Ep 9: The One That Almost Wasn’t

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Show Notes: September 23, 2012 (actually 20th)

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

You can find us on our Blog, itunes, youtube, Blip by entering Two Tangled Skeins.

You can find us on Ravelry in our group Two Tangled Skeins.

FO’s:

Kari:

Brigit Jacket by Courtney Kelly, knit from the book Vintage Modern Knits.  Yarn is Briggs & Little Regal.  Needles are 5mm (US8).

Sue:

I have a HO (half finished object) first sock of Socks on a Plane for the Knit Me Happy KAL that finishes on Sept. 30th and I want to qualify for prizes…gotta get it done.

Poking Around on the Needles:

Sue: Color Affection by Veera Valimaki, knit our of Cascade Heritage (Creme), Choc Truffle (brown) Wayside Weeds and Wool and Cantrix (green).

Socks on a Plane by Laura Linneman (LaLa) for a KAL with the Knit Me Happy group for Aug/Sept.  This is knit with Three Irish Girls yarn in the Brighton colorway using 2.5 mm (US1.5) needles.

Socks on a Plane by Laura Linneman (LaLa) for a KAL with the Knit Me Happy group for Aug/Sept.  This is knit with Three Irish Girls yarn in the Brighton colorway using 2.5 mm (US1.5) needles.

Kari:

EvenStar Shawl is by Susan Pandorf.  It is knit out of Fleece Artist in the Saldahna Two colorway on 3.25 mm (US4) signature needles.  An inch or so of progress was done on it this week.

Stash Enhancements:

Sue:

One lovely skein from Krystal that she dyed herself called Tink Socky Wocky.

I got an RAK from the group on Rav, a skein of Wollmeise from Sylvie, Thank you so much!

I ordered yarn for Shawn’s sweater….yep permission to order sweater quantity of yarn. Placed it on the Webs site, will show you when it arrives.  It is called Guston and it is an early xmas gift for Shawn which I will start on after we return from Rhinebeck.

Kari:

Received her signature dpn needles and another circular which she plans on using for her sweater once she gets the yarn.  It is called Oranje by Ann Weaver.

Other News/Road Trips:

The Falling Leaves Socks pattern is up, Kari is published now!  WOOT!  Use the coupon code tts1 and you will get $1 off until Oct. 17th, you must be a member of the group to use it.

We have a KAL/CAL starts today Getting Ready for the Cold in our group, please come and join.

RHINEBECK COUNTDOWN: 26 DAYS TO GO!

Thanks for watching!

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Episode 8: The One With Dancing!!!

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Show Notes: September 15, 2012

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

You can find us on our Blog, itunes, youtube, Blip by entering Two Tangled Skeins.

You can find us on Ravelry in our group Two Tangled Skeins.

FO’s

Sue: 16 Sixteen Cable Hat by Circe Celles, knit out of Laines Du Nord, Guinco on size 4mm (US6).  Note: on cable patterens and such, don’t knit it out of variagated yarn because the pattern gets lost and you don’t see it.  I also knit the Thermis out of the same yarn and the yarn does not do the pattern justice at all.

Yarn Review  Not as elaborate as Kari’s reviews, but it was nice to knit with and blocks well.

Kari: Rainbow Aeolian by Elizabeth Freeman, knit out of Noro Sekku on size 3.75 mm (US5).  Note: On thish shawl, this yarn was not the best choice.

Yarn Review:  This was not the best choice of yarns for this pattern, it did not block well, and there is a part that ripped out do the blockage, having any sort of tension while knitting hinders this yarn.

Poking Around on the Needles:

Sue: Color Affection by Veera Valimaki, knit our of Cascade Heritage (Creme), Choc Truffle (brown) Wayside Weeds and Wool and Cantrix (green).

Socks on a Plane by Laura Linneman (LaLa) for a KAL with the Knit Me Happy group for Aug/Sept.  This is knit with Three Irish Girls yarn in the Brighton colorway using 2.5 mm (US1.5) needles.

Kari:

EvenStar Shawl is by Susan Pandorf.  It is knit out of Fleece Artist in the Saldahna Two colorway on 3.25 mm (US4) signature needles.  An inch or so of progress was done on it this week

Brigit Jacket by Courtney Kelly, knit from the book Vintage Modern Knits.  Yarn is Briggs & Little Regal.  Needles are 5mm (US8).  This was finished before she left my house, pics to be posted soon.

