Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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.

Direct download: Episode_326.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:40 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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 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:(0:32)

 

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.

 

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg

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)

 

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:41 AM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Have you heard of the mother of all subscription boxes, the Bar-Maids House Special?  A quarterly subscription box, each with a unique theme. The first, was Outlander and if you didn't claim yours, you missed out. It completely sold out! But now is your window of opportunity to snag the second quarter limited edition, Knitmore Girls themed box. The Knitmore Girls House Special not only rewards you with a subscription to happiness, it also admits you to an exclusive club of Bar-Maids fanatics who will receive things chosen by Gigi and Jasmin.  Unreleased to the public, you just might have to keep it under lock and key! The window to reserve your box closes April 3rd. Don't wait, order now as quantities are limited which means when it's gone, it's gone.

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg

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 knitcircus_zps61570f31.jpg

 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:(0:36)

 

 Jasmin started a Baby Vertebrae, and is blaming C.C. from the Geeky Girls for the inspiration, because 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 who shared a booth with Canon Hand Dyes.

 

Jasmin is thinking of knitting a Mama Vertebrae for herself, and also contemplated knitting a Baby Surprise Jacket.

 

Also Genevieve requested buttons to be re-sewn onto her Very Hungry Caterpillar cardigan, and the sleeves need to be lengthened, too. 

 

Gigi  is swatching for the Viajante in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs, in the Drift in a Dream colorway.

 

Random Piece of information: Elevation of Mount Kilimanjaro is 19,340 feet (5,895 meters).

 

 

Jasmin has swatched for matching Kapuzin sweaters,  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.

 

Gigi wonders about the Cassidy and Jasmin mentions a hood down hoodie from Cocoknits.

 

Gigi cast on adult safari socks from Sockoholic Yarn by Knitters Brewing company in the Tiger Stripe colorway.

 

Jasmin making progress on her Calligraphy cardigan, but the very sharp Chiagoo lace needles like to poke her.

 

Gigi picked up the Mini Waters Edge up again, and is working on the edging.

 

Jasmin is blocking the Barberry cardigan with Handworks Dressing wires.

 

Gigi has been knitting preemie hats, and knitted one using the Laxo hat pattern from Knockout Knits:

for inspiration.

 

Gigi also finished knitting a pair of pink tube socks for Genevieve.

 

Loose Ends:(24:55)

 

We are doing a new thing:

#expertEnabler.

 

We haven't shipped any prizes lately, we will do that when Jasmin is not feeling poorly anymore.

 

In Stitches:(26:13)

 

Gigi has been wearing her Katarina, and her Carli. She enthuses about scratchy yarn with serious tooth and body to it.

 

Jasmin wore mostly shawls, her Boneyard out of Abstract Fiber, in the Urban Sunrise colorway, her Ophidian, her Knitmore Citron, her Ribby Cardi, and a Lady Eleanor.

 

Gigi wore her Cassidy, the Lady Eleanor shawl, an Ophidian shawl, and her Brickless.

 

Genevieve wore her Squirrel Sweater, and her Antler cardigan.

 

Contest:(35:19)

 

 We picked a winner for #operationSockdrawer: PrairieGirlDanie won a skein of Dizzy Blonde Yarn in Martha in green tones.

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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.

 

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

 

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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Mother Knows Best:(39:29)

 

This week we answer a question about patterns from pre-podcasting days. We mention the Einstein   Jacket out of  The Knitting Experience Book 1: The Knit Stitch,

Also, the German podcast Stadt, Land, Wolle is mentioned.

 

Jasmin knitted a lot of The Amazing Neckdown Raglan (which is actually called "The Incredible, Custom Fit Raglan Sweater").  Jasmin laments that the Ann Norling Fruit hats are not available through Ravelry. Jasmin knitted a number of baby sweaters from Quick Baby Knits, by Debbi Bliss, and Gigi's Vanilla socks started out from a Cottage Creations pattern. Jasmin talks about a Jo Sharp sweater.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(49:04)

 

Gigi was attacked by a project from Area 51. She pulled a fair isle sock from the The Little Box of Socks back to the heel, because she couldn't figure out where in the pattern she was

She had also managed to knit a pair of the Dianthus Superbus socks from the The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Volume I with different size needles, and so cast on another pair with 80 stitches, which is much too large. She cast on again out of a lovely Steven Be yarn, but the yarn didn't want to be socks.

 

Jasmin was looking for yarn to knit for Genevieve and Beanzilla in the Lisa Souza Booth. She mentions the Gramps sweater by Kate Oats,  that Alana Dakos just had finished. She also mentions the Kangaroo hoodie (actually called the "Wonderful Wallaby". The Kapuzin sweater is the one she will make for both kids.

 

Gigi had been working on the Trouvaille out of handspun yarn, but didn't care for the way the yarn felt while she was knitting. Jasmin suggested fulling the yarn to allow it to bloom, so Gigi frogged the shawl to reknit it after fulling.

 

We mention wool waulking in Outlander.

Gigi mentions an Episode of The Worst Jobs in History .

 

Review:(1:01:57)

 

This week we review

Knitting Architecture,  edited by Tanis Gray,

 

Gigi mentions Hunter Hammersen's Violently Domestic blog

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:11:59)

 

Gigi has been spinning regularly on her wheel and  Lark spindles.

 

And Sew On:(1:13:05)

 

Gigi has been sewing the Monkey night shirt, Butterick Patterns B4910 . Threading the bobbin correctly fixed the unbalanced thread .

Direct download: Episode_323.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:21 PM

Direct download: Episode_322.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:39 AM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg
Have you heard of the mother of all subscription boxes, the Bar-Maids House Special?  A quarterly subscription box, each with a unique theme. The first, was Outlander and if you didn't claim yours, you missed out. It completely sold out! But now is your window of opportunity to snag the second quarter limited edition, Knitmore Girls themed box. The Knitmore Girls House Special not only rewards you with a subscription to happiness, it also admits you to an exclusive club of Bar-Maids fanatics who will receive things chosen by Gigi and Jasmin.  Unreleased to the public, you just might have to keep it under lock and key! The window to reserve your box closes April 3rd. Don't wait, order now as quantities are limited which means when it's gone, it's gone.
 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
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. Use sale code KNITMORELANE for 15% off and FREE shipping though Stitches West!

 

 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)

 

Jasmin has been working on  Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest, since she got more yarn from Abstract Fiber.

 

Gigi has an FO, she knitted Genevieve's tube socks, in "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, with a black cuff and toe, reminiscent of the Blackwatch tartan, for Genevieve's #operationsockdrawer #kiltmenow.

 

Maria is working on the Chevron Baby Blanket from the PurlBee.com in Cascade 220 superwash sport, held double.

 

 Maria has FOs, the Habitat hat out of On The Round handspun on Etsy, and the Vermonter hat, out of Dragonfly Fibers Supertraveller in Starry Night. She mentions the pompoms by Bernat.

 

Gigi has been default knitting preemie hats out of leftover yarn, inspired by Jared Flood's Turn A Square hat.

 

Jasmin needs to figure out what to do so a zipper will look good on the Barberry Cardigan.

She picked up her Calligraphy cardigan in the meantime.

 

In Stitches:(16:15)

 

Gigi wore her Brickless

 

Maria is wearing her Larch cardigan, her Happy Street, and her Libration cowl. We talk about lining hats and mention that the cashmere ladies are going to be at Stitches.

 

Jasmin has been wearing her Seneca sweater.

Genevieve has been wearing her Squirrel cardigan and her Duck Sweater.

 

Events:(24:17)

 

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.

     - Meet and greet! Saturday 2/21 from 11:30-1 (or until we're done) in the Purlescence Yarns booth 

 

Maria also will be at Stitches West, say hi! to her and ask her for a button!

 

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

 

We are toying with the idea of going to Black Sheep

 

Contest:(26:01)

 

Maria picked the next prize for #operationsockdrawer:

Dizzy Blonde Yarn in Martha in green tones.

