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Gigi and Jasmin co-host a knitting podcast featuring regular segments such as "On the needles", "Mother Knows Best", and "When Knitting Attacks!"

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Gigi and Jasmin co-host a knitting podcast featuring regular segments such as "On the needles", "Mother Knows Best", and "When Knitting Attacks!"

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A perennial favorite

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This is one of my all time favorite knitting podcasts.

The best

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They are one of the best knitting, sewing podcasts out there.

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A perennial favorite

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This is one of my all time favorite knitting podcasts.

The best

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They are one of the best knitting, sewing podcasts out there.

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Gigi and Jasmin co-host a knitting podcast featuring regular segments such as "On the needles", "Mother Knows Best", and "When Knitting Attacks!"

And... begin! - The Knitmore Girls - Episode 1

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Our first show!Introductions- find Jasmin and Gigi on RavelryWe're knitting:-Icarus-Ribby Cardi-The Gold Buillion Sweater (aka The Incredible, Custom-Fit Raglan Sweater)We review:-Spring 2008 Knitter's Magazine-Patternworks catalog

Apr 14 2008

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You Get An Increase! And YOU get an Increase! - Episode 555 - The Knitmore Girls

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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.   For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go 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:(0:40)

We mentioned GISHWHES.

Jasmin did Little Brother and Big Brother hats. She loves Knitcompanion.

Jasmin is nearly finished with her Tundra Jumper out of AVFKW Horizon. Sleeve progress.

(#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin

mentions the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which started in September and ends in November.

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect. Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black socks

Gigi made more hexagons for the Polygon blanket. Finished one more color, only one ball left 

Jasmin is knitting the Polwarth

Gigi mentioned KIno Knits

Jasmin cast on a Jedi cardigan (Joji Locatelli’s baby wrap cardigan) for Genevieve’s teacher

#knittinginthedark. She knitted a wrap cardigan for Rex.

Gigi wants to knit some too, out of Hue Loco Yarn

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:

Maine Access Immigrant Network

237 Oxford St., Suite 25A

Portland, ME 04101

SPOILER: Woolly Wormhead has a new book coming out!

Jasmin cast on the Little Brother Bubbles Hat out of Cedar House Yarns worsted, and completed it.

She also made progress on  Mẹ hat (the autumn vines beret) out of Cepholopod Yarns Codex.

Jasmin talks about the Mouse Christmas Sweaters .

Check Boston Jen's Instagram

Jasmin mentions the Sleep Genius App.

Events: (29:09)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

- #WHINEBECKBINGO

- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

- PIQF October 17-20 RECAP 

- True North Hearts and Hands donations:

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

-Half marathon for the knitting group to work on baby layette. RECAP 

-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.

If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!

In Stitches (43:45)

Jasmin wore her Cottongrass Pullover,LINK and stripey Canon Hand Dyes cowl, t

he BostonJen Greyhaven hat, sarcastic unicorn cowl, hamilknit hat LINK

Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class

Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap

Genevieve wore her Barberry cardigan LINK

Rex wore his Oliver Sweater

Mother Knows Best:(47:55)

This week we answer a question about finding yarn for charity knitting

When Knitting Attacks: (54:29)

Gigi: working on heel increases for Vanilla is the new black socks.  Did one increase correctly,

put the second one in a random spot 

Jasmin tries late night mending.

And Sew On:(58:33)

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College, she got the muslin for her skirt fitted; next step is the waistband.  

Also, got started on the bodice 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 

Gigi turned in beading and sequin Techniques 

The midterm project is supposed to be Embellishment and rejuvenation of something out of the closet;

the final is supposed to be sewn from scratch 

Gigi handed  in a project plan, a description of what we are planning, cost estimate and techniques

Oct 28 2019

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Planning To Get Messy - Episode 554 - The Knitmore Girls

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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

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 around the country.

Our last two shows as owners of Dragonfly Fibers are this month. Come see us at New York Sheep and Wool in Rhinebeck, New York and SAFF in Fletcher, North Carolina.

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:(0:37)

Jasmin started AND finished the Namu Cowl by Knitboop out of Lisa Souza Cashmere in

“squashblossom” (#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin

mentions the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which started in September and ends in November.

She loves Knitcompanion

There is a dopamine response that we get from checking off a completed task; I couldn't find a technical term for the specific instance.

Gigi made more hexagons for the Polygon blanket.

Jasmin is nearly finished with her Polwarth pullover.

And the Cottongrass pullover is done.

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect .

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:

Maine Access Immigrant Network

237 Oxford St., Suite 25A

Portland, ME 04101

Gigi knitted an Armley beanie by Woolly Wormhead out of pink yarn.  It has been blocked, still needs

end weaving 

SPOILER: Woolly Wormhead has a new book coming out!

Jasmin cast on the Gatsby shawl by Dawn Henderson out of Ocean by the Sea’s Quill in “Peach Fizz”

and worked on it during “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Events: (19:11)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

- #WHINEBECKBINGO

- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

- PIQF October 17-20

- True North Hearts and Hands donations:

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

-Half marathon for the knitting group to work on baby layette

-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.

If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!

In Stitches (24:04)

Jasmin wore her Dissent Cardigan, and stripey Canon Hand Dyes cowl, the BostonJen Greyhaven hat.

Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class

Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap

Mother Knows Best:(24:47)

2663 - taking photos

Knitting Butterflies & Tightly Spun

Photographing your Knits , 

Franklin Habit's Class

Stephen West

When Knitting Attacks: (40:10)

Vitamin D cardigan: Discovered that it suffered a serious snag. Need to repair it.

And Sew On:(41:34)

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College, she got the muslin for her skirt fitted; next step is the waistband.  

Also, got started on the bodice 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 

Gigi turned in smocking and cartridge pleating samples.  

Working on beading and sequin Techniques 

The midterm project is supposed to be Embellishment and rejuvenation of something out of the closet;

the final is supposed to be sewn from scratch 

We are supposed to hand in a project plan, a description of what we are planning, I think that time and

cost estimates are supposed to be included. 

Oct 21 2019

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It's all interchangeable! - Episode 34 - The Knitmore Girls

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We would like to thank Chloe Sparkle and Tika for appearing on the podcast this week.

Contest:

We announce the winners of our "Do Some Good" contest!

On the needles:

Gigi has finished her second red Saturn Regia sock (Jasmin helped with the blue Saturn pair). Gigi has finished the second sleeve on the neckdown wrap cardigan. She has finished the first sock (Color: Argyle Socks, Pattern: vanilla) in the Claudia's Handpaints fingering weight. JasminGigi have updated their Ravelry project pages.

