Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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You probably attend an event at least once a year. Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short that your plan includes the necessary pit stop (crossing your fingers for short lines) and visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.
As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes there is a sudden run on your favorite scent or product and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just stinks!
Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple and fast, you’ll LOVE the experience!
Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com for directions, and we'll even text you a reminder during the event!
 
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 All that yarn you're getting this holiday season needs a snug home for the winter. Show your yarn and your projects what they mean to you buy giving them an erinlane bag. Starting black Friday through December 24 save 15% storewide and get free shipping on all orders over $50. Plus get double loyalty points!

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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 Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.
Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.


On The Needles:(0:55)

 

Gigi put some trim on a preemie hat. She has four pair of socks on the needles. There will be a #projectsweaterchestKAL coming up.

 

She started a pair of socks in the Twelve Days of Christmas colorway, by Berry Colorful Yarnings on the Saturated Sparkle Sock base. 75% merino, 25%nylon, 5% stellina.

 

She started a sock in the Under the Mistletoe colorway, by Julianna's Fibre, in the base Lucid Dream Sock Yarn, 80% superwash merino, 20 % nylon.

 

She is still working on the Meilenweit Citrus Socks, and the Meilenweit Multiringel socks, both in a Vanilla sock pattern.

 

Jasmin was enabled by the Fat Squirrel Speaks into buying Julianna's Fibre and bought some Under the Mistletoe for herself.

 

She has made excellent progress on Genevieve's  Coronation Cardigan, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings. She finished a hat for Andrew that only had an inch of knitting left. She wrote up the pattern on her project page

 

She also made progress on the Elsa gloves, and she really likes to work on the beading.

She is also working on the  Bifrost Scarf scarf.

 

Gigi blocked a swatch for her second Rocky Coast cardigan out of gunmetal grey Cascade Yarns Eco Wool

 

Jasmin is sewing grosgrain ribbon and weaving in ends on the  Kobayashi Maru and enthusing about the TincanKnits Twelve days of advent, where they have a free pattern every day.

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In Stitches:(16:10)

 

Gigi has been wearing her Flamingo Feathers,

her Knitmore cowl, mostly Vanilla socks, and wristers.  She needs to knit herself some hats and cowls. Woolly Wormhead, Alana Dakos, Bonne Marie Burns, and Tincan Knits are designers whose patterns she is going to look at for patterns.

 

Jasmin wore her Mondo Cable cardi, the Twist Cardigan, the ola hat, the Rocky Coast cardigan with the Leslie Wind Disc latch

 

Genevieve wore her Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat

 

Rex wore his  Bumble hat from C.C. from the Geeky Girls Knit podcast , Baby Puerperium that Cchellez knit for him, and the Purl Soho Baby cardi.

 

Sam wore a hat mom had knitted for him some time ago.


Contest:(27:26)

 

Our annual Do Some Good Contest :

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 close around January 6th.


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

 

Do Some Good prizes:

Lolo Foot bar

a very big Erin Lane bag, 

and a Leslie Wind cable needle ring 

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#grinchalong

The Grinch-along. Starting date December 1st.

 

There are only two rules:

 

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!:

 

- A Lolo Foot Bar

- An Erin Lane bag

- A skein of CephalopodTraveller

- a Leslie Wind cable needle ring

- a skein of sock yarn in the "Board Shorts" colorway, by Julianna's Fibre.

-  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.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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Mother Knows Best:(29:34)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum about storing and displaying winter knitwear decoratively. Gigi suggests Command Hooks. Jasmin suggests an IKEA photo wire. Let us hear what your suggestions are. Also, earburning Susan B. Anderson!


When Knitting Attacks:(36:57)

 

Gigi was beading on her Viajante and noticed that she had started the beading mid row and will tink it back to the beginning of the row.

 

Jasmin mentions Kristine Beeson who beaded her Viajante, and did a beautiful job.

 

Jasmin was going to be very efficient and knit both of Genevieve's gloves at the same time and identical.  She really wanted to knit a left and a right glove. Ripped back.

 

Review:(41:59)

 

This week we review

Susan B. Anderson's Kids' Knitting Workshop

 

Jasmin also likes Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf, and is very fond of Melanie Falick's Kids Knitting: Projects for Kids of all Ages and Lucy Neatby's Learn to Knit DVD

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(53:39)

 

We have affirmations for the holidays:

 

It is going to be ok.

It doesn't have to be perfect.

 

Jasmin is cooking potato soup out of America's Test Kitchen.

 

And, importantly, if you need help, please call someone.

Direct download: Episode_357.mp3
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This weeks episode is sponsored by

 

You probably attend an event at least once a year. Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short that your plan includes the necessary pit stop (crossing your fingers for short lines) and visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.

As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes there is a sudden run on your favorite scent or product and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just stinks!

Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple and fast, you’ll LOVE the experience!

Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com for directions, and we'll even text you a reminder during the event!

 

All that yarn you're getting this holiday season needs a snug home for the winter. Show your yarn and your projects what they mean to you buy giving them an erinlane bag. Starting black Friday through December 24 save 15% storewide and get free shipping on all orders over $50 (Coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY2015). Plus get double loyalty points!

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 Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.


On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin is making progress on the Coronation Cardigan, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings.

Gigi is knitting socks, out of Trekking yarn she bought at the Pajama Jammie Jam and she thought would stripe, and she is pleased as punch with the look.

 

Jasmin finished knitting the Gramps Cardigan by Kate Oates ( not to be confused with Gramps, by Tincanknits)

 

Gigi suggests Tandy leather for leather scraps, or alternatively Michaels.

 

Gigi has worked on preemie hats.

 

Jasmin is finishing  Kobayashi Maru cardigan, from the Playdate  cardigan by Tincanknit, out of Fibernymph "Star Trekkies".

 

Jasmin is planning to wash Genevieve's Elsa Sweater once a week  in Unicorn Fibers Beyond Clean Woolwash.

 

She is also working on the Bifrost Scarf,which she is enjoying tremendously.

 

Also, she found a cashmere worsted weight hat that she started for Andrew ages ago, and is planning to finish it.

 

 In Stitches:(13:51)

 

Jasmin: wore her Mondo Cable cardi

 

Genevieve wore her Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, Gigi's Grey Citron 

 

Rex: wore the  Bumble hat from C.C. from the Geeky Girls Knit podcast , Baby Puerperium that Cchellez knit for him, and LaraNeel's Keys to the Castle

 

Gigi wore her  Carli, Peacock Plumes, the old v-neck cardigans, Knitmore cowl, and the

Mojo socks. The mojo socks turned out rather long and think in her shoes. The directions say to stretch when measuring length. They need to be stretched quite a bit.

 

 Gigi mentioned that Threads has an article about handsewn buttonhole.

 

Contest:(19:35)

 

Our annual Do Some Good Contest :

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 close around January 6th.


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

 

Do Some Good prizes:

Lolo Foot bar

a very big Erin Lane bag, 

and a Leslie Wind cable needle ring 

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

#grinchalong

The Grinch-along. Starting date December 1st.

 

There are only two rules:

 

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!:

 

- A Lolo Foot Bar

- An Erin Lane bag

- A skein of CephalopodTraveller

- a Leslie Wind cable needle ring

- a skein of sock yarn in the "Board Shorts" colorway, by Julianna's Fibre.

-  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.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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Mother Knows Best:(22:23)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum about putting zippers into cardigans


When Knitting Attacks:(27:12)

 

Gigi was attacked by her math, and managed to cast on not the correct amount of stitches, which interfered with decreases.

Jasmin had a hiccup with a button. She mentions Cleaners Supplies as a source for buttons.

 

 

Review:(30:45)

 

This week we review The Knitter's Book of Knowledge, by Debbie Bliss

Jasmin mentions Debbie Bliss baby books, and her How to Knit book.

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(39:00)

 

If it makes you scream, don't do it!

Jasmin also mentions the Positive Discipline philosophy (very tangentially).

 

Jamin mentions Muppet Christmas Carol

 

Sam was blasting the Pandora Elvis Holiday station. (It's REALLY good.)

 

Direct download: Episode_356.mp3
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This weeks episode is sponsored by:

 

You probably attend an event at least once a year. Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short that your plan includes the necessary pit stop (crossing your fingers for short lines) and visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.

As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes there is a sudden run on your favorite scent or product and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just stinks!

Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple and fast, you’ll LOVE the experience!

Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com for directions, and we'll even text you a reminder during the event!

Erin.Lane Bags presents the 2016 Indie Yarn Carnival. If you’ve ever missed the opportunity to see your favorite indie yarn dyers at a show, then this is the club for you. Erin.Lane has assembled a cavalcade of the most popular and sought after indie yarns from all over the country, and they are bringing it all to your door throughout 2016.

Featuring the indie dyed yarns of Buffalo Wool Company, Lydia Yarns, Knit Circus, Must Stash, Miss Babs and Miss Crosby, the Indie Yarn Carnival is a must have collection of special kits that you won’t find anywhere else. And each kit comes with a custom matched Erin.Lane Project Bag.

Sign up is quick and easy, and the 12 month subscription payment for the club makes it painless to enroll. Visit erinlanebags.com before December 1 to sign up and get your ticket to the finest indie yarn show you’ll see all year! 

 

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 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 finished two pairs of socks. The Meilenweit Vanilla socks and a pair of sock out of Invictus Yarns

 

Jasmin has been working on the  Coronation Cardigan, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings. She loves doing the color work, and is really enjoying the process.

 

Her Kobayashi Maru needs ribbons and buttons, and the Gramps Cardigan by Kate Oates, needs finishing.

 

Jasmin mentions carrying Rex in the Ergobaby carrier, and sewing in address labels and ShuShu Styles  size labels.

 

Gigi is working on the Selvedges cardigan and is at the armhole divide.

 

Jasmin is enjoying the a Bifrost kit (from Infinite Twist), and there are 35 colors in this rainbow. She thinks she needs Quilt Clips to contain it, and prevent it from flopping around.

 

Gigi laments that she has not done any knitting on her Viajante. She has started another preemie hat.

 

Jasmin is working on the Elsa gloves for Genevieve, which she is knitting from the center out.


In Stitches:(13:13)

 

This week Gigi wore wristers, the Knitmore Girls cowl, AND TWO PRE-RAVELRY v-neck cardigans that are terribly pilly. She took a Gleener Ultimate Fuzz Remover to them and was amazed at the improvement. She also wore socks.

 

Jasmin mentions the Cassidy, by Bonne Marie Burns.

 

Jasmin wore her Twist cardigan.

 

Genevieve wore her Elsa cardigan, and her Elsa hat with the Olivia hat.

 

Rex wore his Striped Baby Cardigan,  by Purl Soho, and he fits into the Baby Puerperium that Cchellez knit for him.

 

Contest:(18:57)

 

Operation Sockdrawer is on hold until after the holidays, but keep your entries coming!

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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And the Grinch-along started December first

There are only two rules:

 

1. Cease and desist all 2015 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 bag tutorial we used.

 

Prizes for this contest are also:

- A Lolo Foot Bar,

- An Erin Lane Bag,

- A Skein of Cephalopod Traveller

- A Leslie Wind Cable Needle ring

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

  Our annual Do Some Good Contest started.  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 close around January 6th.


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

 

Prizes:

- A Lolo Bar

- A very big Erin Lane Bag

- A Leslie Wind Cable Needle Ring

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

 

#projectsweaterchest is ongoing.

 

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Mother Knows Best:(20:44)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about using grosgrain ribbon and snaps.

 

We talk about handsewn button holes.  Gigi mentions Susan Khalje's amazing handsewing on It's Sew Easy and that she is a contributor to Threads magazine. Also, there is a tutorial from Susan Khalje on attaching hooks, eyes and snaps. We talk about Dritz Heavy Duty Snap Fastener Plier Kit.

 

Gigi mentions snap on tape.

 

Purloined:(27:44)

 

This week we purloin "Teechen" from the Urbane Spinnstube podcast and the "Whats in my glass segment that Voolenvine (YarnGasm), and Isabelle (Fluffy Fibers Podcast) all have in their podcasts.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(30:59)

 

Gigi needs to work on her reading skills. She missed an increase.  So she had to frog back all of the increases after the increase she had missed .

Also, she lost a stitch on her Meilenweit socks.


Review:(32:50)

 

This week we review

Painted Woolly Toppers, by Woolly Wormhead

 

We also look at Wee Woolly Toppers by Woolly Wormhead

Bambeanies, by Woolly Wormhead

Twisted Woolly Toppers Woolly Wormhead

 

Also, we listened to the review of this book by The Knit Girllls, episode 278, and Gigi tried to crib notes off their excellent review. And we think they said that there were discounts for select Woolly Wormhead patterns to be had from #hatvent.

Holidays with the Knitmores:(45:06)

 

We think that you may want to own a Selfie Stick.  And George Michael's, Feeling Good (covered by Michael Bublé) is excellent for taking pictures to.

Direct download: Episode_355.mp3
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This weeks episode is sponsored by:

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You probably attend an event at least once a year. Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short that your plan includes the necessary pit stop (crossing your fingers for short lines) and visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.

As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes there is a sudden run on your favorite scent or product and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just stinks!

Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple and fast, you’ll LOVE the experience!

Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com for directions, and we'll even text you a reminder during the event!

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg 
All that yarn you're getting this holiday season needs a snug home for the winter. Show your yarn and your projects what they mean to you buy giving them an erinlane bag. Starting black Friday through December 24 save 15% storewide and get free shipping on all orders over $50. Plus get double loyalty points!
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
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 Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.
Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 


On The Needles:(0:33)

 

Gigi is knitting Vanilla socks out of Invictus Yarns 

Jasmin is working on a Secret Project out of Lisa Souza Hardtwist Merino. She also knitted the Kapuzin Hoodie for Genevieve out of the Lisa Souza Hardtwist.

 

Gigi is knitting a second pair of Vanilla socks out of Meilenweit.

 

Jasmin is working on the  Coronation Cardigan, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings.

She mentions that we have put up an Amazon aStore for things that we have given a "Buy it now!" review.

 

The pattern for the coronation sweater is out of the The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns

by Ann Budd.

 

She thinks she should have the  a Bifrost kit (from Infinite Twist) handy for autopilot knitting.

 

Gigi is having fun with the  Selvedges Cardigan. She is decorating increases and decreases with locking stitch markers.

 

Gigi also likes to always have a shawl on the needles, and wants to do a beaded edge on the  Viajante.

 

Jasmin is using the  The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns to knit Elsa Gloves for Genevieve, knitted from the wrist out.

 

In Stitches:(14:11)

 

Jasmin wore her Breezy Cardigan, Eadon cardigan, Mariah hoodie, and Mondo cable cardi out of Miro and out of Quatro,  and her Black Cashmere wristers

 

Genevieve wore the  Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, and Rex wore the   Little Baby Sweater, from Purl Soho, and socks that Gigi originally knitted for Genevieve.

 

Gigi wore the  Frost Flowers Shawl, Lady Eleanore, V-neck pullovers, Mondo Cable pulli, her Knitmore cowl, and wristers

 

Contest:(20:28)

 

Operation Sockdrawer is on hold until after the holidays, but keep your entries coming!

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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#Grinchbomb has ended! We announce the winners.

 

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 Our annual Do Some Good Contest started Friday.  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 close around January 6th.


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

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

 

And the Grinch-along started December first

There are only two rules:

 

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 bag tutorial we used.

 

Prizes for this contest are also:

A Lolo Foot Bar,

and Erin Lane Bag,

and a Skein of Cephalopod Traveller

 

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

  Our annual Do Some Good Contest started Friday.  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 close around January 6th.


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

 

Prizes:

A Lolo Bar

A very big Erin Lane Bag

and more TBA

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

 

#projectsweaterchest is ongoing.

 

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Mother Knows Best:(28:01)

 

This week we talk about lining sweaters. Jasmin mentions Intarsia Untangled #2 By Lucy Neatby.

Nicky Epstein is going to be re-releasing the dinosaur sweaters.


When Knitting Attacks:(32:43)

 

 Gigi has been working on the Selvedges Cardigan , and the "At the same time's " are getting to her. Marking with locking stitch markers makes things easier.

 

A tiny terrorist tried to knit on Jasmin's Elsa gloves, and managed to pull out the provisional cast on and the one row that Jasmin had managed to get knit.  So Jasmin needed to start over.

 

Review:( 37:51)

 

This week we review The Authentic Collection, by Joji Locatelli

 

The Knit Girllls also reviewed this book. Listen to their review, too! (Episode 277)

 

Holidays with the Knitmores(50:03)

 

Jasmin really likes the Random Acts of Christmas Kindness calendar. Also, she likes the Kindness Elves.

She mentions The Geeky Girls


And Sew On:(52:47)

 

Gigi is planning to sew Mug Rugs that she saw on Pinterest. She bought fabric and ironed the washed fabric using Niagara Spray Starch

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Direct download: Episode_354.mp3
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Knitcircus Yarns is pleased as punch to present the Gradient Yoke Sweater Pattern, designed by Amy Detjen. This sweater gives you an exciting and unusual construction; a top-down v-neck raglan. Designed to make the most of a self-striping handpaint, the yoke uses just one skein of gradient yarn, surrounded by coordinating kettle dyes for the body and sleeves. Let our yarn do the color changes for you!

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 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 has finished two preemie hats with a leaf at the end of the I-cord at the top of the hat.

Jasmin has a FO, she finished  Molly Hat by Alana Dakos, in  Lisa Souza Supersport, and she added a beaded snowflake. Jasmin's modifications are in her project page.

 

Gigi has bound off the Braidsmaid that she has knitted out of laceweight.

 

Jasmin is working on the Coronation Cardigan, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings. She mentions doing a provisional crocheted cast on that we learned from Lucy Neatby, and she had learned the hook-less version from Tikabelle of the former Gives Good Knit podcast.

 

Jasmin is enjoying the rhythm of the color chart. She mentions the Philosophers Wool technique she uses.

 

Gigi cast on a vanilla sock out of Meilenweit and is autopiloting. Jasmin thinks Ann Budd's collection should be on everyones shelves: The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters, and Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters.

 

Gigi excavated the Selvedges Cardigan by Amy Christophers (from her UFO bin) that she is knitting out of Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky. Jasmin blocked the Star Trekkies cardigan  for Rex.

 

Gigi also dug out her Viajante, and only has the beaded lace edge left for it to be finished as well.

She also found a Skein of Invictus Yarns that she had purchased at the Interweave Knitting Lab in San Mateo. She says Jasmin's sock boredom has rubbed off on her, and she is bored now with the contents of her sock drawer as well. Which means, she needs to knit new socks for herself.

 

Unicorn Fibers sent us woolwash and fiberwash. Jasmin contacted them and sent a follow up email about the mishap with her Playful Stripes cardigan. She used Unicorn Fibre Beyond Clean Wash to get salad dressing and tomato stains out of white yoke of the beloved, brand new Elsa sweater.  She put it to dry on the OXO Good Grips Folding Sweater Dryer


In Stitches:(25:40)

 

Gigi wore her Katarina and loves it as much as ever. She regularly wears her Knitmore cowl, out of Abstract Fiber in the Knitmore colorway. Also, she wore two v-neck sweaters that Jasmin thinks may have been an Ann Norling pattern. She also wore her Mondo Cable Pulli, and mentions the the Mondo Cable Cardi, and the second Mondo Cable Cardi, that Jasmin knitted.

 

Jasmin wore her Carli cardigan by Cocoknits, and her garter yoke cardigan. And she announces that she really needs to knit herself a Mama Vertebrae.

 

Genevieve wore the Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, her Very Hungry Caterpillar sweater, and Bumble hat from C.C. from the Geeky Girls Knit podcast knit for her.

 

 Genevieve also wore her Wonderful Wallaby sweater.

 

Rex wore the Little Baby Sweater  from Purl Soho.


Events:(28:24)

 

We are planning to attend the Pajamma Jammie Jam at Purlescence Yarns on Black Friday at 6am.

Some of our other sponsors are also having special sales this weekend, and we will pass on any information that comes our way.


Contest:(31:17)

 

We will pick a new winner next week.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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#grinchbomb is wrapping up this week.

Mastering The Knits, a podcast hosted by Alicia, and Natalie of the former Bark'n Knit podcast are hosting a #ElvesWorkshopAlong. We are hosting another Grinch-Along this year. 

 

Post your holiday gift knitting to instagram with both the #elvesworkshopalong AND the #grinchbomb hashtag (and add a grinch somewhere in the photo, if you can, like this:

 

 

Untitled

 

The four prizes for the #grinchbomb contest are (so far) three Grinch project bags (sewn by us, never for sale) paired with some lovely Coloring Book Yarn, and a Bifrost kit (from Infinite Twist) with a bigger project bag.

