i was nervous

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Nothing like jumping right in.  I have a lot to learn.  Glad to know my favorite word is "so"!  Oh, I like "um", too.  And, "and".


Some things I discussed:
Sandy from by the lakeside.  She has a wonderful podcast and a beautiful Etsy shop!  Sandy also has yarn in the works, so you won't want to miss that.
Socks ::  2 at a time magic loop (yes!) using Mrs. Crosby Train Case
Shawl ::  Windswept shawl by Christina Danaee
Sweater :: Byron Bay by We Are Knitters
Cowl :: Texto using Sugarbush Chill
Mitts ::  Journey Mitts by June Cashmere
Dpn Holder by the Steady Hand.   Truly I had no idea how much I would love it.
My newest project:  Woolfolk Gradient Poncho
The 100 x Simple Cowl
What the fade KAL.  Who's in?!
What goes in my kids lunch every. single. day.
Traditional back to school brownies.

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58 comments

  1. you are the cutest! i love this.

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  2. I loved it! You did great and I loved seeing all your projects. I will definately watch again.

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    1. thank you so much. knitters are truly the kindest people! xx

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  3. You are a natural, loved your first episode. Your backdrop was great, felt like I was sitting on the couch with you. Look forward to more episodes, have been following your blog for a long time . Best wishes from Australia. Also love Sandy ��

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    1. thank you dianne! and thank you for stopping by all the way from austrailia! xx

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  4. I loved your podcast. I felt like I was sitting in your living room chatting. Can't wait for the Next one.

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    1. yes... can't wait to do it again! thank you! xx

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  5. Leslie! You are a natural! This was so much fun - and loved seeing and hearing about your latest projects and especially the yarns. The "set" is perfect - we even got to see a hummingbird fly by (I think?) so that was fun. Thank you for sharing with us and looking forward to more!
    xoxo
    Teri

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    1. oh, miss teri! thank you SO much! please come over again. :) xx

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  6. Anonymous9/01/2017

    just love it! thank you for being brave in starting this and for sharing your knitting stories.

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    1. thank YOU! i so appreciate that! xx

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  7. I went home and cast on a poncho with some of our own wool. Not the same pattern - another. Still, you gave me a lightbulb moment! xo

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    1. oooooh good! and thank YOU sarah! xx

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  8. Loved your podcast not to mention all the great knitting .
    Think I will need the sweater .

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  9. Wow!! Leslie, you did just great! Yes, you were nervous, and yes, you did say, so/and/um, a lot, but I probably would have fainted at just the mere thought of doing a podcast. I watch several videos from other people and many of them started out this way, but once you get more comfortable, it will be fine. I really enjoyed watching you and hearing your voice, and seeing your many projects. Can't wait til the next video. Thank you.

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    1. giggling at all my so's and um's and and's... i can't even watch it again. SO appreciate the sweet words. xx

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  10. I've been reading your blog for a long time so it was a treat to watch you. I have made tons of Toasts over the years after seeing them on your blog. Make sure you talk about them, they are awesome knits!

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    1. thank you laura! and i'm so glad you enjoy the toasts... it's almost toast time here in PA! so excited! xx

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  11. Oh Leslie, that was just delightful! After following your blog for so long it was a real treat to actually hear your voice! The only suggestion I might make is turn up your volume? I had mine all the way up and really struggled to hear you. You've motivated me to get going on some of my WIPs and I cant wait for your next podcast!

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  12. Very enjoyable! I'm in NC and brought the laptop out to the porch and watched it while knitting. Good job! Can you mention the name of the pattern for the cotton sweater? Thanks! Rosemary

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    1. Never mind! I see it!

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    2. glad you found it rosemary! and thanks for watching! xx

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  13. Soooo, I loved it! It was, ummm, interesting and informative. And, it makes me want to knit, more.

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    1. :) giggling, nancy. thank you! xx

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  14. I loved the podcast! I have been following the blog for years and years. My oldest just graduated from college in May and my youngest is a junior in high school. I have 2 more kiddos sandwiched in the middle of those two. I have made many of your cookie recipes through the years for our weekly cookie. I was so excited last week when you announced that you were going to start podcasting. Great job!! I am off to look into starting the journey mitts. They look lovely. Looking forward to new episodes in the future.

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    1. awe. THANK you! didn't the time with the kids just fly?! hard to believe. so appreciate you stopping by! xx

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  15. Maureen9/01/2017

    It was so great to see you and hear you "in person" after all this time, Leslie! You did a great job...loved seeing all your WIPs finished! I'm glad the pin was removed from your leg...hopefully you'll soon have your dancing shoes on once again! We're all works in progress...love any tips and tutorials you can share...looking forward to many more podcasts! Hope you have a wonderful holidays weekend! I'm driving to CT to purchase one more skein of WATG yarn - can't believe I don't have enough to finish the Fast Love Tunic! Hopefully I can finish it this weekend! Hugs!

