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On The Needles:(0:36)
Gigi has finished the We Need a Little Christmas tube socks for Genevieve. Jasmin finished the Sgt Pepper socks from Fab Funky Fibers.
Gigi has finished the Crocus Vernus sock from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. Jasmin's Little Oak cardigan for Genevieve is almost done, and now she is busy sewing on squirrel and acorn buttons, and is tickled pink about the finishing.
#operationsockdrawer: Gigi has finished the Witchy Woman socks out of Lollipop Yarn. Jasmin's 'Tis socks by Invictus Yarns are almost done. She plans to pre-rinse them with color catchers.
Gigi is almost done with a pair of Meilenweit tube socks.
Jasmin cast on her We Need a Little Christmas socks, by Lollipop Yarn. Gigi cast on her second Hitchhiker out of Fiesta Yarn, Baby-Boom, in the colorway Burnished Red. Jasmin has cast on a pair of socks out of Pinky Promise by Lollipop Yarn. She mentions Toadyjoe and Meghan and talks about Robeez and Stride Rite Shoes.
We mention the Podcaster Throwdown, and are so pleased that the Commuter Knitter podcast group has joined out team.
#podcasterthrowdown. Team Sockoholic is gaining on us with a total of 90 hats to our 119.
Prizes for the #PodcasterThrowdown:
A lovely skein of Lollipop Yarn in the colorway Sweet Child o' Mine.
A skein from Great Lakes Hand Dyed. #themapples
Sivia Harding's Sister Joan Shawl, knit by Gigi
From FabFunkyFibres: a skein of 15 color rainbow merino/cashmere/nylon
- 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
There will be a little something special for anyone who brings a hat for Halos to Stitches West, and bonus swag for preemie hats.
Gigi has started her Hitchhiker mitts out of her leftover Schoppelwolle.
Today's #Behmalong German word is Glühwein. Jasmin mentions Dittmers and Cost Plus Imports.
2/20-23: Stitches West 2014.
We talk about our Annual Do Some Good Contest, which launched on Thanksgiving.
Do some GREATER good on a local, national or global level!
Everybody is wearing hand knit socks. Gigi wore her Mondo Cable Pulli from our knit-along, her Icarus shawl and her Knitmore Girls cowl.
Jasmin endorses cashmere, Genevieve wore her duck sweater, and the hat from Auntie Collee.
Andrew wore a hat out of Noro. Jasmin mentions the Cashmere America Hat, her Ribby Cardi, her Fancy Image Yarn hat from the Cashmere America pattern, her Looped Loop cowl and the wristers from Sally Melville's The Purl Stitch out of Tess Yarns sock yarn. Jasmin is thinking about re-doing zipper in her Mariah.
We want to see the handknits that you are wearing. Put a picture in the In Stitches thread in the forum.
Mother Knows Best:(29:27)
We are answereing a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the forum
about where we find etsy shops for buying yarn. Jasmin mentions Fab Funky Fibres, Lollipop Yarn, and Gynx Yarn, Instagram and the Etsy app.
When Knitting Attacks:(32:40)
Gigi is attacked by shortcomings of the yarn of the Victorian Girls Coat. She used Jasmin's recommendation Tin Can Knits buttonhole to finally finish the buttonholes, for the amazing buttons we got from Mood.
Jasmin dropped a stitch at the movies on her Pinky Promise socks, by Lollipop yarns. Gigi did something wrong on the cuff of her newest sock from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet.
Clothes On Shows:(40:42)
We talk about the knitwear on Catching Fire, from The Hunger Games Series. (Costume designer was Trish Summerville.)
We mention Dr Gemma and Paula from the Knitting Pipeline.
We talk about Marly Bird's interview with Diana Gabaldon, author of The Outlander Series of novels.
This week we review 60 Quick Knits from America's Yarn Shops.
Holidays With The Knitmores:(56:00)
We talk about about our gift- wrapping tradition.
Straw Into Gold:(58:04)
Gigi has finished spinning her Gourmet Stash punis.