 

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Also, the Grinchalong will start December 1st and runs until TBD. Our annual Do Some Good Contest starts Friday.  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 close around January 6th.


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

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And the Grinch-along starts December first

 

The Grinch-along. Starting date December 1st.

 

There are only two rules:

 

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

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#projectsweaterchest is ongoing.

 

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 Mother Knows Best:(33:25)

 

We have a followup of last weeks ironing discussion. Paula, of the Knitting Pipeline podcast talked at length about irons in episode 229.

 

And today's Mother Knows Best is: It's the thought that counts.

Gigi mentions Star Wars snowflakes.


When Knitting Attacks:(35:55)

 

Gigi thought it would have been more helpful if she had used locking stitch markers while she was knitting, instead of figuring out afterwards where decreases were missing. The "at the same time" also got her.

 

She picked up some deep stash yarn and started socks. Turns out, there was damage and the yarn keeped tearing.

 

Purloined:(41:13)

 

This week we are purloining "What a Crock!" from the Actually Knitting podcast, hosted by Michelle.

 

Jasmin is also very fond of her Electric Pressure Cooker, the America's Test Kitchen Pressure Cooker Perfection cookbook, and her KitchenAid Food Processor.

 

Review:(45:33)

 

This week we review Modern Lopi, by Lars Rains


And Sew On:(58:56)

 

Gigi mended Sam's jeans using the intermittent zig zag stitch on her sewing machine.

Direct download: Episode_353.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

You probably attend an event at least once a year. Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short that your plan includes the necessary pit stop (crossing your fingers for short lines) and visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.

 

As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes there is a sudden run on your favorite scent or product and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just stinks!

 

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Featuring the indie dyed yarns of Buffalo Wool Company, Lydia Yarns, Knit Circus, Must Stash, Miss Babs and Miss Crosby, the Indie Yarn Carnival is a must have collection of special kits that you won’t find anywhere else. And each kit comes with a custom matched Erin.Lane Project Bag.

 

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 

 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 finished six preemie hats that she embellished with crocheted flowers and with leaves out of 

 Nicky Epstein's Knitted Embellishments.

 

Jasmin also  mentions Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers

 

Jasmin is working on a Molly hat with beaded snowflakes, she is making progress on the Kobayashi Maru cardigan,  and she has buttons and ribbon lined up.

 

She also has everything ready for finishing the Gramps cardigan

 

Gigi has started yet another iteration of the Skews socks, and now has started a new one in Abstract Fiber Super Sock in the colorway Laurelhurst.

 

Jasmin is working on an adaptation of the Coronation Sweater in the Moody Teal colorway, enabled by Michelle from Berry Colorful Yarnings. She mentions Jean Frost's tiny swatches.

 

Gigi is slacking off on her laceweight Braidsmaid. 

 

She is thinking of knitting an adjusted Rocky Coast Cardigan, (accidentally called the Gnarled Oak).

 

In Stitches:(21:24)

 

Gigi has been wearing wool socks, the Serpentine cowl and the Knitmore cowl.

 

Jasmin thinks Sivia Harding has the perfect hooded cowl. Also, she needs to knit more socks, because some of her socks shrunk. She needs to get started working with the sock machine, and she wants to try the heels out of Lara Neel's book Sock Architecture.

 

Jasmin wore the Striped Austen cowl and she mentions the Rainbow Dots cowl.

 

Rex wore both of his sweaters, the Little Baby sweater, and the Wee Envelope sweater,

Genevieve has been wearing the Elsa cardigan every day, as well as the Olivia hat.

 

 

Contest:(30:45)

 

We have a winner: Nomadic Yarns /Ashiepoo22 won a pair of sock's worth of Everlasting Gobstopper from Fab Funky Fibres.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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New contest: #GrinchBomb

Mastering The Knits, a podcast hosted by Alicia, and Natalie of the former Bark'n Knit podcast are hosting a #ElvesWorkshopAlong. We are hosting another Grinch-Along this year. 

 

Post your holiday gift knitting to instagram with both the #elvesworkshopalong AND the #grinchbomb hashtag (and add a grinch somewhere in the photo, if you can, like this:

 

 

 

Untitled

 

The four prizes for the #grinchbomb contest are (so far) three Grinch project bags (sewn by us, never for sale) paired with some lovely Coloring Book Yarn, and a Bifrost kit (from Infinite Twist) with a bigger project bag.

 

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Also, the Grinchalong will start December 1st and runs until TBD, and the Do Some Good Contest will start the Day after Thanksgiving and it ends January 6th.


Mother Knows Best:(32:52)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum about caring for irons and ironing boards.

We love the  Miracle Ironing Board Cover. Gigi insists on using a Dritz Sheer Press Cloth. and she generally uses a Rowenta iron.


When Knitting Attacks:(40:56)

 

Gigi has pulled two different Skews socks off the needles, until she found a yarn that she liked the effect of.


Review:(42:50)

 

This week we review 60 Quick Cowls, by Cascade Yarns


And Sew On:(52:43)

 

Gigi mended a commercial merino sweater for Sam, using sewing thread and duplicate stitch and is very pleased with the result. Jasmin talks about the decorative mending class that Sivia Harding teaches.

 

Gigi mentions hearing about Clover Double Sided Basting Tape for setting in zippers, but can't vouch for how that would work. Also She watched "It's Sew Easy", and Angela Wolf showed how to do a peplum on a sewn garment, using the Slash and Spread method. Gigi thinks this will also work for designing knit wear.

 

Direct download: Episode_352.mp3
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This weeks episode is sponsored by

You probably attend an event at least once a year.  Whether you stay pretty close to home or travel across the country, come rain or shine we love to connect with you!

Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short so my dash plan includes the necessary pit stop and (keeping my fingers crossed for short lines) visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.

 

As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes the unexpected happens, like there is a sudden run on "fill in your favorite scent or product here" and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just sucks!

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 This club is designed with everyone in mind, and the 12 automatic and equal monthly payments make the decision to sign up easy and quick. All subscribers get a special ornament mini-project and have the option to add-on an exclusive seventh project that represents the dreaded White Witch and her chilled persona.

 

Visit erinlanebags.com before December 15 to sign up and enjoy your year of winter that ends with Christmas.  

Knitcircus Yarns is pleased as punch to present the Gradient Yoke Sweater Pattern, designed by Amy Detjen. This sweater gives you an exciting and unusual construction; a top-down v-neck raglan. Designed to make the most of a self-striping handpaint, the yoke uses just one skein of gradient yarn, surrounded by coordinating kettle dyes for the body and sleeves. Let our yarn do the color changes for you!

 

purllogolarge

Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 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)

 

Jasmin finally finished the Elsa sweater. She finished sewing on the zipper and found the  pen with disappearing ink, the Dritz Dual Purpose Marking Pen, Blue and she used the zipper stops. Megnificent is also knitting an Elsa sweater

 

Jasmin thinks maybe some future Disney princess will wear some Niebling lace.

 

Gigi is still working on her second Braidsmaid out of lace weight yarn. And she had an Aha experience, the cable is done in the manner of knitted-on edgings. She is also working on a preemie hat.

 

Jasmin is knitting the Kobayashi Maru cardigan, from the Playdate  cardigan by Tincanknit, out of Fibernymph "Star Trekkies". Jasmin is also planning to finish the Gramps cardigan. She mentions the Christmas sweaters that she wants to knit for the kids for next year.

 

She is planning to have Glühwein while knitting.


In Stitches:(10:46)

 

Gigi wore vanilla socks, Hitchhiker mitts and a Daybreak. She likes storing her shawls in comforter bags.

 

Jasmin wore her Mariah hoodie.

Jasmin is highly entertained by Steven West's video Baby you're a Knitter, courtesy of Leslie of the Knit Girllls, and a gifted hat from Alison

 

Genevieve wore the Elsa cardigan, and a Tulip Stripe cardi.

 

Jasmin and Rex wore the matchy-matchy Garter yoke cardigan.

 

 She also wore the Eadon, and she thinks that the MamaVertebrae would be ideal for baby wearing and she has knitted a baby vertebrae,

 

Rex wore his  Little Baby cardigan, and the Tubey from Lala.

 

Jasmin mentions Franklin Habit and his classes on Steeking and sewing in Zippers. (Last Episode we mentioned the interviews with Franklin Habit in episode12, and our 2014 Director's Cut.

Lucy Neatby has a steeking section in her Knitting Essentials 2.

 

Contest:(20:31)

 

#OperationSockdrawer: new prize! A skein of Fab Funky Fibres in the Everlasting Gobstopper colorway.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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: #GrinchBomb

Mastering The Knits, a podcast hosted by Alicia, and Natalie of the former Bark'n Knit podcast are hosting a #ElvesWorkshopAlong. We are hosting another Grinch-Along this year. 

 

Post your holiday gift knitting to instagram with both the #elvesworkshopalong AND the #grinchbomb hashtag (and add a grinch somewhere in the photo, if you can, like this:

 

Untitled

 

 

The four prizes for the #grinchbomb contest are (so far) three Grinch project bags (sewn by us, never for sale) paired with some lovely Coloring Book Yarn, and a Bifrost kit (from Infinite Twist) with a bigger project bag.

 

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

 

Also, the Grinchalong will start December 1st and runs until TBD, and the Do Some Good Contest will start the Day after Thanksgiving and it ends January 6th.


Mother Knows Best:(22:47)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum about which Oregon fiber festival to visit, Black Sheep Gathering, or Oregon Flock and Fiber. Jasmin mentions Mark Eidman judging fleeces, and Judith MacKenzie.

She mentions the amazing and delicious Dar Essalam


When Knitting Attacks:(29:41)

 

Gigi keeps sailing past the spot for where she needs to cross her cables because she is autopiloting. and her sticky notes keep sabotaging her. Jasmin shares a trick for mnemonic reminders.

 

Jasmin blames her knitting attacks and not reading directions on lack of sleep. She managed to miss decreases on a sleeves on fatigue. 

 

Review:(35:50)

 

This week we review Family-Friendly Knits, by Courtney Spainhower

 

And Sew On:(39:49)

 

Jasmin finished sewing the zipper into Genevieve's Elsa sweater, and attached zipper stops. Gigi mentions pouring liquid soap into tempera paint for easier clean up.

 

Jasmin got a Zipper Nipper and feels empowered. Zipper Nipper from Home Sew and zipper stops from Zipperstop.com

Direct download: Episode_351.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:24am PST

This weeks episode is sponsored by

You probably attend an event at least once a year. Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short that your plan includes the necessary pit stop (crossing your fingers for short lines) and visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.

As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes there is a sudden run on your favorite scent or product and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just stinks!

Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple and fast, you’ll LOVE the experience!

Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com for directions, and we'll even text you a reminder during the event! 

Erin.Lane Bags and Holiday Yarns are teaming up to bring you a very special knitting club in 2016. “A Year of Winter That Ends With Christmas” is based on the beloved story, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and brings you six project kits representing characters from the book, complete with an Erin.Lane Project Bag featuring exclusively designed fabric.

 This club is designed with everyone in mind, and the 12 automatic and equal monthly payments make the decision to sign up easy and quick. All subscribers get a special ornament mini-project and have the option to add-on an exclusive seventh project that represents the dreaded White Witch and her chilled persona.

Visit erinlanebags.com before December 15 to sign up and enjoy your year of winter that ends with Christmas. 

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 Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 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:(0:34)

 

Jasmin is making slow progress on the Bifrost Scarf . Jamin mentions #ExpertEnablers. We mention Voolenvine and Amy Beth. Jasmin enthuses about the Clasped Weft Join. 

 

Gigi suggests  Cottage Mills Quilt Clips and Pant Leg Cuff Clips Bike Bicycle. She  has knit a pumpkin preemie hat, needs to crochet flowers onto two more, and worked on a few more.

 

Jasmin is making Gingersnap Christmas Cardis for both kids. These are going to be a #Grinchbomb projects. She mentions The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd and The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns. (Here's the link to our "Well-curated bookshelf" Pinterest board)

 

Jasmin worked on the Elsa sweater and talks about steeking. She mentions Franklin Habit and his classes on Steeking and sewing in Zippers. We mentioned the interviews with Franklin Habit in episode12, and our 2014 Director's Cut.

 

Lucy Neatby has a steeking section in her Knitting Essentials 2.


In Stitches:(13:28)

 

Gigi wore her Icarus shawl, Grey Citron shawl, Flamingo Feathers shawl, and Vanilla Socks. She would like to reknit a Bettjacke she knit out of a Brigitte magazine before 1977. Also, we touched on the dinosaur sweaters which are Nicky Epstein Designs, and not currently available and not on Raverly either. (But they will be.)

 

Jasmin suggests a Slanket. She mentions the fleece footies that  Gigi sewed some 15 years ago.

 

Genevieve has worn her Kapuzin Hoodie, the Yoked cardigan, and the Blue Playful Stripes.

 

Jasmin mentions the Genevieve the Octopus story. Also she is thrilled with the Sterling Name Tapes labels .

 

Rex wore his   Wee Envelope, and the Little Baby cardigan

 

Jasmin wore her Breezy cardigan and tucked in the kids.


Contest:(24:33)

 

#OperationSockdrawer: new prize! A skein of Fab Funky Fibres in the Everlasting Gobstopper colorway.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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: #GrinchBomb

Mastering The Knits, a podcast hosted by Alicia, and Natalie of the former Bark'n Knit podcast are hosting a #ElvesWorkshopAlong. We are hosting another Grinch-Along this year. 

 

Post your holiday gift knitting to instagram with both the #elvesworkshopalong AND the #grinchbomb hashtag (and add a grinch somewhere in the photo, if you can, like this:

 

Untitled

 

 

The four prizes for the #grinchbomb contest are (so far) three Grinch project bags (sewn by us, never for sale) paired with some lovely Coloring Book Yarn, and a Bifrost kit (from Infinite Twist) with a bigger project bag.

 

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Also, the Grinchalong will start December 1st and runs until DATE, and the Do Some Good Contest will start the Day after Thanksgiving and it ends DATE


Mother Knows Best:(26:51)

 

We discuss responses  to the etiquette question about thank you notes. We mention the Awesome Etiquette podcast  that we love listening to.

 

January One Knitting themed cards

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about knits surviving baby wearing.

 

Jasmin uses  a ring sling, a wrap and a soft baby carrier. 

 

 

She mentions Sivia Harding's class on Sweater Repair Gigi mentions the make do and mend movement and the Japanese of gilding repairs on china

 

What are your experiences with baby wearing? Leave a response in this weeks episode thread on the Knitmore Girls forum.

 

How do you wear your babies? How do you wear your knits with your babies? What do you do when the knits get damaged?


When Knitting Attacks:(37:01)

 

Gigi pulled back a lot on the Braidsmaid that she knit out of laceweight yarn. Her Skew socks attacked her. She needs a general map for planned color placement on her sock yarn blanket.

Jasmin mentions the new pattern by Martina Behm.


Review:(42:54)

 

This week we review Cast Iron, Cast On: by Becky Herrick and Calley Hasting


And Sew On:(55:36)

 

Gigi fought with the Bacon neck on one of her t shirts and now has a t shirt with bacon piping.

 

Jasmin is installing the zipper on the Elsa sweater. She likes the Dritz Dual Purpose Marking Pen, Blue. She used the zipper instalation tutorial from Threads Magazine.

 

She ordered a Zipper Nipper from Home Sew and zipper stops from Zipperstop.com.

Direct download: Episode_350.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17am PST

This weeks episode is sponsored by:

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You probably attend an event at least once a year.  Whether you stay pretty close to home or travel across the country, come rain or shine we love to connect with you!

Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short so my dash plan includes the necessary pit stop and (keeping my fingers crossed for short lines) visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.

 

As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes the unexpected happens, like there is a sudden run on "fill in your favorite scent or product here" and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just sucks!

It's awesome when a product or scent become wildly popular but we are crushed when we have to serve disappointment because there is no more. 

 

Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple, even a two year old German Shepard can do it! (OK.  Maybe not.)

 

Step One: Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com

Step Two: Click on the, "Events," tab

Step Three: A pop up asking if you would like to reserve product may appear, or click on "Easy Peasy Reservation Reserve in Advance or Take a Chance"

Step Four: You are taken to an awesome world of, "Survey Monkey" and all you have to do is make your reservation.  Done.

We'll even text you a reminder during the event!

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Erin.Lane Bags presents the 2016 Indie Yarn Carnival. If you’ve ever missed the opportunity to see your favorite indie yarn dyers at a show, then this is the club for you. Erin.Lane has assembled a cavalcade of the most popular and sought after indie yarns from all over the country, and they are bringing it all to your door throughout 2016.

 

Featuring the indie dyed yarns of Buffalo Wool Company, Lydia Yarns, Knit Circus, Must Stash, Miss Babs and Miss Crosby, the Indie Yarn Carnival is a must have collection of special kits that you won’t find anywhere else. And each kit comes with a custom matched Erin.Lane Project Bag.

 

Sign up is quick and easy, and the 12 month subscription payment for the club makes it painless to enroll. Visit erinlanebags.com before December 1 to sign up and get your ticket to the finest indie yarn show you’ll see all year!

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Knitcircus Yarns is pleased as punch to present the Gradient Yoke Sweater Pattern, designed by Amy Detjen. This sweater gives you an exciting and unusual construction; a top-down v-neck raglan. Designed to make the most of a self-striping handpaint, the yoke uses just one skein of gradient yarn, surrounded by coordinating kettle dyes for the body and sleeves. Let our yarn do the color changes for you!

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 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 has been working on her Braidsmaid by Martina Behm, out of Abstract Fiber in Lima in the Hibiscus colorway, and is worried about running out of yarn.

 

Jasmin mentions that Knitty had a lovely Brioche cowl  and she has it queued. She mentioned New Lace Knitting, by Romi Hill that we reviewed last week. Also, Miss Babs just came out with a Polydactyl (not Pterodactyl) kit.  She also mentions the gradient kits she bought from Black Trillium Fiber.

 

Gigi has her next Braidsmaid lined up, with yarn from Sarah of the former Cephalopod Yarns.

Jasmin is working on installing the zipper on her Elsa Sweater and is using finishing  books for  reference. She is looking at Big Book of Knitting, Nancy Wiseman's The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques, and Lucy Neatby's Cool Knitters Finish in Style.

 

Gigi  is churning out preemie hats assembly line style.

Jasmin is making progress on her Bifrost Scarf and she mentions two cowls she knit out of Canon Hand Dyes, the Striped Cowl and the Rainbow Dots Cowl.

 

We talk about the meditative aspect of knitting. Jasmin thinks we should ask Dr Gemma of the Cognitive Podcast about knitting as meditation.

 

Jasmin loves cutting her knitting for steeking. Gigi is working on a sock yarn blanket out of leftover sock yarn.

 

Jasmin has started a new cardigan for Genevieve, the Gingersnap cardigan. Gigi is going to knit an Olivia cardigan out of this pattern for Genevieve.

 

In Stitches:(26:33)

 

Gigi has worn her Flamingo Feathers, and her Swallowtail. And sparkly socks.

Genevieve wore her Duck Sweater, Jasmin found more duck buttons at Affordable Treasures, and she found an afterthought buttonhole in one of Elizabeth Zimmerman's books (Knitting Without Tears). (Jasmin did, not Genevieve). She wore the Quin hat and the Molly hat that KnittyBarb made for her.

 

Rex wore his Little Baby Sweater, and a Pumpkin hat that one of the knitting aunties made.

We have an etiquette question, whether an internet picture with a note is acceptable instead of a handwritten thank you note.

 

We have a winner for the beautiful skein of FabFunkyFibres in the colorway The Big One is

Andodie!

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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New contest: #GrinchBomb

Mastering The Knits, a podcast hosted by Alicia, and Natalie of the former Bark'n Knit podcast are hosting a #ElvesWorkshopAlong. We are hosting another Grinch-Along this year. 

 

Post your holiday gift knitting to instagram with both the #elvesworkshopalong AND the #grinchbomb hashtag (and add a grinch somewhere in the photo, if you can, like this:

 

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The four prizes for the #grinchbomb contest are (so far) three Grinch project bags (sewn by us, never for sale) paired with some lovely Coloring Book Yarn, and a Bifrost kit (from Infinite Twist) with a bigger project bag.

 

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The Grinch-along. Starting date 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.  

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Mother Knows Best:(36:18) 

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about what to do with leftover yarn.Gigi mentions the leftover sock yarn pattern.

 

Also, she mentions NICUs looking for preemie blankets the size of an 8.5x11 size of paper. Let us  know what you do with left over yarn.


