Announcement: We will only be podcasting every two weeks for the summer, to give us time to enjoy it with our families.

Where we’re at: We will be at Stitches Midwest which is August 3rd to 6th.
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The Mighty FOs

Non to speak of!

WIPs & Chains

Lynne:

Afterthought Everything Socks by Erica Kempf Broughton out of unknown Regia for heels/toes/cuffs and Julianna’s Fibre Lucid Dreams Sock in Luna for main on size 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles.

Worsted Scrappy Baby Blanket, no pattern, knit on size 4.5mm (US 7) DPNs


Sue:

So Faded by Andrea Mowry (aka Drea Renee Knits) out of Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino Fingering in the Fresh Earth colorway and Sun Valley Fibers in the Forest colorway on size 3 75 mm (US 5) needles.

Afterthought Everything Socks by Erica Kempf Broughton out of Nomadic Yarns Twisty Sock in the Get Lucky colorway on size 2.25 mm (US 1) needles.

Lumberjack Cardigan by Marzena Kołaczek out of Valley Yarns Superwash DK in Light Grey on size 3.5 and 4.0 mm (US 4-6)


Knit Alongs happening

2017 Travel the World by Design KAL/CAL

Our 2nd Quarter Country – EUROPE is ending on June 30th and the prize will be drawn on July 8th.

Our 3rd Quarter Country is North America and you can look here for ideas.

SPECIAL PRIZE DRAW: If you knit a pattern by a Canadian designer we will be giving away a special prize.


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2nd Quarter April-June ends on June 30th and the prize will be drawn on July 8th.

3rd Quarter starts on July 1st – show prize.


PalKal 2017

Knit along that I am a sponsor of this year with a coupon code and prizes, for more info see our last episode or hop on over to the Acutally Knitting Ravelry group.


Stash Dash 2017

The KAL has started and you can find the rules and guidelines here
Stash Dash will begin at 12:01am on May 26th and will run through 11:59pm August 20th.
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On the Boob Tube

Little Big Knits with Selma, congratulations on episode 1 which was pretty amazing!
Selma’s Knits (also with Selma LOL)
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Flash the Stash

Lynne:

Project bag, minis and goodies from Mandy.

Magic Kettle Superwash Wool in the Plumes colorway from Tonya.

Project bag, random goodies and mini from Tonya.

Sue:

Swap package from Brenda from the Bookish Stitcher shortie sock swap.

Gift bag from Tonya, congratulations on your nuptials you were a gorgeous bride.

Yarn from Michaels for a baby blanket for my nephews second boy that is due in Nov.

Order from Jeanette of Open Skies yarns, along with a giveaway that will be post in the group.

Mini Skein Knits by Lark Crafts – 25 Knitting Patterns Using Small Skeins and Leftovers.
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I’m Broke, Save Me Money!!!

Emerald Fibers15% off until June 30th 2017 – TANGLED15
Woolridge Designs15% off until August 31, 2017 – TWOTANGLED15
The Tangled Skein CA20% off until Sept 1st for the PalKal – PalKal2017
Annie Purl15% off until the end of the year – Tangled15
Geektastic Fibers15% off until the end of the year – 2TANGLED
Frog Peak Creations10% off until end of year – 2T2017
Bags by Awesome Grannie10% off ongoing – 2TS10
SixMunchkinStitching10% off ongoing – TWOTANGLED10

Episode 205: Happy WWKIP Day!!

The Mighty FOs:

Sue:

Owl to Egg Reversable Toy by Susan B. Anderson out of TLC Essentials Solid in Teal and Yellow, safety eyes from Knit picks knit on size 3 mm (US 5) needles. Gift for a coworker’s daughter.

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WIPs & Chains

Lynne:

Afterthought Everything Socks by Erica Kempf Broughton out of unknown Regia for heels/toes/cuffs and Julianna’s Fibre Lucid Dreams Sock in Luna for main on size 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles.

Worsted Scrappy Baby Blanket, no pattern, knit on size 4.5mm (US 7) DPNs

Matchy-matchy blanket, Pattern is Ruby Hexagon Blanket by Nova Seals, out of Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Freesia, Marina, Tranquil and Dove Heather on a 4.0mm (G) hook.


Sue:

Test knit Atmen Shawl by Shannon Cook out of KP Swish DK, Blad DyeWorks Classic DK Merino and Wooly Wonka DK with Silk on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

So Faded by Andrea Mowry (aka Drea Renee Knits) out of Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino Fingering in the Fresh Earth colorway and Sun Valley Fibers in the Forest colorway on size 3 75 mm (US 5) needles.

Afterthought Everything Socks by Erica Kempf Broughton out of Nomadic Yarns Twisty Sock in the Get Lucky colorway on size 2.25 mm (US 1) needles.


2017 Travel the World by Design KAL/CAL

Our 2nd Quarter Country – EUROPE

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2nd Quarter April-June


Knit Alongs happening

PalKal 2017

The KAL has started and ACTuallyKNITting Michelle of Actually Knitting audio podcast hosts this every year and this is year 3.

