Episode 53 : Finally back

Episode 53:
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Shout outs:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MaggieH/summer-affair gorgeous!
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MaggieH/stopover Beautiful Maryjane Mucklestone pattern out of lopi. Does it itch?
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/goldybear/mary-rebecca  Looks beautiful!
Off the Needles:
Sally: doll named Daisy — Mary by Susan B. Anderson (with two dresses, sweater, skirt, and shawl)
Duffers – felted slippers for a friend. — great pattern
Susan: Agnes by Melissa LaBarre; Socks using Susan B. Anderson’s “How I make my Socks” pattern and Regia Design line by Arne and Carlos;  Starshower by Hilary Smith Callis ; From Way Back , a cardigan designed by Hanna Maciejewska using Valley Yarns Superwash DK handdyed by Madelinetosh in the RainWater colorway.
On the needles:
Kris: Pebble Beach shawl
Sal: Hogwarts Express by Susan Ashcroft
Sugared Violets, by Rose Beck
Coming off the needles as in FROG: Scalloped Edge shawl
Susan: Miriam by Carrie Bostick Hoge (formerly a Fall Away cardi) using lovely Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Corsage colorway; Ashburn shawl by Melanie Berg; A Certain Darkness by Sylvia BoBilvia- this is the latest JP Knit & Stitch KAL;

In the Queue:
Kris: Busy B Socks, Balconet
Sally: Ramona cardigan sweater by Elizabeth Smith
Tree Shawl from Swoon by leila Raabe (might have to modify to use the yarn i want to use.)
Ben and Buddy by Susan B Anderson
Agnes by Melissa Labarre
Susan: Breakwater by Cecily Glowik MacDonald using Tosh Light in the Stovepipe colorway; Pure Joy, a big shawl by Joji Locatelli; Edie, a linen tank by Isabell Kraemer; and Spindrift by Helen Stewart.

In The Stash:
Sal: Notions bag
Susan: One lovely skein of Nice & Knit Fingering in the Driftwood colorway.

On The Bookshelf:
Sally: Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout, Funny Girl by Nick Hornby, A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Susan: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters; Women Crime Writers-4 Suspense Novels of the  50’s ed. by Sarah Weiman; The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne; The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse.

Grantchester? Not all thumbs went up
Learning to Drive with Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley;  The Lady in the Van with Maggie Smith , Alex Jennings.


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Episode 52: Winter Knitting At The Beach

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cape sunset

Susan and I retreated to the Cape for a weekend of knitting, beach walks (no swimming, Cozy Couch), shopping, food, and more knitting. It was divine! This is what we talked about.

Scitchr’s Birkenbush, Smithmks’ Grammy’s hat #24 , Knitstersusan’s Hitchhiker by Martina Behm

Off The Needles
Susan: Therapy by Laura Aylortherapy How I make My Socks by Susan B. Anderson out of Arne and Carlos Regia Sock in the Summer night colorway
Sally: Camilla,camilla by Carrie Bostick Hoge, Comfy Cardi, by Susan B. Anderson out of Peaks Ferry Red Quince &Co.’s Chickadee,mini dolly clothes Headband to match Christmas cowlheadband

On The Needles
Susan: Starshower Cowl/Hybrid out of  The Periwinkle Sheep Wink in the Plum Crumble colorway
Sally: Sugared Violets by Rose Beck out of The Periwinkle Sheep in a periwinkle colorway, Pretty Dress by Susan B. Anderson, Scallop Shawl by Breean Elyse Miller, out of some Hilltop Handspun

In The Queue
Susan: From Way Back by Hanna Maciejenska out of Valley yarns Hand dyed DK in Rainwater colorway, Tubularity by Martina Behm, And Everything in Berroco Portfolio, Vol.1
Sally: Dolly by Susan B. Anderson, and an Owls cardigan by Kate Davies

In The Stash
Susan: The Fibre Company Meadow in Cosmos, Schachenmeyer Regia Design line by Arne &Carlos in Winter Night and Moor Night colorway, Frogtree sport alpacca
Sally: Frogtree Sport Alpacca seafoam, Cascade Sport , Schachenmayer fleece band

On The Bookshelf
Fall On Your Knees by Ann Maria Macdonald
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.

