Thursday, February 25, 2016

Fangirl - Episode 366 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:34)

 Jasmin finished the Queenie hat, a Woolywormhead design, out of White Birch Fiber Arts, in the Travel Agent for Guilt Trips colorway. #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat. Our thanks to Rosemary Hill for the beautiful logo she designed.

We were so pleased to have had the opportunity to host BostonJen of the Downcellar podcast  and Emily from the Knitting Butterflies  podcast. Emily took family photos for us.

 We also had the pleasure of hosting Joanna Johnson of the Phoebe's Sweater, Freddie's Blanket, Henry's Hat, and Phoebe's Birthday series. Lunch was sandwiches from Specialties. We had lunch with the amazing Sivia Harding, and got to see kits for the dazzling beaded Moonrise necklace that she has designed.

The Stitches Market Place was overwhelming in its abundance. We attended the 
Steven and Stephen Show in Three Acts. (Video from BostonJen, Pic from Emily)

Also you may want to listen to the interviews with StevenBE and Stephen West.
A big thank you to our guest and friends who made this show run smoothly for us.

Jasmin worked on the Bifrost  and lined up interviews for next year. We went to dinner at Rok Bistro.
The Podcaster meet up was amazing, we got to meet Twinset Jan. Jasmin had help in the Anzula booth. Dinner was take-out from Real Kabob.

 Jasmin and Kismet planned another House Special Box and if you are interested put your name one the "I am interested list"

We got to meet Alana Dakos, Kate Oates, Elizabeth Doherty kindly measured us for the knit-along.
Jasmin also worked on the Three Color Cowl from Joji Locatelli out of Pepperberry Knits, which has changed its name to Lux Adorna. Knit-along comng up! Jasmin's knitting mojo is revving up.
Jasmin found the perfect red,  Dark Andromeda, at Miss Babs' to make a Daniel Tiger sweater for Genevieve, and it turned out to also be the perfect red for Gigi. Jasmin and BostonJen picked up crochet Elsa toy kits.

In Stitches:(29:00)

Gigi wore her Cassidy, the Katarina, the Carli, the Marta, and the Best Friend cardigan.
Jasmin wore her Katarina, the Rainbow dots, the Breezy cardigan,
Genevieve wore her Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat,  the Elsa gloves, the Kapuzin hoodie,
and the Blue Playful Stripes, and she brought the pink Playful Stripes
Rex wore his Gramps cardigan


We have a new prize:Super Happy Fun, by Black Trillium  Fibres, on their Lilt base
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.

Also, Voolenvine has a knit-along, the fill a box with socks contest. Feel free to double dip.

Mother Knows Best:(37:45)

This weeks suggestion: Plan ahead, but remember to be flexible.
Also we mention dinner at Adelita's 

When Knitting Attacks:(43:55)

Jasmin was attacked by her garter stitch on the bias knitting.


This week we review Free Spirit Knits, by Anne Podlesak

1 comment:

  1. So, I totally did not introduce myself either time I met you over the Stitches Weekend, probably because I got internally fangirly about it. I was the weirdo in the Doctor Who shirt that was between you and Sivia in the line for Clara Parkes. Yeah, that was me. I met you the day before, as well, outside the Never Not Knitting booth. I had my youngest with me on Saturday.