Saturday, June 20, 2015

Episode 213: Sleepy and Dopey




This week we show Mystik Spiral, Lucille cardi and Leyburn socks on the needles. FOs include generic toe up footies and one Mystik Spiral sock. Wendy is still working on spinning her Abby Batt and will spin for Team Akerworks during Tour de Fleece. Featured baubles and bling include the Secret Garden by Johanna Basford and coiless safety pins.

 SHOW NOTES

June KAL/CAL:  SOCKS!  Small socks, big socks, footie socks, knee highs... any sock that can be worn by an actual human.  We will draw a winner in July.

Shout Outs:

Abby Franquemont will be teaching two spinning classes (fine spinning and spindle long draw) at Fiber Revival on Saturday, August 8.  You can read about the courses and sign up HERE.  Don't miss out!!

Check out the fabulous new knitting news website:  KnitCliks!  The brainchild of designers Carolyn Noyes and Cathy Carron, you can find news about fashion trends, new patterns, podcasts and MORE!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Lucille cardigan by Courtney Kelley in Fiber Stash Twinkletoes sock in the Eggplant colorway

Leyburn Socks by Minty Fresh in BMFA Socks That Rock, "It's A Collection, Not an Obsession"

Retiarius in Spunky Eclectic Mammoth Yarn in the Rock Lobster colorway (not shown this week)

Sheila is working on:

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks in Fibernymph Dyeworks self-striping on Bounce in the Good 'n' Plenty colorway.

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in BMFA Mill Ends, String Theory Fiber Arts Caper sock in the Bye Bye Blues colorway, and Handmaiden Casbah in the Wine for Roses colorway (not shown this week)

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

Generic Footie sock in Cascade Fixation

One Mystik Spiral sock

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is spinning her Abby Batt.  She will be on Team Akerworks for Tour de Fleece

Future Dates:

Wendy is going to knit TGV (High Speed Knitting) by Susan Ashcroft

Sheila is going to knit Zigzagular

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased Secret Garden by Johanna Basford

Sheila purchased coiless safety pins to use as stitch markers.

Gossip & Innuendo:

Not much will be going on until Fiber Revival!  If you haven't already done it, sign up for a class by Abby Franquemont!

2015 Fiber Events

Fiber Revival, Newburyport, MA Saturday Aug 8,  2015

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







Saturday, June 13, 2015

Episode 212: Hate Means Hate



This week's episode features toe-up footies, Mystik Spiral socks, Lucille baby cardi and Leyburn socks. FOs include the Hitofude Sweater and blocked Trillian shawlette. Wendy has an Abby Batt on the wheel and shows her new Akerworks bobbins in Baubles and Bling. Both Wendy and Sheila have rants today! Be warned!

 SHOW NOTES

June KAL/CAL:  SOCKS!  Small socks, big socks, footie socks, knee highs... any sock that can be worn by an actual human.  We will draw a winner in July.

Shout Outs:

There will be a WWKIP day sponsored by the Wild About Weds Knit group from Hingham on June 13, 2015 at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston outside the Long Wharf Marriot from 11:30am onwards.  Bring a chair, cool drink and knit the day away!  For more information about WWKIP, check out the WWKIP Day website.

Abby Franquemont will be teaching two spinning classes (fine spinning and spindle long draw) at Fiber Revival on Saturday, August 8.  You can read about the courses and sign up HERE.  Don't miss out!!

Check out the fabulous new knitting news website:  KnitCliks!  The brainchild of designers Carolyn Noyes and Cathy Carron, you can find news about fashion trends, new patterns, podcasts and MORE!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Lucille cardigan by Courtney Kelley in Fiber Stash Twinkletoes sock in the Eggplant colorway

Leyburn Socks by Minty Fresh in BMFA Socks That Rock, "It's A Collection, Not an Obsession"

Retiarius in Spunky Eclectic Mammoth Yarn in the Rock Lobster colorway (not shown this week)

Sheila is working on:

Generic Footie sock in Cascade Fixation

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks in Fibernymph Dyeworks self-striping on Bounce in the Good 'n' Plenty colorway.

Boomerang Shawl by Dramatic Knits (pattern is in the notes section of his project page) in SockPixie Vegan Sock.  (not shown this week)

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in BMFA Mill Ends, String Theory Fiber Arts Caper sock in the Bye Bye Blues colorway, and Handmaiden Casbah in the Wine for Roses colorway (not shown this week)

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu in Enchanted Knoll Farms sock.  She would not knit this pattern again because she found it boring.

