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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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And, we're off! - Episode 45 - The Knitmore Girls

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.

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23 Mar 2009

Rank #1

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

This week's episode has been sponsored by: 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.

1hr 18mins

5 Jan 2009

Rank #2

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Marzipan Experiment - Episode 564 - The Knitmore Girls

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.           Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.     We all have it, we all snicker about it. Fun Fur. Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn. With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends. Pattern available on Ravelry; more info at infinitetwist.com     Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com   LoLo Body Care, formally Bar-Maids, creates exceptional moisturizers hand-poured by staff who add a good dose of heartfelt love to each one. Most all their supplies are made in the US, and their beeswax sourced from a local farm. Besides quality, the value of their product lies in that they last a very long time and are loved to the very last bit. They built their brand on being eco-friendly and their new packaging rocks. Their customers and customer service are rare and treasured jewels. On the Needles:(0:32) Gigiis working on Drea’s shawl in Oink Pigments White and "Zoot Soot" stripes, accent border in "Mommy Dearest" red. Gigi uses Teaspoonthief's modifications. Jasmin  finished the front, and is nearly finished with the first sleeve of  Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater  (Oliver Sweater) out of Onyx Fiber Arts DK. Gigi has been working on a couple of Wee Envelope sweaters. The knitting is done on the pink one; a bright green one is also done. Gigi has cast on a third one.  Jasmin started a test knit hat for Romi (snowflake hat) We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England: Maine Access Immigrant Network 237 Oxford St., Suite 25A Portland, ME 04101 Events: (7:51) -#MyRhineBIPOCSweater - True North Hearts and Hands donations: https://subcultureyarn.com/craftivism-hearts-hands-baby-layette-bag-donation/ -We will take a break from podcasting from January until March. If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know! Stitches West! Feb 20 - 23 In Stitches (11:45) Jasmin wore her Polwarth pullover, Westport Waves Hat, looped loop cowl, Cottongrass Pullover, handspun ribbi, and Greyhaven hat. Genevieve: Hearthstone pullover, Gryffindor hat Gigi: red cowl, night shirt, cross stitched Christmas pillows, trapunto school project pillow  Mother Knows Best:(21:28) Awful task? Do it with a friend. (Winding, mending, weaving in ends, etc.) Jasmin mentions Vanishing Wool by Clara Parks. Correction: The book is called Vanishing Fleece Recipe for Marzipan When Knitting Attacks: (29:59) Gigi started a new cuff.  Instead of switching to garter stitch, She kept purling. Jasmin kept magically adding stitches to the garter stitch snowflake hat.  And Sew On:(35:36) Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College: class modeled finished slopers and took pictures.  Now I can adjust commercial patterns using my sloper.  Also two days a week next semester that I am not in class will be sewing days.  Sewing area is cluttered with mending.

39mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Knitmore After Dark - Episode 561- The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:   LoLo Body Care, formally Bar-Maids, creates exceptional moisturizers hand-poured by staff who add a good dose of heartfelt love to each one. Most all their supplies are made in the US, and their beeswax sourced from a local farm. Besides quality, the value of their product lies in that they last a very long time and are loved to the very last bit. They built their brand on being eco-friendly and their new packaging rocks. Their customers and customer service are rare and treasured jewels. They only have one sale annually. It is their time to give back while supporting others to give more. Their annual sale begins Thanksgiving Day, noon and ends December 4th, noon.           Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.     We all have it, we all snicker about it. Fun Fur. Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn. With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends. Pattern available on Ravelry; more info at infinitetwist.com   Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.   Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you'll receive a hand blended, all-organic,loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like discounts, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving and supporting tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift. Visit plum deluxe dot com slash tea to learn more. On the Needles:(0:33) Jasmin has reknit the front, and one of the sleeves on the Jedi cardigan Gigi has finished the sleeves of the wrap sweater, only needs neckband  Gigi  finished the  Regia Pairfect   All socks are done, ends woven in, and blocked and shipped! Jasmin  finished with the colorwork, and made good progress on Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater (Oliver Sweater) out of Onyx Fiber Arts DK during Frozen 2. Gigi: Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock. Grey stripes. Both heels are turned.  Envelope sweater Gigi  finished the knitting on the polygon blanket,  all hexagons done.  We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England: Maine Access Immigrant Network 237 Oxford St., Suite 25A Portland, ME 04101 Events: (5:23) - #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing.  -#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (need a catchy hashtag) - True North Hearts and Hands donations: https://subcultureyarn.com/craftivism-hearts-hands-baby-layette-bag-donation/ -We will take a break from podcasting from January until March. If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know! Stitches West! Feb 20 - 23 Grinchalong. December 1st - 31st #Grinchalong In Stitches (9:44) Jasmin wore her Polwarth pullover, seneca pullover, handspun ribbi, Rose’s reversible brioche hat, looped loop cowl. Gigi: Night cap, polar fleece penguin robe, red serpentine cowl  Rex wore his Landon Mother Knows Best:(14:50) This week we talk about gifts- knitted and otherwise. Let us know your creative solutions. Check out our list of material suggestions. When Knitting Attacks: (20:58) Gigi was working on the Wee Envelope. Needs to be ripped back, numbers are wrong Jasmin ran out of yarn for the Jedi Wrap Cardigan Review:(26:19) This week we review Shoreland by Hunter Hammersen And Sew On:(31:39) Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College:  Made a new, clean bodice muslin, added more alterations, added zipper to skirt, and separating zipper to bodice  Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues:   Embroidered jeans: Silk ribbon leaves, one jasmin blossom, scattered seed beads in red and yellow, a padded pomegranate appliqué.  Enough work to turn in.  Final project is due this week. Home dec. sofa cushion with trapunto quilting.  Motif is an ancient Persian drinking vessel with a ram motif. 

39mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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When Lightning Strikes - Episode 563 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:          Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.     We all have it, we all snicker about it. Fun Fur. Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn. With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends. Pattern available on Ravelry; more info at infinitetwist.com   Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.   LoLo Body Care, formally Bar-Maids, creates exceptional moisturizers hand-poured by staff who add a good dose of heartfelt love to each one. Most all their supplies are made in the US, and their beeswax sourced from a local farm. Besides quality, the value of their product lies in that they last a very long time and are loved to the very last bit. They built their brand on being eco-friendly and their new packaging rocks. Their customers and customer service are rare and treasured jewels.  On the Needles:(0:31) Gigi: Drea’s shawl : Oink Pigments. White and "Zoot Soot" stripes, accent border in "Mommy Dearest" red. Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock. Grey stripes. Both heels are turned, working on feet Jasmin  finished with the back and is nearly finished with the front of  Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater  (Oliver Sweater) out of Onyx Fiber Arts DK during Knives Out Gigi  finished the  Regia Pairfect   All socks are done, ends woven in, blocked, mailed and received! Jasmin worked on a pair of Christmas colored socks from The Cozy Knitter Gigi has finished the wrap sweater. Jasmin started Bleideag by Ysolda out of West Wool Bicycle, held doubled. Modifying to make it 34” #chooseyourownadventurekal Gigi: Wee Envelope sweater : knitting done. Thinking of doing a Wooly Wormhead hat with i-cord edging Gigi: The Joker and the Thief shawl  We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England: Maine Access Immigrant Network 237 Oxford St., Suite 25A Portland, ME 04101 Events: (14:36) -#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (need a catchy hashtag) - True North Hearts and Hands donations: https://subcultureyarn.com/craftivism-hearts-hands-baby-layette-bag-donation/ If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know! Stitches West! Feb 20 - 23-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March. In Stitches (16:45) Jasmin wore her Polwarth pullover, poison green twist cardigan, Rose’s reversible brioche hat, looped loop cowl, Yarn Girls V-Neck, Goin’ Gold hat Genevieve: Hearthstone pullover, gryffindor hat Gigi: Night cap, red cowl, nightgown, Lorelei cowl. Mother Knows Best:(19:25) Make a list. Now cross things off that you don’t want to do. #grinchalong. When Knitting Attacks: (26:44) Drea's Shawl did not look like the Pinterest picture. Gigi was inspired by teaspoonthief's picture. Gigi's slipped stitches turned out crooked. And Sew On:(29:39) Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College: made a new, clean bodice muslin, set in sleeves and  separating zipper on the  bodice  Gigi mentions Fast Fit Also, continued to copy alterations to bodice to the pattern  Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College: Final project was due last week. Home dec sofa cushion with trapunto.  Design is an ancient Persian  drinking vessel with a ram motif. 

35mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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

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20mins

22 Nov 2008

Rank #6

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

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!