When Knitting Attacks:(41:00)

 

Gigi knitted with some leftover swap yarn that squeaked at her.

 

Jasmin was working on the Elsa cardigan and didn't like her hand sewing.


Review:(43:58)

 

This week we review the

2015 Fall Brooklyn Tweed Collection

 

Jasmin mentions her Einstein coat.

We reference Lilly Chin's book Reversible Cables by Lily Chin


And Sew On:(1:00:57)

 

Genevieve finally got the summer dress Gigi made for her, just in time for fall. Jasmin wants to recreate the idea of a nursing shirt that has a matching undershirt for more modesty, by Milkstars nursing shirts. She is using her Evolution serger

Also, we are very fond of Thimble-It Finger Pads.

 

Direct download: Episode_349.mp3
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You probably attend an event at least once a year.  Whether you stay pretty close to home or travel across the country, come rain or shine we love to connect with you!

Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short so my dash plan includes the necessary pit stop and (keeping my fingers crossed for short lines) visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.

 

As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes the unexpected happens, like there is a sudden run on "fill in your favorite scent or product here" and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just sucks!

It's awesome when a product or scent become wildly popular but we are crushed when we have to serve disappointment because there is no more. 

 

Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple, even a two year old German Shepard can do it! (OK.  Maybe not.)

 

Step One: Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com

Step Two: Click on the, "Events," tab

Step Three: A pop up asking if you would like to reserve product may appear, or click on "Easy Peasy Reservation Reserve in Advance or Take a Chance"

Step Four: You are taken to an awesome world of, "Survey Monkey" and all you have to do is make your reservation.  Done.

 

We'll even text you a reminder during the event!

 

Sincerely,

 

Lo-Lo

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Erin.Lane Bags presents the 2016 Indie Yarn Carnival. If you’ve ever missed the opportunity to see your favorite indie yarn dyers at a show, then this is the club for you. Erin.Lane has assembled a cavalcade of the most popular and sought after indie yarns from all over the country, and they are bringing it all to your door throughout 2016.

 

Featuring the indie dyed yarns of Buffalo Wool Company, Lydia Yarns, Knit Circus, Must Stash, Miss Babs and Miss Crosby, the Indie Yarn Carnival is a must have collection of special kits that you won’t find anywhere else. And each kit comes with a custom matched Erin.Lane Project Bag.

 

Sign up is quick and easy, and the 12 month subscription payment for the club makes it painless to enroll. Visit erinlanebags.com before December 1 to sign up and get your ticket to the finest indie yarn show you’ll see all year!  

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 

 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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Sheepspot is a different kind of yarn and fiber company. Every breed-specific yarn and fiber we sell comes from ethically-raised sheep, and most of our yarns and fibers are sustainably grown and processed in right here in North America.

Check us out at sheepspot.com to learn more, and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter and get a free six-part e-course on choosing and using breed-specific yarns. Sheepspot: for those craving sustainable stash from happy sheep!

 

This weeks episode is sponsored by

Erin Lane Bags, The Bar Maids, Purlescence Yarns and Sheepspot.


On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin finished the ruffle on the Elsa sweater out of yarn by Lisa Souza. Everything is written in excrutiating detail on her project page.

 

Gigi is working on the Braidsmaid by Martina Behm, out of Abstract Fiber in Lima in the Hibiscus colorway.

 

Jasmin will occasionally talk about knitting with babies, it will not be its own segment.

 She is currently on her  Bifrost scarf by Infinite Twist. and mentioned #expertenablers Jasmin mentions the Weaving Join (Clasped Weft Join) She raves about the Boppy

 

Gigi made some Bilingual Preemie hats, a knitted body with a crochet flower. Jasmin mentions books by Nicky Epstein. Gigi mentions the  Knit Girllls podcast.

One of our friends had success with a sewn buttonhole from the Vogue Knitting Book.

 

Events:(23:37)

 

Gigi had a lot of fun at Pacific International Quilt Fest.  This year, the many portraits were noticiable.

She mentions fusible, gridded interfacing for a postage stamp quilt.

 

The next event we will be attending is going to be Stitches West 2016.

 

In Stitches:(29:35)

 

Gigi wore her gray Citron and a pair of sparkly socks. She will be wearing shawls when she is sitting in bed.

 

Genevieve has been wearing her original Playful Stripes cardigan, Rex's blue Playful Stripes, little Oak cardigan, the Duck Sweater and the hat from the cover of Knit Hats!

 

Rex tried his Pumpkin hat on and he wore his Little Baby Sweater, and the Wee Envelope Pullover. Jasmin thinks she maybe should also finish her Calligraphy sweater.


Contest:(34:36)

 

New prize, generously donated by Fab Funky Fibres: The Big One Gradient.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

We mention Susan B. Anderson's podcast

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New contest: #GrinchBomb

Mastering The Knits, a podcast hosted by Alicia, and Natalie of the former Bark'n Knit podcast are hosting a #ElvesWorkshopAlong. We are hosting another Grinch-Along this year. 

 

Post your holiday gift knitting to instagram with both the #elvesworkshopalong AND the #grinchbomb hashtag (and add a grinch somewhere in the photo, if you can, like this:

 

 

 

The four prizes for the #grinchbomb contest are (so far) three Grinch project bags (sewn by us, never for sale) paired with some lovely Coloring Book Yarn, and a Bifrost kit (from Infinite Twist) with a bigger project bag.

 

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Mother Knows Best:(39:43)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about labeling handspun. Jasmin uses Tyvek wristbands. We also use a yarn counter. Jasmin mentions Gusler Designs for tags.


When Knitting Attacks:(44:02)

 

The Elsa sweater may not fit.

 

Gigi attacked her Braidsmaid shawl an frogged a whole repeat. unnecessarily. Also, she bought a pattern at PIQF and does not like the instructions. She will try and find a pattern she likes more.


Review:(47:07)

 

This week we review

New Lace Knitting, by Romi Hill

We also mention Designs by Romi


And Sew On:(55:20)

 

Gigi is thrilled about the mending she did on Sam's Shirt. She finished hand sewing the lining of Genevieve's summer dress.

 

Direct download: Episode_348.mp3
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This weeks episode is sponsored by:

 

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You probably attend an event at least once a year.  Whether you stay pretty close to home or travel across the country, come rain or shine we love to connect with you!

Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short so my dash plan includes the necessary pit stop and (keeping my fingers crossed for short lines) visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.

 

As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes the unexpected happens, like there is a sudden run on "fill in your favorite scent or product here" and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just sucks!

It's awesome when a product or scent become wildly popular but we are crushed when we have to serve disappointment because there is no more. 

 

Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple, even a two year old German Shepard can do it! (OK.  Maybe not.)

 

Step One: Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com

Step Two: Click on the, "Events," tab

Step Three: A pop up asking if you would like to reserve product may appear, or click on "Easy Peasy Reservation Reserve in Advance or Take a Chance"

Step Four: You are taken to an awesome world of, "Survey Monkey" and all you have to do is make your reservation.  Done.

 

We'll even text you a reminder during the event!

 

Sincerely,

 

Lo-Lo

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Erin.Lane Bags and Holiday Yarns are teaming up to bring you a very special knitting club in 2016. “A Year of Winter That Ends With Christmas” is based on the beloved story, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and brings you six project kits representing characters from the book, complete with an Erin.Lane Project Bag featuring exclusively designed fabric.

 

 This club is designed with everyone in mind, and the 12 automatic and equal monthly payments make the decision to sign up easy and quick. All subscribers get a special ornament mini-project and have the option to add-on an exclusive seventh project that represents the dreaded White Witch and her chilled persona.

 

Visit erinlanebags.com before December 15 to sign up and enjoy your year of winter that ends with Christmas. 

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 

 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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Sheepspot is a different kind of yarn and fiber company. Every breed-specific yarn and fiber we sell comes from ethically-raised sheep, and most of our yarns and fibers are sustainably grown and processed in right here in North America.

Check us out at sheepspot.com to learn more, and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter and get a free six-part e-course on choosing and using breed-specific yarns. Sheepspot: for those craving sustainable stash from happy sheep! 

 

One Minute Update: Jasmin won the Stash Dash competition with Notre Dame Jen, NDJen04 of the Commuter Knitter podcast, and two days later had her baby. Thank you so much for the Loveblanket for Rex!


On The Needles:(0:33)

 

Jasmin has finished objects, the finished the Dinosaur Hat, two Playful Stripes cardigans, one for Genevieve, and one for Rex.

 

Gigi has started 1000 Tulips by Martina Behm. She knitted a pair of Geek socks out of Neon Now. Also, she knitted a pair of Vanilla socks out of Stiletto Yarn

 

Jasmin has been working on the Elsa Sweater, all info and mods are on her project page.  The ruffle is lifted from Jean Moss' book Sculptured Knits. Elsa is a character from the movie Frozen. The sweater has beaded snowflakes, a rhinestone zipper, everything.

 

Gigi has knitted a set of Sibling Socks, out of Regia 6 Ply . She also started another Braidsmaid and ordered yarn for yet another one. So we ordered yarn from Sarah, formerly of Cephalopod Yarn, in Bugga in a lovely denim blue. Gigi thinks she is doing a personal #Behmalong.

 

Jasmin has finished a bunch of small sweaters: She is working on finishing a Gramps cardigan from Tot Toppers, out of Sheepspot Suffolk Worsted in the Vitamin C colorway. Jasmin soaked it in SOAK woolwash and then used hair conditioner to soften the yarn.

 

She has another Gramps cardigan in the works, this one by Tin Can Knits in a sock monkey adaptation, out of Cascade 220. She also has cast on a Bifrost scarf by Infinite Twist. They also sent a Fish Sock Kit for Gigi.

 

Jasmin is also knitting a Playdate cardigan by Tin Can Knits out of Fibernymph DyeWorks "Star Trekkie" Also finished a Purl Soho Sweater for Rex out of Berry Colorful Yarnings.

 

Gigi has been cranking out preemie hats, and she has started a sock yarn blanket.


Contest:(19:37)

 

New prize, generously donated by Fab Funky Fibres: The Big One Gradient.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

We mention Susan B. Anderson's podcast

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We announce a new contest: #GrinchBomb

Mastering The Knits, a podcast hosted by Alicia, and Natalie of the former Bark'n Knit podcast are hosting a #ElvesWorkshopAlong. We are hosting another Grinch-Along this year. 

 

Post your holiday gift knitting to instagram with both the #elvesworkshopalong AND the #grinchbomb hashtag (and add a grinch somewhere in the photo, if you can, like this:

 

Untitled

 

From the Mastering the Knits Ravelry forum:

Rules for the Elves Workshop:

 

"Welcome to our new FALL craftalong ElvesWorkshopalong! Alicia and I are so very excited to finally share this with you!

The main idea of the ElvesWorkshopAlong is to encourage us all to create handmade gifts early enough so we can enjoy our Holiday season and avoid racing to finish our gifts at the last min.

The Rules:

The ElvesWorkshopalong will begin September 1st and run until November 30th. Each project must be cast on and finished within this time frame. Crafters will be able to submit as many entries as you wish. Your entry can be any finished crafted object of your choice. Some examples of entries can include knit, crochet, sew, woodworking, modpodge, baking, etc. If it’s a handmade gift, it qualifies!

You will see a locked FO thread which will open once the along begins Sept 1st. We’ll have a form you can quickly fill out to enter each of your finished entries to win prizes! We have already had some prizes donated. Stay tuned for a sneak peek of prizes in the ravelry thread as well as discussed on the podcast!

We will pick prizes for those that post pictures on social media using the tag #elvesworkshopalong."

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The three prizes for the #grinchbomb contest are (so far) three Grinch project bags (sewn by us, never for sale) paired with some lovely Coloring Book Yarn.


Mother Knows Best:(25:25)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about the Citric Acid Soak for color work. Jasmin really likes the unscented SOAK woolwash, as well as the soak from Unicorn.

 

She mentions her Elsa cardigan, and the Rainbow Dots cowl.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(31:47)

 

Gigi used smaller needles on her 1000 Tulips shawl, This changed the gauge and now the shawl isn't wide enough, so she is going to pull some of it back and knit it longer.

 

Jasmin sewed shanks on the backing buttons of the new Playful Stripes cardigan.


Purloined:(33:12)

 

This week we purloin from the Awesome Etiquette podcast hosted by Lizzy Post and Daniel Post-Senning to discuss how to politely let a podcaster know that certain things detract from the listening experience.

 

We also mention the Savage Love Podcast, which is not family friendly.

 

Jasmin mentions Emily Post's Etiquette, by Peggy Post.

 

Review:(44:14)

  

This week we review The Art of Slip Stitch Knitting by Faina Goberstein and Simona Merchant-Dest

 

We mention Jasmin's blog, Better Than Yarn

 

Jasmin recommends Barbara Walker's Book of Stitch Patterns


And Sew On:(54:12)

 

Genevieve joins us briefly to talk about her weaving, spinning, and knitting.

 

Gigi has been working on the turquoise summer dress she is sewing for Genevieve. She thinks she needs to work on improving her technique for lining garments.

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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.

 

 

 

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The Little Box of Socks

Mostly Mittens

A History of Hand Knitting by Richard Rutt

Hats On!

The Frost Flowers stole (photo above)

Signature Double Points

Froehlich Wolle sock yarn

Louet Fingering Weight

Jitterbug by Colinette

Schaefer Anne

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Since the interview, Charlene has published Mostly Mitterns again,  Sock Club and The Sock Knitter's Handbook

 

You can find Charlene's designs on Ravelry here.

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If you were one of the lucky 100 people to score a House Special Knitmore Girls Subscription Box from Bar-Maids - heads up!  For a limited time, you can download a free digital copy of the Fractual Danger pattern designed by Martina Behm that was included in the box. Contact Bar-Maids to request your digital download and they will provide you with a custom code and link for a direct download. The code is good only until December 31, 2015 and only one code will be provided to each subscriber. Write Bar-Maids at: lo-lo@bar-maids.com or call them at 360.573.6033.  PS. There are a few Awesomeness Boxes available.  If you haven't snagged one, do so before they are gone!

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Erin Lane took the plunge and has left Etsy.  If you are looking for your favorite organizational goodies, you need to stop by the ALL NEW Erin.Lane Bags.com. The new site is loaded with great features.  You can "invest in Hank's Bank" to earn rewards towards great discount codes, you can refer friends to help spread the word, and you can find out where to find Erin.Lane next (Stitches Midwest August 6-9).  Basically, all the amazing things you want, all in one place!  Come on down and meet Hank; he's dying to help you get organized.

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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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Sheepspot is a different kind of yarn and fiber company. Every breed-specific yarn and fiber we sell comes from ethically-raised sheep, and most of our yarns and fibers are sustainably grown and processed in right here in North America.

Check us out at sheepspot.com to learn more, and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter and get a free six-part e-course on choosing and using breed-specific yarns. Sheepspot: for those craving sustainable stash from happy sheep!

 


On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin started the Frozen sweater for Genevieve out of Hardtwist by Lisa Souza. Excruciatingly detailed notes can be found on her project page.

 

She mentions that Sculptured Knits is being sold for a giveaway price.

 

Gigi is ready to start beading her Viajante, and as strung her beads onto SuperFloss.

 

Jasmin has finished the  Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings in the "Shades of Grey" colorway. 3977 m for Stash Dash, and there is some more heckling of NDJen04 of the Commuter Knitter podcast.

 

Gigi is almost done with her Lorelei Cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding

She talks about the Fleegle Beader.

 

Jasmin started a hat for Beanzilla to bring him home from the hospital. She is working on the Dinocap.

 

Gigi has finished two more preemie hats out of swapped yarn ends. Jasmin picked up her  Three Color Cashmere cowl by Joji Locatelli out of Pepperberry Knits cashmere.

 

Events:(18:25)

 

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)

- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads

- October 15-18: Pacific International Quilt Fest

 

Contest:(19:40)

 

We have a winner: Karensky

The new prize is: a skein of Lisa Souza Hardtwist Petite base in the Flahridduh colorway

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

 

We are thinking of coming up with a new quirky, creative contest.


Mother Knows Best:(23:34)

 

This week we suggest you be the Boss of your Knitting. We also talk about freshening up sweaters.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(27:44)

 

Gigi lost a game of yarn chicken.  She was a yard and a half short binding off the Lorelei cowl. Also, she can't find the rest of her yarn.

 

Jasmin fixed the button band of the Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho.


Review:(33:26)

 

This week we review Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet by Kate Atherly


Straw Into Gold:(41:31)

 

Gigi has been spinning every day, and has almost spun all of her fleece.

 

Jasmin has been plying like a fiend, to make her Stash Dash goal before going into labor. She is planning to knit the  Schoodic cardigan by Hannah Fettig with it.

 

She has been using the Schacht Yardage Counter in conjunction with the Schacht Ultra Swift.


And Sew On:(47:16)

 

Gigi's sewing machine refused to sew. She tried every trick in the book, and it finally worked again.  She sewed in the zipper, basted shut the lining so Genevieve couldn't try it on. So it has to be lengthened, and Gigi added length and is thinking of sewing rickrack over the seam.

Direct download: Episode_346.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28am PST

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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If you were one of the lucky 100 people to score a House Special Knitmore Girls Subscription Box from Bar-Maids - heads up!  For a limited time, you can download a free digital copy of the Fractual Danger pattern designed by Martina Behm that was included in the box. Contact Bar-Maids to request your digital download and they will provide you with a custom code and link for a direct download. The code is good only until December 31, 2015 and only one code will be provided to each subscriber. Write Bar-Maids at: lo-lo@bar-maids.com or call them at 360.573.6033.  PS. There are a few Awesomeness Boxes available.  If you haven't snagged one, do so before they are gone!

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Erin Lane took the plunge and has left Etsy.  If you are looking for your favorite organizational goodies, you need to stop by the ALL NEW Erin.Lane Bags.com. The new site is loaded with great features.  You can "invest in Hank's Bank" to earn rewards towards great discount codes, you can refer friends to help spread the word, and you can find out where to find Erin.Lane next (Stitches Midwest August 6-9).  Basically, all the amazing things you want, all in one place!  Come on down and meet Hank; he's dying to help you get organized.

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 2014-06-13 - sheepspot_horztag_rgb_orange_zpszvtrg79m.jpg 

Sheepspot is a different kind of yarn and fiber company. Every breed-specific yarn and fiber we sell comes from ethically-raised sheep, and most of our yarns and fibers are sustainably grown and processed in right here in North America.

Check us out at sheepspot.com to learn more, and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter and get a free six-part e-course on choosing and using breed-specific yarns. Sheepspot: for those craving sustainable stash from happy sheep!

 


On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin finished knitting the  Playful Stripes for Beanzilla. Gigi has been working on a pair of 6ply Regia socks in the "Thanksgiving dinner" colors socks.

 

Jasmin is knitting the Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings in the "Shades of Grey" colorway. She references the Tomten pattern out of Elizabeth Zimmerman's The Opinionated Knitter. She mentions Jill Draper.

 

Jasmin talks about Amy Herzog's Knitter's Toolbox App, which helps with spacing button holes.

 

 One of Gigi's Geek socks is finished, the next one is cast on. We discuss the Jaywalker pattern.

 

Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet is mentioned. Question for our listeners: What are your favorite patterns for self striping socks?

 

Gigi reached the black hole of knitting for her  Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs , and Jasmin figured out how much Gigi needs to have left, before she starts her beaded lace edge.

 

There is some heckling of NDJen04 of the Commuter Knitter podcast.

 

Gigi is making tracks on her  Lorelei Cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding,  and is getting to the part where she she gets to use beads.

 

Jasmin reminds her of the Fleegle beader and Oral B Superfloss for beading.


Events:(21:51)

 

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)

- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads

- October 15-18: Pacific International Quilt Fest

 


Contest:(22:39)

 

The new prize is: a skein of Lisa Souza Hardtwist Petite base in the Flahridduh colorway

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

 

Mother Knows Best:(24:20)

 

This week we answer a question from our Facebook page about sizing garments for small people who grow fast.

 

Jasmin references Knits for Boys  by Kate Oates.


When Knitting Attacks:(34:21)

 

Jasmin is thoroughly enjoying the  Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho. She noticed that the sleeves weren't matching. So she frogged part of the sleeve and did it correctly. 

 

 

Review:(40:39)

 

This week we review Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design by Elizabeth Doherty.

 

 Jasmin is thinking of hosting a Quince-Along, or an Elizabeth Doherty-Along.  Jasmin mentions Jo Sharp and Debbie Bliss. Also, Elizabeth Doherty has patterns in Twist Collective and Brooklyn Tweed.

 

Straw into Gold:(56:09)

 

Gigi has been spinning a lot, she is getting faster. And using faster equipment, the High Speed Bobbins are amazing.

