Episode 89 – Organization is Optional

This week we work through our normal segments, review Stashbuster Knits by Melissa Leapman, and talk about recording schedule changes over the next couple of weeks. We also mention how to request ad space on the site.

Laura is knitting on a a mitered crosses blanket out of Silk Garden and Cascade 220 on size 6 needles. She also has cast on 2 new shawls.  The first is Ziggity by Kirstin Kapur for our SSK knitalong.  It is out of Bugga in the Rusty Willow Sawfly and Perfect Day Yarns Ode to Seasock (no longer dyeing) in the Fairlights colorway on size 6 needles. She is also knitting Hitchhiker by Matina Behm on size 4 needles out of Cloudlover SAL/KAL fiber in the Hounted Vineyard Colorway.

Leslie has cast on  some Single Malt Woolmeise 100% for the Make a Wish socks. She is using the pattern, Bavarian Cables, by Wendy Johnson.  She is going to knit them on size 1 needles.  Leslie has also cast on Savina out of Handspun on size 8 (5mm) needles

Laura has  finished a square in her a mitered crosses blanket out of Silk Garden and Cascade 220 on size 6 needles.

Leslie has finished a square for Beck from her own pattern.

Leslie has spun batts from Spinning Straw into Gold.

Laura has  spun  Cloudloved Kal/Sal fiber in the Haunted Vineyard Colorway (470 yards 2-ply) and a N-plyed 2 ounce batt from Blue Goose Farms (60 yards).  She is spinning in the Z direction, Pigeon Roof Studios batt in Faery.

Book Review: Stashbuster Knits by Melissa Leapman

Correction: Spud and Chloe Fine is Machine Washable.

Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks: You can find her facebook page here.

Laura’s Arkansas Purchases:

Roving and Silk Hankies by  Droll Eclectic (Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park is the book I mention)

Dawning Dreams

Clear Creek Lavender 

Sassafras Creations


Mama Zooma

No recording on Sunday!

Laura’s shawl is Mara

SSK peeps: New KAL for Kirsten Kapur and payments are due soon!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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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.

306 Responses to Episode 89 – Organization is Optional

  1. Paul Cessna says:

    I look forward to watching your podcast all week. I think Loura (LaLa) will have her own book someday, because she has great patterns.antediti

    • mamieto4 says:

      LOVE the podcast- a must-watch every week. I’m a new spinner-well, not really a spinner. I have the wheel- just waiting for lessons.

  2. Katiebell says:

    It’s the 11th. Giggle.

  3. Jan says:

    Another awesome episode! I am soooo looking forward to your spinning tutorials! Just got my first wheel and your tutorials are always great! Have a great time on your vacations and Happy Holidays! 🙂

  4. Beverly says:

    I can’t wait to see the colorways Christy comes up with. Good Luck to you Christy on your new venture.

  5. Adrienne says:

    Such pretty sock yarns for a giveaway! Love the dk weight.

  6. Nina says:

    Yay for the yarn giveaway!!! Can’t wait to watch the spinning tutorials. I’m still on the fence about whether or not I want to get into spinning. My days are pretty full as it is and I definitely don’t need something else to spend money on….. 🙂

  7. I hope you both have very blessed holidays. 🙂

  8. Elizabeth (Liz) says:

    Once again you got the post it flags going strong! lol, I just love the colors in that Winter Wonderland Twinkle Toes!
    Hugs to you both take care and Happy Holidays!

  9. Suzanne Marie says:

    You all are great!!!! It is the 11th though LOL

  10. Betty says:

    I loved the podcast without organization – it seems like you accomplish alot with organization – I love the self striping sock yarn and the DK yarn for men’s socks. Have a Happy Holiday season.

  11. Stitchinoutloud says:

    Great podcast as per usual and those give-away skeins are BROOOTEEFUL!!

  12. Laura Bowser says:

    Love, love your show! I also am so excited for the new yarn shop – Hiwasse! Enjoy your time with your families – Happy Holidays!!

  13. Sarah says:

    too bad we wont be in CA at the same time, Leslie!

    Also, gimme yarn!

  14. Anna (alcatmom) says:

    I would love to win me some of that gorgeous yarn! Safe travels to you both!

  15. Luna says:

    Just recently discovered your podcast and I love it! Such good company while I work on projects I tend to procrastinate on 🙂

  16. Bev Love says:

    I am looking forward to trying some of Kristy’s bases. Love the colors you are giving away.

  17. Pat Whatley says:

    Love the show! Have safe and thoughly enjoyable trips.

  18. Tracy says:

    Loved the podcast and LaLa’s shawl was gorgeous. Excited about the giveaway:)

  19. Patti Sandstrom says:

    another great show. Happy travels. Beautiful batts. Nice yarn.

  20. Jodi (clive4ever) says:

    LOVE the stripy colorway! I’m sure I’ll be ordering some of her stuff.

  21. Maya (MayaMoonie) says:

    Fun episode, as always! Thanks so much for doing what you do. I am quite worried, though – it looks more and more like you guys are going to end up convincing me to take up spinning.

  22. Mei says:

    I enjoyed seeing you & meeting you two at AR Fiber Extravaganza. Thanks for signing my spindle – I’m going to varnish it and keep it forever. Leslie, I loved your rainbow socks. Laura, I loved your blue shawl, and you are way taller in person than on camera 🙂

  23. Kate says:

    I enjoy your company, as I knit at o/darkthirty – being a night shifter my hours are WAY strange. So I look forward to this every week. Thanks. Your Haunted Vineyard turned out nice, LaLa – I need to get cracking on mine. I cleared off some bobbins this week and hope to have some time to spin. Thanks for keeping us all motivated and doing new stuff.