Gigi finished her second Honeycomb sock, and has finished a pink Jet Regia sock, a blue Jet Regia sock, and the first blue Saturn Regia sock.

Jasmin, Tika and Chloe have been having loads of knitting adventures
this week. Jasmin and Chloe found some Japanese stitch dictionaries.
(Links to some of them: 1, 2, 3.) Tika and Jasmin went to Bobbin's Nest on Tuesday and did a little stash acquistion. (They both bought some HazelKnits sock yarn to try, and Tika bought some Pagewood Farms sock yarn.)

Chloe and Jasmin went hunting for dress forms at the Mervyn's closing
sale- which they are using as photo props for their knitting. The whole
group attended the Commuknity closing sale on Friday and Sunday.

Jasmin has worked on her Mesmer socks, her DayGlo socks,
and a pair of Secret Socks. (Secret socks are being submitted to
Knitty, and if they're rejected, they'll be a giveaway on the podcast.)
The creative muse is contagious!

Chloe is on a blanket kick! She's knitting some really awesome blankets
(including the "Super Sized Entrelac" blanket and a chevron blanket).
Tika is working on a pair of Jacoby mitts out of Claudia's handpaints fingering weight (color: Pistachio).

Jasmin finished spinning the black and gold silk/merino batt from Crystal Creek Fibers for Gigi. Jasmin is casting on a pair of socks in Lisa Souza's Hardtwist Petitie (in Blackpurple).

Review:

We review four different types of interchangeable circular needles:

Addi Clicks
Denise Interchangeable Needle Set

Boye Needlemaster 200
Knitpicks Nickel and Harmony: (Here is the article from Knitter's Review.)

Mother Knows Best:

We discuss New Year's resolutions. Gigi resolves to weave in ends
immediately, always have an UFO in her knitting bag, sew more, "snail"
less, and learn more applications on her iPhone.

Jasmin discusses "Jasmin 2008" and delves into the basics of "Jasmin 2009". This year, Jasmin resolves to experiment more and live more in the moment. (This is the link to the awesome a capella thing, here's a link to the UC Berkeley Men's Octet videos.)

Tika has also resolved to experiment more. (Tika 2009.) Chloe has resolved to knit more out of other people's stashes. Chloe has also resolved to get out and design in public.

When Knitting Attacks:

Gigi has found that doing toe decreases while socializing is not optimal. Jasmin has a fiber related injury.

Jan 05 2009

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Unearthing UFOs - Episode 31 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the needles:

Jasmin and Gigi have pulled some UFOs out of the closet! Jasmin picked up her Lady Eleanor again. Gigi knit one in 2006 out of SWTC's Karaoke,
which she bought at Carolina Homespun. This is the project that got
Gigi and Jasmin knitting backwards (the preferred method for knitting
entrelac). Gigi is planning on knitting some entrelac socks out of
Jasmin's handspun (the Freestone Firecracker). Jasmin's Lady Eleanor is knit out of the Paton's Soy Wool Stripes.

Jasmin thinks that that WEBS still has the Noro Silk Chunky on sale. (Wrong, but it's still a good value.) This would make a FABULOUS Lady Eleanor.

Jasmin was listening to Episode 20 of the Manic Purl podcast, and recommends it. It's about why we shop.

Jasmin has finished the body of her Pride sweater. The pattern has some math problems, but it's basic.

Gigi has unearthed her Neckdown Wrap Cardigan, which she is finishing for Jasmin.

Jasmin found the Crystal Creek Batt that she was spinning for Gigi (the black and gold), so she's working on that.

Gigi is working on a pair of Regia Galaxy socks, she's working on the Honeycomb socks from the Little Box of Socks (out of Black Wildfoote and Day-Glo Opal). Gigi has completed the Sharks watch cap for Sam.

Jasmin is working on her Yucatan Orchid socks. Woo!

Contest!

The "Do some good" contest. Give what you can to who you can. The
deadline for this contest is January 1st. Please let us know what
you've done- either in our Ravelry group,
or send us and e-mail. Prizes include three signed copies of Free Range
Knitter by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and two skeins of Malabrigo sock yarn.

Mother Knows Best:

Our friend Teresa used to choose each project based on learning a new
skill with each one. Gigi has decided to "do better". Gigi is
practicing knitting without looking. Jasmin talks about some ways to
start knitting in the dark.

When Knitting Attacks:

Jasmin apologizes for any misconceptions about the issue with the
Knitpicks cable. They have phenomenal customer service. If you have
experienced a problem with your Knitpicks needles, you can find their contact information here.

Gigi accidentally bought duplicate sock yarn at the Pajamma Jammie Jam. (Jasmin blames this on the early hour and 35% discount.)

Jasmin was on the hunt for needles. Apparently, the whole world is
knitting with US size 3 and 4 Addi lace needles in the 60" length.
(Jasmin needed these sizes/lengths to complete her Pride sweater,
knitting two sleeves in the round at once using the Magic Loop technique.) Jasmin got excellent customer service at Commuknity!

Gigi has a "when spending attacks", where she bought Jasmin all of the new colors of the Crown Mountain Superwash roving for her birthday/Christmas gifts.

Holidays with the Knitmores:

Jasmin and Gigi have been reading Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's and Franklin Habit's blogs, and have noticed that they're stressing over holiday knitting. Deny that urge to knit a last-minute holiday gift.

(Check out the DROPS advents calendar!)

Dec 15 2008

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Hark! The Harlot! - Episode 28 - The Knitmore Girls

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Nov 22 2008

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Rhinebeck in a nutshell - Episode 74 - The Knitmore Girls

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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!

Nov 09 2009

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Customize, customize, customize! - Episode 27 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:

Gigi is knitting Sam a beanie out of Claudia's Handpaints
worsted (Sharks colorway). She is also knitting a sock in Meilenweit
Jacquard (vanilla sock pattern) in with different shades of blue
stripes, with Cat Bordhi's star toe.

Jasmin is working on the second vintage Lisa Souza
sock (in The Sea). She is SO CLOSE to finishing test knitting a sweater
for Sandi (from Purlescence). It is knit in Manos silk/wool, in a
lovely olive green.

The Knitmore Girls advise against knitting yourself into hand pain.
It's not worth it, and it's bad for you. If you develop hand pain,
please see a physician.

Jasmin has been doing a little spinning. She is spinning up some of the Crown Mountain Farms Superwash merino in "Atlantis". It's lovely. (If you're not a spinner, Crown Mountain sells handspun sock yarn. You can find it here, but know that you'll be waiting a bit if you order it. Tell Klaus we say hi!)

Contest!

