Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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Abstract Fiber's got a new luxe club! May through August, we'll send you one or two skeins of luxury yarns. Sock to lace weights, some in new colors, and some new yarns. Don't you deserve a special treat every month?

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Are you a Smasher or a Popper?People tell us the most Jaw-dropping amazing personal things, and really helpful things - about all the time. After many years of listening we can share that unofficially/officially, our customers fall into two categories. DIY Smashers and Poppers. Huh?  Well, as you know, Lo-Lo Bars and To-Go Bars come in little round delicious smelling solid disks that pop out of the can. If you pop the bar out of the can, you’re a popper. But, if when the bar arrives, you dive right into smashing that bar into the can - well, you’re a DIY Smasher. Either way works because all that really matters is that it works for you. There is one side note. If you have ever left your bar in a very warm place and found that the disk is more of a suave, you are a smasher by default. The product is still good to use. Smash or Pop away - we want you to have it your way!  So, are you a Smasher or a Popper?

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! 

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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the  Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool.

Jasmin has finished the sleeeves of the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios.

She mentions the Playful Stripes cardigan, and Sterling Name tapes, the Very Hungry Caterpillar sweater and the Antler sweater.

 

Gigi is working on the the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko, and mentioned the lovely buttons by Michael and Sheila Ernst.

 

We mention Sasha Torres and her #skeinaday project. We gush about the incredible reds that Susan from Abstract Fiber dyes.

 

Jasmin talks about Bronnwyn the Brave's octopus pattern and we mention Morehouse Merino's patterns.

 

Jasmin talks about her Hitchhiker for the #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock. She mentions the Knit Girllls Videocast, and Martina Behm's Viajante, Stitch Sisterz cashmere, Namaste bags.

Gigi has cast on a pair of tube socks for Genevieve out of Neon Now socks from Webs.

 

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-A-longs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Events:(17:14)

 

June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery.

 

Also, the International Knit In Public Day is coming up.

June 14th- June 22nd.

 

We proclaim National Knit in Public Millenium.

 

Mother Knows Best:(20:09)

 

Spinning for a sweater. We talk about the SPAKAL.


When Knitting Attacks:(27:52)

 

Gigi was attacked by the needles when she was trying to knit two-socks-at-a-time

 

Purloined:(30:30)

 

This week we are purloining Geek Squee from Knit1 Geek2. We list Mad Men, Game of Thrones, TURN, The Borgias, Rome, The Outlander Series, and Outlander read-along thread.

 

Review:(38:25)

 

This week we are reviewing Metropolitan Knits, by Melissa Wehrle

 

Straw Into Gold:(45:23)

 

Gigi has been doing homework for her Spin U class at Purlescence, spinning carbonized cotton and long staple wool in a long draw.

 

And Sew On:(50:08)

 

Jasmin worked on the summer dress for Genevieve.

 

Gigi has been working on the Nemesis Dress for SavvyGirlMelanie and she was attacked by the bodice back. She talks about the Point Presser with Clapper that she found at Joanne's. She mentions dissolving basting thread.

Direct download: Episode_277.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14 PM

 

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Are you a Smasher or a Popper?People tell us the most Jaw-dropping amazing personal things, and really helpful things - about all the time. After many years of listening we can share that unofficially/officially, our customers fall into two categories. DIY Smashers and Poppers. Huh?  Well, as you know, Lo-Lo Bars and To-Go Bars come in little round delicious smelling solid disks that pop out of the can. If you pop the bar out of the can, you’re a popper. But, if when the bar arrives, you dive right into smashing that bar into the can - well, you’re a DIY Smasher. Either way works because all that really matters is that it works for you. There is one side note. If you have ever left your bar in a very warm place and found that the disk is more of a suave, you are a smasher by default. The product is still good to use. Smash or Pop away - we want you to have it your way!  So, are you a Smasher or a Popper?

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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!

Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!

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 has moved to the sleeves of the Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool.

 

Jasmin is organizing her knitting in canvas boxes from the Container Store. She has been working on the Chocolate Brown Rainbow socks from FabFunkyFibre (#operationsockdrawer). What are your shades of crazy?

 

 

Gigi has 3 more toes to knit on the Neon Now socks from Webs.

 

Jasmin is working on the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios.  She mentions Tess Yarns and Miss Babs.

 

Gigi is working on the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko, and mentioned the lovely buttons by Michael and Sheila Ernst.

 

Jasmin mentions the Geeky Girls Knit videocast, and the Knit Girllls Videocast. She also has been working on the Hitchhiker for the #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock.

 

Keep adding your photos to the Everlapse stream.

 

She mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Events:(17:21)

 

June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

 

In Stitches:(18:31)

 

Gigi wore a previously loved cardigan.

 

Jasmin wore her Carli, the Eadon, and the Mondo Cable Cardi.

 

Genevieve loves wearing her Tangaroo sweater

 

 

 

Add your pictures to the Everlapse clip!

