Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Button, Button - Episode 207- The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:37)

 Gigi has finished some things: the Tiny Tealeaves Cardigan is done, and now needs buttons and grosgrain ribbon. We reminisced about this amazing dry goods vendor at Stitches West.

Jasmin waxed poetic about Ysolda Teague's cardigan that had lots of tiny buttons. She managed to knit on her Breezy Cardigan, while stuck under a sleeping baby.

Gigi is making good progress on the Victorian Girl's Coat. We were talking about buttons for that, too, and for two Shawl Collared Cowls. Jasmin also managed to knit three rows on her Daybreak Shawl.

Gigi is knitting a pair of Dashing Wristers for a young friend. Gigi also seamed the Ribbed Baby Cardigan that Jasmin had knit during the Ravellenic Games while watching Merlin on tv.


We will be attending
 Stitches West: February 21-24, 2013


We have started this years Do Some Good Contest.
Do some good on a local, statewide, nationwide or universal level.

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

Closing date for the contest is January 6th.

Mother Knows Best:(16:16)

This week we answer a question from a listener about wearing/wearing out handknits.

When Knitting Attacks:(25:25)

Gigi didn't read directions, but had fun knitting until things went sideways


This week we review
Mabel's Closet, by Hannah Fettig and Little Rascals, by Millamia

 Jasmin references the Lucy Neatby Intarsia Untangled DVD

Holidays with the Knitmores:(39:50)

Gigi reminisces about Christmas in Germany, and St. Nicholas Day. We talk about advent calendars from Cost Plus Imports, Trader Joe's or Starbucks. Jasmin hints about Lindt chocolate

Sew Painful:(44:19)

Gigi's beautiful, handsewn napkins got beat up in the washing machine. She thinks she should use Fray Check next time

Straw into Gold:(46:46)

Jasmin manages to spin on the minispinner, with the baby Genevieve on her back

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