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UFO diving - Episode 162 - The Knitmore Girls
Direct download: Episode_162.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Here at Abstract Fiber we’re busy getting ready for OFFF and SOAR. We’ve got some fabulous new colors including Summit, Lagoon, SOAR, The Gorge.  The next best thing to being at SOAR is our SOAR colorway, the color of Autumn leaves. Available now at abstractfiber.com .

purllogolarge

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

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On the Needles:(00:31)

Jasmin is working on the KAANTINEN Reverible Rib Cap, re-engineered to fit a baby. 

She finished the interminable ruffle on her Sothia. Jasmin has finished the knitting the Baby Blueberry Cardigan out of Claudia Handpaint and Cascade 220 sport. Only the handsewing remains. The Oat Couture Prairie Blanket is coming along nicely.  The Garter Yolk cardigan out of Jasmin's hand spun ( Susan's Spinning Bunny is BFL color blue jeans, and Lorna's laces, Merino, color jeans) is progressing nicely.

Gigi has finished Romi Hill's Taygete. The knitting is finished but it hasn't been documented.  We learned a new acronym: POIDH  Picture or it didn't happen.

She is also working on her second Ophidian by Sivia Harding and complaining because the needles she is using aren't as sharp as the Chia-goo needles she used on her last project.  She is also working on the Sothia, out of Abstract Fiber in Mighty Sock. And a non-descript vanilla sock.

Mother Knows Best: (17:41)

The question we answered from the thread is :How to improve and add to skills as a knitter.   Pick whatever skill interests you most and go for it.  The See One, Do One, Teach One technique was discussed and recommended.  We mentioned the Market Squares Bag from Knitter's Magazine.


And Sew On: (25:52)

Gigi is sewing a quilt our of Dr Seuss fabric from Beverly's with the Contra Dance pattern from Quilt Woman.com Designs.  She is using a seasonal table cloth with a flannel lining as a design wall.


Review:  ( 33:53)


Entrelac : The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting by Rosemary Drysdale.  We liked the swatches and the photography.  We would have liked more photos of the garments.  (We really like the Lady Eleanor, and Entrelac Baby Blanket from Knitter's magazine better.) Jasmin liked the poncho and Gigi liked the wrap with angora.  We liked the swatches, the garments not so much.


Straw into Gold:(46:44)

Jasmin has been plying her singles for the Ten Year Sweater. She uses her Woolly Winder exclusively for plying because it packs the yarn tightly.  She also uses the Fricky Skein winder, because it measures yardage.  When she is done skeining her yarn, she ordered cards from Vista Print to label her handspun.

Direct download: Episode_161.mp3
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Hypotenuse - Episode 160 - The Knitmore Girls

This episode has been sponsored by:

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Here at Abstract Fiber we’re busy getting ready for OFFF and SOAR. We’ve got some fabulous new colors including Summit, Lagoon, SOAR, The Gorge.  The next best thing to being at SOAR is our SOAR colorway, the color of Autumn leaves. Available now at abstractfiber.com .

purllogolarge

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

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Three Fates Yarns is getting ready for the fall with new bold, semi-solid colorways. Perfect for all of your fingering weight projects, eponymous sock is a two-ply, high twist superwash merino. Also, check out the new Selene Sock, the ultimate luxury sock yarn. You'll adore using this stunning combination of Blue Faced Leicester, Silk and Cashmere! Three Fates Yarns can be found at threefatesknitting.etsy.com.

On the Needles:(0:36)

We are recommending the Knitajourney podcast, especially the latest "Knitajourney Girls" podcast.  We also played the promos for the 2Knitlit Chicks, and Geek Girl Crafts

Jasmin is working on the Baby Blueberry Cardigan out of Claudia Handpaint and Cascade 220 sport.  She is also working on Sothia's never ending ruffle.  She also referred to the

David after dentist video.  And she is almost half done with the Oat Couture Prairie Blanket.

Gigi is working on Romi Hill's Taygete, putting on the edging, a pair of Vanilla socks with an afterthought heel, a premie hat out of leftover sock yarn, her second Ophidian by Sivia Harding, in Cascade Heritage.


Mother Knows Best: (12:07)

Answering how to fit knitware into daily wardrobe.    More solid colors are easier to match.  Knitware is supposed to be the show piece, so the wardrobe needs to be edited to show off the knitting.


When Knitting Attacks: (22:10)

 

Gigi forgets to read her instructions and had to pull out most of the stitches she had picked up for the edging.  Also, she managed to spill beads for the Ophidian all over the couch. 


Review: ( 24:57)


A Life in Stitches by Rachel Herron.  Not a romance novel but about the love of yarn, and knitting and people.  Jasmin has been reading her blog, for years.  Some parts are sad. 

We liked it.


And Sew On: (32:04)

Jasmin is working on a tablecloth and napkins out of linen from Mood. She is working on straightening the edges and hemming.  Her 1975 Singer Touch and Sew is disagreable, and  challenging.  Gigi confessed that she is running a halfway house for wayward sewing machines.  Fabric needs to be cut on the straight of grain so garments hang straight.  To compensate for shrinkage and straightening loss, one needs to purchase a bit more fabric.  They are thinking about doing pulled thread hems for the napkins by hand.



Straw Into Gold: (44:35) 

Jasmin is working on plying yarn for Andrew's 10 year sweater.  Gigi will be spinning soon on a borrowed spinning wheel.

Direct download: Episode_160.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT

We're back! - Episode 159 - The Knitmore Girls

Shownotes will be posted 9/8.

Direct download: Episode_159.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT