Episode 79 – Where Neelix Barks A Lot

Click the “continue reading” below the video to enter this week’s contest!

Laura has on the needles some self-designed socks out of STR lightweight in the Fire on the Mountain colorway (size 1.5 needles) and also has some  cutest booties on the needles.  This yarn was purchased at the wonderful Sweet Sheep Yarn shop when I first began knitting.

Leslie is knitting on a new sweater using Jared Flood’s class notes about EZ’s sweater percentage system (You can find more details about it in Knitting without Tears). Cowl out of the lovely Aran weight from Another Crafty Girl.

Laura is finished with several premie baby hats for Remembering Remy.  She has finished  a Log Cabin Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting.  It is on size 11 (8.0mm) needles and knit out of Classic Elite Sprout.  Finished size was 22×22 unblocked (perfect car seat size, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it). Alice is also getting an At First Sight hat out of Spud and Chloe Sweater, knit on size 8 needles.   Laura is also done with a shawl called, Thin Ice, out of Tempted Good Grrl on size 6 needles.

Leslie is spinning on some lovely Miss Babs fiber in a Merino/Bamboo/Silk blend.  She has started spinning some

Laura has finished spinning some Frabjous Fibers in the Ink colorway of their glitter blend. She also has a 3 oz batt from  on the wheel and some superwash BFL from Numma Numma (Can you tell I like purple and blue?) Laura dreams of spinning 350 yards of a dk yarn for Knitting Pipeline’s Shaelyn KAL.  BTW: Leslie and I love Paula’s podcast, if you haven’t given it a listen, you should.

Book Review: Knitter’s Book of Socks by Clara Parkes

Magazine Review: Knit.wear from Interweave Knits

 SAL/KAL fiber and yarn preorders

 SAL/KAL pattern thread

String Theory Colorworks Sock Club

Stash Dash buttons: Please pm Laura your address if you completed stash dash.

SSK update: Market is open to all on Saturday afternoon!

KnitRunDig podcast

60 second Civics

2 Knit Lit Chicks

Knit Whatever the Heck You Want Day

Movie Night Double Feature: October 28th, 7pm central time, Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus

Cakewalk Yarns has donated some lovely goodies for the next 2 giveaways and is offering free shipping worldwide to all knitgirllls watchers.

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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.

161 Responses to Episode 79 – Where Neelix Barks A Lot

  1. Linda Peterson says:

    I enjoy your video podcast very much, good to hear Tempted yarns is doing well.

  2. I thought it was funny that you guys said you were excited about the knitwear magazine, but you didn’t like most of the designs in it.

  3. Jessica Peled says:

    Hey guys!!! Loved the episode! Leslie- Love your sweater so far! Laura- I loved the premmie hats- I’m also knitting for Remembering Remy and it is such a great cause! I can’t wait to preorder the SAL/KAL fiber- stunning! I vote to go till the end of Jan beacuse of holiday knitting…..

  4. Allison says:

    Loved the podcast as always!

  5. Arlene says:

    Fun podcast as usual. The yarn giveaway looks great. Thanks!

  6. Terry says:

    Love the videos and look forward each week’s episode. I love the reviews because they help me select some of my kniting materials. Keep it up.

  7. Anna says:

    Love the podcast! : D. It would be cool if the widget could allow plurk too, I use that more often and hardly ever go on twitter. : ) Great show this week!

  8. Megan says:

    I agree with Anna, too bad the widget doesn’t allow for plurk. I have a twitter feed but not sure I even remember the password anymore.

  9. Debbie says:

    Great podcast as usual. I look forward to it each week.

  10. KnitPurlGurl says:

    Love the podcast as usual. 🙂 I am loving the giveaways this week! The green yarn is so unsual, but great – and the sampler pack would be perfect for my hexipuffs!! 🙂

  11. Kristine M. says:

    Your podcasts always make my day. There’s always pretty yarns, fun topics, new reviews & new ideas for projects.

  12. Tracy Patterson says:

    Love viewing whats going on in your knitting world as always!

  13. Mary L says:

    Love your podcast!

