Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
 
No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com
 
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.
 
 
Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! 
 
Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.
 
Do you live in Northern California or have plans to visit in the near future? If so, hop aboard Jimmy’s Biggest Little Bus Tour! Once a month, a chartered bus will drive passengers from the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley through the beautiful Tahoe forest to Jimmy Beans in Reno, Nevada. Once there, you’ll spend an exciting day shopping Jimmy’s HUGE warehouse, meeting knitting celebrities, taking classes and, of course, KNITTING!! To find dates and locations near you, head to jimmybeanswool.com/bus.


Remember the books you discovered in school, which grabbed your heart and wouldn’t let go? This summer, join Little Skein for our second annual Sock School. It’s a sentimental summer knitalong: knit your favorite socks and read your favorite book. School supplies are in the Little Skein shop through Labor Day, and links to the knitalong are in the shownotes.

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Jasmin is finishing things, but she is wishing for an interesting project.We mention decision fatigue, and Abby from the Knit Knit Cafe. She is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl.

Gigi just finished a book she loved.

 

Jasmin and Genevieve have figured out the Christmas Sweater: the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.

 

Gigi has knit two more cat preemie hats. Also a striped one and a size newborn one.

 

Jasmin cast on the All You Need is Hat hat in the leftover eye searing pink yarn.



We have started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

Gigi finished the first set of chart B and hasn't had the band width to go on to the next part

 

 

We talk about the #3Part Harmony KAL, out of Lorna's Laces. String Quintet kit.

 

Jasmin was working on the Love Still Wins Mittens and decided to do a Periscope (linked on the project page).

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn  for the Pop blanket. So far done:

9 green, 7 yellow, 4 red squares. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique .

Jasmin has nearly finished her first "history has its eyes on you” socks. She did the heel "Smooth Operator" Style.

Gigi had cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Regia on Sock Rockets.and tried them on Sam.

 

Events:(18:10)

Stash Dash continues! (May 26 until Midnight August 20th) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(20:53)

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again.

 

Mother Knows Best:(24:01)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about divining yarn weight. Jasmin mentions the One Bad Mother podcast, and the Schacht yardage counter.

 

Also, the McMorran scales.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:06)

Jasmin's Harmonize is derailed. She needs to start over. She is thinking of putting a command hook in the bathroom, for hanging a project bag.

 

Review:(35:07)

This week we review Knitalong by Larissa Brown, and John Brown

Jasmin mentions Beautiful Wreck, also by this author.

She is planning to read this book with a cup of Plum Deluxe Tea

She also mentions Knit and Chat and Louise Tillbrook

the Gertie Sew-Along, and Google hangouts.




Direct download: Mother_of_Invention_-_Episode_442_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
 

No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com

 

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.

 
 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! 

 

Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

Do you live in Northern California or have plans to visit in the near future? If so, hop aboard Jimmy’s Biggest Little Bus Tour! Once a month, a chartered bus will drive passengers from the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley through the beautiful Tahoe forest to Jimmy Beans in Reno, Nevada. Once there, you’ll spend an exciting day shopping Jimmy’s HUGE warehouse, meeting knitting celebrities, taking classes and, of course, KNITTING!! To find dates and locations near you, head to jimmybeanswool.com/bus.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Gigi is casting on another preemie hat.

Jasmin is working on the Tale as Old as Time cowl.

 

We have started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Gigi just finished the first set of chart B

 

Jasmin has finished the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague, and is about to cast on the All You Need is Hat hat in the leftover yarn.

 

Gigi cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Regia on Sock Rockets.

 

Jasmin has sewn labels into her Resistance Hat, Rex’s Lionheart pullover, and the grosgrain ribbon into Rex’s Sideways Dude cardigan. Labels by Sterling Labels.

 

We talk about the #3Part Harmony KAL, out of Lorna's Laces. String Quintet kit.

 

Jasmin finished her second Hamilknit hat. She mentions her Resistance hat.

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn  for the Pop blanket. So far done:

9 green, 6 yellow, 3 red squares. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique .

 

Jasmin mentions the Persian Tiles blankets we are planning.

 

Jasmin has nearly finished her first "history has its eyes on you” socks. She did the heel "Smooth Operator" Style.

 

Jasmin is knitting Icord with Genevieve! Embellish Knit!

 

Jasmin mentions short knitting needles for Genevieve from Brittany

 

Events:(24:28)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until Midnight August 20th) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

PIQF, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(25:52)

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses.

Also, #operationsockdrawer, and #projectSweaterChest Have started again.

