Episode 76 – A Day to Remember


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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.

167 Responses to Episode 76 – A Day to Remember

  1. Melanie Douglas says:

    Thank you for another great giveaway! So pretty :0)

  2. Anna L says:

    That yarn is so beautiful and so bright.

  3. Tricia Locke says:

    Another great episode…. Guess what? I am on the last block of my log cabin quilt!!! wooot!!

  4. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    5 stars!!!!
    Leslie, the forthcoming sweater/cardi looks very nice. I think putting the yoke pattern on the wrist will set it off very nicely.

    Laura, you are very patient with your cardigan, I like the look of the fabric. Should be a warm one.

    The yarn on offer is very colourful.

  5. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    P.S. sorry, forgot to mention the shawlette>>> gorgeous in colour and pattern.

  6. Pat Walker says:

    Great show once again!! Love the colors in the giveaway yarn.

  7. Katie O says:

    I love that color!!! WWOOOHHHOOO!!! Pick me!

  8. Judy hall says:

    Love the yarn and color you are giving away. Love the book you reviewed. Judy

  9. Susan says:

    Love the yarn and love the podcast. I look forward to it every week!

  10. Kathy says:

    Wouldn’t be Sunday evening without you girls! Love that yarn!

  11. Jessica (showmeyourknits on Rav) says:

    Leslie, the baby quilt turned out gorgeous! I absolutely love it. What a great gift. Laura, we are so sympatico. Also, my teenage son was in the room when you were talking about me and he was very amused that you referred to you and me as “two big dorks”. Heh heh.

  12. bridgette says:

    I just finished “You Suck” yesterday! It was a great vampire book in such a different way than the Sookie Stackhouse and Twilight books and accompanying TV shows and movies.

    Such a pretty sock yarn. When you said the colorway name i thought “awesome song.”
    Great show! Safe travels!

  13. Suzanne says:

    Great show as always. You two have motivated me to try spinning. I ordered my first spindle last week.

  14. SarahTX2AL says:

    Thanks for another great episode. Hope you have fun at Camp PluckyFluff!

  15. Leslie, I love your quilt! Laura, I love how your sweater is turning out. Thanks for another great episode. 😉

  16. Melody says:

    What a beautiful quilt ! I love the simplicity and all the colors. Looks like you’ve gained some great quilting skills Leslie. The book reviews were great this week. I’d not heard of the first one you reviewed so I’ll definitely go check that one out. As always I really enjoyed relaxing on my couch with my knitting while watching you both. Laura hope your wrist completely heals soon.

  17. StacyLoves says:

    Good luck on your new sweater Leslie, and go baby go, Lala on yours. 🙂 Love the vesper yarn too.

  18. BusyMind says:

    Beautiful shawl, Laura!!

    I can’t wait to meet you both next summer!!!

  19. Stacy King (@icefireski) says:

    Thanks for offering up another awesome giveaway ladies! I love those colors. So glad that you mentioned what shawl you were wearing Laura because that’s what I immediately wanted to know when the podcast started!

  20. Lee Murdock says:

    I love you guys and enjoy your show every time I sit down to watch. That yarn is gorgeous!

  21. Pat Whatley says:

    I must be the last person in the world to try Vesper sock yarn but I can’t ever find it. I’m a failed stalker. I would love to win this yarn. PS I love your show.

  22. Katrina says:

    Never forget this day. My prayers are with all the families effected by the events 10 years ago.

    Thanks for another giveaway. I’ve never tried Vesper, but it looks beautiful.

  23. Kate says:

    It was a sad day, I spent it watching the coverage and then football – and knitting. It was a nice mix of remembrance – and then moving on. Big groups of people in one place watching a game, and thankfully nothing happened. I think we ARE doing what we can do which as the Brits said during the bombing of England was to Keep Calm and Carry On. So Keep Calm and Carry Yarn. God Bless America.

  24. Patti Sandstrom says:

    I can’t believe I won!!! that is so great. yep, I’m Pattisand on rav. thanks for such a great episode. Leslie, your quilt is so beautiful. Laura, your sweater is looking great.

  25. Betty says:

    What a great chance to win Vesper sock yarn.

  26. Adrienne says:

    I’m yet another that hasn’t tried Vesper. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  27. sue says:

    The vesper yarn is just so pretty and I have never tried it before but those colors look perfect! Laura your sweater is looking beautiful and I am sure nothing will go wrong and you will finish it by next week. Another great episode, and yes Leslie I too cannot watch the 9/11 as it is so sad and always reminds me of watching it late at night whilst I was feeding my 1 month old daughter and thinking a horror movie had come on the tv, but then realising it was real life. OMG that was so scary and yes we shall never forget wherever we live.

