This week's episode has been sponsored by:
Abstract Fiber is counting down to our new website. We’re expecting to be live at the beginning of August. A bright, new look, a new logo, a newsletter, and monthly specials. These specials will be very limited, so keep an eye out at the beginning of each month for knotty skeins, limited production fibers and yarns, and whatever other goodies we can find. We’ll have some new products too. Stay tuned to AbstractFiber.com
Amy Singer of Knitty.com is coming to Purlescence the first week of November! Join our mailing list to get details on her visit, her Easy Non-Wool Socks class, and new products including a new release of our in-house hand-painted sock yarn: Purl Up & Dye.
STITCHES ETC is Monday and Tuesday August 23-24, 2010 immediately following STITCHES Midwest, join Alexis, Benjamin, Elise, Myra, Kimberly, or Rick for an in-depth workshop. This special 2-day experience gives you a unique chance to focus and develop your knitting or professional skills. Remember, STITCHES Midwest is August 20-22, 2010.
On the Needles: (00:35)
Gigi dug her Katarina cardigan out of the UFO bin. She is knitting it out of Tipperary Tweed. Jasmin is knitting a Garter Yoke Cardigan out of her Tour de Fleece "Blue Streak" yarn, and is using Celestial's project modifications (on her blog page). Gigi has finished her Frost Flowers shawl! Gigi has grafted the toes on her Tiger socks. Gigi has cast on a pair of Cozy Cables Socks, from Sock Club.
The Head to Toe design contest has been 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 (Here's the link to the Director's Cut episode about selecting fleeces.)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival
Mother Knows Best: (22:46)
We talk about stretching your knitting time. Jasmin mentions cubicle yoga.
When Knitting Attacks: (28:24)
Gigi runs out of beads on her Aeolian. Jasmin is not her best at 11:30PM.
This week we review The Knitgrrl Guide To Professional Knitwear Design by Shannon Okey. This book is a textbook on how to get started with a Knitwear Design business, and it's a great place to start.
Straw into Gold (50:36)
Jasmin is spinning the baby cormo fleece that she split with Meghan (and we briefly mention the faux pas).