Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mugshots - Episode 85 - The Knitmore Girls


(Logo by PegOfTilling)

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:
Abstract Fiber is
celebrating the new year with new yarn! Hepburn is a merino/silk blend with 1000 yards in each 100g hank. Delightful to work with, just a little shine, and as usual, no knots. Hepburn comes in 11 colors including chocolaty Mousse, and micro-brew inspired Hopworks. Celebrate 2010 with Hepburn!

It's been a week of wicked winter weather here in the Bay Area. Even so, we at Purlescence Yarns are turning our thoughts to spring. Why, you ask, when the sky is pouring down
buckets of rain? New yarns are beginning to arrive to brighten our shelves for spring! This week we received Ultra Pima from our good friends at Cascade Yarns. This shiny 100% mercerized Pima cotton knits to sportweight. We're envisioning tanks and shells and summer cardigans. For more news on new arrivals, follow us on Twitter, username Purlescence.

On the Needles: (00:35)

Gigi continues working on her dishcloth baby blanket. Jasmin is nearly finished knitting her Looped Loop cowl. Gigi is taking a hands-on approach to reviewing Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters (by Cat Bordhi), and is working with the Abstract Fiber Supersock in "Be Mine". Jasmin has finished the knitting on her Mondo Cable Cardi (stay tuned for KAL updates and details), knit out of Abstract Fiber Miro Worsted in "Twilight".

Jasmin has started blocking the Tweedy Pie jacket for Boo. Jasmin is continuing to work on her "Hey Jude" handspun socks from Crown Mountain Farms. Jasmin has a goal to finish three sweaters to wear to Stitches West. We briefly talk about the most recent episode of Project Runway.

Events: (18:16)

Come and see us at Stitches West! Meet and greet TBD.

Ravelympics Training: (20:15)

You can find Team Knitmore here, and Team Sasquatch here.

Week 4: Hunt for errata.

Jasmin talks about different methods for hunting down errata. We'll be doing a live chat on Ravelry during the lighting of the Olympic Torch. Special thanks to PegOfTilling for designing our FABULOUS Ravelympics logos! (You can get your Team Knitmore swag here.)

Mother Knows Best: (27:48)

We discuss treacherous knitting photography, the need for schematics, and mugshots.

Contest: (33:20)

Enter your story in our "Most Welcomed Knit Gift" contest by February 6th. Gigi shares a story.

When Knitting Attacks: (40:20)

Jasmin realizes that wet blocking is not always appropriate.

Straw into Gold: (45:11)

Jasmin continues spinning on Duchess (from Jean Near). She has started reading "The Knitters Book of Wool".

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't even realized the new Project Runway season had started until I heard it on your podcast. Thanks for the PSA. So much to love about your podcast. :)