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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Episode 44: Fiber Feast!

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Fiber Fest Haul

Sally’s Fiber Fest Haul


Off The Needles

Sally experimented with Arm knittingTilly and KatieArm Knitting

Kris: Portfolio
Stash bot app

On The Needles
Susan: Portfolio
Audrey Cardigan – with  Berocco Ultra Alpaca

Super Bulky socks toe up or toe down – using Madelinetosh ASAP in the Magic colorway( I incorrectly called this Optic )


ASAP in Magic!


Sally:CadeautjeCadeautjeIn The Stash

Kris: O Wool Local Three colors Purl Bee Color Tipped Scarf
Fyberspates 4ply superwash Color: Water, Bal and Skein Sock Yarn Bluey black
Mini Mochi- fingering weight
Susan: Fiberfest
2 skeins Fyberapates Scrumptious Sport :Slate
Ball And Skein: Gallifrey in Silvery Moon colorway
Bitterswsweet Woolery: Glamour  Gams superwash sock yarn Glamour Gams HT
Dirty Water Dye Works Edna
Mind’s Eye in Porter Square in Cambridge
Play aT Life Gradient Stephen Aurora Expanse
In The Queue
Kris: Cirillia Rose
Definitely Susan

Susan: Madder Anthology 1 by Carrie Bostick Hoge

On The Bookshelf
Kris is up to date with the Ruth Galloway mysteries by Elly Griffiths
Lewis man Peter May
And the Dark Sacred Night by  Julia Glass


fingeless Mitts :Prickly (pattern name)

Webs: Twist Lite fingering Madeline Tosh Color: Care

My Third Floor studio bag!

My Third Floor studio bag!

We are love- loving Third Floor studio bags-available at JP Knit and Stitch. Christine promises her website will be up and running soon!

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Episode 43: Autumn Knitting – No Rhinebeck…..

Love it!

Love it!

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Shout Outs

Goldybear’s > Selbu-Baaa-Ter
Knitstersusan’s Aidez
susanvknits’ Put a Bird on it Cardi
And check out our forum page on Ravelry for other fabulous projects!

And a shameless plug for our own pinkblanket’s project bags now available for sale at JPK&S as Third Floor Studio :-)



Off The Needles
Kris finally had some finished objects — Samadhi, the second pattern from the Martina Behm Strickmich! club, and Tre Colori, a free pattern from Loop, in the wonderful Hikoo Cobasi yarn — great to work with and fabulous drape.

Susan: Saltwater - by Silvia BoBilvia (sad story), Twig Ear Flap HatCampside by  Alicia Plummer from the Pom Pom Quarterly Blog, Birdie Fair Isle Cardigan

What the heck?

What the heck?

Susan and Kris had a fun time learning to arm knit at JPK&S with Dylan Usher (of Dylaniaum Knits) as part of ArtWeek Boston.

Sally: Campside, Bike Seat Cover, Lion Brand Patternbike seat cover


On The Needles
Sal: Another Bike seat cover.

Kris is back in full knitting mode (something to do with the change in seasons perhaps?) and is juggling four projects.  She recently found her half-finished Ellipses in a project bag and started that up again, jumped on Erica Flory’s new Portfolio pattern using stash yarn from the frogged Netty Cowl , started the third pattern from the Stichmich! club, Jasminde (this will be slow-going), and decided that the Shibui sale yarn from Gather Here would be perfect for a Greta scarf from Quince & Company’s scarves book from last year.

Susan:Portfolio scarf , Camilla Babe by Carry Bostick Hogue in  Mission Falls worsted. Phew! just enough yarn!

In The Queue
Sal:  Sally fell for Knitworthy, hook, line and sinker! Fun new giftable patterns from Ysolda Teague

Kris also fell for Knitworthy and like Sal is intrigued by the trummed slippers (roving from Hilltop Handspun perhaps?).  She also admired three (!) samples made from Dirty Water Dyeworks yarn: Miss Doolittle in MavisPicabeau in Paula, and Ione in Crystal.  A couple of other possibilities — a Campside inspired by both Sal and Susan’s beautiful versions, a Barn Sweater by Carrie Bostick Hoge (from Taproot), and a great-looking cardigan from a new book by Cirillia Rose being published soon.

In The Stash 

Kris bought lots of Dirty Water Dyeworks yarn while at Stephanie’s visit to JPK&S.  She also couldn’t resist a “Leftie” kit  from Wonderland yarns while visiting The Mermaid’s Purl in Wickford, RI.

