Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lots of Ears - Episode 278 - The Knitmore Girls

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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!
Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!
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Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way! 

On The Needles:(0:33)

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the  Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios.

Gigi is working on the the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko,
Jasmin is working on the  Hitchhiker by Martina Behm #behmalong, out of Supersock by Abstract Fiber.

Gigi is making tube socks for Genevieve out of leftover Fluoromania, and cast on some more  out of leftover Loops and Threads.

We announce our sixth anniversary of podcasting.

Events:(7:42)

June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery.

June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week

Also: shout out to the first Leipziger Wollefest!

Mother Knows Best:(11:28)

Enjoy the process!

Jasmin mentions her Breezy Cardigan and the Calligraphy cardigan.

When Knitting Attacks:(17:17)

Gigi was attacked by her Water's Edge and did a very efficient tink. Jasmin was attacked by the errata of the Barberry cardigan

Purloined:(20:21)

This week we are purloining "Happy Note", from the Down Cellar Studio podcast, hosted by BostonJen.

Jasmin mentions Baking Illustrated. Jasmin is happily endorsing Franklin Habits photography class and mentions the Savvy Girls podcast.

Review:(27:06)

This week we reviewIris Schreier's Reversible Knits

We reference Reversible Cables with Lily Chin, and Lucy Neatby's website and her DVDs

Straw Into Gold:(35:38)

Gigi is attending Spin U at Purlescence, and is happy with using a long draw to spin cotton and bison. We mention Judith McKenzie McCuin and her Buffalo Gals Yarn, and Miriam Felton.

We have selected our SPAKAL 2014, they are the Flax pullover and the Harvest cardigan from the Simple Collection by Tin Can Knits. Jasmin mentions Natalie from the Mastering the Knits podcast.

And Sew On:(44:38)

Jasmin is working on a dress for Genevieve. We mention Dr Gemma.

Gigi is easing the sleeves for the Nemesis dress for Savvygirlmelanie. She needs to pick up a new awl.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Canadian Gosling - Episode 277 - The Knitmore Girls

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Abstract Fiber's got a new luxe club! May through August, we'll send you one or two skeins of luxury yarns. Sock to lace weights, some in new colors, and some new yarns. Don't you deserve a special treat every month?
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Are you a Smasher or a Popper?People tell us the most Jaw-dropping amazing personal things, and really helpful things - about all the time. After many years of listening we can share that unofficially/officially, our customers fall into two categories. DIY Smashers and Poppers. Huh?  Well, as you know, Lo-Lo Bars and To-Go Bars come in little round delicious smelling solid disks that pop out of the can. If you pop the bar out of the can, you’re a popper. But, if when the bar arrives, you dive right into smashing that bar into the can - well, you’re a DIY Smasher. Either way works because all that really matters is that it works for you. There is one side note. If you have ever left your bar in a very warm place and found that the disk is more of a suave, you are a smasher by default. The product is still good to use. Smash or Pop away - we want you to have it your way!  So, are you a Smasher or a Popper?
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Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way! 
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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!
On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the  Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool.
Jasmin has finished the sleeeves of the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios.
She mentions the Playful Stripes cardigan, and Sterling Name tapes, the Very Hungry Caterpillar sweater and the Antler sweater.

Gigi is working on the the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko, and mentioned the lovely buttons by Michael and Sheila Ernst.

We mention Sasha Torres and her #skeinaday project. We gush about the incredible reds that Susan from Abstract Fiber dyes.

Jasmin talks about Bronnwyn the Brave's octopus pattern and we mention Morehouse Merino's patterns.

Jasmin talks about her Hitchhiker for the #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock. She mentions the Knit Girllls Videocast, and Martina Behm's Viajante, Stitch Sisterz cashmere, Namaste bags.
Gigi has cast on a pair of tube socks for Genevieve out of Neon Now socks from Webs.

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-A-longs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

Events:(17:14)

June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery.

Also, the International Knit In Public Day is coming up.
June 14th- June 22nd.

We proclaim National Knit in Public Millenium.

Mother Knows Best:(20:09)

Spinning for a sweater. We talk about the SPAKAL.

When Knitting Attacks:(27:52)

Gigi was attacked by the needles when she was trying to knit two-socks-at-a-time

Purloined:(30:30)

This week we are purloining Geek Squee from Knit1 Geek2. We list Mad Men, Game of Thrones, TURN, The Borgias, Rome, The Outlander Series, and Outlander read-along thread.

