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A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately.  In a nutshell, Bar-Maids announced that only 150 boxes would be guaranteed available with 50 on a waiting list. Just over 300 people have signed up for the pre-sale notification. With the potential of 150 people being disappointed, Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make the 300 happen.  Three Hundred (300) boxes will be available ladies - guaranteed!  SAVE THE DATE:  Sometime in May, the pre-sale will begin.  Once 300 boxes have sold, there will be no more available.  If you want notification when the presale begins delivered to your inbox, get your name on the list – NOW!  Now to decide: -Perfect Mother's Day gift (it won’t arrive until October, but oh… the anticipation)-Birthday gift (better than another coffee card)-Enabler present (perfect timing)-Now at college and this is (almost) better than a homemade cookie collection from Mom/Dad-For “myself” because this is the best thing since sweet potato fries.The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00

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On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin is working on the  Spock sweater and is very pleased with the colors.

 

Gigi has finished two pairs of Opal socks.

Jasmin finished the Landon pullover and blocked it. She mentioned the sale at Lisa Souza.


Gigi is working on the Peppermint Mocha socks out of Coffee with C.C. and ruminating on which heel to use. Jasmin has made some progress on her  poly Chevron cowl, out of Black Trillium Fibres and is quite thrilled with it.

 

Gigi finished another preemie hat, and she finished the Buzzbee hat from Woolly Wormhead out of yarn from a taster kit from Sheepspot #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat, and she won Yarn Chicken.

 

Jasmin knit the sunflower beret #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat. She may knit more. She used Regia 6 in green, Opal 6 ply for the yellow and brown. 

 

Thank you, again, to the Bar Maids for shipping the first 612 hats! #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat

 

We are going to have a cowl Knitalong together with Lux Adorna Knits. This will be known as the #Zebralong (also tag with #LuxAdornaKAL for a chance to win prizes in their group and thread!)

 

Official cast on date is May 1st.  Ravelry threads can be found on the Knitmore forum, and in the Lux Adorna group


In Stitches:(19:42)

 

Gigi wore her Sothia shawl, which was blocked, but she had neglected to weave in ends. Also she wore socks and could feel the stitches on her feet. We mention Kroy sock yarn.

 

Genevieve wore the little Oak Cardigan, Ophelia Addams hat and wristers,  Duck sweater, and the tulip stripes cardigan,

 

 

Contest:(24:06)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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Also, we have prizes for the Elizalong from:

- A Good Yarn, they sent  the now unavailable Oh- Snap pouches from Namaste

- a half off coupon for a sweater's worth of yarn from Quince and Co. (We are going to supplement the cost of the yarn to make a whole sweater.)

- Our regular day to give out a prize hopefully will be the 13th of each month.

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Gigi and Jasmin are both intrigued with linen and knitted linen ribbon. And Jasmin noticed that a t shirt she just got from Old Navy is actually half linen.


Mother Knows Best:(30:02):

 

This week we answer two questions from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

 

One listener asked if we were project or process knitters.

She also liked the bucket book. LINK?

 

Also, we answered a question about kids learning to spin. Gigi mentions Respect The Spindle.


When Knitting Attacks:(45:31)

 

Gigi was working on the Peppermint Mocha socks and noticed that she had a hard time counting to four. She also managed to have different numbers of stitches on the top and bottom of her Vanilla socks, and had to rip back to the beginning of the toe.

 

She was working on hats and the tip of her brand new needle sheared off.

 

Jasmin was working on her poly Chevron cowl, out of Black Trillium Fibres. She messed up the pattern so thoroughly that Gigi ended up pulling back five rows.

 

Also, the Landon pullover is too tight to go over Rex's  head, so she will put in a zipper. She also mentions Shetland. And Grantchester, both tv shows. (There's a thread about Shetland in our Ravelry group here.)

 

Review:(54:45)

 

This week we review Betsy Beads, by Betsy Hershberg


And Sew On:(1:02:32)

 

Gigi shortened three pairs of jeans and patched another pair for GrandpaDahling.

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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..

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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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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 

 

On The Needles:(0:36)

 

 Jasmin is working on the Bon Bon Toque by Tincanknits. She is knitting it out of Mountain Meadows Wool for #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat.

 

Purlescence is a collection point for hats for  Syrian refugees.

Gigi has knitted three Perennial hats, one of them for herself, and the other two for the #25000tuques project.

 

Jasmin made progress on the Landon pullover, designed by Katya Frankel, out of Lisa Souza BFL. (There are discount codes from Lisa Souza and Katya Frankel on the project page.)

 

Gigi has finished the citrus colored sock, and she finds the shades of grey vanilla socks very potato chippy. Jasmin is working on the Churchmouse baby wrap cardigan out of FabFunkyFibres in the Spock colorway. 

