Episode 90: Pug in a ball pit!!

Show Notes: December 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

Lynne a.k.a Tollbaby on Ravelry

** Disclaimer, no actual pug in ball pit content.

Show Notes:

FO’s:

Lynne:

A mitten Basic Children Mitt by Elizabeth Durand out of Schachenmayr SMC Colourful #80 on size 5mm (US8)

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).

HO: Skye’s poncho, based on the Stolen Moments Wrap by Amy Swenson, knit out of Patons Melody in High Energy on size 15mm (US19) needles.

Sue:

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

Poking around on the Needles:

Lynne:

Skye’s poncho, based on the Stolen Moments Wrap by Amy Swenson, knit out of Patons Melody in High Energy on size 15mm (US19) needles.

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

Sue:

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

Barn Raising Square out of Estelle Cadenza yarn on size 2.75 mm (US2). Pattern is by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie out of Knit Along book.

Stash Enhancements:

Sue received yarn from a sale for Black Friday from Blad Dye Works on Etsy, two skeins of Merino DK weight.

Sue bought yarn from Webs to make an infinity cowl for a friend.

Holiday Gift-Along:

We are doing a pattern gift along, see the ravelry group for more details if you would like to participate. No shipping involved so really easy to participate.

Coupon Code:

Ongoing coupon code from Darlene a.k.a. AwesomeGrannieBags by Awesome Grannie , use code 2TS10 for 10% off your order.

Podcasts:

Penguin Soup with Ginny a.k.a. PenguinSoup, she is Canadian from Winnipeg, she is really interesting to watch and she also dyes some AMAZING yarn, so go check out her shop!!

Minerva Turkey Podcast with Shannon a.k.a. MinervaTurkey she is from Florida and is fairly new and has some great segments in her show and is one heck of an enabler ha ha!!

Fearless Knitter with Courtney a.k.a. StitchesPlease she has the cutest little girl Chayenne and has also started a dyeing business called Color Me Happy.

Episode 89: Babble Much!!

Show Notes: December 6, 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:

Barn Raising Blanket Square out of Blue Moon Fibre Arts in the Hobbit Garden colorway (with silk) on size 2.75 (US2). Pattern is by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie out of Knit Along book

Lynne:

HO: A mitten Basic Children Mitt by Elizabeth Durand out of Schachenmayr SMC Colourful #80 on size 5mm (US8)

Kari:

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

Poking around on the Needles:

Sue:

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

Barn Raising Square out of Estelle Cadenza yarn on size 2.75 mm (US2). Pattern is by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie out of Knit Along book.

Lynne:

Skye’s poncho, based on the Stolen Moments Wrap by Amy Swenson, knit out of Patons Melody in High Energy on size 15mm (US19) needles.

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

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). She made great progress but forgot the socks at the office so could not show them.

Kari:

Hat she is designing out of Cascade Heritage and Lorna’s Laces yarn, a gift for a friend, knit on size 2.5 (US1.5) and 2.75 (US2)

Product Review:

We reviewed a new product that was sent to us by Claudia from Fiber to Fabric on Etsy. These are for circ needles and help protect the needles when you put them into your project back. She designed these to help from having her wooden needles snap. They are a very good price and I think every knitter should have 1 or 5!!

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Gift Along: We are doing a pattern gift along, see the ravelry group for more details if you would like to participate. No shipping involved so really easy to participate.

Stash Enhancements:

Lynne bought some mini skeins sets from Astraea Meris on Etsy!

Podcasts:

Sue found 2 new Canadian podcast to watch which she enjoyed quite a lot.

The Canadian Knitter Podcast with Sarah a.k.a. TrueCanuckGirl who is from the Toronto area, very fun and her husband knits too and I hope he makes an appearance.

Knitting in Stitches Podcast with Moira a.k.a. moclell from PEI, very funny and she did some out takes at the end of the first episode which were quite funny, I look forward to watching more.

Episode 88: Pugisode Part Deux

Show Notes: November 29, 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).

Kari a.k.a. JadedKnitter on Ravelry

FO:

Kitri (redo) by Lisa Grossman out of Tsarina of Tsock on sizie 2.25 (US1)

Poking around on the Needles:

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

Socks, new design by Kari in Knittyandcolor Pandora’s Aquarium sparkle base on size 2.25 mm (US1)

Episode 87: Two HO’s do not make a FO!!

Show Notes: November 22, 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:

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

HO: Socks, new design by Kari in Knittyandcolor Pandora’s Aquarium sparkle base on size 2.25 mm (US1). Currently being test knit.

HO: Kitri (redo) by Lisa Grossman out of Tsarina of Tsock on sizie 2.25 (US1)

Poking around on the Needles:

Kari:

HO: Socks, new design by Kari in Knittyandcolor Pandora’s Aquarium sparkle base on size 2.25 mm (US1). Currently being test knit.

HO: Kitri (redo) by Lisa Grossman out of Tsarina of Tsock on sizie 2.25 (US1)

Sue:

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)

Test knit for Lucia from Knitted Paradise podcast, out of Posh Emily yarn.

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:

Rustic Modern Knits by Yumiko Alexander and published by Interweave/ F+W. A really well laid out book with a lot of really good pictures, and it is really a pattern book and has a lot of interesting patterns for sure.

Giveaway: Doomsday Knits winner Grammieknitterbug I will let our contact at Cooperative press know to send you your ebook.

Giveaway: DYI Magazine winners angiebella ekaterin4luv monkeysmom1 Please contact Sue via Rav message and leave your address.

Podcasts you should take a look at:

Knit All The Things with Cara a.k.a. carabea she is in the UK and a university student and I really like her content and take on things.

Must Stash with Stacie a.k.a. Freeflower and Steph a.k.a. SupaSteph Stacie is also the dyer behind Must Stash Yarns which are amazing.

KnitWorthy with Brianne a.k.a. BeingBrianne and Linda a.k.a. stoneybrooke a mother daughter duo and I just love them on screen, and I think they are both very talented ladies.

Juniper Grace Tube with Grace a.k.a. JuniperGrace another Canadian podcast that I truly enjoy, right now she is reading through Anne of Green Gables which is my all time fav book from my childhood.

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.