Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 

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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

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On the Needles:(0:33)

 



Gigi is practicing her British Style knitting on preemie hats. Jasmin mentions the Pussycat hat.

Gigi is making ittie bittie  preemie hat pom poms  and Genevieve helped with that. A Hat for Mrs Goldman  comes up in conversation. We talk about our virtual children's book shelf.

Jasmin mentions the Geeky Girls Knit podcast.

 



Jasmin wants to knit hats for Rex.

 Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She cast on a Sherlock hat out of Cascade 220. She finished a Cat hat for the Women's March on Washington on January 21st.

 

 

Gigi has knitted the Quynn hat,and started another one. Jasmin mentions Laura from the Knit Girllls.

Jasmin is also working on her Bifrost scarf. She mentions the Manual Spinner.

 

Gigi is working on socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood.

Gigi is planning to knit them into smooth operator socks.

 

Gigi mentions the kit of hat knitting needles that she is using.

 

Jasmin mentions Wabi Sabi in Canada, and the new collection point now is Anne Vally from Little Skein in the Big Wool. She also is the collection point for Knit Aid.

 

In Stitches:(27:16)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore Cowl.

 

Jasmin wore her Pussycat hat, BostonJen Greyhaven hat & cowl, and Breezy Cardigan . Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat, Duck sweater, the Coronation cardigan.

 

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat, and bumble hat.



Events:(35:31)

 



We will be attending TNNA at the San Jose Convention Center, in January and Stitches West,  February 23-26.



 

Contest:(36:05)



 

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being

 



The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations

.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.


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Mother Knows Best:(42:22)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about using something other than foam blocking mats

.

Jasmin mentions Flor tiles

 

We are looking for ideas for a good blocking set up.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(47:22)

 

 

Jasmin can't keep track of a 2 row repeat, even though Joanna Johnson's pattern is brilliant.  Gigi is knitting the Quynn hat in fingering yarn, and there are issues.

 


Review:(50:10)

 


My Knitted Doll, by 


Louise Crowther

 

Gigi mentions the Target version of the American Girls dolls.

Jasmin suggests the Rebecca Danger Monsters and 50 Yards of Fun.

 

 And Sew On:(54:38)

 

Gigi is sewing Grinch-along bags

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:( 59:00)

 

We talk about the itty bitty Christmas stocking Advent calendar that Gigi sewed from a panel. Gigi filled them with decorations from Beverly's.

 

Jasmin talks about eggnog and Coquito. And we are thinking about the hot cocoa and and red wine that we have been seeing on facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

 
 
 
 
 

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Join us as we tour through the enchanted and beautiful lands of Middle-Earth. From the serene lands of the Shire, to the peaceful retreat of Imladris, and down to the shining city of the city of Minas Tirith and the dark lands of Mordor, this knitting journey is not to be missed.
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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
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Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.


On the Needles:(0:33)

Gigi has been working on Opus the Octopus from Infinite Twist. The body is done, she needs to do eyelids, and she cast on the underside out of contrast yarn. Also, we love the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  We also talk about the Goodreader app.

 

Jasmin is working on her next Hamilknit. She has made an "And Peggy" chart for the new hat. We mention Emily might be releasing the modified charts, and the TinCanKnits Hackalong.

 

Gigi is working on socks out of White Birch Fiberarts, and she is planning to knit them into smooth operator socks. 

 

 Jasmin is also working on a skein of White Birch in the Little Birdie colorway. $5  of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $5 will go to Planned Parenthood.

  

Gigi is working on the cuff of a pair of green Christmas socks from #25DaysOfEnabling  It needs something more, so she has stopped working on it.  Episode 18 of the "The Fruity Knitting Videocast" has an excellent fair isle tutorial about 20 minutes in. We mention the Philosopher's Wool technique technique.

 

 

Jasmin is working on black sleeves for the Anna Cardigan.

 

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt, But still hasn't knitted up all the yarn that she had ripped out.

  She mentions his Welcome to the Flock cardigan. 

 

Jasmin loves the yarn she got from Lisa Souza and she is plannning to knit a Diplodocus sweater for Rex and she mentions Megknitficent who knits amazing things.

 

Gigi used the Gleener to take unsightly fuzz off polar fleece sheets. Jasmin talks about the Gleener FURniture Brush 2-in-1 Upholstery and Pet Brush


Jasmin wants to knit hats for Rex.

 

Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She is planning to knit Rex a Sherlock hat out of cascade 220. She mentions the Olivia hat, and she started a Cat hat.

 

Jasmin is about ⅓ done with the sleeves on the Anna cardigan. Jasmin started and is nearly finished with a  Cat hat for the Women's March on January 21st

 

Jasmin is also working on her Bifrost scarf.

 


In Stitches:(27:16)

 

Gigi is wearing wool socks, and hat at night and the Knitmore cowl and a cowl out of handspun.  She is thinking she should knit some sweaters she wants to wear. The kids like it when Jasmin wears the Breezy cardigan   

 

Gigi thinks she would love to knit a Ribby Cardi and a Tunic length sweater. She thinks she would like a Grown collection sweater.

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen Greyhaven hat & cowl, Eadon, Tangled Yoke sweater, and Breezy Cardigan . Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat and gloves, the Squirrel sweater, Elmo scarf, and “Worm Hat”, Hamilknit hat, Duck sweater. Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat.

Sam would like a Bumble hat.


Events:(35:31)

 

We will be attending TNNA in January and Stitches West,  February 23-26.


Contest:(36:05)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being.

 

 The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.

The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.

 

Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.

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Mother Knows Best:(42:22)

 

Today, we have a piece of advice:

If at first you don't succeed, find new directions.

Jasmin mentions King Arthur Flour recipes.


When Knitting Attacks:(47:22)

 

Jasmin did Hamilknit star crown repair. She used the Wanda ("handitool") to do the repairs. 


Review:(50:10)

 

This week we review My Favorite Things: a knitted celebration of The Sound of Music by Anne Vally

 

(You can find the kit/collection here.)


Holidays with the Knitmores:(1:04:22)

 

Jasmin has an amazing LYS experience at the Cake Works. Also, Genevieve watched The Grinch cartoon. She said that natural food color is available at Whole Foods and is called India Dye

 

Jasmin enthuses about Rachel Herron's series of romance novels, set in Cypress Hollow!

 

Gigi is fond of the Die Hard! series of Christmas movies. Also, the California Raisins.

Gigi had sewn small Christmas stockings, stuffed them  with small ornaments from Beverly's and hung them from a garland. Gigi is hanging her mini balls from the Opal advent calendar between the Christmas stockings.

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Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

 
 

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Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.

This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 

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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

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Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.


On the Needles:(0:33)

 

Jasmin has finished Genevieve's Hamilknit hat. She loves the design, out of Lisa Souza Dyeworks, she also has cast on one hat for herself. And she is adding a bit of design.  She used the Philosopher's Technique.

 

 Chris Jackson (Washington on Hamilton) did a duet with Elmo.

 

Gigi finished the Starry Night out of Opal Vanilla socks, and she is working on the heels of a pair of Vanilla socks. She is planning to participate in Voolenvine's Box o'sox KAL.

 

Jasmin is thrilled with the responses she got to her issue of knitting with black yarn. She also has made a little progress on the sleeves for the Anna cardigan. 

 

Rex is not particular about his knitwear at this time. Maybe she will knit him a Ribbi Cardi

She is very fond of the Design from Kate Oates, and the Diplodocus is on sale until sunday, And her Christmas sweaters are brilliant and you can make them longer, Boston Jen is churning out Christmas gifts by the bunch.

 

Gigi is working on the  Puerto Montt

 

Jasmin is working on the end of the Bifrost. Tincanknits has a Hackalong, where participants are encouraged to do changes on their patterns. Also, the Simple Collection by Tincanknits is available at no charge. Jasmin was enabled into yarn from StevenBe  in  Frozen colorways.  So Jasmin is planning to knit this yarn into a Wonderful Wallaby, or maybe a Flax Light with a pouch.


In Stitches:(19:38)

 

Gigi wore wool socks, and hat by Khalila at night and the Knitmore cowl, and a cowl out of her handspun out of some mystery batt. Jasmin mention Fiberconditioner from WHOM?

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen Greyhaven hat & cowl, Eadon, Tangled Yoke sweater, and Breezy Cardigan and the Mondo Cable cardigan. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elso hat and gloves, the Squirrel sweater, Elmo scarf, and “Worm Hat”, Hamilknit hat, Duck sweater. Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan, and the Knit Baby shirt.DONT RECOGNIZE THIS  and the Sock Yarn sweater by Hannah Fettig, and the Feather and fan blanket.


Events:(27:32)

 

We will be attending TNNA  at the San Jose Convention Centerin January,  and Stitches West,  February 23-26)


Contest:(28:19)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest will be put on hold for the time being.

 

 The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.

The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.

 

Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.

 

Mother Knows Best:(35:00)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about not twisting large number of stitches on the cast on

Jasmin mentions Project Peace.


When Knitting Attacks:(40:25)

 

Gigi had an issue with a decrease on her Puerto Montt, and was seriously bothered by it. She ripped out the mistake and now is much happier.

 

Jasmin made a mistake working on the Hamilknit star. She mentions Lombard Street.

Gigi misplaced one of her DPN's that she uses for knitting preemie hats, so she can't work on one.


Review:(47:01)

 

Vintage Design Workahop, by Geraldine Warner

Jasmin mentions some old vintage men's patterns that Andrew really liked. Jasmin is reminded of Custom Fit.


Holidays with the Knitmores:(55:05)

 

Jasmin baked butter cookies out of Baking Illustrated, and used the Ugly Sweater kit from Crafty Cooking kits. (Also, if you're local, Cakeworks.)

Jasmin mentions Dory Greenspan's blog. They visited Fantasy of Lights at Vasona Park. She talked about visiting the Grinch.

 

Gigi talks a bit about historical roots of spiced Christmas cookies.  Jasmin recommends spices from Penzey's

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Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

 
 

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Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 Indie Yarn Carnival. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.

This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 Indie Yarn Carnival. 

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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

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Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.


On the Needles:(0:33)

 

Gigi was working on the January Skies,#BigBadBergalong, out of Black Trillium Fibres. and she was worried about  running out of yarn. It is now a finished object.

 

Jasmin has made  good progress on her Hamilknit hat. Jasmin has Startosis. She is so pleased with her Highlighter tape, and we mention the  GoodReader App.

 

Gigi has finished a pair of socks out of Berry Colorful Yarnings and she wants to participate in Voolenvine's Box o'Sox Knitalong.

 

Jasmin worked on the R&R Hoodie for Genevieve out of KnittedWit Love is Love. She also cast on the sleeves for the Anna cardigan.

 

Gigi worked some more on her #Behmalong Puerto Montt and has gotten to where she has to weigh her remaining yarn. Jasmin offers the use of her small scale.

 

Jasmin wants to finish Genevieve's Anna cardigan. and is working on the sleeves. She thinks she should get an Ott lite and Gigi suggests getting one with a magnifying glass.

Also Jasmin complains about the i-cord knitting gadget.

 

 

Gigi is working on a preemie hat out of Twelve Days of Christmas, from Berry Colorful Yarnings


In Stitches:(20:02)

 

Gigi is wearing wool socks, and hat at night and the Knitmore cowl, and a cowl out of handspun.

The Knitmore cowl is out of the Knitmore colorway from Abstract Fiber.  Gigi shares what she remembers from knitting the cowl.  Jasmin is planning to knit this cowl, and mom-proof it.

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen (the Greyhaven Hat), hat the Eadon, and the Rainbow Dots cowl, Genevieve wore her  Elsa sweater, Squirrel sweater, Elmo scarf, and “Worm Hat”, duck sweater. Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Bumble Hat with the giant pompom. Andrew wore his cashmere hat.


Events:(27:46)

 

We will be attending TNNA in January and Stitches West, February 23-26. We mention the Yarninacs and Backstage Knitting.


Contests:(29:17)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest will be put on hold for the time being.

 

The Grinch-Along has started December 1st, and this is an instagram #grinchalong

and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.

  

This is the grinch fabric.

 

 

Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.

Jasmin mentions the reading of  How the Grinch Stole Christmas that she and Genevieve did last year on the podcast.

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 The  Do Some Good contest has started on Friday after Thanksgiving.

The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

Amazing prizes TBA.

 

Mother Knows Best:(36:39)

 

This week we have a bit of advice: Read the manual. Try something new that scares you.

And Jasmin's theme for 2017 is "Speak Up!"


Review:(42:50)

 

This week we review Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson.

Also by Joanna Johnson:

Green Gables Knits

Phoebe's  Sweater

Phoebe's Birthday

 

Freddie's Blanket 

Henry's Hat


Holidays with the Knitmores:(54:14)

 If you give a Mouse a Christmas cookie  (This is a Christmas cartoon that we really enjoyed .)

 

We also love all the other mouse books in the series. Jasmin and Genevieve worked on a felt advent calendar.


And  Sew On: (58:53)

 

We scored the last bit of the Grinch fabric at our local Joanne's ! (We are planning to sew it into this years Grinch-Along bags.)

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 Last year, Erin.Lane Bags and Holiday Yarns took you through the wardrobe. In 2017, we're setting off on another adventure.

Join us as we tour through the enchanted and beautiful lands of Middle-Earth. From the serene lands of the Shire, to the peaceful retreat of Imladris, and down to the shining city of the city of Minas Tirith and the dark lands of Mordor, this knitting journey is not to be missed.

Six boxes will come to you throughout the year, complete with a project bag, a new project pattern, and all the yarn you need to make it come to life. Sign up today for your Middle-Earth knitting tour at erinlanebags.com.

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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

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Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you'll receive a hand blended, all-organic,loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like discounts, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving and supporting tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift. Visit plum deluxe dot com slash tea to learn more.

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Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.

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Have you ever come across a knitting pattern that seemed to whisper: Knit me! Knit me now!

You sure have – and it’s not entirely unlikely that it was a design by Martina Behm, creator of the Hitchhiker, Leftie and Brickless. Strick mich! is German and means “Knit me!”, and it’s the name of Martina Behm’s website – and her online store. Find Martina’s printed patterns, favorite yarns and knitting accessories on strickmich-shop.de. Shipping is worldwide and affordable! And if you are a yarn store owner, you can also order Martina’s printed patterns for re-sale– sign up for a merchant account on strickmich-shop.de and you are ready to go.

 

One Minute Health Update(0:27)

 

On the Needles:(3:09

 

Jasmin has made progress on her Ashburn in Lollipop Yarn Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize. The deadline has been extented

Gigi working on the January Skies #BigBadBergalong, out of Black Trillium Fibres and is working on the fourth color of the garnet gradient.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Bifrost scarf.

 

 Gigi has finished the first of a pair of Regia Vanilla socks, and cast on the second one. She also finished the first of a pair of socks out of Berry Colorful Yarnings, and started the second one.

 

Jasmin has made a little progress on her Hamilknit hat. Jasmin has succumbed to Hamilton and is reading the book Hamilton by Lyn-Manuel Miranda, and Hamilton by Ron Chernow

 

Gigi has finished a preemie hat. Jasmin has started the R&R Hoodie for Genevieve out of Knitted Wit Love is Love.

 

 

Jasmin got an Opal Advent calendar for Gigi. Also, Jasmin ordered Frozen colored yarn from Mosaic Moon  and StevenBe


In Stitches(20:55)

 

Gigi is wearing wool socks, and hat at night and the Knitmore cowl

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen hat (the Greyhaven Hat), the Breezy cardigan, and enthuses about the possibilities of the Purl Soho Sweater (Crossover Crewneck)

 

Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Squirrel sweater, Elmo scarf, and “Worm Hat”

 

And we gush about how much we like Plum Delux Tea, especially their Relax, Cuddle Time and Reading Nook blends. And the tea that tastes like roses (Evening in the Garden).


Events:(30:05)

 

We will be attending Stitches West,  February 23-26.


Contest:(31:21)

 

The "Do Some Good Contest" starts today, and the #grinchalong starts 12/1

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest will be put on hold for the time being.

 

 The  Do Some Good contest will start on Friday after Thanksgiving.

The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

 

The Grinch-Along will start December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.

 

Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.

Jasmin mentions Llama Llama Holiday Drama.

 

Gigi reminisces about making Strohsterne when she was a kid living in Germany.

Jasmin likes the Carols for a Cure CDs , they like Elvis Christmas, Country Western Christmas, Vienna Boys Choir ,Transsiberian Railroad. There will be a thread in the forum for Grinch-Along entries. Also, Jasmin likes the Stitched by Jessalu Bags, they are very well made.


Mother Knows Best:(40:15)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about doing the math for adjusting your numbers to match your gauge.


When Knitting Attacks:(45:30)

 

Jasmin kept missing spot on the Hamilknit chart, she mentions the giant ball of Aunt Lydia's cotton yarn.

 

Gigi is not enchanted by the backside of her nupps on the backside on the January Skies shawl

 

Review:(49:04)

 

This week we review

Filament No 1, by Kathleen Dames and Anne Podlesak

 

Jasmin also likes Anne Podlesak's Legendary Knits, and Free Spirit Knits


And Sew On:(55:00)

 

Genevieve leads this segment, and she and Jasmin talk about working on the no-sew Frozen fleece  blanket from F&W Media.

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Have you ever come across a knitting pattern that seemed to whisper: Knit me! Knit me now!
You sure have – and it’s not entirely unlikely that it was a design by Martina Behm, creator of the Hitchhiker, Leftie and Brickless. Strick mich! is German and means “Knit me!”, and it’s the name of Martina Behm’s website – and her online store. Find Martina’s printed patterns, favorite yarns and knitting accessories on strickmich-shop.de. Shipping is worldwide and affordable! And if you are a yarn store owner, you can also order Martina’s printed patterns for re-sale– sign up for a merchant account on strickmich-shop.de and you are ready to go.
 

On the Needles:(2:48)

 

Gigi is working on the January Skies,#BigBadBergalong, out of Black Trillium Fibres, and has finished the third gradient.

Jasmin has put one more row on her  Ashburn, in Lollipop Yarn Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize. She has moved her shawl to ChiaoGoo Red Lace needles and these are not slick enough either.

 

Gigi cast on the Sidewalk sweater out of Venizia Bulky, and got two skeins knit up.

 

Jasmin has a plan for the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, as to where the sheepdogs are going to be. Gigi suggests lifelines, and Jasmin is so glad she has a giant ball of Aunt Lydia's cotton yarn. We announce that the Grinch-along  will start on December 1st. We will have prizes. Also, Joanne's has "Grinchmas" fabric.

 

 Jasmin has also made progress on the Anna cardigan, Gigi worked some more on the Vanilla socks out of Regia. She has cast on a preemie hat and finished the Barley baby hat, by Tin Can Knits.

 

 Last night Jasmin worked on the Bifrost scarf. She loves to use bicycle clips  for holding the scarf neatly in place. She is very pleased with clasped weft joins.

 

Jasmin has also made a little progress on her Hamilknit hat.  Also there is a readalong ???for the play in the book.

Jasmin has started the R&R Hoodie for Genevieve out of Knitted Wit Love is Love.

 

In stitches(17:00)

 

Gigi is wearing wool socks, a hat at night, and the Knitmore cowl.

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen hat (the Greyhaven Hat), Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.


Events:(20:06)

 

We will be attending Stitches West,  February 23-26, 2017. We mention Backstage Knitting podcast.


Contest:(26:38)

 

The newest prize is a house special#2 kit from the bar maids. We have a winner! (Dorothy)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest will be put on hold for the time being. Our Do Some Good contest will start on Thursday after Thanksgiving.

The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

 

The Grinch-Along will start December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.

 

Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.


Mother Knows Best:(27:31)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum, about making socks out of a long tube. Gigi mentions Jenny's amazingly stretchy bind-off. Jasmin is also fond of the sewn bind off.


When Knitting Attacks:(31:51)

 

When knitting on her January Skies, Gigi missed a bobble early on the row. That needed to be tinked back. Later, when  
snuggling with Genevieve, she leaned on the needle and had a bunch of stitches fall off the needle.

 

Doing the  
row after a row of bobbles, she noticed that there were too many stitches not picked up on bobble row
. Also, she couldn't find Kroy fall colors anywhere she looked, neither at Michael's, nor  Joanne's or Beverly's. She learned about this yarn from The Knit Girllls podcast.

 

Jasmin suffers from decision paralysis, and her Knitting Attack is more existential than concrete.


Review:(38:25)

 

This week we review Cutest Toddler Knits, by Val Pierce. Jasmin mentions the Playful Stripes cardigan

 

And Sew On:(46:35)

 

Gigi mended Sam's gi and did some decorative embroidery that she later hid. She mentions the decorative mending class that Sivia Harding teaches.

 

Jasmin also dug out a tardis purse that needs some love and some stitching.

 

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Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.

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four times pleasant surprises when you unpack an exclusive special skein of yarn,  followed by pure knitting bliss with a brand-new pattern by Martina Behm that is not available anywhere else. The Club is a subscription for four new designs by Martina Behm (creator of popular patterns like Hitchhiker and Leftie)  plus four skeins of especially chosen, handdyed yarns, carefully selected by Martina for her designs.  In 2017 the club will feature yarns by  Nature’s Luxury and Das Mondschaf from Germany,  a gradient by Bilum from Hungary and a new exclusive colorway by Miss Babs that you don’t want to miss! Sign-ups are only a few days away and start on November 12th
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On the Needles:(0:35)

 

Gigi has been knitting Vanilla socks out of Regia,  also Vanilla socks out of Opal, in the Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night colorway. She started the second sock. She also is working on a pair of  socks out of Julianna’s Fibre.com, that she had started last year. It is a holiday self striping yarn, Under the Mistletoe, and quite festive. She put in waste yarn for the heel.

