Episode 8: A Wealth of WIPS

March 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm Leave a comment

Welcome to the 8th episode of the podcast!  Here are the shownotes for your perusal.  As always, please let us know if we’ve missed something, and we welcome your positive feedback!

On Our Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: Saffron Serenity Anklets, Garter Yoke Cardigan, Giant Granny Square Afghan, Down The Rabbit-Hole Socks, Woven Dishtowels; Rogue Adventures “Reggae”, unknown dyer’s merino/silk/random wool carded into rolags.  Dana mentions ThreadsThruTime’s Etsy shop (Turkish spindles!) and CorgiHillFarm’s batts (awesome fiber prep for spinning with a spindle for the first time!).

Brittany: Toe-Up Anklets, Linen Stitch Scarf, Basic Entrelac Scarf, Chandra

Finished Objects & Yarn:

Brittany: MidnightPurls Sea Sick Polwarth

Dana: Quickie Scarf, Sacred Grove Scarf, KP Dancing Anklets, Fortune Cookie Cat Toy; Fat Cat Knits Buster Merino (roving bought from Gritty Knits), Rogue Adventures Moody Blues BFL

New In the Queue:
Dana:  Unwinding Hours by Chrissy Prange ($3.50 Ravelry download), Basic Black by Glenna C (free Ravelry download) (mentions Viper Pilots)

Brittany:  Toorie by Carina Spencer ($5 Ravelry download), Sheena Shawl by Jacquelyn Ridzy ($5 Ravelry download)

If I Was A Rich Girl:
Dana:  tiny Turkish spindle from ThreadsThruTime on Etsy (this is the one she was talking about)

Brittany: Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Roving Fiber Club by Fiber Fancy on Etsy (the batt version of the club)

Discussion: Interweave Knits Spring 2011 Issue:
Dana is not that big a fan of the designs, but loves the Fair Isle article!   Brittany loves the fair isle article too, especially the section about color vs value.  Dana loves the designer interview with Shirley Paden- so inspiring!  We always like the yarn review at the beginning of the magazine, because they often cover yarns that we want to know more about and can’t get locally.  Some of the yarn choices and heavy fabrics have Dana scratching her head- mohair for spring?!  Heavy cables?!  She’ll pass.  Brittany thinks that there are lots of busy tops- beautiful knitting, very aesthetically pleasing, but would look horrible on her bust.  Also there was a lot of cropped garments- not good for her body shape at all.  Both Dana & Brittany are crazy about the Ruched Yoke Tee and the Leaf & Picot Cardigan!!

Overall, if we didn’t have a subscription, we would have skipped this one- but we’re glad to be subscribers because of all of the other information that Interweave provides: fiber festival information, yarn reviews, book reviews, technique articles, etc.

We’d love to hear your take!  Tell us what you think; even if you disagree with us, we’d love to start a dialogue on this episode’s Ravelry thread!!

Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival is next weekend (March 17-19) in Townsend TN, and we are so excited!!!  We are going on Saturday 19th and would love to meet any listeners that are in attendance!!  Karen from the KnitWits is going to be going, and we are excited about meeting her!  Brittany is excited about the KnittyandColor booth at SMFAF.  Dana is excited about Gale’s Art (here are some Trindle spindles).  We’re going to Smoky Mountain Spinnery and are making up a shopping list already!

A Big Thank-You!!:

Thank you for our newest iTunes reviews and star ratings!  If you feel so inclined to leave us a review or a star rating, we’d really appreciate it.  Also, please join the Ravelry group and introduce yourself!  Thank you to Dana’s friend bobmarleychic for our brand-new logo!  She did such a great job and we really appreciate her hard work!!!


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