  24. Jenny Hice says:

    Love love love your show and look forward to your weekly podcasts. Always inspiring. Thank you both for what you do.

  25. Tashbalaz says:

    Love the show as usual. Thanks for the great book review. I am on a stash busting mission in 2012 so it sounds like this is the book for me next year. I also love how you ‘back announce’ things on the podcast. I often miss the name of a book or a yarn you are talking about and i really appreciate that you mention it again at the end of the chatter. Have a great Christmas.

  26. Cyn says:

    Discovered your podcasts last month and look forward to them each week now. I bought my first Signature needles because of you ( they’re awesome!). Thank you both and safe travels!

  27. Carla says:

    Wow – a new yarn company – yippee

  28. kathy says:

    More self-striping on the market. Yay! It’s soooooo addictive!

  29. Angela says:

    I love trying new yarns!

  30. andigal says:

    You guys are a great way to end my weekend! Thank you for another great giveaway. 🙂

  31. Mary T says:

    Love the self-striping yarn!

  32. Lovely show guys.

    I’m sorry the Neelix keeps eating things, is dog-proofing similar to baby-proofing?

    Molly : )

  33. Tonya says:

    Love you girllls! Sitting down to watch your podcast and do some knitting has become a highlight of my week. I can’t wait to watch all the spinning videos you mentioned. I hope you both have wonderful relaxing vacations. Happy Holidays!

  34. stephanie gordon says:

    Happy Holidays! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely looking yarn – would love to try it!!! Love the podcast – already looking forward to your next episode. Can’t wait to see what all you finish for Christmas! Also, looking forward to the episode on spinning…. my interest in spinning is growing. No, my stash is too big already! Safe travels! Stephanie (indigodogmt on Ravelry)

  35. judy m says:

    The yarn looks beautiful. Enjoy watching your shows.

  36. Sarah says:

    Have some great travels, you two!

  37. Jennifer Britton says:

    Lovely new yarn! Thanks for another great show!

  38. Elana says:

    Glad to hear I wasn’t the only one that couldn’t count to 8 when knitting the Hitchhiker.
    Love your show.

  39. Esther May says:

    Thank you for an other great episode and please accept my Best Wishes for the Season, to both of you and to your families.

  40. Becky says:

    Would love to win one of the prizes. As always, you Rock!

  41. Jessica Peled (jpeled on rav) says:

    Great show as always! I hope you both have safe, fun travels and a very Merry Christmas and Happy, Happy New Year!!

  42. Karen Lubeck says:

    Loved the show. The stash buster book looks great. Please choose me for the giveaway!

  43. loveelamb says:

    Such pretty yarn! Thanks for the giveaway. And good luck with your holiday knitting!

  44. Rhonda Cary says:

    Ohhh yeah!!! More self-striping yarn! How fun and pretty!! 🙂
    Thanks ladies for another entertaining show!!

  45. Brenda says:

    Pretty yarn giveaway!!

  46. Pamela says:

    Thanks for the chance! Love the colours… and can’t wait for the etsy shop to open ..Jan 1 seems so far away!

  47. Kristine M. says:

    Love the yarn! Thanks for the laughs on Monday mornings.

  48. penelope10 says:

    Awesome yarn!

  49. Katie says:

    Yay for the tutorials.

    Safe travels & enjoy your vacations!

  50. lifexhistory says:

    Ooh, pick me, pretty please! Happy travels!

  51. Chelsea says:

    Thanks for reviewing that book. Saw it on amazon recently and wondered if it was worth purchasing. Thanks for another lovely (as usual) episode!

  52. aprilshowers says:

    I love shopping vicariously through you guys!

  53. Penny H says:

    Great episode, I always look forward to them. Happy Holiday’s to you.

  54. claude st-cerny says:

    Thank you for letting us know about new products we would not necessarily know about and for helping artisans get their name out there. God knows that small business need all the help they can get.

  55. Anna says:

    Great episode! Love the yarn!

  56. ScotiaKnit says:

    I look forward to your show every week — and get seriously miffed when I can’t watch it at work!!

  57. Matt says:

    Love the yarns…especially the guy sock yarn!! You two have a great holiday and we will see you when we see ya. Can’t wait for the tutorials!!!

  58. Brenda says:

    What lovely yarn! My almost 3 year old daughter loved watching with me today!

  59. Amy says:

    Yum Yarn. I want some to try.

  60. Sarah Whaley says:

    Another great episode! Spinning, tea and The Knit Girllls. I’m having a great afternoon! 🙂

  61. jesdod says:

    I loved how long it took you to decide what day it was! That’s how I am pretty much every day. On occasion I get the month wrong as well. Also, nice hair today Leslie, Lala your giant shawl makes me drool and I love both the Hiwassee Creek yarns! Great giveaway and can’t wait till the next episdode!


  62. MaryL says:

    Merry Christmas to both of you! The yarns are beautiful!!

  63. Susan Hall says:

    I love your shawl LaLa! I went straight to your project page to find it so I have it queued now! I would love to win either yarn, they are both lovely!

  64. Karin says:

    I love the podcast and all the giveaways! Happy Holidays!

