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A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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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 the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 


On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin is working on two Playful Stripes cardigans, one for Genevieve, and one for Beanzilla, since she is replacing Genevieve's old Playful Stripes.

 

Jasmin is knitting the Playful Stripes on Knitter's Pride Karbonz Deluxe Interchangeable needles which we will review in a future episode. She mentions Monkeysuits.

 

On the way to Eugene, Jasmin cast on the Spectral shawl out of yarn from the now defunct Cephalopod Yarns. We are all excited about the gradient yarn kits from Black Trillium Fibers that we saw at the Black Sheep Gathering.

 

Gigi is excited about the  Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs #behmalong she is also excited about working on the Fractal Danger shawl by Martina Behm,  (#behmalong) out of Abstract Fiber Supersock + in the Danger colorway. Gigi's one FO is a preemie hat.

 

Gigi is excited about knitting a pair of socks out of Regia 6-ply Stripemania that are growing at an amazing speed.

 

She is also working on the Selvedges cardigan out of an old Knit Wear Magazine # 1, out of an alpaca yarn with a large gauge.

 

Events:(23:56)

 

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)

- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece

- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads

 

We mention Voolenvine's Video Beading tutorial.

Join Team Sasquatch!

 

Contest:(26:14)

 

We have a new prize! A skein of Canon Hand Dyes in George Merino base DK in the "You Really Must Get some Flounces" Jane Austen colorway.

 

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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Mother Knows Best:(28:00)

 

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

 

Jasmin watched the Lucy Neatby Intarsia DVDs and mentions Custom Fit Qualified yarn stores.

 

Let us know about measuring/getting measured by the Custom Fit team.


When Knitting Attacks:(35:05)

 

Gigi cast on too many stitches for her Geek socks. Jasmin accidentally used Gigi's waste yarn for a provisional cast on and the piece was too short.


Review:(39:47)

 

 This week we review Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Knitting by Mary Scott Huff

 

We mention her other books, Hats to Knit, Fun and Fantastical Slippers to Knit:

The New Stranded Colorwork, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting

 

Jasmin mentions Kids Knitting: Projects for Kids of all Ages, by  Melanie Falick

and Lucy Neatby's The Brand New Knitter DVD.


Straw Into Gold:(54:43)

 

Week 6 of Tour de Fleece training: find your support network.

Jasmin advises Rachel Ray recipes, and joining Team Sasquatch

Gigi weighed her fiber into 25g nests.


And Sew On:(57:35)

 

Gigi has started on a garment from Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time: by Tanya Whelan.

She thinks the master patterns needed more detail, like the Burda magazine patterns.

Direct download: Episode_340.mp3
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This weeks episode is sponsored by:

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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 


On The Needles:(0:32)

 

Jasmin has a FO: she totally finished her  Kapuzin sweater,  out of Lisa Souza yarn in color that works for Genevieve and Beanzilla as well, in Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. Grosgrain ribbon, buttons, ends woven in, size and name label sewn in. #stashdash2015

 

Gigi finished her Gansey socks and two preemie hats.

 

Jasmin is making good progress on the Three Color Cashmere cowl by Joji Locatelli out of Pepperberry Knits cashmere.

 

Gigi has worked a bit on the Fractal Danger shawl by Martina Behm,  #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber  Supersock + in the Danger colorway, which was part of the House Special by the Barmaids.

 

Jasmin has started on the Spectral Cowl out of a Cephalopod Yarns gradient kit. Gigi is working on the Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs.

 

Jasmin is swatching for a new Playful Stripes Cardigan by Alana Dako for Genevieve, out of Regia 6 ply. Jasmin mentions her Ariann.

 

There will be an eight week hiatus when Beanzilla arrives, Jasmin is hoping to air our interviews from Stitches West 2015 while we are not recording.

 

Events:(14:38)

 

We were very  impressed by Mark Eidman, the judge at Blacksheep Gathering. We loved the food at Dar Essalam, Off the Waffle, Papa's Soul Food and MarchÄ—.

 

We were charmed by the accommodations at the Timbers motel.