Wendy showed the blocked version of her Trillian by Martina Behm in handspun Loop Batt "Strobe."

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is spinning her Abby Batt.

Future Dates:

Wendy is going to knit TGV (High Speed Knitting) by Susan Ashcroft

Sheila is going to stick to socks and hats for now and may make a Key Thingie by Martina Behm

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased and was gifted:

Akerworks bobbins in several different colors and styles.  Also, huge shout out to Adan at Akerworks for excellent customer service.

Gossip & Innuendo:

Not much will be going on until Fiber Revival!  If you haven't already done it, sign up for a class by Abby Franquemont!

2015 Fiber Events

Fiber Revival, Newburyport, MA Saturday Aug 8,  2015

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







Friday, June 5, 2015

Episode 211: Knitters and Drug Dealers



This week's episode features Footie socks, Mystik Spiral test knit, Letburn socks and the continuing saga of the HATEofude.    FOs include modified Jaywalker socks and the handspun Trillian shawlette.  Wendy shows and reviews the Smart Weigh Zip600 scale and we draw a winner of the monthly KAL/CAL.

 SHOW NOTES

June KAL/CAL:  SOCKS!  Small socks, big socks, footie socks, knee highs... any sock that can be worn by an actual human.  We will draw a winner in July.

Shout Outs:

There will be a WWKIP day sponsored by the Wild About Weds Knit group from Hingham on June 13, 2015 at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston outside the Long Wharf Marriot from 11:30am onwards.  Bring a chair, cool drink and knit the day away!  For more information about WWKIP, check out the WWKIP Day website.

Abby Franquemont will be teaching two spinning classes (fine spinning and spindle long draw) at Fiber Revival on Saturday, August 8.  You can read about the courses and sign up HERE.  Don't miss out!!

Check out the fabulous new knitting news website:  KnitCliks!  The brainchild of designers Carolyn Noyes and Cathy Carron, you can find news about fashion trends, new patterns, podcasts and MORE!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Leyburn Socks by Minty Fresh in BMFA Socks That Rock, "It's A Collection, Not an Obsession"

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu in Enchanted Knoll Farms sock

Retiarius in Spunky Eclectic Mammoth Yarn in the Rock Lobster colorway (not shown this week)

Sheila is working on:

Boomerang Shawl by Dramatic Knits (pattern is in the notes section of his project page) in SockPixie Vegan Sock.  (not shown this week)

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in BMFA Mill Ends, String Theory Fiber Arts Caper sock in the Bye Bye Blues colorway, and Handmaiden Casbah in the Wine for Roses colorway (not shown this week)

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Trillian by Martina Behm in handspun Loop Batt "Strobe."

Sheila finished:

Jaywalker Socks by Grumperina in a hand-dyed sock blank from old stash

Footie sock with Rounded Toe by Tanja Murray in Cascade Fixation

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy finished spinning a Polwarth/Silk braid from CJ Kopec Creations in the "Death to Ovarian Cancer" colorway.

Future Dates:

Wendy is going to work on Hitofude and needs to make some baby things.

Sheila is going to stick to socks for now and may make a Key Thingie by Martina Behm

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Smart Weigh Zip600 scale for weighing yarn

Gossip & Innuendo:

We drew a winner of the Monthly KAL/CAL this week!

2015 Fiber Events

Maine Fiber Frolic, Windsor, ME Saturday Jun 6 - Sunday Jun 7, 2015

Fiber Revival, Newburyport, MA Saturday Aug 8,  2015

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







Sunday, May 31, 2015

Episode 210: Buh-BAM!

This week's WIPs include Trillian, Leyburn socks and modified Jaywalkers.  Neither Wendy nor Sheila had any FOs.  Baubles and Bling include a Leslie Wind shawl pin, notions from Stitched by Jessalu. Plymouth Encore yarn and Karbonz interchangeable tips that Sheila is trying out.  We drew a winner for the Knittingsmybag bag and yarn giveaway.

SHOW NOTES

May KAL/CAL:  Anything that features the color green.  We will draw a winner in June.

Shout Outs:

There will be a WWKIP day sponsored by the Wild About Weds Knit group from Hingham on June 13, 2015 at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston outside the Long Wharf Marriot from 11:30am onwards.  Bring a chair, cool drink and knit the day away!  For more information about WWKIP, check out the WWKIP Day website.

