Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Predrafted - Episode 204 - The Knitmore Girls

Merino/Border Leicester X

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On the Needles(0:30)
VenusFueri from Subway Knits has started a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief.

Also, Judith Mackenzie McCuin has lost her studio in a fire and there is an effort to help her rebuild her collection of teaching supplies.

 We have our own domain now and can be reached at jasmin AT knitmoregirlspodcast DOT com and gigi AT knitmoregirlspodcast DOT com. Thanks to Kristine from the Yarnings Podcast for tech support

Gigi has been working on the Bundi cardigan, and Jasmin is working on the sleeves of the Playful Stripes Cardigan and enjoying the progress.

Gigi finished the No Tears Socks and did the finishing using the Judith McKenzie technique and the knitted graft from Knitting Daily.

Gigi has started the Girls Victorian Coat, out of Venezia for Genevieve. She has started another preemie hat, using a cast-on from The Sock Knitter's Handbook.

We will be attending

- The Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence: November 23rd 
- 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.
Prizes to be announced, closing date is January 6th.


This week we are purloining the ZoraLoraDingDong from The Spindoctor Podcast, hosted by Sasha Torres.


 This week we are reviewing 
Addi Click Lace Short Tips Interchangeable Needles, Addi Click Bamboo Interchangeable Needles, ChiaGoo Spin Interchangeable Needles (Bamboo), ChiaGoo Twist Interchangeable Needles (Metal)

Straw Into Gold:(38:01)

Jasmin has been spinning her merino/ border Leicester X on the Hansen Mini Spinner, and Gigi did a quick demo on her Jenkin's Turkish Drop Spindle

And Sew On:(40:13)
Gigi has started working on a log cabin quilt, it is a kit: Christmas in Kyoto 


  1. So sorry about your dog. We avoided the surgery, but had the same issue with our big guy. It took many months of TLC, but he is "pet worthy" as our vet said. It is always hard when our pets are not well because they can't tell us about it, and I heard that they only show a faction of the pain they are feeling. Such troopers.

  2. The singles--just beautiful. I've just started to spin and I keep the image of that bobbin in my mind as I spin my gloppy mess. I'm down to thin gloppy mess now but nowhere near beautiful. Some day...

  3. Hello there! I wanted to say belated Happy Thanksgiving to you! What am I thankful for this year is the wonderful experience of knitting. I always say that knitting is the best way to relieve stress in the long hours of work. Thanks for this wonderful post!