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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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Lovely lovies!

By mariasheaknits - Apr 28 2020
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I really enjoy this podcast because it is informative, playful, smart and about knitting (some knitting podcasts are a bit silly and go off topic). As well, the sound quality is very good. The different segments in the podcast give it structure and I love the gentle discussions and perspectives given as well as the acceptance for all types of listeners. Both hosts give a professional and polished experience that will satisfy all knitting levels as well. I feel very much “at home” when I listen each day. Thank you very much for the time and effort you put into making these podcast for knitters to enjoy. 🧶👍😍

A perennial favorite

By janeamyk - Aug 28 2019
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This is one of my all time favorite knitting podcasts.

iTunes Ratings

1017 Ratings
Average Ratings
856
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32

Lovely lovies!

By mariasheaknits - Apr 28 2020
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I really enjoy this podcast because it is informative, playful, smart and about knitting (some knitting podcasts are a bit silly and go off topic). As well, the sound quality is very good. The different segments in the podcast give it structure and I love the gentle discussions and perspectives given as well as the acceptance for all types of listeners. Both hosts give a professional and polished experience that will satisfy all knitting levels as well. I feel very much “at home” when I listen each day. Thank you very much for the time and effort you put into making these podcast for knitters to enjoy. 🧶👍😍

A perennial favorite

By janeamyk - Aug 28 2019
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This is one of my all time favorite knitting podcasts.
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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!"

Rank #1: And, we're off! - Episode 45 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:


New this week: Cascade Eco Alpaca, and dyed colors of Pure Alpaca, new certified Free Trade yarns from Frog Tree Alpaca, including the new Picaboo, bamboo, pima cotton, and Green Line

DK and Worsted merino from Lorna's Laces.

Administrative: (00:30)

Knit's up has moved to Libsyn. If you're having problems updating your feeds, find our tutorial here.

On the Needles: (2:00)

Gigi is making good progress on her On the Vine scarf.

Jasmin cast on a sock to chase away her bad knitting mojo. She is using
the Abstract Fibers "Supersock" in Newport. (Jasmin and Gigi will be
reviewing this yarn in a later podcast.) Jasmin also discusses working
with the square knitting needles. Jasmin suggests that LYSes should
have "tester" needles so that knitters can try them. (Jasmin refers to
the Addi Turbo interchangeable review episode.)

Gigi is working on the Par Five sock out of the brown Malabrigo Sock.
Jasmin tries to understand golf. Gigi describes golf as "banhoff".

The Knit(more)-A-Long!

Jasmin's: Katarina (by CocoKnits), in Tess Yarns' Silk and Merino.

(Jasmin is knitting hers in one piece, as opposed to the way that the
pattern is written. She talks about how she blocked her Twist.) Jasmin
is knitting this at a tighter gauge than is recommended in the pattern
(Jasmin is knitting it at 5 sts/6 rows per inch) because she disagrees
with both the math in the pattern, the schematic, and the gauge of the
recommended yarn.

Gigi's: Carli (by CocoKnits) in Malabrigo worsted, Burgundy. Gigi is matching gauge and knitting the pattern as it is written, thus far.

They talk about substituting yarns and the need to occasionally recalculate a pattern. They also discuss picking colors.

Mother Knows Best: (30:24)

Gigi and Jasmin discuss warm weather knits; they LOVE the Tess Yarns' Microfiber Ribbon. Some of Jasmin's favorite patterns include the ribbed turtleneck (by Jill Ramos), the chevron ribbed tank by Ann Budd, and the perfect periwinkle turtleneck tube vest from Fitted Knits.

Jasmin seals the end of the ribbon with Fray-Check, talks about the best way to wind it,

Straw into Gold: (42:13)

Jasmin is still spinning Talullah, she wants to knit something with cables (like Mariah). Jasmin talks about "swatching" your spinning. Jasmin is going to use her Maggie mini skein-winder to make tiny test skeins.

Reviews: (46:10)

They review the Malabrigo sock yarn. Four Knitmore thumbs up!

They also review the Leslie Wind cable needle necklace. (Video tutorials can be found here.) Jasmin loved it, Gigi didn't.

Mar 23 2009

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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: Hark! The Harlot! - Episode 28 - The Knitmore Girls

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Nov 22 2008

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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: Do some good, change the world - Episode 26 - The Knitmore Girls

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This episode has been sponsored by:On the Needles:Gigi has finished her Zig Zag Slip Stitch Socks!Jasmin finished her Mushroom Caps socks, and promptly cast on an Andrew-Style vanilla sock (ribbing all the way down the cuff, and the top of the foot) in a vintage Lisa Souza sock yarn in "The Sea".Also, Jasmin had an essay in Episode 70 of Cast-on! (Go listen!)Jasmin is still working on her Sandi sweater in the Manos silk and wool (olive green). Despite how lovely the yarn is, the knots are vexing.Gigi is working on an Upstream sock, and a Foxglove Sock. The Upstream sock is being knit in a fall-ish colorway of Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn (missing the label, of course), and the Foxglove sock is in Blue Moon Socks that Rock in "Tiger's Eye".Jasmin loves wristers. Colleen made her a pair of Fetchings, and later, she knit a pair of theelbow-length wristers from Sally Melville's The Purl Stitch.Jasmin bought a little yarn. She got some Woobu in "In the Navy" and a sweater's worth of Heavyweight STR in "Pride". She also got a FABULOUS cardigan pattern (The Vermont Fiber Designs "Simple Cardigan").Also, if you're knitting socks as gifts, shoot us an e-mail and we'll be happy to send you the label template, free!We got a cafepress order! Gigi got her 1000 Knitters shirt, and we both got Dolores 2008 and "I'm kind of a knitting superhero" mugs to inspire us.Contests:We have winners! (Names are not posted on show notes, but are in the podcast. Winners have been e-mailed.)The "Do some good" contest! We have 3 signed copies of "Free Range Knitter" by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Stephanie has done loads of fundraising for Doctors Without Borders. So, we're asking you to donate to Doctors Without Borders (please CC us on the e-mail you send to Stephanie), knit for charity, give canned food to your local food donation location. (We give to Second Harvest Food Bank.)This is on your honor, so e-mail us once you've done your donating. When Knitting Attacks:Gigi has been flattened by her knitting. Her Knitting Pure and Simple Wrap Cardigan (out of Cascade Venezia) with shaping turned out ... wrong for her. But SO right for Jasmin!Jasmin's yarn refuses to cooperate, despite having been perfectly well-behaved while it was being wound.Mother Knows Best:Gigi found a gem on the German knitting board on Ravelry - putting the information of the socks that you're working on an index card, and wrap a yard of leftover yarn around it for any future darning. Jasmin has firm plastic holders from the Japanese Stationary store that help maintain the integrity of the index card. (You can get these at Maido or Kinokuniya.)Book Review:The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood. Four Knitmore thumbs down. GREAT NEWS!Gigi has a new niece! Desiree had her baby!Team in Training:Our friend Mari talks about her work with Team in Training. You can read about it on her blog, or contact her on Ravelry to give.If you're not on Ravelry, you can contact Mari for details on how to donate atshewalks2008[AT]gmail[DOT]com .

Nov 11 2008

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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: Reviving your mojo - Episode 58 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week:
A wide selection of wheels from Louet, Schacht and Ashford for in-store
pickup or shipment.. Worldwide shipping is available. Mention that
you’re a listener and they’ll include Knitmore Girls swag with your
order.

All new subscribers receive a free gift from Eucalan as our way of saying thanks for supporting Verena Knitting!
Use subscription code: KNITMG
Events: (00:30)We will be at the Sock Summit! August 6-9th, Oregon Convention Center. Portland, Oregon.On the Needles: (2:16)Gigi
thanks Dr. Gemma (and the Fiber Collective) for their hospitality
during WWKIP day. Gigi replies to Episode 57 ("Now with more Sparkle").Gigi
has unearthed a pair of unfinished vanilla socks. She has used a
channel island cast-on. Gigi applies a sewing solution to knit picot
edging. (She recommends going down one needle size, do the picot row,
and then go up to the needle size that you're planning to knit the sock
on.) She is knitting it out of the Fancy Image Yarns in the "Giants" colorway.Jasmin has only been working on her Katarina sweater. She knit the sweater on US size 6 (4mm) needles (in the Tess Yarns Silk and Merino), and is knitting the collar on US size 3 (3.25mm) needles, and is excited about photographing it finished with the Designs by Romi closures.Gigi laments having no "grab and go" knitting. She talks about some new sock yarn (Berroco Sox Metallic) in a denim colorway, with some sparkle. She plans on knitting a pair of sparkly Mesmers.Jasmin has finished a few pairs of socks, and has picked up some new sock yarn. She has picked up some Dream in Color Starry (in Grey Tabby) and Dream in Color Smooshy in Happy Forest. She also picked up some Claudia's Handpaint Silk for some lace knitting.Gigi is knitting some of the Abstract Fiber Supersock (in Lady Macbeth), which she is planning on finishing soon. Gigi is knitting on her second Coriolis (in mystery Trekking), and has ripped back a sweater and is repurposing the yarn into a baby blanket.Mother Knows Best: (24:26)We discuss reviving knitting mojo.Step 1: Stash dive.Step 2: Check your Ravelry queue.Step 3: In Ravelry, go into your "Friends" page, and select the "Friends Activity" tab.Step 4: Profit.Gigi
recommends working in a different medium to kick-start knitting mojo.
Jasmin also recommends finishing off UFOs. Or, bake cookies!When Knitting Attacks: (29:12)Gigi continues to try and work her way through the "Little Box of Socks". She chose a yarn that was too busy for the lace pattern, so the socks have been "auf'd". Gigi's pair of Scandanavian socks (from the LBoS) needed ripping out, because the colorwork was too tight.Straw into Gold: (32:02)This week Jasmin has been dyeing! She likes the Jacquard dyes and the Gaywool dyes.
Jasmin mentions some safety things (ie, don't dye in your cooking pots,
keep your dye pots separate from your cooking pots). Jasmin's order for
dyeing: water, dye, a drop of Dawn to break the surface tension, stir,
vinegar, add wool.Jasmin has finished washing ALL of the fleece for the Lace Gauntlet Throwdown. She has borrowed a pair of the Forsyth Wool combs and a pair of Louet Mini combs and has found the weight of the larger combs to be a slight hindrance. (Check out the sockpr0n blog for tutorials on combing.) Jasmin has ordered a pair of the Forsyth mini wool combs along with the clamp.Bring it On: (43:48)

Sandi and Nathania,
from Purlescence Yarns, talk about trends they saw at TNNA. Fair isle
is the new black! There are loads of new books with modern approaches
to classic techniques (like Twined Knitting, by Laura Farson). There have been technological advances to reflect this, like  the Denise interchangeable crochet set which lends itself to techniques like Tunisian Crochet (and a companion book Tunisian Crochet by Sharon Silverman). Some new books reflecting the fair isle revival include Knits from the North Sea and Norwegian Handknits.

