Monday, May 23, 2011

Treat yourself - Episode 153 - The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Discover jacket mastery: see how easy it is to get the fit, confirm it as you knit, and know that every jacket will fit on Opening Day with Jean Frost. Take classes from the most talented designers in the Knitting Universe. Shop-till-you-drop in the largest fiber market in the Midwest. 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 Midwest is open to the general public August 25th-28th. For more information please join us online at or call 1-800-237-7099.

On the needles: (00:35)

Jasmin is working on the Unloved Andrew socks out of the Sanguine Gryphone Skinny Bugga. Jasmin has pulled her Garter Yoke Cardigan out of her UFO/PhD pile. Jasmin has also been working on her Aran Pocket Shawl. We make a family visit to Purlescence, and talk about attending the Maker Faire. We met Drew Emborsky, the Crochet Dude, and the nice folks from BurdaStyle. Jasmin asks if the listeners would be interested in a Sew-A-Long.

Events: (16:24)

June 4th: Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery
- June 11th: WWKIP Day. Location TBD.
- June 24-26: Black Sheep Gathering. We're staying at the Courtesy Inn in Eugene, OR.

Contest: (19:25)

We announce the Three Bites contest! Try something new, anything, and tell us about it! The contest closes Monday 6/27/2011. Jasmin tells a story about creme brûlée.

Mother Knows Best: (27:06)

We answer a question from our "What do you want to hear about?" thread regarding hot weather and socks. 

When Knitting Attacks: (31:02)

Gigi has been systematically attacked by all of her knitting. Gigi overthinks her Taygete, knits the foot of a pair of Hobbit Socks too long, her Katje pinches, and the buttonhole thread gets all ratsnesty. 

Review: (36:40)

This week we review Knitting Plus by Lisa Shroyer. We both like it, mostly, but think it's purchased best with Big Girl Knits. 


  1. hey, i just started listening to your podcast about a month ago and i love it! i love that you guys do a bunch of fiber arts and crafts along with sewing.

    i'm commenting because i LOVE the idea of a sew-a-long... that would be so cool!

  2. Hey Jasmine, another idea for using up eggs is making your own lemon curd. If you use Meyer lemon from the farmer's market it kicks it up x11000000 notches!! Try it and you'll definitely have more than 3 bites.

  3. First time glad I found you girls! Now, like a true stalker, I am on a mission to listen to all your back episodes.

    And I LOVE the idea of a sew-a-long. I already sew quite a bit, so I wouldn't be a beginner, but anything is more fun when you can do it with others.

  4. I'm all for a beginners sew-a-long! That would be awesome:)

  5. I am in love with the idea of a beginner sew along. I can thread my machine and sew in a straight line and that's about it. I'd love to become more comfortable with sewing.