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:39)

 

This week we talk about vetting charities. She mentions Leslie of the Knit Girlls vidcast. She mentions the Red Scarf Project, Save the Children.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(29:08)

 

Gigi has been attacked by her Water's Edge. Also, she was mauled by her last skein of Cascade Ecological Wool.

 

Jasmin mentions Lucy Neatby.

 

Purloined:(35:26)

 

This week we are purloining Shenanigans from The Fat Squirrel Speaks. Jasmin mentions Like Water For Chocolate. Jasmin mentions the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Seattle Aquarium.

 

Franklin Habit's photography class is praised. Franklin's calendar

 

Review:(40:33)

 

This week we review Journey, by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

 

Straw Into Gold:(48:55)

 

Gigi has been spinning some long wool and some silk. She remembers watching the Sit and Spin DVD by J.C.Boggs.

 

Gigi mentions the lovely orifice hook from Michael and Sheila Ernst. . Jasmin talks about a silver orifice hook from Celtic Swan Forge.

 

She mentions Leslie Wind cable needles. She mentions Romi Hill orifice hooks, and the ones by Schacht.

 

Jasmin had been trying to spin up the last of her Merino Border Leicester fleece. We announce that we will announce the next SPAKAL sweaters in our next episode.

Direct download: Episode_276.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30 AM

 

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!  

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Are you a Smasher or a Popper?People tell us the most amazing. Jaw-dropping amazing personal things, and really helpful things - about all the time. After many years of listening we can share that unofficially/officially, our customers fall into two categories. DIY Smashers and Poppers. Huh?  Well, as you know, Lo-Lo Bars and To-Go Bars come in little round delicious smelling solid disks that pop out of the can. If you pop the bar out of the can, you’re a popper. But, if when the bar arrives, you dive right into smashing that bar into the can - well, you’re a DIY Smasher. Either way works because all that really matters is that it works for you. There is one side note. If you have ever left your bar in a very warm place and found that the disk is more of a suave, you are a smasher by default. The product is still good to use. Smash or Pop away - we want you to have it your way!  So, are you a Smasher or a Popper?

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! 

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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Gigi has been working on the Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool. Jasmin has been making progress on the Chocolate Rainbow sock from FabFunkyFibre (#operationsockdrawer).

Gigi is knitting Neon Now Socks from Webs.

 

 

 

Jasmin is working on the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios from Uncommon Threads in Los Altos, CA. 

 

Gigi has started the Water's Edge cardigan from Coastal Knits LINK #matchymatchyKAL, out of Abstract Fiber Rothko. Genevieve will get the Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber Calder.

 

Jasmin has been working on the Hitchhiker #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock #Behmalong and the new pattern by Martina Behm, Tubularity.

 

 

She mentions labels for Knit-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Events:(9:14)

 

June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

 

We attended the classes taught by the wonderful Franklin Habit.

On the way we listened to

Fluffy Fibers Podcast

Just Another Bay Area Knitter (JABAK)

Knitting Pipeline

A Playful Day

Geeky Girls Knit

Yarngasm

 

We took Franklin Habit's Photographing Fiber class, had a wonderful time and learned a lot about light, composition and DIY's for expensive equipment.

 

Jasmin mentions Boston Jen, and Rick Mondragon.

 

Phenomenal food at the Actual Cafe next to A Verb For Keeping Warm, Zachary's Pizza, and cupcakes from James and the Giant Cupcake.

 

Sunday's class was History and Technique of Lace Knitting.  Phenomenal. Jasmin mentions our interviews with Nancy Bush and Galina. Franklin's calendar for prospective students.

 

In Stitches:(26:19)

 

Gigi wore her Katarina Jacket, her Cassidy, and her Frost Flower shawl.

 

Genevieve has been wearing her Tangaroo Sweater a lot

 

Jasmin wore the yellow beaded Citron, her Touch Me scarf ( pre-ravelry, no pics), her SPAKAL sweater, and her Seeded Rib hat (pre-ravelry, no pics). We love looking at the In Stitches thread in the forum and need to have this on Everlapse.

 

 

 

Mother Knows Best:(29:24)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about using variegated yarn. We mention Stephen West, Martina Behm, and Mary Scott Huff. Stripe Study, Color Affection. Lisa Souza and Brenda Patipa's patterns. Lucy Neatby.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:16)

 

Jasmin was attacked by the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel. She is very happy with the life preserver feature on Ravelry. She mentions  Try It On Tubing. Gigi was attacked by her Water's Edge.

 

We were both attacked by Franklin's Tree of Life lace pattern.

 

Review:(42:21)

 

This week we review: Woven Scarves by Jane Patrick and Stephanie Flynn Sokolov

 

Jasmin mentions The Weaver's Idea Book by Jane Patrick and the Cricket Loom LINKS

We read about Fringe Twister

 

We mention Outlander

 

Staw Into Gold:(51:32)

 

Gigi has been doing homework for her Spin U class at Purlescence, and spinning lace weight at 40+wpi. She mentions the Jacey Boggs art yarn video

 

Jasmin has been spinning on her Mini Spinner, getting ready for the SPAKAL.

