Monday, January 17, 2011

Snake eyes - Episode 135 - The Knitmore Girls

(This is Jasmin's haul from Stonemountain & Daughter.)

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On the Needles: (00:37)

Gigi has started the skirt from Knitting 24/7 by Veronik Avery. Jasmin has finished her Pogona, but ran short on yardage. Gigi has finished the hood on her Cassidy cardigan. Jasmin is working on Andrew's "Cake" socks again (yarn by Creatively Dyed, base is J'ouvert).

Gigi plans to knit one sock per week in 2011. Jasmin is going to cast on the Mariah sweater out of her hot pink cashmere. Gigi has felted her felted Christmas ornaments. Gigi talks about having knit some of Nicky Epstein's felted bags.

Links for the Berkeley adventure:

Zachary's pizza
Baubles and Beads
- Gigi bought beads for Ophidian, by Sivia Harding
- Electric Bead reamer
- Bead spinner
- Knit Girllls Bead spinner video
Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics
A Verb for Keeping Warm

Events: (20:26)

- February 17-20: Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA.
- Meet and greets:
- Friday, 12-1 pm: Purlescence Yarns booth
- Saturday, 12-1 pm: Abstract Fiber booth
Bring a preemie cap to donate, get something special.
- April 6-9: Camp KIP!

Mother knows best: (21:56)

We answer a question from the What do you want to hear about thread. We talk about holding two strands of yarn together at a time.

When Knitting Attacks! (25:53)

Gigi forgets the Twisted German cast-on. She also ends up with odd gauge on a pair of vanilla socks, and goofs up her Cozy Cables socks (from Sock Club).

Review: (32:21)

This week, we review Knit. Sock. Love. by Cookie A. We LOVE it!

Things mentioned:

BFF socks

Wedge socks

Miriam Felton's Persephone scarf
Anna Zilboorg's Socks for Sandals and Clogs

Straw into Gold: (42:45)

Jasmin has plied the woolen half of the Purple Rain superwash merino (from Crown Mountain Farms) on the Hansen MiniSpinner. Jasmin set the last of the Crimson Shadows from Three Bags full for Gigi.


  1. The minispinner looks awesome! Do you think it would be a good spinning wheel for a beginner? It would be so portable! BTW, the colorway you are working on is gorgeous:)

  2. What an informative and nice podcast, I especially appreciated the in-depth review of Cookie's book and your honest opinions. Thanks!