  65. Hind Del Pilar says:

    Three weeks without Theknitgirllls?! Hope you guys have a great vacation, thank you for another great giveaway.

  66. Monique says:

    Merry Christmas!!!

  67. bridgette says:

    Awesome episode this week ladies! i just couldn’t get over how clear you two sound. I would love to win the self-striping sock yarn that sparkles! Love listening to your banter about all things crafty!

  68. Monique G says:

    OMG striping yarn WITH sparkles!!!!??? I’m giddy with the thought of that!!!!

  69. Heather N says:

    Want! I love Three Ewes Twisted In Fiber, so to have a sister company seems really amazing! I cannot wait to get a skein! 😀

  70. Linda D. (epic1313) says:

    Those yarns are both gorgeous! And I hope you guys have great trips.

    Safe Travels. :o)

  71. Karen says:

    Fab episode, and I am really looking forward to your spinning videoes too!

  72. Renada says:

    Self-serving post to get two more entries for the yarn, lol. I love the colorway sent to Leslie too.

  73. Carey (momofpeg on Rav) says:

    Wonderful episode! I would love to win the yarn!!!

  74. Fie says:

    The yarn looks so yummy and your schedule sounds interesting.

  75. Marcia says:

    Good luck to Christy. Love the self striping yarn.

  76. Sheila says:

    This is the first week I’ve been caught up with my video podcasts and watching in real time (so to speak). So the first time I could have known if you had the date right. :^)

  77. Heather R. says:

    I look forward to your podcast every week! The yarn for the giveaway looks beautiful. It would be a real treat to win one of them! Travel safe and I wish you both a wonderful holiday season.

  78. Heather Rossetto says:

    I look forward to your podcast every week! The yarn looks beautiful. It would be a treat to win a skein! Travel safely and may you both have a wonderful holiday season!

  79. Heather says:

    I SO love that Winter Wonderland colorway. I can’t wait to see what other new yarns she comes up with.

  80. TracyB says:

    Safe travels to both of you!

  81. Scottie says:

    Love the colors, I sure could find a use for that…must check out what else they have.

  82. Vanessa says:

    Oh my goodness – this was one of the best shows ever – I never laughed to hard and loud – my son was giving me weird looks – I was listening on my laptop with headphones – you two are the best! Best wishes on your travels and I look forward to the videos of the spinning lessons you will put up.
    Love the yarn you presented – especially the self striping one – I sure do hope I win either one –
    if not – best wishes to all those entering
    Vanessa in Upstate NY

  83. Patty Creelman says:

    Love your video cast. Watch it every week. This is my first comment on a blog and first time to enter a giveaway.
    Hope I’m doing it right. Thanks for all the work you put into the weekly show.

  84. Kristi says:

    Oh I love your color Laura! What a great giveaway!

  85. Tina says:

    Another great episode. Both yarns are gorgeous!

  86. Jean says:

    Thanks for the great show…..I just started the Hitchhiker and was glad to hear that I am not the only one that is challenged by counting to four!! Happiest holidays

  87. Leslie M says:

    Love the spinning content this week. Inspires me to do more. Thanks Knitgirlls, you rock!

  88. Lisa says:

    I absolutely LOVE both of those yarns!! Already tried to check out her Etsy site but alas, nothing there till later. I have favorited the site though and I’m sure I’ll be frequenting it a LOT!! Gorgeous yarns…thanks for the chance to win!! ….Lisa

  89. Jackie says:

    Love to win other one. Love you girls too. Great show.

  90. Suzanne L. says:

    Can’t say enough about your video cast love love love it and would love love love to win something too.

  91. Rebecca says:

    Great episode! Gorgeous giveaway yarns! 🙂

  92. Jennifer McConnell aka Lunchdress says:

    Another entertaining show, thanks!

    Leslie– if you go through San Luis Obispo on your California trip and find yourselves hungry I heartily recommend Big Sky Cafe. I love driving up and down our beautiful coast and this is one of my fav places to stop for vittles…

    Have a great trip (both of y’alls!)

  93. Cyndi says:

    I love yarn! and the show 🙂

  94. Leslie M says:

    Leslie, you will love Portland, knit shops galore! Don’t miss Happy Knits, Yarn Garden (half a block away) and Knit Purl in the Pearl District. Stop in Ashland, OR for a rest – enjoy the Redwoods!

  95. Sommer says:

    I love the yarns.

  96. Anna says:

    Another great episode. I love the haunted vineyard colorway. It’s working out great as a hitchhiker.
    Hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation. Oregon is a great place to live…enjoy your trip through here.
    Excited to see more colorways from Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks 🙂

  97. Eric Hinsch says:

    Love the colors on both of the skeins. I’m knitting a Hitchhiker out of handspun, too!

  98. Erin says:

    I cannot explain how much your podcast has helped me on a day that is full stress and sadness due to a very ill family member. During the podcast I could focus on knitting and “walk away” from my reality for a bit. Thank you so much for that retreat. Have safe travels and a great holiday season. Again, thank you.

  99. lorraine says:

    the new rafflecopter hates me and wont let me enter my comment..let me try this again 🙂
    I love watching you guys! laura your hitchhiker is looking fantastic!

  100. Claudia Collier says:

    Great yarns for a giveaway. I’ve queued the Hitchhiker 🙂

  101. Graebel says:

    Beautiful… self-striping is so cool. I have to finish my first pair of socks (soon, very soon) but I may get my second from her.

