Episode 31 Small Shawl KAL

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This week’s show includes some chatter about the “knitting day” I went to, a finished object, WIP reviews, KAL announcement, craft corner, events and Lets Go Retro!

Off my dish
Sideways Ribbed Cap by Cathy Campbell, Sirdar PERU, Damson

On my dish
Twigs and Willows by Alana Dakos, Quince and Co., Owl – papuan
Whitman by Corina Ferguson, Tess Designer yarns, Silk and Ivory
Hitchhiker by Martina Behm, Eggy Johnson Fiberworks
Fireflies Rising by Helen Stewart, Knit Picks Shimmer, Eucalyptus

Spinning
Now I am working on some Rambouillet from Port Fiber in the Come Sail Away colorway

Events
Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops June 20-22, 2014, Brownfield, ME
Knitting Pipeline Maine Retreat

Small Shawl KAL
The small shawl KAL will run from April 1 – June 1, 2014 (the end date is not in stone!) I am going to knit Fireflies Rising by Helen Stewart. You may join me in that pattern or choose a different one! Rules: You must be a member of the Knitting Dish Ravelry Group to be eligible for prize drawing. Although you are welcome to knit more that one shawl, please only one entry per person (if you knit more than one shawl and want to share a photo, just add it to your original post!) Please label your projects with the tag “KDSSKAL”.

Technical Difficulties

Okay, so here’s the deal….I have episode 31 recorded and ready to release but I have used up all my free GB space so I can not finalize the process for downloading. I am trying to figure out another way to get my episodes out for your viewing pleasure. Stay tuned! I hope to have a solution before Monday.

In the meantime, for anyone interested in the Spring Shawl KAL, please visit the Knitting Dish Ravelry group thread for details.

Thank you very much for your patience!!! Happy Easter!!! Happy Spring!!!
Mary

Episode 30 Totalled

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This week’s episode includes: what’s off my dish, what’s on my dish, spinning FO and WIP, In the wings, what’s new, events and my favorite things.

Off my dish
Color Affection by Veera Valimaki, Quince and Co. Finch – camel, fjord, sabine
Leafy Washcloth by Megan Goodacre, Lion Brand recycled cotton
Button Bigfoot by Rebecca Danger
Bee Keeper’s Quilt Tiny Owl Knits

On my dish
Twigs and Willows by Alana Dakos, Quince and Co., Owl – papuan
Whitman by Corina Ferguson, Tess Designer yarns, Silk and Ivory

Spinning
Finnsheep is spun, plyed, washed and dried! I bought my Finnsheep fiber from Paradise Fibers.
Now I am working on some Rambouillet from Port Fiber in the Come Sail Away colorway

In the Wings
Fireflies Rising by Helen Stewart

Are you interested in a Fireflies Rising (or shawlette of your choice) Knit A Long? Let me know and I’ll make it official with prizes and everything!

Entertainment
A couple of new podcasts I have found and will enjoy catching up on!
Video Podcast: The Spritly Knitter Go check out Helen’s podcast and Ravelry Group! She is delightful!!!!

Audio Podcast: Curious Handmade Helen Stewart is a wonderful designer (see above Fireflies Rising!!!!) and a pleasure to listen to!!!

Episode 29 Sock KAL Prize Winners!

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This week’s show includes: Off my dish, On my dish, Spinning, What’s New, Favorite things and Sock KAL prize drawing. Enjoy!

Off my Dish
Down the Rabbit Hole by Purrlescent, Knit Picks Stroll – cupcake multi

On my dish
Color Affection, Veera Valimaki, Quince and Co, Finch – camel, fjord, sabine
Twigs and Willows, Alana Dakos, Quince and Co., Owl – papuan

Sock KAL Prize Winners!
Thank you to everyone who participated! We are all winners because we all have gorgeous socks now! But an extra special congratulations to our prize winners:
Khartquilt – Kitties in a Basket Project bag donated by Gail (Cotton Tail Creations) You can visit Gail’s Etsy shop, Knocturnal Knitter
Imecoll – 5 skeins of Cascade Fun
Elliejellybean – Knit Socks for All Seasons: Fabulous, Fun Footwear for Any Time of Year (Hardcover) by Stephanie van der Linden (Author) kindly donated by my friend Pat (patbknitting)
Patbknitting – TBD :)

Spinning
I finished spinning the singles of the brown Finn Sheep – hopefully will have the Navajo Ply done before the next show!
Started spinning some Domestic Rambouillet from Port Fiber in the Come Sail Away colorway; this will be my first three-ply!