 

We talk about Schacht Bobbin, Plastic 6", and the Swedish Bobbin Winder from Carolina Homespun.

 

Also, they gush over how amazing the  Woolee Winder is. Jasmin is planning to knit the Schoodic cardigan by Hannah Fettig. Jasmin wants to knit the Eris cardigan by the Girl from Auntie out of a Corriedale hogget from  Out-back Farm.


And Sew On:(1:08:47)

 

Gigi tried putting gathering stitches onto the skirt of the dress she is sewing for Genevieve. 

She watched tutorials on how to sew gathers on It's Sew Easy, and Gretchen Hirschberger did excellent demonstrations.

 

Jasmin has been sewing address labels (from Sterling Name tapes,) and size labels into the sweaters.

Direct download: Episode_345.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44am PST

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If you were one of the lucky 100 people to score a House Special Knitmore Girls Subscription Box from Bar-Maids - heads up!  For a limited time, you can download a free digital copy of the Fractual Danger pattern designed by Martina Behm that was included in the box. Contact Bar-Maids to request your digital download and they will provide you with a custom code and link for a direct download. The code is good only until December 31, 2015 and only one code will be provided to each subscriber. Write Bar-Maids at: lo-lo@bar-maids.com or call them at 360.573.6033.  PS. There are a few Awesomeness Boxes available.  If you haven't snagged one, do so before they are gone!
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Erin Lane took the plunge and has left Etsy.  If you are looking for your favorite organizational goodies, you need to stop by the ALL NEW Erin.Lane Bags.com. The new site is loaded with great features.  You can "invest in Hank's Bank" to earn rewards towards great discount codes, you can refer friends to help spread the word, and you can find out where to find Erin.Lane next (Stitches Midwest August 6-9).  Basically, all the amazing things you want, all in one place!  Come on down and meet Hank; he's dying to help you get organized.
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 2014-06-13 - sheepspot_horztag_rgb_orange_zpszvtrg79m.jpg 
Sheepspot is a different kind of yarn and fiber company. Every breed-specific yarn and fiber we sell comes from ethically-raised sheep, and most of our yarns and fibers are sustainably grown and processed in right here in North America.
Check us out at sheepspot.com to learn more, and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter and get a free six-part e-course on choosing and using breed-specific yarns. Sheepspot: for those craving sustainable stash from happy sheep!

 

On the Needles: (:32)

Gigi finished knitting her Fractal Danger. Jasmin has been working on her Viajante. Gigi finished a preemie hat, and a sock, and a preemie hat that originally was intended to be a sock.

 

Jasmin is working on the Playful Stripes for Beanzilla.

 

We mention Galina Khmeleva. Gigi enjoys knitting the  Geek socks.

Jasmin did sweater surgery on Genevieve's new Playful Stripes. She loves knitting with Regia 6-ply yarn. We talk about Oxiclean and the sweater fiasco.

 

Gigi has discovered the Black Hole of knitting in her Viajante.


Events:(15:37)

 

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)

- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads

- October 15-18: Pacific International Quilt Fest

 

Contest:(16:50)

 

The new prize is: a skein of Lisa Souza Hardtwist Petite base in the Flahridduh colorway

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.


Mother Knows Best:(18:29)

 

This weeks advice is: Clean as you go!

Jasmin mentions the  Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast, hosted by Sarapomegranate, and The Splendid Table podcast.


When Knitting Attacks:(23:47)

 

Gigi lost spectacularly at Yarn Chicken. Then the Selvedges cardigan from Knit Wear Magazine #1, got her.

 

Jasmin explains the sweater surgery on the Playful Stripes cardigan for Genevieve.


Review:(36:57)

 

This week we review The Practical Spinners Guide: Rare Luxurious Fibers, by Judith MacKenzie


Straw Into Gold:(49:41)

 

Jasmin won her Tour de Fleece.

Gigi loves her Schacht Matchless. She just discovered the joys of smaller pulleys two days before the end of the tour. Also, Jasmin kindly provided her with a high speed bobbin. Now Gigi can spin 25g per hour.


And Sew On:(54:45)

 

Gigi sewed seams on her muslin for a  Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time.

She will need fitting help from Jasmin before the next step.

 

She pinned the skirt to the bodice for the turquoise dress for Genevieve, that she started for her last summer.

 

Sam suggested doing a sketch on graph paper for figuring out how to set up furniture. Gigi found some pattern paper with one inch square increments for drawing her sewing room plans.

Direct download: Episode_344.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50pm PST

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If you were one of the lucky 100 people to score a House Special Knitmore Girls Subscription Box from Bar-Maids - heads up!  For a limited time, you can download a free digital copy of the Fractual Danger pattern designed by Martina Behm that was included in the box. Contact Bar-Maids to request your digital download and they will provide you with a custom code and link for a direct download. The code is good only until December 31, 2015 and only one code will be provided to each subscriber. Write Bar-Maids at: lo-lo@bar-maids.com or call them at 360.573.6033.  PS. There are a few Awesomeness Boxes available.  If you haven't snagged one, do so before they are gone!
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Erin Lane took the plunge and has left Etsy.  If you are looking for your favorite organizational goodies, you need to stop by the ALL NEW Erin.Lane Bags.com. The new site is loaded with great features.  You can "invest in Hank's Bank" to earn rewards towards great discount codes, you can refer friends to help spread the word, and you can find out where to find Erin.Lane next (Stitches Midwest August 6-9).  Basically, all the amazing things you want, all in one place!  Come on down and meet Hank; he's dying to help you get organized.
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 2014-06-13 - sheepspot_horztag_rgb_orange_zpszvtrg79m.jpg 
Sheepspot is a different kind of yarn and fiber company. Every breed-specific yarn and fiber we sell comes from ethically-raised sheep, and most of our yarns and fibers are sustainably grown and processed in right here in North America. 
Check us out at sheepspot.com to learn more, and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter and get a free six-part e-course on choosing and using breed-specific yarns. Sheepspot: for those craving sustainable stash from happy sheep!  

 


On The Needles:(0:31)

 

One minute health update.

Jasmin has made excellent progress on a Playful Stripes for Beanzilla. Gigi is working on the Fractal Danger shawlette.

 

Jasmin is working on her Viajante #Behmalong, #beadsandlace2015. She mentions the Around Your Neck KAL  (#aynKAL) from the Suburban Stitcher. She is musing about mindful knitting. Gigi's progress on her Viajante seems infinitesimal.

 

Gigi is adding stitches on a preemie hat. She also is knitting more socks out of the Regia 6ply that she had left over from last weeks socks.

 

Jasmin is very pleased with the customer service at Unicorn Fiber. Genevieve's Playful Stripes cardigan cardigan has been (somewhat) salvaged.

 

Events:(16:21)

 

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)

- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece

- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads

- October 15-18: Pacific International Quilt Fest


Contest:(20:28)

 

This weeks prize is a skein of Berry Colorful Yarnings, in the colorway "Sweet".

And the winner is: Fanojoel!

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.


Mother Knows Best:(2:11)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about adding beads.

 

Thanks for finding the Oak Park socks pattern out of the Anntarsia book.

Kristen from Yarngasm has an excellent beaded knitting tutorial.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(27:42)

 

 Jasmin managed to knit the smaller sized sleeve length on the sweater she just finished for Genevieve. She mentions the Houdini technique. She is testing/reviewing he Knitter's Pride Karbonz needles.


Review:(38:09)

 

 This week we review Knitted Wraps &amp; Cover-ups, by Annie Modesitt.


Straw Into Gold:(48:41)

 

Gigi needs to switch out whorls to make her spinning wheel go faster. Also, she got Rumpelstilzkined, when her spinning attacked her. The singles had slipped the confines of the bobbin.

 

Jasmin didn't set up her Woolly Winder properly and managed to confound herself. Her goal per day is 75g per day.


And Sew On:(53:41)

 

Jasmin went to the fabric store WITHOUT mom. Mom suggested that Kwik Sew patterns are generally written for knit fabrics.

Direct download: Episode_343.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:42pm PST

This weeks episode is sponsored by:

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If you were one of the lucky 100 people to score a House Special Knitmore Girls Subscription Box from Bar-Maids - heads up!  For a limited time, you can download a free digital copy of the Fractual Danger pattern designed by Martina Behm that was included in the box. Contact Bar-Maids to request your digital download and they will provide you with a custom code and link for a direct download. The code is good only until December 31, 2015 and only one code will be provided to each subscriber. Write Bar-Maids at: lo-lo@bar-maids.com or call them at 360.573.6033.  PS. There are a few Awesomeness Boxes available.  If you haven't snagged one, do so before they are gone!

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Erin Lane took the plunge and has left Etsy.  If you are looking for your favorite organizational goodies, you need to stop by the ALL NEW Erin.Lane Bags.com. The new site is loaded with great features.  You can "invest in Hank's Bank" to earn rewards towards great discount codes, you can refer friends to help spread the word, and you can find out where to find Erin.Lane next (Stitches Midwest August 6-9).  Basically, all the amazing things you want, all in one place!  Come on down and meet Hank; he's dying to help you get organized.

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 2014-06-13 - sheepspot_horztag_rgb_orange_zpszvtrg79m.jpg 

Sheepspot is a different kind of yarn and fiber company. Every breed-specific yarn and fiber we sell comes from ethically-raised sheep, and most of our yarns and fibers are sustainably grown and processed in right here in North America.

Check us out at sheepspot.com to learn more, and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter and get a free six-part e-course on choosing and using breed-specific yarns. Sheepspot: for those craving sustainable stash from happy sheep!  


On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin finished another Playful Stripes cardigan for Genevieve and is very pleased with it.  This brings up her Stash Dash total to 3057m. There is some heckling of NDJen04 of the Commuter Knitter podcast.

 

Gigi has hit the black hole of knitting and exclaims that she has knit nothing. The rounds on her Viajante #Behmalong, #beadsandlace2015 are getting bigger and bigger and showing less and less progress.

 

Jasmin is working on a Playful Stripes for Beanzilla. Gigi has been enjoying working on the Fractal Danger shawlette.

 

Jasmin is knitting the Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho, out of  Berry Colorful Yarnings in the "Shades of Grey" colorway. She references the Tomten pattern out of Elizabeth Zimmerman's The Opinionated Knitter


Events:(17:12)

 

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)

- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece

- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads

- October : Pacific International Quilt Fest

 

Jasmin talks about her strategy with her Hansen's Minispinner.

 

Also, if you are unhappy with the Wool Auction in Monterey being scheduled on Labor Day weekend, let them know.

 

We will let you know via social media when we go on baby hiatus.


Contest:(24:55)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

 

The newest prize is the "Sweet" colorway in her Awesome Sock Selfstriping Wide from Berry Colorful Yarnings.


Mother Knows Best:(27:17)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum about leaving your knitting in the car.

 

Jasmin loves her Addi Turbo Needles, because they have a lifetime warranty, and are very well made. Also the ChiaoGoo Twist Red Lace  Knitting Needle Set are amazing.

 

Gigi also answers a question about knitting Martina Behm patterns in English.


When Knitting Attacks:(33:18) 

 

Gigi was repeatedly attacked by her Fractal Danger. Jasmin's  Little Baby Sweater got her.

 

Jasmin washed Genevieve's Playful Stripes cardigan with Beyond Clean and instead of getting glowing white, it turned yellow in the sun. Jasmin usually washes her woolens in SOAK, and the rest of her regular laundry in Rocking Green detergent.


Review:(43:01)

 

This week we review Colorwheel Knits, by Veera Välimäki

 

Jasmin mentions our review of Vivacious Kids, and Hannah Fettig and Alana Dakos patterns


Straw Into Gold:(56:56)

 

Gigi's drive band broke and she spend a whole day sewing a new one together, so she lost two days of spinning time. The nice people of Schacht Spindle company were very helpful.

 

Jasmin has spun 350g out of a total of 800g of her hogget corriedale fleece.

 

Join Team Sasquatch group if you haven't done so yet!

Direct download: Episode_342.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:24pm PST

This weeks episode is sponsored by

 

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If you were one of the lucky 100 people to score a House Special Knitmore Girls Subscription Box from Bar-Maids - heads up!  For a limited time, you can download a free digital copy of the Fractual Danger pattern designed by Martina Behm that was included in the box. Contact Bar-Maids to request your digital download and they will provide you with a custom code and link for a direct download. The code is good only until December 31, 2015 and only one code will be provided to each subscriber. Write Bar-Maids at: lo-lo@bar-maids.com or call them at 360.573.6033.  PS. There are a few Awesomeness Boxes available.  If you haven't snagged one, do so before they are gone!

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg

Erin Lane took the plunge and has left Etsy.  If you are looking for your favorite organizational goodies, you need to stop by the ALL NEW Erin.Lane Bags.com. The new site is loaded with great features.  You can "invest in Hank's Bank" to earn rewards towards great discount codes, you can refer friends to help spread the word, and you can find out where to find Erin.Lane next (Stitches Midwest August 6-9).  Basically, all the amazing things you want, all in one place!  Come on down and meet Hank; he's dying to help you get organized.

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 2014-06-13 - sheepspot_horztag_rgb_orange_zpszvtrg79m.jpg 

Sheepspot is a different kind of yarn and fiber company. Every breed-specific yarn and fiber we sell comes from ethically-raised sheep, and most of our yarns and fibers are sustainably grown and processed in right here in North America.

Check us out at sheepspot.com to learn more, and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter and get a free six-part e-course on choosing and using breed-specific yarns. Sheepspot: for those craving sustainable stash from happy sheep!  


On The Needles:(0:33)

 

Jasmin is knitting yet another Playful Stripes cardigan for Genevieve, and there is another one in the works for Beanzilla.

 

Gigi has gotten to the underarms on her Selvedges cardigan. Jasmin is loving the fabric that is knitting up for the Little Baby sweater with yarn from Berry Colorful Yarning. Jill Draper has some good advice about using The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmerman. We are excited and scared about having watched Jurassic World movie, and Jasmin successfully used the RunPee app.

 

Gigi has finished a pair of socks out of Regia 6-ply yarn, and two preemie hats. She has also cast on again the cuff of her Geek socks and is loving the Fractal Danger shawlette, and is making slow progress on her Viajante #Behmalong, #beadsandlace2015.

 

Events:(12:09)

 

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)

- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece

- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads

 

There is some heckling of NDJen04 of Commuter Knitter podcast


Contest:(15:41)

 

We will pick a new prize next week.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.


Mother Knows Best:(17:18)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about spinning for socks. (Socks by Ria Buchanan, The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook)

 

When Knitting Attacks:(23:42)

 

Gigi was attacked by her Fractal Danger twice. Jasmin had issues with the battery cable for the RAVPower® Xtreme Battery for her Hansen Minispinner.

 

Jasmin mentions Stephen West's new spring Style collection, and XRX's Knit One Below


Review:(27:31)

 

 This week we review Knitting Brioche-Stitch Socks: 14 Easy Patterns for Tube Socks by Barbara Sander


Straw Into Gold:(34:10)

 

Gigi is spinning the grey that she bought at the Monterey Wool Auction and had processed by Morro Fleece Works.

 

Jasmin has spun 200g of her Corriedale hogget, from Out-back Farm, on her Hansen minispinner. She is using photography ideas from Down Cellar Studio and Knitting Butterflies podcasts


And Sew On:(40:01)

 

Gigi is working on muslins for a master pattern for the dresses out of Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time: by Tanya Whelan

Direct download: Episode_341.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:53am PST

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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If you were one of the lucky 100 people to score a House Special Knitmore Girls Subscription Box from Bar-Maids - heads up!  For a limited time, you can download a free digital copy of the Fractual Danger pattern designed by Martina Behm that was included in the box. Contact Bar-Maids to request your digital download and they will provide you with a custom code and link for a direct download. The code is good only until December 31, 2015 and only one code will be provided to each subscriber. Write Bar-Maids at: lo-lo@bar-maids.com or call them at 360.573.6033.  PS. There are a few Awesomeness Boxes available.  If you haven't snagged one, do so before they are gone!

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg

Erin Lane took the plunge and has left Etsy.  If you are looking for your favorite organizational goodies, you need to stop by the ALL NEW Erin.Lane Bags.com. The new site is loaded with great features.  You can "invest in Hank's Bank" to earn rewards towards great discount codes, you can refer friends to help spread the word, and you can find out where to find Erin.Lane next (Stitches Midwest August 6-9).  Basically, all the amazing things you want, all in one place!  Come on down and meet Hank; he's dying to help you get organized. 

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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:(0:34)

 

Jasmin is working on two Playful Stripes cardigans, one for Genevieve, and one for Beanzilla, since she is replacing Genevieve's old Playful Stripes.

 

Jasmin is knitting the Playful Stripes on Knitter's Pride Karbonz Deluxe Interchangeable needles which we will review in a future episode. She mentions Monkeysuits.

 

On the way to Eugene, Jasmin cast on the Spectral shawl out of yarn from the now defunct Cephalopod Yarns. We are all excited about the gradient yarn kits from Black Trillium Fibers that we saw at the Black Sheep Gathering.

 

Gigi is excited about the  Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs #behmalong she is also excited about working on the Fractal Danger shawl by Martina Behm,  (#behmalong) out of Abstract Fiber Supersock + in the Danger colorway. Gigi's one FO is a preemie hat.

 

Gigi is excited about knitting a pair of socks out of Regia 6-ply Stripemania that are growing at an amazing speed.

 

She is also working on the Selvedges cardigan out of an old Knit Wear Magazine # 1, out of an alpaca yarn with a large gauge.

 

Events:(23:56)

 

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)

- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece

- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads

 

We mention Voolenvine's Video Beading tutorial.

Join Team Sasquatch!

 

Contest:(26:14)

 

We have a new prize! A skein of Canon Hand Dyes in George Merino base DK in the "You Really Must Get some Flounces" Jane Austen colorway.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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


Mother Knows Best:(28:00)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum about getting measured.

 

Jasmin watched the Lucy Neatby Intarsia DVDs and mentions Custom Fit Qualified yarn stores.

 

Let us know about measuring/getting measured by the Custom Fit team.


When Knitting Attacks:(35:05)

 

Gigi cast on too many stitches for her Geek socks. Jasmin accidentally used Gigi's waste yarn for a provisional cast on and the piece was too short.


Review:(39:47)

 

 This week we review Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Knitting by Mary Scott Huff

 

We mention her other books, Hats to Knit, Fun and Fantastical Slippers to Knit:

The New Stranded Colorwork, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting

 

Jasmin mentions Kids Knitting: Projects for Kids of all Ages, by  Melanie Falick

and Lucy Neatby's The Brand New Knitter DVD.


Straw Into Gold:(54:43)

 

Week 6 of Tour de Fleece training: find your support network.

Jasmin advises Rachel Ray recipes, and joining Team Sasquatch

Gigi weighed her fiber into 25g nests.


And Sew On:(57:35)

 

Gigi has started on a garment from Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time: by Tanya Whelan.

She thinks the master patterns needed more detail, like the Burda magazine patterns.

Direct download: Episode_340.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26am PST

This weeks episode is sponsored by:

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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
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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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
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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)

 

Jasmin has a FO: she totally finished her  Kapuzin sweater,  out of Lisa Souza yarn in color that works for Genevieve and Beanzilla as well, in Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. Grosgrain ribbon, buttons, ends woven in, size and name label sewn in. #stashdash2015

 

Gigi finished her Gansey socks and two preemie hats.

 

Jasmin is making good progress on the Three Color Cashmere cowl by Joji Locatelli out of Pepperberry Knits cashmere.

 

Gigi has worked a bit on the Fractal Danger shawl by Martina Behm,  #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber  Supersock + in the Danger colorway, which was part of the House Special by the Barmaids.

 

Jasmin has started on the Spectral Cowl out of a Cephalopod Yarns gradient kit. Gigi is working on the Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs.

 

Jasmin is swatching for a new Playful Stripes Cardigan by Alana Dako for Genevieve, out of Regia 6 ply. Jasmin mentions her Ariann.

 

There will be an eight week hiatus when Beanzilla arrives, Jasmin is hoping to air our interviews from Stitches West 2015 while we are not recording.

 

Events:(14:38)

 

We were very  impressed by Mark Eidman, the judge at Blacksheep Gathering. We loved the food at Dar Essalam, Off the Waffle, Papa's Soul Food and Marchė.

 

We were charmed by the accommodations at the Timbers motel.

 

Gigi spun on her Jenkins spindle, Jasmin spun on her  Hansen's Mini Spinner and the RAVPower® Xtreme Battery. We bumped into Shilo from Spin Control !

