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A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

Episode Date
Bilingual Tape Measure - Episode 493 - The Knitmore Girls
43:29
 
 

So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.

Akerworks: We like making things.

 
 
 

No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

On the Needles:(0:42)

 

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

 

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

Asfaltflickan yarn in “Plastic Pony”.

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

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

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

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

 


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

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

 



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

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

Gigi soaked and rinsed the yarn for the Ridgeline Cowl.

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

Events: (13:13)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018.

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

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

- Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

- Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

- Vogue Live San Francisco: September 21-23

 

Mother Knows Best:(17:06)

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

Gigi mentions a colorwheel.



When Knitting Attacks:(24:22)

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

Gigi lost a game of chicken with the Purlbreak.

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

out of the pattern on the brim.

 

Review:(28:44)

This week we review  Coastal Crochet, by Karen Whooley

 

Straw into Gold:(37:20)

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

 

And Sew On:(40:33)

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

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

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

Gigi mentions her serger book.

Aug 10, 2018
Benevolent Dictator - Episode 492 - The Knitmore Girls
55:49

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 
So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.
 
Akerworks: We like making things.
 
 
 
No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com
 
Since 2008, Black Trillium Fibres has been dedicated to two things: great color and quality yarn.  However, those two things alone cannot adequately describe the incredible joy of being a part of such a creative, diverse and supportive society of crafters and artisans.  So here’s to the next ten years and a new layer of commitment: to our family, our community, and beyond.  You’ll find us at blacktrilliumfibres.com – we look forward to crafting a beautiful world with you!

 


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

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

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

She also mentions the interview with the very charming Stephen West

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

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

Asfaltflickan yarn in “Plastic Pony”.

She is thinking of making another Knitmore Vanilla sock.

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

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

 

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

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

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

“Parkland” colorway.

 

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

by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.

 

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

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

 

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

Interpretations Volume 5,

by Joji Locatelli.

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

in Cadet Blue.

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

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

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

Fox hat.

 

Events: (24:50)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018.

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

Ended 7/31

Tour de Fleece: July 7-29. Fín.

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

Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

 

Dungeons and Dropped Stitches videocast!

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

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

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

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:39)

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

and used a different color to highlight sleeves.

Jasmin ordered the wrong stitch markers, then DIY fixed them

Gigi lost a game of chicken with the Purlbreak.

 

Review:(41:33)

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

(PREORDER LINK WILL BE HERE)

 

Straw into Gold:(46:30)

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

up a storm. Jasmin enthuses about the Akerworks Kate.

 

And Sew On:(51:16)

 

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

Aug 03, 2018
Stick a Needle in It - Episode 491 - The Knitmore Girls
47:16
 
 
 

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.

 

At Knitcircus, we’re wild about creating self-striping yarns and can’t stop coming up with gradient colorways. Each cake includes six different shades; just knit along and watch the colors change! One ball makes an enchanting baby sweater like the Spring Break project in the Brass and Steam gradient shown, or choose a larger one for a Hitchhiker or your favorite shawl. Mix and match with gradients, coordinating Speckled Handpaints and semi-solid yarns for the perfect match for any project. Visit us online at Knitcircus.com or in person at our Studio Store. All Knitcircus yarns use luxury USA Merino bases and are hand-dyed with love in Wisconsin.

 

On the Needles:(0:27)

Jasmin did a live knit and chat on instagram live with BostonJen from the Down Cellar Studio Podcast.

 

Gigi picked up her Purlbreak again.

 

Jasmin has picked up a sock! A Knitmore Vanilla Sock, with the Cynthia variation, made out of

Asfaltflickan yarn in “Plastic Pony”.

She mentions Sock School. Jasmin mentions Pawley mugs.

 

Gigi is working on a Welcome Blanket, her colors are two shades of purple, and two shades of green.

She cast on a new purple square and finished it, cast on another one.

 

Jasmin has split for the armholes on her Boxy out of Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio worsted in the “Parkland” colorway.

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

She is LOVING  Knit Companion.

 

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

in Cadet Blue. Gigi is considering swapping the needles out, so she can work on sock rockets instead.

 

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

 

Events: (14:30)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018 (Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! )

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

Ends soon?

Tour de Fleece: July 7-29

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

Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

Stitches West, February 21-24 2019

 

Mother Knows Best:(17:24)

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

ends tidily

Jasmin mentions Lucy Neatby's DVD series.

 

Review:(24:05)

This week we review The New Crewel  Exquisite Designs in Contemporary Embroidery,  by Katherine

Shaughnessy

Jasmin mentions Joanna Johnson and Brenda Patipa.

 

Straw into Gold:(34:00)

Jasmin PLIES! She’s spinning another of Nicole Frost's batts. She did an Instagram live(series is

called “Did You Loose Count?”) with Nicole Frost last Thursday night. She’s been plying up a storm.

Setting yarn: all at the same time?

Also, whom would you like to see on an episode of "Did You Lose Count?"

 

And Sew On:(51:36)

Gigi mended Genevieve‘s dress with Battenberg lace.

Mended small holes in a commercial sweater.  Not decorative mending. Tried using hair for mending.

Another class project: Camp shirt to match plaids.  Had to draft long sleeves. Gigi mentions Hunter

Hammersen and her blog. Gigi mention DMC embroidery floss. Storage bins and art bins.

Together with Genevieve they assembled a pattern  from Made for Mermaids.

Jul 28, 2018
Cinderella Dress - Episode 490 - The Knitmore Girls
58:57

On the Needles:(0:41)

Jasmin talks about Stash Dash and her competition with BostonJen from the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. She

mentions the Knit Girllls.

Shilo of Spin Control is BACK! Search for her podcast and resubscribe!


Gigi finished another Knitmore cowl, in the Fantastic Beasts colorway by Mint Rain Hand Dyed Yarns.


Jasmin  is working on Welcome Blanket squares to raise money for the a number of important

charities, including:

International Rescue Committee

Southern Poverty Law Center

Florence Immigrants and Refugee Rights Project

Jasmin is accepting sponsors for her Welcome blanket squares.

Gigi is working on a second blanket, her colors are two shades of purple, and two shades of green.

She cast on a new purple square


Jasmin has made some progress on her Tale as Old as Time cowl.

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

She learned how to do Knit Companion and likes it. She mentions the Celestarium.


Gigi is working on two socks in the Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy in blue stripes.

New pair Kroy in Cadet Blue. Gigi is considering swapping them out so she can work on sock rockets instead.


Jasmin is 1” away from the armhole split on her Boxy out of Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio worsted in the “Parkland” colorway.


Jasmin FINALLY cast on her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL sweater! She is knitting

the Fading Lines by Joji Locatelli.


Shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. First pages are up in the

top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum. (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to ravelry)

Gigi, is ready to do the math. She also has a new preemie hat on the needles!



Events: (20:00)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018 (Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! )

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

- The Knit Girllls work to benefit Pet Smart Charities,

- and Little Bitty Designs benefit The Breast Cancer Charities

Tour de Fleece: July 7-29

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

Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018


Mother Knows Best:(23:09)

This week we talk about value (indy yarn vs big box yarns). Shop small, shop smart.

Jasmin uses Neighborhood Fiber Company yarn as an example of calculating value. Jasmin mentions Hicklebee's (kids bookstore).


When Knitting Attacks:(33:02)

Gigi is attacked!


Review:(35:00)

This week we review: Artful Color, Mindful Knits, by Laura Militzer Bryant


Straw into Gold:(44:04)

Jasmin PLIES! She’s spinning another of Nicole Frost's batts. She did an Instagram live(series will be

called “Did You Lose Count?”) with Abby Franquemont where abby explained the physics

of rewinding bobbins with the Doodad.

She mentions the Akerworks Yarncaddie.


And Sew On:(51:36)

Gigi used the industrial blind hemmer in school to sew  the hem of the corduroy skirt.


Tension was off, hem was awful. She read the manual of her domestic machine and did it.


Gigi also tacked A- line skirts at darts and seams, Turned and stitched the hem for Knitmore dress, and used the narrow hem foot to hem the lining.

 

 

 
Jul 20, 2018
Personal Road crew - Episode 489 - The Knitmore Girls
56:50

 

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.

 
 

 
Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Gigi is making progress on another Knitmore cowl, in the Fantastic Beasts colorway by

Mint Rain Hand Dyed Yarns.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on her Sprig pullover by Alana Dakos out of Lisa Souza Superwash

worsted in "Squashblossom".

 

Jasmin  is working on Welcome Blanket squares to raise money for the a number of important

charities, including:

International Rescue Committee

Southern Poverty Law Center

Florence Immigrants and Refugee Rights Project

Jasmin is accepting sponsors for her Welcome blanket squares.

Gigi is working on a second blanket, her colors are two shades of purple, and two shades of green.

She finished a square.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on Sleeve #1 of her Frozen Hearts sweater.

 

Gigi is working on two socks in the Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy in blue stripes.

 

Jasmin is 2” away from the armhole split on her Boxy out of Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio worsted in

the “Parkland” colorway.

 

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.

Shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. First pages are up in the

top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum. (You can get very basic measurements here,

or go to CustomFit and get THE WHOLE deal.) (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to

ravelry)

Gigi washed her swatch, is ready to do the math.

 

Jasmin made some progress on her Tale as Old as Time cowl at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

 

Events: (15:17)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018 (Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! )

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

- The Knit Girllls work to benefit Pet Smart Charities,

- and Little Bitty Designs benefit The Breast Cancer Charities

Tour de Fleece: July 7-29

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

Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

 

Mother Knows Best:(17:21)

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

converting pullovers into cardigans. Jasmin mentions the Landon cardigan, and  the Elsa cardigan.

 

Steeking videos 1 and 2

 

When Knitting Attacks:(22:22)

Gigi didn’t swatch for the Fantastic Beasts cowl. She should have.

 

Review:(24:56)

This week we review  Star Trek Cross Stitch, by John Lohman

 

Straw into Gold:(36:09)

 

Jasmin is raving about Nicole Frost's batts and Ply Magazine

 

And Sew On:(47:20)

Gigi’s is taking the beginning sewing class at West Valley College. She loves it.

She used the industrial blind hemmer, sewed a corduroy skirt and was wrestling with nap,

installed yet another invisible zipper, sewed a lining to the zipper band by machine.

Last project is a camp shirt with techniques for matching stripes.  

Seersucker is a bear to work with. She will need a seam stick to sew seersucker dresses for Genevieve.

 

Gigi mentions Kenneth D. King and Threads magazine

Jul 14, 2018
Whale for Scale - Episode 488 - The Knitmore Girls
01:08:21

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.

 
 
Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

 

At Knitcircus, we’re wild about creating self-striping yarns and can’t stop coming up with gradient colorways. Each cake includes six different shades; just knit along and watch the colors change! One ball makes an enchanting baby sweater like the Spring Break project in the Brass and Steam gradient shown, or choose a larger one for a Hitchhiker or your favorite shawl. Mix and match with gradients, coordinating Speckled Handpaints and semi-solid yarns for the perfect match for any project. Visit us online at Knitcircus.com or in person at our Studio Store. All Knitcircus yarns use luxury USA Merino bases and are hand-dyed with love in Wisconsin.

 

 

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

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

One minute health update.

Jasmin started a Spring pullover by Alana Dakos out of Lisa Souza Superwash worsted in "Squashblossom". Gigi mentions

Dr Gemma.

 

Jasmin mentions Thea Colman's Baby Cocktails.

Gigi cast on a new cowl. Mint Rain Hand Dyed Yarns, in theFantastic Beasts colorway,

Knitmore cowl pattern.

Jasmin  is working on Welcome Blanket squares to raise money for the a number of important

charities, including:

International Rescue Committee

Southern Poverty Law Center

Florence Immigrants and Refugee Rights Project

Jasmin is accepting sponsors for her Welcome blanket squares.

Gigi is working on a second blanket, her colors are two shades of purple, and two shades of green.

 

Gigi is working on two socks in the Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy in blue stripes

Looking at other people knitting Patons Kroy. Lovely colors. Different from what our big box stores carry.

 

Ready for toe decreases on the first sock and almost there on the second one. Waiting for the cardboard footprint of the recipient.  

 

Jasmin has finished the sewn bind-off the BB8 little sock arms sweater.

 

She has been working on her Knitmore Depth cowl out of Fiber Seed yarn in the Knitmore colorway from The Fiberseed Yarn Company for The Great Knit-off!. Open for orders now, KAL started June 1.

(use discount code "theknitmoregirls" through the end of July for 50% off either the 'depth' cowl or 'depth hat' patterns. Code can be used multiple times by any individual, so you can get 1/2 off both patterns at different times if you want to.)

 

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.

Shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. First pages are up in the

top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum. (You can get very basic measurements here, or go to CustomFit and get THE WHOLE deal.) (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to ravelry)

Jasmin has reordered and washed her Main Color from Neighborhood Fiber Company.

 

Events: (20:13)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018 (Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! )

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

- The Knit Girllls work to benefit Pet Smart Charities,

- and Little Bitty Designs benefit The Breast Cancer Charities

Tour de Fleece: July 7-29

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

Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

Jasmin mentions Comedians in Cars Drinking Coffee

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:40)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about? “ thread about tiny swatches.

Please tell us about your lying swatches.

Jasmin prefers Talenti Gelato containers for washing her swatches; Treat Ice Cream containers for washing larger things.

Last week We talked  about he amazing dinosaur sweaters from Nicky Epstein.  Didn't find it on ravelry, but found something similar and amazing

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:40)

Gigi didn’t swatch for the Fantastic Beasts cowl.  Didn’t like the density of the fabric.

Swatched on the piece with smaller needles, so she frogged and started over.

Gigi mentions the Sewing Out Loud podcast.

Jasmin knits one night, tinks the next.

 

Review:(45:57)

This week we review  Travel Knits For the Family, Volume I by Kate Bostwick

 

And Sew On:(43:16)

Gigi’s is taking the beginning sewing class at West Valley College. She loves it.

The book they are using is Sewing For the Apparel Industry, by Claire Shaeffer.

Quiz every week, lot of different samples. Turned in skirt, loved the technique for sewing the waist facing. Used the blind hemmer.

Sewed a t shirt, used the cover stitch machine.  Copied the sloper for the A- line skirt.

Last project is a camp shirt with techniques for matching stripes.  

Cut the shirt, thread marked (so efficient!) pocket and button placement

 

New technical term. Plaid refers to stripes that run at a 90 degree angle to the warp.

Jul 06, 2018
Propeller - Episode 487 - The Knitmore Girls
47:46

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.

 

For $50 off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/knitmoregirls.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

One minute health update.

 

Jasmin  is working on Welcome Blanket squares to raise money for the a number of important

charities, including:

International Rescue Committee

Southern Poverty Law Center

Florence Immigrants and Refugee Rights Project

Jasmin is accepting sponsors for her Welcome blanket squares.

Gigi finished a square and cast on the second one, her colors are two shades of purple, and two

shades of green

 

Gigi is working on two socks in the Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy in blue stripes

 

Jasmin worked on sleeve 1 of her Frozen Hearts sweater.

Jasmin has finished the knitting on the BB8 little sock arms sweater.

 

She has been working on her Knitmore Depth cowl out of Fiber Seed yarn in the Knitmore colorway

from The Fiberseed Yarn Company for The Great Knit-off!. Open for orders now, KAL started June 1.

(use discount code "theknitmoregirls" through the end of July for 50% off either the 'depth' cowl or

'depth hat' patterns. Code can be used multiple times by any individual, so you can get 1/2 off both

patterns at different times if you want to.)

 

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.

Shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. First pages are up in the

top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum. (You can get very basic measurements here, or

go to CustomFit and get THE WHOLE deal.) (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to ravelry)

Jasmin has swatched for hers, and has done math.

 

Events: (12:38)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018 (Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! )

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

- The Knit Girllls work to benefit Pet Smart Charities,

- and Little Bitty Designs benefit The Breast Cancer Charities

Tour de Fleece: July 7-29

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

Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

 

Mother Knows Best:(15:24)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about? “ thread about money

and knitting. Please tell us how you make it work.

We talk about he amazing dinosaur sweaters from Nicky Epstein.  Didn't find it on ravelry, but found

something similar!

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:03)

For Stash Dash, Gigi excavated her Katje sweater, but didn’t find any extra yarn.

 

Review:(38:05)

This week we review Crocheter’s Skill-Building Workshop, by Dora Ohrenstein

 

And Sew On:(43:16)

Gigi’s is taking the beginning sewing class at West Valley College. She loves it.

The book they are using is Sewing For the Apparel Industry, by Claire Shaeffer.

The teacher returned the pajama shorts the class had sewn, Technique samples were due, she worked

on the A line skirt, and cut some fancy fabric for a t shirt.

Jun 29, 2018
Parallel Socks - Episode 486 - The Knitmore Girls
41:21

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

On the Needles:(0:31)

Jasmin  is working on Welcome Blanket squares to raise money for the a number of important charities,

including:

International Rescue Committee

Southern Poverty Law Center

Florence Immigrants and Refugee Rights Project

Jasmin is accepting sponsors for her Welcome blanket squares.

Gigi is working on two socks in the Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy in blue stripes

 

Jasmin has been working on her Knitmore Depth cowl out of Fiber Seed yarn in the Knitmore colorway

from The Fiberseed Yarn Company for The Great Knit-off!. Open for orders now, KAL started June 1.

(use discount code "theknitmoregirls" through the end of July for 50% off either the 'depth' cowl or

'depth hat' patterns. Code can be used multiple times by any individual, so you can get 1/2 off both

patterns at different times if you want to.)

Gigi started the next cowl out of Black Trillium Pebble Sock in the "My Little Rainbows" colorway.

 

Listened to the Knit Girllls talk about Stripe Calculator plannedpooling.com

 

Jasmin has finished the knitting on the BB8 little sock arms sweater.

She wishes she could take Franklin Habit's class on embroidering on knits

Gigi swatched for the Vitamin D cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier for the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

By Lana Gatto Feeling.  Creamy white  (70% merino wool/ 20% silk / 10% cashmere )

Now she needs some math.

Gigi's preemie hat out of purple Kroy is done, and it needs a pompom

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.

Shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. First pages are up in the

top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum. (You can get very basic measurements here, or

go to CustomFit and get THE WHOLE deal.) (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to ravelry)

 

Events: (13:34)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018 (Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! )

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

 - The Knit Girllls work to benefit Pet Smart Charities,

 - and Little Bitty Designs benefit The Breast Cancer Charities

Tour de Fleece: July 7-29

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

Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

 

Mother Knows Best:(16:02)

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

episode 500. If you have any fun ideas, please suggest away in the episode thread.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(18:52)

Gigi checked the numbers of the dye lots of the Kroy socks. Stash Dash.  Excavated Katje sweater.

Jasmin nearly inhales a stitch marker while watching "Nailed it!"


Review:(23:52)

This week we review

Someting New To Learn About Lace

by Jen Arnall-Culliford

We mention Galina and her Orenburg Lace Books

 

And Sew On:(31:00)

Gigi’s is taking the beginning sewing class at West Valley College. She loves it.

The book they are using is Sewing For the Apparel Industry, by Claire Shaeffer

Pajama shorts are done. She mentions her personalized sloper.  

Excited about learning invisible zipper technique.  

Jun 22, 2018
Cashmerrrrrrre - Episode 485 - The Knitmore Girls
57:09

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
 
We dreamed of a time when yarn would feed smoothly so that we could knit row after row without tugging, pulling, or untangling. Then, we realized that we could just re-envision a classic yarn caddy / Lazy Susan concept and create a flat-packable device that can sit and rotate on any quarter-inch shaft, including our Lazy Kates and Simple Kates. Tensioned with our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo, the yarn feed rate is controlled--or not, if that's your preference! We'd say more, but we've already returned to our knitting….
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.
 

Today's show is brought to you by HelloFresh. Visit hellofresh.com and use promo code “knitmore30” to save $30 off your first week of deliveries.

 

On the Needles:(0:38)

Jasmin made some progress on the second top down, set-in sleeve of the BB8 little sock arms sweater.

 

Gigi is working on two socks in the Vanilla Is The New Black out of Regia, and two out of Patons Kroy

 

Jasmin has been working on her Knitmore Depth cowl out of Fiber Seed yarn in the Knitmore colorway

from The Fiberseed Yarn Company for The Great Knit-off!. Open for orders now, KAL started June 1.

(use discount code "theknitmoregirls" through the end of July for 50% off either the 'depth' cowl or 'depth hat' patterns. Code can be used multiple times by any individual, so you can get 1/2 off both patterns at different times if you want to.)

 

Gigi started the next cowl out of Black Trillium Pebble Sock in the "My Little Rainbows" colorway.

 

Gigi swatched for the Vitamin D cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier for the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

By Lana Gatto Feeling.  Creamy white  (70% merino wool/ 20% silk / 10% cashmere )

 

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.

Shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. First pages are up in the

top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum. (You can get very basic measurements here, or

go to CustomFit and get THE WHOLE deal.) (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to ravelry)

 

Jasmin worked on her Tale as Old as Time cowl during Solo.

Gigi working on a preemie  hat out of purple Kroy.

 

Events: (13:49)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018 (Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! )

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

  - The Knit Girllls work to benefit Pet Smart Charities,

  - and Little Bitty Designs benefit The Breast Cancer Charities

Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018

Tour de Fleece: July 7-29

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

 

Mother Knows Best:(16:51)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about? “ thread about estimating

stripe repeats in a ball of yarn.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(27:52)

Gigi is supposed to knit less

Vitamin D cardigan. She likes the drape on the looser gauge better

Stash Dash.  Excavated Katje sweater.

Jasmin suggest consulting Knitting Comfortably, by Carson Demers and Ann Budd

 

Review:(33:18)

This week we review Runway Crochet, by Margaret Hubert

Jasmin mentions the second Austin Powers movie

 

And Sew On:(43:36)

Gigi’s is taking the beginning sewing class at West Valley College. She loves it.

The book they are using is Sewing For the Apparel Industry, by Claire Shaeffer

 

Jasmin changed the style of the straps on the blue version of her spectacular yellow dress.she's

considering taking the cap sleeves off of the others.

 

Short Rows:(49:51)

Genevieve talks about the scarf she is knitting out of Elsa blue yarn from Lisa Souza / on

Brittany needles . She also talks about her Star Wars crochet kits.

Jun 15, 2018
Magpie - Episode 484 - The Knitmore Girls
55:07

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 

We dreamed of a time when yarn would feed smoothly so that we could knit row after row without tugging, pulling, or untangling. Then, we realized that we could just re-envision a classic yarn caddy / Lazy Susan concept and create a flat-packable device that can sit and rotate on any quarter-inch shaft, including our Lazy Kates and Simple Kates. Tensioned with our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo, the yarn feed rate is controlled--or not, if that's your preference! We'd say more, but we've already returned to our knitting….
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.

