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By Paulyknit - Dec 09 2013
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I allways have a great time watching this podcast

Excellent podcast

By afoxinbox - Oct 19 2013
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I couldn't craft without the inspiration, entertainment, and information these ladies provide.

iTunes Ratings

196 Ratings
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175
10
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8

fun

By Paulyknit - Dec 09 2013
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I allways have a great time watching this podcast

Excellent podcast

By afoxinbox - Oct 19 2013
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I couldn't craft without the inspiration, entertainment, and information these ladies provide.
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Knit1,HeartToo

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A little knitting with a LOT of heart

Episode 267: So Long and Thank For All the Love!

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Our final episode is here. This week's WIPs include Crosshatch Socks, Fox Paws Shawl, Lillian Fay cardigan, a generic toe-upsock, and the Dream Baby blanket. FOs include Going Up socks, Granny Square washcloth, fingered mittens and a Yowza Weight It #4. Featured Baubles and Bling include Tunisian crochet hooks, a gradient set from Woolbearers and sock yarn from Backyard Fiber Works. We choose the winners of the School Colors KAL/CAL and the Double or Nothing eBook. Thank you to everyone who has watched and supported us! Knit With Heart.
SHOW NOTESShout Outs:

We draw winners of the final KAL/CAL at the end of the show.  We also draw a winner of the Double or Nothing eBook.  Sheila has already contacted the winner of the Blue Moon Fiber Arts KAL/CAL.  Sheila is sending out all of the random membership list drawing yarn prizes and we plan to use up the remaining money in the podcast account to purchase pattern prizes.  Thank you SO much to those who have donated recently!  It was very sweet and it will definitely help defray the overseas shipping costs.  That being said, we do need to spend down the podcast account, so from this point on we no longer need donations.  We want to make sure that every donated prize and every penny of donated money goes back to the podcast audience!!

On The Dance Card:
Wendy is working on:

Lillian Fay Cardigan by Ellen Mason in Dream in Color Classy in the Flamingo Pie colorway

Fox Paws by Xandy Peters in 5 colors of Sundara Yarn from deep stash.

Crosshatch socks in Knit Picks Felici in the Sprinkles colorway

Sheila is working on:

Generic Toe Up sock in Blue Moon Fiber Arts heavyweight

Dream Baby DK Baby Square Blanket in Plymouth Dream Baby DK

Scrap Blanket ideas

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Going Up socks in Knit Picks Felici sock in the Dark Side colorway.

Sheila finished:

"Glitten" (half glove, half mitten) loosely based on the Knotty Gloves pattern by Julia Mueller.

Rectangle Granny Square washcloth

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

One BMFA Heavyweight sock

Whirlwind Romance:

Wendy is spinning a Fiber Optic Silk and Merino gradient braid in the Plum to Green colorway

Future Dates:

Wendy will knit the Baby Round Neck Side Opening Sweater by OGE Designs in Backyard Fiber Works yarn.  She will also frog the Lillian Fay sweater and knit Daelyn Pullover by Isabelle Kraemer instead.

Sheila will knit Match and Move shawl by Martina Behm

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

A gradient set from Woolbearers

Two skeins of sock yarn from Backyard Fiber Works in the Marine and Reed colorways

Sheila purchased:

Dreamz Tunisian crochet hooks from Knitter's Pride

Gossip & Innuendo:

We drew a winners of the final KAL/CAL and the Double or Nothing eBooks.  Check your Ravelry PMs to see if you were drawn for a random prize giveaway!

Thank you so much to everyone who supported us, watched us, cheered us on, donated to us, participated in the group, came up to us at festivals and just generally gave us love.  We will miss doing this because of you.  Knit With Heart and hopefully we'll see you on the group (it is not closing), Instagram and at various fiber events!!!

If you are interested, Wendy has a new Wordpress blog where she and her friend DianeInOz post about their many and varied crafting adventures.  Although there are knitting posts on this blog, it also covers all of the other stuff Wendy loves to do, along with posts about her ongoing weight loss journey.  You can check it out HERE and it is called Rabbit Hole Crafters.  If you want to see only the posts by Wendy, you can click on the word Wendy in the category cloud that appears when you read a post and it will show you all of Wendy's posts.

Jan 31 2017

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Episode 266: Holidays 2016

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This week's WIPs include the Lillian Fay sweater, Fox Paws, Going Up socks, modified Rye socks and a "Glitten" loosely based on the Knotty gloves. FOs include finished washcloths and one Rye sock. Baubles and Bling this week were a custom lanyard for Sheila to wear her ID badge at work. We review the double knitting eBook Double or Nothing and draw a winner of the My Own Backyard shawl pattern. We will draw more random prize winners in the next episode as well as a winner of the eBook giveaway.
SHOW NOTESShout Outs:

This month's KAL/CAL is any project in your favorite Sports Team or School colors! Show your team/school loyalty! This KAL/CAL will run through December 31st. If you have a sports fan or school student, this would be the perfect opportunity to knit a Christmas gift!

Sheila is also hosting a Blue Moon Fiber Arts KAL/CAL that will continue through December and includes any projects made from Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarn.

