Sunday, September 10, 2017

Prepping for the KW Knitters' Fair

Happy Weekend Knitters!  The Fibre Friends - myself, Old Oak Yarns and Evertotes - were Vendors at yesterdays KW Knitters' Fair for the very first time!

We arrived on Friday to start the set up of our table and package our new Fall Kit (yarn, bag and pattern 😃) then headed off to our hotel room to check in and find some food; this set up business is hard work!!!

Then as Knitters do, we went back to our room, got into our pj's, picked up our knitting and settled in to spend the rest of Friday night watching  the Codependent knitters podcast - Lisa.....I can't tell you how sorry I am your hubby shrunk your sweater 😣.  Then it was lights out and time to get some sleep before the big day

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Monday, August 28, 2017

FF NBK KAL

North Bound Knitting fans, the Fibre Friends Podcast is hosting a kal right now and there is still lots of time to join in!

Check out Lisa's huge selection of patterns, pick your favourite, cast on and join us in the Fibre Friends Ravelry group.  We are having lots of fun showing our yarn, pattern choices, works in progress and there have even been a few finished projects already. But don't worry, you still have until Oct 31 to post your finished picture to be eligible for the prizes. 

That gives you lots of time to take a look through your stash and knit along with us!

I'm working on the Capture cowl and loving it๐Ÿ˜Š
 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Where Friends Meet

One of the highlights of the month has to be the last Wednesday of the month; it is Stitch Night at our local yarn shop Knit Stitch.


Thanks Suzanne for giving all us Knitters a place to gather, knit, chat and make new friends every month!


As you can see, we had a full shop of Knitters. There was a little bit of everything being knit - Waiting For Rain shawls, ice cream coloured socks, afghan borders, Boxy sweaters, slippers, scarves and Miso shawls plus much more. I don't think there was any quilting going on but quilters, crocheters, and embroiderers are always welcome as well.


And look, I met Linda, a member of our Fibre Friends Podcast Ravelry group in person :)



Cheryl joined us for the first time this month.  I hope you had fun.  See you all again next month!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Colour Change

Every year Debbie from Ziraldo Alpacas and I have a yarn dyeing day.  This year we had both an indigo dye pot and a marigold dye pot in use.  In our last podcast I mentioned that I would show you some before and after pictures of the yarn I over dyed.

I have a few shelves filled with single skeins that I have dyed just for the fun of trying new colour combos and now here they sit.   So, I grabbed 2 to over dye.

The greenish one needed to over dyed. It was too dull.  The pinky coloured one wasn't too bad the way it was but I decided it needed to be blue; pink isn't my colour. 

I figured that the pink variegated would come out a blue tonal but it didn't.  You would never know that there were bright and dark colours under the blue.  In the picture, the top skein was the pink and the bottom skein was the green. The green turned out a nice teal colour after a dip in the indigo dye pot.  You just never know what you are going to end up with.  This new blue yarn will be used in a sweater at some point.

I've had a few people ask me today if we podcasted this weekend. The answer is no.  We were supposed to, but I came down with laryngitis!  So, after 2 days of having NO voice I'm on the mend. My voice is back but still quite squeaky.   Fingers crossed that by Friday we will have a podcast out.  Stay tuned. The Fibre Friends will be back soon!!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Episode 5!!

https://youtu.be/xGeIRVD7PUA

If you haven't had a chance to watch last week's podcast, grab your knitting and knit along with us now!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Yarn Giveaway!

Happy long weekend knitters!

This is the unofficial start of summer here in Ontario. It's usually the first weekend for camping and gardening begins.  I spent yesterday with my Mom at the garden center buying flowers and these huge pots to make a new container garden.  Flower shopping for me is like yarn shopping; I want it all.  I really have to keep reminding myself I have a small garden.  I think I did ok; only 2 trays of plants. Now to plant!

In my last post I showed you this lovely yarn but I don't think I mentioned we (the Fibre Friends Podcast) are giving it away!

It is Sugar Shack by Sweet Georgia yarns and to enter just subscribe to the podcast and leave us a comment on YouTube under episode 4 and tell us what you would knit with this yarn.  I think it would make a fun hat.

Happy knitting!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Episode 4!!

https://youtu.be/KJHu52B8KCc

The Fibre Friends were together again and we filmed our fourth episode - more knitting fun and craziness as always!

Did you know we are hosting a Miso shawl KAL?  It runs until July 1 so there is still plenty of time to join us on Ravelry (fibre friends podcast), knit a fun, simple lace pattern with Caroline,  Adrienne  and I, and be entered for prizes!! 

I'm knitting my Miso with a one of a kind yarn from Old Oak Yarns called Grass Roots.  This is my just before bed knitting. I work a handful of rows every night and slowly but surely it's getting bigger.  It's the perfect project to finish my day with.