Episode 258 – WIP-shamed

Leslie has worked on Lilli Pilli out of Hazelknits in three colors and made some progress on an old WIP Tric by Asa Tricosa in Highland Handmades Butternut DK in the Teal colorway


Laura is knitting on the 1 pair of socks on size 1 (2.25 needles). They are a pair of Two Sisters Yarn Company     She has worked a little on Belle Isle  out of Bamboo Pop in a lime green color.  She is using size 3 and 5 needles.  She has also started making hexipuffs (beekeepers quilt) out of of sock yarn samples and scraps.  Laura has cast on 3 new projects this week.  The first is a design for Tangerine Design’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory kit.  It is knit using size 0 needles and Knitter’s Knitmare yarn.  The second is a pair of Rose City Rollers for SSK.  They are knit on Nova Platina DPNs in size 0 and are out of Knitterly Things Vesper yarn in the Rainbow Love colorway.  The third thing she cast on is Stipe Study.  She is knitting this on size  6 needles using ALisha Goes Around and a Neon paintbox kit from Fiberoptic.


Leslie has finished nada


Laura has plyed all the plys for her 4 ply cable yarn.  She got 400 yards from the Romney she dyed at yarn school.  She also began spinning Death from Into the Whirled (Megasal colorway).  This is superwash merino that she hopes to get a 3-ply sock yarn out of.


Leslie finished carding the corriedale/Merino cross from MDSW and started carding the Coopworth from MDSW.  .


Question from CordeliaHKnits, “I would like to add on to this. I’ve heard Leslie mention friends of hers that are master insert craft. How does one become a master insert craft?”

TKGA master handknitter program

Mastering the Knits podcast

Master Spinner through Olds College

Master Weaver through Olds College


Book Review: Increase, Decrease: 99 Step by Step Methods by Judith Durant (16.95)

Leslie is listening to Judas Unchained by Peter F Hamilton. She’s reading The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.

Laura is rereading Little House on the Prairie .


Favorite Things

Three Waters Farm Scholarship and SAL/KAL

There will be a separate thread for FO’s from either the yarn or the fiber with all entries due by 8/31.


Stash Dash

SSK Doorprizes

Try it on Room ticket incentive 3 tickets for an accessory and 5 for a garment.  Pre-tagged is always appreciated!


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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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