Sunday, November 16, 2014

Episode 6: Ladies of Leisure


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WIP It
Kimberly
Double Deco Shawl by Leah Coccari-Swift in Lady Dye Yarns Superwash Merino and Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted

Thuy
Double Deco Shawl by Leah Coccari-Swift in Ewe Ewe Ewe So Sporty
Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure (free) in Knit Picks Hawthorne in Montavilla
Knitted Patchwork Recipe blanket from Martine Ellis using various fingering weight scraps

FO Sho
Kimberly had no FOs this week.

Thuy




handspun hat made from Sunshine Yarns SW Merino Roving in Wildflowers
made up pattern - CO 48 stitches, 2x2 ribbing, then stockinette, added a pom pom

Queued
Thuy
The Indie Gift A-Long has begun! Check out the group page for details on what designers are participating. Stock up and save 25% on participating patterns.
Yowza Weigh It Shawl by Susan B Anderson

Retail Therapy
Kimberly bought a bunch of new fabric from Joanns! This is for a decorative pillow class she is taking at Sew LA.



Thuy
2 skeins Bijou Basin Ranch Himalayan Trail yak/merino in Ruby (Outlander colorway)
2 skeins of Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso fingering yarn in Franken-Zombody and If They Kill Rick


Review
We review 3 Skeins Or Less by Tanis Gray

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

Purlescence Yarns Pajama Jammy Jam
Friday November 28, 2014
6am - closing

We had a knitting party a couple of weeks ago and recorded a little bit of audio from it. We interviews some of our friends and here's what they were working on.
Peggy (pingdot) is working on the Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker out of Inner Yarn Zen SW fingering yarn in Enchanted
Alethea (frootjoos) is working on the Wandren Scarf by Carina Spencer out of Bernat yarn
Aly is working on a crochet blanket with a shell stitch pattern out of Caron Simply Soft for her father

Spin Right Round
Thuy
2 oz 100% Polworth from Blarney Yarn in Aquamarine

Sew What
Kimberly made project bags using the Very Shannon Tutorial for the Bonnie Drawstring Project Bag tutorial. Bird fabric is “June Song” by The Alexander Henry Fabric Collection 2010.

Reading
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James
The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
**Sorry - Thuy had the wrong title to the Nalini Singh book she read. It's Archangel’s Shadows, not Archangel's Storm, by Nalini Singh
As You Wish by Cary Elwes - audiobook (borrowed from Kimberly)

Watching
Big Hero 6
Interstellar (both Thuy and Kimberly saw this film)
Dumb and Dumber To
Kimberly expresses her sadness that Selfie has been cancelled.

Ice cream!

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!