Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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She travels….extensively. At times by wheels, sometimes by wing, other times by wave. She  travels while she sits and knits, creativity driving. Creativity inspired by mountain travel, memories, textures and color, small towns, 5th Avenues and spring flowers. She travels…..light. Light as the wind. With her backpack  she is prepared to hike mountain passes, climb the north face, and forge those rivers.  Next week, she will grab her Zucca on wheels and brave airport security flying to the next big city. One thing remains constant. She always travels with a Lo-Lo Body Bar. She knows while hiking, she won’t be bugged, and while in the city, dry skin doesn’t have a chance.  

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Are you ready for the Tour de Fleece? Check out Nimblestix to be sure - now with even more features for spinners!  Stash any kind of fiber, in any preparation, and Nimblestix will bring you from fleece to finished object.  When you're done plying, just flip that spinning project to complete and it goes straight to your yarn stash.  Now you can print tags or labels for an easy reference - even if your skeins are different lengths!   Don't miss our Tour de Fleece guild with tons of fun and prizes!  Be sure to catch everything that's going on by using the TourdeFleece hashtag.  Be Nimbler.....  No workarounds......  no making do.........  Just spin!

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Knitmore listeners, grab your needles! Purlescence Yarns is hosting a fabulous mad-hatting event to support Halos of Hope and kids battling cancer. We need your help! Send in your hats knit or crocheted in a star theme (think Star Trek, Star Wars, constellations, magicians, and more!) for Camp Happy Times. Identify yourself as a Knitmore Girls listener and for each hat received by July 13, your name will be entered into a special prize package drawing (including yarn from Cascade Yarns, Fiesta Yarns, and more), exclusively for supporters of this podcast. The winner will be announced on the podcast following the Halos of Hope-athon.

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At Stash, knitting isn't just a hobby.  It's a lifestyle.  We believe happiness can be found in a skein of yarn and that the thrill of fantasizing about a project is just as exciting as actually making it.  We knit.  We play.  We inspire.  Join the fun and indulge in your knitting fantasies at www.stashlocal.com.

On The Needles:(0:32)

Gigi has finished knitting the "Brainless Socks" for the KAL, and the Spice-man socks out of Opal. Jasmin is on the fourth color of the Boneyard shawl.

Gigi is knitting another Brainless sock  for Jasmin, also out of Opal. Jasmin has made progress on her Calligraphy cardigan.

Gigi is working on the Narcissus socks out of The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, and decided to also knit the Narcissus wristers. 8 socks done, 12 still to go.

Summer of Lace and Beads: the yarn for Gigi's Lorelei came in. Jasmin plans to knit her Ophidian kit

Gigi was stash surfing and found a beaded kid from Swallow Hill Creations and on of their pattern booklets. She also found a pattern for beaded cuffs that she may add to her list of projects.

Mother Knows Best:(11:44)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread, about what to use for applying beads. We prefer Oral B Superfloss. We mention Sivia Harding and Rosemary Hill's beading tutorial.

When Knitting Attacks:(16:38)

Gigi's spice man socks attacked her, as well as the Narcissus socks

Purloined:(19:20)

This week we are purloining

"New in the Queue", from the Yarniacs Podcast, hosted by Gail and Charlene

Gigi added the Sherezade shawl to her queue. Jasmin found  the Retreating Cardigan on Instagram, after seeing it at Stitches. She also added Nora's sweater

Review:( 23:29)

 This week we review Shaping Shawls by Anna Dalvi

Tour de Fleece Training:(28:36)

This is week 6 of TdF training: support network

And Sew On:(30:59)

We finished a pile of sack gown with the help of our knitting group.

Gigi got inspired to sew for herself, and she was intrigued by the wrap dress on the cover of this month Threads magazine, and she mentioned the 4th of July sales at the local fabric stores

Direct download: Episode_236.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00pm PST

Sewing Bee - Episode 235 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Do you know about  Lo-Lo EO's?  EO's (essential oils) are natural compounds derived from plants, that have powerful biochemical compositions which often stimulate our brain, affecting mood and well being.  Like you and me,  Lo-Lo EO’s are a wondrous mixture of individual qualities, some very bold and assertive, others showing a softer, gentler face.  By applying specific EO’s or blends, you choose  the way want your mood affected.  When EO’s are combined with Bar-Maids soothing combination of  natural oils and butters, you have an amazing Lo-Lo experience. EO’s are powerful, and respecting them is appropriate. With that in  mind, do you want to relax, rejuvenate, or recharge? It's all up to you. Lo-Lo EO’s are available in the Body Bar, To-Go Bar, O’ for Feet Sake, and Lip Balm, and Cuticle Intensive.

