Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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 photo Akerworks Logo 2012-1223_zps4og3eqpq.jpg Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things.
 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.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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 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 our booth!

On the Needles:(0:35)

 

Jasmin is finishing the button bands on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. Julia Farwell-Clay has a special discount for this pattern for Knitmore listeners (on Jasmin's project page) . She is using the Perfect Buttonhole pattern from Splendid Apparel

 

She loves the crochet slip stitch method of attaching the facing. Jasmin likes the ergonomic Swing crochet hook from Skacel. She has added her own touch to this technique to make it more efficient. Sometimes, she uses the Multi-hook tool. Gigi suggests the third hand tool. Jasmin also mentions Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton.

 

She is wondering about making a two ply out of her 3 ply yarn. She loves the Resolute yarn from Sincere Sheep. 

 

Jasmin says the flash drive chip cards from XRX (which aren't on their website yet) are called Stitchips. 

 

Gigi is working on the Bias Loop cowl,  from Churchmouse out of KnitMona in Silver and Gold.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity “ colorway..

 

Gigi finished the second pair of Gansey socks, and cast on for a pair of Chai Latte socks from C.C. Almon, and cast on for another pair tbd. She also finished knitting a preemie hat, and cast on a new one.

 

In Stitches:(23:00)

 

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing the Lorelei cowl, Jasmin mentions Sivia Hardings Brambleberry cowl. Jasmin and Genevieve wore their Kit Kat hats. Genevieve also wore her “worm hat” (CORRECTION: Knit Hats! is by Gwen Steege)

 

Contest:(38:32)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!

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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.

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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.

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Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

This week's prize is a  skein of Black Trillium Lilt sock yarn

This week's winner of an Erin Lane Bag is ETREALEAVEN.

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:41)

 

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? about bust measurements, and how to measure.

We mention that Nordstroms does fittings.

 

Dr Gemma talked about bust size on episode 229(?) of the Cogknitive Podcast.

 

Also, we have another question about spinning: barefoot, in socks or with shoes off.

 

Jasmin mentions wineglass/mug holders for spinning wheels.

 

Let us know what you prefer in this week's episode comments !

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:51)

 

The count on the Bias Loop cowl, was off, because Gigi had cast on 74 instead of 80 stitches. Frogged back to cast on row.  Also, she neglected to read directions on the Chai Latte socks,

and had to tink rows three and four.

 

Review:(47:05)

 

This week we review Michele Wang’s Capsule for Brooklyn Tweed, Winter 2017

 

Straw into Gold:(59:49)

 

Rex is interested in the spinning wheel, and he treadled with Jasmin for a good ten minutes on the Acadia spinning wheel from Infinite Twist.

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This episode is sponsored by:

 

Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things.
No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.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.
   
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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 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 our booth!
 
Do you love Little Skein’s unique style of luxury kits? Sign up for our new subscription box, which has a 25g taster of a brand new yarn, a useful pattern for a small 1 or 2 night project, and handmade treasures from Little Skein, Tuft Woolens, and the Nome Knitter. You’ll love this small way to treat yourself and inspire your knitting. See us at littleskein.com.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:33).

 

One Minute Health Update

 

Jasmin has finished the Anna cardigan! It is glorious. However, the gold beads lost color in water.

Gigi is working on the Bias Loop from Churchmouse out of KnitMona in Silver and Gold. She mentions Oink Pigments.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity “ colorway.

She mentions the Kapuzin hoodie and the Landon sweater.

 

Gigi is knitting Gansey socks, did heel on one sock, started picking up heel on second sock.

 

Jasmin is working on the button bands on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. Julia Farwell-Clay has a special discount for this pattern for Knitmore listeners (on the project page) . She is using the buttonhole pattern from Splendid Apparel. She is enthusing about the flash drive chip cards from XRX (which aren't on their website yet).

