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A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 

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Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.

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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 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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Are you eager to build your spinning skills? Do you want to explore different breeds of wool, but don’t have the knowledge or time to find and process your own fleeces? If so, Sheepspot’s Fiber Club is for you. As a club member, you’ll get beautifully-prepared, impeccably-dyed wool from a different breed of sheep every other month. Plus you can choose between four different colorways for every shipment. The Sheepspot Fiber Club: a spinner’s breed study without the prep! Memberships open June 22.


On The Needles:(0:33)

 

Jasmin has been finishing things, The Welcome to the Flock sweater for Rex is done. She also picked up a kit for Genevieve , and she did Anna Zilborg's perfect buttonhole out of Splendid Apparel. 

 

Fashion and backing buttons are also sewn on. The author has also published the same sweater sized for adults and children

 

The knitting on the  Coronation cardigan is done, but it is not photo ready. She is working on the zipper.

 

Gigi has taken out the last ball of Opal out of the bag of ten skeins of Opal, and cast it on.

Jasmin has been working on the Spock sweater, and she is working on a neck down SPAKAL Harvest cardigan.

 

We mention how brilliant the Knit Girllls are, because they have encouraged Jasmin into finishing a chest fulls of sweaters. 

 

She mentions the Emily vs Jasmin challenge #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

 

Gigi had started the Copperplate and has reached the armhole decreases.

Also, she started another preemie hat, and she is getting better at taking pictures of her knitting.

Also, Martina Behm had sent Gigi a set of beads to replace the ones she lost, and so she used them to bind of the 1000 Tulips. Stash dash!

Jasmin discusses how to calculate yardage for stash dash.


Contest:(22:31)

 

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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#elizalong  #projectsweater chest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer.


Mother Knows Best:(23:46)

 

This week we talk about using quilt clips instead of pins for securing a zipper.


When Knitting Attacks:(31:59)

 

Gigi had cast on socks for Sam with a 72 stitch cuff and knit about seven inches. For herself she usually casts on 56 stiches. Her own cuffs are too tight for Sam, 72 stitches is too loose for him, so she ripped all of it out, and started over with a 64 stitch cuff.

 

Jasmin was working on her Spock sweater at night, in the dark, and she dropped a stitch in the black section.

 

Gigi had four stitches to bind off on the Thousand Tulips shawl with beads. The usual dental floss method of applying beads oriented them in the wrong direction, so she cut the yarn, threaded them on the yarn, and bound off.


Review:(39:24)

 

This week, we review

YARN,  a film directed by Una Lorenzen 

 

Current theater listings can be found here.

 

Synopsis:

Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art's hottest trends.

 

Jasmin mentions Barbara Kingsolver.

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(48:06)

 

Assignments for weeks' three and four: spin one ounce of your fiber to determine how you want to spin your project.

 

Check the condition of your tools, bobbins are available, drive band is in good shape, oil for the wheel and a timer to make sure you take breaks regularly.


And Sew On:(51:32)

 

Gigi has been marking her fitting shell. The polyester content in the gingham makes it resist the dressmaker's carbon paper, so she is using a fine point Sharpie for marking. Also, she has started sewing in the darts.

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Breaking news! Our blend of locally sourced beeswax, organic coconut oil, hempseed oil and zinc oxide will leave you more kissable than you are now. Customers report that Lo-Lo Lips is one of the best lip balms available. Why is it that some lip balms can cause your lips to dry out if you stop using them, or if you lose them (and let’s face it, we ALL lose them), you can end up chapped and raw. Lo-Lo Lips doesn’t force you to reapply in order to maintain a healthy balanced level of moisture ideal for your beautiful lips. Ten yummy flavors, no parabens, fillers, or dyes – just a natural lip moisturizer that has everything your lips want and nothing they don’t.  The truth is, your LIPS may not get addicted, but I dare anyone to try it and not feel like an addict! Kiss me, Lo-Lo, I’m in LOVE!

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 

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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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 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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Are you eager to build your spinning skills? Do you want to explore different breeds of wool, but don’t have the knowledge or time to find and process your own fleeces? If so, Sheepspot’s Fiber Club is for you. As a club member, you’ll get beautifully-prepared, impeccably-dyed wool from a different breed of sheep every other month. Plus you can choose between four different colorways for every shipment. The Sheepspot Fiber Club: a spinner’s breed study without the prep! Memberships open June 22.