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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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Jasmin mentions substantial sock yarns:

Regia 6-ply, Lollipop Yarns in the Beefcake base and Berry Colorful Yarnings has a substantial base, and Opal also comes in a heavier weight.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:32)

 

This week we talk about how to pack knitting for attending a fiber festival.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:08)

 

 Gigi had started the Trouvaille kit, by Leslie Thompson from the Knit Girllls podcast, but blew past the point where she needed to do increases. Frogged back.

 

Jasmin had intended to work on the SPAKAL cardigan, which was AWOL. She couldn't find it. She needs some yarn wound before she could knit more.

 

Gigi couldn't get gauge when she was swatching for the 1000 Tulips from the Strick Mich! Club.

 

Review:(41:06)

 

This week we review Fair Isle Style by Marie Jane Mucklestone

 

Jasmin mentions Lace Style

 and Scarf Style

 and Scarf Style 2

 

Straw Into Gold:(55:30)

 

Gigi has been having issues with the drive band on her wheel. Jasmin talks about using the surgeons' knot to fix the drive band.

 

Gigi mentions the call for hand spun for the Abraham's Tent project.

 

And Sew On:(1:00:13)

 

Gigi finished the Frozen III night gown, Butterick Patterns B4910 in the Olaf print.

She cut yet another night gown and pajama pants out of some fabric with monkeys that Jasmin had. She enjoyed stay stitching all the curved seams.

 

Jasmin repaired Genevieve's Elsa dress on her Featherweight.

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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:(0:34)

 

We have some good news with a One Minute Health Update.

 

Gigi has soaked and dried the pile of preemie hats that she had knitted.

Jasmin hasn't had time to do a lot of knitting, but she has made a bit of progress on her Whizzpopper shawl, by Laura Linneman and she is enjoying it a lot. She mentions the  Opus the Octopus Kit from Infinite Twist.

 

Jasmin dislikes bamboo needles and has put this shawl on Chiagoo needles. She has ordered more yarn to finish the Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. She is wondering what kind of collar to put it, and Jasmin is thinking about Chic Knit patterns.

 

Gigi is supposed to finish the last bit of the  Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko for herself, and the  Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL for Genevieve, and seems to have ennui when it comes to finishing the last bit.

 

We are expecting Maria from Subway Knits, and very excited about it.

 

Gigi has started on her Trouvaille kit, by Leslie Thompson from the Knit Girllls podcast, instead of finishing almost done items, and is having fun with it. The hand spun that comes in the kit has a lot of body to it. She should knit more with hand spun.

 

Gigi has swatched for the new kit 1000 Tulips from Martina Behm's Strickmich! Club. 

She has finished knitting a pair of  Genevieve's tube socks, with a toe which is a variation on a toe from Sock Architecture.

 

In Stitches:(20:20)

 

Gigi has worn her Sweet Tomato heel socks, the Piers and Waves socks, and her Hitchhiker.

Jasmin has worn her Seneca, her Looped Loop cowl, Genevieve has worn her Playful Stripes cardigan, and her Elmo scarf.

 

Events:(22:21)

 

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.

     - Meet and greet! Saturday 2/21 from 11:30-1 (or until we're done) in the Purlescence Yarns booth 

 

 We are toying with the idea of going to Black Sheep, and we remembered that we will go to

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery. TBA

 

Contest:(23:10)

 

We mention that the do some good contest has concluded, and we talk about some other contests that we have going.

 

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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.

 

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

Jasmin mentions the Outlander readalong thread in the forum . Gigi has read the German translation Feuer Und Stein (German Edition), and says that the English version seems better. She is happy to hear that there is a new German translator.

 

Mother Knows Best:(29:43)

 

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

how to choose buttons for garments.

 

Jasmin mentions her Twist cardigan.

We mention The Button Emporium and Mood.

Gigi mentions Dorset Buttons, buttons made out of yarn, and Jasmin is wondering what suggestions our listeners will put in the forum thread. 

