Monday, March 28, 2011

Doot doot dooooo - Episode 145 - 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 .

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: (00:37)

Jasmin has finished the knitting on Meghan's Twist cardigan. We mention cverity's machine-sewn buttonhole. Gigi is bored with vanilla socks, which she bound off three of last week. Gigi has decided to cast on another of Rosemary Hill's shawls (Elektra).

Awesome finds this week- Eunny Jang's zipper tutorial video, and Caro Sheridan's zipper tutorial blog post. Gigi is making progress on her Olive Heather Skirt from Knitting 24/7.

We have a Facebook page!

Events: (13:20)
- April 6-9: Camp KIP! (Check the site for the updates.)
- June 5th: Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery
- June 24-26: Black Sheep Gathering. We're staying at the Courtesy Inn in Eugene, OR.

Contest: (17:33)
We announce the Mom 'N' Me contest! We want your stories about crafting with friends/family. Please have your entries in by 5/8/2011. Jasmin tells a story about Elphie "helping" with her knitting.

Prizes include:
- A copy of Westknits Book One and Two (SIGNED!)
- A Schacht Hi-Lo drop spindle kit
- How to Knit a Heart Back Home by Rachael Herron (SIGNED!)
- A Leslie Wind cable needle necklace
- A kit from Bar Maids- Shower scrub and a Lo-Lo Bar in "Vanilla Cake" and a jar of Face Pudding

Mother Knows Best: (27:44)

This week, Gigi talks about "old school" social networking.

Review: (34:52)

This week, we review "A Knitting Wrapsody" by Kristin Omdahl. We don't care for it.

... And sew on: (43:49)

Gigi talks about creative use of small spaces and small spurts of time.

Straw into Gold: (48:38)

The body of Andrew's sweater has been spun. Jasmin has started spinning the singles for the sleeves out of a Merino/Border Leicester cross from Hubbard Ranch. Laura joins us to tell the loom story.

We reference "Little Britain" and the Dennis Waterman sketch:


  1. I just love Little Brittan!!! Nice to meet a mutual fan. See you in 8 days!

  2. OH GIGI! Jasmin, your Mom is so right. A man in his early 60's told me he was afraid to use the soda machine because it just looked to complicated and he figured he would lose his money or break it! Most of us in the 50 and over crowd had our first experience with mainframes or pc's that you had to load the operating system before you could run a program. They were toys or work machines that broke constantly and the "normal" tech of pencil or typewriter was more reliable and faster. If we didn't keep up with the changes, well, we just gave up! Keep promoting the web and tech to us old fogies!

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  4. Ohh... that black and white woven material is so pretty.... I think I want to weave now. Oh crap, look what you did.... On second thought, I just want that when it's done! :P


  5. Jasmin - what was the dress you were talking about, the one you can tie in a number of ways?

    Great show as always!