My Favorite Things
Canvas Under the Bed shoe storage makes an AMAZING yarn organizing system!

Episode 28 Let’s Go Retro

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This week’s episode includes: Off my dish, On my dish, a trip to the Frog Pond, What’s New?, Entertainment, Craft Corner, Events, a couple of Shout Outs and my new segment Let’s Go Retro! Enjoy!

Off my Dish

Leafy Washcloth
by Tricksy Knitter, Lion Brand Yarn recycled cotton – seafoam
Aphelion by Charlisa Anderson, knit from my own hand spun
Hexipuffs/The Bee Keeper’s Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits

On my dish
Down the Rabbit Hole by Purrlescent, Knit Picks Stroll – cupcake multi

Sock KAL
Please join the Sock KAL running now through March 16, 2014. Rules: Join the Knitting Dish Ravelry Group (if you have not already done so). Cast on a pair of socks now or resurrect an unfinished pair (please use your best judgement). Join in the chatter on the Knitting Dish Sock KAL Chatter Thread. Tag your projects KDSKAL. Post a photo of your finished socks on the Knitting Dish Sock KAL FO Thread.

Prizes
Kitties in a Basket project bag, generously donated by Gail of Cottontail Creations. Visit Gail’s Etsy shop, Knocturnal Knitter between now and the end of the KAL (March 16th)and receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders using coupon code FREESHIPKAL
Thank you, Gail, for this very generous offer!

5 Skeins of Cascade Fun: 61.2% Viscose, 38.8% Cotton, 50g = 81.58yds, color 0468 (pink with small amounts of purple and green) donated by an anonymous friend.

Knit Socks for All Seasons: Fabulous, Fun Footwear for Any Time of Year (Hardcover) by Stephanie van der Linden (Author) kindly donated by my friend Pat (patbknitting)

Entertainment
House of Cards

Craft Corner
crochet jar opener: here is a tutorial I found on line. I put a scalloped edge on mine.

Let’s Go Retro!
Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn Collection Star Book #225

Shout Outs
Moon Cusser Bags
Knitting in Beantown

Episode 27 Bad Attitude

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I apologize for the poor camera quality! It appears I need to find a happy medium between auto focus and no auto focus! I “zoomed” stuff around a lot and it doesn’t show up well. Sorry folks!

What am I wearing
Shizuku by Angela Tong, Noro Kureyon

Off my dish
Cascade by Raya Budrevich, Lion Brand Yarn recycled cotton – seafoam green
Open Work Infinity Scarf by Karen Clements, Moda Dea Swerve
Half-Sized Hippo by Rebecca Danger 50 Yards of Fun, leftover Knit One Crochet Two Ty-Dy Wool
Bookworm Bookmark – this is how I remember my mom making them:
chain 21 then make 3 dc in each chain; chain st for as long as you want your bookmark to be then end with desired embellishment (pop-pom, circle, bead…etc) Add googly eyes if desired.

On my dish
Down the Rabbit Hole by Purrlescent, Knit Picks Stroll – cupcake multi

In the wings
Color Affection by Veera Valimaki, Quince and Co Finch

Events
Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts workshops
June 20-22, 2014

Sock KAL
Please join the Sock KAL running now through March 16, 2014. Rules: Join the Knitting Dish Ravelry Group (if you have not already done so). Cast on a pair of socks now or resurrect an unfinished pair (please use your best judgement). Join in the chatter on the Knitting Dish Sock KAL Chatter Thread. Tag your projects KDSKAL. Post a photo of your finished socks on the Knitting Dish Sock KAL FO Thread.

Prizes
Kitties in a Basket project bag, generously donated by Gail of Cottontail Creations. Visit Gail’s Etsy shop, Knocturnal Knitter between now and the end of the KAL (March 16th)and receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders using coupon code FREESHIPKAL
Thank you, Gail, for this very generous offer!

