Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.
California snowball fight - Episode 132- The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Give the gift of Abstract Fiber this holiday season! Let your favorite fiber enthusiast choose their own colors by giving an Abstract Fiber gift certificate. You can find gift certificates in our tools and accessories section. They can even be emailed for quick delivery. Happy Holidays from Abstract Fiber!


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Knitter’s Magazine is celebrating a milestone of 100 issues by going digital! Download a FREE copy of K100 -- with more than 50 beautiful patterns -- Go to KnittingUniverse.com/Zinio for your FREE digital copy of K100
AND for details on how you can receive future issues of Knitter’s in print or digital formats.


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The holidays aren't over yet, and the Purlescence Purl Girls still have holiday goodies for late gifts. We are pleased to announce the arrival of three new fiber lines: Frabjous Fibers, Ashland Bay Fibers, and Crown Mountain Fibers. We've also got looms and spinning wheels in stock to help keep your warm this winter. Happy winter knitting!



On the Needles: (00:34)

Gigi has finished knitting the Two Old Bags felted Christmas tree ornaments, but hasn't felted them yet. Gigi is working on Sam's Sharks scarf. Jasmin has cast on a Pogona scarf (in WestKnits Book 1 by Stephen West) out of the 70% Superwash Merino/ 30% Silk (Metamorphosis) from A Verb for Keeping Warm in "Indigo Blue Sky".

Jasmin also mentions the Rick sock by Cookie A. Jasmin has joined the sleeves to the body on her Cece cardigan. We talk about Gigi 2011 and Jasmin 2011. We mention Knitting for Anarchists, and thank Paula from the Knitting Pipeline podcast for getting us to read the Elizabeth Zimmermann books.

More podcast suggestions!

Knit Naturally
Sticks and String
Stringchronicity
The Knits Wits
CraftLit
Stuff You Missed in History Class
KnitCents
Knit Knit Cafe

Contest: (12:35)

Our annual Do Some Good contest has begun! Do some good, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close 1/9/2011, and we'll announce the winners on 1/10/2011.

Prizes include:

Events: (15:23)

- January 6th: Anniversary party at Unwind in Burbank, CA
- January 8-10: TNNA in Long Beach, CA
- February 17-20: Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA

Mother Knows Best: (16:05)

We discuss 60% heels. Jasmin mentions the eggapinne.

When Knitting Attacks: (22:29)

Gigi suffers an attack at the hands of Sam's Sharks scarf. Jasmin needs to take her own good advice and read her patterns all the way through.


Holidays with the Knitmores: (27:16)

We do a holiday wrap-up. (HA! Get it?!) Jasmin mentions the blog post about Gigi's sewing machine. We had a great time playing Scotland Yard.

Direct download: Episode_132.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00pm PST

Raffle mojo - Episode 131 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Give the gift of Abstract Fiber this holiday season! Let your favorite fiber enthusiast choose their own colors by giving an Abstract Fiber gift certificate. You can find gift certificates in our tools and accessories section. They can even be emailed for quick delivery. Happy Holidays from Abstract Fiber!


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Knitter’s Magazine is celebrating a milestone of 100 issues by going digital! Download a FREE copy of K100 -- with more than 50 beautiful patterns -- Go to KnittingUniverse.com/Zinio for your FREE digital copy of K100 AND for details on how you can receive future issues of Knitter’s in print or digital formats.


purllogolarge
The holidays are fast approaching, and the Purlescence Purl Girls are preparing holiday goodies for you all to enjoy. We are pleased to announce the arrival of three new fiber lines: Frabjous Fibers, Ashland Bay Fibers, and Crown Mountain Fibers. We're also stocking up on looms and spinning wheels for your holiday gift desires. Get your wish list in and order early to ensure delivery before mid-December! Happy autumn knitting!


On the needles: (00:30)

Gigi has been inspired by Veronik Avery's 24/7 and has been stashdiving and planning projects. These projects include the Elemental Pullover, the Toe-up Traditional socks, and the Spiral Tweed Cloche. Gigi is working on a pair of vanilla socks out of vintage Opal. Gigi has started knitting Sam's Sharks scarf. Jasmin has made progress on her Cece. Jasmin has blocked Meghan's Twist cardigan, and here's the blog post about blocking. Gigi is working on the Two Old Bags felted Christmas tree ornaments.

You can follow us on Twitter as @knitmoregirls, here is the list of podcasts we listened to last week:

Ba Ba Blacksheep
KnitCents
Brass Needles
Stringchronicity
Clickspin
Just One More Row
Knitting Pipeline
Homespun Journey
Stash and Burn
Revenge of the Knits
Knitting Psychos
Miss Elle Knits
KnitaJourney
Well-Knitted Life
Knit Knit Cafe
Yarnings
Stitch Stud and His Bride

Contest: (11:11)

Our annual Do Some Good contest has begun! Do some good, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close 1/9/2011, and we'll announce the winners on 1/10/2011. 

Prizes include:


Events: (13:50)
- January 8-10: TNNA in Long Beach, CA
- February 17-20: Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA

Mother Knows Best: (14:13)

This week, we talk about different cast-ons for socks. These include the Twisted German cast on, the tubular cast on, and the channel island cast on.

Review: (19:14)

This week we review WestKnits Book 1 by Stephen West. We LOVE this book!

Holidays with the Knitmores: (27:39)

We love looking at decorated homes.

Straw into Gold: (31:26)

Jasmin has finished spinning the barbie dream fleece. It is resting and waiting to be plied.

Jasmin talks about spinning cashmere. The Yarn Place has 8oz of cashmere fiber for $20. Jasmin mentions The Intentional Spinner by Judith MacKenzie McCuin. Jasmin used an attenuated long draw to spin this cashmere.

Direct download: Episode_131.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm PST

Director's Cut- Anne Hanson

 

 

 

 

 

This Director's Cut episode has been sponsored by:

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Come celebrate the 6th Annual DFW Fiber Fest April 8-10, 2011. We are moving to a new, larger venue at the Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, and are excited to offer you our biggest vendor hall yet! We also have a Friday Night Event with Door Prizes galore and Mary Beth Temple as our featured speaker as well as classes in knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and dyeing. Our featured classroom teachers for 2011 are Anne Hanson, Robyn Chachula, and Mary Beth Temple. Registration is now open, and classes are filling up! Class descriptions and the schedule are available at dfwfiberfest.org. Register online today!


In this Director's Cut episode, we chat with Anne Hanson. Things that we talk about:

- Her blog, Knitspot
- Hypotenuse
- The "Little Nothings"
- The Jackie Jacket
- The Woolen Rabbit
- Zen Yarn Garden
- Fearless Fiber Yarn
- Briar Rose Fibers
- Eugen Beugler
- Anne's husband, David

Anne's teaching schedule can be found here.

Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Anne_Hanson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30pm PST

Weaponized Knitting - Episode 130 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Abstract fiber has new Limited Luxury fibers. Our website will soon have merino cashmere silk and merino yak silk blends that we will dye to order in any of our colors until we run out. The cashmere blend sold out at SOAR in 3 hours! Visit your lys or Abstractfiber.com to see what the commotion's about!


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Knitter’s Magazine is celebrating a milestone of 100 issues by going digital! Download a FREE copy of K100 -- with more than 50 beautiful patterns -- Go to KnittingUniverse.com/Zinio for your FREE digital copy of K100
AND for details on how you can receive future issues of Knitter’s in print or digital formats.


purllogolarge
The holidays are fast approaching, and the Purlescence Purl Girls are preparing holiday goodies for you all to enjoy. We are pleased to announce the arrival of three new fiber lines: Frabjous Fibers, Ashland Bay Fibers, and Crown Mountain Fibers. We're also stocking up on looms and spinning wheels for your holiday gift desires. Get your wish list in and order early to ensure delivery before mid-December! Happy autumn knitting!


On the needles: (00:31)

Gigi has been on a finishing spree. She mentions blocking the Cassidy and the Aeolian. Jasmin has finished knitting the pieces for Meghan's Twist cardigan. Jasmin has started the first sleeve on her Cece. Gigi mentions Lucy Neatby's finishing book (review pending). Gigi talks about her Origami Pullover, which she's knitting out of the Berroco Ultra Alpaca. Gigi has been finishing and embellishing her preemie hats.

Jasmin is trying all the suggestions for curing motion sickness. BioBands have worked so far. We also encourage you to leave positive iTunes reviews for your favorite podcasts.

Contest! (13:56)

Our annual Do Some Good contest has begun! Do some good, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close 1/8/2011, and we'll announce the winners on 1/9/2011.

Events: (15:33)

- January 8-10: TNNA in Long Beach, CA
- February 17-20: Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA

Mother Knows Best: (16:40)

We discuss using the sweater curse to your advantage. Or not. Baby brother Sam weighs in on the sweater curse.

When Knitting Attacks: (26:04)

Jasmin can't count decreases, or keep track of sleeves when the directions and the chart are on separate pages. Jasmin mentions the Clover locking stitch markers and the Knitpicks locking stitch markers.


Review: (29:09)

This week, we review Knitting 24/7 by Veronik Avery, which we really like! Some favorite garments include:

Also mentioned: Paula from the Knitting Pipeline podcast.

Holidays with the Knitmores: (39:13)

This week, we talk about favorite baked goodies for the holidays. Some things mentioned:

Pfeffernüsse
Egg Nog Pie
Mudslide Pie
Jackie's Super Secret Cupcake recipe (from the KIPing it Real podcast)


Straw into Gold: (43:55)

This week we talk about spinning for sweaters.

Direct download: Episode_130.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

Director's Cut - Chrissy Gardiner

This Director's Cut has been sponsored by:


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What could be better than knitting one of Chrissy Gardiner’s Toe-Up Socks? Knitting socks with cashmere! Introducing Temptation, a new yarn from Abstract Fiber. 10% Cashmere, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% nylon. We love this blend, and it's just perfect for socks. Heavenly soft, but with nylon for durability, this is the ultimate sock yarn. Only $30 for 100g of luxury for your feet. Temptation is also perfect for anything right next to your skin including cowls, scarves, and gloves.



We chat with Chrissy Gardiner, knitter, author, and instructor extraordinaire. Special thanks to Chloe, Lisa, and Maribel who were invaluable help at the Sock Summit.

Things that are mentioned:

Gardiner yarn works
Twisted (yarn shop in Portland)
Cat Bordhi's Visionary Retreat
Sakura Socks
The Dude Abides Sock
Old School Knee highs
Chibi- bent darning needles
Entrelac Lace Scarf pattern (now available)
Lucy Neatby's Knitting Essentials 1 DVD


You can find Chrissy's teaching and travel schedule here.

Direct download: Directors_Cut-_Chrissy_Gardiner.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:30pm PST

Chiengora - Episode 129 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Abstract fiber has new Limited Luxury fibers. Our website will soon have merino cashmere silk and merino yak silk blends that we will dye to order in any of our colors until we run out. The cashmere blend sold out at SOAR in 3 hours! Visit your lys or Abstractfiber.com to see what the commotion's about!

purllogolarge
The holidays are fast approaching, and the Purlescence Purl Girls are preparing holiday goodies for you all to enjoy. We are pleased to announce the arrival of three new fiber lines: Frabjous Fibers, Ashland Bay Fibers, and Crown Mountain Fibers. We're also stocking up on looms and spinning wheels for your holiday gift desires. Get your wish list in and order early to ensure delivery before mid-December! Happy autumn knitting!

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Knitter’s Magazine is celebrating a milestone of 100 issues by going digital! Download a FREE copy of K100 -- with more than 50 beautiful patterns -- Go to KnittingUniverse.com/Zinio for your FREE digital copy of K100 AND for details on how you can receive future issues of Knitter’s in print or digital formats.



On the Needles: (:33)

We mention the Nancy Bush interview. Gigi gets a few more yards of yarn to bind off her Aeolian shawl. Gigi has finished knitting her Maia shawl. Jasmin is designing a Neapolitan Cowl out of sale cashmere. Jasmin is hoping to finish Meghan's Twist cardigan this week.

Mother Knows Best: (14:01)

This week we encourage you to take time for yourself. We mention Jackie (from KIPing it Real)'s new rule of spending equal amounts of time on yourself as you do on others.

When Knitting Attacks: (18:39)

Gigi's Cozy Cables socks (from Sock Club) have attacked her.

Holidays with the Knitmores: (22:21)

We talk about holiday traditions at our house. Things mentioned:

- The Muppet Christmas Carol
- Elf
- Love Actually
- RENT

- Frank Sinatra holiday music
- Elvis Christmas CD
- Carols for a Cure CDs
- Michael Bublé's Christmas CD

Straw into Gold: (30:11)

Jasmin is still spinning on her Barbie Dream Fleece. Jasmin implores Gigi to swatch her red from Crosspatch Creations. We talk about chiengora. Jasmin mentions VIP Fibers.

Direct download: Episode_129.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:30pm PST

Director's Cut - Nancy Bush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Director's Cut has been sponsored by:

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Abstract Fiber presents Soprano, our newest DK weight yarn. 50% silk / 50% merino this yarn feels like heaven. Shiny, very smooth 4-ply, and of course, very, very soft. Soprano is perfect for anything right next to your skin. It is a great weight for sweaters, scarves, hats, and many more projects. A little luxury for a reasonable price: each 4.5 ounces skein has 284 yards and is only $30. You won’t be disappointed in Soprano.


We chat with Nancy Bush, knitter, author, and instructor extraordinaire. Special thanks to Chloe, Lisa, and Maribel who were invaluable help at the Sock Summit.

Things that are mentioned:
Knitting vintage socks
The Weldon's books
Folk Socks
Knitted Lace of Estonia
The Lily of the Valley Shawl (Jasmin's is shown above)
Knitting on the Road
Ethnic Socks and Stockings by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts
Fancy Feet by Anna Zilboorg
Knitter's Magazine
Boye stitch markers
Coiless pins
Piecework magazine

You can find Nancy's teaching/travel schedule here.

Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Nancy_Bush.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm PST

Just Say "No" - Episode 128 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Abstract fiber has new Limited Luxury fibers. Our website will soon have merino cashmere silk and merino yak silk blends that we will dye to order in any of our colors until we run out. The cashmere blend sold out at SOAR in 3 hours! Visit your lys or Abstractfiber.com to see what the commotion's about!

 

purllogolarge

The holidays are fast approaching, and the Purlescence Purl Girls are preparing holiday goodies for you all to enjoy. We are pleased to announce the arrival of three new fiber lines: Frabjous Fibers, Ashland Bay Fibers, and Crown Mountain Fibers. We're also stocking up on looms and spinning wheels for your holiday gift desires. Get your wish list in and order early to ensure delivery before mid-December! Happy autumn knitting!

 

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Knitter’s Magazine is celebrating a milestone of 100 issues by going digital! Download a FREE copy of K100 -- with more than 50 beautiful patterns -- Go to KnittingUniverse.com/Zinio for your FREE digital copy of K100

AND for details on how you can receive future issues of Knitter’s in print or digital formats.

 

 

On the needles: (00:34)

 

Thanks for the birthday wishes! Gigi is making progress on her Cassidy cardigan. Jasmin is making some progress on her Cece cardigan, and found the perfect button for it! Jasmin is working on Meghan's Twist Cardigan. We mention Dr. Who, the Dr. Who scarf, and the Brass Needles podcast.

 

Other podcasts mentioned:

 

Yarngasm

Miss Elle Knits

Cast On

Sticks and String

Radio Free Burrito (language warning)

 

Jasmin has been working on her Snapdragon Afterthought Socks. We talk about the Pajama Jammie Jam. You can see our video here:

 

 

 

We mention Bill's (in Willow Glen).

