Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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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

 

Black Trillium Fibres is returning to Stitches West this year with fresh new designs from Kirsten Kapur, Sivia Harding & Andrea Mowry, as well as show-exclusive shaded speckles and limited edition kits. We’ll dazzle you with a rainbow of gradient mini-skein packs - 60 color choices in all - and a wealth of speckles, solids, and layered colors on our 100g skeins. So come find your fade, color your world and get inspired in booth 746/748! Knitmore listeners get 10% off when they mention “Gigi” at checkout.

 

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.

 

 

 


Be your own sweetheart, this Valentine's day, and indulge yourself in Lisa Souza's very affordable and fabulous cashmere and cashmere blend yarns and fibers.

 
 

Remember your favorite story from childhood with a fresh, modern kit from Little Skein in the Big Wool. We’ll be at Stitches West with a brand new kit inspired by Beauty and the Beast, and eight brand new yarn colorways inspired by the Enchanted Forest, including exclusive hand-dyed yarn from Voolenvine, Gynx and more. See us at booth 1038, or online at littleskein.com.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:40).

 

Jasmin finished the KitKat hat for Elizabeth (our NICU liaison) out of Knitted Wit’s Be Mine colorway. #yarnlovechallenge. Jasmin mentions her 50lb tub of citric acid

 

Gigi has bound off the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm, out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (Strick Mich! Club).

 

Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowl again!. This is the Frank It Up kit from Black Trillium Fibre, and mentions the clips that keep the knitting neatly rolled up.

 

Gigi is swatching for the Pop blanket out of light worsted in Tess Yarn. Jasmin mentions the Vivid blanket

 

Jasmin has started on the beaded portion of the yoke on the Anna cardigan

 

Gigi is knitting Vanilla socks out of Regia Extra Twist Merino Color. This is her second pair this year.

 

She is knitting a preemie Quynn hat, and two preemie hats in the Kit Kat hat style, and she is organizing her dpns

 

Events:(24:28)

 

We will be attending

- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest: if you're a vendor and want to participate, click the link and fill out the form!

 

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane booth

In Stitches:(29:50)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and 2016 socks, the Lorelei möbius by Sivia Harding, and loves the way it wears. And she wore her Kit Kat hat to the Planned Parenthood march.

 

Jasmin wore her Kit Kat hat. Genevieve wore her cat hat, duck sweater (yoked cardigan), and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat. And his monster pants.

 

Contest:(34:37)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!

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

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.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

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Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Next weeks prize is a skein of sock yarn from Black Trillium Fibres.

 

This weeks winner is MissLavelli, host of Inside Number 23, a knitting and sewing vidcast.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

 

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread in the Knitmore Girls Ravelry group about convention etiquette.

 

Jasmin mentions the movie Memento . Jasmin mentions Specialties for sandwiches.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(39:11)

 

Gigi did Judy’s  amazing cast on for a preemie hat, and managed to get a purl ridge on the top of a Kit Kat hat.

 

Knitting preemie Kit Kat hat, she needed to measure on the cm side, used the inches side to measure.

 

Storing dpns with rubber bands leaves messy residue. She is planning to get more coil needle holders.

 

Review:(45:01)

 

This week we review Heart on My Sleeve collection, by TinCanKnits

 

 

And Sew On:(59:51)

 

Gigi has been organizing the sewing area, and she has been organizing her pile of dpns.

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Beginning_Knitter_-_Episode_416_-_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

Black Trillium Fibres is returning to Stitches West this year with fresh new designs from Kirsten Kapur, Sivia Harding & Andrea Mowry, as well as show-exclusive shaded speckles and limited edition kits. We’ll dazzle you with a rainbow of gradient mini-skein packs - 60 color choices in all - and a wealth of speckles, solids, and layered colors on our 100g skeins. So come find your fade, color your world and get inspired in booth 746/748! Knitmore listeners get 10% off when they mention “Gigi” at checkout.

 

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.

   

 

 

Let’s put our collective best foot forward!Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

 

 

 

Be your own sweetheart, this Valentine's day, and indulge yourself in Lisa Souza's very affordable and fabulous cashmere and cashmere blend yarns and fibers.

