Episode 252 – Empress of Stash Dash

 

Episode 252

 

Laura is knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Cleckheaton Australian Superfine Merino.   Laura’s stripy socks are Inspiration Dyeworks (no longer dyeing). . Also on the needles is Julia’s Birthday sweater.  It is Hiro Petite by Julia Farwell-Clay.  The 8 year old Size is being knit out of Cascade 220 superwash. She has also cast on a Milo out of Neely’s Knits in the dk base in the Anna colorway using size 5 needles.

 

Leslie is knitting a pair of Bootstrap socks by Lara Neel out of a Knitty & Color sparkle sock blank on size 2.25mm.  She is also working on a customfit sweater out of Madelinetosh Sport in William Morris on size 5/3.75mm needles.

 

Laura has finished an Alice Elizabeth out of Fiberstory Core Dk in the Jammies colorway.

 

Leslie shows washed merino/corriedale cross fleece and a sample of the Coopworth before and after washing.  Both fleeces were purchased at MDSW 2015.

 

Review: Defarge Does Shakespeare $29.95 amazon/$16.95 digital download via Ravelry

 

Question from Indigo13, “When you buy a hank of wool, is it a good idea to wind it into a cake right away, or a while before you actually use it? I like to cake it as soon as I can because then it’s ready to go when it tells me what it wants to be. However, I notice that when I watch podcasts, like yours :), no one seems to do this. I’ve also heard that it can stretch the yarn. Should I or shouldn’t I?

Hope you can answer this question that’s been nagging at me :) I recently did some stash enhancing and my winder is calling me….”

 

Favorite Things

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/KAL

Preorders for fiber will be from 5/11 until the end of May.

Orders will be shipped the first week of June.

Preorders for yarn will be from 5/11 until June 15th, with orders shipping by the first week of July.

There will be a separate thread for FO’s from either the yarn or the fiber with all entries due by 8/31.

 

Leslie’s face/SSK spots

Stash Dash

Events in the future

Vicksburg

Loopy Ewe

Estes

Bags By Awesome Grannie giveaway

MDSW meetup

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Episode 251 – Double Dipple

 

Episode 251

Laura is knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Cleckheaton Australian Superfine Merino.   Laura’s stripy socks are Inspiration Dyeworks (no longer dyeing).  She has also cast on an Alice Elizabeth out of Fiberstory Core Dk in the Jammies colorway. Also on the needles is Julia’s Birthday sweater.  It is Hiro Petite by Julia Farwell-Clay.  The 8 year old Size is being knit out of Cascade 220 superwash.

 

Leslie has lots on the needles.  A pair of striped stockinette socks out of handspun from both Leslie and Jessica on size 2.75mm.  She is also knitting a pair of Bootstrap socks by Lara Neel out of a Knitty & Color sparkle sock blank on size 2.25mm and a pair of Louche socks out of Apothecary Yarns MCN blend on size 2.25mm needles.  I also cast on a customfit sweater out of Madelinetosh Sport in William Morris on size 5/3.75mm needles.

 

Leslie has finished a pair of plain stockinette socks out of Gales Art in “The Big O” colorway and sent them off to their recipient.

 

Leslie has washed a merino/corriedale cross and re-washed a cormo fleece from RB 2014.

Favorite Things

Afterthought Heels Revisited

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/KAL

Preorders for fiber will be from 5/11 until the end of May.

Orders will be shipped the first week of June.

Preorders for yarn will be from 5/11 until June 15th, with orders shipping by the first week of July.

There will be a separate thread for FO’s from either the yarn or the fiber with all entries due by 8/31.

BFL is $18.95

Polwarth/Silk is $23.95

Superwash Merino 100% is $26.95

Superwash Merino/Nylon, 80/20, 400 yards is $26.95

 

String Theory Yarn Giveaway

Stash Dash

MDSW Recap:

Loop

Into the Whirled

Cloverhill Yarn Shop

Marigold Jen

Hobbledehoy

Miss Babs

Fleece

Events in the future

Vicksburg

Loopy Ewe

Estes

Bags By Awesome Grannie giveaway

Congrats to Beck!