Knit along that I am a sponsor of this year!! The coupon code for 20% off in my shop here with no restrictions is PalKal 2017

PalKal is an annual knit or crochet along that encourages Actually Knitting listeners to show support for their favorite podcasts by completing projects using the products of those talented podcasters.

Whether you are a designer, yarn/fiber dyer, project bag maker or underwater basket weaver!!

The official start date of the KAL is June 1, 2017 and the KAL will end on September 1, 2017.

Stash Dash 2017

The KAL has started and you can find the rules and guidelines here

Stash Dash will begin at 12:01am on May 26th and will run through 11:59pm August 20th

Stash Dash is a virtual dash to use up stash and/or finish some WIPs. Crafts included in stash dash are knitting, spinning, crochet, tatting, loom knitting, machine knitting and weaving.

This year we will have 1K, 3K, 5K, 7k, 10k and 15K levels. This chatter thread is the perfect place to keep track of your progress, chit chat about goals, and complement each other on your lovely crafting!


Flash the Stash

Lynne:

From Dana wieberike

Rosy Green Wool’s Cheeky Merino Joy in “Garden Pond”
Hollyberry Designs fingering (100% SW Merino) in “Flight”
Handspun from Deb at Fondant Fibres

Stitchmarker from JB

Sue:

Bag from Kate that I ordered from her shop Hawthorne Cottage Crafts on Etsy

Gift from Dana wieberike

2 skeins of Hazel Knits in the Druid colorway,
1 skein of La Fee Fil in the Dans la Foret de Broceliande and a cute button.

From Selma selmaknits

A pair of gloves from Italy, amazing chocolates and a gorgeous linen tea towel.

YOTM that I ordered from The Cozy Knitter in the Neapolitan colorway.

Patters from amazing Ravelry friends Thank you all so much!!

Brownie’s Sock Recipe by Brownie Knits from Brandi eatmyyarns
Onward by Shannon Cook from Sarah TrueCanuckGirl
Shaelyn by Leila Raabe from Holly mullhol
Interrupting Cow Socks by Laura Linneman (LaLa) from Cathy CathyA
Laylow by Shannon Cook from Kate. ARunnerBean


I’m Broke, Save Me Money!!!

Emerald Fibers – 15% off until June 30th 2017 – TANGLED15
Woolridge Designs – 15% off until August 31, 2017 – TWOTANGLED15

The Tangled SkeinCA – 20% off until September 1, 2017 – PalKal2017

Annie Purl – 15% off until the end of the year – Tangled15
Geektastic Fibers – 15% off until the end of the year – 2TANGLED
Frog Peak Creations – 10% off until end of year – 2T2017
Bags by Awesome Grannie – 10% off ongoing – 2TS10
SixMunchkinStitching – 10% off, ongoing – TWOTANGLED10

Happy Crafting!!

Episode 204: Take Two – A Bit Choppy!

 

 

Sorry for poor quality, we accidentally used the laptop camera while using Movie Maker to record because our camera software went crazy on the laptop.

WIPs & Chains

Afterthought Everything Socks by Erica Kempf Broughton out of unknown Regia for heels/toes/cuffs and Julianna’s Fibre Lucid Dreams Sock in Luna for main on size 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles.

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


Sue:

Test knit Atmen Shawl by Shannon Cook out of KP Swish DK, Blad DyeWorks Classic DK Merino and Wooly Wonka DK with Silk on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

Fairyhill Shawl by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade out of The Wool Barn Fairyhill colorway and Heavenly Fiber Plaitnum Sock in the Shepherd 815 Book colorway on size 4 mm (US 6) needles.

So Faded by Andrea Mowry (aka Drea Renee Knits) out of Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino Fingering in the Fresh Earth colorway on size 3 75 mm (US 5) needles.


2017 Travel the World by Design KAL/CAL

Our 2nd Quarter Country – EUROPE

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2nd Quarter April-June
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Flash the Stash

Lynne: Nomadic Yarns in the Molly Weasley Colorway which has
Gold, Pumpkin Orange, Pink, Dark Brown, Deep Purple, Sage Green.

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Sue: Early Birthday Gift from Lynne
Nomadic Yarns in the Get Lucky Colorway which has
Gold, Chartreuse, Kelly Green, Clover Mint Green, Black Stripes

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I’m Broke, Save Me Money!!!

Emerald Fibers – 15% off until June 30th 2017 – TANGLED15
Woolridge Designs – 15% off until August 31, 2017 – TWOTANGLED15
Annie Purl – 15% off until the end of the year – Tangled15
Geektastic Fibers – 15% off until the end of the year – 2TANGLED
Frog Peak Creations – 10% off until end of year – 2T2017
Bags by Awesome Grannie – 10% off, ongoing – 2TS10
SixMunchkinStitching – 10% off, ongoing – TWOTANGLED10

Episode 203: A Wee Bit of Rambling!!

