Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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

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

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

 

On The Needles:(0:33)

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Gigi is slogging away at the Trouvaille.

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

#stashdash2016#teamcuteknitter #emilyvsjasmin, #teambutterfly

 

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


Contest:(21:35)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

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

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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#projectsweaterchest #elizalong

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

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Mother Knows Best:(23:17)

 

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

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

 

When Knitting Attacks:(31:37)

 

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

 

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

 

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


Purloined:(39:53)

 

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


Review:(44:38)

 

This week we review: Refined Knits, by Jennifer Woods

 

Jasmin references Botanical Knits.

 

And Sew On:(56:48)

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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We'd like you to meet two very special yarns, Lily and Lotus!  Both yarns are a luscious blend of yak, merino, and silk. They are naturally a light grey color, quite lovely as they are, but we just can't stop ourselves from putting lots of bright color on top. Overdyeing the grey mutes our brights just a little, making them richer and oh, so wearable. Lily is a worsted weight 4-ply with a very round structure that makes cables and textures pop. Lily's little sister Lotus is fingering weight with a tight twist. Perfect for socks, scarves, sweaters, or anything. Get Lily and Lotus at AbstractFiber.com

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

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

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

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

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

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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

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

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


On The Needles:(0:34)

 

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

 

The Landon cardigan is almost ready for Stash Dash. 

 

Jasmin has made progress on the Spock sweater 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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


Contest:(16:23)

 

#operationsockdrawer

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

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

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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#elizalong/ #OperationSweaterChest

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


Mother Knows Best:(18:19)

 

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

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

 

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

 

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


When Knitting Attacks:(31:10)

 

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

 

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


Purloined:(33:35)

 

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

 

Review:(37:51)

 

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

 

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

and the Wonderful Wallaby sweater

 

Jasmin mentions the amazing Unicorn Fibre Woolwash


And Sew On:(50:43)

 

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

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This weeks episode is sponsored by:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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

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

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

 

On The Needles:(0:32)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 Gigi is plugging away on the Peppermint Mocha socks.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Contest:(24:58)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

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

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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#ProjectSweaterChest is continuing.

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#Elizalong is also going on.


Mother Knows Best:(26:40)

 

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

about progress on the studio space. 

 

 Our professional organizer friend provided amazing support.

Jasmin mentions the neighborhood Next Door app .


When Knitting Attacks:(33:22)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Review:(38:04)

 

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


And Sew On:(52:34)

 

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

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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

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

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

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

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

 

On The Needles:(0:33)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Jasmin mentions bullet journals.


In Stitches:(24:16)

 

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

 

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

      

Contest:(28:04)

 

Operation Sock Drawer

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

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

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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

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#Elizalong


Mother Knows Best:(30:26)

 

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

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

Jasmin talks about the Persian Tiles blanket.

 

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:54)

 

 Gigi got kicked by her  Fancy Zebra Cowl

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

 

Purloined:(43:30)

 

We were tagged by the Geeky Girls and are responding:

 

5 Podcasters to have dinner with :

Gigi's choices

 

Knit Girlls

The Twin Set

Voolenvine

Diestelfliege

Wil Wheaton

 

Jasmin's:

Leslie and Laura of the Knit Girlls

Michelle of Actually Knitting

Amy Beth, the Fat Quirrel

Danie and Susie, the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin

Isabelle of Fluffy Fibers

 

5 People:

Gigi

Anthony Bourdain

Tim Gunn

Michael Buble

The Muppets

 

Jasmin

Diana Gabaldon

Aaron Sorkin

Priscilla Gibson-Roberts

Meg Swansen

Amy Detjen

 

5 Fictional Characters:

 

 Gigi:

- Madame DeFarge

- Claire and Jaime Fraser

- Tyrion Lannister of Game of Thrones

- Spock

- Miles Vorkosigan

 

Jasmin:

 

Josh Lyman of  West Wing

Sidney Chambers from Grantchester

Spike from Buffy

Claire Fraser from Outlander

Abby from NCIS


Review:(51:38)

 

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

Jasmin really likes her other Jacket books.