5 Skeins of Cascade Fun: 61.2% Viscose, 38.8% Cotton, 50g = 81.58yds, color 0468 (pink with small amounts of purple and green) donated by an anonymous friend.

Episode 26 Post Vacation

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This week’s episode includes: What I’m Wearing, What’s on my dish, What’s off my dish, Trip to the Frog Pond, What’s New, Entertainment and Events. Lots of talk about my recent vacation and treasures I found! Enjoy!

What I’m Wearing
Aristida by Alexandra Beck, Knitscene, Accessories 2012, Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi

Off my dish
12th Arrow Cowl by Vicoria Etshadar, Red Heart Sock Yarn (lost the label)
Waneka by Annie Watts, Knit One Crochet Two Ty-Dy Wool – Stormy Seas

On my dish
Down the Rabbit Hole by Kimberly Pieper, Knit Picks Stroll Fingering – Cupcake
Color Affection by Veera Valimaki, Quince and Co. Finch – camel, fjord, sabine
Cascade by Raya Budrevich, Lion Brand Yarn recycled cotton – seagrass

What’s New?
Here are the links for my vacation finds:
Rabbit Hill Inn
Schilling Brew Pub
Stave Puzzles
Yarn Garden
Sheep Shear Cutings by Carolyn E. Guest
Nancy’s Alteration’s and Yarn Shop

Events
Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts workshops
June 20-22, 2014

Sock KAL
Please join the Sock KAL running now through March 16, 2014. Rules: Join the Knitting Dish Ravelry Group (if you have not already done so). Cast on a pair of socks now or resurrect an unfinished pair (please use your best judgement). Join in the chatter on the Knitting Dish Sock KAL Chatter Thread. Tag your projects KDSKAL. Post a photo of your finished socks on the Knitting Dish Sock KAL FO Thread.

Prizes
Kitties in a Basket project bag, generously donated by Gail of Cottontail Creations. Visit Gail’s Etsy shop, Knocturnal Knitter between now and the end of the KAL (March 16th)and receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders using coupon code FREESHIPKAL
Thank you, Gail, for this very generous offer!

5 Skeins of Cascade Fun: 61.2% Viscose, 38.8% Cotton, 50g = 81.58yds, color 0468 (pink with small amounts of purple and green) donated by an anonymous friend.

Episode 25 Pre-Vacation

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Today’s episode includes some pre-vacation banter including a skating story, some good news, bad news about a pair of socks, a visit from Bellatrix, a project off my dish, a project on my dish, KAL info and some spinning.

Off my dish
Guston Henley by Ann Budd, Peace Fleece worsted – Ancient Fern

On my dish
Down the Rabbit Hole by Kimberly Pieper, Knit Picks Stroll Fingering – Cupcake
Color Affection by Veera Valimaki, Quince and Co. Finch – camel, fjord, sabine

Spinning
75% organic Polwarth/25%silk from Port Fiber – Sun Shower; approximately 320 yards of 2 ply

Sock KAL
Please join the Sock KAL running now through March 16, 2014. Rules: Join the Knitting Dish Ravelry Group (if you have not already done so). Cast on a pair of socks now or resurrect an unfinished pair (please use your best judgement). Join in the chatter on the Knitting Dish Sock KAL Chatter Thread. Tag your projects KDSKAL. Post a photo of your finished socks on the Knitting Dish Sock KAL FO Thread.

Prizes
Kitties in a Basket project bag, generously donated by Gail of Cottontail Creations. Visit Gail’s Etsy shop, Knocturnal Knitter between now and the end of the KAL (March 16th)and receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders using coupon code FREESHIPKAL
Thank you, Gail, for this very generous offer!

5 Skeins of Cascade Fun: 61.2% Viscose, 38.8% Cotton, 50g = 81.58yds, color 0468 (pink with small amounts of purple and green) donated by an anonymous friend.

Episode 24 Snow Day!

