Episode 196 – Lost Month of March

Laura is knitting on some plain afterthought heel socks out of Lollipop Yarn on size 1 (2.25) needles and  String Theory Colorworks Contuinium on size 1 (2.25) needles.

Leslie is working on the Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl by Paula Emmons Fuessle on a size 6/4.00mm, but it hasn’t gotten much love lately.  She cast on Driftwood using Valley Yarns Amherst on a US Size 9.

She has also cast on a pair of plain vanilla socks using Gale’s Art Wonder sock in the Graffiti and Asphalt colorway

Laura has finished:

Plain Afterthought heel socks out of Vesper in the Gemstone colorway.  These were knit on size 1s and incorporate short row shaping for the instep.

Pioneer Cuff from a Laura Nelkin Kit.  Knit on size 2 needles.

Wurm hat as a chemo hat.  Knit out of Dancing Dog Dyeworks Flamenco DK in the love my gnomies colorway.  It was knit on size 4 and 6 needles.

Glitz at the Ritz by Helen Stewart.  It was knit using size 6 needles and used Made in America Yarns Wayfarer

Dragonfly Wings using some Lost City Knits and size 4 needles.

Leslie has knit a Hermione’s Cabled Hat in Fiberspates Merino Superwash in the Bluebird colorway, and is using a 4.5mm/US size 7 needle.  She also knit a hat using the texture pattern from Hermione’s Every Day Socks in Sincere Sheep Cormo.  She cast on and finished a very ugly pair of socks using Schoppel Ambiente using a 2.75mm needle.

Laura has finished spinning some Falkland from in the Bee Mice Elf Algae colorway (150 yards).  She has started spinning fiber from Sadie of Knitter’s Nightmare in her BFL base in the New Zealand Colorway.

Question from Ayriolef, “I was wondering: can you do a fish lips kiss heel as an afterthought heel? I’m new to socks and don’t quite know how it all works.”

Next on the Needles:

Red Robin Shawl by Helen Stewart out of Juno in Alice

Favorite Things:

Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery Sampler

Huge Thank you to Stacy Evans for just being awesome

Knitting Pipeline Retreat (Sun Valley Fibers was the person I couldn’t remember)

Bling Your String bags

Infinite Twist giveaway-Robin Kit

Enter To Win A Craftsy Class

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TheKnitGirllls Ep195 – Dirty Parts

Episode 195

 

Laura is knitting on some plain afterthought heel socks out of Vesper Gemstone on size 1 (2.25) needles and  String Theory Colorworks Contuiniumon size 1 (2.25) needles.  She is also knitting on Glitz at the Ritz by Helen Stewart using Made in America yarns Wayfarer and size 6 needles.

Leslie is working on the Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl by Paula Emmons Fuessle on a size 6/4.00mm.  She has also cast on Hermione’s Cabled Hat in Fiberspates Merino Superwash in the Bluebird colorway, and is using a 4.5mm/US size 7 needle.

Laura has been playing with processing a CVM fleece.

Question from  lanois “Where is the strangest place you’ve knit?”

Favorite Things:

ShowMeYourKnits Birthday

Elly’s Knitinsanity giveaway Coupon code for 10% off is THEKNITGIRLLLS10

Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery Sampler

Tempted Yarn Club

Upcoming projects:

Leftovers cowl

Wurm Hat

SSK Classes

Brene Brown’s Ted Talks, and The Power of Vulnerability

Infinite Twist giveaway-Robin Kit

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Episode 194 – Priorities, Yo

Episode 194

Laura is knitting on some plain afterthought heel socks out of Vesper Gemstone on size 1 (2.25) needles.  She is also knitting on Glitz at the Ritz by Helen Stewart using Made in America yarns Wayfarer and size 6 needles

Leslie is working on the Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl by Paula Emmons Fuessle on a size 6/4.00mm.

Leslie has finished her mish mash handspun Knitting Olympics project.  Basic pattern is ShellSeeker, color blending used follows the Less is More cardigan, and a split collar added on a whim and out of my brain.

Laura has finished 2 pairs of booties.  One is Tiny Shoes by Ysolda Teague.  She used Louet Gems yarn and size 2 needles.  The second is EviePants AIO Bootie Pattern out of Lornas Lace Worsted and on size 6 needles.

Laura has spun some Moonshine batts in the Frankenstein’s Monster (250 yards).  She has also started spinning for her Less is More.  All spins are superwash Merino.  The first 8 oz is Puppy Dog Tails by Southern Cross Fibre.

Leslie shows her 4 Ply keegan lane yarn

Question from  knitoday

“I heard from your episodes that both of you have Hansen mini spinner, as well as a traditional spinning wheel. How do you decide which one you are going to use with a particular fiber: the mini spinner or a wheel? What is that crucial factor? Thank you.”

Book Review:Once Upon A Knit by Genevieve Miller

Favorite Things:

WM giveaway

Elly’s Knitinsanity giveaway Coupon code for 10% off is THEKNITGIRLLLS10

Purchases: Leslie got a skein of yarn and a braid of fiber from Gales Art

Surrogate Knitter project

Knit group House warming shower

iTunes distribution

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Episode 193 – Totally Gonna Work

Apologies if you’re a subscriber and you got this twice. I’m fiddling with the iTunes distribution.

Laura is knitting on some plain afterthought heel socks out of Vesper Gemstone on size 1 (2.25) needles. She is also knitting on 50 row shawlette by Susan Anderson.  She is knitting it out of Spunky Eclectic Corridale in the Rosebud colorway on size 10 needles.  She has also cast on Glitz at the Ritz by Helen Stewart using Made in America yarns Wayfarer and size 6 needles

Leslie is working on her mish mash handspun Knitting Olympics project.  Basic pattern is ShellSeeker, color blending used follows the Less is More cardigan, and a split collar added on a whim and out of my brain.

Leslie has finished nothing this week.

Laura has spun some Moonshine batts in the Frankenstein’s Monster.

Leslie has finished spinning all the fibers for the Knitting Olympics sweater she’s making.  The colors are “Don’t Blink” in BFL (color 1), “Godswood” in Polwarth (color 2), and “Take It To The Bridge” (color 3) in Superwash Merino, “Children of Time” in Superwash Merino (color 4), “Rhinebeck” in BFL (color 5), and “End of Innocence” in Superwash BFL (color 6.  All are Into the Whirled Fiber.

Question from  AlilbitGypsy

Is gauge really as important as some knitters make it out to be?

Book Review: Dishcloth Diva Knits On! by Deb Buckingham

Favorite Things:

Lost City Knits Giveaway

Team Sasquatch

Knitting Olympics project

iTunes distribution

Laura has a car again!

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