Wednesday, August 28, 2013

NUFO - Episode 245 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:32)

Gigi has started the Crocus Vernus socks out of the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. Jasmin has dug up her Clapotis out of Area 51. She mentions Chloe Sparkle.

Gigi is knitting the Leafwise, and liking it very much. Jasmin is working on the 15 Color Rainbow Socks from Fab Funky Fibers.

Gigi is working parallel on two pairs of Spice Man Socks, one pair out of Fortissima, and one pair out of Regia.

We mention Abby of KnitKnitCafe, Big Foot Knits, and Susan Dolph (of the former Knitajourney podcast), and Judy's Magic Cast On

Jasmin cast on Akimbo by Stephen West. She mentions Benjamin Levisay of Fiber Hooligan, Chelsea's Light Foundation and Dream in Color Kits, and Webs. She is using A Verb For Keeping Warm in Metamorphosis, for this shawl.

Clothes on Shows sighting: we spotted a Cookie A Red Herring Sock at the laundromat on Sesame Street (Season 39, Episode 1).

Announcement on Project Runway: "Clavicle is the new Cleavage"


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

Congratulations to Hoxton of the Electic Sheep Podcast!


The  Famous Last Words Contest will wrap up at the end of September. (Maybe later.)

Mother Knows Best:(23:39)

Follow your bliss! Jasmin is reveling in her finish-itis. She mentions her Good to be Girl project bags 

When Knitting Attacks:(26:13)

The Jaeger yarn that Gigi wanted for her wristers has been discontinued. Jasmin had a difference of opinion with her Clapotis. She ripped and cast it on again and called it a NUFO.

Digging through UFO's, Gigi discovered a sweater that is almost done, but missing the pattern.

Tickled Pink:(31:17)

Jasmin is tickled pink about Genevieve sleeping through the night after a foot massage with Lolo EO Body Bar in Bergamot.

Gigi enjoyed the walk to the local fruit stand.


This week we review iMake Magazine, Issue 1

Straw Into Gold:(43:26)

Gigi has been spinning fiber samples on her Jenkins Turkish Delight drop spindle. She is particularly fond of samples that have information securely attached to them, like the June Price Fiber Arts.

 We mention Sasha Torres, the Spin Doctor

And Sew On:(46:04)

Gigi has been working on the grey and purple quilt, with varying degrees of success.


  1. Whoa... you can dump your Soak water in the compost!? Brilliant! I can't believe I've been dumping it down the sink all this time!!

    Oh, and Hi... I'm Terri, on Ravelry "holity." Been listening for less than a year and this is the first time I've visited the show notes--I was so excited about this "tip"! :)