Episode 86: A FO, a HO and a missing Skein!!

Show Notes: November 15, 2014

Thank you to returning viewers and welcome to new viewers.  We love doing the show and love even more the support you have given us in our adventure(s).

Sue a.k.a. Craftyknitter7 on Ravelry

Lynne a.k.a Tollbaby on Ravelry

FO’S

Sue:

Barn Raising Blanket Square
Out of KirbyWirby yarn in the Lost Ben Linus colourway on size 2.75 mm (US2)

Lynne:

HO: Socks for Rob, Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee out of Spud and Chloe yarn in teal on size 2.5 mm (US1.5)

Hexiflats by Tiny Owl Knits out of scrap sock yarn on size 3.0 mm (US 2.5)

On the Needles:

Sue:

Guston Sweater by Ann Budd out of SMC Northern Wool with Tweeds on size 4.5 mm (US7)

Vanilla sock- Basic Ribbed Sock by Kate Atherley out of Lollipop yarn Urban Myth colorway on size 2.75 (US 2)

Barn Raising Blanket Square out of Blue Moon Fibre Arts in the Hobbit Garden colorway (with silk) on size 2.75 (US2)

Lynne:

Socks for Rob, Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee out of Spud and Chloe yarn in teal on size 2.5 mm (US1.5)

Flax sweater by Tin Can Knits out of Patons North America Canadiana Solids on size 4mm (US6) 5mm (US8)

Book Review:

We reviewed Interweave’s No-Sew Knits by Kristen TenDyke also KristenTenDyke on Ravelry. A really nice book with lots of good pattern details, photos, modifications and much more, it has something for just about everyone. If you have not yet knit a sweater and would like a starting place, this is the book for you.

New Magazine Review:

Interweave’s DIY Holiday which is a great new magazine that has a little bit of everything including: Knit, Sew, Crochet, Weaving, Beading and Mixed Media. We are giving away 3 copies, please see the thread in our Ravelry group and follow the prompt for you chance to win a copy.

Giveaway

Doomsday Knits: Projects for the Apocalypse and After by Cooperative press, author Alexandra Tinsley. We are giving away a copy, please see the thread in our Ravelry group and follow the prompt for you chance to win an E copy.

Coupon Codes:

1) Elysa Jane a.k.a. Yarnmugger on Etsy has kindly offered our viewers 15% off any order.

Coupon Code: TTS15 Expires: Nov 30, 2014

Here are the link to her shop

2) Darlene a.k.a. Bags By Awesome Grannie has kindly offered an ongoing coupon code to our viewers for 10% off any order.

Coupon Code: 2TS10

Here is a link to her shop

Podcasts you should take a look at:

Audio:

Down Cellar Studio with Jen who is BostonJen, great podcast and lots of fun stuff going on in Rav group. She is also an amazing designer, you should go check her out.

Video:

Bakery Bears with Kay bryonybear and Dan ObiwanKnitter a husband/wife duo who knit amazing things and I just love the vibe they have and I love when Dan shouts out people’s names and asks WHAT’S ON YOUR NEEDLES!!! Dan also love Star Wars and Lego!

Dancing Geek with James DancingGeek who is from the UK and I love his enthusiasm and the stories….just a really fun podcast.

Suburban Stitcher with Dianne dbbstitch who sometimes has Cherie from KirbyWirby on as a co-host, they are a hoot together and love seeing what is on Dianne’s needles, she is an amazing knitter and she also designs project bags. I got to meet Dianne at Rhinebeck this year.

Stockinette Zombies with Megan justrunknit and Amy jknitma, this duo is really fun to watch, amazing knitters, designers and have all kinds of things going on all the time, got to finally meet Amy this year at Rhinebeck and I met Megan a second time at Stitches MidWest. I forgot to get a photo, maybe next time.

Episode 85: Let it Snow!!

Show Notes: November 8, 2014

Thank you to returning viewers and welcome to new viewers.  We love doing the show and love even more the support you have given us in our adventure(s).

