Tip Jar

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ain't It Fresh (Oregon)

Listen To Episode 29 Here!

I just love my Lo Lo Bar by Bar Maids!! There is truly nothing like it! 

When in the Portland area, don't miss Fabric Depot or The Button Emporium.  You'll probably find me there.

Sock Summit 2011 was amazing as expected and one of the highlights was getting to meet all of you at the Multi-podcasters Meet-n-greet.  Thank you for making my day.  You guys ROCK!!

Yes, there really are chicken saddles and I hope I never need to use one.


Up for trade is a Philosopher's Wool Co. Color Your Own sweater kit in the Peacock colorway.  This kit is gorgeous and is worth $120.  If you have something you would like to trade for the sweater kit which is of equal or greater value and is preferably craft related, please contact us!


Finished binding off my Camp KIP Knit-a-long, Daybreak Shawl by Stephen West thanks to Cindy (cperrine)

Finished and sent off the February Lady Sweater I was knitting for my mom for Mother's Day.  Better late than never, I say.

Finished my Black Sheep Gathering Knit-a-long, Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West done in my handspun and I just love the colors. Thanks to Daily Fibers by Jan (worldygirl) and Navajo Plying, I have a lovely striped kerchief shawl to be proud of.

Cast on for "Dread Stocking Randall" and am making good progress.  I'll post pics when it's complete.

I made this little teepee for the girls from an Ikea duvet cover.  It turned out so cute and they love it!

And my garden is in full swing even though we got a late start here due to the move.  The weather has just started to warm and set things in motion so all is well.


Snoqualmie Whistle Stop Red Cabernet Merlot 2008  As everything we have encountered so far in Oregon, this wine does not disappoint.  Rick is a fan of Merlot and I am a fan of Cabernet and this wine is a perfect blending.  Not too fruity, not too dry.  Goes great with Moonstruck Chocolate!


My review this week was on In-Spin-Knit-Y Blocking Wires.  These are a super product.  Light, flexible, keep their shape and are easy to store.  They will get ALOT of use in the Riley house! 
Check 'em out!

We leave you with this catchy tune from Alcyon Massive Ain't It Fresh (The Oregon Song).  Can't get it out of your head can you?

Thanks listeners!  We love you!  If you wish to contact us, you can find me as Thriftyknitter on Ravelry or write us at theknitwits@comcast.net.  We love to hear from you!


  1. Love the teepee! I may have to copy it for Daphne when she gets big enough to enjoy one.
    I really like your scarves! The ones I saw at Sock Summit were great!

  2. Looks great! We miss hearing your voices. When will you be back?

  3. Thank you for sharing the plying video! I love your shawls! Also really enjoy your podcasts!