Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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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

 
 

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.

 
 

 

Grab your needles and play some Beatles with Jimmy Beans’ new British Invasion kit! This smashing sampler includes eight different yarns from across the pond, rich with different fibers and textures. The kit also includes the Mosaic Tiles Cowl pattern by Heather Boyd, so you can work up your samples into a cozy colorwork creation. Indulge in new yarns from the U.K. without the commitment of buying full skeins! Head over to jimmybeanswool.com, keywords: British Invasion.

 

Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month! 

Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.

 

See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).

 

Finish your latest project with a custom label from the Sterling Name Tape Company. They offer both woven and printed labels with a low minimum order that are perfect for hobbyists, crafters, and small businesses. Your label can include a logo, care instructions, content info, or any kind of personal message. Visit clothinglabelsbysterling.com to see options and to place your order. And use coupon code “knitmore” during checkout to get 5% off your first order! That’s clothinglabelsbysterling.com

 

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin worked on her Tale as old as Time cowl, while watching the new Jumanji movie

(highly recommend).

 

Gigi, started the Barley light by Tin Can Knits for the NICU.

 

Jasmin is working on her “Frosted” sweater. She’s calling it “Frozen hearts”, because PINK HEARTS.

Jasmin mentions Stitchfiddle. Gigi is contemplating casting on a sweater. Maybe the Flax light.

 

Jasmin finished Andrew’s cashmere watch cap (pt 2) out of the UFO pile. Jasmin mentions

the Jade Sapphire Duo kit from which she knitted a hat for Andrew. The recipe is in episode 460,

the pattern is $1 and goes to Rex’s adventure fund.

 

She ordered custom labels from Clothing labels by Sterling for Andrew. The pattern is available for $1

which goes towards Rex's adventure fund, similar to the tube sock pattern that benefits Genevieve's

adventure fund.

 

Gigi is knitting Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, finished. The other pair is

for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way. She turned the heel, and started a pair for herself.

Also, She is planning to knit another pair out of the purple Patons Kroy she got for Christmas.

Jasmin cast on 20 sts on a pair of Sparkle Pony DK socks (from White Birch Fiber Arts).

 

She kitted up the  Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, it now has needles, and is ready to start.

Gigi is working on the Russell Street Shawl and is on the fourth color.

Jasmin has made progress on her peach hat. (Recipe/pattern soon.)

Kale salad recipe.

Jasmin is talking about wearing a garment to Stitches with Try-It-On-Tubing .

Gigi is working on the Purlbreak shawl, she finished two mini skein stripes.

 

In Stitches:(28:48)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Quynn hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl ,  

Greyhaven hat, Sothia shawl.

 

Jasmin talks about Stephen West's how to wear a shawl video. She also is thrilled with his

Baby You're a Knitter video.

 

Jasmin: Looped Loop cowl is found!

Genevieve: Olivia hat, coronation cardigan. Rex: Quynn hat,

Mouse a cookie sweater. Andrew is wearing his new watch cap.

 

Events:(34:26)

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

Also, Ravellenics are coming up, February 9th -25th.

Training starts next week.

Join Team Sasquatch.

 

Contest:(37:49)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of

originality and delightfulness. #grinchalong is wrapping up. We will announce winners soonish.

Also, #dosomegood.

 

Mother Knows Best:(39:58)

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

citric acid soak. Jasmin mentions Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton

 

When Knitting Attacks:(46:12)

Gigi was working on the Russell Street shawl, dropped an edge stitch, and had to pull back 4 rows to

fix this.

 

Review:(47:52)

This week we review Sweater 101 by Cheryl Brunette

Jasmin suggests combining this with the Amy Herzog books

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(53:36)

Eggnog! Aged eggnog, and bourbon revelation. Michael Ruhlman aged eggnogg recipe,

Outrageous Outgrowns

 

And Sew On:(1:03:30)

Mending G's jeans



 

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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

 

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Grab your needles and play some Beatles with Jimmy Beans’ new British Invasion kit! This smashing sampler includes eight different yarns from across the pond, rich with different fibers and textures. The kit also includes the Mosaic Tiles Cowl pattern by Heather Boyd, so you can work up your samples into a cozy colorwork creation. Indulge in new yarns from the U.K. without the commitment of buying full skeins! Head over to jimmybeanswool.com, keywords: British Invasion.

 

Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month! 

Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.

See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).

 

Every skein and every kit has a story at Little Skein In the Big Wool. This holiday season, step through the wardrobe with us into the Land of Narnia. We have a new hat and mitt kit, squishy Aran yarn in inspired colorways, Narnia-inspired project bags and more at littleskein.com.

 

Finish your latest project with a custom label from the Sterling Name Tape Company. They offer both woven and printed labels with a low minimum order that are perfect for hobbyists, crafters, and small businesses. Your label can include a logo, care instructions, content info, or any kind of personal message. Visit clothinglabelsbysterling.com to see options and to place your order. And use coupon code “knitmore” during checkout to get 5% off your first order! That’s clothinglabelsbysterling.com

 

 

On the Needles:(0:45)

Gigi is knitting Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, finished..the other pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana colorway. She turned the heel, and started a pair for herself.

 

Jasmin stared her “Frosted” sweater. She’s calling it “Frozen hearts”, because PINK HEARTS. Jasmin mentions the Zing needles, and Knitter's Pride Cables.

 

Gigi rinsed the yarn for the Russell Street Shawl and balled it up, she only needs to need to pick needles. She rinsed the yarn for the Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, balled it up, it needs needles.

 

Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl. Gigi finished her Sockhead cowl out of Knitcircus gradient Greatest of Ease 150, merino, nylon, 600 yds.

 

Jasmin pulled Andrew’s cashmere watch cap (pt 2) out of the UFO pile.

Jasmin mentions the Jade Sapphire Duo kit from which she knitted a hat for Andrew. She gives her recipe for watch caps. She is ordering labels from Clothing labels by Sterling.

 

Gigi is working on the Purlbreak shawl, she started the stripes.

Jasmin started a peach hat.

Gigi finished a preemie hat, and started a new one out of Kroy.

 

In Stitches:(17:33)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Quynn hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl ,  

Jasmin: Greyhaven hat, bulky green cowl, Genevieve: Olivia hat, little oak cardigan, coronation cardigan. Rex: Quynn hat, Mouse a cookie sweater. Andrew is wearing his watch cap.

 

Events:(26:49)

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(27:41)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness. #grinchalong. We will announce winners soonish.

Jasmin mentions AnnTudor stitchmarkers.

Also, #dosomegood.

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:58)

This week we encourage you to make lists.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:47)

Gigi was binding off the Sockhead cowl

 

Review:(42:58)

This week we review Cold Weather Crochet by Marly Bird

Jasmin mentions the polygon blanket.

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(53:36)

Matching PJs! Decorating the tree! ALL THE HOLIDAY SPECIALS!

Jasmin mentioned Hanna Andersson pajamas.

Andrew's hot toddy recipe. Jasmin mentions Coquitos and Punition cookies.

 

Straw Into Gold:(58:56)

Jasmin spins on the Device of Questionable Origin at the end of the day to unwind. Abby batt, superwash targhee from “a star is shorn”, black forest cupcakes. (Article about spinning for socks via interweave by Debbie Held

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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

 
 
 

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.

 

Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!

 

Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month! 

Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.

See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).

 

 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!

 

Finish your latest project with a custom label from the Sterling Name Tape Company. They offer both woven and printed labels with a low minimum order that are perfect for hobbyists, crafters, and small businesses. Your label can include a logo, care instructions, content info, or any kind of personal message. Visit clothinglabelsbysterling.com to see options and to place your order. And use coupon code “knitmore” during checkout to get 5% off your first order! That’s clothinglabelsbysterling.com

 

On the Needles:(0:37)

Jasmin stared her “Frosted” sweater. She’s calling it “Frozen hearts”, because PINK HEARTS.

She also mentions Plum Deluxe Tea. Jasmin mentions the Lina hat.

 

Gigi is knitting 2 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, the other pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way. Turned the heel

 

Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl. Gigi is working on her Sockhead cowl out of Knitcircus gradient Greatest of Ease 150, merino, nylon, 600 yds.

 

Gigi rinsed the yarn for the Russell Street Shawl and balled it up, she only needs to need to pick needles.

She rinsed the yarn for the Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, balled it up, it needs needles.

She is working on the Purlbreak shawl, she started the stripes.

Preemie hat in Barley pattern out of leftover sock yarn finished, new hat out of Kroy started.

 

In Stitches:(10:19)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Quynn hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl , the Knitmoregirls cowl  and the Sothia shawl.

Jasmin and Gigi talk about making some designs by Sivia Harding, particularly Harmonia's Rings.

Jasmin: resistance hat, bulky green cowl, 3 color cashmere cowl, breezy cardigan. Genevieve: Olivia hat, little oak cardigan. Rex: and Quynn hat, Mouse a cookie sweater.

 

 

Jasmin mentions the Prairie Girls podcast

 

Events:(28:09)

 

Contest:(28:50)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

#grinchalong

Jasmin mentions AnnTudor stitchmarkers

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:09)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? about hats to sleep in.

We mention the Quynn hat, the Knit Girllls podcast, Alison Hyde's Wrapped in Comfort.

 

Jasmin mentions the Jade Sapphire Duo kit from which she knitted a hat for Andrew.

And she suggests Bison Merino blend for luxury touches.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:04)

Gigi was kitchenering the toe of the Vanilla is the New Black sock and dropped a stitch.  It ran.  

 

Review:(42:58)

This week we review Slow Knitting, by Hannah Thiessen

Jasmin mentions the Einstein coat, Llama llama gram and grandpa. and Shari from Morro Fleece works

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(55:50)

Decorations  and cookies. The Kids have been reading BB8 on the Run!

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:01:22)

Jasmin spins at the end of the day to unwind.

 

And Sew On:(1:03:19)

Gigi sewed both shoulder seams. Set in both sleeves. Hemmed the cuffs, sewed in bias tape

measured Genevieve's wrists for elastic, and sewed in the elastic.

 

 

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
 
 
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.
 
Today's show is brought to you by HelloFresh. Visit hellofresh.com and use promo code “knitmore30” to save $30 off your first week of deliveries.
 
Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!
 
 
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.
 
 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!
 
 

Every skein and every kit has a story at Little Skein In the Big Wool. This holiday season, step through the wardrobe with us into the Land of Narnia. We have a new hat and mitt kit, squishy Aran yarn in inspired colorways, Narnia-inspired project bags and more at littleskein.com.

 


Finish your latest project with a custom label from the Sterling Name Tape Company. They offer both woven and printed labels with a low minimum order that are perfect for hobbyists, crafters, and small businesses. Your label can include a logo, care instructions, content info, or any kind of personal message. Visit clothinglabelsbysterling.com to see options and to place your order. And use coupon code “knitmore” during checkout to get 5% off your first order! That’s clothinglabelsbysterling.com

 

 

On the Needles:(0:44)

 

The If You give a Mouse a Cookie sweater for Rex is FINISHED! We mention If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie and If You Take a Mouse To The Movies.

Jasmin mentions the OXO sweater dryer.

 

Jasmin finished Gigi’s cashmere scarf, and needs to full Andrew’s cashmere scarf. He bought a fancy lucite fulling plunger. Jasmin has Video One, and Video Two where she fulls some handspun yak. Then she will sew on the embroidered labels from Sterling, which Julie did the design for.

 

Gigi is knitting 2 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, the other pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way.

Also, she has picked some grey Regia, to make a pair for herself. They will need modifications for optimal fit.

 

Jasmin found an amazing sweater to knit from Tellybeanknits with Must Stash Yarn

 

Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl. She is thinking of weaving Genevieve's scarf. Gigi is working on her Sockhead cowl out of Knitcircus gradient Greatest of Ease 150, merino, nylon, 600 yds.

 

Gigi rinsed the yarn for the Russell Street Shawl and balled it up.

She rinsed the yarn for the Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, balled it up

She is working on the Purlbreak cowl.

Preemie hat in Barley pattern out of leftover sock yarn.

 

In Stitches:(20:26)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl , the knitmoregirls cowl

 

Jasmin: hamilknit hat, resistance hat, tangled yoke cardigan, 3 color cashmere cowl, breezy cardigan. Genevieve: Olivia hat, little oak cardigan. Rex: Landon cardigan, and Quynn hat, welcome to the flock cardigan, and the blue Playful Stripes cardigan.

 

Events:(25:03)January 6th

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(25:34)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

Jasmin mentions AnnTudor stitchmarkers

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:49)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? about bags. Jasmin mentions Coach and Kate Spade bags. Jasmin mentions Petunia Picklebottom.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:40)

Gigi was bored with her knitting, and wanted to cast on something cheerful, balled up the yarn for the Purlbreak cowl out of Oink Pigments. Ballwinder wound the yarn on the bias last week. Started knitting and it was a case of acute yarn barf. Took two sessions to untangle

 

Review:(40:33)

This week we review The Geometry of Hand Sewing, by Natalie Chanin

Gigi wonders about pouncing powder.

 

And Sew On:(51:47)

Gigi sewed shoulder seams with Genevieve. Couldn't see what she was doing, seams turned out crooked. Pulled the seams out. She stitched the rows for setting in the sleeve. Set in one sleeve. She finds that she needs to do more sewing.

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(55:50)

 

Deck those halls! Piano music. Easy Piano book



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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
 
 
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.
 
Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!
 
Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month! 
Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.
See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).

Finish your latest project with a custom label from the Sterling Name Tape Company. They offer both woven and printed labels with a low minimum order that are perfect for hobbyists, crafters, and small businesses. Your label can include a logo, care instructions, content info, or any kind of personal message. Visit clothinglabelsbysterling.com to see options and to place your order. And use coupon code “knitmore” during checkout to get 5% off your first order! That’s clothinglabelsbysterling.com
 

 

On the Needles:(0:38)

 

 

Gigi is knitting 2 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, still trying to get a fitting, the other pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way. Also, she has picked some grey Regia, to make a pair for herself. They will need modifications for optimal hit.

 

Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl. She is thinking of weaving Genevieve's scarf. Gigi has started her Sockhead cowl out of Knitcircus Greatest of Ease 150, merino, nylon, 600 yds. This is a Gradient.

 

Jasmin finished Andrews cashmere scarf. He bought a fancy lucite fulling plunger. Jasmin has Video One, and Video Two where she fulls some handspun yak. Then she will sew on the embroidered labels from Sterling, which Julie did the design for.

Gigi rinsed the yarn for the Russell Street Shawl.

 

She also balled up the main color for a Purlbreak shawl.

Gigi just got a bag of preemie hats that the weaving-in-fairy just finished.

 

In Stitches:(24:30)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl

 

Jasmin: hamilknit hat, resistance hat, mondo cable cardi, breezy cardigan. Genevieve: Olivia hat. Rex: Landon cardigan, and Quynn hat, and the blue Playful Stripes cardigan.

 

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Do Some Good contest. November 23rd to January 6th

Jasmin mentioned the IRC, the International Rescue Committee.