 

Gigi spun on her Jenkins spindle, Jasmin spun on her  Hansen's Mini Spinner and the RAVPower® Xtreme Battery. We bumped into Shilo from Spin Control !

 

We enjoyed the company of Carin of the Knit Wits, AmyDe, Sonia Ruyts and Liz from Stash, and the lovely Sivia Harding

 

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)

- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece

- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads

 

Contest:(39:20)

 

We have a winner this week! Photoknitgal won a skein of  Invictus Yarn in the Torrent colorway

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.


Mother Knows Best:(40:37)

 

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

about oiling a spinning wheel. We like the blue Scott Shop Towels.

 

Schacht instructions on oiling wheels


Purloined:(44:29)

 

This week we purloin High Note  from Paula from Knitting Pipeline and On A Happy Note from Boston Jen of Down Cellar Studio.

 

Kudos to AVIS car rental!

 

Review:(47:12)

 

This week we review

Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time: by Tanya Whelan

 

 Straw Into Gold:(54:03)

 

Tour de Fleece Training, Week 5, clean your wheel. We use Murphy's Oil Soap, Woodbeams, and diaper rags from Tiny Tots

 

Congratulations to  Janet Heppler for winning Best in Show at the Black Sheep Gathering.

 

Gigi spun on her Jenkins Turkish Delight and admired his new style of spindle made out of horn.


And Sew On:(59:08)

 

Jasmin is enjoying handsewing and has been finishing the  Kapuzin, using our grosgrain ribbon tutorial and the couture button tutorial.

 

She has bought backing buttons from the same dry cleaning catalog where we get out dry cleaner bags for storing fleece and yarn and fabric.

Direct download: Episode_339.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:50 AM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!


On The Needles:(0:36)

 

Gigi has found the rhythm of her Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs . Jasmin is making amazing progress on her Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins .

 

Jasmin mentions watching the Lucy Neatby DVDs in preparation of the Infinite Twist Octopus kit that we want to knit. She recommends the jogless join on the Techknitter blog. She mentions her Jane Austen cowl.

 

Gigi is working on a pair of socks out of Two Sisters Yarn, in the Outlander colorway. She is using the tubular cast on out of Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks, Warm Feet.

 

This technique is also available on her app.

Gigi finished a pair of tube socks out of Opal van Gogh for Genevieve.

 

Jasmin is also working on another cowl, the Three Color Cashmere cowl by Joji Locatelli out of Pepperberry Knits cashmere.

 

Gigi is working on the Fractal Danger shawl by Martina Behm,  #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber  Supersock + in the Danger colorway, which was part of the House Special by the Barmaids.

 

 She is also knitting another pair of Gansey socks, out of Invictus Yarns, in the Beyond Grey Flannel Colorway on size 1 Karbonz needles. We are currently working with these needles for a future review.


 Loose Ends:(21:00)

 

We mourn the passing of Lisa Grossman, the Tsock Tsarina. The knitting community has suffered a great loss.

 

Events:(21:43)

 

We attended the yarn swap at Purlescence, and Gigi came home with lots of sock yarn bits for preeemie hats. And Jasmin is thrilled with the effects of the Gleener.

 

 - 06/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon [You can find the recap episode with all of the restaurants listed here]

 

We mention meet-ups organized by Sasha Torres from Sheepspot, and Shilo of Spincontrol, for aficionados of Jenkins drop spindles.  We were listening to Fluffy Fibers podcast and theYarns from the Yinhoo podcast during KIP day.

 

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  invented by the Knit Girllls

- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece

- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads


Contest:(31:52)

 

This weeks  prize is a skein of Invictus Yarns in the Unafraid colorway, in the Torrent base. 75% superwash merino, 20% nylon and 5% stellina.

 

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 delightfullness.

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Mother Knows Best:(34:13)

 

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

about pattern ideas for gradient yarn. 

 

Miss Babs's kits are amazing, as are Martina Behm's kits. Also, a lot of Stephen West's patterns will work spectacularly for gradient yarns. Moebius cowl, and Jasmin mentions Amy Detjen's sweater out of Knitcircus, and the Hiro cardigan.

 

We are wondering if there is a filter for gradients in ravelry.

