Episode 11 – The more you know. . .

Show Notes Episode 11!

The More You Know…

♦ Girl Talk

WWKIP recap:

We had a meet up at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery on June 14th and it was really fun!! Thanks so much to all that came out!!  It was great to get to meet you and we appreciate you joining us!!

A big thank you, again, to our prize contributors: Charlotte Yarn, Michiele Elliot, Cristi Brockaway/Turtlegirl76, The Copper Corgi and the Carolina Fiber Girls 😉

♦ Stitch by stitch

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WIPs

Janis- Brickless
Ann- Fruit stripes gum socks

Just started these as we started recording – got all of the ribbing done during recording.

JANIS – Super Secret Baby Knitting Take 2
  • Yarn/ Color: Copper Corgi- Sweet Tea
  • Yarn/Color: Cascade Heritage- Lime Green
  • Needles: Brittany DPN’s
  • Size: US 3

Ann help me give him some facial reconstruction.

ANN – HANA HOU BY MSKIKNITS

Finished the R front

JANIS – Blackberry Bramble BY Thea Colman

Working on the first colorwork section.

Ann- Mystik Sprial Socks
  • Yarn:Kirby Wirby
  • Color: Rock Lobster
  • Needles: Knit Picks
  • Size US 1

Got about 6 inches done.

♦FOs

ANN – THE1SLEEVED INSPIRED BY CFF THE1SLEEVED BY VITHARD VILLUMSEN

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JANIS – HANA HOU BY MSKIKNITS
  •  Yarn: Copper Corgi
  • Color: Spanish Moss
  • Needles: 24” Knitters Pride Dreamz
  • Size: US 7

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ANN- Podcast socks

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Ann – Diagonal Lace Socks by Wendy D Johnson
  • Yarn: Copper Corgi
  • Color: Caribbean Swim
  • Needles: Karbonz DPN’s
  • Size: US 1

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Janis- Burnt House Baby HatCosset by Jenny Raymond

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JANIS – Continental KroyAfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman

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♦ FoReal!?!?!

ANN – Yanked DPN out of lace sock that did NOT have a rest row…fudged it and you can hardly tell.  And it ended up being a little loose on the blocker…sigh.

JANIS – I realized my Kroy socks were knit on 0’s and not 1’s.  Ann helped give the super secret baby knitting a face that won’t give the baby nightmares.

♦ Round and Round

WIPs

ANN – Worked with Jane at WWKIP on support spindling.  And am working on the fiber that is on my miniSpinner.

♦ Cross Stitch Projects

JANIS – CHRISTMAS ON GINGERBREAD LANE BY THE FROSTED PUMPKIN STITCHERY
Ann is tempted! — very tempted by the Halloween Stitch along

♦ We buy/win stuff

JANIS
ANN

♦ Up and Coming

MeridithKnits told me to check out Lynn Di Cristina and i love the Contravene for my Caribbean swim or my Frolic Color way

Honey Cowl for my Cherry to Chocolate paintbox gradient. We also talked about the Magic Knot

 Zuzus Petal KAL stats on July 15th. The Copper Corgi has prepared several awesome colorways for you to pick from. Hop over to her shop and order yours. If you order by July 2nd, your kit will be delivered before July 10th so you will have it in time to start the knit along with us!

 ♦ FREE STUFF

Gradient Kit from Copper Corgi — The Zuzu’s Petal KAL will start July 15th.  Sarah has generously donated one of her new gradient kits for our winner, to be chosen and delivered in time for the KAL.  If you want to be entered to win, please go to the Gradient prize thread in our Ravelry group after you have visited Sarah’s shop and let Sarah know your favorite colorway of hers, or a colorway you would like to see from her.  One entry/comment per person, and you must be a member of our Ravelry group to enter. **We will close the thread and announce the winner on July 2nd.**

♦  Where to find us

You can email us at CarolinaFiberGirls@gmail.com

You can find us on Instagram, Twitter and Ravelry as

Janis — JanisFicker

Ann — EAnnRN

use #CarolinaFiberGirls to show us what you are working on.

We also have a Ravelry group and a website– come join us!

Janis’ Arbonne Site

Ann’s Etsy Site

 

Episode 10!! – I wanted this done for today

Show Notes Episode 10!

