Tuesday, April 8, 2014

1000 Shades of Crazy - Episode 276 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:32)

Gigi has moved to the sleeves of the Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool.

Jasmin is organizing her knitting in canvas boxes from the Container Store. She has been working on the Chocolate Brown Rainbow socks from FabFunkyFibre (#operationsockdrawer). What are your shades of crazy?

Gigi has 3 more toes to knit on the Neon Now socks from Webs.

Jasmin is working on the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios.  She mentions Tess Yarns and Miss Babs.

Gigi is working on the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko, and mentioned the lovely buttons by Michael and Sheila Ernst.

Jasmin mentions the Geeky Girls Knit videocast, and the Knit Girllls Videocast. She also has been working on the Hitchhiker for the #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock.

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She mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

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Events:(17:21)

June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

In Stitches:(18:31)

Gigi wore a previously loved cardigan.

Jasmin wore her Carli, the Eadon, and the Mondo Cable Cardi.

Genevieve loves wearing her Tangaroo sweater



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Mother Knows Best:(23:39)

This week we talk about vetting charities. She mentions Leslie of the Knit Girlls vidcast. She mentions the Red Scarf Project, Save the Children.

When Knitting Attacks:(29:08)

Gigi has been attacked by her Water's Edge. Also, she was mauled by her last skein of Cascade Ecological Wool.

Jasmin mentions Lucy Neatby.

Purloined:(35:26)

This week we are purloining Shenanigans from The Fat Squirrel Speaks. Jasmin mentions Like Water For Chocolate. Jasmin mentions the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Seattle Aquarium.

Franklin Habit's photography class is praised. Franklin's calendar

Review:(40:33)

This week we review Journey, by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

Straw Into Gold:(48:55)

Gigi has been spinning some long wool and some silk. She remembers watching the Sit and Spin DVD by J.C.Boggs.

Gigi mentions the lovely orifice hook from Michael and Sheila Ernst. . Jasmin talks about a silver orifice hook from Celtic Swan Forge.

She mentions Leslie Wind cable needles. She mentions Romi Hill orifice hooks, and the ones by Schacht.

Jasmin had been trying to spin up the last of her Merino Border Leicester fleece. We announce that we will announce the next SPAKAL sweaters in our next episode.

1 comment:

  1. Another hole in one!!! (I watched The Masters w/ hubby!). Thanks for the encouragement & enabling : ) I always laugh & learn something from my Knitmore time. My favorite thing this week was the 5 sweaters waiting to be knit...making my recent purchase of 2 cones for Norwegian sweaters (along with my matchy-matchy yarn) feel so much better.
    Kindly knitting ~ Sandra (aka haveyarnwillfly)

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