Sunday, April 25, 2010

When in doubt, redo - Episode 98 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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On the needles: (00:33)

Gigi is on a finishing kick! She has finished her first Gull Wing Sock, and is coming to a rapid close on the second. Jasmin has finished her Mondo Cable Cardi. Gigi has finished her Mondo Cable Pulli. Jasmin pulled her Carli out of the UFO bin.

Gigi is knitting an adaptation of the Annie Modesitt Ruffled Rose scarf. Jasmin continues to work on the Creatively Dyed J'ouvert Socks for Andrew (colorway "Cake"). Jasmin has started her Tempest cardigan! Gigi sewed a zipper in Miss Kalendar (from Brass Needles)'s Ribbi Cardi.

We forgot our two-year podcastiversary!

Events: (22:00)

- Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival: 5/1-2. Meet and greet will be happening on Saturday, 5/1 from 11-1pm.
- Please RSVP here.
- The meet and greet will be located at the Columbia Sip N Knit hospitality area (to the left of the main gate, outside the main gate). You can meet the Savvy Girls in the same spot on Sunday at 10:30.

- Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: 6/5

Contest: (24:15)
The Project Runway inspired contest! Use your imagination, and post to the contest thread. We'll be closing the contest on 5/8, and announcing the winners in the 5/9 episode.

Mother knows best: (27:54)

When in doubt, redo.

When knitting attacks! (36:01)

Gigi has a fringe attack while working on her Lady Eleanor! (You can find the pattern for the Lady Eleanor in Scarf Style.) Jasmin re-does her armhole bind-off a million times.

Straw into Gold: (46:06)

Jasmin talks about spinning the Wensleydale from the Crown Mountain Fiber Club (color "Sunrise over Kachanjunga").

1 comment:

  1. i made a tempest. it was my first sweater in pieces. it came out pretty well BUT...i found the sleeve caps to be very skinny and pointy. on my not-square-shouldered frame they should have been shaped differently. just a headsup. thanks for the podcast.