We'll be running our "Do some good" contest through January 1st. Give
of yourselves either on a global level, or a local level and send us an
e-mail about it. (If you give to Doctors Without Borders, please CC us on the email you send to Stephanie.) We have THREE signed copies of Free-Range Knitter.

We will be airing our chat with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka, The Yarn Harlot) in Episode 28, airing on 11/23/2008.

Announcements:

The Yarn Thing/Knaked Knits KAL-CAL deadline has been extended to Thanksgiving (November 27th).

Mother Knows Best:

Cast on a few "brainless" knitting projects for on-the-go knitting.
(During the holidays "high bandwidth" projects seem to fall by the
wayside.)

When Knitting Attacks:

Gigi recommends reading your notes. Carefully. She also recommends
following directions carefully when you're executing a new technique
for the first time.

Review:

Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard.
This is a fabulous book. (DO NOT let anyone make a duct tape dummy of
you. You've been warned.) We love it. Do yourself a favor, get your
hands on a copy.

Jasmin is going to knit the "Favorite Cardigan" with the pink cashmere. (Jasmin engineered underarm gussets for the Gold Bullion Sweater and the Rugby Pinup Sweater.)

(Apologies for the squeaking in the background, Elphie decided this
segment was a great time to play with her squeaky toys, and chase her
tail, and we were hoping that the mics wouldn't pick it up. Niki, on
the other hand, was very quiet.)

[As an aside, the awesome hair stuff Jasmin uses is "DevaCurl". They also have a line for people with straight hair called "DevaCare", but we haven't used that one.]

[Sorry, no links for the "Green Shruggy Thing". I'll look in my
magazine stash and see if I can dig up the name and a picture of it in
Ravelry.]

Gigi loves the "HOAX Fashion Formula" book from the '80s.

Nov 17 2008

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To gift or not to gift?- Episode 25 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:

Gigi finished her Icarus! Also, the Knitmore Girls need to do some serious blocking (including Gigi's "Flamingo Feathers" (really a Peacock Plumes shawl made in pink Malabrigo laceweight) and "Fischu".

Jasmin is still working on her Day-Glo sock #2 and her Mushroom Caps sock #2, and has finished the spinning for her (future) toe-up rainbow socks. Jasmin is also spinning a batt from Crystal Creek Fibers (silk and ramboullet) for Gigi. She's also finishing a sweater for Sandi (at Purlescence Yarns).

Gigi is working on her Neck Down Wrap Caridgan. She's still working on the Coriolis, Upstream socks, and the Zig Zag Slip Stitch socks.

Tika started her NaNoSweMo sweater (Selina from Rowan) out of felted tweed.

The girls decided that finishing UFOs feels good. (Jasmin's zippy UFO boxes can be found here.)

Contest!

Submit your knitting jokes/limericks
by November 7th. Winners will be announced in Episode 26. The prizes
are a signed copy of Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitting (Book One) and A Treasury of Magical Knitting.

When Knitting Attacks:

We talk about taking on too much holiday knitting, baking, and sewing.

Mother Knows Best:

Only knit for people who desperately
beg for knitted gifts. If people don't beg, they won't appreciate it.
(The cashmere socks were the Whitby socks from Knitting on the Road, and Jasmin used the charcoal grey Grignasco cashmere.) This year, Gigi is knitting a Sharks hat for Sam (the Knitmore Boy) out of the Claudia's Handpaint worsted in "Sharks".

Instead of giving kids knitted gifts, give them the gift of time, or books!

Announcement:

NaNoSweMo
- National Sweater Knitting Month. Now is a great time to knit a first
sweater, and Jasmin recommends starting with a baby sweater.
NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month

If you're a US listener (who is eligible to vote) go and vote on Tuesday!

We're taking on official sponsorship. Promote your patterns or your Etsy shop! Send us an e-mail for details.

You can see us posing for Brenda Patipa's "On the Vine" in Ravelry!

Nov 03 2008

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Director's Cut - Rachael Herron

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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

Mar 11 2010

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Prepping and packing for Portland! - Episode 64 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by: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.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.

Aug 03 2009

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Road Trip! - The Knitmore Girls - Episode 2

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In this episode we record on the road. (Apologies for the "ambient road noise".)Jasmin buys a (heir)loom, Gigi knits socks.We talk about ergonomics in knitting, and Jasmin has a crisis as to what to knit with her Noro Kureyon Sock yarn. Any ideas?

Apr 22 2008

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Warming up for Stitches! - Episode 38 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:On the Needles: (00:32)Gigi has a bunch of vanilla socks on the needles. Gigi wasn't happy with her progress on her "On the Vine" scarf, so she has been sitting and doing a repeat every day after lunch, which is working well for her.Jasmin has started Ene's Scarf (which she isn't sure of the pronunciation of) from Scarf Style out of Artyarns Cashmere 1.
(This was part of her half-off cashmere haul.) She has knit the first
eight rows so far. This project has taught her that the rubber Bryson Stitch markers and the Addi lace needles do not mix.Gigi is still working with the Brown Eyed Girl handspun socks. They're not dyeing this color anymore, but if you call Klaus (at Crown Mountain Farms) and ask him for a color that is close, he'll help you out. (Tell him we sent you!)Jasmin has finished spinning 1 oz of Merry Meadows cormo and silk (in spring green). She has spun it very fine, so she's working on Black Magic Woman from Crown Mountain Farms.Gigi has started the Bulky Boot Socks from the Little Box of Socks. Gigi has also started the Scandanavian Sock pattern (also from the LBoS). They discuss the two-handed fair isle technique that Ann and Eugene Bourgeois (of Philosopher's Wool) teach.Jasmin has finished knitting the Santa Fe Wrap. Gigi unearthed an UFO made of Rowan Ribbon Twist (in black/pink), which is now becoming a sweater for Jasmin.While listening to Cast-On, Jasmin was inspired to knit a Modern Quilt Wrap in Noro Kureyon Sock. (Jasmin is knitting hers in color S188.)
Jasmin is knitting hers on size 4 US/3.5mm needles. Jasmin is knitting
it at a tighter gauge and will block it to size for aesthetic reasons.
(Jasmin downloaded it from knittingdaily.com .)Mother Knows Best: (26:55)Stitches West tips!1- Determine your budget.2- Stick to your budget.Strategies: (A note to Dr. Gemma from CogKNITive- our strategies are less helpful than yours for real life.)- Make your wishlist. (Jasmin's includes one of Lisa Souza's batts, some wensleydale, and some polwarth. The polwarth is Meghan's, of Stitch-it fame, fault.)- Gigi will be buying some sock yarn.- Jasmin encourages you to take your list on a post-it.- Go through your stash so you don't replicate colors that you have a lot of in your stash.- Always buy more yarn, rather than less.Tips for shopping the market:-
Gigi walks through the market the first time with the vendor catalog.
If she sees something she likes, she makes a note. She does zero
purchasing on the first round. (Jasmin is the same, but will purchase
if she comes across something on her wishlist.)- On Gigi's second walkthrough, she eliminates items that she's not in love with.- On Gigi's third walkthrough, she starts making purchases. If it was meant to be, it will still be there.- First time attendees: Go with someone who has gone before.- Eat a good breakfast.- Wear good shoes.- Pack a healthy lunch and bring a bottle of water. (Jasmin recommends getting a BPA-free Nalgene bottle and clipping it to your bag with a carabiner.)- Make sure to sit. And socialize!- Shop from vendors who are out of your normal area.- Don't buy yarns that you have access to at your LYS. Hold off on those purchases until the month AFTER Stitches.Holidays with the Knitmores: (43:28)Valentine's Day gift suggestions for knitters/spinners:- A Netflix subscription and/or a Roku box- A bouquet of handpainted sock yarns.- Beautiful knitting/spinning tools- Unusual/beautiful drop spindles. (Jasmin is especially fond of the Golding drop spindles.)- Fiber!- A class- A gift certificate for time to knit, uninterrupted.- Really good quality chocolate.- A lovely mug, and possibly a mug warmer.- A trip to an out-of-town fiber festival.When Knitting Attacks! (49:01)Gigi installs an enclosed zipper BEAUTIFULLY. And backwards.The Crown Mountain Superwash Merino (in Black Magic Woman) is so lovely, even Hana (the Akita puppy) wanted some. (Public Service Announcement:
Do not leave fiber or yarn out where your pets can get to it. Ingested
yarn or roving can cause obstructions which can be fatal to your pet.)Events: (51:47)Go give Tika's podcast, Gives Good Knit, a listen!Come meet us at Stitches West on Saturday, February 28th from 2-4PM in the Purlescence booth!

