Knitmoregirls's Podcast (podcasts)
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

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
 
 
 
 
Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.
 
Ever face the tedious task of having to drop down and correct a mistake in your knitting? The Fix-A-Stitch is here to help! It’s a double-ended tool that uses a patented method to change stitches from knit to purl or purl to knit quick and easy. Check our website for great tutorials and other ways to use it. The tool comes in a package of three for light, medium or bulky weights. A lace weight tool is sold separately. Fix-A-Stitch is available at local yarn shops around the country. More information available at www.fixastitch.com.
 
 
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
 
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.

 

Episode 549

Erin Lane- Fix a Stitch -  Infinite twist- Little Skein - KnitCompanion - PLAY A PROMO

On the Needles:(0:33)

Gigi  cast on the last of the Pairfect vacation yarn, also another sock out of the Patons Kroy yarn, for a

Vanilla sock with afterthought heel 

 

Jasmin knit her second swatch for the Diaphanous Raglan, (#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin mentions the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which starts

in September and ends in November. Jasmin mentions Jessie Mae Designs

 

Gigi is working on the Rocky Coast cardigan and finished hip increases, knitting on the body of the

cardigan 

Jasmin knitted on her  White Birch Fiber Arts socks in "A Study in Peach, Mint".

Gigi: finished one repeat on The Joker and the Thief shawl 

Stash Dash recap.

Jasmin mentions the Dissent cardigan and the Elsa sweater

 

Jasmin’s Viajante is inching towards the mesh section.

 

Events: (19:00)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

- PIQF October 17-20

-Lambtown

 

In Stitches (21:05)

 

Gigi wore a dress with blueberries from over ten years ago

 

Stitch Please Podcast PROMO 25:49!

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:19)

This week we answer a question about baby knits (2660), True North Hearts and Hands donations:

https://subcultureyarn.com/craftivism-hearts-hands-baby-layette-bag-donation/ 

Jasmin mentions Aja Barber 

Joji Locatelli wrap sweater 

Couture Button Tutorial 

Wee Envelope by Ysolda Teague 

Useful but gross envelope neckline trick

Sport weight  Regia

Baby Vertebrae

 

When Knitting Attacks:(54:18)

Gigi discovered that she made a mistake knitting the pairfect kids socks

A line skirt:machine stitched hem came out 

 

Review :(39:02)

This week we review

Loopy Mango Knitting by Loopy Mango

We mention Stephen West

 

Straw into Gold:(51:08)

Genevieve and Jasmin warped her Schacht Flip loom and started weaving a black and

yellow houndstooth wrap in silk

 

And Sew On:(53:19)

Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College got fitted with the paper patterns. She can start on the muslin now

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College started.  

Thinking of embellishing home dec items for final project.  Picked up yellow linen and zippers

 

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On the Needles:(0:32)

 

Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is finished. She mentions Splendid Apparel, by Anna Zilboorg.

She mentions the Couture Button tutorial.  Jasmin improved the perfect buttonhole!

Gigi purloins  "Feel Free to Compliment Me" from the Sewing Out Loud" podcast

Jasmin mentions the Welcome to the Flock cardigan there are two!

and the Frozen Hearts Pullover

 

She mentions the Diaphanous Raglan, the Rihanna Fenty lipstick.  She says it matches One Red

Shoe from Anzula.

Gigi cast on another pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks out of vacation yarn, and knitted most of the

leg during knitting group #operationSockdrawer

Gigi went to  EspaceTricot in Montreal while on Vacation

Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment KAL we're collaborating on!

She knitted on her  White Birch Fiber Arts socks in "A Study in Peach, Mint".

Jasmin has swatched for the Diaphanous Raglan. (#MyRhineBIPOCSweater, #BIPOCMAL2019). She

has also swatched for her Sevrine out of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Capital Luxury Sport in “Reservoir Hill”.

 

Jasmin mentions a kit from Neighborhood Fiber Co.(The #MyRhineBIPOCSweater KAL!).

Join the Ravelry Group, if you’re a BIPOC dyer, fill out the form, if

you’re a BIPOC designer, make sure you’re on the Black Squirrel List

Gigi is working on the Rocky Coast cardigan and finished hip increases 

Jasmin mentions the  #BIPOCMAL2019 , which starts in September and ends in November

 

Jasmin mentions Jessie Mae.  Check out her designs! And TinaTse Knits

 Jasmin mentions LittleSkeinAnne from the Social Proofing episode 

Jasmin’s Viajante is inching towards the mesh section.

Gigi: put a few rows on The Joker and the Thief shawl 




In Stitches (25:49)

Gigi wore a dress from over ten years ago.  It brings out the silver in her hair 

 

Events: (28:34)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls FINISHED . Concession speech.

Act Blue Families Belong Together Donation

- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Not Along

 Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

- PIQF October 17-20

 

Mother Knows Best:(35:12)

This week we talk about  baby gifts, True North Hearts and Hands donations:

https://subcultureyarn.com/craftivism-hearts-hands-baby-layette-bag-donation/ 

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:24)

Gigi :Discovered that I made a mistake with where I put one dart for the hip increases 

Podcasters: if you have a promo that you would like us to air, send it!

 

Straw into Gold:(45:44)

Jasmin finished weaving a diaphanous shawl for Gigi. On her Schacht Flip

 

And Sew On:(50:10)

Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College got fitted with the paper patterns.  She can start on the muslin now

Couture Embellishments class at Westvalley College started.  

Thinking of embellishing home dec items for final project.  

 

Also the class is supposed to make an "ethnic inspired" project.

 

 

Direct download: Diaphanous_-_Episode_548_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:
 
 
So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.
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
 
 
 
 
Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.
 
 
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
 
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:(0:32)

Jasmin is excited about dog sweaters. 

Gigi spoilers Jasmin's plans for the Diaphanous Raglan. Jasmin mentions a kit from Neighborhood Fiber Co.

 

Gigi mentions the Where's the Opaque sweater

Our personal instagram handles are @gigidahling @cuteknitter .

Gigi finished a pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks out of the Mani-Pedi vacation yarn. #operationSockdrawer

The button band on Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is in finished. She mentions Splendid Apparel, by Anna Zilboorg.

She mentions the Couture Button tutorial

Gigi is working on the Polygon blanket again. She finished a turquoise ball of yarn

Jasmin mention plans for the Persian Tiles blanket.

Jasmin’s Viajante is inching towards the mesh section.

 

Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment KAL we're collaborating on!

She did an IG live on Friday with Diane .

(The #MyRhineBIPOCSweater KAL!). Join the Ravelry Group, if you’re a BIPOC dyer, fill out the form, if

you’re a BIPOC designer, make sure you’re on the Black Squirrel List. Jasmin is going to be making

Sevrine out of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Capital Luxury Sport in “Reservoir Hill”.

Gigi frogged the Rocky Coast cardigan to the waistline to start hip increases 

 

Name change - AVFKW Pioneer is now HORIZON. Check their announcement.

 

In Stitches (25:16)

Gigi wore the A line skirt from sewing class. 

 

Events: (26:44)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls

- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Not Along

 Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

- PIQF October 17-20

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:58)

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

Jasmin talked about the Knit Evenly app. 

Gigi mentions the buttonhole spacer gadget

 

When Knitting Attacks:(40:05)

Gigi  had to frog back the Mani Pedi sock. Yarn had a knot. Undid the knot , and did a Russian join

Working on another Pairfect sock.  Halfway through the sole, the yellow end of the sock part popped up.

A line skirt.  Machine hem came out.

Also, bias neckline did not turn out well.

 

Review:(44:42)

Knit One, Girl Two 

Rachel Herron has a new book : Stolen Things

Jasmin mentions accessibility on the iPhone

 

Straw into Gold:(53:32)

Jasmin finished plying a charcoal grey sweater’s worth of singles, 2670m added to Stashdash totals.

 

And Sew On:(56:03)

Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College started.

Expected result for this semester: fitted sloper for skirt, bodice and sleeve 

 

Bookstore had binders with supplies for this class

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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
 
Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF.
We have a busy fall show schedule! Come see us at Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival September 28th and 29th in Berryville, Virginia!
All of our products are available on our website, www.dragonflyfibers.com. Come see why we say that Dragonfly Fibers are the colors of happiness.
 
 

 

 
Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.
 
 
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
 
Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com

 

 

On the Needles:(0:41)

PUPPIES! Meet Han and Chewie

Our personal instagram handles are @gigidahling @cuteknitter .

Jasmin finished her  Vanilla is the New Black socks in White Birch Fiber Arts “At Night, the Ice Weasels

Come” while shushing kids during the performances. 

Jasmin mentions Jade from the Geek Girls Craft podcast 

Jasmin started a pair of Vanilla is the New black socks out of White Birch Fiber Arts "Study in Peach,

Mint".

Gigi is working on a pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks out of the Mani-Pedi vacation yarn.  

She  got to the toes, then started another pair with Regia Pairfect Kids color for the nieceling. 

#operationSockdrawer



The button band on Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is in progress. She mentions Splendid Apparel, by

Anna Zilboorg.

 

Gigi is working on the  Polygon blanket again. She finished another hexagon 

Jasmin’s Viajante is inching towards the mesh section.




Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment KAL we're collaborating on!

(The #RhineBIPOCSweater KAL!). Join the Ravelry Group, if you’re a BIPOC dyer, fill out the form, if

you’re a BIPOC designer, make sure you’re on the Black Squirrel List. Jasmin is going to be making

Sevrine out of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Capital Luxury Sport in “Reservoir Hill”.

 

In Stitches (11:56)

Jasmin wore her Sweet ImPEACHment hat to James and the Giant Peach, she mentions Genevieve's.

Gigi wore the A line skirt from sewing class. 

 

Events: (15:14)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls

- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Not Along

 Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

- PIQF October 17-20

 

Mother Knows Best:(17:12)

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

for in a wonderful local yarn store. Let us know what you love about your yarn store in  the episode thread.

Jasmin mentions Ysolda. Neighborhood Fiber Company, and Uncommon Threads,

A Verb For Keeping Warm



When Knitting Attacks:(39:54))

Gigi doesn't like how the Pairfect sock turned out, it was designed for a sock with a flap

She needs to frog to beginning of the heel increases 

 

Rocky Coast cardigan. Gigi put it on the dress form.She will need to pull it back to waistline and start hip

shaping from there.

 

Straw into Gold:(45:05)

Gigi started a braid of Purl up and Dye on a Jenkins Lark Turkish spindle.

 

Jasmin has been plying, to get yardage for Stash Dash, and to free up bobbins for her

Family Sweater Project

 

And Sew On:(52:08)

Gigi decided to sew more A-line skirts from class. She found some wool tweed and coordinating silk. 

Also , she found some corduroy and coordinating squash blossom yellow lining.  Gigi serged the edges,

 

so the fabric can go in the washing machine.

Direct download: Sobriety_Test_-_Episode_546_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 

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

 
 

 

Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.

 

 

Take advantage of HelloFresh’s special offer for 2019. Get $80 off your first month by going to

hellofresh.com/KNITMORE80 and enter KNITMORE80.

 

 

 

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.

 

 
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:(0:41)

Jasmin knit 1 ½ socks Vanilla is the New Black socks in White Birch Fiber Arts “At Night, the Ice Weasels

Come” while shushing kids at rehearsal. She loves her shark stitch markers from Little Shop of Clays

 

Jasmin talks about the Frozen sweater  Her next socks will be out of White Birch Fiber Arts "Study in

Peach, Mint".

 

Gigi is working on a pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks out of the Mani-Pedi vacation yarn,  

she  got to the toes, then started another pair with Regia Pairfect Kids color for the nieceling. 

#operationSockdrawer

She is also working on an afterthought heel sock out of Kroy for herself, bound off the toe. 



The button band on Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is in progress, just needs to finish being joined,

and do the bead buttons and the buttonhole band.

 

Gigi: is working on the  Polygon blanket again. She finished another hexagon 

 

Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment KAL we're collaborating on!

(The #RhineBIPOCSweater KAL!). Join the Ravelry Group, if you’re a BIPOC dyer, fill out the form, if

you’re a BIPOC designer, make sure you’re on the Black Squirrel List. Jasmin is going to be making

Sevrine out of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Capital Luxury Sport in “Reservoir Hill”.

 

Jasmin made some progress on her Polwarth at JAWS on Friday night.

She mentions the Hatdana

Jasmin’s Viajante is inching towards the mesh section.




In Stitches (30:45)

Jasmin wore her Sweet ImPEACHment hat to James and the Giant Peach, she mentions Genevieve's.

Gigi washed and flat blocked her winter woolens




Events: (33:12:

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls

- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes (K)Not Along

Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

 

Mother Knows Best:(35:24)

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



When Knitting Attacks:(44:45)

Gigi doesn't like how the Pairfect sock turned out, it was designed for a sock with a flap

 

Jasmin forgot to switch needle sizes for her buttonband.

Jasmin is using the buttonband technique from Splendid Apparel



Review:( 50:17)

Traditional Danish Sweaters by Vivian Hoxbro

 

Tour de Fleece:(1:01:22)

Jasmin finally finished the first sweater project: plied and set. She’s halfway through plying the second.

She is using the Akerworks Butterfly Kate

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

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

Gigi:  started a braid of Purl up and Dye on a Jenkins's  Lark Turkish spindle 

Divided braid into 3rds. First section almost done.  

Long draw on spindle dies not seem like optimal technique 

 

And Sew On:(1:04:26)

Gigi decided to sew more a-line skirts from class. She found some wool tweed and coordinating silk. 

Also found some corduroy and coordinating squashblossom yellow lining.  Serged edges so fabric

 

can go in the washing machine.

Direct download: Peachy_-_Episode_545_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:40pm PDT

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
 

Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.
 
 
 
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
 
Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at 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:(0:34)

** admin update. Episodes 101-491 aren’t available until we finish admin work on them.

 

Gigi is working on a pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks out of the Mani-Pedi vacation yarn, then

started another pair with Regia Pairfect Kids color for the nieceling. 

 

Jasmin took her Weekender (knit in Lisa Souza BFL worsted in “Blue Spruce”) to Hamilton and knit a

couple of inches on the body.

 

The button band on Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is complete, just needs to finish being joined,

and do the bead buttons and the buttonhole band.

 

Jasmin is still casting on Panjereh top by Christina Danaee out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio sock.

 

Andrew got beads for buttons at Global Beads

Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment KAL we're collaborating on!

(The #RhineBIPOCSweater KAL!). Join the Ravelry Group, if you’re a BIPOC dyer, fill out the form, if

you’re a BIPOC designer, make sure you’re on the Black Squirrel List

 

Jasmin’s Viajante is inching towards the mesh section.

 

In Stitches (14:39)

Jasmin wore her Squashblossom Sprig to Hamilton

 

Events: (18:52):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls

- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Not Along

Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

-Shark Week starts July 28

 

Mother Knows Best:(21:36)

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

How to set up and display garments at a convention

Look for a vendor group online. 

Inflatable dress form

Vendor Group 

tile phone finder

 

When Knitting Attacks:(31:19)

Gigi: socks.  Heel increases on Vanilla is the new Black socks. 

Jasmin can’t feel slipped stitches in the dark.

 

Tour de Fleece:(34:00)

Jasmin finally finished sewing her drive band, then finished the first sweater project: plied. 3 more

bobbins need to have the yarn wound off/yardage counted. She is using the Akerworks Butterfly Kate

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

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

Gigi:  started a braid of Purl up and Dye on a Jenkins's  Lark Turkish spindle 

Tuesday August 6th Jasmin will be posting on Lady Dye's Instagram

 

And Sew On:(43:57)

Dress form class at Cañada College. Had second fitting for the dress form cover.  Foam body arrived 

Covered the body of the old form instead, and stuffed with batting.  

Remaining: sewing bias tape to neckline 

Genevieve: finished the maze.  Started curves. The Best of Sewing Machine Fun for Kids

Direct download: Personal_Equity_-_Episode_544_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:45pm PDT

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 
So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.
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
 
Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.
 
 
 
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

 

Become a member today by going to feals.com/KNITMORE

to get 50% off your first order with free shipping. 

 

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:(0:34)

 

One minute update: Niki.

Thank you, Kevin and LittleSkeinAnne for co-hosting in Mom's absence!

** admin update. Episodes 101-491 aren’t available until we finish admin work on them.

Gigi: finished a pair of socks in Paton's Kroy

 

Started another pair with vacation yarn.

The body of Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is complete, sleeves are done, steek has been done.

Jasmin is still casting on Panjereh top by Christina Danaee out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio sock.

 

Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment MAL we're collaborating on!

(The #RhineBIPOCSweater KAL!)

Jasmin mentions her Tundra pullover, body is done nearly to the armholes.

Answered sister’s knitting questions, showed nieceling how to knit and purl.  

Also, helped her warp her Melissa and Doug tapestry loom.  She made a picture tapestry with

cardboard strips and then warped it again and she started a  project with bulky yarn.  

Jasmin’s Viajante is 16g from the mesh section.

Jasmin swatched for a Harukaze top in Lady Dye Fingering. 

 

In Stitches (27:44)

Gigi wore two dresses that she had sewn years ago. Nightshirt with modesty panel 

Also, wore A line skirt with invisible zipper from beginning clothing construction. Skirt was amazingly

comfortable 

 

Events: (29:54):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls

- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Not Along

Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28,

-Shark Week starts July 28

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:31)

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

Jasmin mentions her even feed foot

Jasmin loves Anna Zilborg's Perfect Buttonhole out of Knitting For Anarchists, or you can try the

book via XRX's Stitchips!

 

Lucy Neatby uses a very polished steek finishing technique in her finishing book.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(44:04)

Gigi: Casting on for socks. Had one stitch too many.  Dropped last stitch. Turns out, I had missed a stitch

doing k2, p2.  Needed to make a cast on stitch 

 

Jasmin: Sewed steek before blocking.

 

Tour de Fleece:(48:11)

Bobbin core: replaced! Weaving instead of spinning.

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

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

 

And Sew On:(53:28)

Dress form class at Cañada College. Had second fitting for the dress form cover.  Foam body arrived 

 

Thierry Mugler exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal.

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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

 

 

Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. We also have a bi-monthly yarn club called Club Dragonfly. You can join on a pro-rated basis and receive three more shipments, with or without bonus swag.

 

Chicagoland folks can find us at STITCHES Midwest in booths 304/306/308 from August 1st-4th in Schaumburg, Illinois.

 

All of our products are available on our website, www.dragonflyfibers.com. Come see why we say that Dragonfly Fibers are the colors of happiness.

 

Ever face the tedious task of having to drop down and correct a mistake in your knitting? The Fix-A-Stitch is here to help! It’s a double-ended tool that uses a patented method to change stitches from knit to purl or purl to knit quick and easy. Check our website for great tutorials and other ways to use it. The tool comes in a package of three for light, medium or bulky weights. A lace weight tool is sold separately. Fix-A-Stitch is available at local yarn shops around the country. More information available at www.fixastitch.com.

 

 

Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.

 

 

 

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

 

Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com

 

 

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Thank you, LittleSkeinAnne for co-hosting in Mom's absence!

** admin update. Episodes 101-491 aren’t available until we finish admin work on them.

 

The body of Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is complete, first sleeve is done, second sleeve is past the

halfway point.

 

Anne is knitting an Ama sweater in her hand-dyed Merino Sport

 

Jasmin is still casting on a Panjereh top by Christina Danaee out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio sock

 

Anne cast on a Pebbles & Pathways Sock, designed by heybrownberry, in her Smooth Sock club

colorway “Marilla’s Amethyst Brooch.” (This is for Sock School)

 

Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment MAL we're collaborating on! We

talk about a Rhinebeck Lonely Hearts type club.



Jasmin is making some slow  progress on her Viajante. Jasmin mentions getting to see Patti LuPone in

concert, and Brenda's French Soul Food (restaurant).

 

Jasmin mentions her Tundra pullover.

 

Most of Anne’s knitting time has gone to an upcoming kit sample (Hiirnaqtuq) designed by Caroline Dick

which is inspired by a children’s book about an Inuktitut mother’s love for her child and their arctic landscapes. 

 

Anne finished a two-night project: Alfalfa (baby) Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn.

 

In Stitches (22:39)

 

San Francisco summer means Karl the Fog and sweater weather. Anne has been wearing her Birkin

sweater (now steeked into a cardigan), Ursa by Jacqueline Cieslak (bulky cropped pullover, knit in a

bright ruby red grapefruit color for cheerfulness in the damp grey weather), Water & Stone by

Veera Valimaki, and her Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter.

 

Jasmin wore her Sprig pullover in San Francisco.

 

Anne has also been wearing two different styles of the Odacier “Thea Rachelle Raglan” pattern, both

are short sleeve, and one is regular mid-hip length and the other is tunic length and she made it to wear

under her Soldotna. Both are made from Kaufman Essex Yarn-Dyed Linen

 

Jasmin talks about Rick Mondragon's Knit to Fit class, and proportion.

 

Events: (33:04):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Anne mentions Amy Herzog's CustomFit.

- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls

- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Not Along

Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28,

 

Mother Knows Best:(37:14)

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

squeak in our knitting time. Where do you find time to knit?

Jasmin talks about Sultana

 

When Knitting Attacks:(47:52)

 

Anne’s beagle attacked her ball of Do or Donut.

 

Review:(56:14)

 

Online Activism for the Conflict Averse

Anne’s Instagram: @littleskeinanne

Book recommendations: So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo and White Fragility by

Robin DiAngelo

Anti-racism educators: Where Change Started, Layla Saad, Rachel Cargle

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain 

 

- If you're consuming their writing, please buy your teachers a KO-FI.

- Engage in social proof. (Hit the like button) Signal boost posts from people of color.

- Diversify purchases and buy from POC. 

- Cartoon of Equality, Equity, Justice

- If you have a question, start with googling your question.

- What is tone policing? (Don't tell a person of color that they would be more effective, if they were "nice")

- Signal boost salient comments, so they rise to the top

- The "An Unfinished Object" blog, Follow it, and support it 

Tour de Fleece:(1:35:58)

Driveband and WW woes. Genevieve drop spindles! Jasmin mentions sewn drive bands.

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

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

 

Direct download: Social_Proofing_-_Episode_542_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
 
 

 

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

Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.
 
Take advantage of HelloFresh’s special offer for 2019. Get $80 off your first month by going to
hellofresh.com/KNITMORE80 and enter KNITMORE80.
 
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
 
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.

Bar Maids -  Erin Lane - HelloFresh- Infinite twist- KnitCompanion

 

On the Needles:(0:39)

 

Thank you to Kevin for co-hosting! You can find him as YarnMonkeh on Ravelry, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

Kevin has made some progress on another pair of Vanilla is the New Black Socks. Kevin has also

started on a pair of Toe Up Vanilla Socks and is almost done with the foot. 

We mention Kevin's Black Worsted Boxy

 

Jasmin finished the sleeves on her Polwarth pullover, and is on to the body.

 

The body of Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is complete, first sleeve done, second sleeve is progressing.

 

Jasmin has knit about 7” on the body of her Tundra Pullover in A Verb for Keeping Warm “Pioneer

#FarmToFashion

 

Jasmin mentions the ReVERBerate podcast

 

Kevin has swatched and cast on his Axton Pullover in Neighborhood Fiber Co. Penthouse Luxury Sport.

 

Jasmin is made some progress on her Viajante.

 

Jasmin is casting on a Panjereh top by Christina Danaee out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio sock.

Jasmin mentions Boyland Knitworks and Happy Hollow Zoo. Kevin mentions the Fox Sweater. They

mention the Aumangea Pullover.



Events: (21:05):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing

- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls

- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Not Along

Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28,

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:06)

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

Master Knitter program.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:44)

Jasmin does the tubular bind off too tightly. (Here's the good tutorial video)

She does an awful icord cast on, then uses this video and does a great one.

 

Purloined: (42:29)

Backstage knitting podcast. Kevin talks about how to find good theater in your local area.

 

Tour de Fleece:(53:23)

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

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

Jasmin mentions the Woolee Winder, the Schacht Swift, and the Schacht Yardage counter, and

Akerworks bobbins.

 

She gets a flat tire on the outset; two broken bobbins and damaged badge doohickey on Jasmin's WPI tool.

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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

Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.
 
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
 
 
Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com
 

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Jasmin has FINISHED her Sprig pullover, all that is left is to put in a personalized label from

Clothing Labels by Sterling

Gigi: went back to the Polygon blanket.  Knitting coral hexagons.  Working on last ball of coral

 

The body of Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is complete, first sleeve is more than half done.

She worked on her Polwarth pullover.

 

Jasmin has cast on her Tundra Pullover in A Verb for Keeping Warm “Pioneer

She mentions the Sally Fox interview on the Reverberate Podcast and mentions #FarmToFashion

Gigi: Patons Kroy socks. New pair cast on in Slate Jacquard, needs heels, picked up stitches for

afterthought heels. Cast on one more sock.

Jasmin needs to do the tubular bind off for sleeve 1 of her Polwarth , and has got sleeve 2 on the needles.

She consulted Dr Gemma about her arbitrary knitting rules. She mentioned her Ixchel cardigan

 

Gigi: knitted more preemie hats 

Jasmin is made some progress on her Viajante.

Jasmin has swatched for her V-neck magpie tendency in Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio sock.

She loves the Bucket bags from Little Skein

 

Events: (21:28):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing

- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls

- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Not Along

Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28,

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:24)

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

sweaters

 

When Knitting Attacks:(28:38)

Gigi: preemie hats.  Tried knitting from the top down.  Unattractive.  

Jasmin mentioned Aja Barber. She is tired of the plastic

stitch markers breaking and is going to replace them with metal bulb shaped stitch markers.

We also like clover stitch markers

 

Review:(33:35)

This week we review Go Vertical With Color Loops, by Amelia Archer

 

Tour de Fleece:(40:00)

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

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

 

And Sew On:(42:10) 

Genevieve is learning to sew. We are using  The Best of Sewing Machine Fun For Kids.

Sewing notebook paper, lines are getting straighter, she is more confident, and she set the machine to

 

a faster speed . She set up by herself.

 
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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

Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.
 
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
 
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:(0:32)

** Go read the Ravelry statement. Thank you to the BIPOC who have been leading the discussion and

educating FOR FREE. Buy them a KO-FI. A good list to start with is here:

- @su.krita

- @sophiatron

- @antigona_sanchez

- @tyneswedish

- @arohaknits

- @cdickdesigns

- @astitchtowear

- @nerdbirdmakery

- @transitory

 

The body of Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is complete, first sleeve is more than half done.