Custom Fit Jackets

Jackets

 

Jasmin also mentions Barbara Walker's Stitch pattern books

 

And Sew On:(59:45)

 

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

 

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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

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

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

 

On The Needles:(0:34)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Jasmin has been convinced to do swatches in the round.

 

We mention Jean Frost, whose work is amazing.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Gigi is also getting close to finishing her Viajante.

 

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

 

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


Contest:(28:09)

 

 We have a winner for #operationsockdrawer: harmonyt/harmonyTG

 

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

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

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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The winner for the #elizalong is TewshortforU

 


Mother Knows Best:(30:54)

 

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

 

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


When Knitting Attacks:(37:44)

 

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


Review:(40:54)

 

This week we review Splendid Apparel, by Anna Zilboorg  

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

Jasmin also likes her book, Knitting for Anarchists


And Sew On:(49:06)

 

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

 

Direct download: Speaking_of_Steeking_-_Episode_374_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This weeks episode is sponsored by:

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We'd like you to meet two very special yarns, Lily and Lotus!  Both yarns are a luscious blend of yak, merino, and silk. They are naturally a light grey color, quite lovely as they are, but we just can't stop ourselves from putting lots of bright color on top. Overdyeing the grey mutes our brights just a little, making them richer and oh, so wearable. Lily is a worsted weight 4-ply with a very round structure that makes cables and textures pop. Lily's little sister Lotus is fingering weight with a tight twist. Perfect for socks, scarves, sweaters, or anything. Get Lily and Lotus at AbstractFiber.com

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Yesterday, April 13th was not just an ordinary “yesterday” at Bar-Maids!  Yesterday  we were full out celebrating the Knitmore Girls  8th Anniversary – cake and all! (fresh banana from the famous Vancouver, WA bakery, Larson’s). Wish you were here!  We thank the Knitmores for their honesty,  creativity ,and unique spin on life. And we thank you for inviting them into your life.  But because you couldn’t  be here to enjoy cake, we are handing out party favors. Between April 13th – April16th, you can receive 20% off Bar-Maids products when ordering online at www.bar-maids.com. At checkout enter coupon code: KnitMore8

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

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

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

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

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”! 

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

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

 

On The Needles:(0:34)

 

 Jasmin is working on the Spock sweater for Rex out of Fab Funky Fibres. She really likes the new linking feature on Ravelry's project pages.

 

Gigi has been working on the Peppermint Mocha socks out of Coffee with C.C., and needs to pay attention.

 

Jasmin has been working on the poly Chevron cowl, out of Black Trillium Fibres.

 

Gigi had been working on her Fancy Zebra cowl #zebralong #LuxAdornaKnits. Her needles were dull and made the knitting challenging. She found a set of circular Pyrex needles from Sheila Ernst and her knitting is flying now. Jasmin also knitted her Three Color Cowl out of LuxAdornaKnits yarn. 

 

Gigi finished three preemie hats out of leftover sock yarn/ swap yarn.

Jasmin has finished the Sunflower beret, from Ann Norling #30, for #25000tuques #newhomenewhat

 

Gigi is also working on the Rib-a-roni hat out of yarn from a Sheepspot tasting kit.

 

Jasmin is working on the Coronation cardigan. we discuss mattress stitching the underarm vs grafting it.

 

Happy Anniversary! Leave reviews for your favorite podcasts. Jasmin mentions Like Water for Chocolate. She adores Amy Beth, from The Fat Squirrel Speaks, the  Prairie Girls Knit and Spin, Knitting Butterflies , BostonJen of the Downcellar podcast, Dr Gemma, Teaching Your Brain to Knit, Voolenvine, Laura Gynx, the Knit Girllls .

 

We would love for other podcasters, and videocasters to introduce their shows on this thread.

 

In Stitches:(20:53)

 

Gigi wore the Grey Citron shawl. One day she wore a pair of Van Gogh socks that looked like she had gotten sick over her feet.

 

Jasmin loves her Austin cowl. 

 

Jasmin misattributed who made a gift hat for her, that Boston Jen had knitted for her.

