Sunday, October 24, 2010

K(nit)9 - Episode 123 - The Knitmore Girls

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Abstract Fiber is headed to SOAR! Spin-Off’s Autumn Retreat is the last week of October in southern Wisconsin, just outside of Chicago. We’re bringing crimpy, easy to spin cashmere, Polwarth, and BFL/Silk as our featured fibers, plus Hedonism, our luxury yarn available only direct from us. We’ll have our regular yarns and fibers too. If you can’t make it to SOAR check out to find a local retailer or shop online. The market will be open to the public on Thursday, October 28, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday, October 29, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of October. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!

Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at

On the Needles: (00:28)

Gigi wants to replace "mindless" with "autopilot", Jasmin's suggestion is "cruise control". Gigi has been working on her Aeolian shawl. Jasmin has been working on Meghan's Twist Cardigan. We mention the Cables and Lace Knit(more)-a-long. Jasmin is still working on the socks for Andrew out of the Creatively Dyed J'ouvert base (colorway: Cake).

Gigi is knitting the Heart to Heart Scarf by Sivia Harding out of Abstract Fiber Hepburn in red. Jasmin mentions the Yarnspinner's Tales podcast. Jasmin also mentions the Knit Knit Cafe podcast and the heeled Doc Marten boots that Abby mentioned.

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Mother Knows Best: (16:32)

We discuss beads and knitting. Gigi mentions the 7 Small Shawls ebook by Rosemary Hill.

Review: (24:58)

This week we review "Dress Your Dog" by Sys Fredens. Jasmin mentions the CARE rescue group in Saratoga, CA. Jasmin mentions the dog sweater calculator.

Straw into Gold: (38:21)

Jasmin mentions the Crown Mountain Farms Superwash merino ("Tequila Sunrise"). Jasmin and Gigi drumcard Shetland fleece while they watch TV. Jasmin mentions "The Knitter's Book of Wool" and "In Sheep's Clothing" as her go-to reference books.

Jasmin talks about the Welsh Top from the Crown Mountain Farms
Fiber of the Month club, and her "aha" moment when it comes to spinning from the fold.


  1. OMG, this beautiful doggie is smiling. My daughter Corrina used to say someone was "smiling out loud" when their smile was just so BIG. Love this picture.

  2. I don't see it on I tunes :( pout. Does it take awhile sometimes?

  3. Hello Ladies,

    I was listening to your beading problems and I can offer a solution. Ask your beading sales staff for a Bead Reemer, it is a pointy rasp that you twirl into the hole of a glass bead to make the hole larger or smoother, if you have a problem with every 15th bead it wouldn't be too much trouble to fix them and it might be the difference between running short and finishing you project.