 

On The Needles:(0:31)

 

Landon cardigan is finished! 380 yards done! Pictures haven't been taken yet, because it has been to hot to stuff Rex into a wool sweater. (CORRECTION: Now we have.) Jasmin mentions a pearl of wisdom from Lucy Neatby. She also mentions address labels from Sterling Name Tapes and the size labels from ShuShu Styles.

 

Tuesday, Jasmin did a Periscope of her pinning grosgrain ribbon onto the button band on the Welcome to the Flock for Rex. (The intent was to film like a Craftsy class.  She borrowed a GoPro to get optimal visual quality.)

 

It is steeked, first band is done. Jasmin is planning to do Anna Zilborg's knitted bound buttonhole out of Splendid Apparel. We mention the Grosgrain Ribbon Tutorial. zipper facings are knit, ready for zipper to be installed. Maybe she will  do a Periscope on sewing on a button.

Also she is amazed by the technique of attaching the buttonband with a crocheted slip stitch bind off.

 

Gigi has been working on the Odelia, and she needs to make the shoulders narrower.

Gigi finally started her Copperplate for the #elizalong!

 

Jasmin has been working on the Coronation cardigan, and we Periscope-d when she cut the steek.

She wants to try Quilt Clips instead of pins for holding grosgrain ribbon.

 

Gigi is knitting more socks out of Opal yarn. She cast on a pair of socks for Sam.

Also she took pictures of the preemie hats that she has knitted (so far) this year.

 

Jasmin has made a bit of progress on the Spock sweater.

Jasmin revived her SPAKAL 2014 cardigan.  #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

 

Contest:(25:34)

 

We are knitmoregirls and you can find all our social media information here: Contact us!

 

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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#elizalong #projecat sweater chest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer.


Mother Knows Best:(28:36)

 

This week we discuss differences in technique when it comes so sewing grosgrain ribbon.


When Knitting Attacks:(34:02)

 

Gigi was on a roll knitting the Copperplate, and overshot the end and had to frog about an inch.


Review:(35:20)

 

This week we review

 

Teach Yourself Visually Color Knitting, by  Mary Scott Huff

 

Jasmin thinks this is a good companion book to the Philosopher's Wool Technique book.

We mention Annetarsia.

 

Gigi mentions millefiori pieced quilts.

Jasmin wants to learn crewel embroidery from Joanna Johnson


Tour De Fleece Training:(44:27)

 

We are late and doubling up on the assignments. Pick your project and weigh out your fiber. If you want to wash your fiber yourself, you need to get busy with that. Handcyclers are welcome on Team Sasquatch, but are not recognized by the official Tour de Fleece group.


And Sew On:(47:28)

 

Jasmin is sewing ribbon and zippers. She uses an adhesive thimble-it to protect her fingers.

She ordered a zipper nipper and she is reminiscing about getting a custom zipper from ZipperStop, and she has bought zipper stops. Also she likes her wire cutters better than the zipper nipper.

She mentions the article in threads magazine on how to shorten zippers .

 

Gigi is still fighting with marking the gingham for her sloper. She tried a Micron pen.

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Breaking news! Our blend of locally sourced beeswax, organic coconut oil, hempseed oil and zinc oxide will leave you more kissable than you are now. Customers report that Lo-Lo Lips is one of the best lip balms available. Why is it that some lip balms can cause your lips to dry out if you stop using them, or if you lose them (and let’s face it, we ALL lose them), you can end up chapped and raw. Lo-Lo Lips doesn’t force you to reapply in order to maintain a healthy balanced level of moisture ideal for your beautiful lips. Ten yummy flavors, no parabens, fillers, or dyes – just a natural lip moisturizer that has everything your lips want and nothing they don’t.  The truth is, your LIPS may not get addicted, but I dare anyone to try it and not feel like an addict! Kiss me, Lo-Lo, I’m in LOVE!
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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.
Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.
It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.
Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 
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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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.
Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.
 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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Are you eager to build your spinning skills? Do you want to explore different breeds of wool, but don’t have the knowledge or time to find and process your own fleeces? If so, Sheepspot’s Fiber Club is for you. As a club member, you’ll get beautifully-prepared, impeccably-dyed wool from a different breed of sheep every other month. Plus you can choose between four different colorways for every shipment. The Sheepspot Fiber Club: a spinner’s breed study without the prep! Memberships open June 22.


On The Needles:(0:31)

 

Jasmin is competing with Emily of the Knitting Butterflies podcast #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

There is a bit of trash talking. She has been working on the Landon sweater, and needed to make it in to a cardigan.

