Fiber Coven Podcast
It’s not easy being green, but it is easy talking about green!

It’s not easy being green, but it is easy talking about green!

April 6, 2021

News: All quiet with us!

 

FO: None this week

 

WIPS:

Emily -New shawl design in Cece’s Wool, Ladies of the Inaugural Set https://www.ceceswool.com/yarn/ladies-of-the-inaugural-ceces-wool-sock-yarn/

-Self striping leg warmers - design in development, knit in Born to Make History by Valkyrie Fibers and silk mohair

 

 

Lauren -Mitered square blanket, no specific pattern used, size 2 needles, using a central double decrease

-Vanilla Socks in Hawari Bazaar February Anime Yarn Club Sock Set, inspired by Ouran High School Host Club. https://www.etsy.com/shop/HawariBazaar

-Nell Tunic by Eri Shimizu  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nell-18

-in Essence of Autumn, Prairie Sock Base, Spring in Autumn Colorway essenceofautumnyarn.com

 

 

Acquisitions:

Emily - some fun new rocks form SunStones https://www.sunstonesrocks.com/

-The Ultimate Guide To The Witch’s Wheel of the Year by Anjou Kiernan

-tiniest bottle of vanilla essential oil from Bluegrass Witch

-Sketch books from Artists and Craftsman Supply https://artistcraftsman.com/

-Frog bowl from local potter

 

Lauren - Yarn cake cozies from Knits and Knots Tahoe

 

Occult Corner: We continue our series on color symbolism with some Green!

 

 

Shameless Self Promotion: The patterns for Quarter One of the Power of the Full Moon club are all finished and available for purchase at Emily’s Ravelry and Payhip stores, also, the listing is up for Quarter Two!  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/power-of-the-full-moon-club-mkal---q1

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/power-of-the-full-moon-club-mkal---q2

Episode 25: Incense and other Scents for Sensitive Noses

Episode 25: Incense and other Scents for Sensitive Noses

March 30, 2021

News: Lauren just did a instagram live with Radicle Threads, who has a Kickstarter to fund launching their magazine https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/radiclethreads/radicle-threads-magazine

 

FO:

Lauren - Stereoisomer Socks by High Contrast Knits  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stereoisomer-sock in Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock, Spectre 4 colorway and West Yorkshire Spinners Licorice colorway

 

 

WIPS:

Emily - Vanilla Socks in Regia https://www.yarn.com/categories/regia-yarn

-New colorwork hat design in Ella Rae DK in Orchidia Heather, Rainforest Heather, and Grapeberry Heather

- Waxing Moon - Full Moon Version, pattern available in the Fiber Coven Discord https://www.ravelry.com/projects/kittywithacupcake/waxing-moon-shawl---full-moon-sample

-knit in the Earl Grey Alice in Wonderland Advent colors  https://earl-grey-fiber-co.myshopify.com/

-New shawl design in Cece’s Wool, Ladies of the Inaugural Set https://www.ceceswool.com/yarn/ladies-of-the-inaugural-ceces-wool-sock-yarn/

 

Lauren - Batt made on a blending board using Malabrigo Nube roving in the Persia colorway, blended with some angora from Emily’s bunny and tweedy bits

- Vanilla Socks in Hawari Bazaar February Anime Yarn Club Sock Set, inspired by Ouran High School Host Club. https://www.etsy.com/shop/HawariBazaar

 

 

Acquisitions:

Emily - More fountain pens!  This week a Lamy Safari pen with a fine nib in the violet color

 

Lauren - Tushy bidet toilet attachment

 

Occult Corner: Alternatives to incense for those who are sensitive or picky when it comes to smells.  We both like Bebe Vaudou for mild and natural regular incenses though.  www.bebevaudou.com

 

 

Shameless Self Promotion: Lauren will be having a Fiber Coven themed update on Sunday 3/28 at 9am PST.  The Coven inspired Witch’s Brew self striping colorways on Gold Stellina, High Twist BFL and Matte Sock.  Coordinating colorway Spearmint tea on Matte Sock and High Twist BFL.  Full skein sets of quarter one of the Power of the Full Moon club as well!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/ValkyrieFibersTahoe

Episode 24: Yellow there!

Episode 24: Yellow there!

March 23, 2021

News: We have a great interview with Cynthia of High Contrast Knits and Design up on our Patreon!  This interview is public, no need to be a patron! https://www.patreon.com/posts/48639670

 

FO: None!