  102. Marilyn says:

    Lovely yarn! I can tell some of it belongs in my stash.
    Look forward to your podcast every week.

  103. ewesmama says:

    lovely yarn please enter me, have a safe trip and merry christmas to you both!

  104. Karen says:

    Hello ladies! I LOVE this podcast sooooo much. The Haunted Vineyard colorway is gorgeous. It makes me want to learn how to spin soooo bad. Keep up the great work and have nice trips.

  105. K Harvey says:

    great show as usual. keep up the good work.

  106. Tracy says:

    I’m eagerly awaiting the launch of the new store. The colors are gorgeous!

  107. phoenixfire says:

    Beautiful yarn! Please enter me in the drawing.

  108. Lynda says:

    I just love watching your podcast. You are both so full of giggles and smiles and it is so fun to watch. Great giveaway!

  109. Judi says:

    Great yarn – would love to win one!!

  110. Lesley says:

    I loved the look on Ya ‘alls faces when the sodas tipped over Thanks for another great episode ! Be safe traveling

  111. Mary says:

    Very excited about the new yarn. I’ve already joined the Ravelry group so I can keep up to date.
    Love the podcast!!!

  112. Theresa says:

    I’ve started spindle spinning and am ogling wheels now. I look forward to the show each week and love to watch.

  113. Shalanda says:

    You all make spinning look so easy and fun! I will resist the temptation to learn yet another craft! Lol! The sock yarn is beautiful.

  114. Sarah says:

    Great show, as always! Who needs organization, I say….
    Lovely yarns; thanks for the chance to win!

  115. Lisa Smith says:

    Wow…you guys are so much fun to watch!
    Thanks for the chance to win this yarn!

  116. Lisa Smith says:

    Great podcast!

  117. Xenanena says:

    Looking forward to those spinning tutorials! Hooray for yarm giveaway….hooray for bloopers that let us know you’re not just super human knitters and spinners-can’t wait to see that, too!

  118. Angela says:

    so musch fun watching your episodes, much better than studying for my exams 😛

  119. Patricia says:

    Love the podcast!

  120. As always I enjoyed knitting with you tonight!! I’m so glad that the two of you recorded some shows to get me through the holidays!

    Love the yarn!

    Happy holidays and safe travels to you both!

  121. Sabrina Bastine says:

    Merry Christmas and enjoy your vacations. I’d love to try the yarn; the colors look great.

  122. Leslie says:

    Test Entry for Rafflecopter

  123. Sheri says:

    Another great video cast! love the yarn!

  124. Can’t wait for the spinning tutorials! Awesome giveaway!!

  125. Becky says:

    You girls are so much fun! I love Christy and Crystal yarns and wish them both all the best in their new ventures. Either of those yarns would be welcome in my home…….:o)

  126. Aja says:

    What a super fabulous episode ladies, glad to see your holiday pressies are coming along nicely:)
    Have a great trip!!

  127. Susan says:

    Very pretty yarns! They are welcome to come to my house!

  128. Katrina says:

    I can’t wait to see the spinning videos! Have safe travels both of you!

  129. Lisa says:

    Great podcast. Love the new sock yarn….great colors! I will be going to her facebook page! Thanks

  130. Gretchen says:

    Great episode. Hopefully the plan for next week works .

  131. Tamara says:

    The yarns are beautiful. Can’t wait to see the spinning videos 🙂

  132. Kristen Machowski says:

    I absolutely love you both and your pod cast, I learn so much every time I watch.

    That’s beautiful yarn that I’d love to get my hands on, best of luck to all that enter.

  133. Callie Cummings says:

    Pick me! Pick me! Pretty please 🙂

  134. Fran says:

    Can’t wait for the spinning videos. Safe travels.

  135. Mandy says:

    Hope you both have safe travels and you get lots of traveling knitting done.

    I hope I win. 🙂

  136. StacyLoves says:

    Really enjoyed this episode with all the silly.

  137. Kristin says:

    Looking forward to watching the spinning tutorials!

  138. booksbiker says:

    I envy you the fiber festivities, really enjoyed seeing all the goodies this week and last.

  139. Gerry says:

    I am glad to see the review on Stashbuster Knits
    just what I need right ’bout now.

    Am intrigued with Silk Hankies.

    Self-striping yarn is calling to me.


  140. Victoria Hadar says:

    love the show and the yarn

  141. Malin says:

    Great show as always 🙂 I’d love to win the yarn!

  142. Renee says:

    Great episode. It always makes me happy to see you two.

  143. Suzanne Gates says:

    Self striping….and well I a would like it for myself….mouhahaha

  144. Ann aka realmessy says:

    Loving the show, sure hope I win one of these. Thanks so much for being my knitting friends.

  145. Anna L says:

    As my 3 year old grandson says when he wants something to be his “I, Me, Mine”

  146. Anna L says:

    As my 3 year old grandson says when he wants something to be his “I, Me, Mine” And was great seeing ya’ll at Hot Springs and the spinning videos are great. Almost, I say ALMOST makes me want to tackle spinning again.

  147. bee says:

    Another awesome episode! I always love watching you ladies 😀 I missed knit nights this year (its my first year of full time work) and watching you makes me feel like I can have knit night whenever it’s convenient for me 😀

  148. Jenifer (jenquilts2) says:

    I look forward to your episodes each week. I hope you get a chance to record on the 21st. I love the self-striping yarn!

