The Knitting Game and Other Stuff #6: Corriedale Anyone?


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New group member: Studentknits7, Clare of the Studentknits Podcast

This week’s Blog/Vlog/Podcast: Knitabulls Podcast with Dian

We are now on iTunes… leave either on iTunes or in the “iTunes Celebration Time” thread and win a hank of Spud and Chloe fine sock. The deadline for entry is Wednesday, March 7th at 3 PM EST.


 

The Knitting Game


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

Featured Book

Sensual Knits
by Yahaira Ferreira
Paperback
Sterling/Hollan
published in January 2008On sale at Amazon.com for $8.97

Patterns

Voting for round 1 for Sensual Knits will close at 3 PM, March 7th

Knitting Game Project Progress – Classic Elite Quick Knits

Yarn: 3-ply Corridal handspun
Needles: #7 US Knit Picks on 16” cable


 

The Other Stuff


Knitting

WIPs

  • No More Tears socks by Erin Walsh of Mommy Needs Yarn – US 2/ 2.75 MM Kollage Square , Blue Sky Alpaca’s Spud & Chloe Fine Sock (80% Wool, 20% Silk), Color 7820
  • 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

 

FOs

  • Nothing

 

Stash Expansions

  • 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 and she was kind enough to dye it.

Spinning

On the bobbin

In a Hank

  • 4 oz. of the Woolgatherings 50/50 silk Merino blend in purple, pink, green, yellow (Summer Orchid)

Stash Expansions

  • 4 oz. of hand dyed Corriedale in the “Abstract” color-way from the Spunky Eclectic fiber club. This is Amy’s club offering for February.
  • 2 oz.Yak down – Paradise Fibers
  • 2 oz. cashmere – Paradise Fibers
  • 2 oz. silk cocoons – degummed – Paradise Fibers
  • 4 oz. baby camel down – Paradise Fibers
  • 2 oz. possum/merino/cashmere – Paradise Fibers
  • 2.2 oz. Corriedale/Tussah Silk batt from Unwind Fiber Company

Giving

Do It For The Boobies – Sarah Campbell, Rainlover on Ravelry, and host of the Rainlover Knits Podcast is raising money for the 2012: Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: Chicago. The Soups On! team set a goal of $8,000, right now they have raised $3,116.50. Sarah’s Do It For The Boobies E-book is $12 on Ravelry and comes with 3 patterns designed to inspire and energize by incorporating the Pink ribbon into her shawl, fingerless mitts and sock pattern. I bought one and gifted another.

Events

What: Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild March meeting
When: Saturday, March 3rd 10:00 – 12:00
Where: Liberty Town Arts Workshop

  • Bobbin Lace presented by member Margaret Campbell and members of the Piedmont Lace Guild.

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!

Comments 6

  • Fly to Seattle and you and I will drive over to Paradise. Summer girl trip?

    • How far away from Seattle is Paradise? We are actually flying out to Seattle in May. We are going on an Alaskan cruise at the end of May and I was looking for fiber shop to check out while we’re there.

  • Because of all your stash additions

  • Sox on one needle. Check you tube for Magic loop method. I use two balls of yarn. You get used to which way to turn the work, clockwise or counter clockwise, to keep the yarn from tangling. and sometimes you just stop and straighten out everything before moving on. Magic loop is great but can be fiddly.

  • Love your podcast! Thanks for doing them. I read in the other comments that you are going on an Alaskan cruise. I guess you are leaving out of Seattle. Sometimes they leave from Vancouver too and I would love to meet you for a coffee if that were the case. I hope you have a wonderful trip!
    I look forward to your next episode. Take care!

    • We are leaving out of Seattle for the trip. We are going on a Disney cruise that takes us up to Skagway and work our way back down the coast to Junue and Ketchikan, and then back to Seattle a week later. Thank you for asking though… it really made my day 🙂

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