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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Episode 226 – Little Nonsense

 

Episode 226:

 

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 is also knitting on a pattern of her own design out of Infinite Twist Helix in the Peacock colorway.

 

Leslie is knitting on a pair of socks out of Yarn Vs Zombies in the Sunrise colorway.   She frogged the Chrysanthemum frutescans out of Jojoland Splatterdash and is working on Aiskew from Coopknits Toasty out of leftovers from Baa Ram Ewe.

 

Leslie finished a Little Nonsense hat designed by Laura out of Another Crafty Girl

 

Leslie spun an Enchanted Knoll Fibers batt and is trying to decide how to ply it.

 

Laura finished plying her Woolpierogi Batts in the Drop Swingle colorway.  She got 200 yards of a 2-ply from 2 ounces.

 

Question from hishandmaid,” Hi ladies, I have had a question on my mind for several weeks, so I’m glad I finally got over here to ask.

With the sweaters you have been knitting lately I have some questions since I’m endeavoring to increase my own sweater knitting. Leslie, I know you are knitting a bulky weight sweater and I recently finished a worsted weight sweater with a looser gauge than I am usually comfortable with, I think it was maybe five stitches to the inch. Laura, your “Every Last Yard”, which I have had my eye on also, was at a pretty loose gauge. My question is does gauge determine the wear of the sweater? For example will a sweater knit with a looser gauge not last as long or will it pill more or does it just depend on the yarn? I usually stay away from worsted weight and heavier sweaters because I thought the gauge would not wear as well. I really enjoyed this latest worsted weight sweater that I knit. I’m sorry this is so wordy, thanks for reading!

❤️ y’all”

 

Review: EveryDay Lace by Heather Zoppetti

Kung Fu Knits by Elizabeth Green Musselman

 

We are reading:

Laura is reading Lockwood and Co by Jonathan Stroud

Leslie finished The Girl With All the Gifts, Lock In by John Scalzi.  She’s relistening to A Discovery of Witches, and reading Queste from the Septimus Heap collection

 

#projectsweaterchest – this week we talk about key factors when evaluating patterns

 

Fav Things:

*Stash Dash Giveaway* 206 total finishers!

nonnibaloney

platham

alwysknit

WhiskeyKnit

JillShoke

 

Dream in Color Giveaway

Allis KAL

Halloween CATT

Graceful Pullover

Fiber in the Boro

Air New Zealand Safety Video

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Episode 225 – Fleeciful

Episode 225

 

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 is also knitting on her Jackaroo Cardigan by Amy Herzog out of

Leslie is knitting on a pair of socks out of Yarn Vs Zombies in the Sunrise colorway.   She is also working on Chrysanthemum frutescans out of Jojoland Splatterdash.

Laura has finished a Long Beanie by Wooly Wormhead out of Masham handspun.  Fiber was from Moonshine Fiber Compnay (out of business).

Leslie has finished  a Zuzu’s Petals out of Dream In Color Everlasting DK.

Question from Dorlores55, “Where does one go to learn about spinning? What fibers work well for everyday wear socks? What is your favorite go to pattern to knit for a gift?

Review: Spinner’s Book of Fleece by Beth Smith

We are reading:

Laura is reading As You Wish by Cary Elwes

The Girl With All the Gifts, A Discovery of Witches, Lock In by John Scalzi

Fav Things:

Dream in Color Giveaway

Allis KAL

Halloween CATT

Rhinebeck 2014

DIC Giveaway #2

Spinzilla

Emily’s care package

Must Stash Podcast

Minerva Turkey Podcast

 

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Episode 224 – Spinzilla 2014

 

Episode 224

She 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 a pair of socks out of Yarn Vs Zombies in the Sunrise colorway.  She is also knitting a Zuzu’s Petals out of Dream In Color Everlasting DK.

Laura has spun:

3-ply Romney (6oz) 280 yards

Alpaca Batts (4oz but only 2oz of singles for Spinzilla) 190 yards

Into the Whirled Corriedale in the 221B colorway 432 yards
Hello Yarn Southdown 432 yards

Tempted Shetland 306 yards

Hello Yarn Shetland 400 yards

Leading Men Fiber Arts BFL 462 yards

Into the Whirled Shetland 390 yards

Hello Yarn Corriedale 360 yards

Border Leicester Batts (2oz of singles)

Leslie Spun for spinzilla:

1461 yds of 3ply corriedale fleece (spun longdraw)

240 yds 3ply ITW Cyborg Dandelions

100yd sample of Romney fleece, chain plied.

Question from  Podam, “I saw Laura’s selfie on her way to SSK with the wheels safely buckled in the backseat. I wonder if this is how you (both of you) always transport your wheels, or if any of your wheels are “flatpacked” for easy carrying?”

Review: Knockout Knits by Laura Nelkin

We are reading:

The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson

Out of Ashes (After the Ending, book #3), Lindsey Fairleigh, Lindsey Pogue

Fav Things:

Eternity Ranch Giveaway – Favorite fall memory or color from her shop

Dream in Color Giveaway

Allis KAL

Halloween CATT

Georgia on my Mind KAL

Project Sweater Chest

Laura’s sweater chest tab in her queue

Beck’s Shop

Kickstarter: Twist Fiber Studio

Follow amandastuttard on instagram

SwiftKey on apple devices

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