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Episode 140 – Big Fun Pom Poms

What’s in Our Cup

Cool Threads

Diana:

Jocelyn:

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn:

Diana:

Spinning Yarns

Yarn on the Go

  • Jocelyn had some dentist adventures

Wool Gathering

  • Patreon Hangout Saturday Dec. 21 at 12:00pm CST
  • Podcast-aversary runs January 1 2020 – March 31 2020. Knit an adult sweater by Tin Can Knits. WIPs welcome, <= 50% complete.

Review

Kniterature


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Diana can be found on Ravelry as wool-rat and on Twitter as @artemis_134.

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Episode 119 – Happy KAL-nada Day

What’s in Our Cup

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn:

Diana:

Wool Gathering

  • We announced the prize winner for the Spring Garment Craft Along

Kniterature

Review

Events

Summer Fibre Festival – July 28 at Little Britain United Church

Stash Dash – May 24 – August 24. Hosted by The Knit Girllls, Knit, crochet, or spin as many meters as possible.

Across the Prairies KAL – July 1 – September 30. In conjunction with Cozy up KnitsFibre Friends, and A Tale of Two Knitters. Knit any pattern by Stephen West.

Tour de Fleece – July 6 – 28


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Episode 106 – Exploding Tea

What’s in Our Cup

Mini Amigurumi Octopus

Cool Threads

Diana:

Jocelyn:

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn:

Diana:

Yarn on the Go

Wool Gathering

Kniterature

Review

Events

Podcastaversary KAL 2019 – January 1 – March 31 2019. Knit something designed by Cozy Up Knits. Use the discount code northernknitskal25.

Andrea Mowry-along with F This Knit

Spring Cotton Craft-Along – March 20 – June 21. Co-hosted by The Corner of Knit and Tea. Knit, crochet, or sew a spring garment, preferably out of cotton or linen. #springcottoncal

Little Britain Spring Fibre Festival – May 4

Blue Hills Fibre Festival – June 9


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Episode 45 – Phedre Helps

What’s In Our Cup

Jocelyn is drinking Tetley Warmth Cinnamon Spice.

Diana is drinking Twinings Peppermint and Creamy Vanilla.

Cool Threads

Jocelyn has been wearing the Coffee Shop ShawlFind Your Fade Shawl, and Cat Hat.

Diana’s Bloomsbury Mitts and Wonder Woman Wrap have found a permanent home at her new job. She has also been wearing the Lindsay SlouchSockhead slouch, her socks, the Rainbowside Shawl, and her Cat Hat from Jocelyn.

Woolly Workings

Diana has been working on Hermione’s FLKH Socks out of S.R. Kertzer On Your Toes 4 Ply with Aloe Vera in ON223801, the Rivers Wrap by Shannon Cook out of Cascade 220 in Natural, Burgundy, Green, Camel, Vashon Island Heather, and the Eyeball Shawl by Stephen West out of Diamond Luxury Tradition Sock in (black?), Malabrigo Mechita in Diana, and Manos del Uruguay Alegria in Natural, and her Wedding Shawl (Evenstar Shawl) by Susan Pandorf out of laceweight undyed lamb’s wool.

Jocelyn has been working on a pair of toe-up socks out of Dye for Ewe‘s My Kind of Holiday Baking, the Autumn Moon Wrap by Jayda InStitches out of Red Heart Super Saver, the Feyre by Shannon Cook out of 100% alpaca 4-ply yarn from Hannigan’s Alpaca Range in Colonsay, SK, and the My Sisters Shawl by Cozy Up Designs out of Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in Antigua and Paula, and Noble Ruby Designs in Swallowtail.

Jocelyn finished the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West out of Bernat Premium in white and burgundy.

Yarn on the Go

We played Dungeons and Dragons. Diana joined another group at work.

We went to the Norwood Naughty Knitters’ Fibre Frolic and things were purchased.

Noble Ruby Designs

Jodi Shawl

Cloud 9 Fiberworks

Tog & Thel

Dragon Fibre Bags

Manjusha Farm

Circle O Alpacas

Burton Alpacas

Sugar Coates

Little Wing Odd Birds

Angels: A Knitter’s Dozen by Gerdine Strong -> our review

Wool Gathering

Should we move to YouTube? Let us know!