 

 

Compassion powers, activate! Now through March 1, Knitcircus is giving away up to $500 for finished shawls and collecting hats for Halos of Hope; use the free Kindness KAL shawl pattern or choose a shawl you like best. Join the fun in the Knitcircus Ravelry Group.

 

 

 

On the Needles:(0:30).

 

Jasmin is working on a KitKat hat for Elizabeth (our NICU liaison) out of Knitted Wit’s Be Mine colorway. #yarnlovechallenge. She is talking about getting short knitting needles from Brittany.

She mentions the lovely bag that Emily from Knitting Butterflies made for Genevieve, and the lovely bag from Little Skein in the Big Wool. Also she is thinking of making dryer balls out of a tender fleece.

 

Gigi is knitting a preemie hat in the Kit Kat hat style.

 

Jasmin has also finished the sleeves to the Anna cardigan, and is nearly done joining them to the body. She wants to finish the Sheep cardigans so the kids can wear them to Stitches.

 

Gigi has picked up Sidewalk sweater out of Venezia Bulky (discontinued yarn). She is fretting about the sleeve decreases. Grown collection by Kate Oates.

 

 Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowl again!

 

Jasmin has been working on the #Yarnlovechallenge. Jasmin loves the Geeky Girls Knit Photo-a-day challenge.

 

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm. Out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (Strick Mich! Club) and is working on the the second side part. It is mostly bound off, she needs to thread beads for the last 5 stitches.

 

In Stitches:(22:05)

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and 2016 socks, and Lorelei möbius by Sivia Harding. She loves the way it wears and wants to knit most of the patterns from the Book of Cowls. Jasmin mentions The Prairie Girls. Gigi mentions Harmonias Rings, we talk about the Seussical, and the Brambleberry cowl 

 

Sam wore the Alien scarf by Debbie Stoller, the Color affection and the daybreak in San Jose sharks colors.

 

Gigi gushes about the Mexican Hot Chocolate colorway by Voolenvine, out of which she wants to knit one of Sivia's designs.


Jasmin wore her Greyhaven hat. Genevieve wore her cat hat, duck sweater (yoked cardigan), Playful Stripes cardigan,and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat.

 

Events:(24:17)

 

We will be attending

- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest: if you're a vendor and want to participate, click the link and fill out the form!

 

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane booth. Jasmin says to bring a tea infuser to Stitches with you.

 

Contest:(28:12)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!

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

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.

 

greenstockings won the King Cake colorway from Mintrain.

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#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

This episode's prize is a set of Namaste "Oh, SNAP!" bags from A Good Yarn in Sarasota.

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Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread in the Knitmore Girls Ravelry forum about cold feet in wool socks.


We are looking to do gather anecdotal  evidence and data for the Cold Foot experiment: Put a cotton sock on one foot, and a woolen sock on the other foot and tell us if there is a difference in how warm your feet feel.

 

Review:(45:01)

 

This week we review Knit a Square, by Nicky Epstein

Jasmin mentions the Waldorf Knit a Square Bookour interview with Nicky Epstein, Nicky Epstein's books on Edgings, Rebecca Danger's books (her Monster books), Susan B. Anderson, and Mochimochis.

 

Jasmin spun a bit on the Device during Virtual Knit Night.

 

And Sew On:(53:12)

 

Gigi has been working on the Grinch bags, pressing. They are ready for having grosgrain ribbon sewn on. We should conscript Genevieve to put in the drawstrings.

Direct download: Absconding_with_Yarn_-_Episode_415_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.
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Black Trillium Fibres is returning to Stitches West this year with fresh new designs from Sivia Harding & Andrea Mowry, as well as show-exclusive shaded speckles and limited edition kits.  We’ll dazzle you with a rainbow of gradient mini-skein packs - 60 color choices in all - and a wealth of speckles, solids, and layered colors on our 100g skeins.  So come find your fade, color your world and get inspired in booth 746/748!  Knitmore listeners get 10% off when they mention “Gigi” at checkout.
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg   
Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
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Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you'll receive a hand blended, all-organic,loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like discounts, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving and supporting tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift. Visit plum deluxe dot com slash tea to learn more.

On the Needles:(0:30)

 

We are waffling on how to present our next mini lesson on steeking: Periscope, Facebook Live or good old-fashioned video tutorial.


