Friday, May 11, 2012

Episode 32: Cinco de Sheepo

Off the Needles
Finished my project for the Downton Abbey Swap…but still not telling the pattern. It’s a shawlette, with leaves and short rows. Brownie points to whoever figures it out! Knit out of Road to China in Blue Tourmaline.

On the Needles
Slogging along with the Summer Flies, but going to pick up the Botanical Garden Shawl as a very belated Mother’s Day gift.

Spin Right Round
I bought a new spindle – a Purpleheart Midi from Bosworth. LOVE. Thanks to a mini-spinning lesson from Sheila Bosworth, and a purchase of Romney fiber in the colorway Ritual from Into the Whirled I am getting better at drop spindling and getting major spinning mojo, hence the lack of knitting.

Review
Holla Knits – see this post for more detail.

Maryland Sheep and Wool Roundup
Yoda the GPS failed on so many accounts, it took him and 3 iPhones going down to Maryland and him plus 4 iPhones coming home. See here for the pictures, and my non-yarn haul (fiber does NOT count as yarn!).

Events
Ravelympics! Ravelympics! Check out the main group with all the info here, and join me and all the other podcasters and listeners in the be-all podcaster team, Team Sasquatch.
Long Island Fleece and Fiber is next weekend, May 19 and 20. I will be there (Dad in tow!) to see the “provata” (sheep) on May 20.
WWKIP Day is June 16 and at the Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn courtesy of the Brooklyn Fiber Arts Guild, and they are hosting the Stitch and Pitch between the Brooklyn Cyclones and Staten Island Yankees July 20.

Announcements
Downton Abbey Swap update – going to double check who got their packages and update the spreadsheet this weekend.
QAL winners have been chosen by the all knowing RNG! Details here.
Go support EntangledMagazine’s Indiegogo campain!

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