Wednesday, August 7, 2013

After Sock Heel - Episode 242 - 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:(0:34)

Jasmin finished her Daybreak. Then she pulled another UFO out of Area 51.  Gigi finished a pair of Spice Man socks out of deep stash, and started another pair out of deep stash Fortissima.

Jasmin is working  on her Ophidian, out of Abstract Fiber,  for her Summer of Lace and Beads.
We mention Voolenvine and the Yarngasm Podcast, and her beading technique.

Gigi is also knitting a pair of socks for Genevieve, out of leftover yarn.

Jasmin is finishing her Aran Pocket Shawl. She is also going to decide if she will knit or cut bait with her Clapotis, and she is finishing her bulky Looped Loop Cowl.

Gigi mentions a crochet cast on that she saw on the Gran's Hug pattern that she will use for the mobius cast on for her Lorelei cowl. Also, she has decided to cast on Romi Hill's Asterope shawl.


We will be attending the Monterey Wool Auction on Monday, September 2nd
Directors cut for selecting fleeces


We are starting a new contest: Famous Last Words
Contest will wrap up at the end of September.

We nominate Melanie of the Savvy Girls, and mention her CD of WWII knitting songs

Mother Knows Best:(19:24)

We talk about getting inspiration for things we want to make.
We mention Tiny Tots and Ms Kalendar from Brass Needles.

When Knitting Attacks:(23:31)

Gigi was attacked by her Narcissus socks


This week we are purloining "Put a lid on it", from Dr Gemma's CogKnitive podcast.
We reference America's Test Kitchen Cookbook, and the OXO Food Mill from Sur Le Table


This week we review History on Two Needles, by Annie Modesitt

We mention Game of Thrones, and 501 Shrink to Fit jeans.

Straw Into Gold:(40:16)
Gigi finished her bump of Bamboo and Merino, and started her 50/50 bump of silk and merino from Red Fish Dye Works

And Sew On:(41:58)

Gigi has been busy cutting fabric for the Batiks in Motion quilt that she is making for Jasmin and Andrew.

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