Gigi is back working on the Rocky Coast cardigan. Knit up all the yarn that was frogged.

Got to the waist.  Need to figure out how I want to do the hip increases. Jasmin references the

Kapuzin Hoodie.

Jasmin has finished the collar of the Sprig pullover.

Gigi is working on  The Joker and the Thief shawl by Melanie Berg. Yarn from Stitches 2018.

Jasmin is made some progress on her Viajante.

Jasmin references the Elephant and Piggie children's books.

Gigi loves her Einstein coat.

We mention the Yarniacs podcast.

Jasmin made some good progress on her Asfaltflickan Pony socks (Vanilla is the new black)

Gigi: Patons Kroy socks. New pair cast on in Slate Jacquard, needs heels and toes. Cast on one more.

Gigi is knitting the Long Pure Garter Stitch Mitts, by Cat Bordhi. First one done,

need to do 3 needle bind off on the second one.




Events: (24:36):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing

- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls

- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Not along

Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28,

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:24)

This week we answer a question from the what do you want to hear about thread about searching for errata.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:31)

Gigi is working on Cat Bordhi wristers . Did first one with slipped edges, forgot that for second one.  

Need to set color when I am done

 

Patons Kroy Socks: forgot that I needed to purl the soles 

Count on the socks is off. Instead of 28 stitches each, I have 26 and 27

Can’t find second set of sock rockets 

 

Review:(41:11)

This week we review Glamourie, Alice Starmore

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(49:15)

- Week 6: Find your support network

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

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

 

And Sew On:(50:16) 

Genevieve is learning to sew. The Best of Sewing Machine Fun For Kids.

 

Sewing notebook paper, lines are getting straighter, more confident, set the machine to a faster speed

 
Direct download: Let_Me_Count_the_Ways_-_Episode_539_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11am PDT

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.

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

 

Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.
 
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
 
 
Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com

 

 

 

 

On the Needles:(0:33)

The body of Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is nearly complete.

Here is the link for fundraising for the Children's Musical Theater San Jose.

Gigi is back working on the Rocky Coast cardigan. Still knitting on yarn that was frogged.

Jasmin has finished the body of the Sprig pullover.

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

Gigi is working on  The Joker and the Thief shawl by Melanie Berg. Yarn from Stitches 2018

Jasmin made some good progress on her Asfaltflickan Pony socks (Vanilla is the new black)

Gigi is knitting the Long Pure Garter Stitch Mitts, by Cat Bordhi, in Forbidden Fiber Co,First one done,

working on the back of the second one

Jasmin has finished the body of the Sprig pullover.

Patons Kroy socks are done, need ends woven in. New pair cast on in Slate Jacquard

 

Events: (21:32):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing

- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls

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

Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28,

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:39)

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

post concussion knitting. Sam Knitmore joins us.

Jasmin suggests the Simple collection by TinCanKnits.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(33:59)

Gigi is working on Cat Bordhi wristers . Did first one with slipped edges, forgot that for second one.  

Need to set color when I am done

Rocky Coast cardigan.  Yarn has weak spots

Tied a bow to weave in ends later.  Next weak spot: wet spliced ends

 

Review:(37:39)

This week we review

100 Knits

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(49:16)

week 5: Clean your wheel. Jasmin recommends Murphy's Oil Soap and Wood Beams wood conditioner.

 

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

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

 

And Sew On:(53:51)

Genevieve is learning to sew. The Best of Sewing Machine Fun For Kids.

Direct download: One_Stitch_at_a_Time_-_Episode_538_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08pm PDT

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.

 

 

Take advantage of HelloFresh’s special offer for 2019. Get $80 off your first month by going to

hellofresh.com/KNITMORE80 and enter KNITMORE80.

 

 

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

 

 
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:(0:36)

Gigi finished the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort. 45  green squares, 48 purple squares.

The body of Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is nearly complete.

Genevieve worked on her Elsa scarf.

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

Gigi is working on  The Joker and the Thief shawl by Melanie Berg. Yarn from Stitches 2018

 

Jasmin is nearly finished with the right half of the front on her  Myrna top by Joan Michael-McGowan

out of Tess Yarns microfiber ribbon.

Gigi is knitting the Long Pure Garter Stitch Mitts, by Cat Bordhi, in Forbidden Fiber Co,

 

Jasmin is nearly done with the first sleeve of her Polwarth pullover in Neighborhood Fiber Co

Luxury Sport in the “Sanctuary City” benefit colorway.

Gigi is back working on the Rocky Coast cardigan.

 

Jasmin is working on the Sprig pullover. She loves Global Beads in Mountain View

 

Events: (20:26):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing

- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls

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

Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28,

 

Mother Knows Best:(21:51)

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

in slippery yarn. we mention Fray Check Let us know how you deal with weaving is slippery yarn.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(29:59)

Gigi is working on The Joker and the Thief.  Did something wrong with the increases, now the count for is off

 

Review:(32:50)

Maja's Swedish Mittens  by Maja Karlsson

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(46:10)

- Week 4: prep your tools

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

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

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Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. We also have a bi-monthly yarn club called Club Dragonfly. You can join on a pro-rated basis and receive three more shipments, with or without bonus swag.
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All of our products are available on our website, www.dragonflyfibers.com. Come see why we say that Dragonfly Fibers are the colors of happiness.

 

 

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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.
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

 

 

Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com

 

 

 

On the Needles:(0:33)

We are drooling over ice cream. The Perfect Scoop.

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

Gigi is working on the green part of the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort. 45  green squares

are done so far, have yarn for one more, 48 purple squares.

Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is separated for the armholes!

 

She remains  enthusiastic about Knitcompanion

Gigi is working on  the Joker and the Thief shawl by Melanie Berg. Yarn from Stitches 2018

 

Jasmin has separated the sleeves on her #chooseyourownadventureKAL Sprig

in Squashblossom yellow and is zooming down the body.

Gigi suggests buttons by Sheila Ernst

Jasmin mentions the pleased expression on @antigonaNYC on Instagram in her Tundra Pullover. She also loves A Verb For Keeping Warm

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

Tess Yarns microfiber ribbon.

Gigi is knitting the Long Pure Garter Stitch Mitts, by Cat Bordhi, in Forbidden Fiber Co, Merino Nylon Stellina

in Coal Train

Gigi is back working on the Rocky Coast cardigan.

Jasmin mentions Sally Fox

Gigi is knitting more socks out of Patons Kroy, both need to be kitchenered and afterthought heeled.



Events: (23:46):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is BACK ON!

- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24

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

Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28,

 

Mother Knows Best:(25:44)

This week we discuss Franklin Habit’s  from the Lion Brand blog piece about the things we leave behind.

Jasmin mentions custom label logo design by Julie.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:11)

Gigi is working on Cat Bordhi wristers.  Edges are not crisp, but loose and flaring.  Frogged.

Will slip 1st stitch.  Yarn lost color all over my hands.  

 

Review:(44:07)

The Art of Circular Yokes, by Kerry Bogert

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(1:02:46)

Week 3:  take 25g and spin a sample to test both your fiber, and your wheel.

 

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

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

 

And Sew On:(1:04:03)

Sewing machine is back. Jasmin really likes Ray’s sewing in SJ.

 

Aki's Bakery is now closed. No link.

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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.
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
 
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
 
Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.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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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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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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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
 
Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com
 
 
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On the Needles:(0:33)

Gigi is working on the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort. Lavender and

purple yarn is finished

Gigi: Non-Euclidian heel Socks. Toes are grafted with a knitted graft.  

Jasmin has started the first sleeve on her Polwarth pullover by Ysolda Teague out of Neighborhood Fiber

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

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

in the "Reservoir Hill" colorway.

Jasmin has made some progress on her sock in Oink Pigments Roy G Pig” to replace the one on

our Knitmore Vanilla Sock pattern. #operationsockdrawer

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

 

Events: (16:50)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL will be paused until further notice

- May 18 Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery

- Stash Dash May 24 till August 24

-Until May 24 Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month

-Tour de Fleece July 6-28

 

In Stitches:(24:05)

- Genevieve: Gryffindor Scarf and hat

Jasmin loves #todaysKnitOutfit

Gigi mentions #memadeMay

 

Mother Knows Best:(27:32)

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

a pom pom. Jasmin mentions Katrinkles buttons



When Knitting Attacks:(32:00)

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

Decided to start with Judy’s magic cast on, now knitting from the crown down.

 

And Sew On:(35:27)

Working on complicated project, a sculptured dress.

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

Watching Project Runway, Season 10 , one of them is using Iris silk pins

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On the Needles:(0:33)

 

Gigi is working on the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort.  27 squares done. Finished the lavender and

purple yarn  One square out of leftovers.

Jasmin is nearly at the armholes on her Polwarth pullover by Ysolda Teague out of Neighborhood Fiber

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

Gigi Newsprint cowl out of Oink Pigments in grey and black knitting is finished!

Jasmin has cast on her  Weekender by Andrea Mowry out of Lisa Souza BFL worsted in “Blue Spruce”.

 

Gigi has finished Ysolda’s Poza, out of A Verb for Keeping Warm Floating “ in Quarz

She still needs to block the Purlbreak by Stephen West.

Jasmin is about 25% done with the Intermezzo Cowl by Rahymah out of Lisa Souza Cashmere/Silk

Fingering in “Squashblossom”.

 

Gigi picked up the Non-Euclidian heel Socks .

Jasmin has swatched  (Anzula "For Better or For Worsted") for her Dissent pullover.

Jasmin started a sock in Oink Pigments Roy G Pig” to replace the one on our Knitmore Vanilla Sock

pattern.

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante. Maybe done by Stitches West 2020?

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

in the "Reservoir Hill" colorway.

 

Events: (24:01)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- May 18 (tentatively) Spinning at the Winery

- Stash dash end of May till sometime in August

Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month, April to May

-Tour de Fleece July 6-28

 

In Stitches:(25:40)

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, Ridgeline cowl, wool socks,

- Jasmin: Bifrost Scarf, Rainbow Dots cowl. Jasmin also mentions the #todaysknitoutfit hashtag

- Genevieve: Gryffindor Scarf and hat

- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

 

Mother Knows Best:(27:57)

Why classes, why does Gigi sew?

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:33)

Gigi is attacked by her Poza, the Newsprint cowl, the Robin’s Hooded Bandana Cowl, the  Non-

Euclidean heel Socks.  

Jasmin is attacked by her Polwarth pullover.

She mentions the Directors Cut Ysolda interview.

 

Review:(44:29)

Dogs on Sweaters

Franklin Habit is teaching a dog sweater class

 

Jasmin mentions that there are companies that process pet fur. (VIP Fibres is the company we're

most familiar with, but they might not be in business anymore.)

 

Straw into Gold:(51:05)

Jasmin finished the Silk Abby sent with her Device after a long dry spell spinning.

Gigi loves the Sewing Out Loud podcast

 

And Sew On:(54:21)

Flare skirt done, Surplice done

Finished the book by The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dress Making; How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear them with Style

 

She is watching Project Runway, Season 10

 
 
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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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On the Needles:(0:44)

Jasmin has finished her Aumangea pullover. 3rd sweater in 2019, NBD.

Gigi is working on her first project from Stitches West 2019, the Drea’s Shawl, out of Oink Pigments .

The yarn came!

Jasmin has swatched for a Weekender by Andrea Mowry out of Lisa Souza BFL worsted in “Blue Spruce”

Gigi is working on the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort. More than 27 squares done.

 

Jasmin is about 25% done with the Intermezzo Cowl by Rahymah out of Lisa Souza Cashmere/Silk

Fingering in “Squashblossom”. Genevieve coopted it in a waiting room.

 

Gigi decided to cast on something else after all.  Newsprint cowl out of Oink Pigments in grey and black.

Jasmin has washed the yarn (Anzula "For Better or For Worsted") for her Dissent pullover.   MC "1

Red Shoe", CC black, maybe every third “chain” in gold?

Gigi is swatching for the next project:  Robin’s Hooded Bandana Cowl, Out of Neighborhood Fiber

Co,  in Studio Chunky in the color Reservoir Hill, a blue so deep and rich, it is almost black.  

 

Jasmin started a sock in Oink Pigments Roy G Pig” to replace the one on our Knitmore Vanilla Sock

pattern, and worked on it during “Falsettos”.

Dug out a WIP: Ysolda’s Poza, out of A Verb for Keeping Warm Floating “ in Quartz.

 

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante. Maybe done by Stitches West 2020?

 

Events: (27:54):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- May 18 (tentatively) Spinning at the Winery

- Stash dash end of May till sometime in August

Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month, April to May

-Tour de Fleece July 6-28

 

In Stitches:(30:11)

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, Ridgeline cowl, wool socks, Beast Keeper Shawl

- Jasmin: wool socks, looped loop cowl, hamilknit hat

- Genevieve: Kapuzin hoodie

- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

 

Mother Knows Best:(32:53)

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

Jasmin mentions Citric Acid.

 

When Knitting Attacks: (42:48)

Watching Project Runway, didn’t pay attention, knitted ¾ row past the EoR marker

Blanket square. Missed an increase, had to tink back three rows

Problems with the scales.

 

Review:(46:50)

A New Spin on Color, by Alana Wilcox

 

Jasmin also mentions Spin To Knit  and Twisted Sister's Sock Book and Ply Magazine.

 

And Sew On:(53:19)

Pinning for sewing: parallel or perpendicular?

Watching Project Runway. Question is always: Who is the client?


Reading a book by The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dress Making; How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear them with Style

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.
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.
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.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.
 

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Jasmin has finished her “History Has its Eyes on You” socks from White Birch Fiber Arts

#operationsockdrawer.

Gigi is working on her first project from Stitches West 2019, the Drea’s Shawl, out of Oink Pigments in

The yarn is in the mail!

 

Jasmin has made some progress on her Viajante at Captain Marvel again on Sunday.

#FineFilmAndBrunchSociety

 

Gigi is working on the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort. More than 24 squares done.

 

Jasmin cast on the Intermezzo Cowl by Rahymah out of Lisa Souza Cashmere/Silk Fingering in

“Squashblossom”.

Jasmin has made some progress on the  Autumn Vines Beret by Alana Dakos, for knit aid in

Cephalopod yarns “codex”.

She is doing this in Knitcompanion

Gigi decided to cast on something else after all.  Newsprint cowl out of Oink Pigments in grey and black.

 

Events: (13:44):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- May 18 (tentatively) Spinning at the Winery

- Stash dash end of May till sometime in August

-Tour de Fleece July 6-28

 

In Stitches:(15:41)

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, Aeolian shawl,  Beast Keeper Shawl

- Jasmin: wool socks, looped loop cowl, hamilknit hat

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat,

- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

 

Mother Knows Best:(18:56)

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

We mention Oral B Superfloss, and Rosemary Hill's beading tutorial.

 

When Knitting Attacks: (26:06)

Needed to cast on 350 stitches. Got to 340 and  ran out of yarn

Accidentally knitting 150 stitches that needed to be purled

 

And Sew On:(41:09)

Gigi is working on a size 10 Bias slip dress. It is draped, and the paper pattern is ready. Need to sew

it for a grade over break

Draped a tent dress in class on “the client “. Made the pattern.  Want to make it for myself. Not a bias dress,

cut on grain.  Having problems with the curve of the hemline.  Also, not sure if I want to give it a facing,

or finish it with bias tape. Fabric that wants to be the dress is matronly, dark blue with white blips

 

Reading a book by The American Duchess: Guide to 18th Century Dress Making

 

How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear them with Style

 
 
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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.
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.
 
Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com

 

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Gigi is working on her first project from Stitches West 2019, the Drea’s Shawl, out of Oink Pigments in

Birthday Suit and Zoot Suit. Finished white and black yarn.  Waiting for the red yarn to arrive .

 

Jasmin worked on her Viajante at Captain Marvel last night.

Jasmin loves Biobands . She mentions Emily Straw's podcast Tightly Spun

 

Gigi is working on the Welcome blanket. More than 20 squares done.PLEASE CHECK!



Jasmin finished with a Bubbles Hat (by Woolly Wormhead) out of Cedar House Yarns for

Knit Aid.

Jasmin cast on an Autumn Vines Beret by Alana Dakos, for knit aid in Cephalopod yarns “codex”.

She is doing this in Knitcompanion

 

Events: (20:35):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- May 18 (tentatively) Spinning at the Winery

- Stash dash end of May till sometime in August

-Tour de Fleece July 6-28

 

In Stitches:(23:19)

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, cowl out of handspun

- Jasmin: wool socks, looped loop cowl, goin gold hat

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat,

- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

- Dragon Scarf from Morehouse Merino

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:34)

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

Carolina Homespun carries pest repellant sachets.

 

When Knitting Attacks: (31:06)

Jasmin cast on the Cousteau hat in the WRONG ROY G PIG YARN. RRRRIp.

 

And Sew On:(41:09)

Gigi is working on a size 10 Bias slip dress. It is draped, and the paper pattern is ready. Need to sew it

for a grade. I now refer to my dress form, that was made from my body, as "The “client “

Watching old Project Runway episodes for inspiration.  Michael Costello has designed a bias dress,

but i cannot use it for inspiration. It is cut so low in the back that there is no room for any foundation garment.  

 

Also, judges bash garments as “matronly “.

 
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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.
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.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.
 

 

On the Needles:(0:31)

Gigi is working on  her first project from Stitches West 2019 Drea’s Shawl, out of Oink Pigments in

Birthday Suit and Zoot Suit.  One row now takes forever.

 

Jasmin has finished her Sarcastic Unicorn  Sockhead Cowl. She cast on a Cousteau hat out of

Oink Pigments "Roy G pig" colorway

Gigi: knitted ears onto an old bear hat

Jasmin is nearly finished with a Bubbles Hat (by Woolly Wormhead) out of Cedar House Yarns for

Knit Aid.

 

Events: (9:50):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- May 18 (tentatively) Spinning at the Winery

-Tour de Fleece July 6-28

 

In Stitches:(12:01)

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, Beastkeeper shawl, rainbow cowl

- Jasmin: wool socks, Random V neck pullover, cashmere aran wrap shawl, crocheted scarf, looped loop cowl

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat,

- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

- Rex: Doesn’t want to wear his fox hat, but wants to keep it in his sweater chest

 

Mother Knows Best: (14:12)

 

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

Jasmin mentions the Schacht Ultra Umbrella Swift, Strauch Jumbo Ball winder, Nancys Knit Nacks,

 

WKA: (21:50)

Gigi  split a stitch 16 rows down,

Came to the end of a row, noticed that I used the wrong color yarn.  Tink!

Bear hat was lopsided

 

And Sew On:(24:30)

Empire top with French dart. Bias dress: two variations, slip dress.

Postage stamp quilted pillow cover, quilted using a Stitch in the ditch foot

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On the Needles:(0:34)

ONE minute update. Mental health awareness.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Gigi cast on first project from Stitches West 2019 Drea’s Shawl ,Oink Pigment in Birthday Suit, Zoot Suit.

 

Gigi is knitting the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.

 

Jasmin is nearly finished with her Sarcastic Unicorn Sockhead Cowl. Genevieve knit all of the knit stitches

in the ribbing at the baby shower on Saturday, without prompting or help.

This year Gigi  has Non-Euclidian heel socks on the needles in Paton's Kroy, working on two different

pairs, Cherry Pop Stripes, "Purple Haze" Finished instep on both.

Jasmin cast on a Bubbles Hat (by Woolly Wormhead) out of Cedar House Yarns for Knit Aid.

 

Events: (19:27)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- May 18 (tentative) Spinning at the winery

-Tour de Fleece July 6-28

 

In Stitches:(21:43)

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, Old V-neck, shawl, Lorelei cowl,

grey sockhead cowl

- Jasmin: wool socks, Random V neck pullover, cashmere aran wrap shawl,

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat,

- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

- Rex: Landon cardigan

 

Mother Knows Best:(29:21)

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

what to do with uncooperative yarn

Jasmin mentions The Vampire Knitting Club. She also mentions Rachael Herron's novels.

 

Review:(43:16)

This week we review: Baby Brights

 

And Sew On:(51:45)

Empire top.  French dart. Bias dress: two variations, slip dress and cowl dress


Bar Maids -  Erin Lane - Hellofresh- Infinite twist-Interweave yarn fest-  Knitcompanion

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is knitting the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.

The busy lace part is done, working on the rest, stockinette and small lace motifs for a few rows and more stockinette

Jasmin has finished the front and back of  her Aumangea pullover by ArohaKnits (check the link for a discount code from Frenchie!), and is halfwayish down the first sleeve.

 

Jasmin is nearly finished with her Sarcastic Unicorn Sockhead Cowl.

This year Gigi  has Non-Euclidian heel socks on the needles in Paton's Kroy, working on three different pairs, Cherry Pop Stripes, "Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple Haze". She Kitchenered  all three, plus Genevieve’s thigh high socks. Stockings?

 

Jasmin has swatched and started her Polwarth pullover out of Neighborhood Fiber Co capital luxury sport in “Sanctuary City”.

Gigi is knitting another Rocky Coast cardigan. Sleeves are separated. She now needs to knit to the waist.  Slow going

Jasmin swatched for her Vneck boxy, Frost Yarns reverse speckle rainbow

Gigi cast on first project from Stitches West 2019

Drea’s Shawl Oink Pigment in Birthday Suit, Zoot Suit, and Dijon Vu.   Thinking that the contrast color I really want is a dark shade of red


Start with 3 stitches , now have over 80 need to go for 175

Jasmin is working on her Viajante.

 

Events: (12:33)

- May 18 (tentative) Spinning at the winery

 

In Stitches:(40:20)

- Jasmin: wool socks, looped loop cowl, Resistance hat, Random Vneck pullover, cashmere aran wrap shawl, Fox Hat

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, Old V-neck, Beast Master shawl,

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat,

- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

 

Mother Knows Best:(46:00)

2588 - how to store FOs

 

When Knitting Attacks:(48:56)

Gigi:  pulled Poza out of the bag, half a dozen stitches jumped off. Slick yarn, had to knit up a few that had run

Jasmin: Can’t get gauge for vneck boxy. THREE SWATCHES SO FAR

 

Review:(53:09)

This week we review: Glow Up collection

 

And Sew On:(1:03:07)

Teacher returned my size 10 sloper.  And paper pattern

Also graded my knit sloper.  Halter top is on the model waiting to be graded.  Today’s style is scheduled to be an empire top.

With Genevieve: Elsa dress got the overlay re attached, parrot got the popped seam in his back

 

Mattress stitched.

 
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On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is knitting the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.

The busy lace part is done, working on the rest, stockinette and small lace motifs for a few rows and

more stockinette

Jasmin has finished the front and back of  her Aumangea pullover by ArohaKnits (check the link for

a discount code from Frenchie!), and has finished the first sleeve cap.

Gigi knitted Hogwarts house colors from MustStashYarn for Genevieve. Toe kitcherering is left.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on her Sarcastic Unicorn Sockhead Cowl during  Stitches West.

This year Gigi  has Non-Euclidian heel socks on the needles in Paton's Kroy, working on three different pairs,

Cherry Pop Stripes, "Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple Haze". She needs to Kitchener all three.

 

Jasmin loves the otter cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. (You can find all the live cams here.)

 

Gigi is knitting another Rocky Coast cardigan. She put Stitch markers after every 6 stitch pattern

repeat.  Modification: increases at the front, so it will close. Knitted everything I had frogged

Gigi cast on first project from Stitches West 2019

 

Drea’s Shawl out of Oink Pigment Sock in Birthday Suit, Zoot Suit, and Dijon Vu.



Jasmin is working on her Viajante.

 

Events: (12:33)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- Stitches West recap

Dr Gemma's Cogknitive podcast

Backstage knitting podcast

We enjoyed Franklin Habit's opening night lecture on knitting mythology.

Jasmin did some virtual shopping at Lady Dye, Oink Pigments, Canon Hand Dyes,

Nerd Bird Makery

Dinner at ROC was amazing

We love Nicole Frost

Dish Dash was delivered

- StashFit Workbook (document your stash as it comes through the door)

 

In Stitches:(40:20)

- Jasmin: wool socks, looped loop cowl, Resistance hat, stripy cowl from Bjen, Gold Silk/Wool hat, Boxy

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, Old V-neck, Beast Master shawl,

3color cowl, Fancy Zebra cowl

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat,

- Rex: update on fox hat

- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

 

Mother Knows Best:(46:00)

Why Gramzie? (We mention the pilot of Agents of SHIELD)

 

When Knitting Attacks:(48:56)

Gigi :didn’t pay attention and ended up with all the sock stitches on one needle

 

Review:(53:09)

This week we review:

Socks from Around Norway by Nina Granlund Sæther

 

And Sew On:(1:03:07)

Draped dress was due. Paper pattern, too.    

Noticed that I had had sewn the bodice backwards, and the darts were on the outside.

Ripped them out and put them inside.  

Also, draped  a sloper for knit fabric.  Less ease.

We mention Sew Many Dresses Sew Little time

 

Couldn’t get the teacher to tell us how draping is done on a live model

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On the Needles:(0:33)

Gigi is knitting the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.

 

Jasmin has finished the front of  her Aumangea pullover by ArohaKnits (check the link for a discount

code from Frenchie!), and has it prepped to mattress stitch the sides.

 

Gigi is knitting Hogwarts house colors from MustStashYarn for Genevieve.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on her Sarcastic Unicorn Sockhead Cowl during Big River.

 

Gigi This year she  has Non-Euclidian heel socks on the needles, working on three different pairs,

Cherry Pop Stripes, "Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple Haze".

You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy (currently sold out, check back)

 

Jasmin is still working on her Viajante (#behmalong).

 

Gigi is knitting another Rocky Coast cardigan. She put Stitch markers after every 6 stitch pattern

repeat.  Modification: increases at the front, so it will close.



Events: (8:36)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Tips for attending Stitches West

- StashFit Workbook

 

In Stitches:(14:44)

- Jasmin: wool socks, looped loop cowl, Goin Gold Hat, Mondo Cable Cardigan , Tied Knots hat

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, sockhead cowl , Mondo cable pulli

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat,

- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

Sam scarf sharks daybreak

 

Mother Knows Best:(19:24)

Some updated tips on optimizing your knitting event experience.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(33:46)

Gigi gets attacked by the collar on her Ribbi Cardi

 

Review:(36:40)

Fresh Designs for Men, from Cooperative Press

 

And Sew On:(44:13)

Gigi is trying to sew or do something sewing related every day.

Gigi finished sewing in the ribbon for Genevieve’s Victorian Girl’s coat .

