Thursday, January 15, 2015

Episode 26:

You can listen directly to the podcast here!

Hello and welcome to the KnitSip podcast, a beverage themed knitting podcast.  I'm your host Shannon and you can find me as:

snotestine - Ravelry
KnitSip - Plurk, Twitter, Everlapse, Tumblr and MyFitnessPal
KnitSip2013 - Instagram

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Sipping
Spilled Beverages
Your Drink is Ready
Barista
Drive Through
Tips

Sipping
Harvest Dew socks by Rose Hiver
Regia Strata, US 2 = 2.75 mm

Hat/Cowl (improvising a design)
Inspired by a cowl that also can turn into a hat and uses 2 different types of yarn
Prism Yarn Saki (75% SW Merino, 25% nylon) fingering weight yarn in a spruce green color
Malabrigo Rios (100% SW Merino) in the Ravelry Red color way

Specialty Drinks
February Snuggles KAL/CAL/SAL
KnitSip listeners can participate by knitting, corcheting or sewing blanket liners for their areas local animal shelters.  Standard sizes are 14"x14", 24"x24" and 36"x36".  Head over to www.snugglesproject.com for more info, a listing of participators and some free patterns.  Also check out Ravelry and use the tag snuggles to look for more patterns.

Apple Blossom and Ewe February Love KAL/CAL/SAL
Hosted by Sarah (appleblossomsf) and Matt (navy1990) are hosting this KAL.  The theme is LOVE, however you want to interpret it.  It could be classic "love" colors, or something made for a loved one.  Heart shaped cables anyone?  Anything that you can tie into the theme of love counts!

Countdown to Outlander KAL
Hosted on Instagram, #kiltmenow or #countdowntooutlander, this KAL (CAL and SAL counts too) is hosted by the knitmore girls, the geek girls podcast, subway knits and the yarngasm podcast.  It's a fun way to participate and wait for the next installment of the hit HBO series Outlander.

Barista
The Fiberista Files (video)
Heather, boutrosbabe on Ravelry, is the brilliant dyer behind Highland Handmades yarn, fiber and spindles.  I've met Heather "in real life" a couple of times and she is just as outgoing, adoreable and funny in person as she is on her podcast.  Heather has superb color sense and I love seeing all of her creativity.  You can find her podcast on iTunes, youtube and on her blog thefiberistafiles(dot)com.  Check out her awesome designs on Ravelry to go with your fabulous Highland Handmade products.


Your Drink is Ready
Nymphalidea
Knitty Deep Fall 2013
Regia Flouromania and Dyed in the Wool fingering weight in the Tardis blue color way.
US 6 = 4.0 mm

The First Draft Shetland Top, 4 oz. in the Easter Egg color way. Total yardage of 158 yards of Navajo plyed yarn.

Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top (100% Pollworth) in the What Demon Possesed Me? color way, Total yardage is

Lined Beanie by Heather Kinne
Ravlery pattern
US 4= 3.0 mm
Won this yarn 2 years ago at KITM 2013.

Drive Through
Cynthia's Too Open Knit
Saturday January 17th 11 am - 3 pm, this is free and anyone who would like to attend.  This Open Knit is located at Cynthia's Too Yarn Shop which is located at 320 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Episode 25:

You can listen directly to the podcast here!

Hello and welcome to the KnitSip podcast, a beverage themed knitting podcast. I'm your host Shannon and I'm:

snotestine - Ravelry
KnitSip    -  Plurk, Twitter, Everlapse, Tublr and MyFitnessPal
KnitSip2013 - Instagram

In Line
Podcast will now be published on the 1st and the 15th of every month.  I will be hosting KAL's and "events" throughout the year and include (but not limited to):

February - Snuggles KAL/CAL/SAL
                  February 7, 2015 is Knit Michigan in Bloomfield Hills
July - Christmas in July
          Tour de Fleece
August - Michigan Fiber Festival
September - Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival
October - Spinzilla
November - Knittin' in the Mitten
Nov. thru Dec. - Holiday Finishing

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to sharing 2015 with everyone!

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Spilled Beverages
Sipping
Specialty Drinks
Your Drink is Ready
Barrista
Cafe Menu
Drive Through
Tips

Spilled Beverages
One of Serenity's foot straps broke stalling my spinning (yet again).

Multnomah is still in timeout.  I will get back to it eventually.

