The Knitting Game and Other Stuff #11 – Crazy, Fantastic, Colossal, Ultra-Mega Fiber Arts Month


Welcome


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Shout outs, Thank Yous, and Admin notes

New group member:

  • pkbailey Pam (also a local)
  • knittynatterzena    Zena
  • Missdameaner    Marge (AKA Maggie)

 

This week’s Blog/Vlog/Podcast: DC Unraveld by DCKnitter aka Colleen


The Knitting Game


An explanation of The Knitting Game can be found here on the blog or on our Ravlery Group.

Featured Book


Knit. Sock. Love.
by

Cookie A.
Paperback and e-Book
One Leg Press; 1St Edition edition (November 25, 2010)
19 patterns

Patterns
Round 1

Twisted Flower Sock

Sake

Voting

Voting will close at 3 PM EST April 11, 2012

Sensual Knits Knitting Game Update

Project Page

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted

Play Along at Home

What books are in your library too? Let me know here.


The Other Stuff


Knitting

WIP
  • Lemongrass Socks – US 1/ 2.25mm Knit Picks, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight – Lemongrass
  • Two at a time, toe-up socks w/afterthought heal – US 2/2.75MM ChiaoGoo, Blue Ridge Yarn’s Footprints in the Mardi Gras colorway
WIH
  • Baby Jacket by Michele Rose Orne– US 6/4MM Knit Picks Interchangebles, Knit Picks Bare Worsted
  • Clamber by Laura Wilson-Martos – US 4/3.5MM Kollage Square, Handspun from Wool, Tencel, Milk and Banana fiber dyed by River’s Edge Fiber Arts

Spinning

On the bobbin
  • 4 oz. Faux Cashmere, Sugar and Spice
  • Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club: 4 oz. Merino – Little Fishes
Sewing
  • Working on designing my own line of project bags. and sewing some little sock size bags

Hiking

Big Run Loop – Maybe, weather permitting. Didn’t go last week due to a server case of laziness.

Events

What: FSWG April Member Meeting

When: 14 April 2012, 10 AM

Where: Liberty Town Art Workshop

 

What: Maranatha Alpaca Farm Alpaca Shearing Day 2012

When: Saturday, 28 April 2012, 11am – 5pm

Where: Maranatha Alpaca Farm

71 Coakley Lane

Fredericksburg, VA  22406

 

What: Dog House Yarn and More Knitter’s Retreat

When: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Where: Graves Mountain Lodge

 

What: Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

When: Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, 2012 (pre-events and workshops earlier in the week)

Where: Howard County Fairgrounds

2210 Fairground Road

West Friendship, MD

*** Deb Robson’s Sheep Breeds Walk-About Class ***

With Deb Robson, author of The Fleece and Fiber Source Book, as your guide, take a walking tour of the sheep barns at the Festival. Deb will highlight about 10-12 breeds, will help us learn to identify them by pointing out physical characteristics, and will discuss the properties of their fiber. Class size will be limited in order to be able to move through the barns smoothly as a group without interrupting the shepherds’ work. The Saturday and Sunday classes will cover the same material, so there is no need to take both. Participants are encouraged to bring: a clipboard or notebook for note-taking. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather (including the possibility of rain).

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