School: draping muslin front and back skirt.  Did the sleeve according to directions.

We draped skirt front and back in school, had to copy it onto paper using a tracing wheel.  Gigi stole

Jasmin’s cardboard cutting mat.  Works!

 

Gigi cut preemie sack gowns last week.  Serged edges for envelope necklines, need to turn edges

and cover stitch

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Baffled by brioche? Done in by double knitting? Boost Your Knitting from Arnall-Culliford Knitwear, is now available to order! Our unique programme includes twelve patterns from twelve stellar designers, accompanied by photo and video tutorials, to teach you new techniques and bring you the joy and excitement of learning something new! You’ll receive monthly digital patterns and tutorials in your inbox, along with a print book (shipping September 2019). You can also join in friendly and supportive monthly knitalongs in our Ravelry group – because learning new skills is even better when you do it with friends! Boost Your Knitting costs £30 (approximately $39) and includes free worldwide shipping. Visit shop.acknitwear.co.uk to start your techniques adventure.

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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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On the Needles:(0:33)

Gigi is knitting the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.

Listening to their Reverberate podcast, They mention Sally Fox.

 

Jasmin has finished the back and started the front of  her Aumangea pullover by ArohaKnits

(check the link for a discount code from Frenchie!).

 

Gigi is knitting Hogwarts house colors from MustStashYarn for Genevieve.

 

First sock is bound off, started the second one

 

Gigi This year she  has Non-Euclidian heel socks on the needles, working on three different pairs,

Cherry Pop Stripes, "Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple Haze".

 

Gigi is knitting another Rocky Coast cardigan. She put Stitch markers after every 6 stitch pattern repeat

 

Events: (12:54)

 

In Stitches:(17:04)

- Jasmin: wool socks, looped loop cowl, Goin Gold Hat, Mondo Cable Cardigan

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, Romi Hill shawlette,

-Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

 

Mother Knows Best:(19:36)

Fixing mistakes. @burkehousecrafts, Knitter’s Pride.

 

Review:(30:07)

We mention Sivia Harding's repair class, Hunter Hammersen's decorative repair and Franklin Habit's

embroidery on  knitwear class.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:48)

 

Gigi: has frogged another Rocky Coast cardigan. Modification for the front

 

And Sew On:(40:49)

Gigi is trying to sew or do something sewing related every day. Building routines to make time for sewing.

Sewing one seam per night on the Ribbi Cardi.seams are done.  Sewing in ribbon for Genevieve’s

School: draping muslin.  Next: front and back skirt.  Did the sleeve according to directions.  

Sewed the elbow dart wrong, sewed the seam inside out, and the sleeve doesn’t fit right into the armhole.

Blocking the muslin was challenging.

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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 withALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.

 

On the Needles:(0:42)

There are deadlines approaching for the #OperationSockDrawer book, and we are very excited.

Jasmin is thrilled about her Aumangea pullover by ArohaKnits; Jasmin also signed

up for her Colorwork Workshop.

Gigi mentions the new Reverberate podcast.

Gigi unloaded all of the yarn left over from the swap to the Art Vistas program and the fabric to the

middle school quilting project.

Jasmin is nearly done with the back of her Aumangea Pullover. She took a picture with hers on Try-

it-on-Tubing

 

Gigi unloaded all of the yarn left over from the swap. Art Vista, middle school quilting project, and Knitsvah.

Gigi is knitting the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm. Two rows at a time.

Jasmin is working on her Viajante.  She is also working on the Sarcastic Unicorn Sockhead cowl.

 

Gigi is working on another one of the gradients for the polygon blanket.

Gigi knitted Vanilla is the New Black socks last year.This year she  has Non-Euclidian heel socks on

the needles, working on three different pairs, Cherry Pop Stripes, "Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple

Haze". Turned three heels.  

You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy (currently sold out, check back).

 

Gigi is knitting Hogwart's house colors from MustStashYarn for Genevieve. Almost at the toe

 

Gigi is knitting another Rocky Coast cardigan

Lightning McQueen sideways dude cardigan for rex

Gigi knitted another preemie hat. 72 stitch cast on

 

Events: (19:44)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

 

In Stitches:(21:08)

- Jasmin: wool socks,looped loop cowl, Goin Gold Hat, 1st ribbi cardi, 3 color cashmere cowl

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, Lorelei cowl, wool socks, red v neck ,

Beastkeeper shawl . She mentions the Gleener.

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat, Kapuzin hoodie

-Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

- Rex: Oliver sweater

 

Mother Knows Best:(27:18)

How to do a “perfect sweater” sloper.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:12)

Gigi: has cast on another Rocky Coast cardigan

 

Review:(41:34)

Gadgets from Katrinkles

Gigi mentions The Kissing Hand

Jasmin likes their Niddy noddy

 

And Sew On:(50:10)

Gigi is trying to sew or do something sewing related every day. Building routines to make time for sewing.

Sewing one seam per night on the Ribbi Cardi.

Cut sack gowns in small and large.  Also, preemie size for hospital

School: draping muslin on front and back of bodice.  Marking. Pinned rubric to dress form, expecting grade today.  

Measured my own dress form, padding waist, belly and hips.  Trying to work parallel to what we do in class

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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.

 

 

Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.

 

 

Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com

 

 

 


PROMO:

 

 

On the Needles:(0:30)

Jasmin mentions Stashfit, and kitting up projects. She talks about the Comfort Fade cardigan

Jasmin is Very Optimistic about her ability to knit entire sweaters. Jasmin swatched, washed, and

cast on her Aumangea Pullover.

 

Gigi is knitting the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.

Jasmin is working on her Viajante. She had a dream about wearing it.

Let us know your arbitrary knitting rules.

Gigi is working on another one of the gradients for the polygon blanket.

Gigi knitted Vanilla is the New Black socks last year.This year she  has Non-Euclidian heel socks on

the needles, working on three different pairs, Cherry Pop Stripes, "Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple Haze".

You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy (currently sold out, check back).

Gigi is knitting house colors from MustStashYarn for Genevieve.

Jasmin cast on and knit on a Sockhead Slouch Cowl out of a One Twisted Tree sock blank in

“Sarcastic Unicorn” and knit on it during Sweeney Todd.

Gigi also wants to set up Curls by Hunter Hammersen. Spent an afternoon winding yarn. 6 greys and six reds

She has cast on another Rocky Coast cardigan

 

Events: (25:13)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

 

In Stitches:(27:13)

- Jasmin: wool socks,looped loop cowl, Goin Gold Hat, ribbi cardi, Parkland Boxy, Frozen Hearts

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Greyhaven hat, sockhead cowl,out of Knitcircus Yarn in a gradient,

probably in Shades of Grey, Knitmore cowl, Lorelei cowl, wool socks,

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat

-Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

- Rex: Oliver sweater

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:22)

We talk about different stash swap styles, and how to discuss hard topics in your crafting group.

Updating our vanilla sock pattern to use a yarn from a company who shares our values.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:24)

Gigi: Rocky Coast. Frogged and restarted.  

Hexagon blanket.  Spectacularly lost game of chicken

 

Review:(42:49)

Framework

Ten Architectural Knits by Nora Gaughan

Gigi mentions the HOAX Fashion Formula

 

And Sew On:(48:45)

Gigi is trying to sew or do something sewing related every day. Building routines to make time for sewing.

Mending: changing buttons.  Jasmin mentions Thimble Its

Gigi loves Iris pins.

Sewing one seam per night on the Ribbi Cardi. Really hard, sleeve edges are challenging.

 

Gigi is drafting another moulage/sloper using the instructions from Suzy Furrer’s 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.

 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.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 withALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.

 

Episode 517

Bar Maids - Erin Lane - Infinite twist- KnitCompanion

 

On the Needles:(0:30)

People to follow: @themakersofcolorcollective

Jasmin is organizing her stash. She mentions the Stashfit workbook.  

She finished the knitting on her Parkland Boxy.

Jasmin spent 20 minutes setting up her Ixchel in KnitCompanion. Reading the user handbook sped that

up considerably.

Gigi has set up a kit for the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.

Jasmin enthuses about the Bluster Bay Swift.

Gigi did one more unit for the polygon blanket.

Gigi knitted Vanilla is the New Black socks last year.This year she  has Non-Euclidian heel socks on the

needles, one pair in the "Deep End" colorway knitting is done, and a pair in Cherry Pop Stripes, also

"Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple Haze". You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy

(currently sold out, check back).

Jasmin picked up her SPAKAL Harvest Cardigan and is nearly done with the first sleeve.

She mentions her Dissent sweater.

Gigi started to knit another Rocky Coast cardigan. Genevieve said it doesn’t look like a cardigan yet

 

Jasmin has finished her Worsted Boxy. Finished AND BLOCKED!

Jasmin fulled her cashmere Aran Pocket Shawl by Cheryl Oberle, the cashmere gingham scarf for

Andrew. (Fancy acrylic handle plunger here.)

 

Gigi also wants to set up Curls by Hunter Hammersen. Yarn is washed.

Jasmin has swatched for her Celestarium, and is deciding whether to do gold or silver beads for the

constellations.

She mentions Little Skein in the Big Wool and the matching bag. Gigi finished a 80 stitch preemie/

newborn hat.  It takes more than one session to finish one.

 

Events: (37:29)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

 

In Stitches:(38:42)

- Jasmin: wool socks,looped loop cowl, Goin Gold Hat, ribbi cardi, Tied Knots hat, Seneca, Tangled

Yoke cardigan.

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Greyhaven hat, sockhead cowl,out of Knitcircus Yarn in a gradient,

probably in Shades of Grey, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, old V neck

Brown sweater

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat

-Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

 

Mother Knows Best:(43:09)

We talk about different ways to organize your stash!

Jasmin mentions comforter bags

Jasmin put her needles into locking plastic boxes . Gigi uses a big trapper keeper and pencil pouches.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(56:44)

Gigi: Rocky Coast.  Twisted a cable the wrong way, Did something else wrong, doesn’t like it,

won't like it ten rows from now, will start over again.

 

Review:(1:02:53)

Winter Knits from Scandinavia, by Jenny Alderbrant

Jasmin mentions Emily's Tightly Spun podcast

 

And Sew On:(1:10:41)

Gigi is trying to sew or do something sewing related every day. Routines.

Mending: changing buttons.  

Sewing one seam per night on the Ribbi Cardi.

Gigi is drafting another moulage/sloper using the instructions from Suzy Furrer’s book Building Patterns,

The Architecture of Women’s Clothing

Kenneth D King said he can draft a sloper in an hour.  Gigi isn't there yet

Direct download: Just_the_Thesis_-_Episode_517_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
 
 
 
 
 
No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com
 
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.
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.
 
Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com
 
 
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On the Needles:(0:30)

Discussions on race, knitting, allyship on IG:

@su.krita @thecolormustard @ggmadeit @ladydyeyarns @astitchtowear @neighborhoodfiberco

@labienaimee @thepetiteknitter @nadiratani (these are just a few)

 

Andrew wants a sweater out of some deep stash yarn. Jasmin unearthed a UFO that now has a

tarnished needle.  Skacel has excellent warranty on the needles.

Gigi did the more units for the polygon blanket.

Gigi has Non-Euclidian heel socks on the needles, one sock done,in the "Deep End" colorway, and

has cast on a new pair in Cherry Pop Stripes, also "Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple Haze".  You can

get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy (currently sold out, check back).

Jasmin is contemplating which one of her UFO's she wants to work on next. Jasmin mentions

Pennanular pins.

Jasmin has made some progress on her Viajiante at Aquaman.

 

Since Gigi has finished her Vitamin D sweater, she set up to knit another Rocky Coast cardigan.  Yet

another swatch

Jasmin has finished the back of her Worsted Boxy and started the sleeves.

 

Gigi has set up a kit for the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.

Jasmin started The Sparkling Cider hat

Gigi also wants to set up Curls by Hunter as well as a set of Fingerless Mitts by Cat Bordhi.

Jasmin found the perfect project bag to house her Ixchelle and her Celestarium. Gigi bound off Purlbreak

Jasmin finished her cashmere Aran Pocket Shawl by Cheryl Oberle.

Jasmin loves the pattern viewing history feature on Ravelry.

 

Events: (31:30)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

 

In Stitches:(33:40)

- Jasmin: wool socks,looped loop cowl, Goin Gold Hat, ribbi cardi, Citron

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Greyhaven hat, sockhead cowl, Knitmore cowl, wool socks. V neck

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat

-Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

 

Mother Knows Best:(36:53)

More Marie Kondo-ish thoughts on stash. Touch everything. Shame related to stash, intentional

purchasing, visible organizing.

How do you feel about organizing your stash?

 

When Knitting Attacks:(47:54)

Gigi messed up the cast on for the Poza, for the fifth time. She finally did the Lucy Neatby technique

out of Cool Socks Warm Feet. Jasmin suggests Judy Becker's Magic Cast on

She also made a swatch  with needles that were obviously too large.

Jasmin found damage in last 30 yards of cashmere for shawl. :(

 

Review:(52:27)

StashFit workbook by Cate Carter-Evans

Tell us your best knitting memories in this thread.

 

And Sew On:(1:07:39)

Gigi is trying to sew or do something sewing related every day.

Gigi wants to make another sloper using the instructions from Suzy Furrer’s book

Building Patterns,

 

The Architecture of Women’s Clothing

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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.

 

 

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Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.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 withALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.

On the Needles:(0:41)

Jasmin mentions the Dissent sweater. Gigi did more units for the polygon blanket.

Gigi has Non Euclidean heel socks on the needles, in the "Deep End" colorway, and has cast on a

new pair in Cherry Pop Stripes, also "Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple Haze".  You can get all of the

colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy (currently sold out, check back).

Jasmin has made some progress on her Viajiante.   She ordered beads to start her Celestatarium.

 

Since Gigi has finished her Vitamin D sweater, she set up to knit another Rocky Coast cardigan

Jasmin has finished the front of her Worsted Boxy and started the back. She needs to frog two

sweaters in progress to accommodate her current size needs.

 

Gigi has set up a kit for the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.

Gigi also wants to set up  Curls by Hunter As Well as a set of Fingerless Mitts by Cat Bordhi.

 

We are using our Strickplaners (purchase one here) by Martina Behm. Jasmin mentioned

SymposiPress Stickers. Gigi mentions Die Urbane Spinnstube

Jasmin has finished her Goin Gold hat by meliabella knit in Black Trillium Quadra and made giant

pom poms (used the size 85 Pom Pom maker).

 

Events: (26:19)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli.

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

 

In Stitches:(28:20)

- Jasmin: wool socks,looped loop cowl, Goin Gold Hat, Seneca pullover, Frozen Hearts sweater

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Greyhaven hat, sockhead cowl, Knitmore cowl, wool socks. Best

Girlfriend jacket

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat

-Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

Sam: grey hat. Greyhaven hat on loan

 

Mother Knows Best:(37:02)

Air your stash every year. Maybe not exactly Mary Kondo, but get rid of stuff you’re not going to use.

Touch everything.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(51:19)

Gigi messed up the cast on for the Poza. Not enough stitches. Did Lucy Neatby technique out of

Cool Socks Warm Feet. Jasmin suggests Judy Becker's Magic Cast on

 

Review:(58:18)

This week we review: Knitting Pleats by Olga Pobedinskaya

Gigi is wearing the Ridgeline Cowl, yarn from Backyard Fiberworks ,  Knitting Pleats in Ravelry

 

And Sew On:(1:07:39)

Gigi is trying to sew or do something sewing related every day.

Gigi talks about the postage stamp quilt. Jasmin raves about the Cricut Press

 

Gigi wants to make another sloper using the instructions from Suzy Furrer’s book

Building Patterns,

 

The Architecture of Women’s Clothing

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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.
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.
 

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On the Needles:(0:33)

Jasmin is enthusing about TinCan Knits, Polygon Blanket. Gigi did more units for the polygon blanket.

Jasmin has made some progress on her Viajiante.

Gigi has Vanilla Is The New Black socks on the needles,  in the "Deep End" colorway, and has cast

on a new pair in "Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple Haze".  You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy

from Craftsy Gigi wants to work on the Non Euclidian heel

They talk about the Strickplaner (<- YouTube link, purchase one here) by Martina Behm.

 

Jasmin finished her Tied Knots hat and her Age of Winter hat.

Since Gigi has finished her Vitamin D sweater, she set up to knit another Rocky Coast cardigan

Gigi has set up a kit for the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.

She also wants to set up  Curls by Hunter As Well as a set of Fingerless Mitts by Cat Bordhi.

(Correction: Gigi called them Wristwarmers )

 

Jasmin has finished the front of her Worsted Boxy and started the back. Jasmin worked on a pair of

socks out of the Cozy Knitter’s “Gingerbread House” colorway,

which matches her Little Red Truck bag from Little Skein.

 

Jasmin’s UFO finishing spree: Goin Gold hat by meliabella knit in Black Trillium Quadra.

Gigi finished a preemie hat, but it still needs a pompom.

 

Events: (30:19)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli.

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

 

In Stitches:(32:34)

- Jasmin: wool socks,looped loop cowl, ALL THE HATS

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Greyhaven hat, sockhead cowl, Knitmore cowl, Christmas socks,

wool socks. Mondo cable pulli. she thinks she should knit a pair of Christmas socks every year.

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat, Gone Astray cardigan

-Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps, green/yellow woven scarf



Mother Knows Best:(36:22)

-2557 games: Settlers of Catan, Cards Against Humanity Outfoxed, Taboo, Apples to Apples.

Thanks to Amy Beth from The Fat Squirrel Speaks podcast for the recommendation!

 

When Knitting Attacks:(42:13)

Swatch too small. Gigi mentions the Akerworks tool kit

 

Review:(44:52)

This week we review: A Hug From Henry. Jasmin also mentions the Slate Falls Press children's books.

 

And Sew On:(52:36)

Gigi finished the Grinch bags.

 

Gigi is trying to sew or do something sewing related every day.

Reading the Male Pattern Boldness blog. Peter Lappin.   He made a suit out of pink wool tweed at FIT

in NY city.  Kenneth D King is teaching at FIT.

 

Gigi talks about the postage stamp quilt.

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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.
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.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 withALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.

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 has made some progress on her Viajiante.

Jasmin has also swatched for a Comfort Fade sweater with the Syrup rainbow by Black Trillium Fibres.

Gigi has Vanilla Is The New Black socks on the needles,  in the "Deep End" colorway. Also :Purple Haze.

out of Patons Kroy,  You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy

Jasmin started a pair of socks out of the Cozy Knitter’s “Gingerbread House” colorway, which

matches her Little Red Truck bag from Little Skein.

Jasmin worked on the Eddy cowl by Elizabeth Doherty out of Quiviut/Silk.

Gigi did more units for the polygon blanket.  

Jasmin is nearly finished with her Tied Knots hat.

She also picked up her Worsted Boxy

 

Events: (17:49)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli.

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

 

In Stitches:(18:44)

- Jasmin: wool socks,seneca pullover, green twist cardigan, rocky coast cardigan

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Greyhaven hat, sockhead cowl, Knitmore cowl,Christmas socks,

wool socks. she thinks she should knit a pair of Christmas socks every year.

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat, Gone Astray cardigan

-Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps, green/yellow woven scarf

 

Contest:(24:29)

- Grinchalong 2018 is finished! Winners will be picked and contacted over the next week.

 

Mother Knows Best:(27:17)

-2561: themes!

 

When Knitting Attacks:(39:53)

Hexagon issues, laundry drama, and the amazing shrinking Jasmin.

 

Review:(47:35)

This week we review:

Akerworks Knitting Tool Kit

 

And Sew On:(57:12)

Gigi started on the Grinch bags, and set up an assembly line. Sewing ribbons

Grade for sewing class 79.35%

 

Trying to sew or do something sewing related every day

 
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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.
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.
 
Here at Little Skein, we LOVE the spirit of the Grinchalong. So we’ve created a kit for the traditional 12 days of Christmas, which start on Christmas Day. Enjoy 12 days of twinkly lights, cozy times, and easy knitting with our Christmastide kit. It’s the perfect gift to yourself. In the Little Skein shop starting December 1st.

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:(0:34)

Jasmin’s Frozen Hearts sweater is finished and BLOCKED!.

 

Jasmin has FINISHED the Tale as old as Time cowl!

She needs one more OXO dryer rack Gigi removed 3 lifelines and a gazillion stitch markers from the

Vitamin D cardigan   

Gigi 2 newborn hats out of Patons Kroy Jasmin reminds her of the buttons from Katrinkles.

Jasmin has picked up her Viajiante.

She is planning to knit a Comfort Fade sweater with the Syrup rainbow by Black Trillium Fibres that

she is storing in the perfect Little Skein bag/ bucket.

Gigi has Vanilla Is The New Black socks on the needles,  in the "Deep End" colorway. Also :Purple Haze.

out of Patons Kroy,  You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy

Jasmin started the Eddy cowl by Elizabeth Doherty out of Quiviut/Silk.

Gigi did 4 units for the polygon blanket.  Bamboo needles are too grippy. Should start on 16”needles

Jasmin sewed a custom label, designed by Julie into the scarf she wove for Gigi

She will  order a fancy plunger for fulling some more knits

 

Events: (25:30)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli.

Gigi finished knitting

the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, pulled yarn from

Neighborhood Fiber Company. Not quite sure about what pattern. Maybe Spector?

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

 

In Stitches:(27:27)

- Jasmin: wool socks,seneca pullover, black and red cloche, green twist cardigan,

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Greyhaven hat, sockhead cowl, Knitmore cowl, Peacock Plumes,

Christmas socks,

wool socks. she thinks she should knit a pair of Christmas socks every year.

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat

-Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps, striped silk/wool sweater, handspun sweater

-Sam: grey cap

 

Contest:(31:10)

- Grinchalong 2018 started Dec 1st. Great prizes. Pictures will be coming

 

Mother Knows Best:(39:11)

- Block your work. Measure yourself periodically. Wear appropriate foundation garments

 

When Knitting Attacks:(44:15)

Jasmin closed tube at 90º angle.

 

And Sew On:(48:41)

 

Gigi started on the Grinch bags, and set up an assembly line.   

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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.
 
For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit HelloFresh.com/knitmore60 and enter knitmore60
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.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 withALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.

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:(0:49)

Gigi has gone monogamous, she finished the Russell Street shawl that had been languishing as a UFO.

 

Jasmin is nearly finished with her Tied Knots hat  out of Jade Sapphire cashmere.

Jasmin’s Frozen Hearts sweater is a measure, a little ribbing and a block away from being finished.

 

Gigi has Vanilla Is The New Black socks on the needles, out of Patons Kroy,  You can get all of the colors of

Paton's Kroy from Craftsy  in the "Deep End" colorway. She mentions the Siren books by Mira Grant.

(Rolling in the Deep, Into the Drowning Deep)

Jasmin has picked up her Viajiante.

Gigi read that you can set Perler Beads with the Cricut Easy Press

Jasmin is almost done with her Frozen Hearts pullover.

She wants to start the Dissent pullover

Jasmin mentions the Tale as old as Time cowl.

 

Events: (17:45)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli.

Gigi finished knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, pulled yarn from

Neighborhood Fiber Company. Not quite sure about what pattern

- Weinachtsmarkt, Dec. 8: 4-8 PM At Green Planet Yarns  (Andrea’s mom’s Glūhwein !!!)

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

 

In Stitches:(22:38)

- Jasmin: wool socks, resistance hat, rainbow dots cowl, Bifrost Scarf, Fox hat, seneca pullover,

green twist cardigan, Greyhaven BostonJen hat

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, Christmas socks, wool socks,

- Genevieve: coronation sweater. Gryffindor scarf and hat

-Rex: Andrew’s woven scarf! Oliver sweater, If You Give a Pig a Pancake Jasmin mentions Beyond

Clean

-Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Cap

-Sam: grey cap

 

Contest:(26:31)

- Grinchalong 2018 started Dec 1st. Great prizes. Pictures will be coming

Jasmin raves about the New York Times Chocolate Mousse recipe Mother Knows Best:(37:20)

Trust your gut feeling.

Jasmin mentions the Dissent cardigan

 

When Knitting Attacks:(45:42)

Gigi: Russell Street shawl.  Did decreases on the wrong side.  Tried to drop stitches to fix it.

Messed that up, had to frog about 10 rows

 

Review:(48:56)

This week we review: Curls 3

by Hunter Hammersen Also: Curls, Curls 2

 

Oh, Darn!:(58:20)

Intermittent zigzag to fix frayed hems on Sam’s jeans

Tossed two pairs of pants where the zipper had separated

 

And Sew On:(1:02:55)

Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College

She is posting progress pictures on social media (on Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook as knitmoregirls).

Big project was due this past Thursday. Turned it in.  Had extra time, started on the Grinch bags.

Trying to set up an assembly line.

 

Spelling for toile after checking on Dictionary.com

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.
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.
 
For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/knitmoregirls.
 
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.
 
Here at Little Skein, we LOVE the spirit of the Grinchalong. So we’ve created a kit for the traditional 12 days of Christmas, which start on Christmas Day. Enjoy 12 days of twinkly lights, cozy times, and easy knitting with our Christmastide kit. It’s the perfect gift to yourself. In the Little Skein shop starting December 1st.

 

On the Needles:(0:40)

Gigi picked up the Russell Street shawl that had been languishing as a UFO,

figured out what was wrong, and is making great progress

Jasmin has made some more progress on her Tied Knots hat  out of Jade Sapphire cashmere.

Jasmin is nearly finished with sleeve #2 of the Frozen Hearts sweater.

She mentions yarn with beautiful depth of color from the Buffalo Wool Company

Gigi has Vanilla Is The New Black socks out of Patons Kroy,  You can get all of the colors of Paton's

Kroy from Craftsy  

Has set up four more pairs, and cast on a new pair in the "Deep End" colorway.

 

Gigi finished knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, and needs to find

a new sweater to knit .

Jasmin mentions the Tale as old as Time cowl.

 

Events: (17:33)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli

- Weinachtsmarkt, Dec. 8: 4-8 PM At Green Planet Yarns  (Enjoy! Glūhwein and Glogg)

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

 

In Stitches:(19:08)

- Jasmin: wool socks, resistance hat, rainbow dots cowl, Bifrost Scarf, Fox hat

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, Rainbow Dots cowl

- Genevieve: coronation sweater.

 

Contest: (24:05)

- Grinchalong 2018 started Dec 1st.

 

Mother Knows Best:(29:08)

Talk to somebody about your knitting. Or their knitting.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:14)

Measure flat. Lost a ½” in measuring badly on sleeve #1.