  149. I’m a fairly new viewer and I totally love you guys! I’m a knitter and learning how to spin. I seriously love the give away yarn and will be buying it if I’m not the winner. Thanks for all the time you put in to the show.

  150. Linda says:

    Great show, as always. You are so much fun to watch.

  151. ac pool says:

    Take it easy on yourselves. If there is no time to record, just post the results of the drawing. Happy Holidays.

  152. Michele says:

    Thanks so much for the new spinning tutorials!!! I’m a wanna be but somehow feel I’m getting closer to taking the giant step 🙂 Traveling mercies to you both and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as well.

  153. BigAshDog says:

    Those yarns are beautiful! I’ve never used self striping before and I always seem to need gray but am rarely drawn to buy it when I’m impulse shopping.

  154. aplayfulday says:

    I loved your matching eyeshadow today! I would love some pretty christmasy yarn!

  155. Eloise says:

    Savina was my mother’s middle name. And I would love to win some pretty yarn.

  156. Lora says:

    Love, love, love you guys!!! Hope to one day meet you in person. One of my top favorite podcasts. Keep thinking I should talk some of the girls in my knitting group into starting a podcast a la knitgirlllish. 🙂

  157. Jessica (showmeyourknits on Rav) says:

    Laura, thanks for showing me your haul from Arkansas. Also, you were right that I would love the Pigeonroof color schemes–that fluffy batt of yours is delicious. Leslie–Have a wonderful trip. It sounds like a lot of fun. Say hello to all my family in Portland. 🙂

  158. fran walker says:

    You two are so much fun to watch -you make me so happy and I love just sitting here knitting and hearing you talk- Hope you both have wonderful happy trips – You deserve a break and the trip to CA leslie sounds like so much fun – I have my hand up for the yarn- not on facebook so I must blog- appreciate your dedication to recording sounds like the next recording will be tight

  159. Cait says:

    I’m very excited about the Hiwasse yarn. Looks super cute.

  160. beck says:

    I want the lovely yarns!! so pretty! (and that label isn’t bad either) 😛

  161. Michele Mussman says:

    Recently found your blog and I love it. I live in Alaska and our days are very dark right now and watching the two of you really brightens my day. I especially love the book reviews. Thanks!

  162. Julie says:

    I just finished watching your spinning videos…They are so helpful!

  163. Lisa G says:

    I love this week’s book, definitely one for my wishlist. I enjoy seeing your Arkansas purchases. A host of new vendors that I wouldn’t get a chance to see in MN.

  164. Cathy Moore says:

    I’m a new watcher. Enjoying your show. Have great holiday travels!

  165. Ambie says:

    I can’t wait to see what LaLa does with those beautiful silk hankies. Happy holidays!

  166. Kathy says:

    Another awesome episode! And holy smokes, that’s some gorgeous yarn for the giveaway!

  167. Sandy Z. says:

    I’ll definitely be looking at those videos, anything to help. And, I’ll check out the new yarns, unfortunately. 😉

  168. Gwynthie says:

    So excited to see that you added the tutorials on spinning. I got a bit of fiber at my LYS last night and tonight the wheel is coming out of storage! What great timing. Love your show….and would love to win a skein of yarn. The tonal is beautiful. I’ll definitely check out the Hiwasa website. Happy travels!

  169. Anne says:

    Happy Holidays ladies. Always enjoy your videocasts and looking forward to watching your tutorials.

  170. Jessica B says:

    Love, love, love the yarn. So pretty

  171. Linda C (linnalark on Ravelry) says:

    Great episode and another book for my wishlist. The giveaway yarn looks gorgeous too so I’m keeping my fingers crossed, lol. 😉

  172. Beth K says:

    Safe and happy travels!!

  173. Dawn says:

    I like the idea of the spinning videos. I have never learned to navajo ply before,so that sounds interesting. I rather like the yarn for the giveaway. Well,I hope you have a great time traveling!

  174. Elizabeth GM says:

    Both of the giveaway yarns are so beautiful, though I’m especially drawn to the self-striping one! Thanks for all the great watching — I’m amazed at how well you all keep up with your recording schedule, not to mention all the wonderful tutorials you have added recently.

  175. Jenessa says:

    Another wonderful episode! I loved seeing all the fiber goodies 🙂 Hope you both have a wonderful Christmas!!

  176. Catherine says:

    More awesomeness! Loving everything so far – keep it up for all of your happy viewers x

  177. Deb Saunders says:

    Would love to win !!!

  178. Carla aka 1to1 says:

    Praying that you all have safe travels!! Wish I was going to San Diego!!

  179. Melanie Douglas says:

    Thanks for another great giveaway! I hope you both have safe travels and enjoy the up coming holidays!
    Love your podcast, and look forward to many more episodes !

  180. Bionickristie says:

    I’m currently knitting my very first pair of Three Ewes socks (which also happen to be my first toe-ups ever) and am now anxiously awaiting my chance to try Hiwassee! Consider my fingers crossed!

  181. Sharon says:

    Have a great holiday and safe travels! Love that new yarn

  182. Paula G says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win that fab new yarn!

  183. Sandra says:

    Aw man, the moment I saw that yarn, I was searching for it on Google. I am going to be watching it like a hawk for the update later this month. I want the colorway that Laura was showing so much!