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Love self-striping yarns but not quite sure how to use them? Join the Knitcircus Yarns Gradient Yarn Club and let hand-dyer and designer Jaala Spiro guide you! Three packages of exclusive self-striping colorways with patterns written just for them, plus information and lists of favorite patterns for using gradient yarns. The cherry on top? Treats from other indy knitting businesses with every package. Check out the Knitcircus Yarns store for handpainted and kettle-dyed yarns, too!

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Purlescence Yarns is so pleased to support Halos of Hope, a wonderful organization that we have decided to throw a huge event to inspire you all to create hats for Halos of Hope. Join us Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 for a 24 hour long Halos of Hope-athon. From noon Saturday to noon Sunday, we will be open for mad hatting! We'll have contests and tons of prizes, and plenty of yarn on hand so we can send a record number of hats to Halos. Our particular focus for this event is Halos' Camp Happy Times Project . We'll be knitting kids' hats in star themes (think stars, moons, constellations, Star Wars, Star Trek, and more!) for kids 5-22 battling cancer. Call (408) 735-9276 to RSVP!

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At Stash, knitting isn't just a hobby.  It's a lifestyle.  We believe happiness can be found in a skein of yarn and that the thrill of fantasizing about a project is just as exciting as actually making it.  We knit.  We play.  We inspire.  Join the fun and indulge in your knitting fantasies at www.stashlocal.com.

On The Needles:(0:31)

Gigi is gushing over the Brainless sock pattern by Yarnissima. She is also working on a Spice Man sock for Jasmin, who mentions HDYarns on Etsy, who has wonderfully colorful striped yarns.

Jasmin is working on the yoke of her Calligraphy cardigan. She mentions Christine, from the Yarnings podcast, and Natalie of the former BarknKnit.

Gigi has finished her second Pinus Silvestris sock, and has finished eight socks out of the twenty that she is knitting out of The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. Now she is working on the Narcissus socks.

Gigi is shopping Ravelry for more projects for The Summer of Lace and Beads. Jasmin is thinking of starting an Ophidian. She is waiting for her yarn to be wound, to continue working on her SPAKAL.

We heckle Dr. Gemma. Gigi references Cat Bordhi, and Jasmin is enjoying working on her Boneyard shawl . We talk about gradient designs, and mention Tess Yarns, the Mannings, and Hanne Falkenberg.

Mother Knows Best:(14:18)

We answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about ?"thread about what would be a good beginner project for someone starting to sew. We mention Craftsy and Pinterest tutorials.


When Knitting Attacks:(16:59)

Gigi missed the fact that the Pinus Silvestry sock have a right and a left. And then she knitted the heel for Grandpa Knitmore's sock much too narrow.

Also, the sock she is knitting for the Commuter Knitter KAL grew too wide, because she had done too many increases.

Purloined:(22:01)

We are purloining Recommendations from the "Jane and Jen Knit Funny" podcast. Jasmin talks about Kale salad

Review:(28:43)

This week we review Knitbot Linen and Little Knitbot, both by Hanna Fettig


Tour de Fleece Training:(38:07)

Week 5: This week we talk about getting your wheel in racing shape. We mention Murphy's Oil Soap and Wood beams.

Also, Jasmin mentions her Hansen's Mini Spinner, and Crown Mountain Farms and invites all listeners to join Team Sasquatch.

And Sew On:(41:55)

We had a sewing bee at the house, making sack gowns for Ms Kalendar's baby. Jasmin mentions the BabyLock Evolution serger.

