Episode 323 – All An Illusion

 

Episode 323

Leslie is working on a Little Hearts Sweater.

Laura is knitting on Kallara out of Republic of Wool Wrinkle in Time and Plucky Feet in a purple colorway.  She is also working on the second sock of the Man Can Fly colorway out of Desert Vista Dyeworks.  

Leslie finished a handspun Askews Me shawl (Laura’s handspun), and picked up and finished the Even Flow cardigan out of Must Stash Sweater Girl.

Laura finished Everyday Brew hat by Claire Devine out of Ancient Arts Bulky The Big Squeeze in Amethyst.

Laura spun ITW  – Mephit colorway on Polwarth

Leslie hasn’t read much this week.

Laura is continuing to read the Captain Lacey series by Ashley Gardner and a Mad, Bad Duke by her alias Jennifer Ashley.

Favorite Things:

SAFF

KNITVENT 2016 – NEXT WEEK

Halloween CATT drawing will happen 11/6

Patreon Dream Skein drawing will happen on 11/6 because of the way patreon processes funds.  We will draw for regular monthly prizes then too

Kate Giveaway

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Episode 321 – Purl Whisperer and SSK 2017 Announcement

Leslie is working on the Nuvem out of Plucky Classics Merino/Silk.  She also put in some time on the handspun Askews Me shawl (Laura’s handspun) and started a Toe Up sock With A Difference out of Leading Men Fiber Arts sock blank in Flesh & Blood.

Laura is knitting on Kallara out of Republic of Wool Wrinkle in Time and Plucky Feet in a purple colorway.  She is also working on the second sock of the Man Can Fly colorway out of Desert Vista Dyeworks.

Leslie finished a Ketterdam out of Koigu KPPM and a few tiny ornament hats.

Laura sewed in buttons on her Worthy Sweater.

Laura spun samples from her SAFF class.

Question from CroKnitGurl: I’m currently working on trying to comb and hand card some fleeces. I have a Shetland and BFL, but have come across this same problem for Merino and Coopworth as well. And struggling greatly with static. I have tried spritzing with water which was suggested to me to help with this but it seemed to do nothing, also I don’t want to rust my hand cards or combs with all the water. Combing seems to be the biggest struggle with this issue, to the point that it becomes physically impossible. Do you have any suggestions to help cut down on the static of the fiber?

Leslie read a YA fantasy book, Half Wild, the second in a series about black magic and white magic.  She is just starting the third in the series, Half Son.

Laura finished reading Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick.  She is currently reading Took by Mary Downing Hahn.

Favorite Things:

SAFF

Miss Babs prize drawing

Halloween CATT starts 9/5/16 and ends 11/1/16 – drawing will happen 11/6

Patreon Dream Skein – drawing will happen on 11/6 because of the way patreon processes funds.  We will draw for regular monthly prizes then too

Dog Harness we mentioned

Kate Giveaway

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Episode 320 – NeedleKiller

Leslie is working Ketterdam out of Koigu KPPM and the Nuvem out of Plucky Classics Merino/Silk.

Laura is knitting on Kallara out of Republic of Wool Wrinkle in Time and Plucky Feet in a purple colorway.  She is also working on the second sock of the Man Can Fly colorway out of Desert Vista Dyeworks.

Leslie finished a Kitkat Hat out of Three Irish Girls Culloden sock in “People will say we’re in love” colorway

Laura spun 4 oz of singles from Western Sky Knits in sw merino in the Rainbow Brite colorway.  

We review Rural Renewal which costs $38USD for the entire book, or you can purchase single patterns for between $5 and $7.

Leslie finished listening to Crooked Kingdom.  She read a YA fantasy book, Half Bad, the first in a series about black magic and white magic.  She is re-reading Illuminae so that she can read the newly released sequel Gemina.

Laura is reading Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick.  She is listening to the third Penderwick book, The Penderwicks at Point Mouette.

Favorite Things:

Fiber in the Boro

SAFF

Halloween CATT starts 9/5/16 and ends 11/1/16

Patreon Dream Skein

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Episode 319 – If You Give A Librarian A Microphone…

Leslie is working on two different Askews Me shawls – one out of Laura’s handspun and one out of Leslie’s handspun.  She is also working on the UTurn socks by General Hogbuffer.

Laura is knitting on a ribbed sock out of Moonrover DK.

Leslie finished a crazy finicky earbud cover for Kobe.

Laura finished  the  Worthy by Kelly Brooker.  She used  Twist Fiber Studio Cumberland DK in the Under the Sea colorway and Two Guys Yarn Company DK in Frank’s Tiles.  She also finished Boo! By Susan Claudino.

Leslie spun some ITW Yipes Stripes Targhee on the Acadia Wheel. 326 yds of a 3ply

We review Drop Dead Easy Knits MSRP $16.99

Leslie finished listening to Six of Crows and is now on the follow up, Crooked Kingdom.  She read a m/m romance, Pansies.

Laura has read Terror at Bottle Creek Watt Key.  She is listening to the third Penderwick book, The Penderwicks at Point Mouette.

Favorite Things:

Fiber in the Boro

SAFF

Favorite Things collection -giveaway  joji

Halloween CATT starts 9/5/16 and ends 11/1/16

Patreon Dream Skein

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