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Friday, August 19, 2011

Ain't It Fresh (Oregon)

Listen To Episode 29 Here!

I just love my Lo Lo Bar by Bar Maids!! There is truly nothing like it! 

When in the Portland area, don't miss Fabric Depot or The Button Emporium.  You'll probably find me there.

Sock Summit 2011 was amazing as expected and one of the highlights was getting to meet all of you at the Multi-podcasters Meet-n-greet.  Thank you for making my day.  You guys ROCK!!

Yes, there really are chicken saddles and I hope I never need to use one.


Up for trade is a Philosopher's Wool Co. Color Your Own sweater kit in the Peacock colorway.  This kit is gorgeous and is worth $120.  If you have something you would like to trade for the sweater kit which is of equal or greater value and is preferably craft related, please contact us!


Finished binding off my Camp KIP Knit-a-long, Daybreak Shawl by Stephen West thanks to Cindy (cperrine)

Finished and sent off the February Lady Sweater I was knitting for my mom for Mother's Day.  Better late than never, I say.

Finished my Black Sheep Gathering Knit-a-long, Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West done in my handspun and I just love the colors. Thanks to Daily Fibers by Jan (worldygirl) and Navajo Plying, I have a lovely striped kerchief shawl to be proud of.

Cast on for "Dread Stocking Randall" and am making good progress.  I'll post pics when it's complete.

I made this little teepee for the girls from an Ikea duvet cover.  It turned out so cute and they love it!

And my garden is in full swing even though we got a late start here due to the move.  The weather has just started to warm and set things in motion so all is well.


Snoqualmie Whistle Stop Red Cabernet Merlot 2008  As everything we have encountered so far in Oregon, this wine does not disappoint.  Rick is a fan of Merlot and I am a fan of Cabernet and this wine is a perfect blending.  Not too fruity, not too dry.  Goes great with Moonstruck Chocolate!


My review this week was on In-Spin-Knit-Y Blocking Wires.  These are a super product.  Light, flexible, keep their shape and are easy to store.  They will get ALOT of use in the Riley house! 
Check 'em out!

We leave you with this catchy tune from Alcyon Massive Ain't It Fresh (The Oregon Song).  Can't get it out of your head can you?

Thanks listeners!  We love you!  If you wish to contact us, you can find me as Thriftyknitter on Ravelry or write us at theknitwits@comcast.net.  We love to hear from you!

They're Baaaaaack!

Listen to Episode 28 Here!

Congratulations to the winners of the Name the Chicken Contest!

Runners up:
jolafson - "Henrietta"
wittylittleknitter - "Dixie"
yarnaddict - "Penelope"
queu - Mary Cricket

And the Winner is:
Flutterbys = "Daisy"

You may have heard us raving about our wonderful neighborhood market, New Seasons Market.  We love it!!

Have you checked out the Clothed in the Lamb Podcast?  We're always happy to hear of new podcasts and this one has a Chinese flair which leads us to I Like Chinese.

If you are ever in the Portland area between July and September, don't miss the Hood River Valley Fruit Loop.  Amazing local fruits, vegetables and wine.  Even an Alpaca Farm and yarn shop!


Viento Sangiovese Rose 2010 This one was a hit with both of us even though we have never liked Rose.  We are both big fans of Sangiovese, though and this was a perfect blend of Sangiovese and NICE!

February Lady Sweater for my mother.  Nearly finished!

The Camp KIP knit-a-long, The Daybreak Shawl by Stephen West hit a snag when I ran out of yarn 30 stitches from finishing the bind off.  Fortunately one of our listeners has already contacted me with extra yarn for my needs!   


Here is the beautiful  green Mixed BFL from Daily Fibers aka the talented Jan (Worldygirl) that I spun up.  Four more hanks to spin and I can start a sweater!
And here's what I have been spinning up on my Little Gem: River's Edge Fiber Arts Screaming Wild Monkeys in the Tigerlily colorway.

I hope you all had a wonderful time at Sock Summit and if you weren't able to join us, please try to make it next time.  It was awesome meeting everyone!!

We hope to be at Oregon Flock and Fiber in Canby, OR on Sept. 24 and 25, 2011  See you there!

Thank you to all our listeners who hung in there with us through the move across the country.  You are true friends!!

Contact us at theknitwits@comcast.net, or on Ravelry as Thriftyknitter, or leave a comment.  We love to hear from you!