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Dancing with Wheels - Episode 313 - The Knitmore Girls

 

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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What makes Abstract Fiber's sock yarns stand out from the rest?  Our brilliant colors don't bleed. Our skeins rarely have knots. Our yarns are beautifully constructed to minimize splitting and show off stitch patterns. Our colors are designed to minimize pooling and striping. Check out Abstract Fiber's outstanding sock yarns at AbstractFiber.com

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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 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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The newest innovation from the Namaste sisters is the Poppins bag.  This bag opens wide and is surprisingly spacious despite it's compact appearance.  Super cute design with magnetic top closures to allow you to knit out of your closed bag (and separate fibers if you wish) with no worries of snagging your precious fibers.  2 external zipper pockets and plenty more inside, including internal tool storage slots- this bag is awesome.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.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:(0:35)

 

Gigi has been knitting on the Knit your Love Shawl from Martina Behm. Jasmin finished the Vintage Holiday Socks out of Coloring Book Yarn,  with the free pattern from Lara Neel, that is a taste of Sock Architecture. She is weaving in ends with the new sock sized needle from Leslie Wind. A lot of the deals for 25 Days of Enabling  are continuing until the end of December. Check on the Ravelry board thread, or Pinterest, to see what sales are still going on.

 

Gigi has finished a cowl out of Abstract Fiber "Dreadz" in the Madrigal colorway.

 

Jasmin is working on the Winter Wonderland Socks from Gynx Yarn. Genevieve is also quite taken with the Frozen Throne colorway by Gourmet Stash.

 

Gigi has finished the Grinch vs. Santa Socks, and Jasmin is knitting a watch cap out of cashmere for Andrew. Gigi is almost done with the Santa's Workshop socks.

 

Jasmin is a bit intimidated by the sock machine, but sticking with it. She is excited about buying Lava soap. Gigi has almost finished the Bourbon Barrel Cake socks.

 

In Stitches:(15:27)

 

Gigi wore an old sweater out of Malabrigo.

Genevieve has been wearing her Annie sweater and her Squirrel sweater and the Kangaroo sweater.

Jasmin wore her SPAKAL sweater.

 

Events:(17:45)

 

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.

 

Contest:(18:19)

 

Grinch-along prizes have been shipped. Feel free to post pictures, if it brings you joy.

#OperationSockdrawer will be back in full swing in January.

#KiltmenowKAL will be revived soon.


Our annual Do Some Good contest will run until January 20th.  Do some good on a local, national or global level, 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 close1/21/2015.


Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit others than your immediate friends and family.


For the first hundred entries, the prizes are:


-The Dishcloth Diva package:
     -Prize includes: Big Fat Soap (by the Bar Maids), a copy of Dishcloth Diva and Dishcloth Diva Knits On!and dishcloths knit by Deb Buckingham herself.

 - An Erin Lane Bag

 - And something else, pending Jasmin going out to the arctic garage

 

For each additional 50 entries, we will add another prize.

 

Mother Knows Best:(22:47)

 

This week we answer a question about why Gigi chose a Schacht Cherry Matchless. Jasmin's first wheel was an Ashford Traveler. We mention Carolina Homespun. I also spun on a Louet Julia for some time. Jasmin is still very happy with her Sidekick, and decided to sell her Victoria.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(31:24)

 

Gigi was repeatedly attacked by her Grinch vs Santa socks.


Holidays With The Knitmores:(33:36)

 

A lot of our holiday traditions center around food.

 

Jasmin is thrilled with her holiday crab feed, followed by a walk around the neighborhood to admire the neighbors' decorations. Also, she mentions her Creme brûlée French toast.

 

Review:(39:02)

 

This week we review Fun and Fantastical Slippers to Knit, by Mary Scott Huff

 

Jasmin mentions Cat Bordhi's The Art of Felfs

 

And Sew On:(47:16)

 

Gigi repaired a jacket using a jump ring and grosgrain ribbon, and shortened a bunch of jeans.

 

**BONUS AUDIO: A bedtime reading of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas", and a fairly typical, post-story, pre-bed discussion. Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_313.mp3
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Knitting Elves - Episode 312 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is 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 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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If you haven't seen the new Megan Pouchlet by Namaste you'll want to!  This handy morsel of goodness is larger than a Jemma Pouch and smaller than a Devin Wristlet, so the size is really ideal.  It's got a wristlet strap and is perfect for storing keys, credit cards, notions, or other small items.  When you wanna grab and go, grab for your Megan Pouchlet.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.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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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need. Regia has released a new 8 ply collection for keeping your feet toasty this winter. Also check out the new Active line, which features Outlast fiber- developed for NASA to help with temperature and moisture control.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 

 

On The Needles:(0:39)

 

Working on #25daysofEnabling. We mention:

LoloBars and their Bar and Tray,

Cooperative Press, Sock Architecture,

Erin Lane Bags,

Gourmet Stash Bourbon Cake,

Poste Yarn in Santa Claus, IN,

Leslie Wind's Tewelery,

and Invictus Yarns.

 

Gigi has been knitting on the Knit your Love Shawl from Martina Behm. We are excited about visiting with Maria from Subway Knits, and wants so have everything finished for Stitches, and is talking about the Matchy Matchy Kal, in the Barberry Twist  out of Abstract Fiber in Calder.

 

Gigi has been knitting socks out of Santa's Workshop. Yesterday she finished a pair of socks, but she can't talk about them. We talk about what we can't talk about. Jasmin is working on socks in Vintage from Coloring Book Yarns, and is raving about the Fork in the Road sock.

 

She mentions Voolenvine's Lush base.

 

Gigi mentions Hunter Hammersen's books.

 

In Stitches:(18:16)

 

Gigi has been wearing some old sweater that is totally covered in pills, and the Mondo Cable Pullover. Jasmin talks about her Mondo Cable Cardi, in Miro. Gigi laments the socks that felted.

Jasmin has been wearing her Seneca, Gigi's Rocky Coast cardigan out of Cascade Ecological Wool, and she mentions the Breezy cardigan .

 

Genevieve has been wearing the Squirrel cardigan, the Mollie hat, and the Playful Stripes cardigan. Jasmin recommends the Alana-Along that the 2KnitLit Chicks have going

 

Events:(26:40)

 

12/18/2014: 7:30-9:00PM, Purlescence Sing-Along

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.

 

Contest:(28:35)


Our annual Do Some Good contest has begun! Do some good on a local, national or global level, 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 close1/21/2015.


Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit others than your immediate friends and family.


For the first hundred entries, the prizes are:


-The Dishcloth Diva package:
     -Prize includes: Big Fat Soap (by the Bar Maids), a copy of Dishcloth Diva and Dishcloth Diva Knits On!and dishcloths knit by Deb Buckingham herself.

 - An Erin Lane Bag

 - And something else, pending Jasmin going out to the arctic garage

 

For each additional 50 entries, we will add another prize.

Also, #operationsockdrawer will resume in a few weeks, keep the pictures coming. #Grinchalong prizes will be mailed out shortly.

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:21)

 

We talk about taking good picture to make your work look good. We recommend that you listen to Down Cellar Studio and Knitting Butterflies for photography advice.

 

Jasmin likes the Knit Girllls and The Fat Squirrel Speaks to keep her company while she is working.

Jasmin is very pleased with what we learned in Franklin Habit's photography class.

Jasmin mentions the Olloclip lenses. We talk about putting your best foot forward.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(39:39)

 

Jasmin was attacked by the toe of the sock she was working on, so she tinked it back.

 

Review:(41:39)

 

This week we review: New American Knits, by Amy Christoffers.


Holidays With the Knitmores:(49:10)

 

We talk about what we do when things we ordered for gifts do not arrive in time.


Straw Into Gold:(55:12)

 

Jasmin's drive band  popped and she will have to install a new one. Her old drive band has been on the wheel since 2008. She uses Japanese cooking twine for her drive band. She is looking for written instructions, and mentions that Judith MacKenzie McCuin recommended Japanese cooking twine.


And Sew On:(54:31)

 

Jasmin and Gigi have been sewing piles and piles of project bags, because Jasmin's ideas have a tendency to grow like magic beanstalks. We used a Pinterest tutorial to aid in sewing a gazillon bags.

 

Direct download: Episode_312.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42pm PST

Two Sizes too Small - Episode 311 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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What makes Abstract Fiber's sock yarns stand out from the rest?  Our brilliant colors don't bleed. Our skeins rarely have knots. Our yarns are beautifully constructed to minimize splitting and show off stitch patterns. Our colors are designed to minimize pooling and striping. Check out Abstract Fiber's outstanding sock yarns at AbstractFiber.com

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

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.

namaste photo highreslogo2_zpsf5371957.jpg

The newest innovation from the Namaste sisters is the Poppins bag.  This bag opens wide and is surprisingly spacious despite it's compact appearance.  Super cute design with magnetic top closures to allow you to knit out of your closed bag (and separate fibers if you wish) with no worries of snagging your precious fibers.  2 external zipper pockets and plenty more inside, including internal tool storage slots- this bag is awesome.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.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:(0:37)

 

This week the girls have been going crazy knitting socks for #25daysofenabling.  Keep  your eyes peeled for new colorways on Instagram, Facebook, and Ravelry. Jasmin also started on socks from Simply Socks Yarn Co. in Poste Yarn in the Jollyville, Tx colorway.

 

Gigi cast on socks in Gynx Yarns in the Santa's Workshop colorway, and she also got started on a pair in Grinchy, and added Broken Ornament stripes from Gourmet Stash

 

Jasmin started a sock from Coloring Book Yarns  in Vintage holiday, and featured today is Voolenvine Yarns' Holly Jolly colorway, and the first color we featured was her Deck the Halls colorway.

Jasmin mentions Voolenvine Yarns' Vampire Yarn club.

 

Gigi has been working on the Knit your Love Shawl from Martina Behm and has so far knitted 19 out of 20 hearts.

 

 Jasmin likes the Gynx socks pattern that Gigi has been using. On every color change she does a row of k1p1, as soon as the color changes, usually mid row.

 

Also, Jasmin would like some feedback on the #25daysofenabling.

 

In Stitches:(16:40)

 

Gigi has been wearing her standard cowl, wristers and socks.  She neglected to wear knit socks yesterday, and was cold and grouchy.

 

Jasmin has been layering her knits. She has worn her wool socks and Genevieve has been wearing her Squirrel sweater and the Kangaroo hoodie. Jasmin wore her Mariah, her ikat scarf by Lucy Neatby, and her Fancy Image hat. Andrew wore a hat out of Noro.

 

Jasmin is thrilled at Genevieve putting her sweaters into her Frozen sweater chest.

 

Events:(21:26)

 

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.

 

Contest:(22:11)

 

We announced out Grinch-along contest winners.

 

Prizes for the #grinchalong:

 

 - Santa Claus, IN  (Poste Self-striping yarn base), provided by Simply Socks Yarn Co.

 - Jollyville, TX (Poste Self-striping yarn base), provided by Simply Socks Yarn Co.

- Wicked, from Voolenvine, on the Lush base.

- Body scrub from the BarMaids

-Glitter and Stripes, by TurtlepurlYarns

-Moss, by Gynx Yarns

-HoHoHo, from Fab Funky Fibres

-December, from Berry Colorful Yarnings

-Broken Ornaments, from Gourmet Stash,

-Wicked, from Voolenvine Yarns

-Yak, Raywa Fibers, Harmony in the Juniper colorway

 

Also, delightful lotion bars and salt scrub from the BarMaids.

 

Mother Knows Best: (26:12)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

how long it takes to spin for a sweater, and how many plies are optimal.

 

Jasmin thinks somebody needs to develop the pedometer equivalent for knitting. She mentions her Ribby Cardi, her Tangled Yoke and the Harvest cardigan. Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie McCuin.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:46)

 

Gigi was attacked by the Knit your Love Shawl.#Behmalong

Jasmin is suggesting Quilter's Tape for keeping her spot.

 

Review:(34:56)

 

Jasmin announces prizes and the start of the Do Some Good Contest.

Prizes are LoloBars and Soaps, and a copy of Dishcloth Diva and Dishcloth Diva Knits On!

 

Jasmin also is fond of Wolfe Farms Soap, and she loves Lolo Salt Scrub. She mentions Barbara Warker's Learn-To-Knit-Afghan Book

book. We also talk about the Bergamot soap by Lolo Bars.

 

This week we review Dishcloth Diva Knits On! by Deb Buckingham.

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(48:45)

 

We talk about music and movies for the holidays.

Jasmin enthuses about Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 15, "Get Your Holiday On" station on Pandora. She likes Brian Setzer Christmas Rocks: The Best of Collection, The Transiberian Orchestra, Michael Bublé Christmas, and Elvis' The Classic Christmas Album

 

The The Muppet Christmas Carol is our favorite movie to watch as a family.  Andrew and Jasmin like to watch Love Actually, and Gigi, Sam and Grandpa Knitmore are fond of the Die Hard

Christmas movies. Also, Gigi loves Claymation, in particular the California Raisins Claymation Christmas

 

Straw Into Gold:(53:31)

 

Jasmin has finished plying her Weathered Tartan from Gourmet Stash, so she can get back to spinning her nutmeg colored merino fleece from Nebo Rock Ranch/ Janet Heppler for the Pumpkin Ale sweater.

 

Gigi still needs to break in her new Schacht Matchless.

 

And Sew On:(54:31)

 

Jasmin seems to have purloined the "Sweatshop of Love" for our project bag prizes. We are using this tutorial. Our changes are posted on our Pinterest board.

Direct download: Episode_311.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20pm PST

Pacific Midwest - Episode 310 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is 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 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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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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! 

ssyc photo SSYClogo_zpsc21c0eed.gif

Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need. Regia has released a new 8 ply collection for keeping your feet toasty this winter. Also check out the new Active line, which features Outlast fiber- developed for NASA to help with temperature and moisture control.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com .

 

On The Needles:(0:36)

 

Gigi has finished her Mystik Spiral Socks. Jasmin is finishing the heels on the Stingy Jack socks by Invictus Yarns. She is thrilled that Heather Ordover's CrafLit was mentioned on NPR.

 

Gigi has finished the Van Gogh socks in the "Bedroom in Arles" yarn by Opal. Jasmin is knitting a cashmere hat for Andrew out of a kit from Jade Sapphire, that she bought from Purlescence.

She is thinking about also knitting the Sockhead hat for him out of the older cashmere.

 

Gigi has been working on her Grinchy socks. Jasmin talks about 25 Days of Enabling. On Pinterest, Facebook, our Ravelry board and Instagram. So far we have featured: Deck the Halls, by Voolenvine, Grinchy socks, Grinch vs Santa by Gynx Yarns, and Glitter and Stripes by TurtlepurlYarns. (Discount codes can be found on all social media blasts.)

 

Gigi has started on the Grinch vs Santa socks, and is enjoying it a lot. Jasmin is working on her second Regia 6366 (fall colored socks) out of Regia 6ply.

 

Gigi has been working on the Knit your Love Shawl from Martina Behm and has so far knitted 16 out of 20 hearts. Jasmin mentions her Leftie, and her Hitchhiker Cowl.

 

In Stitches:(12:51)

 

Jasmin and Genevieve have been wearing lots of knits. Genevieve likes wearing her Little Oak Cardigan ("Squirrel sweater") and Playful Stripes cardigan ("Annie Sweater", from Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf). Jasmin has been wearing her Looped Loop cowl and her black wristers.

 

Genevieve loves her Mollie hat that Knitty Barb knit for her. She has also been wearing Clare Devine's Planum sock that C.C. and Demaris of the Geeky Girls Vidcast knit for her.

Genevieve is very good about getting sweaters out of her sweater chest that we talked about last episode.

 

Gigi has worn a cowl and fingerless mitts and thinks that maybe she should knit herself a hat and mittens to wear at night. Jasmin has been wearing her Breezy cardigan, and finds it very versatile.

 

Loose Ends:(19:13)

 

Prizes will be shipped about once a month. Marly Bird from the Yarnthing interviewed us this past week.

 

Events:(20:11)

 

 We went to the Pajama Jammie Jam.  It was a lot of fun.

 

2/19-22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.

 

Contest:(22:51)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

This weeks winner is Turtlegirl76, she won a skein of sock yarn from Fab Funky Fibres in the colorway "I believe in the Impossible"

 

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The Grinch-along. We have extended the starting date to December 1st.

 

There are only two rule:

 

1. Cease and desist all holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong.

2. What you *do* knit, must bring you joy.

 

Take pictures and post them in the ravelry group thread and/or on Instagram.

 

Prizes will be Grinchy knitting bags sewn in the "Sweatshop Of Love"(Lovingly purloined from Sweatshop Of Love) by the Knitmore Girls out of Grinchy fabric. Let us know what fun holiday things you are doing instead of gift knitting. Do multiple dipping with as many contests as you can.

Pinterest link to the tutorial we used.

 

Other prizes for the #grinchalong:

 

 - Santa Claus, IN  (Poste Self-striping yarn base), provided by Simply Socks Yarn Co.

 - Jollyville, TX (Poste Self-striping yarn base), provided by Simply Socks Yarn Co.

- Wicked, from Voolenvine, on the Lush base.

- Body scrub from the BarMaids

-Glitter and Stripes, by TurtlepurlYarns

-Moss, by Gynx Yarns

-HoHoHo, from Fab Funky Fibres

-December, from Berry Colorful Yarnings

-Broken Ornaments, from Gourmet Stash,

-Wicked, from Voolenvine Yarns

-Yak, Raywa Fibers, Harmony in the Juniper colorway

 

Post your entries on the Ravelry thread, instagram, twitter and Facebook with the #grinchalong.

 

The Do Some Good Contest is also coming up soon.

 

Mother Knows Best:(29:23)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about counting spun yardage, and about needles for knitting hats.

 

Jasmin mentions her Strauch skein winder, the Fricke winder with a counter, and the Schacht Ultra Umbrella Swift with Counter, and the McMorran Yarn Balance, and the Mama Bear Swift.

 

We enumerate Chiagoo needles needles, HiyaHiya Sharps and addi lace needles.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(38:21)

 

Gigi was attacked by the Knit your Love Shawl. And she managed to lose her pattern for the Mystik Spiral Socks that she was going to knit out of Mint Rain in the colorway Ocean Depth.

 

Review:(40:14)

 

This week we review Curls by Hunter Hammersen

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(46:15)

 

We talk about eggnog and ask about what spirit/s our listeners use.

 

And Sew On:(48:38)

 

Gigi showed off the Nemesis dress to the knitting group and was thinking of sewing bra strap minders onto the shoulders.

Direct download: Episode_310.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:04pm PST

Hope springs eternal - Episode 309 - The Knitmore Girls

 This episode is sponsored by:

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What makes Abstract Fiber's sock yarns stand out from the rest?  Our brilliant colors don't bleed. Our skeins rarely have knots. Our yarns are beautifully constructed to minimize splitting and show off stitch patterns. Our colors are designed to minimize pooling and striping. Check out Abstract Fiber's outstanding sock yarns at AbstractFiber.com

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That weekend with the funny names is quickly approaching. You know Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday. Yeah, that one!.  Bar-Maids has always had ‘KILLER’ Cyber Monday specials and this year is no different except this year, their special begins on Black Friday. How special? A buy 1, get 1 free type of special. If you were to break it down, you could give 8 different people gifts and that is a whole lot of happy, soft, and smelling good. Bar-Maids ordered a good sum for this year but the quantities are limited. The games begin the day after Thanksgiving, as does the unveiling of the Buy 1, Get 1, and may the odds be ever in your favor.  Or in Bar-Maids case, may the odds be ever in your flavor.

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The newest innovation from the Namaste sisters is the Poppins bag.  This bag opens wide and is surprisingly spacious despite it's compact appearance.  Super cute design with magnetic top closures to allow you to knit out of your closed bag (and separate fibers if you wish) with no worries of snagging your precious fibers.  2 external zipper pockets and plenty more inside, including internal tool storage slots- this bag is awesome.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.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(0:39)

 

 Gigi has been working on the Wild Iris cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding. She is knitting it out of Bijou Basin Ranch's Himalayan Trail in the "Sassenach" colorway #kiltmenowKAL.

 

 Jasmin had suggested using the buttonhole from Anna Zilborg Knitting for Anarchists Gigi is thrilled with the construction of this bound buttonhole. Jasmin mentions Lucy Neatby's buttonhole.

 

Jasmin is working on a sock out of of Abstract Fiber "Bonfire" (dyed warp style) socks, which will grow up to be a Procrastinatrix from Sock Architecture. And she is excited about her provisional cast on.

 

In Stitches:(17:38)

 

Gigi  is also working on the Knit your Love (from the Strickmich club). Gigi worked a bit on the Van Gogh, "Bedroom in Arles" yarn by Opal.

 

 Jasmin is working on socks out of the "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound" colorway from Lollipop Yarns. It passed the swatch test with flying colors. Jasmin mentions the flickr album for swatches. She talks about the Happy Howloween socks.

 

Jasmin is doing Kate Davies's crocheted steek and is excited about it. She mentions the Mother Knows Best Board on Pinterest. And she likes the Dale of Norway sweaters.

 

Gigi has made some progress on her Mystik Spiral socks (one pair in Regia, one pair in Mint Rain,).

Jasmin has another pair of fall colored socks out of Regia 6ply.

 

In Stitches:(17:38)

 

Gigi has been wearing a cowl and wristers that Jasmin made, socks, the Cookie Monster Sweater that was a gift, and Gran's Hug. Grandpa Knitmore has been wearing hats to bed.

 

Genevieve has been wearing her Mollie hat, her Olivia hat, wristers

 

Jasmin has been wearing her Seneca, the Ophidian shawl, the Mariah cardigan, she mentions the Breezy cardigan, And the Tempest.

 

Events:(25:35)

 

11/28: Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence

2/19-22/2015: Stitches West!

Live Episode with Marly Bird, on the air now!

 

 

Contest:(27:26)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Upcoming prize:

A skein of sock yarn from Fab Funky Fibres in the colorway "I believe in the Impossible"

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The Grinch-along. We have extended the starting date to December 1st. Cease and desist all holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong. Knitting only for pleasure. Take pictures and post them in the ravelry group thread and/or on Instagram.

 

Prizes will be Grinchy knitting bags sewn in the "Sweatshop Of Love"(Lovingly purloined from Sweatshop Of Love) by the Knitmore Girls out of Grinchy fabric. Let us know what fun holiday things you are doing instead of gift knitting. Do multiple dipping with as many contests as you can.

Pinterest link to the tutorial we used.

 

Other prizes for the #grinchalong:

 

 - Santa Claus, IN  (Poste Self-striping yarn base), provided by Simply Socks Yarn Co.

 - Jollyville, TX (Poste Self-striping yarn base), provided by Simply Socks Yarn Co.

- Wicked, from Vollenvine, on the Lush base.

- Body scrub from the BarMaids

 

The Do Some Good Contest is also coming up soon.

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:33)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

how to deal with pet hair on knits.

 

Jasmin talks about the Mars King Comb, she is very happy with her Dyson Animal We prefer red velvet lint brush to the sticky rollers.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:21)

 

Jasmin managed to erase all of the show notes that Gigi had just painstakingly finished. Gigi has a hard time following the directions for the beaded edging and beading on the Wild Iris cowl.

 

Jasmin managed to cut a piece of waste yarn from the end of the ball that she was working on.

Gigi broke a sock needle in a project bag. Gigi found huge spots from a fabric marker on the slip of Genevieve's dress.

 

Review:(47:21)

 

This week we review  the Namaste Poppins bag, and the Meghan pouchlet.

 

Jasmin mentions her hot pink Malibu bag. She also loves the Harlow bag. Her Zuma bag looked lke a frog and she loved it, and Gigi likes using her mini messenger bag, and she also enjoys the mesh Oh Snap bags, and she wears the hip holster every time there is an event to go to.

 

Holidays With The Knitmores:(57:38)

 

This week we talk about gifts of time.


Straw Into Gold:(1:05:43)

 

Jasmin is still swatching for her Nutmeg colored Pumpkin Ale from the Rhinebeck Sweater Book. the fleece is from Nebo Rock Ranch.

 

Gigi empties her bobbins onto 6" plastic Schacht bobbins and counted 750 g of singles. Also, she got an early Christmas gift, a beautiful Schacht cherry matchless!

 

And Sew On:(1:09:46)

 

Jasmin and Gigi have been sewing piles of grinch bags for the Grinch-along.

Gigi has been putting on the finishing touches on Genevieve's summer dress. Simplicity 2265

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Certified Pre-owned - Episode 308 - The Knitmore Girls
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Flair - Episode 307 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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That weekend with the funny names is quickly approaching. You know Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday. Yeah, that one!.  Bar-Maids has always had ‘KILLER’ Cyber Monday specials and this year is no different except this year, their special begins on Black Friday. How special? A buy 1, get 1 free type of special. If you were to break it down, you could give 8 different people gifts and that is a whole lot of happy, soft, and smelling good. Bar-Maids ordered a good sum for this year but the quantities are limited. The games begin the day after Thanksgiving, as does the unveiling of the Buy 1, Get 1, and may the odds be ever in your favor.  Or in Bar-Maids case, may the odds be ever in your flavor.  

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If you haven't seen the new Megan Pouchlet by Namaste you'll want to!  This handy morsel of goodness is larger than a Jemma Pouch and smaller than a Devin Wristlet, so the size is really ideal.  It's got a wristlet strap and is perfect for storing keys, credit cards, notions, or other small items.  When you wanna grab and go, grab for your Megan Pouchlet.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.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:(0:35)

 

Gigi is knitting a pair of Halloween socks out of Gynx Yarn in the colorway Boo. Laura from Gynx yarn does the Dyer's Notebook Video cast.  

 

Jasmin is working on the Stingy Jack socks from Invictus Yarns.

 

Gigi finished a pair of Vincent van Gogh sock yarn by Opal and cast on another pair of Van Gogh socks in the Bedroom in Arles colorway, and she worked on Mystik Spiral Socks out of Mint Rain and out of Regia. These socks have the OMG heel.

 

Jasmin is working on socks out of Regia 6ply in the color 6366, and is enjoying the fall colors. She mentions the Regia on sale at Simply Socks. She is planning to do the Lara Neel afterthought heel with heelflap out of Sock Architecture.