 

Gigi finished knitting a preemie hat, and cast on a new one/

 

Jasmin has swatched for three sweaters for the kids, the Little Pole cardigan, with yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company. There is also yarn from Dragonfly Fibers, for a Sideways Dude and Flirty Berberis.

 

In Stitches:(26:33)

 

Gigi wore the Quynn hat . Jasmin and Genevieve wore their Kit Kat hats.

 

There was supposed to be a big reveal for the Anna cardigan and the boots and the Tutu.

She also sewed in labels from Sterling Name Tapes

 

Contest:(33:38)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!

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

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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

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

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

This week’s prize is a skein of Fab Funky Fibres “The Big One”, and the winner is FCOfone

Next weeks prize is an Erin Lane Bag!

 

Mother Knows Best:(40:56)

 

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

regarding Kitchener stitch and blocking. If you have tips, please put them in the episode thread.


Jasmin mentions the Mannings, and the Knitter's Companion

 

When Knitting Attacks:(39:11)

 

Gigi had a knitting needle separate from the cable mid heel.

Her count on the cowl is off. She may have missed increases .

 

Review:(54:51)

 

This week we review Interpretations volume 4, by Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimaki

 

Gigi mentions Sivia Harding's sock pattern

 

And Sew On:(1:09:07)


Jasmin was using black thread to sew a black zipper onto a black binding.

She used Tide free and gentle, a black light, and a black zipper to do sciency sewing.

 

Gigi has been sewing ribbons and Knitmore labels onto 3 Grinch along bags.

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things.
No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.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.
   
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.

 

On the Needles:(0:32).

 

The Anna cardigan is almost done, but working with black yarn is challenging. Gigi suggests getting an Ott Lite with a magnifying glass.

 

Gigi wants to cast on everything. They are setting up their yarn into ready to work kits. She is knitting Gansey socks, working on second sock, but the diagonal lines aren't showing.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity" color way,

She mentions the Barberry cardigan. She mentions that she wants to work her way through the Heart on my Sleeve collection. She mentions Lisa Souza and Abstract Fiber, and Miss Babs

 

Gigi is knitting the U-turn Socks by General Hogbuffer. Out of Kroy.

 

Jasmin steeked the Gone Astray cardigan and the Anna cardigan. She is working on installing the zipper now.

 

There are videos of Jasmin doing both. PLEASE INCLUDE. Jasmin will use Anna Zilborg's perfect button hole out of Splendid Apparel.

 

Jasmin talks about a tool that Gigi thinks is called a tambour hook. Jasmin likes the Tech Knitting Blog.

 

Gigi finished another preemie hat. The Knitmores thank all the listeners who brought preemie hats to the meet and greet. Jasmin mentions Octopuses for preemies, and mermaid tail sleep sacks.

 

In Stitches:(24:47)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and fair isle socks from Little Box of Socks , Lorelei cowl, Knitmore cowl.

 

Jasmin wore her Kit Kat hat. Genevieve wore her Kat hat, and Elsa gloves. Rex wore the Welcome to the Flock cardigan, bumble hat by CC.Also she is planning to wash Genevieve's gloves in Beyond Clean.

 

Jasmin mentions the Viajante, and the Brambleberry.

 

Contest:(30:31)

 

We have a winner!

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!

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

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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

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

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Prize is a Copy of Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog, for DanielaThorfinn

Next week’s is a skein of Fab Funky Fibres “The Big One”


Also, we talk about the Knitmores 11 contest, and the awesome video Lanois made. It was absolutely hilarious. She wins the big swag bag.  We were so impressed, we decided to have a Knitmore goody bag (slightly different) as a second prize.

 

Mother Knows Best:(35:54)

 

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? about the right or wrong direction to knit yarn of a ball.

 

Jasmin mentions  Knitting for Anarchists.

Let us know about yarn and twist and right and wrong in the episode thread.

 

When Knitting Attacks:?

 

Jasmin had the wrong color thread for her zipper.