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:47)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about  preemie hats. If you have suggestions for preemie hats, please put them in the episode thread.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:05)

Gigi missed switching colors on the harmonize shawl. She used the opportunity to show Genevieve how to tink.

 

There was a Harmonize CAGE MATCH.

 

Review:(40:32)

This week we review Knits for Girls and Young Juniors

Correction: it is not Silk Crepe De Chine, but China Silk that is optimal for lining wools, and  available from Thai Silk

 

Direct download: Yo_Mama_Cant_Knit_-_Episode_441_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com
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Feel like having a spa day after the rush of Tour de Fleece? Give your hands a well-deserved rest with the utter decadence of 14.5 micron Merino/Cashmere spinning fiber from The Homestead Hobbyist. The Merino is softer than most Cashmere. Plus, there’s actual Cashmere. ’nuf said. Take 10% off these hand-dyed braids with code “knitmoretreat” at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.
 
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Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! 
 
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Remember the books you discovered in school, which grabbed your heart and wouldn’t let go? This summer, join Little Skein for our second annual Sock School. It’s a sentimental summer knitalong: knit your favorite socks and read your favorite book. School supplies are in the Little Skein shop through Labor Day, and links to the knitalong are in the shownotes.

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is about done with her third Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.

 

Jasmin is working on the Tale as Old as Time cowl

 

Gigi is working on more preemie hats, zebra hat mane needs to be done.  she heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast.

 

Jasmin has nearly finished the yoke of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague.

 

 

Gigi cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Regia on Sock Rockets

 

We have started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

Gigi mentions the Ruby Beholder.

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn  for the Pop blanket. So far done: 13

Knitting backwards, like Entrelac.

 

Events:(14:50)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

PIQF, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(17:50)

We packed up all outstanding #operationsockdrawer and #projectsweaterchest prizes and shipped them.

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship the next week.

 

Jasmin mentions the Diplodocus sweater.

 

 

Mother Knows Best:(21:01)

This week we talk about knitting one stitch at a time (Harmonize KAL). Read all the directions first, then take it one bite at a time. (Also the cable yoke shaping on Hearthstone)

 

When Knitting Attacks:(28:29)

Jasmin can’t read directions. Tink, tink. Also, one can’t knit a Romi pattern in the dark

 

Review:(34:37)

This week we review AlterKnits, by Andea Rangel

Jasmin mentions Eddie Izzard

 

And Sew On:(42:53)

Gigi sewed a preemie shirt last week , that  still needs to be pressed. There were issues with the disappearing ink

Direct download: Withdrawal_-_Episode_440_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
So, now we’re ready to talk about Akerworks swatch gauges, which are designed to take a bit of the stress out of your knitting projects. This product is kind of the punchline to the joke that starts with, “a knitter, an engineer, and an architect walk into a…. well, workshop, I guess!” The swatch gauge they designed makes swatching fun and accurate. Akerworks: We like making things.
 
 
 
No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com
 
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.
 
Feel like having a spa day after the rush of Tour de Fleece? Give your hands a well-deserved rest with the utter decadence of 14.5 micron Merino/Cashmere spinning fiber from The Homestead Hobbyist. The Merino is softer than most Cashmere. Plus, there’s actual Cashmere. ’nuf said. Take 10% off these hand-dyed braids with code “knitmoretreat” at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.
 
 
Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!

 

Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Photobucket Fix - thanks, Dami!

 

Gigi is making progress on another Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.

 

Jasmin has been working on the yoke of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague. She mentions the Leslie Wind cable needle.

 

Gigi blocked more shawls: the Adamas shawl, and a shawl that we attributed to Sivia Harding by mistake.

 

Jasmin cast on a pair of socks to knit on the way to and from Hamilton- White Birch Fiber Arts “history has its eyes on you”.

 

Gigi is working on more preemie hats, she heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast.

 

Jasmin made some progress on the second Hamilknit hat. Just not in time to wear it to the show.

 

We are starting a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Jasmin pulled out a pair of socks for Andrew from Area 51- “Spock” by turtlepurl, Smooth Operator sock pattern. Jasmin mentions the Hallmark Star Trek Christmas ornament

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done: 8

 

Events:(14:44)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

 

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017, finished

PIQF is coming in October!

San Jose Quilt Museum  has a sale.

Stitches West class offerings just were posted!

 

Contest:(17:23)

We packed up all outstanding #operationsockdrawer and #projectsweaterchest prizes and shipped them.

 

We finally announce Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship the next week.