 
Find *your* kindred spirit in a Little Skein kit. Wrapped up like a beautiful present to yourself, our knitting kits bring to life your favorite stories from growing up. We start with an inspired project, add hand-dyed yarn, a handmade project bag, and special notions – all to give you a zing of joy. Visit us at littleskein.com

 

On the Needles:(0:29)

Jasmin has started the second top down, set-in sleeve of the BB8 little sock arms sweater.

 

Jasmin has been working on her Knitmore Depth cowl out of Fiber Seed yarn in the Knitmore colorway from

The Fiberseed Yarn Company for The Great Knit-off!. Open for orders now, KAL starts June 1. Jasmin has

made some progress on hers as well.

 

Gigi has finished knitting the Knitmore Depth cowl. She set up for knitting another one in the Apple Cider

colorway.

 

Gigi is working on two socks in the Vanilla Is The New Black out of Regia, and two out of Patons Kroy.


Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.

Shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. First pages are up in the top post of the thread in

the Knitmore Girls forum. (You can get very basic measurements here, or go to CustomFit and get THE

WHOLE deal.) (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to ravelry)

 

Gigi swatched for the Vitamin D cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier for the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL. By

Lana Gatto Feeling.  Creamy white  (70% merino wool/ 20% silk / 10% cashmere )

 

Gigi finished the last preemie  hat out of Malabrigo Ceresa. Gigi swatched some more  for the next cowl out

of Black Trillium Pebble Sock in the "My Little Rainbows" colorway.

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl.



Events: (19:37)

- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018 (Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! )

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

   - The Knit Girllls work to benefit Pet Smart Charities,

   - and Little Bitty Designs benefit The Breast Cancer Charities

- Saturday, June 9th WWKIP DAY

 

Mother Knows Best:(22:31)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about? “ thread about learning to spin.

We mention Kelly Park.

Jasmin mentions her essay on Brenda Dayne's podcast.

Good Sources:

- Judith MacKenzie

- Ply Magazine

- Abby Franquemont

- Search for Park and Draft tutorials.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:56)

Gigi: Kroy socks

 

Review:(34:41)

This week we review The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, by Margaret Hubert

No Idle Hands

A treasury of Knitting Patterns, by Barbara Walker's

Susan B.Anderson

Melanie Fallick

 

And Sew On:(42:18)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Sewing For the Apparel Industry, by Claire Shaeffer

 

She registered for the beginning sewing class. Working with industrial machines is challenging.

We mention the Great British Sewing Bee. Gigi started a sewn bowl cozy Also: postage stamp quilt.

 

Jasmin changed the style of the straps on her spectacular yellow dress.

 

Jun 08, 2018
Squishing and Stretching - Episode 483 - The Knitmore Girls
01:02:05

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.

 

 

Find *your* kindred spirit in a Little Skein kit. Wrapped up like a beautiful present to yourself, our knitting kits bring to life your favorite stories from growing up. We start with an inspired project, add hand-dyed yarn, a handmade project bag, and special notions – all to give you a zing of joy. Visit us at littleskein.com

 

 

 

 

On the Needles:(0:31)

Jasmin mentions Emily of the Tightly Spun podcast. Jasmin is almost done with the first top down, set-in sleeve of the BB8 little sock arms sweater.


Gigi cast on two socks in the Vanilla Is The New Black out of Regia, and two out of Patons Kroy.

 

Jasmin has been working on her Knitmore Depth cowl. As soon as Gigi has grafted this one, she will cast

on another one in the Apple Cider colorway.

 

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl.


Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.

Shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. Page 1 is up in the top post of the thread in the

Knitmore Girls forum. (You can get very basic measurements here, or go to CustomFit and get THE

WHOLE deal.) (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to ravelry)

 

Gigi swatched some more  for the next cowl out of Black Trillium Pebble Sock in the "My Little

Rainbows" colorway. Auditioning pattern.

 

Gigi swatched for the Vitamin D cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier for the  #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

By Lana Gatto in Feeling.  Creamy white (70% merino wool/ 20% silk / 10% cashmere )

And she finished another preemie  hat out of Malabrigo Ceresa, and cast on another one.

 

Gigi has knitted the Knitmore Depth cowl, It is ready to be grafted. She set up for knitting another one

in the Apple Cider colorway. This is out of Fiber Seed yarn in the Knitmore colorway from The

Fiberseed Yarn Company for The Great Knit-off!. Open for orders now, KAL starts June 1.

Jasmin has made some progress on hers as well.

 

Gigi finished a preemie hat in the Malabrigo Ceresa. Cast on the next one

 

Gigi talks about Hyperbolic crochet and the coral reef project; she crocheted a brain coral.

 

Events: (24:22)

May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018 (Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! )

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

The Knit Girllls work to benefit Pet Smart Charities,

and Little Bitty Designs benefit The Breast Cancer Charities

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:50)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about? “ thread about  fitness.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:27)

Gigi left her knitting at Jasmin's House and had no knitting. She had to cast on another sock.

Jasmin printed her pattern in French.

Gigi is having problems with her sewing machine.

 

Review:(42:40)

This week we review Short Row Knits by Carol Feller

 

Straw into Gold:(50:30)

Jasmin was plying for Stash Dash, and used the Aker Kate

She mentions the Will Taylor Kate. Gigi mentions the Sheepspot podcast.

 

And Sew On:(55:46)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design.

 

She registered for the beginning sewing class, to learn the invisible zipper technique and

how to work on industrial machines.

Gigi started a sewn bowl cozy

 

Also: postage stamp quilt. Sewing machine issues.  

Jun 01, 2018
Moral Shortcoming - Episode 482 - The Knitmore Girls
01:00:13

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.
 
Find *your* kindred spirit in a Little Skein kit. Wrapped up like a beautiful present to yourself, our knitting kits bring to life your favorite stories from growing up. We start with an inspired project, add hand-dyed yarn, a handmade project bag, and special notions – all to give you a zing of joy. Visit us at littleskein.com

 

 

On the Needles:(0:28)

Gigi finished two pairs of Vanilla Is The New Black socks; one pair out of a purple Fabel yarn , and the

other out of a

purple Patons Kroy.

 

Gigi finished a Knitmore cowl out of Black Trillium Fibres Pebble Sock in "Modern Tweed", and unvented

a technique.

Jasmin mentions Jackie from the Kipping It Real podcast. (Sorry, it's no longer available.)

She talks about the Mr Rogers sweater.

 

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.

Exciting shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. Page 1 is up in

the top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum. (You can get very basic measurements here,

or go to CustomFit and get THE WHOLE deal.) (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to ravelry)

 

Gigi has chosen the Vitamin D cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier for the  #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

 

Jasmin is almost done with the first top down, set-in sleeve of the BB8 little sock arms sweater.

Gigi swatched for the next cowl out of Black Trillium Pebble Sock in the "My Little Rainbows" colorway.

Auditioning pattern.

And she finished another preemie  hat out of Malabrigo Ceresa.

 

Gigi has knitted Knitmore Depth cowl.ready to be grafted The Fiber Seed yarn in the Knitmore colorway

from The Fiberseed Yarn Company for The Great Knit-off!. Open for orders now, KAL starts June 1.

Gigi finished the knitting of the cowl in the Knitmore colorway.

 

Gigi finished a preemie hat in the Malabrigo Ceresa. Cast on the next one.

She talks about Hyperbolic crochet and the coral reef project.  

 

Events: (21:02)

May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018 (Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! )

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

 

Mother Knows Best:(29:44)

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

zipper installation. She mentions Threads magazine, a zipper nipper, and zipper stops. She talks about

Split Yarn zipper tutorial, and black light reactive markers and black light.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(40:09)

Knitting at the winery: Gigi was attacked by a glass of Merlot that tipped over into her tote bag.

The Erin Lane bag was water repellent enough to protect the project, nothing got onto the yarn.

 

Review:(44:12)

This week we review

51 Yarns to Spin Before You Cast Off by Jaycee Boggs

 

Jasmin mentions Ply Magazine

by Jaycee Boggs

Jasmin mentions Shaggy Bear Farms (No website, can order via shaggybearfarms@yahoo.com)

and the Sheepspot podcast

 

And Sew On:(53:05)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design.

 

The teacher graded and returned the skirt. Gigi needs to go over notes on the project

Gigi worked on  a UFO: the Knitmoregirls dress. She re-did the back seam.  

Had to re-do the seam multiple times, kept catching folds in the seam. Sewed the facing,

understitched it, armhole openings, side seam.  Working on midriff.

May 26, 2018
Grover's Sweater - Episode 481 - The Knitmore Girls
55:35

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.
 
Today's show is brought to you by HelloFresh. Visit hellofresh.com and use promo code “knitmore30” to save $30 off your first week of deliveries.
 

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.

Exciting shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. Page 1 is up in

the top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum. (You can get very basic measurements here,

or go to CustomFit and get THE WHOLE deal.) (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to

ravelry)

Gigi has chosen the Vitamin D cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier for the  #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

 

Gigi is knitting another pair of Vanilla Is The New Black socks out of a purple Fabel yarn from

Stitches 2017, turned the heel.  She and turned the heel on the purple Patons Kroy.

 

Jasmin is almost done with the first top down, set-in sleeve of the BB8 little sock arms sweater.

Gigi mentions the sleeves on the Nemesis dress. (No link, THANKS MELANIE. ;) )

 

Gigi cast on another Knitmore cowl out of Black Trillium Fibres Pebble Sock in "Modern Tweed", and has

knitted 12 inches. It is perfect auto pilot knitting. She is going to use the tiny scale that BostonJen sent her

 

Jasmin cast on her Knitmore Depth cowl (code for 50% discount on pattern: theknitmoregirls) out of the

Fiber Seed yarn in the Knitmore colorway from The Fiberseed Yarn Company for The Great Knit-off!.

Open for orders now, KAL starts June 1. Gigi is making good progress on hers out of fingering weight

yarn in the Knitmore colorway.

Gigi has knitted 36 inches of her Knitmore Depth cowl.

 

Gigi finished a preemie hat in the Malabrigo Ceresa.

She talks about Hyperbolic crochet and the coral reef project.  

 

Events: (18:16)

May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL starts

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery May 19, 2018

Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018 (Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! )

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

 

Mother Knows Best:(27:20)

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

building a fusion sweater.

Knitting Design Graph Paper

 

When Knitting Attacks:(34:31)

Gigi was attacked by the striped Kroy socks and the Purple vanilla socks.

Jasmin needs to read the directions. Even if she uses the Goodreader App.

 

Review:(38:47)

This week we review

The A to Z of Crochet : The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter By Martingale

 

And Sew On:(44:50)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design.

 

Final project is a skirt, and Gigi drafted an Added Flare skirt. There were a number of issues.

 

everyone did a presentation in class, and there were excellent suggestions.

May 18, 2018
Making Renaissance - Episode 480 - The Knitmore Girls
58:29

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.
 
Find *your* kindred spirit in a Little Skein kit. Wrapped up like a beautiful present to yourself, our knitting kits bring to life your favorite stories from growing up. We start with an inspired project, add hand-dyed yarn, a handmade project bag, and special notions – all to give you a zing of joy. Visit us at littleskein.com
 
 


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On the Needles:(0:30)

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.

Exciting shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. Page 1 is up in

the top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum. (You can get very basic measurements here,

or go to CustomFit and get THE WHOLE deal.) (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to ravelry)

 

Gigi has chosen the Vitamin D cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier for the  #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

 

Jasmin is almost done with the body of the BB8 little sock arms sweater.

 

Gigi is knitting another pair of Vanilla Is The New Black socks out of a purple Fabel yarn from Stitches 2017.

She finished the first purple stripe Patons Kroy and started the second sock.

 

Jasmin is ONE INCH from the armholes on the Worsted Boxy out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio worsted

in the “Parkland” colorway”

 

Gigi cast on another Knitmore cowl out of Black Trillium Fibres Pebble Sock in "Modern Tweed", and

has knitted 6 inches. It is perfect auto pilot knitting.

Jasmin cast on her Knitmore Depth cowl (code for 50% discount on pattern: theknitmoregirls) out of the

Fiber Seed yarn in the Knitmore colorway from The Fiberseed Yarn Company for The Great Knit-off!.

Open for orders now, KAL starts June 1. Gigi is making good progress on hers out of fingering weight yarn

in the Knitmore colorway.  

 

Gigi has knitted 30 inches of hers.

Jasmin has made a little progress on her “Goin' Gold” hat out of Black Trillium Fibres Quadra in “Chelan”

 

Gigi is knitting another preemie hat in the Malabrigo Ceresa.

Hyperbolic crochet and the coral reef project.  

Crochet microwave bowl cozy out of cotton.

 

Events: (24:11)

May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL starts

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery May 19, 2018

Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018 (Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! )

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

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:35)

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

Vogue Live!

Jasmin mentions our Director's Cut episodes.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(30:32)

Gigi was attacked by the striped Kroy socks.

Gigi was making great progress on the Knitmore Depth cowl.

she got a giant flash of colors. It was bothering her a lot of rows later, so she pulled it back.

 

Review:(44:31)

This week we review Knitting All Around,  by Wendy BERNARD.

 

Jasmin mentions Stephen West, Steven Be, and Maggie Jackson.

 

And Sew On:(55:50)

 

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

May 11, 2018
Palate Cleanser - Episode 479 - The Knitmore Girls
01:08:38

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
We dreamed of a time when yarn would feed smoothly so that we could knit row after row without tugging, pulling, or untangling. Then, we realized that we could just re-envision a classic yarn caddy / Lazy Susan concept and create a flat-packable device that can sit and rotate on any quarter-inch shaft, including our Lazy Kates and Simple Kates. Tensioned with our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo, the yarn feed rate is controlled--or not, if that's your preference! We'd say more, but we've already returned to our knitting….
 
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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.
 


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:(0:28)

 

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart. Exciting shenanigans are

afoot! Official start date is YESTERDAY! May 1st. Page 1 is up in the top post of the thread in the Knitmore

Girls forum.

Jasmin hasn't decided if she is going to pick Archer or Fading Lines .

 

Gigi has chosen the Fine Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier sweater for the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL

Gigi is knitting another preemie hat out of Malabrigo Ceresa.

 

Jasmin has finished the tail on the Fox hat for Rex, all that is left are the ears. Pattern is on her

project page.

 

Jasmin mentions Alana from Never Not Knitting.

Gigi is knitting another pair of Vanilla Is The New Black socks out of a purple Fabel yarn from Stitches

2017.Few inches into the second sock

She is also knitting another pair out of a purple stripe Patons Kroy and turned the heel on the first sock.

 

Jasmin has finished the body of her Frozen Hearts sweater.

 

Gigi cast on another Knitmore cowl out of Black Trillium Fibres Pebble Sock in "Modern Tweed", and has

knitted a few inches. It is perfect auto pilot knitting. Also, she gives the pattern for this cowl at the 23:00

mark of episode 478. (It will be available as a ravelry download for $1 as a PDF, but free if you listen to

the podcast and just write it down.)

 

Jasmin cast on her Knitmore Depth cowl (code for 50% discount on pattern: theknitmoregirls out of the Fiber

Seed yarn in the Knitmore colorway(The Great Knit-off!).

Open for orders now) starts June 1. Gigi is making good progress on hers out of fingering weight yarn in the

Knitmore colorway.  

Fiberseed Company, Discount code for the pattern is  "theknitmoregirls".



Gigi cast on another preemie hat in the Malabrigo Ceresa.

 

Events: (25:16)

May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL starts

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery May 19, 2018

Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018

June 1st: Great Knit Off!

Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! Go vote for your preferred changes to the rules.

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:13)

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

someone else's abandoned project.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(38:21)

Jasmin has started her project for the Great Knit Off, and talks about Kombucha.

 

Review:(44:31)

This week we review

How to Crochet, by Sara Delaney

Gigi talks about the Coral Reef Project

 

And Sew On:(55:50)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design.

Teacher returned graded blouses. We were asked to talk about the project

Next project is a skirt.  Worked on drafting a skirt sloper all weekend.

Sewed one out of Swedish pattern paper. Sat down in it.

Didn’t have enough ease


Gigi is listening to Sewing Out Loud. They mention slopers regularly.

May 04, 2018
An Adventure - Episode 478 - The Knitmore Girls
56:57

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Today's show is brought to you by HelloFresh. Visit hellofresh.com and use promo code “knitmore30” to save $30 off your first week of deliveries.
 
 
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On the Needles:(0:30)

Jasmin is on the fuzzy end of the tail on the Fox hat for Rex, just in time for the sweltering heat. Pattern is on

her project page.

She wants to also make a sweater with foxes on the yoke.

 

Gigi is knitting another pair of Vanilla is the new black socks out of a purple Fabel yarn from Stitches 2017.

She cast on another pair out of a purple stripe Patons Kroy. She finished a pair of gray vanilla socks out

of Regia.

Jasmin has started the ribbing on the body of her Frozen Hearts sweater, and she is planning a new sweater.

 

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart. Exciting shenanigans are afoot!

Official start date is

May 1st. Page 1 is up in the top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum.

 

Gigi has chosen the Fine Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier sweater for the #chooseyourownadventureKAL

She swatched for another Knitmore cowl out of Black Trillium Fibres Pebble Sock in "Modern Tweed",

and did some math.and cast on. It is perfect auto pilot knitting. Also, she gives the pattern for this cowl

at the 23:00 mark. (It will be available as a ravelry download for $1 as a PDF, but free if you listen to the

podcast and just write it down.)

Gigi needs to cast on another preemie hat in the Malabrigo Ceresa.

 

Gigi not working on Purlbreak, out of Oink Pigment yarn in oink sock, because she needs to order more yarn

Jasmin mentioned Positive Language Development in Children (Book is "Wired to Listen").

Jasmin worked on her Worsted Boxy (by Joji Locatelli) out of Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio worsted in

the “Parkland” colorway during the parent meeting and RAN OUT OF YARN.

 

So, she worked on her backup knitting:Rex’s BB-8 Sock Arms sweater.

She mentions Unwind in Burbank, Which sadly, has closed.

Gigi gives the pattern for the Knitmore cowl. We mention Try it on Tubing

 

Events: (26:27)

May 1st: #ChooseyourownAdventureKAL starts

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery May 19, 2018

Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018

Check out the Knit Girllls, rules will go up soon. Go vote for your preferred changes to the rules.

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:31)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" re: creative knitting fixes

We mention Sivia Harding's class about repairing knits.

Jasmin mentions her blog and the summer where we tried to creatively paint our den. (Go to may 14, 2017:

Of Paint and Projectiles

 

Review:(39:16)

This week we review

Japanese Stitches Unraveled, by Wendy Bernard

Jasmin mentions other books by Wendy Bernard that we liked, as well as the incredibly inspiring Japanese

Stitch Dictionaries

 

And Sew On:(48:15)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design.

 

In class project is an oversized shirt with collar, cuffs at the sleeves and buttons.  

Pattern is drafted. She pinned and cut out her pattern, the contrast fabric for cuffs, under collar and collar

stand. She sewed it this weekend. Checked pattern and all paperwork, and handed it in.  

Next project is a skirt.  Frustrated with sewing things that I can not wear.  Planning to draft a sloper that fits

me.

 

Gigi is listening to Sewing Out Loud. They mention slopers regularly.

Apr 27, 2018
Good Attitude - Episode 477 - The Knitmore Girls
53:38

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

 

Black Trillium Fibres is in the business of bringing your color dreams to life. We do more than 300 repeatable regular colors, the broadest spectrum of ombres for crafters available, as well as limited edition gradients and color packs. This year we’re taking the guesswork out of big projects by adding dyed-to-order kits to our repertoire – our first, for Caitlin Hunter’s ‘Tecumseh’, is coming soon. Check us out now at www.blacktrilliumfibres.com, and make sure to get on our mailing list for updates and sales info.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

 

On the Needles:(0:30)

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.  Official

start date is May 1st. Page 1 is up in the top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum.

Jasmin has narrowed her choices down to Archer and/or Fading Lines.

Jasmin has started the ribbing on the body of her Frozen Hearts sweater.

 

Gigi found her sweater for the choose your own adventure:  Fine Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier.

 

She swatched for another Knitmore cowl out of Black Trillium Fibres Pebble Sock in "Modern Tweed",

and did some math.

 

Jasmin is nearly done with the scarf section on the Fox hat for Rex, just in time for the sweltering heat.

 

Pattern is on her project page. Genevieve was interested in knitting on it in the car (on the way back

from the aquarium) and Jasmin was too carsick to help. (Re-ordering lost BioBands.)

Gigi is knitting another pair of Vanilla is the new black socks out of a purple Fabel yarn from Stitches... 2017?

 

She is also working on a pair of gray vanilla socks out of Regia.  

 

Jasmin worked on her Worsted Boxy (by Joji Locatelli) out of Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio worsted in

the “Parkland” colorway.

 

Gigi is working on Purlbreak, out of Oink Pigment yarn in oink sock.

 

Jasmin knit a tiny bit on Rex’s BB-8 Sock Arms sweater.

 

Gigi working on a preemie hat in the Malabrigo Ceresa red and she picked up the ears for another preemie

hat to make a cat hat.

Swatching for another Knitmore cowl out of Black Trillium Fibres in the "Modern Tweed" colorway

 

Events: (15:10)

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery May 19, 2018

Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018

Check out the Knit Girllls, Rules will go up soon.

 

Mother Knows Best:(20:59)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about knitting in

the car. We like the Biobands.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(28:18)

Gigi missed increases on a row on the Purlbreak.

 

Review:(29:47)

This week we review

The NEW Knitters Template, by Laura Militzer Bryant and Barry Klein!

Jasmin mentions Debra Newton and Ann Budd.  

And Knitting Without Tears

 

Straw into Gold: (38:53)

Jasmin did a live spin on the Spinolution PollyWog, on loan from Mandie's Fiber Arts.  Which live stream

platform is best?

 

Jasmin mentions the Victoria Wheel.

 

And Sew On:(48:15)

 

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

 
 
Apr 21, 2018
10 Years - Episode 476 - The Knitmore Girls
01:18:51

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

 

Black Trillium Fibres is in the business of bringing your color dreams to life. We do more than 300 repeatable regular colors, the broadest spectrum of ombres for crafters available, as well as limited edition gradients and color packs. This year we’re taking the guesswork out of big projects by adding dyed-to-order kits to our repertoire – our first, for Caitlin Hunter’s ‘Tecumseh’, is coming soon. Check us out now at www.blacktrilliumfibres.com, and make sure to get on our mailing list for updates and sales info.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

 

 

Find *your* kindred spirit in a Little Skein kit. Wrapped up like a beautiful present to yourself, our knitting kits bring to life your favorite stories from growing up. We start with an inspired project, add hand-dyed yarn, a handmade project bag, and special notions – all to give you a zing of joy. Visit us at littleskein.com

 

On the Needles:(0:36)

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.  Official

start date is May 1st. Page 1 is up in the top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum.

Jasmin has narrowed her choices down to Archer and/or Fading Lines.

 

Gigi found her sweater for the choose your own adventure.  Fine Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier.

 

She swatched for another Knitmore cowl out of Black Trillium Fibres Pebble Sock in "Modern Tweed"

 

Jasmin finished with ear flaps on the Fox hat for Rex, has done the shaping, and is on to the scarf portion.

