Sunday, January 25, 2015

Episode 193: Shh-WING!


This week, we are working on a lined beanie, Swirl E. Socks and Bucilla Christmas Stocking. FOs include Easy by Martina Behm and one sock. Wendy also shows two finished cross stitch patterns and the finished first installment of her Story Time cross stitch. Baubles and bling include the news that Sheila joined the BMFA 10th Anniversary Sock Club and Wendy received her Fibernymph Sad Panda on the Bedazzled base. We also introduce a new contest for Angeleah McGarrah's 6 new Shawl Patterns.

SHOW NOTES

KAL/CAL:  Show us what you knit that is Pink, Red, Orange or Yellow:  Warm color theme this month!  A winner will be drawn at the end of January.

We also want to that Mary for her generous donation to the podcast.  We are so appreciative of your support!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Swirl E. Socks by Susie White in White Birch Fiber Arts "It's How We Roll" colorway

Bucilla Christmas Stocking in Red Heart Super Saver (various colors)

Sheila is working on:

Lined Beanie by Heather Kinne in Cascade 220

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

One sock.

Sheila finished:

Easy by Martina Behm in her Gypsy Girl Creations gradient yarn.

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy shows two completed cross-stitch projects and her first month installment of the Story Time sampler.

Future Dates:

Wendy will make:

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu in Enchanted Knoll Farms sock

Sheila will make:

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in BMFA sock yarn

Baubles & Bling:

Sheila announces that she joined the BMFA 10th Anniversary Sock Club

Wendy received:

Fibernymph Bedazzled sock yarn in the Sad Panda colorway.

Gossip & Innuendo:

NEW CONTEST THIS WEEK:


Want to win one of the patterns from Designer Angeleah McGarrah's Earth's Wonder Collection?  One of these gorgeous patterns can be yours if you post in the thread in our group telling us which shawl you would knit and what color you would knit it in!  AND:  if you don't want to wait for two weeks to find out who won the patterns, you can either purchase the eBook collection or any of the individual patterns for 25% off with code ewc25 until the end of February 2015!   Winners will be drawn in Episode 195.

2015 Fiber Events

NETA Spin and Knit Spa, Freeport ME,  Friday Feb 27 -  Sunday March 1, 2015


Connecticut Sheep Wool & Fiber Festival, Vernon CT, Saturday Apr 25, 2015

Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival, Waltham, MA, Sat Apr 25, 2015

Maryland Sheep and Wool, West Friendship, MD Saturday May 2 - Sunday May 3, 2015

New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival, Deerfield NH, Saturday 
May 9 - Sunday May 10, 2015

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






Thursday, January 15, 2015

Episode 192: Sad Panda For The Win!

We announce the winners of the Spunky Eclectic Tousle contest this week! WIPs include Easy shawlette, Swirl E. Socks, Bucilla Christmas Stocking and Lined Beanie. FOs include the Jeck socks and another Lined Beanie. We didn't have any Baubles and Bling to share but we were excited to announce a new Fibernymph colorway called Sad Panda! Check out her update on Friday to snag some.

SHOW NOTES

KAL/CAL:  Show us what you knit that is Pink, Red, Orange or Yellow:  Warm color theme this month!  A winner will be drawn at the end of January.  We also announce a new color way from Fibernymph inspired in part by Wendy's comment that someone should name a color way "Sad Panda."  Her update goes live on Friday, 1/16.  Check it out!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Swirl E. Socks by Susie White in White Birch Fiber Arts "It's How We Roll" colorway

Bucilla Christmas Stocking in Red Heart Super Saver (various colors)

Sheila is working on:

Easy by Martina Behm in her Gypsy Girl Creations gradient yarn.

Lined Beanie by Heather Kinne in Cascade 220

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Jeck by Regina Satta in Desert Vista Dye Works Viso sock in the Second Helping color way.

Whirlwind Romance:

No progress this week, but Wendy shows some recent cross-stitching work.

Future Dates:

Wendy will make:

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu in Enchanted Knoll Farms sock

Sheila will make:

Socks for her son.

Baubles & Bling:

None.

Gossip & Innuendo:

TOUSLE CONTEST:

We drew winners!  Wendy will send your names to Amy from Spunky Eclectic.