On The Dance Card:
Wendy is working on:

Lillian Fay Cardigan by Ellen Mason in Dream in Color Classy in the Flamingo Pie colorway

Fox Paws by Xandy Peters in 5 colors of Sundara Yarn from deep stash.

Going Up socks in Knit Picks Felici sock in the Dark Side colorway.

Sheila is working on:

Rye socks by Tincanknits in BMFA STR in the Garden Daze colorway

"Glitten" (half glove, half mitten) loosely based on the Knotty Gloves pattern by Julia Mueller.

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth by Ruth Slate in kitchen cotton

One Rye sock

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy will knit an Inspira Cowl by Graphica.

Sheila will knit socks, a Scrappy Lengthwise Scarf by Zona Sherman and a cowl from Wollmeise scraps.  Her 2017 goal is to use up her scraps.

Baubles & Bling:

Sheila received a phlebotomist themed lanyard for her work ID from Wendy for Christmas (it came later than her other presents).

Gossip & Innuendo:

We drew a winner of the My Own Backyard pattern by Jennifer Lassonde!

BOOK REVIEW:

Double or Nothing: Reversible Knitting for the Adventurous by Alisdair Post-Quinn.  You can purchase a copy HERE on the Fallingblox Designs webpage.

This book is definitely not for a new knitter unless you are extremely adventurous and willing to take on a challenge!  It is more suited to an experienced knitter or an adventurous intermediate knitter.

We really liked a lot of features in this book.  First, it takes you through a series of double knitting projects where you can learn how to take double knitting to another level - double knitted lace, double knitted cables, double knitted colorwork and intarsia, etc.  Often there is a small sample project you can make to try out the new technique so you don't have to commit to a huge project.  That means you could learn the basics of the techniques in this book simply by making the swatch samples.  If you find you enjoy double knitting techniques, you can then move forward to one of the projects,  We also liked the detailed and nicely photographed tutorial pictures.  These are key any time you are learning a new technique and this book really does them well.  Likewise, all of the patterns were nicely photographed so you could really see the double knitting and how it differed on either side.  Finally, we liked that the author wove his own story about his knitting throughout the book.  Although the tone occasionally tended toward the bombastic in the author's story sections, they do connect the book with a personal narrative that makes for an enjoyable read.  All in all, this looks like an interesting challenge for people who want to do more with the double knitting technique and we would recommend it for those knitters.

If you would like to win a copy of this book, enter the contest on our Ravelry page and tell us which pattern piques your interest!

ALSO:

We are still drawing prizes for random people on our Ravelry group membership list as we begin to wind down the podcast.  We will draw another batch of prizes in the next episode so stay tuned.

Fiber Events

None until 2017

Dec 27 2016

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Episode 265: An Announcement at the End

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This week's WIPs include the Lillian Fay sweater, Fox Paws shawl, Going Up sock, Grandma's Favorite washcloths, and a modified Rye sock. FOs include the Four Seasons sweater, the Recoleta cardigan, the Lemongrass pullover, washcloths, footie socks, the Wurm hat, headbands and vanilla Halloween socks in BMFA Punkin Chunkin colorway. Featured baubles and bling include our Christmas gifts to each other and new Knitpicks Felici. We have a big announcement at the end of the show, along with drawing 11 prizes!!!
SHOW NOTESShout Outs:

This month's KAL/CAL is any project in your favorite Sports Team or School colors! Show your team/school loyalty! This KAL/CAL will run through December 31st. If you have a sports fan or school student, this would be the perfect opportunity to knit a Christmas gift!

Sheila is also hosting a Blue Moon Fiber Arts KAL/CAL that will continue through December and includes any projects made from Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarn.

On The Dance Card:
Wendy is working on:

Lillian Fay Cardigan by Ellen Mason in Dream in Color Classy in the Flamingo Pie colorway

Fox Paws by Xandy Peters in 5 colors of Sundara Yarn from deep stash.

Going Up socks in Knit Picks Felici sock in the Dark Side colorway.

Sheila is working on:

Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth by Ruth Slate in kitchen cotton

Rye socks by Tincanknits in BMFA STR in the Garden Daze colorway

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finally blocked:

Recoleta by Joji Locatelli in Berocco Inca Gold

Lemongrass pullover by Joji Locatelli in Malabrigo Twist in the Ravelry Red colorway

Four Seasons Jumper by Sarah Crawford in Briar Rose DK in the Glory Days colorway

One Going Up sock

Sheila finished:

Vanilla socks in BMFA, Punkin Chunkin colorway

Three washcloths

Vanilla footie socks

Wurm Hat by Katharina Nopp in Cascade Yarn

Generic and Calorimtery Headband in Cascade Yarn

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy will knit another sweater from yarn salvaged from her old sweaters

Sheila will slippers and more socks

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Felici Sock Yarn in the Lost Lakes, Beyond the Wall and Toucan colorways.

Wendy received dishcloths, hand towels, hotpads/mitt and a dunkin donuts gift card.

Sheila received an organ donation survivor bracelet from Greco Girl Jewelry on etsy and a dunkin donuts gift card.