 

 

WIPS:

Emily - Vanilla Socks in Regia https://www.yarn.com/categories/regia-yarn

 

Lauren - Stereoisomer Socks by High Contrast Knits  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stereoisomer-sock in Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock, Spectre 4 colorway and West Yorkshire Spinners Licorice colorway

- Vanilla Socks in Hawari Bazaar February Anime Yarn Club Sock Set, inspired by Ouran High School Host Club. https://www.etsy.com/shop/HawariBazaar

 

 

Acquisitions:

Emily - More fountain pens!  A Pilot Metropolitan, inks, and a swatch book from gouletpens.com

 

Lauren - Seeds, some thrift store finds, and tea lights from Emily

 

Occult Corner: The color symbolism of Yellow! 

Episode 23: Why Are Mummies So Rare?

Episode 23: Why Are Mummies So Rare?

March 16, 2021

News: All quiet this week!

 

FO:

Emily - Deco Devotion Cowl knit in Brooklyn Tweed https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/deco-devotion

 

Lauren - Vanilla Socks in Valkyrie Fibers High Twist BFL, Ghost Crew colorway https://www.etsy.com/listing/961086579/bfl-ghost-crew-its-a-trap-series

- Slippery Cowl by Stephanie Lotven https://www.tellybeanknits.com/knit-happy in Valkyrie Fibers Matte Socks Base, Snips colorway, https://www.etsy.com/listing/931022057/snips-its-a-trap-series

 

WIPS:

Emily - Self striping leg warmers - design in development, knit in Born to Make History by Valkyrie Fibers and silk mohair

- Waxing Moon - Full Moon Version, pattern available in the Fiber Coven Discord https://www.ravelry.com/projects/kittywithacupcake/waxing-moon-shawl---full-moon-sample

-knit in the Earl Grey Alice in Wonderland Advent colors  https://earl-grey-fiber-co.myshopify.com/

 

Lauren - Mitered square blanket, no specific pattern used, size 2 needles, using a central double decrease

 

 

Acquisitions:

Emily - Twsbi Eco fountain pen and Zig Coco Iro pen with sheep design

 

Lauren - Hawari Bazaar February Anime Yarn Club Sock Set, inspired by Ouran High School Host Club. https://www.etsy.com/shop/HawariBazaar

 

Occult Corner: The reason mummies are so rare is because Europeans ate them all...  What won’t those wacky Victorians do?  We also touched on other aspects of corpse medicine and the hypocrisy of colonizer/imperialist mindsets in regards to what is and isn’t considered cannibalism.   

 

Shameless Self Promotion: Emily has a new pattern out!  Deco Devotion is a beautiful colorwork tube style cowl and it will be on sale through 3/17 https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/deco-devotion

Episode 22: Orange you glad we’re talking about orange?

Episode 22: Orange you glad we’re talking about orange?

March 9, 2021

News: If you’re interested in testing the Sucker Punch Shrug, Emily is looking for testers for the youth/petite sizes and the adult large sizes.  You can inquire via email (kittywithacupcake@gmail.com) or through Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kitty-with-a-cupcake---knitwear-by-emily-obrien/4112657/1-25

 

FO: Niente! 

 

 

WIPS:

Emily - Art Deco Cowl - design in development, knit in Brooklyn Tweed

- Self striping leg warmers - design in development, knit in Born to Make History by Valkyrie Fibers and silk mohair

-Vanilla Socks in Regia https://www.yarn.com/categories/regia-yarn

 

Lauren - Stereoisomer Socks by High Contrast Knits  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stereoisomer-sock in Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock, Spectre 4 colorway and West Yorkshire Spinners Licorice colorway

- Vanilla Socks in Valkyrie Fibers High Twist BFL, Ghost Crew colorway https://www.etsy.com/listing/961086579/bfl-ghost-crew-its-a-trap-series

- Slippery Cowl by Stephanie Lotven https://www.tellybeanknits.com/knit-happy in Valkyrie Fibers Matte Socks Base, Snips colorway, https://www.etsy.com/listing/931022057/snips-its-a-trap-series

 

Acquisitions:

Emily - a purple Oxalis plant!

 

Lauren - Stickers and an enamel mug from La Serena Tejera LaSerenaTejera.store

 

Occult Corner: The symbolism of the color orange across various cultures, fields, and time periods!

 

Shameless Self Promotion: None this week, friends

Episode 21: Lacrymatory Bottles for Over Dramatic Victorians

Episode 21: Lacrymatory Bottles for Over Dramatic Victorians

March 2, 2021

News: No news is good news, right?

 

FO:

Emily - Shrug Design https://www.ravelry.com/projects/kittywithacupcake/shrug-thing

Knit in LolaBean Yarn Co Bean Sprout Base, Purple Nurple and Knuckle Sandwich colorways, keep your eyes out for the upcoming testing call!

