Thursday, November 22, 2012

Skawlf - Episode 205 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:35)

Gigi seems to be exclusively knitting on the Victorian Girl's Coat out of Venezia.  Jasmin has knit zilch.  Gigi has also knit a bit on her Brown Heather Skirt from Knitting 24/7 by Veronique Avery.


- The Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence: November 23rd 
- Stitches West: February 21-24, 2013


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First  two prizes are:
A Green Mountain Knitting Bag
A Lolo Bar Trio from The Bar Maids

Closing date for the contest is January 6th.


 This week we are purloining Alltagsfreuden (everyday joys)  from Handmade Fantasy by the Fibre Piratess

Mother Knows Best:(14:41)

Today's tip is:Keep it together.  Gigi mentions the Odelia Cardigan, Tess Yarns Silk and Wool.  Jasmin talks about

Acts of Knitting:(21:07)

Gigi wants to knit an elegant, beaded shawlette for Dr. Gemma out of Lisa Sousa Yarn in the squashblossom colorway, and needs pattern suggestions.


This week we are reviewing The Knitter's Book of Socks, by Clara Parkes.
Jasmin also recommends The Knitter's Book of Wool, and The Knitter's Book of Yarn

Straw Into Gold:(32:35)

 Jasmin has set up her Hansen's Mini Spinner out of the baby's reach in the living room and is making progress on her Merino Border Leicester fleece and wants to knit Hannah Fettig's Yoked Cardigan for herself. She mentions Shari from Morro Fleece Works

 And Sew On:(34:25)

 Gigi has finished sewing the blocks on her first log cabin quilt. The next step is to sew the blocks into a quilt top.  Sew painful:  Gigi was sewing away happily when she noticed that her last six blocks had been sewn without any thread in the bobbin.

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  1. Hi Knitmore Girls,
    I think that this beaded shawl for Dr. Gemma would be nice it is called Trapeze from a KAL from Laura Nelkin.
    Take a look.

  2. Hi there! You really have a great podcast! I enjoyed listening to every detail of your podcast and it's amazing that you have devoted your time sharing these great information!

  3. Hi ladies and happy holiday season to you all. That picture at the top of this post is just beautiful and heartwarming but it is making me sleepy. Gigi, did you by any chance get your Kyoto quilt kit online? I would love to get one forms Mom. She also gets a warm heart from quilting and she loves Asian inspired fabrics.
    Thanks ladies.