Gossip & Innuendo:

CONTEST:

My Own Backyard BY Jennifer Lasonde!  Tell us in our Ravelry group which gradient you would use to knit this shawl for an opportunity to win a copy of the pattern in our next episode.

BOOK REVIEW of Double or Nothing: Reversible Knitting for the Adventurous by Alisdair Post-Quinn will be featured in our next episode, along with a contest!

ALSO:

We are drawing prizes for random people on our Ravelry group membership list as we begin to wind down the podcast.  We've had a great 5 years but at this season in our lives, we just don't have the ability to keep recording.  Stay tuned for the final episodes as we give away all the prizes we've amassed to our loyal viewers.  And check the end of the show to see if you are one of the 11 names we drew this week.

Fiber Events

None until 2017

Dec 17 2016

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Episode 264 (Not 364!) Parade of FOs

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Oops! This is NOT episode 364! This week is a parade of FOs! We show a sweater, lots of socks, a sample scarf, hats and Sheila's complete gradient color set. Clearly, we've been busy. Featured baubles and bling include two skeins of White Birch Fiber Arts self striping sock yarn, as well as a pattern from Wooly Wormhead. Festival season is officially over until Spa in Maine in February!

Shout Outs:

The new KAL/CAL is any project in your favorite Sports Team or School colors! Show your team/school loyalty! This KAL/CAL will run through December 31st. If you have a sports fan or school student, this would be the perfect opportunity to knit a Christmas gift!

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:

Fox Paws by Xandy Peters in 5 colors of Sundara Yarn from deep stash.

Going Up socks in Knit Picks Felici sock in the Dark Side colorway.

Sheila is working on:

Vanilla socks in BMFA, Punkin Chunkin colorway

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Recoleta by Joji Locatelli in Berocco Inca Gold

One Going Up sock

Sheila finished:

One vanilla sock in BMFA Punkin Chunkin

Endeavour Socks by Nathan Taylor in String Theory Fiber Arts Caper sock, Bye Bye Blues colorway

Beginner's Stitch Sampler Scarf by Kristina Tucker in Berocco Vintage Chunky

Dustland Hat by Stephen West

Ribbed Watchman's Hat by Channah Koppel in Patriot's themed colors

Gradient Wrap Cowl, Mitts and Hat based on the pattern Gradient Wrap Cowl by Elizabeth Smith

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy will knit Rubbish Mojitos Hat by Wooly Wormhead

Sheila will knit headbands for her nieces and a Wurm Hat by Katerina Nopp

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

White Birch Fiber Arts self-striping sock yarn in I Green of Dreamie and Electric Tentacle colorways.

Gossip & Innuendo:

The next fiber event is Spa in Freeport Maine, February 2017

Fiber Events

None until 2017

Nov 23 2016

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Episode 263: In A New Place

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This week's WIPs include Recoleta sweater, Going Up socks, vanilla socks, and a Beginner's Stitch Sampler Scarf. FOs include one Going Up sock, vanilla socks in Koigu and a Snuggle Sack with matching hat. Featured baubles and bling from Rhinebeck include Turtle Purl yarn in the Nano colorway, Gypsy Girl Creations in Tackle and Glacier Bay colorways, Crazy Dog Yarns in Maple Leaves in the Fall colorway and Fiber Optic Gradient set in Cherries Jubilee colorway. We picked 4 more winners of the charity shawl KAL too!

Shout Outs:

The new KAL/CAL is any project in your favorite Sports Team or School colors! Show your team/school loyalty! This KAL/CAL will run through December 31st. If you have a sports fan or school student, this would be the perfect opportunity to knit a Christmas gift!

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:

Recoleta by Joji Locatelli in Berocco Inca Gold

Going Up socks in Knit Picks Felici sock in the Dark Side colorway.

Sheila is working on:

Vanilla socks

Beginner's Stitch Sampler Scarf by Kristina Tucker in Chunky Berocco Vintage

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

One Going Up sock

Sheila finished:

Vanilla sock

Snuggle Sack and Hat (see her project page for details)

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy wants to knit Fox Paws by Xandy Peters and will rip out old sweater that are too large and reknit sweaters that fit

Sheila will finish what she has, and work on baby gifts.

Baubles & Bling:

Sheila purchased:

Turtlepurl Yarns Self-Striping sock yarn in the Nano colorway

Gypsy Girl Creations yarn in the Tackle and Glacier Bay colorways

Crazy Dog Yarns in the Maple Leaves in the Fall colorway

Fiber Optic Yarns gradient set in Cherries Jubilee
Gossip & Innuendo:

We picked four more winners of the Shawl Charity contest!

Wendy will attend the Fiber Festival of New England - her only event this whole year.

Fiber Events

None until 2017

Nov 07 2016

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Episode 262: iMovie Blows

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This week's episode is a little bit late due to Wendy's move and lack of internet. Sadly, the show notes are packed somewhere in the house! So enjoy the mystery content episode. We also had a lot of problems with iMovie so there are quite a few awkward transitions in this episode. In other words, this episode is brought to you via a lot of patience!

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.

Show Notes Will Be Updated Once They Are Unpacked!
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

Oct 10 2016

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Episode 261: Interrupted Again!

