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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 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 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.

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 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.