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On The Needles:
Jasmin has finished her Breezy cardigan
out of baby Cormo handspun. We are excited about Susan B. Andersons #ProjectSweaterChest, and mention her podcast
. She mentions the White Lies Bedjacket.
Jasmin found new a new-to-her podcast: Knitting Butterflies
Gigi has a finished object: the Mostly Warmness Wristers
#Behmalong, out of Schoppel-Wolle in Wunderkleck.
Jasmin is working on a sock for her #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenow KAL out of the Outlander colorway from Voolenvine
in the Lush base, in the Fraser Tartan project bag from Caithness Craft Collective.
Gigi finished seaming the Dr Watson
. Jasmin is working on Hanukkah Stripe socks out of Quere Fibre
. She is excited about the Dark Tardis yarn, also from Quere Fibre.
Jasmin enthuses about Martina Behm's club,
and her lovely kits. Gigi put a lifeline into her Asterope,
and finds it a challenging knit. She kitchenered the toe of a vanilla sock out of Neon Now
, in the Schnozberry colorway (her name, not the dyers).
Gigi played yarn chicken with socks for Genevieve out of Fluormania
. She is excited about knitting the blueberry waffle socks.
Jasmin is working on a pair of socks from Cephalopod yarns out of the Barberpole Hopper
colorway (#operationsockdrawer), and the yarn grew on her as she was
knitting. Cephalopod Story
Jasmin started knitting her SPAKAL sweater
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Jasmin announces the interview with Franklin Habit
You can find Franklin's blog here
, Franklin on Twitter
, Dolores on Twitter
, Harry on Twitter
, and Franklin's teaching calendar here
There will be more interviews with other fascinating knitting celebrities, released on Sundays.
Start searching for your theme for 2015.
Jasmin mentions the tartan project bag she ordered from Caithness Craft Collective's etsy strore
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction
- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fes
t, at the Santa Clara Convention Center
Jasmin talks about Shari from Morro Fleece Works
Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:
Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile.
The prize for next weeks winner is an Oh for Feet's Sake bar
, provided by the lovely Bar Maids.
We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,
#countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related
to the Outlander series. Getting help from pocket Jamie
This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits
, CC from Geeky Girls Knit
, and Kristin from YarnGasm
We have Bijou Basin
yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)
Jasmin is coveting a skein of Je Suis Prest, from Ginger Twist Studio
Mother Knows Best:
This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread
using a Mini Niddi-Noddy
from Carolina Homespun
. Jasmin mentions Learn to Spin (CORRECTION, book is called Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning
), by Judith MacKenzie.
She touches on SOAK
. She got heckled for a small swatch by Marly Bird
She mentions The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning
by Alden Amos. She recommends taking classes with Jacey Boggs (find her book here)
When Knitting Attacks:
Jasmin mentions the Gramps
cardigan and Yowza what a Skein in Cathrine, by Miss Babs
Gigi' spinning was Rumplestilzkined, and now spring of her spinning wheel needs to be replaced.
She sewed the straps of Genevieve's dress into the topstitching.
Clothes on Shows:
We listened to Ron Moore's podcast with his commentary on the Outlander series
. We really enjoyed the input from Terry Dresbach, who is the costume designer for this show. She has a blog where she talks about her work on Outlander
This week we review Baby Knits from Around the World
, by Kari Cornell
Jasmin recommends The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns
by Ann Budd as a companion piece.
Jasmin recommends the Erin Lane Extra Large Self Locking Drawstring bag
Straw Into Gold:
Gigi has been spinning on her SPAKAL project, and she put her spinning on plastic bobbins
Jasmin has started her knitting her SPAKAL 2014 project, the Harvest cardigan,
that she stores in her Erin Lane bag.
And Sew On:
Jasmin set up her sewing machine that she had serviced by Ray's sewing
. She mentions the Fat Squirrel Speaks.
Gigi is working on a summer dress (Simplicity 2265
) for Genevieve out of tutti frutti fabric
She is thrilled to have found her Boston Revolver (CORRECTION: Brooklyn Revolver
) for cutting and pressing.