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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 11 – Kitty!

What’s in Our Cup

Diana is drinking White Chocolate Mocha tea from Stash.

Jocelyn is drinking Goodnight Blend tea from Twinings. Earlier she had some Tetley Warmth Cinnamon Spice with Orange Blossom.

Cool Threads

Jocelyn has been wearing her Coffee Shop Shawl.

Diana has been wearing her Lindsay Slouch and Rainbowside Shawl.

Woolly Workings

Jocelyn has been working on 365 Days of Granny Squares,the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West out of Bernat Premium in Teal, the Stormy Sky Shawl by Life is Cozy out of Ancient Arts in Really Seriously Annoyed Grapes, the Textured Triangle Shawl by Marly Bird out of Red Heart Soft Essentials in White. She has finished some dishcloths out of worsted weight mystery cotton. She is going to start the Starting Point MKAL by Joji Locatelli.

Diana has been working on 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), her dad’s Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks out of Supersocke 4-fach in Forest Color, and the Textured Triangle Shawl by Marly Bird out of Red Heart Soft Classic in Dark Leaf and Wheat.

Jocelyn mentions the Grocery Girls Knit Podcast.

Yarn on the Go

Diana took her sock in progress to a couple of job interviews.

Jocelyn took her knitting to the doctor and the dentist.

We both took our knitting to celebratory lunch at Rudy’s Eat and Drink.

Sew Little Time

Mitchell Fabrics is closing. Jocelyn went fabric shopping. Much fabric was purchased, washed, and folded. A vintage Singer sewing maching also came home.

Fiber Flubs

Diana dropped a stitch while working on the Bellrose Shawl during American Gods. She also mis-planned her section striping for the Textured Triangle Shawl, and had to tink back a few rows. She had all sorts of fun problems trying to start herWedding Shawl with a cord that was too short.

Jocelyn had problems with section 2 of the Textured Triangle Shawl. She broke a needle while trying to start a pair of socks.

 

Events

Red Heart Textured Triangle Shawl KAL – May 1

World Wide Knit in Public Day, June 10.

Stash Dash (that’s the 2016 page), May 26. Jocelyn wants to go for 5K, Diana a more introductory 3K. (here’s a video where The Knit Girllls explain the rules for 2016)

Ai-Kon – July 21-23

Diana is going to BSides (July 25-26) and DefCon (July 27-30).

Manitoba Fiber Festival, September 15-16.

C4 – October 27-29

Review

We reviewed the Interweave Knits Summer 2017 magazine. It’s Shakespeare themed!


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 northernknitspodcast@gmail.com.

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.