Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Fibre Friends Knit Sister Tube Scarf KAL

Monday was the start date of our (the Fibre Friends Podcast) newest knit-a-long.  If you have a collection of left over sock yarns in your stash this may be the kal for you!

Adrienne has written up a simple pattern for us to use Knit Sister Tube Scarf



And Caroline and I filmed a short video showing one of the ways to do the jogless join when you are working stripes in the round tutorial

I started my scarf on Monday night (unlike Caroline who started hers earlier and I am resisting calling her a cheater, lol!!  ;) using a collection of minis from Old Oak Yarns.  I literally closed my eyes and picked a colour to start with and then just knew that I wanted the brown to be next; so I made these two colours into cakes and cast on using a 3.5mm 16" circular needle.




The kal runs until March so there is lots of time to join in.  To knit along with us, stop by our Ravelry Group - Fibre Friends Podcast- and join in the chatter as we all knit along.




Sunday, January 14, 2018

First Cast On of 2018

Can you believe we are halfway through January already?!  Really, where do the days go? 

I have spent the beginning of January finishing a shawl that I am very happy to have off the needles.  So......of course when one project is cast off, one must be cast on :)

My first cast on of 2018 is a new pair of socks with a new colourway that I am in love with.  Within hours of being on the store shelf it was on the needles.   No stashing this yarn for me!

Yarn - Patons Kroy Landscape Stripes
Needle - 2.25 mm,  9" ChiagoGoo circular
Pattern - Wildflower Wool Super Simple Socks

What was everyone elses new cast on for the new year?  I would love to know what you are working on :)

Happy Knitting!
Louise

Friday, December 22, 2017

When Knitters Knit for Knitters

There isn't anything better than knitting for someone who appreciates your hard work.

We had a secret Santa gift exchange yesterday at our Itch To Stitch knitting group.

Sam has been perfecting her cable knitting and as you can see in the pictures, Doralyn is super surprised and to have one of her pieces!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Woodstock Fleece Festival 2017

Another fleece festival has come and gone and girls was this one fun! 

Not only did we shop, we (the Fibre Friends and the Codependent Knitters) hosted a tailgate party at lunch time and were able to meet some online friends in person!  The rainy weather cleared long enough for us to sit, knit, chat and re-energize for round two of shopping.

I was all about Angora this year and I truly had to stop myself from buying a rabbit.  Instead I came home with some Classic Bunny a 60% merino 40% angora blend.  It is SO soft.  Caroline found me some Angora fibre that I could not pass up, again so so soft.  I also bought two skeins of 100% wool from a local Ontario sheep farm, Circle R Livestock that I can't wait to knit with.  I had initially been thinking of making a scarf with this wool but a new friend Elise suggested a hat and mitts and  that idea seems to have stuck so a hat it will be.  A bag of Shetland fleece rounded out my purchases. 

For you spinners out there, what is Angora like to spin?  Do I have a challenge ahead of me? 

Monday, October 2, 2017

When Podcasters Get Together

Friday was a fabulous day. I really don't think it could have been better.

Caroline, Adrienne and I took a little road trip to Sarnia to meet up with Dawn and Lisa, the Codependent knitters, for a day filled with what Knitters do best.....yarn shopping, lunch and knitting.

It was great to have the real Caroline with us this time.  Ipad Caroline was lots of fun but nothing beats Caroline in person.

We visited Feather Your Nest which resulted in some yarn for a new project I'm thinking about designing, followed by lunch at Burger Rebellion and Refined Fool for THE best lentil burger EVER.  Then it was off to Heaven Is Handmade were I found some cute buttons and we ended our day at a lovely cafe where we indulged in some desserts and spent time knitting.

The weather had been a little rainy and on our way to lunch we had to run for cover from a torrential down pour.  Five knitters with bags of yarn all squeezed under the roof of a store was a sight to see I'm sure!

But on the drive home there was a beautiful rainbow; it was the perfect ending to a great day.

I hope everyone else had a fun filled weekend too!

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