  184. Bonnie says:

    Sooo enjoy your podcasts and was thrilled to see the spinning videos. Watched all at one sitting and then watched the podcast. Now I will be having withdrawals from needing to wait for the next. Will have to go back and watch old podcast in the absence of new. Enjoy your time with family and friends.

  185. Allison H says:

    The shawl you are working on is beautiful, Leslie! Thanks for another great episode and for all the tutorials. I have only just began learning how to drop spindle, but they still will be interesting to watch. Happy holidays and safe traveling!!

  186. Linda says:

    Really liked both yarns. Very much liked your spinning videos especially the plying. I bought a drop spindle to begin to learn to spin before purchasing a wheel hopefully next year. Have really enjoyed your podcasts. Keep it up!!!!

    Merry Christmas to you & your families.

  187. Annette says:

    I can’t wait to see Christy’s new yarns! I’m looking forward to your tutorial series. I love watching your show! Happy Holidays! 🙂

  188. DarrinDee says:

    Love the new yarn in this giveaway! And I too liked all the handy info given in the book ya’ll reviewed – I might have to check that out.

    Have safe travels and Happy Holidays!!

  189. April says:

    Love the show and love the yarn too. 🙂

  190. Ruthie says:

    I am new here…heard about you through Wendy’s blog. Love your podcasts! So fun. Thanks for the spinning tutorials, too, though my attempts at spinning are not nearly so nice as your yarns. *sigh* Think I’ll stick with commercial yarns. LOVE the Hiwassee Creek self-striping yarn. Sooooooo pretty!!

    Merry Christmas and safe travels!!

  191. Patti says:

    I am a self striping sock yarn virgin, Noro aside, so I hope we can change that. I may have to purchase some if I don’t win it!

  192. Cosmoknot says:

    Lala, it seems like that mitered square blanket has gone on forever–are you sick of it? I can’t wait to see the final product when it’s all put together.

    The colors you two use for your projects are always inspirational. Sometimes it’s hard to resist buying that one more skein of beautiful blue, but I’ve started to branch out recently (yay, green!).

    By the by, I’ve heard that Portland’s Yarnia (http://www.yarniapdx.com/) is THE lys to visit…

  193. Carmen says:

    Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful yarn!

  194. Anneh says:

    Sock yarn that is sparkly and stripy!! How awesome! Also, I love the skein Laura got, so I’ll have to check out that shop once it’s stocked up. Thanks for the giveaway!

  195. Mary Horvath says:

    Have fun travels! Leslie, I would recommend driving along HW1 for at least part of the way (especially south of Monterey Bay and north of San Francisco) but bring Dramamine if anyone in your family gets carsick. It’s so pretty.

  196. Betsy says:

    Love the new yarn. Safe travels to both of you and Merry Christmas.

  197. Dawn (knittinwolf) says:

    Awesome yarn!!

  198. Lisa Leavitt says:

    What a neat giveaway! Just in time for the holidays.

  199. Tara says:

    Yep, another fun podcast! Thanks for that, 🙂 Leslie, are you traveling along the Oregon Coast? I live in Lincoln City. Our LYS closed a couple of years ago, sadly. But it would be a delight to meet you.

  200. Ellen Crockett says:

    Just wanted to say that I LOVE this podcast – I’ve tried a couple of others and they are not up to the quality of your production!

    Keep up the good work.

  201. Gwendolyn says:

    You are awesome! Hope you have safe travels and a Merry Christmas

  202. Kathy Rasmussen says:

    Love the yarn, and thanks for the spinning tutorials. Off to watch them now.

  203. Alexa says:

    Thanks so much for the great tutorials! Love your podcast!

  204. marina says:

    beautiful yarn – i’d love to win one 🙂 happy holidays everyone!

  205. Hey y’all! Can’t wait to meet both of you at SSK. This will be my first knitting retreat and I’m so excited. Love your show, look forward to it every week. Have safe travels and merry Christmas when it comes. Mwah!!!

  206. Holli says:

    Safe travels! I’d love that guy sock yarn. My son loves my socks.

  207. Lee says:

    I so look forward to watching you girls every week! It will be a long week and a half without you, enjoy your holidays =)

  208. Teague says:

    Lovely save on the present for Carin, I’m sure she’ll love it.

  209. Denise says:

    I’m excited to see all the tutorials you put up! I don’t have a spinning wheel and don’t spin currently but I love to watch it being done. Merry Christmas!

  210. Jackie says:

    I’m glad you posted the spinning videos! I bought a spindle back in August along with a bunch of fiber, but haven’t gotten around to playing with it yet. I’m a teacher – grading tests and homework come first! Oh well, that’s what winter break is for!

  211. Gilby says:

    Thanks for being my knitting buddies. I’m kind of out in the boonies so it’s nice to sit and chat with you. Okay, I don’t really talk to you that would be a little creepy…..well maybe sometimes…..just a little.

    Happy Holidays!

  212. Donna says:

    Happy Holidays! Thanks for your great podcast!

  213. Pog says:

    I would soooo love to win that self striping yarn! I checked out the etsy shop… any idea when there will be stock?

  214. Gorgeous yarn! You guys are terrible for me, because I am finding all these amazing dye folks!! I want everything you show me!!! 🙂 Thanks!

  215. Jackie says:

    Beautiful! Love the self-striping.

  216. Jackie says:

    Love the self-striping. I’m a sucker for sock yarn.

  217. April says:

    I adore Christy’s yarns! I would love to make socks from either colorway.

