Episode 256 – Easily Distracted

 

Episode 256

Leslie is worked on her Bridgewater out of Madelinetosh lace in the Silver Fox colorway.  She got a little done on the Louche socks out of Apothecary Yarns MCN blend on size 2.25mm needles but is probably going to have to rip out.  She cast on Joker and the Thief out of DIC Jilly in the Great Pumpkin colorway and the Shades of Periwinkle Rustic Fingering gradient kit from Neighborhood Fiber Co.

 

Laura is knitting on the 1 pair of socks on size 1 (2.25 needles). They are a pair of Two Sisters Yarn Company     She is almost done with French CanCan out of Wollmeise Blend (size 7 needles). She has started Belle Island out of Bamboo Pop in a lime green color.  She is using size 3 and 5 needles.

 

Laura has finished socks out of out of lollipop yarn in the Beach Baby colorway

 

Leslie has finished the stitching on the sashiko sampler from Fancy Tiger.

 

Laura has started spinning her first 4 cable ply spin.  She is using the sidekick and Romney that she dyed at Yarn School.

 

Review:Knits for Boys by Kate Oates

 

Leslie is listening Pandora’s Star by Peter F Hamilton.

Laura has read some Teresa Dare historical romance.

 

Favorite Things

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/KAL

Preorders for fiber will be from 5/11 until the end of May.

Orders will be shipped the first week of June.

Preorders for yarn will be from 5/11 until June 15th, with orders shipping by the first week of July.

There will be a separate thread for FO’s from either the yarn or the fiber with all entries due by 8/31.
Stash Dash Giveaway 5 copies of http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/melinas-mini-poof from Mercantile519

Estes

SSK Classes Up

SSK Room-mate questionnaire

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Episode 255 – Flavor of Crazy

 

Episode 255

Leslie is worked on her Bridgewater out of Madelinetosh lace in the Silver Fox colorway.  She also is knitting on a Rikke out of Green Mountain Spinnery worsted.  She got a little done on the Louche socks out of Apothecary Yarns MCN blend on size 2.25mm needles.

 

Laura is knitting on the 3 pairs of socks on size 1 (2.25 needles).  The first is Strie, Toe Up by Lara Neel out of Moonrover Handspun.  Spun by the lovely Showmeyourknits.  The second is out of lollipop yarn in the Beach Baby colorway.  The third is a pair of Two Sisters Yarn Company    She has also started the Kirsten Kapur 2015 mystery shawl in Pefect Day yarns in the Mermaid Tavern coloway.  She has also started French CanCan out of Wollmeise Blend (size 7 needles).

 

Leslie has finished spinning this month’s moonrover club fiber, a SW merino/nylon blend, for 350 yards 3 ply yarn.  She also put binding on Laura’s quilt.

 

Laura has started spinning her first 4 cable ply spin.  She is using the sidekick and Romney that she dyed at Yarn School. She has plyed Knitty and Color (170 yards) and Vice (170 yards) both are SW merino. Laura has also plyed a 160 yards of bits and bobs.  She has also corespun 150 yards of nonsense. She has also started spinning Three Waters Farm HonyTonk colorway in th Polwarth Silk base

 

Review: Warm Days Cool Knits by Corrina Ferguson, $24.95 retail

One e-copy to giveaway of Kirsten Kapur Shawls book one

 

Leslie is listening Pandora’s Star by Peter F Hamilton.

Laura has read the new Nalini Singh book

 

Question from yarningforasmile,”bring skeins to the stash… Ok lets say you buy a destash skein from Rav and you get it home … it looks fine but what if?? Should you wash it and hang it to dry before bringing it into the stash?? Leave it in a bag forever, freeze it??? OMG I am freaking out about moths lol”

 

Favorite Things

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/KAL

Preorders for fiber will be from 5/11 until the end of May.

Orders will be shipped the first week of June.

Preorders for yarn will be from 5/11 until June 15th, with orders shipping by the first week of July.

There will be a separate thread for FO’s from either the yarn or the fiber with all entries due by 8/31.

Leslie will be winding yarn for Lilli Pilli very soon.

