Episode 165 – All the Extra Bits

Shownotes Episode 165

Laura is knitting on Basic Shaped Arch Socks out of Inspiration Dyeworks in the Caution stripe colorway.  She has swatched for the Levenwick Sweater out of Unwind Yarn Company Worsted weight on size 7 needles (will be going down to size 6 for the sweater).  She has also cast on the Color Affection out of Top Draw sock in Envy, Beach Shack, and Fallow.

Leslie is knitting on the Caulfield Cardigan by Amy Herzog.  She is using Quince & Co Sparrow in color 202.

Leslie has finished her Goodale by Cecily Glowak McDonald, using Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool.

Leslie has spun her Keegan Lane Yarns “Knock Knock Knock, Penny” into her first cable ply yarn.  She spun four singles, plied sets of two singles, then plied the 2ply yarns together.  She got 80 yards of a Bulky weight.  She also spun Highland Handmades Superwash Merino in the Lost Colorway.  She got 124 yards of a 3ply, and an additional 50 yards of a 2ply from the leftovers on the bobbins.  She fulled her Loop batt from last week using Jasmin of the Knitmore Girls’ tutorials (two parts).

Laura has plied a Loop bump in the Ravine colorway (300 yards of a n-ply).  She has also spun and plied SCF which is somewhere yet to be unpacked (400) yards of a 2-ply).  She has spun a 1 ounce coopworth batt and sample plied using Andean Plying (Sarah Anderson’s Spinner’s Book of Yarn Design, method 1).  She has spun the singles of Moonshine on Polwarth in the Nick’s Room colorway and Into the Whirled Godswood.  She has spun 2 oz of singles of Deepening by Southern Cross Fibre on 80% Falkland and 20% baby alpaca.


Book Review: Stitching in the Stacks by Sarah Barbour


Favorite Things:

Livingstone Sweater Rip-out

Maria Elena Bliss Bag drawing

Sweater KAL drawing

Yarn Pop bag contest

Tempted Fiber Club Shipment

Sincere Sheep


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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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