Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Shefood on the half shell - Episode 154- The Knitmore Girls

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Discover jacket mastery: see how easy it is to get the fit, confirm it as you knit, and know that every jacket will fit on Opening Day with Jean Frost. Take classes from the most talented designers in the Knitting Universe. Shop-till-you-drop in the largest fiber market in the Midwest. 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 Midwest is open to the general public August 25th-28th. For more information please join us online at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Events/ or call 1-800-237-7099.


On the Needles: (00:34)

Gigi has been working exclusively on her Taygete. Jasmin picked up the polo match cowl, out of the Punta Mericash. from the Cowl Girls book, and she is slowly working on her Garter Yoke Cardigan out of her handspun from Tour de Fleece 2011. Gigi is knitting her Daybreak out of Cascade Heritage 150 and a Conjoined Creations Flat Feet in Rainbow. Jasmin mentions Kristi's beautiful blanket with the mitered squares.

Events: (8:05)

June 4th: Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery
- June 11th: WWKIP Day. Location TBD.
- June 24-26: Black Sheep Gathering. We're staying at the Courtesy Inn in Eugene, OR.


Contest: (10:47)

We announce the Three Bites contest! Try something new, anything, and tell us about it! The contest closes Monday 6/27/2011. Gigi shares a three bites story about seafood.

Mother Knows Best: (16:09)

We take a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about hair in knitting. We mention Alison Hyde (author of Wrapped in Comfort) incorporating her husband's hair into a sweater for him, maybe.




When Knitting Attacks: (21:52)


Gigi goofs up garter stitch on her Taygete, Jasmin has misplaced the second Unloved Andrew sock.

Review: (25:10)

Terrific Toe-Up Socks by Janet Rehfeldt. We don't care for it, and would recommend Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson or Toe-Up! by Chrissy Gardiner as a better value.


Straw into Gold: (31:10)


Jasmin has finished spinning the singles for Andrew's 10 year sweater. She is now working on some Crown Mountain Superwash merino in "Cold As Ice" to recalibrate her mojo. Jasmin gets her white plastic storage bobbins at Purlescence and at Carolina Homespun. Jasmin mentions the Ba Ba Blacksheep podcast

Jasmin is selling the extra weight from the fleece from Duchess (which she spun into her Seneca sweater) for $40/lb, plus shipping. Jasmin answers a question about how to keep colors in handpainted fiber from getting muddy and dull.


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