Sun, 16 May 2010
This week's episode has been sponsored by:
The Knitmore color has arrived! We are delighted to introduce an exclusive yarn celebrating our friends Jasmin and Gigi, the Knitmore Girls. This great color also supports a great cause. For every skein ordered, Abstract Fiber will donate $2 to the American Heart Association. Knitmore yarn is available exclusively at AbstractFiber.com.
The Purlescence Purl Girls are adding a touch of luxury to our summer knitting with Mericash from Punta Yarns. This merino cashmere blend is a lovely sportweight single, spun in Uruguay. We have lovely shades in solids and hand paints. We're dreaming about yummy soft sweaters and shawls. This week we'll be casting on Citron from Knitty.com in a lovely charcoal gray.
Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.
On the needles: (00:32)
Gigi is knitting a Citron out of Wüllenstudio (Sister's Golden Hair). Jasmin is knitting her Citron out of the Knitmore Color from Abstract Fiber. Gigi has finished the ties on the Wrap Front Cardigan. Gigi has finished the edging on her Eliina Shawl, with a small modification. Jasmin is plugging away on her Tempest cardigan. (It makes her want to sing Gershwin or re-enact the scene from 500 Days of Summer.) Gigi has finished her first vanilla sock out of the Tess Yarns sock yarn. Gigi has knit a baby hat out of the leftovers of the Serendiptious Ewe Chance sock yarn. Gigi mentions the Head to Toe project. (Pattern pending.)
Mother knows best: (25:25)
Try something new! You might like it. Jasmin mentions the Stitch It! Podcast, and Artisan Bread in Five Minutes Per Day.
- Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: 6/5
This week, we review Think Outside the Sox! We mention:
Socks, Socks, Socks
Socks for Sandals and Clogs
We give the book two thumbs up each, and a gold star from Gigi.