Episode 60 – Just Because

This week Laura & Leslie recap some of the goodies we bought at Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Fest. We also review Spud & Chloe at the Farm, and announce the details of our “Just Because” contest!

Laura is knitting on the Shetland Pi shawl(size 5 US/3.75mm needles) by Wendy Johnson.  It is out of Blackberry Ridge Silk Blend Laceweight. I’ve begun the Summer Mystery shawlette out of Sleeping Dragon in Key Lime.  I’m also working on a stripy sock out of the Amy Lee Show’s Canon Hand Dyed Yarn in the Arthur base in the “We are for the Night.”

Leslie is working on the Senneh socks using the Silk Road Sock book.  She is using Hazel Knits in the Cherry Fizz colorway on 2.5 mm (1.5 US) needles.  Leslie has also started leadlight

FOs ( 8:45 )

Laura has knit up some monster chunks out of scrap yarn and some afghan squares and all have gone to new happy homes.

Spinning (10:00)

Laura has started spinning Twisted Fiber Arts.  Leslie has started spinning a Fiber Optic gradient BFl/Silk blend in “Bitter Lime Rose.”

Book Review (28:00): Spud and Chloe at the Farm by Susan B. Anderson

Favorite Things (20:00)

Kentucky Sheep and Fiber

Liz of Mackintosh Yarns (pay no attention to me, I’m crazy) is helping us with our Just Beacause Giveaway.  Check out the ravelry group to enter!

Dyeabolical Yarns!

Tempted Yarns- Prissy Girl

Joplin Tornado Relief: Convoy of Hope or the Red Cross

Entangled Magazine: We’re in there first issue!

Happy Birthday Julia, Alisha, and Phobbs!

Leslie got an awesome afghan square swap package!

Stash Dash has begun! All the info is available in theknitgirllls group on Ravelry!

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About Leslie

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.

4 Responses to Episode 60 – Just Because

  1. Hi Girllls! Yes, Leslie, I took that as a compliment about looking younger in person (but not to the photos of myself) and I thought you were super funny, too:) You crack me up with your one-liners. I loved meeting all three of you!

    Thanks for the nice book review. I also thought it was funny that Leslie noted that Spud is a “sarcastic little snot” and that La La got the humor in the Are You My Mother? reference in the story.

    I posted about our meeting in Kentucky on my blog this morning along with a photo taken by Mama Linneman: http://susanbanderson.blogspot.com/2011/05/kentucky-sheep-and-fiber-festival.html

  2. Rhonda says:

    This would be me NOT bugging you for show notes . . . except for that charity link . . . how about just the one little note this time?

  3. Jessica says:

    “Are You My Mother?” was one of my favorite books ever when I was little! Also, I saw that handspun Evenstar shaw of Fiber Optic’s at MDS&W–it was amazing. (I may have spoken to the computer when you guys mentioned it and my smart aleck teenager said, “Mom, they can’t hear you through the computer”. ) Anyway, her fiber is gorgeous. I’m spinning some red BFL I bought at MDS&W and loving it. I’m pretty sure Jane and Lynda bought her fiber, too. Also, LOVE the black and silver mohair blend. Love it!

  4. Kate says:

    I enjoyed this one, knit a couple few rows of my Sine-cosine that I’m doing out of Blue Heron Yarn – a slubby rayon blend. It’s a strange pattern with triangley beginnings – so you come up the sides faster than the middle. It’s looking like it might have a plunging neckline – or I may have to knit a coordinating Dickey. I haven’t knit anything out of a Knitter’s magazine in forever, it doesn’t appeal to me often anymore I’m sad to say. But this is a simple looking thing, and the rule is complex yarn – simple pattern. You really need to get some Blue Heron and give it a go. I think it will appeal to you. I LOVE it x 10,000.

    Rachel of Dyabolical is a local here in St. Louis, I know her well. You reminded me that LAST summer in direct competition with my sister I bought her hand dyed slubby cotton yarn for a particular short sleeve sweater in Interweave Knits. Hmmmmmmmm. I’ve not seen it since……..An embarassment of riches, and I’ve become a HORRIBLE housekeeper. The only answer is to knit up your messes, right?

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