Episode 157: TOO MUCH STASH!!!!


WIPs & Chains timestamp 42:45

Lynne:

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 color 00044 on size 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles.

Traci Bunkers square from The Great American Afghan book by XRX Books out of Knit Picks Brava Worsted in color Freesia on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

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

Sue:

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

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

Frankensocks knit on 2.25mm (US 1) needles using the Russian Join to connect.

La Promenade by Plucky Knitter Design out of Cascade 220 Heathers in the Ireland colorway, on size 5.5mm (US 9) needles.


Flash the Stash timestamp: 01:52

Sue:

Mini skein swap package from KYspinner
Fabric from Paquette Textiles
Bergere de France Imprim (2 skeins Khaki, 2 skeins Jaun)
Minis from Sarah (truecanuckgirl)
Minis & tea from Tonya (Celestya22)
Minis from Tara (GreengalMI)
Minis, tea, candy, Minion magnet and tea pouch from Andrea (thecattlady)
Minis, tea and sweater bag from Brandi (eatmyyarns)
Ville Yarn in the Sound colorway from Seattle Sky Dyeworks
Exploding Tardis fabric from local community fabric sale
Red Velvet, Cream cake and Cinnamon Bun Oreos from US.

Lynne:

Project Bag from The Freckled Whimsy
Box of fabric destash from Sarah at Seattle Sky Dyeworks
Mismated Yarn in the Grunge colorway from Seattle Sky Dyeworks
Twisted Star cross stitch pattern from Brodeuse Bressane
Kierstead Mill cross stitch pattern from X’s and Oh’s Needlework Designs
Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stealer Yarn in the Drag Queen colorway from Tonya
Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Freesia (20 skeins)
Minis, tea & candy from Tonya
Minis from Sarah
Minis, tea pouch, tea & Hulk magnet from Andrea
Minis, tea and Tardis sweater bag from Brandi
Minis from Tara

(Cross stitch patterns purchased at The Black Cat Stitchery in Winthrop Harbor, IL)

Selma’s stash will be shown in a later episode 😉


On the Wheel timestamp 55:05

Sue:

KnittyandColor braid from Stitches Midwest 2012 in the BloodLust colorway


Finish It or Frog It timestamp 56:10

Sue:

How are your Finish or Frog it projects?

Do I finish or frog it?? I like them both but just do not know if I have it in me to keep knitting them

Fractal Danger – I think I will love it once it is done.
Toryn Gable – the colours are amazing but I am just wondering if I will wear it.


News from The Yarnit!!

Kate, the inventor of the Yarnit, needs your vote!! The Yarnit is in competition to become one of QVC’s featured products! Please vote for Kate, this is an amazing opportunity for her.

Here is the link to vote, send to all your yarny friends!

We have an amazing kit to giveaway

The bags are $24.00
The bases loaded are $24.00
The yarnit is $35.00
The yarn is Skacels Lace ball and cost $24.00
The needles are addi turbo and cost $22.00

So the whole package is worth $130.00 US.

In order to be eligible to win this fantastic kit, go vote for Kate, come back to the contest thread, and let us know you voted! Please be honest! We’ll be drawing next weekend.


Save Your Pennies

(We totally forgot to mention these today! SO SORRY!)

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Episode 156: Smooshiness and the Frog Queen!!

Gratuitous kitty Pictures

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The Mighty FOs Timestamp 7:45

Selma:

Frankensocks, knit on 2.25 mm (US 1) needles.
Two new project bags


Wips and Chains: Timestamp: 15:40

Selma:

Highland Peaks Shawl Worsted by Mina Philipp mina86 in diamond luxury merino lux on 6 mm (US10) needles.

Fine and Dandy Socks by the Sweater Co. knit in Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Pistachio on 2 mm (US 0) needles.

Oscilloscope by Kate Gagnon Osborne in Malabriog Arroyo in Chircas knit on 5 mm (US 8) needles

Sue:

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

Frankensocks knit on 2.25 mm (US 1) needles.

Boba Fett Socks for Shawn out of Ewe Who Knits fingering Irish Fairy Tree in the Boba Fett Colourway on size 2.75 mm (US 2) needles.

