Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Prickle of Hedgehogs - Episode 291 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:35)

Gigi has been working on the Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko, and on the Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL

Jasmin finished socks out of Biscotte & Cie #operationsockdrawer and still plans to win Stash Dash .

Gigi finished her Neon Now vanilla socks and cast on tubesocks out of the leftover for Genevieve.
Also, she is working on the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I .

Jasmin announces another Knit-Along: We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged. This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristen from YarnGasm.

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)

Loose Ends:(10:41)

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.

Summer of Lace and Beads is ongoing

Events:(11:15)

- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction
- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest , at the Santa Clara Convention Center 

Contest:(12:09)



Britishbeaknits is the winner of this episodes prize, a skein of Simply socks Poste Yarn in the Colorway Nile: 

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The next prize is a skein of Abstract Fiber  Temptation in the Knitmore colorway

Jasmin explains parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants need to post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer and have their ravelry username on their instagram profile.

Mother Knows Best:(13:49)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
time management. Jasmin mentions Natalie from Mastering the Knits podcast

When Knitting Attacks:(29:17)

Gigi is repeatedly attacked by the Dr Watson sweater. We mention Sivia Harding and her amazing moebius creations.

Purloined:(31:41)

We are re-purloining a  sock knitting technique from Twin Set Designs Jan and Ellen.

Review:(35:23)

This week we review Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit, by Mary Scott Huff. Jasmin suggests these hats for Halos of Hope.

Tour de Fleece:(45:59)

Jasmin has spun a total of 575 grams of her fleece, of the 800 g she is planning to spin. She is planning to set up a spead sheet and a chart for keeping track of her progress next year. She is also planning to knit a small harvest cardigan for Genevieve. She is hoping to double dip her plying for Stash Dash.

Gigi has only spun a measly 150 g. The fiber came from a brown sheep.




1 comment:

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