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Lombard Street- Episode 406 - The Knitmore Girls  

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Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

   

Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.

This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 "Sew, You Knit?" club. 

   

Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

 

Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.


On the Needles:(0:33)

 

Jasmin has finished Genevieve's Hamilknit hat. She loves the design, out of Lisa Souza Dyeworks, she also has cast on one hat for herself. And she is adding a bit of design.  She used the Philosopher's Technique.

 

 Chris Jackson (Washington on Hamilton) did a duet with Elmo.

 

Gigi finished the Starry Night out of Opal Vanilla socks, and she is working on the heels of a pair of Vanilla socks. She is planning to participate in Voolenvine's Box o'sox KAL.

 

Jasmin is thrilled with the responses she got to her issue of knitting with black yarn. She also has made a little progress on the sleeves for the Anna cardigan. 

 

Rex is not particular about his knitwear at this time. Maybe she will knit him a Ribbi Cardi

She is very fond of the Design from Kate Oates, and the Diplodocus is on sale until sunday, And her Christmas sweaters are brilliant and you can make them longer, Boston Jen is churning out Christmas gifts by the bunch.

 

Gigi is working on the  Puerto Montt

 

Jasmin is working on the end of the Bifrost. Tincanknits has a Hackalong, where participants are encouraged to do changes on their patterns. Also, the Simple Collection by Tincanknits is available at no charge. Jasmin was enabled into yarn from StevenBe  in  Frozen colorways.  So Jasmin is planning to knit this yarn into a Wonderful Wallaby, or maybe a Flax Light with a pouch.


In Stitches:(19:38)

 

Gigi wore wool socks, and hat by Khalila at night and the Knitmore cowl, and a cow

Pluviophile - Episode 405 - The Knitmore Girls  

 

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Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

   

Erin.Lane Bags is teaming up with a new group of indie dyers to bring you the 2017 Indie Yarn Carnival. Receive a brand new box six time throughout the year, stuffed full with a brand new knitting project, including an exclusive Erin.Lane project bag, an exclusive colorway, and a great pattern that is perfect for the Knit-a-longs that accompany every new box.

This year's dyers include: Destination Yarns, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Miss Babs, Safronie, and Gynx Yarns. You won't want to miss out on this colorful and exciting club collection. Visit erinlanebags.com today to sign up for your spot in the 2017 Indie Yarn Carnival. 

   

Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

 

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.

 

Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.


On the Needles:(0:33)

 

Gigi was working on the January Skies,#BigBadBergalong, out of Black Trillium Fibres. and she was worried about  running out of yarn. It is now a finished object.

 

Jasmin has made  good progress on her Hamilknit hat. Jasmin has Startosis. She is so pleased with her Highlighter tape, and we mention the  GoodReader App.

 

Gigi has finished a pair of socks out of Berry Colorful Yarnings and she wants to participate in Voolenvine's Box o'Sox Knitalong.

 

Jasmin worked on the R&R Hoodie for Genevieve out of KnittedWit Love is Love. She also cast on the sleeves for the Anna cardigan.

 

Gigi worked some more on her #Behmalong Puerto Montt and has gotten to where she has to weigh her remaining yarn. Jasmin offers the use of her small scale.

 

Jasmin wants to finish Genevieve's Anna cardigan. and is working on the sleeves. She thinks she should get an Ott lite and Gigi suggests getting one with a magnifying glass.

Also Jasmin complains about the i-cord knitting gadget.

 

 

Gigi is working on a preemie hat out of Twelve Days of Christmas, from Berry Colorful Yarnings


In Stitches:(20:02)

 

Gigi is wearing wool soc

One Good Nap - Episode 404 - The Knitmore Girls  

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Heads up! Tis the season is fast approaching, and Bar-Maids, makers of Lo-Lo products continues the tradition of giving back during the holidays.  Their killer specials start Black Friday – Cyber Monday (November 25 – 28).  Tip: Write www.bar-maids.com on your calendar as a reminder to order.

 Last year, Erin.Lane Bags and Holiday Yarns took you through the wardrobe. In 2017, we're setting off on another adventure.

Join us as we tour through the enchanted and beautiful lands of Middle-Earth. From the serene lands of the Shire, to the peaceful retreat of Imladris, and down to the shining city of the city of Minas Tirith and the dark lands of Mordor, this knitting journey is not to be missed.

Six boxes will come to you throughout the year, complete with a project bag, a new project pattern, and all the yarn you need to make it come to life. Sign up today for your Middle-Earth knitting tour at erinlanebags.com.

   

Let’s put our collective best foot forward!

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.

Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.

$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

 

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.

 

Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.

Have you ever come across a knitting pattern that seemed to whisper: Knit me! Knit me now!

You sure have – and it’s not entirely unlikely that it was a design by Martina Behm, creator of the Hitchhiker, Leftie and Brickless. Strick mich! is German and means “Knit me!”, and it’s the name of Martina Behm’s website – and her online store. Find Martina’s printed patterns, favorite yarns and knitting accessories on strickmich-shop.de. Shipping is worldwide and affordable! And if you are a yarn store owner, you can also order Martina’s printed patterns for re-sale– sign up for a merchant account on strickmich-shop.de and you are ready to go.

