Episode 75 – A Sweater Story

This week Laura talks about her Monday Cardigan, Leslie shows a quilt in progress, we review Shades of Green, and give away 3 copies of the Terpsichore shawl.

Leslie is knitting on some afterthought heel socks out of Vesper Yarn in Far Away

Laura is  knitting on a Monday Morning Cardigan out of Cascade 220 in color 9473 (Gris) on size 5 (3.75 mm).  She is also knitting on socks out of String Theory Entanglement in Quasar on 1.5 (2.5 mm).

Leslie is finsihed with  the Transverse Shawlette by Wendy Johnson out of Perfect Day Haiku Bambooin Attain the  Way on size 6 (4mm)needles.

Ebook review: Shades of Green by Fiddleknits (EricaJackofsky)

Drawing for  Terpsichone Shawl pattern by Kara Hoover

Super Summer Knitaway

Shawls we are wearing: Batik and Pagona


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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.

105 Responses to Episode 75 – A Sweater Story

  1. Gina (MissGknits on Rav) says:

    I would love to win a copy of this ebook.The patterns are beautiful.

  2. Katiebell says:

    Wow that is a big e-book! The patterns look great and I would be glad to have some more patterns for handspun.

  3. Jessica (showmeyourknits on Rav) says:

    Thanks for reviewing (and gifting!) that ebook. I hadn’t seen it before. Good luck with the SSK drawing tonight.

  4. Cathy (knitincrazee) says:

    Wow you ladies are so generous! I continually look forward to all your podcasts..I could listen to you both for hours!!!!!

  5. Anne Jones says:

    I thought your sweater looked a little big. hope it works out for you this time.
    Love your show and would love to win.

  6. Chrystal says:

    Another wonderful show.
    I love the Green with Envy hat pattern.

    Thank you so much.

  7. lorraine says:

    me please on the ebook! the patterns look awesome…great episode! you guys are so much fun!

  8. Kathy says:

    Such a great Sunday evening – cooler weather, knitting, and your podcast! This eBook looks amazing – so many things I want to knit in it. Thanks again for a great giveaway!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Love the show this week girls. I know the feeling Laura, I have made a monster sweater mess up like the one you have. So sorry you are stuck on that one. Leslie, the socks are to cute as always!

  10. Jackie says:

    I would love to have the e-book.

  11. StacyLoves says:

    Bummer about your sweater, Lala, but I believe you’ll make it up, your a fast knitter. Good luck.
    That Ebook is gorgeous. I hope I win so I can knit the bulky shawl.

  12. Ro Countryman says:

    Loved the shawl, Leslie, and the quilt top. Laura, wtg on the cardi. Hope you finish in time for the contest.

    PS Laura–Shadow (parrot) loves your laugh–he laughed with you at the beginning. I was playing you guys outloud on my desktop. Maybe he’ll learn something TheKnitGirllls-y to say. That could be interesting.

  13. Eleanor says:

    Great show! I’m so sad about your sweater LaLa!!! I hope you are able to make the deadline!
    I would love to be entered into the Shades of Green contest.

  14. Steven says:

    Thanks so much for doing this giveaway. Little known fact about me is that my favorite color is green and that my giveaway on my podcast this week is for some green Wollmeise!

  15. Anna L says:

    Green is my favorite color. I’ve always said “Not bright green, not kelly green, just shades of green” So I think that ebook was written just for me in Shades of Green. Ya’ll are just not have good luck with sweaters lately, I’m sorry. That said I do enjoy ya’ll every week and really feel out of whack when I miss you.

  16. Penny H says:

    I really like that e-book. I saw it on another podcast and I am so in love.

    You girls are great, I just found you in April of this year after I had my baby girl.
    I look forward to watching you every week. 🙂

  17. Donna says:

    That is a HUGE e-book! Really love that slouch hat !

  18. Pat says:

    I would love to win a copy of this ebook too! Y’all are great!

  19. Vanessa says:

    I love the new ebook that you presented. My favorite color is Green as well so this grabbed my attention right away!

