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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 PDT

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!"

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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:(0:34)

 

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 PDT

Sleeping in Hats - Episode 272 - 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 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?

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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 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 PDT

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 PDT