Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Canadian Gosling - Episode 277 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the  Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool.
Jasmin has finished the sleeeves of the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios.
She mentions the Playful Stripes cardigan, and Sterling Name tapes, the Very Hungry Caterpillar sweater and the Antler sweater.

Gigi is working on the the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko, and mentioned the lovely buttons by Michael and Sheila Ernst.

We mention Sasha Torres and her #skeinaday project. We gush about the incredible reds that Susan from Abstract Fiber dyes.

Jasmin talks about Bronnwyn the Brave's octopus pattern and we mention Morehouse Merino's patterns.

Jasmin talks about her Hitchhiker for the #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock. She mentions the Knit Girllls Videocast, and Martina Behm's Viajante, Stitch Sisterz cashmere, Namaste bags.
Gigi has cast on a pair of tube socks for Genevieve out of Neon Now socks from Webs.

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-A-longs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.


June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery.

Also, the International Knit In Public Day is coming up.
June 14th- June 22nd.

We proclaim National Knit in Public Millenium.

Mother Knows Best:(20:09)

Spinning for a sweater. We talk about the SPAKAL.

When Knitting Attacks:(27:52)

Gigi was attacked by the needles when she was trying to knit two-socks-at-a-time


This week we are purloining Geek Squee from Knit1 Geek2. We list Mad Men, Game of Thrones, TURN, The Borgias, Rome, The Outlander Series, and Outlander read-along thread.


This week we are reviewing Metropolitan Knits, by Melissa Wehrle

Straw Into Gold:(45:23)

Gigi has been doing homework for her Spin U class at Purlescence, spinning carbonized cotton and long staple wool in a long draw.

And Sew On:(50:08)

Jasmin worked on the summer dress for Genevieve.

Gigi has been working on the Nemesis Dress for SavvyGirlMelanie and she was attacked by the bodice back. She talks about the Point Presser with Clapper that she found at Joanne's. She mentions dissolving basting thread.

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