Abby Franquemont will be teaching two spinning classes (fine spinning and spindle long draw) at Fiber Revival on Saturday, August 8.  You can read about the courses and sign up HERE.  Don't miss out!!

Check out the fabulous new knitting news website:  KnitCliks!  The brainchild of designers Carolyn Noyes and Cathy Carron, you can find news about fashion trends, new patterns, podcasts and MORE!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Leyburn Socks by Minty Fresh in BMFA Socks That Rock, "It's A Collection, Not an Obsession"

Trillian by Martina Behm in handspun Loop Batt "Strobe."

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu in Enchanted Knoll Farms sock (not shown this week)

Retiarius in Spunky Eclectic Mammoth Yarn in the Rock Lobster colorway (not shown this week)

Sheila is working on:

Jaywalker Socks by Grumperina in a hand-dyed sock blank from old stash

Boomerang Shawl by Dramatic Knits (pattern is in the notes section of his project page) in SockPixie Vegan Sock.  (not shown this week)

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in BMFA Mill Ends, String Theory Fiber Arts Caper sock in the Bye Bye Blues colorway, and Handmaiden Casbah in the Wine for Roses colorway (not shown this week)

Rate Your Date:

None this week.

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is spinning a Polwarth/Silk braid from CJ Kopec Creations in the "Death to Ovarian Cancer" colorway.  She also has a big shout out for excellent customer service at Akerworks -  Adan and his team have been super helpful with my crazy order and color change issue!!

Future Dates:

Wendy is going to work on Hitofude and needs to make some baby things.

Sheila is going to stick to socks for now.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Leslie Wind shawl pin

Stitched by Jessalu notions pouches

Sheila purchased:

Plymouth Encore yarn

Knitter's Pride Karbonz in US 5 interchangeable points

Gossip & Innuendo:

We drew a winner of the Chickadee themed bag and a coordinating skein of Knitter's Nightmare sock yarn from Knittingsmybag!

2015 Fiber Events

Maine Fiber Frolic, Windsor, ME Saturday Jun 6 - Sunday Jun 7, 2015

Fiber Revival, Newburyport, MA Saturday Aug 8,  2015

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







Monday, May 25, 2015

Episode 209: Old And Exhausted


This week's WIPs include Hate-ofude, Trillian scarf, Leyburn socks, and Jaywalker socks. PHDs include one Leyburn sock and one Jaywalker. Wendy is spinning polwarth silk from CJ Kopec Creations. Baubles and bling include Schachenmeyer Regia sock yarn and needles, as well as a coloring book for adults. We make an exciting announcement about Fiber Revival in August and pick a winner of the Knit Edge Magazine pdf from Cooperative Press.

SHOW NOTES

May KAL/CAL:  Anything that features the color green.  We will draw a winner in June.

Shout Outs:

There will be a WWKIP day sponsored by the Wild About Weds Knit group from Hingham on June 13, 2015 at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston outside the Long Wharf Marriot from 11:30am onwards.  Bring a chair, cool drink and knit the day away!  For more information about WWKIP, check out the WWKIP Day website.

Don't forget the Knittingsmybag contest!!  Winner will be drawn in Episode 210.

Check out the fabulous new knitting news website:  KnitCliks!  The brainchild of designers Carolyn Noyes and Cathy Carron, you can find news about fashion trends, new patterns, podcasts and MORE!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Leyburn Socks by Minty Fresh in BMFA Socks That Rock, "It's A Collection, Not an Obsession"

Trillian by Martina Behm in handspun Loop Batt "Strobe."

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu in Enchanted Knoll Farms sock

Retiarius in Spunky Eclectic Mammoth Yarn in the Rock Lobster colorway (not shown this week)

Sheila is working on:

Jaywalker Socks by Grumperina in a hand-dyed sock blank from old stash

Boomerang Shawl by Dramatic Knits (pattern is in the notes section of his project page) in SockPixie Vegan Sock.

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in BMFA Mill Ends, String Theory Fiber Arts Caper sock in the Bye Bye Blues colorway, and Handmaiden Casbah in the Wine for Roses colorway (not shown this week)

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

One Leyburn sock

Sheila finished:

One Jaywalker sock

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is spinning a Polwarth/Silk braid from CJ Kopec Creations in the "Death to Ovarian Cancer" colorway.

