Episode 247 – Queen of Bartering

 

Episode 247

Laura is knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Cleckheaton Australian Superfine Merino.  Jackaroo is in the seaming stage (just side seams and pockets to go) and then button bands and collar will be knit.  Rock Steady is also in progress.  Second sock is on the foot.  The yarn being used is Hazel Knits.  Laura has also worked on her Kirsten Kapur mystery shawl from 2014 (algiers).  It is out of WM in the Elfe colorway.  Laura has also cast on a basic toe up sock in the “Come What May” colorway from Knitcircus yarns.

 

Leslie is knitting on her Bridgewater out of Madelinetosh lace in the Silver Fox colorway. She is also working on a pair of Vanilla Bean socks out of Fishknits strong heart base in the “After the Storm” colorway.  She also started a pair of Spring Showers as a barter for long arm quilting one of her quilts.

 

Laura has finished the Irene Adler shawl by Kirsten Kapur out of WM lace in a we’re different colorway.  It was knit on size 6 needles and modifications included added around 200 silver beads.

 

Question from Knittyvankat, “I was wondering, and this might be silly, but when you swatch for a sweater or a large project that needs swatching, do you use the needles you intend to use on the project or do you use DPNs or straights? Would it matter if you used different needles than the intended?”

 

What we are reading:

Leslie finished The Change by Teyla Brandton and Master of Crows by Grace Draven.  She is now alternating between Cursor’s Fury (3rd in the series) and The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer for audiobooks.

 

Laura has read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

 

Favorite Things

Your faces!

Drawing for Elegant Economy Pattern Collection

Doorprizes for SSK

Stash Dash

SSK KAL #2

Three Waters Farm Scholarship

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Episode 246 – Acceptable Failure

 

Episode 246

Laura is knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Cleckheaton Australian Superfine Merino. She has also cast on the Irene Adler shawl by Kirsten Kapur out of WM lace in a we’re different colorway.  Jackaroo back and fronts are done and the sleeves will be done today.

 

Leslie is working an Etherial Tank in Hazelknits Filigree lace Ruby Love colorway  held double on a size 4/3.5mm needle.  She picked back up her Bridgewater out of Madelinetosh lace in the Silver Fox colorway. She also swatched for Fuse by Veronik Avery but isn’t sure it’s going to work.

 

Leslie plied 7oz of Spinning Straw Into Gold with Jaggerspun Zephyr and got 1406 yds of a fingering weight 2ply.

 

Question from shing, “I’m diving into my deeply hidden WIPs to try to finish them up and find that I didn’t mark where I was in the pattern when they “disappeared” into the closet. Do you have a suggestion of what I can do, because it’s scaring me to even try!”

 

Pattern Collection Review: Date Night by Elegant Economy ($5-$7 per pattern)

What we are reading:

Leslie finished reading The Fall of Hyperion.  She finished Wings of Retribution by Sara King.  She is now alternating between Academ’s Fury (2nd in the series) and The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer for audiobooks.

 

Laura has read Space Case and Poached.  Both are middle school (ages 9 and up) age fiction by Stuart Gibbs.

 

Favorite Things

Spools quilt progress

New handspun tags from Gusler Designs

Fundraiser for shelter dogs with list of prizes

Kickstarter dilemma

 

Upcoming Events

Hey That’s Super contest

SSK Scholarship winner chosen!

Scholarship is sponsored by Three Waters Farm

 

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Episode 245 – Wanderlust

 

Laura is knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Checkheaton Australian Superfine Merino. She has also cast on the Irene Adler shawl by Kirsten Kapur out of WM lace in a we’re different colorway.  Jackaroo back and fronts are done and the sleeves will be cast on this week.

 

Leslie is working on a pair of Vanilla Bean socks out of Fishknits strong heart base in the “After the Storm” colorway.  She is also working on an Etherial Tank in Hazelknits Filigree lace Ruby Love colorway  held double on a size 4/3.5mm needle.

