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.

Shoutouts
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
Brooklyn
Room

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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
Hedgehog

Kris:

— 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!

Susan:

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:
Purpleplexy
In The Moment
Reversible Ewe
Braidsmaid by Martina Behm
Bohemian
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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Winner!
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.

Hedgehog

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

 

 

SC:

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!
Kris

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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.

Portfolio

Portfolio

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Events:

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

tag from leafcutterdesigns.com

Bucket Bag from Woolen Rabbit!

Bucket Bag from Woolen Rabbit!

Books:

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
Susan:

Sally:
Another Bike Seat Cover!

OnThe Needles:

Kris: Screen Door – Plucky knitter – Mad Tosh
Pebble Beach by Helen Stewart out of  Ivey Brambles Cashmere fingering
Susan:
Mara, a Mad Tosh Free Pattern (shawl) Aran yarn
Adams Multi Way Wrap – Free Pattern Linen/Merino
JP knit and Stitch KAL FunFunFun Shawl
Sally:
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

Susan:
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

Sally:
Hitofude Cardigan (Laura suggested and we love it)

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

Events:
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
Books:
Sally:
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:

Susan:
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

 

Sally:
Muh-Muhmuh-muh
On The Needles
Sally:
Scrunchable Scarf &
Bike Seat Cover

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

In the Queue

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

Susan:
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,

 

Sally:
Baby bear hats
Harriet’s Jacket

Added To The Stash

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

Susan:

Rustic Yarn (cascade)
Montera
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

Kris:

MadTosh Crafts — Fort Worth, TX

madtosh_crafts

Heaven!

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

Sheltand

Hinterland

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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:

Sal:

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

Susan:
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

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

Sal:
Muh-Muh by Isabell Kraemer

In The Queue

Sal:
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)

Susan:
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

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

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

 
Books

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

Sal:
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!
Love,
The Ladies Of The Knit

 

 

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Episode 45: Unselfish Knitting

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Shout Outs
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/smithmks/puppy-dog-hat
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/DJdee/deer-with-little-antlers-hat
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/DJdee/graham-3

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

Kris:
Knit your Love is finally blocked!

Susan:
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

Kris:
Color Chart Mitts

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

Sally:
Gradient TGV

In the Queue

Sally:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/muh-muhs
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leaflet

Kris:
Strathcona
Impromptu Cardigan
1898 Hat

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

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

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

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

On The Bookshelf

Kris:
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

Susan:
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
Birdman
Lillihammer

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 )

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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
Impromptu
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
Blackhouse
And the Dark Sacred Night by  Julia Glass

Queue:

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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