Pattern is on her project page.

Jasmin mentions using Citric Acid  in the laundry. She mentions Tide Free and Gentle.

 

Gigi finished knitting Sam's Vanilla is the New Black socks. Also working on a pair for herself.

Gigi is working on Purlbreak, out of Oink Pigment yarn in oink sock.

 

Jasmin knit a tiny bit on Rex’s BB-8 Sock Arms sweater.

She mentioned Techknitter's blogpost about three jogless joins

 

Gigi cast on another preemie hat in the Malabrigo Ceresa red and she cast on another preemie hat to make a cat hat.

Swatching for another Knitmore cowl out of Black Trillium Fibres in the colorway Modern Tweed

 

Events: (23:16)

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery May 19, 2018

 

Mother Knows Best:(24:21)

This week we answer two questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

impulse control and stash. Also, how to get rid of “good” stash. Tell us how you manage impulse control.



When Knitting Attacks:(41:37)

Gigi groomed her stash some more. Planning donations to Art Vista and the Maker lab. Jasmin mentions

Nicky Epstein's Fabulous Felted Bags.

 

Review:(54:55)

This week we review

Good Measure. Knit s Perfect Fit Every Time, by Deborah Newton

Jasmin mentions Knit to Fit, Knit to Flatter, Knitting Graph Paper.

 

And Sew On:(1:07:15)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design.

Gigi is planning her next personal sewing project: a wrap dress out of a floral print denim.

In class project is an oversized shirt with collar, cuffs at the sleeves and buttons.  

 

The teacher handed out a rubric for the dress. Bodice project got graded and returned.  

Apr 12, 2018
Red Solo Cup - Episode 475 - The Knitmore Girls
54:30

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
We dreamed of a time when yarn would feed smoothly so that we could knit row after row without tugging, pulling, or untangling. Then, we realized that we could just re-envision a classic yarn caddy / Lazy Susan concept and create a flat-packable device that can sit and rotate on any quarter-inch shaft, including our Lazy Kates and Simple Kates. Tensioned with our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo, the yarn feed rate is controlled--or not, if that's your preference! We'd say more, but we've already returned to our knitting….
 
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.

On the Needles:(0:31)

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.  Official

start date is May 1st. Jasmin is undecided between two sweaters for herself.


Gigi made Sam try on the Vanilla is the New Black socks.  She may need to pull out the toe and make it longer

Jasmin is nearly finished with ear flaps on the Fox hat for Rex.She mentions  Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton.

Gigi is working on Purlbreak, out of Oink Pigment yarn in oink sock.

Jasmin knit a tiny bit on Rex’s BB-8 Sock Arms sweater.

Jasmin mentions Target and Gymboree for Star Wars sweaters.

Gigi is working on another preemie hat in the Aviary pattern,and she cast on another preemie hat to make a cat hat.


In Stitches:(23:05)

Gigi has been wearing the Quynn hat for sleeping, no more wool socks. The Beastmaster shawl and the

Mohair Bias Loop cowl.


Events: (24:34)

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery May 19, 2018


Mother Knows Best:(26:15)

This week we answer two questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about

prewashing yarn. Jasmin mentions her blogpost on citric acid.


When Knitting Attacks:(35:14)

Gigi groomed her  stash. Purged stuff she didn't  like anymore. Ribbon yarn, ladder yarn.

Lots of bright red yarn. Mohair.


Straw into Gold: (42:54)

Jasmin dyed roving with leftover egg dye. She mentions Reduran dye remover.


And Sew On:(48:34)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design.

Spring break.  She is planning her next sewing project : wrap dress out of a floral print denim.

In class next project is an oversized shirt with collar, cuffs at the sleeves and buttons.  Drafting the sleeves. Trying to work in metric is so much easier.

Apr 07, 2018
Mischief Brewing - Episode 474 - The Knitmore Girls
54:06
 
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.

 

 
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On the Needles:(0:31)

Jasmin’s Frozen Hearts sweater is nearly at the ribbing! Gigi mentions the Playful Stripes cardigans.

Gigi finished knitting the body of her ravellenics project, the Ribbi Cardi out of Cascade Venezia.

 

Body is

knitted, sleeves are done

 

Gigi picked up a WIP. Purlbreak, out of Oink Pigment yarn in oink sock

 

Jasmin made some slow progress on the Fox hat for Rex. Jasmin has made some progress on her  worsted boxy by Joji Locatelli out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Worsted in the “Parkland” benefit colorway.

 

Jasmin knit a tiny bit on Rex’s BB-8 Sock Arms sweater. Neighborhood Fiber Company donated $28,000 to the March for our Lives.

 

In Stitches:(15:25)

Gigi has been wearing the Quynn hat for sleeping, wool socks and the

Churchmouse Loop cowl,  out of KnitMona in the Gold and Silver yarn, the

Knitmore Cowl,  the Lorelei Cowl, and the fleece Impeachment hat.

Jasmin:, rainbow dots cowl, resistance hat, greyhaven hat

Genevieve: Sweet Impeachment hat, Hearthstone sweater

 

Events: (18:51)

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery May 19, 2018

 

Mother Knows Best:(21:02)

This week we answer two questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?"thread about

- sweater knitting 101 (KAL with knitting group) Jasmin announces  a neck down sweater KAL.

Stashbot This  app will give you yardage requirements for various garments and accessories.

1. pick a commercial sweater from your closet

2. get a friend to measure you.

 

Please let us know what you are interested in doing for this Pick Your Own Adventure KAL

 

3.Look at the Tin Can Knits Basic Collection

Jasmin recommends the Ann Budd Sweater books,especially the Knitter's Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters

4. Take the Sweater Survey (It's coming, I promise)

5. Official Starting date is May 1st.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(31:34)

Nothing major.  Gigi had slipped a stitch a few rows down, so she dropped it and laddered it back up.

 

Review:(32:42)

This week we review

Something New to Learn about Cables, by Arnall-Culliford Knitwear

 

Jasmin mentions Leslie Wind's cable needles

 

And Sew On:(46:36)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design.

Project due was a scoop neck bodice.

 

Personalizing sloper to fit is in the book, but not taught in any of the classes.

Mar 30, 2018
Tickled by Fun Fur - Episode 473 - The Knitmore Girls
01:04:41

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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On the Needles:(0:32)

Gigi finished the  Aviary hat pattern by Brittany Olson-Boblitt, that we got from Abundant Earth Fiber.

Jasmin FINALLY got her fun fur as started the Fox hat for Rex.

Gigi is working on her ravellenics project, the Ribbi Cardi out of Cascade Venezia. Body is knitted,

 

and sleeves decreases are done.

Jasmin has made some progress on her  worsted boxy by Joji Locatelli out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio

Worsted in the “Parkland” benefit colorway.

Jasmin knit a tiny bit on Rex’s BB-8 Sock Arms sweater.

Jasmin’s Frozen Hearts sweater is one round away from the contrast stripes at the bottom.

 

In Stitches:(22:10)

Gigi has been wearing the Quynn hat for sleeping, wool socks and the Beastkeeper shawl, and the

Knitmore Cowl, Lorelei Cowl.

Jasmin mentions Sivia Harding and the Brambleberry cowl.

Jasmin: Cashmere Mariah hoodie, rainbow dots cowl, resistance hat

 

Genevieve: Sweet Impeachment hat, little oak sweater

 

Events: (25:23)

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery May 19, 2018

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:26)

This week we answer two questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about our former

Amazon aStore, and the list feature.

 

Jasmin also suggests following her as DahlingDaughter on Twitter and Cuteknitter on Instagram for

 

family/parenting/anything not podcast-related.

 

How to respond when people say: “I could NEVER do anything like that”? Please put your own responses

in the thread.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:13)

Gigi broke an ebony dpn. Jasmin suggests Brittany Needle Wax

Gigi was working on the Ribbi Cardi, and was attacked by her knitting.

 

Review:(43:25)

This week we review  The New Crochet, A Beginners Guide, by Marian Madel

Jasmin mentions Habu Yarn.

 

And Sew On:(56:30)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design.

 

Project is a scoop neck bodice. Personalizing sloper to fit is in the book, but not taught in any of the classes.

Mar 23, 2018
The Land that Fun Fur Forgot - Episode 472 - The Knitmore Girls
01:09:57

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
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On the Needles:(0:33)

Jasmin cast on a worsted boxy by Joji Locatelli out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Worsted in the “Parkland” benefit colorway, and worked on it during "A Wrinkle in Time".

Gigi is working on her ravellenics project, the Ribbi Cardi out of Cascade Venezia. Body is knitted,

sleeves are past the elbow.

Gigi knit on the  Aviary hat pattern by Brittany Olson-Boblitt, that we got from Abundant Earth Fiber.

Jasmin knit a tiny bit on Rex’s BB-8 Sock Arms sweater.

 

In Stitches:(27:06)

Gigi has been wearing the Quynn hat for sleeping, wool socks and the Beastkeeper shawl, and the

Knitmore Cowl.

Jasmin: Cashmere Mariah hoodie, rainbow dots cowl, resistance hat

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Genevieve: Sweet Impeachment hat, Barberry cardigan, Anna Cardigan!

Rex: playful stripes cardigan,

 

Events: (31:44)

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery May 19, 2018

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:26)

The Vacation Yarn Rules

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:12)

Gigi was working on the Ribbi Cardi, and was attacked by her knitting.

Jasmin lives in the land that black fun fur forgot. She mentions the Wool and Wire Jewelry.

 

Review:(43:57)

This week we review Unobtainables. By Allison Sarnoff and Heatherly Walker

 

Straw into Gold:(54:38)

FROST BATT!

Ply magazine, singles on the Matchless. Can’t wait to skein it up and set it.

 

And Sew On:(1:02:28)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design.

Gigi listens to Love to Sew, Modern Sewciety and Sewing out Loud. None of the young people listen to sewing podcasts!

 

Staystitching.  

Mar 16, 2018
Very Star Trek - Episode 471 - The Knitmore Girls
49:39

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 
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On the Needles:(0:31)

Gigi knit one ear on one animal preemie hat, and finished a stripey preemie hat.

 

Jasmin made some progress on the body of her Frozen Hearts sweater, the body is almost done.

 

Gigi is working on her ravellenics project, the Ribbi Cardi out of Cascade Venezia.  Jasmin started the

Going Gold hat Jasmin knit a tiny bit on Rex’s BB-8 Sock Arms sweater.

 

In Stitches:(19:16)

Gigi has been wearing the Quynn hat for sleeping, wool socks and the Knitmore Cowl, and Lorelei cowl

by Sivia Harding.

Jasmin: handspun Ribbi, Cashmere Mariah hoodie, rainbow dots cowl, resistance hat

Genevieve: Sweet Impeachment hat, Barberry cardigan, Anna Cardigan!

Rex: playful stripes cardigan,

 

Events: (21:03)

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery May 19, 2018

 

Mother Knows Best:(22:48)

This week Gigi has a piece of advice: Instead of pointing out mistakes, show someone something on

your project that you enjoyed, makes you happy, and are proud of.

Gigi mentions the Sewing Out Loud podcast.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(25:21)

Gigi was working on the Ribbi Cardi, and was repeatedly and savagely attacked by her knitting.

She mentioned the Wanda/Susan Bates Handi Tool

 

Review:(31:07)

This week we review I knit New York.

 

And Sew On:(46:13)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design

Gigi tells a story from class that involves lack a foundation garments.

Mar 09, 2018
Can't Buy More Than You Can Carry - Episode 470 - The Knitmore Girls
01:11:01

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

Abby Franquemont's small-batch hand-blended fibers have been loved by spinners all around the world since 2005. Limited-edition blends you won't find anywhere else, a dream to spin, Abby's Yarns offers batts and hand-pulled rovings that are sure to please. She has also just launched downloadable spinning instruction at her new web site, and is pleased to extend 10% off to Knitmore Girls listeners with coupon code KNITMORE. Check out her new site at abbysyarns.com/webshop .
 
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.
 
Little Skein has a brand new collection inspired by one of my very favorite books, To Kill a Mockingbird. The kit is full of hope, understanding and empathy, just like the book. Preorders are open through Sunday and you can find the kit and collection in our shop at littleskein.com.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:36)

Gigi's American Heart Association hat out of Malabrigo, color 033 cereza. is done. Also, she knitted

one  ear on one animal preemie hat.

 

Jasmin made some progress on the body of her Frozen Hearts sweater, and wore it as is to

Stitches West.

 

Gigi is working on her ravellenics project, the Ribbi Cardi out of Cascade Venezia. The back is done up

to the armholes. She cast on fronts 2 at a time, and is close to armhole decreases.  Jasmin knit a tiny bit on

Rex’s BB-8 Sock Arms sweater.

Jasmin mentions the Target BB-8 hoodie, and the Gymboree R2D2 hoodie.

 

Jasmin mentions Try it on Tubing and the giant ball of Aunt Lydia's Cotton Yarn

 

In Stitches:(9:53)

Gigi has been wearing the Quynn hat for sleeping, wool socks and the Knitmore Cowl, Lux Adorna

zebra cowl and Lorelei cowl, and the Heart to Heart by Sivia Harding

 

Jasmin: Frosted Top, Looped Loop cowl, 3 color cashmere cowl, handspun ribbi, Seneca sweater,

Frozen Hearts sweater, Juno Regina Shawl

 

Genevieve: Sweet Impeachment hat, Elsa Sweater, Barberry cardigan

Rex: playful stripes cardigan, Quynn hat, Sherlock hat

Jasmin proposes #semifinishedsweatersunday

 

Events: (18:57)

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery May 19, 2018

Stitches West recap.

We mention the Buffalo Wool Company. A Hundred Ravens, WEBS, Abundant Earth

Jasmin loved dinner at the Roc.

Jasmin loves trying on models in the booths. We were hypnotized by Nicole Frost. We met the GroceryGirls,

and  Margaret Kelso from the Teaching Your Brain to Knit podcast. Jasmin also talks about

Flying Hands Massage, Backstitch Knitting podcast,

How to be a good host and guest, courtesy of SavvyGirlMelanie.

 

Mother Knows Best:(49:22)

This week we discuss how to recharge at conventions (Genevieve’s tips). We mention

Franklin Habit's I dream of Yarn

 

When Knitting Attacks:(51:49)

Working on a new preemie hat. Started decreasing, one needle was one stitch short.  Found it 10 rows

below. Laddered it back up with a Wanda/Susan Bates Handi Tool that I had bought for a friend.  

 

Review:(52:22)

Interpretations, Volume 5 by Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki

 

And Sew On:(1:05:29)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design

This week we learned about adapting designs so necklines and armholes don’t gape and straps don’t fall

off. She can’t wait to make a personalized sloper

Mar 02, 2018
Hothouse Flower - Episode 469 - The Knitmore Girls
55:46

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
 
 
 
 
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Knitmore listeners, we’re so excited to have not one, but two brand-new dyeing techniques to share with you this year at Stitches West!  So come see Black Trillium Fibres in our new location, booth 1033/1035, where we’ll have our usual gradients and regular skeins, plus our Stitches West 2018 exclusive color as well as a limited quantity of our latest experimental styles: My Little Rainbows, and Cloud Layers.  We can’t wait to see you there!
 
Today's show is brought to you by HelloFresh. Visit hellofresh.com and use promo code “knitmore30” to save $30 off your first week of deliveries.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:33)

 

Jasmin made some progress on the body of her Frozen Hearts sweater at the Black Panther Movie.

Gigi cast on an American Heart Association hat out of Malabrigo, color 033 cereza.  Body is done,

crown decreases remain.

Gigi is working on her ravellenics project, the Ribbi Cardi out of Cascade Venezia. Back is done up to the

armholes. Cast on fronts 2 at a time

Jasmin knit a tiny bit on Rex’s BB-8 Sock Arms sweater.

We mention Melanie of the Savvy Girls Podcast.

 

In Stitches:(17:10)

Gigi has been wearing the Quynn hat for sleeping, wool socks and the Knitmore Cowl

Jasmin: Frosted Top, Looped Loop cowl

Genevieve: Sweet Impeachment hat, Elsa Sweater,

Jasmin mentions 50 Garterstitch Hats as one source for fox hats.



Jasmin mentions the HelloFresh Penne and peas dish.

 

Events: (27:56)

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018. Meet and greet Saturday 11:30-1:30 in the Erin Lane booth.

Ravellenics are ongoing, February 9th -25th. Join Team Sasquatch!

Also, we have Stitches West tips! And the Expenses Tracker.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:39)

This week we discuss how to politely decline knitting for someone after being pressed on it.

Jasmin mentions Positive Discipline

Jasmin mentions Dan and Lizzy from the Emily Post Podcast.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(40:47)

American Heart Association baby hat is huge. Started crown decreases. Missing stitches.

 

And Sew On:(44:49)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design

Working on more Princess line styles. I asked about ease. Teacher said there is some ease built in.

A few millimeters.  

Also, drafting is a beast using imperial rulers.  Metric revolution! Love the stories about the back table with the

fabrics and supplies waiting to be adopted.  

 

Link to the IKEA hack of capes

Feb 22, 2018
Brain Soup - Episode 468 - The Knitmore Girls
55:17

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.
 

 

Knitmore listeners, we’re so excited to have not one, but two brand-new dyeing techniques to share with you this year at Stitches West!  So come see Black Trillium Fibres in our new location, booth 1033/1035, where we’ll have our usual gradients and regular skeins, plus our Stitches West 2018 exclusive color as well as a limited quantity of our latest experimental styles: My Little Rainbows, and Cloud Layers.  We can’t wait to see you there!
 
Join Little Skein at Stitches West, where we are debuting a brand new collection inspired by one of my very favorite books, To Kill a Mockingbird. Helen Stewart has created a beautiful new shawl for us, Must Stash Yarns has created a new self-striping cowl colorway, and we’ll have plenty of project bags in our exclusive Knot Hole Tree watercolor print. See us at the show, or preorder your kit online, all during Stitches West weekend.
 

 

On the Needles:(0:33)

Jasmin is casting on a hat for Knit Aid. If you reach your Ravellenic goal early, take a victory lap,

and knit a refugee hat.

 

Also, there has been an extension on the call for more refugee hats (and other listed items)

from Knit Aid.

 

Jasmin is just past the armholes on her Frozen Hearts sweater

 

Gigi cast on an American Heart Association hat out of Malabrigo, color 033 cereza.  She knitted ears

onto an animal hat.

Gigi is working on her ravellenics project, the Ribbi Cardi out of cascade Venezia.

Gigi is also working on the Russell Street Shawl and has finished the dark brown, the fifteenth color,

finished the colored border and had started the body of the shawl.

 

Jasmin mentions the Rittenhouse kickstarter, and talks about the purse. (Go listen to BostonJen’s

episode 131 for a counterpoint. If you want to see it, the Knit Girllls did a review on their video cast)

 

In Stitches:(16:50)

Gigi has been wearing the Quynn hat for sleeping, wool socks and the Knitmore Cowl

Jasmin: Frosted Top, Resistance hat.

Genevieve: Sweet Impeachment hat, Elsa Sweater, Olivia Hat,

 

Promo for Nomad Yarners Podcast

 

Events: (25:00)

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018. Meet and greet Saturday 11:30-1:30 in the Erin Lane booth.

Ravellenics are ongoing, February 9th -25th. Join Team Sasquatch!

Also, we have Stitches West tips!

 

And the Expenses Tracker, which we forgot to mention

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:35)

This week we discuss another etiquette question: How to react to compliments. Feel free to compliment me.  Mallory and Zede Donahue. Sewing out loud.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(33:55)

Gigi needs to read pattern instructions for the Russell Street Shawl.

 

Review:(36:24)

This week we review

Vogue Knitting, The Ultimate Knitting Book

Jasmin mentions Debbie Bliss, How to Knit, and Susan B. Anderson's

Kids Knitting Workshop, and Kids Knitting by Melanie Fallick

 

Straw into Gold:(45:49)

Incredibles project

 

And Sew On:(48:12)

 

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design , Gigi discusses the Slash and spread method.

Feb 16, 2018
Three Before Me - Episode 467 - The Knitmore Girls
58:25

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? 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.

 

Knitmore listeners, we’re so excited to have not one, but two brand-new dyeing techniques to share with you this year at Stitches West!  So come see Black Trillium Fibres in our new location, booth 1033/1035, where we’ll have our usual gradients and regular skeins, plus our Stitches West 2018 exclusive color as well as a limited quantity of our latest experimental styles: My Little Rainbows, and Cloud Layers.  We can’t wait to see you there!

 

 



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On the Needles:(0:37)

Jasmin is finished an "All you need is hat" out of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock for

the American Heart Association.  Also, there has been a call for more refugee hats (and other listed items)

from Knit Aid. Gigi is still knitting an animal hat.

 

Jasmin started the little sock arms sweater for Rex.

 

Gigi is knitting Vanilla is the New Black socks, to do her toe decreases. They mention the Katarina

and Landon.

 

Jasmin is SO CLOSE to the armholes on her Frozen Hearts sweater.

 

Jasmin mentions the Rittenhouse kickstarter, and talks about the purse.

 

Gigi is also working on the Russell Street Shawl and has finished the dark brown, the fifteenth color,

and she is working on the Purlbreak shawl, at Jasmin’s house. She is at a pausing, measuring and planning

point

 

In Stitches:(16:50)

Gigi has been wearing the Quynn hat for sleeping, wool socks and the Knitmore Cowl

Jasmin: Looped Loop cowl, Frosted Top, Resistance hat.

Genevieve: Sweet Impeachment hat, Elsa Sweater, Olivia Hat,

Rex: Quynn hat

 

Events: (18:44)

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018. Meet and greet Saturday 11:30-1:30 in the Erin Lane booth.

Ravellenics are coming up, February 9th -25th. Join Team Sasquatch!

Also, we have Stitches West tips!

 

And the Expenses Tracker, which we forgot to mention

 

Mother Knows Best:(20:43)

This week we discuss another etiquette question: How much help does one expect from a designer?

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:17)

Jasmin's needle broke mid row on her Frozen Heart Sweater. She replaced the broken Needle with an

Addi Turbo.

She mentions the AnneTarsia Craftsy class.

 

Review:(37:58)

This week we review Wool and Wine, by John Martin.

 

Ravellenics Training:(46:47)

 

Week 6: Work out your knitting support system. Join Team Sasquatch

 

Straw into Gold:(48:19)

Incredibles project, Fiber for troll card.

 

And Sew On:(52:55)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.

The book the y are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design Slash and spread method. French darts

Feb 09, 2018
BalaKinda-KindaClava - Episode 466 - The Knitmore Girls
01:15:15

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. 

 

 
 

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On the Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin mentions Lux Adorna.

 

Gigi She also knitted ears onto some animal hat. Jasmin is knitting an "All you need is hat" out of

Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock for the American Heart Association.

 

Jasmin swatched for the little sock arms sweater for Rex.