 

Gigi has been knitting Vanilla socks out of Opal yarn.

 

Jasmin also sewed the steek on the Coronation cardigan  on her Singer Featherweight sewing machine using an Even feed presser foot.

 

Gigi went to Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery and had a lovely time with Dr Gemma. Dinner afterwards came from Adelita's Restaurant.

 

Jasmin is working on the second sleeve of the Spock Sweater,

while watching Turn.

 

She mentions the Elsa Sweater and decided to give the  Coronation cardigan  a facing also. she will also steek it.

 

Welcome to the Flock for Rex 

 

She also has made some progress on the Fancy Zebra cowl #zebralong


Contest:(20:36)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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#projectsweaterchest #elizalong

We are knitting sweaters out of Elizabeth Doherty's book

Top Down: Reimagining Top Down Set-In Sleeve Design

The prize for this contest is a Gleener


Mother Knows Best:(22:42)

 

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

about steeking.


When Knitting Attacks:(29:04)

 

 Gigi missed picking up corner stitches on a pair of Vanilla socks.

She had been working on the Odelia and noticed that she needs to do more decreases, so she needs to pull back fronts, sleeves, and the back.

 

Jasmin was doing colorwork on the coronation cardigan, and missed something.


Review:(36:17)

 

This week we review Legendary Knits Volume I, Volume II, and Volume III  by Anne Podlesak


And Sew On:(51:37)

 

Sam wants shorts, and Gigi dug out an empty pattern sleeve for parachute pants from the 80s.

 

Jasmin's sewing machine was rattling and sounded like it needed to be oiled, and she thinks the manual needs to be consulted before putting oil anywhere.

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Breaking news! Our blend of locally sourced beeswax, organic coconut oil, hempseed oil and zinc oxide will leave you more kissable than you are now. Customers report that Lo-Lo Lips is one of the best lip balms available. Why is it that some lip balms can cause your lips to dry out if you stop using them, or if you lose them (and let’s face it, we ALL lose them), you can end up chapped and raw. Lo-Lo Lips doesn’t force you to reapply in order to maintain a healthy balanced level of moisture ideal for your beautiful lips. Ten yummy flavors, no parabens, fillers, or dyes – just a natural lip moisturizer that has everything your lips want and nothing they don’t.  The truth is, your LIPS may not get addicted, but I dare anyone to try it and not feel like an addict! Kiss me, Lo-Lo, I’m in LOVE!

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 

 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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 photo 2014-06-13 - sheepspot_horztag_rgb_orange_zpszvtrg79m.jpg

Are you eager to build your spinning skills? Do you want to explore different breeds of wool, but don’t have the knowledge or time to find and process your own fleeces? If so, Sheepspot’s Fiber Club is for you. As a club member, you’ll get beautifully-prepared, impeccably-dyed wool from a different breed of sheep every other month. Plus you can choose between four different colorways for every shipment. The Sheepspot Fiber Club: a spinner’s breed study without the prep! Memberships open June 22.

 

On The Needles:(0:52)

 

Jasmin gave an update for  #stashdash2016, #teamcuteknitter .

 

Gigi is gloating over how she is killing it at Stash Dash. She has bound off the Trouvaille. The Peppermint Mocha socks are done, the Fancy Zebra cowl is bound off, and a pair of Opal vanilla socks are done. Petra, knitted years ago, that had lost the bind off row, was bound off, and the Odelia is being finished. (CORRECTION: I [Gigi] referred to it as the Ophelia. My bad.)

 

Jasmin has been working on the Spock sweater, and is about an inch away from the sleeves. The Welcome to the Flock is getting close to steeking, but unplying yarn and knitting it with fewer plies did not work.

 

Jasmin mentions the Anna Zilborg Buttonhole, or Ysolda Teague's one row buttonhole.

 

Gigi has knitted a preemie hat every day for her personal crazy: One a Day in May

 

Jasmin has picked up the Coronation cardigan again.

 

Gigi also bound off the Viajante #Behmalong. Jasmin is thinking of blocking and talking about the Beyond Clean Fibre Wash. .

 

Jasmin is making progress on her Fancy Zebra cowl #zebralong. And she is excited about wearing her Three Color Cashmere cowl when it gets cold again.


Events:(16:50)

 

Gigi will be attending Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery, with Dr. Gemma.

 

Contest:(18:55)

 

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.