 

Contest:(28:42)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

 

We closed the  "I Blame the Knitmores " contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.

Contest responses needed to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread.

Do some good has started!

 

Mother Knows Best:(35:00)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? thread, about Carson Demer's new book (linked below).

Jasmin mentions our Interview with Carson Demers

 

When Knitting Attacks:(40:50)

Gigi was bored with her knitting, and wanted to cast on something cheerful, balled up the yarn for the Purlbreak out of Oink Pigments. Ballwinder needs adjusting, it wound the yarn on the bias

 

Review:(44:09)

This week we review Knitting Comfortably, by Carson Dermers

 

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(49:29)

 

 

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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

 
 

Once a year, Black Trillium Fibres offers you the chance to get 25% off your entire purchase. So if you’re looking for gifts for all your crafty pals, or you need a sweater’s worth of gradients, now’s the time! November 24th through 28th, use the discount code ‘BFCM17’ to get that special something for a bit less.

 
 

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.

 

Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!

 

Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month! 

Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.

See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).

 

 

At Little Skein, we start our holidaying on the day after Thanksgiving (and never before). Join us for our biggest shop update of the year. ALL of our most popular kits will be back in stock, together with a brand new kit for the holidays inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia. Join us beginning Friday at littleskein.com.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:31)

ONE MINUTE UPDATE: SAM PASSED THE BAR!

 

The If You give a Mouse a Cookie sweater for Rex, the body is done, Jasmin has started the sleeves.

 

We mention If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie and If You Take a Mouse To The Movies .

 

Gigi is knitting 2 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, the other pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way.

 

Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl.

 

The knitting group is working on a Welcome blanket for refugees. International Rescue Committee  out of Berrocco Comfort worsted from Jimmy Beans.  

 

Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and baby Barleys for the NICU.

Jasmin is planning to set up the Head to Toe Project over Thanksgiving.

 

In Stitches:(8:25)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl,

Gran's hug and the Fancy Zebra cowl,

Jasmin: hamilknit hat, resistance hat, mondo cable cardi Genevieve: Olivia hat. Rex: Welcome to the Flock cardigan, Baa-ble hat.

Jasmin mentions the  Goodreader app.

 

BEHIND THE WOOL PROMO!

 

Events:(12:19)

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Do Some Good contest. November 23rd to January 6th

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(14:44)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

New Prize: Lolo Body Bars, Red Clover, Deep forest WINNER: KnitToBeNice

We have a new contest:The  "I Blame the Knitmores " contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.

Contest responses need to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread. It will continue until November 23rd.

 

Mother Knows Best:(17:26)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? thread, about what to do with leftover sock yarn, such as preemie hats for the head to toe project. Jasmin mentions her favorite author of Siren and Zombie literature, Mira Grant/ Seanan McGuire

Gigi asks about I Zombie .

 

When Knitting Attacks:(25:49)

Gigi was bored with her knitting, and wanted to cast on something cheerful, like the Spice market or some other colorful shawl. But the yarn is not rinsed yet.  

Lack of Internet got in the way of knitting the sockhead cowl.

 

Review:(46:14)

This week we review: Tudor Roses, reprint, by Alice Starmore

Jasmin mentions the Original Tudor Roses

 

Short Rows:

 

Genevieve talks about weaving on the Cricket loom, and sewing with her Gramzie.

 

 

 
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Black Trillium Fibres wants to add that extra little bit of fun to your holidays this year, so we’ve put together a special Happy Holidays kit for knitters! With an exclusive yarn color, a brand new pattern from Kirsten Kapur, an adorable accessory from JaMpdx and a splendid project bag from ErinLane, we’ve got you covered. These kits are extremely limited, and begin shipping soon. Cheers!

 
Today's show is brought to you by HelloFresh. Visit hellofresh.com and use promo code “knitmore30” to save $30 off your first week of deliveries.
 
 
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.


 
 
 
No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com
 
 
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.
 
 
Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month! 
Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.
See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).
 

 

On the Needles:(0:41)

Jasmin has swatched for her Frozen Hearts sweater (modified Frost sweater by Lisa Ross).

She was listening to the "Behind the Wool" podcast. She has found an additional use for her giant ball of Aunt Lydia's crochet cotton.

She mentions the Landon sweater she knitted for Rex out of Boy's Knits by Katya Frankel, and the If You give a Mouse a Cookie sweater for Rex. The back is done, the front is at the neck.

 

Gigi is knitting 4 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, the second sock getting close to the toe, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings, done . She also had cast on another pair of socks and tried the cuff on Sam. It fits, and will become another pair of Vanilla is the New Black socks.out of Regia in the Havana colorway. Jasmin mentions a Ninja Turtle hat.

 

Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and baby Barleys for the NICU.

Jasmin is planning to set up the Head to Toe Project over Thanksgiving. She mentions the Red Hat Project. Little Hats, Big Hearts

 

Jasmin has finished and blocked the Baa-ble hat #1, and Baa-ble hat #2 is waiting on an earflap pattern. Genevieve wants short ribbing and earflaps. Jasmin is working on the Tale as old as Time cowl.

 

In Stitches:(17:53)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Citron with the beaded bind off, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl.

Jasmin: hamilknit hat, Genevieve: Olivia hat. Rex: Lionheart hoodie, Jasmin mentions the Welcome to the Flock cardigan.

 

She Can Make promo!

 

Events:(20:17)

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Jasmin mentions Ann Tudor's amazing Grinches.

Do Some Good contest. November 23rd to January 6th

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(25:57)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

New Prize: Lolo Body Bars, Red Clover, Deep forest

We have a new contest:The  "I Blame the Knitmores " contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.

Contest responses need to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread. It will continue until November 23rd.

 

Mother Knows Best:(34:26)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? thread, on how to get sock mojo.

Jasmin reminisces about Fancy Image Yarn. She mentions Lara Neel's sock book, clear Converse sneakers, and clear rainboots from Skacel

 

Jasmin likes White Birch yarn. Also #OperationSockDrawer on instagram. How do you jump start your sock mojo?

 

Review:(46:14)

This week we review:

Seed Stitch beyond knit 1, purl 1

By Rosemary Drysdale

 

And Sew On:(55:28)

Jasmin hand sews velcro on shoes.

She used a Thimble it

Gigi is enjoying her sewing space.  

She started on side seams for this years Grinch- Along bags

 

Gigi made plans for weekly sewing sessions with Genevieve.

 

We worked on stay stitching together. Looking at Burda instructions, this pattern does not have a lay out schematic, sewed pleats into front of dress, sewed center back seam, prepped for zipper.

 

 



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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

 
 

Want to hear about Black Trillium Fibres’ collaboration with JamPDX, ErinLane Bags & Kirsten Kapur? Our holiday kit is coming soon! Need more information about the Frosted Sweater, Pretentious by Karen Whooley or our Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials? It’s all in our newsletter!

 
No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.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.
 

Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!

 
Little Skein has a brand new kit in the shop beginning on Saturday. The “Salutations” shawl kit is our tribute to the sweet and moving story of Charlotte's Web, where a humble, terrific and radiant pig makes a true friend in Charlotte, grows up, and learns how to say goodbye. We have a new gradient yarn, a gorgeous pattern from Melanie Berg, sentimental project bags and more at littleskein.com.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and baby Barleys for the NICU.

 

Jasmin has gotten her yarn for her Frozen Hearts sweater (modified Frost sweater by Lisa Ross) and is finally ready to swatch. She mentions the Sweetheart sweater.

 

Gigi is knitting 4 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks, one out of Patons Kroy, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings . She also had cast on another pair of socks and tried the cuff on Sam. It fits, and will become another pair of Vanilla is the new black socks out of Regia in the Havana colorway.

 

Jasmin has finished the Baa-ble hat #1, and cast on Baa-ble hat #2. Genevieve wants short ribbing and earflaps. Jasmin is working on the Tale as old as Time cowl.

 

In Stitches:(10:15)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, a Hitchhiker and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl.

Jasmin: mentions Lise from the Knitting Rose, and we got Footprints for each of us. Frosted hat, resistance hat, hamilknit hat,Rainbow dots cowl. She mentions the Sockhead cowl. Genevieve: Olivia hat, Elsa gloves, Elsa sweater. Rex: Lionheart hoodie, Jasmin mentions the SPAKAL

 

Events:(19:47)

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Yarnstories podcast promo!

 

Contest:(24:04)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

New Prize: Black Trillium Lilt “Chennai” WINNER:

We have a new contest:The  "I Blame the Knitmores " Contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.

Contest responses need to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread. It will continue until November 23rd.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:10)

This week we talk about something Gigi used to tell Jasmin when she was a teenager, "Clean up and you’ll find what you’re missing", + bonus, cleaned up area. (Sexist sewing machine manual)

Jasmin mentions Crystal nail files.

  • Full in full out
  • Modeling for others in your house

 

When Knitting Attacks:(40:33)

Gigi was working on Sam's socks during knitting group, decided to make the legs an inch longer. She totally forgot that the heel starts 2 inches sooner on these than with afterthought heels. Now they look like knee highs. She finished the heel turn, and now she is 5 stitches short.

 

Review:(30:22)

This week we review:

How To Knit, by Leslie Ann Bestor

Jasmin mentions the new Susan B. Anderson Book (Kids Knitting Workshop), Gigi also likes the Knitters companion.

 

Straw into Gold:(48:42)
SPINNING! Inspired by Spinzilla, Jasmin is spinning her Family Hiro sweaters. She spun for 2 hours/1 oz/29grams. At this rate, they’ll be done eventually. Spun on the Infinite Twist Acadia and the QO Device.

 

And Sew On:(51:34)

Gigi dusted and vacuumed her sewing space.  She found some things that had gone missing.

She hung the water reservoir for the Gravity feed iron on a cannibalized hook from a belt hanger.

Sewed all the horizontal seams for this years grinch along bags

We cut the paper pattern for Genevieve's corduroy dress.

 

Gigi talks about grain line, and there was a straightening edges mishap. We have a solution, did some cutting, and made plans for weekly sessions.

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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 at Vogue Knitting Live November 3rd through 5th in booth 227. We’ll be showing off great new projects from Kirsten Kapur and Karen Whooley, as well as the fabulous Frosted sweater by Lisa Ross, and of course we’ll have gradients and other hand-dyed goodies. Come check out our show-exclusive color, Winchester, and don’t forget to mention the Knitmore Girls Podcast for a special discount!

 

 
No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.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.
 
Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!
 
Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month!
Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.
See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).

 

 

On the Needles:(0:36)

Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and one baby Barleys for the NICU

Jasmin finished test knitting the Frosted Top for Lisa Ross out of Lisa Souza Supersport. (Enjoy this pattern for FREE with code FROZEN through November 3, 2017! To get the matching sweater for 40% OFF, click here and use code FROZEN (in a separate transaction))

 

Also, Genevieve needs to draw a ponytail hat for her mom to knit.

 

Gigi is knitting 3 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks, one out of Patons Kroy, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings . I also had cast on another pair of socks. I have to try the cuff on Sam. If it fits, it will become another pair of Vanilla is the new black socks.

 

Jasmin is almost finished with the Baa-ble hat #1.

Gigi finished weaving in ends of the  Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket.

 

Jasmin is working on the Tale as old as Time cowl, and she really likes the new quilt clips

Gigi blocked the Mishke last week. It is warm and cuddly.

 

We need to figure out what to do about the beautiful buttons that snag the knitting on the Girl's Victorian coat.

Jasmin also has a Vanilla is the New Black sock on the needles.

Jasmin is planning a Frosted sweater for herself. With hearts.

We are planning for next year and also thinking about an engagement survey.

 

Events:(11:37)

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(13:47)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

New Prize: Black Trillium Lilt “Chennai”

We have a new contest:The  "I Blame the Knitmores " Contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.

Contest responses need to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread. It will continue until November 23rd.

 

Mother Knows Best:(18:26)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?” thread, about blocking order of operations. Jasmin references Amy Herzog

 

When Knitting Attacks:(22:46)

Gigi could not find her 4th dpn. Also, she missed a decrease row on the crown of a hat.

 

Review:(30:22)

This week we review

Point/Counterpoint Vol 3, by Mary Hull (Kino Knits) and Clare Devine.

 

Gigi thinks that Socks on a Plane would coordinate well with the mitts.

 

Straw into Gold:(37:25)
SPINNING! Inspired by Spinzilla, Jasmin is spinning her Family Hiro sweaters. 2 hours/1 oz/29grams. At this rate, they’ll be done eventually. Spun on the Infinite Twist Acadia and the QO Device.

 

And Sew On:(44:43)

Gigi organized her sewing space.  She read a great article in this month’s Threads magazine on

5 ways to get a custom fitting pattern

 

Pinned interfacing to lining

 

 

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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.

 

 
 
 

No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

 
 

Today's show is brought to you by HelloFresh. Visit hellofresh.com and use promo code “knitmore30” to save $30 off your first week of deliveries.

 

Are you a Northern California resident in need of a yarn fix? If so, hop on Jimmy’s Biggest

Little Tour Bus! On November 4 th , a chartered bus will pick up passengers in the Bay Area and

Sacramento Valley to journey to Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno. Once there, you’ll spend an

exciting day shopping Jimmy’s 22,000 square foot warehouse, meeting big names in the

industry, taking classes and, of course, knitting till you drop! For the full itinerary and pick-up

locations, head to jimmybeanswool.com, keyword: bus tour.

 

Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month!
Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.
See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).
 
Here you go: Rhinebeck: It’s home to the famous New York Sheep and Wool Festival, and Rhinebeck weekend is quickly approaching. During the third weekend of October, whether you are AT Rhinebeck or just wishing you were there, join us at littleskein.com for a special Rhinebeck-inspired collection. We have Rhinebeck-colored yarn, project bags in brand new fabrics, and more.
 

 

On the Needles:(0:41)

Jasmin finished test knitting the Frosted Top for Lisa Ross out of Lisa Souza Supersport.

Jasmin mentions Knit Aid.

Jasmin also mentions the Elsa sweater.

Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and two baby Barleys for the NICU

Jasmin is thinking of making barley soup in her Insta-pot.

 

Jasmin is almost finished with the Baa-ble hat #1.

 

Gigi is knitting 3 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks, one out of Patons Kroy, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings .

Jasmin also has a Vanilla is the New Black sock on the needles.

 

Gigi started weaving in ends of the  Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket.

Gigi blocked the Mishke.

 

Jasmin is working on the Tale as old as Time cowl, and she really likes the new quilt clips

 

We need to figure out what to do about the beautiful buttons that snag the knitting on the Girl's Victorian coat.

They are trying to figure out an efficient system for blocking lots of squares.

 

Jasmin is planning a Frosted sweater for herself. She mentions Tin Can Knits.

 

Events:(23:35)

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Promo for InaSknit

 

Contest:(24:53)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

New Prize: 2 Lolo body bars: Juicy Pear and Blackberry Sage. The winner is KristinBietsch.

We have a new contest:The  "I Blame the Knitmores " Contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.

Contest responses need to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread. It will continue until November 23rd.

