Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

This episode has been sponsored by:

 

 

 

Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

 

Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.

This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 

   

Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

 

 

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On the Needles:(0:33)

 

Gigi finished Smooth  Operator Socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood. Also, the leftover yarn has been knit into preemie hats and the last bits have turned into pompoms.

 

Jasmin mentions Sock Architecture by Lara Neel for figuring out how to get just the right fit.

She also thanks Cat Bordhi for all her sock knowledge.

 

 Jasmin really likes Sarah and Duck.  And she mentions the Genevieve Tube Sock pattern. ]

 


Gigi is working on sidewalk sweater, Grown collection, by Kate Oates in Venezia Bulky.


 She is working on a Cat hat for Genevieve for the Women's March on Washington. out of White Birch Fiber Arts “royal cat” colorway. We contacted the organizers of the pink Cat Hat project** for family friendly hashtags, and we got: #craftivism, #CreativeResistance, #HatsForHerstory.

 

Also, Gigi finished another Quynn hat, and a all the leftover yarn from a pair of socks into preemie hats, and still had leftovers for pompoms, and made lots of itty bitty pompoms. Genevieve helped.We use the Clover Pompom Maker.

 

Jasmin got the charts, sheep and sheepdogs sorted to finish Genevieve's Gone Astray cardigan.

 

Jasmin swatched for the First Watch cardigan in Lisa Souza BFL worsted. She has also pulled out yarn to swatch for a vneck boxy by Joji Locatelli.

 

Jasmin has started crocheting the Elsa Amigarumi kit from Kristen's Kords. #letitCRO

 

Boston Jen is emotionally supporting this endeavor.

 

 

In Stitches:(27:32)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore cowl. Looked at closet to pick a sweater, they are bright.

 

Jasmin wore her Greyhaven hat, rainbow wristers, and Breezy Cardigan, and the Tempest cardigan. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater,Worm hat, the Coronation cardigan, Kapuzin hoodie, Hamilknit hat.

 

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan, his Sherlock hat, and the Dino hat.

 

Events:(29:25)

 


We will be attending TNNA 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23, and Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Contest:(31:04)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being

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The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.


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The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.


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Mother Knows Best:(34:26)

 

Stick with it and it'll click. (Learning to read your knitting - reading crochet stitches)

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:19)

 

Gigi wanted to work on Sidewalk sweater. She needs to add stitches to accommodate back 40.  She will need to try it on and figure out where to start. She mentions Try it on Tubing.

 

Opus the octopus.  Gigi needs to attach eyelids before knitting more, so she can start stuffing the head. 

 


Review:(45:28)

This week we review

 

 

 

 

Straw into Gold:(55:49)

Device upgrade!

 

And Sew On:(58:06)

 

Gigi has been sewing some more seams on Grinch bags. 

 
 
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This episode has been sponsored by:

 

Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.



 
 
 
 
 

Berry colorful yarnings bringing you unique self striping hand dyed yarns, tonal , overdyes, sock blanks, super fun kits and more... Berry Colorful Yarnings has your needs covered. From a Light fingering in a luxurious blend to a bulky 100% Superwash Merino and ALL the yarns in between, you will be able to find the perfect fit for your desired project.

Always open to custom requests, just email Michelle and together we make your color ideas come to life...

Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.
This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 

   

Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

 
 

Nothing says I love you like yarn or fiber from Lisa Souza... or a gift certificate from Lisa Souza. Lisa is offering a 15% discount to your listeners, through January. Use the code KNITMORE in the comments box on the order page.

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

 

We gush about Plum Deluxe Tea. 

 

Jasmin has finished her Bifrost scarf. and we discuss blocking. She has picked up her Ashburn #BigBadBergalong, and is using BostonJen's GoodReader lesson, out of Lollipop yarn.

 

Jasmin is working on her #bigbadbergalong Ashburn (and using BostonJen’s GoodReader lessons).

 


Gigi is working on the Sidewalk sweater, from the Grown collection by Tincanknits, in Venezia Bulky.



 Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She has finished a Sherlock hat out of Cascade 220. (She added modifications in her project notes.) She is working on a Cat hat for Genevieve for the Women's March on Washington.


Gigi is working on socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood.


