Episode 234 – Unconventional Stuff

 

Episode 234

Laura is knitting on some afterthought heel socks with short rows out of Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Zien base.  The colorway is Color Accents Lime.  She is using size 1 (2.25mm) needles.  Laura is also knitting on the Strife Toeup socks from Knitting Architecture on size 1 (2.25 mm) needles,  She is using handspun from the lovely Showmeyourknits out of Moonrover sw merino/nylon blend.

 

Leslie is knitting a Lucky Me cabled cardigan out of Beaverslide Dry Goods Spruce Heather on size US8/5.0 mm needles. She also cast on Pumpkin Ale out of Wollmeise DK in the Campari Piccolo colorway on US6/4.0mm needles. Knitmore Girls Grosgrain Ribbon Visual featurette.

 

Laura has finished the bacon shawl!  It was handspun from Crown Mountain Farms in a polwarth base.  It was knit on size 7 (4.5mm) needles and used the Yowza shawl pattern by the always awesome Susan B. Anderson.  It still needs a light blocking. The Frozen socks were finished and given to the nieces.  They loved them!

 

Leslie finished some simple embroidered kitchen towels.

 

Laura has spun the other 2oz of merino from Yarn school.  This was a yarn school exclusive colorway from Hello Yarn.  She will be plying it tomorrow for detention for house cup.  She has also spun 2oz of Hello Yarn September club, Slumber.  This was spun on the lace flyer of the Mini Spinner

 

Book Review: First Frost by Lucinda Guy (24.99 USD)

 

Question: From Humbirdblue, “How many socks(or pairs ) did you knit before you were able to make them fit your foot perfectly. I have knit 10 pairs and while i am getting closer, but so far i still don’t have any.that fit right.”

 

What we are reading:

Leslie read the entire Stray series, the Hidden Wings series, and finished The Wise Man’s Fear.  She restarted the Blood Song series.

 

Caps for Sale

There’s a Monster at the End of this Book

Paerbag Princess

Favorite Things

Digital Detox over holidays

HPKCHC OWL

Bling Your String bag

Spin Your Bin

Mzanzi ebook Giveaway

Knitmore Girls

trips for 2015

New Years Resolutions

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Episode 233 – Adventures in Arkansas

 

Episode 233

Laura is knitting on “Frozen” socks for Alice out of Must Stash yarns in the Elsa and Anna colorway on Perfect sock.  Things worked on the can’t be shown include Desert Vista socks in the Lime accent colorway and the Bacon shawl.

Leslie is knitting a Lucky Me cabled cardigan out of Beaverslide Dry Goods Spruce Heather on size US8/5.0 mm needles. She is also working on a Bridgewater out of Madelinetosh lace in the Silver Fox colorway.

Laura has finished the  Tiny Top-Down Cardigan out of Helix on size 3 needles.  She also finished the Crisp and Even Cowl from Knitvent 2014 out of Loop Bump handspun in the Stargazer colorway. Finished but not shown Happy Happy Joy Joy hat in the Howl’s Castle colorway from Gynx Yarn on size 8 needles.

Leslie finished a third rag quilt.

Question from Gizmo098 Do you have any pattern ideas for laceweight handspun? Thanks for your help : )

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/search#tag-list=handspun&weight=lace&sort=best&view=thumbs&craft=knitting

Review: Mzansi by Sally-Jane Cameron $20 digital copy

Giveaway: One ebook copy of the book.

We are reading:

Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

Leslie is reading Syren from the Septimus Heap collection, and The Wise Man’s Fear (KingKiller chronicles #2), Patrick Rothfuss.  She also started the Stray series by Andrea Host.

Favorite Things

Knitvent 2014 25% for both 2013 and 2014 with the code KG25

Creative With Clay – giveaway drawing

 

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Episode 232 – Adjective Rich

 

Episode 232

 

Laura has knit on the Yowza shawl out of some handspun from Crown Mountain Farms (out of business).  She has 550 yards and is using size 7 needles. She has also cast on a new pair of socks of out Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Color Accents Lime colorway.  She is knitting these on size 1 (2.25) needles.  Laura has also cast on the Happy Happy Joy Joy hat by Melissa Stajda (Hey Hey Lady) on size 8 needles out of Gynx Merino Worsted in the Howl’s Castle colorway.

 

Leslie is knitting a Lucky Me cabled cardigan out of Beaverslide Dry Goods Spruce Heather on size US8/5.0 mm needles.

 

Laura has finished the Rikke hat, out of Invictus Yarns in the Unbowed DK base in “Etta”.

 

Leslie finished a second rag quilt.

 

Question from Aljones1954 How do you know where you should measure for the bust/chest. I hear some say at the widest point and others say right under the armpits. It makes a big difference in the size of the garment. Could explain why some sweaters are enormous when complete.

Thanks for the show.

Anne in SC

Review:Vest Bets by Sixth and Spring

 

We are reading:

GreenGlass House by Kate Mitford

Leslie is reading Syren from the Septimus Heap collection, and The Wise Man’s Fear (KingKiller chronicles #2), Patrick Rothfuss.  Re-read These Broken Stars in preparation for the release of the sequel This Shattered World, by Amie Kaufman.

 

Favorite Things

Knitvent 2014 25% for both 2013 and 2014 with the code KG25

Impromptu trip to Boston

Creative With Clay – Charan Sachar  visit Etsy shop Giveawayhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/Creativewithclay and mention your favorite item.

Jan Brett

Crystal Bridge

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Episode 231 – Madness

 

Episode 231

Laura has knit on the Yowza shawl out of some handspun from Crown Mountain Farms (out of business).  She has 550 yards and is using size 7 needles.  She cast on the Rikke hat, out of Invictus Yarns in the Unbowed DK base in “Etta”

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeartfeltHandspun?ref=search_shop_redirect

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Spinningandstitching?ref=pr_faveshops

https://www.etsy.com/shop/WildenStudios?ref=pr_faveshops

Leslie is knitting a pair of Atlantic Current Socks by Meliabella out of Leading Men Fiber ArtsSpotlight in Toxic Gas.  She has started a Pebble Beach Shawlette out of some fulled Loop handspun in the “Smitten” colorway.

Laura has finished the Caesious curl by Hunter Hammerson out of deep stash, Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Green Gray colorway.

Laura has finished her OWL!

Question from Review:  3 Skeins or Less by Tanis Gray, $24.99

We are reading:

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

Leslie is reading Syren from the Septimus Heap collection, and The Name of The Wind (KingKiller chronicles), Patrick Rothfuss

Favorite Things

Knitvent 2014 25% for both 2013 and 2014 with the code KG25

Neely’s Knits Yarn Giveaway

Allis KAL

Infinite Twist Kits – handspun Trouvaille on special sale for $98

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