The Mighty FOs:

Lynne:

Baby Cardigan Zig Zag Lace (test knit) by Cheryl Wartman (CAW Designs) out of Patons Decor in Sand Castle, and Patons Canadiana in Timber on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.
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WIPs & Chains

Lynne:

Find Your Fade # 2 by Andrea Mowry (aka Drea Renee Knits) out of Oasis Yarn Aussi Sock (no colorway), Opal’s Vincent Van Gogh line in “Starry Night”, and Bernat Sox Multi in “Faded Denim” on size 3.75 mm (US 5) needles.

Worsted Scrappy Baby Blanket, no pattern, knit on size 4.5mm (US 7) DPNs.

Lightning Strikes Twice scarf by Teresa Seasons (Test knit) in Phentex Worsted “Marrakech Ombre” on size 5mm (US 8) needles.


Sue:

Test knit Atmen Shawl by Shannon Cook out of KP Swish DK, Bladdyworks Classic DK Merino and Wooly Wonka DK with Silk on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

Fairyhill Shawl by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade out of The Wool Barn Fairyhill colorway and Heavenly Fiber Plaitnum Sock in the Shepherd 815 Book colorway on size 4 mm (US 6) needles.

Gemini by Jane Richmond out of Estelle Yarns South Pacific in colors 911 grey and 931 blue on size 4 mm (US 6) needles.

So Faded by Andrea Mowry (aka Drea Renee Knits) out of Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino Fingering in the Fresh Earth colorway on size 3 75 mm (US 5) needles.


On the Boob Tube (video podcasts)

Sue:

Girls in the Yarn Café with Trysten a.k.a. DragonHoardYarn and Christy a.k.a. yarncafecreations

The Defiant Knitter with Shelby a.k.a. yesthatshelby who is back with a new podcast after life happened.

IntuitKnits with Lori a.k.a. intuitknit

Sam a.k.a. handmemyknitting from Hand Me my Knitting Podcast still has her Melanie Berg KAL going on until the end of June.
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2017 Travel the World by Design KAL/CAL

Our 2nd Quarter Country – EUROPE

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2nd Quarter April-June
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On the Shelf – A book review:

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Heart on my Sleeve: Knit with Care by several designers in support of the Against Malaria Foundation
Heart on my Sleeve is a book of 8 sweater patterns, sized baby to big, from 9 different designers.

Designs have been donated by:

Shannon Cook
Romi Hill
Bristol Ivy
Tanis Lavallée
Joji Locatelli
Alexa Ludeman
Jane Richmond
Ysolda Teague
Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits.

The project and e-book were coordinated by Tin Can Knits. When you buy the e-book, $16.80 of the $18 USD purchase price goes to the Against Malaria Foundation ($1.20 is made up of Paypal and Ravelry fees).

If the e-book price is beyond your budget, please send us an email at heartonmysleeveknits@gmail.com

Conversely, if our contribution has inspired you to give more, we encourage you to donate directly here.
The e-book will be available for 1 year only, get it now and join our KAL!

For more information, or to donate, check out the Against Malaria Fund here.


Flash the Stash

Sue:

Mug from Rememberance Pottery Pumpkin Spice
Bag from Ramona a.k.a. ramonafirehorse
Lace yarn in the Milles Feuilles colorway from RedSockBlueSockYarn for trouble I had with a skein of sock yarn. Very impressed with the level of customer service.
RedSockBlueSockYarn sock kit in the Spring Fling colorway and Dark Teal and Grey Gradient Adventures kit
Yarn from Ravens Wood Fibre co. A skein for each of us and one to giveaway.

Gifted Patterns:

Salt by Sylvia McFadden
Hephzibah Shawl by Janine McCarty
So Faded by Andrea Mowry (aka Drea Renee Knits)
Emelyn Mae Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde


Shawl Giveaways!!

Emelyn Mae Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde a.k.a. BostonJen

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Patronus Shawl by Madeleine Windsor a.k.a. madeleinewindsor

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What you need to do for a chance to win:

Please post a picture of the yarn you would use for either of these two shawls.

We want yarn candy so show us all the yarns.

Rules:

Must be a member
One post per person
No chatter please


I’m Broke, Save Me Money!!!

Woolridge Designs15% off until August 31, 2017 – TWOTANGLED15
Annie Purl15% off until the end of the year – Tangled15
Geektastic Fibers15% off until the end of the year – 2TANGLED
Frog Peak Creations10% off until end of year – 2T2017
Bags by Awesome Grannie10% off, ongoing – 2TS10
SixMunchkinStitching10% off, ongoing – TWOTANGLED10

Episode 201: Lost in the Fade

 

The Mighty FOs

Lynne:

Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry (aka Drea Renee Knits) out of The Cyborg’s Craft Room Assparkilate in “Soulless”, Cattail Knits Brucey Sock Silver in “Stunning Sookie”, Lady Purl Sock in “For Amy”, Bittersweet Woolery Guilty Pleasures in “Harvest King”, Voolenvine Footsie base in “Beach Bum”, Knit Picks Hawthorn in “Ladd’s Addition”, and Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in “The Giving Tree” on size 3.75mm (US 5) needles.