 

Jasmin has been been binging on children's sweaters. She has been working beading and colorwork on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, and has finished the first set of beaded sheep.

 

Gigi has strung the beads for the Bar Maids House Special, onto Oral B Superfloss, and is ready to get started on the Kismet socks.

 

Jasmin has made progress on her Ashburn, in Lollipop Yarn, in Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize.

 

Gigi working on the January Skies, #BigBadBergalong, Black Trillium Fibres.

She  finished the second color of the gradient.

 

 Jasmin has also made progress on the Anna cardigan.

 

Gigi has a raging case of startosis, pulled yarn for. two sweaters, she swatched for ribbi cardi, and washed the swatch.  She also pulled yarn for a sweater out of Grown; Jasmin also says that Kate Oates has a knitalong for her Grown book .

 

Jasmin found the perfect pattern for her Love is Love yarn, from Knitted Wit ,

inspired by PaperDaisy1's beautiful cardigan. She needs to measure her swatch and redo the math.and she found the perfect pattern, The R & R hoodie, by Tanis Fiber Arts. (It reminds Jasmin of the Wonderful Wallaby)

 

Gigi is working on her weekly preemie hat, while recording.

 

 Jasmin started her Hamilknit hat. and she also worked on the Poly chevron cowl, from the Black Trillium Fibres "Frank it up" kit.

.

In Stitches:(22:49)

 

Gigi is wearing wool socks,  hat at night and the Knitmore cowl

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen hat, a bedtime hat, her striped Austin cowl, and an old comfy v-neck sweater. Rex wore the Puerpurium, the Baby Vertebrae,  and the Garter Wrap sweater, Genevieve wore her Squirrel sweater, and the  Elsa sweater.


Events:(26:58)

 

We will be attending Stitches West, sometime in February.


Contest:(26:38)

 

The newest prize is a house special#2 kit from the bar maids.

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.

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

 #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.


Mother Knows Best:(30:15)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about zippers. We mention the Periscope we did on shortening zippers. Jasmin mentions Zipperstop.com She also mentions the Zipper Nipper.


When Knitting Attacks:(36:41)

 

Gigi  has been working on the January Skies #BigBadBergalong

On a bobble row, she missed a slip stitch, and ended up with two bobbles next to each other.

tink!

 

Jasmin missed a blue stitch on the Gone Astray.

 

Review:(39:53)

 

This week we review The Knitters Journal from Swatch to Stash

 

Gigi mentions Yarnbot


Straw into Gold:(51:29)

Spin all the things! Jasmin loves spinning on the Device.

 

And Sew On:(53:19)

 

Gigi had been working on giraffe hats from Fleece Hat Friends. She sewed spots on by machine. That turned out incredibly ugly, and she will have to fix that. 

 

Jasmin and Genevieve worked on a No-Sew Frozen Blanket from F&W media.

 

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Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.

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New from Jan Hamby, Gradient Angles is an amazingly versatile shawl design. Fun and simple to knit, this design shows off unique yarn to its fullest!

Kits available in two versions and more than 20 one-of-a-kind colors.

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Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you'll receive a hand blended, all-organic,loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like discounts, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving and supporting tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift. Visit plum deluxe dot com slash tea to learn more.

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Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.

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Strickmich! Club by Martina Behm – that’s four times excitement when unwrapping your package,

four times pleasant surprises when you unpack an exclusive special skein of yarn, followed by pure knitting bliss with a brand-new pattern by Martina Behm that is not available anywhere else.

Strickmich! Club 2017 is a subscription for four new designs by Martina Behm (creator of popular patterns like Hitchhiker and Leftie) plus four skeins of especially chosen, handdyed yarns,

carefully selected by Martina for her designs. In 2017 the club will feature yarns by

Nature’s Luxury and Das Mondschaf from Germany, a gradient by Bilum from Hungary

and a new exclusive colorway by Miss Babs that you don’t want to miss! Sign-ups will start on November 12th on www.strickmich.club. Find everything you want to know about Strickmich! Club on www.strickmich.club

 


On the Needles:(0:38)

 

Gigi has a raging case of Startosis, she started a pair of Vanilla socks out of Regia. She is also knitting a pair of Vanilla socks out of Opal, from the Vincent Van Gogh line, in Starry Night. Furthermore, she dug out some socks out of Julianna’s fibre on Etsy, that she had started last year: Under the Mistletoe, which is a Holiday self-striping yarn.

 

Jasmin has made progress on her Ashburn, in Lollipop Yarn Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize.

 

Gigi is making  progress on the the January Skies, #BigBadBergalong, out of Black Trillium Fibres.

 

Jasmin has been working on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, and has nearly finished the first set of beaded sheep.

 

 Three sizes of patterns:

Welcome to the Flock, baby size

Gone Astray, child size and

Shepherdess adult

 

Jasmin is using  the Philosopher's Wool technique  for her Gone Astray

(All of the modifications Jasmin mentions are on her project page.)

 

Gigi finished the knitting of the Selvedges cardigan by Amy Christoffers. Now it needs finishing

 

Jasmin swatched for her Hamilknit hat. 

 

 Jasmin has also made progress on the Anna cardigan.  Gigi has been working on the Puerto Montt, Martina Behm, out of Rohrspatz und Wollmeise, in the color Nautic Miles. This is intelligent garter stitch. Gigi pulled yarn for two sweaters to knit.

 

Swatched for the Helvetica cardigan, in Kestrel. Quince & co, out of 100% organic linen. Knit ribbon. Swatched and washed

 

Gigi knitted preemie hats and made tiny pompoms on the Clover pompon maker

and Jasmin mention the Geeky Girls podcast.

 

Jasmin talks about NCIS, last week: Abby knits for the new team members, Torres comes around at the end.


In Stitches:(26:45)

 

Gigi is wearing wool socks, Jasmin wore her BostonJen hat, her clear converse and clear rain boots. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater. Rex wore his Play date cardigan.


Events:(31:28)

 

We will be attending Stitches West, sometime in February. Date TBA when we know it.


Contest:(31:53)

 

We have a winner! GirlinKnots won a skein of You really have to get Flounces!

 

The newest prize is a house special#2 kit from the bar maids.

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.

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

 #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.


Mother Knows Best:(35:00)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about using leaders and spinning faster


When Knitting Attacks:(39:36)

 

Gigi's January Skies: she lost track of row count, ripped back, found that she hadn't knitted too much, re-knitted what she had ripped out. Also, she noted that on a bobble row, she was knitting on the back row, doing k5tog, she had dropped one loop, noticed it a few rows later, and secured it with a locking stitch marker. 

 

Also, she misplaced her bag with the sock in progress.


Review:(42:32)

 

Yarnitecture, by Jillian Moreno

 


Straw into Gold:(59:11)

 

Device repair!

 

 

 

 

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Heads up! Tis the season is fast approaching, and Bar-Maids, makers of Lo-Lo products continues the tradition of giving back during the holidays.  Their killer specials start Black Friday – Cyber Monday (November 25 – 28).  Tip: Write www.bar-maids.com on your calendar as a reminder to order.

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.  

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On the Needles:(0:37)

 

One minute health update.Thank you for all your well wishes, prayers and positive energy.


 

Admin: If you buy something from one of our advertisers (or anything you hear about on the podcast), please let the business know.

 

We have a bunch of great books that we are excited to review Annetarsia Knits, and Yarnitecture,

and Nicky Epstein's new patterns. 

 

Jasmin mentions the Click, Clack, Moo series of children's books. (Also, the rest of the farmyard books from the collection are wonderful and hysterical.)

 

Jasmin has made significant progress on her Ashburn , in Lollipop Yarn Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize.

 

Gigi has finally started a pattern, the January Skies,#BigBadBergalong, out of Black Trillium Fibres

 

Jasmin got some golden yarn from Voolenvine out of the Blitz base in the Harpsichord colorway.

This will also be a #BigBadBergalong.

 

Jasmin has finished the sleeves on the Gone Astray sweater for Genevieve and joined them to the body.

 

Gigi has finished knitting her part of the Polygon blanket, by TinCanKnits out of Black Trillium Fibers. We love the clear, blanket size knitting bag.  Also, she has started the Pop blanket, and Gigi is not sure she likes the bind off row.

 

Jasmin is working on the Anna sweater.  She also bought an Anna tutu set to go with the Frozen cardigans that made Genevieve very happy.

 

Gigi finished Vanilla socks out of Berry Colorful Yarnings for Jasmin.

Gigi also finished yet another preemie hat. She is planning to make pom poms for the hats.


In Stitches:(23:18)

 

Jasmin is wearing knitted socks with her clear Converse

Gigi is wearing wool socks. Jasmin wore her Sothia shawl, Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater. Jasmin was also wearing her "knit for brains" shirt.


Events:(26:34)

 

We will be attending Stitches West, sometime in February.


Contest:(27:19)

 

The newest prize is a skein of Canon Hand Dyed yarn in the "You Really Must Get Some Flounces" 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.

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 #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

 

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

 

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.

Mother Knows Best:(29:58)

 

 This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum, about bleeding spinning fiber.


When Knitting Attacks:(35:58)

 

Gigi was challenged by the very long repeat on the self striping sock yarn.

 

Jasmin got confused about right and wrong side row on her Ashburn.


Review:(40:27)

 

Grown, by Kate Oates

 

We are delighted to be part of the Grown Tour.

 

We also reviewed her Knits for Boys some time ago and loved it.

 

We love that the e-book is linked to ravelry and other websites

 

Gigi reminisces about the Ribbi Cardi

 

Jasmin also thinks that some of these sweaters would look amazing made out of the gradient yarns from Knit Circus.


Straw into Gold:(1:01:21)

 

Jasmin spun a Coral Romney/tussah Abby Batt, and Lisa Souza super wash merino in “Wild Things” (on the Device).

 

There was a pop, smoke, power loss, and then some excellent (and prompt) help.

 

Gigi tried to finish her Tour de Fleece spinning, and her driveband popped.

 

She was trying to fill the bobbin of her Woolee Winder to the brim.

 

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Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th but until Oct 19th, you can enter the raffle to win an all-expense paid trip to PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.

On the Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin has made progress on her Ashburn, in Lollipop Yarn Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize. She mentions the Bifrost, the Hitchhiker

and  the Leftie. She mentions the  the circular glass needles from Sheila Ernst that she loves.

 

Gigi is still working on the  Polygon blanket, by TincanKnits out of Black Trillium Fibres, Sublime DK superwash merino Gradient kits: Coral, Tidewater, Ursa.

 

We mention the Pop and the Vivid that we still want to knit

 

Jasmin has been working on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, and is nearly done with the sleeves.  She is thinking of having Genevieve help with making pompoms.

 

Gigi has finished the last pair of socks out of the Opal yarn she bought early this year. She used a Cat Bordhi technique for the heel. Jasmin suggests using the Smooth Operator Socks to get a better fit.  Gigi is knitting a pair of Vanilla socks out of Berry Colorful Yarnings.

 

Gigi  is knitting one newborn sized hat first with her leftover yarn, then using the rest for preemie hats.

 

Jasmin likes Shuly's Bakery apple cider cupcakes.

 


In Stitches:(18:15)

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen striped Cowl and BostonJen hat, and her Boneyard. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater and her Little oak cardigan. Rex wore the Goth baby sweater.  (All of the notes for this sweater are in the project page.)

 

Jasmin wore her Rhinebeck sweater, the Tangled Yoke cardigan.

 

 Events:(28:08)

 

Gigi attended the Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

We will also be attending Stitches West, sometime in February. Gigi introduced her friend to the Flynn quilting frame. Gigi was amazed by kits with lazer cut quilt kits.


Contest:(36:15)

 

The newest prize is a skein of Canon Hand Dyes yarn in the "You Really Must Get Some Flounces" colorway.

 

Last weeks prize was the Gleener, for removing pills from knit wear.

We have a winner: allichka

 

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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 #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

 

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

 

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.


Mother Knows Best:(39:49)

 

This week we talk about our purse knitting. Jasmin likes her Erin Lane Bags. Let us know about your purse knitting.


When Knitting Attacks:(43:45)

 

Gigi was attacked by the polygons that she has memorized already. Also, a Vanilla sock proved to be challenging this week.


Review:(46:07)

 

The Knitted Hat book

 

Jasmin mentions the Sunflower hat


Straw into Gold:(58:38)

 

Jasmin spun a Coral Romney/tussah  Abby Batt (on the Device).

 

Jasmin also spun on the Acadia wheel.

 

Genevieve and Rex adjusted the settings on Gigi's Matchless.

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On the Needles:(0:37)

 

Gigi is still working on  Polygon blanket, by TincanKnits out of Black Trillium Fibres, Sublime DK superwash merino Gradient kits: Coral, Tidewater, Ursa. So potato chippy, but lost little bit of steam.

Jasmin has been been working on the Bifrost scarf from Infinite Twist.

 

Gigi finished the  Skandinavian sock from Little Box of Socks,.

Jasmin has made progress on the Poly Chevron Cowl with the Black Trillium “Frank it up” kit. She has been lusting after some black light reactive yarn she saw at White Birch Fiber Arts

 

Gigi took her Puerto Montt by Martina Behm out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. #behmalong , to Spinzilla

 

Also, we are participating in the #BigBadBergalong, with Michelle from Actually Knitting, Down Cellar Studio, Knitting Butterflies, Prairie Girls, Kristi from In a Sknit, Commuter Jen from Commuter Knitter Podcast.

 

Jasmin cast on her Ashburn, in Lollipop Yarns Flibertigibbet Single Sock Kit, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize. Jasmin talks about the circular glass needles from Sheila Ernst that she is using.

 

We are so lucky to have the designer Melanie Berg offering our listeners a 10% discount on her patterns (self-published) starting September 15th, 2016 and ending November 2, 2016. Use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout.

 

Gigi has finally picked a pattern, the January Skies, and the yarn, a gradient kit from Black Trillium Fibres, has been rinsed and balled and assembled into a kit.

 

She is also working on the Squircle sock, pattern by General Hogbuffer. She has been working on cuff but may make it into a vanilla sock, because there are so many stripes, the cuff is going to be longer than one repeat. She also has knitted another preemie hat.

 

The Knitmore Girls House Special #2  from the Bar Maids, and we are thrilled.

 

We collaborated with Erin Lane Bags, Voollenvine Yarns and gynx Yarn. Sivia Harding, and (of course!) the Bar Maids.

In Stitches:(20:17)

 

Gigi wore a hat at night a gift from Kelly of the Knit Surfers. Jasmin wore her Rainbow Dots Cowl, Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock. Genevieve would like to have some more gloves.


Events:(24:14)

 

Gigi will be attending the Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, October 13-16.

 

Jasmin mentions the One Bad Mother podcast.

 

We will also be attending Stitches West, sometime in February.


Contest:(26:38)

 

The newest prize is a Gleener, for removing pills from knit wear.

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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#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

 

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

 

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.


Mother Knows Best:(29:22)

 

This week we talk about our favorite knitting bags and favorite project bags. Jasmin is fond of her project bags from The Fat Squirrel, and she also likes bags by Little Yarn in the Big Wool [CORRECTION: It's Little SKEIN in the Big Wool]. 

 

We use this Pinterest link to the tutorial we used. that we like very much, that is reminiscent of the Erin Lane Bags. We also like these bags from U-Line.

 

Let us know what you like in a project bag.


When Knitting Attacks:(41:01)

 

Gigi was working on the Scandinavian Socks. She did half a row in the wrong pattern, went back and carefully replaced the wrong stitches.

 

She was also working on the Polygon blanket.The count was off on one unit, she tried to fix it, and when that didn’t work, she ripped it out


Review:(42:51)

 

Knitted Cables, A Sourcebook by Nora Gaughan

 

We are introduced to the Stockinette Stitch Equivalent System.

 

Jasmin also likes Knitting Nature , by Norah Gaughan


Straw into Gold:(54:41

 

Jasmin participated in Spinzilla ! She was part of #TeamTextileWitches

 

The fiber she used was: Lisa Souza Emerald City Australian Superfine merino (spun on the Acadia), Lisa Souza Superwash Merino “Wild Things” (on The Device), and a Coral Romney/tussah Abby Batt (on the Device).

 

Gigi finished a nest of fiber from the project she started for Tour de Fleece, then started a new one. So little left to finish this project.


And Sew On:(1:00:53)

 

Gigi sewed ribbon onto some project bags. 

 

She also worked on the Giraffe hats.She finds hand sewing spots challenging, not the peaceful experience she had imagined. The needle sticks in the fabric and has to be muscled through. She found that doing applique on fleece works better with less than 6 strands of floss.

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On the Needles:(0:33)

 

Jasmin has been been working on the Bifrost scarf from Infinite Twist.


She also cast on  a pair of legwarmers for Genevieve out of Simply Socks Poste Self-Striping Yarn in the Electric Avenue colorway, to go with the My Little Pony Shoes.

 

Gigi has been working on the on the Polygon blanket, by TincanKnits out of Black Trillium Fibres, Sublime DK superwash merino Gradient kits: Coral, Tidewater, Ursa.  Each piece takes about one hour, and each ball yields about 5 hexagons.

 

 

 

Jasmin cast on and started the Poly Chevron Cowl with the Black Trillium “Frank it up” kit

 

Gigi knitted a baby hat in the Barley pattern.

She also marathoned two podcasts, Fiber Knitche and Backstage Knitting.

 

Also, we are participating in the #BigBadBergalong, with Michelle from Actually Knitting, Down Cellar Studio, Knitting Butterflies, Prairie Girls, Kristi from In a Sknit, Commuter Jen from Commuter Knitter Podcast. We are behind already. Jasmin is working out of a kit from Lollipop Yarns.  We got a prize and it is gorgeous.

 

We are so lucky to have the designer Melanie Berg offering our listeners a 10% discount on her patterns (self-published) starting September 15th, 2016 and ending November 2, 2016. Use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout. 

 

 Jasmin wants to knit Moonraker, Gigi is still waffling on her project. Lollipop Yarns has sent us a kit to give away!

 

(On September 11 at 7pm Eastern there will be an update featuring Duet and Trio kits especially for Ashbury or Quicksilver patterns. She will be offering Free Shipping if you use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout.) 

 

Jasmin put out a prompt that she thinks she may have heard on Actually Knitting. So she put out a prompt on our Facebook page: "Because of knitting, I ..." and we got amazing responses from our listeners. Feel free to add.


Events:(15:00)

 

We are planning to attend The Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 13 to 16, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

 

Alana Dakos just broadcast her last episode. We will miss her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.


Contest:(19:20)

 

We have a new winner! A skein of Berry Colorful Yarnings in  Hallow Eve goes to MMZPaul

The next prize we are giving away is a Gleener.

 

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.

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

 #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

 

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

 

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.


Mother Knows Best:(23:53)

 

How to politely respond to rudeness. How do you politely deal with rude remarks? 


When Knitting Attacks:(33:40)

 

 

Gigi cast on a baby hat, it was too big, so she ripped it out and cast on fewer stitches for a better fit.

She ripped out the cuff of her General Hogbuffer Squircle socks  and  cast on in contrast yarn.

She found two ugly split stitches on her Martina Behm Puerto Montt shawl.

 

She also knitted a row in the wrong color on her Skandinavian Socks and had to tink.


Review:(39:55)

 

This week we are reviewing Drop-Dead Easy Knits, by Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egen, and Kristen Kapur


Straw into Gold:(50:06)

 

Jasmin is participating in Spinzilla !  She is participating on #TeamTextileWitches, and is spinning on the Acadia wheel and the Questionable Origins Device, for the Hiro sweeaters.

 

Gigi still hasn't finished her Tour de Fleece spinning, so she set up the wheel.  She had installed the Woolee Winder  and it needed adjustment before it really spun well.


And Sew On:(57:25)

 

Gigi looked through pattern books and noticed that McCalls/ Palmer and Pletsch patterns have alteration lines for a number of different dress styles.

 

Also, she sewed some more on the Giraffe hat from Fleece Hat Friends.

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.
Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.
It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.
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On the Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin has finished the chart for the bottom of the Anna cardigan, and now it is at the autopilot place.

 

She used the numbers from Handy Book of Sweater Patterns.

Gigi sewed buttons on the top of the zipper to secure the top.

 

 Gigi has made great progress on the  Polygon blanket, by TincanKnits out of Black Trillium Fibres, Sublime DK superwash merino Gradient kits in  Coral, Tidewater and Ursa. Jasmin wants to work on it, too.

 

We have been rinsing yarn, to prevent bleeding after things have been knitted. Jasmin is singing the praises of Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton.

 

Gigi started the Puerto Montt Shawl by Martina Behm out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. #behmalong

 

Also, we are participating in the #BigBadBergalong, with Michelle from Actually Knitting, Down Cellar Studio, Knitting Butterflies, Prairie Girls, Kristi from In a Sknit, Commuter Jen from Commuter Knitter Podcast.

 

We are so lucky to have the designer Melanie Berg offering our listeners a 10% discount on her patterns (self-published) starting September 15th, 2016 and ending November 2, 2016. Use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout. 

 

 Jasmin wants to knit Moonraker, Gigi hasn't made up her mind yet. Lollipop Yarns is sending a kit to give away. 

 

(On September 11 at 7pm Eastern there will be an update featuring Duet and Trio kits especially for Ashbury or Quicksilver patterns. She will be offering Free Shipping if you use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout.)

 

Jasmin made up an Instagram contest: #BondKnitmoreBond: Sing a snippet of a Bond song, post a spy-related picture. Make it interesting, make it fun, and remember to hashtag it!

