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Gigi finished her Jack o'Lantern sock from Marigoldjen.etsy.com in the Jack colorway, and she cast on her Witchy Woman socks from Lollipop Yarns. Jasmin has knitted another feather for the Leftie in the #Behmalong. Gigi is lamenting that it takes her much longer now to knit a feather on her Leftie.
Jasmin is trying to finish the Very Hungry Caterpillar sweater she has knitted for Genevieve. She mentions our couture button tutorial. She mentions Lori, from Deerfield Creations, who made lovely caterpillar buttons just for her.
Jasmin talks about the labels she is sewing into the garments. She knitted the Cascade cardigan out of Cascade Greenland.
Gigi has been knitting two pairs of mojo socks, one out of Patons Kroy and one out of Fortissima. Jasmin has cast on the Little Oak cardigan, from Coastal Kids by Alana Dakos, out of Bugga from Cephalopod yarns, in the Nebraska Conehead colorway. Jasmin wants to knit the Gnarled Oak cardigan for herself. We mention the Button Emporium.
Gigi has been making Something Fishy socks, and created a Frankenfisk sock. Jasmin raves about the movie Frankenfish.
Gigi also worked on her Crocus Vernus sock, from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie McCuin.
Our word for the Behmalong is Wichteln. Weihnachten = Christmas. Check out and add pictures to the #Behmalong, #operationsockdrawer and on Everlapse. We are embedding them on the show notes every week.
Also Halos of Hope-athon #podcasterthrowdown.
#PodcasterThrowdown: Hats for Halos of Hope, Halos of Hope Guidelines.
We got supplemental guidelines from a former Chemo patient:
- Yarn should not be scratchy, check for softness against your wrist or your neck
- Hat should be long enough to cover the ears, go over the forehead, and the back of the head.
- Lighter weight hats are more useful and comfortable than bulky ones.
- Slouchy hats need to have enough of a band to keep the hat from slipping of the head.
Our prizes for the Throwdown are:
Sivia Harding's Sister Joan Shawl, knit by Gigi
- In the Air Tonight, superwash, 328yds, Crown Mountain Farms
- Violet Cherry, Pidgeonroof Studios, 402 Superwash BFL (187) 374 yds
- Atlantis 402 Superwash Merino, Crown Mountain Farms, 500 yds
You can follow this on twitter and instagram using #podcasterthrowdown
We asked what our listeners think would be a good bonus if we win, and you can add your suggestion here.
The Famous Last Words Contest will wrap up by Thanksgiving, and we announce prizes:
Gigi has been wearing wool socks, and bed socks out of Fancy Image Yarn.
Jasmin also has been wearing clear Converse from Journeys with her 15 color rainbow socks by FabFunkyFibres, and rainbow-ish socks out of Trekking.
We mention Commuter Knitter and Down Cellar Studio.
Jasmin wore her Tangled Yoke cardigan, out of Interweave Magazine, out of hand spun yarn. She mentioned Meghan from the Stitch It podcast. Also, she wore her Juno Regina Shawl out of Handmaiden Seasilk, a Miriam Felton Knitty.com design.
Genevieve wore her Yoked cardigan, a Hannah Fettig design, out of Cascade Greenland, and her Very Hungry Caterpillar cardigan.
This week we purloin from Benjamin Levisay from the Fiber Hooligan podcast.
We mention Grimm, Rizzoli and Isles, Borgias, Once Upon A Time, Game of Thrones, North and South(British), Buffy, Mad Men, and Hairspray.
This week we are reviewing the Morehouse Merino Critter Collection, Volumes I-IV. [Kindle versionavailable here. You can print off of it, sort of.]
Morehouse Merino homepage . We mention Lisa Souza and Abstract Fiber.
Straw Into Gold:(48:38)
Gigi has been spinning much better now with the new Woolee Winder, and she is loving the 50/50 silk merino from Red Fish Dyeworks, that she is spinning on her Julia wheel.
And Sew On:(50:10)
We have been working on Genevieve's Halloween costume.
Jasmin mentions the Geeky Girls knit Videocast, hosted by CC and Damaris.