Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

Episode 34 – Vacuum-Packed Pigeon

What’s in Our Cup

Jocelyn is drinking Twinings Pure Peppermint.

Diana is drinking Twinings Orange and Cinnamon Spice.

Cool Threads

Jocelyn has been wearing the Coffee Shop Shawl, Lightning Fast Mittens, Textured Triangle Shawl, and her Cat Hat.

Diana has been wearing her Sockhead hat, socks, and her Wonder Woman Wrap.

Hermano’s

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on Christmas Cat Hats by Kat Coyle out of Loops and Threads Impeccable Ombres and Solids, her mom’s Dragon’s Rest Shawl by Abigail Phelps out of Bernat Premium in grey, and 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia out of Red Heart Soft Classic.

Diana has been working on Thrummed Mittens for Knit Club based on the Lightning Fast Mittens by Hill Vintage and Knits out of Borgo de’ Pazzi Paco in Camel and Grey, and finished the first of the pair of Bloomsbury Mitts by Uma Padu from Love of Knitting, Fall 2017 out of Allison Barnes Yarn Merino Worsted in Resillience.

Yarn on the Go

Jocelyn took her yarn to the hospital (again!).

Diana mentored at the Canada Learning Code (formerly Ladies Learning Code) Python workshop and visted some family, where the Bloomsbury Mitt was finished.

Fibre Flubs

Diana is semi-designing the Thrummed Mittens, so some ripping and re-knitting was required. She also frogged the Distinction Shawl that’s been hibernating.

Jocelyn restarted the Dragon’s Rest Shawl because her stitch count was off.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn did some clean up on the hems of our Regency Era dresses. She also worked on some Christmas bags.

Events

Grinch-along – December 1-25

Canadian Afghan KAL – December 1-February 28. Hosted by the Fiber Friends and Codependent Knitters, we are knitting a single or double-sided pillow (or a whole afghan!) using blocks from the A Canadian Afghan, eh! e-book.

Year of the Sock – January 1-December 31. Northern Knits Podcast KAL! Knit 1 pair of socks every month in 2018.

Podcast-iversary KAL – January 1-March 9(?). Details coming December 1.

Review

This week we review a vintage book from Jocelyn’s collection circa 1989, Granny Squares, Nanny Squares: New Twists for Classic Crochet by Vanessa Ann Collection.


You can find us on RavelryInstagram, Facebook (page) (group), and Pintrest as Northern Knits Podcast. Our blog with all our show notes is at northernknitspodcast.com. You can also email us at northernknitspodcastATgmailDOTcom.

Jocelyn can be found on TwitterPintrestSnapchatRavelryInstagram, Periscope, YouTubeand her blog(s) as amberdragun or amberdragun1.

Diana can be found on Instagram and Twitch as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat. She is on Twitter as @artemis_134 and yet another Twitch channel at twitch.tv/4r73m15.

crochet · knitting · podcast

Episode 33 – Dressed as a Canadian

What’s In Our Cup

Jocelyn is drinking Higgins and Burke Cardamom Chai out of a massive Dollarama Christmas mug.

Diana is drinking Turmeric and Ginger tea from Tea Mate with some ginger honey and Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk.

Cool Threads

Bob and Doug McKenzie

Jocelyn has been wearing the Coffee Shop Shawl and her Find Your Fade Shawl.

Diana has been wearing a pair of mittens from a craft sale, Lindsay SlouchSockhead hatRainbowside Shawl, and her Wonder Woman Wrap.

Woolly Workings

Diana finished the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree. She worked on the Bloomsbury Mitts by Uma Padu from Love of Knitting, Fall 2017 out of Allison Barnes Yarn Merino Worsted in Resillience.

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia out of Red Heart Soft Classic, the Zadie Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich out of Cloudborn Highland Worsted in Slate Heather,designing a pattern for fingerless mitts out of Manos del Uruguay SerpentinaChristmas Cat Hats by Kat Coyle, and her mom’s Dragon’s Rest Shawl by Abigail Phelps, and the Speckle & Pop! Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2017 by Stephen West out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Colibri (and ???) and some Hedgehog Fibres Sock Minis: Merlot, Glacier, Graphite, and Hunter.

WTF Knitting! Podcast

Yarn on the Go

We went to Central Canada Comic Con, and Diana impressed people by knitting and walking.

 

Faery Ink Press

AtticRaiders

Canephora Crafts

Adam Dreece

Virginia McClain

S.M. Beiko

GMB Chomichuk

Diana’s Bloomsbury Mitts went to a Deadmau5 concert.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn finished our dresses for the Pride and Prejudice Ball, and is attempting to rope her neice into helping with some more projects.

