Episode 102: What day is it?

Welcome, week in review, what’s on the needles, The Knitting Guild Association Master Hand Knitter Program, Spinzilla plans, Red Barn Yarn contest, Loopy Academy, Ravelry Patterns, and life.

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String Theory

  • Spinning 12 in 2014 (50 Skeins in 2014) – 7 down, 5 more to go!


  • None – several coming up.
  • Abebooks.com


  • Red Barn Yarn – Name that Yarn Contest
    • The new yarn is a 2-ply worsted weight yarn spun from 45% merino, 40% alpaca, and 15% mohair with 225 yards per skein.
    • Entrants will need to submit their yarn name with an explanation of their inspiration to info@redbarnyarn.com. Please use “NAME THIS YARN CONTEST SUBMISSION” as the subject line in order to be eligible. While we’re encouraging creativity in all directions, we’d like to remind folks to keep it PG. November 15, 2014. Winners announced 11/25.
    • Grand Prize: 1 year subscription to Love of Knitting Magazine; a sweater’s worth of the as-yet-unnamed yarn (7 skeins, 1575 yards), and a special tag with their name on it for the first year of sales following this promotion.
    • Second & Third Place Runners-Up: 1 year subscription to Love of Knitting Magazine and 2 skeins of the as-yet-unnamed yarn (enough to make a shawl).
    • You can request a free sample of the yarn at info@redbarnyarn.com


  • 5 new designs in the works
  • Seasonal Sock Syndrome KAL
    • Summer Session ended September 21st
    • Fall session September 22nd to December 20th
  • Loopy Academy
    • Freshman Year, First Semester Assignments (each project needs to use at least 175 yards) September 3rd to December 31st:
      • 1. Cowl in a multi-colored (defined as 2 or more distinct colors in the same skein) or self-striping Fingering weight colorway
      • 2. Hat from a designer new to you, in a Sport or DK weight
      • 3. Mittens in a solid or semi-solid colorway in a Worsted weight (extra credit for using a new-to-you cast on or bind off).
  • Ravelry Patterns

Delusional Jabber

  • Reading (19 of 26)
    • Allegient by Veronica Roth
  • TV
    • Extant
    • Outlander
    • Gotta catch up on stuff!

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  1. Pingback: Accessories & Name the Yarn Update | Red Barn Yarn

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