Episode 224 – Spinzilla 2014

 

Episode 224

She is knitting on a pair of socks out of Dream in color Everlasting in the Wilderness colorway.  She is trying out some new needles, Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina.  She used the Balbriggan Heel from Sock Architecture.

Leslie is knitting on a pair of socks out of Yarn Vs Zombies in the Sunrise colorway.  She is also knitting a Zuzu’s Petals out of Dream In Color Everlasting DK.

Laura has spun:

3-ply Romney (6oz) 280 yards

Alpaca Batts (4oz but only 2oz of singles for Spinzilla) 190 yards

Into the Whirled Corriedale in the 221B colorway 432 yards
Hello Yarn Southdown 432 yards

Tempted Shetland 306 yards

Hello Yarn Shetland 400 yards

Leading Men Fiber Arts BFL 462 yards

Into the Whirled Shetland 390 yards

Hello Yarn Corriedale 360 yards

Border Leicester Batts (2oz of singles)

Leslie Spun for spinzilla:

1461 yds of 3ply corriedale fleece (spun longdraw)

240 yds 3ply ITW Cyborg Dandelions

100yd sample of Romney fleece, chain plied.

Question from  Podam, “I saw Laura’s selfie on her way to SSK with the wheels safely buckled in the backseat. I wonder if this is how you (both of you) always transport your wheels, or if any of your wheels are “flatpacked” for easy carrying?”

Review: Knockout Knits by Laura Nelkin

We are reading:

The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson

Out of Ashes (After the Ending, book #3), Lindsey Fairleigh, Lindsey Pogue

Fav Things:

Eternity Ranch Giveaway – Favorite fall memory or color from her shop

Dream in Color Giveaway

Allis KAL

Halloween CATT

Georgia on my Mind KAL

Project Sweater Chest

Laura’s sweater chest tab in her queue

Beck’s Shop

Kickstarter: Twist Fiber Studio

Follow amandastuttard on instagram

SwiftKey on apple devices

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Episode 223 – Yarn School

No show notes this week

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TheKnitGirllls Ep222 – 221b

Laura is knitting on a pair of Mukluk Slippers.  They are to be felted so she is holding Cascade 220 Paints doubled and using size 9 needles.  She has cast on a pair of socks out of Dream in color Everlasting in the Wilderness colorway.  She is trying out some new needles, Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina.

Leslie is knitting on a pair of Axis mitts out of Indiestring falkland worsted in the Beach Ball colorway.  She also cast on for a pair of socks out of Yarn Vs Zombies in the Sunrise colorway.  She is also knitting on Eased (bulky version) by Alicia Plummer with Berocco Remix in color 3960

Laura has finished Polaris by Alexandra Tinsley.   She is using Indiestring Superior worsted in the Glitter colorway.

Leslie has finished no knitting this week.  She did sew a tunic and finished a quilt top.

Laura has spun some Woolpierogi batts into singles and will be plying them tomorrow.

Question from  Tahoegirl, “Lala you mentioned that you thought sock architecture (I bought it) was one of the top three sock books, so I am curious what you think the other best sock books are?”

Review: Sockupied by Interweave Press $24.99

We are reading:

Laura is reading False Prince series by Jennifer A. Nielsen.  Son of Nobody by Sheryn Kenyon (Darkhunters series).

Dragon Reborn in Wheel of Time series, Into The Fire (After the Ending, book #2), Lindsey Fairleigh, Lindsey Pogue

Fav Things:

IndieString  giveaway and Coupon code TKG10 for 10% off.  Good from 9/21-10/5

Upstairs, Downstairs Cowl by Paula Emmons-Fuessle giveaway – favorite thing about fall

Eternity Ranch Giveaway – Favorite fall memory or color from her shop

Allis KAL

Halloween CATT

Georgia on my Mind KAL

Project Sweater Chest

Laura’s sweater chest tab in her queue

SSK 2015 timing on notifications will be sometime next week

Beck’s Shop

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Episode 221 – Adversarial Technology

 

Episode 221

Laura is  knitting on Polaris by Alexandra Tinsley.   She is using Indiestring Superior worsted in the Glitter colorway.

Leslie is knitting on a pair of Axis mitts out of Indiestring falkland worsted in the Beach Ball colorway.  She also cast on for a pair of socks out of some newly acquired Yarn Vs Zombies in the Sunrise colorway.

Leslie knit a pair of Waiting for Winter mitts by Susan B Anderson out of Woolgatherings handspun.  They look teeny.  She also seamed together the Schacht Zoom Loom critter Twodot, available from the Woolery.

Laura has spun a 3-ply out of Into the Whirled Falkland in the Prance colorway.  It is 400 yards of a heavy fingering  weight yarn.  She also plyed the Tom Baker Polwarth from Moonrover.  It is 200 yards of a chain ply.

Leslie washed the Romney fleece from MDSW and is almost done precarding it.  After that it just needs to be run through the drumcarder to make batts or possibly dizzed off into roving.

Question from Cruknitgurl, “I have a questions for the spinners out there. I’m relatively new to spinning and am currently working on a two ply merino silk blend yarn. And I keep hearing some spinners talk about snapping (???) the yarn after they finish it rather than thwaking it to prevent it from poofing/fuzzing up. I’m wondering what this technique is and how it is done? I have tried finding info on it and have come up empty handed and I want to use this technique on the lace I am currently spinning up now because I definitely want to keep its smoothness and a bit more of its construction.”

Review: Sock Architecture by Laura Neel, $16.95 digital

We are reading:

Laura is reading False Prince series by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Dragon Reborn in Wheel of Time series, After The Ending, Lindsey Fairleigh, Lindsey Pogue

Fav Things:

IndieString  giveaway and Coupon code TKG10 for 10% off.  Good from 9/21-10/5

Upstairs, Downstairs Cowl by Paula Emmons-Fuessle giveaway – favorite thing about fall

Allis KAL

Halloween CATT

Georgia on my Mind KAL

Project Sweater Chest

Laura’s sweater chest tab in her queue

SSK 2015

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment