Episode 300 – Return of the Chastity Pillow

 

Leslie is knitting on a Celadon out of Neighborhood Fiber Studio DK in the Shades of Umber gradient paired with Mondawmin.  She also started the U-Turn socks out of Patons Kroy, and worked a little on the Nuvem out of Plucky Classics “Funny Affair At Tiffany’s”.

 

Laura is knitting a pair of Hermione’s Everyday Socks out of Black Trillium Fibres Merilon Sock in Phantom.  She has also started a pair of toe up socks with a fish lips kiss heel out of Berry Colorful Yarnings in the HP colorway.  The third thing on her needles is a Like Sleeves for Babies out of the One Skein Wonders for Babies book.  This is getting knit on some old unknown stash yarn on size 5 needles.

 

Laura has finished a milo out of Fiberstory core dk in the Jammies colorway.  She also finished a garter earflap hat out of old stash Encore in the toddler size.

 

Laura has been spinning some Bond from SCF in the Elk Lake colorway (200 yards 2-ply).  She also plied the Woolpierogi Rologs in the Number 2 colorway (325 yards).  This was woolen spun that was then chain plied.  She also finished some Spunky Eclectic mixed BFL she got at MDSW in the Walden’s Pond colorway.  It is 250 yards of a 3-ply.  She has started spinning a 3-ply out of Hello Yarn in the Fluff colorway.  It is superwash Targee.

 

Question from fayknits3

“Hi ladies, I’m sure you’ve been asked this many times before, but I would like to know how did you two meet and become such good friends?”

 

Question from lzh

For Laura,

I was surprised to hear you refer to “Wheezi ” then heard you say he is your father. How did he get that nickname, I’m assuming it is a nickname? I haven’t heard that name for years! My brother used to call me that when we were young, a thousand years ago.

 

Leslie finished listening to Dawn of Wonder, clearly the first of a series, still not sure whether it’s sci-fi or fantasy.  She’s listening to Mistborn, Kobe is listening to the Timebound series by Rysa Walker and reading the second in the Lockwood & Co series  Leslie also introduced Kobe to Douglas Adams via Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy..  Laura has been reading Nora Roberts and Susan Mallory fluff.

 

Favorite Things:

Upcoming CATTS including Stash Dash

Coupon Code: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-knit-girllls/3414197/151-175#153

Dates of SAL/KAL?  

MDSW: our crazy hauls

TNNA June 10/11 in DC

SSK stuff including classes

Wonderful Patreon Supporters!

Other Don’t Panic news

 

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Episode 299 – The Mondayeset of Mondays

Leslie is knitting an Even Flow out of Must Stash Sweater Girl in Queen of Hearts.  She’s also working on squares for the Mitered Crosses blanket out of handspun.   She’s also been working on the constellation quilt from haptic lab.

Laura is knitting a pair of Hermione’s Everyday Socks out of Black Trillium Fibres Merilon Sock in Phantom.  She has cast on a pair of No Place Like Home Slippers in unknown stash yarn.

Laura has finished her socks out of Desert Vista Dyeworks in color accents yellow.  She used the heel from the Queens Toe Up Sock Pattern

Laura has been spinning some Bond from SCF in the Elk Lake colorway.  She also finished all of a batt that would fit on her S-R bobbin and started a loop bump.
Question from Luwana, “Lala I’ve noticed in Periscope that you use a jumbo flyer on your Hansen. I am currently using a Woollee Winder on mine, but was wondering if there is a time when you feel there is a benefit to using the jumbo over WW. Thanks for your input.”

Book Review: New Directions in Sock Knitting by Ann Budd (27.00)

Leslie is listening to Dawn of Wonder.  Laura has been reading Nora Roberts and Susan Mallory fluff.

Favorite Things:

Upcoming CATTS including Stash Dash

Coupon Code: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-knit-girllls/3414197/151-175#153

SAL/KAL  yarn at $45 for a large DK weight skein of 250 yd. and approx. 170g. Fiber will be $28 for 4 oz  Will take place from June-July.  Preorders end May 6.

MDSW:

1:00-2:00 pm on Saturday in the 4-H Hall.

http://sheepandwool.org

TNNA

SSK stuff including classes

Patreon Giveaway

Wonderful Patreon Supporters!

 

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Episode 298 – Lies We Tell Ourselves

 

Leslie is knitting an Even Flow out of Must Stash Sweater Girl in Queen of Hearts.  She’s also working on a Jelly Roll Bargello Quilt.