 

Gigi mentions Susan B. Anderson's new pattern Sheep!, which are absolutely charming.

 

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#elizalong, #projectsweaterchest, the purpose is to knit a chest full of sweaters for yourself.

 Mother Knows Best:(21:52)

 

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

about knitting preemie hats. C.C Almon has a pattern.

 

And we try answering a question about knitting retreats.

We mention Camp KIP, the Cogknitive Retreat, Paula from the Knitting Pipelines, SSK hosted by the Knit Girllls, the Twin Set Camp, the make.love.wear retreat at Asilomar

 

When Knitting Attacks:(29:01)

 

Jasmin was knitting the Coronation cardigan and color work and decreases didn't fall in the right spot, so she had to pull out six rows of color work.

 

Gigi has been swatching for the Copperplate and her swatches are not on target.

 

Purloined:(34:49)

 

This week we really like the Un-KAL from the Twin Set Design podcast.

Gigi will pull out her Ann Norling sweater, a skirt she started, an she will knit a skirt out of the Knit my Skirt book. Also, she will frog part of her Waters Edge. Also she will frog her "Where is the Opaque?" and maybe knit it in a larger size.


Review:(39:34)

 

This week we review Unexpected Cables, by Heather Zopetti 

 

Straw Into Gold:(49:35)

 

Jasmin has made a bit of progress on her teal fiber from the Black Sheep Gathering.

 

And Sew On:(50:15)

 

Gigi has been working on her sloper.  She needed to mark darts, notches an lines, and needed to use dressmakers carbon paper and a tracing wheel.  She usually work with a disappearing marker.

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 

 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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 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 is discussing her bet to beat Emily from Knitting Butterflies at #stashdash2016, #teamcuteknitter, #emilyvsjasmin. She  is making slow progress on the Spock sweater. She is planning to block the Welcome to the Flock cardigan. And she is working on the Coronation sweater and is contemplating how to install the zipper. She is ruminating on turning a facing on the steek and considering Ysolda Teague's One Row Buttonhole.

 

 Gigi has finished the tubes on a pair of Opal Vanilla Ribbed socks, and stashed them for #stashdash2016 . She immediately cast on a new pair of Opal Vanilla sock. We mention BostonJen from the Down Cellar Studio podcast

 

Jasmin has also made excellent progress on her Fancy Zebra cowl #Zebralong, #LuxAdonaKnits.

Lux Adorna Knitalong thread.

 

Gigi is very close to finishing the Trouvaille shawl.

And she is plugging away at preemie hats and and knitting up a sample of Thoroughly Thwacked yarn in a beautiful colorway.

 

Contest:(13:35)

 

We will announce the next prize next week.

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.

Feel free to double dip with Voolenvine's Box o'Sox KAL

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#elizalong #projectsweaterchest

We are knitting sweaters out of Elizabeth Doherty's book Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design

 

We will have Gleeners as prizes!


Events:(18:40)

 

Gigi is planning to attend Spinning at the Winery at Retzlaff with Dr. Gemma. June 4th, 2016

Also, Gigi is bursting with pride, and announces that KidBrotherSam, also known as Sam Knitmore graduated from Law School.


Mother Knows Best:(21:05)

 

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

about knitting Magazines. we mention Interweave Knits , Knitters Magazine, Knit Scene. Jasmin laments that we have been spoiled by Cooperative Press.

 

Jasmin mentions her imaginary friend Verne.

 

Gigi subscribes to Quilting Arts magazine and Threads magazine

Jasmin mentions the Wonderful Wallaby


When Knitting Attacks:(30:04)

 

Gigi has been trying to get gauge for her #elizalong cardigan, with varying degrees of sucess.

One of her vanilla socks turned up with one stitch too many. It wasn't an extra stitch, but a yarn over.

She also sent a very carefully crafted letter in German to people who speak excellent English.

 

Purloined:(33:41)

 

 We are purloining again from Kino Knits, for a KAL with the oldest yarn in one's stash.

 

Review:(38:42)

 

This week we review Customize Your Knitting, by Margaret Hubert

 

Jasmin mentions Nicky Epstein's series of books on edgings:

 

- Knitting on the Edge

- Knitting Beyond the Edge,

- Knitting over the Edge.

She also mentions Amy Herzog.

 

Straw Into Gold:(45:32)

 

Jasmin did some spinning with some pretty fiber, because that is also eligible for Stash Dash.