 

Gigi has started the Pop blanket #blanketstatement.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Gone Astray cardigan, and is working on the sleeves.

 

Gigi has been working on the Skandinavian sock from Little Box of Socks, has finished the first one and started the second one.

 

Jasmin has been working on her Creepy Crawley socks out of some yarn from from Knitmona  that is a lovely Halloween self striping yarn. They are her purse project now.

 

Gigi is still knitting preemie hats. She has  ends woven in, and pictures taken.

 

Jasmin got a Black Trillium “frank it up” kit to knit a Poly Chevron cowl.


Events:(30:31)

 

We will be attending Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center,

October 13-16 2016.


Contest:(31:23)

 

New prize for Operation Sock Drawer:

A skein of very Halloween-y yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings in  Hallow Eve 

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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#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

 

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

 

FYI: The Buffalo Wool Company has their Fall Sweater Challenge from August 1st to October 1st

 

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.


Mother Knows Best:(32:47)

 

Wash it first. (wash your yarn the way you're going to wash the finished garment). Jasmin is in love with Beyond Clean. She is test knitting the Hamil-hat.


When Knitting Attacks:(40:26)

 

Gigi managed to skip one stitch, which messed up the whole row of Fair Isle, so she had to carefully tink back.


Purloined:(43:07)

 

This week we are purloining " What I learned" from Teaching your Brain to Knit", hosted by Catherine and Margaret. Gigi learned to do the pinhole cast on.


Review:(46:39)

 

This week we are reviewing Painted Wooly Toppers for Kids, by Woolly Wormhead. These hats are also wonderful for Halos of Hope or #25000Tuques


Straw into Gold:(54:36)

 

Spinzilla is coming! #spinzilla and we're spinning on team Team Purlescence Textile Witches.


And Sew On:(55:03)

 

Gigi is sewing fleece hats in lots of different sizes. from Fleece Hat Friends.

 

 

 

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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”!


On The Needles:(0:32)

 

Jasmin is happy with her Fair Isle knitting on the Anna sweater using the Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified. She also mentions Annetarsia.  We talk about toothsome yarn by the Bourgeois from Philosopher's Wool, substantial, toothsome yarn is also available from Black Water Abbey, Jill Draper Yarn, and Sheep Spot

 

Jasmin has worked some more on the Bifrost, and is utterly happy with how it is turning out.

 

Gigi has been working on the Scandinavian Socks from Little Box of Socks and feels clumsy. Jasmin suggested she borrow the Yarn Guide. She finds that practice improves her technique.

Susan B. Anderson has suggested it on her blog.

 

Gigi has been making itty bitty pompoms for preemie hats with the itty bitty pompom maker

and she crocheted a flower on one of them out of a Nicky Epstein book.

 

We talk some more about test knitting. Jasmin noticed that she was wrong. She mentions the lovely hat Emily Straw designed, inspired by Hamilton. It is not on her ravelry page yet. Jasmin wants to knit it out of Lisa Souza's  Deluxe Sock in a continental blue and antique gold. There was excellent discussion on the board with regards to test knitting/sample knitting and pay.

 

Jasmin got some yarn from from Knitmona had some lovely Halloween self striping

yarns that Jasmin just had to have. The yarn is lovely.  She is going to knit Smooth Operator Socks

they are her purse project now, because even with bicycle clips, the Bifrost is getting too big to stuff in a purse.

 

Gigi is working on the Polygon blanket, by Tincanknits, out of Black Trillium Fibres, Sublime DK superwash merino Gradient Kits,  in the colors Coral, Tidewater, and Ursa. This is so addictive!

 

Jasmin has started the first sleeve of the Gone Astray cardigan.


Contest:(27:15)

 

New prize for Operation Sock Drawer:

A skein of very Halloween-y yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings in  Hallow Eve 

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 have a winner for #projectSweaterChest!

 The winner of a set of Oh Snap Bags is knknitter, for knitting a very impressive swatch.

 

  #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

 

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

FYI: The Buffalo Wool Company has their Fall Sweater Challenge from August 1st to October 1st

 

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and

functional, and excellent for everyday wear.

 

Mother Knows Best:(29:46)

 

We continue the discussion  about #FairFiberWage

 

Kudos to the new CEO of F&W /General Manager of Interweave, Mr. Bolton for stepping up, addressing, and working to resolve the issues.


Purloined:(38:03)

 

This week we purloin

Yummies from the Geeky Girls Knit videocast. We talk about " The Room where it's happening " Hamilton podcast

 

Review:(43:24)

 

This week we are reviewing Curls 2, by Hunter Hammersen

 

Gigi finds her books terribly addicting and she is on her way to knitting her way through one and planning the next.

 

We are planning to do a Hunter-along, after we participate in the #BigBadBergAlong.

Also, it seems we are doing a blanket-along, #BlanketStatement.

And we love her blog: Violently Domestic

 

Straw into Gold:(51:37)

 

 Jasmin has been spinning on the Device and the Acadia Wheel. She is also working on making some sparkly DIY bobbins for the Device.  

 

The device comes with fold flat Akerworks Bobbins

 

Once she has worked it out, she will write about it on her blog.

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Since 2012, Black Trillium Fibres has been formulating unique and original gradient yarns ranging from neutral to neon.  Of course, our exclusively milled yarn substrates aren’t just for gradient kits.  With over 300 hand-dyed repeatable colors, you can always find something different and fun at each of our amazing retailers.  It’s all at blacktrilliumfibres.com - in-stock yarns including gradients, exclusive patterns and a list of retailers.  Please remember to use the “Knitmore” discount code at checkout.


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It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.
Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.
 
 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”!


On the Needles:(0:32)

 

Jasmin has been working on the Bifrost scarf , from Infinite Twist and is enjoying it tremendously. She also thinks this would be a great way to do an updated Dr. Who scarf.

 

Gigi is announcing her formerly secret project :the Polygon blanket, by TincanKnits out of Black Trillium Fibres, in Sublime DK superwash merino gradient kits: Coral, Tidewater, Ursa. Each piece takes about one hour. Each ball yields about 5 "starfish"

We are on a blanket kick and we also want to knit the Pop blanket, and the Vivid blanket out of yarn from Tess Yarns. We are reminiscing about knitting dish cloth blankets. Jasmin mentions Marly Bird's visible, decorative seams.

 

Jasmin is making progress on the Anna sweater. She is enjoying the rhythm and progress a lot.

Gigi is knitting the occasional preemie hat and trying to catch up on weaving in a gazillion ends.


Jasmin made some progress on the Gone astray cardigan

 

Contest:(20:23)

 

 Operation Sockdrawer is up and running again, and we have a winner this week!

#operationsockdrawer: The  winner of a skein on Lisa Souza Deluxe Sock “Francoise” is AbbieN!

 

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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  #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

The newest prize for #Projectsweaterchest is a  set of Namaste mesh project bags.

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

 

FYI: The Buffalo Wool Company has their Fall Sweater Challenge from August 1st to October 1st

 

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.

 

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Mother Knows Best:(24:26)


#FairFiberWage

 

This week we talk about fiber artists being treated well, and be compensated fairly for their work.

We mention Stephanie Pearl McPhee,  Judith McKenzie, Rick Mondragon, Galina, Lily Chin, and the Philosophers.

 

 Please feel free to offer your views in the episode thread.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:45)

 

Gigi managed to twist a cast on row on one of the hexagons for the blanket. On one piece, the cast on numbers were off.

 

Purloined:(39:30)

 

from the Knit Girllls. What we are reading:

 

We are ambivalent about the mermaids in the Emily Windsnap series, and Debbie Dadey's Mermaid series. Jasmin also mentions Beauty, Spindles End and How to Knit a Love Song 

 

Review:(47:02)

 

Mad Colour: bold and playful modern knits by Alexa Ludeman And Emily Wessel (Tincanknits)

 

Sweaters in sizes from 0-6 month to 4XL

 

We mention the Pop blanket again, and Jasmin digresses and talks about Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyyat

 

Straw into Gold :(54:49)

Jasmin has been spinning on the Device (#006DeviceTour #MissionQuestionable). Jasmin gives it her Schacht endorsement.

 

She is spinning for the Incredibles' sweaters series (Hiro cardigans for the whole family) on the Infinite Twist Acadia wheel.


And Sew on:(58:57)

 

Gigi worked on project bags. The sweatshop of love seems to be up and running again.

She made piles of bags in anticipation of this year's #Grinchalong.

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On The Needles:(0:33)

 

Jasmin is working on the Bifrost scarf from a kit by Infinite Twist, and is about two thirds done. She loves using the bicycle clips.

 

Gigi has been working on preemie hats and has had also had a request for newborn size hats, which are also sometimes needed. Our donations go to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center NICU.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Anna sweater. Gigi has swatched for the Pop blanket by Tincanknits, out of Tess Yarns Rainbow mini skein gradient kit.


Jasmin is going to knit the Vivid blanket out of her Rainbow kit.

 

There will be hashtags for instagram, and  so you can follow our progress on #blanketstatement. 

We mention the Persian Tiles blanket.


Gigi has been working on a secret project out of of Black Trillium Fibres, in Sublime DK Gradient kit superwash merino in the colors Coral, Tidewater, and Ursa.

 

Jasmin has been working on the Gone astray cardigan and it is almost to the armholes.


Also, she is making progress on the Live long and Prosper socks for Andrew.  And she is thrilled that Susan B. Anderson tells you the weight for how much you need for heels in her Smooth Operator Socks pattern. 


Contest:(15:48)

 

 Operation Sockdrawer is up and running again.

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.

Our newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Lisa Souza in the Francois colorway.

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  #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

 

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

FYI: The Buffalo Wool Company has their Fall Sweater Challenge from August 1st to October 1st

 

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.

 We will announce a new prize for this contest next week.

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Mother Knows Best:(20:13)

 

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

 how to fix dropped stitches on finished knits.

 

Gigi mentions her Frost Flowers shawl.


When Knitting Attacks:(26:23)

 

Jasmin had too many rows on her Anna cardigan. She offers scripts for ripping out knitting.

 

Review:(30:49)

 

This week we are reviewing Woolens, by Jared Flood 

 

We reference Stephen West.


Straw into Gold:(42:13)

 

We have been spinning on "The Device" Jasmin is using some Lisa Souza superwash merino in the Wild Thing colorway.  

 

 We mention the Akerworks lazy kate. 

 

Jasmin wound a Schacht plastic bobbin (on the Device!) to store singles.

We did a periscope of us spinning on the Device.  

 

And Sew On:(48:53)

 

Jasmin wrestled with her sewing machine and oiled it to within and inch of its life.

We worked on some more project bags.

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On The Needles:(0:32)

 

Gigi has exhumed the Scandinavian Socks from the Little Box of Socks by Charlene Schurch. And since she hadn't worked on it in years she was a bit lost as to where she was in the pattern. Jasmin suggested transcribing project notes onto her ravelry project page.  Which Jasmin has done, which will come in very handy when she has to knit a larger size of the Elsa sweater.

 

Jasmin has picked up  the Anna sweater again. She has been making tracks on the Bifrost scarf

and she is excited about sweater weather coming up, so she can wear it.  Also, she loves how the quilt clips/ bicycle clips hold the scarf neatly together while she is working on it.  

 

Jasmin wants to get projects to the grab and run out the door screaming stage. So she has picked up the Anna cardigan, which  is based on Megknitficent's project out of Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweater PatternsThe chart is from Anne Podlesak's Legendary Knits book, and it is knitted out of Lisa Souza Supersport. 

 

Gigi has been sewing in ends on preemie hats, making pompoms and attaching them.

Jasmin suggests Operant Conditioning/Positive Reinforcement for weaving in ends.


Contest:(14:06)

 

 Operation Sockdrawer has resumed.

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.

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

 

  #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

 

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

FYI: The Buffalo Wool Company has their Fall Sweater Challenge from August 1st to October 1st

 

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.


Mother Knows Best:(15:35)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about? 'thread about etiquette regarding pattern writing and test knitters.

 

Jasmin likes how thorough the  instructions for the Smooth Operator Socks are, and that there is also a short, printer friendly pattern.

 

Jasmin mentions Bonne Marie's amazing patterns.


When Knitting Attacks:(26:20)

 

Gigi kept dropping stitches on her preemie hat.

 

She also was working on the Copperplate cardigan. She had neglected to take good notes on where she stopped but had different counts on both sides of the front. Fudging it occurred to her, but she dismissed it, because it would be high on her chest, and highly noticeable.

 

Boston Jen blew both Jasmin and Emily out of the water at Stash Dash. And she sent Jasmin a cowl!


Review:(33:01)

 

This week we are reviewing Urban Knit Collection, by Kyle Kunnecky

 

He also did a collection for Halo's of Hope (which we can't find now).


Straw into Gold:(45:16)

 

Gigi has been fiddling with the brake mechanism on her spinning wheel to get proper uptake using a Woolee Winder.

 

Jasmin has been making progress on spinning on the Acadia Wheel for her family set of Hiro sweaters.

 

 Jasmin is ecstatic about using the Device! (#006DeviceTour, #MissionQuestionable). Spunky Eclectic may take orders. Jasmin is planning to do a Periscope.  Don't miss it!

 

And Sew On:(54:31)

 

Jasmin wanted to work on Grinchalong back on her green Singer 185. but there were technical problems.

 

 Gigi has been sewing a bit on Halloween project bags.

 

Also, she has been working with a young friend on a dress out of Sew Many Dresses.

 

 The plan is to sew the lining first to make sure the pattern fits before cutting into the linen for the dress.

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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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Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.

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There comes a time in any story when the arc draws down to the ending. Thus it is with Purlescence Yarns and its story. We began in 2006 with the idea of creating community around beautiful crafting supplies and teaching new skills. We feel that we have achieved that goal. It is now time for us to retire and move on to our next adventure.

On August 28, 2016 we will have our final tea and crafting in the living room. Come and join us if you can, in saying farewell to a piece of our shared history and take a tea cup to remember us.

We have been proud to support the Knitmore Girls since the beginning. We've created community together and supported wonderful things like Halos of Hope and 25,000 Tuques. Keep the magic and keep on crafting. 

With love,

Kaye and Sandi Luck


On The Needles:(0:32)

 

Stash Dash news: Emily and Boston Jen totally won Stash Dash.

Jasmin made progress on her Bifrost Scarf from Infinite Twist, and she is very happy with the autopilot nature of this pattern. She is finding the bicycle clips very useful.

 

Gigi has attached the sleeves to her Selvedges cardigan.

 

Jasmin has made progress on the Live Long and Prosper socks. She tells the story of breaking a needle at a Firefly convention and found Unwind in Burbank (closed now, sadly).

 

Gigi made a swatch out of some beautiful White Birch Fiber Arts  yarn, to see if it would work with one of the patterns from Coffee with C.C.

 

And she made lots of itty bitty pompoms with the Clover Pompom Maker and sewed them onto preemie hats.

 

Jasmin is working on the i-cord edging for the Spock sweater and it seems interminable.

 

Gigi has picked up her Copperplate  #projectsweaterchest,  and needs about an hour of peace and quiet to get to the next step.

 

Congratulations to all participants in the Ravellenics! Also, we didn't know that trampoline is an Olympic competition.  Gigi mentions The Try Guys.


Contest:(13:54)

 

Operation Sockdrawer!

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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  #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

 

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

FYI: The Buffalo Wool Company has their Fall Sweater Challenge from August 1st to October 1st

 

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.


Mother Knows Best:(16:50)

 

 This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum, about knitting a go-to sweater.

 

Jasmin reminisces about knitting multiples of the The Incredible, Custom-Fit Neck Down Raglan.

 

We enthuse about the Ribby-Cardi and the Ribby-Pulli. Gigi remembers doing multiple incarnations of her million dollar dress.

 

Jasmin has made multiples of the Playful Stripes cardigan and will make one more for Genevieve, and probably one more Little Oak cardigan.

 

She  likes everything from Alana Dakos and Tin Can Knits. Jasmin is talking about reverse engineering the ribbi cardi to knit it top down. We talk about Cocoknits  and the Katarina cardigan that is has two variations and one is done in one piece. Amy Herzog also suggests knitting a baby sweater to practice technique.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(27:22)

 

Gigi has more Knitting Attacks than knitting. Her Selvedges  cardigan has more stitches on one front than the other.

 

  Jasmin's Spock cardigan wouldn't agree to her picking up all the stitches for the edging  at once.

Gigi's Scandinavian socks from The little Box of Socks has a number of issues, too many decreases after the heel, and she didn't keep track of which hand she held which yarn in and this affects color dominance about which Ysolda Teague wrote an article.

 

Purloined:(32:29)

 

This week we are purloining Genius and Fail, from the One Bad Mother podcast.

Jasmin mentions mitten clips. Let us know about your Genius moments on this weeks episode thread.

 

Review:(38:03)

 

This week we review Enchanted Knits for Dolls, by Nicky Epstein

We mention the Unicorn-Along that we heard about on Yarngasm.

 

Straw into Gold:(46:50)

 

Jasmin is still spinning for the Hiro cardigans and is thrilled with the yarn and colors on the Acadia spinning wheel. Jasmin likes the Hiro sweaters that Miliabella, Leslie from the Knit Girllls and Emily from Knitting Butterflies made.

 

Gigi has been using the Woolee Winder on double drive, and it seems to be challenging, they will put it on Scotch Tension . She is also planning to try out her new Akerworks bobbin.

 

And Sew On:(52:28)

 

Gigi and her young friend are making a basic muslin for dresses from Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time. Gigi talks about the swayback adjustment.

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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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Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.

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There comes a time in any story when the arc draws down to the ending. Thus it is with Purlescence Yarns and its story. We began in 2006 with the idea of creating community around beautiful crafting supplies and teaching new skills. We feel that we have achieved that goal. It is now time for us to retire and move on to our next adventure.
On August 28, 2016 we will have our final tea and crafting in the living room. Come and join us if you can, in saying farewell to a piece of our shared history and take a tea cup to remember us.
We have been proud to support the Knitmore Girls since the beginning. We've created community together and supported wonderful things like Halos of Hope and 25,000 Tuques. Keep the magic and keep on crafting. 
With love,
Kaye and Sandi Luck


On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Jasmin briefly talks about stashdash.

She is working on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, and is working on the sleeves right now.

Gigi excavated her Selvedges cardigan our of her Area 51.

 

Jasmin is working on her Bifrost scarf, which is a kit from Infinite Twist, and she is thrilled by the

Clasped Weft Join, which is totally worth the $3 that it sells for.

 

Gigi is working on preemie hats out of Kroy yarn.

 

She also has balled up some White Birch Fiber Arts yarn, and wants to swatch before she picks a pattern for socks.

 

Jasmin is working on the Live Long and Prosper socks .

 She is talking about whether to make heels out of the yarn itself of using black yarn for heels and toes. And she is mulling over how to use the yarn for its best advantage for a cardigan for Rex.

 

She is also complaining on how long the i-cord facing is on the  Spock sweater she is knitting for Rex. We talk about picking up all the stitches on a circular needle, before of knitting the i-cord.

Jasmin has finished the dual facings on Carli cardigan. This technique is from the  Big Book of Knitting.

 

Jasmin gives her concession speech for #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter. Now what remains is #emilyversusbostonjen.

 

Contest:(17:27)

 

The point of #operationsockdrawer is to encourage you to start a drawer full of hand knitted socks for yourself.

We were inspired by Susan B. Anderson's Instagram pictures of her sock drawers. 

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.

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

 #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her wear-everyday sweaters. LINK TO VIDEO.

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

FYI: The Buffalo Wool Company has their Fall Sweater Challenge from August 1st to October 1st

 

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:41)

 

 This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum, about buying used spinning wheels.

 

 She mentions blue automotive towels. 

Schacht services wheels. We think that cricket looms are excellent for using unevenly spun yarn.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:07)

 

 Jasmin has been working on interminable i-cord on the Spock  cardigan, and it is not smooth.

 

Review:(36:04)

 

This week we are reviewing  Crochet Therapy, by Betson Corkhill

 

Jasmin talks about crocheting Anna and Elsa dolls with Boston Jen that they bought at Stitches.

#letitcro 

 

Since this book deals with therapy, we mention that Dr Gemma  does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Jasmin mentions the Yarn movie

 

We mention Dots, by TinCanKnits. Correction: the blanket is called Pop Blanket.

 

Jasmin mentions Zen and the Art of Knitting. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Repair has no knitting.


Straw into Gold:(47:03)

 

 Gigi has been making slow progress on her Tour de Fleece spinning, and has eight nests out of 32 left.

 

We bought a fleece online. Gigi wanted to try spinning a Tunis sheep fleece. We sent it to Sherri at Morro Fleece Works. She called, because the fleece is tender and breaks. We won't be spinning it, we will contact Beth Smith for a good Tunis fleece.


And Sew On:(50:22)

 

Gigi did a bit of mending. Jasmin has been working on the mermaid doll from a panel

Gigi mentions the Little Red Riding hood panel.

Gigi worked some more on her #whatsasloper.

 

 Also, our #Grinchalong bag templates resurfaced.

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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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Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.

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There comes a time in any story when the arc draws down to the ending. Thus it is with Purlescence Yarns and its story. We began in 2006 with the idea of creating community around beautiful crafting supplies and teaching new skills. We feel that we have achieved that goal. It is now time for us to retire and move on to our next adventure.

On August 28, 2016 we will have our final tea and crafting in the living room. Come and join us if you can, in saying farewell to a piece of our shared history and take a tea cup to remember us.

