Monday, September 7, 2015

Episode 221: Kids Screaming Outside

We've got rowdy kids outside in this episode as we celebrate Zman's birthday! WIPs include Mr. Invested socks, generic toe-up socks, and the Retiarius cowl. FOs include Sheila's STR generic socks and Wendy's"Captain America" Dunlap cowl. Featured Baubles and Bling include Sheila's Rocking Sock Club swag and Wendy's "Bride of Socktober" Vesper Sock. Sheila also gives her review of the 10th Anniversary Rocking Sock Club.


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

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in three different yarns

Jackyll & Hyde Facemask by Saskia de Feitjer in Plymouth Encore

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Dunlap Cowl by Erika Flory in Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport yarn

One Mr. Invested Sock.

Sheila finished:

Plain toe-up sock in Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR, Feeling Groovy color way.

Whirlwind Romance:

No progress at all this week.  Spinning wheel is still put away to accommodate construction!

Future Dates:

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

Sheila is going to work on socks.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Vesper Yarn self-striping sock yarn in the Bride of Socktober colorway

Sheila purchased:

Rocking Sock Club 10th Anniversary bag and swag

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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