We gush about how brilliant Martina Behm, Melanie Berg , Joji Locatelli, and Sally Melville are. We discuss the Einstein coat 
out of The Knit Stitch. And Jasmin laments her lack of. success with the Baby Surprise sweater. Gigi started a new Vanilla sock out of Regia.

 

Jasmin is nearly finished with Genevieve's Gone Astray cardigan.

 

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm.  Out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (Strick Mich! Club) and is working on the the first side part.

 

Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowll again! Jasmin is excited about Bristol Ivy’s Peace de Resistance mitts.

 

Mint Rain, Abstract Fiber, Black TrilliumKnitted Wit, are dyeing colors and donating to excellent charitable organizations.

 

Gigi has been knitting preemie hats, knitting British (throwing).

 

In Stitches:(22:05)

Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and 2016 socks.  Sam wore the Alien scarf by Debbie Stoller

 

Jasmin wore her rainbow dots cowl, cat hat, bifrost scarf . Genevieve wore her cat hat, and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat.

 

Events:(24:17)

 

We will be attending

- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest: if you're a vendor and want to participate, click the link and fill out the form!
 

 

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane booth

 

Contest:(28:12)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!


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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

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

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

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

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread in the Knitmore Girls Ravelry group about how to combat moths in clothing .

 

We mention comforter bags from Cleaners Supplies.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(39:11)

 

Jasmin is knitting in the dark, and dropped a stitch. Surprise!

 

Review:(45:01)

 

This week we review  Knitted Animal Nursery, by Fiona Goble

Jasmin mentions Rebecca Danger,  and baby sacks for the SCVMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

 

 

And Sew On:(59:51)

 

Gigi has been working on the Grinch bags, trimming corners.

 
Direct download: Colorwork_in_the_Dark_-_Episode_414_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:06pm PST

This episode has been sponsored by

 

 

Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

 

Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.

This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 

   

Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

 

 
 

Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you'll receive a hand blended, all-organic,loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like discounts, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving and supporting tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift. Visit plum deluxe dot com slash tea to learn more.

 

On the Needles:(0:30)


Gigi turned 60 on Saturday the 21st, and we attended the Women's March in San Jose. We saw a lot of pink hats. Gigi has been knitting preemie hats.

 

Jasmin is nearly finished with Genevieve's Gone Astray cardigan, and she has cast on the Baa-ble hat. She gushes about Sincere Sheep yarn. She has also knitted in sheep dogs. Gigi mentions Dr Gemma. Jasmin is hoping to sew the steek today.

 

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm, out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (StrickMich! Club)

 

Gigi has been working on the Sidewalk sweater, from the Grown collection, by Kate Oates in Venezia Bulky. She has been working on the sleeves, and is ready to start sleeve decreases. Also, she wanted to check the fit, so she put the sweater on Try it on Tubing, and put it on.

 

Jasmin finished a Kitkat hat for herself for the Women's March on Washington. out of White Birch Fiber Arts “Goth Cat” colorway. (We contacted the organizers of the pink Cat Hat project** for family friendly hashtags, and we got: #craftivism, #CreativeResistance, #HatsForHerstory.)

 

Jasmin has picked up her #BigBadBergalong  Ashburn shawl, and she is thinking of finishing her Viajante as a takealong project.

 

In Stitches:(17:11)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and the handspun cowl. The hand spun cowl is becoming a staple wardrobe piece. It has a number of bright colors with a black background, so it is very versatile. She thinks she should spin some more fiber for cowls. She also wore the Knitmore cowl, 2016 socks, and Jasmin's Bifrost. Jasmin mentions Ply magazine and the article on singles yarn.

 

Sam wore the shadow knitting Alien scarf out of Debbie Stoller's Stitch and Bitch

 

Jasmin wore her 3 color cashmere cowl, cat hat, Bifrost scarf

 

Genevieve wore her cat hat, Hamilknit hat. Rex wore the Quynn hat

 

Events:(23:46)

 

We will be attending

- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

We talk about- #knitmorebuymore #StitchesWest: Take pictures of finished projects with you to Stitches West to participating vendors.

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane Booth.

 

We attended TNNA, a craft show for vendors, and it was marvelous, educational, and exciting.

 

Contest:(31:28)


The Do Some Good Contest, and the Grinchalong are closed for this year,

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are back!

