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

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

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A perennial favorite

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This is one of my all time favorite knitting podcasts.

The best

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They are one of the best knitting, sewing podcasts out there.
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Rank #1: 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 #2: Benevolent Dictator - Episode 492 - 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   Since 2008, Black Trillium Fibres has been dedicated to two things: great color and quality yarn.  However, those two things alone cannot adequately describe the incredible joy of being a part of such a creative, diverse and supportive society of crafters and artisans.  So here’s to the next ten years and a new layer of commitment: to our family, our community, and beyond.  You’ll find us at blacktrilliumfibres.com – we look forward to crafting a beautiful world with you!

 

  Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.   Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.   Join Little Skein for our 3rd annual summer knitalong, Sock School. Knit some socks and read a favorite book. We’ll have support in the Little Skein Ravelry group, lots of encouragement, prizes and, of course, school supplies. Starting June 23 and going through Labor Day, we’ll have Sock School kits, new yarns inspired by your favorite picture books, and commemorative project bags. Links to the knitalong and the Little Skein shop are in the shownotes.

On the Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin has been listening to Actually Knitting, In A Sknit, and she reminisces about the Dryad shawl.

She also mentions the interview with the very charming Stephen West

Gigi has picked up her Purlbreak again,and is planning to knit another one, she likes it so much.

Jasmin is slowly working on a  Knitmore Vanilla Sock, with the Cynthia variation, made out of

Asfaltflickan yarn in “Plastic Pony”.

She is thinking of making another Knitmore Vanilla sock.

She mentions other socks: Lucy Neatby's short row heel, Lara Neel's Fork In the Road Socks,

Susan B. Anderson's Smooth Operator sock, and BostonJen's Non_Euclidian heel

Gigi had a guest who needed some knitting, she finished half a square on Gigi's Welcome Blanket, (her colors

are two shades of purple, and two shades of green).

Jasmin has split for the armholes on her Boxy out of Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio worsted in the

“Parkland” colorway.

Jasmin has started her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the Fading Lines by Joji Locatelli. Shades of Jade,

by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.

Jasmin talks about the big sweater box bags from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

Gigi cast on the Vitamin D for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL sweater, and finished row 38.

Jasmin is swatching for a custom-dyed sweater from Frost Yarns. Separate Ways, from

Interpretations Volume 5,

by Joji Locatelli.

Gigi is working on a pair of socks in Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy

in Cadet Blue.

One sock has all its heel increases.  These socks have no heel flap and no gusset stitches to pick up.

Gigi, also has a new preemie hat on the needles in Regia.

Jasmin worked some more on her Tale as Old as Time cowl, and she is thinking of crocheting the ears for the

Fox hat.

Events: (24:50)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018.

- June 1st: Great Knit Off! The Knitmore Girls colorway benefits the International Rescue Committee!

Ended 7/31

Tour de Fleece: July 7-29. Fín.

Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day

Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

Dungeons and Dropped Stitches videocast!

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

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

philosophical and positive about knitting attacks. How do you handle it? Let us know.

When Knitting Attacks:(36:39)

Gigi started the Vitamin D cardigan three times, used a highlighter for stitch markers in the pattern,

and used a different color to highlight sleeves.

Jasmin ordered the wrong stitch markers, then DIY fixed them

Gigi lost a game of chicken with the Purlbreak.

Review:(41:33)

This week we review  Firmament, Stellar Stitches For Your Next Adventure, by Hunter Hammersen

(PREORDER LINK WILL BE HERE)

Straw into Gold:(46:30)

Jasmin PLIES! She finished spinning another of Nicole Frost's batts (rose gold batts). She’s been plying

up a storm. Jasmin enthuses about the Akerworks Kate.

And Sew On:(51:16)

Gigi is working on a camp shirt. Textbook directions were rather optimistic.

Aug 03 2018

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Rank #3: Wool, Wool Everywhere!- Episode 17 - The Knitmore Girls

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Aug 26 2008

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Rank #4: Fashion forward (and backward!) - Episode 72 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:


This week: Did
you know Abstract Fiber has a Ravelry group? Aaabsolutely Abstract is
the place to go to meet our staff and see what other Ravelers are doing
with their Abstract Fiber. We’d love to meet you online and see
pictures of your projects. Aaabsolutely Abstract is also a great place
to ask questions, find out where we’ll be next, and keep up with what’s
new. If you’re looking for Abstract Fiber at a yarn shop near you,
AbstractFiber.com also lists all the stores carrying our products.
Online shoppers at AbstractFiber.com receive free shipping for orders
over $100 in the US and Canada.


