Episode 244 – The Magic Wand


Episode 244

Laura is knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Checkheaton Australian Superfine Merino. She has also cast on the Irene Adler shawl by Kirsten Kapur out of WM lace in a we’re different colorway.  Jackaroo back is done and the fronts are ready to be cast on.

Leslie is working on a pair of Vanilla Bean socks out of Fishknits strong heart base in the “After the Storm” colorway.  She is also working on an Etherial Tank in Hazelknits Filigree lace Ruby Love colorway  held double on a size 4/3.5mm needle.


Laura is working on spinning her Cormo fleece she got and split with Leslie at MDSW last year.  She has finished the Heritage Hill Farm Leicester Longwool Pindrafted roving to ply with the Joanna Spring batt. She has also finished plying the Hello Yarn colorway Slumber.  This was a Polwarth/Silk blend that was 2-plyed.  608 yards.


Leslie is spinning 7oz of Spinning Straw Into Gold batts on the Hansen.  Each 1oz is a different shade.

Question from woolyouknitwithme, “Have either of you ever dyed your own yarn and would you do a show with a yarn dyer showing us how to do it?

Would either of you ever make knitting design, dyeing or teaching your full time career.”



Book Review: Coopknits Socks Volume 2 by Rachel Coopey ($27)

What we are reading:

Leslie finished The Breakers series and is now reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons.  She finished listening to the Furies of Calderon, and is now alternating between Academ’s Fury (2nd in the series) and The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer.


Laura has read:

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire

Of Steam and Silk by Bec McMaster

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop


Favorite Things

Lots of Quilting

HeyThat’sSuper new shirt design

Fundraiser for shelter dogs with list of prizes

Lost City Knits Maaema Scarf

Checkheaton Australian Superfine Merino contest

SSK Scholarships voting ends on 3/14 Saturday night in the Rav SSK Group

SSK SCHOLARSHIP sponsored by Three Waters Farm! The only thing better than learning is sharing what you learn! Our goal is for the scholarship winner to share and inspire their home communities with what they learned at SSK. Write us an essay about how you would accomplish this.  Until then come visit the Etsy shop at threewatersfarm.etsy.com, or go to threewatersfarm.com and take a look at our Top of the Month Club! You can keep up with Three Waters Farm on Ravelry, Instagram, and Facebook.

All entries submitted by 2/28

Laura/Leslie post the entries on Ravelry 3/1

SSK attendees review the entries 3/1- 3/14

Deadline for attendee voting 3/14 midnight EST

Votes accrued/winner announced 3/15

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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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