Feb 02 2009

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Let resting swatches lie - Episode 91 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by: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.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!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.

Mar 07 2010

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Wool, Wool Everywhere!- Episode 17 - The Knitmore Girls

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Show notes soon!

Aug 26 2008

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Have a merry Knitmore Christmas! - Episode 32 - The Knitmore Girls

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This episode has been sponsored by:
On the needles:

Gigi is working on her second Honeycomb sock.
She is also working on a pair of vanilla socks in the "Argyle Socks"
colorway, which she bought at the Pajamma Jammie Jam sale at
Purlescence.

Jasmin laments not finishing anything, and is getting ready to finish stuff. Jasmin continues to plug along on her Santa Fe Wrap.

The Knitmore Girls discuss re-purposing non-knitting items as tools.

Jasmin is still working on her pink Yucatan Orchid Socks.

Jasmin made AMAZING muffins (they had coffee, kahlua, and chocolate). You can find the recipe here.
If you make them as muffins instead of as a cake, bake them for 20 mins
at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and garnish them with a chocolate-dipped
espresso bean.

Jasmin is nearly done spinning the black and gold batt
from Crystal Creek Fibers. Her birthday gift (half of the dozen new
colors of roving from Crown Mountain Farms- the other half are being
given on Christmas).

Gigi is working on the Regia Jet Set socks, in a vanilla sock. She is also on the first sleeve of the neckdown wrap cardigan in Cascade Venezia.

Jasmin bought a cloche from the Mad Hattress in Los Gatos.
She admits that she has never deliberately knit an item for the sole
purpose of felting, but is now inspired to knit and felt a cloche.
(Probably this cloche.)

Gigi is working on her Crystal Cove Pullover out of the Araucania. Gigi is also working on the On the Vine pattern out of the Buffalo Gals yarn.

Mother Knows Best:

Gigi is working on two skills: knitting without looking and knitting faster.

When Knitting Attacks:

Gigi decided to fuss with the On the Vine pattern - the
first time she knit it. Jasmin points out that the unique constructions
that are Brenda Patipa's stylistic trademark make it a little challenging to change her patterns- especially on the first go.

Jasmin talks about her knitting related injury from working on the Henry scarf.

Holidays with the Knitmores:

Jasmin and Gigi get into the holiday spirit! They attended the Sing-along night at Purlescence and had a BLAST!

Jasmin talks about her "holiday mix". This includes the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Carols for a Cure, and the Brian Setzer Holiday CD.

Please continue to participate in our "Do some good" contest- which ends January 1st. (Winners will be announced in Episode 34.)

One holiday request: please write us a review on iTunes!
(You can get there by clicking into the iTunes Store, search "knitmore
girls" and click "write a review".)

Dec 24 2008

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Knitting Elves - The Knitmore Girls - Episode 516

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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     Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you'll receive a hand blended, all-organic,loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like discounts, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving and supporting tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift. Visit plum deluxe dot com slash tea to learn more.

On the Needles:(0:30)

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

Jan 18 2019

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Forensic Knitting - Episode 515 - The Knitmore Girls

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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 just started another year of our fabulous Club Dragonfly – six shipments available with or without bonus swag! It’s not too late to sign up. Details are available on our website.

Come see us at Vogue Knitting Live at the Marriott Marquis in New York from January 25th-27th. We’ll be in booths 906 and 908. From February 21st-24th, you can find us at STITCHES West in booths 706, 708 and 710.

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/knitmore80 and enter knitmore80

 

  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

Jan 11 2019

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A little loopy - Episode 23 - The Knitmore Girls

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Mad skills - Episode 92 - The Knitmore Girls

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week's episode has been sponsored by:


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.


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
".

Mar 15 2010

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One With the Force - Episode 560 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

LoLo Body Care, formally Bar-Maids, creates exceptional moisturizers hand-poured by staff who add a good dose of heartfelt love to each one. Most all their supplies are made in the US, and their beeswax sourced from a local farm. Besides quality, the value of their product lies in that they last a very long time and are loved to the very last bit. They built their brand on being eco-friendly and their new packaging rocks. Their customers and customer service are rare and treasured jewels. They only have one sale annually. It is their time to give back while supporting others to give more. Their annual sale begins Thanksgiving Day, noon and ends December 4th, noon.         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:(0:33)

Jasmin FINISHED her Polwarth pullover. 

Jasmin has reknit the back on the Jedi cardigan .

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect   All socks are done, ends woven in, need to be blocked 

Regia Kidperfect: Garterstitch heels. Ends woven in. 

