Sunday, June 1, 2014

Episode 20:

You can listen directly to the podcast here.

Hello and welcome to the KnitSip podcast, a bi-weekly beverage themed podecast.  I'm you host Shannon and I'm known as:

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Happy belated Mother's Day!

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On The House
Drive Through

Spilled Beverages
Broken-ish spinning wheel, need the hubs to fix.  The legs have become wobbly and I need the hubs to convert my bulky flyer.  (When he gets home from Army drill.)  Need to stain and varnish my bulky flyer.  Prepping for Tour de Fleece.

Drop Spindling 100% Merino top.  Fiber was a prize from Sara (AppleblossomSF - Rav.) of the former Apple Blossom and Ewe podcast.  Using one of my drop spindles (Dragon Tree Tools) form Highland Handmades.

Jeck Sock, Regina Satta, free Ravelry download
Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock, Aegir color way, US 2 = 2.75 mm

D-Man Sock by Karen S. Lauger
Free Ravelry downloan, doing my own variation, socks will be for little man
US 2 = 2.75 mm,

Specialty Drinks
Month of Socks Kal
The Must Stash Podcast, hosted by Steph (SupaSteph - Ravelry) and Stacie (Freeflower-Ravelry) is hopsting a sock KAL that is ongoing thru the month of May.  I plan on finishing my 2 pairs of Stitch Surfer socks.

Peggy Sue KAL
1950's KAL : Peggy Sue Ravelry group, hosted by Yasmine (YasmineCherfi-Ravelry), knitting the cardigan Peggy Sue by Linda Wilgus of Wooly Mammoth Knits.  It's a free Ravelry pattern and is super adorable.  Top down raglan cardigan.
Misti Alpaca tonal, US 6 = 4.0 mm, grapey purple color way. 

Knitmore Girls SPAKAL
Join myself and the Knitmore Girls in this wonderful event.  The "official" start date is Tour de Fleece but feel free to start spinning for your sweater early.  Knit the Harvest or the Flax by Tin Can Knits or pick a sweater of your own to spin for.  I'm still deciding on what fiber to spin and where to purchase.  Reccomendations? Would love to hear from you.

Your Drink is Ready
Moonkoosa Boots by Tiny Owl Knits
Took a Saturday class at my LYS.  Kelly (grannyfirefly-Ravelry) taught the all day class and I love how my first pair of fuled slippers turned out.  Plans to make more as Christmas gifts.
$5.00 Ravelry download, bulky weight, US 11 =
Shepards Wool, Stonehedge Fiber Company in the lime colorway.  My slippers remind me of the Grinch.

Dome Hat by Cookie A

On The House
Podiversary Giveaway
Ends at the end of the month.  Mulitiple ways to win:
- Become a member of the KnitSip Ravelry Group
- Follow the KnitSip blog
- Enter the Podiversary Giveaway thread in the KnitSip Ravelry group

Must Stash Podcast (Video podcast)
Stacie (Freeflower - Rav.) and Steph (SupaSteph - Rav.) co-host this wonderful energetic podcast.  They are from Texas and I was stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX.  Loved my time there and love seeing what Stacie and Steph are working on.  Check out their group, participate in their events and check out Stacie's fabulous etsy shop.  What a great way to perk up your day!

Knitting Rose Podcast (Audio podcast)
Hosted by Lise (KnittingRose - Rav.) and Brad (BixTexan - Rav.).   Both have a very soothing voice and are easy to listen to.  Besides wonderful knitting segments they also review books, movies and talk about Lise's business Knitting Rose Yarns.  Check them out I'm sure you'll enjoy listening too.

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters
Thursday from 4-8 pm at the Bigbby coffee shop in Gaylord.  Free and open to both fiber and non-fiber people.  Free wifi, large flat screen television, tons of seating, wonderful coffe and non-coffee drinks.  Come check us out we'd love to knit and sip with you.

Charlevoix Fiber Fest
Friday July 25th - Sunday July 27th at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, MI.  This is a wonderful fiber event that is on the smaller side but packed full of wonderful fibery goodness.  There is $5 fee to get in per day but well worth the money.  The event offers hourly door prizes, wonderful vendors, aplacas and angoras to pet (or buy) and sheep hearding demonstrations.  I always get little man at least one fiber related kids book every year.    Venetian Festival will be going on in Charlevoix all week as well, so non-fibery people might enjoy the festivities downtown while your getting your sheep on!

Thank you so much for listening.  Show notes can be found on the blog or on the KnitSip Ravelry group.  You can listen directly to the podcast from the link provided or you can subscribe via iTunes.  If you'd like to get ahold of me I'm snotestine on Ravelry or email me at knitsip(at)gmail(dot)com.  Come back in two weeks for another wonderful show and find out whose won prizes.  Until next time I hope you find plenty of time to knit and sip.