Sun, 5 July 2009
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This week: The Purlescence Purl Girls are taking a bit of vacation time, and will be closed Tuesday 6/30 through Tuesday 7/7. Look for a great big summertime sale July 10-13 when they’ve reopened.Worldwide shipping is available. Mention that you’re a listener and they’ll include Knitmore Girls swag with your order.
- Sock Summit, August 6-9. Meet and greet still TBD.
- Monterey Wool Auction [Click on "Sunday"] August 16th. 12:30PM
On the needles: (2:10)
Gigi is knitting the Annie Modesitt Ruffled Roses scarf. She is also casting on the Origami Pullover (FT-66). Jasmin is knitting the Adamas Shawl (by Miriam Felton) out of the Colrain Lace yarn (in Grape Jelly). Gigi is on the last inch of her second Coriolis sock, and she found the second ball of her "Franklin's Panopticon" sock yarn! Now she can finish her pair of Par Five socks.
Mother Knows Best: (6:01)
Don't like it? Dye it. We discuss adventures (and failures) in playing with color.
When Knitting Attacks: (11:43)
Gigi's Scandinavian socks go AWOL. Gigi gets roasted marshmallow on her dishcloth baby blanket.
Straw into Gold: (15:49)
Jasmin encourages you to join Team Spinmore for the Tour de Fleece. Her goal is to ply up all of her unfinished projects. Put our button on your blog!
Jasmin talks about Lazy Kates: vertical Kate, arched Kate, angled Kate. (Call Morgaine at Carolina Homespun for these.)
Jasmin talks about top, plying, her love of Judith MacKenzie, and an update on her part of the Lace Gauntlet Throwdown. Jasmin's "desert island" fiber is the Crown Mountain Superwash.
Jasmin's Tour de Fleece Projects:
- Ply Tallulah so that she can cast on Mariah.
- Ply the mango colored RedFish Dyeworks 80% merino/ 20% tussah silk.
- Ply the Crown Mountain Superwash in "Albatross" for a pair of socks for Andrew.
The Original Spinning Wheel cup holder. Totally awesome. One small fix: add adhesive velcro to the inside to minimize play. (Magnified image of Velcro here.) Thumbs up!
The Woolee Winder. The "is it worth it?" thread on Ravelry. Thumbs up!