Episode 230 – Curls


Episode 230


Laura has knit on the Yowza shawl out of some handspun from Crown Mountain Farms (out of business).  She has 550 yards and is using size 7 needles.  She cast on the Rikke hat, out of Invictus Yarns in the Unbowed DK base in “Etta” She has also cast on the Caesious curl by Hunter Hammerson out of deep stash, Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Green Gray colorway.

Leslie is knitting a pair of Atlantic Current Socks by Meliabella out of Leading Men Fiber Arts Spotlight in Toxic Gas.  She has started a Pebble Beach Shawlette out of some fulled Loop handspun in the “Smitten” colorway.

Leslie finished a Pamir hat in Neeley’s Knits DK, Starry Night colorway.

Laura has finished  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.

Question from Blondie11: Have you ever tried to shrink a wool sweater and, if so, how did you do it? I made the “Tangled Yoke” sweater by Eunny Jang out of Rowan Felted Tweed and it is just too big. Any recommendations? I don’t really want to give it away.

Review:  Curls by Hunter Hammersen, Pantsville Press, $19.95 digital copy, also available from Hunter’s site.

We are reading:

Jackaby by William Ritter

Leslie is still reading Queste from the Septimus Heap collection, and “Elantris” by Brandon Sandersen

Favorite Things

Rag Quilt for FIL and Cross Stitching

Knitvent 2014 25% for both 2013 and 2014 with the code KG25

First pattern is Candlelight Shawl

Invictus Yarns Giveaway

Neely’s Knits Yarn Giveaway

Allis KAL

Infinite Twist Kits – handspun Trouvaille on special sale for $98

Small Business Saturday

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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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