Episode 473 – Banter Free

Episode 473

 

Leslie’s been working on a Silly Cat Couch, and just has the afghan to go.   She’s working on the Rainbow cardigan by Karen Lauger and a pair of sportweight socks out of Knit Spin Farm’s Collecting Rocks Day colorway.

 

Laura is working on a toe up sock with gusset based off of Wendy Johnson’s numbers. She is knitting out of Knit Spin Farm in the Cherry Blossom Festival colorway on size 1 needles.  Laura also cast on Lillet out of Berroco Vintage in red on size 6 needles.

 

Leslie finished nothing. 

 

Laura finished the knitting on the Bide shawl out of 4 skeins of Berroco Alpaca Chunky in the Salt and Pepper colorway on size 10 needles.

 

Laura  is spinning Squirrel’s Pantry by Inglenook Fibers.  It is 50% grey shetland, 25% Falkland Merino, and 25% silk.

 

Leslie is reading the Maps, Misfits, and Other Forgotten Magic by Megan Ciana Dodge.  She’s relistening to Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven

 

Laura is reading the Cole McGinnis Mystery series by Rhys Ford (Adult book series).

Favorite Things

Patreon events – Fail-A-Long 2/16 at 3pm and VKN 2/23 at 2pm

What we’re wearing. Kallara by Ambah O’Brien and Sockhead hat and Coffee Break by Josee Paquin

Clothing Conservation Month – April/May

Stash Dash 2020 Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20

Halloween CATT 9/15-10/31/20

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

 

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Episode 472 – High Butt

 

Leslie’s been working on a Silly Cat Couch.   She’s putting heels into an unknown colorway of a sock tube, and cast on for the Rainbow cardigan by Karen Lauger. 

Laura is working on a Bide shawl out of 4 skeins of Berroco Alpaca Chunky in the Salt and Pepper colorway.  Dizzy Sheep mailed out the 4th skein super fast. She is using size 10 needles.

Leslie finished two Forager Vests out of linen from Joann’s. 

Laura finished 2 baby gifts and already has gifted them.  The first was a Gnomey Hat on size 9 needles out of old handspun. She also knit a Felipe set out of Another Crafty Girl Worsted in the Linking Logs colorway.  It was knit on size 4 and 5 needles.

Leslie is reading the Maps, Misfits, and Other Forgotten Magic by Megan Ciana Dodge.  She’s relistening to 14 by Peter Clines.

Laura is finished reading Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown.  She is thinking about reading Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee next.

Favorite Things

Strips rag rug

What we’re wearing. Hudson Shawl by Shannon Cook and Sockhead hat

Clothing Conservation Month – April/May

Stash Dash 2020 Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20

Halloween CATT 9/15-10/31/20

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

 

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Episode 471 – Honorary Grandma

Leslie’s been working on a Silly Cat Couch.   She’s putting heels into an unknown colorway of a sock tube.

Laura is working on Gnomey Hat on size 9 needles out of old handspun. She swatched for Lillet out of Berroco Vintage on size 6 needles

Leslie put heels/toes in some sock tubes (cranked on Erlbacher Gearhart Speedster)

  • Heels, toes, and ribbing (Prom Queen from LMFA) into a pair of cranked socks (Business Casual from Scrumptous Purl)
  • Opal Vincent Van Gogh in the Cafe Terrace at Night – put in an after the fact folded hem and regular heel/toe 
  • Urth Uneek sock with some unknown heel/toe yarn
  • Desert Vista Dyeworks Slumdog Millionaire with green Leading Men Fiber Arts ‘Perfection’ heels and toes – folded hem done while the tube was on the machine
  • Coloring Book ‘BMO’ yarn with Leading Men Fiber Arts ‘Poison Apple’ heels and toes.  Folded hem done on the machine

Laura finished a sock using size 1 needles and Knit Spin Farm Targhee sport in the “wear something gaudy day”  Laura knit on a baby vertebrae out of some unknown superwash worsted.  It is being knit on size 6 needles. She also knit a propellor tam out of some hipstrings base 12 handspun.

Laura finished her  Jillian Moreno’s Sample Along Spin. She spun this out of Into the Whirled in the Moscow Mule colorway.  All Skein are 2 plies.

Leslie is reading the Dowser series by Megan Ciana Dodge.  She’s relistening to Carter & Loveccraft.

Laura is reading Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown.  She finished The Worst Book Ever by Elise Gravel and Midwinter Witch by Molly Ostertag.

Favorite Things

Patreon Fail-A-Long Friday 1/31 at 7p CST, VKN 2/2/20 at noon CST

New to Laura podcast that she is enjoying-Best Day Ever Crafting Podcast with Heiressknits and tyedyediva

What we’re wearing. Laura is wearing Stevie

2020 Goals

Clothing Conservation Month – April/May

Stash Dash 2020 Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20

Halloween CATT 9/15-10/31/20

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

 

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Episode 470 – Thank You, Empire Records

Leslie’s been working on a Silly Cat Couch.  She’s also been crocheting a crap ton of squares for a Cherry Heart/Sandra Paul pattern called Giant Granny Patches.  She’s putting heels (Prom Queen from LMFA) into a pair of cranked socks (Business Casual from Scrumptous Purl).

Laura is knitting  on a sock using size 1 needles and Knit Spin Farm Targhee sport in the “wear something gaudy day”  Laura knit on a baby vertebrae out of some unknown superwash worsted.  It is being knit on size 6 needles.

Leslie finished nothing

Laura finished Atlin out of Cascape Eco +.  She knit it on size 8 needles (Jimmy Bean’s Smart Stix Wood Interchangables). This was deep stash so it’s nice to move it on.

Laura finished her Hipstrings base 12 spin.  She got 150 and 125 yards in each mini skein from 2 oz.  These were spun as a 2-ply.

Leslie is reading the Dowser series by Megan Ciana Dodge after trying Demons & DNA recommended by a viewer.  She’s listening to Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews (InnKeeper #4)

Laura is reading Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown.

Favorite Things

Silly Cat Couch

What we’re wearing.

2020 Goals

Clothing Conservation Month – April/May

Stash Dash 2020 Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20

Halloween CATT 9/15-10/31/20

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

 

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