Episode 201 – Guilt Triangle

Episode 201

Laura has ripped out parts of her Antler and reknit the bottom band. She has also cast on Tubularity by Martina Behm. The first color she is knitting on is Madtosh light in the cherry colorway, the second color is trekking, the 3rd is gynx yarn, the 4th is another crafty girl in the Ponkie Brewster colorway. It is being knit on size 3 Signature needles.

Leslie is working on some plain vanilla socks in Desert Vista Dyeworks “NashvilleNights” colorway. She has also cast on for a new design working with the gorgeous Halo Heather yarn from Infinite Twist in the Dragon colorway. More details on that soon.

Laura has finished the 50 row shawlette by Susan B Anderson. It was knit out of 230 yards of a 2-ply spun from Spunky Eclectic in the Rosebud colorway and knit on size 8 needles.

Leslie has two woven scarves that are “a block away” from being finished. First is a pooled faux ikat scarf with BMFA Lightweight in “Holiday Inn” for warp and Yarn Chef silk laceweight for weft. The second has the same warp and weft yarn, Noro Taiyo in color 66.

Leslie has started spinning for a true 4ply yarn using Wound Up Fiber Arts SW Merino batts in the Open Hearted colorway. She has finished 1.5 of the 4 batts.

Laura finished the Jacob and has 100 yards of a bulky woolen spun.

Book Review: Spinning and Dyeing Yarn by Ashley Martineau
Ashley’s blog http://www.handspunartyarn.com/

Viewer Question from lysimachus “show us your oldest UFOs and tell us why they never got finished!
And on the flip side, show us your oldest and best loved FOs that you still use/wear regularly”

Next on the Needles:
Celaeno by Romi Hill out of Mr. Draper from 2 Guys Yarn Company

Favorite Things:
2 Guys Yarn Co code THEGIRLLLS20
Expand Your Horizons CVM
Mama Linneman’s Samantha sweater
Straucht/Elizabeth’s customer service
Craftsy Short Row class
Craftsy Rigid Heddle Class
Patchwork Threads T-shirts
Maryland Sheep and Wool
SSK classes, contest, and question

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Episode 200 – Fiber Mule

Laura is knitting on some plain afterthought heel socks out of Lollipop Yarn on size 1 (2.25) needles.   She has also ripped out parts of her Antler and started reknitting the bottom band.  Laura has also cast on Tubularity by Martina Behm.  The first color she is knitting on is Madtosh light in the cherry colorway, the second color is trekking and the 3rd in gynx yarn.  It is being knit on size 3 Signature needles.

Leslie is working on the Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl by Paula Emmons Fuessle on a size 6/4.00mm.  She is also knitting Marooned out of Juno Fiber Arts Buffy Toughie in the “Gnome” colorway, and cast on some plain vanilla socks in Desert Vista Dyeworks “NashvilleNights” colorway.

Laura has finished the Red Robin Shawl by Helen Stewart out of Juno Fibre Arts Alice in the Raisin colorway.  It is being knit on size 6 Signature needles.

Leslie spun a 4oz braid of Cloudlover Rambouillet in the Iris colorway and got 390 yds of a DK weight.  She also spun Three Waters Farm BFL in the “Cold Sunny Morning” colorway and got 154 yards of a bulky weight.  Lastly is the Knitter’s Nightmare Falkland in the “Japan” colorway, which yielded 166 yards of a bulky.

Book Review: Coopknits Toasty, Volume 1 by Rachel Coopey, 12 pounds sterling/$20 USD for digital copy

Viewer Question from JGoldman: Could you please tell listeners about ease. What does it mean? Thanks

Favorite Things:

Expand Your Horizons CVM

200 Episode Giveaway

Made In America Wayfarer Giveaway

SPRING!

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Episode 199 – Sock Surgery

Episode 199

Laura is knitting on some plain afterthought heel socks out of Lollipop Yarn on size 1 (2.25) needles.  She is knitting on the Red Robin Shawl by Helen Stewart out of Juno Fibre Arts Alice in the Raisen colorway.  It is being knit on size 6 Signature needles.  She has also ripped out parts of her Antler and started reknitting the bottom band.  Laura has also cast on Tubularity by Martina Behm.  The first color she is knitting on is Madtosh light in the cherry colorway.  It is being knit on size 3 Signature needles.

Leslie is working on the Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl by Paula Emmons Fuessle on a size 6/4.00mm.  She is working on moving the heels in a pair of socks knit out of Knitters Nightmare yarn in the Welcoming Worm colorway.

Leslie has finished a pair of Socks On A Plane out of Magic & Moonshine in the “Your Mom’s Kitchen” colorway.  She also finally put heels in her Lollipop Yarns “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” socks, knit in July 2012.  She knit a hat out of Another Crafty Girl Bulky yarn in the Mona Lisa colorway.

Laura has made and spun some Jacob batts.

Leslie spun 2oz of a 4oz braid of Cloudlover Rambouillet in the Iris colorway.

Book Review: From Mama with Love

Question from lots of people about wraps per inch.

Next on the Needles:

Leslie – Marooned Socks in Juno Buffy Toughie

Favorite Things:

Tuft Soap

book recs

Drum Carder-Strauch Petite

Curiouser and Curiouser Giveaway

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Episode 198 – In A Lovable Way

Laura is knitting on some plain afterthought heel socks out of Lollipop Yarn on size 1 (2.25) needles.  She is knitting on the Red Robin Shawl by Helen Stewart out of Juno Fibre Arts Alice in the Raisen colorway.  It is being knit on size 6 Signature needles.  She has also ripped out parts of her Antler and prepped for reknitting.

Leslie is working on the Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl by Paula Emmons Fuessle on a size 6/4.00mm, but it hasn’t gotten much love lately.  She is also working on Driftwood using Valley Yarns Amherst on a US Size 9.  She started a pair of stripey socks out of Magic & Moonshine in the “Your Mom’s Kitchen” colorway.

Laura has some batts from Dripping fiber Studio (160 yards 2-ply) Knitting Hill colorway.

Leslie spun a braid of Big Alice Dyes in 80% merino 20% silk in the Sturm Und Drang colorway and got 440 yards.  She also spun 4oz of Knitty & Color in the Goldenrod colorway and hopes to put the two together in a project.

Book Review: Ply issue 4: Silk

Question from Marilyknits “How do you handle alternating skeins in a project using hand dyed yarns or other yarns with shade variations? I have never been satisfied with my attempts.”

Next on the Needles:

Laura – Tubularity by Martina Behm

Leslie – Marooned Socks in Juno Buffy Toughie

Favorite Things:

Birthday Wishes

StitchPrayLove

Curiouser and Curiouser giveaway

SSK KAL – charity knitting

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