Sue a.k.a. Craftyknitter7 on Ravelry

Kari a.k.a. JadedKnitter on Ravelry

Lynne a.k.a Tollbaby on Ravelry

FO’S

Sue:

2 Barn Raising Blanket Squares
Out of Cantrix yarn on size 2.75 mm (US2)
Our of Kirby Wirby yarn in the Game of Thrones Colorway on size 2.75 mm (US2)

Kari:

Shapely Boyfriend Sweater by Stephanie Japel out of Tanis Green Label on size 5 mm (US8)

On The Needles:

Sue:

Guston Sweater by Ann Budd out of SMC Northern Wool with Tweeds on size 4.5 mm (US7)

Vanilla sock- Basic Ribbed Sock by Kate Atherley out of Lollipop yarn Urban Myth colorway on size 2.75 (US 2)

Kari:

Myrna Sweater by Andi Satterlund out of Miss Babs Yowza What a skein in the Smurf and Turf colorway on size 5 mm (US8)

Socks, new design by Kari in Knittyandcolor Pandora’s Aquarium sparkle base on size 2.25 mm (US1). If you are interested in doing a test knit please contact Kari a.k.a. JadedKnitter and send a pm on Rav!

Lynne:

Socks for Rob, Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee out of Spud and Chloe yarn in teal on size 2.5 mm (US1.5)

Flax sweater by Tin Can Knits out of Patons North America Canadiana Solids on size 4mm (US6) 5mm (US8)

Book Review:

Doomsday Knits : Projects for the Apocalypse and After by Cooperative press, author Alexandra Tinsley. We are giving away a copy, please see the thread in our Ravelry group and follow the prompt for you chance to win an E copy.

Coupon Codes:

1) Stefanie our awesome friend has been so kind to offer our viewers a coupon code of 10% off on purchase of her sets of luxury mini skeins from her shop Handmade by Stefanie.

Here is the link to her shop!

Coupon code: PUGSROCK (all caps) Expires: Nov 15, 2014

2) Elysa Jane a.k.a. Yarnmugger on Etsy has kindly offered our viewers 15% off any order.

Coupon Code: TTS15 Expires: Nov 30, 2014

Here are the link to her shop

3) Darlene a.k.a. Bags By Awesome Grannie has kindly offered an ongoing coupon code to our viewers for 10% off any order.

Coupon Code: 2TS10

Here is a link to her shop

Podcasts you should take a look at:

Julianna’s Fibre run by our friend Julianna a.k.a. juliannapiglet She is an amazing Indie Dyer and crafter of all the things, she is fun to watch and nice to have local talent.

Little Bobbins Knits with Dani a.k.a. littlebobbins from the UK and love the dog appearances, she is so sweet and I love watching her.

Snappy Stitches with Chrissy a.k.a. chrissythegreat she is also Canadian and from Vancouver B.C. She has a wee one that you sometimes hear in the background.

Knitted Paradise with Lucia a.k.a PearlofthePacific from the Chicago area who has a cat and birds that may sometimes steel the show. I met her at Stitches MidWest at the podcaster meetup. Very sweet and love the lego appearances.

In a Sknit with Kris a.k.a. krisluvswool and Sarah a.k.a. mrsshoo. We met both of these lovely ladies at Stitches MidWest as well. They have a great rapport and I just love watching them.

Stash Enhancement:

Sue received her KickStarter gift for backing Color Me Happy with Courtney a.k.a. StitchesPlease from The Fearless Knitter podcast, she wanted to start her own dyeing business. She has a beautifil little girls and some cats that sometimes steel the show. The yarn is lovely and green so of course I love it. Go check out her shop

Episode 84: Everything but knitting

Show Notes: November 1, 2014

Thank you to returning viewers and welcome to new viewers.  We love doing the show and love even more the support you have given us in our adventure(s).

Sue a.k.a. Craftyknitter7 on Ravelry

Kari a.k.a. JadedKnitter on Ravelry

Lynne a.k.a Tollbaby on Ravelry

Join the craziness this week as we talk about our projects, our Rhinebeck stash and draw for our 800 member prize giveaway and a book review Mitered Squares.

FO’S

Lynne:

Tan House Brook Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde out of Julianna’s Fibre Lucid Dreams in the Harvest Colourway on size 4.5 mm (US7).

On the Needles:

Sue:

Barn Raising Square out of Cantrix yarn on size 2.75 mm (US2)

Vanilla sock- Basic Ribbed Sock by Kate Atherley out of Lollipop yarn Urban Myth colorway on size 2.75 (US 2)

Cross Stitch project by Wee Little Stitches on Etsy

Lynne:

Socks for Rob, Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee out of Spud and Chloe yarn in teal on size 2.5 mm (US1.5)

Flax sweater by Tin Can Knits out of Patons North America Canadiana Solids on size 4mm (US6) 5mm (US8)

Kari:

Tan House Brook Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde out of Three Irish Girls green label in the Love Wins colorway on size 4.5mm (US7)

Maagha Mitts by Heather Desserud out of Lhasa Wilderness in cream and fraser ridge colorways on size 2.25 mm (US1)

Coupon Codes:

1) Stefanie our awesome friend has been so kind to offer our viewers a coupon code of 10% off on purchase of her sets of luxury mini skeins from her shop Handmade by Stefanie.