Not to be left out is Clara Parkes' Knitters book of Wool.

The Knit Kit is now coming in black with white accents. Would you like to see it in a stainless steel? Let us know.

Jun 22 2009

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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: Knitting Elves - The Knitmore Girls - Episode 516

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

1hr 14mins

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Rank #12: Fudge or Frog - Episode 498 - 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   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.      Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.       For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit HelloFresh.com/knitmore60 and enter knitmore60

"If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing." That’s what President Obama said, and that’s what we’re doing here at Little Skein.

From now through Election Day, we are running a Sock the Vote! campaign to reach out to everyone and ask you to Swing Left in the upcoming election.

We believe in kindness, lending a helping hand, and equality for all. If you believe as we do, please spread the word.

Knit away your worries and swing toward hope. Sock the Vote kits and free pledge cards are in the shop at littleskein.com. There’s something for everyone.

November 6: Be a voter.

On the Needles:(0:43)

Gigi finished her Purlbreak's last color and is working on the edge now.

Gigi finally turned both heels and did toe decreases on the Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons

Kroy,

She started a new pair in the Sunset Stripe colorway in Paton's Kroy. And got to the first heel increase on

both.

Jasmin made some progress on her Knitmona “creepy crawlies” Halloween socks. ‘Tis the season!

#operationsockdrawer

Jasmin’s Sprig pullover as outgrown it’s 16” circular needles. Jasmin mentions Pigeon.

Gigi finished the  sleeves of the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

The instructions seemed challenging, so she let it marinade, then she did it one step at a time .

Jasmin has finished the hemstitching on her secret project. She is knotting the fringe, then beading it using

Dental Appliance Threaders

Gigi has a finished the pile of preemie hats in blue Regia and needs to make a bunch of pompoms.

Jasmin mentions Paperdaisy Creations

Jasmin talks about vintage Bakelite.

Gigi has finished the sockhead cowl, out of Knitcircus Trampoline, and is looking for another cowl to knit.

She cast on the Ridgeline cowl, yarn from Backyard Fiberworks .  The first ridge is done.

Events: (25:07)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Vogue Knitting Live San Francisco: September 21-23

- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

In Stitches:(29:09)

It’s fall! GET OUT YOUR KNITS!

Jasmin- Resistance Hat

Rex- Earless fox hat, playful stripes

Genevieve- foofy scarf, hearthstone pullover,  all you need is hat

Mother Knows Best:(34:26)

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

about how we stay motivated.

When Knitting Attacks:(47:33)

Ridgeline cowl.  Knit one row too many, had to tink it back

Vitamin D sweater  Picked up 4 extra stitches under each arm.

Review:(51:16)

This week we review : Take Heart, by Fiona Alice

And Sew On:(43:31)

Gigi’s class this semester is Fashion Design II.

She needs to make a muslin for Jasmin to make sure the skirt  fits her.

Construction of high waisted skirt is amazing.

Teacher does You Tube tutorials on sewing.

Sep 14 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #13: Visual Clutter - Episode 530 - 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 Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.   We all have it, we all snicker about it. Fun Fur. Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn. With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends. Pattern available on Ravelry; more info at infinitetwist.com   Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com     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)

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

purple yarn is finished

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

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

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

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

in the "Reservoir Hill" colorway.

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

our Knitmore Vanilla Sock pattern. #operationsockdrawer

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

Events: (16:50)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL will be paused until further notice

- May 18 Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery

- Stash Dash May 24 till August 24

-Until May 24 Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month

-Tour de Fleece July 6-28

In Stitches:(24:05)

- Genevieve: Gryffindor Scarf and hat

Jasmin loves #todaysKnitOutfit

Gigi mentions #memadeMay

Mother Knows Best:(27:32)

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

a pom pom. Jasmin mentions Katrinkles buttons

When Knitting Attacks:(32:00)

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

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

And Sew On:(35:27)

Working on complicated project, a sculptured dress.

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

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

Apr 26 2019

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Rank #14: Just the Thesis - Episode 517 - 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   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.   Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.   Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works withALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.

Episode 517

Bar Maids - Erin Lane - Infinite twist- KnitCompanion

On the Needles:(0:30)

People to follow: @themakersofcolorcollective

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

She finished the knitting on her Parkland Boxy.

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

up considerably.

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

Jasmin enthuses about the Bluster Bay Swift.

Gigi did one more unit for the polygon blanket.

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

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

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

(currently sold out, check back).

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

She mentions her Dissent sweater.

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

Jasmin has finished her Worsted Boxy. Finished AND BLOCKED!

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

Andrew. (Fancy acrylic handle plunger here.)

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

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

constellations.

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

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

Events: (37:29)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

In Stitches:(38:42)

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

Yoke cardigan.

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

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

Brown sweater

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat

-Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

Mother Knows Best:(43:09)

We talk about different ways to organize your stash!

Jasmin mentions comforter bags

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

When Knitting Attacks:(56:44)

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

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

Review:(1:02:53)

Winter Knits from Scandinavia, by Jenny Alderbrant

Jasmin mentions Emily's Tightly Spun podcast

And Sew On:(1:10:41)

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

Mending: changing buttons.  

Sewing one seam per night on the Ribbi Cardi.

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

The Architecture of Women’s Clothing

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

Jan 25 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #15: Team Spoiler - Episode 514 - 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   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:(0:33)

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

Jasmin has made some progress on her Viajiante.

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

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

from Craftsy Gigi wants to work on the Non Euclidian heel

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

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

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

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

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

(Correction: Gigi called them Wristwarmers )

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

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

which matches her Little Red Truck bag from Little Skein.

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

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

Events: (30:19)

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

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

In Stitches:(32:34)

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

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

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

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat, Gone Astray cardigan

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

Mother Knows Best:(36:22)

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

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

When Knitting Attacks:(42:13)

Swatch too small. Gigi mentions the Akerworks tool kit

Review:(44:52)

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

And Sew On:(52:36)

Gigi finished the Grinch bags.

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

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

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

Gigi talks about the postage stamp quilt.

Jan 05 2019

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Rank #16: There is no cure like travel! - The Knitmore Girls - Episode 3

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(Yes, this really is my luggage.)Listen here:This
week, Gigi has startitis and works on her (slightly troubled) t-shirt
sweater. Jasmin is working on her hot pink Ice Queen, and buys some
roving (for science!) at Color: A Fiber Festival.(Vendors we talk about include Tactile Fiber Arts / A Verb for Keeping Warm, Pigeonroof Studios, and Girl on the Rocks.)Travel KnittingTravel
season = travel knitting. When flying, please remember- many of the
decisions are left to the discretion of the individual TSA agents. The
link to the TSA website for the "forbidden stuff" list can be found here.Alternatives
to in-flight knitting include: reading about knitting, listening to
knitting podcasts, or, you know, reading a regular book. (Oh yeah, and
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee -aka, the Yarn Harlot- will be at the Maker Faire on Saturday, May 3rd.)Mother Knows BestJasmin talks about knitting bag/ purse selections. Gigi points out the awesomeness of Knitting Daily.

Apr 28 2008

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Rank #17: Scrambled Eggs - Episode 529 - 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 four more shipments, with or without bonus swag. Speaking of Maryland Sheep and Wool, we’ll be in our usual spot in the outside lower corral on May 4th and 5th. Come see Faerie, our brand-new mohair/silk blend, our show exclusive colorway, Carroll Creek Park and much more! 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. 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.   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.   Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.   Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.  

On the Needles:(0:33)

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

purple yarn  One square out of leftovers.

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

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

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

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

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

She still needs to block the Purlbreak by Stephen West.

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

Fingering in “Squashblossom”.

Gigi picked up the Non-Euclidian heel Socks .

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

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

pattern.

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

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

in the "Reservoir Hill" colorway.

Events: (24:01)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- May 18 (tentatively) Spinning at the Winery

- Stash dash end of May till sometime in August

Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month, April to May

-Tour de Fleece July 6-28

In Stitches:(25:40)

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

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

- Genevieve: Gryffindor Scarf and hat

- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

Mother Knows Best:(27:57)

Why classes, why does Gigi sew?

When Knitting Attacks:(36:33)

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

Euclidean heel Socks.  

Jasmin is attacked by her Polwarth pullover.

She mentions the Directors Cut Ysolda interview.

Review:(44:29)

Dogs on Sweaters

Franklin Habit is teaching a dog sweater class

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

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

Straw into Gold:(51:05)

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

Gigi loves the Sewing Out Loud podcast

And Sew On:(54:21)

Flare skirt done, Surplice done

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

She is watching Project Runway, Season 10

Apr 19 2019

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Rank #18: Finishing Spree - Episode 510 - 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   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.   For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/knitmoregirls.     Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.   Here at Little Skein, we LOVE the spirit of the Grinchalong. So we’ve created a kit for the traditional 12 days of Christmas, which start on Christmas Day. Enjoy 12 days of twinkly lights, cozy times, and easy knitting with our Christmastide kit. It’s the perfect gift to yourself. In the Little Skein shop starting December 1st.