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This week's FOs include Lemongrass sweater and No Purl Scarf. WIPs include Sitka Spruce, Recoleta cardigan, Vanilla socks in Koigu and Endeavour socks. We didn't have any Baubles and Bling this week, but we did draw four winners for the Charity Shawl contest! We are continuing the contest for another month, and more winners will be drawn at that time! Big thanks to those who donated prizes!

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

Recoleta by Joji Locatelli in Berocco Inca Gold

Sheila is working on:

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

Vanilla socks in Koigu

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

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

Sheila finished:

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

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy will finish what she has and knit socks.

Sheila will finish what she has, and work on another vanilla sock.

Baubles & Bling:

Nothing this week.

Gossip & Innuendo:

Last week, 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.  We will draw a pattern in the next episode

We drew 4 winners of prizes for the Shawl Charity KAL!  We will draw even more winners at the end of September!  So stay tuned.

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

Sep 19 2016

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Episode 260: After A Long Absence

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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:

Nothing

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

Sep 02 2016

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Episode 259: Textus Interruptus

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This week, Wendy finally got her Webs order after it was mysteriously lost for 15 days. WIPs include No Purl Scarf, Basic Beanie, North Shore sweater and Bubble socks. FO was a Lined Beanie. Baubles and Bling this week was the missing Webs yarn! We drew a prize for the Ellsworth Tee contest and introduced the Riley Rose shawl, which we will be giving away in two weeks!!! Don't forget the Shawl Charity gift-along.

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:

Bubble 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.

Sheila is working on:

Patons Basic Beanie with Patons yarn

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

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

Fingering weight beanie based on Patons Basic Beanie and Lined Beanie Jawoll cotton blend

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy really has to finish Jedi the Giraffe

Sheila will knit the Endeavor Socks by Sockmatician for her Ravellenics knitting.  She is also thinking about doing the Yowza Weight Shawl No. 4

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased (and finally received) 2 skeins of Cascade 220 and a skein of MadelineTosh DK in the Esoteric colorway.

Gossip & Innuendo:

We drew a winner of the Ellsworth Tee pattern by Carolyn Noyes!

We also introduced 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

Fiber Revival Aug 13, Spencer Peirce Little Farm, Newbury, MA
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

Jul 29 2016

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Episode 258: She Had a Lot to Say

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This week's WIPs include Bubble socks, North Shore sweater, Lined Beanie, and No-Purl rib scarf. FOs include Fishknit toe-up socs, CBD Fudge Neckcessory shawl and a Helix knitting hat. Featured Baubles and Bling include Knitpicks Stroll, Queen Bee Creations bag and Fishknits sock yarn in the Canadiana colorway. We drew a second Ellsworth Tee patter winner! One more will be drawn in the next episode!!

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:

Bubble 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.

Sheila is working on:

Fingering weight beanie based on Patons Basic Beanie and Lined Beanie Jawoll cotton blend

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

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

Generic Toe-Up socks in Fishknits self-striping yarn in the Fuji Fight Like A Girl colorway, which Sheila has renamed "Running on Recycled Parts" because green is for organ donation.

CBD Fudge Neckcessory by Deborah Tomasello in her CBD yarn.

Helix Hat by Jessica Rose

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy really has to finish Jedi the Giraffe

Sheila plans to finish what she has on the needles and start a pair of socks with colorwork inspired by the Chicane Socks  by Debbie O'Neill out of BMFA STR.  She wis also thinking about doing the Yowza Weight Shawl No. 4

Baubles & Bling:

Nothing this week!

Gossip & Innuendo:

We drew a winner of the Ellsworth Tee pattern by Carolyn Noyes!  Stay tuned, because there will be one more chance to win.

Fiber Events

Fiber Revival Aug 13, Spencer Peirce Little Farm, Newbury, MA
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

Jul 22 2016

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Episode 257: Wavy Janes

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This week begins our annual prayer/comfort shawl drive! If you have new or gently used shawls, you can donate them to get a chance at winning prizes! WIPs this week include North Shore sweater, Bubble socks, Fishknit vanilla socks, and CBD Fudge Neckcessory shawl. FOs include one Bubble sock and No-Purl Monkey socks. No Baubles and Bling this week. We drew winners for the monthly BMFA KAL/CAL/SAL and the Yellow-themed KAL/CAL. We also drew the first winner of the Ellsworth Tee pattern by Carolyn Noyes. Two more winners will be drawn, so stay tuned.

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:

Bubble 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.

Sheila is working on:

Generic Toe-Up socks in Fishknits self-striping yarn in the Fuji Fight Like A Girl colorway, which Sheila has renamed "Running on Recycled Parts" because green is for organ donation.

CBD Fudge Neckcessory by Deborah Tomasello in her CBD yarn.

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

One Bubble sock

Sheila finished:

No Purl Monkey Socks by Cookie A, modified by Craftypancakes in BMFA Jingle Bell Rock colorway.

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy just needs to finish projects.

Sheila plans to finish what she has on the needles and start a pair of socks with colorwork inspired by the Chicane Socks  by Debbie O'Neill out of BMFA STR.

Baubles & Bling:

Nothing this week!

