Episode 249 – With Two Giveaways

 

Episode 249

Laura is knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Cleckheaton Australian Superfine Merino. She has also cast on 2 new projects, Citron and Clincher.  Citron is being knit on size 4 needles out of Into the Whirled merino silk in the Abercrombie colorway.  Clincher is being knit out of Knitty and Color in the Bitchin’ colorway with Numma Numma jukebox as the contrast color.  Laura’s stripy purse socks are Inspiration Dyeworks.

 

Leslie is knitting a pair of Spring Showers out of Skein Yarn in the Fig colorway as a barter for long arm quilting one of her quilts.  She’s finished the first one and begun the second one.

 

Leslie has not spun, but has been processing a Romney fleece from RB 2014. She has worked through about ⅓ of the carding.

 

Laura has been spinning cormo singles to 3-ply.  Next on the wheel is a Woolpierogi batt for thefatsquirrel gratitude kal.

 

Sewing – Leslie put binding on the value quilt.  She also received back her long-arm barter quilt from Miss Marker’s Quilts (fabulous!) and now has to square up the edges and attach binding.  She also sewed five diaper covers from danamadeit.com as part of a baby shower gift..

 

Question from kizmet, “How do you spin batts? Particularly ITTW as? I’ve been holding a Captain Tightpants batt but don’t know how to begin. I don’t want a gradient,must rather some barber-piled goodness. Thanks much virtual-girrllfriends.

 

Book Review: Socks for Jeans by Deborah Tomasello ($8.00 rav download)

 

What we are reading:

Leslie finished the first three of the Shadow Quest series by Kiersten Fay (paranormal space romance), The Winner’s Curse (Fantasy), The Scribe (Urban Fantasy), and Entreat Me (Fantasy/Romance).  She is now listening to the Princepts Fury (5th in the series) audiobook.

 

Laura has read Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen and Rain Reign by Ann Martin. She has listened to Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm

 

Favorite Things

Giveway: Marigold Jen

Giveaway: Skink No Surrender

Laura is teaching at the Loopy Ewe

SSK KAL #2

Three Waters Farm Scholarship

Events in the future

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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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