Episode 74 – Cupcake Mafia

This week’s episode is a short one!

Leslie is knitting on the Transverse Shawlette by Wendy Johnson out of Perfect Day Haiku Bamboo in Attain the  Way on size 6 (4mm)needles.

Laura is  knitting on a Monday Morning Cardigan out of Cascade 220 in color 9473 (Gris) on size 5 (3.75 mm).  She is making it longer and has messed up the waist shaping. Tempted/BFF Wendy informal plurk KAL of  Mairi Tam.

Leslie is finished spinning some Tempted soysilk/wool in Mediatation. She got 438 yards of a heavy fingering 2-ply.

Pattern Review: Terpsichone Shawl pattern by Kara Hoover.  Leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win 1 of 3 copies we have to give away!

A big huge thank you to everyone that helped support the Cupcake Mafia.  Y’all helped raise over 8,000 dollars for Make A Wish!!!!!

Thank you Kristina for our cool target dogs

Leslie goes shopping at Eat.Sleep.Knit. Thanks Heather!

Laura is not buying yarn or fiber until November 1st.  Help me stay strong!

Super Summer Knitaway

Leslie is crazy.  That is all.

Kobe likes the Bone books

Craftiness Nostepinne Giveaway

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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.

85 Responses to Episode 74 – Cupcake Mafia

  1. Debra G says:

    Love watching the latest “blog casts”. Very entertaining. Keep up the fun.

  2. Cindy Upholzer says:

    Enjoy each one. Keep us entertained.

  3. France says:

    You guys are great – love the way you 2 interact – nice to see Friends sharing their passion with each other and the rest of of.

  4. Cyndi says:

    another great episode. congratulations to Team Cupcake Mafia on the fantastic fund raising!

  5. ewesmama says:

    great show, I always feel like its just another girls night out ! lol please enter me for the shawl pattern give away ! thanks guys for lightening my day!!!

  6. Amy says:

    Another great episode! I have a suggestion for your hexagon quilt, Leslie. Have you ever seen the biscuit quilts? I’ve only seen square ones, not hexagons, but I can’t see why you couldn’t change the shape if you wanted. I saw one at my local quilt shop and instantly fell in love with the poofs, and when I saw the beekeeper’s quilt I instantly thought of this quilt. I started making one but never finished it because I get sidetracked easily. :o) Just google “biscuit quilt tutorial” or pattern and you can find a ton of stuff on it. I hope this helps!

  7. Anna L says:

    Enjoyed the show. You gave me an idea, I can set up a vendors booth at the SSK showing anyone that took Leslie’s lead and made stuffed bean bags a couple of different ways to put them together. Leslie the quickest and easiest thing to do is when you have several done join them to gether as a starting point then add more to it as you go. At each of the points use a strong thread (hand quilting thread is good), slightly overlap two points and take three or four tight stitches. You might want to do three or four points at a time. Then get plain but colorful buttons (1/2″ or 3/4″Two hole) and put them over where you join the points together. One on top, one on the bottom then stitch them together. Or you put them together with a hidden slip stitch. That wouldn’t last long with me. Or you could sew them together with a decorative stitch on your machine.

  8. Phaye says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this great pattern. Love you vidcast….It is truly fun to watch you two.

  9. Gayle says:

    So happy the Cupcake Mafia was a big success–Make A Wish is my favorite charity. Another great episode.

  10. Betty says:

    Again, Knit Girllls rule! Thanks for the chance to win a pattern.

  11. SabraB says:

    What a pretty pattern. Love to win it. Thanks for another good episode. Love the WIPS.

  12. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    5 stars!!!!!
    both projects look great.
    As for sobriety, maybe the water is too strong and needs to be diluted. :p)

  13. Lynda Hitt says:

    Glad Lynn did so well for the Make a Wish/Cupcake Mafia race.

  14. Debbi Overweg says:

    Lovely episode, as usual 🙂 I hope Laura feels better soon!!

  15. daizie says:

    Love the show! It was fun to see how giggly you both were. Thanks for sharing with us!

