Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tauntauns - Episode 324 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin has been knitting on the Baby Vertebrae, a sweater out of  rainbow and sky colored yarn  in the colorway "Nothing says Screw You like Rainbows in a Cloudy Sky". Jasmin calls it "Nothing says 'I love you' like a rainbow", from White Birch Fiber Arts. She mentions The Twinset talking about knitting for babies.

Gigi has not measured her swatch for the Viajante, and needs some autopilot knitting, so she dug up some Regia sock yarn that she bought at Stitches West 2014. She cast it on and is knitting socks for #operationsockdrawer.

Jasmin is working on a Kapuzin sweater,  out of Lisa Souza yarn in color that works for Genevieve and Beanzilla as well. So she bought yarn in her Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.

Jasmin talks about using locking stitch markers from toplittlerock and christianery on ebay, and  Clover Locking Ring Markers.

She is talking about Leslie Wind and her thumb ring cable needle and darning needles. 

Gigi has finished the band on the Mini Waters Edge, and thinks she should lengthen the sleeves. 

Genevieve and Jasmin blocked the Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. They are using Knitter's Blocks and Handworks Blocking wires

Jasmin loves her Scünci steamer.

Gigi is making preemie hats out of leftover sock yarn, and is trying to knit a hat a week, an idea that she purloined from C.C. of the Geeky Girls.


Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th


We have a lot of sock yarn to give away for prizes.
We just got some lovely Jitterbug from Colinette.
Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

Check out Susan B. Anderson's Videocast

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 an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

Jasmin says that Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
summer knitting. Jasmin loves knitting shells out of Tess Yarns microfiber ribbon.

We are excited to have another Summer of Lace and Beads.

Jasmin talks about the alpaca and cotton boucle pie shawl she knit a few years ago and mentions the Citron.

Gigi still wants to knit the Shipwreck Shawl.

When Knitting Attacks:(39:45)

 Jasmin has been working on the Kapuzin hoodie and it has many more cables than the picture. Also, she bought a zipper for the Barberry Cardigan and the zipper she bought for it will not work.


 This week we review Once Upon A Knit by Genevieve Miller

Jasmin thinks that Ysolda Teague's hooded cape is better designed.
Gigi likes the Knit Your Love shawl with hears from Martina Behm.

Straw Into Gold:(53:27)

 Gigi has been trying to spin about fifteen minutes every day, and she spins most days. She is spinning a pretty fiber with her Jenkins Turkish Lark.

And Sew On:(55:25)

Gigi finished the Monkey nightgown Butterick Patterns B4910. 

She had seen Quilts at the Pacific International Quilt Show at the Santa Clara Convention Center. These quilts positively glow from the inside. Radiant Landscapes

Gigi is most displeased with the quilting class she took. Quilts never get finished in one class session. Offering to have people come back and pay more to get the promised class content feels like bait and switch.

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