Monday, November 28, 2011

Flaunt it - Episode 171 - The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Have you picked up your copy of Lisa Souza and Vicki Stiefel's book, "10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters"? It is a great read with stories, profiles of interesting fiber folk that you may or may not already know as well as 28 great patterns of all shapes and sizes for both knitting and crochet. If you're a seasoned spinner or a newbie, there is a chapter on this fiber art that includes patterns to show off your own handspun yarn. The book is available at all of the usual sources but if you purchase one through Lisa Souza's website, she will sign and personalize it just for you OR for the people on your holiday gift list. Find it a
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On the Needles: (00:37)

Jasmin is now working on the sleeves of the Andrew Sweater from Knits Men Want. She has now buttons for the Garter Stitch Baby Kimono.  She has also just cast on the Breezy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig that she is knitting out of her hand spun. 

Gigi is also working on sleeves, these belonging to the Rocky Coast Cardigan.  She is also knitting on the Sothia shawl.

We celebrated Thanksgiving at The Plumed Horse in Saratoga. We went to the Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence on Black Friday. Congratulations to Gregory, who just got married! Jasmin mentions Juanita, who sang some amazing jazz.


02/23-26/2012: Stitches West 2012.
     -No official Meet-and-Greet, but do come and say hi!
     -We will have Preemie hat collection points (to be announced)
     -Still looking for a signal for shy listeners


Do some good.  Get your entries in by December 25th.  

We have launched our annual Do Some Good Contest, and we picked some amazing prizes:
- a set of three Lolo Bars: CC clove, Little Pumpkin, and Figgy
- a signed copy of Coastal Knits
- one year subscription to Knitter's Magazine
- a set of Knitter's Blocks
- as of this week: one copy of How to Knit a Heart Back Home, and Wishes and Stitches, and How to Knit a Love Song by Rachael Herron.

Mother Knows Best:(16:18)

We answered a question about storing and organizing yarn, fiber and WIPs.
We mention Dry Cleaner Bags, canvas bags from ecobags, rice baskets from Lantern Moon and baskets from Cost Plus Imports.

When Knitting Attacks:(23:15)

Gigi is having issues with her Katriel.  Jasmin bought yarn, but doesn't know for which Hannah Fettig patterns.


We review Knit Noro: Accessories: 30 Colorful Little Knits.

Straw Into Gold:(29:51)

Jasmin dug in her fiber closet and found some oatmeal CVM, that she bought from Patti Sexton. She is enjoying the fiber tremendously and  is spinning it on the miniSpinner.  Gigi picked up some bobbins for her Julia , but didn't do any spinning.

And Sew On:(32:20)

Gigi sewed two nightgowns for herself, and from the fabric that was left over, she sewed a large baby sack gown and a onesie for SharkBean, and a sack gown in a preemie size.


  1. True story: My 4 year old son saw the picture on this post and correctly identified it as a "yarn making machine".

    He says: Mom you should get that!

    I say: I would love to get it, but it's too expensive.

    He says (a minute later): Mom! I know what I want for my birthday (coming up in 2 weeks). I want you to buy me a big bag of money for my birthday!!!

    I laugh..

    He says: Then I can buy that for you!!

    Needless to say, He melted my heart with that one :)

  2. Hi Gigi,
    What pattern did you use for your nightgown? I'm going back to sewing again and would like to make one.