Monday, August 27, 2012

Deep Sea Fish - Episode 193 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:35)

Gigi is working on the Mishke.  A lot.  Jasmin is working on the sleeve of Andrew's Baseball Jersey. Gigi has started on the sleeves of the Featherweight. Jasmin is working on  her Breezy cardigan.  She is also working on her DaybreakBiobands allow her to knit in the car.  Gigi is also working on the Sister Joan shawl.
Episode 194 will be a day late, since we are attending the Monterey Wool Auction on Monday.
Our tentative start date for the SPAKAL sweater knitting is the beginning of September.
We talk about the latest episode of Project Runway, and mention What Not To Wear.

We play a promo for the TwinNeedle podcast.


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

Mother Knows Best:(22:02)

We answer a question about how to wind yarn by hand. We mention using a nostepinne.

When Knitting Attacks:(26:50)

Gigi is repeatedly attacked by her Mishke.


This week we purloin Aquisitions, from Knitting MinKnits, hosted by Mindy Vasil.
Gigi buys raw silk at Thai Silk in Los Altos, and uses Color Catchers


This week we review French Girl Knits Accessories, by Kristin Griffin-Grimes. Jasmin mentions French Girl Knits

And Sew On:(39:06)

Jasmin is sewing baby blankets and baby night gowns. Tutorial will be released some time in the future. Jasmin mentions Isabel from the Fluffy Fibers podcast, and the nursing tops she plans to sew: (Jalie 2787 Criss Cross Nursing Top, Perfect Nursing Top by Megan Nielsen)

Straw Into Gold:(43:07)

Gigi has found her Jenkins Turkish drop spindle  Jasmin skeined up the yarn she spun for her Goodale. She used Soak to soak the yarn. She is also  doing a lot of plying for the sweater for Genevieve (BFL in Enchanted & Midnight Moon from Freckle Face Fiber at the Cognitive Fiber Retreat, and the Maleficent colorway from Abstract Fiber.)


  1. Listening to how much you like two sided baby blankets, I decided to make a few for a friend's daughter. I blogged it and wrote up a tutorial here:

    Feel free to use as much of it as you can for your own tutorial; it is a start at least! And thanks for giving me the idea of making these blankets; the new momma loved them!

    Your faithful listener, Nancy

  2. Are you using a specific pattern for the shirts you talk about sewing? I want to get back to sewing garments for myself. I liked thr description of the top. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for sharing this blog post with us..I really like the concept....these type of thread work blankets are long lasting and durable...

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