Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.
Furry Starry Night - Episode 215 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

bar maids

Headed to Stitches West? Then stop by the Bar Maids  booth (1037) to find out what the buzz is all about. Buzz words...Salty or Sweet, Light my Fire, Have it your Way, and Lo-Lo EO. Oh yea..we are busy preparing for the Stitch Marker swap. Not going to Stitches West? Get your goodies online at bar-maids.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!

On The Needles:(0:28)

Jasmin has been knitting away on the Cascade Cardigan, and loves it. It is themed after The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

This week Gigi has finished both sleeves of her Katje and is working on the bottom of the hoodie. On the Playful Stripes Cardigan, all that remains to be done is the finishing. We discuss alternate ways of finishing loose thread ends. Jasmin saw a possible solution on Clara Parkes' instagram feed.

Gigi will be finishing the second of the Magic Carpet Socks. She finished a preemie hat and put a few more rows on socks for Genevieve out of yarn left over from Papa Knitmore's socks.

In Stitches:(10:35)

Gigi wore her Cookie Monster Sweater (gift from a friend), her Cassidy, and her Katarina. She gifted her turquoise Ophidian do a friend

Jasmin wore her Mondo Cable Cardi, and is thinking of adding a zipper to it

Sam wore his Sharks hat, a mystery purple and blue hat, his Sharks Daybreak, and his dad's Kanteinen.

Brandon wore his hat, neckwarmer and wristers. Genevieve wore her pink cardi that her Auntie Aimless knit for her.

Events:(17:39)

We will be attending:

- February 21-24, 2013: Stitches West

Say hello if you see us!

Mother Knows Best:(18:18)

This week we are answering a question from the "What do you want to hear about thread", about what shoes to wear with hand knit socks.

We mention Dansko and Sanita shoes

Purloined:(22:46)

This week we Purloin "Todays Notion" from the twinneedle podcast, hosted by Tini and Maria Denmark. We love our Miracle Ironing Board Cover!

Review:(26:25)

This week we review The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet by Hunter Hammersen

Direct download: Episode_215.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm PST

Nemesis - Episode 214 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

bar maids

Headed to Stitches West? Then stop by the Bar Maids  booth (1037) to find out what the buzz is all about. Buzz words...Salty or Sweet, Light my Fire, Have it your Way, and Lo-Lo EO. Oh yea..we are busy preparing for the Stitch Marker swap. Not going to Stitches West? Get your goodies online at bar-maids.com

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

On The Needles:(0:36)

The Savvy Girls declared us their nemesis, and we are engaged in a lively exchange on twitter. Gigi has finished knitting the Hipster Hat from Pacific Knits. Jasmin has finished the knitting of the Playful Stripes Cardigan. Button bands and buttons still need to be sewn on.

Gigi has finished the leg of the second  Magic Carpet Sock. Jasmin has started the Cascade Cardi by Raya Budrevich for Genevieve out of Cascade Greenland. Gigi started the Main Street Coffee Cozy.

Jasmin found her AWOL Looped Loop Cowl and has started another one. She mentions the Cleaves from Knitty. She mentions her blog. Gigi has turned the heel and is starting the gusset on her Monkey socks

In Stitches:(18:33)

Gigi is wearing the Piers and Waves sock from The Little Box of Socks. Also she wore the Scrunchi McScruncherson's Cowl, gifted by Chloe Sparkle.

Jasmin has been wearing her Woolpeddler Shawl, and her Mondo Cable Cardi. Sam wore Mom's gauntlets, Dad's Kaanteinen Hat, and his own Shark's Beanie

Genevieve wore a sweater that her Auntie Aimless knitted for her. And the Savvy Girls are wearing socks that Gigi knitted for them.

Purloined:

We cribbed from the Savvy Girls Forum.  Henceforth we will refer to a rash of new projects  as "Startosis".

Events:(26:53)

We will be attending:

- February 21-24, 2013: Stitches West

Say hello if you see us!


Mother Knows Best:(27:49)

We answer a question from the "What Do You Want To Hear About" thread, about using grosgrain ribbon on the buttonhole side.


When Knitting Attacks:(36:15)

Gigi has knitted the first sleeve of her Katje cardi about five times, because she can't take the five minutes it takes to do the math.

Jasmin knitted the same button band on her Playful Stripes Cardigan about five times.


Review:(39:42)

This week we are reviewing Teeny-Tiny Mochimochiand Super-Scary Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec

We mention Big Book of Knitted Monsters and Knit a Monster Nursery by Rebecca Danger

Straw Into Gold:(47:47)

Jasmin did some spinning on her drop spindle SPAKAL project.

Direct download: Episode_214.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am PST

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:(0:29)

Gigi started the Hipster Hat out of Pacific Knits.Jasmin has finished the yoke of the Playful Stripes Cardigan, but the button band was challenging. Gigi is working on the second incarnation of the sleeve of her Katje, but may do it again.

Jasmin is making progress on the Kaanteinen Hat. Gigi needs to turn the heel of her Monkey Socks. Her second Magic Carpet sock is looking beautiful, which makes the first sock look sloppy. She is thinking of knitting a new top and grafting it on the first sock, and after grafting the center of the Frost flowers stole, that should not be a big deal.

Gigi has offered to pick up the stitches for the cuff of her Houdini socks. Jasmin and Miss Kalendar have decided to knit the Calligraphy cardigan out of the handspun she had earmarked for the Baby cables and big ones, too pullover.

We are discussed some developments on Project Runway Allstars. It seems that creating drama keeps designers longer in this competition than good design. We are disappointed.

We also mention Tim Gunn's Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work.