 

Mother Knows Best:(37:10)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?” thread, about knitting for enthusiastic recipients. Jasmin mentions photoshop, and Tin Can Knits designs, and the Playful Stripes.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(45:35)

Jasmin mentions Patton Oswalt Annihilation.

 

Purloined:

This week we are purloining  Netflix and Knit from the Backstage Knitting Podcast, hosted by Bethany and Anna.

Oue favorite Halloween movies

Hocus Pocus

It's the Great Pumkin, Charlie Brpwn

Mr Boogedy

The Halloween That Almost Wasn't

E.T.

Jasmin mentions Common Sense Media

Let us know your favorite Halloween Movies!

Sam and I are planning our Christmas movies, which  we will not discuss until after Halloween.

 

Review:(53:47)

This week we review

Double or Nothing by Alasdair Post-Quinn

 

And Sew On:(58:55)

 

Gigi was sewing on the New Look midriff dress. She clean finished the lace insert, and accidentally sewed the back together wrong, instead of center back, she sewed side seams together.

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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

 

 

For a FREE EXTRA month of BarkBox, visit barkbox.com/knitmore  when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan.

 
 

No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

 
 

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.

 

Grab your needles and play some Beatles with Jimmy Beans’ new British Invasion kit! This smashing sampler includes eight different yarns from across the pond, rich with different fibers and textures. The kit also includes the Mosaic Tiles Cowl pattern by Heather Boyd, so you can work up your samples into a cozy colorwork creation. Indulge in new yarns from the U.K. without the commitment of buying full skeins! Head over to jimmybeanswool.com, keywords: British Invasion.

 
 

Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month!

Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.

See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).

 

One minute health and fire update

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin is test knitting the Frosted Top for Lisa Ross out of Lisa Souza Supersport.

Jasmin mentions Marly Bird's Fair Isle tutorial.

Gigi is knitting 3 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks, one out of Patons Kroy, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings .

 

Jasmin picked up the Baa-ble hat while she was waiting for the Elsa Blue.

 

Genevieve tried on the Girl's Victorian coat.We need to figure out what to do aboit the beautiful buttons that snag the knitting.

 

Gigi started weaving in ends of the  Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket.

 

The Knitmores are trying to figure out an efficient system for blocking lots of squares.

Gigi finished blocking her shawl from the Knitalong! This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread. The Knitmores are trying to figure out an efficient system for blocking lots of squares.

 

Jasmin found small quilt clips and really likes them.

Jasmin has been commissioned to knit a ponytail hat for Genevieve.

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl.

Sam needs a few hats.

Events:(19:59)

PIQF recap. Jasmin mentions Turn

Jasmin found a light for her Featherweight.

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(33:46)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

Jasmin is cooking up a new contest, TBA.

New Prize: 2 Lolo body bars: Juicy Pear and Blackberry sage. Winner announced in episode 452

 

Mother Knows Best:(37:10)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?” thread, about swatching for colorfastness. Jasmin describes the process in a blog post. She mentions Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton

 

When Knitting Attacks:(45:32)

Gigi overshot the point to start heel increases for one sock, and had to tink back for five rows

 

Review:(49:34)

This week we review: Elemental Collection and Circled by Woolly Wormhead

 

Gigi mentions Woolly Wormhead's Mystery KAL CANT FIND THE LINK!

 

And Sew On:(58:55)

Gigi took the Edge Finishing class at PIQF

 

 

 

 

 
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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
 
 
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.
 
 
No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com
 
 
 
Grab your needles and play some Beatles with Jimmy Beans’ new British Invasion kit! This smashing sampler includes eight different yarns from across the pond, rich with different fibers and textures. The kit also includes the Mosaic Tiles Cowl pattern by Heather Boyd, so you can work up your samples into a cozy colorwork creation. Indulge in new yarns from the U.K. without the commitment of buying full skeins! Head over to jimmybeanswool.com, keywords: British Invasion.

 
 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 Rhinebeck? Come visit our booth at Rhinebeck: 11&12 in Building C and we have beautiful new yarns, including Baby Camel/silk fingering and Nyam Merino/cashmere!
 
Here you go: Rhinebeck: It’s home to the famous New York Sheep and Wool Festival, and Rhinebeck weekend is quickly approaching. During the third weekend of October, whether you are AT Rhinebeck or just wishing you were there, join us at littleskein.com for a special Rhinebeck-inspired collection. We have Rhinebeck-colored yarn, project bags in brand new fabrics, and more.

 

 

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Jasmin is excited about her knitting! She loves fair isle. She is test knitting a hat with snowflakes, and Rex has requested one, too.  And Genevieve has requested a sweater to go with the sweater as well. Jasmin mentions gradient kits from Black Trillium.

Jasmin is test knitting the Frosted Top for Lisa Ross out of Lisa Souza Supersport.

 

She picked up the Baa-ble hat.

 

Gigi finished knitting her shawl from the Knitalong! This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread. Gigi is looking for a new project to knit. Planning to knit Stephen West’s new updated garterstitch daybreak, called the Purlbreak , in a color gradient  from Oink Pigments, with a neutral background color.  

 

Gigi finished the last bit of weaving in of ends of the Sidewalk Sweater.

 

And Genevieve tried on the Mini Water's Edge cardigan.

 

Gigi had found some finished blanket square that need to be blocked to a ten inch size . The Knitmores are trying to figure out an efficient system for blocking lots of squares.

Genevieve tried on the Girl's Victorian coat.

The buttons are catching on the fabric, and we need to come up with a solution.

Jasmin is working on Baa-ble hats for the kids.

 

Gigi excavated in Area 51 and found a red pre ravelry project to finish.

Finished weaving in all the ends on Mishke cardigan, which now needs to be blocked

Gigi finished three Barley hats out of Alpenglow Yarn .

Gigi was making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

The neon green, yellow, tomato red, orange, petroleum blue, dark lavender and sapphire blue are done.  She was working on teal. Two more colors are left. She ran out of background grey. (This project is on hold until we get more yarn.)

Gigi started weaving in ends. 4 ends per piece..

 

Sam asked for a hat to match his beard.The yarn is Alto From Abstract Fiber,

in the Bumble pattern.

 

Events:(24:55)

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(29:33)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

Jasmin is cooking up a new contest, TBA.

New Prize: a skein of A Hundred Ravens Iachos in “Starry Night” winner: wzrdreams

 

Mother Knows Best:(32:59)

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

about project prep for baby/surgery/etc. Jasmin recommends the kits from Infinite Twist.

Jasmin mentions Jimmy Beans. Jasmin wants to know: What is your recovery knitting?

 

When Knitting Attacks:(47:33)

Gigi had cast on socks for Sam. They are too loose, need to be frogged.

Twilight zone needle hunt

 

Review:(52:39)

This week we review: 60 More Baby Blankets

 

And Sew On:(1:01:45)

Gigi is working on the dress with the A line skirt and midriff detail.  New Look pattern 6447

Gigi sewed the darts and the lace bit. Needs to press.

 

 
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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

 
 

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.

 
 

No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

 
 

Get ready for Spinzilla with Savage Blends by The Homestead Hobbyist. Unique and thrilling blends, beautiful color palettes, and best of all, the fiber drafts itself—so you’ll spin miles of yarn in no time. Find your favorite Savage Blend at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.

 

Grab your needles and play some Beatles with Jimmy Beans’ new British Invasion kit! This smashing sampler includes eight different yarns from across the pond, rich with different fibers and textures. The kit also includes the Mosaic Tiles Cowl pattern by Heather Boyd, so you can work up your samples into a cozy colorwork creation. Indulge in new yarns from the U.K. without the commitment of buying full skeins! Head over to jimmybeanswool.com, keywords: British Invasion.

 

 

 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 Rhinebeck? Come visit our booth at Rhinebeck: 11&12 in Building C and we have beautiful new yarns, including Baby Camel/silk fingering and Nyam Merino/cashmere!

 

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Jasmin mentions Dr Gemma of the Cogknitive podcast.

 

Jasmin mentions Danie of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin podcast, who dyes yarn. She ordered yarn from her, to knit the Boxy Chevron sweater by Susanne Sommer out of One Twisted Tree in “Take the Watch”, “Chaotic Neutral” and “Shrewd Lady Mary”.

 

Jasmin mentions the sheep sweaters, the Welcome to the Flock, and Totally Flocked for Genevieve.

 

Gigi finished knitting her shawl from the Knitalong! This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread. Gigi was using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app.

 

Gigi found some finished blanket square that need to be blocked to a ten inch size . She talked to Bethany from the Backstage Knitting podcast about sizing for squares.

 

Jasmin is making good progress on her Vanilla is the New Black socks in Knitmona "Creepy Crawlers" self-striping. Gigi cast on a  pair of Vanilla is the New Black out of Regia in an ombre stripe on Sock Rockets.

 

Gigi is knitting a Barley hat out of Alpenglow Yarn . Sam asked for a hat to match his beard and we are looking for the right yarn. Gigi finished another shark colored baby hat in Shark's colors.

Jasmin pulled out a sweater out of the UFO area, the Little Pole, which she is knitting on Knitters Pride Zing Needles. Gigi mentions the Knitters Pride Nova needles. And Jasmin loves their color coded cables.

 

Gigi was making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

The neon green, yellow, tomato red, orange, petroleum blue, dark lavender and sapphire blue are done.  She was working on teal. Two more colors are left. She ran out of background grey. (This project is on hold until we get more yarn.)

 

Events:(20:46)

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(23:08)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

New Prize: a skein of A Hundred Ravens Iachos in “Starry Night

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:20)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?” thread. about  how we got into podcasting.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:44)

Gigi messed up the #3partharmonyKAL. Purling on a knit row. Tink!

 

Also, she ran short of main color, and had to leave out last three rows before bind off. She  had to tink back the bind off row.

 

Jasmin found that she should administer fish oil pills AFTER knitting.

 

Gigi blocked her giant Aeolian shawl.  she looked at finished projects on ravelry and decided to block it with 5 points. She used blocking wires. Stretched it as far as she could. The shawl did not cooperate with having each tip blocked into 5 points

 

She had started a U turn sock out of Patons Kroy.  Yarn needed a plainer pattern. Frogged!

 

Purloined (44:52)

This week we are Purloining from the Backstage Knitting podcast hosted by Bethany and Anna. Jasmin and Genevieve went to see The Little Mermaid at the local theatre.

 

Review:(47:27)

This week we review: A Stash of One’s Own by Clara Parkes

 

And Sew On:(54:36)

Gigi is working on the dress with the A line skirt and midriff detail.  New Look pattern 6447

Gigi picked up ¼ yard of black lace for the slip, and pressed the stay stitching

Also, Gigi cut the fabric for this years Grinchmas bags.

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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
 
 
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.
 
 
No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

Get ready for Spinzilla with Savage Blends by The Homestead Hobbyist. Unique and thrilling blends, beautiful color palettes, and best of all, the fiber drafts itself—so you’ll spin miles of yarn in no time. Find your favorite Savage Blend at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.
 
Join Little Skein for an Outlander celebration. Our new shawl kit, Time Traveler, is in the shop now, with an inspired shawl pattern, exclusive yarn colorways and more. Project bags are currently sold out, but will be back in September. See everything in our Time Traveler collection at www.littleskein.com.



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On the Needles:(0:32)

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

The neon green, yellow, tomato red, orange, petroleum blue, dark lavender and sapphire blue are done.  She now is working on teal. Two more colors are left. She is running low on background grey.

She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac, also using German short rows.

 

Genevieve is wearing the Elsa cardigan again. She mentions the Elsa sweater for grown ups by Paper Daisy Creations.

 

Jasmin is watching The New StarTrek Series

Jasmin is making good progress on her Vanilla is the New Black socks in Knitmona "Creepy Crawlers" self-striping. Half knit socks FTW! She mentions the Fish Lips Kiss Heel.

 

Gigi found some blanket squares to block and donate, and frogged an ugly crochet blanket square to knit into a nice, dense square.

 

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as time cowl .

 

We  started a Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.

Gigi is working on the last bit of section 4. . She is using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app. It's coming along nicely.

 

Jasmin finished the all you need is hat, and the eye searing pink set is done. She likes the Likke Needles for working with splitty yarn.

 

Gigi frogged a started hat, and reknitted it. Won yarn chicken !

Sam asked for a knitted hat for the winter.

 

Jasmin and Genevieve have started a Welcome Blanket. They are using Berocco Comfort. They mention The Journey.

Jasmin talks about sponsored squares.

 

Events:(25:16)

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

 

Contest:(28:10)

An Erin Lane accessory bag! Cute, lovely, and perfect.

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Marykatekitten on ravelry, to help with her knitting attack.

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:00)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about” thread. What to do with outgrown knits? Pack up with photos of the kids in them. Print from Shutterfly free, or mpix for better quality.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:17)

Gigi messed up the "slip two in back" and slipped them in front and noticed 10 rows later. Had to drop down slip the "slip in front" to the back, and knit the stitches back up on the #3partharmonyKAL

 

Jasmin missed a purl stitch in the hat decrease chart. Rrrrrip.

Gigi was blocking shawls. Giant Aeolian that she thought was acrylic. Threw it in the washer and dryer. Was not acrylic.

 

Review:(43:13)

This week we review : Mittens by Mary Scott Huff

 

And Sew On:(53:41)

Fabric from Beverly’s wanted to be the dress with the midriff detail.  New Look pattern 6447

A line skirt, midriff detail. Gigi did the stay stitching .

 

Halloween costumes: DONE.

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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

 

 

 

Today's show is brought to you by HelloFresh. Visit hellofresh.com and use promo code “knitmore30” to save $30 off your first week of deliveries.

 
 
No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

Get ready for Spinzilla with Savage Blends by The Homestead Hobbyist. Unique and thrilling blends, beautiful color palettes, and best of all, the fiber drafts itself—so you’ll spin miles of yarn in no time. Find your favorite Savage Blend at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.
 

 

 

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On the Needles:(0:43)

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

The neon green, yellow, tomato red, orange, petroleum blue, dark lavender are done  She is working on sapphire blue. Three more colors are left. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac, also using German short rows.

 

Jasmin and Genevieve have started a Welcome Blanket. It is exactly right for what Jasmin needs at the moment. They are using Berocco Comfort.

 

Jasmin is planning to use a stair step design to attach them to avoid having to weave in a gazillion ends.

 

Gigi went on another blocking spree. Shawls and Pop squares.

 

We mentions the Dragon Scarf from Morehouse Merino. Jasmin suggests she call Sheila Ernst for glass eyes for the dragon.

 

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as time.

We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.

Gigi started section 4. . She is using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app. Coming along nicely

 

Gigi knitted 1 preemie hat. Need to make pompoms.

 

Events:(19:47)

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Jasmin mentions the Mastering the Knits contest, and we mention the Downcellar Studio podcast. Jasmin also mentions the She Can Make podcast.

Jasmin mentions the Janome kiddie sewing machine and our local Janome dealer. Gigi mentions Male Pattern Boldness.

