Episode 34 – Tiptoe through the Canadian Tulips


Hello everyone and welcome to Summer! As hot as it is, we’re still going!

Canada Tulip engineered by the Netherlands for Canada’s 150th birthday

Downton Abbey Trivia Contest Winners

First off, thank you to everyone for listening and participating in our Downton Abbey Trivia Contest! We had so much fun doing this and thank you again to all of the lovely people who donated prizes for this contest!

The answer to our question of what was Dickie Merten diagnosed with? He was diagnosed with Pernicious Anemia.

The winner of the Yorkshire Skies MKAL kit AND the skien of Lady Shakleton from Canon Hand Dyes was Linda, lmecoll on Ravelry.

The winner of the Downton Abbey bag and notions pouch is Karen, kannasoup on Ravelry.

The winner of the ‘Behind the Scenes of Downton Abbey’ coffee table book is Angie, crouchingcheese on Ravelry.

The winner of the skein of Shrewd Lady Mary from One Twisted Tree is Lina, dragonbard on Ravelry.

Thanks again to everyone for playing! Maybe next time we could do an Outlander contest!


Val’s birthday was on June 26th and we all wish her the best in her new year and hope she gets spoiled rottenūüėČ

Fan Expo РSeptember 1-4, 2016 РMetro Toronto Convention Centre РToronto, Ontario Рguests include Mark Hamill, Gillian Anderson, Matthew Lewis, William Shatner, Sigourney Weaver, Jewel Staite, Alan Tudyk, lots of Doctor Who actors and Daredevil actors and so many more!  You can see a full list of guests *HERE*.


Stash Dash – May 22-August 14, 2016. Get out your stash and use it up to reach goals of 3k, 5k and 10k. Hosted by The Knitgirllls podcast, it’s always a fun time to dash your stash away! Check out their board for all the rules!

Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy KAL/CAL – June 1-August 31, 2016. Hosted by the Geeky Girls Knit podcast, cast on your summer themed items and if you can’t think of a theme, you knit it in the summer. Check out the Geeky Girls knit podcast and join their ravelry group to win. You can enter as many times as you like, as long as you can tie it to Summertime.

Canada KAL/CAL – Begins July 1st (Canada Day) and hosted by the Two Tangled Skeins podcast, you can enter your Canada themed items (yarn dyer, yarn company, colourway name, pattern name) to win some fun prizes.


Katy is still plugging away at her ‘Zombody Loves Ewe’ socks by Desert Vista Dyeworks and her Reyna shawl using her handspun ‘Darkside of the Room’ by Spun Right Round. She’s also working on the Christmas Celebration Cross Stitch by the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and she cast on the ‘Hexie Love Actually‘ afghan!

Reyna Shawl

Hexie Live Actually Afghan










Val has been going strong on her dishcloths, both knitted and crocheted! She is the dishcloth queen lately!

FOs and HOs

Katy has nuffin!ūüė¶ She has been in a knitting/crafting slump lately but is starting to get into it again after casting on the Hexie Love Actually blanket. Val did finish one dishcloth even though she’s been in a crafting slump lately too. We blame the hot weather.

Needs and Wants

Katy needs to have a nice night out with her Hubby‚̧ Val needs the crazy real estate market to end!

Val wants sushi! Katy wants to get her crafty mojo back!!

Katy wants to take more baths since her mom got her a couple of LUSH bath bombs from the States. Val needs to fix the paint scuffs on the bumper of her car.

Val learned something at work, and¬†¬†Katy learned about ‘Hiddleswift’, or ‘Swiffleston’, however you want to call it; Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are dating. We’re both very happy for them (although Katy just feels a little weird about the whole thing) and we wish them the best.

These are a few of our Favourite Things

Katy’s favourite things are the really pretty speckled yarns from ‘Loloditit‘ on Etsy! She especially loves the colourway ‘Pretty Little Zombies‘. She is also really wanting the Neko Atsume bags from Chicken Boots USA!!! Val and Katy are both fans of the game and to have cute kitties on your knitting bag would be epic! Katy’s makeup lately has been all ColourPop, especially their Supershock shadows in ‘Wattles’, ‘Weenie’ and ‘Stereo’. She also got a couple of crates ‘Owlcrate‘ which was Steampunk themed and ‘Fandom of the Month Club‘ with Sherlock themed jewellery! AND she forgot to mention ¬†the super awesome Doctor Who Bag that Katy’s mom made for her as a Mother’s Day present!‚̧ Love you Mom xoxo

Val’s favourite things are….some yummy smelling goodies from Bath and Body Works, … Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette she got as a birthday present from Katy.

