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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 43 – Gremlins Ate This Episode

What’s In Our Cup

Jocelyn is drinking Twinings Pure Peppermint Tea.

Diana is drinking Fireside Chat from Sweet Life Tea and Coffee.

Cool Threads

Diana has been wearing her Textured Triangle Shawl,  Bloomsbury MittsCat Hat from Jocelyn, and her socks.

Jocelyn has been wearing her Coffee Shop ShawlFind Your Fade Shawl, Thrummed Mittens from Diana, and her Cat Hat.

Phedre the kitten has firmly claimed Jocelyn’s regular Textured Triangle Shawl.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn is 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, My Sisters Shawl by Cozy Up Designs out of Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in Antigua and Paula, and Noble Ruby Designs stellina base in Swallowtail, the Feyre by Shannon Cook out of 100% alpaca 4-ply yarn from Hannigan’s Alpaca Range in Colonsay, SK, the Eh! Pillow by GC Designs out of Estelle Worsted in charcoal grey and cranberry red, and the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West out of Bernat Premium in white and burgundy.

Lost Souls Skull Shawl

Speckle and Pop!

WTF Knitting! Podcast and #whatchaknittinkittenkal

Honey Bee Knits Podcast

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

Yarn on the Go

Diana bought some white and black yarn to go with her stashed Malabrigo Mechita in Diana to make the Eyeball Shawl. She also got a teacup printed project bag from Dragon Fibre Bags. She also also got beads for her Wedding Shawl.

Jocelyn got some Borgo de Pazzi Stout.

Fibre Flubs

Diana can’t do basic math or simple stitch patterns on her sock. Also, she managed to break her glasses by sneezing.

Jocelyn lost a dpn out of her sock and had to pick up lots of stitches.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn is making a heavy duty winter coat for herself. She also got through a bunch of mending.

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

Review

This week we reviewed a library book, Graphic Knits: 20 Designs in Bold, Beautiful Color by Alexis Winslow. At least, up until the gremlins ate the rest of the episode.


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 41 – #KnitLiveSurvey

Non-standard episode format this time. We decided to do the #KnitLifeSurvey, and extended it to crochet, and for Jocelyn, sewing.

Stitch ‘n Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook by Debbie Stoller

Stiff by Mary Roach

Orchids and Salami by Eva Gabor

Chill crochet videos – Mikey from The Crochet Crowd

Wonder Woman Wrap

Rainbowside Shawl

Parents’ 25th Anniversary Blanket

Winter Honey

Sylvi

Dragon’s Rest Shawl

Game of Thrones MKAL

XL Textured Triangle Shawl

Mammoth Shawl

Distinction Shawl

Myths and Legends

Fictional

Limited Resources

Hardcore History

Cat Hats

Thrummed Lightning Fast Mittens

Shallows – for me and my mom

Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium

Wild Wind Naturals

Bendy Arrow Shawl

Mixtape blend from Dogwood Coffee Co.

Amsterdam Tea Room

Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

The Expanse (series) by Jame S. A. Corey

The Everything Box (series) by Richard Kadrey

Unearth

Three Cheers for Master

Kingdom Death

Mechs vs. Minions

Roll for the Galaxy

The episode where we talk about Def Con

#yearofthesock?

#happypodnkp2018


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 40 – Merry Merry Happy Happy

What’s in Our Cup

Jocelyn is drinking True North Blend from Startbucks.

Diana is drinking Twinings Earl Grey Tea and Silk Sweetened Vanilla Almond Milk.

Cool Threads

Diana has been wearing her Wonder Woman Wrap.

Jocelyn has been wearing her Coffee Shop Shawl and Cat Hat. The kitty has been sleeping on the Extra Large Textured Triangle Shawl.

Woolly Workings

Diana finished all 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, unearthed from the UFO bin an old pair of Thrummed Mittens out of bulky alpaca yarn from a local farm (ball band lost), and  Bloomsbury Mitts by Uma Padu from Love of Knitting, Fall 2017 out of Allison Barnes Yarn Merino Worsted in Resillience.

Jocelyn has made more Grandmother’s Favorite Dishclothes out of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Salt and Pepper, continued  working on 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia out of Red Heart Soft Classic, the Eh! Pillow by GC Designs out of Estelle Worsted in charcoal grey and cranberry red, the Zadie Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich out of Cloudborn Highland Worsted in Slate Heather, a Hat!?!, her mom’s Dragon’s Rest Shawl by Abigail Phelps out of Bernat Premium in grey, and finished the first fingerless mitt of the pattern she is designing.

Mom’s Hooded Scarf

Susie Rogers’ Reading Mitts

Yarn on the Go

We worked on our knitting while we played Dungeons and Dragons.

