Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Contender - Episode 286 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:37)

Jasmin finished her socks from  Quere Fiber , in the "Vincent and the Doctor" colorway and is very happy. She is name dropping Meliabella from the His and Hers videocast, she cites the Fish Lips Kiss Heel, she mentions the Knit Girlls,  #operationsockdrawer.

Gigi thinks she should have knitted her Fluormania yarn in the Mojo pattern and may use the Plmouth Yarn, Neon Now from Webs for that pattern.

She is also complaining that Hunter Hammersen has published The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Vol. III, Silk Road Socks, as well as all the beautiful Violently Domestic patterns, and she hasn't finished knitting the socks out of the first Curiosity Cabinet yet.

Lucy Neatby enabled Jasmin into some Biscotti & Cie yarn from Simply Socks Yarn Company 

Gigi finished the berry colored  Fluormania and started tubesocks for Genevieve out of what was left.
She finished a Loasa Lateritia sock, dug out a UFO sock from around 2002 with a strange pre Judy's Magic cast-on.

 Jasmin talks about Lucy Neatby's garterstitch heels from Cool Socks, Warm Feet.

Gigi worked on the Mostly Warmness Wristers #Behmalong out of Schoppelwolle in Wunderkleckse
Jasmin finished her Chocolate Rainbow socks from FabFunkyFibres, she is very happy with the Converter App.

Gigi is  charmed by the graphic display for keeping track of your Stash Dash.

Jasmin found her Breezy cardigan and her Calligraphy cardigan, Gigi ponders searching for her Einstein coat.

Gigi has been working on the Waters Edge and likes it for knitting while reading.

Loose Ends:(19:41)

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs 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.

The Summer of Lace and Beads thread has been started. Jasmin has unearthed her Dryad.

The newest Book in the Outlander series has been released, there is a thread in the forum, Written in My Own Heart's Blood


-June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week
- We will pop in the Halos-of Hope-athon at Purlescence
- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction 


We announced a winner for #opeationsockdrawer: sehepworth
Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry
name is on your instagram profile. Abstract Fiber has graciously donated a prize (photo above)- a skein of Supersock in "Salem".


Jasmin mentions the prizes donated by C.C. from Geeky Girls Knit Videocast for winners in the next three episodes.

Mother Knows Best:(27:15)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
how much fiber to use for a knitting project.

When Knitting Attacks:(31:12)

Gigi was attacked by the Asterope, has installed stitch markers and lifelines and is back on track.
She tried a swatch for the Mini Water's Edge and likes the original swatch better.

Jasmin had issues with the needles that she was knitting the Breezy cardigan on. And a needle came apart in her knitting.


This week we purloin Bitter Cup from the Knit Knit Cafe, hosted by Abby.

We complain that Blip TV abruptly stopped submitting their feed to iTunes, which feeds into feedreaders like Downcast). Cece from the Geeky Girls Knit videocast has directions on how to update feeds in downcast:
"For those having trouble finding them on Downcast, if you go to the 'add podcasts' screen, you can click on 'add podcast manually' and paste in this address That will give you their new feed."
Also, you can check out our tutorial on how to update RSS feeds in iTunes.

If you need your signal boosted, contact

Jasmin is glad to be able to listen to Yarngasm and the  KnitGirllls again.


This week we review Learn to Knit, Love to Knit by Anna Wilkinson

Jasmin mentions Melanie Falick's  Kids Knitting, and Lucy Neatby's "Brand New Knitter" DVD and Alana Dakos' patterns.

Tour de Fleece Training:(52:23)

This is week six of training. This weeks assignment is to find your support group.

We will add a Pit Crew thread in the forum for questions.

Jasmin and Gigi are plying things that were resting on plastic bobbins. Jasmin plied the singles she had spun from her Gourmet Stash punies.

And Sew On:(58:09)

Gigi asserts that the Nemesis dress is trying to kill her. Also, the pink thread that was used to sew the hem of Genevieve's dress has gone AWOL.

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