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Episode 16 – Shawls All the Way Down

What’s In Our Cup

Diana is drinking chamomile tea. Jocelyn has Orange Spice tea from Second Cup.

Our welcome thread is open in our Ravelry group. Come tell us what’s in your cup!

Woolly Workings

Diana has been working on the Bellrose Shawl by Martina Behm out of Sheep En Soie in Remembering Rose (this is the first Strickmich! Club package of the year), the Textured Triangle Shawl by Diane Moyer out of Red Heart Soft Classic in Dark Leaf and Wheat, the Distinction Shawl by Caitlin ffrench out of Malabrigo Mecha in Pearl Ten, Cereza, and Anniversario, and the Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry out of stash yarn from her travels.

Jocelyn has been working on the Starting Point MKAL by Joji Locatelli out of Berrocco Pima 100 in Larkspur, Hydrangea, Magnolia(?), and Stonecrop(?), and Ancient Arts in Great Blue Heron, 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia, and another Pussy Hat by Kat Coyle.

Yarn on the Go

We went yarn shopping. Only one skein of Alegria was purchased.

We have business cards! We’re really official now!

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn is chugging along towards the opening of her etsy shop sometime in the next week.

Events

Starting Point MKAL (Jocelyn only) – May 12-June 23

Stash Dash (2017 rules) – May 26-August 20. Jocelyn wants to go for 5km or possibly 7km. Diana just wants to finish everything currently on needles. (here’s a video where The Knit Girllls explain the rules changes for 2017)

Tour de Fleece – July 1-23. Unofficial participation.

Grocery Girls Sweet Summer KAL (Jocelyn only) – Dates? Summer.

Grocery Girls Canada KAL (Jocelyn only) – July 1-September 30

Ai-Kon – July 21-23

BSides (Diana only) – July 25-26

DefCon (Diana only) – July 27-30

Wolsely Wool‘s Faded Summer KAL – Find Your Fade, Free Your Fade, So Faded, So Faded pint-sized – must include one skein of Manos Alegria from Estelle Yarns.

Manitoba Fiber Festival – September 15-16

C4 – October 27-29

Book Review

This week we reviewed a book that we bought for ourselves on the recomendation of the Knitmore GirlsCurls: Versatile, Wearable Wraps to Knit at Any Gauge
by Hunter Hammersen. We love it!


You can find us on Ravelry, Instagram, Facebook, 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 Twitter, Pintrest, Snapchat, Ravelry, Instagram, Periscope, YouTube and her book blog as amberdragun or amberdragun1.

Diana can be found on Instagram and Twitch as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat. She streams a virtual knit night on most Wednesdays at 8:30pm CDT on twitch.tv/firewaterandfiber.

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Episode 15 – Ale-greeya

What’s in Our Cup

Jocelyn has a drinking problem. Among other things she is drinking Goodnight Blend from Twinings and Canada Dry Ginger Ale.

Diana is drinking black tea flavoured with Screech rum from Newfoundland.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia, and the Starting Point MKAL by Joji Locatelli out of Berrocco Pima 100 in Larkspur, Hydrangea, Magnolia(?), and Stonecrop(?), and Ancient Arts in Great Blue Heron.

Diana has been working on Textured Triangle Shawl by Diane Moyer out of Red Heart Soft Classic in Dark Leaf and Wheat (she Threw It on the Ground), and the Bellrose Shawl by Martina Behm out of Sheep En Soie in Remembering Rose (this is the first Strickmich! Club package of the year).

Yarn on the Go

Diana hosted Knit Club this week. Red was working on the Baby Sophisticate.

Jocelyn went yarn shopping. She got some Berroco Summer Silk in White to go with her Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Poison to make the Bendy Arrow shawl. She also got some Manos Alegria for the Find Your Fade shawl and Wolsely Wool‘s Faded Summer KAL (see Events).

Sew Little Time

Diana thought about sewing.

Jocelyn has been working on project bags, purses, and backpacks for her Etsy shop.

Theoretical Spinning

We have some grand plans for Tour de Fleece. Diana needs to buy a scale.

Jocelyn wants to get either a Turkish spindle or a supported spindle.

We mention Unique Bunny and the Knitmore Girls Podcast.