Events

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) hosted by the CozyUp WithTheStitchinSisters Podcast

Podcast-iversary KAL – January 1-March 31. Knit something by Shannon Cook. Use #happypodnkp2018 on Instagram so we can see your stuff! Use #veryshannon so Shannon Cook can see your stuff!

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

#whatchaknittinkittenkal – Dates? Hosted by WTF Knitting! Podcast and Honey Bee Knits Podcast

Review

This week, we reviewed a library book, Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make by Nelly Pailloux.

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 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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Episode 44 – Sassy Knickers

What’s In Our Cup

Jocelyn is drinking Twinings Goodnight Blend.

Diana is drinking Bree Riesling.

Cool Threads

Cloud 9 Fiberworks

Jocelyn has been wearing her Cat Hat, and Cowl with No Name (no pattern, out of Bernat Blanket).

Diana has been wearing her Sockhead slouchLindsay SlouchTextured Triangle ShawlBloomsbury Mitts, and Wonder Woman Wrap.

Phedre the kitten wore the Coffee Shop Shawl.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn worked on the My Sisters Shawl by Cozy Up Designs out of Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in Antigua and Paula, a pair of toe-up socks out of Dye for Ewe‘s My Kind of Holiday Baking, the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West out of Bernat Premium in white and burgundy, and the Feyre by Shannon Cook out of 100% alpaca 4-ply yarn from Hannigan’s Alpaca Range in Colonsay, SK.

Diana has been working on Hermione’s FLKH Socks out of S.R. Kertzer On Your Toes 4 Ply with Aloe Vera in ON223801, and the Eyeball Shawl by Stephen West out of Diamond Luxury Tradition Sock in (black?), Malabrigo Mechita in Diana, and Manos del Uruguay Alegria in Natural.

Yarn on the Go

Diana took her yarn to work, to the airport, and to a three year old’s birthday party.

Fibre Flubs

Jocelyn was working on clue 2 of the My Sisters Shawl MKAL but lost it to an exited puppy tail. She also lost a dpn (and the toe of her sock again) to an exited child and kitten.

Wool Gathering

Jodi Shawl

Tracie Shawl

Grocery Girls Podcast

Ancient Arts Yarn – Get Off My Lawn, Hearthside

National Parks Yarn – Thousand Islands, Ontario

Events

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) hosted by the CozyUp WithTheStitchinSisters Podcast

Podcast-iversary KAL – January 1-March 31. Knit something by Shannon Cook. Use #happypodnkp2018 on Instagram so we can see your stuff! Use #veryshannon so Shannon Cook can see your stuff!

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

#whatchaknittinkittenkal – Dates? Hosted by WTF Knitting! Podcast and Honey Bee Knits Podcast

Norwood Naughty Knitters Fibre Frolic – January 21 1pm – 4pm at the Norwood Community Center in Winnipeg, MB.

Review

This week we reviewed a library book, Austentatious Crochet: 36 Contemporary Designs from the World of Jane Austen by Melissa Horozewski.


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 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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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.

Events

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?

Review

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 northernknitspodcast.com. 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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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.

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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.

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Episode 26 – Friendship Germs

What’s in Our Cup

Jocelyn has Arizon Lemonade Ice Tea.

Diana has water.

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, Starting Point Shawl by Joji Locatelli out of Berrocco Pima 100 in Larkspur, Hydrangea, Magnolia(?), and Stonecrop(?), and Ancient Arts in Great Blue Heron, and  365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia.

Diana has been working on her Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry out of stash yarn from her travels 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

Diana went to Manyfest and got Bronuts.

Fibre Flubs

Jocelyn twisted the cast-on of her Zadie sweater and had to frog it and start over.

Diana remembered how to add afterthought yarn overs from a previous flub while fixing her Find Your Fade.

Spinning Yarns

Jocelyn continues to spin fleece from Wild Wind Naturals on her Schact drop spindle.

Wool Gathering

Diana researched the Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup.

Events

Manitoba Fiber Festival – September 15-16

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.

Review

This week we review a library book, Creative Cables: 25 Innovative Designs in Debbie Bliss Rialto Yarns by The Editors of Sixth&Spring Books.


