Ep 103 recorded 2/16/22

A note on showlinks – all links to Ravelry are clearly labelled as such and all links for yarn are directly to the dyer’s website.

Be A Helper Craftalong

One 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!


Knights Who Say Knit by Mary Annarella of Lyrical Knits, a really fun Monty Python and the Holy Grail inspired pattern.  The knitting is done but I have about 100 ends to weave in.



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.

Earthrise, a new pattern of mine.

Lotus Mandala Vest by Morale Fiber, crochet vest.  

Started a second Lotus Mandala during the Knitathon 

Papillon/Butterfly shawl by MarinJa Knits

I’ve started spinning handspun yarn for the winner of my drawing for the Knitathon last weekend Out and About

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.

Stitches at Home Stitches West in person Mar 3-6 2022.

CT Sheep and Wool April 30, 2022

NH Sheep and Wool May 14 & 15, 2022

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

I’ve Got Sunshine

Last weekend I participated in the Knit For Food Knitathon last weekend – we raised over $270,000!!!  Crafters are amazing people and when we come together we can do amazing things. <3

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