This week:
Things are crazy here at Purlescence Yarns. Zauberball Crazy, that is.
We're pleased to announce the arrival of Zitron's latest sock yarn. The
wool/nylon blend comes in a 100g, 420 meter ball. Check out Zauberball
and our other Zitron sock yarns, on our shelves now!
On the needles: (00:31)

Jasmin has finished her Ariann! Gigi has finished her blue-brown vanilla socks (with the channel island cast-on), and cast off her On the Vine scarf (knit out of Buffalo Gals yarn). Jasmin digs the Henley Perfected out of her "knitting hope chest" knit out of the Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool. Jasmin bought the yarn on her honeymoon at Acorn Street Yarns. She was inspired by jench1n's Henley Perfected.

Gigi is working on her Par Five socks (out of the Franklin's Panopticon colorway from Lorna's Laces). Gigi is also working on her Origami Wrap cardigan out of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light. Jasmin got her anniversary gift in the mail today, from Jennie the Potter.

Events: (15:38)

- Gigi's does a one-minute health update.
- Rhinebeck (NY Sheep and Wool) 10/17-18. Meet and greet will be Saturday afternoon in the Carolina Homespun booth. (Time TBD.)

Contest: (20:14)

We announce the winners of our "help us pick a contest" contest.

Mother Knows Best (26:18)

Gigi explains how to stabilized buttonbands using grosgrain ribbon.

When Knitting Attacks: (35:27)

Gigi's sewing machine fights the power.

Review: (36:11)

This week we review Reversible Knitting: 50 Brand-New, Groundbreaking Stitch Patterns.

Straw into Gold: (53:20)

Jasmin is spinning Duchess (from Jean Near), and tells the story of a lost and found orifice hook from Celtic Swan Forge.

Oct 05 2009

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Rank #5: Driving Miss Gigi - Episode 73 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:

This week: Did you know Abstract Fiber has a Ravelry group? Aaabsolutely Abstract
is the place to go to meet our staff and see what other Ravelers are
doing with their Abstract Fiber. We’d love to meet you online and see
pictures of your projects. Aaabsolutely Abstract is also a great place
to ask questions, find out where we’ll be next, and keep up with what’s
new. If you’re looking for Abstract Fiber at a yarn shop near you,
AbstractFiber.com also lists all the stores carrying our products.
Online shoppers at AbstractFiber.com receive free shipping for orders
over $100 in the US and Canada.


This week:
October is our birthday month at Purlescence Yarns, and to celebrate
we're offering a birthday special on all our in stock Louet spinning
wheels. This special is available in store or by phone order. Call or
come in today for a substantial discount on the Louet Victoria or Louet
Julia. Mention the Knitmore Girls and get a special bonus gift with
your wheel purchase. This offer is valid through October 31, 2009 and
applies only to stock on hand. Happy spinning!
On the Needles: (00:26)

Gigi and Jasmin attend the CogKNITive Fiber Retreat! (Big thanks to Straphanging for absolutely everything!) The vendors include Redfish Dyeworks, Jamie’s Metalworks from Lancaster, Freckle Face Fibers, True Love Fibers.

Jasmin is working on her Henley Perfected. Gigi has finished her Par Five socks. Jasmin cast on a Whisper Cardigan out of navy blue Grignasco cashmere. Boo picks the "Tweedy Pie" sweater (in Damask Rose, Malabrigo). Gigi is still working on her Origami Wrap sweater. Gigi has cast on the Ellina shawl (out of the Dream in Color Baby, Purple Rain).

SOCK KNIT(more)-A-LONG! Cast on 11/2/2009. Gigi will be knitting Mesmer out of Abstract Fiber Supersock (in Bonfire), Jasmin is knitting Uptown Girl out of Lisa Souza BFL Sock (in Fuschia).

Events: (28:39)

- Rhinebeck! (NY Sheep and Wool): 10/17-18. Meet and greet will be at the Carolina Homespun booth from 12-1 on Saturday.
- Gigi does her 1 minute health update.

Mother Knows Best: (30:26)

We discuss rotating holiday knitting to avoid boredom and pressure.

