Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Episode 21: Spin City









Welcome
What's on (or off) the Needles
What's on (or off) the Hook
Spinning
  • Kraemer Mauch Chunky Roving in Almond Colorway - not done w/ 4oz roving yet
Sewing
  • No Progress 
Other Stuff
Tech Tips
  • Interweave announces 2 NEW iOS Apps based on Ann Budd's popular guides, "The Knitter's Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements" and "The Crocheters Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements"!  In collaboration with Ann Budd, they've released:
  • KNITFreedom releases her Video e-Book: Brioche Knitting!
    • Review to come next week!
  • Ravulous Android App (Ravelry Projects)
    • $1.60
Stash Enhancement
  • SpinningFates Toula Sock in Holiday Whoobie Whatie colorway 
    • 2-ply, Fingering wt, 400 yds/100g
    • 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon
  • numma numma doppio in red barlett pear colorway
    • 400 yds/ 4 ounces
    • 70% SW Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
  • Into the Whirled Pakokku November Fiber Club in Walla Walla colorway
    • 4-ply, Fingering Wt, 460 yds/100g
    • 74% SW Merino, 25% Nylon
  • Fibernymph Dye Works
    • From Etsy Update
      • Bounce in Tree Frog Green (semi solid) colorway
        • 80% SW Merino, 20% Nylon
        • Fingering Wt, 400 yds
      • Bounce in Buttercup Yellow colorway
    • From Indie Knit & Spin in Pittsburgh
      • Bounce in Peanut Butter & Jelly colorway
      • Bounce in Tardis colorway
      • Bedazzled in Wayfarer colorway
        • 75% SW Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Stellina
  • Space Cadet Creations Lucina in Frost colorway
    • 430 yds/100g, Fingering wt
    • 75% SW Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Stellina
  • Kraemer Mauch Chunky Roving
    • 60% New Zealand Wool, 40% Domestic Wool
    • 4 oz each of Almond and Portobello colorways
  • WEBS Grab Bag
Reviews:
  • Stashbuster Knits  by Melissa Leapman
    • Part One
      • Sort & Organize
      • Combining scraps to achieve particular wts
      • Cataloging stash
      • How to Store
      • Protecting from Moths
      • Stash Bash
      • Planning Color Combos
      • Magic Ball Technique
      • Math & Science
    • Part Two
      • Patterns by wt!
    • 21 Patterns
    • Crown Publishing /PotterCraft
    • $19.99 US / $22.99 CAN
  • DISCLOSURE: Crown Publishing sent KnitPurlGurl a FREE copy of Stashbuster Knits FREE for review.  KnitPurlGurl was not compensated for the preceeding review.  All opinions in the preceeding review were those of KnitPurlGurl and do not necessarily reflect those of Crown Publishing or Melissa Leapman.
Thanks!
Upcoming Events In or Around the Pittsburgh Area
  • Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival
    • Feb. 10, 11, 12, 2012 at the Four Points Sheraton in Mars, PA
    • Friday, February 10, 2012 - Market & Classes 1:30 - 6:30
      Fashion Show with Emcee StevenBe: 7:30 - Wine and Cheese

      Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Market & Classes 9-5
      Pajama Party: 7:30 - Desserts, Prizes and Cash Bar

      Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 9-4
Question of the Week

  • What's on your fiber wish list this holiday season?


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