Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Westward, ho! - Episode 180 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:33)

Gigi has finally started the Mishke, by Cocoknits out of Donegal Tweed. Jasmin finished her sideways Baby Wrap Sweater out of Froebe Fiber yarn. She is almost finished with the garter wrap kimono cardigan for Genevieve out of Skinny Bugga.

Gigi has been blocking away! She blocked her Pogona shawl and her second Citron shawl (knit out of sparkly yarn from Huckleberry's). Jasmin is redoing the edge on her Pogona shawl (knit out of A Verb for Keeping Warm Metamorphosis). We talk about going to A Verb for Keeping Warm to meet Stephen West.


May 18-20: CNCH in Oakland, CA, at the convention center
June 2nd: Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery, in Livermore, CA
June 9: World Wide Knit In Public Day, we will be in front of the Ainsley House in Campbell, CA
June 22-24: Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, OR. Not attending this year.


Spring Cleaning Contest, ends July 2nd. Read the thread on the board and get ideas and contribute your own!

Mother Knows Best: (27:12)

We discuss how to determine how much yarn to buy for sweater knitting.

Purloined: (31:35)

This week we steal "Worth it!" from the KnitCents podcast. This week, experiences trump stuff.

Review: (32:59)

Westknits Book 3. We love it!

And Sew On: (39:46)

Jasmin starts sewing! She worked on two-sided baby blankets this week.

Straw Into Gold: (46:54)

SPAKAL spinning continues.


  1. For a Ravelry app, check out Ravulous. I'm enjoying it so far, and it's inexpensive.

  2. Hi I am a new listener and enjoyed the podcast very much. I turned a heel of a sock listening and enjoyed a nice relaxing cop of tea. I will be listening to more.

  3. Could you give more details on how to make the baby blanket? I'd like to try and make one. Love the podcast!

  4. I've been using the mobile version of Rav recently. It's still a work in progress, but the queue section seems to be up and running -- I'm able to look through my queue, get to the pattern info, etc. I think the info about accessing the mobile site is in the Swatcher Secret Hideout group.

  5. I second the recommendation of Ravulous. I use it on my Android phone...not sure if it's available for iPhone. If you have an internet connection (wi-fi or 3G) it gives access to your queue and all the info in it. Can't wait to use it one day when I'm yarn shopping!