Episode 282 – Effort+Love

Leslie is  knitting a pair of plain socks out of a Gale’s Art Sock Blank and a Citron Grand out of handspun.  


Laura  is knitting Behind the Sun by Cate Carter-Evans.  You can find the kits on Infinite Twist.  She is knitting it on size 8 needles.  She is also working on a pair of Regia socks.  She is using size 0 needle. She has swatched for Puddle Duck out of Miss Babs, Kid Owlet out of Knitpicks, and Love of Spiders out of Sunshine Yarns.   Laura has mended holes in 2 pairs of socks and tried out the travel Gleener.


Laura has finished a pair of Maize out of Mission Falls 1824 Wool in color #4 on size 6 needles.


Leslie finished and framed two cross stitch pieces.  She also finished another as a pillow.


Laura has been washing a Romney fleece from Ross Farms.  She has also finished spinning the Polwarth/Silk from Three Waters Farm in the Honky Tonk colorway.  She got 680 yards of a 2-ply.  She has also core spun some dewdrop lights using Hobbledehoy battlings.  She is in the process of plying some clun forest from Knit Spin Farm that was spun on the S-R.


Leslie spun (but has not plied) the Something Wicked colorway of Fiberoptic Merino/Silk.


Book Review:  New Lace by Rosemary Hill (24.99)


Question from Islandfield, “How is yarn from an electric spinner different than wheel spun yarn…I understand they are both called hand spun but if yarn is spun on an electric spinner it seems more commercial? I’ve never used an electric spinner so don’t know how it compares technically for the user…seems like yarn from a wheel would be more precious???”


Leslie finished reading About A Dragon, What A Dragon Should Know by GA Aiken.  She also read Storm’s Heart, Serpent’s Kiss by Thea Harrison.  She just started Last Dragon Standing.


Laura has been watching the librarians.  She has finished the Steel and Stone series by Annette Marie.  She is listening to the second Charley Davidson series.

Favorite Things:

DFW fiber festival

Vogue Knitting Live

Infinite Twist Kit, Behind the Sun, Giveaway

CATT New Technique


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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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