Show Notes Episode 18!
♦ Girl Talk
Ann – School started…the rest is a blur!
Janis- Maine was awesome. In Boston we did a Duck Tour. We went whale watching in Boothbay Harbor. We biked thru Acadia and went sailing in Bar Harbor. I saw a Jellyfish yarn bomb in Freeport and Brian ran across the Mass Ave Bridge to find it yarn bombed. To check out all the pictures from our trip click here.
♦ 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
I got lots off ooh’s and ahh’s over this while knitting in the wild.
Ann – Vanilla Lollipop sock!!
- Yarn: Lollipop yarn
- Color: Flash Mob (black with rainbow stripes)-this is the yarn I traded with Sarah and I LOVE IT!!!
- Needles: Karbonz DPNs
- Size: US 1
I am doing these toe up and have finished the foot and did the OMG heel on the first sock. I used some random black sock yarn for the heel so I wouldn’t change the stripes on the front. Happy with that. LOVE this yarn!!
Janis – Mystick Sprial socks by Josh Ryks
I’m was almost done with sock 1 and just wasn’t happy with it. So I frogged them! Bu Bye!
- Yarn – Copper Corgi SW Merino fingering weight yarn that we dyed with Sarah
- Needles: Knit Picks Interchangeables
- Size: US 4
I am very close to the end. I have about a half inch before I do the short rows and then the hem-line and done.
Janis – Pashmina Shawlette
- Yarn: Space Cadet Creations
- Color: May mini skein ombre Blue-Yellow
- Needles: Knitters Pride Dreamz interchangeable
- Size: US 6
A really easy pattern to memorize, Perfect for airplane and car knitting. I didn’t work on this a whole lot, but my bakergirljen bag is a travel expert now.
Ann- A new sock design, Full of cables and twisted stitches using Copper Cogri sock yarn. Look for this to be a special kit at SAFF this fall 🙂 Almost done knitting sock 2 and the charts are charted!!
♦ 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
♦ 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! ** 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!
♦ Stitch by Stitch
Ann – I did one hexipuff out of my leftover ZZP copper corgi yarn – Dark green
Janis- Cosset Hat
- Yarn: Space Cadet Creations
- Color: May mini skein Orange and Pink
- Needles: Cho Gou 9” Circ
- Size: US 2
Ready for the baby shower on Wednesday
♦ Round and Round
Ann – started spinning the fiber I dyed with Sarah on my Kromski Fantasia — first project on her since I got my miniSpinner.
♦ 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– I finished clue 2! Clue 3 comes out Aug 21st.
Janis- with LOTS of help from Ann I’ve gotten the loom warped with my Unwind Yarn Company Big Bloody Scott. I’ve only gotten to work on this for a little bit before leaving for Maine. I can’t wait to get back to it.
Ann – Just the decrease in my knitting time/mojo
Janis – heels on my mystick sock
♦ We buy/Win stuff
Ann – Fat Squirrel bag – large wedge in the SSK colorway
Also, just a note – my daughter has opened her etsy shop that has buttons, shawl sticks, and spindle bowls. More items will be added. Thanks to those who have checked her out and even bought stuff. She has been very excited about it!! KCsTopHatProductions
- Knit Wit
- Port Fiber
- The Bull’n Pinch
- August Mini Skeins Club From SpaceCadet Creations
- Bag from mamaholmesnc destash- I picked up an Ocean Patch Creations project bag.
♦ Up and Coming
SAFF – Fletcher, NC – October 24-26 We will be there! Ann will be selling spindles and spindle bowls 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)
♦ 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.
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