 

We enjoyed the company of Carin of the Knit Wits, AmyDe, Sonia Ruyts and Liz from Stash, and the lovely Sivia Harding

 

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)

- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece

- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads

 

Contest:(39:20)

 

We have a winner this week! Photoknitgal won a skein of  Invictus Yarn in the Torrent colorway

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.


Mother Knows Best:(40:37)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about oiling a spinning wheel. We like the blue Scott Shop Towels.

 

Schacht instructions on oiling wheels


Purloined:(44:29)

 

This week we purloin High Note  from Paula from Knitting Pipeline and On A Happy Note from Boston Jen of Down Cellar Studio.

 

Kudos to AVIS car rental!

 

Review:(47:12)

 

This week we review

Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time: by Tanya Whelan

 

 Straw Into Gold:(54:03)

 

Tour de Fleece Training, Week 5, clean your wheel. We use Murphy's Oil Soap, Woodbeams, and diaper rags from Tiny Tots

 

Congratulations to  Janet Heppler for winning Best in Show at the Black Sheep Gathering.

 

Gigi spun on her Jenkins Turkish Delight and admired his new style of spindle made out of horn.


And Sew On:(59:08)

 

Jasmin is enjoying handsewing and has been finishing the  Kapuzin, using our grosgrain ribbon tutorial and the couture button tutorial.

 

She has bought backing buttons from the same dry cleaning catalog where we get out dry cleaner bags for storing fleece and yarn and fabric.

Direct download: Episode_339.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50pm PST

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
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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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
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Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!


On The Needles:(0:36)

 

Gigi has found the rhythm of her Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs . Jasmin is making amazing progress on her Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins .

 

Jasmin mentions watching the Lucy Neatby DVDs in preparation of the Infinite Twist Octopus kit that we want to knit. She recommends the jogless join on the Techknitter blog. She mentions her Jane Austen cowl.

 

Gigi is working on a pair of socks out of Two Sisters Yarn, in the Outlander colorway. She is using the tubular cast on out of Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks, Warm Feet.

 

This technique is also available on her app.

Gigi finished a pair of tube socks out of Opal van Gogh for Genevieve.

 

Jasmin is also working on another cowl, the Three Color Cashmere cowl by Joji Locatelli out of Pepperberry Knits cashmere.

 

Gigi is working on the Fractal Danger shawl by Martina Behm,  #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber  Supersock + in the Danger colorway, which was part of the House Special by the Barmaids.

 

 She is also knitting another pair of Gansey socks, out of Invictus Yarns, in the Beyond Grey Flannel Colorway on size 1 Karbonz needles. We are currently working with these needles for a future review.


 Loose Ends:(21:00)

 

We mourn the passing of Lisa Grossman, the Tsock Tsarina. The knitting community has suffered a great loss.

 

Events:(21:43)

 

We attended the yarn swap at Purlescence, and Gigi came home with lots of sock yarn bits for preeemie hats. And Jasmin is thrilled with the effects of the Gleener.

 

 - 06/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon [You can find the recap episode with all of the restaurants listed here]

 

We mention meet-ups organized by Sasha Torres from Sheepspot, and Shilo of Spincontrol, for aficionados of Jenkins drop spindles.  We were listening to Fluffy Fibers podcast and theYarns from the Yinhoo podcast during KIP day.

 

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  invented by the Knit Girllls

- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece

- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads


Contest:(31:52)

 

This weeks  prize is a skein of Invictus Yarns in the Unafraid colorway, in the Torrent base. 75% superwash merino, 20% nylon and 5% stellina.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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 delightfullness.

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

 

Mother Knows Best:(34:13)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about pattern ideas for gradient yarn. 

 

Miss Babs's kits are amazing, as are Martina Behm's kits. Also, a lot of Stephen West's patterns will work spectacularly for gradient yarns. Moebius cowl, and Jasmin mentions Amy Detjen's sweater out of Knitcircus, and the Hiro cardigan.

 

We are wondering if there is a filter for gradients in ravelry.

 

The Philosopher's Fair Isle  is an option for gradients, as is using Kauni, like Stephanie Pearl McPhee's project. Or the Lane Splitter skirt.

 

The other question we try to answer is what to do if you get gauge but hate the fabric.

Custom Fit software by Amy Herzog. We don't know if you can import patterns into this software.

 

Jasmin's Cocoknits Katarina is mentioned.

 

Natalie, of Mastering the Knits is mentioned


When Knitting Attacks:(43:36)

 

Gigi was attacked by a variation of the provisional crocheted cast-on. She got the wrong amount of stitches on the Fractal Danger Shawl.

 

Review:(45:30)

 

This week we review Vivacious Kids by Fyberspates Yarn

 

 Straw Into Gold:(53:49)

 

Week 3 and Week 4 of Tour de Fleece training.

 

Jasmin is trying Corriedale from a new to her breeder.  She mentions Amy King's article about how to reduce pilling.

 

She will take her Hansen Mini-Spinner with her and is excited about the RAVPower® Xtreme Battery

Direct download: Episode_338.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:35am PST

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
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 infinitetwist. 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)

 

Gigi is seaming her Mishke for #Stashdash and anticipating all the yardage that it will add.

 

Jasmin has finished the dot part of her Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins  and is now making tracks on the stripes.

 

Gigi is excited about her Selvedges cardigan out of an old Knit Wear Magazine # 1, out of an alpaca yarn with a large gauge.

 

Jasmin has just started on her Three Color Cashmere Cowl, by Joji Locatelli out of Pepperberry Knits.

 

Gigi has cast on the Fractal Danger shawl by Martina Behm,  #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock + in the Danger colorway, which was part of the House Special by the Barmaids.

She mentions that she  has pulled yarn to knit a pair of socks with Lucy Neatby's rolled hem technique. [Retraction, this is not a rolled hem, it is a tubular hem, from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet]

 

Jasmin is working on her Viajante and mentions the Fleegle beading tool. #matchymatchyKAL

 

Gigi has also been knitting on her Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs 

 

Events:(14:19)

 

We attended   Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery and we had lots of fun

 

Dr Gemma already has done a recap on her podcast.

We mention the amazing Sultana, who spinns for the sweaters she knits.

 

 - 06/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon [You can find the recap episode with all of the restaurants listed here]

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  invented by the Knit Girllls

- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece

- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads

 

Contest:(25:59)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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

 

The contest has wrapped up. The winners all submitted entries that were original and delightful 

 

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.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe", generously provided by The Wool Boutique

 

A Highland Thistle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 


Mother Knows Best:(32:05)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about increases in patterns. Jasmin suggests the Knit Evenly App.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:50)

 

Gigi had fun with her Viajante and managed to think she had mistaken it for the Tubularity. Attack ensued.

 

Purloined:(38:47)

 

 This week we are purloining "Tooltime" from the Yarnraising podcast, hosted by Malia

 

We love the Gleener The Ultimate Fuzz Remover Kit


Review:(44:23)

 

This week we are reviewing

 

Westknits Spring Shawl KAL 2015 Collection by Stephen West

 

Jasmin mentioned our interview with him at Stitches West 2015.

 

We mention other Stephen West designs that we have knitted Daybreak, Pogona, Boneyard

Direct download: Episode_337.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:03am PST

This weeks episode is sponsored by:

 

 

 

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 

 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg

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 infinitetwist. 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 has some finished objects: she has finished the van Gogh vanilla socks, and started tube socks out of what is left over for Genevieve.

 

Jasmin has lengthened the sleeves of Genevieve's  Very Hungry Caterpillar cardigan #stashdash. According to Lala from the Knit Girllls it counts for Stash Dash.

 

There is some heckling of  Commuter Jen.

 

Jasmin is planning to lengthen her SPAKAL sweater : The Eadon cardigan by Susanna IC, and add a zipper to it, which doesn't count for Stash Dash.

 

Gigi has finished the knitting on the Gansey socks.  The yarn bleeds and needs to be set with citric acid.

 

We mention Rachel Herron's blog  who is purging her posessions. We talk about stash.

 

Jasmin is still knitting on her  Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins, and is enjoying it tremendously.

 

Gigi has knitted up more preemie hats and is thinking of crocheting flowers on top of some of them.

 

Jasmin has been working on her  Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs, in the Metro colorway. And she is excited about putting beads on it. Also, she mentions Miss Babs' very inspiring newsletter.

 

Gigi is seaming up the  Mishke.  #stashdash.

 

Events:(18:10)

 

- 6/6/2015:  Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery (Bring a hat, get a mug)

- 06/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash

- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece

-July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads

 

 

 

Contest:(20:48)

 

Our winner this week is HappySpiderKnits , who has a podcast. She won a skein of Rhubarb by Abstract Fiber  in Super Sock Plus. And Jasmin promised to link to a recipe for Dutch Baby pancakes.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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

 

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.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

A Highland Thistle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon


Mother Knows Best:(24:20)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about thoughtful reviews for Etsy and Indie dyers

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:10)

 

Gigi had put too many stitches on the waste yarn for her Gansey socks and now has to graft the hole that is left from the heel.


Review:(38:13)

 

This week we review Boho Crochet


Straw Into Gold:(45:53)

 

Genevieve decided to spin and had a mini lesson on pinching and pulling fiber.

 

Tour de Fleece, week two of preparation. Jasmin mentions the 6 inch Schacht bobbins

 

And Sew On:(51:24)

 

Jasmin has been sewing zippers.  Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest.

 

She has gotten labels from ShuShuStyle and Sterling name tapes.

 

She also sewed a zipper into her Citrus Mondo cable cardi out of Cascade Quatro, and the other Mondo  is made out of Abstract Fiber Miro.

 

Direct download: Episode_336.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm PST

This weeks episode is sponsored by

 

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg
Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
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:(0:35)

 

Gigi has knitted a preemie hat a day for #oneadayinmay.

 

Jasmin has talked to Laura, the Empress of Stash Dash, who ruled that sewing grosgrain ribbon and buttons does not count for Stash Dash. So she finished knitting the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway, for Genevieve. Also, she mentions totally beating Commuter Jen at Stash Dash.

 

Jasmin expounds on the virtues of blocking and how much better knits look afterwards. She mentions Martina Behm and Amy Herzog and their method of blocking.

 

And she praises America's Test Kitchen's method of side by side comparisons. And Gigi likes Shout Color Catchers for doing laundry.

 

Jasmin mentions Soak for blocking the  Envelope pullover out of yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings, by Ysolda Teague, and the Baby Vertebrae (it also comes in an adult size )

 

Gigi also finished her Braidsmaid, out of some ancient mohair/silk Artfibers Kyoto. She is thinking maybe she will knit another one. #stashdash2015!

 

Jasmin is tremendously enjoying her Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins,l , and saying it it the best thing she knit so far. She is talking about finding her Kelim Sweater.LINK

 

Gigi finished her   Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber. #stashdash.

She also finished her  Braidsmaid #Behmalong, #stashdash.

 

Jasmin is making progress on her Viajante, and the beads came in! (from Fire Mountain)

 

Gigi finished the Vanilla tube socks out of My First Regia, for Genevieve.

 

We measured one of our friends for a custom fit sweater from Amy Herzog

 

Jasmin listened to a new podcast Actually Knitting, and she mentions asking the  Knit Girllls about counting sweater surgery for Stash Dash. She is lengthening sleeves on the Caterpillar cardigan.

She is talking about the Playful Stripes cardi.

 

Gigi loves working on the  Gansey socks, and cast on vanilla socks out of Opal van Gogh yarn.

 

Events:(24:09)

 

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, and we list the things to bring, and mention Morro Fleece Works.

 

Bring a hat, get a mug!

 

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon June 19-21.

 

Stash Dash Runs from May 22 to August 14.

 

Tour de Fleece rides from July 4th - 26th

 

Summer of Lace and Beads


Contest:(26:35)

 

PSA: Rhubarb season has started, and we got a skein of Abstract Fiber yarn in their Rhubarb colorway,  in their supersock plus base.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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

 

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.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

A Highland Thistle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 

We talk about the podcast by Ron Moore about Outlander, and Terry Dresbach's podcast about costuming on Outlander. 


Mother Knows Best:(30:44)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about how to figure out who to buy from on Etsy. Jasmin mentions the #IronSwatchChallenge

 

 And: how we take notes for the podcast.


When Knitting Attacks:(41:53)

 

Gigi managed to put too many stitches for the heel of one of the Gansey socks onto waste yarn.

Jasmin mentions our interview with Anna Zilboorg and the buttonhole in Knitting for Anarchists and the Lucy Neatbe Magic buttonhole. Also: Ysolda Teague's buttonhole.

 

Also, Jasmin glued shanks onto polymer hats and managed to drown five buttons in Superglue.

 

Purloined:(47:27)

 

We mention Die Urbane Spinnstube and Creative Mother Thinking and talk about clothes  matching, and capsule wardrobes. Jasmin mentions hearing about this on Actually Knitting, or maybe Yarns from the Yin Hoo. She also mentions Hannah Fettigs interview on the A Playful Day podcast. Let us know what you think.


Review:(50:16)

 

This week we review Vintage Knits for Babies, by Rita Taylor

 

 Jasmin mentions the Wee Liesl by Ysolda Teague


Straw Into Gold:(57:40)

 

Tour de Fleece training, week 1: Pick your Project. Empty out your bobbins. Spun and plied yardage applies to Stash Dash.

 

Join Team Sasquatch!

 

Direct download: Episode_335.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:58am PST

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
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!

 

We have a quick, one minute health update.


On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Gigi is knitting a preemie hat a day for #onadayinmay.

 

Jasmin is gearing up for the Stash Dash and trash talking CommuterJen, Stitchmistress and Emily Knitting Butterflies. Stash Dash is hosted by the brilliant Knit Girllls.

 

Jasmin unearthed a bin of UFO's for Stash Dash. Jasmin does a summary of the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. She is nearly ready to sew on the grosgrain ribbon and add buttons.

 

Gigi is saving the bind-off of the  Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber. for the Stash Dash. She mentions Susan B. Anderson's videocast.

 

Jasmin is working on the Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins, stored in her Erin Lane Two-fer bag. She is enjoying the fair isle technique tremendously.

 

Gigi is knitting tube socks for Genevieve out of My First Regia, which comes in 25 g balls.

 

Jasmin is working on the Viajante #Behmalong, out of Miss Babs Kilimanjaro in the Metro colorway.

And she discovered a beaded edge for it, which she linked on her project page.

 

Gigi is enjoying the Braidsmaid #Behmalong tremendously.

 

Jasmin is also on a Martina kick, and she has started the Fractal Danger  #Behmalong in the Danger colorway. Jasmin mentions the Lolo House Special Box, and how much she likes everything out of it.


Events:(17:12)

 

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, and we list the things to bring, and mention Morro Fleece Works.

 

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon June 19-21.

 

Stash Dash Runs from May 22 to August 14.


Contest:(24:45)

 

We have a winner this week! Fishknits Strong heart base in the Cool Ten colorway.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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

 

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.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

A Highland Thistle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 

We talk about the podcast by Ron Moore about Outlander, and Terry Dresbach's podcast about costuming on Outlander. 


Mother Knows Best:(31:25)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about yarn store etiquette.

 

Jasmin mention the Awesome Etiquette podcast 


When Knitting Attacks:(42:47)

 

Gigi  is cruising along on the Braidsmaid, and having so much fun with it, that she is cruising right past the cables regularly.


Purloined:(45:37)

 

This week we purloin #memademay from Isabelle of the Fluffy Fibers podcast and A Playful Day.

Jasmin mentions Amy Herzog's Knit Wear Love, and her Craftsy class. Let us know about how you deal with making things you can wear.

 

Review:(52:57)

 

This week we review Knitting the Perfect Fit, by Melissa Leapman

 

Jasmin mentions The HOAX Fashion Formula

Direct download: Episode_334.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:06pm PST

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 

 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg

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)

 

Gigi talks about #oneadayinmay, and how she has changed her objective to knitting one preemie hat a day.  She mentions having cast on all of the socks out of Hunter Hammersen's Knitters Couriosity Cabinet at one point of time.

 

Jasmin has finished the Striped Austen Cowl by Margaret Skår. This is a kit from  Canon Hand Dyes.

 

Gigi is working on the  Gansey socks and enjoying it.

 

Jasmin has started the Rainbow Dots Cowl kit, (Pattern by Janina Böttger, yarn in a kit from Canon Hand Dyes.)

 

Jasmin mentions the Philosopher's Wool Technique that she learned ages ago.

 

Gigi is working on the last stripe of the Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.

 

And she has finished a preemie hat every day for her #oneadayinmay.

 

Jasmin is working on the  Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.

Trying to pick buttons with Genevieve was challenging. Jasmin has grosgrain ribbon with Thing One and Thing Two, and she went on Etsy and found Cat in the Hat plastic hats that she will turn into buttons.

 

Also, she has cast on the Fractal Danger by Martina Behm, out of the "Danger" colorway by Abstract Fiber, and it is lovely. (This was from the Bar Maids Knitmore Girls "House Special" box.)

 

We gush about how talented Martina Behm is. Jasmin mentions A Playful Day, and the episode featuring Ysolda Teague.

 

Gigi mentions the Einstein Coat, and how talented the designer (Sally Melville) is and a lot of her patterns are garterstitch, and the designs are very sophisticated and elegant. (Mom mentions The Knit Stitch.)

 

Events:(20:01)

 

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, and we list the things to bring

 

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon

 

Jasmin mentions the Around Me app. And we drool over the Dar Essalaam.

 

Contest:(25:45)

 

We have a new prize: Strongheart sock yarn by Fishknits.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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

 

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.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

A Highland Thistle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 

We talk about the podcast by Ron Moore about Outlander, and Terry Dresbach's podcast about costuming on Outlander.


Mother Knows Best:(33:37)

 

This week we are doing a follow up on making new friends at fiber events. Let us know what works for you.


When Knitting Attacks:(41:17)

 

Gigi got KO-ed SPELLING? by a vanilla preemie hat. Go figure.

 

Jasmin's 3 mm needles all went into hiding to mess with her. Ditto at the knitting shop. And she has plans for Stash Dash.


Review:(46:21)

 

This week we review Faux Taxidermy Knits by Louise Walker

Direct download: Episode_333.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:55pm PST

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg
Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
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)

 

 Jasmin is finishing things off, she is working on the  Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. We were discussing if we should line the pockets with silk.

 

Gigi had heard about #oneadayinmay, and thought she was supposed to start on a new project every day. She tried it for a week and decided she does not like it and instead will knit a preemie hat every day instead. She thought she had heard about this on Prairie Girls, but their idea was not nearly as crazy.

 

Also, Rachel Roue from the former KnitCents podcast is podcasting  about insects, and her podcast is called What's the Buzz? 

 

Gigi started a pair of socks on the first. She started the Braidsmaid #Behmalong. We gush about the House Special box from  Barmaids, and we love everything in it.  We especially love our custom scent ("In Stitches"), the "Danger" colorway from Abstract Fiber and the Fractal Danger pattern by Martina Behm.

 

Jasmin mentioned the cable needle by Leslie Wind. Jasmin is working on the  Austen Cowl by Margaret Skor. This is a kit from  Canon Hand Dyes.

 

Gigi started the Selvedge cardigan out of Interweave's Knit.Wear 2011 out of Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky.

 

Gigi started the Gansey socks. She likes the pattern a lot and it reminds her of a Hunter Hammersen pattern.


Events:(18:15)

 

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery

and we list the things to bring

 

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon

  

Contest:(22:32)

 

 

This week we have a winner:Justbewellyogatx on instagram

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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

 

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.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

A Highland Thisle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon


Mother Knows Best:(28:13)

 

This week we tell you to talk to stranger at fiber festivals.

We got to meet Sandy Wiseheart, the Tsock Tsarina, Syne Mitchell, Jennifer from Holiday Yarns, Damselfly Fibers.

 

The Sock Tsarina ( April 24th post) isn't doing well, read her blog here. Also Halos of Hope is having a drive called Just One.


When Knitting Attacks:(32:27)

 

Gigi spectacularly lost a game of yarn chicken to her Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.

 

Jasmin has fallen into her "It needs more work" basket. She mentions Sterling Name Tapes, and ShuShu Styles  and our Grosgrain ribbon Tutorial, and was attacked by a zipper,

She mentions Caro Sheridan's blog, and the Mondo Cable cardigan.

 

Gigi knitted a good part of her Gansey sock at the DMV. When she came home she didn't like the 60 stitch cast on, and she messed up the patterning on the cuff. So she ripped it out and started over with 56 stitches.


Purloined:(41:34)

 

 We heard an expression Gigi really liked from the Fiberthermometer podcast hosted by Moni/ Nahlinse: The UFO Liberation Front.

