Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lederhosen - Episode 227 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:33)

Jasmin has been working on the Antler cardigan and is thinking about getting horn buttons to finish it.
She is very happy about the Knit Evenly app. Gigi reminisces about German regional costumes. She is working on the Ginko Leaves shawl. She looked up Jeny's Surpisingly Stretchy Bind-Off on YouTube, and is thrilled with it.

Jasmin is working on Stephen West's Boneyard shawl. Also, she fell down the rabbit hole and bought some Vincent van Gogh sock yarn by Opal. She is planning to knit Houdini socks with it.

Gigi put a few rows on the rosa rubiginosa socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. Jasmin has been making tracks on her Eadon sweater.


We will be attending Wine and Wool, at the Retzlaff Winery, on Saturday, May 25th, in Livermore. This falls on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend

Mother Knows Best:(16:29)

Todays bit of wisdom is: Go clean your room!

When Knitting Attacks:(20:10)

Gigi was working on the pinus silvestry sock and got caught up in saving some stitches, which turned out to be more work. She had started the Wrapped in Leaves shawl in the wrong weight, and so frogged all of it.

Watching TV had her so distracted that she messed up the toe on a vanilla sock. Gigi very helpfully decided to help Jasmin knit her new Van Gogh yarn and started the Firestarter socks, and couldn't manage the cables, so she ripped back to the toe.

She is working on the Celaeno by Romi Hill and discovered that she had too many stitches in her lace.  And after knitting some more on lace where she had messed up, she finally decided that she needs to pull back a few rows.


This week we are purloining the Guernsey segment of the iMake podcast hosted by Martine, and Jasmin talks about a trip to Happy Hollow, and Kelly Park and the Japanese Friendship Garden.


This week we review Just Like Me Knits, by Brandy Fortune

And Sew On:(42:58)

Jasmin and Ms Kalendar of the Brass Needles podcast sewed baby blankets. Jasmin's blanket is intended for the babies of Erin from the Anatomy of Knitting podcast.  Gigi fixed the binding for the quilt she is repairing, and then sewed it on.


  1. Hello Jasmin and Gigi! I can't remember which episode you were talking about kids clothes, but if you are interested in a wardrobe for little G please run, don't walk, to check out Oliver + S patterns (they have a website with lots of downloadable patterns). The clothes are just toooooooo cute, and you can easily build a wardrobe for little G with a few of their patterns!! They are impeccably written, as well. I have sewn a few for my 6 month old ( I know, sewing clothes for a 6 month old, am I crazy?!?), and they are adorable!!

  2. Hi - I'm wondering where you got the cute sheep material you used to make the baby blankets. It sounds perfect! Thanks so much & happy knitting, Sandra