Review:(38:25)

This week we are reviewing Metropolitan Knits, by Melissa Wehrle

Straw Into Gold:(45:23)

Gigi has been doing homework for her Spin U class at Purlescence, spinning carbonized cotton and long staple wool in a long draw.

And Sew On:(50:08)

Jasmin worked on the summer dress for Genevieve.

Gigi has been working on the Nemesis Dress for SavvyGirlMelanie and she was attacked by the bodice back. She talks about the Point Presser with Clapper that she found at Joanne's. She mentions dissolving basting thread.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

1000 Shades of Crazy - Episode 276 - The Knitmore Girls

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Are you a Smasher or a Popper?People tell us the most Jaw-dropping amazing personal things, and really helpful things - about all the time. After many years of listening we can share that unofficially/officially, our customers fall into two categories. DIY Smashers and Poppers. Huh?  Well, as you know, Lo-Lo Bars and To-Go Bars come in little round delicious smelling solid disks that pop out of the can. If you pop the bar out of the can, you’re a popper. But, if when the bar arrives, you dive right into smashing that bar into the can - well, you’re a DIY Smasher. Either way works because all that really matters is that it works for you. There is one side note. If you have ever left your bar in a very warm place and found that the disk is more of a suave, you are a smasher by default. The product is still good to use. Smash or Pop away - we want you to have it your way!  So, are you a Smasher or a Popper?
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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!
Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!
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Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!
On The Needles:(0:32)

Gigi has moved to the sleeves of the Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool.

Jasmin is organizing her knitting in canvas boxes from the Container Store. She has been working on the Chocolate Brown Rainbow socks from FabFunkyFibre (#operationsockdrawer). What are your shades of crazy?

Gigi has 3 more toes to knit on the Neon Now socks from Webs.

Jasmin is working on the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios.  She mentions Tess Yarns and Miss Babs.

Gigi is working on the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko, and mentioned the lovely buttons by Michael and Sheila Ernst.

Jasmin mentions the Geeky Girls Knit videocast, and the Knit Girllls Videocast. She also has been working on the Hitchhiker for the #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock.

Keep adding your photos to the Everlapse stream.

She mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.
 
Events:(17:21)

June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

In Stitches:(18:31)

Gigi wore a previously loved cardigan.

Jasmin wore her Carli, the Eadon, and the Mondo Cable Cardi.

Genevieve loves wearing her Tangaroo sweater



Add your pictures to the Everlapse clip!

Mother Knows Best:(23:39)

This week we talk about vetting charities. She mentions Leslie of the Knit Girlls vidcast. She mentions the Red Scarf Project, Save the Children.

When Knitting Attacks:(29:08)

Gigi has been attacked by her Water's Edge. Also, she was mauled by her last skein of Cascade Ecological Wool.

Jasmin mentions Lucy Neatby.

Purloined:(35:26)

This week we are purloining Shenanigans from The Fat Squirrel Speaks. Jasmin mentions Like Water For Chocolate. Jasmin mentions the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Seattle Aquarium.

Franklin Habit's photography class is praised. Franklin's calendar

Review:(40:33)

This week we review Journey, by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

Straw Into Gold:(48:55)

Gigi has been spinning some long wool and some silk. She remembers watching the Sit and Spin DVD by J.C.Boggs.

Gigi mentions the lovely orifice hook from Michael and Sheila Ernst. . Jasmin talks about a silver orifice hook from Celtic Swan Forge.

She mentions Leslie Wind cable needles. She mentions Romi Hill orifice hooks, and the ones by Schacht.

Jasmin had been trying to spin up the last of her Merino Border Leicester fleece. We announce that we will announce the next SPAKAL sweaters in our next episode.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Responsible Journalism - Episode 275 - The Knitmore Girls

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!  
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Are you a Smasher or a Popper?People tell us the most amazing. Jaw-dropping amazing personal things, and really helpful things - about all the time. After many years of listening we can share that unofficially/officially, our customers fall into two categories. DIY Smashers and Poppers. Huh?  Well, as you know, Lo-Lo Bars and To-Go Bars come in little round delicious smelling solid disks that pop out of the can. If you pop the bar out of the can, you’re a popper. But, if when the bar arrives, you dive right into smashing that bar into the can - well, you’re a DIY Smasher. Either way works because all that really matters is that it works for you. There is one side note. If you have ever left your bar in a very warm place and found that the disk is more of a suave, you are a smasher by default. The product is still good to use. Smash or Pop away - we want you to have it your way!  So, are you a Smasher or a Popper?
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way! 
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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!
On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has been working on the Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool. Jasmin has been making progress on the Chocolate Rainbow sock from FabFunkyFibre (#operationsockdrawer).
Gigi is knitting Neon Now Socks from Webs.