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately.  In a nutshell, Bar-Maids announced that only 150 boxes would be guaranteed available with 50 on a waiting list. Just over 300 people have signed up for the pre-sale notification. With the potential of 150 people being disappointed, Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make the 300 happen.  Three Hundred (300) boxes will be available - guaranteed! The Pre-sale has begun! Once 300 boxes have sold, there will be no more available. the contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00

Dragonfly fibres, Erin Lane Bags, Infinite Twist, and Purlescence Yarns

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Rich saturated color. Bold interesting combinations; dare we say shocking hues? Dragonfly Fibers is your source for beautiful quality yarns and fibers. Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops around the world and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. You can also shop on our site 24/7 at www.dragonflyfibers.com. Be sure to check out the link for our 2016 Club Dragonfly. Great designers, exclusive colorways and a bonus swag option! Discover why we say that Dragonfly Fibers is "The Colors of Happiness".  

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 

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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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 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)

 

 Jasmin has been working on the Spock sweater, it will graduate to house knitting soon.

Gigi has finished the tubes of her Peppermint Mocha socks and stashed them for the Dash.

The Knit Girllls did their Stash Dash 2016 overview episode, and announced the dates- May 27 through August 21.

 

Downcast- Jasmin is thrilled to have found that you can download some podcasts and stream others.

 

She mentions the Geeky Girls Knit. The Splendid Table and America's Test Kitchen

 

There is some trash talking about the competition she has with Emily of Knitting Butterflies.

She is planning to stash the Welcome to the Flock  sweater for the dash. She mentioned Kino's  modification so the sheep face center. And she decided to have curlier sheep and so gave them nupps. 

 

She thinks she may have purloined Ysolda Teague's "swatching in the middle of a project" technique. She is happy with her Hiya Hiya needles and her Chia Goo needles.

 

Gigi is working on yet another pair  of Opal Vanilla socks.

Jasmin is making progress on the Coronation cardigan, which also has a rhinestone zipper.

 

Gigi is slogging away at the Trouvaille.

Jasmin is also working on her Fancy Zebra cowl #zebralong, #LuxAdornaKnits. Gigi's is stashed already.

#stashdash2016#teamcuteknitter #emilyvsjasmin, #teambutterfly

 

Last year Gigi  misheard something on the Prairie Girls podcast, and thought their  prompt was to cast on something every day in May. So this year it is her personal challenge, and she is knitting one preemie hat every day in May. The challenging part seems to be taking pictures and posting them in a timely fashion on instagram.


Contest:(21:35)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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#projectsweaterchest #elizalong

post a picture to instagram of a sweater you are knitting for yourself

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Mother Knows Best:(23:17)

 

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

Whether or not to pre-string beads. Jasmin mentions the bead reamer and Oral-B Superfloss. She mentions the Elsa cardigan

 

When Knitting Attacks:(31:37)

 

Jasmin has been working on the "Welcome to the Flock" cardigan, is doing three color fair isle. She talks about Ysolda Teague's article about color dominance in fair isle. She finds she has a hard time counting to four while juggling three colors.  

 

Gigi has knitted a beautiful swatch for her Copperplate cardigan for the #elizalong. The gauge is off by half a stitch.

 

 She cast on for the Espresso Macchiato socks but the yarn she picked is not striping properly, it won't show of the pattern work properly, so it will be just plain vanilla socks.


Purloined:(39:53)

 

 This week we are purloining from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline and discuss what superpower we would like to have.


Review:(44:38)

 

This week we review: Refined Knits, by Jennifer Woods

 

Jasmin references Botanical Knits.

 

And Sew On:(56:48)

 

Gigi has been inspired by Kristin Voolenvine and the cute dresses she is sewing to start sewing again.

 

She talks about moulage, slopers, wearing ease and designer ease.

 

She and Kristen will be doing a sloper-along on instagram. #WhatsaSloper.

Gigi had gotten measured previously, she pressed her fabric, the gingham, laid out and pinned the bodice and sleeves, and cut.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately.  In a nutshell, Bar-Maids announced that only 150 boxes would be guaranteed available with 50 on a waiting list. Just over 300 people have signed up for the pre-sale notification. With the potential of 150 people being disappointed, Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make the 300 happen.  Three Hundred (300) boxes will be available - guaranteed! The Pre-sale has begun! Once 300 boxes have sold, there will be no more available. Now to decide: -Perfect Mother's Day gift (it won’t arrive until October, but oh… the anticipation)-Birthday gift (better than another coffee card)-Enabler present (perfect timing)-Now at college and this is (almost) better than a homemade cookie collection from Mom/Dad-For “myself” because this is the best thing since sweet potato fries.The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00, 

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.  

