Episode 49 – What’s With Today Today?

Pardon the dip in quality – Leslie didn’t pay attention to the viewfinder and there was quite a bit of the umbrella light in the screen, so I had to crop it which kind of killed the quality. My bad (and I learned something new)!

Laura & Leslie are more than a bit scatterbrained in this one, but we do eventually share our WIPs, FO’s, review “The Big Book of Knitted Monsters” by Rebecca Danger, and talk about prizes for our one year podaversary.

Laura Leslie is knitting on some secret knitting and socks out of  Twisted Limone for the afterthought heel tutorial.

Laura is knitting on the second sleeve of  Washington Square out of some New Zealand stash yarn.  She has monkey arms and is increasing the body and sleeve length.  She is also knitting some plain stockinette socks out of Mini Mochi (I refuse to link this yarn).  She also got through chart B of the Ishbel shawl out of Casbah .

Lucy Neatby has an awesome finishing book called Cool Kniters Finish is Style .  We’ll be doing a full review soon (Laura intends to use it to help her put the Washington Square together.

Laura is finished with her  Herbivore by Stephen West.  It is out of Cherry Tree Hill yarn and is made exactly to the pattern except for the 5 rows of garter stitch before the bind-off.  She also finished the  Zauberball  Starke 6 socks.  There is a ton of yarn left over and these were knit on size 2.5 needles.

Leslie is finished with Charlie the Ceiling Monster out of the book we reviewed this week,   Big Book of Knitted Monsters by Rebecca Danger .


Laura is knitting a baby hat from Itty Bitty Hats out of scraps of handspun. We talk about things you can knit out of the little scraps of left over bits from plying.

Finish or Frog It:

Baby blanket has been ripped out.  Thanks everyone for voting!

Favorite Things:

Leslie’s least favorite thing is sleepovers with lots of little boys.  Both of us hate the loss of our knitting mojo.

Lots of prizes for the 1 year anniversery of the podcast.  Donators so far include (products are listed by shop, people are listed by name/rav. name): The Knitted Geek, Karen aka the KnittingPatch, Beagin stitchmarkers, Checat stitchmarkers, Autographed Toe-Up Socks in a Box by  Wendy Johnson aka Wendyknits.

Starving Artist Inside Out Tutorial is on the blog and itunes.

Star Athena has announced that she will be doing an acessory club in August.  Yay!  We talk about these Red Velvet Cupcake mitts (again).

Wendyknits Socks from the Toe-Up KAL is having a choose your own socks month, so if you’ve been waiting to knit one of her sock patterns, go for it!

Numma Numma is back!

Cloudlover fiber club (It’s closed but you can see some other pretty fiber by her)

Woolgatherings Etsy Shop (lots of yummy yarn and fiber)

We’re moving into the bigger room sometime soon.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!!!!!

SAL spoiler is up and so is the pattern selection for the KAL.

Donations for prize postage would be awesome!

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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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