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It’s a snow day! What a great day to knit and podcast! Today’s episode includes what’s off my dish, on my dish, some spinning, and a couple of new segments “what’s new” and “These are a few of my favorite things: Whiskers on kittens and When the bee stings”, a book review and a couple of shout outs. Enjoy!

Today I am wearing my Piper’s Journey by Paula Emons-Fuessle

Off my dish
Bellissima by The Worcester Knitting Company
Lente by Monika Sirna
Itty Bitty Batty by Rebecca Danger

Review
50 Yards of Fun by Rebecca Danger

On my dish
Guston Henley by Ann Budd, Peace Fleece worsted – Ancient Fern
Down the Rabbit Hole by Kimberly Pieper, Knit Picks Stroll Fingering – Cupcake
Color Affection by Veera Valimaki, Quince and Co. Finch – camel, fjord, sabine
American Girl Socks by Judy Gibson, Lion Brand Yarn bon bons
Cascade by Raya Budrevich, Lion Brand Yarn Recycled Cotton – seagrass

Spinning
I finished plying the Finnsheep using a Navajo ply; approxmately 217 yds
75% organic Polwarth/25%silk from Port Fiber – Sun Shower; singles are spun and on the wheel for plying as we speak!

These are a few of my favorite things:
Whiskers on kittens

Bath and Body Eucalyptus mint soap

Shout Outs
Common Cod Fiber Guild

12th Arrow Cowl by Victoriablue, use coupon code ” 12th arrow ” for $1.00 off through the end of February

Sock KAL
Please join the Sock KAL running now through March 16, 2014. Rules: Join the Knitting Dish Ravelry Group (if you have not already done so). Cast on a pair of socks now or resurrect an unfinished pair (please use your best judgement). Join in the chatter on the Knitting Dish Sock KAL Chatter Thread. Tag your projects KDSKAL. Post a photo of your finished socks on the Knitting Dish Sock KAL FO Thread.

Prizes
Kitties in a Basket project bag, generously donated by Gail of Cottontail Creations. Visit Gail’s Etsy shop, Knocturnal Knitter between now and the end of the KAL (March 16th)and receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders using coupon code FREESHIPKAL
Thank you, Gail, for this very generous offer!

5 Skeins of Cascade Fun: 61.2% Viscose, 38.8% Cotton, 50g = 81.58yds, color 0468 (pink with small amounts of purple and green) donated by an anonymous friend.

Episode 23 A Quick Re-cap

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This week we have (as the title implies) a quick re-cap of projects with a little bit of spinning. I hope you enjoy this “short but sweet” episode.

This week I am wearing Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood knit with my own handspun yarn.

On my dish
Guston Henley by Ann Budd, Peace Fleece worsted – Ancient Fern
Down the Rabbit Hole by Kimberly Pieper, Knit Picks Stroll Fingering – Cupcake
Color Affection by Veera Valimaki, Quince and Co. Finch – camel, fjord, sabine
American Girl Socks by Judy Gibson, Lion Brand Yarn bon bons
Cascade by Raya Budrevich, Lion Brand Yarn Recycled Cotton – seagrass

Spinning
I finished spinning the singles of the Finnsheep and will hopefully have it Navajo plied before the next show.
75% organic Polwarth/25%silk from Port Fiber – Sun Shower

The Field Guide to Fleece

Sock KAL
Please join the Sock KAL running now through March 16, 2014. Rules: Join the Knitting Dish Ravelry Group (if you have not already done so). Cast on a pair of socks now or resurrect an unfinished pair (please use your best judgement). Join in the chatter on the Knitting Dish Sock KAL Chatter Thread. Tag your projects KDSKAL. Post a photo of your finished socks on the Knitting Dish Sock KAL FO Thread.

Prizes
Kitties in a Basket project bag, generously donated by Gail of Cottontail Creations. Visit Gail’s Etsy shop, Knocturnal Knitter between now and the end of the KAL (March 16th)and receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders using coupon code FREESHIPKAL
Thank you, Gail, for this very generous offer!

5 Skeins of Cascade Fun: 61.2% Viscose, 38.8% Cotton, 50g = 81.58yds, color 0468 (pink with small amounts of purple and green) donated by an anonymous friend.

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