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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.

Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

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.

Book Review · crochet · knitting · podcast

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.