Leslie knit on her July DVD socks out of the Seven Year Itch colorway.
Laura is knitting July DVD socks in Lightning Struck Heart colorway and a Dotted Rays shawl out of handspun.
Laura finished the second Bounce blanket out of Berocco Vintage
Laura has finished spinning Boil and Bubble Charollais Wool top by Southern Cross Fiber and got 250 yds of a chain ply. She also plied 4oz of a patchwork kit, 270 yds of a chain ply. She spun two batts from Joanna Spring/KnitSpinFarm. #1 was Candy Shop, 280 yds of a 2ply, and #2 was 80’s Beach House – 180yds of a 3ply. She’s currently spinning another KnitSpinFarm batt in the Frosted Morning colorway and some Corriedale from Hello Yarn in the Tree Glowed colorway.
Laura is listening to The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner and reading Destiny of Dragons (same as Leslie).
Questions from viewers!
Saphroney asks, “Hey Ladies! Since you are both marvelous spinners and both have a pretty good stash of handspun, I was hoping you could give me some ideas on some really good shawl (or other) patterns that really showcase handspun yarn. I am still a pretty newbie spinner, but am getting better all the time and now have a few pretty nice skeins spun up and need some ideas for what to do with them. So far have just knitted hats with my hand spun, but really want to make a nice dk- worsted wgt shawl .. any input would be appreciated.. Thanks!! Really love watching you girls, you crack me up every week– hope all is well with ya!”
Swisshughes asks, “If you could purchase one product that would improve your spinning what would it be? I have an Ashford Traditional and am a beginner. Thanks for previous help… I have heard you speak a out Aker works Kate, bobbins, Wooly winders, mini spinners etc. Still learning on this wheel so do not think a new wheel would be the answer but who know. Would love to hear your thoughts.”
Imruthz asks, “Hi, I have a very “serious” question. I have no control when it comes to yarn, and my stash has gotten LARGE! My question is:
How do you sort/store your stash? Do you have a list of what weights and colors, etc? I need some guidance on how to put my yarn in cupboards or on shelves in a way that I might have some recollection of what I have, and the ability to find it without dumping everything on the bed and going thru it skein by skein.
Thanks in advance.”
Gapsdd asks, “Can you please discuss the difference in worsted spun verses woolen spun to a non-spinner?”