On the Needles:(0:40)

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

figured out what was wrong, and is making great progress

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

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

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

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

Kroy from Craftsy  

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

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

a new sweater to knit .

Jasmin mentions the Tale as old as Time cowl.

Events: (17:33)

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

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

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

In Stitches:(19:08)

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

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

- Genevieve: coronation sweater.

Contest: (24:05)

- Grinchalong 2018 started Dec 1st.

Mother Knows Best:(29:08)

Talk to somebody about your knitting. Or their knitting.

When Knitting Attacks:(37:14)

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

Read directions IN ORDER.

Review:(43:12)

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

Straw into Gold: (51:53)

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

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

She is using Tess Yarns for warp.

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

And Sew On:(1:00:54)

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

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

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

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

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

Two buttonhole machines at school got broken .

Dec 07 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #19: Fail Project - Episode 507 - 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   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.     Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.   Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works withALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.   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.   For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/knitmoregirls.

CA fire updates: we are not affected.

On the Needles:(0:42)

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

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

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

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

Gigi finished the Sweet Stripes, bound off one Sunburst Stripes

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

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

Jasmin is beading the endless fringe.

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

part of the body.

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

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

and Lykke Needles

Little Skein Lady Liberty project bag

Events: (18:54)

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

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

- #Grinchalong starts December 1st

In Stitches:(22:51)

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

Urban sunrise Boneyard

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

- Rex: Lionheart hoodie

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

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

Mother Knows Best:(26:56)

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

Story of Arachne.

When Knitting Attacks:(33:36)

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

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

Sock machine drama

Review:(42:51)

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

Gigi mentions the Zebra cowl

Straw into Gold:(56:27)

Jasmin makes some progress on the Incredibles sweater project.

Spins a little on the 008 Device of Questionable Origin.

And Sew On:(58:32)

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

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

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

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

Nov 16 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #20: NBD - Episode 528 - 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 Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.   Take advantage of HelloFresh’s special offer for 2019. Get $80 off your first month by going to hellofresh.com/KNITMORE80 and enter KNITMORE80.   Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.   Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com

On the Needles:(0:44)

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

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

The yarn came!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

pattern, and worked on it during “Falsettos”.

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

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

Events: (27:54):

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- May 18 (tentatively) Spinning at the Winery

- Stash dash end of May till sometime in August

Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month, April to May

-Tour de Fleece July 6-28

In Stitches:(30:11)

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

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

- Genevieve: Kapuzin hoodie

- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

Mother Knows Best:(32:53)

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

Jasmin mentions Citric Acid.

When Knitting Attacks: (42:48)

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

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

Problems with the scales.

Review:(46:50)

A New Spin on Color, by Alana Wilcox

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

And Sew On:(53:19)

Pinning for sewing: parallel or perpendicular?

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

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

Apr 12 2019

59mins

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Goth's Delight - Episode 588 - The Knitmore Girls

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  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.     Go to HelloFresh.com/80knitmore and use code 80knitmore to get a total of $80 off, including free shipping on your first box. Additional restrictions apply, please visit HelloFresh.com for more details.     When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art? Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off. See the currently available gradients at infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup                 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. 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   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.  

Episode 588

On the Needles:(0:58)

Gigi worked on the calf increases of the Hue Loco knee high socks:

Jasmin is making steady progress on her Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong); she's knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock

Gigi knitted on the (RAVELRY LINK) Flickering shawl  out of grey and Styx in Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock.

Gigi worked some on her speckled fade cowl out of Onyx Fibers Arts

Jasmin has finished the body of her Payne Pullover in Oink Pigments Dapper in “The emperor’s new sweater” and started the first sleeve.

Gigi's preemie hat kit: she is making baby bear hats, and found some white yarn for polar bears.

Jasmin finished her Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts Bulky in “Peppery”

Gigi's Ochre cardigan: She worked on the second sleeve and finished the lace at the cuff.

Jasmin pulled her Cassidy out of the ufo bin and is nearly done with the second sleeve. It is made in Abstract Fiber Miro worsted in the “Rosewood” color way. 

Gigi begrudgingly knitted a bit on Opus the Octopus

Events(24:41)

The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October. Call Hicklebees for a SIGNED preorder

copy of Operation Sock Drawer

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Stash Dash 2020. Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

Fiberworld 2020

Bay Area Fiber Fair!  Ends October 15, 2020

Mother Knows Best:(26:55)

When in doubt, ask someone!

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Oakland's Children's Hospital

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

When Knitting Attacks: (35:22)

Gigi was attacked by her fade cowl.

Jasmin kept misturning cables. Also, she did not check her project page. 

Gigi knitted on the Hue Loco socks, tried them on, the foot was too long. Frogged back

Jasmin plans to finish the Barberry cardigan (RAVELRY LINK) next.

Hue Loco knee highs : .  Two handspans of knitting that need to be frogged

Straw into Gold:(43:53)

Jasmin set her Elsa blue Abby batts

Jasmin set  the cashmere/silk roving from Abstract Fiber

Jasmin started spinning some deep red and deep pink superfine merino/silk

Knits in Space:(46:11)

Five weeks of shark week on the National Geographic channel

And Sew On:(49:52)

Gigi worked on her whole cloth quilt. 

Aug 08 2020

52mins

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Feather Duster - Episode 587 - The Knitmore Girls

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  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.     When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art? Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off. See the currently available gradients at infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup                 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.   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.

On the Needles:(0:37)

Gigi is sewing in ends on finished projects, because she doesn’t need to be engaged.

Six pairs of socks, and three preemie hats. Genevieve helped. 

Jasmin is making steady progress on her Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong);

she's knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock

Gigi is working on sewing in snaps on the Victorian girl coat

Jasmin finished her Cozy Classic Raglan by Jessie Maed Designs in Onyx Fiber Arts Arts “Veronica”. 

Gigi knitted on the Flickering shawl  out of grey and Styx in Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock.

Jasmin has finished the body of her Payne Pullover in Oink Pigments Dapper in “The emperor’s new

sweater”

Gigi is working on a cowl out of Onyx yarn in a fade pattern 

Jasmin started a Layered Cloche from Weekend Hats in The Dye Project/Sea Change Fibers Sport/High

Tide Marl base

Gigi is working on Knitmore cowls, and the Primary colors cowl is bound off using Jeny's super stretchy

bind off

Gigi had set up a preemie hat kit, and she is making baby bear hats

Gigi has started a Ridgeline cowl out of Backyard Fiberworks

Gigi is working on a sleeve of the Ochre cardigan

Gigi is knitting on a tentacle for Opus the Octopus

Events(11:10)

The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October. Call Hicklebees for a SIGNED preorder

copy of Operation Sock Drawer

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Stash Dash 2020. Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen KnitGirllls podcast

Fiberworld 2020

Bay Area Fiber Fair!  Ends October 15, 2020

Mother Knows Best(14:53)

Feed your Inner Child

When Knitting Attacks: (19:35)

Gigi messed up the lace pattern on the Ochre cardigan.

The yarn for the baby yarn bear hats had repeated weak spots

For the Victorian coat, Gigi sewed in fancy buttons with backing buttons. She needs to add snaps,

But  she can’t sew snaps under fancy buttons .  

The cowl in Onyx yarn needs shorter needles, it  is all stretched out 

Review:(26:07)

Modern Heritage Knits, by Christine Danaee

Straw into Gold:(38:32)

Jasmin finished plying, skeined up, and needs to set her Elsa blue Abby batts

Jasmin is finished plying and skeined up, and needs to set  the cashmere/silk roving from Abstract Fiber

Jasmin started spinning some deep red and deep pink superfine merino/silk

Short Rows:(39:58)

Genevieve finished a hat. She is weaving a scarf on a Schacht Cricket loom. She also cast on a preemie hat. 

Knits in Space:(46:18)

Gigi is showing off finished projects, and went on a virtual trip to the big box store.

She is thinking of taking a Tailoring class online, at Cañada College in the fall

Car wash for Rex

And Sew On:(52:30)

Gigi worked on her whole cloth quilt.

Jul 31 2020

55mins

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Zoom Etiquette - Episode 586 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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.

When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art?

Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off.

See the currently available gradients at infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup

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.

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

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.

On the Needles:(0:38)

Jasmin is making good progress on her Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong); she's

knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock. Jasmin mentions the Clapotis

Gigi swatched for the (RAVELRY LINK) Flickering shawl  out of grey and Styx in Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock..

Jasmin finished her 2014 SPAKAL Harvest Cardigan.

Jasmin is nearly done with the body of her Cozy Classic Raglan by Jessie Maed Designs in Onyx Fiber Arts

Arts “Veronica”. 

Gigi is working on Knitmore cowls, and the Primary colors cowl is almost done 

Gigi had set up a preemie hat kit: she is making hats that need pompoms 

Gigi has been swatching for a Ridgeline cowl out of Backyard Fiberworks. She also washed the swatch. 

And cast it on

Gigi finished the washcloth blanket out of acrylic yarn. Washed it in the machine, and it needs ends

woven in

Events(21:31)

The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October. Call Hicklebees for a SIGNED preorder

copy of Operation Sock Drawer

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Stash Dash 2020. Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

Fiberworld 2020  Jasmin mentions Stefan from Saturday Night Live

Tour de Fleece has ended 7.19! #Team Sasquatch

Bay Area Fiber Fair!  Ends October 15, 2020

Mother Knows Best:(25:45)

This week, we talk about yarn substitutions.

Wild Kratts

When Knitting Attacks: (42:56)

Gigi cast on the Flickering shawl. It is  easy, grey and black yarn held together, in stockinette stitch. 

She doesn't like how it looks.  She will make a 4 inch square. If she still doesn’t like it, she will rip it and

use the yarn for something else 

She cast on the Ridgeline shawl on needles that were too long.  She had to wrestle it onto shorter

needles, that seem too short.  