  28. Heather Meives says:

    Leslie, I LOVE that quilt. It’s so cute. And Laura, I can’t wait to see your sweater when it’s finished.
    BTW, Leslie, that look you gave when Laura said her stash didn’t count because she bought it before she said she wasn’t buying any more was hysterical.
    Oh, and that yarn looks like it wants to jump into my hands. =)

  29. Kristin says:

    Go go on your Camp Loopy project, Laura! And Leslie, the little quilt sure looks cute. Good job!

  30. Jamie says:

    Loved the podcast this week! Can’t wait to see the finished sweaters.

  31. Kiki says:

    Thanks for the contest! Another great episode!

  32. Kam says:

    Another great ep. I love seeing what you are working on and the finished product.


  33. I just love this contest and so excited to see who wins!

  34. Lynn T. says:

    Another great episode. Laura-can’t wait to see your sweater finished. It looks fantastic!

  35. Jennifer says:

    Another wonderful episode. I am looking forward to seeing the how the spinning class is for ya. And honestly, I am hoping to win the vesper. I have never worked with that before.

  36. Carrie says:

    Can’t wait to see what fun things ya’ll make in your class next weekend. Another great episode 🙂

  37. Lisa Leavitt says:

    Love the Vesper! Soooo pretty! Thanks for another great podcast!

  38. Callie Cummings says:

    As always, love the episode! Love the Vesper!

  39. Jeanette Zimmerli says:

    Always love to watch the podcasr. Hope to win the vesper sock.

  40. Mikki says:

    I am going to order fiber today and start spinning after seeing everything you two are up too. I love your show.

  41. Lilith McKee says:

    Thanks for another awesome podcast! I so needed something soothing after a crazy interview. My Monday is never complete until I watch your podcast! That Vesper is so darn purdy too!

  42. Carey says:

    I would love to win! that is beautiful yarn
    momofpeg on Rav

  43. Amanda says:

    Another great episode!! Good luck completing the sweater by Thursday Laura, it looks great.

  44. Scottie says:

    Pretty, pretty yarn! I can’t wait to see what that fall fiber turns into.

  45. Susan says:

    That yarn is absolutely gorgeous! Have fun next week you guys!

  46. Maria says:

    Leslie, the quilt is beautiful. You are so talented. Laura, the sweater is coming along great. Can’t wait to see the finish product.

  47. Amy says:

    My friend Megan has a ton of vesper and I have none, so I must enter to win this one 😉

    I will say that I already feel like a huge winner, because I got into SSK!

  48. LOVE the stripeys, and cardi and baby Perogie’s quilt came out so great! I always knit along while watching you guys and managed to finish one of my sock monkey stripey socks -Yay for me! Thanks for another enjoyable vid-cast.

  49. Abby says:

    I love the Vesper sock yarn. Always enjoy your book reviews for both knitting and non-knitting related stuff.

  50. Carmen says:

    Never used this yarn before so I’d love to win some to give it a try! Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. Catherine says:

    Wow so much patience with the cardigan! I’m not sure that I could do that. oooo shiny yarn…..

  52. Jessica Peled says:

    Leslie- I love your quilt! I’m getting into sewing now, so i love to see your creations. Laura- love the sweater- can’t wait to see it finished! I live in NYC, so 9/11 is always a difficult time for me….I was actually expecting my son when the attacks happened (he’ll be 10 in October). What I remember most about that day was the panic everywhere as evryone was trying to locate their loved ones around the city….that and the terrible smell that came from Ground Zero……we can never forget!

  53. Melanie says:

    Loved the show again – and have never tried self-striping sock yarn – so would love to win (not alone in this sentiment 😉

  54. Megan says:

    I am OBSESSED with Vesper self-striping! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  55. Lisa says:

    Great episode as usual. I would love to try Vesper. I’ve heard lots of great things about it. Thanks for the chance at it. 🙂

  56. Rycrafty says:

    Go Laura go! I think you can finish that sweater by Thursday. 🙂 And love that colour combination for your sweater, Leslie!

    I didn’t watch any September 11th footage on Sunday either. I agree that it should never ever be forgotten, but I also think that that the news channels are doing a bit too much dwelling on it. I’m not disagreeing that the 10th anniversary is a big thing, but did they really need to lead up to it with a week of special programs?

