Monday, March 1, 2010

Stitches West 2010 Recap - Episode 90 - The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode has been sponsored by:


Stitches west was a big success thanks to all the Knitmore Girls fans who came to visit. We'd love it if you would share photos of your projects in our Ravelry group, Aaabsolutely Abstract Fiber.
We will be back in California in April for CNCH. Meanwhile we have just received a big supply of Picasso, our baby alpaca DK weight yarn. Super soft and a little fuzzy, Picasso takes dye beautifully. Check it out online at where skeins have no knots and shipping is free for orders over $100 in the US.

From now until midnight March 5, 2010, use the code "MCcardi" or "MCpulli" in the Chic Knits shopping cart when purchasing your Mondo Cable Cardi or Pulli pattern to get a 20% discount on your purchase! Rock the needles with the Mondo Cable KAL!

Thank you, Knitmore Girls listeners for rocking Stitches West with us in the Purlescence Yarns booth. To thank you, we're offering a special just for you. Call us with your mail order or come into the shop between Thursday, March 4 and Monday, March 15 and receive a Purlescence Yarns ChicoBag with your purchase of $50 or more, while supplies last. Be sure to mention the Knitmore Girls!

Show notes will be posted 3/3.

In lieu of regular segments, we do our Stitches West recap!

Jasmin cuts it close, but has finished her Seneca Sweater! Gigi mentions the platinum medal incident, and that she hasn't met her goal. We launch the Mondo Cable KAL! Jasmin went stashdiving, and will be knitting her Mondo Cable Cardi out of Cascade Quatro (in orange).

Gigi will be (surprisingly) knitting her Mondo Cable Pulli out of something Red. Gigi has finished her dishcloth baby blanket AND has assembled Boo's Sweater. Gigi went on a blocking spree before Stitches. She blocked her Fichu, Swallowtail shawl, Icarus, and Peacock Feathers Shawl. Jasmin is plugging away at her handspun Crocodile Walk socks.

The Stitches West recap:


We did interviews, and hung out with Dr. Gemma (from the CogKNITive Podcast). The motto of the weekend was "We can sleep when we're dead." We wandered through the market preview, then went home and stuffed goodie bags!


Meet'n'greet in the Abstract Fiber booth! Interviews! The folks at XRX were incredibly fantastic to work with. Our intrepid reporter, Laura is doing a Director's Cut episode covering the fashion show.


Gigi buys lace yarn from Skaska, and some leafy colored worsted from the Royal Hare to knit the Deciduous wrap with. Jasmin bought some gorgeous sock yarn from Femme Fatale fibers/ Little Red Bicycle, and Andrew bought sock yarn from Creatively Dyed Yarns. Jasmin bought the "Windy Valley Muskox Cabled Cowl"- very fashion forward. Jasmin bought an un-kit, in red, and a roll of knitting graph paper.

Jasmin gets a tip on how to un-bend her CocoKnits knitter's blocks. We sit down with Maggie Jackson (author of Maggie's Ireland).

Meet'n'greet in the Purlescence booth!


We chatted with Anna Zilboorg! We get a wicked great deal on two Namaste bags.


  1. really interesting to hear about what sounds like an amazing knitfeast. I am American but live in the UK so am drooling over all the wonderful yarn you have seen! Look forward to the interviews.

  2. Great meeting you ladies at Stitches West! You guys are so sweet and I love your very informative show! Thanks for the update about Stitches West. Blessing to you both, Karen