Monday, March 7, 2011

Ausgeleiert - Episode 142 - The Knitmore Girls

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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 .

Come celebrate the 6th Annual DFW Fiber Fest April 8-10, 2011. We are moving to a new, larger venue at the Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, and are excited to offer you our biggest vendor hall yet! We also have a Friday Night Event withDoor Prizes galore and Mary Beth Temple as our featured speaker as well as classes in knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and dyeing. In addition to Mary Beth, our featured classroom teachers for 2011 are Anne Hanson and Robyn Chachula. Class descriptions and the schedule are available at Classes are filling up, so register online today!

Spin! Spin! Spin! The Purlescence Purl Girls are pleased to announce presales on Schacht's newest wheel, the Sidekick, the first folding travel spinning wheel from Schacht. We're expecting our first shipment of Sidekicks in early May. Call us today to reserve one for your very own with a modest deposit. As always, we have loads of wheels and looms in stock!

Explore the New World of Knitting on Opening Day with Anna Zilboorg. Take classes from the most talented designers in the Knitting Universe. Shop-till-you-drop in the largest fiber market in the South. See the hottest new knit designs at the Fashion Show or take to the runway yourself -- showing off your knits during the Student Banquet. If you love knitting, YOU CAN'T MISS THIS! Go to for all the details. If it has to do with knitting, you will find it here. STITCHES South is open to the general public April 15th-17th. For more information please join us online at http://KnittingUniverse.comEvents/ or call 1-800-237-7099.

On the Needles: (00:36)

Thanks to Laura for stunt-hosting in Gigi's absence. You can find Laura's blog here.

Gigi has been working on vanilla socks. Jasmin is working on the hood of her Mariah cardigan. Jasmin is going to set in the sleeves and finish Meghan's Sweater Swap 2010 sweater before she starts something new. Gigi has hit her January sock goal, she has also finished her BFF socks. Gigi gave Miss Kalendar (from the Brass Needles podcast) the January socks.

Jasmin's Elemental Pullover is making good progress. Jasmin mentions the blog post about LittleJ's Harry Potter scarf. Gigi was going to re-enforce the buttonhole side of her buttonband, but ran out of steam.

Events: (20:13)

- April 6-9: Camp KIP! (Check the site for the updates.)
- June 24-26: Black Sheep Gathering

Mother Knows Best: (25:03)

This week, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about repairing lace - and if there is a way to fix it without frogging back to the lifeline.

When Knitting Attacks: (32:04)

Jasmin talks about losing faith in charts.

Review: (35:44)

We review Around the World in Knitted Socks by Stephanie Van Der Linden. Great variety of techniques, interesting snippets, lovely photos. Not a must-buy, but definitely give it a look through.

We also mention Fancy Feet by Anna Zilboorg.

Straw into Gold: (46:15)

Jasmin is 4 oz away from finishing the spinning on the body of Andrew's sweater. The fleece for the sleeves is currently missing in action. We talk about joining/re-joining singles when plying.


  1. As a fiber freak AND a track and field nerd (I may be the only one of my kind) I feel compelled to point out that the track and field thing is the USATF National Champs. Eugene has a huge track history associated with the U of Oregon, the founding of Nike, etc.

    Anyway, a track meet plus a fiber festival sounds like a perfect storm of awesome to me. If I was not (possibly literally) having a baby that weekend I would so be there. I hope the track geeks don't take all the hotel rooms, though.

    Great episode as always!



  2. What will the spinning and weaving podcast be called?

    I hope Gigi is better soon, I can relate to the back pain!

  3. I couldn't find any link to the waffles -- would love to try them if you could direct me to them.

  4. Image search Missoni knit and maybe you'll understand better why that sock design was for Italy - tradition.

  5. Sorry, didn't mean tradition, meant to say fashion. Some of designer Missoni vintage stuff looks very similar to those socks.