 

 

Review:(44:51)

 


Jasmin mentions Coffee with C.C.

 

And Sew On:(59:51)

 

Gigi has been pinning on Knitmore ribbons on the project bags and she ran out of pins. Leslie from the Knit Girllls is making a quilt, and Gigi had ordered the same kit.

 

Jasmin did two different steeks and we filmed both (Gone Astray, Anna Cardigan).

 

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things.

No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.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.

   

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.

 

Love gradients? Everyone at Knitcircus loves them so much we keep creating new colors! Choose long-striping gradients for shawls and Gradient Matching Socks Sets for perfectly paired socks. The luxury hand-dyes come in sizes from 50g to 300g, so you’ll always have just the right amount for your project.  Every cake is made with one continuous yarn; no knots or ends to weave in; just cast on and go. All Knitcircus yarns are dyed with love in Wisconsin by women who love to knit.

 

 

Does your heart soar with “The Sound of Music”? Remember the movie with a fresh, modern kit from Little Skein in the Big Wool. Luxuriate with our beautiful e-book, project bag in artist-drawn fabric, and hand-dyed yarn from Paris. Project kits will be back in the shop beginning March 1st. See us at littleskein.com.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:40)

 

Gigi is working on Gansey socks out of Regia. Jasmin mentions the Yarn Love Challenge.

 

Jasmin mentions some ancient fiber stash from Foxfire Fiber, and we reminisce about old fiber purchases.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on her Poly Chevron Cowl. This is the Frank It Up kit from Black Trillium Fibre, and mentions the clips that keep the knitting neatly rolled up. She mentions the Bifrost scarf.

 

Gigi is knitting the U-Turn Socks by General Hogbuffer. Out of Kroy.

 

Jasmin is gushing over Heart on My Sleeve collection and has cast on the Lionheart out of 

Diversity by Abstract Fiber

 

Gigi is knitting a preemie hat inspired by one of the hats from Weekend Hats. Jasmin and Gigi want to cast on everything.

 

Events:(15:37)

 

- Stitches West 2017,  recap February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

A great thank you to XRX Publishing, we attended Franklin Habit's wonderful, very entertaining lecture.

 

We did a number of On the Road with the Knitmores videos. Jasmin mentions Evernote.  Jasmin mentions Specialtys. We got to enjoy the company of Bethany from Backstage Knitting


 We think our swag this year was excellent. We have one single bag left over and we are going to have a contest for giving away the last bag! Tell us an Oceans 11 type story of what you would do to get to Stitches-  Knitmore's 11. 


Genevieve conversed with Anne from Little Skein in the Big Wool

We mention Neighborhood Fiber Co, Canon HandDyes, Twisted Owl Fiber, Miss Babs, Elizabeth Doherty, The Yarnover Truck,

 

In Stitches:(41:53)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, the Quynn hat , the Zebra cowl, Lorelei cowl, Knitmore cowl. She tried to put on the Viajante, but it was too warm.

 

Jasmin wore her Kit Kat hat, 3 color cashmere cowl, rainbow dots cowl, boneyard shawl, Knitmore citron. Genevieve wore her cat hat, coronation cardigan, grey playful stripes cardigan, and Elsa hat. Rex wore the Welcome to the Flock cardigan, Sherlock hat, And his monster pants.


We had a lot of fun with #Knitmorebuymore, Jasmin mentions Mimi's Needle Basket

Jasmin is very happy with how the Resolute Yarn from Sincere Sheep has held up.

 

Contest:(46:22)

 

We have a new prize for #operationsockdrawer

A skein of Phoenix Rising from Black Trillium and WilfullMina won it!

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!

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

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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

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

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Next weeks prize for #projectSweaterChest is one of the wonderful Amy Herzog book

 

Mother Knows Best:(49:42)

 

This week we have some new tips about attending a fiber show.

If you have any show tips, please share with us in this weeks episode thread.