Jasmin picked up a pair of Halloween socks and knit the cuff (Asfaltsflickan in “Glow Away”)

Jasmin is nearly finished with the color work on Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater (Oliver Sweater) out of

Onyx Fiber Arts DK.

Gigi: Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock. Grey stripes 

Jasmin picked up her Weekender (knit in Lisa Souza BFL worsted in “Blue Spruce”) 

Gigi started the last ball of yarn for the polygon blanket,  Two hexagons done 

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:

Maine Access Immigrant Network

237 Oxford St., Suite 25A

Portland, ME 04101

Events: (15:33)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (needs a catchy hashtag)

- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

- True North Hearts and Hands donations:

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

-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.

If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!

- Grinchalong December 1st to end of December

- Stitches West! Feb 20 - 23

In Stitches (20:20)

Jasmin wore her Polwarth pullover, the yellow citron that Gigi knit.

Gigi: grey Knitmore cowl. Grey Three Color Cashmere Cowl, Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap

Mother Knows Best:(22:42)

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

going through your things

Jasmin will put Patreon subscriptions onto her wish list. 

Jasmin mentions the excellent shoe repair place (FJ Western Wear & Boot Repair)

Craftcast podcast 

When Knitting Attacks: (32:46)

Gigi: managed to twist the cast on row of the Polygon blanket 

Puppies got hold of the grey Knitmore cowl 

Straw into Gold:(34:25)

Jasmin took poor wool and Louet Victoria to preschool for simple machine special project take 2.

And Sew On:(38:23)

Rascals got hold of Taco Dragon and Jasmin did toy surgery.

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College:  Made a new, clean bodice muslin, added more alterations

Made a new beautiful skirt muslin. Need to redo it.   Sleeve alterations.

Final project is a clean sloper. Skirt with waistband and zipper.  Bodice with separating zipper 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 

Assignment was to embellish printed fabric and lace fabric with beads and sequins. Also to use shells for

Embellishment.  Didn’t have any, used washers and bolts for a hem treatment.

Embellished jeans: opened side seam so I have room to work. Next step was couching the crochet cotton

lines onto the jeans. Couching the vines was a big part of the project, labor and time intensive.

Silk ribbon leaves, one Jasmin Blossom, scattered seed beads in red and yellow, a padded pomegranate

appliqué. 

Dec 02 2019

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Chicken Dossier - Episode 559 - The Knitmore Girls

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Taking care of the planet and people are at the heart of everything we do at LoLo Body Care. The impact we’re making on the world and environment is something that we think of with each decision we make. We're working hard to make products that are a combination of the best possible ingredients and innovative technology. If we initiate a small carbon footprint, your purchase continues the small footprint and the planet benefits - which benefits all beings. Support us in big changes and tread lightly with us.       Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We are ending our run as owners and have sold the business to Canon Hand Dyes and White Birch Fiber Arts. If you're in the Washington, DC area, please come to our final holiday party on December 7th at our studio in Kensington, Maryland. More details can be found in our Ravelry group, on our Facebook page or on our Instagram feed. Thank you for 11 wonderful years! We hope you continue to love and support Dragonfly Fibers as it evolves with its new owners.   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   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 FINISHED her Polwarth pullover

Jasmin has finished both fronts and the back on the Jedi cardigan .

Gigi was working on a baby wrap cardigan out of Hue Loco for the True North Hearts and Hands donation.

Body is done. Started a sleeves  Started a pink Wee Envelope. Left sleeve is done 

Jasmin is at the toe on her on her  White Birch Fiber Arts socks in "A Study in Peach, Mint".

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect   All socks are done, need ends woven in.

Regia Kidperfect: these could have been 3 pairs. Lucy Neatby’s garter short row heel.  

Jasmin cast on Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater (Oliver Sweater) out of Onyx Fiber Arts DK.

Gigi: Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock

Gigi wove in ends for a languishing sock. White, gray, blues color stripes in Kroy 

Gigi started the last ball of yarn for the polygon blanket 

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:

Maine Access Immigrant Network

237 Oxford St., Suite 25A

Portland, ME 04101

Events: (15:28)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (need a catchy hashtag)

- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

-Stitches West Feb 20 -23

- True North Hearts and Hands donations:

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

-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.

If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!

In Stitches (17:51)

Jasmin wore her Tangled Yoke cardigan (Talullah cardigan), Mischief managed sockhead cowl,

looped loop cowl.

Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class

Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap, Knitmore cowl

Mother Knows Best:(21:41)

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

getting kids engaged in crafts. Jasmin mentions the Cricket loom

When Knitting Attacks: (29:11)

Gigi: hadn’t worked on the polygon blanket for so long, forgot what I needed to do.  Didn’t

read the pattern. Had to tink the second row because it needs to be purled 

Jasmin- messed up the garter stitch cardigan three different ways. Jasmin miscounted when setting up

the jacquard floats on Genevieve’s Christmas sweater.

Gigi made mistakes on her Wee envelope

Straw into Gold: (34:58)

Took bad wool and Louet Victoria to preschool for simple machine special project.

And Sew On:(45:44)

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College, muslin for the bodice.  Gigi made a new , clean bodice muslin 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 

Assignment said to make lace. Gigi is working on drawn thread work.

Midterm assignment: I put Tulle over the design and basted lines with yellow thread. Used tailors chalk to

copy lines onto jeans, opened side seam so I have room to work . Next step is couching the

crochet cotton lines onto the denim. 

Nov 25 2019

55mins

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Cakesicle - Episode 558 - The Knitmore Girls

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The world is always changing, and it's time for changes at Bar-Maids. After much reflection on the state of the growing world, and the impact humans are making on the planet, we're changing our commitment to sustainability in a much more impactful way, without losing sight of our mission to provide the "best hand-crafted moisturizers that come from the heart." We're also changing our name to LoLo Body Care. It won't be confused with exotic alcoholic beverages any longer but we'll still answer to Bar-Maids just for you! Stay tuned to learn about how we will be reducing everyone's carbon footprint.      

 

  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 is nearly finished with her Polwarth pullover

Jasmin has finished one front and the back on the Jedi cardigan (Joji Locatelli’s baby wrap cardigan) for

Genevieve’s teacher #knittinginthedark

Gigi was working on a baby wrap cardigan out of Hue Loco for the

True North Hearts and Hands donation. Body is done. Needs sleeves 

Gigi  finished the  Regia Pairfect vacation yarn! All socks are done, ends are woven in!

Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock

We pose the Clone swatch question.

