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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Episode 241 – I Blame The Shawl

 

Episode 241

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.  She has also resumed knitting on her Washington Square Cardi.

 

She cast on the Much Ado shawl out of Leading Men Fiber Arts showcase in the Beanstalk colorway.  She also cast on for Pucker, but is having issues with it.

 

Laura has finished Ishbel out of the unknown yarn (maybe Aslan Trends?).  She is also finished with the knitting portion of the Chouette out of Dream in Color Mammoth in the Rabbit Ears colorway.

 

Leslie has finished knitting on a pair of socks out of Yarn Vs Zombies in the Sunrise colorway.  She also finished Pumpkin Ale by Ysolda Teague out of Wollmeise DK in Campari Piccolo.

 

Laura has plyed 2oz of Woolpierogi Rolka with 2 oz of Gales Art natural swirl Merino.  It is around 200 yards.

She also 2 plyed some Southern Cross Fibre in the Twelve colorway.

 

Check out JoannaSpring’s awesomeoness.

 

What we are reading:

Leslie finished the Forging Zero series by Sara King (all books that are currently out).

Laura is reading Heir of the Dog by Hailey Edwards

 

Favorite Things

BabyLit Books

Comicbook Men

Fix A Stitch

Kicks and Giggles

Quiltcon

 

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: signups for March delivery are open until February 15! 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 240 – Allis Finale

 

Episode 240

Laura is knitting on a  Flax by tin can knits.  She is using size 6 and 8 needles and JoJoland Tonic from the stash.  She has also started back over with Ishbel.  She is using some unknown yarn and is knitting on size 6 (4.00mm) needles.

 

Leslie is knitting on a pair of socks out of Yarn Vs Zombies in the Sunrise colorway.  She is also working on Pumpkin Ale by Ysolda Teague out of Wollmeise DK in Campari Piccolo, with only the bands and pockets left.  She cast on the Much Ado shawl out of Leading Men Fiber Arts showcase in the Beanstalk colorway.

 

Laura has finished Allis out of WM DK in the Stella Polaris colorway.  She knit it on size 6 (4.00mm) needles and used all but 10 grams.

 

Book Review: Vivacious by Fyberspates

 

Question from inthedark, “How do you decide which wheel to use with specific fiber?”

 

What we are reading:

Leslie finished the Socket Greeney Saga and started the Forging Zero series by Sara King.

Laura is reading  all the Nora Roberts.

 

Favorite Things

Kicks and Giggles giveaway + coupon code KNITGIRLLLSROCK can be used for 10% off during the whole month of Feb

Sarah Montie

Baby Shower

MASH on netflix

Knitmore Girls interview series

Ravelry features: Colors Used and searching for a weight yarn within a designer.

 

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: signups for March delivery are open until February 15! 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 239 – Superb Owl

 

Laura is knitting on a  flax by tin can knits.  She is using size 6 and 8 needles and JoJoland tonic from the stash.

 

Leslie is knitting on a pair of socks out of Yarn Vs Zombies in the Sunrise colorway.  She is also working on Pumpkin Ale by Ysolda Teague out of Wollmeise DK in Campari Piccolo, and fixed what had to be ripped out last week.

 

Laura has finished a pair of very old Opal socks. She has also finished and blocked her baby sunshine blanket out of Schaeffer Yarns.

 

Laura has spun some Gale’s Art Naked Merino to ply with a Woolpierogi Rolags.  She has also finished the second bobbin of the Rain’s Obsessive Stitchery angora/merino blend.  She has resumed spindle spinning on her Jeri Brock hedgehog spindle and Vice fiber all stored in a Jan B Smiley bag.

 

Leslie has spun 4oz of natural colored Bond long draw on the Hansen and plied it, but hasn’t measured or soaked it yet.

 

Book Review: Colours of Shetland by Kate Davies

 

What we are reading:

Leslie is reading Hexed, second in the Iron Druid Chronicles, and the Socket Greeney Saga.

Laura is reading Dragon Conspiracy by Lisa Shearin

 

Favorite Things

Oxford Fiber Festival

Frostbeard Studio candles

SSK groups KAL for Susan B Anderson.

Pattern Giveaway Sarah Montie 5 patterns to give away next week.  To enter, tell us what your favorite pattern photo is of a Sarah Montie pattern (in the contest thread).  Also, $1 off all patterns with code “TheKnitGirllls”

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