Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dearly Beloved - Episode 295 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:38)

 Jasmin will be airing interviews with knitting rockstars on Sundays. She has been knitting on her Breezy cardigan. She loves her sweater size Erin Lane bag.

Gigi is bemoaning the amount of stitches each row of the peplum of her Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko take. Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL for Genevieve.

Jasmin is knitting the Barberry Cardigan for her #matchymatchyKAL out of Calder and Rothko. Gigi is working on a pair of neon tube socks for Genevieve.

Jasmin mentions the Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast. Gigi is working on a pair of Vanilla socks in Neon Now.  She is also knitting on the the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I, she blocked her Sothia

Jasmin enthuses about Franklin Habit's classes.

Loose Ends:(16:32)

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.

A number of podcasts have a new podcast feed. Jasmin mentions

2 Knit Lit Chicks
Stitch Sisters
Knitty Ginger
Stitches, Stews and Stylish Hues

Stitch Party
The Fearless Knitter
Canary Knits
The Knit Girllls 
Geeky Girls Knit

CC from the Geeky Girls Knits explains how to update RSS feeds in iTunes here.


- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction
- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest , at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Jasmin talks about Sherri from Morro Fleece Works.


Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

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

This weeks winner  is Wurster-weight , she won a skein of Abstract Fiber's Supersock in the Knitmore colorway.

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!)

Jasmin is knitting the Cointreau cowl and Gigi is knitting the Wild Iris from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding

Mother Knows Best:(30:22)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
dog hair sticking to socks.

Jasmin likes the Mars Comb, and the rake, we use  3M Lint Roller but really like the Red velvet lint brushes. Gigi likes Ostrich feather dusters, Jasmin prefers Diaper Rags.

When Knitting Attacks:(37:40)

Gigi was attacked by the preemie hat she was trying to knit. Jasmin was attacked by her SPAKAL yarn, and managed to temporarily lose her wedding band. 


This week we review Knitting Outside the Swatch, by Kristin Omdahl

Jasmin mentions the Knit Girllls, and Nicky Epstein. Jasmin mentions One Skein Wonders Books.

Straw Into Gold:(49:12)

Jasmin has conceptual spinning, she is figuring out how to get a four ply yarn out of three bobbins of yarn.

Gigi is spinning for her SPAKAL project. Her technique seems to be improving a bit.

And Sew On:(52:24)

Gigi is working on a summer dress  for Genevieve out of  tutti frutti fabric. Also, there are plans to sew the Elsa dress Simplicity S0733 from Frozen for Genevieve.

Jasmin talks about Genevieve wearing an Olivia costume for Halloween.

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