Straw Into Gold: (34:00)

Jasmin is spinning Abstract Fiber Superwash Merino (in Chartreuse). Jasmin encourages you to eat your dessert first, and talks about fiber directionality.

Oct 11 2009

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Rank #6: From UFO to FO- Episode 50 - The Knitmore Girls

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This episode has been sponsored by:New this week:
Lantern Moon bags and baskets to our array of knitting accessories. $2
of the purchase for the Tote for the Cure basket goes to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Visit our blog to see that and other wonderful styles from Lantern Moon.All new subscribers receive a free gift from Eucalan as our way of saying thanks for supporting Verena Knitting!Use subscription code: KNITMGThis week, we're joined by Tika (host of Gives Good Knit) and Andrew.The More You Know (00:35)We will be announcing the winners of the "name the listener suggestions segment" contest in Episode 51.Go and listen to Knaked Knits!On the Needles (2:05)Jasmin goes on a finishing binge! This week she has finished the Geoff Scarf (from the Jade Sapphire Scarves for Him kit), and her Abby. She also reunites with her Ice Queen.Gigi has stalled out on her Carli- it needs to be blocked. Gigi is working on her Marta, knit out of the Wild Plum 3 colorway in the Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted. Look for Julie's Bias bind-off tutorial here.Jasmin talks about her podcast sock, knit out of Abstract Fiber's sock yarn (in Newport). Gigi discusses "binge knitting", and Jasmin decides that she wants to knit her way through "Sock Innovation" (find the errata here, thanks Betty!). You can find the Cookie A group here.Tika
is knitting a pair of Shark's socks for her younger charge, and talks
about having "car knitting" - a pair of socks for impromptu knitting.
Tika is also knitting a scarf from Victorian Lace Today along with an old friend.Gigi makes pom-poms for this scarf.Mother Knows Best (21:17)Tika
and Jasmin discuss Mother's Day. Tika and her brother are pooling their
resources to buy their mom a ballwinder and swift for Mother's Day.
They discuss the Knitpicks ballwinder and the cost difference between those and the Royal ballwinders.Tika suggests taking nice photos, printing them out, and framing them nicely.When Knitting Attacks (30:04)Jasmin
can't follow a pattern. After a year of the Ice Queen sitting aside,
she realizes that she needs to read the pattern. Gigi can't count.Tika's Seamless Yoke Sweater has a decrease issue.Review: (34:53)Andrew joins in to discuss the Knit Kit (CAUTION: noisy link), pros and cons. We compare it to the Clover Knit Mate Knitting Accessory Kit. You can find the Stitchminder iPod/iPhone app here.Straw Into Gold: (50:07)Jasmin talks about "swatching" her handspun for Mariah. She talks about how she plies her yarn. (Here's a piece by Judith on how to ply, and you should get Teach Yourself Visually Spinning.)

Apr 27 2009

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: Double Your Knitmore, Double Your Fun - Episode 10 - The Knitmore Girls

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Show notes will be posted 6/23/08.

Jun 23 2008

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Rank #10: 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 #11: Bilingual Tape Measure - Episode 493 - 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

Since 2008, Black Trillium Fibres has been dedicated to two things: great color and quality yarn.  However, those two things alone cannot adequately describe the incredible joy of being a part of such a creative, diverse and supportive society of crafters and artisans.  So here’s to the next ten years and a new layer of commitment: to our family, our community, and beyond.  You’ll find us at blacktrilliumfibres.com – we look forward to crafting a beautiful world with you!

Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.

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

For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit HelloFresh.com/knitmore60 and enter knitmore60

On the Needles:(0:42)

Gigi has picked up her Purlbreak again, and is planning to knit another one, she likes it so much.

Jasmin is slowly working on a  Knitmore Vanilla Sock, with the Cynthia variation, made out of

Asfaltflickan yarn in “Plastic Pony”.

Gigi is working on a pair of socks in Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy

in Cadet Blue .These socks have no heel flap and no gusset stitches

Jasmin has made some progress on her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the Fading Lines by

Joji Locatelli. Rustic fingering base, "Shades of Jade" Gradient, by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.

Gigi cast on the Vitamin D for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL sweater, and finished the

raglan shaping of the yoke and separated the different pieces, and is knitting the sleeves.  

Jasmin is swatching for a custom-dyed sweater from Frost Yarns. Separate Ways, from

Interpretations Volume 5, by Joji Locatelli. Swatch was too transparent, so she threw it in the dryer.

