Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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What makes Abstract Fiber's sock yarns stand out from the rest?  Our brilliant colors don't bleed. Our skeins rarely have knots. Our yarns are beautifully constructed to minimize splitting and show off stitch patterns. Our colors are designed to minimize pooling and striping. Check out Abstract Fiber's outstanding sock yarns at AbstractFiber.com

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When you own a business you find yourself up at ungodly hours formulating your next step, and juggling between adored and effective products, and creating new interest. So I found myself face-to-face with facts, the nitty-gritty numbers and the [dirty] details. Numbers don't lie - right?  As difficult as it is, we are discontinuing scents and products that just don't make cents. But we are absolutely thrilled and excited about offering new scents and products that you have been asking for. We are actively creating some major spark in our studio. (This calls for super strong shades!) Before these sparks start flying, check out the nitty-gritty and dirty details of our current scents at the new Bar-Maids Blog.

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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)

 

Jasmin has been doing the Citric Acid soak, and is pleased with the Hocus Pocus socks by Mint Rain /Kaitie's Creations, and also likes how color fast it is.  She mentions Rockin' Green Detergent. Jasmin is working on her Happy Howloween socks out of  Lollipop Yarn in their Beefcake base.

 

Gigi has finished a pair of socks from MarigoldJen in the Purple Finch colorway.

 

Jasmin is working on Genevieve's Olivia hat for her Halloween costume. She also worked on her SPAKAL cardigan. Jasmin mentions her Mondo Cable cardi. She refers to The Spinner's Book of Fleece by Beth Smith. She also wore the Breezy cardigan by Hannah Fettig from Knitbot.

 

Gigi cast on Halloween socks out of Ladybug Fiber company in the "Butternut" colorway.

She has been washing her swatch for the Wild Iris cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding. She is knitting it out of Bijou Basin Ranch's Himalayan Trail in the color Sassenach.

 

Jasmin is raving about the colors of her newest sock out of Stingy Jack by Invictus Yarns.

 

Jasmin excitedly announces that the Stashbot App is available .

 

Loose Ends:(22:20)

 

We are still doing the Knitmore-A-long labels printed and provided by 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

 

Events:(24:22)

 

 -Stash Swap at Purlescence, Oct 25th, noonish  until closing.

  -Pajamma Jammie Jam, date TBA.

 

Gigi and Jasmin went to Pacific International Quilt Fest, and had a wonderful time. Gigi mentions the Miracle Ironing Board Cover. We met a quilting podcaster: Annie Smith: Quilting Stash. Jasmin picked up parts for her Featherweight, and Gigi purchased an OLFA rotary cutter and OLFA pinking blade.

 

Contest:(34:34)

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #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.

 

New Prizes!

From Gourmet Stash:  two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn in the time traveler colorway, and in the waterweed colorway . 

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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.

 

This weeks winner is Jananavwho won a skein of  Mint Rain in Berry Sundae with matching  berry colored yarn for heels and toes, generously provided by Kaitie's Creations.

 

The next prize for #OperationSockdrawer has been generously provided by Lollipop Yarns: a ball of in Kodachrome in the Beefcake base.


Mother Knows Best:(38:43)

 

This week Gigi talks some more about having an effective closet. Jasmin mentions the Butter By Nadia Dresses

 

Purloined:(42:28)

 

This week we purloin (again?) Adventskalenderwickelknäul from Stadt, Land, Wolle, hosted by Manu and Elli

 

Jasmin decided to put a poll in the ravelry group in this week's episode thread.


Review:(46:59)

 

 This week we review The Knowledgeable Knitter, by Margaret Radcliffe

 

And Sew On :(54:50)

 

Gigi shortened jeans for Grandpa Knitmore. She is thinking about  buying a Humpjumper.

And she did a lot of handsewing on the Nemesis Dress for Melanie of the SavvyGirls Podcast.

Direct download: Episode_304.mp3
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This Director's Cut is brought to you without commercial interruption by Abstract Fiber, the best place to buy the most beautiful yarn and fibers ever.

