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Great Minds Sew Alike - Episode 210 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

bar maids

While winter brings feeling of nesting or hunkering down, it also means a picking up a piece or two of handcrafts. The oven works overtime for those holiday family favorites, quilters stitch just a tad faster to complete works of art before gift giving officially opens, and knitters dash to their local yarn store to squeeze in one more scarf or pair of socks for that last minute gift. As you are crafting wonders, Bar-Maids continues to handcraft yummy goodness for your skin ... all to to help you....even if you continue to create into the wee morning hours. Bar-Maids handcrafts their products with natural skin loving oils and butters; everything your skin needs to keep it soft and moisturized and nothing it doesn't. Since you use our hands a tad more in this season, let Lo-Lo help keep them moisturized. It's simple! Get your hands wet, shake the water off and get your Lo-Lo on before you pick-up needle, cookie cutter, or drop spindle.

purllogolarge

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

 On the Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin is making progress on the Playful Stripes cardigan for Genevieve. Gigi finished a preemie hat and cast on another one. Jasmin has added a few inches to her Breezy Cardigan.

Gigi is working on her Magic Carpet socks, with lots of modifications. Gigi has knit a bit on her Heathered Skirt out of Knitting 24/7. She is planning to enjoy the Christmas mood, and embellish felted ornaments. Gigi has gifted a dear friend with a shawl.

Jasmin is knitting another Kaanteinen hat for a very young friend, out of Claudia Handpainted Yarn in the Sharks colorway. Gigi reminisces about knitting things out of that colorway for Kid Brother Sam.

Jasmin talks about her theme for next year, and she has chosen "Fish or Cut Bait", for next years theme. Gigi has chosen "Exploring Area 51". We are enjoying reading the thread of listener themes on the ravelry board.

Events:(13:30)

 We will be attending

- February 21-24, 2013: Stitches West

Contest:(13:46)

We have started this years Do Some Good Contest.

Do some good on a local, statewide, nationwide or universal level.

Prizes so far are:

- A Green Mountain Knitting Bag

- Two Lolo Bar Trios from The Bar Maids- a Claudia Handpainted Yarns kit for a pair of colorwork mittens (from Purlescence Yarns)

- a copy of Magnificent Mittens and Socks, by Anna Zilborg (from XRX books)

- a Pagewood Farm Tinkerbell needle felting scarf kit in amazing shades of red (from Purlescence Yarns)

- and a drop spindle kit from Schacht

- Tess Microfiber ribbon

- A Gleam Fingering Yarn kit from The Sincere Sheep

- Knitting it Old School, by Stitchy McYarnpants and Caro Sheridan

-a mug from potterknitter.com

-a Creatively Dyed sock and soap kit

Closing date for entries is January 6th

Mother Knows Best:(17:43)

We answered a question from our "What do you want to hear about tread",  from destined2knit, about why we ball up our yarn one skein at a time vs. all at once.


When Knitting Attacks:(20:55)

Gigi has problems with the gauge for her Eadon for her SPAKAL. She was trying to knit the Uber Cowl for Jasmin out of Cascade Magnum, but the pattern had issues. Also, she downloaded too many videocasts, and that made her phone as slow as molasses in January.

Congratulations to Erin, of Anatomy of Knitting, on the birth of her twin sons.

Purloined:(25:07)

This week we are purloining the Enabler segment from the Knitting in Circles videocast, hosted by Amy and Darren.

Jasmin talks about CrankinSocks's Viewz boots by Skacel. She mentions a few other styles of clear shoes that were less than successful. She is happy about being able to show off her hand knit socks in them.


In Stitches :(30:25)

Jasmin has been wearing her trekking socks. Gigi, again, has been wearing handknit socks every day,  her Knitmore Girls cowl, and wristers every night. And her gray beaded Citron.

Jasmin wore her Tangled Yoke cardigan, and her Carli cardigan. Genevieve wore the baby mine cardigan that she was gifted by the Purlescence Girls.

Review:(33:53)

This week we review Knitting the Chill Away, published by Martingale. She prefers Coastal Knits for mother- daughter patterns

Holidays with the Knitmore Girls:(39:46)

Low prep- high fun.  We used the Crab Boil mix from Penzey's. Eggnog from The Joy of Cooking. Marcel's Chocolate Mousse from Top Chef The Cookbook. Creme Brulee French Toast.

And Sew On:(44:18)

We made sweater size project bags with custom printed fabric from Spoonflower.com. The tutorial from Sew Daily left something to be desired.