Amano Yarns Mamacha

Manos del Uruguay Fino

Diana went to her fiance’s work Christmas party, and discussed spinning and knitting. She also went to Grandma’s house to do some baking with the 3 and 5 year olds.

Fibre Flubs

Jocelyn tried to make a hat out of some Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, when the cable fell out of her circular needles.

Spinning Yarns

Jocelyn is attempting to train the kitty not to be interested in spinning.

Wool Gathering

The Wee Sew n Sew

A Wooden Nest

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

Arne & Carlos

Jodi Shawl

Tracie Shawl

Ancient Arts Get off My Lawn

Events

Grinch-along – December 1-25. Hosted by the Knitmore Girls.

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.

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 31. Knit something by Shannon Cook.

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


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 39 – Smartphone Enabled Cat

What’s in Our Cup

Jocelyn has a Peppermint Mocha Latte with coconut milk from Starbucks.

Diana has some Snow Emergency from Little Sister, roasted by Dogwood Coffee Co. (the Winnipeg one, not the Minneapolis one), and also a Cranberry Ginger Spice donut probably from Oh Donuts.

Cool Threads

Diana has been wearing her handknit socks, blocked (finally)Wonder Woman WrapLindsay Slouch, and mittens from a craft sale. Her mom was visiting and wore her Susie Rogers Reading Mitts and Hooded Scarf.

Jocelyn has been wearing her Coffee Shop Shawl and Cat Hat. The kitty has been sleeping on the Winter Sky Cowl.

WTF Knitting! Podcast

Woolly Workings

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, the swatch for the Eh! Pillow by GC Designs out of Cascade 220 Superwash Merino in 1 Cream and 29 Red, repairs on a scarf her grandmother knit for her mom in the 60’s or 70’s, and a Corner to Corner Crochet Throw by Catherine J. Watson out of Lionbrand Heartland in 153 Black canyon98 Acadia158 Yellowstone, and 113 Redwood.

Diana finished a Really Warm Hat by Melissa LaBarre out of Cascade Yarns Lana Grande in 6040 Charcoal for her friend who is currently visiting Australia.

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia out of Red Heart Soft Classic, the Eh! Pillow by GC Designs out of Estelle Worsted in charcoal grey and cranberry red, the Zadie Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich out of Cloudborn Highland Worsted in Slate Heather, several Grandmother’s Favorite Dishclothes out of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, and her mom’s Dragon’s Rest Shawl by Abigail Phelps out of Bernat Premium in grey.

Jocelyn finished the Winter Sky Cowl (free pattern designed by one of the ladies at our LYS, sorry no Ravelry link) out of Manos del Uruguay Serpentina.

Yarn on the Go

Diana had her crochet at the hospital before and after surgery.

Jocelyn had her knitting at the eye doctor.

Wool Gathering

Diana taught a mutual friend to knit, and it went very well.

Sockhead Cowl

Loch Briar Knits

Events

Grinch-along – December 1-25. Hosted by the Knitmore Girls.

Eh! Canadian Pillow 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 31. Knit something by Shannon Cook.

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

Arne & Carlos on YouTube


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 38 – Chesterfield

What’s in Our Cup

Jocelyn has Organic Silk Dragon Jasmin from her David’s Tea Advent Calendar.

Diana has Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait from Jocelyn’s calendar (Jocelyn doesn’t like strawberry).

Cool Threads

Diana has been wearing her Sockhead slouchWonder Woman Wrap, and mittens from Project Linus at a craft sale a couple of years ago.

Jocelyn wore her Coffee Shop Shawl, and brought home a kitten in it!

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on the Winter Sky Cowl (free pattern designed by one of the ladies at our LYS, sorry no Ravelry link) out of Manos del Uruguay Serpentina365 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,

Jocelyn finished the last of the Christmas Cat Hats by Kat Coyle out of Loops and Threads Impeccable Ombres and Solids.

Diana has worked only on 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.

Yarn on the Go

We played D&D and knit while that was happening. We also went to Wolsely Wool and and bought yarn for stuff. Jocelyn got some self-striping holiday sock yarn from Dye for Ewe in My Kind of Holiday Baking. Diana got some Cascade Lana Grande in colour #6040 (grey) and a giant faux fur pom pom to make her friend a hat for when she gets back from Australia.

Fibre Flubs

Un-flub: Jocelyn’s lost shawl came home!

Diana was finishing up the last grey mitten, lost yarn chicken by a thumb.

Wool Gathering

WTF Knitting! Podcast

Fiber Friends

Codependent Knitters

My Two Tips

Patty Fourboysandanlgirl

Events

Grinch-along – December 1-25. Hosted by the Knitmore Girls.

Eh! Canadian Pillow 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 31. Knit something by Shannon Cook.

Review

This week we reviewed a magazine that we loved so much we both bought a copy, Interweave Knits Winter 2018.


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.