Episode 84 – Mutant Block

Laura has also worked on a mitered crosses blanket out of Silk Garden and Cascade 220 on size 6 needles.  Sorry y’all couldn’t see the pattern layout!  Laura has stared the Holly Berry Stockings out of Vanna’s Choice and Woolease.  She is also knitting on after thought heel socks out of Vesper in Hocus Pocus on size 1.5 needles.

Leslie has cast on  some Single Malt Woolmeise 100% for the Make a Wish socks. She is using the pattern, Bavarian Cables, by Wendy Johnson.  She is going to knit them on size 1 needles.  She is also knitting an Abalone by Beata Jezek out of Tempted Sly Girl in a Sweet Red held doubled on size 8 (5.0 mm) needles.

Leslie has performed surgery on her sweater knit using Jared Flood’s class notes about EZ’s sweater percentage system (You can find more details about it in Knitting without Tears). She is knitting in on needles from Glass Pens and Signature.

Laura has finished a Trillian in Wollmeise Lavendal on size 4 needles.  Her other patterns including 22.5 can be found here.

Laura has spun Dyeing Arts in Goblin Elbows.  It is around 250 yards of a 2-ply

Next up for Laura is the Loop batt from Carin! It has aluminum in it!

Lelsie is spinning C.J. Kopec fiber on her  Support Spindle from Deerfield Creations.

Next travel plans: Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza.

Book Review: 60 More Quick Knits by Sixth and Spring

Thank you so much to everyone we met at Fiber Space, Graves Mountain, and Little Rock!!!!!!!!!  We had so much fun!

Goodies were from: Kid Hollow Farm, Sunshine Yarns, Loft, Viola Yarns, Little Red Bicycle, and Kama Suutra Fiber Arts.

Ro is having a fiber giveaway in our group!

Leslie has read Ready Player One and Post Mortum (not sure which one this is)

Laura has read Drink Deep, Death Magic, Heart of Steel (steampunk!)

Stash Dash buttons: Please pm Laura your address if you completed stash dash.

SSK update: Knitalongs in the SSK Rav group

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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.

9 Responses to Episode 84 – Mutant Block

  1. Lexi says:

    Leslie I really think that the “short bus special” comment was very uncalled for in this epsiode. Not really sure if I will end up watching this show again or not. It was in the least very disapointing.

  2. Kate says:

    I have been waiting for the podcast ALL WEEK to see the sweater adjustment. Great job! I was wondering if you could talk about how you select a new project. I have so many things I would like to start and the obligatory stash but seem to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to match stash to the perfect pattern – and vice versa.

  3. Eileen Milton says:

    Laura–The mistake square is actually a tradition in quilting, my grandmother call them the devil’s square–she said it was to keep the devil away from the creator and the user–I guess being perfect is not good for our soul.

    • vanderbarc says:

      Absolutely -I’ve heard it called the “humility block”. The quilter might make a deliberate mistake to show she wasn’t guilty of an overabundance of pride. I prefer the term “design feature”, myself. 😉

  4. I love Teaberry gum! Sounds like a great store. Thanks for showing all the yummy fiber and yarn. It makes me want to run out and buy more fiber and yarn (forgetting I need to knit what I already have), I justify it by telling my friends/hubby that a yarn famine is coming.

  5. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    Hi Girls!!
    I had heard the hair colour was to be henna, and had reservations about it; but you both looked very nice with the tone chosen.

    Leslie, the Abalone looks very nice, you have worked hard and patiently on the i-cord. Looking forward to seeing it completed. Well done on the sleeve adjustments to the cardigan. I hardly noticed the site where you worked. Still think you were very brave to do it.

    Laura, the square has a design feature!!! I very often put one in my blankets back-to-front, near to the centre, and only notice when the whole blanket has been sewn up and edged. The Hocus socks look very bright and colourful. Trillion is great, lovely colour and pattern. I couldn’t see any mistake even when Leslie held it up to the camera.

    All the fibre and yarn shown was gorgeous in look and colours.

    take care,

  6. Anna says:

    Umm…just like you can use an ipod or keep a cell phone on in airplane mode, you can in fact read your kindle during taking off and landing with the 3g or wifi off. I do it all the time. What airline said you couldn’t? Delta has never bothered me about it.

  7. sandy l says:

    Thanks for listing the books you mentioned on the podcast. I love paranormals, steampunk, etc. I just recently discovered Good Reads. Please mention any books that you read. I find that as interesting as the knitting and spinning.


  8. Sumiko says:

    That puppy head hat is the perfect hat for mountain lion country. I read that wearing a mask on the back of your head is one way that people in India protect themselves from being attacked by tigers and it would probably work with cougars too.

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