Reading, Watching and Listening

Katy’s been reading the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris and enjoying them much more than ‘True Blood’. She also finished ‘Frostfire’ by Amanda Hocking.

Val’s reading¬†not much of anything lately!

Val is watching season 6 of Game of Thrones and enjoying it thoroughly and she is also watching Outlander along with Katy. They are both watching a lot of youtube videos of makeup artists and of course, our friends Emily and Abby:

Abby Green
Wenchfaery Games
Kathleen Lights
Jaclyn Hill
Jeffree Star
Manny MUA
Nikkie Tutorials
Carly Humbert

Check them out! Especially Emily and Abby, they’re¬†adorable!

Katy’s also been watching WWE (of course) and is very excited about the Money in the Bank pay per view as Dean Ambrose is in the money in the bank ladder match, and if he wins, conceivably he could cash it in for the Heavyweight Championship! She can’t wait

Val has really been liking the song Can’t stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake¬†and also the other song ‘Work’ by Rhianna featuring Drake.

Katy’s been listening to Karate by Baby Metal, Tear in my Heart by 21 Pilots, Roses by The Chainsmokers, Slow Down by Lights and …. hahahah Moonlight Desires by Gowan! WARNING, if you click the link for Moonlight Desires, just let it be known it is the cheesiest of 80’s videos and contains, mullets, shoulder pads, parachute pants and an owl in the desert for some reason. Be warned!!! Therein lies cheese!!

So there you have it folks, hopefully we can get out a couple more episodes before the summer is over, but the nature of both our jobs is wiping us out completely. We know our listeners will understand and we hope to get back to you soon with another fun episode.

Episode 33 – We blame Abby! ;)



Hello and welcome back!!!  We apologize for how late we are in posting this episode but without further ado, here it is!

Downton Abbey Contest

The final season of Downton Abbey has concluded and thus brings our Downton Abbey trivia contest!  So now we will post our question to you and all you have to do is answer following the Rafflecopter links provided below:

Question: What was Dickie Merten diagnosed with?

We have five prizes to go out (PICTURES BELOW!) and you can enter in every rafflecopter if you so choose!

Downton Project and Notions Bags

Downton Abbey project bag and notions pouch from KnittyKat Bags РEnter HERE

Shrewd Lady Mary

1 Skein of Shrewd Lady Mary from One Twisted Tree РEnter HERE

Lady Shakleton

1 Skein of Lady Shakleton from Canon Hand Dyes Р Enter HERE

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes Downton Abbey coffee table book РEnter HERE

Yorkshire Skies

The Yorkshire Skies MKAL Kit donated by Jimmy Beans Wool and the pattern donated by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich  РEnter HERE

As always, you must be a member of our Ravelry group to win! So if you haven’t joined up, you can do it by clicking *HERE*.

Good luck to everyone and thank you so much for watching and enjoying Downton with us, we will miss it dearly‚̧‚̧


Knitter’s Frolic – April 30 & May 1 – Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre – Toronto, Ontario

Niagara Folk Arts Festival – May 6 – 29, 2016 – St. Catharines, Ontario, check the schedule for open houses and upcoming events!

Niagara Falls Comicon – June 3-5, 2016 – Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario – See the featured guests *HERE*

VAL’S BIRTHDAY!!! ¬†June 26th, 2016ūüėČ ¬†Wish her lots of love and happiness!

FanExpo Canada – September 1-4, 2016 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario – See the featured guests *HERE*


Val found a really awesome CAL called the Temperature Blanket CAL hosted by Post Pooch Designs!  For every day of the year, you crochet one (or more) row(s) based on the daily temperature in your area! You wind up with a really pretty multi-coloured blanket for that year!  You can find the pattern *HERE*

Katy is still participating in the ‘Cast on the Dead’ knit-a-long with Desert Vista Dyeworks. The plan is to cast on either one of her ‘Zombody’ or ‘If they kill…’ colourways on the night of the premiere of The Walking Dead or Fear the Walking Dead and finish the project before the SERIES finale. ¬†You need to post the starting photo and finished photo in the thread on her Ravelry group to enter.

