Thursday, September 26, 2013

Remind me to remind you - Episode 249 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles: (0:32)

Gigi cast on two pairs of Mojo socks, and is enjoying the asymetry of them.  Jasmin almost finished her  15 Color Rainbow Socks, and is trying to figure out the math, so she can make socks for Andrew. We whine about weaving in ends.

Jasmin's Sgt. Pepper from Fab Funky Fibers socks are almost done, but she has never done Jeny's amazingly stretchy bind-off.  #operationsockdrawer on instagram and twitter.

Gigi is behming with pleasure at the new knitalong. The coupon code is "Knitmorebehm". We mention Dr Gemma of the Cogknititve podcast, and our fluid dates on knitalongs. We mention the SPAKAL, and the Cassidy.

Gigi is knitting her Hitchhiker out of Schoppelwolle, and she thinks the colors look just like Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream. Jasmin started her Brickless out of Sheep City USA, superwash merino, vintage stash.

Gigi has started her Brickless out of mystery stash. She also cast on her Leftie out of a Miss Babs kit, and loves the crisp garter stitch. We mention a Leftie on the ravelry board that is knitted with Casablanca. ( WRONG!It is knitted with Noro) Jasmin got excellent customer service and enabling from Miss Babs.

Today's German word: Stricken

Podcaster Throwdown: Hats for Halos of Hope We mention Knotty Girls knitcast, Webs, Savvy Girls.
Halos of Hope Guidelines.

We got supplemental guidelines from a former Chemo patient:
- Yarn should not be scratchy, check for softness against your wrist or your neck
- Hat should be long enough to cover the ears, go over the forehead, and the back of the head.
- Lighter weight hats are more useful and comfortable than bulky ones.
- Slouchy hats need to have enough of a band to keep the hat from slipping of the head.

Our prizes for the  Throwdown are:

Sivia Harding's Sister Joan Shawl, knit by Gigi

Jasmin's handspun:
  • In the Air Tonight, superwash, 328yds, Crown Mountain Farms
  • Violet Cherry, Pidgeonroof Studios, 402 Superwash BFL (187) 374 yds
  • Atlantis 402 Superwash Merino, Crown Mountain Farms, 500 yds
You can follow this on twitter and instagram using #podcasterthrowdown

We will be attending Pacific International Quilt Fest at the Santa Clara Convention Center Oct. 17-20.


The  Famous Last Words Contest will wrap up by Thanksgiving, and we announce prizes:

LoLo Bar Trio
Erin Lane small drawstring bag
Tess Yarns Kitten

Mother Knows Best:(30:19)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread, about a seam finish to prevent raveling. We mention the 11/8" rolled hem foot and Fray Check

We also mention Erin Lane Bags

Clothes On Shows:(35:54)

Jasmin is thrilled with Mary Tyler Moore's clothes on the Dick Van Dyke Show.
We mention The Fiber Factor, the Knotty Girls knitcast , and the Savvy Girls.


This week we review Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks, by Laura Farson 

We mention Abby from the Knit Knit Cafe podcast.

Straw Into Gold:(47:16)

Gigi has been spinning Merino on her Turkish Delight drop spindle, and Corriedale on her Lark
We mention our instagram handles cuteknitter and Gigidahling.

And Sew On:(49:53)

Gigi has been watching Gretchen Hirsch on It's Sew Easy, and is thrilled with her technique.


  1. wheeeeee. thanks Girls! A friend from Australia told me the my Mojo sock pattern was on the sticks. Glad you are enjoying them.