Sunday, November 7, 2010

Twisted - Episode 125 - The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode has been sponsored by:
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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 hit the mending basket. Gigi has been working on her Cassidy! Jasmin mentions a sweater she was knitting for Andrew- an Alice Starmore Gansey. Gigi is dissatisfied with the Manos Rittenhouse yarn. Jasmin has been working on her deeeelicious Cece. Jasmin mentions her Seneca sweater. We mention the Button Emporium and the Ernst's website for buttons.

Gigi is still working on the Heart to Heart scarf by Sivia Harding. Jasmin has made progress on the sleeves for Meghan's Twist cardigan. Gigi sets a goal to knit 52 socks in 2011. Jasmin has cast on a new pair of socks out of Abstract Fiber's Tempation (color: Snapdragon), and she is going to try an afterthought heel on them. Jasmin draws a comparison to Casbah. Jasmin has finished her pair of Supernatural Socks!

Mother Knows Best: (19:20)

We pull a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread - how and when do we wear handknit socks? We mention clear clogs, Regia boots, clear converse, and Dansko clogs.

When Knitting Attacks: (25:34)

Jasmin has three attacks in two hours while working on the sleeves of Meghan's Twist cardigan.

Review: (28:56)

This week we review "Comfort Knitting and Crochet Afghans" by Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter, and the Berroco Design Team. Gigi liked the variety, design, and contemporary nature of the patterns. Jasmin did not like the book, but she also admits that she doesn't knit blankets or afghans.

Straw into Gold: (37:20)

This week, Jasmin talks abut the Corriedale top from Crown Mountain Farms' Fiber of the Month club. (Pictured above.) Jasmin also mentions the Fiber Fiend Superwash Corriedale.


  1. I think Berroco's Comfort is as good as it gets when it comes to acrylic yarn. It's so soft, doesn't feel squeaky, I actually made some garments for myself with the yarn when I used to be a strict vegan. It washes really great and I love how many colors it comes in. :)

  2. Gigi talked about a shawl being "fly paper" for knitters. I think it was the frost flowers...or something. Do you have a link to the pattern? I'm intrigued.