Gigi mentions Lois McMasters Bujold. ( The Vorkosigan series is one of her absolute favorites)

We will be collecting hats (locally) to mail to refugees in New England:

Maine Access Immigrant Network

237 Oxford St., Suite 25A

Portland, ME 04101

Events: (15:54)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (needs a catchy hashtag)

- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

-#Grinch-Along December 2019

- True North Hearts and Hands donations:

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

-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.

If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!

  • Stitches West!

In Stitches (21:44)

Jasmin wore her Hamilknit hat, Namu cowl, Breezy Cardigan, Brioche hat from Rose.

Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class

Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap

Mother Knows Best:(24:51)

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

Blocking Wires

We mention Galina blocking Orenburg shawls.

When Knitting Attacks: (39:32)

Gigi: Vanilla is the new black socks out of Patons Kroy. Knitted the leg so long, ran out of yarn. 

Joji wrap sweater: did short rows instead of binding off each row. CocoKnits Tutorial

For sleeves: short by at least 15 stitches each side 

Cast on another sweater.Did get the numbers wrong.  Jasmin suggested knitting the Wee Envelope

Jasmin- misread “10 repeats” for “10 rows”. 

And Sew On:(47:53)

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College, There were so many alterations on the bodice, I can’t see

what I have been doing.  Need to make a new , clean bodice muslin 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. Gigi is working on Pompoms and

tassels.  

Worked on the jeans for the midterm. 

Nov 18 2019

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Shlanket - Episode 557 - The Knitmore Girls

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It’s time for fall, Knitting, and lots of LoLo! Why? All three are connected. Fall weather and knitting both can suck the life out of your skin. LoLo helps keep your skin hydrated & healthy - which means you can tackle that stash and finish more fall projects.

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

For a limited time only, get 9 free meals with HelloFresh. Go to HelloFresh.com/KNITMORE9 and enter KNITMORE9.

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:(0:42)

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect. All socks ate done.

Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new Black socks

Jasmin is nearly finished with her Tundra Jumper out of AVFKW Horizon; first sleeve is done and

attached, second sleeve is maybe 10 rounds from being done.

(#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin

mentions the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which started in September and ended in November.

Jasmin is nearly at the armholes on the Jedi cardigan (Joji Locatelli’s baby wrap cardigan) for

Genevieve’s teacher #knittinginthedark

Gigi cast on a baby wrap cardigan out of Hue Loco for the True North Hearts and Hands donation.

Both fronts and the back of the body are done.

Jasmin mentions our collaboration with Lady Dye Yarns

Jasmin mentions the article about a lady arranging the finishing of a quilt for a deceased quilter.

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:

Jasmin is almost finished with her Polwarth pullover, and she has started the Gatsby shawl

Maine Access Immigrant Network

237 Oxford St., Suite 25A

Portland, ME 04101

Events: (17:46)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (need a catchy hashtag)

- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

- True North Hearts and Hands donations:

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

-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.

If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!

In Stitches (24:13)

Jasmin wore her Dissent cardigan, cottongrass pullover, houndstooth woven wrap

Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class, Nightshirts with

modesty panel. Night cap, Purlbreak Shlanket

Rex wore his Oliver Sweater, and fox hat

Mother Knows Best:(27:12)

This week we answer a question about  labels

We like Labels by Sterling

When Knitting Attacks: (36:41)

Gigi: ready to Kitchener toe.  The stitches she dropped ran.

Dogs ran off with yarn. Took a whole day to untangle 

And Sew On:(41:34)

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College, she sewed the muslin for her fitted waistband.

Also, got started on the bodice alterations    Took in the sides, and took a sideways fisheye dart. 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 

Gigi is working on Tambouring technique. Challenging.  Should order one, instead of trying to fake it

with a crochet hook. The top of Jasmin's hook kept coming off. Glued it into submission. 

The midterm project is supposed to be embellishment and rejuvenation of something out of the closet;

due on Halloween.

Gigi found silk ribbon at Madonna's in Morgan Hill.

Got started on it on Saturday. And she did a lot of swatching

Nov 11 2019

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Personal Stash Dash- Episode 556 - The Knitmore Girls

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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.     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 is nearly finished with her Tundra Jumper out of AVFKW Horizon; first sleeve is done and attached, second sleeve is ⅓ done.

(#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019)

She is discussing sweaters with Rex. Gigi is reminiscing about dinosaur sweaters  she knitted for Jasmin.

They are not currently on ravelry.

Rex also complained about the Fox hat being itchy.  She also mentions the dead fish hat that also shows up

as a shark.

Gigi is working on Vanilla is the New Black socks out of Regia Pairfect.

One sock is done , she needs to Kitchener the toe

Jasmin made some progress on the Jedi cardigan (Joji Locatelli’s baby wrap cardigan) for Genevieve’s

teacher #knittinginthedark

Gigi cast on a baby wrap cardigan out of Hue Loco for the True North Hearts and Hands donation.

Body is done up to the neck decreases 

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:

Maine Access Immigrant Network

237 Oxford St., Suite 25A

Portland, ME 04101

Events: (15:23)

-Clara Parkes

Book talk about her newest book Vanishing Fleece at Book Passage in San Francisco.

Jasmin mention David Reidy's podcast ("Sticks and String")

Westknits Booksigning at A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland on Sunday November 3rd in the evening.

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (needs a catchy hashtag)

- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

- PIQF October 17-20 RECAP 

- True North Hearts and Hands donations:

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

-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.

If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!

In Stitches (22:31)

Jasmin wore her Cottongrass Pullover, and stripey Canon Hand Dyes cowl, the BostonJen Greyhaven hat, sarcastic unicorn cowl, hamilknit hat, squashblossom sprig

Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class

Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap

Rex wore his Oliver Sweater

Mother Knows Best:(26:38)

Emergency preparations 

When Knitting Attacks: (32:48)

Jasmin: follows directions that will drive her to distraction. We talk about two piece sleeves 

And Sew On:(41:34)

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College, she got the muslin for her fitted waistband

Also, got started on the bodice alterations    Took in the sides, and took a sideways fisheye dart. 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 

Gigi is working on Tambouring technique. Challenging.  Trying to fake it with a crochet hook isn't working well.

The midterm project is supposed to be Embellishment and rejuvenation of something out of the closet;

the final is supposed to be sewn from scratch 

Tambouring Hook Zipper Installation

Nov 04 2019

46mins

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You Get An Increase! And YOU get an Increase! - Episode 555 - The Knitmore Girls

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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         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.   For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go 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:(0:40)

We mentioned GISHWHES.

Jasmin did Little Brother and Big Brother hats. She loves Knitcompanion.

Jasmin is nearly finished with her Tundra Jumper out of AVFKW Horizon. Sleeve progress.

(#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin

mentions the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which started in September and ends in November.

