Episode 521 – Failing at New Things

Episode 521

Please note, these shownotes do contain links to Ravelry pattern pages.  

Leslie is working on a Granny Goes Large crochet blanket out of Stylecraft DK. She’s also sewing a Tami Revolution hoodie

 Laura has  been knitting on some toe up socks out of Nomadic Yarn Sport in Bad Guy.  She also resumed working on her McWheely cowl which is knit in the round.  She is also working on some Must Stash socks in Mordor Fun Run out of a cranked tube. She started the Puck hat by Dani Sunshine out of Lux Adorna Knits DK. She is knitting it on size 4 and 5 needles.

Leslie finished some terrible watercolor paintings this week from InspireaArt

Laura finished the Chamomile hat out of Lux Adorna Knits DK. She is knitting it on size 4 and 5 needles.

Laura has been long drawing cashmere from Spotted Ewe on the Matchless.  It is in the Tea on the Thames colorway.  She has spun the singles of Into the Whirled Best Wishes, Warmest Regards on the Sparrow.  This is dyed on grey Shetland.  She started Hello Yarn Bitter Roots and Sweet Fruits on 70s Merino Wool Top.  She also started spindle spinning on a new Jeri Brock manatee spindle.

Leslie did not spin this week

Leslie is reading the Legends of Abreia series (m/f fantasy) and listening to the Ender’s Game series by Orson Scott Card.

Laura is reading Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston (middle grade fantasy).  She read 3 picture books.  They were Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, We are the Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, and a Different Pond by Bao Phi.  All three were excellent.

Favorite Things

2021 goals

Leslie-Craftbooking

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

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Episode 520 – Barbara Pooled

Please note, these shownotes do contain links to Ravelry pattern pages.  

Leslie is working on a Granny Goes Large crochet blanket out of Stylecraft DK. She’s also cutting fabric for a Tami Revolution hoodie

 Laura has  been knitting on some toe up socks out of Nomadic Yarn Sport in Bad Guy.  She also resumed working on her McWheely cowl which is knit in the round.  She is also working on some Must Stash socks in Mordor Fun Run out of a cranked tube. She started the Chamomile hat out of Lux Adorna Knits DK. She is knitting it on size 4 and 5 needles.

Leslie finished nothing this week.

Laura finished the Twinkle Twinkle blanket by Helen Stewart.  She knit the fingering weight version on size 5 needles using handspun out of Nest Nestlets in Superwash.

Laura has been long drawing cashmere from Spotted Ewe on the Matchless.  It is in the Tea on the Thames colorway.  She has spun the singles of Into the Whirled Best Wishes, Warmest Regards on the Sparrow.  This is dyed on grey Shetland.  She started Hello Yarn Bitter Roots and Sweet Fruits on 70s Merino Wool Top.

Leslie plied 4oz of KnitSpinFarm Batt woolen spun and plied into 250yds. The sweater she talked about is Kelley’s “Oh Pickles!” version of Portage. Isn’t it GORGEOUS?!

Leslie is reading The Engineered Throne by Megan Derr (m/m fantasy) and listened to Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

Laura has finished listening to Ilona Andrew’s (adult m/f)  Sapphire Flames. She started Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston (middle grade fantasy).

Favorite Things

2021 goals

Leslie-Craftbooking

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

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Episode 519 – CraftBooking

Please note, these shownotes do contain links to Ravelry pattern pages.  

Leslie cast on for Chance of Showers out of SundayKnits Eden 3 ply and a Granny Goes Large crochet blanket out of Stylecraft DK.

 Laura has  been knitting on some toe up socks out of Nomadic Yarn Sport in Bad Guy.  She also resumed working on her McWheely cowl which is knit in the round.  She is also working on some Must Stash socks in Mordor Fun Run out of a cranked tube. She started a Twinkle Twinkle

Leslie finished a Versa Cami from SUAT and an Ostomy bag cover (my own pattern).

Laura finished the Nudo Headband out of some Knit Spin Farm handspun.

Laura has been long drawing batts from Knit Spin Farm on her Matchless.  She has plied  Into the Whirled 70/30 SW BFL/Nylon in the Mirepox colorway on her Sparrow (200 yards of a 3-ply).  She has finished plying the singles of the Spotted Circus Grey Stained Glass Merino and Firestar in tropical (360 yards 2-ply).  She plied a Knit Spin Farm batt (180 yards of a 2-ply from 3oz)

Leslie did not spin this week.

Leslie is reading The Engineered Throne by Megan Derr (m/m fantasy) and relistening to the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews (m/f urban fantasy).

Laura has been listening to Ilona Andrew’s (adult m/f)  Sapphire Flames.  List of Things that will not change by Rebecca Stead. 

Favorite Things

2021 goals

Leslie-Craftbooking

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

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Episode 518 – Well-Read Groundhogs

Episode 518

Please note, these shownotes do contain links to Ravelry pattern pages.  

Leslie is working on a Petra Brioche Sweater in Wollmeise DK My Old Blue Jeans and putting heels & toes in cranked sock tubes.  She’s also cast on for Chance of Showers out of SundayKnits Eden 3 ply and a Granny Goes Large crochet blanket out of Stylecraft DK.

 Laura has  been knitting on some toe up socks out of Nomadic Yarn Sport in Bad Guy.  She also resumed working on her McWheely cowl which is knit in the round.  She is also working on some Must Stash socks in Mordor Fun Run out of a cranked tube.  She also started the Nudo Headband out of some Knit Spin Farm handspun.

Leslie finished a tube of 64 stitches on size 7 needles to use her Fully Spun Pride set in sport weight. She also finished another pair of cranked socks (adding heels/toes/hem) for Kobe.  She also finished a blanket using size 19 needles and Knitpicks Fable Fur (100 stitches for 100 rows)

Laura finished the knitting some Kirby Wirby socks out of a cranked tube.

Laura has been long drawing batts from Knit Spin Farm on her Matchless.  She has plied  Into the Whirled 70/30 SW BFL/Nylon in the Mirepox colorway on her Sparrow (200 yards of a 3-ply).  She has finished plying the singles of the Spotted Circus Grey Stained Glass Merino and Firestar in tropical (360 yards 2-ply).  She plied a Knit Spin Farm batt (180 yards of a 2-ply from 3oz)

Leslie did not spin this week.

Leslie is reading Shadow Of Doubt (Potentate of Atlanta) by Hailey Edwards (m/f urban fantasy) and relistening to the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews (m/f urban fantasy).

Laura has been listening to Ilona Andrew’s (adult m/f)  Diamond Fire. 

Thread & Maple giveaway

Favorite Things

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

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