Jasmin talks about Lily Chin's appearance on Letterman, and briefly mentions Rachel Ray

In Stitches:(18:38)

Gigi has been wearing her standard socks, wristers and Knitmore Cowl. She accidentally mismached some Regia socks and they still looked like they belonged together. She wore her gray Citron- Jasmin has the yellow one. And she wore a big sweater out of Colinette yarn.

Jasmin wore her Uber Cowl out of Cascade Magnum. Andrew has been wearing hats out of Noro. We talked about the Seam Allowance project, where people are trying to sew/knit 25% of things new to their wardrobe.

Andrew wore gloves that Jasmin knitted for Andrew pre -ravelry.

Genevieve has been wearing her Genevieve Coat and the lovely cardigan that Aimless knitted for her.

Sam is looking for his hat to wear with his Daybreak

 Events:(26:28)

 We will be attending

- February 21-24, 2013: Stitches West

 Say hello if you see us!

 Contest:(27:19)

We announced the winners out of the 716 entries to our Do Some Good Contest

 Mother Knows Best:(31:36)

We answered a question from the "What Do You Want To Hear About" thread, whether it is more economical to buy ready to spin rowing, or to buy fleece and have it processed. Jasmin recommends Morro Fleece Works for fleece processing.

Review:(39:39)

We review One + One: Hats: 30 Projects from Just Two Skeins by Iris Schreier

We mention Wooly Wormhead

Direct download: Episode_213.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:30pm PST

Oubliette - Episode 212 - 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.

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Does your New Year's resolution involve taking fiber related classes or attending a fiber festival? If so, DFW Fiber Fest has a wonderful line up of Nationally and Locally recognized teachers in knitting, spinning, crochet, and other fiber arts.  Come take a class with Gwen Bortner, Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby of Shibaguyz Designz, Beth Smith from the Spinning Loft and lots of other wonderful instructors with classes for all levels of experience.  Franklin Habit is our featured Friday night speaker and tickets for that event will go on sale in March.  DFW Fiber Fest is held April 5-7, 2013 in Grapevine, TX.  Sign up soon for best class selection!

purllogolarge

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

On The Needles:(0:32)

Gigi is working on the toe of her Magic Carpet Socks and has used one of the heels from The Knitter's Book of Socks. Jasmin is almost done with the body of the Playful Stripes Cardigan.

The buttons for the Victorian Girl's Coat arrived from Mood. Gigi has dug up the Katje from her Area 51, and is working on the sleeves. Jasmin has almost finished the body of the Kaanteinen hat.

 In Stitches:(13:07)

Gigi has been wearing vanilla socks, her Knitmore Cowl out of Abstract Fiber, her wristers from the Purl Stitch, and her Best Friend Jacket from The Purl Stitch (also in the series: The Knit Stitch, and Color)

Genevieve was wearing her Genevieve Jacket, and her Mollie hat and her feather and fan blanket. Jasmin has been wearing her wristers from the Purl Stitch. Sam has been wearing the Alien Scarf out of Stitch 'N Bitch.

Events:(20:51)

 We will be attending

- February 21-24, 2013: Stitches West

Contest:(22:11)

Over 700 entries, before the contest was closed. Our listeners are amazing.

Mother Knows Best:(23:20)

We answer a question from our "What Do You Want To Hear About?" thread, about when to hand sew and when to use a machine for sewing knits and fabric together. Gigi references Jean Frost's class on lining couture jackets.

When Knitting Attacks:(29:24)

This week Gigi misses a repeat on her Monkey socks, and frogs the sleeve of her Katje jacket

Review:(33:23)

This week we review Knitting on Top of the World, by Nicky Epstein.

And Sew On:(40:04)

This weekend we sewed a baby blanket out of cotton and flannel for Erin from The Anatomy of Knitting podcast. We mention the Consew CES-300 Gravity Iron that we are using.

Direct download: Episode_212.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00pm PST

Romulan shoulder pads - Episode 211 - The Knitmore Girls

On The Needles:(0:29)

Jasmin is making progress on the Playful Stipes cardigan for Genevieve. Gigi has finished one preemie hat and has started an other. She also announces her theme for 2013, "Explore Area 51". She unearthed the Monkey socks she had started in Oregon, and finished the first one and started the second one.

 

Jasmin is knitting another Kaanteinen hat for Genevieve's friend Logan, out of the San Jose Sharks colorway, and planning matching hats for Logan's parents. Jasmin mentions the Quillow Gigi made for her. We are going to have a thread where everyone can post about progress  on their 2013 goals. Gigi mentions the Einstein coat.

In Stitches:(14:38)

This week Gigi has been wearing socks knitted out of Regia, the Knitmore Girls Cowl, gifted wristers, and elbow length wristers (elegant gauntlets) out of The Purl Stitch.

 

Jasmin has been wearing hand knit socks, long wristers, her Woolpeddlers shawl,

Genevieve has been wearing her Genevieve jacket snuggling in her feather and fan blanket. Andrew has been wearing a seeded rib hat out of Noro and some hand knit gloves.

Sam has been wearing his Sharks Daybreak.

She mentions the Elfa Closet System.

Events:(21:21)

 We will be attending

- February 21-24, 2013: Stitches West

 Contest:(21:32)

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

We will be adding more prizes!

Closing date for entries is January 6th

When Knitting Attacks:(23:28)

Gigi has found her Cozy Cable Socks, which are a bit loose for her but not appropriate for Grandpa Knitmore. The pattern changes for heel and foot make the sock much too wide, so she had to frog some and will need to reconsider construction.

Review:(27:09)

This week we are reviewing Pacific Knits by Alexa Ludeman, and Emily Wessel

Direct download: Episode_211.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm PST