Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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You probably won't catch us bungee jumping off the Stratosphere or diving with the sharks off the sandy shores of Hawaii (actually you might), but the adventure of submerging ourselves into an unknown city is priceless. We feel that we can build a deeper connection and understanding of our customers (advocates, peeps, close-knit tribe) as we get lost within their hometowns. This is exactly why we are taking two new cities for a spin this April, Pasadena and Nashville. Meet up with us April 17-19 in Pasadena at Vogue Knitting Live or meet up with us April 24-26 in Nashville at Stitches South. Seriously, stop by and let us know your favorite place to grab dinner, a drink, socialize, or even relax. We can't wait to see you there!

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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:(0:32)

 

One minute health update.

 

Gigi has finished three pairs of socks: a pair of Regia Südsee vanilla socks, a pair of Van Gogh socks, and the Mystik Spiral socks, by Mint Rain in Ocean Depth.

 

Jasmin has been working on the  Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway, and is waxing poetic about how lovely the color is. She says the photos don't do the color justice.  She likes the tips for photography from Boston Jen and Knitting Butterflies, and the white balance on the Camera + app.

 

Gigi has knit a few preemie hats and she has washed and blocked a swatch for the 1000 Tulips shawl by Martina Behm #Behmalong, out of Rohrspatz und Wollmeise yarn.

 

Jasmin has found some finishing mojo and is trashtalking NDJen04 from the Commuter Knitter podcast.  She wants to finish every UFO ever started. Leslie from the KnitGirllls is mentioned, as are the Savvy Girls.

 

Gigi is working on the Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.

 

Jasmin has sewn in a sleeve on the Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest, and mentions a recipe for Barberry Rice. And she used the Tincanknits pattern for the Gramps shawl collar on this pattern.

 

Gigi put one row on her Viajante.

 

Jasmin is working on the Austen Cowl from Canon Hand Dyes.

 

Events:(28:20)

 

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery

 

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon

 

Contest:(29:53)

 

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.

Newest prize: Fox In Socks bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

A Highland Thisle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective in an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:55)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

 about what we do with fabric scraps. We like to hear what you do with your scraps, so please tell us in the episode thread. 


When Knitting Attacks:(42:16)

 

Gigi was attacked repeatedly by the Boneyard shawl, and she attacked her Lorelei.

 

 Jasmin enthuses about Forest on First. (Closed now, very sad.)

 Jasmin mentions the Head to Toe Project

 

Purloined:(45:58)

 

We thought we had purloined a great idea from the Prairie Girls. We thought their plan was to cast on a new project a day.  Their idea did not have this crazy scope, they suggested casting on something new for Mothers' Day.

 

Gigi mentions Stash Dash. And she is wondering about rules for the Stash Dash.

 

Review:(49:08)

 

This week we review: Brooklyn Tweed Mens II Collection

 

And Sew On:(1:00:49)

 

Gigi is working on a dress for Genevieve McCall's M5791  out of Tuttifrutti, available at Jo-Anne's and Hancock's.

 

Jasmin has sewing envy from listening to the Fluffy Fibers podcast.

 

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Things mentioned:

The Knit List

The Raspberry Shimmer

Elizabeth Zimmermann's [Now Meg Swansen's] knitting camp

TKGA

Lucy Neatby

Bent tip darning needles

addi Turbo Lace Circular 32-inch (80cm) Knitting Needles

Boye Balene Needles

Bryspun knitting needles

 

 

 

You can find Joan on Ravelry here.

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You probably won't catch us bungee jumping off the Stratosphere or diving with the sharks off the sandy shores of Hawaii (actually you might), but the adventure of submerging ourselves into an unknown city is priceless. We feel that we can build a deeper connection and understanding of our customers (advocates, peeps, close-knit tribe) as we get lost within their hometowns. This is exactly why we are taking two new cities for a spin this April, Pasadena and Nashville. Meet up with us April 17-19 in Pasadena at Vogue Knitting Live or meet up with us April 24-26 in Nashville at Stitches South. Seriously, stop by and let us know your favorite place to grab dinner, a drink, socialize, or even relax. We can't wait to see you there!