 

Gigi finished Halloween socks out of  Poste Yarn in the Elm Street colorway . She is also working on the Wild Iris cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding. She is knitting it out of Bijou Basin Ranch's Himalayan Trail in the "Sassenach" colorway #kiltmenowKAL. Jasmin suggested that she do the buttonhole out of Knitting for Anarchists.

 

Jasmin is working on a pair of socks out of Lollipop Yarns in the "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound" colorway.  Amy Beth, from the Fat Squirrel video cast is also knitting a pair in this colorway.

Gigi mentions Käsefüsse, which is German for stinky cheese feet.

 

Events:(13:07)

 

11/28: Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence
2/19-22/2015: Stitches West!

 

Contest:(15:07)

 

#operationsock drawer winner! KnitHappens won the skein of "Emerald" Invictus Yarns

Next prize! A skein from Lisa Souza in the "Deep Fall" colorway.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

New contest:

 

The Grinch-along. We have extended to starting date to December 1st. Cease and desist all holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong. Knitting only for personal pleasure. Take pictures and post them in the ravelry group thread and/or on Instagram.

 

Prizes will be Grinchy knitting bags sewn in the "Sweatshop Of Love"(Lovingly purloined from Sweatshop Of Love) by the Knitmore Girls out of Grinchy fabric. Let us know what fun holiday things you are doing instead of gift knitting. Do multiple dipping with as many contests as you can.

 

We mention the Commuter Knitter and her lovely podcast.

 

The Do Some Good Contest is also coming up soon.

 

Mother Knows Best:(25:14)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

spinning fiber for socks. Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie McCuin.

 

Jasmin laments Crown Mountain Farms closing doors. She mentions Janel Laidman and Abby Franquemont.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(33:52)

 

Gigi bought Stretch Magic Bead and Jewelry Cord, hoping to use it for waste yarn for heels. Didn't work.

 

Jasmin is having days that are more pretty than smart. She read bits and pieces of Sock Architecture. But not enough. She mentions the Knitmore Vanilla sock.

 

Gigi used her vacuum cleaner like a bobbin winder. Accidentally.

 

Purloined:(40:42)

 

This week we purloin Playful Parenting from the A Playful Day podcast, hosted by GreenTriangleGirl. Jasmin talks about the "match game". She uses parenting strategies from Positive Discipline #operationsockdrawer.

 

Review:(45:02)

 

This week we review the Opus the Octopus Kit from Infinite Twist 

We talk about the Octopus exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Jasmin wants to use technique out of Annetarsia Knits.

 

Jasmin also mentions:

 

Cowboy and Octopus

Gentle Giant Octopus

Octopus Soup

 

Boston Jen of Down Cellar Studio likes to knit toys.

 

Holidays With The Knitmores:(53:02)

 

We talk about our holiday board on Pinterest.

We talk about clubs as gifts, the Whiskey Advent Calendar, the Strickmich Club, the four themed subscription boxes from BarMaids whose themes include:

 

  • Outlander,
  • Knitmore Girls
  • Awesomeness
  • Pride and Prejudice

We also mention the Dr Who Companion Club and Namaste bags

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:00:19)

 

Jasmin did some spinning and is almost done with the Weathered Tartan mini bats from Gourmet Stash that she is auditioning for a sweater.

 

Gigi is getting more comfortable with her long draw. She is thinking of maybe spinning the rest of her spinning worsted.

 

And Sew On:(1:01:46)

 

The Nemesis dress (Vogue 8615) is finally finished! Gigi mentions Threads magazine

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Director's Cut - JC Briar - The Knitmore Girls
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This Director's Cut is brought to you without commercial interruption by Abstract Fiber, the best place to buy the most beautiful yarn and fibers ever.

 

Things mentioned:

 

Complete Guide to Needlework (Reader's Digest)

Janet Szabo

Needlecraft University

10" boye double point needles

Locking Stitch Markers

Barbara Walker Stitch Dictionaries

Knitting in the Old Way

Deborah Newton's Designing Knitwear

 

Since the interview, JC has written a book (Charts Made Simple) and and developed Stitch maps- which is a visual way of seeing how stitch patterns work.

 

 

You can find JC online here, on Ravelry here, and her teaching schedule here.

 

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Buffy's Contemporary - Episode 306 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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When you own a business you find yourself up at ungodly hours formulating your next step, and juggling between adored and effective products, and creating new interest. So I found myself face-to-face with facts, the nitty-gritty numbers and the [dirty] details. Numbers don't lie - right?  As difficult as it is, we are discontinuing scents and products that just don't make cents. But we are absolutely thrilled and excited about offering new scents and products that you have been asking for. We are actively creating some major spark in our studio. (This calls for super strong shades!) Before these sparks start flying, check out the nitty-gritty and dirty details of our current scents at the new Bar-Maids Blog

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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need. Regia has released a new 8 ply collection for keeping your feet toasty this winter. Also check out the new Active line, which features Outlast fiber- developed for NASA to help with temperature and moisture control.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com .

 

On The Needles:(0:33)

 

Jasmin has finished the Happy Howloween socks by Lollipop Yarn. Genevieve was Olivia, with a knitted Olivia hat. Gigi finished a pair of tube socks for Genevieve out of Neon Now.

 

Jasmin is working on Stingy Jack socks  (by Invictus Yarns) and she is going to make afterthought heels. She reminisces about the heels she loved throughout her knitting life: the flap heel from our Knitmore Vanilla sock pattern was the first heel she loved. Then she encountered Lucy Neatby's short row heel, then she got entangled with the stockinette short row heel, then went back to the flap heel.

 

She cast on a pair of Regia Vanilla socks (Regia 6, colorway #6366) and is planning on doing an afterthought flap heel with a gusset out of the brilliant Sock Architecture  book. Also, this yarn is dk weight and knits up in a flash. Simply Socks has this on sale.

 

Gigi is not in love with her Van Gogh socks, and they may go live in Jasmin's sock drawer. She is knitting a pair of Halloween socks out of Poste Yarn in the Elm Street colorway #operationsockdrawer.

 

Gigi is working on the Wild Iris cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding. She is knitting it out of Bijou Basin Ranch's Himalayan Trail in the "Sassenach" colorway #kiltmenowKAL.

Correction for last weeks show notes: the Romi Hill boot toppers that we said didn't exist, have now been released!

 

NaKniSweMo has started, and if you can, run it into SPAKAL, FFFWKAL, or #projectsweaterchest.

 

We have started wearing knits: Jasmin wore her handspun Tangled Yoke, her handspun Seneca, her Breezy cardigan and Mondo Cable cardigan. Genevieve wore her matching Mini Mondo Cable cardi.  Gigi wore her Cassidy, and  Cat Bordhi's Coriolis socks . Gigi also wore her red mohair Oat Couture Spiral Petal Shawl.


Loose Ends:(15:34)

 

We were going to talk about the solution to the bleeding issues of the Regia Fluormania. Jasmin mentions the Addicted to Sockknitting Group, and refers to the Citric Acid fix. 

 

We have contacted Westminster, the distributor, but they haven't responded yet. So you may want to call them directly and talk to their customer service folks at:

USA: (800) 445-9276

Canada: (800) 263-2354

Let them know about the problem, and ask what the next step is.

 

Events:(21:46)

 

11/28: Pajamma Jamie Jam at Purlescence

2/19-22/2015: Stitches West!

 

Contest:(23:12)

 

The winner for Operation SockDrawer for this episode is : FreckledCrafts, who wins a skein of Lollipop Yarn in the Kodachrome colorway.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Next week's prize is a skein of Invictus Yarns, in the Emerald colorway, on the BFL/Nylon base  

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New contest:

 

We announce the Grinch-along. Starting date is November 10th. Cease and desist all holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong. Knitting only for personal pleasure. Take pictures and post them in the ravelry group and/or on Instagram.

 

Prizes will be Grinchy knitting bags sewn in the Sweatshop Of Love by the Knitmore Girls out of

Grinchy fabric. Let us know what fun holiday things you are doing instead of gift knitting.

 

Mother Knows Best:(32:40)

 

Today we talk some more about an efficient closet. Today's focus is on shoe storage. We like things from the Container Store. Jasmin talks about the closet that Andrew built for her, and the accompanying blog post.

 

Jasmin talks about information gleaned from a class with Rick Mondragon. She mentions Abby from the Knit Knit Cafe, and Doc Martin boots, and her Namaste bag. We would love to hear your thoughts in the episode thread.


Purloined:(32:24)

 

This week we are purloining "Today's Sweater" from Brenda Dayne's podcast Cast-On.  We bid her a fond good bye and wish her success in all her future endeavors. She just announced that she cast off her last episode.

 

You may want to send her a personal message on her website.

 

Jasmin talks about her first sweater for herself, a Penny Straker design of Cascade 220.

 

Review:(45:58)

 

This week we review Charts Made Simple, by J.C. Briar.

 

Also keep your ears open for our upcoming interview with her. Jasmin mentions Stitch Maps: https://stitch-maps.com/

 

Straw Into Gold:(56:26)

 

Gigi has gotten into the routine of pulling out her spinning wheel and is getting more work done.

Jasmin is convinced that she needs a nutmeg colored sweater and she dug out a fleece that she had purchased from Janet Heppler of Nebo Ranch, and is swatching for spinning.

 

And Sew On:(57:52)

 

Jasmin is excited to sew project bags, inspired by the lovely Erin Lane bags.  We are using a bag tutorial that is also on Pinterest.  She loves her Featherweight.

 

Gigi was going to sew buttonholes on Genevieve's summer dress, and she had bought a Janome buttonhole foot, and was missing a manual. She also has misplaced the manual  for her fancy Singer, and so couldn't do buttonholes on that machine, either.

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Knit Knitmore Cafe - Episode 305 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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When you own a business you find yourself up at ungodly hours formulating your next step, and juggling between adored and effective products, and creating new interest. So I found myself face-to-face with facts, the nitty-gritty numbers and the [dirty] details. Numbers don't lie - right?  As difficult as it is, we are discontinuing scents and products that just don't make cents. But we are absolutely thrilled and excited about offering new scents and products that you have been asking for. We are actively creating some major spark in our studio. (This calls for super strong shades!) Before these sparks start flying, check out the nitty-gritty and dirty details of our current scents at the new Bar-Maids Blog

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The newest innovation from the Namaste sisters is the Poppins bag.  This bag opens wide and is surprisingly spacious despite it's compact appearance.  Super cute design with magnetic top closures to allow you to knit out of your closed bag (and separate fibers if you wish) with no worries of snagging your precious fibers.  2 external zipper pockets and plenty more inside, including internal tool storage slots- this bag is awesome.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.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!  

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SSYC just received our largest Madelinetosh shipment ever. Tosh DK, Pashmina, Tosh sock and Merino Light. IF you want sweater quantities, now’s the time!

 


On The Needles:(0:35)

 

This week Abby, from the Knit Knit Cafe is our guest on the podcast!

 

Gigi has finished her Butternut Squash Halloween socks from Ladybug Fiber company.

 

Jasmin has finished Genevieve's Olivia hat out of Cascade Longwood, so she won the Mom contest.

 

Gigi cast on tube socks for Genevieve out of Neon Now. Jasmin is working on the Happy Howloween socks out of  Lollipop Yarn in their Beefcake base. Gigi is working on the Wild Iris cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding. She is knitting it out of Bijou Basin Ranch's Himalayan Trail in the color Sassenach.#kiltmenowKAL.

 

Gigi  has also cast on a pair of Halloween socks out of Poste Yarns in the Elm Street Colorway.

 

Abbi is working on her Hitchhiker our of handspun yarn.

 

Jasmin is working on Halloween socks, in the Stingy Jack yarn by Invictus Yarns. and she is also working on a pair of socks from Cyborgs's Craftroom in the colorway Specter, with black Cascade Heritage 150, for heels and toes.

 

We mentions Romi Hill's design for boot toppers in her Oddments Knitdown. [As of this date, Romi Hills boot toppers haven't been published.]

 

Abbi is knitting a Lintilla out of Sheepspot Sustainable Merino Fingering Weight. Jasmin mentions Sasha Torres' posting cool articles on the Sheepspot Facebook page. We mentions Martina Behm's site.

 

Jasmin mentions Twist and Knit by Miriam Felton

 

Abbi is knitting the Grace socks by Sivia Harding, out of Black Trillium in the Good Egg colorway. She is using the Knit Companion App. Jasmin declare that she will use the Knit Companion App to Knit her Celestarium shawl.

 

Loose Ends:(18:33)

 

We aired the Anna Zilborg interview, part of the Dreadfully Delayed Interview Series.

We don't endorse Biscotte &amp; Cie's Knitmore colorway.  We talkig to Westminster Fibers (US distributors of Regia) about the bleeding issue of the Fluormania.

 

Events:(26:38)

 

We are planning to attend the Pajamma Jammie Jam at Purlescence Yarns,

and Stitches West in February!

 

Contest:(28:22)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Next week's prize is a skein of Lollipop Yarn in the Kodachrome colorway.


Mother Knows Best:(31:38)

 

Gigi has more suggestions for an effective closet. Jasmin and Abbi gush about the Container Store.

Jasmin mentions her closet blog post.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(38:42)

 

Gigi was knitting her Van Gogh socks and didn't enjoy it toe-up, and she frogged and started cuff down.

 

 Abbi had made a pair of Uptown Girl socks, and they have no nylon and they have grown holes in the heels. The new sock yarn from Dream in Color is called "Everlasting sock".

 

We would like about heels and durability.

 

We mention Wooly Nylon.

 

There is an article in Twist Collective about darning socks.

 

Gigi thought she could do a moebius cast on for a cowl on one long needle. She was wrong.

 

While sewing, she accidentally basted Sam Knitmore's jeans to Grandpa Knitmore's inseam lenght.

 

Review:(49:11)

 

This week we review Weave•Knit•Wear by Judith Shangold.

 

Jasmin mentions the Schacht Cricket, and the Flip Loom.

We have suggestions for the next book in this series, that we think Judith Shangold should write.

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:01:54)

 

Gigi has been spinning! She found that she needs to have a routine for spinning, and it seems to be working. She has been spinning her SPAKAL with a long draw, and has gotten enough practice so she is actually starting to like the result of her spinning.

 

Jasmin has been spinning tribbles from Gourmet Stash in the Weathered Tartan colorway( inspired by the Outlander colorway). She finds spinning very soothing.

 

Abbi has a spinning question. She enjoys spinning on her Turkish Spindle, but would like to spin for projects, and she is wondering how to make spindle spinning into real spinning for projects.

 

We mention the amazing Sultana, who spins four or five sweaters worth of yarn on spindles.

Jasmin mentions the Ol' Lars spindle (425-255-3073), that has great spin. It is not the Trindle. Jasmin mentions the curio table from IKEA [Jasmin's isn't available, but this one is close.]

 

Jasmin mentions Battlings from Hobbledehoy.

 

And Sew On:(1:10:04)

 

Gigi hemmed the Nemesis Dress for Melanie of the SavvyGirls Podcast. All that remains is the hook and Eye closure and some pressing.

 

Jasmin got the case for her Featherweight. Abby says dryer sheets help with musty smell.

 

Abby went to Portland Sewing and bought a hipcurve, a french curve and a notcher. She also bought a kosher Tailor's Ham.

 

We mention the The Knowledgeable Knitter. Jasmin mentions Citric Acid, and the four step press by the Pressinatrix. Abby mentions a trick to make seam allowance not show up on the garment. Jasmin notes that craft paper is available at a low price at U-Line.

Gigi mentions pressing over a Sleeve Board.

Direct download: Episode_305.mp3
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Director's Cut - Anna Zilboorg - The Knitmore Girls

 

This director's cut episode is brought to you without commercial interruption by XRX books: Now your socks can be a magnificent as your mittens! In this expanded edition of the original “Magnificent Mittens” that includes Anna’s toe-up, free-sole sock designs.  With stranded patterning on the top of the foot and plain sole, it is elastic, easily reinforced, and easily repaired. No longer are color-patterned socks too much work for too little wear.

 

 

 

Magnificent Mittens &amp; Socks

45 Fine &amp; Fanciful Hats to Knit

Fancy Feet (reprint: Simply Socks)

Knitting for Anarchists

Barbara Walker

Betsy Harrell's book

Half-stranded socks (found in Sock Knitting Master Class)

Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Anna_Zilboorg.mp3
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More yarn in the bag - Episode 304 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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What makes Abstract Fiber's sock yarns stand out from the rest?  Our brilliant colors don't bleed. Our skeins rarely have knots. Our yarns are beautifully constructed to minimize splitting and show off stitch patterns. Our colors are designed to minimize pooling and striping. Check out Abstract Fiber's outstanding sock yarns at AbstractFiber.com

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When you own a business you find yourself up at ungodly hours formulating your next step, and juggling between adored and effective products, and creating new interest. So I found myself face-to-face with facts, the nitty-gritty numbers and the [dirty] details. Numbers don't lie - right?  As difficult as it is, we are discontinuing scents and products that just don't make cents. But we are absolutely thrilled and excited about offering new scents and products that you have been asking for. We are actively creating some major spark in our studio. (This calls for super strong shades!) Before these sparks start flying, check out the nitty-gritty and dirty details of our current scents at the new Bar-Maids Blog.

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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)

 

Jasmin has been doing the Citric Acid soak, and is pleased with the Hocus Pocus socks by Mint Rain /Kaitie's Creations, and also likes how color fast it is.  She mentions Rockin' Green Detergent. Jasmin is working on her Happy Howloween socks out of  Lollipop Yarn in their Beefcake base.

 

Gigi has finished a pair of socks from MarigoldJen in the Purple Finch colorway.

 

Jasmin is working on Genevieve's Olivia hat for her Halloween costume. She also worked on her SPAKAL cardigan. Jasmin mentions her Mondo Cable cardi. She refers to The Spinner's Book of Fleece by Beth Smith. She also wore the Breezy cardigan by Hannah Fettig from Knitbot.

 

Gigi cast on Halloween socks out of Ladybug Fiber company in the "Butternut" colorway.

She has been washing her swatch for the Wild Iris cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding. She is knitting it out of Bijou Basin Ranch's Himalayan Trail in the color Sassenach.

 

Jasmin is raving about the colors of her newest sock out of Stingy Jack by Invictus Yarns.

 

Jasmin excitedly announces that the Stashbot App is available .

 

Loose Ends:(22:20)

 

We are still doing the Knitmore-A-long labels printed and provided by Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread

 

Events:(24:22)

 

 -Stash Swap at Purlescence, Oct 25th, noonish  until closing.

  -Pajamma Jammie Jam, date TBA.

 

Gigi and Jasmin went to Pacific International Quilt Fest, and had a wonderful time. Gigi mentions the Miracle Ironing Board Cover. We met a quilting podcaster: Annie Smith: Quilting Stash. Jasmin picked up parts for her Featherweight, and Gigi purchased an OLFA rotary cutter and OLFA pinking blade.

 

Contest:(34:34)

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

New Prizes!

From Gourmet Stash:  two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn in the time traveler colorway, and in the waterweed colorway . 

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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

This weeks winner is Jananavwho won a skein of  Mint Rain in Berry Sundae with matching  berry colored yarn for heels and toes, generously provided by Kaitie's Creations.

 

The next prize for #OperationSockdrawer has been generously provided by Lollipop Yarns: a ball of in Kodachrome in the Beefcake base.


Mother Knows Best:(38:43)

 

This week Gigi talks some more about having an effective closet. Jasmin mentions the Butter By Nadia Dresses

 

Purloined:(42:28)

 

This week we purloin (again?) Adventskalenderwickelknäul from Stadt, Land, Wolle, hosted by Manu and Elli

 

Jasmin decided to put a poll in the ravelry group in this week's episode thread.


Review:(46:59)

 

 This week we review The Knowledgeable Knitter, by Margaret Radcliffe

 

And Sew On :(54:50)

 

Gigi shortened jeans for Grandpa Knitmore. She is thinking about  buying a Humpjumper.

And she did a lot of handsewing on the Nemesis Dress for Melanie of the SavvyGirls Podcast.

Direct download: Episode_304.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05pm PST

Director's Cut - Amy King - The Knitmore Girls

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This Director's Cut is brought to you without commercial interruption by Abstract Fiber, the best place to buy the most beautiful yarn and fibers ever.

 

Things mentioned:

 

Spunky Eclectic

Spin Control: Techniques for Spinning the Yarns You Want

Ashford traditional

Abby Franquemont

The Walking Dead

Kindle

Lantern Moon

 

 

You can find Amy on Ravelry here, on Twitter here, and you can find her teaching schedule here

 

Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Amy_King.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:23pm PST

Tentacles - Episode 303 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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What makes Abstract Fiber's sock yarns stand out from the rest?  Our brilliant colors don't bleed. Our skeins rarely have knots. Our yarns are beautifully constructed to minimize splitting and show off stitch patterns. Our colors are designed to minimize pooling and striping. Check out Abstract Fiber's outstanding sock yarns at AbstractFiber.com

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When you own a business you find yourself up at ungodly hours formulating your next step, and juggling between adored and effective products, and creating new interest. So I found myself face-to-face with facts, the nitty-gritty numbers and the [dirty] details. Numbers don't lie - right?  As difficult as it is, we are discontinuing scents and products that just don't make cents. But we are absolutely thrilled and excited about offering new scents and products that you have been asking for. We are actively creating some major spark in our studio. (This calls for super strong shades!) Before these sparks start flying, check out the nitty-gritty and dirty details of our current scents at the new Bar-Maids Blog.

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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 finished the animal print tube socks. Jasmin has finished the Hocus Pocus socks by Mint Rain and Kaitie's Creations. We mention the Citric Acid soak. The Outlander colorway socks from Voolenvine came out of the wash without losing color.

 

Gigi has been knitting Halloween socks out of MarigoldJen yarn in the Purple Finch colorway. Gigi mentions Cat Bordhi's Houdini socks.  Jasmin mentions Sock Architecture.

 

 She also mentions the Knitmore Girls Instagram account and the Knitmore Girls Pinterest boards.

 

Gigi has swatched for her next cowl, the Wild Iris, from the Book of Cowls, by Sivia Harding, out of Himalayan Trails, by Bijou Basin Ranch.

 

Jasmin is working on the #countdowntooutlander, #Kiltmenow, she has started on socks out of Je Suis Prest, by Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh , which she is carrying in her Caithness Craft Collective tartan bag.

 

Gigi was knitting the Mystik Spiral socks out of Opal Van Gogh, and she ripped back the striping part, because it didn't show.

 

Jasmin is working on Howloween socks SPELLING? BY Lollipop Yarn in the Beefcake base.

Also, she is working on an Olivia hat for Genevieve's Halloween costume.

 

Loose Ends:(16:54)

 

Jasmin has pushed live our interview with the amazing Judy Becker

 

We talk about how the issues with the fading of the yarns from Biscotte &amp; Cie continued.

Jasmin found a source for Citric Acid.

 

 

 Events:(25:55)

 

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

- Purlescence Yarn Swap October 25

 - Pajamma Jammie Jam, date TBA.

 

Contest:(27:37)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Prize for Operation Sockdrawer generously provided by

 

Next prize is a skein of  Mint Rain is Berry Sunday with matching  berry colored yarn for heels and toes, generously provided by Kaitie's Creations.

 

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We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

New Prizes!

From Gourmet Stash:  two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn in the time traveler colorway, and in the waterweed colorway . 

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:40)

 

This week's advice is: Caveat Emptor- Buyer Beware!

 

We have always been satisfied with yarns we bought from Lisa Souza, Abstract Fiber, Tess Yarns, Fab Funky Fibres and Invictus Yarns. If you are not sure about the colorfastness of your yarn, do the citric acid treatment.

 

Jasmin mentions Rockin' Green detergent.

 

Purloined:(36:08)

 

This week we are purloining from Die Urbane Spinnstube, hosted by Diestelfliege, and the way they do yarn swaps.

 

Jasmin mentioned the White Lies bed jacket.

 

Review:(45:59)

 

This week we review

The Fleece &amp; Fiber Sourcebook, by Deb Robson and Carol Ekarius

Jasmin mentions the kindle edition version of this book, the The Knitter's Book of Wool, and the

The Spinner's Book of Fleece by Beth Smith

 

She calls these three books the Trifecta of spinning books that should be on the Christmas list of spinners.

 

Also, she mentions In Sheep's Clothing.

 

 

Straw Into Gold:(54:21)

 

Gigi got Rumpelstilzkined: she set up her wheel, but couldn't find her fiber anywhere.

Jasmin mentions Spinzilla, Leslie from Knit Girllls and Kate from Gourmet Stash.

 

And Sew On:(56:44)

 

Jasmin is sewing up a giant pile of Halloween project bags, with Gigi doing the cutting and pressing.

Jasmin is very satisfied with the Miracle Ironing Board Cover.

 

Gigi finally sewed the zipper into the Nemesis dress. The zipper did not go in without a fight, but Gigi won in round two, with help of her quilting Stiletto.

Direct download: Episode_303.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:34pm PST

Director's Cut - Judy Becker - The Knitmore Girls

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This director's cut is brought to you without commercial interruption by Abstract Fiber, the best place to buy the most beautiful yarn and fibers ever.

 

 

Judy's Magic Cast on

Judy's book: Beyond Toes: Knitting Adventures With Judy's Magic Cast-On

Wanda (crochet hook on one side, needle on the other)

Nostepinne

Koigu

Lorna's Laces

Cherry Tree Hill

StitchJones

Mac and Cheese recipe

Candied Sweet Potato recipe

 

You can find Judy on Ravelry here and on Twitter here.

Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Judy_Becker.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21am PST

Yarned and Delirious - Episode 302 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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When you own a business you find yourself up at ungodly hours formulating your next step, and juggling between adored and effective products, and creating new interest. So I found myself face-to-face with facts, the nitty-gritty numbers and the [dirty] details. Numbers don't lie - right?  As difficult as it is, we are discontinuing scents and products that just don't make cents. But we are absolutely thrilled and excited about offering new scents and products that you have been asking for. We are actively creating some major spark in our studio. (This calls for super strong shades!) Before these sparks start flying, check out the nitty-gritty and dirty details of our current scents at the new Bar-Maids Blog.