 

We talk about stitch markers from WeeOnes on etsy. Jasmin mentions T-fury.com

Direct download: Episode_210.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Sticks Like Spaghetti - Episode 209 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

bar maids

While winter brings feeling of nesting or hunkering down, it also means a picking up a piece or two of handcrafts. The oven works overtime for those holiday family favorites, quilters stitch just a tad faster to complete works of art before gift giving officially opens, and knitters dash to their local yarn store to squeeze in one more scarf or pair of socks for that last minute gift. As you are crafting wonders, Bar-Maids continues to handcraft yummy goodness for your skin ... all to to help you....even if you continue to create into the wee morning hours. Bar-Maids handcrafts their products with natural skin loving oils and butters; everything your skin needs to keep it soft and moisturized and nothing it doesn't. Since you use our hands a tad more in this season, let Lo-Lo help keep them moisturized. It's simple! Get your hands wet, shake the water off and get your Lo-Lo on before you pick-up needle, cookie cutter, or drop spindle.

purllogolarge

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

On the Needles:(0:33)

Gigi has finished some preemie hats, and has been working on a sock from Krafti-Kit.

Jasmin is working on her Breezy Cardigan. Gigi had a hiccup trying to swatch for her SPAKAL sweater. Jasmin is working on the Playful Stripes Cardigan. Gigi just cast on for the Magnum Cowl.

Jasmin mentions the list of reviewed books etc. on on the review tab on our show notes page. She has also knit another inch on Andrew's Houdini socks. Jasmin is getting ready to knit the Brianne cowl with Lisa Souza Lhasa cashmere yarn.

We talk about Modern Family.


In Stitches:

Gigi is wearing  her Jaywalker socks, and other Vanilla socks. Jasmin is also wearing assorted Vanilla socks, mostly hand spun. Jasmin is wearing her Looped Loop Cowl. Genevieve has been wearing the Genevieve Sweater, and snuggling under the Love Blanket


Events:(22:38)

- 12/20, 8-10PM -Gigi will be attending the Sing-along at Purlescence

- February 21-24, 2013: Stitches West


Contest:(22:36)

We have started this years Do Some Good Contest.

Do some good on a local, statewide, nationwide or universal level.

Prizes so far are:

- A Green Mountain Knitting Bag

- Two Lolo Bar Trios from The Bar Maids- a Claudia Handpainted Yarns kit for a pair of colorwork mittens (from Purlescence Yarns)

- a copy of Magnificent Mittens and Socks, by Anna Zilborg (from XRX books)

- a Pagewood Farm Tinkerbell needle felting scarf kit in amazing shades of red (from Purlescence Yarns)

- and a drop spindle kit from Schacht

- Tess Microfiber ribbon

- A Gleam Fingering Yarn kit from The Sincere Sheep

- Knitting it Old School, by Stitchy McYarnpants and Caro Sheridan

Closing date for entries is January 6th

Mother Knows Best:(26:36)

 We talk about pressing. We reference the Twinneedle podcast, and the Pressinatrix blog, and her article in Threads magazine.

Review:(31:20)

We review Knitting Circles around Mittens and More, by Antje Gillingham

 Jasmin recommends Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book Of Patterns

Holidays with the Knitmores:(35:16)

We talk about homemade eggnog. Jasmin mentions the eggnog recipe in This edition of the Joy of Cooking, and Strauss Creamery.

Straw Into Gold:(38:18)

Jasmin did some spinning on her mini spinner. We talked about the 2012 SPAKAL.

We will have a 2013 SPAKAL, and a mini SPAKAL.


And Sew On:(40:55)

We talk about cleaning your sewing machine. We found a tutorial for making gift/project bags.

Direct download: Episode_209.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

Sweater Hindsight - Episode 208 - The Knitmore Girls

This episode is sponsored by:

bar maids

While winter brings feeling of nesting or hunkering down, it also means a picking up a piece or two of handcrafts. The oven works overtime for those holiday family favorites, quilters stitch just a tad faster to complete works of art before gift giving officially opens, and knitters dash to their local yarn store to squeeze in one more scarf or pair of socks for that last minute gift. As you are crafting wonders, Bar-Maids continues to handcraft yummy goodness for your skin ... all to to help you....even if you continue to create into the wee morning hours. Bar-Maids handcrafts their products with natural skin loving oils and butters; everything your skin needs to keep it soft and moisturized and nothing it doesn't. Since you use our hands a tad more in this season, let Lo-Lo help keep them moisturized. It's simple! Get your hands wet, shake the water off and get your Lo-Lo on before you pick-up needle, cookie cutter, or drop spindle.

