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A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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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 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!

 

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!  

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:(0:32)

 

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!

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. 

 

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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.  

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.

 

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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:(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.

 

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

 

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