Read directions IN ORDER.

 

Review:(43:12)

This week we review: Wild Mittens, Unruly Socks, by Lumi Karmitsa

 

Straw into Gold: (51:53)

Jasmin has a quiet evening, so she does math and warps the Schacht Flip Loom.

Spent more time figuring out how to do a flip stand on the cheap, should have just ordered it.

She is using Tess Yarns for warp.

Here is the link to Schacht and Jane Patrick's books

 

And Sew On:(1:00:54)

Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College

She is posting progress pictures on social media (on Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook as knitmoregirls).

Big project is due this Thursday. Suit with princess style jacket and high waisted skirt is  done.

Knit garment done is done. Skirt for Jasmin from the beginning of the semester is done.

Also, sewing a pair of trousers out of muslin. Front is done. Still need to attach facings and join front and back.

 

Two buttonhole machines at school got broken .

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On the Needles:(0:43)

Jasmin has made some more progress on her Tied Knots hat  out of Jade Sapphire cashmere.

Gigi is knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL,

the body is finished, she picked up for edging.

 

Jasmin finished the Cocktail Umbrella Cowl of Siren Strings yarn, using Knitters Pride color coded  cables

and Lykke Needles.

Gigi has finished knitting Vanilla Is The New Black socks out of Patons Kroy, in  Blue Raspberry

You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy

 

Jasmin finished the ears on Rex’s Fox hat. The secret project has been shipped and received! (Photo above)

 

Jasmin finished Genevieve’s  classic cuffed hat by Purl Soho to match Genevieve’s Gryffindor scarf.

Jasmin mentions the Tale as old as Time cowl.


Events: (12:23)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli

- Weinachtsmarkt, Dec. 8: 4-8 PM At Green Planet Yarns  (Enjoy! Glūhwein and Glogg)

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

 

In Stitches:(14:34)

- Jasmin: wool socks, Greyhaven hat, handspun ribbi,

handspun seneca, resistance hat, polka dot cowl

- Rex: Lionheart hoodie

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, wool socks , Sivia Harding möbius cowl.

One sock has a hole

- Genevieve: coronation sweater.

We are planning to add a new segment: Oh darn!

 

Contest: (22:51)

- First batch of prizes are shipped last Friday for 2017 Grinchalong, 2017 do some good.

Jasmin suggests watching A Princess for Christmas.

This week we’ll email and ship for “I Blame the Knitmores”

- Grinchalong 2018 starts Dec 1st.

 

Mother Knows Best:(27:07)

Use good materials. Wool is thermoplastic. Polyester is not

 

When Knitting Attacks:(28:56)

Picking up stitches on the sides.  Challenging to pick up stitches on the edge    Will have to lose 3

stitches on one side

 

Review:(35:20)

This week we review: Little Man Knits, by Alex Capshaw-Taylor

 

Straw into Gold: (52:11)

Jasmin has finished-finished the secret project with the endless fringe! Jasmin rattles off the directions.

 

And Sew On:(57:24)

Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College

Big project is coming due. Suit with Princess style jacket and high waisted skirt.

Also, sewing a pair of trousers out of muslin. And we are working on a sloper for knit fabric.  Drafting done.

Button hole pocket.  Wrong side. Didn’t fix the lapels and collar enough, lining and hem edge aren’t same length

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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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CA fire updates: The air is safe to breathe again, charity efforts are in full swing.

- Sincere Sheep is donating a portion of her Black Friday portions to the relief effort for the Camp Fire Area

On the Needles:(0:44)

Jasmin has made some progress on a Tied Knots hat  out of Jade Sapphire cashmere.

 

Gigi has finished knitting lots of Vanilla Is The New Black socks out of Patons Kroy.  Sunburst Stripe,

Mexicala Stripes, Turquoise Stripes, Sweet Stripes, Sunburst Stripes, Blue Raspberry Stripes. Done

You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy

 

Gigi is knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the third short row part of

the body.

Jasmin learned a *different* tubular cast-on and started a classic cuffed hat by Purl Soho to go with

Genevieve’s scarf.


Events: (9:08)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli

- Weinachtsmarkt, Dec. 8: 4-8 PM At Green Planet Yarns

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

Enjoy! Glūhwein and Glogg

 

In Stitches:(11:22)

- Jasmin: wool socks, Greyhaven hat, handspun ribbi, handspun seneca

- Rex: Lionheart hoodie

- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, Viajante wool socks

 

Contest(14:53)

- Prizes are shipping THIS FRIDAY/Saturday for 2017 Grinchalong, 2017 do some good, I Blame the Knitmores

- Grinchalong 2018 starts Dec 1st.

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:41)

Ask for what you need. Can’t do it all alone? Ask for help. Hate winding yarn/weaving in ends? Ask for help.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(28:56)

Three tries to get the hang of the other tubular cast on

 

Review:(33:38)

This week we review: Cat’s Family of Fingerless Mitts

 

Straw into Gold: (44:31)

Jasmin wove a Gryffindor scarf for Genevieve, out of Sunshine Yarns self-striping worsted in “Gryffindor”

on the cricket loom. Maybe 4 hours, start to finish.

Jasmin has finished-finished the secret project with the endless fringe!

 

And Sew On:(51:39)

Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College

Big project is coming due. Suit with either a skirt or pants.  Princess style jacket with high waisted skirt.

Took pattern in and asked about slit. Drafted lining for skirt.  Had already cut jacket, skirt, lining for jacket,

interfacing.  Fused interfacing to fabric with ( 9 inch) cricut Easy Press.  Sewed main pieces together.

 

Also, sewing a pair of trousers out of muslin .

 
 
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CA fire updates: we are not affected.

 

On the Needles:(0:42)

Jasmin has made some progress on a Tied Knots hat  out of Jade Sapphire cashmere.

 

Gigi is knitting lots of Vanilla Is The New Black socks out of Patons Kroy.  Sunburst Stripe,

Mexicala Stripes, Turquoise Stripes, Sweet Stripes. She got them past heel increases

 

Jasmin set up her sock machine to make a cowl for Genevieve.

 

Gigi finished the Sweet Stripes, bound off one Sunburst Stripes

Started a blue Raspberry stripes one for knitting in the car.

You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy

 

Jasmin is beading the endless fringe.

 

Gigi is knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the third short row

part of the body.

She found a groove, and dug up more stitch markers to mark the wrap and turns.

 

Jasmin started a bulky ribbed cowl out of Siren Strings yarn, using Knitters Pride color coded  cables

and Lykke Needles

Little Skein Lady Liberty project bag

 

Events: (18:54)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

- #Grinchalong starts December 1st

 

In Stitches:(22:51)

- Jasmin: Resistance hat,  wool socks, Green Twist cardigan,  woven scarf from Evil Jasmine,

Urban sunrise Boneyard

- Genevieve:  has no scarf that is “just right”, Coronation sweater

- Rex: Lionheart hoodie

- Gigi :(Quynn!) hat with ear flaps ,Knitmore cowl

Blue Regia socks, Saturn series that I knitted early in the podcast , wool socks

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:56)

Small bites. Anything is manageable one bite at a time.

Story of Arachne.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(33:36)

Gigi Vitamin D cardigan. Off by one stitch. Had to move all Stitch markers one over.

Next part :supposed to work 7 rows straight in stockinette.  Did 8 rows. Lot of counting

Sock machine drama

 

Review:(42:51)

This week we review: Knit Grrl, Cowls and Scarves (paperback here, Ravelry here)

Gigi mentions the Zebra cowl

 

Straw into Gold:(56:27)

Jasmin makes some progress on the Incredibles sweater project.

Spins a little on the 008 Device of Questionable Origin.

 

And Sew On:(58:32)

Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College

Gigi handed in the pants sloper and one leg muslin. Finished drafting trouser pattern.

Next step: cut trousers out of muslin.  Started sewing. Front of pants are done.

 

Pockets, zipper. Under stitching done wrong. Something wrong with zipper application, it sticks.

 
 
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On the Needles:(0:44)

Jasmin cast on a Tied Knots hat  out of Jade Sapphire cashmere, inspired by Kristen Voolenvine’s hat

using Ysolda Teague's tubular cast on.

Jasmin knit a little on the “Don’t Go in the Shower” self-striping yarn (black light reactive)

from White Birch Fiber Arts. ‘Tis the season! #operationsockdrawer

 

Gigi is knitting lots of Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy. working on Sunburst Stripe, an other

in Mexicala Stripes, Turquoise Stripes, and one in Sweet Stripes.

She got them past heel increases You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy

 

Jasmin is beading the endless fringe.

 

Gigi is knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the second short row

part of the body.

She found a groove, and dug up more stitch markers to mark the wrap and turns. Needs about an

hour to knit 4 rows.

 

Jasmin made some progress on her swing left socks!

 

Events: (10:33)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

- #Grinchalong starts December 1st

 

In Stitches:(14:42)

- Jasmin: Resistance hat,  wool socks and Clear Converse .

- Genevieve: Molly hat by KnittyBarb, yarn for something Griffindor from MustStash Yarn

Jasmin mentions the NZAK sock knitting machine

- Gigi : blue hat with waves, hat with ear flaps (Quynn!)

Blue Regia socks, Saturn series that I knitted early in the podcast , wool socks

 

Mother Knows Best:(22:04)

Try something new. Use a tutorial! (Ysolda Teague's tubular cast on. !)

Leave a good review for your favorite podcasts. Gigi likes Kenneth D King's invisible zipper tutorial,

and she mentions Sewing Out Loud



When Knitting Attacks:(34:31)

Gigi Vitamin D cardigan.  Short on number of stitches in the front for wraps and turns, totals are

correct. Stitch markers every 20 stitches

 

Review:(37:38)

This week we review: Easy Cable and Aran Knits

 

And Sew On:(47:38)

Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College

 

Gigi handed in the jacket, and drafted a pants pattern.  

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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.

 

 

Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.

 

 

 

Knitcircus dyers love coming up with new ways to dye yarn; we figure if one gradient is fun, three in one cake is even better! Use this continuous gradient for a Be Simple shawl like the one shown, or let your inspiration guide you to the project of your dreams. Just knit along and watch the stripes appear. Check out all of the Repeating Gradient choices on the Knitcircus website.  All Knitcircus yarns use luxury USA Merino bases and are hand-dyed with love in Wisconsin.

 

 
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On the Needles:(0:36)

Jasmin turned the heel of the “Don’t Go in the Shower” self-striping yarn (black light reactive)

from White Birch Fiber Arts. ‘Tis the season! #operationsockdrawer, Jasmin mentions

Glow in the Dark yarn.

 

Gigi is knitting lots of Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy. And she started yet another new pair

because she needed something autopilot to knit.  Gigi is still working on Sunburst Stripe, another in

Mexicala Stripes, Turquoise Stripes, and one in Sweet Stripes.

She got them past heel increases You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy

Would like to knit socks for my aunties with wool allergies.

Jasmin likes Lux Adorna cashmere. Jasmin is beading the endless fringe.

 

Gigi is waiting for more yarn to finish the Purlbreak.

Gigi is knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL

started the second short row part of the body. Jasmin set it up in knitCompanion on the iPad

She found a groove, and will need to dig up more stitch markers to mark the wrap and turns.

Needs about an hour to knit 4 rows.

 

Events: (6:32)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration  

 

In Stitches:(9:19)

- Jasmin: greyhaven hat (made by BostonJen), wool socks and Clear Converse .

- Genevieve: Molly hat by KnittyBarb

- Gigi : blue hat with waves, hat with ear flaps

Blue regia socks, Saturn series that I knitted early in the podcast , wool socks

 

Mother Knows Best:(11:09)

This week we talk about being a better listener/examining your privilege. Taking your kids to vote.

Register to vote in the US, and check your registration status.

Make sure you are in contact with your representative, use Resistbot.

Outlines in Discourse, lovingly Purloined from LittleSkeinAnne:

"My Instagram feed + website are safe spaces to share civil discourse. Different viewpoints are OK,

but it’s not OK make fiery or sarcastic comments at me or others."

 

When Knitting Attacks:(17:30)

Gigi has been knitting lots of Vanilla is the new Black socks.

 

Review:(20:06)

This week we review: Strange Brew

 

And Sew On:(28:38)

Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College

Class started pants.  Teacher did a power point presentation, to print out.  All the points necessary

to draft pants. Started at school, finished at home, asked one question and finished drafting the pattern.

Metal washers for pattern weights. Gigi likes her Gingher shears. We like to have knives and scissors

sharpened at Williams Cutlery. Crimping sleeve cap with nylon lining didn’t work.

 

Wash fabric before working with it.

 
 
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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.
 
For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/knitmoregirls.
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.


"If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing." That’s what President Obama said, and that’s what we’re doing here at Little Skein.
From now through Election Day, we are running a Sock the Vote! campaign to reach out to everyone and ask you to Swing Left in the upcoming election.
We believe in kindness, lending a helping hand, and equality for all. If you believe as we do, please spread the word.
Knit away your worries and swing toward hope. Sock the Vote kits and free pledge cards are in the shop at littleskein.com. There’s something for everyone.
November 6: Be a voter.
 
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:(0:41)

Annie Modesitt's husband, Gerry, passed away unexpectedly. Here is the link to her gofundme.

 

WHINEBECK BINGO! Bingo squares for next year!

 

Jasmin finished her pair of “Stingy Jack” Halloween self-striping socks by Invictus Yarns.

Jasmin turned the heel of the “Don’t Go in the Shower” self-striping yarn (black light reactive)

from White Birch Fiber Arts. ‘Tis the season! #operationsockdrawer,

Submissions info for the Operation Sock Drawer book!

 

Gigi is knitting lots of Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy. And she started yet another new

pair because she needed something autopilot to knit.

Still working on Sunburst Stripe, another in Mexicala Stripes, Turquoise Stripes, and one in Sweet Stripes.

Got them past heel increases You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy

 

Jasmin has made good progress on her Swing Left socks.

 

Gigi is working on the Purlbreak's edge. Thirteen out of 16 garter ridges are done

 

Gigi is knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL

started the second short row part of the body. Jasmin set it up in knitCompanion on the iPad

She found a groove, and will need to dig up more stitch markers to mark the wrap and turns.

 

We really like Star Trek Discovery. You can learn Klingon from Duolingo

 

Events: (15:38)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration  

 

In Stitches:(21:35)

- Jasmin: greyhaven hat (made by BostonJen), Fancy image ribbed hat from Cashmere America

(Pattern/kit are not available online),  wool socks and Clear Converse . Jasmin mentions Snoots

- Genevieve: Molly hat by KnittyBarb

- Gigi : blue hat with waves

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:02)

This week we talk about self-care. Brooklyn 99 PLEASE CHECK. Headspace. Rage cleaning.

G'morning, G'night

 

Register to vote in the US, and check your registration status.

Make sure you are in contact with your representative, use Resistbot.

Outlines in Discourse, lovingly Purloined from LittleSkeinAnne: "My Instagram feed + website are

safe spaces to share civil discourse. Different viewpoints are OK, but it’s not OK make fiery or

sarcastic comments at me or others."

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:54)

Game of chicken with Purlbreak. Chicken won. Washing mishap, washed it with Baking soda

Annie Modesitt Technique to save bled on fabric.

 

Review:(45:35)

This week we review: The Big 3 knitting Techniques, by Ann-Mari Nilsson

 

Straw Into Gold:(52:31)

Jasmin went on a spinning playdate. She got to compare her Device of Questionable Origin, with a

Hansen Minispinner Pro.

 

And Sew On:(55:52)

Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College

Gigi had talked about Kenneth D King's invisible zipper tutorial. her hemostat arrived

Found the class she has been looking for. French Pattern Drafting.

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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.
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.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 withALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.

On the Needles:(0:32)

Jasmin worked on the heel of her Vanilla is the New Black in “plastic pony” socks (by

Asfaltsflickandesigns on etsy). ‘Tis the season!

#operationsockdrawer, and started the heel of the “Don’t Go in the Shower” self-striping yarn (black

light reactive)

from White Birch Fiber Arts

Submissions info for the Operation Sock Drawer book!

Gigi finished a pair of Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy, in the Sunset Stripe colorway. And

she started a new pair in Sunburst Stripe, another in Mexicala Stripes, and other in Turquoise Stripes.

 

Dr Gemma’s Cadet Blue socks are done. You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy.

Jasmin is STILL beading fringe using Dental Appliance Threaders. About half-done.

 

Gigi is working on the Purlbreak's edge. Twelve out of 16 garter ridges are done. Needs to weigh the yarn

Gigi is knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL and put in a second lifeline,

before starting the second short row part of the body. Jasmin set it up in knitCompanion on the iPad

 

Gigi started seaming the Ribbi Cardi.


Events: (18:47)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration  

 

In Stitches:(20:08)
- Jasmin: handspun ribbi, resistance hat, greyhaven hat (made by BostonJen)
- Genevieve: Olivia hat, hearthstone, elsa gloves
- Gigi : blue hat with waves

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:02)

This week we talk about voting with your dollars, and how to check that the companies that you shop with

share your values:

 

- Opensecrets.org donor lookup

- Twitter feed/likes/retweets

- Public Facebook/Instagram feeds.

- Also asking directly.

 

Jasmin mentions the Conversations From our Days podcast, Gigi got the Goods Unite Us App

 

Register to vote in the US, and check your registration status.

Make sure you are in contact with your representative, use Resistbot.

Outlines in Discourse, lovingly Purloined from LittleSkeinAnne: "My Instagram feed + website are

safe spaces to share civil discourse. Different viewpoints are OK, but it’s not OK make fiery or sarcastic

comments at me or others."

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:00)

Gigi needs to figure out how to use knitcompanion for the. Vitamin D cardigan. Back to post it notes and

hash marks.

 

Review:(33:21)

This week we review: Amy Herzog’s Ultimate Sweater Book

Also by Amy Herzog: Knit To Flatter, Knit Wear Love, You Can Knit That

 

And Sew On:(42:34)

Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College

PIQF new trend: writing.  Very political

Gigi read about Kenneth D King's invisible zipper tutorial.

She watched it and it is amazing! Now needs a hemostat

Found the class she has been looking for. French Pattern Drafting

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 

 
 

So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.

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.

 

 


For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit HelloFresh.com/knitmore60 and enter knitmore60

 

 

  

 

 

Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.

 

 

"If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing." That’s what President Obama said, and that’s what we’re doing here at Little Skein.

From now through Election Day, we are running a Sock the Vote! campaign to reach out to everyone and ask you to Swing Left in the upcoming election.

We believe in kindness, lending a helping hand, and equality for all. If you believe as we do, please spread the word.

Knit away your worries and swing toward hope. Sock the Vote kits and free pledge cards are in the shop at littleskein.com. There’s something for everyone.

November 6: Be a voter.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:45)

Jasmin finished! her Knitmona “creepy crawlies” Halloween socks, and started the heel on her

“plastic pony” socks (by Asfaltsflickandesigns on etsy). ‘Tis the season! #operationsockdrawer, and she

started a black light reactive pair of socks from White Birch Fiber Arts

 

 

Gigi finished a pair of Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy, in the Sunset Stripe colorway. And

she started a new pair in the Sunburst Stipe.

 

Dr Gemma’s Cadet Blue socks are done. You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy.

Jasmin is STILL beading fringe using Dental Appliance Threaders.

Gigi is working on the Purlbreak's edge, it needs 16 garter ridges. Eleven are done.

 

Jasmin is making slow but steady progress the Swing Left socks by Megan Williams out of

the “Gotta Give ‘em Hope” colorway from Little Skein in the Big Wool #operationSockdrawer

 

Gigi is knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

Sleeves are done, she is working on the first short row part of the body.  Jasmin set it up in knitCompanion

on the iPad

 

Gigi blocked the Katje hoodie. She wants to add a zipper. Jasmin mentions Zipperstop.com for

ordering custom zippers.

 

Gigi finished the Ridgeline cowl, yarn from Backyard Fiberworks in grey, contrast colors are

ROYGBIV. Grey sockhead cowl is blocked. Jasmin mentions the Mariah sweater. Jasmin

mentions Franklin Habit's steeking class.

Gigi read about Kenneth D King's invisible zipper tutorial. She watched it and it is amazing!

 


Events: (21:35)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

 

In Stitches:(23:17)

- Jasmin: handspun ribbi, resistance hat

- Genevieve: Olivia hat, hearthstone, elsa gloves

- Rex dinosaur sweater story. Jasmin mentions the dinosaur sweater Rex wants.

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:56)

This week we talk about civic engagement with your knitting group. Take your ballot, take some sweets,

take a pencil, reading glasses. When “consider both sides” is appropriate, and when it’s not.

 

Make sure you are in contact with your representative, use Resistbot.

Outlines in Discourse, lovingly Purloined from LittleSkeinAnne: "My Instagram feed + website are

safe spaces to share civil discourse. Different viewpoints are OK, but it’s not OK make fiery or

sarcastic comments at me or others."

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:00)

Gigi messed up short rows in the Vitamin D cardigan.

Pulled back a weeks worth of knitting trying to find my spot on knitCompanion. Put in a lifeline. Read

something wrong.

Knitted toe on one of Dr Gemma’s socks too long, had to tink.  

 

Review:(51:40)

This week we review Color Cables, by Andi Smith

And Sew On:(1:01:22)

Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College

Some progress on the high waisted skirt. Facing has been fixed.  Lining has been attached to facing.

Understitching is done.  The elegant way to have a lined slit hasn’t happened yet.  

Now: drafting a jacket. Drafted a two piece sleeve. Need to work on what teacher is teaching the same

 

day, and not worry about doing things in sequence. Gigi talks about crimping.

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This week's episode has been 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.

 

  

 

Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.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 withALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.

 

 

 

 

 

On the Needles:(0:40)

 

Jasmin turned the heel on her Knitmona “creepy crawlies” Halloween socks, and started the heel on her “plastic pony” socks (by Asfaltsflickandesigns on etsy). ‘Tis the season! #operationsockdrawer

 

Gigi is knitting on a pair of Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy, in the Sunset Stripe colorway. Heels are finished, the toes are next. And she started a new pair in the Sunburst Stipe.

Jasmin is *still* beading fringe using Dental Appliance Threaders.

Gigi is working on the Purlbreak's edge, it needs 16 garter ridges. Ten are done.

 

Jasmin started the Swing Left socks by Megan Williams out of the “Gotta Give ‘em Hope” colorway from Little Skein in the Big Wool #operationSockdrawer

 

Gigi finished the  sleeves of the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

seamed both sleeves, and is working on the body.  Jasmin set it up in knitCompanion on the iPad

GoodReader glitched with the new iOS update.

 

Jasmin is nearly at the armhole split on her Squashblossom Sprig. Gigi finished the Ridgeline cowl, yarn from Backyard Fiberworks .  Main color is grey, contrast colors are ROYGBIV.

 

Events: (14:49)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

 

Mother Knows Best:(17:38)

This week we talk about civic engagement with your knitting group. Take your ballot, take some sweets, take a pencil, reading glasses.

Register to vote in the US, and check your registration status.

Make sure you are in contact with your representative, use Resistbot.

Outlines in Discourse, lovingly Purloined from LittleSkeinAnne: "My Instagram feed + website are safe spaces to share civil discourse. Different viewpoints are OK, but it’s not OK make fiery or sarcastic comments at me or others."

 

When Knitting Attacks:(24:23)

Gigi messed up short rows in the Vitamin D cardigan.

Pulled back a weeks worth of knitting trying to find my spot on knitCompanion.  Lifelines?

Jasmin started her Swing Left socks and had severe user error.

Also, she decided to do instep decreases on a sock that didn't use them.

 

Review:(30:58)

This week we review Lace Yarn Studio,  Carol Sulcoski

Jasmin mentions knitCompanion. and GoodReader.

 

And Sew On:(43:31)

Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College

She hasn’t fixed issues of the high waisted skirt. Now: drafting a jacket

Teacher demonstrated a bound button hole pocket. This is very elegant.

Gigi started drafting front of jacket.  Slow going. Checked out the Resource room.  Listening to sewing podcasts, She hears book suggestions.  Needs to check out school library, city libraries.

 

 
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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

 

The Knitmores have brought us 10 years of amazing inspiration through their podcast.  Congratulations on episode 500 and thank you for sharing your creative spirit!  Black Trillium Fibres is honoring our multigenerational enablers with very limited colors packs for Gigi, Jasmin &amp; Genevieve, and a super special long gradient in Knitmore colors.  Because everyone should knit more.

 

 

 

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.

 

For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/knitmoregirls.

  

 

Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.

 

 

"If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing." That’s what President Obama said, and that’s what we’re doing here at Little Skein.

From now through Election Day, we are running a Sock the Vote! campaign to reach out to everyone and ask you to Swing Left in the upcoming election.

We believe in kindness, lending a helping hand, and equality for all. If you believe as we do, please spread the word.

Knit away your worries and swing toward hope. Sock the Vote kits and free pledge cards are in the shop at littleskein.com. There’s something for everyone.

November 6: Be a voter.

 

On the Needles:(0:43)

Gigi is working on the Purlbreak's edge, it needs 16 garter ridges.

Jasmin bound off the first sleeve of her Frozen Hearts pullover

 

Gigi is knitting on a pair of Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy, in the Sunset Stripe colorway.

Heel decreases are finished, working on the feet

 

Jasmin is about to turn the heel on her Knitmona “creepy crawlies” Halloween socks. ‘Tis the season! #operationsockdrawer

Jasmin mentions the Anna Karenina socks, and the Knitmore Vanilla Socks.

 

Gigi finished the  sleeves of the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

seamed both sleeves, and is working on the body.  Finished first set of short rows.

Jasmin suggests knitCompanion

 

Jasmin is beading fringe using Dental Appliance Threaders.

She mentions the beading mat

 

Gigi is working on the Ridgeline cowl, yarn from Backyard Fiberworks .  Main color is grey, contrast colors

are ROYGBIV. Done so far: ROYGB.  Picking up a stitch from a few rows below, and knitting it together

with a live stitch.

 

Jasmin enthuses about the Celestarium shawl.

 

Events: (24:38)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Vogue Knitting Live San Francisco: September 21-23 RECAP

Jasmin mentions Hue Loco, Lady Dye Yarns, Neighborhood Fiber Company, Tess Yarns

Julia Farwell Clay and Josh Bennett

- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

 

In Stitches:(36:48)

Jasmin- Semifinished Frozen Hearts

Genevieve- hearthstone pullover,  all you need is hat, Barberry cardigan

Gigi -listener hat, by Khalila

 

Mother Knows Best:(38:44)

This week we talk about registering to vote in the US, and checking your registration status.