Viewing Pleasures
American Crime
Downton Abbey

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Episode 51: New Year’s Blitz, Happy To Be Together Again!

Episode 51: New Year’s Blitz

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Shout Outs (From our Forum page on Ravelry):
Tugsowner’s Incognito Cowl
MaggieH’s Holly Hat
MGCamacho’s Bean’s Baby blanket
AprilShower’s Stripey Sparkle Socks and Granny’s Favorite Peony
Smithmks’ Yoda/dobby hat
Goldybear’s Sheep hats

Off The Needles

Sally: 2 Lumberjack hatsCam's BeardMark's beard
1 shades of gray cowl inspired by Gray Street Cowl from Quince & Co.
Peerie Flooers by Kate Davies
Scrunchable Scarf


— Knitting Counterpaneslace

— I don’t know if the original Threads article is available but here is a similar edging pattern from Piecework – note the 00 needles!


Purl Ridge Scarf in Malabrigo Rios; Maritime Cowl in Nice & Knit Dk;Drachenfels in Berroco Ultra light Alpaca, Tosh sport and Tosh Pashmina; Baby Duck Boots in D. Bliss Cashmerino and Sublime merino; Mountain Cowl in Malabrigo Rasta;

Really Quick Mitts in Malabrigo Rasta; 2 Simple Hats; Barley Hat in SW aran merino ; Father and Son Knit Ties; Made up Garter Scarf using 3 Bags Full Corriedale Merino Bulky.

On The Needles

Sally: Camilla by Carrie Bostick Hoge out of Nice and Knit worsted in the Capsize colorway

Kris: UFOs! — Checkerboard Mitts, Reversible Cable Neck Wrap and Scarf, Lace Back Fingerless Gloves, Color Chart Mitts, The Boyfriend Hat, and Greta

Susan :

Margo Poncho in Cascade Eco  and ‘How I make My Socks ‘ Socks in Aslan Trends Santa Fe.

In Our Queues

Sighted at the New England Fibre Festival:
In The Moment
Reversible Ewe
Braidsmaid by Martina Behm
Strands Of Pearls by Rose Beck
Lattice by Rose Beck
Millwater by Beth Kling
Mother’s Shawl by Greenwood Hill Farm
also: Mary, Millie, & Morgan by Susan B. Anderson and Everything in Swoon by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Susan: Broken Thyme Cowl in DWD Edna ; Avana in Nice & Knit Sport; Havra

Added To The Stash
Sally: The Periwinkle Sheep Merino & Silk fingering in the Rhinebeck 2015 colorway, Cherry Tree Hill, The Broad Band (gradient) in African Gray colorway

Susan: Shelter Loft in Blanket Fort; 3 Bags Full worsted

On The Bookshelf:
Sally: Euphoria by Lily King
Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell
Symphony For The City Of The Dead Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege Of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson

Kris: Banquet of Consequences, Entry Island

Susan: Sweet Caress by William Boyd; Human Croquet and Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson; The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham.


TV Viewing Pleasure:

River, Homefires, Broadchurch 2 (looking forward to Broadchurch 3)

Doll and Em,

Fargo-Season 2


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Episode 50: A Winner And A Great Fall Line Up!

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Amy’s the winner of our 3rd floor studio bags giveaway! We chose our winner by counting the number of entries  both on our ravelry group and comments to our show notes, and asked Siri to pick a random number- Congratulations to Amy and thanks to all who entered.
Shout outs

Tugsowner’s Sparkly Starshower Wrap

Tugsowners Zippered Jacket , 16 zipped jacket by Debbie Bliss

Scitcher’s John’s Freestyle Cap

Velvet Owl’s Pond Cove


Off the needles
Susan: finished Freedom Trail Shawl  by Cobbletone designs ,  in Malabrigo sock Lotus colorway

One Baby Sweater by  Erica Flory, designer of the Portfolio scarf that we love!