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

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.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

 


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We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

 

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.


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Mother Knows Best:(36:02)

 

This week we answer a question about steeking and converting a cardigan to a one piece construction.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(47:57)

 

Gigi ripped back the bind off and wing that she had knitted to make the Puerto Montt larger.

Also, she split a a stitch a few rows down. She had to drop it down a number of rows and ladder up

 

 

Review:(51:47)

 

This week we review

The Joy of Color by Janine Bajus

Jasmin mentions Carson Demers of Ergo I Knit, who is an ergonomics expert. IS THIS CORRECT?

 

 

And Sew On:(1:07:03)

 

Gigi has been working on the Grinch bags.

Direct download: The_Steeking_Podcast_-_Episode_413_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This episode has been sponsored by

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Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.
 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.
This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg   
Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

 

 photo plumdeluxe_logo_straptea_zpsujkgsrvu.jpg

 

Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you'll receive a hand blended, all-organic,loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like discounts, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving and supporting tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift. Visit plum deluxe dot com slash tea to learn more.
 

 

On the needles:(0:30)

 

Jasmin has been working on the Genevieve's Gone Astray cardigan. Jasmin loves the yarn from sincere Sheep, and she is planning on doing the Baa-ble hat. She so appreciates Boston Jen's support for her doing Goodreader and syncing phone and tablet for apps.

 

Jasmin laments that beading takes along time, even when she uses Oral-B superfloss. She's on the last chart row.

 

And Jasmin spoilered that Sivia Harding has a new cowl design coming up with Black Trillium Fibres.  She is planning to do the perfect buttonhole by Anna Zilboorg (CORRECTION: Book is called Splendid Apparel, not Embellished Knits). The buttonhole is also in Knitting for Anarchists.

 

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm. Out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (Strick Mich! Club) Finished body and started side part1.

 


 Jasmin finished a Cat hat for Genevieve for the Women's March on Washington. out of White Birch Fiber Arts “Royal Cat” colorway. We contacted the organizers of the pink Cat Hat project** for family friendly hashtags, and we got: #craftivism, #CreativeResistance, #HatsForHerstory.

 

She is thinking of finishing her Viajante as a taking along project.

 

 Gigi is working on her own Kit Kat hat out of Quince and Company's Osprey. Gigi has been working on the Sidewalk sweater, from the Grown collection, by Kate Oates in Venezia Bulky. She started the sleeves, two at a time. She loves the way the fabric feels, but it is hard on her hands.

 

Jasmin swatched for the First Light cardigan in Lisa Souza BFL worsted. She has also pulled out yarn to swatch for a vneck boxy by Joji Locatelli. She loves the Ann Budd stitch gauge ruler.

 

Gigi has been knitting preemie hats, and is working on a Kit Kat hat.

 

Genevieve wants to start knitting.

 

XRX is going online and will not be publishing Knitter's Magazine anymore. Stitches events will continue. 

 

In Stitches:(24:05)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, and the handspun cowl. The hand spun cowl is becoming a staple wardrobe piece. It has a number of bright colors with a black background, so it is very versatile. She also wore the Knitmore cowl, 2016 socks, and the Greyhaven hat Boston Jen knit for her.

 

Sam wore the shadow knitting Alien scarf. Out of Debbie Stoller's Stitch and Bitch

 

 

 

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan, and his Sherlock hat.

 

Events:(28:36)

 


We will be attending

 - TNNA 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23

 - Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. 

 

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane Booth.

 

We mention Specialties Sandwiches, which is our go to Stitches lunch choice.

 

 Jasmin mentions Door Dash as a food delivery option. She mentions the amazing restaurants in downtown Sunnyvale, Rok Bistro, Taverna Bistro, and Dishdash. Also Pho Minh. And we have tips for attending Stitches West (and an expense tracker!).

 

Contest: We didn't talk about the contests. Ooops ! (When podcasting attaaaaacks!)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being

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The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.


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The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.


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Mother Knows Best:(35:27)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thead, about how to get YouTube podcasts to downcast. If you have a tip, let us know

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:19)

 

Gigi was working on the Puerto Montt, and dropped a stitch where the sides meet, a decrease came undone. She had to tink back two rows and reknit. Also, she misread the instructions, she was supposed to have used up 60% of the yarn. She weighed the yarn she had left, and she had 60% left. Reading comprehension is crucial.

