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.
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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….”
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