Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Surgical - Episode 217 - The Knitmore Girls


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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.

In Stitches:(14:58)

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
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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.


  1. That "wine sized" beer bottle of beer is called a growler. Seriously. RAWR!

    NicSchick, wife of a homebrewer

  2. I went right to Ravelry and got the book, Botanical Knits. I had to pause the podcast to do it. I am very glad I did. I love the work of Alana Dakos and have more of her single patterns than I should. My husband made some vague threat about too many knitting books (He can't complain about work books, but he does about fun books. I say making tunnels in your house is's not that bad, yet) and I got the e-book. What a glorious book and it deserved the praise you gave it. An entire book that can be knitted on lovely yarn of one color and enjoyed with glorious stitches. I then got onto the Redfish site and I know where my book royalty checks are going for months to come. Drats and thanks to both of you.

    Jazmin, I know it seems silly to knit so far ahead for your daughter, but you are being very smart. I keep looking at my sullen teen and wondering where that happy kid went and if the sullen teen ate him? She is going to grow so fast, you will be horrified and thrilled. My boys are all growing like weeds. Well, the eight year old has the metabolism of your average hummingbird, eats like a starving cougar and is still in the tenth percentile for his age. I've no clue where those genes came from. Not me. :)

    Thanks for my weekly dose of joy.

  3. Hey Jasmin and Gigi, I found this super cute very hungry caterpillar Bunting Sack and Hat on Pinterest. Just thought i'd share.