Episode 443 – The Happiest Yarn Ever Spun

 

Leslie is knitting an Aisa out of Shibui Knits Reed in Rust.

Laura is knitting on a pair of Rose City Rollers out of Knitpicks Felici in the Dark Side colorway. Size 0 needles.  She has been cranking tubes on her Circular Sock Machine (Erlbacher Gearheart Speedster).  She is knitting the cuff, toes, and heels on size 0 needles (yarn is ancient stash-maybe 2005 and unknown)  She cast on a V Neck Boxy in Yin Yang fingering weight Loop! Colorway Kiss.

Leslie finished nothing this week.

Laura finished her passing showers out of Plucky Sweater in the Skies of November colorway.  It was knit on size 5 needles. Modifications included adapting for row height gauge and working the sleeves until the yarn ran out.

Leslie finished spinning Stained Glass by Spotted Circus on the Daedalus Starling and got 287 yds of a 2ply.  She’s put together 4lbs of fiber to spin over the summer.  We’ll see if that happens.

Laura continues spinning 2 lb CVM spin in soft grey from Peeper Hollow Farm.  She spun a KnitSpinFarm batt in the Glacial Lake colorway  and Turquoise Tranquility . These were spun long draw on the S-R and then plyed together on the Hansen.   She also spun and plyed some superwash merino in the Vegetable Medley colorway. It was spun on the Lendrum Upright as a thick 3 ply and is 120 yards.  It was plyed on the Hansen. She also spun a battling set from Knit Spin Farm in the Crags and Fjords colorway. It is 120 yards of a chain ply. It was spun and plyed  on the Lendrum upright.

Leslie is currently listening to Dead Moon by Peter Clines.

Laura is listening to Small Spaces by Katherine Arden (middle grade horror) and finished Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs.

Favorite Things:

SSK

Stash Dash May 24th-August 24th 2019.

Patreon fail along on the 23rd and the VKN on Sunday the 30th.  Both will be  at 3 central time.

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Episode 442 – General Genre

Leslie is knitting an Aisa out of Shibui Knits Reed in Rust.

Laura is knitting on a pair of Rose City Rollers out of Knitpicks Felici in the Dark Side colorway. Size 0 needles.  She has been cranking tubes on her Circular Sock Machine (Erlbacher Gearheart Speedster).  She cast on a V Neck Boxy in Yin Yang fingering weight Loop! Colorway Kiss.

Leslie finished nothing this week.

Laura also finished nothing this week, but shares her class sample from the Stitches United class called Colors that climb: vertically stranded colorwork primer with Lorilei Beltman

Leslie finished spinning Stained Glass by Spotted Circus on the Daedalus Starling but hasn’t plied yet.

Laura continues spinning 2 lb CVM spin in soft grey from Peeper Hollow Farm.  She spun a KnitSpinFarm batt in the Glacial Lake colorway (not yet plied).  She spun & plied a hand made batt with angora, various wools, and angelina and got 90yds of a 2ply.

Leslie is currently reading Natural Witch by K.F. Breene.

Laura read  Prisoner of Shadows by Sam Burns

Favorite Things:

Both of us at Stitches United

Class signups for SSK

Stash Dash May 24th-August 24th 2019.

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Episode 441 – Speedster

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Leslie is knitting a Mesa Sweater Wrap and cast on for Aisa out of Shibui Knits Reed in Rust.

Laura is knitting on a pair of Rose City Rollers out of Knitpicks Felici in the Dark Side colorway. Size 0 needles.  She has been cranking tubes on her Circular Sock Machine (Erlbacher Gearheart Speedster)

Leslie finished nothing this week.

Laura finished an 85 stitch baby blanket out of Caron Chunky Cakes.  She also finished a Tubey hat (2nd Largest size) out of some Knit Spin Farm Handspun in the gemstones colorways on size 6 needles.

Leslie finished spinning Deviant Kraken by Homestead Hobbyist on the Daedalus Starling (256 yards of a 2-ply).

Laura finished spinning The Natural Twist Camelot blend (84% fine wool and 16% camel) in the Sir Lancelot colorway.  It is 490 yards of a woolen spun 2-ply. It was spun on the Majacraft Rose and Plyed on the Hansen Minispinner. She started a 2 lb CVM spin in soft grey from Peeper Hollow Farm

Leslie is currently reading  Natural Witch by K.F. Breene.  She’s listening to Minimum Wage Magic by Rachel Aaron and Life After Death by Damien Echols.

Laura is listening to Fire Touched  by Patricia Briggs

Favorite Things:

Both of us at Stitches United

Class signups for SSK

Stash Dash May 24th-August 24th 2019.

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Episode 440 – You Do You

 

 

Leslie is knitting a Mesa Sweater Wrap

Laura is knitting on a pair of Rose City Rollers out of Knitpicks Felici in the Dark Side colorway. She’s also knitting a 85 stitch baby blanket out of Caron Chunky Cakes.

Leslie finished a Willow Cowl out of Expression Fiber Arts and a Cables Are Cool hat in Yarn Vibes’ Vale base in Poppy and Pollen.

Laura finished a Tubey by Wooly Wormhead.  She has cast on another out of the same handspun out of Nest Yarns.  It was knit on size 6 needles and is the 3rd smallest size (14 inches around).

Leslie is spinning Deviant Kraken by Homestead Hobbyist on the Daedalus Starling.

Leslie is currently reading  Fused in Fire by K.F. Breene.  She’s listening to Minimum Wage Magic by Rachel Aaron and Life After Death by Damien Echols.

Laura is listening to Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Favorite Things:

Both of us at Stitches United

Class signups for SSK

FAL and VKN scheduled for 5/26 and 5/27 for Patreon supporters

Batik Silk scarves with wax/resist dyeing.

Stash Dash May 24th-August 24th 2019.

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