  14. Megan says:

    I need to start knitting with my Socks That Rock yarns in my ‘deep stash’ in Soctober! Thanks for another great episode!

  15. penelope10 says:

    Fun podcast! Alot of great Fall colors!

  16. Valerie says:

    Lots of fun, ladies. 😀

  17. Jackie says:

    I really enjoy your podcast. I always look forward to Monday to see you all.

  18. Aimee says:

    Yay!! Another fabulous, yarny podcast to follow!!

  19. Your handspun is beautiful! Can’t wait to see what you make with it when it’s done.

  20. Kelly W says:

    After a really no so great weekend, I needed the laughs. Thanks again for another great podcast

  21. Jessica (showmeyourknits on Rav) says:

    Enjoyed the episode–loved the two reviews, pretty club yarn, Laura. I remember you calling me about that and my pushing the cashmere base. LOL. Also love the Cloudlover SAL/KAL fiber/yarn. Really looking forward to spinning that.

  22. jan says:

    Another awesome episode!! Keep ’em coming!! 🙂 🙂

  23. southparknitter says:

    since I host the LYS Sunday afternnoon KAL, I’ll have to join Knit Whatever the Heck You want day after 5. I’m planning to knit a henley from Cascade Eco Duo and am dying to cast it on so may cast that on .

  24. StacyLoves says:

    The colors for the SAL/KAL are gorgeous and I’m so excited it’s CloudLover. Please enter me in the giveaway too.

  25. Laura says:

    Another fun show — you always show the best yarns!

  26. Erica says:

    Great podcast! I love the sweater you are working on.

  27. Denise Katz says:

    Can’t wait for the Spin Along!

  28. Jean says:

    Love the show…..you keep me company at work. Love the cakewalk sample packs….another great marketing idea!!!

  29. Amy says:

    Cakewalk sampler please 😉

    I liked the giggling on this episode!

  30. Ana says:

    I sure hope to win this! Your sweater looks wonderful Leslie……….

  31. Becky says:

    You all make my Mondays bearable…thank you!!

  32. Chi says:

    Thanks so much for another fantastic webcast!

  33. Ky says:

    I can’t believe I just spent an hour watching/knitting along to two strangers talk about knitting and spinning. I wanted to resist but your enthusiasm, humor, and those accents drew me in:)

  34. Gelareh says:

    I love your show, and th ebook review, I have her other two books, and must have the last one. movie night….cool.

  35. lorraine says:

    that cloudlover fiber is gorgeous! i need to learn how to spin! yay for halloween double feature!!

  36. Julie says:

    I would love to win the Cakewalk yarn. It is sooooo gorgeous. If I don’t win I’ll be purchasing some soon!

    windzgirl on Ravelry

  37. Wanda in AR says:

    Thanks for the wonderful show. Love the book review and the new mag. I will have to go get it. Can’t wait to see you in Dec at AR Fiber

  38. Katie O says:

    I always laugh when I watch. Love the colors for the upcoming KAL/SAL!! Love them!

  39. Stephanie B says:

    Great episode – I love the new shawl pattern.

  40. TracyB says:

    Loved the book review this week.

  41. Diane L. says:

    I LOVE your podcast, knitgirllls! but you guys are enablers!! LOL because of you I am about to purchase a spindle to get started on spinning. apparently my addiction to knitting wasn’t enough…

    Keep up the great work! Love y’all! 😉

  42. Sabrina Bastine says:

    Enjoyed the show and would love to win the yarn.

  43. Angela says:

    Loved the podcast, and the yarn 🙂

  44. Kate says:

    I love your show – and am always excited for a new episode. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  45. Alison Z says:

    It took me a while but I finally got caught up on your podcasts! I don’t know why it took me so long to find them but I’m glad I did. Thanks for sharing your knitting lives with us and thanks also for the chance to win that gorgeous yarn! 🙂

  46. Angel says:

    Thanks for the book review. I think it’s going on my amazon wishlist. 🙂

  47. Pauline says:

    I meant to comment last week about Sweet Sheep. There are in fact still in business. And being Canadian myself, it’s such a treat to hear a Canadian fiber source referenced!