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"Are you "THAT" person who is hard to buy for? Why not ask for classes this Holiday season?  DFW Fiber Fest has a wonderful line up of Nationally and Locally recognized teachers in knitting, spinning, crochet, and others.  Come take a class with Gwen Bortner, Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby of Shibaguyz Designz, Beth Smith from the Spinning Loft, or others.  Franklin Habit is giving our Friday night talk - tickets for that will go on sale in March.  DFW Fiber Fest is held April 5-7, 2013 in Grapevine, TX.  Sign up soon! Early Bird pricing expires January 1st

purllogolarge

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

On the Needles:(0:34)

 Gigi has finished a pair of wristers in the Dashing pattern for a Christmas gift. Jasmin put a few more rows on her Breezy Cardigan. She is complaining that she is running out of room to store her handknit sweaters.

She is planning to knit the Calligraphy cardigan next. Gigi also finished two preemie hats out of leftover sock yarn. We reference Partylite. Gigi is getting ready to embellish some felted ornaments.  Jasmin is almost done with the sleeves of the Playful Stripes Cardigan,

Events:(13:07)

We will be attending

 Stitches West: February 21-24, 2013

Contest:(13:21)

We have started this years Do Some Good Contest.

Do some good on a local, statewide, nationwide or universal level.

Prizes so far are:

-A Green Mountain Knitting Bag

- Two Lolo Bar Trios from The Bar Maids- a Claudia Handpainted Yarns kit for a pair of colorwork mittens (from Purlescence Yarns)

- a copy of Magnificent Mittens and Socks, by Anna Zilborg (from XRX books)

- a Pagewood Farm Tinkerbell needle felting scarf kit in amazing shades of red (from Purlescence Yarns)

- and a drop spindle kit from Schacht

Closing date for entries is January 6th

In Stitches:(16:33)

We are wearing Vanilla socks every day. Gigi wears fingerless mitts every night. Jasmin wore her hat out of Tess Yarn. Also, she is wearing her Looped Loop cowl. Gigi likes to wear her Knitmore cowl, and she wore her gray Citron.

Genevieve wore her ravellenic Ribbed Baby Jacket and the Feather and Fan blanket. Also she was snuggling in the love blanket and wearing the Molly hat.

Mother Knows Best:(23:05)

We talk about saving the good stuff. Mom's advice: Enjoy the good stuff! We reference Galina.

Review:(25:12)

This week we review:

Knitted Farm Animals, by Sarah Keen and Knit a Monster Nursery, by Rebecca Danger

Holidays with the Knitmores:(36:26)

This week we give you our top gifts for knitters:

ChiaoGoo interchangeable knitting needles

Reference Books:

Stitchmarkers

10 highlighter set

Removable Highlighter Tape

Clover Row Counter

Lolo Bars, Oh for Feets Sake

magazine subscriptions ( Threads magazine, hard copy and digital copy)

Craftsy classes

Bluster Bay swift

The 15 inch Cricket Loom

Leslie Wind cable needle necklace

cashmere ( Tess Yarns, Lisa Souza, Jade Sapphire)

a good bedside lamp (Lamps Plus)


And Sew On:(47:35)

Gigi sewed a cover for Sam's backrest out of Spiderman fabric.

We talk about Project Runway and matching fabric to project.

Direct download: Episode_208L.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm PST

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Abstract Fiber would like to invite you to join our yarn club!  We are excited to offer a 6 issue yarn club we’re calling One Skein/Two Skein.  Every other month we’ll send you a new exclusive yarn color and pattern.  We’ll do some solid colors, some colorways and will introduce some new luxurious yarns too. Each pattern will have flexibility for expansion, for example companion pieces, or multiple size and style options.  You’ll have the option to buy extra skeins just when you want them.  Spinners, we’ll have a fiber option for you too! For 2013, some of the colors have been chosen and we have four fabulous designers (Donna Arney, Sivia Harding, Judy Becker, and Kristin  Spurkland) on board so far.  Check out all the details at AbstractFiber.com

bar maids

While winter brings feeling of nesting or hunkering down, it also means a picking up a piece or two of handcrafts. The oven works overtime for those holiday family favorites, quilters stitch just a tad faster to complete works of art before gift giving officially opens, and knitters dash to their local yarn store to squeeze in one more scarf or pair of socks for that last minute gift. As you are crafting wonders, Bar-Maids continues to handcraft yummy goodness for your skin ... all to to help you....even if you continue to create into the wee morning hours. Bar-Maids handcrafts their products with natural skin loving oils and butters; everything your skin needs to keep it soft and moisturized and nothing it doesn't. Since you use our hands a tad more in this season, let Lo-Lo help keep them moisturized. It's simple! Get your hands wet, shake the water off and get your Lo-Lo on before you pick-up needle, cookie cutter, or drop spindle.

