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On The Needles:(0:31)
Gigi finished a Spice Man sock out of Lion Brand Sock-Ease, and cast on the second one. Jasmin is pleased with her progress on the Hitchhiker that she is knitting out of from Abstract Fiber Supersock in the colorway Be Mine for the #behmalong
Gigi's Lutefisk socks have fins, and the Something Fishy socks have both one fin each. Jasmin is having fun knitting the Spectre-Self Striping from The Cyborg's Craft Room on etsy, #etsyincident2013, in a Houdini pattern #operationsockdrawer.
For the Podcaster Throwdown, we mention Abby, of the KnitKnit Cafe, the Knotty Girls, and Ready Set Knit.
#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 good prizes if we win, and we added a thread in the Knitmore Girls Forum.
You can read Jen's story here. [CAUTION: NOISY SITE.]
We attended the Pacific International Quilt Fest at the Santa Clara Convention Center, and talk about some highlights.
Gigi is happy about her new Woolee Winder.
The Famous Last Words Contest will wrap up by Thanksgiving, and we announce prizes:
Mother Knows Best:(29:59)
A Stitch in Time Saves Nine. We talk about preventing injury by being aware of ergonomics.
When Knitting Attacks:(35:07)
Gigi was attacked by the Crocus Vernus socks from The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet.
This week we purloin "Endorsements" from the Savvy Girls, Melanie and Deborah
We endorse Rhubarb, Fennel, America's Test Kitchen CookBook, rocking on the front porch, port with chocolate, and seasonal socks.
German word of the week: Kunstbanausen (but we are not endorsing them)
This week we are reviewing
The The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits, and The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits
Jasmin mentions Coggie from the High Fiber Diet, and Galina Khmeleva, who wrote the Orenburg Shawl series.
Straw Into Gold:(54:59)
Jasmin is spinning punis from Gourmet Stash.