Episode 152: No chickens dominated today…

 

Mighty FOs Timestamp 02:59

Lynne:

Rectangulayer Socks by Teresa Seasons (TGail Designs) out of Julianna’s Fibre Lucid Dreams Self-Striping Sock yarn in the Tulip Festival colorway on size 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles.

Rectangulayer Socks


WIPs & Chains Timestamp 06:45

Sue:

Marco Polo by Ela Torrente out of Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport on size 4.5 mm (US7) needles.

Scrappy Yarn Blanket Knitted Patchwork Recipe by Martine Ellis out of misc sock yarns on size 2.25 mm (US 1) needles.

Lynne:

Deborah Newton Square from the Great North American Afghan Book by XRX Publishing, out of Knit Picks Brava in the Marina colorway on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

Handbrake by Kay and Dan Jones (Bakery Bears Podcast) out of King Cole Moorland Aran in the Foliage colorway on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

The ”I’m Sorry About Vermont” Socks (based on Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee out of the Knitting Rules book out of Regia 4-ply in colorway 00044 on size 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles.


Giveaway Timestamp 23:59

Kristin (voolenvine) kindly gifted Sue and I her Wildes Meer shawl (Selma test knit it for her) – AND she offered us a copy of the pattern to give away! Check it out to see if you won 🙂


Canada KAL/CAL 2016

We are amazed and so pleased with the feedback and interest in this KAL.

You can check it out here on Ravelry!

Check out our coupon code thread here.

If you are a Canadian dyer or designer and want to offer up prizes please pm Sue (craftyknitter7).

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Flash the Stash

Lynne:

Tulips box bag, minis and teas from mandypinecone and YellowZX5 – Michael, I’m sorry I got your username wrong!

Sue:

Knitting Expat swap package from Karla karbo13 and sorry I got your name wrong on the podcast.

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Minis from ec0g33k

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Needle Minders from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

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Minis from mandypinecone

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Needle gauge from Rob! Personalized……wow!!

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I added green sharpie to mine…

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1500 member giveaway

Our 1500 member giveaway is coming up very soon (we’re 3 people away!), and we’ve got some new prizes to add to the fun!

Snuru hat pattern by Gillian Harkness Poppylillious – she has kindly offered up 5 copies of her new design.

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Schmancy Shawl by Marsha Ibuku FairyLittle from Fairy Little Twitch and Stitch has kindly offered up 1 copy of her new design.

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Save Your Pennies

OneHookDoubleStitch – coupon code for 10% off until March 31st – WINTER2016
The Tangled SkeinCA – code for Lynne’s Team Ermine in Winter Camp, 15% off until March 31st – ERMINE15
Bags by Awesome Grannie – ongoing coupon code for 10% off – 2TS10
SixmunchkinStitching – ongoing coupon code for 10% off – TWOTANGLED10


Happy crafting, everybody, and have a great week!

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Episode 151: You have completely dominated the chicken!!

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The Mighty FOs: Timestamp: 12:14

Selma:

Wearing my own design out of malabrigo Rios in Paris night on size 4.5 mm (US 7), 4.0 mm(US 6), 5.0 mm (US 8) needles.

Aila’s socks out of Julie Asselin in the pinata colourway. Toes and heels out of Estelle Sockitome. 2.25mm needles.

Sewn pouch from my sewing class.


Wips and Chains: Timestamp: 23:37

Selma:

Mary sweater by Marianne Bjerkman, in hempwol in Terra with 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

Monkey socks by Cookie A in Crazy Dog Yarns in Gray Polson on 2.25mm (US 1) needles.

Lynne:

Rectangulayer Socks by TGail Designs (Teresa Seasons) aka propper out of Julianna’s Fibre Lucid Dreams self-striping in Tulip Festival on size 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles.

Deborah Newton Square from the Great North American Afghan book from XRX Marketing, out of Knit Picks Brava in the Marina colorway on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

Handbrake by Kay & Dan Jones of Bakery Bears out of King Cole Moorland Aran in the Foliage colorway on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

Sue:

Marco Polo by Ela Torrente out of Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport on size 4.5 mm (US7) needles.

Scrappy Yarn Blanket Knitted Patchwork Recipe by Martine Ellis out of misc sock yarns on size 2.25 mm (US 1) needles

Shawn’s Boba Fett socks out of Ewe Who Knits fingering Irish Fairy Tree on size 2.75 mm (US 2) needles.