 

Also, we are giving away two seats on the bus to Jimmy Beans Wool Biggest Little Yarn Tour. To win, you have until Sunday 30th to tell us what you will be knitting, crafting, doing on the bus. (They're in Reno!)

 

Knows Best:(23:45)

This week we talk about transferring yarn onto storage bobbins.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(29:00)

Gigi picked yarn colors that don't work together for her project.

Jasmin finds that counting to 11 is hard.

DISASTER, THERE IS SOME SWEDISH CHEFF SOUNDING BIT THAT YOU NEED TO CUT

AND WE LOST THE AD

 

Review:(33:13)

This week we review Lorelei's Journey, by Jessica Andersen

 

Tour de Fleece:(45:37)

Gigi didn't finish spinning or plying.

Jasmin did the #tourdefleece equivalent of calling an uber.

I feels like an epic fail

 

And Sew On:(48:57)

Gigi sewed a preemie shirt, that still needs to be pressed.

Direct download: _Darn_Darn_Need_More_Yarn_-_Episode_439_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:47am PDT

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 

So, now we’re ready to talk about Akerworks swatch gauges, which are designed to take a bit of the stress out of your knitting projects. This product is kind of the punchline to the joke that starts with, “a knitter, an engineer, and an architect walk into a…. well, workshop, I guess!” The swatch gauge they designed makes swatching fun and accurate. Akerworks: We like making things.

 

 
 

No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com

 

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.

 

The Homestead Hobbyist not only designs and dyes custom blends of fiber for a unique spinning experience, he also designs custom yarn. Milled and spun in small batches, the Crime Scene collection gives knitters and crocheters criminally decadent yarn with colorways such as Bloodstain; Suit Up, It’s A Mess In There; Tire Tracks; and Chalk Outline. 18.5 micron Merino, Shetland, and Mulberry Silk combine to make a soft, strong, and sleek 3-ply yarn, available in both DK and fingering. This is one crime you won’t mind being caught red-handed for!

 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!

Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

Remember the books you discovered in school, which grabbed your heart and wouldn’t let go? This summer, join Little Skein for our second annual Sock School. It’s a sentimental summer knitalong: knit your favorite socks and read your favorite book. School supplies are in the Little Skein shop through Labor Day, and links to the knitalong are in the shownotes.

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Photobucket PSA

 

Gigi is working on another Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.

 

Jasmin finished her resistance hat. The charts are available on her project page.

 

Gigi blocked her first Bias Loop Cowl and my Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company. Also, a Hitchhiker shawl by Martina Behm, and a Fractal Danger, and the January Skies

 

Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi is working on more preemie hats that look like a litter of brindled preemie cats. Jasmin mentions that Audry Nicklin has designed a giraffe hat. Gigi heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

 

Jasmin started a second Hamilknit hat. She also mentions the Marriage Equality gradient kit from the neighborhood Fiber Company.

 

Gigi blocked the  January Skies

Gigi excavated her Mishke from Area 51 and it hasn't gotten any further.

 

We are starting a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Jasmin mentions The Nancy's Knit Knacks ball winder.

She talks about washing yarn, and mentions Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton. She mentions the Geeky Girls.

 

Jasmin started a pair of socks out of Asphaltsflickan "Plastic Pony" on etsy. She is thinking of doing the Thumb joint hat top heel (on the Fork in the Road socks) by Lara Neel who wrote the FANTASTIC Sock Architecture.

 

Events:(24:00)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

 

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Join Team Sasquatch. Or Team Yeti

Stitches West class offerings just were posted!

 

Contest:(27:03)

We packed up all outstanding #operationsockdrawer and #projectsweaterchest prizes to ship this week.

We will finally announce Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners next week and ship the following week.

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:06)

This week we talk about knitting with more experienced knitters.

Jasmin mentions Sock Architecture, Folk Socks, Hunter Hammersen's Books, Cookie A, New Directions in Sock Knitting.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:42)

Jasmin's provisional cast on didn't age well. Also, her circular needles did not play well with each other.

 

Gigi was blocking the January Skies shawl. Soaked it, and walked away. While she wasn't looking, things happened.

 

Review:(45:37)

This week we review

Cable Left Cable Right, by Judith Durant

We mention Lily Chin's book on reversible cables, which it seems, we may have just made up.

 

Tour de Fleece:(51:51)

Gigi finished spinning a braid of fiber on the Jenkins Turkish Delight spindle. Also, she has a storage bobbin of wheel spun singles of that fiber. She is plying a 3 ply, two cops of drop spindled singles and one bobbin of wheel spun yarn. She needs a lazy Kate to ply, and wants to use the Akerworks lazy kate.

