Episode 3: President Doctor Carter Needs a Shave (Or Laura and Jen Knit in Public)

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This episode is sponsored by Dizzy Blonde Studios. “For beautifully hand-dyed yarns and inspired knit design.”

Shoutouts to Knit 1 Geek 2 Podcast and The Hollywood Knitter Podcast for playing our promo.

Catching Up (1:24)

Jen traveled and it was too hot to knit. She also got some new yarn from the Unique Sheep Gourmet Club and Cookie A’s Sock Club. The patterns in this month’s Cookie A Club are inspired by Star Trek, one of the cookie recipes is reminiscent of Doctor Who, and the yarn is from Sweet Georgia.

Laura had family visiting. She also worked on prepping for our World Wide Knit in Public Day Event.

She has also been dying a lot because her yarn is in a new shop, KnitKabob, in Union Oregon.

Mean Girls Yarn Club Shipment

Slimy, yet satisfying

The newest Mean Girls Yarn Club shipment went out.

In the Knitting Bag (7:45)

Lacy Cap

Lacy Cap.

Laura is working on the Lacy Cap by Carissa Browning in Rowan Cashsoft 4-ply in a lavender colorway for someone with trichotillomania.

Tiong Bahru Closeup

It’s pretty spectacular.

Jen started her Camp Loopy Project. She’s knitting the Tiong Bahru out of Fleece Artist Saldanha Two yarn.

She continues to work on her Madroña Shawl.

Finished Objects(11:38)

R1Disc3

This is a very serious scarf.

Laura finished a Yarn Over Cross Scarf for Interval House in Brown Sheep Company Lanaloft Worsted.

Romi Hill Shawl

A finished shawl! In spite of procrastination.

Jen finished her scarf for Interval House as well. She also finished her Romi Hill Mysterious Shawl Knit-a-long.

Jen mentions the Knitmore Girls.

Devil’s Tower (15:19)

Laura is struggling with her Nerd Wars projects. She is struggling with time to work on stuff.

Hat of Controversy

Creative planning is why this isn’t yet done.

She also is intentionally not knitting on a Jayne Hat Hat of Controversy so she can use it in WIP challenge.

Jen still isn’t working on her baby sweater.

Frog Pond (22:05)

Jen had problems counting while working on her Tiong Bahru.

On Deck (23:43)

Laura is struggling with her Sabre Project so she’s changed her dissertation project. She’s now working on six bears for the Mother Bear Project (something that Dr. Gemma talks a lot about on CogKNITive). They will be Firefly themed, to go with the “Jayne Cubb” she made for last year’s CogKNITive Fiber Retreat KAL.

Jen is going to make a Tempest Cardigan for her July Camp Loopy Project out of Dream in Color Smooshy.

She also wants to work on a giant afghan using all the squares from the Great American Afghan, Great North American Afghan, and Great American Aran Afghan books. She’ll be knitting it out of Cascade 220.

Knotty Talk (33:10)

We answer a question about summer knitting projects from Spiritsmith.

Both like socks because they are small and portable and not too hot. Laura mentions the Lady Clementine Socks.

Laura also likes hats such as the Nine Dwindling Cables Beret.

Jen likes lace because it’s not too heavy. She mentions designers Caitlin ffrench and the Mizzle Shawl.

For crochet, Laura likes tawashis.

They also recommend some more difficult designers for people who are off school or work and have time for something complicated: Sivia Harding, Romi Hill, Steven West, and Jared Flood.

WWKIP (37:50)

We talk about our WWKIP event and play some interviews. We loved meeting everyone and were so glad you all came.

Thank you to everyone who brought scarves for Interval House. We hold our prize drawing and the winner is Cre8vleigh! She wins a skein of Dizzy Blonde Yarn!

Speaking of prizes, we will do a prize drawing for members of our Ravelry group, once the group reaches 100 members.

Geek Culture (52:04)

There is a tutorial for making your own lightsaber knitting needles.

Jen is fascinated by Black Pearl yarn.

TV Talk (53:56)

We talk about Warehouse 13 and Falling Skies. We also mention the shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rome, Dexter, ER, and Lost.

Jen mentions the Craftlit Podcast.

You can come back at 1:04:05 if you don’t want to be spoiled for Falling Skies.

Events (1:04:05)

Mean Girls Yarn Club signups will open soon! Check the webpage for details.

KnitDizzney will be Sunday, September 8th, 2013 at Disneyland. More details to come, but we’d love to spend a day at the Disneyland park with you! We will have t-shirts for preorder and possibly a custom yarn color!

Thanks to everyone who has left us a review or rating iTunes!

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  1. Pingback: Episode 6: And Fifty Percent What? (Or Jen and Laura Reach Critical Geek Mass) | KnottyGirls KnitCast

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