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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.

 

Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.

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The newest innovation from the Namaste sisters is the Poppins bag.  This bag opens wide and is surprisingly spacious despite it's compact appearance.  Super cute design with magnetic top closures to allow you to knit out of your closed bag (and separate fibers if you wish) with no worries of snagging your precious fibers.  2 external zipper pockets and plenty more inside, including internal tool storage slots- this bag is awesome.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.com

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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring the new Regia Pop Art and Denim.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 

On The Needles:(0:33)

 

We remind our listeners of the three interviews that we just put up recently: Franklin Habit, Maggie Jackson, and Jane Patrick and Barry Schacht. More interviews will be pushed live on sundays.

 

Jasmin has a lot of socks on the needles, she is thrilled with the Hannukah Stripes by Quere Fiber.

Correction: We mispronounced the name of the lovely Fiber Dyer Mint Rain, who sent us lovely yarn for #operationsockdrawer.

 

Jasmin is knitting socks in the colorway Hocus Pocus, by Mint Rain, and Gigi has cast on socks in Ocean Depths, also by Mint Rain. We wound them up into Wickelknäuel, which look like everlasting Gobstoppers, to make their good looks shine even more. Directions for this technique can be found on Susan B. Anderson's website.

 

Jasmin worked on her  socks from Cephalopod yarns out of the Barberpole Hopper colorway  

and she is knitting "Frozen" socks for Genevieve (Claire Devine's Planum pattern out of Biscotte &Cie).

 

Gigi has finished a pair of tube socks for Genevieve out of Fluormania #operationsockdrawer, #matchynatchyKAL. She also purloined the Blueberry Waffle pattern (free on Ravelry), from Dr Gemma, and is knitting the socks out of Austermann Step.

 

Jasmin is working on her Harvest cardigan, the SPAKAL sweater.

 

We are talking about Susan B. Anderson's idea of #projectsweaterchest. Jasmin has gone around the bend.  We are going to launch a long term knit-along project, to knit ten or twelve sweaters. Jasmin has been talking to Leslie of the Knit Girllls, planning this project. More details on this craziness next week.We will launch this September 21.

 

Jasmin talks about Sock Architecture by Lara Neel, which we reviewed last week, and she wants to knit her way through the book, using Regia.

 

Gigi has finished knitting the lace of the Asterope, and only needs to do the crochet bind-off. She also has cast on a pair of tube socks for Genevieve. Cuffs out of Heritage 150, body out of Witchy Woman by Lollipop Yarn.

 

Events:(18:15)

 

- September 20 from 2pm-6pm: We are hosting a Swift tasting at Purlescence

 

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

 

Also we talked about Homecrafts at the Monterey County Fair.

 

We were very happy to see Carolina Homespun's booth at the Monterey Wool Auction.

Jasmin mentions observing Judith MacKenzie McCuin judging fleece, and Anatomical Erin entering knitting at a show.

 

Contest:(28:32)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture 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.

 

Next weeks prize is a copy of Sock Architecture

 

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We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)... AND, a new prize has come in this week:

 

A skein of sock yarn in the colorway "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:53)

 

We are talking about making mistakes being opportunities for learning.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:05)

 

Jasmin's Harvest Cardigan is suffering form armhole pooch.

 

Gigi's messed up the toe of her Schnozberry socks, out of Neon Now. She managed to knit too many stitches on waste yarn for the afterthought heel for the Gooseberry Waffle socks. We mention the TwinSet Designs podcast.

 

Jasmin worked on a pair of socks from Cephalopod yarns out of the Barberpole Hopper colorway (#operationsockdrawer), but forgot to take her waste yarn with her and had to improvise.

 

Gigi had blocked the Rocky Coast cardigan, and discovered that a straight up and down sweater doesn't really fit her. Next time she will build in increases, to accommodate her shape.

 

She was working on the Witchy Woman tube socks and managed to create some more ends to weave in, needlessly.

 

Also, she cast on the Ocean Depths colorway from Mint Rain Yarns, with a Sock Architecture pattern. The stripey yarn wanted an plain pattern.

 

Purloined:(51:17)

 

This week we are purloining Chai from the Knit Knit Cafe podcast, hosted by the lovely Abby.

 

Clothes on Shows:(53:03)

 

We talk about Outlander. We love watching it, and then re-watching it with the commentary by Ronald Moore.  There is a scene of wool waulking.

 

Gigi mentions Sam Heughan and the Heughligans, and Terry Dresbach (the costume designer) and proposes "Dresbachanalian" as a term for her fans.

