Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Looks like a Sweater - Episode 258 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi finished her We Need a Little Christmas, by Lollipop Yarn. She has decided she wants at least one pair of themed socks for every month of the year.

Jasmin is working on the Little Oak cardigan for Genevieve, out of Cephalopod Bugga in Nebraska Conehead green.

Gigi finished another pair of leftover tube socks and gives the recipe for Genevieve's socks. Jasmin is working on her Sgt Pepper Houdini socks, out of 15 Color Rainbow  yarn #operationsockdrawer. She  is enjoying working on the  Paton's Kroy socks in Grey Brown Marled.

Jasmin is working on her Hitchhiker Abstract Fiber colorway Be Mine. She mentions Martina Behm's new patterns and the Be My Angel shawl. #Behmalong

German word of the week: Pfeffernüsse

Jasmin mentions the The Complete America's Test Kitchen Cookbook.

Gigi is working on her second Witchy Woman sock and also on the foot of the Crocus Vernus sock from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. She is knitting Halo hats out of Bentley, by Cascade Yarns.

#podcasterthrowdown Jasmin mentions the Knitters Brewing Company, Team Sockoholic

Prizes for the #PodcasterThrowdown:

A lovely skein of Lollipop Yarn in the colorway Sweet Child o' Mine.
And a skein from Great Lakes Hand Dyed. #themapples
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
From FabFunkyFibres: a skein of 15 color rainbow merino/cashmere/nylon

You can follow this on twitter and instagram using #podcasterthrowdown.
There will be a little something special for anyone who brings a hat for Halos to Stitches West, and bonus swag for preemie hats.


11/29: Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence.
2/13-16: We are thinking of attending Madrona,
2/20-23: Stitches West 2014.


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

LoLo Bar Trio
Erin Lane small drawstring bag
Tess Yarns Kitten

We also announce our Annual Do Some Good Contest, which will launch on Thanksgiving.
Do some GREATER good on a local, national or global level!

In Stitches:(26:05)

Gigi is wearing wool socks every day. She also wore her Katarina cardigan, Jasmin mentions the titanium shawl pin by Jaime's Metalworks. Gigi is very pleased with her Citron out of Huckleberry Knits  and her Icarus. Jasmin wore her Brickless, and among others, her Kroy socks. Genevieve wore her mouse hood, and socks from Gramzie.

Mother Knows Best:(29:23)

This week we answer a question about weaving with a small child.

We have a number of suggestions, we mention finger knitting, weaving on straw looms, cardboard looms, plastic Ball Winder, the 15 inch Cricket loom. You Can Weave!: Projects for Young Weavers, by Kathleen Monaghan.

When Knitting Attacks:(37:08)

Jasmin is working on the Little Oak Cardigan, which cruelly attacked her.


This week we are purloining Playful Parenting from greentrianglegirl from the A Playful Day podcast.

Jasmin mentions Positive Discipline: The First Three Years by Jane Nelson, and
Nurturing Good Children Now, by Ron Taffel and Melinda Blau.
She mentions Woolbur and Extra Yarn.


This week we review Green Gables Knits by Joanna Johnson.

We mention the Anne of Green Gables complete collection.
Jasmin mentions Phoebe's Sweater, Phoebe's Birthday, and Freddie's Blanket.

Straw Into Gold:(52:09)

Gigi has been spinning Gourmet Stash punis on her Russian supported spindle.


  1. I am crushing on the colors of the leftie!

  2. We had great luck last week traveling from Seattle to Chicago (4hrs) by buying a great travel car seat Diono Radian rxt that we installed in the airplane. We used it in car so it was familiar first. Hubby tended the 2 year old while I installed it and I was amazed at how well my rambunctious girl settled in with snacks, special movies and activities of course. I can't keep her still at a restaurant more than 20 minutes but 4 hrs in a car seat no prob. What an awesome surprise! If you do decide to go to Madrona feel free to hit me and my girl up for a play date. I'm liafal on Ravelry. Weather permitting there's always Point Defiance Zoo and it happens to be in a large park that's fun to explore.

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