Gigi is knitting the Smooth Operator Socks. First sock is done, second one is close to the toe. Also, she has started on the 2017 batch of preemie hats. She has also swatched the Ornament colorway from Knitmona 

 

 

In Stitches:(13:39)

 

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore cowl. Looked at closet to pick a sweater, they are bright. She thinks she should wear her Gran's Hug again.

 

Jasmin wore her Pussycat hat, Rainbow dots cowl, and Breezy Cardigan.  She also mentions the Austen Striped Cowl .Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat, the baby mine cardigan, the Coronation cardigan, Kapuzin hoodie, hamilknit hat.

 

Jasmin is excited about having ordered the extra large salad spinner. [Turned out, not so large.]

 

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat, and bumble hat, and the Dino hat. Jasmin wants to take a Gleener to Rex's sweater. 

 

 

Events:(22:02)

 


We will be attending TNNA 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23 and Stitches West,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. We are planning a Meet and Greet on Saturday at noon in the Erin Lane Booth. We will be happy to collect preemie hats, and hats for KnitAid. Anne Vally will be collecting the hats and sending them on.

 

Contest:(22:38)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.


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Mother Knows Best:(28:10)

 

 

Jasmin 2017 is : Speak Up. Speak up for what you believe, speak up when you have a question. 


Review:(35:40)


This week we review

The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, by Wendy Bernard


Jasmin mentions Barbara Walker,


and our interview with her, and the phenomenal Nicky Epstein stitch dictionaries, and the Norah Gaughan Cables Sourcebook 


And Sew On :(39:00)


Gigi mended some pants. She also did some autopilot sewing of project bags. Jasmin mentions Amy Beth, The Fat Squirrel Speaks and The Knit Girllls, and Voollenvine.

 

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This episode has been sponsored by

 

 
Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

 
 
 
 
 
Berry colorful yarnings bringing you unique self striping hand dyed yarns, tonal , overdyes, sock blanks, super fun kits and more... Berry Colorful Yarnings has your needs covered. From a Light fingering in a luxurious blend to a bulky 100% Superwash Merino and ALL the yarns in between, you will be able to find the perfect fit for your desired project.

Always open to custom requests, just email Michelle and together we make your color ideas come to life...
Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.
This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 
   
Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
 
Nothing says I love you like yarn or fiber from Lisa Souza... or a gift certificate from Lisa Souza. Lisa is offering a 15% discount to your listeners, through January. Use the code KNITMORE in the comments box on the order page.

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

 



Gigi is practicing her British Style knitting on some more preemie hats. She knitted another Quynn hat out of San Jose Sharks colored yarn. 

 


 Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She has nearly finished a Sherlock hat out of Cascade 220. She cast on a Cat hat for Genevieve for the Women's March on Washington.

 

Gigi is working on socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood.

 

Gigi is planning to knit them into Smooth Operator Socks. Socks are on hold until she knits the heel.

Jasmin has a brilliant idea how she could continue.

 

Gigi mentions the kit of hat knitting needles that she is using.

 

Jasmin is also working on her Bifrost scarf. and we discuss blocking. Jasmin mentions Boston Jen and Cleaner's Supplies Bags.

 

In Stitches:(14:52)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore Cowl, and the Serpentine cowl and Jasmin's yellow hat and a cashmere shawl

 

Jasmin wore her Three Color Cashmere Cowl,Pussycat hat, Rainbow dots cowl, and Breezy Cardigan. She also mentions the Austen Striped Cowl .Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat, the baby mine cardigan, the Coronation cardigan.

 

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat, and bumble hat, and the Dino hat.

Andrew wore a sweater out of handspun.

 


Events:(22:02)


We will be attending TNNA at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23and Stitches West,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

 

Contest:(22:38)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.


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 We mention Voolenvine's podcast

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:10)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about what comes first, the pattern or the yarn.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(34:23)



 

Gigi was working on the Quynn hat, doing decreases. Counting to ten for decreases was too challenging. She had to rip back and start the decreases again. 

 

Jasmin will redo the earflaps on the Sherlock hat.You can find the color evaluator here.