  48. Allison H says:

    I am excited for “Knit Whatever the Heck You Want Day,” but that’s what almost every day is for me. I have a serious number of WIPs. I am thinking about joining the spin along this time around, except my dog ate my spindle. : ( I will have to replace it before then!!

  49. Another fun episode!!! 😉

  50. Gretchen says:

    Love watching the episode each week. I’m so in favor of Knit Whatever You Want Day.

  51. Love the podcast and the yarn.

  52. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    5 stars!!!!!!
    marvellous as always.
    well done, Laura on finishing the shawl, looks lovely.
    Leslie, the ‘Greek Key”design on the cuff is great. will you be doing same on the yoke?
    Looking forward to watching the tutorial on grafting.

  53. Kathy Stanley says:

    Another great podcast!

  54. Mary Beth says:

    Another awesome show!! Agreeing with some others about the widget, can Plurk or Google+ be added??

  55. Erin says:

    I love you ladies. I only recently found your videos and watch at least one every day (until I catch up). I am no where near as skilled as you two are but I always feel like I could sit down for coffee (or something else) and knit for hours.

  56. Anna (alcatmom) says:

    Love the podcast and all you do, even the enabling!

  57. Anna L says:

    Ya’ll were really entertaining this week (you always are), but this week you were so — Busy. Lots of stuff. Love the fiber and the yarn for the SAL/KAL will have mine ordered in a few minutes. Also would really love to have the Tree Frog colored yarn or the sampler pack.

  58. Roberta (Bertalizbal) says:

    I think you two are hilarious and can’t wait to watch your show 🙂

  59. Anne says:

    I really enjoy you video blog!

  60. Carla says:

    I adore the sample pack – sooo cute

  61. Anna says:

    Can’t wait to knit lesleys cowl!

  62. Eloise says:

    Enjoyed the reviews this week among other things. Sorry I missed seeing the new shawl at the Fiber day, Laura.

  63. Susan says:

    Another great episode. Thanks for all that you two do!

  64. Katrina says:

    Another great episode. I can’t wait to see everyone spin up that gorgeous fiber! Thanks for having another giveaway.

  65. sue says:

    Another great episode! Laura your shawl looks amazing. I hope you dont run out of yarn Leslie on your sweater, fingers crossed. I couldnt resist entering the competition since those yarns look amazing, and you always do such great giveaways. I will definately need to find a copy of that new magazine too. Happy knitting!!!!

  66. Knittinangel says:

    Great podcast! I love, love, love the shawl. I have been looking for a shawl pattern to begin and now I’ve found it. Can’t wait to get it and get started! Also, love the colors that Leslie decided for her spinning. Great choice. Can’t wait to see it completed!

  67. Nicky says:

    Love the podcast!! Thanks for enabling me in my knitting and crafting life! Really enjoy all your finished projects and find lots of inspiration from them!

  68. Siennekitty says:

    Loved the show. Ans the enabling….I have a big fiber market coming up in tree weeks need to keep money in pocket… Or maybe just one thing..

  69. Janie (yarnyaker) says:

    Thanks for the contest & for the hard work you put into your podcast!

  70. Jenifer (jenquilts2) says:

    A really great episode. I look forward to them every week. Thanks for the book and magazine reviews between them and the spinning KAL it’s going to be really hard to be good.

  71. Gina Assetta says:

    I look forward to watching every week!

  72. BJ says:

    Lovely showcase of fiber….. i luv the purple too:)

  73. Kathy 'KnitInPupLick' says:

    Another great episode! Thanks ladies!

  74. Melody says:

    Thanks for reviewing the new magazine. Sounds like I need to go out and find myself a copy. Another awesome show. I always look forward to my weekly knitting time with you girls.

  75. Julie says:

    Love your podcasts! You are both enablers, you know!

  76. Geal says:

    thanks for all your hard work.

  77. Momma2Be says:

    Great show ladies! (as usual!)

  78. Joy says:

    Loved this entry, girls! I am so glad I found you guys. I love to knit and watch!

