Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tangaroo- Episode 274 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:30)

Gigi has finished the Petit Four Socks out of My First Regia.  Jasmin has finished the Wonderful Wallaby #matchymatchyKAL.

Jasmin is planning to knit the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel. She ordered the Malabrigo Rios fom Uncommon Threads in Los Altos, CA.

Gigi finished the Loops and Threads socks. Jasmin picked up the Hitchhiker #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock. For Finishing Friday, Gigi found some yarn to finished her Hitchhiker with. Also she finished her "I think they glow in the dark" socks out of Regia Fluormania.

Jasmin  is working on the Chocolate Rainbow sock from FabFunkyFibre. (#operationsockdrawer) Gigi is working on the Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool. For the #matchymatchyKAL. she has cast on the Water's Edge cardigan out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko. Genevieve's matchy Mini Water's Edge is going to be knit out of Calder.

Jasmin talks about Knitmore-along Labels, provided by Sterling Name Tape Co. Labels are free, postage/fees/etc is $1.50 in the United States. (Donate the $1.50 at the button in the sidebar, PM cuteknitter via Ravelry to let Jasmin know how many shawl labels and how many sweater labels you'd like.)

Gigi has started Mending Monday, and has mended some really old stuff.


- 3/29-30: We will be attending two classes taught by the charming Franklin Habit at A Verb For Keeping Warm:
      - Photographing your Fiber, and
      - History, Methods, and Styles of Lace knitting
We mention our interview with Franklin. Also, check out his blog: The Panopticon
- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

Mother Knows Best:(16:50)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about dry and cool hands for spinning. Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie McCuin.


This week we purloin "Something I really like," from Dr. Gemma's Cogknitive podcast. We talk about Pinterest.  We are cuteknitter and Gigidahling on Pinterest.


This week we review Lovely Knitted Lace, by Brooke Nico

Straw Into Gold:(42:09)

Gigi's homework is spinning for socks at 50+wpi. We announce that the 2014 SPAKAL will launch during Tour de Fleece 2014, and the SPAKAL 2014 thread is open. Gigi will spin the fleece she bought at the Monterey Wool Auction, that was processed by Shari of Morro Fleece Works.

And Sew On:(44:23)
Gigi has been sewing darts on Melanie's dress and has been posting pictures on Instagram and talks about reverse threaded darts. [We will have to do a tutorial, since Gigi couldn't find it on the internet.]

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