Monday, February 7, 2011

Pod people - Episode 138 - The Knitmore Girls

purple rain- woolen

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On the needles: (00:39)

Gigi has cast on a whole slew of vanilla socks. Jasmin mentions Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi. Jasmin has cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of the Fancy Image Sock yarn, from their yarn of the month club from June 2006. Gigi is working on the Ophidian shawl by Sivia Harding. Jasmin cast on a Flagstone scarf by Stephen West out of Reynold's Dover. Jasmin has started the second sleeve on her Mariah, and makes a reference to the Pod People. (The correct reference would be "The Invaders".) You can find the highlighters here. Jasmin's Elemental Pullover is SAVED! Miss Kalendar (from the Brass Needles podcast) gets Jasmin to start weaving. Jasmin is using Kauni to weave with.

Events: (17:28)
- 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: (19:00)

Gigi answers a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about lining knit skirts.

When Knitting Attacks: (27:58)

Gigi's Ophidian is attacked by the cardinal rule of knitting.

Review: (33:56)

This week, we review Phoebe's Sweater and Freddie's Blanket by Joanna Johnson, illustrated by Eric Johnson. They are fantastic kids' books that include great knitting patterns. We LOVE these books!

Straw into Gold: (41:55)

Jasmin is really enjoying spinning the Romney/Rambouillet for Andrew's sweater, and has managed to spin 10 out of the 21 ounces for the body of the sweater. Jasmin talks about bobbin winders, the eBay one from Hollyhockhillfarm, the Swedish bobbin winders, and the Schacht electric winder.


  1. Just wanted to drop you a line & let you know how much I enjoy your podcast. I just started listening a couple months ago. I've been knitting for about 5 years and only recently discovered all the internet has to offer for my addiction. Thanks for expanding my horizons! :)

  2. Thanks for a great episode, have fun at Stitches. I know you can finish your sweater in time! :)

  3. Great show. Thanks for getting me out on my walk! Have you seen this vid?

  4. Thanks for getting me through another workout at the gym with your podcast! Sometimes you two are the only reason I make it to the gym!! Thanks also for the link to the highlighters!
    Have fun at Stitches!