Susan: one skein of madtosh light in the Mourning Dove colorway- pretty!
Sal: Roving from the amazing Lucy Rogers of Hilltop Handspun.com


On The Bookshelf

Susan: The Signature of all Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, and the first Jane Austen mystery by Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor.

Sal: Dying Fall & Outcast Dead  Ruth Galloway Mysteries, by Ellie Griffiths

Kris enjoyed the latest Donna Leon mystery, read Let Me Finish for book club,  and is looking forward to reading Ann Hood’s The Knitting Circle and Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting after meeting her at JPK&S.

Viewing Pleasure

Sal: Hinterland On Netflix

Kris wonders what is up with Gracepoint vs. Broadchurch and why David Tennant is in both — maybe this has some answers.

Coming Events:
Kris, Sally, April Showers and Pink Blanket are going to The Fiber Festival at The Big E. On sunday, November 2. Maybe we’ll see you there?

That’s all for now. Knit on, and on, and on,
The Ladies Of the Knit

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Episode 42: So Much To Say!

License Plate spotted in Nonantum

License Plate spotted in Nonantum

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We’re back! We were so glad to be together and we had so much to share. Here are the important links:

Shout Outs:
These are some highlights culled from our forum page. We love seeing this stuff! Thanks for sharing. Smithmks’ Korknisse are adorable and charming and make me want to knit one (or 15?) too, and her Gemini is beautiful and flattering. Check out Scitchr’s Flyspeck Fox and VictoriaBlue’s Zebra toy and all the other amazing projects.

Off The Needles:
Sally finally had something to show. She finished 3 Girlfriend Market Bags, girl friend market bag4 Rubens Hats, Mad Props Hats3 Garter Stitch Earflap Hats, Garter Stitch Earflap Hatand the long lingering Sugared Violets.sugared violets full



Susan has Liv off her needles- loved the knit and loved the yarn!



Madelinetosh Vintage in the Medieval colorway. Also off is Trillian in another much loved yarn, Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sock in the Zombie Prom colorway.

Love it!

Love it!

Last, but not least, Nangou was finished- Susan added stripes using Classic Elite Firefly in 3 colors.

On The Needles:
Sally has a goal to get back to work on Mark’s Vest so she can go to Rhinebeck with a clear conscience. In the meantime she has been totally distracted by Alicia Plummer’s Campside. Plucky fingering for Campside We’ve started a KAL on our discussion pages. Please join in.

Kris is working on a Tre Colori shawl using Hikoo’s CoBaSi (cotton/bamboo/silk) – a lovely yarn with a great drape.


Tre Colori – natural/gray/black







Susan is working the Birdie Fair Isle Cardigan in Berroco Ultra Alpaca as a shop sample. Also on her needles, another Salt Water in Louet Euroflax Linen , and still plugging away on Annis in Madelinetosh prairie , in the mica colorway.

In Our Queue:

Added To Our Stash:
Sally scored a skein of Hilltop Handspun Hand dyed Sock Yarn in the Crazy Fall Colors colorway. She feels a replacement TGV coming on.

On a recent trip to Portland, ME, Kris bought three skeins of Quince’s Piper in the Abilene colorway.  She also picked up some Shibui Merino Alpaca in Blush (a very Susan color!) at the Gather Here sale and is using it for the Greta Shawl.

In Susan’s queue: Dark Pearl by Carol Feller, Artesian by Romi Hill, Carrie Bostick Hoge’s entire Madder Anthology I!

On Our Bookshelves
Sally loved Circle Of Shadows by Imogen Robertson. She also listened to Defending Jacob (Which she liked for local references)  The Racketeer. (generated some interesting discussion with teen age son) and  The Chaperone (which would make perfect knitting listening).

Susan enjoyed The White Garden by Stephanie Barron, Longbourn by Jo Baker, and the latest Shetland mystery by Ann Cleeves, Dead Water.

In Our Kitchens

Kris is enjoying Luisa Weiss’ memoir – My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story (with Recipes) – and her blog – The Wednesday Chef – and recommends the Crostata recipe.

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Upcoming Events:
The Greater Boston Yarn Crawl September 18-21 Maybe we’ll bump into you there?

That’s all for now. Have fun and knit on, and on, and on…

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Episode 41: Iced Coffee , Knitting and Chat…

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We are so happy to be back after taking an unforseen break in June.  We got together recently at Kris’s house to sip some cold-brewed iced coffee, munch on snacks and talk about our knitting.