 

One Minute Health Update(0:27)

 

On the Needles:(3:09

 

Jasmin has made progress on her Ashburn in Lollipop Yarn Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize. The deadline has been extented

Gigi working on the January Skies #BigBadBergalong, out of Black Trillium Fibres and is working on the fourth color of the garnet gradient.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Bifrost scarf.

 

 Gigi has finished the first of a pair of Regia Vanilla socks, and cast on the second one. She also finished the first of a pair of socks out of Berry Colorful Yarnings, and started the second one.

 

Jasmin has made a little progress on her Hamilknit hat. Jasmin has succumbed to Hamilton and is reading the book Hamilton by Lyn-Manuel Miranda, and Hami

Existential Knitting Attack - Episode 403 - The Knitmore Girls  

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Heads up! Tis the season is fast approaching, and Bar-Maids, makers of Lo-Lo products continues the tradition of giving back during the holidays.  Their killer specials start Black Friday – Cyber Monday (November 25 – 28).  Tip: Write www.bar-maids.com on your calendar as a reminder to order.

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.    New from Jan Hamby, Gradient Angles is an amazingly versatile shawl design. Fun and simple to knit, this design shows off unique yarn to its fullest!
Kits available in two versions and more than 20 one-of-a-kind colors.

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.

Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com. Have you ever come across a knitting pattern that seemed to whisper: Knit me! Knit me now!
You sure have – and it’s not entirely unlikely that it was a design by Martina Behm, creator of the Hitchhiker, Leftie and Brickless. Strick mich! is German and means “Knit me!”, and it’s the name of Martina Behm’s website – and her online store. Find Martina’s printed patterns, favorite yarns and knitting accessories on strickmich-shop.de. Shipping is worldwide and affordable! And if you are a yarn store owner, you can also order Martina’s printed patterns for re-sale– sign up for a merchant account on strickmich-shop.de and you are ready to go.  

On the Needles:(2:48)

 

Gigi is working on the January Skies,#BigBadBergalong, out of Black Trillium Fibres, and has finished the third gradient.

Jasmin has put one more row on her  Ashburn, in Lollipop Yarn Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize. She has moved her shawl to ChiaoGoo Red Lace needles and these are not slick enough either.

 

Gigi cast on the Sidewalk sweater out of Venizia Bulky, and got two skeins knit up.

 

Jasmin has a plan for the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, as to where the sheepdogs are going to be. Gigi suggests lifelines, and Jasmin is so glad she has a giant ball of Aunt Lydia's cotton yarn. We announce that the Grinch-along  will start on December 1st. We will have prizes. Also, Joanne's has "Grinchmas" fabric.

 

 Jasmin has also made progress on the Anna cardigan, Gigi worked some more on the Vanilla socks out of Regia. She has cast on a preemie hat and finished the Barley baby hat, by Tin Can Knits.

 

 Last night Jasmin worked on the Bifrost scarf. She loves to use bicycle clips  for holding the scarf neatly in place. She is very pleased with clasped weft joins.

 

Jasmin has also made a little progress on her Hamilknit hat.  Also there is a readalong ???for the play in the book.

Jasmin has started the R&R Hoodie for Genevieve out of Knitted Wit Love is Love.

 

In stitches(17:00)

 

Gigi is wearing wool socks, a hat at night, and the Knitmore cowl.

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen hat (the Greyhaven Hat), Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.


Events:(20:06)

 

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Sweater Binge - Episode 402- The Knitmore Girls  

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Are you a spinner or felter?  Abstract Fiber has wool, silk, yak, camel, and cashmere fiber blends for all your spinning and felting needs. We have natural and dyed fibers of the softest and finest types. Start with our affordable grab bags or get the most spinable cashmere-silk available. Find it all at abstractfiber.com. 

Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

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. 

 

New from Jan Hamby, Gradient Angles is an amazingly versatile shawl design. Fun and simple to knit, this design shows off unique yarn to its fullest!

Kits available in two versions and more than 20 one-of-a-kind colors.

 

 

Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.

Strickmich! Club by Martina Behm that’s four times excitement when unwrapping your package,
four times pleasant surprises when you unpack an exclusive special skein of yarn,  followed by pure knitting bliss with a brand-new pattern by Martina Behm that is not available anywhere else. The Club is a subscription for four new designs by Martina Behm (creator of popular patterns like Hitchhiker and Leftie)  plus four skeins of especially chosen, handdyed yarns, carefully selected by Martina for her designs.  In 2017 the club will feature yarns by  Nature’s Luxury and Das Mondschaf from Germany,  a gradient by Bilum from Hungary and a new exclusive colorway by Miss Babs that you don’t want to miss! Sign-ups are only a few days away and start on November 12th
on www.strickmich.club. Find everything you want to know about Martina and her club on www.martinabehm.de


On the Needles:(0:35)

 

Gigi has been knitting Vanilla socks out of Regia,  also Vanilla socks out of Opal, in the Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night colorway. She started the second sock. She also is working on a pair of  socks out of Julianna’s Fibre.com, that she had started last year. It is a holiday self striping yarn, Under the Mistletoe, and quite festive. She put in waste yarn for the heel.

 

Jasmin has been been binging on children's sweaters. She has been working beading and colorwork on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, and has finished the first set of beaded sheep.

 

Gigi has strung the beads for the Bar Maids House Special, onto Oral B Superfloss, and is ready to get started on the Kismet socks.