Photobucket

Issue 7 of entangled magazine is out now! Issue 7 has articles on an inspiring Auckland weaver, a global business with heart, a knitter who nearly went mad knitting Doctor Who, and more! Much more!

Find out just how much more at www.entangledmagazine.com. entangled magazine – the magazine for all fibrecrafters - is available through zinio.com or itunes app store – check them out, you won’t be disappointed!

purllogolarge

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

On the Needles:(0:37)

 Gigi has finished some things: the Tiny Tealeaves Cardigan is done, and now needs buttons and grosgrain ribbon. We reminisced about this amazing dry goods vendor at Stitches West.

Jasmin waxed poetic about Ysolda Teague's cardigan that had lots of tiny buttons. She managed to knit on her Breezy Cardigan, while stuck under a sleeping baby.

Gigi is making good progress on the Victorian Girl's Coat. We were talking about buttons for that, too, and for two Shawl Collared Cowls. Jasmin also managed to knit three rows on her Daybreak Shawl.

Gigi is knitting a pair of Dashing Wristers for a young friend. Gigi also seamed the Ribbed Baby Cardigan that Jasmin had knit during the Ravellenic Games while watching Merlin on tv.

Events:(12:06)

We will be attending

 Stitches West: February 21-24, 2013

Contest:(12:27)

We have started this years Do Some Good Contest.

Do some good on a local, statewide, nationwide or universal level.

First  two prizes are:

A Green Mountain Knitting Bag

Two Lolo Bar Trios from The Bar Maids

Closing date for the contest is January 6th.

Mother Knows Best:(16:16)

 

This week we answer a question from a listener about wearing/wearing out handknits.

When Knitting Attacks:(25:25)

Gigi didn't read directions, but had fun knitting until things went sideways

Review:(28:30)

This week we review

Mabel's Closet, by Hannah Fettig and Little Rascals, by Millamia

 Jasmin references the Lucy Neatby Intarsia Untangled DVD

Holidays with the Knitmores:(39:50)

Gigi reminisces about Christmas in Germany, and St. Nicholas Day. We talk about advent calendars from Cost Plus Imports, Trader Joe's or Starbucks. Jasmin hints about Lindt chocolate

Sew Painful:(44:19)

Gigi's beautiful, handsewn napkins got beat up in the washing machine. She thinks she should use Fray Check next time

 

Straw into Gold:(46:46)

Jasmin manages to spin on the minispinner, with the baby Genevieve on her back

Direct download: Episode_207.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm PST

Fish or Cut Bait - Episode 206 - The Knitmore Girls

This episode has been sponsored by:

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!  

bar maids

While winter brings feeling of nesting or hunkering down, it also means a picking up a piece or two of handcrafts. The oven works overtime for those holiday family favorites, quilters stitch just a tad faster to complete works of art before gift giving officially opens, and knitters dash to their local yarn store to squeeze in one more scarf or pair of socks for that last minute gift. As you are crafting wonders, Bar-Maids continues to handcraft yummy goodness for your skin ... all to to help you....even if you continue to create into the wee morning hours. Bar-Maids handcrafts their products with natural skin loving oils and butters; everything your skin needs to keep it soft and moisturized and nothing it doesn't. Since you use our hands a tad more in this season, let Lo-Lo help keep them moisturized. It's simple! Get your hands wet, shake the water off and get your Lo-Lo on before you pick-up needle, cookie cutter, or drop spindle.

 On the Needles:(0:29)

All Gigi has to show for is that she finished the first sleeve on the Victorian Girl's Coat.  Now she is searching for buttons. Jasmin has picked up her Breezy Cardigan again.

We have been looking at pictures of finished SPAKAL Sweaters on the Knitmore Girls forum.  Jasmin suggested Gigi knit the Tilted Duster, since her hand spun turned out too bulky for the Eadon.  We talk about attending the Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence, and Gigi bought some Venezia in worsted weight to knit her Eadon.

Jasmin also worked on her Daybreak.