 

Genevieve wore the  Elsa sweater and hat, Ophelia Addams hat and wristers,  Duck sweater, and the tulip stripes cardigan,

Rex  napped under the Love blanket, and snuggled under the Breezy cardigan, as did Gigi.


Contest:(27:07)

 

The latest prize is an Erin Lane project bag.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

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

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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#Elizalong 

The prize is a set of Namaste Oh Snap! pouches #ProjectSweaterChest

 

Gigi mentions the contest that the Twin Set are  sponsoring for their UFO along. Retraction: it is an UNKAL. Click on the link to read dates and conditions for participation.

 

Jasmin tells us that Emily from Knitting Butterflies has challenged her to a race in Stash Dash, which is perpetuated by the Knit Girllls. Also, we have joined Tumblr as KnitmoreGirls.


Mother Knows Best:(31:45)

 

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

about pompoms, and securing them. Also, the differences between hanks, skeins, and balls.

 

Also, how to address repetitive motion injuries. She references Carson Demer, the knitting ergonomist.


When Knitting Attacks:(41:14)

 

Gigi was attacked by the numbers on the  Peppermint Mocha socks .

The Fancy Zebra cowl needed to be started  again, since she didn't need to double the cast on yarn. Also, counting to ten seems to be challenging and so she had to rip back a number of rows.

 

Purloined:(44:17)

 

This week Jasmin purloins this sentiment from One Bad Mother: "You're Doing a Great Job!" 


Review:(47:40)

 

This week we review

Knit Superheroes by Rebecca Danger

We also love her other books

The Big Book of Knitted Monsters, 50 Yards of Fun, Knit a Monster Nursery

Direct download: Podcast_Traitor_-_Episode_373_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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

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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..Follow on Facebook, Instagram, Etsy or Ravelry to get the latest news on what Michelle is up to.

Berry Colorful Yarnings, where color plays.  

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Rich saturated color. Bold interesting combinations; dare we say shocking hues? Dragonfly Fibers is your source for beautiful quality yarns and fibers. Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops around the world and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. Come see us at STITCHES West, February 18-21st in Santa Clara, California. We'll be in booths 706, 708 and 710. You can shop on our site 24/7 at www.dragonflyfibers.com. Be sure to check out the link for our 2016 Club Dragonfly. Great designers, exclusive colorways and a bonus swag option! Discover why we say that Dragonfly Fibers is "The Colors of Happiness".

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 

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

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

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

 

On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin is working on the  Spock sweater and is very pleased with the colors.

 

Gigi has finished two pairs of Opal socks.

Jasmin finished the Landon pullover and blocked it. She mentioned the sale at Lisa Souza.


Gigi is working on the Peppermint Mocha socks out of Coffee with C.C. and ruminating on which heel to use. Jasmin has made some progress on her  poly Chevron cowl, out of Black Trillium Fibres and is quite thrilled with it.

 

Gigi finished another preemie hat, and she finished the Buzzbee hat from Woolly Wormhead out of yarn from a taster kit from Sheepspot #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat, and she won Yarn Chicken.

 

Jasmin knit the sunflower beret #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat. She may knit more. She used Regia 6 in green, Opal 6 ply for the yellow and brown. 

 

Thank you, again, to the Bar Maids for shipping the first 612 hats! #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat

 

We are going to have a cowl Knitalong together with Lux Adorna Knits. This will be known as the #Zebralong (also tag with #LuxAdornaKAL for a chance to win prizes in their group and thread!)

 

Official cast on date is May 1st.  Ravelry threads can be found on the Knitmore forum, and in the Lux Adorna group


In Stitches:(19:42)

 

Gigi wore her Sothia shawl, which was blocked, but she had neglected to weave in ends. Also she wore socks and could feel the stitches on her feet. We mention Kroy sock yarn.

 

Genevieve wore the little Oak Cardigan, Ophelia Addams hat and wristers,  Duck sweater, and the tulip stripes cardigan,

 

 

Contest:(24:06)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

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

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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Also, we have prizes for the Elizalong from:

- A Good Yarn, they sent  the now unavailable Oh- Snap pouches from Namaste

- a half off coupon for a sweater's worth of yarn from Quince and Co. (We are going to supplement the cost of the yarn to make a whole sweater.)