Events

We did stuff for World Wide Knit in Public Day. We went to the Wildwoodrose Vintage Market in the Exchange District, but started with brunch at the Osborne Stella’s, followed by shopping at Unique Bunny and Lennard Taylor, and fuel at Bronuts. Diana purchased some cinnamon-scented beard oil from The Bearded Lady for her very long (non-beard) hair. We met cool crafters like Kelly Ruth and Heartleaf Design. We also partook of some tea at The Amsterdam Tea Room. The day ended with some sushi at Wakoya Sushi.


Starting Point MKAL (Jocelyn only) – May 12-June 23

Stash Dash (2017 rules) – May 26-August 20. Jocelyn wants to go for 5km or possibly 7km. Diana just wants to finish everything currently on needles. (here’s a video where The Knit Girllls explain the rules changes for 2017)

Tour de Fleece – July 1-23. Unofficial participation.

Grocery Girls Sweet Summer KAL (Jocelyn only) – Dates? Summer.

Grocery Girls Canada KAL (Jocelyn only) – July 1-September 30

Ai-Kon – July 21-23

BSides (Diana only) – July 25-26

DefCon (Diana only) – July 27-30

Wolsely Wool‘s Faded Summer KAL – Find Your Fade, Free Your Fade, So Faded, So Faded pint-sized – must include one skein of Manos Alegria from Estelle Yarns.

Manitoba Fiber Festival – September 15-16

C4 – October 27-29

Magazine Review

This week we review the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Vogue Knitting which Jocelyn bought.


You can find us on Ravelry, Instagram, Facebook, 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 Twitter, Pintrest, Snapchat, Ravelry, Instagram, Periscope, YouTube and her book blog as amberdragun or amberdragun1.

Diana can be found on Instagram and Twitch as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat. She streams a virtual knit night on most Wednesdays at 8:30pm CDT on twitch.tv/firewaterandfiber.

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Episode 14 – Bucket of Stash

Heritage Minutes

What’s in our Cup

Diana is drinking single malt scotch. Jocelyn has Orange Spice Rooibos from Second Cup.

Cool Threads

Jocelyn and Diana have been rocking the Coffee Shop Shawl and Rainbowside Shawl grandma-style.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on  365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia, the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West out of Bernat Premium in Teal, the Starting Point MKAL by Joji Locatelli out of Berrocco Pima 100 in Larkspur, Hydrangea, Magnolia(?), and Stonecrop(?), and Ancient Arts in Great Blue Heron,

Diana finished her dad’s “safety” socks out of ONLine Supersocke 4-fach in Forest-Color. She has been working on the Textured Triangle Shawl by Marly Bird out of Red Heart Soft Classic in Dark Leaf and Wheat, and the Bellrose Shawl by Martina Behm out of Sheep En Soie in Remembering Rose (this is the first Strickmich! Club package of the year).

Fiber Flubs

Diana can’t count or increase properly, so the lace on the Textured Triangle Shawl got fudged a bit.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn has been in production mode for her etsy shop.

Yarn on the Go

Jocelyn took the Starting Point MKAL on our double date to see Wonder Woman. She mentions Canadian video podcasts Tale of Two KnittersCozyUp WithTheStitchinSisters, and The Grocery Girls. She talks about the Hudson Shawl, the Bendy Arrow Shawl, and the Alberta Frost Mittens.

Events

Starting Point MKAL (Jocelyn only) – May 12-June 16

World Wide Knit in Public Day – June 10

Stash Dash (2017 rules) – May 26-August 20. Jocelyn wants to go for 5km or possibly 7km. Diana just wants to finish everything currently on needles. (here’s a video where The Knit Girllls explain the rules changes for 2017)

Tour de Fleece – July 1-23. Unofficial participation.

Ai-Kon – July 21-23

BSides (Diana only) – July 25-26

DefCon (Diana only) – July 27-30

Wolsely Wool‘s Faded Summer KAL – Find Your Fade, Free Your Fade, So Faded, So Faded pint-sized – must include one skein of Manos Alegria from Estelle Yarns.

Manitoba Fiber Festival – September 15-16

C4 – October 27-29

Book Review

This week we reivewed a library book, The Best of Interweave Knits: Our Favorite Designs from the First Ten Years by Ann Budd.


