The Knitting Game and Other Stuff #5: Cable Crazy


 Welcome


Social Media Sites

Shout outs, Thank yous, and Admin notes

New group member: Raeknitsnwa (Rae), KnitPurlGurl (Karrie) and sillyfru (Wendy)

This week’s Blog/Vlog/Podcast: No Name Knitting Blog by Becky Bianco

 


 The Knitting Game


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

Book of the Month for March

Classic Elite Quick Knits by Classic Elite

Winning Pattern

The winner of round 4th and final round of voting for March 2012 is…..
Lattice Ribbed Hat with 73% of the vote.

Knitting Game Project Progress

I’m going to use hand spun, hand blended 3-ply Corridal for this project. Hopefully the lattice cables won’t get lost.

 


The Other Stuff



Knitting

WIPs

FOs

  • Nothing

Stash Expansions

  • Knitting needles
  • New sock yarn perhaps: Dana (craftygirl83 on Ravelry and Plurk) at the Unwind Yarn Company dyed up some of her Luxe sock yarn (in case you didn’t know that’s 435yds/100g 80% superwash merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon) and asked for ideas on plurk for colorway inspirations… I sent her a picture I had taken of a sunset a few days earlier and she was kind enough to dye it. She should have a picture pretty soon. I can’t wait.


Spinning

On the bobbin


In a Hank

  • 4 oz. of hand dyed Targhee in the “Birds ‘n’ Berries” color-way from the Spunky Eclectic fiber club. This is Amy’s club offering for January.


Stash Expansions


Sewing

  • Nothing, nadda, zip….


Hiking (Travel & Fitness)

Stash Enhancement

Sleeping Bag: Marmot Trestles 15 long x-wide

Giving

Knitting Brooklyn podcast Remembering Remy KAL

Events

What: Uniquities 6th Fiber Farmers’ Market
When: Saturday, March 17 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Vienna Community Center
Vendor List:

Avalon Springs Farm: Produces locks, roving, felt, and yarn-handpaints, handspun, and farm yarn. They have fiber animals on their small farm in Mt. Airy, MD, and Karen has recently been working to develop more patterns and kits that are new and exciting.

Celestial Farms: Natural and hand-dyed, lanolin free, and hypoallergenic Llama yarn, and wool/llama blends. Celeste will also have her homemade jams and jellies, as well as a variety of handmade, all natural soaps

Central Virginia Fiber Mill: Hand-dyed 100% Alpaca yarns, roving, and felted sheets. Also peg looms for weaving

Dancing Leaf Farm: Hand-dyed yarns, hand-spun yarns, and hand-dyed roving

Feederbrook Farm: We are a fiber CSA and educational sheep farm that offers sustainably grown, organically dyed, hand-spun yarns

Finnegan’s Flock: Fiber, hand-spun yarn, mitten and felted soap kits from our own flock of Finn sheep

Mt. Airy Farm: Cormo, CVM, Mohair, and Angora roving, yarns, and locks. Natural as well as hand-dyed yarns, roving, and locks. Raw fleece available upon request.

Solitude Wool: We create our breed-specific yarns and prepared fibers from fleeces purchased from our own farms and others around the mid-atlantic region. Each yarn is designed to utilize the character of the breeds’ type of wool. Available in many beautiful, hand-dyed and un-dyed colors

Spirit Trail Fiberworks: Hand-dyed roving, yarn, and natural colored fleece and roving from rare breed sheep

Three Bags Wool: Wool roving, batts, yarn, and felted items from Icelandic sheep, plus kits and hand-spun yarn

Wild Hare Fiber Studio: Hand-spun and hand-dyed artistry! Offering a full range of products for spinners, including hand-dye luxury fibers, gradient dyed top, and blended art batts and roving. Also hand-spun yarns, both wild and tame, handpainted knitting yarns, and felting supplies

Wool N’ Quilts: Yarn, roving, and raw fleece from Romney sheep

Lawre’s Laine: Hand-made tote bags of fabric and leather, a large selection of needle and hook storage items, and the opportunity to create and order your own custom bag!


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