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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:(0:34)

 

Gigi has finished her Van Gogh socks out of Opal, made some more progress on her Mystik Spiral socks, the Neon Now socks are progressing.

 

Jasmin is working on the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.

 

Gigi has also worked on the Plymouth Neon Now for Jasmin, with some black stripes, which makes the Neon even louder. Colors need to be set with the citric acid treatment.

Also, she is very taken with the tubular cast on the green Regia socks, from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet,  or the Knitting Sock Techniques 2 DVD.

 

And, she is working on 1000 Tulips shawl by Martina Behm #Behmalong, out of Rohrspatz und Wollmeise yarn.

 

Also, she started a Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.

 

Jasmin is working on a kit from Canon Hand Dyes, the Striped Cowl by Matilde Skår

 

Jasmin mentions Paula Emmons Fussle of Knitting Pipeline, Malia (from the Yarnraising videocast) and Susan B. Anderson. And Birdman.

 

She carries all of this in her Two-Fer bag by Erin Lane.

 

In Stitches:(21:13)

 

Gigi wore her grey Citron. 

 

Genevieve wore just about all of her cardigans.

 

Events:(22:35)

 

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

 

We mention Carolina Homespun, Morro Fleece Works, Janet Heppler from Nebo Rock Ranch and Textiles.

 

We are planning to attend the Black Sheep Gathering 2015,  definitely Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, and Mark Eidman is scheduled to do the fleece judging. Poor man has to FILL Judith Mackenzie's shoes.

 

We mention Off the Waffle, Marché, Pok Pok, Dar es Salam in Wilsonville, Marché.

 

Contest:(30:00)

 

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.

New prize: Fox In Socks bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

New prize: Highland Thisle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon 

 

Mother Knows Best:(35:29)

 

This week we answer a question from the"What do you want to hear about?" thread about blocking lace.

 

Jasmin likes her Handworks blocking wires. They mentions Galina of Orenburg Lace LINK

Jasmin mentions the Swallowtail shawl and the Lily of the Valley Shawl.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(42:36)

 

Gigi was attacked by her 1000 Tulips shawl and needs to use lifelines.

Jasmin was attacked by her yarn, before it even had a chance to be knitting.

 

Purloined:(46:30)

 

This time we purloin an excellent idea by the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin: Cast on a new project every day in May.

 

Jasmin is sneakily planning for Stash Dash.

 

Review:(49:39)

 

This week we review Aurora Borealis Mittens by Shannon Okey.

 

And Sew On:(58:07)

 

Gigi is working on a dress for Genevieve that she cut out last summer. She likes the technique she picked up from Its Sew Easy, for gathering fabric.

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Nicky's JHB Button Collection

Nicky Epstein's Enchanting Collection

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Nicky Epstein's Knitted Embellishments

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

We start by talking about Borscht. (You can find the recipes Galina mentioned in Please to the Table: The Russian Cookbook)

The Omnivore's Dilemma

Gossamer Webs: The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls

The Gossamer Webs Design Collection: Three Orenburg Shawls to Knit

Piece in May/June 2008 Piecework (available here: Piecework 2008-2009 CD Collection)

Kahdril in Twist Collective

The Orenburg Downy Shawl by Irina Bushukhina

The Lace Museum in Sunnyvale, CA

 

 

 

You can find Galina online here, on Ravelry here, and her teaching schedule here.

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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You probably won't catch us bungee jumping off the Stratosphere or diving with the sharks off the sandy shores of Hawaii (actually you might), but the adventure of submerging ourselves into an unknown city is priceless. We feel that we can build a deeper connection and understanding of our customers (advocates, peeps, close-knit tribe) as we get lost within their hometowns. This is exactly why we are taking two new cities for a spin this April, Pasadena and Nashville. Meet up with us April 17-19 in Pasadena at Vogue Knitting Live or meet up with us April 24-26 in Nashville at Stitches South. Seriously, stop by and let us know your favorite place to grab dinner, a drink, socialize, or even relax. We can't wait to see you there!

