Episode 24 – Happy Podiversary to us!!!

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Welcome back everyone!  If you’re new to us, thank you for giving our podcast a shot! This is our 24th episode which means….HAPPY PODIVERSARY TO US!!!  We’ve so enjoyed doing this podcast for 1 year now and we look forward to more years in the future.

Shops We Mention Must Stash Yarns, The Wooly Witch, Peepaloo Fields, Desert Vista DyeworksKnitPicks, WWE Shop, Scrapbook.com, The Lemonade Shop, LYDIA Yarn

Podcasts We Mention The Must Stash Podcast, The Suburban Stitcher Podcast, The Knitmore Girls Podcast,The Knitgirllls Podcast, The Wolfe Farms Podcast, The Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, Knit 1 Geek 2

EVENTS

Valerie’s Birthday is June 26th y’all!!!!!! Shower her with love and wishes!!!

Stash Dash 2015 – Started May 22, 2015 and Ends August 14, 2015 – visit the link provided for full rules and instructions on Stash Dash this year! They have 3 levels this year: 3k, 5k & 10k metres. So bust out your wips and raid your stash! You can knit, crochet, spin, and weave your stash into lovely things!

4th Annual Pride in the Park hosted by Pride Niagara – June 6, 2015 –  Montebello Park, St. Catharines, Ontario.  Val may be going.   There will be live music, family friendly child activities, food & merchandise vendors, fully licensed area, all ages DJ dance floor

Niagara Falls Comicon – June 5-7, 2015 – Scotiabank Convention Centre – Niagara Falls, Ontario – includes guests such as Sean Astin, Billy Dee Williams, Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Kristy Swanson, Colin Baker and Margot Kidder.

FanExpo Canada – September 3-6, 2015 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Toronto, Ontario – Guests include Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Jenna Coleman (Clara – Doctor Who), Jeri Ryan (7 of 9 – Star Trek), Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin – Gotham)

Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter’s Fair – September 12, 2015 – Kitchener Aud., Kitchener, Ontario – fashion show, vendor area, speaker panel, door prizes and a knitter’s spa 🙂

KAL/CALs

Sophie’s Universe CAL ending May 31st but pattern is still free through Ravelry.  Dedri Uys is the creator of pattern and the CAL is hosted on lookwhatimade.net.

#kiltmenowkal – Outlander inspired KAL on Instagram with The Knitmore Girls, The Geeky Girls Knit, Subway Knits and Yarngasm Podcasts – post pics of your Outlander inspired knits, crochet projects and spinning projects!

Behmalong – the never-ending Behmalong with The Knitmore Girls podcast – knit any of Martina Behm’s patterns and post pictures on instagram and in the thread on the Knitmore Girls Ravelry group.

Sheepy Spring Kal – The Geeky Girls Knit Podcast is doing a Springtime Kal!  It can be knitting, crochet or spinning, has to be started after March 1st and be finished by May 31st. It can be anything related to spring and you just post a picture on their contest thread in their ravelry group to enter.

Around your neck Kal – hosted by Diane of the Suburban Stitcher Podcast is holding a KAL for anything you can wrap around your neck – shawls, cowls, kerchiefs, scarves, etc. Starting June 1st and running to August 31st. You can include WIPs too and feel free to double, triple, quadruple dip into any other KALs you wish. You can find the full details at the Suburban Stitcher Ravelry Group.

FOs and HOs

Katy finished one of her Toasted Almond socks out of Red Heart Heart and Sole sock yarn in ‘Toasted Almond’. She is also 7 rows away from finishing her Mama Vertebrae!!! So next episode, she’ll have a FO!

Red Heart Heart & Sole sock in 'Toasted Almond'

Red Heart Heart & Sole sock in ‘Toasted Almond’

WIPs

Valerie is on the peach colour of her rainbow granny square afghan and it’s looking great! She’s also continuing on the Broad Ripple socks and her Easy Triangle Shawl.  She is also planning on casting on ‘The Age of Brass and Steam’ kerchief with her KnitPicks Hawthorne in ‘Ladd’s Addition’.

Katy is monogamously working on finishing her Mama Vertebrae out of Malabrigo Arroyo in ‘Aguas’. She also cast on the April shawl by Joji Locatelli with KnitPicks Palette in ‘Huckleberry Heather’ and is using clear rainbow beads with it. And she is also improvising a shawl with the ‘Peepaloo’ yarn she purchased from ‘Peepaloo Fields’ on Etsy.

NEEDS AND WANTS

Val wants to win the lottery! lol You know, like one does 😉 and she needs to stop going to Tim Hortons too much. They’re nice treats but too much is bad on the wallet. What Val wants to do is a 5K walk at some point, which is really awesome and inspiring 🙂 And she learned that she has been pretty social lately, which is also great… until you crash from so much fun 😉

Katy needs to eat healthier foods so she can get into better shape. She wants a Dean Ambrose logo tshirt from the WWE shop!!! Frickin fangirls keep buying them all!!!  What she wants to do this year is to win Stash Dash and complete her goal of knitting 3 thousand metres of yarn and get most of her wips done! She learned that Dean Ambrose and Renee Young are dating… so cute

YOU HAD US AT YARN!

Val spotted a really pretty skein of ‘Pink Pop’ yarn and ‘Ice Fishing’ at LYDIA Yarn on Etsy.  Both skeins are gorgeous and speckley!

Katy found lots of skeins of yarn that she liked at The Lemonade Shop on Etsy. There was Hippo Disco, Safety Dance, Princess of Power (which Val wanted too!), Sunday Morning and Sunshine + Lollipops! Basically, Katy wanted everything in that shop!

NEW STUFF

Val bought a pair of jeans from Old Navy that fit like a dream!  Also, she picked up a copy of ‘The Necromancer’ at the Book Outlet!

Katy got some awesome yarn as a gift for mother’s day – 2 skiens of Shibui Staccato in ‘Pool’, 1 skien of The Dye Guy Socky Talky in ‘Raspberry Custard’, 2 Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails in ‘Button Jar Blue’ and ‘Cathedral’ and 1 skein of Red Heart Heart and Sole in ‘Blackjack’.  She also picked up a folio case to match her Webster’s Pages planner and she ordered the Wonder Woman self-striping yarn from Desert Vista Dyeworks with a belated cash birthday gift. 🙂

Katy's mother's day gifts and her new book

Katy’s mother’s day gifts and her new book

WHAT WE’RE READING, WATCHING & LISTENING TO

Valerie is watching Outlander and enjoying it immensely, as is Katy. Valerie is also watching Game of Thrones and is pretty disappointed about the amount of alteration in the books – adding unnecessary issues and drama. Her husband saw Mad Max: Fury Road and loved it and Valerie watched As Above, So Below and thought it was an awesome scary movie!

Katy finished reading ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and found the movie to be very close to the book and she enjoyed it.  She’s watching Outlander, Finding Carter and lots of WWE events. She is starting to read ‘The Iron Thorn’ by Caitlin Kittredge and really likes ‘What Kind of Man’ by Florence and the Machine.

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