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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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 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 mention the Knit Girllls, because we are gearing up for Stash Dash. And Jasmin finds a strange need to coordinate her projects with her project bags. #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

 

The Landon cardigan is almost ready for Stash Dash. 

 

Jasmin has made progress on the Spock sweater 

 

Gigi is knitting preemie hats for her personal Knit One a Day in May.

 

Jasmin has been working on the Welcome to the Flock cardigan for Rex (there are enabley details)- also, she has the sleeves started. Genevieve's sheep on her matchy-matchy  Welcome to the Flock cardigan may sport some beads.

 

Gigi is making slow and but steady progress on her Peppermint Mocha Socks

Jasmin is making progress on the Coronation cardigan - sleeves are joined

 

Jasmin is inching along on her Fancy zebra cowl #zebralong. She is also doing the Poly chevron cowl on tiny needles. She mentions the Three color Cashmere cowl by Joji Locatelli


Contest:(16:23)

 

#operationsockdrawer

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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#elizalong/ #OperationSweaterChest

The purpose of operation sweater chest is to help listeners to knit a sweater chests worth of sweaters.


Mother Knows Best:(18:19)

 

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

 about Jasmin's introduction to fiber arts when she was a child.

 

She did a piece on Cast On, by Brenda Dayne about how things started. Gigi gives a summary of her introduction to fiberarts.

 

The second part of the question deals with setting dyed hair so the color won't bleed.


When Knitting Attacks:(31:10)

 

Gigi lost a game of chicken with a preemie hats. Also, she had to tink back a few rows on her Fancy Zebra cowl.

 

She picked up her Selvedges  cardigan and needs to knit sleeves.  The cable needle was too long and twisty, and the sleeves are too long and need to be shorter, so she needs to pull back some.


Purloined:(33:35)

 

This week we purloin Down the Rabbit Hole from the Bede Sisters Podcast. Jasmin falls down the rabbit hole by following the queues of her friends.

 

Review:(37:51)

 

This week we review Three Skeins or Less, Modern Baby Knits, by Tanis Gray

 

Jasmin mentions Ann Budd's Handy Book of Patterns, and her Handy Book of Sweater Patterns

and the Wonderful Wallaby sweater

 

Jasmin mentions the amazing Unicorn Fibre Woolwash


And Sew On:(50:43)

 

Jasmin mentions going to Prairie Queens, our local quilt shop. She found a Pentel Frixion gel pen and also bought a mermaid doll panel to sew with Genevieve.

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

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Rich saturated color. Bold interesting combinations; dare we say shocking hues? Dragonfly Fibers is your source for beautiful quality yarns and fibers. Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops around the world and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. Come see us at Maryland Sheep & Wool on May 7th and 8th in the Lower Corral, booth 17. We'll have an exclusive festival colorway called Salt Marsh, our new worsted weight Valkyrie and...a very limited quantity of sock blanks! You can also shop on our site 24/7 at www.dragonflyfibers.com. Discover why we say that Dragonfly Fibers is "The Colors of Happiness".

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.

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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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 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 is gearing up for Stash Dash #emilyvsjasmin, #teamcuteknitter, #stashdash2016 (and not that you would need, it but also #teamknittingbutterflies).

 

Jasmin is working on the Spock sweater , getting it ready for The Knit Girllls Stash Dash. Gigi is talking about the Einstein sweater she wants to finish with button bands, buttons and shoulder pads.

 

Jasmin is knitting the Welcome to the Flock cardigan for Rex. (enabley details are on the project page). She is planning to knit the best buttonhole by Anna Zilborg, that are mentioned in Knitting for Anarchists and Splendid Apparel.  She mentions the electric bead reamer  to fix buttons. And she is gushing about the sheep stitch markers that she put on the Lacis stitch markers.

 

Gigi is planning to knit a preemie hat a day in May. Long and convoluted story how that happened.

 And she played an amazing round of chicken with one of them.

 

Jasmin is working on the Coronation cardigan for Genevieve. There will be crocuses on the yoke. She mentions MegKnitficent from the Mostly MagKnitficent podcast, who has done an amazing job on her charts for an Anna cardigan

 

 Gigi is plugging away on the Peppermint Mocha socks.

