Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ribbon Binge - Episode 222 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:36)

We thank Laura, The Joy of Cooking Fairy, for subbing last week.  Gigi finished the first Chrysanthemum sock out of The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet out of Little Red Bicycle.
Jasmin has finished the Playful Stripes Cardigan out of Cascade 220.

Gigi finished knitting the first Rubus Suberectus sock out of Fortissima. Jasmin also finished sewing the ribbon, and the buttons on the purple cardigan, out of Greenland. Gigi frogged the part that had mistakes out of the Celaeno she is knitting for Dr Gemma, picked up the stitches and is ready to continue.

Jasmin is binging on grosgrain ribbon, and has a favorite etsy store for buying printed grosgrain ribbon (TheRibbonSupply). She is also knitting the Antler Cardigan out of Pacific Knits. Gigi mentions the Victorian Girl's Coat. We mention the new podcast Fiber Hooligan, Benjamin Levisay interviews Debbie Macomber of the Blossom Street Series. Also, we mention the Knit Wits.


We will be attending Wine and Wool, at the Retzlaff Winery, on Saturday, May 25th, in Livermore. This falls on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend

In Stitches:(16:50)

Gigi has been wearing her gray Citron, the red cowl Jasmin knitted for her, and the occasional wool socks, and Genevieve wore her Playful Stripes cardigan

Mother Knows Best:(18:14)

Don't yuck my yum. If  you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.

When Knitting Attacks:(22:21)

Gigi's Chysanthemum sock attacked her repeatedly


This week we are purloining "High Note" from Paula from the Knitting Pipeline


This week we review Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd

Straw Into Gold:(36:52)

Jasmin got another CVM Romeldale fleece from Patti Sexton, that was processed by Sheri from Morro Fleece Works. She is spinning it on her Sidekick.


  1. You mentioned your all-time favorite sock yarn, but I didn't catch it in time. I love to knit socks, but am so discouraged by how poorly the yarns wear. Can you mention your favorite sock yarn again please?

    Thank you!


  2. Thanks for your speedy response!
    I'm so glad that GiGi is better and back to the podcast - even though I did enjoy hearing Laura. I was a week behind but am now caught up...and have ordered my first skein of Regia!

    Happy Easter!