Episode 11 – Sock Blank Enabler…

Episode 11  – Sock Blank Enabler…

co-hosted with Dug the Dog

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Join the Jenn Sheelen Ravelry Group

Podcasts referenced:

Just One More Row - Brittany (BrittanyLaine) & Dana (DanaOfUnwind)

The Yarniacs Podcast - Gayle (gayleywayley) & Sharlene (KnitterNinjaShar)

Caithness Craft Collective - Louise (LouiseHunt)

TwinSet Designs - Ellen (twinsetellen) & Jan (twinsetjan)

Paws4Stitches, Candy (paws4stitches) & Jamie with pups Addy & Clarence

Knitting I love – Barbara (knittingILove)

Down Cellar Studio Podcast – Jen (BostonJen)

Kino Knits – Mary (kino)

Actually Knitting – Michelle (ACTuallyKNITting)

Knit Actually – Becky (becky-kelly)

YarnderWomanMelinda (YarnderWoman)

Spinnin’ Right Round:

Malabrigo Nube

Selfish Knitting:

Witch Candy – Dandelion Sock Blank!

Gale’s Art - Watermelon Sock Blank!

Stitched by JessaLu bag!

3 Color Cashmere Shawl by Joji Locatelli knit with Woolen Rabbit Lucent in “Forever in Blue Jeans”, Blue Moon Marine Silk in “Deep Unrelenting Gray”, my handspun Portfiber baby camel & silk

Beverage of Choice:

Raging Bitch Belgian IPA - Flying Dog Brewery, Fredricksburg, MD

What I’m Stylin’:

Raging Bitch T-Shirt by Flying Dog Brewery

Showin’ off:

2016 TwinSet Summer Camp Knitting Retreat goodies!

In my goodie bag:

2 skeins of “Kenzie” by Hikoo (worsted weight)

StevenBe bag with a 20% off coupon and 2 skeins of African Expressions Harmony (aran weight)

FairWinds Farm bag with a TwinSet/Fair Winds farm Needle/Knit Gauge, teeny scissors, Infinite Twist goodies, Kookaburra wash & scour

Skacel vol 9 2016 book

Handspun by Robbie! (photoknitgal)

Mini skein haul organized by Laura (LauraKnitsPA)

Caithness Craft Collecive Tartan Project Bag & leather bookmark

Needles scored from Katherine (rinaradish)!  Thank you to her and our other roomie Martha (TheaTurnip)!

Sock blank and yarn by A Riot of Color

Random thoughts…

Have you been to a knitting retreat?  Where?  How did you find out about it?


“JAL” (Jar-Along) 2016 hosted by Jenn Sheelen and Paws4Stitches !

Timeframe:  June 1-December 2016

Summary: Knit any Jenn Sheelen jar pattern each month.  Post a picture of your jar in the JAL thread (in either the Jenn Sheelen or Paws4Stitches group or… BOTH!).  Comment with an idea/suggestion of how to gift the jar.  Knit more than one jar a month, multiple entries allowed!

JUNE WINNER! Melanie (Knittingmomma79)

July Featured jar - Americana Jar

Prizes in the Jenn Sheelen Group:

July prizes! Project bag donated by Roberta of Steel City Stitcher, Stitch markers donated by Melissa of Knitty by Nature, Jenn Sheelen Pattern of your choice!

July – Dec – FUN STUFF!

Stitch marker earrings donated by Lorelei Eurto Jewelry (of the Knits & Beads Podcast)

Stitch markers donated by Melissa of Knitty by Nature

Coaster & stitch markers/progress keepers by Barbara of KnittingiLove (of the KnittingiLove Podcast)

Specially Hand Dyed Yarn by Sara of Sara’s Texture Crafts

*** 10% first order DISCOUNT CODE: JENNSHEELEN on www.sarastexturecrafts.com *** valid thru 9/30/16

Project bag and “whiskers” mini skeins by Wendy of Knitty Kitty Bags

12 Months to Christmas KAL hosted by the Down Cellar Studio Podcast – Jen (BostonJen)

Timeframe: All of 2016!

Summary: Knit 1 item a month that will be a Christmas gift.

Splash Pad Party 2016  hosted by the Down Cellar Studio Podcast – Jen (BostonJen)

Timeframe: June 1- July 31, 2016

Summary: To win prizes, craft something that’s 50-200 grams. Meeting the 50g criteria will earn you an entry into the Summer Celebration Thread.

Graduate Your Stash KAL 2016 hosted by Kino Knits – Mary (kino)

Timeframe:  May 1-June 30, 2016

Summary: Spin, knit, crochet, weave, tat (anything fibery related), using the OLDEST thing in your stash to help it graduate from being in your stash to becoming a finished object.

Jenn Sheelen pattern prize: Knitters choice!

PAL KAL 2016 hosted by Actually Knitting – Michelle (ACTuallyKNITting)

Timeframe:  June 15- September 15, 2016

Summary: Support a podcaster you listen to or watch by knitting one of their patterns and/or using their yarns for your project. You can also use a project bag by a podcaster!

Jenn Sheelen pattern prizes: Dream Whisperer and Pixie Petals jar cover patterns!

Summer Superlatives KAL hosted by Knit Actually – Becky (becky-kelly)

Timeframe: Summer 2016

Summary: Ideas for categories: Best use of Stash, Best Yarn, Best Acquisition, Best Use of Sponsor Yarn, Best Knitting on the Road, Best in Class

Jenn Sheelen pattern prize: New Horizons Infinity Scarf pattern!

Opposites CAL 2016 hosted by YarnderWoman – Melinda (YarnderWoman)

Congratulations Sarah (Yarnpoetry) on winning!  She chose my New Horizons Infinity Scarf as her prize!

What’s up with my patterns?:

See the videos posted by Barbara (knittingILove) with the Knitting I love podcast on both Starlight Blooms and Faerie’s Firelight!

NEW Design on the way… “Victorian Yuletide Ornaments 2” just needs photos and the pattern is ready to release!

Plastic Ornament Ball size = 83mm