47mins

3 Nov 2008

Rank #7

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Do some good, change the world - Episode 26 - The Knitmore Girls

 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 .

50mins

11 Nov 2008

Rank #8

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Forensic Knitting - Episode 515 - The Knitmore Girls

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

1hr 22mins

11 Jan 2019

Rank #9

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There is no cure like travel! - The Knitmore Girls - Episode 3

(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.

34mins

28 Apr 2008

Rank #10

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Reviving your mojo - Episode 58 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode has been sponsored by: 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.

58mins

22 Jun 2009

Rank #11

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Strange, Theoretic, Esoteric Knitting - Episode 565 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:           Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.     We all have it, we all snicker about it. Fun Fur. Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn. With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends. Pattern available on Ravelry; more info at infinitetwist.com   Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.   LoLo Body Care, formally Bar-Maids, creates exceptional moisturizers hand-poured by staff who add a good dose of heartfelt love to each one. Most all their supplies are made in the US, and their beeswax sourced from a local farm. Besides quality, the value of their product lies in that they last a very long time and are loved to the very last bit. They built their brand on being eco-friendly and their new packaging rocks. Their customers and customer service are rare and treasured jewels.  On the Needles:(0:30) Gigi worked on her Drea’s shawl in Oink Pigments. White and "Zoot Soot" stripes, accent border in "Mommy Dearest" red. She needs to do I-cord bind off. Jasmin finished the first sleeve of  Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater , and is nearly done with the second sleeve (Oliver Sweater) out of Onyx Fiber Arts DK. Gigi worked on her pair of Wee Envelope sweaters; the knitting is done for the pink one, the bright green one is done, and Gigi has a third one cast on (also bright green). The shoulders are done, and the body stitches are picked up. Jasmin finished a test knit hat for Romi, the Genevieve hat. Jasmin mentions Project Semicolon. For hearts and hands: on Christmas, Gigi started an orange Joji Locatelli wrap sweater; she got to the point for the first buttonhole, then started a yellow one, THEN set up a couple of more wrap sweaters.  Jasmin was talking about  soluble waste canvas. Jasmin suggests Ysolda's buttonhole. We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England: Maine Access Immigrant Network 237 Oxford St., Suite 25A Portland, ME 04101 Events: (18:48) -#MyRhineBIPOCSweater GOT a new, catchy hashtag!  #myBIPOCfestsweater - True North Hearts and Hands donations: https://subcultureyarn.com/craftivism-hearts-hands-baby-layette-bag-donation/ -We will take a break from podcasting from January until March. If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know! Stitches West! Feb 20 - 23 In Stitches (20:40) Jasmin wore her Westport Waves Hat, looped loop cowl, breezy cardigan, 3 color cashmere cowl Genevieve: Hearthstone pullover, Gryffindor scarf, Genevieve Hat Gigi: socks, red Serpentine cowl, night shirt, x-stitch Christmas pillows, trapunto school project pillow  Greyhaven hat Mother Knows Best:(26:03) Two Ewes Fiber Adventures we’re talking about eggnog, Coquito, and Glühwein. Gigi talks about Feuerzangenbowle, and the Westpoint Eggnog Riots of 1826. Jasmin makes Michael Ruhlman's  holiday classic aged eggnog recipe. We made Andrea Hawes' recipe for Glühwein.  When Knitting Attacks: (36:05) Gigi 's new orange Joji Locatelli wrap sweater attacks.  And Sew On:(38:30) Gigi’s sewing classes are finished. Repaired Rex’s jeans that the puppies had chewed. 

43mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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TV to knit by - Knitmore Girls - Episode 4

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

27mins

5 May 2008

Rank #13

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Knitting Elves - The Knitmore Girls - Episode 516