Sunday, January 11, 2015

Episode 191: Repeat Offenders

This week's episode features Jeck socks, a lined winter hat, and two Easys by Martina Behm.  We show yarn by Neeleysknits, and Wendy shows progress on her Gracious Love sampler.  Lots of random chatter this episode, and we announce this month's KAL/CAL theme:  Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow

SHOW NOTES

KAL/CAL:  Show us what you knit that is Pink, Red, Orange or Yellow:  Warm color theme this month!  A winner will be drawn at the end of January.  We are also hosting an awesome contest sponsored by Spunky Eclectic!  Winners will be drawn in Episode 192.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Jeck by Regina Satta in Desert Vista Dye Works Viso sock in the Second Helping color way.

Sheila is working on:

Lined Beanie by Heather Kinne in Patons Wool

Easy by Martina Behm in her Gypsy Girl Creations gradient yarn.

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Easy by Martina Behm in Schoppelwoll Zauberball, Brombeere color way.

Whirlwind Romance:

No progress this week, but Wendy shows some recent cross-stitching work and purchases.

Future Dates:

Wendy will make Christmas Stockings like the one she had as a child.

Sheila will finish WIPs and knit socks for her oldest.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Neeleysknits

Gossip & Innuendo:

TOUSLE CONTEST:

Tell us which color ways from Spunky Eclectic you would knit the Tousle pattern in the contest thread in our Rav group!  Two winners will get a copy of the pattern and one lucky winner will get the yarn and the pattern!




Friday, January 2, 2015

Ep 190: I'll Lick It

Happy 2015! This week's WIP is the Easy shawlette and Jeck socks. FOs include Rye Socks, Wassup Rufus socks, and Tousle Hat. Featured Baubles and Bling include some gorgeous yarn from Spunky Eclectic, who is also sponsoring an awesome contest to win patterns and possibly the pattern with yarn! We also show some items from Going Gnome, BMFA STR, White Birch Fiber Arts yarn, Knit Cubby Stitch Markers and sock monkey knee socks! We draw two prizes from our membership and give you deets on the Spunky contest.

SHOW NOTES

KAL/CAL:  We will be skipping the December KAL and starting with new themed KALs in January 2015.  Instead we are doing a month of Holiday Giving, and this week we draw prizes for two group members!  We have a great update to the Hope for Kids charity and congratulate Miriam Robertson who won the Stitched by Jessalu limited edition Webs bag!  Please PM me on Rav or email me, Miriam!   We are also hosting an awesome contest sponsored by Spunky Eclectic!  Winners will be drawn in Episode 192.

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Easy by Martina Behm in Schoppelwoll Zauberball, Brombeere color way.

Jeck by Regina Satta in Desert Vista Dye Works Viso sock in the Second Helping color way.

Sheila is working on:

Rye socks by Tin Can Knits in Patons wool

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Wassup Rufus Socks in Knitpicks Bare that was dyed with Kool-Ade in 2008 and sat in a partially knitted sock for 6 years until I frogged and reclaimed it this week.  I modified the pattern to be toe up, with the design only on the front and stockinette on the back.

Tousle by Amy King of Spunky Eclectic in Spunky Eclectic Targhee and Spunky Eclectic Baby Panda.

Sheila finished:

Rye socks by Tin Can Knits in Patons wool (she finished it during the episode!)


Whirlwind Romance:

No progress this week, but Wendy shows some recent cross-stitching work and purchases.

Future Dates:

Sheila plans to knit Easy by Martina Behm in her Gypsy Girl Creations gradient yarn.

Wendy will make Christmas Stockings like the one she had as a child.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy and Sheila received:

Easy by Martina Behm from Kaidyd.

Wendy received:

White Birch Fiber Arts Yarn in the This is How We Roll color way

Sock Monkey socks from Sock It To Me

Knit Cubby Stitch Markers

Knitpicks Felici Sock Yarn in the Sorbet color way

Going Gnome Tree Gnome

Sheila received:

Going Gnome Mushroom

BMFA Socks That Rock Medium weight in Ish Kabibble

Gossip & Innuendo:

NEW CONTEST:

Tell us which color ways from Spunky Eclectic you would knit the Tousle pattern in the contest thread in our Rav group!  Two winners will get a copy of the pattern and one lucky winner will get the yarn and the pattern!