 

Laura is knitting a pair of Hermione’s Everyday Socks out of Black Trillium Fibres Merilon Sock in Phantom.  She also knit on a pair of afterthought heel socks out of Nomadic Yarns Trusty Sock in “In Bloom.”  She cast on her second sock out of Desert Vista Dyeworks in color accents yellow.  She is using the heel from the Queens Toe Up Sock Pattern

 

Leslie has finished a Starving Musician out of Shirstycat Just Bulky in Amped.

 

Laura has finished spinning the BFL from Hello Yarn in the bank the fire colorway (400 yards).   She is also working on a Hello Yarn Patchwork kit.  She finished the rolags in the No. 2 colorway from Woolpierogi.  She has started spinning some Bond from SCF in the Elk Lake colorway.

 

Leslie has plied the Enchanted Knoll Fiber batt in Dune colorway for a total of 356 yards of a 2ply.  She also spun/plied some Into the Whirled Targhee in Radioactive for 220yards of a lofty bulky yarn.

 

Question from Lindahart, “LaLa, you said that you’re making socks with all different heels. What a COOL idea!! I’d love to hear more about how you find those sock patterns, what they are, and what you think are some of the most interesting ones. It would make a great newsletter topic for Closely Knit! : )”

New Directions in Sock Knitting by Ann Budd

Anything by Cat Bordhi

Socks from the Toe up by Wendy Johnson

Fish Lips Kiss Heel

Cool Socks Warm Feet by Lucy Neatby

Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush (Really anything by her, she’s amazing)

Sock Architecture by Lara Neel

Rav Searches

 

Book Review: 3 Skeins or Less Modern Baby Knits by Tanis Gray (22.99)

 

Leslie is re-reading the Five Boroughs series by Santino Hassell.  Laura has been reading nada

 

Favorite Things:

Upcoming CATTS including Stash Dash

Coupon Code: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-knit-girllls/3414197/151-175#153

SAL/KAL  yarn at $45 for a large DK weight skein of 250 yd. and approx. 170g. Fiber will be $28 for 4 oz  Will take place from June-July.  Preorders end May 6.

MDSW:

1:00-2:00 pm on Saturday in the 4-H Hall.

http://sheepandwool.org

TNNA

Highland Knits Giveaway

SSK stuff including classes and Scholarship giveaway link!!!

 

Wonderful Patreon Supporters!

 

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Episode 297 – Follow the Logic

 

 

Leslie is knitting an Even Flow out of Must Stash Sweater Girl in Queen of Hearts.

 

Laura is knitting a pair of Hermione’s Everyday Socks out of Black Trillium Fibres Merilon Sock in Phantom.  She also knit on a pair of afterthought heel socks out of Nomadic Yarns Trusty Sock in “In Bloom.”  She cast on a pair of socks out of Desert Vista Dyeworks in color accents yellow.

 

Leslie has finished a pair of Gale’s Art Sock Blank Socks.

 

Laura has finished the Duane Park Triangle out of Knit Spin Farm batts she spun up (She also had to add 100 or so yards of  hobbledehoy fibers battlings).

 

Laura has been spinning on 2oz of BFL from Hello Yarn in the bank the fire colorway.  This is being spun on the sidekick.  She also started spinning a Hello Yarn Patchwork kit on the S-R using a new bobbin from Akerworks.

 

Question from lifefulloflaugh, “I’m completely addicted to socks so I have a question about your sock knitting. What gauge do you typically knit your socks at? I’m sure this has probably been asked & answered before, but I’ve missed it if it was. A lot of times people will talk about what needle size they use, and that’s interesting, but what I’d really like to know is the gauge. I’m a pretty tight knitter, whereas some people tend to knit looser. Recently I’ve been knitting my socks on a US 1.5 (2.5 mm) and getting a gauge of about 9.5 stitches per inch. I’d love to hear what you usually get and with what size needles. Thanks! (By the way, I’m asking lots of podcasters because I’m curious about the answer & I don’t have much access to knitters in real life, lol!) :)”

 

Book Review: Highland Knits: Knitwear Inspired by the Outlander Series (22.99)

 

Leslie is listening the Sinner’s series, the Marshalls series and read The Lightning Struck Heart by TJ Klune.

Laura has been reading the Cinder series by Marissa Meyer.  She is listening to Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary and Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

 

Favorite Things:

Constellation Quilt

Upcoming CATTS including Stash Dash

SAL/KAL  yarn at $45 for a large DK weight skein of 250 yd. and approx. 170g. Fiber will be $28 for 4 oz  Will take place from June-July.  

MDSW

Lost City knits giveaway

Scholarship giveaway 

Wonderful Patreon Supporters!

 

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