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On the needles: (00:38 )
Gigi is making good progress on her Frost Flowers Stole. Jasmin has cast on a black cashmere Citron. Jasmin mentions her Knitmore Citron. Gigi has cast on the Aeolian Shawl out of Abstract Fiber MightySock (in Silver). Jasmin is knitting the Cabled Raglan Tunic by Cheryl Oberle out of Malabrigo in "Orchid". Thanks to Abby and Mr. Feibusch for the perfect zipper! Jasmin announces casting on her Somewhat Secret Project.
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.
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival
Ask our intern! (13:47)
Katrina, the intern does her introduction to the segment! Please post any questions you'd like her to answer in the Ravelry thread.
Mother knows Best: (17:22)
This week, we recommend scanning patterns into your computer as you buy them.
When Knitting Attacks: (20:05)
Gigi hits a snag with her Tour de Fleece project. We talk about watching "Moon" while we Tour!
Tour de Fleece: (22:38)
Day 2 of the Tour de Fleece, we talk about our progress (or lack thereof). Jasmin is spinning BFL in "Jeans" from Susan's Spinning bunny, and a similar colorway in Lorna's Laces wool. Miss Kalendar is spinning dyed cormo from Sue Reuser. Gigi is stuck on beads.
This week we review "Knit in Comfort" by Isabel Sharpe. We don't like it, give it a pass.
Straw into Gold: (36:17)
Jasmin talks about Targhee, courtesy of Crown Mountain Farms "Fiber of the Month" club.
Great suggestion for scanning the patterns into pdf's. One thing to note....is that for the Kindle (probably the Nook and iPad) and many smartphones, you can load .pdf's to read on those platforms. This makes the patterns HIGHLY portable, but without the potential loss of paper.ReplyDelete
I have found that if I put ALL the beads on before I start even the cast on, and pull the yarn thru. Then I just pull up each bead as I need it. Makes it a bit clumsy to carry around but eliminates any placing issues.ReplyDelete