Episode 258 – WIP-shamed

Leslie has worked on Lilli Pilli out of Hazelknits in three colors and made some progress on an old WIP Tric by Asa Tricosa in Highland Handmades Butternut DK in the Teal colorway

 

Laura is knitting on the 1 pair of socks on size 1 (2.25 needles). They are a pair of Two Sisters Yarn Company     She has worked a little on Belle Isle  out of Bamboo Pop in a lime green color.  She is using size 3 and 5 needles.  She has also started making hexipuffs (beekeepers quilt) out of of sock yarn samples and scraps.  Laura has cast on 3 new projects this week.  The first is a design for Tangerine Design’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory kit.  It is knit using size 0 needles and Knitter’s Knitmare yarn.  The second is a pair of Rose City Rollers for SSK.  They are knit on Nova Platina DPNs in size 0 and are out of Knitterly Things Vesper yarn in the Rainbow Love colorway.  The third thing she cast on is Stipe Study.  She is knitting this on size  6 needles using ALisha Goes Around and a Neon paintbox kit from Fiberoptic.

 

Leslie has finished nada

 

Laura has plyed all the plys for her 4 ply cable yarn.  She got 400 yards from the Romney she dyed at yarn school.  She also began spinning Death from Into the Whirled (Megasal colorway).  This is superwash merino that she hopes to get a 3-ply sock yarn out of.

 

Leslie finished carding the corriedale/Merino cross from MDSW and started carding the Coopworth from MDSW.  .

 

Question from CordeliaHKnits, “I would like to add on to this. I’ve heard Leslie mention friends of hers that are master insert craft. How does one become a master insert craft?”

TKGA master handknitter program

Mastering the Knits podcast

Master Spinner through Olds College

Master Weaver through Olds College

 

Book Review: Increase, Decrease: 99 Step by Step Methods by Judith Durant (16.95)

Leslie is listening to Judas Unchained by Peter F Hamilton. She’s reading The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.

Laura is rereading Little House on the Prairie .

 

Favorite Things

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/KAL

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

 

Stash Dash

SSK Doorprizes

Try it on Room ticket incentive 3 tickets for an accessory and 5 for a garment.  Pre-tagged is always appreciated!

 

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Episode 257 – I’ll Cut A Stitch

 

Leslie is worked on Joker and the Thief out of DIC Jilly in the Great Pumpkin colorway and the Shades of Periwinkle Rustic Fingering gradient kit from Neighborhood Fiber Co. and cast on Lilli Pilli out of Hazelknits in three colors

 

Laura is knitting on the 1 pair of socks on size 1 (2.25 needles). They are a pair of Two Sisters Yarn Company     She has worked a little on Belle Isle  out of Bamboo Pop in a lime green color.  She is using size 3 and 5 needles.  She has also started making hexipuffs (beekeepers quilt) out of of sock yarn samples and scraps.

 

Laura has finished French CanCan out of Wollmeise Blend (size 7 needles).

 

Leslie has finished nada

 

Laura has started spinning her first 4 cable ply spin.  She is using the sidekick and Romney that she dyed at Yarn School.  She has finished plying her Hello Yarn Yarn School colorway.  It is a 848 yard 2-ply merino laceweight.  She also finished plying 250 yards of a 3-ply black on holiday and some Cormo fleece.

 

Leslie started spinning her ThreeWatersFarm Honky Tonk in the Polwarth/Silk blend.  Only about an ounce done so far.

 

Question from antmeg, “Hi ladies! I am looking for suggestions on a wrap/shawl. My stepson is getting married and I’d like to have an amazing shawl to wear over my dress. Dress is floor length, one shoulder and black so anything goes really. Just need a good pattern and also yarn suggestion for a yarn that absolutely does not shed. I appreciate your help!

Michelle”

 

Leslie finished Pandora’s Star by Peter F Hamilton and started Judas Unchained (next in the series).  She is downloading The Fold to listen to while driving to Nashville and preordered Armada to listen to on the way back.  She’s reading The Care and Feeding of Griffons (Lords of Arcadia series).