Gigi is knitting Vanilla is the New Black socks.

 

Jasmin put a few stitches on her Frozen Hearts sweater. Must Stash Yarns does "Mustmatch" skeins.

 

Gigi is also working on the Russell Street Shawl and has finished the dark grey, the twelfth color, and

she is working on the Purlbreak shawl, at Jasmin’s house.

 

In Stitches:(16:48)

Gigi has been wearing the Quynn hat for sleeping, wool socks and the Knitmore Cowl

Genevieve: Sweet Impeachment hat, Elsa Sweater, Olivia Hat, and the Hamilknit hat.

Andrew is wearing his new watch cap (now with fancy label!)

 

PROMO! Emily's new podcast : Tightly Spun.

 

Events: (20:37)

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018. Meet and greet Saturday 11:30-1:30 in the Erin Lane booth.

Also, Ravellenics are coming up, February 9th -25th. Join Team Sasquatch!

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:12)

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

etiquette question: Kids at knit group/knit night. Jasmin enjoys a Virtual Knit Group/ Google Hangout.

 

Review:(34:08)

This week we review Hoop Dreams, Modern Hand Embroidery,  by Cristin Morgan

She mentions Franklin Habit's embroidery class (class calendar here)

Jasmin mentions Mo Willems.

 

Ravellenics Training:(51:25)

Week 5: Read directions, highlight size/mark up in Goodreader, make sure you’re on the team roster,

Join Team Sasquatch

 

Straw into Gold:(53:03)

Finished spinning the “Black Forest cupcakes” colorway, SW Targhee from A Star is Shorn. Loved the

process. - Flipping fiber tip from Amy King/SpunkyEclectic . Finally getting to try the Akerworks kate.

She started spinning on the Incredibles project again.

 

She loves her Will Taylor kate (Clemes and Clemes makes them now)

 

And Sew On:(59:21)

Jasmin talks about Genevieve’s 100th day shirt.

 

Gigi's class at West Valley College, Flat Pattern Construction

 

Feb 02, 2018
Strings Attached - Episode 465 - The Knitmore Girls
01:06:31

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. 
 

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Jasmin loves the earflaps she did for Genevieve’s  Sweet imPEACHment hat, featuring the earflaps from the 1898 hat.

 

Also, she cast on the Age of Winter Hat for herself (by Katy H. Carrol) out of Little Skein Winter Blend.

(Little Skein kit), from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi finished a preemie hat out of leftover Kumquat. She also knitted ears onto some other hats.

Gigi is knitting Vanilla is the New Black socks.

 

Gigi Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, read the instructions, and figured them out.

Gigi is also working on the Russell Street Shawl and is working on the light grey, the tenth color.

and she is working on the Purlbreak shawl,

 

Jasmin knit quite a bit on the Tale as Old as Time Cowl.

 

Jasmin mentions Wire and Wool Jewelry.

 

In Stitches:(24:10)

Gigi has been wearing her Impeachment hat, the Quynn hat for sleeping, and wool socks. And the Knitmore Cowl

 

Jasmin: Looped Loop cowl, Sweet imPEACHment hat, Resistance hat.

Genevieve: Sweet Impeachment hat, Elsa Sweater

Rex: Quynn hat,

Andrew is wearing his new watch cap (now with fancy label!)

 

Events: (28:23)

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018. Meet and greet Saturday 11:30-1:30 in the Erin Lane booth.

Also, Ravellenics are coming up, February 9th -25th. Join Team Sasquatch!

 

Mother Knows Best:(29:46)

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

 

When Knitting Attacks:(40:48)

Gigi was working on the Purlbreak. Ripped back to the end of the first contrast color

 

Review:(43:05)

This week we review The Modern Natural Dyer, by Kristine Vejar of A Verb for Keeping Warm

Jasmin mentions Sarah (formerly of Cephalopod Yarns) ecodyeing.

 

Ravellenics Training:(59:02)

Week 3: Hunt for errata, Join Team Sasquatch

 

Straw into Gold:(59:18)

Chatted with a friend, got back to spinning. “Black Forest cupcakes” colorway, SW Targhee from A Star is Shorn. Loving the process. - Flipping fiber tip from Amy King/SpunkyEclectic .

 

And Sew On:(1:03:13)

Sewn imPEACHment hats, Gigi got busy, and made five hats for adults. she didn’t pay enough attention, and cut one wrong. so she made nine preemie peach hats.

 

Gigi sewed the side seams of Genevieve’s dress. Pinked, pressed seams open, attached hem tape, hemmed.  

Jan 26, 2018
Petit Fours - Episode 464 - The Knitmore Girls
53:19

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. 
 
Every skein and every kit has a story at Little Skein In the Big Wool. This holiday season, step through the wardrobe with us into the Land of Narnia. We have a new hat and mitt kit, squishy Aran yarn in inspired colorways, Narnia-inspired project bags and more at littleskein.com.



On the Needles:(0:32)

Gigi cast on a preemie hat out of leftover Regia.

Jasmin made some slow progress on the last chart on her “Frosted” sweater. She’s calling it “Frozen hearts”,

 

Gigi is knitting Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is for Sam, and is still not finished She is also working on a pair for herself and has finished the heel increases

 

Jasmin has knit about half of the  “All you need is hat” hat for the American Heart Association's American Heart Month out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Sock in Station East.

 

Gigi Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, no progress

Gigi is also working on the Russell Street Shawl and has done the first nine colors.

 

Jasmin mentions her rainbow dots cowl.

 

Gigi is working on the Purlbreak shawl, she finished three mini skein stripes and started the fourth color.and switched to a long needle.

 

Jasmin talks about different needles, Zings from Knitters Pride, Addi Turbo's, and Marblz.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on Genevieve’s  Sweet imPEACHment hat, featuring the earflaps from the 1898 hat; the earflaps are nearly finished.

Jasmin knit quite a bit on the Tale as Old as Time Cowl during The Shape of Water.

 

In Stitches:(14:03)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Quynn hat, and wool socks. Also, wristers and Greyhaven hat , and the Knitmore Cowl

 

Jasmin: Looped Loop cowl, Sweet imPEACHment hat, hamilknit hat, Be Mine Hitchhiker

Genevieve: Olivia hat, Gone Astray, Hamilknit hat.

Rex: Quynn hat,

Andrew is wearing his new watch cap (now with fancy label!)

 

Noelle from the Traveling Stitches Podcast introduced her podcast.

 

Events:(17:51)

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018. Meet and greet Saturday 11:30-1:30 in the Erin Lane booth.

Also, Ravellenics are coming up, February 9th -25th. Join Team Sasquatch!

 

Mother Knows Best:(21:20)

This week: Get a haircut!

 

When Knitting Attacks:(23:35)

Gigi was working on the Purlbreak. Instead of 2 skeins, there are 7 mini skeins

 

Purloined:(27:10)

The Yarniacs talked about celebrating their stash.

Quote: I Knit With what I love and love what I'm knitting.

Changing the culture of the stash.

 

Review:(31:32)

This week we review All About Knitting, by Martingale Publishing

 

Ravellenics Training:(47:43)

Week 3: Wind your yarn and swatch, Join Team Sasquatch

 

And Sew On:(55:07)

No progress on the sewn imPEACHment hats, Gigi needs to get busy.

Gigi sewed the invisible zipper into Genevieve’s dress.  Side seams and hem are left.

Also, she did a bunch of mending.

She installed the invisible zipper in Genevieve’s dress, followed directions on pattern and zipper insert. She did not have enough info and is not pleased with the quality of her work.



 
Jan 19, 2018
Fantasy Knitting - Episode 463 - The Knitmore Girls
59:57

This week's episode is sponsored by:

Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? 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. 

On the Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin has started the last chart on her “Frosted” sweater. She’s calling it “Frozen hearts”,

 

Genevieve counted 296 preemie hats from 2017.

Gigi finished a second Barley light by Tin Can Knits for the NICU.

Jasmin cast on an “All you need is hat” hat for the American Heart Association's American Heart Month out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Sock in Station East. Gigi's yarn is Malabrigo in a beautiful red.

 

Jasmin worked on her Tale as old as Time cowl.

Gigi is wondering about knitting a Ninja Turtle hat for Sam.

 

Gigi is knitting Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana colorway. She turned the heel, and is working on the foot. She is also working on a pair for herself and is doing heel increases.

 

Gigi is thinking of knitting the Flax Light Jasmin suggests the Harvest cardigan.

 

Jasmin has started Genevieve’s  Sweet imPEACHment hat, it has the earflaps from the 1898 hat.

 

Gigi had kitted up the  Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, cast on, and knitted the first stripe.

There were directions for a stitch that she didn't quite understand.

Gigi is also working on the Russell Street Shawl and has done the first six colors.

 

Gigi is working on the Purlbreak shawl, she finished three mini skein stripes and started the fourth color.

 

In Stitches:(26:49)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Quynn hat, and wool socks. Also, wristers and

Greyhaven hat

 

Jasmin: Looped Loop cowl, resistance hat, Greyhaven hat, hamilknit hat, rainbow dots cowl

Genevieve: Olivia hat, Gone Astray, Hamilknit hat. Rex: Quynn hat, hamilknit, Welcome to the flock,

Mouse a cookie sweater. Andrew is wearing his new watch cap, and wore his silk tweed pullover

(preravelry).

 

Events:(30:07)

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018. Meet and greet saturday 11:30-1:30 in the Erin Lane booth.

Also, Ravellenics are coming up, February 9th -25th.

Join Team Sasquatch!

 

Contest:(31:31)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness. #grinchalong is over, #dosomegood is over. We will announce winners soonish.

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:32)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about ?” thread about knitting in the dark.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(39:01)

Gigi was working on the Joker and the Thief shawl, and had stitch issues.

Jasmin needs to wear her reading glasses. Jasmin mentions Pawley mugs.

 

Review:(44:50)

This week we review

Designer Crochet, by Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby

 

Ravellenics Training:(54:52)

Week 2: Buy/unearth materials, Join Team Sasquatch

 

And Sew On:(55:07)

Mending jeans. Running a zigzag stitch on the edge gives a wavy appearance.

 

Bought fleece for imPEACHment hats.

Jan 12, 2018
Teflon Day - Episode 462 - The Knitmore Girls
56:23

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. 

 

Every skein and every kit has a story at Little Skein In the Big Wool. This holiday season, step through the wardrobe with us into the Land of Narnia. We have a new hat and mitt kit, squishy Aran yarn in inspired colorways, Narnia-inspired project bags and more at littleskein.com.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

Gigi, finished a Barley light by Tin Can Knits for the NICU, and started another one.

 

Jasmin worked on her Tale as old as Time cowl, WONT COME UP IN YOUR PROJECTS while watching the new Star Wars movie

(highly recommend).

 

Gigi is knitting Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way. She turned the heel, and is working on the foot. She is also working on a pair for herself and is doing heel increases.  

 

And she is knitting a pair for herself.

 

Jasmin is working on her “Frosted” sweater. She’s calling it “Frozen hearts”, because PINK HEARTS.

 

Gigi had kitted up the  Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, cast on, and knitted the first row. Gigi is also working on the Russell Street Shawl and is on the fourth color.

 

Jasmin cast on a red hat for the American Heart Association's American Heart Month.

Jasmin is planning for Genevieve's Christmas sweater for next year.NOT IN YOUR PROJECTS YET AND I HOPE YOU LIST YOUR YARNS

Gigi is working on the Purlbreak shawl, she finished two mini skein stripes and started the third color

 

Jasmin has finished her Sweet imPEACHment hat. The next one will have the earflaps from the 1898 hat

for Genevieve.

 

In Stitches:(23:24)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Quynn hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl ,  

Greyhaven hat

 

Jasmin: Looped Loop cowl, resistance hat.

Genevieve: Olivia hat, coronation cardigan. Rex: Quynn hat,,

Mouse a cookie sweater. Andrew is wearing his new watch cap.

Jasmin mentions the NZAK AutoKnitter

 

Events:(26:41)

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

Also, Ravellenics are coming up, February 9th -25th.

Training starts this week.

Join Team Sasquatch!

 

Contest:(29:16)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of

originality and delightfulness. #grinchalong is wrapping up. We will announce winners soonish.

Also, #dosomegood.

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:32)

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

fixing/maintaining ball winders. She mentions the Nancy's Knit-Knacks ballwinder and

the Schacht swift. Gigi suggests a sewing machine brush.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(40:57)

Gigi was working on the Barley hat. she had messed up the math so bad that it needed to be frogged

Then she knit the body of the hat, count was off.

 

She also had a problem with the Russell Street Shawl.

 

Review:(44:06)

This week we review

Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary, by Wendy Bernard

 

Jasmin mentions the Barbara Walker Stitch Dictionaries

Nicky Epstein Edge books

Alice Starmore

Alterknits

Japanese Stitch Patterns

Ann Budd books

 

Ravellenics training:(50:48)

Week 1: Pick your project to stretch yourself

Team Sasquatch

 

And Sew On:(52:57)

Mending Sam's jeans, and my own.

Also, fixing elastic on Andrew and Genevieve's Christmas pjs.



 

Jan 05, 2018
Holiday Cheer - Episode 461 - The Knitmore Girls
01:10:48

his 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.

 
 

 

Grab your needles and play some Beatles with Jimmy Beans’ new British Invasion kit! This smashing sampler includes eight different yarns from across the pond, rich with different fibers and textures. The kit also includes the Mosaic Tiles Cowl pattern by Heather Boyd, so you can work up your samples into a cozy colorwork creation. Indulge in new yarns from the U.K. without the commitment of buying full skeins! Head over to jimmybeanswool.com, keywords: British Invasion.

 

Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month! 

Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.

 

See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).

 

Finish your latest project with a custom label from the Sterling Name Tape Company. They offer both woven and printed labels with a low minimum order that are perfect for hobbyists, crafters, and small businesses. Your label can include a logo, care instructions, content info, or any kind of personal message. Visit clothinglabelsbysterling.com to see options and to place your order. And use coupon code “knitmore” during checkout to get 5% off your first order! That’s clothinglabelsbysterling.com

 

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin worked on her Tale as old as Time cowl, while watching the new Jumanji movie

(highly recommend).

 

Gigi, started the Barley light by Tin Can Knits for the NICU.

 

Jasmin is working on her “Frosted” sweater. She’s calling it “Frozen hearts”, because PINK HEARTS.

Jasmin mentions Stitchfiddle. Gigi is contemplating casting on a sweater. Maybe the Flax light.

 

Jasmin finished Andrew’s cashmere watch cap (pt 2) out of the UFO pile. Jasmin mentions

the Jade Sapphire Duo kit from which she knitted a hat for Andrew. The recipe is in episode 460,

the pattern is $1 and goes to Rex’s adventure fund.

 

She ordered custom labels from Clothing labels by Sterling for Andrew. The pattern is available for $1

which goes towards Rex's adventure fund, similar to the tube sock pattern that benefits Genevieve's

adventure fund.

 

Gigi is knitting Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, finished. The other pair is

for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way. She turned the heel, and started a pair for herself.

Also, She is planning to knit another pair out of the purple Patons Kroy she got for Christmas.

Jasmin cast on 20 sts on a pair of Sparkle Pony DK socks (from White Birch Fiber Arts).

 

She kitted up the  Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, it now has needles, and is ready to start.

Gigi is working on the Russell Street Shawl and is on the fourth color.

Jasmin has made progress on her peach hat. (Recipe/pattern soon.)

Kale salad recipe.

Jasmin is talking about wearing a garment to Stitches with Try-It-On-Tubing .

Gigi is working on the Purlbreak shawl, she finished two mini skein stripes.

 

In Stitches:(28:48)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Quynn hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl ,  

Greyhaven hat, Sothia shawl.

 

Jasmin talks about Stephen West's how to wear a shawl video. She also is thrilled with his

Baby You're a Knitter video.

 

Jasmin: Looped Loop cowl is found!

Genevieve: Olivia hat, coronation cardigan. Rex: Quynn hat,

Mouse a cookie sweater. Andrew is wearing his new watch cap.

 

Events:(34:26)

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

Also, Ravellenics are coming up, February 9th -25th.

Training starts next week.

Join Team Sasquatch.

 

Contest:(37:49)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of

originality and delightfulness. #grinchalong is wrapping up. We will announce winners soonish.

Also, #dosomegood.

 

Mother Knows Best:(39:58)

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

citric acid soak. Jasmin mentions Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton

 

When Knitting Attacks:(46:12)

Gigi was working on the Russell Street shawl, dropped an edge stitch, and had to pull back 4 rows to

fix this.

 

Review:(47:52)

This week we review Sweater 101 by Cheryl Brunette

Jasmin suggests combining this with the Amy Herzog books

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(53:36)

Eggnog! Aged eggnog, and bourbon revelation. Michael Ruhlman aged eggnogg recipe,

Outrageous Outgrowns

 

And Sew On:(1:03:30)

Mending G's jeans



 

Dec 29, 2017
Chicken-ish - Episode 460 - The Knitmore Girls
01:02:52

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

 

For a FREE EXTRA month of BarkBox, visit barkbox.com/knitmore when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan

 

Grab your needles and play some Beatles with Jimmy Beans’ new British Invasion kit! This smashing sampler includes eight different yarns from across the pond, rich with different fibers and textures. The kit also includes the Mosaic Tiles Cowl pattern by Heather Boyd, so you can work up your samples into a cozy colorwork creation. Indulge in new yarns from the U.K. without the commitment of buying full skeins! Head over to jimmybeanswool.com, keywords: British Invasion.

 

Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month! 

Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.

See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).

 

Every skein and every kit has a story at Little Skein In the Big Wool. This holiday season, step through the wardrobe with us into the Land of Narnia. We have a new hat and mitt kit, squishy Aran yarn in inspired colorways, Narnia-inspired project bags and more at littleskein.com.

 

Finish your latest project with a custom label from the Sterling Name Tape Company. They offer both woven and printed labels with a low minimum order that are perfect for hobbyists, crafters, and small businesses. Your label can include a logo, care instructions, content info, or any kind of personal message. Visit clothinglabelsbysterling.com to see options and to place your order. And use coupon code “knitmore” during checkout to get 5% off your first order! That’s clothinglabelsbysterling.com

 

 

On the Needles:(0:45)

Gigi is knitting Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, finished..the other pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana colorway. She turned the heel, and started a pair for herself.

 

Jasmin stared her “Frosted” sweater. She’s calling it “Frozen hearts”, because PINK HEARTS. Jasmin mentions the Zing needles, and Knitter's Pride Cables.

 

Gigi rinsed the yarn for the Russell Street Shawl and balled it up, she only needs to need to pick needles. She rinsed the yarn for the Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, balled it up, it needs needles.

 

Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl. Gigi finished her Sockhead cowl out of Knitcircus gradient Greatest of Ease 150, merino, nylon, 600 yds.

 

Jasmin pulled Andrew’s cashmere watch cap (pt 2) out of the UFO pile.

Jasmin mentions the Jade Sapphire Duo kit from which she knitted a hat for Andrew. She gives her recipe for watch caps. She is ordering labels from Clothing labels by Sterling.

 

Gigi is working on the Purlbreak shawl, she started the stripes.

Jasmin started a peach hat.

Gigi finished a preemie hat, and started a new one out of Kroy.

 

In Stitches:(17:33)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Quynn hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl ,  

Jasmin: Greyhaven hat, bulky green cowl, Genevieve: Olivia hat, little oak cardigan, coronation cardigan. Rex: Quynn hat, Mouse a cookie sweater. Andrew is wearing his watch cap.

 

Events:(26:49)

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(27:41)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness. #grinchalong. We will announce winners soonish.

Jasmin mentions AnnTudor stitchmarkers.

Also, #dosomegood.

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:58)

This week we encourage you to make lists.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:47)

Gigi was binding off the Sockhead cowl

 

Review:(42:58)

This week we review Cold Weather Crochet by Marly Bird

Jasmin mentions the polygon blanket.

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(53:36)

Matching PJs! Decorating the tree! ALL THE HOLIDAY SPECIALS!

Jasmin mentioned Hanna Andersson pajamas.

Andrew's hot toddy recipe. Jasmin mentions Coquitos and Punition cookies.

 

Straw Into Gold:(58:56)

Jasmin spins on the Device of Questionable Origin at the end of the day to unwind. Abby batt, superwash targhee from “a star is shorn”, black forest cupcakes. (Article about spinning for socks via interweave by Debbie Held

Dec 22, 2017
Wimple - Episode 459 - The Knitmore Girls
01:07:12

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.

 

Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!

 

Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month! 

Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.

See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).

 

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

 

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit!

 

Finish your latest project with a custom label from the Sterling Name Tape Company. They offer both woven and printed labels with a low minimum order that are perfect for hobbyists, crafters, and small businesses. Your label can include a logo, care instructions, content info, or any kind of personal message. Visit clothinglabelsbysterling.com to see options and to place your order. And use coupon code “knitmore” during checkout to get 5% off your first order! That’s clothinglabelsbysterling.com

 

On the Needles:(0:37)

Jasmin stared her “Frosted” sweater. She’s calling it “Frozen hearts”, because PINK HEARTS.

She also mentions Plum Deluxe Tea. Jasmin mentions the Lina hat.

 

Gigi is knitting 2 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, the other pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way. Turned the heel

 

Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl. Gigi is working on her Sockhead cowl out of Knitcircus gradient Greatest of Ease 150, merino, nylon, 600 yds.

 

Gigi rinsed the yarn for the Russell Street Shawl and balled it up, she only needs to need to pick needles.

She rinsed the yarn for the Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, balled it up, it needs needles.

She is working on the Purlbreak shawl, she started the stripes.

Preemie hat in Barley pattern out of leftover sock yarn finished, new hat out of Kroy started.

 

In Stitches:(10:19)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Quynn hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl , the Knitmoregirls cowl  and the Sothia shawl.

Jasmin and Gigi talk about making some designs by Sivia Harding, particularly Harmonia's Rings.

Jasmin: resistance hat, bulky green cowl, 3 color cashmere cowl, breezy cardigan. Genevieve: Olivia hat, little oak cardigan. Rex: and Quynn hat, Mouse a cookie sweater.

 

 

Jasmin mentions the Prairie Girls podcast

 

Events:(28:09)

 

Contest:(28:50)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

#grinchalong

Jasmin mentions AnnTudor stitchmarkers

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:09)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? about hats to sleep in.

We mention the Quynn hat, the Knit Girllls podcast, Alison Hyde's Wrapped in Comfort.

 

Jasmin mentions the Jade Sapphire Duo kit from which she knitted a hat for Andrew.

And she suggests Bison Merino blend for luxury touches.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:04)

Gigi was kitchenering the toe of the Vanilla is the New Black sock and dropped a stitch.  It ran.  

 

Review:(42:58)

This week we review Slow Knitting, by Hannah Thiessen

Jasmin mentions the Einstein coat, Llama llama gram and grandpa. and Shari from Morro Fleece works

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(55:50)

Decorations  and cookies. The Kids have been reading BB8 on the Run!

