Sunday, August 29, 2010

Knitting rhymes - Episode 115 - The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode has been sponsored by:
What could be better than knitting a pair of Knitmore Vanilla Socks? Knitting socks with Cashmere! Introducing Temptation, a new yarn from Abstract Fiber. 10% Cashmere, 80% SuperWash Merino, 10% nylon. We love this blend, but ours is a little thinner than some, just perfect for socks. Heavenly soft, but with nylon for durability, we think this is the ultimate sock yarn. Only $30 for 100g of luxury for your feet. Temptation is also perfect for anything right next to your skin, cowls, scarves, gloves.

Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of September. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!

Entrée to Entrelac by Gwen Bortner is designed as a series of skills and concepts, each building on the last. The progression builds an understanding of the basics, stretches the possibilities with slightly more advanced techniques, then opens the door on creative combinations with other knitting disciplines. Gwen’s teaching experience allows her to translate in-depth knowledge into concise instructions; clear, step-by-step illustrations and a user-friendly layout for an especially effective learning interface. This is a reference book for knitters not only interested in learning about entrelac, but in learning more about knitting.
The book presents practice pieces as well as projects — from scarves and bags and afghans to mittens, slipper socks, and hats to garments for the entire family — all worked in a wide range of yarns. Entrée to Entrelac makes knitting entrelac a dream!

On the Needles: (00:33)

Gigi has cast on the Merope shawl out of Dream in Color Baby (color "Purple Rain"). Jasmin's Cabled Raglan Tunic is up to the armholes. Gigi is working on assorted vanilla socks with afterthought heels. Jasmin is working on her Garter Yoke Cardigan, made from her Blue Streak handspun, which she's wearing in the Off the Needles calendar.

Gigi has finished finishing a striped sweater for a friend. Jasmin mention the Scunci steamer. Jasmin has been carrying around Meghan's Twist cardigan (Sweater Swap 2010). Jasmin is working on her Supernatural socks! She declares her love for the Knitpicks nickel (fixed) circular needles for sock knitting.

Contest: (17:42)

The Head to Toe design contest has been launched. Details can be found in the contest thread. The contest ends 9/3/2010. Prizes include:
Events: (19:11)
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction (Here's the link to the Director's Cut episode about selecting fleeces.)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. We'll be staying at the
Days Inn and Suites Wilsonville.

Mother Knows Best: (19:58)

This week, we talk about how to schedule in and motivate yourself when the number of works in progress gets overwhelming.

Ask an Intern: (27:47)

Katrina is back! She has taught someone to knit, and shares a couple of knitting rhymes. She is knitting the Sadie cardigan. She has a knitting attack, with a pair of footlets.

Review: (39:00)

This week, we review Swing, Swagger, Drape by Jane Slicer-Smith.

Straw into Gold: (48:40)

Jasmin has gone back to the Three Bags Full (in Crimson Shadows) that she's spinning for Gigi to knit a Sunrise Circle cardigan. Jasmin has finished plying the baby cormo for her Baby Cables and Big Ones Too sweater. Jasmin mentions that the Crown Mountain Farms Exotic Fiber Club has opened.

1 comment:

  1. I would be thrilled to see many of your projects modeled!!! Great podcast, as usual. Thanks.