Ep525 – Probably (definitely)

Festival of Colors picture book

Leslie is working on a Granny Goes Large crochet blanket out of Stylecraft DK and cast on a Jollyolly by Hanna Maciejewska out of Hipstrings sport in the “exactly the person I want to be” colorway.

 Laura has  been knitting on some toe up socks out of Nomadic Yarn Sport in Bad Guy.  She also resumed working on her McWheely cowl which is knit in the round.   Laura cast on the Shift by Andrea Mowrey out of left over Patchwork Kit handspun from Hello Yarn. She also started some sock tube socks out of Into the Whirled Speckle Dyed Pakokku sock in the Handbags at Dawn colorway.  She is using Prym Ergonomics Carbon Technology.  She got them from Yarn and Y’all.

Leslie finished sewing another Tami Revolution hoodie 

Laura finished a Propeller hat by Woolly Wormhead out of handspun on size 3.75 mm needles.  This is the 14 inch size.

Laura finished spinning the singles of  Bad Romance by Hipstrings.  It is a 70/30 blend of Oatmeal BFL and Tussah Silk.  This was spun on the Daedalus Sparrow.   She also plyed 7 oz of the patchwork kit from Hello Yarn( 500 yards of a chain ply). This was spun and plyed on the Daedalus Starling.  She also plyed the Hello Yarn Eider Wool Top in the Little Houses colorway.  It was spun on the ladybug and plyed on the Hansen.  It is 120 yards of a 3-ply and will be knit into Semblance hat by Hunter Hammerson.  She also finished (but not finished finished) some marled singles out of Into the Whirled odds and ends (110 yards right now).

Leslie is spinning a Hello Yarn Patchwork Kit.

Leslie is reading the Scales ‘N Spells series (m/m fantasy) by AJ Sherwood and Jocelynn Drake

Laura is reading Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston (middle grade fantasy). She is listening to Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews (adult m/f paranormal romance)

Favorite Things

Sew sew live

Jillian Moreno’s Patreon

Leslie-Craftbooking

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

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Ep524 – Appearance of Quantity

Episode 524

Please note, these shownotes do contain some links to Ravelry pattern pages.  We are trying to link to other sites when available.

Leslie is working on a Granny Goes Large crochet blanket out of Stylecraft DK and on for Chance of Showers out of SundayKnits Eden 3 ply  

 Laura has  been knitting on some toe up socks out of Nomadic Yarn Sport in Bad Guy.  She also resumed working on her McWheely cowl which is knit in the round.   Laura cast on the Shift by Andrea Mowrey out of left over Patchwork Kit handspun from Hello Yarn.

Leslie finished sewing another Tami Revolution hoodie 

Laura finished the Must Stash socks out of Mordor Fun Run  cranked tube.  She also finished a Felipe baby vest out of Another Crafty Girl Yarn.

Laura has been long drawing cashmere from Spotted Ewe on the Matchless.  It is in the Tea on the Thames colorway.  She also started spinning Bad Romance by Hipstrings.  It is a 70/30 blend of Oatmeal BFL and Tussah Silk.  She also started spindle spinning on a new Jeri Brock manatee spindle.  She also started a patchwork kit from Hello Yarn. She finished the Spotted Ewe Fibers in the Holy Hibiscus colorway.  It is 340 yards and a blend of Falkland/Llama/Yellow Eri Silk.  She also finished Hello Yarn South American in the Organic Matter colorway (370 yards of a 2-ply).  She also finished Hipstrings Base 12 Advent (335 yards of a 2-ply from 6oz).

Leslie is spinning a Hello Yarn Patchwork Kit.