Events:(14:03)

We will be attending

 Stitches West: February 21-24, 2013

 Contest:(15:05)

We have started this years Do Some Good Contest.

Do some good on a local, statewide, nationwide or universal level.

First  two prizes are:

A Green Mountain Knitting Bag

Two Lolo Bar Trios from The Bar Maids

Closing date for the contest is January 6th.

Mother Knows Best:(17:03)

We talk about themes for new years resolution.  Jasmin has picked her theme for 2013.

We reference Tim Gunn's A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style.

Acts of Knitting:(21:54)

We are still searching for ideas for the shawlette Gigi wants to knit out of yarn from Lisa Souza for Dr. Gemma, from the Cogknitive podcast. Gigi has already knit an Aeolian and two Ophidian's. 

Review:(25:47)

This week we review Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf, by Alana Dakos

and Phoebe's Birthday, by Joanna and Eric Johnson

Jasmin mentions the Playful Stripes Cardigan, the Wee Wildflower Cardigan, and the Birds Headband, and Woolbur.

And Sew On:(48:14)

Gigi hemmed  some pants,  and devised a strategy for dealing with her mending pile. She laid out her blocks for the log cabin quilt.

Direct download: Episode_206.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30pm PST

Skawlf - Episode 205 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

bar maids

Do you know people who wake up at 3:00 AM the day after Thanksgiving for those killer Black Friday deals? How do they do it! I'm recovering from all the cleaning and cooking and cleaning (again) from the day before. Heck, my stomach is still digesting pumpkin pie at 3:00 in the morning! Hats off to those Black Friday die hards. Like last year, I'm stayin in my pj's and grabbing those killer Cyber Monday deals. This year, I got my gift giving budget's back and trust me, I will squeeze it to the max. Rumor has it that Bar-Maids has another to-die for Cyber Monday special. Did you know that when you purchase a Sampler Pak from Bar-Maids you get a 15% off coupon? The samplers alone make perfect stocking stuffers, but the extra 15% means I am prepared. Don't wait! After purchasing the Sampler Pack, with coupon code in hand, my Bar-Maids cyber monday deal is a steal.

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Issue 7 of entangled magazine is out now! Issue 7 has articles on an inspiring Auckland weaver, a global business with heart, a knitter who nearly went mad knitting Doctor Who, and more! Much more! Find out just how much more at www.entangledmagazine.com. entangled magazine – the magazine for all fibrecrafters - is available through zinio.com or itunes app store – check them out, you won’t be disappointed!

purllogolarge

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

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

Gigi seems to be exclusively knitting on the Victorian Girl's Coat out of Venezia.  Jasmin has knit zilch.  Gigi has also knit a bit on her Brown Heather Skirt from Knitting 24/7 by Veronique Avery.

Events:(6:40)

- The Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence: November 23rd 

- Stitches West: February 21-24, 2013

Contest:(7:29)

We have started this years Do Some Good Contest.

Do some good on a local, statewide, nationwide or universal level.

First  two prizes are:

A Green Mountain Knitting Bag

A Lolo Bar Trio from The Bar Maids

Closing date for the contest is January 6th.

Purloined:(11:41)

 This week we are purloining Alltagsfreuden (everyday joys)  from Handmade Fantasy by the Fibre Piratess

Mother Knows Best:(14:41)

Today's tip is:Keep it together.  Gigi mentions the Odelia Cardigan, Tess Yarns Silk and Wool.  Jasmin talks about Ecobags.com.

Acts of Knitting:(21:07)

Gigi wants to knit an elegant, beaded shawlette for Dr. Gemma out of Lisa Sousa Yarn in the squashblossom colorway, and needs pattern suggestions.

 

Review:(23:52)

This week we are reviewing The Knitter's Book of Socks, by Clara Parkes.

Jasmin also recommends The Knitter's Book of Wool, and The Knitter's Book of Yarn


Straw Into Gold:(32:35)

 Jasmin has set up her Hansen's Mini Spinner out of the baby's reach in the living room and is making progress on her Merino Border Leicester fleece and wants to knit Hannah Fettig's Yoked Cardigan for herself. She mentions Shari from Morro Fleece Works

 

 And Sew On:(34:25)

 Gigi has finished sewing the blocks on her first log cabin quilt. The next step is to sew the blocks into a quilt top.  Sew painful:  Gigi was sewing away happily when she noticed that her last six blocks had been sewn without any thread in the bobbin.

Pin yourself onto the map on our ravelry board.