 

The Philosopher's Fair Isle  is an option for gradients, as is using Kauni, like Stephanie Pearl McPhee's project. Or the Lane Splitter skirt.

 

The other question we try to answer is what to do if you get gauge but hate the fabric.

Custom Fit software by Amy Herzog. We don't know if you can import patterns into this software.

 

Jasmin's Cocoknits Katarina is mentioned.

 

Natalie, of Mastering the Knits is mentioned


When Knitting Attacks:(43:36)

 

Gigi was attacked by a variation of the provisional crocheted cast-on. She got the wrong amount of stitches on the Fractal Danger Shawl.

 

Review:(45:30)

 

This week we review Vivacious Kids by Fyberspates Yarn

 

 Straw Into Gold:(53:49)

 

Week 3 and Week 4 of Tour de Fleece training.

 

Jasmin is trying Corriedale from a new to her breeder.  She mentions Amy King's article about how to reduce pilling.

 

She will take her Hansen Mini-Spinner with her and is excited about the RAVPower® Xtreme Battery

Direct download: Episode_338.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:35 PM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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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
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”!
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!


On The Needles:(0:32)

 

Gigi is seaming her Mishke for #Stashdash and anticipating all the yardage that it will add.

 

Jasmin has finished the dot part of her Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins  and is now making tracks on the stripes.

 

Gigi is excited about her Selvedges cardigan out of an old Knit Wear Magazine # 1, out of an alpaca yarn with a large gauge.

 

Jasmin has just started on her Three Color Cashmere Cowl, by Joji Locatelli out of Pepperberry Knits.

 

Gigi has cast on the Fractal Danger shawl by Martina Behm,  #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock + in the Danger colorway, which was part of the House Special by the Barmaids.

She mentions that she  has pulled yarn to knit a pair of socks with Lucy Neatby's rolled hem technique. [Retraction, this is not a rolled hem, it is a tubular hem, from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet]

 

Jasmin is working on her Viajante and mentions the Fleegle beading tool. #matchymatchyKAL

 

Gigi has also been knitting on her Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs 

 

Events:(14:19)

 

We attended   Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery and we had lots of fun

 

Dr Gemma already has done a recap on her podcast.

We mention the amazing Sultana, who spinns for the sweaters she knits.

 

 - 06/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon [You can find the recap episode with all of the restaurants listed here]

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  invented by the Knit Girllls

- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece

- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads

 

Contest:(25:59)

 

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 contest has wrapped up. The winners all submitted entries that were original and delightful 

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe", generously provided by The Wool Boutique

 

A Highland Thistle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 


Mother Knows Best:(32:05)

 

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

about increases in patterns. Jasmin suggests the Knit Evenly App.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:50)

 

Gigi had fun with her Viajante and managed to think she had mistaken it for the Tubularity. Attack ensued.

 

Purloined:(38:47)

 

 This week we are purloining "Tooltime" from the Yarnraising podcast, hosted by Malia

 

We love the Gleener The Ultimate Fuzz Remover Kit


Review:(44:23)

 

This week we are reviewing

 

Westknits Spring Shawl KAL 2015 Collection by Stephen West

 

Jasmin mentioned our interview with him at Stitches West 2015.

 

We mention other Stephen West designs that we have knitted Daybreak, Pogona, Boneyard

Direct download: Episode_337.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03 PM

This weeks episode is sponsored by:

 

 

 

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg

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

 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg

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

purllogolarge

Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 

On The Needles:(0:33)

 

 Gigi has some finished objects: she has finished the van Gogh vanilla socks, and started tube socks out of what is left over for Genevieve.

 

Jasmin has lengthened the sleeves of Genevieve's  Very Hungry Caterpillar cardigan #stashdash. According to Lala from the Knit Girllls it counts for Stash Dash.

 

There is some heckling of  Commuter Jen.

 

Jasmin is planning to lengthen her SPAKAL sweater : The Eadon cardigan by Susanna IC, and add a zipper to it, which doesn't count for Stash Dash.

 

Gigi has finished the knitting on the Gansey socks.  The yarn bleeds and needs to be set with citric acid.

