Episode 91: Holiday Knitting

Show Notes: December 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

Sue:

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.

Kari:

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

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)

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

Lynne:

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

Dad’s Christmas socks – sock-recipe-a-good-plain-sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee out of Bernat Sox Multi in the Desert Storm colorway on size 3.25 mm (US3)

Poking around on the Needles:

Sue:

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

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

Crochet cowl out of Encore Chunky Tweed on size J hook for my friend Anna.

Test Knit: Blue Jeans Shawl by Julia Allen a.k.a. julsey designer of MonsterMania and Diane Lanthier a.k.a.freedom4u and owner of The Knotted Bag on Etsy. I am knitting this out of Filatura Di Crosa Zara in the Kelly Green colorway on size 4.5 mm (US7)

Kari:

Locke St Cardigan by Glenna C. out of Tanis Fibre Arts yellow label in the Truffle colorway on size 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4.0 mm (US 6)

Lynne:

Mom’s Christmas Socks – sock-recipe-a-good-plain-sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee out of Bernat Sox Multi in the Pink Camouflage colorway on size 3.25mm (US3)

Flax sweater by Tin Can Knits out of Patons Canadiana in the Timber colorway on size 4mm (US6) and 5mm (US8)

Stash Enhhancements:

Sue and Lynne both aquired some Julianna’s Fibre yarn in the Frogs Pajama’s colorway!!

Julianna a.k.a. juliannapiglet is also doing a self-striping yarn club for Jan-March, go check it out before they are all gone, both Lynne and I have a spot so we will review the yarn once we receive out club shipment.

Sue got some yarn from Webs for a sweater called Paradise Cardigan out of the No-Sew Knits by KristenTenDyke

We received stitch markers from yarnMugger Yarnmugger on Etsy to review and try out, we will be doing a giveaway in the new year for our viewers. We will also be getting a coupon code.

Reviews:

Floops stitch markers, Sue likes the smaller one where both Lynne and Kari are not a fan of this type of marker, they are a really neat way to make markers.

Mzansi, new book by Pink Hair Girl Designs who is Sally-Jane Cameron also pinkhairgirl. Her book is absolutely stunning, the patterns are beautiful and the photography alone is spectacular. She graciously sent us all a copy of the book to review on the podcast. We will be giving away a copy, see Ravelry thread to find out how you can win an E-copy of the book. Thanks Sally-Jane, we cannot wait to start knitting on some of the patterns. She also has her own podcast so go check her out!

Other Things:

Darlene a.k.a. AwesomeGrannie who is the owner of the Etsy shop Bags by Awesome Grannie coupon code, go get your bag set from her and use code 2TS10 for 10% off your entire order. Coupon code is ongoing and no expriry date.

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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.