We started off with some shout outs to our listeners and Ravelry forum members that have shared projects with us. We love Scitcher’s Sweater Ornaments and Helspurls Mrs. Snowlady. If you visit the forum site check out these great holiday ornaments. They are inspirational. And please keep posting those projects. It’s fun to see what you’re working on.
Off The Needles:
Sally has finished a Christmas Pig from the Arne & Carlos book 55 Christmas Balls To Knit. She is already cranking on more and has to order more yarn to satisfy the urge. She is smitten by Arne & Carlos and has visited their website in order to gawk and giggle. she has also finished another Knotty.
On The Needles:
Susan is knitting, knitting, knitting along on her Edge Hoodie. It has become an official obsession. It is also getting in the way of her christmas knitting. Good thing it is so gorgeous.
Kris is working on her Color Affection from some Plucky Knitter yarn.
Sally is making more balls. Sorry friends and family. Practical gifts are probably out this year. Everyone gets balls. And she is putting together a special car knitting bag for the felted mittens that are absolutely putting her to sleep.
In The Stash:
Susan went to Imagine on Black Friday and scored Madeline Tosh light in both the Garden Party and Fragrant colorways.
She also scored a skein of Cascade Eco Duo2 (so soft). At The Black Sheep knitting company she chose some Mad Tosh sock in the lovely Whiskers colorway, and from JP Knit and Stitch she scored some Manos silkblend in the Abalone colorway.
Sally went to Webs and got Valley Yarns Amherst for the Christmas balls, and contemplated moving in.
Kris stayed strong.
In The Queue:
Kris discovered Larissa Brown’s Viking Lovesong, Six shawls and Wraps , inspired by the novel she’s writing set in Iceland. I think we may all be casting on for Litla and From The Field soon. She shouted out to listener Christine, for her lovely Oaklet shawl. Kris has also ordered Kate Davies new book, The Colors Of Shetland. There are so many beautiful things to make in this book, and so much of Shetland to ogle at that it boggles the mind.
Susan is still contemplating the Boxy sweater. It is so nice and drapey, but perhaps another fingering weight sweater will have to wait. She is also planning to cast on for the Spiral cowl that she saw at JP Knit and Stitch.
On The Bookshelf:
Sally scored a copy of Beneath the Abbey Wall by A.D. Scott from her library. Another fantastic mystery set in the Highlands of Scotland in the 1950’s.
Kris is reading Annie Lamott’s Help, Thanks, Wow! and loves Annie Lamott fiercely.
Susan is reading Louise Erdritch’s newest: The Round House.
That’s about it for now. Keep Calm and Knit On,
The Ladies Of The Knit