 

We mention Rachel Herron's blog  who is purging her posessions. We talk about stash.

 

Jasmin is still knitting on her  Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins, and is enjoying it tremendously.

 

Gigi has knitted up more preemie hats and is thinking of crocheting flowers on top of some of them.

 

Jasmin has been working on her  Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs, in the Metro colorway. And she is excited about putting beads on it. Also, she mentions Miss Babs' very inspiring newsletter.

 

Gigi is seaming up the  Mishke.  #stashdash.

 

Events:(18:10)

 

- 6/6/2015:  Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery (Bring a hat, get a mug)

- 06/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash

- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece

-July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads

 

 

 

Contest:(20:48)

 

Our winner this week is HappySpiderKnits , who has a podcast. She won a skein of Rhubarb by Abstract Fiber  in Super Sock Plus. And Jasmin promised to link to a recipe for Dutch Baby pancakes.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

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

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

A Highland Thistle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon


Mother Knows Best:(24:20)

 

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

about thoughtful reviews for Etsy and Indie dyers

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:10)

 

Gigi had put too many stitches on the waste yarn for her Gansey socks and now has to graft the hole that is left from the heel.


Review:(38:13)

 

This week we review Boho Crochet


Straw Into Gold:(45:53)

 

Genevieve decided to spin and had a mini lesson on pinching and pulling fiber.

 

Tour de Fleece, week two of preparation. Jasmin mentions the 6 inch Schacht bobbins

 

And Sew On:(51:24)

 

Jasmin has been sewing zippers.  Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest.

 

She has gotten labels from ShuShuStyle and Sterling name tapes.

 

She also sewed a zipper into her Citrus Mondo cable cardi out of Cascade Quatro, and the other Mondo  is made out of Abstract Fiber Miro.

 

Direct download: Episode_336.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:48 AM

This weeks episode is sponsored by

 

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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 

On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Gigi has knitted a preemie hat a day for #oneadayinmay.

 

Jasmin has talked to Laura, the Empress of Stash Dash, who ruled that sewing grosgrain ribbon and buttons does not count for Stash Dash. So she finished knitting the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway, for Genevieve. Also, she mentions totally beating Commuter Jen at Stash Dash.

 

Jasmin expounds on the virtues of blocking and how much better knits look afterwards. She mentions Martina Behm and Amy Herzog and their method of blocking.

 

And she praises America's Test Kitchen's method of side by side comparisons. And Gigi likes Shout Color Catchers for doing laundry.

 

Jasmin mentions Soak for blocking the  Envelope pullover out of yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings, by Ysolda Teague, and the Baby Vertebrae (it also comes in an adult size )

 

Gigi also finished her Braidsmaid, out of some ancient mohair/silk Artfibers Kyoto. She is thinking maybe she will knit another one. #stashdash2015!

 

Jasmin is tremendously enjoying her Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins,l , and saying it it the best thing she knit so far. She is talking about finding her Kelim Sweater.LINK

 

Gigi finished her   Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber. #stashdash.

She also finished her  Braidsmaid #Behmalong, #stashdash.

 

Jasmin is making progress on her Viajante, and the beads came in! (from Fire Mountain)

 

Gigi finished the Vanilla tube socks out of My First Regia, for Genevieve.

 

We measured one of our friends for a custom fit sweater from Amy Herzog

 

Jasmin listened to a new podcast Actually Knitting, and she mentions asking the  Knit Girllls about counting sweater surgery for Stash Dash. She is lengthening sleeves on the Caterpillar cardigan.

She is talking about the Playful Stripes cardi.

 

Gigi loves working on the  Gansey socks, and cast on vanilla socks out of Opal van Gogh yarn.

 

Events:(24:09)

 

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, and we list the things to bring, and mention Morro Fleece Works.

 

Bring a hat, get a mug!

 

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon June 19-21.

 

Stash Dash Runs from May 22 to August 14.

 

Tour de Fleece rides from July 4th - 26th

 

Summer of Lace and Beads


Contest:(26:35)

 

PSA: Rhubarb season has started, and we got a skein of Abstract Fiber yarn in their Rhubarb colorway,  in their supersock plus 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.