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If you haven't seen the new Megan Pouchlet by Namaste you'll want to!  This handy morsel of goodness is larger than a Jemma Pouch and smaller than a Devin Wristlet, so the size is really ideal.  It's got a wristlet strap and is perfect for storing keys, credit cards, notions, or other small items.  When you wanna grab and go, grab for your Megan Pouchlet.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.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! 

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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring the new Opal Sweet and Spicy 2 collection, as well as restocks of all the colors of the Hundertwasser collection.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 

 

On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Jasmin finished a pair of socks in the Outlander colorway from Voolenvine, in the Lush base. Gigi has finished the sleeves for the the Water's Edge  #matchymatchyKAL. Genevieve's Mini Water's Edge. #matchymatchyKal, just needs a buttonloop.

 

Jasmin is working on the #countdowntooutlander, #Kiltmenow, she has started on socks out of Je Suis Prest, by Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh , which she is carrying in her Caithness Craft Collective tartan bag.

 

Gigi is working on her Mystik Spiral socks. Jasmin is working on Hocus Pocus socks by Mint Rain

Gigi is knitting a pair of tube socks for Genevieve out of left over animal print yarn by Schöller Wolle.

 

Jasmin cast on a hat out of Cascade Longwood.


Loose Ends:(12:03)

 

We are still doing the Knitmore-A-long labels printed and provided by Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread

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Jasmin talks about a pair of Biscotte &amp; Cie socks that bled and faded in the washing machine. (Picture above)

 

She was very pleased about the prompt response from Louise at Biscotte &amp; Cie. Kate from Gourmet Stash came up with a DIY solution to fix dye on yarn. You can read about this on Jasmin's blog here.

 

 Events:(22:24)

 

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

 - Pajamma Jammie Jam, date TBA.

 

Contest:(23:57)

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

New Prizes!

From Gourmet Stash: two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn in the time traveler colorway.

 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Our winner this week is arthjarna!

 

Next prize is a skein of  Mint Rain is Berry Sunday with matching  berry colored yarn for heels and toes.


Mother Knows Best:(30:29)

 

This week Gigi talks some more about having an effective closet.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:06)

 

Gigi was attacked by her Linaria Bipartita out of Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet in more than one way, and will have to frog it. She will frog the Opal Van Gogh socks, it does not show the Mystik Spiral socks pattern. She also knitted the sleeve for the Water's Edge too long and had to rip it back.

 

Review:(35:19)

 

This week we review the The Spinner's Book of Fleece, by Beth Smith

 

We also mention our interview with Beth Smith that you should listen to here.

 

We think that this is a great start: "I began spinning because...."

 

We mention Sasha Torres of SheepSpot.

 

 And Sew On:(43:50)

 

Jasmin has been sewing project bags, inspired by the quality of the Erin Lane bags. We have been using this tutorial, with some small changes. It seems somebody small helped with the sewing machine settings.

 

Gigi has not worked on the Nemesis dress. She picked up a Buttonhole Foot for her Janome, so maybe Genevieve's summer dress will be finished soonest, winter is coming.

Direct download: Episode_302.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:38pm PST

Director's Cut - Beth Smith - The Knitmore Girls

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This Director's Cut is brought to you without commercial interruption by Abstract Fiber, the best place to buy the most beautiful yarn and fibers ever.

 

Things mentioned:

 

The Spinning Loft

Spinning Wool Basics and Beyond by Anne Field

Fleece Selection episode on SpinDoctor

Unicorn Power Scour

Wensleydale wool, Cormo

Flick carder

30" Schacht Reeves

Majacraft Rose

Schacht matchless

Robin Russo

Amy King/Spunky Eclectic

Abby Franquemont

Glee, French Kiss

Sara Lamb

 

Beth's amazing new book: The Spinner's Book of Fleece

 

You can find Beth on Ravelry here, on Twitter here, and you can find her teaching schedule here

Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Beth_Smith.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04am PST

Food Pyramid of Knitting - Episode 301 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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What makes Abstract Fiber's sock yarns stand out from the rest?  Our brilliant colors don't bleed. Our skeins rarely have knots. Our yarns are beautifully constructed to minimize splitting and show off stitch patterns. Our colors are designed to minimize pooling and striping. Check out Abstract Fiber's outstanding sock yarns at AbstractFiber.com

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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.

Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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 the first sleeve of the Water's Edge and is working on the second one #matchymatchyKAL. There is discussion about buttons, and Genevieve's Mini Water's Edge.

We are doing #projectSweaterChest with Susan B. Anderson, and #FitFlatterFeelWonderfulKAL with Susan B. Anderson and the Knit Girllls.

 

Jasmin is working on the Hocus Pocus socks from Mint Rain for #operationsockdrawer. Also the Knit Girllls are having a Halloween Craft Along that you could double dip.

 

Gigi has bound off the Asterope, and she is planning to cast on a Sivia Harding design from Book of Cowls out of Bijou Basin, Himalayan Trail Yarn.

 

Gigi has finished the vanilla socks in the animal print pattern and has cast on tubesocks for Genevieve. She has also finished the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I, out of Wildfoote, and started the Linaria Bipartita, and she is knitting on Mystik Spiral socks, she has one pair out of Regia Mini Ringel, one out of Opal Van Gogh, Ocean Depth out of Mint Rain.

 

Jasmin is knitting on her #CountDownToOutlander, #KiltMeKnowKAL socks in the Outlander colorway from Voolenvine, in the Lush base

 

Gigi has balled up her "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh for a pair of socks, put it in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective, and is looking for a sock pattern to knit it out of.

 

Loose Ends:(13:27)

 

Jasmin talks about our Dreadfully Delayed Interview Series: Franklin Habit, Maggie Jackson, Jane Patrick and Barry Schacht, Jean Frost, Sandi Rosner. Ten more to come.

 

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We are still doing the Knitmore-A-long labels printed and provided by Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Events:(16:54)

 

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

 

Contest:(19:57)

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!), a skein of sock yarn in the "Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh.

 

Winners this week are:

 

Himalayan Trail by Bijou Basin is going to

 

Wilfulmina, Kristiesharp and AndeeKF.

 

A skein of sock yarn in the colorway "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh goes to KeeponKnitting

 

Gourmet Stash sent more prizes for the #CountDownToOutlander 

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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Winner of the Dizzy Blonde Studios yarn: VickiBrown

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:43)

 

This week Gigi talks about having an effective closet.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(30:01)

 

Gigi managed to knit her Dianthus superbus socks on different size needles. One sock is too tight to fit comfortably. And, she cast on for the Linaria Bipartita out of Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, and turned he cuff inside out.

 

Review:(32:50)

 

This week we are reviewing Brioche Chic, by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark

 

Straw Into Gold:(42:16)

 

Jasmin plied the last little bit of singles that were left from her SPAKAL project

 

Gigi did a bit of spinning but needs to see her wheel so she can remember to spin 15 minutes a day.

 

We mention how much we like the Knit Girllls'  Stash Dash.

 

Jasmin is tasting tribbles from Gourmet Stash.

 

And Sew On:(45:09)

 

Gigi has been sewing on the Nemesis dress for Melanie from the Savvy Girls.

 

Jasmin and Gigi have been sewing up a storm of project bags. You can find the tutorial here.

 

We mention bags by Erin Lane and the Fat Squirrel Speaks, Omnigrid rulers. Jasmin waxes rhapsodic about her Singer Featherweight sewing machine.

Direct download: Episode_301.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:03pm PST

For Better or for Wool - Episode 300 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.

Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.

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If you haven't seen the new Megan Pouchlet by Namaste you'll want to!  This handy morsel of goodness is larger than a Jemma Pouch and smaller than a Devin Wristlet, so the size is really ideal.  It's got a wristlet strap and is perfect for storing keys, credit cards, notions, or other small items.  When you wanna grab and go, grab for your Megan Pouchlet.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.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!

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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring the new Opal Sweet and Spicy 2 collection, as well as restocks of all the colors of the Hundertwasser collection.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com .

 


On The Needles:(0:40)

 

Jasmin is working on #projectsweaterchest #SPAKAL2014, the Harvest sweater. Jasmin managed to conquer the armhole pooch. She is using a load of Clover Locking Ring Markers

 and from toplittlerock and christianery on ebay. She mentions Chic patterns. Gigi mentions Frankin Habit.

 

Gigi is starting loads of Mystik Spiral socks, she has one pair out of Regia Mini Ringel, one out of Opal Van Gogh, Ocean Depth out of Mint Rain.

 

Jasmin mentions her Hocus Pocus socks from Mint Rain, her Outlander socks, Happy Howloween socks in the Beefcake base from Lollipop Yarns, for #operationsockdrawer.

She asks how our listeners want to see pictures of the prizes.

 

Gigi is loving her animal print socks.

 

Jasmin talks about the Fit, Flatter, Feel Good KAL [#FFFWKAL] in conjunction with #operationsweaterchest.

 

She is gushing about her Breezy Cardigan, and mentions Marly Bird's Curvy Knits  Craftsy Class. Jasmin also recommends Elizabeth Doherty's very polished patterns #FFFWKAL.

 

Loose Ends:(19:50)

 

Jasmin talks about our Dreadfully Dealayed Interview Series: Franklin Habit, Maggie Jackson, Jane Patrick and Barry Schacht, Jean Frost, Sandi Rosner. Ten more to come.

 

We mention the interview with Galina.

 

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We are still doing the Knitmore-Along labels printed and provided by Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Events:(23:33)

 

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

 

We talk about our Swift and Ballwinder tasting at Purlescence.

 

The top swifts that were tasted were:

the Mama Bear table top swift, 

the Ultra Umbrella Swift with counter by Schacht,

 

Jasmin also mentions her beautiful Bluster Bay swift.

 

And the top ball winders were:

Strauch 

Nancy's Knit Knacks

 

Contest:(42:21)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Next prize is a  skein of sockyarn by Dizzy Blonde Studios.

 

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We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!), a skein of sock yarn in the "Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and yarn and fiber from Gourmet Stash.

 

Mother Knows Best:(44:54)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

starting a podcast.

 

Jasmin recommends Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, and 2Knit Lit Chicks


When Knitting Attacks:(1:02:49)

 

Gigi bemoans the fact that she has mangled a pair of Sock Rockets.

 

Purloined:(1:04:26)

 

This week we are purloining "Road Trip" by the Commuter Knitter

 

We went to Stitch Sewing Lab in Berkeley.

 

We met Jacquie Grant from New Zealand of the New Zealand Auto Knitter Sock Knitting Machines. Here are her fantastic Vimeo tutorials.

 

Review:(1:12:32)

 

This week we review The Fall 2014 Brooklyn Tweed Collectio

 

(Some of these would be amazing for the #kiltmeknowKAL

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:23:32)

 

While Gigi set up the Victoria to spin, her Julia got repaired. She managed to get attacked by her spinning before she found her stride again.

 

And Sew On:(1:27:10)

 

Gigi is still working on the dress for Genevieve Simplicity 2265, but thinks that the Nemesis dress for Melanie from the Savvy Girls should get finished soonest.

 

Thank You:(1:29:34)

 

Thank you all! Also, if you purchase things from our sponsors, please let them know that you heard from them on our podcast.

 

Direct download: Episode_300.mp3
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Director's Cut - Jean Frost - The Knitmore Girls

This Director's Cut is brought to you without commercial interruption by “Custom Knit Jackets”  This is three books in one: a tutorial on custom fitting, a collection of 12 jackets in 10 sizes, and details to add professional finish to collars, pockets, and lining.  Recognized master of handknit jackets demystifies fit.

 


The House that Jack Built (referenced at the beginning)

Jean Frost Jackets

Jean's other books (Stitches for Tailored Knits, Custom Knit Jackets: Casual to Couture)

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Lit like Vegas - Episode 299 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.

Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.

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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:(0:34)

 

Gigi has a finished object: she used leftover  Witchy Woman by Lollipop Yarn, to knit tube socks for Genevieve. Jasmin is working on the Barberry Cardigan out of Abstract Fiber Rothko, for #matchymatchyKAL

 

Jasmin is gushing about the Celestarium, that she wants to knit out of Gourmet Stash yarn. Leslie from the Knit Girlls told her to go ahead.

 

She also is blaming the Mint Rain sock yarn for her staying up to late and knitting.

 

Gigi is working on the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I,

 

Jasmin is working on a sock for her #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL out of the Outlander colorway from Voolenvine in the Lush base, in the Fraser Tartan project bag from Caithness Craft Collective.

 

She is knitting on stripey socks in the Halloween colorway Hocus Pocus from Mint Rain,

socks in Hannukah Stripes by Quere Fiber., with her "Dark Tardis" colorway for the toe and heel. There is progress on the Planum socks out of Biscotte &amp; Cie.

 

Gigi has finished the Schnozberry socks, and  has cast on Vanilla socks out of Fortissima Socka in an animal print. She is also working on Mystik Spiral Socks in Ocean Depth from Mint Rain.

 

Jasmin has been working on the SPAKAL cardigan again, and  she has modified the armhole increases.

 

We mentions that Marly Bird has a Craftsy class that includes making duct tape busts [50% off discount through that link, courtesy of the lovely Marly]. Jasmin talks about the Fit, Flatter and Feel Good Knit-Along.

 

Suggested books:

 

Little Red in the City, by Ysolda Teague

Knit to Flatter, by Amy Herzog

The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, by Ann Budd

 

Events:(23:07)

 

- Saturday, September 20th, we are  hosting a Swift Tasting at Purlescence

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:02)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

blocking sweaters. Jasmin mentions the OXO Folding Sweater Dryer, SOAK Wool Wash, Blocking Wires, the Scunci SteamerArianne by Chic Knits, Blocking Squares by CocoKnits, and Stainless Steel T Pins.

 

Contest:(38:18)

 

This weeks winner is 3trees.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Next prize is a  skein of sockyarn by Dizzy Blonde Studios.

 

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We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)... AND, a new prize has come in last week:

 

A skein of sock yarn in the colorway "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh

 

 

When Knitting Attacks:(42:46)

 

Jasmin has been attacked by her Cointreau cowl, by Thea Coleman out of Himalayan Trails by Bijou Basin. 

 

She found a new pattern by Purl Soho [Structured Alpaca Cowl] on the #SoakWashChallenge. She is going to knit the Cointreau out of Lisa Souza's cashmere in squashblossom.

 

Dream in color sent us some Everlasting yarn, that looks like abalone. Gigi had suggested that Jasmin knit the yarn in the Blueberry Waffle pattern, but it didn't show, ripped. Jasmin finished her barberpole hopper socks.

 

Purloined:(49:16)

 

This week we are purloining from either Commuter Knitter or Down Cellar Studio

 

Review:(58:44)

 

This week we review Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, by Gretchen Hirsch

 

We also mention Gertie Sews Vintage Casual


And Sew On:(1:14:37)

 

Gigi sewed the name tag into Genevieve's dress using a catch stitch. She also sewed the flower and put elastic into the panties. She still needs to sew button holes. Simplicity 2265

 

Jasmin talks about the Featherweight that got tuned up at Ray's. Jasmin gushes about Amy Beth's ( The Fat Squirrel Speaks) project bags and the Erin Lane Bags.

Direct download: Episode_299.mp3
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Director's Cut - Sandi Rosner - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

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Not Just Socks for kids

Rosemary Hill's Brandywine Shawl, 7 Small Shawls

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Sweater Design in Plain English

Deborah Newton's Designing Knitwear

 

 

Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Sandi_Rosner.mp3
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Crazy is a Good Color on Us - Episode 298 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.

 

Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.

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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring the new Regia Pop Art and Denim.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 

On The Needles:(0:33)

 

We remind our listeners of the three interviews that we just put up recently: Franklin Habit, Maggie Jackson, and Jane Patrick and Barry Schacht. More interviews will be pushed live on sundays.

 

Jasmin has a lot of socks on the needles, she is thrilled with the Hannukah Stripes by Quere Fiber.

Correction: We mispronounced the name of the lovely Fiber Dyer Mint Rain, who sent us lovely yarn for #operationsockdrawer.

 

Jasmin is knitting socks in the colorway Hocus Pocus, by Mint Rain, and Gigi has cast on socks in Ocean Depths, also by Mint Rain. We wound them up into Wickelknäuel, which look like everlasting Gobstoppers, to make their good looks shine even more. Directions for this technique can be found on Susan B. Anderson's website.

 

Jasmin worked on her  socks from Cephalopod yarns out of the Barberpole Hopper colorway  

and she is knitting "Frozen" socks for Genevieve (Claire Devine's Planum pattern out of Biscotte &amp;Cie).

 

Gigi has finished a pair of tube socks for Genevieve out of Fluormania #operationsockdrawer, #matchynatchyKAL. She also purloined the Blueberry Waffle pattern (free on Ravelry), from Dr Gemma, and is knitting the socks out of Austermann Step.

 

Jasmin is working on her Harvest cardigan, the SPAKAL sweater.

 

We are talking about Susan B. Anderson's idea of #projectsweaterchest. Jasmin has gone around the bend.  We are going to launch a long term knit-along project, to knit ten or twelve sweaters. Jasmin has been talking to Leslie of the Knit Girllls, planning this project. More details on this craziness next week.We will launch this September 21.

 

Jasmin talks about Sock Architecture by Lara Neel, which we reviewed last week, and she wants to knit her way through the book, using Regia.

 

Gigi has finished knitting the lace of the Asterope, and only needs to do the crochet bind-off. She also has cast on a pair of tube socks for Genevieve. Cuffs out of Heritage 150, body out of Witchy Woman by Lollipop Yarn.

 

Events:(18:15)

 

- September 20 from 2pm-6pm: We are hosting a Swift tasting at Purlescence

 

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

 

Also we talked about Homecrafts at the Monterey County Fair.

 

We were very happy to see Carolina Homespun's booth at the Monterey Wool Auction.

Jasmin mentions observing Judith MacKenzie McCuin judging fleece, and Anatomical Erin entering knitting at a show.

 

Contest:(28:32)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Next weeks prize is a copy of Sock Architecture

 

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We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)... AND, a new prize has come in this week:

 

A skein of sock yarn in the colorway "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:53)

 

We are talking about making mistakes being opportunities for learning.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:05)

 

Jasmin's Harvest Cardigan is suffering form armhole pooch.

 

Gigi's messed up the toe of her Schnozberry socks, out of Neon Now. She managed to knit too many stitches on waste yarn for the afterthought heel for the Gooseberry Waffle socks. We mention the TwinSet Designs podcast.

 

Jasmin worked on a pair of socks from Cephalopod yarns out of the Barberpole Hopper colorway (#operationsockdrawer), but forgot to take her waste yarn with her and had to improvise.

 

Gigi had blocked the Rocky Coast cardigan, and discovered that a straight up and down sweater doesn't really fit her. Next time she will build in increases, to accommodate her shape.

 

She was working on the Witchy Woman tube socks and managed to create some more ends to weave in, needlessly.

 

Also, she cast on the Ocean Depths colorway from Mint Rain Yarns, with a Sock Architecture pattern. The stripey yarn wanted an plain pattern.

 

Purloined:(51:17)

 

This week we are purloining Chai from the Knit Knit Cafe podcast, hosted by the lovely Abby.

 

Clothes on Shows:(53:03)

 

We talk about Outlander. We love watching it, and then re-watching it with the commentary by Ronald Moore.  There is a scene of wool waulking.

 

Gigi mentions Sam Heughan and the Heughligans, and Terry Dresbach (the costume designer) and proposes "Dresbachanalian" as a term for her fans.

 

Review:(57:05)

 

This week we review Beastly Crochet by Brenda K.B. Anderson

 

We mention Halos of Hope

 

And Sew On:(1:05:18)

 

Gigi is still working on the dress for Genevieve, (Simplicity 2265) and finds the hand sewing soothing.  

 

She ran into a snag when it came to sewing in button holes. September is National Sewing Month.

Direct download: Episode_298.mp3
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Director's Cut - Jane Patrick and Barry Schacht - The Knitmore Girls

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This Director's Cut has been brought to you without commercial interruption by Abstract Fiber, the best place to buy the most beautiful yarns and fibers ever. (And, they're Schacht dealers!)

 

 

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Fantasy Fiber League - Episode 297 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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What makes Abstract Fiber's sock yarns stand out from the rest?  Our brilliant colors don't bleed. Our skeins rarely have knots. Our yarns are beautifully constructed to minimize splitting and show off stitch patterns. Our colors are designed to minimize pooling and striping. Check out Abstract Fiber's outstanding sock yarns at AbstractFiber.com

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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.

Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.

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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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

 

 

On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Gigi is working on the Asterope shawl and finds it challenging. Jasmin has not worked on her for the #SummerofLaceandBeads. Jasmin mentions the Frostflower shawl Gigi knitted.  Jasmin  thinks she should work on her Brandywine.

 

Gigi had planned to knit the Red Rock Canyon, but that hasn't happened yet. Jasmin had planned to knit the Bitterroot, and she wants to finish her #matchymatchyKAL projects.

 

Gigi is knitting the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL, and just figured put how long she wants the sleeves.

 

Jasmin is working on a sock for her #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL out of the Outlander colorway from Voolenvine in the Lush base, in the Fraser Tartan project bag from Caithness Craft Collective.

 

Not to be confused with the Je Suis Prest, from Ginger Twist Studio. (Which is also gorgeous.)

 

Gigi is also knitting onsocks out of Neon Now, in the Schnozberry colorway (her name, not the dyers). Jasmin has made excellent progress on her SPAKAL cardigan. the Harvest cardigan

 

Jasmin worked on a pair of socks from Cephalopod yarns out of the Barberpole Hopper colorway (#operationsockdrawer),  

 

Also, she finished the Breezy cardigan, blocked it, and enthuses about how much she likes SOAK, and using OXO Folding Sweater Dryer.

 

Events:(18:39)

 

We are hosting a Swift tasting at Purlescence on September 20 from 2pm-6pm

 

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

 

We had an amazing time at the Monterey Wool Auction, and we are excited about lots of thing, and we had great fair food. Fried artichoke hearts, ceviche, shrimp cocktail and funnel cakes.

 

We find that having the wool auction on a holiday weekend is not optimal, and we think that the wool auction would be better attended on a regular sunday. So Jasmin is writing a letter to suggest a more convenient day.  [Form letter and destination info will be available in episode 298 shownotes.]

 

We love Mendenhall fleeces. We dropped off our fleeces with Morro Fleece Works for processing.

 

Contest:(37:35)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile.

 

The prize for this weeks winner is an Oh for Feet's Sake bar, provided by the lovely Bar Maids.

 

The winner for this week is RedRaider

 

 PICTURE PENDING PERMISSION

 

 

Honorable mention Marywithani Schrödinger's Sockdrawer

 

PICTURE PENDING PERMISSION

 

More prizes have come in from Lisa SouzaMint Rain on Etsy, Bar Maids

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)

 

Jasmin is coveting a skein of Je Suis Prest, from Ginger Twist Studio.

 

Mother Knows Best:(42:41)

 

This week we talk about Blue Ribbons at fairs. Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie, and she would love to see Deb Robson and Beth Smith judge fleeces.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(49:09)

 

Gigi was attacked by her Gooseberry Waffle socks. Jasmin is working on her Harvest cardigan and having issues with the depth of the armhole.

 

Gigi started the Knit your Love Shawl from Martina Behm. She needed sharper needles and made a mistake somewhere..

 

Clothes on Shows:(54:04)

 

Project Runway has become very interesting. We have enthusiastically announced our support for #teamkini.

 

Review:(55:12)

 

This week we review Sock Architecture by Lara Neel. 

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:03:20)

 

Gigi iwas spinning with her broken spring, but will be spinning on the Victoria, until her wheel is fixed. She was spinning her neppy fleece, and Andrew had to listen to the intermittent whirr of the wheel, instead of the soothing purr of Jasmin's spinning.

Direct download: Episode_297.mp3
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Director's Cut- Maggie Jackson - The Knitmore Girls

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This director's cut is brought to you without commercial interruption by Abstract Fiber, the best place to buy the most beautiful yarn and fibers ever.

 

 

Things mentioned:

 

Maggie's Ireland

XRX

Northern Ireland fashion designers association

Flat, Square, and Triangular needles

 

Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Maggie_Jackson.mp3
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Schrödinger's Sweater Drawer - Episode 296 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.

Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.

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The newest innovation from the Namaste sisters is the Poppins bag.  This bag opens wide and is surprisingly spacious despite it's compact appearance.  Super cute design with magnetic top closures to allow you to knit out of your closed bag (and separate fibers if you wish) with no worries of snagging your precious fibers.  2 external zipper pockets and plenty more inside, including internal tool storage slots- this bag is awesome.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.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!

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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring the new Regia Pop Art and Denim.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com .

 


On The Needles:(0:38)

 

Jasmin  has finished her Breezy cardigan out of baby Cormo handspun. We are excited about Susan B. Andersons #ProjectSweaterChest, and mention her podcast. She mentions the White Lies Bedjacket.

 

Jasmin found new a new-to-her podcast: Knitting Butterflies

 

Gigi has a finished object: the Mostly Warmness Wristers #Behmalong, out of Schoppel-Wolle in Wunderkleck.

 

 Jasmin is working on a sock for her #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenow KAL out of the Outlander colorway from Voolenvine in the Lush base LINK, in the Fraser Tartan project bag from Caithness Craft Collective.

 

Gigi finished seaming the  Dr Watson . Jasmin is working on Hanukkah Stripe socks out of Quere Fibre. She is excited about the Dark Tardis yarn,  also from Quere Fibre.

 

 Jasmin enthuses about Martina Behm's club, and her lovely kits. Gigi put a lifeline into her Asterope, and finds it a challenging knit. She kitchenered the toe of a vanilla sock out of Neon Now, in the Schnozberry colorway (her name, not the dyers).

 

Gigi played yarn chicken with socks for Genevieve out of Fluormania.  She is excited about knitting the blueberry waffle socks.  Jasmin is working on a pair of socks from Cephalopod yarns out of the Barberpole Hopper colorway (#operationsockdrawer), and the yarn grew on her as she was knitting. Cephalopod Story

 

Jasmin started knitting her SPAKAL sweater.