 

Review:(57:05)

 

This week we review Beastly Crochet by Brenda K.B. Anderson

 

We mention Halos of Hope

 

And Sew On:(1:05:18)

 

Gigi is still working on the dress for Genevieve, (Simplicity 2265) and finds the hand sewing soothing.  

 

She ran into a snag when it came to sewing in button holes. September is National Sewing Month.

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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.

Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.

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On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Gigi is working on the Asterope shawl and finds it challenging. Jasmin has not worked on her for the #SummerofLaceandBeads. Jasmin mentions the Frostflower shawl Gigi knitted.  Jasmin  thinks she should work on her Brandywine.

 

Gigi had planned to knit the Red Rock Canyon, but that hasn't happened yet. Jasmin had planned to knit the Bitterroot, and she wants to finish her #matchymatchyKAL projects.

 

Gigi is knitting the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL, and just figured put how long she wants the sleeves.

 

Jasmin is working on a sock for her #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL out of the Outlander colorway from Voolenvine in the Lush base, in the Fraser Tartan project bag from Caithness Craft Collective.

 

Not to be confused with the Je Suis Prest, from Ginger Twist Studio. (Which is also gorgeous.)

 

Gigi is also knitting onsocks out of Neon Now, in the Schnozberry colorway (her name, not the dyers). Jasmin has made excellent progress on her SPAKAL cardigan. the Harvest cardigan

 

Jasmin worked on a pair of socks from Cephalopod yarns out of the Barberpole Hopper colorway (#operationsockdrawer),  

 

Also, she finished the Breezy cardigan, blocked it, and enthuses about how much she likes SOAK, and using OXO Folding Sweater Dryer.

 

Events:(18:39)

 

We are hosting a Swift tasting at Purlescence on September 20 from 2pm-6pm

 

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

 

We had an amazing time at the Monterey Wool Auction, and we are excited about lots of thing, and we had great fair food. Fried artichoke hearts, ceviche, shrimp cocktail and funnel cakes.

 

We find that having the wool auction on a holiday weekend is not optimal, and we think that the wool auction would be better attended on a regular sunday. So Jasmin is writing a letter to suggest a more convenient day.  [Form letter and destination info will be available in episode 298 shownotes.]

 

We love Mendenhall fleeces. We dropped off our fleeces with Morro Fleece Works for processing.

 

Contest:(37:35)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile.

 

The prize for this weeks winner is an Oh for Feet's Sake bar, provided by the lovely Bar Maids.

 

The winner for this week is RedRaider

 

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Honorable mention Marywithani Schrödinger's Sockdrawer

 

PICTURE PENDING PERMISSION

 

More prizes have come in from Lisa SouzaMint Rain on Etsy, Bar Maids

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)

 

Jasmin is coveting a skein of Je Suis Prest, from Ginger Twist Studio.

 

Mother Knows Best:(42:41)

 

This week we talk about Blue Ribbons at fairs. Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie, and she would love to see Deb Robson and Beth Smith judge fleeces.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(49:09)

 

Gigi was attacked by her Gooseberry Waffle socks. Jasmin is working on her Harvest cardigan and having issues with the depth of the armhole.

 

Gigi started the Knit your Love Shawl from Martina Behm. She needed sharper needles and made a mistake somewhere..

 

Clothes on Shows:(54:04)

 

Project Runway has become very interesting. We have enthusiastically announced our support for #teamkini.

 

Review:(55:12)

 

This week we review Sock Architecture by Lara Neel. 

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:03:20)

 

Gigi iwas spinning with her broken spring, but will be spinning on the Victoria, until her wheel is fixed. She was spinning her neppy fleece, and Andrew had to listen to the intermittent whirr of the wheel, instead of the soothing purr of Jasmin's spinning.

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Things mentioned:

 

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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.

Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.

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The newest innovation from the Namaste sisters is the Poppins bag.  This bag opens wide and is surprisingly spacious despite it's compact appearance.  Super cute design with magnetic top closures to allow you to knit out of your closed bag (and separate fibers if you wish) with no worries of snagging your precious fibers.  2 external zipper pockets and plenty more inside, including internal tool storage slots- this bag is awesome.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.com

purllogolarge

Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring the new Regia Pop Art and Denim.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com .

 


On The Needles:(0:38)

 

Jasmin  has finished her Breezy cardigan out of baby Cormo handspun. We are excited about Susan B. Andersons #ProjectSweaterChest, and mention her podcast. She mentions the White Lies Bedjacket.

 

Jasmin found new a new-to-her podcast: Knitting Butterflies

 

Gigi has a finished object: the Mostly Warmness Wristers #Behmalong, out of Schoppel-Wolle in Wunderkleck.