Gossip & Innuendo:

We drew winners of our two monthly KAL/CALs.

We drew a winner of the Ellsworth Tee pattern by Carolyn Noyes!  Stay tuned, because there will be two more chances to win.

Fiber Events

Fiber Revival Aug 13, Spencer Peirce Little Farm, Newbury, MA
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

Jul 13 2016

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Episode 256: Hung-Fused!

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This week's WIPs include Jedi the Giraffe, Bubble socks, No Purl Monkey socks, vanilla toe-up socks, and CBD Neckcessory. FOs include the not really Extempore shawl, Indigo Frost poncho, Flutterby socks and one monkey sock. Featured Baubles and Bling include Fibernymph Dyeworks and Knitpicks yarn. We drew a winner of the Knit Your Skirt contest and announce a new pattern designed by Carolyn Noyes with three chances to win!

Shout Outs:

The KAL/CAL is based on YELLOW!  Do any project with at least 50% yellow yarn.  We will draw a winner next week.

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:

Jedi the Curious Giraffe by Heidi Bears in Anne Geddes baby yarn

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

Sheila is working on:

Generic Toe-Up socks in Fishknits self-striping yarn in the Fuji Fight Like A Girl colorway, which Sheila has renamed "Running on Recycled Parts" because green is for organ donation.

No Purl Monkey Socks by Cookie A, modified by Craftypancakes in BMFA Jingle Bell Rock colorway.

CBD Fudge Neckcessory by Deborah Tomasello in her CBD yarn.

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Indigo Frost Poncho by Isabell Kraemer in Dream in Color Classy in the In Vino Veritas colorway.

Extempore Shawl by Briony Singleton (heavily modified) in Freia Handpaints.
Sheila finished:

Flutterby socks in the BMFA Seascape colorway for a friend.

One No Purl Monkey sock

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy plans to knit a sweater in a few months, and will probably start some socks.

Sheila plans to finish what she has on the needles.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Fibernymph Dyeworks Bedazzled Sock in Mixed Up Kitty

Knitpicks Felici in Bubble, Dark Side and Sprinkle.

Sheila received:

bracelet from Crystal Butterfly Company in exchange for socks she knit.

Wendy and Sheila received Sock Rulers from Lise at Webs!

Gossip & Innuendo:

We drew a winner of the Knit My Skirt contest.

We announced a new contest to win the Ellsworth Tee pattern by Carolyn Noyes!  To win, just tell us which colors you would knit it in.  We will draw one winner a week from the contest thread for three weeks!

Fiber Events

Fiber Revival Aug 13, Spencer Peirce Little Farm, Newbury, MA
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

Jul 06 2016

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Episode 255: Cornucopia of Crochet

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This week's WIPs include the Indigo Frost poncho, Jedi the Giraffe, a granny square pot holder, toe-up striped socks and Flutterby socks Sheila is finishing for a friend. No FOs this week, but Sheila finished one sock. Baubles and Bling include a Sucre Sucre progress marker and Dyeabolical Targhee sock in the Mint to Be watercolor striping colorway. Don't forget to play in our Knit My Skirt contest!! Winner will be drawn next week.

Shout Outs:

The New KAL/CAL is based on YELLOW!  Do any project with at least 50% yellow yarn.

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:

Jedi the Curious Giraffe by Heidi Bears in Anne Geddes baby yarn

Indigo Frost Poncho by Isabell Kraemer in Dream in Color Classy in the In Vino Veritas colorway.

Sheila is working on:

Generic Toe-Up socks in Fishknits self-striping yarn in the Fuji Fight Like A Girl colorway, which Sheila has renamed "Running on Recycled Parts" because green is for organ donation.

Granny square cotton dish cloth

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished one toe-up striped sock and reknit a BMFA Flutterby sock in the Seascape colorway for a friend.

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy plans to knit a sweater in a few months, and will probably start some socks.

Sheila plans to finish what she has on the needles.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Sucre Sucre Miniatures Hostess cupcake progress marker

Wendy won:

Dyeabolical Yarns Targhee sock in the Mint to Be watercolor stripes colorway

Gossip & Innuendo:

Fiber Events

Fiber Revival Aug 13, Spencer Peirce Little Farm, Newbury, MA
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

Jun 13 2016

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Episode 254: Master of PHDs

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This week's WIPs include Jedi the Giraffe, Indigo Frost poncho, Ex Tempore shawl, vanilla ankle socks and vanilla toe-up socks. No dates to rate, but Wendy finished a lot of little African Flower motifs for the giraffe. We announce the winner of the May BMFA KAL/CAL and we review the new XRX book Knit My Skirt.

Shout Outs:

The New KAL/CAL is based on YELLOW!  Do any project with at least 50% yellow yarn.

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:

Jedi the Curious Giraffe by Heidi Bears in Anne Geddes baby yarn

Indigo Frost Poncho by Isabell Kraemer in Dream in Color Classy in the In Vino Veritas colorway.

Ex tempore shawl by Briony Singleton

Sheila is working on:

Generic cuff down shorty sock in cotton yarn

Generic To-Upsocks in Fishknits self-striping yarn in the Fuji Fight Like A Girl colorway, which Sheila has renamed "Running on Recycled Parts" because green is for organ donation.

