Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cross-pollinate - Episode 134 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles: (00:37)

Gigi has finished her Pogona, and is working on a vanilla sock. We discuss 50% vs 60% heels. Jasmin has been working on her Pogona, and has cast on a vanilla sock in Purple Dot by Claudia's Handpaints. Gigi is working on the hood of her Cassidy.

We discuss our TNNA adventure. Hits include:

Unwind anniversary party
The Coffee Cup Cafe
Mood Fabrics
Yarn Thing Podcast
Getting Loopy Podcast (CAUTION: noisy link)

You can see our TNNA videos on YouTube here.

Contest! (23:21)

We announce the winners of our Do Some Good contest!

Events: (26:11)
- February 17-20: Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA. Meet and greets will be posted next week. Bring a preemie cap to donate, get something special.
- April 6-9: Camp KIP!

Mother Knows Best: (29:48)

Cross-pollination! Try something new.

When Knitting Attacks:

Gigi runs short on yarn for her Pogona. Jasmin messes up the gauge on her socks.

Review: (40:56)

This week we review Twist and Knit by Miriam Felton. We LOVE it!

Straw into Gold: (48:58)

Jasmin spins some cashmere, some Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino (Purple Rain) on the Hansen MiniSpinner, and raves about the Schacht Sidekick.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm all excited about Twist and Knit-- and want the hard copy. Any idea when it will be available?

    Great show, by the way!!!! Worth the wait. You both are fabulous!