 

Gigi is knitting on a cowl out of some black-ish handspun out of mistery fiber.

 

We announce the Eliz-along! We are knitting sweaters out Elizabeth Doherty's book Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design

 

Jasmin is starting with the Helvetica and Gigi will be knitting the Copperplate. We will be knitting the designs in Quince and Co yarn. This knitalong is running in conjuction with #projectsweaterchest.

 

In Stitches:(19:50)

 

Gigi wore handknit socks, the Knitmore cowl, the Serpentine cowl, wristers, the new Perennial hat, and her Cassidy.

 

Jasmin wore the Mondo Cable Cardi, the Tess silk and wool hat, the Tangled Yoke cardigan She engaged in a sweater wash-a-palooza, with totally unscented Allure. She washed her Carli, the Kobiyashi Maru, and the yellow hat. They also used the Fiberwash from Unicorn Fibers for three other handspun sweaters.

 

Genevieve wore Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat, ola hat,  and the Kapuzin hoodie,

 

Rex wore the Purl Soho Baby cardi, and the Kobiyashi Maru.

 

Sam wore the San Jose Sharks scarf that Gigi knitted for him.

 

Contest:(29:47)

 

The Grinchalong is finished. Winners TBA soonest.

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Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close around January 6th.


Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit more than your immediate friends and family. 

 

Do Some Good prizes:

A Lolo Foot bar

a very big Erin Lane bag, 

and a Leslie Wind cable needle ring

Contest will wrap up next week.Winners will be announced in episode 361

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Mother Knows Best:(31:46)

 

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

about what we do with the leftover ends of bobbins.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:07)

 

Gigi was attacked by standard vs metric. She knitted four inches instead of four centimeters for the headband of her Perennial

 

We mention NASA and The Martian

 

Review:(36:45)

 

This week we review Playful Hoodies, by Mary Rasch

 

Gigi raves about Fleece Hat Friends, by Mary Rasch


Straw Into Gold:(45:47)

 

We play with the Acadia Spinning Wheel by Infinite Twist

 

And Sew On:(49:56)

 

Gigi mended a sheet that the dogs had torn. She used Wonder Under to fuse a patch to the sheet before she sewed it on.

Direct download: Episode_359.mp3
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Running downhill - Episode 167 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!


On the Needles:( 0:32)

We will be taking an indefinite break starting on January 1st.  We will leave you with a list of podcasts to listen to.

Gigi is working on the Katriel in Cascade Venezia Sport, by Robin Ulrich, the designer of the Sothia. She has also started the Kleio, by Romi Hill.  Her Rocky Coast Cardigan has been swatched out of Cascade Ecological Wool.  She is also working on the Katje, a hooded, top down cardigan, by Coco Knits and is worried about running out of the Venezia Bulky.  The Odelia, by Cocoknits, out of Silk and Wool, by Tess Yarns,  is coming along nicely,

Jasmin is working on her Daybreak. She is also working on her Rocky Coast Cardigan.

She asked for creative input from voolenvine who suggested a garter stitch baby kimono, in a lovely red Skinny Bugga from The Sanguine Gryphon. Her mini blue streak cardigan is almost done.

Mother Knows Best: ( 25:31)

We answered a questions about:

- Blocking or weaving ends first, where to switch from one balls of yarn

- We NEVER use glue for knitting or sewing.

- Fraycheck for microfiber ribbon is a good idea though. 

-How to sew in ends.  Joining pieces. 

We referenced Lucy Neatby, Kaffe Fassett, and mentioned Paula from the Knitting Pipeline Podcast.

When Knitting Attacks: (36:56)

Gigi needs to make notes of what project she is ordering yarn for, especially when it is a whole bag of Chunky Baby Alpaca.  Jasmin's stash is refusing to give up its secrets. She is sure she has a bag of navy blue Malabrigo, as well as some gray  Ceallach yarn which is also evading capture in her stash.

Review: (44:16)

 

This week we review Knit Local by Tanis Gray

Straw Into Gold:( 51:57)

Jasmin thinks that having a minispinner would be handy.  She is spinning up the last bit of the fiber for the 10 year sweater.   She mentions a conflict over knitted items on True Blood.  She needs to take more breaks while she is spinning.

 

She answered a question about spinning airy worsted weight yarn, and discussed Cascade 220 vs the heavier Miro by Abstract fiber. She mentioned the Butter by Nadia dresses, which are heavy and feel expensive.  We also mention Haagen Dazs Ice cream.  Which relates to swatching and drape of knitted fabric.

 

We mention Jasmin's Fulling Yak video.

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This Director's Cut episode has been brought to you exclusively by:

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Things we talk about during this episode:

Whimsical little knits 1 & 2
Little Red in the City
Electric ball winder
Little Shop of Horrors
Asunden circular baskets (from Ikea)
Boardwalk Empire
Carnivale

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