Rate Your Date:

None this week, although Wendy finished a ton of African Violet motifs for her Giraffe.

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy plans to knit a sweater in a few months, and will probably start some socks.

Sheila plans to finish what she has on the needles.

Baubles & Bling:

Nothing this week.

Gossip & Innuendo:

BOOK REVIEW:

We reviewed a new XRX book, Knit My Skirt by Candace Eisner Strick.  It is available on the XRX website and also on Amazon!

We both really liked this book.  The concept is simple:  this book teaches you how to make a custom-fitting skirt and how to add an undergarment to give it structure.  The patterns are sorted by construction:  bottom up, top down and side to side.  There really is something for everyone in the variety of designs.  We didn't like some styles and we loved others.  There are definitely some skirts that need a slender figure, but there were also plenty that would work on larger sizes.  The fact that you customize your skirt makes it way more likely the end product will be flattering!

This book is well written and includes a lot of great extras.  There is a history of the skirt that we both really enjoyed reading.  The photography is great and each pattern shows a lot of views of the skirt so you can see the garment as a whole but also see close-ups of important features.  We love a book with plenty of good photos!  It includes the usual features like a stitch guide and instructions, and the e-book also has hyperlinks to the patterns from the index, which is a another feature we both love.  There's even a clever section explaining why you NEED a knit skirt, and providing a counterargument to all the reasons you don't think you want one.  If you are interested in knitting a different kind of garment and learning how to make it your exact size, this is a great book for you.  It is probably best suited to intermediate knitters and above, but an enthusiastic beginner could definitely tackle some of the patterns.

Fiber Events

Fiber Revival Aug 13, Spencer Peirce Little Farm, Newbury, MA
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

Jun 08 2016

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Episode 253: Catjacked Again!

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This week's WIPs include Ex Tempore shawl, Indigo Frost poncho, Jedi the Giraffe, Cuff down shorty socks, Toe Up generic socks and CBD Fudge Neckcessory. FOs include toe-up Patons Kroy socks. No knitting related Baubles and Bling this year. We will be reviewing a new book from XRX called "Knit My Skirt" next week, so stay tuned!

Shout Outs:

The New KAL/CAL is based on YELLOW!  Do any project with at least 50% yellow yarn.

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:

Jedi the Curious Giraffe by Heidi Bears in Anne Geddes baby yarn

Indigo Frost Poncho by Isabell Kraemer in Dream in Color Classy in the In Vino Veritas colorway.

Ex tempore shawl by Briony Singleton

Sheila is working on:

Generic cuff down shorty sock in cotton yarn

CBD Fudge Neckcessory by Deborah Tomasello in CBD Metallic Spice from her new yarn line.

Generic To-Upsocks in Fishknits self-striping yarn in the Fuji Fight Like A Girl colorway, which Sheila has renamed "Running on Recycled Parts" because green is for organ donation.

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

Generic Patons Kroy socks.

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy plans to knit a sweater in a few months, and will probably start some socks.

Sheila plans to knit a sockhead beanie.

Baubles & Bling:

Nothing this week.

Gossip & Innuendo:

We will be reviewing a new XRX book, Knit My Skirt by Candace Eisner Strick next week.  We will also have a contest to win this book, so stay tuned!

Fiber Events

Maine Fiber Frolic Jun 6-7, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, ME
Fiber Revival TBA
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

May 30 2016

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Episode 252: Biohazard Yarn

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This week we review Stephannie Tallent's new Craftsy class! WIPs include Jedi the Giraffe, Indigo Frost, Ex tempore shawl and vanilla socks. FOs include Atomic Blender socks and one vanilla sock. Featured Baubles and Bling is a bag from Tricia Paul Designs.

Shout Outs:

The New KAL/CAL is based on YELLOW!  Do any project with at least 50% yellow yarn.

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.

This week, we review Stephannie Tallent's new Craftsy class!  See below for a summary review.

On The Dance Card:
Wendy is working on:

Jedi the Curious Giraffe by Heidi Bears in Anne Geddes baby yarn

Indigo Frost Poncho by Isabell Kraemer in Dream in Color Classy in the In Vino Veritas colorway.

Ex tempore shawl by Briony Singleton

Sheila is working on:

Generic cuff down sock

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

Atomic Blender socks.  Design will be out this week.

Sheila also finished a generic cuff down sock.

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

If the crocheted toy goes well, Wendy my try another of these patterns.

Sheila has chosen her next skin of BMFA and will knit socks.

Baubles & Bling:

Sheila purchased:

bag from Tricia Paul Designs

Gossip & Innuendo:

REVIEW:

Wendy watched the new Craftsy course by Stephannie Tallent:  Custom Colorworks Techniques:  Mitts.  This is a great course if you want to take your knitting from following patterns as written (and always being a little disappointed by the outcome) to customizing everything about a project.  Not only will this teach you how to customize an existing mitt pattern, but it will give you the skills to design your own pattern and to begin to learn how to customize everything that you knit.