 


Review:(35:40)

 

Pattern and color dictionary 

Some patterns would be wonderful in gradients

 Gigi mentions the Ruby Beholder

 

And Sew On:(45:56)

 

Gigi is pressing Grinch-along bags, Jasmin is doing the sewing. We are planning to ask Genevieve to do the drawstrings.

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:( 59:00)

 

While we were sewing, we were listening to The Grocery Girls 

Jasmin mention Rosemary Hill's shawl pins

 

Gigi had a gift recipient pick a gift out of her stash of knitted items that are waiting to be blocked, a möbius cowl out of Sivia Harding's Book of Cowls out of Bijou Basin yak.

I really like that pattern and will knit it again.

 

Jasmin talks how the eggnog and Coquito turned out, as well as how we felt about the hot cocoa and and red wine that we had seen on Facebook. Jasmin mentions Penzey's Cocoa.

Also, we mentioned Glühwein.

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This episode has been sponsored by

 

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Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

 

 

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Berry colorful yarnings bringing you unique self striping hand dyed yarns, tonal , overdyes, sock blanks, super fun kits and more... Berry Colorful Yarnings has your needs covered. From a Light fingering in a luxurious blend to a bulky 100% Superwash Merino and ALL the yarns in between, you will be able to find the perfect fit for your desired project.

Always open to custom requests, just email Michelle and together we make your color ideas come to life...

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Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.

This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 

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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

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Nothing says I love you like yarn or fiber from Lisa Souza... or a gift certificate from Lisa Souza. Lisa is offering a 15% discount to your listeners, through January. Use the code KNITMORE in the comments box on the order page.


On the Needles:(0:33)

 



Gigi is practicing her British Style knitting on preemie hats. Jasmin mentions the Pussycat hat.

Gigi is making ittie bittie  preemie hat pom poms  and Genevieve helped with that. A Hat for Mrs Goldman  comes up in conversation. We talk about our virtual children's book shelf.

Jasmin mentions the Geeky Girls Knit podcast.

 



Jasmin wants to knit hats for Rex.

 Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She cast on a Sherlock hat out of Cascade 220. She finished a Cat hat for the Women's March on Washington on January 21st.

 

 

Gigi has knitted the Quynn hat,and started another one. Jasmin mentions Laura from the Knit Girllls.

Jasmin is also working on her Bifrost scarf. She mentions the Manual Spinner.

 

Gigi is working on socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood.

Gigi is planning to knit them into smooth operator socks.

 

Gigi mentions the kit of hat knitting needles that she is using.

 

Jasmin mentions Wabi Sabi in Canada, and the new collection point now is Anne Vally from Little Skein in the Big Wool. She also is the collection point for Knit Aid.

 

In Stitches:(27:16)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore Cowl.

 

Jasmin wore her Pussycat hat, BostonJen Greyhaven hat & cowl, and Breezy Cardigan . Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat, Duck sweater, the Coronation cardigan.

 

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat, and bumble hat.



Events:(35:31)

 



We will be attending TNNA at the San Jose Convention Center, in January and Stitches West,  February 23-26.



 

Contest:(36:05)



 

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being

 



The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations

.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.


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Mother Knows Best:(42:22)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about using something other than foam blocking mats

.

Jasmin mentions Flor tiles

 

We are looking for ideas for a good blocking set up.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(47:22)

 

 

Jasmin can't keep track of a 2 row repeat, even though Joanna Johnson's pattern is brilliant.  Gigi is knitting the Quynn hat in fingering yarn, and there are issues.

 


Review:(50:10)

 


My Knitted Doll, by 


Louise Crowther

 

Gigi mentions the Target version of the American Girls dolls.

Jasmin suggests the Rebecca Danger Monsters and 50 Yards of Fun.

 

 And Sew On:(54:38)

 

Gigi is sewing Grinch-along bags

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:( 59:00)

 

We talk about the itty bitty Christmas stocking Advent calendar that Gigi sewed from a panel. Gigi filled them with decorations from Beverly's.

 

Jasmin talks about eggnog and Coquito. And we are thinking about the hot cocoa and and red wine that we have been seeing on facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

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This episode has been sponsored by

 

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Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

 
 
 
 
 

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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
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On the Needles:(0:33)

Gigi has been working on Opus the Octopus from Infinite Twist. The body is done, she needs to do eyelids, and she cast on the underside out of contrast yarn. Also, we love the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  We also talk about the Goodreader app.

