Sunday, May 23, 2010

It's like a tango - Episode 102 - The Knitmore Girls


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The Purlescence Purl Girls are adding a touch of luxury to our summer knitting with Mericash from Punta Yarns. This merino cashmere blend is a lovely sportweight single, spun in Uruguay. We have lovely shades in solids and hand paints. We're dreaming about yummy soft sweaters and shawls. This week we'll be casting on Citron from in a lovely charcoal gray.

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On the needles: (00:34)

Jasmin has unearthed her Brandywine Shawl from the UFO bin, made out of Abstract Fiber Hepburn in "Mousse". KAL, anyone? Jasmin also mentions the shawl pins by Rosemary Hill. Gigi has finished the Wrap Front Cardigan. Jasmin is finishing the collar of her Carli.

Gigi has finished the second
vanilla sock, knit out of Tess Yarns sock yarn. Gigi is excited about the Head to Toe Project. Jasmin is making great progress on her Citron, knit out of the Knitmore colorway in the Abstract Fiber Supersock. Gigi is working on Take 3 of her Frost Flowers stole (by Charlene Schurch), made out of the Shibui Silk Cloud, and have a great experience with WEBS.

We mention Brenda Patipa's Tribute sock pattern, Audrey's Frost Flowers & Leaves shawl (by Eugen Beugler) from A Gathering of Lace.

Mother knows best: (21:01)

This week we discuss knitwear requests, and pricing. Jasmin mention's Tanya's steampunk mini top hats.

Events: (32:14)

- 6/5: Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery
- 6/12: WWKIP day . We'll be at Santana Row, in the center section across from Sunglasses on the Row and Cohiba.
- 6/18-20: Black Sheep Gathering. Eugene, OR.

When knitting attacks! (36:24)

Gigi's Citron is a liiiiittle short on yardage (Wüllenstudio). Jasmin's memory attacks her Brandywine Shawl.

Tour de Fleece Training: (44:57)

Week 1: Pick your project.

You can find Team Sasquatch here!

Straw into gold: (48:39)

Jasmin talks about spinning with flash/Angelina.


  1. GiGi and Jasmin!

    Thanks so much for answering my question on how to deter requests for knitting and how to price it if you care to knit for someone! Glad to have an idea for my next response!

    You rock!


  2. On knitting for others... The yarn harlot said she will not knit for people/things who don't say "thank you" and that includes babies.