 

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Episode 250 – Hermitage

 

Episode 250

Laura is knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Cleckheaton Australian Superfine Merino.   Laura’s stripy socks are Inspiration Dyeworks (no longer dyeing).  She has also cast on an Alice Elizabeth out of Fiberstory Core Dk in the Jammies colorway.

 

Leslie has finished a pair of Spring Showers out of Skein Yarn in the Fig colorway as a barter for long arm quilting one of her quilts. She has also knit a pair of plain stockinette socks out of Gales Art in “The Big O” colorway.

 

Laura has finished Clincher out of Knitty and Color in the Bitchin’ colorway with Numma Numma jukebox as the contrast color. Knitty and Color will be at MDSW!  She has also finished a pair of Afterthought heel socks revisited out of Quaere in the patchwork

 

Leslie has finished the processing for a Romney fleece from RB 2014.

 

Question from seine1, “You often talk about “bases” when you are describing yarns or rovings. Can you tell us more about what that means exactly?”

 

Book Review: Knit Wear Love by Amy Herzog ($24.95)

 

What we are reading:

Leslie finished In Her Name: Empire by Michael Hicks(sci-fi), free on Amazon and loved it. She is now listening to the Princepts Fury (5th in the series) audiobook.  She also watched Outlander this week (first season) and couldn’t decipher half of what they were saying without subtitles.

 

Favorite Things

Giveway: Marigold Jen

Giveaway: Skink No Surrender

Three Waters Farm Scholarship

Events in the future

Stitches South

-Plucky

2 Guys Yarn Company

Dragonfly Fibers

A Hundred Ravens

Canon Handyes by the Amy Lee Show

Retromanic

Regia Arne and Carlos from Bliss

Class with Anna Zilboorg

Book signing of Greg Iles

Stash Dash-3K,5K,10K

Knitsweartink meetup

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Episode 249 – With Two Giveaways

 

Episode 249

Laura is knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Cleckheaton Australian Superfine Merino. She has also cast on 2 new projects, Citron and Clincher.  Citron is being knit on size 4 needles out of Into the Whirled merino silk in the Abercrombie colorway.  Clincher is being knit out of Knitty and Color in the Bitchin’ colorway with Numma Numma jukebox as the contrast color.  Laura’s stripy purse socks are Inspiration Dyeworks.

 

Leslie is knitting a pair of Spring Showers out of Skein Yarn in the Fig colorway as a barter for long arm quilting one of her quilts.  She’s finished the first one and begun the second one.

 

Leslie has not spun, but has been processing a Romney fleece from RB 2014. She has worked through about ⅓ of the carding.

 

Laura has been spinning cormo singles to 3-ply.  Next on the wheel is a Woolpierogi batt for thefatsquirrel gratitude kal.

 

Sewing – Leslie put binding on the value quilt.  She also received back her long-arm barter quilt from Miss Marker’s Quilts (fabulous!) and now has to square up the edges and attach binding.  She also sewed five diaper covers from danamadeit.com as part of a baby shower gift..

 

Question from kizmet, “How do you spin batts? Particularly ITTW as? I’ve been holding a Captain Tightpants batt but don’t know how to begin. I don’t want a gradient,must rather some barber-piled goodness. Thanks much virtual-girrllfriends.

 

Book Review: Socks for Jeans by Deborah Tomasello ($8.00 rav download)

 

What we are reading:

Leslie finished the first three of the Shadow Quest series by Kiersten Fay (paranormal space romance), The Winner’s Curse (Fantasy), The Scribe (Urban Fantasy), and Entreat Me (Fantasy/Romance).  She is now listening to the Princepts Fury (5th in the series) audiobook.

 

Laura has read Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen and Rain Reign by Ann Martin. She has listened to Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm

 

Favorite Things

Giveway: Marigold Jen

Giveaway: Skink No Surrender

Laura is teaching at the Loopy Ewe

SSK KAL #2

Three Waters Farm Scholarship

Events in the future

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