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 

 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg

Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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:(0:34)

 

1 minute health update.

 

We are going to Black Sheep!

Gigi is knitting Vanilla socks out of Van Gogh Opal, using the tubular cast on from  Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet,  or the Knitting Sock Techniques 2 DVD. Gigi is knitting another pair of socks out of Regia, with the same tubular cast on #operationsockdrawer.

 

Jasmin has finished the Envelope pullover out of yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings, by Ysolda Teague. It still needs to be blocked. She mentions Amy Herzog's Knit Wear Love.

 

Gigi is working on some more socks:  Plymouth Neon Now for Jasmin, with some black stripes, which makes the Neon even louder. Colors need to be set, Jasmin mentions the citric acid treatment.

 

Jasmin picked up the Kapuzin Hoodie again, and she is loving the color of the yarn.

 

Gigi is working on the Mystik Spiral socks again.

 

In Stitches:(17:12)

 

Gigi has worn her Icarus shawl twice, the gray Citron with the lovely beaded bind off, the Swallowtail shawl. 

 

Jasmin mentions the Sarah Brown Shawl from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls.

 

Genevieve has been wearing her Colorblock, the Squirrel sweater, the Duck sweater, and the Annie and the Swiss Cheese sweater, and a hope chest sweater, designed by Ann Norling, and the Mini Mondo Cable cardigan.

 

Jasmin thinks she should be wearing her Breezy cardigan in this weather.

 

Events:(24:34)

 

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

We are also planning to attend the Black Sheep Gathering in Oregon.

 

Jasmin mentions that we released a new interview with the amazing Galina Khmeleva. This is the second interview with her. Also listen to our first amazing interview with her.

 

Contest:(31:54)

 

We have a new prize for #operationsockdrawer:

A Fox in Socks bag by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

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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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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

New prize from Little Skein in the Big Wool  in a thistle theme.

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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon 

 

Mother Knows Best:(39:34)

 

This week we talk about taking advantage of social knitting opportunities in your area.

Lacking that, virtual knitting groups also fill a void. Jasmin mentions Emily's [of Knitting Butterflies] Google hangout.

Jasmin mentioned meeting Prairie Girl Danie from Prairie Girl Knits podcast there.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(43:32)

 

Gigi frogged most of a nearly finished  Plymouth Neon Now sock, because Jasmin likes her neon socks offset with black, and she managed to mess up the OMG heel on the Mystik Spiral socks.

 

Jasmin was repeatedly attacked by her Wee Envelope sweater, and it was entirely user error, and she thinks we need to review the Wee Ones book.

 

Jasmin commiserates about reduced knitting time with GreenTriangleGirl from the Playful Day podcast.

 

Review:(48:52)

 

This week we review Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads, by Cirilia Rose

 

We like her endorsement of any book that Maggie Righetti wrote.


Straw Into Gold:(57:22)

 

Gigi finished spinning the first third of a superwash braid on her wheel.  She seems to have fallen off the spinning 15 min every day wagon.

Direct download: Episode_328.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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About every third question, we are asked, “What is the best value?" We reply with, "What is the best value for YOU?"  Here is our answer: If you are challenged by stretching or only want application to a specific area, the Twist is your best value. If wanting something small to put in a purse or pocket, then the To-Go Bar is your best value. If you are looking for the biggest bang for your buck, then the Body Bar fits the bill. If you are looking for the best eco-luscious moisturizer then you've come to the right place no matter what you choose it's priceless.

 

How may we help? If you have ideas for them…seriously let them know. Call, email, write. Everything you have to say about their products is of value and that is priceless to them.

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 

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 Knitcircus Yarns is pleased as punch to present the Gradient Yoke Sweater Pattern, designed by Amy Detjen. This sweater gives you an exciting and unusual construction; a top-down v-neck raglan. Designed to make the most of a self-striping handpaint, the yoke uses just one skein of gradient yarn, surrounded by coordinating kettle dyes for the body and sleeves. Let our yarn do the color changes for you!

