(We apologize in advance for the quality of the podcast, as we were having some technical problems that day.)
Thank you and welcome back everyone and if you’re listening for the first time, welcome and we hope you enjoy the show!!!
We’d like to say thank you again to our friend, Emily, for co-hosting with us last time! We had so much fun and we’ll definitely be having her back!!
Also, thank you to Katknitter and Knittinwolf for the great reviews on iTunes!!! They’re very appreciated!!
And….we have a giveaway!!!! Starting October 1st and ending October 31st, all you need to do is visit our Ravelry Group, join the group and comment in the giveaway thread with either your favorite thing about fall or what you’re planning on knitting/crocheting this fall for your chance to win a cute owl box bag from Knitty Kat Bags! A winner will be drawn by random number generator on November 1st and we will PM the winner!!! Good Luck and have fun!
Podcasts We Mention
Shops We Mention
Loved Ones Kal
Corner to Corner Afghan CAL
The Grim Challenge with the Crochet Crowd
Outlander KAL/CAL on Instagram – tag your pics with #countdowntooutlander and #kiltmenowkal
Halloween Craft-a-Long with the Knitgirllls podcast
Valerie is still monotonously working on the broad ripple socks out of malabrigo sock in ‘Archangel.
Katy is also still working on the Outlander mystery shawl by Unraveled yarn and designs with Madelinetosh tosh merino light in ‘Terrarium’ and ‘Seawash’. She’s almost to clue 4 and all 6 clues have been released.
Needs and Wants
Katy needs a better way to fall asleep, she’s finding it hard to do so lately.
Valerie needs sleep…cause, cats be crazy!
Katy wants to finish a sweater! Whether it’s a WIP or a new cast on, she just wants to finish a sweater.
Valerie wants to make herself some wrist warmers for the fall and winter season.
Katy learned about Willow Yarns from Valerie.
Valerie learned that cats are very persistent when they want something.
Katy got a new travel mug and some loose leaf ginger peach tea from Gwen’s Teas in St. Catharines.
You Had Me at Yarn
She would also love a few new cross stitch patterns from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, especially the new Beekeeper pattern. She loves these patterns and is currently working on the Autumn Sampler and Tea Time.
And if you’re looking for some fun stuffies to do for Halloween, check out The BOO! Crew by Susan Claudino!
What We’re Reading and Watching
CORRECTION: Katy had mentioned Gotham. Ben MacKenzie actually plays a young James Gordon trying to solve the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents while trying to avoid corruption.
Valerie is reading Drums of Autumn, the fourth book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.
Katy is reading City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare.
Katy finished watching Finding Carter and was left with a cliffhanger. She’s also still watching WWE too and her favorite right now, Dean Ambrose, is back from being injured.
Valerie is watching Outlander (ohhhhhhh the Wedding) and Downtown Abbey, and Katy is watching along with her. She also watched the finale of American Ninja Warrior and the new season of Sleepy Hollow. Katy made mention of the actress Anna Chancellor, who was in the first episode of Season 5 of Downton Abbey, and also Henrietta “Duckface” in Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Aaaaaaaand to stave off hunger pains for Sherlock, we’ve been looking at pretty pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch doing his best Mr. Darcy impression for the 10th anniversary of the Give Up Your Clothes for Good campaign. He’s very persuasive!!!!
Let’s Chat About….
Yarn snobbery. Katy has said in the past that she thinks she is a yarn snob, but Valerie disagrees because while Katy prefers luxury fibers to work with, she still uses acrylic and acrylic blends because they do have their purpose. As well Valerie knows that Katy does not look down on people who use the more affordable and more readily available yarns.