Episode 110 – Allo!

Laura has cast on a pair of Socks on a Plane (pattern coming soon) on size 1.5 needles out of  Barking Dogs Yarns in her Opposites Attract base.  The colorway is Darcy and Elizabeth.  She has frogged another pair of Socks on a Plane out of Dyeabolical Yarn in the Scratch Art colorway (old base).  She has also worked on the shawl she is designing using Unwind Yarn Company.  She has also cast on a LaLa’s Simple Shawl out of some handspun for the knitalong in the LaLa Knits Group

Leslie is knitting on a Thin Ice Shawl out of 800 yards of Hanspun (Miss Babs and Fiber Optic plyed together for 800 yards)  She has also made wonderful progress on the Pomme de pin Cardigan by Amy Christophers out of Berroco Vintage dk.  She is knitting it on size 6 and 4 needles.

Laura has finished Monster Chunk for her library helper out of scraps on size 4 needles.  She has also finished an Offset Wraplan out of Tempted Yarns Superwash BFL handspun using size 6 and 7 needles.

Laura is spinning a Loop batt in the September Sky.   She is also spinning on her new Bosworth.  It is Llama, Mohair, BFL from Autumn House Farms.

Leslie has spun some Tempted Yarns in her Cashmere base (360 yards) that Stacy helped Carin of Round the Twist dyed. She is now spinning some battlings from Hobbledeehoy and some club fiber from Cloudlover.

Book Review: Socktopus by Alice Yu

Campy Loopy-Jane out of Cascade Ultra Pima

FBN Plastics- Spinner’s Party Tool

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Middle TN Fiber Festival-Classes with Jacey Boggs and Fleegle.  Come say hi!

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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.

16 Responses to Episode 110 – Allo!

  1. Linda says:

    The school that I teach at here in Nairobi has several scholarship students from a local orphanage and one of the boys has a pair of Toms. It was neat to see them “on the ground”, so to speak.

  2. LoriAngela says:

    Thanks so much for giving us a show, even when you don’t really have time. I was so happy to see you before I head out on my own trip (the one that means I can’t come to SSK). If it’s a success, please consider having SSK on alternate years of the Sock Summit (like the summer and winter olympics).

  3. Trista says:

    Thanks for another fun show! I am hoping to suggest a book that comes out soon for a future review on your show- purely for selfish reasons cause I want to know if I should buy it or not! The book is ‘Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods; Find the perfect start and finish for every knitting project’ by Leslie Ann Bestor.
    This could be one of the best resource books ever, or not- which is why I’d like your opinions. So few designers ever say more than ‘cast on ___ stitches’ or ‘bind off in your chosen method’ in their patterns. This bugs me. I so appreciate the ones that elaborate on the techniques they used and why. I’m learning lots from watching The Knit Girllls!

  4. Trista says:

    I love your shows! I am hoping to suggest a book that comes out soon for a future review on your show- purely for selfish reasons cause I want to know if I should buy it or not! The book is ‘Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods; Find the perfect start and finish for every knitting project’ by Leslie Ann Bestor.
    This could be one of the best resource books ever, or not- which is why I’d like your opinions. So few designers ever say more than ‘cast on ___ stitches’ or ‘bind off in your chosen method’ in their patterns. This bugs me. I so appreciate the ones that elaborate on the techniques they used and why. I’m learning lots from watching The Knit Girllls!

  5. Trista says:

    Sorry- it kept saying it was a duplicate comment, but wasn’t showing the original comment- heh! I got the code wrong it it said ‘try again’ then it said ‘duplicate comment’, so I changed the 1st sentence and tried again. Now I look like a fool. Oh well, maybe you can delete this and the extra comment!

  6. Brooke says:

    In regard to what to do with the yarn Leslie spun, Knit me Happy is doing a shawl KAL for May/June and one of the patterns is Age of Brass and Steam, and it knits fast, is pretty and you could put beads on it which I think would complement the gradation of the yarn.

  7. Vanessa says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your time with us -time is such a precious commodity -
    Leslie – I really do love watching you spin , having you two knit on the show is great as well, but I actually enjoy watching how others spin. I have never actually spun from the whole roving as you were doing – I usually split it down into four sections – I will have to try to spin it the way you did. Looked so easy!
    Thanks again. Have fun this weekend!

  8. Fran Walker says:

    Another inspiring show – thanks for hanging in there Leslie- You seemed tired but your spinning was so interesting and made me want to get a wheel- And Laura I immediately started looking for the Milo pattern and it was already in my ravelry Library – So I must have been inspired by you – I am still wondering about the shawl Leslie is making for Karin ? I think I used the wrong name in my last post -Glad you all are going to have some fun this weekend – Stay happy

  9. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    Hi Girls, 5 stars!!!
    The shawls and jackets look very nice, I am eager to see Leslie wearing the Pomme du Pin.
    I actually found the sound of the wheel quite soothing. Had a nice rhythm that didn’t interfere with the spoken words.
    safe travel for the coming weekend and beyond
    xxxx
    p.s. I have never watch ”Labyrinth” :))

  10. http:folksmith says:

    Love Labyrinth. Can’t count how many times my husband and i have watched it and then when we had children they fell in love with it also. (Can’t stop singing the songs.) It is one of my favorite movies, David Bowen is wonderful. It’ll be great for people enjoy it at SSK. Wish i were going.

  11. Jacinta says:

    Thanks for the shows. I live in London and have been laid up from work with a broken ankle, watching you girls is like having a friend over to knit with. Love seeing your projects and am getting scarily interested in spinning, I need another hobby like hole in the head ;-).

  12. Leanne says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for doing your show. I am fairly new to watching you ladies, but you two crack me up. In fact, since I am new I have started watching you from the beginning and current episodes. I now have an unnaturally strong desire to own as many signature needles as possible. Wishing you all the best!

    Leanne

  13. Ellen says:

    Fab show. Enjoy SSK. I’m soooo jealous! Have a great time y’all!

  14. Hope says:

    Oh.My.GOODNESS! I just found your video blog yesterday, and I’m pretty sure I’ve watched over half of the episodes (skipping ahead to this most current one hehe)!!!! I LOVE this! :) Thank you both for doing such a wonderful job, and for making it seem as though you’re right here with me while I’m knitting! :) Now…I’m going to go back to where I left off in the order of episodes ;)

  15. fleegle says:

    Hey guys. My June worshop was cancelled, so I can come to your thingie!

  16. Holly says:

    I love the worm! I’m actually going to the Labrynth Masquerade Ball on Sat.

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