Friday, February 5, 2016

Love at First Pom - Episode 363 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:37)

Jasmin finished her fifth hat, #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat (thanks to Rosemary Hill for the logo) this is Bumble hat, out of  Abstract Fiber, in  Alto "mousse" . C.C from the Geeky Girls recommended the Clover super pom maker,which Jasmin loves.

Gigi is working on a Woolly Wormhead hat out of Sheepspot from the tasting package.

Jasmin is also working on the Lina hat, out of Abstract Fiber “Plum” in Lily. Also she loves the Princess cake from Bijan's bakery.

Gigi cast on yet another pair of Vanilla socks out of  Opal.
Jasmin got herself measured for the #Elizalong. She is planning to start with the Helvetica out of  Quince and Company Osprey. She swatched and cast on.

Gigi worked  bit more on a pair of neon Vanilla socks out of Opal.
Jasmin has picked up an WIP, the Coronation cardigan.

Gigi also found her AWOL Kroy socks and is working on the second sock.

In In Stitches:(16:29)

Gigi wore her Katarina, and a cardigan from a swap, the Knitmore cowl, the grey Citron, a pre-Ravelry v-neck, and Jaywalker socks.

Jasmin wore the Tess Ribbi cardi,  and the Citrus Mondo Cable cardi.

Genevieve wore the  Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, and Bumble hat, and the Kapuzin hoodie.
 caterpillar cardigan , Debbie bliss open front cardigan and the baby mine cardigan, and the
Baby Puerperium that Cchellez knit.


We will be attending Stitches West, February 18-21, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Emily from the Knitting Butterflies Podcast, and Boston Jen from the Down Cellar Studio podcast will also attend, as well as Joanna Johnson, who writes lovely childrens' books with adorable critters in knitwear.

Purlescence will have a basket for collecting #25000 Tuques  and preemie hats.

Here are the List of Stitches West Tips, and the Tracking Expenses Printout.


Operation Sockdrawer is back!

#operationsockdrawer prize: The new prize is a skein  of Rare Woman Claire, and a  sock knitter profile tote, donated by One Twisted Tree
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:(25:57)

Gigi suggests using Command Hooks to hang quilting templates and sewing rulers.

When Knitting Attacks:(27:57)

Gigi was attacked by the mesh part of her Viajante and had to tink back and tink down.

She ripped back quite a bit of her 1000 Tulips shawl by Martina Behm #Behmalong, out of Rohrspatz und Wollmeise yarn, and is now back on track.

Her Kroy socks were hiding. Also, her set of hat needles were AWOL and now are back and she can knit hats again.


This week we review Spilly Jane Knits Mittens

Straw into Gold:(40:12)

Jasmin has been playing on the Acadia wheel. She is spinning Abstract Fiber superwash merino in “Rockstar”.

1 comment:

  1. Longtime listener, first-time caller ... I love your podcast and look forward to it every week. For this week's episode, I have one question and two (minor) corrections. The corrections, both things that matter a lot more in Minnesota than in California, is that water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, not 40 (40 degrees is the temperature of a typical refrigerator), and winter officially starts on December 21, the winter solstice, not January 21. My question is: What makes a set of needles special for knitting hats? I've always used just a regular circular needle. Your insights are always welcome!