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:45)

 

Gigi had yarn left over from her  "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, which lives in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective, and decided to knit socks for Genevieve. She  forgot to knit the socks for her in ribbing instead of stockinette. Jasmin mentions Genevieve's tube socks patterns.

 

Review:(38:18)

 

This week we review Knockout Knits, by Laura Nelkin

 

Jasmin suggests looking at Laura Nelkin's other patterns, too, on Ravelry.

 

Jasmin mentions Laura, the Joy of Cooking Fairy.

 

Straw Into Gold:(45:49)

 

Gigi has filled a bobbin, trying to break in her Matchless. Jasmin mentions the Comprehensive Spinning class that the knitting group took from Sandi (of Purlescence fame).

Also, she has been spinning on her Turkish Delight, plying what she had spun.

 

Jasmin has gotten bored with spinning natural colored fiber and is working on a braid of Purl up and Dye, from Purlescence which looks like a spring sky. She is thinking of spinning up yarn to refill her sock drawer.

 

And Sew On:(50:34)

 

Gigi has been sewing an Olaf night gown, Butterick Patterns B4910, and all that remains to be done is to attach the bottom ruffle and and a decorative bow.

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On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Jasmin has something new on the needles and is very excited, we got a package to review, with the Whizzpopper and Trouvaille kits, from the Knit Girllls. Jasmin cast on the Whizzpopper as soon as we opened the package.

 

Gigi usually likes to have a sweater, a shawl and socks on the needles.

 

Gigi had knitted the Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko for herself, and the  Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL for Genevieve.

 

 

She had finished herfinished knitting the Wild Iris cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding, out of Bijou Basin Ranch's Himalayan Trail in the "Sassenach" colorway #kiltmenowKAL.

 

Gigi also finished the "Je suis prest"colorway Vanilla socks, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh which lives in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective #kiltmenowKAL.

 

So without any knitting, she knitted a bunch of preemie hats out of left over sock yarn. She also has cast on socks for Genevieve.

 

She went excavating in Area 51, and she found a cardigan that needs work, she found the Lorelei cowl, and she exhumed a mostly knit white Einstein coat.

 

Jasmin mentions a yoked cardigan by Hannah Fettig, that one of the Knitting Aunties knitted for Genevieve.

 

Jasmin is almost finished with the Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest.  And the girls went zipper shopping.

 

Jasmin has a basket of knits that need to have labels sewn in, or sleeves lengthened, or zippers put in.

 

In Stitches:(11:15)

 

Jasmin wore her Mondo Cable cardi, out of Abstract Fiber Miro, and her Looped Loop cowl.

 

Genevieve wore her color block sweater, her Little Oak Cardigan ("Squirrel sweater"), and her Playful Stripes cardigan ("Annie Sweater", from Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf).

 

Events:(14:17)

 

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.

     - Meet and greet! Saturday 2/21 from 11:30-1 (or until we're done) in the Purlescence Yarns booth

 

Contest:(17:31)

 
Our annual Do Some Good contest has closed!


Winners have been chosen, and the prizes are:

 

 MJDW - An Erin Lane Bag 

MeshuggeKnitter - A Namaste snap bag trio 

KnittingBander -A signed copy of Eliza's home, by Rachel Herron

YarnMoll won- Cephalopod Traveller yarn, and Riptide Mitt pattern

YorkSett  -Namaste Double Wide circular storage bag

Aritol-The Dishcloth Diva package:
               -Big Fat Soap (by the Bar Maids), a copy of Dishcloth Diva and Dishcloth Diva Knits On!and dishcloths knit by Deb Buckingham herself.

 

We mention the Good and Cheap cookbook.

 

 

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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. SPELLING?

 

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Mother Knows Best:(24:53)

 

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

how to deal with sloppy necklines.

We mention Lucy Neatby

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:11)

 

Gigi was ready to block the Mini Waters Edge cardigan, and decided she didn't like how the neck edge looked. So she ripped it out, and is re-knitting the edging.

 

Also, she tried on her own  Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko and finds that she lengthened the bodice and has thrown off the proportions. She is thinking of lengthening her bodice. Also, lengthening Genevieve's sleeves.

