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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Episode 260 – Craft Circle of Life

 

Episode 260

Leslie has worked on Lilli Pilli out of Hazelknits in three colors.

 

Laura has knit  on Stripe Study.  She is knitting this on size  6 needles using Alisha Goes Around and a Neon paintbox kit from Fiberoptic.

Laura has finished her design for Tangerine Design’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory kit.  It is knit using size 0 needles and Knitter’s Knitmare yarn.

 

Laura has plyed Southern Cross Fibre in the Rhinebeck colorway. She is spun Coorong in falkland from SCF.  She has also spun half of a bond/silk in Nobby from SCF and has finished a fulled single from a Loop Bump.

Leslie 4oz of Honky Tonk from Three Waters Farm and and 2-plied it 388 yds of a DK/Worsted weight.

 

Question from stripeysocksgirl, “Hi ladies! I would like to know if there’s some kind of formula or rule of thumb for making afterthought heel socks. Let me explain, I like to knit a 6” cuff for my sock and then I usually knit a 8.5” foot before I do the toe. I’ve done the afterthought heel before but I put the heel in the wrong place and the cuff was much shorter than I like them to be. Where should I put the waste yarn in for an afterthought heel and how long should I knit total to have enough length for my foot and the length of cuff I like? Hope it all makes sense. Thanks!”

 

Book Review: Color Wheel Knits by Veera Valimaki, $16.95 download

 

Leslie is listening to Judas Unchained by Peter F Hamilton and reading Alaskan Fire by Sara King. Laura is reading the new Jessica Day George book, Silver in the Blood

Favorite Things

SSK tips and tricks

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/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

SSK Doorprizes

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Episode 259 – Recreational States

 

Episode 259

Leslie has worked on Lilli Pilli out of Hazelknits in three colors.

 

Laura has knit on 3 projects this week.  The first is a design for Tangerine Design’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory kit.  It is knit using size 0 needles and Knitter’s Knitmare yarn.  The second is a pair of Rose City Rollers for SSK.  They are knit on Nova Platina DPNs in size 0 and are out of Knitterly Things Vesper yarn in the Rainbow Love colorway.  The third thing she cast on is Stripe Study.  She is knitting this on size  6 needles using Alisha Goes Around and a Neon paintbox kit from Fiberoptic.

 

Leslie and Laura have finished nada

 

Laura has plyed Death from Into the Whirled (Megasal colorway).  This is superwash merino and she got 700 yards of a 3-ply lace weight.  TDF has started!  Laura has spun Southern Cross Fibe in the Rhinebeck colorway (yet to be plied) She is also spinning some KnitSpinFarm odds and ends on her akerworks spindle.

 

Leslie is still carding the Coopworth from MDSW.  She also spun 4oz of Dark Sweet Cherries and 4oz of Scottish Landscape (both from Three Waters Farm) and plied them together for 964yds of a fingering weight.

 

Question from betternpopcorn, “I am not a spinner or sock knitter. I keep hearing spinners talking about spinners knitting various fibers for socks which don’t contain nylon. Etc. The sock knitters talk about using a nylon blend for strength. Why don’t spinners add a ply of nylon or something similar. You two always keep my interest Thanks for the time and thought you put into the podcast and the crafting

Deborah”

Book Review: Adventures in Mohi-Mochi Land by Anna Hrachovec

Leslie is listening to Judas Unchained by Peter F Hamilton. Laura is listening to Roald Dahl collection from audible

 

Favorite Things

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/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

SSK Doorprizes

Try it on Room ticket incentive 3 tickets for an accessory and 5 for a garment.  Pre-tagged is always appreciated!

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Episode 258 – WIP-shamed

Leslie has worked on Lilli Pilli out of Hazelknits in three colors and made some progress on an old WIP Tric by Asa Tricosa in Highland Handmades Butternut DK in the Teal colorway

 

Laura is knitting on the 1 pair of socks on size 1 (2.25 needles). They are a pair of Two Sisters Yarn Company     She has worked a little on Belle Isle  out of Bamboo Pop in a lime green color.  She is using size 3 and 5 needles.  She has also started making hexipuffs (beekeepers quilt) out of of sock yarn samples and scraps.  Laura has cast on 3 new projects this week.  The first is a design for Tangerine Design’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory kit.  It is knit using size 0 needles and Knitter’s Knitmare yarn.  The second is a pair of Rose City Rollers for SSK.  They are knit on Nova Platina DPNs in size 0 and are out of Knitterly Things Vesper yarn in the Rainbow Love colorway.  The third thing she cast on is Stipe Study.  She is knitting this on size  6 needles using ALisha Goes Around and a Neon paintbox kit from Fiberoptic.

 

Leslie has finished nada

 

Laura has plyed all the plys for her 4 ply cable yarn.  She got 400 yards from the Romney she dyed at yarn school.  She also began spinning Death from Into the Whirled (Megasal colorway).  This is superwash merino that she hopes to get a 3-ply sock yarn out of.

 

Leslie finished carding the corriedale/Merino cross from MDSW and started carding the Coopworth from MDSW.  .

 

Question from CordeliaHKnits, “I would like to add on to this. I’ve heard Leslie mention friends of hers that are master insert craft. How does one become a master insert craft?”

TKGA master handknitter program

Mastering the Knits podcast

Master Spinner through Olds College

Master Weaver through Olds College

 

Book Review: Increase, Decrease: 99 Step by Step Methods by Judith Durant (16.95)

Leslie is listening to Judas Unchained by Peter F Hamilton. She’s reading The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.

Laura is rereading Little House on the Prairie .

 

Favorite Things

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/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

SSK Doorprizes

Try it on Room ticket incentive 3 tickets for an accessory and 5 for a garment.  Pre-tagged is always appreciated!

 

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