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On The Needles:(0:31)
The Halos of Hope-athon #podcasterthrowdown continues!
#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.
We talk about the Podcaster Throwdown: Knotty Girls Knitcast, KnitKnit Cafe, Craft Lit, Yarn on Tap. The Savvy Girls did not join the throwdown, as Gigi had claimed. Jasmin had a stroke of Genius.
Gigi finished the Mojo socks she was knitting out of Patons Kroy Also, she knit a set of tube socks for Genevieve out of Jasmin's leftover Kroy. Gigi figured out a way to determine how much yarn she needs for knitting a toe.
We mention the TwinSet Design Podcast. #Operationsockdrawer continues. Gigi is working on her second pair of mojo socks. Jasmin is working on her Sgt Pepper socks.
Gigi is making slow progress on the Crocus Vernus sock, from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, and the Spice Man socks.
Jasmin has finished the Antler cardigan. Gigi and Jasmin are both working on their Leftie shawls for the #Behmalong. Jasmin is also working on the Hitchhiker. Martina Behm has extented her discount to 10% off for everyone who puts 3 patterns or more into their cart.
Our German words this week are: rechts, links, glatt rechts, stricken, Fingerspitzentanz.
Jasmin put a few stitches on her Calligraphy cardigan.
We attended Interweave Knitting Lab. We met up with the ladies from Abstract Fiber, and George of Skaska Designs, significant other to the amazing Galina.
We are sad about Jane and Jen Knit Funny having podcasted their farewell episode.
The Famous Last Words Contest will wrap up by Thanksgiving, and prizes are:
LoLo Bar Trio
Erin Lane small drawstring bag
Tess Yarns Kitten
Gigi is wearing handknit socks every day.
Jasmin wore her Seneca, her ravelympics project, the yarn for which she spun during the Tour de Fleece. She also wore her CeCe out of Alto by Abstract Fiber, and a foofy scarf out of some eyelash and other strange things.
Genevieve has worn her Duck cardigan, and the Gramps cardigan, and a handwoven scarf.
Mother Knows Best:(31:06)
Gigi talks about selfish knitting. We are looking for a positive term to replace that expression.
This week we are Purloining from The Knit Knit Cafe, hosted by Abby. The question that we purloined is: What new thing would you do if you had an extra hour each day?
This week we review The Art of Felfs, by Cat Bordhi.
We mention the Twin Set Design podcast, and the Outlier podcast, hosted by Toadyjoe.
Straw Into Gold:(47:59)
Gigi finished her 4oz bump of 50/50 merino/ silk by Red Fish Dyeworks, with the help of her Wollee Winder.
And Sew On:(48:23)
We finished the mouse hood with ears for Genevieve's Halloween costume.