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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.

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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 29 – Donuts are Life

What’s In Our Cup

Diana has decaf tea with homemade pumpkin spice syrup.

Jocelyn has Tim Horton’s green tea.

Cool Threads

Diana has been wearing her Sockhead hat and alpaca cowl.

Jocelyn has been wearing her Find Your Fade Shawl.

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, the Speckle & Pop! Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2017 by Stephen West out ofManos del Uruguay Alegría in Colibri (and ???) and some Hedghog Fibres Sock Minis: Merlot, Glacier, Graphite, and Hunter, and Autumn Moon Wrap (YouTube) by Jayda InStitches out of Bernat Premium.

Diana has been working on her Wedding Shawl (Evenstar Shawl) by Susan Pandorf out of Forever Yarn 100% Lamb’s Wool in natural, and the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree.

Jocelyn mentions the What the Fade?! KAL.

Yarn on the Go

Diana went wedding dress shopping in Steinbach. This involved getting lunch at Rhyme and Reason Cafe, tea at Sweet Life Tea, and dessert and vintage magazines to review at Prairie Pickers Cafe.

Diana got the “have you thought about selling your knitting” question at the grocery store and answered it with “I don’t finish things fast enough to make any kind of money at it.”

Fibre Flubs

Diana missed a yarn over on the second last row of chart 1 on her Wedding Shawl.

Wool Gathering

Donate time, money, or stuff to local missions/charities. They are doing good things and could really use a hand.

Jocelyn talks about Midknit Cravings.

We mentionWTF Knitting! Podcast.

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 1-31

Year of the Sock – 2018. Northern Knits Podcast KAL! Knit 1 pair of socks every month in 2018.

We’re discussing doing a designer-based KAL January – March 2018 for our podcasti-iversary. Details to come.


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 28 – You’re Weird

What’s in Our Cup

We have beverages and desserts from ChocoBerry Dessert House. Jocelyn has Vanilla Hot Chocolate and a chocolate almond croissant. Diana has Cinnamon Dark Hot Chocolate and a Chocoberry Tart.

We mention Baked Expectations.

Cool Threads

Jocelyn has been wearing her Extra Large Textured Triangle Shawl, and the Bendy Arrow Shawl.

Diana has been wearing her alpaca cowl, Lindsay Slouch, and Sockhead hat.

Woolly Workings

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 Autumn Moon Wrap (YouTube)  by Jayda InStitches out of Bernat Premium.

Diana has been working on her Wedding Shawl (Evenstar Shawl) by Susan Pandorf out of Forever Yarn 100% Lamb’s Wool in natural, 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

Jocelyn went yarn shopping at Wolsley Wool for the Speckle & Pop! MKAL. She bought some Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in Colibri and some Hedghog Fibres Sock Minis: Merlot, Glacier, Graphite, and Hunter.

Diana got the third shipment of the Strickmick! 2017 club.

Wool Gathering

Diana forgot to mention last week that she got a project bag from Dragon Fibre Bags at the Manitoba Fibre Festival. Also, her stitch markers were from String Bling, being sold at the Dye for Ewe booth.

Jocelyn found a new video podcast, Fibre Friends.

GamerCrafting is having a sale.

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 1-31

Year of the Sock – 2018. Northern Knits Podcast KAL! Knit 1 pair of socks every month in 2018.

We’re discussing doing a designer-based KAL January – March 2018 for our podcasti-iversary. Details to come.

Review

This week we reviewed a library book, Modern Top-Down Knitting by Kristina McGowan.


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 27 – Alpaca Alpaca

What’s in Our Cup

Jocelyn has Bourbon Street Vanilla Rooibos from The Berry Barn.

Diana has Twinings Earl Grey.

Cool Threads

Jocelyn has been wearing her Bendy Arrow ShawlFind Your Fade Shawl, and Extra Large Textured Triangle Shawl.

Diana has been wearing her Rainbowside Shawl, Lindsay Slouch, Alpaca Cowl, Sockhead Slouch, and vanilla socks.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia, the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree, the Zadie Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich out of Cloudborn Highland Worsted in Slate Heather, the Mammoth Shawl test knit by Cozy Up Designs out of Bernat Premium in an oatmeal tweed, designing her own pattern for fingerless mitts out of some yarn she got in Saskatchewan, and Christmas Cat Hats by Kat Coyle.

Diana darned her vanilla socks, and has been working on the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree, her Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry out of stash yarn from her travels, and her Wedding Shawl (Evenstar Shawl) by Susan Pandorf out of Forever Yarn 100% Lamb’s Wool in natural.

They mention Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina needles.

Yarn on the Go

We went to the Manitoba Fibre Festival!

Diana got some Malabrigo Mechita in Diana from Wolsley Wool, laceweight Silver Lining and stitch markers from Dye for Ewe, and some roving from Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium in Stormin’ The Castle.

Jocelyn got some Cloud 9 Fiberworks Nimbostratus in Victorian Bricks, some Dye for Ewe fingering weight Crocus in the Snow and Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine, some sparkly sock yarn from Noble Ruby Designs in Swallowtail, some roving from Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium in Ultra Violet, and some roving from Wild Wind Naturals.

We mention Princess Bride, Firefly, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog.

Wool Gathering

Diana likes Coal and Canary candles, particularly the Chunky Knit Sweater scent (which is Pumpkin Spice-y).

We mention the anime Fairy Tail.

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 1-31

Year of the Sock – 2018. Northern Knits Podcast KAL! Knit 1 pair of socks every month in 2018.

Review

This week we reviewed the Love of Knitting Fall 2017 magazine by Interweave.


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 some (let’s be honest) 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 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 25 – My Goodness!

What’s in Our Cup

Diana is drinking Glenlivet scotch.

Jocelyn is drinking a Passionfruit Iced Tea Lemonade with a Raspberry pump from Starbucks.

Cool Threads

Diana wore her Rainbowside Shawl and her alpaca cowl.

Jocelyn wore her Bendy Arrow Shawl.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn finished herFind Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry out of Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Sock and Manos del Uruguay Alegria. She has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia, the Zadie Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich out of Cloudborn Highland Worsted in Slate Heather, and the Mammoth Shawl test knit by CozyUp WithTheStitchinSisters out of Bernat Premium in an oatmeal tweed.

Diana has been working on her Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry out of stash yarn from her travels, and her Wedding Shawl (Evenstar Shawl) by Susan Pandorf out of Forever Yarn 100% Lamb’s Wool in natural. She also wound the rest of the yarn for the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree, and the rest of the yarn for the Find Your Fade.

We try to talk about the Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup.

Yarn on the Go

Diana took her knitting to the lake.

Jocelyn took her knitting to the library.

Fibre Flubs

Diana’s Find Your Fade still has the wrong number of stitches somehow, and that’s just too darn bad.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn washed and dried the fabric for our Regency era dresses, and ordered zippers for project bags from zipperstop.com. The Etsy shop is on hold as she gears up for fall/winter craft sales.

Wool Gathering

WTF Knitting! Podcast

Knitmore Girls

Stitches West

Grocery Girls

Raspberry Knitting Podcast

Events

Cozy Up with the StitchinSisters shawl-a-long (Jocelyn only) – until Sep. 27

Manitoba Fiber Festival – September 15-16

C4 – October 27-29

Pride and Prejudice Ball – October 28

Grinch-along – December 1-31

Review

This week we review a yard sale gem of Diana’s, Beehive Hand Knits for Men – with Special Gift Supplement.


You can find us on Ravelry, Instagram, 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 Twitter, PintrestSnapchatRavelryInstagram, Periscope, YouTube and 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.