  57. Leslie – I love the quilt. The greens are beautiful.

    I also would really like to win the yarn. I have never tried Vesper.

  58. Becky says:

    Great yarn colors! Thanks for the opportunity.

  59. Allison says:

    Thank for another great show and for the opportunity to win Vesper!

  60. ne-knopka says:

    Love the yarn and color

  61. Julee says:

    Another amazing podcast!! I seriously stalk iTunes and your blog till each new episode comes out. Thank you guys so much for being so inspiring!!

    Lovely yarn too!!

    Julee (CroJulee)

  62. syd says:

    I am SUPER impressed with the progress on the cardigan, I don’t think I could ever do something that committed – I’m a baby knits kind of girl. 🙂 Always fun to see what you girls are up to!

  63. Amy says:

    The Vesper looks lovely! I am very impressed that Laura’s stuck with the same project for so long – but I’m looking forward to seeing more/different knits next week! And I swear, every time the two of you show off fiber, I get a little bit closer to learning to spin. I can’t afford to yet, but it’s starting to feel inevitable, just so I have an excuse to buy beautiful fiber!

  64. Sadie says:

    really, how could I not comment when vesper is involved.
    You ladies are always so adorable to watch.

  65. Jenessa says:

    Great show as always. Can’t wait to see all you’re Plucky Fluff spinning!

  66. Sommer says:

    You guys are awesome. Love the colors in the giveaway yarn.

  67. Heather says:

    I love the quilt and I love the color of your shawl, Laura. I haven’t had very much knitting time this past week either so I’m glad I found the time to watch another great episode and get some knitting done.

  68. Tracy says:

    Beautiful Vesper–how I would love to win it for myself! 🙂

  69. Jen Gorham says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I’ve never tried Vesper yarn before but yours have turned out beautiful. I’d love to win so I can try to make a pair.

  70. Allison H says:

    Love seeing your work as usual, Laura and Leslie! Good luck with those sweaters! : ) I am happy to have the chance to win some Vesper. I’ve never tried it, and it is so pretty!

  71. Phaye says:

    Cannot wait to see what you spin at Camp Plucky Fluff. Have fun and enjoy…

  72. TracyB says:

    Now I am all teary-eyed.

    Thanks for another great episode.

    Biosew on Rav

  73. Linda says:

    Pretty, pretty yarn! I love to watch you two. I look forward to it every week.

  74. penelope dubois says:

    Vesper yarn is beautiful. Nice colors. Good show girllls!

  75. Richelle says:

    Love the podcast! Would love to try Vesper.

  76. MsMichalek says:

    How pretty! I’m so excited for you Laura! I can’t wait to see the sweater next week!

  77. Becky says:

    Ok so I think I double entered…but not sure if I did…anyway…if I did…sorry don’t want to enter multiple times!!

    Would love to try the Vesper…and Lala…LOVE the shawl!

  78. Pamela says:

    Lovely stuff Girlls!
    Just finished The Dark is Rising.. Thanks for mentioning it!

  79. Shayla says:

    Leslie, I love your quilt and your hexi blanket is going to be cute!! Laura, you’re so close to the finish line, I’m sure you’ll get it done! Looking good so far!

    Have a great week!

  80. Sharon says:

    I have Vesper “Trick or Treat” on my needles now. Can never have too much Vesper! Hope you pick me!

  81. Gerry says:

    You Girllls introduced me to Vesper
    I absolutely love knitting with this yarn
    Why, of course, I do your afterthought heels.

  82. Dana says:

    Oooh lovely! I’d love to win the yarn! 🙂 (username on Rav = craftygirl83) And a great episode too, thanks ladies! 🙂

  83. Did someone say “Vesper?!” I’d love to try it.

  84. Veronica says:

    Great show as always! I would love to win the yarn — The color way is amazing!

    (username on Ravelry = vfknits)

  85. Linda D. (epic1313) says:

    That is such a great colorway. I love the way you guys are doing your contest entries now.

  86. Kea says:

    Beautiful Yarn!!

  87. Kathy says:

    Love the Vesper colorways!
    (Rav: KnitInPupLick)

  88. Brenda Castiel says:

    I would so love to win !!

    (goodstuff on Rav)

  89. Renee says:

    Like the quilt you made, Leslie. Admire your patience with your cardigan, Laura. Great episode again. I was choking up this weekend, looking at all the programs they showed here in The Netherlands about what happened 10 years ago. After finishing this comment I am gonna look up the Vesper pattern.