Review:(40:55)

This week we review Cute Critter Crochet, by Maki Oomaci

 

And Sew On:(50:06)

 

Gigi has been working on the Grinch bags. She also mended a pair of leggings, shorts and the Cinderella dress ( from Zulily) for Genevieve.

Direct download: A_Cave_with_WiFi_-_Episode_412_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:36pm PST

This episode has been sponsored by:

 

 

 

Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

 

Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.

This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 

   

Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

 

 

Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you'll receive a hand blended, all-organic,loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like discounts, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving and supporting tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift. Visit plum deluxe dot com slash tea to learn more.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:33)

 

Gigi finished Smooth  Operator Socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood. Also, the leftover yarn has been knit into preemie hats and the last bits have turned into pompoms.

 

Jasmin mentions Sock Architecture by Lara Neel for figuring out how to get just the right fit.

She also thanks Cat Bordhi for all her sock knowledge.

 

 Jasmin really likes Sarah and Duck.  And she mentions the Genevieve Tube Sock pattern. ]

 


Gigi is working on sidewalk sweater, Grown collection, by Kate Oates in Venezia Bulky.


 She is working on a Cat hat for Genevieve for the Women's March on Washington. out of White Birch Fiber Arts “royal cat” colorway. We contacted the organizers of the pink Cat Hat project** for family friendly hashtags, and we got: #craftivism, #CreativeResistance, #HatsForHerstory.

 

Also, Gigi finished another Quynn hat, and a all the leftover yarn from a pair of socks into preemie hats, and still had leftovers for pompoms, and made lots of itty bitty pompoms. Genevieve helped.We use the Clover Pompom Maker.

 

Jasmin got the charts, sheep and sheepdogs sorted to finish Genevieve's Gone Astray cardigan.

 

Jasmin swatched for the First Watch cardigan in Lisa Souza BFL worsted. She has also pulled out yarn to swatch for a vneck boxy by Joji Locatelli.

 

Jasmin has started crocheting the Elsa Amigarumi kit from Kristen's Kords. #letitCRO

 

Boston Jen is emotionally supporting this endeavor.

 

 

In Stitches:(27:32)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore cowl. Looked at closet to pick a sweater, they are bright.

 

Jasmin wore her Greyhaven hat, rainbow wristers, and Breezy Cardigan, and the Tempest cardigan. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater,Worm hat, the Coronation cardigan, Kapuzin hoodie, Hamilknit hat.

 

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan, his Sherlock hat, and the Dino hat.

 

Events:(29:25)

 


We will be attending TNNA 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23, and Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Contest:(31:04)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being

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


The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.


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

The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.


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Mother Knows Best:(34:26)

 

Stick with it and it'll click. (Learning to read your knitting - reading crochet stitches)

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:19)

 

Gigi wanted to work on Sidewalk sweater. She needs to add stitches to accommodate back 40.  She will need to try it on and figure out where to start. She mentions Try it on Tubing.

 

Opus the octopus.  Gigi needs to attach eyelids before knitting more, so she can start stuffing the head. 

 


Review:(45:28)

This week we review

 

 

 

 

Straw into Gold:(55:49)

Device upgrade!

 

And Sew On:(58:06)

 

Gigi has been sewing some more seams on Grinch bags. 

 
 
Direct download: Cognates_-_Episode_411_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:17pm PST

This episode has been sponsored by:

 

Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.



 
 
 
 
 

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.

Always open to custom requests, just email Michelle and together we make your color ideas come to life...

Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.
This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 

   

Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

 
 

Nothing says I love you like yarn or fiber from Lisa Souza... or a gift certificate from Lisa Souza. Lisa is offering a 15% discount to your listeners, through January. Use the code KNITMORE in the comments box on the order page.

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

 

We gush about Plum Deluxe Tea. 

 

Jasmin has finished her Bifrost scarf. and we discuss blocking. She has picked up her Ashburn #BigBadBergalong, and is using BostonJen's GoodReader lesson, out of Lollipop yarn.

 

Jasmin is working on her #bigbadbergalong Ashburn (and using BostonJen’s GoodReader lessons).

