Monday, September 24, 2012

Slimmer and Taller - Episode 197 - The Knitmore Girls

Jalie 2787

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On The Needles:(0:32)

Jasmin has finished the first (third?) sleeve on Andrew's Baseball Jersey, and has started the second (fourth?) sleeve. (You can find the blog post regarding Genevieve here.) Gigi has finished the knitting part of her Featherweight Cardigan.

Jasmin is making socks out of yarn from Little Red Bicycle, and Gigi is almost done with her Hobbit Socks. Gigi is enjoying knitting in bed, working on the Sister Joan Shawl and listening to the Knitting Pipeline podcast. 

Gigi has excavated her Brown Heathered Skirt from Veronique Avery's Knitting 24/7.  We mention Brenda Dayne and the Lanesplitter skirt which we mistakenly called Sidewinder Skirt. Gigi has cast on the Bundi Cardigan out of Louisa Harding's Cardigans.


 We will be attending
- Pacific International Quilt Festival: Oct 11-14 2012
- Stitches West:  February 21-24 2013

Mother Knows Best:(15:40)

We answer a question from our "What do you want to hear about?" thread. We mention the Lady Eleanor Shawl , the Lily of the Valley Stole and the Frost Flowers Shawl. Niebling patterns and Eugen Beugler are referred to. We also mention the Looped Loop Cowl, and Voolenvine.


This week we are purloining Book Talk, from the 2 Knit Lit Chicks podcast, hosted by Tracy and Barb. We both are reading Game of Thrones

Jasmin was listening to Bringing Up Bébé. Jasmin likes Whispersync, and she talks about Dracula, read by Tim Curry and Alan Cummings. Also mentioned: Frankenstein, and Hunger Games. Jasmin is reading "Deadlocked" from the Sookie Stackhouse series.


 This week we review The Sock Knitter's Handbook, by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrot

And Sew On:(34:02)

Jasmin has finished a stack of baby night shirts McCalls 6103. She has cut the fabric for a nursing top: Jalie 2787. Threads magazine now lets subscribers download digital copies as well.

Straw Into Gold:(39:31)

Jasmin has been spinning on her sidekick before bed, and talking to Meghan of Stitch It. And she has been spinning on the Minispinner. Gigi fired herself for not having swatched for her SPAKAL.

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