Monday, November 29, 2010

Just Say "No" - Episode 128 - The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode has been sponsored by:
Abstract fiber has new Limited Luxury fibers. Our website will soon have merino cashmere silk and merino yak silk blends that we will dye to order in any of our colors until we run out. The cashmere blend sold out at SOAR in 3 hours! Visit your lys or to see what the commotion's about!

The holidays are fast approaching, and the Purlescence Purl Girls are preparing holiday goodies for you all to enjoy. We are pleased to announce the arrival of three new fiber lines: Frabjous Fibers, Ashland Bay Fibers, and Crown Mountain Fibers. We're also stocking up on looms and spinning wheels for your holiday gift desires. Get your wish list in and order early to ensure delivery before mid-December! Happy autumn knitting!


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On the needles: (00:34)

Thanks for the birthday wishes! Gigi is making progress on her Cassidy cardigan. Jasmin is making some progress on her Cece cardigan, and found the perfect button for it! Jasmin is working on Meghan's Twist Cardigan. We mention Dr. Who, the Dr. Who scarf, and the Brass Needles podcast.

Other podcasts mentioned:

Miss Elle Knits
Cast On
Sticks and String
Radio Free Burrito (language warning)

Jasmin has been working on her Snapdragon Afterthought Socks. We talk about the Pajama Jammie Jam. You can see our video here:

We mention Bill's (in Willow Glen).

Mother Knows Best: (10:51)

We suggest a "Just say 'no'... but I'll teach you" approach to holiday knitting. Jasmin mentions her Juno Regina stole.

When Knitting Attacks: (18:47)

Jasmin runs short. And forgetful.

Contest! (21:03)

Our annual Do Some Good contest has begun! Do some good, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close 1/8/2011, and we'll announce the winners on 1/9/2011.

Review: (23:14)

This week we review One More Skein by Leigh Radford. We're not really impressed.

Holidays with the Knitmores: (29:43)

We talk about Advents Calendars, and specifically mention the DROPS Christmas calendar.

Straw into Gold: (33:46)

Jasmin is still spinning on her Barbie dream fleece from the 2009 Monterey Wool auction. It's a brown merino from Terry Mendenhall. We talk about multiple wheel homes, and how to select a spinning wheel.


  1. loved the video, thank you for sharing!

  2. What were the learning to knit DVDs you mentioned? I couldn't catch it.

  3. =D I was at Purlescence on SATURDAY, and scored some awesome cashmere yarns for $6.25 per ball from the 75% off table, along with some awesome yarns I've been meaning to try. With that many people at Pajama Jammie Jam, I'm still surprised how many goodies they still had at those discount tables.

    Now safely back in Irvine, I'm now worried about how to organize these new yarns in my new yarn shelf so it makes it look like I have less yarns than I actually do...

  4. As a mom who has children of diapering age, I just want to let you know that the point of legwarmers for children who aren't potty trained is ease of changing. A baby who is wearing legwarmers has warm legs and is much easier to change. No need to wrangle a wriggling kidlet into or out of another layer of clothes. This is more of an "around the house look," of the t-shirt, diaper (esp. cloth diapering), and legwarmers, super-casual look.

    I know you two just reviewed a book you like but it seems like nine out of ten of the books you review you dislike. I would love to hear about books that you *do* like far more than books that you don't like. Could you please review more like that?


  5. Hi Ladies,
    I like your book reviews. I really appreciate your honesty. You guys always see the positive even in the negative.