Off The Needles:

Susan had a few things off her needles: She’s A Waterfall by Dani Sunshine, a wonderful assymetrical shawlette that is fun to knit!

Zaria is also finished-in gorgeous Malabrigo Arroyo! Love this yarn.







Also off the needles: 2 summer tops- Gemini and Urban in Shibui Linen (a favorite yarn) in the Suit colorway.

Kris finished her Zephyr Cove — a very large shawl with a bit of everything — and a Mashpee Shawlette out of MadTosh Dandelion — a very sweet little shawl with some unclear instructions in the pattern.  Susan started a Mashpee, but had a little trouble with the edging and gave up……. (More news on that — Tian issued an update to the pattern yesterday which fixes the confusion at the beginning of the pattern.)

On the Needles:

Susan still has Nangou on the needles- a retooled version with stripes in 2 colors of grey of Classic Elite Firefly. Also, 2nd sock of It’s a Guy Thing, lovely pattern. Also, just barely started is Annis- terrible choice of cast on -knitted cast on. Soon to be ripped out. Very soon- uggh!

Kris is still working on her Samedhi — another lovely little shawlette.  The welthase merino light is just wonderful to knit with.

see what I mean? Uggh!

see what I mean? Uggh!


Susan was unable to resist some road trip stash enhancement:

A skein of Meadow in the Larkspur colorway, a skein of Madtosh Prairie in the Begonia Leaf colorway, and a skein of Malabrigo sock in the Impressionist Sky colorway- so pretty!


Susan encouraged Kris to buy some Shibui linen — probably for Louise Zass-Bangham’s Foolproof.  Three great colorways: Ivory, Suit, and Caffeine.


For Kris — Martina Behm’s Brickless (saw some beautiful ones at the Common Cod meeting last week), Churchmouse’s Seashore Kerchief (starts with all the stitches and then decreases — so motivating!), Heidi Kirrmaier’s Vitamin D, and Dani Sunshine’s She’s a Waterfall in some beautiful Bella Lino in the Primavera colorway.

Susan always likes what Kris finds to queue, so she also queued Brickless and Samadhi. Also in her Queue, Pebble Beach Shawlette by Helen Stewart, Vitamarie by Franklin Habit, and a cardigan- Sandshore by Alicia Plummer.

On The Bookshelf:

Susan read a variety of fiction, good and bad. The Dinner by Herman Koch (disturbing but good), Delicious: A Novel by Ruth Reichl (disappointing), The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (amazing- poetic prose), The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian, a novel about the Armenian Genocide, The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver (great summer read!) and Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy (didn’t love it).

Kris has been racing through a stack of mysteries — the last two Flavia de Luce books (big doings in the most recent one), Martha Grimes’ Vertigo 42 (which it turns out is a real bar in London at the top of Tower 42), Ann Cleeves’ Dead Water, and M.C. Beaton’s Death of a Policeman.


Kris and Susan thoroughly enjoyed Franklin Habit’s  “Impractical Knitting” talk at the most recent Common Cod Fiber Guild meeting made us laugh out loud – a lot!

Another upcoming event is the Fiber Revival in Newbury Ma on  Saturday August 9. We had such a good time last year!

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Episode 40: Kris-less again……

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Shout outs:

Here are some of the great projects posted on our Ravelry forum page:
smithmks’ cheeping chick
aprilshowers ballet wraps
prariepoets’ summer current
JanMarie’s Dangling Conversation

OFF The Needles:

Sally finally finished her Color Affection. Ta Da! Much bigger than expected, but really beautiful and fun to wrap up in.
Susan cruised through her Assilomar out of the violet Lisa Sousa, Polworth Silk she splurged on at Rhinebeck.
For two lucky twins:Dinosaur Jr.  out of some Green Cascade heather, and Parlour Cat
Kris: Zephyr Cove


Sally is getting back to work on Mark’s vest out of the Barlett’s Yarn scored at Rhinebeck.

Susan has cast on for the Nangu shawl with eyelet repeats out of  Firefly and She’s a Waterfall. by Dani Sunshine, Bella Lino Classic Elite
Zaria by Shannon Squire,  out of Malabrigo Arroyo in pinks.