 

Jasmin has made progress on her Fancy zebra cowl #zebralong. She is also working on the polychevron cowl. The  LuxAdorna Knitalong is on their forum here.

 

Jasmin is really enjoying reading people's 5-5-5s.

 

Also, since we are not going to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this year, so we are going to re-read the chapter about attending MDSW in Knitlandia, and follow it on social media.

 

Contest:(24:58)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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#ProjectSweaterChest is continuing.

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#Elizalong is also going on.


Mother Knows Best:(26:40)

 

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

about progress on the studio space. 

 

 Our professional organizer friend provided amazing support.

Jasmin mentions the neighborhood Next Door app .


When Knitting Attacks:(33:22)

 

Gigi got kicked by the Fancy Zebra cowl, but is back on track. Also, she had trouble with her Trouvaille

 

Jasmin is gearing up for Stash Dash. The Landon cardigan, which is supposed to be part of it, had gone AWOL.

 

 

Review:(38:04)

 

This week we review One-Skein Wonders, edited by Judith Durant. We mention Brenda Patipa, whose designs we really like.


And Sew On:(52:34)

 

Jasmin measured Gigi so she could get started with her sloper pattern, and thinks Kristen Voolenvine's idea of doing a sloper-along is brilliant.

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately.  In a nutshell, Bar-Maids announced that only 150 boxes would be guaranteed available with 50 on a waiting list. Just over 300 people have signed up for the pre-sale notification. With the potential of 150 people being disappointed, Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make the 300 happen.  Three Hundred (300) boxes will be available - guaranteed! The cut off date to receive prenotification for the House Special #2 Box is Friday, April 29th.  The Pre-sale will begin in May and those signed up will receive an email notice regarding the pre-sale. Once 300 boxes have sold, there will be no more available.  If you want notification when the presale begins delivered to your inbox, get your name on the list – NOW!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Knitmore2 . . Now to decide: -Perfect Mother's Day gift (it won’t arrive until October, but oh… the anticipation)-Birthday gift (better than another coffee card)-Enabler present (perfect timing)-Now at college and this is (almost) better than a homemade cookie collection from Mom/Dad-For “myself” because this is the best thing since sweet potato fries.The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.  

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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”!

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Did you get a spinning wheel or spindle for a holiday gift? We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy!

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit!

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 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 is working on her Fancy Zebra Cowl #Zebralong, #LuxAdornaKnits. She is putting in lifelines for safety.

 

Jasmin is working on the Spock sweater, and is terribly pleased by the vertical stripes. Jasmin has planned to knit Turtlepurls Star Treck Trio into sweaters. She mentions the (NZAK Quick Knitter) sock knitting machine. 

 

She is planning to win her personal competition with Emily for Stash Dash. Trash talking has commenced. #TeamCuteknitter. Stash Dash will commence May 28.

 

 Gigi is working on Opus the Octopus. This is a Knitty pattern in an Infinite Twist kit. Jasmin mentions the Tentacles exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

 

 Jasmin wants to knit some Rebecca Danger creatures, and has found a place to order eyes.

She has also made great progress on the Welcome to the Flock cardigan for Rex, and she is enthusing about the hand of the yarn.

 

Genevieve's Coronation cardigan has the needles for the Welcome to the Flock cardigan.

Gigi can't find any empty size 6 needles for the #Elizalong, and thinks maybe she should order a set of interchangeable Chia Goo needles.

 

Gigi is making slow progrees on her Peppermint Mocha socks. She  has started on the Trouvaille, which is an Infinite Twist kit.

 

She dropped a big bag of Preemie hats at the SCVMC NICU. They were very happy. They also need blankets the size of a receiving blanket. 

 

"An ideal size for receiving blankets would be 34 to 36 inches square, which actually serves the dual purpose mentioned above. A standard size baby blanket measures 36 inches by 52 inches. It will cover a baby's crib properly."- Google

 

Jasmin mentions bullet journals.


In Stitches:(24:16)

 

Gigi wove in the ends of her Sothia shawl andworeit, she wore two pairs of socks from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, and she brought over a pair of the van Gogh socks for Jasmin.

 

Genevieve wore her Elsa cardigan and hat, Rex snuggled under his  Love blanket. He also wore he Baby Puerperium that Cchellez knit, that matches everything.

      

Contest:(28:04)

 

Operation Sock Drawer

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.

You could double dip with Voolenvine's Box O socks KAL.