 

Contest:(28:27)

All Prizes are sent! New prize!

An Erin Lane accessory bag! Cute, lovely, and perfect.

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:51)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about doing kitchener in the round.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:27)

Gigi messed up the count of rows on the #3partharmonyKAL

One of her Pops has an extra stitch. She discovered that binding off.

Jasmin mentions Marly Bird and her book Cold Weather Crochet

 

Review:(39:03)

This week we review :

A Year of Techniques, by Arnall-Culliford

 

 

Purloined:(45:04)

This week we purloin: On a Happy Note, from the  Downcellar Studio podcast, by Boston Jen. Doing the Hello Fresh dinners with Genevieve. Literacy skills, direction following, quality time. (love languages)

 

And Sew On:(52:07)

Fabric from Beverly’s wanted to be the dress with the midriff detail.  New Look pattern 6447

A line skirt, midriff detail. Gigi cut the fashion fabric, lining and interfacing

 

83500 patterns on a website, Vogue, McCalls, Butterick, Simplicity  Vintage patterns wiki

 

Jasmin and Genevieve look for patterns for HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!

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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

 
 
 

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.

 
 

No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

 

Get ready for Spinzilla with Savage Blends by The Homestead Hobbyist. Unique and thrilling blends, beautiful color palettes, and best of all, the fiber drafts itself—so you’ll spin miles of yarn in no time. Find your favorite Savage Blend at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.

 
Join Little Skein for an Outlander celebration. Our new shawl kit, Time Traveler, is in the shop now, with an inspired shawl pattern, exclusive yarn colorways and more. Project bags are currently sold out, but will be back in September. See everything in our Time Traveler collection at www.littleskein.com.

 

 

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.

 

 

We are signal boosting: XRX is donatng half of the entry fees from Stitches Texas to Hurricane Harvey Relief to the Houston Food Bank.

Erin Lane, Buffalo Wool Company are contributing to the relief effort.

Also,  this is the link to donate blanket squares to the Welcome Blanket project. Amazon wish lists are also great.

 

Episode 445 oops. Oops.

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

All the  neon green, yellow,  tomato red, and  orange,  and the petroleum blue are done . She is

knitting the dark lavender now, and she has 4 more colors left.

 

She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac, also using the shadow wrap technique.

 

We discuss the Persian Tiles blanket.

 

Jasmin talks about depression. She mentions the Procreate app.

 

Jasmin and Genevieve have started a Welcome Blanket. It is exactly right for what Jasmin needs at the moment.

 

Gigi went on a blocking spree: two Braidsmaid shawls, also a Brickless that grew huge when she  soaked it. It pulled itself together when she tossed it in the dryer, once it came off the blocking board.

 

Jasmin has figured out the design for the  Rex's Christmas sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies /If you give a Mouse a Cookie / If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie movie.

She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters, the Lykke needles and Cascade Longwood.

 

We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Gigi started section 4. . She is using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app. Coming along nicely

 

Jasmin has figured out the design for the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies /If you give a Mouse a Cookie / If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie movie.

She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters, the Lykke needles and Cascade Longwood.

 

Gigi has started the Confidence hat, so far she has swatched.

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl



The new season of Outlander has started. Gigi is excited to read the blog of the costume designer from Outlander: terrydresbach.comhttp://www.terrydresbach.com/

 

Events:(18:58)

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

Grinch-along.

 

Contest:(20:32)

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinch-along winners this week and are shipping the last ones this week!

 

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

 

The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.

And the winner is: NYLisaRose

 

Mother Knows Best:(24:32)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about iron on or sew-in labels from Sterling. Jasmin mentions Paper Source and the fancy Rowenta Iron. (These are the ones Jasmin had printed.)

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:40)

Gigi ran short of yarn on last weeks preemie hat. Didn't have enough yarn for the striped preemie hat. She will have to frog and cast on with fewer stitches.

 

Review:(34:52)

This week we review :

Crafting the Resistance

 

Straw into Gold:(46:04)

Jasmin goes back to the Incredibles sweater project as a way to get her groove back.

 

And Sew On:(47:36)

Fabric from Beverly’s wanted to be the dress with the midriff detail.  New Look pattern 6447

A line skirt, midriff detail.

 

Sew many Dresses, so little time book. Adjusted the pattern, cut the lining.  

 
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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

 

 

 

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.
 
No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

 

 

 

Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To pre-order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!
 
 

 

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.

 



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We are signal boosting: XRX is donatng half of the entry fees from Stitches Texas to Hurricane Harvey Relief to the Houston Food Bank.

 

Also,  this is the link to donate blanket squares to the Welcome Blanket project. Jasmin mentions Elizabeth Green and relief bins. and Amazon wish lists.

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

All the  neon green, yellow,  tomato red, and  orange is done. and she is knitting the petroleum blue.

She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique.

Jasmin is looking for a tutorial to built itty bitty blocking frames.

Jasmin has started on the Christmas sweaters. She is using the Lykke needles

and Cascade Longwood.

 

Jasmin has figured out the design for the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.

If you give a Mouse a Cookie

If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie DVD

She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters

 

We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Gigi started the second chart B. She is using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app.

 

Jasmin restarted her Harmonize shawl! Hooray for not being a quitter.

Gigi has started the Confidence hat, so far she has swatched.

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl .

 

Jasmin started a Catbird hat out of Siren Strings sanctuary super bulky in the Tease colorway

Outlander will start up pretty soon. Listening to Frock Flicks podcast. Interesting, in depth discussion of styles, good content.  Lots of profanity.

 

Events:(32:16)

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

Grinch-along.

 

Contest:(34:46)

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinch-along winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)

 

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

 

The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.

 

Mother Knows Best:(39:59)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about Goodreader app. vs knitcompanion. She mentions the Celestarium, and Boston Jen's Goodreader Class [link coming once we've got it]!

 

When Knitting Attacks:(44:41)

Gigi was working on the #3PartHarmonyKal, section 3. She figured out what she did wrong last week. To fix it, she cheated the pattern.

Jasmin didn't swatch for her Catbird hat. Ugh. Jasmin mentions Siren Strings yarn.

 

Purloined:(48:52)

High note Low note. From Paula of the Knitting Pipeline

Hurricane Harvey: Kudos to the Cajun Navy and all other people who volunteered

 

Review:(51:48)

This week we review Hunter Hammersen’s Silk Road Socks

Jamin mentions Hunter Hammersen's book.

We didn't mention it, but check out her blog!

 

And Sew On:(58:05)

Fabric from Beverly’s wanted to be the dress with the midriff detail.  Gigi needs to figure out how to make the yardage be enough. She mentions pin fitting.

 

 

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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

 

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.

 
 

No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

 

Do you live in Northern California or have plans to visit in the near future? If so, hop aboard Jimmy’s Biggest Little Bus Tour! Once a month, a chartered bus will drive passengers from the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley through the beautiful Tahoe forest to Jimmy Beans in Reno, Nevada. Once there, you’ll spend an exciting day shopping Jimmy’s HUGE warehouse, meeting knitting celebrities, taking classes and, of course, KNITTING!! To find dates and locations near you, head to jimmybeanswool.com/bus.

 

Join Little Skein for an Outlander celebration. Our new shawl kit, Time Traveler, is in the shop now, with an inspired shawl pattern, exclusive yarn colorways and more. Project bags are currently sold out, but will be back in September. See everything in our Time Traveler collection at www.littleskein.com.

 

 

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:(0:36)

 

Jasmin has started on the Christmas sweaters. She is using the Lykke needles

and Cascade Longwood. She mentions Giant Post-It-Notes.

 

She also talks about Stitchfiddle. She mentions the Playdate cardigan.

Jasmin has figured out the design for the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.

 

She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters

Jasmin is excited about the child friendly Brittany needles.

She mentions the Procreate app.

 

We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Gigi tried starting second chart B.

 

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl She is excited about Knitter's Pride having color coded cables.

 

Gigi knitted two preemie hats out of cotton yarn. Not enough left to make a third hat, but plenty for Pom poms. Also knitted one meathead hat from the knitalong book we reviewed

 

Jasimin worked on Genevieve's All you need is hat.

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

9 neon green done, 7 yellow done, 6 tomato red squares done, 4 orange

She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique.

 

Cable from knitpicks came in.   One year warranty on purchases.

 

Events:(15:53)

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

We are looking for a term for a knitter's year, that starts and ends with a knitting event. Put your suggestions in this weeks episode thread.

 

Contest:(20:15)

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)

 

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

 

The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:58)

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

winding mini skeins. Jasmin mention the mini skeins from Canon Hand Dyes

 

Jasmin likes the Nancy's KnickKnacks ball winder. She mentions the Rainbow Dots cowl

The discuss binder rings.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:05)

Gigi was working on the #3PartHarmonyKal, section 3. She reversed the main color and the contrast color. She picked up stitches a few rows down

 

Review:(44:49)

This week we review Vicki Steifel's Chest of Bone, The Knit Collection.

 

This Book is a companion to the book: Chest of Bone

 

Straw into Gold:(52:21)

Drop spindle plying.

 

And Sew On:(54:33)

Fabric at Beverly’s was giving Gigi come hither looks. Piece turned out to be too short.

Gigi prepped Genevieve's Frozen blanket.

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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

 

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.

 
 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! 

 

Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

Do you live in Northern California or have plans to visit in the near future? If so, hop aboard Jimmy’s Biggest Little Bus Tour! Once a month, a chartered bus will drive passengers from the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley through the beautiful Tahoe forest to Jimmy Beans in Reno, Nevada. Once there, you’ll spend an exciting day shopping Jimmy’s HUGE warehouse, meeting knitting celebrities, taking classes and, of course, KNITTING!! To find dates and locations near you, head to jimmybeanswool.com/bus.

 

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On the Needles:(0:46)

Jasmin has started on the Christmas sweaters. She mentions the Lykke needles

and Cascade Longwood. She mentions

If you give a Mouse a Cookie

If you take a Mouse to the  Movies

If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie DVD

Jasmin has figured out the design for the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.

 

She mentions Jimmy Beans Wool, Webs and the Schacht Ultra Umbrella Swift.

She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters

 

We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Gigi finished the first set of chart B, and  is almost done with part 2.

Jasmin needs to start hers over again.

 

Gigi has knit five preemie hats, and needs to make some pompoms.

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl out of Lorna's Laces.

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

9 green, 7 yellow, 6 red squares. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique.

She mentions Bryspun needles.

 

Events:(19:12)

Stash Dash ended! (May 26 until Midnight August 20th) This was hosted by the Knit Girllls

The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(27:13)

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)

 

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

 

The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:25)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about weaving in uncooperative ends.

Jasmin mentions Lucy Neatby.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(38:02)

Gigi lost her place markers in the 3PartHarmonyKal, and her count got off. She now needs to add some stitches. Also, she has a hard time reading instructions.

 

Jasmin likes Interweave's  Scratch and Dent sale. But she really likes her books on Goodreader app She mentions Beyond Clean.

 

Also,  Gigi played a game of chicken with the Pops blanket, and ran out of green

 

Purloined:(43:41)

Purloined from The Yarniacs :What have you been stalking?

Hunter Hammersen's new release of Silk Road Socks

Sivia Harding patterns  are on sale until the end of September with the coupon code Big Reveal. Right now, the featured pattern is the Harmonia’s Rings sweater. Gigi wants to knit he  Seussical, out of the Book of Cowls, and a bunch more.

 

Review:(49:14)

 

This week we review 55 Ornaments to Knit by Arne & Carlos

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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
 
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.
 
 
Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! 
 
Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.
 
Do you live in Northern California or have plans to visit in the near future? If so, hop aboard Jimmy’s Biggest Little Bus Tour! Once a month, a chartered bus will drive passengers from the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley through the beautiful Tahoe forest to Jimmy Beans in Reno, Nevada. Once there, you’ll spend an exciting day shopping Jimmy’s HUGE warehouse, meeting knitting celebrities, taking classes and, of course, KNITTING!! To find dates and locations near you, head to jimmybeanswool.com/bus.


Remember the books you discovered in school, which grabbed your heart and wouldn’t let go? This summer, join Little Skein for our second annual Sock School. It’s a sentimental summer knitalong: knit your favorite socks and read your favorite book. School supplies are in the Little Skein shop through Labor Day, and links to the knitalong are in the shownotes.

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Jasmin is finishing things, but she is wishing for an interesting project.We mention decision fatigue, and Abby from the Knit Knit Cafe. She is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl.

Gigi just finished a book she loved.

 

Jasmin and Genevieve have figured out the Christmas Sweater: the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.

 

Gigi has knit two more cat preemie hats. Also a striped one and a size newborn one.

 

Jasmin cast on the All You Need is Hat hat in the leftover eye searing pink yarn.



We have started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

Gigi finished the first set of chart B and hasn't had the band width to go on to the next part

 

 

We talk about the #3Part Harmony KAL, out of Lorna's Laces. String Quintet kit.

 

Jasmin was working on the Love Still Wins Mittens and decided to do a Periscope (linked on the project page).

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn  for the Pop blanket. So far done:

9 green, 7 yellow, 4 red squares. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique .

Jasmin has nearly finished her first "history has its eyes on you” socks. She did the heel "Smooth Operator" Style.

Gigi had cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Regia on Sock Rockets.and tried them on Sam.

 

Events:(18:10)

Stash Dash continues! (May 26 until Midnight August 20th) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(20:53)

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again.

 

Mother Knows Best:(24:01)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about divining yarn weight. Jasmin mentions the One Bad Mother podcast, and the Schacht yardage counter.

 

Also, the McMorran scales.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:06)

Jasmin's Harmonize is derailed. She needs to start over. She is thinking of putting a command hook in the bathroom, for hanging a project bag.

 

Review:(35:07)

This week we review Knitalong by Larissa Brown, and John Brown

Jasmin mentions Beautiful Wreck, also by this author.

She is planning to read this book with a cup of Plum Deluxe Tea

She also mentions Knit and Chat and Louise Tillbrook

the Gertie Sew-Along, and Google hangouts.




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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

 

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.

 
 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! 

 

Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

Do you live in Northern California or have plans to visit in the near future? If so, hop aboard Jimmy’s Biggest Little Bus Tour! Once a month, a chartered bus will drive passengers from the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley through the beautiful Tahoe forest to Jimmy Beans in Reno, Nevada. Once there, you’ll spend an exciting day shopping Jimmy’s HUGE warehouse, meeting knitting celebrities, taking classes and, of course, KNITTING!! To find dates and locations near you, head to jimmybeanswool.com/bus.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Gigi is casting on another preemie hat.

Jasmin is working on the Tale as Old as Time cowl.

 

We have started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Gigi just finished the first set of chart B

 

Jasmin has finished the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague, and is about to cast on the All You Need is Hat hat in the leftover yarn.

 

Gigi cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Regia on Sock Rockets.

 

Jasmin has sewn labels into her Resistance Hat, Rex’s Lionheart pullover, and the grosgrain ribbon into Rex’s Sideways Dude cardigan. Labels by Sterling Labels.