 

Jasmin has made progress on her Ashburn, in Lollipop Yarn, in Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize.

 

Gigi working on the January Skies, #BigBadBergalong, Black Trillium Fibres.

She  finished the second color of the gradient.

 

 Jasmin has also made progress on the Anna cardigan.

 

Gigi has a raging case of startosis, pulled yarn for. two sweaters, she swatched for ribbi cardi, and washed the swatch.  She also pulled yarn for a sweater out of Grown; Jasmin also says that Ka

Knitting with my Feet- Episode 401- The Knitmore Girls  

This episode has been sponsored by

 

Heads up! Tis the season is fast approaching, and Bar-Maids, makers of Lo-Lo products continues the tradition of giving back during the holidays.  Their killer specials start Black Friday – Cyber Monday (November 25 – 28).  Tip: Write www.bar-maids.com on your calendar as a reminder to order.

 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.

 

New from Jan Hamby, Gradient Angles is an amazingly versatile shawl design. Fun and simple to knit, this design shows off unique yarn to its fullest!

Kits available in two versions and more than 20 one-of-a-kind colors.

 

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.

 

Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th for PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.

Strickmich! Club by Martina Behm – that’s four times excitement when unwrapping your package,

four times pleasant surprises when you unpack an exclusive special skein of yarn, followed by pure knitting bliss with a brand-new pattern by Martina Behm that is not available anywhere else.

Strickmich! Club 2017 is a subscription for four new designs by Martina Behm (creator of popular patterns like Hitchhiker and Leftie) plus four skeins of especially chosen, handdyed yarns,

carefully selected by Martina for her designs. In 2017 the club will feature yarns by

Nature’s Luxury and Das Mondschaf from Germany, a gradient by Bilum from Hungary

and a new exclusive colorway by Miss Babs that you don’t want to miss! Sign-ups will start on November 12th on www.strickmich.club. Find everything you want to know about Strickmich! Club on www.strickmich.club

 


On the Needles:(0:38)

 

Gigi has a raging case of Startosis, she started a pair of Vanilla socks out of Regia. She is also knitting a pair of Vanilla socks out of Opal, from the Vincent Van Gogh line, in Starry Night. Furthermore, she dug out some socks out of Julianna’s fibre on Etsy, that she had started last year: Under the Mistletoe, which is a Holiday self-striping yarn.

 

Jasmin has made progress on her Ashburn, in Lollipop Yarn Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize.

 

Gigi is making  progress on the the January Skies, #BigBadBergalong, out of Black Trillium Fibres.

 

Jasmin has been working on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, and has nearly finished the first set of beaded sheep.

 

 Three sizes of patterns:

Welcome to the Flock, baby size

Gone Astray, child size and

Shepherdess adult

 

Jasmin is using  the Philosopher's Wool technique  for her Gone Astray

(All of the modifications Jasmin mentions are on her project page.)

 

Gigi finished the knitting of the Selvedges ca

Unsubstantiated - Episode 400 - The Knitmore Girls  

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Heads up! Tis the season is fast approaching, and Bar-Maids, makers of Lo-Lo products continues the tradition of giving back during the holidays.  Their killer specials start Black Friday – Cyber Monday (November 25 – 28).  Tip: Write www.bar-maids.com on your calendar as a reminder to order.

 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.  

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”!

 

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.

 

Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th but until Oct 19th, you can enter the raffle to win an all-expense paid trip to PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.

 

 

Have you ever come across a knitting pattern that seemed to whisper: Knit me! Knit me now!

You sure have – and it’s not entirely unlikely that it was a design by Martina Behm, creator of the Hitchhiker, Leftie and Brickless.

Strick mich! is German and means “Knit me!”, and it’s the name of Martina Behm’s website –

and also her knitting Club: Strickmich! Club 2017 is a subscription for four new knitting patterns

    by Martina Behm plus four skeins of especially chosen, handdyed yarns, carefully selected by Martina for her designs. And when you unwrap your Strickmich! Club package, see the beautiful yarn and a new exciting pattern, you will hear it whisper: Strick mich! Knit me!

Sign-ups will start on November 12th on www.strickmich.club.

Find everything you want to know about Strickmich! Club on www.strickmich.club

 


On the Needles:(0:37)

 

One minute health update.Thank you for all your well wishes, prayers and positive energy.


 

Admin: If you buy something from one of our advertisers (or anything you hear about on the podcast), please let the business know.

 

We have a bunch of great books that we are excited to review Annetarsia Knits, and Yarnitecture,

and Nicky Epstein's new patterns. 

 

Jasmin mentions the Click, Clack, Moo series of children's books. (Also, the rest of the farmyard books from the collection are wonderful and hysterical.)

 

Jasmin has made sign

Judge a Book by its Cover - Episode 399 - The Knitmore Girls  

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Pits; everyone has them, and they can stink and make your clothes wet. But worse than the odor is the chemicals used on this delicate place. If you have been considering a natural deodorant, consider Bar-Maids Probiotic Deodorant. It is aluminum, paraben, and phthalate free and currently offered in 2 sizes and two scents. Give your pits a breather! You could come out smelling like a rose (geranium) – which, by the way, will be released in January.

