Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Colonel... Sanders? - Episode 280 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:35)

Gigi is knitting vanilla socks out of Fluoromania, in three different colorways. Jasmin wants to work
on everything and mentions the Breezy cardigan, Sprig Sweater, (mislabeled Sprout sweater by Jasmin) out of Botanical Knits 2, she wants to finish her hand spun sweaters, she mentions the Colonel Henley sweater, and the Calligraphy cardigan.

Jasmin finished the  Hitchhiker by Martina Behm #behmalong, out of Supersock by Abstract Fiber.
She planning to start the Matchmaker, and the Tubularity.   

Jasmin talks about the upcoming review of swifts and winders.

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the  Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool.

Jasmin mentions Andrew's baseball sweater. She is assembling the pouch of the  Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios. She is also working on her Blueflame socks.

Gigi talks about a shade of crazy. And she is working on a sock from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet.

Jasmin mentions Knitmore-Along labels 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


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

- June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction 

Jasmin mentions our Directors Cut on how to pick a fleece.


We announce a new contest: #operationsockdrawer on Instagram, idea purloined from the Geeky Girls Knit podcast, and the first prize is a skein of Poste sock yarn from Simply Socks Yarn Company (linked above in the photo).

Mother Knows Best:(28:29)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about plying. We mention Spin U.

We mention Judith McKenzie McCuins The Gentle Art of Plying.

When Knitting Attacks:(38:48)

Gigi mentions her Water's Edge cardigan.


This week we are purloining the discussion about playing Yarn Chicken from the A Playful Day podcast, hosted by greentrianglegirl


This week we review From Mama with Love, by Connie Chang Chinchio, Tanis Gray, Margaux Hufnagel, Melissa LaBarre + Kate Gagnon Osborn.

We mention the Knit Girllls.

Straw Into Gold:(52:52)

 Jasmin has been spinning Merino Border Leicester Cross on her Hansen Minispinner.

Tour de Fleece training will start next week, which is our "official" kickoff for  SPAKAL 2014.

(Podcasters: of you would like to be a Team Sasquatch Captain, pm Jasmin to be added to the captain's roster.)

Gigi has been spinning and plying carbonized cotton from Purlescence.

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