FOs and HOs

Katy has a HO! ¬†She finished one of her ‘Zombody Loves Ewe’ socks for the Cast on the Dead KALūüôā

Zombody Loves Ewe afterthought heel sock

Val has¬†half of a dishcloth done in Ahoy Ombre by Bernat (which looks like it may have been discontinued but Lily’s Sugar & Cream has the same cotton yarn in the same name and colours!)


Val is working on another dishcloth! This time crocheted in the Bernat Handicrafter cotton yarn in Sunkissed Ombre.

Katy is working on the second afterthought heel sock by Laura Linneman using ‘Zombody Loves Ewe’ by Desert Vista Dyeworks and also the Reyna shawl using her handspun out of ‘Darkside of the Room’ by Spun Right Round.

Reyna Shawl in Darkside of the Room from Spun Right Round

Needs and Wants

Needs – Val needs to do her laundry and to finish her budget! Katy needs to stop and realise she has enough things! Just because someone has something, or something is pretty and she ‘wants’ it… she doesn’t need it.

Want – Val wants more energy to enjoy the nicer weather that’s coming up! We want SPRING!! We’ve had enough of the snow and ice, we want Spring!

Want to do РVal wants to start a new crochet project, possibly the temperature blanket mentioned above! Katy wants to go and see a movie with her husband, possibly Captain America: Civil War.

Learned – Katy learned that the narrator on Sarah & Duck (a BBC kids show) is also Douglas from ‘Cabin Pressure’! And also, Scarf Lady is Mrs. Patmore from Downton! Val learned that she can’t please everyone.

You had me at Yarn!

Val was had by when she went up to visit her Dad and her Dad’s partner’s daughter has a weaving business called Robinns Nest Weaving. She dyes her own yarn and weaves them up into baby slings and they are just gorgeous! Check her out! She also found¬†Wolltraum My Melody gradient yarn in Xanadu!

Katy was had at yarn when she was on instagram and saw Knittyandcolor had some new colourways and to name one called ‘Mix Tape’. She wants a skein of Mix Tape and all the other tonal & speckled colours to make a Monster Cowl.

New Stuff

Val picked up some¬†Red Heart Comfort yarn in Baby Blue and is going to be crocheting a blanket for her new nephew using the ‘One Ball Baby Blanket‘ patternūüôā ¬†She also had a very interesting Walmart experience in which crochet and patterns seems to be a lost art on some individuals.

Katy got lots of new stuff because it was her birthday, so just a few of her favourites are the lovely goodies Val got for her, including a Sephora gift card, two awesome paperback books, a pretty Revlon lipgloss and nail polish and some awesome perfume samples. Katy also got Mockingjay Part 2, Spectre, 3 elf cosmetics orders, a NYX cosmetics order, a super cute Groot and Rocket shirt, and a Death Cab for Cutie concert shirt.

Reading, Watching, Listening!

Val is re-reading ‘Dragonfly in Amber’ by Diana Gabaldon. Katy is reading ‘Frostfire’ by Amanda Hocking and ‘The Iron Thorn’ by Kaitlyn Kitteredge.

Both Val and Katy watched the season finale of The Walking Dead!!! ¬†Just be warned that we talk about what happens, so if you haven’t watched it yet, skip ahead a bitūüėČ ¬†They’re both looking forward to Season 2 of Outlander, which proves to be very good this season. Katy got to watch Wrestlemania 32 and even though Dean didn’t win, she had fun watching it!

Val and Katy are also watching some youtube channels, which is how they got so enabled with the makeup, including Abby Green, Wenchfaery Games, Kathleen Lights and Carly Humbert.

Val is enjoying ‘Dangerous Woman’ by Ariana Grande and ‘Piece by Piece’ by Kelly Clarkson (the American Idol Edition). Katy got a few iTunes cards for her birthday so she downloaded Ed Sheeran’s first album, + , and Lights’ new album, Midnight Machines, which is an acoustic album and it’s gorgeous!


Episode 32 – Fandom Knitting



Hello and welcome back!!! ¬†We apologize for how late we are in posting this episode – we hope you’ll forgive us!

Downton Abbey Contest

The final season of Downton Abbey has concluded and thus brings our Downton Abbey trivia contest!  Next episode we will be posing our trivia question and will be pulling our winners from those of you who have answered correctly. We have 4 prizes in total:

Downton Abbey project bag and notions pouch from KnittyKat Bags
1 Skein of Shrewd Lady Mary from One Twisted Tree
1 Skein of Lady Shakleton from Canon Hand Dyes
Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey coffee table book

So if you haven’t watched all of season 6 yet, here’s your chance to catch up and maybe win an awesome prize.


