Episode 260 – Craft Circle of Life


Episode 260

Leslie has worked on Lilli Pilli out of Hazelknits in three colors.


Laura has knit  on Stripe Study.  She is knitting this on size  6 needles using Alisha Goes Around and a Neon paintbox kit from Fiberoptic.

Laura has finished her design for Tangerine Design’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory kit.  It is knit using size 0 needles and Knitter’s Knitmare yarn.


Laura has plyed Southern Cross Fibre in the Rhinebeck colorway. She is spun Coorong in falkland from SCF.  She has also spun half of a bond/silk in Nobby from SCF and has finished a fulled single from a Loop Bump.

Leslie 4oz of Honky Tonk from Three Waters Farm and and 2-plied it 388 yds of a DK/Worsted weight.


Question from stripeysocksgirl, “Hi ladies! I would like to know if there’s some kind of formula or rule of thumb for making afterthought heel socks. Let me explain, I like to knit a 6” cuff for my sock and then I usually knit a 8.5” foot before I do the toe. I’ve done the afterthought heel before but I put the heel in the wrong place and the cuff was much shorter than I like them to be. Where should I put the waste yarn in for an afterthought heel and how long should I knit total to have enough length for my foot and the length of cuff I like? Hope it all makes sense. Thanks!”


Book Review: Color Wheel Knits by Veera Valimaki, $16.95 download


Leslie is listening to Judas Unchained by Peter F Hamilton and reading Alaskan Fire by Sara King. Laura is reading the new Jessica Day George book, Silver in the Blood

Favorite Things

SSK tips and tricks

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/KAL

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

SSK Doorprizes

Try it on Room ticket incentive 3 tickets for an accessory and 5 for a garment.  Pre-tagged is always appreciated!

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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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