We have been proud to support the Knitmore Girls since the beginning. We've created community together and supported wonderful things like Halos of Hope and 25,000 Tuques. Keep the magic and keep on crafting. 

With love,

Kaye and Sandi Luck


On The Needles:(0:31)

 

Jasmin has excavated her Bifrost scarf kit from Infinite Twist and is enjoying it tremendously. She mentions the Clasped Weft Join tutorial from BostonJen.

 

Gigi has finished the tubes on Sam's socks and is working on the heels.

She has been weaving ends on old projects.

 

Jasmin has picked up the Gone Astray and had to order beads online and is pleased as punch to finally have found the perfect beads for doing the sheep.

 

She is also spinning for the Hiro sweaters and is talking about swatching for color.

 

Gigi has finally gotten around to setting the colors on two pairs of Fluoromania socks using the Citric Acid setting technique

 

Jasmin is turning the facing on the Anna cardigan. Genevieve has been wearing the Elsa sweater all the time, and Jasmin is so pleased that she likes it so much. She mentions the flowers on Anne Podlesak's designs. She also mentions Euni Jang's blog. She mentions Genevieve's grey Playful Stripes, and the Striped cowl.

 

Gigi has been knitting preemie hats and is trying to use little bits of leftover yarn with the Clover pom pom maker.

 

Jasmin has been working on Live Long and Prosper yarn in the Smooth Operator Socks . Using a matching custom Star Trek Erin Lane Bag.

 

She is working on the I-cord edging on the Spock sweater for Stashdash

She is also knitting dual facings on Carli for zipper facings. This technique is out of the Big Book of Knitting. #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

 

We are not doing much for the Ravellenics!

Ravellenics! #TEFKAKO

 

Also, Jasmin is enjoying looking at the #whereIknit photos

 

Contest:(24:25)

 

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.

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

#elizalong #projectsweater chest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer.


Mother Knows Best:(27:16)

 

 This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum, about spinning on a Woolee Winder. 

 

We mention the Akerworks bobbins. Jasmin likes those bobbins also on her Hansen Mini Spinner.

 

Review:(35:58)

 

This week we are reviewing You Can Knit That, by Amy Herzog

 

She has also written Knit to Flatter, and Knit Wear Love, which we both think are amazing.

She also offers the Custom Fit service and she has three Craftsy classes!

Jasmin mentions Lily Chin.


Straw into Gold:(43:23)

 

Gigi is still plugging away at her two pounds of her Tour de Fleece Corriedale, but since she can only spin during naptime, progress is slow. There are little fingers that like to  explore things with wheels.


And Sew On:(51:12)

 

 Gigi finished the Advents Calendar stockings. She shortened straps on a dress for Genevieve, and she dug out a top so she can quilt it.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately. The Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make an amazing, exclusive collection! There are only seven left, so don’t miss out. The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00
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Since 2012, Black Trillium Fibres has been formulating unique and original gradient yarns ranging from neutral to neon.  Of course, our exclusively milled yarn substrates aren’t just for gradient kits.  With over 300 hand-dyed repeatable colors, you can always find something different and fun at each of our amazing retailers.  It’s all at blacktrilliumfibres.com - in-stock yarns including gradients, exclusive patterns and a list of retailers.  Please remember to use the “Knitmore” discount code at checkout.
 

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.
Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.
It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.
Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 

 

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Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.
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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)

 

Jasmin has been working on a pair of Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B. Anderson, and working on the afterthought heel, out of Turtlepurl Yarn out of Live Long and Prosper colorway, to knit socks for Andrew, while they were at the movies, watching Star Trek Beyond.

 

Gigi is knitting socks for Sam, and is trying to accommodate his high instep. And she has finished, finished yet another pair of socks out of Kroy yarn.

 

Jasmin made a bit of progress with the Anna cardigan. She needs to fiddle with one of the color charts.

 

Gigi has been weaving in ends on socks that she had knitted last year, and she is planning to weave in ends on old preemie hats.

 

Jasmin seams to be losing #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter to Emily.

 

The Event Formerly Known as Knitting Olympics (TEFKAKO) is coming up. Now called Ravellenic Games. Team Sasquatch covers all podcasters.

 

Jasmin hasn't set a goal yet, she is thinking of maybe finishing more UFO's, or knitting a child's sweater. Gigi's goal is to empty out her UFO bin.


Contest:(16:34)

 

 Operation Sockdrawer will be on hiatus until after the Ravellenics.

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.

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

#elizalong #project sweater chest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer.


Mother Knows Best:(18:28)

 

 This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum, about a good chair to  knit in.

 

Jasmin mentions the Dutailier chair. She also likes a drum throne for spinning. Gigi likes to use an office chair for sewing.  

 

Post photos about where you sit and knit.


When Knitting Attacks:(28:40)

 

Gigi had managed to put too many stitches on waste yarn for an afterthought heel and had a giant hole by the heel. So she grafted it.


Review:(30:45)

 

This week we are reviewing Viking Knits and Ancient Ornaments, by Elizabeth Lavold

 

Jasmin also likes Viking Patterns for Knitting by Elizabeth Lavold. Jasmin also suggests A Beautiful Wreck by Larissa Brown, and Jasmin mentions the Vikings on tv, and Gigi mentions The Vikings, with Tony Curtis and Kirk Douglas. 

 

Jasmin mentions the Vikings (correction, called "Northmen") with  James Norton from Grantchester, but says it is a dud. 

 

Jasmin mentions Alana Dakos's Baby Botanicals, and Anne Podlesak's Legendary Knits

 

Tour de Fleece wrap up:(45:20)

 

Gigi spun some yarn towards a sweaters worth of yarn for hopefully the Helvetica by Elizabeth Doherty.   

 

Jasmin is spinning for a family's worth of sweaters, out of a grey Janet Heppler Merino/Corriedale for family Hiros. Contrasting colors with fiber from Lisa Souza and  Abstract Fiber.  She is spinning this on the Acadia Wheel.


And Sew On:(50:31)

 

Gigi sewed a muslin for a pair of parachute pants/shorts for Sam.

Genevieve would like to finish sewing the accessories for her mermaid doll.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately. The Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make an amazing, exclusive collection! There are only seven left, so don’t miss out. The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00

 photo btscalloppurple_zpseq4xplt7.jpg

Since 2012, Black Trillium Fibres has been formulating unique and original gradient yarns ranging from neutral to neon.  Of course, our exclusively milled yarn substrates aren’t just for gradient kits.  With over 300 hand-dyed repeatable colors, you can always find something different and fun at each of our amazing retailers.  It’s all at blacktrilliumfibres.com - in-stock yarns including gradients, exclusive patterns and a list of retailers.  Please remember to use the “Knitmore” discount code at checkout.

 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”!

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Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.

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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:(0:31)

 

Jasmin thinks that Emily will probably win Stash Dash.

The Spock sweater needs two seams and an I-cord away from being done, but the kids have other ideas. She has been working on her Gone Astray cardigan, and has ordered pearls from Shipwreck Beads. She mentions the new sweater bag from Erin Lane. #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

 

Gigi laments not having enough diverse knitting. She has finished the knitting on a pair of Vanilla socks, another pair of Vanilla socks is at the toe decrease.  One sock for Sam now has a 60% afterthought heel.

 

Jasmin is singing the praises of Susan B. Anderson's newest sock the Smooth Operator Sock.

 

Jasmin swatched the Love is Love colorway for sweaters for the kids, and Jasmin's head exploded with all the amazing technique she got from Annetarsia and the Craftsy! class.

 

The dye bled on a swatch she knitted. She mentions the Knitted Wit , the customer service experience, and the importance of swatching and washing your swatch.

 

Gigi used the spin cycle on the washing machine on the freshly soaked Daybreak shawl that she was blocking for Jasmin.

 

Jasmin cast on the Anna cardigan, because she needed some easy knitting. This is a mash-up of several sweater patterns from The Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, out of Lisa Souza's  Supersport Merino.


Contest:(23:59)

 

Operation Sockdrawer will be on hiatus until after Tour de Fleece.

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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#elizalong #project sweater chest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer.


Mother Knows Best:(29:33)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum, about books by knitting addicts.

 

We mention a great number of knitters whose writing is also delightful.

 

Clara Parkes  (particularly Knitlandia), The Yarn Harlot, Franklin Habit's blog, Rachel Herron, (the Songbird Trilogy and the Cypress Hollow Trilogy), Correction: we said trilogy, but there are four books in the series. I think Jasmin also mentioned Firefighters.

 

We watched a Periscope by Laura from a the Knit Girllls, Gigi likes Hunter Hammersen's Violently Domestic blog, Susan B. Anderson's blog, the Knittyblog , Alana Dakos's blog.

 

Jasmin mentions A Beautiful Wreck, Gigi metnions the Lord John series, and Jasmin recommends all of Elizabeth Zimmerman's books.

 

Review:(39:21)

 

This week we are reviewingNOT SURE ABOUT THE BUNDLE

The Baby Botanicals Bundle, by Alana Dakos

Jasmin mentions the Little Oak cardigan, the Playful stripes, and Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf.


Tour de Fleece:(52:19)

 

Gigi has so far spun up 12 of 32 oz for her project.

She is expecting to need another month to reach her goal.

 

Jasmin plied up some Rockstar from Abstract Fiber, and she is excited about Tyvek tags from Amazon. Also, she is spinning up fiber she bought from Dawn's Custom Carding at Black Sheep Festival last year,

 

She is going to make a set of Hiro sweaters that she is spinning Merino Corriedale from Janet Heppler on the Acadia wheel


And Sew On:(59:17)

 

 Gigi is excited about a pattern for shorts she got for Sam on Etsy. Our young friend sewed all the darts on her muslin, and is ready to press them.

 

Genevieve sewed on her lacing cards.

 

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It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 

 

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Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.

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There comes a time in any story when the arc draws down to the ending. Thus it is with Purlescence Yarns and its story. We began in 2006 with the idea of creating community around beautiful crafting supplies and teaching new skills. We feel that we have achieved that goal. It is now time for us to retire and move on to our next adventure.

On August 28, 2016 we will have our final tea and crafting in the living room. Come and join us if you can, in saying farewell to a piece of our shared history and take a tea cup to remember us.

 

We have been proud to support the Knitmore Girls since the beginning. We've created community together and supported wonderful things like Halos of Hope and 25,000 Tuques. Keep the magic and keep on crafting. 

With love,

Kaye and Sandi Luck

 


On The Needles:(0:35)

 

 

Gigi has been working on a pair of Vanilla socks out of Regia Silk color that need to have the toes grafted and the afterthought heels put in.

 

She also sewed in a label into the Coronation cardigan for Genevieve using a catch stitch that is called Hexenstich in German.  She needs to work on fine motor skills.

 

Jasmin has made a little progress on her Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. She also swatched for the Daniel Tiger cardigan, the Anna cardigan  

 

This week she swatched the Love is Love colorway, from Knitted Wit, for matchy matchy sweaters 

 

She mentions the Spock sweater, and she wants to do Intarsia? Annetarsia! We need to watch her Craftsy! class.

 

We talked about teaching a class at Purlescence Yarns.

 

Gigi is trying to work though her Area 51 and she excavated her Petra, soaked and blocked it, as well as her cowl from the #zebralong.

 

Contest:(15:47)

 

 Operation Sockdrawer will be on hiatus until after Tour de Fleece.

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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#elizalong #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer.

 

Mother Knows Best:(16:38)

 

This week we are answering a question about how many things to knit for a childs winter wardrobe.

Jasmin mentions Genevieve's Anna sweater.

Do you supplement your children's wardrobe with your knitting? Tell us in this episode's thread!

 

When Knitting Attacks:(24:13)

 

Gigi had issues with the ball winder and had to redo the ball she was winding.

We mention the Schacht swift, the Nancy's Knit Knacks ball winder.

Jasmin mentions the Strauch tutorial.

 

Purloined:(28:00) 

 

This week we purloin:

 

Shameless Self Promotion from The Fat Squirrel Speaks hosted by Amy Beth

 

Gigi managed to spill dark chocolate on a favorite dress that she has sewn. Jasmin came to the rescue with some of the amazing Beyond Clean.

 

 Jasmin really liked the knit size buckets


Review:(37:59)

 

This week we are reviewing

The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques, by Nancy M. Wiseman

 

Straw into Gold #TourdeFleece:(45:40)

 

Jasmin is close to finishing spinning the fiber from Dawn's Custom Carding, and then she will spin the Rockstar from Abstract Fibers

 

Gigi is spinning Corriedale, and feels like her spinning is improving. She is complaining about her technique still needing improvement.

 

Jasmin spun on one of the Akerworks spindles from the treehouse.

 

We have wool wash from Unicorn Fibre as prizes for #TourDeFleece . Please mention in the Team Sasquatch group if you have reached your goal in the finish line thread.


And Sew On:(50:06)

 

Gigi mended one of Genevieve's dress up dresses. Gigi mentioned Sew many Dresses, Sew Little Time. She is sewing with a young friend. They are using the basic dress to make a sloper, so all the patterns can be fitted from that pattern.

 

 Gigi's sloper bodice is ready to be fitted. #whatsasloper.

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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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Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.

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There comes a time in any story when the arc draws down to the ending. Thus it is with Purlescence Yarns and its story. We began in 2006 with the idea of creating community around beautiful crafting supplies and teaching new skills. We feel that we have achieved that goal. It is now time for us to retire and move on to our next adventure.

On August 28, 2016 we will have our final tea and crafting in the living room. Come and join us if you can, in saying farewell to a piece of our shared history and take a tea cup to remember us.

 

We have been proud to support the Knitmore Girls since the beginning. We've created community together and supported wonderful things like Halos of Hope and 25,000 Tuques. Keep the magic and keep on crafting. 

With love,

Kaye and Sandi Luck

 

We start with a one-minute health update

 

On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Gigi has been working on the Copperplate cardigan, out of Quince and Co Chickadee, and absolutely loves the hand of the yarn.

 

Jasmin has finished working on the Spock sweater, and set it with citric acid because when she tried to block it and it bled a bit. (Excellent, quick followup from FabFunkyFibres.)

 

It feels like Emily from Knitting Butterflies is trouncing Jasmin at Stashdash.

#stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter


Gigi has been working on Sam's sock and he needs a very deep instep. She is considering making the next sock with more than 50% for the heel.

 

Jasmin finished putting the zipper in the Coronation cardigan. We did a Periscope on how to shorten a zipper.

 

She mentioned the other Periscopes we have done,,

 

Gigi excavated her Mishke cardigan that had been languishing in Area 51 for a year or so, and sewed in the shoulders. One of which needs to be done again.

 

Gigi wove in ends on four other pairs of socks that she had finished knitting earlier. #operationsockdrawer #boxosoxKAL . She also cast on a pair of socks out of Kroy. And she dug out some socks out of her UFO bin out of Regia silk color.

 

Jasmin has swatched for three projects: the Daniel Tiger cardigan. She got a trolley patch from the Fred Rogers Company. She also set the yarn with citric acid.

 

She also swatched for the Anna cardigan and did some pre-emptive citric acid soaking. She is copying the ideas from Megknitficent, from the Mostly MagKnitficent podcast .

 

Also, she is using some of Ann Podlesak's charts from Legendary Knits, Vol. 1.  Ann Podlesak has the Wooly Wonka Fibers podcast . Jasmin mentions the Actually Knitting podcast and her PALKAL.

 

Jasmin suggests our free Vanilla sock pattern and the pattern for Genevieve's tube socks, which is free if you write it down yourself or $1 if you want to get the official PDF.

 

Jasmin knit the Welcome to the Flock pattern for Rex and cast on the Gone Astray for Genevieve.

Also check her project pages for discounts.

 

#behmalong: Gigi blocked, wove in ends, and got photographs of herself in her Viajante, and  Thousand Tulips shawls.


Contest:(19:38)

 

 Operation Sockdrawer will be on hiatus until after Tour de Fleece.

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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#elizalong #projecat sweater chest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer.

 

Jasmin contacted Unicorn Fibres, and ordered some Beyond Clean Fiberwash.

They decided to send some prizes for #projectsweaterchest and Tour de Fleece. Enter your spinning in the Finish Line thread in the Team Sasquatch Group.


Mother Knows Best:(24:25)

 

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

about how to knit, spin, sew around/with very small children. We mention Abby Franquemont's Respect the Spindle


Review:(31:09)

 

This week we review Spin Control by Amy King

 

Jasmin mentions our Director's Cut episode featuring Amy King

 

We are intrigued by the prospect of knitting with singles.

Amy King also has a Craftsy class! (Foundations of Spinning)

 

Jasmin mentions the books that we like in our spinning library in our Amazon Store.


Tour de Fleece:(38:32)

 

Gigi has been spinning. She is not terribly pleased with how irregular her yarn is turning out.

So far she has spun six nests of fiber out of 32.

 

 Jasmin is feeling amazing about spinning.  She mentions listening to the Knit Girlls while spinning. She is finishing things: singles out of Abstract Fiber Rock Star. She wants to use her Woolee Winder for plying. She is breaking in the Acadia wheel. She is also working with an Akerworks bobbin on her Matchless. 

 

She is using fiber she bought from Aunt Janet's Wool Mill (INCORRECT, THIS IS ACTUALLY FROM Dawn's Custom Carding.)  She is spinning grey fleece to make Hiro sweaters for the family.

 

And she got contrast colors from Lisa Souza 

She mentions the Legend Prairie Contest, that the Prairie Girls host, where you enter the most amazing thing that you knitted that year.

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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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Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.

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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:(0:36)

 

Jasmin has finished the Coronation cardigan. Jasmin mentions the three books that she uses regularly by Ann Budd:  The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, and The Knitter's Book of Top Down Sweaters. Jasmin talks about Colleen's Coronation Charts. She is searching for a box to keep leftover bits of yarn and buttons from sweaters she has finished. Jasmin and Genevieve are both very charmed by the Elsa crown that they take turns wearing.

 

Gigi has been working on the Copperplate and is reading the book Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design

 

 

Along with her knitting, and she is thrilled with the design and construction. The yarn she uses is Quince and Co Chickadee, that we first learned about from Paula from the Knitting Pipeline.

 

Jasmin is getting close to the end of the Spock sweater. Genevieve's Churchmouse sweater still sort of fits. She talks about needing to swatch Genevieve's Welcome to the Flock cardigan and for the Anna Sweater (inspired by Megknitficent's).

 

She wants to do Christmas sweaters for the kids (like this one), the Kate Oates way, so the sweaters can grow with the kids.

 

Gigi has finished the tubes for a pair of socks out of Opal, and they just need the afterthought heels.

 

Jasmin loves working with her hand spun, and she picked up the 2014 SPAKAL cardigan, and she is making progress. She is very excited about working with it.

 

Gigi has also been working on a pair of socks for Sam, which has been adventurous. It looks like this new incarnation of the sock should fit.

 

Also, she is working on the fifth preemie hat for this month.


Contest:(22:13)

 

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.

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

#elizalong #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer.

 


Mother Knows Best:(24:53)

 

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

about machine phobia and the slow sewing movement.

 

Jasmin mentions the magnetic light for the sewing machine. We mention Abby from Knit Knit Cafe.

Gigi thinks she wants an Ott Lite so she can see what she is sewing.


Review:(35:49)

 

This week we review Sew Sweet Creatures :Make Adorable Plush Animals and Their Accessories

 

We mention Susan B. Anderson and Rebecca Danger


Tour de Fleece Training:(42:48)

 

This week we are doing the training for weeks five and six. Clean your wheel and find your support network. We like Murphy's Oil soap and Wood Beams (call Morgaine at Carolina Homespun).

 

 Jasmin likes the support that one can get from Team Sasquatch 

 

Jasmin is swatching a Janet Heppler  Merino/Corriedale fleece for family Hiro's on the Acadia spinning wheel

 

Gigi thinks she would like to spin for Elizabeth Doherty's Helvetica for Tour de Fleece 2016.


And Sew On:(55:29)

 

Gigi did some boring mending. She is excited about the progress she has made on her fitting shell. #whatsasloper. Jasmin and Genevieve have been working on sewing a mermaid toy.

 

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 

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Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.

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 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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On The Needles:(0:33)

 

Jasmin has been finishing things, The Welcome to the Flock sweater for Rex is done. She also picked up a kit for Genevieve , and she did Anna Zilborg's perfect buttonhole out of Splendid Apparel. 

 

Fashion and backing buttons are also sewn on. The author has also published the same sweater sized for adults and children

 

The knitting on the  Coronation cardigan is done, but it is not photo ready. She is working on the zipper.

 

Gigi has taken out the last ball of Opal out of the bag of ten skeins of Opal, and cast it on.

Jasmin has been working on the Spock sweater, and she is working on a neck down SPAKAL Harvest cardigan.

 

We mention how brilliant the Knit Girllls are, because they have encouraged Jasmin into finishing a chest fulls of sweaters. 

 

She mentions the Emily vs Jasmin challenge #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

 

Gigi had started the Copperplate and has reached the armhole decreases.

Also, she started another preemie hat, and she is getting better at taking pictures of her knitting.

Also, Martina Behm had sent Gigi a set of beads to replace the ones she lost, and so she used them to bind of the 1000 Tulips. Stash dash!

Jasmin discusses how to calculate yardage for stash dash.


Contest:(22:31)

 

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.

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

#elizalong  #projectsweater chest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer.


Mother Knows Best:(23:46)

 

This week we talk about using quilt clips instead of pins for securing a zipper.


When Knitting Attacks:(31:59)

 

Gigi had cast on socks for Sam with a 72 stitch cuff and knit about seven inches. For herself she usually casts on 56 stiches. Her own cuffs are too tight for Sam, 72 stitches is too loose for him, so she ripped all of it out, and started over with a 64 stitch cuff.

 

Jasmin was working on her Spock sweater at night, in the dark, and she dropped a stitch in the black section.

 

Gigi had four stitches to bind off on the Thousand Tulips shawl with beads. The usual dental floss method of applying beads oriented them in the wrong direction, so she cut the yarn, threaded them on the yarn, and bound off.


Review:(39:24)

 

This week, we review

YARN,  a film directed by Una Lorenzen 

 

Current theater listings can be found here.

 

Synopsis:

Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art's hottest trends.

 

Jasmin mentions Barbara Kingsolver.

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(48:06)

 

Assignments for weeks' three and four: spin one ounce of your fiber to determine how you want to spin your project.

 

Check the condition of your tools, bobbins are available, drive band is in good shape, oil for the wheel and a timer to make sure you take breaks regularly.


And Sew On:(51:32)

 

Gigi has been marking her fitting shell. The polyester content in the gingham makes it resist the dressmaker's carbon paper, so she is using a fine point Sharpie for marking. Also, she has started sewing in the darts.

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Breaking news! Our blend of locally sourced beeswax, organic coconut oil, hempseed oil and zinc oxide will leave you more kissable than you are now. Customers report that Lo-Lo Lips is one of the best lip balms available. Why is it that some lip balms can cause your lips to dry out if you stop using them, or if you lose them (and let’s face it, we ALL lose them), you can end up chapped and raw. Lo-Lo Lips doesn’t force you to reapply in order to maintain a healthy balanced level of moisture ideal for your beautiful lips. Ten yummy flavors, no parabens, fillers, or dyes – just a natural lip moisturizer that has everything your lips want and nothing they don’t.  The truth is, your LIPS may not get addicted, but I dare anyone to try it and not feel like an addict! Kiss me, Lo-Lo, I’m in LOVE!

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 

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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 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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Are you eager to build your spinning skills? Do you want to explore different breeds of wool, but don’t have the knowledge or time to find and process your own fleeces? If so, Sheepspot’s Fiber Club is for you. As a club member, you’ll get beautifully-prepared, impeccably-dyed wool from a different breed of sheep every other month. Plus you can choose between four different colorways for every shipment. The Sheepspot Fiber Club: a spinner’s breed study without the prep! Memberships open June 22.

 

On The Needles:(0:31)

 

Landon cardigan is finished! 380 yards done! Pictures haven't been taken yet, because it has been to hot to stuff Rex into a wool sweater. (CORRECTION: Now we have.) Jasmin mentions a pearl of wisdom from Lucy Neatby. She also mentions address labels from Sterling Name Tapes and the size labels from ShuShu Styles.

 

Tuesday, Jasmin did a Periscope of her pinning grosgrain ribbon onto the button band on the Welcome to the Flock for Rex. (The intent was to film like a Craftsy class.  She borrowed a GoPro to get optimal visual quality.)

 

It is steeked, first band is done. Jasmin is planning to do Anna Zilborg's knitted bound buttonhole out of Splendid Apparel. We mention the Grosgrain Ribbon Tutorial. zipper facings are knit, ready for zipper to be installed. Maybe she will  do a Periscope on sewing on a button.

Also she is amazed by the technique of attaching the buttonband with a crocheted slip stitch bind off.

 

Gigi has been working on the Odelia, and she needs to make the shoulders narrower.

Gigi finally started her Copperplate for the #elizalong!

 

Jasmin has been working on the Coronation cardigan, and we Periscope-d when she cut the steek.

She wants to try Quilt Clips instead of pins for holding grosgrain ribbon.

 

Gigi is knitting more socks out of Opal yarn. She cast on a pair of socks for Sam.

Also she took pictures of the preemie hats that she has knitted (so far) this year.

 

Jasmin has made a bit of progress on the Spock sweater.

Jasmin revived her SPAKAL 2014 cardigan.  #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

 

Contest:(25:34)

 

We are knitmoregirls and you can find all our social media information here: Contact us!

 

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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#elizalong #projecat sweater chest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer.


Mother Knows Best:(28:36)

 

This week we discuss differences in technique when it comes so sewing grosgrain ribbon.


When Knitting Attacks:(34:02)

 

Gigi was on a roll knitting the Copperplate, and overshot the end and had to frog about an inch.


Review:(35:20)

 

This week we review

 

Teach Yourself Visually Color Knitting, by  Mary Scott Huff

 

Jasmin thinks this is a good companion book to the Philosopher's Wool Technique book.

We mention Annetarsia.

 

Gigi mentions millefiori pieced quilts.

Jasmin wants to learn crewel embroidery from Joanna Johnson


Tour De Fleece Training:(44:27)

 

We are late and doubling up on the assignments. Pick your project and weigh out your fiber. If you want to wash your fiber yourself, you need to get busy with that. Handcyclers are welcome on Team Sasquatch, but are not recognized by the official Tour de Fleece group.


And Sew On:(47:28)

 

Jasmin is sewing ribbon and zippers. She uses an adhesive thimble-it to protect her fingers.

She ordered a zipper nipper and she is reminiscing about getting a custom zipper from ZipperStop, and she has bought zipper stops. Also she likes her wire cutters better than the zipper nipper.

She mentions the article in threads magazine on how to shorten zippers .

 

Gigi is still fighting with marking the gingham for her sloper. She tried a Micron pen.

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Breaking news! Our blend of locally sourced beeswax, organic coconut oil, hempseed oil and zinc oxide will leave you more kissable than you are now. Customers report that Lo-Lo Lips is one of the best lip balms available. Why is it that some lip balms can cause your lips to dry out if you stop using them, or if you lose them (and let’s face it, we ALL lose them), you can end up chapped and raw. Lo-Lo Lips doesn’t force you to reapply in order to maintain a healthy balanced level of moisture ideal for your beautiful lips. Ten yummy flavors, no parabens, fillers, or dyes – just a natural lip moisturizer that has everything your lips want and nothing they don’t.  The truth is, your LIPS may not get addicted, but I dare anyone to try it and not feel like an addict! Kiss me, Lo-Lo, I’m in LOVE!
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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.
Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.
It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.
Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 
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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 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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Are you eager to build your spinning skills? Do you want to explore different breeds of wool, but don’t have the knowledge or time to find and process your own fleeces? If so, Sheepspot’s Fiber Club is for you. As a club member, you’ll get beautifully-prepared, impeccably-dyed wool from a different breed of sheep every other month. Plus you can choose between four different colorways for every shipment. The Sheepspot Fiber Club: a spinner’s breed study without the prep! Memberships open June 22.


On The Needles:(0:31)

 

Jasmin is competing with Emily of the Knitting Butterflies podcast #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

There is a bit of trash talking. She has been working on the Landon sweater, and needed to make it in to a cardigan.

 

Gigi has been knitting Vanilla socks out of Opal yarn.

 

Jasmin also sewed the steek on the Coronation cardigan  on her Singer Featherweight sewing machine using an Even feed presser foot.

 

Gigi went to Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery and had a lovely time with Dr Gemma. Dinner afterwards came from Adelita's Restaurant.

 

Jasmin is working on the second sleeve of the Spock Sweater,

while watching Turn.

 

She mentions the Elsa Sweater and decided to give the  Coronation cardigan  a facing also. she will also steek it.

 

Welcome to the Flock for Rex 

 

She also has made some progress on the Fancy Zebra cowl #zebralong


Contest:(20:36)

 

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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#projectsweaterchest #elizalong

We are knitting sweaters out of Elizabeth Doherty's book

Top Down: Reimagining Top Down Set-In Sleeve Design

The prize for this contest is a Gleener


Mother Knows Best:(22:42)

 

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

about steeking.


When Knitting Attacks:(29:04)

 

 Gigi missed picking up corner stitches on a pair of Vanilla socks.

She had been working on the Odelia and noticed that she needs to do more decreases, so she needs to pull back fronts, sleeves, and the back.

 

Jasmin was doing colorwork on the coronation cardigan, and missed something.


Review:(36:17)

 

This week we review Legendary Knits Volume I, Volume II, and Volume III  by Anne Podlesak


And Sew On:(51:37)

 

Sam wants shorts, and Gigi dug out an empty pattern sleeve for parachute pants from the 80s.

 

Jasmin's sewing machine was rattling and sounded like it needed to be oiled, and she thinks the manual needs to be consulted before putting oil anywhere.

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Breaking news! Our blend of locally sourced beeswax, organic coconut oil, hempseed oil and zinc oxide will leave you more kissable than you are now. Customers report that Lo-Lo Lips is one of the best lip balms available. Why is it that some lip balms can cause your lips to dry out if you stop using them, or if you lose them (and let’s face it, we ALL lose them), you can end up chapped and raw. Lo-Lo Lips doesn’t force you to reapply in order to maintain a healthy balanced level of moisture ideal for your beautiful lips. Ten yummy flavors, no parabens, fillers, or dyes – just a natural lip moisturizer that has everything your lips want and nothing they don’t.  The truth is, your LIPS may not get addicted, but I dare anyone to try it and not feel like an addict! Kiss me, Lo-Lo, I’m in LOVE!

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 

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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 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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Are you eager to build your spinning skills? Do you want to explore different breeds of wool, but don’t have the knowledge or time to find and process your own fleeces? If so, Sheepspot’s Fiber Club is for you. As a club member, you’ll get beautifully-prepared, impeccably-dyed wool from a different breed of sheep every other month. Plus you can choose between four different colorways for every shipment. The Sheepspot Fiber Club: a spinner’s breed study without the prep! Memberships open June 22.

 

On The Needles:(0:52)

 

Jasmin gave an update for  #stashdash2016, #teamcuteknitter .

 

Gigi is gloating over how she is killing it at Stash Dash. She has bound off the Trouvaille. The Peppermint Mocha socks are done, the Fancy Zebra cowl is bound off, and a pair of Opal vanilla socks are done. Petra, knitted years ago, that had lost the bind off row, was bound off, and the Odelia is being finished. (CORRECTION: I [Gigi] referred to it as the Ophelia. My bad.)

 

Jasmin has been working on the Spock sweater, and is about an inch away from the sleeves. The Welcome to the Flock is getting close to steeking, but unplying yarn and knitting it with fewer plies did not work.

 

Jasmin mentions the Anna Zilborg Buttonhole, or Ysolda Teague's one row buttonhole.

 

Gigi has knitted a preemie hat every day for her personal crazy: One a Day in May

 

Jasmin has picked up the Coronation cardigan again.

 

Gigi also bound off the Viajante #Behmalong. Jasmin is thinking of blocking and talking about the Beyond Clean Fibre Wash. .

 

Jasmin is making progress on her Fancy Zebra cowl #zebralong. And she is excited about wearing her Three Color Cashmere cowl when it gets cold again.


Events:(16:50)

 

Gigi will be attending Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery, with Dr. Gemma.

 

Contest:(18:55)

 

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.

 

Gigi mentions Susan B. Anderson's new pattern Sheep!, which are absolutely charming.

 

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#elizalong, #projectsweaterchest, the purpose is to knit a chest full of sweaters for yourself.

 Mother Knows Best:(21:52)

 

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

about knitting preemie hats. C.C Almon has a pattern.

 

And we try answering a question about knitting retreats.

We mention Camp KIP, the Cogknitive Retreat, Paula from the Knitting Pipelines, SSK hosted by the Knit Girllls, the Twin Set Camp, the make.love.wear retreat at Asilomar

 

When Knitting Attacks:(29:01)

 

Jasmin was knitting the Coronation cardigan and color work and decreases didn't fall in the right spot, so she had to pull out six rows of color work.

 

Gigi has been swatching for the Copperplate and her swatches are not on target.

 

Purloined:(34:49)

 

This week we really like the Un-KAL from the Twin Set Design podcast.

Gigi will pull out her Ann Norling sweater, a skirt she started, an she will knit a skirt out of the Knit my Skirt book. Also, she will frog part of her Waters Edge. Also she will frog her "Where is the Opaque?" and maybe knit it in a larger size.


Review:(39:34)

 

This week we review Unexpected Cables, by Heather Zopetti 

 

Straw Into Gold:(49:35)

 

Jasmin has made a bit of progress on her teal fiber from the Black Sheep Gathering.

 

And Sew On:(50:15)

 

Gigi has been working on her sloper.  She needed to mark darts, notches an lines, and needed to use dressmakers carbon paper and a tracing wheel.  She usually work with a disappearing marker.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately. The Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make 300 boxes happen.  Three Hundred (300) boxes will be available - guaranteed! The Pre-sale has begun! Once 300 boxes have sold, there will be no more available. the contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00

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Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 

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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 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:(0:36)

 

 Jasmin is discussing her bet to beat Emily from Knitting Butterflies at #stashdash2016, #teamcuteknitter, #emilyvsjasmin. She  is making slow progress on the Spock sweater. She is planning to block the Welcome to the Flock cardigan. And she is working on the Coronation sweater and is contemplating how to install the zipper. She is ruminating on turning a facing on the steek and considering Ysolda Teague's One Row Buttonhole.

 

 Gigi has finished the tubes on a pair of Opal Vanilla Ribbed socks, and stashed them for #stashdash2016 . She immediately cast on a new pair of Opal Vanilla sock. We mention BostonJen from the Down Cellar Studio podcast

 

Jasmin has also made excellent progress on her Fancy Zebra cowl #Zebralong, #LuxAdonaKnits.

Lux Adorna Knitalong thread.

 

Gigi is very close to finishing the Trouvaille shawl.

And she is plugging away at preemie hats and and knitting up a sample of Thoroughly Thwacked yarn in a beautiful colorway.

 

Contest:(13:35)

 

We will announce the next 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.

Feel free to double dip with Voolenvine's Box o'Sox KAL

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#elizalong #projectsweaterchest

We are knitting sweaters out of Elizabeth Doherty's book Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design

 

We will have Gleeners as prizes!


Events:(18:40)

 

Gigi is planning to attend Spinning at the Winery at Retzlaff with Dr. Gemma. June 4th, 2016

Also, Gigi is bursting with pride, and announces that KidBrotherSam, also known as Sam Knitmore graduated from Law School.


Mother Knows Best:(21:05)

 

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

about knitting Magazines. we mention Interweave Knits , Knitters Magazine, Knit Scene. Jasmin laments that we have been spoiled by Cooperative Press.

 

Jasmin mentions her imaginary friend Verne.

 

Gigi subscribes to Quilting Arts magazine and Threads magazine

Jasmin mentions the Wonderful Wallaby


When Knitting Attacks:(30:04)

 

Gigi has been trying to get gauge for her #elizalong cardigan, with varying degrees of sucess.

One of her vanilla socks turned up with one stitch too many. It wasn't an extra stitch, but a yarn over.

She also sent a very carefully crafted letter in German to people who speak excellent English.

 

Purloined:(33:41)

 

 We are purloining again from Kino Knits, for a KAL with the oldest yarn in one's stash.

 

Review:(38:42)

 

This week we review Customize Your Knitting, by Margaret Hubert

 

Jasmin mentions Nicky Epstein's series of books on edgings:

 

- Knitting on the Edge

- Knitting Beyond the Edge,

- Knitting over the Edge.

She also mentions Amy Herzog.

 

Straw Into Gold:(45:32)

 

Jasmin did some spinning with some pretty fiber, because that is also eligible for Stash Dash.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately.  In a nutshell, Bar-Maids announced that only 150 boxes would be guaranteed available with 50 on a waiting list. Just over 300 people have signed up for the pre-sale notification. With the potential of 150 people being disappointed, Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make the 300 happen.  Three Hundred (300) boxes will be available - guaranteed! The Pre-sale has begun! Once 300 boxes have sold, there will be no more available. the contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 

 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”!

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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)

 

 Jasmin has been working on the Spock sweater, it will graduate to house knitting soon.

Gigi has finished the tubes of her Peppermint Mocha socks and stashed them for the Dash.

The Knit Girllls did their Stash Dash 2016 overview episode, and announced the dates- May 27 through August 21.

 

Downcast- Jasmin is thrilled to have found that you can download some podcasts and stream others.

 

She mentions the Geeky Girls Knit. The Splendid Table and America's Test Kitchen

 

There is some trash talking about the competition she has with Emily of Knitting Butterflies.

She is planning to stash the Welcome to the Flock  sweater for the dash. She mentioned Kino's  modification so the sheep face center. And she decided to have curlier sheep and so gave them nupps. 

 

She thinks she may have purloined Ysolda Teague's "swatching in the middle of a project" technique. She is happy with her Hiya Hiya needles and her Chia Goo needles.

 

Gigi is working on yet another pair  of Opal Vanilla socks.

Jasmin is making progress on the Coronation cardigan, which also has a rhinestone zipper.

 

Gigi is slogging away at the Trouvaille.

Jasmin is also working on her Fancy Zebra cowl #zebralong, #LuxAdornaKnits. Gigi's is stashed already.

#stashdash2016#teamcuteknitter #emilyvsjasmin, #teambutterfly

 

Last year Gigi  misheard something on the Prairie Girls podcast, and thought their  prompt was to cast on something every day in May. So this year it is her personal challenge, and she is knitting one preemie hat every day in May. The challenging part seems to be taking pictures and posting them in a timely fashion on instagram.


Contest:(21:35)

 

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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#projectsweaterchest #elizalong

post a picture to instagram of a sweater you are knitting for yourself

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Mother Knows Best:(23:17)

 

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

Whether or not to pre-string beads. Jasmin mentions the bead reamer and Oral-B Superfloss. She mentions the Elsa cardigan

 

When Knitting Attacks:(31:37)

 

Jasmin has been working on the "Welcome to the Flock" cardigan, is doing three color fair isle. She talks about Ysolda Teague's article about color dominance in fair isle. She finds she has a hard time counting to four while juggling three colors.  

 

Gigi has knitted a beautiful swatch for her Copperplate cardigan for the #elizalong. The gauge is off by half a stitch.

 

 She cast on for the Espresso Macchiato socks but the yarn she picked is not striping properly, it won't show of the pattern work properly, so it will be just plain vanilla socks.


Purloined:(39:53)

 

 This week we are purloining from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline and discuss what superpower we would like to have.


Review:(44:38)

 

This week we review: Refined Knits, by Jennifer Woods

 

Jasmin references Botanical Knits.

 

And Sew On:(56:48)

 

Gigi has been inspired by Kristin Voolenvine and the cute dresses she is sewing to start sewing again.

 

She talks about moulage, slopers, wearing ease and designer ease.

 

She and Kristen will be doing a sloper-along on instagram. #WhatsaSloper.

Gigi had gotten measured previously, she pressed her fabric, the gingham, laid out and pinned the bodice and sleeves, and cut.

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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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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)

 

We mention the Knit Girllls, because we are gearing up for Stash Dash. And Jasmin finds a strange need to coordinate her projects with her project bags. #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

 

The Landon cardigan is almost ready for Stash Dash. 

 

Jasmin has made progress on the Spock sweater 

 

Gigi is knitting preemie hats for her personal Knit One a Day in May.

 

Jasmin has been working on the Welcome to the Flock cardigan for Rex (there are enabley details)- also, she has the sleeves started. Genevieve's sheep on her matchy-matchy  Welcome to the Flock cardigan may sport some beads.

 

Gigi is making slow and but steady progress on her Peppermint Mocha Socks

Jasmin is making progress on the Coronation cardigan - sleeves are joined

 

Jasmin is inching along on her Fancy zebra cowl #zebralong. She is also doing the Poly chevron cowl on tiny needles. She mentions the Three color Cashmere cowl by Joji Locatelli


Contest:(16:23)

 

#operationsockdrawer

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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#elizalong/ #OperationSweaterChest

The purpose of operation sweater chest is to help listeners to knit a sweater chests worth of sweaters.


Mother Knows Best:(18:19)

 

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

 about Jasmin's introduction to fiber arts when she was a child.

 

She did a piece on Cast On, by Brenda Dayne about how things started. Gigi gives a summary of her introduction to fiberarts.

 

The second part of the question deals with setting dyed hair so the color won't bleed.


When Knitting Attacks:(31:10)

 

Gigi lost a game of chicken with a preemie hats. Also, she had to tink back a few rows on her Fancy Zebra cowl.

 

She picked up her Selvedges  cardigan and needs to knit sleeves.  The cable needle was too long and twisty, and the sleeves are too long and need to be shorter, so she needs to pull back some.


Purloined:(33:35)

 

This week we purloin Down the Rabbit Hole from the Bede Sisters Podcast. Jasmin falls down the rabbit hole by following the queues of her friends.

 

Review:(37:51)

 

This week we review Three Skeins or Less, Modern Baby Knits, by Tanis Gray

 

Jasmin mentions Ann Budd's Handy Book of Patterns, and her Handy Book of Sweater Patterns

and the Wonderful Wallaby sweater

 

Jasmin mentions the amazing Unicorn Fibre Woolwash


And Sew On:(50:43)

 

Jasmin mentions going to Prairie Queens, our local quilt shop. She found a Pentel Frixion gel pen and also bought a mermaid doll panel to sew with Genevieve.

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Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.

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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 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)

 

Jasmin is gearing up for Stash Dash #emilyvsjasmin, #teamcuteknitter, #stashdash2016 (and not that you would need, it but also #teamknittingbutterflies).

 

Jasmin is working on the Spock sweater , getting it ready for The Knit Girllls Stash Dash. Gigi is talking about the Einstein sweater she wants to finish with button bands, buttons and shoulder pads.

