Sunday, September 19, 2010

Chaotic - Episode 118 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:

Abstract Fiber has a back to school special! Our Jasmine makes the very clever and pretty Flatbox Knitting bags to help pay for her college expenses. It’s time to buy books, so she’s offering a limited time special 10% discount on her bags when you buy them from Check out for a store near you or shop online and receive free shipping on orders over $100.

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!

Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at

On the needles: (00:31)

Gigi has been working on Vanilla socks and vanilla preemie hats. Jasmin has been working on the Twist Cardigan for Meghan. Jasmin is going to get buttons for it at the Button Emporium in Portland, OR. Gigi has done the finishing on Jasmin's Tempestuous cardigan. We discuss backing buttons from Cleaner's Supply (the box, and the package of one size). Jasmin mentions her Supernatural socks.

Jasmin mentions the Oregon Flock and Fiber thread. Gigi mentions "On the Road with Austin & Santino" and "Project Runway".

Events: (16:26)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. We'll be staying at the Days Inn and Suites Wilsonville.
- MEET AND GREET! We'll be doing our meet and greet on Saturday September 25th, from 11:30-12:30 in the Abstract Fiber booth, then we'll be joining Rachel (from KnitCents) and Erin (from The Anatomy of Knitting) in the BarMaids booth from 12:30-1. You can RSVP here.
APP EXTRA: Stitches East market coupon.

When Knitting Attacks: (18:15)

Gigi's Maia shawl is troubled.

Review: (21:31)

This week we review Knit One Below by Elise Duvekot. We like the fashion drawings and the use of the new techniques. We're a little lukewarm on the patterns, but we really liked:

Yin Yang Cardigan
Gossamer Square

Straw into Gold: (40:38)

Jasmin has finished the singles out of the Three Bags Full ("Crimson Shadows") fiber for Gigi's Sunrise Circle Cardigan.

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