 

 Jasmin is working on a sock for her #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenow KAL out of the Outlander colorway from Voolenvine in the Lush base LINK, in the Fraser Tartan project bag from Caithness Craft Collective.

 

Gigi finished seaming the  Dr Watson . Jasmin is working on Hanukkah Stripe socks out of Quere Fibre. She is excited about the Dark Tardis yarn,  also from Quere Fibre.

 

 Jasmin enthuses about Martina Behm's club, and her lovely kits. Gigi put a lifeline into her Asterope, and finds it a challenging knit. She kitchenered the toe of a vanilla sock out of Neon Now, in the Schnozberry colorway (her name, not the dyers).

 

Gigi played yarn chicken with socks for Genevieve out of Fluormania.  She is excited about knitting the blueberry waffle socks.  Jasmin is working on a pair of socks from Cephalopod yarns out of the Barberpole Hopper colorway (#operationsockdrawer), and the yarn grew on her as she was knitting. Cephalopod Story

 

Jasmin started knitting her SPAKAL sweater.

 

Loose Ends:(21:10)

 

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- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Jasmin announces the interview with Franklin Habit.

 

You can find Franklin's blog here, Franklin on Twitter, Dolores on Twitter, Harry on Twitter, and Franklin's teaching calendar here.

 

There will be more interviews with other fascinating knitting celebrities, released on Sundays.

 

Start searching for your theme for 2015.

 

Jasmin mentions the tartan project bag she ordered from Caithness Craft Collective's etsy strore

 

Events:(28:13)

 

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

 

Jasmin talks about Shari from Morro Fleece Works.

 

Contest:(31:06)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile.

 

The prize for next weeks winner is an Oh for Feet's Sake bar, provided by the lovely Bar Maids.

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)

 

Jasmin is coveting a skein of Je Suis Prest, from Ginger Twist Studio.


Mother Knows Best:(33:59)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

using a Mini Niddi-Noddy from Carolina Homespun. Jasmin mentions Learn to Spin (CORRECTION, book is called Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning), by Judith MacKenzie.

 

She touches on SOAK.  She got heckled for a small swatch by Marly Bird

 

She mentions The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinningby Alden Amos. She recommends taking classes with Jacey Boggs  (find her book here)

 

When Knitting Attacks:(40:03)

 

Jasmin mentions the Gramps cardigan and Yowza what a Skein in Cathrine, by Miss Babs.

Gigi' spinning was Rumplestilzkined, and now spring of her spinning wheel needs to be replaced.

 

She sewed the straps of Genevieve's dress into the topstitching.

 

Clothes on Shows:(46:04)

 

We listened to Ron Moore's podcast with his commentary on the Outlander series. We really enjoyed the input from Terry Dresbach, who is the costume designer for this show. She has a blog where she talks about her work on Outlander.

 

Review:(53:01)

 

This week we review Baby Knits from Around the World, by Kari Cornell

 

Jasmin recommends Baby Knits from Around the World by Ann Budd as a companion piece.

 

Jasmin recommends the Erin Lane Extra Large Self Locking Drawstring bag

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:02:36)

 

Gigi has been spinning on her SPAKAL project, and she put her spinning on plastic bobbins.

 

Jasmin has started her knitting her SPAKAL 2014 project, the Harvest cardigan, that she stores in her Erin Lane bag.

 

And Sew On:(1:06:44)

 

Jasmin set up her sewing machine that she had serviced by Ray's sewing. She mentions the Fat Squirrel Speaks.

 

Gigi is working on a summer dress (Simplicity 2265) for Genevieve out of  tutti frutti fabric.

 

She is thrilled to have found her Boston Revolver (CORRECTION: Brooklyn Revolver) for cutting and pressing.

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Things mentioned:

 

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It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons

Yarnover (in Minneapolis)

 

Franklin's patterns can be found here.

 

You can find Franklin's blog here, Franklin on Twitter, Dolores on Twitter, Harry on Twitter, and Franklin's teaching calendar here.

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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.

 

Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.

namaste photo highreslogo2_zpsf5371957.jpg

The newest innovation from the Namaste sisters is the Poppins bag.  This bag opens wide and is surprisingly spacious despite it's compact appearance.  Super cute design with magnetic top closures to allow you to knit out of your closed bag (and separate fibers if you wish) with no worries of snagging your precious fibers.  2 external zipper pockets and plenty more inside, including internal tool storage slots- this bag is awesome.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.com

purllogolarge

Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 

On The Needles:(0:38)

 

 Jasmin will be airing interviews with knitting rockstars on Sundays. She has been knitting on her Breezy cardigan. She loves her sweater size Erin Lane bag.