 

Loose Ends:(21:10)

 

Labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Jasmin announces the interview with Franklin Habit.

 

You can find Franklin's blog here, Franklin on Twitter, Dolores on Twitter, Harry on Twitter, and Franklin's teaching calendar here.

 

There will be more interviews with other fascinating knitting celebrities, released on Sundays.

 

Start searching for your theme for 2015.

 

Jasmin mentions the tartan project bag she ordered from Caithness Craft Collective's etsy strore

 

Events:(28:13)

 

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

 

Jasmin talks about Shari from Morro Fleece Works.

 

Contest:(31:06)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile.

 

The prize for next weeks winner is an Oh for Feet's Sake bar, provided by the lovely Bar Maids.

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

 

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)

 

Jasmin is coveting a skein of Je Suis Prest, from Ginger Twist Studio.


Mother Knows Best:(33:59)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

using a Mini Niddi-Noddy from Carolina Homespun. Jasmin mentions Learn to Spin (CORRECTION, book is called Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning), by Judith MacKenzie.

 

She touches on SOAK.  She got heckled for a small swatch by Marly Bird

 

She mentions The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinningby Alden Amos. She recommends taking classes with Jacey Boggs  (find her book here)

 

When Knitting Attacks:(40:03)

 

Jasmin mentions the Gramps cardigan and Yowza what a Skein in Cathrine, by Miss Babs.

Gigi' spinning was Rumplestilzkined, and now spring of her spinning wheel needs to be replaced.

 

She sewed the straps of Genevieve's dress into the topstitching.

 

Clothes on Shows:(46:04)

 

We listened to Ron Moore's podcast with his commentary on the Outlander series. We really enjoyed the input from Terry Dresbach, who is the costume designer for this show. She has a blog where she talks about her work on Outlander.

 

Review:(53:01)

 

This week we review Baby Knits from Around the World, by Kari Cornell

 

Jasmin recommends Baby Knits from Around the World by Ann Budd as a companion piece.

 

Jasmin recommends the Erin Lane Extra Large Self Locking Drawstring bag

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:02:36)

 

Gigi has been spinning on her SPAKAL project, and she put her spinning on plastic bobbins.

 

Jasmin has started her knitting her SPAKAL 2014 project, the Harvest cardigan, that she stores in her Erin Lane bag.

 

And Sew On:(1:06:44)

 

Jasmin set up her sewing machine that she had serviced by Ray's sewing. She mentions the Fat Squirrel Speaks.

 

Gigi is working on a summer dress (Simplicity 2265) for Genevieve out of  tutti frutti fabric.

 

She is thrilled to have found her Boston Revolver (CORRECTION: Brooklyn Revolver) for cutting and pressing.

Direct download: Episode_296.mp3
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Director's Cut- Franklin Habit (2014) - The Knitmore Girls

This director's cut is brought to you without commercial interruption by:

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This Director’s Cut is sponsored exclusively by Sheepspot, an artisinal yarn company offering sustainably-produced, breed-specific, hand-dyed yarns and fibers.

Most of Sheepspot’s products start with wool from small purebred flocks in Canada or the US. Many are made from fleeces we pick by hand. We get to know the shepherds and their flocks, and we pay a fair price for the wool. Then we have our fiber gently processed by mills right here in North America, using as few chemicals as possible.

We love supporting small-scale, sustainable agriculture and local mills. We love knowing that the sheep who grow our wool lead good lives. And we love giving the fiber-obsessed the option to buy beautiful yarns and fibers that they can feel great about working with.

If you’re craving sustainable stash from happy sheep, you can learn more at sheepspot.com. Sheepspot: the natural spot for gathering wool.

 

 

 

Things mentioned:

 

A verb for keeping warm

1000 knitter's project

It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons

Yarnover (in Minneapolis)

 

Franklin's patterns can be found here.

 

You can find Franklin's blog here, Franklin on Twitter, Dolores on Twitter, Harry on Twitter, and Franklin's teaching calendar here.

Direct download: Directors_Cut-_Franklin_Habit.mp3
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Dearly Beloved - Episode 295 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.

 

Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.

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The newest innovation from the Namaste sisters is the Poppins bag.  This bag opens wide and is surprisingly spacious despite it's compact appearance.  Super cute design with magnetic top closures to allow you to knit out of your closed bag (and separate fibers if you wish) with no worries of snagging your precious fibers.  2 external zipper pockets and plenty more inside, including internal tool storage slots- this bag is awesome.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.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:(0:38)

 

 Jasmin will be airing interviews with knitting rockstars on Sundays. She has been knitting on her Breezy cardigan. She loves her sweater size Erin Lane bag.

 

Gigi is bemoaning the amount of stitches each row of the peplum of her Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko take. Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL for Genevieve.

 

Jasmin is knitting the Barberry Cardigan for her #matchymatchyKAL out of Calder and Rothko. Gigi is working on a pair of neon tube socks for Genevieve.

 

Jasmin mentions the Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast. Gigi is working on a pair of Vanilla socks in Neon Now.  She is also knitting on the the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I, she blocked her Sothia

 

Jasmin enthuses about Franklin Habit's classes.

 

Loose Ends:(16:32)

 

Labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Summer of Lace and Beads is ongoing.

 

A number of podcasts have a new podcast feed. Jasmin mentions

 

2 Knit Lit Chicks

Stitch Sisters

Knitty Ginger

Stitches, Stews and Stylish Hues

 

Stitch Party

The Fearless Knitter

Canary Knits

The Knit Girllls 

Geeky Girls Knit

 

CC from the Geeky Girls Knits explains how to update RSS feeds in iTunes here.

 

Events:(19:53)

 

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest , at the Santa Clara Convention Center

 

Jasmin talks about Sherri from Morro Fleece Works.

 

Contest:(24:59)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer

have your ravelry name on your instagram profile.

 

This weeks winner  is Wurster-weight , she won a skein of Abstract Fiber's Supersock in the Knitmore colorway.

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristen from YarnGasm.

 

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)

 

Jasmin is knitting the Cointreau cowl and Gigi is knitting the Wild Iris from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:22)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

dog hair sticking to socks.

 

Jasmin likes the Mars Comb, and the rake, we use  3M Lint Roller but really like the Red velvet lint brushes. Gigi likes Ostrich feather dusters, Jasmin prefers Diaper Rags.


When Knitting Attacks:(37:40)

 

Gigi was attacked by the preemie hat she was trying to knit. Jasmin was attacked by her SPAKAL yarn, and managed to temporarily lose her wedding band. 

 

Review:(42:49)

 

This week we review Knitting Outside the Swatch, by Kristin Omdahl

 

Jasmin mentions the Knit Girllls, and Nicky Epstein. Jasmin mentions One Skein Wonders Books.

 

Straw Into Gold:(49:12)

 

Jasmin has conceptual spinning, she is figuring out how to get a four ply yarn out of three bobbins of yarn.

 

Gigi is spinning for her SPAKAL project. Her technique seems to be improving a bit.

 

And Sew On:(52:24)

 

Gigi is working on a summer dress  for Genevieve out of  tutti frutti fabric. Also, there are plans to sew the Elsa dress Simplicity S0733 from Frozen for Genevieve.

 

Jasmin talks about Genevieve wearing an Olivia costume for Halloween.

 

Direct download: Episode_295.mp3
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Wealth of Experience - Episode 294 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.

Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.

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If you haven't seen the new Megan Pouchlet by Namaste you'll want to!  This handy morsel of goodness is larger than a Jemma Pouch and smaller than a Devin Wristlet, so the size is really ideal.  It's got a wristlet strap and is perfect for storing keys, credit cards, notions, or other small items.  When you wanna grab and go, grab for your Megan Pouchlet.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.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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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring the new Regia Pop Art and Denim.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 

 

On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Jasmin declares that she has won Stash-Dash with all kinds of stuff, and a total of 7022 meters.  And we go on about how awesome The Knit Girllls are.

 

Gigi thinks Stash Dash should not last all summer, because then there would be no time for The Summer of Lace and Beads. 

 

Jasmin finished the Colorblock pullover for Genevieve. She mentions Alana Dakos and her podcast Never Not Knitting, and talks about how to get a toddler involved in knitting.

 

Gigi finished knitting the  Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL for Genevieve, and is working on her own Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko.

 

Jasmin is working on the Breezy cardigan. Gigi finished the Indie Burghe socks out of Regia Fluormania, and we mention the new sock patterns by Charles D. Gandy.

 

Gigi has blocked the Victorian Girls Coat, out of Venezia, she blocked her second Hitchhiker out of Schoppel-Wolle in Wunderklecks #behmalong. Also blocked: Rocky Coast Cardigan (misattributed as Gnarled Oak) cardigan, out of Cascade Ecological Wool.

 

Jasmin cast on Hanukkah Stripe socks out of Quere Fibre.

 

Gigi turned heels and knitted gussets on the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I , and she cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Neon Now .

 

The Dr Watson sweater is one seam away from being done.

 

Also #summeroflaceandbeads, Gigi put another row on her Asterope

 

Loose Ends:(20:27)

 

Labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Summer of Lace and Beads is ongoing

 

Events:(22:18)

 

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest , at the Santa Clara Convention Center

 

Contest:(25:22)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer

have your ravelry name on your instagram profile.

 

The prize for next weeks winner is a skein of Abstract Fiber's Supersock in the Knitmore colorway.

 

We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

 

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristen from YarnGasm.

 

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)

 

Jasmin mentions the tartan project bag she ordered from Caithness Craft Collective's etsy strore

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:38)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

how to set up a good yarn pantry.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(43:54)

 

Gigi was attacked by unraveling stitches, because she hadn't cut of the end of her Victorian Girl's Coat, and on the sleeves of the Petra out of Dream in Color, in the colorway Purple Rain.

 

Jasmin was attacked by a sock.

 

Purloined:(49:29)

 

This week we are purloining The Tasting room from the Knit Girllls. And we are intrigued by the

 The Every Last Yard sweater,  that is knitted from the top down, until you run out of yarn.

 

Jasmin mentions Miriam Felton's book Twist &amp; Knit

 

We like that Julie Weisenberger of cocoknits lets people try on garments at shows. Also, Jasmin recommends Downcast.


Review:(54:21)

 

This week we review Stashbot, by Hannah Fettig 

 

Jasmin mentions Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf

 

Straw Into Gold:(59:50)

 

Jasmin finished plying her SPAKAL yarn. She talks about using up the last bits of handspun and what to use it for.  She mentions Schacht 6" Plastic bobbins, Schacht Electric Bobbin Winder, Swedish Bobbin Winder.

 

Gigi has spun a little bit more for her SPAKAL.

Direct download: Episode_294.mp3
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User Error- Episode 293 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has two finished objects: She has blocked her Featherweight cardi and her  Rocky Coast cardigan, missattributed as Gnarled Oak cardigan. She also set in the sleeves of the Dr Watson sweater and steamed the seams.

Jasmin is almost finished with the Dr Who, Vincent and the Doctor socks out of Quere Fibre. Gigi has been working on the Dianthus Superbus socks from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, vol I.

Jasmin cast on a pair of socks from Cephalopod yarns out of the Barberpole Hopper colorway (#operationsockdrawer), and the yarn grew on her as she was knitting. Cephalopod Story

Gigi is knitting the Mini Water's Edge for Genevieve out of Abstract Fiber Calder #matchymatchyKAL. She has finished the body. She is also knitting the adult version, the Water's Edge for herself out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko.

Jasmin touches on the podcast by Hannah Fettig and Pam Allen (Knit.fm). We also mention Alana Dakos' podcast Never Not Knitting.

We mention the audio version of Outlander. Jasmin has cast on on the Cointreau cowl, by Thea Coleman out of Himalayan Trails by Bijou Basin, and she mentions the #countdowntooutlander #kiltmenowKAL.

Loose Ends:(16:27)

Labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

- Summer of Lace and Beads is ongoing

Jasmin mentions Stash Dash.

Gigi talks about the Warsaw based artist Ne Spoon.

Events:(19:54)

- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest , at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Directors Cut on how to pick a fleece.

Contest:(21:45)

Contest winners will be chosen picked  on originality and general delightfulness

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants need to post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer

have their ravelry name on your instagram profile.

Winner for #operationsockdrawer this week is Patty B. who won a skein of Abstract Fiber Temptation in the colorway Knitmore.

Winning picture: POST

Contest #countdowntooutlander  #kiltmenowKal, sponsored by Bijou Basin. This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

Three skeins of Himalayan Trail from Bijou Basin Ranch are prizes.

This is an instagram contest. Participants need to label entries with #countdowntooutlander #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged. Prizes will be awarded at the mid season break and at the end of season 1 of Outlander.

Mother Knows Best:(26:24)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

how we picked our spinning wheels.

We mention the Matchless, (Jasmin told the story of how she started spinning on Cast On), bought an Ashford Traveler, upgraded to the Matchless, got a Louet Victoria, a Schacht Reeves, a Hanson Mini Spinner, the Ladybug, the Louet Julia. and the Sidekick.

Jasmin sings the praises of Schacht customer service.

When Knitting Attacks:(39:49)

Gigi was attacked by the Indie Burgh socks that she was knitting out of Regia Fluormania. Jasmin's Cointreau cowl attacked her.

Purloined:(42:28)

This week we are purloining "Brewing" from the KnitKnit Cafe podcast.

Gigi wants to find a pattern that does the lovely Bijou Basin Yarn justice. She thinks she will knit a pattern from Sivia Hardings Book of Cowls.

Review:(47:02)

This week we review Fiona's Flame, by Rachael Herron

Straw Into Gold:(56:29)

Gigi is not impressed with her performance on Tour de Fleece. Jasmin did very well and spun all the fiber, and has started plying, and her swatch looks marvelous. She used a niddy noddy, the"maggie" mini, available here

Jasmin mentions the Manduka Yoga pillow.

And Sew On:(1:01:57)

Gigi worked some more on the Nemesis dress, and cut out a dress for Genevieve. She talks about tutti frutti fabric.

Direct download: Episode_293.mp3
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Public Service Announcements - Episode 292 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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(7/31)

Bar-Maids was featured in an article by Hallmark (yes the greeting card company) along with Sephora, Wells-Fargo and a few others.  They want you to know that they owe it all to our Advocates!  Read about it here.

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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!

Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!

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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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring the new Regia Pop Art and Denim.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 

 

On The Needles:(0:31)

 

Jasmin has knit one row on the Planum socks out of Biscotte &amp; Cie #operationsockdrawer she is knitting for Genevieve. She mentions CC of the Geeky Girls Knit videocast.

 

Gigi is knitting the Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder for Genevieve #matchymatchyKAL. Jasmin mentions a jacket on the cover of Jean Frost Knits [CORRECTION: Sculptured Knits]. Also Gigi reminisces about the Einstein Coat. Jasmin quotes Rick Mondragon.

 

Gigi is working on the Indie Burgh socks, and the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, Vol.I For the #SummerofBeadsandLace, Gigi has knit two rows on the Asterope shawl out of Kraemer yarn.

 

Gigi has started knitting on the Super Love Baby hat, out of Heritage by Cascade Yarns for the Head to Toe Project.  Also, Gigi has blocked the Spiral Petal Shawl from Oat Couture, out of some mysterious, unlabeled mohair.

 

For #countdowntooutlander #kiltmeknowKAL Jasmin got some ChiaGoo needles to cast on the Cointreau cowl out of Bijour Basins Himalayan Trail. Jasmin mentions Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristen from YarnGasm.

 

 

Loose Ends:( 13:10)

 

Labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

- Summer of Lace and Beads is ongoing

- Tin Can knits has published the Gramps pattern in extended sizes.

 

Events:(16:38)

 

- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

- October 4-5, Lambtown

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest , at the Santa Clara Convention Center 

 

Directors Cut on how to pick a fleece.

 

 

Contest:(18:35)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants need to post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer

have their  ravelry name on your instagram profile.

 

 We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged. This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristen from YarnGasm.

 

Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)

 

Mother Knows Best:(20:59)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

how to knit in the summer time.

 

Gigi mentions the Featherweight cardigan.

 

Purloined:(29:18)

 

This week we are purloining The Knotty Girls and their procrastyknitting, and Shenanigans from the Fat Squirrel Speaks.

 

Review:(34:04)

 

This week we review Cozy Knits, by Tanis Gray

 

Jasmin mentions the Windfall blanket.

 

Tour de Fleece:(41:53)

 

Jasmin enthuses about the SPAKAL. Jasmin spun a Targhee cross that had been prepared by Sherri of Morro Fleece Works.

 

She is planning to knit the Harvest cardigan. She goes on about how much she loves her Matchless spinning wheel. Also, she ruminates about knitting the Ribbi Cardi.

 

Gigi doesn't have much to brag about.

 

And Sew On:(51:02)

 

Gigi hemmed a pair of ridiculous boxer shorts for Sam. We have cut out a dress for Genevieve, Simplicity 2265. Gigi needs to finish the Nemesis dress, before she starts sewing something else.

Direct download: Episode_292.mp3
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A Prickle of Hedgehogs - Episode 291 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Abstract Fiber's got a new luxe club! May through August, we'll send you one or two skeins of luxury yarns. Sock to lace weights, some in new colors, and some new yarns. Don't you deserve a special treat every month? 

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Clean, Moisturize, Protect. These are the three commandments of basic skin care. Once in a while, one gets broken but no need to beat yourself up. We all try to ensure that we're as beautiful on the outside as we are on the inside, and to help you moisturize and achieve the results you are looking for, we offer Face Pudding - and five different types.  All are deeply hydrating and safe and each one provides the kind of results you'd expect from us.  With five types how do you choose the best one for your skin type? We got this covered! We’ve created the Tutorial of Face Pudding.

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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!

Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!

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 has been working on the Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko, and on the Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL

 

Jasmin finished socks out of Biscotte &amp; Cie #operationsockdrawer and still plans to win Stash Dash .

 

Gigi finished her Neon Now vanilla socks and cast on tubesocks out of the leftover for Genevieve.

Also, she is working on the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I .

 

Jasmin announces another Knit-Along: We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged. This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristen from YarnGasm.

 

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)

 

Loose Ends:(10:41)

 

Labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Summer of Lace and Beads is ongoing

 

Events:(11:15)

 

- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest , at the Santa Clara Convention Center 

 

Contest:(12:09)

 

 

 

Britishbeaknits is the winner of this episodes prize, a skein of Simply socks Poste Yarn in the Colorway Nile: 

 

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The next prize is a skein of Abstract Fiber  Temptation in the Knitmore colorway

 

Jasmin explains parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants need to post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer and have their ravelry username on their instagram profile.

 

Mother Knows Best:(13:49)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

time management. Jasmin mentions Natalie from Mastering the Knits podcast

 

When Knitting Attacks:(29:17)

 

Gigi is repeatedly attacked by the Dr Watson sweater. We mention Sivia Harding and her amazing moebius creations.

 

Purloined:(31:41)

 

We are re-purloining a  sock knitting technique from Twin Set Designs Jan and Ellen.

 

Review:(35:23)

 

This week we review Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit, by Mary Scott Huff. Jasmin suggests these hats for Halos of Hope.

 

Tour de Fleece:(45:59)

 

Jasmin has spun a total of 575 grams of her fleece, of the 800 g she is planning to spin. She is planning to set up a spead sheet and a chart for keeping track of her progress next year. She is also planning to knit a small harvest cardigan for Genevieve. She is hoping to double dip her plying for Stash Dash. 

 

Gigi has only spun a measly 150 g. The fiber came from a brown sheep.

Direct download: Episode_291.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:29pm PST

Ribbit ribbit - Episode 290 - The Knitmore Girls
Direct download: Episode_290.mp3
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Vanilla Schmanilla - Episode 289 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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Abstract Fiber's got a new luxe club! May through August, we'll send you one or two skeins of luxury yarns. Sock to lace weights, some in new colors, and some new yarns. Don't you deserve a special treat every month?

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The Lo-Lo Bar handmade with love was born flat and placed in a can. Users either pop the bar out and apply it head-to-toe or smash the bar into the recyclable container applying the oils and butters with fingertips.  Either way, hydrated soft skin is the result. But now the bar has been raised. Standing tall in a clear tube at 5 inches and weighing a full 2 ounces, Bar-Maids introduces the Lo-Lo Twist. Though popping and smashing are not options with the Twist, it is ideal if you want absolute precision (engineers and quilters take note) in application and is especially helpful if needing an extension while reaching for far away places like ankles (funny how bending and stretching at some point becomes a challenge). Just plain convenient and available in the (current) top 6 scents. Bar-Maids invites you to do the Twist!

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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!

Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!

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:(0:36)

 

Gigi has finished the  Loasa Lateritia from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Volume I, Gigi and Jasmin enthuse about the Stash Dash, hosted by the Knit Girllls.

 

Also, Jasmin is very happy with Downcast.  She mentions competing with Maria from Subway Knits and MrsShoo from the In A Sknit podcast.

 

Gigi blocked the  Dr Watson sweater. the Leftie and the Gingko Crescent and the nieces Gingko Shoulderette. There is conversation about where to find a good place to leave the blocking to set. Jasmin mentions Cocoknits blocking boards. Gigi mentions the Quilters Design Wall.

 

Jasmin has made progress on her Vincent and the Doctor from Quere Fibers. Jasmin mentions Isabelle from the Fluffy Fibers Podcast. She is knitting socks out of Biscotte &amp; Cie in the Gazania colorway. Also a pair of socks Poste self-striping yarn in Ibiza.

 

Gigi has put a few stitches on her Mostly Warmness Wristers #behmalong, and  also a few rows onto the Water's Edge #matchymatchykal.

 

Loose Ends:(12:05)

 

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Our intern, Rina Rose has published a pattern.

 

Events:(12:49)

 

- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

 

Jasmin mentions our Directors Cut on how to pick a fleece.

 

Contest:(13:24)

 

 Winners for #operationsockdrawer this week are

 

 

Craftymumma for the whosiest sock

and cado2309 for loneliest sock

 

Prizes generously donated by C.C. Almon

 

Upcoming prize: Simply Socks Yarn Company Poste Yarn in the Blue Nile colorway.

 

Jasmin explains parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants need to post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer

have their  ravelry name on your instagram profile.

 

Mother Knows Best:(17:33)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

how to support your LYS while on a yarn diet.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(26:39)

 

Gigi was attacked twice by the Loasa Lateritia from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Volume I.

Also, the Dianthus Superbus socks attacked her.

She was attacked by a lack of Vanilla socks to take with her.

She was working on the Indie Burgh socks, and redid the cuff.

 

Purloined:(32:45)

 

This week we are purloining judging criteria from Sasha Torres of the former Spin Doctor podcast, now of Sheepspot, who has a contest for naming the sheep in her logo.

 

Review:(34:10)

 

This week we are reviewing

BT Kids, from brooklyntweed.com

 

Tour de Fleece:(42:09)

 

Tour de Fleece has started!

Jasmin has been spinning up a storm, she plied up her silk and merino from Abstract Fiber, She finished plying Corriedale from Louet, she finished plying the  Merino Borderleicester cross from Elizabeth Hubbard.

 

She is spinning a Targhee cross that she purchased from Morro Fleece Works, and is planning to knit the Harvest cardigan for #spakal2014.

 

And Sew On:(45:40)

 

Gigi wished she had Beeswax or Thread Heaven handy for hemming. Jasmin suggests using a Lolo bar. We will let you know how that works.

Direct download: Episode_289.mp3
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Whip it good - Episode 288 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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The Lo-Lo Bar handmade with love was born flat and placed in a can. Users either pop the bar out and apply it head-to-toe or smash the bar into the recyclable container applying the oils and butters with fingertips.  Either way, hydrated soft skin is the result. But now the bar has been raised. Standing tall in a clear tube at 5 inches and weighing a full 2 ounces, Bar-Maids introduces the Lo-Lo Twist. Though popping and smashing are not options with the Twist, it is ideal if you want absolute precision (engineers and quilters take note) in application and is especially helpful if needing an extension while reaching for far away places like ankles (funny how bending and stretching at some point becomes a challenge). Just plain convenient and available in the (current) top 6 scents. Bar-Maids invites you to do the Twist!

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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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring all the new speckled colors of MadelineTosh- they are GORGEOUS .  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 

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On The Needles:(0:36)

 

Jasmin mentions Jen from the Commuter Knitter podcast, MrsShoo from the In A Sknit podcast, Meghan from the Stitch It! podcast and the Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown. She thinks finishing her Breezy cardigan will help her win the Stash Dash.

 

Gigi has blocked the Dr Watson sweater. She also excavated the Odelia cardigan, out of Tess Silk and Merino, from Area 51, and is working on it.

 

Gigi also wants to put beads and fringe on the Lady Eleanor shawl that she was gifted, and there is a discussion whether that should count toward the Stash Dash.

 

Jasmin wonders whether blocking lace counts toward the Stash Dash and thinks it should. Gigi agrees and thinks she should block her large Aeolian, which is languishing, a block away from being finished.

 

Jasmin is working on the Vincent and the Doctor from Quere Fibers., the Biscotte &amp; Cie in the Gazania colorway. Also a pair of socks Poste self-striping yarn in Ibiza.

 

Gigi is working on the Loasa Lateritia from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Volume II, and she finished the Toe up Tulip Socks .Jasmin mentions Franklin Habit.

 

Gigi set up to knit a preemie had from the notorious Head to Toe Project. Jasmin mentions people who helped/ offered to help: the Knitmoreintern, Laura, the Joy of Cooking Fairy, Jade from Geek Girls Craftpodcast, and Cascade Yarns, who generously donated yarn.

 

Events:(14:36)

 

We attended the Halos of Hope-Athon at Purlescence. Jasmin mentions Rachael Herron and the romance novels set in the lovely fictional town of Cypress Hollow.  We visited with Pam Hashke. Halos of Hope does not accept preemie hats, however we love to collect them. Jasmin mentions Melanie of the Savvy Girls podcast.

 

- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction


Contest:(20:15)

 

Jasmin explains parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants need to post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer

have their  ravelry name on your instagram profile.