Canada Blooms – March 11-20 – The Enercare Centre – Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Comic Con – March 18-20 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Toronto, Ontario

Metric and Death Cab for Cutie – March 22 – The Meridian Centre – St. Catharines, Ontario (Katy had an AWESOME time)

Knitter’s Frolic – April 30 & May 1 – Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre – Toronto, Ontario

Theresa Caputo Live! – June 20 – The Meridian Centre – St. Catharines, Ontario


The only KAL either of us are participating in is the ‘Cast on the Dead’ knit-a-long with Desert Vista Dyeworks. The plan is to cast on either one of her ‘Zombody’ or ‘If they kill…’ colourways on the night of the premiere of The Walking Dead or Fear the Walking Dead and finish the project before the SERIES finale. ¬†You need to post the starting photo and finished photo in the thread on her Ravelry group to enter.

FOs and HOs

Katy finished the Rose City Rollers using Peepaloo Fields sock yarn in ‘Extra Pink Roller Rink’ and a Newborn Vertebrae using Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering yarn in the colourway ‘Blueberry’



Val’s working on a dish cloth using Bernat Handicrafter cotton in a lovely shade of corals, white and turquoise.

Katy is working on the afterthought heel socks by Laura Linneman using ‘Zombody Loves Ewe’ by Desert Vista Dyeworks and also the Reyna shawl using her handspun out of ‘Darkside of the Room’ by Spun Right Round.

Needs and Wants

Val needs to get her butt in gear and go to the gym.
Katy needs a break, she’s stressed, yet again…ūüė¶

Katy and Val both want the new Platinum Rose personal planner from Webster’s Pages due out in Aprilūüôā

Val wants to go and visit her Dad again soon, she had a lot of fun the last time she went.
Katy wants to go and see Ghostbusters this summer!

Katy learned about Periscope and now she has her own account (kittyvankat) and The Stitch Sisters has an account as well (stitchsistersca).

You had me at Yarn!

Val was had at Pattern when she saw Mrs. Hughes’ Afghan, which is a perfect tie-in for our Downton watchingūüėČ

Katy found Toil and Trouble on Etsy and really loved the ‘Snapdragon’ and ‘Ent’ colourways!

New Stuff

Val got a couple really cool Funko Pop figures when she went to visit her Dad; one was Pinkie Pie and the other was Mycroft Holmes.

Katy got a couple DVDs, Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice. She also picked up a couple kits from the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery; the Christmas Celebration Sampler and ‘Wool Ewe Be My Neighbor’.

Reading, Watching, Listening!

Katy finished reading the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare and really enjoyed it! Now she’s reading ‘Frostfire’ by Amanda Hocking and ‘The Iron Thorn’ by Kaitlyn Kitteredge.

Both Val and Katy are watching Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead and they were both able to see Crimson Peak (at different times but that’s ok)ūüėČ Val also got to watch Spectre and Katy’s been watching more of WWE.

Katy’s been listening to the same stuff she has been for the last little while; Adele, Ed Sheeran, DNCE and she really likes Ellie Goulding’s new song ‘Something in the way you move’.


Episode 31 – Washi Tape Addiction!


Hey everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, Hannukah, holiday season and a Happy New Year!!

We are both very saddened by the deaths of both David Bowie and Alan Rickmanūüė¶ We will miss their wonderful talents very much.

In other news, Katy’s husband got a great new job!!! You can visit his company’s website below and even purchase items!!!

NEOB Lavender

Also, Katy’s little guy got new glasses! ¬†He loves them and he looks super cuteūüôā

Downton Abbey Contest!!!

So again, this year we will be having a Downton Abbey contest!  At the end of Season 6, even the Christmas Special, we will cook up an extra hard trivia question!  We will put a link in the show notes to Rafflecopter. Once everyone has answered we will draw from the pool of winners who answered the question correctly for prizes.

So far we have a ‘Behind the Scenes of Downton Abbey’ coffee table book, donated by Katy; a Downton Abbey sock sack donated by KnittyKat Bags; and a skien of ‘Shrewd Lady Mary’ donated by One Twisted Tree. We’re waiting on a couple other emails so hopefully there should be more prizes too.

We hope everyone is enjoying the last season!

