Saturday, January 16, 2016

More Whoosh - Episode 360 - The Knitmore Girls

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This weeks episode is sponsored by:
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On The Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin  finished the  Bon Bon Toque, a tincanknits design, yarn: Mountain Meadows Wool “Powell” #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat.

She mentions the Facebook page and ravelry group.

Gigi finished two preemie hats.

Jasmin has another Finished Object, the Turn a Square hat by Jared Flood, knitted out of Noro Kureyon.

Gigi finished her Shades of Grey socks.

Jasmin has another almost finished Object, the Damsel hat, designed by Wooly Wormhead
and she dug out yarn for the Rib-a-roni hat, which reminded her of the Käänteinen hat.

She also worked on the Coronation Cardigan, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings.
Gigi cast on a pair of Vanilla socks out of Patons Kroy in Brown Rose Marl.

In Stitches:(16:35)

Gigi wore the Serpentine cowl, socks, and wristers. And Jasmin's Mondo Cable cardi.

Jasmin wore her Mondo Cable cardi, and the Tess silk/wool hat.

Genevieve wore the   Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat, ola hat,  and the Kapuzin hoodie, caterpillar cardigan.

Jasmin talked about cleaning the Elsa cardigan that had gotten serious ick on it, with Beyond Clean,
Rex wore the Purl Soho Baby cardi, handspun hat by lala.

Andrew has been wearing his cashmere hat, and Sam wore the grey beanie.


Our annual Do Some Good Contest  :
Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close around January 6th.

Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit more than your immediate friends and family. 

Do Some Good prizes:
A Lolo Foot bar
a very big Erin Lane bag, 
and a Leslie Wind cable needle ring
Contest will wrap up next week.Winners will be announced in episode 361

We announced winners today


- A Lolo Foot Bar
- An Erin Lane bag
- A skein of CephalopodTraveller
- a Leslie Wind cable needle ring
- a skein of sock yarn in the "Board Shorts" colorway, by Julianna's Fibre.
-  Grinchy knitting bags sewn in the "Sweatshop Of Love"(Lovingly purloined from Sweatshop Of Love) by the Knitmore Girls out of Grinchy fabric.
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.

Mother Knows Best:(28:28)

This week we answer questions from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
about yarn bombing and applying Lolo bars.
Gigi mentions Die Urbane Spinnstube.

When Knitting Attacks:(38:06)

Gigi's cowl out of mistery batt got bound off to tight, so she tinked and bound off again. She bound off looser, and won Yarn Chicken.

She dropped a stitch on her Shades of Grey sock and then had to go back and crochet up the dropped stitch.

She also frogged back quite a bit on the 1000 Tulips shawl, it was too short and needs another pattern repeat. 


This week we review Mini Skein Knits

Straw Into Gold:(53:24)

Jasmin has been talking to Adan of Akerworks

She is talking about Whorlicity vs Point of Inertia, asking whether people would prefer scientific terms or fiber terms. Also, if you have a better sounding word or phrase, suggest it!  The term that everyone is searching for is a word that describes how long a spindle turns. 

And Sew On:(57:17)

Gigi basted a pair of jeans, for Sam in order to shorten them. Also, she wants to keep the original hem in place, since original hems on jeans have too many layers for a home sewing machine. She says she has seen this technique all over Pinterest.


  1. Hello ladies!
    Long time listener recently returning to regular stitch habits. It was a thrill to hear you speaking so highly of my favorite designer Woolly Wormhead. Congrats Jasmin on finishing your WW sideways hat! I thought you'd want to know that several of us are doing a 12 in 16 knit a long to make 1 WW hat per month. Would love to have you join us!!

  2. P.S. I will link to this episode of your podcast so that more folks can find your amazing podcast.