Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Abducted - Episode 191 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:35)

One Minute Baby update: Genevieve is on the move!

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the Mishke by Cocoknits. Jasmin is working on the sleeves of the Baseball Jersey from Knits Men Want.  Gigi is making good progress on the Featherweight cardigan by Hannah Fettig.

Jasmin is working on a pair of Houdini socks for Andrew.  Jasmin finished the Ribbed Baby Jacket for the Ravellenic Games.  She needs to block the Mini Mondo Baby Cardigan.  She bought a number of patterns for shawls and shared Stephen West's discount code "mysteryrevealed"

Events:(10:39)

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

Mother Knows Best:(10:55)

This week we answer the question: How do you pick what to knit? Gigi goes with whatever "flavor" of knitting grabs her first; Jasmin mentions the Riverside Shawl, Kristin (aka Voolenvine) from the Yarngasm podcast, and Dr Gemma from the Cogknitive podcast. Jasmin also mentions the Color Affection shawl.

When Knitting Attacks:(19:32)

 Gigi is attacked by poor planning. She mentions the Bundi cardigan from Cardigans, by Louisa Harding

Purloined:(22:35)

This week we purloin the "Guernsey" segment from the  iMake podcast, hosted by Martine . We talk about the Rosicrutian Museum in San Jose. We also mention the Rose Garden, and Stitches West.

Review:(27:30)

 One minute health update by Gigi. This week we review Knit Red, by Laura Zander.
We mention the Knitmore Girls colorway by Abstract Fiber, $2 of each skein are donated to the American Heart Association.

And Sew On:(35:22)

Jasmin finished the table cloth, and prepped some linen napkins. Now we are working on baby blankets and sack gowns. We are planning to do a tutorial. Jasmin mentions her Evolution serger.

Straw Into Gold:(39:23)

Jasmin finished plying for her Goodale sweater. She started spinning the Out of Time colorway by Crown Mountain Farms. We mention the SPAKAL sweater.

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