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Episode 37 – Super Holidays

What’s in Our Cup

Diana has Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea.

Jocelyn has So Delicious Dairy-Free Coconut Holiday Nog and Teavana Mint Majesty.

Amsterdam Tea Room 

Bronuts

Across the Board

Cool Threads

Jocelyn has been wearing her Coffee Shop Shawl.

Diana has been wearing her (still unblocked) Wonder Woman Wrap and mittens from Project Linus at a craft sale a couple of years ago.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on Christmas Cat Hats by Kat Coyle out of Loops and Threads Impeccable Ombres and Solids, the Zadie Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich out of Cloudborn Highland Worsted in Slate Heather, her own pattern for fingerless mittens out of Bernat Premium in a brown tweed, 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia out of Red Heart Soft Classic, and her mom’s Dragon’s Rest Shawl by Abigail Phelps out of Bernat Premium in grey.

Diana has been working on Bloomsbury Mitts by Uma Padu from Love of Knitting, Fall 2017 out of Allison Barnes Yarn Merino Worsted in Resillience, and 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 added two new people to knit club, a new knitter and a knitter who wants to crochet.

Delicious

Fibre Flubs

Jocelyn dropped some stitches on the last, dark purple Cat Hat. She also lost her mom’s Dragon’s Rest Shawl somewhere, probably on the bus.

Wool Gathering

Jamie’s Shawl 

CozyUp WithTheStitchinSisters

Lion Brand Scarfie

 

Events

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

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 31. Knit something by Shannon Cook.

Review

This week we reviewed Jocelyn’s book, Refined Knits by Jennifer Wood.


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 36 – Promised Science

What’s in Our Cup

Diana is drinking Twinings Peppermint and Creamy Vanilla.

Jocelyn is drinking her ubiquitous Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Happy Planet Organic Lemonade, and David’s Tea Buddah’s Blend.

Cool Threads

Jocelyn has been wearing her Coffee Shop Shawl, and her Cat Hat.

Diana has been wearing her socksSockhead slouchWonder Woman Wrap, and mittens from Project Linus at a craft sale a couple of years ago. Her mom has been wearing Susie Rogers’ Reading Mitts.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia out of Red Heart Soft ClassicChristmas Cat Hats by Kat Coyle out of Loops and Threads Impeccable Ombres and Solids, and her mom’s Dragon’s Rest Shawl by Abigail Phelps out of Bernat Premium in grey.

Diana has been working on the Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry out of stash yarn from her travels, 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 the Bloomsbury Mitts by Uma Padu from Love of Knitting, Fall 2017 out of Allison Barnes Yarn Merino Worsted in Resillience.

Yarn on the Go

We did some knitting during our new Dungeons and Dragons campaign run by Jocelyn’s Mr. B, and may have inspired a new knitter.

Jocelyn did some knitting at the mall while prior to yet more Christmas shopping.

Diana knit at a level 2 job interview, and got an offer!

Fibre Flubs

Diana knit a thumb too short on a Thrummed Mitten she was working on at D&D.

Wool Gathering

Behind the Wool Podcast

Geometry of Hand Sewing by Natalie Chanin

CozyUp WithTheStitchinSisters – one of the sisters is releasing a new pattern in December that Jocelyn wants to knit out of Midknit Cravings. They’re also doing a MKAL with the My Sisters Shawl that Jocelyn wants to use her Noble Ruby yarn for.

Mammoth Shawl

Alberta Frost Mittens

Christine’s Button Cowl

Mathematical Scarves – KnitYak

Events

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

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.

Happy Woolidays by Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium – December 2

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 reviewed Diana’s book, New Directions in Sock Knitting by Ann Budd.


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 35 – Beautiful Mess of Colours

What’s in Our Cup

Jocelyn has in her giant Dollarama Christmas mug some Teavana Mint Majesty.

Diana has a glass of Mark West Black Pinot Noir.

Cool Threads

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

Diana has been wearing her Lindsay SlouchSockhead hat, and her Wonder Woman Wrap.

 

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia out of Red Heart Soft Classic, her mom’s Dragon’s Rest Shawl by Abigail Phelps out of Bernat Premium in grey, Christmas Cat Hats by Kat Coyle out of Loops and Threads Impeccable Ombres and Solids, the Zadie Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich out of Cloudborn Highland Worsted in Slate Heather.