Since 2012, Black Trillium Fibres has been formulating unique and original gradient yarns ranging from neutral to neon.  Of course, our exclusively milled yarn substrates aren’t just for gradient kits.  With over 300 hand-dyed repeatable colors, you can always find something different and fun at each of our amazing retailers.  It’s all at blacktrilliumfibres.com - in-stock yarns including gradients, exclusive patterns and a list of retailers.  Please remember to use the “Knitmore” discount code at checkout.

 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.  

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”!

Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th but until Oct 19th, you can enter the raffle to win an all-expense paid trip to PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.

On the Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin has made progress on her Ashburn, in Lollipop Yarn Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize. She mentions the Bifrost, the Hitchhiker

and  the Leftie. She mentions the  the circular glass needles from Sheila Ernst that she loves.

 

Gigi is still working on the  Polygon blanket, by TincanKnits out of Black Trillium Fibres, Sublime DK superwash merino Gradient kits: Coral, Tidewater, Ursa.

 

We mention the Pop and the Vivid that we still want to knit

 

Jasmin has been working on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, and is nearly done with the sleeves.  She is thinking of having Genevieve help with making pompoms.

 

Gigi has finished the last pair of socks out of the Opal yarn she bought early this year. She used a Cat Bordhi technique for the heel. Jasmin suggests using the Smooth Operator Socks to get a better fit.  Gigi is knitting a pair of Vanilla socks out of Berry Colorful Yarnings.

 

Gigi  is knitting one newborn sized hat first with her leftover yarn, then using the rest for preemie hats.

 

Jasmin likes Shuly's Bakery apple cider cupcakes.

 


In Stitches:(18:15)

 

Jasmin wore her BostonJen striped Cowl and BostonJen hat, and her Boneyard<

Silver Linings - Episode 398 - The Knitmore Girls  

This episode has been sponsored by

 

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 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.

Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.

It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.

Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.  

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”!

Brought to you by PLY Magazine and their annual spinning retreat, PLY Away, in Kansas City, MO. For 5 days in April, 15 of the best spinning spinning teachers in the world including Stephenie Gaustad, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Natalie Redding, and  Abby Franquemont, will be teaching classes that range from 3 days to half days. if you spin yarn at all, don’t miss this chance to improve your skills, surround yourself with fiber, and enjoy the company of 350 other spinners from around the world for nightly spin ins, a great marketplace, and much more. Registration opens Oct 29th but until Oct 19th, you can enter the raffle to win an all-expense paid trip to PLY Away, visit PLYaway.com.

 

On the Needles:(0:37)

 

Gigi is still working on  Polygon blanket, by TincanKnits out of Black Trillium Fibres, Sublime DK superwash merino Gradient kits: Coral, Tidewater, Ursa. So potato chippy, but lost little bit of steam.

Jasmin has been been working on the Bifrost scarf from Infinite Twist.

 

Gigi finished the  Skandinavian sock from Little Box of Socks,.

Jasmin has made progress on the Poly Chevron Cowl with the Black Trillium “Frank it up” kit. She has been lusting after some black light reactive yarn she saw at White Birch Fiber Arts

 

Gigi took her Puerto Montt by Martina Behm out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. #behmalong , to Spinzilla

 

Also, we are participating in the #BigBadBergalong, with Michelle from Actually Knitting, Down Cellar Studio, Knitting Butterflies, Prairie Girls, Kristi from In a Sknit, Commuter Jen from Commuter Knitter Podcast.

 

Jasmin cast on her Ashburn, in

Interpretive Dance - Episode 397 - The Knitmore Girls  

This episode has been sponsored by:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately. The Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make an amazing, exclusive collection! There are only seven left, so don’t miss out. The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00  
 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.
Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.
It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.
Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.  
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”!

Did you get a spinning wheel or spindle for a holiday gift? 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!


On the Needles:(0:33)

 

Jasmin has been been working on the Bifrost scarf from Infinite Twist.


She also cast on  a pair of legwarmers for Genevieve out of Simply Socks Poste Self-Striping Yarn in the Electric Avenue colorway, to go with the My Little Pony Shoes.

 

Gigi has been working on the on the Polygon blanket, by TincanKnits out of Black Trillium Fibres, Sublime DK superwash merino Gradient kits: Coral, Tidewater, Ursa.  Each piece takes about one hour, and each ball yields about 5 hexagons.

 

 

 

Jasmin cast on and started the Poly Chevron Cowl with the Black Trillium “Frank it up” kit

 

Gigi knitted a baby hat in the Barley pattern.

She also marathoned two podcasts, Fiber Knitche and Backstage Knitting.

 

Also, we are participating in the #BigBadBergalong, with Michelle from Actually Knitting, Down Cellar Studio, Knitting Butterflies, Prairie Girls, Kristi from In a Sknit, Commuter Jen from Commuter Knitter Podcast. We are behind already. Jasmin is working out of a kit from Lollipop Yarns.  We got a prize and it is gorgeous.

 

We are so lucky to have the designer Melanie Berg offering our listeners a 10% discount on her patterns (self-published) starting September 15th, 2016 and ending November 2, 2016. Use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout. 

 

 Jasmin wants to knit Moonraker, Gigi is still waffling on her project. Lollipop Yarns has sent us a kit to give away!

 

(On September 11 at 7pm Eastern there will be an update featuring Duet and Trio kits especially for Ashbury or Quicksilver patterns. She will be offering Free Shipping if you use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout.) 