 

 Winners for #operationsockdrawer this week are

 

Joseybug for most athletic picture, and

FreckledCrafter, for sheepiest sock.

 

Prizes generously donated by C.C. Almon

 


Loose Ends:(23:55)

 

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

The Summer of Lace and Beads thread has been started last week, and Sivia Harding has a sale on her patterns. Jasmin knitted her Ophidian shawl, Gigi knit two Ophidians, and her Heart to Heart shawl, the prize for the Halos of Hope shawl, and she has picked up yarn to knit the Rainshadow, which Gigi mistakenly called Sunshadow.

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:42)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

choosing colors that work together. Gigi suggests a Color Wheel, Jasmin mentions Design-Seeds, Crayola Crayons, and Miss Babs kits.

 

The second question is about backing buttons, and Jasmin mentions the box of backing buttons from the Cleaner supplies, Jasmin also mentions her Namaste Harlow bag. Jasmin suggest looking through the Buttonband Thread in the Forum.

 

We mention the Button Emporium. We talk about the Acorn cardigan. THIS IS THE LITTLE OAK CARDIGAN!

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:28)

 

Jasmin was working on her Biscotte &amp; Cie socks that she kept in her Erin Lane bag. Genevieve managed to sabotage the knitting by knocking over a chair, and managing to bend the needles in the process.

 

Gigi was working on her Loasa lateritia sock from the Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, volume I and managed to knit the heel flap too wide, frog and do over.

 

Gigi had finished the second repeat of chart B of the Asterope and found herself 5 stitches short. She read the instructions ahead, for a change, and found a solution for her dilemma.  She found she had to frog anyway, and she loves her life lines.

 

She had finished the leg of the Indie Burgh socks out of  Fluormania and found they are too wide for her leg. Frogged.

 

 Purloined:(43:39)

 

 This week we are purloining "Guess Who is Crazy?" from the Knit Girllls.

 

Review:(52:49)

 

This week we review Knitting with Wire, by Nancie M. Wiseman.

 

We mention our Professional Organizer.

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:02:10)

 

Jasmin wonders what projects for the Summer of Lace and Beads need to have. They need to have either beads or lace. Bonus if they have both.

 

In order to win Stash Dash, Jasmin is plying as many singles as she can. So we rinsed and hanged some plied yarn. Jasmin is plying more singles out of Abstract Fiber out of green Merino/ Silk. Gigi plied the singles she had spun out of Gourmet Stash, with an Andean ply.

 

Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie McCuin, Tour de Fleece and the SPAKAL start this week. Tour de Fleece live chat will happen Saturday, July 5th in the Team Sasquatch group.

Direct download: Episode_288.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:16pm PST

The Hydra - Episode 287 - The Knitmore Girls

 

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Abstract Fiber's got a new luxe club! May through August, we'll send you one or two skeins of luxury yarns. Sock to lace weights, some in new colors, and some new yarns. Don't you deserve a special treat every month?

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

The Lo-Lo Bar handmade with love was born flat and placed in a can. Users either pop the bar out and apply it head-to-toe or smash the bar into the recyclable container applying the oils and butters with fingertips.  Either way, hydrated soft skin is the result. But now the bar has been raised. Standing tall in a clear tube at 5 inches and weighing a full 2 ounces, Bar-Maids introduces the Lo-Lo Twist. Though popping and smashing are not options with the Twist, it is ideal if you want absolute precision (engineers and quilters take note) in application and is especially helpful if needing an extension while reaching for far away places like ankles (funny how bending and stretching at some point becomes a challenge). Just plain convenient and available in the (current) top 6 scents. Bar-Maids invites you to do the Twist!

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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!

Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!

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)

 

Jasmin is excited about winning Stash Dash. She is working on her Breezy cardigan.  She also exhumed her Calligraphy cardigan from Area 51. She talked to C.C. from the Geeky Girls Knit vidcast and conspired to knit up her handspun into sweaters.

 

Gigi excavated the Toe up Tulip Socks and has been working on them.

 

Jasmin has been working on the "Frozen" sock for Genevieve from Simply Socks Company, out of Biscotte &amp; Cie, Conte de Fee.  She waxes poetic about the yarn. Gigi mentions that her Toddler sock recipe was at the beginning of episode 258.

 

Jasmin lucked into some Alaska Nancy Russian Rainbow yarn and is excited about it.

 

Gigi finished a pair of Fluormania tube socks for Genevieve. Jasmin is working on a pair of socks out of Vincent and the Doctor from Quere Fibers.

 

Gigi found an other ball of Fluormania and is using the Indie Burgh pattern. Gigi mentions The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Volume II.

 

Loose Ends:(17:10)

 

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

The Summer of Lace and Beads thread has been started.We will be knitting with some lovely Lotus Yarn by Abstract Fiber. Gigi will be knitting a Romi Hill Shawl out of the Lotus and another shawl by Sivia Harding.

 

Jasmin wants to finish her Dryad, and hasn't decided on a pattern for the Lotus yarn yet.

 

Events:(20:33)

 

- We will pop in the Halos-of Hope-athon at Purlescence DATE

- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

 

Contest:(23:02)

 

Jasmin goes on about Susan B. Anderson,  and how talented she is.

We announced winners for #operationsockdrawer:

Wolkenohr and andi2287

 

Prizes donated by C.C. Almon

 

 

WINNING PHOTOS

 

 

 

Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry

name is on your instagram profile.

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:34)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

washing knitwear and fleece. We mention Soak Wash, Rockin' Green Detergent, Eucalan, Kookaburra and the Katarina sweater. Jasmin mentions Lambs Pride yarn,  Dawn dish soap, and Morro Bay Fleeceworks.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(34:19)

 

Gigi was attacked by her Loasa lateritia sock from the Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, volume I

 

She now is carrying post it notes and index cards in her tool bag. Jasmin suggests Washi Tape.

 

Review:(38:33)

 

This week we review Sock Anatomy by Claire Devine

 

Straw Into Gold:(47:53)

 

Jasmin enthuses about the Will Taylor lazy kates. She mentions her Retreating cardigan out of an Elizabeth Hubbard fleece. She mentions Crown Mountain Fibers which closed.

 

Gigi has spun some Abstract Fiber, and is talking about spinning her Gourmet Stash punis.

She mentions listening to Dr Gemma and Abbyknits, and we talk about the amazing Sultana.

 

Genevieve seems interested in spinning, and Jasmin thinks we should get her started on a Schacht student spindle.

Direct download: Episode_287.mp3
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Contender - Episode 286 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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The Lo-Lo Bar handmade with love was born flat and placed in a can. Users either pop the bar out and apply it head-to-toe or smash the bar into the recyclable container applying the oils and butters with fingertips.  Either way, hydrated soft skin is the result. But now the bar has been raised. Standing tall in a clear tube at 5 inches and weighing a full 2 ounces, Bar-Maids introduces the Lo-Lo Twist. Though popping and smashing are not options with the Twist, it is ideal if you want absolute precision (engineers and quilters take note) in application and is especially helpful if needing an extension while reaching for far away places like ankles (funny how bending and stretching at some point becomes a challenge). Just plain convenient and available in the (current) top 6 scents. Bar-Maids invites you to do the Twist!

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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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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring all the new speckled colors of MadelineTosh- they are GORGEOUS .  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 

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On The Needles:(0:37)

 

Jasmin finished her socks from  Quere Fiber , in the "Vincent and the Doctor" colorway and is very happy. She is name dropping Meliabella from the His and Hers videocast, she cites the Fish Lips Kiss Heel, she mentions the Knit Girlls,  #operationsockdrawer.

 

Gigi thinks she should have knitted her Fluormania yarn in the Mojo pattern and may use the Plmouth Yarn, Neon Now from Webs for that pattern.

 

She is also complaining that Hunter Hammersen has published The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Vol. III, Silk Road Socks, as well as all the beautiful Violently Domestic patterns, and she hasn't finished knitting the socks out of the first Curiosity Cabinet yet.

 

Lucy Neatby enabled Jasmin into some Biscotti &amp; Cie yarn from Simply Socks Yarn Company 

 

Gigi finished the berry colored  Fluormania and started tubesocks for Genevieve out of what was left.

She finished a Loasa Lateritia sock, dug out a UFO sock from around 2002 with a strange pre Judy's Magic cast-on.

 

 Jasmin talks about Lucy Neatby's garterstitch heels from Cool Socks, Warm Feet.

 

Gigi worked on the Mostly Warmness Wristers #Behmalong out of Schoppelwolle in Wunderkleckse

Jasmin finished her Chocolate Rainbow socks from FabFunkyFibres, she is very happy with the Converter App.

 

Gigi is  charmed by the graphic display for keeping track of your Stash Dash.

 

Jasmin found her Breezy cardigan and her Calligraphy cardigan, Gigi ponders searching for her Einstein coat.

 

Gigi has been working on the Waters Edge and likes it for knitting while reading.

 

Loose Ends:(19:41)

 

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

The Summer of Lace and Beads thread has been started. Jasmin has unearthed her Dryad.

 

The newest Book in the Outlander series has been released, there is a thread in the forum, Written in My Own Heart's Blood

 

Events:(21:53)

 

-June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week

- We will pop in the Halos-of Hope-athon at Purlescence

- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction 

 

Contest:(22:43)

 

We announced a winner for #opeationsockdrawer: sehepworth

Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry

name is on your instagram profile. Abstract Fiber has graciously donated a prize (photo above)- a skein of Supersock in "Salem".

 

WINNING PHOTO HERE

 

 

Jasmin mentions the prizes donated by C.C. from Geeky Girls Knit Videocast for winners in the next three episodes.

 

Mother Knows Best:(27:15)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

how much fiber to use for a knitting project.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(31:12)

 

Gigi was attacked by the Asterope, has installed stitch markers and lifelines and is back on track.

She tried a swatch for the Mini Water's Edge and likes the original swatch better.

 

Jasmin had issues with the needles that she was knitting the Breezy cardigan on. And a needle came apart in her knitting.

 

Purloined:(35:09)

 

This week we purloin Bitter Cup from the Knit Knit Cafe, hosted by Abby.

 

We complain that Blip TV abruptly stopped submitting their feed to iTunes, which feeds into feedreaders like Downcast). Cece from the Geeky Girls Knit videocast has directions on how to update feeds in downcast:

"For those having trouble finding them on Downcast, if you go to the 'add podcasts' screen, you can click on 'add podcast manually' and paste in this address http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/podcast-rss.php?id=2538 That will give you their new feed."

 

Also, you can check out our tutorial on how to update RSS feeds in iTunes.

 

If you need your signal boosted, contact Jasmin@knitmoregirlspodcast.com

 

Jasmin is glad to be able to listen to Yarngasm and the  KnitGirllls again.

 

Review:(39:59)

 

This week we review Learn to Knit, Love to Knit by Anna Wilkinson

 

Jasmin mentions Melanie Falick's  Kids Knitting, and Lucy Neatby's "Brand New Knitter" DVD and Alana Dakos' patterns.

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(52:23)

 

This is week six of training. This weeks assignment is to find your support group. 

 

We will add a Pit Crew thread in the forum for questions.

 

Jasmin and Gigi are plying things that were resting on plastic bobbins. Jasmin plied the singles she had spun from her Gourmet Stash punies.

 

And Sew On:(58:09)

 

Gigi asserts that the Nemesis dress is trying to kill her. Also, the pink thread that was used to sew the hem of Genevieve's dress has gone AWOL.

Direct download: Episode_286.mp3
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Mexico - Episode 285 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Abstract Fiber's got a new luxe club! May through August, we'll send you one or two skeins of luxury yarns. Sock to lace weights, some in new colors, and some new yarns. Don't you deserve a special treat every month? 

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The Lo-Lo Bar handmade with love was born flat and placed in a can. Users either pop the bar out and apply it head-to-toe or smash the bar into the recyclable container applying the oils and butters with fingertips.  Either way, hydrated soft skin is the result. But now the bar has been raised. Standing tall in a clear tube at 5 inches and weighing a full 2 ounces, Bar-Maids introduces the Lo-Lo Twist. Though popping and smashing are not options with the Twist, it is ideal if you want absolute precision (engineers and quilters take note) in application and is especially helpful if needing an extension while reaching for far away places like ankles (funny how bending and stretching at some point becomes a challenge). Just plain convenient and available in the (current) top 6 scents. Bar-Maids invites you to do the Twist!

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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!

Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!

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)

 

Jasmin is working on the Chocolate Rainbow socks.

 

Gigi has finished another pair of Fluoromania tube socks for Genevieve #operationsockdrawer #matchymatchyKAL and won her game of yarn chicken.

 

Jasmin installed ripcords on a number of socks, and she likes the  Quere Fiber , in the "Vincent and the Doctor" colorway. She also worked on the Poste self striping in "Ibiza"from Simply Socks.

 

We mention Regia, Bugga, and Trekking. Jasmin mentions Celsiheit app. Gigi mentionsDr. Oetker Schulkochbuch.

 

Gigi is working on the Asterope out of Kraemer yarn. Gigi is getting close to finishing the Loasa Lateritia socks from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet.

 

Loose Ends:(13:22)

 

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

The newest Book in the Outlander series has been released, there is a thread in the forum, Written in My Own Heart's Blood.

 

The Summer of Lace and Beads thread has been started.


Events:(16:25)

 

We had lots of fun at the Retzlaff Winery. Jasmin mentions the Knitwits.

 

Jasmin mentions Will Taylor clever Kates (which you can order from Carolina Homespun) and Dr Gemma, Jen from the KnottyGirls podcast,  Manda from KnitPsychoknits, and Tracie from Two Knit Lit Chicks

 

-June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week

- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction 

 

Contest:(24:04)

 

Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry

name is on your instagram profile. Abstract Fiber has graciously donated a prize (photo above)- a skein of Supersock in "Salem".


Mother Knows Best:(28:17)

 

This week we talk about why shorts creep up. Gigi mentions the Twin Needle podcast, and the flexible flexible transferring curve.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:12)

 

Gigi was attacked by her Asterope. Jasmin was attacked by her Chocolate Rainbow sock.

 

Review:(39:35)

 

This week we review Happy Feet: Unique Knits to Knock Your Socks Off by Cathy Carron.


Tour de Fleece Training:(49:12)

 

This is week 5 of Tour de Fleece training.

 

Clean your wheel. Jasmin recommends Murphy's Oil Soap, and Wood Beams wood conditioner.

 

Morgaine of Carolina Homespun has graciously offered to stock Tour de Fleece supplies. (We will post a link once that's up.)

 

Purlescence also will be stocking Tour de Fleece and SPAKAL supplies.

 

Jasmin has been participating in the Knit Girllls' Stash Dash and spinning fleece she purchased from Elizabeth Hubbard at the Monterey Fleece Auction. She mentions Morro Fleece Works.

 

Gigi has been weighing out her fiber nests in 25g increments. Her thin spun yarn turned out horrid. Even her Woolee Winder couldn't improve her poor spinning. 


And Sew On:(59:51)

 

Gigi finished seams on t shirt nighties for Genevieve. She mentions the double eyed needle and Chibi needles.

 

Direct download: Episode_285.mp3
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With Love and Envy - Episode 284 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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The Lo-Lo Bar handmade with love was born flat and placed in a can. Users either pop the bar out and apply it head-to-toe or smash the bar into the recyclable container applying the oils and butters with fingertips.  Either way, hydrated soft skin is the result. But now the bar has been raised. Standing tall in a clear tube at 5 inches and weighing a full 2 ounces, Bar-Maids introduces the Lo-Lo Twist. Though popping and smashing are not options with the Twist, it is ideal if you want absolute precision (engineers and quilters take note) in application and is especially helpful if needing an extension while reaching for far away places like ankles (funny how bending and stretching at some point becomes a challenge). Just plain convenient and available in the (current) top 6 scents. Bar-Maids invites you to do the Twist!

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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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring our exclusive Poste Yarn Striping Sock.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 

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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

 

On The Needles:(0:37)

 

Jasmin talks about the Knit Girllls' Stash Dash. Gigi is working on three pairs of Fluoromania socks.

Jasmin is working on the Chocolate Rainbow socks by FabFunkyFibres. CANT FIND THE RULES TO STASH DASH

 

Jasmin finished her Blueflame socks. She finished the Snapdragon socks. Gigi is knitting on the body of the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko. 

 

Jasmin mentions Try-it-on Tubing. Jasmin talks about Genevieve's Squirrel sweater. Gigi is working on the Loasa Lateritia socks from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet.

 

Jasmin cast on a pair of socks out of Quere Fiber in the colorway "Vincent and the Doctor". Gigi unearthed her Asterope from Area 51.

 

Loose Ends:(12:59)

 

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

The Summer of Lace and Beads thread has been started. Jasmin picked up her Dryad.

 

The newest Book in the Outlander series has been released, there will be a thread in the forum, Written in My Own Heart's Blood.

 

Events:(16:08)

 

-June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery.

-June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week

-July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction 

 

 

Contest:(18:43)

 

We announced the first winner of #operationsockdrawer. #OperationSockdrawer Contest. Simply Socks Yarn has graciously donated a prize.

 

Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry name is on your instagram profile.

 

 

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Jasmin goes on about the new Abstract Fiber supersock yarn (in "Salem") for our next prize. Gigi is excited about knitting Stitch Surfer socks.

 

 

 

 Mother Knows Best:(23:30)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about using variegated yarn. Jasmin recommends fair isle, and mentions Mary Scott Huff, and Philosophers designs.

 

Gigi suggests Martina Behm designs. Jasmin suggests woven shawls, maybe in a hounds tooth design. She mentions Schacht's Cricket and Flip looms

 

When Knitting Attacks:(28:57)

 

Gigi was attacked at the Mini Water's Edge. She mentions the Fledgeling Featherweight. Also, she attacked the Asterope shawl.

 

Jasmin exhumed her Snapdragon socks, and was having problems with the after-thought heel.

 

Purloined:(37:45)

 

This week we purloin "Brewing" from the Knit, Knit Cafe podcast, hosted by the wonderful Abby.

 

Gigi wants to knit all kinds of things. And she wants to go on a blocking spree. Jasmin wants to swatch for Andrew's Colonel Henley.

 

Jasmin plans growing The Head to Toe Project to go Nation-wide. She mentions Martine from the iMake podcast.  (Link coming, technical issues)

 

Jasmin mentions Jade, from the Geek Girl Crafts podcast.

 

Review:(47:55)

 

This week we review Knitting Gifts for Baby, by Mel Clark 

 

Gigi quotes Allison Hyde Author of "Wrapped in Comfort". Jasmin mentions Dale of Norway

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(58:01)

 

Week 4 of Tour de Fleece training: Get your equipment in order. 

 

Jasmin mentions Carson Demers' "Ergo, I knit"

Direct download: Episode_284.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm PST

Soooooo Smart - Episode 283 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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Abstract Fiber's got a new luxe club! May through August, we'll send you one or two skeins of luxury yarns. Sock to lace weights, some in new colors, and some new yarns. Don't you deserve a special treat every month?

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Declaring the next best lip balm flavor is not something that Bar-Maids takes lightly.  For Bar-Maids fans that want to participate in product development – now is your chance. Cast your vote for the next best lip balm and you could win a $50.00 gift certificate good for any Bar-Maids product.  At the very least, you will win a coupon good for 1 free lip balm. Voting officially begins May 21, 2014 and ends, May 27th. New flavor and winner will be announced, May 28th.  A link to vote will be available May 21st via:

Stay Connected: https://www.facebook.com/LoLo.By.BarMaids

We Pin Here: http://www.pinterest.com/barmaids

OH Snap! http://instagram.com/loloatbarmaids

Let's Be Tweethearts: https://twitter.com/Bar_Maids

www.bar-maids.com

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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!

Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!

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:(0:36)

 

Gigi is knitting two pairs of Regia Fluormania socks in different colorways.  Jasmin is working on the Blueflame socks. #operationsockdrawer

 

Gigi has finished the knitting of the Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool.  Jasmin is working on the Velvet hoodie, out of Abstract Fiber Calder in the "orchid" colorway.

 

We mention greentriangle girl from The A Playful Day podcast.

 

Gigi finished tubesocks for Genevieve. Jasmin is working on the  Matchmaker #behmalong.

 

 

 

Gigi is knitting on the body of the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko. She really likes Try-it-on Tubing.

 

Jasmin is working on the Chocolate Rainbow socks by FabFunkyFibres. We mention Sivia Harding.

 

Gigi is working on the Loasa Lateritia socks from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet.

 

We talk about Stash Dash, which is a finish-along hosted by the Knit Girllls.

 

Loose Ends:(13:47)

 

We are still doing the Knitmore-Along labels printed and provided by Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

We like to congratulate Shilo from the Spin Control podcast on getting her Master's Degree and being back to podcasting.

 

Events:(18:16)

 

-June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery.

-June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week

-July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction 

 

We mention Morro Fleece Works. We promised a Summer of Lace and Beads thread in the Knitmore Girls forum.

 

Contest:(23:47)

 

#OperationSockdrawer Contest.

 

Simply Socks Yarn has graciously donated a prize.

Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry name is on your instagram profile.

 

 

 

Mother Knows Best:(25:38)

 

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about  perhaps spinning singles or a two ply for the SPAKAL.

We also answer a second question about what to do with bits of fiber that haven't gotten spun into the yarn.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:42)

 

Gigi tried knitting a knot into her sock, and it came undone. Jasmin started a project for which she didn't have enough yarn.

 

Gigi couldn't find a pattern at home, because she hadn't bought it yet.

 

Jasmin decided to improve on the designer's technique for the Velvet hoodie, and hates her improvements.

 

Gigi couldn't find the rest of the yarn for the Threads and Loops socks, because she had knitted it up already.

 

Purloined:(42:18)

 

This week we are purloining the Slick Trick segment from The Twin Set Design podcast, hosted by Jan and Ellen.

 

We talk about proportions and mention Rick Mondragon.

 

Jasmin likes Old Navy clothing. We mention Damaris from the Geeky Girls Knit podcast.

 

We have boot envy, inspired by Rachael Herron and Romi Hill. Gigi mentions the Hoax Fashion Formula.

 

Review:(55:35)

 

This week we review Knitting Reimagined by Nicky Epstein.

 

Gigi really likes the buttons Nicky Epstein has designed for JHB buttons.

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(1:03:45)

 

Week 3 of  Tour de Fleece training: take 25g and spin a sample to test both your fiber, and your wheel.

 

Check into the Team Sasquatch Group

 

And Sew On:(1:05:54)

 

Gigi did some 1/8" topstitching on the summer dress that Jasmin is sewing for Genevieve. Jasmin is

hand hemming the dress.

Direct download: Episode_283.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:35pm PST

Tangleus Maximus - Episode 282 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Declaring the next best lip balm flavor is not something that Bar-Maids takes lightly.  For Bar-Maids fans that want to participate in product development – now is your chance. Cast your vote for the next best lip balm and you could win a $50.00 gift certificate good for any Bar-Maids product.  At the very least, you will win a coupon good for 1 free lip balm. Voting officially begins May 21, 2014 and ends, May 27th. New flavor and winner will be announced, May 28th.  A link to vote will be available May 21st via:

Stay Connected: https://www.facebook.com/LoLo.By.BarMaids

We Pin Here: http://www.pinterest.com/barmaids

OH Snap! http://instagram.com/loloatbarmaids

Let's Be Tweethearts: https://twitter.com/Bar_Maids

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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!

Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!

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!

ssyc photo SSYClogo_zpsc21c0eed.gif

Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring our exclusive Poste Yarn Striping Sock.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 

 

On The Needles:(0:36)

 

Gigi finished two  Fluoromania socks in different colorways. Jasmin mentions Wonderpus, the star of the octopus exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Jasmin is working on the Blueflame socks. #operationsockdrawer

 

Gigi is working on the Loasa Lateritia from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet.

 

Jasmin talks about Martina Behm patterns, progress she has made on the Matchmaker #behmalong. She is knitting it out of Mighty Sock from Abstract Fiber, and Ellen's Half Pint Farm merino tencel. She mentions Martina's new pattern, Endless Rainbow.

 

 

 

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the  Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool.

 

Gigi is back to working on the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko.

 

Jasmin blocked the Ophidian shawl, which she knitted last year out of Abstract Fiber, in the Temptation base.

 

She likes the photography segment from Boston Jen's Down Cellar Studio's podcast, episode 45. She mentions the Tangaroo hoodie, The Knit Girllls, and their Stash Dash come up in conversation.

 

Jasmin asks, "How many -Alongs are too many?"

 

We mention our  SPAKAL 2014, the Never Ending Behmalong, the Matchy-matchy KAL, and we are planning to have a Summer of Lace and Beads-Along. 

 

Loose Ends:(15:56)

 

The Outlander read-along is ongoing, Jasmin mentions C.C., from the Geeky Girls Knit vidcast.

 

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Events:(19:46)

 

-June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery.

-June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week

-July 5- July 27 Tour de Fleece

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction 

 

Contest:(22:41)

 

#OperationSockdrawer Contest. Simply Socks Yarn has graciously donated a prize.

Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry name is on your instagram profile.

 

 

 

Mother Knows Best:(24:49)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about blocking and lining an afghan.

 

Jasmin references Mary Scott Huff's The New Stranded Colorwork and Philosophers Wool fair isle technique (Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified). Gigi references Jean Frost's Couture technique, and Galina Khmeleva.

 

We like the dressing wires by Handworks for blocking.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:42)

 

The sleeves of the Dr Watson Sweater ganged up on Gigi.

 

Purloined:(37:52)

 

This week we are purloining the Out and About segment from the Down Cellar Studio podcast hosted by the charming Boston Jen.

 

The two of us, accompanied by the Joy of Cooking Fairy, had a lovely visit with the amazing Sivia Harding. We enjoyed the culinary stylings of The Actual Cafe, James and the Giant Cupcake.

 

We learned a lot at the tour of the Indigo pot at A Verb For Keeping Warm, heard about the dying installation at the Museum.

 

And we convinced Sivia Harding to participate in The Summer of Lace and Beads, we admired her newest design, the Rainshadow, and she gifted Gigi her Galathea.