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

1hr 14mins

18 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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Fudge or Frog - Episode 498 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:     So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins. Akerworks: We like making things.         No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.      Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.       For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit HelloFresh.com/knitmore60 and enter knitmore60 "If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing." That’s what President Obama said, and that’s what we’re doing here at Little Skein. From now through Election Day, we are running a Sock the Vote! campaign to reach out to everyone and ask you to Swing Left in the upcoming election. We believe in kindness, lending a helping hand, and equality for all. If you believe as we do, please spread the word. Knit away your worries and swing toward hope. Sock the Vote kits and free pledge cards are in the shop at littleskein.com. There’s something for everyone. November 6: Be a voter.     On the Needles:(0:43) Gigi finished her Purlbreak's last color and is working on the edge now. Gigi finally turned both heels and did toe decreases on the Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy, She started a new pair in the Sunset Stripe colorway in Paton's Kroy. And got to the first heel increase on both.   Jasmin made some progress on her Knitmona “creepy crawlies” Halloween socks. ‘Tis the season! #operationsockdrawer   Jasmin’s Sprig pullover as outgrown it’s 16” circular needles. Jasmin mentions Pigeon. Gigi finished the  sleeves of the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL. The instructions seemed challenging, so she let it marinade, then she did it one step at a time .   Jasmin has finished the hemstitching on her secret project. She is knotting the fringe, then beading it using Dental Appliance Threaders Gigi has a finished the pile of preemie hats in blue Regia and needs to make a bunch of pompoms. Jasmin mentions Paperdaisy Creations Jasmin talks about vintage Bakelite. Gigi has finished the sockhead cowl, out of Knitcircus Trampoline, and is looking for another cowl to knit. She cast on the Ridgeline cowl, yarn from Backyard Fiberworks .  The first ridge is done.   Events: (25:07) - May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started - Vogue Knitting Live San Francisco: September 21-23 - Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018 - Stitches West, February 21-24 2019 In Stitches:(29:09) It’s fall! GET OUT YOUR KNITS! Jasmin- Resistance Hat Rex- Earless fox hat, playful stripes Genevieve- foofy scarf, hearthstone pullover,  all you need is hat   Mother Knows Best:(34:26) This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?"  thread about how we stay motivated.   When Knitting Attacks:(47:33) Ridgeline cowl.  Knit one row too many, had to tink it back Vitamin D sweater  Picked up 4 extra stitches under each arm.   Review:(51:16) This week we review : Take Heart, by Fiona Alice   And Sew On:(43:31) Gigi’s class this semester is Fashion Design II. She needs to make a muslin for Jasmin to make sure the skirt  fits her. Construction of high waisted skirt is amazing.   Teacher does You Tube tutorials on sewing.    

1hr 6mins

14 Sep 2018

Rank #15

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Visual Clutter - Episode 530 - The Knitmore Girls

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.   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 Pigments “Roy G Pig” to replace the one on our Knitmore Vanilla Sock pattern. #operationsockdrawer Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.   Events: (16:50) - #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL will be paused until further notice - May 18 Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery - Stash Dash May 24 till August 24 -Until May 24 Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month -Tour de Fleece July 6-28   In Stitches:(24:05) - Genevieve: Gryffindor Scarf and hat Jasmin loves #todaysKnitOutfit Gigi mentions #memadeMay   Mother Knows Best:(27:32) This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about washing a pom pom. Jasmin mentions Katrinkles buttons When Knitting Attacks:(32:00) Gigi is attacked by the Robin’s Hooded Bandana Cowl, Decided to start with Judy’s magic cast on, now knitting from the crown down.   And Sew On:(35:27) Working on complicated project, a sculptured dress. Dress for our final project: Need to drape it on a school form and  make out of fashion fabric. Watching Project Runway, Season 10 , one of them is using Iris silk pins

40mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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Just the Thesis - Episode 517 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:               No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.   Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.   Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works withALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.   Episode 517 Bar Maids - Erin Lane - Infinite twist- KnitCompanion   On the Needles:(0:30) People to follow: @themakersofcolorcollective Jasmin is organizing her stash. She mentions the Stashfit workbook.   She finished the knitting on her Parkland Boxy. Jasmin spent 20 minutes setting up her Ixchel in KnitCompanion. Reading the user handbook sped that up considerably. Gigi has set up a kit for the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm. Jasmin enthuses about the Bluster Bay Swift. Gigi did one more unit for the polygon blanket. Gigi knitted Vanilla is the New Black socks last year.This year she  has Non-Euclidian heel socks on the needles, one pair in the "Deep End" colorway knitting is done, and a pair in Cherry Pop Stripes, also "Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple Haze". You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy (currently sold out, check back). Jasmin picked up her SPAKAL Harvest Cardigan and is nearly done with the first sleeve. She mentions her Dissent sweater. Gigi started to knit another Rocky Coast cardigan. Genevieve said it doesn’t look like a cardigan yet   Jasmin has finished her Worsted Boxy. Finished AND BLOCKED! Jasmin fulled her cashmere Aran Pocket Shawl by Cheryl Oberle, the cashmere gingham scarf for Andrew. (Fancy acrylic handle plunger here.)   Gigi also wants to set up Curls by Hunter Hammersen. Yarn is washed. Jasmin has swatched for her Celestarium, and is deciding whether to do gold or silver beads for the constellations. She mentions Little Skein in the Big Wool and the matching bag. Gigi finished a 80 stitch preemie/ newborn hat.  It takes more than one session to finish one.   Events: (37:29) - #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. - Stitches West, February 21-24 2019 - Stitches West registration   In Stitches:(38:42) - Jasmin: wool socks,looped loop cowl, Goin Gold Hat, ribbi cardi, Tied Knots hat, Seneca, Tangled Yoke cardigan. - Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Greyhaven hat, sockhead cowl,out of Knitcircus Yarn in a gradient, probably in Shades of Grey, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, old V neck Brown sweater - Genevieve: Gryffindor scarf and hat -Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,   Mother Knows Best:(43:09) We talk about different ways to organize your stash! Jasmin mentions comforter bags Jasmin put her needles into locking plastic boxes . Gigi uses a big trapper keeper and pencil pouches.   When Knitting Attacks:(56:44) Gigi: Rocky Coast.  Twisted a cable the wrong way, Did something else wrong, doesn’t like it, won't like it ten rows from now, will start over again.   Review:(1:02:53) Winter Knits from Scandinavia, by Jenny Alderbrant Jasmin mentions Emily's Tightly Spun podcast   And Sew On:(1:10:41) Gigi is trying to sew or do something sewing related every day. Routines. Mending: changing buttons.   Sewing one seam per night on the Ribbi Cardi. Gigi is drafting another moulage/sloper using the instructions from Suzy Furrer’s book Building Patterns, The Architecture of Women’s Clothing Kenneth D King said he can draft a sloper in an hour.  Gigi isn't there yet

1hr 18mins

25 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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Team Spoiler - Episode 514 - The Knitmore Girls

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:(0:33) 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.

58mins

5 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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

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

1hr 1min

28 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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Scrambled Eggs - Episode 529 - The Knitmore Girls

This week's episode is sponsored by:                           No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com   Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. We also have a bi-monthly yarn club called Club Dragonfly. You can join on a pro-rated basis and receive 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 Warm “Floating “ in Quarz She still needs to block the Purlbreak by Stephen West. Jasmin is about 25% done with the Intermezzo Cowl by Rahymah out of Lisa Souza Cashmere/Silk Fingering in “Squashblossom”.   Gigi picked up the Non-Euclidian heel Socks . Jasmin has swatched  (Anzula "For Better or For Worsted") for her Dissent pullover. Jasmin started a sock in Oink Pigments “Roy G Pig” to replace the one on our Knitmore Vanilla Sock pattern. Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante. Maybe done by Stitches West 2020? Gigi is knitting : Robin’s Hooded Bandana Cowl, Out of Neighborhood Fiber Co,  in Studio Chunky in the "Reservoir Hill" colorway.   Events: (24:01) - #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. - May 18 (tentatively) Spinning at the Winery - Stash dash end of May till sometime in August Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month, April to May -Tour de Fleece July 6-28   In Stitches:(25:40) - Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, Ridgeline cowl, wool socks, - Jasmin: Bifrost Scarf, Rainbow Dots cowl. Jasmin also mentions the #todaysknitoutfit hashtag - Genevieve: Gryffindor Scarf and hat - Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,   Mother Knows Best:(27:57) Why classes, why does Gigi sew?   When Knitting Attacks:(36:33) Gigi is attacked by her Poza, the Newsprint cowl, the Robin’s Hooded Bandana Cowl, the  Non- Euclidean heel Socks.   Jasmin is attacked by her Polwarth pullover. She mentions the Directors Cut Ysolda interview.   Review:(44:29) Dogs on Sweaters Franklin Habit is teaching a dog sweater class   Jasmin mentions that there are companies that process pet fur. (VIP Fibres is the company we're most familiar with, but they might not be in business anymore.)   Straw into Gold:(51:05) Jasmin finished the Silk Abby sent with her Device after a long dry spell spinning. Gigi loves the Sewing Out Loud podcast   And Sew On:(54:21) Flare skirt done, Surplice done Finished the book by The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dress Making; How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear them with Style   She is watching Project Runway, Season 10    

58mins

19 Apr 2019

Rank #20