  90. Victoria says:

    Love the colors of vesper,and haven’t tried it yet.

    shmopi (rav)

  91. Mikell says:

    Thank you for another great show! I enjoy watching and knitting with you both. You both inspire and enable me.
    I am a real fan of Christopher Moore’s books. Lamb is actually my favorite. I hope you enjoy it ,Leslie.
    The Vesper color way is very pretty.

  92. Cristi Wollenberg says:

    I love the shawl! I have to knit that next!

  93. Carrie says:

    I’d love me some Vesper! Carriecrafts

  94. Michele says:

    Thanks to both of you for expanding my knitting “life”. I’ve never knit with Vesper yarn either but the colors are beautiful! Have a wonderful time at your class.

  95. YarnSniper says:

    Thank you for making me want to keep going on my projects! I’m going to go learn more about Vesper yarn now 🙂

  96. Donna C says:

    I would love to knit a pair of socks for my husband out of this sock yarn. He loves all the socks I knit him and he loves to walk around his office barefoot and show them all off to his colleagues. This colorway would be awesome for him!

  97. sdmags says:

    Woo Hoo! I’m finally caught up on all the episodes! Great podcast.

  98. Karen Lubeck says:

    I would love to win some vesper sock yarn. The color way is gorgeous. Pick me! Pick me!

  99. Allena says:

    Lovely yarn! great podcast!

  100. Becca says:

    Oh wow, those colors are gorgeous!

  101. cheryl says:

    lol now you guys have me considering the books you mentioned, especially the last one. and the vesper yarn, ooo… put my name in for that! i’d love to get my hands on some vesper=)

  102. Ruth says:

    Beautiful yarn – please add me to the drawing!

  103. BigAshDog says:

    You guys (that’s Y’all in the south) are awesome! I love watching your show it always motivates me to get working on my projects. Keep up the good work!

  104. Eileen (emsres on Ravelry) says:

    Oh my, the Vesper is pretty!! Thanks for another fabulous podcast!

  105. Lisa Smith says:

    Wow vesper…thanks for the giveaway!

  106. Kelly says:

    Beautiful yarn!! I’d love a chance to try it!!

  107. Rebecca says:

    Ms LaLa I’m loving your sweater!!! 😉

  108. Love the Vesper, praying it comes my way!

    Sorry about your wrist – just knit through the pain!

  109. Coreena says:

    Lamb is one of my favorite books, it’s such a fantastic read. Christopher Moore’s book Fluke is also fantastic, an utterly bizarre premise that works so well.

  110. Lani says:

    Beautiful yarn. I love such colorful strips!

  111. cici says:

    great show♥ I have never used vesper. Love seeing all your projects

  112. Katiebell says:

    I have the Monday Morning Cardigan pattern. I feel compelled to knit it up now. Vesper stripey sock yarn just looks yummy!

  113. Camille says:

    I’d love to have some vesper yarn! Thanks again for another great podcast!

  114. Jen Grothem says:

    Love the Vesper yarn…very cool colorway!! Just found the podcast today & just watched this episode. Good work!

  115. Kelly W. says:

    Another great episode.
    I love the colorway.

  116. Blanche Bono says:

    I’m a fairly new knitter and would love my first skein of vesper. Never miss you podcast and tutorials.


  117. aprilshowers says:

    Your giveaways are so much fun!

  118. Sandy Z. says:

    Thanks for your show. I enjoy it so much!

  119. lorraine says:

    the fabric hexapuffs look great!

  120. Sam says:

    I am impressed with your monogamy, just thinking I have a deadline makes me want to cast on new things!

    Thank you for your great podcasts and for the chance to join in another fab giveaway.

  121. Jen (cyancomet) says:

    I would love to win some Vesper yarn!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Since I’ve been dying to try some and can never seem to find it!

  122. Marni Schroeder says:

    Laura and Leslie! Howdy! Laura, have you read any Cherie Priest steampunk books- kinda steampunk Harry Potter 🙂 Love y’all – you are my special midnight treat!

  123. Michaela says:

    The yarn is beautiful!

  124. Marilyn says:

    What a beautiful colorway! Thank you for the chance to win!

  125. Cyndi says:

    blue stripeys!

  126. loveelamb says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and the great episode. You guys always make my day a little brighter!

  127. Dianna says:

    Thank you for offering the giveaway for this beautiful yarn. I’ve never seen it in person.

  128. Teague says:

    I’ve been trying to get some Vesper!