 

We talk about the #3Part Harmony KAL, out of Lorna's Laces. String Quintet kit.

 

Jasmin finished her second Hamilknit hat. She mentions her Resistance hat.

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn  for the Pop blanket. So far done:

9 green, 6 yellow, 3 red squares. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique .

 

Jasmin mentions the Persian Tiles blankets we are planning.

 

Jasmin has nearly finished her first "history has its eyes on you” socks. She did the heel "Smooth Operator" Style.

 

Jasmin is knitting Icord with Genevieve! Embellish Knit!

 

Jasmin mentions short knitting needles for Genevieve from Brittany

 

Events:(24:28)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until Midnight August 20th) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

PIQF, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(25:52)

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses.

Also, #operationsockdrawer, and #projectSweaterChest Have started again.

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:47)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about  preemie hats. If you have suggestions for preemie hats, please put them in the episode thread.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:05)

Gigi missed switching colors on the harmonize shawl. She used the opportunity to show Genevieve how to tink.

 

There was a Harmonize CAGE MATCH.

 

Review:(40:32)

This week we review Knits for Girls and Young Juniors

Correction: it is not Silk Crepe De Chine, but China Silk that is optimal for lining wools, and  available from Thai Silk

 

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Remember the books you discovered in school, which grabbed your heart and wouldn’t let go? This summer, join Little Skein for our second annual Sock School. It’s a sentimental summer knitalong: knit your favorite socks and read your favorite book. School supplies are in the Little Skein shop through Labor Day, and links to the knitalong are in the shownotes.

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is about done with her third Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.

 

Jasmin is working on the Tale as Old as Time cowl

 

Gigi is working on more preemie hats, zebra hat mane needs to be done.  she heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast.

 

Jasmin has nearly finished the yoke of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague.

 

 

Gigi cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Regia on Sock Rockets

 

We have started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

Gigi mentions the Ruby Beholder.

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn  for the Pop blanket. So far done: 13

Knitting backwards, like Entrelac.

 

Events:(14:50)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

PIQF, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(17:50)

We packed up all outstanding #operationsockdrawer and #projectsweaterchest prizes and shipped them.

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship the next week.

 

Jasmin mentions the Diplodocus sweater.

 

 

Mother Knows Best:(21:01)

This week we talk about knitting one stitch at a time (Harmonize KAL). Read all the directions first, then take it one bite at a time. (Also the cable yoke shaping on Hearthstone)

 

When Knitting Attacks:(28:29)

Jasmin can’t read directions. Tink, tink. Also, one can’t knit a Romi pattern in the dark

 

Review:(34:37)

This week we review AlterKnits, by Andea Rangel

Jasmin mentions Eddie Izzard

 

And Sew On:(42:53)

Gigi sewed a preemie shirt last week , that  still needs to be pressed. There were issues with the disappearing ink

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
So, now we’re ready to talk about Akerworks swatch gauges, which are designed to take a bit of the stress out of your knitting projects. This product is kind of the punchline to the joke that starts with, “a knitter, an engineer, and an architect walk into a…. well, workshop, I guess!” The swatch gauge they designed makes swatching fun and accurate. 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.
 
Feel like having a spa day after the rush of Tour de Fleece? Give your hands a well-deserved rest with the utter decadence of 14.5 micron Merino/Cashmere spinning fiber from The Homestead Hobbyist. The Merino is softer than most Cashmere. Plus, there’s actual Cashmere. ’nuf said. Take 10% off these hand-dyed braids with code “knitmoretreat” at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.
 
 
Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!

 

Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Photobucket Fix - thanks, Dami!

 

Gigi is making progress on another Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.

 

Jasmin has been working on the yoke of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague. She mentions the Leslie Wind cable needle.

 

Gigi blocked more shawls: the Adamas shawl, and a shawl that we attributed to Sivia Harding by mistake.

 

Jasmin cast on a pair of socks to knit on the way to and from Hamilton- White Birch Fiber Arts “history has its eyes on you”.

 

Gigi is working on more preemie hats, she heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast.

 

Jasmin made some progress on the second Hamilknit hat. Just not in time to wear it to the show.

 

We are starting a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Jasmin pulled out a pair of socks for Andrew from Area 51- “Spock” by turtlepurl, Smooth Operator sock pattern. Jasmin mentions the Hallmark Star Trek Christmas ornament

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done: 8

 

Events:(14:44)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

 

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017, finished

PIQF is coming in October!

San Jose Quilt Museum  has a sale.

Stitches West class offerings just were posted!

 

Contest:(17:23)

We packed up all outstanding #operationsockdrawer and #projectsweaterchest prizes and shipped them.

 

We finally announce Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship the next week.

 

Also, we are giving away two seats on the bus to Jimmy Beans Wool Biggest Little Yarn Tour. To win, you have until Sunday 30th to tell us what you will be knitting, crafting, doing on the bus. (They're in Reno!)

 

Knows Best:(23:45)

This week we talk about transferring yarn onto storage bobbins.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(29:00)

Gigi picked yarn colors that don't work together for her project.

Jasmin finds that counting to 11 is hard.

DISASTER, THERE IS SOME SWEDISH CHEFF SOUNDING BIT THAT YOU NEED TO CUT

AND WE LOST THE AD

 

Review:(33:13)

This week we review Lorelei's Journey, by Jessica Andersen

 

Tour de Fleece:(45:37)

Gigi didn't finish spinning or plying.

Jasmin did the #tourdefleece equivalent of calling an uber.

I feels like an epic fail

 

And Sew On:(48:57)

Gigi sewed a preemie shirt, that still needs to be pressed.

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 

So, now we’re ready to talk about Akerworks swatch gauges, which are designed to take a bit of the stress out of your knitting projects. This product is kind of the punchline to the joke that starts with, “a knitter, an engineer, and an architect walk into a…. well, workshop, I guess!” The swatch gauge they designed makes swatching fun and accurate. 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.

 

The Homestead Hobbyist not only designs and dyes custom blends of fiber for a unique spinning experience, he also designs custom yarn. Milled and spun in small batches, the Crime Scene collection gives knitters and crocheters criminally decadent yarn with colorways such as Bloodstain; Suit Up, It’s A Mess In There; Tire Tracks; and Chalk Outline. 18.5 micron Merino, Shetland, and Mulberry Silk combine to make a soft, strong, and sleek 3-ply yarn, available in both DK and fingering. This is one crime you won’t mind being caught red-handed for!

 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!

Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

Remember the books you discovered in school, which grabbed your heart and wouldn’t let go? This summer, join Little Skein for our second annual Sock School. It’s a sentimental summer knitalong: knit your favorite socks and read your favorite book. School supplies are in the Little Skein shop through Labor Day, and links to the knitalong are in the shownotes.

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Photobucket PSA

 

Gigi is working on another Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.

 

Jasmin finished her resistance hat. The charts are available on her project page.

 

Gigi blocked her first Bias Loop Cowl and my Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company. Also, a Hitchhiker shawl by Martina Behm, and a Fractal Danger, and the January Skies

 

Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi is working on more preemie hats that look like a litter of brindled preemie cats. Jasmin mentions that Audry Nicklin has designed a giraffe hat. Gigi heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

 

Jasmin started a second Hamilknit hat. She also mentions the Marriage Equality gradient kit from the neighborhood Fiber Company.

 

Gigi blocked the  January Skies

Gigi excavated her Mishke from Area 51 and it hasn't gotten any further.

 

We are starting a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Jasmin mentions The Nancy's Knit Knacks ball winder.

She talks about washing yarn, and mentions Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton. She mentions the Geeky Girls.

 

Jasmin started a pair of socks out of Asphaltsflickan "Plastic Pony" on etsy. She is thinking of doing the Thumb joint hat top heel (on the Fork in the Road socks) by Lara Neel who wrote the FANTASTIC Sock Architecture.

 

Events:(24:00)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

 

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Join Team Sasquatch. Or Team Yeti

Stitches West class offerings just were posted!

 

Contest:(27:03)

We packed up all outstanding #operationsockdrawer and #projectsweaterchest prizes to ship this week.

We will finally announce Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners next week and ship the following week.

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:06)

This week we talk about knitting with more experienced knitters.

Jasmin mentions Sock Architecture, Folk Socks, Hunter Hammersen's Books, Cookie A, New Directions in Sock Knitting.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:42)

Jasmin's provisional cast on didn't age well. Also, her circular needles did not play well with each other.

 

Gigi was blocking the January Skies shawl. Soaked it, and walked away. While she wasn't looking, things happened.

 

Review:(45:37)

This week we review

Cable Left Cable Right, by Judith Durant

We mention Lily Chin's book on reversible cables, which it seems, we may have just made up.

 

Tour de Fleece:(51:51)

Gigi finished spinning a braid of fiber on the Jenkins Turkish Delight spindle. Also, she has a storage bobbin of wheel spun singles of that fiber. She is plying a 3 ply, two cops of drop spindled singles and one bobbin of wheel spun yarn. She needs a lazy Kate to ply, and wants to use the Akerworks lazy kate.

 

Jasmin is using contrast colors from Lisa Souza on the Acadia Wheel.

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On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi knitted four squares for the Vivid blanket. Tin Can Knits, Tess Yarns kit. Pop blanket, starfish blanket are also mentioned.

 

Jasmin is working on the crown decreases of her resistance hat. The charts are available on her project page.

 

Jasmin and Genevieve have been having some very productive Christmas sweater design sessions. Procreate App . Jasmin is planning to knit a Diplodocus Sweater for Rex.

 

Gigi is working on more bear preemie hats, for a litter of preemie bear cubs.in different colors

She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

 

Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi cast on another Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.

 

Gigi blocked the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio.

 

Gigi excavated her Mishke from Area 51, and is trying to finish it. It needed a few rows on the neckband. And joining neckband to back by easing it in.

 

We are starting a new Knitalong today.This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.



Events:(20:28)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

Join Team Sasquatch

 

Mother Knows Best:(25:48)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about sewing in labels. We refer to our Buttonband Tutorial.

Jasmin loves Sterling Name Tapes,

 

When Knitting Attacks:(25:48)

Gigi was blocking the Beastkeeper shawl. Soaked it, spun it. It was a yard longer than the directions. She could not nudge it into shape, it needed blocking wires.

Also, a shawl that had been marinating in the garage, waiting to be blocked, suffered indignity.

 

Jasmin can't count to 4.

 

Review:(41:01)

This week we review

Increase Decrease, by Judith Durant

Gigi mentions the Bede Sisters podcast

 

Tour de Fleece:(47:47)

Gigi finished spinning a braid of fiber on the Jenkins Turkish Delight spindle. Also,  she has a storage bobbins of wheel spun singles of that fiber. She is plying a 3 ply. She is enjoying it, and was doing long draw.

 

She is using contrast colors from Lisa Souza on the Acadia Wheel.

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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

 

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.

 

The Homestead Hobbyist not only designs and dyes custom blends of fiber for a unique spinning experience, he also designs custom yarn. Milled and spun in small batches, the Crime Scene collection gives knitters and crocheters criminally decadent yarn with colorways such as Bloodstain; Suit Up, It’s A Mess In There; Tire Tracks; and Chalk Outline. 18.5 micron Merino, Shetland, and Mulberry Silk combine to make a soft, strong, and sleek 3-ply yarn, available in both DK and fingering. This is one crime you won’t mind being caught red-handed for!

 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

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.

 

Do you love Little Skein’s unique style of luxury kits? Sign up for our subscription box. Each box is inspired by Jane Austen and has a 25g taster of yarn, a new pattern for a small project, and more. You’ll love this small way to treat yourself and inspire your knitting. See us at littleskein.com.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

Gigi finished the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio

 

 

Jasmin and Genevieve had a disagreement about Christmas sweater designs.

 

She mentions the Diplodocus.

 

Gigi washed and gleened the Einstein coat She gathered ribbon, buttons and shoulder pads.

We mention the Geeky Girls.

 

Jasmin has (still) nearly finished the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

Gigi is working on a sleuth of preemie bear cubs in different colors.

She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

 

Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool in bed.

 

Jasmin is trying to jump start her sock mojo with a skein of “Plastic Pony” self striping yarn from Asfaltsflickandesign for #operationsockdrawer and #sockschool2017

 

Gigi crocheted flowers for five preemie hats.

 

Jasmin is talking about rinsing yarn for our next project.

 

Gigi finished gleening the winter sweaters.

 

Events:(20:38)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by The Knit Girllls

 

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:19)

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

 

When Knitting Attacks:(23:19)

Gigi was working on the Beastkeeper shawl. Someone leaned on it and about 20 stitches came off the needle, so she picked the stitches up again. she noticed that she had done pass in front instead of pass yarn in back. And had to fix that, too.

 

Jasmin was working on a short dpn, and she lost a few stitches on Genevieve's Hearthstone pullover.

 

Also, her spinning got tangled on the dogs, and Jasmin reminisces about the time the dogs were puppies and made off with a ball of Tess microfiber ribbon.

 

Review:(34:47)

This week we review Spinning and Dyeing Yarn

Jasmin mentions Shannon Okey's KnitGirrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design

 

What does one do with art yarn?


Purloined:(45:56)

This week we are purloining "Put a Lid on It" from Dr Gemma

Jasmin likes Fenugreek chips

 

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(50:41)

Gigi is spinning a braid of Purl up and Dye fiber on the Jenkins spindle. Also, she found a storage bobbin of that fiber that was spun on a wheel. She is planning to knit a cowl out of this .

 

She emptied 5 bobbins of last year's TdF onto white storage bobbins.

Jasmin is spinning with the kids. This project, Hiro sweaters for the family, is going to take FOREVER. She is spinning on her Acadia wheel.

 

 

 
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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.  

 Want to spin something different this Tour de Fleece? The Homestead Hobbyist designs and dyes custom blends of fiber for a unique spinning experience. Milled in small batches, blends such as Rambouillet/Yak/Mulberry Silk, 18.5 micron Merino/Shetland/Mulberry Silk, and Finnsheep/Yak/Bamboo are sure to give you a fun ride during the Tour. And, get 10% off for Tour de Fleece with coupon code “knitmoreTDF” at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has had a crazy week with very little knitting

 

Jasmin and Genevieve finalized the design on the Te Fiti sweater.

Gigi is working on another bear preemie hat litter of preemie bear cubs.

She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Love Still Wins mittens from Infinite Twist, benefiting Lambda Legal Defense.

 

Jasmin has nearly finished the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

She has an eggplant color purple from Lisa Souza for Rex. 

 

Jasmin is on the green stripe of her Resistance Hat by Krista Nelson out of the Marriage Equality Gradient from Neighborhood Fiber Co. Other changes include : an added orange stripe (no hate - no ban - no wall), adding “she persisted” to the red stripe, and “love is love” to the rainbow crown.

 

Jasmin mentions Alison Hyde.

 

Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool while watching the new Beauty and the Beast.