  20. Maryse says:

    Love the patterns of this book! I also like your “Monet” shawl and good luck with the Monday cardi. I love that pattern and look forward to see how yours will turn out!

  21. NerdGirl says:

    I would love to win the Shades of Green e-book. I really like the concept behind the book.

  22. Kelly W says:

    I would love a copy of this Ebook. Short or long, I enjoy my time spent watching you.

  23. Isabel says:

    Laura, I admire your positive attitude with respect to the too-large sweater.

  24. Linda P says:

    I’d love to win the ebook. Crossing my fingers I get drawn from the wait list for SSK.

  25. Heather says:

    I agree about the show length. It doesn’t matter how long it is, I still enjoy watching each week. The patterns in the e-book look interesting. Thanks for another great episode!

  26. monique says:

    thanks for the chance to win


  27. You girllls have me hooked on shawls and I NEED some more patterns! This would really help me out!
    (S sorry about the sweater Lala!)

  28. Jan says:

    Hi Y’all,
    Leslie your quilt looks great, Laura sorry about your sweater. The e book looks amazing, here’s hoping I win.

  29. Aberdonian says:

    This looks like a really cool book!

  30. Anna Johnson says:

    I would love a copy of this book!! Thank you!

  31. Anna L says:

    WOO! HOO! I’m going to SSK!!!!!I’m going to SSK!!!!!I’m going to SUPER SUMMER KNITAWAY!!!!! This morning started out disappointing and then BAM! An email from Laura. AAAAAWWWW Life is Good. Thank you Leslie, Laura, and Carin

  32. Lyn P says:

    Leslie…love the Monet look shawlette.
    Laura…knit fast…knit faster.

  33. aundy says:

    the shades of green has some awesome patterns that i would love to have

  34. Tracy says:

    Love the ebook–since the RNG crapped out on me for SSK, maybe I’m due for some good luck!

  35. Carla says:

    Love the e-book- Would LOVE to win it!

  36. Robin says:

    I love the e-book. It would work nice on my Kindle. I too like the longer episodes. :0)

  37. michelle says:

    another great show ladies, thanks

  38. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    5 stars!!!!!
    Leslie, well done onthe shawl, the recipient should be very pleased
    Laura, commiserations.

  39. Rycrafty says:

    Isn’t Rafflecopter awesome?

    The e-book looks amazing, it also helps that I love the colour green too!

    So sorry about the sweater problem Lala, but I bet you can still make the deadline. Especially if one sleeve is already done!

  40. Karen says:

    I would love to have that ebook! Every page Laura held up made me say “Oooh I want to make that!”

  41. Dalyn says:

    Loving the move to ebooks and these patterns are beautiful – what a great giveaway.

  42. Jessica Peled says:

    Pick me! Pick me!
    jpeled on ravelry

  43. Lynne Harlow says:

    Fingers crossed to win the Ebook. The patterns look great. Episode length doesn’t bother me either.

  44. Karin says:

    Looks like a beautiful set of patterns. I would love to win it.

  45. That looks like such a great ebook! I’d love to have it.

  46. Kiki says:

    Thanks for the contest, it looks like a great ebook! Thanks for another great episode!

  47. Phaye says:

    This is a great e-book. I would love to knit many of the projects….

  48. nannyjean says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the book sounds interestering. I could use more ideas.

  49. Shayla says:

    Another great episode ladies! Your shawls (all three) are absolutely gorgeous! Laura, I’m sorry you had issues with your sweater but at least you found out before finishing and still have time before the deadline! Have a great week!

  50. Jessica says:

    That e-book looks awesome! I really like how she uses a bunch of different weights of yarns. Also I’m loving using my itouch for patterns when i’m out and about… so that would be a nice addition 🙂

  51. BusyMind says:

    Looks like a great new ebook! Thanks for reviewing it. Looking forward to SSK! 🙂

  52. Renee says:

    Love the E-book. Loved watching your show again. So sorry about the sweater, Laura. You seem very Zenn about it, though. Like that.