On the Wheel:

Kari:  Nothing new, drive band on wheel is broken and

Sue:  Almost finished the BFL, and will be starting the massive green fiber that Kari gave me.

Stash Enhancements:

I forgot to mention this in the show, but I got rid of a bunch of yarn( 17 balls/skeins) and bought one lovely skein from Krystal that she dyed herself called Tink Socky Wocky.

Other News/Road Trips:

We have a KAL/CAL starts today Getting Ready for the Cold in our group, please come and join.  No pressure, post pics, links (cuz we need more patterns)

Rhinebeck is just over a month away, guess I should be booking the hotel soon!!

Episode 7: Where we are sick!

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Show Notes: September 8, 2012

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

You can find us on our Blog, itunes, youtube, Blip by entering Two Tangled Skeins.

You can find us on Ravelry in our group Two Tangled Skeins.

FO’s

Sue:

Magdolna hat by Emily Matisz who is Emknits on Ravelry.  I was one of her test knitters.  This was a quick and easy knit, pattern very well written.  I used Filatura Di Cost Zara in a beautiful green. It was knit on 4.5mm (US6)and 3.5mm (US4).

Yarn Review:  This yarn is very nice to knit with, not splitty at all, blocks well and has great stitch definition.

Kari:

Tourbillon hat by Kris Carlson, knit with Cascade 220 on size 3.25mm (US3) were made to match but they did not fit so Kari’s Mom was the happy recipient!

Yarn Review: This is Kari’s go to yarn as it is very nice to knit with and it comes in both regular and superwash.  It is very nice to use on colourwork. Kari plans on making the Fiddlehead Mittens using Cascade 220 as there is enough left over to make a pair.

Poking around on the needles:

Kari:

EvenStar Shawl is by Susan Pandorf.  It is knit out of Fleece Artist in the Saldahna Two colorway on 3.25 mm (US4) signature needles.  An inch or so of progress was done on it this week

Brigit Jacket by Courtney Kelly, knit from the book Vintage Modern Knits.  Yarn is Briggs & Little Regal.  Needles are 5mm (US8), so this is going very fast.  Kari started this August 31st  at knit night, and told everyone she wants it done for Rhinebeck.
Both sleeves, the back and one front panel are done.

Sue:

Color Affection…take 2!  Pattern is by Veera Valimaki.  This is knit on 4mm (US6) needles.  This shawl is for Rhinebeck!  I am halfway through the color stripes on the brown (color 2) which is called Choc Truffle by Wayside Weeds and Wool on Etsy.  She is nightandday on Ravelry, and a very talended local artist.

Socks on a Plane by Laura Linneman for a KAL with the Knit Me Happy group for Aug/Sept.  This is knit with Three Irish Girls yarn in the Brighton colorway using 2.5 mm (US1) needles.

On the wheel:

No progres this week.

Stash Enhancements:

Sue is doing a destash on Ravelry if anyone is interested.  And since she got rid of some yarn already…well a Tink Socky-Wocky from has made it’s way to her stash.  Thank you Krystal looking forward to fondling it!

Other News/Road Trips:

We have a KAL/CAL called Getting Ready for the Cold in our group, please come and join.

We are going to Rhinebeck, we are not taking classes, but there will be stash enhancing!  We will be there both days, and cannot wait to meet everyone.  So if you know us please approach, say hi we would love to meet you!

We are excited to see Laura and Leslie from The Knit Girllls, Rachel from Knit Me Happy, Emily from Watcha Swatchin, Carin from Round The Twist,  Aimee from Knitting in Circles and who ever else may be there.

We will be doing another giveaway once we reach 200 members in the group.

Happy knitting, happy spinning, see you next week.

Episode 6: Challenge Accepted!!

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Show Notes: September 2, 2012

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

You can find us on our blog, itunes, youtube, blip by entering Two Tangled Skeins.

FO’s:

Kari:

Falling Leaves Socks, pattern complete, it is being test knit at the moment.  This is knit out Araucania Ranco Multi on size 2.25 mm (US1) needles.  The pattern should be available in the next 2 weeks.  Thanks for all the poking on Rav and in person everyone!

Hey Teach by Helene Rush which is availabe on Knitty.com.  This was knit out of Diamond Yarn Luxury Collection Silk Tweed.  Kari does not remember the needle size she used.