Selma:

Hermione, are you there? socks:Hermione’s everyday socks by Erica Leuder in Bergère de France Goomy 50 Imprim Prune knit on 2.25 mm (US 1) needles.

Deco by Kate Davies knit in Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre on 3.5 mm (US 2) needles.


WIPs & Chains

Sue:

Test knit Atmen Shawl by Shannon Cook out of KP Swish DK, Bladdyworks Classic DK Merino and Wooly Wonka DK with Silk on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

BB8 socks for Shawn using my standard pattern from Kate Atherly Basic Ribbed Sock out of Must Stash Yarns Perfect Sock Star Wars Limited Edition in the BB8 colorway on size 2.75 mm (US 2) needles.

The Shawl Society II Fairyhill Shawl by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade out of The Wool Barn Fairyhill colorway and Heavenly Fiber Platinum Sock in the Shepherd 815 Book colorway.

Lynne:

Afterthought Everything Socks by Erica Kempf Broughton out of unknown Regia for heels/toes/cuffs and Julianna’s Fibre Lucid Dreams Sock in Luna for main on size 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles.

Baby Cardigan Zig Zag Lace (test knit) by Cheryl Wartman (CAW Designs) out of Patons Decor in Sand Castle, and Patons Canadiana in Timber on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

Selma:

Curiously Mauve: Summertide by Helen Stewart knit with periwinkle Sheep in the Stones Dancing in the Fog colourway on 4 mm (US 6) needles.


On the Boob Tube!

New to Sue:

Shara Made Podcast with Shara a.k.a. SharaMade on Ravelry.

Podcasts she cannot wait to have new episodes:

Kingfisher Knits Podcast with Madeleine a.k.a. madeleinewindsor on Ravelry.
Wooly Woolverine Podcast with Laura a.k.a. Woolvereen, she is an absolute delight to watch.
Knitterarium with Ruth a.k.a. Celtic-Knits on Ravelry – Having her first giveaway on her latest.
Hand Me My Knitting with Sam a.k.a. handmemyknitting on Ravelry.


2017 Travel the World by Design KAL/CAL

Our 2nd Quarter Country – EUROPE

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2nd Quarter April-June


Flash the Stash

Sue:

ZigZag Stitches large box bag, thanks Catherine for sending the Frolic to me!!
Package from intuitknit thanks so much for brightening my day!!
Trim Healthy Mama sent me a gorgeous water bottle and an awesome body spray (as a cheer me up) You can find their e-books here! And the hard copies here although I got mine via Chapters.ca
The Cozy Knitter in Gingerbread and Friends 4 Life (purchased before Frolic)
Signed up for The Cozy Knitter YOTM Club!!

Selma:

5 X Rowan Felted Tweed (DK) in Celadon
1 X The Blue Brick Killarney Sock in Seafoam
1 X Hedgehog Fibres Twist Sock in Urchin
1 X Country cottage yarn (I have to check this one) Qiviut Cashmere
1 X Voolenvine Yarns Nouveau base in Tea leaves
Juniper by Veera Valimaki
Tea Leaves by Lotta Groeger
Patronus Shawl by Madeleine Windsor (plus two baby patterns)
Package from Tilly Trout


I’m Broke, Save Me Money!!!

Short Term Coupon codes:

The Tangled SkeinCA – 15% off until May 13 – SPRINGFEVER15
Woolridge Designs15% off until August 31, 2017 – TWOTANGLED15

Long term coupon codes:

Annie Purl15% off until the end of the year – Tangled15
Geektastic Fibers15% off until the end of the year – 2TANGLED
Frog Peak Creations10% off until end of year – 2T2017
Bags by Awesome Grannie10% off, ongoing – 2TS10
SixMunchkinStitching10% off, ongoing – TWOTANGLED10


That’s all, folks! Have a fantastic week!

Episode 201: The Frog Pond is Hopping!!

 

The Mighty FOs

Selma:

Hedy by Sarah Hatton, knit with Estelle Sockitome in Blue-Green on size 2.75/3.25 mm (US 2 and 3) needles.


Sue:

Mini FO of a Barn Raising Square by Shelley Mackie and Larissa Brown out of an unknown skein of beautiful sparkly greens on size 2.75 mm (US 2) needles.
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WIPs & Chains

Selma:

Happy Scrappy blanket, scraps, Sandnes Garn Sisu using 3.0 mm hook.

Deco by Kate Davies, made with Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre in shade 855, knit with 3.5 mm (US 4) needles.

Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder, knit with Bergere de France Goomy 50 in Imprim prune, knit on 2.25mm (US 1.5) needles.

Lynne:

Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry (aka Drea Renee Knits) out of The Cyborg’s Craft Room Assparkilate in “Soulless”, Cattail Knits Brucey Sock Silver in “Stunning Sookie”, Lady Purl Sock in “For Amy”, Bittersweet Woolery Guilty Pleasures in “Harvest King”, Voolenvine Footsie base in “Beach Bum”, and Knit Picks Hawthorn in “Ladd’s Addition” on size 3.75mm (US 5) needles.

Test Knit for TGail designs (Lightning Strikes Twice scarf) out of Phentex Worsted Ombres in the Marrakech Ombre colorway on size 4.0mm (US 6) needles.

Afterthought Everything Socks by Erica Kempf Broughton out of unknown Regia for heels/toes/cuffs and Julianna’s Fibre Lucid Dreams Sock in Luna for main on size 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles.

Sue:

Intersection by Kristen Finlay out of Sandnes Garn Tove in colorways Light Gray, Dark Gray and Natural on size 3.75 mm (US 5) needles.

The Secret Skein MKAL Shawlby Gillian Harkness of Mina Loves Designs with a Mystery Podcast Story to accompany it, narrated by The Cottage Notebook’s Nadia Seaver. This is knit out of Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn in the Happy Forest colorway on size 4,0 mm (US 6) needles.

Barn Raising Quilt by Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown out of a gorgeous skein of yarn gifted by Lynne but from Jaime on size 2.75 mm (US 2) needles.

BB8 socks for Shawn out of Must Stash Yarns Perfect Sock Star Wars Limited Edition in the BB8 colorway on size 2.75 mm (US 2) needles.
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On the Boob Tube (video podcasts)

The Furry Knitter Rachel a.k.a. tinygeekcrafter is back after a long hiatus and now has a new podcast.

Wooly Woolverine Podcast with Laura a.k.a. Woolvereen, she is an absolute delight to watch.

Tanis Fiber Arts with Tanis Lavallee a.k.a. tanisfiberarts
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Shop Talk:

Sue:

Marilyn’s Leading Men

Tony Curtis Crimson
Laurence Olivier Orange
Clark Gable Green (almost want to keep this one)

1 mini bundle of 6 5 in the shop!

New Flat Pouches and Drawstring Bags to go into the shop this weekend.

Spring Fling Kits, Bag and stitch markers are in the shop!


Lynne:

Buttons have finally been listed in the Schwartzcraft shop!


2017 Travel the World by Design KAL/CAL

Our 2nd Quarter Country – EUROPE

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2nd Quarter April-June

Reminder that only 50 grams of sock weight yarn is the new rule instead of 100g as most of us do not use a full skein for socks.


Flash the Stash

Lynne:

Rhinebeck 2014 bag
Luxury Minis from Handmade by Stefanie
Random minis from Gnome Acres


Sue:

Loran Magnetic board with ruler
Mug from Lynne, Gnome Acres


Selma:

2x The Wool Barn Tweed sock in Silver and Cozy
Alpaca yarn from Peru
Shawl pin from intuitknit
Progress keepers from Amberfox84
TPCT be canary knits
Vanguard by Anna Maria Otvos
Southwell Cardigan By Oliveknits
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I’m Broke, Save Me Money!!!

Ocean Kreations UK – 10% off until April 30th – TWOTANGLED10
The Tangled SkeinCA – 15% off until May 13 – SPRINGFEVER15
Woolridge Designs – 15% off until August 31, 2017 – TWOTANGLED15

Long term coupon codes:

Annie Purl – 15% off until the end of the year – Tangled15
Geektastic Fibers – 15% off until the end of the year – 2TANGLED
Frog Peak Creations – 10% off until end of year – 2T2017
Bags by Awesome Grannie – 10% off, ongoing – 2TS10
SixMunchkinStitching – 10% off, ongoing – TWOTANGLED10

Have a great week, and happy crafting!

Episode 200: Happy Cake Day to Us!!!

200 Episode Giveaway – Stay tuned to the end of the episode to find out how you can win!!

1 Skein of Voolenvine Yarn on the Nouveau Base in the Myth colorway, which is 100% Superwash Merino and 400 yards.  Thanks Kristin a.k.a. voolenine for this awesome prize.

1 skein of One Hook Double Stitch yarn on the Brave Base in the Olive Tree colourway.  Thank You Morgan a.k.a. morg235 for this awesome prize and your patience while we found the right place to give this away.

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The Mighty FOs:

NO FOs L

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WIPs & Chains

Lynne:

Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry (aka Drea Renee Knits) out of The Cyborg’s Craft Room Assparkilate in “Soulless”, Cattail Knits Brucey Sock Silver in “Stunning Sookie”, Lady Purl Sock in “For Amy”, Bittersweet Woolery Guilty Pleasures in the Harvest King colorway, and Knit Picks Hawthorn in “Ladd’s Addition” on size 3.75mm (US 5) needles.