 

And Sew On:( 56:06)

 

Gigi has been working on the Savvy Dress for SavvyGirl Melanie, and is thrilled with the technique for sewing lined sleeves.

 

Jasmin is working on inserting a zipper into a dress for Genevieve.

Direct download: Episode_275.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:29 AM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Bar-Maids is a small-batch Washington skincare company that creates eco-luscious moisturizers. Based on family recipes handed down to Kismet Andrews, founder of Bar-Maids by her grandmother, the locally-sourced and skin-loving ingredients, moisturize and hydrate leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Easy to apply, small enough to pack, Bar-Maids travels worldwide. Whether your skin is thick or thin, treat it well. Do as Grandma says, "Get your Lo-Lo on!"

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:(0:30)

Gigi has finished the Petit Four Socks out of My First Regia.  Jasmin has finished the Wonderful Wallaby #matchymatchyKAL.

Jasmin is planning to knit the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel. She ordered the Malabrigo Rios fom Uncommon Threads in Los Altos, CA.

Gigi finished the Loops and Threads socks. Jasmin picked up the Hitchhiker #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock. For Finishing Friday, Gigi found some yarn to finished her Hitchhiker with. Also she finished her "I think they glow in the dark" socks out of Regia Fluormania.

Jasmin  is working on the Chocolate Rainbow sock from FabFunkyFibre. (#operationsockdrawer) Gigi is working on the Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool. For the #matchymatchyKAL. she has cast on the Water's Edge cardigan out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko. Genevieve's matchy Mini Water's Edge is going to be knit out of Calder.

Jasmin talks about Knitmore-along Labels, provided by Sterling Name Tape Co. Labels are free, postage/fees/etc is $1.50 in the United States. (Donate the $1.50 at the button in the sidebar, PM cuteknitter via Ravelry to let Jasmin know how many shawl labels and how many sweater labels you'd like.)

Gigi has started Mending Monday, and has mended some really old stuff.

Events:(14:57)

- 3/29-30: We will be attending two classes taught by the charming Franklin Habit at A Verb For Keeping Warm:

      - Photographing your Fiber, and

      - History, Methods, and Styles of Lace knitting

We mention our interview with Franklin. Also, check out his blog: The Panopticon

- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

Mother Knows Best:(16:50)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about dry and cool hands for spinning. Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie McCuin.

Purloined:(24:35)

This week we purloin "Something I really like," from Dr. Gemma's Cogknitive podcast. We talk about Pinterest.  We are cuteknitter and Gigidahling on Pinterest.

Review:(31:32)

This week we review Lovely Knitted Lace, by Brooke Nico

Straw Into Gold:(42:09)

Gigi's homework is spinning for socks at 50+wpi. We announce that the 2014 SPAKAL will launch during Tour de Fleece 2014, and the SPAKAL 2014 thread is open. Gigi will spin the fleece she bought at the Monterey Wool Auction, that was processed by Shari of Morro Fleece Works.

And Sew On:(44:23)

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Gigi has been sewing darts on Melanie's dress and has been posting pictures on Instagram and talks about reverse threaded darts. [We will have to do a tutorial, since Gigi couldn't find it on the internet.]

Direct download: Episode_274.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30 AM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!  

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

Bar-Maids eco-luscious moisturizers are handcrafted in the USA. Based on family recipes handed down to Kismet Andrews, founder of Bar-Maids, by her grandmother, the locally-sourced and skin-loving ingredients moisturize and hydrate, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Easy to apply, convenient to stash, did you know that Bar-Maids travels worldwide without threat of confiscation by TSA? Whether your skin is thick or thin, treat it well. Do as Grandma says, "Get your Lo-Lo on!"

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!

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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

 

On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Gigi finished knitting the Fluoromania socks out of Regia. Jasmin washed and wore her now finished SPAKAL  2012 sweater. Gigi is puzzled why the  Dr. Watson sweater is progressing slowly.

 

Jasmin is working on Wonderful Wallaby by Cottage Creations. for the  matchy-matchy KAL. She mentions the Ape Index.

 

Gigi has been working on the Loops and Threads sock and discovered that it had 10% cashmere.

Jasmin is working on tube socks for Genevieve, out of My First Regia from Nordic Mart. She ordered more from Love Knitting.com.

 

 Jasmin mentions Erica64. We talk about Therbligs, and we promised a definition. For #operationsockdrawer,  Jasmin has finished knitting her Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibres.

 

 

 

For Finishing Friday, Gigi finished two preemie hats, and for one of them she used a leaf pattern from Knitting on the Edge, by Nicky Epstein.

 

Events:(16:56)

 

- 3/29-30: We will be attending two classes taught by the charming Franklin Habit at A Verb For Keeping Warm:

      - Photographing your Fiber, and

      - History, Methods, and Styles of Lace knitting

We mention our interview with Franklin. Also, check out his blog: The Panopticon

- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

 

The Knit Wits are back, check them out!