 

Gigi is bemoaning the amount of stitches each row of the peplum of her Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko take. Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL for Genevieve.

 

Jasmin is knitting the Barberry Cardigan for her #matchymatchyKAL out of Calder and Rothko. Gigi is working on a pair of neon tube socks for Genevieve.

 

Jasmin mentions the Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast. Gigi is working on a pair of Vanilla socks in Neon Now.  She is also knitting on the the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I, she blocked her Sothia

 

Jasmin enthuses about Franklin Habit's classes.

 

Loose Ends:(16:32)

 

Labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Summer of Lace and Beads is ongoing.

 

A number of podcasts have a new podcast feed. Jasmin mentions

 

2 Knit Lit Chicks

Stitch Sisters

Knitty Ginger

Stitches, Stews and Stylish Hues

 

Stitch Party

The Fearless Knitter

Canary Knits

The Knit Girllls 

Geeky Girls Knit

 

CC from the Geeky Girls Knits explains how to update RSS feeds in iTunes here.

 

Events:(19:53)

 

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest , at the Santa Clara Convention Center

 

Jasmin talks about Sherri from Morro Fleece Works.

 

Contest:(24:59)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer

have your ravelry name on your instagram profile.

 

This weeks winner  is Wurster-weight , she won a skein of Abstract Fiber's Supersock in the Knitmore colorway.

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristen from YarnGasm.

 

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)

 

Jasmin is knitting the Cointreau cowl and Gigi is knitting the Wild Iris from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:22)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

dog hair sticking to socks.

 

Jasmin likes the Mars Comb, and the rake, we use  3M Lint Roller but really like the Red velvet lint brushes. Gigi likes Ostrich feather dusters, Jasmin prefers Diaper Rags.


When Knitting Attacks:(37:40)

 

Gigi was attacked by the preemie hat she was trying to knit. Jasmin was attacked by her SPAKAL yarn, and managed to temporarily lose her wedding band. 

 

Review:(42:49)

 

This week we review Knitting Outside the Swatch, by Kristin Omdahl

 

Jasmin mentions the Knit Girllls, and Nicky Epstein. Jasmin mentions One Skein Wonders Books.

 

Straw Into Gold:(49:12)

 

Jasmin has conceptual spinning, she is figuring out how to get a four ply yarn out of three bobbins of yarn.

 

Gigi is spinning for her SPAKAL project. Her technique seems to be improving a bit.

 

And Sew On:(52:24)

 

Gigi is working on a summer dress  for Genevieve out of  tutti frutti fabric. Also, there are plans to sew the Elsa dress Simplicity S0733 from Frozen for Genevieve.

 

Jasmin talks about Genevieve wearing an Olivia costume for Halloween.

 

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On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Jasmin declares that she has won Stash-Dash with all kinds of stuff, and a total of 7022 meters.  And we go on about how awesome The Knit Girllls are.

 

Gigi thinks Stash Dash should not last all summer, because then there would be no time for The Summer of Lace and Beads. 

 

Jasmin finished the Colorblock pullover for Genevieve. She mentions Alana Dakos and her podcast Never Not Knitting, and talks about how to get a toddler involved in knitting.

 

Gigi finished knitting the  Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL for Genevieve, and is working on her own Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko.

 

Jasmin is working on the Breezy cardigan. Gigi finished the Indie Burghe socks out of Regia Fluormania, and we mention the new sock patterns by Charles D. Gandy.

 

Gigi has blocked the Victorian Girls Coat, out of Venezia, she blocked her second Hitchhiker out of Schoppel-Wolle in Wunderklecks #behmalong. Also blocked: Rocky Coast Cardigan (misattributed as Gnarled Oak) cardigan, out of Cascade Ecological Wool.

 

Jasmin cast on Hanukkah Stripe socks out of Quere Fibre.

 

Gigi turned heels and knitted gussets on the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I , and she cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Neon Now .

 

The Dr Watson sweater is one seam away from being done.

 

Also #summeroflaceandbeads, Gigi put another row on her Asterope

 

Loose Ends:(20:27)

 

Labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Summer of Lace and Beads is ongoing

 

Events:(22:18)

 

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest , at the Santa Clara Convention Center

 

Contest:(25:22)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer

have your ravelry name on your instagram profile.

 

The prize for next weeks winner is a skein of Abstract Fiber's Supersock in the Knitmore colorway.

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristen from YarnGasm.

