Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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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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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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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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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.
 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”!


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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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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


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.


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.
 
 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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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


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.


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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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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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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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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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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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.

Direct download: Tacti-Cool_-_Episode_392_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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