Gigi soaked and rinsed the yarn for the Ridgeline Cowl.

Gigi, also has a preemie hat on the needles in Regia.

Events: (13:13)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018.

- June 1st: Great Knit Off! The Knitmore Girls colorway benefits the International Rescue Committee! Ended 7/31

- Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day

- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Vogue Live San Francisco: September 21-23

Mother Knows Best:(17:06)

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

Gigi mentions a colorwheel.

When Knitting Attacks:(24:22)

Gigi pulled yarn for a Jessica Jones cowl for Jasmin.  Pattern is written for fingering weight, yarn is bulky.

Gigi lost a game of chicken with the Purlbreak.

Preemie hat . She was going to do the crown with a pattern from Firmament, but the patterns continue

out of the pattern on the brim.

Review:(28:44)

This week we review  Coastal Crochet, by Karen Whooley

Straw into Gold:(37:20)

Jasmin PLIES! Jasmin mentions the Will Taylor Kate, and the Aker Kate

And Sew On:(40:33)

Gigi is working on a camp shirt. Pocket is done, fronts are attached to back, collar is sewn, plackets

on sleeves done. Sleeves are set in, underarm seams are done

She spent two evenings getting the tension right on the rescue serger.  

Gigi mentions her serger book.

Aug 10 2018

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Rank #12: Warming up for Stitches! - Episode 38 - The Knitmore Girls

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

Feb 02 2009

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Rank #13: Knitworking - Episode 55 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:This week:
Purlescence Yarns carries many of the yarns used in Cookie A’s “Sock
Innovation” including Louet Gems, Mountain Colors Barefoot, Lorna’s
Laces Shepherd Sock, Colinette Jitterbug, and Dream in Color Smooshy.
Worldwide shipping is available.All new subscribers receive a free gift from Eucalan as our way of saying thanks for supporting Verena Knitting!Use subscription code: KNITMGEvents: (00:28)6/6/2009
- Spinning at the Retzlaff winery. (Take at least $5 in cash, folding
chairs, sunscreen, a dish to share, cash/checks/credit cards.)6/13/2009- World Wide Knit in Public Day. Jasmin will be at Santana Row (in San Jose), Gigi will be with the Fiber Collective in Los Angeles.8/6-9/2009 - The Sock Summit in Portland, Oregon.On the Needles: (4:38)Gigi is working on the Riverbed sock (from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways in Knitting) in Abstract Fiber's Supersock (colorway: Lady Macbeth).Jasmin is participating in the Brass Needles' Cabletini sock KAL. Jasmin is using Dream in Color Smooshy (in Midnight Derby) from her (someday) Tulip Baby Sweater kit.Jasmin finished her Wool Peddler's Shawl. She put some Swarovski crystals in the edge to add a little glitter and weight to the shawl.Jasmin is knitting a pair of Sunshine Socks (from Cookie A's Sock Innovation) out of Dream in Color Smooshy (in Into the Mystic). Jasmin has stated that the Sunshine socks will be the next Monkey. (Jasmin compares following a designer the way she follows authors. She talks about Vicki Lewis Thomspon's "Nerd" series.)Gretchdragon was kind enough to give Jasmin a Mandala Lace shawl.Mother Knows Best: (19:06)Using your knitting to network and job-hunt. Jasmin talks about the Silicon Valley "Side door".Gigi and Jasmin discuss some minor points of knitting/ networking / job hunting etiquette.When Knitting Attacks: (30:36)Gigi's sad, misshapen Coriolis socks got frogged. A knitting needle was collateral damage. Jasmin talks about her Cabletini socks. She compares the beginning of the sock to the witches' feet (in the film, The Witches). They have been ripped out and re-started.Jasmin talks about her Sunshine socks, and the changes she's made.Bring it On: (43:36)We discuss how to avoid knitting mistakes, and solve others.1- Read all of the directions before you start knitting. Twice. (Jasmin is often defeated by "At the same time", "at each end".)2- Swatch. Wash it. 3- Don't rip prematurely. - When knitting lace, use lifelines.- Make a photocopy of your pattern (for your personal use). Make notes in the margin. Keep it with your project. - Keep all of the yarn for your project together.- Jasmin mounts her charts on cardstock (Pound o' Paper)

