Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Two Sizes too Small - Episode 311 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:37)

This week the girls have been going crazy knitting socks for #25daysofenabling.  Keep  your eyes peeled for new colorways on Instagram, Facebook, and Ravelry. Jasmin also started on socks from Simply Socks Yarn Co. in Poste Yarn in the Jollyville, Tx colorway.

Gigi cast on socks in Gynx Yarns in the Santa's Workshop colorway, and she also got started on a pair in Grinchy, and added Broken Ornament stripes from Gourmet Stash

Jasmin started a sock from Coloring Book Yarns  in Vintage holiday, and featured today is Voolenvine Yarns' Holly Jolly colorway, and the first color we featured was her Deck the Halls colorway.
Jasmin mentions Voolenvine Yarns' Vampire Yarn club.

Gigi has been working on the Knit your Love Shawl from Martina Behm and has so far knitted 19 out of 20 hearts.

 Jasmin likes the Gynx socks pattern that Gigi has been using. On every color change she does a row of k1p1, as soon as the color changes, usually mid row.

Also, Jasmin would like some feedback on the #25daysofenabling.

In Stitches:(16:40)

Gigi has been wearing her standard cowl, wristers and socks.  She neglected to wear knit socks yesterday, and was cold and grouchy.

Jasmin has been layering her knits. She has worn her wool socks and Genevieve has been wearing her Squirrel sweater and the Kangaroo hoodie. Jasmin wore her Mariah, her ikat scarf by Lucy Neatby, and her Fancy Image hat. Andrew wore a hat out of Noro.

Jasmin is thrilled at Genevieve putting her sweaters into her Frozen sweater chest.

Events:(21:26)

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.

Contest:(22:11)

We announced out Grinch-along contest winners.

Prizes for the #grinchalong:

 - Santa Claus, IN  (Poste Self-striping yarn base), provided by Simply Socks Yarn Co.
 - Jollyville, TX (Poste Self-striping yarn base), provided by Simply Socks Yarn Co.
- Wicked, from Voolenvine, on the Lush base.
- Body scrub from the BarMaids
-Glitter and Stripes, by TurtlepurlYarns
-Moss, by Gynx Yarns
-HoHoHo, from Fab Funky Fibres
-December, from Berry Colorful Yarnings
-Broken Ornaments, from Gourmet Stash,
-Wicked, from Voolenvine Yarns
-Yak, Raywa Fibers, Harmony in the Juniper colorway

Also, delightful lotion bars and salt scrub from the BarMaids.

Mother Knows Best: (26:12)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
how long it takes to spin for a sweater, and how many plies are optimal.

Jasmin thinks somebody needs to develop the pedometer equivalent for knitting. She mentions her Ribby Cardi, her Tangled Yoke and the Harvest cardigan. Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie McCuin.

When Knitting Attacks:(32:46)

Gigi was attacked by the Knit your Love Shawl.#Behmalong. Jasmin is suggesting Quilter's Tape for keeping her spot.

Review:(34:56)

Jasmin announces prizes and the start of the Do Some Good Contest.
Prizes are LoloBars and Soaps, and a copy of Dishcloth Diva and Dishcloth Diva Knits On!

Jasmin also is fond of Wolfe Farms Soap, and she loves Lolo Salt Scrub. She mentions Barbara Warker's Learn-To-Knit-Afghan Book book. We also talk about the Bergamot soap by Lolo Bars.

This week we review Dishcloth Diva Knits On! by Deb Buckingham.

Holidays with the Knitmores:(48:45)

We talk about music and movies for the holidays.
Jasmin enthuses about Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 15, "Get Your Holiday On" station on Pandora. She likes Brian Setzer Christmas Rocks: The Best of Collection, The Transiberian Orchestra, Michael Bublé Christmas, and Elvis' The Classic Christmas Album

The The Muppet Christmas Carol is our favorite movie to watch as a family.  Andrew and Jasmin like to watch Love Actually, and Gigi, Sam and Grandpa Knitmore are fond of the Die Hard
Christmas movies. Also, Gigi loves Claymation, in particular the California Raisins Claymation Christmas

Straw Into Gold:(53:31)

Jasmin has finished plying her Weathered Tartan from Gourmet Stash, so she can get back to spinning her nutmeg colored merino fleece from Nebo Rock Ranch/ Janet Heppler for the Pumpkin Ale sweater.

Gigi still needs to break in her new Schacht Matchless.

And Sew On:(54:31)

Jasmin seems to have purloined the "Sweatshop of Love" for our project bag prizes. We are using this tutorial. Our changes are posted on our Pinterest board.

3 comments:

  1. I love to try this kind of activities during my free time. Professionally I am a traveler and visit different regions of the world throughout the world. In these days I am also planning a kissimmee bus with my few friends. I found this post really interesting and beneficial for all readers. Especially for those who has great interest this kind of activities.

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  3. Our holiday season begins with Chevy Chase's Christmas Vacation! Lots of Christmas music from ALL genres, although I'm partial to those in the 40's and 50's. Next weekend it's a Chinese auction Christmas party - gifts all must be from "As seen on TV." Great fun!!! Finished decorating today while listening to you'll. Love listening as always. Merry Christmas!!!

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