Episode 48 – FO Free February

Laura and Leslie talk about WIP’s, our lack of FO’s, and Leslie has some Spinning. Laura reviews Malabrigo Book 3, and we talk about goodies we received in the mail.

Buttons from Ravelry!

Laura is knitting on a Herbivore by Stephen West. It is out of Cherry Tree Hill.  She also is knitting socks out of mini mochi (we hates it) and Zauberball  Starke 6 .  All my projects are in RoseKnit bags or Ravelry Bags this week.  My bracelet came from here.

Leslie is knitting on a secret project for review and socks out of Twisted Limone for an afterthought heel tutorial.

Spinning:

Laura has nothing.  Leslie has finished her Hello Yarn fiber in Cauldron.  We show how plying can affect color.

Book Review:

Malabrigo Three

Favorite Things:

Awesome swap with Blogless Carla. Quince yarn is yummy!

SAL fiber is being dyed!

Dramatic Knits has a wonderful podcast (and he’s knitting me these mitts!)

HERE is the craft desk Leslie and Mr. Awesome are building.

Perfect Day yarns sock club package.  The 2 etsy shops the swag came from are here and here.

Thank you BFF Wendy for the lovely shawl pins.  PM her on ravelry to attempt to convince her to sell them.

Finish it or frog it: Zigzag baby blanket

We got Signatures to review!

Thank you for all the itunes reviews.  We heart y’all!

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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 48 – FO Free February

  1. Jessica says:

    Oh my gosh, I am so glad that Laura offered to get that Malabrigo 3 book for me! I was pretty well sold after the baby sweater, but I think I love everything (except for that kitschy yellow purse) in that book. Total win! Thank you, Laura–super nice of you. Also, I think it is fanatastic about the Signature needles. I’m really looking forward to hearing your review. I don’t own any Signatures myself. I think the cost gave me pause, but I’m anxious to hear what you think. And finally, get this, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I was watching this videocast and my kid was being really annoying and waving his hands in front of the computer screen so I couldn’t see. When I told him to get lost, he said he was trying to see if you guys could see him, too. (Like Skype or something.) I busted out laughing and told him that I tend to forget that they can’t see me either and that this was recorded earlier.

  2. Penny says:

    I just made some mittens with the Mini Mochi! They have become very fuzzy and pilly! Very pretty, but not user friendly!
    Another great video!

  3. Jadielady says:

    I’m still watching, but I knit socks out of that exact same mini mochi colorway, and I had the exact same problems with the little balls of fluff. And when you wear them? they felt on your feet!!!

  4. Caryn says:

    I totally agree with Laura-mini mochi is the worst! I made a pair of socks and it did all the same stuff yours did-but one ball also had this really big weird thick spot. It was such a large section of yarn that I couldn’t cut it out. Also, same yarn colorway and same dyelot-and there was a slightly different color in the second one. I gave those away.

    Yuck!

    Otherwise-great episode!

  5. Talithia says:

    OMG! Laura I have had the same problem with Chroma sock yarn from knit picks. I love the colors but hate the yarn. I am going to make tube socks for daughter just to get it out of my stash. And will not buy again. I love knit pick but the chroma sock is killing me with it’s fuzzy balls. LOL End Rant! Love the show as always. Thanks U 2

  6. Rolene says:

    I completely agree about the Mini Mochi yarn. I will never use this yarn again. It was the worst. It split, it broke, it fuzzed up – it did everything Laura said, and more. It will remain, in my opinion, as the most user-vicious (opposite of user-friendly) yarn in existence.

  7. Sue says:

    Thanks for the heads up on the Mini Mochi. That would drive me crazy having all those fluff balls. I just read Jadielady’s comment, too. Felting on your feet will be fun. NOT!

  8. Marilyn says:

    It’s only been a few weeks since I started watching your videocast but I already feel like I know you. I am soooo entertained by your show. Keep us entertained for a good long while!

  9. Robin says:

    The enabling goes on. I just joined String Theory’s Heisenberg Principle Sock Club and was able to use the code from your review in January!!! The budget is very tight at my house but that discount helped tip me. Happy Birthday to me every other month – for a year. Yay! Love you both and if you are ever in Colorado, let me know. I feel like a total fail as a stalker so far.

  10. Pat says:

    I bought some mini mochi on sale about a month ago. Now I think I will put it on the back shelf (maybe for a swap or a gift). I think Lala should frog the baby blanket. Great episode!

  11. Christina says:

    Just discovered your blog from the rav blog hub. I love it! Oh and now I want to knit Herbivore. It’s so pretty. I have found that I have the worst case of startitis ever right now. I don’t know that there is a known cure!

  12. Michelle says:

    Thanks bunches for following through with a tutorial, Laura. I’m a visual learner, so I was never able to get it from just your explanation.

  13. KateJonze says:

    Thanks for the tip on Mini Mochi. It’s so pretty in the skein I have been tempted to buy some.

    Leslie, is that shawl the Walden? It’s gorgeous!

  14. Helena says:

    Hi. I love those We Ones rubber Duckey stitch markers. I actually asked for some rubber duckies and helped with teh design of them years ago. its so great to see that other people love them too and that she sells them.

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