 

Jasmin is working on her next Hamilknit. She has made an "And Peggy" chart for the new hat. We mention Emily might be releasing the modified charts, and the TinCanKnits Hackalong.

 

Gigi is working on socks out of White Birch Fiberarts, and she is planning to knit them into smooth operator socks. 

 

 Jasmin is also working on a skein of White Birch in the Little Birdie colorway. $5  of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $5 will go to Planned Parenthood.

  

Gigi is working on the cuff of a pair of green Christmas socks from #25DaysOfEnabling  It needs something more, so she has stopped working on it.  Episode 18 of the "The Fruity Knitting Videocast" has an excellent fair isle tutorial about 20 minutes in. We mention the Philosopher's Wool technique technique.

 

 

Jasmin is working on black sleeves for the Anna Cardigan.

 

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt, But still hasn't knitted up all the yarn that she had ripped out.

  She mentions his Welcome to the Flock cardigan. 

 

Jasmin loves the yarn she got from Lisa Souza and she is plannning to knit a Diplodocus sweater for Rex and she mentions Megknitficent who knits amazing things.

 

Gigi used the Gleener to take unsightly fuzz off polar fleece sheets. Jasmin talks about the Gleener FURniture Brush 2-in-1 Upholstery and Pet Brush


Jasmin wants to knit hats for Rex.

 

Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She is planning to knit Rex a Sherlock hat out of cascade 220. She mentions the Olivia hat, and she started a Cat hat.

 

Jasmin is about ⅓ done with the sleeves on the Anna cardigan. Jasmin started and is nearly finished with a  Cat hat for the Women's March on January 21st

 

Jasmin is also working on her Bifrost scarf.

 


In Stitches:(27:16)

 

Gigi is wearing wool socks, and hat at night and the Knitmore cowl and a cowl out of handspun.  She is thinking she should knit some sweaters she wants to wear. The kids like it when Jasmin wears the Breezy cardigan   

 

Gigi thinks she would love to knit a Ribby Cardi and a Tunic length sweater. She thinks she would like a Grown collection sweater.

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen Greyhaven hat & cowl, Eadon, Tangled Yoke sweater, and Breezy Cardigan . Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat and gloves, the Squirrel sweater, Elmo scarf, and “Worm Hat”, Hamilknit hat, Duck sweater. Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat.

Sam would like a Bumble hat.


Events:(35:31)

 

We will be attending TNNA in January and Stitches West,  February 23-26.


Contest:(36:05)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being.

 

 The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.

The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.

 

Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.

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Mother Knows Best:(42:22)

 

Today, we have a piece of advice:

If at first you don't succeed, find new directions.

Jasmin mentions King Arthur Flour recipes.


When Knitting Attacks:(47:22)

 

Jasmin did Hamilknit star crown repair. She used the Wanda ("handitool") to do the repairs. 


Review:(50:10)

 

This week we review My Favorite Things: a knitted celebration of The Sound of Music by Anne Vally

 

(You can find the kit/collection here.)


Holidays with the Knitmores:(1:04:22)

 

Jasmin has an amazing LYS experience at the Cake Works. Also, Genevieve watched The Grinch cartoon. She said that natural food color is available at Whole Foods and is called India Dye

 

Jasmin enthuses about Rachel Herron's series of romance novels, set in Cypress Hollow!

 

Gigi is fond of the Die Hard! series of Christmas movies. Also, the California Raisins.

Gigi had sewn small Christmas stockings, stuffed them  with small ornaments from Beverly's and hung them from a garland. Gigi is hanging her mini balls from the Opal advent calendar between the Christmas stockings.

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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

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Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.


On the Needles:(0:33)

 

Jasmin has finished Genevieve's Hamilknit hat. She loves the design, out of Lisa Souza Dyeworks, she also has cast on one hat for herself. And she is adding a bit of design.  She used the Philosopher's Technique.

 

 Chris Jackson (Washington on Hamilton) did a duet with Elmo.

 

Gigi finished the Starry Night out of Opal Vanilla socks, and she is working on the heels of a pair of Vanilla socks. She is planning to participate in Voolenvine's Box o'sox KAL.

