Episode 94 – Chastity Cake

This is our 300th post on the blog!  Pretty darn cool!

Leslie is knitting  on Pole out of Berroco Boboli on size 9 (5.5mm) needles.  She is also knitting 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.  She has also started a Shrug Bug out of some Cascade Magnum from the stash.  Laar sweater will soon be on the needles on size 2 (3mm) and 4 needles and using Wollmeise Lace.

Leslie has an old FO.  It is the tapestry cowl .

Laura has finished  the Trail Jacket (to be shown next week) out of Cascade Eco Wool and size 10.5 needles.  You can find more info about it on episode 58.  Hat I show is frostbite out of Cascade Eco Wool.

Leslie has sewn a adorable baby dress.  She also has made some laundry soap and finished the  Unpaper Towels.

Laura has finished  Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber in Turkish Delight (130 yards) She also shows off the  Giggle Jelly balls in the Apollo colorway  that she finished last week (403 yards).  She is spinning a  Loop batt on the bug.    She is also spinning Crown Mountain Farms Superwash Merino in the Touch Me Colorway on the Lendrum.   Leslie has finished spinning on some Dyeabolical BFL (318 yards).  Tags are from Dawning Dreams.  Next up on Leslie’s Matchless is some Tempted Fiber Arts Cashmere blend.  Next up on both Sidekicks is some Shetland.

New Podcast: Whatcha Swatchin

Book Review: Lego Ideas Book

Book Review: Charles Collection

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

Leslie is wearing Laura’s Hitchhiker.

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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.

10 Responses to Episode 94 – Chastity Cake

  1. Carolyn Robbin says:

    Leslie thanks so much for recommending Pinterest. I am seeing a lot of sewing and organizational projects that are just so inspiring and helpful….The internet in general sucks up my time. I always think that I’m not going to stay online for long…..ha…love you guys….keep recording!!!

  2. Kate says:

    I enjoyed this as usual, around 4 am your smiling faces are what keeps me from falling asleep. I like the shawls in the book you reviewed as well as that red sweater. I’m a sucker for a red outdoorsy looking cardigan. Leslie, will we ever get to see this son of yours? Maybe just a still photo? I bet he’s a cutey. I remember stepping on Legos when my brother was little – I’m 13years older and helped raise him as time went along. Little boys are so cute when they get into a project like that and are totally oblivious to anything else. I was latch hooking a rug when I was in nursing school so he was about 6 – and he just wanted to do it SO BAD. We had to buy him a few projects of his own, he got into it pretty big – and he’s still got them in a drawer all finished. That’s a good thing to pull out if you have to entertain a child, it’s something they enjoy. Potholders are good too – I got all my nieces going on potholders but if you do buy the metal frame. My sister walked in one day and one was winding yarn for weaving shuttles, one was weaving potholders and one was sitting at the loom with me. She said ‘what are you doing with my kids running a sweatshop?’ Okay, you caught me. Ooops. I still laugh at that. Well, that was off topic. Anyway, great episode. Thanks for being my O’darkthirty knitting group.

  3. Kathom says:

    Great show! Loved both books. Our grandsons love the ideas book of LEGO designs. Keeps them occupied for hours. I believe the ebook is called the Charles Collection because of the Charles River in Boston as all the names are places in or near Boston. Thanks for sharing this delightful collection of patterns. Now to go buy LaLa’s mitten KAL.

  4. Emily says:

    Hi girllls! Fun episode. I work with “Minty” and was so happy to see you knit her cowl–fun! I’ll have to have her walk me through the whole double knitting process.
    Leslie, I love your handspun. So pretty. I don’t spin but am wanting to use some for a sweater yoke and have been having fun looking for stuff I like. You don’t ever sell any, do you? Just curious.
    Love the pink sweater too, Laura. Always looking for quick baby knits. So cute.
    Just felt like popping and saying hi. Hi.

  5. Fran Walker says:

    I could not even wait until the end of your brodcast to go online and buy Gina Bonomo’s e-book of baby patterns- such cute items I bought the entire collection! Of course I have a grandchild on the way so I can’t wait to try them all – Thanks for the tip! I really do look forward to your show – It’s like a special piece of chocolate that I savor- So inspirational – thank you

  6. Magrit says:

    I’m soo glad that I’ve found your site! – by browsing Youtube:)
    I publicly declare that, after reviewing more video podcasts, you are … the best!
    Because you have a very technically high-quality recordings and talk clearly and it is easy to understand you. English is not my mother tongue.
    I would not be surprised if one day you make a movie:)
    Thanks for the add me on FB and Ravelry!
    Regards from Serbia, South East Europe:)

  7. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    5 stars, Girls.

    love the projects you have on the needles.
    looking forward to seeing the trail jacket next time
    xxxx

  8. Gelareh says:

    Great show, great projects, love your book reviews.

  9. Janelle says:

    Laura I love love LOVE your shirt! Where did you get it!!

  10. Jeanine says:

    I am working my way through old episodes, and I seriously fell in love with that Turkish Delight yarn. I thought “oh there’s no way I’ll still be able to get this 8 months later…” but there it was on the website! Thanks for enabling!

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