- Our regular day to give out a prize hopefully will be the 13th of each month.

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Gigi and Jasmin are both intrigued with linen and knitted linen ribbon. And Jasmin noticed that a t shirt she just got from Old Navy is actually half linen.


Mother Knows Best:(30:02):

 

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

 

One listener asked if we were project or process knitters.

She also liked the bucket book. LINK?

 

Also, we answered a question about kids learning to spin. Gigi mentions Respect The Spindle.


When Knitting Attacks:(45:31)

 

Gigi was working on the Peppermint Mocha socks and noticed that she had a hard time counting to four. She also managed to have different numbers of stitches on the top and bottom of her Vanilla socks, and had to rip back to the beginning of the toe.

 

She was working on hats and the tip of her brand new needle sheared off.

 

Jasmin was working on her poly Chevron cowl, out of Black Trillium Fibres. She messed up the pattern so thoroughly that Gigi ended up pulling back five rows.

 

Also, the Landon pullover is too tight to go over Rex's  head, so she will put in a zipper. She also mentions Shetland. And Grantchester, both tv shows. (There's a thread about Shetland in our Ravelry group here.)

 

Review:(54:45)

 

This week we review Betsy Beads, by Betsy Hershberg


And Sew On:(1:02:32)

 

Gigi shortened three pairs of jeans and patched another pair for GrandpaDahling.

Direct download: Darn_Good_Stuff_-_Episode_372_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am PDT

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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You probably attend an event at least once a year. Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short that your plan includes the necessary pit stop (crossing your fingers for short lines) and visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.

As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes there is a sudden run on your favorite scent or product and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just stinks!

Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple and fast, you’ll LOVE the experience!

Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com for directions, and we'll even text you a reminder during the event! 

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Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit! At yarnfest? Come visit us in booths 515 and 517!

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

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


On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Jasmin's cowl surgery is done, and the Austen cowl is finished. She mentions Ysolda Teague's brilliant "Make the long tail manageable by folding it multiple times before threading the needle." method for her 180 stitches worth of Kitchener stitch.

 

Gigi finished knitting on six preemie hats. Jasmin has ideas for helping her get more preemie hats done.

 

Jasmin is making good progress on the Spock sweater. It is even easier than the Bifrost scarf. She is also excited about working on the Coronation cardigan, it feels close to being done.

 

Gigi finished yet another pair of Opal Socks.

 

Jasmin finished the Landon pullover for Rex. (Lisa Souza and Cooperative Press are offering discounts on Boys Knits and yarn, check the project page.)

 

Gigi has two more FOs, she has knit two Propeller hats from Woolly Wormhead, out of Infinite Twist Helix Yarn.

 

Jasmin has cast on the poly Chevron cowl , out of Black Trillium Fibres, she mentions her Boneyard.

 Gigi has cast on the Peppermint Mocha socks out of Coffee with C.C.


In Stitches:(17:43)

 

Gigi wore  socks, and her Gran's Hug,

Jasmin wore the Emily hat.

 

Genevieve wore the Elsa sweater and hat, little Oak Cardigan, Ophelia Addams hat and wristers, colorblock, Duck sweater, and the tulip stripes cardigan, and the elmo scarf

 

Rex wore the blue wrap sweater.

 

Contest:(19:43)

 

We have a new prize: a draw string Erin Lane project bag

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.

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

Also, we have prizes for the Elizalong from:

- A Good Yarn, they sent  the now unavailable Oh- Snap pouches from Namaste

- a half off coupon for a sweater's worth of yarn from Quince and Co. (We are going to supplement the cost of the yarn to make a whole sweater.)

- Our regular day to give out a prize hopefully will be the 13th of each month.

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Mother Knows Best:(22:33)

 

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

about reclaiming yarn from thrifted sweaters. Jasmin thinks that Judith McKenzie McCuin may teach a class on this.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(27:06)

 

Gigi dropped a number of stitches. Also, she thought she didn't need to use stitch markers. That showed her!

