Episode 252 – Empress of Stash Dash

 

Episode 252

 

Laura is knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Cleckheaton Australian Superfine Merino.   Laura’s stripy socks are Inspiration Dyeworks (no longer dyeing). . Also on the needles is Julia’s Birthday sweater.  It is Hiro Petite by Julia Farwell-Clay.  The 8 year old Size is being knit out of Cascade 220 superwash. She has also cast on a Milo out of Neely’s Knits in the dk base in the Anna colorway using size 5 needles.

 

Leslie is knitting a pair of Bootstrap socks by Lara Neel out of a Knitty & Color sparkle sock blank on size 2.25mm.  She is also working on a customfit sweater out of Madelinetosh Sport in William Morris on size 5/3.75mm needles.

 

Laura has finished an Alice Elizabeth out of Fiberstory Core Dk in the Jammies colorway.

 

Leslie shows washed merino/corriedale cross fleece and a sample of the Coopworth before and after washing.  Both fleeces were purchased at MDSW 2015.

 

Review: Defarge Does Shakespeare $29.95 amazon/$16.95 digital download via Ravelry

 

Question from Indigo13, “When you buy a hank of wool, is it a good idea to wind it into a cake right away, or a while before you actually use it? I like to cake it as soon as I can because then it’s ready to go when it tells me what it wants to be. However, I notice that when I watch podcasts, like yours :), no one seems to do this. I’ve also heard that it can stretch the yarn. Should I or shouldn’t I?

Hope you can answer this question that’s been nagging at me 🙂 I recently did some stash enhancing and my winder is calling me….”

 

Favorite Things

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/KAL

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There will be a separate thread for FO’s from either the yarn or the fiber with all entries due by 8/31.

 

Leslie’s face/SSK spots

Stash Dash

Events in the future

Vicksburg

Loopy Ewe

Estes

Bags By Awesome Grannie giveaway

MDSW meetup

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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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