 

Review:(58:46)

 

Jasmin mentions Try it on Tubing, Genius Scanand how Boston Jen is amazing for teaching her about GoodReader

 

Gigi loved The HOAX Fashion Formula, and Jasmin said there is an updated version. (JASMIN HERE: I can't find it. I'll write it down next time.)

 

And Sew On:(1:13:49)

 

Gigi has been pinning on ribbons for project bags.

 

Jasmin is planning to do videos of sewing and cutting steeks. Also, Kate Oates showed us her way of doing a different method of attaching zippers to a knit garment (crocheted install). And it looked very good.

 

We liked the yarn in the YOTH booth.



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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things.

No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com

 

Black Trillium Fibres is returning to Stitches West this year with fresh new designs from Kirsten Kapur, Sivia Harding &amp; Andrea Mowry, as well as show-exclusive shaded speckles and limited edition kits. We’ll dazzle you with a rainbow of gradient mini-skein packs - 60 color choices in all - and a wealth of speckles, solids, and layered colors on our 100g skeins. So come find your fade, color your world and get inspired in booth 746/748! Knitmore listeners get 10% off when they mention “Gigi” at checkout.

 

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.

   

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:(0:40).

 

G: trying to finish the collar on the selvedge sweater

 

Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowl again!. This is the Frank It Up kit from Black Trillium Fibre, and mentions the clips that keep the knitting neatly rolled up.

 

Gigi is swatching for the   Vivid blanket out of light worsted in Tess Yarn.  Jasmin mentions the Vivid blannket

 

Jasmin has finished the knitting on the Anna cardigan

 

Gigi is knitting the U-Turn Socks by General Hogbuffer. Out of Kroy from "New Directions in Sock Knitting".

 

 

 

She is knitting a preemie Quynn hat, and two preemie hats in the Kit Kat hat style

she has been organizing her pile of dpns.needs to buy DPN coils.

 

Events:(24:28)

 

 

 

We will be attending

- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest: if you're a vendor and want to participate, click the link and fill out the form!

 

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane booth

 

In Stitches:(29:50)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and 2016 socks, gave away a shawl

 

Jasmin wore her Kit Kat hat, breezy cardigan, 3 color cashmere cowl. Genevieve wore her cat hat, coronation cardigan, and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat, Sherlock hat, And his monster pants.

 

 

 

Contest:(34:37)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!

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

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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

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

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Next weeks prize is a skein of sock yarn from Black Trillium Fibres.

 

 

 

 

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

 

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread in the Knitmore Girls Ravelry group about 2254 caring for socks

 

 

 

Review:(45:01)

 

 

 

 

 

This week we review Weekend Hats, by Cecile Glowik Macdonald and Melissa Labarre

 

 

 

 

 

And Sew On:(59:51)

Gigi has been sewing on ribbons for the grinch bags. Pinning, sewing pressing

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No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com

 

Black Trillium Fibres is returning to Stitches West this year with fresh new designs from Kirsten Kapur, Sivia Harding &amp; Andrea Mowry, as well as show-exclusive shaded speckles and limited edition kits. We’ll dazzle you with a rainbow of gradient mini-skein packs - 60 color choices in all - and a wealth of speckles, solids, and layered colors on our 100g skeins. So come find your fade, color your world and get inspired in booth 746/748! Knitmore listeners get 10% off when they mention “Gigi” at checkout.

 

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.

 

 

 


Be your own sweetheart, this Valentine's day, and indulge yourself in Lisa Souza's very affordable and fabulous cashmere and cashmere blend yarns and fibers.

 
 

Remember your favorite story from childhood with a fresh, modern kit from Little Skein in the Big Wool. We’ll be at Stitches West with a brand new kit inspired by Beauty and the Beast, and eight brand new yarn colorways inspired by the Enchanted Forest, including exclusive hand-dyed yarn from Voolenvine, Gynx and more. See us at booth 1038, or online at littleskein.com.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:40).

 

Jasmin finished the KitKat hat for Elizabeth (our NICU liaison) out of Knitted Wit’s Be Mine colorway. #yarnlovechallenge. Jasmin mentions her 50lb tub of citric acid

 

Gigi has bound off the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm, out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (Strick Mich! Club).

 

Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowl again!. This is the Frank It Up kit from Black Trillium Fibre, and mentions the clips that keep the knitting neatly rolled up.

 

Gigi is swatching for the Pop blanket out of light worsted in Tess Yarn. Jasmin mentions the Vivid blanket

 

Jasmin has started on the beaded portion of the yoke on the Anna cardigan

 

Gigi is knitting Vanilla socks out of Regia Extra Twist Merino Color. This is her second pair this year.

 

She is knitting a preemie Quynn hat, and two preemie hats in the Kit Kat hat style, and she is organizing her dpns

 

Events:(24:28)

 

We will be attending

- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest: if you're a vendor and want to participate, click the link and fill out the form!

 

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane booth

In Stitches:(29:50)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and 2016 socks, the Lorelei möbius by Sivia Harding, and loves the way it wears. And she wore her Kit Kat hat to the Planned Parenthood march.

 

Jasmin wore her Kit Kat hat. Genevieve wore her cat hat, duck sweater (yoked cardigan), and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat. And his monster pants.

 

Contest:(34:37)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!

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

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.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

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Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Next weeks prize is a skein of sock yarn from Black Trillium Fibres.

 

This weeks winner is MissLavelli, host of Inside Number 23, a knitting and sewing vidcast.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

 

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread in the Knitmore Girls Ravelry group about convention etiquette.

 

Jasmin mentions the movie Memento . Jasmin mentions Specialties for sandwiches.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(39:11)

 

Gigi did Judy’s  amazing cast on for a preemie hat, and managed to get a purl ridge on the top of a Kit Kat hat.

 

Knitting preemie Kit Kat hat, she needed to measure on the cm side, used the inches side to measure.

 

Storing dpns with rubber bands leaves messy residue. She is planning to get more coil needle holders.

 

Review:(45:01)

 

This week we review Heart on My Sleeve collection, by TinCanKnits

 

 

And Sew On:(59:51)

 

Gigi has been organizing the sewing area, and she has been organizing her pile of dpns.

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Beginning_Knitter_-_Episode_416_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com

Black Trillium Fibres is returning to Stitches West this year with fresh new designs from Kirsten Kapur, Sivia Harding &amp; Andrea Mowry, as well as show-exclusive shaded speckles and limited edition kits. We’ll dazzle you with a rainbow of gradient mini-skein packs - 60 color choices in all - and a wealth of speckles, solids, and layered colors on our 100g skeins. So come find your fade, color your world and get inspired in booth 746/748! Knitmore listeners get 10% off when they mention “Gigi” at checkout.

 

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.

   

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Be your own sweetheart, this Valentine's day, and indulge yourself in Lisa Souza's very affordable and fabulous cashmere and cashmere blend yarns and fibers.

 

 

Compassion powers, activate! Now through March 1, Knitcircus is giving away up to $500 for finished shawls and collecting hats for Halos of Hope; use the free Kindness KAL shawl pattern or choose a shawl you like best. Join the fun in the Knitcircus Ravelry Group.

 

 

 

On the Needles:(0:30).

 

Jasmin is working on a KitKat hat for Elizabeth (our NICU liaison) out of Knitted Wit’s Be Mine colorway. #yarnlovechallenge. She is talking about getting short knitting needles from Brittany.

She mentions the lovely bag that Emily from Knitting Butterflies made for Genevieve, and the lovely bag from Little Skein in the Big Wool. Also she is thinking of making dryer balls out of a tender fleece.

 

Gigi is knitting a preemie hat in the Kit Kat hat style.

 

Jasmin has also finished the sleeves to the Anna cardigan, and is nearly done joining them to the body. She wants to finish the Sheep cardigans so the kids can wear them to Stitches.

