Episode 87 – With Her Trusty Sidekick

This week we go through our standard segments with lots of spinning content. We review Interweave Knits Winter 2011 and talk about an upcoming event.

Laura is knitting on a KGASS square out of Berroco Vintage on size 7 needles.  I cast on 56 stitches, am working a 6 stitch seed stitch border on either side and an 11 stitch repeat of Cat’s Paw in the middle.  She is also working on a pair of Autumn Ablaze socks on size 1 (2.25) needles and Abstract Fibers Smith Rock colorway.

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.

Laura has finished Julia’s  Holly Berry Stocking out of Vanna’s Choice and Woolease.  She has also finished the In Three’s baby cardigan for Alice out of Berroco Vintage on size 8s. Laura has recently published 2 new patterns.  The hat is Fall Break.  The sample I showed was knit on size 7 needles out of 1 skein of Noro Silk Garden.  It was the 19 inch size.  The socks were the Twice If I Like It pattern that was designed for the Tempted Yarn Club’s October shipment.  They used a skin of Lil Luxe Grrl on size 1 needles.  The pattern will be made to the public in fall of 2012.

Laura has spun her Cloudlover in the Haunted Vineyard colorway.  She got 400 yards. She also spun and plied the Merino/Alpaca blend from last week and got 160 yards of a 3-ply.

Leslie has plied her Loop batt  from Carin!  She also spun and plied her Cloudlover Haunted Vineyard yarn. She got around 264 yards on both.

Next travel plans: Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza.

Book Review: Interweave Knits Winter 2011 Magazine by Interweave Press.  Correction: Interweave does offer single issue downloads.

Another Crafty Girl Yarn

 Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber

We heart Becca, Dan, and Nick!

 Sidekick Wheels

SAL/KAL begins December 1st, join us for all the fun in the Ravelry group.

Wendy Johnson KAL on the SSK board ends on November 30th! Keep those needles clicking for extra doorprize tickets!

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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.

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