 

Mother Knows Best: (10:51)

 

We suggest a "Just say 'no'... but I'll teach you" approach to holiday knitting. Jasmin mentions her Juno Regina stole.

 

When Knitting Attacks: (18:47)

 

Jasmin runs short. And forgetful.

 

Contest! (21:03)

 

Our annual Do Some Good contest has begun! Do some good, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close 1/8/2011, and we'll announce the winners on 1/9/2011.

 

Review: (23:14)

 

This week we review One More Skein by Leigh Radford. We're not really impressed.

 

Holidays with the Knitmores: (29:43)

 

We talk about Advents Calendars, and specifically mention the DROPS Christmas calendar.

 

Straw into Gold: (33:46)

 

Jasmin is still spinning on her Barbie dream fleece from the 2009 Monterey Wool auction. It's a brown merino from Terry Mendenhall. We talk about multiple wheel homes, and how to select a spinning wheel.

Direct download: Episode_128.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:30pm PST

Inspired - Episode 127 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Abstract fiber has new Limited Luxury fibers. Our website will soon have merino cashmere silk and merino yak silk blends that we will dye to order in any of our colors until we run out. The cashmere blend sold out at SOAR in 3 hours! Visit your lys or Abstractfiber.com to see what the commotion's about!

purllogolarge
The holidays are fast approaching, and the Purlescence Purl Girls are preparing holiday goodies for you all to enjoy. We are pleased to announce the arrival of three new fiber lines: Frabjous Fibers, Ashland Bay Fibers, and Crown Mountain Fibers. We're also stocking up on looms and spinning wheels for your holiday gift desires. Get your wish list in and order early to ensure delivery before mid-December! And don't forget that the Pajama Jammie Jam is coming. We've got lots of great deals when we open at 6am on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Happy autumn knitting!

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Knitter’s Magazine is celebrating a milestone of 100 issues by going digital! Download a FREE copy of K100 -- with more than 50 beautiful patterns -- Go to KnittingUniverse.com/Zinio for your FREE digital copy of K100 AND for details on how you can receive future issues of Knitter’s in print or digital formats.




On the Needles: (00:29)

Jasmin is working on the sleeves for Meghan's Twist cardigan. Gigi is working on her Cassidy, and is underwhelmed by the quality of the Manos Rittenhouse. Gigi is working on her Maia shawl. Gigi mentions Jasmin's blog.

We have canceled our trip to Vogue Knitting Live due to the recent changes in TSA policy. Safety and civil rights come first. You can read any number of articles and anecdotes regarding this here.

We are inspired by a sweater at Lane Bryant with an inspired construction. Gigi is knitting another pair of vanilla socks out of Regia.

Mother Knows Best: (16:49)

We answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread. We discuss what to consider when buying buttons.

Review: (24:59)

This week we review Knitting it Old School by Stitchy McYarnpants and Caro Sheridan. We LIKE it!

Some favorites include:

The Ahoy Sailor sweater
St Moritz top
Rally Dress
Swing Time
Sock Hop
Go Go Granny
Not an Extra

Straw into Gold: (39:38)

Jasmin is still spinning on the Barbie dream fleece from the 2009 Monterey Wool Auction. Jasmin talks about how to pick a beginning spindle. Jasmin's pick is the Schacht student spindle.

Direct download: Episode_127.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am PST

Lofty goals - Episode 126 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Abstract fiber has new Limited Luxury fibers. Our website will soon have merino cashmere silk and merino yak silk blends that we will dye to order in any of our colors until we run out. The cashmere blend sold out at SOAR in 3 hours! Visit your lys or Abstractfiber.com to see what the commotion's about!

purllogolarge
The holidays are fast approaching, and the Purlescence Purl Girls are preparing holiday goodies for you all to enjoy. We are pleased to announce the arrival of three new fiber lines: Frabjous Fibers, Ashland Bay Fibers, and Crown Mountain Fibers. We're also stocking up on looms and spinning wheels for your holiday gift desires. Get your wish list in and order early to ensure delivery before mid-December! And don't forget that the Pajama Jammie Jam is coming. We've got lots of great deals when we open at 6am on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Happy autumn knitting!



Knitter’s Magazine brings you the very best in the Knitting Universe. Each issue offers something for every knitter—easy step-by-step instructions, how-to techniques, informative articles, and the best designs from the most talented designers. We’re Knitter’s, it shows. You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Knitters/ or call 800-232-5648.


On the Needles: (00:31)

Gigi has been digging through her UFO pile. Jasmin has made some progress on Meghan's Twist Cardigan. Gigi has unearthed her Classic Slant Cardigan (by Deborah Newton, not Veronik Avery), and Jasmin has come to her rescue with the Interweave Knits on CD. Jasmin's Cece has gotten stalled. Gigi has made progress on her Cassidy.

Jasmin is working on Andrew's socks out of the Creatively Dyed Yarns J'ouvert base (color "Cake"). Jasmin is working on a pair of Snapdragon socks out of Abstract Fiber Temptation (color "Snapdragon"), which will have afterthought heels. Gigi has been working on her Heart to Heart scarf (by Sivia Harding).

Thanks to Sarah over at Stash Resolution. Go over and give it a listen!

We mention the 2011 thread. Post your 2011 goals!

Mother Knows Best: (27:03)

We talk about managing your Ravelry queue and picking projects that flatter. We mention the HOAX fashion formula book. We mention the Knitpicks brass stitch markers.

When Knitting Attacks: (36:13)

Gigi's Maia shawl has given her "three bears" moments. Jasmin goofs on Meghan's sleeves, yet again.

Review: (41:03)

This week, we review Lucy Neatby's Sock Techniques 1 DVD. It's a great value, as it's less expensive than a basic sock class at your LYS, and more comprehensive.

Straw into Gold: (46:59)

Jasmin has been spinning her Barbie dream fleece, and the Crown Mountain Farms Blue Faced Leicester from the Fiber of the Month Club (pictured above).

Direct download: Episode_126.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:30pm PST

Twisted - Episode 125 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Abstract fiber has new Limited Luxury fibers. Our website will soon have merino cashmere silk and merino yak silk blends that we will dye to order in any of our colors until we run out. The cashmere blend sold out at SOAR in 3 hours! Visit your lys or Abstractfiber.com to see what the commotion's about!

purllogolarge
The holidays are fast approaching, and the Purlescence Purl Girls are preparing holiday goodies for you all to enjoy. We are pleased to announce the arrival of three new fiber lines: Frabjous Fibers, Ashland Bay Fibers, and Crown Mountain Fibers. We're also stocking up on looms and spinning wheels for your holiday gift desires. Get your wish list in and order early to ensure delivery before mid-December! And don't forget that the Pajama Jammie Jam is coming. We've got lots of great deals when we open at 6am on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Happy autumn knitting!



Knitter’s Magazine brings you the very best in the Knitting Universe. Each issue offers something for every knitter—easy step-by-step instructions, how-to techniques, informative articles, and the best designs from the most talented designers. We’re Knitter’s, it shows. You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Knitters/ or call 800-232-5648.


On the needles: (00:31)

Gigi has hit the mending basket. Gigi has been working on her Cassidy! Jasmin mentions a sweater she was knitting for Andrew- an Alice Starmore Gansey. Gigi is dissatisfied with the Manos Rittenhouse yarn. Jasmin has been working on her deeeelicious Cece. Jasmin mentions her Seneca sweater. We mention the Button Emporium and the Ernst's website for buttons.

Gigi is still working on the Heart to Heart scarf by Sivia Harding. Jasmin has made progress on the sleeves for Meghan's Twist cardigan. Gigi sets a goal to knit 52 socks in 2011. Jasmin has cast on a new pair of socks out of Abstract Fiber's Tempation (color: Snapdragon), and she is going to try an afterthought heel on them. Jasmin draws a comparison to Casbah. Jasmin has finished her pair of Supernatural Socks!

Mother Knows Best: (19:20)

We pull a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread - how and when do we wear handknit socks? We mention clear clogs, Regia boots, clear converse, and Dansko clogs.

When Knitting Attacks: (25:34)

Jasmin has three attacks in two hours while working on the sleeves of Meghan's Twist cardigan.

Review: (28:56)

This week we review "Comfort Knitting and Crochet Afghans" by Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter, and the Berroco Design Team. Gigi liked the variety, design, and contemporary nature of the patterns. Jasmin did not like the book, but she also admits that she doesn't knit blankets or afghans.


Straw into Gold: (37:20)

This week, Jasmin talks abut the Corriedale top from Crown Mountain Farms' Fiber of the Month club. (Pictured above.)

Direct download: Episode_125.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:30pm PST

Therbligs- Episode 124 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Abstract fiber has new Limited Luxury fibers. Our website will soon have merino cashmere silk and merino yak silk blends that we will dye to order in any of our colors until we run out. The cashmere blend sold out at SOAR in 3 hours! Visit your lys or Abstractfiber.com to see what the commotion's about!

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Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of October. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!



Knitter’s Magazine brings you the very best in the Knitting Universe. Each issue offers something for every knitter—easy step-by-step instructions, how-to techniques, informative articles, and the best designs from the most talented designers. We’re Knitter’s, it shows. You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Knitters/ or call 800-232-5648.





On the needles: (00:43)

Gigi has been working on vanilla socks with afterthought heels out of the StitchJones "Gene Simmons" colorway. Jasmin is working on the Twist cardigan for Meghan. Gigi put another couple of repeats on her Heart to Heart scarf by Sivia Harding.

Jasmin is knitting her Cece out of the Abstract Fiber Alto in "Spinach". Gigi is continuing to work on the Maia shawl by Rosemary Hill. Jasmin is still working on her Supernatural Socks and *did* finish them today. Gigi has finished her Marta Cardigan by Julie Weisenberger.

Welcome back, Brenda!

Mother Knows Best: (15:05)

We talk about throwing vs picking, economy of movement (therbligs!), and muscle memory. We mention the Yarn Harlot Knitting video:


Jasmin mentions The Knitter's Handbook.

When Knitting Attacks: (29:46)

Gigi's Aeolian shawl runs short. Jasmin's Cece is attacked by Komodo vs Cobra. Gigi can't get gauge on her Cassidy.

Straw into Gold: (38:68)

Jasmin talks about the Norwegian Top from the Crown Mountain Farms fiber of the month club.

Direct download: Episode_124.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

K(nit)9 - Episode 123 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber is headed to SOAR! Spin-Off’s Autumn Retreat is the last week of October in southern Wisconsin, just outside of Chicago. We’re bringing crimpy, easy to spin cashmere, Polwarth, and BFL/Silk as our featured fibers, plus Hedonism, our luxury yarn available only direct from us. We’ll have our regular yarns and fibers too. If you can’t make it to SOAR check out AbstractFiber.com to find a local retailer or shop online. The market will be open to the public on Thursday, October 28, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday, October 29, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

purllogolarge
Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of October. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!


stitches east
Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at knittinguniverse.com.




On the Needles: (00:28)

Gigi wants to replace "mindless" with "autopilot", Jasmin's suggestion is "cruise control". Gigi has been working on her Aeolian shawl. Jasmin has been working on Meghan's Twist Cardigan. We mention the Cables and Lace Knit(more)-a-long. Jasmin is still working on the socks for Andrew out of the Creatively Dyed J'ouvert base (colorway: Cake).

Gigi is knitting the Heart to Heart Scarf by Sivia Harding out of Abstract Fiber Hepburn in red. Jasmin mentions the Yarnspinner's Tales podcast. Jasmin also mentions the Knit Knit Cafe podcast and the heeled Doc Marten boots that Abby mentioned.

Be a mench, leave positive iTunes reviews for your favorite podcasters!

Mother Knows Best: (16:32)

We discuss beads and knitting. Gigi mentions the 7 Small Shawls ebook by Rosemary Hill.

Review: (24:58)

This week we review "Dress Your Dog" by Sys Fredens. Jasmin mentions the CARE rescue group in Saratoga, CA. Jasmin mentions the dog sweater calculator.

Straw into Gold: (38:21)

Jasmin mentions the Crown Mountain Farms Superwash merino ("Tequila Sunrise"). Jasmin and Gigi drumcard Shetland fleece while they watch TV. Jasmin talks about the Welsh Top from the Crown Mountain Farms Fiber of the Month club, and her "aha" moment when it comes to spinning from the fold.

Direct download: Episode_123.mp3
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Tangled twists - Episode 122 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber is headed to SOAR! Spin-Off’s Autumn Retreat is the last week of October in southern Wisconsin, just outside of Chicago. We’re bringing crimpy, easy to spin cashmere, Polwarth, and BFL/Silk as our featured fibers, plus Hedonism, our luxury yarn available only direct from us. We’ll have our regular yarns and fibers too. If you can’t make it to SOAR check out AbstractFiber.com to find a local retailer or shop online. The market will be open to the public on Thursday, October 28, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday, October 29, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

purllogolarge
Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of October. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!


stitches east
Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at knittinguniverse.com.



The More You Know: (00:32)

- The Spin Control Podcast feed has changed! The RSS feed is: http://www.itunes.com/podcast?id=398083952 and you can find our tutorial on updating Podcast feeds in iTunes here.
- The Knit Sibs Podcast is back!
- Welcome back, ChrissytheGreat! (Go and download the new episode of the Manic Purl!)

On the Needles: (3:20)

Jasmin is a little forlorn about missing Rhinebeck this year. Jasmin loves Rachel's (of the Knit Cents Podcast) sweater forecast. Gigi gives a short synopsis of the Pacific International Quilt Festival. We talk about our incredibly wild and wooly weekend. Jasmin is working on Meghan's Sweater Swap 2010 Twist Cardigan. Gigi dug out some old projects for Finishing Friday; she wove in all the ends on her Katarina cardigan.

Jasmin had a knitting crisis, and couldn't find the skein of Abstract Fiber Temptation (in Snapdragon) or the socks she had started for Andrew out of the Creatively Dyed J'ouvert in "Cake". Gigi has worked on her Aeolian shawl. Jasmin is still working on her Supernatural socks, and was tempted by the new Supernatural colorways from Damselfly Yarns. Gigi has dusted off her sewing machine!

Join our Knit-A-Long! Gigi is knitting the Cassidy cardigan out of Manos Rittenhouse, and Jasmin is knitting the Cece Cardigan. You can find the Cassidy KAL thread here, and the Cece KAL thread here.

Mother Knows Best: (21:56)

We talk about converting sweater patterns from 5 separate pieces to three-piece sweaters (Body and two sleeves).

When Knitting Attacks: (30:46)

Meghan's Twist Cardigan is attacked by the Dark Chocolate episode of the Knit Wits podcast. Gigi suggested just fixing the cable, and Jasmin describes how she fixed it. Gigi knows best, duh.

Straw into Gold: (37:27)

Jasmin has finished plying the "Oh Pretty Woman" Superwash merino from Crown Mountain Farms. She talks about how different drafting technique yields different color display, and the Vineyard superwash merino from Abstract Fiber.

Direct download: Episode_122.mp3
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Hot glue - Episode 121 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber is headed to SOAR! Spin-Off’s Autumn Retreat is the last week of October in southern Wisconsin, just outside of Chicago. We’re bringing crimpy, easy to spin cashmere, Polwarth, and BFL/Silk as our featured fibers, plus Hedonism, our luxury yarn available only direct from us. We’ll have our regular yarns and fibers too. If you can’t make it to SOAR check out AbstractFiber.com to find a local retailer or shop online. For folks in Northern California, Susan will be doing trunk shows at Purlescence Yarns on Thursday, Oct 14th from 6-9, Piedmont Yarn and Apparel on Friday the 15th from 5-8, and the Yarn Boutique in Lafayette on Sunday the 17th from 1-3PM.

purllogolarge
Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of October. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!


stitches east
Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at knittinguniverse.com.


