Episode 215 – Wool Hoarders


Laura is  knitting on a pair of plain self-striping socks out of Coloring Book Yarns in the Play colorway.  She is knitting it on size 1 needles (2.25mm).   She also knit a few rows on Jackaroo by Amy Herzog using size 6 needles and a Naturally Merino, a New Zealand merino/silk blend yarn.  She swatched for her 3rd Camp Loopy Project, Every Last Yard and is getting gauge on size 7 needles.

Leslie is knitting on Skyp socks in Caterpillar Green’s Concrete & Tulips colorway.  She has swatched for the Tric cardigan in Highland Handmades Butternut DK in the Slate colorway.  She has almost finished The View From Here hat out of Desert Vista Dyeworks, and is making good progress on Asunder out of The Cyborg’s Craft Room in the Stellar and I Will Follow You Into The Dark colorways.

Laura has finished her Camp Loopy 2 project.  It is Stocco by Rose Beck.  She  knit it on size 6 (4.5 mm) needles using Skein DK.  It is huge!  Over a 90 inch wingspan.

Laura has finished prep on the cormo and has 3-plyed a total of 6.6 ounces for 336 yards.  She is working on singles in shetland in the Double Dog Dare colorway from Southern Cross Fibre and BFL in the Black on Holiday colorway from Hello Yarn.

Question from Punk Yarner, “I’m a very broke knitter/crocheter so I can only get the worsted weight stuff from Wal-Mart. I keep hearing things like DK and Fingering, what are the different yarn weights and what do their names mean?”

Next on the Needles: Laura is going to knit Allis in support of a LynnZimm’s niece, Megan.  Leslie is going to cast on Big Damn Heroes out of Madelinetosh TML sent by a sweet viewer.

Books:

Ilona Andrews

Eli Moonpress

Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Words Of Radiance

The Martian, Andy Weir

Fav Things:

Transient Wool Merchants

Giveaway:

Bags By Awesome Grannie

Stash Dash

Goody Bag from SSK

Expand Your Horizons:Silk Hankies

Spinzilla

Gluttony from SSK

Halloween CAL

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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.

3 Responses to Episode 215 – Wool Hoarders

  1. Elena says:

    I love your podcast; it’s fun to keep up with you and learn from you. Wish I could knit as much as you! Somehow my work and life gets in the way of my knitting.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Great show! Showing off your SSK stash is making me want to come to SSK next year (it would be my first SSK event). Can tell now that restraint is one of those things that will go whooshing past.

    Sidenote: Leslie – Have you tried Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles yet? The audiobooks are wonderful!!!

  3. Debra says:

    Can you tell me where you guys got the bags from? I like Leslie’s bag and was wanting to check them out. Thanks!

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