 

Review:(44:07)

 

This week we are reviewing Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters[AMAZON][Interweave eBook] by Ann Budd.

 

Jasmin also recommendsThe Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, and mentions Sock Knitting Master Class, whish we haven't reviewed yet, all by Ann Budd.

 

Jasmin also mentions Knits Men Want which the guys reviewed in Episode 106, The Boys are Back!

 

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(54:50)

 

Gigi is going to spin a fleece she bought last year at the Monterey Wool Auction, which was processed at Morro Fleece Works.

 

Jasmin is using fiber from the Ashland Bay Company that she purchased from Carolina Homespun.

 

Week 2 of Tour de Fleece training: Weigh out your fiber into 25 g nests.

If you are preparing your own fiber: wash your fleece and start processing.

Direct download: Episode_282.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:11pm PST

Big skeins - Episode 281- The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Abstract Fiber's got a new luxe club! May through August, we'll send you one or two skeins of luxury yarns. Sock to lace weights, some in new colors, and some new yarns. Don't you deserve a special treat every month?  

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Are you a Smasher or a Popper?People tell us the most Jaw-dropping amazing personal things, and really helpful things - about all the time. After many years of listening we can share that unofficially/officially, our customers fall into two categories. DIY Smashers and Poppers. Huh?  Well, as you know, Lo-Lo Bars and To-Go Bars come in little round delicious smelling solid disks that pop out of the can. If you pop the bar out of the can, you’re a popper. But, if when the bar arrives, you dive right into smashing that bar into the can - well, you’re a DIY Smasher. Either way works because all that really matters is that it works for you. There is one side note. If you have ever left your bar in a very warm place and found that the disk is more of a suave, you are a smasher by default. The product is still good to use. Smash or Pop away - we want you to have it your way!  So, are you a Smasher or a Popper?

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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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

 

On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Jasmin talks about Martina Behm patterns. She mentions the Knit Girllls podcast. She touches on the Social Pressure Experiment.

 

Genevieve picked buttons for her Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios. Jasmin likes the sheep with the dangly feet.

 

Jasmin mentions her OXO Sweater Dryer.

 

Gigi finished Fluoromania socks for herself and tube socks for Genevieve.

 

Jasmin cast on the Matchmaker #behmalong. She is knitting it out of Mighty Sock from Abstract Fiber, and Ellen's Half Pint Farm merino tencel. She reminds Gigi of her Aeolian Shawl.

 

 

 

Gigi is working on the Loasa Lateritia from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. Jasmin is also working on her Blueflame socks. #operationsockdrawer

 

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the  Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool. Jasmin cast on the Velvet Hoodie out of Calder by Abstract Fiber in the Orchid Colorway.

 

Gigi is working on Loops and Threads tube socks for Genevieve. She is complaining about her glut of Fluoromania vanilla socks.

 

Jasmin touches on the Sprig sweater, the Barberry sweater, and Gigi is still pouting about her Water's Edge. #matchymatchykal

 

Events:(16:45)

 

- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery.

- June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week

-July 5- July 27 Tour de Fleece

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction 

 

Jasmin mentions our Directors Cut on how to pick a fleece. 

We mention the Geeky Girls videocast.

 

Contest:(19:30)

 

#OperationSockdrawer Contest. Simply Socks Yarn has graciously donated a prize.

Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry name is on your instagram profile.

 

 


Mother Knows Best:(22:04)

  

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about The Woolee Winder.

 

We mention the Julia and the Schacht Matchless.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(28:08)

 

Gigi knitting pattern decided to hide from her.

 

Jasmin wants to knit the Colonel Henley for Andrew. There was a definite lack of yardage in the intended yarn. The sweater wants to be knitted out of Tess Yarns Superwash merino in the CobbleStone colorway.

 

Purloined:(38:10)

 

This week we are purloining The Ever Expanding Skill Set from the Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast, hosted by Sarapomegranate.

 

Jasmin references Jillian Moreno and Ysolda Teague. She mentions the Knit Girllls.

 

What are YOU doing to increase your skill set?

 

Review:(42:23)

 

This week we are reviewing Animal Hats by Vanessa Mooncie and Animal Hats by Fiona Goble.

 

Straw Into Gold:(54:59)

 

Gigi has been plying carbonized cotton, and is spinning some superwash merino for sock yarn.

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(56:00)

 

Week One of Tour de Fleece Training: Pick the project and join the Team Sasquatch board. Podcasters: pm Jasmin if you'd like to be a captain for Team Sasquatch. 

 

And Sew On:(57:39)

 

Gigi bought an awl at the hardware store and used it as a tailors awl to set in the sleeve on the Nemesis dress.

 

We mention looking at the Threads Magazine website for a tutorial.

 

Direct download: Episode_281.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:08pm PST

Colonel... Sanders? - Episode 280 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Bar-Maids is a small-batch Washington skincare company that creates eco-luscious moisturizers. Based on family recipes handed down to Kismet Andrews, founder of Bar-Maids by her grandmother, the locally-sourced and skin-loving ingredients, moisturize and hydrate leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Easy to apply, small enough to pack, Bar-Maids travels worldwide. Whether your skin is thick or thin, treat it well. Do as Grandma says, "Get your Lo-Lo on!"

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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!

Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!

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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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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring our exclusive Poste Yarn Striping Sock.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 

 

On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Gigi is knitting vanilla socks out of Fluoromania, in three different colorways. Jasmin wants to work

on everything and mentions the Breezy cardigan, Sprig Sweater, (mislabeled Sprout sweater by Jasmin) out of Botanical Knits 2, she wants to finish her hand spun sweaters, she mentions the Colonel Henley sweater, and the Calligraphy cardigan.

 

Jasmin finished the  Hitchhiker by Martina Behm #behmalong, out of Supersock by Abstract Fiber.

She planning to start the Matchmaker, and the Tubularity.

 

 

 

Jasmin talks about the upcoming review of swifts and winders.

 

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the  Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool.

 

Jasmin mentions Andrew's baseball sweater. She is assembling the pouch of the  Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios. She is also working on her Blueflame socks.

 

Gigi talks about a shade of crazy. And she is working on a sock from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet.

 

Jasmin mentions Knitmore-Along labels from Sterling Name Tapes:

 

Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Events:(20:17)

 

- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery.

 

- June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week

 

- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction 

 

Jasmin mentions our Directors Cut on how to pick a fleece.

 

Contest:(23:02)

 

We announce a new contest: #operationsockdrawer on Instagram, idea purloined from the Geeky Girls Knit podcast, and the first prize is a skein of Poste sock yarn from Simply Socks Yarn Company (linked above in the photo).

 

 

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:29)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about plying. We mention Spin U.

 

We mention Judith McKenzie McCuins The Gentle Art of Plying.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(38:48)

 

Gigi mentions her Water's Edge cardigan.

 

Purloined:(40:06)

 

This week we are purloining the discussion about playing Yarn Chicken from the A Playful Day podcast, hosted by greentrianglegirl

 

Review:(43:38)

 

This week we review From Mama with Love, by Connie Chang Chinchio, Tanis Gray, Margaux Hufnagel, Melissa LaBarre + Kate Gagnon Osborn.

 

We mention the Knit Girllls.

 

Straw Into Gold:(52:52)

 

 Jasmin has been spinning Merino Border Leicester Cross on her Hansen Minispinner.

 

Tour de Fleece training will start next week, which is our "official" kickoff for  SPAKAL 2014.

 

(Podcasters: of you would like to be a Team Sasquatch Captain, pm Jasmin to be added to the captain's roster.)

 

Gigi has been spinning and plying carbonized cotton from Purlescence.

Direct download: Episode_280.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:54am PST

Effekthaufung - Episode 279 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Abstract Fiber's got a new luxe club! May through August, we'll send you one or two skeins of luxury yarns. Sock to lace weights, some in new colors, and some new yarns. Don't you deserve a special treat every month? 

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Are you a Smasher or a Popper?People tell us the most Jaw-dropping amazing personal things, and really helpful things - about all the time. After many years of listening we can share that unofficially/officially, our customers fall into two categories. DIY Smashers and Poppers. Huh?  Well, as you know, Lo-Lo Bars and To-Go Bars come in little round delicious smelling solid disks that pop out of the can. If you pop the bar out of the can, you’re a popper. But, if when the bar arrives, you dive right into smashing that bar into the can - well, you’re a DIY Smasher. Either way works because all that really matters is that it works for you. There is one side note. If you have ever left your bar in a very warm place and found that the disk is more of a suave, you are a smasher by default. The product is still good to use. Smash or Pop away - we want you to have it your way!  So, are you a Smasher or a Popper?

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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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

 

 

On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Gigi is working on the sleeves of  the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko. Jasmin is working on the  Hitchhiker by Martina Behm #behmalong, out of Supersock by Abstract Fiber.

 

We mention the Colonel Henley sweater. Jasmin would like to crowd source information about sock knitting machines, as well as finding well made, polished looking twin sets. We mention the Twin Set Design podcast.

 

German compound noun: Effekthäufung.

 

We talk about the #Behmalong, Mostly Warmness wristers and the Hitchhiker. Gigi is working on the sleeves of the  Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool.

 

 

 

Jasmin is finishing the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios, and will note modifications for easier fininshing in her project notes.

 

#operationsockdrawer: Gigi is making tube socks for Genevieve out of leftover Fluoromania, and leftover Loops and Threads.

 

 

 

Events:(16:07)

 

- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery.

 

- June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week

 

Gigi had declared #MendingMonday and #FinishingFriday. Temporarily the two days will be trading places.

 

In Stitches:(18:30)

 

Gigi has been wearing her Merope repeatedly. Genevieve has been wearing her Tangaroo sweater.

 

Jasmin has been wearing her Carli with a Romi Hill shawl pin. She wore her Mondo Cable cardi and her tunic from The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits, and she wore her Ribbi Cardi.

 

 

 

We gush about how versatile the Ribbi Cardi is, and think it should be an alternative candidate for the SPAKAL 2014

 

Mother Knows Best:(22:15)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about pilling, pill prevention and eliminating pills.


Jasmin mentions Greenland yarn.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(29:08)

 

Gigi was attacked by the sleeve of her Water's Edge. Jasmin has been dreaming about the Sprig Sweater, (mislabeled Sprout sweater by Jasmin) out of Botanical Knits 2

 

Purloined:(32:49)

 

This week we are purloining Favorite Things from the Knit Girllls videocast and we are also purloining the Tubularity as part of our #Behmalong! We will both use gradient kits from Cephalopod Yarns.  Jasmin promised a link to Martina Behm's website: Strick Mich!

 

Review:(37:47)

 

This week we review The Art of Seamless Knitting, by Simona  Merchant-Dest and Faina Goberstein

 

Jasmin mentions Little Red in the City.

 

Straw Into Gold:(50:57)

 

Gigi has finished her Spin U class, and is enjoying spinning carbonized cotton with a long draw.

 

We are officially launching the SPAKAL 2014 during the Tour de Fleece.We mention the two options, the Flax pullover and the Harvest cardigan from the Simple Collection by Tin Can Knits.

 

Gigi also wants to spin for a Ribbi cardi.

 

And Sew On :(52:38)

 

Gigi is working on the Nemesis dress for Savvy Girl Melanie. She is searching for the Prym Tailors Awl. She talks about easing in a sleeve, and different methods she has come across on the internet.

Direct download: Episode_279.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:28pm PST

Lots of Ears - Episode 278 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Bar-Maids is a small-batch Washington skincare company that creates eco-luscious moisturizers. Based on family recipes handed down to Kismet Andrews, founder of Bar-Maids by her grandmother, the locally-sourced and skin-loving ingredients, moisturize and hydrate leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Easy to apply, small enough to pack, Bar-Maids travels worldwide. Whether your skin is thick or thin, treat it well. Do as Grandma says, "Get your Lo-Lo on!"

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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!

Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!

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  Needlees:(0:33)

 

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the  Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios.

 

Gigi is working on the the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko,

Jasmin is working on the  Hitchhiker by Martina Behm #behmalong, out of Supersock by Abstract Fiber.

 

Gigi is making tube socks for Genevieve out of leftover Fluoromania, and cast on some more  out of leftover Loops and Threads.

 

We announce our sixth anniversary of podcasting.

 

Events:(7:42)

 

June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery.

 

June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week

 

Also: shout out to the first Leipziger Wollefest!

 

Mother Knows Best:(11:28)

 

Enjoy the process!

 

Jasmin mentions her Breezy Cardigan and the Calligraphy cardigan.


When Knitting Attacks:(17:17)

 

Gigi was attacked by her Water's Edge and did a very efficient tink. Jasmin was attacked by the errata of the Barberry cardigan

 

Purloined:(20:21)

 

This week we are purloining "Happy Note", from the Down Cellar Studio podcast, hosted by BostonJen.

 

Jasmin mentions Baking Illustrated. Jasmin is happily endorsing Franklin Habits photography class and mentions the Savvy Girls podcast.

 

Review:(27:06)

 

This week we reviewIris Schreier's Reversible Knits

 

We reference Reversible Cables with Lily Chin, and Lucy Neatby's website and her DVDs

 

Straw Into Gold:(35:38)

 

Gigi is attending Spin U at Purlescence, and is happy with using a long draw to spin cotton and bison. We mention Judith McKenzie McCuin and her Buffalo Gals Yarn, and Miriam Felton.

 

We have selected our SPAKAL 2014, they are the Flax pullover and the Harvest cardigan from the Simple Collection by Tin Can Knits. Jasmin mentions Natalie from the Mastering the Knits podcast.

 

And Sew On:(44:38)

 

Jasmin is working on a dress for Genevieve. We mention Dr Gemma.

 

Gigi is easing the sleeves for the Nemesis dress for Savvygirlmelanie. She needs to pick up a new awl.

Direct download: Episode_278.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:07pm PST

Canadian Gosling - Episode 277 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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Abstract Fiber's got a new luxe club! May through August, we'll send you one or two skeins of luxury yarns. Sock to lace weights, some in new colors, and some new yarns. Don't you deserve a special treat every month?

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

Are you a Smasher or a Popper?People tell us the most Jaw-dropping amazing personal things, and really helpful things - about all the time. After many years of listening we can share that unofficially/officially, our customers fall into two categories. DIY Smashers and Poppers. Huh?  Well, as you know, Lo-Lo Bars and To-Go Bars come in little round delicious smelling solid disks that pop out of the can. If you pop the bar out of the can, you’re a popper. But, if when the bar arrives, you dive right into smashing that bar into the can - well, you’re a DIY Smasher. Either way works because all that really matters is that it works for you. There is one side note. If you have ever left your bar in a very warm place and found that the disk is more of a suave, you are a smasher by default. The product is still good to use. Smash or Pop away - we want you to have it your way!  So, are you a Smasher or a Popper?

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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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the  Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool.

Jasmin has finished the sleeeves of the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios.

She mentions the Playful Stripes cardigan, and Sterling Name tapes, the Very Hungry Caterpillar sweater and the Antler sweater.

 

Gigi is working on the the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko, and mentioned the lovely buttons by Michael and Sheila Ernst.

 

We mention Sasha Torres and her #skeinaday project. We gush about the incredible reds that Susan from Abstract Fiber dyes.

 

Jasmin talks about Bronnwyn the Brave's octopus pattern and we mention Morehouse Merino's patterns.

 

Jasmin talks about her Hitchhiker for the #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock. She mentions the Knit Girllls Videocast, and Martina Behm's Viajante, Stitch Sisterz cashmere, Namaste bags.

Gigi has cast on a pair of tube socks for Genevieve out of Neon Now socks from Webs.

 

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-A-longs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Events:(17:14)

 

June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery.

 

Also, the International Knit In Public Day is coming up.

June 14th- June 22nd.

 

We proclaim National Knit in Public Millenium.

 

Mother Knows Best:(20:09)

 

Spinning for a sweater. We talk about the SPAKAL.


When Knitting Attacks:(27:52)

 

Gigi was attacked by the needles when she was trying to knit two-socks-at-a-time

 

Purloined:(30:30)

 

This week we are purloining Geek Squee from Knit1 Geek2. We list Mad Men, Game of Thrones, TURN, The Borgias, Rome, The Outlander Series, and Outlander read-along thread.

 

Review:(38:25)

 

This week we are reviewing Metropolitan Knits, by Melissa Wehrle

 

Straw Into Gold:(45:23)

 

Gigi has been doing homework for her Spin U class at Purlescence, spinning carbonized cotton and long staple wool in a long draw.

 

And Sew On:(50:08)

 

Jasmin worked on the summer dress for Genevieve.

 

Gigi has been working on the Nemesis Dress for SavvyGirlMelanie and she was attacked by the bodice back. She talks about the Point Presser with Clapper that she found at Joanne's. She mentions dissolving basting thread.

Direct download: Episode_277.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14pm PST

1000 Shades of Crazy - Episode 276 - The Knitmore Girls

 

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Are you a Smasher or a Popper?People tell us the most Jaw-dropping amazing personal things, and really helpful things - about all the time. After many years of listening we can share that unofficially/officially, our customers fall into two categories. DIY Smashers and Poppers. Huh?  Well, as you know, Lo-Lo Bars and To-Go Bars come in little round delicious smelling solid disks that pop out of the can. If you pop the bar out of the can, you’re a popper. But, if when the bar arrives, you dive right into smashing that bar into the can - well, you’re a DIY Smasher. Either way works because all that really matters is that it works for you. There is one side note. If you have ever left your bar in a very warm place and found that the disk is more of a suave, you are a smasher by default. The product is still good to use. Smash or Pop away - we want you to have it your way!  So, are you a Smasher or a Popper?

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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:(0:32)

 

Gigi has moved to the sleeves of the Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool.

 

Jasmin is organizing her knitting in canvas boxes from the Container Store. She has been working on the Chocolate Brown Rainbow socks from FabFunkyFibre (#operationsockdrawer). What are your shades of crazy?

 

 

Gigi has 3 more toes to knit on the Neon Now socks from Webs.

 

Jasmin is working on the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios.  She mentions Tess Yarns and Miss Babs.

 

Gigi is working on the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko, and mentioned the lovely buttons by Michael and Sheila Ernst.

 

Jasmin mentions the Geeky Girls Knit videocast, and the Knit Girllls Videocast. She also has been working on the Hitchhiker for the #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock.

 

Keep adding your photos to the Everlapse stream.

 

She mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

 

Events:(17:21)

 

June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

 

In Stitches:(18:31)

 

Gigi wore a previously loved cardigan.

 

Jasmin wore her Carli, the Eadon, and the Mondo Cable Cardi.

 

Genevieve loves wearing her Tangaroo sweater

 

 

 

Add your pictures to the Everlapse clip!

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:39)

 

This week we talk about vetting charities. She mentions Leslie of the Knit Girlls vidcast. She mentions the Red Scarf Project, Save the Children.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(29:08)

 

Gigi has been attacked by her Water's Edge. Also, she was mauled by her last skein of Cascade Ecological Wool.

 

Jasmin mentions Lucy Neatby.

 

Purloined:(35:26)

 

This week we are purloining Shenanigans from The Fat Squirrel Speaks. Jasmin mentions Like Water For Chocolate. Jasmin mentions the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Seattle Aquarium.

 

Franklin Habit's photography class is praised. Franklin's calendar

 

Review:(40:33)

 

This week we review Journey, by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

 

Straw Into Gold:(48:55)

 

Gigi has been spinning some long wool and some silk. She remembers watching the Sit and Spin DVD by J.C.Boggs.

 

Gigi mentions the lovely orifice hook from Michael and Sheila Ernst. . Jasmin talks about a silver orifice hook from Celtic Swan Forge.

 

She mentions Leslie Wind cable needles. She mentions Romi Hill orifice hooks, and the ones by Schacht.

 

Jasmin had been trying to spin up the last of her Merino Border Leicester fleece. We announce that we will announce the next SPAKAL sweaters in our next episode.

Direct download: Episode_276.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:30pm PST

Responsible Journalism - Episode 275 - The Knitmore Girls

 

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!  

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Are you a Smasher or a Popper?People tell us the most amazing. Jaw-dropping amazing personal things, and really helpful things - about all the time. After many years of listening we can share that unofficially/officially, our customers fall into two categories. DIY Smashers and Poppers. Huh?  Well, as you know, Lo-Lo Bars and To-Go Bars come in little round delicious smelling solid disks that pop out of the can. If you pop the bar out of the can, you’re a popper. But, if when the bar arrives, you dive right into smashing that bar into the can - well, you’re a DIY Smasher. Either way works because all that really matters is that it works for you. There is one side note. If you have ever left your bar in a very warm place and found that the disk is more of a suave, you are a smasher by default. The product is still good to use. Smash or Pop away - we want you to have it your way!  So, are you a Smasher or a Popper?

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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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Gigi has been working on the Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool. Jasmin has been making progress on the Chocolate Rainbow sock from FabFunkyFibre (#operationsockdrawer).

Gigi is knitting Neon Now Socks from Webs.

 

 

 

Jasmin is working on the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios from Uncommon Threads in Los Altos, CA. 

 

Gigi has started the Water's Edge cardigan from Coastal Knits LINK #matchymatchyKAL, out of Abstract Fiber Rothko. Genevieve will get the Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber Calder.

 

Jasmin has been working on the Hitchhiker #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock #Behmalong and the new pattern by Martina Behm, Tubularity.

 

 

She mentions labels for Knit-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

 

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)

- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want

- Include your Paypal email address in your PM

- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

 

Events:(9:14)

 

June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

 

We attended the classes taught by the wonderful Franklin Habit.

On the way we listened to

Fluffy Fibers Podcast

Just Another Bay Area Knitter (JABAK)

Knitting Pipeline

A Playful Day

Geeky Girls Knit

Yarngasm

 

We took Franklin Habit's Photographing Fiber class, had a wonderful time and learned a lot about light, composition and DIY's for expensive equipment.

 

Jasmin mentions Boston Jen, and Rick Mondragon.

 

Phenomenal food at the Actual Cafe next to A Verb For Keeping Warm, Zachary's Pizza, and cupcakes from James and the Giant Cupcake.

 

Sunday's class was History and Technique of Lace Knitting.  Phenomenal. Jasmin mentions our interviews with Nancy Bush and Galina. Franklin's calendar for prospective students.

 

In Stitches:(26:19)

 

Gigi wore her Katarina Jacket, her Cassidy, and her Frost Flower shawl.

 

Genevieve has been wearing her Tangaroo Sweater a lot

 

Jasmin wore the yellow beaded Citron, her Touch Me scarf ( pre-ravelry, no pics), her SPAKAL sweater, and her Seeded Rib hat (pre-ravelry, no pics). We love looking at the In Stitches thread in the forum and need to have this on Everlapse.

 

 

 

Mother Knows Best:(29:24)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about using variegated yarn. We mention Stephen West, Martina Behm, and Mary Scott Huff. Stripe Study, Color Affection. Lisa Souza and Brenda Patipa's patterns. Lucy Neatby.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:16)

 

Jasmin was attacked by the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel. She is very happy with the life preserver feature on Ravelry. She mentions  Try It On Tubing. Gigi was attacked by her Water's Edge.

 

We were both attacked by Franklin's Tree of Life lace pattern.

 

Review:(42:21)

 

This week we review: Woven Scarves by Jane Patrick and Stephanie Flynn Sokolov

 

Jasmin mentions The Weaver's Idea Book by Jane Patrick and the Cricket Loom LINKS

We read about Fringe Twister

 

We mention Outlander

 

Staw Into Gold:(51:32)

 

Gigi has been doing homework for her Spin U class at Purlescence, and spinning lace weight at 40+wpi. She mentions the Jacey Boggs art yarn video

 

Jasmin has been spinning on her Mini Spinner, getting ready for the SPAKAL.

 

And Sew On:( 56:06)

 

Gigi has been working on the Savvy Dress for SavvyGirl Melanie, and is thrilled with the technique for sewing lined sleeves.

 

Jasmin is working on inserting a zipper into a dress for Genevieve.

Direct download: Episode_275.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:29pm PST

Tangaroo- Episode 274 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Bar-Maids is a small-batch Washington skincare company that creates eco-luscious moisturizers. Based on family recipes handed down to Kismet Andrews, founder of Bar-Maids by her grandmother, the locally-sourced and skin-loving ingredients, moisturize and hydrate leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Easy to apply, small enough to pack, Bar-Maids travels worldwide. Whether your skin is thick or thin, treat it well. Do as Grandma says, "Get your Lo-Lo on!"

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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:(0:30)

Gigi has finished the Petit Four Socks out of My First Regia.  Jasmin has finished the Wonderful Wallaby #matchymatchyKAL.

Jasmin is planning to knit the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel. She ordered the Malabrigo Rios fom Uncommon Threads in Los Altos, CA.

Gigi finished the Loops and Threads socks. Jasmin picked up the Hitchhiker #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock. For Finishing Friday, Gigi found some yarn to finished her Hitchhiker with. Also she finished her "I think they glow in the dark" socks out of Regia Fluormania.

Jasmin  is working on the Chocolate Rainbow sock from FabFunkyFibre. (#operationsockdrawer) Gigi is working on the Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool. For the #matchymatchyKAL. she has cast on the Water's Edge cardigan out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko. Genevieve's matchy Mini Water's Edge is going to be knit out of Calder.

Jasmin talks about Knitmore-along Labels, provided by Sterling Name Tape Co. Labels are free, postage/fees/etc is $1.50 in the United States. (Donate the $1.50 at the button in the sidebar, PM cuteknitter via Ravelry to let Jasmin know how many shawl labels and how many sweater labels you'd like.)

Gigi has started Mending Monday, and has mended some really old stuff.

Events:(14:57)

- 3/29-30: We will be attending two classes taught by the charming Franklin Habit at A Verb For Keeping Warm:

      - Photographing your Fiber, and

      - History, Methods, and Styles of Lace knitting

We mention our interview with Franklin. Also, check out his blog: The Panopticon

- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

Mother Knows Best:(16:50)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about dry and cool hands for spinning. Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie McCuin.

Purloined:(24:35)

This week we purloin "Something I really like," from Dr. Gemma's Cogknitive podcast. We talk about Pinterest.  We are cuteknitter and Gigidahling on Pinterest.