  218. Erin says:

    Look forward to your show every week and you never disappoint!! Have safe travels ladies.

  219. Richelle says:

    Loved the spinning tutorials. No excuse for not getting to know my Sidekick. Thanks for the giveaway.

  220. Cristy Ray says:

    I haven’t had the chance to work with any indie dyed yarns yet. Hopefully, I can get the chance to work with one of these. Beautiful colors.

  221. Knit In Rose City's Tracy says:

    Wish I had the talent to do the spinning! Think I have two left hands! Pretty yarn for drawing!

  222. Julie says:

    Love the new yarns

  223. Jan says:

    Great show, beautiful giveaway yarns. Could any videocast get better than this!

  224. I’m so glad to see the tutorial on Navajo Plying! As a brand new spindler, that was the next thing on my list to learn! Those yarns are lovely. Glad to have an opportunity to win them. Yay!

  225. Shilo says:

    Travel safely, ladies!

  226. Mary Jo Baldwin says:

    I was so excited to see all the tutorials and Spinning episodes. Made my day. Thanks for all you do for us.

  227. Carina Peterson says:

    I love watching you ladies! I look forward to it every week. I hope you have wonderful holidays with your families!

  228. Ashley says:

    Such beautiful yarn! The stuff at the end was nice too. 😉

  229. Tiffany Newman (mojaveknitter) says:

    The yarn is super pretty!

    Enjoy the family time and the holidays!

  230. Tiffany Newman (mojaveknitter) says:

    The giveaway yarn is beautiful!

    Enjoy the family time and the holidays!

  231. Emily says:

    Lovely show as always! Leslie- your hair looks beautiful! I’m excited to see what Christy comes up with for Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks- I love 3 Ewes, so I’m excited to have another company to love!

  232. Vicky Lynn (iggystar) says:

    That yarn is gorgeous!

    Another great episode, especially the book review.

  233. Elisa (senseidai on Ravelry) says:

    Giveaway yarn is soooo pretty!

  234. Maria says:

    Great podcast, ladies. I wish you safe travels. The yarns are so pretty!

  235. herbalsheila says:

    I am always a fan of self striping yarns. I have always like Three Ewes yarns but have found it difficult to afford them. Maybe Hiwassee Creek will be easier for me to buy.

    Wonderful show ladies! You are always so awesomely productive!

  236. Shayla says:

    Ohhh those yarns are pretty! I especially love the one Laura received. Thanks for the giveaway! Hope you guys have safe trips and have fun!

  237. Linda P says:

    Chris in a kilt is always a treat! Plus he and Denise are just nice people. Next year, I’m going!

    Safe travels – and I’d love to have the yarn. 🙂

  238. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    Hi girls, 5 stars as per usual.
    Laura, both the shawls in progress look very nice and love the colourways. The mitred square blanet should keep the recipient snug and warm. During the show, I thought you were wearing a shrug, what a surprise to be a pretty shawl.
    Leslie, the finished sock is showing off the pattern very well. The square pattern gives the colour a nice boost. The colourwork of Savina really pops. Miss B should love it.
    Gorgeous giveaway yarn.
    take care in your travels, and have fun

  239. Pat says:

    I love listening to your podcast! I actually watched it while on vacation in FL! I hope y’all have a Merry Christmas!

  240. Isabelle says:

    Thank you so much for posting the show! it’s so fun to watch! the yarn is gorgeous. 🙂

  241. Holly Jackson says:

    I just found you girls and am loving the podcast. I really enjoy seeing all the progress you guys make each week. Thank you so much for sharing.

  242. Vicki says:

    Awesome yarn! I wish the best of holiday time with your family.

  243. SarahMM says:

    Love the handspun shawl Leslie is knitting.
    Joyeuses fêtes à toutes les deux.

  244. Ana says:

    Hope you pick my number! Love the yarn….Merry Christmas!

  245. Carolyn Robbin says:

    thanks ladies for another fun podcast!

  246. Liz McReynolds says:

    Love the podcast, love that yarn!

  247. Heather says:

    Love your podcast! Great giveaway!

  248. Val says:

    Another yarn company with self striping yarn! Yea!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  249. I love your podcast. These yarns are so beautiful! i hope to win one!

  250. Anita says:

    I love the Winter Wonderland sock yarn. Always in the market for a great striping yarn! =D

  251. Hannah B says:

    Lots of great yarns; thanks for a great episode!

  252. ikkinlala says:

    Thanks for the episode!

  253. Lynn says:

    Another great episode. Can’t wait to watch every week!

  254. Irene says:

    I just about fell off the treadmill when I saw the Hiwasse Creek yarns. The colors are gorgeous and the put up is so well thought out. OMG! I must possess some now!

  255. linda says:

    these yarns are beautiful, but like Lara, I dont win contests very often…so surprise me!

  256. RethaKnitsAlot says:

    those yarns are beautiful!! I hope, I hope, I hope I win. 🙂 Another great episode y’all!

  257. Amy says:

    Great Yarn. It needs to come to my house!

  258. steph says:

    Love you all!!! Thanks for a great giveaway! So pretty!!! (GO STEELERS!!!!)

  259. Marsha says:

    I’ve loved the 3 ewes pretty little yarn cakes and can’t wait to try some of the hiwassee yarns! Every time lala wears mara, I want to knit one!

  260. Nicky says:

    Love your show! Thanks for showing us such awesome stuff and fueling the addiction!!