 

Straw Into Gold:(1:01:22)

Jasmin spins at the end of the day to unwind.

 

And Sew On:(1:03:19)

Gigi sewed both shoulder seams. Set in both sleeves. Hemmed the cuffs, sewed in bias tape

measured Genevieve's wrists for elastic, and sewed in the elastic.

 

 

Dec 15, 2017
Derailed - Episode 458 - The Knitmore Girls
58:34
This week's episode is sponsored by:
 
 
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.
 
Today's show is brought to you by HelloFresh. Visit hellofresh.com and use promo code “knitmore30” to save $30 off your first week of deliveries.
 
Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!
 
 
Love gradients? Everyone at Knitcircus loves them so much we keep creating new colors! Choose long-striping gradients for shawls and Gradient Matching Socks Sets for perfectly paired socks. The luxury hand-dyes come in sizes from 50g to 300g, so you’ll always have just the right amount for your project. Every cake is made with one continuous yarn; no knots or ends to weave in; just cast on and go. All Knitcircus yarns are dyed with love in Wisconsin by women who love to knit.
 
 We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy! 

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit!
 
 

Every skein and every kit has a story at Little Skein In the Big Wool. This holiday season, step through the wardrobe with us into the Land of Narnia. We have a new hat and mitt kit, squishy Aran yarn in inspired colorways, Narnia-inspired project bags and more at littleskein.com.

 


Finish your latest project with a custom label from the Sterling Name Tape Company. They offer both woven and printed labels with a low minimum order that are perfect for hobbyists, crafters, and small businesses. Your label can include a logo, care instructions, content info, or any kind of personal message. Visit clothinglabelsbysterling.com to see options and to place your order. And use coupon code “knitmore” during checkout to get 5% off your first order! That’s clothinglabelsbysterling.com

 

 

On the Needles:(0:44)

 

The If You give a Mouse a Cookie sweater for Rex is FINISHED! We mention If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie and If You Take a Mouse To The Movies.

Jasmin mentions the OXO sweater dryer.

 

Jasmin finished Gigi’s cashmere scarf, and needs to full Andrew’s cashmere scarf. He bought a fancy lucite fulling plunger. Jasmin has Video One, and Video Two where she fulls some handspun yak. Then she will sew on the embroidered labels from Sterling, which Julie did the design for.

 

Gigi is knitting 2 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, the other pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way.

Also, she has picked some grey Regia, to make a pair for herself. They will need modifications for optimal fit.

 

Jasmin found an amazing sweater to knit from Tellybeanknits with Must Stash Yarn

 

Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl. She is thinking of weaving Genevieve's scarf. Gigi is working on her Sockhead cowl out of Knitcircus gradient Greatest of Ease 150, merino, nylon, 600 yds.

 

Gigi rinsed the yarn for the Russell Street Shawl and balled it up.

She rinsed the yarn for the Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, balled it up

She is working on the Purlbreak cowl.

Preemie hat in Barley pattern out of leftover sock yarn.

 

In Stitches:(20:26)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl , the knitmoregirls cowl

 

Jasmin: hamilknit hat, resistance hat, tangled yoke cardigan, 3 color cashmere cowl, breezy cardigan. Genevieve: Olivia hat, little oak cardigan. Rex: Landon cardigan, and Quynn hat, welcome to the flock cardigan, and the blue Playful Stripes cardigan.

 

Events:(25:03)January 6th

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(25:34)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

Jasmin mentions AnnTudor stitchmarkers

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:49)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? about bags. Jasmin mentions Coach and Kate Spade bags. Jasmin mentions Petunia Picklebottom.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:40)

Gigi was bored with her knitting, and wanted to cast on something cheerful, balled up the yarn for the Purlbreak cowl out of Oink Pigments. Ballwinder wound the yarn on the bias last week. Started knitting and it was a case of acute yarn barf. Took two sessions to untangle

 

Review:(40:33)

This week we review The Geometry of Hand Sewing, by Natalie Chanin

Gigi wonders about pouncing powder.

 

And Sew On:(51:47)

Gigi sewed shoulder seams with Genevieve. Couldn't see what she was doing, seams turned out crooked. Pulled the seams out. She stitched the rows for setting in the sleeve. Set in one sleeve. She finds that she needs to do more sewing.

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(55:50)

 

Deck those halls! Piano music. Easy Piano book



Dec 08, 2017
Very Specific - Episode 457 - The Knitmore Girls
59:54

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.
 
Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!
 
Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month! 
Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.
See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).

Finish your latest project with a custom label from the Sterling Name Tape Company. They offer both woven and printed labels with a low minimum order that are perfect for hobbyists, crafters, and small businesses. Your label can include a logo, care instructions, content info, or any kind of personal message. Visit clothinglabelsbysterling.com to see options and to place your order. And use coupon code “knitmore” during checkout to get 5% off your first order! That’s clothinglabelsbysterling.com
 

 

On the Needles:(0:38)

 

 

Gigi is knitting 2 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, still trying to get a fitting, the other pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way. Also, she has picked some grey Regia, to make a pair for herself. They will need modifications for optimal hit.

 

Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl. She is thinking of weaving Genevieve's scarf. Gigi has started her Sockhead cowl out of Knitcircus Greatest of Ease 150, merino, nylon, 600 yds. This is a Gradient.

 

Jasmin finished Andrews cashmere scarf. He bought a fancy lucite fulling plunger. Jasmin has Video One, and Video Two where she fulls some handspun yak. Then she will sew on the embroidered labels from Sterling, which Julie did the design for.

Gigi rinsed the yarn for the Russell Street Shawl.

 

She also balled up the main color for a Purlbreak shawl.

Gigi just got a bag of preemie hats that the weaving-in-fairy just finished.

 

In Stitches:(24:30)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl

 

Jasmin: hamilknit hat, resistance hat, mondo cable cardi, breezy cardigan. Genevieve: Olivia hat. Rex: Landon cardigan, and Quynn hat, and the blue Playful Stripes cardigan.

 

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Do Some Good contest. November 23rd to January 6th

Jasmin mentioned the IRC, the International Rescue Committee.

 

Contest:(28:42)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

 

We closed the  "I Blame the Knitmores " contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.

Contest responses needed to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread.

Do some good has started!

 

Mother Knows Best:(35:00)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? thread, about Carson Demer's new book (linked below).

Jasmin mentions our Interview with Carson Demers

 

When Knitting Attacks:(40:50)

Gigi was bored with her knitting, and wanted to cast on something cheerful, balled up the yarn for the Purlbreak out of Oink Pigments. Ballwinder needs adjusting, it wound the yarn on the bias

 

Review:(44:09)

This week we review Knitting Comfortably, by Carson Dermers

 

 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(49:29)

 

 

Dec 01, 2017
Pomp and Substance - Episode 456 - The Knitmore Girls
45:48

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

 
 

Once a year, Black Trillium Fibres offers you the chance to get 25% off your entire purchase. So if you’re looking for gifts for all your crafty pals, or you need a sweater’s worth of gradients, now’s the time! November 24th through 28th, use the discount code ‘BFCM17’ to get that special something for a bit less.

 
 

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.

 

Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!

 

Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month! 

Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.

See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).

 

 

At Little Skein, we start our holidaying on the day after Thanksgiving (and never before). Join us for our biggest shop update of the year. ALL of our most popular kits will be back in stock, together with a brand new kit for the holidays inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia. Join us beginning Friday at littleskein.com.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:31)

ONE MINUTE UPDATE: SAM PASSED THE BAR!

 

The If You give a Mouse a Cookie sweater for Rex, the body is done, Jasmin has started the sleeves.

 

We mention If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie and If You Take a Mouse To The Movies .

 

Gigi is knitting 2 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, the other pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way.

 

Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl.

 

The knitting group is working on a Welcome blanket for refugees. International Rescue Committee  out of Berrocco Comfort worsted from Jimmy Beans.  

 

Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and baby Barleys for the NICU.

Jasmin is planning to set up the Head to Toe Project over Thanksgiving.

 

In Stitches:(8:25)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl,

Gran's hug and the Fancy Zebra cowl,

Jasmin: hamilknit hat, resistance hat, mondo cable cardi Genevieve: Olivia hat. Rex: Welcome to the Flock cardigan, Baa-ble hat.

Jasmin mentions the  Goodreader app.

 

BEHIND THE WOOL PROMO!

 

Events:(12:19)

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Do Some Good contest. November 23rd to January 6th

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(14:44)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

New Prize: Lolo Body Bars, Red Clover, Deep forest WINNER: KnitToBeNice

We have a new contest:The  "I Blame the Knitmores " contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.

Contest responses need to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread. It will continue until November 23rd.

 

Mother Knows Best:(17:26)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? thread, about what to do with leftover sock yarn, such as preemie hats for the head to toe project. Jasmin mentions her favorite author of Siren and Zombie literature, Mira Grant/ Seanan McGuire

Gigi asks about I Zombie .

 

When Knitting Attacks:(25:49)

Gigi was bored with her knitting, and wanted to cast on something cheerful, like the Spice market or some other colorful shawl. But the yarn is not rinsed yet.  

Lack of Internet got in the way of knitting the sockhead cowl.

 

Review:(46:14)

This week we review: Tudor Roses, reprint, by Alice Starmore

Jasmin mentions the Original Tudor Roses

 

Short Rows:

 

Genevieve talks about weaving on the Cricket loom, and sewing with her Gramzie.

 

 

 
Nov 24, 2017
Mostly - Episode 455 - The Knitmore Girls
01:03:50

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

Black Trillium Fibres wants to add that extra little bit of fun to your holidays this year, so we’ve put together a special Happy Holidays kit for knitters! With an exclusive yarn color, a brand new pattern from Kirsten Kapur, an adorable accessory from JaMpdx and a splendid project bag from ErinLane, we’ve got you covered. These kits are extremely limited, and begin shipping soon. Cheers!

 
Today's show is brought to you by HelloFresh. Visit hellofresh.com and use promo code “knitmore30” to save $30 off your first week of deliveries.
 
 
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.


 
 
 
No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com
 
 
Love gradients? Everyone at Knitcircus loves them so much we keep creating new colors! Choose long-striping gradients for shawls and Gradient Matching Socks Sets for perfectly paired socks. The luxury hand-dyes come in sizes from 50g to 300g, so you’ll always have just the right amount for your project. Every cake is made with one continuous yarn; no knots or ends to weave in; just cast on and go. All Knitcircus yarns are dyed with love in Wisconsin by women who love to knit.
 
 
Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month! 
Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.
See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).
 

 

On the Needles:(0:41)

Jasmin has swatched for her Frozen Hearts sweater (modified Frost sweater by Lisa Ross).

She was listening to the "Behind the Wool" podcast. She has found an additional use for her giant ball of Aunt Lydia's crochet cotton.

She mentions the Landon sweater she knitted for Rex out of Boy's Knits by Katya Frankel, and the If You give a Mouse a Cookie sweater for Rex. The back is done, the front is at the neck.

 

Gigi is knitting 4 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, the second sock getting close to the toe, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings, done . She also had cast on another pair of socks and tried the cuff on Sam. It fits, and will become another pair of Vanilla is the New Black socks.out of Regia in the Havana colorway. Jasmin mentions a Ninja Turtle hat.

 

Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and baby Barleys for the NICU.

Jasmin is planning to set up the Head to Toe Project over Thanksgiving. She mentions the Red Hat Project. Little Hats, Big Hearts

 

Jasmin has finished and blocked the Baa-ble hat #1, and Baa-ble hat #2 is waiting on an earflap pattern. Genevieve wants short ribbing and earflaps. Jasmin is working on the Tale as old as Time cowl.

 

In Stitches:(17:53)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Citron with the beaded bind off, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl.

Jasmin: hamilknit hat, Genevieve: Olivia hat. Rex: Lionheart hoodie, Jasmin mentions the Welcome to the Flock cardigan.

 

She Can Make promo!

 

Events:(20:17)

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Jasmin mentions Ann Tudor's amazing Grinches.

Do Some Good contest. November 23rd to January 6th

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(25:57)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

New Prize: Lolo Body Bars, Red Clover, Deep forest

We have a new contest:The  "I Blame the Knitmores " contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.

Contest responses need to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread. It will continue until November 23rd.

 

Mother Knows Best:(34:26)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? thread, on how to get sock mojo.

Jasmin reminisces about Fancy Image Yarn. She mentions Lara Neel's sock book, clear Converse sneakers, and clear rainboots from Skacel

 

Jasmin likes White Birch yarn. Also #OperationSockDrawer on instagram. How do you jump start your sock mojo?

 

Review:(46:14)

This week we review:

Seed Stitch beyond knit 1, purl 1

By Rosemary Drysdale

 

And Sew On:(55:28)

Jasmin hand sews velcro on shoes.

She used a Thimble it

Gigi is enjoying her sewing space.  

She started on side seams for this years Grinch- Along bags

 

Gigi made plans for weekly sewing sessions with Genevieve.

 

We worked on stay stitching together. Looking at Burda instructions, this pattern does not have a lay out schematic, sewed pleats into front of dress, sewed center back seam, prepped for zipper.

 

 



Nov 17, 2017
Not Enough and Too Much - Episode 454 - The Knitmore Girls
58:51

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

 
 

Want to hear about Black Trillium Fibres’ collaboration with JamPDX, ErinLane Bags & Kirsten Kapur? Our holiday kit is coming soon! Need more information about the Frosted Sweater, Pretentious by Karen Whooley or our Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials? It’s all in our newsletter!

 
No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.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.
 

Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!

 
Little Skein has a brand new kit in the shop beginning on Saturday. The “Salutations” shawl kit is our tribute to the sweet and moving story of Charlotte's Web, where a humble, terrific and radiant pig makes a true friend in Charlotte, grows up, and learns how to say goodbye. We have a new gradient yarn, a gorgeous pattern from Melanie Berg, sentimental project bags and more at littleskein.com.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and baby Barleys for the NICU.

 

Jasmin has gotten her yarn for her Frozen Hearts sweater (modified Frost sweater by Lisa Ross) and is finally ready to swatch. She mentions the Sweetheart sweater.

 

Gigi is knitting 4 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks, one out of Patons Kroy, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings . She also had cast on another pair of socks and tried the cuff on Sam. It fits, and will become another pair of Vanilla is the new black socks out of Regia in the Havana colorway.

 

Jasmin has finished the Baa-ble hat #1, and cast on Baa-ble hat #2. Genevieve wants short ribbing and earflaps. Jasmin is working on the Tale as old as Time cowl.

 

In Stitches:(10:15)

Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, a Hitchhiker and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl.

Jasmin: mentions Lise from the Knitting Rose, and we got Footprints for each of us. Frosted hat, resistance hat, hamilknit hat,Rainbow dots cowl. She mentions the Sockhead cowl. Genevieve: Olivia hat, Elsa gloves, Elsa sweater. Rex: Lionheart hoodie, Jasmin mentions the SPAKAL

 

Events:(19:47)

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Yarnstories podcast promo!

 

Contest:(24:04)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

New Prize: Black Trillium Lilt “Chennai” WINNER:

We have a new contest:The  "I Blame the Knitmores " Contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.

Contest responses need to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread. It will continue until November 23rd.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:10)

This week we talk about something Gigi used to tell Jasmin when she was a teenager, "Clean up and you’ll find what you’re missing", + bonus, cleaned up area. (Sexist sewing machine manual)

Jasmin mentions Crystal nail files.

  • Full in full out
  • Modeling for others in your house

 

When Knitting Attacks:(40:33)

Gigi was working on Sam's socks during knitting group, decided to make the legs an inch longer. She totally forgot that the heel starts 2 inches sooner on these than with afterthought heels. Now they look like knee highs. She finished the heel turn, and now she is 5 stitches short.

 

Review:(30:22)

This week we review:

How To Knit, by Leslie Ann Bestor

Jasmin mentions the new Susan B. Anderson Book (Kids Knitting Workshop), Gigi also likes the Knitters companion.

 

Straw into Gold:(48:42)
SPINNING! Inspired by Spinzilla, Jasmin is spinning her Family Hiro sweaters. She spun for 2 hours/1 oz/29grams. At this rate, they’ll be done eventually. Spun on the Infinite Twist Acadia and the QO Device.

 

And Sew On:(51:34)

Gigi dusted and vacuumed her sewing space.  She found some things that had gone missing.

She hung the water reservoir for the Gravity feed iron on a cannibalized hook from a belt hanger.

Sewed all the horizontal seams for this years grinch along bags

We cut the paper pattern for Genevieve's corduroy dress.

 

Gigi talks about grain line, and there was a straightening edges mishap. We have a solution, did some cutting, and made plans for weekly sessions.

Nov 10, 2017
Momentum - Episode 453 - The Knitmore Girls
49:31

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

 

 
 
Black Trillium Fibres is at Vogue Knitting Live November 3rd through 5th in booth 227. We’ll be showing off great new projects from Kirsten Kapur and Karen Whooley, as well as the fabulous Frosted sweater by Lisa Ross, and of course we’ll have gradients and other hand-dyed goodies. Come check out our show-exclusive color, Winchester, and don’t forget to mention the Knitmore Girls Podcast for a special discount!

 

 
No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.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.
 
Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!
 
Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month!
Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.
See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).

 

 

On the Needles:(0:36)

Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and one baby Barleys for the NICU

Jasmin finished test knitting the Frosted Top for Lisa Ross out of Lisa Souza Supersport. (Enjoy this pattern for FREE with code FROZEN through November 3, 2017! To get the matching sweater for 40% OFF, click here and use code FROZEN (in a separate transaction))

 

Also, Genevieve needs to draw a ponytail hat for her mom to knit.

 

Gigi is knitting 3 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks, one out of Patons Kroy, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings . I also had cast on another pair of socks. I have to try the cuff on Sam. If it fits, it will become another pair of Vanilla is the new black socks.

 

Jasmin is almost finished with the Baa-ble hat #1.

Gigi finished weaving in ends of the  Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket.

 

Jasmin is working on the Tale as old as Time cowl, and she really likes the new quilt clips

Gigi blocked the Mishke last week. It is warm and cuddly.

 

We need to figure out what to do about the beautiful buttons that snag the knitting on the Girl's Victorian coat.

Jasmin also has a Vanilla is the New Black sock on the needles.

Jasmin is planning a Frosted sweater for herself. With hearts.

We are planning for next year and also thinking about an engagement survey.

 

Events:(11:37)

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(13:47)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

New Prize: Black Trillium Lilt “Chennai”

We have a new contest:The  "I Blame the Knitmores " Contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.

Contest responses need to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread. It will continue until November 23rd.

 

Mother Knows Best:(18:26)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?” thread, about blocking order of operations. Jasmin references Amy Herzog

 

When Knitting Attacks:(22:46)

Gigi could not find her 4th dpn. Also, she missed a decrease row on the crown of a hat.

 

Review:(30:22)

This week we review

Point/Counterpoint Vol 3, by Mary Hull (Kino Knits) and Clare Devine.

 

Gigi thinks that Socks on a Plane would coordinate well with the mitts.

 

Straw into Gold:(37:25)
SPINNING! Inspired by Spinzilla, Jasmin is spinning her Family Hiro sweaters. 2 hours/1 oz/29grams. At this rate, they’ll be done eventually. Spun on the Infinite Twist Acadia and the QO Device.

 

And Sew On:(44:43)

Gigi organized her sewing space.  She read a great article in this month’s Threads magazine on

5 ways to get a custom fitting pattern

 

Pinned interfacing to lining

 

 

Nov 03, 2017
Whole Hog - Episode 452 - The Knitmore Girls
01:09:56

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
 

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.

 

 
 
 

No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

 
 

Today's show is brought to you by HelloFresh. Visit hellofresh.com and use promo code “knitmore30” to save $30 off your first week of deliveries.

 

Are you a Northern California resident in need of a yarn fix? If so, hop on Jimmy’s Biggest

Little Tour Bus! On November 4 th , a chartered bus will pick up passengers in the Bay Area and

Sacramento Valley to journey to Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno. Once there, you’ll spend an

exciting day shopping Jimmy’s 22,000 square foot warehouse, meeting big names in the

industry, taking classes and, of course, knitting till you drop! For the full itinerary and pick-up

locations, head to jimmybeanswool.com, keyword: bus tour.

 

Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month!
Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.
See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).
 
Here you go: Rhinebeck: It’s home to the famous New York Sheep and Wool Festival, and Rhinebeck weekend is quickly approaching. During the third weekend of October, whether you are AT Rhinebeck or just wishing you were there, join us at littleskein.com for a special Rhinebeck-inspired collection. We have Rhinebeck-colored yarn, project bags in brand new fabrics, and more.
 

 

On the Needles:(0:41)

Jasmin finished test knitting the Frosted Top for Lisa Ross out of Lisa Souza Supersport.

Jasmin mentions Knit Aid.

Jasmin also mentions the Elsa sweater.

Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and two baby Barleys for the NICU

Jasmin is thinking of making barley soup in her Insta-pot.

 

Jasmin is almost finished with the Baa-ble hat #1.

 

Gigi is knitting 3 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks, one out of Patons Kroy, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings .

Jasmin also has a Vanilla is the New Black sock on the needles.

 

Gigi started weaving in ends of the  Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket.

Gigi blocked the Mishke.

 

Jasmin is working on the Tale as old as Time cowl, and she really likes the new quilt clips

 

We need to figure out what to do about the beautiful buttons that snag the knitting on the Girl's Victorian coat.

They are trying to figure out an efficient system for blocking lots of squares.

 

Jasmin is planning a Frosted sweater for herself. She mentions Tin Can Knits.

 

Events:(23:35)

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Promo for InaSknit

 

Contest:(24:53)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

New Prize: 2 Lolo body bars: Juicy Pear and Blackberry Sage. The winner is KristinBietsch.

We have a new contest:The  "I Blame the Knitmores " Contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.

Contest responses need to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread. It will continue until November 23rd.

 

Mother Knows Best:(37:10)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?” thread, about knitting for enthusiastic recipients. Jasmin mentions photoshop, and Tin Can Knits designs, and the Playful Stripes.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(45:35)

Jasmin mentions Patton Oswalt Annihilation.

 

Purloined:

This week we are purloining  Netflix and Knit from the Backstage Knitting Podcast, hosted by Bethany and Anna.

Oue favorite Halloween movies

Hocus Pocus

It's the Great Pumkin, Charlie Brpwn

Mr Boogedy

The Halloween That Almost Wasn't

E.T.

Jasmin mentions Common Sense Media

Let us know your favorite Halloween Movies!

Sam and I are planning our Christmas movies, which  we will not discuss until after Halloween.

 

Review:(53:47)

This week we review

Double or Nothing by Alasdair Post-Quinn

 

And Sew On:(58:55)

 

Gigi was sewing on the New Look midriff dress. She clean finished the lace insert, and accidentally sewed the back together wrong, instead of center back, she sewed side seams together.

Oct 27, 2017
Lost in the Dryer - Episode 451 - The Knitmore Girls
01:05:59

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

 

 

For a FREE EXTRA month of BarkBox, visit barkbox.com/knitmore  when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan.