Jun 01 2009

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Rank #14: Back from Boonville - Episode 19 - The Knitmore Girls

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Rank #15: Yarn fumes! - Episode 11 - The Knitmore Girls

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Jasmin and Gigi have been down sick (or traveling), so here's another double episode!FO's!Jasmin's "Not Your Standard Issue Sweatshirt" made of the diVe "Autunno". Ravelry link here.(Her
changes include darts, lenthening the sweater, knitting it in the
round, and knitting the sleeves top-down-magic-loop-two-at-a-time.) The
trick to knitting sleeves top-down is to reverse the directions. Bwa ha
ha.Yarn Review:DiVe "Autunno". Lots of knots. 9 balls, each ball had a knot. Jasmin was not pleased. She won't buy it again. Uncool.Jasmin likes the Yarn Girls' books for handpainted yarns.Jasmin is knitting another "NYSIS" out of Malabrigo "Little Lovely". She also bought yarn while traveling in Maine.Speaking
of traveling, please join my "kindness, pleasant, and decent" movement.
This is redundant, I'm sure for our listeners, but pay it all forward.Jasmin's new spinning wheel arrived! It's 30" double treadle Schacht-Reeves Saxony wheel in Cherry. Friends conspired, and the wheel was waiting for her upon her arrival.Jasmin
is breaking it in and remembering that it's a bit of work. Breaking in
a wheel means getting all the parts lubricated and moving. Alas, she
[the wheel] needs a name. Suggestions?On the Needles:Gigi is trying to get through her Icarus. She's doing the double basket socks, and has finished the Monarch Casbah socks. FO!Gigi has also been lusting after some Regia since January, and Purlescence put it on sale. "High on wool fumes" doesn't begin to describe it.It
turns out that Jasmin isn't a stash-buster. Her stash has gotten her
through some slim times. Like a savings account, minus the interest.We
talk about the evolution of our knitting, from Jasmin's functional
obsession with socks to lace, Gigi's knitting changes because she's
going through a period of personal growth. Growing as a knitter makes
them feel smart.Jasmin has put together a label to use on her gift socks. It looks like this:If you'd like the template (in Word), shoot us an e-mail and we'll send it to you.Mother Knows Best:When knitting lace in dark colors, have something white on your lap to help with the contrast.Ease gives Gigi a hard time.

When Knitting Attacks:

Figure out ease before you start knitting.

Knitting Events:

Tour de Fleece. Spin up your
stuff during the Tour de France. Jasmin is using the Tour de Fleece to
"train" for the Knitting Olympics. (The Knitting Olympics start
8/8/08.) Join Team Knitmore! (We'll have a logo soon.)

Thanks to our show sponsor, Purlescence Yarns.

Jul 07 2008

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Rank #16: TV to knit by - Knitmore Girls - Episode 4

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This week, we talk about TV shows to knit by.On the Needles:-Jasmin's Monkey sock, part deux-Fighting Sock Block-Gigi works through the Little Box of SocksWhen Knitting Attacks:-Jasmin can't close a toe.Mother Knows Best: Fighting Second Sock Sydrome- Cast on both socks simultaneously.- Cast on Second sock as SOON as the first sock has been completed.TV to knit by:Garter St Shows- these need most of your attention on the screen:-Lost-Boston Legal-Dancing with the Stars-Mythbusters-Dexter (MA)-The Tudors (MA)Ribbing shows- these shows need only partial attention to the screen:-Blood Ties-Buffy the Vampire Slayer-Project Runway-Top Chef (Drool advisory)-Dirty Jobs (Drool advisory)-Bones-Heroes-BBC Robin Hood-House-ChuckLace shows- you don't even need to look at the screen for these:-One Tree Hill-Charmed-Naked Archaeologist -Desperate Housewives-Grey's Anatomy-Hell's Kitchen

May 05 2008

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Rank #17: Knitting Elves - The Knitmore Girls - Episode 516

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

            No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.   Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.   Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com     Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you'll receive a hand blended, all-organic,loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like discounts, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving and supporting tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift. Visit plum deluxe dot com slash tea to learn more.

On the Needles:(0:30)

Discussions on race, knitting, allyship on IG:

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

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

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

tarnished needle.  Skacel has excellent warranty on the needles.

Gigi did the more units for the polygon blanket.

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

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

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

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

Pennanular pins.

Jasmin has made some progress on her Viajiante at Aquaman.

