Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wily - Episode 220 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi finished the leg of the Pinus Silvestry sock from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet out of Koigu. Jasmin worked on a pair of Vanilla Houdini socks out of Meilenweit yarn, while we were at the Try This at Home book signing. We endorse sock yarns that have 80/20percent combinations of wool and nylon. We mention Regia's 10 year product garantee.

Gigi finished a repeat on the Chrysanthemum socks out of Little Red Bicycle yarn. Jasmin is close to finishing the body of her Breezy cardigan. Gigi is knitting the Rubus Suberectus out of gray Fortissima. We endorse inscribing yarn wrappers that are gift yarn.

Jasmin finished the knitting of the Yoked cardigan, and started the Antler cardigan by Tin Can Knits, published in Pacific Knits, both out of Greenland. We mention blocking the Playful Stripes cardigan, the Yoked cardigan and the Cascade cardigan.

Jasmin mentions being on the Yarn Thing Podcast. Check it out!

In Stitches:(15:32)

We have been wearing socks. Gigi has worn the Katarina out of Tipperary Tweed.

Events:(17:21)

We will be attending Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery, May 25th, in Livermore. This falls on the saturday of Memorial Day Weekend

Mother Knows Best:(17:46)

We talk about getting the most bang for your buck. Jasmin mentions the KnitCents podcast.

Purloined:(25:17)

We purloined "mash notes" from the Spin Doctor podcast. And we are sending mash notes to the Spin Doctor herself, Dr Gemma from the CogKNITive podcast, Abby from the Knit Knit Cafe podcast, and Melanie from the Savvy Girls podcast.

Review:(30:18)

This week we review Colours of Shetland, by Kate Davies.

Straw Into Gold:(39:04)

We talk about chain plying for socks. Jasmin mentions Judith McCuin McKenzie. Jasmin mentions Lisa Souza's superwash merino, in the Gendarme colorway


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