Episode 49 – What’s With Today Today?

Pardon the dip in quality – Leslie didn’t pay attention to the viewfinder and there was quite a bit of the umbrella light in the screen, so I had to crop it which kind of killed the quality. My bad (and I learned something new)!

Laura & Leslie are more than a bit scatterbrained in this one, but we do eventually share our WIPs, FO’s, review “The Big Book of Knitted Monsters” by Rebecca Danger, and talk about prizes for our one year podaversary.

Laura Leslie is knitting on some secret knitting and socks out of  Twisted Limone for the afterthought heel tutorial.

Laura is knitting on the second sleeve of  Washington Square out of some New Zealand stash yarn.  She has monkey arms and is increasing the body and sleeve length.  She is also knitting some plain stockinette socks out of Mini Mochi (I refuse to link this yarn).  She also got through chart B of the Ishbel shawl out of Casbah .

Lucy Neatby has an awesome finishing book called Cool Kniters Finish is Style .  We’ll be doing a full review soon (Laura intends to use it to help her put the Washington Square together.

Laura is finished with her  Herbivore by Stephen West.  It is out of Cherry Tree Hill yarn and is made exactly to the pattern except for the 5 rows of garter stitch before the bind-off.  She also finished the  Zauberball  Starke 6 socks.  There is a ton of yarn left over and these were knit on size 2.5 needles.

Leslie is finished with Charlie the Ceiling Monster out of the book we reviewed this week,   Big Book of Knitted Monsters by Rebecca Danger .


Laura is knitting a baby hat from Itty Bitty Hats out of scraps of handspun. We talk about things you can knit out of the little scraps of left over bits from plying.

Finish or Frog It:

Baby blanket has been ripped out.  Thanks everyone for voting!

Favorite Things:

Leslie’s least favorite thing is sleepovers with lots of little boys.  Both of us hate the loss of our knitting mojo.

Lots of prizes for the 1 year anniversery of the podcast.  Donators so far include (products are listed by shop, people are listed by name/rav. name): The Knitted Geek, Karen aka the KnittingPatch, Beagin stitchmarkers, Checat stitchmarkers, Autographed Toe-Up Socks in a Box by  Wendy Johnson aka Wendyknits.

Starving Artist Inside Out Tutorial is on the blog and itunes.

Star Athena has announced that she will be doing an acessory club in August.  Yay!  We talk about these Red Velvet Cupcake mitts (again).

Wendyknits Socks from the Toe-Up KAL is having a choose your own socks month, so if you’ve been waiting to knit one of her sock patterns, go for it!

Numma Numma is back!

Cloudlover fiber club (It’s closed but you can see some other pretty fiber by her)

Woolgatherings Etsy Shop (lots of yummy yarn and fiber)

We’re moving into the bigger room sometime soon.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!!!!!

SAL spoiler is up and so is the pattern selection for the KAL.

Donations for prize postage would be awesome!

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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.

15 Responses to Episode 49 – What’s With Today Today?

  1. Muriel says:

    I absolutely love that you have the “Cat In The Hat” hat behind you on this episode Laura!! And of course Leslie has the “stripey socks” behind her which is so appropriate. As always, I love the podcast and can’t wait for next week.

  2. SwedishRose says:

    I loved seeing Lala’s reaction to the Kinder Eggs 😀
    Plopp is milk chocolate filled with semi-liquid caramel. This bag was for a special edition they’ve done during February so the single pieces says “Love”, “Kiss”, “Hug” and “Happiness”.

  3. Sue says:

    As Sadie told Laura on Plurk that she could hook you up with some Kinder eggs, I too can hook you up with Kinder Eggs if you need a fix, Laura. Your reaction was awesome!
    I love hearing everyone talking about spinning because I am hoping to get a drop spindle for my birthday. Then the learning will begin. Lawd help me! lol
    OK off to give you 5 stars on iTunes. Love the podcast, as always! 🙂

  4. Teresa says:

    So Leslie got rid of the crown behind her head but was kind enough to put the Cat in the Hat hat up behind Laura’s head. You guys are the greatest. I’m pretty sure I have some extra knitting mojo in San Francisco, so I’m sending it to you (free postage). See you next week.

  5. Anna L says:

    The Mystery is solved. The other night on my way home to West Memphis AR which is across the Miighty Mississippi. On the I-55 bridge up in the iron work there were two totally disorganized masses of what looked like yarn, needles, fiber, books, patterns, UFO’s and what could be stitch markers whipping all around. Could not figure it out for love nor money. Now I know it was two escaped KNITTING MOJO’S going on a little vacation to points west. I’m sure they’ll come home dragging their purchases behind them soon. If I see them I’ll let you know. Oh Yea, really enjoy your podcast. It helps keep my mojo intact.

  6. Fran Walker says:

    I notice that others are as addicted as I am – We can’t even wait for the show notes – I loved the Dr Suess hat behind Lala’s head- I am assuming that it is in honor of “Read Across America” – I have already made your starving artist hat -which I love and it was so quick and easy – Thanks for the pattern- Speaking of “frogging” I started on a Stephen West “Colonnade” but kept screwing it up and finally just frogged it – I guess it was to hard for me as a new to knitting person- I am now working on his Flagstone Pattern -which is really cool -Fortuantely I can always go to my LYS for help… You all are such an inspiration – Keep up the good work I continue to look forward to your podcast -shoot I have to wait another week!

  7. Liz Lamparth says:

    Love your show as always… and Laura about those kinder eggs, my mother in law lives in germany and we could always hook you up with some… she is always sending them to my little guy! Well have a wonderful week! and I am always looking forward to your future episodes!!

  8. donnac says:

    I am a new spinner and obsessed. Please let me know how that camel/silk is to spin with – it is gorgeous! BTW – love the Cat in the Hat Hat but miss the crown! 🙂

  9. Jessica says:

    Leslie, I totally want to touch your baby camel! Awesome, awesome donated prizes–that is so fabulous. Great podcast, with or without knitting mojo.

  10. Ladies I think it’s time to wear those Ravelry buttons next time you record so each of you know who you are. 😉 *lol*

  11. Eileen (emsres on Ravelry) says:

    Great episode! Love the Kinder Eggs–what fun.

    I can’t believe you mentioned Terry Prachett. I just picked up “A Hat Full of Sky” from the library today for my daughter. We LOVE Terry Prachett at our house.

    No knitting mojo here in DE either. Perhaps it’s an epidemic. I hope it comes back soon!

  12. Kea says:

    I just recently found your podcast thanks to Ben from Knit Knit Cafe podcast and Kristi on the Knitviews podcast. They both had mentioned you all’s podcast and i decided to check you all out and I’m so glad that i did. I put the lastest 5 videos on my zune and listened with some watching 😉 while i was at work and i must say that you two are some of the greatest 🙂 But the bad part about listening to you all I must say is that you two will have me in trouble with the hubby for all the wonderful things that you all mentioned that was for sale on Etsy 🙂 I have some future buys going out on Etsy!!! You two definitely get 10 stars in my book!!!

  13. carolyn says:

    I am so glad I found you guys! You are the best. Lost your mojo???!! I’m amazed at how much you both knit and spin AND you work full time and you do a podcast!! peace ‘n luv from CT

  14. Kristen Machowski says:

    Even though you said the quality would dip it still wasn’t that bad, I actually thought it was going to be a bit worse.

    I always enjoy watching you guys because you feed off one another just perfectly which always makes me chuckle.

    I loved (like most) Laura’s reaction to the kinder eggs she was way to cute. They kind of remind me of wonder balls. If you haven’t heard of them they are chocolate ball’s that have stickers or littler candy inside in different shapes and sometimes a toy but I think they stopped doing the toy because it could be a chocking hazard I guess.

    Can’t wait till the next episode, be well.

  15. Betsey Fowler (NanaKnits12) says:

    I love the cat in the hat hat on the wall!

    Also, every one it talking about reviews and star ratings on Itunes. How do you do that?


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