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Stitch Talk: Sewing or Cross Stitching Timestamp: 43:39

Selma has sewn a few more bags and has taken a sewing class to get to know her machine.

Selma has books on sewing from the library:

In Stitches by Amy Butler

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Handmade Style by Anna Graham

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Simply Sewn by Michiyo Ito

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Finish it or Frog it: Timestamp: 56:20

We have started a new thread in the Ravelry group in order to get help and advice on current projects on the needles that are languishing.


On the Boob Tube: Timestamp: 57:27

The Gentle Knitter Podcast in Ottawa (same name on Ravelry) Thanks Josée tricothon


Flash the Stash: Timestamp: 58:33

Selma:

Scrumptiouspurl self-striping in Driftwood
Mini package

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Sue:

Scrumptiouspurl self-striping in Coffee Run
Minis from milkshed Stefanie of Milkshed Podcast
Pattern Foolproof from campers, thanks
Magic cake Shawl patterns from Josée Tricothon
Canada Bag from YarnFriendly on Etsy

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Episode 155: Duck in my ear…


Mighty FOs (timestamp 05:00)

Lynne:

Finger-Knit Rasta Cowl, no pattern, made from Malabrigo Rasta in the Solis colorway. No needles.

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Cinch Cowl (a test knit for Teresa Seasons of TGail Designs) out of SMC Select Silk Wool in Grey on size 6mm (US 10) needles.

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WIPs & Chains (timestamp 17:24)

Sue:

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

Frankensocks on 2.25mm (US1) 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.

Lynne:

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.

Cinch Hat (a test knit for Teresa Seasons of TGail Designs) out of SMC Select Silk Wool in Grey on size 5mm (US 8) and 6mm (US 10) needles.


Flash the Stash (timestamp 32:13)

Sue:

Equal sock pattern by Jewelandarlin Designs
For The Love of Rainbows by Mina Philipp
Le Moelleux (The Squishy) Shawl by Mina Philipp

Lynne:

Folk Socks by Nancy Bush

Mina has also offered 2 of her patterns as prizes for our Knit Alongs.

Podcast:

Berlin Hat pattern by Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter

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Crafter’s Market

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New Directions in Sock Knitting (Ann Budd)

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Refined Knits (Jennifer Wood)

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The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns (Kate Atherley)

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Continuous Crochet (Kristin Omdahl)

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Save Your Pennies

Check our all the coupons in the Canada KAL/CAL Coupon Code thread

Bags by Awesome Grannie – ongoing coupon code for 10% off – 2TS10

SixmunchkinStitching – ongoing coupon code for 10% off – TWOTANGLED10

If you want to provide us with a coupon code for your shop, please pm one of us.


Have a great week everybody! Happy crafting!

Episode 154: Insanity abounds!

(There are no edits or captions this week, as none of us could face sitting there long enough to do them! Too nice outside!)

Mighty FOs

Selma:

Mary’s sweater by Marianne bjerkman in Hempwol by Hemp for Knitting in 4.5mm needles.

Monkey socks by Cookie A in Crazy Dog Yarns in Gray Polson on 2.25 needles.

Lynne:

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.

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


WIPs & Chains

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.

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

Selma:

Frankensocks on 2.25mm (US1) needles.

Highland peaks shawl by Mina Philipp in diamond luxury merino lux on 6 mm (US10) needles.

Lynne:

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.

Cinch (a test knit for Teresa Seasons of TGail Designs) out of SMC Select Silk Wool in Grey on size 6mm (US 10) and 5mm (US 8) needles. (Can’t show)

Playdate by TinCanKnits out of Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in the Picnic Basket colorway on size 3.25mm (US 3) and 3.75mm (US 5) needles.


Canada KAL/CAL 2016

Thank you to everyone who has donated prizes or provided coupon codes. We want to stress that no one should feel pressured to provide a coupon code or donate. This is for fun, and to promote Canadian dyers, designers and podcasters! More to come in coming months!


Book Review

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C.C. Almon’s new book Coffee with C.C. A beautifully put together book with loads of information on sock knitting. She has a section on how to measure your foot, she has both toe-up and cuff-down as well as written and charted patterns.