 
 

No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

 
 

Love gradients? Everyone at Knitcircus loves them so much we keep creating new colors! Choose long-striping gradients for shawls and Gradient Matching Socks Sets for perfectly paired socks. The luxury hand-dyes come in sizes from 50g to 300g, so you’ll always have just the right amount for your project. Every cake is made with one continuous yarn; no knots or ends to weave in; just cast on and go. All Knitcircus yarns are dyed with love in Wisconsin by women who love to knit.

 

Grab your needles and play some Beatles with Jimmy Beans’ new British Invasion kit! This smashing sampler includes eight different yarns from across the pond, rich with different fibers and textures. The kit also includes the Mosaic Tiles Cowl pattern by Heather Boyd, so you can work up your samples into a cozy colorwork creation. Indulge in new yarns from the U.K. without the commitment of buying full skeins! Head over to jimmybeanswool.com, keywords: British Invasion.

 
 

Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month!

Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.

See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).

 

One minute health and fire update

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin is test knitting the Frosted Top for Lisa Ross out of Lisa Souza Supersport.

Jasmin mentions Marly Bird's Fair Isle tutorial.

Gigi is knitting 3 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks, one out of Patons Kroy, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings .

 

Jasmin picked up the Baa-ble hat while she was waiting for the Elsa Blue.

 

Genevieve tried on the Girl's Victorian coat.We need to figure out what to do aboit the beautiful buttons that snag the knitting.

 

Gigi started weaving in ends of the  Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket.

 

The Knitmores are trying to figure out an efficient system for blocking lots of squares.

Gigi finished blocking her shawl from the Knitalong! This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread. The Knitmores are trying to figure out an efficient system for blocking lots of squares.

 

Jasmin found small quilt clips and really likes them.

Jasmin has been commissioned to knit a ponytail hat for Genevieve.

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl.

Sam needs a few hats.

Events:(19:59)

PIQF recap. Jasmin mentions Turn

Jasmin found a light for her Featherweight.

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(33:46)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

Jasmin is cooking up a new contest, TBA.

New Prize: 2 Lolo body bars: Juicy Pear and Blackberry sage. Winner announced in episode 452

 

Mother Knows Best:(37:10)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?” thread, about swatching for colorfastness. Jasmin describes the process in a blog post. She mentions Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton

 

When Knitting Attacks:(45:32)

Gigi overshot the point to start heel increases for one sock, and had to tink back for five rows

 

Review:(49:34)

This week we review: Elemental Collection and Circled by Woolly Wormhead

 

Gigi mentions Woolly Wormhead's Mystery KAL CANT FIND THE LINK!

 

And Sew On:(58:55)

Gigi took the Edge Finishing class at PIQF

 

 

 

 

 
Oct 20, 2017
Klingon Linguistics - Episode 450 - The Knitmore Girls
01:04:20

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.
 
 
No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com
 
 
 
Grab your needles and play some Beatles with Jimmy Beans’ new British Invasion kit! This smashing sampler includes eight different yarns from across the pond, rich with different fibers and textures. The kit also includes the Mosaic Tiles Cowl pattern by Heather Boyd, so you can work up your samples into a cozy colorwork creation. Indulge in new yarns from the U.K. without the commitment of buying full skeins! Head over to jimmybeanswool.com, keywords: British Invasion.

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

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit! At Rhinebeck? Come visit our booth at Rhinebeck: 11&12 in Building C and we have beautiful new yarns, including Baby Camel/silk fingering and Nyam Merino/cashmere!
 
Here you go: Rhinebeck: It’s home to the famous New York Sheep and Wool Festival, and Rhinebeck weekend is quickly approaching. During the third weekend of October, whether you are AT Rhinebeck or just wishing you were there, join us at littleskein.com for a special Rhinebeck-inspired collection. We have Rhinebeck-colored yarn, project bags in brand new fabrics, and more.

 

 

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Jasmin is excited about her knitting! She loves fair isle. She is test knitting a hat with snowflakes, and Rex has requested one, too.  And Genevieve has requested a sweater to go with the sweater as well. Jasmin mentions gradient kits from Black Trillium.

Jasmin is test knitting the Frosted Top for Lisa Ross out of Lisa Souza Supersport.

 

She picked up the Baa-ble hat.

 

Gigi finished knitting her shawl from the Knitalong! This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread. Gigi is looking for a new project to knit. Planning to knit Stephen West’s new updated garterstitch daybreak, called the Purlbreak , in a color gradient  from Oink Pigments, with a neutral background color.  

 

Gigi finished the last bit of weaving in of ends of the Sidewalk Sweater.

 

And Genevieve tried on the Mini Water's Edge cardigan.

 

Gigi had found some finished blanket square that need to be blocked to a ten inch size . The Knitmores are trying to figure out an efficient system for blocking lots of squares.

Genevieve tried on the Girl's Victorian coat.

The buttons are catching on the fabric, and we need to come up with a solution.

Jasmin is working on Baa-ble hats for the kids.

 

Gigi excavated in Area 51 and found a red pre ravelry project to finish.

Finished weaving in all the ends on Mishke cardigan, which now needs to be blocked

Gigi finished three Barley hats out of Alpenglow Yarn .

Gigi was making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

The neon green, yellow, tomato red, orange, petroleum blue, dark lavender and sapphire blue are done.  She was working on teal. Two more colors are left. She ran out of background grey. (This project is on hold until we get more yarn.)

Gigi started weaving in ends. 4 ends per piece..

 

Sam asked for a hat to match his beard.The yarn is Alto From Abstract Fiber,

in the Bumble pattern.

 

Events:(24:55)

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(29:33)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

Jasmin is cooking up a new contest, TBA.

New Prize: a skein of A Hundred Ravens Iachos in “Starry Night” winner: wzrdreams

 

Mother Knows Best:(32:59)

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

about project prep for baby/surgery/etc. Jasmin recommends the kits from Infinite Twist.

Jasmin mentions Jimmy Beans. Jasmin wants to know: What is your recovery knitting?

 

When Knitting Attacks:(47:33)

Gigi had cast on socks for Sam. They are too loose, need to be frogged.

Twilight zone needle hunt

 

Review:(52:39)

This week we review: 60 More Baby Blankets

 

And Sew On:(1:01:45)

Gigi is working on the dress with the A line skirt and midriff detail.  New Look pattern 6447

Gigi sewed the darts and the lace bit. Needs to press.

 

 
Oct 13, 2017
Fish Oil - Episode 449 - The Knitmore GIrls
57:51

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.

 
 

No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

 
 

Get ready for Spinzilla with Savage Blends by The Homestead Hobbyist. Unique and thrilling blends, beautiful color palettes, and best of all, the fiber drafts itself—so you’ll spin miles of yarn in no time. Find your favorite Savage Blend at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.

 

Grab your needles and play some Beatles with Jimmy Beans’ new British Invasion kit! This smashing sampler includes eight different yarns from across the pond, rich with different fibers and textures. The kit also includes the Mosaic Tiles Cowl pattern by Heather Boyd, so you can work up your samples into a cozy colorwork creation. Indulge in new yarns from the U.K. without the commitment of buying full skeins! Head over to jimmybeanswool.com, keywords: British Invasion.

 

 

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

 

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit! At Rhinebeck? Come visit our booth at Rhinebeck: 11&12 in Building C and we have beautiful new yarns, including Baby Camel/silk fingering and Nyam Merino/cashmere!

 

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Jasmin mentions Dr Gemma of the Cogknitive podcast.

 

Jasmin mentions Danie of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin podcast, who dyes yarn. She ordered yarn from her, to knit the Boxy Chevron sweater by Susanne Sommer out of One Twisted Tree in “Take the Watch”, “Chaotic Neutral” and “Shrewd Lady Mary”.

 

Jasmin mentions the sheep sweaters, the Welcome to the Flock, and Totally Flocked for Genevieve.

 

Gigi finished knitting her shawl from the Knitalong! This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread. Gigi was using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app.

 

Gigi found some finished blanket square that need to be blocked to a ten inch size . She talked to Bethany from the Backstage Knitting podcast about sizing for squares.

 

Jasmin is making good progress on her Vanilla is the New Black socks in Knitmona "Creepy Crawlers" self-striping. Gigi cast on a  pair of Vanilla is the New Black out of Regia in an ombre stripe on Sock Rockets.

 

Gigi is knitting a Barley hat out of Alpenglow Yarn . Sam asked for a hat to match his beard and we are looking for the right yarn. Gigi finished another shark colored baby hat in Shark's colors.

Jasmin pulled out a sweater out of the UFO area, the Little Pole, which she is knitting on Knitters Pride Zing Needles. Gigi mentions the Knitters Pride Nova needles. And Jasmin loves their color coded cables.

 

Gigi was making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

The neon green, yellow, tomato red, orange, petroleum blue, dark lavender and sapphire blue are done.  She was working on teal. Two more colors are left. She ran out of background grey. (This project is on hold until we get more yarn.)

 

Events:(20:46)

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(23:08)

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

New Prize: a skein of A Hundred Ravens Iachos in “Starry Night

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:20)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?” thread. about  how we got into podcasting.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:44)

Gigi messed up the #3partharmonyKAL. Purling on a knit row. Tink!

 

Also, she ran short of main color, and had to leave out last three rows before bind off. She  had to tink back the bind off row.

 

Jasmin found that she should administer fish oil pills AFTER knitting.

 

Gigi blocked her giant Aeolian shawl.  she looked at finished projects on ravelry and decided to block it with 5 points. She used blocking wires. Stretched it as far as she could. The shawl did not cooperate with having each tip blocked into 5 points

 

She had started a U turn sock out of Patons Kroy.  Yarn needed a plainer pattern. Frogged!

 

Purloined (44:52)

This week we are Purloining from the Backstage Knitting podcast hosted by Bethany and Anna. Jasmin and Genevieve went to see The Little Mermaid at the local theatre.

 

Review:(47:27)

This week we review: A Stash of One’s Own by Clara Parkes

 

And Sew On:(54:36)

Gigi is working on the dress with the A line skirt and midriff detail.  New Look pattern 6447

Gigi picked up ¼ yard of black lace for the slip, and pressed the stay stitching

Also, Gigi cut the fabric for this years Grinchmas bags.

Oct 06, 2017
Not My Batman - Episode 448 - The Knitmore Girls
58:35

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.
 
 
No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

Get ready for Spinzilla with Savage Blends by The Homestead Hobbyist. Unique and thrilling blends, beautiful color palettes, and best of all, the fiber drafts itself—so you’ll spin miles of yarn in no time. Find your favorite Savage Blend at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.
 
Join Little Skein for an Outlander celebration. Our new shawl kit, Time Traveler, is in the shop now, with an inspired shawl pattern, exclusive yarn colorways and more. Project bags are currently sold out, but will be back in September. See everything in our Time Traveler collection at www.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:(0:32)

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

The neon green, yellow, tomato red, orange, petroleum blue, dark lavender and sapphire blue are done.  She now is working on teal. Two more colors are left. She is running low on background grey.

She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac, also using German short rows.

 

Genevieve is wearing the Elsa cardigan again. She mentions the Elsa sweater for grown ups by Paper Daisy Creations.

 

Jasmin is watching The New StarTrek Series

Jasmin is making good progress on her Vanilla is the New Black socks in Knitmona "Creepy Crawlers" self-striping. Half knit socks FTW! She mentions the Fish Lips Kiss Heel.

 

Gigi found some blanket squares to block and donate, and frogged an ugly crochet blanket square to knit into a nice, dense square.

 

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as time cowl .

 

We  started a Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.

Gigi is working on the last bit of section 4. . She is using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app. It's coming along nicely.

 

Jasmin finished the all you need is hat, and the eye searing pink set is done. She likes the Likke Needles for working with splitty yarn.

 

Gigi frogged a started hat, and reknitted it. Won yarn chicken !

Sam asked for a knitted hat for the winter.

 

Jasmin and Genevieve have started a Welcome Blanket. They are using Berocco Comfort. They mention The Journey.

Jasmin talks about sponsored squares.

 

Events:(25:16)

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

 

Contest:(28:10)

An Erin Lane accessory bag! Cute, lovely, and perfect.

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Marykatekitten on ravelry, to help with her knitting attack.

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:00)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about” thread. What to do with outgrown knits? Pack up with photos of the kids in them. Print from Shutterfly free, or mpix for better quality.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:17)

Gigi messed up the "slip two in back" and slipped them in front and noticed 10 rows later. Had to drop down slip the "slip in front" to the back, and knit the stitches back up on the #3partharmonyKAL

 

Jasmin missed a purl stitch in the hat decrease chart. Rrrrrip.

Gigi was blocking shawls. Giant Aeolian that she thought was acrylic. Threw it in the washer and dryer. Was not acrylic.

 

Review:(43:13)

This week we review : Mittens by Mary Scott Huff

 

And Sew On:(53:41)

Fabric from Beverly’s wanted to be the dress with the midriff detail.  New Look pattern 6447

A line skirt, midriff detail. Gigi did the stay stitching .

 

Halloween costumes: DONE.

Sep 29, 2017
Double, Double - Episode 447 - The Knitmore Girls
57:00

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

 

 

 

Today's show is brought to you by HelloFresh. Visit hellofresh.com and use promo code “knitmore30” to save $30 off your first week of deliveries.

 
 
No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

Get ready for Spinzilla with Savage Blends by The Homestead Hobbyist. Unique and thrilling blends, beautiful color palettes, and best of all, the fiber drafts itself—so you’ll spin miles of yarn in no time. Find your favorite Savage Blend at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.
 

 

 

Want to sample new yarns and fibers without needing to buy full skeins? The Jimmy Beans Wool Little Beanie Bag subscription has you covered! Each month you will receive a variety of hand-wound yarn samples, fabulous notions and accessories, a custom project bag, AND both a knitting and crochet pattern to put your samples to good use! And the best part? It’s only $10 a month! Visit jimmybeanswool.com/beaniebags for more info.


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:(0:43)

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

The neon green, yellow, tomato red, orange, petroleum blue, dark lavender are done  She is working on sapphire blue. Three more colors are left. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac, also using German short rows.

 

Jasmin and Genevieve have started a Welcome Blanket. It is exactly right for what Jasmin needs at the moment. They are using Berocco Comfort.

 

Jasmin is planning to use a stair step design to attach them to avoid having to weave in a gazillion ends.

 

Gigi went on another blocking spree. Shawls and Pop squares.

 

We mentions the Dragon Scarf from Morehouse Merino. Jasmin suggests she call Sheila Ernst for glass eyes for the dragon.

 

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as time.

We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.

Gigi started section 4. . She is using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app. Coming along nicely

 

Gigi knitted 1 preemie hat. Need to make pompoms.

 

Events:(19:47)

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Jasmin mentions the Mastering the Knits contest, and we mention the Downcellar Studio podcast. Jasmin also mentions the She Can Make podcast.

Jasmin mentions the Janome kiddie sewing machine and our local Janome dealer. Gigi mentions Male Pattern Boldness.

 

Contest:(28:27)

All Prizes are sent! New prize!

An Erin Lane accessory bag! Cute, lovely, and perfect.

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:51)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about doing kitchener in the round.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:27)

Gigi messed up the count of rows on the #3partharmonyKAL

One of her Pops has an extra stitch. She discovered that binding off.

Jasmin mentions Marly Bird and her book Cold Weather Crochet

 

Review:(39:03)

This week we review :

A Year of Techniques, by Arnall-Culliford

 

 

Purloined:(45:04)

This week we purloin: On a Happy Note, from the  Downcellar Studio podcast, by Boston Jen. Doing the Hello Fresh dinners with Genevieve. Literacy skills, direction following, quality time. (love languages)

 

And Sew On:(52:07)

Fabric from Beverly’s wanted to be the dress with the midriff detail.  New Look pattern 6447

A line skirt, midriff detail. Gigi cut the fashion fabric, lining and interfacing

 

83500 patterns on a website, Vogue, McCalls, Butterick, Simplicity  Vintage patterns wiki

 

Jasmin and Genevieve look for patterns for HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!

Sep 22, 2017
Inclusivity - Episode 446 - The Knitmore Girls
51:27

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.

 
 

No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

 

Get ready for Spinzilla with Savage Blends by The Homestead Hobbyist. Unique and thrilling blends, beautiful color palettes, and best of all, the fiber drafts itself—so you’ll spin miles of yarn in no time. Find your favorite Savage Blend at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.

 
Join Little Skein for an Outlander celebration. Our new shawl kit, Time Traveler, is in the shop now, with an inspired shawl pattern, exclusive yarn colorways and more. Project bags are currently sold out, but will be back in September. See everything in our Time Traveler collection at www.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.

 

 

We are signal boosting: XRX is donatng half of the entry fees from Stitches Texas to Hurricane Harvey Relief to the Houston Food Bank.

Erin Lane, Buffalo Wool Company are contributing to the relief effort.

Also,  this is the link to donate blanket squares to the Welcome Blanket project. Amazon wish lists are also great.

 

Episode 445 oops. Oops.

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

All the  neon green, yellow,  tomato red, and  orange,  and the petroleum blue are done . She is

knitting the dark lavender now, and she has 4 more colors left.

 

She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac, also using the shadow wrap technique.

 

We discuss the Persian Tiles blanket.

 

Jasmin talks about depression. She mentions the Procreate app.

 

Jasmin and Genevieve have started a Welcome Blanket. It is exactly right for what Jasmin needs at the moment.

 

Gigi went on a blocking spree: two Braidsmaid shawls, also a Brickless that grew huge when she  soaked it. It pulled itself together when she tossed it in the dryer, once it came off the blocking board.

 

Jasmin has figured out the design for the  Rex's Christmas sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies /If you give a Mouse a Cookie / If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie movie.

She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters, the Lykke needles and Cascade Longwood.

 

We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Gigi started section 4. . She is using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app. Coming along nicely

 

Jasmin has figured out the design for the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies /If you give a Mouse a Cookie / If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie movie.

She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters, the Lykke needles and Cascade Longwood.

 

Gigi has started the Confidence hat, so far she has swatched.

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl



The new season of Outlander has started. Gigi is excited to read the blog of the costume designer from Outlander: terrydresbach.comhttp://www.terrydresbach.com/

 

Events:(18:58)

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

Grinch-along.

 

Contest:(20:32)

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinch-along winners this week and are shipping the last ones this week!

 

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

 

The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.

And the winner is: NYLisaRose

 

Mother Knows Best:(24:32)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about iron on or sew-in labels from Sterling. Jasmin mentions Paper Source and the fancy Rowenta Iron. (These are the ones Jasmin had printed.)

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:40)

Gigi ran short of yarn on last weeks preemie hat. Didn't have enough yarn for the striped preemie hat. She will have to frog and cast on with fewer stitches.

 

Review:(34:52)

This week we review :

Crafting the Resistance

 

Straw into Gold:(46:04)

Jasmin goes back to the Incredibles sweater project as a way to get her groove back.

 

And Sew On:(47:36)

Fabric from Beverly’s wanted to be the dress with the midriff detail.  New Look pattern 6447

A line skirt, midriff detail.

 

Sew many Dresses, so little time book. Adjusted the pattern, cut the lining.  

 
Sep 15, 2017
Quitterpants - Episode 445 - The Knitmore Girls
01:07:21
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.
 
No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

 

 

 

Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To pre-order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!
 
 

 

Love gradients? Everyone at Knitcircus loves them so much we keep creating new colors! Choose long-striping gradients for shawls and Gradient Matching Socks Sets for perfectly paired socks. The luxury hand-dyes come in sizes from 50g to 300g, so you’ll always have just the right amount for your project. Every cake is made with one continuous yarn; no knots or ends to weave in; just cast on and go. All Knitcircus yarns are dyed with love in Wisconsin by women who love to knit.

 



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.
 

We are signal boosting: XRX is donatng half of the entry fees from Stitches Texas to Hurricane Harvey Relief to the Houston Food Bank.

 

Also,  this is the link to donate blanket squares to the Welcome Blanket project. Jasmin mentions Elizabeth Green and relief bins. and Amazon wish lists.

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

All the  neon green, yellow,  tomato red, and  orange is done. and she is knitting the petroleum blue.

She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique.

Jasmin is looking for a tutorial to built itty bitty blocking frames.

Jasmin has started on the Christmas sweaters. She is using the Lykke needles

and Cascade Longwood.

 

Jasmin has figured out the design for the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.

If you give a Mouse a Cookie

If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie DVD

She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters

 

We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Gigi started the second chart B. She is using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app.

 

Jasmin restarted her Harmonize shawl! Hooray for not being a quitter.

Gigi has started the Confidence hat, so far she has swatched.

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl .

 

Jasmin started a Catbird hat out of Siren Strings sanctuary super bulky in the Tease colorway

Outlander will start up pretty soon. Listening to Frock Flicks podcast. Interesting, in depth discussion of styles, good content.  Lots of profanity.

 

Events:(32:16)

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

Grinch-along.

 

Contest:(34:46)

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinch-along winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)

 

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

 

The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.

 

Mother Knows Best:(39:59)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about Goodreader app. vs knitcompanion. She mentions the Celestarium, and Boston Jen's Goodreader Class [link coming once we've got it]!

 

When Knitting Attacks:(44:41)

Gigi was working on the #3PartHarmonyKal, section 3. She figured out what she did wrong last week. To fix it, she cheated the pattern.

Jasmin didn't swatch for her Catbird hat. Ugh. Jasmin mentions Siren Strings yarn.

 

Purloined:(48:52)

High note Low note. From Paula of the Knitting Pipeline

Hurricane Harvey: Kudos to the Cajun Navy and all other people who volunteered

 

Review:(51:48)

This week we review Hunter Hammersen’s Silk Road Socks

Jamin mentions Hunter Hammersen's book.

We didn't mention it, but check out her blog!

 

And Sew On:(58:05)

Fabric from Beverly’s wanted to be the dress with the midriff detail.  Gigi needs to figure out how to make the yardage be enough. She mentions pin fitting.

 

 

Sep 08, 2017
Copy, Cut, and Paste - Episode 444 - The Knitmore Girls
59:32
 
 

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.

 
 

No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

 

Do you live in Northern California or have plans to visit in the near future? If so, hop aboard Jimmy’s Biggest Little Bus Tour! Once a month, a chartered bus will drive passengers from the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley through the beautiful Tahoe forest to Jimmy Beans in Reno, Nevada. Once there, you’ll spend an exciting day shopping Jimmy’s HUGE warehouse, meeting knitting celebrities, taking classes and, of course, KNITTING!! To find dates and locations near you, head to jimmybeanswool.com/bus.

 

Join Little Skein for an Outlander celebration. Our new shawl kit, Time Traveler, is in the shop now, with an inspired shawl pattern, exclusive yarn colorways and more. Project bags are currently sold out, but will be back in September. See everything in our Time Traveler collection at www.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:(0:36)

 

Jasmin has started on the Christmas sweaters. She is using the Lykke needles

and Cascade Longwood. She mentions Giant Post-It-Notes.