On the needles: (00:33)

Gigi has been churning out anklets for our intern. Jasmin floods her garage and discovers UFOs. Gigi is working on finishing Miss Kalendar's Tangled Yoke Cardigan. We work together to finish a wedding shawl for our friend Lisa (the Madli shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush). We used the Knitter's Blocks and blocking wires from Handworks.

We discuss the fall Cables and Lace KAL! Gigi will be knitting Cassidy (by Bonne Marie Burns) out of Manos Rittenhouse, and Jasmin will be knitting Cece. We'll be casting on October 25th, join us!

Jasmin has been working on Meghan's Sweater Swap 2010 Twist Cardigan.

Mother knows best: (18:50)

We discuss what makes an optimal sock yarn. Gigi mentions Fancy Image Yarns. Jasmin mentions the BFL sock yarn from Lisa Souza and from Abstract Fiber.

When Knitting Attacks: (30:53)

Gigi is foiled by anklets.

Review: (34:24)

We review Modern Top-Down Knitting by Kristina McGowan, which is based on Knitting From the Top by Barbara Walker.

Straw into Gold: (42:09)

Jasmin has been finishing! She finished the Superwash Merino in the Vineyard colorway from Abstract Fiber, and the Oh Pretty Woman from Crown Mountain Farms. Jasmin talks briefly about photography and lighting for taking pictures of handspun yarn. Jasmin mentions her low-light lens. Click the links to find next year's fiber of the month club and the exotic fiber club.

Direct download: Episode_121.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:30pm PST

Food, Fiber, Friends - Episode 120 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber has a back to school special! Our Jasmine makes the very clever and pretty Flatbox Knitting bags to help pay for her college expenses. It’s time to buy books, so she’s offering a limited time special 10% discount on her bags when you buy them from AbstractFiber.com Check out AbstractFiber.com for a store near you or shop online and receive free shipping on orders over $100.

purllogolarge
Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of October. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!


stitches east
Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at knittinguniverse.com.



Discount codes for the Cables and Lace KAL (10/4-10/8):

Cassidy- knitmorecassidy
Cece- knitmorecece

Show notes for this week's episode will be delayed.

Direct download: Episode_120.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm PST

Episode 119 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:
abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber has a back to school special! Our Jasmine makes the very clever and pretty Flatbox Knitting bags to help pay for her college expenses. It’s time to buy books, so she’s offering a limited time special 10% discount on her bags when you buy them from AbstractFiber.com Check out AbstractFiber.com for a store near you or shop online and receive free shipping on orders over $100.

purllogolarge
Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of September. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!


stitches east
Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at knittinguniverse.com.



Show notes will be posted by 10/05

Direct download: Episode_119.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

Chaotic - Episode 118 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber has a back to school special! Our Jasmine makes the very clever and pretty Flatbox Knitting bags to help pay for her college expenses. It’s time to buy books, so she’s offering a limited time special 10% discount on her bags when you buy them from AbstractFiber.com Check out AbstractFiber.com for a store near you or shop online and receive free shipping on orders over $100.

purllogolarge
Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of September. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!


stitches east
Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at knittinguniverse.com.

On the needles: (00:31)

Gigi has been working on Vanilla socks and vanilla preemie hats. Jasmin has been working on the Twist Cardigan for Meghan. Jasmin is going to get buttons for it at the Button Emporium in Portland, OR. Gigi has done the finishing on Jasmin's Tempestuous cardigan. We discuss backing buttons from Cleaner's Supply (the box, and the package of one size). Jasmin mentions her Supernatural socks.

Jasmin mentions the Oregon Flock and Fiber thread. Gigi mentions "On the Road with Austin & Santino" and "Project Runway".

Events: (16:26)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. We'll be staying at the Days Inn and Suites Wilsonville.
- MEET AND GREET! We'll be doing our meet and greet on Saturday September 25th, from 11:30-12:30 in the Abstract Fiber booth, then we'll be joining Rachel (from KnitCents) and Erin (from The Anatomy of Knitting) in the BarMaids booth from 12:30-1. You can RSVP here.
APP EXTRA: Stitches East market coupon.

When Knitting Attacks: (18:15)

Gigi's Maia shawl is troubled.

Review: (21:31)

This week we review Knit One Below by Elise Duvekot. We like the fashion drawings and the use of the new techniques. We're a little lukewarm on the patterns, but we really liked:

Parisienne
Yin Yang Cardigan
Gossamer Square

Straw into Gold: (40:38)

Jasmin has finished the singles out of the Three Bags Full ("Crimson Shadows") fiber for Gigi's Sunrise Circle Cardigan.

 

Direct download: Episode_118.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm PST

The Golden Fleece - Episode 117 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber has a back to school special! Our Jasmine makes the very clever and pretty Flatbox Knitting bags to help pay for her college expenses. It’s time to buy books, so she’s offering a limited time special 10% discount on her bags when you buy them from AbstractFiber.com Check out AbstractFiber.com for a store near you or shop online and receive free shipping on orders over $100.

purllogolarge
Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of September. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!


stitches east
Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at knittinguniverse.com.


On the Needles: (00:35)

Gigi has been working on Vanilla preemie hats and vanilla socks. Gigi mentions Cat Bordhi's Houdini socks, and performing reconstructive sock surgery. Gigi wove in ends for Finishing Friday. Jasmin is working on a Twist Cardigan for Meghan from the Stitch It! podcast (for Sweater Swap 2010). Jasmin's poison green Twist Cardigan is mentioned. Jasmin has started the sleeves on her Cabled Yoke Tunic. We talk about the Monterey Wool Auction. Breeds that we mentions: Rambouillet, Cormo, CVM. We mention Shari, from Morro Fleece Works.

Contest: (25:45)

We announce the winners of our Head to Toe Contest! You can see the winning submissions here. Thanks to the folks to sent us prizes:

Bags by Loumms
XRX/Knitter's Magazine
Abstract Fiber
Chrissy Gardener
Martingale Publishing
Janel Laidman
Knitfitknitting.com
Flatbox Bag
Winter Mountain Fibers
Vegan Craftastic

Events: (33:00)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. We'll be staying at the Days Inn and Suites Wilsonville.
- MEET AND GREET! We'll be doing our meet and greet on Saturday September 25th, from 11:30-12:30 in the Abstract Fiber booth, then we'll be joining Rachel (from KnitCents) in the BarMaids booth from 12:30-1.

When Knitting Attacks: (34:29)

Gigi has been attacked by her Aeolian shawl. Gigi mentions Oral B Superfloss.

Ask an Intern: (36:08)

Katrina is hooked on afterthought heels.

Review: (39:16)

Entreé to Entrelac by Gwen Bortner. We mention other patterns, not in the book: the Market Squares bag, a lace entrelac blanket, Windfall blanket.

Straw into Gold: (47:05)

This week, Jasmin worked on Gigi's Three Bags Full Crimson Shadows yarn. Jasmin is finishing spinning her "It's not easy being green" merino/silk from Abstract Fiber for the Maia shawl. Abbyknitz, from the Knit Knit Cafe podcast, asked about spinning silk. Jasmin mentions the Crown Mountain Farms Exotic Fibers club.

Direct download: Episode_117.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

High butter content- Episode 116- The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:



abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber has a back to school special! Our Jasmine makes the very clever and pretty Flatbox Knitting bags to help pay for her college expenses. It’s time to buy books, so she’s offering a limited time special 10% discount on her bags when you buy them from AbstractFiber.com Check out AbstractFiber.com for a store near you or shop online and receive free shipping on orders over $100.

purllogolarge
Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of September. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!


stitches east
Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at knittinguniverse.com.



On the needles: (00:32)

Jasmin has been working on Meghan's Twist cardigan (for Sweater Swap 2010). Gigi is hooked on knitting preemie caps! Jasmin is working on her Demon Cloud Supernatural inspired socks. We list a bunch of podcasts, including:

Crafternoon Tea with GrannyG
Crooked Row
KnitaJourney Podcast
Knitting Pipeline
Well-knitted life
Podictionary Podcast

Jasmin also announces that we'll be starting our next KAL (tentatively) around October 1st.

Contest: (12:18)

The Head to Toe design contest has closed. Details can be found in the contest thread. The winners will be announced in episode 117. Prizes include:

Events: (15:51)
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction (Here's the link to the Director's Cut episode about selecting fleeces.)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. We'll be staying at the
Days Inn and Suites Wilsonville.
- MEET AND GREET! We'll be doing our meet and greet on Saturday September 25th, from 11:30-12:30 in the Abstract Fiber booth, then we'll be joining Rachel (from KnitCents) in the BarMaids booth from 12:30-1.

APP EXTRA: Stitches East market coupon.

Mother Knows Best: (21:03)

We talk about picking alternate yarns for patterns. We mention the Craft Yarn Council's method of classifying yarn weight.

Ask an intern: (29:27)

Gigi enables Katrina into knitting socks with afterthought heels. Katrina's footlets suffered from user error.

Review: (40:14)

This week we review Knitting Under the Influence by Claire Lezebnik. We didn't care for it.

Straw into Gold: (43:18)

Jasmin recommends "In Sheep's Clothing" and "The Knitter's Book of Wool". Jasmin talks about Merino and Masham wool, courtesy of Crown Mountain Farms and their fiber of the month club.

 

Direct download: Episode_116.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Knitting rhymes - Episode 115 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
What could be better than knitting a pair of Knitmore Vanilla Socks? Knitting socks with Cashmere! Introducing Temptation, a new yarn from Abstract Fiber. 10% Cashmere, 80% SuperWash Merino, 10% nylon. We love this blend, but ours is a little thinner than some, just perfect for socks. Heavenly soft, but with nylon for durability, we think this is the ultimate sock yarn. Only $30 for 100g of luxury for your feet. Temptation is also perfect for anything right next to your skin, cowls, scarves, gloves.

purllogolarge
Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of September. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!


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Entrée to Entrelac by Gwen Bortner is designed as a series of skills and concepts, each building on the last. The progression builds an understanding of the basics, stretches the possibilities with slightly more advanced techniques, then opens the door on creative combinations with other knitting disciplines. Gwen’s teaching experience allows her to translate in-depth knowledge into concise instructions; clear, step-by-step illustrations and a user-friendly layout for an especially effective learning interface. This is a reference book for knitters not only interested in learning about entrelac, but in learning more about knitting.
The book presents practice pieces as well as projects — from scarves and bags and afghans to mittens, slipper socks, and hats to garments for the entire family — all worked in a wide range of yarns. Entrée to Entrelac makes knitting entrelac a dream!



On the Needles: (00:33)

Gigi has cast on the Merope shawl out of Dream in Color Baby (color "Purple Rain"). Jasmin's Cabled Raglan Tunic is up to the armholes. Gigi is working on assorted vanilla socks with afterthought heels. Jasmin is working on her Garter Yoke Cardigan, made from her Blue Streak handspun, which she's wearing in the Off the Needles calendar.

Gigi has finished finishing a striped sweater for a friend. Jasmin mention the Scunci steamer. Jasmin has been carrying around Meghan's Twist cardigan (Sweater Swap 2010). Jasmin is working on her Supernatural socks! She declares her love for the Knitpicks nickel (fixed) circular needles for sock knitting.

Contest: (17:42)

The Head to Toe design contest has been launched. Details can be found in the contest thread. The contest ends 9/3/2010. Prizes include:

Events: (19:11)
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction (Here's the link to the Director's Cut episode about selecting fleeces.)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. We'll be staying at the
Days Inn and Suites Wilsonville.

Mother Knows Best: (19:58)

This week, we talk about how to schedule in and motivate yourself when the number of works in progress gets overwhelming.

Ask an Intern: (27:47)

Katrina is back! She has taught someone to knit, and shares a couple of knitting rhymes. She is knitting the Sadie cardigan. She has a knitting attack, with a pair of footlets.

Review: (39:00)

This week, we review Swing Swagger Drape by Jane Slicer-Smith.

Straw into Gold: (48:40)

Jasmin has gone back to the Three Bags Full (in Crimson Shadows) that she's spinning for Gigi to knit a Sunrise Circle cardigan. Jasmin has finished plying the baby cormo for her Baby Cables and Big Ones Too sweater. Jasmin mentions that the Crown Mountain Farms Exotic Fiber Club has opened.

Direct download: Episode_115.mp3
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Watch your swatch! - Episode 114- The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Check it out: Abstract Fiber’s new website is up and running! All our colors are listed in every yarn and fiber. We have a new logo, new photos, and a fresh look. Take a look at our list of stores, or our gallery of a few favorite projects. To celebrate our fabulous new site, we also have a Grand Opening special. Find the coupon code hidden on one of our new pages and get 10% off your entire order. Visit us at AbstractFiber.com!

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Amy Singer of Knitty.com is coming to Purlescence the first week of November! Join our mailing list to get details on her visit, her Easy Non-Wool Socks class, and new products including a new release of our in-house hand-painted sock yarn: Purl Up & Dye.


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STITCHES ETC is Monday and Tuesday August 23-24, 2010 immediately following STITCHES Midwest, join Alexis, Benjamin, Elise, Myra, Kimberly, or Rick for an in-depth workshop. This special 2-day experience gives you a unique chance to focus and develop your knitting or professional skills. Remember, STITCHES Midwest is August 20-22, 2010.



On the needles: (00:32)

Gigi is working on a pair of vanilla socks with an afterthought heel. Jasmin has set in the sleeves on her Tempest cardigan because she'll be wearing in the Off the Needles calendar. Gigi is finishing her Katarina cardigan. Jasmin's cabled raglan tunic is making excellent progress. Gigi is knitting the Heart to Heart beaded scarf by Sivia Harding out of Abstract Fiber Matisse. Jasmin mentions the "Cloudy with a Chance of Fiber" podcast.

Gigi suggests that we start the 7 Small Shawls KAL; Jasmin is spinning some [Kermit] green merino/silk from Abstract Fiber to make the Maia out of.
App extra! Download the STITCHES Midwest show book here.

Contest: (21:09)

The Head to Toe design contest has been launched. Details can be found in the contest thread. The contest ends 8/31/2010. Prizes include:

Events: (22:51)
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction (Here's the link to the Director's Cut episode about selecting fleeces.)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. We'll be staying at the
Days Inn and Suites Wilsonville.

Mother Knows Best: (26:06)

This week we talk about swatching. Jasmin mentions the watermelon gazpacho that she swatched, and swatching for the Baby Cables and Big Ones too sweater.


When Knitting Attacks: (34:47)

Gigi's crocheted slip stitch seams go awry. The Tempest's buttonband attacks Jasmin.

Review: (43:22)

This week we do a two-fer! We review The Eclectic Sole and The Enchanted Sole by Janel Laidman.

Direct download: Episode_114.mp3
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Pretty, pretty - Episode 113 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Check it out: Abstract Fiber’s new website is up and running! All our colors are listed in every yarn and fiber. We have a new logo, new photos, and a fresh look. Take a look at our list of stores, or our gallery of a few favorite projects. To celebrate our fabulous new site, we also have a Grand Opening special. Find the coupon code hidden on one of our new pages and get 10% off your entire order. Visit us at AbstractFiber.com!

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Amy Singer of Knitty.com is coming to Purlescence the first week of November! Join our mailing list to get details on her visit, her Easy Non-Wool Socks class, and new products including a new release of our in-house hand-painted sock yarn: Purl Up & Dye.


