Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mexico - Episode 285 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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On The Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin is working on the Chocolate Rainbow socks.

Gigi has finished another pair of Fluoromania tube socks for Genevieve #operationsockdrawer #matchymatchyKAL and won her game of yarn chicken.

Jasmin installed ripcords on a number of socks, and she likes the  Quere Fiber , in the "Vincent and the Doctor" colorway. She also worked on the Poste self striping in "Ibiza"from Simply Socks.

We mention Regia, Bugga, and Trekking. Jasmin mentions Celsiheit app. Gigi mentions Dr. Oetker Schulkochbuch.

Gigi is working on the Asterope out of Kraemer yarn. Gigi is getting close to finishing the Loasa Lateritia socks from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet.

Loose Ends:(13:22)

Jasmin 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

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

The newest Book in the Outlander series has been released, there is a thread in the forum, Written in My Own Heart's Blood.

The Summer of Lace and Beads thread has been started.


We had lots of fun at the Retzlaff Winery. Jasmin mentions the Knitwits.

Jasmin mentions Will Taylor clever Kates (which you can order from Carolina Homespun) and Dr Gemma, Jen from the KnottyGirls podcast,  Manda from KnitPsychoknits, and Tracie from Two Knit Lit Chicks

-June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week
- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction 


Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry
name is on your instagram profile. Abstract Fiber has graciously donated a prize (photo above)- a skein of Supersock in "Salem".

Mother Knows Best:(28:17)

This week we talk about why shorts creep up. Gigi mentions the Twin Needle podcast, and the flexible flexible transferring curve.

When Knitting Attacks:(36:12)

Gigi was attacked by her Asterope. Jasmin was attacked by her Chocolate Rainbow sock.


This week we review Happy Feet: Unique Knits to Knock Your Socks Off by Cathy Carron.

Tour de Fleece Training:(49:12)

This is week 5 of Tour de Fleece training.

Clean your wheel. Jasmin recommends Murphy's Oil Soap, and Wood Beams wood conditioner.

Morgaine of Carolina Homespun has graciously offered to stock Tour de Fleece supplies. (We will post a link once that's up.)

Purlescence also will be stocking Tour de Fleece and SPAKAL supplies.

Jasmin has been participating in the Knit Girllls' Stash Dash and spinning fleece she purchased from Elizabeth Hubbard at the Monterey Fleece Auction. She mentions Morro Fleece Works.

Gigi has been weighing out her fiber nests in 25g increments. Her thin spun yarn turned out horrid. Even her Woolee Winder couldn't improve her poor spinning. 

And Sew On:(59:51)

Gigi finished seams on t shirt nighties for Genevieve. She mentions the double eyed needle and Chibi needles.

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