Episode 264 – Book Snob

Leslie is knitting on a Yowza Shawlette #4 out of Miss Babs Yowza in Funny Papers.  She also started a Sugar Maple out of Leading Men Fiber Arts Gradient set in Blue Steel.  She’s also swatching with Hazelknits DK in the Alexandrite colorway.

 

Laura is knitting a line break out of Wollmeise pure in the Elsa colorway on size 6 needles. She is also knitting a pair of afterthought heel socks out of White Birch Fiber arts in the Purple Rain colorway on size 0 needles.

 

Laura has finished nada

Book Review: Knitting Fabric Rugs by Karen Tiede (18.95)

 

Questions about Spinzilla.  What is it?  How do we join? Fee?

 

Leslie  has read the third and fourth in the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh

Laura has listened to the first two books in the Wicked series by Janet Evanovich

Favorite Things:

Melissa Leapman at Oxford

Save Our Stitches Craftsy Class by Laura Nelkin

Halloween CATT

 

Three Waters Farm SAL/KAL

There is separate thread for FO’s from either the yarn or the fiber. All entries are due by 8/31.

Stash Dash

Upcoming Events

Juliannasfibre.com

 

SSK Vendor applications open – all relevant SSK signup info is here

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Episode 263 – All the FO’s

Leslie is knitting on a Yowza Shawlette #4 out of Miss Babs Yowza in Funny Papers.

 

Laura is knitting on  a pair of Rose City Rollers.  They are knit on Nova Platina DPNs in size 0 and are out of Knitterly Things Vesper yarn in the Rainbow Love colorway.  She is also knitting a line break out of Wollmeise pure in the Elsa colorway on size 6 needles. She is also knitting a pair of afterthought heel socks out of White Birch Fiber arts in the Purple Rain colorway on size 0 needles.

 

Leslie has finished a CustomFit sweater out of Madelinetosh Sport in the William Morris Colorway.  She also finished  Tric by Asa Tricosa in Highland Handmades Butternut DK in the Teal colorway but doesn’t love it.  Final FO for this week is a pair of afterthought heel socks that were finished last week that I forgot about.  Fishknits After the Storm colorway with a solid Malabrigo for the heels.   

 

Laura has finished 3 pairs of Afterthought Heel socks. The first is out of Inspiration Dyeworks yarn (no longer in business) knit on size 1 (2.25mm) needles.  The second is out of Two SIsters Yarn Company in the Outlander colorway.  The third is out of Lollipop yarns. She has also finished 3 baby hats.  The first two are out the the Wee Wooly Toppers book.  One is Doodie out of handspun.  The second is Tubey out of Claudia Handpaints worsted.  She also knit a Bunny Tail hat by Susan B Anderson out of Madtosh Merino Dk in the Sea Salt colorway.

 

Laura has been working on spinning Honky Tonk from Three Waters Farm.

 

Question from wombatknitter,”When I was majorly into quilting, I could walk into a fabric store and know approximately how much yardage I wanted of a fabric based on experience. But for yarn, not so much. How do you determine how much you purchase when you see a yarn that you must have, but you don’t have a particular pattern in mind? Say, you know it might make a sweater at some point, or something that could be either socks or a shawl? Just some general guidelines. Thanks. :-)”

 

Leslie  has read Vision in Silver (3rd in the Others series) and re-read Fortune’s Rising by Sara King.

Laura has reread Heart of Brass by Kate Cross

Favorite Things:

Three Waters FarmSAL/KAL

There is separate thread for FO’s from either the yarn or the fiber. All entries are due by 8/31.

Stash Dash

Sewing bag – bionic gear bag

Upcoming Events

 

SSK Vendor applications open – all relevant SSK signup info is here

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Episode 262 – Jack My Fleece

Leslie is knitting on a CustomFit sweater out of Madelinetosh Sport in the William Morris Colorway.  She is also working on  Tric by Asa Tricosa in Highland Handmades Butternut DK in the Teal colorway but is at somewhat of an impasse.  She is swatching for several sweater possibilities in LMFA Copper Cloud.

 

Laura is knitting on  a pair of Rose City Rollers.  They are knit on Nova Platina DPNs in size 0 and are out of Knitterly Things Vesper yarn in the Rainbow Love colorway.  She is also finishing up a pair of afterthought heel socks out of Inspiration Dyeworks yarn (no longer in business)

 

Leslie has finished a pair of Bootstrap Socks by Lara Neel out of a Knitty & Color sock blank.  She also finished a kinda-Rikke hat in Green Mountain Spinnery wool.

 

Laura has finished Bell Isle out of Bamboo Pop.  It was knit on size 3 and size 5 needles.  She also finished her Flax out of Jojoland Tonic.  It was knit on size 6 and 8 needles.

 

Laura has spun 4oz of Falkland from Southern Cross Fibre in the Coorong colorway. She got 400 yards of a 2-ply. This was forever old stash that she got on a destash.

 

Book Review: Berroco Portfolio Volume 1

 

Question from lorephoenix, “i don’t know if this had been asked yet, and i’m a new watcher, but i’m curious. Lace or Cables? ;)”

Leslie  has read Moon Called and the Broken Mirrors duology.

Laura has read the new Kate Daniels book by Ilona Andrews.  She is reading Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller for work.

Favorite Things:

SSK haul fromLaura

Three Waters FarmSAL/KAL

There will be a separate thread for FO’s from either the yarn or the fiber with all entries due by 8/31.

Stash Dash

Midsouth Knitting Guild Workshop on the River

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Episode 261 – Pot Meet Kettle

 

Leslie is knitting on a CustomFit sweater out of Madelinetosh Sport in the William Morris Colorway.  She’s also working on a pair of Bootstrap Socks by Lara Neel out of a Knitty & Color sock blank.

 

Laura is knitting on  a pair of Rose City Rollers.  They are knit on Nova Platina DPNs in size 0 and are out of Knitterly Things Vesper yarn in the Rainbow Love colorway.  She is also knitting on pair of socks on size 1 (2.25 needles). They are a pair of Two Sisters Yarn Company  Outlander colorway.

 

Laura has finished Stripe Study.  She  knit this on size  6 needles using Alisha Goes Around and a Neon paintbox kit from Fiberoptic.  She has also finished Duane Park Triangle out of wm in the Feldmauschen and Roter Himbeermund colorways

 

Leslie has finished Lilli Pilli out of Hazelknits in three colors (nickel, splish splash, and sangiovesse).  She also finished Bifrost by Cate Carter-Evans. (use code ‘knitgirllls’ if you buy one!)

 

Laura has spun 8oz of Hello Yarn Fiber in the Crivens colorway on Falkand.  She got 1050 yards of a 2-ply

 

Question from wwallet, “When you come to a join in your ball of yarn, what do you recommend doing?

a.) knit so that the join is hidden in the back and remains there?

b.) cut and rejoin the yarn

Why is one method better than another and why can yarn companies get away with doing this?

 

Leslie gave up on Judas Unchained by Peter F Hamilton.  She listened to both The Fold and Armada during/after SSK and then listened to Patient Zero.  Now she is re-listening to The Night Circus. She has read Magic Breaks(7th Kate Daniels), The Curse Giver, Cottonwood, and is finishing up Written in Red.

Laura has read One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron.  She has also read (and loved!) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Favorite Things:

SSK

Three Waters FarmSAL/KAL

There will be a separate thread for FO’s from either the yarn or the fiber with all entries due by 8/31.

Stash Dash

Laura is speaking and teaching at the Midsouth Knitting Guild Workshop on the River

 

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