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A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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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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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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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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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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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:(0:37)

 

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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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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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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