Sunday, November 2, 2014

Episode 5: A Loose Woman


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Announcements
Twisted Stitches is on Instagram and Facebook! These accounts will mostly be used for official blog announcements. We try not to double up on posts so if you follow us on these accounts and our personal accounts, you will be getting different content from each.

Chit Chat
Kimberly discusses her trip to Toronto. After seeing the film What If, she really wanted to visit The Purple Purl. However, she was not able to get there but did find the Americo Original yarn store. They had many beautiful yarns and you can order online as well.

WIP It
Kimberly
Double Deco Shawl by Leah Coccari-Swift in Lady Dye Yarns Superwash Merino and Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted as part of the Double Deco KAL hosted by Ewe Ewe Yarns. And we were wrong, the Double Deco KAL actually ends November 11.

Both Thuy and Kimberly won prizes in the Double Deco KAL! Woohoo! Kimberly won two patterns - the Volcano Cowl and the Melt Slouch Hat, both by Leah Coccari-Swift. Thuy won 3 skeins of Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted in Pistachio to make the Cloudy With a Chance of Weather Scarf.

Thuy
Double Deco Shawl by Leah Coccari-Swift in Ewe Ewe Ewe So Sporty as part of the Double Deco KAL hosted by Ewe Ewe Yarns.
Saroyan by Liz Abinante in Malabrigo Worsted Polygala
Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure (free) in Knit Picks Hawthorne in Montavilla, US 1 (2.50mm) for ribbing

FO Sho
No FOs for Kimberly this week

Thuy

The BOO! Crew by Susan Claudino in Knit Picks Sock Landscape in Spring Prairie (Don of the Dead variation) for her Nov swap partner

Queued
Kimberly
Traveling Cable Hat by Purl Soho (free)

Baby Blanket using and eyelet stitch pattern from Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary by Wendy Bernard using Sweetgeorgia Yarn Superwash Sport in Wetcoast Winter
Casting on 152 plus 4 stitches on each side for the edges

Thuy
Tortuga Twist by Christi Payne (turtelgirl76). You can also get her Double Gusset Heel pattern for free. I learned about the pattern from the Carolina Fiber Girls Socktober special episode.

15 hats for 15 - Joining the challenge created by Stash and Burn as discussed in Episode 142: Sonic Circus, using hashtag #15for15.

Events
WEFF
Our yearly fund-raiser is held on the first Sunday of November in the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. In addition to the over 30 fiber-related vendors, there is a fashion show, door prizes, demos, exhibits and sales of guild members’ work.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
Free Parking, Admission $10 (Cash only) includes 10 door prize tickets*

Unwind Holiday Party
http://unwindyarn.com/classes/unwind-holiday-extravaganza
UNWIND HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
Saturday, November 15, 2014
11:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Sew What



Thuy made a large project bag using the Hold Everything pattern from the Quilt-It website.

Thuy also made yarn sleeves from various stretchy fabric blends, modeled after sleeves from The Lemonade Shop. And it looks like The Lemonade Shop is making yarn sleeves for sale now.

Retail Therapy




Thuy
Knit Picks Hawthorne fingering sock yarn in Montavilla
Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Vol 2 & Vol 3 by Hunter Hammersen
Spinner’s Book of Fleece by Beth Smith
Nomadic Yarns Trusty Sock in The Slutty Pumpkin

Reading & Watching
Reading
My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins - Collections of short stories for Christmas time. Fave stories are those by Stephanie Perkins and Rainbow Rowell.
Faery Tales and Nighmares by Melissa Marr - Collections of short stories in the Wicked Lovely world
Horns by Joe Hill
Pride of Bagdhad by Brian K Vaughan and Nico Henrichon

Watching
The Mindy Project Season 1

Happy knitting!

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