Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Leopard Stripes - Episode 224 - The Knitmore Girls


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She travels….extensively. At times by wheels, sometimes by wing, other times by wave. She  travels while she sits and knits, creativity driving. Creativity inspired by mountain travel, memories, textures and color, small towns, 5th Avenues and spring flowers. She travels…..light. Light as the wind. With her backpack  she is prepared to hike mountain passes, climb the north face, and forge those rivers.  Next week, she will grab her Zucca on wheels and brave airport security flying to the next big city. One thing remains constant. She always travels with a Lo-Lo Body Bar. She knows while hiking, she won’t be bugged, and while in the city, dry skin doesn’t have a chance.  
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On The Needles:(0:32)

Gigi is has finished a pair of socks out of Red Heart, Heart and Sole with Aloe. Jasmin is knitting the Antler cardigan out of Cascade Greenland for Genevieve. She likes using a new cable needle ring from Leslie Wind.

Gigi has started the lace border of the Celeano out of Lisa Sousa's Squash Blossom. Jasmin cast on her SPAKAL sweater!

Gigi cast on her second Chrysanthemum sock. She is thinking of using green yarn to reknit her Pinus Silvestry socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet.

Jasmin has been working on the Breezy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig. She mentions her Calligraphy cardigan, and the ribbon she got for it from TheRibbonSupply.


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:(16:03)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about thread?" about how to find the grain line on fabric.


This week we are purloining "In the Kitchen" from The High Fiber Diet podcast, hosted by Coggie
You can find the recipe for her Browned butter chocolate chip Nutella swirl cookies with Sea Salt.


This week we are reviewing Sock Yarn Studio, by Carol Sulcoski

Straw Into Gold:(39:27)

Gigi wound the yarn she spun and Jasmin plied onto the skein winder. And we used Tyvek wristbands to label the skeins.

Jasmin has been trying to spin on her Schacht wheel, with Genevieve on her lap. She thinks spinning unassisted on the mini spinner might be more productive.

And Sew On:(43:33)

Gigi did some mending, and cut fabric for a binding for a quilt. Also, Miss Kalendar came over, and cut fabric for blankets and sack gowns


  1. I used to use the tyvek wrist bands to put on my kids ankles when we went out in a crowd. I put my phone. U ver on it so I could always be reached. I'm sure there are more elegant things out there to use as well.

  2. I know that a very large baking contest uses the criteria that there need to be three significant differences in a recipe, compared to other existing recipes, for it to be called an original recipe. Sounds like your recipe has that.

  3. I grew up in MA and as a child ate at the Toll House in nearby Whitman where the cookie was born.
    I remember the large dining hall built around a tree whose trunk stayed long after disease took the tree.