  261. Jeanette says:

    Thank you both for all the entertainment this year. Happy holidays to you and your families.

  262. Dalyn says:

    Holiday plans sound like fun. Safe travels and have a great time with family. The Hiwasse Creek Yarns are beautiful! Thanks so much for such a beautiful giveaway.

  263. Tara says:

    The Hiwasse Creek Yarns are beautiful! I’d like to meet them in person! 😉
    But seriously, Merry Christmas to you and all of your families!

  264. wendyfru says:

    LOVE this episode and the sock yarn that is being given away! Happy holidays, y’all!!

  265. Heather T says:

    Thanks for another great episode. Have fun on your travels! 🙂

  266. Sam B says:

    Another fab episode, thank you for running a prize draw!

  267. Judy Weightman says:

    Pretty yarn!

  268. Terri says:

    I love your show. The spinning tutorials were so helpful. I plan to work on my spinning with some of your tips.
    * fingers crossed* for the yarn give away.

  269. dawn says:

    Happy Holidays!

  270. Heather says:

    Great episode! Happy holidays and safe travels to you both.

  271. Kristin says:

    Awesome episode as always! Have a safe few weeks of travel and enjoy!

  272. michelle says:

    You two are great! I love the sparkle batts that Laura has. I only spin on a spindle & haven’t done it in a long time but I think the next fiber I buy will have sparkle in it. I’m going over to the tutorials now to watch the spinning. Safe travels to you both & Merry Christmas!!

  273. Meredith says:

    Love that self-striping stuff! Almost as much as I love your podcast! In fact, I recently discovered that your podcast is a perfect treadmill companion. Almost felt like I was knitting during those 45 minutes instead of working out.

  274. Julie says:

    Love spinning with sparkle!

  275. Adrienne says:

    Love you girls!! I am so in love with Laura’s Cloudlover handspun. I am also more terrified than ever than SSK will provide to much spinning temptation. I have sworn that I won’t take up that craft, BUT I once said I would never knit socks (have since knit 20 pair), and I would never knit shawls (on my second one).

    worried Laura and Leslie will enable a new craft stash into my home

  276. Kaidyd says:

    Love the book/magazine review section of the podcast each episode. Safe travels to both of you.

  277. Penny (Siberiancat) says:

    I’m wanting to start the new year knitting socks. Would love to get some of this yarn. Hope your week goes well.

  278. Kathy says:

    Another wonderful episode ladies! I just love looking at all your projects and goodies..you inspire me. That giveaway yarn is just gorgeous….I seem to obsessed with stellina!

  279. Sharon says:

    Loved all of the spinning in this episode. The cabled socks have inspired me to actually sit down and knit a pair of socks. Happy Holidays!


  280. caryn says:

    ZOMG I love those yarns! I would love to win one!

  281. Maria says:

    Great shows ladies and that Hiwassee yarn is beautiful. I hope I win it.

  282. Stephanie says:

    You gallls are fantastic! I love watching your show and knitting along with you! Def wish I had a knitting buddy in real life as entertaining as you both! :0) Thanks!

  283. Shirley says:

    Another enjoyable episode. Happy Holidays!

  284. Kathy B says:

    Beautiful yarns from Hiwasse! Great episode!

  285. Ro Countryman says:

    Fun episode, esp liked the book review. I’m now officially intrigued by M.Leapman’s color information. And more giveaways, cool. 🙂

  286. RiverCameron says:

    I almost never win things like this, so I almost didn’t enter, but that yarn is just so pretty I had to give it a shot. I hope you both have a wonderful holiday season and very safe travels.

    P.S. Laura, we miss you in Gryffindor 🙂

  287. Nikki says:

    Very pretty new yarns! I would love win one!

  288. Tara A says:

    Yay! I’m always thrilled to see a new episode appear.

  289. Pascale says:

    Love love love the Hiwasse yarn! especially the self-stripping one!

  290. Julie says:

    Another great episode, have a great holiday!

  291. DebKnits2 says:

    Love the podcast. Love the yarn.

  292. windzgirl says:

    I would love to win that pretty yarn! As always, you are very entertaining!

  293. you two are my new addiction, spending free time listening to old episodes. beautiful yarns!

  294. Lynne Harlow says:

    What fun to win some lovely yarn. An early Xmas present?

  295. YarnSniper says:

    Enjoy you time off Girllls! Oh, and pick ME 🙂

  296. Lori aka Stressed Chihuahua says:

    I am just loving you gals! I learn so much from your videos. The spinning tutorials are beyond awesome. Many Thanks!

  297. Megan says:

    I would love to give this new yarn a try! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  298. Nancy Phillips says:

    love to be a winner and love your video podcasts. It feels like we are together and I don’t have to talk 😉

  299. Steph C. says:

    I love self stripping yarn, but that solid looks so great. Also when you say it feels so soft that is selling it to me. Thanks, going to check out her site.

  300. Molly Stanek says:

    Thanks for the heads up on the Savina pattern – it looks perfect for handspun!

  301. Sandy says:

    Love Three Ewes. Can’t wait to see what Christy does.

  302. Jessica says:

    Love the podcast, and hoping to win the giveaway this time! Hope y’all are enjoying the holidays!

  303. Anjanette says:

    Thank you both for another great episode! I really enjoy your podcast!

  304. BeckyHa says:

    Loved the episode, including seeing all of Laura’s goodies. My students (4th and 5th) are reading Project Mulberry as well. 🙂

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