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STITCHES ETC is Monday and Tuesday August 23-24, 2010 immediately following STITCHES Midwest, join Alexis, Benjamin, Elise, Myra, Kimberly, or Rick for an in-depth workshop. This special 2-day experience gives you a unique chance to focus and develop your knitting or professional skills. Remember, STITCHES Midwest is August 20-22, 2010.


On the Needles: (00:33)

Jasmin misquotes Elizabeth Zimmermann. (The actual quote is "Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crises.") Gigi is finishing her Katarina cardigan. Jasmin is working on a black cashmere Citron, and mentions the Knit Knit Cafe podcast. Jasmin is working on her Cabled Raglan Tunic (by Cheryl Oberle); she has added shaping. Jasmin is working on a pair of Serpentine Mitts. Jasmin has picked a sweater (with Natalie, from the BarkNKnit podcast's help) for her paper bag brown Cormo: the Baby Cables and Big Ones Too sweater by Suvi Simola. Jasmin is also making good progress on her Blue Streak Garter Yoke cardigan.

Contest: (12:34)

The Head to Toe design contest has been launched. Details can be found in the contest thread. The contest ends 8/31/2010. Prizes include:

Events: (14:46)
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction (Here's the link to the Director's Cut episode about selecting fleeces.)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival


Mother Knows Best: (17:42)

This week, we discuss slip stitch seams. Jasmin needs to put her Tempest sweater together.

When Knitting Attacks: (26:38)

Jasmin discovers that she likes knitting. Gigi's Aeolian needs beads.

Review: ( 31:15)

We review "Mostly Mittens" by Charlene Schurch. You can hear a short biography on the Fiber Beat podcast. We declare it a solid book.

Direct download: Episode_113.mp3
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Stretch your knitting - Episode 112 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber is counting down to our new website. We’re expecting to be live at the beginning of August. A bright, new look, a new logo, a newsletter, and monthly specials. These specials will be very limited, so keep an eye out at the beginning of each month for knotty skeins, limited production fibers and yarns, and whatever other goodies we can find. We’ll have some new products too. Stay tuned to AbstractFiber.com

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Amy Singer of Knitty.com is coming to Purlescence the first week of November! Join our mailing list to get details on her visit, her Easy Non-Wool Socks class, and new products including a new release of our in-house hand-painted sock yarn: Purl Up & Dye.


Photobucket
STITCHES ETC is Monday and Tuesday August 23-24, 2010 immediately following STITCHES Midwest, join Alexis, Benjamin, Elise, Myra, Kimberly, or Rick for an in-depth workshop. This special 2-day experience gives you a unique chance to focus and develop your knitting or professional skills. Remember, STITCHES Midwest is August 20-22, 2010.



On the Needles: (00:35)

Gigi dug her Katarina cardigan out of the UFO bin. She is knitting it out of Tipperary Tweed. Jasmin is knitting a Garter Yoke Cardigan out of her Tour de Fleece "Blue Streak" yarn, and is using Celestial's project modifications (on her blog page). Gigi has finished her Frost Flowers shawl! Gigi has grafted the toes on her Tiger socks. Gigi has cast on a pair of Cozy Cables Socks, from Sock Club.

Contest: (15:24)

The Head to Toe design contest has been launched. Details can be found in the contest thread. The contest ends 8/31/2010. Prizes include:

Events: (18:29)
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction (Here's the link to the Director's Cut episode about selecting fleeces.)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

Mother Knows Best: (22:46)

We talk about stretching your knitting time. Jasmin mentions cubicle yoga.

When Knitting Attacks: (28:24)

Gigi runs out of beads on her Aeolian. Jasmin is not her best at 11:30PM.

Review: (34:56)

This week we review The Knitgrrl Guide To Professional Knitwear Design by Shannon Okey. This book is a textbook on how to get started with a Knitwear Design business, and it's a great place to start.

Other links for the blog tour:

Straw into Gold (50:36)

Jasmin is spinning the baby cormo fleece that she split with Meghan (and we briefly mention the faux pas).

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Episode_112.mp3
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Triumph, Tragedy, and the Tour - Episode 111 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber is counting down to our new website. We’re expecting to be live at the beginning of August. A bright, new look, a new logo, a newsletter, and monthly specials. These specials will be very limited, so keep an eye out at the beginning of each month for knotty skeins, limited production fibers and yarns, and whatever other goodies we can find. We’ll have some new products too. Stay tuned to AbstractFiber.com

purllogolarge
Amy Singer of Knitty.com is coming to Purlescence the first week of November! Join our mailing list to get details on her visit, her Easy Non-Wool Socks class, and new products including a new release of our in-house hand-painted sock yarn: Purl Up & Dye.



Knitter’s Magazine brings you the very best in the Knitting Universe. Each issue offers something for every knitter—easy step-by-step instructions, how-to techniques, informative articles, and the best designs from the most talented designers. We’re Knitter’s, it shows. You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Knitters/ or call 800-232-5648


On the needles (00:38):

Gigi is still working on her Tiger Striped socks. Jasmin and Gigi disagree about pooling, striping, and general tigery-ness. Gigi talks about afterthought heels versus pre-planned heels. Jasmin mentions Andrew noticing the "When Knitting Attacks" music on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season 2, "Bad Eggs").

Jasmin works on her Apricot Socks while attending Love's Labor's Lost at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Jasmin is still working on her Cabled Raglan Tunic. After recording episode 111, Jasmin plans to cast on her Garter Yoke cardigan.


Contest: (9:12)

The Head to Toe design contest has been launched. Details can be found in the contest thread. The contest ends 8/31/2010. Prizes include:

Events: (10:59)
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction (Here's the link to the Director's Cut episode about selecting fleeces.)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival


Ask an Intern: (11:51)

This week, Katrina spun, blocked, and knit. She spun some merino/silk from Abstract fiber (color "Poppies"). She is still enjoying spinning the Shetland batts from Sporfarm. She mentions the Brandywine shawl, the Citron Shawl, and the Elliina shawl. She has some finished wristers! She is also knitting the Lacy Beanie hat (from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders) with her Tour de Fleece yarn.

Mother Knows Best: (23:07)

This week, we talk about plying the odds and ends.

When Knitting Attacks: (28:30)

Gigi trips over unsightly nupps in her Aeolian shawl.

Tour de Fleece wrap up: (32:41)

Jasmin triumphs, Gigi doesn't place, but perseveres.

Review: (41:00)

This week we review the Sock Knitting Kit from Krafti-Kit. Overall impressions: good value, good yarn, good pattern- but the production quality of the pattern should have been better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Episode_111.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:30pm PST

When in doubt, overdo - Episode 110- The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Abstract Fiber is building a pretty new website! In preparation, we’ve been taking tons of new photographs of yarn and fiber. You can see the pictures by searching Flickr for Abstract Fiber, or by following the link from AbstractFiber.com. We’ll be adding more photos, and keeping them on Flickr so you can browse anytime. Most of our yarn colors are available on all yarn bases, so if you see a color you like, you can have it in the yarn you want. As always, shipping in the US is free for orders over $100 at AbstractFiber.com.

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Amy Singer of Knitty.com is coming to Purlescence the first week of November! Join our mailing list to get details on her visit, her Easy Non-Wool Socks class, and new products including a new release of our in-house hand-painted sock yarn: Purl Up & Dye.



Knitter’s Magazine brings you the very best in the Knitting Universe. Each issue offers something for every knitter—easy step-by-step instructions, how-to techniques, informative articles, and the best designs from the most talented designers. We’re Knitter’s, it shows. You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Knitters/ or call 800-232-5648



On the needles: (00:31)

Gigi is working on a pair of tiger striped socks from "Campus Knits". Jasmin is working on the Twist Cardigan for Meghan (from the Stitch It! podcast) as part of Sweater Swap 2010. Jasmin is also working on the Cabled Raglan Tunic and learned to cable without a needle when she misplaced her Wanda tool. Jasmin talks about knitting with apricot colored Dream in Color Smooshy.

Contest: (4:07)

The Head to Toe design contest has been launched. Details can be found in the contest thread. The contest ends 8/31/2010. Prizes include:

Events: (5:38)
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction (Here's the link to the Director's Cut episode about selecting fleeces.)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival


Ask an intern: (6:21)

Katrina has completed her Tour de Fleece spinning, which was blue cormo that she bought at the Retzlaff Winery spinning day. She spins on a Kromski Sonata and talks about "re-booting" her wheel. Katrina also worked on the Crown Mountain Farms Targhee, which she Navajo-plied. She also tried her hand at the Crown Mountain Farms Lincoln.

She started spinning the black and blue Shetland batts from Sporfarm. She has also learned both the provisional cast-on, and the modified continental bind-off from the Lucy Neatby DVDs. Katrina also learned to wet block the Brandywine and the Citron shawls.

Tour de Fleece update: (19:28)

Gigi has finished all of the repeats from the first chart. One of our listeners alerted her to dental floss ("with a fuzzy middle"), which seems to be the secret to speedy beaded knitting. Gigi found the information in the @Romi's Studio group; Jasmin found it on Rosemary's blog. (Hooray for Oral B Superfloss!) Jasmin declares ennui.

Review: (29:33)

This week we review Sock Club by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrot; we love it!

 

 

 

Direct download: Episode_110.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Where do the lonely mittens go? - Episode 109 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstractbanner
Introducing Abstract Fiber Alto: 100% SuperWash Blue Faced Leicester in a 3-ply DK weight yarn. Shiny, very soft, just the right amount of twist. You should see how this yarn takes color! There is something magical about the way the colors smudge together and create new shades in between. Add the sheen, and it’s almost too pretty to sell. Perfect for sweaters, scarves, wrist warmers, just about anything. 4.5 ounces of Alto is nearly 400 yards and only $20. We think you’ll love Alto as much as we do. Find Alto online at AbstractFiber.com.

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Amy Singer of Knitty.com is coming to Purlescence the first week of November! Join our mailing list to get details on her visit, her Easy Non-Wool Socks class, and new products including a new release of our in-house hand-painted sock yarn: Purl Up & Dye.



Knitter’s Magazine brings you the very best in the Knitting Universe. Each issue offers something for every knitter—easy step-by-step instructions, how-to techniques, informative articles, and the best designs from the most talented designers. We’re Knitter’s, it shows.
You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Knitters/ or call 800-232-5648


On the needles: (00:37)

Gigi is one seam away from completing her Frost Flowers Stole. Jasmin is working on the Cabled Raglan Tunic by Cheryl Oberle, with the shaping from the Twist cardigan (by Bonne Marie Burns) overlaid onto it. We talk about the Vanilla Sweater thread in our Ravelry group, and some of our favorite vanilla sweaters include the Incredible Custom-Fit, Neckdown Raglan. We discuss tunics and body shapes. Gigi's Aeolian has made some progress. We mention Rosemary Hill's bead tutorial.

Gigi is knitting a baby hat using the Gull Wing pattern from Chrissy Gardener's Toe-Up! book. Jasmin talks about the Great Sweater Swap of 2010. Jasmin is knitting the Twist Cardigan out of Cascade 220 in color 9411 for Meghan.

Contest: (22:55)

The Head to Toe design contest has been launched. Details can be found in the contest thread. The contest ends 8/31/2010. Prizes include:

Events: (23:29)
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction (Here's the link to the Director's Cut episode about selecting fleeces.)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

Mother Knows Best: (24:06)

We discuss whipping cables into shape, and learning techniques.
We suggest the Lucy Neatby Knitting Gems 3 DVD for cable-specific help.

When Knitting Attacks: (27:38)

Gigi's Frost Flowers Stole hit a snag. Jasmin goes on the hunt for her Leslie Wind cable needle, and it turns up with a project that she really should finish.

Tour de Fleece Update: (31:28)

Gigi has done 6 repeats of the first chart on her Aeolian shawl. Handcyclists, please post to the Team Sasquatch board. Jasmin has spun 10 of the 24 ounces so far, but has suffered some minor equipment failure. Jasmin replaces Miss Kalendar's driveband.

Review (34:46)

This week, we review Magnificent Mittens & Socks by Anna Zilboorg. We LOVE this book! (We also mention Knitting for Anarchists.)

Straw into Gold: (42:14)

Jasmin talks about spinning Lincoln. She doesn't like it.

Direct download: Episode_109.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm PST

Beading heads against walls - Episode 108 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:



abstractbanner
Introducing Abstract Fiber Alto: 100% SuperWash Blue Faced Leicester in a 3-ply DK weight yarn. Shiny, very soft, just the right amount of twist. You should see how this yarn takes color! There is something magical about the way the colors smudge together and create new shades in between. Add the sheen, and it’s almost too pretty to sell. Perfect for sweaters, scarves, wrist warmers, just about anything. 4.5 ounces of Alto is nearly 400 yards and only $20. We think you’ll love Alto as much as we do. Find Alto online at AbstractFiber.com.

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Luscious laceweights are favorites for summertime knitting. At Purlescence Yarns we have a lovely array of laceweight yarns at 25% off July 7-12. From silk to merino to cashmere, we have what you need to make your lace knitting dreams come true. We're knitting Citron from Knitty.com in Madeline Tosh Prairie, Punta Mericash, & Claudia Silk. Call or email us with your order today!




Knitter’s Magazine brings you the very best in the Knitting Universe. Each issue offers something for every knitter—easy step-by-step instructions, how-to techniques, informative articles, and the best designs from the most talented designers. We’re Knitter’s, it shows.
You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Knitters/ or call 800-232-5648




On the needles: (00:38 )

Gigi is making good progress on her Frost Flowers Stole. Jasmin has cast on a black cashmere Citron. Jasmin mentions her Knitmore Citron. Gigi has cast on the Aeolian Shawl out of Abstract Fiber MightySock (in Silver). Jasmin is knitting the Cabled Raglan Tunic by Cheryl Oberle out of Malabrigo in "Orchid". Thanks to Abby and Mr. Feibusch for the perfect zipper! Jasmin announces casting on her Somewhat Secret Project.

Contest: (10:41)

The Head to Toe design contest is launched. Details can be found in the contest thread. The contest ends 8/31/2010. Prizes include:

Events: (12:26)

- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

Ask our intern! (13:47)

Katrina, the intern does her introduction to the segment! Please post any questions you'd like her to answer in the Ravelry thread.

Mother knows Best: (17:22)

This week, we recommend scanning patterns into your computer as you buy them.

When Knitting Attacks: (20:05)

Gigi hits a snag with her Tour de Fleece project. We talk about watching "Moon" while we Tour!

Tour de Fleece: (22:38)

Day 2 of the Tour de Fleece, we talk about our progress (or lack thereof). Jasmin is spinning BFL in "Jeans" from Susan's Spinning bunny, and a similar colorway in Lorna's Laces wool. Miss Kalendar is spinning dyed cormo from Sue Reuser. Gigi is stuck on beads.

Review: (28:30)

This week we review "Knit in Comfort" by Isabel Sharpe. We don't like it, give it a pass.

Straw into Gold: (36:17)

Jasmin talks about Targhee, courtesy of Crown Mountain Farms "Fiber of the Month" club.

 

 

 

Direct download: Episode_108.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Black Sheep Gathering recap! - Episode 107 - The Knitmore Girls






















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstractbanner
Introducing Abstract Fiber Alto: 100% SuperWash Blue Faced Leicester in a 3-ply DK weight yarn. Shiny, very soft, just the right amount of twist. You should see how this yarn takes color! There is something magical about the way the colors smudge together and create new shades in between. Add the sheen, and it’s almost too pretty to sell. Perfect for sweaters, scarves, wrist warmers, just about anything. 4.5 ounces of Alto is nearly 400 yards and only $20. We think you’ll love Alto as much as we do. Find Alto online at AbstractFiber.com.

