Episode 238 – Swatch Happy


Episode 238


Laura is knitting on a pair of very old Opal socks.  She is knitting them on addi turbo size 0 needles and using colorway “Parrot.”  She has been working on her Allis shawl out of wm dk in the Stella Polaris colorway


Leslie is knitting on a pair of socks out of Yarn Vs Zombies in the Sunrise colorway.  She is also working on Pumpkin Ale by Ysolda Teague out of Wollmeise DK in Campari Piccolo.  She swatched in two reds: Ruby Love Hazelknits Laceweight (held double) on 3’s and 4’s, and Must Stash Sweater Girl in Queen of Hearts on 7’s. Meadowlark


Laura has finished a pair of toe-up afterthought heel socks with mini short row gussets.  She knit them using the Knitters Pride Nova Platina needles size 1 (2.25) and Desert Vista Dyeworks Zien in the Color Accents Lime colorway.


Leslie finished a pair of Atlantic Current Socks by Meliabella out of Leading Men Fiber Arts Spotlight in Toxic Gas, but they’ve already been sent off to the recipient.  She started some “un-paper towels” for a friend.


Book Review: A Head for Trouble by Julie Turjoman ($19.95)


Question from SOEdragon, “I know that both of you buy fleeces and process your own fiber. I was curious about what drum carder you have, why you picked that carder, and what range of fibers you have processed on your drum carder.”  Leslie has the Fancy Kitty Kitten drum carder and Laura has the Strauch Petite.


What we are reading:

Leslie finished the Tower Lord series on Audible, and moved on to the first in the Iron Druid Chronicles.  She is also reading Firefight by Brandon Sanderson.


Laura has finished the Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde


Favorite Things

Magnolia Fiber Festival

Fiber festival in Oxford

SSK groups

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About Leslie

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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