 

Review:(37:27)

 

This week we review Graphic Knits, by Alexis Winslow

 

Jasmin mentions Kauni, and she refers to the knit, Swirl! cardigan


Straw into Gold:(47:34)

 

Gigi has been spinning a bit on her Matchless.  Also, she has been plying on the Jenkins Turkish Delight drop spindle.

 

We mention Galina's Support Spindling class "Spinning Gossamer Threads The Yarns of Orenburg"

 

 Jasmin thinks Gigi needs suggestions as to what to use her bits of handspun for.

 

And Sew On:(52:09)

 

Gigi is working on Frozen Nightgown III,  Butterick Patterns B4910 and has cut fabric for yet another one out of monkey print flannel.

 

Jasmin and Genevieve went to the fabric store and bought a zipper and matching thread.

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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. Use sale code KNITMORELANE for 15% off and FREE shipping though Stitches West!

 

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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 is working on the  Frozen Throne colorway socks by Gourmet Stash, and we mention the awesome Twinset Design ladies.

 

Gigi has been working on her Mystik Spiral socks out of Mint Rain in the Ocean Depth colorway.

Jasmin is working on the sleeves of the Barberry Cardigan out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. Jasmin is contemplating whether

she should work on her #matchymatchyKAL or start knitting on her latest #SPAKAL. Jasmin mentions Jen of Commuter Knitter Podcast.

 

Gigi finished the "Je suis prest"colorway Vanilla socks, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh which lives in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective #kiltmenowKAL.

 

Gigi is working on crocheting Cletus out of Beastly Crochet in Manos. Also, thrilling Melanie of the Savvy Girls podcast with my crochet.

 

Gigi is knitting preemie hats out of swap yarn.

 

Gigi  is working on the sewing in the grosgrain buttonband of the  Girl'sVictorian Coat .

She mentions the buttonband tutorial by Eunny Jang (which we can't find, now)

 

In Stitches:(17:01)

 

Jasmin has worn her handspun Seneca her Looped Loop cowl, and a furry bulky scarf from high school.

 

We talk about Niebling shawls and mentions Galina's advice.

 

Genevieve has been wearing her Playful Stripes cardigan, and we gush about the Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf Book. Also, she has been wearing her flower wristers.

 

Events:(25:26)

 

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.

     - Meet and greet! Saturday 2/21 from 11:30-1 (or until we're done) in the Purlescence Yarns booth

 

Contest:(26:17)


Our annual Do Some Good contest has closed!


Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit others than your immediate friends and family.


For the first hundred entries, the prizes are:


-The Dishcloth Diva package:
     -Prize includes: Big Fat Soap (by the Bar Maids), a copy of Dishcloth Diva and Dishcloth Diva Knits On!and dishcloths knit by Deb Buckingham herself.

 - An Erin Lane Bag

 - A Namaste snap bag trio

 

For each additional 50 entries, we will add another prize.

 

 

We will be announcing winners next week.

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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".

 

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Mother Knows Best:(31:22)

 

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

what we do with knitwear that Genevieve has outgrown. Let us know what you do with your outgrown knitwear.

 

Jasmin mentions the love blanket.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(42:46)

 

Jasmin is worried about having enough yarn for the Barberry sweater. Matter of fact, she is sure she doesn't have enough. So she ordered some more yarn from Abstract Fiber.

 

Gigi has been test knitting a striped preemie hat pattern, and the stripes didn't show up in her knitting.

Gigi has a hard time untangling the hexagons from a knitted piece that she is using to knit preemie hats.

 

Review:(48:40)

 

This week we review Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps & Scarves

 

We reference Romi Hill's beautiful designs.

 

Straw Into Gold:(57:39)

 

Gigi has been trying to spin at least 15 minutes every night this year. We blame this new, bizzare behavior on listening to Diestel from the Urbane Spinnstube.

 

Her Matchless lives at Jasmin's house, and at her own house, she uses spindles, the Jenkins Turkish Drop Spindle. and the Bosworth Spindle.  This week she has been working on breaking in her matchless, and oiling it a lot.  Also, Genevieve has been helping, by sitting on her lap and holding the fiber.

