Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Public Service Announcements - Episode 292 - The Knitmore Girls

The niddy noddy is the "maggie" mini, available here
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This week's episode is sponsored by:
Bar-Maids was featured in an article by Hallmark (yes the greeting card company) along with Sephora, Wells-Fargo and a few others.  They want you to know that they owe it all to our Advocates!  Read about it here.
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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring the new Regia Pop Art and Denim.  Come check us out at . 

On The Needles:(0:31)

Jasmin has knit one row on the Planum socks out of Biscotte & Cie #operationsockdrawer she is knitting for Genevieve. She mentions CC of the Geeky Girls Knit videocast.

Gigi is knitting the Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder for Genevieve #matchymatchyKAL. Jasmin mentions a jacket on the cover of Jean Frost Knits [CORRECTION: Sculptured Knits]. Also Gigi reminisces about the Einstein Coat. Jasmin quotes Rick Mondragon.

Gigi is working on the Indie Burgh socks, and the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, Vol.I For the #SummerofBeadsandLace, Gigi has knit two rows on the Asterope shawl out of Kraemer yarn.

Gigi has started knitting on the Super Love Baby hat, out of Heritage by Cascade Yarns for the Head to Toe Project.  Also, Gigi has blocked the Spiral Petal Shawl from Oat Couture, out of some mysterious, unlabeled mohair.

For #countdowntooutlander #kiltmeknowKAL Jasmin got some ChiaGoo needles to cast on the Cointreau cowl out of Bijour Basins Himalayan Trail. Jasmin mentions Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristen from YarnGasm.

Loose Ends:( 13:10)

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
- Tin Can knits has published the Gramps pattern in extended sizes.


- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction
- October 4-5, Lambtown
- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest , at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Directors Cut on how to pick a fleece.


Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

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

 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.

Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)

Mother Knows Best:(20:59)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
how to knit in the summer time.

Gigi mentions the Featherweight cardigan.


This week we are purloining The Knotty Girls and their procrastyknitting, and Shenanigans from the Fat Squirrel Speaks.


This week we review Cozy Knits, by Tanis Gray

Jasmin mentions the Windfall blanket.

Tour de Fleece:(41:53)

Jasmin enthuses about the SPAKAL. Jasmin spun a Targhee cross that had been prepared by Sherri of Morro Fleece Works.

She is planning to knit the Harvest cardigan. She goes on about how much she loves her Matchless spinning wheel. Also, she ruminates about knitting the Ribbi Cardi.

Gigi doesn't have much to brag about.

And Sew On:(51:02)

Gigi hemmed a pair of ridiculous boxer shorts for Sam. We have cut out a dress for Genevieve, Simplicity 2265. Gigi needs to finish the Nemesis dress, before she starts sewing something else.

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