Monday, February 14, 2011

It's a small whorl - Episode 139 - The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode has been sponsored by:
Abstract Fiber's crew just got a chance to try Schacht’s new travel wheel, the Sidekick. What a fabulous wheel!! We were impressed enough to become dealers. The Sidekick will start shipping in May and you'll get four bumps of our FABULOUS fiber free when you order your Sidekick from us. Reserve yours now at .

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On the needles: (00:38)

Gigi has been finishing! Gigi finished a pair of vintage Opal vanilla socks, and her Ophidian. Jasmin's Cece cardigan is finished! Gigi's Cassidy is a few finishing details away from being finished. Gigi mentions the BioBands, to alleviate motion sickness. Gigi will be doing the Knitting Daily Tulip Buttonhole.

Jasmin mentions "noodling". Jasmin has joined the sleeves on her Mariah cardigan. Gigi has started Cookie A's BFF socks out of an Abstract Fiber "Oops" colorway as part of the Spin Control Flashback contest. Jasmin is working on her Elemental Pullover (from Knitting 24/7) and scores the SAME DYELOT with the two Ravelry Rescue balls. Gigi is working on Odelia, and got to try on some of the new CocoKnits designs at A Verb for Keeping Warm.

Jasmin is weaving a rainbow wrap out of Kauni in a twill. Jasmin got to play with a Cricket loom and LOVES it! We talk about the genius of direct warping. Jasmin is weaving a scarf for Andrew out of Claudia Hand Painted Yarn Navy Olive and Gold.

Jasmin mentions the Brass Needles podcast, as well as the Halcyon Yarn catalog, and leaving Andrew a subtle hint. We give an update on the Knitmore Intern!

Events: (25:28)
- February 15th: Purlescence Yarns XRX event!
- February 17-20: Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA.
- Meet and greets:
- Friday, 12-1 pm: Purlescence Yarns booth (Booths 740, 742, 839, 841)
- Saturday, 12-1 pm: Abstract Fiber booth (Booth 939)
Bring a preemie cap to donate, get something special. (Thanks for the logo, Rosemary!)
- April 6-9: Camp KIP! (Check the site for the updates.)

Mother Knows Best: (30:34)

This week, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about joining yarn in lace projects. We talk about the Russian Join, spit splicing, and tying knots. (We mention the interview with Galina.)

When Knitting Attacks: (37:22)

The sleeves (and enthusiasm) attack Jasmin's Mariah.

Review: (39:36)

This week, we review the Sock Techniques 2 DVD by Lucy Neatby.

Holidays with the Knitmores: (48:28)

Jasmin talks about Valentine's Day gifts.

Straw into Gold: (53:08)

A little more progress on the Andrew 10-year sweater. Jasmin answers a spinning question fro the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about the appropriate whorl for your desired yarn.


  1. Hi Jasmine Just listening to you on Brass Needles but Itunes won't let me subscribe? Any ideas? Many thanks.

  2. Another great show -- I loved hearing about the Valentine's coupons.

    Have a great time at Stitches.

  3. so now you've got me addicted to Lucy Neatby! ;-) I suppose it could be much worse!
    Thanks for another great podcast!