Ep139 – The Year Of Me

Laura is working on a pair of top down with gusset heel socks out of Vesper sock yarn in the Holly and Ivy.  She is knitting them on size 1.5 Signature dpns.

Leslie is working on the Livingstone Cardigan by Amy Miller and the Color Affection by Veera Valimaki.

Laura has finished a pair of toe up socks knit on signature size 1 needles and out of Magic and Moonshine yarn.

Laura has spun 230 yards of a 2-ply fractal yarn out of Into the Whirled in Irohamomiji.  Next on her wheel is some Gotland.

Leslie has spun coils with KnittyAndColor Fruity Loops, and Simul-plied some Hobbledehoy Batts in the Clown Parts colorway.

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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.

6 Responses to Ep139 – The Year Of Me

  1. Sharon V says:


    After you soak and thwack your overspun fiber, hang it to dry with a weight. I usually use a spray bottle half filled with water, and put the spray trigger at the bottom of my loop. Not too heavy because you don’t want to straighten it out too much.


  2. Leslie, a lot of what you said really resonated with me. In the past I’ve struggled with perfectionism (which stems from a belief that you’re only worthy if everything is perfect) and with not being kind to myself. I’ve been working on learning to love myself, to take care of myself, since I was 20. I’ve really, really pursued a better interior life.. I hated myself so completely and utterly that I was contemplating suicide by the time I was 10.

    There are 7 billion people on this planet. Do you know how many of them will make sure your needs are met? One. You.

    One of the things I think women struggle with is the tendency to place everyone else’s needs before our own. The boss’s, the family’s, etc. I had to work fairly hard to see that my needs are needs – ie, non-negotiable and important. I had this tendency to see other’s needs as needs but treat my own as optional desires.

    I have a lot more to give now that I am rested, healthy, don’t judge myself harshly, and make time to be alone and creative. Those are my basic needs. I schedule them as non-negotiably as appointments.

  3. linda says:

    Great podcast again girls! I was wondering what the name of the shawl is that Laura was wearing and what kind of yarn and the name of the colorway that she used. Thanks. Linda

  4. Grace C. says:

    Love watching your podcasts while I spin. It’s amazing how much progress you two get done in a week.

    I don’t know if you’ve already come across this trick; but from your elbow to your wrist is the same length as your foot from heel to toe. I’ve found this helps to estimate how long your foot on a sock needs to be; minus the toe decreases. For me, my decreases are the same length as my middle finger from the second joint to tip. I’ve also used a sheet of printer paper for a ruler in a pinch because it’s a known size (8.5″ x 11″).

    Hope your socks fit,
    Grace C.

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