Episode 245 – Wanderlust

 

Laura is knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Checkheaton Australian Superfine Merino. She has also cast on the Irene Adler shawl by Kirsten Kapur out of WM lace in a we’re different colorway.  Jackaroo back and fronts are done and the sleeves will be cast on this week.

 

Leslie is working on a pair of Vanilla Bean socks out of Fishknits strong heart base in the “After the Storm” colorway.  She is also working on an Etherial Tank in Hazelknits Filigree lace Ruby Love colorway  held double on a size 4/3.5mm needle.

 

Laura has plied the merino/angora blend from Rain’s Obsessive Stitchery.  She got 372 yards of a 2-ply from 3oz.

 

Leslie finished a Tensfield hat by Martina Behm out of Fyberspates Vivacious DK in the Tweed Imp colorway on 4.5mm/US7 needles.

 

Leslie finished spinning 7oz of Spinning Straw Into Gold batts on the Hansen.  Each 1oz is a different shade.  She’s contemplating options for plying.

 

Question from themartiniknitter, “ Hey do either of you guys do  drop spindle spinning? Also, can you recommend some online videos or any kind of help to see if I’m at all doing this right?”

Maggie Casey drop spindle video

Respect the Spindle

Abby’s Youtube

 

Book Review:Wanderlust by Tanis Gray

What we are reading:

Leslie finished reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons, and has moved on to the second in the series: The Fall of Hyperion.  She is now alternating between Academ’s Fury (2nd in the series) and The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer for audiobooks.

 

Laura is reading Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

 

Favorite Things

Spools quilt progress

New handspun tags from Gusler Designs

Fundraiser for shelter dogs with list of prizes

Cinderella

Sock Darning

Upcoming Events

Checkheaton Australian Superfine Merino contest

Hey That’s Super contest

SSK Scholarships voting ends on 3/14 Saturday night in the Rav SSK Group

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Episode 244 – The Magic Wand

 

Episode 244

Laura is knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Checkheaton Australian Superfine Merino. She has also cast on the Irene Adler shawl by Kirsten Kapur out of WM lace in a we’re different colorway.  Jackaroo back is done and the fronts are ready to be cast on.

Leslie is working on a pair of Vanilla Bean socks out of Fishknits strong heart base in the “After the Storm” colorway.  She is also working on an Etherial Tank in Hazelknits Filigree lace Ruby Love colorway  held double on a size 4/3.5mm needle.

 

Laura is working on spinning her Cormo fleece she got and split with Leslie at MDSW last year.  She has finished the Heritage Hill Farm Leicester Longwool Pindrafted roving to ply with the Joanna Spring batt. She has also finished plying the Hello Yarn colorway Slumber.  This was a Polwarth/Silk blend that was 2-plyed.  608 yards.

 

Leslie is spinning 7oz of Spinning Straw Into Gold batts on the Hansen.  Each 1oz is a different shade.

Question from woolyouknitwithme, “Have either of you ever dyed your own yarn and would you do a show with a yarn dyer showing us how to do it?

Would either of you ever make knitting design, dyeing or teaching your full time career.”

Nancy

 

Book Review: Coopknits Socks Volume 2 by Rachel Coopey ($27)

What we are reading:

Leslie finished The Breakers series and is now reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons.  She finished listening to the Furies of Calderon, and is now alternating between Academ’s Fury (2nd in the series) and The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer.

 

Laura has read:

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire

Of Steam and Silk by Bec McMaster

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

 

Favorite Things

Lots of Quilting

HeyThat’sSuper new shirt design

Fundraiser for shelter dogs with list of prizes

Lost City Knits Maaema Scarf

Checkheaton Australian Superfine Merino contest

SSK Scholarships voting ends on 3/14 Saturday night in the Rav SSK Group

SSK SCHOLARSHIP sponsored by Three Waters Farm! The only thing better than learning is sharing what you learn! Our goal is for the scholarship winner to share and inspire their home communities with what they learned at SSK. Write us an essay about how you would accomplish this.  Until then come visit the Etsy shop at threewatersfarm.etsy.com, or go to threewatersfarm.com and take a look at our Top of the Month Club! You can keep up with Three Waters Farm on Ravelry, Instagram, and Facebook.

All entries submitted by 2/28

Laura/Leslie post the entries on Ravelry 3/1

SSK attendees review the entries 3/1- 3/14

Deadline for attendee voting 3/14 midnight EST

Votes accrued/winner announced 3/15

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Episode 243 – This Is A Knitting Show

Laura is knitting on some afterthought heel socks using Quaere Fiber in the Patchwork colorway and Knitpicks for the heels, toe, and cuff.  She is using size 1 needles.  Laura has also been knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Checkheaton Australian Superfine Merino.  She also knit a few rows on the Wollmeise  Elfe Algiers by Kirsten Kapur. Laura has also swatched for Apple Cider Donut out of the Rhinebeck Sweater book using Miss Babs.