Alice Elizabeth

John C. Campbell Folk School

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Episode 254 – Vocabulary Lesson

 

Episode 254

 

Laura is knitting on the 3 pairs of socks on size 1 (2.25 needles).  The first is Strie, Toe Up by Lara Neel out of Moonrover Handspun.  Spun by the lovely Showmeyourknits.  The second is out of lollipop yarn in the Beach Baby colorway.  The third is a pair of Two Sisters Yarn Company

 

Leslie is working on a customfit sweater out of Madelinetosh Sport in William Morris on size 5/3.75mm needles.  She also worked on her Bridgewater out of Madelinetosh lace in the Silver Fox colorway

 

Laura has finished a Milo out of Neely’s Knits in the dk base in the Anna colorway using size 5 needles. She has also finished a garter earflap hat out of Malabrigo Rios knit on size 7 and 8 needles.  Yesterday she knit Leethal’s Instahat using size 10.5 needles and Another Crafty Girl Merino Bulky.

 

Leslie has finished spinning this month’s moonrover club fiber, a SW merino/nylon blend, for 350 yards 3 ply yarn.

 

Laura has started spinning her first 4 cable ply spin.  She is using the sidekick and Romney that she dyed at Yarn School.  She is also working on a 12oz spin of Hello Yarn Dormant on Portuguese Merino on the S-R

 

Review: Kirsten Kapur Shawl Book 1 ($18.00 rav download)

One e-copy to giveaway

Leslie is listening to Red Rising series by Pierce Brown, Pandora’s Star by Peter F Hamilton. Books I’ve read are the Aurora Rising series.

Laura has read the Castles Ever After by Tessa Dare, Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron

 

Question from crochetinpeace, “Hi I’m a beginner knitter from Australia. What does “vanilla sock ” mean? Is it a pattern? What does “plain” vanilla sock mean? I have made 2 (and a half !) pairs of worsted weight socks, two at a time, on one circular 4mm needle.

I am wanting to try a proper sock weight yarn. I have some bamboo skewers I am going to use as DPNs!!!!!

What are your favourite cheap, long-wearing sock yarns?”

 

Favorite Things

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/KAL

Preorders for fiber will be from 5/11 until the end of May.

Orders will be shipped the first week of June.

Preorders for yarn will be from 5/11 until June 15th, with orders shipping by the first week of July.

There will be a separate thread for FO’s from either the yarn or the fiber with all entries due by 8/31.
Vicksburg

Stash Dash

Events in the future

Loopy Ewe 6/11

Estes

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Episode 253 – It’s A Feature, Not A Bug

 

Episode 253

 

Laura is knitting a Milo out of Neely’s Knits in the dk base in the Anna colorway using size 5 needles.  Laura is also knitting on the 3 pairs of socks on size 1 (2.25 needles).  The first is Strie, Toe Up by Lara Neel out of Moonrover Handspun.  Spun by the lovely Showmeyourknits.  The second is out of lollipop yarn in the Beach Baby colorway.  The third is a pair of Two Sisters Yarn Company

 

Leslie is knitting a pair of Bootstrap socks by Lara Neel out of a Knitty & Color sparkle sock blank on size 2.25mm.  She is also working on a customfit sweater out of Madelinetosh Sport in William Morris on size 5/3.75mm needles.

 

Laura has finished a 2 color Beanie out of Cleckheaton Australian Superfine Merino.   Also finished is Julia’s Birthday sweater.  It is Hiro Petite by Julia Farwell-Clay.  The 8 year old Size is being knit out of Cascade 220 superwash.

 

Leslie has finished washing all her fleeces; Coopworth, Merino cross, and BFL.  She’s started picking and carding them hoping to get them finished and ready to spin in the next few weeks.  She also started spinning this month’s moonrover club fiber, a SW merino/nylon blend, for a 3 ply sock yarn.

 

Laura has started spinning her first 4 cable ply spin.  She is using the sidekick and Romney that she dyed at Yarn School.  She is also working on a 12oz spin of Hello Yarn Dormant on Portuguese Merino on the S-R

 

Review: Knit Edge magazine, issue seven – $6.99 rav download, subscription options available via the Knit Edge website.

 

Question from almariecraft, ‘I am still watching all the old episodes so I am not sure if I will come across this answer. How long or how many braids did it take to get your spinning a consistent thickness? Are there beginner fibers that are less expensive that you would recommend? Not sure if I have the time to dedicate to get good but love the idea of spinning. Both of your spinning works are always so beautiful!”

 

Favorite Things

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/KAL

Preorders for fiber will be from 5/11 until the end of May.

Orders will be shipped the first week of June.

Preorders for yarn will be from 5/11 until June 15th, with orders shipping by the first week of July.

There will be a separate thread for FO’s from either the yarn or the fiber with all entries due by 8/31.

 

Stash Dash

Events in the future

Vicksburg

Loopy Ewe 6/11

Estes

 

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