 

Things mentioned:

 

Spunky Eclectic

Spin Control: Techniques for Spinning the Yarns You Want

Ashford traditional

Abby Franquemont

The Walking Dead

Kindle

Lantern Moon

 

 

You can find Amy on Ravelry here, on Twitter here, and you can find her teaching schedule here

 

Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Amy_King.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:23 PM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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What makes Abstract Fiber's sock yarns stand out from the rest?  Our brilliant colors don't bleed. Our skeins rarely have knots. Our yarns are beautifully constructed to minimize splitting and show off stitch patterns. Our colors are designed to minimize pooling and striping. Check out Abstract Fiber's outstanding sock yarns at AbstractFiber.com

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

When you own a business you find yourself up at ungodly hours formulating your next step, and juggling between adored and effective products, and creating new interest. So I found myself face-to-face with facts, the nitty-gritty numbers and the [dirty] details. Numbers don't lie - right?  As difficult as it is, we are discontinuing scents and products that just don't make cents. But we are absolutely thrilled and excited about offering new scents and products that you have been asking for. We are actively creating some major spark in our studio. (This calls for super strong shades!) Before these sparks start flying, check out the nitty-gritty and dirty details of our current scents at the new Bar-Maids Blog.

 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:(0:33)

 

Gigi finished the animal print tube socks. Jasmin has finished the Hocus Pocus socks by Mint Rain and Kaitie's Creations. We mention the Citric Acid soak. The Outlander colorway socks from Voolenvine came out of the wash without losing color.

 

Gigi has been knitting Halloween socks out of MarigoldJen yarn in the Purple Finch colorway. Gigi mentions Cat Bordhi's Houdini socks.  Jasmin mentions Sock Architecture.

 

 She also mentions the Knitmore Girls Instagram account and the Knitmore Girls Pinterest boards.

 

Gigi has swatched for her next cowl, the Wild Iris, from the Book of Cowls, by Sivia Harding, out of Himalayan Trails, by Bijou Basin Ranch.

 

Jasmin is working on the #countdowntooutlander, #Kiltmenow, she has started on socks out of Je Suis Prest, by Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh , which she is carrying in her Caithness Craft Collective tartan bag.

 

Gigi was knitting the Mystik Spiral socks out of Opal Van Gogh, and she ripped back the striping part, because it didn't show.

 

Jasmin is working on Howloween socks SPELLING? BY Lollipop Yarn in the Beefcake base.

Also, she is working on an Olivia hat for Genevieve's Halloween costume.

 

Loose Ends:(16:54)

 

Jasmin has pushed live our interview with the amazing Judy Becker

 

We talk about how the issues with the fading of the yarns from Biscotte &amp; Cie continued.

Jasmin found a source for Citric Acid.

 

 

 Events:(25:55)

 

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

- Purlescence Yarn Swap October 25

 - Pajamma Jammie Jam, date TBA.

 

Contest:(27:37)

 

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.

 

Prize for Operation Sockdrawer generously provided by

 

Next prize is a skein of  Mint Rain is Berry Sunday with matching  berry colored yarn for heels and toes, generously provided by Kaitie's Creations.

 

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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.

 

New Prizes!

From Gourmet Stash:  two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn in the time traveler colorway, and in the waterweed colorway . 

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:40)

 

This week's advice is: Caveat Emptor- Buyer Beware!

 

We have always been satisfied with yarns we bought from Lisa Souza, Abstract Fiber, Tess Yarns, Fab Funky Fibres and Invictus Yarns. If you are not sure about the colorfastness of your yarn, do the citric acid treatment.

 

Jasmin mentions Rockin' Green detergent.

 

Purloined:(36:08)

 

This week we are purloining from Die Urbane Spinnstube, hosted by Diestelfliege, and the way they do yarn swaps.

 

Jasmin mentioned the White Lies bed jacket.

