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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 15 – Ale-greeya

What’s in Our Cup

Jocelyn has a drinking problem. Among other things she is drinking Goodnight Blend from Twinings and Canada Dry Ginger Ale.

Diana is drinking black tea flavoured with Screech rum from Newfoundland.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares by YarnUtopia, 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 has been working on Textured Triangle Shawl by Diane Moyer out of Red Heart Soft Classic in Dark Leaf and Wheat (she Threw It on the Ground), 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).

Yarn on the Go

Diana hosted Knit Club this week. Red was working on the Baby Sophisticate.

Jocelyn went yarn shopping. She got some Berroco Summer Silk in White to go with her Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Poison to make the Bendy Arrow shawl. She also got some Manos Alegria for the Find Your Fade shawl and Wolsely Wool‘s Faded Summer KAL (see Events).

Sew Little Time

Diana thought about sewing.

Jocelyn has been working on project bags, purses, and backpacks for her Etsy shop.

Theoretical Spinning

We have some grand plans for Tour de Fleece. Diana needs to buy a scale.

Jocelyn wants to get either a Turkish spindle or a supported spindle.

We mention Unique Bunny and the Knitmore Girls Podcast.

Events

We did stuff for World Wide Knit in Public Day. We went to the Wildwoodrose Vintage Market in the Exchange District, but started with brunch at the Osborne Stella’s, followed by shopping at Unique Bunny and Lennard Taylor, and fuel at Bronuts. Diana purchased some cinnamon-scented beard oil from The Bearded Lady for her very long (non-beard) hair. We met cool crafters like Kelly Ruth and Heartleaf Design. We also partook of some tea at The Amsterdam Tea Room. The day ended with some sushi at Wakoya Sushi.


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

Magazine Review

This week we review the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Vogue Knitting which Jocelyn bought.


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.