On the needles
Susan: Sibella Cardigan  from Madder Anthology  I by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Therapy Shawl by Laura Aylor


Sally : Peerie Flooers, by Kate Davies out of Bartletts yarns Sport weight and Jamieson’s Shetland in my stash for twenty some odd years.


Scrunchable Scarf


In The Queue
Susan: Eddy by Elizabeth Doherty

Maritime Cowl by Nice and Knit

Campside Cardi by Alicia Plummer

Breakwater by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Margo Poncho by Elizabeth Smith




Owligan by Kate Davies

Vitamin D

Thrummed Mittens!


In The Stash
Spud and Chloe Outer in a  pale blush pink

Nice and Knit  DK in driftwood , sailor’s sky

Linaza  by Plymouth Yarns 


On The Bookshelf
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

God In The Ruins by Kate Atkinson

Thin Air: A Shetland Mystery by  Anne Cleeves

Where’d You Go Bernadette?  by Maria Semple

Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins by James Runcie

A Stitch In Crime by Ann Yost (A Hatti Lehtinen Mystery — Hatti owns a fishing/knitting store called Bait And Stitch)

The Modern Natural Dyer by Kristine Vejar


See You At:
New England Fiber Festival At  Eastern States Expo November 7&8, 2015

Have fun and Knit on!
Love, The Ladies Of The Knit

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Forgot to mention our giveaway!

Hi everyone — We forgot to mention on the podcast that Christine — also known as pinkblanket on Ravelry — has given us one of her Third Floor Studio project bags to give away!

Just comment on this post by August 31 and tell us what project you would store in the project bag and we’ll randomly pick a winner.

You can see examples of the bags at the Third Floor Studio site.

Good luck!

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Episode 49: We’re back!

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We are so pleased to be able to offer our listeners a 20% discount through August 31st on Third Floor Studio project bags — please use the discount code LOTK2015 when ordering….

Shout Outs:

Off The Needles: 

Susan: Pretty Basic in Louet Euroflax Sport Weight Linen and another Portfolio Scarf in Euroflax in the French Blue colorway.








Kris: Off the (Sewing) Needles: AVFKW’s Endless SummerTunic and Liesl Gibson’s Everyday Skirt

OnThe Needles:

Kris: Still working on Screen Door from Plucky Knitter with MadTosh Twist Light and just cast-on the Freedom Trail shawlette for the JPK&S KAL

Susan: Color Block Cardigan in 3 colors of Shibui Linen- love this yarn! Also on the needles , a soothing knit, Therapy ,with 2 colors of Tosh Merino Light( Smokestack and Ms. Taylor) and one color of The Fibre Co. Meadow in Larkspur. Also- Freedom Trail Shawlette, designed for the upcoming Greater Boston Yarn Crawl-chosen  for the JP Knit and Stitch KAL .

In The Queue:

Susan:2 Cardigans: Campside and Fleur Cardi.

In The stash:

Susan: Tosh Merino Light in Smokestack- purchased at Imagine in Bemus Point, NY.


Susan and Sally attended the Fiber Revival at the Spencer Pierce Little Farm in Newbury, MA

Susan got 2 souvenirs:

cable necklace

Cable needle necklace from Leslie Wind


tag from leafcutterdesigns.com

Bucket Bag from Woolen Rabbit!

Bucket Bag from Woolen Rabbit!


Kris: New Tana French/new A.D. Scott/new Ann Cleeves/new Ely Griffiths

Susan: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch , and The Italian Wife by Ann Hood.

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Episode 48: Shawls galore and a bike seat cover!

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Shout Outs:
Annie1970’s Tropicalsocks (Rye by Tincan Knits)
Spinningrails Damson Shawl
KnittinCarri’s Another Monster
Smithmks’ Yowza Weigh It shawl

Off The Needles

Another Bike Seat Cover!

