Episode 158 – Automatic Awesome

Laura is knitting on the Antler Cardigan out of Madtosh Vintage in the Rain Water colorway on size 6 and 8 needles.   She is also knitting on a new pair of afterthought heel socks out of Kirby Wirby in her soft and squishy base in the colorway Groovy Baby!  She has started some toddler afterthought heel socks (soon to be free pattern) out of Marigold Jen in her dk base in the Yoshi colorway.

Leslie is working on a square shawl of her own design using US Size 6 needles and Unwind’s Stop and Smell the Poppies colorway on twinkle sock base.  She has also swatched for the Caulfield Cardigan by Amy Herzog, and wants to swatch for the Neon Cardigan by Joji Locatelli.

Laura has finished a Walking in Memphis hat (pattern coming soon) out of Cakewalk Yarns in the Aran weight in the Portland colorway.  This is the larger version of the one she knit out of Unwind Yarn Company’s Aran weight in the Memphis Blues colorway.

Leslie has finished the Strausserl socks out of Another Crafty Girl Navy in the Strong Sock.  She also finished a houndstooth scarf on the 15” Cricket Loom using Sun Valley Fibers and Cascade 220.

Laura is spinning on Vice Superwash Merino 19.5 micron count on her new turkish spindle from Jeri Brock.  She has spun some Hucklyberry Knits in the Seek No Further Colorway colorway (2-ply, 230 yards)..  She started plying some Gourmet Stash punis  on her Jenkins turkish spindle.

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Knitting Swede Giveaway

Pattiwaters ebook Giveaway: The Internet: A Series of Tubes

Patti Waters code 15% off using the code “knitgirllls” on ravelry


Stash Dash

SSK Spots – will open Wendesday, May 29th, to wait listers first!  Wait listers have 3 days to claim one of the available spots.  Currently there are 2 full spots and one daypass spot.  If the spots are not claimed by Saturday, June 1st at noon central time, we will open them to the public.  All details will be in the Rav Thread.

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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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