You can find us on Ravelry, Instagram, Facebook, 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 Twitter, Pintrest, Snapchat, Ravelry, Instagram, Periscope, YouTube and her book blog as amberdragun or amberdragun1.

Diana can be found on Instagram and Twitch as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat.

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Episode 13 – Green Beverages

What’s in Our Cup

We are both drinking the green Coca-Cola Life.

Cool Threads

Diana wore her Rainbowside Shawl to her new job.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn added a green scalloped edge to the Textured Triangle Shawl by Marly Bird out of Red Heart Soft Essentials in White and is working on a second one out of a Caron Cake in Bumbleberry. She is also working on  365 Days of Granny Squares, the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West out of Bernat Premium in Teal, the Winter Honey Shawl by Andrea Mowry out of Briggs & Little Regal in Briar Rose, the Stormy Sky Shawl by Life is Cozy out of Ancient Arts in Really Seriously Annoyed Grapes, and the Starting Point MKAL by Joji Locatelli out of Berrocco Pima 100 in Larkspur, Hydrangea, Magnolia(?), and Stonecrop(?), and Ancient Arts in Great Blue Heron.

Diana is working on the Textured Triangle Shawl by Marly Bird out of Red Heart Soft Classic in Dark Leaf and Wheat, her Wedding Shawl (Evenstar Shawl) by Susan Pandorf out of Forever Yarn 100% Lamb’s Wool in natural, the Bellrose Shawl by Martina Behm out of Sheep En Soie in Remembering Rose (this is the first Strickmich! Club package of the year), and her dad’s “safety” socks out of ONLine Supersocke 4-fach in Forest-Color.

Yarn on the Go

Diana showed off the Electric Eel Wheel 5 at knit club. She received her second Strickmich! Club package in the mail.

Jocelyn brought knitting to Diana’s place.

We mention the board game Mechs vs. Minions.

Fiber Flubs

Diana missed an increase on the Textured Triangle Shawl.

Jocelyn tried to knit lace without a lifeline on the Stormy Sky Shawl, got too into the drama of Roswell while working on the second Textured Triangle Shawl, and frogged and restarted the Winter Honey Shawl earlier in the podcast.

Events

Red Heart Textured Triangle Shawl KAL – May 1-May 30

Starting Point MKAL (Jocelyn only) – May 12-June 16

World Wide Knit in Public Day – June 10

Stash Dash (2017 rules) – May 26-August 20. Jocelyn wants to go for 5K, Diana a more introductory 3K. (here’s a video where The Knit Girllls explain the rules changes for 2017)

Ai-Kon – July 21-23

BSides (Diana only) – July 25-26

DefCon (Diana only) – July 27-30

Manitoba Fiber Festival – September 15-16

C4 – October 27-29

Review

This week we reivewed a library book, Boyfriend Sweaters: 19 Designs for him that you’ll want to wear by Bruce Weinstein.


You can find us on Ravelry, Instagram, Facebook, 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 Twitter, Pintrest, Snapchat, Ravelry, Instagram, Periscope, YouTube and her book blog as amberdragun or amberdragun1.

Diana can be found on Instagram and Twitch as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat.

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Episode 12 – Puppies!

What’s in our Cups

Diana has a bottle of Vanilla Coke and Fiji Water.

Jocelyn has a bottle of Cherry Coke, a can of Ginger Ale.

Cool Threads

Jocelyn has been wearing the Coffee Shop Shawl.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn finished more  dishcloths out of worsted weight mystery cotton and the Textured Triangle Shawl by Marly Bird out of Red Heart Soft Essentials in White. She is working on another Textured Triangle Shawl out of a Caron Cake in Bumbleberry, ,the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West out of Bernat Premium in Teal, 365 Days of Granny Squares, the Stormy Sky Shawl by Life is Cozy out of Ancient Arts in Really Seriously Annoyed Grapes, the Starting Point MKAL by Joji Locatelli out of Berrocco Pima 100 in Larkspur, Hydrangea, Magnolia(?), and Stonecrop(?), and Ancient Arts in Great Blue Heron.

Diana has been working on the Textured Triangle Shawl by Marly Bird out of Red Heart Soft Classic in Dark Leaf and Wheat, the Bellrose Shawl by Martina Behm out of Sheep En Soie in Remembering Rose (this is the first Strickmich! Club package of the year), and her dad’s “safety” socks out of ONLine Supersocke 4-fach in Forest-Color.

