Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rip cord method - Episode 248 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:34)

This week, Rachel from the Knitcents podcast is joining in. Rachel is knitting on a top down-toe up sock out of Bergere de France. Gigi is working on her Something Fishy sock out of Cascade 220 superwash sportweight in multis.

Jasmin is working on her 15 Color Rainbow Socks (#operationsockdrawer), where she is rehoming socks that she is tired of, and replacing them with new, fun socks. Shs mentions Susan B. Anderson's sock drawer. Gigi finished the Spice Man socks out of Fortissima yarn.

Rachel just finished a Gramps cardigan for Genevieve. Jasmin finished her Houdini socks out of Patons Kroy. Gigi has put more rows on the Crocus Vernus socks.

Rachel is also working on a Kerouac sweater out of her own handspun. Gigi has cast on a pair of socks out of Sock Ease. Jasmin cast on another pair of Houdini socks in the Sergeant Pepper colorway, and she uses a crochet cotton rip cord for the leg of the sock.

We talk about the Podcaster Throwdown, and announce some additional prizes.

We also mention the Head to Toe Project.

Events:(13:57)

We will be attending Pacific International Quilt Fest at the Santa Clara Convention Center Oct. 17-20.

Contest:(15:15)

The  Famous Last Words Contest will wrap up by Thanksgiving, and we announce prizes:

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Erin Lane small drawstring bag
Tess Yarns Kitten
Namaste Circular needle case

Mother Knows Best:(18:16)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about ?" thread, about measuring out 1oz bumps for spinning. Rachel gives us the rule about how much weight one can put on a drop spindle.

When Knitting Attacks:(20:55)

Jasmin tried out a new ball winder and tangled her yarn horribly. Rachel bound off the shawl collar for the Gramps cardigan much too tight, had to pull it out and redo it.

Purloined:(24:22)

This week we are purloining the Mandarin Minute from the Clothed in the Lamb podcast, hosted by Janeen.

Gigi introduces the German words spinnen, Stinos, and Klapperlatschen. We mention Die Urbane Spinnstube, hosted by Distelfliege. Also, Dr Scholl's.

Review:(28:15)

This week we review Scarf Style 2by Ann Budd, and we revisit the first Scarf Style.
Jasmin mentions Abstract Fiber Hedonism, the Un-squirrel it away KAL, the Fat Squirrel and the Knit Girllls.

Straw Into Gold:(37:21)

Gigi loves her Turkish Delight drop spindle, and is spinning Mendenhall merino on it. She also spun alpaca from Dr. Gemma, and was attacked by her spinning. The end disappeared into the rest of the spinning.

Gigi also is working with her Jenkins Lark, and is spinning some Corriedale on it, trying to manage a long draw. She is also reading Respect the Spindle, by Abby Franquemont. Rachel endorses the book and the physics that it teaches.

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