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 streams a virtual knit night on most Wednesdays at 8:30pm CT on twitch.tv/firewaterandfiber. She is on Twitter as @artemis_134 and her website/blog is dianacarrier.com. She has yet another Twitch channel at twitch.tv/4r73m15.

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Episode 21 – Read an Oatmeal

What’s In Our Cup

Jocelyn is drinking Twinings Goodnight Blend. She mentions Gastropod.

Diana is drinking Earl Grey Lavender tea.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn finished the Bendy Arrow Shawl by Charlotte Bory out of Berroco Summer Silk in White and Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Poison.

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia, the Mammoth Shawl test knit by CozyUp WithTheStitchinSisters out of Bernat Premium in an oatmeal tweed, the Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry out of Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Sock and Manos del Uruguay Alegria, the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning, and Christmas Cat Hats by Kat Coyle.

Jocelyn mentions Electrium by Lisa Mutch and The Grocery Girls.

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 Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry out of stash yarn from her travels, her Wedding Shawl (Evenstar Shawl) by Susan Pandorf out of Forever Yarn 100% Lamb’s Wool in natural.

Fibre Flubs

Jocelyn had some false starts on the Find Your Fade because the lace was misbehaving.

Diana missed a YO on her Wedding Shawl.

Yarn on the Go

Jocelyn’s yarn went to Beausejour, Manitoba. The rest of her yarn for the Starting Point Shawl finally arrived. She mentions Tall Grass Prairie and Verde.

Diana’s yarn went to Las Vegas. Full account in Summer Break Special.

Spinning Yarns

Jocelyn has been improving her spinning on her drop spindle.

Diana mentions The Expanse by James S.A. Corey.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn’s Etsy shop is ready to go live, but is not live yet until she’s back from visiting her parents.

Events

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)

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

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

 

Wolsely Wool‘s Faded Summer KAL – Find Your FadeFree Your FadeSo FadedSo 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 library book, 60 Quick Knitted Toys from Cascade Yarns.


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. She is on Twitter as @artemis_134 and her website/blog is dianacarrier.com. She has yet another Twitch channel at twitch.tv/4r73m15.

Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

Episode 20 – Sunburned

What’s in Our Cup

Simply Lemonade with Raspberry and actual frozen raspberries.

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 Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry out of Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Sock and Manos del Uruguay Alegria, the Zadie Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich out of Cloudborn Highland Worsted in Slate Heather, the Wonder Woman Wrap, the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegria in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree, and the Bendy Arrow Shawl by Charlotte Bory out of Berroco Summer Silk in White and Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Poison.

Jocelyn has finished her third Textured Triangle Shawl by Diane Moyer out of Lion Brand Landscapes in Desert Spring and Red Heart Soft Essentials in White.

Diana worked 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).

Spinning Yarns

Diana has been sticking with her Tour de Fleece goal of spinning every day. Superwash merino top from Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium in Eye of Jupiter on the Electric Eel Wheel 5 from Dreaming Robots.

Jocelyn has learned to spin on a drop spindle.

Fibre Flubs

Jocelyn had some troubles with the cables on the CozyUp WithTheStitchinSisters Mammoth Shawl.

Yarn on the Go

Diana knitted at a work bbq. They both got sunburned at the farmer’s market and went yarn shopping at the anniversary sale at their LYS. Jocelyn did some knitting while Diana tried on wedding dresses.

Events

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 (Zadie Sweater) (Jocelyn only) – Dates? Summer.

Grocery Girls Canada MAL (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

Manitoba Fiber Festival – September 15-16

C4 – October 27-29

Book Review

This week we reviewed a library book, Wrapped in Lace: Knitted Heirloom Designs from Around the World by Margaret Stove.


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.

Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

Episode 19 – Gabthracking Hot

What’s in Our Cup

We are drinking Simply Tropical.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has finished a Christmas gift, the Lost Souls Shawl by Maryetta Roy out of Bernat Premium in Warm Rose. She has been working on the Bendy Arrow Shawl by Charlotte Bory out of Berroco Summer Silk in White and Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Poison, 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia, her third Textured Triangle Shawl by Diane Moyer out of Lion Brand Landscapes in Desert Spring and Red Heart Soft Essentials in White.

