Monday, December 13, 2010

Weaponized Knitting - Episode 130 - 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: (00:31)

Gigi has been on a finishing spree. She mentions blocking the Cassidy and the Aeolian. Jasmin has finished knitting the pieces for Meghan's Twist cardigan. Jasmin has started the first sleeve on her Cece. Gigi mentions Lucy Neatby's finishing book (review pending). Gigi talks about her Origami Pullover, which she's knitting out of the Berroco Ultra Alpaca. Gigi has been finishing and embellishing her preemie hats.

Jasmin is trying all the suggestions for curing motion sickness. BioBands have worked so far. We also encourage you to leave positive iTunes reviews for your favorite podcasts.

Contest! (13:56)

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 1/8/2011, and we'll announce the winners on 1/9/2011.

Events: (15:33)

- January 8-10: TNNA in Long Beach, CA
- February 17-20: Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA

Mother Knows Best: (16:40)

We discuss using the sweater curse to your advantage. Or not. Baby brother Sam weighs in on the sweater curse.

When Knitting Attacks: (26:04)

Jasmin can't count decreases, or keep track of sleeves when the directions and the chart are on separate pages. Jasmin mentions the Clover locking stitch markers and the Knitpicks locking stitch markers.

Review: (29:09)

This week, we review Knitting 24/7 by Veronik Avery, which we really like! Some favorite garments include:

Also mentioned: Paula from the Knitting Pipeline podcast.

Holidays with the Knitmores: (39:13)

This week, we talk about favorite baked goodies for the holidays. Some things mentioned:

Egg Nog Pie
Mudslide Pie
Jackie's Super Secret Cupcake recipe (from the KIPing it Real podcast)

Straw into Gold: (43:55)

This week we talk about spinning for sweaters.


  1. Love your photos! What kind of a camera to you use?

  2. I would like to share that I think Gigi must have done a wonderful job raising two articulated and intelligent people. It was so nice to hear a guy chime in with his opinions. He should come on more often as I often feel the need for a man's opinion about what guys would really like to receive.