  129. Janice (jgagne) says:

    I would love to try this yarn!

  130. Anna says:

    Thank you both for being so awesome.

  131. Lynne (pinkribbon) says:

    I FINALLY got caught up all all of your videocasts – love them so much, I didn’t want to miss anything (and I must do things in order. Leslie wouldn’t understand ANYTHING about that, would she?). So, that means I finally watched a videocast in time to enter for the giveaway – and what a giveaway! I’ve been lusting for that colorway of Vesper for months now, but I never seem to be within reach of a computer when the shop is stocked. You guys are awesome!

  132. Tracy~ Knit In Rose City says:

    I will love to get this skein, love the colors! Can I grovel?

  133. sillyfru says:

    Love this episode and the book review especially!

  134. Ashley (Ishadow72) says:

    Laura, your cardi looks awesome! Can’t wait to see it on. Great episode as usual!

  135. Tara says:

    Thank you both for the great podcast that you give us newbie knitters. I am still trying to catch up on some of the old ones but have been a regular watcher now for about a month! tsknits on ravelry. Cheers, tara

  136. Lori says:

    I love your video podcast! I’ve started listening to it as soon as it comes out on Sunday night and I can’t wait to here about your spinning workshop.

  137. Suzanne says:

    I’ve been wanting to try out vesper yarn for a long time! Thanks again for another wonderful episode… I look forward to watching every week.

  138. Woohoo!

    I’ve caught up with all of the entries and now that I can actually try to win a prize, after seeing so much stuff being given away.

    The last pair of socks I made for myself were out of vesper, and it was divine.

  139. Sandi B says:

    Yet again another great give away. I am trying to get caught up with all the old episodes. I am at 52. Love all the tutorials too. I have never knit with Vesper. I don’t really have an LYS near me.

  140. Annett G. says:

    Have a wonderful weekend in your class!

  141. Oh, I do so want to win that yarn! I love striped socks, but have never tried a hand-dyed pair.

  142. Marsheila Betthauser says:

    I just love the colors of the vesper yarn. It would make a beautiful pair of socks and I love to knit socks. Thanks so much for giving away these freebies.

  143. Mary Keeler. AKA. NanaMama says:

    Another great show, thanks

  144. Peri Lainchbury says:

    Gorgeous colourway. Love your show.

  145. ne-knopka says:

    Beautiful shawl
    Love yarn!

  146. Shanda says:

    I look forward to your podcast each week 🙂 and I LOVE YARN! LOL

  147. Tamara says:

    Thanks for another great episode! The yarn is beautiful, such pretty colors!

  148. Stephanie Gordon says:

    Yummy yarn!!! Love the sweater, Laura, and Leslie I love your quilt! Love the fabrics!

  149. Suzanne says:

    Thanks for another great episode!

  150. ANN aka realmessy says:

    mmmmmm Sock yarn – nummy. Have never tried Vesper. Love you show soooooo much.

  151. Leah says:

    Thanks for another great episode! The yarn for the giveaway is beautiful!

  152. LaLa, your progress on that sweater is amazing, even with an injury! Love the Cloud Lover you got Leslie…purdy. Count me in on the Vesper, I’ve wanted to try that since you first talked about it so loooong ago.

  153. Donna says:

    I just ordered “My Grandmothers Knitting” – sounds great!

  154. Britni Ewing says:

    Oh, Vesper yarn! That is gorgeous! I just had to enter this contest.

  155. Angela says:

    lovely yarn I Love the colors.

  156. nannyjean says:

    I would like to try the Vester yarn because of the pretty colores I am sure it would work up nice.

  157. I’ve been lusting after this colourway forever, so would love to win it.

    I love watching your show, and it starts my week off with a bang!

  158. Aberdonian says:

    I haven’t knit any Vesper in ages!

  159. Julie says:

    The Vesper yarn looks beautiful!

  160. Amanda says:

    Awesome episode! I’m trying to catch up after being gone for a week so I don’t know if I made it into the contest or not!

  161. Kristen Machowski says:

    I love all your episodes.

    Saddly my mom knew a couple who were in the first plane that hit so its hard on her every year but it is still very hard on the rest of us also.

  162. Nina says:

    Didn’t get into knitting socks much until I started watching ya’ll. No LYS in sight so all my yarn is a chain store special. 🙁 would love to try out some Vesper!

  163. Oooh, that Vesper looks fantastic! I haven’t knit with Vesper yet and I’d love to try it. Pick me!

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