Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wealth of Experience - Episode 294 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin declares that she has won Stash-Dash with all kinds of stuff, and a total of 7022 meters.  And we go on about how awesome The Knit Girllls are.

Gigi thinks Stash Dash should not last all summer, because then there would be no time for The Summer of Lace and Beads. 

Jasmin finished the Colorblock pullover for Genevieve. She mentions Alana Dakos and her podcast Never Not Knitting, and talks about how to get a toddler involved in knitting.

Gigi finished knitting the  Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL for Genevieve, and is working on her own Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko.

Jasmin is working on the Breezy cardigan. Gigi finished the Indie Burghe socks out of Regia Fluormania, and we mention the new sock patterns by Charles D. Gandy.

Gigi has blocked the Victorian Girls Coat, out of Venezia, she blocked her second Hitchhiker out of Schoppel-Wolle in Wunderklecks #behmalong. Also blocked: Rocky Coast Cardigan (misattributed as Gnarled Oak) cardigan, out of Cascade Ecological Wool.

Jasmin cast on Hanukkah Stripe socks out of Quere Fibre.

Gigi turned heels and knitted gussets on the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I , and she cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Neon Now .

The Dr Watson sweater is one seam away from being done.

Also #summeroflaceandbeads, Gigi put another row on her Asterope

Loose Ends:(20:27)

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


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


Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

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

The prize for next weeks winner is 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 mentions the tartan project bag she ordered from Caithness Craft Collective's etsy strore

Mother Knows Best:(31:38)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
how to set up a good yarn pantry.

When Knitting Attacks:(43:54)

Gigi was attacked by unraveling stitches, because she hadn't cut of the end of her Victorian Girl's Coat, and on the sleeves of the Petra out of Dream in Color, in the colorway Purple Rain.

Jasmin was attacked by a sock.


This week we are purloining The Tasting room from the Knit Girllls. And we are intrigued by the
 The Every Last Yard sweater,  that is knitted from the top down, until you run out of yarn.

Jasmin mentions Miriam Felton's book Twist & Knit

We like that Julie Weisenberger of cocoknits lets people try on garments at shows. Also, Jasmin recommends Downcast.


This week we review Stashbot, by Hannah Fettig 

Jasmin mentions Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf

Straw Into Gold:(59:50)

Jasmin finished plying her SPAKAL yarn. She talks about using up the last bits of handspun and what to use it for.  She mentions Schacht 6" Plastic bobbins, Schacht Electric Bobbin Winder, Swedish Bobbin Winder.

Gigi has spun a little bit more for her SPAKAL.


  1. Gorgeous post!

  2. Love love love your show...question...

    Do you knit on one or two circular needles? I've tried magic loop but cannot seem to get good joins without holes when working the gusset pickups.

    Would love your advice. Thank you!

    Theresa2121 on Ravelry!