Sipping
Nymphalidea by Melinda VerMeer
Knitty Deep Fall 2013
Regia Flourmania (blues and neon yellow) and Dyed in the Wool fingering weight yarn (Tardis blue)
US 6 = 4.0 mm

Harvest Dew by Rose Hiver
Free Ravelry pattern
Regia Strata
US 2 = 2.75 mm

Spinning:
-Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top (Polworth - my fav.) in the What Demon Possesed Me
-NummaNumma 100% SW Merino in the Sangria colr way

Specialty Drinks
15 in 2015 Ravelry Group
(Because I'm crazy that way.)  I've decided to join and participate in the 15 in 2015 Ravelry group by challenging myself to:
- 15 charity hats
- 15 bobbins of spinning
- 15 socks (individual, not pairs - not yet that crazy)
- Try 15 different techniques
- Use 15 skeins of yarn/fiber from stash
- To lose (and keep off) 15 lbs in 2015

Your Drink is Ready
Careless Shawl by Kimberly Gintar of The Giving Flower Designs
$5.00 Ravelry pattern
Hippie Penguin Fibers, 100% SW Merino in the Halfling color way
US 6 = 4.0 mm

22.5 by Martina Behm
Free pattern on Ravelry
Deborah Norville Serenity Sock yarn
US 4 = 3.0 mm

Barrista
Yarnderwoman Podcast (video)
This wondeful podcast is hosted by Melinda who is Yarnderwoman on Ravelry.  I love listening to Melinda's Australian accent.  Melinda is easy to listen to and fun to watch.  If you're not one of the over 800 members watching her head over to YouTube or the Yarnderwoman Ravelry group and check her out.

BookishStitcher Podcast (video)
This awesome video podcast is hosted by Jeanette, who is BookishStitcher on Ravelry, whom I've met "in real life" at Knittin in the Mitten 2014.  Jeanette is just as fabulous in person as she is on her podcast.  Very well spoken this is another podcast that I love to watch.  Check her out on YouTube or you can also check out her Ravelry group.

JABAK Podcast (audio)
This is hosted by Heather, TopHat on Ravelry, and is podcasted from the Bay Area in California.  (My grandparents lived in Menlo Park, Ca and I loved visiting them frequently.)  I love hearing about Heathers knitting, her biking excursions and the different areas her and her family go.  It's like taking a tour of the Bay Area without having to get on a plane or even leave your house.

Cafe Menu
Fruit Pizza - Recipe found on All Recipes.  Sugar cookie crust, cream cheese spread with fruit on top.  This is now going to be a Christmas dessert every year.

Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce
(Think Tiger Dill Sauce from Outback Steakhouse)
All of these ingrediants are added to your preferred taste

Sour Cream
Horseradish
Dill (dried)
Garlic (minced)
fresh ground black pepper
Heavy Cream

Scoop some Sour Cream into serving dish and add Horseradish, Garlic, Dill and Pepper to taste.  Mix everything well.  Add some Heavy Cream to thin out the sauce.  You can refrigeratge or enjoy immediately.  This sauce goes really well with beef but can also be used for pork or poultry.

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters every Thursday at the Biggby coffee shop in Gaylord, MI from 4 - 8 pm.  Come and knit (or crochet or spin) and sip as well as enjoy free wifi.  Open to both the fiber and non-fiber enthusiasts.

Cynthia's Too Open Knit
Saturday January 3, 2015 from 11 am - 3 pm at Cynthia's Too Yarn shop located at 320 East Mitchell Street Petoskey, MI.  This is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.

Tips
Thank  you so much to first time and reaturning listeners.  Please check out the KnitSip Ravelry group for even more fun.  Please come back on January 15th for episode 26!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Special episode: KITM Re-cap

You  can listen directly to the podcast here!

Here is a special episode of the KnitSip podcast.  This is a Knittin' in the Mitten (KITM) re-cap.  I hope you enjoy the episode.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Episode 24: Monster Mash

You can listen directly to the podcast here!

Hello and welcome to the KnitSip podcast, a beverage themed knitting podcast.  

Show notes are coming very soon.  (It's late and I'm very tired right now.  Shownotes should be up tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday October 29th.)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Episode 23: Back to School

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Hello and welcome to the KnitSip podcast, a beverage themed knitting podcast.  I'm your host Shannon and I known as:
Snotestine - Ravelry
KnitSip - Plurk, Twitter, Everlapse, Tumblr, Flickr, MyFitness Pal
KnitSip 2013 - Instagram

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Spilled Beverages
Re-organizing the stash!  Reclaiming the "crap room" and turning it back into the Craft Room.  Slowly but surely.  If I'm brave enough I'll show you the before pictures.  (Beware, it's frightening.)