 

Gigi knitted some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio

 

Jasmin is trying to jump start her sock mojo with a skein of “Plastic Pony” self striping from Asfaltsflickandesign for #operationsockdrawer and #sockschool2017

 

Events:(13:07)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Mother Knows Best:(17:45)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about knitting guilds.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(24:15)

Gigi was working on the Beastkeeper shawl. She switched to a longer needle, it worked so much better. She noticed that the last contrast color row was knitted straight across instead of every other stitch. Tink!


Jasmin finds the green stripe on her Resistance Hat is tricky.

 

Review:(26:25)

This week we review

Classic Knit Shawls, by Interweave

 

Jasmin thinks the  goodreader app would work well with this.

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(36:45)

Week 6: Find your support network

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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
 
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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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 
Inspired yarn in sweet, soft and thoroughly grown-up pastels from Little Skein in the Big Wool. We are thrilled to introduce our new House Blend yarn, with a palette of perfect-pairing greys, and soft, sweet colors inspired by our favorite stories. You can see our current colors at littleskein.com, and try our yarn in our every-other-month subscription box.

 

 
 
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On the Needles:(0:45)

Jasmin is drooling over Pintslices.

 

Gigi has been looking through the UFO bin for a sweater project. She did modifications to the  Waters Edge to make it a dropped waist style, and it looks awful. Jasmin volunteered to take it off her hands.

 

Jasmin started her first pair of mittens! The Love Still Wins mittens from Infinite Twist, benefiting Lambda Legal Defense. She likes the nostepinne that Twinsetjan sent her

 

Gigi is working on another bear preemie hat. She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast, We discuss googly eyes

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

Gigi is working on a pair of socks out of Regia  with a high instep.

 

Jasmin is redid the edging and needs to  do the grosgrain ribbon and buttons on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Gigi knitted another square for the Vivid blanket out of Tess Designer Yarns

 

Jasmin started her first Resistance Hat by Krista Nelson out of the Marriage Equality Gradient from Neighborhood Fiber Co.

 

Jasmin is working on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi knitted  some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio.

Jasmin has put up the interview with Carson Demers . It will go live this week.

 

Gigi is gleening her winter sweaters.

 

Events:(29:11)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

Jasmin will link to the Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.DID YOU LINK?

Join Team Sasquatch!

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:04)

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

about a jogless join with self striping yarns

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:27)

Jasmin tries to establish a color pattern when she’s sick.

Gigi was working on a preemie hat during knitting group, and managed to mess up decreases and tinked back 4 rows. Also, she knit a scratchy preemie hat.

 

Review:(43:30)

This week we review

Celtic Cable Crocheted

by Bonnie Parker

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(53:15)

Week 5: Clean your wheel

Dust, use oil soap, wood conditioner (if appropriate) wood beams ,or this from Brittany. Get all the fiber and yuck out of the gears/metal bits. Always wipe the maiden clean and oil (we really like oil pens) between uses to keep stuff from collecting there. Jasmin likes shop towels (the blue paper towels) for spinning. Jasmin also likes Akerworks bobbins

 

And Sew On:(57:50)

 

Gigi cut draw strings for project bags, and had Genevieve help pull them through. They got two stacks done.

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Things mentioned:

 

A knitted piece, Colorado (Closed now, no link)

Minnesota Knitter's Guild Fiber Blitz (Yarnover)

Carson's Swatchbuckling class

Hips and knees at 90º; Feet flat on the floor

Goat Rock Pullover (In Joy of Color, maybe?)

Jamieson Spindrift

Janine Bajus

Mary [Scott Huff]

Portuguese Knitting, Andrea Wong

Carson's Designs (on Ravelry!)

medical rehab swivel seat

Norm Hall Saxony Wheel

Hansen MiniSpinner

Lendrum

Pocket Wheel

ImagiKnit

Lily, Carson's beautiful poodle

 

 

You can find Carson on Ravelry here, on Twitter hereon Instagram here, and his teaching calendar here

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On the Needles:(0:37)

Gigi has finished the Sidewalk sweater. The Three needle bind-off was tricky.

 

Jasmin has finished the knitting on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “Diversity” and “Saffron”. Jasmin likes the OXO sweater dryers.

 

Gigi kitchenered the  Bias Cowl out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company.  She wound yarn for two more, one out of Oink Pigments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvignon the other one is a black from A Hundred Ravens.  The oil slick beads did not work.

 

Jasmin talks about Lucy Neatby's video and the Australian cousins. Lucy Neatby's website

 

Jasmin has made a Iittle progress on the Jeweled Cowl by knittimo out of Buffalo Wool Company's Sexy yarn in their "Happy Little Trees" PBS benefit colorway in conjunction with Pawley studio, who did a mug to go with it.

 

Gigi is working on another preemie hat. She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast, and has started her third one one.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

She wants to finish the Harvest pullover from a previous SPAKAL.

 

Gigi is thinking of finishing something out of her UFO bin, before she casts on another garment.

 

Jasmin is redoing the edging and needs to  do the grosgrain ribbon and buttons on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Jasmin has put up the interview with Jill Draper, and the interview with Carson Demers will go live this week.

 

Gigi has finished the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, and she cast on another pair of socks out of Regia for socks with a high instep. And another one.

 

Gigi knitted another square for the Vivid blanket out of Tess Designer Yarns.

 

Gigi knitted  some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio. She is on the last wide stripe

 

 

Events:(26:06)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Mother Knows Best:(27:16)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about knitting with a newborn. Jasmin liked the Boppy

 

When Knitting Attacks:(34:41)

Unpicking edging on the Sideways Dude cardigan. Jasmin mentions the One Bad Mother podcast

 

Review:(43:21)

This week we review On The Loom, by Maryanne Moodie

 

Purloined:(48:44)

What are you reading?, The Knit Girllls

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(53:51)

Week 4: Check your tools

 

Ply magazine is digital now!

We had a little spinning class. Gigi tried to teach Park and Draft.

 

 

 

 
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Jill Draper Makes Stuff on Etsy

 

Wool Pool

Green Mountain Spinnery

Cheviot

Cal Patch, Design your own clothing

Jill's Designs

Vertices Unite by Stephen West

Steven Willette Woodwork

Rifton Yarn

Pissaladière (Onion Tart)

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Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.
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On the Needles:(0:33)

 Jasmin is working on the hood on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “Diversity” and “Saffron”.

 

Gigi is working on the collar of the Sidewalk sweater. The hem is done and bound off! And the neckline is half picked up.

 

Jasmin cast on the Jeweled Cowl by knittimo out of Buffalo Wool Company's Sexy yarn in their "Happy Little Trees" PBS benefit colorway in conjunction with Pawley studio, who did a mug to go with it.

 

 

Gigi wound yarn for another Bias Cowl out of yarn since she finished the cowl out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company.  It is perfect for watching tv,  and nap time. She wound yarn for two more, one out of Oink Pigment in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvignon (?) the other one is a black from A Hundred Ravens.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

 Jasmin gushes about Shannon Okey's newest Patreon sweater design (Chelonia) as well as the bias-knit Cosi sweater that is knitted on the bias. 

 

Jasmin talks about editing the interview with Jill Draper, and the yarn we spun for the SPAKAL, and the Calligraphy cardigan. Also, she has a sweaters worth of handspun, and she thinks she wants to knit this Alana Dakos sweater out of it. 

 

Gigi knitted  some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio. She is really enjoying the colors.   

 

Gigi has finished the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, and she cast on another pair of socks out of Regia.

 

 

Gigi is working on another preemie hat. She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast, and has started one.

 

In Stitches:(22:28)

Conquering Mt. Knitmore. Gigi finished washing sweaters for storage. Now that she is done washing, she wants to take a Gleener to them to remove the pills.

 

She also wants to block her stash of finished shawls.

 

Events:(28:42)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Jasmin talk about competing against Emily of Knitting Butterflies and Boston Jen.

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Missed it. But Jasmin is on the trail of Mary, the sheep for, more fleece for a Hiro sweater for Andrew. She mentions Morro Fleece Works.

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:55)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about using citric acid soak. Jasmin learned that Eucalan takes the crispiness out of over-citric acid treated wool.


Review:(41:50)

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(48:31)

Week 3: Spin 1 oz to test wheel/fiber

 

Gigi has a Loop batt that she wants to use. Jasmin suggests spinning it as a single. She suggests reading the article in Ply magazine. Also, Jasmin has been spinning on the device to practice. Join Team Sasquatch.

 

Jasmin messed up the direction on her Device. She now has 2 plies of Z spun singles and 1 ply of S spun single. Solution is to run the S spun single through again on Z before plying.

Jasmin also spun the Edward batt, and some of the Abby silk on her Device.

 

She mentions the Sit and Spin video that we reviewed.

Jasmin talks about the A Spinner's Study on Facebook, and Bren Boone.

 

And Sew On:(57:52)

Gigi is planning to sew preemie shirts. She downloaded patterns from twentyfiveandfour.com (patterns range from 1lb to 7.5).

 

She copied the patterns onto Swedish pattern paper, cut out a few shirts out of Frozen themed flannel.

 

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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.


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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

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Want to hear all the latest and greatest about Black Trillium Fibres?  Subscribe to our mailing list to get the first word on Limited Edition Gradients, sales, color restocks and exclusive designer collaborations.  We’ll keep you up-to-date on new patterns and what shows we attend so you can see us in person!  Knitmore listeners always get 10% off with coupon code “Knitmore”.


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Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

On the Needles:(0:33)

One minute health update

 

Gigi is working on the body of the Sidewalk sweater. Hem is done and bound off! And the neckline is half picked up.

 

Jasmin will link to the Knit Girllls episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash. (TBD, not up yet) 

 

Jasmin needs to redo the crochet edging and do the grosgrain ribbon and buttons on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Gigi is working on another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.  It is perfect for watching tv,  and nap time. She got a lot done during knitting group. And there isn't a lot a lot of yarn left.

 

Jasmin is working on the hood on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”. She is thinking about knitting Joji Locatelli's Heartstrings next.

 

Jasmin has swatched for the Hei Hei sweater for Rex out of Knitmona DK.

 

Gigi knitted more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio. The first set of colors is done. She is really enjoying the colors.   

 

Jasmin has finished the sleeves on the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, has finished the foot of the second sock. She is almost done with the second heel.

 

Jasmin is working on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Genevieve and Jasmin have been discussing the Te Fiti sweater.  

 

Gigi has finished knitting a preemie beanie, and is working on another preemie hat.

 

In Stitches:(21:16)

Conquering Mt. Knitmore. Gigi is washing sweaters for storage.  She has 15  sweaters done,  and 3 more to go. When she is done washing, she wants to take a Gleener to them.

 

She also wants to block her stash of finished shawls. She also pulled out her Where is the Opaque?

by Sally Melville, who wrote The Knit Stitch.

 

Events:(25:52)

Stash Dash started May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd. Dr Gemma will NOT be joining us, due to illness in her family.

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

Monterey Wool Auction: Probably not.

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:55)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about backing buttons.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:43)

Gigi finished knitting the Instant Coffee sock, cut the yarn, got ready to Kitchener and dropped a stitch that ran.

 

Purloined:(34:24)

This week we purloin "Netflix and Knit" from the Backstage Knitting Podcast hosted by Bethany and Anna. We mention: Great British Bake-Off , Hercules and the Handmaids Tale

 

Genevieve likes the Rogers and Hammerstein Cinderella

 

Review:(45:06)

This week we review New Heights in Lace Knitting, by Andrea Jurgrau

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(49:43)

Week 2:

Gigi has a Loop batt that she wants to use. Jasmin suggests spinning it as a single. She suggests reading the article in Ply magazine. Also, Jasmin has been spinning on the Device to practice. Join Team Sasquatch.

 

And Sew On:(54:03)

Gigi is planning to sew preemie shirts. She downloaded patterns from twentyfiveandfour.com (patterns range from 1lb to about 7.5 lbs in seven different sizes), printed them out and made plastic templates.

 

Copied patterns on them, and cut them with the all purpose scissors. She can't cut around them with rotary cutters, curves are too tight. She is thinking of getting some interfacing to use as a re-useable pattern . Sturdy, and somewhat sheer. And she can pin into it.

Direct download: Dessert_First_-_Episode_431_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 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

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
 
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
 

 


Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.
icon
Inspired yarn in sweet, soft and thoroughly grown-up pastels from Little Skein in the Big Wool. We are thrilled to introduce our new House Blend yarn, with a palette of perfect-pairing greys, and soft, sweet colors inspired by our favorite stories. You can see our current colors at littleskein.com, and try our yarn in our every-other-month subscription box.
 

On the Needles:(0:33)

Jasmin just needs to do the grosgrain ribbon and buttons on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Gigi is working on the body of the Sidewalk sweater. . She is getting close to the hem, and needs to do ribbing next. Jasmin is really excited by how well it fits.

 

Jasmin is working on the raglan decreases on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”. Also, she has made a little progress on the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

Jasmin has swatched for the Hei Hei sweater for Rex out of Knitmona DK.

 

Jasmin loves the Knitter's Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters,by Ann Budd, Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, and is hoping Ann Budd will also write the Knitters Handy Book of Side to Side Sweaters.

 

Gigi is working on another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company. Perfect for watching tv. My nap time project.

 

 

Gigi knitted more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio ( correction: Gigi had said Beastmaster). First set of colors is done. She is really enjoying the colors.  

 

Gigi has not finished knitting the preemie beanie, and is working on it.

 

Jasmin has started the first sleeve on the Flirty Berberis as we record.

 

Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, has finished the foot of the second sock. She has started on the heels.

 

In Stitches:(17:28)

Conquering Mt. Knitmore. Washing sweaters for storage.  She has 12 Sweaters done, 6 more to go.

 

She also wants to block her stash of finished shawls. She also pulled out her Where is the Opaque?

 by Sally Melville, who wrote The Knit Stitch. Jasmin mentions Gertie's dresses, and her Sew-Along. Jasmin mentions Kristen from Voolenvine.

 

Events:(27:38)

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd. Dr Gemma will join us.

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017. Training starts today

Monterey Wool Auction: Probably not. Genevieve has school the next day

 

Mother Knows Best:(32:13)

This week we talk about using tools from the other parts of your life.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:56)

Jasmin didn't read all of the directions for the Flirty Berberis and cast on the wrong sleeve. Rrrrrip.

 

Jasmin was overly enthusiastic in her highlighting and did THE WRONG SIZE. She is wondering if there is an Adobe fill-in fix?

 

Jasmin mentions the Te Fiti sweater 

 

Review:(45:06)

This week we review 60 Quick Luxury Knits

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(52:35)

Week 1: Pick Your Project!

  

And Sew On:(54:03)

Gigi is planning to sew preemie shirts. She downloaded patterns from twentyfiveandfour.com (patterns range from 1lb to about 7.5 lbs. seven different sizes), printed them out and wants to make plastic templates.

 

Got quilting template sheets to make sturdy patterns. Friend brought me a set of clear plastic cutting boards. Copied patterns on them, and is going to cut them with the all purpose scissors.

Direct download: WIP_It_Good_-_Episode_430_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41am PDT

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.

