Episode 22! Third Time’s the Charm

Show Notes Episode 22!

Third Time’s the Charm

♦ Girl Talk

Janis- Brian continues to prepare for his 100 mils MS Bike Ride. If you are inclined to make a donation you can do so here. We’ve enjoyed lots of football.

Ann – I had a birthday, and fun along with that! Got an awesome project bag and badge holder from friends and ordered 2 Akerworks bobbins for my miniSpinner. I never did mention the great bag from Owl for U at the end

♦ Stitch by Stitch

WIPs

Janis – Vanilla Latte by Virginia Rose-Jeanes

Ann – Sun and Sea Tomahawk Hapa by MelSkiKnits

  • Yarn: Infinite Twist Helix
  • Colors:  Clear waters and Sunflower
  • Needles: Wooden
  • Size: US 7

Janis – Lush Cardigan by Tincan Knits – Who knew, monogamy gets things closer to done!

  • Yarn:  Copper Corgi DK – dyed with Sarah earlier in the summer in an orchid color
  • Needles: Knitter’s Pride interchangeable
  • Size: US 8 and 5

♦ FREE STUFF

Copper Corgi/Sarah wants us to name the new color way! The winner gets 5 skeins of sport weight yarn in the awesome color. She will pick a winner on October 1st.  Go to the Ravelry thread on our board and leave a comment for what you think it should be named.

♦ Stitch by Stitch

WIPs

Ann – Goodale by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Janis – Super Bowl or Bust – Panthers socks

Cuff down, used the TilyBuddy’s Very Stretch Cast On, doing a heel flap and the under the foot double gusset and have Brian try them on as they are knit to ensure the perfect fit. I’m using the recipe laid out in the Calvin and Ripple Socks, by Cristi Payne.  HO!

Janis – Ven mittens by Maria Yarley

FOs

Ann – Chevron Mittens by Maria Yarley

Frogged an intarsia bag pattern (Shift Tote by Knit Picks) and scavenged the color shifting yarn for these mittens.

Done!!!  I even found the color repeat and was able to match them!! WooHoo!  Love them!!

♦ Round and Round

WIP’s

Ann – Still working on the Wish You Were Here braid of polwarth/silk from Portfiber that Janis gave me.   Spinning this on my Fantasia wheel

♦ We buy/Win stuff

Janis – Ordered a sweater quantity from Knit Picks, Ann gave me a worsted sweater quantity, and I also mentioned a Quince jacket.

Ann – Got some birthday presents – Project bag and stitch marker from Owl For U on etsy

♦ Wearing our Handknits

Ann- Lots of socks, Weekend wrap, Suntea, and Onesleeved

Janis – Honeycowl, hitchiker, Trillion and some panthers socks.

♦ FREE STUFF

♦ Show Sponsor/Review

Elegant Economy Knits

50% off all patterns on Ravelry using the code CFG2014

She is giving away a print and digital copy of Geo Mitt Rix and Little Comforts. To win go over to the Ravelry board and tell us what item is a must add to your fall wardrobe. Knitting related or not.

♦ Up and Coming

Pre frolic meet up- Sunday October 12th at 1pm we will meet at Natty Greens in Greensboro. Gate City Yarns is just down the street. Join us for drink, shopping, knitting and laughs. You don’t need to be going to the frolic to join us.

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (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 will be helping Sarah set up on Thursday and be there all weekend!  If you see us, say Hi!   (saffsite.org)

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 jan@carolinafiberfrolic.com (from the website)

SOCKtober – All socks all month! We are both knitting something pink, and KirbyWirby.

♦  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

**for pictures of our projects, please check out our Instagram feeds (both are in the left side bar) and our Ravelry pages.**

Episode 21! – Football HOs

Show Notes Episode 21!

Football HO’s

♦ Girl Talk

Ann – Getting things accomplished at work – feeling better about all of that.

Janis- It’s all about football baby! And Brian’s preparations for his 100 miles MS Bike Ride in a few weeks. If you are inclined to make a donation you can do so here.

♦ Round and Round

WIP’s

Ann – Still working on the Wish You Were Here braid of polwarth/silk from Portfiber that Janis gave me.   Spinning this on my Fantasia wheel

♦ Stitch by Stitch

WIPs

Janis – Lush Cardigan by Tincan Knits

  • Yarn:  Copper Corgi DK – dyed with Sarah earlier in the summer in an orchid color
  • Needles: Knitter’s Pride interchangeable
  • Size: US 8 and 5

♦ FREE STUFF

Copper Corgi/Sarah wants us to name the new color way! The winner gets 5 skeins of sport weight yarn in the awesome color. She will pick a winner on October 1st.  Go to the Ravelry thread on our board and leave a comment for what you think it should be named.

♦ Stitch by Stitch

WIPs

Ann – Goodale by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Janis – Ven mittens by Maria Yarley

I finished the first mitten and I’ve started the cuff of the second one. HO!

