Episode 16 – Where We Are Full Of Fail

In this episode, Leslie pretty much calls everything by the wrong name (knitpicks instead of signature, cast on instead of spin, needle instead of flyer, etc) and neither of us have any real knitting progress to show you. Some weeks are like that, I guess. 🙂

Shownotes coming soon!

Laura’s WIPs:

Norwegian Rose socks out of Dream in Color Smooshy (you didn’t see them because they are the same).

LogCabin Blanket by the lovely ladies at Mason Dixon.  My blanket is out of Cotton Classic.

Vertizags by Megan Wright (LaughLovenKnit on Ravelry) out of Koigu (KPPPM).

We talk about Knitpicks needles versus Signatures.  Laura wants to try out Blacktorn DPNs

Leslie’s WIPs:
Random Baby Hat to knit on during the podcast
Knit, Purl, & RIP-it Socks by Deby Lake out of Wollmeise “Sabrina” and Claudia’s Handpainted“Mint.”  Leslie got more yarn!
Secret Test Knitting
Laura finished her Nine to Five Socks but they have already been sent to Becky (out of sight, out of mind) and Leslie finished nothing.
Leslie’s Spinning:
CJ Kopec and has divided it by color.
Bonkers 50/50 Merino Tencel Blend
We compare our high speed bobbins and what’s in our spinning bags.
Laura’s Spinning:
Abstract Fiber roving in the Twilight colorway in a 50/50 Merino Tencel blend
Twisted Fiber Arts in the Unconditional colorway in the superwash BFL blend.
Knittyspin has an article about Navajo plying
I’m also spinning the first half of the giggle jelly silk/merino batts.  I struggle with spinning batts.  Batts and rolags are woolen prep and to get a true woolen, you spin long draw (that’s what the awesome book, SpinControl by Amy King says).
Favorite Things:
New ad on Ravlery
We’re going to visit Stacy of Tempted Yarns and hang out with a bunch of our friends.
Laura is being dragged to Arkansas to keep Leslie sane.
Love the Vesper sock club June shipment!
Lynn is still working on making some wishes come true (this race she’s doing is like the Amazing Race and I so just want to watch it).
WordPress is still hating on my spacing, or it just thinks that my WIPs are much more important than Leslie’s. Sorry about that.
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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.

8 Responses to Episode 16 – Where We Are Full Of Fail

  1. imjustlori says:

    Awesome apron! I also had a complex Home Ec class, and learned all sorts of things, including the bit about the presser foot. I’m sorry your machine has had years of non-use because of the lack of decent instruction for the beginner.

    Have fun gathering the fabric stash!

  2. Lynn Z says:

    Thanks for another mention! I am still completely awed by the generosity of knitters. We’re so close to meeting our goal!

    And we’re looking into getting helmet cams for the race, so hopefully there will be some video highlights. 🙂

  3. There’s a good chance that whenever I need a ‘pick-me-up’ I’ll think about Leslie being clueless about the presser foot needing to be down. That is so full of win! LOL And you know that I’m laughing with you, not at you 🙂 I am so jealous that you are all going to go see Stacy! Wish I was joining you. Heck, I’d bring a tent and camp in the yard. Have a great time.

  4. SeashoreSharon says:

    Fabulous, fun podcast as always! I was so interested in what you were saying, that I forgot I was supposed to be knitting too!! Tonight is the night I am starting my (sewn) tote bag donation for LynnZimm’s contest!! It can’t compare to a pair of Leslie’s hand knit socks as a prize..but I hope the winner will like it! Have fun at Stacy’s–I know you will!

  5. Beverly Love says:

    That apron is so cute, I love that you found cupcake fabric. The Abstract Fiber is gorgeous. The Signature Circular needles make that whizzing sound too. I am knitting shawls on the for 5s and 6s with stiletto tips and they are grooved also. But the up side is you never lose a stitch.

    Have a fantastic road trip!!

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  7. SwedishRose says:

    I love the new add on Ravelry!

    And I love watching the pod-casts while I knit, I’m still a bit behind so I’ve got lots to watch 🙂

  8. liz says:

    I love your apron. I felt the same way about my first apron and told everyone I knew about it. Great show as always ladies.

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