New Giveaway: Timestamp: 47:38

Kristin voolenvine of Voolenvine Yarns and the YarnGasm podcast has kindly offered a copy of her new pattern Wildes Meer
to one of you!

Prompt: What about lace patterns do you like or dislike? Does it scare you, do you absolutely love it?

Draw will be done on our next podcast March 26th.


KALs going on:

Timestamp: 49:58

Brown Bag Sock Club knitalong is just about to end the first quarter challenge. You have until Friday, April 12th at midnight to get your projects in.

Canada KAL/CAL 2016: Timestamp: 52:00

–We are going to be starting a Knitting Along (KAL/CAL) on July 1st called the Canada KAL/CAL 2016 which will run for 3 months, until September 30th. For this KAL/CAL please use the #2016CanadaKAL.
–The basic premise would be that projects submitted would include one or more elements that are Canadian, whether it be the yarn, design, or theme of the project or even the name of the colorway. For example, Knit Picks’ Hawthorne yarn has some colorways named after Canadian places, such as Vancouver. A project that had to do with the maple leaf, or beavers would also be acceptable.
–We hope to include other Canadian podcasters and we will list here those that will host their own Canada Kal so you can participate in theirs as well if you like.

The basic rules would be:

-no sign-ups necessary
-one entry per project and as many projects as you like during the KAL/CAL.
-each entry must say what is Canadian about it.
-if a project has two Canadian elements to it, the participant can enter it twice but must refer to both elements.
-A project must use more than 25 grams.
-Feel free to multi-dip in other KALs/CAL


Flash the Stash: Timestamp: 55:04

Selma:

Peace fleece worsted in Lena’s Meadow.
Package of all packages containing: 3 skeins of The Wool Barn in Smooth Sock in Cupid, Strawberries and Cream, peppermint, also Opal.
Minis from Serenova.
Julie Asselin Nanos in limited edition colour.

Lynne:

1 skein Knit Picks Stroll in Springtime Tonal.
1 skein King Cole Moorland Aran, color 370 (Foliage).
1 skein Malabrigo Rasta in Solis colorway.
mini skeins.
mini skeins from Jessica.

Sue: You can see all of my acquisitions on IG except for the yarn for Krystals

Magic cake , Silk Farmables 100% silk, NBK Cashmerino, NBK worsted in Inkblot, Julie Asselin Leizu Sock.
Hand dyed yarn, Merino 100% prize , Mini skeins prize .
Minis from Jessica.
Bullet Journal from Jessica Serenova
A crap ton of yarn from Krystal krys5797 thanks so much I feel like a yarn pig.


Save Your Pennies: Timestamp: 1:17

Morgan of OneHookDoubleStitch on Etsy – coupon code for 10% off until Mar 31st – WINTER2016
The Tangled SkeinCA – code for Lynne’s Ermine for in Winter Camp, for 15% off until March 31st –ERMINE15
Darlene of Bags by Awesome Grannie on Etsy – ongoing coupon code for 10% off – 2TS10
Lisa of SixmunchkinStitching on Etsy – ongoing coupon code for 10% off – TWOTANGLED10

Twist Fiber Retreat 2016

Hello everyone,

Selma and I thought it would be a good idea to do a blog post about Twist Fiber Retreat that we attended last weekend.

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We have just arrived at the retreat!

This was that first year that the Twist Fiber Festival organizers put on this retreat.  It took place at La Petite Rouges in Quebec about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Gatineau, Quebec.  This was a very nice place with a lot of cabins and a main lodge.

We arrived around 11:30 am and checked into our cabins.  We then went to a meet and greet and lunch in the main lodge.  Lunch, and all the meals on the weekend were amazing, man did we eat well.

After lunch, we were separated into groups and we all did mini 1 hours sessions on carding fiber and learnt to use drop spindles, make pom poms out of fur, and a session on worsted fiber blending and preparation.

Selma even got going on a spindle of her own, she is still not sure if she wants to continue, and even mentioned that she would like learn to spin on a wheel.

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Selma spun for the first time on a drop spindle, I think she did well.

After we had fun in those mini sessions, we then sat down to an amazing dinner where we got to chat and meet new people.

After dinner we had the fun of joining in teams and were given the task of making a triangle out of any means we had at our fingertips and they were put together on a garland and will be presented at Twist Fiber Festival in August.  I think Selma has photos of that and will upload them.

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This was a really fun challenge!!

