Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lofty goals - Episode 126 - 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! And don't forget that the Pajama Jammie Jam is coming. We've got lots of great deals when we open at 6am on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Happy autumn knitting!


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On the Needles: (00:31)

Gigi has been digging through her UFO pile. Jasmin has made some progress on Meghan's Twist Cardigan. Gigi has unearthed her Classic Slant Cardigan (by Deborah Newton, not Veronik Avery), and Jasmin has come to her rescue with the Interweave Knits on CD. Jasmin's Cece has gotten stalled. Gigi has made progress on her Cassidy.

Jasmin is working on Andrew's socks out of the Creatively Dyed Yarns J'ouvert base (color "Cake"). Jasmin is working on a pair of Snapdragon socks out of Abstract Fiber Temptation (color "Snapdragon"), which will have afterthought heels. Gigi has been working on her Heart to Heart scarf (by Sivia Harding).

Thanks to Sarah over at Stash Resolution. Go over and give it a listen!

We mention the 2011 thread. Post your 2011 goals!

Mother Knows Best: (27:03)

We talk about managing your Ravelry queue and picking projects that flatter. We mention the HOAX fashion formula book. We mention the Knitpicks brass stitch markers.

When Knitting Attacks: (36:13)

Gigi's Maia shawl has given her "three bears" moments. Jasmin goofs on Meghan's sleeves, yet again.

Review: (41:03)

This week, we review Lucy Neatby's Sock Techniques 1. It's a great value, as it's less expensive than a basic sock class at your LYS, and more comprehensive.

Straw into Gold: (46:59)

Jasmin has been spinning her Barbie dream fleece, and the Crown Mountain Farms Blue Faced Leicester from the Fiber of the Month Club (pictured above). Other vendors mentioned include Susan's Spinning Bunny and Abstract Fiber.


  1. Thanks for the link and shout out. Much appreciated!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. thanks for pointing to my thread, I really enjoy checking it to see what everyone is inspired to reach for but that obviously I am not so strange because other people were thinking about 2011 goals