 

 


Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:31)

Jasmin has finished the edging and blocked the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

Gigi has bound off the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, using Jenny's Amazingly Stretchy Bind-off. Needs to be blocked and photographed.

 

Jasmin is working on the raglan decreases on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”.

 

Gigi is working on the body of the Sidewalk sweater. . And it is heavy, and getting close to the hem

 

Jasmin has gotten the sleeves half-knit out on the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

Gigi is working on another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company. Perfect for watching tv.

 

Jasmin has swatches for the Te Fiti sweater for Genevieve out of Knitmona DK. We talk about beading on the sweater.

 

 

 

Started the Beastkeeper shawl with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio ( correction: Gigi said Beastmaster).

 

Jasmin has made some progress on her sock out of White Birch Fiber Arts “nothing says *i love you* like a rainbow” sock set

 

Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, put in waste yarn for the heel, and is working on the foot of the second sock. Progressing much faster.

 

Jasmin is casting on her Flirty Berberis as we record.

Gigi finished knitting the preemie beanie, and cast on another one.

 

In Stitches:(27:33)

Gigi has been wearing her Quynn hat and the Greyhaven hat which was a gift from Boston Jen.

Rex has also been wearing his Quynn hat, which Laura from the Knit Girllls hat made for Genevieve. Very generously, Genevieve let Jasmin borrow her Hamilton hat.

 

We mention Emily, who designed the Hamilton hat. Jasmin is also thrilled about the Goodreader app

 

Gigi has pulled all her woolens out of her closet, to wash before storing them. She has set up an assembly line system.

 

Conquering Mt. Knitmore. Gigi has a routine going. Ideally, very day, wash one piece in Soak, spin in washing machine, lay flat to dry. Afterwards, they need to be Gleenered.  She has 11 Sweaters done, 7 More to go. She also wants to block her stash of finished shawls.

 

Events:(36:04)

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd. Dr Gemma will join us.

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017. Training will start next episode

Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

 

Mother Knows Best:(38:27)

This week we answer a question from the “what do you want to hear about?”  thread about weaving in ends.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(44:40)

Gigi was test knitting a heel, she got the leg done. Someone didn't measure her foot

Jasmin dropped a stitch on a sleeve.

 

 

Review:(48:13)

This week we review Gansey Kids, by Meg Roke.

 

Jasmin loved Penny Straker patterns.

 

And Sew On:(55:44)

Gigi is planning to sew preemie shirts. She downloaded patterns ( patterns range from 1lb to about 7.5 lbs. seven different sizes), printed them out and wants to make plastic templates.

Need to get quilting template sheets to make sturdy patterns.




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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.

 


Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets.
Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.
To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!
Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.



 

Tomorrow is a new day, fresh, with no mistakes in it, says the optimistic and loveable Anne Shirley. Knit your memories of Anne of Green Gables with one of Little Skein in the Big Wool’s favorite kits. We’ve restocked our classic kit with inspired, bouncy sport-weight yarn. See us at littleskein.com.


 
 

 

On the Needles:(0:38)

Jasmin is working on a Sideways Dude cardigan, and likes it so much, she is planning  to knit more.

She has finished the sleeves and is crocheting the edge on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

 

Jasmin has started the raglan decreases on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”. She also is working on the pink Hearthstone.

 

Gigi has finished the knitting on the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and only needs to bind off.

 

 

She also mentions using Plum Deluxe Tea in an unconventional way.

 

Gigi is working on the body of the Sidewalk sweater.  Try-it- on tubing. She did waist decreases and now is doing hip increases . And it is heavy . Jasmin is thinking of making one, steeking it and either Anna Zilborg's buttonhole or Ysolda Teague's buttonhole.


Jasmin is working on the La Belle et la Bete/Tale as Old as time cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.
Gigi is working on another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.


Jasmin is working on a sock out of White Birch Fiber arts, “nothing says *i love you* like a rainbow” sock set. we are test knitting a pattern for Miriam Felton. Gigi is using the Kumquat colorway from Berry Colorful Yarnings.Test knitting a heel, got the leg done.

 

Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon,

 

Gigi just finished a pile of knitting preemie hats that were inspired by  60 Quick Knits for Kids,

and now is knitting beanies.

 

In Stitches:(18:31)

Gigi has set up a routine. She set up a station for dealing with her woolens, she has set up an assembly line system. She pulled all her woolens out of her closet, to wash before storing them. Storming Mt. Knitmore! Jasmin offered to lend her the OXO sweater dryers. She is using Soak

 

Events:(26:22)

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd. Dr Gemma is planning to come!

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017

Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

Tour de Fleece training will start in Episode 430

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:59)

This week we are answering a question from the "what do you want to hear about?" thread, about knitting items for sale from purchased patterns.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:33)

Jasmin was working on finishing the crochet edging of the Sideways Dude. She tried the Addi Swing Hook.  She likes the  Goodreader App 

 

Gauge matters in crochet, too!

When she is done, she will start the Flirty Berberis for Genevieve.

 

Review:(42:39)

This week we review I dream of Yarn, by Franklin Habit

 

And Sew on:(50:50)

Gigi pulled out the bin with hats from Fleece Hat Friends that she had started ages ago.

Got a bag of new fiberfill and is working on eyeballs. Machine basting does not give good results. She switched to doing a running stitch by hand.

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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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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.

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Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!

Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

 

For $20 off, visit, https://www.storyworth.com/knitmoregirls to subscribe!

 

 

On the Needles:(0:38)

 

While we record, Jasmin is swatching with Sublime by Black Trillium Fibre for a yet to be determined sweater.

 

She is working on a Sideways Dude and likes it so much, she is planning  to knit more.

 

She is making concept drawings for a Te Fiti sweater. She has mini skeins from Twisted Owl that will be perfect. She also is planning a Moana Sweater. 

 

Jasmin has finished the sleeves and joined them to the body on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”.

 

She reminisces about big skeins from Abstract Fiber.

 

Gigi is working on the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and has only needs to bind off.

 

Jasmin has joined the side seams and started the first sleeve on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Gigi has started another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company. She started it with Judy's Magic Cast On.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Hearthstone pullover for Genevieve out of Twisted Owl Fibers “eye searing pink”.

 

Gigi has finished the sleeves of the Sidewalk sweater. Try-it- on tubing. She did twisted stitches for cuffs. She shortened the sleeves. And it is heavy .

 

Jasmin has closed the first end of the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, leg part of the second sock

Gigi is knitting preemie hats that were inspired by  60 Quick Knits for Kids.

 

 

In Stitches:(32:57)

Gigi has pulled all her woolens out of her closet, to wash before storing them .

Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

 

Jasmin mentions the Unicorn Wool Wash

 

What are you doing for your seasonal transition?

 

Events:(40:14)

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd.

Tour De Fleece :July-ish

Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

 

Mother Knows Best:(43:20)

This week for Mother Knows Best, we talk about adapting a yarn with a gauge different from the pattern, using a Percentages/proportion system of pattern changing. Jasmin mentions her Katarina.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(48:05)

Gigi couldn't find her bias loop cowl, that was hiding in plain sight, but it finally turned up

She needed to do the kitchenering on it. It is done looser than on a sock, and she kept fighting with it. Also, it was not as smooth as she would have liked.

 

Dogs help with Rex's sleeves that Jasmin was knitting.

 

Gigi was working on the 3 color cowl. She counted all the stitches, and had one too many.
She found a split a stitch two rows down, she also had dropped a stitch, and laddered that up

 

 

Purloined:(53:45) 

This week we are purloining "Pattern Stalking" from the Yarniacs, hosted by Gayle and Sharlene.

Gigi is looking for a plain, polished and understated cardigan, to knit her Portwine colored yarn from Abstract Fiber.

She is considering Elizabeth Doherty's Donner

 

Review:(55:45)

This week we review

50 Garter Stitch Gifts to Knit 

 

And Sew on:(1:05:54)

Gigi pulled out the bin with hats from Fleece Hat Friends that she had started ages ago.

She is hating the slick fiberfill she got from Jasmin.

Jasmin talks about Julie's Green Room

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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.
 
 

 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

little skein

 

Inspired yarn in sweet, soft and thoroughly grown-up pastels from Little Skein in the Big Wool. We are thrilled to introduce our new House Blend yarn, with a palette of perfect-pairing greys, and soft, sweet colors inspired by our favorite stories. You can see our current colors at littleskein.com, and try our yarn in our every-other-month subscription box.

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin has finished the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve.

 

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the Sidewalk-sweater sweater. Slow going

 

Jasmin has joined the side seams and started the first sleeve on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”. She has ordered extra cables for the Knitters Pride needles from Webs.

 

Gigi is working on the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and is working on the third pattern band. And we mention the Clover row counter.

Jasmin is enthusing about the Tale as Old As Time cowl. She has started the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi is working on the Instant Coffee socks by C.C. Almon, foot part of the first sock

 

Jasmin has cast on the Hearthstone pullover for Genevieve out of Twisted Owl Fibers “eye searing pink”. She also talks about the Lionheart.

 

Gigi is looking for a plain cardigan to knit. She mentioned Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch. Jasmin suggested the Helvetica.

 

Gigi is knitting lots of preemie hats that were inspired by 60 Quick Knits for Kids.

 

In Stitches:(18:52)

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing  wool socks. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

Jasmin wears wool socks every day. She and Genevieve wear their Kit Kat hats every day. Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock cardigan.

 

Jasmin would like to try a Peg Knitter.

Gigi talks about switching out summer and winter clothes and washing knits before storing them.

 

Events:(30:54)

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd

Tour De Fleece :July-ish

Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

 

Contest:(34:01)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!

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

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.Jasmin mentions Elena Nodel's amazing sale and the All you need is hat.

 

Mother Knows Best:(40:21)

This week for Mother Knows Best, we talk about using the right tool. Gigi is inspired by Martina Behm's Strickmich! blog. (in English, and German)

 

Jasmin wants to try square needles, because Bethany from the Backstage Knitting Podcast has been raving about them.

 

She likes the addi clicks mix interchangeable needle set.

Also, she likes the color coding of the Knitters Pride cables

 

When Knitting Attacks:(48:19)

Gigi can't find her diagonal knit cowl, and last week something else appeared that had ben AWOL earlier. Her set of Sock Rockets is also AWOL. Jasmin mentions Oink Pigment yarn.

 

Review:(52:54)

This week we review 

Knitted animal Scarves, Mitts and Socks, by Fiona Goble

Jasmin mentions Morehouse Merino.

 

And Sew On:(1:01:32)

Gigi made pillow covers with french seams. She spent more time pressing than sewing. She mentions the pressing tool she used.

Direct download: Magical_Morning_-_Episode_426_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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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.
 

 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.
 
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.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin has finished the garter wrap cardigan (by Churchmouse Yarns) out of FabFunkyFibres in the “Spock” color way. It is blocked, labels are sewn in. We celebrate the end of the drought with a waterballoon fight, with quick-filling water balloons.

 

Gigi finished the Chai Latte socks and started the Instant Coffee socks by C.C. Almon.

Jasmin is nearly done with the hand finishing 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 Clothing Labels by Sterling.  She also mentions Rex's Welcome to the Flock Cardigan.

There are jumping sheep buttons and laying down sheepThere are enabley deals on Jasmin's project pages.

Gigi mentions Paula from the Knitting Pipeline.

 

Gigi has been working on the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and has added the third color.

 

Jasmin has made some excellent progress on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”. She is planning to make the Flirty Berberis for Genevieve, and she mentions the Kapuzin hoodie.

 

Jasmin mentions plastic shanks for buttons.

 

Gigi finished more Kit Kat (kitten?) preemie hat. She decided to make crochet flowers for the embellishment of last weeks preemie hats that were inspired by 60 Quick Knits for Kids.

 

Jasmin made some progress on Rex's KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts...

 

Gigi is working on the Sidewalk sweater. There are enabley deals on Jasmin's project pages.

 

In Stitches:(20:38)

 

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing  wool socks and her Lorelei cowl. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

 

Jasmin wears wool socks every day, and she is wearing her handspun Tempest cardigan today (knitty patreon?). She and Genevieve wear their Kit Kat hats every day. Rex wore the sweater Annelena Mattsen made for Genevieve. And also the February Baby sweater.

 

Jasmin mentions the Knitty Patreon initiative.

 

Events:(26:42)

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls.

Please go vote for your Stash Dash changes!

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd.

Tour De Fleece :July-ish

Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

 

Contest:(32:07)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!

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

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.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:29)

 

This week for Mother Knows Best, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread, about self care knitting.

We would love to hear how other people do self care in knitting.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(40:15)

Gigi was working on the Three Color Cowl, and found counting to eight to be a problem. She had to tink all the rows that she knitted socializing. Also, it grew an extra stitch.

 

Review:(42:31)

Garter Stitch Revival, curated by Kerry Bogert

We mentions Sheila Ernst's lovely glass buttons.

Jasmin is thinking of knitting hats out of this book and sending them to Knit Aid

 

Straw into Gold:(53:53)

Jasmin spun 1 oz for her Hiro? Incredibles sweaters! Fleece from Janet Heppler, contrasting fiber (Australian merino) from Lisa Souza.

 

And Sew on:(1:02:26)

Gigi bought fabric for pillow covers. Washed, pressed, cut, collated, pinned and first seam sewn!

burrito pillowcase

Direct download: Sticky_Wicket_-_Episode_425_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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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.

 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

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.

 

Remember your favorite love story with a self-striping cowl kit from Little Skein in the Big Wool. La Belle et la Bête is our take on the classic fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast.” The kit features Must Stash Yarns’ mega 1000-yard self-striper, project bag in original fabric and more. Preorders open next Saturday (April 22), and kits begin shipping in May. See us at littleskein.com.

 

 

 

On the Needles:(0:35)


Jasmin has finished the garter wrap cardigan (by churchmouse yarns) out of FabFunkyFibres in the “Spock” color way. It is blocked, labels are sewn in.

 

Jasmin is nearly done with the hand finishing 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 Clothing Labels by Sterling. She also mentions Rex's Welcome to the Flock Cardigan.

 

Gigi has started the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and has added the second color.

 

Jasmin has started the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Gigi finished the second Chai Latte sock by C.C. Almon, both socks need an afterthought heel.

Jasmin made some progress on Rex's KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts.. She also wants to knit a hat for Andrew to wear to the Science march.


Gigi finished a Kit Kat (kitten?) preemie hat.She decided to make crochet flowers for the embellishment of last weeks preemie hats that were inspired by Quick Knits for Kids. Jasmin mentions Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers.

 

Jasmin has made some excellent progress on the Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan by Debbie Bliss in White Birch Fiber Arts“Sunny Day” colorway, which benefits PBS. Also, Mintrain also has a colorway to benefit PBS.

 

There are enabley deals on Jasmin's project pages.

 

In Stitches:(18:52)

 

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing wool socks. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

 

Jasmin wears wool socks every day. She and Genevieve wear their Kit Kat hats every day. 

 

She is sad that the Anna sweater isn't getting worn.

 

Events:(23:12)

 

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd.