 

Jasmin is thrilled with the responses she got to her issue of knitting with black yarn. She also has made a little progress on the sleeves for the Anna cardigan. 

 

Rex is not particular about his knitwear at this time. Maybe she will knit him a Ribbi Cardi

She is very fond of the Design from Kate Oates, and the Diplodocus is on sale until sunday, And her Christmas sweaters are brilliant and you can make them longer, Boston Jen is churning out Christmas gifts by the bunch.

 

Gigi is working on the  Puerto Montt

 

Jasmin is working on the end of the Bifrost. Tincanknits has a Hackalong, where participants are encouraged to do changes on their patterns. Also, the Simple Collection by Tincanknits is available at no charge. Jasmin was enabled into yarn from StevenBe  in  Frozen colorways.  So Jasmin is planning to knit this yarn into a Wonderful Wallaby, or maybe a Flax Light with a pouch.


In Stitches:(19:38)

 

Gigi wore wool socks, and hat by Khalila at night and the Knitmore cowl, and a cowl out of her handspun out of some mystery batt. Jasmin mention Fiberconditioner from WHOM?

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen Greyhaven hat & cowl, Eadon, Tangled Yoke sweater, and Breezy Cardigan and the Mondo Cable cardigan. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elso hat and gloves, the Squirrel sweater, Elmo scarf, and “Worm Hat”, Hamilknit hat, Duck sweater. Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan, and the Knit Baby shirt.DONT RECOGNIZE THIS  and the Sock Yarn sweater by Hannah Fettig, and the Feather and fan blanket.


Events:(27:32)

 

We will be attending TNNA  at the San Jose Convention Centerin January,  and Stitches West,  February 23-26)


Contest:(28:19)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest will be put on hold for the time being.

 

 The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.

The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.

 

Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.

 

Mother Knows Best:(35:00)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about not twisting large number of stitches on the cast on

Jasmin mentions Project Peace.


When Knitting Attacks:(40:25)

 

Gigi had an issue with a decrease on her Puerto Montt, and was seriously bothered by it. She ripped out the mistake and now is much happier.

 

Jasmin made a mistake working on the Hamilknit star. She mentions Lombard Street.

Gigi misplaced one of her DPN's that she uses for knitting preemie hats, so she can't work on one.


Review:(47:01)

 

Vintage Design Workahop, by Geraldine Warner

Jasmin mentions some old vintage men's patterns that Andrew really liked. Jasmin is reminded of Custom Fit.


Holidays with the Knitmores:(55:05)

 

Jasmin baked butter cookies out of Baking Illustrated, and used the Ugly Sweater kit from Crafty Cooking kits. (Also, if you're local, Cakeworks.)

Jasmin mentions Dory Greenspan's blog. They visited Fantasy of Lights at Vasona Park. She talked about visiting the Grinch.

 

Gigi talks a bit about historical roots of spiced Christmas cookies.  Jasmin recommends spices from Penzey's

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This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 Indie Yarn Carnival. 

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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

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Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.


On the Needles:(0:33)

 

Gigi was working on the January Skies,#BigBadBergalong, out of Black Trillium Fibres. and she was worried about  running out of yarn. It is now a finished object.

 

Jasmin has made  good progress on her Hamilknit hat. Jasmin has Startosis. She is so pleased with her Highlighter tape, and we mention the  GoodReader App.

 

Gigi has finished a pair of socks out of Berry Colorful Yarnings and she wants to participate in Voolenvine's Box o'Sox Knitalong.

 

Jasmin worked on the R&R Hoodie for Genevieve out of KnittedWit Love is Love. She also cast on the sleeves for the Anna cardigan.

 

Gigi worked some more on her #Behmalong Puerto Montt and has gotten to where she has to weigh her remaining yarn. Jasmin offers the use of her small scale.

 

Jasmin wants to finish Genevieve's Anna cardigan. and is working on the sleeves. She thinks she should get an Ott lite and Gigi suggests getting one with a magnifying glass.

Also Jasmin complains about the i-cord knitting gadget.

 

 

Gigi is working on a preemie hat out of Twelve Days of Christmas, from Berry Colorful Yarnings


In Stitches:(20:02)

 

Gigi is wearing wool socks, and hat at night and the Knitmore cowl, and a cowl out of handspun.