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect. Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black socks

Gigi made more hexagons for the Polygon blanket. Finished one more color, only one ball left 

Jasmin is knitting the Polwarth

Gigi mentioned KIno Knits

Jasmin cast on a Jedi cardigan (Joji Locatelli’s baby wrap cardigan) for Genevieve’s teacher

#knittinginthedark. She knitted a wrap cardigan for Rex.

Gigi wants to knit some too, out of Hue Loco Yarn

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:

Maine Access Immigrant Network

237 Oxford St., Suite 25A

Portland, ME 04101

SPOILER: Woolly Wormhead has a new book coming out!

Jasmin cast on the Little Brother Bubbles Hat out of Cedar House Yarns worsted, and completed it.

She also made progress on  Mẹ hat (the autumn vines beret) out of Cepholopod Yarns Codex.

Jasmin talks about the Mouse Christmas Sweaters .

Check Boston Jen's Instagram

Jasmin mentions the Sleep Genius App.

Events: (29:09)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

- #WHINEBECKBINGO

- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

- PIQF October 17-20 RECAP 

- True North Hearts and Hands donations:

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

-Half marathon for the knitting group to work on baby layette. RECAP 

-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.

If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!

In Stitches (43:45)

Jasmin wore her Cottongrass Pullover,LINK and stripey Canon Hand Dyes cowl, t

he BostonJen Greyhaven hat, sarcastic unicorn cowl, hamilknit hat LINK

Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class

Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap

Genevieve wore her Barberry cardigan LINK

Rex wore his Oliver Sweater

Mother Knows Best:(47:55)

This week we answer a question about finding yarn for charity knitting

When Knitting Attacks: (54:29)

Gigi: working on heel increases for Vanilla is the new black socks.  Did one increase correctly,

put the second one in a random spot 

Jasmin tries late night mending.

And Sew On:(58:33)

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College, she got the muslin for her skirt fitted; next step is the waistband.  

Also, got started on the bodice 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 

Gigi turned in beading and sequin Techniques 

The midterm project is supposed to be Embellishment and rejuvenation of something out of the closet;

the final is supposed to be sewn from scratch 

Gigi handed  in a project plan, a description of what we are planning, cost estimate and techniques

Oct 28 2019

1hr 1min

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Planning To Get Messy - Episode 554 - The Knitmore Girls

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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 around the country.

Our last two shows as owners of Dragonfly Fibers are this month. Come see us at New York Sheep and Wool in Rhinebeck, New York and SAFF in Fletcher, North Carolina.

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:(0:37)

Jasmin started AND finished the Namu Cowl by Knitboop out of Lisa Souza Cashmere in

“squashblossom” (#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin

mentions the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which started in September and ends in November.

She loves Knitcompanion

There is a dopamine response that we get from checking off a completed task; I couldn't find a technical term for the specific instance.

Gigi made more hexagons for the Polygon blanket.

Jasmin is nearly finished with her Polwarth pullover.

And the Cottongrass pullover is done.

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect .

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:

Maine Access Immigrant Network

237 Oxford St., Suite 25A

Portland, ME 04101

Gigi knitted an Armley beanie by Woolly Wormhead out of pink yarn.  It has been blocked, still needs

end weaving 

SPOILER: Woolly Wormhead has a new book coming out!

Jasmin cast on the Gatsby shawl by Dawn Henderson out of Ocean by the Sea’s Quill in “Peach Fizz”

and worked on it during “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Events: (19:11)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

- #WHINEBECKBINGO

- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

- PIQF October 17-20

- True North Hearts and Hands donations:

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

-Half marathon for the knitting group to work on baby layette

-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.

If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!

In Stitches (24:04)

Jasmin wore her Dissent Cardigan, and stripey Canon Hand Dyes cowl, the BostonJen Greyhaven hat.

Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class

Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap

Mother Knows Best:(24:47)

2663 - taking photos

Knitting Butterflies & Tightly Spun

Photographing your Knits , 

Franklin Habit's Class

Stephen West

When Knitting Attacks: (40:10)

Vitamin D cardigan: Discovered that it suffered a serious snag. Need to repair it.

And Sew On:(41:34)

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College, she got the muslin for her skirt fitted; next step is the waistband.  

Also, got started on the bodice 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 

Gigi turned in smocking and cartridge pleating samples.  

Working on beading and sequin Techniques 

The midterm project is supposed to be Embellishment and rejuvenation of something out of the closet;

the final is supposed to be sewn from scratch 

We are supposed to hand in a project plan, a description of what we are planning, I think that time and

cost estimates are supposed to be included. 

Oct 21 2019

47mins

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How I Goal - Episode 553- The Knitmore Girls

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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.   For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go 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.  

Episode 553

Bar maids - Erin Lane- HelloFresh-  Infinite twist- Knitcompanion

On the Needles:(0:38)

Jasmin FINISHED her test knit for ThePetiteKnitter (cottongrass jumper) in Malabrigo worsted!

(#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin mentions

the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which starts in September and ends in November.

She loves Knitcompanion

Tundra pullover is growing

When do you lose interest in your project?

Gigi made two more hexagons for the Polygon blanket.

Jasmin is nearly finished with her Polwarth pullover.

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect .

Gigi washed and blocked old projects: Vitamin D cardigan by Heidi Kirmaier

Newsprint cowl,

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:

Maine Access Immigrant Network

237 Oxford St., Suite 25A

Portland, ME 04101

Gigi knitted an Armley beanie by Woolly Wormhead out of pink yarn. 

Needs blocking and end weaving 

SPOILER: Woolly Wormhead has a new book coming out!

Events: (17:57)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

- PIQF October 17-20

- True North Hearts and Hands donations:

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

-Half marathon for the knitting group to work on baby layette

-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.

If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!

In Stitches (24:04)

Jasmin wore her Dissent Cardigan, and stripey Canon Hand Dyes cowl, the BostonJen Greyhaven hat.

Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class

Gigi showed off her Citron, the Aeolian and the Viajante in class.

Mother Knows Best:(28:24)

2662 - Alternating skeins

Gigi mentions the Best Friend Sweater

When Knitting Attacks: (39:33)

Pairfect kids socks: Gigi didn’t like how they look.  Also, She needs to shorten the leg to ankle length 

Soaked the Purlbreak, had issues with red spots on white contrasts 

Vitamin C cardigan: Not sure if I have use for a white wool cardigan 

Jasmin: Hearthstone puppy attack

And Sew On:(45:06)

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College she got the muslin for her skirt fitted; she re-did the back and

sewed it with basting stitches.

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 

Gigi turned in quilting technique samples, and she is working on smocking and cartridge pleating samples.  