 

Jasmin is using contrast colors from Lisa Souza on the Acadia Wheel.

Direct download: Carrier_Pigeons_-_Episode_438_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi knitted four squares for the Vivid blanket. Tin Can Knits, Tess Yarns kit. Pop blanket, starfish blanket are also mentioned.

 

Jasmin is working on the crown decreases of her resistance hat. The charts are available on her project page.

 

Jasmin and Genevieve have been having some very productive Christmas sweater design sessions. Procreate App . Jasmin is planning to knit a Diplodocus Sweater for Rex.

 

Gigi is working on more bear preemie hats, for a litter of preemie bear cubs.in different colors

She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

 

Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi cast on another Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.

 

Gigi blocked the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio.

 

Gigi excavated her Mishke from Area 51, and is trying to finish it. It needed a few rows on the neckband. And joining neckband to back by easing it in.

 

We are starting a new Knitalong today.This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.



Events:(20:28)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

Join Team Sasquatch

 

Mother Knows Best:(25:48)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about sewing in labels. We refer to our Buttonband Tutorial.

Jasmin loves Sterling Name Tapes,

 

When Knitting Attacks:(25:48)

Gigi was blocking the Beastkeeper shawl. Soaked it, spun it. It was a yard longer than the directions. She could not nudge it into shape, it needed blocking wires.

Also, a shawl that had been marinating in the garage, waiting to be blocked, suffered indignity.

 

Jasmin can't count to 4.

 

Review:(41:01)

This week we review

Increase Decrease, by Judith Durant

Gigi mentions the Bede Sisters podcast

 

Tour de Fleece:(47:47)

Gigi finished spinning a braid of fiber on the Jenkins Turkish Delight spindle. Also,  she has a storage bobbins of wheel spun singles of that fiber. She is plying a 3 ply. She is enjoying it, and was doing long draw.

 

She is using contrast colors from Lisa Souza on the Acadia Wheel.

Direct download: Loose_Screw_-_Episode_437_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36am PDT

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 

 

No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com

 

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.

 

The Homestead Hobbyist not only designs and dyes custom blends of fiber for a unique spinning experience, he also designs custom yarn. Milled and spun in small batches, the Crime Scene collection gives knitters and crocheters criminally decadent yarn with colorways such as Bloodstain; Suit Up, It’s A Mess In There; Tire Tracks; and Chalk Outline. 18.5 micron Merino, Shetland, and Mulberry Silk combine to make a soft, strong, and sleek 3-ply yarn, available in both DK and fingering. This is one crime you won’t mind being caught red-handed for!

 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

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On the Needles:(0:35)

Gigi finished the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio

 

 

Jasmin and Genevieve had a disagreement about Christmas sweater designs.

 

She mentions the Diplodocus.

 

Gigi washed and gleened the Einstein coat She gathered ribbon, buttons and shoulder pads.

We mention the Geeky Girls.

 

Jasmin has (still) nearly finished the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

Gigi is working on a sleuth of preemie bear cubs in different colors.

She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

 

Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool in bed.

 

Jasmin is trying to jump start her sock mojo with a skein of “Plastic Pony” self striping yarn from Asfaltsflickandesign for #operationsockdrawer and #sockschool2017

 

Gigi crocheted flowers for five preemie hats.

 

Jasmin is talking about rinsing yarn for our next project.

 

Gigi finished gleening the winter sweaters.

 

Events:(20:38)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by The Knit Girllls

 

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:19)

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

 

When Knitting Attacks:(23:19)

Gigi was working on the Beastkeeper shawl. Someone leaned on it and about 20 stitches came off the needle, so she picked the stitches up again. she noticed that she had done pass in front instead of pass yarn in back. And had to fix that, too.

 

Jasmin was working on a short dpn, and she lost a few stitches on Genevieve's Hearthstone pullover.

 

Also, her spinning got tangled on the dogs, and Jasmin reminisces about the time the dogs were puppies and made off with a ball of Tess microfiber ribbon.

 

Review:(34:47)

This week we review Spinning and Dyeing Yarn

Jasmin mentions Shannon Okey's KnitGirrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design

 

What does one do with art yarn?


Purloined:(45:56)

This week we are purloining "Put a Lid on It" from Dr Gemma

Jasmin likes Fenugreek chips

 

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(50:41)

Gigi is spinning a braid of Purl up and Dye fiber on the Jenkins spindle. Also, she found a storage bobbin of that fiber that was spun on a wheel. She is planning to knit a cowl out of this .

 

She emptied 5 bobbins of last year's TdF onto white storage bobbins.

