Sunday, September 7, 2008

Finishing up a storm! - Episode 18 - The Knitmore Girls

(No-Blog-Rachel and Jasmin with matching mohair)

Listen here:

On the Needles:

Gigi has finished her Olympic Sweater and her Waves and Piers socks (from the Little Box of Socks). She has run out of UFOs!

Jasmin has finished her Hedera Socks (made of copper-colored Koigu) and her fuschia ribbon shell (made of the Tess Designer Yarns Microfiber Ribbon).

[Tess Yarns is also a mother-daughter operation!] Follow the direction on the label as to how to wind the ribbon, and use Fray-Chek to secure your end. You'll thank us later.

Jasmin suggests watching an episode of something (like Deadwood [Mature Content], Big Bang Theory, or Shark Attack in the Mediterranean) while you carefully wind the ribbon.

Jasmin has spun some day-glo colored sock yarn out of CrazyMonkey roving. It's FABULOUS and retina-searing.

Hunting for inspiration, Jasmin tripped across the Henley Perfected in Ravelry. I "favorite"d this one.

Gigi mentioned permission slips for changing patterns in Episode 17. The card is a business card on the front and reads "This grants official permission to change patterns at will." We're giving these out in person, but if you'd like one and are not a local listener, we will be happy to mail them out for a $1 donation. This covers the stamp and envelope, and gives us a little pocket change for operational costs and show-related travel. (Click the Paypal button in the sidebar and donate if you're interested in participating.)

Fleeces! Listener Mollie pointed out that Jasmin had neglected to describe the fleeces from the wool auction. Jasmin whittled it down to the six fleeces she has snippets of. It turns out, they're all different shades of grey. Shari from Morro Fleece Works is in posession of all dirty fleeces. (We love her.)

When Knitting Attacks:

Gigi's collar on her Olympic Sweater was... off. She "auf'd" it, and reknitted it. Twice. It's better now.

Jasmin's knitting is not agreeing with her. Jasmin bought the mohair pictured above (with No-Blog-Rachel) for the Cardigan to Love. After a long day, late at night, Jasmin messed up the sweater on row 5 of the lace pattern. In mohair. That now needs ripping. Jasmin went stash diving and cast on the Henley Perfected.


Jasmin and Gigi will be attending the California Wool & Fiber Festival! We will be there Friday, September 12th and Saturday, September 13th. Come and say hi! )


  1. Hi ladies! I just tried to listen to this week's podcast and there seems to be a bit of a problem with the audio. I can hear Gigi just fine, but I can barely hear Jasmin. I do listen to the podcast at work with only one earbud, so perhaps it's coming through in stereo? I've never had a problem before so thought I should mention it. Keep up the great work! I always love seeing a new podcast pop up from you guys.

  2. Hi Lisa;

    In an attempt to improve sound quality, we are recording in stereo. This way, I can control mic levels so you can hear both of us (with two earbuds, of course).

    Thanks for the heads' up!

  3. Hello there,

    I just discovered your podcast and immediately listened to all the episodes. Obviously, I enjoyed them very much. Thank you so much for the inspiration and entertainment. You make my workday fly by.

  4. Hi Jasmin, Thanks for explaining. I do listen at work where I can only use one earbud. I'll have to find another time when I can listen.