks:
  Sheila  misses Wendy and is very glad that this video worked.

Baubles and Bling:
   Sheila received her Monster Swap from the Rebecca Danger Board on Ravelry.  Allison, psylocke26 on Ravlery was my partner and sent me a Hugo the Couch Monster.  Penny or Penelope was my quest this week not much of a talker....  Was sent some lovely yarn and stitch markers.  The yarn is Avery Allison Yarns, their Premium Multi-colored Hand Painted fingering yarn.

Gossip and Innuendo:
    Winner of the "I Heart Wollmeise" contest is lmermd or Tina from California.  We will get in touch with you for your address as soon as Wendy gets back.

We can be found at or email us at we can be found on plurk: knit1hearttoo, we share the account.

Knit with Heart  until next week, thank you for watching.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Episode 8 - The "I Heart Wollmeise" Contest

Announcing our contest where the winner will get to choose a skein of Wollmeise directly from the Wollmeise store!

Show Notes:

Gossip and Innuendo:
  I heart Wollmeise contest, go check it out on our group.  Contest ends May 10th. Check out the Woillmeise sight or Ravelry site. We show you some of our Wollmeise stash.

On The Dance Card:
   Sheila is still working on Knit Your Own Dog, Pug by Joann Osborne and Sally Muir.   She is also still working on the Mountain Ash Shawl by Kate Gagnon.   Thank you to Anna (Alcatmom on Ravelry) and Pat (Knitting4fun on Ravelry) for the link on the PULT.
   Wendy is still working on her Traveling Sweater, by A. Karen Alfke.   She is also crocheting Roly Poly Cat by Nina Shimizu. Summer's End sweater has not seen any love.

Rate Your Date:
   Sheila had a one night stand with a dishcloth,  Apple Cloth by Rhonda K. White US 8 (5 mm) with Sugar and Cream in the Tea Rose Color.  Really easy and cute and fun.
   Wendy has nothing.

Future Dates:
   Sheila "got nuttn."
   Wendy is planning on the starting the Mad Color Weave socks with her Sock Monkey yarn from Hanks Yarn.  She is also going to cast for a Ginko Shoulderette Shawl by Maggie Magali with String Theory Caper Sock in Essence colorway.
Crushes and Heartbreaks:
     Sheila has a crush on sleep and Red Sox and Charitable work.
   Wendy has a crush on her glasses and sunglasses.

Baubles and Bling:
   Sheila again has nothing, sorry really sticking to my yarn diet, it is the only diet I can stick to.
   Wendy has a Sock Monkey Tape measure from Tomo and Timo on Etsy.  Wendy also acquired some new stitch markers by Goldisocks Etc some lovely square stitch markers.
Wendy shows off one of her sweaters from the year of sweaters.  Mondo Cable Pulli by Bonne Marie Burns with Dream in Color Lipstick Lava colorway.

You can find us on and email us at and for weight loss tips.  Wendy is Pennywenny 2 and I am Sheilad37 on

Knit With Heart   Until next week.