Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Renegades - Episode 266 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:32)

Gigi  is working on two pairs of Vanilla socks, one out of Steinbach Wolle and the other one out of Trekking. Jasmin is working on some DK weight socks a la udontcallmeles from the Knit Girllls podcast.

Jasmin mentions Regia 6 ply and Fancy Image Yarns. She is doing a 48 st sock with a Cynthia variation on 3.00 mm needles. (2.5 US) and an afterthought heel. Gigi also reminisces about getting hooked on sock knitting after seeing Fancy Image Yarns.

Gigi dropped off four more hats for Halos of Hope, bringing her total to six. Also this week she has finished 7 more hats to donate.

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.

Gigi has also been working on the Mostly Warmness wristers by Martina Behm, and is using a Wanda for the crochet parts. Jasmin references the interview with Sivia Harding.

Jasmin is working on her Matchy-Matchy KAL project, the Barberry Cardigan out of Abstract Fiber Rothko. Check for special info on the first post on the Matchy-Matchy Kal thread in the forum.

Jasmin went digging in her Area 51, and unearthed her Neapolitan Cashmere Cowl. For #operationsockdrawer she is working on the Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibre.


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.

In Stitches:(15:11)

Jasmin wore her Mondo Citrus cardigan out of Cascade Quatro, which is lighter weight than the one she knitted out of the more substantial Abstract Miro

Mother Knows Best:(16:06)

This week we answer a question about ripcords for afterthought heels. Jasmin mentions Lacis, Baroque Crochet Cotton and Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton. Jasmin mentioned her We Need a Little Christmas sock from Lollipop Yarn.

We also pondered another question about what to do with old swatches. Jasmin mentions her IKEA table. We mention the interview with Ysolda Teague. We ask for ideas.

When Knitting Attacks:(25:34)

The toe of a vanilla sock attacked Gigi.


This week Genevieve reviews Hank and Gracie Save the Day by Stacy Klaus and illustrated by Molly Wade.

Genevieve also mentions the Phoebe stories (Phoebe's Birthday and Phoebe's Sweater) Jasmin mentions articles about screen time for children (NPR, CBS, Scientific American)

She also mentions Mouseton Abbey. Gigi is intrigued about the concept of using needles with wings to sew holes into zipper tape, to prepare them for being knitted into garments.

Jasmin mentions Alison Hyde.

Ravellenic Training:(40:00)

Week five of Ravellenic training, read directions and mark your size. If applicable, make sure you are on the team roster.

Thank you to Arlin from the Lost Geek podcast, and Coggie from the High Fiber Diet, for all their hard work.

Jasmin is thinking about finishing her Cassidy or her SPAKAL sweater for the Ravellenics, and Gigi wants to knit the Dr. Watson sweater.

And Sew On:(43:11)

Gigi's moulage class was more involved, and complicated than she expected, and she is frustrated.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for a lively episode!

    I am a loyal listener, a lifelong knitter and Chief of Pediatrics at San Francisco General Hospital. SFGH is the only public hospital in San Francisco County and our nursery serves a population that is similar to the population at Valley Medical Center. Would you consider donating premie hats for our babies?