 

Review:(42:40)

 

 This week we review Knitted Rabbits, by Val Piece

 

We think Boston Jen also needs to check out this book. We mention Angelina Ballerina. Jasmin is reminded of Susan B. Andersen's knitted toys.

 

And Sew On:(48:47)

 

Gigi has sewn a grosgrain ribbon onto the dress she is sewing for Genevieve. She mentions sewing gathering threads with handquilting thread, a technique she saw on It's Sew Easy.

 

Jasmin is thrilled with how her zippers are turning out. She used Caro Sheridan's technique.

 

She mentions Genevieve's Caterpillar cardigan. And she wants to sew in Knitmore-Along labels. Jasmin thinks  Sterling Name Tapes labels are a great deal if your can split them with your knitting group.

 

She mentions marking pens and pink Clover Chalk Pen.

Direct download: Episode_332.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am PST

This episode is sponsored by

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg

Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg

Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 

 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg

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 has finished a pair of socks of Neon Now socks for Jasmin.

 

Jasmin finished both sleeves on the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway, and she has added and extra inch to the sleeves.

 

Gigi has finished some preemie hats and cast on a new one.

 

Jasmin sewed in the set in sleeves on the   Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. She used the instructions for the collar on the Gramps cardigan. She used different techniques for inserting zippers.

 

She used a Dritz Knit Picker and the tutorial from Eunny Jang.  She also used a Hemstitch Needle to punch holes into the zipper tape. And she used a Brass Stiletto for punching holes into the zipper tape. Caro Sheridan wrote about it on her blog.  This is the method with blocking wires.

 

Also Threads magazine has an article about sewing zippers into knit fabric.

 

Jasmin cast on the Baby Wrap Cardigan by Churchmouse designs, for Beanzilla, out of Manos Del Uruguay Alegria and Cascade Heritage.

 

Gigi dug up and old sweater that didn't get finished, because the pattern had mistakes, and is wondering if she can finish it using instructions from Knit Wear Love.

 

 

Jasmin is working on her shawl out of the kit from Canon Hand Dyes. Jasmin is thinking of knitting it also in a long, self striping yarn. She is going to use Dungeons and Dragons Dice

 to determine stripe sequence, with Neon Now Yarn.

 

Also, Forest on First has closed.


Events:(25:58)

 

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery

 

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon

 

Contest:(27:46)

 

This weeks winner is MISLISSA .

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

Newest prizes: Fox In Socks bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

A Highland Thisle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:09)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about weaving in ends in socks.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:28)

 

Gigi had issues at the post office. Initially, she didn't pick up enough stitches for the heel of the Neon Now socks and had to pull back the heel and and pick up enough stitches.

 

Jasmin has zipper drama.

 

Also, she was going to work on the Viajante #behmalong at Jasmin's house, and came without a pattern. It hadn't occurredto her to look on her iPad.


Review:(41:30)

 

This week we review Home and Away by Hannah Fettig.

 

Gigi mentions Coastal Knits:

 

 

And Sew On:(50:07)

 

Gigi fixed the covers on her Shmop.

 

Gigi sewed satin ribbon onto the seersucker dress she is sewing for Genevieve, and then pressed it and the seersucker pattern came through onto the ribbon, and was utterly unattractive. So she ripped it out again.

 

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On The Needles:(0:32)

 

One minute health update.

 

Gigi has finished three pairs of socks: a pair of Regia Südsee vanilla socks, a pair of Van Gogh socks, and the Mystik Spiral socks, by Mint Rain in Ocean Depth.

 

Jasmin has been working on the  Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway, and is waxing poetic about how lovely the color is. She says the photos don't do the color justice.  She likes the tips for photography from Boston Jen and Knitting Butterflies, and the white balance on the Camera + app.

 

Gigi has knit a few preemie hats and she has washed and blocked a swatch for the 1000 Tulips shawl by Martina Behm #Behmalong, out of Rohrspatz und Wollmeise yarn.

 

Jasmin has found some finishing mojo and is trashtalking NDJen04 from the Commuter Knitter podcast.  She wants to finish every UFO ever started. Leslie from the KnitGirllls is mentioned, as are the Savvy Girls.

 

Gigi is working on the Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.

 

Jasmin has sewn in a sleeve on the Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest, and mentions a recipe for Barberry Rice. And she used the Tincanknits pattern for the Gramps shawl collar on this pattern.

 

Gigi put one row on her Viajante.

 

Jasmin is working on the Austen Cowl from Canon Hand Dyes.

 

Events:(28:20)

 

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery

 

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon

 

Contest:(29:53)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

Newest prize: Fox In Socks bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are:

two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

A Highland Thisle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective in an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.

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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:55)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

 about what we do with fabric scraps. We like to hear what you do with your scraps, so please tell us in the episode thread. 


When Knitting Attacks:(42:16)

 

Gigi was attacked repeatedly by the Boneyard shawl, and she attacked her Lorelei.

 

 Jasmin enthuses about Forest on First. (Closed now, very sad.)

 Jasmin mentions the Head to Toe Project

 

Purloined:(45:58)

 

We thought we had purloined a great idea from the Prairie Girls. We thought their plan was to cast on a new project a day.  Their idea did not have this crazy scope, they suggested casting on something new for Mothers' Day.

 

Gigi mentions Stash Dash. And she is wondering about rules for the Stash Dash.

 

Review:(49:08)

 

This week we review: Brooklyn Tweed Mens II Collection

 

And Sew On:(1:00:49)

 

Gigi is working on a dress for Genevieve McCall's M5791  out of Tuttifrutti, available at Jo-Anne's and Hancock's.

 

Jasmin has sewing envy from listening to the Fluffy Fibers podcast.

 

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Things mentioned:

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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:(0:34)

 

Gigi has finished her Van Gogh socks out of Opal, made some more progress on her Mystik Spiral socks, the Neon Now socks are progressing.

 

Jasmin is working on the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.

 

Gigi has also worked on the Plymouth Neon Now for Jasmin, with some black stripes, which makes the Neon even louder. Colors need to be set with the citric acid treatment.

Also, she is very taken with the tubular cast on the green Regia socks, from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet,  or the Knitting Sock Techniques 2 DVD.

 

And, she is working on 1000 Tulips shawl by Martina Behm #Behmalong, out of Rohrspatz und Wollmeise yarn.

 

Also, she started a Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.

 

Jasmin is working on a kit from Canon Hand Dyes, the Striped Cowl by Matilde Skår

 

Jasmin mentions Paula Emmons Fussle of Knitting Pipeline, Malia (from the Yarnraising videocast) and Susan B. Anderson. And Birdman.

 

She carries all of this in her Two-Fer bag by Erin Lane.

 

In Stitches:(21:13)

 

Gigi wore her grey Citron. 

 

Genevieve wore just about all of her cardigans.

 

Events:(22:35)

 

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

 

We mention Carolina Homespun, Morro Fleece Works, Janet Heppler from Nebo Rock Ranch and Textiles.

 

We are planning to attend the Black Sheep Gathering 2015,  definitely Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, and Mark Eidman is scheduled to do the fleece judging. Poor man has to FILL Judith Mackenzie's shoes.

 

We mention Off the Waffle, Marché, Pok Pok, Dar es Salam in Wilsonville, Marché.

 

Contest:(30:00)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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 prize: Fox In Socks bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

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

 

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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

New prize: Highland Thisle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon 

 

Mother Knows Best:(35:29)

 

This week we answer a question from the"What do you want to hear about?" thread about blocking lace.

 

Jasmin likes her Handworks blocking wires. They mentions Galina of Orenburg Lace LINK

Jasmin mentions the Swallowtail shawl and the Lily of the Valley Shawl.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(42:36)

 

Gigi was attacked by her 1000 Tulips shawl and needs to use lifelines.

Jasmin was attacked by her yarn, before it even had a chance to be knitting.

 

Purloined:(46:30)

 

This time we purloin an excellent idea by the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin: Cast on a new project every day in May.

 

Jasmin is sneakily planning for Stash Dash.

 

Review:(49:39)

 

This week we review Aurora Borealis Mittens by Shannon Okey.

 

And Sew On:(58:07)

 

Gigi is working on a dress for Genevieve that she cut out last summer. She likes the technique she picked up from Its Sew Easy, for gathering fabric.

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

We start by talking about Borscht. (You can find the recipes Galina mentioned in Please to the Table: The Russian Cookbook)

The Omnivore's Dilemma

Gossamer Webs: The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls

The Gossamer Webs Design Collection: Three Orenburg Shawls to Knit

Piece in May/June 2008 Piecework (available here: Piecework 2008-2009 CD Collection)

Kahdril in Twist Collective

The Orenburg Downy Shawl by Irina Bushukhina

The Lace Museum in Sunnyvale, CA

 

 

 

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

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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:(0:34)

 

1 minute health update.

 

We are going to Black Sheep!

Gigi is knitting Vanilla socks out of Van Gogh Opal, using the tubular cast on from  Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet,  or the Knitting Sock Techniques 2 DVD. Gigi is knitting another pair of socks out of Regia, with the same tubular cast on #operationsockdrawer.

 

Jasmin has finished the Envelope pullover out of yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings, by Ysolda Teague. It still needs to be blocked. She mentions Amy Herzog's Knit Wear Love.

 

Gigi is working on some more socks:  Plymouth Neon Now for Jasmin, with some black stripes, which makes the Neon even louder. Colors need to be set, Jasmin mentions the citric acid treatment.

 

Jasmin picked up the Kapuzin Hoodie again, and she is loving the color of the yarn.

 

Gigi is working on the Mystik Spiral socks again.

 

In Stitches:(17:12)

 

Gigi has worn her Icarus shawl twice, the gray Citron with the lovely beaded bind off, the Swallowtail shawl. 

 

Jasmin mentions the Sarah Brown Shawl from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls.

 

Genevieve has been wearing her Colorblock, the Squirrel sweater, the Duck sweater, and the Annie and the Swiss Cheese sweater, and a hope chest sweater, designed by Ann Norling, and the Mini Mondo Cable cardigan.

 

Jasmin thinks she should be wearing her Breezy cardigan in this weather.

 

Events:(24:34)

 

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

We are also planning to attend the Black Sheep Gathering in Oregon.

 

Jasmin mentions that we released a new interview with the amazing Galina Khmeleva. This is the second interview with her. Also listen to our first amazing interview with her.

 

Contest:(31:54)

 

We have a new prize for #operationsockdrawer:

A Fox in Socks bag by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

 

New prize from Little Skein in the Big Wool  in a thistle theme.

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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon 

 

Mother Knows Best:(39:34)

 

This week we talk about taking advantage of social knitting opportunities in your area.

Lacking that, virtual knitting groups also fill a void. Jasmin mentions Emily's [of Knitting Butterflies] Google hangout.

Jasmin mentioned meeting Prairie Girl Danie from Prairie Girl Knits podcast there.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(43:32)

 

Gigi frogged most of a nearly finished  Plymouth Neon Now sock, because Jasmin likes her neon socks offset with black, and she managed to mess up the OMG heel on the Mystik Spiral socks.

 

Jasmin was repeatedly attacked by her Wee Envelope sweater, and it was entirely user error, and she thinks we need to review the Wee Ones book.

 

Jasmin commiserates about reduced knitting time with GreenTriangleGirl from the Playful Day podcast.

 

Review:(48:52)

 

This week we review Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads, by Cirilia Rose

 

We like her endorsement of any book that Maggie Righetti wrote.


Straw Into Gold:(57:22)

 

Gigi finished spinning the first third of a superwash braid on her wheel.  She seems to have fallen off the spinning 15 min every day wagon.

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On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Jasmin worked on the Envelope pullover out of yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings,

 

Gigi has finished a pair of brown brindled socks out of Trekking Yarn,  that Jasmin claimed. Gigi found her spot in the #Summer of Lace and Beads, Lorelei Cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding,  out of Spirit Trail Fiberworks yarn.

 

She is also churning out more preemie hats. Jasmin laments that she has no sock mojo at this time. Gigi offers to cast on the Viajante for her. Gigi joined her own Vijante and is now working in the round.

 

Gigi is also working on the 1000 Tulips shawl by Martina Behm #Behmalong, out of Rohrspatz und Wollmeise yarn.

 

We are looking forward to this years Stashdash, sponsored by the Knit Girllls, and thinking of how to win creatively. Jasmin mentions Commuter Knitter. Smack talk has started and they are betting "Golden Skeins" , and TV Knitting's Stitchmistress is also getting in on the action.

 

Gigi is working on a pair of socks out of Plymouth Neon Now. Jasmin promises to do the citric acid treatment.

 

Events:(14:59)

 

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

 

We are planning to attend the Black Sheep Gathering 2015,  definitely Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, and Mark Eidman  is scheduled to do the fleece judging. Poor man has to FILL Judith Mackenzie's shoes.

 

In Stitches:(17:10)

 

Gigi wore her Flamingo Feathers

Genevieve has been wearing her Playful Stripes, and a Tulip cardigan knitted by Julie from the Revenge of the Knits Podcast, and the Color Block cardigan


Contest:(20:50)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

 

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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:08)

 

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

knitting with two strands of yarn held together.


When Knitting Attacks:(28:16)

 

Gigi's knitting attacked her while working on the Lorelei Cowl. 

 

Jasmin attacked the knitting on the Envelope pullover out of  Wee Ones, in yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings.

 

Gigi managed to have too many stitches on the sock she was knitting.


Review:(37:04)

 

This week  we review Yarn Works, by W.J. Johnson

 

Jasmin names The Intentional Spinner w/DVD, Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning, The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning, Respect the Spindle

Jasmin thinks Jaycee Boggs should write a book on knitting with  Spin Art

 

Straw Into Gold:(47:12)

 

Gigi managed to spin a total of 15 minutes this week.

 

And Sew On:(18:08)

 

Gigi finished the Monkey pants for Genevieve. Also, she fitted and sewed down the straps for last years summer dress. And she replaced elastic on a fitted sheet.

Gigi decided that she will try to sew every friday.

Direct download: Episode_327.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30am PST

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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About every third question, we are asked, “What is the best value?" We reply with, "What is the best value for YOU?"  Here is our answer: If you are challenged by stretching or only want application to a specific area, the Twist is your best value. If wanting something small to put in a purse or pocket, then the To-Go Bar is your best value. If you are looking for the biggest bang for your buck, then the Body Bar fits the bill. If you are looking for the best eco-luscious moisturizer then you've come to the right place no matter what you choose it's priceless.
 
How may we help? If you have ideas for them…seriously let them know. Call, email, write. Everything you have to say about their products is of value and that is priceless to them.
 
 
 
 
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
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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:(0:34)

 

Jasmin has finished the knitting on the Baby Vertebrae (it also comes in an adult size ).  Jasmin bought the rainbow and sky colored yarn  in the colorway "Nothing says Screw You like Rainbows in a Cloudy Sky". Jasmin calls it "Nothing says 'I love you' like a rainbow", from White Birch Fiber Arts.

 

Since she had empty needles, Jasmin cast on Envelope pullover out of yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings, and the reason why envelope necklines are so awesome.

 

Gigi has gotten to a transition point in herViajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs, in the Drift in a Dream colorway. Also, she has finished knitting 6 preemie hats.

 

Jasmin enthuses about Leslie Wind needles. She has also made some progress on Genevieve's Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.

 

Gigi is working on a pair of Trekking vanilla socks in a brindled brown. She doesn't wear brown, and Jasmin claimed them. Gigi is excited about knitting preemie hats (with bear ears!) out of the leftovers.

 

Jasmin is still setting in sleeves into the Barberry cardigan.

 

In Stitches:(17:57)

 

Gigi is tickled pink with the effect of wearing her Frost Flower Shawl. She fondly mentions Galina of the Orenburg shawls.

 

We mention the Ophidian and the Shipwreck shawl.

 

Genevieve wore her Duck sweater, the Squirrel sweater and the Annie sweater.


Events:(22:13)

 

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

 

Jasmin mentions Sherri from Morro Fleece Works.

 

Contest:(24:10)

 

 Jasmin mentions Kristen from the YarnGasm podcast who thinks a more achievable goal is a  #BoxofSocks.

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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

 

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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon


Mother Knows Best:(23:29)

 

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

 the history of spinning and knitting.

We mentions a shelf full of books dealing with the subject.

 

A History of Hand Knitting

 

No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

 

Alden Amos Big Book Of Handspinning by Alden, Amos (2001)

 

Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts Knitting in the Old Way

 

Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts Spinning in the Old Way

 

Gigi mentions podcasts that mention the history of spinning.

 

Jasmin mentions the History of Lace class we took with Franklin Habit.


When Knitting Attacks:(35:39)

 

 Gigi picked up the Lorelei and cant figure out where she is in the pattern.

 

She was going to start the stockinette sections of the Viajante, and the second needle that she had stuck in the pattern envelope, has escaped.


Review:(37:50)

 

 This week we review Knit Wear Love, by Amy Herzog .

 

We think this is a great companion book: Knit to Flatter, by Amy Herzog. We also mention her Craftsy class, which we need to watch so that we can review it.

 

Straw Into Gold:(51:32)

 

Gigi has been spinning some mystery fiber on her Jenkins Turkish Delight drop Spindle


And Sew On:(52:47)

 

Gigi has been working on Genevieve's monkey pants. Also, she misplaced her Radiant Landscapes

 quilting book.

Direct download: Episode_326.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:40am PST

Knitting Itch - Episode 325 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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About every third question, we are asked, “What is the best value?" We reply with, "What is the best value for YOU?"  Here is our answer: If you are challenged by stretching or only want application to a specific area, the Twist is your best value. If wanting something small to put in a purse or pocket, then the To-Go Bar is your best value. If you are looking for the biggest bang for your buck, then the Body Bar fits the bill. If you are looking for the best eco-luscious moisturizer then you've come to the right place no matter what you choose it's priceless.
 
How may we help? If you have ideas for them…seriously let them know. Call, email, write. Everything you have to say about their products is of value and that is priceless to them.
 
 
 
 
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
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 Knitcircus Yarns is pleased as punch to present the Gradient Yoke Sweater Pattern, designed by Amy Detjen. This sweater gives you an exciting and unusual construction; a top-down v-neck raglan. Designed to make the most of a self-striping handpaint, the yoke uses just one skein of gradient yarn, surrounded by coordinating kettle dyes for the body and sleeves. Let our yarn do the color changes for you!
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 finished the Regia socks in the beach colors #operationSockDrawer

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Baby Vertebrae (it also comes in an adult size ).  Jasmin bought the rainbow and sky colored yarn  in the colorway "Nothing says Screw You like Rainbows in a Cloudy Sky". Jasmin calls it "Nothing says 'I love you' like a rainbow", from White Birch Fiber Arts.

 

Gigi finished blocking the Mini Waters Edge, and she has cast on her Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs, in the Drift in a Dream colorway.

 

Jasmin mentions the Kapuzin sweater,  out of Lisa Souza yarn in color that works for Genevieve and Beanzilla as well. So she bought yarn in her Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. She is using many stitch markers.

 

Jasmin also talks about setting the colors of the  Baby Vertebrae to make sure the colors don't run.

 

Gigi remembered that the socks she was putting on had a tubular cast on and she decided to do a lot of socks with the tubular cast on. She mentions the adult safari socks from Sockoholic Yarn by Knitters Brewing company in the Tiger Stripe colorway, and is doing the cuffs in black with the tubular cast on, from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet.  She also cast on a pair of Trekking vanilla socks.

 

Jasmin talks about blocking the Barberry cardigan, and now she is setting in the sleeves

 

Gigi  also is working on preemie hats, and is doing an adaptation of the Jared Flood's Turn A Square hat.

 

Events:(21:49)

 

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

 

Contest:(22:53)

 

We have a winner for #operationsockdrawer:

ndjen04, the Commuter Knitter.

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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

 

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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

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

 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon 

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:44)

 

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

weaving in ends, particularly the Playful Stripes Cardigan, by Alana Dakos

 

Jasmin references the Knitty steeking tutorial and Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified: Philosopher's Wool

 

When Knitting Attacks:(38:15)

 

Gigi had problems doing garter stitch on her Viajante, and practiced doing the tubular cast on from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet

 

Jasmin was stuck at a coffee shop for an hour and a half with no knitting.

 

Review:(40:55)

 

This week we review Knits for Boys,  by Katie Oates and Boys' Knits, by Katya Frankel

 

Jasmin mentions  Natalie from Mastering the Knits and Wonderful Wallaby by Cottage Creations.

She also enthuses about sizing of garments by Tincanknits

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:01:18)

 

Gigi finished spinning her colorful fiber on the Jenkins Turkish Lark, and plied it.