(related: tariffs. Some brands that mill in US:Neighborhood Fiber Company, A Verb For Keeping Warm,

Jill Draper Makes Stuff, Sincere Sheep)

Make sure you are in contact with your representative, use Resistbot.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(46:46)

Strange stitch in the Vitamin D cardigan.

Purlbreak shawl. Missing stitch markers at the center.  Jar with Stitch makers is AWOL.

Jasmin forgot how to turn a heel. Knitmore Vanilla sock

 

Review:(57:00)

This week we review : The Cowls Are Not What They Seem, by Shannon Okey

Jasmin mentions knitCompanion. and GoodReader.

 

And Sew On:(43:31)

Gigi’s class this semester is Fashion Design II at West Valley College.

Got 1st project back, size 8 sloper and pattern for a standard skirt.  

Gigi mentions Sewing Wtih Threads podcast, and Kenneth D King.

Construction of high waisted skirt is amazing. Teacher does  You Tube tutorials on how to sew it.

 

I added 1 inch designer ease to front and back skirt and forgot to add it to the facing pieces.

 
 
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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.

  

 

Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.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 theknitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works withALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.

 

 

 

 

On the Needles:(0:30)

Jasmin is finishing the secret project, knotting the fringe, then beading it using DentalApplianceThreaders.

 

We announce a call for submissions for OUR NEW #OperationSockDrawer inspired book!

 

Jasmin made some progress on her Knitmona “creepy crawlies” Halloween socks. ‘Tis the season!

#operationsockdrawer

Gigi kitchenered both toes on  the Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy,

She started a new pair in the Sunset Stripe colorway in Paton's Kroy, and got to finished heel increase

on both.

Gigi finished her Purlbreak's last color and is working on the edge now.

 

Gigi finished the  sleeves of the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

 

 

Gigi his working on the Ridgeline Cowl, yarn from Backyard Fiberworks .

 Main color is grey, contrast colors are rainbow, ROYGBIV.   So far: ROYG

 

Events: (11:58)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

 

In Stitches:(13:39)

Jasmin- Hamilknit hat

 

Mother Knows Best:(16:57)

This week we answer a question from the

"What do you want to hear about?"  thread about “breakthrough techniques”

We mention Lucy Neatby sock techniques, Cocoknits smooth shoulder bind off, Philosopher's Fair Isle technique, blocking, knitted Kitchener Stitch

Arnall-Culliford books

 

Review:(28:05)

This week we review : Arctic Lace, by Donna Druchunas

 

And Sew On:(35:08)

Gigi’s class this semester is Fashion Design II.

Got 1st project back , size 8 sloper and pattern for a standard skirt.  24/25.  

She needs to make a muslin for Jasmin to make sure the skirt  fits her.

Construction of high waisted skirt is amazing.

Teacher does You Tube tutorials on sewing.

 

 
Direct download: Mascots_-_Episode_499_-_The_Knitmore_Girls.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22pm PDT

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
 
So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.
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.
  
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.
 
 
 

For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit HelloFresh.com/knitmore60 and enter knitmore60

"If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing." That’s what President Obama said, and that’s what we’re doing here at Little Skein.

From now through Election Day, we are running a Sock the Vote! campaign to reach out to everyone and ask you to Swing Left in the upcoming election.

We believe in kindness, lending a helping hand, and equality for all. If you believe as we do, please spread the word.

Knit away your worries and swing toward hope. Sock the Vote kits and free pledge cards are in the shop at littleskein.com. There’s something for everyone.

November 6: Be a voter.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:43)

Gigi finished her Purlbreak's last color and is working on the edge now.

Gigi finally turned both heels and did toe decreases on the Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons

Kroy,

She started a new pair in the Sunset Stripe colorway in Paton's Kroy. And got to the first heel increase on

both.

 

Jasmin made some progress on her Knitmona “creepy crawlies” Halloween socks. ‘Tis the season!

#operationsockdrawer

 

Jasmin’s Sprig pullover as outgrown it’s 16” circular needles. Jasmin mentions Pigeon.

Gigi finished the  sleeves of the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

The instructions seemed challenging, so she let it marinade, then she did it one step at a time .

 

Jasmin has finished the hemstitching on her secret project. She is knotting the fringe, then beading it using

Dental Appliance Threaders

Gigi has a finished the pile of preemie hats in blue Regia and needs to make a bunch of pompoms.

Jasmin mentions Paperdaisy Creations

Jasmin talks about vintage Bakelite.

Gigi has finished the sockhead cowl, out of Knitcircus Trampoline, and is looking for another cowl to knit.

She cast on the Ridgeline cowl, yarn from Backyard Fiberworks .  The first ridge is done.

 

Events: (25:07)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Vogue Knitting Live San Francisco: September 21-23

- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019



In Stitches:(29:09)

It’s fall! GET OUT YOUR KNITS!

Jasmin- Resistance Hat

Rex- Earless fox hat, playful stripes

Genevieve- foofy scarf, hearthstone pullover,  all you need is hat

 

Mother Knows Best:(34:26)

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

about how we stay motivated.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(47:33)

Ridgeline cowl.  Knit one row too many, had to tink it back

Vitamin D sweater  Picked up 4 extra stitches under each arm.

 

Review:(51:16)

This week we review : Take Heart, by Fiona Alice

 

And Sew On:(43:31)

Gigi’s class this semester is Fashion Design II.

She needs to make a muslin for Jasmin to make sure the skirt  fits her.

Construction of high waisted skirt is amazing.

 

Teacher does You Tube tutorials on sewing.

 
 
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On the Needles:(0:30)

Gigi finished her Purlbreak's last color and is working on the edge now.

Jasmin did a poll on colors for her Ixchel pullover. Thanks Emily of the Tightly Spun podcast for the

tutorial on how to change specific colors in photoshop!

 

Gigi finally turned both heels on the Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy

She started a new pair in the Sunset Stripe colorway in Paton's Kroy. And got to the first heel increase on

both.

 

Jasmin is on the last bit of ribbing on sleeve #1 of her frozen hearts sweater. Jasmin knit on her

Fading Lines in the car on the way to the SF Zoo.

 

Gigi finished the  sleeves of the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

Jasmin has finished the weaving on her secret project. She is hemstitching.

 

Gigi also has a finished preemie hat and started a new one in Regia. Gigi has finished the sockhead cowl,

out of Knitcircus Trampoline.

 

Events: (10:20)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018. Donation to RAICES for Boston Jen

- Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day.

- Vogue Knitting Live San Francisco: September 21-23

- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

 

Mother Knows Best:(10:04)

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

knits, baby knit sizing

We mention the Baby Vertebrae, Joji Locatelli's Garter Wrap Baby Kimono, the Wee Envelope

Jasmin mentions the Love blankets (here is Rex's, here is Genevieve's)

She mentions Genevieve's tube sock pattern.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(22:00)

The Sockhead cowl  had too many issues for the last bit.

 

Review:(24:13)

This week we review : Crochet Garden, By Suzann Thompson

 

Jasmin mentions Nicky Epstein's Books

 

Straw into Gold:(30:56)

Monterey Wool Auction,  Jasmin spun on the "Elsa" colored Device by Questionable Origin. Jasmin

did an instagram live that is now on our YouTube channel.

We thank Kelly from the Two Ewes Fiber Adventures.

 

And Sew On:(43:31)

Gigi’s class this semester is Fashion Design 2. She is searching for a good name for the Wolf brand

dress makers model.  

 

She needs to make a muslin to fit on Jasmin to make sure the sloper fits her.

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Since 2008, Black Trillium Fibres has been dedicated to two things: great color and quality yarn.  However, those two things alone cannot adequately describe the incredible joy of being a part of such a creative, diverse and supportive society of crafters and artisans.  So here’s to the next ten years and a new layer of commitment: to our family, our community, and beyond.  You’ll find us at blacktrilliumfibres.com – we look forward to crafting a beautiful world with you!
 
 
 

 

 
 
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.
  
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.
 
Join Little Skein for our 3rd annual summer knitalong, Sock School. Knit some socks and read a favorite book. We’ll have support in the Little Skein Ravelry group, lots of encouragement, prizes and, of course, school supplies. Starting June 23 and going through Labor Day, we’ll have Sock School kits, new yarns inspired by your favorite picture books, and commemorative project bags. Links to the knitalong and the Little Skein shop are in the shownotes.

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Gigi soaked and blocked some of her cowls, and sewed on buttons.

Jasmin washes the Elsa sweater. Genevieve's Elsa sweater sleeve situation update.

 

Gigi is working on her Purlbreak's last contrast stripe.

Jasmin loves the new issue of Pompom Quarterly, that  has the most amazing sweater.

 

Gigi finished the  sleeves of the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

 

Gigi finally turned both heels on the Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy and started a new pair in the Sunset Stripe colorway in Paton's Kroy.

 

Jasmin started a dotted rays shawl out of Knitcircus Trampoline.

 

Gigi has been inspired to knit a Sockhead cowl, and is on the 3rd Stripe. Knitcircus Trampoline.

 

Jasmin is working on her Sprig pullover

 

Gigi wound mini skeins on the nostepinne to knit the Ridgeline Cowl. Gigi also has a preemie hat on the needles in Regia.

 

Events: (17:42)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018. Concession speech to Boston Jen.

- Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day.

Check out Two Ewes Fiber Adventures information, episode 96

- Vogue Knitting Live San Francisco: September 21-23

- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

 

Mother Knows Best:(22:10)

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

lightweight sweaters vs bulky sweaters. Jasmin loves the Gleener.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(26:54)

Striped socks. Gigi got tricked by the stripes.  One cuff is going to be an inch longer.

 

Review:(29:57)

This week we review : Knitting Modular Shawls, wraps, and stoles by Melissa Leapman

We mention Rosemary Hill, Sivia Harding, Stephen West, Melanie Berg and Martina Behm.

 

And Sew On:(35:51)

Gigi is planning the postage stamp pillows she is doing with Genevieve. Some of the Pinterest techniques

look promising.

 

Jasmin wore the skirt that Gigi drafted in Fashion Design 1 at West Valley College.

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Since 2008, Black Trillium Fibres has been dedicated to two things: great color and quality yarn.  However, those two things alone cannot adequately describe the incredible joy of being a part of such a creative, diverse and supportive society of crafters and artisans.  So here’s to the next ten years and a new layer of commitment: to our family, our community, and beyond.  You’ll find us at blacktrilliumfibres.com – we look forward to crafting a beautiful world with you!
 
 

 

 
 
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For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/knitmoregirls.
  
 
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On the Needles:(0:39)

Jasmin loves the new issue of Pompom Quarterly, that  has the most amazing sweater.

 

Genevieve's Elsa sweater is too short in the sleeves.

Gigi is working on her Purlbreak's last contrast stripe.

Jasmin talks about Stinky and Dirty, and The Perfect Cake. (She picked up the cookie version of this book,

The Perfect Cookie.)

 

Jasmin is on the last colorwork bit on sleeve #1 of her frozen hearts sweater. Cake helps.

Gigi is working on the  sleeves of the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

Jasmin is weaving a secret project on her Schacht flip loom, using KCL shuttles. It’s plaid and amazing.

 

Jasmin did another "Did you Lose Count?" with Melanie from Black Trillium Fibers

Gigi finally turned both heels on the Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy

Gigi wound mini skeins on the nostepinne to knit the Ridgeline Cowl.

Jasmin is working on her Sprig pullover

 

Gigi has been inspired to knit a Sockhead cowl, and cast it on.

Gigi also has a preemie hat on the needles in Regia.

 

Events: (26:40)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018.

- Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day

- Vogue Knitting Live San Francisco: September 21-23

- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:53)

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

Jasmin recommends the weaving book by Jane Patrick and and a Cricket loom.

She mentions our interview with Jane Patrick.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(38:50)

Casting on for the sockhead cowl. Multiples of 20 seem hard?

Lost chicken on the Purlbreak

 

Review:(42:08)

This week we review: The Knitter’s Dictionary, by Kate Atherley

 

And Sew On:(47:26)

Gigi is working on a flannel shirt. plackets on sleeves,  Sleeves, underarm seams, and

Cuffs are done, as well as bias cuffs, and Shirttail hem. Technique from summer class.

 

Stripes match on the side seams, but not center front. #SewPainful

 
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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

 

 

Since 2008, Black Trillium Fibres has been dedicated to two things: great color and quality yarn.  However, those two things alone cannot adequately describe the incredible joy of being a part of such a creative, diverse and supportive society of crafters and artisans.  So here’s to the next ten years and a new layer of commitment: to our family, our community, and beyond.  You’ll find us at blacktrilliumfibres.com – we look forward to crafting a beautiful world with you!

 
 

 

 

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.
 

 

Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.

 

 

Join Little Skein for our 3rd annual summer knitalong, Sock School. Knit some socks and read a favorite book. We’ll have support in the Little Skein Ravelry group, lots of encouragement, prizes and, of course, school supplies. Starting June 23 and going through Labor Day, we’ll have Sock School kits, new yarns inspired by your favorite picture books, and commemorative project bags. Links to the knitalong and the Little Skein shop are in the shownotes.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:31)

Gigi is working on her Purlbreak.

Jasmin has made progress on her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the Fading Lines by Joji Locatelli.

Rustic fingering base, "Shades of Jade" Gradient, by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.

 

Gigi cast on the Vitamin D for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL sweater, and is knitting the sleeves.

Jasmin is making some progress on her Worsted Boxy out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Worsted

in the “Parkland” colorway.

 

Gigi is knitting socks in Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy

Gigi soaked and rinsed the yarn for the Ridgeline Cowl.

Jasmin made some progress on her Knitmore Depth cowl.

Gigi has been inspired to knit a Sockhead cowl.

Gigi, also has a preemie hat on the needles in Regia.

 

Events: (8:24)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018.

- Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day

- Vogue Live San Francisco: September 21-23

- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

 

Mother Knows Best:(12:43)

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

Jasmin likes the OXO sweater dryers.

 

Review:(19:47)

This week we review  Knit Accessories, Essentials &amp; Variations, by Kate Atherley

Jasmin references Susan B Anderson's Kids Knitting Workshop

 

Purloined:(24:34)

This week we purloin Books, from the Knit Girllls

Women’s Work : The First 20000 years, by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

 

Straw into Gold:(29:35)

Jasmin PLIES, and spins a little on her sparkly Device 1.3

 

Short Rows:(31:52)

Genevieve is weaving on a Cricket loom with Little Red Bicycle yarn.

Jasmin made Genevieve's first day of school shirt (above) with a Cricut Maker.

 

And Sew On:(38:23)

Gigi is working on a flannel shirt. plackets on sleeves done. Sleeves are set in, underarm seams are done

 

Next step is doing cuffs.


 
 

So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.

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

 

 

Since 2008, Black Trillium Fibres has been dedicated to two things: great color and quality yarn.  However, those two things alone cannot adequately describe the incredible joy of being a part of such a creative, diverse and supportive society of crafters and artisans.  So here’s to the next ten years and a new layer of commitment: to our family, our community, and beyond.  You’ll find us at blacktrilliumfibres.com – we look forward to crafting a beautiful world with you!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.

 

 

 

 

 

For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit HelloFresh.com/knitmore60 and enter knitmore60

 

 

On the Needles:(0:42)

 

Gigi has picked up her Purlbreak again, and is planning to knit another one, she likes it so much.

 

Jasmin is slowly working on a  Knitmore Vanilla Sock, with the Cynthia variation, made out of

Asfaltflickan yarn in “Plastic Pony”.

Gigi is working on a pair of socks in Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy

in Cadet Blue .These socks have no heel flap and no gusset stitches

Jasmin has made some progress on her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the Fading Lines by

Joji Locatelli. Rustic fingering base, "Shades of Jade" Gradient, by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.

 


Gigi cast on the Vitamin D for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL sweater, and finished the

raglan shaping of the yoke and separated the different pieces, and is knitting the sleeves.  

 



Jasmin is swatching for a custom-dyed sweater from Frost Yarns. Separate Ways, from

Interpretations Volume 5, by Joji Locatelli. Swatch was too transparent, so she threw it in the dryer.

Gigi soaked and rinsed the yarn for the Ridgeline Cowl.

Gigi, also has a preemie hat on the needles in Regia.

Events: (13:13)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018.

- June 1st: Great Knit Off! The Knitmore Girls colorway benefits the International Rescue Committee! Ended 7/31

- Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day

- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Vogue Live San Francisco: September 21-23

 

Mother Knows Best:(17:06)

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

Gigi mentions a colorwheel.



When Knitting Attacks:(24:22)

Gigi pulled yarn for a Jessica Jones cowl for Jasmin.  Pattern is written for fingering weight, yarn is bulky.

Gigi lost a game of chicken with the Purlbreak.

Preemie hat . She was going to do the crown with a pattern from Firmament, but the patterns continue

out of the pattern on the brim.

 

Review:(28:44)

This week we review  Coastal Crochet, by Karen Whooley

 

Straw into Gold:(37:20)

Jasmin PLIES! Jasmin mentions the Will Taylor Kate, and the Aker Kate

 

And Sew On:(40:33)

Gigi is working on a camp shirt. Pocket is done, fronts are attached to back, collar is sewn, plackets

on sleeves done. Sleeves are set in, underarm seams are done

She spent two evenings getting the tension right on the rescue serger.  

Gigi mentions her serger book.

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So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.
 
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
 
Since 2008, Black Trillium Fibres has been dedicated to two things: great color and quality yarn.  However, those two things alone cannot adequately describe the incredible joy of being a part of such a creative, diverse and supportive society of crafters and artisans.  So here’s to the next ten years and a new layer of commitment: to our family, our community, and beyond.  You’ll find us at blacktrilliumfibres.com – we look forward to crafting a beautiful world with you!

 


 
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.
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.
 
Join Little Skein for our 3rd annual summer knitalong, Sock School. Knit some socks and read a favorite book. We’ll have support in the Little Skein Ravelry group, lots of encouragement, prizes and, of course, school supplies. Starting June 23 and going through Labor Day, we’ll have Sock School kits, new yarns inspired by your favorite picture books, and commemorative project bags. Links to the knitalong and the Little Skein shop are in the shownotes.

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin has been listening to Actually Knitting, In A Sknit, and she reminisces about the Dryad shawl.

She also mentions the interview with the very charming Stephen West

Gigi has picked up her Purlbreak again,and is planning to knit another one, she likes it so much.

Jasmin is slowly working on a  Knitmore Vanilla Sock, with the Cynthia variation, made out of

Asfaltflickan yarn in “Plastic Pony”.

She is thinking of making another Knitmore Vanilla sock.

She mentions other socks: Lucy Neatby's short row heel, Lara Neel's Fork In the Road Socks,

Susan B. Anderson's Smooth Operator sock, and BostonJen's Non_Euclidian heel

 

Gigi had a guest who needed some knitting, she finished half a square on Gigi's Welcome Blanket, (her colors

are two shades of purple, and two shades of green).

Jasmin has split for the armholes on her Boxy out of Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio worsted in the

“Parkland” colorway.

 

Jasmin has started her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the Fading Lines by Joji Locatelli. Shades of Jade,

by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.

 

Jasmin talks about the big sweater box bags from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

Gigi cast on the Vitamin D for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL sweater, and finished row 38.

 

Jasmin is swatching for a custom-dyed sweater from Frost Yarns. Separate Ways, from

Interpretations Volume 5,

by Joji Locatelli.

Gigi is working on a pair of socks in Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy

in Cadet Blue.

One sock has all its heel increases.  These socks have no heel flap and no gusset stitches to pick up.

Gigi, also has a new preemie hat on the needles in Regia.

Jasmin worked some more on her Tale as Old as Time cowl, and she is thinking of crocheting the ears for the

Fox hat.

 

Events: (24:50)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018.

- June 1st: Great Knit Off! The Knitmore Girls colorway benefits the International Rescue Committee!

Ended 7/31

Tour de Fleece: July 7-29. Fín.

Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day

Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

 

Dungeons and Dropped Stitches videocast!

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

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

philosophical and positive about knitting attacks. How do you handle it? Let us know.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:39)

Gigi started the Vitamin D cardigan three times, used a highlighter for stitch markers in the pattern,

and used a different color to highlight sleeves.

Jasmin ordered the wrong stitch markers, then DIY fixed them

Gigi lost a game of chicken with the Purlbreak.

 

Review:(41:33)

This week we review  Firmament, Stellar Stitches For Your Next Adventure, by Hunter Hammersen

(PREORDER LINK WILL BE HERE)

 

Straw into Gold:(46:30)

Jasmin PLIES! She finished spinning another of Nicole Frost's batts (rose gold batts). She’s been plying

up a storm. Jasmin enthuses about the Akerworks Kate.

 

And Sew On:(51:16)

 

Gigi is working on a camp shirt. Textbook directions were rather optimistic.

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For the hundredth time! - Episode 100 - The Knitmore Girls






















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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The Knitmore color has arrived! We are delighted to introduce an exclusive yarn celebrating our friends Jasmin and Gigi, the Knitmore Girls. This great color also supports a great cause. For every skein ordered, Abstract Fiber will donate $2 to the American Heart Association. Knitmore yarn is available exclusively at AbstractFiber.com.

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Purlescence Yarns wishes the Knitmore Girls a very happy 100th episode! To celebrate, we're offering Knitmore Girls listeners 10% off mail order purchases of $50 or more through May 15. Certain exclusions apply. Call or email info@purlescenceyarns.com for details. Also, check out Hildy, Sandi's latest design. Knit in a fingering weight sock yarn at 5.5 stitches per inch, it has beautiful drape. A perfect addition to your wardrobe. Through the month of May, proceeds from the purchase of Hildy will go to the American Red Cross for aid to the victims of Tennessee's floods. Download your copy on Ravelry today!


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Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.


On the needles: (00:38)

Jasmin's Tempest is plugging right along. Gigi has unearthed and is working on the ties for the V-neck wrap cardigan (by Knitting Pure and Simple). Jasmin is working on the collar for her Carli cardigan. Gigi has unearthed her Katarina and is using Jean Frost's slip stitch technique for piecing it together. Jasmin is working on a Knitmore Vanilla sock out of Abstract Fiber Matisse in "Deep Lake". Gigi is working on a vanilla sock out of Tess Yarns sock yarn.

Jasmin mentions the Knitmore Girls Podcast App, the grosgrain ribbon tutorial, the couture button tutorial . While we podcast, Gigi binds off the second Gull Wing Sock (make from the Serendipitious Ewe's Chance Sock) using the sewn bind-off.

Jasmin announces her 100th project- a Citron out of the new Abstract Fiber colorway- KNITMORE! (Photo above.)

Mother Knows Best: (16:47)

We discuss the sequence of knitting sweater parts.

Contest! (24:32)

We announce the winners of our Project Runway inspired contest.

When Knitting Attacks: (29:10)

Gigi has issues with her Frost Flowers Stole (take 2). She suspects it is the lack of stretch in the silk. She may try it again in the Shibui Silk Cloud.

Straw into Gold: (34:24)

Jasmin talks about selecting spinning projects, matching mood to the project. She also mentions plying the Crown Mountain Farms Wensleydale and the Crown Mountain Farms Aqualung.

Greatest hits: (39:29)

We list some milestones and give thanks.
Direct download: Episode_100.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

MDS&W recap - Episode 99 - The Knitmore Girls































This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Have you tried Tencel? Abstract Fiber has merino/ Tencel blend yarn and fibers. With warm weather coming, Tencel blends are just right. They're cooler than pure wool and have a smooth sleek surface. MightySock makes a great warp yarn for lightweight woven scarves perfect for spring days and cool summer evenings. The drape of Tencel shows lace off beautifully. Check AbstractFiber.com to puchase merino/tencel blends online or for a list of stores near you.

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Happy May from the Purlescence Purl Girls! Around here we knit sweaters all year round, but we know that some of your knitting habits may change in the warmer months. We're delighted to bring you summery knits, too! Check out Chic Knits' Ribby Shell, ChicKami, & and Nicole patterns, all quick knits just perfect for summer wear. We've got lots of yarns to choose from, too, like Tahki Stacy Charles new Cotton Classic Lite and Cascade Yarns' Ultra Pima. Knit your way to a spectacular summer!




Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.

Show notes will be posted by 5/8.
Direct download: Episode_99.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm PDT

When in doubt, redo - Episode 98 - The Knitmore Girls



































This week's episode has been sponsored by:


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Have you tried Tencel? Abstract Fiber has merino/ Tencel blend yarn and fibers. With warm weather coming, Tencel blends are just right. They're cooler than pure wool and have a smooth sleek surface. MightySock makes a great warp yarn for lightweight woven scarves perfect for spring days and cool summer evenings. The drape of Tencel shows lace off beautifully. Check AbstractFiber.com to puchase merino/tencel blends online or for a list of stores near you.

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The Purlescence Purl Girls are "bobbin" and weaving this spring! From spinning wheels and rigid heddle looms, to floor loom, we're stocked and ready to set you up for your own fiber art adventures. Check out our full lines of spinning and weaving supplies from Schacht and Ashford. As always, we're happy to ship to you no matter where you are!


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Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at http://KnittingUniverse.com/SOX/ or call 800-232-5648.




On the needles: (00:33)

Gigi is on a finishing kick! She has finished her first Gull Wing Sock, and is coming to a rapid close on the second. Jasmin has finished her Mondo Cable Cardi. Gigi has finished her Mondo Cable Pulli. Jasmin pulled her Carli out of the UFO bin.

Gigi is knitting an adaptation of the Annie Modesitt Ruffled Rose scarf. Jasmin continues to work on the Creatively Dyed J'ouvert Socks for Andrew (colorway "Cake"). Jasmin has started her Tempest cardigan! Gigi sewed a zipper in Miss Kalendar (from Brass Needles)'s Ribbi Cardi.

We forgot our two-year podcastiversary!

Events: (22:00)

- Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival: 5/1-2. Meet and greet will be happening on Saturday, 5/1 from 11-1pm.
- Please RSVP here.
- The meet and greet will be located at the Columbia Sip N Knit hospitality area (to the left of the main gate, outside the main gate). You can meet the Savvy Girls in the same spot on Sunday at 10:30.

- Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: 6/5

Contest: (24:15)
The Project Runway inspired contest! Use your imagination, and post to the contest thread. We'll be closing the contest on 5/8, and announcing the winners in the 5/9 episode.

Mother knows best: (27:54)

When in doubt, redo.

When knitting attacks! (36:01)

Gigi has a fringe attack while working on her Lady Eleanor! (You can find the pattern for the Lady Eleanor in Scarf Style.) Jasmin re-does her armhole bind-off a million times.

