Laura is knitting on 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. She is also knitting on a pattern of her own design out of Infinite Twist Helix in the Peacock colorway.
Leslie is knitting on a pair of socks out of Yarn Vs Zombies in the Sunrise colorway. She frogged the Chrysanthemum frutescans out of Jojoland Splatterdash and is working on Aiskew from Coopknits Toasty out of leftovers from Baa Ram Ewe.
Leslie finished a Little Nonsense hat designed by Laura out of Another Crafty Girl
Leslie spun an Enchanted Knoll Fibers batt and is trying to decide how to ply it.
Laura finished plying her Woolpierogi Batts in the Drop Swingle colorway. She got 200 yards of a 2-ply from 2 ounces.
Question from hishandmaid,” Hi ladies, I have had a question on my mind for several weeks, so I’m glad I finally got over here to ask.
With the sweaters you have been knitting lately I have some questions since I’m endeavoring to increase my own sweater knitting. Leslie, I know you are knitting a bulky weight sweater and I recently finished a worsted weight sweater with a looser gauge than I am usually comfortable with, I think it was maybe five stitches to the inch. Laura, your “Every Last Yard”, which I have had my eye on also, was at a pretty loose gauge. My question is does gauge determine the wear of the sweater? For example will a sweater knit with a looser gauge not last as long or will it pill more or does it just depend on the yarn? I usually stay away from worsted weight and heavier sweaters because I thought the gauge would not wear as well. I really enjoyed this latest worsted weight sweater that I knit. I’m sorry this is so wordy, thanks for reading!
Review: EveryDay Lace by Heather Zoppetti
Kung Fu Knits by Elizabeth Green Musselman
We are reading:
Laura is reading Lockwood and Co by Jonathan Stroud
Leslie finished The Girl With All the Gifts, Lock In by John Scalzi. She’s relistening to A Discovery of Witches, and reading Queste from the Septimus Heap collection
#projectsweaterchest – this week we talk about key factors when evaluating patterns
*Stash Dash Giveaway* 206 total finishers!
Dream in Color Giveaway
Fiber in the Boro