  53. Anna says:

    Thank you for the chance to win the wonderful ebook! Love watching you girls.

  54. Ashley (Ishadow72) says:

    Great show, as always! E-book looks awesome!

  55. Kathom says:

    Great videocast even if it was a little short. ;~p. Would love a copy of the e-book.

  56. Paula says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the e-book! I love your show!

  57. Fran Walker says:

    I missed out on a spot in the SSK but am keeping my fingers crossed for an empty spot since the event is so far away – Green is my favorite color too – I loved the ebook and will buy if I don’t win – Thanks for your great show – Laura – sorry for the sweater debacle- but it gives me hope that I too will be a great knitter some day – I have ripped out many times- You should know that your sweater inspired me to start a big project – I am making my first Tunic from the english version of German magazine” Filati” Love this Magazine even bought a script- check it out!
    – Love the quilt by Leslie- such a great gift- I thought my dog was barking when I head Leslie’s and started to yell at her- looking forward to next week- Fran

  58. Terry says:

    LaLa, I am so sorry to hear about your difficulty with the sweater. It can be heartbreaking. I too like the longer podcasts, but it doesn’t really matter, I wouldn’t miss one and look forward to them every Monday morning. Leslie, the quilt was very cute and I am sure it will be loved. I know how hard it can be, but I love making them. I am doing 3 for my children and their spouses for Christmas this year and I have to get busy real soon. Look forward to next weeks podcast keep it up.


  59. Maria says:

    I would love to win a copy of this ebook. The patterns are just beautiful.


  60. Catherine says:

    Wow, so many pretty things, it would be an awesome ebook to have!

  61. Bev Love says:

    Green is one of my favorite colors, blue being the other.

  62. Gina Assetta says:

    Would love to get a copy of this ebook. I love the idea of ebooks, so much easier to find the patterns (my filing system isn’t so good)

  63. Becky Holmes says:

    I love those patterns! And I love your giveaways!

  64. Carina says:

    Thanks for the awesome show. Sorry about the too big sweater. Sending you good knitting mojo.

  65. sdmags says:

    Lovely idea of an e-book especially the play on “green” which is my favorite color. I just found your podcast and am starting at both ends. Thanks for the information/entertainment/instruction!

  66. Donna says:

    The book looks great! I would love to win!

  67. Sandra says:

    Always enjoy your show! Looks like a great ebook of patterns!

  68. kgirlknits says:

    I never enter your giveaways, cos I’m in Australia and I figure postage would be a bit too costly for y’all 😉

    but this is an e-giveaway, so I though what the heck!! I would love all the patterns in this book with big squishes, promise!

    thanks for a great weekly podcast – I look forward each time

  69. Kathy says:

    Thanks for reviewing the e-Book and for the great podcasts!

  70. Sarah Whaley says:

    What a great e-book! And another great show! 🙂

  71. Becky says:

    Love watching you Ladies. Thanks for a great show and opportunity to win the ebook!!!

  72. Theresia says:

    Laura, I can´t believe you started over and aren´t extremely frustrated about it. If I were you, the sweater would be living a long life in a drawer now. 🙂

    Leslie, I really like the shawlette and I absolutely LOVE the quilt!

  73. Cindy says:

    I would love to win the ebook.

    Sorry about the sweater mishap LaLa.

  74. I also thought the ebook was awesome I love that she put so much thought into the details and her inspiration, green.

  75. Tiffany L Newman says:

    thanks again for helping me stay awake during my many hours of data entry…. and that looks like a lovely e-book

  76. Knittinglady54 says:

    Hey Knitgirllls! The e-book looks awesome! We knitters always need more patterns to love!!!

  77. Holly says:

    I’m not always up to date on the episodes because I tend to hoard them so I can have a few hours with y’all, but I just happened to luck out with this one. The e-book looks wonderful and it’s going on my Rav wishlist because I want it so! 🙂 Thanks for the fun and the laughter!

