This week's episode has been sponsored by:
Introducing Abstract Fiber Alto: 100% SuperWash Blue Faced Leicester in a 3-ply DK weight yarn. Shiny, very soft, just the right amount of twist. You should see how this yarn takes color! There is something magical about the way the colors smudge together and create new shades in between. Add the sheen, and it’s almost too pretty to sell. Perfect for sweaters, scarves, wrist warmers, just about anything. 4.5 ounces of Alto is nearly 400 yards and only $20. We think you’ll love Alto as much as we do. Find Alto online at AbstractFiber.com.
Join us in welcoming Sandi Rosner, Friday (July 2, 2010 7:00 - 8:00pm) one of the great minds behind Think Outside the Sox, as she shares the inspiration for the contest, the selection process of the winning socks, and more! Sandi will be available to sign books after the talk.
Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.
On the needles (00:36)
Gigi is excited about knitting with beads! Jasmin has finished knitting her Knitmore Girls Citron! Jasmin is planning her next Citron, maybe out of some stashed Ceallach Dyes laceweight merino (colorway "night lace gradiations"). Jasmin is working S-L-O-W-L-Y on her Brandywine Shawl for the KAL. Gigi is working on a pair of Houdini socks from Personal Footprints for Insoucient Sock Knitters (out of Abstract Fiber Supersock in "Be Mine"). We'll be doing a 7 Small Shawls KAL, starting soon.
Gigi has some success with her Frost Flowers Stole. Jasmin gets out of heel flap purgatory on her Supernatural socks. Gigi talks about doing a beaded bindoff (we mistakenly thank Maniago, really, we meant DebbieScally). We talk about WWKIP day at Santana Row. Jasmin mentions Maido, and Japanese WASHI paper masking tape.
- 6/18-20: Black Sheep Gathering. Eugene, OR. Meet and greet TBA (on our Ravelry board, and our Twitter, @knitmoregirls)
- 7/3 : Start of the Tour de Fleece! We'll be doing a mass-start starting at 8:30 AM PST in the Team Sasquatch group chat.
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction
The Head to Toe design contest is launched. Details can be found in the contest thread. The contest ends 8/31/2010. Prizes include:
- 1 Year Subscription to Knitter’s Magazine
- Think Outside the Sox
- A skein of Knitmore Sock yarn
- Little Box of Socks, with signed bookplate from Charlene Schurch.
- Toe Up! by Chrissy Gardener, with signed bookplate.
Jasmin declares the bind-off for the Citron to be the Longest. Bindoff. EVER. Jasmin mentions the MimKnits technique for applying beads. Gigi's Cozy Cables socks turn out a bit small.
We play the Knaked Knits promo!
This week, we review the Knitting Essentials 2 DVD by Lucy Neatby. We LOVE it! We mention the DVD subscription service.
Tour de Fleece Training: (45:46)
Week 4: Hunt for errata.
Week 4: Check the condition of your tools (bobbins, driveband, oil, timer).
Straw into Gold: (49:10)
Jasmin mentions spinning Targhee. She is plying the Bubblegum singles and is getting "clown noses" everywhere.