 

Laura has plied the merino/angora blend from Rain’s Obsessive Stitchery.  She got 372 yards of a 2-ply from 3oz.

 

Leslie finished a Tensfield hat by Martina Behm out of Fyberspates Vivacious DK in the Tweed Imp colorway on 4.5mm/US7 needles.

 

Leslie finished spinning 7oz of Spinning Straw Into Gold batts on the Hansen.  Each 1oz is a different shade.  She’s contemplating options for plying.

 

Question from themartiniknitter, “ Hey do either of you guys do  drop spindle spinning? Also, can you recommend some online videos or any kind of help to see if I’m at all doing this right?”

Maggie Casey drop spindle video

Respect the Spindle

Abby’s Youtube

 

Book Review:Wanderlust by Tanis Gray

What we are reading:

Leslie finished reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons, and has moved on to the second in the series: The Fall of Hyperion.  She is now alternating between Academ’s Fury (2nd in the series) and The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer for audiobooks.

 

Laura is reading Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

 

Favorite Things

Spools quilt progress

New handspun tags from Gusler Designs

Fundraiser for shelter dogs with list of prizes

Cinderella

Sock Darning

Upcoming Events

Checkheaton Australian Superfine Merino contest

Hey That’s Super contest

SSK Scholarships voting ends on 3/14 Saturday night in the Rav SSK Group

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Episode 244 – The Magic Wand

 

Episode 244

Laura is knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Checkheaton Australian Superfine Merino. She has also cast on the Irene Adler shawl by Kirsten Kapur out of WM lace in a we’re different colorway.  Jackaroo back is done and the fronts are ready to be cast on.

Leslie is working on a pair of Vanilla Bean socks out of Fishknits strong heart base in the “After the Storm” colorway.  She is also working on an Etherial Tank in Hazelknits Filigree lace Ruby Love colorway  held double on a size 4/3.5mm needle.

 

Laura is working on spinning her Cormo fleece she got and split with Leslie at MDSW last year.  She has finished the Heritage Hill Farm Leicester Longwool Pindrafted roving to ply with the Joanna Spring batt. She has also finished plying the Hello Yarn colorway Slumber.  This was a Polwarth/Silk blend that was 2-plyed.  608 yards.

 

Leslie is spinning 7oz of Spinning Straw Into Gold batts on the Hansen.  Each 1oz is a different shade.

Question from woolyouknitwithme, “Have either of you ever dyed your own yarn and would you do a show with a yarn dyer showing us how to do it?

Would either of you ever make knitting design, dyeing or teaching your full time career.”

Nancy

 

Book Review: Coopknits Socks Volume 2 by Rachel Coopey ($27)

What we are reading:

Leslie finished The Breakers series and is now reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons.  She finished listening to the Furies of Calderon, and is now alternating between Academ’s Fury (2nd in the series) and The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer.

 

Laura has read:

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire

Of Steam and Silk by Bec McMaster

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

 

Favorite Things

Lots of Quilting

HeyThat’sSuper new shirt design

Fundraiser for shelter dogs with list of prizes

Lost City Knits Maaema Scarf

Checkheaton Australian Superfine Merino contest

SSK Scholarships voting ends on 3/14 Saturday night in the Rav SSK Group

SSK SCHOLARSHIP sponsored by Three Waters Farm! The only thing better than learning is sharing what you learn! Our goal is for the scholarship winner to share and inspire their home communities with what they learned at SSK. Write us an essay about how you would accomplish this.  Until then come visit the Etsy shop at threewatersfarm.etsy.com, or go to threewatersfarm.com and take a look at our Top of the Month Club! You can keep up with Three Waters Farm on Ravelry, Instagram, and Facebook.

All entries submitted by 2/28

Laura/Leslie post the entries on Ravelry 3/1

SSK attendees review the entries 3/1- 3/14

Deadline for attendee voting 3/14 midnight EST

Votes accrued/winner announced 3/15

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