Review:(31:32)

This week we review Lovely Knitted Lace, by Brooke Nico

Straw Into Gold:(42:09)

Gigi's homework is spinning for socks at 50+wpi. We announce that the 2014 SPAKAL will launch during Tour de Fleece 2014, and the SPAKAL 2014 thread is open. Gigi will spin the fleece she bought at the Monterey Wool Auction, that was processed by Shari of Morro Fleece Works.

And Sew On:(44:23)

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Gigi has been sewing darts on Melanie's dress and has been posting pictures on Instagram and talks about reverse threaded darts. [We will have to do a tutorial, since Gigi couldn't find it on the internet.]

Direct download: Episode_274.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm PST

Petit Fours - Episode 273 - The Knitmore GIrls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!  

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Bar-Maids eco-luscious moisturizers are handcrafted in the USA. Based on family recipes handed down to Kismet Andrews, founder of Bar-Maids, by her grandmother, the locally-sourced and skin-loving ingredients moisturize and hydrate, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Easy to apply, convenient to stash, did you know that Bar-Maids travels worldwide without threat of confiscation by TSA? Whether your skin is thick or thin, treat it well. Do as Grandma says, "Get your Lo-Lo on!"

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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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

 

On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Gigi finished knitting the Fluoromania socks out of Regia. Jasmin washed and wore her now finished SPAKAL  2012 sweater. Gigi is puzzled why the  Dr. Watson sweater is progressing slowly.

 

Jasmin is working on Wonderful Wallaby by Cottage Creations. for the  matchy-matchy KAL. She mentions the Ape Index.

 

Gigi has been working on the Loops and Threads sock and discovered that it had 10% cashmere.

Jasmin is working on tube socks for Genevieve, out of My First Regia from Nordic Mart. She ordered more from Love Knitting.com.

 

 Jasmin mentions Erica64. We talk about Therbligs, and we promised a definition. For #operationsockdrawer,  Jasmin has finished knitting her Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibres.

 

 

 

For Finishing Friday, Gigi finished two preemie hats, and for one of them she used a leaf pattern from Knitting on the Edge, by Nicky Epstein.

 

Events:(16:56)

 

- 3/29-30: We will be attending two classes taught by the charming Franklin Habit at A Verb For Keeping Warm:

      - Photographing your Fiber, and

      - History, Methods, and Styles of Lace knitting

We mention our interview with Franklin. Also, check out his blog: The Panopticon

- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

 

The Knit Wits are back, check them out!

Brenda Dayne has released a new episode of Cast On.

And: Stricktanz, a  new podcast in German.

Another new podcast: Mastering the Knits, hosted by Alicia and Natalie, formerly of BarkNKnit

 

In Stitches:(23:12)

 

Jasmin has finished her SPAKAL sweater and insists on wearing it.

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:58)

 

This week we anwer a couple of questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about knots.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(34:30)

 

Jasmin discovered her yarn for the Wallaby was from different dye lots. She mentioned the excellent customer service she got at Uncommon Threads. The tiny tube socks for Genevieve are different colors sets. We mention the 10 year warranty on Regia yarn.

 

Review:(40:30)

 

This week we review:

 

Toasty, Volume 1, by Coopknits

 

Straw Into Gold:(50:21)

 

Gigi has brought home lots of homework from her Spin U class at Purlescence and this week is spinning up 7oz of fiber to spin thick and thin, and 16 wpi.

 

And Sew On:(52:04)

 

We have been sewing. Jasmin spent one afternoon cutting and is now sewing summer dresses for Genevieve. She is very pleased with the service her machine got at Ray's Sewing.

 

Gigi is working on a dress and is doing a lot of stay stitching. She doesn't want to use a disappearing pen on fabric with silk content, so she will do thread marking.

Direct download: Episode_273.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57pm PST

Sleeping in Hats - Episode 272 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

bar maids

Are you a Smasher or a Popper?People tell us the most amazing. Jaw-dropping amazing personal things, and really helpful things - about all the time. After many years of listening we can share that unofficially/officially, our customers fall into two categories. DIY Smashers and Poppers. Huh?  Well, as you know, Lo-Lo Bars and To-Go Bars come in little round delicious smelling solid disks that pop out of the can. If you pop the bar out of the can, you're a popper. But, if when the bar arrives, you dive right into smashing that bar into the can - well, you're a DIY Smasher. Either way works because all that really matters is that it works for you. There is one side note. If you have ever left your bar in a very warm place and found that the disk is more of a suave, you are a smasher by default. The product is still good to use. Smash or Pop away - we want you to have it your way!  So, are you a Smasher or a Popper?

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:(0:30)

 

Gigi is half done with the front of the  Dr. Watson sweater. Jasmin finished the   Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibres. #operationsockdrawer. LINK? Gigi has been working on Fluoromania socks.  We are also excited about WEBS Neon Now sock yarn. #matchymatchyKAL.

 

Jasmin mentioned the  matchy-matchy Kal, the Barberry cardigan. She is also talking about the  Carli that she knitted for a Knitmore-A-Long, and leftover Little Lovely Malabrigo, that she  is knitting into a Wonderful Wallaby by Cottage Creations.

 

Jasmin mentions Genevieve's Little Oak cardigan out of Skinny Bugga. On Finishing Friday, Gigi wove in ends on the Color Affection, and she sewed on googly eyes and wove in ends on the Something Fishy Socks.

 

Jasmin finished her SPAKAL sweater! We are planning to start the next SPAKAL with the next Tour de Fleece. We are opening the thread on the forum for SPAKAL 2014.

 

We mention labels for our SPAKALs. $1.50 gets as many of the labels as you need in a 1 oz envelope. (This is for US listeners; International listeners, please PM Jasmin on Ravelry with your address for your shipping cost.)

 

Events:(16:56)

 

We will be attending:

- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

 

We announced the winners of the Halo's of Hope #podcasterthrowdown.

 

In Stitches:(22:25)

 

Gigi wore her previously loved cardi, and her Best Friend cardi. Genevieve wore the LGordon555 hat.


Mother Knows Best:(24:43)

 

We talked about finding things we talked about earlier in the show notes search box, like the Knitted graft.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(29:09)

 

Gigi was attacked by her sewing and managed to sew a sleeve to a neckline.

 

Purloined:(31:43)

 

This week we are purloining from the TV Knitting Podcast, hosted by StitchMistress. We talk about Shear Madness, on the National Geographic Wild channel.

 

Review:(37:13)

 

This week we review Botanical Knits 2, by Alana Dakos

 

Jasmin mentions Uncommon Threads in Los Altos and their Tree of Life sweater.

 

Straw Into Gold:(46:14)

 

Gigi is going her homework for the spinning classes she is taking at Spin U at Purlescence. this week it is 2oz  18 to 20 wpi at 20% twist. Reading assignments are out of The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning and  The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning by Judith MacKenzie Mc Cuin.

 

And Sew On:(47:46)

 

Gigi has been working on a muslin for Melanie of the Savvy Girls  podcast. She looked up a sleeve alteration in Fast Fit, by Sandra Betzina.

Direct download: Episode_272.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:29pm PST

Project Ridiculous - Episode 271 - The Knitmore Girls

 

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!   

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Lo-Lo Baby, available in Soft Vanilla, Lavender Dreams, and Plain and Simple has been a big hit among OBGYN staff, new moms, daycare personnel, and men over 60. A swipe on the diaper area, a bit for massage, or something to help with cradle cap we understand but why are men buying this?  So we asked…we had to. And they told us. They are buying Lo-Lo Baby and using it for itch, heat, and chafing in their southern hemisphere. We pressed on with our somewhat awkward questions and we found out that while they loved Lo-Lo Baby, they wanted two things to be different, the label and a cooling element. Along came Southern Comfort.  Don’t let the moustache on the label lead you think it’s only for men.  Women are buying it as well.  And yes, we asked.  And we were told they're using it for the same reasons, through they used different words like, friction and rash. Southern Comfort is ideal for those that bike (pedal or motor), those that wear skirts and no pantyhose, and those that could just use some comfort in their Southern Hemisphere. Southern Comfort is for external use only. To buy local, visit www.bar-maids.com or purchase on-line.

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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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

 

On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Gigi has started on her Finishing Friday routine and has blocked the Color Affection she knitted for kid brother Sam. Jasmin worked on her TEFKAKO project, which was to finish the Eadon. She is very pleased with the results, and loves doing mattress stitch.

 

Gigi is still working on her Dr. Watson sweater and is slowly making progress.

 

For #operationsockdrawer, Jasmin is working on socks out of Hardtwist, in the Blueflame colorway,  and enjoying it very much, and she is working on the  Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibres.

 

 

Gigi is working on a pair of vanilla socks in Loops and Threads, in the Cynthia variation, and a pair of vanilla socks out of Fluoromania by Regia.

 

Jasmin is working on her matchy-matchy Kal, the Barberry cardigan. She is knitting one for herself out of Rothko, and one for Genevieve out of Calder, both by Abstract Fiber.

 

Events:(15:14)

 

We will be attending:

- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

 

In Stitches:(18:14)

 

Gigi wore her Lady Elenor. Genevieve wore her Annie sweater. Jasmin mentions Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf, out of Cascade 220 Superwash. Gigi mentions Grandma's Secret Spot Remover.

 

Genevieve and Jasmin also snuggled under the Loveblanket, and Jasmin is thinking about knitting the Vivid. Genevieve also wore an alpaca hat that one of our listerners made.

 

Gigi borrowed Jasmin's Looped Loop shawl, and Jasmin wore her Boneyard shawl, her Knitmore Citron and her handspun Seneca, by Brooklyn Tweed. Gigi also wore her Eliina.

 

Mother Knows Best:(25:32)

 

This week we anwer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread, about what to do with a felted sock.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(30:16)

 

Jasmin has had a hard time with the assembly of her Eadon. She mentions Genevieve's Little Oak sweater.

 

Gigi had bought the wrong blocking wires, which worked out well when blocking her shawl.

 

Purloined:(40:49)

 

Gigi had a giant hole in her sock and discovered the Twist Collective sock darning technique. (scroll down to the pink sock with the lime green darning)

 

Review:(46:02)

 

This week we review Interpretations, by Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki

 

Straw Into Gold:(58:54)

 

Gigi is attending Spin U at Purlescence and is learning to spin thicker yarn now. A thank you for the Spinner's Control Card to Leslie!

Direct download: Episode_271.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20pm PST

Woolwind - Episode 270 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!   

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Lo-Lo Baby, available in Soft Vanilla, Lavender Dreams, and Plain and Simple has been a big hit among OBGYN staff, new moms, daycare personnel, and men over 60. A swipe on the diaper area, a bit for massage, or something to help with cradle cap we understand but why are men buying this?  So we asked…we had to. And they told us. They are buying Lo-Lo Baby and using it for itch, heat, and chafing in their southern hemisphere. We pressed on with our somewhat awkward questions and we found out that while they loved Lo-Lo Baby, they wanted two things to be different, the label and a cooling element. Along came Southern Comfort.  Don’t let the moustache on the label lead you think it’s only for men.  Women are buying it as well.  And yes, we asked.  And we were told they're using it for the same reasons, through they used different words like, friction and rash. Southern Comfort is ideal for those that bike (pedal or motor), those that wear skirts and no pantyhose, and those that could just use some comfort in their Southern Hemisphere. Southern Comfort is for external use only. To buy local, visit www.bar-maids.com or purchase on-line.

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:(0:31)

 

We mention visiting with Sasha, the amazing Spin Doctor.

 

Gigi has been working on Dr. Watson, her TEFKAKO project, also on a vanilla sock out of Loops and Threads Luxury Sock Yarn.

 

Jasmin has been working on her Blueflame socks, from Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist. She has started a new project, socks out of Fabel Prints by Drops.

 

Our listeners are awesome, Team Knitmore collected over 900 hats for Halos of Hope. We mention Namaste, and their Harlow bag.We will be announcing winners next week, after the totals are officially announced.

 

Events:(7:38)

 

We got to meet The Knotty Girls, The Knitters Brewing Company, we mention Melanie of the Savvy Girls. The play by play of our Stitches West experiences can be heard on Dr Gemma's Cogknitive podcast.

 

We mention our lunches from Specialties, and talking with Steve Malcom

 

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Meet-and-Greet. We mention Benjamin Levisay,

CEO of XRX Publishing, Stitches and charming host of the  Fiber Hooligan podcast.

 

We hung out with the 2 Knit Lit Chicks, Just Another Bay Area Knitting Podcast, Abby of Knit Knit Cafe, and Elizabeth Douherty.

 

We talk about the fashion show, and the new book by XRX, Knit in New Directions, by Myra Wood. We mention Rick Mondragon, editor of Knitters Magazine.

 

We mention Gigi's "How to sew in a label" demo, and lever knitting.

 

Best of Show:We are charmed by the Yarnover Truck. And we love Erin Lane Bags, and her bag club. Cephalopod Yarns. Knitter's Brewing Company (Team Sockoholic) Kits, especially Fangs!, Nordic Mart. Amy Herzog's Custom Fit site (and her book). Western Sky Knits, Rachael Herron, Miriam Felton, Romi Hill, Barmaids.

 

We mention the Yarniacs, Stash and Burn, the Knitting Rose, Galina Khmeleva, Alana of Never Not Knitting, Marly Bird of Yarn Thing.

 

We will be attending Fleeces, Food and Fun at the (Retzlaff) Winery, June 7th, 2014

 

In Stitches:(37:34)

 

Gigi wore her Katarina, and mentions new patterns at Cocoknits. Jasmin debuted her Boneyard shawl. She wore her Citron shawl, Gigi wore her Citron, her Cassidy and her Gran's

Hug. Curious George modeled Genevieve's Little Oak Cardigan in the Cephalopod booth.

 

Mother Knows Best:(43:05)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about travel knitting. Gigi mentions her Icarus shawl. Jasmin mentions Steven West shawls

 

Purloined:(48:00)

 

We purloin the amazing grosgrain ribbon treatment that Dataknitter did on her Cassidy. Misattributed: is her Acorn Sweater.

 

Review:(49:36)

 

This week we review Lit Knits, by Audry Nicklin.

 

We also gush about her Southern Skies, Celestarium and the new Equatorial Nights.


Ravellenic Update:(1:00:25)

 

Gigi did not place, she didn't even finish the back of her Dr. Watson sweater, much less finish the whole sweater.

 

Jasmin also ran short on time, but made good progress on her project, her SPAKAL sweater.

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:05:12)

 

Gigi mentions her Spin U class at Purlescence, and her homework assignment.

Direct download: Episode_270.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:28pm PST

Yarn Hygiene - Episode 269 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!

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With the Tucson Gem and Bead Show behind them, Bat-Maids makes their way up the California Coast to Stitches West in Santa Clara. Their newest scent, Juicy Pear will be featured as well as Southern Comfort, Fine Line Serum, and Lo-Lo Baby. If you are in a hurry, grab an Order Up card, fill it out and pick up your order later. Those gals will even text you when your order is ready. You can find the Bar-Maids in booth 1035/37. 

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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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

 

On The Needles:(0:36)

 

This Episode we have a guest: the fabulous Sasha Torres of the Spin Doctor podcast.

 

Sasha is working on the Simple Things shawlette by Mary-Heather Cogar that she dyed herself at the Stained Finger Dye Camp, hosted by Kim McBrian from Indigo Dragonfly. Gigi has blocked the Leafwise shawl, designed by Sivia Harding. Sasha is also knitting socks for her husband out of Abstract Fiber in the color Koi Pond.

 

Jasmin mentions her Boneyard shawl. Jasmin is finishing her second Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibres.sock. Also, she washed her  15 Color Rainbow socks from  FabFunkyFibres, Tis socks, and Sgt Pepper, and they game out of the washer dryer just as vibrant.

 

She is also thrilled about the socks she is knitting out of Hardtwist by Lisa Souza in Blue Flame.  She is thrilled about the design of the SPAKAL sweater, even if the yarn is too dark to knit at night.

 

Events:(10:19)

 

2/20-23: Stitches West 2014.

The Meet-and-Greet is scheduled from 11:30 to 12:30 on Saturday the 20th in The Purlescence Yarns booth (Booths 804, 806, 808, 903, 905, &amp; 907).

 

Prizes for the #PodcasterThrowdown:

 

- A lovely skein of Lollipop Yarn in the colorway Sweet Child o' Mine.

- A skein from Great Lakes Hand Dyed. #themapples

- Sivia Harding's Sister Joan Shawl, knit by Gigi

- From FabFunkyFibres: a skein of 15 color rainbow merino/cashmere/nylon

- A $100 gift certificate to Namaste

- Jasmin's handspun:

  • In the Air Tonight, superwash, 328yds, Crown Mountain Farms
  • Violet Cherry, Pidgeonroof Studios, 402 Superwash BFL (187) 374 yds
  • Atlantis Superwash Merino, Crown Mountain Farms, 500 yds  
  • $100 gift certificate from Namaste.

You can follow this on twitter and instagram using #podcasterthrowdown.

There will be a little something special for anyone who brings a hat for Halos to Stitches West, and bonus swag for preemie hats.

 

Gigi will be running a free workshop for sewing labels into Knitmore-Along shawls and garments. (Demo area 2, 1:30PM, Sunday 2/23)

 

Details about getting labels mailed to you (from us) to be announced after Stitches.

 

Also, if our team wins, we will have a drawing to give the podcaster fashion show tickets to a listener who donated a hat.

 

Watch out for the 20% off everything Barmaids coupon in our swag bags.

 

We mention our List of Stitches West Tips, and the Tracking Expenses Printout.

 

In Stitches:(16:41)

 

Sasha wore the Easy Drop Stitch Scarf out of Manos Yarn.

 

As soon as Gigi has blocked it, younger brother Sam will be wearing the Color Affection that Gigi has knit for him. Jasmin mentions Allison Jepson Hyde, author of  Wrapped in Comfort.

 

Gigi mentions that she wants to knit the Color Affection shawl out of KidSilk Haze. Jasmin suggests that she consider Superior cashmere silk blend for this project.

 

Jasmin wore her Citron out of Abstract Fiber Supersock in the Knitmore colorway.

 

Genevieve wore her Squirrel sweater. Jasmin washed the sweater in Soak. She mentions Zorbeez, and Tiny Tots cloth diapers. Genevieve also wore her Playful Stripes sweater, and Jasmin mentions Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf.

 

 Gigi mentions her Rocky Coast cardigan. 

 

Jasmin talks enthusiastically about drying her sweaters on the OXO Sweater Dryer. She mentions Handworks blocking wires, and Knitters' Blocks blocking mats, which are sold through Cocoknits.

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:58)

 

This week we answer questions from the "What to you want to hear about?" thread, about various fiber content in yarns, and how to wash socks.

 

We mention Regia and Trekking, and Smooshy sock yarn. Jasmin mentions Judith Mackenzie McCuin.  #operationsockdrawer

 

Purloined:(41:42)

 

This week we purloin "Chai" from "The Knit Knit Cafe", hosted byAbbyknitz

Gigi talks about her visit to the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. It is accessible through public transit.

 

Review:(45:35)

 

This week we review.Classic Knits (Marianne Isager Collection)

 

We mention Tess Ribbon, and Brooklyn Tweed (Jared Flood) photography.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(57:05)

 

Sasha was attacked by the moth eaten yarn of a friend.

 

Gigi dropped a stitch on her TEFKAKO, the Dr Watson sweater, and had the hardest time figuring out what had gone wrong. 

 

Ravellenic Update:(1:05:12)

 

Gigi is worried that she  wont reach her TEFKAKO goal in time. Jasmin  is working hard on SPAKAL sweater.

Direct download: Episode_269.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:17pm PST

TEFKAKO - Episode 268 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!

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Lo-Lo Baby, available in Soft Vanilla, Lavender Dreams, and Plain and Simple has been a big hit among OBGYN staff, new moms, daycare personnel, and men over 60. A swipe on the diaper area, a bit for massage, or something to help with cradle cap we understand but why are men buying this?  So we asked…we had to. And they told us. They are buying Lo-Lo Baby and using it for itch, heat, and chafing in their southern hemisphere. We pressed on with our somewhat awkward questions and we found out that while they loved Lo-Lo Baby, they wanted two things to be different, the label and a cooling element. Along came Southern Comfort.  Don’t let the moustache on the label lead you think it’s only for men.  Women are buying it as well.  And yes, we asked.  And we were told they're using it for the same reasons, through they used different words like, friction and rash. Southern Comfort is ideal for those that bike (pedal or motor), those that wear skirts and no pantyhose, and those that could just use some comfort in their Southern Hemisphere. Southern Comfort is for external use only. To buy local, visit www.bar-maids.com or purchase on-line.

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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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

 

On The Needles:(0:38)

 

Gigi has finished her Trekking Vanilla socks, and Vanilla socks out of Schoppelwolle.

Jasmin worked on the Barberry Kids cardigan for the #matchymatchy KAL.

 

She picked a night time project and got Hardtwist in Blue Flame by Lisa Souza, which is a lovely rainbow yarn, and is knitting socks on 2.25 needles.

 

She mentions the Watercolors sockyarn, by the Periwinkle Sheep in the Yarn Harlot colorway.

She has been wearing them regularly since 2009, and says they still look brand new. She is going to cast on the "Lucy's Hair" colorway next.

 

Gigi finished the 'Tis socks. She also cast on another pair of vanilla socks in Loops and Threads Luxury Sock yarn in the "Balloons" colorway.

 

She sewed buttons on two Button Tab Knit Hats, and dropped of another 6 hats at Purlescence, which brings her total to 20 hats.

 

Events:(9:95)

 

2/20-23: Stitches West 2014.

The Meet-and-Greet is scheduled from 11:30 to 12:30 on Saturday the 20th in The Purlescence Yarns booth (Booths 804, 806, 808, 903, 905, &amp; 907).

 

Prizes for the #PodcasterThrowdown:

 

A lovely skein of Lollipop Yarn in the colorway Sweet Child o' Mine.

A skein from Great Lakes Hand Dyed. #themapples

Sivia Harding's Sister Joan Shawl, knit by Gigi

From FabFunkyFibres: a skein of 15 color rainbow merino/cashmere/nylon

A $100 gift certificate to Namaste

Jasmin's handspun:

  • In the Air Tonight, superwash, 328yds, Crown Mountain Farms
  • Violet Cherry, Pidgeonroof Studios, 402 Superwash BFL (187) 374 yds
  • Atlantis Superwash Merino, Crown Mountain Farms, 500 yds 

You can follow this on twitter and instagram using #podcasterthrowdown.

There will be a little something special for anyone who brings a hat for Halos to Stitches West, and bonus swag for preemie hats.

 

Gigi will be running a free workshop for sewing labels into Knitmore-Along shawls and garments. (Demo area 2, 1:30PM, Sunday 2/23)

 

Details about getting labels mailed to you (from us) to be announced after Stitches.

 

We announced a new prize: $100 gift certificate from Namaste.

 

Also, if our team wins, we will have a drawing to give the podcaster fashion show tickets to a listener who donated a hat.

 

In Stitches:(19:20)

 

The only knits Gigi has been wearing are socks, wristers and a cowl.

 

Jasmin has been wearing her Blue Streak cardigan, The Yarn Girls' tunic, and her handspun Ribbi Cardi.

 

Genevieve has worn her Little Oak cardigan out of Cephalopod Yarn, an acrylic sweater Jasmin knit in high school, her duck sweater, and she snuggled under the Love blanket, and wore her Molly hat.

 

Andrew has been wearing his ten year sweater.

 

Mother Knows Best:(22:25)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What to you want to hear about?" thread, about a sweater gaping in the front.

 

We also respond to a question about hand fatigue. Jasmin mentions Carson Dehmer's ergonomics class. Gigi mentions the paraffin bath she got at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:42)

 

Gigi was repeatedly attacked by her cast on.

 

Jasmin was attacked by the cables on her SPAKAL sweater for her Ravellenic Knitting.

 

Also, the socks she is knitting turned out too big, the issue being the difference between US 2.75 instead of US 2.25 needles.

 

Gigi was working on her Dr Watson sweater for the TEFKAKO, (The Event Formerly Known As The Knitting O******s), and discovered it was too tight. Frogged.

 

Purloined:(39:30)

 

This week we are purloining "Yummies" from the Geeky Girls Videocast, hosted by Cece and Damaris.

 

We are watching the new season of Downton Abbey, the new season of The Walking Dead, Switched at Birth, and a lot of Sesame Street with lovely musical cameos.

 

StitchMistress has given Jasmin new suggestion for interesting tv. Also, Gigi is looking forward to watching Under the Gunn (CAUTION: NOISY SITE), hosted by the very dapper Tim Gunn.

 

Review:(42:29)

 

This week we are reviewing 2-at-a-Time Socks, by Melissa Morgan-Oakes


Ravellenic Updates:(52:40)

 

Gigi is knitting the Dr Watson sweater from the new Sherlock series. Jasmin is trying to finish her SPAKAL sweater for her TEFKAKO project.

 

Straw Into Gold:(  57:11)

 

Genevieve is starting to treadle for a few minutes at a time. Jasmin mentions Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf, and Woolbur.

 

Jasmin is spinning on the Merino Border leicester Cross and needs some variety.

 

She perused her stash and found fiber from a Cognitive Retreat, Smoky Mountain Fibers, in the colorway Summer Fruits, that she wants to spin a worsted weight. Jasmin is enjoying working on her Matchless.

 

Genevieve is helping her spin punis from Gourmet Stash.

 

Gigi is thrilled with the spinning course she is taking at Purlescence's Spin U. She has learned to ply, how to control the consistency of her yarn, and how to determine what thickness to spin. She is purloining technique from Leslie from the Knit Girllls videocast.

 

Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie McCuin's The Intentional Spinner and automotive paper towels.

 

Gigi mentions her Julia Louet wheel, and tells the story of the lace flyer.

 

And Sew On:(1:06:33)

 

Gigi sewed Halo hats out of polar fleece. The Halo hats on the website have three different sizes, but the top of the hat only comes in one size, which is a problem.

 

 Gigi also is working on a different series of hats in five different sizes.