Straw into Gold:(46:53)

Tour de Fleece! Jasmin has set the Targhee/Romney/Angelina from Morro Fleece

for a sweater. 

Jasmin finished plying her Elsa blue Abby batts

Jasmin is finished spinning the cashmere/silk roving from Abstract Fiber

Knits in Space:(48:497)

Gigi's  aunt,  who doesn’t Facebook, asked about her Cancan shawl. They talked about her filet crochet

curtains and Orenburg style blocking

And Sew On:(53:00)

Gigi worked on her whole cloth quilt.

Jul 24 2020

52mins

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Barnyard Episode - Episode 585- The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

  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.     When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art? Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off. See the currently available gradients at infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup                 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.       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.

One minute family update

On the Needles:(1:11)

After a month of concerns about users who have been harmed by NuRav being ignored, we are shifting to adding more content to our shownotes pages in order to make them as accessible as possible to our listeners.

From here forward, we will be putting our projects here on our blog as well as in Ravelry.

Gigi is swatching for a Ridgeline cowl out of Backyard Fiberworks

Gigi is working on Knitmore cowls. She is working on a Fade cowl out of an Onyx Fiber Arts mini skein bundle.

and one out of primary colors from Black Trillium Fibers

Gigi is working on the Ochre cardigan 

Jasmin picked up her 2014 SPAKAL Harvest Cardigan. She has finished the sleeves, and is nearly done

with the bottom edging.

Jasmin is making good progress on her Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong); she's

knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock.

Gigi is working on Opus the Octopus. She sewed eyelids, and is working on tentacles Gigi finished the

washcloth blanket out of acrylic yarn 

Gigi knitted a washcloth blanket out of acrylic yarn

Gigi had set up a preemie hat kit: she is making more baby bear hats (RAVELRY LINK) out of Jamieson yarn and some

yellow yarn, and is knitting plain hats to embroider later.

In Stitches (14:51)

Gigi is sleeping under a Stack and Whack quilt.

She is wearing her A line skirt, using a  burrito pillow case, and also the yellow Cal King quilt

Events(20:29)

The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October. Call Hicklebees for a SIGNED preorder

copy of Operation Sock Drawer

We talk about Drinking French

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Stash Dash 2020. Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

Fiberworld 2020

Tour de Fleece has started! #Team Sasquatch

Mother Knows Best:(29:00)

Just keep swimming.

We reference Dr Gemma

When Knitting Attacks: (32:44)

Gigi : cast on again for the primary color cowl. Making it pool is hard

Gigi: Ochre cardigan. She ripped out the sleeve, and picked up more sleeve stitches at the underarm 

Jamin dropped a stitch on her  2014 SPAKAL Harvest Cardigan.

Review:(41:48)

Cable Knits from Nordic Lands by Ivar Asplund 

Jasmin mentions Elsebelth Lavold

Viking Knits

Viking Patterns 

Straw into Gold:(48:51)

Tour de Fleece! Jasmin is finished spinning and plying the Targhee/Romney/Angelina from Morro Fleece

for a sweater. 

Jasmin finished spinning her Elsa blue Abby batts

Jasmin is half finished with spinning the cashmere/silk roving from Abstract Fiber 

She is using the Schacht Double Ended Electric Bobbin Winder, blue shop towels and oil applicator

Gigi is spinning on the Jenkins Turkish drop spindle

Knits in Space:(54:48)

Jasmin took Gigi on a virtual fabric store visit 

And Sew On:(58:20)

Gigi dug out UFOs. Working on the background of a whole cloth quilt piece. There are feathers with a

grid background. Genevieve is practicing sewing straight lines. Gigi cut fashion fabric and lining for

Grinch bags.  They are black light reactive .She is hand basting the zipper from her Carli sweater

Jul 20 2020

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Curb Treasure- Episode 584 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:54)

Gigi wants to make knee high socks. She cast on two skeins of Hue Loco.

Jasmin is making good progress on her Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong); she's

knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock.

Gigi had set up a preemie hat kit: she is making more baby bear hats out of Jamieson yarn and she found

some yellow yarn, and is knitting bee hives .

Jasmin has finished the Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts, all but the second cuff and is figuring out how to get more yarn to finish.

Gigi is working on the Ochre Cardigan; She is working on the sleeves.

She is working on Opus the Octopus

Jasmin picked up her 2014 SPAKAL Harvest Cardigan. Finished the first sleeve, nearly done with the

second.

Gigi has a genius idea for pulling UFOs

In Stitches (12:22)

Gigi is sleeping under a Stack and Whack quilt.

A line skirt 

Events(13:16)

The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October. Call Hicklebees for a SIGNED preorder copy of Operation Sock Drawer

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Stash Dash 2020. Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

Fiberworld 2020  Jasmin mentions Stefan from Saturday Night Live

Tour de Fleece has started! #Team Sasquatch

Mother Knows Best:(20:58)

Set yourself up for success.

When Knitting Attacks: (32:01)

Gigi : an old UFO managed to unravel partially. 

She connected the eyelids for Opus, the octopus. 

She lost her mojo, and just wants to knit, without thinking 

Jasmin lost yarn chicken for her Cardizen

Review:(37:43)

Big Book of Christmas Knits

Straw into Gold:(53:47)

Tour de Fleece! Jasmin is on the home stretch spinning the Targhee/Romney/Angelina from Morro Fleece

for a sweater. 

She is using the Schacht Double Ended Electric Bobbin Winder, blue shop towels and oil applicator

Gigi is spinning on the Jenkins Turkish drop spindle

Knits in Space:(59:07)

Being together, apart.

And Sew On:(1:05:48)

Gigi finished a basket of sack gowns !

She is planning to alternate bigger projects with NICU projects

Jul 09 2020

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  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. A lot of folks we know are taking road trips this summer. But things are a little different this year, aren't they? Our long-time sponsor, LoLo Body Care wants to remind you to pack your masks, extra gloves, and hand sanitizer. After you've thoroughly cleaned your hands at a rest stop or gas pump don't forget to moisturize! And LoLo has the perfect item for you. The LoLo Twist is everything that you love about the LoLo bar, but with a hands-free experience. LoLo Twist is quick absorbing and so convenient. Slips right in your purse, pocket or backpack. Enjoy the road, keep creating, and do the Twist at LoLoBody.com.

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On the Needles:(0:42)

Jasmin is on the second half of  her Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong); she's

knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock. She loves Annie's Cheese Puffs.

Gigi wants to make knee high socks. Cast on Hue Loco. 4 socks on the needles one pair is past waste

yarn for heels 

Also, Vanilla is the new Black socks for Xmas gifts. I pair in pink Neon Now from a couple of Stitches

ago, one pair in bright striped yellow from a yarn swap. 

Jasmin finished the first sleeve of the Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts, and started the second.

Gigi had set up a preemie hat kit: she is making more

baby bear hats out of Jamison yarn, she found some yellow yarn, and is knitting bee hives .

Gigi is working on the Ochre Cardigan. Judy’s super stretchy bind off for the neckband (this is actually Jeny's super stretchy bind-off, not Judy's).

She has started on the

sleeves.

Gigi wants to make knee high socks. She cast on two skeins of Hue Loco. She has 4 socks on the

needles, one pair is past the waste yarn for heels 

Also, Vanilla is the new Black socks for Xmas gifts. I pair in pink Neon Now from Stitches 2018,

and one pair  in bright striped yellow from a yarn swap. 

In Stitches (23:23)

Gigi is wearing  the A line skirt from Beginning Clothing Construction class from West Valley College, and

she is sleeping under a Stack and Whack quilt.

Jasmin talks about the burrito pillow cases Gigi made for the kids

Events(29:57)

The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Stash Dash 2020. Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

The is some Stash Dash related trash talk

Fiberworld 2020

Tour de Fleece has started! #Team Sasquatch

Mother Knows Best:(35:12)

Do regular check ins

When Knitting Attacks: (40:11)

Gigi found turning the heel on the Vanilla sock challenging. Also, she used thick cotton for waste yarn.

It feels worsted size with sock yarn 

Chewie and Han help with the Match and Move.

Review:(49:21)

Wild Mittens, Unruly Socks 2

by Lumi Karmitsa

Straw into Gold:(57:48)

Tour de Fleece! Jasmin is still spinning the Targhee/Romney/Angelina for the sweater from Morro Fleece

Knits in Space:(59:07)

JAWS at the drive in. Perfecting our experience. Social distance walks. Regular routines.

And Sew On:(1:01:32)

Gigi dug out a box of cut out sack gowns with envelope neckline. She is working on them assembly line

style. Still remaining are draw strings. Genevieve helped by sewing a basting line to help with turning the

hem. 

The saga of missing accessory box: Now that Gigi can use the sewing machine again, she needs to

relearn how to use the computerized machine

Gigi likes to listen to the  Stitch Please! podcast

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 On the Needles:(0:48)

The Kapuzin Hoodie has gone from Genevieve to Rex

Gigi is working on the Pointed Firs shawl in Outlaw yarn: Polwarth, Alpaca, and Possum in a pale grey.

We mention the safety issues with the new ravelry format. Jasmin mentIons the Screen reader accessibility feature on the iPhone.

Jasmin is on the second MC stripe on her Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong);

she's knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock.

Gigi finished the  Knitmore Cowl 2.0 in Alexandra the Art of Yarn. It is grey with raspberry flashes

Jasmin has made some progress on her Cozy Classic Raglan by Jessie Mae Designs in

Onyx Fiber Arts DK “Veronica”

Gigi is working on the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza, with Knitcompanion. She finished the neckline 

Jasmin started her Payne pullover by Helena Bristow in Oink Pigments Dapper in

“The Emperor’s New Sweater”, she’s past the armholes and bust short rows.

