Friday, October 4, 2013

Lack of Impulse Control - Episode 250 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:30)

Gigi has finished  knitting the Hitchhiker for the #behmalong. Jasmin also finds Martina Behms patterns highly addictive. She has been working almost exclusively on her Brickless.

Jasmin's Leftie kit from Miss Babs came in the mail, and she is thrilled.  Gigi has also been working on her Leftie and always wants to do "one more row!". Gigi is also working on the Brickless.

Gigi is also working on two pairs of Mojo socks, and at the Purlescense yarn swap, she picked up yarn to finish some UFO Something Fishy socks. Finding sew-on googlie eyes proved a problem.

Jasmin also scored a Jacob fleece at the yarn swap, and will send it to Sherri from Morro Fleece Works to process.

Jasmin also started Everlapse clips for #operationsockdrawer. Add your clips to the mix!

Jasmin thinks we should knit a Hitch hat for the Behmalong. For the Halos of Hope Jasmin mentions Everlapse, so everyone on Team Knitmore can see pictures of finished projects.

Podcaster Throwdown: Hats for Halos of HopeHalos 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.

Emily Wessel will be presenting a Tin Can Knits trunk show at Purlescence Yarns, Thursday, October 10th, from 6:30 to 8:30.


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:(17:07)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread, about starting to knit socks. We mention Myra Woods, (now Myra Garcia) of Fancy Image Yarns, Regia 6ply, and Opal 6ply. Jasmin talks about the Learn to Knit Socks Leisure Arts booklet she learned sock knitting out of. Jasmin mentions the Skacel boots.

Tickled Pink:(23:24)

Jasmin talks about Downcast and The Fat Squirrel Speaks, The Knit Girllls, TapGurl on the Go.

Gigi is tickled about the changing fall foliage, Socktober and #OperationSockdrawer.


This week we are purloining The Personal Sweater Story from the Never Not Knitting Podcast hosted by Alana Dakos. Gigi talks about the bed jacket she knitted from a Brigitte pattern.
Jasmin mentions Knitting Ganseys by Beth Brown-Reinsel.


This week we are reviewing
150 Scandinavian Motifs, by Mary Jane Mucklestone

Jasmin mentions Paula, from The Knitting Pipeline, and her GORGEOUS sweater.

Straw Into Gold:(40:09):

Gigi has been spinning some Mendenhall merino on her Turkish drop spindle. Also, Gigi's spinning was enabled by the acquisition of a Woolee Winder.


  1. I thought of a name for our projects that are done being knit but..."A Block Away." BECAUSE when I'm a block away from anything - my favorite it is seeing my kids - I'm super excited. Plus once I've blocked something I'm moments away from the pictures & cutting the ends away. So my thought is if I think positive it will help me cross the finish line : ). Maybe I should go block my Hemlock Ring & cowl!

    It's a rainy day here so I was especially thankful for your podcast to keep me company while I knit a chemo cap for a dear friend.

  2. You ladies were so funny on this weeks podcast that I was actually laughing out loud while at my universities very quite computer lab! I received some dirty looks from angry midterms students, but hey, you made editing a ten page paper WAY more enjoyable then it ever could have been. With that I thank you! You girls always bring a smile to my face! much <3