Announcements:

We drew the winners of the sock yarn and Ploverbird Bag!  Send Sheila your snail mail to receive your prizes.

Lise Gill was able to give four large bags of hand knits to the Hope for Kids charity in western Mass!  The winner of her contest is announced at the top of this page - please contact Pennywenny on Rav! This program was started by a former police officer and his family, and they offer assistance to families in need at homeless shelters.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Episode 189: I'm Number Two

Quick episode this week. WIPs include a pair of Wassup Rufus socks in Kool-Aid dyed yarn and a pair of Rye socks in Patons wool. FO of the week is a pair of Lollipop Yarn socks in What a Maroon self-striping with a picot edge. Featured baubles and bling include several patterns we received (all of which look awesome). We draw winners from the membership list for sock yarn and a book and announce that we are giving away two more prizes the week after Christmas!!! We will not record next week due to the holiday.

SHOW NOTES

KAL/CAL:  We will be skipping the December KAL and starting with new themed KALs in January 2015.  Instead we are doing a month of Holiday Giving, and kicking it off by drawing the winners of two new pattern giveaways!  Don't forget to donate to Hope for Kids - if your donation was received by 12/19 you will be entered in a drawing for a Stitched by Jessalu limited edition Webs bag.  Also, if you gift a copy of the Sudice pattern by MK Nance between now and 1/6/15, she will gift a copy to you as a thanks!

We drew winners of the book Wrap Style and a skein of yarn.  When we return the week after Christmas, we will draw winners for a Ploverbird Bag and a skein of yarn!

We are not recording the week of Christmas.  Have a great holiday!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Wassup Rufus Socks in Knitpicks Bare that was dyed with Kool-Ade in 2008 and sat in a partially knitted sock for 6 years until I frogged and reclaimed it this week.  I modified the pattern to be toe up, with the design only on the front and stockinette on the back.

Sheila is working on:

Rye socks by Tin Can Knits in Patons wool

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Plain Vanilla socks in Lollipop Yarns What a Maroon! colorway.

Whirlwind Romance:

No progress this week.

Future Dates:

Sheila plans to make gloves and worsted weight hats out of scrap yarn.

Wendy has no plans other than to try and frog or finish her other outstanding WIPs.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy received:

Jaali pattern by Kitman Figueroa

Sheila received:

Tubularity by Martina Behm

Gradient Wrap Cowl by Elizabeth Smith

Gossip & Innuendo:

Announcements:

We drew the winners of the WrapStyle book and the blue sock yarn!  Send Sheila your snail mail to receive your prizes.

If you send a donation of hats, scarves and/or mittens that is received by December 19th, you will be eligible for a chance to win a Stitched by Jessalu Webs Anniversary bag!  You can send them to the following address:

Webs Warehouse 
ATTN: Lise Gill
6 Industrial Parkway 
Easthampton, MA 01027

Your donations will be given by Lise to the Hope for Kids charity in western Mass.  This program was started by a former police officer and his family, and they offer assistance to families in need at homeless shelters.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Episode 188: Totally Exhausted

This week's WIPs include vanilla socks and Rye socks. FOs include the Oxford Hooded Cowl, Kid at Any Age hat and Spring Cable socks. Featured Baubles and Bling include a personalized Christmas ornament and Lollipop yarn in the What a Maroon colorway. We draw winners of the Diamond Cut mitt patterns and the Scrappy Christmas Baubles ornament pattern.

SHOW NOTES

KAL/CAL:  We will be skipping the December KAL and starting with new themed KALs in January 2015.  Instead we are doing a month of Holiday Giving, and kicking it off by drawing the winners of two new pattern giveaways!  Don't forget to donate to Hope for Kids to enter in a drawing for a Stitched by Jessalu limited edition Webs bag.  Also, if you gift a copy of the Sudice pattern by MK Nance between now and 1/6/15, she will gift a copy to you as a thanks!

We will be giving away the book Wrap Style and a skein of yarn to two lucky Rav group members next week during the Month of Holiday Giving.  We will draw names from the member list and announce them in Episode 188!

