Show Notes Episode 16!
No Knitting Police
♦ Girl Talk
Janis- Our yearly Area Manager retreat was this weekend. Spending time with the leaders in my business and our sidelines is so motivating!
Ann- Helped daughter with her ceramics stuff (buttons, shawl pins and spindle bowls so far) and getting things ready for her etsy shop – will keep yall posted on that!! Also, went to my friend’s baby’s second birthday party where I wore my finished, and blocked ZZP!
Thank you’s – thanks to all the listeners and thanks to everyone who has contacted us!
♦ Show Sponsor/Review
♦ FREE STUFF
This is new for us, but to help out with the costs of hosting a podcast, etc, we have started a podcast sponsor program.
Our first official sponsor is Jennifer/bakergirljenn of That Purple Girl on Etsy. She has GREAT project bags in her shop!! She is offering up a project bag for one of our listeners. Follow the instructions in the episode and comment in the “That Purple Girl” thread on Ravelry. One comment per person and you must be a member of the group to be eligible to win. There will be a picture of the adorable bag she is offering up in the prize thread.
She sent Janis and Ann adorable drawstring bags to review and use. Ann’s is green with owls all over it, and Janis’ is Orange with owls all over it! They coordinated with our yarn choices for the ZZP KAL, so we have been using them for this project. They are great bags, very well made. The drawstring is twill tape and very sturdy. Smooth pull action. They are fully lined. Perfect size for a one skein project, like a cowl or socks!
She also has wedge bags in the shop, so definitely go check her out!! She is generously offering a coupon code to our listeners of 10% their order when they spend $15 or more in her shop. You will also receive another coupon with your order! This coupon goes through the end of September. Be sure to listen for the code!!! CFGTPG10- Make sure you put this in the thread info
♦ Stitch by Stitch
JANIS- BRICKLESS BY MARTINA BEHME
- Yarn: Ann’s handspun from the fiber I dyed
- Needles: Knitter’s Pride interchangeable
- Size: US 5
The knitting police are coming to get me, I’m not longer following the pattern!
ANN – WEEKEND WRAP BY Julie Weisenberger
- Yarn: Handspun – ancient stash – From Fat Cat Knits – was a door prize from the first CFF
- Needles: Knitter’s Pride Interchangeables
- Size: US 17!!
This is knit at a very loose gauge – 2 st/inch The yarn is a fingering to sport weight yarn. It is a flowy vest. It is going very quickly!! Yay for using handspun!!!
JANIS – TOE UP SOCKS
- Yarn: String Theory
- Color: Habitable Zone
- Needles: 9” Circs
- Size US 1
- Fish Lips Kiss heel – 1st time
I’ve finished the tube sock part both socks. I have no had the courage to start the heels yet.
ANN – SUN TEA BY LAURA AYLOR
- Yarn – Copper Corgi SW Merino fingering weight yarn that we dyed with Sarah
- Needles: Knit Picks Interchangeables
- Size: US 4
I have knit about 3 more inches and need to try it on with the 60” cable
I am also using a Vintage Rose stitch marker and am participating in the #SuburbanKirbyRose KAL
JANIS – ZUZU’S PETALS BY CARINA SPENCER
- Yarn: Copper Corgi
- Color – Saffron Tiger Lilly
- Needles: Knitters Pride Dreamz interchangeable
- Size 6 US
I’m working my way thru this and trying to get it done!
ANN – Super Secret Sample Project
I am knitting a sample for a designer (Mel) using some yarn (Infinite Twist Helix) and needles!! Hahaha – how’s that for vague!! Once the pattern is released, I will tell you all, ALL about it!! I am loving the yarn I am using, and the pattern is very pretty.
Ann – not until the end of the recording…hahahaha dropped stitch on my Weekend Wrap
Janis- ZZP chart
♦ Cross Stitch Projects
Janis – Mysterious Halloween Town by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery– last stages of clue 2!
Ann – Mysterious Halloween Town by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery– Has been consumed with secret knitting project, so no work on cross stitch this week.
♦ Round and Round
TOUR DE FLEECE Update!!!
It is finished!!
My goal this tour was to really concentrate on Spindle Spinning.
I finished spinning up my Nunoco batts on my Dazzling Dragonfly supported spindles!!!! So glad they got done. It is a set of two batts in the Hummingbird colorway. I have not plied them yet, but will soon!
I also have a coupon code for my etsy shop, Dazzling Dragonfly, in honor of the tour – Use the coupon code from the episode to get 10% off any item in the shop that will run through the end of July.
WINNER!! – The winner of the #CFGTDF14 giveaway braid from Sarah of the Copper Corgi is…Susan Sitze!!!
Sarah of The Copper Corgi, is also a spinner and she has, once again, donated a GREAT prize for our listeners. A gorgeous polwarth/silk braid of orange-y goodness. THANK YOU SARAH!!!! To enter tag your spinning on IG with the hashtag #cfgtdf14 There is also a thread on Ravelry to post your goals and show your progress.
Ann — I made 2 hexipuffs this week!! Both from yarns Janis gave me — Kroy Blue stripe rag, and Space Cadet creation mini skein from March-a reddish rust color.
Janis- I finished another of the Cosset baby hats. I again used one of the Mini Skeins from SpaceCadet Creations. This was the purple/yellow one from the July bundle.
♦ We buy/Win stuff
Retail therapy makes everything all better!
- Weekend Wrap pattern
- Manic Pixie Dream Yarn – Cloudy with a Chance of Rainbows (What Science Hath Wrought)
- Three Irish Girls fingering weight yarn – Congdon Merino Silk 80% SW Merino, 20% Silk Colorway: Cair Paravel 3.5oz/410yds – 2 skeins from Mel’s instagram destash!
- Knit Picks order – 4 skeins of Felici (jingle and cheer) Make Believe stroll hand paint and some cables for interchangeables.
- July Mini Skein club
- Knit Picks order, Felici – Jingle and Cheer,Stroll brights-snapdragon and Stroll hand paint – Cartoons
- A button and Shawl pin Ann’s Daughter, Kaitlyn. She will have an etsy shop soon! Will post a link when she opens it!! 🙂
♦ Up and Coming
SAFF – Fletcher, NC – October 24-26 We will be there! Ann will be selling spindles in the Copper Corgi booth with Sarah and will be there Sat and Sun all day. Janis is still working out the details of when she will be there. If you see us, say Hi! If we are going to do an official meet-up, we will let you know!!
Carolina Fiber Frolic – November 7-9 in Sapphire, NC – We will be there!! Registration is going on now! To be added to the mailing list for registration information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (from the website)
♦ Zuzu’s Kal
Zuzus Petal KAL is going strong!!!! The KAL will finish up August 31st. Still plenty of time to jump on our wagon of FUN!! The Copper Corgi has prepared 12 awesome colorways for you to pick from. Hop over to her shop and order yours. Chat with us as you knit in the chatter thread and post your Finished Object in the FO thread! **I know several people have finished, but we only have one person, K-Rae, that has posted in the FO thread!! DON’T FORGET TO POST IN THE THREAD OR YOURS WILL NOT COUNT!!**
Tag your project with the #CFGzzp and #CarolinaFiberGirls
We have a giveaway from Charlotte Yarn For the Zuzu’s Petals KAL – Green Dragon Socks – 100% SW Merino Wool 490 yds/100 gms – Fingering weight – colorway: Silver Blue There is a picture at the top of the FO thread!
♦ 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.
**for pictures of our projects, please check out our Instagram feeds (both are in the left side bar) and our Ravelry pages.**