 


Gigi is working on the Sidewalk sweater, from the Grown collection by Tincanknits, in Venezia Bulky.



 Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She has finished a Sherlock hat out of Cascade 220. (She added modifications in her project notes.) She is working on a Cat hat for Genevieve for the Women's March on Washington.


Gigi is working on socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood.


Gigi is knitting the Smooth Operator Socks. First sock is done, second one is close to the toe. Also, she has started on the 2017 batch of preemie hats. She has also swatched the Ornament colorway from Knitmona 

 

 

In Stitches:(13:39)

 

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore cowl. Looked at closet to pick a sweater, they are bright. She thinks she should wear her Gran's Hug again.

 

Jasmin wore her Pussycat hat, Rainbow dots cowl, and Breezy Cardigan.  She also mentions the Austen Striped Cowl .Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat, the baby mine cardigan, the Coronation cardigan, Kapuzin hoodie, hamilknit hat.

 

Jasmin is excited about having ordered the extra large salad spinner. [Turned out, not so large.]

 

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat, and bumble hat, and the Dino hat. Jasmin wants to take a Gleener to Rex's sweater. 

 

 

Events:(22:02)

 


We will be attending TNNA 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23 and Stitches West,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. We are planning a Meet and Greet on Saturday at noon in the Erin Lane Booth. We will be happy to collect preemie hats, and hats for KnitAid. Anne Vally will be collecting the hats and sending them on.

 

Contest:(22:38)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being

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


The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.


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

The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.


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Mother Knows Best:(28:10)

 

 

Jasmin 2017 is : Speak Up. Speak up for what you believe, speak up when you have a question. 


Review:(35:40)


This week we review

The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, by Wendy Bernard


Jasmin mentions Barbara Walker,


and our interview with her, and the phenomenal Nicky Epstein stitch dictionaries, and the Norah Gaughan Cables Sourcebook 


And Sew On :(39:00)


Gigi mended some pants. She also did some autopilot sewing of project bags. Jasmin mentions Amy Beth, The Fat Squirrel Speaks and The Knit Girllls, and Voollenvine.

 

Direct download: Varsity_Sewing_-_Episode_410_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33am PST

This episode has been sponsored by

 

 
Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

 
 
 
 
 
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.

Always open to custom requests, just email Michelle and together we make your color ideas come to life...
Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.
This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 
   
Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
 
Nothing says I love you like yarn or fiber from Lisa Souza... or a gift certificate from Lisa Souza. Lisa is offering a 15% discount to your listeners, through January. Use the code KNITMORE in the comments box on the order page.

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

 



Gigi is practicing her British Style knitting on some more preemie hats. She knitted another Quynn hat out of San Jose Sharks colored yarn. 

 


 Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She has nearly finished a Sherlock hat out of Cascade 220. She cast on a Cat hat for Genevieve for the Women's March on Washington.

 

Gigi is working on socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood.

 

Gigi is planning to knit them into Smooth Operator Socks. Socks are on hold until she knits the heel.

Jasmin has a brilliant idea how she could continue.

 

Gigi mentions the kit of hat knitting needles that she is using.

 

Jasmin is also working on her Bifrost scarf. and we discuss blocking. Jasmin mentions Boston Jen and Cleaner's Supplies Bags.

 

In Stitches:(14:52)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore Cowl, and the Serpentine cowl and Jasmin's yellow hat and a cashmere shawl

 

Jasmin wore her Three Color Cashmere Cowl,Pussycat hat, Rainbow dots cowl, and Breezy Cardigan. She also mentions the Austen Striped Cowl .Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat, the baby mine cardigan, the Coronation cardigan.

 

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat, and bumble hat, and the Dino hat.

Andrew wore a sweater out of handspun.

 


Events:(22:02)


We will be attending TNNA at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23and Stitches West,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

 

Contest:(22:38)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being

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


The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.


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

The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.


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 We mention Voolenvine's podcast

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:10)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about what comes first, the pattern or the yarn.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(34:23)



 

Gigi was working on the Quynn hat, doing decreases. Counting to ten for decreases was too challenging. She had to rip back and start the decreases again. 

 

Jasmin will redo the earflaps on the Sherlock hat.You can find the color evaluator here.

