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.

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