Serenity, my Kromski mintrel spinning wheel and I are taking a little break from each other.  I'm having difficulty spinning because my ply keeps breaking and I'm getting frustrated.  So we are having some time apart and when I find more patience I will come back to spinning on her.

Sipping
Jaywalkers by Grumperina
Biscotte & Cie, Felix base, Watermelon colorway
LOVE!!  US 2 = 2.75 mm

Honey Cowl by Purl Soho
Spartacus Dyes in the "Oh There You Are Perry" color way
US 4 = 3.5 mm

Round Head in a Square Hat by Elsteffo Designs
Using my very own handspun
US 4 = 3.5 mm

Specialty Drinks
Outlandish KAL
Sponsored by Appleblossom and Ewe podcast
AppleblossomSF (Sarah) and Navy1990 (Matt) are sponsoring this wonderful Outlander themed KAL.  Choose from:
- Among the Heathers
- Claire's Shawl
- Jacobean Shawl

Count Down to Outlander KAL
Sponsored by the Knitmore Girls, Yarngasm, Subway Knits and Geek Girls podcast
This KAL is don on Instagram, post pictures of finished objects and tie it in to the Outlander series.  Use your creativity and see what others have done.  Use #countdowntooutlanderKAL when posting pictures to Instagram.

Classic Knits KAL
sponsored by A Homespun House and the Yarngasm podcast
Knit any "classic" aka popular designs on Ravelry and post them to the Homespun House and/or Yarngasm Ravelry group.  The guidlines are very liberal so check out their groups for more info and to see what everyone else is up to.

Geek Univeristy Ravelry Group
Come and get a majors degree in your favorite geeky subject.  This is a new Ravelry group and offers a few 100 and 200 level classes right now.  This is the first semester and the second semester sign up will open after the start of the new year.  Choose from 5 different geeky majors.  They include:
- Space Exploration (Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Trek, Star Gate, etc.)
- Animation Art (Disney, Pixar, Anime, etc.)
- Majic Spells and Potions (Fairy Tales, Unce Upon a Time, Lost Girl, etc.)
- Paranormal Events (Supernatural, Ghosts, Vampires, Werewolves, MIB, etc.)
- Historical Mysteries (Historical Fiction, Steam Punk, Diesel Punk, etc.)
-Heroes and Villains (Comic books, Superheroes, Avengers, X-Men, Agents of Shield, etc.)

The Head Mistress of this University is RoseCottage (Holly) and the Dean of Students is Domesticangel (Denise).  Head over to the Geek University Ravelry group an check out this awesome group.  Earn a college degree tuition free!

Barrista
DancingGeek Podcast
hosted by DancingGeek (James)
This is a fabulous video podcast and is available through iTunes.  Also check out DancingGeeks Raverly group for more fabulous knitting.  James is in the UK and is fantastic to watch.  This podcast is relatively new and only has a few epsisodes but they are definately worth watching!

Knit 1 Geek 2
hosted by Karen and Maggie
This awesome audio podcast is hosted by knitwit1912 (Karen) and MASalter (Maggie).  They cover all things geeky and knitting (my two favorite subjects).  They are based in Canada and are absolutely hysterical to listen too.  If you haven't checked them out you must listen to them.  Especially if you are into geeky things!



Click for Babies KAL
hosted by Katie
Join Jetgirl1313 (Katie) of the Knittin' on the Fly video podcast as she and others knit or crochet premie and babies hats for the month of October.  October is Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness month so knit, crochet, sew, etc a premie or baby hat in a purple or mostly purple color and send the hats to Katie.  Prizes will be randomly drawn for participant in this KAL.

Your Drink is Ready
Hermoines Everyday Sock
Classic Knits KAL
Dances with Wool fingering weight, US 2= 2.75 mm

Boot Socks #2 for Mom
#countdowntooutlanderKAL
Viking of Norway, Viking Raggen, 70% superwash 30% nylon, 225 meters / 250 yards

Baby tube socks
my own design using left over Regia fingering weight yarn in a light blue color

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters
Every Thursday from 4-8 pm at the Biggby coffee shop in Gaylord Michigan by I-75.  This is free and open to anyone who would like to sit and knit (or crochet) with us.

