Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fish or Cut Bait - Episode 206 - 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 moisturized. 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.

 On the Needles:(0:29)

All Gigi has to show for is that she finished the first sleeve on the Victorian Girl's Coat.  Now she is searching for buttons. Jasmin has picked up her Breezy Cardigan again.

We have been looking at pictures of finished SPAKAL Sweaters on the Knitmore Girls forum.  Jasmin suggested Gigi knit the Tilted Duster, since her hand spun turned out too bulky for the Eadon.  We talk about attending the Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence, and Gigi bought some Venezia in worsted weight to knit her Eadon.

Jasmin also worked on her Daybreak.


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


We have started this years Do Some Good Contest.
Do some good on a local, statewide, nationwide or universal level.

First  two prizes are:
A Green Mountain Knitting Bag
Two Lolo Bar Trios from The Bar Maids

Closing date for the contest is January 6th.

Mother Knows Best:(17:03)

We talk about themes for new years resolution.  Jasmin has picked her theme for 2013.
We reference Tim Gunn's A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style.

Acts of Knitting:(21:54)

We are still searching for ideas for the shawlette Gigi wants to knit out of yarn from Lisa Souza for Dr. Gemma, from the Cogknitive podcast. Gigi has already knit an Aeolian and two Ophidian's. 


This week we review Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf, by Alana Dakos
and Phoebe's Birthday, by Joanna and Eric Johnson

Jasmin mentions the Playful Stripes Cardigan, the Wee Wildflower Cardigan, and the Birds Headband, and Woolbur.

And Sew On:(48:14)

Gigi hemmed  some pants,  and devised a strategy for dealing with her mending pile. She laid out her blocks for the log cabin quilt.


  1. Enjoyed listening to the podcast while I was pressing half square triangles for my current quilt project. Gigi, do you think you'll ever convert Jasmin to quilting? I think it's inevitable!

  2. Hi Ladies,
    Thank you for another wonderful podcast. Jasmine, I love your New Year's Theme idea. Mine for 2013 is Sleep. As a working Mom of 2 kids ages 10 and 15 the best thing I can do for everyone is get lots of sleep.
    I also wanted to mention my favorite knitting themed book for kids which is Shall I Knit you a Hat by Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise. Beautiful illustrations and creative knitting ideas for all the critters. My kids and I still love it!
    Have a great day.

  3. What a wonderful podcast! I really enjoyed listening while reading the post here.Nice photo too, i love that beautiful combination of colors. Thanks for sharing this, especially the podcast!