 

And Sew On:(1:03:48)

 

Gigi will sew ribbon into the dress she sewed for Melanie' of the Savvy Girls,  so it won't fall off the hanger. 

Direct download: Episode_325.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56am PST

Tauntauns - Episode 324 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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About every third question, we are asked, “What is the best value?" We reply with, "What is the best value for YOU?"  Here is our answer: If you are challenged by stretching or only want application to a specific area, the Twist is your best value. If wanting something small to put in a purse or pocket, then the To-Go Bar is your best value. If you are looking for the biggest bang for your buck, then the Body Bar fits the bill. If you are looking for the best eco-luscious moisturizer then you've come to the right place no matter what you choose it's priceless.

 

How may we help? If you have ideas for them…seriously let them know. Call, email, write. Everything you have to say about their products is of value and that is priceless to them.

 

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.

 

 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg

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:(0:34)

 

Jasmin has been knitting on the Baby Vertebrae, a sweater out of  rainbow and sky colored yarn  in the colorway "Nothing says Screw You like Rainbows in a Cloudy Sky". Jasmin calls it "Nothing says 'I love you' like a rainbow", from White Birch Fiber Arts. She mentions The Twinset talking about knitting for babies.

 

Gigi has not measured her swatch for the Viajante, and needs some autopilot knitting, so she dug up some Regia sock yarn that she bought at Stitches West 2014. She cast it on and is knitting socks for #operationsockdrawer.

 

Jasmin is working on a Kapuzin sweater,  out of Lisa Souza yarn in color that works for Genevieve and Beanzilla as well. So she bought yarn in her Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.

 

Jasmin talks about using locking stitch markers from toplittlerock and christianery on ebay, and  Clover Locking Ring Markers.

 

She is talking about Leslie Wind and her thumb ring cable needle and darning needles. 

 

Gigi has finished the band on the Mini Waters Edge, and thinks she should lengthen the sleeves. 

 

Genevieve and Jasmin blocked the Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. They are using Knitter's Blocks andHandworks Blocking wires

 

Jasmin loves her Scünci steamer.

 

Gigi is making preemie hats out of leftover sock yarn, and is trying to knit a hat a week, an idea that she purloined from C.C. of the Geeky Girls.

 

Events:(23:09)

 

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

 

Contest:(24:31)

 

We have a lot of sock yarn to give away for prizes.

We just got some lovely Jitterbug from Colinette.

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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

 

Check out Susan B. Anderson's Videocast

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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

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Jasmin says that Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

 

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

summer knitting. Jasmin loves knitting shells out of Tess Yarns microfiber ribbon.

 

We are excited to have another Summer of Lace and Beads.

 

Jasmin talks about the alpaca and cotton boucle pie shawl she knit a few years ago and mentions the Citron.

 

Gigi still wants to knit the Shipwreck Shawl.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(39:45)

 

 Jasmin has been working on the Kapuzin hoodie and it has many more cables than the picture. Also, she bought a zipper for the Barberry Cardigan and the zipper she bought for it will not work.

 

Review:(43:02)

 

 This week we review Once Upon A Knit by Genevieve Miller

 

Jasmin thinks that Ysolda Teague's hooded cape is better designed.

Gigi likes the Knit Your Love shawl with hears from Martina Behm.

 

Straw Into Gold:(53:27)

 

 Gigi has been trying to spin about fifteen minutes every day, and she spins most days. She is spinning a pretty fiber with her Jenkins Turkish Lark.

 

And Sew On:(55:25)

 

Gigi finished the Monkey nightgown Butterick Patterns B4910. 

 

She had seen Quilts at the Pacific International Quilt Show at the Santa Clara Convention Center. These quilts positively glow from the inside. Radiant Landscapes

 

Gigi is most displeased with the quilting class she took. Quilts never get finished in one class session. Offering to have people come back and pay more to get the promised class content feels like bait and switch.

Direct download: Episode_324.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41pm PST

Off The Menu - Episode 323 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Have you heard of the mother of all subscription boxes, the Bar-Maids House Special?  A quarterly subscription box, each with a unique theme. The first, was Outlander and if you didn't claim yours, you missed out. It completely sold out! But now is your window of opportunity to snag the second quarter limited edition, Knitmore Girls themed box. The Knitmore Girls House Special not only rewards you with a subscription to happiness, it also admits you to an exclusive club of Bar-Maids fanatics who will receive things chosen by Gigi and Jasmin.  Unreleased to the public, you just might have to keep it under lock and key! The window to reserve your box closes April 3rd. Don't wait, order now as quantities are limited which means when it's gone, it's gone.

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.

 photo knitcircus_zps61570f31.jpg

 Knitcircus Yarns is pleased as punch to present the Gradient Yoke Sweater Pattern, designed by Amy Detjen. This sweater gives you an exciting and unusual construction; a top-down v-neck raglan. Designed to make the most of a self-striping handpaint, the yoke uses just one skein of gradient yarn, surrounded by coordinating kettle dyes for the body and sleeves. Let our yarn do the color changes for you!

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)

 

 Jasmin started a Baby Vertebrae, and is blaming C.C. from the Geeky Girls for the inspiration, because it also comes in an adult size.  Jasmin bought the rainbow and sky colored yarn  in the colorway "Nothing says Screw You like Rainbows in a Cloudy Sky" . Jasmin calls it "Nothing says 'I love you' like a rainbow", from White Birch Fiber Arts who shared a booth with Canon Hand Dyes.

 

Jasmin is thinking of knitting a Mama Vertebrae for herself, and also contemplated knitting a Baby Surprise Jacket.

 

Also Genevieve requested buttons to be re-sewn onto her Very Hungry Caterpillar cardigan, and the sleeves need to be lengthened, too. 

 

Gigi  is swatching for the Viajante in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs, in the Drift in a Dream colorway.

 

Random Piece of information: Elevation of Mount Kilimanjaro is 19,340 feet (5,895 meters).

 

 

Jasmin has swatched for matching Kapuzin sweaters,  out of Lisa Souza yarn in color that works for Genevieve and Beanzilla as well. So she bought yarn in her Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.

 

Gigi wonders about the Cassidy and Jasmin mentions a hood down hoodie from Cocoknits.

 

Gigi cast on adult safari socks from Sockoholic Yarn by Knitters Brewing company in the Tiger Stripe colorway.

 

Jasmin making progress on her Calligraphy cardigan, but the very sharp Chiagoo lace needles like to poke her.

 

Gigi picked up the Mini Waters Edge up again, and is working on the edging.

 

Jasmin is blocking the Barberry cardigan with Handworks Dressing wires.

 

Gigi has been knitting preemie hats, and knitted one using the Laxo hat pattern from Knockout Knits:

for inspiration.

 

Gigi also finished knitting a pair of pink tube socks for Genevieve.

 

Loose Ends:(24:55)

 

We are doing a new thing:

#expertEnabler.

 

We haven't shipped any prizes lately, we will do that when Jasmin is not feeling poorly anymore.

 

In Stitches:(26:13)

 

Gigi has been wearing her Katarina, and her Carli. She enthuses about scratchy yarn with serious tooth and body to it.

 

Jasmin wore mostly shawls, her Boneyard out of Abstract Fiber, in the Urban Sunrise colorway, her Ophidian, her Knitmore Citron, her Ribby Cardi, and a Lady Eleanor.

 

Gigi wore her Cassidy, the Lady Eleanor shawl, an Ophidian shawl, and her Brickless.

 

Genevieve wore her Squirrel Sweater, and her Antler cardigan.

 

Contest:(35:19)

 

 We picked a winner for #operationSockdrawer: PrairieGirlDanie won a skein of Dizzy Blonde Yarn in Martha in green tones.

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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

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Mother Knows Best:(39:29)

 

This week we answer a question about patterns from pre-podcasting days. We mention the Einstein   Jacket out of  The Knitting Experience Book 1: The Knit Stitch,

Also, the German podcast Stadt, Land, Wolle is mentioned.

 

Jasmin knitted a lot of The Amazing Neckdown Raglan (which is actually called "The Incredible, Custom Fit Raglan Sweater").  Jasmin laments that the Ann Norling Fruit hats are not available through Ravelry. Jasmin knitted a number of baby sweaters from Quick Baby Knits, by Debbi Bliss, and Gigi's Vanilla socks started out from a Cottage Creations pattern. Jasmin talks about a Jo Sharp sweater.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(49:04)

 

Gigi was attacked by a project from Area 51. She pulled a fair isle sock from the The Little Box of Socks back to the heel, because she couldn't figure out where in the pattern she was

She had also managed to knit a pair of the Dianthus Superbus socks from the The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Volume I with different size needles, and so cast on another pair with 80 stitches, which is much too large. She cast on again out of a lovely Steven Be yarn, but the yarn didn't want to be socks.

 

Jasmin was looking for yarn to knit for Genevieve and Beanzilla in the Lisa Souza Booth. She mentions the Gramps sweater by Kate Oats,  that Alana Dakos just had finished. She also mentions the Kangaroo hoodie (actually called the "Wonderful Wallaby". The Kapuzin sweater is the one she will make for both kids.

 

Gigi had been working on the Trouvaille out of handspun yarn, but didn't care for the way the yarn felt while she was knitting. Jasmin suggested fulling the yarn to allow it to bloom, so Gigi frogged the shawl to reknit it after fulling.

 

We mention wool waulking in Outlander.

Gigi mentions an Episode of The Worst Jobs in History .

 

Review:(1:01:57)

 

This week we review

Knitting Architecture,  edited by Tanis Gray,

 

Gigi mentions Hunter Hammersen's Violently Domestic blog

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:11:59)

 

Gigi has been spinning regularly on her wheel and  Lark spindles.

 

And Sew On:(1:13:05)

 

Gigi has been sewing the Monkey night shirt, Butterick Patterns B4910 . Threading the bobbin correctly fixed the unbalanced thread .

Direct download: Episode_323.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm PST

Stitches West 2015 Recap - Episode 322- The Knitmore Girls
Direct download: Episode_322.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:39pm PST

Subway Knitmore - Episode 321- The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Have you heard of the mother of all subscription boxes, the Bar-Maids House Special?  A quarterly subscription box, each with a unique theme. The first, was Outlander and if you didn't claim yours, you missed out. It completely sold out! But now is your window of opportunity to snag the second quarter limited edition, Knitmore Girls themed box. The Knitmore Girls House Special not only rewards you with a subscription to happiness, it also admits you to an exclusive club of Bar-Maids fanatics who will receive things chosen by Gigi and Jasmin.  Unreleased to the public, you just might have to keep it under lock and key! The window to reserve your box closes April 3rd. Don't wait, order now as quantities are limited which means when it's gone, it's gone.
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. Use sale code KNITMORELANE for 15% off and FREE shipping though Stitches West!

 

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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:(0:34)

 

Jasmin has been working on  Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest, since she got more yarn from Abstract Fiber.

 

Gigi has an FO, she knitted Genevieve's tube socks, in "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, with a black cuff and toe, reminiscent of the Blackwatch tartan, for Genevieve's #operationsockdrawer #kiltmenow.

 

Maria is working on the Chevron Baby Blanket from the PurlBee.com in Cascade 220 superwash sport, held double.

 

 Maria has FOs, the Habitat hat out of On The Round handspun on Etsy, and the Vermonter hat, out of Dragonfly Fibers Supertraveller in Starry Night. She mentions the pompoms by Bernat.

 

Gigi has been default knitting preemie hats out of leftover yarn, inspired by Jared Flood's Turn A Square hat.

 

Jasmin needs to figure out what to do so a zipper will look good on the Barberry Cardigan.

She picked up her Calligraphy cardigan in the meantime.

 

In Stitches:(16:15)

 

Gigi wore her Brickless

 

Maria is wearing her Larch cardigan, her Happy Street, and her Libration cowl. We talk about lining hats and mention that the cashmere ladies are going to be at Stitches.

 

Jasmin has been wearing her Seneca sweater.

Genevieve has been wearing her Squirrel cardigan and her Duck Sweater.

 

Events:(24:17)

 

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

     - Meet and greet! Saturday 2/21 from 11:30-1 (or until we're done) in the Purlescence Yarns booth 

 

Maria also will be at Stitches West, say hi! to her and ask her for a button!

 

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

 

We are toying with the idea of going to Black Sheep

 

Contest:(26:01)

 

Maria picked the next prize for #operationsockdrawer:

Dizzy Blonde Yarn in Martha in green tones.

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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

 

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Jasmin mentions substantial sock yarns:

Regia 6-ply, Lollipop Yarns in the Beefcake base and Berry Colorful Yarnings has a substantial base, and Opal also comes in a heavier weight.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:32)

 

This week we talk about how to pack knitting for attending a fiber festival.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:08)

 

 Gigi had started the Trouvaille kit, by Leslie Thompson from the Knit Girllls podcast, but blew past the point where she needed to do increases. Frogged back.

 

Jasmin had intended to work on the SPAKAL cardigan, which was AWOL. She couldn't find it. She needs some yarn wound before she could knit more.

 

Gigi couldn't get gauge when she was swatching for the 1000 Tulips from the Strick Mich! Club.

 

Review:(41:06)

 

This week we review Fair Isle Style by Marie Jane Mucklestone

 

Jasmin mentions Lace Style

 and Scarf Style

 and Scarf Style 2

 

Straw Into Gold:(55:30)

 

Gigi has been having issues with the drive band on her wheel. Jasmin talks about using the surgeons' knot to fix the drive band.

 

Gigi mentions the call for hand spun for the Abraham's Tent project.

 

And Sew On:(1:00:13)

 

Gigi finished the Frozen III night gown, Butterick Patterns B4910 in the Olaf print.

She cut yet another night gown and pajama pants out of some fabric with monkeys that Jasmin had. She enjoyed stay stitching all the curved seams.

 

Jasmin repaired Genevieve's Elsa dress on her Featherweight.

Direct download: Episode_321.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm PST

Odd Couple - Episode 320 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Have you heard of the mother of all subscription boxes, the Bar-Maids House Special?  A quarterly subscription box, each with a unique theme. The first, was Outlander and if you didn't claim yours, you missed out. It completely sold out! But now is your window of opportunity to snag the second quarter limited edition, Knitmore Girls themed box. The Knitmore Girls House Special not only rewards you with a subscription to happiness, it also admits you to an exclusive club of Bar-Maids fanatics who will receive things chosen by Gigi and Jasmin.  Unreleased to the public, you just might have to keep it under lock and key! The window to reserve your box closes April 3rd. Don't wait, order now as quantities are limited which means when it's gone, it's gone.

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. Use sale code KNITMORELANE for 15% off and FREE shipping though Stitches West!

 

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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:(0:34)

 

We have some good news with a One Minute Health Update.

 

Gigi has soaked and dried the pile of preemie hats that she had knitted.

Jasmin hasn't had time to do a lot of knitting, but she has made a bit of progress on her Whizzpopper shawl, by Laura Linneman and she is enjoying it a lot. She mentions the  Opus the Octopus Kit from Infinite Twist.

 

Jasmin dislikes bamboo needles and has put this shawl on Chiagoo needles. She has ordered more yarn to finish the Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. She is wondering what kind of collar to put it, and Jasmin is thinking about Chic Knit patterns.

 

Gigi is supposed to finish the last bit of the  Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko for herself, and the  Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL for Genevieve, and seems to have ennui when it comes to finishing the last bit.

 

We are expecting Maria from Subway Knits, and very excited about it.

 

Gigi has started on her Trouvaille kit, by Leslie Thompson from the Knit Girllls podcast, instead of finishing almost done items, and is having fun with it. The hand spun that comes in the kit has a lot of body to it. She should knit more with hand spun.

 

Gigi has swatched for the new kit 1000 Tulips from Martina Behm's Strickmich! Club. 

She has finished knitting a pair of  Genevieve's tube socks, with a toe which is a variation on a toe from Sock Architecture.

 

In Stitches:(20:20)

 

Gigi has worn her Sweet Tomato heel socks, the Piers and Waves socks, and her Hitchhiker.

Jasmin has worn her Seneca, her Looped Loop cowl, Genevieve has worn her Playful Stripes cardigan, and her Elmo scarf.

 

Events:(22:21)

 

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

     - Meet and greet! Saturday 2/21 from 11:30-1 (or until we're done) in the Purlescence Yarns booth 

 

 We are toying with the idea of going to Black Sheep, and we remembered that we will go to

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery. TBA

 

Contest:(23:10)

 

We mention that the do some good contest has concluded, and we talk about some other contests that we have going.

 

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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

 

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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

 

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Jasmin says that tOutlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

Jasmin mentions the Outlander readalong thread in the forum . Gigi has read the German translation Feuer Und Stein (German Edition), and says that the English version seems better. She is happy to hear that there is a new German translator.

 

Mother Knows Best:(29:43)

 

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

how to choose buttons for garments.

 

Jasmin mentions her Twist cardigan.

We mention The Button Emporium and Mood.

Gigi mentions Dorset Buttons, buttons made out of yarn, and Jasmin is wondering what suggestions our listeners will put in the forum thread. 

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:45)

 

Gigi had yarn left over from her  "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, which lives in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective, and decided to knit socks for Genevieve. She  forgot to knit the socks for her in ribbing instead of stockinette. Jasmin mentions Genevieve's tube socks patterns.

 

Review:(38:18)

 

This week we review Knockout Knits, by Laura Nelkin

 

Jasmin suggests looking at Laura Nelkin's other patterns, too, on Ravelry.

 

Jasmin mentions Laura, the Joy of Cooking Fairy.

 

Straw Into Gold:(45:49)

 

Gigi has filled a bobbin, trying to break in her Matchless. Jasmin mentions the Comprehensive Spinning class that the knitting group took from Sandi (of Purlescence fame).

Also, she has been spinning on her Turkish Delight, plying what she had spun.

 

Jasmin has gotten bored with spinning natural colored fiber and is working on a braid of Purl up and Dye, from Purlescence which looks like a spring sky. She is thinking of spinning up yarn to refill her sock drawer.

 

And Sew On:(50:34)

 

Gigi has been sewing an Olaf night gown, Butterick Patterns B4910, and all that remains to be done is to attach the bottom ruffle and and a decorative bow.

Direct download: Episode_320.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33am PST

Heresy - Episode 319 - The Knitmore Girls

This episode is sponsored by:

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Have you heard of the mother of all subscription boxes, the Bar-Maids House Special?  A quarterly subscription box, each with a unique theme. The first, was Outlander and if you didn't claim yours, you missed out. It completely sold out! But now is your window of opportunity to snag the second quarter limited edition, Knitmore Girls themed box. The Knitmore Girls House Special not only rewards you with a subscription to happiness, it also admits you to an exclusive club of Bar-Maids fanatics who will receive things chosen by Gigi and Jasmin.  Unreleased to the public, you just might have to keep it under lock and key! The window to reserve your box closes April 3rd. Don't wait, order now as quantities are limited which means when it's gone, it's gone.

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. Use sale code KNITMORELANE for 15% off and FREE shipping though Stitches West!

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 Knitcircus Yarns is pleased as punch to present the Gradient Yoke Sweater Pattern, designed by Amy Detjen. This sweater gives you an exciting and unusual construction; a top-down v-neck raglan. Designed to make the most of a self-striping handpaint, the yoke uses just one skein of gradient yarn, surrounded by coordinating kettle dyes for the body and sleeves. Let our yarn do the color changes for you!

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 has something new on the needles and is very excited, we got a package to review, with the Whizzpopper and Trouvaille kits, from the Knit Girllls. Jasmin cast on the Whizzpopper as soon as we opened the package.

 

Gigi usually likes to have a sweater, a shawl and socks on the needles.

 

Gigi had knitted the Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko for herself, and the  Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL for Genevieve.

 

 

She had finished herfinished knitting the Wild Iris cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding, out of Bijou Basin Ranch's Himalayan Trail in the "Sassenach" colorway #kiltmenowKAL.

 

Gigi also finished the "Je suis prest"colorway Vanilla socks, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh which lives in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective #kiltmenowKAL.

 

So without any knitting, she knitted a bunch of preemie hats out of left over sock yarn. She also has cast on socks for Genevieve.

 

She went excavating in Area 51, and she found a cardigan that needs work, she found the Lorelei cowl, and she exhumed a mostly knit white Einstein coat.

 

Jasmin mentions a yoked cardigan by Hannah Fettig, that one of the Knitting Aunties knitted for Genevieve.

 

Jasmin is almost finished with the Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest.  And the girls went zipper shopping.

 

Jasmin has a basket of knits that need to have labels sewn in, or sleeves lengthened, or zippers put in.

 

In Stitches:(11:15)

 

Jasmin wore her Mondo Cable cardi, out of Abstract Fiber Miro, and her Looped Loop cowl.