 

She also talks about Stitchfiddle. She mentions the Playdate cardigan.

Jasmin has figured out the design for the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.

 

She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters

Jasmin is excited about the child friendly Brittany needles.

She mentions the Procreate app.

 

We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Gigi tried starting second chart B.

 

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl She is excited about Knitter's Pride having color coded cables.

 

Gigi knitted two preemie hats out of cotton yarn. Not enough left to make a third hat, but plenty for Pom poms. Also knitted one meathead hat from the knitalong book we reviewed

 

Jasimin worked on Genevieve's All you need is hat.

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

9 neon green done, 7 yellow done, 6 tomato red squares done, 4 orange

She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique.

 

Cable from knitpicks came in.   One year warranty on purchases.

 

Events:(15:53)

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

We are looking for a term for a knitter's year, that starts and ends with a knitting event. Put your suggestions in this weeks episode thread.

 

Contest:(20:15)

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)

 

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

 

The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:58)

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

winding mini skeins. Jasmin mention the mini skeins from Canon Hand Dyes

 

Jasmin likes the Nancy's KnickKnacks ball winder. She mentions the Rainbow Dots cowl

The discuss binder rings.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:05)

Gigi was working on the #3PartHarmonyKal, section 3. She reversed the main color and the contrast color. She picked up stitches a few rows down

 

Review:(44:49)

This week we review Vicki Steifel's Chest of Bone, The Knit Collection.

 

This Book is a companion to the book: Chest of Bone

 

Straw into Gold:(52:21)

Drop spindle plying.

 

And Sew On:(54:33)

Fabric at Beverly’s was giving Gigi come hither looks. Piece turned out to be too short.

Gigi prepped Genevieve's Frozen blanket.

Sep 01, 2017
A Little Horse - Episode 443 - The Knitmore Girls
57:25

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.

 
 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! 

 

Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

Do you live in Northern California or have plans to visit in the near future? If so, hop aboard Jimmy’s Biggest Little Bus Tour! Once a month, a chartered bus will drive passengers from the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley through the beautiful Tahoe forest to Jimmy Beans in Reno, Nevada. Once there, you’ll spend an exciting day shopping Jimmy’s HUGE warehouse, meeting knitting celebrities, taking classes and, of course, KNITTING!! To find dates and locations near you, head to jimmybeanswool.com/bus.

 

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Today's show is brought to you by Lovepop. To enter the 2018 Lovepop Birthday Sweepstakes for a chance to win 50 3D Birthday Cards, visit lovepop.com/knitmoregirls at checkout

 

On the Needles:(0:46)

Jasmin has started on the Christmas sweaters. She mentions the Lykke needles

and Cascade Longwood. She mentions

If you give a Mouse a Cookie

If you take a Mouse to the  Movies

If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie DVD

Jasmin has figured out the design for the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.

 

She mentions Jimmy Beans Wool, Webs and the Schacht Ultra Umbrella Swift.

She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters

 

We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Gigi finished the first set of chart B, and  is almost done with part 2.

Jasmin needs to start hers over again.

 

Gigi has knit five preemie hats, and needs to make some pompoms.

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl out of Lorna's Laces.

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:

9 green, 7 yellow, 6 red squares. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique.

She mentions Bryspun needles.

 

Events:(19:12)

Stash Dash ended! (May 26 until Midnight August 20th) This was hosted by the Knit Girllls

The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(27:13)

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)

 

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

 

The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:25)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about weaving in uncooperative ends.

Jasmin mentions Lucy Neatby.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(38:02)

Gigi lost her place markers in the 3PartHarmonyKal, and her count got off. She now needs to add some stitches. Also, she has a hard time reading instructions.

 

Jasmin likes Interweave's  Scratch and Dent sale. But she really likes her books on Goodreader app She mentions Beyond Clean.

 

Also,  Gigi played a game of chicken with the Pops blanket, and ran out of green

 

Purloined:(43:41)

Purloined from The Yarniacs :What have you been stalking?

Hunter Hammersen's new release of Silk Road Socks

Sivia Harding patterns  are on sale until the end of September with the coupon code Big Reveal. Right now, the featured pattern is the Harmonia’s Rings sweater. Gigi wants to knit he  Seussical, out of the Book of Cowls, and a bunch more.

 

Review:(49:14)

 

This week we review 55 Ornaments to Knit by Arne & Carlos

Aug 25, 2017
Mother of Invention - Episode 442 - The Knitmore Girls
46:05

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.
 
 
Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! 
 
Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.
 
Do you live in Northern California or have plans to visit in the near future? If so, hop aboard Jimmy’s Biggest Little Bus Tour! Once a month, a chartered bus will drive passengers from the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley through the beautiful Tahoe forest to Jimmy Beans in Reno, Nevada. Once there, you’ll spend an exciting day shopping Jimmy’s HUGE warehouse, meeting knitting celebrities, taking classes and, of course, KNITTING!! To find dates and locations near you, head to jimmybeanswool.com/bus.


Remember the books you discovered in school, which grabbed your heart and wouldn’t let go? This summer, join Little Skein for our second annual Sock School. It’s a sentimental summer knitalong: knit your favorite socks and read your favorite book. School supplies are in the Little Skein shop through Labor Day, and links to the knitalong are in the shownotes.

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Jasmin is finishing things, but she is wishing for an interesting project.We mention decision fatigue, and Abby from the Knit Knit Cafe. She is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl.

Gigi just finished a book she loved.

 

Jasmin and Genevieve have figured out the Christmas Sweater: the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.

 

Gigi has knit two more cat preemie hats. Also a striped one and a size newborn one.

 

Jasmin cast on the All You Need is Hat hat in the leftover eye searing pink yarn.



We have started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

Gigi finished the first set of chart B and hasn't had the band width to go on to the next part

 

 

We talk about the #3Part Harmony KAL, out of Lorna's Laces. String Quintet kit.

 

Jasmin was working on the Love Still Wins Mittens and decided to do a Periscope (linked on the project page).

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn  for the Pop blanket. So far done:

9 green, 7 yellow, 4 red squares. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique .

Jasmin has nearly finished her first "history has its eyes on you” socks. She did the heel "Smooth Operator" Style.

Gigi had cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Regia on Sock Rockets.and tried them on Sam.

 

Events:(18:10)

Stash Dash continues! (May 26 until Midnight August 20th) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(20:53)

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again.

 

Mother Knows Best:(24:01)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about divining yarn weight. Jasmin mentions the One Bad Mother podcast, and the Schacht yardage counter.

 

Also, the McMorran scales.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:06)

Jasmin's Harmonize is derailed. She needs to start over. She is thinking of putting a command hook in the bathroom, for hanging a project bag.

 

Review:(35:07)

This week we review Knitalong by Larissa Brown, and John Brown

Jasmin mentions Beautiful Wreck, also by this author.

She is planning to read this book with a cup of Plum Deluxe Tea

She also mentions Knit and Chat and Louise Tillbrook

the Gertie Sew-Along, and Google hangouts.




Aug 16, 2017
Yo Mama Can't Knit - Episode 441 - The Knitmore Girls
52:21

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.

 
 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! 

 

Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

Do you live in Northern California or have plans to visit in the near future? If so, hop aboard Jimmy’s Biggest Little Bus Tour! Once a month, a chartered bus will drive passengers from the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley through the beautiful Tahoe forest to Jimmy Beans in Reno, Nevada. Once there, you’ll spend an exciting day shopping Jimmy’s HUGE warehouse, meeting knitting celebrities, taking classes and, of course, KNITTING!! To find dates and locations near you, head to jimmybeanswool.com/bus.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:32)

Gigi is casting on another preemie hat.

Jasmin is working on the Tale as Old as Time cowl.

 

We have started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Gigi just finished the first set of chart B

 

Jasmin has finished the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague, and is about to cast on the All You Need is Hat hat in the leftover yarn.

 

Gigi cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Regia on Sock Rockets.

 

Jasmin has sewn labels into her Resistance Hat, Rex’s Lionheart pullover, and the grosgrain ribbon into Rex’s Sideways Dude cardigan. Labels by Sterling Labels.

 

We talk about the #3Part Harmony KAL, out of Lorna's Laces. String Quintet kit.

 

Jasmin finished her second Hamilknit hat. She mentions her Resistance hat.

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn  for the Pop blanket. So far done:

9 green, 6 yellow, 3 red squares. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique .

 

Jasmin mentions the Persian Tiles blankets we are planning.

 

Jasmin has nearly finished her first "history has its eyes on you” socks. She did the heel "Smooth Operator" Style.

 

Jasmin is knitting Icord with Genevieve! Embellish Knit!

 

Jasmin mentions short knitting needles for Genevieve from Brittany

 

Events:(24:28)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until Midnight August 20th) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

PIQF, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(25:52)

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses.

Also, #operationsockdrawer, and #projectSweaterChest Have started again.

 

Mother Knows Best:(28:47)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about  preemie hats. If you have suggestions for preemie hats, please put them in the episode thread.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:05)

Gigi missed switching colors on the harmonize shawl. She used the opportunity to show Genevieve how to tink.

 

There was a Harmonize CAGE MATCH.

 

Review:(40:32)

This week we review Knits for Girls and Young Juniors

Correction: it is not Silk Crepe De Chine, but China Silk that is optimal for lining wools, and  available from Thai Silk

 

Aug 11, 2017
Withdrawal - Episode 440 - The Knitmore Girls
48:09

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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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
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Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! 
 
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Remember the books you discovered in school, which grabbed your heart and wouldn’t let go? This summer, join Little Skein for our second annual Sock School. It’s a sentimental summer knitalong: knit your favorite socks and read your favorite book. School supplies are in the Little Skein shop through Labor Day, and links to the knitalong are in the shownotes.

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is about done with her third Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.

 

Jasmin is working on the Tale as Old as Time cowl

 

Gigi is working on more preemie hats, zebra hat mane needs to be done.  she heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast.

 

Jasmin has nearly finished the yoke of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague.

 

 

Gigi cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Regia on Sock Rockets

 

We have started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

Gigi mentions the Ruby Beholder.

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn  for the Pop blanket. So far done: 13

Knitting backwards, like Entrelac.

 

Events:(14:50)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

PIQF, October 12-15 2017

Stitches West February 22-25, 2018

 

Contest:(17:50)

We packed up all outstanding #operationsockdrawer and #projectsweaterchest prizes and shipped them.

We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship the next week.

 

Jasmin mentions the Diplodocus sweater.

 

 

Mother Knows Best:(21:01)

This week we talk about knitting one stitch at a time (Harmonize KAL). Read all the directions first, then take it one bite at a time. (Also the cable yoke shaping on Hearthstone)

 

When Knitting Attacks:(28:29)

Jasmin can’t read directions. Tink, tink. Also, one can’t knit a Romi pattern in the dark

 

Review:(34:37)

This week we review AlterKnits, by Andea Rangel

Jasmin mentions Eddie Izzard

 

And Sew On:(42:53)

Gigi sewed a preemie shirt last week , that  still needs to be pressed. There were issues with the disappearing ink

Aug 03, 2017
Darn, Darn, Need More Yarn - Episode 439 - The Knitmore Girls
57:04

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 
So, now we’re ready to talk about Akerworks swatch gauges, which are designed to take a bit of the stress out of your knitting projects. This product is kind of the punchline to the joke that starts with, “a knitter, an engineer, and an architect walk into a…. well, workshop, I guess!” The swatch gauge they designed makes swatching fun and accurate. 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.
 
Feel like having a spa day after the rush of Tour de Fleece? Give your hands a well-deserved rest with the utter decadence of 14.5 micron Merino/Cashmere spinning fiber from The Homestead Hobbyist. The Merino is softer than most Cashmere. Plus, there’s actual Cashmere. ’nuf said. Take 10% off these hand-dyed braids with code “knitmoretreat” at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.
 
 
Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!

 

Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Photobucket Fix - thanks, Dami!

 

Gigi is making progress on another Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.

 

Jasmin has been working on the yoke of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague. She mentions the Leslie Wind cable needle.

 

Gigi blocked more shawls: the Adamas shawl, and a shawl that we attributed to Sivia Harding by mistake.

 

Jasmin cast on a pair of socks to knit on the way to and from Hamilton- White Birch Fiber Arts “history has its eyes on you”.

 

Gigi is working on more preemie hats, she heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast.

 

Jasmin made some progress on the second Hamilknit hat. Just not in time to wear it to the show.

 

We are starting a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Jasmin pulled out a pair of socks for Andrew from Area 51- “Spock” by turtlepurl, Smooth Operator sock pattern. Jasmin mentions the Hallmark Star Trek Christmas ornament

 

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done: 8

 

Events:(14:44)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

 

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017, finished

PIQF is coming in October!

San Jose Quilt Museum  has a sale.

Stitches West class offerings just were posted!

 

Contest:(17:23)

We packed up all outstanding #operationsockdrawer and #projectsweaterchest prizes and shipped them.

 

We finally announce Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship the next week.

 

Also, we are giving away two seats on the bus to Jimmy Beans Wool Biggest Little Yarn Tour. To win, you have until Sunday 30th to tell us what you will be knitting, crafting, doing on the bus. (They're in Reno!)

 

Knows Best:(23:45)

This week we talk about transferring yarn onto storage bobbins.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(29:00)

Gigi picked yarn colors that don't work together for her project.

Jasmin finds that counting to 11 is hard.

DISASTER, THERE IS SOME SWEDISH CHEFF SOUNDING BIT THAT YOU NEED TO CUT

AND WE LOST THE AD

 

Review:(33:13)

This week we review Lorelei's Journey, by Jessica Andersen

 

Tour de Fleece:(45:37)

Gigi didn't finish spinning or plying.

Jasmin did the #tourdefleece equivalent of calling an uber.

I feels like an epic fail

 

And Sew On:(48:57)

Gigi sewed a preemie shirt, that still needs to be pressed.

Jul 28, 2017
Carrier Pigeons - Episode 438 - The Knitmore Girls
57:04

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 

So, now we’re ready to talk about Akerworks swatch gauges, which are designed to take a bit of the stress out of your knitting projects. This product is kind of the punchline to the joke that starts with, “a knitter, an engineer, and an architect walk into a…. well, workshop, I guess!” The swatch gauge they designed makes swatching fun and accurate. 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.

 

The Homestead Hobbyist not only designs and dyes custom blends of fiber for a unique spinning experience, he also designs custom yarn. Milled and spun in small batches, the Crime Scene collection gives knitters and crocheters criminally decadent yarn with colorways such as Bloodstain; Suit Up, It’s A Mess In There; Tire Tracks; and Chalk Outline. 18.5 micron Merino, Shetland, and Mulberry Silk combine to make a soft, strong, and sleek 3-ply yarn, available in both DK and fingering. This is one crime you won’t mind being caught red-handed for!

 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!

Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

Remember the books you discovered in school, which grabbed your heart and wouldn’t let go? This summer, join Little Skein for our second annual Sock School. It’s a sentimental summer knitalong: knit your favorite socks and read your favorite book. School supplies are in the Little Skein shop through Labor Day, and links to the knitalong are in the shownotes.

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Photobucket PSA

 

Gigi is working on another Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.

 

Jasmin finished her resistance hat. The charts are available on her project page.

 

Gigi blocked her first Bias Loop Cowl and my Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company. Also, a Hitchhiker shawl by Martina Behm, and a Fractal Danger, and the January Skies

 

Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi is working on more preemie hats that look like a litter of brindled preemie cats. Jasmin mentions that Audry Nicklin has designed a giraffe hat. Gigi heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

 

Jasmin started a second Hamilknit hat. She also mentions the Marriage Equality gradient kit from the neighborhood Fiber Company.

 

Gigi blocked the  January Skies

Gigi excavated her Mishke from Area 51 and it hasn't gotten any further.

 

We are starting a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

 

Jasmin mentions The Nancy's Knit Knacks ball winder.

She talks about washing yarn, and mentions Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton. She mentions the Geeky Girls.

 

Jasmin started a pair of socks out of Asphaltsflickan "Plastic Pony" on etsy. She is thinking of doing the Thumb joint hat top heel (on the Fork in the Road socks) by Lara Neel who wrote the FANTASTIC Sock Architecture.

 

Events:(24:00)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

 

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Join Team Sasquatch. Or Team Yeti

Stitches West class offerings just were posted!

 

Contest:(27:03)

We packed up all outstanding #operationsockdrawer and #projectsweaterchest prizes to ship this week.

We will finally announce Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners next week and ship the following week.

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:06)

This week we talk about knitting with more experienced knitters.

Jasmin mentions Sock Architecture, Folk Socks, Hunter Hammersen's Books, Cookie A, New Directions in Sock Knitting.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(37:42)

Jasmin's provisional cast on didn't age well. Also, her circular needles did not play well with each other.

 

Gigi was blocking the January Skies shawl. Soaked it, and walked away. While she wasn't looking, things happened.

 

Review:(45:37)

This week we review

Cable Left Cable Right, by Judith Durant

We mention Lily Chin's book on reversible cables, which it seems, we may have just made up.

 

Tour de Fleece:(51:51)

Gigi finished spinning a braid of fiber on the Jenkins Turkish Delight spindle. Also, she has a storage bobbin of wheel spun singles of that fiber. She is plying a 3 ply, two cops of drop spindled singles and one bobbin of wheel spun yarn. She needs a lazy Kate to ply, and wants to use the Akerworks lazy kate.

 

Jasmin is using contrast colors from Lisa Souza on the Acadia Wheel.

Jul 22, 2017
Loose Screw - Episode 437 - The Knitmore Girls
55:15

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi knitted four squares for the Vivid blanket. Tin Can Knits, Tess Yarns kit. Pop blanket, starfish blanket are also mentioned.

 

Jasmin is working on the crown decreases of her resistance hat. The charts are available on her project page.

 

Jasmin and Genevieve have been having some very productive Christmas sweater design sessions. Procreate App . Jasmin is planning to knit a Diplodocus Sweater for Rex.

 

Gigi is working on more bear preemie hats, for a litter of preemie bear cubs.in different colors

She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

 

Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi cast on another Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.

 

Gigi blocked the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio.

 

Gigi excavated her Mishke from Area 51, and is trying to finish it. It needed a few rows on the neckband. And joining neckband to back by easing it in.

 

We are starting a new Knitalong today.This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.



Events:(20:28)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

Join Team Sasquatch

 

Mother Knows Best:(25:48)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about sewing in labels. We refer to our Buttonband Tutorial.

Jasmin loves Sterling Name Tapes,

 

When Knitting Attacks:(25:48)

Gigi was blocking the Beastkeeper shawl. Soaked it, spun it. It was a yard longer than the directions. She could not nudge it into shape, it needed blocking wires.

Also, a shawl that had been marinating in the garage, waiting to be blocked, suffered indignity.

 

Jasmin can't count to 4.

 

Review:(41:01)

This week we review

Increase Decrease, by Judith Durant

Gigi mentions the Bede Sisters podcast

 

Tour de Fleece:(47:47)

Gigi finished spinning a braid of fiber on the Jenkins Turkish Delight spindle. Also,  she has a storage bobbins of wheel spun singles of that fiber. She is plying a 3 ply. She is enjoying it, and was doing long draw.

 

She is using contrast colors from Lisa Souza on the Acadia Wheel.

Jul 16, 2017
Personal Equity - Episode 436 - The Knitmore Girls
56:45

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.

 

The Homestead Hobbyist not only designs and dyes custom blends of fiber for a unique spinning experience, he also designs custom yarn. Milled and spun in small batches, the Crime Scene collection gives knitters and crocheters criminally decadent yarn with colorways such as Bloodstain; Suit Up, It’s A Mess In There; Tire Tracks; and Chalk Outline. 18.5 micron Merino, Shetland, and Mulberry Silk combine to make a soft, strong, and sleek 3-ply yarn, available in both DK and fingering. This is one crime you won’t mind being caught red-handed for!

 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

Love gradients? Everyone at Knitcircus loves them so much we keep creating new colors! Choose long-striping gradients for shawls and Gradient Matching Socks Sets for perfectly paired socks. The luxury hand-dyes come in sizes from 50g to 300g, so you’ll always have just the right amount for your project.  Every cake is made with one continuous yarn; no knots or ends to weave in; just cast on and go. All Knitcircus yarns are dyed with love in Wisconsin by women who love to knit.

 

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On the Needles:(0:35)

Gigi finished the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio

 

 

Jasmin and Genevieve had a disagreement about Christmas sweater designs.

 

She mentions the Diplodocus.

 

Gigi washed and gleened the Einstein coat She gathered ribbon, buttons and shoulder pads.

We mention the Geeky Girls.

 

Jasmin has (still) nearly finished the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

Gigi is working on a sleuth of preemie bear cubs in different colors.

She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

 

Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool in bed.

 

Jasmin is trying to jump start her sock mojo with a skein of “Plastic Pony” self striping yarn from Asfaltsflickandesign for #operationsockdrawer and #sockschool2017

 

Gigi crocheted flowers for five preemie hats.

 

Jasmin is talking about rinsing yarn for our next project.

 

Gigi finished gleening the winter sweaters.

 

Events:(20:38)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by The Knit Girllls

 

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Mother Knows Best:(23:19)

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

 

When Knitting Attacks:(23:19)

Gigi was working on the Beastkeeper shawl. Someone leaned on it and about 20 stitches came off the needle, so she picked the stitches up again. she noticed that she had done pass in front instead of pass yarn in back. And had to fix that, too.

 

Jasmin was working on a short dpn, and she lost a few stitches on Genevieve's Hearthstone pullover.

 

Also, her spinning got tangled on the dogs, and Jasmin reminisces about the time the dogs were puppies and made off with a ball of Tess microfiber ribbon.

 

Review:(34:47)

This week we review Spinning and Dyeing Yarn

Jasmin mentions Shannon Okey's KnitGirrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design

 

What does one do with art yarn?


Purloined:(45:56)

This week we are purloining "Put a Lid on It" from Dr Gemma

Jasmin likes Fenugreek chips

 

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(50:41)

Gigi is spinning a braid of Purl up and Dye fiber on the Jenkins spindle. Also, she found a storage bobbin of that fiber that was spun on a wheel. She is planning to knit a cowl out of this .

 

She emptied 5 bobbins of last year's TdF onto white storage bobbins.

Jasmin is spinning with the kids. This project, Hiro sweaters for the family, is going to take FOREVER. She is spinning on her Acadia wheel.

 

 

 
Jul 07, 2017
Bartok - Episode 435 - The Knitmore Girls
41:54

This week's episode is sponsored by:

Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? 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.  

 Want to spin something different this Tour de Fleece? The Homestead Hobbyist designs and dyes custom blends of fiber for a unique spinning experience. Milled in small batches, blends such as Rambouillet/Yak/Mulberry Silk, 18.5 micron Merino/Shetland/Mulberry Silk, and Finnsheep/Yak/Bamboo are sure to give you a fun ride during the Tour. And, get 10% off for Tour de Fleece with coupon code “knitmoreTDF” at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has had a crazy week with very little knitting

 

Jasmin and Genevieve finalized the design on the Te Fiti sweater.