OnThe Needles:

Kris: Screen Door – Plucky knitter – Mad Tosh
Pebble Beach by Helen Stewart out of  Ivey Brambles Cashmere fingering
Mara, a Mad Tosh Free Pattern (shawl) Aran yarn
Adams Multi Way Wrap – Free Pattern Linen/Merino
JP knit and Stitch KAL FunFunFun Shawl
The Age Of Brass And Steam, out of some lovely Claudia Handpaints fingering in my stash
In The Queue
Kris: Purl Bee Notched Hem Tank Top
Church Mouse—Over and over infinity loop
Ily by Melanie Berg Lostsrun

Grace by Jane Richmond
Billowing Cecile Glowik Mac Donald
Mine Hill Cardigan by Amy Herzog
Plucky Knitter Spring Forward Collection:

Fresh Air Cardigan by Amy Miller- sport weight
Screen Door & Porch Swing
Interlude by Janina Kallio

Hitofude Cardigan (Laura suggested and we love it)

In The stash
Kris: Plucky Knitter Mystery Bag
Susan: two skeins of  Nice and Knit dk

Lisa, aka Jammy Knitter alerted us to the Boston KIP (Knit In Public Day) June 13 Christopher Columbus Park 11:30- on
June 6: Christine from 3rd floor studio Boston.com– will be selling her awesome bags at Squam Lake
The Red Queen Dies & What The Fly Saw by Frankie Y Bailey

The Extrodinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas

Kris: The Troubles Quartet
Thin Air – Anne Cleeves

That’s all for now. Thanks for listening, and knit on! Maybe we’ll see you at the Boston KIP day.

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Episode 47: April Fiber Madness


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Shout outs:

MGCamacho’s Uncle Joe’s Hat
Victoriablue’s Pop Of Cherries Mitts

Off The Needles:

Deep End Shawl  by  Heidi Kirmaier
Blanket Beast: Ta Da! Only 20 years in the making!


Blanket beast!

Blanket beast!

Bluebird of Happiness

Bluebird of Happiness

Blue Bird Of Happiness, free pattern by Sarah Elizabeth Kellner
Woollily by Sarah Kraley


On The Needles
Scrunchable Scarf &
Bike Seat Cover

Vinyarnsa by Shelley Brander
Porphura  by Amy Miller
Silkenstraw Summer Sweater by Purl Soho

In the Queue

Hey Little Songbird – Bristol Ivy 
Orbit and Melodia Shawls – Janina Calio
Morning Glory – Pam Allen
1,000 Tulips – Martina Behm

Zephyr Cove – Shawl by Romi Hill
Morning Glory by Pam Allen
Nori , boxy cardigan by Pam Allen
Simple Pleasures, A Collection from Carrie Bostick Hoge

Autumn Blush by Joji Locatelli, using newly-stashed sundara yarn,


Baby bear hats
Harriet’s Jacket

Added To The Stash

Malabigo Arroyo– Marte
Malabrigo Worsted–Tiger Lily
Huckleberry Knits – Cascara Fingering– There’s no place like home


Rustic Yarn (cascade)
Ultra Alpaca light
Bittersweet Yarns
Cherry Tree Hill Sockitome Wild Cherry
Sundara Yarn (will use for Autumn Blush)
Tangerine Guava Twist
Manos or Malbrigo multi colorway
Skeinny Dipping:
Penelope Sock/favorite eraser
Silk/Linen/Lace  in the Magic  Carpet colorway..for Billowing by Celily Glowik MacDonald

Stitch House:
Pashmina -Gilded colorway
Cascade 220 for cardigan from Madder Two Louise Topdown


MadTosh Crafts — Fort Worth, TX



Mad Tosh Twist Light in Cosmic Silver

Christine’s bags at Third Floor Studios

 On The Bookshelf
Sally: The Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust

Kris: Adrian McKinty’s Troubles Trilogy (though there’s now a fourth!)

 Viewing Pleasure



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Episode 46: Winter Wonderland???

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Shout outs:

Epistrophy smurphy2 perfect, Love, Love, Love! Kate Davies Design

Alta, by Amy Herzog. gorgeous sweater with perfect fit

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/smithmks/tree-gift-card-igans-2 cute xmas project idea. little gift card holders. Nice!

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knitstersusan/dinner-in-the-eiffel-tower-shawl beautiful crescent shaped shawl, designed by Jesse Dodington

–Love it, might have to make it very soon!