On Saturday morning, we began with breakfast and Selma and I went on to learn to make a Magic Cake with Josee Labrie which was a lot of fun.

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I ended up making two cakes, while Selma sat and knit with newly made friends.  My cake is on the right, and Selma was eyeing the one on the left, and she gave me that look, and I knew she had to have the Magic Cake.

There were quite a few patterns that could be made from a Magic Cake such as the Rectangular Stole or Scarf, Sunray Shawl by  Anna Véron of dunkelgruin designs, Linus Shawl by Annett Cordes and the Stash Buster Shawl by UrbanGypZ Designs.

I also won the door prize which was a bunch of minis.

On Saturday afternoon, there was a weaving class that neither Selma or I took as we needed to just relax, chat and knit.

Saturday evening after dinner there was a mini market were a lot of people sold their stuff, be it hand made items of indie dyed yarns.  I was there with my bags and stitch markers and did really well.

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Sunday morning was the Indigo dyeing class given by Julie Asselin.  She is very knowledgeable and we had a lot of fun with that.  We dyed merino, cotton and fiber.

After lunch we took a group photo and they did a draw for a lot of really nice prizes of which I won  a cone of the Merino yarn that we used for the dye class.  I ended up with 7 cakes of 100 grams each that I will use to dye and most likely knit a sweater from.

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Sunday afternoon there was a felting class but we heard it was very labor intensive and decided to sit and knit in the main area of lodge.  We did get to take home our fiber and the instructions on how to make the wet felted bag.

At the end we got to take a group photo of our banner that will be featured at Twist Fiber Festival in August.

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Episode 150: Mischief Managed

 

Mighty FOs Timestamp 02:10

Mira’s Cowl by Mira Cole, out of Violette Yarn Co. Coast Fingering in Autumn Leaves on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

Miras Cowl


WIPs & Chains Timestamp 03:17

Scrappy Blanket out of mini skeins (based on Knitted Patchwork Recipe by Martine Ellis and Memory Blanket by Georgie Hallam) on size 2.75mm (US 2) needles.

Elven Pixie Baby Blanket by Tallgalknits out of Schachenmayr SMC Bravo in colorway 8184 on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

Rectangulayer Socks by TGail Designs (Teresa Seasons) aka propper out of Julianna’s Fibre Lucid Dreams self-striping in Tulip Festival on size 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles.


Flash the Stash Timestamp 11:48

Minis from Julianna’s Fibre!!
The rest, we’ll have to talk about next week, but I will show pictures at the end of the episode.


On the Boob Tube Timestamp 16:45

My favorite podcasts! (It’s not a very long list, I have a short attention span!)

The Canadian Knitter Podcast with Sarah (truecanuckgirl)
The CATT Lady Podcast with Andrea (thecattlady)
The Uncreative Crafter Podcast with Jen (stormcoast)
Stitching Ewe & More Podcast with Amanda (littlepanda518)
MandyPinecone Crafts Podcast with Mandy (mandypinecone)
Luvknotz Podcast with Rachel (Luvknotz)
The Gay Knitters Podcast with Michael (YellowZx5)

And a few others that I catch up on when I can:

The Bookish Stitcher Podcast with Jeanette (BookishStitcher)
Serenova Crafts Podcast with Jessica (serenova)
The Knitting Expat Podcast with Mina (mina86)
The Bakery Bears Podcast with Dan (obiwanknitter) and Kay (bryonybear)

And my favorite podcast of all time, which is on a brief hiatus:

The Minerva Turkey Knits Podcast with Shannon (minervaturkey)


Save Your Pennies timestamp 26:56

OneHookDoubleStitch – new coupon code for 10% off until Mar 31st – WINTER2016
The Tangled SkeinCA – code for Lynne’s Team Ermine for The Canadian Knitter’s Winter Camp, for 15% off until March 31st – ERMINE15
Bags by Awesome Grannie – ongoing coupon code for 10% off – 2TS10
SixmunchkinStitching – ongoing coupon code for 10% off – TWOTANGLED10

Well, that’s about as much mischief as I can manage on my own, so happy crafting everybody!!!

Episode 149: 4.5 on the Richter Scale?

Sue a.k.a. craftyknitter7             Lynne a.k.a. tollbaby           Selma a.k.a. Selma123

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The Mighty FOs (Timestamp 02:59)

Selma:

The Abigale Shawl by Rachel Paulsel (Sweetknits1997) in Selma’s hand-dyed Opal base, knit on 4mm (US 6) needles.