 

Also, she looked though the new McCalls catalog and mentioned the sale on patterns at Hancock's, which she mistakenly attributed to Joanne's.

Direct download: Episode_268.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:23pm PST

Crème brûlée - Episode 267 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!

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East coast fans got to meet the face of Lo-Lo last weekend when Bar-Maids hit the Big Apple and debuted their full product line at Vogue Knitting Live. The ouuuuu's and ahhhhh's were a constant buzz at the Bar-Maids booth as customers got up close and personal. And though the Bar-Maids gals hit the town wearing their signature rosé colored glasses, it was the new scent, Juicy Pear, that intrigued New York fans. Fans were entertained by the sheer brilliance of those Bar-Maid gals when the internet failed. Quickly devising a plan which involved standing on a chair with the IPad register held high overhead and in a slightly northeast direction, connection was successful and sales commenced. Those rumors that New Yorkers are pushy and rude are simply not true. East Coast fans patiently waited their turn for the forty or more customers in front to make their purchases. And yes, disappointment was noted by a very different ahhhh...when Juicy Pear, Lavender Lil' and Hookah Girl sold out. Much lively banter was had by all and this cure got things moving.  If you missed Bar-Maids at Vogue Knitting Live last weekend, good news, now that they've had a taste of the big apple, Bar-Maids will be back for more.

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:(0:38)

Gigi is ready to put heels on four vanilla socks. She has washed her matchy-matchy swatch, and is waiting for it to dry. Jasmin is knitting on both of her matchy-matchy sweaters in the Barberry design out of Rothko and Calder and enjoying it a lot. #matchy-matchy KAL.

Jasmin is working on socks for #operation sockdrawer.  She also is very pleased that her Sgt Pepper and 15 Color Rainbow socks from  FabFunkyFibres are colorfast and held up beautifully to the washer and dryer.

Jasmin is working on two pairs of dk weight from Fancy Image Yarns. Gigi is insisting that the knitted Kitchener Stitch is even better than the sewn Kitchener stitch. Jasmin mentions Pattons Kroy sock yarn.

Gigi is working on the Mostly Warmness wristers by Martina Behm out of Schoppelwolle in Wunderkleckse.

Events:(11:38)

2/20-23: Stitches West 2014.

The Meet-and-Greet is scheduled from 11:30 to 12:30 on Saturday the 20th in The Purlescence Yarns booth.

Prizes for the #PodcasterThrowdown:

A lovely skein of Lollipop Yarn in the colorway Sweet Child o' Mine.

A skein from Great Lakes Hand Dyed. #themapples

Sivia Harding's Sister Joan Shawl, knit by Gigi

From FabFunkyFibres: a skein of 15 color rainbow merino/cashmere/nylon

Jasmin's handspun:

  • In the Air Tonight, superwash, 328yds, Crown Mountain Farms
  • Violet Cherry, Pidgeonroof Studios, 402 Superwash BFL (187) 374 yds
  • Atlantis Superwash Merino, Crown Mountain Farms, 500 yds

You can follow this on twitter and instagram using #podcasterthrowdown.

There will be a little something special for anyone who brings a hat for Halos to Stitches West, and bonus swag for preemie hats.

Gigi has donated 14 hats so far.

We mention the 2 Kni tLit Chicks mixer on Saturday 2 to 6 in the afternoon in the bar.

In Stitches:(15:33)

Gigi has been wearing socks, wristers and her Knitmore cowl.

Jasmin has been wearing socks and her Tempest cardigan.

Mother Knows Best:(19:02)

This week we answer a question from the "What to you want to hear about?" thread about knitting a first sweater, and sweaters for a pear shaped body.

Jasmin mentions CocoKnits and recommends the Ribby Cardy. We mention Old Navy for good value jeans. Jasmin also recommends Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague, and  Knit to Flatter, by Amy Herzog.

Purloined:(30:27)

This week we are purloining "Munch, Burp, Slurp" and "Playful Parenting" from the A Playful Day podcast.

Jasmin references The New York Times Dessert Cookbook that she checked out from the Sunnyvale Public Library, and The New York Times Dessert Cookbook and the The Cook's Illustrated Baking Book.

Review:(37:42)

This week we review Scottish Knits, by Martin Storey.

We mention the Tam and Mitts from Hitch!

We talk about Outlander. Gigi mentions the German translation of Outlander, called Feuer und Stein.

Jasmin mentions Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified, by Philosophers' Wool.

Ravellenic Training:(46:40)

Week Six of Ravellenic Training. Establish your knitting support. Jasmin talks about Team Sasquatch and the Pit Crew thread. Here are the Original Knitting Olympics rules, as originally posted by the Yarn Harlot.

Straw Into Gold:(48:25)

Gigi has started Spin U at Purlescence, and is very pleased with all the things she is learning.

Jasmin talks about her phone conversation with Sherry from Morro Fleece Work, and mentions Woolbur.

And Sew On:(52:57)

Gigi attended the third session of her moulage class.

Direct download: Episode_267.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Renegades - Episode 266 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

East coast fans got to meet the face of Lo-Lo last weekend when Bar-Maids hit the Big Apple and debuted their full product line at Vogue Knitting Live. The ouuuuu's and ahhhhh's were a constant buzz at the Bar-Maids booth as customers got up close and personal. And though the Bar-Maids gals hit the town wearing their signature rosé colored glasses, it was the new scent, Juicy Pear, that intrigued New York fans. Fans were entertained by the sheer brilliance of those Bar-Maid gals when the internet failed. Quickly devising a plan which involved standing on a chair with the IPad register held high overhead and in a slightly northeast direction, connection was successful and sales commenced. Those rumors that New Yorkers are pushy and rude are simply not true. East Coast fans patiently waited their turn for the forty or more customers in front to make their purchases. And yes, disappointment was noted by a very different ahhhh...when Juicy Pear, Lavender Lil' and Hookah Girl sold out. Much lively banter was had by all and this cure got things moving.  If you missed Bar-Maids at Vogue Knitting Live last weekend, good news, now that they've had a taste of the big apple, Bar-Maids will be back for more.

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 two pairs of Vanilla socks, one out of Steinbach Wolle and the other one out of Trekking. Jasmin is working on some DK weight socks a la udontcallmeles from the Knit Girllls podcast.

Jasmin mentions Regia 6 ply and Fancy Image Yarns. She is doing a 48 st sock with a Cynthia variation on 3.00 mm needles. (2.5 US) and an afterthought heel. Gigi also reminisces about getting hooked on sock knitting after seeing Fancy Image Yarns.

Gigi dropped off four more hats for Halos of Hope, bringing her total to six. Also this week she has finished 7 more hats to donate.

Prizes for the #PodcasterThrowdown:

A lovely skein of Lollipop Yarn in the colorway Sweet Child o' Mine.

A skein from Great Lakes Hand Dyed. #themapples

Sivia Harding's Sister Joan Shawl, knit by Gigi

From FabFunkyFibres: a skein of 15 color rainbow merino/cashmere/nylon

Jasmin's handspun:

  • In the Air Tonight, superwash, 328yds, Crown Mountain Farms
  • Violet Cherry, Pidgeonroof Studios, 402 Superwash BFL (187) 374 yds
  • Atlantis 402 Superwash Merino, Crown Mountain Farms, 500 yds

You can follow this on twitter and instagram using #podcasterthrowdown.

There will be a little something special for anyone who brings a hat for Halos to Stitches West, and bonus swag for preemie hats.

Gigi has also been working on the Mostly Warmness wristers by Martina Behm, and is using a Wanda for the crochet parts. Jasmin references the interview with Sivia Harding.

Jasmin is working on her Matchy-Matchy KAL project, the Barberry Cardigan out of Abstract Fiber Rothko. Check for special info on the first post on the Matchy-Matchy Kal thread in the forum.

Jasmin went digging in her Area 51, and unearthed her Neapolitan Cashmere Cowl. For #operationsockdrawer she is working on the Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibre.

Events:(13:53)

2/20-23: Stitches West 2014.

The Meet-and-Greet is scheduled from 11:30 to 12:30 on Saturday the 20th in The Purlescence Yarns booth.

In Stitches:(15:11)

Jasmin wore her Mondo Citrus cardigan out of Cascade Quatro, which is lighter weight than the one she knitted out of the more substantial Abstract Miro

Mother Knows Best:(16:06)

This week we answer a question about ripcords for afterthought heels. Jasmin mentions Lacis, Baroque Crochet Cotton and Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton. Jasmin mentioned her We Need a Little Christmas sock from Lollipop Yarn.

We also pondered another question about what to do with old swatches. Jasmin mentions her IKEA table. We mention the interview with Ysolda Teague. We ask for ideas.


When Knitting Attacks:(25:34)

The toe of a vanilla sock attacked Gigi.

Review:(27:07)

This week Genevieve reviews Hank and Gracie Save the Day by Stacy Klaus and illustrated by Molly Wade.

Genevieve also mentions the Phoebe stories (Phoebe's Birthday and Phoebe's Sweater) Jasmin mentions articles about screen time for children (NPR, CBS, Scientific American)

She also mentions Mouseton Abbey. Gigi is intrigued about the concept of using needles with wings to sew holes into zipper tape, to prepare them for being knitted into garments.

Jasmin mentions Alison Hyde.

Ravellenic Training:(40:00)

Week five of Ravellenic training, read directions and mark your size. If applicable, make sure you are on the team roster.

 

Thank you to Arlin from the Lost Geek podcast, and Coggie from the High Fiber Diet, for all their hard work.

Jasmin is thinking about finishing her Cassidy or her SPAKAL sweater for the Ravellenics, and Gigi wants to knit the Dr. Watson sweater.

And Sew On:(43:11)

Gigi's moulage class was more involved, and complicated than she expected, and she is frustrated.

Direct download: Episode_266.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm PST

Metric Revolution - Episode 265 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!

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The Bar-Maids staff is asked one question more than any other, “What scent should I buy for my friend, mother, brother, {you fill in the blank}”. And the response they give is, “We don’t pick scents for people as scents trigger memories and we would only wish for good ones, not bad ones”.  Scents are powerful. Not only can they instantly bring back a flood of memories scent can also influence people’s mood, affect their work performance and even buying preferences.

Watching someone’s face and listening to their first comment when they choose a scent is a both a gift and a surprise claims the staff at Bar-Maids.  For instance, Patchouli brings so much joy to people  that loved the 60’s  though an equal amount of people share they have few memories of that period and don’t wish to relive them.  Honeysuckle and Honey-Do Almond seems to trigger a lot of grandmother memories, while Sweet Plumeria reminds people of vacation and Hawaii. 

Though Bar-Maids staff won’t pick scents for people they do share their top selling scents - which usually mean s that if you are buying a scent for someone you are pretty safe with:  Vanilla Moon, Red Clover Tea, Lavender Lil, Coco-Mango, Cucumber Melon, Pink Grapefruit, Lemongrass, and Bergamot.  

The most unique memory shared to date? The scent that reminded a customer of her little pony. The toy, not the animal.  Stop by the Bar-Maids and take a walk down memory lane. In January and February you can catch them at TNNA in San Diego, Vogue Knitting Live in New York, The Best Bead Show in Tucson, Arizona and Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA

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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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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!   

On The Needles :(0:36)

Jasmin talks about the Geeky Girls Knit podcast. We change the name of the Mommy and Me Kal to the Matchy Matchy Kal (#matchymatchyKAL). Rules can be found on the forum thread. Make it work!

Jasmin is working on the Barberry Cardigan out of Rothko in the Saffron colorway, and she is having too much fun with all the cables. She is also enjoying the Leslie Wind cable needle. She talks about using these highliters on her chart.

Prizes for the #PodcasterThrowdown:

A lovely skein of Lollipop Yarn in the colorway Sweet Child o' Mine.

A skein from Great Lakes Hand Dyed. #themapples

Sivia Harding's Sister Joan Shawl, knit by Gigi

From FabFunkyFibres: a skein of 15 color rainbow merino/cashmere/nylon

Jasmin's handspun:

  • In the Air Tonight, superwash, 328yds, Crown Mountain Farms
  • Violet Cherry, Pidgeonroof Studios, 402 Superwash BFL (187) 374 yds
  • Atlantis 402 Superwash Merino, Crown Mountain Farms, 500 yds

You can follow this on twitter and instagram using #podcasterthrowdown.

There will be a little something special for anyone who brings a hat for Halos to Stitches West, and bonus swag for preemie hats.

Gigi has been knitting Halos of Hope hats and has finished the Bend hat . She mentions the Käänteinen hat. She also finished another preemie hat. Excavation of Area 51 turned up some unfinished fruit hats. She used a leaf patterns from Knitting on the Edgefor decoration. Jasmin mentions leaf patterns by Alana Dakos.

Jasmin mentions prizes for Halos and our Stitches West Meet-and-Greet. Jasmin is working on the Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibre #operationsockdrawer, and on a pair of Pinky Promise Socks by Lollipop Yarn. She mentions craftygirl83. Gigi is working on Vanilla socks out of Trekking and Steinbach Wolle.

Events:(22:27)

2/20-23: Stitches West 2014.

We are planning a Meet-and-Greet, and will have something special for listeners who bring a Halo hat, and something different for listeners who bring a preemie hat.

 

Jasmin mentions listening to the Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast.

In Stitches:(24:22)

Gigi wore her grey Citron and looked very polished. She also enjoyed wearing her Strong Heel socks. Our overnight guest got a "guest gift" pair of socks.

Jasmin wore the Ribby Cardi out of her handspun. Genevieve wore the Elmo scarf, out of Pez.CANT FIND PEZ YARN

Post pictures of yourself in your knits on the In Stitches thread in the forum.

Mother Knows Best:(27:13)

This week we answer a question from the "What to you want to hear about?" thread about  teaching a child to knit. Gigi mentions squares made into toys. Jasmin talks about The Rules Of Knitting.

When Knitting Attacks:(35:19)

Jasmin talks about how picking your purl stitches makes them sit differently on the knitting needle, which gives a different picture on one's knitting.

Purloined:(38:17)

This week we are purloining from the Knotty Girls Knitcast, and talk about the metric system. We declare that we are starting a metric revolution, because it makes knitting math so much easier. Gigi mentions Distelfliege and the Urbane Spinnstube podcast.

Review:(41:47)

This week we review Hitch, edited by Stephanie Tallent

 

Ravellenic Training:(57:51)

Week 4 of Ravellenic Training: Hunt for Errata.  

 

Jasmin references Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and the original Knitting Olympics rules.

 

Jasmin thanks Arlin from the Lost Geek podcast and Coggie from the High Fiber Diet podcast for all their work on the forum.

 

Gigi reports that Team Yeti is participating.

Straw Into Gold:(1:02:39)

Jasmin states that in an effort to have a neater house and less stuff taking up room, she has been spinning up her Merino Border Leicester.

And Sew On:(1:02:58)

Gigi is enrolled in a Moulage class where she will make a sloper. She will have a master pattern to adjust her fashion patterns, so all the dresses she sews will fit perfectly.

Direct download: Episode_265.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30am PST

Yarn Pantry - Episode 264 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Want a great deal on a great yarn?  Check out our Calder special!  We got a deal on giant, 10 ounce skeins of this wonderful sportweight SuperWash merino, and we are passing that deal on to you. Just one skein will make a child size sweater or baby blanket. Two to three for an adult. This special us only available until these skeins are gone, so hop on over to Abstractfiber.com and grab some up for yourself!  

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The Bar-Maids staff is asked one question more than any other, “What scent should I buy for my friend, mother, brother, {you fill in the blank}”. And the response they give is, “We don’t pick scents for people as scents trigger memories and we would only wish for good ones, not bad ones”.  Scents are powerful. Not only can they instantly bring back a flood of memories scent can also influence people’s mood, affect their work performance and even buying preferences.

Watching someone’s face and listening to their first comment when they choose a scent is a both a gift and a surprise claims the staff at Bar-Maids.  For instance, Patchouli brings so much joy to people  that loved the 60’s  though an equal amount of people share they have few memories of that period and don’t wish to relive them.  Honeysuckle and Honey-Do Almond seems to trigger a lot of grandmother memories, while Sweet Plumeria reminds people of vacation and Hawaii. 

Though Bar-Maids staff won’t pick scents for people they do share their top selling scents - which usually mean s that if you are buying a scent for someone you are pretty safe with:  Vanilla Moon, Red Clover Tea, Lavender Lil, Coco-Mango, Cucumber Melon, Pink Grapefruit, Lemongrass, and Bergamot.  

The most unique memory shared to date? The scent that reminded a customer of her little pony. The toy, not the animal.  Stop by the Bar-Maids and take a walk down memory lane. In January and February you can catch them at TNNA in San Diego, Vogue Knitting Live in New York, The Best Bead Show in Tucson, Arizona and Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA

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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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

On The Needles:(0:35)

Gigi has finished her second Windschief hat for Halos of Hope. Jasmin mentions Fiber Hooligan, and Craftsy, Caro Sheridan (SplitYarn) co-authored Knitting it Old School with Stitchy McYarnpants. And she does camera straps for SLR cameras.

Gigi also signed up for her Pixel Quilts class. Jasmin mentions her Photography Primer class, which we will review later.

Team Sockoholics is gaining on us, and Jasmin reminds everyone that Cascade Yarns is covering the shipping to clinics for hats that #TeamKnitmore is collecting.

Prizes for the #PodcasterThrowdown:

A lovely skein of Lollipop Yarn in the colorway Sweet Child o' Mine.

A skein from Great Lakes Hand Dyed. #themapples

Sivia Harding's Sister Joan Shawl, knit by Gigi

From FabFunkyFibres: a skein of 15 color rainbow merino/cashmere/nylon

Jasmin's handspun:

  • In the Air Tonight, superwash, 328yds, Crown Mountain Farms
  • Violet Cherry, Pidgeonroof Studios, 402 Superwash BFL (187) 374 yds
  • Atlantis 402 Superwash Merino, Crown Mountain Farms, 500 yds

You can follow this on twitter and instagram using #podcasterthrowdown.

There will be a little something special for anyone who brings a hat for Halos to Stitches West, and bonus swag for preemie hats.

Gigi has also finished the Claudia hat, and is working on the Bend hat by Irina Dimitrieva, out of CashVero, currently on sale at Webs.

Jasmin is working on her Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibres. And she is very excited about #operationsockdrawer on Everlapse. We mention Knit Knit Cafe.

Gigi is knitting on a preemie hat, the 'Tis sock from Invictus Yarn, and a Vanilla sock out of Steinbach Wolle.  

 

She is also working on a preemie hat for the Head to Toe Project book out of Heritage Sock yarn in Quatro, and is surprised by how lovely it is. She also mentions the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet.

Jasmin mentions Jade from The Geek Girl Crafts podcast.

We are launching a new KAL:

The Mommy and Me Knitalong! (#mommyandmeKAL)

Jasmin is knitting matching Barberry cardigans for herself and Genevieve, out of 

Abstract Fiber Calder and Abstract Fiber Rothko, in the Saffron colorway. Gigi will be knitting matching Waters edge and Mini Waters Edge cardigans out of the same yarn in "Red".

We are also recommending:

- the Wildflower and Wee Wildflower by Alana Dakos, Gnarled Oak and Little Oak cardigan, Spring Garden Tees by Alana Dakos. Discount code "mommyandme".

- Knitbot and Knitbot Kids.

- Also anything by Tincanknits comes in a great size range and would work for this knitalong. 

- Knit with Me by Gudrun Johnston, which works for moms and teenage to adult daughters (like KnittyBarb and Tracy from the 2KnitLitChicks podcast.)

- Moody and Cinnamon sweaters are edgy and cute in worsted weight yarn, with short sleeves.

 

#mommyandmeKAL. There will be a thread in the forum. There will be prizes for listeners who post pictures of both sweaters in the forum.

Events:(21:35)

2/20-23: Stitches West 2014.

We are planning a meet and greet, and will have something special for listeners who bring a Halo hat, and something different for listeners who bring a preemie hat.

Contest:(22:49)

We announce the winners of our Do Some More Good Contest:

Bluflame9940 won a Lolo Bar trio

Wurster-weight won Abstract Fiber Cosmopolitan Fiber

Kwilla won the Namaste Harlow Bag

iHeartcraft won the Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits, and the Unofficial Harry Potter Knits magazines

Knitftyknit75 (Fiber and Fabric podcast) won the Gourmet Stash punis 

Kristoemily won two coordinating skeins of Rothko from Abstract Fiber

Northmom won the Erin Lane Bucket bag

In Stitches:(26:42)

Gigi wore the previously loved cardigan from Laura, a v-neck cardigan and a side to side cardigan, Sweet Tomato Heel socks and socks from Charlene Church's Little Box of Socks.

 

Jasmin wore her Carli cardigan, Genevieve wore her Molly hat, Andrew wore a sideways knitted hat, and a woven scarf.

 

Great Grandpa wore the scarf that Gigi knitted for him when she was a teenager. We mentions Grandpa's scarf that Jasmin knit.

Mother Knows Best:(29:58)

This week we answer a question from the "What to you want to hear about?" thread about how to find discontinued  yarn.

 

We talk about keeping a well stocked yarn pantry.

Purloined:(32:43)

This week we are purloining the point system that Tini and Maria Denmark introduced on their Twin Needle podcast.

Review:(38:05)

This week we are reviewing The Velveteen Rabbit Kit, by Little Skein.

Ravellenic Training:(46:56)

Week three of Ravellenic Training. Wind your yarn.

Straw Into Gold:(47:54)

Gigi talks about the Bosworth Feather spindle that Santa brought her. Jasmin thanks Santa's helper

Leslie from the Knit Girllls podcast. There was also an awesome Loop batt.

And Sew On:(57:24)

Gigi is working on altering GrandpaDahling's suit pants.

Direct download: Episode_264.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm PST

A Christmas Miracle - Episode 263 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Abstract Fiber's new club offerings are ready to go!  We've changed our clubs so they are all new for 2014!  The first offerings are in budget-friendly 4 month bundles promising new yarns new colors and never before offered fiber blends.  Join us as we explore new fibers in the new year!  Sign up now at Abstractfiber.com. 

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All the staff at Bar-Maids is wishing you an exciting and safe New Years! To finish off 2013 in style, Bar-Maids is offering an exclusive discount to Knitmore Girls listeners of 20% on orders placed between now and January 5, 2014. Do you have your Lo-Lo on? Take advantage of this exclusive offer by entering the coupon code  KNITMOREGIRLS  at check out. The code KNITMOREGIRLS must be in caps. Yes, you heard that right, exclusively to our listeners, Bar-Maids is offering 20% off your total order when purchased at www.Bar-Maids.com between now and December 31, 2013. Use coupon code (all in caps): KNITMOREGIRLS.

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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:(0:35)

Gigi has been knitting on the 'Tis socks out of Invictus Yarn. Jasmin has finished Andrew's Anniversary Sweater, handspun and handknit. (Shari from Morro Fleece Works did the processing.)

Gigi has been knitting on the Lorelei. Jasmin finished her We Need a Little Christmas sock from Lollipop Yarn for #operationsockdrawer . Jasmin mentions Savvy Girl Melanie, and Joan of  Lollipop Yarn .

Gigi knitted two Button Tab Hats, and two Windschief hats out of CashVero, for the  Halos of Hope #podcasterthrowdown.

Prizes for the #PodcasterThrowdown:

A lovely skein of Lollipop Yarn in the colorway Sweet Child o' Mine.

A skein from Great Lakes Hand Dyed. #themapples

Sivia Harding's Sister Joan Shawl, knit by Gigi

From FabFunkyFibres: a skein of 15 color rainbow merino/cashmere/nylon

Jasmin's handspun:

  • In the Air Tonight, superwash, 328yds, Crown Mountain Farms
  • Violet Cherry, Pidgeonroof Studios, 402 Superwash BFL (187) 374 yds
  • Atlantis 402 Superwash Merino, Crown Mountain Farms, 500 yds

You can follow this on twitter and instagram using #podcasterthrowdown.

There will be a little something special for anyone who brings a hat for Halos to Stitches West, and bonus swag for preemie hats.

Jasmin mentions the JanuaryOne blog.

Jasmin worked on her Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibres. She is also working on GreyBrown Marled socks out of Patons Kroy.

We are working on the Head to Toe Book of Preemie Hats, yarn courtesy of Cascade Yarns. We mention the #Behmalong.

Jasmin's theme for 2014 is "Less is more". Gigi's theme for 2014 is "More!'

This weeks German word is Sylvester.

Events:(23:01)

2/20-23: Stitches West 2014.

Contest:(23:53)

We talk about our Annual Do Some More Good Contest, which launched on Thanksgiving.

Do some GREATER good on a local, national or global level!

We mention some of our favorite Do Some More Good Entries.

Jasmin announces prizes:

Lolobar trio

Erin Lane Bucket bag

Namaste Harlow Bag

 

In Stitches:(26:55)

Gigi wore a gifted cardigan of undocumented provenance, a fun fur shawlette, socks, cowls and the Basic Chic Pulli. Jasmin wore her handspun Ribbi Cardi. Also, her Looped Loop cowl. Genevieve wore her Duck cardigan, and a woven gingham scarf.

Mother Knows Best:(31:32)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about thread?", about planning garments for weight gain, and what to do with knits that don't fit anymore.

Jasmin mentions the Mondo Cable cardigan, and Hannah Fettig patterns.


When Knitting Attacks:(38:28)

Gigi was attacked by a Baseball Jersey sleeve. Jasmin had knitted the aforementioned sleeve. Said sleeve attacked her repeatedly. She mentions that patterns with helpful errata in ravelry have a life preserver icon.

Review:(42:26)

This week we review Cascadia, by Amanda Milne and Fiona McLean of KnitSocial


Ravellenic Training:(46:41)

Assignment for this week is check your stash and unearth/ purchase the yarn/materials for your project.


Holidays with the Knitmores:(48:43)

We talk about our favorite holiday movies, we mention The Muppet Christmas Carol, California Raisin and other Claymation Christmas, Die Hard and Die Hard 2, Love Actually, Elf, and Rent.

And Sew On:(50:21)

Gigi shortened a pair of Jeans. And she repaired a Navajo rug that had torn warp threads.

Direct download: Episode_263.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm PST