Episode 96: Insomnia is a Horrible Thing to Waste

Show Notes: January 31, 2015

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

FOs

Sue:

Two snowflake ornaments by Katie Himmelberg for a swap I am in pattern from Interweave knit out of Patons Classic Wool in the Peacock colourway on size 4.5 US7. It is published in Knitting Daily Knitting Gifts 4 One Skein.

Lynne:

Kuura by Milja Uimonen out of My Colour Wheelhouse Everyday Socks in Frivolous on size 7 (US 4.5mm).

Poking around on the Needles:

Sue:

Yowza Weigh it Shawl by Susan B. Anderson out of MissBabs Yowza in Biker Chick colorway, I am in a KAL in the Bags by Awesome Grannie group hosted by AwesomeGrannie. Knit on size 5.5 mm (US9).

Pin Striped Socks by Julia Swart out of Lollipop yarn in the Downton Abbey colourway on size 2.5mm (US1.5)

Follow Your Arrow 2 Mystery KAL with Wollmeise in greenish yellow on size 4.0mm US 7

Lynne:

Man Socks (based on Sock Recipe by SP-M) in Berroco Comfort Sock in Dusk on size 1.5 (2.5mm).

Lyn’s Round Ripple Baby Afghan (yes, that’s what it’s actually called) by Lyn’s Designs out of Katia Mexico on size G hook (4mm).

Kari:

Taygete by Romi Hill STR med: hobbit garden/ghillie dhu 4mm/US6

Help, I Can See My Feet socks by Kari Verge in KP stroll tonal 2.5mm/US 1.5

Stash Aquisitions:

Yarn from Tinted Tangles, one skein for a giveaway soon
Bag from Abby of the Cozy Crafting Podcast for a giveaway soon
Vivid Fibre Arts yarn to test out doing a set of fingerless mitts Richmond Mitts
January Club yarn from Julianna’s Fibre, colorway Rockets
Needle Nook by Slipped Stitch Studios

Giveaway Anthology book to one lucky viewer, post #2 was chosen NekozukiYarns who is Katie from Calgary.

Coupon Code: Twoskeinslove to get you both patterns by Annie Haas a.k.a. thisbirdknits and the two patterns are Around Cowl and Northbound Use the coupon to get both patterns for $8USD until Saturday Feb 7th.

New Podcast to watch:

Cozy Crafting, with Abby a.k.a. cozycrafting
Erin Joy Knits, with Erin a.k.a. iamerinjoy
Fairy Little: Twitch and Stitch, with Marsha a.k.a. FairyLittle and Scilla (sisters and Canadian)

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Episode 95: Going Pro!!

Show Notes: January 24, 2015

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:

Ilene Bag by Hannah Ingalls out of Universal Yarn Summer Linen Needle US 4 – 3.5 mm US 6 – 4.0 mm

Kari:

Tourbillon Mitts by Kris Carlson / Twist Collective Fall 2011, Blue Moon STR Medium in Hobit Garden & Ghillie Dhu, 2.5mm/1.5 US

Rimefrost Socks/Hoarfrost Socks by Anne Hanson, unknown stash 80/20 sock 2.25mm/1 US

Poking Around on the Needles:

Sue:

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)

Yowza Weigh it Shawl by susanbanderson out of MissBabs Yowza in Biker Chick colorway, I am in a KAL in theBags by Awesome Grannie group hosted by AwesomeGrannie. Knit on size 5.5 mm (US9).

In Stillness by Alicia Plummer AliciaPlum out of Ella Rae that I bought at Stitches Midwest, knit on size 4.5 mm (US7). Did my gauge swatch and I am able to make the largest size 41.5 but with my gauge I will get my size of 45 ish inches at the bust. There is a KAL in the PlumDandi group on Rav!

Pin Striped Socks by Julia Swart out of Lollipop yarn in the Downton Abbey colourway on size 2.5mm (US1.5)

Lynne:

Olive Branch Shawl by Library Paste, knit out of Handmaiden Mini Maiden in Berry on size 5 (US 3.75mm)

Kuura by Milja Uimonen out of My Colour Wheelhouse Everyday Socks in Frivolous on size 7 (US 4.5mm).

Man Socks (based on Sock Recipe by SP-M) in Berroco Comfort Sock in Dusk on size 1.5 (2.5mm).

Lyn’s Round Ripple Baby Afghan (yes, that’s what it’s actually called) by Lyn’s Designs out of Katia Mexico on size G hook (4mm).

Kari:

Fish Scales & Fairy Tales Socks by Kari Verge out of Knittyandcolor Sparkle Sock in Pandora’s Aquarium, 2.25mm/1 US

Stash Enhancements:

Lynne: 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet by Lesley Stanfield

Giveaways!!

Giveaway 900 members, 9 patterns up to $5USD, winners announced, watch the show to see if you won!!

Giveaway Yarn My Colour Wheelhouse, winner #44 Angeiship

New Giveaway: E-copy of Madder Anthology 1 by Carrie Bostick Hoge, see Ravelry thread.

 

Episode 94: I talked myself off the ledge!!