  79. Great show, as always. You two make me laugh 🙂

  80. Britni Ewing says:

    Oh another yummy giveaway! Loved this episode. You made me laugh several times! 🙂

  81. Catherine says:

    You guys are such great enablers (its a scary talent…) I’m already thinking of how to get enough money together to buy soooo many things thanks to your reviews!!

  82. judigo says:

    Love your videocast – keep them coming!!!

  83. LoriAngela says:

    Great funny and fun episode. I don’t want to enter the contest because I don’t want you to think I only watch for the prizes, but I loves me some yarn.

  84. Kitten With A Whiplash says:

    The magazine sounds interesting for the grafting and closures articles, but once again we guys are left in the lurch for patterns. Also, at $14.95 it’s a bit costly for something printed on magazine quality paper instead of at least a paperback with book quality paper. Hopefully I’ll find it a thrift shop someday, ‘cuz I would like those articles.

    The cakewalk yarn is killer, love that colorway. Thanks to you and them for the giveaway.

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  86. SwedishRose says:

    Loved the show as always and can’t wait to meet you guys in just a little more than 2 weeks!

  87. ANN aka realmessy says:

    oh my dear friends you are such a ray of sunshine in my very rainy location – I live for your podcast!

  88. Carmen says:

    I’ve never used Cakewalk Yarns before, but I want to! Thanks for the chance to win!

  89. Janet says:

    I found out about this from the Wendy Knits blog. Always glad to find a new knitting learning source.

  90. Ashley (Ishadow72) says:

    Did I miss it? I didn’t hear Neelix bark! Anywho, YEAH for Cakewalk yarn!

  91. Deborah Glaus says:

    I love to listen to your podcast while I sit and knit. I’ve never tried Cakewalk yarn either but I love the name.

  92. Suzy says:

    This is the first time I have heard your podcast. I’m hooked. Cakewalk is awesome!

  93. Roz says:

    Really enjoyed the show. I ordered some cakewalk yarn because of the free worldwide shipping (I’m in the UK) and I’m really looking forward to it arriving. Unfortunately I had to sign up for etsy to do so and now I think there is going to be a lot of yarn buying in the near future.

    Do the knit girllls provide free housing to the people they’ve driven to bankruptcy and destitution with their enabling ways? I might be needing some by December.

  94. Erin says:

    I just found you guys and I love “being” with other knitters!!!

  95. ewesmama says:

    love you guys leslie I love the sleeve details on your grey sweater, keep making me feel like we are at knit night!!

  96. Kristin says:

    Great show! Thanks for reminding me about the Knitter’s Book of Socks. It looks super interesting!

  97. Kathy says:

    I was laughing out loud at the 60 Second Civics discussion – 60 seconds is in fact all anyone needs. Reminded me of School House Rock… 🙂

  98. Donna says:

    First time watcher, will be back.

  99. Lisa Smith says:

    Awesome! I wish I would have had the civic pod when I needed it. I am sure it would have helped me get thru high school.

  100. Lynn says:

    Had to ask my daughter for help with her I-pod, so that I could view the podcast. This could be addicting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  101. Pamela says:

    Thanks for the chance girls, keep those great t-shirts coming LaLa
    Pamaloo on ravelry

  102. Natalie Doyle says:

    Just discovered your video podcast thanks to Wendy Johnson. Can’t wait to become a regular!

  103. Kate says:

    I really do enjoy the book reports a lot. I have purchased several books based on your rave reviews – most recently Wendy Knits Lace. I also appreciate you showing your signature needle that broke – I would never pay that much for one circular needle – the weak spot in the design is always going to be the cable. I like interchangeable needles so I can just switch out a broken cable. Knitpicks really can’t be beat for a good needle and good service when they break – at a good price. NO affiliation, yadda yadda.

    I appreciate that you two are SO consistant in what you podcast – the agenda you follow – and how often it is done. It’s nice to see a new one every week and I know that isn’t always the easiest thing to accomplish considering you both have full time jobs and families. So ThankS!!! It must be nice tho to have some motivation to get some spinning done. I have two full bobbins that need plying – and I have my trusty Louet S10 just for plying and a new bobbin from Susan’s Fiber Shop so I have no excuse. The S10 has GIaNoRmouS bobbins so it’s fantastic for plying. The weather is so nice, I should mow the lawn and clean up the garden….but I think I’ll spin on the porch instead.