The Knitmore cowl is out of the Knitmore colorway from Abstract Fiber.  Gigi shares what she remembers from knitting the cowl.  Jasmin is planning to knit this cowl, and mom-proof it.

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen (the Greyhaven Hat), hat the Eadon, and the Rainbow Dots cowl, Genevieve wore her  Elsa sweater, Squirrel sweater, Elmo scarf, and “Worm Hat”, duck sweater. Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Bumble Hat with the giant pompom. Andrew wore his cashmere hat.


Events:(27:46)

 

We will be attending TNNA in January and Stitches West, February 23-26. We mention the Yarninacs and Backstage Knitting.


Contests:(29:17)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest will be put on hold for the time being.

 

The Grinch-Along has started December 1st, and this is an instagram #grinchalong

and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.

  

This is the grinch fabric.

 

 

Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.

Jasmin mentions the reading of  How the Grinch Stole Christmas that she and Genevieve did last year on the podcast.

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 The  Do Some Good contest has started on Friday after Thanksgiving.

The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

Amazing prizes TBA.

 

Mother Knows Best:(36:39)

 

This week we have a bit of advice: Read the manual. Try something new that scares you.

And Jasmin's theme for 2017 is "Speak Up!"


Review:(42:50)

 

This week we review Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson.

Also by Joanna Johnson:

Green Gables Knits

Phoebe's  Sweater

Phoebe's Birthday

 

Freddie's Blanket 

Henry's Hat


Holidays with the Knitmores:(54:14)

 If you give a Mouse a Christmas cookie  (This is a Christmas cartoon that we really enjoyed .)

 

We also love all the other mouse books in the series. Jasmin and Genevieve worked on a felt advent calendar.


And  Sew On: (58:53)

 

We scored the last bit of the Grinch fabric at our local Joanne's ! (We are planning to sew it into this years Grinch-Along bags.)

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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

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Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.

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Have you ever come across a knitting pattern that seemed to whisper: Knit me! Knit me now!

You sure have – and it’s not entirely unlikely that it was a design by Martina Behm, creator of the Hitchhiker, Leftie and Brickless. Strick mich! is German and means “Knit me!”, and it’s the name of Martina Behm’s website – and her online store. Find Martina’s printed patterns, favorite yarns and knitting accessories on strickmich-shop.de. Shipping is worldwide and affordable! And if you are a yarn store owner, you can also order Martina’s printed patterns for re-sale– sign up for a merchant account on strickmich-shop.de and you are ready to go.

 

One Minute Health Update(0:27)

 

On the Needles:(3:09

 

Jasmin has made progress on her Ashburn in Lollipop Yarn Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize. The deadline has been extented

Gigi working on the January Skies #BigBadBergalong, out of Black Trillium Fibres and is working on the fourth color of the garnet gradient.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Bifrost scarf.

 

 Gigi has finished the first of a pair of Regia Vanilla socks, and cast on the second one. She also finished the first of a pair of socks out of Berry Colorful Yarnings, and started the second one.

 

Jasmin has made a little progress on her Hamilknit hat. Jasmin has succumbed to Hamilton and is reading the book Hamilton by Lyn-Manuel Miranda, and Hamilton by Ron Chernow

 

Gigi has finished a preemie hat. Jasmin has started the R&R Hoodie for Genevieve out of Knitted Wit Love is Love.

 

 

Jasmin got an Opal Advent calendar for Gigi. Also, Jasmin ordered Frozen colored yarn from Mosaic Moon  and StevenBe


In Stitches(20:55)

 

Gigi is wearing wool socks, and hat at night and the Knitmore cowl

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen hat (the Greyhaven Hat), the Breezy cardigan, and enthuses about the possibilities of the Purl Soho Sweater (Crossover Crewneck)

 

Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Squirrel sweater, Elmo scarf, and “Worm Hat”

 

And we gush about how much we like Plum Delux Tea, especially their Relax, Cuddle Time and Reading Nook blends. And the tea that tastes like roses (Evening in the Garden).


Events:(30:05)

 

We will be attending Stitches West,  February 23-26.