  78. Amanda says:

    Loved the show! Leslie – the Transverse Shawl turned out great!

  79. Tonia Van Dyk says:

    That looks like a great e-book. I’m green with envy that you have one already! Please enter me into the drawing!

  80. Stephanie Gordon says:

    Love your podcast! This e-book looks wonderful – would love to win – really want to make a shawl soon and the slouchy hat is perfect! Pick me. ( : Thanks! Stephanie

  81. Naomi says:

    Thanks Leslie & Lala for doing a podcast and having reviews. This looks like an amazing ebook.

  82. YarnSniper says:

    Too bad I didn’t hear about SSK until the 5th 🙁 Oh well, I’ll be at the Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza in Dec 🙂
    Please include me in the drawing & keep up the good, entertaining work!

  83. Cynthia Krom says:

    Still hoping for an email about SSK – I assume it is a No but haven’t heard anything. Loved this episode, especially the book review! Hope I win. ;o}

  84. Gretchen says:

    Sorry about the sweater Lala, it really was huge.

    The e-books really nice. I’d love to have it.

  85. Stacy King (@icefireski) says:

    Keep it up with the sweater, you can do it! I really like the peridot tunic from the ebook, I have so much trouble deciding how patterns will look on me though!

  86. Alison says:

    Good luck with the sweater LaLa! Love the ebook and that you’re sharing the love!

  87. Kristi says:

    Another fabulous episode!! But Laura I feel so bad about your sweater!!!

  88. Allena says:

    lovely episode! HOLY COW LALA you’re so calm about your sweater I was dying for you!

  89. Adrienne (betterornot) says:

    You girls are the best and your sweater luck is well… at least you smile through it 🙂 I would love to give this pattern collection to my best friend who is green obsessed.

  90. Beth in STL says:

    Very cool e-book! I wish SSK was a possibility for me — I love Tennessee, and my birthday is that weekend. But I don’t think it would fly with my husband for our first vacation in seven years — especially if we were staying in separate places. Oh well, maybe next time.

    I cringed when I saw Laura’s soon-to-be-unraveled sweater. Ouch; even if you like the knitting, that’s a lot to redo.

  91. Knittingdancer on Ravelry says:

    I would love to win this book. It has some great patterns in it.

  92. Cyndi says:

    e-book looks wonderful!

  93. Suzanne says:

    Thanks for a chance to win another great prize! The e-book looks good, I see a couple of patterns I’d want to make. 🙂

  94. Jude says:

    I can’t believe you are giving away so much. How Sweet!! Even if I never win…….So 2 things to add.
    I figured that if 127 knitters knit 5 k worth of yarn this summer that equates to 355 miles of yarn. That is a lot of yarn!!!!
    And Lala – Guess what? I am the perfumer who is responsible for making the perfumes that go into Febreze products. I don’t make them all but I’ve made a few. I’m always looking for new ideas for different types of scents to make. So I’ll work on a Soak Celebration type scent!! Who knows, Maybe everyone will agree with you. See, All you have to do is ask!!!!!!
    Thank you ladies, Another great podcast!!

  95. Heidi says:

    That e-book looks fab! Great show, girlies ;-D

    Heidi (Jellybean – Rav)

  96. Sheryl/flagdayknitter says:

    OMG – Green is my color! I would love to win this E-book. In fact a little birdie told me I will be getting an iPad soon, and what better way to christen it than to download a knitting E-book 😉

    Off to tweet the news too….

  97. Great prize!! I need a bulky shawl pattern.

  98. Heather N says:

    I second the making the shows longer~ ;D

  99. Janice (jgagne) says:

    Love green and love you guys!

  100. june says:

    Erica’s collection is lovely!

  101. Camille says:

    Green is also my favorite color! I appreciate your reviews of books, etc. BTW, I bought the inspinknity blocking wires after I saw your review! They ARE great!

    Camille (Wizzdumb on Ravelry)

  102. Roina says:

    Thank you again of a lovely podcast! <3

  103. Roina says:

    Thanks again of a nice episode! 🙂

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