Direct download: Episode_235.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

Worth Repeating - Episode 234 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

bar maids

She travels….extensively. At times by wheels, sometimes by wing, other times by wave. She  travels while she sits and knits, creativity driving. Creativity inspired by mountain travel, memories, textures and color, small towns, 5th Avenues and spring flowers. She travels…..light. Light as the wind. With her backpack  she is prepared to hike mountain passes, climb the north face, and forge those rivers.  Next week, she will grab her Zucca on wheels and brave airport security flying to the next big city. One thing remains constant. She always travels with a Lo-Lo Body Bar. She knows while hiking, she won’t be bugged, and while in the city, dry skin doesn’t have a chance.   

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Are you ready for the Tour de Fleece? Check out Nimblestix to be sure - now with even more features for spinners!  Stash any kind of fiber, in any preparation, and Nimblestix will bring you from fleece to finished object.  When you're done plying, just flip that spinning project to complete and it goes straight to your yarn stash.  Now you can print tags or labels for an easy reference - even if your skeins are different lengths!   Don't miss our Tour de Fleece guild with tons of fun and prizes!  Be sure to catch everything that's going on by using the TourdeFleece hashtag.  Be Nimbler.....  No workarounds......  no making do.........  Just spin!

purllogolarge

Purlescence Yarns is so pleased to support Halos of Hope, a wonderful organization that we have decided to throw a huge event to inspire you all to create hats for Halos of Hope. Join us Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 for a 24 hour long Halos of Hope-athon. From noon Saturday to noon Sunday, we will be open for mad hatting! We'll have contests and tons of prizes, and plenty of yarn on hand so we can send a record number of hats to Halos. Our particular focus for this event is Halos' Camp Happy Times Project . We'll be knitting kids' hats in star themes (think stars, moons, constellations, Star Wars, Star Trek, and more!) for kids 5-22 battling cancer.

Call (408) 735-9276 to RSVP! 

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Fiber Festival season is almost here!  The Black Sheep Gathering (June 21-23)  in Eugene, OR attracts spinners and knitters from all over the region for a weekend of fibery fun.  Fleece auctions, spinning classes, herding demonstrations, and shopping with friends; what could be better?  Visit the Stash pop-up shop in Booth #12 to see a small sampling of our extensive stash of hand-dyed + locally sourced yarn.  While you're at it, consider making a pilgrimage to Stash in Corvallis, just 45 minutes north of Eugene. Catch a peek of what we're planning on our website at www.stashlocal.com.

On The Needless:(0:31)

Gigi has finished the knitting on her Color Affection. Jasmin has started the third color of her Boneyard shawl. Gigi is making tracks on her Brainless socks for the Commuter Knitter KAL.

Jasmin is working on the collar of her Calligraphy cardigan. Gigi is working on the second Pinus Silvestry from The Knitters' Curiosity Cabinet out of Cephalopod Bugga. And she went stash diving and picked yarn for The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet 2.

Gigi has picked her projects for The Summer of Lace and Beads: The Lorelei and  Midsommer, both by Sivia Harding, and the Shipswreck shawl. Jasmin picked the Ophidian for her project.


 Mother Knows Best:(10:16)

We are answering a question about what bags to use for self made project kits

We mention the clear U-Line bags. We mentioned Erin Lane Bags (and sale code HOOLIGAN)

Clothes on Shows:(26:10)

We talk about Once Upon a Time, and the wonderful costuming on that show. We mention the Hoax Fashion Formula


Review:(22:39)

This week we review Knitting Pattern Essentials, by Sally Melville


Tour de Fleece Training(28:48)

Week 4: prep your tools

Jasmin mentions Crown Mountain Farms closing. We have opened a Nimblestix Team Sasquatch guild. Prospective captains, contact Jasmin (cuteknitter)

And Sew On:(34:17)

This week we sewed baby sack gowns with Miss Kalendar, from the Brass Needles podcast, using Jasmin's Babylock Evolution.

 

Gigi used an iron to rescue one of Genevieve's dresses. Gigi found treasures in her mending basket, and she spent some more time hand sewing the binding on the quilt she is repairing.