Future Dates:

Wendy is going to work on Hitofude and needs to make some baby things.

Sheila is going to stick to socks for now.

Baubles & Bling:

We were given:

Florida Memories Fair Isle Hat by Kimberly Pacini

Wendy purchased:

Schachenmayr Regia rainbow colored sock yarn

Knitter's Pride Nova Platina tips

Balance coloring book by Angie Grace

Sheila purchased:

Knitter's Pride Cubics in two sizes

Knitter's Pride Karbonz in double points

Gossip & Innuendo:

Abby Franquemont will be teaching two spinning classes (fine spinning and spindle long draw) at Fiber Revival on Saturday, August 8.  You can read about the courses and sign up HERE.  Don't miss out!!

Don't forget to enter the contest! You can win a brand new Chickadee themed bag and a coordinating skein of Knitter's Nightmare sock yarn from Knittingsmybag!  Just tell us what project you'd make and put in your bag in the contest thread!  We will draw a winner in Episode 210.

We drew a winner of the Knit Edge Magazine pdf this week!

2015 Fiber Events


Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair, Cummington MA Saturday May 23 - Sunday May 24, 2015

Maine Fiber Frolic, Windsor ME, Saturday Jun 6 - Sunday Jun 7, 2015

Fiber Revival, Newburyport, MA TBA Aug 2015

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







Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Episode 208: Got a Soxyzz


This week's episode features Leyburn socks, Trillian shawl, Boomerang shawl and Jaywalker socks. FOs include a pair of simple toe-up socks and Simple Skyp socks. Wendy finished spinning her Spun Monkey gradient set and started a braid from CJ Kopec Creations. Baubles and Bling include the Soxyzz, an Abby Batt and sock yarn from Fibernymph. We also announce a new Knittingsmybag contest!!!

SHOW NOTES

May KAL/CAL:  Anything that features the color green.  We will draw a winner in June.

Shout Outs:

There will be a WWKIP day sponsored by the Wild About Weds Knit group from Hingham on June 13, 2015 at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston outside the Long Wharf Marriot from 11:30am onwards.  Bring a chair, cool drink and knit the day away!  For more information about WWKIP, check out the WWKIP Day website.

We have a knew Knittingsmybag contest!!  Winner will be drawn in Episode 210.

Check out the fabulous new knitting news website:  KnitCliks!  The brainchild of designers Carolyn Noyes and Cathy Carron, you can find news about fashion trends, new patterns, podcasts and MORE!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Leyburn Socks by Minty Fresh in BMFA Socks That Rock, "It's A Collection, Not an Obsession"

Trillian by Martina Behm in handspun Loop Batt "Strobe."

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu in Enchanted Knoll Farms sock (not shown this week)

Retiarius in Spunky Eclectic Mammoth Yarn in the Rock Lobster colorway (not shown this week)

Sheila is working on:

Jaywalker Socks in a hand-dyed sock blank from old stash

Boomerang Shawl by Dramatic Knits (pattern is in the notes section of his project page) in SockPixie Vegan Sock.

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in BMFA Mill Ends, String Theory Fiber Arts Caper sock in the Bye Bye Blues colorway, and Handmaiden Casbah in the Wine for Roses colorway (not shown this week)

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku in Patons Kroy in the Brambles Stripe colorway

Sheila finished:

Generic toe-up sock in Plymouth Happy Feet scraps

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy finished yarn from a gradient set from The Spun Monkey in Starry Night.  She started spinning a Polwarth/Silk braid from CJ Kopec Creations in the "Death to Ovarian Cancer" colorway.

Future Dates:

Wendy is going to cast on BMFA socks when the current pair is done.

Sheila needs to work on Color Affection and perhaps knit worsted weight socks for her supervisor.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Abbys Yarns Abby batt from Spunky Eclectic

Wendy recieved:

Soxyzz and a Dunky's card from Sheila.  Sheila got one too!

Sheila purchased:

Fibernymph Dyeworks yarn in the Harlequin colorway

Gossip & Innuendo:

NEW CONTEST:  You can win a brand new Chickadee themed bag and a coordinating skein of Knitter's Nightmare sock yarn from Knittingsmybag!  Just tell us what project you'd make and put in your bag in the contest thread!  We will draw a winner in Episode 210.