 

Review:(45:59)

 

This week we review

The Fleece &amp; Fiber Sourcebook, by Deb Robson and Carol Ekarius

Jasmin mentions the kindle edition version of this book, the The Knitter's Book of Wool, and the

The Spinner's Book of Fleece by Beth Smith

 

She calls these three books the Trifecta of spinning books that should be on the Christmas list of spinners.

 

Also, she mentions In Sheep's Clothing.

 

 

Straw Into Gold:(54:21)

 

Gigi got Rumpelstilzkined: she set up her wheel, but couldn't find her fiber anywhere.

Jasmin mentions Spinzilla, Leslie from Knit Girllls and Kate from Gourmet Stash.

 

And Sew On:(56:44)

 

Jasmin is sewing up a giant pile of Halloween project bags, with Gigi doing the cutting and pressing.

Jasmin is very satisfied with the Miracle Ironing Board Cover.

 

Gigi finally sewed the zipper into the Nemesis dress. The zipper did not go in without a fight, but Gigi won in round two, with help of her quilting Stiletto.

Direct download: Episode_303.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34 AM

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This director's cut is brought to you without commercial interruption by Abstract Fiber, the best place to buy the most beautiful yarn and fibers ever.

 

 

Judy's Magic Cast on

Judy's book: Beyond Toes: Knitting Adventures With Judy's Magic Cast-On

Wanda (crochet hook on one side, needle on the other)

Nostepinne

Koigu

Lorna's Laces

Cherry Tree Hill

StitchJones

Mac and Cheese recipe

Candied Sweet Potato recipe

 

You can find Judy on Ravelry here and on Twitter here.

Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Judy_Becker.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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When you own a business you find yourself up at ungodly hours formulating your next step, and juggling between adored and effective products, and creating new interest. So I found myself face-to-face with facts, the nitty-gritty numbers and the [dirty] details. Numbers don't lie - right?  As difficult as it is, we are discontinuing scents and products that just don't make cents. But we are absolutely thrilled and excited about offering new scents and products that you have been asking for. We are actively creating some major spark in our studio. (This calls for super strong shades!) Before these sparks start flying, check out the nitty-gritty and dirty details of our current scents at the new Bar-Maids Blog.

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If you haven't seen the new Megan Pouchlet by Namaste you'll want to!  This handy morsel of goodness is larger than a Jemma Pouch and smaller than a Devin Wristlet, so the size is really ideal.  It's got a wristlet strap and is perfect for storing keys, credit cards, notions, or other small items.  When you wanna grab and go, grab for your Megan Pouchlet.  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 Opal Sweet and Spicy 2 collection, as well as restocks of all the colors of the Hundertwasser collection.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 

 

On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Jasmin finished a pair of socks in the Outlander colorway from Voolenvine, in the Lush base. Gigi has finished the sleeves for the the Water's Edge  #matchymatchyKAL. Genevieve's Mini Water's Edge. #matchymatchyKal, just needs a buttonloop.

 

Jasmin is working on the #countdowntooutlander, #Kiltmenow, she has started on socks out of Je Suis Prest, by Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh , which she is carrying in her Caithness Craft Collective tartan bag.

 

Gigi is working on her Mystik Spiral socks. Jasmin is working on Hocus Pocus socks by Mint Rain

Gigi is knitting a pair of tube socks for Genevieve out of left over animal print yarn by Schöller Wolle.

 

Jasmin cast on a hat out of Cascade Longwood.


Loose Ends:(12:03)

 

We are still doing the Knitmore-A-long labels printed and provided by 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

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Jasmin talks about a pair of Biscotte &amp; Cie socks that bled and faded in the washing machine. (Picture above)

 

She was very pleased about the prompt response from Louise at Biscotte &amp; Cie. Kate from Gourmet Stash came up with a DIY solution to fix dye on yarn. You can read about this on Jasmin's blog here.

 

 Events:(22:24)

 

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

 - Pajamma Jammie Jam, date TBA.

 

Contest:(23:57)

 

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.

 

New Prizes!

From Gourmet Stash: two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn in the time traveler colorway.

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

 

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.

 

Our winner this week is arthjarna!

 

Next prize is a skein of  Mint Rain is Berry Sunday with matching  berry colored yarn for heels and toes.


