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Gigi has been knitting on the 'Tis socks out of Invictus Yarn. Jasmin has finished Andrew's Anniversary Sweater, handspun and handknit. (Shari from Morro Fleece Works did the processing.)
Gigi has been knitting on the Lorelei. Jasmin finished her We Need a Little Christmas sock from Lollipop Yarn for #operationsockdrawer . Jasmin mentions Savvy Girl Melanie, and Joan of Lollipop Yarn .
Gigi knitted two Button Tab Hats, and two Windschief hats out of CashVero, for the Halos of Hope #podcasterthrowdown.
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.
Jasmin mentions the JanuaryOne blog.
Jasmin worked on her Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibres. She is also working on GreyBrown Marled socks out of Patons Kroy.
We are working on the Head to Toe Book of Preemie Hats, yarn courtesy of Cascade Yarns. We mention the #Behmalong.
Jasmin's theme for 2014 is "Less is more". Gigi's theme for 2014 is "More!'
This weeks German word is Sylvester.
2/20-23: Stitches West 2014.
We talk about our Annual Do Some More Good Contest, which launched on Thanksgiving.
Do some GREATER good on a local, national or global level!
We mention some of our favorite Do Some More Good Entries.
Jasmin announces prizes:
Erin Lane Bucket bag
Namaste Harlow Bag
Gigi wore a gifted cardigan of undocumented provenance, a fun fur shawlette, socks, cowls and the Basic Chic Pulli. Jasmin wore her handspun Ribbi Cardi. Also, her Looped Loop cowl. Genevieve wore her Duck cardigan, and a woven gingham scarf.
Mother Knows Best:(31:32)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about thread?", about planning garments for weight gain, and what to do with knits that don't fit anymore.
Jasmin mentions the Mondo Cable cardigan, and Hannah Fettig patterns.
When Knitting Attacks:(38:28)
Gigi was attacked by a Baseball Jersey sleeve. Jasmin had knitted the aforementioned sleeve. Said sleeve attacked her repeatedly. She mentions that patterns with helpful errata in ravelry have a life preserver icon.
This week we review Cascadia, by Amanda Milne and Fiona McLean of KnitSocial
Assignment for this week is check your stash and unearth/ purchase the yarn/materials for your project.
Holidays with the Knitmores:(48:43)
We talk about our favorite holiday movies, we mention The Muppet Christmas Carol, California Raisin and other Claymation Christmas, Die Hard and Die Hard 2, Love Actually, Elf, and Rent.
And Sew On:(50:21)
Gigi shortened a pair of Jeans. And she repaired a Navajo rug that had torn warp threads.