…and Straight On ‘Til Morning.

And Straight On ‘Til Morning

We will be having a raffle as a fundraiser for Love on a Leash Rescue, Inc.  There will be 4 prizes (pictured below, click to embiggen).  You must be present to win.  Here’s how it works.

First, every goody bag will have 2 raffle tickets.  That way everyone has a chance to win.  If you wish to improve your chances, you can make a donation using the buttons below.  A $2 donation will get you 1 additional raffle ticket.  A $5 donation will get you 3 additional raffle tickets, and a $10 donation will get you 6 additional tickets.  I will not be taking donations in exchange for raffle tickets at the event, so all donations must be made through this site prior to the event.  If you would like to know more about the prizes, please feel free to watch the video

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Can’t wait to see you all there!

Knit Dizzney 2015 (or Laura and Jen get pixie-dusted)

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Come spend the day at the Disneyland Resort with Dizzy Blonde Studios and The Knotty Girls!  You can purchase tickets online, or purchase them at the park.  The official Knit Dizzney meet-up will be at the Hearthstone Lounge in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at 2:00pm.

This makes it feasible for you to enjoy either park, or just join us for the meet-up and not miss out!  We’ll have goodie bags for the first 40 fiber crafters to arrive, as well as some fun games and prizes.  Of course, there will be plenty of time to sit, knit/crochet and visit during the most crowded part of the day. If you’re just coming to the meet-up, there is free parking in the Downtown Disney parking lot for up to 3 hours, or up to 5 hours with validation from one of the Downtown Disney restaurants or cinema.  Hearthstone Lounge DOES NOT validate, so plan accordingly.   So come join us for a day of fun, fiber & frivolity!

And if spending time at the Happiest Place on Earth with a bunch fiber fanatics isn’t enough, there’s also a ton of exclusive swag, but only for a limited time, so get yours now by filling in the pre-order form at the bottom of this post.  T-shirt pre-orders close August 4th, yarn pre-orders will close on August 14, 2015, as will the project bags, if we haven’t sold out before then.

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For more information on the yarn see Dizzy Blondes Studios’ post “Think Happy Thoughts!”

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For mor information on the project bags see Dizzy Blonde Studios’ post “Once Upon a Tink”

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And finally, for more information about the t-shirts please see Dizzy Blonde Studios’ post “Tink Dizzney T-shirts!”

 

  ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED

 Thank you!

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Episode 49: Sweaters for Fish (Or Laura and Jen Embrace the Wrong)

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Catching Up: (0:20)

Jen has been working out to get into shape some more and she’s enjoying it, but it’s hard. She’s been working on pattern writing. She’s really loving the new season of Orphan Black. She and Ron have been working on the music. And she’s enjoying Mad Men but is sad to see it go.

Laura is normalizing to her new job. She got her new shipment from Annie Modesitt’s yarn club and it’s really, really pretty. It’s inspired by a moth. And the extra is a matching bag from Namaste. She’s working on the Sunnydale Yarn Club Patrol 4 Sign ups. We talk a little bit about Season 4 of Buffy. Even if you don’t join to club, join the Dizzy Color Ravelry Group to talk about Buffy. She’s also preparing for a trunk show at Ewe+You. She’s also working on a new yarn club (Teaser!).

In the Knitting Bag: (14:01)

Jen has been working on the Ysolda Teague’s Wee Envelope out of Oink Pigments in purple. She’s working on the Baby Yours Sweater by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee out of Cascade 220 SW Sport. She’s regretting not getting the worsted for the blanket, because it’s taking forever. She is working on Rainbow socks out of White Birch Fiber Arts self-striping sock yarn in Fade to Gray (rainbow and grey self-striping). She only works on one sock at a time. She worked on that up at a show at the Groundlings. She is working on her sample for Sunnydale so she can take pictures.

Laura is working on a hat for Halos of Hope out of Knit Picks Brava. These seem to be her standard Disneyland knitting. She is also casting on the Carson Shawl by Romi Hill out of Forbidden Woolery Pride Fingering. This is her Knitalong (or Slackalong) with her friend. And she is almost done with Swirl Hat (Crochet) from Patons out of Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in black.

