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 rotten ūüėČ

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.