Saturday, January 18, 2014

137 - Separate and Crazy

Abby welcomes Guest Barista Laura the Joy of Cooking Fairy to the Cafe!

Latte: Laura is knitting a pair of vanilla socks of Patons Kroy. For Christmas, Laura received a kit by Weta to make Bofur’s scarf from the Hobbit movie. To add one more color to the scarf, Laura shopped at Green Planet Yarn. She’s added Rimu Merino-Possom blend. 
Abby is almost finished knitting the Skew Socks out of Fab Funky Fibres self striping yarn in Sargent Peppers. The yarn and pattern combination are totally addicting. Abby received her kit for Mary Scott Huff’s Dragons. The yarn from Abstract Fiber had a flaw, and Abby is hoping to replace it. 

Grande: Laura has finished many Christmas gifts! Among them: Three Blackberry Cowls, a scarf, a pair of socks. Laura has also been on a Martina Behm binge, and finished Brickless out of Madelinetosh Vintage, and two Hitchhikers out of Abstract Fiber’s Super Sock. She also knit a Tangled River Hat and the Persephone scarf Whew!

Brewing: Lots of talk about socks, especially what works for high insteps. Laura loves the heel flap and gusset construction, is not so crazy about short row heels, and also recommends the Houdini socks. Abby recommended three books: The Knitter’s Book of Socks, The Sock Knitting Master Class, Sweet Tomato Heels and Sensational Knitted Socks as well as the Fish Lips Kiss Heel.

Stir: Abby is spinning a Bullyseye Bump from Loop Fiber Studio, and it is fabulously well prepared fiber. 

Sofa: Laura is in a bit of a TV funk but talks about three movies: Philomena, Hobbit 2 and Saving Mr. BanksLaura also talks about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Abby tried the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and isn’t crazy about them, but she is still binging on The West Wing and loves Orphan Black

Announcements: Keep knitting for Halos of Hope! We are beginning to make a real showing in the Podcaster Throwdown. Abby will be at Madrona and Abby and Laura will both be at Stitches West

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