Straw into Gold: (46:06)

Jasmin talks about spinning the Wensleydale from the Crown Mountain Fiber Club (color "Sunrise over Kachanjunga").
Direct download: Episode_98.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15am PDT

Centsible - Episode 97 - The Knitmore Girls



































On the needles: (00:33)

Jasmin is on the home stretch of her Mondo Cable Cardi. Gigi has finished the knitting on her Mondo Cable Pulli. Gigi has input a bunch of projects on her Ravelry page. (Tutorial?) We talk about learning "in bulk". Jasmin mentions the Knitter's Companion (but calls it the Knitter's Handbook). Jasmin has cast on a pair of Creatively Dyed "J'ouvert" in "Cake" for Andrew.

Gigi has cast on a pair of Gull Wing Socks in the Serendipitous Ewe "Chance Sock" in "White Birch". Jasmin is casting on a pair of Meilenweit Multi Jacquard socks for Andrew (color 508). Jasmin has done her plying swatches for her Tempest cardigan. Jasmin refers to this post by the Yarn Harlot.

Events: (20:23)

- Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival: 5/1-2. Meet and greet will be happening on Saturday, 5/1 from 11-1pm. The meet and greet will be located at the Columbia Sip N Knit hospitality area (to the left of the main gate, outside the main gate).  (Jasmin refers to Episode 39 of KIPing it Real for the whole scoop on the meet'n'greet.)
- Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: 6/5

Contest! (24:18)

The Project Runway inspired contest! Use your imagination, and post to the contest thread. We'll be closing the contest on 5/8, and announcing the winners in the 5/9 episode.

Mother knows best: (26:54)

We talk about knitting on a budget. Some tips:

- Knit lace/fine gauge projects.
- Finish one project, buy one project.
- Yarn swaps!
- Trade  (babysitting for yarn)
- Knit samples for yarn companies/designers
- Comparison shop
- Give KnitCents a listen!

When knitting attacks! (37:31)

Gigi gets her Frost Flowers Stole in a twist. Jasmin knits her sleeves too long. Gigi makes a pair of enormous entrelac socks (out of Socks, Socks, Socks).

Review! (42:25)

This week, we review the Serendipitous Ewe's "Chance Sock" yarn (four *tentative* thumbs up), and Toe-Up! Patterns and Worksheets to Whip Your Sock Knitting Into Shape by Chrissy Gardener (four enthusiastic thumbs up). Jasmin compares it to Nancy Bush's Folk Socks.
Direct download: Episode_97.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:35pm PDT

Intermittant knittin' - Episode 96 - The Knitmore Girls



























This week's episode has been sponsored by:


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Have you ever spun Blue Faced Leicester blended with silk? Soft, sparkly, airy, very easy to spin. Abstract Fiber has a blend of 75% BFL and 25% tussah silk that spins like a dream. Our eye-catching colors just glow with some silk in the mix. Available in nearly all our brilliant Abstract Fiber colorways. Check it online or at our next show. Free shipping for orders over $100 at AbstractFiber.com

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Luscious Lo-Lo bars have landed at Purlescence Yarns. What is a Lo-Lo Bar, you ask? Bar-Maids brings us these wonderful lotion bars, super moisturizing & great for popping into your knitting bag to keep your hands soft and smooth, especially great when knitting or spinning silk. You can even use it to scrunch in your hair for frizz-free shine. They come in wonderful scents like Red Clover Tea (our favorite), Blackberry Sage, Cool Citrus Basil, to name but a few. Plain Jane is scent free. Grab your Lo-Lo To Go!




STITCHES South offers something for everyone. This 4-day event brings thousands together in Atlanta, GA for workshops, demonstrations, author signings, and door prizes. It showcases beautiful yarn, books, gadgets, patterns, & buttons in a market full of retailers from across the country. If it has to do with knitting, you will find it here. STITCHES South is open to the general public April 23rd-25th. For more information please join us online at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Events/ or call 1-800-237-7099.

On the needles: (00:32)

Jasmin has finished the collar on her Mondo Cable Cardi. Gigi has finished a pair of Opal Vanilla Socks. Gigi has started the second sleeve of her Mondo Cable pulli. Jasmin has a (super) old UFO! Gigi is working on the Frost Flowers Stole by Charlene Schurch out of Colrain Lace. We attended CNCH, and discuss the vendors, the exhibitions, and Tien Chiu's incredible wedding outfit.

Events: (20:51)

- Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival: 5/1-2. Meet and greet will be happening on Saturday, 5/1 from 11-1pm. The meet and greet will be located at the Columbia Sip N Knit hospitality area (to the left of the main gate, outside the main gate).
- Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: 6/5

Contest: (23:54)

The Project Runway inspired contest! Use your imagination, and post to the contest thread. We'll be closing the contest on 5/8, and announcing the winners in the 5/9 episode.

Mother knows best: (26:05)

We talk about keeping track of projects when your knittin' is intermittant.

When knitting attacks: (33:26)

Gigi is foiled by both knitting and spinning. Jasmin drops her carefully marked pattern (for the Brandywine Shawl) behind the sideboard and has to use her Hulk strength (and a broom) to retrieve it. Gigi is repeatedly attacked by her Frost Flowers stole.

Straw into Gold: (38:56)

Jasmin talked about plying the Polwarth from Crown Mountain Farms. She has started spinning some of the Abstract Fiber Superwash Merino in "Vineyard" for Andrew, and is surprised at how the colors present. Jasmin is nearly finished spinning the Cormo for her Tempest cardigan.
Direct download: Episode_96.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32pm PDT

Big and blingy - Episode 95 - The Knitmore Girls


























This week's episode has been sponsored by:
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All of us at Abstract Fiber are eager to start on our road trip to the Conference of Northern California Handweavers this week. After we fill up on In ‘n Out we’ll be in booth 416 at the Santa Clara Convention Center all weekend. We’re bringing decadent BFL/Silk in new colors including Rockstar, a vivid violet, turquoise and black, and Malefecint a super dark fiber with touches of red and purple. Polwarth will also debut in new colors along with some regular favorites. Come see us in booth 416 April 9-11.

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Purlescence Purl Girl Sandi Luck's Spanish Dancer shawl pattern first appeared on Knitty.com. This week, we've released a new version of the pattern for sale on Ravelry which includes instructions for the color-blended version in Purl Up & Dye. Search for Spanish Dancer II or Sandi's name. Hardcopy versions will be available in the shop later this week. We have kits in Purl Up & Dye available, too!



STITCHES South offers something for everyone. This 4-day event brings thousands together in Atlanta, GA for workshops, demonstrations, author signings, and door prizes. It showcases beautiful yarn, books, gadgets, patterns, & buttons in a market full of retailers from across the country. If it has to do with knitting, you will find it here. STITCHES South is open to the general public April 23rd-25th. For more information please join us online at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Events/ or call 1-800-237-7099.


Show notes will be posted 4/5/2010.

Direct download: Episode_95.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11pm PDT

Unsubstantiated rumors - Episode 94 - The Knitmore Girls




















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Abstract Fiber now has Polwarth! This super-soft fiber has a devoted following and we think you’ll see why when you spin some up. Soft like merino, but a little easier to spin, with a distinct sheen. Heavenly! Polwarth. Polwarth in Abstract Fiber colors. Need we say more? Get yours online at AbstractFiber.com where shipping is free for orders over $100.

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The Purlescence Purl Girls know that the Knitmore Girls have listeners all over the world. We wish you all could join us in our family room for a cup of tea and a nice chat, but if you can't make it to us, you can bring a little bit of us home to you. Visit http://www.cafepress.com/Purlescence for shirts, mugs, and more! And new patterns are available on Ravelry for immediate download. Search for designers Sandi Luck and Nathania Apple for the latest designs.



STITCHES South offers something for everyone. This 4-day event brings thousands together in Atlanta, GA for workshops, demonstrations, author signings, and door prizes. It showcases beautiful yarn, books, gadgets, patterns, & buttons in a market full of retailers from across the country. If it has to do with knitting, you will find it here. STITCHES South is open to the general public April 23rd-25th. For more information please join us online at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Events/ or call 1-800-237-7099.



On the needles: (00:30)

We prepare for our upcoming travel! Jasmin and Gigi are trying to finish their Mondo Cable KAL sweaters to wear at Maryland Sheep & Wool. Jasmin compares the Abstract Fiber Miro to the Cascade Quatro. Gigi is working on her Classic Slant Cardigan, and has finished the main part of the sleeves, leaving only the sleeve caps. Jasmin is working on her second handspun Crocodile Walk socks.

Gigi has finished a pair of Upstream Socks (from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways sock book) out of Cherry Tree Hill (color "Indian Summer"). Jasmin declares that she needs to knit more boleros. Jasmin launders her Ariann, which did wonders for the yarn (Dream in Color Classy). Jasmin has a deadline for the Boo sweater. Gigi gets a finishing high by seaming up Miss Kalendar's Ribby Cardi.

Events: (18:51)

- CNCH: April 9-11
- Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival: 5/1-2. Meet and greet to be announced.
- Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery.

Contest: (23:29)
Get your submissions in for the February UFO finish-a-long by 4/3. Winners will be announced in Episode 95.

Mother Knows Best: (23:46)

We discuss joining yarn, the Russian join, spit splicing, non-felting fibers, ribbon yarn, where to join, and - GASP! - knots.

Review: (34:17)

We review 60 Quick Knits.

Straw into Gold: (46:47)

Jasmin talks about spinning the Crown Mountain Farms Polwarth in "Nirvana", and discusses the breed.
Direct download: Episode_94.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10pm PDT

























This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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CNCH is coming to Santa Clara April 9-11 and Abstract Fiber will be there. Not a weaver? CNCH has something for all fiber enthusiasts! We'll have yarns for knitting and weaving, plus lots of fiber. We'll have some new fibers too, including Polwarth!!! You can also shop online anytime by clicking above.

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The Purlescence Purl Girls know that the Knitmore Girls have listeners all over the world. We wish you all could join us in our family room for a cup of tea and a nice chat, but if you can't make it to us, you can bring a little bit of us home to you. Visit our Cafepress store for shirts, mugs, and more! And new patterns are available on Ravelry for immediate download. Search for designers Sandi Luck and Nathania Apple for the latest designs.


STITCHES South offers something for everyone. This 4-day event brings thousands together in Atlanta, GA for workshops, demonstrations, author signings, and door prizes. It showcases beautiful yarn, books, gadgets, patterns, & buttons in a market full of retailers from across the country. If it has to do with knitting, you will find it here. STITCHES South is open to the general public April 23rd-25th. For more information please join us online at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Events/ or call 1-800-237-7099.



On the needles: (00:30)

Gigi is plugging along on her Mondo Cable Pulli, which she has modified slightly. Jasmin is making progress on her Mondo Cable Cardi. Jasmin is tempted and inspired by all things. Gigi talks about assembling Miss Kalendar's Ribbi Cardi with single crochet. Gigi's Olympic Sweater is headed for the UFO bin. We discuss the Spring 2010 issue of Knitter's Magazine. Gigi and Jasmin both like the Electric Entrelac Sweater. Jasmin also really liked the Diamonds and Pearls shawl, and the Sun Dappled Stole. Gigi liked the Ivory and Mortar Jacket. Jasmin also liked the Pink Ginger cardigan.

Events: (21:06)

CNCH 2010 : April 9-11

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival: May 1-2. Meet and greet details tbd. (You can find Jasmin's handspun here.)

Contest: (23:55)

The end date for the February UFO finish-a-long is April 3rd, and the winners will be announced in Episode 95.

Mother Knows Best: (25:21)

We discuss sizing, fit, and ease.

Straw into Gold: (41:26)

Jasmin is still spinning the Cormo for her Tempest sweater. (Photographed above.) Jasmin talks about spinning every day (for 15 minutes) for sanity.

Direct download: Episode_93.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm PDT

Mad skills - Episode 92 - The Knitmore Girls

















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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CNCH is coming to Santa Clara April 9-11 and Abstract Fiber will be there. Not a weaver? CNCH has something for all fiber enthusiasts! We'll have yarns for knitting and weaving, plus lots of fiber. We'll have some new fibers too, including Polwarth!!! You can also shop online anytime by clicking above.

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Spring is just around the corner and we here at Purlescence Yarns have turned our thoughts to lighter weight yarns. We just got a new shipment of the Chic Knits Sandrine pattern by Bonne Marie Burns. Knit in spring-friendly DK weight yarns, it's a quick and easy knit, just perfect for your transitional wardrobe. Cascade Yarns Cash Vero DK is a beautiful choice with a broad palette of delectable colors, 20% through March 22. Don't forget to mention the Knitmore Girls for a free logo ChicoBag with your mail order or in store purchase of $50 or more!



STITCHES South offers something for everyone. This 4-day event brings thousands together in Atlanta, GA for workshops, demonstrations, author signings, and door prizes. It showcases beautiful yarn, books, gadgets, patterns, & buttons in a market full of retailers from across the country. If it has to do with knitting, you will find it here. STITCHES South is open to the general public April 24th-26th. For more information please join us online at http://KnittingUniverse.com/Events/ or call 1-800-237-7099.


On the needles: (00:34)

Gigi is working on her Classic Slant Cardigan (by Deborah Newton), which is the color of red velvet cake. Jasmin is plugging along on her Mondo Cable Cardi. We also mention the Kindle, and the Kindle stand. We discuss the merits of a yarn marker vs a "clippy" stitch marker.

Gigi is working on her Color Your Own sweater, and we discuss dart placement at length. We have an app in the iTunes store!

Contest! (16;58)

February Finish-a-long contest will end April 3rd, and the winners will be announced in Episode 95.

Events: (17:38)

We will be attending the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival!

Mother Knows Best: (18:23)

We discuss bartering skills.

When Knitting Attacks: (21:23)

Gigi has some missteps this week. Her Mondo Cable Pulli hits a snag. Gigi find the issue with her Ellina shawl.

Straw into gold: (29:14)

Jasmin discusses spinning Shetland, specifically the Shetland Top from Crown Mountain Farms"Fiber of the Month" club. Jasmin refers to "In Sheep's Clothing" and "The Knitter's Book of Wool".

Direct download: Episode_92.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37pm PDT

Director's Cut - Rachael Herron This Director's Cut has been sponsored by:

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We chat with Rachael Herron, author of "How to Knit a Love Song". You can find her calendar here.

Things we talk about:

NaNoWriMo
Agentquery.com
Elizabeth Zimmerman's "Knitting Without Tears"
Mills College
Cade's Sweater
The Sweater Curse
Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Rachael_Herron.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02pm PDT

Let resting swatches lie - Episode 91 - The Knitmore Girls This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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CNCH is coming to Santa Clara April 9-11 and Abstract Fiber will be there. Not a weaver? CNCH has something for all fiber enthusiasts! We'll have yarns for knitting and weaving, plus lots of fiber. We'll have some new fibers too, including Polwarth!!! You can also shop online anytime by clicking above.


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We love listen to the Knitmore Girls while putting the magazine together; our free Spring Issue, the magazine's digital debut, is live! Please check out the interviews, reviews, articles, recipes and pattern previews; if you like what you see, you can purchase all 20 patterns in the Spring Collection for only $7.50 US. For Knitmore Girls fans, if you purchase a year's subscription to the Pattern Collection, we'll give you an extra issue!

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Thank you, Knitmore Girls listeners for rocking Stitches West with us in the Purlescence Yarns booth. To thank you, we're offering a special just for you. Call us with your mail order or come into the shop between Thursday, March 4 and Monday, March 15 and receive a Purlescence Yarns ChicoBag with your purchase of $50 or more, while supplies last. Be sure to mention the Knitmore Girls!


On the needles: (00:32)

Jasmin is monogamously knitting away at her Mondo Cable Cardi, knit out of Cascade Quatro. We discuss using zippers on knits, and in current fashion. Gigi is working on her Mondo Cable Pulli out of Brown Sheep Nature Spun (color "Cranberry Fog"). We gush about how much we enjoy the details of the Chic Knits patterns and garments. We mention the KAL thread, which is a great place to go for help.

Gigi has put one repeat on her Color Your Own sweater by Philosopher's Wool. Gigi has picked up her Origami Pullover again for social knitting. Jasmin is working on a pair of Crocodile Walk handspun socks, and will likely cast on a pair of socks for Andrew out of the
Creatively Dyed Yarn he picked up at Stitches.

Mother Knows Best: (19:52)

We discuss the truthfulness of swatches. We talk about the Great Adirondack Rayon, which seems to lend itself better to weaving than knitting.

Review: (28:37)

We review How to Knit a Love Song, by Rachael Herron. (We'll be airing the interview with her later this week.) We LOVE it!

Straw into Gold: (39:07)

Jasmin is spinning some cormo roving from Sue Reuser for a Tempest.
Direct download: Episode_91.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Stitches west was a big success thanks to all the Knitmore Girls fans who came to visit. We'd love it if you would share photos of your projects in our Ravelry group, Aaabsolutely Abstract Fiber.
We will be back in California in April for CNCH. Meanwhile we have just received a big supply of Picasso, our baby alpaca DK weight yarn. Super soft and a little fuzzy, Picasso takes dye beautifully. Check it out online at AbstractFiber.com where skeins have no knots and shipping is free for orders over $100 in the US.

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From now until midnight March 5, 2010, use the code "MCcardi" or "MCpulli" in the Chic Knits shopping cart when purchasing your Mondo Cable Cardi or Pulli pattern to get a 20% discount on your purchase! Rock the needles with the Mondo Cable KAL!

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Thank you, Knitmore Girls listeners for rocking Stitches West with us in the Purlescence Yarns booth. To thank you, we're offering a special just for you. Call us with your mail order or come into the shop between Thursday, March 4 and Monday, March 15 and receive a Purlescence Yarns ChicoBag with your purchase of $50 or more, while supplies last. Be sure to mention the Knitmore Girls!

Show notes will be posted 3/3.
Direct download: Episode_90.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:31pm PDT

Olympic FEVER - Episode 89 - The Knitmore Girls

This episode has been sponsored by:


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Abstract Fiber will be at
Stitches West in booth 642! We've got Hedonism in a very limited supply of gorgeous jewel tones. Plus new colors in every fiber, our new lace yarn Hepburn, and chocolate candy for when you need a little pick-me-up. There's seating nearby, so come hang out with us and see what goodies we've brought you. See you at Booth 642!


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From now until midnight
March 5, 2010, use the code "MCcardi" or "MCpulli" in the Chic Knits shopping cart when purchasing your Mondo Cable Cardi or Pulli pattern to get a 20% discount on your purchase! Rock the needles with the Mondo Cable KAL!

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Stitches West is less than a week away! We at Purlescence Yarns are making our final preparations for a wonderful Stitches weekend. Be sure to come by our booth for the Meet & Greet with the Knitmore Girls
on Saturday and check out the Chic Knits patterns, new designs for the show, loads of beautiful Cascade Yarns - including the Venezia Worsted Gigi raves about - many perfect choices for the Mondo Cable KAL!


On the needles: (0:32)

Jasmin has been plowing her way through her Seneca sweater. We get approached (a la KIPing it Real) a ton at Saturday Knitting. Gigi is still working on her dishcloth baby blanket. Jasmin is resolving her issues over back twisting cables, probably because of her Leslie Wind Cable needle.

Gigi's "Color Your Own" cardigan is moving slowly, but progressing nicely. Gigi is already planning her next Philosopher's sweatter (the Kilim). Jasmin has finished her Hey Jude socks. Gigi is assembling the Boo Sweater. Jasmin has cast on a sock out of her Crocodile Walk

We will be interviewing Galina again! Please post your questions for Galina here. Our chat with Susan (from the Knitajourney podcast) has gone live!

handspun.Events: (20:46)

Stitches West! February 25-28th.

FRIDAY: Abstract Fiber, 12-1, booth 642.

SATURDAY: Purlescence Yarns, 12-1, booths 830/832/834/836. (It’s one big booth.)

Contest: (23:09)

We will be running our UFO Finish-a-long contest through the end of March.

Mother Knows Best: (24:03)

We dip into the "what do you want to hear about" thread, and talk about shoulder seams. Gigi mentions the Cocoknits bias bind-off technique.

When Knitting Attacks: (32:05)

Gigi rethinks lining the Boo Sweater. Jasmin, in her Olympic Fever, forgets to mention the Mondo Cable KAL. (Abstract Fiber and Purlescence Yarns are offering 10% off of KAL materials, ChicKnits has a 20% off discount code - "MCcardi" or "MCpulli", through March 5th.) We'll be casting on March 1st. Gigi has a blocking mishap with her Icarus shawl.

Straw into Gold: (45:39)

Jasmin talks about what she does with leftover fleece.

Direct download: Episode_89.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:35pm PDT

Director's Cut- Sivia Harding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This director's cut has been sponsored by:

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You can find Sivia's blog here, and her calendar here. You can also find Sivia on Ravelry.

Other things that we mention:
Sivia's legwarmer pattern (Continuum)
Diamond Fantasy Shawl
Phoenix Rising Shawl, made from the Cashmere/Silk blend from SweetGeorgia Yarns.
Sivia's pattern in the 2009 Summer Twist Collective- Aphrodite.
Sivia's Winter pattern in the Twist Collective- Dryad.
The Wanda tool, available at Carolina Homespun.
Wasonga by Curious Creek
Sweet Georgia 100% Superwash Sock
Smooshy
Koigu
Harmonia's Rings Cowl

Direct download: directors_cut_-_sivia_harding.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54pm PDT

Nightstand Knitting - Episode 88 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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Stitches West is right around the corner!  We're crazy busy getting ready,
dyeing up tons of yarn and fiber.  Stop by booth 642 and see the new solids
including gold, silver, bronze, and copper!  Oooh, and then there's
turquoise, orchid, blue, teal...  And Hedonism...

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Stitches is coming! Stitches is coming! The Purlescence Purl Girls are furiously knitting away on new designs to debut at Stitches West in the Friday night fashion show. Look for five new patterns showcasing Cascade's beautiful yarns: 220 Superwash Paints, Venezia Worsted, Ultra Pima, Heritage Paints, and Cash Vero. We will simultaneously release all the patterns on Ravelry for downloadable purchase. Check under designers Nathania Apple and Sandi Luck for information. Happy Stitches!

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Serendipitous Ewe offers something for every knitter and fiber enthusiast through their luscious yarns and fibers dyed in unique colorways.  We specialize in a variety of dye techniques that create beautiful colorways, like our “Stained Glass” semi-solids, “Tonal/Subtle” self-stripings, and “Mosaic Watercolor” variegated yarns. Look for our new naturally dyed “Gradient” yarns this spring. 

Serendipitous Ewe's yarns can be found in several US local yarn stores, online retailers, and at east coast festivals.
Click the logo above to find their whole line of fiberlicious goods.



On the Needles: (00:33)

Jasmin is working on the sleeves for her Carli (from the first Knit(more)-A-Long). Jasmin is also SOOOO close to finishing her "Hey Jude" handspun socks. Gigi is working on the Color Your Own cardigan (by Philosopher's Wool), in the "Fall" colorway. Jasmin is working on her olympic sweater (the Seneca Sweater, by Jared Flood, from Made in Brooklyn). Jasmin compares it to her Tangled Yoke cardigan.

We discuss the RavChat during the lighting ceremony. Gigi admits to (perhaps) biting off more than she can chew. Jasmin loves the smell of her sweater - it's from a sheep named "Duchess" from Jean Near (processed by Morro Fleece Works).

Stay tuned for the Mondo Cable KAL! Gigi will be knitting the pulli and Jasmin will be knitting the cardi. We're casting on 3/1/2010.

Events: (15:33)

 Stitches West- February 25th-28th. We will be doing a meet and greet in the Abstract Fiber booth from 12-1 on Friday and in the Purlescence booth from 12-1 on Saturday. Come and say hi!

Contest: ( 16:50)

We're extending the UFO finish-a-long contest through March!

Mother Knows Best: (19:18)

Strategies for Stitches! We talk about going through our stash, and having standard quantities for projects in your notes. We also talk about avoiding repetitive stress injuries during the Ravelympics. (The shows we talk about are Leverage and Supernatural.) Jasmin talks about using comforter bags to re-organize her stash.

Brilliant designer Brenda Patipa recommends using a flash drive to store your patterns so you have them on hand during the show. Gigi mentions that the Ellina shawl pattern has incorrect yardage listed on it.

When Knitting Attacks: (33:01)

Gigi is attacked by her knitting at every turn! Gigi's Classic Slant Cardigan (out of Cascade Venezia) proves the adage that a stitch in time saves four inches. Or something like that. Gigi rethinks lining the Boo Sweater.

Direct download: Episode_88.mp3
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Block, blocking, blocked! - Episode 86 - The Knitmore Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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This week: It show time! The Abstract Fiber team is very pleased to be a vendor at the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat in Tacoma. You’ll see new yarns, patterns, knitting bags, and spinning wheels. Then, we’re off to Stitches West. We’ll be in booth 642. It looks like we’ll have tables and chairs right next to our booth, so come rest your feet and knit and spin with us! If you can’t make it to those shows, come see us online where shipping is always free for orders over $100.

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It's happening again! The Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat will be held from February 11th - 14th in Tacoma, WA. Come and visit us there - it is open to the public even if you haven't registered for classes. The Crown Mountain Farms "Fiber Of The Month" club has a few spots still available for April and May, and the game is still on to register for the Mystery Fiber. The Sock Hop Yarn Club will be closing the March shipment in the next few days. Come and join the "Knit For Fun" club - great yarns and colorways are awaiting you as well as outstanding patterns by Lisa Ellis and shipping is free.

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This week: Are you ready for Stitches West? Here at Purlescence Yarns we're busily knitting new designs and planning our booth. Come in or call today for 10% off supplies for your Stitches classes. Proof of registration is required. We'll be announcing special Stitches events on the Knitmore Girls podcast in the coming weeks.




On the Needles: (00:34)
Gigi has fallen in love with her newest project. She is knitting the Classic Slant Cardigan by Deborah Newton out of Cascade Venezia. Jasmin is sticking to Jasmin 2010 by finishing the knitting on her Looped Loop cowl. Jasmin has finished the Knitmore Vanilla Sock pattern. We attended the Purlescence Stash Swap. Jasmin came home with some Moda Dea ribbon.

Events: (16:36)

We will be attending Stitches West. Come say hi! Meet'n'greet(s) TBD.

Mother Knows Best: (18:20)

This week, at your request, we discuss blocking. You can find the infomercial steamer here. You can find the Handworks Blocking wires here.