Pretty Arroyo

Pretty Arroyo


On the needles NOT:
SV: Mad Tosh Merino Light Caligraphy colorway– Sylvia have to find the perfect pattern for flowy cardigan fingering

In The Queue:
Sally wants to make a Dot Shawl by Casapinka (RISD knitting design certificate)and a Dangling Conversation, inspired by Susan, Kris, and Jan Marie.
Susan is eyeing: UrbanHamlin PeakMashpee Shwalette out of some Mad Tosh Dandelion which must still sneak into stash

In The Stash:
Susan plans on splurging on some Dandelion at Imagine in Bemus Point, NY

On The Bookshelf:

Sally is intrigued by David And Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

Susan is loving the unpredictable mysteries of Anne Cleeves, especially the Shetland Quintet. She also read Isabelle Allende’s  Ripper, which sounds like the perfect summer reading.


Our Viewing pleasures:

Nurse Jackie, In Treatment, Annika Bengtan, Land Girls, Father Brown  ,Bletchley Circle

That’s all for now folks!

Knit on! And on, and on, and …









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Episode 39: Chocolate Donuts…….


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Shout- Outs!

Velvetowl’s Gnarled Oak Cardigan, Victoriablue’s Top Down Crochet Jacket, and Susanvknit’s Marathon Scarf

Off Our Needles:

Susan finally has her Garland  off her needles, just in time for the return of cold weather here in Boston!

And Susan contributed a Boston Strong Scarf to the Boston Marathon Scarf Project.

Kris finished the Lonely Tree Shawl.  Turned out well but is a bit small too — she is definitely going to go up a couple needle sizes on her next shawl projects.

On The Needles:

Susan still has her second Trillian going, and also cast on a summer-y Nangou with 3 colors of Classic Elite Firefly.  Susan’s  Asilomar cardigan is still going….

Kris is working on Romi Hill’s Zephyr Cove using the Dirty Water DyeWorks yarn she bought at the Library yarn sale.

Sally is slowly, slowly slowly working on her Color Affection. She pledges to finish it by May 15. but don’t hold your breath.knitting starbucks

In Our Queues:

Susan is itching to begin casting on some new projects! Like Vera Valimaki’s Urban , or Whispers- 2 short-sleeved , fingering weight pullovers for spring layering. As for shawls, Kinta is a lovely triangle eyelet shawl, and Kalimna . The Spring Infinity Lace Scarf is a lovely accessory for spring and summer!

Kris received the second pattern from the Strickmich! Club — a lovely little kerchief called Samadhi knit with welthase fingering merino light in the “Blue Blessing” colorway.

She is also admiring Carrie Bostick Hoge’s Lola Shawl — the pattern was just published in the latest issue of Taproot magazine — and happens to have some Quince & Co Finch in her stash!

And she is interested in Ambah’s Kalimna (which is also in Susan’s queue) and the Pirra Necklace.

In Our Stashes:

Susan added one rather large skein of Cascade Eco from Web’s Anniversary sale…it will be Jane Richmond’s Inland cardigan.

On Our Bookshelves:

Susan is on an Ann Cleeves binge- 3 Shetland mysteries down, and 2 Vera Stanhope mysteries: The Crow trap and Silent Voices.

Also, on the Kindle: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Kris got halfway through The Goldfinch but is taking a little break — beautifully written but very intense.

Sally read They Danced By The Light Of The Moon by Tempa Pagel. Set in Newburyport, MA, this Mystery laced with history and historical architecture is a fun read, especially if you’ve been to the area.

On Our Kitchen Shelves:

Chocolate Donut recipe came from Jennie Perillo’s Homemade with Love.  Same recipe is here.

That’s all for now, here’s a yarn bombing spied at the Newton Free Library.yarn bombing nfl

Happy Knitting, The Ladies of the Knit


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Episode 38: Short and Skyped!

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This episode could also be known as Ladies Of The Snit-we heard there is a podcast with that name-brilliant! . It is March. It is very cold. There is still snow on the ground. The end is not really in sight, although the days are nice and long. This fellow is in Sally’s neighborhood. He is really making her grumpy. It’s really time for this guy to have some well deserved time off.

Give this guy a vacation already!

Give this guy a vacation already!


Check out our Ravelry forum page for shared projects. Here are a few of the latest that have caught our fancy.

Velvetowls’ Calligraphy in Jacob (Hannah fettig cardigan),smurphy2’s Hestapeysa (little girl’s purple sweater with horses – lopi Icelandic construction) and her cardigan version of Aftur, Goldybear’s Wild Irish (Baby Surprise Sweater) for Jan Marie’s grandchild.