The class is packed with extras that can really help up your knitting game.  For those who dread chart reading, there is a nice section on how to read charts to give you a leg up.  There is also a great section on the color wheel and how to select colors that go well together.  I think this is a key skill that everyone could use.  You will also learn how to use knitter's graph paper (and where to source it), how to do the necessary math calculations for the project, and how to get inspired to create your own pattern motifs.  As with all Craftsy classes, you will get downloadable class materials that you can refer to again and again while doing future projects.  And Stephanie is there to answer any questions that you post on the class as you go along.

I would not recommend this class for beginning knitters unless you are very adventurous.  You will at least need to know stockinette, garter, knitting in the round, stranded colorwork, increases/decreases and chart reading (although you can learn about charts in the handy tutorial).  At the end of this class you will have a perfectly fitting pair of mitts in colors you love with the design of your choice!  And this could be the beginning of you modifying patterns to suit what YOU want instead of settling for what the designer likes.  Two thumbs up!

Fiber Events

Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair May 28-29, Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA
Maine Fiber Frolic Jun 6-7, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, ME
Fiber Revival TBA
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

May 23 2016

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Episode 251: Business As Usual

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This week's WIPs include Atomic Blender socks, Ex Tempore shawl, and Indigo Frost poncho. FOs include Opal yarn socks in the Harry Potter colorway, 1 Atomic Blender sock and one felt slipper. Featured Baubles and Bling include a birthday bag of recovery goodies for Wendy from Sheila, Hamamelis Shawl pattern by Kristin Kapur, Fireflies Rising Shawl pattern and Summertide Shawl pattern by Helen Stewart. We also got donations this week! Thank you!

Shout Outs:

Mar/Apr KAL/CAL prizes are drawn this week!  We will post the new KAL/CAL next week.

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.  Because she was unable to record today, she will draw a winner in the next episode.

On The Dance Card:
Wendy is working on:

Indigo Frost Poncho by Isabell Kraemer in Dream in Color Classy in the In Vino Veritas colorway.

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Atomic Blender socks in Dyeabolical Yarn Targhee sock in the Atomic Blender colorway.  Pattern will be available soon.

This Way That Way socks by Mina Philipp in Knitpicks Felici in the Teacup colorway.

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy plans to knit the Extempore shawl by Briony Singleton in Freia Handpaints Metropolis gradient.  She also plans to knit the Pebble Beach shawl  by Helen Stewart.  These will both be great recovery shawls.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

The Lemonade Shop Yarns fingering weight in the Disco Hippo colorway

Gossip & Innuendo:

Wendy drew the KAL/CAL winners this week.  She will post a 50% off code in the group for those who wish to purchase Stephannie Tallent's Craftsy class.  Her review of the class will be in the next episode.

Fiber Events
Maryland Sheep and Wool May 7-8, Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool May 14-15, Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield, NH
Rhode Island Wool and Fiber Festival May 16, Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol, RI
Webs Annual Tent Sale May 14-15, Webs, Northampton, MA
Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair May 28-29, Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA
Maine Fiber Frolic Jun 6-7, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, ME
Fiber Revival TBA
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

May 16 2016

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Episode 250: Alone Again, Naturally

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This week's WIP is the Indigo Frost poncho. FOs include Atomic Blender and This Way That Way socks. Featured Baubles and Bling is yarn from The Lemonade Shop. Wendy draws winners of the bi-monthly KAL and announces a code to get Stephannie Tallent's Craftsy class for 50% off! Wendy will review that class in the next episode.

Shout Outs:

Mar/Apr KAL/CAL prizes are drawn this week!  We will post the new KAL/CAL next week.

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.  Because she was unable to record today, she will draw a winner in the next episode.

On The Dance Card:
Wendy is working on:

Indigo Frost Poncho by Isabell Kraemer in Dream in Color Classy in the In Vino Veritas colorway.

Rate Your Date:

Wendy finished:

Atomic Blender socks in Dyeabolical Yarn Targhee sock in the Atomic Blender colorway.  Pattern will be available soon.

This Way That Way socks by Mina Philipp in Knitpicks Felici in the Teacup colorway.

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Wendy plans to knit the Extempore shawl by Briony Singleton in Freia Handpaints Metropolis gradient.  She also plans to knit the Pebble Beach shawl  by Helen Stewart.  These will both be great recovery shawls.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

The Lemonade Shop Yarns fingering weight in the Disco Hippo colorway

Gossip & Innuendo:

Wendy drew the KAL/CAL winners this week.  She will post a 50% off code in the group for those who wish to purchase Stephannie Tallent's Craftsy class.  Her review of the class will be in the next episode.

Fiber Events
Maryland Sheep and Wool May 7-8, Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool May 14-15, Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield, NH
Rhode Island Wool and Fiber Festival May 16, Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol, RI
Webs Annual Tent Sale May 14-15, Webs, Northampton, MA
Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair May 28-29, Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA
Maine Fiber Frolic Jun 6-7, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, ME
Fiber Revival TBA
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

May 09 2016

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Episode 249: 10th Time's The Charm

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This week's WIPs include Atomic Blender socks, generic cuff down socks and This Way That Way socks. That's a lot of socks! FOs include cotton footie socks, Atomic Blender socks and one This Way That Way socks. Featured Baubles and Bling include Rock and String Creations sock yarn in the Miss Congeniality colorway, Freia Fine Handpaints in the Metropolis colorway, and Knitter's Pride Cubics needles.