Jocelyn mentions the Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina needles (which we reviewed in Episode 10). Diana mentions Bill Nye Saves the World.

Yarn on the Go

Diana took her dad’s socks to the hospital waiting room and her dad decided they were “bullet-proof safety socks.”

Jocelyn went yarn shopping with her dad and a bounty of yarn was collected: Shibui Maai in red(?), Manos Del Uruguay Maxima in M6353, Cascade Eco Cloud undyed, Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend in 3309 Zebra.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn has a new sewing room!

Events

Red Heart Textured Triangle Shawl KAL – May 1-May 30

Starting Point MKAL (Jocelyn only) – May 12-June 5

World Wide Knit in Public Day – June 10

Stash Dash (that’s the 2016 page) – May 26. Jocelyn wants to go for 5K, Diana a more introductory 3K. (here’s a video where The Knit Girllls explain the rules for 2017)

Ai-Kon – July 21-23

BSides (Diana only) – July 25-26

DefCon (Diana only) – July 27-30

Manitoba Fiber Festival – September 15-16

C4 – October 27-29

Book Review

This week we reviewed a library book, Sweater Girls: 20 Patterns for Starlet Sweaters, Retro Wraps, and Glamour Knits by Rita Taylor and Madeline Weston.


You can find us on Ravelry, Instagram, Facebook, and Pintrest as Northern Knits Podcast. Our blog with all our show notes is at northernknitspodcast.com. You can also email us at northernknitspodcast@gmail.com.

Jocelyn can be found on Twitter, Pintrest, Snapchat, Ravelry, Instagram, Periscope, YouTube and her book blog as amberdragun or amberdragun1.

Diana can be found on Instagram and Twitch as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat.

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Episode 11 – Kitty!

What’s in Our Cup

Diana is drinking White Chocolate Mocha tea from Stash.

Jocelyn is drinking Goodnight Blend tea from Twinings. Earlier she had some Tetley Warmth Cinnamon Spice with Orange Blossom.

Cool Threads

Jocelyn has been wearing her Coffee Shop Shawl.

Diana has been wearing her Lindsay Slouch and Rainbowside Shawl.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares,the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West out of Bernat Premium in Teal, the Stormy Sky Shawl by Life is Cozy out of Ancient Arts in Really Seriously Annoyed Grapes, the Textured Triangle Shawl by Marly Bird out of Red Heart Soft Essentials in White. She has finished some dishcloths out of worsted weight mystery cotton. She is going to start the Starting Point MKAL by Joji Locatelli.

Diana has been working on her Wedding Shawl (Evenstar Shawl) by Susan Pandorf out of Forever Yarn 100% Lamb’s Wool in natural, the Bellrose Shawl by Martina Behm out of Sheep En Soie in Remembering Rose (this is the first Strickmich! Club package of the year), her dad’s Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks out of Supersocke 4-fach in Forest Color, and the Textured Triangle Shawl by Marly Bird out of Red Heart Soft Classic in Dark Leaf and Wheat.

Jocelyn mentions the Grocery Girls Knit Podcast.

Yarn on the Go

Diana took her sock in progress to a couple of job interviews.

Jocelyn took her knitting to the doctor and the dentist.

We both took our knitting to celebratory lunch at Rudy’s Eat and Drink.

Sew Little Time

Mitchell Fabrics is closing. Jocelyn went fabric shopping. Much fabric was purchased, washed, and folded. A vintage Singer sewing maching also came home.

Fiber Flubs

Diana dropped a stitch while working on the Bellrose Shawl during American Gods. She also mis-planned her section striping for the Textured Triangle Shawl, and had to tink back a few rows. She had all sorts of fun problems trying to start herWedding Shawl with a cord that was too short.

Jocelyn had problems with section 2 of the Textured Triangle Shawl. She broke a needle while trying to start a pair of socks.

 

Events

Red Heart Textured Triangle Shawl KAL – May 1

World Wide Knit in Public Day, June 10.

Stash Dash (that’s the 2016 page), May 26. Jocelyn wants to go for 5K, Diana a more introductory 3K. (here’s a video where The Knit Girllls explain the rules for 2016)

Ai-Kon – July 21-23

Diana is going to BSides (July 25-26) and DefCon (July 27-30).