Contest:(31:21)

 

The "Do Some Good Contest" starts today, and the #grinchalong starts 12/1

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest will be put on hold for the time being.

 

 The  Do Some Good contest will start on Friday after Thanksgiving.

The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

 

The Grinch-Along will start December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.

 

Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.

Jasmin mentions Llama Llama Holiday Drama.

 

Gigi reminisces about making Strohsterne when she was a kid living in Germany.

Jasmin likes the Carols for a Cure CDs , they like Elvis Christmas, Country Western Christmas, Vienna Boys Choir ,Transsiberian Railroad. There will be a thread in the forum for Grinch-Along entries. Also, Jasmin likes the Stitched by Jessalu Bags, they are very well made.


Mother Knows Best:(40:15)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about doing the math for adjusting your numbers to match your gauge.


When Knitting Attacks:(45:30)

 

Jasmin kept missing spot on the Hamilknit chart, she mentions the giant ball of Aunt Lydia's cotton yarn.

 

Gigi is not enchanted by the backside of her nupps on the backside on the January Skies shawl

 

Review:(49:04)

 

This week we review

Filament No 1, by Kathleen Dames and Anne Podlesak

 

Jasmin also likes Anne Podlesak's Legendary Knits, and Free Spirit Knits


And Sew On:(55:00)

 

Genevieve leads this segment, and she and Jasmin talk about working on the no-sew Frozen fleece  blanket from F&W Media.

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Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.
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Have you ever come across a knitting pattern that seemed to whisper: Knit me! Knit me now!
You sure have – and it’s not entirely unlikely that it was a design by Martina Behm, creator of the Hitchhiker, Leftie and Brickless. Strick mich! is German and means “Knit me!”, and it’s the name of Martina Behm’s website – and her online store. Find Martina’s printed patterns, favorite yarns and knitting accessories on strickmich-shop.de. Shipping is worldwide and affordable! And if you are a yarn store owner, you can also order Martina’s printed patterns for re-sale– sign up for a merchant account on strickmich-shop.de and you are ready to go.
 

On the Needles:(2:48)

 

Gigi is working on the January Skies,#BigBadBergalong, out of Black Trillium Fibres, and has finished the third gradient.

Jasmin has put one more row on her  Ashburn, in Lollipop Yarn Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize. She has moved her shawl to ChiaoGoo Red Lace needles and these are not slick enough either.

 

Gigi cast on the Sidewalk sweater out of Venizia Bulky, and got two skeins knit up.

 

Jasmin has a plan for the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, as to where the sheepdogs are going to be. Gigi suggests lifelines, and Jasmin is so glad she has a giant ball of Aunt Lydia's cotton yarn. We announce that the Grinch-along  will start on December 1st. We will have prizes. Also, Joanne's has "Grinchmas" fabric.

 

 Jasmin has also made progress on the Anna cardigan, Gigi worked some more on the Vanilla socks out of Regia. She has cast on a preemie hat and finished the Barley baby hat, by Tin Can Knits.

 

 Last night Jasmin worked on the Bifrost scarf. She loves to use bicycle clips  for holding the scarf neatly in place. She is very pleased with clasped weft joins.

 

Jasmin has also made a little progress on her Hamilknit hat.  Also there is a readalong ???for the play in the book.

Jasmin has started the R&R Hoodie for Genevieve out of Knitted Wit Love is Love.

 

In stitches(17:00)

 

Gigi is wearing wool socks, a hat at night, and the Knitmore cowl.

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen hat (the Greyhaven Hat), Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.


Events:(20:06)

 

We will be attending Stitches West,  February 23-26, 2017. We mention Backstage Knitting podcast.


Contest:(26:38)

 

The newest prize is a house special#2 kit from the bar maids. We have a winner! (Dorothy)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest will be put on hold for the time being. Our Do Some Good contest will start on Thursday after Thanksgiving.

The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

 

The Grinch-Along will start December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.

 

Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.


Mother Knows Best:(27:31)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum, about making socks out of a long tube. Gigi mentions Jenny's amazingly stretchy bind-off. Jasmin is also fond of the sewn bind off.


When Knitting Attacks:(31:51)

 

When knitting on her January Skies, Gigi missed a bobble early on the row. That needed to be tinked back. Later, when  
snuggling with Genevieve, she leaned on the needle and had a bunch of stitches fall off the needle.