When Knitting Attacks: (31:36)

Jasmin is a knitter without a toolbag.

Ravelympics Training: (33:46)

This week: Read directions, highlight your size, and make sure you're on the Team Roster.

Join us for a live chat during the cast on! (Details coming.)

We also recommend prepping your knitting entertainment. Podcasts we recommend:

The Manic Purl
Electric Sheep
KIPing it Real
Stitch It!
Sticks & String
Let's Knit 2gether
Round the Twist
Fiber Beat
CogKNITive
Knit Naturally
Knitting Rose
SassyPants Knitter
Savvy Girls Podcast
Stuff You Missed in History Class

Straw into Gold: (43:50)

Safety first! Stretch, hydrate, and move around. Jasmin really likes the Palm Tree Pose. (Video here.)

Direct download: Episode_86.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

Director's Cut- Barbara Walker





















Photo taken from, The Opinionated Knitter, by Elizabeth Zimmermann; used by permission of Schoolhouse Press.


This Director's Cut episode has been brought to you ad-free by:

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Special thanks to Lisa, Maribel, Chloe Sparkle, Schoolhouse Press, and Barbara Walker.

Intro:

Lisa and Maribel meet Barbara the day before we interview her.

Chatting with Barbara:

Barbara talks about Mary Walker Phillips' books, and James Norbury's book. You can find Barbara Walker's books here.





Direct download: Directors_Cut_-_Barbara_Walker.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54am PDT

Virtual Gifts - Episode 81 - The Knitmore Girls
























This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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This week: It's that time of year again, and inventory is just around the corner for us. If you buy it, we don't have to count it! All yarns and knitting bags will be 30% off through December 31 (excluding yarns by Blue Moon Fiber Arts and Abstract Fiber). Selected yarns, bags, and books will be featured at 50% off. And don't forget that our dye kits continue at 60% off through the end of this month!


On the Needles: (00:31)

Jasmin has finished the body of the Boo Sweater. Gigi talks a bit about the lining technique, and highly recommends taking Jean Frost's lining class (if you can). She also recommends lining woolens with China silk, which can be bought at Thai Silks in Los Altos. (This is by The Cravery and Uncommon Threads, which we talk about.) Jasmin picked up the new book by Jared Flood, "Made in Brooklyn",  and absolutely loves it. Jasmin has cast on a pair of socks out of her "Hey Jude" handspun (dyed by Crown Mountain Farms). She compares them to the "She's like a rainbow" socks.

Gigi has put one row on her Ellina shawl. Gigi thinks she has hit Shawl Saturation. Jasmin 2010 is about finishing; Gigi 2010 is about streamlining. Jasmin hits the inventory reduction sale at Purlescence and picked up a bunch of different colors of the Filatura di Crosa Superior for cowls.

Gigi has decided to knit the Color Your Own sweater from Philosopher's Wool for her Ravelympics project. You can find Team Knitmore here, and Team Sasquatch here.

Mother Knows Best: (20:02)

Gigi talks about practice making better, and how sometimes repetition is the only way to master a technique.

Contest: (26:08)

We have extended the deadline on the Do Some Good contest to 1/9/2010. Prizes include Tess Yarns Microfiber Ribbon, and a yarn bowl. We'll announce the winner in Episode 83.

When Knitting Attacks! (27:08)

Gigi has made Sam a crazy long watch cap.

Holidays with the Knitmores: (30:40)

We have an epic taffy pull failure with the Knitmore nieces. We also discuss the giving of "virtual gifts", and favorite gifts we gave and received.

Straw into gold: (37:50)

Jasmin talks about weight versus yardage in spinning. Her guideline is to take the weight of equitable commercial yarn, and then add some if you're spinning for a sweater.

Direct download: Episode_81.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:51pm PDT

The Emperor's New Silk - Episode 79 - The Knitmore Girls






















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

crownmountainfarms

Want to be part of a great adventure in 2010? Become a member of Crown Mountain Farms fiber or yarn clubs. The clubs have free shipping worldwide. The "Fiber Of The Month" club and the "Knitting For Fun" club both offer different colorways you can play with and you may choose different yarns or fibers. Discounts of 5% or 10% are available on purchases during 2010 on our website depending on the duration of your subscription. If you love sock hop yarn and were used to buy it through our website this option will no longer be available. We created the "Sock Hop Yarn" club and only members of this club will be able to purchase the sock hop yarn in 2010. Go to our homepage, click on the CLUBS button and take the journey from there.


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Happy Holidays from Purlescence Yarns! Have you been extra good this year? Whether its knitting, spinning, or weaving, make sure you mark them down on your wish list and let your loved ones know that we’re here to help. Sock yarn and notions make great stocking stuffers, and every spinner can always use extra bobbins! We have a great selection of books, ranging from patterns to techniques to new skills, so if you want it, there’s a good chance we’ve got it. If you can’t think if what you want, we also offer gift certificates- the perfect one-size-fits-all gift. Wishing you a warm and fiber-filled holiday season from Purlescence yarns.



On the needles: (00:31)

Gigi is continuing to work on the dishcloth baby blanket. Jasmin is working on the Tweedy Pie coat for Boo. Gigi is working on a stocking cap for Sam to match the alien scarf she knit a few years ago. Jasmin has finished her first Suzie Q sock. You can see the sock template here.

Mother Knows Best: (12:13)

Customizing knits, part 3: Converting sweaters and steeking. We talk about the folks from Philosopher's Wool, and the Color Your Own sweater.

When Knitting Attacks! (21:54)

Jasmin invents the wrong way of executing attached iCord. We discuss the merits of blanket stitch.

Holidays with the Knitmores: (28:20)

This week we encourage full family participation during holiday prep. This includes decoration, cooking, and gift wrapping.

Straw into Gold: (36:20)

Jasmin talks about the Emperor's New Silk, and the merits of filling bobbins the same way every time.

Direct download: Episode_79.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:08pm PDT

Make it yours - Episode 78 - The Knitmore Girls





















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

crownmountainfarms
Want to be part of a great adventure in 2010? Become a member of Crown Mountain Farms fiber or yarn clubs. The clubs have free shipping worldwide. The "Fiber Of The Month" club and the "Knitting For Fun" club both offer different colorways you can play with and you may choose different yarns or fibers. Discounts of 5% or 10% are available on purchases during 2010 on our website depending on the duration of your subscription. If you love sock hop yarn and were used to buy it through our website this option will no longer be available. We created the "Sock Hop Yarn" club and only members of this club will be able to purchase the sock hop yarn in 2010. Go to our homepage, click on the CLUBS button and take the journey from there.

purllogolarge

Happy Holidays from Purlescence Yarns! Have you been extra good this year? Whether its knitting, spinning, or weaving, make sure you mark them down on your wish list and let your loved ones know that we’re here to help. Sock yarn and notions make great stocking stuffers, and every spinner can always use extra bobbins! We have a great selection of books, ranging from patterns to techniques to new skills, so if you want it, there’s a good chance we’ve got it. If you can’t think if what you want, we also offer gift certificates- the perfect one-size-fits-all gift. Wishing you a warm and fiber-filled holiday season from Purlescence yarns.


On the needles:

Jasmin has finished her Aqualung socks. Gigi is still working on her Ellina shawl out of the Dream in Color Baby (color: Purple Rain). Jasmin is making good progress on her Suzie Q handspun socks. Gigi is still working on her dishcloth baby blanket out of Cascade 220 superwash handpaint. Jasmin is working on the Tweedy Pie Jacket for Boo, with some changes to the pattern.

Contest: (18:37)

Join our "Do Some Good" contest! We'll be announcing the prizes in episode 79.

Mother Knows Best: (20:17)

Customizing Knits, part 2. Using ratios and proportions to substitute different weights of yarns in simple knits.

When Knitting Attacks: (23:29)

Gigi's Ellina Shawl has developed some extra stitches. Jasmin has had an equipment malfunction, but is saved by her stash.

Holidays with the Knitmores: (27:52)

We recommend having a wish list at your LYS. Also, if you will be out shopping this season, make sure you have knitting for lines.

Straw Into Gold: (31:11)

We discuss selecting fiber/yarn clubs.

Direct download: Episode_78.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:51pm PDT

Stash Saturation - Episode 77 - The Knitmore Girls

























This week's episode has been sponsored by:

crownmountainfarms
Want to be part of a great adventure in 2010? Become a member of Crown Mountain Farms fiber or yarn clubs. Registration is now in it's second week. The clubs have free shipping worldwide. The "Fiber Of The Month" club and the "Knitting For Fun" club both offer different
colorways you can play with and you may choose different yarns or fibers. Discounts of 5% or 10% are available on purchases during 2010 on our website depending on the duration of your membership.
If you love sock hop yarn and were used to buy it through our website this option will no longer be available. We created the "Sock Hop Yarn" club and only members of this club will be able to purchase the sock hop yarn in 2010. One good reason to join the "Sock Hop Yarn" club! Click the logo above to go to our homepage, click on the CLUBS button, and begin your journey there.

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Happy holidays from Purlescence Yarns! We're in full-blown holiday mode, knitting and weaving gifts for our loved ones. Are you set with yours? Our new favorite yarn is Cascade's 128 Superwash, a chunky Merino that knits up into beautiful gifts in no time at all. We've got a gorgeous color selection in the shop with more set to arrive this week!


On the Needles: (00:31)

Jasmin has finished the Albatross socks for Andrew, and cast on socks out of her Aqualung handspun and her Suzie Q handspun (both out of the Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino). Gigi is working on a dishcloth baby blanket. They discuss the Pajama Jammie Jam, and enabling.

We discuss the Ravelympics, Team Knitmore and Team Sasquatch.

Contest! (17:01)

We talk about our Do Some Good contest (running through 1/6/2010), and some of our favorites from last year.

Mother Knows Best: ( 19:03)

This week, we discuss the first part of modifying patterns to suit your personal style, specifically, adding elements.

When Knitting Attacks! (26:30)

Gigi suffers from not practicing what she preaches! She has neglected to label her lace projects.

Straw into Gold: (28:11)

We discuss troubleshooting wheels.
Direct download: Episode_77.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:43pm PDT

Cables and Cowls - Episode 75 - The Knitmore Girls Podcast





















This week's episode has been sponsored by:
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Knit Purl Sew What? introduces the Knit'n Walk. This little bag allows the knitter to, hmmmm.... well, knit AND walk! Just insert the yarn, attach the bag to your wrist and knit. They are perfect for sock, scarf, and other small projects.


crownmountainfarms
Crown Mountain farms is opening registration on 11/18 for THREE different 2010 clubs!
In the knitting for fun club we will do a Tam, fingerless gloves, summer lace scarf, socks,
hat and boot toppers - all patterns provided by Lisa Ellis Design. The kit (1 skein + one pattern) is available for $25.00 and free shipping.
The sock hop yarn club will have 4 shipments of 2 skeins and one pattern each in 2010. Each shipment will cost $50.00 which includes also the shipping costs. You can find additional info about this club is on our homepage by clicking on the logo!

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The shop will be closed Monday, November 23 - Thursday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 6am Friday, November 27 for our 4th Annual Pajama Jammie Jam. Get out your jammies! Grab your robe! Slip on your slippers! The Pajama Jammie Jam is coming! Every year we open super early on the day after Thanksgiving for our biggest sale of the year! Mark your calendars for 6am, Friday, November 27, and get ready to save, save, save!

Special thanks to Gregory, for guest co-hosting!

On the Needles: (00:32)

Gigi gives her one-minute health update. Gregory finished knitting a basketweave scarf for Sifu
David. He's also working on some cabled socks out of Lisa Souza's "Autumn Leaves" sock yarn.

Jasmin has finished the Serpentine Mitts for Gigi, and is nearly finished with the matching cowl. Greg is finishing a cabled cardigan out of Honey Lane Farms alpaca.

Jasmin puts out the call for a Team Knitmore logo for the 2010 Ravelympics. Andrew and Gregory review "Never Knit Your Man a Sweater* (*Until You've Got the Ring)"

Mother Knows Best: ( 15:29)

We discuss knitting at family gatherings.

When Knitting Attacks: (22:39)

Greg's alpaca sweater is ... a bit small.

Straw into Gold: (26:37)

Jasmin is spinning "Tobacco Road" in the Crown Mountain Farms Superwash merino. Jasmin and Erin got a box from Shari (at Morro Fleece Works), full of beautiful fleece.

Direct download: Episode_75.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30pm PDT

Rhinebeck in a nutshell - Episode 74 - The Knitmore Girls
































This week's episode has been sponsored by:
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The shop will be closed Monday, November 23 - Thursday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 6am Friday, November 27 for our 4th Annual Pajama Jammie Jam. Get out your jammies! Grab your robe! Slip on your slippers! The Pajama Jammie Jam is coming! Every year we open super early on the day after Thanksgiving for our biggest sale of the year! Mark your calendars for 6am, Friday, November 27, and get ready to save, save, save!


Special thanks to Miss Kalendar (host of Brass Needles) for co-hosting this week!

On the needles: (00:25)

A one-minute Gigi health update. Erin is working on the Tangled Yoke cardigan out of Colinette Jitterbug (in green). Jasmin is working on the Serpentine Mitts (by Miriam Felton) in the Claudia's Handpaint (color: Rubies Playing). Erin has some holiday knitting on the horizon, and is knitting baby socks for the 52 pair plunge.

Jasmin has unearthed her Carli (from the first Knit(more)-a-long, which is knit it Malabrigo Little Lovely. Jasmin will be knitting another sweater for Boo (the Tweedy Pie jacket from Monkeysuits), and found the perfect vintage rhinestone buttons for it.

Jasmin does her Rhinebeck recap, and reccommends listening to Jackie and Meghan's recaps. You can watch the videos here (caution, light language), and see Jackie and Meghan's flickr streams.

The sock Knit(more)-a-long starts today! Gigi is knitting the Mesmer Sock out of Abstract Fiber's Supersock in "Bonfire", Jasmin is knitting the Uptown Girl Sock out of Lisa Souza's Superwash BFL in "Fuschia".

When Knitting Attacks: (54:05)

Erin's Tangled Yoke hits a snag. Jasmin's Serpentine mitts start with a roomy thumb gusset. Sock gnomes have absconded with some of Erin's baby socks.

Straw into Gold (1:02:00)

Jasmin and Erin get a box of fleeces back from Shari!

Direct download: Episode_74.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:55pm PDT

Driving Miss Gigi - Episode 73 - The Knitmore Girls

























This week's episode has been sponsored by:
abstract fiber
This week: Did you know Abstract Fiber has a Ravelry group? Aaabsolutely Abstract is the place to go to meet our staff and see what other Ravelers are doing with their Abstract Fiber. We’d love to meet you online and see pictures of your projects. Aaabsolutely Abstract is also a great place to ask questions, find out where we’ll be next, and keep up with what’s new. If you’re looking for Abstract Fiber at a yarn shop near you, AbstractFiber.com also lists all the stores carrying our products. Online shoppers at AbstractFiber.com receive free shipping for orders over $100 in the US and Canada.

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This week: October is our birthday month at Purlescence Yarns, and to celebrate we're offering a birthday special on all our in stock Louet spinning wheels. This special is available in store or by phone order. Call or come in today for a substantial discount on the Louet Victoria or Louet Julia. Mention the Knitmore Girls and get a special bonus gift with your wheel purchase. This offer is valid through October 31, 2009 and applies only to stock on hand. Happy spinning!



On the Needles: (00:26)

Gigi and Jasmin attend the CogKNITive Fiber Retreat! (Big thanks to Straphanging for absolutely everything!) The vendors include Redfish Dyeworks, Jamie’s Metalworks from Lancaster, Freckle Face Fibers, True Love Fibers.

Jasmin is working on her Henley Perfected. Gigi has finished her Par Five socks. Jasmin cast on a Whisper Cardigan out of navy blue Grignasco cashmere. Boo picks the "Tweedy Pie" sweater (in Damask Rose, Malabrigo). Gigi is still working on her Origami Wrap sweater. Gigi has cast on the Ellina shawl (out of the Dream in Color Baby, Purple Rain).

SOCK KNIT(more)-A-LONG! Cast on 11/2/2009. Gigi will be knitting Mesmer out of Abstract Fiber Supersock (in Bonfire), Jasmin is knitting Uptown Girl out of Lisa Souza BFL Sock (in Fuschia).

Events: (28:39)

- Rhinebeck! (NY Sheep and Wool): 10/17-18. Meet and greet will be at the Carolina Homespun booth from 12-1 on Saturday.
- Gigi does her 1 minute health update.

Mother Knows Best: (30:26)

We discuss rotating holiday knitting to avoid boredom and pressure.

Straw Into Gold: (34:00)

Jasmin is spinning Abstract Fiber Superwash Merino (in Chartreuse). Jasmin encourages you to eat your dessert first, and talks about fiber directionality.

Direct download: Episode_73.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:43pm PDT

Fashion forward (and backward!) - Episode 72 - The Knitmore Girls


























This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract fiber
This week: Did you know Abstract Fiber has a Ravelry group? Aaabsolutely Abstract is the place to go to meet our staff and see what other Ravelers are doing with their Abstract Fiber. We’d love to meet you online and see pictures of your projects. Aaabsolutely Abstract is also a great place to ask questions, find out where we’ll be next, and keep up with what’s new. If you’re looking for Abstract Fiber at a yarn shop near you, AbstractFiber.com also lists all the stores carrying our products. Online shoppers at AbstractFiber.com receive free shipping for orders over $100 in the US and Canada.

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This week: Things are crazy here at Purlescence Yarns. Zauberball Crazy, that is. We're pleased to announce the arrival of Zitron's latest sock yarn. The wool/nylon blend comes in a 100g, 420 meter ball. Check out Zauberball and our other Zitron sock yarns, on our shelves now!


On the needles: (00:31)

Jasmin has finished her Ariann! Gigi has finished her blue-brown vanilla socks (with the channel island cast-on), and cast off her On the Vine scarf (knit out of Buffalo Gals yarn). Jasmin digs the Henley Perfected out of her "knitting hope chest" knit out of the Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool. Jasmin bought the yarn on her honeymoon at Acorn Street Yarns. She was inspired by jench1n's Henley Perfected.

Gigi is working on her Par Five socks (out of the Franklin's Panopticon colorway from Lorna's Laces). Gigi is also working on her Origami Wrap cardigan out of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light. Jasmin got her anniversary gift in the mail today, from Jennie the Potter.

Events: (15:38)

- Gigi's does a one-minute health update.
- Rhinebeck (NY Sheep and Wool) 10/17-18. Meet and greet will be Saturday afternoon in the Carolina Homespun booth. (Time TBD.)

Contest: (20:14)

We announce the winners of our "help us pick a contest" contest.

Mother Knows Best (26:18)

Gigi explains how to stabilized buttonbands using grosgrain ribbon.

When Knitting Attacks: (35:27)

Gigi's sewing machine fights the power.

Review: (36:11)

This week we review Reversible Knitting: 50 Brand-New, Groundbreaking Stitch Patterns.

Straw into Gold: (53:20)

Jasmin is spinning Duchess (from Jean Near), and tells the story of a lost and found orifice hook from Celtic Swan Forge.

Direct download: Episode_72.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19pm PDT

Back in the saddle - Episode 71 - The Knitmore Girls























This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract fiber
This week: Did you know Abstract Fiber has a Ravelry group? Aaabsolutely Abstract is the place to go to meet our staff and see what other Ravelers are doing with their Abstract Fiber. We’d love to meet you online and see pictures of your projects. Aaabsolutely Abstract is also a great place to ask questions, find out where we’ll be next, and keep up with what’s new. If you’re looking for Abstract Fiber at a yarn shop near you, AbstractFiber.com also lists all the stores carrying our products. Online shoppers at AbstractFiber.com receive free shipping for orders over $100 in the US and Canada.

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This week: Things are crazy here at Purlescence Yarns. Zauberball Crazy, that is. We're pleased to announce the arrival of Zitron's latest sock yarn. The wool/nylon blend comes in a 100g, 420 meter ball. Check out Zauberball and our other Zitron sock yarns, on our shelves now!

On the Needles: (00:44)

Gigi has an Almost - UFO, her Swallowtail Shawl! Jasmin is making steady progress on her Ariann (knit out of the Dream in Color Classy, in their "Butter Peeps" colorway ). Gigi continues to work on the Frog Tree Origami Wrap Pullover. Jasmin has finished her first Albatross sock (made of her handspun from Crown Mountain Fibers).

Gigi is working on the second Par Five sock, out of the Lorna's Laces "Franklin's Panopticon" colorway. Jasmin's Tangled Yoke Cardigan is waiting for the ribbon to be sewn on the buttonband. Jasmin finished her Tempting II top! Gigi is working on a vanilla sock out of Regia with a channel island cast-on.

Jasmin, Gigi, and Miss Kalendar (host of Brass Needles) went to the Spindles & Flyers Stash sale. Jasmin picked up a little table loom for $20!

Events: (13:30)

- Rhinebeck! (NY Sheep & Wool) October 17-18. Meetup will be at the Carolina Homespun booth on Saturday afternoon. Time TBD.

Mother Knows Best: (15:17)

Topic- Labeling your knits. Use grograin ribbon and a fabric pen for personalized labels- or use scrapbooking ribbon! We also talk about holiday knits, and can't remember which podcast had the great idea of making a list, but thinks it was either KIPing it Real or Here's to Ewe. Jasmin offers up her sock label template. (Send us an email at knitmoregirls@yahoo.com , and we'll send it to you!)

When Knitting Attacks: (21:44)

Jasmin joins her sleeves together. Gigi aspires to knit the Curved Lace Shawl, but is foiled by a tiny chart. Jasmin's Tempting II is a little more revealing than she would have liked. Jasmin's Whisper is ill-fated from the start.

Review: (31:22)

This week, we review the Signature Needle Arts needles. We suggest them as a "gift for the knitter who has everything".

Straw into Gold: (41:24)

Jasmin spins the Three Bags Full (in Crimson Shadows) for Gigi mindfully. Jasmin has been on a spinning finishing kick. Jasmin is repurposing business cards.

Show notes will go live 9/28.
Direct download: Episode_71.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:32pm PDT

UFO-palooza! - Episode 70 - The Knitmore Girls























This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract fiber
This week: Abstract FiberFact #2: Abstract Fiber yarns are dyed to minimize pooling and striping. While it’s impossible to prevent these effects entirely, we make every effort to create an overall textured effect and avoid pooling. This means Abstract Fiber yarns are suitable for showing off complicated patterns, like textures, lace, cables. The colors in the yarns are also perfect for colorwork using a more solid background color and just one of our handpainted colors to create a very dramatic design. Join our group on Ravelry, Aaabsolutely Abstract, for a list of shops who carry our yarns. Orders over $100 from our website ship for free in the US and Canada.

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This week: At Purlescence Yarns we are diehard cross-crafters. When we're not knitting, we're spinning, quilting, stitching, or weaving. We have been very pleased to include looms and weaving supplies amongst our offerings at the shop. This week we warped up our Schacht Wolf Pup 4 harness floor loom. It's a beauty! It's easy to operate and folds up for portability. It's all function in beautiful form. We're taking orders for the holidays now!



On the Needles: (00:30)

Gigi has finished her black Regia Saturn socks, and the crocheted edging. Jasmin has found better buttons for her Tangled Yoke Cardigan. Gigi has finished the front of her Origami Wrap Pullover. Jasmin talks about unearthing a 10-year-old UFO that has one seam left to do.

Gigi unearthed another marinating UFO, the Par Five socks (in Franklin's Panopticon). Jasmin is working on her Ariann, knit out of Dream in Color Classy (color: Butter Peeps). She is also finishing up her Tempting II, knit out of Tess Yarns Microfiber ribbon (bright orange). Jasmin shares her "button sweater" story. (The sweater was the Baby Albert, by Sally Melville.)

Jasmin is thinking about knitting "Boo" the Tweedy Pie Jacket (from Monkeysuits).

Events: (21:59)

9/19, 11 am - 3 pm: Spin in Public Day at Courthouse Square on Broadway in downtown Redwood City.

9/27, 11 AM: Shuttles, Spindles, and Flyers guild sale.

10/17-18: New York Sheep & Wool Festival (Rhinebeck). Meet'n'greet TBD.

Mother Knows Best: (24:11)

Gigi discusses buttonbands! Jasmin mentions the pink Pep sweater.

Contest: (30:10)

We're having a contest for contest ideas! Contest will be closed 9/30. (Also, if you haven't already, put yourself on our listener map!)

When Knitting Attacks: (32:29)

Jasmin's Ariann, when she pulled it out of storage, was knit the wrong size. Gigi's Swallowtail Shawl (errata here) was ripped and re-knit. Gigi doesn't recommend using quilting thread for lifelines, and finds the math for the shawl vexing. Jasmin's Drops Yoke Cardigan turns out wrong. Jasmin might run out of yarn for her Tempting II.

Straw into Gold: (42:07)

Jasmin finished spinning the "Hey Jude" from Crown Mountain Farms. (Jasmin recommends listening to this episode of "Stitch it!" to hear about worsted vs woolen plying.) Jasmin talks about a more holistic approach to spinning for projects.

We found a more commercially available 45 degree angle kate, by Louet.

Jasmin learns, the hard way, that recon work for holiday gifts is a challenge with Gigi. (We're both going to knit the Sunrise Circle Jacket out of handspun.)

Direct download: Episode_70.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:07pm PDT

Oh what a Tangled Yoke we knit - Episode 69 - The Knitmore Girls






















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract fiber
This week: Abstract FiberFact #1: Who wants their knitting happiness interrupted by a knot in their yarn? We at Abstract Fiber believe our skeins should not have knots! We maintain a zero knot policy when winding our yarns. If the yarn breaks, we set it aside and start another skein. Our Macho Socks and triple skeins give you larger skeins, and still, no knots. At Abstract Fiber we provide you with the highest quality product, and that means no knots! Remember, at AbstractFiber.com we offer free shipping in the US and Canada for all orders over $100.

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This week: Autumn is in the air. Here at Purlescence Yarns we're turning our thoughts toward holiday projects. We'll be knitting, spinning, and weaving most of our gifts this year. Now's the time to make that list of gifts for your friends and family. Let us help you with tons of ideas for great gifts. We'll be tweeting about them in the coming weeks. Follow us @Purlescence on Twitter!


Events: (00:31)

- New York Sheep and Wool Festival (Rhinebeck): Oct 17-18. Meetup TBD.