Direct download: Episode_234.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00pm PST

The Summer of Lace and Beads - Episode 233 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

bar maids

Do you know about  Lo-Lo EO's?  EO's (essential oils) are natural compounds derived from plants, that have powerful biochemical compositions which often stimulate our brain, affecting mood and well being.  Like you and me,  Lo-Lo EO’s are a wondrous mixture of individual qualities, some very bold and assertive, others showing a softer, gentler face.  By applying specific EO’s or blends, you choose  the way want your mood affected.  When EO’s are combined with Bar-Maids soothing combination of  natural oils and butters, you have an amazing Lo-Lo experience. EO’s are powerful, and respecting them is appropriate. With that in  mind, do you want to relax, rejuvenate, or recharge? It's all up to you. Lo-Lo EO’s are available in the Body Bar, To-Go Bar, O’ for Feet Sake, and Lip Balm, and Cuticle Intensive.

 photo badge325x110_zps987a48f7.jpg

Check out Nimblestix - now with even more features for spinners!  Stash any kind of fiber, in any preparation, and Nimblestix will bring you through your project from fleece to finished object.  Not sure what you want to make with that pound of fiber you just spun?  Record all your skeins of varying weights and lengths, print out labels or stickers, and put it in your stash until you're ready to use it.  Heading to a fiber festival?  Create a shopping list directly from your queue, and even edit it to include notions, patterns, or anything else!  Be Nimbler.....  No workarounds......  no making do.........  Just spin!

purllogolarge

Purlescence Yarns is so pleased to support Halos of Hope, a wonderful organization that we have decided to throw a huge event to inspire you all to create hats for Halos of Hope. Join us Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 for a 24 hour long Halos of Hope-athon. From noon Saturday to noon Sunday, we will be open for mad hatting! We'll have contests and tons of prizes, and plenty of yarn on hand so we can send a record number of hats to Halos. Our particular focus for this event is Halos' Camp Happy Times Project . We'll be knitting kids' hats in star themes (think stars, moons, constellations, Star Wars, Star Trek, and more!) for kids 5-22 battling cancer.

 photo stash-logo-red.jpg

At Stash, knitting isn't just a hobby.  It's a lifestyle.  We believe happiness can be found in a skein of yarn and that the thrill of fantasizing about a project is just as exciting as actually making it.  We knit.  We play.  We inspire.  Join the fun and indulge in your knitting fantasies at www.stashlocal.com.


On The Needles:(0:33)

Jasmin is working on the sleeve of her Eadon. Gigi has finished the second of her Chrysanthemum socks, out of The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. Count: six done, fourteen still to go.

Jasmin is almost to the third color of her Boneyard shawl. Gigi has decided to join the Down Cellar Studio's June sock-knitalog.  Jasmin may join it.

Jasmin is working on her Calligraphy cardigan. Jasmin has unearthed the Roxbury Pond shawl out of Area 51.

Gigi is waxing poetic about Sivia Harding's new cowl and wristers, the Lorelei and declaring that she will knit it next.


Mother Knows Best:(12:28)

This week we are answering a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the forum.  The question is about dealing with the depression era mentality in today's consumer-driven society.

When Knitting Attacks:(22:31)

Gigi's Color Affection had a mistakes ten rows back. Jasmin had to tink back on her Boneyard, because she had flown past the purl row.

Jasmin has pulled the Baseball Jersey (from Knits Men Want) out of Area 51, but the instructions have gone missing. Also, Jasmin mangled a cable turn on her Eadon.

Purloined:(30:15)

This week we are purloining the Rearview Mirror from the Commuter Knitter podcast, hosted by Jen. We mention Thai Silks. Jasmin mentions Sea Silk used for the Pearls of Wisdom Stole and the Print of the Wave. Also she knitted the Lily of the Valley stole from Lace Style, out of Malabrigo lace. Jasmin declares this "The summer of Lace and Beads"


Review:(35:59)

This week we review two Namaste bags: the Harlowe bag and the Devin wristlet

Straw Into Gold:(46:37)

 

Tour de Fleece: 6/29/2013 until 7/21/2013

It is Tour de Fleece Training Time!

If you choose to join Team Sasquatch, you have three assignments this week:

1. Pick a Project

2. Weigh out your fiber/ Weigh and wash your fleece

3. Spin one ounce to test your wheel and fiber

If you are a video-caster or podcaster, and would like to be a captain on Team Sasquatch, contact Jasmin for a team captain access to the group.

Direct download: Episode_233.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00pm PST