Monday, December 12, 2011

Gemütlich - Episode 173 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(00:40)

Gigi is working on the Sothia.  Jasmin is knitting on Andrew's sweater.  Gigi is also working on the Katriel.  Jasmin is also working on the Breezy cardigan out of her handspun.  Gigi has also dug up her Origami sweater.


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, and A Life in Stitches by Rachael Herron (signed!).

When Knitting Attacks:(20:25)

Gigi is attacked by her Sothia, while watching Lucy Neatby Intarsia 1 DVD


We review My Grandmother's Knitting, by Larissa Brown

Totally Warped:(31:11)

Jasmin is working on her Cricket loom.  She just got a Flip loom and wants to do a double weave on it.  Gigi reminisces about her Kinderwebstuhl from Germany.

Holidays With the Knitmores:(36:49)

Turn off the tv, check out Pandora for interesting music, check out some CDs from the library.  Gigi explains "Gemütlich".  Also, the singing gerbils are mentioned.

Straw Into Gold:(39:51)

Gigi spun three bobbins of  Blue Faced Leicester.

And Sew On:(44:48)

Gigi finished a receiving blanket out of Dr Seuss fabric, and talked about stay stitching.  Jasmin's quillow is mentioned

1 comment:

  1. would love to see picks of Gigi's sewing project