Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mad skills - Episode 92 - The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode has been sponsored by:

CNCH is coming to Santa Clara April 9-11 and Abstract Fiber will be there. Not a weaver? CNCH has something for all fiber enthusiasts! We'll have yarns for knitting and weaving, plus lots of fiber. We'll have some new fibers too, including Polwarth!!! You can also shop online anytime by clicking above.

Spring is just around the corner and we here at Purlescence Yarns have turned our thoughts to lighter weight yarns. We just got a new shipment of the Chic Knits Sandrine pattern by Bonne Marie Burns. Knit in spring-friendly DK weight yarns, it's a quick and easy knit, just perfect for your transitional wardrobe. Cascade Yarns Cash Vero DK is a beautiful choice with a broad palette of delectable colors, 20% through March 22. Don't forget to mention the Knitmore Girls for a free logo ChicoBag with your mail order or in store purchase of $50 or more!

STITCHES South offers something for everyone. This 4-day event brings thousands together in Atlanta, GA for workshops, demonstrations, author signings, and door prizes. It showcases beautiful yarn, books, gadgets, patterns, & buttons in a market full of retailers from across the country. If it has to do with knitting, you will find it here. STITCHES South is open to the general public April 23th-25th. For more information please join us online at or call 1-800-237-7099.

On the needles: (00:34)

Gigi is working on her Classic Slant Cardigan (by Deborah Newton), which is the color of red velvet cake. Jasmin is plugging along on her Mondo Cable Cardi. We also mention the Kindle, and the Kindle stand. We discuss the merits of a yarn marker vs a "clippy" stitch marker.

Gigi is working on her Color Your Own sweater, and we discuss dart placement at length. We have an app in the iTunes store!

Contest! (16;58)

February Finish-a-long contest will end April 3rd, and the winners will be announced in Episode 95.

Events: (17:38)

We will be attending the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival!

Mother Knows Best: (18:23)

We discuss bartering skills.

When Knitting Attacks: (21:23)

Gigi has some missteps this week. Her Mondo Cable Pulli hits a snag. Gigi find the issue with her Ellina shawl.

Straw into gold: (29:14)

Jasmin discusses spinning Shetland, specifically the Shetland Top from Crown Mountain Farms"Fiber of the Month" club. Jasmin refers to "In Sheep's Clothing" and "The Knitter's Book of Wool".


  1. Thanks for the great information about Shetland wool - I'm fascinated with wedding ring shawls and someday would love to make one. I'm going to be here alot looking for Easter Eggs! I appreciate so much you being equal with the bonus content. It's another reason to love you!

  2. Thanks for mentioning the kindle stand. I have tried knitting and reading and it is not an easy thing to do. Since I have a kindle, I am ordering a stand today and look forward to being able to make this happen.

  3. Love your podcast, thanks!

    It would be helpful, though, if the file was tagged with a Genre in addition to Title/Album/Artist, for those of us who don't use iTunes. "Podcast" would be awesome, but anything would be better than nothing.