 

Jasmin is knitting the Welcome to the Flock cardigan for Rex. (enabley details are on the project page). She is planning to knit the best buttonhole by Anna Zilborg, that are mentioned in Knitting for Anarchists and Splendid Apparel.  She mentions the electric bead reamer  to fix buttons. And she is gushing about the sheep stitch markers that she put on the Lacis stitch markers.

 

Gigi is planning to knit a preemie hat a day in May. Long and convoluted story how that happened.

 And she played an amazing round of chicken with one of them.

 

Jasmin is working on the Coronation cardigan for Genevieve. There will be crocuses on the yoke. She mentions MegKnitficent from the Mostly MagKnitficent podcast, who has done an amazing job on her charts for an Anna cardigan

 

 Gigi is plugging away on the Peppermint Mocha socks.

 

Jasmin has made progress on her Fancy zebra cowl #zebralong. She is also working on the polychevron cowl. The  LuxAdorna Knitalong is on their forum here.

 

Jasmin is really enjoying reading people's 5-5-5s.

 

Also, since we are not going to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this year, so we are going to re-read the chapter about attending MDSW in Knitlandia, and follow it on social media.

 

Contest:(24:58)

 

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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#ProjectSweaterChest is continuing.

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#Elizalong is also going on.


Mother Knows Best:(26:40)

 

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

about progress on the studio space. 

 

 Our professional organizer friend provided amazing support.

Jasmin mentions the neighborhood Next Door app .


When Knitting Attacks:(33:22)

 

Gigi got kicked by the Fancy Zebra cowl, but is back on track. Also, she had trouble with her Trouvaille

 

Jasmin is gearing up for Stash Dash. The Landon cardigan, which is supposed to be part of it, had gone AWOL.

 

 

Review:(38:04)

 

This week we review One-Skein Wonders, edited by Judith Durant. We mention Brenda Patipa, whose designs we really like.


And Sew On:(52:34)

 

Jasmin measured Gigi so she could get started with her sloper pattern, and thinks Kristen Voolenvine's idea of doing a sloper-along is brilliant.

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately.  In a nutshell, Bar-Maids announced that only 150 boxes would be guaranteed available with 50 on a waiting list. Just over 300 people have signed up for the pre-sale notification. With the potential of 150 people being disappointed, Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make the 300 happen.  Three Hundred (300) boxes will be available - guaranteed! The cut off date to receive prenotification for the House Special #2 Box is Friday, April 29th.  The Pre-sale will begin in May and those signed up will receive an email notice regarding the pre-sale. Once 300 boxes have sold, there will be no more available.  If you want notification when the presale begins delivered to your inbox, get your name on the list – NOW!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Knitmore2 . . Now to decide: -Perfect Mother's Day gift (it won’t arrive until October, but oh… the anticipation)-Birthday gift (better than another coffee card)-Enabler present (perfect timing)-Now at college and this is (almost) better than a homemade cookie collection from Mom/Dad-For “myself” because this is the best thing since sweet potato fries.The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00

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Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.  

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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 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 is working on her Fancy Zebra Cowl #Zebralong, #LuxAdornaKnits. She is putting in lifelines for safety.

 

Jasmin is working on the Spock sweater, and is terribly pleased by the vertical stripes. Jasmin has planned to knit Turtlepurls Star Treck Trio into sweaters. She mentions the (NZAK Quick Knitter) sock knitting machine. 

 

She is planning to win her personal competition with Emily for Stash Dash. Trash talking has commenced. #TeamCuteknitter. Stash Dash will commence May 28.

 

 Gigi is working on Opus the Octopus. This is a Knitty pattern in an Infinite Twist kit. Jasmin mentions the Tentacles exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

 

 Jasmin wants to knit some Rebecca Danger creatures, and has found a place to order eyes.

She has also made great progress on the Welcome to the Flock cardigan for Rex, and she is enthusing about the hand of the yarn.

 

Genevieve's Coronation cardigan has the needles for the Welcome to the Flock cardigan.

Gigi can't find any empty size 6 needles for the #Elizalong, and thinks maybe she should order a set of interchangeable Chia Goo needles.

 

Gigi is making slow progrees on her Peppermint Mocha socks. She  has started on the Trouvaille, which is an Infinite Twist kit.

 

She dropped a big bag of Preemie hats at the SCVMC NICU. They were very happy. They also need blankets the size of a receiving blanket. 

 

"An ideal size for receiving blankets would be 34 to 36 inches square, which actually serves the dual purpose mentioned above. A standard size baby blanket measures 36 inches by 52 inches. It will cover a baby's crib properly."- Google

 

Jasmin mentions bullet journals.


In Stitches:(24:16)

 

Gigi wove in the ends of her Sothia shawl andworeit, she wore two pairs of socks from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, and she brought over a pair of the van Gogh socks for Jasmin.

 

Genevieve wore her Elsa cardigan and hat, Rex snuggled under his  Love blanket. He also wore he Baby Puerperium that Cchellez knit, that matches everything.

      

Contest:(28:04)

 

Operation Sock Drawer

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.

You could double dip with Voolenvine's Box O socks KAL.

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#Elizalong


Mother Knows Best:(30:26)

 

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

 about buying yarn with a large stash, and about what to do with a sweater that doesn't fit.

Jasmin talks about the Persian Tiles blanket.

 

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:54)

 

 Gigi got kicked by her  Fancy Zebra Cowl

Jasmin's Spock sweater was subject to tiny domestic terrorism.

 

Purloined:(43:30)

 

We were tagged by the Geeky Girls and are responding:

 

5 Podcasters to have dinner with :

Gigi's choices

 

Knit Girlls

The Twin Set

Voolenvine

Diestelfliege

Wil Wheaton

 

Jasmin's:

Leslie and Laura of the Knit Girlls

Michelle of Actually Knitting

Amy Beth, the Fat Quirrel

Danie and Susie, the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin

Isabelle of Fluffy Fibers

 

5 People:

Gigi

Anthony Bourdain

Tim Gunn

Michael Buble

The Muppets

 

Jasmin

Diana Gabaldon

Aaron Sorkin

Priscilla Gibson-Roberts

Meg Swansen

Amy Detjen

 

5 Fictional Characters:

 

 Gigi:

- Madame DeFarge

- Claire and Jaime Fraser

- Tyrion Lannister of Game of Thrones

- Spock

- Miles Vorkosigan

 

Jasmin:

 

Josh Lyman of  West Wing

Sidney Chambers from Grantchester

Spike from Buffy

Claire Fraser from Outlander

Abby from NCIS


Review:(51:38)

 

This week we review Stitches for Tailored Knits, by Jean Frost

Jasmin really likes her other Jacket books.

Custom Fit Jackets

Jackets

 

Jasmin also mentions Barbara Walker's Stitch pattern books

 

And Sew On:(59:45)

 

Gigi was inspired by Voolenvine's dresses. She wants a sloper and bought a Vogue sloper pattern and 1/4"cotton gingham . She mentions the McCalls sloper pattern.

 

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately.  In a nutshell, Bar-Maids announced that only 150 boxes would be guaranteed available with 50 on a waiting list. Just over 300 people have signed up for the pre-sale notification. With the potential of 150 people being disappointed, Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make the 300 happen.  Three Hundred (300) boxes will be available ladies - guaranteed!  SAVE THE DATE:  Sometime in May, the pre-sale will begin.  Once 300 boxes have sold, there will be no more available.  If you want notification when the presale begins delivered to your inbox, get your name on the list – NOW!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Knitmore2  Now to decide: -Perfect Mother's Day gift (it won’t arrive until October, but oh… the anticipation)-Birthday gift (better than another coffee card)-Enabler present (perfect timing)-Now at college and this is (almost) better than a homemade cookie collection from Mom/Dad-For “myself” because this is the best thing since sweet potato fries.The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00

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Rich saturated color. Bold interesting combinations; dare we say shocking hues? Dragonfly Fibers is your source for beautiful quality yarns and fibers. Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops around the world and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. You can also shop on our site 24/7 at www.dragonflyfibers.com. Be sure to check out the link for our 2016 Club Dragonfly. Great designers, exclusive colorways and a bonus swag option! Discover why we say that Dragonfly Fibers is "The Colors of Happiness". 

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.

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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 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)

 

Gigi has knitted a bunch of preemie hats but has lost her count. 

 

Jasmin is working on the  Spock sweater for Rex out of Fab Funky Fibres.

 

Gigi finished the Rib-a-roni hat for the #25000 tuques. Our thanks to Purlescence and Bar Maids for their support.

 

Jasmin is knitting the Welcome to the Flock  cardigan for Rex, and has also gotten a kit to make one for Genevieve.  Enably details are posted on the project pages.

 

Jasmin has been convinced to do swatches in the round.

 

We mention Jean Frost, whose work is amazing.

 

Jasmin mentions the Coronation cardigan. Also she is excited about Stash Dash, hosted by the Knit Girllls and is having a personal competition with Emily of Knitting Butterflies.

 

Jasmin had knitted the Landon cardigan for Rex, but she is going to add a steek to accommodate his head, and she has decided to knit a facing. Which will make it eligible for Stash Dash.

 

She thinks she may have read about it in Philosophers Wool. She also mentions Nancy Wiseman's Book of Finishing Techniques, where she discusses a knitted facing.

 

Gigi and Jasmin talk about putting zippers and facings into their Carli sweaters.

Gigi is making slow progress on the  Peppermint Mocha socks out of Coffee with C.C., and she mentions Teaching your Brain to Knit.

 

Gigi is also getting close to finishing her Viajante.

 

Gigi is working on her Fancy Zebra cowl #zebralong. She put in a lifeline just before she did an increase row.

 

Jasmin also reminds podcasters to link to their podcasts in the Podcast thread LINK


Contest:(28:09)

 

 We have a winner for #operationsockdrawer: harmonyt/harmonyTG

 

 

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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The winner for the #elizalong is TewshortforU

 


Mother Knows Best:(30:54)

 

This week we give you some common sense advice: Keep your receipts. Jasmin thought misplaced a skein of yarn that she didn't have. 

 

Jasmin talks about the Kits from Sincere Sheep. And she enthuses about the Baa-ble hat


When Knitting Attacks:(37:44)

 

Gigi mixed up the row that she was working on the Viajante. So she had to tink back a gazillion stitches.


Review:(40:54)

 

This week we review Splendid Apparel, by Anna Zilboorg  

Also, you want to listen to our Directors Cut with Anna Zilboorg

Jasmin also likes her book, Knitting for Anarchists


And Sew On:(49:06)

 

Jasmin has been sewing a steek on the Landon cardigan that she just knitted for Rex. She enthuses about her Featherweight sewing machine. Also, she talks about the Walking Foot.

 

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Yesterday, April 13th was not just an ordinary “yesterday” at Bar-Maids!  Yesterday  we were full out celebrating the Knitmore Girls  8th Anniversary – cake and all! (fresh banana from the famous Vancouver, WA bakery, Larson’s). Wish you were here!  We thank the Knitmores for their honesty,  creativity ,and unique spin on life. And we thank you for inviting them into your life.  But because you couldn’t  be here to enjoy cake, we are handing out party favors. Between April 13th – April16th, you can receive 20% off Bar-Maids products when ordering online at www.bar-maids.com. At checkout enter coupon code: KnitMore8

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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 working on the Spock sweater for Rex out of Fab Funky Fibres. She really likes the new linking feature on Ravelry's project pages.

 

Gigi has been working on the Peppermint Mocha socks out of Coffee with C.C., and needs to pay attention.

 

Jasmin has been working on the poly Chevron cowl, out of Black Trillium Fibres.

 

Gigi had been working on her Fancy Zebra cowl #zebralong #LuxAdornaKnits. Her needles were dull and made the knitting challenging. She found a set of circular Pyrex needles from Sheila Ernst and her knitting is flying now. Jasmin also knitted her Three Color Cowl out of LuxAdornaKnits yarn. 

 

Gigi finished three preemie hats out of leftover sock yarn/ swap yarn.

Jasmin has finished the Sunflower beret, from Ann Norling #30, for #25000tuques #newhomenewhat

 

Gigi is also working on the Rib-a-roni hat out of yarn from a Sheepspot tasting kit.

 

Jasmin is working on the Coronation cardigan. we discuss mattress stitching the underarm vs grafting it.

 

Happy Anniversary! Leave reviews for your favorite podcasts. Jasmin mentions Like Water for Chocolate. She adores Amy Beth, from The Fat Squirrel Speaks, the  Prairie Girls Knit and Spin, Knitting Butterflies , BostonJen of the Downcellar podcast, Dr Gemma, Teaching Your Brain to Knit, Voolenvine, Laura Gynx, the Knit Girllls .

 

We would love for other podcasters, and videocasters to introduce their shows on this thread.

 

In Stitches:(20:53)

 

Gigi wore the Grey Citron shawl. One day she wore a pair of Van Gogh socks that looked like she had gotten sick over her feet.

 

Jasmin loves her Austin cowl. 

 

Jasmin misattributed who made a gift hat for her, that Boston Jen had knitted for her.

 

Genevieve wore the  Elsa sweater and hat, Ophelia Addams hat and wristers,  Duck sweater, and the tulip stripes cardigan,

Rex  napped under the Love blanket, and snuggled under the Breezy cardigan, as did Gigi.


Contest:(27:07)

 

The latest prize is an Erin Lane project bag.

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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#Elizalong 

The prize is a set of Namaste Oh Snap! pouches #ProjectSweaterChest

 

Gigi mentions the contest that the Twin Set are  sponsoring for their UFO along. Retraction: it is an UNKAL. Click on the link to read dates and conditions for participation.

 

Jasmin tells us that Emily from Knitting Butterflies has challenged her to a race in Stash Dash, which is perpetuated by the Knit Girllls. Also, we have joined Tumblr as KnitmoreGirls.


Mother Knows Best:(31:45)

 

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

about pompoms, and securing them. Also, the differences between hanks, skeins, and balls.

 

Also, how to address repetitive motion injuries. She references Carson Demer, the knitting ergonomist.


When Knitting Attacks:(41:14)

 

Gigi was attacked by the numbers on the  Peppermint Mocha socks .

The Fancy Zebra cowl needed to be started  again, since she didn't need to double the cast on yarn. Also, counting to ten seems to be challenging and so she had to rip back a number of rows.

 

Purloined:(44:17)

 

This week Jasmin purloins this sentiment from One Bad Mother: "You're Doing a Great Job!" 


Review:(47:40)

 

This week we review

Knit Superheroes by Rebecca Danger

We also love her other books

The Big Book of Knitted Monsters, 50 Yards of Fun, Knit a Monster Nursery

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On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin is working on the  Spock sweater and is very pleased with the colors.

 

Gigi has finished two pairs of Opal socks.

Jasmin finished the Landon pullover and blocked it. She mentioned the sale at Lisa Souza.


Gigi is working on the Peppermint Mocha socks out of Coffee with C.C. and ruminating on which heel to use. Jasmin has made some progress on her  poly Chevron cowl, out of Black Trillium Fibres and is quite thrilled with it.

 

Gigi finished another preemie hat, and she finished the Buzzbee hat from Woolly Wormhead out of yarn from a taster kit from Sheepspot #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat, and she won Yarn Chicken.

 

Jasmin knit the sunflower beret #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat. She may knit more. She used Regia 6 in green, Opal 6 ply for the yellow and brown. 

 

Thank you, again, to the Bar Maids for shipping the first 612 hats! #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat

 

We are going to have a cowl Knitalong together with Lux Adorna Knits. This will be known as the #Zebralong (also tag with #LuxAdornaKAL for a chance to win prizes in their group and thread!)

 

Official cast on date is May 1st.  Ravelry threads can be found on the Knitmore forum, and in the Lux Adorna group


In Stitches:(19:42)

 

Gigi wore her Sothia shawl, which was blocked, but she had neglected to weave in ends. Also she wore socks and could feel the stitches on her feet. We mention Kroy sock yarn.

 

Genevieve wore the little Oak Cardigan, Ophelia Addams hat and wristers,  Duck sweater, and the tulip stripes cardigan,

 

 

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.

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Also, we have prizes for the Elizalong from:

- A Good Yarn, they sent  the now unavailable Oh- Snap pouches from Namaste

- a half off coupon for a sweater's worth of yarn from Quince and Co. (We are going to supplement the cost of the yarn to make a whole sweater.)

- Our regular day to give out a prize hopefully will be the 13th of each month.

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Gigi and Jasmin are both intrigued with linen and knitted linen ribbon. And Jasmin noticed that a t shirt she just got from Old Navy is actually half linen.


Mother Knows Best:(30:02):

 

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

 

One listener asked if we were project or process knitters.

She also liked the bucket book. LINK?

 

Also, we answered a question about kids learning to spin. Gigi mentions Respect The Spindle.


When Knitting Attacks:(45:31)

 

Gigi was working on the Peppermint Mocha socks and noticed that she had a hard time counting to four. She also managed to have different numbers of stitches on the top and bottom of her Vanilla socks, and had to rip back to the beginning of the toe.

 

She was working on hats and the tip of her brand new needle sheared off.

 

Jasmin was working on her poly Chevron cowl, out of Black Trillium Fibres. She messed up the pattern so thoroughly that Gigi ended up pulling back five rows.

 

Also, the Landon pullover is too tight to go over Rex's  head, so she will put in a zipper. She also mentions Shetland. And Grantchester, both tv shows. (There's a thread about Shetland in our Ravelry group here.)

 

Review:(54:45)

 

This week we review Betsy Beads, by Betsy Hershberg


And Sew On:(1:02:32)

 

Gigi shortened three pairs of jeans and patched another pair for GrandpaDahling.

Direct download: Darn_Good_Stuff_-_Episode_372_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This week's 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! 

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Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com

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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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Did you get a spinning wheel or spindle for a holiday gift? We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy!

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit! At yarnfest? Come visit us in booths 515 and 517!

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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. 


On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Jasmin's cowl surgery is done, and the Austen cowl is finished. She mentions Ysolda Teague's brilliant "Make the long tail manageable by folding it multiple times before threading the needle." method for her 180 stitches worth of Kitchener stitch.

 

Gigi finished knitting on six preemie hats. Jasmin has ideas for helping her get more preemie hats done.

 

Jasmin is making good progress on the Spock sweater. It is even easier than the Bifrost scarf. She is also excited about working on the Coronation cardigan, it feels close to being done.

 

Gigi finished yet another pair of Opal Socks.

 

Jasmin finished the Landon pullover for Rex. (Lisa Souza and Cooperative Press are offering discounts on Boys Knits and yarn, check the project page.)

 

Gigi has two more FOs, she has knit two Propeller hats from Woolly Wormhead, out of Infinite Twist Helix Yarn.

 

Jasmin has cast on the poly Chevron cowl , out of Black Trillium Fibres, she mentions her Boneyard.

 Gigi has cast on the Peppermint Mocha socks out of Coffee with C.C.


In Stitches:(17:43)

 

Gigi wore  socks, and her Gran's Hug,

Jasmin wore the Emily hat.

 

Genevieve wore the Elsa sweater and hat, little Oak Cardigan, Ophelia Addams hat and wristers, colorblock, Duck sweater, and the tulip stripes cardigan, and the elmo scarf

 

Rex wore the blue wrap sweater.

 

Contest:(19:43)

 

We have a new prize: a draw string Erin Lane project bag

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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Also, we have prizes for the Elizalong from:

- A Good Yarn, they sent  the now unavailable Oh- Snap pouches from Namaste

- a half off coupon for a sweater's worth of yarn from Quince and Co. (We are going to supplement the cost of the yarn to make a whole sweater.)

- Our regular day to give out a prize hopefully will be the 13th of each month.

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Mother Knows Best:(22:33)

 

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

about reclaiming yarn from thrifted sweaters. Jasmin thinks that Judith McKenzie McCuin may teach a class on this.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(27:06)

 

Gigi dropped a number of stitches. Also, she thought she didn't need to use stitch markers. That showed her!

While watching Grantchester, Jasmin was too distracted to pay attention to her knitting.

 

 

Review:(32:07)

 

This week we review

Knitting Fabric Rugs by Karen Tiede . We didn't find her offering a class on Craftsy

Martelli rotary cutter was suggested for cutting thrifted clothes.

Jasmin insists that there is t shirt yarn available! She is right!


Short Rows: (43:31)

 

Genevieve does a review of Joanna Johnson's children's books

Direct download: Episode_371.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!

 

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Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com.

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Rich saturated color. Bold interesting combinations; dare we say shocking hues? Dragonfly Fibers is your source for beautiful quality yarns and fibers. Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops around the world and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. Come see us at STITCHES West, February 18-21st in Santa Clara, California. We'll be in booths 706, 708 and 710. You can shop on our site 24/7 at www.dragonflyfibers.com. Be sure to check out the link for our 2016 Club Dragonfly. Great designers, exclusive colorways and a bonus swag option! Discover why we say that Dragonfly Fibers is "The Colors of Happiness".
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Did you get a spinning wheel or spindle for a holiday gift? We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy!
  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit!
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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. 

 


On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin has been very prolific this week, she finished, finished,  finished  the 3 Color Cashmere cowl, by Pepperberry/LuxAdorna.

 

Gigi finished heels on a pair of Fluoromania socks, and now needs to citric acid set the color.

Jasmin had done surgery on the Striped cowl, and has blocked it.

 

 Gigi wove in ends on a 2015 preemie hat, and finished her second 2016 preemie hat. Jasmin suggested she participate in the Geeky Girls Knit 52 weeks of Charity Knitalong 

 

Gigi fretted about getting caught up with having knit one preemie hat a week, so she would be ready for her "Cast on something every day in May" craziness that she thought she had heard about from the Prairie Girls.  She misheard, they had suggested that in May, listeners cast on One new thing. 