Brenda Dayne has released a new episode of Cast On.

And: Stricktanz, a  new podcast in German.

Another new podcast: Mastering the Knits, hosted by Alicia and Natalie, formerly of BarkNKnit

 

In Stitches:(23:12)

 

Jasmin has finished her SPAKAL sweater and insists on wearing it.

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:58)

 

This week we anwer a couple of questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about knots.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(34:30)

 

Jasmin discovered her yarn for the Wallaby was from different dye lots. She mentioned the excellent customer service she got at Uncommon Threads. The tiny tube socks for Genevieve are different colors sets. We mention the 10 year warranty on Regia yarn.

 

Review:(40:30)

 

This week we review:

 

Toasty, Volume 1, by Coopknits

 

Straw Into Gold:(50:21)

 

Gigi has brought home lots of homework from her Spin U class at Purlescence and this week is spinning up 7oz of fiber to spin thick and thin, and 16 wpi.

 

And Sew On:(52:04)

 

We have been sewing. Jasmin spent one afternoon cutting and is now sewing summer dresses for Genevieve. She is very pleased with the service her machine got at Ray's Sewing.

 

Gigi is working on a dress and is doing a lot of stay stitching. She doesn't want to use a disappearing pen on fabric with silk content, so she will do thread marking.

Direct download: Episode_273.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:57 AM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

bar maids

Are you a Smasher or a Popper?People tell us the most amazing. Jaw-dropping amazing personal things, and really helpful things - about all the time. After many years of listening we can share that unofficially/officially, our customers fall into two categories. DIY Smashers and Poppers. Huh?  Well, as you know, Lo-Lo Bars and To-Go Bars come in little round delicious smelling solid disks that pop out of the can. If you pop the bar out of the can, you're a popper. But, if when the bar arrives, you dive right into smashing that bar into the can - well, you're a DIY Smasher. Either way works because all that really matters is that it works for you. There is one side note. If you have ever left your bar in a very warm place and found that the disk is more of a suave, you are a smasher by default. The product is still good to use. Smash or Pop away - we want you to have it your way!  So, are you a Smasher or a Popper?

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:(0:30)

 

Gigi is half done with the front of the  Dr. Watson sweater. Jasmin finished the   Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibres. #operationsockdrawer. LINK? Gigi has been working on Fluoromania socks.  We are also excited about WEBS Neon Now sock yarn. #matchymatchyKAL.

 

Jasmin mentioned the  matchy-matchy Kal, the Barberry cardigan. She is also talking about the  Carli that she knitted for a Knitmore-A-Long, and leftover Little Lovely Malabrigo, that she  is knitting into a Wonderful Wallaby by Cottage Creations.

 

Jasmin mentions Genevieve's Little Oak cardigan out of Skinny Bugga. On Finishing Friday, Gigi wove in ends on the Color Affection, and she sewed on googly eyes and wove in ends on the Something Fishy Socks.

 

Jasmin finished her SPAKAL sweater! We are planning to start the next SPAKAL with the next Tour de Fleece. We are opening the thread on the forum for SPAKAL 2014.

 

We mention labels for our SPAKALs. $1.50 gets as many of the labels as you need in a 1 oz envelope. (This is for US listeners; International listeners, please PM Jasmin on Ravelry with your address for your shipping cost.)

 

Events:(16:56)

 

We will be attending:

- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

 

We announced the winners of the Halo's of Hope #podcasterthrowdown.

 

In Stitches:(22:25)

 

Gigi wore her previously loved cardi, and her Best Friend cardi. Genevieve wore the LGordon555 hat.


Mother Knows Best:(24:43)

 

We talked about finding things we talked about earlier in the show notes search box, like the Knitted graft.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(29:09)

 

Gigi was attacked by her sewing and managed to sew a sleeve to a neckline.

 

Purloined:(31:43)

 

This week we are purloining from the TV Knitting Podcast, hosted by StitchMistress. We talk about Shear Madness, on the National Geographic Wild channel.

 

Review:(37:13)

 

This week we review Botanical Knits 2, by Alana Dakos

 

Jasmin mentions Uncommon Threads in Los Altos and their Tree of Life sweater.

 

Straw Into Gold:(46:14)

 

Gigi is going her homework for the spinning classes she is taking at Spin U at Purlescence. this week it is 2oz  18 to 20 wpi at 20% twist. Reading assignments are out of The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning and  The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning by Judith MacKenzie Mc Cuin.

 

And Sew On:(47:46)

 

Gigi has been working on a muslin for Melanie of the Savvy Girls  podcast. She looked up a sleeve alteration in Fast Fit, by Sandra Betzina.

Direct download: Episode_272.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:29 AM

 

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!   