Tour De Fleece :July-ish
Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

 

Contest:(28:30)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!

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

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.

Last week's prize is a  skein of Black Trillium Lilt sock yarn- aknittingnut

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:29)

 

This week for Mother Knows Best, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread, about a beginning sewing book. Gigi dug out her copy of Sewing Machine Fun For Kids. She also likes My First Sewing Machine Book by Winky Cherry. Jasmin also likes the Burda Style Sewing Handbook.

 

We would love to hear which books other people like.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(38:30

 

Gigi was working on the Three Color Cowl, and found counting to six to be a problem. She had to tink back repeatedly, because she was watching tv and the dresses on The Dressmaker were amazing. (We mistakenly called it the Seamstress, sorry.)

 

Sewing project bags. Had two labels that weren't caught in the seam.

 

Review:(42:24)

 

This week we review Outrageously Adorable Dog Knits

 

We mention Franklin Habit

 

Jasmin is toying with the idea of knitting one of the sweaters for Elphie.

 

And Sew on:(54:34)

 

Gigi finished sewing grosgrain ribbon onto project bags. We need to cut the draw strings, Fray Check them, and have Genevieve install them.

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 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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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   
Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. 
Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.
To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!
Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.
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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 DFW? Come visit our booth!

 

 

 

 

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin is nearly done with the hand finishing 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 Clothing Labels by Sterling.

 

Gigi is swatching for the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company.

 

She has done a 2-in-1 swatch for the Sideways Dude cardigan and they Flirty Berberis cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Gigi is working on the second Chai Latte sock by C.C. Almon. She also finished knitting two preemie hats using the pattern from the 60 Knits for Little Kids, and cast on a kit Kat preemie hat

 

There are enabley deals on Jasmins project pages.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the sleeves on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity” and “Saffron” colorways.

 

Jasmin made some progress on Rex's KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts. She has also started the Little Pole cardigan by Joji Locatelli.

 

Jasmin swatched for the Hearthstone pullover, by Ysolda Teague. out of Twisted Owl Fiber Studio "Eye Searing Pink".

 

Jasmin also cast on the Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan by Debbie Bliss in White Birch Fiber Arts“Sunny Day” colorway, which benefits PBS. Also, Mintrain also has a colorway to benefit PBS.

 

 

In Stitches:(28:10)

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing socks. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

 


Events:(31:18)

Stash Dash starts May 26.

Spinning at Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd.

Tour De Fleece :July-ish

Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

 

Contest:(34:38)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!

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

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 Black Trillium Lilt sock yarn- aknittingnut

 

Mother Knows Best:(37:56)

This week for Mother Knows Best, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about ?' thread about preferred garment construction.

Gigi mentions the Best Friend Jacket. from Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch. (Correction: Gigi called it the Girlfriend Jacket). Gigi really likes the Katarina, and the Cassidy

 

When Knitting Attacks:(47:51)

Rex helped with the knitting this week.

 

Review:(50:00)

This week we review

A Hat for Mrs Goldman

Knit Together

Smitten

Genevieve does a review of her Phoebe doll, which was a gift from Joanna Johnson, author of the Phoebe Books

 

Straw into Gold:(1:10:45)

Gigi found her Jenkins Turkish spindle. She bought fiber from Loop, and has been itching to start spinning it

 

And Sew on:(1:12:46)

Gigi sewed grosgrain ribbon onto project bags. She still needs to sew the black ribbon onto 14 project bags.

 

Jasmin has been using Beeswax for her hand sewing.



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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 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
 

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg

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.
 photo Page-01_zpsgpgjdu9d.jpg 
 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:(0:35)

Gigi has finished knitting part of the Bias Loop cowl,  from Churchmouse out of KnitMona in Silver and Gold.

 

Jasmin has just the hand finishing left 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)

 

Gigi finished the first Chai Latte sock by C.C. Almon. She also finished knitting a preemie hat, and cast on a new one.

 

Jasmin has started the sleeves on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity” and “Saffron” colorways. 

 

The Tincanknits KAL has the hashtag #heartonmysleeveknits

The preemie hats that listeners gave us at Stitches have been tagged and are ready to be delivered to the hospital.

 

Jasmin cast on another KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts for Rex. She has also swatched for the Little Pole cardigan by Joji Locatelli out of Neighborhood Fiber Co.'s Studio Worsted, and for a Cowl out of Buffalo Wool Co.

 

In Stitches:(17:33)

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing the Lorelei cowl, and handknit socks. Also, the girls gifted a Dr Watson sweater that Gigi had knitted, to a young friend. Jasmin and Genevieve wore their Kit Kat hats. Genevieve also wore her Elsa sweater, and Rex wore Genevieve's Playful Stripes cardigan.

Events:(22:31)

Stash Dash starts May 26

This is sponsored by the Knit Girllls.

 

Gigi would like to add buttons bands and buttons to her Einstein coat

 

Jasmin got roundly trounced by Emily last year.

 

Contest:(28:11)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!

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

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 Black Trillium Lilt sock yarn

Jasmin talks about sewing clothing labels into Genevieve's sweaters, and mentions Sterling name tapes

 

Mother Knows Best:(36:20)

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread about blocking a shawl in a hotel room.

Jasmin mentions Galina from Skaska (and Orenburg fame).

She mentions her Scūnchi for steaming.


We mentions Deborah's Epic Wedding Chuppah. 

Also, we wondered if our listeners have any good blocking ideas.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(44:31)

Genevieve helped with Jasmin's knitting and dropped a few stitches on Rex's sweater.

 

Review:(47:06)

This week we review 60 Quick Knits for Little Kids

 

Straw into Gold:(1:08:15)

This Issue of Ply Magazine gave Jasmin itchy fingers.

 

And Sew On:(1:12:!2)

Gigi has sewn grosgrain ribbon and labels onto some of the Halloween project begs.

 

Direct download: Magic_Feather_-_Episode_422_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:26pm PDT

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 

 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
 

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg

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.

 photo Page-01_zpsgpgjdu9d.jpg 
 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!

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

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 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.

Direct download: An_Extra_Hand_-_Episode_421_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:21pm PDT

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.

Direct download: Snail_with_the_Mail_-_Episode_420_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:03pm PDT

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.

 

 

 

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:(0:40).

 

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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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 

 

Today's show is brought to you by Audible, please go to  audible.com/knitmoregirls to get a free 30 day trial.

 

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.

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

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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

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

#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.

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

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.

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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.
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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
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Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you'll receive a hand blended, all-organic,loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like discounts, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving and supporting tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift. Visit plum deluxe dot com slash tea to learn more.

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!


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

 

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!

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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.
Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ #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.
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Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.
This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 
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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!
Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.
Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.
$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

 

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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.


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

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:36pm PDT

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:(0:33)

 

Gigi finished Smooth  Operator Socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood. Also, the leftover yarn has been knit into preemie hats and the last bits have turned into pompoms.

 

Jasmin mentions Sock Architecture by Lara Neel for figuring out how to get just the right fit.

She also thanks Cat Bordhi for all her sock knowledge.

 

 Jasmin really likes Sarah and Duck.  And she mentions the Genevieve Tube Sock pattern. ]

 


Gigi is working on sidewalk sweater, Grown collection, by Kate Oates in Venezia Bulky.


 She is working on 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.

 

Also, Gigi finished another Quynn hat, and a all the leftover yarn from a pair of socks into preemie hats, and still had leftovers for pompoms, and made lots of itty bitty pompoms. Genevieve helped.We use the Clover Pompom Maker.

 

Jasmin got the charts, sheep and sheepdogs sorted to finish Genevieve's Gone Astray cardigan.

 

Jasmin swatched for the First Watch cardigan in Lisa Souza BFL worsted. She has also pulled out yarn to swatch for a vneck boxy by Joji Locatelli.

 

Jasmin has started crocheting the Elsa Amigarumi kit from Kristen's Kords. #letitCRO

 

Boston Jen is emotionally supporting this endeavor.

 

 

In Stitches:(27:32)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore cowl. Looked at closet to pick a sweater, they are bright.

 

Jasmin wore her Greyhaven hat, rainbow wristers, and Breezy Cardigan, and the Tempest cardigan. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater,Worm hat, the Coronation cardigan, Kapuzin hoodie, Hamilknit hat.

 

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

 

Events:(29:25)

 


We will be attending TNNA 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23, and Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Contest:(31:04)

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

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


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


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

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


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Mother Knows Best:(34:26)

 

Stick with it and it'll click. (Learning to read your knitting - reading crochet stitches)

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:19)

 

Gigi wanted to work on Sidewalk sweater. She needs to add stitches to accommodate back 40.  She will need to try it on and figure out where to start. She mentions Try it on Tubing.

 

Opus the octopus.  Gigi needs to attach eyelids before knitting more, so she can start stuffing the head. 

 


Review:(45:28)

This week we review

 

 

 

 

Straw into Gold:(55:49)

Device upgrade!

 

And Sew On:(58:06)

 

Gigi has been sewing some more seams on Grinch bags. 

 
 
Direct download: Cognates_-_Episode_411_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:17pm PDT

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.



 
 
 
 
 

Berry colorful yarnings bringing you unique self striping hand dyed yarns, tonal , overdyes, sock blanks, super fun kits and more... Berry Colorful Yarnings has your needs covered. From a Light fingering in a luxurious blend to a bulky 100% Superwash Merino and ALL the yarns in between, you will be able to find the perfect fit for your desired project.

Always open to custom requests, just email Michelle and together we make your color ideas come to life...

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.

 
 

Nothing says I love you like yarn or fiber from Lisa Souza... or a gift certificate from Lisa Souza. Lisa is offering a 15% discount to your listeners, through January. Use the code KNITMORE in the comments box on the order page.

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

 

We gush about Plum Deluxe Tea. 

 

Jasmin has finished her Bifrost scarf. and we discuss blocking. She has picked up her Ashburn #BigBadBergalong, and is using BostonJen's GoodReader lesson, out of Lollipop yarn.

 

Jasmin is working on her #bigbadbergalong Ashburn (and using BostonJen’s GoodReader lessons).

 


Gigi is working on the Sidewalk sweater, from the Grown collection by Tincanknits, in Venezia Bulky.



 Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She has finished a Sherlock hat out of Cascade 220. (She added modifications in her project notes.) She is working on a Cat hat for Genevieve for the Women's March on Washington.


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


Gigi is knitting the Smooth Operator Socks. First sock is done, second one is close to the toe. Also, she has started on the 2017 batch of preemie hats. She has also swatched the Ornament colorway from Knitmona 

 

 

In Stitches:(13:39)

 

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore cowl. Looked at closet to pick a sweater, they are bright. She thinks she should wear her Gran's Hug again.

 

Jasmin wore her Pussycat hat, Rainbow dots cowl, and Breezy Cardigan.  She also mentions the Austen Striped Cowl .Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat, the baby mine cardigan, the Coronation cardigan, Kapuzin hoodie, hamilknit hat.

 

Jasmin is excited about having ordered the extra large salad spinner. [Turned out, not so large.]

 

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat, and bumble hat, and the Dino hat. Jasmin wants to take a Gleener to Rex's sweater. 

 

 

Events:(22:02)

 


We will be attending TNNA 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23 and Stitches West,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. We are planning a Meet and Greet on Saturday at noon in the Erin Lane Booth. We will be happy to collect preemie hats, and hats for KnitAid. Anne Vally will be collecting the hats and sending them on.

 

Contest:(22:38)

 

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

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


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


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

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


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Mother Knows Best:(28:10)

 

 

Jasmin 2017 is : Speak Up. Speak up for what you believe, speak up when you have a question. 


Review:(35:40)


This week we review

The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, by Wendy Bernard


Jasmin mentions Barbara Walker,


and our interview with her, and the phenomenal Nicky Epstein stitch dictionaries, and the Norah Gaughan Cables Sourcebook 


And Sew On :(39:00)


Gigi mended some pants. She also did some autopilot sewing of project bags. Jasmin mentions Amy Beth, The Fat Squirrel Speaks and The Knit Girllls, and Voollenvine.

 

Direct download: Varsity_Sewing_-_Episode_410_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33am PDT

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.

 
 
 
 
 
Berry colorful yarnings bringing you unique self striping hand dyed yarns, tonal , overdyes, sock blanks, super fun kits and more... Berry Colorful Yarnings has your needs covered. From a Light fingering in a luxurious blend to a bulky 100% Superwash Merino and ALL the yarns in between, you will be able to find the perfect fit for your desired project.

Always open to custom requests, just email Michelle and together we make your color ideas come to life...
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.
 
Nothing says I love you like yarn or fiber from Lisa Souza... or a gift certificate from Lisa Souza. Lisa is offering a 15% discount to your listeners, through January. Use the code KNITMORE in the comments box on the order page.

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

 



Gigi is practicing her British Style knitting on some more preemie hats. She knitted another Quynn hat out of San Jose Sharks colored yarn. 

 


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

 

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

 

Gigi is planning to knit them into Smooth Operator Socks. Socks are on hold until she knits the heel.

Jasmin has a brilliant idea how she could continue.

 

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

 

Jasmin is also working on her Bifrost scarf. and we discuss blocking. Jasmin mentions Boston Jen and Cleaner's Supplies Bags.

 

In Stitches:(14:52)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore Cowl, and the Serpentine cowl and Jasmin's yellow hat and a cashmere shawl

 

Jasmin wore her Three Color Cashmere Cowl,Pussycat hat, Rainbow dots cowl, and Breezy Cardigan. She also mentions the Austen Striped Cowl .Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat, the baby mine cardigan, the Coronation cardigan.

 

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

Andrew wore a sweater out of handspun.

 


Events:(22:02)


We will be attending TNNA at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23and Stitches West,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

 

Contest:(22:38)

 

#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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 We mention Voolenvine's podcast

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:10)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about what comes first, the pattern or the yarn.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(34:23)



 

Gigi was working on the Quynn hat, doing decreases. Counting to ten for decreases was too challenging. She had to rip back and start the decreases again. 

 

Jasmin will redo the earflaps on the Sherlock hat.You can find the color evaluator here.

 


Review:(35:40)

 

Pattern and color dictionary 

Some patterns would be wonderful in gradients

 Gigi mentions the Ruby Beholder

 

And Sew On:(45:56)

 

Gigi is pressing Grinch-along bags, Jasmin is doing the sewing. We are planning to ask Genevieve to do the drawstrings.

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:( 59:00)

 

While we were sewing, we were listening to The Grocery Girls 

Jasmin mention Rosemary Hill's shawl pins

 

Gigi had a gift recipient pick a gift out of her stash of knitted items that are waiting to be blocked, a möbius cowl out of Sivia Harding's Book of Cowls out of Bijou Basin yak.

I really like that pattern and will knit it again.

 

Jasmin talks how the eggnog and Coquito turned out, as well as how we felt about the hot cocoa and and red wine that we had seen on Facebook. Jasmin mentions Penzey's Cocoa.

Also, we mentioned Glühwein.

Direct download: Newfangled_-_Episode_409_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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