 

Leslie is working on a pair of Vanilla Bean socks out of Fishknits strong heart base in the “After the Storm” colorway.  She also cast on an Etherial Tank in Hazelknits Filigree lace Ruby Love colorway  held double on a size 4/3.5mm needle.

 

Leslie has finished the Much Ado shawl out of Leading Men Fiber Arts showcase in the Beanstalk colorway

 

Question from Thistledown, “Hi everyone – could someone help me with an Expand Your Horizons question? I have tried scrolling through to see what has been going on but can’t find much to help. Are we still doing the EYH? I got up to silk hankies and then I let time slip through my fingers and want to catch up now if it is still on-going. Thank you so much. xx”

 

Book Review:Yokes by Kate Davies

 

What we are reading:

Leslie finished Immortal Coil which led her down a sci-fi romance tumble, but is now reading The Breakers series.

Laura is rereading Poison Study by Maria Snyder

 

Favorite Things

Fundraiser for shelter dogs with list of prizes

Knitting Pipeline hits 200 episodes.  Congrats Paula!

Dream in Color Mammouth

Lost City Knits Maaema Scarf

Destash

Quilting for knitting exchange?

SSK Scholarships will be posted today in the Rav SSK Group

 

SSK SCHOLARSHIP sponsored by Three Waters Farm! The only thing better than learning is sharing what you learn! Our goal is for the scholarship winner to share and inspire their home communities with what they learned at SSK. Write us an essay about how you would accomplish this.  Until then come visit the Etsy shop at threewatersfarm.etsy.com, or go to threewatersfarm.com and take a look at our Top of the Month Club! You can keep up with Three Waters Farm on Ravelry, Instagram, and Facebook.

 

 

All entries submitted by 2/28

Laura/Leslie post the entries on Ravelry 3/1

SSK attendees review the entries 3/1- 3/14

Deadline for attendee voting 3/14 midnight EST

Votes accrued/winner announced 3/15

 

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Episode 242 – Six Degrees of Separation

 

Episode 242

Laura is knitting on some afterthought heel socks using Quaere Fiber in the Patchwork colorway and Knitpicks for the heels, toe, and cuff.  She is using size 1 needles.  Laura has also been knitting on Imperial Stock Ranch Retro Thrum Slippers out of Ella Rae worsted and Islandic sheep thrums.

 

Leslie is working on the Much Ado shawl out of Leading Men Fiber Arts showcase in the Beanstalk colorway.  She also cast on a pair of Vanilla Bean socks out of Fishknits strong heart base in the “After the Storm” colorway.

 

Laura has finished the Washington Square out of John Q Designer Nature’s Touch.  She went down to a size 7 needle for the yoke and button band (the rest was knit on size 8)  She also cut 16 rows out of the yoke due to row gauge issues.  The Chouette now has button eyes and tassels.

 

Laura has spun 4oz batt from Joanna Spring.  It will be plied with some Leister Longwool as soon as the singles for that are spun.

Check out JoannaSpring’s awesomeoness.

 

Question from Dahle, “What do you knit with merino yarn? I have a few skeins of malabrigo merino worsted weight yarn. And it is so soft but looks terrible after just a few wears. I’ve knit a hat and a vest and have been disappointed with how they look old and worn so quickly. What would you knit with this yarn?

Thanks!”

 

Book Review: From Folly Cove by Julia Farwell-Clay ($18.95)

 

What we are reading:

Leslie finished To The Princess Bound by Sara King and started Immortal Coil

Laura has finished Nightmares by Jason Segal.

Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach

 

Favorite Things

Fix A Stitch giveaway

Dream in Color Mammouth

Quiltcon – market, class, hangouts

 

SSK SCHOLARSHIP sponsored by Three Waters Farm! The only thing better than learning is sharing what you learn! Our goal is for the scholarship winner to share and inspire their home communities with what they learned at SSK. Write us an essay about how you would accomplish this.  Until then come visit the Etsy shop at threewatersfarm.etsy.com, or go to threewatersfarm.com and take a look at our Top of the Month Club! You can keep up with Three Waters Farm on Ravelry, Instagram, and Facebook.

 

 

All entries submitted by 2/28

Laura/Leslie post the entries on Ravelry 3/1

SSK attendees review the entries 3/1- 3/14

Deadline for attendee voting 3/14 midnight EST

Votes accrued/winner announced 3/15

 

 

 

 

 

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