Monday, December 20, 2010

Raffle mojo - Episode 131 - The Knitmore Girls


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The holidays are fast approaching, and the Purlescence Purl Girls are preparing holiday goodies for you all to enjoy. We are pleased to announce the arrival of three new fiber lines: Frabjous Fibers, Ashland Bay Fibers, and Crown Mountain Fibers. We're also stocking up on looms and spinning wheels for your holiday gift desires. Get your wish list in and order early to ensure delivery before mid-December! Happy autumn knitting!

On the needles: (00:30)

Gigi has been inspired by Veronik Avery's 24/7 and has been stashdiving and planning projects. These projects include the Elemental Pullover, the Toe-up Traditional socks, and the Spiral Tweed Cloche. Gigi is working on a pair of vanilla socks out of vintage Opal. Gigi has started knitting Sam's Sharks scarf. Jasmin has made progress on her Cece. Jasmin has blocked Meghan's Twist cardigan, and here's the blog post about blocking. Gigi is working on the Two Old Bags felted Christmas tree ornaments.

You can follow us on Twitter as @knitmoregirls, here is the list of podcasts we listened to last week:

Ba Ba Blacksheep
Brass Needles
Just One More Row
Knitting Pipeline
Homespun Journey
Stash and Burn
Revenge of the Knits
Knitting Psychos
Miss Elle Knits
Well-Knitted Life
Knit Knit Cafe
Stitch Stud and His Bride

Contest: (11:11)

Our annual Do Some Good contest has begun! Do some good, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close 1/9/2011, and we'll announce the winners on 1/10/2011.

Prizes include:

Events: (13:50)
- January 8-10: TNNA in Long Beach, CA
- February 17-20: Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA

Mother Knows Best: (14:13)

This week, we talk about different cast-ons for socks. These include the Twisted German cast on, the tubular cast on, and the channel island cast on.

Review: (19:14)

This week we review WestKnits Book 1 by Stephen West. We LOVE this book!

Holidays with the Knitmores: (27:39)

We love looking at decorated homes.

Straw into Gold: (31:26)

Jasmin has finished spinning the barbie dream fleece. It is resting and waiting to be plied.

Jasmin talks about spinning cashmere. The Yarn Place has 8oz of cashmere fiber for $20. Jasmin mentions The Intentional Spinner by Judith MacKenzie McCuin. Jasmin used an attenuated long draw to spin this cashmere.

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