Episode 50 – Hateful Cows

Laura & Leslie show their WIPs and FO’s, and show a few more prizes for the 1 year anniversary giveaway. Laura reviews Charts Made Easy by J.C. Briar and we talk about upcoming travel!

Laura is knitting on the second sleeve of  Washington Square out of some New Zealand stash yarn.    She is also knitting some plain stockinette socks out of Mini Mochi (I refuse to link this yarn). The Shetland Pi shawl has been resurected.  It is out of Blackberry Ridge Silk Blend Laceweight (I really enjoy how rustic feeling this yarn is). I also have on the needles are the Twisted Fiber Arts in the Ravelry colorway socks.  The baby hat is the Rainbow Marley from Itty Bitty Hats out of scraps of handspun is to the decrease section.  Love this for using up little scraps of yarns!

Leslie has secret knitting and test knitting for Numma Numma

Leslie is blocked the Pogona shawl out of Wollmeise in Bluebell.

Laura has finished the Ishbel shawl out of Casbah!  Yay!  Starving Musician hats are out of Squishy Aran in Violet Fields by Another Crafty Girl (LOVE this yarn!) and a hand dyed by me Kraemer Shirley yarn.

Laura has spun half of a batt from Sarah Kate Fibers (They sell handspun yarn for those of you lokking for some). She has also been spinning some Polwarth fiber from Crown Mountain Farms. If you have any pattern suggestions for the finished Polwarth, please leave a comment!

Charts Made Simple by J. C. Briar. LOVE this book!

Numma Numma update! If you plan on stalking her, join her group on ravelry and join her newsletter on her website.

Sharon has donated a wonderful prize for the 1 year aniversery cotest.  Thank you Sharon!  Leslie also donated a skein of Numma Numma.

Spring break is awesome and the bro, SIL, and niece are arriving (right before I started the shownotes, Julia helped me spin and predraft fiber).

We will be at Camp KIP for a daypass and Stitches South. If you want to meet up at either of these events, please let us know!

Laura got a haircut!

Beagin designs is making stitch markers the are color cordinated to the SAL. Everyone can participate in the KAL.  It starts April 1st (we’re looking at you Jessica!)

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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.

8 Responses to Episode 50 – Hateful Cows

  1. Sarah says:

    I was winding that yarn you spun for me from the first or second spring fling to see if I had enough for the age of brass and steam shawl but my swift ate it 🙁

  2. Jadee says:

    I have so much love for your shirt, leslie! And that blue shawl is super pretty. I love those socks, Laura! You did a great job, thanks again for coming onto my computer screen every week:)

  3. Crafty Pancakes says:

    Such beauties. Love the hair on both of you. And how in the world did you two get me to like blue?? Those shawlettes were stunning! I bought that JC Briar book last month and let me tell ya, it’s the only thing that helps me feel confident in my lace knitting “abilities”. Laura, enjoy your spring break and Leslie, don’t go crazy with the long days with the vendors. Another great episode my dears.

  4. Penny says:

    Love the haircut! Such great conversation and I feel very inspired!
    Have a good week, don’t work too hard Leslie, and Laura enjoy your family for the week!

  5. hnordquist says:

    Love the haircut Lala! I am a new listener and am really enjoying your video podcast. So nice to see the stuff being talked about.

  6. Sarah says:

    I just wanted to apologize to anyone who comes to my shop (Another Crafty Girl) because of it’s emptiness after LaLa’s raving review of my yarn. I am hoping to have more yarn in the shop sometime this weekend!!

    Thanks again LaLa, for trying my yarn and for having nice things to say about it!

  7. LoriAngela says:

    Still loving the show. I thought of Lala when I was listening to this podcast: http://www.wpr.org/BOOK/100214b.cfm and the talk around cyberlibrarians. Thanks for the beanie version. I’ll be making some of those for our Mexico Mission. I’m going to make my second Shetland Pi shawl out of Casbah in Twilight. Yum.

  8. Jessica says:

    You’re looking at me? Do I look cute? Only because you’re shaming me publicly, will I try to refrain from starting to spin before April 1.

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