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On The Needles:(0:35)
Jasmin finished the Little Oak cardigan for Genevieve is done, and now she has sewn on squirrel and acorn buttons. Gigi swatched for a Bulky Turtleneck sweater from Knitting Pure and Simple out of Venezia Bulky.
Jasmin finished her 'Tis socks out of Invictus Yarn. Gigi finished tubesocks out of leftover Meilenweit. Jasmin is knitting on her We Need a Little Christmas sock from Lollipop Yarn for #operationsockdrawer
Gigi finished the knitting on the Victorian Girls Coat out of Venezia Sport. Jasmin is working on Pinky Promise socks from Lollipop Yarn. Gigi is working on the Mostly Warmness wristers by Martina Behm for the #behmalong.
Jasmin is working on the Reversible Rib hat for Andrew. Hardcopies of the patterns are not available yet. Out of StitchSisterz 4-ply cashmere. Gigi is working on her Hitchhiker. She likes the trick that Photoknitgal alerted us to.
#podcasterthrowdown: cash donation for shipping hats will be accepted, a $5 donation will count as one hat.
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.
#Behmalong German word: Lametta.
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!
Jasmin announces prizes:
Erin Lane Bucket bag
Pumpkin colored Harlow bag from Namaste. Jasmin mentions her camera padding insert from DarbyMack on etsy.
Gigi has been wearing her socks and the Swallowtail shawl, and her Knitmore cowl.
Genevieve wore a pretty baby hat from one of her knitting aunties, her Little Oak cardigan, and her Mini Mondo Cable cardigan.
Jasmin wore her Twist cardigan, her Seneca and her Mondo Cable cardi. She mentions A Verb for Keeping Warm, and the Actual Cafe.
Genevieve picked some Quince and Co Puffin yarn for her Phoebe sweater.
Mother Knows Best:(26:06)
We are answering a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the forum
about German candy. Gigi's favorite is Marzipan Kartoffeln ( Marzipan Potatoes ). Jasmin talks about Team Sasquatch for the 2014 Ravellenic Games.
Podcasters who would like to join Team Sasquatch, should ping Jasmin. We mention Team Yeti, the German podcast team.
When Knitting Attacks:(31:51)
Gigi had a very pretty day and managed to drop off her Halo hats without having taken pictures.
This week we are reviewing 50 Yards of Fun: Knitting Toys from Scrap Yarn, by Rebecca Danger.
We mention Big Book of Knitted Monsters and Knit a Monster Nursery, by Rebecca Danger.
We mention our reviews page.
Holidays With The Knitmores:(39:54)
Jasmin takes about Our favorite holiday music, and mentions Pandora radio and the Rocking around the Christmas Tree and Get Your Holiday On Station.
We mention the Purlescence Singalong.