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Explore the New World of Knitting on Opening Day with Anna Zilboorg. Take classes from the most talented designers in the Knitting Universe. Shop-till-you-drop in the largest fiber market in the South. See the hottest new knit designs at the Fashion Show or take to the runway yourself -- showing off your knits during the Student Banquet. If you love knitting, YOU CAN'T MISS THIS! Go to KnittingUniverse.com/Events for all the details. If it has to do with knitting, you will find it here. STITCHES South is open to the general public April 15th-17th. For more information please join us online at http://KnittingUniverse.comEvents/ or call 1-800-237-7099.
On the needles: (00:40)
Gigi is knitting on a pair of vanilla socks with an afterthought heel. Jasmin is working on the hood of her Mariah Cardigan. Gigi has cast on a Petra cardigan out of Dream in Color GroovyMeghan's Twist cardigan. We have drinks with a listener, and Jasmin wears her Cece for the first time. Gigi has swatched for her Cece out of SWTC Bamboo on a set of the KnitPicks Zephyr needles.
Katrina the Intern was at a robotics competition this last weekend! She is on the Janksters, through First Robotics. Come out and support Katrina! (color: Purple Rain). Chloe set in the sleeves on
Events: (9:44)- April 6-9: Camp KIP! (Check the site for the updates.)
- June 5th: Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery- June 24-26: Black Sheep Gathering. We're staying at the Courtesy Inn in Eugene, OR.
We announce the Mom 'N' Me contest! We want your stories about crafting with friends/family. Please have your entries in by 5/8/2011. Jasmin tells a story about the Knitmore Dad, hats, and scarves.
Mother Knows Best: (20:25)
Gigi explains the "three bites" rule.
When knitting attacks: (24:55)
The hood of Jasmin's Mariah cardigan attacks Jasmin. Count frequently.
This week, we review Knitting in the Details by Louisa Harding. We think it's a nice book, but that too much attention is paid to rehashes of basic patterns and not enough attention paid to embellishment techniques.
... And sew on: (35:49)
Gigi opens up the new segment by sharing her background. Gigi mentions learning to sew from Burda magazine. We talk about edging linen, pre-washing.
Straw into Gold: (46:55)
Jasmin is almost finished spinning the singles for the body of Andrew's sweater. Jasmin recommends the SpinDoctor Podcast and the Wool Breeds challenge. Jasmin recommends a Cricket loom for your "three bites" of weaving. We also LOVE WeaveCast with Syne Mitchell. Jasmin mentions that she's looking for a Schacht Mighty Wolf loom.