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Lo-Lo Baby, available in Soft Vanilla, Lavender Dreams, and Plain and Simple has been a big hit among OBGYN staff, new moms, daycare personnel, and men over 60. A swipe on the diaper area, a bit for massage, or something to help with cradle cap we understand but why are men buying this?  So we asked…we had to. And they told us. They are buying Lo-Lo Baby and using it for itch, heat, and chafing in their southern hemisphere. We pressed on with our somewhat awkward questions and we found out that while they loved Lo-Lo Baby, they wanted two things to be different, the label and a cooling element. Along came Southern Comfort.  Don’t let the moustache on the label lead you think it’s only for men.  Women are buying it as well.  And yes, we asked.  And we were told they're using it for the same reasons, through they used different words like, friction and rash. Southern Comfort is ideal for those that bike (pedal or motor), those that wear skirts and no pantyhose, and those that could just use some comfort in their Southern Hemisphere. Southern Comfort is for external use only. To buy local, visit www.bar-maids.com or purchase on-line.

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! 

 photo squarespace-logo-horizontal-white_zps098ad227.jpg

Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

 

On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Gigi has started on her Finishing Friday routine and has blocked the Color Affection she knitted for kid brother Sam. Jasmin worked on her TEFKAKO project, which was to finish the Eadon. She is very pleased with the results, and loves doing mattress stitch.

 

Gigi is still working on her Dr. Watson sweater and is slowly making progress.

 

For #operationsockdrawer, Jasmin is working on socks out of Hardtwist, in the Blueflame colorway,  and enjoying it very much, and she is working on the  Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibres.

 

 

Gigi is working on a pair of vanilla socks in Loops and Threads, in the Cynthia variation, and a pair of vanilla socks out of Fluoromania by Regia.

 

Jasmin is working on her matchy-matchy Kal, the Barberry cardigan. She is knitting one for herself out of Rothko, and one for Genevieve out of Calder, both by Abstract Fiber.

 

Events:(15:14)

 

We will be attending:

- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

 

In Stitches:(18:14)

 

Gigi wore her Lady Elenor. Genevieve wore her Annie sweater. Jasmin mentions Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf, out of Cascade 220 Superwash. Gigi mentions Grandma's Secret Spot Remover.

 

Genevieve and Jasmin also snuggled under the Loveblanket, and Jasmin is thinking about knitting the Vivid. Genevieve also wore an alpaca hat that one of our listerners made.

 

Gigi borrowed Jasmin's Looped Loop shawl, and Jasmin wore her Boneyard shawl, her Knitmore Citron and her handspun Seneca, by Brooklyn Tweed. Gigi also wore her Eliina.

 

Mother Knows Best:(25:32)

 

This week we anwer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread, about what to do with a felted sock.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(30:16)

 

Jasmin has had a hard time with the assembly of her Eadon. She mentions Genevieve's Little Oak sweater.

 

Gigi had bought the wrong blocking wires, which worked out well when blocking her shawl.

 

Purloined:(40:49)

 

Gigi had a giant hole in her sock and discovered the Twist Collective sock darning technique. (scroll down to the pink sock with the lime green darning)

 

Review:(46:02)

 

This week we review Interpretations, by Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki

 

Straw Into Gold:(58:54)

 

Gigi is attending Spin U at Purlescence and is learning to spin thicker yarn now. A thank you for the Spinner's Control Card to Leslie!

Direct download: Episode_271.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:20 AM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!   

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

Lo-Lo Baby, available in Soft Vanilla, Lavender Dreams, and Plain and Simple has been a big hit among OBGYN staff, new moms, daycare personnel, and men over 60. A swipe on the diaper area, a bit for massage, or something to help with cradle cap we understand but why are men buying this?  So we asked…we had to. And they told us. They are buying Lo-Lo Baby and using it for itch, heat, and chafing in their southern hemisphere. We pressed on with our somewhat awkward questions and we found out that while they loved Lo-Lo Baby, they wanted two things to be different, the label and a cooling element. Along came Southern Comfort.  Don’t let the moustache on the label lead you think it’s only for men.  Women are buying it as well.  And yes, we asked.  And we were told they're using it for the same reasons, through they used different words like, friction and rash. Southern Comfort is ideal for those that bike (pedal or motor), those that wear skirts and no pantyhose, and those that could just use some comfort in their Southern Hemisphere. Southern Comfort is for external use only. To buy local, visit www.bar-maids.com or purchase on-line.

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:(0:31)

 

We mention visiting with Sasha, the amazing Spin Doctor.

 

Gigi has been working on Dr. Watson, her TEFKAKO project, also on a vanilla sock out of Loops and Threads Luxury Sock Yarn.

 

Jasmin has been working on her Blueflame socks, from Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist. She has started a new project, socks out of Fabel Prints by Drops.

 

Our listeners are awesome, Team Knitmore collected over 900 hats for Halos of Hope. We mention Namaste, and their Harlow bag.We will be announcing winners next week, after the totals are officially announced.

