Episode 59 – We have Friends, Knitches and FOs

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Episode 59 – We have friends, Knitches and FOs!

We are at the lake with some friends who are joining us! Jan B Smiley and Sarah – Copper Corgi! Click here to read more about our adventures and our new informal KAL!

Dark and Stormy KAL – informal

Jan – Dark and Stormy by Thea Colman

  • Yarn: Copper Corgi Jones Street Worsted
  • Color: Goldenrod – which might be going away so if you want it, get it now!
  • Needles: Signatures
  • Needle size: US 6
  • Notes – started with a different yarn (tweedy) and it would have worked but when she saw how Sarah’s Jones Street made the cables pop, she had to start over.

Sarah – Dark and Stormy by Thea Colman

  • Yarn: Copper Corgi Jones Street Worsted
  • Color: Florence – a new color that is like burnt honey/buttered pecan
  • Needles: Karbonz
  • Needle size: US 5
  • Notes – learned cableing without a cable needle!

Ann – Dark and Stormy by Thea Colman

  • Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes
  • Color: Sapphire Heather
  • Needles: Karbonz Interchangeables
  • Needle Size: US 7
  • Notes -swatched and got gauge. Cast on sweater!!

Janis – Dark and Stormy by Thea Colman

Round and round – TOUR DE FLEECE 2015 IS HERE!!

  • I am spinning my Targhee in the CFF colorway on Fannie Mae – my Kromski Fantasia
  • Progress: Finished spinning the singles for the 3rd skein and plied it — 851 yards!!
  • Started my Loop batt (Abracadabra colorway) in FL on Beth (the Hansen) and have it with me!
  • Hashtag – #cfgtdf15

Jan is spinning some targhee in a different Copper Corgi color on her hansen

Sarah got a Hansen! Plied rivers edge fiber arts braid. Aker works bobbins

FOs

Janis – #lovewins socks

  • Yarn: Lollipop yarn beefcake
  • Color: Candy Crush
  • Needles: 9″ circ
  • Needle size: US 1

Ann – Color Run to Florida socks – Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder

Ann – Therapy Shawl by Laura Aylor

  • Yarn: Tosh Merino Light and Infinite Twist
  • Colors: Cousteau, Seawash, and Point in Soft Plum
  • Needles: Karbonz interchangeables
  • Needle Size: US4

Ann – Mermaid for NieceCamila, amigurumi mermaid pattern by Camila Larsen

  • CROCHET!!
  • Yarn – Various leftovers – Knit Picks comfy worsted, crayon…
  • Colors: Beige, purple, yellow
  • Hook: F
  • Keeping up with my Christmas in advance crafting!!

Ann – Bifrost by Cate Carter-Evans

  • Yarn: Helix
  • Color: 3 treasure cakes Nova, Terra, Dusk
  • Needles: Bamboo – included in the kit
  • Needle Size: US 5

Janis- Clayoquot by tincanknits *2015 goal*

WIPs

Janis – Atlantic Current Socks *2015 goal*

  • Yarn: socks that rock March shipment
  • Color: Gran’s Kitchen
  • Needles: Karbonz DPNs
  • Needle size: US1
  • Finished first sock and the leg of second sock

Ann – Whiz Bang socks

  • Yarn: Three Irish Girls
  • Color: octopus garden
  • Needles: Knit Picks fixed circulars
  • Needles size: US 1
  • Notes- bootylicious heel. Had to redo because I knit too long in the foot

Ann – rose city rollers #3

  • Yarn: destination yarns letter and knit picks stroll brights
  • Color: color run and pickle juice
  • Needles: Karbonz DPNs
  • Needle size: U.S. 1

Ann – Super Secret Test knit

  • Yarn: Copper Corgi Sport
  • Color: Peacock
  • Needles: Karbonz
  • Needle Sizes: US 4&6
  • Notes – FoReal?!??! Stitch count is off must rip back
  • I’m dying to know question by mcchase-Michelle – asks about test knitting and how that works

Waiting WIPs

Ann – I have a confession…blanket squares

Janis- Quicksilver by Melanie Berg *2015 goal*

Newly Acquired

Janis

Ann

Stash Dash Update:

5k = 5,000 meters or 5,468.066 yards 10K = 10,000 meters or 10,936.133 yards

Ann:

  1. Geek Socks – 275 yds – 251.46m
  2. Handbrake Cowl – 200yds – 182.88m
  3. Trillian – 375 yds – 342.9m
  4. Kildair Cowl – 360 yds – 329.184m
  5. handspun targhee #1- 721.67 yds – 659.9m
  6. Handspun cotton – 205.6 yds – 188m
  7. Bluebird of happiness – 25 yds – 22.86 m
  8. Blanket (975 grams) 4143.75 yds – 3789.045 m
  9. Handspun Targhee #2 – 891 yds – 814.73m
  10. Rose City Rollers – 216.2 yds – 197.4 m
  11. Begonia Shawl – 720 yds – 658.37m
  12. Emerald Sweater Tee – 910.5 yds – 832.56m
  13. Rose City Rollers #2 – 216 yds – 197.4m
  14. MIL socks – 264.6 yds – 241.95 m
  15. Handspun Targhee #3 – 851 yards – 781.15 m
  16. Therapy Shawl – 531 yards – 485.55 m
  17. Bifrost Scarf – 630 yards – 576.07 m
  18. Mermaid for a Niece – 184 yards – 168.25 m
  19. Color Run Socks – 285 yds – 260.60

Total: Meters: 10985.39 — Yards: 12007.05

I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Janis:

  1. School of Stash socks – 302
  2. Geek socks – 263
  3. Sock Mittens – 242
  4. Paulie – 1331
  5. Minion outfit – 131
  6. Minion hat – 76
  7. Pint cozy – 60
  8. Rose City Rollers – 157
  9. Brian’s sweater – 1167
  10. Cameo Shawl – 521
  11. #lovewins Socks – 322
  12. Clayoquot -1505

Total Meters: 6,077

I did it too!!!!!!!!!!

REVIEW:

Date Night Collection by Maria Yarley – Elegant Economy Knits

We have 2 whole collections to give away. Go to the thread and tell us which pattern in the collection is your favorite and tell us your best date story (funniest/worst/most awkward/etc).

Other stuff we chatted about

Plying the arts Athens GA

Dark and Stormy by Thea Colman KAL!!

PAL KAL Actually Knitting podcast

Around Your Neck KAL with Suburban stitcher

Summer of S for Fibre Town podcast

Infinite twist affiliate code CFG. Use for extra goodies anytime

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.**

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