Direct download: Episode_205.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Predrafted - Episode 204 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

bar maids

Do you know people who wake up at 3:00 AM the day after Thanksgiving for those killer Black Friday deals? How do they do it! I'm recovering from all the cleaning and cooking and cleaning (again) from the day before. Heck, my stomach is still digesting pumpkin pie at 3:00 in the morning! Hats off to those Black Friday die hards. Like last year, I'm stayin in my pj's and grabbing those killer Cyber Monday deals. This year, I got my gift giving budget's back and trust me, I will squeeze it to the max. Rumor has it that Bar-Maids has another to-die for Cyber Monday special. Did you know that when you purchase a Sampler Pak from Bar-Maids you get a 15% off coupon? The samplers alone make perfect stocking stuffers, but the extra 15% means I am prepared. Don't wait! After purchasing the Sampler Pack, with coupon code in hand, my Bar-Maids cyber monday deal is a steal. 

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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The Sheep Shop is a welcoming yarn shop in the historic university town of Cambridge, England, only 50 miles from London.  You'll find fabulous touchy-feely yarns, including a fine selection of local and British yarns, cashmere, angora, llama, a variety of wools and other bundles of wonder alongside what you need to knit & crochet.  We think choosing what you’re going to make and feel between your fingers is one of life’s pleasures, and we want to make it a pleasure for you to find what you need.  Make yourself comfy on our sofa, there’s a Ravelry station and coffee on tap.  Making beautiful things brings enormous satisfaction – let us satisfy you!

On the Needles(0:30)

VenusFueri from Subway Knits has started a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief.

Also, Judith Mackenzie McCuin has lost her studio in a fire and there is an effort to help her rebuild her collection of teaching supplies.

 We have our own domain now and can be reached at jasmin AT knitmoregirlspodcast DOT com and gigi AT knitmoregirlspodcast DOT com. Thanks to Kristine from the Yarnings Podcast for tech support

Gigi has been working on the Bundi cardigan, and Jasmin is working on the sleeves of the Playful Stripes Cardigan and enjoying the progress.

Gigi finished the No Tears Socks and did the finishing using the Judith McKenzie technique and the knitted graft from Knitting Daily.

Gigi has started the Girls Victorian Coat, out of Venezia for Genevieve. She has started another preemie hat, using a cast-on from The Sock Knitter's Handbook.


Events:(12:40)

We will be attending

- The Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence: November 23rd 

- Stitches West: February 21-24, 2013


Contest:(14:32)

We have started this years Do Some Good Contest.

Do some good on a local, statewide, nationwide or universal level.

Prizes to be announced, closing date is January 6th.

Purloined:(16:41)

This week we are purloining the ZoraLoraDingDong from The Spindoctor Podcast, hosted by Sasha Torres.

Review:(21:34)

 This week we are reviewing 

Addi Click Lace Short Tips Interchangeable Needles, Addi Click Bamboo Interchangeable Needles, ChiaGoo Spin Interchangeable Needles (Bamboo), ChiaGoo Twist Interchangeable Needles (Metal)

Straw Into Gold:(38:01)

Jasmin has been spinning her merino/ border Leicester X on the Hansen Mini Spinner, and Gigi did a quick demo on her Jenkin's Turkish Drop Spindle

And Sew On:(40:13)

Gigi has started working on a log cabin quilt, it is a kit: Christmas in Kyoto 

Direct download: Episode_204.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm PST

Pin Point - Episode 203 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Abstract Fiber would like to invite you to join our yarn club!  We are excited to offer a 6 issue yarn club we’re calling One Skein/Two Skein.  Every other month we’ll send you a new exclusive yarn color and pattern.  We’ll do some solid colors, some colorways and will introduce some new luxurious yarns too. Each pattern will have flexibility for expansion, for example companion pieces, or multiple size and style options.  You’ll have the option to buy extra skeins just when you want them.  Spinners, we’ll have a fiber option for you too! For 2013, some of the colors have been chosen and we have four fabulous designers (Donna Arney, Sivia Harding, Judy Becker, and Kristin  Spurkland) on board so far.  Check out all the details at AbstractFiber.com

bar maids

Do you know people who wake up at 3:00 AM the day after Thanksgiving for those killer Black Friday deals? How do they do it! I'm recovering from all the cleaning and cooking and cleaning (again) from the day before. Heck, my stomach is still digesting pumpkin pie at 3:00 in the morning! Hats off to those Black Friday die hards. Like last year, I'm stayin in my pj's and grabbing those killer Cyber Monday deals. This year, I got my gift giving budget's back and trust me, I will squeeze it to the max. Rumor has it that Bar-Maids has another to-die for Cyber Monday special. Did you know that when you purchase a Sampler Pak from Bar-Maids you get a 15% off coupon? The samplers alone make perfect stocking stuffers, but the extra 15% means I am prepared. Don't wait! After purchasing the Sampler Pack, with coupon code in hand, my Bar-Maids cyber monday deal is a steal.  