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/llmcguire/flower—bloem  llmcguire > notebook > projects > Bouquet for Samantha beautiful, and fun knit flowers.

StrawberryFrog: (aka Laura) designer of  Lady Lallybroch cuff wristlet fingerless knits, also the Blood Vow scarf –  Gaberlunzies inspired by the Outlander TV series. There is a sale on her wonderful Outlander patterns through the end of the month!

Off The Needles:


Leaflet, Cecily Glowik McDonald, out of Valley Yarns Berkshireleaflet without pockets

TGV by Susan Ashcroft (I call it sunset express)out of Play at Life fiber Arts gradientSunset Express

Inland  from Jane Richmond’s Journey collection — in Sapphire blue

Inland Cardi

Inland Cardi

It’s a guy Thing –  socks designed by Caroline Hegwer
Veronica Slouch -Manos Maxima in the  Marie Antoinette colorway
Openwork infinity scarf — with one skein of Cascade Magnum


On The Needles

Deep End by Heidi Kirrmaier
Porphura by Amy Miller
Knitted Blanket- started 20 years ago!

Muh-Muh by Isabell Kraemer

In The Queue

Owligan and Peerie Flooers (Kate Davies lovefest)  Newsflash: Shetland, based on the Shetland Quartet by Anne Cleeves will air on PBS March 23 (at 9pm on WGBH)

PaperWhite Shawl  by Alicia Plummer two color
Carrie Bostick Hoge’s  Madder 2 Anthology:  also  Lucia Hoodie, Lillian cardigan


In Our Stash and Inspiration to Destash

Bags  from Third floor studio Boston  (she’ll be at the February 28 Farmers’ Market Egelston
The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up

Webs Valley Yarns Berkshire, and Berkshire Bulky (can’t get enough of this stuff)


The Skull Beneath The Skin P.D James
While I was Gone by Sue Miller
Caleb’s Crossing Geraldine Brooks

Dying In The Wool by Frances Brody
As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust by Alan Bradley

Upcoming Events
Roslindale Friends Of The Library Yarn Sale March 5-7 with special guest Kristin Nicholas on March 5 — check our forum page for details. Hope to see you there!

Knit on!
The Ladies Of The Knit



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Episode 45: Unselfish Knitting

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Shout Outs

Off The Needles
4 pairs http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/super-bulky-fingerless-mittens
Green Mountain Spinnery Vest for Molly

Knit your Love is finally blocked!

Super bulky toe up socks
no purl ribbed scarf from Purl Bee

Audrey Cardigan 
Thoreau Hat

Thoreau hat in scrumptious Rio!

Thoreau hat in scrumptious Rios!

Emerson Hat
Openwork Infinity Scarf – by Karen Clements- in Cascade Magnum (free pattern)
Pom Pom Scarf

Pompom scarf!

Pompom scarf!

Black Death Shawl – Hoxton Handmaid

On the Needles

Color Chart Mitts

Mini mochi gradient mitts combining two free patterns-once I remember what they are, I will post links!
Inland Cardigan with pockets (Jane Richmond)

Gradient TGV

In the Queue


Impromptu Cardigan
1898 Hat

Home new Quince And co Pam Allen Book
Shadow Shawl Manos free pattern

In The Loop
Quince Finch — Damson and Bosc
Holst Garn Coast

Sally: Hilltop Handspun Rommney Wool, in green to gold colorway

Yarn bowls from Bemus Point Pottery
Imagine  in Bemus Point NY- population of 364

On The Bookshelf

Erin Hart : Haunted Ground, Lake of Sorrows, False Mermaid
Peter May: The Blackhouse, The Lewis Man
Terry Shames: The Last Death Of Jack Harbin
Frances Brody: Murder In the Afternoon

Chris Cleeve: Little Bee

Sally: Tana French: The Secret Place
Elizabeth George: This Body Of Death
Skink No Surrender

Viewing Pleasure

Imitation Game
Salamander from Belgium

Upcoming events@boston.com

Slater Mill January 16th -18th


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