Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fantasy Fiber League - Episode 297 - The Knitmore Girls

Yarn is "Outlander" by Voolenvine, Lush Base
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On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is working on the Asterope shawl and finds it challenging. Jasmin has not worked on her for the #SummerofLaceandBeads. Jasmin mentions the Frostflower shawl Gigi knitted.  Jasmin  thinks she should work on her Brandywine.

Gigi had planned to knit the Red Rock Canyon, but that hasn't happened yet. Jasmin had planned to knit the Bitterroot, and she wants to finish her #matchymatchyKAL projects.

Gigi is knitting the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL, and just figured put how long she wants the sleeves.

Jasmin is working on a sock for her #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL out of the Outlander colorway from Voolenvine in the Lush base, in the Fraser Tartan project bag from Caithness Craft Collective.

Not to be confused with the Je Suis Prest, from Ginger Twist Studio. (Which is also gorgeous.)

Gigi is also knitting onsocks out of Neon Now, in the Schnozberry colorway (her name, not the dyers). Jasmin has made excellent progress on her SPAKAL cardigan. the Harvest cardigan

Jasmin worked on a pair of socks from Cephalopod yarns out of the Barberpole Hopper colorway (#operationsockdrawer),  

Also, she finished the Breezy cardigan, blocked it, and enthuses about how much she likes SOAK, and using OXO Folding Sweater Dryer.


We are hosting a Swift tasting at Purlescence on September 20 from 2pm-6pm

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

We had an amazing time at the Monterey Wool Auction, and we are excited about lots of thing, and we had great fair food. Fried artichoke hearts, ceviche, shrimp cocktail and funnel cakes.

We find that having the wool auction on a holiday weekend is not optimal, and we think that the wool auction would be better attended on a regular sunday. So Jasmin is writing a letter to suggest a more convenient day.  [Form letter and destination info will be available in episode 298 shownotes.]

We love Mendenhall fleeces. We dropped off our fleeces with Morro Fleece Works for processing.


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 this weeks winner is an Oh for Feet's Sake bar, provided by the lovely Bar Maids.

The winner for this week is RedRaider


Honorable mention Marywithani Schrödinger's Sockdrawer


More prizes have come in from Lisa SouzaMint Rain on Etsy, 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 is encouraged.

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:(42:41)

This week we talk about Blue Ribbons at fairs. Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie, and she would love to see Deb Robson and Beth Smith judge fleeces.

When Knitting Attacks:(49:09)

Gigi was attacked by her Gooseberry Waffle socks. Jasmin is working on her Harvest cardigan and having issues with the depth of the armhole.

Gigi started the Knit your Love Shawl from Martina Behm. She needed sharper needles and made a mistake somewhere..

Clothes on Shows:(54:04)

Project Runway has become very interesting. We have enthusiastically announced our support for #teamkini.


This week we review Sock Architecture by Lara Neel. 

Straw Into Gold:(1:03:20)

Gigi iwas spinning with her broken spring, but will be spinning on the Victoria, until her wheel is fixed. She was spinning her neppy fleece, and Andrew had to listen to the intermittent whirr of the wheel, instead of the soothing purr of Jasmin's spinning.

1 comment:

  1. Your Outlander photo made me laugh! I just finished watching the first 8 episodes and googling Sam Heughan (I don't consume a lot of TV or movies so he was totally new to me) and for some reason your photo really clicked with me! I love the Voolenvine colors and it looks like it's knitting up beautifully...

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