I wanted this done for today

♦ Girl Talk

Janis- We spent yet another weekend traveling, this time it was to Leesburg VA. The Air and Space Museum was fantastic! We visited two wineries, Sunset Hills and Breax. We enjoyed a simple dinner at Fire Works Pizza  that was really good. Before leaving we took a short walk on the Mall to see Lincoln and the Washinton Monument. And to finish off the trip we went to Fibre Space!

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Ann –

Hendersonville aquarium for Sophie’s 2nd birthday

Harry’s with cousins

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♦ Stitch by stitch

WIPs

Janis- Burnt House Baby HatCosset by Jenny Raymond

This was a new project for easy car knitting. It is almost done!

ANN- Podcast socks
JANIS – HANA HOU BY MSKIKNITS
  • Yarn: Copper Corgi
  • Color: Spanish Moss
  • Needles: 24” Knitters Pride Dreamz
  • Size: US 7

Everything is seamed and put together. I’m about halfway thru the repeats on the collar. It should be done before out WWKIP event on Saturday.

ANN – HANA HOU BY MSKIKNITS

I have finished the back and started a front.  Finally making good progress!

JANIS – Continental KroyAfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman

I worked on these a good bit while we were in the car.

ANN – THE1SLEEVED INSPIRED BY CFF THE1SLEEVED BY VITHARD VILLUMSEN

I finished all the wedges minus 2.5 rows because I ran out of green yarn – Janis to the rescue!

♦FoReal!?!?!

ANN – yarn chicken
JANIS – I picked up the collar on my Hana Hou backwards.

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♦ Round and Round

FO’s

mini spinner – I finished my CFF braid – took the miniSpinner with me to Hendersonville.  320yds of heavy fingering to sport weight yarn!  Love how it turned out.

I may have started some other fiber while in Hendersonville…*wink, wink*

WIPs

ANN- Teaching drop spindling using the park and draft method to Julie at Charlotte Yarn.

♦ We buy/win stuff

JANIS

ANN

♦ Up and Coming

Zuzus Petal KAL stats on July 15th. The Copper Corgi has prepared several awesome colorways for you to pick from. Hop over to her shop and order yours. If you order by July 2nd, your kit will be delivered before July 10th so you will have it in time to start the knit along with us!

Knit in public week June 14-22. We will meet in person at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery on June 14th from 1pm- until. There are free brewery tours at 2, 3, and 4pm. If it’s nice we will be in the Beirgarten or on the patio. It’s it too warm or raining we will be inside the Brauhaus.  Olde Mecklenburg is located at 215 Southside Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217. For the virtual meetup simply take a picture of you and your knitting out in the wild and post it to instagram or twitter using #CFGKIP and #CarolinaFiberGirls. We have prizes for both the live meetup and the virtual one. So enter as many times as you would like.

A big thank you to our prize contributors: Charlotte Yarn, Michiele Elliot, Cristi Brockaway/Turtlegirl76, The Copper Corgi and the Carolina Fiber Girls 😉

♦ FREE STUFF

Gradient Kit from Copper Corgi — The Zuzu’s Petal KAL will start July 15th. Sarah has generously donated one of her new gradient kits for our winner, to be chosen and delivered in time for the KAL.  If you want to be entered to win, please go to the Gradient prize thread in our Ravelry group after you have visited Sarah’s shop and let Sarah know your favorite colorway of hers, or a colorway you would like to see from her.  One entry/comment per person, and you must be a member of our Ravelry group to enter. **We will close the thread and announce the winner on July 2nd.**

Camp Aloha Friends– The winner is Martha – Knitters-grace on Ravelry.  We will contact you and Mel so you can get hooked up by the beginning of camp!

♦  Where to find us

You can email us at CarolinaFiberGirls@gmail.com

You can find us on Instagram, Twitter and Ravelry as

Janis — JanisFicker

Ann — EAnnRN

use #CarolinaFiberGirls to show us what you are working on.

We also have a Ravelry group and a website– come join us!

Janis’ Arbonne Site

Ann’s Etsy Site

 

Episode 9 – Gonna get toe up!

Show Notes Episode 9!

Gonna get toe up!

♦ Girl Talk

 

Ann – I am excited to be off for summer break!!  Also happy to be at knitting this week – saw some friends!

♦ Stitch by stitch

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WIPs

JANIS – HANA HOU BY MSKIKNITS
  • Yarn: Copper Corgi
  • Color: Spanish Moss
  • Needles: 24” Knitters Pride Dreamz
  • Size: US 7

The front “button bands” are DONE!! It will be getting a bath after we record and then it is just seaming and collar and DONE!