 

Gigi has picked up Sidewalk sweater out of Venezia Bulky (discontinued yarn). She is fretting about the sleeve decreases. Grown collection by Kate Oates.

 

 Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowl again!

 

Jasmin has been working on the #Yarnlovechallenge. Jasmin loves the Geeky Girls Knit Photo-a-day challenge.

 

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm. Out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (Strick Mich! Club) and is working on the the second side part. It is mostly bound off, she needs to thread beads for the last 5 stitches.

 

In Stitches:(22:05)

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and 2016 socks, and Lorelei möbius by Sivia Harding. She loves the way it wears and wants to knit most of the patterns from the Book of Cowls. Jasmin mentions The Prairie Girls. Gigi mentions Harmonias Rings, we talk about the Seussical, and the Brambleberry cowl 

 

Sam wore the Alien scarf by Debbie Stoller, the Color affection and the daybreak in San Jose sharks colors.

 

Gigi gushes about the Mexican Hot Chocolate colorway by Voolenvine, out of which she wants to knit one of Sivia's designs.


Jasmin wore her Greyhaven hat. Genevieve wore her cat hat, duck sweater (yoked cardigan), Playful Stripes cardigan,and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat.

 

Events:(24:17)

 

We will be attending

- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest: if you're a vendor and want to participate, click the link and fill out the form!

 

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane booth. Jasmin says to bring a tea infuser to Stitches with you.

 

Contest:(28:12)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!

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

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.

 

greenstockings won the King Cake colorway from Mintrain.

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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 episode's prize is a set of Namaste "Oh, SNAP!" bags from A Good Yarn in Sarasota.

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Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread in the Knitmore Girls Ravelry forum about cold feet in wool socks.


We are looking to do gather anecdotal  evidence and data for the Cold Foot experiment: Put a cotton sock on one foot, and a woolen sock on the other foot and tell us if there is a difference in how warm your feet feel.

 

Review:(45:01)

 

This week we review Knit a Square, by Nicky Epstein

Jasmin mentions the Waldorf Knit a Square Bookour interview with Nicky Epstein, Nicky Epstein's books on Edgings, Rebecca Danger's books (her Monster books), Susan B. Anderson, and Mochimochis.

 

Jasmin spun a bit on the Device during Virtual Knit Night.

 

And Sew On:(53:12)

 

Gigi has been working on the Grinch bags, pressing. They are ready for having grosgrain ribbon sewn on. We should conscript Genevieve to put in the drawstrings.

Direct download: Absconding_with_Yarn_-_Episode_415_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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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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Black Trillium Fibres is returning to Stitches West this year with fresh new designs from Sivia Harding & Andrea Mowry, as well as show-exclusive shaded speckles and limited edition kits.  We’ll dazzle you with a rainbow of gradient mini-skein packs - 60 color choices in all - and a wealth of speckles, solids, and layered colors on our 100g skeins.  So come find your fade, color your world and get inspired in booth 746/748!  Knitmore listeners get 10% off when they mention “Gigi” at checkout.
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg   
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.

On the Needles:(0:30)

 

We are waffling on how to present our next mini lesson on steeking: Periscope, Facebook Live or good old-fashioned video tutorial.


We gush about how brilliant Martina Behm, Melanie Berg , Joji Locatelli, and Sally Melville are. We discuss the Einstein coat 
out of The Knit Stitch. And Jasmin laments her lack of. success with the Baby Surprise sweater. Gigi started a new Vanilla sock out of Regia.

 

Jasmin is nearly finished with Genevieve's Gone Astray cardigan.

 

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm.  Out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (Strick Mich! Club) and is working on the the first side part.

 

Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowll again! Jasmin is excited about Bristol Ivy’s Peace de Resistance mitts.

 

Mint Rain, Abstract Fiber, Black TrilliumKnitted Wit, are dyeing colors and donating to excellent charitable organizations.