 

 

WIPS:

Emily - Art Deco Cowl - design in development, knit in Brooklyn Tweed

- Self striping leg warmers - design in development, knit in Born to Make History by Valkyrie Fibers and silk mohair

 

Lauren - Stereoisomer Socks by High Contrast Knits  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stereoisomer-sock in Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock, Spectre 4 colorway and West Yorkshire Spinners Licorice colorway

- Vanilla Socks in Valkyrie Fibers High Twist BFL, Ghost Crew colorway https://www.etsy.com/listing/961086579/bfl-ghost-crew-its-a-trap-series

 

Acquisitions:

Emily - Ghost Crew and Spectre 5 by Valkyrie Fibers

- Cece’s Wool, Ladies of the Inaugural Set https://www.ceceswool.com/yarn/ladies-of-the-inaugural-ceces-wool-sock-yarn/

- wee pyrite pyramid

 

Lauren - Bebe Vaudou incense and tapers www.bebevadou.com

 

Occult Corner: The myth of Lacrymatory Bottles, what wouldn’t those wild Victorians do?

 

Shameless Self Promotion:  Quarter Two of the Power of the Full Moon Club is officially up for pre-order in Emily’s Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/KittyWithACupcake

 

Emily has coffee shop themed candles in her etsy shop too!

 

Lauren will be having an Avatar The Last Airbender themed update on Sunday 2/28 at 9am PST.  Two self striping colorways on High Twist BFL and Matte Sock, mini skein sets, and paired skeins!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/ValkyrieFibersTahoe

Episode 20: Red, the blood of angry men

Episode 20: Red, the blood of angry men

February 23, 2021

News:  You can join the Antiracism Book Club that Lauren is in!  It’s totally free and via zoom!  We will be reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and the first meeting will be Saturday 2/20 at noon pacific to discuss chapters 3-4. Contact carsoncityactivism@gmail.com to get on the email list and you will be sent the zoom link a day or so before the meeting.

 

FO:

Lauren - Vanilla Socks in Cat Sandwich Fibers, Trustie Base, Aurora Borealis colorway https://catsandwichfibers.com/

- Handspun yarn

 

WIPS:

Emily - Waxing Moon - Full Moon Version, pattern available in the Fiber Coven Discord https://www.ravelry.com/projects/kittywithacupcake/waxing-moon-shawl---full-moon-sample

-in the Earl Grey Alice in Wonderland Advent colors  https://earl-grey-fiber-co.myshopify.com/

- Vanilla Socks in Regia https://www.yarn.com/categories/regia-yarn

- Granny Stripe Blanket in fingering weight scraps

- Art Deco Cowl - design in development

 

Lauren - Slippery Cowl by Stephanie Lotven https://www.tellybeanknits.com/knit-happy in Valkyrie Fibers Matte Socks Base, Snips colorway, https://www.etsy.com/listing/931022057/snips-its-a-trap-series

 

Acquisitions:

Emily - Wingspan Board Game https://stonemaiergames.com/games/wingspan/

 

Lauren - Herb seeds, and a nice chunk of quartz that her spouse found out in nature

 

Occult Corner: The symbolism of the color Red across various cultures and practices

 

Shameless Self Promotion:  Quarter Two of the Power of the Full Moon Club is officially up for pre-order in Emily’s Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/KittyWithACupcake

 

Emily has a new pattern out with KnitPicks!  The Snowed In cowl is available as an individual download or as part of the digital or physical collection Traverse Cabled Accessories https://www.knitpicks.com/sale/traverse-cabled-accessories/c/30218552

Episode 19: *insert Frodo saying “It’s done.” at Mount Doom gif here*

Episode 19: *insert Frodo saying “It’s done.” at Mount Doom gif here*

February 16, 2021

News:  You can join the Antiracism Book Club that Lauren is in!  It’s totally free and via zoom!  We will be reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and the first meeting will be Saturday 2/20 at noon pacific to discuss chapters 3-4. Contact carsoncityactivism@gmail.com to get on the email list and you will be sent the zoom link a day or so before the meeting.

 

FO:

Emily - Coziest Memory blanket by Kemper Wray made in fingering weight scraps https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-coziest-memory

 

WIPS:

Emily - Waxing Moon - Full Moon Version, pattern available in the Fiber Coven Discord https://www.ravelry.com/projects/kittywithacupcake/waxing-moon-shawl---full-moon-sample

-in the Earl Grey Alice in Wonderland Advent colors  https://earl-grey-fiber-co.myshopify.com/

- Vanilla Socks in Regia https://www.yarn.com/categories/regia-yarn

- Granny Stripe Blanket in fingering weight scraps

 

Lauren - Goal Post Knit Afghan in Red Heart and now some Uptown Worsted!