Here is the link to her shop!

Coupon code: PUGSROCK (all caps) Expires: Nov 15, 2014

2) Elysa Jane a.k.a. Yarnmugger on Etsy has kindly offered our viewers 15% off any order.

Coupon Code: TTS15 Expires: Nov 30, 2014

Here are the link to her shop

3) Darlene a.k.a. Bags By Awesome Grannie has kindly offered an ongoing coupon code to our viewers for 10% off any order.

Coupon Code: 2TS10

Here is a link to her shop

November is NaKniSweMo 2014 (National Knit a Sweater in a Month) so those who plan on joining there is a thread in the Ottawa Ravellers Group and the main group is here.

Fall KAL winners are: Linda lmecoll for the bag from Awesomegrannie and the yarn/bag from Stockinette Zombies is Sheila knitnginthemitten

Episode 83: Rhinebeck Attack of the Fluffies!!

Show Notes: October 25, 2014

Thank you to returning viewers and welcome to new viewers.  We love doing the show and love even more the support you have given us in our adventure(s).

Sue a.k.a. Craftyknitter7 on Ravelry

Kari a.k.a. JadedKnitter on Ravelry

Lynne a.k.a Tollbaby on Ravelry

Join the craziness this week as we talk about our projects, our Rhinebeck stash and draw for our 800 member prize giveaway and a book review Mitered Squares.

Errata: The book we reviewed was not published by Cooperative Press as I stated on the podcast, it is by Jill Bigelow-Suttell & Jane Bigelow.

Show Notes:

FO’S

Sue:

Crochet Eternity Cowl for daughter out of Bernat Roving on size 6.5 crochet hook.

Barn Raising Blanket Square by Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown out of Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in the Brighten colorway.

Poking around on the Needles:

Sue:

Barn Raising Square out of Cantrix yarn on size 2.75 mm (US2)

Cross Stitch project by Wee Little Stitches on Etsy

Kari:

Shapely Boyfriend Sweater by Stephanie Japel out of Tanis Green Label on size 5 mm (US8)

Lynne:

Provence Cabled Pullover by Classic Elite Yarns out of Berroco Comfort DK on size 3.25 mm (US3) size 4 mm (US6)

Tan House Brook Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde out of Julianna’s Fibre Lucid Dreams in the Harvest Colourway on size 4.5 mm (US7).

Socks for Rob, Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee out of Spud and Chloe yarn in teal on size 2.5 mm (US1.5)

Fall KAL going on in the group, see separate thread for details and prizes.

Red Barn Yarn – name that yarn contest going on see separate thread for details.

Coupon Codes:

1) Stefanie our awesome friend has been so kind to offer our viewers a coupon code of 10% off on purchase of her sets of luxury mini skeins.

Coupon code: PUGSROCK (all caps)      Expires: Nov 15, 2014                                     Here is the link to her shop!

2) Elysa Jane a.k.a. Yarnmugger on Etsy has kindly offered our viewers 15% off any order.

Coupon Code: TTS15      Expires: Nov 30, 2014                                                                Here are the link to her shop

Rhinebeck Recap, we went over our purchases and the restaurants we went to over the weekend.

 

 

Episode 82: The Pugisode!

Episode 81: Lynne Steals the Show!!

Show Notes: October 11, 2014

Thank you to returning viewers and welcome to new viewers.  We love doing the show and love even more the support you have given us in our adventure(s).

Sue a.k.a. Craftyknitter7 on Ravelry

Kari a.k.a. JadedKnitter on Ravelry

Lynne a.k.a Tollbaby on Ravelry

FO’S

Lynne:

Cool Clavicle Cover by Megan Williams in Bittersweet Woolery yarn on size 5mm (US8)

Contemporary dishcloth by Deb Buckingham in Handycrafter cotton on size 5mm (US8)

Etoile hat by Linda Irving-Bell out of Bijou Spun by Bijou Basin Ranch Lhasa Wilderness (75/25 Yak & Bamboo) on size 3.5 mm (US4)

Kari:

Owls sweater by Kate Davies out of Cascade 128 on size 6.5 (US 10.5)

Poking Around on the Needles:

Lynne:

Flax Sweater for her son by Tincanknits our of Patons Canadiana on size 4 (US7) size 5 (US8)

Tan House Brook Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde out of Julianna’s Fibre Lucid Dreams in the Harvest Colourway

Linen Stitch scarf out of scraps on size 4 mm (US6)

Virginia dishcloth by Deb Buckingham out of Handycrafter Cotton on size 5 mm (US8)

Provence Cabled Pullover by Classic Elite Yarns out of Berroco Comfort DK on size 3.25 mm (US3) size 4 mm (US6)

Kari:

Shapely Boyfriend Sweater by Stephanie Japel out of Tanis Green Label on size 5 mm (US8)

Sue:

Crochet Eternity Cowl for daughter out of Bernat Roving on size 6.5 crochet hook.

