Episode 210 – Playful Pups

Laura is knitting on a pair of vanilla socks using Wendy Johnson’s toe-up gusset method. They are knit on size 1 (2.25mm) needles using Opal Little Prince yarn. She is also knitting on Jackaroo by Amy Herzog using size 6 needles and a Naturally Merino, a New Zealand merino/silk blend yarn. She started the Curiouser and Curiouser stole using size 3 needles and WM Lace in the Verhext and verratzt. She is almost done with clue 2 of the Kirstin Kapur Mystery shawl. She is using size 6 needles and WM pure in the Elfe colorway.

Leslie is knitting on the final sleeve of the Caulfield Cardigan by Amy Herzog. She is in limbo with the Wendy Mystery Shawl 2013 project.

Laura has finished her Alaskan Nancy socks in the Russian Rainbow colorway. They were knit on size 1 (2.25 mm) needles and used an afterthought heel with short rows. She has also finished the Gray Gardens Turban using size 6 needles and some handspun yarn.

Leslie has finished her Vivid Blanket knit out of Berocco Vintage DK. She has also finished the Little Liza Jane knit out of Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy.

Laura has spun a 2-ply out of Hello Yarn in the Hither colorway on Corridale. She has 174 yards. She also finished a 3-ply out of a Woolpierogi batt and some Ashland bay yarn. It is 2 oz and 128 yards. She spun some very textured Hobbledeehoy batlings and got 64 yards of a N-ply. Currently she has 2 oz of cormo on the Ladybug and 2oz of more batlings on the Sidekick. The Lendrum still has CVM fleece on it. She also finished washing 4 and a half pounds of Border Leister wool and will start picking it when she gets back from Chicago.

Book Review: New Vintage Lace by Andrea Jurgrau
Question from rasputinsloved1 I’ve been looking at spinning wheels and I keep seeing ratios mentioned. What are ratios? What qualities do you look for in a spinning wheel?

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Episode 209 – Previously Recorded

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Episode 208 – South Jersey Shop Hop

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Episode 207 – Six Hats


Episode 207


Laura is knitting on some plain afterthought heel socks out of Fireweed Dyeworks Russian Rainbow.  She has also cast on the Olearia by Georgie Hallam for Camp Loopy.  She is using Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima in color 3777.  It is being knit using size 3, 5, and 6 needles.

Leslie is working on Little Liza Jane by Alison Green Will.  She has ripped out the Marooned socks by Hunter Hammersen.  She unearthed last year’s Wendy’s mystery shawl and is trying to decide whether to rip or finish.

Leslie has finished Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl by Paula Emmons-Fuessle and the Hinagiku hat out of Juno Fibre in the Wren base.  She has also knit three squares for Vivid in Berocco Vintage.

Laura has finished 6 toddler hats using the Garter Ear Flap Hat pattern from Purl Soho.  They were knit out of Shelter, Madtosh Vintage, 2-ply Alpaca, Cherry Tree Yarns Possum, Malabrigo Worsted, and Mission Falls Cotton. They were  knit on size 8 and 7 needles.

Laura has plyed Hello Yarn Polwarth in the Oxygen Deprived colorway.  675 yards of a 2-ply from 4oz.

Next on the Needles:

Laura is going to cast on the Through the Loops Mystery Shawl and Stilt Walker


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Is there going to be a Spinzilla team this year?

What are we reading?

Leslie finished reading Authority by James VanderMeer, the second in the Southern Reach Trilogy.  She is now reading Septimus Heap Magyk.

Laura is reading The Secret Garden

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