Laura is knitting a pair of Hermione’s Everyday Socks out of Black Trillium Fibres Merilon Sock in Phantom. She also knit on a pair of afterthought heel socks out of Nomadic Yarns Trusty Sock in “In Bloom.” She cast on a pair of socks out of Desert Vista Dyeworks in color accents yellow.
Leslie has finished a pair of Gale’s Art Sock Blank Socks.
Laura has been spinning on 2oz of BFL from Hello Yarn in the bank the fire colorway. This is being spun on the sidekick. She also started spinning a Hello Yarn Patchwork kit on the S-R using a new bobbin from Akerworks.
Question from lifefulloflaugh, “I’m completely addicted to socks so I have a question about your sock knitting. What gauge do you typically knit your socks at? I’m sure this has probably been asked & answered before, but I’ve missed it if it was. A lot of times people will talk about what needle size they use, and that’s interesting, but what I’d really like to know is the gauge. I’m a pretty tight knitter, whereas some people tend to knit looser. Recently I’ve been knitting my socks on a US 1.5 (2.5 mm) and getting a gauge of about 9.5 stitches per inch. I’d love to hear what you usually get and with what size needles. Thanks! (By the way, I’m asking lots of podcasters because I’m curious about the answer & I don’t have much access to knitters in real life, lol!) :)”
Book Review: Highland Knits: Knitwear Inspired by the Outlander Series (22.99)
Laura has been reading the Cinder series by Marissa Meyer. She is listening to Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary and Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
Upcoming CATTS including Stash Dash
SAL/KAL yarn at $45 for a large DK weight skein of 250 yd. and approx. 170g. Fiber will be $28 for 4 oz Will take place from June-July.
Lost City knits giveaway