The midterm project is supposed to be Embellishment and rejuvenation of something out of the closet;

the final is supposed to be sewn from scratch 

Oct 13 2019

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That Mouse a Cookie Thing - Episode 552 - The Knitmore Girls

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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:(0:34)

Jasmin made progress on the test knit for ThePetiteKnitter (cottongrass jumper) in malabrigo worsted,

finished sleeve 1, finishing sleeve 2 today, worked on the body in the dark..(#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin mentions

the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which starts in September and ends in November.

Gigi made two more hexagons for the Polygon blanket.

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect .

Gigi washed and blocked old projects: Vitamin D cardigan by Heidi Kirmaier

Newsprint cowl,

Jasmin mentions Rex's Oliver Sweater, and the OXO drying racks

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England.

Maine Access Immigrant Network

237 Oxford St., Suite 25A

Portland, ME 04101

Gigi knitted an Armley beanie by Woolly Wormhead out of pink yarn. 

Needs blocking and end weaving 

Events: (14:45)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

- PIQF October 17-20

-Lambtown

- True North Hearts and Hands donations:

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

-Half marathon for the knitting group to work on baby layette

In Stitches (18:16)

Jasmin wore her Dissent Cardigan, and her Aumungea Pullover.

Rex: Oliver sweater

Genevieve: Hearthstone Pullover

Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class

Mother Knows Best:(21:36)

Check your stash first.

Do Stash Fit.

When Knitting Attacks: (28:25)

Pairfect kids socks: don’t like how they look.  Also, need to shorten the leg to ankle length 

Soaked the Purlbreak, had issues with red spots on white contrasts 

Vitamin C cardigan: Not sure if I have use for a white wool cardigan 

Jasmin: Kept overshooting the sleeve decrease while watching “Us”. Spilled a cocktail on the body.

And Sew On:(43:50)

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College she got the muslin for her skirt fitted; she re-did the back and sewed it with basting stitches.

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 

Gigi turned in quilting technique samples, and she is working on smocking and cartridge pleating samples.  

The midterm project is supposed to be Embellishment and rejuvenation of something out of the closet; the final is supposed to be sewn from scratch

Oct 07 2019

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Color Noise - Episode 551 - The Knitmore Girls

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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)

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect vacation yarn, mostly on Addi Sock Rockets

she is planning to knit the feet and then do all the toes.

Gigi remembered how to do Kitchener stitch and grafted the toe of the vanilla socks with afterthought

heels out of Patons Kroy 

Jasmin made progress on the test knit for ThePetiteKnitter (cottongrass jumper) in malabrigo worsted,

started sleeve 1.(#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin mentions

the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which starts in September and ends in November.

Gigi worked on the body of the Rocky Coast cardigan. She was reading her textbook about garments that

hang open in the front, how to avoid that by adding stitches in the front 

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

Jasmin talked about color dominance and the article on Ysolda's blog.

Gigi also knitted another stripe on The Joker and the Thief shawl  #bigbadbergalong,

Jasmin talks about Jacquard floats.

We will be collecting hats for refugees in New England.

Maine Access Immigrant Network

237 Oxford St., Suite 25A

Portland, ME 04101

Events: (19:14)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

- PIQF October 17-20

-Lambtown

- True North Hearts and Hands donations:

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

-Half marathon for the knitting group to work on baby layette

In Stitches (24:13)

Jasmin wore her Sprig pullover

Gigi wore her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class

Jasmin talks about her Tula Toddler carrier

Mother Knows Best:(34:51)

Season change routine. (Air out knits, mend, etc)

When Knitting Attacks: (40:42)

ONE. MISSED. CHART. Stitch.

And Sew On:(43:50)

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College she got the muslin for her skirt fitted. 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 

She turned in the appliqué sampler. 

Next due is quilting technique samples

Gigi mentions 9 patch Cat Stairway to Heaven quilt

Sep 28 2019

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Holiday Knitting Shell Game - Episode 550 - The Knitmore Girls

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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.   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   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:(0:57)

Gigi  worked on the Pairfect vacation yarn, mostly on Addi Sock Rockets

It seems that she is planning to knit the feet and then do all the toes 

Jasmin started a test knit for ThePetiteKnitter (cottongrass jumper) in malabrigo worsted,

(#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin mentions

the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which starts in September and ends in November.

Jasmin mentions Jessie Mae Designs

Gigi also knitted one afterthought heel of the Patons Kroy. Vanilla sock

Jasmin knitted on her  White Birch Fiber Arts socks in "A Study in Peach, Mint”, and cast on a pair of

socks in Valkyrie Fibers “wayward sons” series “baby in a trenchcoat” self-striping.

Events: (7:21)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 

-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov

- PIQF October 17-20

-Lambtown

- True North Hearts and Hands donations:

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

In Stitches (11:21)

Jasmin is wearing her new Houndstooth Wrap (photo above)

Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from her Beginning Clothing Constructions class at Westvalley College

Mother Knows Best:(13:44)

Plan your knitting. Waiting corollary

She likes the ChiaoGoo Needles we got on amazing markdown

She also mentions Aunt Lydia's Cotton

Tell us how you prep! 

Straw into Gold:(29:32)

Jasmin finished her  black and yellow houndstooth wrap in silk that she wove on her  Schacht Flip loom

Jasmin mentions the rigid heddle weaving book book by Jane Patrick

The Weavers Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom

And Sew On:(38:35)

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College she got the muslin for her skirt fitted. 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 

She turned in the embroidery sampler. 

Next due is an appliqué technique sampler 

Also, working on an embroidery with Persian motif, and I had Genevieve help

Sep 22 2019

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Put a Zipper on it - Episode 549 - The Knitmore Girls

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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.   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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Diaphanous! - Episode 548 - The Knitmore Girls

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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.

Sep 01 2019

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Hot Dog and Hamburger - Episode 547 - The Knitmore Girls

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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

Aug 24 2019

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Sobriety Test - Episode 546 - The Knitmore Girls

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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   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.

Aug 18 2019

55mins

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Peachy - Episode 545 - The Knitmore Girls

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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.

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.

Aug 10 2019

1hr 7mins

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Personal Equity - Episode 544 - The Knitmore Girls

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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     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

Aug 01 2019

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Public Knitters - Episode 543 - The Knitmore Girls

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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   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.

Jul 27 2019

59mins

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Social Proofing - Episode 542 - The Knitmore Girls

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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

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

Jul 22 2019

1hr 44mins

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Will Knot Do - Episode 541 - The Knitmore Girls

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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.   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.

Jul 12 2019

1hr 3mins

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