Episode 93 – A Plague On Both Your Houses

Leslie has a tale of woe and despair.  She is also knitting  on Pole out of Berroco Boboli on size 9 (5.5mm) needles.  She has cast on a pair of socks out of Numma Numma for a happy on size 1.5 needles.

Laura is knitting some afterthought heel socks on size 1.5 needles out of Lollipop Yarns in the Bumble Bee colorway.

Laura has finished  Hitchhiker by Matina Behm on size 4 (3.5 mm) needles out of Cloudlover SAL/KAL fiber in the Haunted Vineyard Colorway.  She has also finished an Abbi Shawl Color Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith in Vintage Chunky in the 5175 colorway.  She is using size 11 (8.0 mm) and 10 (6.0) needles.  It just needs a good soak and ends woven in.  She also has given Leslie her Christmas socks out of Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber in the BFL 2 base in the Black Roses colorway. I used Wendy’s toe-up sock with gusset and size 1.5 needles.  She has finished a hat for a friend out of Misti Alpaca Chunky on size 10 needles. She has also finished Hopsalots out of 2 skeins of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky on size 11 needles.

Leslie has finished an adorable tutu and some Single Malt Woolmeise 100% for the Make a Wish socks. She has used the pattern, Bavarian Cables, by Wendy Johnson and size 1 needles.

Laura has finished some junk roving into a thick and thin chunky 2-ply. There is around 140 yards and was spun on the Lendrum.   She is spinning a  Loop batt on the bug.    She has started spinning Crown Mountain Farms Superwash Merino in the Touch Me Colorway on the Lendrum. I have also finished spinning Giggle Jelly balls in the Apollo colorway on the bug (to be shown on the next show).   Leslie is spinning on some Dyeabolical BFL.

New fiber: Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber in Turkish Delight

Book Review: Knit Noro Accessories by the editors of Vogue

Laura is a wearing a Herbivore out of Cherry Tree Hill yarn.

Sickness 🙁

New Books: Laura is reading Poison Study and Touch of Power by Snyder and House of Silk by Horowitz (adult books). Leslie is rereading Mockingjay by Collins

New Yarn: Skein and  Hazel Knits from The Loopy Ewe.  Lollipop yarns.

Mitten for Me! Mystery KAL-Signups at the end of January.  KAL begins Feb. 12th

Leslie got her braces off!!!!!!!  She’s such a rockstar!!!!

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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.

15 Responses to Episode 93 – A Plague On Both Your Houses

  1. Valeria says:

    Oh leslie I’m so sorry that your dog demolished the yarn and your bag. I hope this won’t happen again. And you look great 🙂

    And ehm…laura if you count the slippers for two you should also count the socks as two :D…. ok now I’m being a smartass so if you block me I understand 😀

    • LaLa says:

      The socks used one skein of Three Ewes Yarn in the Black Roses. The slippers, because they are felted, used 2 skeins of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Chunky. I hope that clarifies 🙂

  2. Aimee says:

    So. Because of you I started following Dana from Unwind on twitter. I caught last week’s shop update. I found a new “dealer”. Thank you for enabling my fiber addiction. 😉

  3. Carolyn Robbin says:

    I just sighed very deeply hearing the dog story. All that work handspinning! ….sorry…. dogs are worth it eventually when they grow up!!

  4. dani says:

    Oh so sad about the handspun! Can you offer a link to the project bag and where to get one? love it!

  5. Chelsea says:

    Major bummer about the handspun. Points for you for having self control and not abandoning your dog on the side of the highway. I just paused the episode so that I could rush out and buy that t-shirt! I unsubscribed from the Threadless newsletter (I as developing a problem), but that shirt is perfect!

  6. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    5 stars

    Leslie, like the above I commiserate andcommend you over the hand spun.The poll sweater is looking good.

    Laura, well what can one type about your productivity? :p The jacket is looking great; love the slippers.
    Well done both of you.

  7. Erin says:

    Another great episode! You guys make Mondays so much more enjoyable, something to look forward to after work. Helps me unwind from my crew of 6th ggraders. 🙂 Have a happy knitting week.

  8. kate says:

    Love the bunny slippers! I’m going to have to do that. I always need a general everybody gets the same thing gift for the holidays. If I start now…. we’ll see. Leslie, the braces did a nice job you look loverly. Congrats, I missed that whole mess but both my sisters had to do it. I remember much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Love the book review, and the Wollmeise socks and the toothed scarf. I have my Haunted Vineyard spun, but so far that’s it. I’m sure the pink hat will be well received with your friend, Lala. It’s a lovely gesture. I make them too, and they are always in big demand at the oncology center in the hospital where I work, and to friends and family of friends who are going through a chemo regimen. God bless them all. Great episode, and thanks for all your time and effort. The sound is better lately, don’t know what you did but it’s good from this end.

  9. Cathy Moore says:

    So sorry about the yarn, Leslie. I am very lucky to have an Australian Shepherd who I trust to carry around my hand-spun socks. We call him the Australian Sock Hound. Never eats socks, just carries them. I am afraid someday I will get another dog and I will learn the hard way not all dogs are fiber trustworthy! And your smile looks beautiful.
    Laura, you mentioned your yarn being wet: I got a towel warmer for Christmas a couple years ago and it is perfect for drying those skeins of yarn after washing or dyeing or whatever. Love it. Yarn dries overnight.

  10. Emily says:

    Leslie– I know you said Mr. Awesome is against crate training, but I have been around pups and worked at a vets office for a few years…. Dogs actually do very well in crates. It can be very comforting to them as young dogs. My vet actually recommends it!!

    Aunti LaLa– we miss you and love you!!

  11. Another great show. Everything was awesome! Love to see the HK yarn 😉 Leslie, you look gorgeous with your fancy new teeth!

  12. Sheila says:

    Hey, I just wanted to thank you guys for what you do! I am a newer knitter and have recently found your podcast, and I am constantly watching them! I have learned so much! Unfortunately I learned about The Loopy Ewe…received my first package today! So, thanks you guys!

  13. Just finished watching this episode, so sorry to hear about ur yarn Leslie…. I still have several prior episodes to catch up on, & plan to do so during my downtime from my upcoming Open Heart surgery i’ll be having this next coming week….. Just had a Heart Cath done today so I’m already taking it easy & finishing up on some unfinished scarves…… hoping u’ll be able salvage some of ur yarn Leslie, GL……. -TheNaggingKnitter………

  14. Tracee says:

    I am buying Lisa’s old wheel so I will definitely be signing up for classes

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