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Episode 229 – Trouvaille and Wizzpopper

 

Laura is knitting on a pair of socks out of Dream in color Everlasting in the Wilderness colorway.  She is trying out some new needles, Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina.  She used the Balbriggan Heel from Sock Architecture.  She has also cast 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 hate out of Invictus Yarns in the Unbowed DK base in “Etta”

Leslie is knitting a pair of Atlantic Current Socks by Meliabella out of Leading Men Fiber Arts Spotlight in Toxic Gas.  She is also working on a Pamir hat in Neeley’s Knits DK, Starry Night colorway.

Laura is spinning:

CVM on the S-R

Cormo on the Ladybug

Sampling for Infinite Twist Shawl on the Sidekick

Less is more sweater stuff on the Lendrum.

Question from seine1, “I just went back and watched your first episode and it was really fun to see you two at the beginning of your video podcasting career. How do you think your knitting/spinning skills or attitudes have changed over time? For example, Leslie said she is a monogamous knitter and now I see her showing several things on the needles. No judging here–I have multiple projects on the needles but have always been that way!”

Review:  Brioche Chic by Mercedes Tarasovich Clark, Interweave $26.99

We are reading:

Jackaby by William Ritter

Leslie is still reading Queste from the Septimus Heap collection, and started “Elantris” by Brandon Sandersen

Favorite Things

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

First pattern is Candlelight Shawl

Project Sweater Chest-Start small

Designers that design in kids and adult sizes

Invictus Yarns Giveaway

Allis KAL

Infinite Twist Kits

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Episode 228 – Fraternal Knitting

 

Laura is knitting on a pair of socks out of Dream in color Everlasting in the Wilderness colorway.  She is trying out some new needles, Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina.  She used the Balbriggan Heel from Sock Architecture.  She has also cast 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.

Leslie is knitting a pair of Atlantic Current Socks by Meliabella out of Leading Men Fiber Arts Spotlight in Toxic Gas.

Laura finished the Mukluk slippers out of Brown Sheep and has felted them.

Leslie finished the Simple Skyp socks in Caterpillar Green’s Concrete & Tulips colorway.  She knit a pair of Eugenia’s Mittens out of Invictus Yarns in the Captain SW base, Blustery colorway.  She is also knit a Wizzpopper shawl out of Shalimar Breathless DK in the Seaglass colorway.

Laura is spinning:

CVM on the S-R

Cormo on the Ladybug

Border Leicester on the Sidekick

Less is more sweater stuff on the Lendrum.

Question from slimysara, “Id like to sign up for my first sock club for monthly yarn surprises. Any suggestions on who I should sign up with?”

Socks that Rock Club

Loopy Ewe Giftables

Cookie A sock Club

Martina Behm Club

Miss Babs Armchair club

Yarn Versus Zombies club

Into the Whirled

Review: knit.purl fall 2014 (previously knit.wear) Interweave/F&W $14.99

We are reading:

Laura has been going on a Dorothy Gilman bender

Leslie finished School of Night and Book of Life, both by Deborah Harkness.  She is still reading Queste from the Septimus Heap collection.

Favorite Things

Quilting – Summer in the Park pattern

EDUknit – giveaway

Allis KAL

Halloween CATT giveaway

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Episode 227 – Metaphorical Shoes

Episode 227:

Laura is knitting on a pair of socks out of Dream in color Everlasting in the Wilderness colorway.  She is trying out some new needles, Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina.  She used the Balbriggan Heel from Sock Architecture.

Leslie is knitting on Simple Skyp socks in Caterpillar Green’s Concrete & Tulips colorway.  She is also knitting a Wizzpopper shawl out of Shalimar Breathless DK in the Seaglass colorway.

Laura finished the Wizzpopper shawl out of Infinite Twist Helix in the Peacock colorway.  She also knit a Garter Earflap hat by Purl Soho out of some Knitty and Color handspun.  Friday night she knit Jack be Little Pumpkin out of some Ella Rae worsted scraps.

Leslie spun together two Enchanted Knoll Fibers batts, August and December 2012 club colorways, and got 750 yards of a DK/Worsted.  She also wound off some spinning from Yarn School: Tempted 50/50 Merino Silk 328 yards 2ply and green wool dyed at yarn school – 2ply 476 yards from 8oz.

Question from  Zenknits130 “Do you know of any shawl patterns that would be good for variegated yarn?

I want to learn how to spin but want to practice with a spinning wheel first . Do you know of a way to build a spinning wheel?”

DODEC group

Review: Interweave Favorites: 25 knitted accessories to wear and share, $22.99USD

We are reading:

Laura finished Lockwood and Co by Jonathan Stroud

Leslie finished A Discovery of Witches,  and started School of Night.  She is still reading Queste from the Septimus Heap collection

#projectsweaterchest – this week we talk about going from yarn to pattern.

stashbot app

EDUknit – giveaway prompt of “If you had your own professional knitting expert at your disposal, what would you want that expert to teach you?”

Fav Things:

Allis KAL

Halloween CATT

Fiber in the Boro

Bling Your String

car drama

100 Acts of Sewing

 

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