Mother Knows Best:(30:29)

 

This week Gigi talks some more about having an effective closet.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:06)

 

Gigi was attacked by her Linaria Bipartita out of Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet in more than one way, and will have to frog it. She will frog the Opal Van Gogh socks, it does not show the Mystik Spiral socks pattern. She also knitted the sleeve for the Water's Edge too long and had to rip it back.

 

Review:(35:19)

 

This week we review the The Spinner's Book of Fleece, by Beth Smith

 

We also mention our interview with Beth Smith that you should listen to here.

 

We think that this is a great start: "I began spinning because...."

 

We mention Sasha Torres of SheepSpot.

 

 And Sew On:(43:50)

 

Jasmin has been sewing project bags, inspired by the quality of the Erin Lane bags. We have been using this tutorial, with some small changes. It seems somebody small helped with the sewing machine settings.

 

Gigi has not worked on the Nemesis dress. She picked up a Buttonhole Foot for her Janome, so maybe Genevieve's summer dress will be finished soonest, winter is coming.

Direct download: Episode_302.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38 PM

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This Director's Cut is brought to you without commercial interruption by Abstract Fiber, the best place to buy the most beautiful yarn and fibers ever.

 

Things mentioned:

 

The Spinning Loft

Spinning Wool Basics and Beyond by Anne Field

Fleece Selection episode on SpinDoctor

Unicorn Power Scour

Wensleydale wool, Cormo

Flick carder

30" Schacht Reeves

Majacraft Rose

Schacht matchless

Robin Russo

Amy King/Spunky Eclectic

Abby Franquemont

Glee, French Kiss

Sara Lamb

 

Beth's amazing new book: The Spinner's Book of Fleece

 

You can find Beth on Ravelry here, on Twitter here, and you can find her teaching schedule here

Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Beth_Smith.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:04 PM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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What makes Abstract Fiber's sock yarns stand out from the rest?  Our brilliant colors don't bleed. Our skeins rarely have knots. Our yarns are beautifully constructed to minimize splitting and show off stitch patterns. Our colors are designed to minimize pooling and striping. Check out Abstract Fiber's outstanding sock yarns at AbstractFiber.com

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

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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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:(0:37)

 

Gigi has finished the first sleeve of the Water's Edge and is working on the second one #matchymatchyKAL. There is discussion about buttons, and Genevieve's Mini Water's Edge.

We are doing #projectSweaterChest with Susan B. Anderson, and #FitFlatterFeelWonderfulKAL with Susan B. Anderson and the Knit Girllls.

 

Jasmin is working on the Hocus Pocus socks from Mint Rain for #operationsockdrawer. Also the Knit Girllls are having a Halloween Craft Along that you could double dip.

 

Gigi has bound off the Asterope, and she is planning to cast on a Sivia Harding design from Book of Cowls out of Bijou Basin, Himalayan Trail Yarn.

 

Gigi has finished the vanilla socks in the animal print pattern and has cast on tubesocks for Genevieve. She has also finished the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I, out of Wildfoote, and started the Linaria Bipartita, and she is knitting on Mystik Spiral socks, she has one pair out of Regia Mini Ringel, one out of Opal Van Gogh, Ocean Depth out of Mint Rain.

 

Jasmin is knitting on her #CountDownToOutlander, #KiltMeKnowKAL socks in the Outlander colorway from Voolenvine, in the Lush base

 

Gigi has balled up her "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh for a pair of socks, put it in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective, and is looking for a sock pattern to knit it out of.

 

Loose Ends:(13:27)

 

Jasmin talks about our Dreadfully Delayed Interview Series: Franklin Habit, Maggie Jackson, Jane Patrick and Barry Schacht, Jean Frost, Sandi Rosner. Ten more to come.

 

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We are still doing the Knitmore-A-long labels printed and provided by 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.

 

Events:(16:54)

 

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

 

Contest:(19:57)

 

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!), a skein of sock yarn in the "Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh.