 


Review:(35:40)

 

Pattern and color dictionary 

Some patterns would be wonderful in gradients

 Gigi mentions the Ruby Beholder

 

And Sew On:(45:56)

 

Gigi is pressing Grinch-along bags, Jasmin is doing the sewing. We are planning to ask Genevieve to do the drawstrings.

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:( 59:00)

 

While we were sewing, we were listening to The Grocery Girls 

Jasmin mention Rosemary Hill's shawl pins

 

Gigi had a gift recipient pick a gift out of her stash of knitted items that are waiting to be blocked, a möbius cowl out of Sivia Harding's Book of Cowls out of Bijou Basin yak.

I really like that pattern and will knit it again.

 

Jasmin talks how the eggnog and Coquito turned out, as well as how we felt about the hot cocoa and and red wine that we had seen on Facebook. Jasmin mentions Penzey's Cocoa.

Also, we mentioned Glühwein.

Direct download: Newfangled_-_Episode_409_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:46pm PST

This episode has been sponsored by

 

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Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

 

 

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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.

Always open to custom requests, just email Michelle and together we make your color ideas come to life...

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg

Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.

This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 

 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg   

Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

 photo Page-01_zpsgpgjdu9d.jpg

Nothing says I love you like yarn or fiber from Lisa Souza... or a gift certificate from Lisa Souza. Lisa is offering a 15% discount to your listeners, through January. Use the code KNITMORE in the comments box on the order page.


On the Needles:(0:33)

 



Gigi is practicing her British Style knitting on preemie hats. Jasmin mentions the Pussycat hat.

Gigi is making ittie bittie  preemie hat pom poms  and Genevieve helped with that. A Hat for Mrs Goldman  comes up in conversation. We talk about our virtual children's book shelf.

Jasmin mentions the Geeky Girls Knit podcast.

 



Jasmin wants to knit hats for Rex.

 Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She cast on a Sherlock hat out of Cascade 220. She finished a Cat hat for the Women's March on Washington on January 21st.

 

 

Gigi has knitted the Quynn hat,and started another one. Jasmin mentions Laura from the Knit Girllls.

Jasmin is also working on her Bifrost scarf. She mentions the Manual Spinner.

 

Gigi is working on socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood.

Gigi is planning to knit them into smooth operator socks.

 

Gigi mentions the kit of hat knitting needles that she is using.

 

Jasmin mentions Wabi Sabi in Canada, and the new collection point now is Anne Vally from Little Skein in the Big Wool. She also is the collection point for Knit Aid.

 

In Stitches:(27:16)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore Cowl.

 

Jasmin wore her Pussycat hat, BostonJen Greyhaven hat & cowl, and Breezy Cardigan . Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat, Duck sweater, the Coronation cardigan.

 

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat, and bumble hat.



Events:(35:31)

 



We will be attending TNNA at the San Jose Convention Center, in January and Stitches West,  February 23-26.



 

Contest:(36:05)



 

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being

 



The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations

.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.


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



 

Mother Knows Best:(42:22)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about using something other than foam blocking mats

.

Jasmin mentions Flor tiles

 

We are looking for ideas for a good blocking set up.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(47:22)

 

 

Jasmin can't keep track of a 2 row repeat, even though Joanna Johnson's pattern is brilliant.  Gigi is knitting the Quynn hat in fingering yarn, and there are issues.

 


Review:(50:10)

 


My Knitted Doll, by 


Louise Crowther

 

Gigi mentions the Target version of the American Girls dolls.

Jasmin suggests the Rebecca Danger Monsters and 50 Yards of Fun.

 

 And Sew On:(54:38)

 

Gigi is sewing Grinch-along bags

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:( 59:00)

 

We talk about the itty bitty Christmas stocking Advent calendar that Gigi sewed from a panel. Gigi filled them with decorations from Beverly's.

 

Jasmin talks about eggnog and Coquito. And we are thinking about the hot cocoa and and red wine that we have been seeing on facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Really_Good_Goodies_-_Episode_408_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:16pm PST

This episode has been sponsored by

 

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

 
 
 
 
 

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 Last year, Erin.Lane Bags and Holiday Yarns took you through the wardrobe. In 2017, we're setting off on another adventure.
Join us as we tour through the enchanted and beautiful lands of Middle-Earth. From the serene lands of the Shire, to the peaceful retreat of Imladris, and down to the shining city of the city of Minas Tirith and the dark lands of Mordor, this knitting journey is not to be missed.
Six boxes will come to you throughout the year, complete with a project bag, a new project pattern, and all the yarn you need to make it come to life. Sign up today for your Middle-Earth knitting tour at erinlanebags.com.
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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
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Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.


