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Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 97: Just Stretch It!

May 01, 2020

Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 97: Just Stretch It!

Filmed May 1st, 2020

Welcome to all our new and returning viewers! Physical Distancing continues, so we are filming via zoom

Visit us online at www.wetcoastwools.com! We are WetCoastWools on all the things.

Glenda is glendamcdonald on Instagram, and Glenda on Ravelry

Kelsey is fiddlebach and Kzipknits on both instagram and Ravelry

We just had our 4th Podiversary! Can you believe that we started the podcast on April 23rd, 2016! We are going to do a giveaway to celebrate. Post in the 4th Podiversary thread about fun things you are doing during this time of quarantine, and you could win a skein of Timber Yarns Twin Sock!

Time Stamps:
FOs: 00:12:00:00
WIPS: 00:35:20:18
Store News: 00:59:04:16

Finished Objects

Glenda is wearing: 210-18 City Streets by Drops Design, knit in Katia Concept Lagom in Sky Blue

  • Seamless Hybrid by Elizabeth Zimmermann, knit in West Coast Colour Home Grown in Mouse Grey. I finished and had this blocked in time for Mike’s birthday on Tuesday.

  • Knitted Dress in Katia Seacell Cotton in Rust and Pastel Yellow

Kelsey is wearing a party hat! partying_face

Works in Progress

Glenda

Kelsey

Store News:

WCW Bingo-A-Long 2020

April Bingo Winner please contact us to receive your prize!

Please remember the rules for bingo:

  • You must declare your two challenges by January 31st

  • You must create 24 unique projects, no double dipping

  • You must have Ravelry project pages for all your projects

  • You need to be a member of the Wet Coast Woolies Group in order to qualify for a prize.

  • Your challenges cannot be the same as things that are already on the board, unless you plan to do two of those things. Someone is making three Christmas stockings, for example; one is for the ‘winter holiday’ item, the other 2 are for the challenge square.

  • You can keep moving around your FOs until you declare a completed row. Once you claim a row, those items have to stay in their assigned squares!

In Episodes 89, 90, and 91, we gave some notes on special squares. There are also a lot of questions (and answers!) in the Bingo 2020 registration thread, and the January/February Chatter Thread. Ask us if you are unsure about anything - be sure to tag us so that we don’t miss your question.

Charity Knitting - New plans coming soon for our next Warm Hands Network Charity Knit-In

Last fall, we held a 12 hour knit-in at the store, inviting people to come and knit with us to make items for the Warm Hands Network. We collected 171 items in total, which exceeded our goal of 150 items.

We had initially talked about hosting another Knit-In early this summer, but with physical distancing rules that is unlikely to be possible this year - but that doesn’t mean we can’t collect items to send to them this fall!

We will share more details soon, but for now we just want to let you know that you can start knitting items for our event, and hold on to them until we are ready to collect them later this summer.

We start a new thread in the discussion group providing more information about the Warm Hands Network, and guidelines for knitting and crocheting items for them.

Stay At Home Sweater-A-Long & Virtual Knit Groups

We are having an almost daily Zoom Chat for anyone wanting to join our Stay At Home Sweater-A-Long. Everyone is working on a different project, at various stages of completion. The point is really to help you tackle a sweater (either knit or crochet) - you can ask questions, get help with your patterns, or whatever you need.

There is a Stay-At-Home KAL thread in our Ravelry Group which has the link for the zoom meeting. I change it periodically, but it will always be the one in the first post. Most meetings are in the evenings Vancouver Time, but you can join from anywhere.

WCW Virtual Knit Groups

These are being held on Monday Nights from 6:00pm to around 8:00pm, and on Thursday Mornings from 11:30am to about 1:30pm. Look for the Zoom meeting links in our ravelry group. Everyone is welcome to join!

K-Zip Cooks

Check out Kelsey’s new YouTube channel, and learn how to make some yummy treats!