 

Something new everyday is crazy. And that is why it appealed to Gigi. We are also planning something, but Jasmin isn't telling yet.

 

Jasmin suggests Woolly Wormhead patterns in preemie sizes.  She is working on the Sultana hat #25000touques/#newhomenewhat

 

Also, Kate from Infinite Twist, and Michelle from Berry Colorful Yarnings sent beautiful yarn for hats. And, a big thank you to the Bar Maids for covering the cost for shipping and being a collection point.  

 

Jasmin made progress on the  CSM hybrid socks (NZAK Quick Knitter), out of  Voolenvine Footsie "Myth"

Gigi cast on a pair of Peppermint Mocha socks out o C.C. Almon's new book Coffee with C.C. and she learned a new skill for that, the Twisted German Cast-On. 

 

Jasmin picked up the Spock sweater that had been languishing and she is enjoying it.

 

Gigi talks about Rocka Sockorna which is celebrated in Sweden for World Down Syndrome day.  Jasmin mentions Kelle Hampton, who writes a lovely, uplifting blog.

 

Jasmin has picked up the Landon pullover and is enjoying working on it.


In Stitches:(23:37)

 

Gigi wore hand knit socks, and everything else was boring.

 

Jasmin wore one of the hats that  Emily knitted for us, and the rainbowdots cowl that goes with everything. She slso talked about the Harvest. sweater that Emily knitted for Rex.

 

Genevieve wore the Elsa sweater and hat, little Oak Cardigan, Ophelia Addams hat and wristers, colorblock, Duck sweater

Rex wore his Lara Neel sweater (Keys to the Castle) and  his hand-me-down Monster pants

 

One of Genevieve's Playful Stripes cardigans lost a  center of  a button. It will be glued back in.


Contest:(31:17)

 

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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Also, we have prizes for the Elizalong from A Good Yarn, they sent  the now unavailable Oh- Snap pouches from Namaste, and we got a half off coupon for a sweater's worth of yarn from Quince and Co. We are going to supplement the cost of the yarn to make a whole sweater.

 

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We are going to have a social media contest on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The prize is going to be Spilly Jane Knits Mittens's new mitten book.

 

In the comments, post a haiku you have written, a story or something entertaining, original and delightful about mittens.

 


Mother Knows Best:(36:27)

 

This week we  respond to some of the discussion about "Do your best, and Why bother being mediocre" from the "What you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

Jasmin mentions her Mariah cardigan.

Gigi mentions Anna Zilboorg and Jean Frost


When Knitting Attacks:(42:07)

 

Gigi yet again found that she had not enough stitches for the toe. She  keeps losing stitches in the foot of the sock.

 She also managed to bead on the wrong row of the Viajante.


Review:(46:17)

 

This week we review Knit my Skirt, by Candace Eisner Strick

 

Gigi mentions the Lanesplitter skirt, and Thai Silks

Direct download: Episode_370.mp3
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This weeks episode is sponsored by:

Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com.

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. 

 

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”!

Did you get a spinning wheel or spindle for a holiday gift? We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy!

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit!

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 has three finished objects. She finished the yellow and orange stripy socks, that matched her Stitches West project bag from Erin LaneBags.

 

She finished a pair of last years neon socks that needed an afterthought heel.

She also finished her third preemie hat of the year.

 

Jasmin finished knitting the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl out of Pepperberry/LuxAdorna

 

Gigi citric acid soaked three pairs of socks she had knitted last year, and is weaving in ends of an unfinished pair of socks every night.

 

Jasmin performed surgery on her striped cowl, and Gigi was wondering about Sock Madness 10, and was intrigued about the Twinset Designs WIP KAL

 

Jasmin worked on the CSM hybrid socks (NZAK Quick Knitter), out of  Voolenvine Footsie "myth", and wrestled with the machine. 

 

 She also cast on a new #25000touques hat with yarn from Michelle Berry, the Sultana hat. She is using a Leslie Wind cable needle

 

Also thanks to our listeners for contributing hats, and thank you to Purlescence for being a collection point and thank you to the Bar Maids for paying for the shipping of the hats up to Montreal!


In Stitches:(18:30)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks.

 

Jasmin wore the yellow hat, and her rainbow dots cowl

 

Genevieve Elsa sweater and hat, the Little Oaks cardigan, Ophelia Addams hat and wristers, the Kapuzin hoodie, and the color block pullover.

 

Jasmin also used Beyond Clean to wash her Katarina and the acid green cardigan an let them dry on the OXO sweater drying rack

Rex snuggled under his Love blanket


Contest:(24:45)

 

#operationsockdrawer has a new winner ! Ernsk won a skein of Happy Fun Time by Black Trillium on the Lilt 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.

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We gush about Susan B. Anderson her podcast, blog and instagram


Mother Knows Best:(27:35)

 

This week we talk about setting color with citric acid, there were a number of questions on the forum

 Christine Vejar from A Verb For Keeping Warm has written a book about dyeing, The Modern Natural Dyer, that we are planning to review soon. Commercial yarn generally does not need to be set, the neon yarn from Regia seems to be an exception; it bleeds and needs to be set.


When Knitting Attacks:(35:01)

 

Gigi lost stitches on a afterthought heel of a sock and had to tink back three rows before she had wrangled all the stitches back onto the needles.

 

She dropped a stitch in the mesh part of her Viajante. Trying to pick up the stitch was stressful and challenging, so she had to walk away from it for a little while.

 

 She was sewing in ends and found that she had dropped a random stitch in the leg of the sock, and she had to go back and anchor the escapee.


Purloined:(38:54)

 

This week we are purloining "What a Crock!" from the Actually Knitting podcast

and Jasmin is thrilled with America's Test Kitchen and their Corned Beef Recipe


Review:(44:24)

 

This week we review Coffee with C.C., by C.C. Almon LINK

Direct download: Episode_369.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59am PDT

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 

 

We'd like you to meet two very special yarns, Lily and Lotus!  Both yarns are a luscious blend of yak, merino, and silk. They are naturally a light grey color, quite lovely as they are, but we just can't stop ourselves from putting lots of bright color on top. Overdyeing the grey mutes our brights just a little, making them richer and oh, so wearable. Lily is a worsted weight 4-ply with a very round structure that makes cables and textures pop. Lily's little sister Lotus is fingering weight with a tight twist. Perfect for socks, scarves, sweaters, or anything. Get Lily and Lotus at AbstractFiber.com

 

Rich saturated color. Bold interesting combinations; dare we say shocking hues? Dragonfly Fibers is your source for beautiful quality yarns and fibers. Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops around the world and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. Come see us at STITCHES West, February 18-21st in Santa Clara, California. We'll be in booths 706, 708 and 710. You can shop on our site 24/7 at www.dragonflyfibers.com. Be sure to check out the link for our 2016 Club Dragonfly. Great designers, exclusive colorways and a bonus swag option! Discover why we say that Dragonfly Fibers is "The Colors of Happiness".

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. 

 

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”!and Purlescence Yarns

 


On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin has almost finished the 3 color cashmere cowl. She is very excited about wearing it. Gigi seems to be on a sock knitting kick, she has started a new pair of Vanilla socks out of Opal, and finished two pairs and worn them.  She also has cast on another pair.

 

Jasmin did some surgery on her Striped Cowl, and picked up stitches and is making it eight inches longer.

 

Gigi is working on more socks. Also, she has mostly bound off her 1000 Tulips shawl.

Jasmin is working on her circular sock machine hybrid socks, out of Voolenwine's Footsie base.

This is the NZAK Quick Knitter. She is winding yarn on cones for smooth knitting. And she is very pleased with the hand of this yarn.

 

Gigi is still working on the beaded mesh part of the Viajante.  It is coming along slowly.

 

Congratulations to CommuterJen, on the birth of her twin daughters.

 

Gigi has been listening to the Knit Girllls and other podcasters about this being the year of learning a new skill. She is thinking about maybe learning to do colorwork. Double Knitting? Fair Isle?

 

Jasmin is evangelical about blocking knits, and thinks the difference of blocked vs unblocked is noticeable.

 

In Stitches:(17:40)

 

Gigi has worn some wool socks.

 

Jasmin wore her yellow hat, and the Rainbow Dots Cowl

 

Genevieve wore her  Elsa sweater. and Elsa hat, the Little Oak Cardiganduck sweater, and the Ophelia Addams (misattributed as Wednesday Addams) hat and wristers. (No pictures, sorry)

 

Rex uses his Love blanket


Contest:(19:29)

 

We have a new prize: Super Happy Fun Yarn in the Lilt base from Black Trillium Fibre 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:(21:22)

 

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

about what to do with handmade things that have been outgrown.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(29:39)

 

Jasmin did not pay attention to the ribbing on the cowl and managed to mess up a k1p1 ribbing.

She also had a sock machine knitting attack.

 

Gigi knitted the waste yarn for the heel backwards into the sock, and left it in, and when she came back to pick up  the stitches, found it incredibly easy to pick up stitches. So she declared that she unvented an easier way to pick up stitches.

 

Purloined:(33:50)

 

This week we purloin "Shenanigans", from "The Fat Squirrel Speaks" and share woes of the water heater.

 

Jasmin also mentions that Prairie Girls Knit and Spin always cheer her up.

 

Review:(38:42)

 

This week we review New Directions in Sock Knitting, by Ann Budd. We mention the lovely Anne Berk, of AnneTarsia.


And Sew On:(46:06)

 

Gigi did a spot of mending, fixing a loop on a neck tie.

 

Direct download: Episode_368.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:21pm PDT

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!

Berry colorful yarnings bringing you unique self striping hand dyed yarns, tonal , overdyes, sock blanks, super fun kits and more... Berry Colorful Yarnings has your needs covered. From a Light fingering in a luxurious blend to a bulky 100% Superwash Merino and ALL the yarns in between, you will be able to find the perfect fit for your desired project.

Always open to custom requests, just email Michelle and together we make your color ideas come to life...

Follow on Facebook, Instagram, Etsy or Ravelry to get the latest news on what Michelle is up to.

Berry Colorful Yarnings, where color plays.  

Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com.

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.  

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:(0:36)

 

Jasmin wants to start working on a new project, and she needs to start by winding yarn. We use Nancy's Knit-Knacks Heavy Duty Ball Winder, and the Schacht Swift.

 

So she thought she should finish something before starting a new project. Also, we will start a knitalong soon.  So she wound yarn for the poly chevron cowl by Black Trillium. She is thinking of storing the yarn in a Zippity-Two-Da Zippered Bag by Erin Lane.

 

Gigi has come to the bind off row on the 1000 Tulips shawl #Behmalong

 

Jasmin is working on the 3 color cashmere cowl, out of formerly Pepperberry (now Lux Adorna Knits)

 

Our Knitalong with her will start soon.

 

Gigi finished her pink Kroy sock yarn socks, and the Neon Opal sock yarn vanilla socks. She is wondering if she should participate /crash Voolenvine's #operationsockbox. And she is talking how much she likes her Stitches West project bag, by Erin Lane.    

 

Jasmin is working on the Landon, Katya Frankel, Lisa Souza BFL Mahagony

 

Gigi is working on the beaded lace part of her Viajante. She has strung the beads on OralB Super Floss, We learned this method from Rosemary Hill's tutorial. (Scroll down, there are a number of tutorials that come before this one.)

 

In Stitches:(28:35)

 

Gigi gifted her mojo socks that she had knitted too long.

 

Jasmin wore her pre-ravelry yellow hat, out of silk and wool by Tess Yarns. She washed it with Beyond Clean Fibre Wash.

 

Genevieve wore the Olivia hat, and Bumble hat, which is a gift from C.C. from the Geeky Girls Vidcast. (Also, check out her new book!)  Elsa gloves

Rex wore his  Bumble hat.

Jasmin got compliments on her rainbow dots cowl.

 

 Contest:(35:05)

 

We have a new prize :Super Happy Fun Yarn in the Lilt base from Black Trillium Fibre

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.

You could double dip with Voolenvine's Box O socks KAL.

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Mother Knows Best:(35:01)

 

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

about blocking hats. Jasmin uses Eucalan (or whatever wool wash is handy) She mentions washing the white hat with Beyond Clean Fibre Wash for blocking.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(40:34)

 

Jasmin was working on the Three color Cashmere Cowl. She talks about the round Clover Knitting Register. She finds she has a hard time counting to four.

 

She was working on the Landon and messed up the count for the armholes.

Gigi lost the beads she needs for finishing the 1000 Tulips Shawl #Behmalong.


Review:(47:12)

 

This week we review Interpretations Volume III, by Joji Locatelli and Veera Veera Välimäki 

 

We need an expression that says "Chomping at the bit" but conveys knitting.


And Sew On:(1:03:13)

 

Gigi trimmed the perimeter of the Advent Calendar stockings with pinking shears. That was a bad idea, since the seam allowances are too small to support a seam.

Direct download: Episode_367.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28am PDT

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!

Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com.

 

Rich saturated color. Bold interesting combinations; dare we say shocking hues? Dragonfly Fibers is your source for beautiful quality yarns and fibers. Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops around the world and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. Come see us at STITCHES West, February 18-21st in Santa Clara, California. We'll be in booths 706, 708 and 710. You can shop on our site 24/7 at www.dragonflyfibers.com. Be sure to check out the link for our 2016 Club Dragonfly. Great designers, exclusive colorways and a bonus swag option! Discover why we say that Dragonfly Fibers is "The Colors of Happiness".

 

Did you get a spinning wheel or spindle for a holiday gift? We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy!

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit! In the San Francisco Bay Area? Lisa and Rod will see you at Stitches West in February!

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 finished the Queenie hat, a Woolywormhead design, out of White Birch Fiber Arts, in the Travel Agent for Guilt Trips colorway. #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat. Our thanks to Rosemary Hill for the beautiful logo she designed.

 

We were so pleased to have had the opportunity to host BostonJen of the Downcellar podcast  and Emily from the Knitting Butterflies  podcast. Emily took family photos for us.

 

 We also had the pleasure of hosting Joanna Johnson of the Phoebe's Sweater, Freddie's Blanket, Henry's Hat, and Phoebe's Birthday series. Lunch was sandwiches from Specialties. We had lunch with the amazing Sivia Harding, and got to see kits for the dazzling beaded Moonrise necklace that she has designed.

 

The Stitches Market Place was overwhelming in its abundance. We attended the 

Steven and Stephen Show in Three Acts. (Video from BostonJen, Pic from Emily)

 

Also you may want to listen to the interviews with StevenBE and Stephen West.

A big thank you to our guest and friends who made this show run smoothly for us.

 

Jasmin worked on the Bifrost  and lined up interviews for next year. We went to dinner at Rok Bistro.

The Podcaster meet up was amazing, we got to meet Twinset Jan. Jasmin had help in the Anzula booth. Dinner was take-out from Real Kabob.

 

 Jasmin and Kismet planned another House Special Box and if you are interested put your name one the "I am interested list"

 

We got to meet Alana Dakos, Kate Oates, Elizabeth Doherty kindly measured us for the knit-along.

Jasmin also worked on the Three Color Cowl from Joji Locatelli out of Pepperberry Knits, which has changed its name to Lux Adorna. Knit-along comng up! Jasmin's knitting mojo is revving up.

Jasmin found the perfect red,  Dark Andromeda, at Miss Babs' to make a Daniel Tiger sweater for Genevieve, and it turned out to also be the perfect red for Gigi. Jasmin and BostonJen picked up crochet Elsa toy kits.

 

In Stitches:(29:00)

 

Gigi wore her Cassidy, the Katarina, the Carli, the Marta, and the Best Friend cardigan.

Jasmin wore her Katarina, the Rainbow dots, the Breezy cardigan,

Genevieve wore her Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat,  the Elsa gloves, the Kapuzin hoodie,

and the Blue Playful Stripes, and she brought the pink Playful Stripes

Rex wore his Gramps cardigan


Contest:(34:18)

 

We have a new prize:Super Happy Fun, by Black Trillium  Fibres, on their Lilt 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.

 

Also, Voolenvine has a knit-along, the fill a box with socks contest. Feel free to double dip.

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Mother Knows Best:(37:45)

 

This weeks suggestion: Plan ahead, but remember to be flexible.

Also we mention dinner at Adelita's 

 

When Knitting Attacks:(43:55)

 

Jasmin was attacked by her garter stitch on the bias knitting.


Review:(45:15)

 

This week we review Free Spirit Knits, by Anne Podlesak

 

Direct download: Episode_366.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30pm PDT

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!

Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com.

 

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. 

Did you get a spinning wheel or spindle for a holiday gift? We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy!

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit! In the San Francisco Bay Area? Lisa and Rod will see you at Stitches West in February!

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:(0:37)

 

Jasmin is working on the Queenie hat, Woolywormhead design, out of White Birch Fiber Arts, in the Travel Agent for Guilt Trips colorway. #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat. Our thanks to Rosemary Hill for the beautiful logo she designed. 

 

She is worrying about the #Elizalong, and knitting something that won't fit her shoulders.

 

Gigi is doing default knitting, she is working on a number of vanilla socks. The Kroy socks just need the heels put in.

Jasmin is working on the Coronation sweater and about 2cm from the start of the sleeves, as is the   Landon sweater that she is knitting for Rex.

 

Jasmin has a FO: the Elsa gloves. The pattern came from the The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns

She also loves the The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns and Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters

 

These are on the Well Curated Bookshelf page. Also, Jasmin got Mitten Clips for the Elsa gloves. Also, she now got a bigger Frozen Sweater Chest.

 

Gigi is knitting some more vanilla socks, one pair out of neon Opal and another pair out of blue and white Opal.

Jasmin has also been working on the Spock sweater for Rex. And there is some secret knitting.

Gigi is still working on the Tulip shawl. #Behmalong

 

In Stitches:(16:18)

 

 Gigi wore her Grey Citron, wool socks and a pair of socks out of the The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet

 

Genevieve wore the  Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat,  the Elsa gloves, the Kapuzin hoodie,  and theDebbie bliss open front cardigan

 

Events:(19:13)

 

We will be attending Stitches West, February 18-21, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Emily from the Knitting Butterflies Podcast, and Boston Jen from the Down Cellar Studio podcast will also attend, as well as Joanna Johnson, who writes lovely childrens' books with adorable critters in knitwear.

 

Purlescence will have a basket for collecting #25000Tuques, Halos of Hope hats,  and preemie hats.

Saturday afternoon, there will be a podcaster meet up at the hotel bar, which we are planning to attend.

 

Here are the List of Stitches West Tips, and the Tracking Expenses Printout

 

Contest:(22:30)

 

We have a winner!

Photoknitgal!

 

#operationsockdrawer prize: The new prize is a skein  of Rare Woman Claire, and a  sock knitter profile tote, donated by One Twisted Tree

 

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:(23:34)

 

This weeks motto: Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.

We mention David Reidy of the Sticks and String podcast.


 

Don't half-ass two things whole-ass one thing - Ron Swanson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl-HalherjQ


When Knitting Attacks:(28:29)

 

Gigi was attacked by her Tulips shawl. Seems like there are 5000 of them now, messing with her.

 

Review:(30:51)

 

This week we review

 

Knitlandia, by Clara Parks

 

And Sew On:(35:36)

 

Gigi has been working on Advent Calendar Christmas Stockings, and she describes what she has done so far.

 

Direct download: Episode_365.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:49pm PDT

 

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.

 

Stephen is charming, funny, and as intensely unique as his designs. He also has a killer work ethic. "More is more, and less is a bore."

 

Things mentioned during this interview:

 

Stephen and Steven tour

Dotted Rays shawl

Swants

Askews Me dress

Stephen's yarn shop, Stephen and Penelope

HJaltalin

CocoKnits "Slap Bracelet" (Knitter's Keep)

StevenBE's shop

Rekjavik Jump (video)

Legally Blonde, the "Grab and toss" (aka, "the Bend and Snap")

The Kickstarter to fund the reality show

YOTH Yarns

 

 

Stephen can be found as westknits on Instagram, as westknits on Twitter, here on Facebook, as westknits on Ravelry. You can find his teaching schedule here.

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Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com.

Rich saturated color. Bold interesting combinations; dare we say shocking hues? Dragonfly Fibers is your source for beautiful quality yarns and fibers. Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops around the world and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. Come see us at STITCHES West, February 18-21st in Santa Clara, California. We'll be in booths 706, 708 and 710. You can shop on our site 24/7 at www.dragonflyfibers.com. Be sure to check out the link for our 2016 Club Dragonfly. Great designers, exclusive colorways and a bonus swag option! Discover why we say that Dragonfly Fibers is "The Colors of Happiness".

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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 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:(:35)

 

Gigi is working on the 1000 Tulips shawl by Martina Behm #Behmalong, out of Rohrspatz und Wollmeise yarn.

 

Jasmin finished the Lina hat #25000Tuques

 

Gigi isn't happy with the quality of workmanship on her last hat, she will rip it out and reknit it.

 

Jasmin started another hat, the Queenie. She complained that Sam hat picked the Turn a Square Hat , which she has knitted already, instead of picking something new to her. She loves the Woolly Wormhead Hats, and has ordered yarn from White Birch Fiber Arts, in the color Travel Agent For Guilt Trips.

 

Gigi has been working on the mesh border of her Viajante  #Behmalong

 

Jasmin has been working on the Coronation cardigan for Genevieve, and has picked up the Elsa gloves for Genevieve again.

 

Gigi is almost done with the pink Kroy sock yarn socks.

 

Jasmin made a bit of progress on the Spock sweater. She also started another little sweater for Rex, the Landon Sweater out of Boys' Knits.


