Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lit like Vegas - Episode 299 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has a finished object: she used leftover  Witchy Woman by Lollipop Yarn, to knit tube socks for Genevieve. Jasmin is working on the Barberry Cardigan out of Abstract Fiber Rothko, for #matchymatchyKAL

Jasmin is gushing about the Celestarium, that she wants to knit out of Gourmet Stash yarn. Leslie from the Knit Girlls told her to go ahead.

She also is blaming the Mint Rain sock yarn for her staying up to late and knitting.

Gigi is working on the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I,

Jasmin is working on a sock for her #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL out of the Outlander colorway from Voolenvine in the Lush base, in the Fraser Tartan project bag from Caithness Craft Collective.

She is knitting on stripey socks in the Halloween colorway Hocus Pocus from Mint Rain,
socks in Hannukah Stripes by Quere Fiber., with her "Dark Tardis" colorway for the toe and heel. There is progress on the Planum socks out of Biscotte & Cie.

Gigi has finished the Schnozberry socks, and  has cast on Vanilla socks out of Fortissima Socka in an animal print. She is also working on Mystik Spiral Socks in Ocean Depth from Mint Rain.

Jasmin has been working on the SPAKAL cardigan again, and  she has modified the armhole increases.

We mentions that Marly Bird has a Craftsy class that includes making duct tape busts [50% off discount through that link, courtesy of the lovely Marly]. Jasmin talks about the Fit, Flatter and Feel Good Knit-Along.

Suggested books:

Little Red in the City, by Ysolda Teague
Knit to Flatter, by Amy Herzog
The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, by Ann Budd


- Saturday, September 20th, we are  hosting a Swift Tasting at Purlescence
- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Mother Knows Best:(30:02)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
blocking sweaters. Jasmin mentions the OXO Folding Sweater Dryer, SOAK Wool Wash, Blocking Wires, the Scunci SteamerArianne by Chic Knits, Blocking Squares by CocoKnits, and Stainless Steel T Pins.


This weeks winner is 3trees.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Next prize is a  skein of sockyarn by Dizzy Blonde Studios.


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 an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)... AND, a new prize has come in last week:

A skein of sock yarn in the colorway "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh

When Knitting Attacks:(42:46)

Jasmin has been attacked by her Cointreau cowl, by Thea Coleman out of Himalayan Trails by Bijou Basin. 

She found a new pattern by Purl Soho [Structured Alpaca Cowl] on the #SoakWashChallenge. She is going to knit the Cointreau out of Lisa Souza's cashmere in squashblossom.

Dream in color sent us some Everlasting yarn, that looks like abalone. Gigi had suggested that Jasmin knit the yarn in the Blueberry Waffle pattern, but it didn't show, ripped. Jasmin finished her barberpole hopper socks.


This week we are purloining from either Commuter Knitter or Down Cellar Studio


This week we review Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, by Gretchen Hirsch

We also mention Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing

And Sew On:(1:14:37)

Gigi sewed the name tag into Genevieve's dress using a catch stitch. She also sewed the flower and put elastic into the panties. She still needs to sew button holes. Simplicity 2265

Jasmin talks about the Featherweight that got tuned up at Ray's. Jasmin gushes about Amy Beth's ( The Fat Squirrel Speaks) project bags and the Erin Lane Bags.

1 comment:

  1. For knitting dark colored yarns in the day or night, get a Stella lamp. I don't know what I would do without mine. I think my eyes are 20 years younger when it is turned on my knitting. You can get them from a lot of places, even Amazon.