Monday, September 12, 2011

Hypotenuse - Episode 160 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:36)

We are recommending the Knitajourney podcast, especially the latest "Knitajourney Girls" podcast.  We also played the promos for the 2Knitlit Chicks, and Geek Girl Crafts

Jasmin is working on the Baby Blueberry Cardigan out of Claudia Handpaint and Cascade 220 sport.  She is also working on Sothia's never ending ruffle.  She also referred to the
David after dentist video.  And she is almost half done with the Oat Couture Prairie Blanket.

Gigi is working on Romi Hill's Taygete, putting on the edging, a pair of Vanilla socks with an afterthought heel, a premie hat out of leftover sock yarn, her second Ophidian by Sivia Harding, in Cascade Heritage.

Mother Knows Best: (12:07)
Answering how to fit knitware into daily wardrobe. More solid colors are easier to match.  Knitwear is supposed to be the show piece, so the wardrobe needs to be edited to show off the knitting.

When Knitting Attacks: (22:10)
Gigi forgets to read her instructions and had to pull out most of the stitches she had picked up for the edging.  Also, she managed to spill beads for the Ophidian all over the couch. 

Review: ( 24:57)

A Life in Stitches by Rachel Herron.  Not a romance novel but about the love of yarn, and knitting and people.  Jasmin has been reading her blog, for years.  Some parts are sad. 
We liked it.

And Sew On: (32:04)

Jasmin is working on a tablecloth and napkins out of linen from Mood. She is working on straightening the edges and hemming.  Her 1975 Singer Touch and Sew is disagreable, and  challenging.  Gigi confessed that she is running a halfway house for wayward sewing machines.  Fabric needs to be cut on the straight of grain so garments hang straight.  To compensate for shrinkage and straightening loss, one needs to purchase a bit more fabric.  They are thinking about doing pulled thread hems for the napkins by hand.

Straw Into Gold: (44:35) 

Jasmin is working on plying yarn for Andrew's 10 year sweater.  Gigi will be spinning soon on a borrowed spinning wheel.


  1. Yippee! I am a fairly new listener of your podcast and I'm excited to see there is a new episode today.

  2. The "Knitajourney Girls" was such a funny idea, way to crossover in a podcast!

  3. You guys mentioned a color catcher in the podcast, what was that? I hand-dyed yarn for a sweater (red) and I'm scared it will bleed onto the white in the fair isle. Thanks!!!