 

Doing the  
row after a row of bobbles, she noticed that there were too many stitches not picked up on bobble row
. Also, she couldn't find Kroy fall colors anywhere she looked, neither at Michael's, nor  Joanne's or Beverly's. She learned about this yarn from The Knit Girllls podcast.

 

Jasmin suffers from decision paralysis, and her Knitting Attack is more existential than concrete.


Review:(38:25)

 

This week we review Cutest Toddler Knits, by Val Pierce. Jasmin mentions the Playful Stripes cardigan

 

And Sew On:(46:35)

 

Gigi mended Sam's gi and did some decorative embroidery that she later hid. She mentions the decorative mending class that Sivia Harding teaches.

 

Jasmin also dug out a tardis purse that needs some love and some stitching.

 

Direct download: Existential_Knitting_Attack_-_Episode_403_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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On the Needles:(0:35)

 

Gigi has been knitting Vanilla socks out of Regia,  also Vanilla socks out of Opal, in the Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night colorway. She started the second sock. She also is working on a pair of  socks out of Julianna’s Fibre.com, that she had started last year. It is a holiday self striping yarn, Under the Mistletoe, and quite festive. She put in waste yarn for the heel.

 

Jasmin has been been binging on children's sweaters. She has been working beading and colorwork on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, and has finished the first set of beaded sheep.

 

Gigi has strung the beads for the Bar Maids House Special, onto Oral B Superfloss, and is ready to get started on the Kismet socks.

 

Jasmin has made progress on her Ashburn, in Lollipop Yarn, in Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize.

 

Gigi working on the January Skies, #BigBadBergalong, Black Trillium Fibres.

She  finished the second color of the gradient.

 

 Jasmin has also made progress on the Anna cardigan.

 

Gigi has a raging case of startosis, pulled yarn for. two sweaters, she swatched for ribbi cardi, and washed the swatch.  She also pulled yarn for a sweater out of Grown; Jasmin also says that Kate Oates has a knitalong for her Grown book .

 

Jasmin found the perfect pattern for her Love is Love yarn, from Knitted Wit ,

inspired by PaperDaisy1's beautiful cardigan. She needs to measure her swatch and redo the math.and she found the perfect pattern, The R & R hoodie, by Tanis Fiber Arts. (It reminds Jasmin of the Wonderful Wallaby)

 

Gigi is working on her weekly preemie hat, while recording.

 

 Jasmin started her Hamilknit hat. and she also worked on the Poly chevron cowl, from the Black Trillium Fibres "Frank it up" kit.

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In Stitches:(22:49)

 

Gigi is wearing wool socks,  hat at night and the Knitmore cowl

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen hat, a bedtime hat, her striped Austin cowl, and an old comfy v-neck sweater. Rex wore the Puerpurium, the Baby Vertebrae,  and the Garter Wrap sweater, Genevieve wore her Squirrel sweater, and the  Elsa sweater.


Events:(26:58)

 

We will be attending Stitches West, sometime in February.


Contest:(26:38)

 

The newest prize is a house special#2 kit from the bar maids.

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.

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 #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.


Mother Knows Best:(30:15)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about zippers. We mention the Periscope we did on shortening zippers. Jasmin mentions Zipperstop.com She also mentions the Zipper Nipper.


When Knitting Attacks:(36:41)

 

Gigi  has been working on the January Skies #BigBadBergalong

On a bobble row, she missed a slip stitch, and ended up with two bobbles next to each other.

tink!

 

Jasmin missed a blue stitch on the Gone Astray.

 

Review:(39:53)

 

This week we review The Knitters Journal from Swatch to Stash

 

Gigi mentions Yarnbot


Straw into Gold:(51:29)

Spin all the things! Jasmin loves spinning on the Device.

 

And Sew On:(53:19)

 

Gigi had been working on giraffe hats from Fleece Hat Friends. She sewed spots on by machine. That turned out incredibly ugly, and she will have to fix that. 

 

Jasmin and Genevieve worked on a No-Sew Frozen Blanket from F&W media.

 

Direct download: Sweater_Binge_-_Episode_402-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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