Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hamster - Episode 237 - The Knitmore Girls

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Knitmore listeners, grab your needles! Purlescence Yarns is hosting a fabulous mad-hatting event to support Halos of Hope and kids battling cancer. We need your help! Send in your hats knit or crocheted in a star theme (think Star Trek, Star Wars, constellations, magicians, and more!) for Camp Happy Times. Identify yourself as a Knitmore Girls listener and for each hat received by July 13, your name will be entered into a special prize package drawing (including yarn from Cascade Yarns, Fiesta Yarns, and more), exclusively for supporters of this podcast. The winner will be announced on the podcast following the Halos of Hope-athon.
On The Needles:(0:31)

Gigi has bound off a pair of Brainless socks. Jasmin mentions her fancy pool. She is on the fourth color of her Boneyard shawl.

Gigi is getting close to finishing her first Spiceman sock out of van Gogh, by Opal, but she missed the deadline for entering her socks in the Down Cellar Studio podcast KAL.

It looks like Gigi will be knitting a cabled fisherman's Dr Watson sweater. Jasmin is suggesting Cascade Eco wool, and entering it in the Sweater KAL on the Down Cellar Studio podcast.

Gigi is making progress on her Narcissus sock, but was bored and started the Narcissus wristers from the Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet.

Jasmin is working on her Calligraphy sweater and is thinking of moving her handknit sweaters into a cedar lined drawer.

Summer of Lace and Beads: Jasmin mentions that Baubles and Beads has a 4th of July sale. She also talks about Firemountain Beads and the Shipwreck shawl. Gigi perused the selection of beads at Beverly's .

We touch on the two hemispheres of the Celestarium. Jasmin is planning to cast on her Ophidian.

Events:(16:12)

We will pop in and out to participate in the Halos of Hope-athon. July 13-14, at Purlescence Yarns.
We mention the Fiber Hooligan podcast

Mother Knows Best:(17:42) 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about thread?" about what to carry in your tool bag.

We mention: Clover Thread Cutter, Chibi,  Knitmore Girls tape measure, the Wanda
Leslie Wind: needle, ring needle and cable needle, Locking stitch markers, Gingher Embroidery Scissors, Hiya Hiya Puppy Snips.

Purloined:(23:55)

This week we are purloining the Sci-fi segment from Brass Needles, hosted by Miss Kalendar. Jasmin and Andrew talk about "Into Darkness", the new Star Trek movie.

Review(38:08)

This week we are reviewing Knit Simple Knitting Workshops
we mention Webs Interchangeable Needles, ChiaGoo Tiny Tool Cases, and Soaking Tubs.

Jasmin mentions Ginger Luter's Module Magic

Tour De Fleece:(48:17)

Gigi has been spinning Crown Mountain Farms in the colorway Hamburg.

Jamin is working on Merino Border Leicester Cross on her Mini Spinner, and making some progress, but has a hard time figuring out how to show it, since the bobbins are so large.

She is planning to knit the Retreating cardigan with this yarn.

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