 

Jasmin put out a prompt that she thinks she may have heard on Actually Knitting. So she put out a prompt on our Facebook page: "Because of knitting, I ..." and we got amazing responses from our listeners. Feel free to add.


Events:(15:00)

 

We are planning to attend The Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 13 to 16, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

 

Alana Dakos just broadcast her last episo

Bigger Than your Head - Episode 396 - The Knitmore Girls  

This episode has been sponsored by

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately. The Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make an amazing, exclusive collection! There are only seven left, so don’t miss out. The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00

 


 You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.
Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.
It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.
Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.  
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”!

Did you get a spinning wheel or spindle for a holiday gift? 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!


On the Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin has finished the chart for the bottom of the Anna cardigan, and now it is at the autopilot place.

 

She used the numbers from Handy Book of Sweater Patterns.

Gigi sewed buttons on the top of the zipper to secure the top.

 

 Gigi has made great progress on the  Polygon blanket, by TincanKnits out of Black Trillium Fibres, Sublime DK superwash merino Gradient kits in  Coral, Tidewater and Ursa. Jasmin wants to work on it, too.

 

We have been rinsing yarn, to prevent bleeding after things have been knitted. Jasmin is singing the praises of Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton.

 

Gigi started the Puerto Montt Shawl by Martina Behm out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. #behmalong

 

Also, we are participating in the #BigBadBergalong, with Michelle from Actually Knitting, Down Cellar Studio, Knitting Butterflies, Prairie Girls, Kristi from In a Sknit, Commuter Jen from Commuter Knitter Podcast.

 

We are so lucky to have the designer Melanie Berg offering our listeners a 10% discount on her patterns (self-published) starting September 15th, 2016 and ending November 2, 2016. Use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout. 

 

 Jasmin wants to knit Moonraker, Gigi hasn't made up her mind yet. Lollipop Yarns is sending a kit to give away. 

 

(On September 11 at 7pm Eastern there will be an update featuring Duet and Trio kits especially for Ashbury or Quicksilver patterns. She will be offering Free Shipping if you use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout.)

 

Jasmin made up an Instagram contest: #BondKnitmoreBond: Sing a snippet of a Bond song, post a spy-related picture. Make it interesting, make it fun, and remember to hashtag it!

 

Gigi has started the Pop blanket #blanketstatement.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Gone Astray cardigan, and is working on the sleeves.

 

Gigi has been working on the Skandinavian sock from Little Box of Socks, has finished the first one and started the second one.

 

Jasmin has been working on her Cr

Eating Crow - Episode 395- The Knitmore Girls  

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately. The Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make an amazing, exclusive collection! There are only seven left, so don’t miss out. The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00


Since 2012, Black Trillium Fibres has been formulating unique and original gradient yarns ranging from neutral to neon.  Of course, our exclusively milled yarn substrates aren’t just for gradient kits.  With over 300 hand-dyed repeatable colors, you can always find something different and fun at each of our amazing retailers.  It’s all at blacktrilliumfibres.com - in-stock yarns including gradients, exclusive patterns and a list of retailers.  Please remember to use the “Knitmore” discount code at checkout.
You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.
Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.
It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.
Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.    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 infinitetwist. 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)

 

Jasmin is happy with her Fair Isle knitting on the Anna sweater using the Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified. She also mentions Annetarsia.  We talk about toothsome yarn by the Bourgeois from Philosopher's Wool, substantial, toothsome yarn is also available from Black Water Abbey, Jill Draper Yarn, and Sheep Spot

 

Jasmin has worked some more on the Bifrost, and is utterly happy with how it is turning out.

 

Gigi has been working on the Scandinavian Socks from Little Box of Socks and feels clumsy. Jasmin suggested she borrow the Yarn Guide. She finds that practice improves her technique.

Susan B. Anderson has suggested it on her blog.

 

Gigi has been making itty bitty pompoms for preemie hats with the itty bitty pompom maker

and she crocheted a flower on one of them out of a Nicky Epstein book.

 

We talk some more about test knitting. Jasmin noticed that she was wrong. She mentions the lovely hat Emily Straw designed, inspired by Hamilton. It is not on her ravelry page yet. Jasmin wants to knit it out of Lisa Souza's  Deluxe Sock in a continental blue and antique gold. There was excellent discussion on the board with regards to test knitting/sample knitting and pay.

 

Jasmin got some yarn from from Knitmona had some lovely Halloween self striping

yarns that Jasmin just had to have. The yarn is lovely.  She is going to knit Smooth Operator Socks

they are her purse project now, because even with bicycle clips, the Bifrost is getting too big to stuff in a purse.

 

Gigi is working on the Polygon blanket, by Tincanknits, out of Black Trillium Fibres, Sublime DK superwash merino Gradient Kits,  in the colors Coral, Tidewater, and Ursa. This is so addictive!

 

Jasmin has started the first sleeve of the Gone Astray cardigan.


Contest:(27:15

Möbius Starfish - Episode 394 - The Knitmore Girls  

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately. The Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make an amazing, exclusive collection! There are only seven left, so don’t miss out. The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00


Since 2012, Black Trillium Fibres has been formulating unique and original gradient yarns ranging from neutral to neon.  Of course, our exclusively milled yarn substrates aren’t just for gradient kits.  With over 300 hand-dyed repeatable colors, you can always find something different and fun at each of our amazing retailers.  It’s all at blacktrilliumfibres.com - in-stock yarns including gradients, exclusive patterns and a list of retailers.  Please remember to use the “Knitmore” discount code at checkout.