ANN – HANA HOU BY MSKIKNITS

I have cast on and worked on the back of my Hana Hou Hou!  I have gotten 10 inches done!!

JANIS – Continental KroyAfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman

I worked on these a little bit this week

ANN- Podcast socks

I worked on these while we recorded with Sarah/TheCopperCorgi, but that is it.  About an inch. I am getting close to where I will start  the toe.

ANN – THE1SLEEVED INSPIRED BY CFF THE1SLEEVED BY VITHARD VILLUMSEN

I finished the green wedge and did an aqua ridge.  Just started a pink wedge — am working on this while we are recording.

♦ Round and Round

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WIPs

ANN

mini spinner – I started my Copper Corgi Carolina Fiber Frolic braid.  I worked on that Sunday night when Sarah arrived.

spindles – Nunoco batt – I did a little bit of spinning this week – spun at knitting too.

♦FoReal!?!?!

JANIS – got excited to finish and forgot to pass the YO over the 2 knit stitches in 2 places on the last repeat before the garter edge…ripped back and fixed it

ANN – none this week to speak of

♦ Up and Coming

Zuzus Petal KAL stats on July 15th. The Copper Corgi has prepared several awesome colorways for you to pick from. Hop over to her shop and order yours. If you order by July 2nd, your kit will be delivered before July 10th so you will have it in time to start the knit along with us!

Knit in public week June 14-22. We will meet in person at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery on June 14th from 1pm- until. There are free brewery tours at 2, 3, and 4pm. If it’s nice we will be in the Beirgarten or on the patio. It’s it too warm or raining we will be inside the Brauhaus.  Olde Mecklenburg is located at 215 Southside Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217. For the virtual meetup simply take a picture of you and your knitting out in the wild and post it to instagram or twitter using #CFGKIP and #CarolinaFiberGirls. We have prizes for both the live meetup and the virtual one. So enter as many times as you would like.

A big thank you to our prize contributors: Charlotte Yarn, Michiele Elliot, Cristi Brockaway/Turtlegirl76, The Copper Corgi and the Carolina Fiber Girls 😉

♦ FREE STUFF

Gradient Kit from Copper Corgi — The Zuzu’s Petal KAL will start July 15th.  Sarah has generously donated one of her new gradient kits for our winner, to be chosen and delivered in time for the KAL.  If you want to be entered to win, please go to the Gradient prize thread in our Ravelry group after you have visited Sarah’s shop and let Sarah know your favorite colorway of hers, or a colorway you would like to see from her.  One entry/comment per person, and you must be a member of our Ravelry group to enter. **We will close the thread and announce the winner on July 2nd.**

Camp Aloha Friends– Email us your “essay” — It does not have to be a long one, we just want you to go to Mel’s site and look at all Camp Aloha Friends has to offer.  If you are up for it, then email us your thoughts on the camp and why you would like to “go.”  We will announce the scholarship winner when we record June 11th.  ** This is fast approaching, so get your entries in!!**

♦ We buy/win stuff

ANN

JANIS

♦  Where to find us

You can email us at CarolinaFiberGirls@gmail.com

You can find us on Instagram, Twitter and Ravelry as

Janis — JanisFicker

Ann — EAnnRN

use #CarolinaFiberGirls to show us what you are working on.

We also have a Ravelry group and a website– come join us!

Janis’ Arbonne Site

Ann’s Etsy Site

 

Episode 8 – A Copper Corgi Show!

Show Notes Episode 8!

A Copper Corgi Show

♦ Girl Talk

We had a ton of fun learning the dyeing basics from Sarah!

dyes dye exp dyeing fence

We also chatted about our 9” Circulars. Janis uses the Chiao Goo bamboo tips and Ann uses Chiao Goo red lace metal tips

Copper Corgi is now at Charlotte Yarn!

♦ Stitch by stitch

WIPs

ANN – THE1SLEEVED INSPIRED BY CFF THE1SLEEVED BY VITHARD VILLUMSEN

I worked on this and am almost finished with the current green wedge.

JANIS – Super Secret Baby Knitting Take 2
  • Yarn/ Color: Copper Corgi- Sweet Tea
  • Yarn/Color: Cascade Heritage- Lime Green
  • Needles: Brittany DPN’s
  • Size: US 3

I’ve made some great progress on this. It’s going MUCH better than the sock monkey.