 

Winners this week are:

 

Himalayan Trail by Bijou Basin is going to

 

Wilfulmina, Kristiesharp and AndeeKF.

 

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

 

Gourmet Stash sent more prizes for the #CountDownToOutlander 

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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.

 

Winner of the Dizzy Blonde Studios yarn: VickiBrown

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:43)

 

This week Gigi talks about having an effective closet.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(30:01)

 

Gigi managed to knit her Dianthus superbus socks on different size needles. One sock is too tight to fit comfortably. And, she cast on for the Linaria Bipartita out of Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, and turned he cuff inside out.

 

Review:(32:50)

 

This week we are reviewing Brioche Chic, by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark

 

Straw Into Gold:(42:16)

 

Jasmin plied the last little bit of singles that were left from her SPAKAL project

 

Gigi did a bit of spinning but needs to see her wheel so she can remember to spin 15 minutes a day.

 

We mention how much we like the Knit Girllls'  Stash Dash.

 

Jasmin is tasting tribbles from Gourmet Stash.

 

And Sew On:(45:09)

 

Gigi has been sewing on the Nemesis dress for Melanie from the Savvy Girls.

 

Jasmin and Gigi have been sewing up a storm of project bags. You can find the tutorial here.

 

We mention bags by Erin Lane and the Fat Squirrel Speaks, Omnigrid rulers. Jasmin waxes rhapsodic about her Singer Featherweight sewing machine.

Direct download: Episode_301.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03 AM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

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:(0:40)

 

Jasmin is working on #projectsweaterchest #SPAKAL2014, the Harvest sweater. Jasmin managed to conquer the armhole pooch. She is using a load of Clover Locking Ring Markers

 and from toplittlerock and christianery on ebay. She mentions Chic patterns. Gigi mentions Frankin Habit.

 

Gigi is starting loads of Mystik Spiral socks, she has one pair out of Regia Mini Ringel, one out of Opal Van Gogh, Ocean Depth out of Mint Rain.

 

Jasmin mentions her Hocus Pocus socks from Mint Rain, her Outlander socks, Happy Howloween socks in the Beefcake base from Lollipop Yarns, for #operationsockdrawer.

She asks how our listeners want to see pictures of the prizes.

 

Gigi is loving her animal print socks.

 

Jasmin talks about the Fit, Flatter, Feel Good KAL [#FFFWKAL] in conjunction with #operationsweaterchest.

 

She is gushing about her Breezy Cardigan, and mentions Marly Bird's Curvy Knits  Craftsy Class. Jasmin also recommends Elizabeth Doherty's very polished patterns #FFFWKAL.

 

Loose Ends:(19:50)

 

Jasmin talks about our Dreadfully Dealayed Interview Series: Franklin Habit, Maggie Jackson, Jane Patrick and Barry Schacht, Jean Frost, Sandi Rosner. Ten more to come.

 

We mention the interview with Galina.

 

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We are still doing the Knitmore-Along labels printed and provided by 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.

 

Events:(23:33)

 

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

 

We talk about our Swift and Ballwinder tasting at Purlescence.

 

The top swifts that were tasted were:

the Mama Bear table top swift, 

the Ultra Umbrella Swift with counter by Schacht,

 

Jasmin also mentions her beautiful Bluster Bay swift.

 

And the top ball winders were:

Strauch 

Nancy's Knit Knacks

 

Contest:(42:21)

 

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 prize is a  skein of sockyarn by Dizzy Blonde Studios.

 

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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!), a skein of sock yarn in the "Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and yarn and fiber from Gourmet Stash.

 

Mother Knows Best:(44:54)

 

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

starting a podcast.

 

Jasmin recommends Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, and 2Knit Lit Chicks


When Knitting Attacks:(1:02:49)

 

Gigi bemoans the fact that she has mangled a pair of Sock Rockets.

 

Purloined:(1:04:26)

 

This week we are purloining "Road Trip" by the Commuter Knitter

 

We went to Stitch Sewing Lab in Berkeley.

