Episode 17: Spin Fast, Spin Long, Spin Strong!

July 15, 2011 at 3:35 am 1 comment

Hey there listeners!  Thanks for listening to Episode 17!  In this episode, we talk about our Tour de Fleece progress, KnitScene 2011, and many other things!

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: Dancing in the Sun Socks, Stripey Tomato, KnittyandColor Stormfront Falkland (HERE is the link to the Fauxlags video!)
Brittany: Traveling Woman, Unwind Yarn Company “Miss Scarlett” batt

FOs and Yarns:
Dana: Anne crochet scarf, another Ball Sack, Blackberry Hill Farm Icelandic Singles, Fat Cat Knits London Fog, Fat Cat Knits Moonshadow, Gale’s Art Velvet Elvis Mixed BFL, Cedar Waxwing 2ply, Woven Dishtowels
Brittany: Stone and String Studio Club Fiber (Wensleydale) in Giles (HERE is a link to Stone and String Studio!), KnittyandColor Polwarth in Minerva

New in the Queue:
Dana: Frick Frick Beret by Pamela Wynne ($5 download on Ravelry)
Brittany: EVERYTHING from Knitscene! Ok, not everything, but a lot of things.

If I Was A Rich Girl:
Dana: The Knitter’s Book of Socks: The Yarn Lover’s Ultimate Guide to Creating Socks That Fit Well, Feel Great, and Last a Lifetime (not due to be released until October, but I want it NOW!!!)
Brittany: Lots of stuff! The Shop Sales & Discounts thread on the Tour de Fleece board is killing me!

Review of Knitscene Fall ‘11:
Dana: The article by Amy Herzog about fitting your knits is incredible. As far as patterns go, I love the Charlemont Cardigan, the Montview Cardigan, the Lowry Pullover, the Whittier Hat, and the Live Oak Shawlette. Interweave needs to hurry up and make this magazine available by subscription!! (mentions the Geodesic Cardigan– her attempt at a fingering/laceweight sweater that failed miserably)
Brittany: LOVE.  Patterns I love- Pinstripe Pullover, Cooke Cardigan, Lepidoptera Cardigan, Morrison Cardigan!, Southmoor Hat, Live Oak Shawlette.  Overall the whole aesthetic is amazing! The “tone” of the mag flows very well together. I may not want to knit every pattern, but I do like them all. WHEN has that ever happened??


  • SAFF classes are open to all on July 15, so sign up quickly if you want a class!
  • Donation incentive contest: donate $5 or more to the podcast using the Donate Now button and get entered to win a skein of yarn dyed by Dana!  469yds/120g of 80% superwash merino/20% nylon fingering weight yarn in the colorway Faded Graffiti- a one-of-a-kind skein!

Unwind Yarn Company Superwash Merino & Nylon Sock in "Faded Graffiti"

  • Dana is offering 15% off everything in her shop through midnight EST on July 24!  Just enter code TDF2011 in the coupon code box at checkout! 🙂

Entry filed under: knitting, podcast, shownotes, spinning.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. jennygirl  |  July 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Just discovered via Jenny and Nicole.
    You gals are funny and although I am not a spinner, that part of the podcast was not boring for me. You two cover all the bases and I will be sure to check out your older podcasts.
    I also love Buffy and BSG!!


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