Shout Outs:

Mar/Apr KAL/CAL will be to knit with variegated yarn!  Trying digging something out from deep stash!  We will draw two winners during the first episode in May.

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.  We will draw the next winner in May.

On The Dance Card:
Wendy is working on:

This Way That Way socks by Mina Philipp in Knitpicks Felici in the Teacup colorway.

Sheila is working on:

Be My Valentine Socks by the Cozy Knitter in unlabeled cotton sock yarn.  She will not be using the cable pattern, just the gusset and heel combo.

Atomic Blender socks in BMFA mill end.

CBD Fudge Neckcessory by Deborah Tomasello in CBD Metallic Spice from her new yarn line (which we reviewed last episode).

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

One Atomic Blender sock.

Be My Valentine Socks by the Cozy Knitter in unlabeled cotton sock yarn.  She did not use the cable pattern, just the gusset and heel combo on a footie sock.

Wendy finished:

Atomic Blender socks in Dyeabolical Yarn Targhee sock in the Atomic Blender colorway.  Pattern will be available when the sample socks are knit.

One This Way That Way sock.

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Sheila will knit socks.

Wendy needs to finish her current WIPs..

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Freia Fine Handpaints sport gradient in the Metropolis colorway

Rock and String Creations self-striping yarn in the Miss Congeniality colorway

Sheila purchased:

Various sizes of Knitter's Pride Cubics needles

Gossip & Innuendo:

Fiber Events
Connecticut Sheep and Wool Apr 30, Tolland Agricultural Center, Vernon/Rockville, CT
Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival Apr 30, Gore Place, Waltham MA
Maryland Sheep and Wool May 7-8, Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool May 14-15, Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield, NH
Rhode Island Wool and Fiber Festival May 16, Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol, RI
Webs Annual Tent Sale May 14-15, Webs, Northampton, MA
Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair May 28-29, Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA
Maine Fiber Frolic Jun 6-7, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, ME
Fiber Revival TBA
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

May 03 2016

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Episode 248: Is It Candid Camera?

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This week's WIPs include Indigo Frost Poncho, Atomic Blender Socks, Toe-up ankle socks, and CBD Fudge Neckcessory. We had two PHD's: one Atomic Blender sock and one ankle sock. Baubles and bling this week included a bag and notions from Knittingsmybag, Sockotta gifted to Sheila by a viewer and a miniature LL Bean bag. We also announce an upcoming Craftsy class review and a contest being held by designer Stephannie Tallent to win the class for free!

Shout Outs:

Mar/Apr KAL/CAL will be to knit with variegated yarn!  Trying digging something out from deep stash!  We will draw two winners during the first episode in May.

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.  We will draw the next winner in May.

We will also be reviewing a new Craftsy class by designer Stephannie Tallent called "Custom Colorwork Techniques:  Mitts" which will roll out around May 2.  Stephannie is holding a contest HERE up until the class release date where you can win the class for free!  Once the class is live, we will review it on the show and have a 50% coupon code for our viewers.  So, if you haven't checked out Craftsy yet, this is a good opportunity to do it.

On The Dance Card:
Wendy is working on:

Indigo Frost Poncho by Isabell Kraemer in Dream in Color Classy in the In Vino Veritas colorway with scraps for the color work.

Atomic Blender socks in Dyeabolical Yarn Targhee sock in the Atomic Blender colorway.  Pattern will be available when the sample socks are knit.

Sheila is working on:

Be My Valentine Socks by the Cozy Knitter in unlabeled cotton sock yarn.  She will not be using the cable pattern, just the gusset and heel combo.

Atomic Blender socks in BMFA mill end.

CBD Fudge Neckcessory by Deborah Tomasello in CBD Metallic Spice from her new yarn line (which we reviewed last episode).

Rate Your Date:

Sheila finished:

One ankle sock.

Wendy finished:

One Atomic Blender sock.

Whirlwind Romance:

Nothing

Future Dates:

Sheila will knit something (possibly the Simple Skyp Socks  by Adrienne Ku with her BMFA yarn of the month, a mill end in purple and blue.

Wendy needs to finish her current WIPs and will definitely cast on another sock.

Baubles & Bling:

Wendy purchased:

Bag and notions from Knittingsmybag.

Sheila received:

Sockotta Yarn from a viewer

A miniature LL Bean bag that Wendy bought her for Christmas but lost until this week!

Gossip & Innuendo:

Fiber Events
Connecticut Sheep and Wool Apr 30, Tolland Agricultural Center, Vernon/Rockville, CT
Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival Apr 30, Gore Place, Waltham MA
Maryland Sheep and Wool May 7-8, Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool May 14-15, Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield, NH
Rhode Island Wool and Fiber Festival May 16, Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol, RI
Webs Annual Tent Sale May 14-15, Webs, Northampton, MA
Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair May 28-29, Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA
Maine Fiber Frolic Jun 6-7, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, ME
Fiber Revival TBA
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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