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Episode 15 – Ale-greeya

[Archived to YouTube]

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.


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 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

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