Episode 311 – Last Remote Episode!

Leslie is still working on the Nuvem out of Plucky Classics “Funny Affair At Tiffany’s”.

Laura is knitting on Flax Light by Tin Can Knits.  She is using Marigold Jen Yarns in the October colorway.  This is being knit on size 2 and 4 needles.  She has also started a design out of Foster Farm Yarns

Leslie has finished Vanilla is the New Black (sport/dk) in Nomadic Yarns Dobby Is a Free Elf Colorway.

Question from Queenielives, “Hi Laura and Leslie

This question is more for Laura…

I see that you often knit your socks on two short circular needles (16 inch) instead of dpns or magic looping. I am wondering if you would give a short demo as to how you do that? How you prevent laddering? What I need to know to use this method?

I mostly knit socks on dpns but have recently purchased some needles to try it with two short circulars but I have not been successful in finding much information on this technique.

Thanks for your help.

Happily knitting in Utah

Jamie”

Leslie has listened to several books this week.  Prickly Business, Family of Lies: Sebastian, For Real (re-listen),and Sacrati.

Laura is finished reading Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron.  She is super stoked about her autographed copy of Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie de Paola.

Favorite Things:

Stash Dash Prizes

Books from Birth

Board Game Shenanigans

Dates of SAL/KAL June 1st-Stash Dash end

Laura will be teaching at Haus of Yarn in September 17th and attending SAFF.

Patreon Thank You!

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Episode 310 – State of Flux

Leslie is working on Vanilla is the New Black (sport/dk) in Nomadic Yarns Dobby Is a Free Elf Colorway.

 

Laura is knitting on Flax Light by Tin Can Knits.  She is using Marigold Jen Yarns in the October colorway.  This is being knit on size 2 and 4 needles.   She is also knitting on a pair of Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks out of Nomadic Yarns in the McGonagall colorway.

 

Laura has finished Rocketeer by Woolly Wormhead.  It is out of the Bambeanies book.  She is knitting it on size 9 needles out of Lorna’s Laces Cloudgate in the Mantis Shrimp colorway (A Good Yarn exclusive).  She also has finished a Tubey also by Woolly Wormhead.  This was knit out of handspun dyed by Southern Cross Fibre in the Puppy Dogs Tails colorway.  It was knit on size 7 needles.

 

Laura has been spinning on some KnitSpin Farm batts and next up is some SCF in the Get Happy colorway (Bond/Suri)

 

Leslie has spun a braid of Polwarth/silk from Three Waters Farm in the Antique Portrait colorway on the new Schacht Flatiron.  She got 326yds of a 3ply sport weight.

 

Question from Scrapfaire, “That LOVELY barberpoled yarn… what kinds of things showcase it? I have some that I purchased last fall that I’d like to knit up… but I don’t know what to knit with it.”

 

Leslie is listening to the Kage series by Maris Black and the Hidden Relic from the Evermen series.  She read and loved/cried The Music of the Spheres by Chase Potter and The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles.

 

Laura is currently reading Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron.

 

Favorite Things:

Stash Dash

SSK and the ensuing gluttony

Stash Dash Prizes

Dates of SAL/KAL June 1st-Stash Dash end

Laura will be teaching at Haus of Yarn in September and attending SAFF.

Patreon Thank You!

Portland

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Episode 309 – Do it Live!

 

Episode 309

Leslie is working on on Stripe Study, using Wollmeise Twin in Neptun and Leading Men Fiber Arts Cherry Pie to London Fog Gradient.

 

Laura is knitting on Rocketeer by Woolly Wormhead.  It is out of the Bambeanies book.  She is knitting it on size 9 needles out of Lorna’s Laces Cloudgate in the Mantis Shrimp colorway (A Good Yarn exclusive).  She is also knitting on a pair of Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks out of Nomadic Yarns in the McGonagall colorway.

 

Laura has finished a pair of sock out the Everybody Knows Your Name colorway from Desert Vista Dyeworks.  She used size 0 needles and the 64 stitch count version of Vanilla Reversed by Anneh Fletcher.

 

Laura has been processing some Merino cross fleece.

 

Leslie has spun ⅓ of a braid of Polwarth/silk from Three Waters Farm in the Antique Portrait colorway on the new Schacht Flatiron.

 

Question from luciejwill, “Hi lovely ladies, I am a new watcher and am binge watching the older podcasts. I am amazed at the gorgeous sweaters and cardigans you have knit yourselves.

I want to knit myself a sweater but have never made one before. Would I be better knitting a child size sweater to learn the techniques or just jump right in and knit something easy in my own size.

I have been looking at Flax by Tin Can Knits and it ‘looks’ fairly simple – would this be a good one to start with?”

 

Leslie is listening to Enchantress by James Maxwell and Ten Below Zero by Whitney Barbetti with Kindle Unlimited.  

 

Laura has read Born of Legend by Sherrylyn Kenyon and Rock Wedding by Nalini Singh.  She is currently reading Rogue not Taken by Sarah MacLean and Lord of the Fading Lands by C. L. Wilson.

 

Favorite Things:

Stash Dash

SSK and the ensuing gluttony

Stash Dash Prizes

Dates of SAL/KAL June 1st-Stash Dash end

Laura will be teaching at Haus of Yarn in September and attending SAFF.

Patreon Thank You!

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Episode 307 – Totally Cool Enough

 

Episode 307

 

Leslie is working on a newly cast on Fort Tryon out of Jill Draper Esopus.  She also cast on Stripe Study, using Wollmeise Twin in Neptun and Leading Men Fiber Arts Cherry Pie to London Fog Gradient.  She cast on the Stone Croft Shawl in Wollmeise Blend in the Little Red Riding Hood colorway.  She cast on Adirondack out of handspun from Lynn, but might change the pattern.

 

Laura is knitting on Kallara by Ambah O’Brien.  It is being knit out of Plucky feet in the Sugar Coated colorway and Republic of Wool in the Wrinkle in Time colorway.  She has also worked on some toe up socks with a fish lips kiss heel out of Nomadic Yarns in the McGonagle colorway

 

Laura has finished Wee Lima out of Another Crafty Girl Worsted in the “Hey, Can I Drive the Bus?” colorway.

 

Laura has finished spinning and plying the Three Waters Farm Corridale in the Homestead Purple colorway on the Lendrum Upright (380 yards).  She has also spun Hello Yarn in the Shy Creature Colorway on Rambouillet on the Ladybug.  

 

Question from A1dawen, “I’m not sure if this has already been asked (I ran a search in the thread but didn’t get any hits!). I’m starting to feel like a more advanced knitter, so I’d like to try my hand at designing patterns. What are your favorite knitting stitch dictionaries?”

Barbara Walker Treasury online

 

Leslie is listening to the Loch Moigh series with Kindle Unlimited.  She’s listened to Matched, and even though it’s the first of a trilogy, she probably won’t finish it..  

 

Laura has been collecting all the books.  Some awesome authors she got to meet at ILA included:

Kwame Alexander

Sarah Weeks

Steve Sheinkin

Lauren Tarshis

Laurie Halse Anderson

Judd Winick

Nikki Grimes

Ruta Sepetys

Jack Gantos

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Candice Fleming

 

Favorite Things:

Upcoming CATTS including Stash Dash

SSK

Stash Dash Prizes

Dates of SAL/KAL June 1st-Stash Dash end

Live Podcast 7/18

Wonderful Patreon Supporters

 

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