Diana has been working the Bloomsbury Mitts by Uma Padu from Love of Knitting, Fall 2017 out of Allison Barnes Yarn Merino Worsted in Resillience, 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 the Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry out of stash yarn from her travels.

Yarn on the Go

Jocelyn and Diana have been knitting in waiting rooms and at the mall. Diana knitted at a job interview, and Jocelyn knitted while visiting with a friend.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn worked on some Christmas bags for Knit Club.

Spinning Yarns

Jocelyn tried out Diana’s Electric Eel Wheel 5 from Dreaming Robots.

Wool Gathering

Help knit a sweater for Blizzard’s Orc!

Events​

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

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.

Happy Woolidays by Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium – December 2

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 Jocelyn’s magazine, Knitscene Winter 2017.


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 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.

crochet · knitting · podcast

Episode 33 – Dressed as a Canadian

What’s In Our Cup

Jocelyn is drinking Higgins and Burke Cardamom Chai out of a massive Dollarama Christmas mug.

Diana is drinking Turmeric and Ginger tea from Tea Mate with some ginger honey and Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk.

Cool Threads

Bob and Doug McKenzie

Jocelyn has been wearing the Coffee Shop Shawl and her Find Your Fade Shawl.

Diana has been wearing a pair of mittens from a craft sale, Lindsay SlouchSockhead hatRainbowside Shawl, and her Wonder Woman Wrap.

Woolly Workings

Diana finished the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree. She worked on the Bloomsbury Mitts by Uma Padu from Love of Knitting, Fall 2017 out of Allison Barnes Yarn Merino Worsted in Resillience.

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,designing a pattern for fingerless mitts out of Manos del Uruguay SerpentinaChristmas Cat Hats by Kat Coyle, and her mom’s Dragon’s Rest Shawl by Abigail Phelps, and the Speckle & Pop! Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2017 by Stephen West out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Colibri (and ???) and some Hedgehog Fibres Sock Minis: Merlot, Glacier, Graphite, and Hunter.

WTF Knitting! Podcast

Yarn on the Go

We went to Central Canada Comic Con, and Diana impressed people by knitting and walking.

 

Faery Ink Press

AtticRaiders

Canephora Crafts

Adam Dreece

Virginia McClain

S.M. Beiko

GMB Chomichuk

Diana’s Bloomsbury Mitts went to a Deadmau5 concert.

Sew Little Time

Jocelyn finished our dresses for the Pride and Prejudice Ball, and is attempting to rope her neice into helping with some more projects.

Wool Gathering

Bury us in suggestions for our Year of the Sock KAL! Check out our Year of the Sock? thread.

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.

TheKnitGirllls

Grocery Girls

Knitmore Girls

CozyUp WithTheStitchinSisters


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 32 – Comical Flouncing

Heritage Minutes

What’s in Our Cup

Jocelyn is drinking Twinings Goodnight Blend. Diana is drinking Stash Chamomile Nights.

Cool Threads

Jocelyn has been wearing her Find Your Fade Shawl.

Diana wore her Lindsay SlouchSockhead hatalpaca cowlRainbowside Shawl, a pre-Ravelry green cabled scarf, and a pair of mittens from a craft sale.

Project Linus Canada

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, designing a pattern for fingerless mitts out of Manos del Uruguay Serpentina, 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, and the Autumn Moon Wrap (YouTube) by Jayda InStitches out of Bernat Premium.

Diana has been working on the Bloomsbury Mitts from the Love of Knitting Fall 2017, and the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning out of Manos del Uruguay Alegría in Carmine and Manos del Uruguay Fino in Filigree.

Fibre Flubs

Jocelyn had to frog a good chunk of her Wonder Woman, so it’s currently in time out. She also learned that designing involves a lot of tinking and frogging.

Yarn on the Go

Diana bought a wedding dress! And did a little photo shoot while knitting the Wedding Shawl.

Jocelyn’s Zadie Sweater travelled to all manner of doctor appointments (Jocelyn is quite healthy).

Diana’s Wonder Woman came to Knit Club and a speed dating/ job interview/networking event.

Sew Little Time

Diana really wants to try quilting.

Jocelyn worked on the dresses for the Pride and Prejudice Ball.

Ladies Learning Code

Wool Gathering

The Fibre Friends Podcast has invited us to do an afghan KAL.

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.


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.