Monday, July 23, 2012

Wasting diamonds- Episode 188 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:33)

Jasmin is working on her Mini Mondo Cable cardigan.  Gigi is still working on her Mishke.
Jasmin is planning a sweater for Genevieve out of Cascade 220 superwash to go with her Carter's onesies. She is thinking of maybe knitting an Alana Dakos design (this one).  Gigi is also planning to knit a sweater out of Cascade 220 for Genevieve out of 60 Quick Baby Knits. We mentioned the
Intarsia 1 and Intarsia 2  DVDs by Lucy Neatby.

We mention the Daybreak shawl. Gigi is happy with her progress on her Sister Joan Shawl.
Jasmin put another row on her Houdini sock, and Gigi is working on a sock for Genevieve out of Regia.

Jasmin mentioned the baby Arwen sweater for the Ravellenic games. We mention a trip to Hicklebee's bookstore for the Mac Barnett signing. We attended a Cascade Yarns tasting; some Cascade Heritage Silk, and Jewel Handpaint yarn. Cascade Magnum is mentioned, and The Great American Kid's Afghan.. We are working with Addi Click needles so we can review them.


September 3rd, we are planning to attend the Monterey Wool Auction, at the Monterey County Fairground

Mother Knows Best:(18:29)

We talk about color memory.


This week we purloined the "Geek Squee"  segment from the Knit 1, Geek 2 podcast . We talk about The Walking Dead TV series. Jasmin mentions The Walking Dead graphic novels. We also mention World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.


This week we reviewed
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen.
Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski, illustrated by Lee Harper
The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweater...That Grandma Knit, by Debbie Macomber and Mary Lou Carney, illustrated by Vincent Nguyen

And Sew On:(45:30)

Gigi mentions spray on fabric adhesiveProject Runway Season 10 has started.

Straw Into Gold:(49:39)

Jasmin completed her Tour de Fleece goal of finishing spinning the singles for her SPAKAL sweater, and also finished the singles out of the BFL from FreckleFace Fiber and Abstract Fiber. She is using Enchanted, Midnight Moon and Maleficent. She is also plying for her Goodale sweater.

Gigi also not only managed her Tour de Fleece goal, but also made huge progress on her SPAKAL sweater.


  1. I thought Extra Yarn was a fun book. So much I reviewed it in one of my blog posts.

  2. I, too, have reviewed Extra Yarn and Woolbur. Extra Yarn appeared after my kids aged out of picture books but I got and reviewed it anyway! Woolbur is a family favorite.

    May I recommend some backlist titles for G's bookshelf? I predict that you will love:

    Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep: A Yarn About Wool by Teri Sloat and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott - I think I can recite this one by memory!

    Red Berry Wool (my review:

    Bea Rocks the Flock (my review:

    Mr. Nick's Knitting

    These are worth seeking out at the library to see if you like them well enough to hunt down copies (some are OP).

    I look forward to keeping up with fiber-related children's books through your podcast now that my kids are older... keep them coming. Thanks!