Laura is knitting on a pair of socks out of Dream in color Everlasting in the Wilderness colorway. She is trying out some new needles, Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina. She used the Balbriggan Heel from Sock Architecture.
Leslie is knitting on Simple Skyp socks in Caterpillar Green’s Concrete & Tulips colorway. She is also knitting a Wizzpopper shawl out of Shalimar Breathless DK in the Seaglass colorway.
Laura finished the Wizzpopper shawl out of Infinite Twist Helix in the Peacock colorway. She also knit a Garter Earflap hat by Purl Soho out of some Knitty and Color handspun. Friday night she knit Jack be Little Pumpkin out of some Ella Rae worsted scraps.
Leslie spun together two Enchanted Knoll Fibers batts, August and December 2012 club colorways, and got 750 yards of a DK/Worsted. She also wound off some spinning from Yarn School: Tempted 50/50 Merino Silk 328 yards 2ply and green wool dyed at yarn school – 2ply 476 yards from 8oz.
Question from Zenknits130 “Do you know of any shawl patterns that would be good for variegated yarn?
I want to learn how to spin but want to practice with a spinning wheel first . Do you know of a way to build a spinning wheel?”
Review: Interweave Favorites: 25 knitted accessories to wear and share, $22.99USD
We are reading:
Laura finished Lockwood and Co by Jonathan Stroud
Leslie finished A Discovery of Witches, and started School of Night. She is still reading Queste from the Septimus Heap collection
#projectsweaterchest – this week we talk about going from yarn to pattern.
EDUknit – giveaway prompt of “If you had your own professional knitting expert at your disposal, what would you want that expert to teach you?”
Fiber in the Boro
Bling Your String
100 Acts of Sewing