Ann – Chevron Mittens by Maria Yarley

Frogged an intarsia bag pattern (Shift Tote by Knit Picks) and scavenged the color shifting yarn for these mittens.

Janis – Panthers socks

Cuff down, used the TilyBuddy’s Very Stretch Cast On, doing a heel flap and the under the foot double gusset and have Brian try them on as they are knit to ensure the perfect fit. I’m using the recipe laid out in the Calvin and Ripple Socks, by Cristi Payne.  HO!

FOs

Ann – Hexipuff out of the String Theory UNCC sock colorway Janis gave me and I attached about 20 to my growing “blanket”

♦ FoReal!?!?!

Ann – Too brain dead to work a chart without sticky notes apparently.  I love colorwork, but I have had to rip back 6 times on this first mitten in the first few rows of the colorwork part…sigh.  I have now recruited sticky notes from my daughter and am coming right along.

Janis – well behaved knitting this week.

♦ FREE STUFF

♦ Show Sponsor/Review

Elegant Economy Knits

50% off all patterns on Ravelry using the code CFG2014

She is giving away a print and digital copy of Geo Mitt Rix and Little Comforts. To win go over to the Ravelry board and tell us what item is a must add to your fall wardrobe. Knitting related or not.

♦ Cross Stitch Projects

WIP’s

Janis – Mysterious Halloween Town by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery-no love this week

Ann – Mysterious Halloween Town by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery– still hasn’t started

♦ We buy/Win stuff

Ann – Did some shopping that hasn’t arrived! Goodies that I can’t wait to get and share!! *wink wink*

Janis – I haven’t gotten anything but I’m drooling over the new Brooklyn Tweed Fall 14 catalog. Must knit sweaters!

♦ Up and Coming

SOCKTOBER

Pre frolic meet up- Sunday October 12th at 1pm we will meet at Natty Greens in Greensboro. Gate City Yarns is just down the street. Join us for drink, shopping, knitting and laughs. You don’t need to be going to the frolic to join us.

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (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 will be helping Sarah set up on Thursday and be there all weekend!  If you see us, say Hi!   (saffsite.org)

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 jan@carolinafiberfrolic.com (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.

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

Janis’ Arbonne Site

Ann’s Etsy Site

**for pictures of our projects, please check out our Instagram feeds (both are in the left side bar) and our Ravelry pages.**

Episode 20! Freaky Friday!

Show Notes Episode 20!

Freaky Friday

♦ Girl Talk

Ann –  Still getting my feet under me at school.  Getting there.  Volleyball games and band practices.

Janis- I’m busy selling holiday products. We spent several hours shopping for shoes as Brian prepares for his 100 mils MS Bike Ride in a few weeks. If you are inclined to make a donation you can do so here.

♦ Stitch by Stitch

WIPs

Janis – Lush Cardigan by Tincan Knits

  • Yarn:  Copper Corgi DK – dyed with Sarah earlier in the summer in an orchid color
  • Needles: Knitter’s Pride interchangeable
  • Size: US 8 and 5

I’m past the waist decreases on the body part of the sweater.

♦ FREE STUFF

Copper Corgi/Sarah wants us to name the new color way! The winner gets 5 skeins of sport weight yarn in the awesome color. She will pick a winner on October 1st.  Go to the Ravelry thread on our board and leave a comment for what you think it should be named.

♦ Stitch by Stitch

WIPs

Ann – Goodale by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Janis – Vanilla Latte by Virginia Rose-Jeanes

These are toe up and will have a true afterthought heel.

Janis – Panthers socks

Cuff down, used the TilyBuddy’s Very Stretch Cast On, doing a heel flap and the under the foot double gusset and have Brian try them on as they are knit to ensure the perfect fit. I’m using the recipe laid out in the Calvin and Ripple Socks, by Cristi Payne.

Janis – Ven mittens by Maria Yarley

Wanted them to be a FO and may have neglected to do anything else in order to try to get them done and ignored some other things that probably should have gotten some attention. But that’s OK.

FOs

Ann – Design socks – “Fletcher’s Falling Leaves”  This pattern will be part of an exclusive – limited edition kit available at SAFF this year – Cables and twisted stitches adorn the leg and flow into a gusset on the top of the foot.

Ann- Handspun Newborn Vertebrae

  • Yarn:  Handspun- SW merino dyed by me!
  • Needles: Knit Picks Fixed circulars
  • Size: US 3 and 2

The handspun that I had finished last week got washed, whacked and measured – I got 330 yards of a sport yarn.  I have several friends who are having babies soon, one of them for sure a girl, and I wanted to knit this pattern, so it was born!  😉  Fun, quick knit!  Started on Saturday and finished on Sunday.  Soft and adorable!  More will be knit from this yarn to make a whole baby ensemble.

