Monday, July 30, 2012

High Tech-Low Tech - Episode 189 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:( 0:30)

Jasmin has finished knitting on the Mini Mondo Cable Cardi. For the Ravellenic games she started the Debbie Bliss Ribbed Baby Jacket out of Malabrigo Rios. Gigi is knitting Hannah Fettig's Featherweight cardigan in Vail, by Classic Elite.

Gigi is working on the Sister Joan Shawl.  Also, Jasmin has an "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" brain and wants to knit a matching sweaters in the Arwen pattern out of Madeline Tosh DK that she had purchased at A Verb For Keeping Warm, and a matching Lamb's Pride, that was originally intended to be a Tilted Duster.  Gigi is also working on the Mishke.


September 3rd, we are planning to attend the Monterey Wool Auction, at the Monterey County Fairground

Mother Knows Best:(17:21)

This week we answer a question from the "What Do You Want to Hear About" thread, and talk about high tech and low tech methods of keeping track of multiple cables and increases/decreases in a pattern.  We mention Clover locking stitch markers, and Excel spread sheets


This week we are purloining "This Week in TV", from the TV Knitting podcast, hosted by StitchMistress.  We talk about Season 10 of Project Runway, and the amazing blouse by Ven.


This week we review Toe-Up Socks in a Box, by Wendy D. Johnson, and Toe-Up Socks for Every Body, by Wendy D. Johnson. We also mention (and recommend) Socks from the Toe Up.

Straw Into Gold:(41:20)

Gigi has one ounce left of her SPAKAL spinning, and has done a bit of spinning on her Turkish drop spindle.

Jasmin is plying her shetland singles for the Goodale sweater, and she has been enabling her friends into buying Woolee Winders.  She is also coveting a MiniSpinner.


  1. I like to download the PDFs for patterns to my iPad and use iAnnotate PDF to keep track of where I am in the pattern. I can use digital ink to mark up the pattern and when I'm done, I just delete all annotations and the pattern is clear for the next time I use it.

  2. In keeping with the high-tech/low- tech theme, I use a small abacus for keeping track when I'm at home. I always keep row count on the left-most columns, and then use the right side for pattern repeats and the middle for increases, decreases, etc. When I'm out and about and the abacus isn't practical, I use the Stitch Minder app, which has separate counters for rows, patterns, and increases.

  3. Gigi mentioned that the sister joan shawl materials was purchased in a kit which included the beads.....where did you buy this? You are a enabler....but I think you know that. If it weren't for the Knitmore Girls and Kristen of Voolenvine fame, I would have more money in the bank!!!