Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Trapeze - Episode 226 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin is zooming along on the body of the Eadon. Gigi has started the lace edge of the Ginko Crescent Shawl out of Abstract Fiber Yarn in the colorway Saffron. Jasmin has started the Boneyard Shawl.

Gigi is working on the Cedar Leaf Shawl out of Abstract Fiber in the  "Soar" colorway.
We go on about the Twin Set Design podcast, hosted by Jan and Ellen. We reference Abby Franquemont. We mention The Knitting Pipeline podcast, and Elizabeth Zimmerman.


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

Mother Knows Best:(15:45)

We are answering a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about steeking.
Jasmin recommends The Philosopher's Wool Guide to Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified. She mentions Black Water Abbey Yarns, and also recommends Lucy Neatby's videos.

Gigi mentions her Katarina jacket out of Tipperary Tweed

When Knitting Attacks:(23:32)

Gigi was attacked by her Celeano shawl, and mentions her Frost Flowers shawl. And she ran out of sock needles, trying to cast on all the socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. She didn't read the directions for the Pinus Silvestry socks that she is Knitting out of Cephalopod Yarn, and had to restart.


We are purloining "New in the Queue" from the Just One More Row" podcast, hosted by Dana and Brittany. Jasmin loves the new Twist Collective, especially the design by Elizabeth Doherty,
and Brenda Patipa


This week we review 60 Quick Baby Blankets

And Sew On:(42:24)

Jasmin is working on the piping of a baby blanket she is sewing for Erin from  The Anatomy of Knitting podcast. Gigi has cut the binding for the quilt she is working on too wide, and needs to pull it out and cut it narrower.

 Jasmin is thinking about making the Kaleidoscopic Kites quilt.

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