FOs and HOs

Katy finished her ‘Socks on a Plane’ by Laura Linneman using Desert Vista Dyeworks sock yarn in ‘Mint Cocoa Quilt’ just in time for Christmas! ¬†She also finished her ‘The Bee Keeper’ cross stitch by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and all she needs to do is frame it. As for Ho’s she has one Rose City Roller sock done using ‘Extra Pink Roller Rink’ by Peepaloo Fields on Etsy.

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Katy is working on the second Rose City Roller and also on ‘Tea Time’ cross stitch by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. ¬†She also plans on making a Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker out of some Tanis Fiber Arts in ‘Blueberry’ for her husband’s new employerūüôā

Needs and Wants

Needs: Val needs a new car!  Katy needs to put her Christmas decorations away!

Wants: Katy wants a new iPhone.¬† Val didn’t know what she wanted as she was happy with how things were at the time of recording.

Want to do:  Both Val and Katy want to go and see Labyrinth in the theatre!

Learned: Katy learned she is much stronger than she thought she was. Val learned she is also much stronger that she thought she was.

You had me at YARN!

Val was had at yarn (yet againūüėČ ) by Expression Fiber Arts in the colourway “I heart¬†coffee”. It is gorgeous and very appropriate for Valentine’s Day‚̧

Katy was had at yarn… bowl! ¬†She found¬†Barruntando Ceramica¬†on etsy where you can find pottery made from honey! ¬†There’s some great yarn bowls in the shape of bats, baby sloths, foxes¬†and ones with rain clouds and hearts carved out of them!

New Stuff

We both got some pretty cool stuff for Christmas!

Val got herself a small android tablet and she’s loving it!¬† She also got a Sherlock funko pop figure (the one with the violin), she got some Red Heart Boutique Swanky yarn and it’s a really nice deep black and it has oblong sequins throughout!¬† It’s going to be very nice knit up! She also got some really pretty handspun from Katy for Christmas – it was Ashford merino/silk and she spun it into a true 3 ply yarn.

Katy got some pretty Red Heart Boutique Swanky from Val and it’s a gorgeous bright fuscia colourway!¬† She wants to knit it up into a nice cowl for springtime.¬† She also got 2 balls of KnitPicks Felici in ‘Countess’ from her friend Kelly and her mom made her a pair of ‘Jane’s Barathea Mitts’ from Jane Austen Knits Fall 2015 out of some stashed Rowan Felted Tweed. Katy also got some new earbuds and season 2 and 3 of Homeland with a gift card that Val had given her!¬† She also did an order to Jetpens and got a Hi-Tec C Coleto pen to go with her planner.


Reading, Watching & Listening

Reading: Katy is reading Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, she finally finished Clockwork Angel. Val is reading¬†the Fifty Shades of Grey series (for “research”).

Watching: Both Val and Katy are watching Downton Abbey and Sherlock The Abominable Bride. Katy’s watching Limitless, WWE and the 2nd season of Homeland.¬† Val is watching Outlander on Shomi and the 3rd season of Hemlock Grove on Netflix.

Listening: Katy and Val are both listening to Ed Sheeran and Adele. Katy’s listening to Metric and Death Cab for Cutie in preparation for their concert in March. Val has ‘Cake by the Ocean’ stuck in her head… and Katy loves that one tooūüėČ

Episode 30 – Christmas is Coming!



Hello everyone, sorry for the delay in the last episode, but we’re back! ¬†This will be our last episode before the New Year and we hope to update you on our Downton Abbey contest in January! ¬†So we’d like to thank you for sticking with us, we’ve had some major life issues preventing us from podcasting and posting but we hope to get back to normal soon.


Katy and the other members of Agents of S.H.E.E.P. competed in this year’s Royal Winter Fair on November 15th and were placed 7th overall. Not the outcome we were expecting but we had so much fun this year and we were a crowd favourite. ¬†Look out ladies, next year is going to be our year!

FOs and HOs

Val finished some dishcloths using Bernat Handicrafter cotton and started anotherūüôā

Katy finished two mug cozies for the IamSherlocked Swap on Instagram. She also finished spinning a braid of Spun Right Round in ‘Darkside of the Room’ and she finished the ‘Blue Lake Springs Shawlette’ by Irish Girlie Knits using Red Heart Stardust in Blue.


Blue Lake Springs Shawlette with Red Heart Stardust


‘Darkside of the Room’ by Spun Right Round


Val is working on her rainbow afghan and some more dishcloths.