Jocelyn mentions the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning, and the Bayeux Tapestry.

Diana has been working on the Textured Triangle Shawl by Diane Moyer out of Red Heart Soft Classic in Dark Leaf and Wheat, and did half a row on her Wedding Shawl (Evenstar Shawl) by Susan Pandorf out of Forever Yarn 100% Lamb’s Wool in natural.

Diana mentions Count to 10, and Blue Hat, Green Hat.

Spinning Yarns

Diana did spinning in the car on the Electric Eel Wheel 5, and also outside at the lake.

Jocelyn is learning on a drop spindle.

Yarn on the Go

Diana did a great deal of knitting at the lake.

Jocelyn took her knitting to the pool. Her yarn for theGrocery Girls Sweet Summer KAL arrived (Zadie Sweater). She also bought some Bernat Premium in a tweed for test knitting the CozyUp WithTheStitchinSisters Mammoth Shawl.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn’s Etsy shop is still not up yet.

Events

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 (Zadie Sweater) (Jocelyn only) – Dates? Summer.

Grocery Girls Canada MAL (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

Manitoba Fiber Festival – September 15-16

C4 – October 27-29

Book Review

This week we reviewed the pattern collection Illuminated Lines by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence.


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.

Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

Episode 18 – Je ne parle pas anglais

What’s in Our Cup

Jocelyn has Passionfruit Lemonade from Starbucks and we both have Simply Lemon with Raspberry.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia, yet another Textured Triangle Shawl by Diane Moyer out of Lion Brand Landscapes in Desert Spring, the Reyna Shawl by Noora Laivola out of Bernat Premium  in Red and Black Tweed, the Bendy Arrow Shawl by Charlotte Bory out of Berroco Summer Silk in White and Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Poison, Christmas gift Cat Hats by Kat Coyle, and Christmas gift Lost Souls Shawl by Maryetta Roy out of Bernat Premium in Warm Rose.

Jocelyn mentions CozyUp WithTheStitchinSisters and the Hudson shawl.

Diana has been working on the Textured Triangle Shawl by Diane Moyer 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), and the Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry out of stash yarn from her travels.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn is awaiting some notions to finish up some bags for the soon-to-be-open Etsy shop. She cut the fabric for a new dress for herself. Parts for her new old Singer machine are in transit.

Spinning Yarns

Diana has been spinning every day for Tour de Fleece like she said she would. Superwash merino top from Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium in Eye of Jupiter on the Electric Eel Wheel 5 from Dreaming Robots.

Super satisfying video

Fibre Flubs

Jocelyn missed some increases on the Bendy Arrow Shawl and ended up restarting the whole thing.

Events

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 MAL (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

Manitoba Fiber Festival – September 15-16

C4 – October 27-29

Book Review

This week we reviewed a book we bought, Interweave Favorites: 25 Knitted Accessories To Wear & Share.


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.

Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

Episode 17 – Canada 150

What’s in Our Cup

We are drinking Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale.

Cool Threads

We’ve been having some lovely fall weather this summer, so Jocelyn has been wearing the Coffee Shop Shawl and Diana has been wearing the Sockhead Slouch Hat.

Woolly Workings

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, yet another Textured Triangle Shawl by Diane Moyer out of Lion Brand Landscapes in Desert Spring, the Bendy Arrow Shawl by Charlotte Bory out of Berroco Summer Silk in White and Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Poison, Reyna Shawl by Noora Laivola out of Bernat Premium  in Red and Black Tweed, 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia, and the Happy Hands Fingerless Mitts by The Craft Patch out of Lana Gatto Canton.

Diana has been working on the Textured Triangle Shawl by Diane Moyer 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).

Yarn on the Go

Diana took all her WIPs out to the lake for pretty picture taking.

Jocelyn ran out of yarn for the Starting Point Shawl, and the shop was out of stock in two of the colours, so that came to a screeching halt. She organized her stash and found some yarn to be made into Curls. She is also going to be a test knitter for the CozyUp WithTheStitchinSisters Mammoth Shawl.

Fiber Flubs

Jocelyn dropped a stitch while binding off the second mitten of the Happy Hands Fingerless Mitts. Her Bendy Arrow Shawl had several false starts in the darker of the two colours.