Gigi is working on another bear preemie hat litter of preemie bear cubs.

She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Love Still Wins mittens from Infinite Twist, benefiting Lambda Legal Defense.

 

Jasmin has nearly finished the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

She has an eggplant color purple from Lisa Souza for Rex. 

 

Jasmin is on the green stripe of her Resistance Hat by Krista Nelson out of the Marriage Equality Gradient from Neighborhood Fiber Co. Other changes include : an added orange stripe (no hate - no ban - no wall), adding “she persisted” to the red stripe, and “love is love” to the rainbow crown.

 

Jasmin mentions Alison Hyde.

 

Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool while watching the new Beauty and the Beast.

 

Gigi knitted some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio

 

Jasmin is trying to jump start her sock mojo with a skein of “Plastic Pony” self striping from Asfaltsflickandesign for #operationsockdrawer and #sockschool2017

 

Events:(13:07)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Mother Knows Best:(17:45)

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

 

When Knitting Attacks:(24:15)

Gigi was working on the Beastkeeper shawl. She switched to a longer needle, it worked so much better. She noticed that the last contrast color row was knitted straight across instead of every other stitch. Tink!


Jasmin finds the green stripe on her Resistance Hat is tricky.

 

Review:(26:25)

This week we review

Classic Knit Shawls, by Interweave

 

Jasmin thinks the  goodreader app would work well with this.

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(36:45)

Week 6: Find your support network

Jun 30, 2017
Picky Pantsedness - Episode 434 - The Knitmore Girls
01:01:47
 
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
 
Want to hear all the latest and greatest about Black Trillium Fibres?  Subscribe to our mailing list to get the first word on Limited Edition Gradients, sales, color restocks and exclusive designer collaborations.  We’ll keep you up-to-date on new patterns and what shows we attend so you can see us in person!  Knitmore listeners always get 10% off with coupon code “Knitmore”.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 
Inspired yarn in sweet, soft and thoroughly grown-up pastels from Little Skein in the Big Wool. We are thrilled to introduce our new House Blend yarn, with a palette of perfect-pairing greys, and soft, sweet colors inspired by our favorite stories. You can see our current colors at littleskein.com, and try our yarn in our every-other-month subscription box.

 

 
 
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On the Needles:(0:45)

Jasmin is drooling over Pintslices.

 

Gigi has been looking through the UFO bin for a sweater project. She did modifications to the  Waters Edge to make it a dropped waist style, and it looks awful. Jasmin volunteered to take it off her hands.

 

Jasmin started her first pair of mittens! The Love Still Wins mittens from Infinite Twist, benefiting Lambda Legal Defense. She likes the nostepinne that Twinsetjan sent her

 

Gigi is working on another bear preemie hat. She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast, We discuss googly eyes

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

Gigi is working on a pair of socks out of Regia  with a high instep.

 

Jasmin is redid the edging and needs to  do the grosgrain ribbon and buttons on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Gigi knitted another square for the Vivid blanket out of Tess Designer Yarns

 

Jasmin started her first Resistance Hat by Krista Nelson out of the Marriage Equality Gradient from Neighborhood Fiber Co.

 

Jasmin is working on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi knitted  some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio.

Jasmin has put up the interview with Carson Demers . It will go live this week.

 

Gigi is gleening her winter sweaters.

 

Events:(29:11)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

Jasmin will link to the Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.DID YOU LINK?

Join Team Sasquatch!

 

Mother Knows Best:(33:04)

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

about a jogless join with self striping yarns

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:27)

Jasmin tries to establish a color pattern when she’s sick.

Gigi was working on a preemie hat during knitting group, and managed to mess up decreases and tinked back 4 rows. Also, she knit a scratchy preemie hat.

 

Review:(43:30)

This week we review

Celtic Cable Crocheted

by Bonnie Parker

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(53:15)

Week 5: Clean your wheel

Dust, use oil soap, wood conditioner (if appropriate) wood beams ,or this from Brittany. Get all the fiber and yuck out of the gears/metal bits. Always wipe the maiden clean and oil (we really like oil pens) between uses to keep stuff from collecting there. Jasmin likes shop towels (the blue paper towels) for spinning. Jasmin also likes Akerworks bobbins

 

And Sew On:(57:50)

 

Gigi cut draw strings for project bags, and had Genevieve help pull them through. They got two stacks done.

Jun 23, 2017
Director's Cut - Carson Demers - The Knitmore Girls
36:56

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Things mentioned:

 

A knitted piece, Colorado (Closed now, no link)

Minnesota Knitter's Guild Fiber Blitz (Yarnover)

Carson's Swatchbuckling class

Hips and knees at 90º; Feet flat on the floor

Goat Rock Pullover (In Joy of Color, maybe?)

Jamieson Spindrift

Janine Bajus

Mary [Scott Huff]

Portuguese Knitting, Andrea Wong

Carson's Designs (on Ravelry!)

medical rehab swivel seat

Norm Hall Saxony Wheel

Hansen MiniSpinner

Lendrum

Pocket Wheel

ImagiKnit

Lily, Carson's beautiful poodle

 

 

You can find Carson on Ravelry here, on Twitter hereon Instagram here, and his teaching calendar here

Jun 19, 2017
Australian Cousins - Episode 433 - The Knitmore Girls
58:59

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
 
Want to hear all the latest and greatest about Black Trillium Fibres?  Subscribe to our mailing list to get the first word on Limited Edition Gradients, sales, color restocks and exclusive designer collaborations.  We’ll keep you up-to-date on new patterns and what shows we attend so you can see us in person!  Knitmore listeners always get 10% off with coupon code “Knitmore”.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 

 


Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.
 
Love gradients? Everyone at Knitcircus loves them so much we keep creating new colors! Choose long-striping gradients for shawls and Gradient Matching Socks Sets for perfectly paired socks. The luxury hand-dyes come in sizes from 50g to 300g, so you’ll always have just the right amount for your project.  Every cake is made with one continuous yarn; no knots or ends to weave in; just cast on and go. All Knitcircus yarns are dyed with love in Wisconsin by women who love to knit.

For $20 off, visit, https://www.storyworth.com/knitmoregirls to subscribe!

 

On the Needles:(0:37)

Gigi has finished the Sidewalk sweater. The Three needle bind-off was tricky.

 

Jasmin has finished the knitting on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “Diversity” and “Saffron”. Jasmin likes the OXO sweater dryers.

 

Gigi kitchenered the  Bias Cowl out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company.  She wound yarn for two more, one out of Oink Pigments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvignon the other one is a black from A Hundred Ravens.  The oil slick beads did not work.

 

Jasmin talks about Lucy Neatby's video and the Australian cousins. Lucy Neatby's website

 

Jasmin has made a Iittle progress on the Jeweled Cowl by knittimo out of Buffalo Wool Company's Sexy yarn in their "Happy Little Trees" PBS benefit colorway in conjunction with Pawley studio, who did a mug to go with it.

 

Gigi is working on another preemie hat. She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast, and has started her third one one.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

She wants to finish the Harvest pullover from a previous SPAKAL.

 

Gigi is thinking of finishing something out of her UFO bin, before she casts on another garment.

 

Jasmin is redoing the edging and needs to  do the grosgrain ribbon and buttons on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Jasmin has put up the interview with Jill Draper, and the interview with Carson Demers will go live this week.

 

Gigi has finished the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, and she cast on another pair of socks out of Regia for socks with a high instep. And another one.

 

Gigi knitted another square for the Vivid blanket out of Tess Designer Yarns.

 

Gigi knitted  some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio. She is on the last wide stripe

 

 

Events:(26:06)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Mother Knows Best:(27:16)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about knitting with a newborn. Jasmin liked the Boppy

 

When Knitting Attacks:(34:41)

Unpicking edging on the Sideways Dude cardigan. Jasmin mentions the One Bad Mother podcast

 

Review:(43:21)

This week we review On The Loom, by Maryanne Moodie

 

Purloined:(48:44)

What are you reading?, The Knit Girllls

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(53:51)

Week 4: Check your tools

 

Ply magazine is digital now!

We had a little spinning class. Gigi tried to teach Park and Draft.

 

 

 

 
Jun 16, 2017
Director's Cut - Jill Draper - The Knitmore Girls
38:09

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Jill Draper Makes Stuff on Etsy

 

Wool Pool

Green Mountain Spinnery

Cheviot

Cal Patch, Design your own clothing

Jill's Designs

Vertices Unite by Stephen West

Steven Willette Woodwork

Rifton Yarn

Pissaladière (Onion Tart)

Jun 13, 2017
Bald Patches - Episode 432 - The Knitmore Girls
01:02:14

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 photo Akerworks Logo 2012-1223_zps4og3eqpq.jpg Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things.

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg
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
Want to hear all the latest and greatest about Black Trillium Fibres?  Subscribe to our mailing list to get the first word on Limited Edition Gradients, sales, color restocks and exclusive designer collaborations.  We’ll keep you up-to-date on new patterns and what shows we attend so you can see us in person!  Knitmore listeners always get 10% off with coupon code “Knitmore”.

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
 
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.

 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
 
 
 

 


Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.
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Inspired yarn in sweet, soft and thoroughly grown-up pastels from Little Skein in the Big Wool. We are thrilled to introduce our new House Blend yarn, with a palette of perfect-pairing greys, and soft, sweet colors inspired by our favorite stories. You can see our current colors at littleskein.com, and try our yarn in our every-other-month subscription box.

 

On the Needles:(0:33)

 Jasmin is working on the hood on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “Diversity” and “Saffron”.

 

Gigi is working on the collar of the Sidewalk sweater. The hem is done and bound off! And the neckline is half picked up.

 

Jasmin cast on the Jeweled Cowl by knittimo out of Buffalo Wool Company's Sexy yarn in their "Happy Little Trees" PBS benefit colorway in conjunction with Pawley studio, who did a mug to go with it.

 

 

Gigi wound yarn for another Bias Cowl out of yarn since she finished the cowl out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company.  It is perfect for watching tv,  and nap time. She wound yarn for two more, one out of Oink Pigment in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvignon (?) the other one is a black from A Hundred Ravens.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

 Jasmin gushes about Shannon Okey's newest Patreon sweater design (Chelonia) as well as the bias-knit Cosi sweater that is knitted on the bias. 

 

Jasmin talks about editing the interview with Jill Draper, and the yarn we spun for the SPAKAL, and the Calligraphy cardigan. Also, she has a sweaters worth of handspun, and she thinks she wants to knit this Alana Dakos sweater out of it. 

 

Gigi knitted  some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio. She is really enjoying the colors.   

 

Gigi has finished the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, and she cast on another pair of socks out of Regia.

 

 

Gigi is working on another preemie hat. She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast, and has started one.

 

In Stitches:(22:28)

Conquering Mt. Knitmore. Gigi finished washing sweaters for storage. Now that she is done washing, she wants to take a Gleener to them to remove the pills.

 

She also wants to block her stash of finished shawls.

 

Events:(28:42)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Jasmin talk about competing against Emily of Knitting Butterflies and Boston Jen.

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Missed it. But Jasmin is on the trail of Mary, the sheep for, more fleece for a Hiro sweater for Andrew. She mentions Morro Fleece Works.

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:55)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about using citric acid soak. Jasmin learned that Eucalan takes the crispiness out of over-citric acid treated wool.


Review:(41:50)

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(48:31)

Week 3: Spin 1 oz to test wheel/fiber

 

Gigi has a Loop batt that she wants to use. Jasmin suggests spinning it as a single. She suggests reading the article in Ply magazine. Also, Jasmin has been spinning on the device to practice. Join Team Sasquatch.

 

Jasmin messed up the direction on her Device. She now has 2 plies of Z spun singles and 1 ply of S spun single. Solution is to run the S spun single through again on Z before plying.

Jasmin also spun the Edward batt, and some of the Abby silk on her Device.

 

She mentions the Sit and Spin video that we reviewed.

Jasmin talks about the A Spinner's Study on Facebook, and Bren Boone.

 

And Sew On:(57:52)

Gigi is planning to sew preemie shirts. She downloaded patterns from twentyfiveandfour.com (patterns range from 1lb to 7.5).

 

She copied the patterns onto Swedish pattern paper, cut out a few shirts out of Frozen themed flannel.

 

Jun 09, 2017
Dessert First - Episode 431 - The Knitmore Girls
56:02

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

On the Needles:(0:33)

One minute health update

 

Gigi is working on the body of the Sidewalk sweater. Hem is done and bound off! And the neckline is half picked up.

 

Jasmin will link to the Knit Girllls episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash. (TBD, not up yet) 

 

Jasmin needs to redo the crochet edging and do the grosgrain ribbon and buttons on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Gigi is working on another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.  It is perfect for watching tv,  and nap time. She got a lot done during knitting group. And there isn't a lot a lot of yarn left.

 

Jasmin is working on the hood on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”. She is thinking about knitting Joji Locatelli's Heartstrings next.

 

Jasmin has swatched for the Hei Hei sweater for Rex out of Knitmona DK.

 

Gigi knitted more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio. The first set of colors is done. She is really enjoying the colors.   

 

Jasmin has finished the sleeves on the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, has finished the foot of the second sock. She is almost done with the second heel.

 

Jasmin is working on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Genevieve and Jasmin have been discussing the Te Fiti sweater.  

 

Gigi has finished knitting a preemie beanie, and is working on another preemie hat.

 

In Stitches:(21:16)

Conquering Mt. Knitmore. Gigi is washing sweaters for storage.  She has 15  sweaters done,  and 3 more to go. When she is done washing, she wants to take a Gleener to them.

 

She also wants to block her stash of finished shawls. She also pulled out her Where is the Opaque?

by Sally Melville, who wrote The Knit Stitch.

 

Events:(25:52)

Stash Dash started May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd. Dr Gemma will NOT be joining us, due to illness in her family.

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

Monterey Wool Auction: Probably not.

 

Mother Knows Best:(26:55)

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

 

When Knitting Attacks:(32:43)

Gigi finished knitting the Instant Coffee sock, cut the yarn, got ready to Kitchener and dropped a stitch that ran.

 

Purloined:(34:24)

This week we purloin "Netflix and Knit" from the Backstage Knitting Podcast hosted by Bethany and Anna. We mention: Great British Bake-Off , Hercules and the Handmaids Tale

 

Genevieve likes the Rogers and Hammerstein Cinderella

 

Review:(45:06)

This week we review New Heights in Lace Knitting, by Andrea Jurgrau

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(49:43)

Week 2:

Gigi has a Loop batt that she wants to use. Jasmin suggests spinning it as a single. She suggests reading the article in Ply magazine. Also, Jasmin has been spinning on the Device to practice. Join Team Sasquatch.

 

And Sew On:(54:03)

Gigi is planning to sew preemie shirts. She downloaded patterns from twentyfiveandfour.com (patterns range from 1lb to about 7.5 lbs in seven different sizes), printed them out and made plastic templates.

 

Copied patterns on them, and cut them with the all purpose scissors. She can't cut around them with rotary cutters, curves are too tight. She is thinking of getting some interfacing to use as a re-useable pattern . Sturdy, and somewhat sheer. And she can pin into it.

Jun 03, 2017
WIP It Good - Episode 430 - The Knitmore Girls
57:27

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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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

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On the Needles:(0:33)

Jasmin just needs to do the grosgrain ribbon and buttons on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Gigi is working on the body of the Sidewalk sweater. . She is getting close to the hem, and needs to do ribbing next. Jasmin is really excited by how well it fits.

 

Jasmin is working on the raglan decreases on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”. Also, she has made a little progress on the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

Jasmin has swatched for the Hei Hei sweater for Rex out of Knitmona DK.

 

Jasmin loves the Knitter's Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters,by Ann Budd, Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, and is hoping Ann Budd will also write the Knitters Handy Book of Side to Side Sweaters.

 

Gigi is working on another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company. Perfect for watching tv. My nap time project.

 

 

Gigi knitted more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio ( correction: Gigi had said Beastmaster). First set of colors is done. She is really enjoying the colors.  

 

Gigi has not finished knitting the preemie beanie, and is working on it.

 

Jasmin has started the first sleeve on the Flirty Berberis as we record.

 

Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, has finished the foot of the second sock. She has started on the heels.

 

In Stitches:(17:28)

Conquering Mt. Knitmore. Washing sweaters for storage.  She has 12 Sweaters done, 6 more to go.

 

She also wants to block her stash of finished shawls. She also pulled out her Where is the Opaque?

 by Sally Melville, who wrote The Knit Stitch. Jasmin mentions Gertie's dresses, and her Sew-Along. Jasmin mentions Kristen from Voolenvine.

 

Events:(27:38)

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd. Dr Gemma will join us.

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017. Training starts today

Monterey Wool Auction: Probably not. Genevieve has school the next day

 

Mother Knows Best:(32:13)

This week we talk about using tools from the other parts of your life.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:56)

Jasmin didn't read all of the directions for the Flirty Berberis and cast on the wrong sleeve. Rrrrrip.

 

Jasmin was overly enthusiastic in her highlighting and did THE WRONG SIZE. She is wondering if there is an Adobe fill-in fix?

 

Jasmin mentions the Te Fiti sweater 

 

Review:(45:06)

This week we review 60 Quick Luxury Knits

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(52:35)

Week 1: Pick Your Project!

  

And Sew On:(54:03)

Gigi is planning to sew preemie shirts. She downloaded patterns from twentyfiveandfour.com (patterns range from 1lb to about 7.5 lbs. seven different sizes), printed them out and wants to make plastic templates.

 

Got quilting template sheets to make sturdy patterns. Friend brought me a set of clear plastic cutting boards. Copied patterns on them, and is going to cut them with the all purpose scissors.

May 25, 2017
Pinball - Episode 429 - The Knitmore Girls
58:23

This week's episode is sponsored by:

Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? 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.

 

 


Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:31)

Jasmin has finished the edging and blocked the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

Gigi has bound off the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, using Jenny's Amazingly Stretchy Bind-off. Needs to be blocked and photographed.

 

Jasmin is working on the raglan decreases on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”.

 

Gigi is working on the body of the Sidewalk sweater. . And it is heavy, and getting close to the hem

 

Jasmin has gotten the sleeves half-knit out on the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

Gigi is working on another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company. Perfect for watching tv.

 

Jasmin has swatches for the Te Fiti sweater for Genevieve out of Knitmona DK. We talk about beading on the sweater.

 

 

 

Started the Beastkeeper shawl with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio ( correction: Gigi said Beastmaster).

 

Jasmin has made some progress on her sock out of White Birch Fiber Arts “nothing says *i love you* like a rainbow” sock set

 

Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, put in waste yarn for the heel, and is working on the foot of the second sock. Progressing much faster.

 

Jasmin is casting on her Flirty Berberis as we record.

Gigi finished knitting the preemie beanie, and cast on another one.

 

In Stitches:(27:33)

Gigi has been wearing her Quynn hat and the Greyhaven hat which was a gift from Boston Jen.

Rex has also been wearing his Quynn hat, which Laura from the Knit Girllls hat made for Genevieve. Very generously, Genevieve let Jasmin borrow her Hamilton hat.

 

We mention Emily, who designed the Hamilton hat. Jasmin is also thrilled about the Goodreader app

 

Gigi has pulled all her woolens out of her closet, to wash before storing them. She has set up an assembly line system.

 

Conquering Mt. Knitmore. Gigi has a routine going. Ideally, very day, wash one piece in Soak, spin in washing machine, lay flat to dry. Afterwards, they need to be Gleenered.  She has 11 Sweaters done, 7 More to go. She also wants to block her stash of finished shawls.

 

Events:(36:04)

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd. Dr Gemma will join us.

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017. Training will start next episode

Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

 

Mother Knows Best:(38:27)

This week we answer a question from the “what do you want to hear about?”  thread about weaving in ends.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(44:40)

Gigi was test knitting a heel, she got the leg done. Someone didn't measure her foot

Jasmin dropped a stitch on a sleeve.

 

 

Review:(48:13)

This week we review Gansey Kids, by Meg Roke.

 

Jasmin loved Penny Straker patterns.

 

And Sew On:(55:44)

Gigi is planning to sew preemie shirts. She downloaded patterns ( patterns range from 1lb to about 7.5 lbs. seven different sizes), printed them out and wants to make plastic templates.

Need to get quilting template sheets to make sturdy patterns.




May 20, 2017
User Error - Episode 428 - The Knitmore Girls
55:29

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin?

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.

 


Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets.
Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.
To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!
Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.



 

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On the Needles:(0:38)

Jasmin is working on a Sideways Dude cardigan, and likes it so much, she is planning  to knit more.

She has finished the sleeves and is crocheting the edge on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

 

Jasmin has started the raglan decreases on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”. She also is working on the pink Hearthstone.

 

Gigi has finished the knitting on the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and only needs to bind off.

 

 

She also mentions using Plum Deluxe Tea in an unconventional way.

 

Gigi is working on the body of the Sidewalk sweater.  Try-it- on tubing. She did waist decreases and now is doing hip increases . And it is heavy . Jasmin is thinking of making one, steeking it and either Anna Zilborg's buttonhole or Ysolda Teague's buttonhole.


Jasmin is working on the La Belle et la Bete/Tale as Old as time cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.
Gigi is working on another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.


Jasmin is working on a sock out of White Birch Fiber arts, “nothing says *i love you* like a rainbow” sock set. we are test knitting a pattern for Miriam Felton. Gigi is using the Kumquat colorway from Berry Colorful Yarnings.Test knitting a heel, got the leg done.

 

Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon,

 

Gigi just finished a pile of knitting preemie hats that were inspired by  60 Quick Knits for Kids,

and now is knitting beanies.

 

In Stitches:(18:31)

Gigi has set up a routine. She set up a station for dealing with her woolens, she has set up an assembly line system. She pulled all her woolens out of her closet, to wash before storing them. Storming Mt. Knitmore! Jasmin offered to lend her the OXO sweater dryers. She is using Soak

 

Events:(26:22)

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd. Dr Gemma is planning to come!

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017

Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

Tour de Fleece training will start in Episode 430

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:59)

This week we are answering a question from the "what do you want to hear about?" thread, about knitting items for sale from purchased patterns.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(36:33)

Jasmin was working on finishing the crochet edging of the Sideways Dude. She tried the Addi Swing Hook.  She likes the  Goodreader App 

 

Gauge matters in crochet, too!

When she is done, she will start the Flirty Berberis for Genevieve.

 

Review:(42:39)

This week we review I dream of Yarn, by Franklin Habit

 

And Sew on:(50:50)

Gigi pulled out the bin with hats from Fleece Hat Friends that she had started ages ago.

Got a bag of new fiberfill and is working on eyeballs. Machine basting does not give good results. She switched to doing a running stitch by hand.

May 12, 2017
Stuffing Eyeballs - Episode 427 - The Knitmore Girls
01:10:25

 photo Akerworks Logo 2012-1223_zps4og3eqpq.jpg Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things.

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg 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

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg

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.

 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg

 
 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!

Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

 

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