Show Notes: January 17, 2015

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

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Poking around on the Needles:

Sue:

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)

Yowza Weigh it Shawl by susanbanderson out of MissBabs Yowza in Biker Chick colorway, I am in a KAL in theBags by Awesome Grannie group hosted by AwesomeGrannie. Knit on size 5.5 mm (US9).

In Stillness by Alicia Plummer AliciaPlum out of Ella Rae that I bought at Stitches Midwest, knit on size 4.5 mm (US7). Did my gauge swatch and I am able to make the largest size 41.5 but with my gauge I will get my size of 45 ish inches at the bust. There is a KAL in the PlumDandi group on Rav!

Pin Striped Socks by Julia Swart out of Lollipop yarn in the Downton Abbey colourway on size 2.5mm (US1.5)

Lynne:

Basic Child Mitt by Elizabeth Durand out of Bernat Softi Chunky on size 5 mm (US8). She tried to do a flap for the mitt but it ended up to wide, will tink it and start that part over.

Secret Knitting out of Katia Mexico yarn on size G hook, 4mm

Chicken Soup Designs giveaway winner was lucky # 78 who is summerieday, please contact Sue with your address so she can mail you your prize.

The Yarnit review, Kate the creator of the company sent Sue one of the products to try out and review on the podcast. She has also changed the shipping for anywhere in Canada to 9.95. This is an amazing product and I love it, go get yours now! They retail for $29.95 USD and have this amazing compartment under the globe part that you can use to store your notions, or if you take the bottom off and flip it upside down you can add the strap that comes with it for on the go knitting.

Stash Enhancements:

Yarn from Alison a.k.a. alicats of My Colour Wheelhouse sent us some samples of her yarn, she is a new dyer and from Canada so even better to promote our own home grown talent. The yarn so soft and squishy and the colours are amazing!

Giveaway

My Colour Wheelhouse yarn, please see Ravelry thread to find out how you can win this lovely skein which is Merino, Cashmere, Nylon blend and 460 yards.

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Episode 93: Happy January

Show Notes: January 10, 2015

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

Show Notes:

FO’s:

Sue:

Vanilla sock- Basic Ribbed Sock by Kate Atherley out of Lollipop yarn Urban Myth colorway on size 2.75 (US2)

Lynne:

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

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.

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)

Yowza Weigh it Shawl by susanbanderson out of MissBabs Yowza in Biker Chick colorway, I am in a KAL in theBags by Awesome Grannie group hosted by AwesomeGrannie. Knit on size 5.5 mm (US9).

In Stillness by Alicia Plummer AliciaPlum out of Ella Rae that I bought at Stitches Midwest, knit on size 4.5 mm (US7). Did my gauge swatch and I am able to make the largest size 41.5 but with my gauge I will get my size of 45 ish inches at the bust. There is a KAL in the PlumDandi group on Rav!

Lynne:

Olive Branch shawl by Library Paste out of Handmaiden mini maiden on size 3.75 mm (US5)

Ilene Bag by Hanna Ingalls out of Universal summer yarn on size 3.5 mm (US4) 4.0 mm (US6)

Basic Child Mitt by Elizabeth Durand out of Bernat Softi Chunky on size 5 mm (US8)

Kari:

Tourbillon mitts by Kris Carlson out of Blue Moon Fibre Arts Socks That Rock Medium weight on size 2.5 mm (US1.5)

Rimefrost socks by Anne Hanson out of unknown yarn on size 2.25 mm (US1)

Brown Bag Sock Club 2015

Going strong and we have a lot of participants, and so exciting, rules are really loose and it is basically to stash down so we are letting things be in that are not socks, see Rav thread for details.

Book Giveaway:

We drew the winner for the copy of the incredible book by pinkhairgirl Sally-Jane Cameron and the winner was wellwoman. Thanks again Sally-Jane for this awesome book we cannot wait to knit from it!!

Stash Enhancements:

Sue got mini skeins from ArtbyAna for her blanket
Sue got her swap yarn which was Cyborg Craft Room
Sue got a braid from Sarah knittyandcolor and a Turkish spindle from her husband Derek and cannot wait to learn how to spin on it!

Kari got yarn from White Birch Fiber Arts
Kari got yarn from Valley Yarns

We all got a bag from Darlene as a thank you for pimping her shop, thanks Darlene

Sue got a bag from Carrie a.k.a. cdanielshafer Chicken Soup Designs as a thank you for doing a giveaway. Thanks Carrie!!

Giveaway to win a sock set from Chicken Soup Designs, see Rav thread for details.

Book Review:

We reviewed Three Skeins or Less by Tanis Gray, a really great book, not really for beginners. Has great photography and really clear and precise charts and they are large too. A lot of great designers in this book, really a must have for sure. Interweave was kind enough to send us this book for review.

3 Skeins or Less
By Tanis Gray
Interweave/F+W; $24.99US $27.99 CAD
http://bit.ly/YA1MeV

We went to a really nice event on Saturday the 10th called Knit Social and it was a bunch of knitters that gathered and just had some fun knitting all afternoon, see FB page for details. It was hosted by the lovely Gisele and was really a lot of fun, she also does many other things with her business so go check out her workshops.

Episode 92: Pugisode – Day Late and a Few Yards Short