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Join us in welcoming Sandi Rosner, Friday (July 2, 2010 7:00 - 8:00pm) one of the great minds behind Think Outside the Sox, as she shares the inspiration for the contest, the selection process of the winning socks, and more! Sandi will be available to sign books after the talk.



Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.

Show notes will be posted by July 1st.
Direct download: Episode_107.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm PST

The boys are back! - Episode 106 - The Knitmore Girls





















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstractbanner
Abstract FiberFact #1: Who wants their knitting happiness interrupted by a knot in their yarn? We at Abstract Fiber believe our skeins should not have knots! We maintain a zero knot policy when winding our yarns. If the yarn breaks, we set it aside and start another skein. Our Macho Socks and triple skeins give you larger skeins, and still, no knots. At Abstract Fiber we provide you with the highest quality product, and that means no knots! Remember, at AbstractFiber.com we offer free shipping in the US and Canada for all orders over $100.

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Join us in welcoming Sandi Rosner, Friday (July 2, 2010 7:00 - 8:00pm) one of the great minds behind Think Outside the Sox, as she shares the inspiration for the contest, the selection process of the winning socks, and more! Sandi will be available to sign books after the talk.



Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.



On the needles: (1:01)

This week, Gregory and Andrew take over the show. Andrew is still a monogamous knitter and is working on the Not Your Standard Issue sweatshirt in Manos for Jasmin. Andrew talks about winning some roving for the oldest WIP at a yarn shop. Gregory is working on another cardigan in blue and green Divé. Gregory is working on the New York Niece knee socks.

Husband knows best: (6:18)

Andrew brags about hand-knit socks. The guys discuss the fashion of wearing socks with sandals. The guys like Teva sandals. Andrew mentions Chaco sandals.

When knitting attacks! (15:32)

Gregory talks about fixing a cable. Andrew neglects to knit the cap on a sleeve.

Reviews: (19:16)
Andrew and Gregory review "Guy Knits" by XRX books. Andrew likes the Perfectly Plain Vest. They agree that the production is good, and it's worth a flip through. They discuss balancing plain knitting with more interesting knitting.

They also review Knits Men Want by Bruce Weinstein, and both guys LOVE it! Andrew makes note of the cable knit mug from Starbucks. Andrew loves the Raglan Sleeved Henley, and wants it made out of handspun. Andrew tells a story about a fateful sweater fitting. The guys also mention the Warm and Ready set as well.

Tour de Fleece training: (31:49)

Traditional cyclists
Week 5: Clean your wheel. Go out on a nice day!

Hand cyclists
Week 5: Read through the directions, highlight your size, and make sure you're in the Team Sasquatch Ravelry group!

Straw into Gold: (36:32)

Gregory talks about learning the park and draft method of spinning.
Direct download: Episode_106.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30am PST

BeaDazzled - Episode 105 - The Knitmore Girls





















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstractbanner
Introducing Abstract Fiber Alto: 100% SuperWash Blue Faced Leicester in a 3-ply DK weight yarn. Shiny, very soft, just the right amount of twist. You should see how this yarn takes color! There is something magical about the way the colors smudge together and create new shades in between. Add the sheen, and it’s almost too pretty to sell. Perfect for sweaters, scarves, wrist warmers, just about anything. 4.5 ounces of Alto is nearly 400 yards and only $20. We think you’ll love Alto as much as we do. Find Alto online at AbstractFiber.com.

purllogolarge
Join us in welcoming Sandi Rosner, Friday (July 2, 2010 7:00 - 8:00pm) one of the great minds behind Think Outside the Sox, as she shares the inspiration for the contest, the selection process of the winning socks, and more! Sandi will be available to sign books after the talk.



Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.


On the needles (00:36)

Gigi is excited about knitting with beads! Jasmin has finished knitting her Knitmore Girls Citron! Jasmin is planning her next Citron, maybe out of some stashed Ceallach Dyes laceweight merino (colorway "night lace gradiations"). Jasmin is working S-L-O-W-L-Y on her Brandywine Shawl for the KAL. Gigi is working on a pair of Houdini socks from Personal Footprints for Insoucient Sock Knitters (out of Abstract Fiber Supersock in "Be Mine"). We'll be doing a 7 Small Shawls KAL, starting soon.

Gigi has some success with her Frost Flowers Stole. Jasmin gets out of heel flap purgatory on her Supernatural socks. Gigi talks about doing a beaded bindoff (we mistakenly thank Maniago, really, we meant DebbieScally). We talk about WWKIP day at Santana Row. Jasmin mentions Maido, and Japanese WASHI paper masking tape.

Events: (19:21)

- 6/18-20: Black Sheep Gathering. Eugene, OR. Meet and greet TBA (on our Ravelry board, and our Twitter, @knitmoregirls)
- 7/3 : Start of the Tour de Fleece! We'll be doing a mass-start starting at 8:30 AM PST in the Team Sasquatch group chat.
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction


Contest: (24:27)

The Head to Toe design contest is launched. Details can be found in the contest thread. The contest ends 8/31/2010. Prizes include:
When knitting attacks! (27:27)

Jasmin declares the bind-off for the Citron to be the Longest. Bindoff. EVER. Jasmin mentions the MimKnits technique for applying beads. Gigi's Cozy Cables socks turn out a bit small.

We play the Knaked Knits promo!

Review: (33:03)

This week, we review the Knitting Essentials 2 DVD by Lucy Neatby. We LOVE it! We mention the DVD subscription service.

Tour de Fleece Training: (45:46)

Handcyclists:
Week 4: Hunt for errata.

Traditional Cyclists:
Week 4: Check the condition of your tools (bobbins, driveband, oil, timer).

Straw into Gold: (49:10)

Jasmin mentions spinning Targhee. She is plying the Bubblegum singles and is getting "clown noses" everywhere.








Direct download: Episode_105.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:22pm PST

Wine and wool - Episode 104- The Knitmore Girls























This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Introducing Abstract Fiber Alto: 100% SuperWash Blue Faced Leicester in a 3-ply DK weight yarn. Shiny, very soft, just the right amount of twist. You should see how this yarn takes color! There is something magical about the way the colors smudge together and create new shades in between. Add the sheen, and it’s almost too pretty to sell. Perfect for sweaters, scarves, wrist warmers, just about anything. 4.5 ounces of Alto is nearly 400 yards and only $20. We think you’ll love Alto as much as we do. Find Alto online at AbstractFiber.com.

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Join us in welcoming Sandi Rosner, Friday (July 2, 2010 7:00 - 8:00pm) one of the great minds behind Think Outside the Sox, as she shares the inspiration for the contest, the selection process of the winning socks, and more! Sandi will be available to sign books after the talk.



Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.



On the needles: (00:38)

Gigi is working on her Frost Flowers Stole. Jasmin has worked a little on her Brandywine (knit out of Abstract Fiber Hepburn) a little bit, but mostly on her Citron (knit out of Abstract Fiber's Supersock in the Knitmore colorway). Gigi is knitting a plain cowl (inspired by the Stacked Eyelet Cowl) out of her Abstract Fiber Knitmore Supersock.

Gigi finished her Brandywine shawl and she *loved* the purled i-cord bind-off. Jasmin mentions Rosemary's e-book(7 Small Shawls to Knit), and the new design ("Merope".) Gigi has started a pair of Cozy Cables socks (from Sock Club) out of the Tanis Fiber Arts sock yarn. Jasmin mentions "Supernatural", and has cast on a pair of socks out of Damselfly Yarns' "Demon Cloud" sock yarn (inspired by the Supernatural), using the Knitmore Vanilla sock pattern with the Cynthia variations.

Gigi needs to buy beads to finish her Citron, Jasmin needs to have the sleeves put on her Tempest sweater. Jasmin mentions a few podcasts, including Knit Cents, Here's to Ewe, Belle of the Ball, and Cast On. (Welcome back, Brenda!)

We do the winery recap. Jasmin mentions Janet Heppler (of Nebo Rock Textiles). Gigi mentions Brenda Patipa, then we set up our Fantasy Knitting Project Runway designers. (The list is Brenda Patipa, Maggie Jackson, Fiona Ellis, Norah Gaughan, Jean Frost, and one more.)

Events: (27:58)

- 6/5: Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery
- 6/12: WWKIP day . We'll be at Santana Row, in the center section across from Sunglasses on the Row and Cohiba.
- 6/18-20: Black Sheep Gathering. Eugene, OR.
- 7/3 : Start of the Tour de Fleece! We'll be doing a mass-start starting at 8:30 AM PST in the Team Sasquatch group chat.
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction

Contest! (29:49)

The Head to Toe design contest is launched. Details can be found in the contest thread. The contest ends 8/31/2010. Prizes include:
Mother knows best: (32:11)

We discuss yardage. Gigi mentions mini skeins from Wüllenstudio.

When Knitting Attacks! (39:25)

Gigi's Cozy Cables socks attack.

Review: (42:04)

We review the Summer 2010 issue of Verena Knitting. We enjoyed Galina's articles and shawl design, and not much else. Jasmin was caught by the Sybil top, and the Betty top. Jasmin mentions the interview we did with Galina.

Tour de Fleece Training: (47:03)

Handcyclists:
Week 3: Wind your yarn.

Traditional cyclists:
Week 3: If you're wheel-spinning, spin 1 oz to test your wheel and fiber. (If you're prepping fiber, keep prepping!)

Straw into Gold: (50:48)

Jasmin is spinning (It's so easy being) Green merino/silk from Abstract Fiber, and a Coopworth batt from Susan's Kitchen. Jasmin talks about Coopworth. Jasmin mentions In Sheep's Clothing and the Knitter's Book of Wool as great references.

Direct download: Episode_104.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:55pm PST

A taste for the sparkles- Episode 103 - The Knitmore Girls


































This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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What could be better than Knitmore yarn? If you’re a spinner, it might be Knitmore fiber! Choose from any of our white fiber bases and order up this rockin’ color for pure spinning pleasure. We are updating our website so more yarns and fibers are available in a whole lot more colors. Keep checking AbstractFiber.com as we are making frequent updates. As always, shipping is free for orders over $100 at AbstractFiber.com

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Join us in welcoming Sandi Rosner, Friday (July 2, 2010 7:00 - 8:00pm) one of the great minds behind Think Outside the Sox, as she shares the inspiration for the contest, the selection process of the winning socks, and more! Sandi will be available to sign books after the talk.



Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.



On the needles: (00:35)

Gigi and Jasmin work on their Brandywine shawls for the Brandywine KAL. Gigi's is knit in of Freckle Face Fibers "Kimono" in "Newt", Jasmin's is knit in Abstract Fiber "Hepburn" in "Mousse". We mention maniago's Brandywine, and the beaded Citron. Jasmin's Citron saves the day.

Events: (16:34)

- 6/5: Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery
- 6/12: WWKIP day . We'll be at Santana Row, in the center section across from Sunglasses on the Row and Cohiba.
- 6/18-20: Black Sheep Gathering. Eugene, OR.

Mother knows best: (18:34)

We discuss matching the materials to the recipient of knits.

When knitting attacks: (30:41)

Gigi declares redoing the first chart of the Brandywine to be a swatch. Gigi's Frost Flowers (take 3) has hit a snag. Jasmin goofs up the first chart of the Brandywine. We're stumped for our next garment KAL.

Tour de Fleece Training: (41:05)

Riders:
Week 2: Processing. Wash your fleece (but only as much as you plan to spin, plus a buffer. If you're going to be dealing with processed stuff, weigh out your fiber.
Hand-cyclists:
Week 2: Gather your materials. (Gigi has decided to knit the Aeolian shawl out of a silver skein of Abstract Fiber Hepburn.)


Straw into gold: (49:14)

Jasmin is spinning her baby cormo on her Schacht-Reeves saxony wheel. It's fast! Jasmin can't get enough of spinning sparkly stuff, and she is completely enchanted with the Susan's Kitchen batts. Jasmin talks about different ways to spin batts.
Direct download: Episode_103.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:58pm PST

It's like a tango - Episode 102 - The Knitmore Girls























This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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What could be better than Knitmore yarn? If you’re a spinner, it might be Knitmore fiber! Choose from any of our white fiber bases and order up this rockin’ color for pure spinning pleasure. We are updating our website so more yarns and fibers are available in a whole lot more colors. Keep checking AbstractFiber.com as we are making frequent updates. As always, shipping is free for orders over $100 at AbstractFiber.com

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The Purlescence Purl Girls are adding a touch of luxury to our summer knitting with Mericash from Punta Yarns. This merino cashmere blend is a lovely sportweight single, spun in Uruguay. We have lovely shades in solids and hand paints. We're dreaming about yummy soft sweaters and shawls. This week we'll be casting on Citron from Knitty.com in a lovely charcoal gray.



Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.


On the needles: (00:34)

Jasmin has unearthed her Brandywine Shawl from the UFO bin, made out of Abstract Fiber Hepburn in "Mousse". KAL, anyone? Jasmin also mentions the shawl pins by Rosemary Hill. Gigi has finished the Wrap Front Cardigan. Jasmin is finishing the collar of her Carli.

Gigi has finished the second
vanilla sock, knit out of Tess Yarns sock yarn. Gigi is excited about the Head to Toe Project. Jasmin is making great progress on her Citron, knit out of the Knitmore colorway in the Abstract Fiber Supersock. Gigi is working on Take 3 of her Frost Flowers stole (by Charlene Schurch), made out of the Shibui Silk Cloud, and have a great experience with WEBS.

We mention Brenda Patipa's Tribute sock pattern, Audrey's Frost Flowers & Leaves shawl (by Eugen Beugler) from A Gathering of Lace.

Mother knows best: (21:01)

This week we discuss knitwear requests, and pricing. Jasmin mention's Tanya's steampunk mini top hats.

Events: (32:14)

- 6/5: Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery
- 6/12: WWKIP day . We'll be at Santana Row, in the center section across from Sunglasses on the Row and Cohiba.
- 6/18-20: Black Sheep Gathering. Eugene, OR.

When knitting attacks! (36:24)

Gigi's Citron is a liiiiittle short on yardage (Wüllenstudio).  Jasmin's memory attacks her Brandywine Shawl.

Tour de Fleece Training: (44:57)

Week 1: Pick your project.

You can find Team Sasquatch here!

Straw into gold: (48:39)

Jasmin talks about spinning with flash/Angelina.
Direct download: Episode_102.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34pm PST

On FIRE! - Episode 101 - The Knitmore Girls




























This week's episode has been sponsored by:


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The Knitmore color has arrived! We are delighted to introduce an exclusive yarn celebrating our friends Jasmin and Gigi, the Knitmore Girls. This great color also supports a great cause. For every skein ordered, Abstract Fiber will donate $2 to the American Heart Association. Knitmore yarn is available exclusively at AbstractFiber.com.

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The Purlescence Purl Girls are adding a touch of luxury to our summer knitting with Mericash from Punta Yarns. This merino cashmere blend is a lovely sportweight single, spun in Uruguay. We have lovely shades in solids and hand paints. We're dreaming about yummy soft sweaters and shawls. This week we'll be casting on Citron from Knitty.com in a lovely charcoal gray.



Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.



On the needles: (00:32)

Gigi is knitting a Citron out of Wüllenstudio (Sister's Golden Hair). Jasmin is knitting her Citron out of the Knitmore Color from Abstract Fiber. Gigi has finished the ties on the Wrap Front Cardigan. Gigi has finished the edging on her Eliina Shawl, with a small modification. Jasmin is plugging away on her Tempest cardigan. (It makes her want to sing Gershwin or re-enact the scene from 500 Days of Summer.) Gigi has finished her first vanilla sock out of the Tess Yarns sock yarn. Gigi has knit a baby hat out of the leftovers of the Serendiptious Ewe Chance sock yarn. Gigi mentions the Head to Toe project. (Pattern pending.)

