Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wavelengths - Episode 213 - 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.
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On The Needles:(0:29)

Gigi started the Hipster Hat out of Pacific Knits.Jasmin has finished the yoke of the Playful Stripes Cardigan, but the button band was challenging. Gigi is working on the second incarnation of the sleeve of her Katje, but may do it again.

Jasmin is making progress on the Kaanteinen Hat. Gigi needs to turn the heel of her Monkey Socks. Her second Magic Carpet sock is looking beautiful, which makes the first sock look sloppy. She is thinking of knitting a new top and grafting it on the first sock, and after grafting the center of the Frost flowers stole, that should not be a big deal.

Gigi has offered to pick up the stitches for the cuff of her Houdini socks. Jasmin and Miss Kalendar have decided to knit the Calligraphy cardigan out of the handspun she had earmarked for the Baby cables and big ones, too pullover.

We are discussed some developments on Project Runway Allstars. It seems that creating drama keeps designers longer in this competition than good design. We are disappointed.
We also mention Tim Gunn's Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work.

Jasmin talks about Lily Chin's appearance on Letterman, and briefly mentions Rachel Ray

In Stitches:(18:38)

Gigi has been wearing her standard socks, wristers and Knitmore Cowl. She accidentally mismached some Regia socks and they still looked like they belonged together. She wore her gray Citron- Jasmin has the yellow one. And she wore a big sweater out of Colinette yarn.

Jasmin wore her Uber Cowl out of Cascade Magnum. Andrew has been wearing hats out of Noro. We talked about the Seam Allowance project, where people are trying to sew/knit 25% of things new to their wardrobe.

Andrew wore gloves that Jasmin knitted for Andrew pre -ravelry.

Genevieve has been wearing her Genevieve Coat and the lovely cardigan that Aimless knitted for her.

Sam is looking for his hat to wear with his Daybreak


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

 Say hello if you see us!


We announced the winners out of the 716 entries to our Do Some Good Contest. The prizes are:

- A Green Mountain Knitting Bag
- Two Lolo Bar Trios from The Bar Maids- a Claudia Handpainted Yarns kit for a pair of colorwork mittens (from Purlescence Yarns)
- a copy of Magnificent Mittens and Socks, by Anna Zilborg (from XRX books)
- a Pagewood Farm Tinkerbell needle felting scarf kit in amazing shades of red (from Purlescence Yarns)
- and a drop spindle kit from Schacht
- Tess Microfiber ribbon
- A Gleam Fingering Yarn kit from The Sincere Sheep
- Knitting it Old School, by Stitchy McYarnpants and Caro Sheridan
-a mug from
-a Creatively Dyed sock and soap kit
- Sock yarn from The Sincere Sheep
- Patterns from Cooperative Press
- Swing, Swagger, Drape by Jane Slicer-Smith (from XRX books)

 Mother Knows Best:(31:36)

We answered a question from the "What Do You Want To Hear About" thread, whether it is more economical to buy ready to spin rowing, or to buy fleece and have it processed. Jasmin recommends Morro Fleece Works for fleece processing.


We review One + One: Hats: 30 Projects from Just Two Skeins by Iris Schreier
We mention Wooly Wormhead

1 comment:

  1. I am so in agreement with you about Project Runway Allstars. I'm not a fan of Laura Kathleen. I'm sorry, but her ranting about money and all she had made me want to say, "It's not all about rich!!" Should she have gone home for the vest of doom? No. However she made a ton of other awful things in her time there and I was done with her.

    I love the people they have left for tonight's show. All interesting, soulful desingers who have a bigger picture in mind. The only real problem for me is that Anthony Ryan should have gone home on that ombre disaster that showed he knew nothing about women over size six. Most women are larger and if you want to design for sticks, either move, or design for literal sticks. This country is curvy. I'm not, anymore, but I used to be very plus sized. I also cried when Josh left. I know he dressed like the flag from every nation with fruit on top, but he has taste and style. I love Uli, oh, I love them all. I miss the heck out of Tim Gunn to the point I almost don't watch Allstars. The judges are judges. One snark is always around and Heidi can deliver it too, but Dear Tim. I want to adopt him as my fairy godfather and miss him to pieces.