Saturday, April 9, 2011

Twisted Strands, Episode 16: Sneezy

I've started a sock, been busting my butt on the shawl, and talk about sniffing out fiber tools at an antique show.

Welcome to Episode 16
Stash wish list
Her shop has a lovely variety of fingering weight yarns, including some delightful self striping, and some various and sundry fun things.

Stitches South is taking place in Atlanta, GA the weekend of April 14-17, 2011.
Connecticut Sheep & Wool Festival
102nd Annual Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Rain or Shine
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tolland Agricultural Center
Route 30, Vernon/Rockville, CT

Knit along in the group, Japanese Garden Shawl, designed by Wendy Johnson.

On the kneedles
Also, cast on for the watermelon socks as a treat for myself. Abi Grasso dyed the yarn and wrote the pattern I’m using for it. is the URL for her shop. Her self-patterning yarn is full of awesome!

The Haruni Shawl is being picked up and worked on, I’m in the middle of chart b
Size 5/3.75mm circs, and Wollmeise 80/20 in Dornröschen

Mom’s Ripple Afghan from “Cool Stuff, Teach me to Knit” book. Using bulky jiffy from Lion Brand and Bernat Soft Boucle and size 10/6mm circs.

Been there, did that-finished objects
Chinese waves Dishcloth by Margaret K. K. Radcliffe
Peaches and Cream yarn ombre with size 7/4.5mm needles.

Stuff and Junk
I went to an antique show in Mendham, and came away with two similar looking but pretty bone crochet hooks.
I also ordered some buttons with the show logo on it.
A week or two ago, I watched a very fun new video knitting podcast called Knit One, Heart Two, hosted by Wendy and Sheila.

In celebration of my 15th episode, I’m giving away a copy of Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders, 101 Patterns for Sockweight yarn. To enter in my drawing, just leave a comment in the blog. The drawing will take place during my 17th episode, so you have two weeks to enter! I’m sorry, but I can’t afford to mail the book outside of the U.S.A.


  1. Girl, you cracked me up when you called your dishcloth "crapastic." Thanks for the shout out -- Sheila & I love your show.

  2. I am really enjoying your show and look forward to each episode! You always put a smile on my face! Please enter me in your drawing for the book because I have been wanting that book!! :)

  3. I love your podcast. I would really like the book, too! Thank you.

  4. Great hooks :)
    I tasted the Monty Python beer once - didn't care for it, but it's really funny.
    By the way, I feel your "Haruni-pain" - I just plowed through one in 8 days :S

    Hope you feel better soon.

  5. Thanks for posting even though you feel like crap. I would be so sad if I didn't get my Jadee fix once a week. :) I now how allergies can drag you down. Can't wait until the buttons come in. I will definitely buy one!

    And if I win the book, shipping to an APO address costs the same as any other US address. :D

  6. Hope ya feel better!
    Would love a chance at the giveeaway. Been admiring that book for a while!
    See you next time!

  7. Hey...maybe the bind off wasn't perfect but I loved it! Monty Python's hole ale...LMAO That's fabulous. The hooks are a great find!!

  8. Hope you are feeling better! Allergies suck! I am super allergic to my kitties too!

    I would like to be entered for the book! I have a crap load of sock yarn and maybe a slight addiction to sock yarn!

    prrlgirl on Rav

  9. You are my fav vidcast. My friend SOWaters and I fucking love to recap your show during knitting group. The others think we're whacked but wtf...