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Episode 109 – Full of Ho’s Today

Episode 109 – Full of HOs Today

Fall is coming, kinda.

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Episode 108- 43 no longer perfect

Episode 108 – No longer perfect

Brian’s team did an awesome job on their relay! We are both over the 90 degree weather, and Ann really doesn’t want to work outside in it.

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SOCKtober2016 Rules

Listeners will earn points for each PAIR of socks they finish. You decide what a pair means :). Works in Progress will count, so now is a great time to pull out those single socks and make them some mates. You must do some KNITTING on the sock. Finish the toe on a top down,  finish the ribbing on a bottom up or finally get that afterthought heel put in.

There will be three threads in the Ravelry group where prizes are drawn from. You must be a member or the group to win a prize.

The FO Thread. Here you will have one post per person. Edit that post with each finished pair and total up your points. The top 5 points earners will automatically win a prize. See an example HERE.

The Sock Doctor Thread. Need help with your heel turn? Can’t figure out the cast on? Don’t know how make a well fitting sock. This is a great place to get help from some of your fellow knitters.

SOCKtober2016 is coming Thread. Chat away about matching yarn to pattern. Share your FOReals!?!?!? or contribute to the debate on favorite sock needles.

Prizes will be drawn from each thread as well as from Instagram using the #SOCKtoberisComing, #SOCKtober and #CarolinaFiberGirls

Points system based on a PAIR:

Shortie / Kid Socks (less than 50 grams) – 5 Points

Socks (51-94 grams) – 10 Points

Knee High / Leg Warmers (95+ Grams) – 15 Points

Use a Sponsors item – 5 Bonus Points*

Use an item won or purchased from a 2015 SOCKtober sponsor – 5 Bonus points**

*Bonus points for bags/tools can only be counted once per bag. If you have 25 That Purple Girl bags and 18 Poke Me Nots, you can count each one once…but you can’t make the same bag count over and over.

**This is a great way to earn points from your prizes that year.

Rule interpretations:

Sponsors can earn points by using other sponsors items. But do not earn points for using their own items.

Each project earns bonus points in four categories:Yarn, Pattern, Project Bag, Notion.  You can earn bonus points in each category with each project. If you use the same sponsor for all 4 categories it’s 20 points. If you use the same sponsor in the same category it’s only 5 points. If you use two sponsors in the same category that is 10 points.

If a sponsor is participating in more than one category you can count them twice in the same project. Example Alana Dakos is a pattern AND notions sponsor. If you use her pattern and one of her notions in the same project you earn points for both.

If you use two yarns from two different sponsors you earn bonus points for each sponsor. If you use two yarns from one sponsor you only earn bonus points once.

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Episode 107 – Whale Tail

Episode 107

Back at after a bit of a break from our normal episodes. Ann has an episode to listen to with Christen.  We both have been casting on like crazy because SOCKtober is coming!
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Ep 106 – The one with Christen

Episode 106 The one with Christen

The kids have already gotten Ann sick, so this week our SOCKtober runner up Christen joins me to share some insider tips on how to maximize points for SOCKtober.

You can find Christen on Ravelry and Instagram

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Episode 105 – Siri nobody’s talking to you

Episode 105 Siri nobody’s talking to you

Ann has been crazy busy with school and took her daughter to college. Janis has been busy with work.  We took a week off but really don’t have extra knitting to show for it.  

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Episode 104 – SOCKtober Preorders

Episode 104  SOCKtober Preorders

Ann is back at work, students start Monday, and Janis is busy too!  Join us as we chat about our knitting and preview some SOCKtober preorders.

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Episode 103 – We are effing amazing /ridiculous

Episode 103 – We are effing amazing /ridiculous

Join us as we chat about our week!

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Episode 102 – Do you Brioche?!

Episode 102 – Do you Brioche?!

Cats hogging the bed, Kaitlyn got her roommate assignments, Janis had her Arbonne weekend. Ann laid low this weekend, doctor’s orders. No Rhinebeck for Janis.

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Episode 101 – It was not a hunting accident

Episode 101 – It was not a hunting accident

Had fun at knit night at Christen’s house Tuesday night.  Helped Lori unravel a double sock blank.  Knitting at Liz’s this morning was also great!  

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Episode 100!!!! Patterns are for Wussies!

Episode 100!!!! Patterns are for Wussies!

100th episode and its 100 degrees outside. Janis went on a lovely hiking adventure this weekend.  

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