 

Genevieve wore her color block sweater, her Little Oak Cardigan ("Squirrel sweater"), and her Playful Stripes cardigan ("Annie Sweater", from Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf).

 

Events:(14:17)

 

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

     - Meet and greet! Saturday 2/21 from 11:30-1 (or until we're done) in the Purlescence Yarns booth

 

Contest:(17:31)

 
Our annual Do Some Good contest has closed!


Winners have been chosen, and the prizes are:

 

 MJDW - An Erin Lane Bag 

MeshuggeKnitter - A Namaste snap bag trio 

KnittingBander -A signed copy of Eliza's home, by Rachel Herron

YarnMoll won- Cephalopod Traveller yarn, and Riptide Mitt pattern

YorkSett  -Namaste Double Wide circular storage bag

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

 

We mention the Good and Cheap cookbook.

 

 

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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

 

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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color. SPELLING?

 

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Mother Knows Best:(24:53)

 

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

how to deal with sloppy necklines.

We mention Lucy Neatby

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:11)

 

Gigi was ready to block the Mini Waters Edge cardigan, and decided she didn't like how the neck edge looked. So she ripped it out, and is re-knitting the edging.

 

Also, she tried on her own  Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko and finds that she lengthened the bodice and has thrown off the proportions. She is thinking of lengthening her bodice. Also, lengthening Genevieve's sleeves.

 

Review:(37:27)

 

This week we review Graphic Knits, by Alexis Winslow

 

Jasmin mentions Kauni, and she refers to the knit, Swirl! cardigan


Straw into Gold:(47:34)

 

Gigi has been spinning a bit on her Matchless.  Also, she has been plying on the Jenkins Turkish Delight drop spindle.

 

We mention Galina's Support Spindling class "Spinning Gossamer Threads The Yarns of Orenburg"

 

 Jasmin thinks Gigi needs suggestions as to what to use her bits of handspun for.

 

And Sew On:(52:09)

 

Gigi is working on Frozen Nightgown III,  Butterick Patterns B4910 and has cut fabric for yet another one out of monkey print flannel.

 

Jasmin and Genevieve went to the fabric store and bought a zipper and matching thread.

Direct download: Episode_319.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:48pm PST

UFOs to the Rescue - Episode 318 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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Have you heard of the mother of all subscription boxes, the Bar-Maids House Special?  A quarterly subscription box, each with a unique theme. The first, was Outlander and if you didn't claim yours, you missed out. It completely sold out! But now is your window of opportunity to snag the second quarter limited edition, Knitmore Girls themed box. The Knitmore Girls House Special not only rewards you with a subscription to happiness, it also admits you to an exclusive club of Bar-Maids fanatics who will receive things chosen by Gigi and Jasmin.  Unreleased to the public, you just might have to keep it under lock and key! The window to reserve your box closes April 3rd. Don't wait, order now as quantities are limited which means when it's gone, it's gone.

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. Use sale code KNITMORELANE for 15% off and FREE shipping though Stitches West!

 

 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg

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:(0:34)

 

Jasmin is working on the  Frozen Throne colorway socks by Gourmet Stash, and we mention the awesome Twinset Design ladies.

 

Gigi has been working on her Mystik Spiral socks out of Mint Rain in the Ocean Depth colorway.

Jasmin is working on the sleeves of the Barberry Cardigan out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. Jasmin is contemplating whether

she should work on her #matchymatchyKAL or start knitting on her latest #SPAKAL. Jasmin mentions Jen of Commuter Knitter Podcast.

 

Gigi finished the "Je suis prest"colorway Vanilla socks, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh which lives in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective #kiltmenowKAL.

 

Gigi is working on crocheting Cletus out of Beastly Crochet in Manos. Also, thrilling Melanie of the Savvy Girls podcast with my crochet.

 

Gigi is knitting preemie hats out of swap yarn.

 

Gigi  is working on the sewing in the grosgrain buttonband of the  Girl'sVictorian Coat .

She mentions the buttonband tutorial by Eunny Jang (which we can't find, now)

 

In Stitches:(17:01)

 

Jasmin has worn her handspun Seneca her Looped Loop cowl, and a furry bulky scarf from high school.

 

We talk about Niebling shawls and mentions Galina's advice.

 

Genevieve has been wearing her Playful Stripes cardigan, and we gush about the Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf Book. Also, she has been wearing her flower wristers.

 

Events:(25:26)

 

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

     - Meet and greet! Saturday 2/21 from 11:30-1 (or until we're done) in the Purlescence Yarns booth

 

Contest:(26:17)


Our annual Do Some Good contest has closed!


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

 - A Namaste snap bag trio

 

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

 

 

We will be announcing winners next week.

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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

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Mother Knows Best:(31:22)

 

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

what we do with knitwear that Genevieve has outgrown. Let us know what you do with your outgrown knitwear.

 

Jasmin mentions the love blanket.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(42:46)

 

Jasmin is worried about having enough yarn for the Barberry sweater. Matter of fact, she is sure she doesn't have enough. So she ordered some more yarn from Abstract Fiber.

 

Gigi has been test knitting a striped preemie hat pattern, and the stripes didn't show up in her knitting.

Gigi has a hard time untangling the hexagons from a knitted piece that she is using to knit preemie hats.

 

Review:(48:40)

 

This week we review Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps &amp; Scarves

 

We reference Romi Hill's beautiful designs.

 

Straw Into Gold:(57:39)

 

Gigi has been trying to spin at least 15 minutes every night this year. We blame this new, bizzare behavior on listening to Diestel from the Urbane Spinnstube.

 

Her Matchless lives at Jasmin's house, and at her own house, she uses spindles, the Jenkins Turkish Drop Spindle. and the Bosworth Spindle.  This week she has been working on breaking in her matchless, and oiling it a lot.  Also, Genevieve has been helping, by sitting on her lap and holding the fiber.

 

And Sew On:(1:00:19)

 

Gigi has finished Frozen Nightgown II. Butterick Patterns B4910

She accidentally picked up some Olaf flannel at the store, for yet another nightgown.  She is wishing for a rolled hem/hemmer foot for 5/8' hem. The Olaf buttons she saw seem to be better for scrap booking than garments.

Direct download: Episode_318.mp3
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Ample and Lush - Episode 317 - The Knitmore Girls

This 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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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”!

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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 working on the #matchymatchyKAL, in the form of the Waters Edge in Abstract Fiber Rothko. Also #FFFWKAL

 

Jasmin has been working on her Genevieve's Barberry Cardigan out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. She references the Playful Stipes cardigan.

 

Gigi is also working on the "Je suis prest"colorway Vanilla socks, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh which lives in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective #kiltmenowKAL.

 

Jasmin is working on the Frozen Throne colorway socks by Gourmet Stash.

 

Gigi is planning to knit 52 preemie hats in 2015 and is working on hats out of rescued yarn from the yarn swap.

 

And she has started the Cletus out of Beastly Crochet in Manos.

 

In Stitches:( 10:19)

 

Gigi wore the Cookie Monster Sweater, and Cassidy.

 

Jasmin has been wearing her Breezy cardigan, the Looped Loop cowl, the Boneyard shawl. Genevieve wore her Playful Stripes, and her Little Oak cardigan.

 


Events:(12:19)

 

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

     - Meet and greet! Saturday 2/21 from 11:30-1 (or until we're done) in the Purlescence Yarns booth

 

Contest:(13:42)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.

 

The winner of this week's prize, a skein of Lollipop Yarns in the colorway: Breakers 

is KnitKimberKnit

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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

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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.

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Mother Knows Best:(19:13)

 

This week we anwer two questions from the Ask Me Anything thread on FaceBook.

The first question is about out roll-out of the Head to Toe Project.

We have yarn support from Cascade Yarns and they have supplied yarn for test knitting preemie hats.

Jade from Geek Girl Crafts will be doing out photography and lay-out.

Patterns also need to be tech edited.

We are hoping to make the Head to Toe Project go global.

 

The other question is about how we deal with critical reviews, thinly veiled judgements, and nasty comments.

 

Jasmin references the Have You Filled a Bucket Today? book, and she loves Amy-Beth from The Fat Squirrel Speaks.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(34:39)

 

The Waters Edge has attacked Gigi repeatedly. 

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(36:07)

 

This week we talk about how to love your knitter. We think that having a secret board on Pinterest is a great idea. Also, we have a board with things we think are wonderful.

 

Review:(38:51)

 

This week we review The Ultimate Hat Book

 

Straw Into Gold:(46:00)

 

Gigi has been spinning on her Jenkins Lark spindle and on her Bosworth Spindle. Also, she has oiled her Matchless and is ready to start spinning again. She is practicing on a Mendenhall Merino, prepared by Morro Fleece Works.

 

Jasmin talks about her nutmeg colored hogget fleece, from Janet Heppler's Nebo Rock Ranch,

which will grow up to be a Pumpkin Ale sweater by Isolda Teague.

 

We admire Leslie of the Knit Girlls' Pumpkin Ale sweater.

 

And Sew On:(51:24)

 

Gigi has finished the "Frozen" nightgown for Genevieve, Butterick Pattern B4910

She has cut Frozen nightgown II and has sewn some of the seams.

Direct download: Episode_317.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10am PST

Life of Crime - Episode 316 - The Knitmore Girls Podcast

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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Erin.Lane's 2015 bag club is accepting sign-ups.  This year's club is designed with the crafter and her budget in mind.  The Under $100 bag club has four options for you to choose from.  Get your geek on, show your love for your feline friends, surround yourself with bags with yarn in AND on them, or strut your stuff carrying a Dr. Who bag. Each themed option includes 4 bags sent over the first 3 quarters of 2015.  Sign ups close on January 15th.

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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:(0:34)

 

Jasmin has unearthed Genevieve's Barberry Cardigan out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest.

 

Gigi is also working on the #matchymatchyKAL, in the form of the Waters Edge in Abstract Fiber Rothko.

 

Jasmin cast on a pair of Vanilla socks out of Frozen Throne, with a thumb joint hat top heel by Lara Neel, from the Fork in the Road pattern, a freebie taste of Sock Architecture.

 

Gigi  is knitting a  Mystik Spiral socks. out of Mint Rain yarn in Ocean Depth.

 

Jasmin is working on a hat for Andrew out of Jade Sapphire Cashmere, and making slow progress.

 

Gigi is also working on the "Je suis prest"colorway Vanilla socks, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh which lives in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective.

 

 Gigi has finished knitting 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 talks about the Leslie Wind shawl latch.

 

Gigi is planning to knit 52 preemie hats in 2015 and is doing a crochet edge on one of them.

And she has started the Cletus out of Beastly Crochet in Manos.

 

 In Stitches:(20:33)

 

Gigi is loving her Katarina jacket, and reminiscing about the Einstein jacket out of the The Knit Stitch, by Sally Melville, that she used to wear all the time.

 

Jasmin has been wearing her Looped Loop cowl, and her Citrus Mondo Cable cardi, and she enthuses about her Mondo Cable cardi, out of Abstract Fiber Miro.

 

Genevieve has been wearing her  Playful Stripes cardigan ("Annie Sweater", from Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf), and her Molly hat.

 

Events:(23:00)

 

 2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West!

          - Meet and Greet from 11:30-1pm in the Purlescence Yarns booth. We will be collecting preemie hats.


Contest:(24:06)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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 Yarns in the colorway: Breakers

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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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 

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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.

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Mother Knows Best:(30:48)

 

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

sewing project bags. We have a tutorial with out modifications on Pinterest.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:11)

 

Surprise! Nothing went wrong this week. We will try to have content for this segment next week.

 

Purloined:(37:31)

 

This week we are purloining "Ask Us Anything" from Maria of Subway Knits.

Jasmin refers to Judith Mackenzie's Gentle Art of Plying

 

Review:(48:57)

 

This week we are reviewing Vintage Design Workshop:by Geraldine Warner

 

We think if you liked the vintage fashions by Gretchen Hirsch this book is a phenomenal tool for adapting your knits. 

 

Also, this would be a great resource for the Fit, Flatter, Feel Wonderful KAL (#FFFWKAL).

The author mentions pattern paper, and Gigi says that Swedish TracingPaper is quite similar.

 

Straw Into Gold:(55:29)

 

Gigi is planning to do #15in2015, spinning at least 15 minutes every night. She is enjoying spinning on her Jenkins Turkish Delight. She spun a bit on her Bosworth Spindle and found it challenging. She is also trying to spin on her Jenkins Lark Turkish spindle, but is being challenged by the fiber.

 

Jasmin sewed Gigi's drive band on her matchless. She thinks there may be directions on how to do this in the The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning

 

 

Jasmin is spinning her nutmeg colored fleece for her Pumpkin Ale sweater by Isolda Teague. This was inspired by the sweater that Leslie from the Knit Girllls knitted.  Also, our fleeces from the Monterey Wool Auction came back from being processed. Shari from Morro Fleece Works had offered a deal for #25 Days of Enabling, and the offer extends until February 1st.

 

And Sew On:(1:00:41)

 

Gigi has finished the "Frozen" nightgown for Genevieve , Butterick Patterns B4910

Direct download: Episode_316.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:25pm PST

Tribbles vs Gremlins - Episode 315 - The Knitmore Girls

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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.

 

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg

Erin.Lane's 2015 bag club is accepting sign-ups.  This year's club is designed with the crafter and her budget in mind.  The Under $100 bag club has four options for you to choose from.  Get your geek on, show your love for your feline friends, surround yourself with bags with yarn in AND on them, or strut your stuff carrying a Dr. Who bag. Each themed option includes 4 bags sent over the first 3 quarters of 2015.  Sign ups close on January 15th. 

 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg

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:(0:34)

 

Gigi finished the December Socks. All the #25 Days of Enabling can be found on Pinterest and in the Knitmore Girls forum.

 

Jasmin worked on the Winter Wonderland socks, in the Gynx variation. She is doing the Fork in the Road pattern by Lara Neel.

 

Gigi has finished two preemie hats out of some leftover bit of abandoned knitting. Jasmin has finished a pair of tube socks for Genevieve out of Frozen Throne, and has started a pair for herself.

 

The "Genevieve's tube socks" pattern has been published, and is available for $1. Gigi started two more preemie hats out of leftover yarn, and will do some crocheted finishing.

 

Jasmin is reviving all of our KALs, the #MatchyMatchyKAL , #ProjectSweaterChest, (#FFFWKAL) Fit, Flatter, Feel Wonderful Kal , #OperationSockdrawer, and the SPAKAL. Double dipping is encouraged.

 

 Gigi  is working on the beaded edging of the Wild Iris and is enjoying it a lot. #KiltMeNowKAL. She is also working on the Mystik Spiral socks. Again.

 

In Stitches:(14:29)

 

Gigi has been wearing her Katarina jacket  

 

Jasmin has been wearing her handspun Ribbi-Cardi, her handspun Seneca, the bulky Dreadz cowl,

Genevieve has been wearing her Annie Sweater, her Mini Mondo cardi, and the cover hat from Knit Hats! by Gwen Steege (completely misattributed in the episode, sorry.)

 

 Jasmin mentioned her Philosopher's Wool sweater. (Their website has a date of 2014. They had health issues, I do not know if they are still operating their business).

We mention Commuter Knitter and Boston Jen from Down Cellar Studio.

 

Events:(20:09)

 

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! 

          - Meet and Greet from 11:30-1pm. We will be collecting preemie hats.

 

Contest:(22:07)

 

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 Yarns in the colorway: Breakers

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

 

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.

 

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 

 

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


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.

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Mother Knows Best:(27:30)

 

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

how to deal with extremely long rows of knitting.

 

Jasmin enthuses about Hoxton's review of Merlin.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(33:14)

 

Gigi has ripped out her knitting on the Grinchy/Broken Ornaments socks, because the pattern she was knitting just wasn't talking to her.

 

Jasmin mentions C.C. from the Geeky Girls Videocast.

 

Purloined:(34:56)

 

This week we purloin ideas from other podcaster's end of year summaries.

 

The Geeky Girls are doing 52 in 2015, knitting 52 preemie hats in 2015. Gigi has finished two hats already.

 

She also was listening to Die Urbane Spinnstube, hosted by Distelfliege, who has decided to spin at least 15 minutes a day. So Gigi decided to copy this idea, and has been spinning on her Jenkins drop spindle every night.

 

Commuter  Jen is very organized and had this amazing idea of how to organize your ravelry queue to be able to search for the years finished projects instantaneously. Gigi put a divider in the back of her shownotes binder to write down projects as they get finished. Low tech.

 

What are your fiber goals this year? Inquiring minds want to know.

 

Review:(41:22)

 

 This week we review Road Trip, by Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel

 

These are the ladies from Tincanknits, and we really like their designs.

 

Jasmin enthuses about  Yokes, by Kate Davies. which we reviewed last week. She also mentions yarns by Lisa Souza, and Bijou Basin Ranch.

 

Straw Into Gold:(51:57)

 

 Gigi has been spinning on her Jenkins Turkish Delight drop spindle

 

And Sew On:(53:18)

 

Gigi managed to score some Frozen flannel and is sewing a night gown for Genevieve out of Butterick Patterns B4910

 

Jasmin is doing the #IronSwatchChallenge LINK and has been steeking sock swatches on her Featherweight.

 

Jasmin looked on Kate Davies blog for a tutorial on machine sewn (was actually from Knitty.com, again, misattributed) and Crocheted steeks.

Direct download: Episode_315.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:07pm PST

Dessert First - Episode 314 - 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.
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
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!  
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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:(0:31)

 

Gigi has finished three pairs of socks: #25daysofenabling,  Santa's Workshop, and  Bourbon Barrel Cake socks, and Poste Yarn in Santa Claus, IN, are knitted.

 

 We are also soliciting your feedback on #25daysofenabling

 

Jasmin got a skein of yarn in the Frozen Throne colorway, and is knitting tube socks for Genevieve, with the thumb joint hat top heel (from the Fork in the Road pattern by Lara Neel).

 

Jasmin has made some progress on her Winter Wonderland Socks from Gynx Yarn.She also worked a bit on Andrew's hat.

 

Jasmin has been getting better aquainted with her Circular Sock Machine, the NZAK AutoKnitter. Jasmin mentions Jacquie Grant  on Vimeo (part 1, part 2)

 

She mentions the Citric Acid Soak Dyefix solution. Jasmin's theme for 2015 is: prioritizing.

 

Gigi takes about the shoulder tutorial that she saw in the newest Threads magazine. We mention the Knit Girllls and Commuter Knitter.

 

Gigi has three more skeins of enabling yarn to knit up into socks, DecemberGrinchy and  Broken Ornament stripes from Gourmet Stash

 

In Stitches:(21:24)

 

Gigi wore a pre-Ravelry Colinette sweater, and the "Cookie Monster Sweater".

 

Jasmin has been wearing her Matchy-matchy sweaters. Genevieve wore her Olivia hat LINK?, Andrew wore his Ten Year Anniversary sweater.

 

Events:(25:02)

 

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

 

Contest:(25:42)

 

 #Grinchalong prizes should have arrived by now.


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, rather 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.

 

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#OperationSockDrawer will start up again, as will #CountdownToOutlander, #KiltMeNowKAL, that we are running together with Kristen Voolenvine, Maria from Subway Knits, and C.C. from the Geeky Girls Knit videocast.

 

Jasmin thinks the Knit-along should be revived and she is going to start knitting on her cowl out of Bijou Basin Ranch with the Purl Soho Structured Alpaca pattern

 

Gigi is excited about finishing her Iris cowl out of the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding. The Fit, Flatter, Feel Wonderful Kal will also start moving again.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:35)

 

This week we are talking about getting your vision prescription checked.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:58)

 

Genevieve helped with some knitting, and helped some stitches off the needles. Also she has been working on dinosaur Lacing Cards.

 

Review:(30:58)

 

This week we are reviewing Yokes, by Kate Davies.

 

Holidays With The Knitmores:(46:18)

 

This week we talk about gift giving and money. Jasmin would like to know how our listeners deal with this conundrum.

 

Straw Into Gold:(52:47)

 

Our fleeces from the Monterey Wool Auction came back from Shari of Morro Fleece Works.

Also, her deal from #25daysOfEnabling is good until Feb. 1st

 

Jasmin is using Japanese kitchen twine and direction from The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning to fix her drive band that popped. And Gigi's.

 

Jasmin is working on her Nutmeg colored fleece from Nebo Rock Ranch.

 

Gigi's drive band also popped while she was spinning. So she sat and treadled, while knitting.

 

And Sew On:(57:23)

 

Gigi has been hemming and patching jeans. Boring. She wants to sew flannel nightgowns with a Frozen theme for Genevieve.

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