Sunday, May 25, 2008

Get out and knit! - The Knitmore Girls - Episode 7

Drop Spindle

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On the needles:

Right side wrong side socks - Gigi (from the Little Box of Socks) knit with the Jojoland Melody sock yarn.

Persephone scarf
- Jasmin - by Miriam Felton (she also designed the Juno Regina). Out of handspun Buffalo Gals bison.

Mystery socks are: Pagewood Farms Yukon Bamboo Sock yarn.
Desirée Baby Sweater Knit-a-long:
Gigi is knitting the Baby Yeti, Jasmin is knitting the Garter Rib sweater.

When Knitting Attacks:
Memorial Day sales lend themselves well to splurging on cashmere.

Mother Knows Best:

Get out and knit! Socialize! Go to Stitch and Pitch!

Knitting News:

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery- Saturday, May 31st.
Worldwide Knit in Public Day- June 14. We'll be at Santana Row

Other Stuff:
Franklin's Blog

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Now available in mp3 format!

You asked for it, and we listened!

The Knitmore Girls Podcast is now available in mp3 format. Access for all!

Knit more!


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Socks and Stuff - Episode 6 - The Knitmore Girls

Even snowmen knit socks!
(Snowman is posing with my mystery sock.)

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On the needles:

Lots of socks.

When Knitting Attacks:

  • Gigi realizes that there is not enough yardage in the Artyarns Supermerino worsted to knit them on itty bitty needles.
  • Jasmin is still Sock Blocked.

Mother knows best:

  • Swatch for your socks. Really.
  • Graft "Hand wash only" socks with red yarn. This is a visual cue to not just throw them in the wash. Also, differentiated labels (red font vs black font) are also quite effective.

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World Wide Knit in Public Day!
Saturday, June 14th. We'll be at Santana Row around 1 or 2 PM, knitting until (at least) 4 or 5 PM. Join us! (You may want to bring a chair.)

Plan ahead. Start your winter holiday knitting now! We know it's hot, but really, you'll thank us later.

The First Knitmore Girls Knit-a-Long!

The "Desirée Baby Sweater Knit-a-Long". Knit the baby sweater of your choice. Start soon! (We're putting together a Ravelry group, I promise.)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's day special - Episode 5 - The Knitmore Girls

Happy Mother's Day! Have a Margarita.

Listen here:

Pause the podcast and call your mother!

Done? Good, let's move on.

Gigi reminisces on past Mother's days.

On the Needles:
Mother's day gifties! Red lace yarn, glass circular needles from Michael & Sheila Ernst, and the Persephone Scarf

Learning together:
  • Knit to fit- Rick Mondragon
  • Corset making
  • Judith MacKenzie Dyeing clss
  • TA-ing for each other

When Knitting Attacks:
  • Gigi's Einstein goes haywire. The "Frankenstein Sweater". (Available in The Knit Stitch
  • Jasmin's Einstein kills her knitting mojo. Gigi finishes it, and Jasmin gives the accursed thing to Ursula.

Monday, May 5, 2008

TV to knit by - Knitmore Girls - Episode 4

J Regia Africa socks

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This week, we talk about TV shows to knit by.

On the Needles:-Jasmin's Monkey sock, part deux-Fighting Sock Block

-Gigi works through the The Little Box of Socks

When Knitting Attacks:-Jasmin can't close a toe.

Mother Knows Best: Fighting Second Sock Sydrome

- Cast on both socks simultaneously.- Cast on Second sock as SOON as the first sock has been completed.

TV to knit by:
Garter St Shows- these need most of your attention on the screen:-Lost

-Boston Legal

-Dancing with the Stars


-Dexter (MA)-The Tudors (MA)

Ribbing shows- these shows need only partial attention to the screen:-Blood Ties

-Buffy the Vampire Slayer-Project Runway

-Top Chef ** (Drool advisory)-Dirty Jobs** (Drool advisory)-Bones


-BBC Robin Hood



Lace shows- you don't even need to look at the screen for these:-One Tree Hill


-Naked Archaeologist

-Desperate Housewives

-Grey's Anatomy

-Hell's Kitchen