Katy is working on ‘Socks on a Plane’ by Laura Linneman using Desert Vista Dyeworks sock yarn in ‘Mint Cocoa Quilt’. She’s also crocheting some dishcloths as presents using Lily Sugar & Cream in a Christmas confetti colour. Also working on ‘The Bee Keeper’ from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.


‘Mint Cocoa Quilt’ by Desert Vista Dyeworks

Needs and Wants

All that Val and Katy need and want this episode is for everyone to have a happy Holiday season. Whatever holiday that you celebrate this December, we hope it’s full of love, laughter, family and friends‚̧

You Had Me At Yarn!

Val went on and took a look at Gnome Acres and she saw that there was two doppleganger sets that she loved! One was Milk and Cookies and the other was Wabbit Season Duck Season !  Both of us want the both of the sets!

Katy found Sassy Santa by Knitted Wit on Etsy and also on Etsy she found Girl Talk by Nomadic Yarns!

Reading Watching & Listening

Katy is still reading The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare.  Val has been reading a lot of Crimson Peak fanfiction!

Katy got to go and see two movies – Spectre, which she enjoyed, a LOT! and Mockingjay Part 2 which she enjoyed as well but there were some hard scenes for her to watch. She’s also been watching lots of WWE of courseūüėČ ¬†Val has been watching The Walking Dead and Season 3 of Hemlock Grove (on Netflix). ¬†Val has also been watching a lot of curling, but not by her own choice!

Katy likes a few new songs – Focus by Ariana Grande and Can’t Feel My Face and Dark Times by The Weeknd (no it’s not a spelling mistake). She bought the whole CD on iTunes and it’s a bit racy so … adults onlyūüėČ ¬†But Dark Times features Ed Sheeran, so she had to have it. ¬†Val has been listening to Same Old Love by Selena Gomez, which has a really cool music video. ¬†She also loooooves Adele’s Hello. ¬†All the awards to Adele.


Episode 29 – Up We Go!



Hello everyone, welcome back and thanks for listening!!

We want to send a shout out to our friend Wendy, who is Sillyfru of the Sassypants Knitter Podcast whose kitty crossed over the rainbow. We know you loved her very much and we’re very sorry for your loss.‚̧


We hope everyone has a safe fun and SpoooOOoooOOoooky Halloween!ūüėČ

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair – November 6-15, 2015, Toronto, Ontario – Agents of Sheep will be there on November 15, 2015 to compete in the Sheep to Shawl Competition again this year, and Katy plans to throw her hat in for the Drop Spindle Competition as well.


Artistic Autumnal¬†KAL/CAL – September 1 – November 31, 2015 – hosted by the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast. Anything you can tie to Autumn¬†somehow (knitting, crochet, spinning) and if you can’t think of anything, you made it in the autumn. You can find the full details at the Geeky Girls Knit Ravelry group.

FOs and HOs

Well, we didn’t finish a whole heck of a lot… but it’s been busy. Katy put her Sherlock Cross stitch into a small hoop and finished it off with a pretty ribbon for the Iamsherlocked swap on Instagram.


Val is working on a corner-to-corner knit dishcloth in Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Denim Blues. She’s also picked up the Broadripple socks using Malabrigo sock in ‘Archangel’.

Katy cast on a shawl for one of the ladies who is retiring from the bank. She’s making the “Blue Lake Springs Shawlette” by Irishgirlieknits (which Katy won in an Instagram contest) in Red Heart Stardust in the colourway ‘Blue’. She is also still¬†working on a mug cozy that looks¬†like John’s sweater, also for her Sherlock craft swap.




Katy is reading Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare and she is also reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.

Val is reading a really raunchy romance novel about angels and demons, which isn’t very good (the book, not the topic!)

Katy watched Pitch Perfect and loved it!!! She’s also making her way through Season 2 of Homeland and watching the current season of Downton Abbey online.

Val is also watching the current season of Downton as well as the current season of The Walking Dead

Katy is listening to the radio and a few songs popped out at her: Stitches by Shawn Mendez, Bulletproof by La Roux (from Pitch Perfect) and her Jam right now is 11:11 by the Arkellsūüôā

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! ¬†Downton Abbey Season 6 has started in the UK on September 20th and will be starting in Canada and the US in January. ¬†Last year we held a very fun and successful Downton Trivia contest and we’re in the works for something big for this year! So keep ¬†listening and we’ll have more on that in the coming episodes!!