Episode 290 – Tales of Woe, Whoa

 

Leslie is knitting a pair of socks from a Gale’s Art extreme sock blank.  She’s still working on a Shoop African Flower Sheep, rescued by Branwynne.  

 

Laura is knitting  a pair of toe up socks on size 0s (60 stitches) using Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Harold’s Purple Crayon colorway.  She has cast on the Owlet by Kate Davies.  She is using Knitpicks Brava.

 

Laura  has finished nada

 

Leslie has finished the embroidery on a bit of profanity of her own design.

 

Laura has been spinning ITW in the Il Tramento in the Falkland base (300 yards of a 3-ply).  She is crazypants and has spun some thick and thin for coils.  The fiber she is using is Hello Yarn Falkland in the fairytale colorway (They turned out being 40 total yards).  She also spun Knit Spin Farm batts in the winter dawn colorway (240 yards of a 2-ply).

 

Book Review: Free Spirit Knits, available on Amazon

 

Question from Cmarshall, “In a very recent episode, I noticed Leslie’s Vivid afghan displayed behind her. I don’t recall her showing the finished item previously but I may have missed the episode. Please forgive me and refer me to the proper episode if the following questions were already addressed:

Did you block each square individually or did you block the afghan after it was all put together?

What method did you use to connect the squares? Whip stitch? Crochet? If crochet, did you slip stitch? Or single crochet? If you single crocheted, is the ridge on the front or the back? Or did you follow the instructions in the tutorial?

Actually, it does not appear that you single crocheted the squares together, but thought I would ask as it is my preferred method for granny square afghans as the ridge showing on the front is decorative but flattens with repeated washing.

I am about 2/3 done on my Vivid hence the questions.”

 

Leslie finished Form & Function by Sara King – free on Kindle Unlimited.  She is re-listening Red Rising because the final in the Red Rising series (Morning Star) came out and she was totally lost.  

Laura has been reading The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

 

Favorite Things:

DFW fiber festival

String Theory classes

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CATT New Technique runs Jan 1-March 31st

Wonderful Patreon Supporters! yarn and handspun draw

 

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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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