On the Needles: (2:41)

Jasmin's Tangled Yoke Cardigan is nearly finished. Gigi is working on her Origami Wrap Pullover. Jasmin talks about buttonbands, and picking up three stitches for every four rows when picking up stitches for a buttonband. Gigi is working on a few pairs of vanilla socks, out of Regia Galaxy. Jasmin is knitting a pair of socks for Andrew out of her Crown Mountain "Albatross" handspun.

Gigi is working on a crocheted edging for pillowcases. Jasmin talks about the yarn swap at Purlescence, where she came away with a skein of sock yarn, and a sweater's worth of Brown Sheep NatureSpun (in Cranberry Fog).

Contest: (25:44)

Post your contest ideas in our Ravelry group!

Mother Knows Best: (28:08)

We discuss "breakout projects". Jasmin's favorite "learning" baby sweater is the cardigan from Debbie Bliss's "Quick Baby Knits". We also recommend the Print of the Wave Stole (errata for the edging here), the Twist Cardigan, and the Lady Eleanor Stole.

When Knitting Attacks: (35:54)

Gigi has been foiled by not being able to find the issue of Interweave Knits with the Frost Flowers Stole (by Charlene Schurch). Jasmin's enthusiasm causes trouble, again, with her Tangled Yoke Cardigan. Gigi's Swallowtail Shawl hits some snags. We talk about lifelines. Gigi's Scandanavian Socks continue to be troubled.

Straw into Gold: (51:15)

Jasmin spins a little more of Duchess (to become the Carnaby Street Pullover). She has also been spinning some of the Crown Mountain Superwash in "Hey Jude". Jasmin experiments with dyeing pindrafted roving in the coil.

Direct download: Episode_69.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26pm PDT

Now with more historical trivia! - Episode 68 - The Knitmore Girls























This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract fiber
This week: Abstract Fiber is pleased to announce Macho Socks! Now available on our website AbstractFiber.com , customers can order any color sock yarn they like in a 150g skein. 50% more yarn means Macho Socks provide enough yarn for most men’s socks, and costs less than buying a whole extra skein. Sasquatch may still need two... We’ve also added an option to order triple skeins for those larger shawl or sweater projects. No knots mean fewer ends to work in and more continuous knitting pleasure. As always, free shipping on orders over $100 in the US and Canada at AbstractFiber.com

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This week: This week we've been inspired by Fair Isle at Purlescence Yarns. Nathania cast on her Vancouver 2010 Olympic sweater, designed by Dale of Norway. The fall books from Dale feature beautifully simple, classic Scandinavian designs for the whole family. Sandi cast on the Kindle scarf from Fiona Ellis' Inspired Fair Isle book in Frog Tree Alpaca Sport. Fair Isle's everywhere this fall. How will it inspire you?

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This week: Verenaknitting.com has had a makeover--come see our chic new look, take our navigation out for a spin or page through our gorgeous Summer issue. We hope you'll introduce yourself in our forums and find out more about what's going on at Verena by reading our blog, Knittitude. We still have those hard to find European yarns in our yarn shop and new, every day we offer a pattern from our collection for free download! As a special offer to celebrate our new site all new subscribers get a bonus issue, that's 5 issues for the price of 4. Plus subscribers get 10 bonus patterns per issue and access to exclusive features. Come see for yourself at www.verenaknitting.com.
Use subscription code: KNITMG


Events: (00:34)

- Gigi will NOT be attending PIQF.
- We will be attending The NYS Sheep and Wool Festival (Rhinebeck) on Octover 17-18. We will be joined by Meghan, from the Stitch-It! Podcast.

On the Needles: (6:39)

Gigi is working on a sock out of the Ceallach Dyes Superboo. We discuss the 52-pair plunge and Nakniswemodo. Jasmin has been hit by inspiration freight train, and has been PLOWING through her tangled yoke cardigan. Jasmin has also cast on a "Rick" sock from  Sock Innovations
out of the A Verb For Keeping Warm 70% Superwash Merino/30% silk in "Indigo Blue Sky". Jasmin has cast on 48 sts on size 2 needles.

Jasmin finds inspiration on the Ravelry Radar. She is in love with reanbean's "Drops yoke sweater". Gigi is in love with the Dayflower sweater from Knotions. Jasmin and Gigi want to knit the Sunrise Circle cardigan- both out of Jasmin's handspun. (Jasmin's is Crosspatch Creations "Rhiannon's Fire", Gigi's is out of the
Three Bags Full "Crimson Shadows". )

Our map got wiped! Would you be kind enough to re-add yourself?

Mother Knows Best: (24:02)

We talk about finding time to knit. Jasmin recommends always have knitting in your bag, in the event of needing Tech Support, a horrific traffic backup, or the random surprise spare time. Gigi wants a foot-driven mouse so she can surf Ravelry and knit simultaneously.

Gigi spreads the gospel of having routines. Jasmin talks about her "do it now" principle.

Contest! (37:14)

We're doing a contest, to find contests! Join in our Ravelry group thread and make your suggestions!

When Knitting Attacks: (38:37)

Gigi does battle with her sewing machine and angles. Jasmin makes an increasing error on her Tangled Yoke Cardigan.

Review: (43:26)

This week we review the Ceallach Dyes Superboo (65% Superwash Merino/ 35% Bamboo). We talk about our bias against bamboo. Jasmin compares it to the Pagewood Farms Yukon. We like the colors, we like the quality, we like the yardage. What we don't like is the bamboo. (If you like knitting with bamboo, you'll like this yarn.)

Direct download: Episode_68.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:44pm PDT

A solid foundation - Episode 67 - The Knitmore Girls



















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract fiber
This week: New colors! Joseph’s Coat is named for a rose that has a whole bouquet of colors on one plant, Bonfire fiber glows so brightly, we sold right out of the first batch (don’t worry, we have more!). Pheasant’s warm brown sprinkled with colors is proving rather irresistible. If you’re looking for Abstract Fiber at a yarn shop near you, AbstractFiber.com also lists all the stores carrying our products. Online shoppers at AbstractFiber.com receive free shipping for orders over $100 in the US and Canada.

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This week: The holidays are right around the corner. Here at Purlescence Yarns we're thinking ahead and planning our gift giving now. This week we're pleased to host a trunk show of knitted Fair Isle Christmas stockings from Judy's Colors. Judy's designs range from traditional Nordic motifs to modern plays on color and geometrics. Each kit features Rauma Finull Strikkegarn from Norway and color charts. We have several kits in stock and we'll happily special order any of them. Betcha can't knit just one!

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This week: Verenaknitting.com has had a makeover--come see our chic new look, take our navigation out for a spin or page through our gorgeous Summer issue. We hope you'll introduce yourself in our forums and find out more about what's going on at Verena by reading our blog, Knittitude. We still have those hard to find European yarns in our yarn shop and new, every day we offer a pattern from our collection for free download! As a special offer to celebrate our new site all new subscribers get a bonus issue, that's 5 issues for the price of 4. Plus subscribers get 10 bonus patterns per issue and access to exclusive features. Come see for yourself at www.verenaknitting.com.
Use subscription code: KNITMG



On the needles: (00:31)

Gigi finished a sock out of the Periwinkle Sheep's Watercolors II in "Steph's Crapshoot". Both Gigi and Jasmin worked on socks made out of the Sanguine Gryphon's "Skinny Bugga" in a deep teal (photo above). Jasmin has cast on a Tangled Yoke Cardigan, out of her Tallulah handspun.

Gigi is working on her Origami Pullover (out of a Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light). Jasmin is working on a Cellach Dyes Superboo sock. Jasmin cast on a sock out of her Albatross handspun (for Andrew), which looks like the Zauberwolle. Jasmin mentions that the Black and Tan sock yarn is still available at Webs.

Jasmin's friend Joey got married this week! During the 1000 miles of driving that she did this week, she listened to podcasts! Some new and notable podcasts:

Here's to Ewe
Electric Sheep
KIPing it Real
Brass Needles

Mother Knows Best: (15:03)

Project Runway
is BACK! If Jasmin ran runway shows, foundation garments would be required. We also discuss sketching and measuring. (Jasmin wrote about Project Runway for work, and also had an essay in Cast On!)

When Knitting Attacks! (23:05)

Gigi's Houndstooth bag goes awry. Jasmin's ballwinder has betrayed her. Jasmin makes a miscalculation before plying Tallulah. Jasmin snaps, and buys the Interweave CDs.

Gigi enjoys her Scandanavian sock (from the Little Box of Socks) entirely too much.

Reviews: (31:12)

This week, we review the Sanguine Gryphon's Skinny Bugga as well as "A Midsummer Night's Dream", as performed by Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

Straw into Gold: (43:06)

We talk about the Monterey wool auction. Jasmin talks about the importance of breeder credibility, and will describe the fleeces once they're back from Morro Fleece Works.

Jasmin is spinning the most beautiful fleece (Duchess) from Jean Near.

Direct download: Episode_67.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10am PDT

Sock Summit Recap - Episode 66 - The Knitmore Girls























This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract fiber
This week: Come on over to AbstractFiber.com and check out all the new colors! Manzanita evokes the foggy Oregon Coast, while Laurelhurst reminds us of tree-lined streets and parks. Portland is such a favorite, it’s named after our home town! If you’re looking for Abstract Fiber at a yarn shop near you, AbstractFiber.com also lists all the stores carrying our products. Online shoppers at AbstractFiber.com receive free shipping for orders over $100 in the US and Canada.

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This week: The Dale of Norway line, featuring gorgeous fair isle sweaters for the whole family. Nathania's especially enamored of the 2010 Winter Olympics Sweater, from the Dale design team. If you like colorwork, you'll love Laura Farson's new book, Twined Knitting. This Swedish technique produces a warm and cushy texture, perfect for winter wear. We were so pleased to meet Laura at Sock Summit and she signed all the books for us! Call today to order your autographed copy. As always, check the blog for updates as things arrive and follow us on Twitter: @purlescence.

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This week: Verenaknitting.com has had a makeover--come see our chic new look, take our navigation out for a spin or page through our gorgeous Summer issue. We hope you'll introduce yourself in our forums and find out more about what's going on at Verena by reading our blog, Knittitude. We still have those hard to find European yarns in our yarn shop and new, every day we offer a pattern from our collection for free download! As a special offer to celebrate our new site all new subscribers get a bonus issue, that's 5 issues for the price of 4. Plus subscribers get 10 bonus patterns per issue and access to exclusive features. Come see for yourself at www.verenaknitting.com.
Use subscription code: KNITMG



On the Needles: (00:29)

Thanks again to Andrew and Gregory for guest-hosting for us in Episode 65!

(Scroll down on the show notes to see the Daily Sock Summit Field Updates.) Gigi and Jasmin talk about their favorite points of Portland and the Sock Summit. When we went to scope out the convention center on Wednesday, we got to meet Judy Becker! Friday, we did five interviews, then had dinner with a bunch of knitting (and weaving!) notables.

Saturday's meet-and-greet was super fun! (You can find Jasmin's Flickr stream here.) Afterwards, they had dinner with Gail and Susan from Abstract Fiber, and Abby and Ben!

Jasmin spreads rumors about future Sock Summits. (All unsubstantiated information, please take it with a grain of salt.)

People we met:

Sherrill, from the Belle of the Ball podcast
Deb Accuardi, from the At the Kitchen Table podcast
Lise, from the Knitting Rose podcast
Heather, from CraftLit

Jasmin talks about the kindness of knitters. (Especially in the Sanguine Gryphon booth.) Jasmin mentions being surprised at how popular their Bugga sock yarn is.

We express our love for Charlene Schurch and Sivia Harding, both of whom Jasmin wanted to put in her pocket and bring home with her. We gush about the Luminary Panel.

There was some knitting. Gigi worked on a vanilla sock out of Meilenweit Jacquard. Jasmin finished the second Black and Tan sock for Andrew.

Mother Knows Best: (26:17)

We encourage you to introduce yourself to everyone at these types of events.

When Knitting Attacks: (31:34)

We discuss Great Moments in Knitmore Social Gaffe history.

Review: (35:42)

This week, we review the Watercolors II sock yarn (color, "Steph's 'crapshoot'") from the Periwinkle Sheep. We both liked the grippiness of the yarn, the colors, and the nice hand the yarn has.

Direct download: Episode_66.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:37pm PDT

Prepping and packing for Portland! - Episode 64 - The Knitmore Girls
























This week's episode has been sponsored by:


abstract fiber
This week: New colors! Look for Bonfire, Portland, Cordelia, and more. Our yarn will also be featured at Knit Purl’s booth in a limited edition color, Rose City, available only for Sock Summit. You can pre-order Rose City now at Knit-Purl.com. Come visit us at the Summit, we’ll be in booth 909. We’re also available online every day at AbstractFiber.com.


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This week: The Purl Girls are in Booth 818 with lots of glorious yarns to show you. There's Purl Up & Dye, of course, our own handpainted sock yarn. In addition to the three Dye For Glory colorways, we have tons of one of a kind color for you to choose from. We're also neck deep in Flat Feet from Conjoined Creations. Check out our beautiful rainbows! We have wheels on hand, too: Louet Victoria's and Ashford Joys, perfect for spinning your own sock yarn while you're on the go. Stop on by for special Sock Summit swag and meet the Knitmore Girls Saturday at noon!


Events: (00:30)
- Sock Summit: Aug. 6-9. Portland, OR. Come to our meet and greet- Saturday August 8th. 12- 1 we'll be in the Purlescence Yarns booth, 1-2 we'll be in the Abstract Fiber booth. Follow us on our blog, and on the Knotions blog! (See our tape measure picture here.) Follow us on twitter during the show!
-Monterey Wool Auction: [Click on "Sunday"] August 16th, 12:30 PM.
-PIQF: October 15-18. Santa Clara convention center.

The More You Know: (7:11)

You can find the link to the listener map here. Come make your mark! Thank you for all of your reviews on iTunes. ALSO! If you leave your email address in the show notes (in the appropriate section), we'll be able to respond to your comments!

On the Needles: (10:10)

Gigi continues to work on the dishcloth baby blanket. Gigi is also working on the Sidestream socks (by Cat Bordhi). Jasmin has been inspired this week! She has cast on the Picovoli shell, and she is using the Purespun Silk (by Pigeonroof Studios) in "Fatale".

Gigi is working on her Scandinavian socks (from the Little Box of Socks) during her lunch break. Jasmin finished the first Black and Tan Sock.

Inspiration has struck Jasmin like a Mac Truck, and it's called the Carnaby Street Pullover. Jasmin is planning to spin the yarn for this sweater, from a sheep named "Duchess" from Jean Near.

Gigi has cast on a pair of toe-up socks from Socks from the Toe Up in Mystery Yarn. Jasmin is nearly complete with the Adamas shawl. She learned a technique at Bobaknitting from Julia, and using a dental appliance threader, she's got a new way of adding beads to knitting. (Short tutorial will be posted.)

The pictures of Jasmin and Gigi's knitalong sweaters have been posted in their respective threads.

Mother Knows Best: (31:54)

Gigi and Jasmin discuss "Jenny Check"-ing - over packing knitting and yarn for travel. We recommend packing one main project, and one backup project for short trips, and the same thing PLUS your interchangeable needle kit if you're going to a knitting event.

In the event of enthusiastic shopping, Jasmin also recommends shipping your laundry home, and bring your haul back in your suitcases.

When Knitting Attacks: (37:51)

Gigi is nearly complete with her On the Vine scarf- which has dyed her hands blue. Gigi underestimated the necessary amount for the border on her dishcloth baby blanket. In her haste to finish a sock (to cast on it's mate), Jasmin makes herself carsick.

Gigi decided to cast on the Sidestream Sock. The Bosnian toe foiled her.

Jasmin talks about donating blood, and how it's impossible to knit while giving blood. Jasmin, Gigi, Erin have a chance encounter with Garnstudio/Drops' dad.

Review: (51:18)

Jasmin reviews Shipwrecked! (at Shakespeare Santa Cruz), and they talk about the need for arts/theater. Jasmin recommends calling your local box office for bargain tickets.



Direct download: Episode_64.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:57pm PDT

Be Kind, Rewind - Episode 63 - The Knitmore Girls Podcast























This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract fiber
This week: New colors! Look for Bonfire, Portland, Cordelia, and more. Our yarn will also be featured at Knit Purl’s booth in a limited edition color, Rose City, available only for Sock Summit. You can pre-order Rose City now at Knit-Purl.com. Come visit us at the Summit, we’ll be in booth 909. We’re also available online every day at AbstractFiber.com.


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This week: The Purlescence Purl Girls are Dyeing for Glory. Nathania and Kaye have dyed up three beautiful colorways for the Ravelry/Sock Summit Dye For Glory competition. Look for Melantha in the Predictable Stripes category, Oregon Berry Harvest in the Painted category, and Purplescence in the Shaded Solids category. Cast your vote on Ravelry by August 1. All three colorways will be available for sale at Sock Summit and afterwards in the shop. We're taking preorders now. Send us an email (info@purlescenceyarns.com) or call the shop to place your order for pick up at Sock Summit, in the shop, or mail order! One-of-a-kind skeins of Purl Up & Dye will also be available in Booth 818, where you can come meet the Knitmore Girls Saturday at noon!


Events: (00:28)

- Sock Summit: Aug. 6-9. Portland, OR. Come to our meet and greet- Saturday August 8th at noon, in the Purlescence Yarns and Abstract Fiber booths.
-Monterey Wool Auction: [Click on "Sunday"] August 16th, 12:30 PM.
-PIQF: October 15-18. Santa Clara convention center.

On the Needles: (2:52)

Gigi is nearly done with her dishcloth baby blanket. Jasmin is working on a toe-up, striped sock made out of the Conjoined Creations Flat Feet and black Regia for contrast. Gigi is knitting a vanilla sock with a channel island cast on. Jasmin is nearly finished with her Adamas shawl, and she went to buy The Perfect Beads after they finished recording.

Gigi proposes a Block Fest. Jasmin refers to Anne Hansen's blog, and the Block Fest she had. Gigi continues to work on her On the Vine scarf by Brenda Patipa. Gigi is working on finishing her Houndstooth Bag by Nicky Epstein; Gigi learns to trust. Jasmin mentions that she likes Nicky Epstein's edge series.

Jasmin talks about Sophie's cozies, machine knitting the centers, and handknitting/crocheting the edgings. Jasmin talks about the 3/50 project, and the local lingerie shop she likes (Besos, in Los Gatos).

Mother Knows Best: (22:14)

Gigi and Jasmin discuss courtesy. Here is the Yarn Harlot's blog post. Jasmin suggests (when you're frustrated) to use Dr. Gemma's radical acceptance strategy (part 1, part 2).

Reviews: (31:24)

The Conjoined Creations Flat Feet sock yarn. They talk about Ramen, and Ramen Yarn.

Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson. Jasmin talks about the magic of proportions and percentages, has a toe-up sock success experience, and admits to having never read Elizabeth Zimmermann's work.

Straw into Gold: (51:03)

Tour de Fleece is over. Jasmin is ultra-proud of her yellow jersey! Jasmin talks about plying and getting maximum yardage out of slightly unevenly weighted bobbins.

Direct download: Episode_63.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT

Director's Cut: Selecting a fleece - The Knitmore Girls Podcast





















Sandi Luck (from Purlescence Yarns) discusses selecting fleeces.

When picking a fleece:

1- Smell it. Does it smell wrong? Sour? Ill. That's a "no" sign.
2- Has it been jacketed? They are less likely to grow mold or have sunbunt tips.
3- Is there a whole lot of vegetable matter?
4- Has the fleece been skirted?
5- How do the fibers look? Is there a noticeably damaged location?
6- Snap the lock by your ear. Does it sound like a guitar string? That's good. Crackling is bad.
7) Look out for short cuts.

If you can't touch the fleece, listen closely to the judging.

Judging is done by:

1) Staple length, by breed
2) Color quality
3) Strength of fiber
4) Damaged tips
5) quality of Shearing

With micron count: Low numbers are soft, high numbers are coarse.

Direct download: fleece_selection.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:04pm PDT

A Verb for Having Fun - Episode 62 - The Knitmore Girls Podcast





















This episode has been sponsored by:

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This week: Merino fiber dyed by Pagewood Farms. Available by weight. Local folks, come learn to spin with us in our Drop Spinning Basics class, starting July 25.


On the Needles: (00:27)

ROAD TRIP! We go up to Berkeley with Miss Kalendar (from Brass Needles) to A Verb for Keeping Warm and Lacis.

Jasmin's favorite thing at Verb- the 70% Superwash Merino/ 30% Silk sock yarn. Gigi's is the Merino/Cashmere/Nylon blend, dyed with Indigo. (Not on the Verb website yet, sorry!)

Lacis is delightfully overwhelming. Gigi describes a chatelaine. You can see Jasmin's pictures here. Jasmin discusses circular shawls, "Alison" shawls, the Mandala shawl that GretchDragon
knit for her, and the circular blocking wire. Gigi's favorite thing of the day were the Iris Silk pins!

Jasmin found a notions pouch at Target. (She shares Jackie's, of KIPing it Real, love of school supplies.) Not available online, but it's the Innovative Storage Designs Pencil Pouch.

We discuss "The Fashion Show". In the finale, Anna has a knit dress [picture #5] (reminiscent of the Venus Rising Cardigan, by Lucy Neatby).

Jasmin is knitting the Cable and Cowl Cardigan by Mathew Gnagy out of Cascade Eco + (in navy blue). Jasmin drafted up a chart, made some changes, and is loving her Leslie Wind Cable Needle Necklace.

Gigi is working on her acrylic baby blanket, and practiced different joins because of the Lucy Neatby DVDs. (Jasmin has a retraction, and directs you to look at the DVD content list on Lucy's site.)

Jasmin's Adamas has rows that are getting longer. And longer. And longer. Jasmin has been wearing her Katarina around and about!

Thanks to Susan Rife, for her lovely article in the Herald Tribune!

Events: (33:26)
- Sock Summit: Aug. 6-9. Portland, Oregon. Meet and greet TBD.
- Monterey Wool Auction: [Click on "Sunday"] August 16th, 12:30
- PIQF: October 15-18. Santa Clara Convention center. Gigi is taking a class from Robbi Joy Ecklow.

Mother Knows Best: (35:04)

Gigi discusses lining knits. She uses her Nicky Epstein Striped Houndstooth bag as an example. Gigi talks about a class she took on lining knits from Jean Frost (author of Jean Frost Jackets), and recommends that anyone interested in lining knits take it.

When KNITTERS Attack! (43:34)

Knitters are patient- UNLESS- they're waiting for a yarn shop to open.

Straw into Gold: ( 45:36)

Tour de Fleece: Stage 15. Jasmin admits to being a lousy draft rider.

Jasmin has finished her Mango from Redfish Dyeworks, her Albatross from Crown Mountain, and only has to ply Tallulah. Post your finished stuff/works in progress to the Team Spinmore thread!

Jasmin finished spinning some Tussah silk (from A Verb for Keeping Warm, color Vermillion II). She has wound the first ounce onto a plastic bobbin. (Alden Amos' book can be found here.) It is going to grow up to be a handspun Aeolian, which ChloeSparkle and Miss Kalendar are doing as well.

Jasmin is spinning some Abstract Fiber 50% Cashmere / 50% silk in "solids" (blue) which will grow up to be a Cold Mountain stole.

Gigi bought some "Gentle" from Lacis for a lace wrap.

Jasmin has a moment of weakness in the Lace Gauntlet Throwdown.

Direct download: Episode_62.mp3
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Marshmallow-free! - Episode 61 - The Knitmore Girls





















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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This week: The Flip Loom, newly arrived from Schacht Spindle Company. It's a well-designed rigid heddle loom, perfect for the beginning weaver. Also received: mini Loom Kits, a small square loom great for teaching kids to weave. Check out their selection of weaving books to get you on the road to weaving beautiful fabrics.


Events: (00:26)

- Sock Summit: August 6-9
- Monterey Wool Auction, [Click on "Sunday] (August 16th, 12:30 PM)
- Pacific International Quilt Festival. October 15-18, 2009

On the Needles: (5:20)

Gigi is working on her red acrylic dishcloth blanket (now, marshmallow-free!). She dissolved the marshmallow with room temperature tap water.

[Jasmin is sending out requests for your favorite acrylic yarns. Please send the names of your favorite acrylics to us at knitmoregirlsATyahooDOTcom.]

Jasmin is still working on her Adamas Shawl (knit from the Valley Yarns, Colrain Lace. Color: Grape Jelly). Jasmin encourages you to use stitch markers when you're knitting lace, if you need to, if you want to, etc. Jasmin is a big fan of the stitch markers from Knitpicks (especially the brass ones for lace).

Jasmin sings the praises of Regia Sock yarn. Jasmin talks about Andrew's Favorite Colorway 4739. She also talks about her first handknit sock hole.

Jasmin got to join Síle from Knit-One-One, Jacey Boggs (of the Insubordiknit podcast and the Sit and Spin DVD), Maia from Tactile, and WonderMike (from YKnit).

Jasmin tells an Amazing Customer Service story.

Mother Knows Best: (31:31)

We discuss ease. You can find the HOAX fashion formula here.

Reviews: (41:20)

Interweave Knits- Collection CDs. (Jasmin mentions the Koolhaas hat by Jared Flood.)

Lucy Neatby's Knitting Essentials, Disc 1. (By the way, here's the list of techniques for this DVD.) [One of the cool things you can do is convert the DVD to be played on your iPod using Handbrake.]

Straw into Gold: (1:00:00)

Tour de Fleece update: Jasmin has snapped her driveband. As a break from her TdF stuff, Jasmin is spinning some Tussah Silk from A Verb for Keeping Warm. (Color: Vermillion II) GO TEAM SPINMORE!!!

Gigi has joined the Tour de Finish.

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Ready. Set. Spin MORE! - Episode 60 - The Knitmore Girls






















This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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This week: The Purlescence Purl Girls are taking a bit of vacation time, and will be closed Tuesday 6/30 through Tuesday 7/7. Look for a great big summertime sale July 10-13 when they’ve reopened.Worldwide shipping is available. Mention that you’re a listener and they’ll include Knitmore Girls swag with your order.


Events: (00:27)

- Sock Summit, August 6-9. Meet and greet still TBD.
- Monterey Wool Auction [Click on "Sunday"] August 16th. 12:30PM

On the needles: (2:10)

Gigi is knitting the Annie Modesitt Ruffled Roses scarf. She is also casting on the Origami Pullover (FT-66). Jasmin is knitting the Adamas Shawl (by Miriam Felton) out of the