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

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

A Highland Thistle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 

We talk about the podcast by Ron Moore about Outlander, and Terry Dresbach's podcast about costuming on Outlander. 


Mother Knows Best:(30:44)

 

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

about how to figure out who to buy from on Etsy. Jasmin mentions the #IronSwatchChallenge

 

 And: how we take notes for the podcast.


When Knitting Attacks:(41:53)

 

Gigi managed to put too many stitches for the heel of one of the Gansey socks onto waste yarn.

Jasmin mentions our interview with Anna Zilboorg and the buttonhole in Knitting for Anarchists and the Lucy Neatbe Magic buttonhole. Also: Ysolda Teague's buttonhole.

 

Also, Jasmin glued shanks onto polymer hats and managed to drown five buttons in Superglue.

 

Purloined:(47:27)

 

We mention Die Urbane Spinnstube and Creative Mother Thinking and talk about clothes  matching, and capsule wardrobes. Jasmin mentions hearing about this on Actually Knitting, or maybe Yarns from the Yin Hoo. She also mentions Hannah Fettigs interview on the A Playful Day podcast. Let us know what you think.


Review:(50:16)

 

This week we review Vintage Knits for Babies, by Rita Taylor

 

 Jasmin mentions the Wee Liesl by Ysolda Teague


Straw Into Gold:(57:40)

 

Tour de Fleece training, week 1: Pick your Project. Empty out your bobbins. Spun and plied yardage applies to Stash Dash.

 

Join Team Sasquatch!

 

Direct download: Episode_335.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:58 PM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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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
Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 

We have a quick, one minute health update.


On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Gigi is knitting a preemie hat a day for #onadayinmay.

 

Jasmin is gearing up for the Stash Dash and trash talking CommuterJen, Stitchmistress and Emily Knitting Butterflies. Stash Dash is hosted by the brilliant Knit Girllls.

 

Jasmin unearthed a bin of UFO's for Stash Dash. Jasmin does a summary of the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. She is nearly ready to sew on the grosgrain ribbon and add buttons.

 

Gigi is saving the bind-off of the  Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber. for the Stash Dash. She mentions Susan B. Anderson's videocast.

 

Jasmin is working on the Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins, stored in her Erin Lane Two-fer bag. She is enjoying the fair isle technique tremendously.

 

Gigi is knitting tube socks for Genevieve out of My First Regia, which comes in 25 g balls.

 

Jasmin is working on the Viajante #Behmalong, out of Miss Babs Kilimanjaro in the Metro colorway.

And she discovered a beaded edge for it, which she linked on her project page.

 

Gigi is enjoying the Braidsmaid #Behmalong tremendously.

 

Jasmin is also on a Martina kick, and she has started the Fractal Danger  #Behmalong in the Danger colorway. Jasmin mentions the Lolo House Special Box, and how much she likes everything out of it.


Events:(17:12)

 

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, and we list the things to bring, and mention Morro Fleece Works.

 

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon June 19-21.

 

Stash Dash Runs from May 22 to August 14.


Contest:(24:45)

 

We have a winner this week! Fishknits Strong heart base in the Cool Ten colorway.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

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

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

A Highland Thistle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 

We talk about the podcast by Ron Moore about Outlander, and Terry Dresbach's podcast about costuming on Outlander. 


Mother Knows Best:(31:25)

 

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

about yarn store etiquette.

 

Jasmin mention the Awesome Etiquette podcast 


When Knitting Attacks:(42:47)

 

Gigi  is cruising along on the Braidsmaid, and having so much fun with it, that she is cruising right past the cables regularly.


Purloined:(45:37)

 

This week we purloin #memademay from Isabelle of the Fluffy Fibers podcast and A Playful Day.

Jasmin mentions Amy Herzog's Knit Wear Love, and her Craftsy class. Let us know about how you deal with making things you can wear.

 

Review:(52:57)

 

This week we review Knitting the Perfect Fit, by Melissa Leapman

 

Jasmin mentions The HOAX Fashion Formula

Direct download: Episode_334.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06 AM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg

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

 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg

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

purllogolarge

Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!


