Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Romulan shoulder pads - Episode 211 - The Knitmore Girls

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While winter brings feeling of nesting or hunkering down, it also means a picking up a piece or two of handcrafts. The oven works overtime for those holiday family favorites, quilters stitch just a tad faster to complete works of art before gift giving officially opens, and knitters dash to their local yarn store to squeeze in one more scarf or pair of socks for that last minute gift. As you are crafting wonders, Bar-Maids continues to handcraft yummy goodness for your skin ... all to to help you....even if you continue to create into the wee morning hours. Bar-Maids handcrafts their products with natural skin loving oils and butters; everything your skin needs to keep it soft and moisturized and nothing it doesn't. Since you use our hands a tad more in this season, let Lo-Lo help keep them moisturized. It's simple! Get your hands wet, shake the water off and get your Lo-Lo on before you pick-up needle, cookie cutter, or drop spindle.
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On The Needles:(0:29)

Jasmin is making progress on the Playful Stipes cardigan for Genevieve. Gigi has finished one preemie hat and has started an other. She also announces her theme for 2013, "Explore Area 51". She unearthed the Monkey socks she had started in Oregon, and finished the first one and started the second one.

Jasmin is knitting another Kaanteinen hat for Genevieve's friend Logan, out of the San Jose Sharks colorway, and planning matching hats for Logan's parents. Jasmin mentions the Quillow Gigi made for her. We are going to have a thread where everyone can post about progress  on their 2013 goals. Gigi mentions the Einstein coat.

In Stitches:(14:38)

This week Gigi has been wearing socks knitted out of Regia, the Knitmore Girls Cowl, gifted wristers, and elbow length wristers (elegant gauntlets) out of The Purl Stitch.

Jasmin has been wearing hand knit socks, long wristers, her Woolpeddlers shawl,
Genevieve has been wearing her Genevieve jacket snuggling in her feather and fan blanket. Andrew has been wearing a seeded rib hat out of Noro and some hand knit gloves.
Sam has been wearing his Sharks Daybreak.

She mentions the Elfa Closet System.


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


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

Prizes so far are:
- A Green Mountain Knitting Bag
- Two Lolo Bar Trios from The Bar Maids- a Claudia Handpainted Yarns kit for a pair of colorwork mittens (from Purlescence Yarns)
- a copy of Magnificent Mittens and Socks, by Anna Zilborg (from XRX books)
- a Pagewood Farm Tinkerbell needle felting scarf kit in amazing shades of red (from Purlescence Yarns)
- and a drop spindle kit from Schacht
- Tess Microfiber ribbon
- A Gleam Fingering Yarn kit from The Sincere Sheep
- Knitting it Old School, by Stitchy McYarnpants and Caro Sheridan
-a mug from
-a Creatively Dyed sock and soap kit
We will be adding more prizes!

Closing date for entries is January 6th

When Knitting Attacks:(23:28)

Gigi has found her Cozy Cable Socks, which are a bit loose for her but not appropriate for Grandpa Knitmore. The pattern changes for heel and foot make the sock much too wide, so she had to frog some and will need to reconsider construction.


This week we are reviewing Pacific Knits by Alexa Ludeman, and Emily Wessel

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