Gigi has set up a preemie hat kit. There are hats in various states of construction. She made pompoms 

and finished 10 hats

Gigi set up a blocking station in the garage. She blocked an envelope neck sweater for True North Hearts

and Hands

Jasmin is working on the first sleeve of the Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts

Gigi wants to make knee high socks. She cast on two pairs out of  Hue Loco

In Stitches (24:16)

Gigi is wearing the A line skirt from the Beginning Clothing Construction class at West Valley College. 

Events(26:00)

The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Stash Dash 2020. Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

Fiberworld 2020

Tour de Fleece! 

Mother Knows Best:(27:32)

Teamwork makes the dream work!

Cooperation makes it happen! Sesame Street song.

When Knitting Attacks: (30:38)

Gigi lost yarn chicken.  She needs one more skein for the Pointed Firs shawl 

Straw into Gold:(34:50)

Spinning while listening to Sheepspot live is a great match. Tour de Fleece! Quick training!

Jasmin mentions Morro Fleeceworks

And Stinky and Dirty

Tour de Fleece quicktraining: pick a project, go fast

Knits in Space:(42:02)

Enjoying peace and quiet on the back porch

And Sew On:(46:51)

Gigi's fabric got delivered.

Gigi found a box of cut out sack gowns with envelope necklines. She is working on them assembly line

style. Last step is remaining: hem and draw strings 

The saga of missing accessory box concludes!

She found double sided needles for finishing serger seams, and Genevieve helped 

Jul 01 2020

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Braggadelic - Episode 581 - The Knitmore Girls

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Go to HelloFresh.com/60knitmore and use code 60knitmore to get $60 off your first three weeks,

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We all have it, we all snicker about it.

Fun Fur.

Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn.

With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans

lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends.

Pattern available on Ravelry; more info at infinitetwist.com

Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.

Handwashing is more important than EVER these days. If your skin is getting dry like mine, you need to check out LoLoBody.com. LoLo Body Care has the most effective, long-lasting, best smelling moisturizers available. LoLo was made for the skin you’re in. It deeply moisturizes and penetrates skin which means- it lasts through multiple hand washings. And the LoLo bar comes in a fabulous tin that you can recycle or refill when empty. With over 30 different scents and two sizes, it will be hard to choose just one! Check out LoLoBody.com.

On the Needles:(0:52)

Gigi is working on the Pointed Firs shawl in Outlaw yarn: Polwarth, Alpaca, and Possum in a pale grey.

Jasmin finished her   Embrace Octopus pullover in Oink Pigments “Motion of the Ocean” and “Hibiscus

Kiss”. #projectsweaterchest

Gigi is working on the  Knitmore Cowl 2.0 in Alexandra the Art of Yarn. It is grey with raspberry flashes

Jasmin finished her FoolProof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn, Sun River base in “persimmon” and

“Espresso”.

Gigi is working on the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza yarn, in a denim color with Knitcompanion.

Jasmin is on the second MC stripe on her Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong); she's knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock.

Gigi had set up a preemie hat kit. There are hats in various states of construction.

Jasmin started her Cozy Classic Raglan by Jessie Mae Designs in Onyx Fiber Arts DK “Veronica”

Gigi set up a blocking station in the garage. She blocked Girl Just Wanna Have Fun, and 'Dreas Shawl

Jasmin swatched for her Payne pullover by Helena Bristow in Oink Pigments Dapper in

“The Emperor’s New Sweater”.

Gigi mentions the Fiber Nation podcast

Gigi undid the ugly finish on the Knitmore Depth cowl, Kitchenering it looser. 

Jasmin is working on the back of the  Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts

Gigi has no socks on the needles; she wants to make knee high socks. 

Also, it is time to get started for Xmas knitting

Private stash dash: Gigi is trying to get stuff finished finished finished 

In Stitches (28:24)

Gigi is wearing 2 new nightshirts. 

Events(29:19)

The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Stash Dash 2020. Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

Fiberworld 2020

Mother Knows Best:(31:40)

Sharing good news.

When Knitting Attacks: (38:46)

Gigi's Ochre cardigan had issues.

Also, the Red cowl got worked on.

Jasmin needs to tighten up the raglan decreases on the octopus pullover

Short Rows:(42:40)

Genevieve talks about her knitting

Knits in Space:(47:45)

Drive in movies!

And Sew On:(51:43)

Gigi sewed one more half lined night gown. It needs photos to be finished, finished, finished! 

She dug out a box of cut out sack gowns with envelope neckline. She is working on them assembly line

style.

The saga of missing accessory box concludes!

Jun 17 2020

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Reproductive Labor - Episode 580 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

    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. 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:(0:40)

Jasmin is roughly 12 rounds from the collar of her   Embrace Octopus pullover in Oink Pigments

“Motion of the Ocean” and “Hibiscus Kiss”. #projectsweaterchest

Gigi is visualizing Opus the Octopus.

Gigi is working on the Pointed Firs shawl in Outlaw yarn: Polwarth, Alpaca, Possum in a pale, smoky grey.

Jasmin is ¾ finished with her FoolProof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn, Sun River base in “persimmon”

and “Espresso”.

Gigi is knitting a Knitmore Cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn. It is grey with raspberry flashes 

She is writing writing up the pattern as she knits.

Jasmin is working on the back of the  Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts

Gigi is working on the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza yarn, in St. Louis Blues with Knitcompanion.

Jasmin is still on the first CC stripe on her Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong)

Gigi finished the Clockwork by Stephen West, in grey and white Oink Pigments yarn.

Gigi blocked a Girls Just Wanna Have Fun shawl, by Afifa for a friend

Gigi had set up a preemie hat kit. There are hats in various states of construction.

Gigi set up a blocking station in the garage 

Private stash dash: Gigi is trying to get stuff finished finished finished 

In Stitches (21:29)

Gigi is wearing a cozy half lined night shirt.

Jasmin talks about wearing her caftan and Southern Comfort

Events(25:14)

The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Stash Dash 2020 Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

Fiberworld 2020

Mother Knows Best:(27:48)

Do it, even if the circumstances aren’t perfect

Here's the link to our Black Lives Matter instagram highlight

The CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall

Lois and Clark, the new adventures of Superman

When Knitting Attacks: (35:26)

Jasmin missed some stitches on her Embrace Octopus

Gigi's Ochre Cardigan was challenging

Gigi's Sewn bowl cozy, came out worse for wear from the wash

She kitchenered a cowl,  in the Fiberseed Knitmore colorway with intentional pooling.

Jasmin mentioned the Presser foot for sewing curves

Knits in Space:(43:31)

Virtual sleepover! SO MUCH FUN!

Virtual Blocking Session

And Sew On:(47:53)

Gigi sewed quilting lines into the bowl cozy.

She took photos of the half lined night gowns 

Gigi finished yet another half lined night shirt

Jun 13 2020

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Mourning - Episode 579 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

    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.   Indie Dyed Yarns, Hand Knit & Crochet Items and Accessories  Here at Mitchell's Creations: Handmade = Quality, Time, & Love.  

 

  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.

On the Needles:(0:40)

Gigi is working on the Pointed Firs shawl in Outlaw yarn: Polwarth , Alpaca, Possum in a pale, smoky grey.

Jasmin finished the second sleeve and joined it to the body for her  Embrace Octopus

pullover in Oink Pigments “Motion of the Ocean” and “Hibiscus Kiss”. #projectsweaterchest

Gigi is working on Opus the Octopus.

Jasmin is ¾ finished with her FoolProof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn, Sun River base in “persimmon”

and “Espresso”.

Gigi started a Knitmore Cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn. It is grey with raspberry flashes 

She is writing writing up pattern as she knits.

Jasmin is working on the Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts

Gigi is working on he Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza yarn, in a denim color with Knitcompanion.

Jasmin started the first CC stripe on her Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong)

Gigi finished the Clockwork by Stephen West, in grey and white Oink Pigments yarn.

Gigi had set up a preemie hat kit. There are hats in various states of construction.

In Stitches (17:07)

Gigi is wearing the A-line skirt she made in the Beginning Clothing Construction at West Valley College,

and a grey floral dress from ages ago. Jasmin suggests Butt shorts  and Gigi is thinking about

Cat Bordhi wristers

Jasmin wore a polka dot dress that Gigi made ages ago

Events(21:48)

The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Stash Dash 2020 Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

Fiberworld 2020

Mother Knows Best:(23:53)

Jasmin mentions Sasha Torres' podcast Sheepspot

Jasmin mentions Project Cornerstone.

Here's the link to our Black Lives Matter instagram highlight

The CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall

When Knitting Attacks: (31:45)

Gigi was attacked by the Pointed Firs.

Gigi's Sewn bowl cozy.  It came out worse for wear from the wash

Jasmin joined the sleeves on the WRONG SIDES of her octopus pullover

Knits in Space:(40:33)

Making, making, making. Sharing.

Ben and Jerry's Sweet Cream base recipe.

Oxo Julienne Peeler

The Perfect Scoop

Cuisinart 2 qt ice cream maker 

Pawley studio (pie plate)

And Sew On:(50:36)

Gigi finished the embroidery project from the Couture Embellishments class.

Gigi finished the third half-lined nightshirt, but needs to take pictures 

The saga of the missing box of  presser feet continues.

Gigi needs to make a sturdy copy of the sloper on a polypropylene sheet from Tap Plastic 

Jun 06 2020

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Rabid Hyena - Episode 578 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

    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.     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   Lisa has her own vision of the world and the colors in these hand dyed mill spun yarns are from deep in her imagination or from just outside, in her gardens, where Mother Nature gets it right. Three decades of taking fleeces through all forms of preparation have led to the conclusion that life is too short to spin with second rate fibers and so everything that you find within this section is pure heaven to spin. From long wools to downy cashmere, you can feel confident that they are the best that can run through your fingers.   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

 

  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.

On the Needles:(0:43)

Jasmin finished the first sleeve and is about halfway through the second on her her Embrace Octopus

pullover in Oink Pigments “Motion of the Ocean” and “Hibiscus Kiss”. #projectsweaterchest

Gigi is working on Opus the Octopus. Two tentacles  are done. She finished four eye lids.

