Episode 450 – …Ply, Ply Again

Leslie is working on a Lounging Top by Joji Locatelli in Rock & String sport Toasted Marshmallow, an Inverleith by Ysolda Teague out of Ysolda’s Sedum, and an Il Grande Favorito by Isabell Kramer out of some local wool I bought in NJ.

Laura is knitting on a pair of toe up socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks in the color accents series.   She has been cranking tubes on her Circular Sock Machine (Erlbacher Gearheart Speedster).  She also is working on Stevie on size 6 needles using berroco remix in color 3991.  Laura is starting to swatch for Mount Pleasant out of Leading Men Fiber Arts yarn  She is going to use the newborn size of the Barley light pattern to test gauge.

Leslie finished knitting (then fixing the sleeves of) Weekender by Andrea Mowry out of Cloudborn Pima Cotton DK.  

Laura has finished a basic baby hat out of another crafty girl

Leslie spun 2 mini batts HipStrings and got ~530yds of a 2 ply.  It’s a little worse for wear after being plied in the wrong direction. (later fixed)

Laura is spinning happy happy thank you in bfl from Hello Yarn. She finished the singles and is now spinning some Knit spin farm battlings.

Leslie is re-reading the Night Circus.

Laura has picked up New Kid to read.

Favorite Things:

Hearts & Hands Baby layette bag donation

Stash Dash May 24th-August 24th 2019.

 

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Episode 449 – Unicorn Appreciation Day

Leslie is knitting Weekender by Andrea Mowry out of Cloudborn Pima Cotton DK.  She is also working on a Lounging Top by Joji Locatelli in Rock & String sport Toasted Marshmallow, an Inverleith by Ysolda Teague out of Ysolda’s Sedum, and an Il Grande Favorito by Isabell Kramer out of some local wool I bought in NJ.

Laura is knitting on a pair of toe up socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks in the color accents series.   She has been cranking tubes on her Circular Sock Machine (Erlbacher Gearheart Speedster).  She also is working on Stevie on size 6 needles using berroco remix in color 3991. She also pulled out Evenstar and knit a few rounds.  This is knit out of handspun on size 3 needles. Laura also started a basic baby hat out of another crafty girl

Leslie finished a pair of baby bloomers from a Creativebug class.

Laura has finished a wee morrie and dk entrechat out of lolabean in queen bean.

Leslie spun 2oz of a batt from HipStrings and is plying it. For the second time.

Laura is spinning happy happy thank you in bfl from Hello Yarn.

Leslie is listening to Diamond Fire, 4th in the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews. She read Wed by Proxy by Alice Coldbreath.

Laura listened to George by Alex Gino.  

Favorite Things:

Hearts & Hands Baby layette bag donation

Stash Dash May 24th-August 24th 2019.

 

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Episode 448 – What’s In The Bag?

Leslie is knitting Weekender by Andrea Mowry out of Cloudborn Pima Cotton DK.  She cast on for a Lounging Top in Rock & String sport Toasted Marshmallow.

Laura is knitting on a pair of toe up socks using Desert Vista Dyeworks in the color accents series.   She has been cranking tubes on her Circular Sock Machine (Erlbacher Gearheart Speedster).  She also is working on Stevie on size 6 needles using berroco remix in color 3991. She also pulled out Evenstar and knit a few rounds.  This is knit out of handspun on size 3 needles.

Laura has finished a pair of Rose City Rollers out of Knitpicks Felici in the Dark Side colorway. Size 0 needles. She also finished 2 other pairs of socks.  The first is a pair of Non Ecludians in Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Downfall colorway for AEhull. The second was a pair of hemmed afterthought tubes. She used Undead Yarn Company and some scraps from Amy Florence.   She also finished a V Neck Boxy in Yin Yang fingering weight Loop! Colorway Kiss. 

Leslie spun 2oz of a batt from HipStrings

Laura continues spinning 2 lb CVM spin in soft grey from Peeper Hollow Farm. She spun 200 yards of marled singles from Into the Whirled.  She also spun a 2-ply in the Rumplestilskin colorway from Spotted Circus Alpacas (390 yards). She also spun Unicprn Magic by Hipstrings (185 yards of a 2-ply).  And lastly 490 yards of a 2-ply out of Dive (Falkland Polwarth) by Hello Yarn.

Leslie is reading Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews.

Laura is listening to an Ilona Andrews short in prep for the new book in August.

Favorite Things:

SSK

Stash Dash May 24th-August 24th 2019.

 

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Episode 447 – Making Lists

Leslie is knitting Weekender by Andrea Mowry out of Cloudborn Pima Cotton DK.

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 on a V Neck Boxy in Yin Yang fingering weight Loop! Colorway Kiss.  She also cast on Stevie on size 6 needles using berroco remix in color 3991. Laura has also cast on a DK Entrechat out of LolaBean Pinto Bean in the Queen Bean colorway.

Leslie finished spinning old, old stash – Creatively Dyed merino/seacell on the Daedalus Starling.  She got 595 yards of a 2ply out of 8oz.

Laura continues spinning 2 lb CVM spin in soft grey from Peeper Hollow Farm.  Laura has spun Hello Yarn in the Migration colorway. It is a BFL and 255 yards.  She also finished Into the Whirled superwash corriedale in the coffee and contemplation colorway.  It is 80 yards of a 3 ply. She also spun the singles of Hello Yarn Lovebird on falkland. Both Lovebird and Migration will be SSK SB doorprizes.

Leslie is re-listening to an old favorite, Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett.

Laura is listening to an Ilona Andrews short in prep for the new book in August.

Favorite Things:

SSK

Stash Dash May 24th-August 24th 2019.

 

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