The photography is amazing and all-in-all, a very well-written book. We want to thank C.C. for gifting us the pattern, and for providing one to give away to a viewer! Check it out to see if you won!


Flash the Stash

Selma:

Voolenvine Yarn in Wolke base in the Gashlycrumb colorway
Hedgehog Fibre Sock in Pistachio
Rainbow of Stitches book
PhD Yarns
Snuru Hat pattern
Schmancy shawl
Project bag and tea from The Gamer Widows

Sue:

Cross stitch bag
Project bag and tea from The Gamer Widows

Lynne:

Project bag and tea from The Gamer Widows

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BBSC 2016 – 1st Quarter Giveaway!!

We chose the winner for the 1st quarter of the Brown Bag Sock Challenge. So many beautiful socks!!! You guys are very talented! Here’s the skein of yarn we were giving away, thank you so much to our friend Cathy for donating it!

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Addicted to Sock Knitting E-Zine Giveaway

Debra was most generous in donating a copy of her Fall/Winter 2016 issue for us to give away to one lucky winner! Come see if it was you!


On the Boob Tube

Disas Craftwork with Disa
Fairy Little Twitch and Stitch with Marsha
Knitting I Love with Barbara
Knitting in Stitches with Moira
Periscoping Sisters with Amy and Debby
My Two Tips with Elise
Las Knitting Amigas with Vero and Joji Locatelli


Save Your Pennies

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That’s all, folks! Happy crafting and have a great week!

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WIPs & Chains timestamp 03:12

Lynne:

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

Sue:

Unholey Monkey socks by Traci Heiner out of Mia Bella Kitten in green on size 2.25 mm (US 1) needles.

La Promenade by Plucky Knitter out of Cascade 220 Heathers in the Ireland colorway on size 5mm (US 8) and 5.5mm (US 9) needles.


1500 Member Giveaway timestamp 21:40

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

1 copy of Schmancy Shawl by Marsha Ibuku from Fairy Little Twitch and Stitch podcast.

Come check it out and see if you won!


Brown Bag Sock Challenge 2016

BBSC 1st quarter is over and the thread has been locked, we will draw for the prize next week when Selma is on.

BBSC 2nd quarter FO thread is open, reminder to not chat in that thread.


Canada KAL/CAL 2016 timestamp 23:33

Prizes so far are:
Pattern and yarn from Louet
Eucalan will donate 5 prize packs
Yarn from Scrumptiouspurl from Montreal
ArtbyAna will donate
Knitters Nightmare will donate
Riverston Yarns will donate
Dana Gervais (Knitalot924) will donate a couple patterns

Visit the coupon code thread for the CanadaKAL/CAL to see who is offering discounts.


Flash the Stash timestamp 27:37

Sue:

Large package of cross stitch supplies from a viewer, including an amazing stand.
Yarn from ArtbyAna, gradient grey and yellow.
Yarn from Riverstone Yarns.
Gifted copy of javapurl C.C. Almon’s new book Coffee with C.C. Which we will review next week and have a giveaway for 1 copy.

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New Giveaway timestamp 33:37

Addicted to Sock Kntting E-zine by Debra Garner. Sue was approached by Debra to review her latest copy of the magazine. There are a whole lot of interesting interviews, gorgeous patterns and by far a really well put together e-zine.

Debra also has a shop where she sells bags, and she now has ready-to-ship bags! If you order 2 bags you get a subscription to the e-zine for free! How cool is that??

Prize: A copy of Addicted to Sock Knitting Issue 5 Fall/Winter 2016.
Prompt: What sock pattern and designer would you like to see in her next issue?

Rules:
One post per person
Must be a member of this group to win
No chatter in the giveaway thread (we will delete it)

Draw will take place 2 weeks from today on April 16th episode.


Save Your Pennies

Bags by Awesome Grannie – ongoing coupon code for 10% off – 2TS10
SixmunchkinStitching – ongoing coupon code for 10% off – TWOTANGLED10

If you want to provide us with a coupon code for your shop, please pm one of us.


Happy crafting, everybody, and have a great week!