You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.
Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.
It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.
Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.    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 infinitetwist. 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)

 

Jasmin has been working on the Bifrost scarf , from Infinite Twist and is enjoying it tremendously. She also thinks this would be a great way to do an updated Dr. Who scarf.

 

Gigi is announcing her formerly secret project :the Polygon blanket, by TincanKnits out of Black Trillium Fibres, in Sublime DK superwash merino gradient kits: Coral, Tidewater, Ursa. Each piece takes about one hour. Each ball yields about 5 "starfish"

We are on a blanket kick and we also want to knit the Pop blanket, and the Vivid blanket out of yarn from Tess Yarns. We are reminiscing about knitting dish cloth blankets. Jasmin mentions Marly Bird's visible, decorative seams.

 

Jasmin is making progress on the Anna sweater. She is enjoying the rhythm and progress a lot.

Gigi is knitting the occasional preemie hat and trying to catch up on weaving in a gazillion ends.


Jasmin made some progress on the Gone astray cardigan

 

Contest:(20:23)

 

 Operation Sockdrawer is up and running again, and we have a winner this week!

#operationsockdrawer: The  winner of a skein on Lisa Souza Deluxe Sock “Francoise” is AbbieN!

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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  #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

The newest prize for #Projectsweaterchest is a  set of Namaste mesh project bags.

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

 

FYI: The Buffalo Wool Company has their Fall Sweater Challenge from August 1st to October 1st

 

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.

 

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Mother Knows Best:(24:26)


#FairFiberWage

 

This week we talk ab

Firm Boundaries - Episode 393 - The Knitmore Girls  

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

 
Are you a spinner or felter? Abstract Fiber has wool, silk, yak, camel, and cashmere fiber blends for all your spinning and felting needs. We have natural and dyed fibers of the softest and finest types. Start with our affordable grab bags or get the most spinable cashmere-silk available. Find it all at abstractfiber.com.

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately. The Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make an amazing, exclusive collection! There are only seven left, so don’t miss out. The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00


You've been requesting it for a long time now, and Erin.Lane Bags is finally going to make all your dreams come true.
Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.
It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.
Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag.


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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

 

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On The Needles:(0:33)

 

Jasmin is working on the Bifrost scarf from a kit by Infinite Twist, and is about two thirds done. She loves using the bicycle clips.

 

Gigi has been working on preemie hats and has had also had a request for newborn size hats, which are also sometimes needed. Our donations go to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center NICU.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Anna sweater. Gigi has swatched for the Pop blanket by Tincanknits, out of Tess Yarns Rainbow mini skein gradient kit.


Jasmin is going to knit the Vivid blanket out of her Rainbow kit.

 

There will be hashtags for instagram, and  so you can follow our progress on #blanketstatement. 

We mention the Persian Tiles blanket.


Gigi has been working on a secret project out of of Black Trillium Fibres, in Sublime DK Gradient kit superwash merino in the colors Coral, Tidewater, and Ursa.

 

Jasmin has been working on the Gone astray cardigan and it is almost to the armholes.


Also, she is making progress on the Live long and Prosper socks for Andrew.  And she is thrilled that Susan B. Anderson tells you the weight for how much you need for heels in her Smooth Operator Socks pattern. 


Contest:(15:48)

 

 Operation Sockdrawer is up and running again.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Our newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Lisa Souza in the Francois colorway.

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  #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

 

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

FYI: The Buffalo Wool Company has their Fall Sweater Challenge fro

Tacti-Cool - Episode 392 - The Knitmore Girls  

This episode has been sponsored by:

 


Since 2012, Black Trillium Fibres has been formulating unique and original gradient yarns ranging from neutral to neon.  Of course, our exclusively milled yarn substrates aren’t just for gradient kits.  With over 300 hand-dyed repeatable colors, you can always find something different and fun at each of our amazing retailers.  It’s all at blacktrilliumfibres.com - in-stock yarns including gradients, exclusive patterns and a list of retailers.  Please remember to use the “Knitmore” discount code at checkout.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately. The Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make an amazing, exclusive collection! There are only seven left, so don’t miss out. The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00
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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.


On The Needles:(0:32)

 

Gigi has exhumed the Scandinavian Socks from the Little Box of Socks by Charlene Schurch. And since she hadn't worked on it in years she was a bit lost as to where she was in the pattern. Jasmin suggested transcribing project notes onto her ravelry project page.  Which Jasmin has done, which will come in very handy when she has to knit a larger size of the Elsa sweater.

 

Jasmin has picked up  the Anna sweater again. She has been making tracks on the Bifrost scarf

and she is excited about sweater weather coming up, so she can wear it.  Also, she loves how the quilt clips/ bicycle clips hold the scarf neatly together while she is working on it.  

 

Jasmin wants to get projects to the grab and run out the door screaming stage. So she has picked up the Anna cardigan, which  is based on Megknitficent's project out of Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweater PatternsThe chart is from Anne Podlesak's Legendary Knits book, and it is knitted out of Lisa Souza Supersport. 

