Episode 480 – Cranking Through the Pandemic

Leslie is knitting on Starboard Rock out of Stranded Dyeworks in Ice Skating Party. She is also working on a pair of fingering weight socks out of KnitSpinFarm in “Nacho Day”..

Laura cast on a pair of toe up socks using KnitSpinFarm in the Targhee Sport base in the Owls Day colorway.   These are being knit on size 1s. She also worked on another cranked sock using the colorway, Everything is Awesome by Must Stash Yarns.  These are being knit on size 0s. Both socks are magic looped. She cast on a Chubby Brioche hat out of ITW handspun in the Vegetable Medley colorway on size 9 needles.  Laura has also cast on a Ursa Minor on size 11 needles using Berroco Vintage chunky. 

Leslie finished a pair of sportweight socks out of KnitSpinFarm in “collect rocks day”.

Laura finished a seventh hat out of Another Crafty Girl Merino DK. 

Laura is currently spinning on some Spotted Circus Alpaca stained glass merino that is still on the Ladybug.  She also started the March club from Into the Whirled. It is being spun into a 2-ply fractal.

Leslie spun nothing, but is warping the loom for Jane Stafford’s online guild season 4 Twills & Basketweaves

Leslie read A Ferry of Bones and Gold (Soulbound #1) by Hailey Turner and The Hanged Man (Tarot Sequence #2) by KD Edwards . She’s listening to Heartsong (Greekcreek #3) by TJ Klune and reading The Enchanter’s Flame (Ellwood #1) by Michelle Notaro

Laura is relistening to the Mercy Thompson series in preparation for the next book that released on March 17th.  She read the 4th in the Soulbound series by Hailey Turner and has also reread the Shelly Laurenston Honey Badger series (the 3rd just dropped)  In middle grade, she is reading This Was Our Pact.

Favorite Things

Animal Crossing

Daily Instagram Lives by Laura

How to get a Knitter’s Pride needle replaced.

Revisiting old patterns

Patreon events – 

What we’re wearing: It’s in the 70s here.  

Clothing Conservation Month – April/May

First person to follow: Wrenbirdmends on instagram.  She has really neat visible mending.

Stash Dash 2020 Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20

Halloween CATT 9/15-10/31/20

Laura’s library Amazon wishlist link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1O3PV9JCCJDQ1?ref_=wl_share


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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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