Thursday, April 16, 2015

Zip , Zilch, Nada! - Episode 329 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has finished her Van Gogh socks out of Opal, made some more progress on her Mystik Spiral socks, the Neon Now socks are progressing.

Jasmin is working on the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.

Gigi has also worked on the Plymouth Neon Now for Jasmin, with some black stripes, which makes the Neon even louder. Colors need to be set with the citric acid treatment.
Also, she is very taken with the tubular cast on the green Regia socks, from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet,  or the Knitting Sock Techniques 2 DVD.

And, she is working on 1000 Tulips shawl by Martina Behm #Behmalong, out of Rohrspatz und Wollmeise yarn.

Also, she started a Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.

Jasmin is working on a kit from Canon Hand Dyes, the Striped Cowl by Matilde Skår

Jasmin mentions Paula Emmons Fussle of Knitting Pipeline, Malia (from the Yarnraising videocast) and Susan B. Anderson. And Birdman.

She carries all of this in her Two-Fer bag by Erin Lane.

In Stitches:(21:13)

Gigi wore her grey Citron. 

Genevieve wore just about all of her cardigans.


Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

We mention Carolina Homespun, Morro Fleece Works, Janet Heppler from Nebo Rock Ranch and Textiles.

We are planning to attend the Black Sheep Gathering 2015,  definitely Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, and Mark Eidman is scheduled to do the fleece judging. Poor man has to FILL Judith Mackenzie's shoes.

We mention Off the Waffle, Marché, Pok Pok, Dar es Salam in Wilsonville, Marché.


Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.
New prize: Fox In Socks bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

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.

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

New prize: Highland Thisle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.
 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon 

Mother Knows Best:(35:29)

This week we answer a question from the"What do you want to hear about?" thread about blocking lace.

Jasmin likes her Handworks blocking wires. They mentions Galina of Orenburg Lace LINK
Jasmin mentions the Swallowtail shawl and the Lily of the Valley Shawl.

When Knitting Attacks:(42:36)

Gigi was attacked by her 1000 Tulips shawl and needs to use lifelines.
Jasmin was attacked by her yarn, before it even had a chance to be knitting.


This time we purloin an excellent idea by the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin: Cast on a new project every day in May.

Jasmin is sneakily planning for Stash Dash.


This week we review Aurora Borealis Mittens by Shannon Okey.

And Sew On:(58:07)

Gigi is working on a dress for Genevieve that she cut out last summer. She likes the technique she picked up from Its Sew Easy, for gathering fabric.

1 comment:

  1. (Taking a brief listening break for the purpose of information spreading: Å is found in all Scandinavian (Like Norwegian, which happens to be the native language of the mentioned designer) languages and pronounced /o/, pretty much like the vowel in more, roar, oar etc. Sucks that the colours didn't match, especially Lizzy and Darcy. Perhaps they were dyed too early in the book? As for Caroline Bingley, you probably should have known she wouldn't mix well with pretty much anyone...)