Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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We all have it, we all snicker about it.
Fun Fur.
Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn.
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Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.

 

On the Needles:(0:37)

Jasmin is making progress on the front on her  Myrna top by Joan Michael-McGowan out of

Tess Yarns microfiber ribbon.

 

Gigi is back working on the Rocky Coast cardigan.

 

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

 

Gigi is working on the green part of the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort. 40 green squares are

done so far, 32 purple squares.  +5

 

Jasmin finished her Knitmore Vanilla Socks out of Oink Pigments “Roy G. Pig”, and did the Vanilla

Sock Pattern update. (First FO of stash dash!)

Gigi: the Joker and the Thief shawl by Melanie Berg. Stitches 2018

Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan yoke: colorwork finished! Jacquard floats!

She is enthusiastic about Knitcompanion

She talks about Jacqard floats and mentions Alasdair Post-Quinn's books, and

Lucy Neatby

She mentions Star War hats , and techknitter's STUART Jacquard float technique

Gigi is knitting more socks out of Patons Kroy

 

Events: (18:37):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is BACK ON!

- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24

-May 15 Knitgirllls rule change episode

- May  31 till end of August:Two Ewes Knot along

-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28, training starts May 22

 

We loved Bottle Shock

Sherri from Morro Fleece Works will process the fleeces we bought there.

Anna Harvey had dryer balls



In Stitches:(26:44)

Gigi :Einstein coat

Jasmin:Parkland Boxy, and Breezy

 

Mother Knows Best:(29:41)

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

wearing ease vs designer ease.

She mentions Kenneth D King

 

When Knitting Attacks:(38:30)

Gigi: socks. Messed up the toe decreases

Joker:haven’t gotten the rhythm yet, pulled back knitting three times

Kroy socks.  Cast on second sock.  Color stripes are running the opposite way of the first sock.  

Wound backwards?

Did my toes in regular stockinette.  Pulling it out again because Princess on the pea.

Jasmin mentions the Akerworks yarn caddy.

Joker and the Thief shawl.  Crossed stitch.

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(51:27)

Week 2: Weigh out your fiber into 25 g nests.

If you are preparing your own fiber: wash your fleece and start processing.

Join Team Sasquatch if you haven't done so already. LINK

Also, be mindful of your body. Ergonomics. Make sure you are Knitting Comfortably

Gigi spun and plied bits of hand spun that are just a taste will make nice preemie hats on the Turkish spindle

 

And Sew On:(54:00)

Sewing machine not working

Embroidered fabric for a dress for Jasmin. Changes for the new version: longer.  Incorporate the godets

into the garment to have fewer seams interrupting the embroidery.  Also, cut front and back on fold,

instead of two halves.

Correction: Gigi said warp thread. For straightening, one  pulls a weft thread.

 

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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.
 
We all have it, we all snicker about it.
Fun Fur.
Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn.
With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends. Pattern available on Ravelry; more info at infinitetwist.com
 
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On the Needles:(0:32)

Gigi is back working on the Rocky Coast cardigan.

Finished my first ball of yarn, getting close to the waist line

Jasmin finished the back and started the front on her  Myrna top by Joan Michael-McGowan out of

Tess Yarns microfiber ribbon.

Gigi is working on the green part of the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort.

40 green squares are done so far, 32 purple squares.  Have a bit more purple

 

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

We mention Hollywood Knits

 

Events: (8:50):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is BACK ON!

- May 25 Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery DATE CHANGE!

- Stash Dash May 24 till August 24

-May 15 Knitgirllls rule change episode

-Until May 24 Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month

- May  31 till end of August,Two Ewes Knot along

-Tour de Fleece July 6-28, training starts May 22

 

In Stitches:(14:39)

- Genevieve: Gryffindor Scarf and hat

Gigi mentions #MeMadeMay. Wearing old nightshirts that have held up at least 7 years.

Too cold for dresses and skirts. Jasmin wore the Aumangea pullover and Goin' Gold hat.

 

Mother Knows Best:(17:34)

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

what length circular needles to use.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(22:53)

Jasmin dropped and picked up a bunch of stitches on her Viajante at Avengers Endgame.

Gigi: balled up second skein.  Yarn had torn bits.

 

Review:(26:38)

This week we review:

WipFit by Cate Carter-Evans

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(35:04)

Week 1: Pick your project

Gigi will spin the special  Stalker Batt from Nicole Frost

Jasmin will spin more of her Incredibles yarn.

 

And Sew On:(38:11)

Dress for our final project: handed everything in. Did presentation.  Wish someone had recorded.

 

#westvalleycollegesews #gigimakesitsew

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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.
 
We all have it, we all snicker about it.
Fun Fur.
Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn.
With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends. Pattern available on Ravelry; more info at infinitetwist.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:(0:32)

Jasmin started a Myrna top by Joan Michael-McGowan out of Tess Yarns microfiber ribbon.

Jasmin mentions Joji Locatelli, Romi Hill, Andrea Mowry, Martina Behm,

Gigi is back working on the Rocky Coast cardigan.

 

Gigi is working on the green part of the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort.

34 green squares are done so far. 32 blue squares.

 

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

 

Events: (16:56):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is BACK ON!

- May 25 Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery DATE CHANGE!

