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Episode 42 – Siren Call

What’s in Our Cup

We are drinking Mixtape from Dogwood Coffee Co. which Diana got as a Christmas present.

Cool Threads

Diana has been wearing her Wonder Woman Wrapalpaca cowlBloomsbury Mitts, Textured Triangle Shawl, and Cat Hat from Jocelyn.

Jocelyn has been wearing a basic cowl (no pattern), and her Cat HatXL Textured Triangle Shawl, and regular Textured Triangle Shawl.

Woolly Workings

Diana washed and gifted the 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, finished and gifted the UFO Thrummed Mittens out of bulky alpaca yarn from Penny Lee Alpacas, finally added the pom pom to the Really Warm Hat by Melissa LaBarre out of Cascade Yarns Lana Grande in 6040 Charcoal, finished the Bloomsbury Mitts by Uma Padu from Love of Knitting, Fall 2017 out of Allison Barnes Yarn Merino Worsted in Resillience, and finished the Textured Triangle Shawl by Diane Moyer out of Red Heart Soft Classic in Dark Leaf and Wheat.

She worked on the House Colours Throw by Catherine J. Watson out of Lionbrand Heartland in 153 Black canyon98 Acadia158 Yellowstone, and 113 Redwood, the Eh! Pillow by GC Designs out of Cascade 220 Superwash Merino in 1 Cream and 29 Red, Hermione’s FLKH Socks out of S.R. Kertzer On Your Toes 4 Ply with Aloe Vera in  ON223801, and the Rivers Wrap by Shannon Cook out of Cascade 220 in Natural, Burgundy, Green, Camel, Vashon Island Heather.

Jocelyn has finished 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia out of Red Heart Soft Classic.

She worked on the Zadie Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich out of Cloudborn Highland Worsted in Slate Heather, more Grandmother’s Favorite Dishclothes out of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Salt and Pepper, her mom’s Dragon’s Rest Shawl by Abigail Phelps out of Bernat Premium in grey, the Eh! Pillow by GC Designs out of Estelle Worsted in charcoal grey and cranberry red, a pair of toe-up socks out of Dye for Ewe‘s My Kind of Holiday Baking, and the Feyre by Shannon Cook out of 100% alpaca 4-ply yarn from Hannigan’s Alpaca Range in Colonsay, SK.

Vanilla is the New Black

Vanilla Reversed

Kushiel’s Dart by  Jacqueline Carey

Yarn on the Go

Christmas happened. A lot of it. And there was much knitting.

Fibre Flubs

Diana dropped an edge stitch on her Eh! pillow and ended up ripping out the whole thing.

Spinning Yarns

Jocelyn did some spinning on Diana’s Electric Eel Wheel 5 from Dreaming Robots with the help of Miss D from craft club.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn worked through some mending.

Wool Gathering

We make some yarn resolutions.


Eh! Canadian Pillow KAL – December 1-February 28. Hosted by the Fiber Friends and Codependent Knitters, along with My Two Tips and Four Boys and an NL Girl, we are knitting a single or double-sided pillow (or a whole afghan!) using blocks from the A Canadian Afghan, eh! e-book.

My Sister’s Shawl MKAL – January 1-February 5 (Jocelyn only)

Podcast-iversary KAL – January 1-March 31. Knit something by Shannon Cook. #happypodnkp2018

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


This week we review a library book, Step It Up Knits: Take Your Skills to the Next Level with 25 Quick and Stylish Projects by Vickie Howell.

You can find us on RavelryInstagram, Facebook (page) (group), 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 Ravelry as amberdragun, where all her other social media is linked.

Diana can be found on Instagram as firewaterandfiber and on Ravelry as wool-rat. She is on Twitter as @artemis_134.

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