Diana missed a YO in the middle of a very long row in the Textured Triangle Shawl.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn has been working on more project bags for her soon-to-be-live Etsy shop, as well as some summer dresses for herself.

Events

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 Curls 2: Versatile, Wearable Wraps to Knit at Any Gauge by Hunter Hammersen. We love it as much as the first one!


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.

Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

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.

Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

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.

Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

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.

Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

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.

Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

Episode 9 – The Thing Tomorrow That Is Actually Yesterday

What’s in Our Cups

Diana had a Vanilla Coffee milkshake from White Star Diner. Jocelyn has Twinings Orange Cinnamon Spice tea.

Cool Threads

Diana wore her Lindsay Slouch. She talks about a hair braid she did.

Jocelyn has been wearing her Coffee Shop Shawl.

Woolly Workings

Diana worked on 365 Days of Granny Squares, her dad’s socks, and the Textured Triangle Shawl.

She mentions streaming on twitch.tv/firewaterandfiber.

Jocelyn worked on 365 Days of Granny Squares, Happy Hands Fingerless Mitts, dishcloths, Boneyard Shawl, Textured Triangle Shawl, Stormy Sky Shawl, High Tea Wrap, and the Winter Honey Shawl.

Yarn on the Go

Diana took her sock to Tabletop Day and met a fellow knitter.

Jocelyn took her knitting to places but didn’t really knit. She did buy several patterns on sale from Elena Nodel.

Fiber Flubs

Diana knit across a purl row on the Textured Triangle Shawl while streaming on Twitch.

Jocelyn is having trouble casting on a navy blue cardigan. She doesn’t like the broken rib pattern in the Happy Hands Fingerless Mitts.

Events

We’re going/went to the Shibui Yarn Party at our LYS.

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-August ?? 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

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn got some bag patterns cut out and pinned.

Diana mentions Blame Betty and their dinosaur dress.

Book Review

Angels: A Knitter’s Dozen by Gerdine Strong.

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

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Episode 8 – Apology Tea

What’s in Our Cups

Jocelyn has apology tea, Teavana’s Passion Tango iced tea. Diana was drinking poorly made Nabob Guatemala but replaced it with a cappuccino from Little Sister Coffee Maker.

Cool Threads

Diana’s mom wore really old fingerless gloves, bamboo socks, and Susie Roger’s Reading Mitts.

Jocelyn’s niece wore her Rainbow Scarf.

Diana wore her Lindsay Slouch and Rainbowside Shawl.

Woolly Workings

Diana has been working on 365 Granny Squares, her dad’s socks, and the Bellrose Shawl. She wound yarn for the Distinction Shawl, and washed and blocked the swatch for the Wedding Shawl. She mentions #30daysofhairstyles on Instagram.

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Granny Squares, the Boneyard Shawl, and Happy Hands Fingerless Mitts.

Jocelyn has finished finished finished the Coffee Shop Wrap and Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloth. She mentions the Nova Platina needles.

Yarn on the Go

Jocelyn took her Coffee Shop Wrap (in progress) to her doctor’s appointment, and out shopping and to the library. She mentions the Stash2Go app.

Diana took her sock to the Assiniboine Park Conservatory to book her wedding venue. She also learned that she can walk and do basic knitting.

Theoretical Spinning

Diana finally got her Electric Eel Wheel 5! She mentions the Jupiter’s Eye roving from Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium.

Fiber Flubs

Diana missed 4 stitches on one of her 365 Squares.

Events

We went to a yarn tasting/Amano trunk show at our LYS, Wolsley Wool. Diana mentions the other LYS, Ram Wools. Jocelyn mentions Hedgehog Fibres, Ancient Arts, and Addi EasyKnit needles. Diana mentions the Karbonz and Cubics needles. They mention the amazing Summer Silk yarn and Wollmeise. Jocelyn really liked the Apu yarn. Jocelyn bought some Really Seriously Annoyed Grapes.

Jocelyn is going to talk to some school kids about visual impairment.

Red Heart Textured Triangle Shawl KAL – May 1

Stash Dash (that’s the 2016 page), May 27-August 15? Jocelyn wants to go for 5K, Diana a more introductory 3K.

World Wide Knit in Public Day, June 10.

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

Book Review

Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting by Lorna Miser.

Diana is planning to stream some knitting at twitch.tv/firewaterandfiber.

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Episode 7 – Mr. B and the Ice Cream Machine

We’d like your help renaming our “what we’re currently working on” segment. Check out the thread on our Ravelry group.

What’s in our Cups

Diana is drinking Ethical Bean Lush blend coffee. Jocelyn is drinking decaf Vanilla Chai tea from Stash.

PHD Works

Diana worked on some finger weaving samples for the book review, finished the swatch for her Wedding Shawl, worked on the Bellrose Shawl from the Strickmich! Club, her dad’s sock, and did a single square for the 365 Days of Granny Squares.

Jocelyn worked on the Coffee Shop Wrap, Boneyard Shawl, and 365 Days of Granny Squares, and started the Distinction Shawl, Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloth, Reyna Shawl, and Happy Hands Fingerless Mitts.

Jocelyn mentions Murdoch Mysteries, and her book review blog.

Yarn on the Go

Jocelyn took her knitting to the mall and Walmart. She is still loving the Stash2Go app.

Diana took her knitting to the lake on the weekend. Her Electric Eel Wheel 5 is “in Canada.” Still. She is considering buying some (expensive) blue stitch markers for use on her Wedding Shawl.

Events

We are going/went to our first yarn tasting at one of our local yarn stores. Jocelyn mentions the Children’s Hospital Book Sale.

Red Heart Textured Triangle Shawl KAL – May 1

Stash Dash (that’s the 2016 page), May 27-August 20? Jocelyn wants to go for 5K, Diana a more introductory 3K.

World Wide Knit in Public Day, June 19.

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

Fiber Flubs

Jocelyn flubbed the mesh section of the Reyna Shawl. It got frogged and restarted, now with lifelines. The Distinction Shawl has been restarted 4 times.

Diana had “help” with her finger weaving.

Book Review

Sprang Unsprung: An Illustrated Guide to Interlinking, Interlacing, and Intertwining by Carol James. It is from the library. It’s so local that Diana formerly worked at the company that did the designs and our partners’ mother has met the author.

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Episode 6 – Cooking with Oil

What’s in Our Cups?

Diana has coffee from Little Sister Coffee Maker. Jocelyn has lemon ginger Yerba Mate tea from Mate Factor, available at Vita Health.

Cool Threads

Diana wore her Lindsay Slouch and Rainbowside Shawl to her job interview. Her mom was wearing her socks and fingerless gloves during a visit.

PHD Works

Diana has been working on the Bellrose Shawl and her dad’s socks.

Jocelyn finished the Misti Diagonal Rib Shawl. She has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares, the Boneyard Shawl, the Coffee Shop Wrap, a (frogged) dishcloth, and the Distinction Shawl.

Yarn on the Go

Diana sent and received yarn for the Reddit Yarn Exchange.

Jocelyn has been compiling patterns for gift knitting, and eyeballing a joint Miss Babs order.

Theoretical Spinning

Diana’s spinning wheel (Electric Eel Wheel 5) has crossed the border into Canada.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn has been organizing and cutting fabric for bags to sell in her eventual Etsy shop.

Events

Diana briefly mentions #30daysofhairstyles, totally unrelated to yarn.

Stash Dash (that’s the 2016 page), May 27-August 20? Jocelyn wants to go for 5K, Diana a more introductory 3K.

Red Heart Textured Triangle Shawl KAL – May 1

World Wide Knit in Public Day, June 19.

Ai-Kon – July 21-23

C4 – October 27-29

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

Manitoba Fiber Festival, September 15-16.

Book Review

Reclaimed: Autumn 2013 Collection by Knit Picks, from Diana’s personal collection.

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Episode 5 – We’re getting really better at that

What We’re Drinking

Diana has a dark roast from Starbucks with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Jocelyn has Decaf Vanilla Chai from Stash.

Cool Threads

Diana wore her Lindsay Slouch, Sockhead Hat, and San Francisco Shallows scarf.