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

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Sue:

Intersection by Kristen Finlay out of Sandnes Garn Tove in colorways Light Gray, Dark Gray and Natural on size 3.75 mm (US 5) needles.

Swatched for the Decemberist Shawl for this quarter of the Travel by Design KAL in our group, but also Sam from Hand Me My Knitting is doing a Kal and so is Mairlybird Group which is Melanie Bergs Ravelry group, check them out.

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Shop Talk:

Sue:

 Marilyn’s Leading Men

Tony Curtis Crimson

Laurence Olivier Orange

Clark Gable Green (almost want to keep this one)

2 mini bundles of 6 5 gram skeins going into the shop!

Bags have been uploaded and more to come!

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2017 Travel the World by Design KAL/CAL

Our 2nd Quarter Country – EUROPE

3 Finished projects so far.

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2nd Quarter April-June

Reminder that only 50 grams of sock weight yarn is the new rule instead of 100g as most of us do not use a full skein for socks.

9 Finished projects, awesome start!!

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Flash the Stash

Lynne:

Minis from Jaime

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Sue:

Fibershare package arrived

Fabric from Walmart

Fabric from Fabricville

Zippers wrong colour arrived, ordered new ones from Amazon.

Patterns

Afterthought Everything Socks by Erica Kempf Brougthon

Naomi Cowl by Willow Yarns

Succulant Shawl by Gradiance Yarns

Sarakatsana Shawl by Maria Zilakou

High Tea Wrap by Stephanie Shiman

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I’m Broke, Save Me Money!!! 

NOTE:

See the new thread in the Ravelry group, all coupons will be in that thread and if you want to provide one please private message of of us.

Ocean Kreations UK – 10% off until April 30th – TWOTANGLED10
Woolridge Designs – 15% off until August 31, 2017 – TWOTANGLED15
Annie Purl – 15% off until the end of the year – Tangled15
Geektastic Fibers – 15% off until the end of the year – 2TANGLED
Frog Peak Creations – 10% off until end of year – 2T2017
Bags by Awesome Grannie – 10% off, ongoing – 2TS10
SixMunchkinStitching – 10% off, ongoing – TWOTANGLED10

Have a great week, and happy crafting!

Episode 199: Crazy? Not crazy?

The Mighty FOs

Sorry, not the FOs you were looking for!


WIPs & Chains

Lynne

Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry (aka Drea Renee Knits) out of The Cyborg’s Craft Room Assparkilate in “Soulless”, Cattail Knits Brucey Sock Silver in “Stunning Sookie”, Lady Purl Sock in “For Amy”, Bittersweet Woolery Guilty Pleasures in “Harvest King”, Voolenvine Footsie Base in “Beach Bum”, and Knit Picks Hawthorn in “Ladd’s Addition” on size 3.75mm (US 5) needles.

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

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Sue

Falls Church Cowl by Taiga Hilliard Designs out of Regia in the Charcoal colorway and hand dyed minis by me in several colors on size 4.00 mm (US 6) needles.

 

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Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry (aka Drea Renee Knits) out of 7 Three Irish Girls yarns in the Beckon base in “Full of Grace”, and in Adorn Sock in “Observation Hill” on size 3.75 mm (US 5) needles.

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Egg to Owl by Susan B. Anderson out of TLC Essentials Solid in Yellow and Red and Red Heart Classic in Parakeet on size 3.75 mm (US 5) needles.

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Shop Talk

There are lots of new and exciting things happening at The Tangled Skein CA

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Schwartzcraft! Come check it out!

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2017 Travel the World by Design KAL/CAL

There were 70 finished projects in the FO thread! Well done everyone 🙂

Winners have been chosen for the grand prize from FO thread (yarn, an owl print, and a bag from Little Creek Designs!) and a separate prize for the Chatter thread.

Come see if you’re one of the lucky winners!

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Our 2nd Quarter Continent – EUROPE


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The first quarter of the Brown Bag Sock Club has come to a close. There were 179 finished projects!!!

Winners have been chosen for the grand prize from the FO thread (yarn from Mint Rain Yarn in Rose Tyler colorway and stitch markers from Seattle Sky Dyeworks and a separate prize for the Chatter thread.

Come see if you won!

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The FO thread for the second quarter is open, please use the same chatter thread as the first quarter.


Flash the Stash

Lynne

Bag from Woolridge Designs plus one for a giveaway!
Bobbin stamp from Michaels

Sue

2 Needle felting kits from Michaels
Surprise from FireFlyFibreArts (Maggie with Lynne in cahoots) a Knitting counter ring and one for a giveway!

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New charms for the shop from Nicole De Bruin in the UK, great prices on shipping and very speedy delivery.

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Namaste Needle Case


I’m Broke, Save Me Money!!!

