28 June, 2009

Episode 34: Coggie Turns 40! Come Join the Fun!

Weigh in:

Started: socks Inspired socks the pattern from Susie's reading mitts inspired me
Finished: One sock in the Patons stretch
Still going: Lacy crocheted top, A-line tunic and Mara
Sewing: a needle rollNeedle case Needlecase Needle case from placemats
& Circular needle holder Circ Needle holder

Sewing: PJ Shorts
3656302539_80575ffcceCPH- Zipper is done!
3656306485_51ff949e78One Jack Sparrow’s Favorite Socks

Still going: Faux Russian Stole, second Jack Sparrow, Vivian

Fiber Exercise:

Spinning 4oz Merino/bamboo Lace weight.
Prepping: Clarissa Jacob fleece, Blended red Shetland and Miriam Jacob fleece
Tour de Fleece- Go Team Cranky Pants!!
Cookie’s blog

Coggie: A bit more on the BFL-
Ordered Top from Llady Llama Fiber Co. This is LadyDragonTears Etsy store
(Name is now corrected, sorry for my bad memory- Coggie)

Our exercise:

Bams: Looking good! 3 weeks in.
Coggie: Birthday weigh in- down 2 lbs

You just got schooled:

Ryeland: Similar to Suffolk – Downy- Outer ware
Scottish Black Face: Course, no crimp. Rug yarn

Look what I found:

Blanche's American Flag Afghan
grandmajean's Inspector Duck


Interview with Diane Lalomia of Bella Vita Farm and fiber
Finn and CVM
American livestock breed conservancy
National CVM Conservancy .com .org
Bella Vita Farm & Fiber Etsy
Yellow Creek Cottage

Ewes and their lambs
LambsLambs and momma100_6432
Open ewes
Looms Table top starter and a full size
Tabel Starter loom100_6434

On the menu for this month:
Summer of Socks- Zarzuela on Ravelry
SOS 2009 Only on Ravelry- Check out the SOS2009 group
Zarzuela’s Etsy and the Piscean socks

Gadget Corner:
Sewing machine- Husqvarna

22 June, 2009

Episode 33: Brought to You Complete With Birdcalls!

Weigh in:

Jack Sparrow Socks
Still going: Vivian Sweater, Faux Russian Stole

Lilac Lace100_6405 Crochet Partners on Yahoo
Still going: A-Line Tunic, Baby boy blanket
Frogged: Wrap me in Alpaca. Want to restart as Mara
Started: Light & Lacy Top

Fiber Exercise:

No Spinning
Bams: Washed up Jacob Fleece

Working our Butts off:

Bams: Working out is working out.
Coggie: Same weight

You just got schooled: More info on Bams Blog

Ramboulet: Greasy, Navajo Plied from the locks.
Romney: Nice long wool

Look what I found:

Tmkr North Roƫ Shawl
Sonomaknits Sirdar Design C Textured Cardi for Makena
EannRN designed Cut, Color & Clarity Awesome socks!


Knitting Machine
WWKIP Day Pics on Coggies Blog
Two different Russian Joins: Join one, Join two

On the menu for this month:

What is going on?
Michigan Fiber Festival- August 12-16

Gadget Corner:

Hair Clips for holding seems together

14 June, 2009

Episode 32: Ridiculously Huge Amounts of Fiber

Weigh in:

Started and finished Pink and lacy blanketbanket
Started: Baby boy blanket
Still going: A-Line Tunic, socks (I’ve lost that loving feeling), Wrap me in Alpaca, Blue baby blanket
Lost and Found: Tablecloth started in 2001100_6360

Finished: Chief’s Sweater in BFL
and Viking Socks
Still going: Russian Stole, Vivian Cardigan

Fiber Exercise:

Bams: Blueberry yogurt fiber, into sock yarn. Jacob from Sweetgrass Farms
Coggie: Spun some BFL

Our exercise:

Coggie: Lots of sitting these last two weeks
Bams: Was sick, cleaned house and now doing a new program (she is not telling us)

Working our Butts off:
Coggie: Down 3 the first week, up one this week, so 2 off
Lots of veggies

Fly Lady: its water month. House cleaning is happening in both homes.

You just got schooled: Next Week
Working on getting pages up on the Forum in Ravelry.

Look what I found:
DNAPrice’s Girls Booties
Theresmiling Brainless socks

Lac-a-long went great- you can still join in. Thinking of doing the Quant from knitty.com join Coggie or show us the Entralac you are working on.
Spring Knitty- loving a few of the patterns (not inside-out sock- it is outside-in socks)
Coggie rants

On the menu for this month:
WWKIP day –

Thank you to the Needlesmith of Grand Haven for door prizes

Festivals going on across the country:
Big Sky Fiber Arts Festival: June 12th weekend
Iowa Sheep and wool festival-June 12th
Knitter Connection: June 17th – 20th Columbus, Ohio

Shout Out: KIPing it Real

Gadget Corner:
Highlighter tape