Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Hydra - Episode 287 - The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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On The Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin is excited about winning Stash Dash. She is working on her Breezy cardigan.  She also exhumed her Calligraphy cardigan from Area 51. She talked to C.C. from the Geeky Girls Knit vidcast and conspired to knit up her handspun into sweaters.

Gigi excavated the Toe up Tulip Socks and has been working on them.

Jasmin has been working on the "Frozen" sock for Genevieve from Simply Socks Company, out of Biscotte & Cie, Conte de Fee.  She waxes poetic about the yarn. Gigi mentions that her Toddler sock recipe was at the beginning of episode 258.

Jasmin lucked into some Alaska Nancy Russian Rainbow yarn and is excited about it.

Gigi finished a pair of Fluormania tube socks for Genevieve. Jasmin is working on a pair of socks out of Vincent and the Doctor from Quere Fibers.

Gigi found an other ball of Fluormania and is using the Indie Burgh pattern. Gigi mentions The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Volume II.

Loose Ends:(17:10)

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.We will be knitting with some lovely Lotus Yarn by Abstract Fiber. Gigi will be knitting a Romi Hill Shawl out of the Lotus and another shawl by Sivia Harding.

Jasmin wants to finish her Dryad, and hasn't decided on a pattern for the Lotus yarn yet.


- We will pop in the Halos-of Hope-athon at Purlescence DATE
- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction


Jasmin goes on about Susan B. Anderson,  and how talented she is.
We announced winners for #operationsockdrawer:
Wolkenohr and andi2287

Prizes donated by C.C. Almon

Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry
name is on your instagram profile.

Mother Knows Best:(26:34)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
washing knitwear and fleece. We mention Soak Wash, Rockin' Green Detergent, Eucalan, Kookaburra and the Katarina sweater. Jasmin mentions Lambs Pride yarn,  Dawn dish soap, and Morro Bay Fleeceworks.

When Knitting Attacks:(34:19)

Gigi was attacked by her Loasa lateritia sock from the Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, volume I

She now is carrying post it notes and index cards in her tool bag. Jasmin suggests Washi Tape.


This week we review Sock Anatomy by Claire Devine

Straw Into Gold:(47:53)

Jasmin enthuses about the Will Taylor lazy kates. She mentions her Retreating cardigan out of an Elizabeth Hubbard fleece. She mentions Crown Mountain Fibers which closed.

Gigi has spun some Abstract Fiber, and is talking about spinning her Gourmet Stash punis.
She mentions listening to Dr Gemma and Abbyknits, and we talk about the amazing Sultana.

Genevieve seems interested in spinning, and Jasmin thinks we should get her started on a Schacht student spindle.

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