 

Gigi has been knitting preemie hats, knitting British (throwing).

 

In Stitches:(22:05)

Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and 2016 socks.  Sam wore the Alien scarf by Debbie Stoller

 

Jasmin wore her rainbow dots cowl, cat hat, bifrost scarf . Genevieve wore her cat hat, and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat.

 

Events:(24:17)

 

We will be attending

- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest: if you're a vendor and want to participate, click the link and fill out the form!
 

 

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane booth

 

Contest:(28:12)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!


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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.

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#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.

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

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread in the Knitmore Girls Ravelry group about how to combat moths in clothing .

 

We mention comforter bags from Cleaners Supplies.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(39:11)

 

Jasmin is knitting in the dark, and dropped a stitch. Surprise!

 

Review:(45:01)

 

This week we review  Knitted Animal Nursery, by Fiona Goble

Jasmin mentions Rebecca Danger,  and baby sacks for the SCVMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

 

 

And Sew On:(59:51)

 

Gigi has been working on the Grinch bags, trimming corners.

 
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This episode has been sponsored by

 

 

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.

 

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. 

   

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.

 

 
 

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.

 

On the Needles:(0:30)


Gigi turned 60 on Saturday the 21st, and we attended the Women's March in San Jose. We saw a lot of pink hats. Gigi has been knitting preemie hats.

 

Jasmin is nearly finished with Genevieve's Gone Astray cardigan, and she has cast on the Baa-ble hat. She gushes about Sincere Sheep yarn. She has also knitted in sheep dogs. Gigi mentions Dr Gemma. Jasmin is hoping to sew the steek today.

 

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm, out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (StrickMich! Club)

 

Gigi has been working on the Sidewalk sweater, from the Grown collection, by Kate Oates in Venezia Bulky. She has been working on the sleeves, and is ready to start sleeve decreases. Also, she wanted to check the fit, so she put the sweater on Try it on Tubing, and put it on.

 

Jasmin finished a Kitkat hat for herself for the Women's March on Washington. out of White Birch Fiber Arts “Goth Cat” colorway. (We contacted the organizers of the pink Cat Hat project** for family friendly hashtags, and we got: #craftivism, #CreativeResistance, #HatsForHerstory.)

 

Jasmin has picked up her #BigBadBergalong  Ashburn shawl, and she is thinking of finishing her Viajante as a takealong project.

 

In Stitches:(17:11)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and the handspun cowl. The hand spun cowl is becoming a staple wardrobe piece. It has a number of bright colors with a black background, so it is very versatile. She thinks she should spin some more fiber for cowls. She also wore the Knitmore cowl, 2016 socks, and Jasmin's Bifrost. Jasmin mentions Ply magazine and the article on singles yarn.

 

Sam wore the shadow knitting Alien scarf out of Debbie Stoller's Stitch and Bitch

 

Jasmin wore her 3 color cashmere cowl, cat hat, Bifrost scarf

 

Genevieve wore her cat hat, Hamilknit hat. Rex wore the Quynn hat

 

Events:(23:46)

 

We will be attending

- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

We talk about- #knitmorebuymore #StitchesWest: Take pictures of finished projects with you to Stitches West to participating vendors.

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane Booth.

 

We attended TNNA, a craft show for vendors, and it was marvelous, educational, and exciting.

 

Contest:(31:28)


The Do Some Good Contest, and the Grinchalong are closed for this year,

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are back!

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

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.

 


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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.


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Mother Knows Best:(36:02)

 

This week we answer a question about steeking and converting a cardigan to a one piece construction.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(47:57)

 

Gigi ripped back the bind off and wing that she had knitted to make the Puerto Montt larger.

Also, she split a a stitch a few rows down. She had to drop it down a number of rows and ladder up

 

 

Review:(51:47)

 

This week we review

The Joy of Color by Janine Bajus

Jasmin mentions Carson Demers of Ergo I Knit, who is an ergonomics expert. IS THIS CORRECT?