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    1. ohhhh maureen! hope you finished your sweater! could you see my "this is my happy place" in the background? it was there. :) xx

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  16. I really enjoyed your podcast. I thought you were very personable and even though you said you were nervous, you seemed relaxed. I've been reading your blog for years. I love your style. I've made many of your recipes and always go back to chewy chunky blondies! I'm going to make the brownies and also consider "what the fade" kal.

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    1. hi julie! thank you so much for the kind words... the what the fade is really a fun KAL. xx

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  17. Anonymous9/02/2017

    Just left you a message in Ravelry telling you how much I enjoyed the podcast. Then I remembered you have a blog so thought I'd say it here, too.

    Looking forward to the next one.

    Melody

    PS: I did have a bit of trouble with the volume and both my computer and youtube volume was maxed.)

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    1. thank you sweet melody! i'll check my ravelry messages, too. working on the volume for the next episode. xx

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  18. Thanks so much for doing this! I've enjoyed your blog for years and loved the Bella Cowl video. Love your style and all of the traditions you share with your kids. Looking forward to your podcasts and thanks for the all of the links!

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  19. You are so much better than you give yourself credit for. Already pining for the next episode....

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  20. My family and friends thank you especially for the sea salt brownies recipe- I think I have been making them since you first posted the recipe! Great fun to see you after years of reading your blog- I always enjoy it. When you posted pics of your 100 x simple cowl I got right on the phone with Spun and ordered yarn-so perfect for chatty knitting time! This summer, while visiting friends in Michigan, we made a little field trip to Stonehedge Fiber Mill and got to meet Debbie (the owner), see where Crazy comes to life, and choose lots of fun yarn! My husband said I was yarngasmic! ( did I really write that?) Anyway, lots of fun, thanks to you!

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    1. awe. thank you laura! and how dreamy to have gone to stonehedge fiber mill! CRAZY fun! xx

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  21. This was lovely, thank you! I love your idea for organizing your patterns.

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  22. good job...keep going...always wondered what you wren like in person...you have inspired over the years...enjoyed the podcast more...but the photography....would be so missed!!!

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    1. thank you! such encouraging words! so appreciate it! xx

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  23. What a wonderful first podcast! I've been reading your blog for a long time and was delighted to find your podcast today. I love the setting, it's inviting and friendly. The iPhone did a great job, just a little low on the volume...that's all. I loved seeing your projects and will be visiting the etsy shops and investigating the idea of two-at-a-time socks on circs. I've been resistant to this, always opting for DPNs.
    I think the length of the episode was perfect. I don't watch video podcasts often because I don't have an hour to simply sit and watch. This was the perfect length to watch at lunch or before bed...like I did tonight. Thank you for an inspiring episode! April

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    1. thank you so much sweet april! SO kind! xx

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  24. Ail Ready Waiting For Your Nexr Podcast .

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  25. Loved your podcast Leslie! Have been following your blog for quite some time so was fun to hear your voice and see your current projects. I have just taken up socks after being too afraid for all these years. I'm on my 3rd pair now! Happy you talked about the magic loop method. I think I'll try that next. Looking forwrd to more of your videos.

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    1. thank you ridgegirl! :) and yay for socks! i don't knit many either, but always fun to have a new pair for the season! xx

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  26. How much fun for me to see the very first podcast. I've been reading your blog for a long time and it's nice to now have a face and a voice to put with it. The length was perfect! 20-30 minutes is just right. I kind of never watch the ones that are an hour or hour-and-a-half long.
    I loved the tips you shared. I have kept my patterns in protector sheets forever, but never thought about adding the yarn label with a bit of the yarn in with it. Genius!
    I really do feel like I have a friend to knit with now! Spending time with you in that lovely corner and seeing what you're working on, sharing tips and even a recipe. Looking forward to the next visit.

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    1. AWE! thank you so much, mimi! xx

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  27. Finally got to watch this and I loved it! So fun to hear your voice and see all the awesomeness you've been knitting up❤️

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  28. I have read your blog since 2007/2008 or so. this was just lovely to watch! you come across with theach same warmth as you do in your blog posts. I'm looking forward to the next episode:)

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  29. Lovely, entertaining and inspiring! I look forward to the next episode. Thank you.

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  30. How fun to see and hear you after all these years -- your podcast was perfect! (Hummingbird!) I love the magic loop method -- so much that I do everything that require's 2's on in -- socks, sleeves, mitts, sweater fronts ... It only occured to me because your wrist warmer was still on DPNs LOL!

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  31. I'm so happy to have found your podcast. Loved it. Thank you. I broke my foot too (Lis franc break) but discovered I was in knitting heaven. Learned to knit with beads during the 2 months I was stuck in a wheel chair. Good luck with your foot. Love Lake Tahoe.

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  32. Just watched this. It was wonderful. Honest, genuine and sincere. Thank you for adding this level to your blog. My favorites of yours will always be toast and toasty. Bless you as you heal from your injury. Can't wait to see more projects.

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