Episode 40 – Giftmas

We hope you enjoy our first episode of 2011! Shownotes to follow.

Laura is knitting on Diamond Gansey Socks out of DK Knits.  I’m about to start a KAL with Beck.  The pattern is the Hera Mountain Ridge Shawl and I’m using Socks That Rock lightweight in Tidepool, Fire on the Mountain, and Lenore (I love how they look under the shownotes, totally different from what I see in real life).

Leslie is knitting on Vesper Socks out of Vinca Vine.  Next on her needles will be Spot Check for Jackie of KIPing it Real (she has a retreat in April that looks very cool)

Leslie is finished with Batik out of Lynn’s Handspun (This would be perfect for TLE challenge) and a baby sweater for Molly.  It is made out of F. Pea’s Mossy Jacket in of Berroco Comfort.  I got Endpaper Mitts!

Laura is finished with a multitude of projects. The first is the Yoked Cardigan by Hannah Fettig.  It is knit out of some vintage Encore. I also finished 2 pairs of socks.  A simple stockinette toe-up with gusset out of Miss Babs and Euclid’s Love out of Perfect Day. Yarns.  I also finished Wheezy’s Mittens (in time for Christmas) out of Knitpicks Merino Style from Never Knit a Man a Sweater.  The fifth thing I finished was a plurk KAL I had with Beck a few days before Christmas.  It is the Ganomy Hat by Elizabeth Zimmerman.  Both Beck and I knit ours out of handspun.  Sixth on the FO parade was a Doldrums Cowl out of Lorna’s Laces Swirl Chunky in Purple Club.  I’ll have the free pattern up on Ravelry by Wednesday (I need the weather to cooperate for pics).  Leslie’s Christmas present from me was a Herbivore out of Apple Pie Yarn.  I also knit some cute Handsies and you can see pics on my project page (along with my adorable niece).

Laura has finished spinning the never-ending Lorna’s Laces fiber and is about to start some C. J. Kopec.

Random Stuff

Happy Birthday Wendy!

Plurk love for everyone!

We hit over 666 members!

Leslie’s Christmas Haul includes…

Subversive Cross-Stitch Present from Jackie

Eyeballs from Lisa

Awesome Wollmeise from Claudia

Shelter Yarn by Jared Flood

Quilt from Beck.  You can find her shop here.

Sampler Pack from Mama L.

Laura and Beck got to hang out at Loop and Rosie’s Yarn Cellar with Piddleloop and had an awesome time.

Star Athena’s pattern club is very cool!  She also has a Mystery KAL going on right now!

Perfect Day’s Dead Poet Club has sold out!

Laura’s goals for 2011 include stealing all of Leslie’s stash designing 12 different patterns including 5 sock clubs and fitting the fiber and yarn back in the bins where they should fit (no feeding the stash!).  I joined the 11 shawls in 2011 and Year of the Stash Socks

Leslie’s goals are to finish the master knitter program, knit 6 items from books that she already owns, and knit more (at least 4 times) using handspun.

Hi Kathy’s sister, Carolyn!!!!!!!!!!!

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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.

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