While watching Grantchester, Jasmin was too distracted to pay attention to her knitting.

 

 

Review:(32:07)

 

This week we review

Knitting Fabric Rugs by Karen Tiede . We didn't find her offering a class on Craftsy

Martelli rotary cutter was suggested for cutting thrifted clothes.

Jasmin insists that there is t shirt yarn available! She is right!


Short Rows: (43:31)

 

Genevieve does a review of Joanna Johnson's children's books

Direct download: Episode_371.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:10pm PDT

 

This weeks episode is sponsored by:

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You probably attend an event at least once a year. Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short that your plan includes the necessary pit stop (crossing your fingers for short lines) and visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.
As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes there is a sudden run on your favorite scent or product and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just stinks!
Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple and fast, you’ll LOVE the experience!
Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com for directions, and we'll even text you a reminder during the event!

 

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Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com.

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Rich saturated color. Bold interesting combinations; dare we say shocking hues? Dragonfly Fibers is your source for beautiful quality yarns and fibers. Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops around the world and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. Come see us at STITCHES West, February 18-21st in Santa Clara, California. We'll be in booths 706, 708 and 710. You can shop on our site 24/7 at www.dragonflyfibers.com. Be sure to check out the link for our 2016 Club Dragonfly. Great designers, exclusive colorways and a bonus swag option! Discover why we say that Dragonfly Fibers is "The Colors of Happiness".
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Did you get a spinning wheel or spindle for a holiday gift? We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy!
  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit!
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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.
Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance. 

 


On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin has been very prolific this week, she finished, finished,  finished  the 3 Color Cashmere cowl, by Pepperberry/LuxAdorna.

 

Gigi finished heels on a pair of Fluoromania socks, and now needs to citric acid set the color.

Jasmin had done surgery on the Striped cowl, and has blocked it.

 

 Gigi wove in ends on a 2015 preemie hat, and finished her second 2016 preemie hat. Jasmin suggested she participate in the Geeky Girls Knit 52 weeks of Charity Knitalong 

 

Gigi fretted about getting caught up with having knit one preemie hat a week, so she would be ready for her "Cast on something every day in May" craziness that she thought she had heard about from the Prairie Girls.  She misheard, they had suggested that in May, listeners cast on One new thing. 

 

Something new everyday is crazy. And that is why it appealed to Gigi. We are also planning something, but Jasmin isn't telling yet.

 

Jasmin suggests Woolly Wormhead patterns in preemie sizes.  She is working on the Sultana hat #25000touques/#newhomenewhat

 

Also, Kate from Infinite Twist, and Michelle from Berry Colorful Yarnings sent beautiful yarn for hats. And, a big thank you to the Bar Maids for covering the cost for shipping and being a collection point.  

 

Jasmin made progress on the  CSM hybrid socks (NZAK Quick Knitter), out of  Voolenvine Footsie "Myth"

Gigi cast on a pair of Peppermint Mocha socks out o C.C. Almon's new book Coffee with C.C. and she learned a new skill for that, the Twisted German Cast-On. 

 

Jasmin picked up the Spock sweater that had been languishing and she is enjoying it.

 

Gigi talks about Rocka Sockorna which is celebrated in Sweden for World Down Syndrome day.  Jasmin mentions Kelle Hampton, who writes a lovely, uplifting blog.

 

Jasmin has picked up the Landon pullover and is enjoying working on it.


In Stitches:(23:37)

 

Gigi wore hand knit socks, and everything else was boring.

 

Jasmin wore one of the hats that  Emily knitted for us, and the rainbowdots cowl that goes with everything. She slso talked about the Harvest. sweater that Emily knitted for Rex.

 

Genevieve wore the Elsa sweater and hat, little Oak Cardigan, Ophelia Addams hat and wristers, colorblock, Duck sweater

Rex wore his Lara Neel sweater (Keys to the Castle) and  his hand-me-down Monster pants

 

One of Genevieve's Playful Stripes cardigans lost a  center of  a button. It will be glued back in.


