Episode 283 – Desert Vista Down


Episode 283

Leslie is  knitting a pair of plain socks out of a Gale’s Art Sock Blank and Winchester Plaid, Anti-Posession Mittens out of Brooklyn Tweed.


Laura  is knitting Behind the Sun by Cate Carter-Evans.  You can find the kits on Infinite Twist.  She is knitting it on size 8 needles.  She has cast on 2 new projects this week.  The first is a pair of toe-up socks out of Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Zombody it’s cold outside.  She has also cast on Love of Spiders by Melanie Berg.

Laura has finished a pair of Regia socks out of Arne and Carlos series.  She is using size 0 needle.  Wendyknits Numbers

Leslie finished a Citron Grand out of handspun.  

Laura has been washing a Romney fleece from Ross Farms.  She has finished clun forest from Knit Spin Farm that was spun on the S-R (400 yards of a 2-ply).  She has also spun a batt from Knit Spin Farm (250 yards, 2-ply).  She just started spinning some Wool Pierogi rolags for Eloise.


Leslie plied the Something Wicked colorway of Fiberoptic Merino/Silk and got 374 yards.


Book Review: Practical Spinners Guide to Wool by Larson ($27)

Question from Scrapfaire, “ This question is for Laura because Leslie doesn’t like pompoms… Do you find if you buy a pompom maker they turn out better, I’ve made a couple and they aren’t as round or chubbie as I’d like… I have pom pom envy and since you have a craftsy affiliate program and they have a sale, I used your link to purchase yarn for a Baabable hat! I want to make sure i have a suitable pom pom and I’m hoping to debut this hat at Vogue Knitting Live (um, that part means I’ll be on Leslie lookout… I’m sure there will only be one of those popular hats there)”  Stephen West PomPom it


Leslie finished reading a bunch of silly romancey novels.


Laura has been watching Galavant.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B9rjRzlWtU

She is listening to the second Charley Davidson series.  She has been reading the Black Blade series by Jennifer Estep and the Magnus Chase series by Rick Riordan.


Favorite Things:

DFW fiber festival

Vogue Knitting Live

Infinite Twist Kit, Behind the Sun, Giveaway

Another Crafty Girl

CATT New Technique

Starts Jan 1-March 31st  First Prize from Another Crafty Girl

Wonderful Patreon Supporters!

First Live Q&A 1/15/16

SSK Money

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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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