Tracy a.k.a. tplaysnice 20% off her pattern Little Steps Socks until April 4th – TwoTangled20
Ocean Kreations UK – 10% off until April 30th – TWOTANGLED10
Woolridge Designs – 15% off until August 31, 2017 – TWOTANGLED15
Annie Purl – 15% off until the end of the year – Tangled15
Geektastic Fibers – 15% off until the end of the year – 2TANGLED
Frog Peak Creations – 10% off until end of year – 2T2017
Bags by Awesome Grannie – 10% off, ongoing – 2TS10
SixMunchkinStitching – 10% off, ongoing – TWOTANGLED10


That’s all, folks! Have a great week, and happy crafting!

Episode 198: The Stash…oh the stash!!

The Mighty FOs:

Lynne:

Chunky Pussy Hat by Julie Packard out of Fleece Artist discontinued Super Bulky Merino base in Berries colorway on size 6.5mm (US 10.5) needles.

Flax by TinCanKnits out of Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Dove Grey Heather on size 4.0 mm and 5.0 mm (US 6 & 8) needles (Sleeves done on 4.5 mm and 3.75 mm – US 7 and 5 needles).

Selma:

Skirt improvized, using Berroco Inca Tweed in Noche, using 5 mm (US 8)needles.

Purple Turtle Light Turtle Neck by Anna & Heidi Pickles, using Classic Elite yarns Giselle and Sandnes Garn Mini Alpakka, using 6.5 mm (US 10.5) needles.


WIPs & Chains

Lynne:

Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry (Drea Renee Knits) out of The Cyborb’s Craftroom Assparkilate Base in Soulless, Cattail Knits Brucey Sock Silver in Stunning Sookie, Lady Purl Sock in For Amy, Bittersweet Woolery Guilty Pleasures in Harvest King and Voolenvine Yarns Footsie base in Beach Bum. Knit on 3.75mm (US 5) needles.

Lightning Strikes Twice scarf by Teresa Seasons (Test knit) – I haven’t decided which yarn yet, so I’ll write it down tomorrow, but it’s size 5mm (US 8) needles.


Sue:

Falls Church Cowl by Taiga Hilliard Designs out of Woolike in the Charcoal colorway and hand dyed minis by me in several colors on size 4.00 mm (US6) needles.

Egg to Owl by Susan B. Anderson out of TLC Essentials Solid in Yellow and Red and Red Heart Classic in Parakeet on size 3.75 mm (US 5) needles.


Selma:

Business Stripes Business Casual socks by Tanis Lavallee, using Bergere de France Goomy 50 in Imprim prune, on 2.25 mm

Ruta Cardigan by Karin Weststrand swatching out of Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre shade 855, on size 3.5 mm (US4) needles.


On the Boob Tube (video podcasts)

Lynne watched:

Ninja Chickens Podcast with Maria (ninjachickens)
The Gentle Knitter Podcast with Nicole (thegentleknitter)
Cherry Heart Podcast with Sandra (cherryheart)
Knitography Vlog (short vlog-style) with Patricia Anne (no Rav presence that I know of).

Sue watched:

Knitterarium with Ruth, what a lovely podcast, and I could listen to that accent all day.

Mentions:

Debut of Knitability Magazine (Bakery Bears Patreon reward)
Need to talk about the Marblz needles.
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2017 Travel the World by Design KAL/CAL

50 finished projects.

Announce 2nd Quarter Country – EUROPE

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175 finished projects. We will pull for prizes on the April 1st podcast episode 199.
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Flash the Stash

Lynne:

Foundations of Spinning Craftsy Class by Amy King
Drafting from Worsted to Woolen Craftsy Class by Jacey Boggs Faulkner
Guadalupe Mitts pattern by Cat Bordhi
Progression Shawl by Carin Risinger Designs a.k.a. alcariel – gifted to us by Eileen a.k.a. TwistingPurls


Sue:

Progression Shawl by Carin Risinger a.k.a alcariel of the Round the Twist podcast, whom I love. She is going through a tough time with the puppies and vet bills. I was gifted this so I want to giveaway 2 gift copies to help her out.

Infinity Scarf Pattern
Decemberist by Melanie Berg This will be for our KAL as well as the KAL in Hand Me My Knitting podcast with Sam a.k.a. handmemyknitting

Fondant Fibre order
Selma – Eden Cottage Yarns Oakworth DK in the Woodland colorway
Selma- Magnet
Fabric for shop


Selma:

6x Pirkkalanka Vahva in Denim
4x BLend no 1, by Ysolda,
4x Whistlebare Yeavering Bell dk, apple green
5X Whistlebare Yeavering Bell Aran, Chainmail
2x Filcolana Gotlandsk Pelsuld, middle brown
1x Eden Cottage Yarns, Langdale SW Aran
1x Eden Cottage Yarns, Oakworth DK
1x Cambrian MOuntain wool, dk, yellow
2x Ellie and Ada, Superwash merino silk, in Hydrangea and Calligraphy ink
1x Fine Fish Core Sock (50g) in Serene, Belfast mug, tea towel
Progression Shawl by Carin Risinger Designs
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Giveaway winner Stargazer Shawl by FairyLittle to one lucky viewer!!