- Stash Dash May 24 till August 24

-May 15 Knitgirllls rule change episode

-Until May 24 Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month

- May  31 till end of August,Two Ewes Knot along

-Tour de Fleece July 6-28, training starts May 22

 

In Stitches:(21:47)

- Genevieve: Gryffindor Scarf and hat

Gigi mentions #memadeMay. Linen sweater "Where's the Opaque'

Jasmin wore the grey circle skirt that Gigi made for class

 

Mother Knows Best:(35:10)

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

books, designers, patterns that inspire.  Judith McKenzie, Philosophers' Fair Isle class,

The Knit Stitch, Stitchips, Ysolda Teague,

Martina Behm, Knitting Withoout Tears, Stephanie Pearl McPhee, Lucy Neartby, Carson Dehmers

Anntarsia

 

When Knitting Attacks:(33:22)

RIBBON. In stash, tangled (from ball winder), Coachella top with dropped stitches, added stitch

AND FIXED IT IN THE DARK.

 

And Sew On:(42:06)

Dress for our final project: copied it onto paper for the pattern. Sewed it out of muslin to make sure that it fits.

 

#westvalleycollegesews #gigimakesitsew

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On the Needles:(0:40)

Jasmin re-started her Sprig pullover by Alana Dakos in Lisa Souza Superwash Merino in

“Squashblossom”, and had more success with it using the KnitCompanion app. Jasmin used her

Try-it-on-tubing, and figured out that she needs more room in the armhole (measured commercial shirts).

Two lifelines! (out of Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton).

 

Jasmin enthuses about Andrea Mowry's Fade Designs.

 

Gigi is working on the green part of the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort.

It takes one episode of Project Runway to do a square.  29 green squares are done so far.

 

Jasmin finished the first sock in Oink Pigments Roy G Pig” to replace the one on

our Knitmore Vanilla Sock pattern, and is at the heel flap on the second sock. #operationsockdrawer

 

Gigi is knitting : Robin’s Hooded Bandana Cowl, Out of Neighborhood Fiber Co,  in Studio Chunky in the

"Reservoir Hill" colorway.

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

 

Gigi: wound yarn for Spector (we call it "Spectra") pullover, Joji Locatelli, Neighborhood Fiber Co

Studio Dk Shades of Grey, superwash.  Yarn is wound, need to swatch some more.

 

Events: (20:40):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is BACK ON!

- May 18 Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery

- Stash Dash May 24 till August 24

-May 15 Knitgirllls rule change episode

-Until May 24 Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month

- May  31 till end of August,Two Ewes Knot along

-Tour de Fleece July 6-28, training starts May 22

 

In Stitches:(29:16)

- Genevieve: Gryffindor Scarf and hat

Gigi mentions #memadeMay. Too cold to wear the A line skirt from Clothing Construction I.

Jasmin and Gigi reminisce about the Million Dollar Dress.

 

Mother Knows Best:(35:10)

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

Never will I ever!  We mention Monsterpants, Rebecca Danger, and Knitted Lingerie.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(44:15)

Gigi is attacked by Robin’s Hooded Bandana Cowl. She is going to frog it and use the numbers from the

 

Gigi is also not getting gauge on her Spector pullover.  The pattern was written for fingering yarn, I

am working with dk

 

And Sew On:(49:45)

Dress for our final project: Have draped it on a school form in muslin. Need to copy it onto paper for the

 

pattern.  Next step is to sew it out of muslin to make sure that it fits. #westvalleycollegesews

 
 
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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.
 
We all have it, we all snicker about it.
Fun Fur.
Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn.
With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends. Pattern available on Ravelry; more info atinfinitetwist.com
 
Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.
 
 
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:(0:35)

Jasmin has made some progress on the first sleeve on her Polwarth pullover by Ysolda Teague out of

 

Neighborhood Fiber Co. Capital Luxury Sport in the “Sanctuary City” benefit colorway.

Jasmin wants to break out her Try-it-on-tubing.

You can find us on Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter as Knitmoregirls.

 

Gigi is working on the green part of the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort.

It takes one episode of Project Runway to do a square.  25 green squares are done so far.

 

Jasmin is nearly done with the first sock in Oink Pigments Roy G Pig” to replace the one on

our Knitmore Vanilla Sock pattern. #operationsockdrawer

 

Gigi is knitting : Robin’s Hooded Bandana Cowl, Out of Neighborhood Fiber Co,  in Studio Chunky in

the "Reservoir Hill" colorway.

 

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

 

Gigi: wound yarn for Spector (we call it "Spectra") pullover , Joji Locatelli, Neighborhood Fiber Co ,

Studio Dk Shades of Grey

superwash.  Yarn is wound, need to swatch

 

Events: (14:41)

- May 18 Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery

- Stash Dash May 24 till August 24

-May 15 Knitgirllls rule change episode

-Until May 24 Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month

- May  31 till end of August ,Two Ewes Knot along

-Tour de Fleece July 6-28, training starts May 22

 

In Stitches:(20:26)

- Genevieve: Gryffindor Scarf and hat

Jasmin loves #todaysKnitOutfit : Pearls of wisdom shawl by Brenda Patipa

Gigi mentions #memadeMay. Wore the Blueberry dress from 10 years ago

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:17)

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

afterthought buttonholes. Jasmin suggests Elizabeth Zimmermann's afterthought buttonhole.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(28:51)

Gigi is attacked by the Robin’s Hooded Bandana Cowl,

She  is going to frog it and use the numbers from the Maid Marian Cowl

 

And Sew On:(31:26)

Working on designs where the sleeves and bodice are one piece.  

Dress for our final project: Need to drape it on a school form and  make out of fashion fabric.

 

Watching Project Runway, Season 11.

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