Check out the Fat Squirrel Speaks Knit along

♦ Round and Round

WIP’s

Ann – Still working on the Wish You Were Here braid of polwarth/silk from Portfiber that Janis gave me.  Had a spinning marathon while catching up on Project runway.  Spinning this on my Fantasia wheel

♦ FoReal!?!?!

Ann – Knitting was well behaved this week

Janis – Sleeves go on the sides of your sweater? What???

♦ FREE STUFF

♦ Zuzu’s Kal

Thanks for great participation!  And our winner is. . . StraightFork –  Cathy from Ohio!  Congrats!  Contact us at carolinafibergirls@gmail.com or PM Ann on Ravelry with your address and we will get it right out to you!!

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!

♦ Show Sponsor/Review

That Purple Girl Giveaway –  Thank you to last month’s show sponsor – bakergirlJen. She donated a bag to give away to one of you!  And the winner is . . . KnittingKathy, Kathy from Minnesota!  Congrats!  Contact Ann on ravelry or email us at carolinafibergirls@gmail.com your address and we will Jen in touch with you to send you your cute bag! Congrats!!

Don’t forget her shop coupon code that gives you 10% off your order of $15.00 or more runs through the end of September!!  TPGCFG10

Elegant Economy Knits

50% off all patterns on Ravelry using the code CFG2014

She is giving away a print and digital copy of Geo-Mitt-Rix and Little Comforts. To win go over to the Ravelry board and tell us:

What item is a must add to your fall wardrobe? Knitting related or not.

♦ Cross Stitch Projects

WIP’s

Janis – Mysterious Halloween Town by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery– Clue 3 is SOOO cute! I’ve gotten a good start on it.

Ann – Mysterious Halloween Town by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery– Hasn’t started clue 3 just yet.

♦ We buy/Win stuff

Ann – Did NO shopping this week.

Janis – I did get the Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine in the Grasshopper colorway. To start the mitts for julie.

♦ Up and Coming

Pre frolic meet up- Sunday October 12th at 1pm we will meet at Natty Greens in Greensboro. Gate City Yarns is just down the street. Join us for drink, shopping, knitting and laughs. You don’t need to be going to the frolic to join us.

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (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 will be helping Sarah set up on Thursday and be there all weekend!  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 jan@carolinafiberfrolic.com (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.

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

Janis’ Arbonne Site

Ann’s Etsy Site

**for pictures of our projects, please check out our Instagram feeds (both are in the left side bar) and our Ravelry pages.**

 

Episode 19! 900 is a lot

Show Notes Episode 19!

900 is a lot

♦ Girl Talk

Ann – Is getting used to her new school! 900 kids is a lot!

Janis- has been doing some work for Maria of Elegant Economy Knits helping her get patterns ready for release this fall.

♦ Round and Round

WIP’s

Ann – started on her Wish You Were Here braid of polwarth/silk from Portfiber.

FO’s

Ann – finish the fiber I dyed with Sarah on my Kromski Fantasia — first project on her since I got my miniSpinner.

♦ Stitch by Stitch

WIPs

Janis – Vanilla Latte by Virginia Rose-Jeanes

I’m thinking about useing the under the foot gusset from Cristi (turlegirl76). But I’ve made no decisions.

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!!

Janis – Lush Cardigan by Tincan Knits

  • Yarn:  Copper Corgi DK – dyed with Sarah earlier in the summer in an orchid color
  • Needles: Knitter’s Pride interchangeable
  • Size: US 8 and 5

The yoke is very close to being done.

Janis – Brickless By Martina Behme

  • Yarn:  Ann’s handspun from the fiber I dyed
  • Needles: Knitter’s Pride interchangeable
  • Size: US 5

I haven’t worked on this a whole lot.

Janis – Pashmina Shawlette

There has not been enough work on this week to even talk about it.

FO’s

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

LOVE this yarn!!

Janis – Toe up socks

These monsters are finally done and Brian LOVES them!

Ann – Sun Tea By Laura Aylor

DONE!!  Gotta block and weave in the ends…

♦ FoReal!?!?!

Ann – Almost ran out of knitting while away for the weekend!

Janis – Perfect this week.

♦ 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!

♦ Cross Stitch Projects

WIP’s

Janis – Mysterious Halloween Town by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery– Clue 3 is SOOO cute! I’ve gotten a good start on it.

Ann – Mysterious Halloween Town by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery– Hasn’t started clue 3 just yet.

♦ We buy/Win stuff

Ann -Teal and Green – Port Fiber polwarth/silk and a green/teal firestar dimebag

Janis – is back on her yarn diet until SAFF

 

♦ 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 jan@carolinafiberfrolic.com (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.

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

Janis’ Arbonne Site

Ann’s Etsy Site

**for pictures of our projects, please check out our Instagram feeds (both are in the left side bar) and our Ravelry pages.**