Thursday, July 16, 2015

Flat Tire - Episode 342 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin finished another Playful Stripes cardigan for Genevieve and is very pleased with it.  This brings up her Stash Dash total to 3057m. There is some heckling of NDJen04 of the Commuter Knitter podcast.

Gigi has hit the black hole of knitting and exclaims that she has knit nothing. The rounds on her Viajante #Behmalong, #beadsandlace2015 are getting bigger and bigger and showing less and less progress.

Jasmin is working on a Playful Stripes for Beanzilla. Gigi has been enjoying working on the Fractal Danger shawlette.

Jasmin is knitting the Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho, out of  Berry Colorful Yarnings in the "Shades of Grey" colorway. She references the Tomten pattern out of Elizabeth Zimmerman's The Opinionated Knitter


- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)
- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece
- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads
- October : Pacific International Quilt Fest

Jasmin talks about her strategy with her Hansen's Minispinner.

Also, if you are unhappy with the Wool Auction in Monterey being scheduled on Labor Day weekend, let them know.

We will let you know via social media when we go on baby hiatus.


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.

The newest prize is the "Sweet" colorway in her Awesome Sock Selfstriping Wide from Berry Colorful Yarnings.

Mother Knows Best:(27:17)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum about leaving your knitting in the car.

Jasmin loves her Addi Turbo Needles, because they have a lifetime warranty, and are very well made. Also the ChiaoGoo Twist Red Lace  Knitting Needle Set are amazing.

Gigi also answers a question about knitting Martina Behm patterns in English.

When Knitting Attacks:(33:18) 

Gigi was repeatedly attacked by her Fractal Danger. Jasmin's  Little Baby Sweater got her.

Jasmin washed Genevieve's Playful Stripes cardigan with Beyond Clean and instead of getting glowing white, it turned yellow in the sun. Jasmin usually washes her woolens in SOAK, and the rest of her regular laundry in Rocking Green detergent.


This week we review Colorwheel Knits, by Veera Välimäki

Jasmin mentions our review of Vivacious Kids, and Hannah Fettig and Alana Dakos patterns

Straw Into Gold:(56:56)

Gigi's drive band broke and she spend a whole day sewing a new one together, so she lost two days of spinning time. The nice people of Schacht Spindle company were very helpful.

Jasmin has spun 350g out of a total of 800g of her hogget corriedale fleece.

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  1. Loved the podcast. I have had trouble with Signature Needles, I don't buy them anymore .

  2. Signature Needle Arts offers a Lifetime Warranty on all our needles.
    The 21-day policy is for returns and exchanges on new purchases only.
    Please feel free to contact us at 262-656-1935 with any questions.