Episode 227 – Metaphorical Shoes

Episode 227:

Laura is knitting on a pair of socks out of Dream in color Everlasting in the Wilderness colorway.  She is trying out some new needles, Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina.  She used the Balbriggan Heel from Sock Architecture.

Leslie is knitting on Simple Skyp socks in Caterpillar Green’s Concrete & Tulips colorway.  She is also knitting a Wizzpopper shawl out of Shalimar Breathless DK in the Seaglass colorway.

Laura finished the Wizzpopper shawl out of Infinite Twist Helix in the Peacock colorway.  She also knit a Garter Earflap hat by Purl Soho out of some Knitty and Color handspun.  Friday night she knit Jack be Little Pumpkin out of some Ella Rae worsted scraps.

Leslie spun together two Enchanted Knoll Fibers batts, August and December 2012 club colorways, and got 750 yards of a DK/Worsted.  She also wound off some spinning from Yarn School: Tempted 50/50 Merino Silk 328 yards 2ply and green wool dyed at yarn school – 2ply 476 yards from 8oz.

Question from  Zenknits130 “Do you know of any shawl patterns that would be good for variegated yarn?

I want to learn how to spin but want to practice with a spinning wheel first . Do you know of a way to build a spinning wheel?”

DODEC group

Review: Interweave Favorites: 25 knitted accessories to wear and share, $22.99USD

We are reading:

Laura finished Lockwood and Co by Jonathan Stroud

Leslie finished A Discovery of Witches,  and started School of Night.  She is still reading Queste from the Septimus Heap collection

#projectsweaterchest – this week we talk about going from yarn to pattern.

stashbot app

EDUknit – giveaway prompt of “If you had your own professional knitting expert at your disposal, what would you want that expert to teach you?”

Fav Things:

Allis KAL

Halloween CATT

Fiber in the Boro

Bling Your String

car drama

100 Acts of Sewing


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About Leslie

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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