Wool Gathering

Bury us in suggestions for our Year of the Sock KAL! Check out our Year of the Sock? thread.

Events

Grinch-along – December 1-25

Canadian Afghan KAL – December 1-February 28. Hosted by the Fiber Friends and Codependent Knitters, we are knitting a single or double-sided pillow (or a whole afghan!) using blocks from the A Canadian Afghan, eh! e-book.

Year of the Sock – January 1-December 31. Northern Knits Podcast KAL! Knit 1 pair of socks every month in 2018.

Podcast-iversary KAL – January 1-March 9(?). Details coming December 1.

TheKnitGirllls

Grocery Girls

Knitmore Girls

CozyUp WithTheStitchinSisters


You can find us on RavelryInstagram, Facebook (page) (group), and Pintrest as Northern Knits Podcast. Our blog with all our show notes is at northernknitspodcast.com. You can also email us at northernknitspodcastATgmailDOTcom.

Jocelyn can be found on TwitterPintrestSnapchatRavelryInstagram, Periscope, YouTubeand her blog(s) as amberdragun or amberdragun1.

Diana can be found on Instagram and Twitch as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat. She is on Twitter as @artemis_134 and yet another Twitch channel at twitch.tv/4r73m15.

crochet · knitting · podcast

Episode 32 – Comical Flouncing

Heritage Minutes

What’s in Our Cup

Jocelyn is drinking Twinings Goodnight Blend. Diana is drinking Stash Chamomile Nights.

Cool Threads

Jocelyn has been wearing her Find Your Fade Shawl.

Diana wore her Lindsay SlouchSockhead hatalpaca cowlRainbowside Shawl, a pre-Ravelry green cabled scarf, and a pair of mittens from a craft sale.

Project Linus Canada

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia out of Red Heart Soft Classic, the Zadie Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich out of Cloudborn Highland Worsted in Slate Heather, designing a pattern for fingerless mitts out of Manos del Uruguay Serpentina, the Speckle & Pop! Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2017 by Stephen West out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Colibri (and ???) and some Hedghog Fibres Sock Minis: Merlot, Glacier, Graphite, and Hunter, and the Autumn Moon Wrap (YouTube) by Jayda InStitches out of Bernat Premium.

Diana has been working on the Bloomsbury Mitts from the Love of Knitting Fall 2017, and the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree.

Fibre Flubs

Jocelyn had to frog a good chunk of her Wonder Woman, so it’s currently in time out. She also learned that designing involves a lot of tinking and frogging.

Yarn on the Go

Diana bought a wedding dress! And did a little photo shoot while knitting the Wedding Shawl.

Jocelyn’s Zadie Sweater travelled to all manner of doctor appointments (Jocelyn is quite healthy).

Diana’s Wonder Woman came to Knit Club and a speed dating/ job interview/networking event.

Sew Little Time

Diana really wants to try quilting.

Jocelyn worked on the dresses for the Pride and Prejudice Ball.

Ladies Learning Code

Wool Gathering

The Fibre Friends Podcast has invited us to do an afghan KAL.

Events

Speckle & Pop! Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2017 (Jocelyn only) – September 29 – October 20

C4 – October 27-29

Pride and Prejudice Ball – October 28

Grinch-along – December 1-25

Year of the Sock – 2018. Northern Knits Podcast KAL! Knit 1 pair of socks every month in 2018.

Podcast-iversary KAL – January-March 2018 Details to come.


You can find us on RavelryInstagram, Facebook (page) (group), and Pintrest as Northern Knits Podcast. Our blog with all our show notes is at northernknitspodcast.com. You can also email us at northernknitspodcastATgmailDOTcom.

Jocelyn can be found on TwitterPintrestSnapchatRavelryInstagram, Periscope, YouTubeand her blog(s) as amberdragun or amberdragun1.

Diana can be found on Instagram and Twitch as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat. She is on Twitter as @artemis_134 and yet another Twitch channel at twitch.tv/4r73m15.

Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

Episode 31 – Cultured Like a Yogurt

English Country Dancing

Roll Cake

What’s In Our Cup

We’re drinking a mix of Wonder Ayurvedic Chai and Respect Your Elders from Amsterdam Tea Room.

Purdy’s Chocolate

Cool Threads

Diana wore her Lindsay SlouchSockhead hatalpaca cowl, and Rainbowside Shawl.

Jocelyn has been wearing her Find Your Fade Shawl.

Moscow Coat

Woolly Workings

Diana frogged an old project and started the Bloomsbury Mitts from the Love of Knitting Fall 2017 magazine by Interweave we reviewed a while back. She continued working on the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree.