Laura has read some Tessa Dare historical romance.

 

Favorite Things

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/KAL

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

Stash Dash
7K in Ravelry group

SSK Doorprizes and Vendor announcement

SSK Room-mate questionnaire needed from all

Try it on Room ticket incentive

 

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Episode 256 – Easily Distracted

 

Episode 256

Leslie is worked on her Bridgewater out of Madelinetosh lace in the Silver Fox colorway.  She got a little done on the Louche socks out of Apothecary Yarns MCN blend on size 2.25mm needles but is probably going to have to rip out.  She cast on Joker and the Thief out of DIC Jilly in the Great Pumpkin colorway and the Shades of Periwinkle Rustic Fingering gradient kit from Neighborhood Fiber Co.

 

Laura is knitting on the 1 pair of socks on size 1 (2.25 needles). They are a pair of Two Sisters Yarn Company     She is almost done with French CanCan out of Wollmeise Blend (size 7 needles). She has started Belle Island out of Bamboo Pop in a lime green color.  She is using size 3 and 5 needles.

 

Laura has finished socks out of out of lollipop yarn in the Beach Baby colorway

 

Leslie has finished the stitching on the sashiko sampler from Fancy Tiger.

 

Laura has started spinning her first 4 cable ply spin.  She is using the sidekick and Romney that she dyed at Yarn School.

 

Review:Knits for Boys by Kate Oates

 

Leslie is listening Pandora’s Star by Peter F Hamilton.

Laura has read some Teresa Dare historical romance.

 

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.
Stash Dash Giveaway 5 copies of http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/melinas-mini-poof from Mercantile519

Estes

SSK Classes Up

SSK Room-mate questionnaire

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Episode 255 – Flavor of Crazy

 

Episode 255

Leslie is worked on her Bridgewater out of Madelinetosh lace in the Silver Fox colorway.  She also is knitting on a Rikke out of Green Mountain Spinnery worsted.  She got a little done on the Louche socks out of Apothecary Yarns MCN blend on size 2.25mm needles.

 

Laura is knitting on the 3 pairs of socks on size 1 (2.25 needles).  The first is Strie, Toe Up by Lara Neel out of Moonrover Handspun.  Spun by the lovely Showmeyourknits.  The second is out of lollipop yarn in the Beach Baby colorway.  The third is a pair of Two Sisters Yarn Company    She has also started the Kirsten Kapur 2015 mystery shawl in Pefect Day yarns in the Mermaid Tavern coloway.  She has also started French CanCan out of Wollmeise Blend (size 7 needles).

 

Leslie has finished spinning this month’s moonrover club fiber, a SW merino/nylon blend, for 350 yards 3 ply yarn.  She also put binding on Laura’s quilt.

 

Laura has started spinning her first 4 cable ply spin.  She is using the sidekick and Romney that she dyed at Yarn School. She has plyed Knitty and Color (170 yards) and Vice (170 yards) both are SW merino. Laura has also plyed a 160 yards of bits and bobs.  She has also corespun 150 yards of nonsense. She has also started spinning Three Waters Farm HonyTonk colorway in th Polwarth Silk base

 

Review: Warm Days Cool Knits by Corrina Ferguson, $24.95 retail

One e-copy to giveaway of Kirsten Kapur Shawls book one

 

Leslie is listening Pandora’s Star by Peter F Hamilton.

Laura has read the new Nalini Singh book

 

Question from yarningforasmile,”bring skeins to the stash… Ok lets say you buy a destash skein from Rav and you get it home … it looks fine but what if?? Should you wash it and hang it to dry before bringing it into the stash?? Leave it in a bag forever, freeze it??? OMG I am freaking out about moths lol”

 

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 will be winding yarn for Lilli Pilli very soon.

Alice Elizabeth

John C. Campbell Folk School

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