|Jeff's delicious snack|
Episode Two: Going Dutch Podcast
Our special podcast guest is Dymphna; a very talented knitter who is from the Netherlands but now calls Lexington her home.
WIP it Good (Work in Progress)
|Queen Anne's Lace scarf on day three|
Another project Ellie is working on was a sock kit she bought at the Knitters' Connection convention she attended in the summer of 2010. It was a really fun convention held in Columbus, Ohio with a great selection of classes, speakers and a really nice Knitters Market. If you want to go this year, you can find more information here. The sock pattern is called Flying Carpet Socks by Cat Bordhi. The main color of the sock is Mountain Colors Bearfoot yarn in the colorway Mountain Tango. The toe, heel and parts of the ankle uses Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport yarn in the colorway Tahoe. This sock has been slow going and is not a good project to work on with a glass of wine in hand so we'll see how quickly it is finished. I'm thinking it'll be lucky to have it ready as a Christmas present...
|Julie's grass socks|
Julie is also working on a pair of toddler socks using Plymouth Yarn Dreambaby DK in colorway 0208. This one might not end up fitting the toddler she has in mind in which case it will be stored away as a future shower gift.
Dymph first talked about her fiftieth pair of Turkish Bed Socks from Churchmouse Yarns using some yarn she bought at her favorite online outlet, Webs. She can't remember what it's called.
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn.
|A very old pattern|
Give a Little Bit (Knitting for Charity)
Dymph made a beautiful strawberry tea cozy that you can see next to Julie's hedgehog tea cozy in our last post. She put it together in a whole tea themed basket and donated it to Yellow Brick Road Early Learning Center.
We all made teddy bears for the fire department to hand out to kids that rescue or help. There are a bunch of other knitters in our group who are also working on this and we're assembling a nice collection of bears!
Red Red Wine (Wine Review)
Dymph brought some wine from Rockbridge Vineyard called Tuscarora White. Yummy!
You're My Best Friend (Guest Interview)
Dymph grew up in Holland where she met and married her American husband. She's been knitting since she was four years old. Her knitting style is European and she uses really long needles and her fingers fly in a blur. Her favorite yarn is alpaca. If you want to know more, listen to our podcast! : )
Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (Shopping Reviews)
Ellie went to Olde Liberty Fibre Faire in Bedford, Virginia and gave her review. There were lots of vendors of fibers and other knitting supplies that made it well worth the trip over the mountain! Be sure to check out KSC Designs on Etsy which was one of the booths at the festival. Ellie met Dani Miller, the designer and was very impressed with her quality of work and her style! Other honorable mentions of booths were Unplanned Peacock, The Crooked Stitch, and the booth where Ellie learned how to felt using a felting pin!
Julie went to Wyrd Sisters Yarn Shop in Roanoke. A very pretty shop with a fantastic ambiance and feel, a great selection of yarn and good prices.
What Have You Done For Me Lately? (Finished Work)
Lamb's Pride Bulky in grey. She also finished her To Eyre Shawl that we were talking about in our last podcast that you can check out in the previous post's notes. She also finished her Sea Anemone Messenger Bag that we talked about last time.
ginormous Kony banner because of the viral video about Joseph Kony made by Invisible Children. Ellie and Dymph wanted to support their effort to bring justice to Africa and capture this terrible man. Ellie knitted two smaller ones and they are going to "cover the night" with them on April 21st.
knitted uteri that she will be mailing off to her state and federal representatives in the hopes that, if they have their own uterus, they will stay out of the uteri the rest of us have with their legislations. (Note from Ellie: I promise all our podcasts will not be this political in the future! Usually my knitting world and my activist world don't collide in such a fashion!)
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