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:(0:35)

 

Jasmin worked on the Envelope pullover out of yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings,

 

Gigi has finished a pair of brown brindled socks out of Trekking Yarn,  that Jasmin claimed. Gigi found her spot in the #Summer of Lace and Beads, Lorelei Cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding,  out of Spirit Trail Fiberworks yarn.

 

She is also churning out more preemie hats. Jasmin laments that she has no sock mojo at this time. Gigi offers to cast on the Viajante for her. Gigi joined her own Vijante and is now working in the round.

 

Gigi is also working on the 1000 Tulips shawl by Martina Behm #Behmalong, out of Rohrspatz und Wollmeise yarn.

 

We are looking forward to this years Stashdash, sponsored by the Knit Girllls, and thinking of how to win creatively. Jasmin mentions Commuter Knitter. Smack talk has started and they are betting "Golden Skeins" , and TV Knitting's Stitchmistress is also getting in on the action.

 

Gigi is working on a pair of socks out of Plymouth Neon Now. Jasmin promises to do the citric acid treatment.

 

Events:(14:59)

 

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

 

We are planning to attend the Black Sheep Gathering 2015,  definitely Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, and Mark Eidman  is scheduled to do the fleece judging. Poor man has to FILL Judith Mackenzie's shoes.

 

In Stitches:(17:10)

 

Gigi wore her Flamingo Feathers

Genevieve has been wearing her Playful Stripes, and a Tulip cardigan knitted by Julie from the Revenge of the Knits Podcast, and the Color Block cardigan


Contest:(20:50)

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:08)

 

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

knitting with two strands of yarn held together.


When Knitting Attacks:(28:16)

 

Gigi's knitting attacked her while working on the Lorelei Cowl. 

 

Jasmin attacked the knitting on the Envelope pullover out of  Wee Ones, in yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings.

 

Gigi managed to have too many stitches on the sock she was knitting.


Review:(37:04)

 

This week  we review Yarn Works, by W.J. Johnson

 

Jasmin names The Intentional Spinner w/DVD, Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning, The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning, Respect the Spindle

Jasmin thinks Jaycee Boggs should write a book on knitting with  Spin Art

 

Straw Into Gold:(47:12)

 

Gigi managed to spin a total of 15 minutes this week.

 

And Sew On:(18:08)

 

Gigi finished the Monkey pants for Genevieve. Also, she fitted and sewed down the straps for last years summer dress. And she replaced elastic on a fitted sheet.

Gigi decided that she will try to sew every friday.

Direct download: Episode_327.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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About every third question, we are asked, “What is the best value?" We reply with, "What is the best value for YOU?"  Here is our answer: If you are challenged by stretching or only want application to a specific area, the Twist is your best value. If wanting something small to put in a purse or pocket, then the To-Go Bar is your best value. If you are looking for the biggest bang for your buck, then the Body Bar fits the bill. If you are looking for the best eco-luscious moisturizer then you've come to the right place no matter what you choose it's priceless.
 
How may we help? If you have ideas for them…seriously let them know. Call, email, write. Everything you have to say about their products is of value and that is priceless to them.
 
 
 
 
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”! 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:(0:34)

 

Jasmin has finished the knitting on the Baby Vertebrae (it also comes in an adult size ).  Jasmin bought the rainbow and sky colored yarn  in the colorway "Nothing says Screw You like Rainbows in a Cloudy Sky". Jasmin calls it "Nothing says 'I love you' like a rainbow", from White Birch Fiber Arts.

 

Since she had empty needles, Jasmin cast on Envelope pullover out of yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings, and the reason why envelope necklines are so awesome.

 

Gigi has gotten to a transition point in herViajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs, in the Drift in a Dream colorway. Also, she has finished knitting 6 preemie hats.

 

Jasmin enthuses about Leslie Wind needles. She has also made some progress on Genevieve's Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.

 

Gigi is working on a pair of Trekking vanilla socks in a brindled brown. She doesn't wear brown, and Jasmin claimed them. Gigi is excited about knitting preemie hats (with bear ears!) out of the leftovers.

 

Jasmin is still setting in sleeves into the Barberry cardigan.

