Episode 286 – Unintentional Twins

 

 

Leslie is knitting a Mitered Crosses square for her handspun blanket and is working on a pair of double gusset socks in CrazyDog Yarns Step All Over Me colorway. She is also working on a cross stitch for a friend in Lake Tahoe.

 

Laura  is knitting  Love of Spiders by Melanie Berg.

 

Laura has finished a pair of toe-up socks out of Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Zombody it’s cold outside.  She has added a garter stitch heel from the book, “Cool Socks, Warm Feet” by Lucy Neatby.

Laura has been spinning some Wool Pierogi rolags for Eloise. She is also spinning ITW in the Il Tramento in the Falkland base.  She has finished spinning the singles of Hello Yarn Coridale.

 

Book Review: Flatland by Katya Frankel ($7.50)

Closely Knit by Linda Hart

 

Question from Kstorer,”Laura and Leslie,

Happy New Year! I am working on “cleaning up” my craft space and have two questions.

The first one, is it okay to store yarn in plastic containers? I always see yarn just sitting open in bins but am concerned that something could spill on it or get dusty. If I put the yarn all in bags, then I have to open the bags to see everything??

The second question, is there a good app or way to keep a needle inventory? This would include a way to know that I have a size 7 circular and am using it on a certain project.

Thanks so much! This info will really help my “cleaning up”.

Kim Storer”

 

Leslie is listening to/reading Changes: A Randall Lee Mystery by Charles Colyott.

Laura is listening to the third Charley Davidson series.  She has finished the first 4 books in the Rainshadow series by Jayne Castle.  She is also reading the Theirs is Not to Reason Why series by Jean Johnson.

 

Favorite Things:

DFW fiber festival

Oxford Yarn Festival

Closely Knit giveaway

Gleener

Creativebug – use code KNITGIRLLLS for free 30 day trial

CATT New Technique runs Jan 1-March 31st

Wonderful Patreon Supporters!

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Episode 285 – Type B

 

Episode 285

Leslie knit a Mitered Crosses square for her handspun blanket and cast on for a new pair of double gusset socks in CrazyDog Yarns Step All Over Me colorway.

 

Laura  is knitting a pair of toe-up socks out of Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Zombody it’s cold outside.  She has added a garter stitch heel from the book, “Cool Socks, Warm Feet” by Lucy Neatby.  She has also worked on Love of Spiders by Melanie Berg.

 

Leslie has finished a pair of plain socks out of a Gale’s Art Sock Blank.

 

Laura has finished 1 newborn sized baby hats out of handspun leftovers.  She has also finished a pair of Baby Steps Booties by Lisa Chemery.

Laura has been spinning some Wool Pierogi rolags for Eloise. She has also finished some SOuthern Cross Fibre.  It is South African Superfine wool top in the Hanging Around colorway.  It is 172 yards.  She has also chain plyed a batt she made at Yarn School (45 yards). She started spinning ITW in the Il Tramento in the Falkland base.

 

Book Review:Fine Things for Plain Occasions by Hunter Hammersen, $21.95 digital or $29.95 paper + digital

 

Question from Chevyrell,

Do you have any tips or tricks regarding the fit of color work socks? I knit these squirrel socks a few years ago and have always had trouble getting the color work at the top of the cuff over my heel. I’m scared that if i make them loose, they will look sloppy.

Thanks!!! Chevyrell

 

Leslie is listening to The Atlantis Plague now.  She read The Legend of Zero: The Scientist, The Rat, and the Assassin by Sara King and is nearly finished with Beneath The Stain.

 

Laura is listening to the third Charley Davidson series.  She has been reading the Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep.  Baba Yaga

 

Favorite Things:

DFW fiber festival

Gleener

Creativebug – use code KNITGIRLLLS for free 30 day trial

CATT New Technique runs Jan 1-March 31st

Wonderful Patreon Supporters!

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Episode 284 – Three Takes

 

Leslie is  knitting a pair of plain socks out of a Gale’s Art Sock Blank and Winchester Plaid, Anti-Posession Mittens out of Brooklyn Tweed.  She also knit a Mitered Crosses square for her handspun blanket.

