Episode 68: Stash Dash Crazed

Thanks for tuning in! This week’s segments included:

  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • In My Travels
  • From the Armchair
  • Events
  • Contest, News and Notes
  • Ask Me Stuff
  • Crafty Adventures
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Off the Needles

Clicks for Kiley Hatimage

  • Pattern: Magic Coffee Baby Hat by Tracey Kay
  • Needles: US 5- 3.75mm
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Mystic Purple
  • Very simple stockinette hat with a ribbed brim. Mailed off to Kiley for her Clicks for Babies project to be donated to her local hospital.

Wolf Scruff 

  • Yarn: Alpaca from farm in Maine. Purchased weekend of NETA: SPA in Feb 2014
  • Needles: US 7- 4.5mm
  • Pattern:   Test knit for my friend Jennifer Sheelen called Wolf Scruff (not yet released). Top down triangular bandana style. cowl.

Trickle Shawlimage

  •  Yarn: Mountain colors (need to find ball band)
  • Needles: US 7

This is how I block the Trickle Shawl to make the most of the Heart Shape. I only used 1 pin at the top and bottom and about 5 in the center to pin out the slipped stitches.

OMG Rainbowsimageimage

  • Pattern: OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Paton’s Kroy- Blue Striped Ragg
  • Needles: US 1.5- 2.5mm

On the Needles

Kirby Wirby Socksimageimage

  • Yarn: RAF: Fraternal Twin Brother to RBF- Self striping colorway from Kirby Wirby. 75% Superwash BFL, 25% nylon
  • Needles: US 1.5- 2.5mm
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • First sock done. Past the heel on second.

Friendship Socksimage

  • Yarn: One Twisted Tree- Shimmer Base- 93 Diagon Alley Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5- 2.5mm
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams

Stripey Leftovers Hat

  • Pattern: Turn a Square Hat by Jared Flood
  • Yarn: leftovers- Dragonfly Fibers & some mystery black yarn…
  • Needles: US 5- 3.75mm

Hallow Moon Shawlimage

  • Pattern: Hallow Moon by Dieuwke van Mulligen
  • Yarn: Ashton Studio Arts Genoa Fingering- Almost Black & trio of peach/salmon mini skeins
  • Needles: US 7- 4.5mm
  • Modification- edge: RS, s1wyif, k1, s1wyif. WS: k1, s1wyif, k1.
Argent (curl)image
  • Argent by Hunter Hammersen
  • Needles: US 6-  4mm needles
  • Yarn: Frog Tree Pediboo (sport) color 1130 Jade


Bonnie Banks Shawl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen

In My Travels

Fuller Craft Museum

  • Visited for a fundraiser for a friend who is riding the Pan Mass Challenge (raise funds for cancer research)image
  • Night at the Brewseum- local brewers of beer and hard cider did tastings, raffles etc. Lots of fun. Also got to look around the museum. Not much in terms of fiber arts (at least in the current exhibit) but I loved the feel of the museum, they had beautiful pieces and I appreciate their definition of craft.
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From the Armchair


Contest, News and Notes

Trickle Shawl is now available for purchase on Ravelry. $5 US.IMG_7616

I do hope you’ll check it out! It’s a simple top down, heart-shaped shawl. All garter stitch except for some slipped stitches. No purling at all!

Trickle Shawl Kits are still available from Infinite Twist!  Kits available in single colors and five-color gradients and include 500 yards of hand-dyed yarn, a bamboo circular knitting needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle, pattern marking pencil, and a zippered brocade notions pouch. and free shipping for the U.S. and China. Canada and UK shipping is now $10 (formerly $20), other international is $20.IMG_2935-2

Trickle KAL Instagram Contest (Starting now and running through June 30, 2015)

  • Use a Infinite Twist kit or your own yarn (when pattern is published separately later this month).
  • You don’t have to finish your shawl to be eligible to win.
  • Post photos of your progress and  use #trickleshawl. If you’re using the Infinite Twist Trickle Kit be sure to use #tricklekit.
  • Prizes:
    • Two Infinite Twist yarn prizes- any who tags their photos with #trickleshawl will be eligible to win
    • Those who knit with the Infinite Twist kit and use #tricklekit will be entered to win $100 gift certificate to Infinite Twist.

Michelle Actually Knitting– will be doing PAL KAL again this year. Check out her Ravelry group. I’ll be offering a discount code! Code for Dianne, Suburban Stitchers Around YourNeck KAL.

Ask Me Stuff

This week I answered 3 questions from the Ask Me Stuff Thread in the Down Cellar Studio Podcast Group on Ravelry- posts 2, 3 & 4. Thanks for writing in! It’s a lot of fun to answer these.

Crafty Adventures

Will and Aila sleepover this weekend. Aila got a loom for her birthday back in April. I play a clip of audio from Will and I talking about it in the car and then give an overview of it.image image image image

  • Craftabelle– sold at Target but don’t see it on their website now. Found on Amazon for $40 (Org $60).
  • Kit to make 1 pair of hand warmers. Box includes 1 frame loom, 1 yarn comb, 2 shed bars, 1 long plastic needle, 1 short metal needle, 1 shuttle, 4 bundles of yarn, 2 bundles elastic cord, 30 wooden beads, 2 buttons, 1 bundle embroidery floss.  Box says for 8+  but after I warped it and showed Aila who just turned 6 she did well.
  • Instructions are ok but not great.

On a Happy Note

Quote of the Week

I am a firm believer that every few years one needs to shake one’s life through a sieve, like a miner in the Yukon. The gold nuggets remain, the rest falls through the soft earth it is.

-Amy Poehler

One thought on “Episode 68: Stash Dash Crazed

  1. Heather bergstrom

    Help! My daughter (who is 8) bought the craftabelle weaving kit for her birthday in January and has been working off and on since on the weaving part of the gloves. She finished this morning and is ready for the next step, but we can’t find the instructions anywhere! Any chance you could email a picture of them to me? We would be so grateful! I have scoured the Web looking for them, tried calling the company (where I got a full voice mail message) and also tried to find instructions other places. I am not a weaver, and am struggling to help her. Please, please help us! Thanks!


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