Jasmin is working on the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios from Uncommon Threads in Los Altos, CA. 

Gigi has started the Water's Edge cardigan from Coastal Knits LINK #matchymatchyKAL, out of Abstract Fiber Rothko. Genevieve will get the Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber Calder.

Jasmin has been working on the Hitchhiker #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock #Behmalong and the new pattern by Martina Behm, Tubularity.


She mentions labels for Knit-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Events:(9:14)

June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

We attended the classes taught by the wonderful Franklin Habit.
On the way we listened to
Fluffy Fibers Podcast
Just Another Bay Area Knitter (JABAK)
Knitting Pipeline
A Playful Day

Geeky Girls Knit
Yarngasm

We took Franklin Habit's Photographing Fiber class, had a wonderful time and learned a lot about light, composition and DIY's for expensive equipment.

Jasmin mentions Boston Jen, and Rick Mondragon.

Phenomenal food at the Actual Cafe next to A Verb For Keeping Warm, Zachary's Pizza, and cupcakes from James and the Giant Cupcake.

Sunday's class was History and Technique of Lace Knitting.  Phenomenal. Jasmin mentions our interviews with Nancy Bush and Galina. Franklin's calendar for prospective students.

In Stitches:(26:19)

Gigi wore her Katarina Jacket, her Cassidy, and her Frost Flower shawl.

Genevieve has been wearing her Tangaroo Sweater a lot

Jasmin wore the yellow beaded Citron, her Touch Me scarf ( pre-ravelry, no pics), her SPAKAL sweater, and her Seeded Rib hat (pre-ravelry, no pics). We love looking at the In Stitches thread in the forum and need to have this on Everlapse.


Mother Knows Best:(29:24)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about using variegated yarn. We mention Stephen West, Martina Behm, and Mary Scott Huff. Stripe Study, Color Affection. Lisa Souza and Brenda Patipa's patterns. Lucy Neatby.

When Knitting Attacks:(35:16)

Jasmin was attacked by the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel. She is very happy with the life preserver feature on Ravelry. She mentions  Try It On Tubing. Gigi was attacked by her Water's Edge.

We were both attacked by Franklin's Tree of Life lace pattern.

Review:(42:21)

This week we review: Woven Scarves by Jane Patrick and Stephanie Flynn Sokolov
 
Jasmin mentions The Weaver's Idea Book by Jane Patrick and the Cricket Loom LINKS
We read about Fringe Twister

We mention Outlander

Staw Into Gold:(51:32)

Gigi has been doing homework for her Spin U class at Purlescence, and spinning lace weight at 40+wpi. She mentions the Jacey Boggs art yarn video

Jasmin has been spinning on her Mini Spinner, getting ready for the SPAKAL.

And Sew On:( 56:06)

Gigi has been working on the Savvy Dress for SavvyGirl Melanie, and is thrilled with the technique for sewing lined sleeves.

Jasmin is working on inserting a zipper into a dress for Genevieve.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tangaroo- Episode 274 - The Knitmore Girls

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Bar-Maids is a small-batch Washington skincare company that creates eco-luscious moisturizers. Based on family recipes handed down to Kismet Andrews, founder of Bar-Maids by her grandmother, the locally-sourced and skin-loving ingredients, moisturize and hydrate leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Easy to apply, small enough to pack, Bar-Maids travels worldwide. Whether your skin is thick or thin, treat it well. Do as Grandma says, "Get your Lo-Lo on!"
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Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way! 

On The Needles:(0:30)

Gigi has finished the Petit Four Socks out of My First Regia.  Jasmin has finished the Wonderful Wallaby #matchymatchyKAL.

Jasmin is planning to knit the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel. She ordered the Malabrigo Rios fom Uncommon Threads in Los Altos, CA.

Gigi finished the Loops and Threads socks. Jasmin picked up the Hitchhiker #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock. For Finishing Friday, Gigi found some yarn to finished her Hitchhiker with. Also she finished her "I think they glow in the dark" socks out of Regia Fluormania.

Jasmin  is working on the Chocolate Rainbow sock from FabFunkyFibre. (#operationsockdrawer) Gigi is working on the Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool. For the #matchymatchyKAL. she has cast on the Water's Edge cardigan out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko. Genevieve's matchy Mini Water's Edge is going to be knit out of Calder.



