Episode 87 – With Her Trusty Sidekick

This week we go through our standard segments with lots of spinning content. We review Interweave Knits Winter 2011 and talk about an upcoming event.

Laura is knitting on a KGASS square out of Berroco Vintage on size 7 needles.  I cast on 56 stitches, am working a 6 stitch seed stitch border on either side and an 11 stitch repeat of Cat’s Paw in the middle.  She is also working on a pair of Autumn Ablaze socks on size 1 (2.25) needles and Abstract Fibers Smith Rock colorway.

Leslie has cast on  some Single Malt Woolmeise 100% for the Make a Wish socks. She is using the pattern, Bavarian Cables, by Wendy Johnson.  She is going to knit them on size 1 needles.

Laura has finished Julia’s  Holly Berry Stocking out of Vanna’s Choice and Woolease.  She has also finished the In Three’s baby cardigan for Alice out of Berroco Vintage on size 8s. Laura has recently published 2 new patterns.  The hat is Fall Break.  The sample I showed was knit on size 7 needles out of 1 skein of Noro Silk Garden.  It was the 19 inch size.  The socks were the Twice If I Like It pattern that was designed for the Tempted Yarn Club’s October shipment.  They used a skin of Lil Luxe Grrl on size 1 needles.  The pattern will be made to the public in fall of 2012.

Laura has spun her Cloudlover in the Haunted Vineyard colorway.  She got 400 yards. She also spun and plied the Merino/Alpaca blend from last week and got 160 yards of a 3-ply.

Leslie has plied her Loop batt  from Carin!  She also spun and plied her Cloudlover Haunted Vineyard yarn. She got around 264 yards on both.

Next travel plans: Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza.

Book Review: Interweave Knits Winter 2011 Magazine by Interweave Press.  Correction: Interweave does offer single issue downloads.

Another Crafty Girl Yarn

 Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber

We heart Becca, Dan, and Nick!

 Sidekick Wheels

SAL/KAL begins December 1st, join us for all the fun in the Ravelry group.

Wendy Johnson KAL on the SSK board ends on November 30th! Keep those needles clicking for extra doorprize tickets!

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About Leslie

Leslie is obsessed with knitting, and when possible, perfection in her knitting. All stripey socks must match exactly and all lace must be blocked severely. She has major love for all of her viewers/readers and hopes to keep blogging and podcasting for years to come.

12 Responses to Episode 87 – With Her Trusty Sidekick

  1. Julee says:

    Here is what I’ve used for starching doilies and other thread goodies: http://www.createforless.com/Plaid+Stiffy+Fabric+Stiffener+16+oz/pid25206.aspx?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=cse
    You thin it with a little bit of water and dip the item in it. Make sure it’s really soaked in to the doily. Lay the doily on a towel and pat some of the excess starch/water out then block like you would one of your beautiful shawls. This stuff really does work great. I swear by it. I’ve tried the sugar starches and spray starches.

  2. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    5 stars!
    you have certainly been productive, this week.
    Love the spinning colours, would like to lay all shown together on a table. Or gather all in my arms and snuggle.

    safe travel
    xxx

  3. Denise says:

    Wow! I can’t believe you’ve never seen “White Christmas”. It’s one of my must-see’s every Christmas season. Nice show with alot of content. I can’t wait to see the tutorials. Have a great time in Arkansas and keep up the great podcasting.

  4. Denise says:

    P.S. I hope you know I meant YOUR show was great with alot of content….not White Christmas. Geeeesh!

  5. StacyLoves says:

    Ya’ll look like matchy matchy twins. Fun show ladies.

  6. Jessica (showmeyourknits on Rav) says:

    Great podcast, as always! I’m so glad that you guys got your Sidekicks. Great magazine review–I just got mine in the mail, but haven’t looked through it, except to check out the baby sweaters. Have a fab time in Hot Springs. I wish I was going. I just can’t bear the thought of a 7 hour drive by myself each way for just a weekend. I’m weak.

  7. Kathleen says:

    Wal-Mart used to (may still) carry a line of craft glues, etc. by ‘Aleene’s’. The glue in the bronze bottle should be good for stiffening crochet goods when mixed with some water.

  8. Karen says:

    Looved the episode, you so inspire me to spin more :) Have a great trip!

  9. I just got into watching your You tube videos. I love them. It’s so nice to be able to see the people behind the voices and see what you’re knitting. I like how you guys are smart and nice. Thanks so much for the wonderful service you provide.

  10. Pam Huang says:

    I started making crocheted snowflakes decades ago and used diluted elmers glue (about 1:1 with plain water). I pinned them to corrugated cardboard covered with wax paper. They stiffened up nicely and were easy to peel off the wax paper. After 30 years they still look pretty good!!

  11. Maxine says:

    i love your podcasts and i hope i have the right episode where you were talking about Signature Needles.
    i love my Signature needles and i am glad for you having good customer service with them. i haven’t been so lucky and i will never deal with that company again because of the dreadful customer service i received. sad, because i would really like to add to my collection. but you do have to have standards, right ??

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