Ep 102 recorded 2/9/22

Knit For Food Knitathon THIS WEEKEND


Update as of posting this episode - over $181,000! Please donate! Help put us over $200K

Be A Helper Craftalong - Just over a month to go!

6th Be A Helper Craft-a-long has begun! We keep the rules simple.

  • Anything you make for any charity counts, doesn’t have to be knit/crochet/woven or spun. ANYthing you make for ANY charity.
  • One FO per submission
  • Donating blood counts too!
  • Contest ends when I wake up March 15 and close the form/thread.
  • Wips are always welcome
  • Partial FOs count, for example if you make a blanket strip and your local yarn shop sews them together to make full blankets, count your blanket strip.

One change this year – due to ongoing accessibility issues on Ravelery, I’ll hold this event both on and off Ravelry.  Last year we just used a  Google Form and that was hard for some folks, so this year there will be a chat thread and an FO thread on Rav, and for non-Rav users I’ll have a google form where you can link to your IG/FB/Twitter post showing your FO.

Link to submit your Finished Object/blood donation: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf08z2uqelVGeUBkm0fofQGveThChBBZzaMvNsRdlPlMzhbgA/viewform?usp=sf_link


A set of mini skeins from Unwind Yarn Company – especially exciting as Dana does not dye anymore.

Jen Lassonde of Downcellar Studio has very generously offered one of her patterns and a skein of yarn, thank you Jen!

One skein of yarn - currently a mystery thanks to shipping delays.


A sample I can’t talk about, I finished it December 30th and very proud of it

Star Wars scarf for Thing 2 



Recalibrate Top by Shana Lines using Nomad Yarn’s hand dyed cotton/rayon Gelato yarn.  I’m half way through the back panel in the yellow Gelato.

Knights Who Say Knit by Mary Annarella of Lyrical Knits, a really fun Monty Python and the Holy Grail inspired pattern.

Earthrise, a new pattern of mine inspired by the famous Nasa photo

Swatching for 4 new patterns, keep your ears peeled about those. 

Papillon/Butterfly shawl by MarinJa Knits

Out and About Virtually

Vogue Knitting Live Vogue Knitting Live @ Home Feb 17-20 and Mar 17-20.  Vogue Knitting Live in person in NYC is cancelled for 2022 but will be back Feb 9-12 2023

GGKCS podcast is having their annual Winter AL, visit their FB page for more details.

Down Cellar Studio’s Pigskin party is ending this weekend – be sure to get your points in.

Stitches at Home Feb 12-13, Stitches West in person Mar 3-6 2022.

If you have any events you’d like me to share please email me windsweptmonique@gmail.com

I’ve Got Sunshine

My 6-year old helped me plan the garden this year.  

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