Episode 189 – Offset by Awesome

Episode 189

Laura is knitting on some plain afterthought heel socks out of Vesper in the Gemstone colorway on size 1 (2.25) needles. Laura has cast on 50 row shawlette by Susan Anderson.  She is knitting it out of unknown handspun on size 10 needles.

Leslie is knitting on Viajante by Martina Behm out of handspun from LynnZimm.  She also unearthed a forgotten WIP, stripey socks from March of 2011 in Twisted Limone

Leslie has finished a pair of plain vanilla socks with the Fish Lips Kiss Heel on a size 2.25mm needle in the Great Northwest colorway of Socks That Rock.

Laura has finished Walking in Memphis on size 8 needles out of Handspun.

Laura has spun 2 of 3 bobbins of ITW Superwash Merino.  She has also finished 2oz of Alpaca silk (130 yards)

Leslie has spun 5oz of Ombre Shetland Wool from Sheeps Company.  She spun it long draw and got 318 yards of a worsted/aran weight.

Question from lizzlizzlizz

I’d love to hear about some of your pre-podcasting knits, and maybe a recap of your favorite FOs you’ve made. What have you worn/used the most? I also love hearing about inspiration- who do you stalk for inspiration? Is there anyone who always has great taste in patterns that you follow? What tv shows or movies are your favorite to knit to? How has podcasting changed your knitting? Obviously Leslie is less of a monogamous knitter, but has it impacted y’all in other ways?

Basically you guys could read out of the phone book and I’d listen. I hope your technology issues are resolved soon! I can’t imagine how frustrating that is!

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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.

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