We mention an article in Threads Magazine on pressing while sewing (article is no longer available) 

Jasmin cast on a Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong) in Black Cat Fibers Nomad

Sock “Copyrights”.

Jasmin needs to think about her FoolProof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn,

Sun River base in “persimmon” and “Espresso”.

Gigi is working on he Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza yarn, in a denim color with Knitcompanion.

Jasmin is working on the Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts

Gigi is working on the Clockwork by Stephen West, in grey and white Oink Pigments yarn.

The stripes are done, she needs to finish the border. 

Gigi cast on the herringbone shawlPointed Firs in Outlaw yarn: Polwarth , Alpaca, Possum in

a pale smoky grey. 

Jasmin has finished her Ursa pullover in Knitted Wit Aran Shimmer

Gigi had set up a preemie hat kit. She knitted a bunch, cast on some more, and they are in various

states of construction.

Three hats are finished. 

In Stitches (28:38)

#MeMadeMay is almost over! Jasmin is wearing a dress that Gigi made in the Draping class at West

Valley College, and some Southern Comfort

by LoLo Body Care.

Gigi is wearing the A-line skirt she made in the Beginning Clothing Construction at West Valley College.

Events(33:10)

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Stash Dash 2020 Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

Fiberworld 2020

Mother Knows Best:(38:50)

Nothing is too hard!

When Knitting Attacks: (46:26)

Gigi was attacked by the Pointed Firs, Ochre cardigan, and Clockwork.

Jasmin is working on the Octopus sweater.

Blueprint/Craftsy is going out of business

Straw into Gold:(53:07)

Spinning with Rex, winding bobbins.

Knits in Space:(55:10)

Birds of Prey soundtrack!

Jasmin has started a quarantine journal, and a quarantine cookbook. Also Quarantinis!

And Sew On:(59:13)

Gigi is working on the embroidery project from the Couture Embellishments class. It is a Persian floral

motif.

Gigi finished the third half-lined nightshirt, but needs to weave in ends. 

The saga of the missing box of  presser feet continues.

Korean pattern saga: Gigi dug out a pink and red  floral from the stash, washed and dried it. She wants to

use the sloper from last semesters class. She ordered a book from the teacher on how to use the sloper. 

May 26 2020

1hr 7mins

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Hurricane Technique - Episode 577 - The Knitmore Girls

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    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.     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    We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy!      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.  

On the Needles:(0:42)

Jasmin is almost at the armholes on her Embrace Octopus pullover in Oink Pigments “Motion of the

Ocean” and “Hibiscus Kiss”. #projectsweaterchest

Gigi dug out Opus the Octopus. Two tentacles  are done. This is my weekend knitting 

Jasmin is working on the back of her Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts

Gigi is working on he Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza yarn, in a denim color with Knitcompanion

Jasmin has finished both sleeves and is nearly finished with the body of her Ursa pullover in

Knitted Wit Aran Shimmer

Gigi is working on Clockwork by Stephen West, in grey and white Oink Pigments yarn.

Gigi cast on the Versaci herringbone shawl Pointed Firs in Outlaw yarn: Polwarth , Alpaca, Possum in

a pale smoky grey.  The pattern is visible

Jasmin is working on the Foolproof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn "Sun River" in "Espresso" and "Persimmon". 

Gigi set up a preemie hat kit. Knitted one, it needs a pompom.  3 are finished 

In Stitches (13:19)

#MeMadeMay is coming up: Gigi wore a nightgown!

Events(14:17)

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Jasmin got a processed fleece from Morro Fleeceworks that she bought at last year's Spinning at the Winery 

Stash Dash 2020 Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

Fiberworld 2020

Mother Knows Best:(17:32)

Go big, since you’re already home. Try something new and outrageous with your knitting/baking/styling. 

When Knitting Attacks: (24:20)

Gigi was attacked by her Pointed Firs

Knits in Space:(29:50)

Taking walks and laughing with Sam. 

Dr Gemma does Instagram Lives

Sasha of Sheepspot does Instagram lives

Pawley Studios does a Twitch stream

Jam PDX

Missouri Quilt Company tutorials

And Sew On:(36:23)

Gigi is almost finished with the third half-lined nightshirt, she did the coverstitching. She tells the  

saga of the missing box with presser feet. 

She got beautiful fabric from Joanne’s, ordered a pattern. 

May 26 2020

47mins

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Cinderella Dress - Episode 576 - The Knitmore Girls

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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.     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

 

  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.

On the Needles:(0:41)

Gigi finished the knitted-on lace border for the French Cancan

Jasmin is almost at the armholes on her Embrace Octopus pullover in Oink Pigments “Motion of the

Ocean” and “Hibiscus Kiss”. #projectsweaterchest

Gigi dug out Opus the Octopus.

Gigi likes her Ott-lite, and Jasmin likes her fancy Ott-lite.

Gigi is working on the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza yarn, in a denim color with Knitcompanion

She is having a hard time getting used to technology 

Jasmin is nearly finished with the first half of a FoolProof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn,

Sun River base in “persimmon” and “Espresso”.

Jasmin is working on the Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts

Gigi finished Vanilla is the New Black sock in Plymouth Yarn, Superwash merino Nylon and Lurex

She found some Hue Loco sock yarn 

Jasmin has her Musselburgh hat in her purse.

Gigi is working on the Clockwork by Stephen West, in grey and white Oink Pigments yarn.

Jasmin is enthusing about black yarn with a rainbow (Veronica from Onyx Fiber Arts)  and she mentioned the Classic Cozy Raglan

Gigi is knitting  preemie hats again

Gigi cast on the Pointed Firs  shawl in Outlaw yarn: Polwarth , Alpaca, Possum in a pale smoky grey.

Jasmin has finished both sleeves and is nearly finished with the body of her Ursa pullover in

Knitted Wit Aran Shimmer

Gigi set up a preemie hat kit. She knitted one, it needs a pompom.

In Stitches (21:25)

Gigi: has gotten out her summer stuff . #MeMadeMay is coming up; Gigi wore an old nightgown she sewed.

Events(25:09)

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Virtual Vogue Knitting Live

Stash Dash 2020 Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

Fiberworld 2020

Mother Knows Best:(27:41)

Treat yourself. Something small. A good smell, a favorite meal. We mention Dr Gemma's Daily tips.

Please share the small things you are doing, and your small treats in this weeks thread.

When Knitting Attacks: (35:43)

Gigi ripped back the Ochre cardigan again.

Gigi started the Pointed Firs, she loves the yarn, the light color does show the pattern. 

She needed to start it three more times anyway 

Knits in Space:(40:21)

Some Good News! A great way to start your day.

And Sew On:(43:04)

Gigi is almost finished with two half-lined nightshirt, she did the coverstitching; 

She told the saga of the box of presser feet. 

But she found two stippled pieces for sofa cushions, and is planning a quartet of quilts

May 18 2020

51mins

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Bag of Holding - Episode 575 - The Knitmore Girls

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This episode is sponsored by:

    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.   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.

On the Needles:(0:37)

Gigi is working on the knitted-on lace border for the French Cancan.

Only about 50 shawl stitches left. She needs to pay attention and count.

Our book, Operation Sock Drawer is scheduled to be published at the end of September!

Jasmin is roughly a handspan into her Embrace Octopus pullover in Oink Pigments “Motion of the Ocean”

and “Hibiscus Kiss”. #projectsweaterchest

Gigi dug out Opus the Octopus. One tentacle is done. This is weekend knitting.

Jasmin finished her Quadrat Pullover by Beautia Dew in The Dye Project’s Ecola

Worsted in “Painted Lady”. Which is a butterfly, not a flower.

Jasmin is nearly finished with the first half of a FoolProof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn,

Sun River base in “persimmon” and “Espresso”.

Gigi is finishing another Vanilla is the New Black sock in Plymouth Yarn, Superwash merino Nylon and

Lurex.  She needs to bind off the toe. She is not totally out of sock yarn, she bought some Hue Loco at

Stitches.

Gigi is working on the Clockwork by Stephen West, in grey and white Oink Pigments yarn.

Jasmin is nearly at the armholes of her Ursa pullover in Knitted Wit Aran Shimmer

Gigi cast on the Versaci herringbone shawl Pointed Firs in Outlaw yarn: Polwarth , Alpaca, Possum

Gigi finished a Malabrigo cowl in bright blue. It needs blocking 

Gigi started the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza yarn, super wash merino rayon bamboo 

in a denim color with Knitcompanion

She is having a hard time getting used to technology 

Gigi finished a bright blue Malabrigo cowl

In Stitches (27:04)

Gigi: has gotten out her summer stuff . #MeMadeMay is coming up; Gigi wore a me-made nightgown

Events(31:11)

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Virtual Vogue Knitting Live

Mother Knows Best:(33:32)

Grant a wish (Positive Discipline)

When Knitting Attacks: (38:18)

Gigi was attacked by her Ochre cardigan, fade cowl, and Pointed Firs.

Knits in Space:(44:00)

Jasmin baked cookies with Lady Dye Diane live, seamed Quadrat with friends on zoom.

And Sew On:(47:36)

Gigi is almost finished with two half-lined nightshirt, it needs coverstitching; She cut the third one 

Gigi is working on a floral embroidery project from her Couture Embellishment class.

Gigi dug out the pattern of the A-line skirt from the Beginning Clothing Construction class. 

She is planning to make four more with stashed fabric. She is working on a lovely black on

black, discrete leopard print.  

Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events

The Cover stitch machine is set up.

May 10 2020

56mins

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Normal is Relative - Episode 574 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

    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.     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     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.       Are you still sipping coffee out of that Denny’s cup you stole in college? It’s time to get mugged with Pawley Studios! Find the perfect mug to keep your beverage warm while binge-watching Netflix or for that 20 oz. “one” glass of wine. We don’t judge. Get your own nerdy, funny or punny mug with our over 400 phrases and logos, or you can customize our handmade ceramics for your home or business. Let Pawley Studios help you find your new favorite mug today. Find us at Pawleystudios.com/knitmoregirls

On the Needles:(0:39)

Gigi is working on the knitted-on lace border for the French Cancan.The right angle eats up 4 shawl

stitches per repeat. She needs to pay attention and count.