Jasmin is spinning with the kids. This project, Hiro sweaters for the family, is going to take FOREVER. She is spinning on her Acadia wheel.

 

 

 
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Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has had a crazy week with very little knitting

 

Jasmin and Genevieve finalized the design on the Te Fiti sweater.

Gigi is working on another bear preemie hat litter of preemie bear cubs.

She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Love Still Wins mittens from Infinite Twist, benefiting Lambda Legal Defense.

 

Jasmin has nearly finished the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

She has an eggplant color purple from Lisa Souza for Rex. 

 

Jasmin is on the green stripe of her Resistance Hat by Krista Nelson out of the Marriage Equality Gradient from Neighborhood Fiber Co. Other changes include : an added orange stripe (no hate - no ban - no wall), adding “she persisted” to the red stripe, and “love is love” to the rainbow crown.

 

Jasmin mentions Alison Hyde.

 

Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool while watching the new Beauty and the Beast.

 

Gigi knitted some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio

 

Jasmin is trying to jump start her sock mojo with a skein of “Plastic Pony” self striping from Asfaltsflickandesign for #operationsockdrawer and #sockschool2017

 

Events:(13:07)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Mother Knows Best:(17:45)

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

 

When Knitting Attacks:(24:15)

Gigi was working on the Beastkeeper shawl. She switched to a longer needle, it worked so much better. She noticed that the last contrast color row was knitted straight across instead of every other stitch. Tink!


Jasmin finds the green stripe on her Resistance Hat is tricky.

 

Review:(26:25)

This week we review

Classic Knit Shawls, by Interweave

 

Jasmin thinks the  goodreader app would work well with this.

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(36:45)

Week 6: Find your support network

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On the Needles:(0:45)

Jasmin is drooling over Pintslices.

 

Gigi has been looking through the UFO bin for a sweater project. She did modifications to the  Waters Edge to make it a dropped waist style, and it looks awful. Jasmin volunteered to take it off her hands.

 

Jasmin started her first pair of mittens! The Love Still Wins mittens from Infinite Twist, benefiting Lambda Legal Defense. She likes the nostepinne that Twinsetjan sent her

 

Gigi is working on another bear preemie hat. She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast, We discuss googly eyes

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

Gigi is working on a pair of socks out of Regia  with a high instep.

 

Jasmin is redid the edging and needs to  do the grosgrain ribbon and buttons on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Gigi knitted another square for the Vivid blanket out of Tess Designer Yarns

 

Jasmin started her first Resistance Hat by Krista Nelson out of the Marriage Equality Gradient from Neighborhood Fiber Co.

 

Jasmin is working on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi knitted  some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio.

Jasmin has put up the interview with Carson Demers . It will go live this week.

 

Gigi is gleening her winter sweaters.

 

Events:(29:11)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

Jasmin will link to the Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.DID YOU LINK?

Join Team Sasquatch!

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:04)

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

about a jogless join with self striping yarns

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:27)

Jasmin tries to establish a color pattern when she’s sick.

Gigi was working on a preemie hat during knitting group, and managed to mess up decreases and tinked back 4 rows. Also, she knit a scratchy preemie hat.

 

Review:(43:30)

This week we review

Celtic Cable Crocheted

by Bonnie Parker

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(53:15)

Week 5: Clean your wheel

Dust, use oil soap, wood conditioner (if appropriate) wood beams ,or this from Brittany. Get all the fiber and yuck out of the gears/metal bits. Always wipe the maiden clean and oil (we really like oil pens) between uses to keep stuff from collecting there. Jasmin likes shop towels (the blue paper towels) for spinning. Jasmin also likes Akerworks bobbins

 

And Sew On:(57:50)

 

Gigi cut draw strings for project bags, and had Genevieve help pull them through. They got two stacks done.

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Things mentioned:

 

A knitted piece, Colorado (Closed now, no link)

Minnesota Knitter's Guild Fiber Blitz (Yarnover)

Carson's Swatchbuckling class

Hips and knees at 90º; Feet flat on the floor

Goat Rock Pullover (In Joy of Color, maybe?)

Jamieson Spindrift

Janine Bajus

Mary [Scott Huff]

Portuguese Knitting, Andrea Wong

Carson's Designs (on Ravelry!)

medical rehab swivel seat

Norm Hall Saxony Wheel

Hansen MiniSpinner

Lendrum

Pocket Wheel

ImagiKnit

Lily, Carson's beautiful poodle

 

 

You can find Carson on Ravelry here, on Twitter hereon Instagram here, and his teaching calendar here

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