Episode 233 – Adventures in Arkansas

 

Episode 233

Laura is knitting on “Frozen” socks for Alice out of Must Stash yarns in the Elsa and Anna colorway on Perfect sock.  Things worked on the can’t be shown include Desert Vista socks in the Lime accent colorway and the Bacon shawl.

Leslie is knitting a Lucky Me cabled cardigan out of Beaverslide Dry Goods Spruce Heather on size US8/5.0 mm needles. She is also working on a Bridgewater out of Madelinetosh lace in the Silver Fox colorway.

Laura has finished the  Tiny Top-Down Cardigan out of Helix on size 3 needles.  She also finished the Crisp and Even Cowl from Knitvent 2014 out of Loop Bump handspun in the Stargazer colorway. Finished but not shown Happy Happy Joy Joy hat in the Howl’s Castle colorway from Gynx Yarn on size 8 needles.

Leslie finished a third rag quilt.

Question from Gizmo098 Do you have any pattern ideas for laceweight handspun? Thanks for your help : )

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/search#tag-list=handspun&weight=lace&sort=best&view=thumbs&craft=knitting

Review: Mzansi by Sally-Jane Cameron $20 digital copy

Giveaway: One ebook copy of the book.

We are reading:

Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

Leslie is reading Syren from the Septimus Heap collection, and The Wise Man’s Fear (KingKiller chronicles #2), Patrick Rothfuss.  She also started the Stray series by Andrea Host.

Favorite Things

Knitvent 2014 25% for both 2013 and 2014 with the code KG25

Creative With Clay – giveaway drawing

 

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Episode 232 – Adjective Rich

 

Episode 232

 

Laura has knit on the Yowza shawl out of some handspun from Crown Mountain Farms (out of business).  She has 550 yards and is using size 7 needles. She has also cast on a new pair of socks of out Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Color Accents Lime colorway.  She is knitting these on size 1 (2.25) needles.  Laura has also cast on the Happy Happy Joy Joy hat by Melissa Stajda (Hey Hey Lady) on size 8 needles out of Gynx Merino Worsted in the Howl’s Castle colorway.

 

Leslie is knitting a Lucky Me cabled cardigan out of Beaverslide Dry Goods Spruce Heather on size US8/5.0 mm needles.

 

Laura has finished the Rikke hat, out of Invictus Yarns in the Unbowed DK base in “Etta”.

 

Leslie finished a second rag quilt.

 

Question from Aljones1954 How do you know where you should measure for the bust/chest. I hear some say at the widest point and others say right under the armpits. It makes a big difference in the size of the garment. Could explain why some sweaters are enormous when complete.

Thanks for the show.

Anne in SC

Review:Vest Bets by Sixth and Spring

 

We are reading:

GreenGlass House by Kate Mitford

Leslie is reading Syren from the Septimus Heap collection, and The Wise Man’s Fear (KingKiller chronicles #2), Patrick Rothfuss.  Re-read These Broken Stars in preparation for the release of the sequel This Shattered World, by Amie Kaufman.

 

Favorite Things

Knitvent 2014 25% for both 2013 and 2014 with the code KG25

Impromptu trip to Boston

Creative With Clay – Charan Sachar  visit Etsy shop Giveawayhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/Creativewithclay and mention your favorite item.

Jan Brett

Crystal Bridge

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Episode 231 – Madness

 

Episode 231

Laura has knit on the Yowza shawl out of some handspun from Crown Mountain Farms (out of business).  She has 550 yards and is using size 7 needles.  She cast on the Rikke hat, out of Invictus Yarns in the Unbowed DK base in “Etta”

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeartfeltHandspun?ref=search_shop_redirect

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Spinningandstitching?ref=pr_faveshops

https://www.etsy.com/shop/WildenStudios?ref=pr_faveshops

Leslie is knitting a pair of Atlantic Current Socks by Meliabella out of Leading Men Fiber ArtsSpotlight in Toxic Gas.  She has started a Pebble Beach Shawlette out of some fulled Loop handspun in the “Smitten” colorway.

Laura has finished the Caesious curl by Hunter Hammerson out of deep stash, Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Green Gray colorway.

Laura has finished her OWL!

Question from Review:  3 Skeins or Less by Tanis Gray, $24.99

We are reading:

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

Leslie is reading Syren from the Septimus Heap collection, and The Name of The Wind (KingKiller chronicles), Patrick Rothfuss

Favorite Things

Knitvent 2014 25% for both 2013 and 2014 with the code KG25

Neely’s Knits Yarn Giveaway

Allis KAL

Infinite Twist Kits – handspun Trouvaille on special sale for $98

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Episode 230 – Curls

 

Episode 230

 

Laura has knit on the Yowza shawl out of some handspun from Crown Mountain Farms (out of business).  She has 550 yards and is using size 7 needles.  She cast on the Rikke hat, out of Invictus Yarns in the Unbowed DK base in “Etta” She has also cast on the Caesious curl by Hunter Hammerson out of deep stash, Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Green Gray colorway.

Leslie is knitting a pair of Atlantic Current Socks by Meliabella out of Leading Men Fiber Arts Spotlight in Toxic Gas.  She has started a Pebble Beach Shawlette out of some fulled Loop handspun in the “Smitten” colorway.

Leslie finished a Pamir hat in Neeley’s Knits DK, Starry Night colorway.

Laura has finished  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.

Question from Blondie11: Have you ever tried to shrink a wool sweater and, if so, how did you do it? I made the “Tangled Yoke” sweater by Eunny Jang out of Rowan Felted Tweed and it is just too big. Any recommendations? I don’t really want to give it away.

Review:  Curls by Hunter Hammersen, Pantsville Press, $19.95 digital copy, also available from Hunter’s site.

We are reading:

Jackaby by William Ritter

Leslie is still reading Queste from the Septimus Heap collection, and “Elantris” by Brandon Sandersen

Favorite Things

Rag Quilt for FIL and Cross Stitching

Knitvent 2014 25% for both 2013 and 2014 with the code KG25

First pattern is Candlelight Shawl

Invictus Yarns Giveaway

Neely’s Knits Yarn Giveaway

Allis KAL

Infinite Twist Kits – handspun Trouvaille on special sale for $98

Small Business Saturday

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