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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 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.

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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 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.