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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.