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Issue 7 of entangled magazine is out now!  Issue 7 has articles on an inspiring Auckland weaver, a global business with heart, a knitter who nearly went mad knitting Doctor Who, and more! Much more! Find out just how much more at www.entangledmagazine.com. 

entangled magazine – the magazine for all fibrecrafters - is available through zinio.com or itunes app store – check them out, you won’t be disappointed!

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

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On The Needles:(0:32)

We did our duty as responsible citizens and went out to vote as a family.

 Gigi has made progress on the Tiny Tealeaves Cardigan.  Jasmin reminisses about finding stuff while cleaning her room. Jasmin knitted half a row on her Daybreak

 Gigi cast on another preemie hat and is using The Sock Knitter's Handbook for learning different cast-ons. 

Jasmin mentions we are signed up for Lily Chin's short-rowing class at Stitches West. Also, we mention Galina's spinning class that Jasmin is signed up for. (Her classes still have space!)

 Jasmin has made progress on the sleeves of the Playful Stripes Cardigan. Gigi is knitting socks for Genevieve, and she has found UFO socks that she is going to finish.

Events:(14:21)

We will be attending

- Stitches West: February 21-24, 2013


Mother Knows Best:(14:44)

Gigi shares a trick for making sewing pins slick.   Iris Silk Pins are the only pins Gigi will use.

We mention Pinterest.

When Knitting Attacks:(19:22)

Gigi was attacked by the UFO socks, she had managed to knit the foot too long. 

The I-cord that she was knitting into her preemie hat did not make her heart sing, in fact, she thought it was ugly.  

Purloined:(23:58)

This week we purloin "Something Local, Something Green", from the Fluffy Fibers Podcast, hosted by Isabelle.

Review:(27:42)

 This week we review The Sewing Workshop by Linda Lee, and Custom Couture, by Helene le Berre

 Gigi mentions Kenneth D. King and the Jacket with lots of buttons

And Sew On:(37:24)

Jasmin didn't finish the mouse costume for Halloween, and was disappointed. Gigi saved the day!

Gigi did some of the sewing and was very happy.  We did a modification and added snaps at the inseams, for easy diaper changes.

Direct download: Episode_203.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Shenanigans - Episode 202 - The Knitmore Girls

This episode has been sponsored by:

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While winter brings feeling of nesting or hunkering down, it also means a picking up a piece or two of handcrafts. The oven works overtime for those holiday family favorites, quilters stitch just a tad faster to complete works of art before gift giving officially opens, and knitters dash to their local yarn store to squeeze in one more scarf or pair of socks for that last minute gift. As you are crafting wonders, Bar-Maids continues to handcraft yummy goodness for your skin ... all to to help you....even if you continue to create into the wee morning hours. Bar-Maids handcrafts their products with natural skin loving oils and butters; everything your skin needs to keep it soft and moisturized and nothing it doesn't. Since you use our hands a tad more in this season, let Lo-Lo help keep them moisutrized. It's simple! Get your hands wet, shake the water off and get your Lo-Lo on before you pick-up needle, cookie cutter, or drop spindle.

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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The Sheep Shop is a welcoming yarn shop in the historic university town of Cambridge, England, only 50 miles from London.  You'll find fabulous touchy-feely yarns, including a fine selection of local and British yarns, cashmere, angora, llama, a variety of wools and other bundles of wonder alongside what you need to knit & crochet.  We think choosing what you’re going to make and feel between your fingers is one of life’s pleasures, and we want to make it a pleasure for you to find what you need.  Make yourself comfy on our sofa, there’s a Ravelry station and coffee on tap.  Making beautiful things brings enormous satisfaction – let us satisfy you!


On The Needles:(0:31)

 Gigi is making slow progress on her No Tears Socks. Jasmin is enjoying knitting the hem of the Playful Stripes Cardigan, and her sharp ChiaoGoo Needles needles are making it easier.

Gigi is knitting socks for Genevieve out of yarn left over from the Hobbit Sock.