  16. Betty says:

    Ideas for the fabric hexi-puffs:

    http://www.squidoo.com/biscuit_quilt

    http://www.ehow.com/how_8357898_finish-puffy-quilt.html

    http://patwig.wordpress.com/
    The quilts the lady made on this website made me think that you could make connecting strips of fabric that will also be on the border of your quilt to bring the colors together. Perhaps the puffs could be attached to the horizontal and vertical strips. After sewing, the strips could be stuffed before a simple sheet of fabric for backing is applied. This technique could easily be tested with only using a few puffs to see how big the strips would need to be to consider big enough for connection and stuffing.

  17. Pawdua says:

    Love the episode, hope you feel better Laura. apparently I can’t type any better than you can speak today L. aura. I am excited about the Terpiscore pattern, I was just at her store yesterday, looking at that pattern. The red/orange one makes me think of dragon wings. Have a great week Hope I did everything correctly my fingers seem to big for the keyboard tonight.

  18. SockBunny says:

    Another great episode! so happy that Lynn raised so much money. Laura, yeah, I did rewind so I could see you stab yourself. ha! Leslie, I like your hair wavy like that. 😉

  19. Michelle says:

    Great show, I am glad that I am back online and watching your podcast again. Hopefully I am selected to win the shawl pattern

  20. Patricia says:

    Love that you were so excited for Lynn and her fundraising! It was a inspiration to watch the donations climb and hear you encouraging everyone to dig just a little deeper to reach the next goal.

  21. Katiebell says:

    I am so glad to hear about Make a Wish and glad I did my part. I am hoping you are able to do a meet up at Fiberspace when you come up to DC. It would be so cool. I am entering to win the pattern. Sounds like it will be great for stash diving since you could use so many different weights of yarn.

  22. Jessica says:

    That is so fantastic about the amount of money Cupcake Mafia raised. Fantastic! Also, I think it’s funny that I’ve been thinking puffy hexagons all day without realizing that you guys were talking about it, crazy or otherwise.

  23. Carla says:

    Yes, please I would love to win the pattern!

  24. Marsha says:

    I really had to laugh with you guys when you didn’t know what month it was. Yesterday was my oldest grand daughter’s 12th birthday. She had a party a couple of weeks ago for her friends but today was the “family” party. I had taken her school shopping a couple of weeks ago but I’d been wanting to get her a Bible with her name on it. Long story short, I had her full name put on it and I filled out the inside where it says who it was from and when and wrapped it up with some other stuff. She opened it and looked at me and said “Grandma – September?!! We all had a really good laugh about that. Luckily, no one else was there because they had postponed her party and had text me but my phone was on silent. I told her when I die she can say something funny at the funeral about grandma when she was 12 – something that will make her laugh and not be sad!

  25. Lani says:

    Wow, two wishes to be granted – a great cause. Hope you are feeling better, Laura. This pattern sounds like a fun one.

  26. Ro Countryman says:

    Feel better, Laura! Enjoyed another episode. Awesome, about the Make A Wish amount raised! You guys helped a good cause and should be very proud of yourselves.

  27. Heather says:

    I love that pattern. SO pretty! Laura, I hope you get to feeling better.

  28. Tiffany L Newman says:

    Another lovely episode!

  29. Patti Sandstrom says:

    I have been looking at that pattern for a while. It is really pretty

  30. Cristi says:

    Another great episode!

  31. Kate says:

    What an awesome shawl pattern – and great show, as always

  32. Helena Moss says:

    Great show – made me laugh A Lot! Congratulations on your contribution to Cupcake Mafia – loving your work!

    Great shawl giveaway too.

  33. Victoria says:

    I love this t-shirts,Lynn should start selling them now as a fond riser for next year.I want one,THIS WAY SHE’LL PASS THIS YEARS GOAL.Love the shawl and feel better.

  34. Geal says:

    love the pattern!

  35. Thanks for always making me laugh! Thank you for putting the work into giving us a great show each week. I look forward to meeting ya’ll in December in Arkansas!

  36. Erika says:

    Great episode! I look forward to it every week!

  37. Dawn says:

    Love watching you guys!

  38. Roina says:

    Loved this episode as much as all your episodes. Thanks for making my Monday! <3

  39. folksmith says:

    just bought some stitch markers from Kara Hoover. Love the shawl, would love to win the pattern.

  40. Kate says:

    You could put those puffies together by just sewing them at the corners with a thick fiber – like yarn and making a knot and leave the ends the same length as a design element – maybe use 4 different colors or use all red – that would stand out – something like that. Several strands of embroidery floss might be cute – have kind of a tassel from the multiple ends? I’ve seen those puffy quilt things put together like that.

    It’s hot here too. Thanks for keeping the knitting vibe strong through less than knit inspiring weather. I got yarn and the Swirl Knits book – so I’m planning a rather large sweater and am just waiting for cooler weather to have all that draped across my lap. Maybe I need my own AC unit like your server has? I don’t put in for the give aways, but I think it’s wonderful that you give such nice things away. And I will Join Laura in her Stash Control Initiative, if only in spirit. 🙂

  41. Jessica Peled says:

    Always love to watch you guys! I would love to win that pattern!
    jpeled on ravelry

  42. ANN aka realmessy says:

    I love the show, love your awesome friendship and the way you take such joy in sharing your passion for knitting and spinning. Keep up the good work. And I do realize that you are putting in a lot of work and I appreciate it so much. Thanks Girllls.

  43. Katie O says:

    As usual, I laugh the whole time I watch!

  44. Katie O says:

    As usual, I laugh the whole time I watch! I am trying to convince some cousins and my sister to do the oyster challenge in Minneapolis next year… 🙂

  45. Abigail says:

    You’ll have to let me know if you’re coming up to Chicago, would love to hang out !!

    🙂

  46. Jackie says:

    I really enjoy your podcast.

  47. Pamela says:

    Love this show… Thanks again girllls!
    Would love the pattern and want to tweet about the contest… Is there a hashtag to include?

    Thanks!
    Pamela
    Aka Pamaloo on rav

  48. Carina Peterson says:

    Hiya, Thanks for always making me laugh!

  49. Teague says:

    Love the shirts!

  50. Linuxwitch/Adrienne says:

    Woo! Hexapoofs!

    I’d go with the Beekeeper’s technique and just yarn tie the corners together…

  51. Beth Sokoloff says:

    Love the video podcast. You make me laugh! Would love to win!

  52. Kim says:

    It is always such a joy (and good knitting time, too) to watch your podcast. You two keep me inspired! I would like to be included in your drawing, too. I have never won anything; however, I still feel like a winner when I get to see your podcast each week. I am from the Atlanta area, currently living in Wisconsin, and it is so good to hear ya’ll say “Bye ya’ll” each week! If I ever say anything like that around here, people look at me funny and say, “You’re not from around here, are you?” Anyway, thanks for all that you do!

  53. Eloise says:

    I like that pattern.

  54. Monique says:

    Enjoyed yet another show. Laura, excellent progress on that sweater. Can’t wait to see what it looks like next week.

  55. Brenda says:

    This is me, leaving a comment. 😉 Thanks for the giveaways girllls!! I enjoy you guys so much, keep up the good work!!

  56. Jackie says:

    Please enter me in the give away for the pattern.

  57. Amy says:

    I vote that Leslie isn’t crazy – at least not for quilting stuffed hexagons 🙂 At least, I think it is less crazy to quilt little hexapuffs than to knit them. And I feel totally okay saying that since I totally have the pattern queued for myself, and think it’s a great way to use leftover yarn!

  58. Theresa says:

    I’d love to do the shawl, but I’m even more intrigued by the Beekeepers Quilt. I haven’t bought it yet, but I keep going back to it and looking. I also just got my copy of Wendy Knits Lace and it’s lovely.