 

Events:(7:38)

 

We got to meet The Knotty Girls, The Knitters Brewing Company, we mention Melanie of the Savvy Girls. The play by play of our Stitches West experiences can be heard on Dr Gemma's Cogknitive podcast.

 

We mention our lunches from Specialties, and talking with Steve Malcom

 

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Meet-and-Greet. We mention Benjamin Levisay,

CEO of XRX Publishing, Stitches and charming host of the  Fiber Hooligan podcast.

 

We hung out with the 2 Knit Lit Chicks, Just Another Bay Area Knitting Podcast, Abby of Knit Knit Cafe, and Elizabeth Douherty.

 

We talk about the fashion show, and the new book by XRX, Knit in New Directions, by Myra Wood. We mention Rick Mondragon, editor of Knitters Magazine.

 

We mention Gigi's "How to sew in a label" demo, and lever knitting.

 

Best of Show:We are charmed by the Yarnover Truck. And we love Erin Lane Bags, and her bag club. Cephalopod Yarns. Knitter's Brewing Company (Team Sockoholic) Kits, especially Fangs!, Nordic Mart. Amy Herzog's Custom Fit site (and her book). Western Sky Knits, Rachael Herron, Miriam Felton, Romi Hill, Barmaids.

 

We mention the Yarniacs, Stash and Burn, the Knitting Rose, Galina Khmeleva, Alana of Never Not Knitting, Marly Bird of Yarn Thing.

 

We will be attending Fleeces, Food and Fun at the (Retzlaff) Winery, June 7th, 2014

 

In Stitches:(37:34)

 

Gigi wore her Katarina, and mentions new patterns at Cocoknits. Jasmin debuted her Boneyard shawl. She wore her Citron shawl, Gigi wore her Citron, her Cassidy and her Gran's

Hug. Curious George modeled Genevieve's Little Oak Cardigan in the Cephalopod booth.

 

Mother Knows Best:(43:05)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about travel knitting. Gigi mentions her Icarus shawl. Jasmin mentions Steven West shawls

 

Purloined:(48:00)

 

We purloin the amazing grosgrain ribbon treatment that Dataknitter did on her Cassidy. Misattributed: is her Acorn Sweater.

 

Review:(49:36)

 

This week we review Lit Knits, by Audry Nicklin.

 

We also gush about her Southern Skies, Celestarium and the new Equatorial Nights.


Ravellenic Update:(1:00:25)

 

Gigi did not place, she didn't even finish the back of her Dr. Watson sweater, much less finish the whole sweater.

 

Jasmin also ran short on time, but made good progress on her project, her SPAKAL sweater.

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:05:12)

 

Gigi mentions her Spin U class at Purlescence, and her homework assignment.

Direct download: Episode_270.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28 PM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!

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With the Tucson Gem and Bead Show behind them, Bat-Maids makes their way up the California Coast to Stitches West in Santa Clara. Their newest scent, Juicy Pear will be featured as well as Southern Comfort, Fine Line Serum, and Lo-Lo Baby. If you are in a hurry, grab an Order Up card, fill it out and pick up your order later. Those gals will even text you when your order is ready. You can find the Bar-Maids in booth 1035/37. 

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!  

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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

 

On The Needles:(0:36)

 

This Episode we have a guest: the fabulous Sasha Torres of the Spin Doctor podcast.

 

Sasha is working on the Simple Things shawlette by Mary-Heather Cogar that she dyed herself at the Stained Finger Dye Camp, hosted by Kim McBrian from Indigo Dragonfly. Gigi has blocked the Leafwise shawl, designed by Sivia Harding. Sasha is also knitting socks for her husband out of Abstract Fiber in the color Koi Pond.

 

Jasmin mentions her Boneyard shawl. Jasmin is finishing her second Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibres.sock. Also, she washed her  15 Color Rainbow socks from  FabFunkyFibres, Tis socks, and Sgt Pepper, and they game out of the washer dryer just as vibrant.

 

She is also thrilled about the socks she is knitting out of Hardtwist by Lisa Souza in Blue Flame.  She is thrilled about the design of the SPAKAL sweater, even if the yarn is too dark to knit at night.

 

Events:(10:19)

 

2/20-23: Stitches West 2014.

The Meet-and-Greet is scheduled from 11:30 to 12:30 on Saturday the 20th in The Purlescence Yarns booth (Booths 804, 806, 808, 903, 905, & 907).

 

Prizes for the #PodcasterThrowdown:

 

- A lovely skein of Lollipop Yarn in the colorway Sweet Child o' Mine.

- A skein from Great Lakes Hand Dyed. #themapples

- Sivia Harding's Sister Joan Shawl, knit by Gigi

- From FabFunkyFibres: a skein of 15 color rainbow merino/cashmere/nylon

- A $100 gift certificate to Namaste

- Jasmin's handspun:

  • In the Air Tonight, superwash, 328yds, Crown Mountain Farms
  • Violet Cherry, Pidgeonroof Studios, 402 Superwash BFL (187) 374 yds
  • Atlantis Superwash Merino, Crown Mountain Farms, 500 yds  
  • $100 gift certificate from Namaste.

