Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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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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