Cynthia's Too Open Knit
Saturday October 4th from 11 am - 3 pm.  This is free and open to everyone.  Located at 320 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI.

Knitting Bingo
At Cynthia's Too Yarn Shop
Thursday October 9, 2014 from 5:30 - 7 pm.  Bring a hat to donate to the Children's Oncology Unit at University of Michigan, the person with the brightest hat wins a free Bingo card.  Bingo cards are $3/per card.  Buy as many cards as you like.  Bring extra or left over buttons as Bingo chips.  Pop and popcorn will be provided by Cynthia.

PJ Party at Cynthia's
Wednesday October 22, 2014 from 5:30 - 7 pm.  Wear your PJ's and slippers to this fun filled evening event.  The person with the oddest slippers wins a special prize!  This is free and open to eveyone.  Bring a munchie to pass and/or wine or just bring yourself.  Fun to be had by all.

That's the end of the show thank you so much for listening.  Please come back again and until next time I hope you find plenty of time to knit and sip.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Episode 22: Here Me Are

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Welcome to the KnitSip podcast, a beverage themed podcast.  My name is Shannon and you can find me as:

Snotestine - Ravelry
KnitSip - Plurk, Twitter, Everlaspe, Tumblr, Flickr and MyFitnessPal
KnitSip2013 - Instagram

Place Your Order
Sipping
Spilled Beverages
Specialty Drinks
Your Drink is Ready
Barrista
On Tap
Drive Through
Tips

Sipping
Boot Socks for Mom
Viking of Norway, Viking Raggen (70% SW, 30 Nylon).  Knits like butter!!!
US 4 = 3.5 mm
Knitting 2nd pair of sock.

Multnomah
free Rav. download
Using my own Handspun
US 7 = 4.5 mm
Almost finished with increases, next will be lace edging.

Spinning on my spindle
merino, yellow with splashes of pink.  Spinning on my Dragon Tree Tool from Highland Handmades.  Going slowly but surely.

Spinning on Serenity
Serenity, my Krimski Minstrel, spinning Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top, 100% Polworth in the Not Soon Effaced colorway.  (2 lbs total, 4 braids)  Took 2 braids, 8 oz, and tore apart the braid seperating by color.  Will spin like colors with like, giving it a slightly gradient effect.  Will spin the last 2 braids as is.  My goal is to have a fractally spun finished yarn.

Spilled Beverages
Knitting on charity hat but not liking how the hat was turning out.  The hat was turning out too big for a child.

Specialty Drinks
Outlandish Shawl KAL
AppleBlossom and Ewe group, AppleblossSF (Sarah) and navy1990 (Matt), KAL with the group while watching/listening/reading the Outlander series.  Going on now thru October, pick from several different patterns.
- Claires Shawl
-Among the Healther
-Jacobean Shawl

Countdown to Outlander KAL
hosted by the Knitmore Girls, Yarngasm, Geeky Girls and Subway Knits podcasts.  This is done via Instagram, #countdowntooutlander, post pictures of your Outlanderish knitting.  Check out their Ravelry groups as well for more info, guidance and inspiration.

Classic Knits KAL
Co-hosted by Molly (Homespunhouse - Rav.) of the A Homespun House podcast and Kristin (vollenvine - Rav.) of the Yarngasm podcast.  This is a friendly KAL (or CAL) for those who want to knit "classic" patterns that are available of Ravelry.  "Classic knits" is loosely define.  Pretty much any popular pattern (again use your own discretion) on Ravelry.  Head over to either group for further details and inspiration.

Getting Ahead of the Game KAL
Hosted by Kay (bryonybear - Rav.) and Dan (obiwanknitter - Rav.) of the Bakery Bears Podcast. This is a way to get jump started on your Christmas knitting. Just think instead of a mad dash to finish you too can have visions of sugar plums on Christmas Eve. I plan on making quite a few filled slippers for the family as gifts this year.

Your Drink is Ready
Jumping ahead on Snuggles
2 crocheted snuggles, 3 strand worsted weight acrylic held together using an N hook = 10.0 mm.
Sadie (blueruin - Rav.) of the Yarnivore podcast does a yearly snuggles KAL/CAL/SAL in February.  There's also a friendly podcaster competition too, or you can go solo.  Check out snuggles.org for more info, guidlines and free patterns.