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#Elizalong


Mother Knows Best:(30:26)

 

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

 about buying yarn with a large stash, and about what to do with a sweater that doesn't fit.

Jasmin talks about the Persian Tiles blanket.

 

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:54)

 

 Gigi got kicked by her  Fancy Zebra Cowl

Jasmin's Spock sweater was subject to tiny domestic terrorism.

 

Purloined:(43:30)

 

We were tagged by the Geeky Girls and are responding:

 

5 Podcasters to have dinner with :

Gigi's choices

 

Knit Girlls

The Twin Set

Voolenvine

Diestelfliege

Wil Wheaton

 

Jasmin's:

Leslie and Laura of the Knit Girlls

Michelle of Actually Knitting

Amy Beth, the Fat Quirrel

Danie and Susie, the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin

Isabelle of Fluffy Fibers

 

5 People:

Gigi

Anthony Bourdain

Tim Gunn

Michael Buble

The Muppets

 

Jasmin

Diana Gabaldon

Aaron Sorkin

Priscilla Gibson-Roberts

Meg Swansen

Amy Detjen

 

5 Fictional Characters:

 

 Gigi:

- Madame DeFarge

- Claire and Jaime Fraser

- Tyrion Lannister of Game of Thrones

- Spock

- Miles Vorkosigan

 

Jasmin:

 

Josh Lyman of  West Wing

Sidney Chambers from Grantchester

Spike from Buffy

Claire Fraser from Outlander

Abby from NCIS


Review:(51:38)

 

This week we review Stitches for Tailored Knits, by Jean Frost

Jasmin really likes her other Jacket books.

Custom Fit Jackets

Jackets

 

Jasmin also mentions Barbara Walker's Stitch pattern books

 

And Sew On:(59:45)

 

Gigi was inspired by Voolenvine's dresses. She wants a sloper and bought a Vogue sloper pattern and 1/4"cotton gingham . She mentions the McCalls sloper pattern.

 

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On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Gigi has knitted a bunch of preemie hats but has lost her count. 

 

Jasmin is working on the  Spock sweater for Rex out of Fab Funky Fibres.

 

Gigi finished the Rib-a-roni hat for the #25000 tuques. Our thanks to Purlescence and Bar Maids for their support.

 

Jasmin is knitting the Welcome to the Flock  cardigan for Rex, and has also gotten a kit to make one for Genevieve.  Enably details are posted on the project pages.

 

Jasmin has been convinced to do swatches in the round.

 

We mention Jean Frost, whose work is amazing.

 

Jasmin mentions the Coronation cardigan. Also she is excited about Stash Dash, hosted by the Knit Girllls and is having a personal competition with Emily of Knitting Butterflies.

 

Jasmin had knitted the Landon cardigan for Rex, but she is going to add a steek to accommodate his head, and she has decided to knit a facing. Which will make it eligible for Stash Dash.

 

She thinks she may have read about it in Philosophers Wool. She also mentions Nancy Wiseman's Book of Finishing Techniques, where she discusses a knitted facing.

 

Gigi and Jasmin talk about putting zippers and facings into their Carli sweaters.

Gigi is making slow progress on the  Peppermint Mocha socks out of Coffee with C.C., and she mentions Teaching your Brain to Knit.

 

Gigi is also getting close to finishing her Viajante.

 

Gigi is working on her Fancy Zebra cowl #zebralong. She put in a lifeline just before she did an increase row.

 

Jasmin also reminds podcasters to link to their podcasts in the Podcast thread LINK


Contest:(28:09)

 

 We have a winner for #operationsockdrawer: harmonyt/harmonyTG

 

 

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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The winner for the #elizalong is TewshortforU

 


Mother Knows Best:(30:54)

 

This week we give you some common sense advice: Keep your receipts. Jasmin thought misplaced a skein of yarn that she didn't have. 

 

Jasmin talks about the Kits from Sincere Sheep. And she enthuses about the Baa-ble hat


When Knitting Attacks:(37:44)

 

Gigi mixed up the row that she was working on the Viajante. So she had to tink back a gazillion stitches.


Review:(40:54)

 

This week we review Splendid Apparel, by Anna Zilboorg  

Also, you want to listen to our Directors Cut with Anna Zilboorg

Jasmin also likes her book, Knitting for Anarchists


And Sew On:(49:06)

 

Jasmin has been sewing a steek on the Landon cardigan that she just knitted for Rex. She enthuses about her Featherweight sewing machine. Also, she talks about the Walking Foot.

 

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