Episode 108: Something Blue (as in Boy blue)

Show Notes: April 25, 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:

Barn Raising Square by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie out of Knit Along book on size 2.75 mm (US2)

Lynne:

Suzanne Atkinson Square out of Great American Afghan book in Webs Valley Yarn Northampton in bulky colourway Lake Heather

Kari:

Northbound sweater by Annie Haas out of Valley Yarns Northhampton in the on size 4 mm (US6) 5 mm (US8)


Poking Around on the Needles:

Sue:

Marco Polo by Ela Torrente out of Cascade 220 Sport in burnt orange, cream and brown on size 4.5 mm (US7)

Flax by Tin Can Knits out of SMC Northern Wool Tweed on size 5mm (US8)

Diamond Cowl test knit by Ashey Ratnam of Redsockbluesockyarnco out of her DK merino in the colourway Bar Lime which is discontinued but she has another in her shop, knit on size 5 mm (US8)

Fish Hat Dead or Alive by Thelma Egberts out of Patons Classic Wool in the Too Teal, Aran and Peacock colourway on size 4.5 mm (US7)

Barn Raising Square by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie out of Knit Along book out of yarn from Lynne on size 2.75 mm (US2)

Lynne:

Dagmara Berztiss Square from Great American Aran Afghan book, out of Valley Yarns Northhampton Bulky in Pacific Teal colorway on size 10.5 needles (6.5 mm)

Plain Vanilla Ribbed sock from Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (Knitting Rules) out of Cascade Heritage Sock in black on size 1.5 needles (2.5mm)

Kari:

Concord Jacket by Donna Kay (Interweave Knits Fall 2013)
Cascade 220 Fingering (Walnut Heather, Highland Green, Natural, Doeskin Heather)


GIVEAWAY Winner of the Yarnivore bag by Audrey a.k.a. audrey0906 of OwlforU is post # 32 who isbubbysmom77 Christina, Congrats contact craftyknitter7 to claim your prize.

1100 member giveaway – Post 878 ClementineO won a lovely skein of luscious pink Ana’s Aran SW wool from Art by Ana! Congratulations Lisa! Please contact craftyknitter7 to claim your prize.


GIVEAWAY Winner of the Yarnivore bag by Audrey a.k.a. audrey0906 of OwlforU is post # 32 who isbubbysmom77 Christina, Congrats contact craftyknitter7 to claim your prize.


NEW GIVEAWAY

A skein of sock yarn from HauteKnit Yarn, Shellee has given it to us for one of you to win.

PROMPT: Describe what your perfect summer day would be, add pics cuz we love to see them!!


Stash Enhancements:

Sue and Lynne both got their hands on a new colourway from juliannapiglet Pre-Order that is in Julianna’s Fibre shop on etsy that no one else has yet called Tulip Festival, gorgeous…Yay us for being local! Get on over and snag your own skein as of this moment there are only 2 left (6:42) EST!!


CURRENT COUPON CODES:

Audrey a.k.a. audrey0906 of OwlforU has given our viewers a coupon code for 15% off (10$ min purchase) until May 31, 2015

KarrieLyne of FreckledWhimsy on Etsy has given our viewers a coupon code TWOTANGLED15 for 15% off until December 31st yes until the end of the year!!

Darlene a.k.a. AwesomeGrannie of Bags by Awesome Grannie on Etsy has given our viewers a coupon code 2TS10 for 10% off and there is no expiry date, ongoing coupon!


Upcoming KAL/CAL – Spring Into Summer!!!

What qualifies: Anything really as long as it is started on or after May 1st and you use 100 g skein of yarn, and you cast off by August 15th.

Sign-ups close April 30th, so get your name on the list…..

See thread for more details.


Maryland Sheep and Wool on May 2nd and 3rd, see both Sue and Lynne at the Podcaster meet-up at 1:00 pm near the lower coral, see thread for details here if you will be there.

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Episode 107: Spring has sprung!!