Finished Objects: (24:03)

Jen blocked her Baby Yours sweater and it’s not seamed. She has a ton of partially finished stuff, but nothing finished. She is struggling with inspiration to knit.

Laura had hoped to finish her Swirl Hat, but isn’t done. But she will be done with it tomorrow.

Jen is sad about her lack of finishing. We need a finishing bootcamp.

We mention Stash Dash by the Knitgrillls and Miss Kalendar’s Finishuary.

Devil’s Tower: (27:24)

Jen’s Devil’s Tower is languishing.

Laura pulled out Carson, even though she hadn’t really started, but she had swatched so that’s kind of started. Her Ink by Hanna Maciejewska is going to escape and get worked on at some point.

Frog Pond: (28:52)

Jen is not challenging herself as a knitter, so she has no Frog pond.

Laura has been having some issues with her Swirl Hat because it’s black yarn and crochet and she’s not really used to it.

We want to hear about your frog ponds in the episode thread!

On Deck: (31:00)

Jen doesn’t feel like knitting and is so uninspired she’s not queuing patterns.

Laura used up all her On Decks forever in the last episode, with all of her Amy Herzog sweaters. She needs to make herself go kits, because all her yarn will be inaccessible for a while due to some home remodeling. She’s overwhelmed by her list a bit, but we love all the designers.

But as a bonus, Jen learned the difference between a bedroom and a bonus room!

Knit Culture: (33:52)

Jen has been feeling uninspired, so we talk about our knitting inspiration. Jen is inspired by her awesome friends who knit and crochet. For example, one of her friends has been posting her Sophie’s Universe crochet projects. Her friend Melissa (who is well known to regular listeners) is an inspiration because of her color sense.

Laura is inspired by her friend Dorothy, who is an amazing lace knitter.

Jen and Laura’s mutual friend Erica makes excellent sweaters and her finishing work is amazing.

Laura gets hugely inspired by yarns: colors, groupings, etc. Jen used to have this inspiration but lately she hasn’t been feeling it. While this keeps her from buying too much yarn, she wants it to be more of a struggle.

Jen’s friend Sarah is an amazing knitter, especially double knitting.

Jen and Laura both find specific patterns pretty inspiring. We talk about how Kristin Omdahl has helped us reconsider crochet.

Jen also talks about her friend Sandra who is an amazing fiber artist and does really cool yarn bombing projects and also other fiber art installations (including sweaters for fish).

And of course Laura’s first inspiration was her friend Jen (different Jen) who taught her how to knit initially.

So who are your real life knitting inspirations?

Geek Culture: (50:19)

Agents of SHIELD has been awesome lately! And we are excited to see Age of Ultron. Jen wants to do a Marvel Cinematic Universe marathon.

We also think Hot Topic Marvel Line.

We’re also a disappointed at the lack of Black Widow on Avengers merchandise.

Upcoming Events: (54:48)

Laura has a trunk show at Ewe and You on May 31st, for their first anniversary.

We will be doing our own version of World Wide Knit in Public Day on June 20th from 2:30 to 5:30 at the Five O’Clock Winde Bar in Alamitos Bay Marina (right next to a yarn store).

Camp CogKNITive is August 21-23, Camarillo, CA. It’s a great and relaxing weekend.

Knit Dizzney will Sunday, September 13th, 2015. There will be T-shirts, project bags, and exclusive yarn available for pre-order. The meetup will be at 2pm at the Hearthstone Lounge in the Grand Californian.

Yarnosphere is October 17-18 EXPO Art Center in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach. Laura is vending.

Want Knotty Girls Swag? You can get some by donating! Click the donate button in the right sidebar! $10 gets you a set of stitch markers, $20 gets you a project bag, and $25 gets you both! Please include your name and mailing address when you donate and specify if you want crochet or knitting type stitch markers if applicable.