On the Needles:(0:33)

Gigi has been working on Opus the Octopus from Infinite Twist. The body is done, she needs to do eyelids, and she cast on the underside out of contrast yarn. Also, we love the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  We also talk about the Goodreader app.

 

Jasmin is working on her next Hamilknit. She has made an "And Peggy" chart for the new hat. We mention Emily might be releasing the modified charts, and the TinCanKnits Hackalong.

 

Gigi is working on socks out of White Birch Fiberarts, and she is planning to knit them into smooth operator socks. 

 

 Jasmin is also working on a skein of White Birch in the Little Birdie colorway. $5  of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $5 will go to Planned Parenthood.

  

Gigi is working on the cuff of a pair of green Christmas socks from #25DaysOfEnabling  It needs something more, so she has stopped working on it.  Episode 18 of the "The Fruity Knitting Videocast" has an excellent fair isle tutorial about 20 minutes in. We mention the Philosopher's Wool technique technique.

 

 

Jasmin is working on black sleeves for the Anna Cardigan.

 

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt, But still hasn't knitted up all the yarn that she had ripped out.

  She mentions his Welcome to the Flock cardigan. 

 

Jasmin loves the yarn she got from Lisa Souza and she is plannning to knit a Diplodocus sweater for Rex and she mentions Megknitficent who knits amazing things.

 

Gigi used the Gleener to take unsightly fuzz off polar fleece sheets. Jasmin talks about the Gleener FURniture Brush 2-in-1 Upholstery and Pet Brush


Jasmin wants to knit hats for Rex.

 

Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She is planning to knit Rex a Sherlock hat out of cascade 220. She mentions the Olivia hat, and she started a Cat hat.

 

Jasmin is about ⅓ done with the sleeves on the Anna cardigan. Jasmin started and is nearly finished with a  Cat hat for the Women's March on January 21st

 

Jasmin is also working on her Bifrost scarf.

 


In Stitches:(27:16)

 

Gigi is wearing wool socks, and hat at night and the Knitmore cowl and a cowl out of handspun.  She is thinking she should knit some sweaters she wants to wear. The kids like it when Jasmin wears the Breezy cardigan   

 

Gigi thinks she would love to knit a Ribby Cardi and a Tunic length sweater. She thinks she would like a Grown collection sweater.

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen Greyhaven hat & cowl, Eadon, Tangled Yoke sweater, and Breezy Cardigan . Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat and gloves, the Squirrel sweater, Elmo scarf, and “Worm Hat”, Hamilknit hat, Duck sweater. Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat.

Sam would like a Bumble hat.


Events:(35:31)

 

We will be attending TNNA in January and Stitches West,  February 23-26.


Contest:(36:05)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being.

 

 The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.

The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.

 

Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.

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Mother Knows Best:(42:22)

 

Today, we have a piece of advice:

If at first you don't succeed, find new directions.

Jasmin mentions King Arthur Flour recipes.


When Knitting Attacks:(47:22)

 

Jasmin did Hamilknit star crown repair. She used the Wanda ("handitool") to do the repairs. 


Review:(50:10)

 

This week we review My Favorite Things: a knitted celebration of The Sound of Music by Anne Vally

 

(You can find the kit/collection here.)


Holidays with the Knitmores:(1:04:22)

 

Jasmin has an amazing LYS experience at the Cake Works. Also, Genevieve watched The Grinch cartoon. She said that natural food color is available at Whole Foods and is called India Dye

 

Jasmin enthuses about Rachel Herron's series of romance novels, set in Cypress Hollow!

 

Gigi is fond of the Die Hard! series of Christmas movies. Also, the California Raisins.

Gigi had sewn small Christmas stockings, stuffed them  with small ornaments from Beverly's and hung them from a garland. Gigi is hanging her mini balls from the Opal advent calendar between the Christmas stockings.

Direct download: Sleeve_Opimist_-_Episode_407_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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