    Wish you much success.

  104. Linda D. (epic1313) says:

    That yarn looks awesome. Love all the contests you ladies are having. 🙂

  105. gilby says:

    I have ordered my fiber and can’t wait to participate in my first SAL. As usual I really enjoyed your show. I live in a small town and can’t get together with knitting friends as often as I’d like. It is nice to have the two of you to hang out with.

  106. Maria says:

    Really enjoyed this week’s show. Loved your review about the skirt in Knitwear magazine. I couldn’t stop giggling.

  107. ne-knopka says:

    another great giveaway

  108. Becky says:

    I always love your shows! You two are a hoot together!

  109. Denise says:

    Pick me, pick me! Loved your reviews. I also ran out and blog the knit.wear mag. Loved most of the patterns but not all…..

  110. Lori (HollyBerries) says:

    Just love you guys! Thanks for the giveaway.

  111. Cherie says:

    Just discovered you, love that you talk knitting AND spinning! Am seriously considering doing the SAL, even though I have more than enough fiber to spin already. I’ll enjoy going back through the previous podcasts. Thanks for the reviews.

  112. Shilo Artis says:

    I’ve been eyeballin’ some of Miss Babs’ yarn for a sweater from Coastal Knits. I have a few colorways in mind, so I’m keeping myself on pins and needles until I decide. 🙂 I’ve been working on some booties for my friend’s new baby, but I just can’t seem to get them right. I’ve re-started at least 4 times. I’m glad I found your blog!

  113. Robin says:

    Another fun episode, love the knitting and spinning updates and magazine reviews! 🙂

  114. Kathy says:

    First time visiting and watching. Found you via Wendy Knits and will come back again and check things out more thoroughly.

  115. Tara Wurster says:

    i love that neelix is barking at the geese!! made my day!!! great show as ALWAYS gals cant wait to see what next week brings (hopefully soar sides from laughing too much)

  116. MiataMiMi says:

    Thanks for another great episode; you are both inspirational!

  117. Laura says:

    Love the podcast, and Leslie’s sweater. Can’t wait to see the FO.

  118. Norma says:

    Great show!

  119. Teresa says:

    missed bits of the end (too many distractions), but another great podcast

  120. Linda says:

    Just found your podcast … will be tuning in more often!

  121. Rowena Philbeck says:

    First time to see your podcast. I usually don’t have time to watch these. I really enjoyed yours. Great information and love seeing what you are working on and tips too. I’m a spinner and knitter. Thanks.

  122. loveelamb says:

    Love you guys! Thanks for another great episode, and thanks for the giveaway!

  123. Janet says:

    Can I just say that I am SO excited that you are having a yarn sale along with the fiber sale for the SAL/KAL! Looks GORGEOUS! Also, just to put it out there that my vote is to continue it through January since … you know … Christmas knitting!

    LOVE you guys!

  124. Heather says:

    Love this episode. You guys are awesome! I really appreciate the book reviews.

  125. hotknitter says:

    How generous of Cakewalk. Love watching you two!

  126. Jezz says:

    Your podcast is helping me to pick up the needles again, after five years, so thanks!

  127. Amy says:

    Loved the show as usual – especially Laura’s puppy-dog eyes!

    I think one week you need to film the show when you’re sitting on opposite sides – just because! I don’t know why that occurred to me this week, but it’s true that you always sit in the same spots – except when you’re shooting on location or with a big group.

  128. mary says:

    I just found your wonderful podcast. It is like talking with friends about knitting. Now I am re-excited about my knitting projects again. I don’t think I’ll be up to the number of projects that you two seem to pump out….but I can challenge myself to knit each day. Looking forward to watching you in the future. 🙂

  129. Ana says:

    I love the colors for the SAL/KAL. I am going to have to order both. Also, your review made me go out and get the new Knit Wear magazine and I will also be looking for Clara’s book.

