Sunday, June 5, 2011

Twisted Strands Episode 24: Summer Knitting Time!

Welcome to Episode 24
Summer Yarns!
Cotton Chenille by Crystal Palace Yarns, 100 % cotton
Liana by Katia, 46 %cotton, 32% linen, 22 % viscose
Sugar N Cream by Lily, 100% cotton
Rockland Cotton by Classic Elite, 100% cotton, discontinued.

Estes Fiber Fest is in Estes, CO from 6/9-6/11
Big Sky Fiber Arts Festival is in Hamilton, MT from 6/10-6/12

Central NY Fiber Artists and Producers are having their annual fair
June 11th and 12th, 2011, at Butternut Hill Campground on Route 20 in Bouckville.
Don’t forget, now that June is upon us, World Wide Knit in Public day is almost here!
The days are from June 11th to June 19th, so grab your friends, get out there (with chairs, sun protection, and liquid refreshment and scare the un-initiated by making things with pretty, pretty thread ;)

Cape May Quilt & Fiber Show, Historic Cold Spring Village June 25-26, 2011
Historic Cold Spring Village’s 26th annual Quilt Show has expanded into a full-scale event celebrating all forms of fiber arts. In addition to voting for your favorite quilt, guests can take in workshops and demonstrations on knitting, crocheting, wool dyeing,
sheep shearing and more.

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

On the kneedles
Mablesocks, a pattern by Sadie Ruin (from Yarnivore) with Pagewood Farms Alyeska yarn.
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!
Japanese Garden Shawl by Wendy Johnson, using size 5 (3.75 mm) needles. Using Wollmeise Raku-Regenbogen.
Little Starbursts Dishcloth by Sarah Cook in Blue Ombre Peaches and Cream, Size H (5mm hook)
And the summer Tank top has been cast on in Ty-dye Cotton from Knit one, Crochet Too in the hibiscus colors.

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.
Bellona Cowl by Didi B., using Gothlings by Rainy Days Wooly Dogs
Been there, done that-finished objects
Showing off a true summer knit, the water bottle holder I made last summer with some grab bag cotton yarn. Pattern is Water Web, by Amie Gavin Glasgow and it is easy, quick and fun!

Stuff and Junk
I want to say a huge thank you to Citronlady on Ravelry for her generous gift, thank you!

I have buttons for sale, contact me on Ravelry if you’d like to purchase one for 2 dollars!
My contact info:
Jadee on
Jadee666 on Plurk


  1. I don't really slow down on knitting in the summer either. I don't think I'd knit a blanket but I don't usually do that anyway. Socks are generally my fav thing to knit.
    Everyday is knit in public day in my world. LOL! I hope you have fun at your knitting get together on KIP day. Do you have a video camera you can take to capture some of the fun?

  2. yay. thanks for remembering us Aussies. its cold here. i dont slow down my knitting in the summer though. i just keep going. i mostly make lace shawls though.