Ep510 – The Magic of Leslie

Please note, these shownotes do contain links to Ravelry pattern pages.  

Leslie is working on a pair of cranked tubes out of Two Sisters Yarn co.

Laura has started a Bankhead Hat out of Plucky Primo Worsted in the Soda Fountain colorway on size 6 needles.  She is knitting the adult medium size.  Laura has also  been knitting on some toe up socks out of Knit Spin Farm Little Known Holiday Club “Tolkien.”  These are being knit on size 1 needles.

Leslie finished a Celadon variation with Leading Men Fiber Arts and a Mad Hatter pack from Frabjous Fibers.  She also finished a Bankhead hat out of AnotherCraftyGirl’s Merino Worsted in a Pocket Sized World colorway, a Towards North hat out of SpottedCircus Silk Alpaca chain yarn in Acid Rain, and put heels/toes in a cranked tube.

Laura finished  tube socks out of Republic of Wool in the Peony Pop colorway.  She cast on 48 stitches and is knitting them on size 0 needles. She also knit a Gno Fun like Gnome Fun out of leftovers from Leading Men Fiber Arts on size 4 needles.  The last thing she finished is the Tchaikovsky Hat out of The Lemonade Shop Comfy Worsted in Zebra Tea Party on size 4 and 6 needles.  This past April she did some secret test knitting.  It is the Telegrams from the Window out of Fully Spun original DK in the Super green colorway.  She just added a dino tag from Shiny Wear Co

Laura started spinning a Loop Bump in Magic Trick.  She also spun singles from Nest in Superwash Merino in the By the Seashore colorway.  She finished then Jacob top from Nerd Girl Yarns in the “We’re All Mad Here” colorway (260 yards).  She also plyed the Spotted Ewe Starling (475 yards) and Morkmade Chai Latte (245 yards).

Leslie finished spinning & plying 8oz Warm Woolen Mittens II by HipStrings but hasn’t measured or washed it yet.

Leslie is reading Gods & Ends by Devon Monk (adult m/f fantasy) and the Leveling Up series by KF Breene.  She’s relistening the Threshold Universe series by Peter Clines

Laura has been listening to Ilona Andrew’s  (adult m/f)  Wildfire. She read the Princess Knight by GA Aiken

Favorite Things

Halloween CATT 9/15-11/01/20 Hashtag for Instagram is #tkghalloweencatt We will draw winners from both instagram and Ravelry.

Ravelry Winners: please fill out form here

Hikari Handmade sail bag-Corvidae

Hikari Handmade poppy-travelsox

Hopkins Studio Autumn Spice-knitterchow

Fibernymph Dyeworks Sunshine gradient-lmermd

Lantern Moon Bag- lizzardbabies

Colorshift yarn-hikesandbikes

Katrinkles Markers- hegielib

Hopkins Fiber Studio Streets of gold-christina78

Laura’s school library Amazon wishlist link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1O3PV9JCCJDQ1?ref_=wl_share

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ep509 – Plague Driven

Please note, these shownotes do contain links to Ravelry pattern pages.  

Leslie has been seaming squares for a Cherry Heart/Sandra Paul pattern called Giant Granny Patches.  She is working on a Celadon variation with Leading Men Fiber Arts and a Mad Hatter pack from Frabjous Fibers.

Laura has started some tube socks out of Republic of Wool in the Peony Pop colorway.  She cast on 48 stitches and is knitting them on size 0 needles.  Laura has also  been knitting on some toe up socks out of Knit Spin Farm Little Known Holiday Club “Tolkien.”  These are being knit on size 1 needles.

Leslie finished a Chubby Brioche hat out of Lemonade Shop in Bulky colorway Flannel

Laura finished her Ursa Minor sweater knit on size 11 needles using Berroco Vintage Chunky.

Laura started spinning some Jacob top from Nerd Girl Yarns in the “We’re All Mad Here” colorway.

Leslie worked a bit on spinning! Warm Woolen Mittens II by HipStrings

Leslie is reading Death & Relaxation by Devon Monk (adult m/f fantasy).  She’s relistening Fuzzy Nation and The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi

Laura has been listening to Ilona Andrew’s  (adult m/f)  Wildfire. She read Trespassers 

Favorite Things

Halloween CATT 9/15-11/01/20 Hashtag for Instagram is #tkghalloweencatt We will draw winners from both instagram and Ravelry.