On The Needles:(0:32)

 

Gigi talks about #oneadayinmay, and how she has changed her objective to knitting one preemie hat a day.  She mentions having cast on all of the socks out of Hunter Hammersen's Knitters Couriosity Cabinet at one point of time.

 

Jasmin has finished the Striped Austen Cowl by Margaret Skår. This is a kit from  Canon Hand Dyes.

 

Gigi is working on the  Gansey socks and enjoying it.

 

Jasmin has started the Rainbow Dots Cowl kit, (Pattern by Janina Böttger, yarn in a kit from Canon Hand Dyes.)

 

Jasmin mentions the Philosopher's Wool Technique that she learned ages ago.

 

Gigi is working on the last stripe of the Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.

 

And she has finished a preemie hat every day for her #oneadayinmay.

 

Jasmin is working on the  Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.

Trying to pick buttons with Genevieve was challenging. Jasmin has grosgrain ribbon with Thing One and Thing Two, and she went on Etsy and found Cat in the Hat plastic hats that she will turn into buttons.

 

Also, she has cast on the Fractal Danger by Martina Behm, out of the "Danger" colorway by Abstract Fiber, and it is lovely. (This was from the Bar Maids Knitmore Girls "House Special" box.)

 

We gush about how talented Martina Behm is. Jasmin mentions A Playful Day, and the episode featuring Ysolda Teague.

 

Gigi mentions the Einstein Coat, and how talented the designer (Sally Melville) is and a lot of her patterns are garterstitch, and the designs are very sophisticated and elegant. (Mom mentions The Knit Stitch.)

 

Events:(20:01)

 

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, and we list the things to bring

 

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon

 

Jasmin mentions the Around Me app. And we drool over the Dar Essalaam.

 

Contest:(25:45)

 

We have a new prize: Strongheart sock yarn by Fishknits.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

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

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

A Highland Thistle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 

We talk about the podcast by Ron Moore about Outlander, and Terry Dresbach's podcast about costuming on Outlander.


Mother Knows Best:(33:37)

 

This week we are doing a follow up on making new friends at fiber events. Let us know what works for you.


When Knitting Attacks:(41:17)

 

Gigi got KO-ed SPELLING? by a vanilla preemie hat. Go figure.

 

Jasmin's 3 mm needles all went into hiding to mess with her. Ditto at the knitting shop. And she has plans for Stash Dash.


Review:(46:21)

 

This week we review Faux Taxidermy Knits by Louise Walker

Direct download: Episode_333.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:55 AM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg
Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 


On The Needles:(0:33)

 

 Jasmin is finishing things off, she is working on the  Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. We were discussing if we should line the pockets with silk.

 

Gigi had heard about #oneadayinmay, and thought she was supposed to start on a new project every day. She tried it for a week and decided she does not like it and instead will knit a preemie hat every day instead. She thought she had heard about this on Prairie Girls, but their idea was not nearly as crazy.

 

Also, Rachel Roue from the former KnitCents podcast is podcasting  about insects, and her podcast is called What's the Buzz? 

 

Gigi started a pair of socks on the first. She started the Braidsmaid #Behmalong. We gush about the House Special box from  Barmaids, and we love everything in it.  We especially love our custom scent ("In Stitches"), the "Danger" colorway from Abstract Fiber and the Fractal Danger pattern by Martina Behm.

 

Jasmin mentioned the cable needle by Leslie Wind. Jasmin is working on the  Austen Cowl by Margaret Skor. This is a kit from  Canon Hand Dyes.

 

Gigi started the Selvedge cardigan out of Interweave's Knit.Wear 2011 out of Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky.

 

Gigi started the Gansey socks. She likes the pattern a lot and it reminds her of a Hunter Hammersen pattern.


Events:(18:15)

 

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery

and we list the things to bring

 

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon

  

Contest:(22:32)

 

 

This week we have a winner:Justbewellyogatx on instagram

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

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

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

A Highland Thisle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon


Mother Knows Best:(28:13)

 

This week we tell you to talk to stranger at fiber festivals.

We got to meet Sandy Wiseheart, the Tsock Tsarina, Syne Mitchell, Jennifer from Holiday Yarns, Damselfly Fibers.