PHD Works

Jocelyn has been working on her Misti Diagonal Rib Shawl, Boneyard Shawl, and Coffee Shop Wrap. She has started the Distinction shawl.

Diana has been working on her 365 Granny Squares, Bellrose Shawl, and a sock.

Yarn on the Go

Jocelyn worked on the Boneyard Shawl at the hospital.

Diana took the Bellrose Shawl to the lake. She read Count to Ten and Blue Hat, Green Hat a lot. Her sock came to a job interview.

Knitting Attacks

Jocelyn started the Boneyard Shawl for the 9th time. She wants to buy the Winter Honey pattern, but the machine gremlins won’t allow it.

Diana had a small disagreement with the Bellrose Shawl.

Events

World Wide Knit in Public Day, June 19.

Manitoba Fiber Festival, September 15-16.

Stash Dash (that’s the 2016 page), May 27-August 20?

Book Review

Knits for Nerds: 30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy by Toni Carr. It is from both Diana’s collection and Jocelyn’s library stash.

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Episode 4 – Live Studio Audience

What We’re Drinking

Diana is drinking Twinings Ultra Spice Chai, stolen from Jocelyn’s tea stash. Jocelyn is drinking Tetley Warmth Cinnamon Spice.

Cool Threads

Diana has been wearing her Lindsay Slouch and her San Francisco Shallows Scarf

Jocelyn’s niece has been wearing her rainbow scarf and her poncho.

PHD Works

Diana has (theoretically) been working on her 365 Granny Squares, and her Wedding Shawl. She has actually worked on her sock and the Bellrose Shawl.

Jocelyn finished her mom’s afghan. She has been working on her Boneyard Shawl, the Misti Diagonal Rib Shawl, and is up to date on her 365 Granny Squares. She has started the Coffee Shop Wrap and plans to start the Winter Honey Shawl.

Yarn on the Go

We went yarn shopping duh duh DUUUUUHHHHHH!!!

Diana is participating in the Reddit Yarn Exchange.

Jocelyn bought fiber to learn how to spin, using a Turkish spindle.

Jocelyn mentions the book 55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colorful Festive Ornaments, Tree Decorations, Centerpieces, Wreaths, Window Dressings by Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison.

Knitting Attacks

Jocelyn has started the Boneyard Shawl. Again. For the 8th time.

Events

World Wide Knit in Public Day, June 19.

Manitoba Fiber Festival, September 15-16.

Book Review

This week we reviewed Knits of Tomorrow: Toys and Accessories for Your Retro-Future Needs by Sue Culligan, from Diana’s personal collection.

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Episode 3 – Super Popular on the Fruit Front

We begin with an apology for Diana’s illness. Jocelyn mentions John and Hank Green.

What’s In Our Cups

Diana is drinking a Vanilla Bean Latte from Second Cup. Jocelyn has a large half coffee, half Vanilla Bean Hot Chocolate beverage.

Cool Threads

Diana has been wearing her Rainbowside Shawl, Sockhead Hat, green cabled scarf, and Lindsay Slouch.

Jocelyn has worn her Kit Kat Hat and Lightning Fast Mittens.

PHD Works

Diana has been working on her Bellrose Shawl.

Jocelyn has worked on her mom’s afghan, 365 Days of Granny Squares, Misti Diagonal Rib Shawl, and her Boneyard Shawl.

Yarn on the Go

Jocelyn talks about her Ravelry queue. She mentions the podcast Actually Knitting and doing the Winter Honey Shawl for the Mowry KAL.

Knitting Attacks

Jocelyn has been attacked by her Boneyard Shawl. Repeatedly.

Events

We will be attending the Manitoba Fiber Festival on September 15-16 at the Red River Exhibition Grounds. We are also doing Knit in Public Day on June 10.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn has been sewing purses and bags in preparation for starting an Etsy shop.

Diana mentions that she backed the Electric Eel Wheel 5.

Book Review

This week we reviewed Vintage Modern Knits: Contemporary Designs Using Classic Techniques by Kate Gagnon Osborn & Courtney Kelley. Jocelyn took it out of the library.

We really like it and think you should take a look.