  130. Jude says:

    I can’t believe you guys are still giving away prizes!! CRAZY, but Awesome. Love you both!! ( But not in a stalker, creepy sort of way).

  131. shana says:

    Love the videocast! I’m not a spinner, but I’m excited to join in the SAL/KAL with the yarn– what a great color!

  132. Pat says:

    Great episode. I want to check out the 2 Knit Lit Chicks (but I can’t say that really fast!). On Sunday, I will be knitting on my Saroyan shawl/scarf.

  133. Nancy says:

    am just settling down to listen to ya’ll…love your podcasts!!!

  134. Carla aka 1to1 says:

    Late getting to watch this episode. Thanks for another entertaining one. Hope you both have a wonderful weekend!!

  135. Norma says:

    Today was the first time that I heard your podcast. You guys are great! Thanks

  136. Suzanne says:

    Thanks for another great episode! 🙂

  137. Leslie says:

    My first episode, loved being a part of your world. A great knit group on nights I can’t get to mine. Thanks!

  138. Ginger says:

    I love everything about your videocast. Watching you just makes me smile. Keep up the good work.


  139. Rhonda Cary says:

    Just found you ladies & really enjoyed watching your video podcast!! I look forward to catching more of them!! 🙂

  140. Rebekah Frank says:

    Remy’s story is so heart-wrenching. My prayers go out to the family; let them try and love again! I’m totally gonna stash bust my baby yarn for preemie hats for my local hospital’s NICU.

  141. anne vally says:

    Fun episode! Every time my husband hears your voices on my computer, he walks into the living room, shakes his head and laughs. He has started asking if you guys respond back to me when I talk to the computer. 😉

  142. Sandra says:

    Love the podcast and the carkewalk yarns. Ordered some after the last show and it is soooo lovely!

  143. Sandra says:

    Love the podcast and the cakewalk yarns. Ordered some after the last show and it is soooo lovely!

  144. Debbie says:

    I really enjoy your podcast. You two are wonderful enablers. 😀

  145. Aberdonian says:

    I’m still really loving your show! It makes me feel that I do have knitting friends nearby!

  146. Angela says:

    Just found your podcast and love you guys. Why can’t I find a knitting bff where I live?

  147. Kathy Clemente says:

    Great show!!!

  148. Vanessa says:

    I love your show! Cakewalk yarns are amazing!

  149. Monique G says:

    I love you gals but MAN are you eeeevil enablers – I fell down and pre-ordered for the SAL/KAL

  150. Suzanne Marie says:

    Awesome as always! Love both the shawl and the sweater!

  151. Walden121 says:

    Did not know about the new interweave magazine, thanks for reviewing it, I need to go pick it up now!

  152. Cheryl S. says:

    I just learned about you two. This is my first time listening/watching. Don’t laugh or think that I’m crazy but I now have sit-n-knit friends when I can’t actually make it to my lys. That’s how I felt as I listened. I can just log on to your site whenever I want to sit-n-knit and I LOVE it! I’m incredibly sad that I learned of you too late to try and get a spot at the SSK 2012. I would have definitely put my name into the hat.

    Keep doing what you’re doing!

  153. Lakshmi says:

    I love knitting along with you guys as i watch your podcast!

  154. Jean M says:

    I bought the Knit.Wear magazine too, I love the cover (I think I missed when you that pattern) by designer Eric Patberg, love this Shaped Capelets. I look forward to each Episode so I can watch and knit.

  155. Robin says:

    Love the podcast. I love to knit when I watch it. But you girls are hard on the wallet!! 🙂

  156. Shayla says:

    Ummm Hocus Pocus is THE BEST Halloween movie!!! I still have it on VHS!

  157. Rebecca says:

    I enjoyed the show and this sunday as I knit whatever the heck I want day….I will ponder where the heck does Laura get time to have so many finished objects??? 😉

  158. Graebel says:

    Hi, This was my first episode and I’m kicking myself for not finding it sooner. Great show, I really enjoyed the reviews and I would write more but my toddler is bouncing manically on the couch. :O

  159. Debbie H says:

    I would love to win! thanks, Debbie H

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