 

The Sock Tsarina ( April 24th post) isn't doing well, read her blog here. Also Halos of Hope is having a drive called Just One.


When Knitting Attacks:(32:27)

 

Gigi spectacularly lost a game of yarn chicken to her Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.

 

Jasmin has fallen into her "It needs more work" basket. She mentions Sterling Name Tapes, and ShuShu Styles  and our Grosgrain ribbon Tutorial, and was attacked by a zipper,

She mentions Caro Sheridan's blog, and the Mondo Cable cardigan.

 

Gigi knitted a good part of her Gansey sock at the DMV. When she came home she didn't like the 60 stitch cast on, and she messed up the patterning on the cuff. So she ripped it out and started over with 56 stitches.


Purloined:(41:34)

 

 We heard an expression Gigi really liked from the Fiberthermometer podcast hosted by Moni/ Nahlinse: The UFO Liberation Front.

 

Review:(42:40)

 

 This week we review Knitted Rabbits, by Val Piece

 

We think Boston Jen also needs to check out this book. We mention Angelina Ballerina. Jasmin is reminded of Susan B. Andersen's knitted toys.

 

And Sew On:(48:47)

 

Gigi has sewn a grosgrain ribbon onto the dress she is sewing for Genevieve. She mentions sewing gathering threads with handquilting thread, a technique she saw on It's Sew Easy.

 

Jasmin is thrilled with how her zippers are turning out. She used Caro Sheridan's technique.

 

She mentions Genevieve's Caterpillar cardigan. And she wants to sew in Knitmore-Along labels. Jasmin thinks  Sterling Name Tapes labels are a great deal if your can split them with your knitting group.

 

She mentions marking pens and pink Clover Chalk Pen.

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On The Needles:(0:33)

 

Gigi has finished a pair of socks of Neon Now socks for Jasmin.

 

Jasmin finished both sleeves on the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway, and she has added and extra inch to the sleeves.

 

Gigi has finished some preemie hats and cast on a new one.

 

Jasmin sewed in the set in sleeves on the   Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. She used the instructions for the collar on the Gramps cardigan. She used different techniques for inserting zippers.

 

She used a Dritz Knit Picker and the tutorial from Eunny Jang.  She also used a Hemstitch Needle to punch holes into the zipper tape. And she used a Brass Stiletto for punching holes into the zipper tape. Caro Sheridan wrote about it on her blog.  This is the method with blocking wires.

 

Also Threads magazine has an article about sewing zippers into knit fabric.

 

Jasmin cast on the Baby Wrap Cardigan by Churchmouse designs, for Beanzilla, out of Manos Del Uruguay Alegria and Cascade Heritage.

 

Gigi dug up and old sweater that didn't get finished, because the pattern had mistakes, and is wondering if she can finish it using instructions from Knit Wear Love.

 

 

Jasmin is working on her shawl out of the kit from Canon Hand Dyes. Jasmin is thinking of knitting it also in a long, self striping yarn. She is going to use Dungeons and Dragons Dice

 to determine stripe sequence, with Neon Now Yarn.

 

Also, Forest on First has closed.


Events:(25:58)

 

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery

 

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon

 

Contest:(27:46)

 

This weeks winner is MISLISSA .

 

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.

Newest prizes: Fox In Socks bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

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We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

A Highland Thisle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:09)

 

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

about weaving in ends in socks.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:28)

 

Gigi had issues at the post office. Initially, she didn't pick up enough stitches for the heel of the Neon Now socks and had to pull back the heel and and pick up enough stitches.

 

Jasmin has zipper drama.

 

Also, she was going to work on the Viajante #behmalong at Jasmin's house, and came without a pattern. It hadn't occurredto her to look on her iPad.


Review:(41:30)

 

This week we review Home and Away by Hannah Fettig.

 

Gigi mentions Coastal Knits:

 

 

And Sew On:(50:07)

 

Gigi fixed the covers on her Shmop.

 

Gigi sewed satin ribbon onto the seersucker dress she is sewing for Genevieve, and then pressed it and the seersucker pattern came through onto the ribbon, and was utterly unattractive. So she ripped it out again.

 

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