Leslie is knitting on a Yowza Shawlette #4 out of Miss Babs Yowza in Funny Papers.
Laura is knitting on a pair of Rose City Rollers. They are knit on Nova Platina DPNs in size 0 and are out of Knitterly Things Vesper yarn in the Rainbow Love colorway. She is also knitting a line break out of Wollmeise pure in the Elsa colorway on size 6 needles. She is also knitting a pair of afterthought heel socks out of White Birch Fiber arts in the Purple Rain colorway on size 0 needles.
Leslie has finished a CustomFit sweater out of Madelinetosh Sport in the William Morris Colorway. She also finished Tric by Asa Tricosa in Highland Handmades Butternut DK in the Teal colorway but doesn’t love it. Final FO for this week is a pair of afterthought heel socks that were finished last week that I forgot about. Fishknits After the Storm colorway with a solid Malabrigo for the heels.
Laura has finished 3 pairs of Afterthought Heel socks. The first is out of Inspiration Dyeworks yarn (no longer in business) knit on size 1 (2.25mm) needles. The second is out of Two SIsters Yarn Company in the Outlander colorway. The third is out of Lollipop yarns. She has also finished 3 baby hats. The first two are out the the Wee Wooly Toppers book. One is Doodie out of handspun. The second is Tubey out of Claudia Handpaints worsted. She also knit a Bunny Tail hat by Susan B Anderson out of Madtosh Merino Dk in the Sea Salt colorway.
Laura has been working on spinning Honky Tonk from Three Waters Farm.
Question from wombatknitter,”When I was majorly into quilting, I could walk into a fabric store and know approximately how much yardage I wanted of a fabric based on experience. But for yarn, not so much. How do you determine how much you purchase when you see a yarn that you must have, but you don’t have a particular pattern in mind? Say, you know it might make a sweater at some point, or something that could be either socks or a shawl? Just some general guidelines. Thanks. :-)”
Laura has reread Heart of Brass by Kate Cross
There is separate thread for FO’s from either the yarn or the fiber. All entries are due by 8/31.
Sewing bag – bionic gear bag
SSK Vendor applications open – all relevant SSK signup info is here