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia out of Red Heart Soft Classic, the Zadie Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich out of Cloudborn Highland Worsted in Slate Heather, the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree, and the Speckle & Pop! Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2017 by Stephen West out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Colibri (and ???) and some Hedghog Fibres Sock Minis: Merlot, Glacier, Graphite, and Hunter.

Yarn on the Go

Jocelyn got yarn from Midknit Cravings, worsted weight Juice Box, Berry Burst, and Pink Mimosa. She also went shopping at Wolsley Wool and got yarn for the Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry. She also got the Ontario colourway of the National Parks Yarn Collection by Fleece Artist. She also also got some Get Off My Lawn! and Hearthside from Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts.

Also, Jocelyn’s sister got married!

Fibre Flubs

Diana learned that she shouldn’t try to learn new things or read charts while watching TV.

Spinning Yarns

Jocelyn taught her mom how to spin a little. Diana is planning a spinning project.

Events

Speckle & Pop! Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2017 (Jocelyn only) – September 29 – October 20

C4 – October 27-29

Pride and Prejudice Ball – October 28

Grinch-along – December 1-25

Year of the Sock – 2018. Northern Knits Podcast KAL! Knit 1 pair of socks every month in 2018.

Podcast-iversary KAL – January-March 2018 Details to come.

Review

This week we review Monster Knits for Little Monsters by Nuriya Khegay.


You can find us on RavelryInstagram, Facebook (page) (group), and Pintrest as Northern Knits Podcast. Our blog with all our show notes is at northernknitspodcast.com. You can also email us at northernknitspodcastATgmailDOTcom.

Jocelyn can be found on TwitterPintrestSnapchatRavelryInstagram, Periscope, YouTubeand her blog(s) as amberdragun or amberdragun1.

Diana can be found on Instagram and Twitch as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat. She is on Twitter as @artemis_134 and yet another Twitch channel at twitch.tv/4r73m15.

Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

Episode 30 – What’s the Sitch?

What’s In Our Cup

We are both drinking Moody Manitoba tea from Sweet Life Tea & Coffee in Steinbach, MB.

Cool Threads

Jocelyn wore her Find Your Fade Shawl.

Diana wore her Lindsay Slouch.

Jocelyn mentions the Electrium Shawl.

Woolly Workings

Diana made good progress on her Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree.

Jocelyn worked on the Zadie Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich out of Cloudborn Highland Worsted in Slate Heather, the Speckle & Pop! Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2017 by Stephen West out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Colibri (and ???) and some Hedghog Fibres Sock Minis: Merlot, Glacier, Graphite, and Hunter

Jocelyn mentions the WTF Knitting! PodcastWhat the Fade?! KAL.

Yarn on the Go

Diana went out to the lake for Canadian Thanksgiving and did much work on the Wonder Woman Wrap.

Jocelyn went for coffee with a friend and worked on the Zadie Sweater.

Fibre Flubs

Diana knitted a row that should have been purled on the Wonder Woman Wrap.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn has thoroughly cleaned her sewing space.

Events

Speckle & Pop! Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2017 (Jocelyn only) – September 29 – October 20

C4 – October 27-29

Pride and Prejudice Ball – October 28

Grinch-along – December 1-25

Year of the Sock – 2018. Northern Knits Podcast KAL! Knit 1 pair of socks every month in 2018.

Podcast-iversary KAL – January-March 2018 Details to come.

Book Review

This week we reviewed The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting by Elizabeth Lovick.


You can find us on RavelryInstagram, Facebook (page) (group), and Pintrest as Northern Knits Podcast. Our blog with all our show notes is at northernknitspodcast.com. You can also email us at northernknitspodcastATgmailDOTcom.

Jocelyn can be found on TwitterPintrestSnapchatRavelryInstagram, Periscope, YouTubeand her blog(s) as amberdragun or amberdragun1.

Diana can be found on Instagram and Twitch as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat. She is on Twitter as @artemis_134 and yet another Twitch channel at twitch.tv/4r73m15.

crochet · knitting · podcast

Episode 29 – Donuts are Life

What’s In Our Cup

Diana has decaf tea with homemade pumpkin spice syrup.

Jocelyn has Tim Horton’s green tea.

Cool Threads

Diana has been wearing her Sockhead hat and alpaca cowl.

Jocelyn has been wearing her Find Your Fade Shawl.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on the Zadie Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich out of Cloudborn Highland Worsted in Slate Heather, the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree, the Speckle & Pop! Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2017 by Stephen West out ofManos del Uruguay Alegría in Colibri (and ???) and some Hedghog Fibres Sock Minis: Merlot, Glacier, Graphite, and Hunter, and Autumn Moon Wrap (YouTube) by Jayda InStitches out of Bernat Premium.

