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

Wonderful Patreon Supporters!

 

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Episode 293 – Post Portland

 

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

 

Laura  has finished  a pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Puff the Magic Dragon colorway.   She has also finished the Owlet sweater for Julia out of Knitpicks Brava Bulky.

 

Laura has been spinning some Southern Cross Fibre on BFL.

 

Question from Lorri, After learning to knit about a year and a half ago I have decided that I want to try socks. Of all the methods one can use to knit them I find knitting on 2 circulars to resonate the most with me. Most recommend two 24” circulars but that sounds long and floppy to me. Laura I noticed you used to knit your socks that way and it looked like your needles were shorter. What would you recommend to a newer 2 circular knitter and do you have any other quick tips . Thank you”

 

Leslie is listening to Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer.

Laura has been reading Queen’s Wings and Queen’s Flight by Jamie K Schmidt

Favorite Things:

TheKnitGirllls in Portland, OR!

DFW fiber festival

CATT New Technique runs Jan 1-March 31st

Wonderful Patreon Supporters!

 

Artists we mention from Portland

Outnerdme (word posters)

Lifeinthelonggrass.com

Bumble Birch

Hazelknits

Interpretations

Republic of Wool

Black Trillium

Blissful Knits

Northbound Knitting

Pterylae Designs

RX Letterpress

Tea Party Animals

HelloLucky

Yellow Bird Greetings

Emilly McDowell

SteamWhistlePress

Moody Pet Fling a String

 

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Episode 292 – Masterpiece Knits

Leslie is knitting a pair of socks from a Gale’s Art extreme sock blank.  She’s still working on a Shoop African Flower Sheep, rescued by Branwynne.  

 

Laura is knitting a pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Puff the Magic Dragon colorway.  She has cast on the Puddle Duck sweater out of Miss Babs Yowza in the Lori colorway.

 

Laura  has finished  Belle Isle out of Madtosh Tosh DK.  Buttons were from https://www.etsy.com/shop/WildflwrButtonStudio

It was gifted on Friday.  She has also finished the Owlet sweater for Julia out of Knitpicks Brava Bulky.

 

Leslie mostly finished a Patterns for Pirates henley tee out of a knit fabric.

 

Laura has been spinning some Southern Cross Fibre on BFL.

 

Question from Mimifan, “My question is about finishing cross stitching. Leslie has mentioned sending her cross stitching out for professional framing. What does that entail? I guess I assumed Michael’s type stores would be able to handle this. Can you give an idea of cost? I’m a new cross stitcher and have no idea what to do with future cross stitching. Thanks!”

 

Book Review: Masterpiece Knits by Dragonfly Fibers ($26.95. It includes a code for an ebook download on Ravelry. The PDF can be purchased standalone for $18.00)

Giveaway:  the Laundress Cardigan by Fatimah Hinds and the yarn is Traveller

 

Leslie is listening to Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer.

Laura has been reading Fire Touched by Patricia Biggs and the Karma series by Donna Augustine.  She has also read Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire. She is about to start listening to The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Favorite Things:

TheKnitGirllls in Portland, OR! Meetup at Happy Knits Thursday, March 17th from 5-8pm come for as long or as little as you would like!

DFW fiber festival

CATT New Technique runs Jan 1-March 31st

Wonderful Patreon Supporters!

 

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Episode 291 – Wool is Cool

Episode 291

 

Leslie is knitting a pair of socks from a Gale’s Art extreme sock blank.  She’s still working on a Shoop African Flower Sheep, rescued by Branwynne.  She started a design out of Infinite Twist Helix.

 

Laura is knitting a pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Puff the Magic Dragon colorway.  She has cast on Belle Isle out of Madtosh Tosh DK.  She has also cast on a third garter earflap hat out of Encore.

 

Laura  has finished 2 Garter Earflap hats.  One is out of Columbia wool (2-ply) Imperial Ranch.  The other is out of Madtosh Vintage.

 

Leslie has framed up some embroidery.

 

Laura has been not been spinning this week except during her class on a drop spindle.

 

Leslie is listening to The Line, first in the Witching Savannah books.  She found a central repository of all the amazon Kindle Unlimited books with free narration.

Laura has been reading the rest of the Mickey Bolitar series by Harlan Coben.  She is going to try his adult stuff soon.

 

Favorite Things:

 

TheKnitGirllls in Portland, OR!

DFW fiber festival

String Theory classes

Gleener coupon code for 10% off KNITGIRLLLS10

Creativebug – use code KNITGIRLLLS for free 30 day trial

CATT New Technique runs Jan 1-March 31st

Wonderful Patreon Supporters!

 

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