Tuesday, December 3, 2013

'Tis the Season of Enabling - Episode 259 - The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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On The Needles:(0:30)

Gigi has finished a pair of tube socks for Genevieve out of We Need a Little Christmas, by Lollipop Yarn. Jasmin is knitting her Christmas socks out of "Tis" by Invictus Yarns, Master of My Feet, Vanilla Socks, Cynthia variation. #operationsockdrawer

Gigi has finished the body of her Witchy Woman socks, by Lollipop Yarn and has just the afterthought heels left to do. She is almost done with the Crocus Vernus sock, from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet.

Jasmin is done with the knitting of the Little Oak cardigan by Alana Dakos, and only has to sew on the ribbon from the Trimgoddess, and buttons from Justfingerprint.  She is thrilled with the Tin Can Knits buttonhole.

Gigi finished her second Halos hat out of Bentley, by Cascade Yarns.

#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
Jasmin's handspun:
  • 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.
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 for the day: two variations of Stollen, Flüsterstollen and Schreistollen.

We share a letter from a listener.


We talk about our outing to the  Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence: Jasmin bought Manos Rittenhouse for a sweater for Genevieve. Gigi brought home some Cash Vero.

2/13-16: We will NOT be going to Madrona,
2/20-23: Stitches West 2014.


The Famous last Words Contest had 827 entries!

The winners:

Wordpurler won the LoLo Bar Trio,  and the The Ashford book of spinning.

Woolpiggy won Tess Yarns Kitten, and The Intentional Spinner.

Holity won the Erin Lane small drawstring bag, and a copy of Weaving Made Easy.

We also announce our Annual Do Some Good Contest, which launched on Thanksgiving.
Do some GREATER good on a local, national or global level!

In Stitches: (27:44)

We wore handknit socks, and GrandpaDahling wore a hat that Jasmin had knitted for him. Genevieve wore her Antler cardigan, out of Cascade Greenland.

Mother Knows Best: (30:29)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the forum about how to deal with really old yarn.

Review: (35:05)

This week we are reviewing Mollie Makes Woodland Friends, by the Editors of Mollie Makes

Holidays with the Knitmores:(39:53)

We talk about Kindness Elves from The Imagination Tree blog

Straw Into Gold: (42:13)

We talk about Gourmet Stash punis
Jasmin mentions Tribbles and the custom Gourmet Stash scented Lolo bar
There is a minute of Dangermouse audio at the end of the podcast.

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