Manitoba Fiber Festival, September 15-16.

C4 – October 27-29

Review

We reviewed the Interweave Knits Summer 2017 magazine. It’s Shakespeare themed!


You can find us on Ravelry, Instagram, Facebook, and Pintrest as Northern Knits Podcast. Our blog with all our show notes is at northernknitspodcast.com. You can also email us at northernknitspodcast@gmail.com.

Jocelyn can be found on Twitter, Pintrest, Snapchat, Ravelry, Instagram, Periscope, YouTube and her book blog as amberdragun or amberdragun1.

Diana can be found on Instagram and Twitch as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat.

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Episode 10 – We Are Moving Quietly

What’s in our Cups

Diana is drinking Green Carrot cold pressed juice in the flavour Eye ♥ GC. Jocelyn has Summer Berry and Eye ♥ GC, plus we both have flash cold brew vanilla bean coffee from Second Cup.

Woolly Workings

Diana has been working on the Textured Triangle Shawl by Marly Bird out of Red Heart Soft Classic in Dark Leaf and Wheat, the Bellrose Shawl by Martina Behm out of Sheep En Soie in Remembering Rose (this is the first Strickmich! Club package of the year), and her dad’s Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks out of Supersocke 4-fach in Forest Color.

Jocelyn has been working on the Textured Triangle Shawl by Marly Bird out of Red Heart Soft Essentials in White, the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West out of Bernat Premium in Teal, the Stormy Sky Shawl by Life is Cozy out of Ancient Arts in Really Seriously Annoyed Grapes, 365 Days of Granny Squares, the Happy Hands Fingerless Mitts by The Craft Patch out of Lana Gatto Canton,  and dishcloths out of worsted weight mystery cotton.

Non-theoretical Spinning

Diana turned on her Electric Eel Wheel 5 for the first time and did some spinning. She mentions The Device.

Fiber Flubs

Jocelyn was saved by a lifeline. She also knit some things that should have been purled.

Diana can’t do simple math. It resulted in some tinking.

Rediscovered Projects

Diana unearthed some old UFO’s. The Game of Thrones Shawl MKAL from 2014, the Celtic Myths Shawl KAL from 2016, a giant bag of yarn for an unstarted C2C blanket, the Distinction Shawl, all the finished 365 Days of Granny Squares so far plus some yarn intended for the project, a scarf my grandmother knit for my mother that needs some repairs, and her hand knit socks that also need a small repair.

Jocelyn mentions the Pussy Hat.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn’s sewing machine is unhappy. She’s been doing hand mending instead.

Yarn on the Go

Diana broke her oath not to buy any more yarn while at the Shibui Yarn Party at Wolseley Wool with Jocelyn. They gush over the really amazing (and really expensive) yarns.

Diana bought some Berroco Summer Silk, Handmaiden Flyss, and Amano Mamacha.

Jocelyn bought some Hedgehog Fibres Sock, Berroco Modern Cotton, and Berroco Summer Silk.

Jocelyn mentions the Nostalgia Shawl by Elena Nodel.

What Our Podcasting is Teaching Us

All the things we’ve learned so far in 10 episodes. We mention The Knitmore Girls Podcast.

Events

Red Heart Textured Triangle Shawl KAL – May 1

World Wide Knit in Public Day, June 10.

Stash Dash (that’s the 2016 page), May 26. Jocelyn wants to go for 5K, Diana a more introductory 3K. (here’s a video where The Knit Girllls explain the rules for 2016)

Ai-Kon – July 21-23

Diana is going to BSides (July 25-26) and DefCon (July 27-30).

Manitoba Fiber Festival, September 15-16.

C4 – October 27-29

Diana mentions Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium.

Review

We review the Nova Platina needles by Knitter’s Pride. We really like them!


You can find us on Ravelry, Instagram, Facebook, and Pintrest as Northern Knits Podcast. Our blog with all our show notes is at northernknitspodcast.com. You can also email us at northernknitspodcast@gmail.com.

Jocelyn can be found on Twitter, Pintrest, Snapchat, Ravelry, Instagram, Periscope, YouTube and her book blog as amberdragun or amberdragun1.

Diana can be found on Instagram and Twitch as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat.