Episode 61 – The Camera Adds 10 Years

Laura and Leslie show their active projects and Laura finally finishes the Pi Shawl! We review Fiber Gathering and Laura recaps her trip to the Dickson Fiber Festival.

We start out with the drawing from last weeks contest.


I’m working on a stripy sock out of the Amy Lee Show’s Canon Hand Dyed Yarn in the Arthur base in the “We are for the Night.” I also started a handspun bucket hat on size 11 (8.0 mm) out of the “Cheshire Cat” colorway of Dying Arts.

Leslie is working on the Senneh socks using the Silk Road Sock book.  She is using Hazel Knits in the Cherry Fizz colorway on 2.5 mm (1.5 US) needles.  Leslie also has leadlight on the needles.


Leslie has some socks out of Perfect Day Yarns

Laura has finished a big bulky bucket hat.  You can see the picture that Leslie is referring to here.  I have no recollection what the fiber was but I did knit it on size 11 (8.0 mm) needles.  I’ve also finished the Shetland Pi shawl(size 5 US/3.75mm needles) by Wendy Johnson.  It is out of Blackberry Ridge Silk Blend Laceweight. Yay!!!!

Spinning (15:20)

Laura is spinning Cuddy by Twisted Fiber Arts in Puffy.

Leslie is spinning a Fiber Optic gradient BFl/Silk blend in “Bitter Lime Rose.”

Book Review (18:00): Fiber Gathering

Sew What? (26:00):

Sew Mama Sew for the zipper bag and the Pleated Purse.

Favorite Things (32:00):

Leslie took a class at the Viking Cooking School and has gotten some new pans from Williams and Sonoma.

Dickson Fiber Festival:

Big Ass Kicking Batts by Moonwood Farms Thanks Roo!

Fiber Art Work store in Alabama (Nina is what she prefers to be called and she is awesome)

Alpaca and CVM blend from Wild Hair Fibers

Bad Ass Yarn Club (is open for the next round now)!!!

Cloudlover Fiber Club (also open right now for the next round)

Stash Dash: You can find more info on the ravelry group.

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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 61 – The Camera Adds 10 Years

  1. Jessica says:

    I hate poop in my fiber! However, I’d love to read about how to wash a fleece, even though I don’t ever plan to do it. Just popped over to amazon and found a new copy for sale for only $1.87 ($3.99 shipping, go figure). Score me! Seriously, though, thanks for the book review, because I’ve never heard of that book and it sounds like a fun read, poop excluding. The fiber festival that Laura went to sounds like so much fun. Those batts are amazing! Also, I busted up laughing when I saw Leslie’s face when Laura was showing the shrinky dink buttons. You did not look like you were into those. LOL. Great episode, I really enjoyed it.
    P.S. Leslie– Machu Picchu is the site of historic ancient Incan ruins in Peru. I’d love to visit it someday. I think the Incans there were wiped out by smallpox by invading Spanish, but I’m not certain about that. (This is because I am so pretty. But not so pretty that I don’t know about why we fought those solders in the red coats.) Anyway, the ruins are supposed to be really phenomenal to see. My cousin Emily got pick pocketed when she was in Peru. But possibly, I digress.
    P.P.S. I have absolutely no idea what you lied about. I believe everything you say.

  2. pquetsch says:

    I loved your podcast. This is the first time I’ve watched it and I’m now looking forward to the next edition. Although I think when I watch it next time I’ll have my knitting with me. It will be a big party! I’m going to have to put that book you reviewed on my list. Missed you guys at Spring Fling.

  3. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    Hi Girls, this was a very entertaining video. Loved all finished projects, even the sewing ones (cringing at that remark). Like you, Laura, that is a craft I do not like. During school, I ‘lost’ the blouse that was to be made. For the rest of my time there the subject taken was art; not that I am good at that, but in comparison to sewing, I am a Rembrandt. :)) Mind you, should I replace buttons on any of my husbands shirts, the fabric will rot before thread comes undone.
    Looking forward to next ‘cast’

  4. Pat Prahl says:

    Hi Leslie and Laura–I just had to write and let you know that I was on the blog for Lion Brand (Lion Brand Notebook) and they have a new entry–5 Podcasts We Love. Guess what–you guys are one of the five!! Yea! Keep up the good work. I watch you guys every week and really love watching.

    Pat Prahl

  5. Hi Laura and Leslie,

    I just had to let you know that I love your podcats. Why did I find out about you only a year too late? I don’t know the answer to that and you probably won’t either. I now feel like I have to watch them all. Because you make me laugh. In a big way. It is the chemistry between you or something. You are like Laurel and Hardie (yes, I am old), but then, speaking ones. I mean that in a good way. The next time I am watching you, I will try to knit something at the same time. I know I can do that. I am a mother. I can multi task. I hope. So far I have seen the last one (episode #61) and I am now gonna watch episode #10. So, I have got a looong way to go…
    Keep making them. You have got a fan in Europe (The Netherlands) now.

  6. CraftyPancakes says:

    I realized I rarely comment and that needs to change! Another great episode. Leslie, welcome to the All-Clad dark side! The sewing was great! I really need to get back to it. Laura, your Pi Shawl rocked! Thanks for entertaining me so perfectly for an hour. Again, I’d like this video cast to be daily like a soap opera… so when I win the lottery I plan on paying you guys to do that, m’kay? 😉

    • Abby says:

      That’s a great idea, craftypancakes! I’m retired and I need more episodes to keep me entertained. And, Leslie, you made me laugh when you counted on your knuckles to see how many days May has in it–that’s my preferred method, too.

      Someone may have told you this somewhere else (I know I’m late commenting here)–it’s pronounced ma-chew pea-chew–I was gonna put pee-chew but thought of the other kind of pea just in time.

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