Sunday, March 28, 2010

Unsubstantiated rumors - Episode 94 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the needles: (00:30)

We prepare for our upcoming travel! Jasmin and Gigi are trying to finish their Mondo Cable KAL sweaters to wear at Maryland Sheep & Wool. Jasmin compares the Abstract Fiber Miro to the Cascade Quatro. Gigi is working on her Classic Slant Cardigan, and has finished the main part of the sleeves, leaving only the sleeve caps. Jasmin is working on her second handspun Crocodile Walk socks.

Gigi has finished a pair of Upstream Socks (from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways sock book) out of Cherry Tree Hill (color "Indian Summer"). Jasmin declares that she needs to knit more boleros. Jasmin launders her Ariann, which did wonders for the yarn (Dream in Color Classy). Jasmin has a deadline for the Boo sweater. Gigi gets a finishing high by seaming up Miss Kalendar's Ribby Cardi.

Events: (18:51)

- CNCH: April 9-11
- Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival: 5/1-2. Meet and greet to be announced.
- Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery.

Contest: (23:29)
Get your submissions in for the February UFO finish-a-long by 4/3. Winners will be announced in Episode 95.

Mother Knows Best: (23:46)

We discuss joining yarn, the Russian join, spit splicing, non-felting fibers, ribbon yarn, where to join, and - GASP! - knots.

Review: (34:17)

We review 60 Quick Knits.

Straw into Gold: (46:47)

Jasmin talks about spinning the Crown Mountain Farms Polwarth in "Nirvana", and discusses the breed.


  1. Love the show, never miss it! Thanks for touching on joining and for "approving" knots!!

    WoodsyWoodsy on Ravelry

  2. Hello ladies!

    Just had a thought as I was listening to Jasmine talk about not being familiar with the Beatles - if you get a chance, check out the film "Across the Universe". It's a musical that came out in 2007, and the whole score is Beatles tunes. It's really amazing: the cast is great, the singing in superb, and I found the whole film helped me connect with a lot of Beatles songs I couldn't really "get" before. Maybe you'll think the same? Here's the IMDb link --

  3. Love the show, and keep up the good work!

    I have to disagree with you about the worsted weight stranded mittens. I totally understand that you'd not want to wear them in California, but here in Michigan, they are very, very welcome in the dead of winter. Bird in Hand calls for worsted weight yarn, I think.

    Love Boo's coat! Cute, cute, cute. Blingy princessy buttons are awesome!