 

Gigi finished her second Shawl Collared Cowl. Also, she is knitting the Tiny Tealeaves Cardigan out of eggplant colored  Madeline Tosh dk. Jasmin mentions GreenTriangleGirl, from the A playful day podcast.

 We discuss the finale of Project Runway.

Events:(12:01)

We will be attending

- Stitches West:  February 21-24, 2013


Mother Knows Best:(12:21)

We answer a listener question about etiquette on self promotion for pattern designers.

Purloined:(19:45)

 This week we purloin the adventurous spirit and love of all things unusual from the electric sheep from the Hoxton Handmade Podcast. Gigi reminisses about Halloweens past.

Review:(26:17)

 This week we review

Knitting Never Felt Better, by Nicky Epstein.

And Sew On:(31:59)

Jasmin is working on a mouse costume for Genevieve (Simplicity 2506). She is inordinately impressed with the paw applique that Gigi did for the soles of the booties. We were going to do reverse threaded darts, which is a really elegant technique.

Direct download: Episode_202.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm PST

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

bar maids

While winter brings feeling of nesting or hunkering down, it also means a picking up a piece or two of handcrafts. The oven works overtime for those holiday family favorites, quilters stitch just a tad faster to complete works of art before gift giving officially opens, and knitters dash to their local yarn store to squeeze in one more scarf or pair of socks for that last minute gift. As you are crafting wonders, Bar-Maids continues to handcraft yummy goodness for your skin ... all to to help you....even if you continue to create into the wee morning hours. Bar-Maids handcrafts their products with natural skin loving oils and butters; everything your skin needs to keep it soft and moisturized and nothing it doesn't. Since you use our hands a tad more in this season, let Lo-Lo help keep them moisutrized. It's simple! Get your hands wet, shake the water off and get your Lo-Lo on before you pick-up needle, cookie cutter, or drop spindle.

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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The Sheep Shop is a welcoming yarn shop in the historic university town of Cambridge, England, only 50 miles from London.  You'll find fabulous touchy-feely yarns, including a fine selection of local and British yarns, cashmere, angora, llama, a variety of wools and other bundles of wonder alongside what you need to knit & crochet.  We think choosing what you’re going to make and feel between your fingers is one of life’s pleasures, and we want to make it a pleasure for you to find what you need.  Make yourself comfy on our sofa, there’s a Ravelry station and coffee on tap.  Making beautiful things brings enormous satisfaction – let us satisfy you!

On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has finished her Shawl Collared Cowl and started another one in black.  Jasmin is working on the Playful Stripes Cardigan, also by Alana Dakos. 

Gigi is swatching for a Lana Grossa Luxe shawl, but is practicing the pattern on sock yarn, since the yarn is delicate. 

Jasmin is working on a Houdini Sock for Andrew. Gigi has unearthed a UFO: a color work sock from The Little Box of Socks. Gigi has started the Tiny Tealeaves Cardigan out of Madeline Tosh DK. And she is plugging away on the No Tears Sock.

Jasmin mentions Meliabella from the His and Hers podcast, and Gigi talks about the Savvy Girls podcast.

 

Events:(10:26)

We will be attending

- Stitches West:  February 21-24, 2013



Mother Knows Best:(10:43)

 Gigi talks about sewing Halloween costumes for Jasmin and Sam. Jasmin references Debbie Bliss' Kid's Knits for Heads, Hands, and Toes

When Knitting Attacks:(15:56)

 Gigi has been attacked by the Tiny Tealeaves Cardigan. Jasmin was attacked by the picots of her Playful Stripes Cardigan.

Purloined:(20:11)

 This week we purloin sci fi from Brass Needles' Miss Kalendar, and talk about Rules of Acquisition: we acquired Cascade Greenland for baby sweaters

Review:(26:16)

 This week we review

Design It, Knit It by Debbie Bliss

Jasmin also referenced Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch

 

Straw Into Gold:(34:16)

Gigi finally knitted her swatch for the SPAKAL. Jasmin has been spinning  her Merino Border Leicester cross, she is thinking of doing a Hannah Fettig (Yoked Cardigan) sweater out of it.  And she murmured about a 2013 SPAKAL.

And Sew On:(37:30)

Gigi fixed an uneven edge on a onesie for Genevieve, and is happy with it now. Jasmin  has been working on Genevieve's Halloween  mouse costume (Simplicity 2506) . She is using The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook for reference.

Direct download: Episode_201.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm PST