 

Gigi has been sewing in ends on preemie hats, making pompoms and attaching them.

Jasmin suggests Operant Conditioning/Positive Reinforcement for weaving in ends.


Contest:(14:06)

 

 Operation Sockdrawer has resumed.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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  #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

 

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.

FYI: The Buffalo Wool Company has their Fall Sweater Challenge from August 1st to October 1st

 

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.


Mother Knows Best:(15:35)

 

This week we answer a question out of the "What

Short on RAM- Episode 391 - The Knitmore Girls  

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Student Driver - Episode 390 - The Knitmore Girls  

This episode has been sponsored by:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately. The Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make an amazing, exclusive collection! There are only seven left, so don’t miss out. The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00
Since 2012, Black Trillium Fibres has been formulating unique and original gradient yarns ranging from neutral to neon.  Of course, our exclusively milled yarn substrates aren’t just for gradient kits.  With over 300 hand-dyed repeatable colors, you can always find something different and fun at each of our amazing retailers.  It’s all at blacktrilliumfibres.com - in-stock yarns including gradients, exclusive patterns and a list of retailers.  Please remember to use the “Knitmore” discount code at checkout.  


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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

 


Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.

There comes a time in any story when the arc draws down to the ending. Thus it is with Purlescence Yarns and its story. We began in 2006 with the idea of creating community around beautiful crafting supplies and teaching new skills. We feel that we have achieved that goal. It is now time for us to retire and move on to our next adventure.
On August 28, 2016 we will have our final tea and crafting in the living room. Come and join us if you can, in saying farewell to a piece of our shared history and take a tea cup to remember us.
We have been proud to support the Knitmore Girls since the beginning. We've created community together and supported wonderful things like Halos of Hope and 25,000 Tuques. Keep the magic and keep on crafting.  With love,
Kaye and Sandi Luck


On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Jasmin briefly talks about stashdash.

She is working on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, and is working on the sleeves right now.

Gigi excavated her Selvedges cardigan our of her Area 51.

 

Jasmin is working on her Bifrost scarf, which is a kit from Infinite Twist, and she is thrilled by the

Clasped Weft Join, which is totally worth the $3 that it sells for.

 

Gigi is working on preemie hats out of Kroy yarn.

 

She also has balled up some White Birch Fiber Arts yarn, and wants to swatch before she picks a pattern for socks.

 

Jasmin is working on the Live Long and Prosper socks .

 She is talking about whether to make heels out of the yarn itself of using black yarn for heels and toes. And she is mulling over how to use the yarn for its best advantage for a cardigan for Rex.

 

She is also complaining on how long the i-cord facing is on the  Spock sweater she is knitting for Rex. We talk about picking up all the stitches on a circular needle, before of knitting the i-cord.

Jasmin has finished the dual facings on Carli cardigan. This technique is from the  Big Book of Knitting.

 

Jasmin gives her concession speech for #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter. Now what remains is #emilyversusbostonjen.

 

Contest:(17:27)

 

The point of #operationsockdrawer is to encourage you to start a drawer full of hand knitted socks for yourself.

We were inspired by Susan B. Anderson's Instagram pictures of her sock drawers. 

Zipper Sandwich - Episode 389 - The Knitmore Girls  

This episode has been sponsored by:

 

 

Are you a spinner or felter?  Abstract Fiber has wool, silk, yak, camel, and cashmere fiber blends for all your spinning and felting needs. We have natural and dyed fibers of the softest and finest types. Start with our affordable grab bags or get the most spinable cashmere-silk available. Find it all at abstractfiber.com.  

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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.

There comes a time in any story when the arc draws down to the ending. Thus it is with Purlescence Yarns and its story. We began in 2006 with the idea of creating community around beautiful crafting supplies and teaching new skills. We feel that we have achieved that goal. It is now time for us to retire and move on to our next adventure.

On August 28, 2016 we will have our final tea and crafting in the living room. Come and join us if you can, in saying farewell to a piece of our shared history and take a tea cup to remember us.

We have been proud to support the Knitmore Girls since the beginning. We've created community together and supported wonderful things like Halos of Hope and 25,000 Tuques. Keep the magic and keep on crafting. 

With love,

Kaye and Sandi Luck


On The Needles:(0:31)

 

Jasmin has excavated her Bifrost scarf kit from Infinite Twist and is enjoying it tremendously. She mentions the Clasped Weft Join tutorial from BostonJen.

 

Gigi has finished the tubes on Sam's socks and is working on the heels.

She has been weaving ends on old projects.

 

Jasmin has picked up the Gone Astray and had to order beads online and is pleased as punch to finally have found the perfect beads for doing the sheep.

 

She is also spinning for the Hiro sweaters and is talking about swatching for color.

 

Gigi has finally gotten around to setting the colors on two pairs of Fluoromania socks using the Citric Acid setting technique

 

Jasmin is turning the facing on the Anna cardigan. Genevieve has been wearing the Elsa sweater all the time, and Jasmin is so pleased that she likes it so much. She mentions the flowers on Anne Podlesak's designs. She also mentions Euni Jang's blog. She mentions Genevieve's grey Playful Stripes, and the Striped cowl.

 

Gigi has been knitting preemie hats and is trying to use little bits of leftover yarn with the Clover pom pom maker.

