Episode 486 – Forever 480’s



Leslie is knitting on Starboard Rock out of Stranded Dyeworks in Ice Skating Party.  She continues to put heels/toes in cranked sock tubes (cranked on our Erlbacher Gearhart Speedster)

Laura is knitting on a pair of Socks on a Plane using Long Dog Yarn and size 0 needles.  These socks are magic looped.   Laura has also cast on a Ursa Minor on size 11 needles using Berroco Vintage chunky.  She has cast on a new sock tube sock out of Knitterly things yarn in the April Showers Bring May Flowers colorway.  She has also cast on another baby hat out of worsted leftovers.

Leslie put heels/toes/folded cuffs on three pairs of sock tubes.  Colorways are Desert Vista’s Silver Lining’s Playbook, Fishknits Strong Heart sock in Sidekick, and some wool we got in Scotland (A Wool Haven I think) – Retrosaria Mondim – which is 100% Portugese wool.

Laura finished her second Undertone out of a natural Cormo yarn and a patchwork kit handspun skein by Helloy Yarn.  She has also finished an Elfin hat out of the Wee Woolly Toppers book in the 3 month size out of some worsted weight alpaca.  She also finished a berry baby hat out of handspun and some ancient stash yarn.  It was knit over 48 stitches on size nine needles.  She also finished another basic baby hat out of some leftover worsted weight yarn (56 stitches on size 7 needles).

Laura has finished plying some Knit Spin Farm batts in the Suspicion colorway.  She got 170 yards of a 2-ply (466 meters for SD) She has spun the singles of a fractal into the whirled club on BFL called Spring Sprang Sprung.  She also spun a savage blend from Homestead Hobbyist.  It is 37.5% Mulberry Silk, 33.75% merino, 12.5% Shetland, 12.5% seacell, and 3.75% sparkly gold stellina.  It was divided in half and spun end to end.  It is in the Merman Christian’s Chesapeake inspired colorway.

Leslie is reading Eirdon by Tove Foss Ford and Sin & Lightning by KF Breene. She’s listening to The White Tower by Michael Wiseheart and finished Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets.

Laura has been watching Death in Paradise.   She is relistening to the Lightning Struck Heart.  She is reading Ryder by Ilona Andrews as it is released.

Favorite Things

Treat ball for Purl – I use these treats in it

Patreon at 6pm central on May 31st. 

Animal Crossing

Daily Instagram Lives by Laura

SSK has been moved to 2021.  All attendees please check your emails.


Clothing Conservation Month – April/May – Michael 3d printed Leslie a darning mushroom

First person to follow: Wrenbirdmends on instagram.  She has really neat visible mending.  


Stash Dash 2020 Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20  

Halloween CATT 9/15-10/31/20

Laura’s library Amazon wishlist link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1O3PV9JCCJDQ1?ref_=wl_share


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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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