Jasmin talks about Knitmore-along Labels, provided by Sterling Name Tape Co. Labels are free, postage/fees/etc is $1.50 in the United States. (Donate the $1.50 at the button in the sidebar, PM cuteknitter via Ravelry to let Jasmin know how many shawl labels and how many sweater labels you'd like.)

Gigi has started Mending Monday, and has mended some really old stuff.

Events:(14:57)

- 3/29-30: We will be attending two classes taught by the charming Franklin Habit at A Verb For Keeping Warm:
      - Photographing your Fiber, and
      - History, Methods, and Styles of Lace knitting
We mention our interview with Franklin. Also, check out his blog: The Panopticon
- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

Mother Knows Best:(16:50)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about dry and cool hands for spinning. Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie McCuin.

Purloined:(24:35)

This week we purloin "Something I really like," from Dr. Gemma's Cogknitive podcast. We talk about Pinterest.  We are cuteknitter and Gigidahling on Pinterest.

Review:(31:32)

This week we review Lovely Knitted Lace, by Brooke Nico

Straw Into Gold:(42:09)

Gigi's homework is spinning for socks at 50+wpi. We announce that the 2014 SPAKAL will launch during Tour de Fleece 2014, and the SPAKAL 2014 thread is open. Gigi will spin the fleece she bought at the Monterey Wool Auction, that was processed by Shari of Morro Fleece Works.

And Sew On:(44:23)
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Gigi has been sewing darts on Melanie's dress and has been posting pictures on Instagram and talks about reverse threaded darts. [We will have to do a tutorial, since Gigi couldn't find it on the internet.]

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Petit Fours - Episode 273 - The Knitmore GIrls

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!  
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Bar-Maids eco-luscious moisturizers are handcrafted in the USA. Based on family recipes handed down to Kismet Andrews, founder of Bar-Maids, by her grandmother, the locally-sourced and skin-loving ingredients moisturize and hydrate, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Easy to apply, convenient to stash, did you know that Bar-Maids travels worldwide without threat of confiscation by TSA? Whether your skin is thick or thin, treat it well. Do as Grandma says, "Get your Lo-Lo on!"
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!
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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi finished knitting the Fluoromania socks out of Regia. Jasmin washed and wore her now finished SPAKAL  2012 sweater. Gigi is puzzled why the  Dr. Watson sweater is progressing slowly.

Jasmin is working on Wonderful Wallaby by Cottage Creations. for the  matchy-matchy KAL. She mentions the Ape Index.

Gigi has been working on the Loops and Threads sock and discovered that it had 10% cashmere.
Jasmin is working on tube socks for Genevieve, out of My First Regia from Nordic Mart. She ordered more from Love Knitting.com.

 Jasmin mentions Erica64. We talk about Therbligs, and we promised a definition. For #operationsockdrawer,  Jasmin has finished knitting her Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibres.


For Finishing Friday, Gigi finished two preemie hats, and for one of them she used a leaf pattern from Knitting on the Edge, by Nicky Epstein.

Events:(16:56)

- 3/29-30: We will be attending two classes taught by the charming Franklin Habit at A Verb For Keeping Warm:
      - Photographing your Fiber, and
      - History, Methods, and Styles of Lace knitting
We mention our interview with Franklin. Also, check out his blog: The Panopticon
- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

The Knit Wits are back, check them out!
Brenda Dayne has released a new episode of Cast On.
And: Stricktanz, a  new podcast in German.
Another new podcast: Mastering the Knits, hosted by Alicia and Natalie, formerly of BarkNKnit

In Stitches:(23:12)

Jasmin has finished her SPAKAL sweater and insists on wearing it.

Mother Knows Best:(28:58)

This week we anwer a couple of questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about knots.

When Knitting Attacks:(34:30)

Jasmin discovered her yarn for the Wallaby was from different dye lots. She mentioned the excellent customer service she got at Uncommon Threads. The tiny tube socks for Genevieve are different colors sets. We mention the 10 year warranty on Regia yarn.

Review:(40:30)

This week we review:

Toasty, Volume 1, by Coopknits

Straw Into Gold:(50:21)

Gigi has brought home lots of homework from her Spin U class at Purlescence and this week is spinning up 7oz of fiber to spin thick and thin, and 16 wpi.

And Sew On:(52:04)

We have been sewing. Jasmin spent one afternoon cutting and is now sewing summer dresses for Genevieve. She is very pleased with the service her machine got at Ray's Sewing.

Gigi is working on a dress and is doing a lot of stay stitching. She doesn't want to use a disappearing pen on fabric with silk content, so she will do thread marking.