Big thanks to Jane for the donation!  We will use it for postage!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

a vanilla sock in Lollipop Yarn self-striping in the What a Maroon colorway

Sheila is working on:

Rye socks by Tin Can Knits in Patons wool

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Oxford Hooded Cable in Lakes Yarn & Fiber Hayden DK in three colorways.

Spring Cable Socks in Play At Life Fiber Arts Socki Maki in the Loud & Proud colorway

Kid At Any Age by Jennette Cross in Cascade Handpaints from deep stash

Sheila finished:

One of her Rye Socks by Tin Can Knits

Whirlwind Romance:

No progress this week.

Future Dates:

Sheila plans to make gloves and worsted weight hats out of scrap yarn.

Wendy has no plans.

Baubles & Bling:

Lollipop Yarn (details in On the Dancecard, above)

Personalized ornament from Personalization Mall 

Gossip & Innuendo:

Announcements:

We drew a winner of the Scrappy Christmas Baubles (by Rachel Kluesner) PDF contest!  We also drew 5 winners of the Diamond Cut Fingerless Mitts (by Kelene Kinnersley) PDF contest!

If you send a donation of hats, scarves and/or mittens that is received by December 19th, you will be eligible for a chance to win a Stitched by Jessalu Webs Anniversary bag!  You can send them to the following address:

Webs Warehouse 
ATTN: Lise Gill
6 Industrial Parkway 
Easthampton, MA 01027

Your donations will be given by Lise to the Hope for Kids charity in western Mass.  This program was started by a former police officer and his family, and they offer assistance to families in need at homeless shelters.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Episode 187: Run Away!

We begin the Month of Holiday Giving! This week, we have two pattern contests for a potential 6 winners! WIPs include an improvised baby hat, Rye Socks, Spring Cable Socks and the Oxford Hooded Cowl. FOs include Wollmeise Spring Cable socks and a Christmas ornament. Featured baubles and bling this week is a huge box of Cascade Fixation that was gifted to Sheila. We draw a lucky winner of the November KAL at the end.

SHOW NOTES

KAL/CAL:  We will be skipping the December KAL and starting with new themed KALs in January 2015.  Instead we are doing a month of Holiday Giving, and kicking it off with two new pattern giveaways!

On The Dance Card:

Wendy is working on:

Oxford Hooded Cable in Lakes Yarn & Fiber Hayden DK in three colorways.

Spring Cable Socks in Play At Life Fiber Arts Socki Maki in the Loud & Proud colorway

Sheila is working on:

Rye socks by Tin Can Knits in Patons wool

an improvised baby cap in Cascade Fixation

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Scrappy Christmas Bauble by Rachel Kluesner in various sock weight yarns from Joann Fabric (I threw away the labels).

Sheila finished:

Spring Cable Socks in Wollmeise 80/20 in the Spina di Pesci colorway

Whirlwind Romance:

No progress this week.

Future Dates:

Sheila plans to make gloves and worsted weight hats out of scrap yarn.

Wendy plans to knit a Kid at Any Age hat.

Baubles & Bling:

Sheila received a large box of Cascade Fixation from a family friend

Gossip & Innuendo:

Announcements:

We drew a winner of the November KAL!

We introduced two new contests:

Scrappy Christmas Baubles (by Rachel Kluesner) PDF contest:  Tell us what you would write on an ornament designed with this pattern!  We will draw a winner next week on Episode 188.

Diamond Cut Fingerless Mitts (by Kelene Kinnersley) PDF contest:  One of each of the patterns featured in this collection will be given away.  Tell us which Diamond Cut is your favorite and/or which Dyeabolical Highlighter color you would use to make yours.

Also, if you want to donate some hats and scarves during the holiday season, you can send them to the following address:

Webs Warehouse 
ATTN: Lise Gill
6 Industrial Parkway 
Easthampton, MA 01027

Your donations will be given by Lise to the Hope for Kids charity in western Mass.  This program was started by a former police officer and his family, and they offer assistance to families in need at homeless shelters.

UPDATE:  If you send a donation received by December 19th, you will be eligible for a chance to win a Stitched by Jessalu Webs Anniversary bag!