 

And Sew On:(1:00:19)

 

Gigi has finished Frozen Nightgown II. Butterick Patterns B4910

She accidentally picked up some Olaf flannel at the store, for yet another nightgown.  She is wishing for a rolled hem/hemmer foot for 5/8' hem. The Olaf buttons she saw seem to be better for scrap booking than garments.

Direct download: Episode_318.mp3
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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:(0:35)

 

Gigi is working on the #matchymatchyKAL, in the form of the Waters Edge in Abstract Fiber Rothko. Also #FFFWKAL

 

Jasmin has been working on her Genevieve's Barberry Cardigan out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. She references the Playful Stipes cardigan.

 

Gigi is also working on the "Je suis prest"colorway Vanilla socks, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh which lives in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective #kiltmenowKAL.

 

Jasmin is working on the Frozen Throne colorway socks by Gourmet Stash.

 

Gigi is planning to knit 52 preemie hats in 2015 and is working on hats out of rescued yarn from the yarn swap.

 

And she has started the Cletus out of Beastly Crochet in Manos.

 

In Stitches:( 10:19)

 

Gigi wore the Cookie Monster Sweater, and Cassidy.

 

Jasmin has been wearing her Breezy cardigan, the Looped Loop cowl, the Boneyard shawl. Genevieve wore her Playful Stripes, and her Little Oak cardigan.

 


Events:(12:19)

 

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.

     - Meet and greet! Saturday 2/21 from 11:30-1 (or until we're done) in the Purlescence Yarns booth

 

Contest:(13:42)

 

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.

 

The winner of this week's prize, a skein of Lollipop Yarns in the colorway: Breakers 

is KnitKimberKnit

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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".

 

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Our annual Do Some Good contest has begun! Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close1/21/2015.


Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit others than your immediate friends and family.


For the first hundred entries, the prizes are:


-The Dishcloth Diva package:
     -Prize includes: Big Fat Soap (by the Bar Maids), a copy of Dishcloth Diva and Dishcloth Diva Knits On!and dishcloths knit by Deb Buckingham herself.

 - An Erin Lane Bag

 - And something else, pending Jasmin going out to the arctic garage

 

For each additional 50 entries, we will add another prize.

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Mother Knows Best:(19:13)

 

This week we anwer two questions from the Ask Me Anything thread on FaceBook.

The first question is about out roll-out of the Head to Toe Project.

We have yarn support from Cascade Yarns and they have supplied yarn for test knitting preemie hats.

Jade from Geek Girl Crafts will be doing out photography and lay-out.

Patterns also need to be tech edited.

We are hoping to make the Head to Toe Project go global.

 

The other question is about how we deal with critical reviews, thinly veiled judgements, and nasty comments.

 

Jasmin references the Have You Filled a Bucket Today? book, and she loves Amy-Beth from The Fat Squirrel Speaks.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(34:39)

 

The Waters Edge has attacked Gigi repeatedly. 

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(36:07)

 

This week we talk about how to love your knitter. We think that having a secret board on Pinterest is a great idea. Also, we have a board with things we think are wonderful.

 

Review:(38:51)

 

This week we review The Ultimate Hat Book

 

Straw Into Gold:(46:00)

 

Gigi has been spinning on her Jenkins Lark spindle and on her Bosworth Spindle. Also, she has oiled her Matchless and is ready to start spinning again. She is practicing on a Mendenhall Merino, prepared by Morro Fleece Works.

 

Jasmin talks about her nutmeg colored hogget fleece, from Janet Heppler's Nebo Rock Ranch,

which will grow up to be a Pumpkin Ale sweater by Isolda Teague.

 

We admire Leslie of the Knit Girlls' Pumpkin Ale sweater.

 

And Sew On:(51:24)

 

Gigi has finished the "Frozen" nightgown for Genevieve, Butterick Pattern B4910

She has cut Frozen nightgown II and has sewn some of the seams.

Direct download: Episode_317.mp3
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