Sunday, July 3, 2011

Twisted Strands Episode 28: Tiny Knits, Big Hair

More fiber and fun, WIPS and Hair Issues and the latest issue of Simply Knitting!

Welcome to Episode 28
Oakland Fiber and Textile Festival
Sunday July 10, 2011 10AM to 6PM
Splash Pad Park, Oakland, CA
2011 Rocky Mountain Men's Knitting Retreat
Location: Sunshine Mountain Lodge - Allenspark, CO (South of Estes Park)
Dates: Thursday, July 14th to Sunday, July 17th
Knit Nation!
Imperial College in South Kensington, London. Friday 15, Saturday 16, and Sunday 17 July 2011.
More fibery fun from my June Phat Fiber box:
Gorgeous green and grey “UFO” sport weight bamboo/merino Superwash 80%sw merino, 20% bamboo. By Sunrise Fiber Co. at
On the spinning yummies side, I have some recycled silk sari fibers from and their website is These fibers look like they’re going to be gorgeous when I combine them with other fibers.
I’ve also got sample from Rebel Yarn, 100 % corriedale in a colorway called “Red Portal”
As with most of the Phat Fiber Samples, you can find more of these beauties at their stores.
To get your own Phat Fiber box, go to and sign up for the mailing list!
On the kneedles
Mablesocks, a pattern by Sadie Ruin (from Yarnivore) with Pagewood Farms Alyeska yarn.
Japanese Garden Shawl by Wendy Johnson, using size 5 (3.75 mm) needles. Using Wollmeise Raku-Regenbogen.
And the summer Tank top in Ty-dye Cotton from Knit one, Crochet Too in the hibiscus colors.
Fresh off the needles!
Rose Pin from Simply Knitting.
Bead Soup Bracelet by Ellen Sandin, kit from Earth Fair.
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
Are We there Yet?
Sylvan Star Dishcloth by Lion Brand.
Amigurumi Horse by Nunt

Stuff and Junk
Tour de Fleece is happening. It started in 2006, and I found loads of info on this site: and there is a group on Ravelry in the group, Tour de Fleece.

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

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