ANN- Podcast sock

These are becoming only podcast socks.  I work on them when we record and have gotten about another 2 inches done.

Janis – Continental KroyAfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman

I worked on these a little bit this week, mostly just while podcasting.

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Sarah – HANA HOU BY MSKIKNITS
ANN – HANA HOU BY MSKIKNITS

I finished the second cuff detail and am ready to move on to the rest of the sweater

JANIS – HANA HOU BY MSKIKNITS
  • Yarn: Copper Corgi
  • Color: Spanish Moss
  • Needles: 24” Knitters Pride Dreamz
  • Size: US 7

The pieces are DONE! I’ve started the first button bands.

FOs

JANIS – OLD MAN AUTHOR

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SARAH – Frisson Shawl by Brittany Wilson in Copper Corgi Peacock

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♦ Round and Round

FO’s

SARAH – Black Alpaca from Ashland Bay

WIP’s

SARAH- Orange Ops from her shop
ANN- Mini Spinner- CFF braid

♦ We buy/win stuff

JANIS- Copper Corgi Gradient Kit – Saffron Tigger Lilly
ANN- Copper Corgi Gradient Kit – Key Lime Island

♦ Up and Coming

Zusus Petal KAL starts on July 15th. The Copper Corgi has prepared several awesome colorways for you to pick from. Hope over to her shop and order yours. Your kit will be delivered before July 10th so you will have it in time to start the knit along with us!

Knit in public week June 14-22. We will meet in person at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery on June 14th from 1pm- until. There are free brewery tours at 2, 3, and 4pm. If it’s nice we will be in the Beirgarten or on the patio. It’s it too warm or raining we will be inside the Brauhaus.  Olde Mecklenburg is located at 215 Southside Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217. For the virtual meetup simply take a picture of you and your knitting out in the wild and post it to instagram or twitter using #CFGKIP and #CarolinaFiberGirls. We have prizes for both the live meetup and the virtual one. So enter as many times as you would like.

A big thank you to our prize contributors: Charlotte Yarn, Michiele Elliot, Cristi Brockaway/Turtlegirl76, The Copper Corgi and the Carolina Fiber Girls 😉

♦ FREE STUFF

Gradient Kit from Copper Corgi — The Zuzu’s Petal KAL will start July 15th.  Sarah has generously donated one of her new gradient kits for our winner, to be chosen and delivered in time for the KAL.  If you want to be entered to win, please go to the Gradient prize thread in our Ravelry group after you have visited Sarah’s shop and let Sarah know your favorite colorway of hers, or a colorway you would like to see from her.  One entry/comment per person, and you must be a member of our Ravelry group to enter. **We will close the thread and announce the winner on July 2nd.**

Camp Aloha Friends– Email us your “essay” — It does not have to be a long one, we just want you to go to Mel’s site and look at all Camp Aloha Friends has to offer.  If you are up for it, then email us your thoughts on the camp and why you would like to “go.”  We will announce the scholarship winner when we record June 11th. ** This is fast approaching, so get your entries in!!**

♦  Where to find us

You can email us at CarolinaFiberGirls@gmail.com

You can find us on Instagram, Twitter and Ravelry as

Janis — JanisFicker

Ann — EAnnRN

Sarah — TheCopperCorgi

use #CarolinaFiberGirls to show us what you are working on.

We also have a Ravelry group and a website- come join us!

Janis’ Arbonne Site

Ann’s Etsy Site

Episode 7 – A Ho and a Fo

Show Notes Episode 7!

A Ho and a Fo

♦ Girl Talk

Wolf Farms Podcast

Down Cellar Podcast

Janis went to Charleston to a wedding and got to see the blue water at Folly Beach.

New Job, headaches, end of the school year, I finally joined the 21st century and got an iPhone!!

Info on Stash Dash can be found here.

♦ Stitch by stitch

WIPs

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Janis – Continental KroyAfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman

I worked on these a little bit this week

ANN- Sockotta Sock

Worked on these while recording last time and got another 2 inches done!!  Got another inch done here and there…no dedicated knitting on these this week.