 

In Stitches:(17:57)

 

Gigi is tickled pink with the effect of wearing her Frost Flower Shawl. She fondly mentions Galina of the Orenburg shawls.

 

We mention the Ophidian and the Shipwreck shawl.

 

Genevieve wore her Duck sweater, the Squirrel sweater and the Annie sweater.


Events:(22:13)

 

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

 

Jasmin mentions Sherri from Morro Fleece Works.

 

Contest:(24:10)

 

 Jasmin mentions Kristen from the YarnGasm podcast who thinks a more achievable goal is a  #BoxofSocks.

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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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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon


Mother Knows Best:(23:29)

 

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

 the history of spinning and knitting.

We mentions a shelf full of books dealing with the subject.

 

A History of Hand Knitting

 

No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

 

Alden Amos Big Book Of Handspinning by Alden, Amos (2001)

 

Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts Knitting in the Old Way

 

Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts Spinning in the Old Way

 

Gigi mentions podcasts that mention the history of spinning.

 

Jasmin mentions the History of Lace class we took with Franklin Habit.


When Knitting Attacks:(35:39)

 

 Gigi picked up the Lorelei and cant figure out where she is in the pattern.

 

She was going to start the stockinette sections of the Viajante, and the second needle that she had stuck in the pattern envelope, has escaped.


Review:(37:50)

 

 This week we review Knit Wear Love, by Amy Herzog .

 

We think this is a great companion book: Knit to Flatter, by Amy Herzog. We also mention her Craftsy class, which we need to watch so that we can review it.

 

Straw Into Gold:(51:32)

 

Gigi has been spinning some mystery fiber on her Jenkins Turkish Delight drop Spindle


And Sew On:(52:47)

 

Gigi has been working on Genevieve's monkey pants. Also, she misplaced her Radiant Landscapes

 quilting book.

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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:(0:32)

 

Gigi finished the Regia socks in the beach colors #operationSockDrawer

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Baby Vertebrae (it also comes in an adult size ).  Jasmin bought the rainbow and sky colored yarn  in the colorway "Nothing says Screw You like Rainbows in a Cloudy Sky". Jasmin calls it "Nothing says 'I love you' like a rainbow", from White Birch Fiber Arts.

 

Gigi finished blocking the Mini Waters Edge, and she has cast on her Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs, in the Drift in a Dream colorway.

 

Jasmin mentions the Kapuzin sweater,  out of Lisa Souza yarn in color that works for Genevieve and Beanzilla as well. So she bought yarn in her Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. She is using many stitch markers.

 

Jasmin also talks about setting the colors of the  Baby Vertebrae to make sure the colors don't run.

 

Gigi remembered that the socks she was putting on had a tubular cast on and she decided to do a lot of socks with the tubular cast on. She mentions the adult safari socks from Sockoholic Yarn by Knitters Brewing company in the Tiger Stripe colorway, and is doing the cuffs in black with the tubular cast on, from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet.  She also cast on a pair of Trekking vanilla socks.

 

Jasmin talks about blocking the Barberry cardigan, and now she is setting in the sleeves

 

Gigi  also is working on preemie hats, and is doing an adaptation of the Jared Flood's Turn A Square hat.

 

Events:(21:49)

 

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

 

Contest:(22:53)

 

We have a winner for #operationsockdrawer:

ndjen04, the Commuter Knitter.

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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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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon 

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:44)

 

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

weaving in ends, particularly the Playful Stripes Cardigan, by Alana Dakos

 

Jasmin references the Knitty steeking tutorial and Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified: Philosopher's Wool

 

When Knitting Attacks:(38:15)

 

Gigi had problems doing garter stitch on her Viajante, and practiced doing the tubular cast on from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet

 

Jasmin was stuck at a coffee shop for an hour and a half with no knitting.

 

Review:(40:55)

 

This week we review Knits for Boys,  by Katie Oates and Boys' Knits, by Katya Frankel

 

Jasmin mentions  Natalie from Mastering the Knits and Wonderful Wallaby by Cottage Creations.