You can follow this on twitter and instagram using #podcasterthrowdown.

There will be a little something special for anyone who brings a hat for Halos to Stitches West, and bonus swag for preemie hats.

 

Gigi will be running a free workshop for sewing labels into Knitmore-Along shawls and garments. (Demo area 2, 1:30PM, Sunday 2/23)

 

Details about getting labels mailed to you (from us) to be announced after Stitches.

 

Also, if our team wins, we will have a drawing to give the podcaster fashion show tickets to a listener who donated a hat.

 

Watch out for the 20% off everything Barmaids coupon in our swag bags.

 

We mention our List of Stitches West Tips, and the Tracking Expenses Printout.

 

In Stitches:(16:41)

 

Sasha wore the Easy Drop Stitch Scarf out of Manos Yarn.

 

As soon as Gigi has blocked it, younger brother Sam will be wearing the Color Affection that Gigi has knit for him. Jasmin mentions Allison Jepson Hyde, author of  Wrapped in Comfort.

 

Gigi mentions that she wants to knit the Color Affection shawl out of KidSilk Haze. Jasmin suggests that she consider Superior cashmere silk blend for this project.

 

Jasmin wore her Citron out of Abstract Fiber Supersock in the Knitmore colorway.

 

Genevieve wore her Squirrel sweater. Jasmin washed the sweater in Soak. She mentions Zorbeez, and Tiny Tots cloth diapers. Genevieve also wore her Playful Stripes sweater, and Jasmin mentions Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf.

 

 Gigi mentions her Rocky Coast cardigan. 

 

Jasmin talks enthusiastically about drying her sweaters on the OXO Sweater Dryer. She mentions Handworks blocking wires, and Knitters' Blocks blocking mats, which are sold through Cocoknits.

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:58)

 

This week we answer questions from the "What to you want to hear about?" thread, about various fiber content in yarns, and how to wash socks.

 

We mention Regia and Trekking, and Smooshy sock yarn. Jasmin mentions Judith Mackenzie McCuin.  #operationsockdrawer

 

Purloined:(41:42)

 

This week we purloin "Chai" from "The Knit Knit Cafe", hosted byAbbyknitz

Gigi talks about her visit to the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. It is accessible through public transit.

 

Review:(45:35)

 

This week we review.Classic Knits (Marianne Isager Collection)

 

We mention Tess Ribbon, and Brooklyn Tweed (Jared Flood) photography.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(57:05)

 

Sasha was attacked by the moth eaten yarn of a friend.

 

Gigi dropped a stitch on her TEFKAKO, the Dr Watson sweater, and had the hardest time figuring out what had gone wrong. 

 

Ravellenic Update:(1:05:12)

 

Gigi is worried that she  wont reach her TEFKAKO goal in time. Jasmin  is working hard on SPAKAL sweater.

Direct download: Episode_269.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17 PM

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 photo abstractbanner-1.jpg

Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

Lo-Lo Baby, available in Soft Vanilla, Lavender Dreams, and Plain and Simple has been a big hit among OBGYN staff, new moms, daycare personnel, and men over 60. A swipe on the diaper area, a bit for massage, or something to help with cradle cap we understand but why are men buying this?  So we asked…we had to. And they told us. They are buying Lo-Lo Baby and using it for itch, heat, and chafing in their southern hemisphere. We pressed on with our somewhat awkward questions and we found out that while they loved Lo-Lo Baby, they wanted two things to be different, the label and a cooling element. Along came Southern Comfort.  Don’t let the moustache on the label lead you think it’s only for men.  Women are buying it as well.  And yes, we asked.  And we were told they're using it for the same reasons, through they used different words like, friction and rash. Southern Comfort is ideal for those that bike (pedal or motor), those that wear skirts and no pantyhose, and those that could just use some comfort in their Southern Hemisphere. Southern Comfort is for external use only. To buy local, visit www.bar-maids.com or purchase on-line.

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!

 photo squarespace-logo-horizontal-white_zps098ad227.jpg

Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

 

On The Needles:(0:38)

 

Gigi has finished her Trekking Vanilla socks, and Vanilla socks out of Schoppelwolle.

Jasmin worked on the Barberry Kids cardigan for the #matchymatchy KAL.

 

She picked a night time project and got Hardtwist in Blue Flame by Lisa Souza, which is a lovely rainbow yarn, and is knitting socks on 2.25 needles.

 

She mentions the Watercolors sockyarn, by the Periwinkle Sheep in the Yarn Harlot colorway.

She has been wearing them regularly since 2009, and says they still look brand new. She is going to cast on the "Lucy's Hair" colorway next.

 

Gigi finished the 'Tis socks. She also cast on another pair of vanilla socks in Loops and Threads Luxury Sock yarn in the "Balloons" colorway.