 

Laura  is knitting Behind the Sun by Cate Carter-Evans.  You can find the kits on Infinite Twist.  She is knitting it on size 8 needles.  She is knitting a pair of toe-up socks out of Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Zombody it’s cold outside.  She has added a garter stitch heel from the book, “Cool Socks, Warm Feet” by Lucy Neatby.  She has also worked on Love of Spiders by Melanie Berg.

 

Laura has finished 2 newborn sized baby hats out of leftovers and Marigold Jen.  

Leslie finished silly cross stitch for her work cube.  

Laura has been spinning some Wool Pierogi rolags for Eloise.

 

Book Review: Family-Friendly Knits by Courtney Spainhower ($22.99)

Question from KnittyKat16, Hello, Ladies! As I become a more prolific sock knitter, I want to stretch the yardage of my lovely sock yarn skeins with coordinating heels and toes. Since not all dyers provide these, do you have any recommendations for heel & toe mini skeins?”

 

Leslie listened to The Atlantis Gene and is listening to The Atlantis Plague now.  She read Full Domain, Found (brides of Kindred 4), and is currently reading Recurve, first in the Elemental series by Shannon Meyer.

 

Laura is listening to the second Charley Davidson series.  She has been reading the Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep and the Magnus Chase series by Rick Riordan.  She has also read Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin.

 

Favorite Things:

DFW fiber festival

Vogue Knitting Live

Hapticlab quilt patterns

Quoin hat by woolly wormhead

Another Crafty Girl

Red Umbrella Yarns by Xevaral of http://www.ravelry.com/groups/tv-nerd-knits

CATT New Technique

Starts Jan 1-March 31st

Wonderful Patreon Supporters!

 

 

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Episode 283 – Desert Vista Down

 

Episode 283

Leslie is  knitting a pair of plain socks out of a Gale’s Art Sock Blank and Winchester Plaid, Anti-Posession Mittens out of Brooklyn Tweed.

 

Laura  is knitting Behind the Sun by Cate Carter-Evans.  You can find the kits on Infinite Twist.  She is knitting it on size 8 needles.  She has cast on 2 new projects this week.  The first is a pair of toe-up socks out of Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Zombody it’s cold outside.  She has also cast on Love of Spiders by Melanie Berg.

Laura has finished a pair of Regia socks out of Arne and Carlos series.  She is using size 0 needle.  Wendyknits Numbers

Leslie finished a Citron Grand out of handspun.  

Laura has been washing a Romney fleece from Ross Farms.  She has finished clun forest from Knit Spin Farm that was spun on the S-R (400 yards of a 2-ply).  She has also spun a batt from Knit Spin Farm (250 yards, 2-ply).  She just started spinning some Wool Pierogi rolags for Eloise.

 

Leslie plied the Something Wicked colorway of Fiberoptic Merino/Silk and got 374 yards.

 

Book Review: Practical Spinners Guide to Wool by Larson ($27)

Question from Scrapfaire, “ This question is for Laura because Leslie doesn’t like pompoms… Do you find if you buy a pompom maker they turn out better, I’ve made a couple and they aren’t as round or chubbie as I’d like… I have pom pom envy and since you have a craftsy affiliate program and they have a sale, I used your link to purchase yarn for a Baabable hat! I want to make sure i have a suitable pom pom and I’m hoping to debut this hat at Vogue Knitting Live (um, that part means I’ll be on Leslie lookout… I’m sure there will only be one of those popular hats there)”  Stephen West PomPom it

 

Leslie finished reading a bunch of silly romancey novels.

 

Laura has been watching Galavant.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B9rjRzlWtU

She is listening to the second Charley Davidson series.  She has been reading the Black Blade series by Jennifer Estep and the Magnus Chase series by Rick Riordan.

 

Favorite Things:

DFW fiber festival

Vogue Knitting Live

Infinite Twist Kit, Behind the Sun, Giveaway

Another Crafty Girl

CATT New Technique

Starts Jan 1-March 31st  First Prize from Another Crafty Girl

Wonderful Patreon Supporters!

First Live Q&A 1/15/16

SSK Money

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