2015 Fiber Events


Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair, Cummington MA Saturday May 23 - Sunday May 24, 2015

Maine Fiber Frolic, Windsor ME, Saturday Jun 6 - Sunday Jun 7, 2015

Fiber Revival, Newburyport, MA TBA Aug 2015

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







Sunday, May 10, 2015

Episode 207: Maryland Recap


This week's WIPs include a Boomerang shawlette, a Trillian shawl, Simple Skyp socks and a vanilla toe-up sock. FOs include one vanilla sock and one Simple Skyp sock. A gradient kit from the Spun Monkey is on Wendy's bobbin this week. Baubles and bling include Wendy's haul from Maryland Sheep and Wool. We review the latest issue of Knitedge Magazine and draw winners for the April KAL/CAL and the pattern from Lynnioknits.


SHOW NOTES

May KAL/CAL:  Anything that features the color green.  We will draw a winner in June.

Shout Outs:

There will be a WWKIP day sponsored by the Wild About Weds Knit group from Hingham on June 13, 2015 at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston outside the Long Wharf Marriot from 11:30am onwards.  Bring a chair, cool drink and knit the day away!  For more information about WWKIP, check out the WWKIP Day website.

We drew the winners for the April KAL/CAL and for a sock pattern from Lynn Lounsbury!  We still have a COUPON CODE:  LKK1H220 for 20% off any of Lynn Lounsbury's patterns until 5/31!

Check out the fabulous new knitting news website:  KnitCliks!  The brainchild of designers Carolyn Noyes and Cathy Carron, you can find news about fashion trends, new patterns, podcasts and MORE!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Trillian by Martina Behm in handspun Loop Batt "Strobe."

Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku in Patons Kroy in the Brambles Stripe colorway

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu in Enchanted Knoll Farms sock (not shown this week)

Retiarius in Spunky Eclectic Mammoth Yarn in the Rock Lobster colorway (not shown this week)

Sheila is working on:

Generic toe-up sock in Plymouth Happy Feet scraps

Boomerang Shawl by Dramatic Knits (pattern is in the notes section of his project page) in SockPixie Vegan Sock.

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in BMFA Mill Ends, String Theory Fiber Arts Caper sock in the Bye Bye Blues colorway, and Handmaiden Casbah in the Wine for Roses colorway (not shown this week)

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

One Simple Skyp sock.

Sheila finished:

One scrappy Plymouth sock

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy finished a gradient set from The Spun Monkey in Starry Night and just needs to soak and finish it.

Future Dates:

Wendy is going to cast on BMFA socks when the current pair is done.

Sheila needs to work on Color Affection and perhaps knit worsted weight socks for her supervisor.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Miss Babs Yowza in Mad Hatter

BMFA Socks that Rock in Sherbet

Into The Whirled Falkland batts in Captain Tightpants

Loop Bullseye Bump

Lilly's Rainbow Yarn

Jennie the Potter Crab Ornament

Gossip & Innuendo:

BOOK REVIEW:

This week, we reviewed Knitedge Magazine, Issue 7 from Cooperative Press.  The magazine has a new editor:  Sarah Eyre of Cephalopod Yarns.  This was our first time reading this magazine and we really enjoyed it.  It has a wide variety of articles, including a sock measurement tutorial, an two-part article about the dyer and her dying process at Blue Moon Fiber Arts, knitting 30 hats in 30 days, a trip to Peru, knitting in London and a visit to the Nordic Museum in Stockholm.  We felt the articles would appeal to an international audience and were definitely a fresh twist on the usual knitting magazine fare.  The issue also includes 7 patterns (one crochet), as well as a link to a multitude of cowl patterns that were designed for Maryland Sheep and Wool and can be purchased on Ravelry.

NEW CONTEST:  You can win a free PDF copy of Knitedge Issue 7!  Just tell us which pattern is your favorite in the thread in our Rav group.  We will draw a winner in episode 209.

We drew contest winners this week for the April KAL/CAL and a sock pattern from Lynn Lounsbury!

2015 Fiber Events


Rhode Island Wool & Fiber Festival, Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol RI Saturday May 16, 2015

Webs Annual Tent Sale, Northampton, MA Saturday May 16 - Sunday May 17, 2015

Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair, Cummington MA Saturday 
May 23 - Sunday May 24, 2015

Maine Fiber Frolic, Windsor ME, Saturday Jun 6 - Sunday Jun 7, 2015

Fiber Revival, Newburyport, MA TBA Aug 2015

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