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On The Needles:(0:33)
Gigi grafted the top of her Magic Carpet Socks, and is much happier with the new result. Jasmin has sock ennui.
Gigi's Act of Knitting for Dr Gemma is the Celaeno by Romi Hill in Liza Sousa's Squash Blossom colorway. We mention the Ophidian by Sivia Harding. We mention yarn by Red Fish, and the Dryad Shawl.
Jasmin finished the knitting on her Cascade Cardigan, and is thrilled with the Greenland Yarn by Cascade. She pulled the next sweater kit for Genevieve out of purple Greenland. She is knitting the Yoked Cardigan by Hanna Fettig, and she is past the armholes already.
Gigi is finishing socks for Genevieve, and is planning to knit her way through all the socks from The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet.
Gigi is wearing her Katarina, a pair of Jaywaker Socks, and has purloined Jasmin's Sothia, in addition to her usual vanilla socks, wrist warmers, and cowl.
Jasmin wore the Magnum Cowl that Gigi knit, and Gigi wore Jasmin's Looped Cowl. And the girls have been snuggling under the Love Blanket.
We will be attending:
- February 21-24, 2013: Stitches West
Say hello if you see us!
Mother Knows Best:(17:57)
We answer a question about how to organize Ravelry queues. We started a thread in our forum about organizing Ravelry Queues and favoriting.
When Knitting Attacks:(23:01)
Gigi overdid the gusset decreases on her Monkey Socks and got creative with pulling back stitches
This week we purloin the "In my Glass" segment from the Knit Wits Podcast, hosted by Rick and Carin. We talk about Witches' Brew Beer
This week we are part of the Botanical Knits blog tour.
Straw Into Gold:(39:29)
Jasmin has been busy plying the last of her SPAKAL yarn and it is gorgeous. Also, she has started plying Gigi's SPAKAL yarn, and Gigi is thrilled.
We are encouraging suggestions for the 2013 SPAKAL in the forum.