Episode 131: Let’s Give Them Something to Drink About!!

Another long one but we hope you enjoy the shenanigans!!

Show Notes

October 10th, 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 and Instagram

Lynne a.k.a Tollbaby on Ravelry and Instagram

Selma a.k.a. selma123 on Ravelry


Welcome new and returning viewers!! We have reached 1300 Ravelry members!!

Donations: We want to thank the person who donated this week, we really appreciate it.



Diagonal Lace Socks by Wendy D. Johnson in Sheepaints Silk bamboo sock.


Hedy by Sarah Hutton


Poking Around on the Needles:


Perfect Retreat Shawl out Night Owl Fibers in the Gig’em Aggies ons size 4mm (US7)


Egg to Owl by Susan B. Anderson out of misc acrylic on hand on size 4.5 mm (US7).


Gummy Bear Vanilla socks out of Felici Gummy Bear colourway on size 2.5 mm (US1.5)


Snowball Buddies by Susan Claudino out of scrap yarn.



Checkerboard Lace Scarf by Purl Soho out of Bijou Basin Ranch Xanadu in the Grey colorway on size 4.5mm (US7) needles.


Pin Striped Socks by Julia Swart out of Wullenstudio Superwash Sock in the Here Comes the Sun colorway on size 1.5 (2.5mm) needles. Did flap heel instead of afterthought.


Black socks of Doom Plain Vanilla 2×2 rib socks based on Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (Knitting Rules) out of Cascade Heritage Sock in Black on size 2.5mm (US1.5) needles.

Handbrake Cowl by Kay F. Jones out of Sirdar Denim in the beige colorway on size 4.5mm (US7)


Saturday socks – in Julie Asselin Leizu fingering in the pinata colourway, knit on 2.25mm (US1) – toe up with afterthought heel.


Fancy man socks – in Juliannas Fibres Lucid dreams sock in the Frog Pijamas colourway, also knit on 2.25 (US1) toe up with heel flap.


Grandfather Vest by Veronik Avery from the book Knitting 24/7, knit on 4mm needles in Diamond Luxury Merino Lux

New KALS going on in the group!

Handbrake KAL!! Ends on Oct 31st at midnight.

Socktober KAL!! Ends on Oct 31st at midnight.

1300 member giveaway

Turbo Hat Pattern Giveaway

Winner # 1209 Name Minivanmom we will let Teresa know, congrats!!

Handwork Hardware DPN case

Winner # 673 Name knittermom43 contact Sue with your address, congrats!!

Stash Enhancements:


New Sock Ruler for infant and small children.


Blackthorn Carbon Fiber needles to test out in size 2.5mm (US1.5).

Penny Points dpn copper needles to try out, and a set for a future giveaway.

12th Arrow cowl by VictoriaBlue – Gift Thank you!!



Bag for my blanket by Quincepie on Etsy

Minis from Celestya22 – Tonya Thank you!!

12th Arrow cowl by VictoriaBlue – Gift Thank you!!

Turbo Hat by Teresa Season (Propper) – Gift Thank you!!

Dyed some Opal undyed to make Mama Ruffles by Christina Wall christinawall



Seattle Sky Dyeworks 4 oz Merino braid in the Seattle Sky colourway.
(shawl pins & stitch markers for Sue, Selma & draw)




10 skeins Estelle Young Touch in colorway 75771 from Sue’s stash.

Manos del Uruguay Alegria in the Pindo colourway (from Teresa, to match the one from Tonya last week!)

Garnstudio Drops Fabel in the 674 Heather Print colourway 2 skeins from Marie-Philippe.


12th Arrow cowl by VictoriaBlue – Gift Thank you!!

Penny Points therapeutic copper sock needles, size 1.5 (2.5mm) PennyPoints on Etsy.


Blurb: Since ancient times copper has been used therapeutically, and today it is still widely used to relieve joint pain and arthritis, to combat aging, and to aid the immune system. If you are a believer in the therapeutic qualities of copper these needles are made with you in mind. I know people that swear by copper’s benefits but, of course, I can not guarantee that your body will be affected by copper in the same way that many claim.
I like copper needles because I want to knit with a natural material that won’t snap in two! Penny Points are made of solid copper which may be a factor for you if you have reactions to nickel or don’t like aluminum. I also love the look of copper’s natural patina that develops over time.

Blackthorn needles in size 2.25mm (US1)


Blurb: My Blackthorn double point needles were the first carbon fiber knitting needles in the world! These sets of 5 needles – in nine sizes from US 0000 to US 4 have the feel of bamboo (smooth but not slick) and feel warm to the touch. They are as strong as but more flexible than steel. Custom lengths also available.

And we got a gorgeous surprise made by our favourite dyer Julianna a.k.a. juliannapiglet from Lynne,Julianna’s Fibre Lucky Star Sock yarn in the Opal colourway to celebrate her birthday!!


And last but not least a few podcasts you should definitely go check out asap!!!

Amy a.k.a. thejasperpatch who hosts Wild Bird Knits


Jen a.k.a. StormCoast who hosts Uncreative Crafter



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