Mother knows best: (25:25)

Try something new! You might like it. Jasmin mentions the Stitch It! Podcast, and Artisan Bread in Five Minutes Per Day.

Events: (33:45)

- Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: 6/5

Review: (36:07)

This week, we review Think Outside the Sox! We mention:

Socks, Socks, Socks
Socks for Sandals and Clogs

We give the book two thumbs up each, and a gold star from Gigi.

Direct download: Episode_101.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34pm PST

For the hundredth time! - Episode 100 - The Knitmore Girls






















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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The Knitmore color has arrived! We are delighted to introduce an exclusive yarn celebrating our friends Jasmin and Gigi, the Knitmore Girls. This great color also supports a great cause. For every skein ordered, Abstract Fiber will donate $2 to the American Heart Association. Knitmore yarn is available exclusively at AbstractFiber.com.

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Purlescence Yarns wishes the Knitmore Girls a very happy 100th episode! To celebrate, we're offering Knitmore Girls listeners 10% off mail order purchases of $50 or more through May 15. Certain exclusions apply. Call or email info@purlescenceyarns.com for details. Also, check out Hildy, Sandi's latest design. Knit in a fingering weight sock yarn at 5.5 stitches per inch, it has beautiful drape. A perfect addition to your wardrobe. Through the month of May, proceeds from the purchase of Hildy will go to the American Red Cross for aid to the victims of Tennessee's floods. Download your copy on Ravelry today!


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Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.


On the needles: (00:38)

Jasmin's Tempest is plugging right along. Gigi has unearthed and is working on the ties for the V-neck wrap cardigan (by Knitting Pure and Simple). Jasmin is working on the collar for her Carli cardigan. Gigi has unearthed her Katarina and is using Jean Frost's slip stitch technique for piecing it together. Jasmin is working on a Knitmore Vanilla sock out of Abstract Fiber Matisse in "Deep Lake". Gigi is working on a vanilla sock out of Tess Yarns sock yarn.

Jasmin mentions the Knitmore Girls Podcast App, the grosgrain ribbon tutorial, the couture button tutorial . While we podcast, Gigi binds off the second Gull Wing Sock (make from the Serendipitious Ewe's Chance Sock) using the sewn bind-off.

Jasmin announces her 100th project- a Citron out of the new Abstract Fiber colorway- KNITMORE! (Photo above.)

Mother Knows Best: (16:47)

We discuss the sequence of knitting sweater parts.

Contest! (24:32)

We announce the winners of our Project Runway inspired contest.

When Knitting Attacks: (29:10)

Gigi has issues with her Frost Flowers Stole (take 2). She suspects it is the lack of stretch in the silk. She may try it again in the Shibui Silk Cloud.

Straw into Gold: (34:24)

Jasmin talks about selecting spinning projects, matching mood to the project. She also mentions plying the Crown Mountain Farms Wensleydale and the Crown Mountain Farms Aqualung.

Greatest hits: (39:29)

We list some milestones and give thanks.
Direct download: Episode_100.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:30am PST

MDS&W recap - Episode 99 - The Knitmore Girls































This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Have you tried Tencel? Abstract Fiber has merino/ Tencel blend yarn and fibers. With warm weather coming, Tencel blends are just right. They're cooler than pure wool and have a smooth sleek surface. MightySock makes a great warp yarn for lightweight woven scarves perfect for spring days and cool summer evenings. The drape of Tencel shows lace off beautifully. Check AbstractFiber.com to puchase merino/tencel blends online or for a list of stores near you.

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Happy May from the Purlescence Purl Girls! Around here we knit sweaters all year round, but we know that some of your knitting habits may change in the warmer months. We're delighted to bring you summery knits, too! Check out Chic Knits' Ribby Shell, ChicKami, & and Nicole patterns, all quick knits just perfect for summer wear. We've got lots of yarns to choose from, too, like Tahki Stacy Charles new Cotton Classic Lite and Cascade Yarns' Ultra Pima. Knit your way to a spectacular summer!




Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.

Show notes will be posted by 5/8.
Direct download: Episode_99.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm PST

When in doubt, redo - Episode 98 - The Knitmore Girls



































This week's episode has been sponsored by:


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Have you tried Tencel? Abstract Fiber has merino/ Tencel blend yarn and fibers. With warm weather coming, Tencel blends are just right. They're cooler than pure wool and have a smooth sleek surface. MightySock makes a great warp yarn for lightweight woven scarves perfect for spring days and cool summer evenings. The drape of Tencel shows lace off beautifully. Check AbstractFiber.com to puchase merino/tencel blends online or for a list of stores near you.

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The Purlescence Purl Girls are "bobbin" and weaving this spring! From spinning wheels and rigid heddle looms, to floor loom, we're stocked and ready to set you up for your own fiber art adventures. Check out our full lines of spinning and weaving supplies from Schacht and Ashford. As always, we're happy to ship to you no matter where you are!


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Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.




On the needles: (00:33)

Gigi is on a finishing kick! She has finished her first Gull Wing Sock, and is coming to a rapid close on the second. Jasmin has finished her Mondo Cable Cardi. Gigi has finished her Mondo Cable Pulli. Jasmin pulled her Carli out of the UFO bin.

Gigi is knitting an adaptation of the Annie Modesitt Ruffled Rose scarf. Jasmin continues to work on the Creatively Dyed J'ouvert Socks for Andrew (colorway "Cake"). Jasmin has started her Tempest cardigan! Gigi sewed a zipper in Miss Kalendar (from Brass Needles)'s Ribbi Cardi.

We forgot our two-year podcastiversary!

Events: (22:00)

- Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival: 5/1-2. Meet and greet will be happening on Saturday, 5/1 from 11-1pm.
- Please RSVP here.
- The meet and greet will be located at the Columbia Sip N Knit hospitality area (to the left of the main gate, outside the main gate). You can meet the Savvy Girls in the same spot on Sunday at 10:30.

- Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: 6/5

Contest: (24:15)
The Project Runway inspired contest! Use your imagination, and post to the contest thread. We'll be closing the contest on 5/8, and announcing the winners in the 5/9 episode.

Mother knows best: (27:54)

When in doubt, redo.

When knitting attacks! (36:01)

Gigi has a fringe attack while working on her Lady Eleanor! (You can find the pattern for the Lady Eleanor in Scarf Style.) Jasmin re-does her armhole bind-off a million times.

Straw into Gold: (46:06)

Jasmin talks about spinning the Wensleydale from the Crown Mountain Fiber Club (color "Sunrise over Kachanjunga").
Direct download: Episode_98.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15am PST

Centsible - Episode 97 - The Knitmore Girls



































On the needles: (00:33)

Jasmin is on the home stretch of her Mondo Cable Cardi. Gigi has finished the knitting on her Mondo Cable Pulli. Gigi has input a bunch of projects on her Ravelry page. (Tutorial?) We talk about learning "in bulk". Jasmin mentions the Knitter's Companion (but calls it the Knitter's Handbook). Jasmin has cast on a pair of Creatively Dyed "J'ouvert" in "Cake" for Andrew.

Gigi has cast on a pair of Gull Wing Socks in the Serendipitous Ewe "Chance Sock" in "White Birch". Jasmin is casting on a pair of Meilenweit Multi Jacquard socks for Andrew (color 508). Jasmin has done her plying swatches for her Tempest cardigan. Jasmin refers to this post by the Yarn Harlot.

Events: (20:23)

- Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival: 5/1-2. Meet and greet will be happening on Saturday, 5/1 from 11-1pm. The meet and greet will be located at the Columbia Sip N Knit hospitality area (to the left of the main gate, outside the main gate).  (Jasmin refers to Episode 39 of KIPing it Real for the whole scoop on the meet'n'greet.)
- Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: 6/5

Contest! (24:18)

The Project Runway inspired contest! Use your imagination, and post to the contest thread. We'll be closing the contest on 5/8, and announcing the winners in the 5/9 episode.

Mother knows best: (26:54)

We talk about knitting on a budget. Some tips:

- Knit lace/fine gauge projects.
- Finish one project, buy one project.
- Yarn swaps!
- Trade  (babysitting for yarn)
- Knit samples for yarn companies/designers
- Comparison shop
- Give KnitCents a listen!

When knitting attacks! (37:31)

Gigi gets her Frost Flowers Stole in a twist. Jasmin knits her sleeves too long. Gigi makes a pair of enormous entrelac socks (out of Socks, Socks, Socks).

Review! (42:25)

This week, we review the Serendipitous Ewe's "Chance Sock" yarn (four *tentative* thumbs up), and Toe-Up! Patterns and Worksheets to Whip Your Sock Knitting Into Shape by Chrissy Gardener (four enthusiastic thumbs up). Jasmin compares it to Nancy Bush's Folk Socks.
Direct download: Episode_97.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:35pm PST

Intermittant knittin' - Episode 96 - The Knitmore Girls



























This week's episode has been sponsored by:


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Have you ever spun Blue Faced Leicester blended with silk? Soft, sparkly, airy, very easy to spin. Abstract Fiber has a blend of 75% BFL and 25% tussah silk that spins like a dream. Our eye-catching colors just glow with some silk in the mix. Available in nearly all our brilliant Abstract Fiber colorways. Check it online or at our next show. Free shipping for orders over $100 at AbstractFiber.com

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Luscious Lo-Lo bars have landed at Purlescence Yarns. What is a Lo-Lo Bar, you ask? Bar-Maids brings us these wonderful lotion bars, super moisturizing & great for popping into your knitting bag to keep your hands soft and smooth, especially great when knitting or spinning silk. You can even use it to scrunch in your hair for frizz-free shine. They come in wonderful scents like Red Clover Tea (our favorite), Blackberry Sage, Cool Citrus Basil, to name but a few. Plain Jane is scent free. Grab your Lo-Lo To Go!




STITCHES South offers something for everyone. This 4-day event brings thousands together in Atlanta, GA for workshops, demonstrations, author signings, and door prizes. It showcases beautiful yarn, books, gadgets, patterns, & buttons in a market full of retailers from across the country. If it has to do with knitting, you will find it here. STITCHES South is open to the general public April 23rd-25th. For more information please join us online at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Events/ or call 1-800-237-7099.

On the needles: (00:32)

Jasmin has finished the collar on her Mondo Cable Cardi. Gigi has finished a pair of Opal Vanilla Socks. Gigi has started the second sleeve of her Mondo Cable pulli. Jasmin has a (super) old UFO! Gigi is working on the Frost Flowers Stole by Charlene Schurch out of Colrain Lace. We attended CNCH, and discuss the vendors, the exhibitions, and Tien Chiu's incredible wedding outfit.

Events: (20:51)

- Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival: 5/1-2. Meet and greet will be happening on Saturday, 5/1 from 11-1pm. The meet and greet will be located at the Columbia Sip N Knit hospitality area (to the left of the main gate, outside the main gate).
- Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: 6/5

Contest: (23:54)

The Project Runway inspired contest! Use your imagination, and post to the contest thread. We'll be closing the contest on 5/8, and announcing the winners in the 5/9 episode.

Mother knows best: (26:05)

We talk about keeping track of projects when your knittin' is intermittant.

When knitting attacks: (33:26)

Gigi is foiled by both knitting and spinning. Jasmin drops her carefully marked pattern (for the Brandywine Shawl) behind the sideboard and has to use her Hulk strength (and a broom) to retrieve it. Gigi is repeatedly attacked by her Frost Flowers stole.

Straw into Gold: (38:56)

Jasmin talked about plying the Polwarth from Crown Mountain Farms. She has started spinning some of the Abstract Fiber Superwash Merino in "Vineyard" for Andrew, and is surprised at how the colors present. Jasmin is nearly finished spinning the Cormo for her Tempest cardigan.
Direct download: Episode_96.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32pm PST

Big and blingy - Episode 95 - The Knitmore Girls


























This week's episode has been sponsored by:
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All of us at Abstract Fiber are eager to start on our road trip to the Conference of Northern California Handweavers this week. After we fill up on In ‘n Out we’ll be in booth 416 at the Santa Clara Convention Center all weekend. We’re bringing decadent BFL/Silk in new colors including Rockstar, a vivid violet, turquoise and black, and Malefecint a super dark fiber with touches of red and purple. Polwarth will also debut in new colors along with some regular favorites. Come see us in booth 416 April 9-11.

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Purlescence Purl Girl Sandi Luck's Spanish Dancer shawl pattern first appeared on Knitty.com. This week, we've released a new version of the pattern for sale on Ravelry which includes instructions for the color-blended version in Purl Up & Dye. Search for Spanish Dancer II or Sandi's name. Hardcopy versions will be available in the shop later this week. We have kits in Purl Up & Dye available, too!



STITCHES South offers something for everyone. This 4-day event brings thousands together in Atlanta, GA for workshops, demonstrations, author signings, and door prizes. It showcases beautiful yarn, books, gadgets, patterns, & buttons in a market full of retailers from across the country. If it has to do with knitting, you will find it here. STITCHES South is open to the general public April 23rd-25th. For more information please join us online at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Events/ or call 1-800-237-7099.


Show notes will be posted 4/5/2010.

Direct download: Episode_95.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11pm PST

Unsubstantiated rumors - Episode 94 - The Knitmore Girls




















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Abstract Fiber now has Polwarth! This super-soft fiber has a devoted following and we think you’ll see why when you spin some up. Soft like merino, but a little easier to spin, with a distinct sheen. Heavenly! Polwarth. Polwarth in Abstract Fiber colors. Need we say more? Get yours online at AbstractFiber.com where shipping is free for orders over $100.

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The Purlescence Purl Girls know that the Knitmore Girls have listeners all over the world. We wish you all could join us in our family room for a cup of tea and a nice chat, but if you can't make it to us, you can bring a little bit of us home to you. Visit http://www.cafepress.com/Purlescence for shirts, mugs, and more! And new patterns are available on Ravelry for immediate download. Search for designers Sandi Luck and Nathania Apple for the latest designs.



STITCHES South offers something for everyone. This 4-day event brings thousands together in Atlanta, GA for workshops, demonstrations, author signings, and door prizes. It showcases beautiful yarn, books, gadgets, patterns, & buttons in a market full of retailers from across the country. If it has to do with knitting, you will find it here. STITCHES South is open to the general public April 23rd-25th. For more information please join us online at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Events/ or call 1-800-237-7099.



On the needles: (00:30)

We prepare for our upcoming travel! Jasmin and Gigi are trying to finish their Mondo Cable KAL sweaters to wear at Maryland Sheep & Wool. Jasmin compares the Abstract Fiber Miro to the Cascade Quatro. Gigi is working on her Classic Slant Cardigan, and has finished the main part of the sleeves, leaving only the sleeve caps. Jasmin is working on her second handspun Crocodile Walk socks.

Gigi has finished a pair of Upstream Socks (from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways sock book) out of Cherry Tree Hill (color "Indian Summer"). Jasmin declares that she needs to knit more boleros. Jasmin launders her Ariann, which did wonders for the yarn (Dream in Color Classy). Jasmin has a deadline for the Boo sweater. Gigi gets a finishing high by seaming up Miss Kalendar's Ribby Cardi.

Events: (18:51)

- CNCH: April 9-11
- Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival: 5/1-2. Meet and greet to be announced.
- Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery.

Contest: (23:29)
Get your submissions in for the February UFO finish-a-long by 4/3. Winners will be announced in Episode 95.

Mother Knows Best: (23:46)

We discuss joining yarn, the Russian join, spit splicing, non-felting fibers, ribbon yarn, where to join, and - GASP! - knots.

