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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
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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!

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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:(0:32)

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 PDT

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

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)

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 PDT

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!  

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

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!

 photo squarespace-logo-horizontal-white_zps098ad227.jpg

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 PDT

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.

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 '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.

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