Episode 58 – Stash Dash

Laura and Leslie talk about their current projects and review Silk Road Socks by Hunter Hammersen. We also cover a summer activity, the Stash Dash 5K!

Laura is knitting on a Trail Jacket out of Ecological Wool on size 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles. She also started a new stripy sock out of the Amy Lee Show’s Canon Hand Dyed Yarn in the Arthur base in the “We are for the Night.”

Leslie is knitting on Hitchhiker out of Wollmeise in the Am Kalten Polor colorway. She is also knitting a swap square out of the great American Afghan book out of Debbie Bliss Cashmere Aran yarn.

FOs (starts around the 10 min mark):

Leslie has finished the baby sweater from last week, but it is downstairs (her sister actually had the baby  earlier this week after we recorded).

Secret knitting is reveled! The dead poet’s sock club came out this past week and the pattern is Lost in Light designed by me and out of the lovely bamboo haiku base of Perfect Day Yarns.  I have also finished a leaf fascinator using the Just a Leaf pattern. She finished the plain stripey socks with an afterthought heel out of Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber in the Salt Water Taffy colorway on size 1 (2.25) needles.

Spinning (starts around the 15 min mark):

Laura has spun Gale’s Art 2-tone BFL fiber on her trindle. (His shop is empty right now, but he will be back soon). I got 30 yards for less than an ounce. I did cheat and ply it on Leslie’s wheel. Next on the spindle is the roving balls from Sadie. On the mini trindle is a Buffalo/Silk blend. Fried Okra bags can be found here.

Leslie is spinning the Caravan colorway of 3-tone BFL from Frabjous Fibers.

Book Reviews (start around the 20 min mark):

Silk Road Socks by Hunter Hammersen (she is the woman behind Violently Domestic)

Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston

Favorite Things (starts around the 32 min mark):

Perfect Day Yarns Shipment (stitch holder is from Jelby)

Cloudlover Fiber shipment

Stash Dash

Leadlight is an upcoming project that Leslie is going to work on this summer.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Kentucky Fiber Fest

Movie Night! This Friday! Details are on theknitgirllls ravelry board.

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About Leslie

Leslie is obsessed with knitting, and when possible, perfection in her knitting. All stripey socks must match exactly and all lace must be blocked severely. She has major love for all of her viewers/readers and hopes to keep blogging and podcasting for years to come.

8 Responses to Episode 58 – Stash Dash

  1. A :-) says:

    I’m anxiously awaiting my copy of “Silk Road Socks.” It should arrive by the end of the week. 🙂

  2. Maria Torres says:

    I just ordered Silk Road Socks. Can’t wait to read it. What a great way for me to spend the last few hours of this Mother’s day. Love you gals. Leslie, you are blessed with such a wonderful lil guy. Great tile and card.

  3. Jessica says:

    Great videocast–love Laura’s shawl design for Sarah’s yarn. Also, loved the book review about Silk Road Socks. I’ve been very interested in that book and it was nice to see that you liked it so much. Also, loved the finished spun Gale’s Art fiber. I got two 4 ounce braids ($8/braid, can’t beat that with a stick) and Jane picked up one at MDS&W, so I cracked up when you mentioned our names. Looking forward to seeing how the buffalo/silk spins up. I would love to spin fiber like that! Love, love, love the 5K Dash idea. Count me in–especially since spinning counts and I’m planning on spinning during the Tour de Fleece. I totally busted up laughing when you guys said you welcome cheaters. Too funny!

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  5. Mary says:

    This is a 5K that I can enter! Delighted to here that you are coming to the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival in Lexington. It should be a great one this year and I look forward to seeing you there.

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