Mermaid Lagoon Socks
knit for mom (NoniNunes - Rav.) and she loves them!  Mermaid Lagoon, Knitty.com 2009, free pattern.  Sadie (blueruin - Rav.) of the yarnivore podcast is the designer.
A Geeks Yarn, Lakeshore colorway, US 2 = 2.75 mm needle

Boot Socks for Mom
Viking or Norway, Viking raggen (70% superwash wool, 30% nylon), 225 meters/250 yards,
US 4 = 3.5 mm
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this yarn.  So soft, knits like butter!!
Made tallish boot sock for mom, had about 15 - 25 yards left over.  Won the knitting chicken game!
Crocheted & Knit T-shirt
My own design using Caron Country in a purlple color, H hook =  5.0 mm and US 7 = 4.5 mm

Handspun
I'm using my own handspun to knit my Multnomah Shawl. 2 ply yarn of unkown type of wool, 478 yards of a DK/worsted weight yarn.

Barrista
Bakery Bears Podcast (Video)
Kay (Bryonybear - Rav.) and Dan (Obiwanknitter- Rav.) co-host this lovely podcast.  Kay is the fabulous designer behind the Mrs. Baker Bear and Mr. Bakery Bear patterns available on Ravelry. As the mom of an 8 year old little boy I love the cameo their little one sometimes makes.
You can expect to see fabulous knitting, fantastic Lego builds, Kay's beautiful knitting bags and knitting at some great locations in the UK.  Check them out!

Appleblossom and Ewe Podcast (Video)
Sarah (ApplebloosomSF - Rav.)  and Matt (navy1990 - Rav.) are back to hosting this wonderful and uplifting podcast. Watching them is very uplifting and inspirational. Sarah is the wonderful designer behind
Yarns and Tales Podcast (Audio)
This is a wonderful audio podcast that is available through iTunes. I wasn't able to find a Ravelry group but was able to find a Facebook page. Lea is the host and has a wonderful southern drawl. She is funny and very positive to listen to. Her episodes generally run about 30 minutes. Check her out I'm sure you'll enjoy listening.
The KAL Gals Knitcast (Audio)
is audio podcast is done by a fantastic duo, Josie (JosieLynne - Rav.) and Sophia (phiden - Rav.). They podcast from opposite coasts and have a monthly KAL that anyone can join in on. I won't lie I totally drank the Kool Aid and wanted to cast on everything they were talking about. After stepping back from that crazy knitting ledge I continued to listen to every episode they have. Both Josie and Sophia are naturally at ease with each other and in front of the mike. Check them out and check out their Ravelry group.

On Tap
I have been infusing alcohol and vinegar (not together). It's really easy to do. Take any fruit of your choice (I usually use 2-3 pints of fruit) that's fresh and in season then submerge with your choice of alcohol or vinegar. I have done this with vodka, white rum and white wine vinegar. Make sure the fruit is washed and the liquid covers the fruit. Set in the back of the fridge for 14 - 30 days. Pour back into original container and it would help to label what fruit you used to infuse it with.

After I'm done infusing the alcohol I put the fruit in a small saucepan with 2 1/2 cups sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a rolling boil stirring pretty constantly. Reduce heat slightly (medium to medium-high) and reduce the liquid by at least 1/3. Remove from heat and let cool some. Pour into a safe container and refrigerate. This makes a tasty jam with a kick. Don't worry all the alcohol will be boiled (cooked) out. The jam will have the taste of whatever alcohol was infused with the fruit. Goes great with toast, crackers and cheese, over ice cream, etc.

On the House
If you won a prize from last episode and haven't done so, please contact me. I sent out prizes to those who did contact me. I hope you liked your prizes and thanks for listening.

In this episode I featured a couple of designers who are also podcasters. As a way to support fellow podcasters and wonderful designers I will be giving 2 people the pattern of their choice from either designer. Leave a comment in episode 22 for a chance to win. If you can't wait until next time check out Kay's designs or Sarah's designs. Both are fabulous!

Drive Through
Almost every Thursday I can be found knitting with the Gaylord knitters at the Bigbby coffee shop in Gaylord, Mi from 4-8 PM. This is free and open to anyone. Come knit, enjoy free wifi and just all sound fun.

Cynthia's Too Open Knit
Saturday September 6th from 11 am - 3 pm at Cynthia's Too yarn shop. Karen will be giving a blocking demonstration using blocking wires. This is free and open to anyone who wants to attend.

Tips
Thank you for listening. If you're a new listener that for giving me a try. If you're a returning listener bless you and this for coming back.

A thank you and shout out to the swap angels of the Sherlock Holmes Read Along Group. I loved everything that I received. Thank you, thank you.

Another shout out to Diane (knitabulls - Rav.), I won a braid of fiber in one of her giveaway threads. It's a 4 oz. braid of Numma Numma in the Sangria color way. It's absolutely gorgeous and I have been admiring it quite a bit.

Please come back for episode 23 and until then I hope you find plenty of time to knit and sip.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Episode 21: Knitting Chipmunks

Listen directly to the podcast here!

Thank you for your patience.  I hope you enjoy the episode.

Place Your Order
Sipping
Specialty Drinks
On the House
Drive Through
Tips

Sipping
Mermaid Lagoon Socks
Knitty Summer 2009, free pattern, cuff down
A Geeks Yarn in the lakeside color way
US 2 = 2.75 mm

Spinning on my Kromski spinning wheel named Serenity.
Fiber Addiction batts in the Like Whoa color way

Drop Spindling beautiful yellow merino, love!

Specialty Drinks
Peggy sue by Wooly Mammoth Designs
Free Rav. pattern, top down raglan.  Participating in the Vintage: 1950's KAL group on Ravelry

Stash Dash 2014
Sponsored by the Knit Girllls podcast and Ravelry group
Goal: knit, crochet, spin, tat, weave, et. 5,000 meters (or 5,470 yards) by August 8, 2014.
A wonderful challenge with lots support and some friendly encouragement as well as a little good sported competition.

Cynthia's Too Charity Hat Drive 2014
Goal: knit 175 hat by November 2014.  These hats will be donated locally to those who need them.

A Homespun House Craft-a-long
Molly (ahomespunhouse - Ravelry) the podcaster behind A Homespun House video podcast is hosting a craft-a-long (CAL).  Anything besides knitting counts.  Check out her Ravelry group for guidelines and inspiration.

Your Drink is Ready
Moonkoosa Boots by Tiny Owl Knits
$5.00 Ravelry pattern
Stonehedge Fiber Mills Shephards Worsted (held double to make a bulky weight yarn) in the lime green color way.  These boots are very Grinch-like.

Jeck Socks by Regina Satta
free pattern on Ravelry, cuff down
Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock in the Aegir color way, US 2 = 2.75 mm

Hanspun Pillow Covers
1 - knit, 1 - crochet

On The House
Congrats to the prize winners

Ravelry group membership winner is: ATexasYarn, who won a skein of Plymoths Coffee Beanz yarn.

KnitSip Blog follower winner is: Tracee, who won a skein of Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock in the Federal color way.

KnitSip Ravelry Group Prize thread winners are:
acan, Alicia, who won the Wisdom Yarns poem sock skeins.
lastknit2, Lisa, who won any one item from Highland Handmades shop.
lmecoll, Linda, who won any one item from Tix Trinkets etsy shop.
knittybella, who won a skein of 716 in the Care Bears With Fangs color way.
crazyknittingfool, Kristyn, who won a skein of Highland Handmades Bass Wood Bulky in the Heather's Dilemma color way.
knitgal2, Pam, who won a skein of Socks That Rock Medium weight.

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters every Thursday from 4-8 pm at the Bigbby coffee shop by I-75 in Gaylord, MI.  It's free and open to anyone who would like to come.  Wonderful drinks, free wifi, large flatscreen tv and wonderful people to chat with.

Cynthia's Too Open Knit
Saturday July 19th, it's free and is open to anyone who would like to attend.  This is also Art in the Park in downtown Petoskey.  Cynthia's will also be doing a potluck.  Bring a dish to pass or just bring your appetite and something to work on.  See you at 320 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey MI, 49770.

Charlevoix Fiber Fest
July 25 - 27th at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, MI.  This coincides with the Charlevoix Venetian  Festival as well.  Admission is $5.00 per person/ per day, children 12 and under are free.
Friday 25th 1 pm - 7 pm
Saturday 26th 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 27th 10 am - 4 pm

Michigan Fiber Fest
Allegan, MI
Workhops August 13-17
Fiber Festival (Vendor Market) August 16-17

Thank you for listening and I hope you come back.  Until then I hope everyone finds plenty of time to knit and sip.

If you are a prize winner and haven't contacted me please do so.  I'm snotestine on Ravelry or you can email me at knitsip(at)gmail(dot)com.