Sue:

Wisp by Cheryl Niamath, knit out of JL Yarn Salvia in a blue-green color on 5.0 (US8) needles.  It is one of the first lace patterns I tried and my friend Selma wanted to start knitting lace….well lace and I are still not friends.

Strafford Tee which was knit out of Elizabeth Lavold Hempathy.  It was knit using 3.5 (US4) needles.  This top should have lace on the top of the front and back but like I said…lace and I…are not friends so I decided to simply keep knitting in stocking stitch.  I am not happy with the way the arms curl so I will be adding an edge of some sort and most likely be steeking the front to have a v-shaped opening.

Poking around on the needles:

Most of our projects are in snooze mode as we are not by any means monogamous knitters.  We keep switching from one project to another…

Kari:

EvenStar Shawl, is knit out of Fleece Artist in the Saldahna Two colorway on 3.25 mm (US4) signature needles.  Not much has gotten done on it this week.

Brigit Jacket by Courtney Kelly, knit from the book Vintage Modern Knits.  Yarn is Briggs & Little Regal.  Needles are 5mm (US8), so this is going very fast.  Kari started this Friday evening at knit night, and told everyone she wants it done for Rhinebeck.  Well our dear friend Teresa told her it could not be done.  If anyone knows Kari like I do…that is a CHALLENGE and she is just a wee bit competitive…so she has the back completed and was onto the front when we recorded and now as I am typing out the notes she is half way done the front.  Yeah hence the title of the show...Challenge Accepted!

Sue:

Color Affection…take 2!  Pattern is by Veera Valimaki.  This is knit on 4mm (US6) needles.  Yeah the Araucania (same yarn as Kari’s Falling Leaves socks) was not going well with my Choc colored yarn and I also found out from Kari that I would most likely not have enough for my shawl.  It got frogged and I am now onto the second color Chocolate Truffle, the first being Cascade Heritage in cream, and the third is my green from Cantrix.  I am wanting to have this done for Rhinebeck!

Socks on a Plane by Laura Linneman for a KAL with the Knit Me Happy group for Aug/Sept.  This is knit with Three Irish Girls yarn in the Brighton colorway using 2.5 mm (US1) needles.

Stash Enhancements this week:

Kari: Sue is destashing so some fiber came her way.  Huggybear Knits braid with different shades of pinks and browns. The other fiber is an unknown braid that has purples and greens in it.

Louet Wet Spun Linen: Euroflax yarn from Janie H. Knits shop which is sadly closing it’s doors after 6 years.  She is having a major mark down on all of her stock, so stop by before it is all gone. We are truly sad to see you go Janie and we will miss you!

Sue:

Hand dyed sock yarn from Please Stand by Yarns who is our friend Lil known as Harpo716 on Raverly. She dyed me up a beautiful skein of black and green called Sesame Street Stripes: Oscar.  I absolutely love it and if I did not already have 3 pairs of socks on my needles it would have been cast on the day I got it.

I also got a prize for our Ravellinic games which was Shameless Twits.  It is totally my colors but when I got it, it had sparkles in it and I am not into sparkly yarn so I gave to Kari in trade for the Heritage she gave me for my shawl.

Sarah (Soho30) gave me a beautiful silk hankee from her class with Yarn Harlot.

Wheeling around”

Kari: No progress on the wheel this week or as she said Nada!

Sue:  I took out the wheel on Saturday (Sept. 1) and was cursing in the first 2 minutes…  I texted Kari to vent then went back to it and WOW it just happened…I got it and I was able to spin most of the non dyed fiber I had which was BFL, Shetland Wool, South African Wool and Organic Merino.

I am ready for the small child size batt green BFL fiber Kari gave me.  I will take a photo and post it.

Exciting News:  Road Trip to Rhinebeck in October.

Yep, just like that we made a last minute decision to go to Rhinebeck…

Kari, myself, Lynn (tollbaby) and Sarah (Soho30) will be making the trip…no classes..only shopping.  Yipeeee we will get to meet many podcasters that we watch, Emily from Whatcha Swatchin, Rachel from Knit Me Happy (I think she is coming), Leslie and Laura from The Knit Girllls, Carin from Round the Twist and Aimee from Knitting in Circles…and many more I hope!

Thanks for watching, happy knitting, happy spinning and see you next week!