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

another swatch

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

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

Jasmin started The Sparkling Cider hat

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

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

Jasmin finished her cashmere Aran Pocket Shawl by Cheryl Oberle.

Jasmin loves the pattern viewing history feature on Ravelry.

Events: (31:30)

- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Stitches West registration

In Stitches:(33:40)

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

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

- Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat

-Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

Mother Knows Best:(36:53)

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

purchasing, visible organizing.

How do you feel about organizing your stash?

When Knitting Attacks:(47:54)

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

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

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

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

Review:(52:27)

StashFit workbook by Cate Carter-Evans

Tell us your best knitting memories in this thread.

And Sew On:(1:07:39)

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

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

Building Patterns,

The Architecture of Women’s Clothing

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Rank #18: Be Kind, Rewind - Episode 63 - The Knitmore Girls Podcast

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This week:
New colors! Look for Bonfire, Portland, Cordelia, and more. Our yarn
will also be featured at Knit Purl’s booth in a limited edition color,
Rose City, available only for Sock Summit. You can pre-order Rose City
now at Knit-Purl.com. Come visit us at the Summit, we’ll be in booth
909. We’re also available online every day at AbstractFiber.com.

This week:
The Purlescence Purl Girls are Dyeing for Glory. Nathania and Kaye have
dyed up three beautiful colorways for the Ravelry/Sock Summit Dye For
Glory competition. Look for Melantha in the Predictable Stripes
category, Oregon Berry Harvest in the Painted category, and
Purplescence in the Shaded Solids category. Cast your vote on Ravelry
by August 1. All three colorways will be available for sale at Sock
Summit and afterwards in the shop. We're taking preorders now. Send us
an email (info@purlescenceyarns.com) or call the shop to place your
order for pick up at Sock Summit, in the shop, or mail order!
One-of-a-kind skeins of Purl Up & Dye will also be available in
Booth 818, where you can come meet the Knitmore Girls Saturday at noon!
Events: (00:28)

- Sock Summit:
Aug. 6-9. Portland, OR. Come to our meet and greet- Saturday August 8th
at noon, in the Purlescence Yarns and Abstract Fiber booths.
-Monterey Wool Auction: [Click on "Sunday"] August 16th, 12:30 PM.
-PIQF: October 15-18. Santa Clara convention center.

On the Needles: (2:52)

Gigi is nearly done with her dishcloth baby blanket. Jasmin is working on a toe-up, striped sock made out of the Conjoined Creations Flat Feet and black Regia for contrast. Gigi is knitting a vanilla sock with a channel island cast on. Jasmin is nearly finished with her Adamas shawl, and she went to buy The Perfect Beads after they finished recording.

Gigi proposes a Block Fest. Jasmin refers to Anne Hansen's blog, and the Block Fest she had. Gigi continues to work on her On the Vine scarf by Brenda Patipa. Gigi is working on finishing her Houndstooth Bag by Nicky Epstein; Gigi learns to trust. Jasmin mentions that she likes Nicky Epstein's edge series.

Jasmin talks about Sophie's cozies, machine knitting the centers, and handknitting/crocheting the edgings. Jasmin talks about the 3/50 project, and the local lingerie shop she likes (Besos, in Los Gatos).

Mother Knows Best: (22:14)

Gigi and Jasmin discuss courtesy. Here is the Yarn Harlot's blog post. Jasmin suggests (when you're frustrated) to use Dr. Gemma's radical acceptance strategy (part 1, part 2).

Reviews: (31:24)

The Conjoined Creations Flat Feet sock yarn. They talk about Ramen, and Ramen Yarn.

Socks from the Toe Up
by Wendy Johnson. Jasmin talks about the magic of proportions and
percentages, has a toe-up sock success experience, and admits to having
never read Elizabeth Zimmermann's work.

Straw into Gold: (51:03)

Tour de Fleece
is over. Jasmin is ultra-proud of her yellow jersey! Jasmin talks about
plying and getting maximum yardage out of slightly unevenly weighted
bobbins.

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Rank #19: Nutritional Equivalent of Cotton Candy - Episode 494 - 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

Since 2008, Black Trillium Fibres has been dedicated to two things: great color and quality yarn.  However, those two things alone cannot adequately describe the incredible joy of being a part of such a creative, diverse and supportive society of crafters and artisans.  So here’s to the next ten years and a new layer of commitment: to our family, our community, and beyond.  You’ll find us at blacktrilliumfibres.com – we look forward to crafting a beautiful world with you!

Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.  

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

Join Little Skein for our 3rd annual summer knitalong, Sock School. Knit some socks and read a favorite book. We’ll have support in the Little Skein Ravelry group, lots of encouragement, prizes and, of course, school supplies. Starting June 23 and going through Labor Day, we’ll have Sock School kits, new yarns inspired by your favorite picture books, and commemorative project bags. Links to the knitalong and the Little Skein shop are in the shownotes.

On the Needles:(0:31)

Gigi is working on her Purlbreak.

Jasmin has made progress on her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the Fading Lines by Joji Locatelli.

Rustic fingering base, "Shades of Jade" Gradient, by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.

Gigi cast on the Vitamin D for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL sweater, and is knitting the sleeves.

Jasmin is making some progress on her Worsted Boxy out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Worsted

in the “Parkland” colorway.

Gigi is knitting socks in Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy

Gigi soaked and rinsed the yarn for the Ridgeline Cowl.

Jasmin made some progress on her Knitmore Depth cowl.

Gigi has been inspired to knit a Sockhead cowl.

Gigi, also has a preemie hat on the needles in Regia.

Events: (8:24)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018.

- Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day

- Vogue Live San Francisco: September 21-23

- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

Mother Knows Best:(12:43)

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

Jasmin likes the OXO sweater dryers.

Review:(19:47)

This week we review  Knit Accessories, Essentials & Variations, by Kate Atherley

Jasmin references Susan B Anderson's Kids Knitting Workshop

Purloined:(24:34)

This week we purloin Books, from the Knit Girllls

Women’s Work : The First 20000 years, by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

Straw into Gold:(29:35)

Jasmin PLIES, and spins a little on her sparkly Device 1.3

Short Rows:(31:52)

Genevieve is weaving on a Cricket loom with Little Red Bicycle yarn.

Jasmin made Genevieve's first day of school shirt (above) with a Cricut Maker.

And Sew On:(38:23)

Gigi is working on a flannel shirt. plackets on sleeves done. Sleeves are set in, underarm seams are done

Next step is doing cuffs.

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Rank #20: Reflections and recessions - Episode 53 - The Knitmore Girls

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Events: (00:35)
6/6/2009 - Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery
6/13/2009- WorldWide Knit in Public Day
(Jasmin will be at Santana Row, look for the pink hair. Gigi will be knitting in Los Angeles, details will be posted later.)

On the Needles: (5:47)

Gigi is working on her Carli again! Jasmin's Katarina is languishing a bit. Jasmin is on a shawl kick. She is working on her Aran Pocket Shawl as well as the Wool Peddler's Shawl.

Gigi is blocking her way through a mountain of UFOs. Carli got blocked, Marta got blocked, Katarina has been blocked.

Gigi has turned the heel on her Par 5 socks.

Mother Knows Best: (15:33)

Gigi and Jasmin discuss the virtues of stashing, and how a healthy stash can make your knitting recession-proof.

When Knitting Attacks: (22:17)

Jasmin is having trust issues with
the chart on the Wool Peddler's shawl. Gigi sews her sweater together
more creatively than normal.

Review: (25:42)

This week, Gigi and Jasmin review "The Friday Night Knitting Club" by Kate Jacobs. They liked it fine, but have some small criticisms.

Bring it On! (33:27)

Podcasts we like!

BarkNKnit - knitting and dog training.
CogKNITive - knitting, spinning, and Cognitive Behavioral strategies!
Stitch-It! - spinning, knitting, "My faaaaaaavorite thing".
Knaked Knits Knitting Rose Cast-On - Brenda is a real mensch. She's thoughtful, articulate, supportive, and has a voice like butter!
CraftLit- classic novels and lit chat.
Gives Good Knit - books, knitting, spinning, and Tika.
Brass Needles - knitting, fashion, and science fiction.
High Fiber Diet Sticks and String - nice voice, great essays.
Fadenfreude - a German knitting podcast.
Changeling's Knit and Stitch Faery Knitting Knitlark Lane The Manic Purl KnitTherapy She-Knits Y-Knit Sweaters for Dragons

Spinning (51:02)

Jasmin has been spinning some mango-colored 80 Merino/20 silk from Redfish Dyeworks.

May 18 2009

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