Laura is knitting on 2 color Beanie out of Checkheaton Australian Superfine Merino. She has also cast on the Irene Adler shawl by Kirsten Kapur out of WM lace in a we’re different colorway. Jackaroo back and fronts are done and the sleeves will be cast on this week.
Leslie is working on a pair of Vanilla Bean socks out of Fishknits strong heart base in the “After the Storm” colorway. She is also working on an Etherial Tank in Hazelknits Filigree lace Ruby Love colorway held double on a size 4/3.5mm needle.
Laura has plied the merino/angora blend from Rain’s Obsessive Stitchery. She got 372 yards of a 2-ply from 3oz.
Leslie finished a Tensfield hat by Martina Behm out of Fyberspates Vivacious DK in the Tweed Imp colorway on 4.5mm/US7 needles.
Leslie finished spinning 7oz of Spinning Straw Into Gold batts on the Hansen. Each 1oz is a different shade. She’s contemplating options for plying.
Question from themartiniknitter, “ Hey do either of you guys do drop spindle spinning? Also, can you recommend some online videos or any kind of help to see if I’m at all doing this right?”
Book Review:Wanderlust by Tanis Gray
What we are reading:
Leslie finished reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons, and has moved on to the second in the series: The Fall of Hyperion. She is now alternating between Academ’s Fury (2nd in the series) and The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer for audiobooks.
Laura is reading Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Spools quilt progress
New handspun tags from Gusler Designs
Checkheaton Australian Superfine Merino contest
Hey That’s Super contest
SSK Scholarships voting ends on 3/14 Saturday night in the Rav SSK Group