Diana has been working on her Wedding Shawl (Evenstar Shawl) by Susan Pandorf out of Forever Yarn 100% Lamb’s Wool in natural, and the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree.

Jocelyn mentions the What the Fade?! KAL.

Yarn on the Go

Diana went wedding dress shopping in Steinbach. This involved getting lunch at Rhyme and Reason Cafe, tea at Sweet Life Tea, and dessert and vintage magazines to review at Prairie Pickers Cafe.

Diana got the “have you thought about selling your knitting” question at the grocery store and answered it with “I don’t finish things fast enough to make any kind of money at it.”

Fibre Flubs

Diana missed a yarn over on the second last row of chart 1 on her Wedding Shawl.

Wool Gathering

Donate time, money, or stuff to local missions/charities. They are doing good things and could really use a hand.

Jocelyn talks about Midknit Cravings.

We mentionWTF Knitting! Podcast.

Events

Speckle & Pop! Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2017 (Jocelyn only) – September 29 – October 20

C4 – October 27-29

Pride and Prejudice Ball – October 28

Grinch-along – December 1-31

Year of the Sock – 2018. Northern Knits Podcast KAL! Knit 1 pair of socks every month in 2018.

We’re discussing doing a designer-based KAL January – March 2018 for our podcasti-iversary. Details to come.


You can find us on RavelryInstagram, Facebook (page) (group), and Pintrest as Northern Knits Podcast. Our blog with all our show notes is at northernknitspodcast.com. You can also email us at northernknitspodcastATgmailDOTcom.

Jocelyn can be found on TwitterPintrestSnapchatRavelryInstagram, Periscope, YouTubeand her blog(s) as amberdragun or amberdragun1.

Diana can be found on Instagram and Twitch as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat. She is on Twitter as @artemis_134 and yet another Twitch channel at twitch.tv/4r73m15.

crochet · knitting · podcast · Review

Episode 28 – You’re Weird

What’s in Our Cup

We have beverages and desserts from ChocoBerry Dessert House. Jocelyn has Vanilla Hot Chocolate and a chocolate almond croissant. Diana has Cinnamon Dark Hot Chocolate and a Chocoberry Tart.

We mention Baked Expectations.

Cool Threads

Jocelyn has been wearing her Extra Large Textured Triangle Shawl, and the Bendy Arrow Shawl.

Diana has been wearing her alpaca cowl, Lindsay Slouch, and Sockhead hat.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia out of Red Heart Soft Classic, the Zadie Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich out of Cloudborn Highland Worsted in Slate Heather, the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree, and Autumn Moon Wrap (YouTube)  by Jayda InStitches out of Bernat Premium.

Diana has been working on her Wedding Shawl (Evenstar Shawl) by Susan Pandorf out of Forever Yarn 100% Lamb’s Wool in natural, and the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree.

Yarn on the Go

Jocelyn went yarn shopping at Wolsley Wool for the Speckle & Pop! MKAL. She bought some Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in Colibri and some Hedghog Fibres Sock Minis: Merlot, Glacier, Graphite, and Hunter.

Diana got the third shipment of the Strickmick! 2017 club.

Wool Gathering

Diana forgot to mention last week that she got a project bag from Dragon Fibre Bags at the Manitoba Fibre Festival. Also, her stitch markers were from String Bling, being sold at the Dye for Ewe booth.

Jocelyn found a new video podcast, Fibre Friends.

GamerCrafting is having a sale.

Events

Speckle & Pop! Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2017 (Jocelyn only) – September 29 – October 20

C4 – October 27-29

Pride and Prejudice Ball – October 28

Grinch-along – December 1-31

Year of the Sock – 2018. Northern Knits Podcast KAL! Knit 1 pair of socks every month in 2018.

We’re discussing doing a designer-based KAL January – March 2018 for our podcasti-iversary. Details to come.

Review

This week we reviewed a library book, Modern Top-Down Knitting by Kristina McGowan.


You can find us on RavelryInstagram, Facebook (page) (group), and Pintrest as Northern Knits Podcast. Our blog with all our show notes is at northernknitspodcast.com. You can also email us at northernknitspodcastATgmailDOTcom.

Jocelyn can be found on TwitterPintrestSnapchatRavelryInstagram, Periscope, YouTubeand her blog(s) as amberdragun or amberdragun1.

Diana can be found on Instagram and Twitch as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat. She is on Twitter as @artemis_134 and yet another Twitch channel at twitch.tv/4r73m15.