Review: (34:17)

We review 60 Quick Knits.

Straw into Gold: (46:47)

Jasmin talks about spinning the Crown Mountain Farms Polwarth in "Nirvana", and discusses the breed.
Direct download: Episode_94.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10pm PST

























This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstractbanner
CNCH is coming to Santa Clara April 9-11 and Abstract Fiber will be there. Not a weaver? CNCH has something for all fiber enthusiasts! We'll have yarns for knitting and weaving, plus lots of fiber. We'll have some new fibers too, including Polwarth!!! You can also shop online anytime by clicking above.

purllogolarge
The Purlescence Purl Girls know that the Knitmore Girls have listeners all over the world. We wish you all could join us in our family room for a cup of tea and a nice chat, but if you can't make it to us, you can bring a little bit of us home to you. Visit our Cafepress store for shirts, mugs, and more! And new patterns are available on Ravelry for immediate download. Search for designers Sandi Luck and Nathania Apple for the latest designs.


STITCHES South offers something for everyone. This 4-day event brings thousands together in Atlanta, GA for workshops, demonstrations, author signings, and door prizes. It showcases beautiful yarn, books, gadgets, patterns, & buttons in a market full of retailers from across the country. If it has to do with knitting, you will find it here. STITCHES South is open to the general public April 23rd-25th. For more information please join us online at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Events/ or call 1-800-237-7099.



On the needles: (00:30)

Gigi is plugging along on her Mondo Cable Pulli, which she has modified slightly. Jasmin is making progress on her Mondo Cable Cardi. Jasmin is tempted and inspired by all things. Gigi talks about assembling Miss Kalendar's Ribbi Cardi with single crochet. Gigi's Olympic Sweater is headed for the UFO bin. We discuss the Spring 2010 issue of Knitter's Magazine. Gigi and Jasmin both like the Electric Entrelac Sweater. Jasmin also really liked the Diamonds and Pearls shawl, and the Sun Dappled Stole. Gigi liked the Ivory and Mortar Jacket. Jasmin also liked the Pink Ginger cardigan.

Events: (21:06)

CNCH 2010 : April 9-11

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival: May 1-2. Meet and greet details tbd. (You can find Jasmin's handspun here.)

Contest: (23:55)

The end date for the February UFO finish-a-long is April 3rd, and the winners will be announced in Episode 95.

Mother Knows Best: (25:21)

We discuss sizing, fit, and ease.

Straw into Gold: (41:26)

Jasmin is still spinning the Cormo for her Tempest sweater. (Photographed above.) Jasmin talks about spinning every day (for 15 minutes) for sanity.

Direct download: Episode_93.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm PST

Mad skills - Episode 92 - The Knitmore Girls

















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstractbanner
CNCH is coming to Santa Clara April 9-11 and Abstract Fiber will be there. Not a weaver? CNCH has something for all fiber enthusiasts! We'll have yarns for knitting and weaving, plus lots of fiber. We'll have some new fibers too, including Polwarth!!! You can also shop online anytime by clicking above.

purllogolarge
Spring is just around the corner and we here at Purlescence Yarns have turned our thoughts to lighter weight yarns. We just got a new shipment of the Chic Knits Sandrine pattern by Bonne Marie Burns. Knit in spring-friendly DK weight yarns, it's a quick and easy knit, just perfect for your transitional wardrobe. Cascade Yarns Cash Vero DK is a beautiful choice with a broad palette of delectable colors, 20% through March 22. Don't forget to mention the Knitmore Girls for a free logo ChicoBag with your mail order or in store purchase of $50 or more!



STITCHES South offers something for everyone. This 4-day event brings thousands together in Atlanta, GA for workshops, demonstrations, author signings, and door prizes. It showcases beautiful yarn, books, gadgets, patterns, & buttons in a market full of retailers from across the country. If it has to do with knitting, you will find it here. STITCHES South is open to the general public April 24th-26th. For more information please join us online at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Events/ or call 1-800-237-7099.


On the needles: (00:34)

Gigi is working on her Classic Slant Cardigan (by Deborah Newton), which is the color of red velvet cake. Jasmin is plugging along on her Mondo Cable Cardi. We also mention the Kindle, and the Kindle stand. We discuss the merits of a yarn marker vs a "clippy" stitch marker.

Gigi is working on her Color Your Own sweater, and we discuss dart placement at length. We have an app in the iTunes store!

Contest! (16;58)

February Finish-a-long contest will end April 3rd, and the winners will be announced in Episode 95.

Events: (17:38)

We will be attending the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival!

Mother Knows Best: (18:23)

We discuss bartering skills.

When Knitting Attacks: (21:23)

Gigi has some missteps this week. Her Mondo Cable Pulli hits a snag. Gigi find the issue with her Ellina shawl.

Straw into gold: (29:14)

Jasmin discusses spinning Shetland, specifically the Shetland Top from Crown Mountain Farms"Fiber of the Month" club. Jasmin refers to "In Sheep's Clothing" and "The Knitter's Book of Wool".

Direct download: Episode_92.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37pm PST

Director's Cut - Rachael Herron This Director's Cut has been sponsored by:

purllogolarge

We chat with Rachael Herron, author of "How to Knit a Love Song". You can find her calendar here.

Things we talk about:

NaNoWriMo
Agentquery.com
Elizabeth Zimmerman's "Knitting Without Tears"
Mills College
Cade's Sweater
The Sweater Curse
Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Rachael_Herron.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02pm PST

Let resting swatches lie - Episode 91 - The Knitmore Girls This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstractbanner
CNCH is coming to Santa Clara April 9-11 and Abstract Fiber will be there. Not a weaver? CNCH has something for all fiber enthusiasts! We'll have yarns for knitting and weaving, plus lots of fiber. We'll have some new fibers too, including Polwarth!!! You can also shop online anytime by clicking above.


knitcircus
We love listen to the Knitmore Girls while putting the magazine together; our free Spring Issue, the magazine's digital debut, is live! Please check out the interviews, reviews, articles, recipes and pattern previews; if you like what you see, you can purchase all 20 patterns in the Spring Collection for only $7.50 US. For Knitmore Girls fans, if you purchase a year's subscription to the Pattern Collection, we'll give you an extra issue!

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Thank you, Knitmore Girls listeners for rocking Stitches West with us in the Purlescence Yarns booth. To thank you, we're offering a special just for you. Call us with your mail order or come into the shop between Thursday, March 4 and Monday, March 15 and receive a Purlescence Yarns ChicoBag with your purchase of $50 or more, while supplies last. Be sure to mention the Knitmore Girls!


On the needles: (00:32)

Jasmin is monogamously knitting away at her Mondo Cable Cardi, knit out of Cascade Quatro. We discuss using zippers on knits, and in current fashion. Gigi is working on her Mondo Cable Pulli out of Brown Sheep Nature Spun (color "Cranberry Fog"). We gush about how much we enjoy the details of the Chic Knits patterns and garments. We mention the KAL thread, which is a great place to go for help.

Gigi has put one repeat on her Color Your Own sweater by Philosopher's Wool. Gigi has picked up her Origami Pullover again for social knitting. Jasmin is working on a pair of Crocodile Walk handspun socks, and will likely cast on a pair of socks for Andrew out of the
Creatively Dyed Yarn he picked up at Stitches.

Mother Knows Best: (19:52)

We discuss the truthfulness of swatches. We talk about the Great Adirondack Rayon, which seems to lend itself better to weaving than knitting.

Review: (28:37)

We review How to Knit a Love Song, by Rachael Herron. (We'll be airing the interview with her later this week.) We LOVE it!

Straw into Gold: (39:07)

Jasmin is spinning some cormo roving from Sue Reuser for a Tempest.
Direct download: Episode_91.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm PST

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstractbanner

Stitches west was a big success thanks to all the Knitmore Girls fans who came to visit. We'd love it if you would share photos of your projects in our Ravelry group, Aaabsolutely Abstract Fiber.
We will be back in California in April for CNCH. Meanwhile we have just received a big supply of Picasso, our baby alpaca DK weight yarn. Super soft and a little fuzzy, Picasso takes dye beautifully. Check it out online at AbstractFiber.com where skeins have no knots and shipping is free for orders over $100 in the US.

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From now until midnight March 5, 2010, use the code "MCcardi" or "MCpulli" in the Chic Knits shopping cart when purchasing your Mondo Cable Cardi or Pulli pattern to get a 20% discount on your purchase! Rock the needles with the Mondo Cable KAL!

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Thank you, Knitmore Girls listeners for rocking Stitches West with us in the Purlescence Yarns booth. To thank you, we're offering a special just for you. Call us with your mail order or come into the shop between Thursday, March 4 and Monday, March 15 and receive a Purlescence Yarns ChicoBag with your purchase of $50 or more, while supplies last. Be sure to mention the Knitmore Girls!

Show notes will be posted 3/3.
Direct download: Episode_90.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:31pm PST

Olympic FEVER - Episode 89 - The Knitmore Girls

This episode has been sponsored by:


abstractbanner
Abstract Fiber will be at
Stitches West in booth 642! We've got Hedonism in a very limited supply of gorgeous jewel tones. Plus new colors in every fiber, our new lace yarn Hepburn, and chocolate candy for when you need a little pick-me-up. There's seating nearby, so come hang out with us and see what goodies we've brought you. See you at Booth 642!


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From now until midnight
March 5, 2010, use the code "MCcardi" or "MCpulli" in the Chic Knits shopping cart when purchasing your Mondo Cable Cardi or Pulli pattern to get a 20% discount on your purchase! Rock the needles with the Mondo Cable KAL!

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Stitches West is less than a week away! We at Purlescence Yarns are making our final preparations for a wonderful Stitches weekend. Be sure to come by our booth for the Meet & Greet with the Knitmore Girls
on Saturday and check out the Chic Knits patterns, new designs for the show, loads of beautiful Cascade Yarns - including the Venezia Worsted Gigi raves about - many perfect choices for the Mondo Cable KAL!


On the needles: (0:32)

Jasmin has been plowing her way through her Seneca sweater. We get approached (a la KIPing it Real) a ton at Saturday Knitting. Gigi is still working on her dishcloth baby blanket. Jasmin is resolving her issues over back twisting cables, probably because of her Leslie Wind Cable needle.

Gigi's "Color Your Own" cardigan is moving slowly, but progressing nicely. Gigi is already planning her next Philosopher's sweatter (the Kilim). Jasmin has finished her Hey Jude socks. Gigi is assembling the Boo Sweater. Jasmin has cast on a sock out of her Crocodile Walk

We will be interviewing Galina again! Please post your questions for Galina here. Our chat with Susan (from the Knitajourney podcast) has gone live!

handspun.Events: (20:46)

Stitches West! February 25-28th.

FRIDAY: Abstract Fiber, 12-1, booth 642.

SATURDAY: Purlescence Yarns, 12-1, booths 830/832/834/836. (It’s one big booth.)

Contest: (23:09)

We will be running our UFO Finish-a-long contest through the end of March.

Mother Knows Best: (24:03)

We dip into the "what do you want to hear about" thread, and talk about shoulder seams. Gigi mentions the Cocoknits bias bind-off technique.

When Knitting Attacks: (32:05)

Gigi rethinks lining the Boo Sweater. Jasmin, in her Olympic Fever, forgets to mention the Mondo Cable KAL. (Abstract Fiber and Purlescence Yarns are offering 10% off of KAL materials, ChicKnits has a 20% off discount code - "MCcardi" or "MCpulli", through March 5th.) We'll be casting on March 1st. Gigi has a blocking mishap with her Icarus shawl.

Straw into Gold: (45:39)

Jasmin talks about what she does with leftover fleece.

Direct download: Episode_89.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:35pm PST

Director's Cut- Sivia Harding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This director's cut has been sponsored by:

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You can find Sivia's blog here, and her calendar here. You can also find Sivia on Ravelry.

Other things that we mention:
Sivia's legwarmer pattern (Continuum)
Diamond Fantasy Shawl
Phoenix Rising Shawl, made from the Cashmere/Silk blend from SweetGeorgia Yarns.
Sivia's pattern in the 2009 Summer Twist Collective- Aphrodite.
Sivia's Winter pattern in the Twist Collective- Dryad.
The Wanda tool, available at Carolina Homespun.
Wasonga by Curious Creek
Sweet Georgia 100% Superwash Sock
Smooshy
Koigu
Harmonia's Rings Cowl

Direct download: directors_cut_-_sivia_harding.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54pm PST

Nightstand Knitting - Episode 88 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Stitches West is right around the corner!  We're crazy busy getting ready,
dyeing up tons of yarn and fiber.  Stop by booth 642 and see the new solids
including gold, silver, bronze, and copper!  Oooh, and then there's
turquoise, orchid, blue, teal...  And Hedonism...

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Stitches is coming! Stitches is coming! The Purlescence Purl Girls are furiously knitting away on new designs to debut at Stitches West in the Friday night fashion show. Look for five new patterns showcasing Cascade's beautiful yarns: 220 Superwash Paints, Venezia Worsted, Ultra Pima, Heritage Paints, and Cash Vero. We will simultaneously release all the patterns on Ravelry for downloadable purchase. Check under designers Nathania Apple and Sandi Luck for information. Happy Stitches!

serendipitous ewe
Serendipitous Ewe offers something for every knitter and fiber enthusiast through their luscious yarns and fibers dyed in unique colorways.  We specialize in a variety of dye techniques that create beautiful colorways, like our “Stained Glass” semi-solids, “Tonal/Subtle” self-stripings, and “Mosaic Watercolor” variegated yarns. Look for our new naturally dyed “Gradient” yarns this spring. 

Serendipitous Ewe's yarns can be found in several US local yarn stores, online retailers, and at east coast festivals.
Click the logo above to find their whole line of fiberlicious goods.



On the Needles: (00:33)

Jasmin is working on the sleeves for her Carli (from the first Knit(more)-A-Long). Jasmin is also SOOOO close to finishing her "Hey Jude" handspun socks. Gigi is working on the Color Your Own cardigan (by Philosopher's Wool), in the "Fall" colorway. Jasmin is working on her olympic sweater (the Seneca Sweater, by Jared Flood, from Made in Brooklyn). Jasmin compares it to her Tangled Yoke cardigan.

We discuss the RavChat during the lighting ceremony. Gigi admits to (perhaps) biting off more than she can chew. Jasmin loves the smell of her sweater - it's from a sheep named "Duchess" from Jean Near (processed by Morro Fleece Works).

Stay tuned for the Mondo Cable KAL! Gigi will be knitting the pulli and Jasmin will be knitting the cardi. We're casting on 3/1/2010.

Events: (15:33)

 Stitches West- February 25th-28th. We will be doing a meet and greet in the Abstract Fiber booth from 12-1 on Friday and in the Purlescence booth from 12-1 on Saturday. Come and say hi!

Contest: ( 16:50)

We're extending the UFO finish-a-long contest through March!

Mother Knows Best: (19:18)

Strategies for Stitches! We talk about going through our stash, and having standard quantities for projects in your notes. We also talk about avoiding repetitive stress injuries during the Ravelympics. (The shows we talk about are Leverage and Supernatural.) Jasmin talks about using comforter bags to re-organize her stash.

Brilliant designer Brenda Patipa recommends using a flash drive to store your patterns so you have them on hand during the show. Gigi mentions that the Ellina shawl pattern has incorrect yardage listed on it.

When Knitting Attacks: (33:01)

Gigi is attacked by her knitting at every turn! Gigi's Classic Slant Cardigan (out of Cascade Venezia) proves the adage that a stitch in time saves four inches. Or something like that. Gigi rethinks lining the Boo Sweater.