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Episode 2 – Pie is Not Cake

What’s in Our Cups

We’re both drinking Second Cup Blueberry Holiday Blend. Jocelyn has her ubiquitous Canada Dry gingerale. Diana is into her second pitcher of iced Sweet Asian Pear, which was a  birthday present from Miss D (thefunkykitchen) at Knit Club.

Cool Threads

Jocelyn has been wearing her Kit Kat Hat, Lightning Fast Mittens, and her Cowl of Squareness.

Diana has been wearing her Lindsay Slouch hat and Sockhead Slouch hat as well as her Rainbowside Shawl.

PHD Works (Projects Half Done)

Diana worked on her Bellrose Shawl  from the Strickmich! Club 2017 at Knit Club on Sunday. She also resurrected her Celtic Myths (fingering weight) shawl from hibernation and streamed some of it on her Twitch channel.

Jocelyn worked on her Misti Diagonal Rib Shawl and her 365 Days of Granny Squares mostly following the tutorials from YARNutopia. She also started the Boneyard Shawl.

Events

We will be attending the Manitoba Fiber Festival on September 15-16 at the Red River Exhibition Grounds. We are also doing Knit in Public Day on June 10.

Yarn on the Go

This week Jocelyn extols the virtues of the Stash2Go app for Android (and iOS). She mentions Miss D’s favourite fingerless glove pattern.

Book Review

Sensual Knits by Yahaira Ferreira, part of the collection of books Jocelyn took out of the library this week.

Diana liked the sweater part of the Lace Panel Twinset, the Sayuri Sweater, and the Cleopatra Wrap. Jocelyn liked the Vixen Camisole, the Betty V-Neck Vest, the Militia Coat, the Arris Beaded Dress, and the Loop Shawl. Both agree that the size range is rather narrow and will likely not make any of these for that reason.

Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

Episode 1 – Hello World!

What we’re working on

Jocelyn and Diana (along with one other member of Knit Club) are working on 365 Days of Granny Squares. Diana was away and sick for a while at the beginning of the year and is doing a lot of basic squares to try to catch up. She’s still about 20 behind. Jocelyn is trying to get ahead before her surgery at the end of March.

Diana is trying out the Fish Lips Kiss Heel from Sox Therapist on a pair of vanilla socks for her dad out of Online Supersocke in “Forest-Color.” She thinks it’s totally worth the $1 USD and the little bit of extra work with the cardboard foot.

Jocelyn is working on her Spearmint Tea Shawl by Kateryna Golovanova out of Red Heart Unforgettable in the Polo colourway.

Diana is working on her Bellrose Shawl by Martina Behm from the Strickmich! Club 2017 out of Nature’s Luxury Sheep en Soie in the club colourway “Remembering Rose.”

Jocelyn is making good progress on her Misti Diagonal Rib Shawl by Sue Conway out of Loops and Threads Cozy Wool in the Earth Tones colourway.

Jocelyn is working on a granny square afghan for her mom.

Diana is starting to work on her wedding shawl, the Evenstar by Susan Pandorf out of Forever Yarn 100% lambswool laceweight undyed.

What we’re wearing

Jocelyn has been wearing her Lighting Fast Mittens and her Kit Kat Hat.

Diana has been wearing her Lindsay Slouch hat, and Sockhead Slouch hat, which matches her socks (which have a hole and need mending). She has also been wearing her Rainbowside Shawl mostly as a scarf, as well as a green cabled scarf knit before she was on Ravelry.

Knitting Attacks

Jocelyn has been attacked repeatedly by the Spearmint Tea Shawl. She’s finding casting on a small number of stitches onto circular needles isn’t going well, so is planning on starting again on straights and transferring to circulars when the shawl gets big enough.

Diana was attacked by her Bellrose Shawl, specifically row 13. For some reason it constantly had 1 too few stitches at the end of the row.

Jocelyn was attacked by her Rittenhouse Town Wrap, specifically the pattern. There is a fancy lifted bar increase that’s being difficult.

Review

Pride & Preju-knits: Twelve Genteel Knitting Projects Inspired by Jane Austen by Trixie von Purl. This is a book out of Diana’s personal collection.

Diana and Jocelyn both need a tiny knitted armchair. Jocelyn especially wants a Mr. Darcy. Both agree this is a cute book, but the need to immediately knit anything from it is low.