Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Crème brûlée - Episode 267 - The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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On The Needles:(0:38)

Gigi is ready to put heels on four vanilla socks. She has washed her matchy-matchy swatch, and is waiting for it to dry. Jasmin is knitting on both of her matchy-matchy sweaters in the Barberry design out of Rothko and Calder and enjoying it a lot. #matchy-matchy KAL.

Jasmin is working on socks for #operation sockdrawer.  She also is very pleased that her Sgt Pepper and 15 Color Rainbow socks from  FabFunkyFibres are colorfast and held up beautifully to the washer and dryer.

Jasmin is working on two pairs of dk weight from Fancy Image Yarns. Gigi is insisting that the knitted Kitchener Stitch is even better than the sewn Kitchener stitch. Jasmin mentions Pattons Kroy sock yarn.

Gigi is working on the Mostly Warmness wristers by Martina Behm out of Schoppelwolle in Wunderkleckse.


2/20-23: Stitches West 2014.
The Meet-and-Greet is scheduled from 11:30 to 12:30 on Saturday the 20th in The Purlescence Yarns booth.

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 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.

Gigi has donated 14 hats so far.

We mention the 2 Kni tLit Chicks mixer on Saturday 2 to 6 in the afternoon in the bar.

In Stitches:(15:33)

Gigi has been wearing socks, wristers and her Knitmore cowl.
Jasmin has been wearing socks and her Tempest cardigan.

Mother Knows Best:(19:02)

This week we answer a question from the "What to you want to hear about?" thread about knitting a first sweater, and sweaters for a pear shaped body.

Jasmin mentions CocoKnits and recommends the Ribby Cardy. We mention Old Navy for good value jeans. Jasmin also recommends Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague, and  Knit to Flatter, by Amy Herzog.


This week we are purloining "Munch, Burp, Slurp" and "Playful Parenting" from the A Playful Day podcast.

Jasmin references The New York Times Dessert Cookbook that she checked out from the Sunnyvale Public Library, and The New York Times Dessert Cookbook and the The Cook's Illustrated Baking Book.


This week we review Scottish Knits, by Martin Storey.

We mention the Tam and Mitts from Hitch!
We talk about Outlander. Gigi mentions the German translation of Outlander, called Feuer und Stein.

Jasmin mentions Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified, by Philosophers' Wool.

Ravellenic Training:(46:40)

Week Six of Ravellenic Training. Establish your knitting support. Jasmin talks about Team Sasquatch and the Pit Crew thread. Here are the Original Knitting Olympics rules, as originally posted by the Yarn Harlot.

Straw Into Gold:(48:25)

Gigi has started Spin U at Purlescence, and is very pleased with all the things she is learning.
Jasmin talks about her phone conversation with Sherry from Morro Fleece Work, and mentions Woolbur.

And Sew On:(52:57)

Gigi attended the third session of her moulage class.

1 comment:

  1. I chose your show to keep me company while I machine sewed and cut the steeks on my Philosopher's Wool sweater. Thanks for cheering me on. Now I can go lie down!