She also enthuses about sizing of garments by Tincanknits

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:01:18)

 

Gigi finished spinning her colorful fiber on the Jenkins Turkish Lark, and plied it.

 

And Sew On:(1:03:48)

 

Gigi will sew ribbon into the dress she sewed for Melanie' of the Savvy Girls,  so it won't fall off the hanger. 

Direct download: Episode_325.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:56 PM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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About every third question, we are asked, “What is the best value?" We reply with, "What is the best value for YOU?"  Here is our answer: If you are challenged by stretching or only want application to a specific area, the Twist is your best value. If wanting something small to put in a purse or pocket, then the To-Go Bar is your best value. If you are looking for the biggest bang for your buck, then the Body Bar fits the bill. If you are looking for the best eco-luscious moisturizer then you've come to the right place no matter what you choose it's priceless.

 

How may we help? If you have ideas for them…seriously let them know. Call, email, write. Everything you have to say about their products is of value and that is priceless to them.

 

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.

 

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”! 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:(0:34)

 

Jasmin has been knitting on the Baby Vertebrae, a sweater out of  rainbow and sky colored yarn  in the colorway "Nothing says Screw You like Rainbows in a Cloudy Sky". Jasmin calls it "Nothing says 'I love you' like a rainbow", from White Birch Fiber Arts. She mentions The Twinset talking about knitting for babies.

 

Gigi has not measured her swatch for the Viajante, and needs some autopilot knitting, so she dug up some Regia sock yarn that she bought at Stitches West 2014. She cast it on and is knitting socks for #operationsockdrawer.

 

Jasmin is working on a Kapuzin sweater,  out of Lisa Souza yarn in color that works for Genevieve and Beanzilla as well. So she bought yarn in her Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.

 

Jasmin talks about using locking stitch markers from toplittlerock and christianery on ebay, and  Clover Locking Ring Markers.

 

She is talking about Leslie Wind and her thumb ring cable needle and darning needles. 

 

Gigi has finished the band on the Mini Waters Edge, and thinks she should lengthen the sleeves. 

 

Genevieve and Jasmin blocked the Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. They are using Knitter's Blocks andHandworks Blocking wires

 

Jasmin loves her Scünci steamer.

 

Gigi is making preemie hats out of leftover sock yarn, and is trying to knit a hat a week, an idea that she purloined from C.C. of the Geeky Girls.

 

Events:(23:09)

 

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

 

Contest:(24:31)

 

We have a lot of sock yarn to give away for prizes.

We just got some lovely Jitterbug from Colinette.

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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.

 

Check out Susan B. Anderson's Videocast

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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

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Jasmin says that Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

 

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

summer knitting. Jasmin loves knitting shells out of Tess Yarns microfiber ribbon.

 

We are excited to have another Summer of Lace and Beads.

 

Jasmin talks about the alpaca and cotton boucle pie shawl she knit a few years ago and mentions the Citron.

 

Gigi still wants to knit the Shipwreck Shawl.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(39:45)

 

 Jasmin has been working on the Kapuzin hoodie and it has many more cables than the picture. Also, she bought a zipper for the Barberry Cardigan and the zipper she bought for it will not work.

 

Review:(43:02)

 

 This week we review Once Upon A Knit by Genevieve Miller

 

Jasmin thinks that Ysolda Teague's hooded cape is better designed.

Gigi likes the Knit Your Love shawl with hears from Martina Behm.

 

Straw Into Gold:(53:27)

 

 Gigi has been trying to spin about fifteen minutes every day, and she spins most days. She is spinning a pretty fiber with her Jenkins Turkish Lark.

 

And Sew On:(55:25)

 

Gigi finished the Monkey nightgown Butterick Patterns B4910. 

 

She had seen Quilts at the Pacific International Quilt Show at the Santa Clara Convention Center. These quilts positively glow from the inside. Radiant Landscapes

 

Gigi is most displeased with the quilting class she took. Quilts never get finished in one class session. Offering to have people come back and pay more to get the promised class content feels like bait and switch.

Direct download: Episode_324.mp3
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