Birthday socks, plain vanilla socks out of Opal Sweet and Spicy, on 2.25 mm (US 1) needles.

Two sewn tote bags (the bug has caught her)

Lynne:

Fuck the Cold Hat by Knitty or Nice out of Cascade 220 Superwash Aran in colorway 871 and Cascade 220 Superwash Worsted in colorway 1921 on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

April 2015 Square by Tammy Eigeman Thompson out of Knit Picks Brava in the Tranquil colorway, on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.


WIPs and Chains (Timestamp 19:59)

Sue:

2 squares on my Scrappy blanket with the pattern Knitted Patchwork Recipe by Martine Ellis on size 2.5 mm (US 1.5) needles.

Mistake Rib Cowl by Purl Soho out of Blad Dyeworks yarn in the Malibu colourway on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

Waiting for Rain by Sylvia Bo Bilvia (softsweater) out of Wollemeise Pure 100% in the Palamino colourway on size 4 mm (US 6) needles.

Toryn Gable by Lynn Di Cristina out of Bittersweet Woolery Hero base in Wasabi and Solar Flair colorways on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

Lynne:

Mira’s Cowl by Mira Cole, out of Violette Yarn Co. Coast Fingering in Autumn Leaves on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

Scrappy Blanket out of mini skeins (based on Knitted Patchwork Recipe by Martine Ellis and Memory Blanketby Georgie Hallam) on size 2.75mm (US 2) needles.

March 2011 Square by Tammy Eigeman Thompson, out of Knit Picks Brava in the Marina colorway, on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

Selma:

Aila’s Socks (plain vanilla with afterthought heel) out of Julie Asselin Leizu Fingering in pinata and Estelle Sock-it-to-me Classic in Blue-green on size 2.25mm (US 1) needles.

Mary’s Sweater by Marianne J. Bjerkman out of Hemp for Knitting #220 Hempwool in the Brown colorway, and Diamond Galway Heather in the White colorway, on size 4.5mm (US 7) and 3.5mm (US 4) needles.

Fish Cross Stitch adapted from A Rainbow of Stitches.


Ask The Tangled Skeins??? (Timestamp 54:05)

Marilee (mapower93) asks:

When you decide to knit a sweater, do you ever go through the swatching process and check gauge? or do you just use your knowledge of your own knitting and hope for the best? (short answer? YES.)

Also, what is your favorite sweater construction?


Canadian KAL Timestamp 1:14

Selma came up with this idea and it sounds awesome

KAL likely to start some time around Canada Day, so stay tuned!
You must use either Canadian yarn, a pattern from a Canadian designer, a pattern that embodies or symbolizes Canada to you, something with Canada in the name, a yarn named after somewhere in Canada or something Canadian… use your imagination!!
To accompany your project you can use: Canadian bags, Canadian stitch markers, etc.

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Flash the Stash (Timestamp 1:16)

Sue:

Knitters Nightmare yarn Giante SW merino in the Electric Funeral colourway from Sadie along with a bunch of minis!
Log House Cottage (local) on Etsy
-Merino Nylong fingering in the Morning Train colourlway
-A braid of Merino, Cashmere, Nylon in the Woodlands colourway.

Selma:

Swap from Stephanie of Milkshed Podcast
Log House Cottage in BFL sock yarn

Lynne:

Sunflowers bag from The Tangled SkeinCA


On the BoobTube (Timestamp 1:28)

Soxcetera, mentioned last week, I love Shannon (shannonfisher) from BC
Pinfeathers and Purls with Candace (transitory) from Alberta, new
The Lone Larch with Jenni (jentastk) from Alberta, new
LegacyKnitz with Chelsea (chelseaknitz) and sometimes her mom Sue from Alberta, new
Cocotte Knits with Coralie (cocotteknits) French


Save your Pennies (Timestamp ) Should we call this section something else??

OneHookDoubleStitch – new coupon code for 10% off until Mar 31st – WINTER2016
The Tangled SkeinCA – code for Lynne’s Team Ermine for The Canadian Knitter’s Winter Camp, for 15% off until March 31st – ERMINE15
Bags by Awesome Grannie – ongoing coupon code for 10% off – 2TS10
SixmunchkinStitching – ongoing coupon code for 10% off – TWOTANGLED10

Have a great week, and happy crafting!