Monday, December 19, 2011

Knit or cut bait - Episode 174 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(00:39)

Gigi has put a few more rows on her Origami sweater.  Jasmin worked on her Breezy Cardigan. Gigi finished a Rocky Coast sleeve. Andrews sweater is not growing much. Jasmin tried the Yarn Harlot's Irish Cottage style knitting on the Snug cardigan.  Gigi also worked on the sleeves of the Odelia cardigan.  Jasmin has been weaving a scarf out of Jade Sapphire 2 ply cashmere on her Cricket Loom.  Gigi is going to bind off the Pieman neck warmer. She also finished hemming all of the receiving blankets for Sharkbean, but she couldn't use a hemming foot for that.


02/23-26/2012: Stitches West 2012.
     -No official Meet-and-Greet, but do come and say hi!
     -We will have Preemie hat collection points (to be announced)
     -Still looking for a signal for shy listeners

We mentioned Alison Hyde, author of Wrapped in Comfort.


Do some good.  Get your entries in by December 25th.  

We have launched our annual Do Some Good Contest, and we picked some amazing prizes:
- a set of three Lolo Bars: CC clove, Little Pumpkin, and Figgy
- a signed copy of Coastal Knits
- one year subscription to Knitter's Magazine
- a set of Knitter's Blocks
- as of this week: one copy of How to Knit a Heart Back Home, and Wishes and Stitches, and How to Knit a Love Song, and A Life in Stitches by Rachael Herron (signed!).

Mother Knows Best:(21:26)

We discussed repairing handknit socks. Jasmin mentioned the eggepinne she purchased for darning socks.

When Knitting Attacks:(30:03)

Jasmin was attacked by the yarn for her Snug sweater.

Holidays with the Knitmores:(34:07)

We had some good ideas for spreading the holiday spirit. Say something nice, recognize good customer service, and stretch your vocabulary when you're telling people to have a nice day.


We review 60 More Quick Knits; 20 Hats, 20 Scarves, 20 Mittens in Cascade 220 Sport. We also mention60 Quick Knits, and 60 Quick Baby Knits.

Straw Into Gold:(48:22)

Jasmin hasn't figured out how work the miniSpinner around her belly.
Jasmin got a box full of clean fleece from Sherri from Morro Fleece Works, which includes some alpaca.

1 comment:

  1. Oh no! It looks like there is an extra space at the end of the link for the download.