Episode 89 – Organization is Optional

This week we work through our normal segments, review Stashbuster Knits by Melissa Leapman, and talk about recording schedule changes over the next couple of weeks. We also mention how to request ad space on the site.

Laura is knitting on a a mitered crosses blanket out of Silk Garden and Cascade 220 on size 6 needles. She also has cast on 2 new shawls.  The first is Ziggity by Kirstin Kapur for our SSK knitalong.  It is out of Bugga in the Rusty Willow Sawfly and Perfect Day Yarns Ode to Seasock (no longer dyeing) in the Fairlights colorway on size 6 needles. She is also knitting Hitchhiker by Matina Behm on size 4 needles out of Cloudlover SAL/KAL fiber in the Hounted Vineyard 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.  Leslie has also cast on Savina out of Handspun on size 8 (5mm) needles

Laura has  finished a square in her a mitered crosses blanket out of Silk Garden and Cascade 220 on size 6 needles.

Leslie has finished a square for Beck from her own pattern.

Leslie has spun batts from Spinning Straw into Gold.

Laura has  spun  Cloudloved Kal/Sal fiber in the Haunted Vineyard Colorway (470 yards 2-ply) and a N-plyed 2 ounce batt from Blue Goose Farms (60 yards).  She is spinning in the Z direction, Pigeon Roof Studios batt in Faery.

Book Review: Stashbuster Knits by Melissa Leapman

Correction: Spud and Chloe Fine is Machine Washable.

Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks: You can find her facebook page here.

Laura’s Arkansas Purchases:

Roving and Silk Hankies by  Droll Eclectic (Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park is the book I mention)

Dawning Dreams

Clear Creek Lavender 

Sassafras Creations


Mama Zooma

No recording on Sunday!

Laura’s shawl is Mara

SSK peeps: New KAL for Kirsten Kapur and payments are due soon!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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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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