 

 

And Sew On:(1:07:03)

 

Gigi has been working on the Grinch bags.

Direct download: The_Steeking_Podcast_-_Episode_413_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This episode has been sponsored by

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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.
 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
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. 
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg   
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.
 

 

On the needles:(0:30)

 

Jasmin has been working on the Genevieve's Gone Astray cardigan. Jasmin loves the yarn from sincere Sheep, and she is planning on doing the Baa-ble hat. She so appreciates Boston Jen's support for her doing Goodreader and syncing phone and tablet for apps.

 

Jasmin laments that beading takes along time, even when she uses Oral-B superfloss. She's on the last chart row.

 

And Jasmin spoilered that Sivia Harding has a new cowl design coming up with Black Trillium Fibres.  She is planning to do the perfect buttonhole by Anna Zilboorg (CORRECTION: Book is called Splendid Apparel, not Embellished Knits). The buttonhole is also in Knitting for Anarchists.

 

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm. Out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (Strick Mich! Club) Finished body and started side part1.

 


 Jasmin finished a Cat hat for Genevieve for the Women's March on Washington. out of White Birch Fiber Arts “Royal Cat” colorway. We contacted the organizers of the pink Cat Hat project** for family friendly hashtags, and we got: #craftivism, #CreativeResistance, #HatsForHerstory.

 

She is thinking of finishing her Viajante as a taking along project.

 

 Gigi is working on her own Kit Kat hat out of Quince and Company's Osprey. Gigi has been working on the Sidewalk sweater, from the Grown collection, by Kate Oates in Venezia Bulky. She started the sleeves, two at a time. She loves the way the fabric feels, but it is hard on her hands.

 

Jasmin swatched for the First Light cardigan in Lisa Souza BFL worsted. She has also pulled out yarn to swatch for a vneck boxy by Joji Locatelli. She loves the Ann Budd stitch gauge ruler.

 

Gigi has been knitting preemie hats, and is working on a Kit Kat hat.

 

Genevieve wants to start knitting.

 

XRX is going online and will not be publishing Knitter's Magazine anymore. Stitches events will continue. 

 

In Stitches:(24:05)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, and the handspun cowl. The hand spun cowl is becoming a staple wardrobe piece. It has a number of bright colors with a black background, so it is very versatile. She also wore the Knitmore cowl, 2016 socks, and the Greyhaven hat Boston Jen knit for her.

 

Sam wore the shadow knitting Alien scarf. Out of Debbie Stoller's Stitch and Bitch

 

 

 

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan, and his Sherlock hat.

 

Events:(28:36)

 


We will be attending

 - TNNA 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23

 - Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. 

 

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane Booth.

 

We mention Specialties Sandwiches, which is our go to Stitches lunch choice.

 

 Jasmin mentions Door Dash as a food delivery option. She mentions the amazing restaurants in downtown Sunnyvale, Rok Bistro, Taverna Bistro, and Dishdash. Also Pho Minh. And we have tips for attending Stitches West (and an expense tracker!).

 

Contest: We didn't talk about the contests. Ooops ! (When podcasting attaaaaacks!)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being

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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.


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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:(35:27)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thead, about how to get YouTube podcasts to downcast. If you have a tip, let us know

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:19)

 

Gigi was working on the Puerto Montt, and dropped a stitch where the sides meet, a decrease came undone. She had to tink back two rows and reknit. Also, she misread the instructions, she was supposed to have used up 60% of the yarn. She weighed the yarn she had left, and she had 60% left. Reading comprehension is crucial.

Review:(40:55)

This week we review Cute Critter Crochet, by Maki Oomaci

 

And Sew On:(50:06)

 

Gigi has been working on the Grinch bags. She also mended a pair of leggings, shorts and the Cinderella dress ( from Zulily) for Genevieve.

Direct download: A_Cave_with_WiFi_-_Episode_412_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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