Tuesday, August 12, 2014

JuniperGraceTube 16 : It's a Long Road to Green Gables

Welcome back my darling Junipers!!

We had a bit of a technological glitch this week so instead of the normal intro and outro tiles ... you get to see what I do RIGHT BEFORE I start podcasting... and usually block out... hahaha :)

Good thing we are wonderful friends hey?

This week's episode is a little longer but truly it's because we get to meet our Anne girl. And I hope that you love her just as much as I do.  I have some fun inspiration to share with you, some beautiful yarn, and the usual amount of EXTREME CHITTER CHATTER.

Grab that knitting and a delicious beverage and let us dive right on in:




Show Notes PARTAY:

THE PART WHERE I READ THINGS:

AROUND THE JUNIPER HOOD:

1) The Postcard wall of extravagant awesomeness wants you!  Thank you to all the Junipers that have participated so far and if you are interested in adding the awesomeness feel free to SEND ME A RAVELRY MESSAGE asking for my mailing address. 

2) Interactive fun on Instagram brought to you by TATTLY. 

 The choices

 The winner

3) We have an adorable BUMBLE BEE CHALLENGE AND GIVEAWAY.  Go check out the Ravelry group to see what you can do to help the bees and win a prize :)

4) FUN SWAPS about to happen in the group:
   All the details for these swaps are still in the works but feel free to visit the chat threads and let us know what you think :)

5) CALLING ALL TRIED AND TRUE BORSCHT RECIPES!

6) ALSO do you have any questions you are DYING to ask me???  Go visit the JuniperGraceTube Ravelry Group and Fire away!

ADVENTURES IN JUNIPERGRACE LAND

7) Camping Trip to Salt Spring Island!   We stayed at Ruckle Provincial Park. Pretty much on the ocean!  I found sheep and fleece for sale at the Heritage Farm, TONS of fresh produce, and visited my favorite yarn shop in Ganges ELDERBERRY YARNS.   I came home with some Elderberry yarn and Ancient Arts yarn in the Arctic Midnight colourway.


KNIT ALL THE THINGS:

8) My sweet Cowichan Sweater that I have spun the wool for .... is now... IN PROGRESS!  Using The I'm The Dude Jacket pattern from Yarnspirations.com I have decided to knit Bison on mine instead of Thunderbirds and I LOVE IT.

9) I have settled on the Pebble Beach Shawlette pattern by Helen Stewart for my beautiful blue EGGY JOHNSON FIBERWORKS yarn.

10) TWINSET DESIGNS PODCAST is having an AWESOME Knit Along (KAL).  The Clean Off Your Needles Knit Along.   I've joined in with my big basket of WIPS and the top four projects in rapid fire are:
          1) The Hogwart's Express Shawl by Susan Ashcroft.
          2) The Deneb Shawl by Heidi Braacx in Vegan Yarns.
          3) Emery by Shannon Cook
          4) Follow Your Arrow by Ysolde Teague

11) My fourth Stripe Study Shawl is coming along swimmingly.  Knit this time in Knitpicks Palette yarn.

12)  My August Socks!  Dancing Dog Dyeworks Twist Sock in the Mushroom Madness colourway.  I'm doing a sock weight version of the RYE pattern by Tin Can Knits
Photo courtesy of Cabinfour

INSPIRATION CORNER

13) The Hungriest Knitter aka Rachellynnec on Ravelry.... Inspiring me to knit the Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in the Faded Quilt Colourway.



14) Madeline Tosh Tumblr.   SOOOOO AMAZING!   I want all the neon unicorn tails! ALL OF THEM!

15) Westknits on Instagram.   GENIUS!   he posted a picture of the most amazing work in progress!  A Vertices Unite Shawl knit out of the neon Unicorn Tails by  Modular Modular. She even has an Etsy Shop where you can get BEAUTIFUL PROJECT BAGS!   LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT!   I think I'm going to knit my copy-cat-ish version in Rowan Fine Tweed.



Ok That should do it for me today!   Thanks for stopping by!   I miss you already!!

No really.... I miss you!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the fun crochet classes at Camp Aloha Friends! I've done a lot of crafting, but I've never made a granny square before and now I am totally hooked. Mahalo!

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