Direct download: Episode_88.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:20pm PST

Knitting buffet - Episode 87 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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This week: It show time! The Abstract Fiber team is very pleased to be a vendor at the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat in Tacoma. You’ll see new yarns, patterns, knitting bags, and spinning wheels. Then, we’re off to Stitches West. We’ll be in booth 642. It looks like we’ll have tables and chairs right next to our booth, so come rest your feet and knit and spin with us! If you can’t make it to those shows, come see us online where shipping is always free for orders over $100.

crownmountainfarms
If you are a spinner you might know that we carry a big assortment on outstanding natural fibers and blends next to our line of hand dyed fibers. We are aware that not everyone is a spinner - so we went the extra mile and can offer some of our exotic fibers and blends as yarn, either hand spun or locally spun here in the US by a small mill in an affordable price range. Also available are many lines of hand dyed sock yarns. See us in person during February 11th-14th at the Madrona Fiber Arts
Winter Retreat in Tacoma, WA - booth 4+5.

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We're knitting green at Purlescence! This week we're hailing the arrival of spring yarns with Rowan's newest yarn, Revive. Recycled cotton, silk, and viscose are carded and then spun into a beautifully tweedy DK weight summer yarn. The resulting fabric is soft and drapey, perfect for summer tops and sweaters. There's a whole book of pattern support, too!




On the Needles: (00:34)

Gigi is still working on the Classic Slant Cardigan out of Cascade Venezia. Jasmin has finished her Looped Loop cowl! You can find the reverse kitchener stitch tutorial here. Jasmin has finished and blocked her Mondo Cable Cardi (knit out of the Abstract Fiber Miro in "Twilight"). We are starting the Mondo Cable KAL on 3/1.

While watching Leverage, Jasmin worked on her Carli's sleeves. Jasmin cast on the Shorty Tam by Lisa Ellis (from the Crown Mountain "Knit for Fun Club") out of her "We are the champions" handspun.

We chatted with Susan from the KnitaJourney Podcast! Jasmin has cast on Rosemary Hill's Brandywine shawl out of Abstract Fiber Hepburn "Mousse".

Events: ( 18:59)

- Ravelympics 2010 begin Friday, February 12th at 6PM PST.
- Madrona Fiber Festival, February 11-14.
- Stitches West, February 25-28th. We will be doing a meet and greet on Friday in the Abstract Fiber booth from 12-1, and on Saturday in the Purlescence booth from 12-1.

Mother Knows Best: (21:05)

Please leave your favorite podcasters nice iTunes reviews for Valentines Day!

Stitches tip 2010: Go with a friend. (Also, you can find our episodes with Stitches tips here.)

Contest! (25:31)

Winner of the Most Welcomed Knit Gift contest is announced!

February's contest is an UFO Finish-a-long! Post your finished UFOs in the Ravelry thread (and the stories behind them). Get your submissions in by 3/6!

Ravelympics Training: (28:01)

Week 6: Find your knitting support system.

ChrissytheGreat at the Manic Purl podcast and Sherrill (Belle of the Ball) talk about the particulars of setting up project pages for the Ravelympics, rules, etc.

You can find the Ravelympics FAQ here, and Jasmin will be available for tech support in the Knitmore Girls chat and Sasquatch chat.

Jasmin emphasizes safety first, and knitting podcasts that are roughly 30 mins each:

Belle of the Ball
Brass Needles
Here's to Ewe
It's a Purl, Man
KnitaJourney

Straw into Gold: (35:52)

Jasmin plies the singles for her Seneca Sweater. She uses Zorbees/ShamWOW!s [CAUTION: both sites are noisy.] to accelerate the drying process.
Jasmin loves the unscented SOAK.

Direct download: Episode_87.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:32pm PST

Block, blocking, blocked! - Episode 86 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstractbanner
This week: It show time! The Abstract Fiber team is very pleased to be a vendor at the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat in Tacoma. You’ll see new yarns, patterns, knitting bags, and spinning wheels. Then, we’re off to Stitches West. We’ll be in booth 642. It looks like we’ll have tables and chairs right next to our booth, so come rest your feet and knit and spin with us! If you can’t make it to those shows, come see us online where shipping is always free for orders over $100.

crownmountainfarms
It's happening again! The Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat will be held from February 11th - 14th in Tacoma, WA. Come and visit us there - it is open to the public even if you haven't registered for classes. The Crown Mountain Farms "Fiber Of The Month" club has a few spots still available for April and May, and the game is still on to register for the Mystery Fiber. The Sock Hop Yarn Club will be closing the March shipment in the next few days. Come and join the "Knit For Fun" club - great yarns and colorways are awaiting you as well as outstanding patterns by Lisa Ellis and shipping is free.

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This week: Are you ready for Stitches West? Here at Purlescence Yarns we're busily knitting new designs and planning our booth. Come in or call today for 10% off supplies for your Stitches classes. Proof of registration is required. We'll be announcing special Stitches events on the Knitmore Girls podcast in the coming weeks.




On the Needles: (00:34)
Gigi has fallen in love with her newest project. She is knitting the Classic Slant Cardigan by Deborah Newton out of Cascade Venezia. Jasmin is sticking to Jasmin 2010 by finishing the knitting on her Looped Loop cowl. Jasmin has finished the Knitmore Vanilla Sock pattern. We attended the Purlescence Stash Swap. Jasmin came home with some Moda Dea ribbon.

Events: (16:36)

We will be attending Stitches West. Come say hi! Meet'n'greet(s) TBD.

Mother Knows Best: (18:20)

This week, at your request, we discuss blocking. You can find the infomercial steamer here. You can find the Handworks Blocking wires here.

When Knitting Attacks: (31:36)

Jasmin is a knitter without a toolbag.

Ravelympics Training: (33:46)

This week: Read directions, highlight your size, and make sure you're on the Team Roster.

Join us for a live chat during the cast on! (Details coming.)

We also recommend prepping your knitting entertainment. Podcasts we recommend:

The Manic Purl
Electric Sheep
KIPing it Real
Stitch It!
Sticks & String
Let's Knit 2gether
Round the Twist
Fiber Beat
CogKNITive
Knit Naturally
Knitting Rose
SassyPants Knitter
Savvy Girls Podcast
Stuff You Missed in History Class

Straw into Gold: (43:50)

Safety first! Stretch, hydrate, and move around. Jasmin really likes the Palm Tree Pose. (Video here.)

Direct download: Episode_86.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

Mugshots - Episode 85 - The Knitmore Girls























This week's episode has been sponsored by:
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Abstract Fiber is
celebrating the new year with new yarn! Hepburn is a merino/silk blend with 1000 yards in each 100g hank. Delightful to work with, just a little shine, and as usual, no knots. Hepburn comes in 11 colors including chocolaty Mousse, and micro-brew inspired Hopworks. Celebrate 2010 with Hepburn!

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It's been a week of wicked winter weather here in the Bay Area. Even so, we at Purlescence Yarns are turning our thoughts to spring. Why, you ask, when the sky is pouring down
buckets of rain? New yarns are beginning to arrive to brighten our shelves for spring! This week we received Ultra Pima from our good friends at Cascade Yarns. This shiny 100% mercerized Pima cotton knits to sportweight. We're envisioning tanks and shells and summer cardigans. For more news on new arrivals, follow us on Twitter, username Purlescence.


On the Needles: (00:35)

Gigi continues working on her dishcloth baby blanket. Jasmin is nearly finished knitting her Looped Loop cowl. Gigi is taking a hands-on approach to reviewing Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters (by Cat Bordhi), and is working with the Abstract Fiber Supersock in "Be Mine". Jasmin has finished the knitting on her Mondo Cable Cardi (stay tuned for KAL updates and details), knit out of Abstract Fiber Miro Worsted in "Twilight".

Jasmin has started blocking the Tweedy Pie jacket for Boo. Jasmin is continuing to work on her "Hey Jude" handspun socks from Crown Mountain Farms. Jasmin has a goal to finish three sweaters to wear to Stitches West. We briefly talk about the most recent episode of Project Runway.

Events: (18:16)

Come and see us at Stitches West! Meet and greet TBD.

Ravelympics Training: (20:15)

You can find Team Knitmore here, and Team Sasquatch here.

Week 4: Hunt for errata.

Jasmin talks about different methods for hunting down errata. We'll be doing a live chat on Ravelry during the lighting of the Olympic Torch. Special thanks to PegOfTilling for designing our FABULOUS Ravelympics logos! (You can get your Team Knitmore swag here.)

Mother Knows Best: (27:48)

We discuss treacherous knitting photography, the need for schematics, and mugshots.

Contest: (33:20)

Enter your story in our "Most Welcomed Knit Gift" contest by February 6th. Gigi shares a story.

When Knitting Attacks: (40:20)

Jasmin realizes that wet blocking is not always appropriate.

Straw into Gold: (45:11)

Jasmin continues spinning on Duchess (from Jean Near). She has started reading "The Knitters Book of Wool".

Direct download: Episode_85.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:21pm PST

Two scarves for Grandpa - Episode 84 - The Knitmore Girls





























This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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This week: Are you ready for Stitches West? Here at Purlescence Yarns we're busily knitting new designs and planning our booth. Come in or call today for 10% off supplies for your Stitches classes. Proof of registration is required. We'll be announcing special Stitches events on the Knitmore Girls podcast in the coming weeks


On the Needles: (00:31)

We go to knitting almost every night this week! Gigi continues work on her dishcloth baby blanket. Jasmin is still working on the Looped Loop cowl out of the Plymouth Yarns Royal Cashmere. Gigi has picked up her Origami Sweater again. Jasmin is trying to finish her Mondo Cable Cardi (knit out of the Abstract Fiber Miro, in "Twilight"). Stay posted for our Mondo Knit-a-long! Gigi has picked up her Scandinavian Socks (out of the Little Box of Socks), and needs a refresher on her Fair Isle technique.

We make reference to the Philosopher's Wool Book (Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified). Gigi winds a mile of Skaska Cashmere/Silk lace yarn for Jasmin, who is aspiring to knit the Lily of the Valley Shawl by Galina. We talk about our favorites on the newest season of Project Runway. (Go, Seth Aaron!)

Contest: (17:43)

We talk about our Most Welcomed Gift contest! We share two of our favorite stories.

Mother Knows Best: (26:58)

We discuss proportion in garments. Jasmin cheats proportions with heels. Gigi suggests big hair to change proportions.

Events: (32:02)

We will be attending Stitches West! Meet and greet TBD.

Ravelympics Training: (33:20)

Week three: Wind your yarn and swatch.
(You can find Team Knitmore here, and Team Sasquatch here.)

When Knitting Attacks: (34:59)

Gigi rips out a sock out of Opal. Gigi's Ellina Shawl continues to be problematic.

Straw into Gold: (39:57)

Jasmin makes a spinning plan to hit her Ravelympics goal. She practices her woolen spinning.
Direct download: Episode_84.mp3
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Knitting: The Final Frontier - Episode 83 - The Knitmore Girls


























This week's episode has been sponsored by:
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This week: Spin your winter doldrums away with Purlescence Yarns. Whether you let your spindle fly or give your wheel a whirl, we're here for all your spinning needs. We've recently received a shipment of Ashford's new sliding hook flyer Joy wheels, along with flyer upgrades and drum carders. All large equipment comes with an hour of free instruction or equivalent value book. Wheels and carders are ready to ship today!

On the Needles: (00:29)

Gigi continues to work on the interminable dishcloth baby blanket (pictured above). Jasmin has finished knitting the pieces for the Boo Jacket. Gigi is working on her Ellina shawl. Jasmin's "Stealth" project (that is nearly complete) is the Mondo Cable Cardi (by Bonne Marie Burns) out of the Abstract Fiber Miro Worsted (color: Twilight). Gigi has finished the Cynthia Vanilla Sock out of Berroco Sox Metallic. Gigi is working on an UFO! She is putting fringe on Ursula's Lady Eleanor out of Soy Wool Stripes.

Jasmin is sticking to Jasmin 2010 by finishing the pieces for the Boo Sweater, then finishing the Mondo Cable Cardi, but succumbs to temptation because of cashmere, the scrunchable cowl, and the Looped Loop cowl. Jasmin mentions Tika teaching her how to do the provisional cast-on with her fingers. (You can find Tika's podcast is Gives Good Knit.)

We talk about a bit about the Star Trek Exhibit at the Tech Museum, and the costumes.

Mother Knows Best: (18:12)

This week, we talk about taking classes and learning modalities.

Ravelympics Training: (27:18)

Gigi has decided to knit a Color Your Own Sweater (by Philosopher's Wool), Jasmin has decided to knit the Seneca sweater (by Jared Flood).

You can find Team Knitmore here, and Team Sasquatch here.

This week: Buy or unearth your materials.

Promo for The Knitting Show.

Contest! (31:45)

We announce the winners for the "Do Some Good" contest. We launch the "Most welcomed gift" contest, which closes on February 6th, 2010. The prize for this contest is the 2007 Interweave Knits CD (courtesy of listener, JuliaAngeline).

When Knitting Attacks: (35:01)

Gigi knits too many repeats on her Ellina. Jasmin encounters tangled cashmere, and has declared that "This really tangles my cashmere!" is her new exasperated phrase. Gigi hits a bump with the Boo Jacket lining.

Straw into Gold: (39:54)

Jasmin is spinning half of the Falkland (from Crown Mountain Farms "Fiber of the Month" club) woolen, and half of it worsted.

Direct download: Episode_83.mp3
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Go 2010! - Episode 82 - The Knitmore Girls























This week's episode has been sponsored by:
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This week: Happy New Year from Purlescence Yarns! We're ringing in the new year with gorgeous lace shawl patterns from Goddess Knits and a brand new shipment of Dream in Color Starry in glorious shades. Amy Butler knitting bags at 50% off! Call or come in today for best selection. As always, we happily ship anywhere in the world, bringing a little bit of local yarn store straight to your front door!


On the Needles: (00:28)

If you haven't heard it yet, the Barbara Walker interview is live!

Gigi is still working on the dishcloth baby blanket (on the decreases). Jasmin is still working on both her Hey Jude handspun socks and the Boo Sweater. Gigi has nearly finished a pair of Cynthia Vanilla Socks out of Berroco Sox Metallic. We have been listening to the Savvy Girls' Podcast. We play the Knit Cents Podcast promo.

Ravelympics Trials: (10:46)

Join Team Knitmore here, or Team Sasquatch here. Week 1: Pick your project.

Mother Knows Best: (14:26)

Gigi talks about reclaiming/resetting frogged yarn.

Contest: (17:45)

The end of the "Do Some Good" contest is 1/9. Get your submissions in!

Straw into Gold: (19:31)

Jasmin has finished plying up the Abstract Fiber Superwash Merino in "Chartreuse". Jasmin has finished the first pound of "Crimson Shadows" for Gigi. Jasmin talks about the Falkland sheep breed, micron count, and reviews the Falkland Top from the Crown Mountain Farms Fiber of the Month club. Jasmin also talks about referring to the OKSU "Breeds of Livestock" page .


Direct download: Episode_82.mp3
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Director's Cut- Barbara Walker





















Photo taken from, The Opinionated Knitter, by Elizabeth Zimmermann; used by permission of Schoolhouse Press.


This Director's Cut episode has been brought to you ad-free by:

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Special thanks to Lisa, Maribel, Chloe Sparkle, Schoolhouse Press, and Barbara Walker.

Intro:

Lisa and Maribel meet Barbara the day before we interview her.

Chatting with Barbara:

Barbara talks about Mary Walker Phillips' books, and James Norbury's book. You can find Barbara Walker's books here.





Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Barbara_Walker.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54am PST