Our book, Operation Sock Drawer is scheduled to be published at the end of September!

Jasmin swatched and cast on her Embrace Octopus pullover in Oink Pigments “Motion of the Ocean”

and “Hibiscus Kiss”. Ready for colorwork. #projectsweaterchest

Gigi started the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza yarn, in a denim color with Knitcompanion

She is having a hard time getting used to technology 

Jasmin is about to finish her Quadrat Pullover by Beautia Dew in The Dye Project’s Ecola

Worsted in “Painted Lady”. Which is a butterfly, not a flower.

Gigi is working on another Vanilla is the New Black sock in Plymouth Yarn, Superwash merino Nylon and

Lurex.  

Jasmin is nearly finished with the first half of a FoolProof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn,

Sun River base in “persimmon” and “Espresso”.

Gigi is working on the Clockwork by Stephen West, in grey and white Oink Pigments yarn.

Jasmin mentions Canon Hand dyes does fraternal sockyarn;  Jasmin mentions the knitty's

Helix socks

Knitting at Jasmin’s house 

12:12 DEAD AIR

Gigi finished a Malabrigo cowl in bright blue. It needs blocking 

Gigi cast on the Versaci herringbone shawl Pointed Firs in Outlaw yarn: Polwarth , Alpaca, Possum

Jasmin started her Ursa pullover in Knitted Wit Aran Shimmer

Gigi is working on Clockwork

Jasmin is knitting on Bleideag by Ysolda Teague in Westwool Bicycle.

Gigi finished a bright blue Malabrigo cowl

In Stitches (20:49)

Jasmin has been wearing a different handknit sweater each day, and featuring them on Instagram under

the #todaysknitoutfit hashtag

Gigi: has gotten out her summer stuff . Me Made May is coming up 

Gigi wore the A line skirt from her beginning sewing class and a nightgown, and Jasmin wore a

flared skirt that Gigi made, paired with a top out of ribbon from Tess yarns

Events(24:56)

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Virtual Maryland Sheep and Wool

Virtual Vogue Knitting Live

Mother Knows Best:(26:15)

You are the boss of you

Dr Gemma has strategies and coping skills

Jasmin recommended The Perfect Scoop (ice cream recipe book) 

When Knitting Attacks: (30:40)

Gigi worked on the French Can-can while watching tv

Gigi's fade cowl  gave her a hard time, so she  ripped it back. The yarn needs stockinette stitch to shine. 

Gigi started the Pointed Firs, she loves the yarn, the dark color doesn’t show the pattern at all.

Jasmin worked on the Quadrat  pullover, but did the cuff in needles that were too big

Straw into Gold:(34:39)

Jasmin spins with Sasha from Sheepspot, roving from Morro Fleece works for a Cozy Classic Raglan

Happy Podcastiversary!

Knits in Space:(43:06)

Gigi enjoyed her zoom knitting group 

Gigi watches YouTube videos. She liked He Sewed She Sewed

Jasmin and the kids took goodies to the teachers and doorbell ditched them.

Review:(46:54)

Harry Potter Knits

And Sew On:(1:05:45)

Gigi is almost finished with a the half-lined nightshirt, it needs coverstitching 

She cut the next one in a blue and cream fabric with a paisley print. 

Gigi is working on a floral embroidery project from her Couture Embellishment class.

Gigi dug out the pattern of the A line skirt from the Beginning Clothing Construction class. 

She is planning to make four with stashed fabric. She is working on a lovely  black on

black, discreet leopard print.  

Apr 30 2020

1hr 10mins

Play

Gentle with your Baking - Episode 573 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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. 

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.

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.

 

Are you still sipping coffee out of that Denny’s cup you stole in college? It’s time to get mugged with Pawley Studios! Find the perfect mug to keep your beverage warm while binge-watching Netflix or for that 20 oz. “one” glass of wine. We don’t judge. Get your own nerdy, funny or punny mug with our over 400 phrases and logos, or you can customize our handmade ceramics for your home or business. Let Pawley Studios help you find your new favorite mug today. Find us at Pawleystudios.com/knitmoregirls

 

    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

On the Needles:(0:39)

Gigi is working on the knitted-on lace border for the French Cancan.The right angle eats up 4 shawl

stitches per repeat.

Jasmin swatched and cast on her Embrace Octopus pullover in Oink Pigments “Motion of the Ocean”

and “Hibiscus Kiss” #projectsweaterchest

Gigi started the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza yarn, in a denim color with Knitcompanion

Jasmin is on the second sleeve of her Quadrat Pullover by Beautia Dew in The Dye Project’s Ecola

Worsted in “Painted Lady”. Which is a butterfly, not a flower.

Gigi mentions Boston Jen's Dishcloth/ Goodreader  tutorial

Gigi  finished another pair of the Vanilla is the New Black socks, out of Patons Kroy yarn with  

pretty pale green stripes. Gigi is working on another Vanilla is the New Black sock in Plymouth Yarn,

Superwash merino Nylon and Lurex.  

Gigi is working on a fade cowl .

Jasmin cast on a FoolProof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn, Sun River base in “persimmon” and

“Espresso”.

Gigi swatched and cast on for Clockwork by Stephen West, in grey and white Oink Pigments yarn.

She came up with an idea how not to have bunching with slipped stitches 

Jasmin has made some progress on her CardiZen by Denise Bayron in Onyx Fiber Arts Bulky in the

“Pepper” colorway.

Gigi is working on a Malabrigo cowl in bright blue. 

Gigi is working on a floral embroidery project from her Couture Embellishment class.

In Stitches (23:35)

Jasmin has been wearing a different handknit sweater each day, and featuring them on Instagram under

the #todaysknitoutfit hashtag

Gigi: sleeping hat, loudest color socks

Genevieve: Hearthstone pullover

Anna sweater

Events(25:11)

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Virtual Maryland Sheep and Wool

Mother Knows Best:(27:23)

Be kind to yourself! Be gentle with your body.  

When Knitting Attacks: (31:43)

Gigi worked on the French Can-can while zooming with friends.

Gigi's fade cowl  gave her a hard time. 

Knits in Space:(36:13)

Jasmin baked scones with Lady Dye Diane on IG live. Cream Scones from the Joy of Cooking

And Sew On:(42:53)

Gigi is working on an old UFO, a white on black toile print, a flared skirt with lining. Done 

Jasmin finished installing a dual separating zipper on her Carli cardigan. Tutorial in highlights on

instagram and in the Mariah project page.

Gigi finally found the Carli cardigan and the zipper.  She put it on the dress form and pinned the zipper in

place, and then decided to machine sew

Jasmin did her first bit of visible mending on a comforter, and sewed her Sterling labels into some of

her finished knits.

Gigi started sewing half-lined nightshirts 

Apr 23 2020

56mins

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Placidough Doughmingo - Episode 572 - The Knitmore Girls

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Alexandra the Art of Yarn is an independent yarn company, nestled in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley, taking pleasure in providing you with very unique customized hand dyed yarns. We love to make hand crafted colorways just for you and your customers while always searching for new luxury yarns and fibers that you will enjoy. 

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. 

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.

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

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.

On the Needles:(0:37)

Gigi finally figured out bead placement, and started the knitted-on lace border for the French Cancan

The right angle eats up 4 shawl stitches per repeat.

Jasmin finished  her Weekender pullover in Lisa Souza Blue Faced Leicester Worsted in Spruce green

while on video chat. #projectsweaterchest

Gigi swatched for the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza, in a denim color 

Jasmin is more than half done with her Quadrat Pullover by Beautia Dew in

The Dye Project’s Ecola Worsted in “Painted Lady”. 

Gigi  finished another pair of the Vanilla is the New Black socks, out of Patons Kroy with black, red

and brown stripes. She is working on the last pair of the amazing sale Patons Kroy yarn with  

pretty pale green stripes. Gigi is working on another

Vanilla is the New Black sock in Plymouth Yarn, Superwash merino Nylon and Lurex.  

Jasmin cast on a FoolProof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn, Sun River base in “persimmon” and

“Espresso”.

Gigi is swatching for a fade cowl .

Jasmin cast on a CardiZen by Denise Bayron in Onyx Fiber Arts Bulky in the “Pepper” colorway.

Gigi swatched and cast on for Clockwork by Stephen West, in grey and white Oink Pigments yarn.

In Stitches (13:51)

Jasmin has been wearing a different handknit sweater each day, and featuring them on Instagram under

the #todaysknitoutfit hashtag

Gigi: sleeping hat, loudest color socks , 

Genevieve: Hearthstone pullover

Events(18:50)

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Purloined:(19:44)

What are you stalking? from The Yarniacs 

Mrs Watson by Martina Behm. 

Mother Knows Best:(22:53)

Reach out and touch someone by phone

Jasmin starts the day with the Sheepspot live and ends it with Dr Gemma's live in the evening 

When Knitting Attacks: (28:04)

Gigi thought she had figured out bead placement on the French Cancan. She didn’t like beads in the

chain of knitted stitches next to the lace. 

Gigi swatched for a fade cowl, then she swatched again with fingering yarn, because she had pulled out

the first fingering swatch, put the needles away and not taken notes. She repeatedly pulled out the toe

decreases for a VITNB sock.

Knits in Space:(35:14)

Sourdough starter love.

We really like LoloBars

And Sew On:(42:02)

Gigi is working on an old UFO, a white on black toile print, a flared skirt with lining.

Jasmin is installing a dual separating zipper on her Carli cardigan. Tutorial in highlights on instagram and

in the Mariah project page.

Gigi finally found the Carli cardigan and the zipper.  She put it on the dress form and pinned the zipper in

place, and then decided to machine sew it.