Leslie is reading the Perfect Pending/Witches of Gales Haven series by Lucia Ashta and re-listening to the Tales of Verania series by TJ Klune

Laura is reading Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston (middle grade fantasy). She is listening to Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews (adult m/f paranormal romance)

Question from Saltyjoknits: So random, but LaLa I was wondering if you have suggestions for gamification of your crafting productivity. I know you left HPHCKC, and I still play. Increasingly, for a variety of reasons, I’m thinking of quitting. BUT I’m oddly motivated by imaginary internet points 🙂 And when I took winter term off last year to SOS, I found my productivity went down but also the inner zen I get from crafting took a hit (most of that was pre-covid stopping the world spinning on its axis). So i’ve been trying to think of ways I can ‘game’ my crafting where I don’t need the motivation I get from house cup. I know that probably sounds ridic, but I thought I’d ask or if you and Leslie might talk about what motivates you to be productive in your crafts on an episode.

Favorite Things

Woolly Wormhead classes

Jillian Moreno’s Patreon

Leslie-Craftbooking

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

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Ep523 – One Inch of Love

Episode 523

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

Leslie is working on a Granny Goes Large crochet blanket out of Stylecraft DK and on for Chance of Showers out of SundayKnits Eden 3 ply  

 Laura has  been knitting on some toe up socks out of Nomadic Yarn Sport in Bad Guy.  She also resumed working on her McWheely cowl which is knit in the round.  She is also working on some Must Stash socks in Mordor Fun Run out of a cranked tube.  Laura cast on the Shift by Andrea Mowrey out of left over Patchwork Kit handspun from Hello Yarn.

Leslie finished sewing a Tami Revolution hoodie and a Carli Crossover Top.  

Laura finished the Puck hat by Dani Sunshine out of Lux Adorna Knits DK. She is knitting it on size 4 and 5 needles.

Laura has been long drawing cashmere from Spotted Ewe on the Matchless.  It is in the Tea on the Thames colorway.  She also started spinning Bad Romance by Hipstrings.  It is a 70/30 blend of Oatmeal BFL and Tussah Silk.  She also started spindle spinning on a new Jeri Brock manatee spindle.  She also started a patchwork kit from Hello Yarn.

Leslie started spinning a Hello Yarn Patchwork Kit.

Leslie is reading Magical Midlife/Leveling Up series by KF Breene and re-listening to the Tales of Verania series by TJ Klune

Laura is reading Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston (middle grade fantasy). She is listening to Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews (adult m/f paranormal romance)

Favorite Things

Leslie-Craftbooking

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

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Ep 522 – Angry Song

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

Leslie is working on a Granny Goes Large crochet blanket out of Stylecraft DK and a Hasukai cowl out of Brooklyn Tweed . She’s also sewing a Tami Revolution hoodie and a Carli Crossover Top.  

 Laura has  been knitting on some toe up socks out of Nomadic Yarn Sport in Bad Guy.  She also resumed working on her McWheely cowl which is knit in the round.  She is also working on some Must Stash socks in Mordor Fun Run out of a cranked tube. She is knitting on the Puck hat by Dani Sunshine out of Lux Adorna Knits DK. She is knitting it on size 4 and 5 needles.

Leslie finished nothing

Laura has been long drawing cashmere from Spotted Ewe on the Matchless.  It is in the Tea on the Thames colorway.  She has plyed the singles of Into the Whirled Best Wishes, Warmest Regards Grey Shetland on the Sparrow (450 yards 2-ply long draw).   She also plied the Knit Spin Farm batts (400 yards)  and the Knit Spin Farmtop in dorset horn (280 yards of a 3-ply) She finished the first 4oz of  Hello Yarn Bitter Roots and Sweet Fruits on 70s Merino Wool Top and ordered a second braid.  She spun singles of Holy Hibiscus from Spotted Ewe (33% falkland, 33% Llama 33% Yellow Eri Silk).  She also started spindle spinning on a new Jeri Brock manatee spindle.

Leslie did not spin this week

Leslie is reading Magical Midlife/Leveling Up series by KF Breene and re-listening to the Tales of Verania series by TJ Klune

Laura is reading Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston (middle grade fantasy).  She read an adult poetry book Home Body by Rupi Kaur and a middle grade mystery, Unplugged by Gordon Korman.  

Favorite Things

Handlettering progress – kit from etsy

2021 goals

Leslie-Craftbooking

Laura got her first vaccine!

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

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