Show Notes: April 18, 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

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FOs

Lynne:

Dana Hurt square out of Great American Afghan book in Webs Valley Yarn Northampton in bulky n Stone Blue on size 6.5 mm (US10.5)


Poking Around on the Needles:

Sue:

Flax by Tin Can Knits out of SMC Northern Wool Tweed on size 5mm (US8)

Diamond Cowl test knit by Ashey Ratnam of Redsockbluesockyarnco out of her DK merino in the colourway Bar Lime which is discontinued but she has another in her shop, knit on size 5 mm (US8)

Fish Hat Dead or Alive by Thelma Egberts out of Patons Classic Wool in the Too Teal, Aran and Peacock colourway on size 4.5 mm (US7)

Lynne:

Suzanne Atkinson Square out of Great American Afghan book in Webs Valley Yarn Northampton in bulky colourway Lake Heather

Socks, Plain vanilla following the A Good Plain Sock Recipe by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee a.k.a. yarnharlot knit out of Cascade Heritage in black on size 2.5 mm (US1.5)

Kari:

Viola’s Stockings from Defarge Does Shakespear (Sarah Jordan) out of Shameless Twist Precious in Moist von Lipwig on size 2.25 m (US1)

Northbound sweater by Annie Haas out of Valley Yarns Northhampton in the on size 4 mm (US6) 5 mm (US8)


GIVEAWAY

winner cj240, you won the skein of Self-Striping in the Sneakers colourway from Julianna’s Fibre.


NEW GIVEAWAY

Miss Opal Yarnivore bag from Audrey of OwlforU on Etsy has donated a bag to giveaway

PROMPT: Has anyone (child) or anything (animal) ever eaten your yarn? Lie down on the couch and tell us all about it.


Book Review

We reviewed Defarge Does Shakespeare and we find it a very good read as there are not just patterns, but essays and such. All patterns are breathtaking to say the least and the charts are really well done.

Thanks to our contact Jocelyn a.k.a. knitventures at Cooperative Press, we really appreciate it.


New KAL/CAL happening soon, see the thread to find out more information.


Stash Enhancements:

Sue:

Received some Wollmeise yarn from Kari in the Palomino

Yarn from HauteKnit Yarn, Shellee sent us a skein for review and a skein to giveaway so look for that soon. You can find her shop here.

Podcast buttons from AmberleysButtons on Etsy, really impressed with her work.


Also forgot to mention the coupon codes we have going on….. and you can find them below:

Current Coupon Codes:

Ana ArtbyAna of Art-by-Ana HandMade on Etsy has graciously given our viewers a coupon code Tangled10for 10% off until April 20th

KarrieLyne of FreckledWhimsy on Etsy has given our viewers a coupon code TWOTANGLED15 for 15% off until December 31st yes until the end of the year!!

Darlene AwesomeGrannie of Bags by Awesome Grannie on Etsy has given our viewers a coupon code 2TS10for 10% off and there is no expiry date, ongoing coupon!

Episode 106: Salvador Dali

Show Notes: April 11, 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

Lynne:

Cowl on the fly (based on Amanda Hat pattern by Gina House) out of Classic EliteYarns Jil Eaton Minnow Merino in colorway 4702 on 5.5 mm (US9)

Lyn’s Round Ripple Baby Afghan by Lyn’s Designs in Katia Mexico on G hook (4mm)

Julie H. Levy Square out of Great American Afghan book in Webs Valley Yarn Northampton ibulky n Colonial Blue on size 6.5 mm (US10.5)

Sue:

Mini Pookies Ornament by Barbara Prime out of scrap sock yarn on size 2.75 mm (US2)

Elf With Hats ornaments by Terry Morris out of scrap sock yarn on size 2.75 mm (US2)


Poking Around on the Needles:

Sue:

Flax by Tin Can Knits out of SMC Northern Wool Tweed on size 5mm (US8)

Diamond Cowl test knit by Ashey Ratnam of Redsockbluesockyarnco out of her DK merino in the colourway Bar Lime which is discontinued but she has another in her shop, knit on size 5 mm (US8)

Lynne:

Dana Hurt square out of Great American Afghan book in Webs Valley Yarn Northampton ibulky n Stone Blue on size 6.5 mm (US10.5)

Kari:

Viola’s Stockings from Defarge Does Shakespear (Sarah Jordan) out of Shameless Twist Precious in Moist von Lipwig on size 2.25 m (US1)


EVERYONE IS A WINNER, ALL THOSE WHO POSTED IN THE GIVEAWAY THREAD WILL BE GIFTED A COPY

** Handbrake Cowl by Dan ObiwanKnitter and Kay Jones bryonybear of the Bakery Bears podcast, Dan went through cancer and treatments last year and they have created this pattern and all proceeds are going to Cancer Research. The pattern is 1 BP, so under $2 US or CAD **

New Giveaway: Skein of yarn from Julianna’s Fibre who is a local indye dyer. We love her yarn and she takes great pride in creating beautiful yarns.
Prompt: What was you fav pair of sneakers growing up??

Book Review, Wanderlust by Interweave and F&W Media author Tanis Gray who put together a great selection of patterns and awesome array of designers.


Stash Enhancements

For a future giveaway, a Yarnivore bag from OwlforU, which we will do a giveaway next week.

Kari: Pug bags from Awesome Grannie and yarn from Sarah TrueCanuckGirl

Sue: Yarn from Sarah TrueCanuckGirl, Sunrise Fiber Co. And a Starbucks mug.

a gift from an IG friend, the Yarntasia April yarn and bag kit.

Yarn for the Remembering Vanessa Cowl by christinawall of the A Knitter’s Life podcast, check her out!

Lynne: Minis from Sarah TrueCanuckGirl and minis from Gnome Acres on Etsy


We reviewed Wanderlust by Tanis Gray, not available on Rav as I said in the podcast so sorry…It is a great book with amazing patterns and designers, it has an amazing layout as all the patterns are clustered together which makes it easy to find the grouping of patterns you are looking for. We thank our contact at F&W Media, Interweave for allowing us to review this book.


Current Coupon Codes:

Ana ArtbyAna of Art-by-Ana HandMade on Etsy has graciously given our viewers a coupon code Tangled10 for 10% off until April 20th

KarrieLyne of FreckledWhimsy on Etsy has given our viewers a coupon code TWOTANGLED15 for 15% off until December 31st yes until the end of the year!!

Darlene AwesomeGrannie of Bags by Awesome Grannie on Etsy has given our viewers a coupon code 2TS10 for 10% off and there is no expiry date, ongoing coupon!

Episode 105: The One That Almost Wasn’t!! and Episode 105.1: Lynne in Chicago!!

Episode with Sue and Kari!!

Episode with Lynne from Chicago!!

Show Notes: April 4, 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

Episode is finally up!!

It is named this way because we had major issues today!!

So sorry for the lateness of it but the file got corrupted and I was not able to do any edits with Movie Maker, so hopefully it is all ok!!

Fos

Kari:

Big Bird Socks out of Valley Yarns Hungtington in Harvest and Mauve colourway on size 2.25 mm (US1)

Maple Leaf Shawl by Natalia @ Elfmoda out of Tanis Fibre Arts Blue Label in Brick colourway on size 4.5 mm (US7)

Sue: I actually had an fo…my mini pookie….

Mini Pookies Ornament by Barbara Prime out of scrap sock yarn on size 2.75 mm (US2)


Poking Around on the Needles:

Sue:

Marco Polo by Ela Torrente out of Cascade 220 Sport in burnt orange, cream and brown on size 4.5 mm (US7)

Flax by Tin Can Knits out of SMC Northern Wool Tweed on size 5mm (US8)

Diamond Cowl test knit by Ashey Ratnam of Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn Co out of her DK merino in the colourway Bar Lime which is discontinued but she has another in her shop, knit on size 5 mm (US8)

Kari:

Snowbound Northbound by Annie Haas out of Valley yarns Northampton on size 4 mm (US6) 5 mm (US8)


Draw : Art-by-Ana Hand Made, has let me know that she is doing a giveaway for our members for one of her cute little Mini Zip project bag ($18USD)

Post # 80 Rav ID mamamichels, please pm me craftyknitter7 with your mailing address and which bag from her shop you wish to have, from what is in stock.


Draw for first prize in the BBSC2015 a bag by Uli who is Knitters Nook on Etsy, and a fellow Canadian.

Post # 10 Rav ID Flannelcat, please pm craftyknitter7 with your mailing address.


Draw for second prize a pattern gifted by Sarah of The Canadian Knitter podcast of up to 10 CAD

Post # 31 Rav ID LadyLisetta, please pm me craftyknitter7 your pattern choice of 10 CAD or less (Approx 8USD)


NEW GIVEAWAY: 3 COPIES

Handbrake by Dan a.k.a. ObiwanKnitterand Kay Kay a.k.a. Bryonybear of the Bakery Bears Podcast have just published this pattern today.

As soon as it was available on Ravelry I downloaded it immediately for myself and gift it to Kari and Lynne.

Dan went through cancer and treatments last year and they have created this pattern and all proceeds are going to Cancer Research.

The pattern is $1 GBP, so under $2 US or CAD

Prompt: To try to stay positive for all who suffer from this illness we are asking:

What is something good that came out of having to go through the process of this for you or someone you know?