 

She sewed buttons on two Button Tab Knit Hats, and dropped of another 6 hats at Purlescence, which brings her total to 20 hats.

 

Events:(9:95)

 

2/20-23: Stitches West 2014.

The Meet-and-Greet is scheduled from 11:30 to 12:30 on Saturday the 20th in The Purlescence Yarns booth (Booths 804, 806, 808, 903, 905, & 907).

 

Prizes for the #PodcasterThrowdown:

 

A lovely skein of Lollipop Yarn in the colorway Sweet Child o' Mine.

A skein from Great Lakes Hand Dyed. #themapples

Sivia Harding's Sister Joan Shawl, knit by Gigi

From FabFunkyFibres: a skein of 15 color rainbow merino/cashmere/nylon

A $100 gift certificate to Namaste

Jasmin's handspun:

  • In the Air Tonight, superwash, 328yds, Crown Mountain Farms
  • Violet Cherry, Pidgeonroof Studios, 402 Superwash BFL (187) 374 yds
  • Atlantis Superwash Merino, Crown Mountain Farms, 500 yds 

You can follow this on twitter and instagram using #podcasterthrowdown.

There will be a little something special for anyone who brings a hat for Halos to Stitches West, and bonus swag for preemie hats.

 

Gigi will be running a free workshop for sewing labels into Knitmore-Along shawls and garments. (Demo area 2, 1:30PM, Sunday 2/23)

 

Details about getting labels mailed to you (from us) to be announced after Stitches.

 

We announced a new prize: $100 gift certificate from Namaste.

 

Also, if our team wins, we will have a drawing to give the podcaster fashion show tickets to a listener who donated a hat.

 

In Stitches:(19:20)

 

The only knits Gigi has been wearing are socks, wristers and a cowl.

 

Jasmin has been wearing her Blue Streak cardigan, The Yarn Girls' tunic, and her handspun Ribbi Cardi.

 

Genevieve has worn her Little Oak cardigan out of Cephalopod Yarn, an acrylic sweater Jasmin knit in high school, her duck sweater, and she snuggled under the Love blanket, and wore her Molly hat.

 

Andrew has been wearing his ten year sweater.

 

Mother Knows Best:(22:25)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What to you want to hear about?" thread, about a sweater gaping in the front.

 

We also respond to a question about hand fatigue. Jasmin mentions Carson Dehmer's ergonomics class. Gigi mentions the paraffin bath she got at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:42)

 

Gigi was repeatedly attacked by her cast on.

 

Jasmin was attacked by the cables on her SPAKAL sweater for her Ravellenic Knitting.

 

Also, the socks she is knitting turned out too big, the issue being the difference between US 2.75 instead of US 2.25 needles.

 

Gigi was working on her Dr Watson sweater for the TEFKAKO, (The Event Formerly Known As The Knitting O******s), and discovered it was too tight. Frogged.

 

Purloined:(39:30)

 

This week we are purloining "Yummies" from the Geeky Girls Videocast, hosted by Cece and Damaris.

 

We are watching the new season of Downton Abbey, the new season of The Walking Dead, Switched at Birth, and a lot of Sesame Street with lovely musical cameos.

 

StitchMistress has given Jasmin new suggestion for interesting tv. Also, Gigi is looking forward to watching Under the Gunn (CAUTION: NOISY SITE), hosted by the very dapper Tim Gunn.

 

Review:(42:29)

 

This week we are reviewing 2-at-a-Time Socks, by Melissa Morgan-Oakes


Ravellenic Updates:(52:40)

 

Gigi is knitting the Dr Watson sweater from the new Sherlock series. Jasmin is trying to finish her SPAKAL sweater for her TEFKAKO project.

 

Straw Into Gold:(  57:11)

 

Genevieve is starting to treadle for a few minutes at a time. Jasmin mentions Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf, and Woolbur.

 

Jasmin is spinning on the Merino Border leicester Cross and needs some variety.

 

She perused her stash and found fiber from a Cognitive Retreat, Smoky Mountain Fibers, in the colorway Summer Fruits, that she wants to spin a worsted weight. Jasmin is enjoying working on her Matchless.

 

Genevieve is helping her spin punis from Gourmet Stash.

 

Gigi is thrilled with the spinning course she is taking at Purlescence's Spin U. She has learned to ply, how to control the consistency of her yarn, and how to determine what thickness to spin. She is purloining technique from Leslie from the Knit Girllls videocast.

 

Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie McCuin's The Intentional Spinner and automotive paper towels.

 

Gigi mentions her Julia Louet wheel, and tells the story of the lace flyer.

 

And Sew On:(1:06:33)

 

Gigi sewed Halo hats out of polar fleece. The Halo hats on the website have three different sizes, but the top of the hat only comes in one size, which is a problem.

 

 Gigi also is working on a different series of hats in five different sizes.

 

Also, she looked though the new McCalls catalog and mentioned the sale on patterns at Hancock's, which she mistakenly attributed to Joanne's.

Direct download: Episode_268.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23 PM