Post # 12 Ravelry Name: craftypw Carolyn
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New Giveaway

Will post here when I have decided how to do my giveaway!!

Sue is giving 2 gift copies of the shawl Progression Shawl by Carin Risinger to help out.

Please go buy the pattern, it is gorgeous and she needs all the help she can get!
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I’m Broke, Save Me Money!!!

Tracy a.k.a. tplaysnice 20% off her pattern Little Steps Socks until April 4th – TwoTangled20
Ocean Kreations UK – 10% off until April 30th – TWOTANGLED10
Annie Purl – 15% off until the end of the year – Tangled15
Geektastic Fibers – 15% off until the end of the year – 2TANGLED
Frog Peak Creations – 10% off until end of year – 2T2017
Bags by Awesome Grannie – 10% off, ongoing – 2TS10
SixMunchkinStitching – 10% off, ongoing – TWOTANGLED10

Episode 197: Rude Gestures!!

 

Notes:

Happy birthday to Jeanette (BookishStitcher
Happy 2-year podiversary to Mina of The Knitting Expat Podcast (MinaPhilipp)
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The Mighty FOs

Crickets…..
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WIPs & Chains

Lynne:

Flax by TinCanKnits out of Knit Picks Brava Worsted in the Dove Grey Heather colorway on size 4.0mm and 5.0mm (US 6 and 8) needles.

Straight and Narrow Socks (test pattern) out of Mia Bella Kitten Yarn in Blue on 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles.

Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry (aka Drea Renee Knits) out of The Cyborg’s Craft Room Assparkilate in “Soulless”, Cattail Knits Brucey Sock Silver in “Stunning Sookie”, Lady Purl Sock in “For Amy”, and Bittersweet Woolery Guilty Pleasures in the Harvest King colorway (so far) on size 3.75mm (US 5) needles.

Gryffindor Scarf (no pattern) out of Berroco Remix in Buttercup and Strawberry on size 5 mm (US 8) needles.


Sue:

Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry (aka Drea Renee Knits) out of 7 Three Irish Girls yarns in the Beckon base in “Full of Grace”, and in Adorn Sock in “Observation Hill” on size 3.75 mm (US 5) needles.

Stria by Marie Greene out of Berroco Vintage DK in Douglas Fir colorway on size 2.75 mm (US2) and 3.5 mm (US4) needles.

Little Steps Socks by Tracy a.k.a. tplaysnice out of LuvKnotz yarn in the rainbow colorway on size 2.25 mm (US 1) needles.

Stargazer Shawl by Marsha Ibuki a.k.a. fairylittle out of Yarntasia Fingering in the Moss Green colorway on size 2.75 mm (US2) needles.

Falls Church Cowl by Taiga Hilliard Designs out of Woolike in the Charcoal colorway and hand dyed minis by me in several colors on size 4.00 mm (US6) needles.
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On the Boob Tube (video podcasts)

Sue watched:

Skein Game with Chantal a.k.a. Knitpurldog from Calgary, Alberta

Lynne watched:

Freya Spins Podcast with Freya a.k.a. Freya22
Knitterarium with Ruth a.k.a. Celtic-Knits
A Dorky Emu Podcast with Sarah a.k.a. sarahyoude
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2017 Travel the World by Design KAL/CAL

45 finished projects this week.

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161 finished projects this week.


Flash the Stash

Lynne:

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Freckled Whimsy Serendipity Base Movie Mashup Club in “Pretty in Sixteen Pink Candles”
Marblz DPN’s from StitchCraft Marketing, Stefanie.


Sue:

Ink.Bags, I contacted Erika to see if she was willing to send me a bag to review, she kindly agreed.
New Fabric to make myself Tote Bags for Spring.
Replacement tips for my Royal needle that snapped.
Patterns:
Stargazer Shawl by Marsha Ibuki a.k.a. fairylittle
Falls Church Cowl to use with the minis I dyed up this week.
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NEW GIVEAWAY

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Stargazer Shawl to one lucky viewer
Prompt: Name your favorite Star in the sky!!
Rules: Member of the group, no chatter, one post per person.
Contest Closes April 3rd: Draw will happen on the April 4th episode.
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I’m Broke, Save Me Money!!!

Tracy a.k.a. tplaysnice 20% off her pattern Little Steps Socks until April 4th – TwoTangled20
Ocean Kreations UK – 10% off until April 30th – TWOTANGLED10
Annie Purl – 15% off until the end of the year – Tangled15
Geektastic Fibers – 15% off until the end of the year – 2TANGLED
Bags by Awesome Grannie – 10% off, ongoing – 2TS10
SixMunchkinStitching – 10% off, ongoing – TWOTANGLED10