Ep524 – Appearance of Quantity

Episode 524

Please note, these shownotes do contain some links to Ravelry pattern pages.  We are trying to link to other sites when available.

Leslie is working on a Granny Goes Large crochet blanket out of Stylecraft DK and on for Chance of Showers out of SundayKnits Eden 3 ply  

 Laura has  been knitting on some toe up socks out of Nomadic Yarn Sport in Bad Guy.  She also resumed working on her McWheely cowl which is knit in the round.   Laura cast on the Shift by Andrea Mowrey out of left over Patchwork Kit handspun from Hello Yarn.

Leslie finished sewing another Tami Revolution hoodie 

Laura finished the Must Stash socks out of Mordor Fun Run  cranked tube.  She also finished a Felipe baby vest out of Another Crafty Girl Yarn.

Laura has been long drawing cashmere from Spotted Ewe on the Matchless.  It is in the Tea on the Thames colorway.  She also started spinning Bad Romance by Hipstrings.  It is a 70/30 blend of Oatmeal BFL and Tussah Silk.  She also started spindle spinning on a new Jeri Brock manatee spindle.  She also started a patchwork kit from Hello Yarn. She finished the Spotted Ewe Fibers in the Holy Hibiscus colorway.  It is 340 yards and a blend of Falkland/Llama/Yellow Eri Silk.  She also finished Hello Yarn South American in the Organic Matter colorway (370 yards of a 2-ply).  She also finished Hipstrings Base 12 Advent (335 yards of a 2-ply from 6oz).

Leslie is spinning a Hello Yarn Patchwork Kit.

Leslie is reading the Perfect Pending/Witches of Gales Haven series by Lucia Ashta and re-listening to the Tales of Verania series by TJ Klune

Laura is reading Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston (middle grade fantasy). She is listening to Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews (adult m/f paranormal romance)

Question from Saltyjoknits: So random, but LaLa I was wondering if you have suggestions for gamification of your crafting productivity. I know you left HPHCKC, and I still play. Increasingly, for a variety of reasons, I’m thinking of quitting. BUT I’m oddly motivated by imaginary internet points 🙂 And when I took winter term off last year to SOS, I found my productivity went down but also the inner zen I get from crafting took a hit (most of that was pre-covid stopping the world spinning on its axis). So i’ve been trying to think of ways I can ‘game’ my crafting where I don’t need the motivation I get from house cup. I know that probably sounds ridic, but I thought I’d ask or if you and Leslie might talk about what motivates you to be productive in your crafts on an episode.

Favorite Things

Woolly Wormhead classes

Jillian Moreno’s Patreon


Laura’s school 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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