 

We met Jacquie Grant from New Zealand of the New Zealand Auto Knitter Sock Knitting Machines. Here are her fantastic Vimeo tutorials.

 

Review:(1:12:32)

 

This week we review The Fall 2014 Brooklyn Tweed Collectio

 

(Some of these would be amazing for the #kiltmeknowKAL

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:23:32)

 

While Gigi set up the Victoria to spin, her Julia got repaired. She managed to get attacked by her spinning before she found her stride again.

 

And Sew On:(1:27:10)

 

Gigi is still working on the dress for Genevieve Simplicity 2265, but thinks that the Nemesis dress for Melanie from the Savvy Girls should get finished soonest.

 

Thank You:(1:29:34)

 

Thank you all! Also, if you purchase things from our sponsors, please let them know that you heard from them on our podcast.

 

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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 has a finished object: she used leftover  Witchy Woman by Lollipop Yarn, to knit tube socks for Genevieve. Jasmin is working on the Barberry Cardigan out of Abstract Fiber Rothko, for #matchymatchyKAL

 

Jasmin is gushing about the Celestarium, that she wants to knit out of Gourmet Stash yarn. Leslie from the Knit Girlls told her to go ahead.

 

She also is blaming the Mint Rain sock yarn for her staying up to late and knitting.

 

Gigi is working on the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I,

 

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.

 

She is knitting on stripey socks in the Halloween colorway Hocus Pocus from Mint Rain,

socks in Hannukah Stripes by Quere Fiber., with her "Dark Tardis" colorway for the toe and heel. There is progress on the Planum socks out of Biscotte &amp; Cie.

 

Gigi has finished the Schnozberry socks, and  has cast on Vanilla socks out of Fortissima Socka in an animal print. She is also working on Mystik Spiral Socks in Ocean Depth from Mint Rain.

 

Jasmin has been working on the SPAKAL cardigan again, and  she has modified the armhole increases.

 

We mentions that Marly Bird has a Craftsy class that includes making duct tape busts [50% off discount through that link, courtesy of the lovely Marly]. Jasmin talks about the Fit, Flatter and Feel Good Knit-Along.

 

Suggested books:

 

Little Red in the City, by Ysolda Teague

Knit to Flatter, by Amy Herzog

The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, by Ann Budd

 

Events:(23:07)

 

- Saturday, September 20th, we are  hosting a Swift Tasting at Purlescence

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

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:02)

 

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

blocking sweaters. Jasmin mentions the OXO Folding Sweater Dryer, SOAK Wool Wash, Blocking Wires, the Scunci SteamerArianne by Chic Knits, Blocking Squares by CocoKnits, and Stainless Steel T Pins.

 

Contest:(38:18)

 

This weeks winner is 3trees.

 

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 prize is a  skein of sockyarn by Dizzy Blonde Studios.

 

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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 last week:

 

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

 

 

When Knitting Attacks:(42:46)

 

Jasmin has been attacked by her Cointreau cowl, by Thea Coleman out of Himalayan Trails by Bijou Basin. 

 

She found a new pattern by Purl Soho [Structured Alpaca Cowl] on the #SoakWashChallenge. She is going to knit the Cointreau out of Lisa Souza's cashmere in squashblossom.

 

Dream in color sent us some Everlasting yarn, that looks like abalone. Gigi had suggested that Jasmin knit the yarn in the Blueberry Waffle pattern, but it didn't show, ripped. Jasmin finished her barberpole hopper socks.

 

Purloined:(49:16)

 

This week we are purloining from either Commuter Knitter or Down Cellar Studio

 

Review:(58:44)

 

This week we review Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, by Gretchen Hirsch

 

We also mention Gertie Sews Vintage Casual


And Sew On:(1:14:37)

 

Gigi sewed the name tag into Genevieve's dress using a catch stitch. She also sewed the flower and put elastic into the panties. She still needs to sew button holes. Simplicity 2265

 

Jasmin talks about the Featherweight that got tuned up at Ray's. Jasmin gushes about Amy Beth's ( The Fat Squirrel Speaks) project bags and the Erin Lane Bags.

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