Apr 15 2020

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

Alexandra the Art of Yarn is an independent yarn company, nestled in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley, taking pleasure in providing you with very unique customized hand dyed yarns. We love to make hand crafted colorways just for you and your customers while always searching for new luxury yarns and fibers that you will enjoy. 

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. 

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.

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.

Sincere Sheep offers high quality, breed-specific wool in a truly stunning palette of natural color.

On the Needles:(0:35)

Gigi swatched for the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza Superwash rayon Bamboo,

"St Louis Blues" . 

Jasmin has been working on her Weekender pullover in Lisa Souza Blue Faced Leicester Worsted in

Spruce green while on video chat. She’s finished the body and on the cuff of the first sleeve.

Gigi  is working on yet another pair of the Vanilla is the New Black socks, out of Patons Kroy, with

black, red and brown stripes. Gigi is also working on the last pair of the amazing sale Patons Kroy yarn with pretty pale green stripes. Gigi as also cast on another Vanilla is the New Black

out of Plymouth Stiletto Yarn. #operationsockdrawer

Jasmin started (and is making great progress) on her Quadrat Pullover by Beautia Dew in The Dye Project’s

Ecola Worsted in “Painted Lady”. #ProjectSweaterChest

Jasmin swatched for her Ursa in Knitted Wit Aran Shimmer in Peachberry Sparkle.

Gigi is swatching for a Gradient fade cowl in  Onyx Fiber Arts. Pattern said worsted yarn held double. She is swatching with

fingering yarn on size 1 needles, and  using her Knitmore cowl as a template And learning how to

use Knitcompanion

In Stitches (10:54)

Jasmin has been wearing a different handknit sweater each day, and featuring them on Instagram under the

#todaysknitoutfit hashtag

Gigi: sleeping hat, socks

Genevieve: Hearthstone pullover

Go on Instagram and post what you are doing to cheer yourself up! LINK

Events(14:23)

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Mother Knows Best:(15:41)

Before Breakfast podcast : At the end of the day take a few moments and jot down what went well what

was good today. We like to end our days with Dr Gemma's Instagram lives.

And Jasmin likes to listen to Sheepspot in the morning, and they are planning to do a Schitt's Creek

Netflix Watch Party!

Join our Instagram

When Knitting Attacks: (22:28)

Gigi swatched for a Gradient fade cowl

Jasmin got out her tools and fixed her umbrella swift.

Gigi turned the heel in the sparkly Plymouth Yarn sock. She was talking on Zoom, not paying attention,

and messed up the heel turn.

Gigi is wrestling with the bead placement in the lace pattern for the French Cancan

Knits in Space:(29:22)

Fireside knitting. Sidewalk chalk art. Rode bikes!

And Sew On:(34:30)

Gigi is sewing a UFO,  a white on black toile print. It is a flared skirt with lining.  

Last week, she sewed the zipper, center back seam, hemmed lining, serged bottom of hem, and pressed

hems.

This week she pinned skirt and lining together, sewed lining and skirt together, and pressed.

She also worked on the postage stamp project. She finished the last bit of quilting, attached a zipper and

sewed the edges together.

Jasmin installed a better zipper on her Mariah and is installing a dual separating zipper on her Carli

cardigan. Tutorial in highlights on instagram and in the Mariah project page.

Apr 10 2020

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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. 

Go to HelloFresh.com/knitmore10 and use code knitmore10 for 10 free meals including 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.

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

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.

 

Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash?  Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration?  Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life?   Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight.   For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!

On the Needles:(0:42)

Gigi is working on the French Cancan shawl in Oink Pigments dk, extra fine Superwash merino, in the

"Birthday Suit" colorway.  Gigi strung one length of beads onto   Oral B Superfloss with beads. She needs

to knit a swatch and figure out bead placement. 

Jasmin has been working on her Weekender pullover in Lisa Souza Blue Faced Leicester Worsted in

Spruce green while on video chat. She’s finished the front, and is nearly finished with the back.

Gigi  is working on yet another pair of the Vanilla is the New Black socks, out of Patons Kroy with

black and red and brown stripes. She got both socks to the toe decreases. 

Jasmin started (and is making great progress) on her Quadrat Pullover by Beautia Dew in

The Dye Project’s Ecola Worsted in “Painted Lady”. 

Jasmin got the coolest Ott-Lite.

Gigi is ready to knit the Ochre cardigan She kitted everything up, and  wound the yarn

Gigi finished The Joker and the Thief shawl.

Gigi is swatching for a fade cowl. The pattern recommended worsted yarn held double.

Gigi was swatching with  Onyx Fiber Arts fingering yarn on size 1 needles, using the Knitmore cowl as

a template, and she is using Knitcompanion

In Stitches (33:38)

Jasmin has been wearing a different handknit sweater each day, and featuring them on Instagram under

the #todaysknitoutfit hashtag

Gigi: sleeping hat, socks, Paton’s Kroy socks, she didn’t feel the purl stitches 

Genevieve: Hearthstone pullover

Go on Instagram and post what you are doing to cheer yourself up!

Events(34:00)

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Fender has Free guitar and Ukulele lessons

Mother Knows Best:(35:48)

Be bold. 

When Knitting Attacks: (42:50)

Gigi's Joker and the Thief knitting attack won yarn chicken .

Gigi is wrestling with the bead placement in the lace pattern for the French Cancan

Knits In Space:(45:47)

Entertainment, culture, uplifting stuff. Virtual board games. Clue script reading.

MacBeth

South Bay Musical Theatre doing readings

Taboo

Metropolitan Opera

Broadway HD

And Sew On:(50:24)

Gigi found a sewing UFO, it is a  white on black toile print. It is a flared skirt with lining.  

Pressed zipper open. Sewed I invisible zipper with new to me technique. Easiest way ever. Couldn’t find

textbook for technique, Got Sandra Betzina's Power Sewing off the shelf.  Doesn’t need a hemostat.

Sewed in zipper, center back seam, hemmed lining, serged bottom of hem. Pressed hems. Pinned skirt

and lining together. 

Apr 04 2020

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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.

 

#welovecolor is more than just a motto, it is the way I live...My hope is that my yarn can light a little fire in your soul when you run across that special skein. Fully Spun yarn is hand-dyed as roving, then spun to create a marled yarn in which every strand has multiple colors. Every finished object shows off color in striped gradients large and small.

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.

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.

 

Indie Dyed Yarns, Hand Knit & Crochet Items and Accessories  Here at Mitchell's Creations: Handmade = Quality, Time, & Love.

 

Sincere Sheep offers high quality, breed-specific wool in a truly stunning palette of natural color.

On the Needles:(0:36)

Gigi is working on the French Cancan shawl in Oink Pigments dk, extra fine Superwash merino, in

the "Birthday Suit" colorway.  Gigi strung one length

on  Oral B Superfloss with beads. She needs to knit a swatch and figure out bead placement. 

Jasmin is feeling amazing and is on a finishing kick. She finished the orchid colored Cabled Raglan by

Cheryl Oberle from the box of UFOs.

Gigi  is working on yet another pair of the Vanilla is the New Black socks, out of Patons Kroy. Two pairs

need ends woven in. She cast on a pair with black and red and brown stripes. The first sock is ready to

have the heel turned. 

Jasmin has been working on her Weekender pullover in Lisa Souza Blue Faced Leicester Worsted in Spruce green.

Gigi is helping a friend with her Girls Just Wanna Have Fun shawl, by Afifa. FaceTime knitting is challenging 

Jasmin started (and is making great progress) on her Quadrat Pullover by Beautia Dew in The Dye Project’s

Ecola Worsted in “Painted Lady”. 

Gigi is getting towards the end of The Joker and the Thief shawl. The last color stripe is coming up.

In Stitches (21:38)

Jasmin has been wearing a different handknit sweater each day, and featuring them on Instagram under the

#todaysknitoutfit hashtag

Gigi: sleeping hat

Genevieve: Hearthstone pullover

Go on Instagram and post what you are doing to cheer yourself up!

Events(27:23)

knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Mother Knows Best:(28:35)

Research your charity projects. Is it (a) what they’re asking for? (b) who is organizing? (c) who benefits?

How are recipients selected? (d) is it helpful for the affected community, or is it a feel-good project for

those donating?

Let  us know about your criteria for determining which charities you support.

Article about effectiveness of cloth masks can be found here, Article from CDC : Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks

Altruism effect on the brain.

Sewing Out Loud  is one of Gigi's favorite sewing podcasts.

When Knitting Attacks: (40:54)

Gigi gets attacked by her Joker and the Thief shawl, blaming the dogs for the disappearance of one ball

of yarn. They are good boys, and this time, innocent.

Jasmin was repeatedly attacked by her Quatrat pullover 

Gigi is wrestling with the lace pattern for the French Cancan

Straw into Gold:(49:12)

Spinning with Rex.

Jasmin mentions Morro Fleece Works

And Sew On:(52:08)

Gigi has more Avengers  burrito pillows, cut, pressed and pinned.  She is waiting for Genevieve to come

over and sew. 

She finished the sloper out of muslin.  

Gigi found the back half of her lost sloper from 1991, while she  was looking for drafting paper.

Gigi is eligible for the California Community College Honor Society 

Mar 25 2020

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Lovely lovies!

By mariasheaknits - Apr 28 2020
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I really enjoy this podcast because it is informative, playful, smart and about knitting (some knitting podcasts are a bit silly and go off topic). As well, the sound quality is very good. The different segments in the podcast give it structure and I love the gentle discussions and perspectives given as well as the acceptance for all types of listeners. Both hosts give a professional and polished experience that will satisfy all knitting levels as well. I feel very much “at home” when I listen each day. Thank you very much for the time and effort you put into making these podcast for knitters to enjoy. 🧶👍😍

A perennial favorite

By janeamyk - Aug 28 2019
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This is one of my all time favorite knitting podcasts.