  59. Iryna says:

    Hi Girls, fun episode again! Laura, I hope after blocking your sweater would get the right fit. Lesli, as soon as you asked about how to connect your hexagons, I thought you could just use “sew-on button” technique on your sewing machine and use 3-4 of those per each side to connect your pieces.
    ~ Iryna

  60. Robin says:

    I love your podcast. You guys are such enablers. I end up buying so much stuff that you feature on your podcast. Keep up the good work!! :0)

  61. Kaidy says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed Episode 74. The show fit right in with my crazy week–as usual everything in my house starts breaking the second I have to report back to school–you know, leaking plumbing resulting in a bathroom redo, a light bulb falling out of the ceiling fixture, garage door on the fritz, etc. So what’s a girl to do but stop, pick up her knitting and watch theknitgirllls. Thanks for the diversion, and thanks too for your promotion, contributions, and support of Lynn Zim’s Make a Wish funding. Funding wishes, especially for teenagers (as was the case for my friend’s daughter), can be costly, especially when the wish involves a whole family. For my friend, the trip that was her daughter’s wish was a chance for the entire family to reconnect and spend time together after several years of cancer treatment. You have helped so very much.

  62. Monique G says:

    I’m in awe of what you gals crank out in a week. I think we need to see a video of BOTH your stashes. Pleeeeeez.

    My Nelix says hi to your Nelix!!

  63. Yuka says:

    Well, even you look tired makes me happy.
    I also like the fact, many many people are addicted to knitting.

  64. Yuka says:

    I love the fact that many people are addicted to knitting.

  65. Linda D. (epic1313) says:

    Yep, you’re crazy. But that’s why we love you. That quilt will be awesome when you get it together. I have no insight into how to piece it together, but I look forward to seeing it.

  66. Peri Lainchbury says:

    Loving the quilt crazy! Can’t wait to find out what solutions come up.

  67. Lisa Smith says:

    Wow! It is wonderful how many $$ are going to grant wishes for terminal and chronically ill children. Yea!!
    Loved this episode as always.

  68. Lisa Smith says:

    It is wonderful to hear how many $$ were donated for Make-a Wish. Yea!!

    Another great episode from the Girllls.

  69. Becky says:

    Love your show!!!!

  70. Lacey says:

    ok- left a comment that was cute and full of wit, but the captcha thing was stupid and ate the comment.

    >Insert blog comment full of wit and humor here<

    *fail

  71. Anna says:

    Love the show!!!

  72. Stephanie says:

    Love each episode! Thanks for the chance to win – so glad I discovered you!!! Stephanie (indigodogmt on Ravelry)

  73. Jen! says:

    I finally got some spare time to catch up with you guys! 🙂 And I do love that shawl pattern.

  74. Kelly W says:

    I love the shawl pattern. But, more importantly, the two of you make me laugh and that is a good thing.

  75. Jessica L. says:

    For your quilt, I thought that maybe if you did a nice blanket stitch around each hexagon (a tad time consuming, though) it would be easier to stitch together…? I’m not a quilter, though. My mom is, when she finds the time, and she suggested that you treat the hexagons as you would yo-yos for a yo-yo quilt. Then you would put them right sides together and whipstitch the sides together. This may get more difficult as the quilt grows, but it’s an idea!

    Now I can also enter to win the shawl pattern. Yay!

  76. Janet Melissa says:

    Omg i LOVE when y’all are silly, lol! my fingers are crossed for a copy of that pattern, but lemme tell ya, my fingers are MORE crossed for a spot at the SSK!!!

  77. I just love your blog and video podcast!!! The tutorial on the afterthought heel is great! Keep the tutorial coming!

  78. cici says:

    thanks for another great show,. I got excited when you mentioned about coming to Fibre Space. It will be great to see you again♥ I would love the pattern and will surely tweet about the giveaway!

  79. jennie says:

    Great episode! Crazy or not, I’ll be back for the next episode!

  80. djdee says:

    Love the show.Look forward to it every week. I like how you make me laugh every week!None of us laughs enough!!!

  81. Jenessa says:

    I’m finally caught up with all the back episodes, YAY. So I can enter a contest and actually have a chance at winning 🙂

  82. Aron says:

    Get better soon Laura. Great episode ladies <3

  83. Loved the episode! But I like your LONGER episodes since they get me completely through my hour on the treadmill…but I’ll take you anyway. Would love to win the shawl…

  84. Becca says:

    Hey, I’m pretty sure the name “terpsichore” is a reference to the Greek muse of dancing, and is pronounced “terp-sigh-core-ee”. I didn’t see anyone else in the comments mention so I just thought I’d bring it up. 🙂 I only know because I’m a huge dork and named my electric violin after the muse of dance.

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