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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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39
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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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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

1hr 22mins

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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

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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

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Rank #20: NBD - Episode 528 - 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 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

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