Contest:(31:17)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

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

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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Also, we have prizes for the Elizalong from A Good Yarn, they sent  the now unavailable Oh- Snap pouches from Namaste, and we got a half off coupon for a sweater's worth of yarn from Quince and Co. We are going to supplement the cost of the yarn to make a whole sweater.

 

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We are going to have a social media contest on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The prize is going to be Spilly Jane Knits Mittens's new mitten book.

 

In the comments, post a haiku you have written, a story or something entertaining, original and delightful about mittens.

 


Mother Knows Best:(36:27)

 

This week we  respond to some of the discussion about "Do your best, and Why bother being mediocre" from the "What you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

Jasmin mentions her Mariah cardigan.

Gigi mentions Anna Zilboorg and Jean Frost


When Knitting Attacks:(42:07)

 

Gigi yet again found that she had not enough stitches for the toe. She  keeps losing stitches in the foot of the sock.

 She also managed to bead on the wrong row of the Viajante.


Review:(46:17)

 

This week we review Knit my Skirt, by Candace Eisner Strick

 

Gigi mentions the Lanesplitter skirt, and Thai Silks

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

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

 

 

On the Needles:(0:33)

 

Gigi has three finished objects. She finished the yellow and orange stripy socks, that matched her Stitches West project bag from Erin LaneBags.

 

She finished a pair of last years neon socks that needed an afterthought heel.

She also finished her third preemie hat of the year.

 

Jasmin finished knitting the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl out of Pepperberry/LuxAdorna

 

Gigi citric acid soaked three pairs of socks she had knitted last year, and is weaving in ends of an unfinished pair of socks every night.

 

Jasmin performed surgery on her striped cowl, and Gigi was wondering about Sock Madness 10, and was intrigued about the Twinset Designs WIP KAL

 

Jasmin worked on the CSM hybrid socks (NZAK Quick Knitter), out of  Voolenvine Footsie "myth", and wrestled with the machine. 

 

 She also cast on a new #25000touques hat with yarn from Michelle Berry, the Sultana hat. She is using a Leslie Wind cable needle

 

Also thanks to our listeners for contributing hats, and thank you to Purlescence for being a collection point and thank you to the Bar Maids for paying for the shipping of the hats up to Montreal!


In Stitches:(18:30)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks.

 

Jasmin wore the yellow hat, and her rainbow dots cowl

 

Genevieve Elsa sweater and hat, the Little Oaks cardigan, Ophelia Addams hat and wristers, the Kapuzin hoodie, and the color block pullover.

 

Jasmin also used Beyond Clean to wash her Katarina and the acid green cardigan an let them dry on the OXO sweater drying rack

Rex snuggled under his Love blanket


Contest:(24:45)

 

#operationsockdrawer has a new winner ! Ernsk won a skein of Happy Fun Time by Black Trillium on the Lilt base

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

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

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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We gush about Susan B. Anderson her podcast, blog and instagram


Mother Knows Best:(27:35)

 

This week we talk about setting color with citric acid, there were a number of questions on the forum

 Christine Vejar from A Verb For Keeping Warm has written a book about dyeing, The Modern Natural Dyer, that we are planning to review soon. Commercial yarn generally does not need to be set, the neon yarn from Regia seems to be an exception; it bleeds and needs to be set.


When Knitting Attacks:(35:01)

 

Gigi lost stitches on a afterthought heel of a sock and had to tink back three rows before she had wrangled all the stitches back onto the needles.

 

She dropped a stitch in the mesh part of her Viajante. Trying to pick up the stitch was stressful and challenging, so she had to walk away from it for a little while.

 

 She was sewing in ends and found that she had dropped a random stitch in the leg of the sock, and she had to go back and anchor the escapee.


Purloined:(38:54)

 

This week we are purloining "What a Crock!" from the Actually Knitting podcast

and Jasmin is thrilled with America's Test Kitchen and their Corned Beef Recipe


Review:(44:24)

 

This week we review Coffee with C.C., by C.C. Almon LINK

Direct download: Episode_369.mp3
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