Episode 254 – Vocabulary Lesson


Episode 254


Laura is knitting on the 3 pairs of socks on size 1 (2.25 needles).  The first is Strie, Toe Up by Lara Neel out of Moonrover Handspun.  Spun by the lovely Showmeyourknits.  The second is out of lollipop yarn in the Beach Baby colorway.  The third is a pair of Two Sisters Yarn Company


Leslie is working on a customfit sweater out of Madelinetosh Sport in William Morris on size 5/3.75mm needles.  She also worked on her Bridgewater out of Madelinetosh lace in the Silver Fox colorway


Laura has finished a Milo out of Neely’s Knits in the dk base in the Anna colorway using size 5 needles. She has also finished a garter earflap hat out of Malabrigo Rios knit on size 7 and 8 needles.  Yesterday she knit Leethal’s Instahat using size 10.5 needles and Another Crafty Girl Merino Bulky.


Leslie has finished spinning this month’s moonrover club fiber, a SW merino/nylon blend, for 350 yards 3 ply yarn.


Laura has started spinning her first 4 cable ply spin.  She is using the sidekick and Romney that she dyed at Yarn School.  She is also working on a 12oz spin of Hello Yarn Dormant on Portuguese Merino on the S-R


Review: Kirsten Kapur Shawl Book 1 ($18.00 rav download)

One e-copy to giveaway

Leslie is listening to Red Rising series by Pierce Brown, Pandora’s Star by Peter F Hamilton. Books I’ve read are the Aurora Rising series.

Laura has read the Castles Ever After by Tessa Dare, Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron


Question from crochetinpeace, “Hi I’m a beginner knitter from Australia. What does “vanilla sock ” mean? Is it a pattern? What does “plain” vanilla sock mean? I have made 2 (and a half !) pairs of worsted weight socks, two at a time, on one circular 4mm needle.

I am wanting to try a proper sock weight yarn. I have some bamboo skewers I am going to use as DPNs!!!!!

What are your favourite cheap, long-wearing sock yarns?”


Favorite Things

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/KAL

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Orders will be shipped the first week of June.

Preorders for yarn will be from 5/11 until June 15th, with orders shipping by the first week of July.

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

Stash Dash

Events in the future

Loopy Ewe 6/11


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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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