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.  

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Episode 296 – Think It Do

Episode 296

 

Leslie is knitting a Nuvem out of Plucky Classics Silk Merino in Funny Affair at Tiffany’s.  She’s also working on a plain pair of socks out of a Gale’s Art Sock Blank, and picked up her Recoleta out of Craftsy’s new yarn, Cloudborn in the Highland Worsted in Grey Heather.

 

Laura is knitting a pair of Hermione’s Everyday Socks out of Black Trillium Fibres Merilon Sock in Phantom. She has knit quite a bit on 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).  She also knit on a pair of afterthought heel socks out of Nomadic Yarns Trusty Sock in “In Bloom.”

 

Laura has been spinning on a 2 oz batt she got for her birthday from G and E.  It was from Woolenspinner (no longer in business).  It ended up being 98 yards of an N ply.  She has also spun 2oz of BFL from Hello Yarn in the bank the fire colorway.  This is being spun on the sidekick.

 

Question from love2read, “I have wanted to make a 2 colorway shawl like the Pendulum with stashed yarns. But I hesitate to mix 2 same weight different brand yarns. Any insight, hints or things to watch for would be appreciated. Thanks”

 

Book Review: Ultima Thule  by Chris Dykes and Denise Bell of Lost City Knits (Check out the KAL on the LCK Ravelry forum for the pi shawl pattern called Kailyard. It starts May day)

Thule rhymes with duly

 

Leslie is listening to Golden Son and the Sinner’s series and reading The Lightning Struck Heart.

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:

Coffee with C.C. giveaway

Upcoming CATTS including Stash Dash and a SAL/KAL

MDSW

Lost City knits giveaway

Wonderful Patreon Supporters!

 

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Episode 295 – Kinked Wire

 

Leslie is knitting a Nuvem out of Plucky Classics Silk Merino in Funny Affair at Tiffany’s.  She also knit a repeat on  Winchester Plaid, Anti-Posession Mittens out of Brooklyn Tweed.

 

Laura is knitting a pair of Hermione’s Everyday Socks out of Black Trillium Fibres Merilon Sock in Phantom. She has cast on the Duane Park Triangle out of Knit Spin Farm batts she spun up. She has also cast on the RainShadow scarf out of Madtosh Sock in Oak B and Bronota Yarns Citadel in Berry Nice.  She also cast on a pair of afterthought heel socks out of Nomadic Yarns Trusty Sock in “In Bloom.”

 

Leslie spun the second 2oz of Enchanted Knoll Fiber batt Dune.

 

Laura has been spinning a wee bit of mixed samples from Two if By Hand on her new KCL woodworks spindle.  She has also core spun some wire using 28 gauge wire from the floral department at Joanne’s and a battling from hobbledehoy fibers.

 

Question from adambr, “I would like to buy a set of interchangeable needles. When I want to start a new project so often I don’t have the right size needles for the project and then lose enthusiasm on the project by the time I get to the yarn shop to get the needles. I would love signature needles but I really not that serious a knitter to spend that kind of money. Any suggestions on a reasonably priced set of needles?”

 

Leslie is finished Harmony Black and Out Of Nowhere.  She’s listening to Golden Son and reading The Lightning Struck Heart.

Laura has been reading the Cinder series by Marissa Meyer

Favorite Things:

DFW fiber festival

CATT New Technique Prizes

Coffee with C.C. giveaway

Upcoming CATTS including Stash Dash and a SAL/KAL

MDSW

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Episode 294 – Bloated Hexagon

Episode 294

 

Leslie is knitting a Nuvem out of Plucky Classics Silk Merino in 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 cast on the Duane Park Triangle out of Knit Spin Farm batts she spun up.

 

Laura  has finished  the Puddle Duck sweater out of Miss Babs Yowza in the Lori colorway.

 

Leslie has finished an embroidery panel from House of Whimsy and a simple sashiko sampler.

 

Laura has finished spinning some Southern Cross Fibre on BFL.  She got 360 yards of a 2-ply.  She also spun some batts she made at yarn school and got 280 yards of a 2-ply.

 

Collection Review: Coffee with C.C. by C. C. Almon ($16.00 for digital and $18 for book and ebook)

Question from mva5493, “I have a question about increases. I have recently started making toe up socks and have noticed several patterns call for m1 left and m1 r increases to shape the toe.. I find that I prefer kfb as an increase method.

So my question: Are increase methods interchangeable?”

 

Leslie is listening to Harmony Black and re-reading Middle of Somewhere.

Laura has been reading nada

Favorite Things:

DFW fiber festival

CATT New Technique runs Jan 1-March 31st

Masterpiece Knits giveaway

Pterlae Designs Drawing

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