Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Flair - Episode 307 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:35)

Gigi is knitting a pair of Halloween socks out of Gynx Yarn in the colorway Boo. Laura from Gynx yarn does the Dyer's Notebook Video cast.  

Jasmin is working on the Stingy Jack socks from Invictus Yarns.

Gigi finished a pair of Vincent van Gogh sock yarn by Opal and cast on another pair of Van Gogh socks in the Bedroom in Arles colorway, and she worked on Mystik Spiral Socks out of Mint Rain and out of Regia. These socks have the OMG heel.

Jasmin is working on socks out of Regia 6ply in the color 6366, and is enjoying the fall colors. She mentions the Regia on sale at Simply Socks. She is planning to do the Lara Neel afterthought heel with heelflap out of Sock Architecture.

Gigi finished Halloween socks out of  Poste Yarn in the Elm Street colorway . She is also working on the Wild Iris cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding. She is knitting it out of Bijou Basin Ranch's Himalayan Trail in the "Sassenach" colorway #kiltmenowKAL. Jasmin suggested that she do the buttonhole out of Knitting for Anarchists.

Jasmin is working on a pair of socks out of Lollipop Yarns in the "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound" colorway.  Amy Beth, from the Fat Squirrel video cast is also knitting a pair in this colorway.
Gigi mentions Käsefüsse, which is German for stinky cheese feet.


11/28: Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence
2/19-22/2015: Stitches West!

#operationsock drawer winner! KnitHappens won the skein of "Emerald" Invictus Yarns
Next prize! A skein from Lisa Souza in the "Deep Fall" colorway.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

New contest:

The Grinch-along. We have extended to starting date to December 1st. Cease and desist all holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong. Knitting only for personal pleasure. Take pictures and post them in the ravelry group thread and/or on Instagram.

Prizes will be Grinchy knitting bags sewn in the "Sweatshop Of Love"(Lovingly purloined from Sweatshop Of Love) by the Knitmore Girls out of Grinchy fabric. Let us know what fun holiday things you are doing instead of gift knitting. Do multiple dipping with as many contests as you can.

We mention the Commuter Knitter and her lovely podcast.

The Do Some Good Contest is also coming up soon.

Mother Knows Best:(25:14)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
spinning fiber for socks. Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie McCuin.

Jasmin laments Crown Mountain Farms closing doors. She mentions Janel Laidman and Abby Franquemont.

When Knitting Attacks:(33:52)

Gigi bought Stretch Magic Bead and Jewelry Cord, hoping to use it for waste yarn for heels. Didn't work.

Jasmin is having days that are more pretty than smart. She read bits and pieces of Sock Architecture. But not enough. She mentions the Knitmore Vanilla sock.

Gigi used her vacuum cleaner like a bobbin winder. Accidentally.


This week we purloin Playful Parenting from the A Playful Day podcast, hosted by GreenTriangleGirl. Jasmin talks about the "match game". She uses parenting strategies from Positive Discipline #operationsockdrawer.


This week we review the Opus the Octopus Kit from Infinite Twist
We talk about the Octopus exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Jasmin wants to use technique out of Annetarsia Knits.

Jasmin also mentions:

Cowboy and Octopus
Gentle Giant Octopus
Octopus Soup

Boston Jen of Down Cellar Studio likes to knit toys.

Holidays With The Knitmores:(53:02)

We talk about our holiday board on Pinterest.
We talk about clubs as gifts, the Whiskey Advent Calendar, the Strickmich Club, the four themed subscription boxes from BarMaids whose themes include:

  • Outlander,
  • Knitmore Girls
  • Awesomeness
  • Pride and Prejudice
We also mention the Dr Who Companion Club and Namaste bags

Straw Into Gold:(1:00:19)

Jasmin did some spinning and is almost done with the Weathered Tartan mini bats from Gourmet Stash that she is auditioning for a sweater.

Gigi is getting more comfortable with her long draw. She is thinking of maybe spinning the rest of her spinning worsted.

And Sew On:(1:01:46)

The Nemesis dress (Vogue 8615) is finally finished! Gigi mentions Threads magazine


  1. I generally enjoy your poscast but lately I found that there is too much discussion revolving around socks. I always really enjoy your book reviews and "Mother Knows Best" as these segments broaden our horizon. Louly.

    1. Thank you for your feedback! We tend to talk about what we are passionate about, and while it's socks today, it may be sweaters tomorrow and sewing next week.

    2. Listening to all this talk about socks makes me want to knit more socks. Well done with enabling, Jasmin! :)

  2. I really like the fact that you talk about sock knitting because I hold you both responsible for enabling me to become a sock knitter. I used to hate turning heels, but learned about the Afterthought Heel from you, and use it most of the time. I have the Sock Architecture book on my wish list, so hopefully I will learn some new and interesting heels. I love every segment of your podcast and look forward to my Thursday mornings with you!
    Thank you!