Off The Needles:

Kris: Finished her Knit Your Love shawl for Ravellenics. It’s adorable and tiny. Kris has had a decades long battle with devious gauge. She swears she will knit a gauge swatch next time.  Stay tuned.

Susan: Finished her Sugar Is Sweet by Rose Beck shawlette out of some yummy Madtosh Pashmina in foxglove. It is beautiful and wearable.And So Are You

On The Needles:

Kris: is working on the Lonely Tree Shawl  by Sylvia Bobilvia out of some beautiful red/pink/ Manos Wool Classica

Susan : Is knitting some great socks for her husband. It’s a guy thing, a really spiffy pattern by Caroline Egwar, who works at J.P Knit & Stitch out of some manly Malabrigo Sock in the Persia colorway.

One sock done!

One sock done!

Sally :Is slogging away on her Color Affection. She became disenchanted with the Olympics and abandoned them in favor of actual x-country skiing and reading. Lots of batches of brownies have been baked as well.

In The Queue:

Kris: Romi Hill shawl : Zephyr Cove Two colors with a cute little leaf at the edge.

Susan: Shawlette: She’s a Waterfall by Dani Sunshine, Cascade Falls cardigan Amanda Scheuger, Make a Wish by  Joji Lacatelli and the Boston Marathon Scarf Project blue and yellow scarves that will be given to runners at the finish line of the Marathon. Let’s cast on today! There is a group that meets Tuesday nights at the Old South Church, or you could bring your scarves to J.P. Knit & Stitch.


Kris scored yarn at the yarn and book-sale at her library: skeins of Madelinetosh Feather in the Xboyfriend colorway. And 420 yards Tosh Marino dk in Citrus. 

On The Bookshelf:
Sally: Dead Water, the new Anne Cleeves installment of the Shetland Mysteries ( It was great to be back in Shetland!) She also read the latest Flavia DeLuce , The Dead In Their Vaulted Arches

Susan: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, and she has been watching True Detective on TV.

Kris’s shout out: To the listener that came to Roslindale Library book-sale, sorry we missed you!

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Episode 37: Knitting for Gold

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Off our needles:These have been off the needles for a while, but they are worth sharing, and the notes need some color. these are the Borough Mitts made from kool-aid dyed yarn. Sally gave them to her daughter for Christmas.borough mittens

On our needles:

Kris cast on for a Ravellenics project — the first Strickmich! Club project, Knit Your Love. It’s an asymmetrical triangular shawlette with small hearts along one edge and is knit with DyeForYarn’s merino/silk fingering yarn. When the Olympics are over, she’ll return to Zuzu’s Petals, the Lonely Tree Shawl, and Basalt!

Sally is working away on a vest for her husband out of the nostalgia inducing Bartletts Yarn she scored at Rhinebeck. She has also cast on for an Olympics project — she is finally knitting her Color Affection with Miss Babs’ Into The Whirled as one of the colors.

In our stash:

Despite her best intentions, Kris did add to her stash with a skein of Mad Tosh Pashimina in the “Weathered” colorway from Loop and a skein of Mad Tosh Sock in “Seasalt” from the Stitch House.  The Pashimina is tentatively scheduled to be an Amarillo shawl but that may change.

In the queue:

Kris has her eye on Gramps or Gramps for her new great-nephew and also likes Kelpie from the new BT Winter 14 collection, Carrie Bostick Hoge’s Louise cardigan, and Thea Colman’s Tonic Water which she saw “in person” at the Slater Mill’s knitting weekend opening reception.

Sally has been eyeing the Owl In A Tea Cup by Joyce Rose, the adorable Troll hats by Gabriela Widmer-Hanke and Colorimetry by Kathryn Schoendorf. She also loved the sweaters and dresses that Ellen Mason showed at The Slater Mill. She is particularly smitten by Maggie Magnifico, a vintage-ish cardigan that could easily become a wardrobe staple. Ellen hopes to release the pattern in May. Stay tuned.

On the bookshelf:

Kris read “Murder by the Book” by Eric Brown.

Sally read Life after Life by Kate Atkinson. Such a wonderful book set in England during WWII. she didn’t even mind that Jackson Brodie didn’t get to make an appearance. She also listened to A Body On The Beach and Death In The Downs by Simon Brett. These are really easy listening, fun and clever mysteries.

And Some Other Tidbits:yarn treePom-Pom Tree spied on the Boston Common!

Two great tips from Ysolda

Destash opportunity

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