Thursday, August 1, 2013

Finish One, Start Two - Episode 241 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:33)

Jasmin found her knitting mojo. She finished her Boneyard, and she found her Pogona that she had knitted out of Metamorphosis. She mentions Stephen West and A Verb For Keeping Warm. Next she wants to finish her Daybreak.

Gigi finished knitting the Spice Man Socks out of Opal van Gogh, and is knitting some more Spice man socks out of deep stash Regia, and is working on the second Narcissus sock out of The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet.

And as soon as she has looked up Cat Bordhi's moebius cast on, she can start working on her Lorelei cowl.

Jasmin is thrilled with the progress she is making on her Ophidian, and mentions Oral B Superfloss for stringing beads.  Jasmin says that she will go on a finishing spree in her personal Area 51.
Also she has excavated her Looped Loop cowl, also from Area 51, and will be done in ten minutes.

We played the Knotty Girls Knitcast promo

Events:(13:46)

We will be attending the Monterey Wool Auction on Monday, September 2nd

Mother Knows Best:(15:46)

This week we answer two questions from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread

The first is a question about what to do with a toe up sock that is too long in the foot.
The second one is a question about travelling with a spinning wheel.

Jasmin mentions Beth Smith from the Spinning loft and the Samsonite hard side case. She references Sasha Torres, The Spin Doctor, Romi Hills orifice hooks, automotive paper towels from Costco, and Haribo gummi bears.

When Knitting Attacks:(22:58)

Gigi's autopilot Spice Man Socks attacked her

We played the Geeky Girls Knit promo

New Segment!
Tickled Pink:(25:13)
This week we are tickled pink about setting Manic Panic hair dye with vinegar.

Review:(27:37)

This week we review
The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs, by Sarah Anderson
We reference JC Boggs and her Sit and Spin DVD, Judith MacKenzie McCuin's The Intentional Spinner, and Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning, and The Gentle Art of Plying

Straw Into Gold:(39:18)

Gigi has spun up her bump of Abstract Fiber in the colorway Pinot Noir. She mentions Dr Gemma's Cogknitive retreat.

And Sew On:(42:24)

Gigi is cutting the fabric for the quilt she is making for Jasmin, and is challenged by cutting curves with the Olfa rotary cutters.
Also, she had a run in with sale fabric, and she is up-cycling t-shirts for Genevieve.

Bonus Danger Mouse audio:(47:06)

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