Vanilla sock- Basic Ribbed Sock by Kate Atherley out of Lol

Cashmere Ribbed Hat by Jessica K. out of Bijou Basin Bijou Spun by Bijou Basin Ranch Himalayan Trail (75/25 Yak & Merino) on size 3.5 mm (US4)

Fall KAL going on in the group, see separate thread for details and prizes.

Red Barn Yarn – name that yarn contest going on see separate thread for details.

Stash, Sue had some yarn, bags and Lynne had a book!

RHINEBECK next week, Sue and Lynne will be going with Elizabeth riizu and Krystal krys5797 so Kari will record an episode with the pug!

If you are going to Rhinebeck, there is a podcaster meetup on the hill by the entrance at 1 pm Saturday, stop by to see everyone.

Episode 80: Pirates and Stash and Cows Oh My!

Show Notes: September 27, 2014

Thank you to returning viewers and welcome to new viewers.  We love doing the show and love even more the support you have given us in our adventure(s).

Sue a.k.a. Craftyknitter7 on Ravelry

Kari a.k.a. JadedKnitter on Ravelry

Lynne a.k.a Tollbaby on Ravelry

FO’s

Sue:

Bonk by Susan Claudino out of unknown yarn on size 3mm

Lynne:

Ella Mae by Deb Buckingham out of the Dishcloth Diva Knits On. Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in the Sage Green colorway on 5mm (size 8) needles.

Tardis Toque by Emknits  which she test knit out of Cascade 220 in blue and white on size 3.75 (US5) 4.5 (US)

Poking around on the Needles:

Sue:

French Cancan by Mademoiselle C out of Three Irish Girls in the Giving Tree colourway on size 4mm (US6)

Kari:

Owls sweater by Kate Davies out of Cascade 128 on size 6.5 (US10.5)

Big Bird Socks using usual vanilla sock pattern, in Valley Yarns on size 2.25mm (US1)

Lynne:

Cool Clavicle Cover by Megan Williams in Bittersweet Woolery yarn on size 5mm (US8)

Contemporary dishcloth by Deb Buckingham in Handycrafter cotton on size 5mm (US8)

Giveaways:

Fastenation Studios buttons – knitnginthemitten Sheila from Saint Clair Shores, MI
Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn – darjil Darla from Whitby, ON Canada

Stash Enhancements:

Lynne reviewed a bag she just purchased from a local company called My Stow n Tow
Very well made quality bags, go check them out!

Lynne and Sue both purchased yarn from a local dyer called Julianna’s Fibre. Juliannapiglet on Ravelry, Julianna has an amazing sense for colour and is always coming up with amazing things. If you don’t have any of her yarn you really need some!

Stefanie stefaniegrrr from Stitchcraft Marketing sent us each a skein of Bijou Basin Ranch yarn to try out and review. We cannot wait to knit it up, so soft and squishy!

Prize from Darlene from Bags Awesome Grannie for our KAL. Check out her bags they are AMAZING, thanks again Darlene awesomegrannie. She has a coupon code til October 1, 2014 2TG10 will get you 10% off your purchase.

Fall KAL going on in the group, see separate thread for details and prizes.

Red Barn Yarn – name that yarn contest going on see separate thread for details

Episode 79: The Sue Show

Show Notes: September 20, 2014 

Thank you to returning viewers and welcome to new viewers.  We love doing the show and love even more the support you have given us in our adventure(s).

Sue a.k.a. Craftyknitter7 on Ravelry

Kari a.k.a. JadedKnitter on Ravelry

Lynne a.k.a Tollbaby on Ravelry

FO’s

Kari:

Pop Of Cherries sample knit KP out of KP Capra on size 3.5mm (US4)

Poking around on the Needles:

Sue:

French Cancan by Mademoiselle C out of Three Irish Girls in the Giving Tree colorway on size 4mm (US6)

Vanilla socks by Kate Atherly for my husband out of Lollipop yarn in the Urban Myth colorway on size 2.75mm (US2)

Bonk by Susan Claudino out of unknown yarn on size 3mm

Lynne:

Cool Clavicle Cover out of Bittersweet Woolery in the Guilty Pleasures base Pressed Petals colorway on size 5mm (US8)

Ella Mae by Deb Buckingham out of the Dishcloth Diva Knits On. Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in the Sage Green colorway on 5mm (size 8) needles.