 

Jasmin has been working on Live Long and Prosper yarn in the Smooth Operator Socks . Using a matching custom Star Trek Erin Lane Bag.

 

She is working on the I-cord edging on the Spock sweater for Stashdash

She is also knitting dual facings on Carli for zipper facings. This technique is out of the Big Book of Knitting. #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

 

We are not doing much for the Ravellenics!

Ravellenics! #TEFKAKO

 

Also, Jasmin is enjoying looking at the #whereIknit photos

 

Contest:(24:25)

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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Not the Math Episode - Episode 388 - The Knitmore Girls  

This episode has been sponsored by:

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately. The Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make an amazing, exclusive collection! There are only seven left, so don’t miss out. The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00
Since 2012, Black Trillium Fibres has been formulating unique and original gradient yarns ranging from neutral to neon.  Of course, our exclusively milled yarn substrates aren’t just for gradient kits.  With over 300 hand-dyed repeatable colors, you can always find something different and fun at each of our amazing retailers.  It’s all at blacktrilliumfibres.com - in-stock yarns including gradients, exclusive patterns and a list of retailers.  Please remember to use the “Knitmore” discount code at checkout.  


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Erin.Lane Bags has just opened up its Custom Shop, a place where you can order your favorite project bags and totes in fabrics that you pick out and send in to be made into the perfect bags.
It's easy to get started on your Custom Shop order. Just visit erinlanebags.com and click on "Custom Shop" in the Menu. Following the instructions, fill out the Order Form, and send in your fabrics.
Start picking those fabrics now, and get your order in today to be the first in your knitting group with a custom Erin.Lane bag. 

 


Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.
Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.
Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.
 We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 

On The Needles:(0:32)

 

Jasmin has been working on a pair of Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B. Anderson, and working on the afterthought heel, out of Turtlepurl Yarn out of Live Long and Prosper colorway, to knit socks for Andrew, while they were at the movies, watching Star Trek Beyond.

 

Gigi is knitting socks for Sam, and is trying to accommodate his high instep. And she has finished, finished yet another pair of socks out of Kroy yarn.

 

Jasmin made a bit of progress with the Anna cardigan. She needs to fiddle with one of the color charts.

 

Gigi has been weaving in ends on socks that she had knitted last year, and she is planning to weave in ends on old preemie hats.

 

Jasmin seams to be losing #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter to Emily.

 

The Event Formerly Known as Knitting Olympics (TEFKAKO) is coming up. Now called Ravellenic Games. Team Sasquatch covers all podcasters.

 

Jasmin hasn't set a goal yet, she is thinking of maybe finishing more UFO's, or knitting a child's sweater. Gigi's goal is to empty out her UFO bin.


Contest:(16:34)

 

 Operation Sockdrawer will be on hiatus until after the Ravellenics.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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#elizalong #project sweater chest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer.


Mother Knows Best:(18:28)

 

 This week we answer a questio

The Rain in Spain - Episode 387 - The Knitmore Girls  

This episode has been sponsored by:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately. The Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make an amazing, exclusive collection! There are only seven left, so don’t miss out. The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00

Since 2012, Black Trillium Fibres has been formulating unique and original gradient yarns ranging from neutral to neon.  Of course, our exclusively milled yarn substrates aren’t just for gradient kits.  With over 300 hand-dyed repeatable colors, you can always find something different and fun at each of our amazing retailers.  It’s all at blacktrilliumfibres.com - in-stock yarns including gradients, exclusive patterns and a list of retailers.  Please remember to use the “Knitmore” discount code at checkout.

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 infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

Miss Babs dyes an incredible variety of colors. From subtle to vibrant, monochromatic to uniquely variegated, there’s sure to be a color for you. Miss Babs also offers gorgeous gradients and hand-picked color combinations for multicolored projects. Try their newest yarn, Caroline, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, for soft and beautiful accessories, or try Hot Shot for your next pair of socks. Find a fantastic yarn for your next project from Miss Babs. Hand dyed yarns - inspired by nature.

Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 

On The Needles:(0:31)

 

Jasmin thinks that Emily will probably win Stash Dash.

The Spock sweater needs two seams and an I-cord away from being done, but the kids have other ideas. She has been working on her Gone Astray cardigan, and has ordered pearls from Shipwreck Beads. She mentions the new sweater bag from Erin Lane. #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

 

Gigi laments not having enough diverse knitting. She has finished the knitting on a pair of Vanilla socks, another pair of Vanilla socks is at the toe decrease.  One sock for Sam now has a 60% afterthought heel.

 

Jasmin is singing the praises of Susan B. Anderson's newest sock the Smooth Operator Sock.

 

Jasmin swatched the Love is Love colorway for sweaters for the kids, and Jasmin's head exploded with all the amazing technique she got from Annetarsia and the Craftsy! class.

 

The dye bled on a swatch she knitted. She mentions the Knitted Wit , the customer service experience, and the importance of swatching and washing your swatch.

 

Gigi used the spin cycle on the washing machine on the freshly soaked Daybreak shawl that she was blocking for Jasmin.

 

Jasmin cast on the Anna cardigan, because she needed some easy knitting. This is a mash-up of several sweater patterns from The Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, out of Lisa Souza's  Supersport Merino.


Contest:(23:59)

 

Operation Sockdrawer will be on hiatus until after Tour de Fleece.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.<

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