JANIS – Super Secret Baby Knitting Take 2
  • Yarn/ Color: Copper Corgi- Sweet Tea
  • Yarn/Color: Cascade Heritage- Lime Green
  • Needles: Brittany DPN’s
  • Size: US 3

I’ve made some great progress on this. It’s going MUCH better than the sock monkey.

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ANN – THE1SLEEVED INSPIRED BY CFF THE1SLEEVED BY VITHARD VILLUMSEN
JANIS – OLD MAN AUTHORGRAMPS BY TINCAN KNITS

It’s almost done!

JANIS – Diagonal Lace Socks by Wendy D Johnson
  • Yarn: Copper Corgi
  • Color: Caribbean Swim
  • Needles: Karbonz DPN’s
  • Size: US 1

Another booth sample for the Copper Corgi booth. I LOVE this color and the lace pattern is easy to memorize. It’s a free pattern, go get it

JANIS – Endless Rainbow by Martina Behm

  • Yarn: Miss Babs Lefty set
  • Color: Little Red & Perfectly Reckless
  • Needles: 24” Knitters Pride Dreamz
  • Size: US 4

I’m not so sure about this project just yet. It needs some more inches before I decide if it’s a winner.

ANN – HANA HOU BY MSKIKNITS

I have finished sleeve 2 and the cuff on sleeve 1.  Have worked diligently on the correct pick up method with help from Mel only to discover that my cast on method (long tail twisted german co) may be why mine looks different.

JANIS – HANA HOU BY MSKIKNITS
  • Yarn: Copper Corgi
  • Color: Spanish Moss
  • Needles: 24” Knitters Pride Dreamz
  • Size: US 7

The pieces are DONE!

FOs

JANIS- FIRE AND ICE SURFER– Sock one is done!

Ann – sleeve for phone

♦ Round and Round

FO’s

I hanked up and washed, whacked and measured my Finn/LBW yarn —  I got 1165.5 yds of the finn/lbw  and 333 yds of just the LBW 2 ply.  It is a heavy fingering to sport weight.  Still thinking I want to do the Boardwalk sweater from wool people by  Heidi Kirrmaier

WIPs

ANN

spindles – Nunoco batt – I did a little bit of spinning this week

♦FoReal!?!?!

Ann – Um…well, yes.  Dropped a stitch in my Hana Hou…fixed it though.  Pics on instagram

and fiddled with the pickup for the cuff of my Hana Hou – needed remedial help from the teacher…still working on getting it right.

Janis- Stitch Surfers cuff is too tight

♦ Cross Stitch Projects

JANIS – CHRISTMAS ON GINGERBREAD LANE BY THE FROSTED PUMPKIN STITCHERY

♦ We buy/win stuff

Ann

  • I got a pattern from Emily of Fibretown podcast – gorgeous shawl Shield Maiden by Emily!!
  • I also bought the Craftsy class by Amy Herzog  Knit to Flatter and am excited where this can take me in my garment knitting.
  • My preorder Lollipop yarn came in – Downton Abbey Colorway — GORGEOUS ball of squishy!

Janis

♦ Up and Coming

Knit in public week June 14-22. We will meet in person at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery on June 14th from 1pm- until. There are free brewery tours at 2, 3, and 4pm. If it’s nice we will be in the Beirgarten or on the patio. It’s it too warm or raining we will be inside the Brauhaus.  Olde Mecklenburg is located at 215 Southside Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217. For the virtual meetup simply take a picture of you and your knitting out in the wild and post it to instagram or twitter using #CFGKIP and #CarolinaFiberGirls. We have prizes for both the live meetup and the virtual one. So enter as many times as you would like.

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A big thank you to our prize contributors: Charlotte Yarn, Michiele Elliot, Cristi Brockaway/Turtlegirl76, The Copper Corgi and the Carolina Fiber Girls 😉

♦ FREE STUFF

Camp Aloha Friends– Email us your “essay” — It does not have to be a long one, we just want you to go to Mel’s site and look at all Camp Aloha Friends has to offer.  If you are up for it, then email us your thoughts on the camp and why you would like to “go.”  We will announce the scholarship winner when we record June 11th.

♦  Where to find us

You can email us at CarolinaFiberGirls@gmail.com

You can find us on Instagram, Twitter and Ravelry as

Janis — JanisFicker

Ann — EAnnRN

use #CarolinaFiberGirls to show us what you are working on.

We also have a Ravelry group and a website- come join us!

Janis’ Arbonne Site

Ann’s Etsy Site