-Vanilla Socks in Cat Sandwich Fibers, Trustie Base, Aurora Borealis colorway https://catsandwichfibers.com/

- She followed the Fleegle Heel pattern from Happee Knits https://youtu.be/idjKaBwJzD0

 

Acquisitions:

Emily - none

 

Lauren - Faux nose and lip ring from My Hoop Jewelry.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/Myhoopjewelry

 

Occult Corner: Spiritualism and Elizabeth Keckely https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Keckley

 

Shameless Self Promotion:  Quarter Two of the Power of the Full Moon Club is officially up for pre-order in Emily’s Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/KittyWithACupcake

 

Lauren is having a big Star Wars themed update on Sunday 2/14 at 9am PST.  New Rebels self striping colorway and a restock of This Is The Way, both will be offered in Matte Sock and High Twist BFL.   Lots of coordinating colorways as well. 

Episode 18: Some very aMUSEing nip slips

Episode 18: Some very aMUSEing nip slips

February 9, 2021

News: Emily has a free pattern out! Bernie’s Mittens! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bernies-mittens-5

 

You can join the Antiracism Book Club that Lauren is in!  It’s totally free and via zoom!  We will be reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and the first meeting will be Saturday 2/6 at noon pacific to discuss chapters 1 & 2. Contact carsoncityactivism@gmail.com to get on the email list and you will be sent the zoom link a day or so before the meeting.

 

FO:

Emily - The July square of her Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery Sampler of yesteryear https://www.thefrostedpumpkinstitchery.com/products/once-upon-a-time-sampler-pdf-cross-stitch-pattern

 

WIPS:

Emily - Waxing Moon - Full Moon Version, pattern available in the Fiber Coven Discord https://www.ravelry.com/projects/kittywithacupcake/waxing-moon-shawl---full-moon-sample

-in the Earl Grey Alice in Wonderland Advent colors  https://earl-grey-fiber-co.myshopify.com/

- Vanilla Socks in Regia https://www.yarn.com/categories/regia-yarn

 

Lauren - Goal Post Knit Afghan in Red Heart and now some Uptown Worsted!

-Vanilla Socks in Cat Sandwich Fibers, Trustie Base, Aurora Borealis colorway https://catsandwichfibers.com/

- She followed the Fleegle Heel pattern from Happee Knits https://youtu.be/idjKaBwJzD0

 

Acquisitions:

Emily - FA Edmunds The Stitch Master cross stitching stand https://faedmunds.com/stitchery-frames/

 

Lauren - Earl Grey Tea from BLK&Bold https://blkandbold.com/collections/organic-loose-leaf-teas

 

Occult Corner: The Muses and other deities of the arts!

 

Shameless Self Promotion:  Quarter Two of the Power of the Full Moon Club is officially up for pre-order in Emily’s Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/KittyWithACupcake

Episode 17: Choose Your Own Rock Adventure

Episode 17: Choose Your Own Rock Adventure

February 2, 2021

News: Emily has a free pattern out! Bernie’s Mittens! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bernies-mittens-5

 

You can join the Antiracism Book Club that Lauren is in!  It’s totally free and via zoom!  We will be reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and the first meeting will be Saturday 2/6 at noon pacific to discuss chapters 1 & 2. Contact carsoncityactivism@gmail.com to get on the email list and you will be sent the zoom link a day or so before the meeting.

 

FO:

Emily - Those awesome Bernie’s Mittens that she designed lickety-split!

 

WIPS:

Emily - Waxing Moon - Full Moon Version, pattern available in the Fiber Coven Discord https://www.ravelry.com/projects/kittywithacupcake/waxing-moon-shawl---full-moon-sample

-in the Earl Grey Alice in Wonderland Advent colors  https://earl-grey-fiber-co.myshopify.com/

 

Lauren - Goal Post Knit Afghan in Red Heart and now some Uptown Worsted!

-Vanilla Socks in Cat Sandwich Fibers, Trustie Base, Aurora Borealis colorway https://catsandwichfibers.com/

 

Acquisitions:

Emily - KnitPicks Wool of the Andes for Bernies’ Mittens

 

 

Occult Corner: We chat about the various sorts of crystals and rocks that we like to look at.

 

Shameless Self Promotion: Lauren is having a shop update featuring some Yuri On Ice colorways for Valentines Day, Sunday 1/31 at 9am PST.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/ValkyrieFibersTahoe

 

Quarter Two of the Power of the Full Moon Club is officially up for pre-order in Emily’s Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/KittyWithACupcake

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