Monday, October 22, 2012

Vroom! - Episode 201 - The Knitmore Girls


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While winter brings feeling of nesting or hunkering down, it also means a picking up a piece or two of handcrafts. The oven works overtime for those holiday family favorites, quilters stitch just a tad faster to complete works of art before gift giving officially opens, and knitters dash to their local yarn store to squeeze in one more scarf or pair of socks for that last minute gift. As you are crafting wonders, Bar-Maids continues to handcraft yummy goodness for your skin ... all to to help you....even if you continue to create into the wee morning hours. Bar-Maids handcrafts their products with natural skin loving oils and butters; everything your skin needs to keep it soft and moisturized and nothing it doesn't. Since you use our hands a tad more in this season, let Lo-Lo help keep them moisutrized. It's simple! Get your hands wet, shake the water off and get your Lo-Lo on before you pick-up needle, cookie cutter, or drop spindle.
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On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has finished her Shawl Collared Cowl and started another one in black.  Jasmin is working on the Playful Stripes Cardigan, also by Alana Dakos. 

Gigi is swatching for a Lana Grossa Luxe shawl, but is practicing the pattern on sock yarn, since the yarn is delicate. 

Jasmin is working on a Houdini Sock for Andrew. Gigi has unearthed a UFO: a color work sock from The Little Box of Socks. Gigi has started the Tiny Tealeaves Cardigan out of Madeline Tosh DK. And she is plugging away on the No Tears Sock.

Jasmin mentions Meliabella from the His and Hers podcast, and Gigi talks about the Savvy Girls podcast.


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

Mother Knows Best:(10:43)

 Gigi talks about sewing Halloween costumes for Jasmin and Sam. Jasmin references Debbie Bliss' Kid's Knits for Heads, Hands, and Toes

When Knitting Attacks:(15:56)

 Gigi has been attacked by the Tiny Tealeaves Cardigan. Jasmin was attacked by the picots of her Playful Stripes Cardigan.


 This week we purloin sci fi from Brass Needles' Miss Kalendar, and talk about Rules of Acquisition: we acquired Cascade Greenland for baby sweaters


 This week we review
Design It, Knit It by Debbie Bliss

Jasmin also referenced Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch
Straw Into Gold:(34:16)

Gigi finally knitted her swatch for the SPAKAL. Jasmin has been spinning  her Merino Border Leicester cross, she is thinking of doing a Hannah Fettig (Yoked Cardigan) sweater out of it.  And she murmured about a 2013 SPAKAL.

And Sew On:(37:30)

Gigi fixed an uneven edge on a onesie for Genevieve, and is happy with it now. Jasmin  has been working on Genevieve's Halloween  mouse costume (Simplicity 2506) . She is using The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook for reference.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this episode. I just love listening to your Mom and You.