Episode 63 – Red Is My Favorite Color

This week we both have WIP’s, Laura has FO’s and Spinning, and we review Sock Knitting Master Class. We tell you about Tempted’s new yarn club and call out a few people who deserve attention!


Laura is knitting some handspun socks out of Blue Moon Fiber Arts sheep to shoe in Sherbert.  I am designing “My Wish” out of Tempted Good Grlll in the Fridgid and Moondance colorways.  All proceeds from this pattern will go to Make a Wish until September 1st. I also made 3 points worth of progress on my Gaenor out of Kitchen Sink Dyeworks in Luxe Merino Fine in the Dexter colorway size 5 (3.75).

Leslie has leadlight on the needles. She is also working on an eternity style cowl out of Tempted Yarns- Prissy Girl. It will eventually be a free pattern.

FOs (11:00)

Laura is finished with stripy sock out of the Amy Lee Show’s Canon Hand Dyed Yarn in the Arthur base in the “We are for the Night.”

Spinning  (12:00):

Laura is  spinning singles from the 5 ounces of  ”Grape Fizz” from Sarah Kate Fibers. Leslie is going to spin Knitty and Color.

Book Review (17:30): Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd

Favorite Things (30:00)

Laura is watching Castle and Parking Wars.  Leslie is watching Lexx.

Congrats Lynn for being an awesome person and an amazing spinner!

Read/Listen along of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin going on now in the rav. group!

Stash Dash is going awesome! I love looking at everyone’s project! Just keep knitting/spinning!

Tour De Fleece is coming up! We have a team!

Get Involved Video Submissions!

Ad space is available on the side of the site —->

Erin Lane Bags and Trindleman are having sales!!!

Tempted Yarns is having a club!

Tour of Leslie’s Yarn Room

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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.

12 Responses to Episode 63 – Red Is My Favorite Color

  1. Ben says:

    Dang! Bright socks, Lala!

  2. Tan says:

    I have that same shirt, Lala!

  3. Jessica says:

    Laura: What are those scarves called? Eternity scarves?
    Me: Infinity. They’re infinity scarves. (Louder) Infinity.
    My Kid: Mom, are you skyping with your friends again?
    Me: ummm…no.
    My Kid: Mom, they can’t hear you.
    Me: (Muttering under my breath) Shut up, kid.

    Anyway, fun episode. I am so intrigued by that sock book. I will definitely be on the lookout for it when it’s finally available. Loved the room tour!

  4. Adrienne says:

    I think the Falkland would make an awesome fractal spun 2-ply sock yarn! There’s enough contrast and depth to make it really pop.

  5. Ben says:

    Lala, when does this book club meet?

  6. linda says:

    Leslie….you look really good in the color red….so…there you go.

  7. pquetsch says:

    I am totally jealous of your knitting room. Can I come over and play with you guys?

  8. ANN aka realmessy says:

    I just want you girls to know that I purchased a Trindle based on your review. It broke after only a few hours of spinning. I took photos and emailed Trindleman explaining the situation. He was prompt to email me back telling me that he will be replacing my Trindle free of charge, no questions asked, I don’t even have to send back the broken one. Quality of product is essential to a good business. But quality of service is quite another thing and often very hard to come by in this day and age. I was very impressed with your review of the product and also very impressed with Jeremy’s response to my problem. As a small independent businessman he can only benefit from this kind of service. I posted a glowing feedback on his Etsy site but wanted you girls to know that you are backing an awesome seller and an awesome product.

    Ann in Canada.

  9. Sommer says:

    I just started spinning, so I have some pretty funky-uneven-can’t do a whole lot with it-yarn and I am making even more. What did you guys do with your first attempts at spinning? I was thinking of copying your eternity scarf for some of it. Do you have any other ideas?


  10. Jeri says:

    Just wondering, how does Ann Budd’s new book handle negative ease for socks?

  11. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    5 stars

  12. Pam says:

    I love your knitting room. Leslie, I couldn’t help but notice during the sock book review, you were looking in the book with Lala, not a glance but a good long look, you didn’t stop knitting, and your needles never missed a beat. You did that a couple of times; I’m impressed!

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