 

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)

 

Jasmin mentions the tartan project bag she ordered from Caithness Craft Collective's etsy strore

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:38)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

how to set up a good yarn pantry.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(43:54)

 

Gigi was attacked by unraveling stitches, because she hadn't cut of the end of her Victorian Girl's Coat, and on the sleeves of the Petra out of Dream in Color, in the colorway Purple Rain.

 

Jasmin was attacked by a sock.

 

Purloined:(49:29)

 

This week we are purloining The Tasting room from the Knit Girllls. And we are intrigued by the

 The Every Last Yard sweater,  that is knitted from the top down, until you run out of yarn.

 

Jasmin mentions Miriam Felton's book Twist & Knit

 

We like that Julie Weisenberger of cocoknits lets people try on garments at shows. Also, Jasmin recommends Downcast.


Review:(54:21)

 

This week we review Stashbot, by Hannah Fettig 

 

Jasmin mentions Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf

 

Straw Into Gold:(59:50)

 

Jasmin finished plying her SPAKAL yarn. She talks about using up the last bits of handspun and what to use it for.  She mentions Schacht 6" Plastic bobbins, Schacht Electric Bobbin Winder, Swedish Bobbin Winder.

 

Gigi has spun a little bit more for her SPAKAL.

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On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has two finished objects: She has blocked her Featherweight cardi and her  Rocky Coast cardigan, missattributed as Gnarled Oak cardigan. She also set in the sleeves of the Dr Watson sweater and steamed the seams.

Jasmin is almost finished with the Dr Who, Vincent and the Doctor socks out of Quere Fibre. Gigi has been working on the Dianthus Superbus socks from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, vol I.

Jasmin cast on a pair of socks from Cephalopod yarns out of the Barberpole Hopper colorway (#operationsockdrawer), and the yarn grew on her as she was knitting. Cephalopod Story

Gigi is knitting the Mini Water's Edge for Genevieve out of Abstract Fiber Calder #matchymatchyKAL. She has finished the body. She is also knitting the adult version, the Water's Edge for herself out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko.

Jasmin touches on the podcast by Hannah Fettig and Pam Allen (Knit.fm). We also mention Alana Dakos' podcast Never Not Knitting.

We mention the audio version of Outlander. Jasmin has cast on on the Cointreau cowl, by Thea Coleman out of Himalayan Trails by Bijou Basin, and she mentions the #countdowntooutlander #kiltmenowKAL.

Loose Ends:(16:27)

Labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

- Summer of Lace and Beads is ongoing

Jasmin mentions Stash Dash.

Gigi talks about the Warsaw based artist Ne Spoon.

Events:(19:54)

- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest , at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Directors Cut on how to pick a fleece.

Contest:(21:45)

Contest winners will be chosen picked  on originality and general delightfulness

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants need to post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer

have their ravelry name on your instagram profile.

Winner for #operationsockdrawer this week is Patty B. who won a skein of Abstract Fiber Temptation in the colorway Knitmore.

Winning picture: POST

Contest #countdowntooutlander  #kiltmenowKal, sponsored by Bijou Basin. This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

Three skeins of Himalayan Trail from Bijou Basin Ranch are prizes.

This is an instagram contest. Participants need to label entries with #countdowntooutlander #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged. Prizes will be awarded at the mid season break and at the end of season 1 of Outlander.

Mother Knows Best:(26:24)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

how we picked our spinning wheels.

We mention the Matchless, (Jasmin told the story of how she started spinning on Cast On), bought an Ashford Traveler, upgraded to the Matchless, got a Louet Victoria, a Schacht Reeves, a Hanson Mini Spinner, the Ladybug, the Louet Julia. and the Sidekick.

Jasmin sings the praises of Schacht customer service.

When Knitting Attacks:(39:49)

Gigi was attacked by the Indie Burgh socks that she was knitting out of Regia Fluormania. Jasmin's Cointreau cowl attacked her.

Purloined:(42:28)

This week we are purloining "Brewing" from the KnitKnit Cafe podcast.

Gigi wants to find a pattern that does the lovely Bijou Basin Yarn justice. She thinks she will knit a pattern from Sivia Hardings Book of Cowls.

Review:(47:02)

This week we review Fiona's Flame, by Rachael Herron

Straw Into Gold:(56:29)

Gigi is not impressed with her performance on Tour de Fleece. Jasmin did very well and spun all the fiber, and has started plying, and her swatch looks marvelous. She used a niddy noddy, the"maggie" mini, available here

Jasmin mentions the Manduka Yoga pillow.

And Sew On:(1:01:57)

Gigi worked some more on the Nemesis dress, and cut out a dress for Genevieve. She talks about tutti frutti fabric.

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