Other Things:

Giveaways:

Red Sock Blue Sock yarn (see separate Rav thread)
Fastenation Studio (see separate Rav thread)

Contest with Red Barn Yarn and Love of Knitting Magazine (see separate Rav thread)

Episode 78: The FO Show

Show Notes: September 13, 2014 

Thank you to returning viewers and welcome to new viewers.  We love doing the show and love even more the support you have given us in our adventure(s).

Sue a.k.a. Craftyknitter7 on Ravelry

Kari a.k.a. JadedKnitter on Ravelry

Lynne a.k.a Tollbaby on Ravelry

FO’s

Lynne:

Crochet Blanket out of Red Heart Super Saver yarn in the Camo, Thyme and Black colorway on size 6mm hook.

Vanilla socks A good Plain sock pattern by Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee for her dad in Bernat Sox in the Desert Storm colorway (discontinued) on size 3.25 mm (US3)

Nellie washcloth out of Dishcloth Diva Knits on by Deb Buckingham out of Bernat on size 5mm (US8)

Sue:

Betty Dishcloth out of the book Dishcloth Diva Knits On by Deb Buckingham out of Sugar and Cream yarn on size 4.5 mm (US7)

Kari:

Cool Clavicle Cover by Megan Williams out of Haunted Vynard on sizei 5mm (US8)

What’s Poking around on the Needles:

Sue:

French Cancan by Mademoiselle C out of Three Irish Girls in the Giving Tree colorway on size 4mm (US6)

Vanilla socks by Kate Atherly for my husband out of Lollipop yarn in the Urban Myth colorway on size 2.75mm (US2)

Kari:

Pop Of Cherries sample knit KP out of KP Capra on size 3.5mm (US3)

Concord Jacket by Donna Kay out of Cascade 220 Sport on size 3.25mm (US3)

Lynne:

Cool Clavicle Cover out of Bittersweet Woolery in the Guilty Pleasures base Pressed Petals colorway on size 5mm (US8)

Other Things:

Winner of the Cowl by Paula from Knitting Pipeline is mulhol

Winner of the bag set by Awesomegrannie is mommasee

 

Stash Enhancements:

We went to the Almont Fibre Festival and brought back a couple of nice things!!

Sue bought a turkish spindle from judyKavanagh and some fibre which is really nice. She sells many kinds of spindles and you can visit her website here

Sue also bought some yarn from Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn who’s owner is Ashley AshleysKnitts, got some DK in the Bar Lime colorway and I cannot wait to cast it on it is so soft and squishy.

Lynne bought a braid from Judy as well.

Lynne also bought 4 large bumps of wool from Windblest Farm which is really nice. Visit their webiste here

 

Episode 77: Basement

Show Notes: September 6, 2014 , 2014

Thank you to returning viewers and welcome to new viewers.  We love doing the show and love even more the support you have given us in our adventure(s).

Sue a.k.a. Craftyknitter7 on Ravelry

Kari a.k.a. JadedKnitter on Ravelry

Lynne a.k.a Tollbaby on Ravelry

FO’s

Sue:

Noodle by Susan Claudino out of Dragonfly Fibers yarn on size 3mm

Test knit a hat for conniecaps called Maia out of Patons Classic Merino in Peacock on size 4.5mm (US7)

Washcloth called All Washed Up by Jill Knit It free pattern on Ravelry on size 4.5 mm (US7)

What’s Poking around on the Needles

Sue:

Vanilla socks by Kate Atherly for my husband out of Lollipop yarn in the Urban Myth colorway on size 2.75mm (US2)

Betty Dishcloth out of the book Dishcloth Diva Knits On by Deb Buckingham out of Sugar and Cream yarn on size 4.5 mm (US7)

Kari:

Neutrals Dishcloth out of the Dishcloth Diva book by Deb Buckingham out of KP Dishie on size 4.5mm (US7)

Easter Socks, plain vanilla out of DGB Confetti 100 Superwash on size 2.25 (US1)

Cool Clavicle Cover by Megan Williams out of Cloudlover Haunted Vynard on size 5mm (US8)

Lynne:

Crochet Blanket out of Red Heart Super Saver yarn in the Camo, Thyme and Black colorway on size 6mm hook.

Olive Branch Shawl by Library Paste out of Handmaiden Mini Maiden on size 3.75 (US5)