In Stitches:(17:35)

 

Gigi has been wearing handknit socks, and her pilly v-neck. Genevieve borrowed her Grey Citron

 

Genevieve wore the  Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat,  and the Kapuzin hoodie.
 caterpillar cardigan , Debbie bliss open front cardigan and the baby mine cardigan,

Rex wore his Baby Vertebrae, and the Baby Puerperium that Cchellez knit.

 

 Gigi had been planning to wear a pair of socks from Hunter Hammersen's Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, but can't find shirts to match.


Events:(20:55)

 

We will be attending Stitches West, February 18-21, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Emily from the Knitting Butterflies Podcast, and Boston Jen from the Down Cellar Studio podcastwill also attend, as well as Joanna Johnson, who writes lovely childrens' books with adorable critters in knitwear.

 

Purlescence will have a basket for collecting #25000 Tuques and preemie hats.

 

Here are the List of Stitches West Tips, and the Tracking Expenses Printout


Contest:(23:33)

 

Operation Sockdrawer is back!

 

#operationsockdrawer prize: The new prize is a skein  of Rare Woman Claire, and a  sock knitter profile tote, donated by One Twisted Tree

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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Also, we have prizes for the Elizalong from A Good Yarn, they sent  the now unavailable Oh- Snap pouches from Namaste, and we got a half off coupon for a sweater's worth of yarn from Quince and Co. We are going to supplement the cost of the yarn to make a whole sweater. 

 

We are going to have a social media contest on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The prize is going to be Spilly Jane Knits Mittens's new mitten book.

 

In the comments, post a haiku you have written, a story or something entertaining, original and delightful about mittens.


Mother Knows Best:(27:47)

 

This week we answer two questions from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum, one about our list of excellent books to buy  and knitting for the dogs.

Jasmin mentions Spinrite Patons A Dog's Life


When Knitting Attacks:(34:29)

 

 Jasmin is working on Genevieve's gloves, and the outline of Genevieve's hands seems to have been gifted as artwork. Also, she had knitted the pinky too tight, as they found out when they tried it on. Frog and do over.

 

Review:(37:35)

 

This week we review  Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book

 

We also mention Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time


And Sew On:(49:50)

 

Gigi bought woven and knitted interfacing at JoAnne's in quantity.

 

Also, she bought a panel of advent stockings at her local quilt store, and doing assembly line construction, and she is posting pictures of the process onto Facebook and Instagram. We are trying to figure out what to put in them for Genevieve, since candy and sweets turn her into a gremlin, and itty bitty toys are a choking hazard.

 

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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”!

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:(0:37)

 

Jasmin finished her fifth hat, #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat (thanks to Rosemary Hill for the logo) this is Bumble hat, out of  Abstract Fiber, in  Alto "mousse" . C.C from the Geeky Girls recommended the Clover super pom maker,which Jasmin loves.

 

Gigi is working on a Woolly Wormhead hat out of Sheepspot from the tasting package.


Jasmin is also working on the Lina hat, out of Abstract Fiber “Plum” in Lily. Also she loves the Princess cake from Bijan's bakery.

 

Gigi cast on yet another pair of Vanilla socks out of  Opal.

Jasmin got herself measured for the #Elizalong. She is planning to start with the Helvetica out of  Quince and Company Osprey. She swatched and cast on.

 

Gigi worked  bit more on a pair of neon Vanilla socks out of Opal.

Jasmin has picked up an WIP, the Coronation cardigan.

 

Gigi also found her AWOL Kroy socks and is working on the second sock.


In In Stitches:(16:29)

 

Gigi wore her Katarina, and a cardigan from a swap, the Knitmore cowl, the grey Citron, a pre-Ravelry v-neck, and Jaywalker socks.

 

Jasmin wore the Tess Ribbi cardi,  and the Citrus Mondo Cable cardi.

 

Genevieve wore the  Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, and Bumble hat, and the Kapuzin hoodie.
 caterpillar cardigan , Debbie bliss open front cardigan and the baby mine cardigan, and the

Baby Puerperium that Cchellez knit.


Events:(22:30)

 

We will be attending Stitches West, February 18-21, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Emily from the Knitting Butterflies Podcast, and Boston Jen from the Down Cellar Studio podcast will also attend, as well as Joanna Johnson, who writes lovely childrens' books with adorable critters in knitwear.

 

Purlescence will have a basket for collecting #25000 Tuques  and preemie hats. 

 

Here are the List of Stitches West Tips, and the Tracking Expenses Printout.

 


Contest:(24:34)

 

Operation Sockdrawer is back!

 

#operationsockdrawer prize: The new prize is a skein  of Rare Woman Claire, and a  sock knitter profile tote, donated by One Twisted Tree

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:(25:57)

 

Gigi suggests using Command Hooks to hang quilting templates and sewing rulers.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(27:57)

 

Gigi was attacked by the mesh part of her Viajante and had to tink back and tink down.

 

She ripped back quite a bit of her 1000 Tulips shawl by Martina Behm #Behmalong, out of Rohrspatz und Wollmeise yarn, and is now back on track.

 

Her Kroy socks were hiding. Also, her set of hat needles were AWOL and now are back and she can knit hats again.


Review:(32:50)

 

This week we review Spilly Jane Knits Mittens

 

Straw into Gold:(40:12)

 

Jasmin has been playing on the Acadia wheel. She is spinning Abstract Fiber superwash merino in “Rockstar”.

 

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Things mentioned:

 

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Parson's school of design

StevenBe & Stephen West's reality show

Habu Yarns

JUL clasp

Ponchini

Martha Stewart's poncho

BeSweet

 

 

You can find Steven online here, his teaching calendar here,

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Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com.

Rich saturated color. Bold interesting combinations; dare we say shocking hues? Dragonfly Fibers is your source for beautiful quality yarns and fibers. Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops around the world and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. Come see us at STITCHES West, February 18-21st in Santa Clara, California. We'll be in booths 706, 708 and 710. You can shop on our site 24/7 at www.dragonflyfibers.com. Be sure to check out the link for our 2016 Club Dragonfly. Great designers, exclusive colorways and a bonus swag option! Discover why we say that Dragonfly Fibers is "The Colors of Happiness".

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  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit! In the San Francisco Bay Area? Lisa and Rod will see you at Stitches West in February!

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.

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On The Needles:(0:36)

 

Jasmin is working on the Bumble hat, a Tincanknits Design, out of Abstract Fiber Alto in the "Mousse" for #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat

 

Gigi has been working on the  beaded mesh of the Viajante border #Behmalong.

 

Jasmin has been working on the Lina hat, Abstract Fiber “Plum” in Lily. The pattern is by Johanna of Joko knits. #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat

 

Gigi is working on the 1000 Tulips shawl #behmalong

 

Jasmin is working on the  Churchmouse Spock cardigan for Rex.

 

Gigi has started a Vanilla Socks out of Opal Neon yarn.

 

For the #Elizalong Jasmin and Gigi have both wound a skein and now need to swatch.

Jasmin announced that a  Gleener will be a prize for the Elizalong


In Stitches:(11:54)

 

Gigi wore her Knitmore cowl, wristers, and socks.

 

Jasmin wore her Tess Ribbi, and is thinking that maybe she wants to redo the collar.

 

Genevieve wore the Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat, and the Kapuzin hoodie.

 

Rex wore the  wrap cardigan knit by Annelena, and the garter Stitch Baby Kimono by Joji Locatelli

 

Events:(17:36)

 

We will be attending Stitches West at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Emily from the Knitting Butterflies Podcast, and Boston Jen from the Down Cellar Studio podcast will also attend. Say hello! Purlescence will have a basket for collecting #25000 Tuques  and preemie hats. Also, if you care to listen to our Stitches West Tips. Retraction: this is a list you can print out. List of Stitches West Tips, and the Tracking Expenses Printout.

 

Contest:(21:41)

 

Back on: Operation Sockdrawer

#operationsockdrawer prize:  a skein of Rare Woman Claire, and a  sock knitter profile tote, donated by One Twisted Tree

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.

Also Voolenvine has a sock knitting contest. Check her out.

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Mother Knows Best:(24:08)

 

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

about Rick Mondragon's technique for using slip stitch crochet for joining seams on knits.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(30:38)

 

Jasmin was knitting the  Lina hat and managed to mangle the repeat, since she didn't want to use stitch markers to mark the count.

 

Review:(32:59)

 

This week we review

 

Fine Things for Plain Occasions by Hunter Hammersen

 

We also recommendThe Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet

The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, Volume II

The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet Volume III

 and Curls

 

Also, the KnitGirllls have an excellent review of this book on this weeks episode.

Gigi mentions Hunter Hammersen's blog, Violently Domestic.

 

Straw Into Gold:(42:03)

 

Jasmin has been test driving Akerworks Matchless Woolee Winder bobbins on her Matchless. With Dawn’s Custom Carding Wool, color 64

 

She used a Mendenhall Fleece processed by Morro Fleece Works.

She also has been playing on the Acadia wheel and she used Abstract Fiber SW merino “Rockstar”

 

And Sew On:(48:55)

 

Gigi is trying to find cotton sew-in interfacing, to replace the Shapewell cotton woven sew-in bolt of interfacing that she bought ages ago and used up.

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Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com.

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. 

 

Did you get a spinning wheel or spindle for a holiday gift? We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy!

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit! In the San Francisco Bay Area? Lisa and Rod will see you at Stitches West in February!

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 knitting hats for the #25000 tuques  #NewHomeNewHat. She is now knitting a Bumble hat out of Abstract Fiber. She has a FO- the Damsel hat from Woolly Wormhead out of White Birch Yarn, in Nothing Says I Love You Like a Rainbow.

 

Gigi is plugging away on a pair of vanilla socks out of Patons Kroy. Jasmin has another FO, the Ribaroni hat, out of Tess Yarns

 

Gigi has been working on the beaded mesh of the Viajante border, and she is enjoying the rhythm.  And we love the beading directions.

 

Jasmin is working on the Churchmouse Spock cardigan for Rex.

 

We are starting the Eliz-along. Someone posted the errata for Elizabeth Doherty's Top Down

 book. We are knitting the Helvetica and Copperplate patterns. This goes along with #projectsweaterchest


In Stitches:(20:56)

 

Gigi has been wearing socks, wristers, her grey citron and a pre-ravelry v-neck pullover from Knitting Pure and Simple.  It needs a Gleener, as does Genevieve's Elsa cardigan,

 

Jasmin has been wearing her Cece cardigan, and the Tess silk/wool hat, )

 

Genevieve wore the Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat, and the Kapuzin hoodie, and the  caterpillar cardigan.

 

Rex wore the Purl Soho Baby cardi, and the wee envelope sweater,  and the Gramps cardigan

and Gigi's Martha .


Events:(28:38)

 

We are very excited about attending Stitches West


Contest:(30:57)

 

 We announced the winners of the  Do some good contest.  The prizes are:

A Lolo Bar- destined2knit

A very big Erin Lane Bag - creativevibe (happy birthday!)

Leslie wind cable needle ring - wittyknittingyarn

Surprise fourth prize: Jenn-i-fur

 

#grinchalong, prizes

 Lolo Foot Bar,- almariecraft

and Erin Lane Bag- mstoltz

and a Skein of Cephalopod Traveller- maniago

Leslie wind cable needle ring- LisaM87

Juliana's Fibres board shorts - knittingdaddy

 

And we are re-launching #operationsockdrawer

 

Also, we were wondering what prizes you think we should give for #25000 tuques/ #newhomenewhat


Mother Knows Best:(35:15)

 

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about thread about having "The talk" about not getting into a parents knitting.

Jasmin recommends Jane Nelson's  Positive Discipline


When Knitting Attacks:(44:23)

 

Gigi was attacked by her 1000 Tulips Shawl.

Jasmin was attacked by her yarn.


Review:(48:12)

 

This week we review

Lost Coast by Ashley Hurst

Knittin Little, Fall 2015

Child For all Seasons M-Kal

 

Straw into Gold:(1:11:24)

 

Gigi had fun with an Akerworks spindle. Everyone else in the house also played with the spindles.


And Sew On:(1:19:17)

 

Gigi and a young friend were working on copying patterns out of Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time and cutting them out of muslin. Gigi talked about sewing darts and stay stitching. 

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This episode is brought to you by Abstract Fiber, the best place to buy the most beautiful yarn and fibers ever.

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Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com.

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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 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:(0:35)

 

Jasmin  finished the  Bon Bon Toque, a tincanknits design, yarn: Mountain Meadows Wool “Powell” #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat.

 

She mentions the Facebook page and ravelry group.

 

Gigi finished two preemie hats.

 

Jasmin has another Finished Object, the Turn a Square hat by Jared Flood, knitted out of Noro Kureyon.

 

Gigi finished her Shades of Grey socks.

 

Jasmin has another almost finished Object, the Damsel hat, designed by Wooly Wormhead

and she dug out yarn for the Rib-a-roni hat, which reminded her of the Käänteinen hat.

 

She also worked on the Coronation Cardigan, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings.

Gigi cast on a pair of Vanilla socks out of Patons Kroy in Brown Rose Marl.

 

In Stitches:(16:35)

 

Gigi wore the Serpentine cowl, socks, and wristers. And Jasmin's Mondo Cable cardi.

 

Jasmin wore her Mondo Cable cardi, and the Tess silk/wool hat.PICTURE? LINK?

 

Genevieve wore the   Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat, ola hat,  and the Kapuzin hoodie, caterpillar cardigan.

 

Jasmin talked about cleaning the Elsa cardigan that had gotten serious ick on it, with Beyond Clean,

Rex wore the Purl Soho Baby cardi, handspun hat by lala.

 

Andrew has been wearing his cashmere hat, and Sam wore the grey beanie.


Contest:(24:55)

 

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:

A Lolo Foot bar

a very big Erin Lane bag, 

and a Leslie Wind cable needle ring

Contest will wrap up next week.Winners will be announced in episode 361

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Grinchalong:

We announced winners today

 

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.

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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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Mother Knows Best:(28:28)

 

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

about yarn bombing and applying Lolo bars.

Gigi mentions Die Urbane Spinnstube.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(38:06)

 

Gigi's cowl out of mistery batt got bound off to tight, so she tinked and bound off again. She bound off looser, and won Yarn Chicken.

 

She dropped a stitch on her Shades of Grey sock and then had to go back and crochet up the dropped stitch.

 

She also frogged back quite a bit on the 1000 Tulips shawl, it was too short and needs another pattern repeat. 

 

Review:(42:28)

 

This week we review Mini Skein Knits

 

Straw Into Gold:(53:24)

 

Jasmin has been talking to Adan of Akerworks

 

She is talking about Whorlicity vs Point of Inertia, asking whether people would prefer scientific terms or fiber terms. Also, if you have a better sounding word or phrase, suggest it!  The term that everyone is searching for is a word that describes how long a spindle turns. 


And Sew On:(57:17)

 

Gigi basted a pair of jeans, for Sam in order to shorten them. Also, she wants to keep the original hem in place, since original hems on jeans have too many layers for a home sewing machine. She says she has seen this technique all over Pinterest.

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On The Needles:(0:36)

 

 Jasmin is working on the Bon Bon Toque by Tincanknits. She is knitting it out of Mountain Meadows Wool for #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat.

 

Purlescence is a collection point for hats for  Syrian refugees.

Gigi has knitted three Perennial hats, one of them for herself, and the other two for the #25000tuques project.

 

Jasmin made progress on the Landon pullover, designed by Katya Frankel, out of Lisa Souza BFL. (There are discount codes from Lisa Souza and Katya Frankel on the project page.)

 

Gigi has finished the citrus colored sock, and she finds the shades of grey vanilla socks very potato chippy. Jasmin is working on the Churchmouse baby wrap cardigan out of FabFunkyFibres in the Spock colorway. 

 

Gigi is knitting on a cowl out of some black-ish handspun out of mistery fiber.

 

We announce the Eliz-along! We are knitting sweaters out Elizabeth Doherty's book Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design

 

Jasmin is starting with the Helvetica and Gigi will be knitting the Copperplate. We will be knitting the designs in Quince and Co yarn. This knitalong is running in conjuction with #projectsweaterchest.

 

In Stitches:(19:50)

 

Gigi wore handknit socks, the Knitmore cowl, the Serpentine cowl, wristers, the new Perennial hat, and her Cassidy.

 

Jasmin wore the Mondo Cable Cardi, the Tess silk and wool hat, the Tangled Yoke cardigan She engaged in a sweater wash-a-palooza, with totally unscented Allure. She washed her Carli, the Kobiyashi Maru, and the yellow hat. They also used the Fiberwash from Unicorn Fibers for three other handspun sweaters.

 

Genevieve wore Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat, ola hat,  and the Kapuzin hoodie,

 

Rex wore the Purl Soho Baby cardi, and the Kobiyashi Maru.

 

Sam wore the San Jose Sharks scarf that Gigi knitted for him.

 

Contest:(29:47)

 

The Grinchalong is finished. Winners TBA soonest.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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:

A Lolo Foot bar

a very big Erin Lane bag, 

and a Leslie Wind cable needle ring

Contest will wrap up next week.Winners will be announced in episode 361

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Mother Knows Best:(31:46)

 

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

about what we do with the leftover ends of bobbins.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:07)

 

Gigi was attacked by standard vs metric. She knitted four inches instead of four centimeters for the headband of her Perennial

 

We mention NASA and The Martian

 

Review:(36:45)

 

This week we review Playful Hoodies, by Mary Rasch

 

Gigi raves about Fleece Hat Friends, by Mary Rasch


Straw Into Gold:(45:47)

 

We play with the Acadia Spinning Wheel by Infinite Twist

 

And Sew On:(49:56)

 

Gigi mended a sheet that the dogs had torn. She used Wonder Under to fuse a patch to the sheet before she sewed it on.

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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!

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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:(0:38)

 

Jasmin finished a cashmere hat for Andrew that she had started two years ago, and she posted the pattern on her pattern page. And she cast on a new one immediately.  She made a number of hats for him out of Noro Kureyon.

 

She watched a video on Facebook about an organization (25,000 tuques) welcoming Syrian refugees with hats. There are people who are cold, and they need hats. We will be knitting hats for them, and we'll be doing some prizes for this as well. This is not about politics. This is about keeping people warm. (Official hashtags: #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat) 

 

Purlescence Yarns will be a collection point for the 25,000 Toques project.

She mentions the Knotty Girls, and Halos of Hope. You can enter your hats here (and on instagram using the hashtags) for prizes!

 

Jasmin has started another sweater for Rex, she is knitting the Landon pullover, designed by Katya Frankel, out of Lisa Souza BFL. (There are discount codes from Lisa Souza and Katya Frankel on the project page.) She just finished the Playdate cardigan from Tincanknits.

 

Gigi is working on the second heel of her Citrus socks out of trekking. Also, she started the Squircle socks. Inspired by Dr. Gemma, she picked up the Scandinavian Pattern socks, from the The Little Box of Socks.

 

She mentions that we had the good fortune to take classes form Galina, Lily Chin, Rick Mondragon, Judith MacKenzie, the Philosopher's . She mentions their Video, book, and kits.

 

Jasmin finished the Kobiyashi Maru cardigan. Jasmin mentions the Exploding Tardis and the Death Star yarn bowls.

 

She did a Citric Acid Jelly Roll soak of the Polydactyl kit she put together (with help) from Black Trillium.

 

Gigi finished three preemie hats and she cast on the Perennial hat out of some leftover Malabrigo.

 

Jasmin cast on the Baby Wrap cardigan by ChurchmouseYarn, out of  FabFunkyFibres  in the "Spock" colorway.


In Stitches:(24:56)

 

Gigi wore socks, the Knitmore Girls cowl, some old v-neck sweaters and wristers.

Jasmin wore her  Mondo Cable cardigan, Twist Cardiganola ha

 

Genevieve wore her r Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat, ola hat, kangaroo sweater (wonderful wallaby)

 

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

 

Also the family had an agreement about when the Elsa sweater would be washed. In Beyond Clean.


Contest:(27:29)

 

The Grinchalong is wrapping up. Winners will be announced in episode 359.

 

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.

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

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:

A Lolo Foot bar

a very big Erin Lane bag, 

and a Leslie Wind cable needle ring

Contest will wrap up next week.Winners will be announced in episode 360

 _______________________________________________________________________

  

Mother Knows Best:(28:36)

 

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

about pet fur on knitting.

We recommend the Magic Lint Brushes, and the one with lint brush.

 

We really, really like the Gleener and the Gleener on the Go. A lot.

 

Let us know how you deal with pet hair and your projects.


When Knitting Attacks:(33:56)

 

Gigi's knitting math attacked her and she had three tries to start a cowl out of hand spun yarn.

One of her knitting needles went AWOL while she was knitting in bed.

 

Gigi tinked back a long, long row on her Viajante


Purloined:(36:12)

 

We are purloining "Something I really like", from Dr Gemma. Family book club! She mentions the Vorkosigan Saga. We are reading/listerning to The Martian, for Amazon Kindle with the Audible tie-in. It's AMAZING.

 

We are also purloining "what we're reading" from the Knit Girllls videocast.


Review:(45:03)

 

This week we review : Sequence Knitting, by Cecilia Campochiaro


Holidays with the Knitmores:(54:43)

 

Jasmin's theme for 2016 will be management.

 

Gigi is planning hoping to use finish UFO's, sew out of her stash, and quilt.  She is still looking for a concise term.

 

Post your 2016 themes here!


Straw Into Gold:(58:04)

 

Inspired by Dr Gemma, Gigi dug out a Schacht spindle, and finished spinning the rest of the fiber that she had started.  And what does one do with small amounts of yarn?

 

Direct download: Episode_358.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37am PDT