Tuesday, October 16, 2012

All you need is love - Episode 200 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:31)

Gigi is working on her second No Tears Sock, and planning to change the heel. Jasmin is working on the Walk of Shame socks. We mentioned the Knitted Graft, and Judith Mackenzie McCuin's method of cutting yarn.

Gigi has gotten to the shoulders of her Odelia cardigan. Jasmin cast on the Playful Stripes Cardigan by Alana Dakos, who also has designed Coastal Knits cardigans. Gigi is knitting the fronts of the Bundi cardigan, and Abby From the Knit Knit Cafe had a very constructive suggestion. Jasmin is plugging away at the Breezy Cardigan.

Gigi finished her Sweet Tomato Heel Socks and started a preemie hat out of leftover yarn from her Ophidian Shawl.

We mentioned Randall Children's Hospital in Portland, Oregon. November is the period of Purple Crying and Shaken Baby Syndrome, and if you want to knit a purple hat to donate to this cause at your local county hospital, they would appreciate it.

We  answered listener questions for  our 200th episode:

Jasmin mentions her Mariah cardigan as one of her favorite projects
We list out favorite yarns: Regia sock yarns, Tess Yarns sock yarn, Abstract Fiber Miro , Tess Microfiber Ribbon.
We mentioned the Knit Wits.We recall a memorable dinner at Sock Summit with Syne Mitchell, the Tsarina of Tsocks, Sandy Wiseheart, Jennifer Holiday.
We reminisce about a Black Sheep Trip, Oregon Flock and Fiber, Sock Summit, the Church of Elvis, the Button Emporium, Josephine's Dry Goods.
Brenda Dayne inspired Jasmin to start podcasting.


We will be attending
- Stitches West:  February 21-24, 2013

Mother Knows Best:(23:46)

Reminiscing, Gigi mentions Burda Magazine, sewing classes at West Valley College.

When Knitting Attacks:(34:18)

Gigi was attacked by her Ophidian.


This week we review Knit One Knit All by Elizabeth Zimmermann.


We are answering questions from our listeners. We saw Franklin Habit, and mentioned the Cognitive Fiber Retreat

And Sew On:(1:02:01)

Gigi does some finishing on baby blankets, Jasmin gets started on Genevieve's Halloween costume. We attended the Pacific International Quilt Festival.

Specialty's sandwiches are amazing for events at the Santa Clara Convention Center.


  1. Congratulations on the 200th podcast! Looking forward to hearing more.


  2. This was my absolutely favorite postcard of all! I loved hearing all of 'the favorite...' and 'most memorable...' stories. Congratulations on 200!
    Adriana Schoenberg (adrianas on Ravelry)