Ravelry Winners: please fill out form here

Hikari Handmade sail bag-Corvidae

Hikari Handmade poppy-travelsox

Hopkins Studio Autumn Spice-knitterchow

Fibernymph Dyeworks Sunshine gradient-lmermd

Lantern Moon Bag- lizzardbabies

Colorshift yarn-hikesandbikes

Katrinkles Markers- hegielib

Hopkins Fiber Studio Streets of gold-christina78

Laura’s school library Amazon wishlist link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1O3PV9JCCJDQ1?ref_=wl_share

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ep508 – The Bird is the Word

Episode 508

Please note, these shownotes do contain links to Ravelry pattern pages.  

Leslie has been seaming squares for a Cherry Heart/Sandra Paul pattern called Giant Granny Patches.  She is working on a Celadon variation with Leading Men Fiber Arts and a Mad Hatter pack from Frabjous Fibers.

Laura has been knitting on some toe up socks out of Knit Spin Farm Little Known Holiday Club “Tolkien.”  These are being knit on size 1 needles.

She also started a simple 85 stitch garter blanket out of Caron Chunky Cakes in Blue Moon.  It is being knit on size 10.5 needles.  Laura has started a Dissent cowl out of farm girl fibers Navy on her DK base (cashmere/merino/nylon)  and Kim Dyes Yarn Brioche DK (sw merino) in the Sunday Brunch colorway.  She has also started some  afterthought heel sock machine socks out of Kirby Wirby Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost on size 0 needles.  

Leslie finished some hanging towels from pinterest

Laura kinda finished her Ursa Minor sweater knit on size 11 needles using Berroco Vintage Chunky.

Laura started spinning batts from Mork Made in the Dirty Chai colorway.   She has started some Spotted Ewe in the Blue Eared Starling colorway.

Leslie worked a bit on spinning! Warm Woolen Mittens II by HipStrings

Leslie is re-reading Slouch Witch by Helen Harper (adult m/f fantasy).  She’s relistening to the Others series by Anne Bishop and is on book 3 Vision in Silver (adult paranormal)

Laura has finished Ilona Andrew’s  (adult m/f)  Wildfire. She read the new Sam Burns book, Wildfire (Greek Mythology m/m paranormal)

Favorite Things

Halloween CATT 9/15-11/01/20 Hashtag for Instagram is #tkghalloweencatt We will draw winners from both instagram and Ravelry.

Laura’s school library Amazon wishlist link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1O3PV9JCCJDQ1?ref_=wl_share

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Episode 507 – Starling Squared

Please note, these shownotes do contain links to Ravelry pattern pages.  

Leslie has been seaming squares for a Cherry Heart/Sandra Paul pattern called Giant Granny Patches.  She is working on a Celadon variation with Leading Men Fiber Arts and a Mad Hatter pack from Frabjous Fibers.

Laura has been knitting on some toe up socks out of Knit Spin Farm Little Known Holiday Club “Tolkien.”  These are being knit on size 1 needles.

She also started a simple 85 stitch garter blanket out of Caron Chunky Cakes in Blue Moon.  It is being knit on size 10.5 needles.  Laura has started a Dissent cowl out of farm girl fibers Navy on her DK base (cashmere/merino/nylon)  and Kim Dyes Yarn Brioche DK (sw merino) in the Sunday Brunch colorway.  She has also started some  afterthought heel sock machine socks out of Kirby Wirby Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost on size 0 needles.   Laura also resumed working on her Ursa Minor sweater knit on size 11 needles using Berroco Vintage Chunky and has swatched for Rift using size 7 needles and Silky Wool.

Leslie finished a some potholders with a potholder loom 

Laura has finished a test knit for Milly’s Knit Designs.  The pattern is the Grange hat.  She is knitting it out of deep stash (Lorna’s Laces Green Line Worsted in Mirth and handspun out of fiber from Spotted Circus) on size 4 and 5 needles. 

Laura started spinning batts from Mork Made in the Dirty Chai colorway.  She also spun some Nest fiber in the Maiden’s Wish colorway (2015 stash).  It is 350 yards of a 2-ply.  She has started some Spotted Ewe in the Blue Eared Starling colorway.

Leslie worked a bit on spinning! Warm Woolen Mittens II by HipStrings

Leslie is re-reading Slouch Witch by Helen Harper (adult m/f fantasy) and just started The Leopard King by Ann Aguire (adult m/f fantasy).  She’s relistening to Written in Red (the Others series by Anne Bishop.

Laura has finished Ilona Andrew’s White Hot  (adult m/f) and started Wildfire. She is also reading Stepping Stones (middle grade graphic novel).

Favorite Things

Halloween CATT 9/15-11/01/20 Hashtag for Instagram is #tkghalloweencatt We will draw winners from both instagram and Ravelry.

Laura’s library Amazon wishlist link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1O3PV9JCCJDQ1?ref_=wl_share

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment