Episodes

Picky Pantsedness - Episode 434 - The Knitmore Girls  
  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.

 

    Today's show is brought to you by Jet.com, For 20% off your first 2 orders over $35, visit jet.com and enter Promo code knitmoregirls at checkout! Terms & conditions apply see jet.com for details

 

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.

Director's Cut - Carson Demers - The Knitmore Girls  

   

This Director's Cut is brought to you without commercial interruption by Abstract Fiber, the best place to buy the most beautiful yarn and fibers ever.

 

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

Australian Cousins - Episode 433 - The Knitmore Girls  

This week's episode is sponsored by:

 

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

 

Jasmin will link to the Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

 

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

Jasmin mentions Diana Gabaldon, and the The Circle of Ceredwen, and Positive Discipline

 

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.

 

Join Team Sasquatch.

 

 

 
Director's Cut - Jill Draper - The Knitmore Girls  

 

This Director's Cut is brought to you without commercial interruption by Abstract Fiber, the best place to buy the most beautiful yarn and fibers ever.

 

 

 

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)

Jill's Instagram Feed


You can find Jill's blog here, her Twitter Feed here

Bald Patches - Episode 432 - The Knitmore Girls  

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 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.

 

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.

 

Jasmin will link to the Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

 

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)

This week we review Yara Yarn store’s Multi Functional Lamp Pro

 

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.

 

Dessert First - Episode 431 - The Knitmore Girls  

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

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.

 

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.

WIP It Good - Episode 430 - The Knitmore Girls  

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. 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 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.

 

Jasmin is working on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

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.

Pinball - Episode 429 - The Knitmore Girls  

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.

 

Jasmin is working on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.While she drinks the custom rose and jasmine tea from Plum Deluxe

 

 

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.




User Error - Episode 428 - The Knitmore Girls  

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.



 

Tomorrow is a new day, fresh, with no mistakes in it, says the optimistic and loveable Anne Shirley. Knit your memories of Anne of Green Gables with one of Little Skein in the Big Wool’s favorite kits. We’ve restocked our classic kit with inspired, bouncy sport-weight yarn. See us at littleskein.com.


   

 

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.

Stuffing Eyeballs - Episode 427 - The Knitmore Girls  

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.

 

 

For $20 off, visit, https://www.storyworth.com/knitmoregirls to subscribe!

 

 

On the Needles:(0:38)

 

While we record, Jasmin is swatching with Sublime by Black Trillium Fibre for a yet to be determined sweater.

 

She is working on a Sideways Dude and likes it so much, she is planning  to knit more.

 

She is making concept drawings for a Te Fiti sweater. She has mini skeins from Twisted Owl that will be perfect. She also is planning a Moana Sweater. 

 

Jasmin has finished the sleeves and joined them to the body on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”.

 

She reminisces about big skeins from Abstract Fiber.

 

Gigi is working on the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and has only needs to bind off.

 

Jasmin has joined the side seams and started the first sleeve on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Gigi has started another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company. She started it with Judy's Magic Cast On.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Hearthstone pullover for Genevieve out of Twisted Owl Fibers “eye searing pink”.

 

Gigi has finished the sleeves of the Sidewalk sweater. Try-it- on tubing. She did twisted stitches for cuffs. She shortened the sleeves. And it is heavy .

 

Jasmin has closed the first end of the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, leg part of the second sock

Gigi is knitting preemie hats that were inspired by  60 Quick Knits for Kids.

 

 

In Stitches:(32:57)

Gigi has pulled all her woolens out of her closet, to wash before storing them .

Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

 

Jasmin mentions the Unicorn Wool Wash

 

What are you doing for your seasonal transition?

 

Events:(40:14)

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd.

Tour De Fleece :July-ish

Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

 

Mother Knows Best:(43:20)

This week for Mother Knows Best, we talk about adapting a yarn with a gauge different from the pattern, using a Percentages/proportion system of pattern changing. Jasmin mentions her Katarina.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(48:05)

Gigi couldn't find her bias loop cowl, that was hiding in plain sight, but it finally turned up

She needed to do the kitchenering on it. It is done looser than on a sock, and she kept fighting with it. Also, it was not as smooth as she would have liked.

 

Dogs help with Rex's sleeves that Jasmin was knitting.

 

Gigi was working on the 3 color cowl. She counted all the stitches, and had one too many.
She found a split a stitch two rows down, she also had dropped a stitch, and laddered that up

 

 

Purloined:(53:45) 

This week we are purloining "Pattern Stalking" from the Yarniacs, hosted by Gayle and Sharlene.

Gigi is looking for a plain, polished and understated cardigan, to knit her Portwine colored yarn from Abstract Fiber.

She is considering Elizabeth Doherty's Donner

 

Review:(55:45)

This week we review

50 Garter Stitch Gifts to Knit 

 

And Sew on:(1:05:54)

Gigi pulled out the bin with hats from Fleece Hat Friends that she had started ages ago.

She is hating the slick fiberfill she got from Jasmin.

Jasmin talks about Julie's Green Room

Magical Morning - Episode 426 - The Knitmore Girls  
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.

little skein

 

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:(0:35)

Jasmin has finished the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve.

 

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the Sidewalk-sweater sweater. Slow going

 

Jasmin has joined the side seams and started the first sleeve on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”. She has ordered extra cables for the Knitters Pride needles from Webs.

 

Gigi is working on the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and is working on the third pattern band. And we mention the Clover row counter.

Jasmin is enthusing about the Tale as Old As Time cowl. She has started the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

 

Gigi is working on the Instant Coffee socks by C.C. Almon, foot part of the first sock

 

Jasmin has cast on the Hearthstone pullover for Genevieve out of Twisted Owl Fibers “eye searing pink”. She also talks about the Lionheart.

 

Gigi is looking for a plain cardigan to knit. She mentioned Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch. Jasmin suggested the Helvetica.

 

Gigi is knitting lots of preemie hats that were inspired by 60 Quick Knits for Kids.

 

In Stitches:(18:52)

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing  wool socks. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

Jasmin wears wool socks every day. She and Genevieve wear their Kit Kat hats every day. Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock cardigan.

 

Jasmin would like to try a Peg Knitter.

Gigi talks about switching out summer and winter clothes and washing knits before storing them.

 

Events:(30:54)

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd

Tour De Fleece :July-ish

Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

 

Contest:(34:01)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

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Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.Jasmin mentions Elena Nodel's amazing sale and the All you need is hat.

 

Mother Knows Best:(40:21)

This week for Mother Knows Best, we talk about using the right tool. Gigi is inspired by Martina Behm's Strickmich! blog. (in English, and German)

 

Jasmin wants to try square needles, because Bethany from the Backstage Knitting Podcast has been raving about them.

 

She likes the addi clicks mix interchangeable needle set.

Also, she likes the color coding of the Knitters Pride cables

 

When Knitting Attacks:(48:19)

Gigi can't find her diagonal knit cowl, and last week something else appeared that had ben AWOL earlier. Her set of Sock Rockets is also AWOL. Jasmin mentions Oink Pigment yarn.

 

Review:(52:54)

This week we review 

Knitted animal Scarves, Mitts and Socks, by Fiona Goble

Jasmin mentions Morehouse Merino.

 

And Sew On:(1:01:32)

Gigi made pillow covers with french seams. She spent more time pressing than sewing. She mentions the pressing tool she used.

Sticky Wicket - Episode 425 - The Knitmore Girls  

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.   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.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin has finished the garter wrap cardigan (by Churchmouse Yarns) out of FabFunkyFibres in the “Spock” color way. It is blocked, labels are sewn in. We celebrate the end of the drought with a waterballoon fight, with quick-filling water balloons.

 

Gigi finished the Chai Latte socks and started the Instant Coffee socks by C.C. Almon.

Jasmin is nearly done with the hand finishing on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. Julia Farwell-Clay has a special discount for this pattern for Knitmore listeners (on Jasmin's project page). She is using Clothing Labels by Sterling.  She also mentions Rex's Welcome to the Flock Cardigan.

There are jumping sheep buttons and laying down sheep. There are enabley deals on Jasmin's project pages.

Gigi mentions Paula from the Knitting Pipeline.

 

Gigi has been working on the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and has added the third color.

 

Jasmin has made some excellent progress on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”. She is planning to make the Flirty Berberis for Genevieve, and she mentions the Kapuzin hoodie.

 

Jasmin mentions plastic shanks for buttons.

 

Gigi finished more Kit Kat (kitten?) preemie hat. She decided to make crochet flowers for the embellishment of last weeks preemie hats that were inspired by 60 Quick Knits for Kids.

 

Jasmin made some progress on Rex's KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts...

 

Gigi is working on the Sidewalk sweater. There are enabley deals on Jasmin's project pages.

 

In Stitches:(20:38)

 

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing  wool socks and her Lorelei cowl. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

 

Jasmin wears wool socks every day, and she is wearing her handspun Tempest cardigan today (knitty patreon?). She and Genevieve wear their Kit Kat hats every day. Rex wore the sweater Annelena Mattsen made for Genevieve. And also the February Baby sweater.

 

Jasmin mentions the Knitty Patreon initiative.

 

Events:(26:42)

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls.

Please go vote for your Stash Dash changes!

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd.

Tour De Fleece :July-ish

Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

 

Contest:(32:07)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:29)

 

This week for Mother Knows Best, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread, about self care knitting.

We would love to hear how other people do self care in knitting.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(40:15)

Gigi was working on the Three Color Cowl, and found counting to eight to be a problem. She had to tink all the rows that she knitted socializing. Also, it grew an extra stitch.

 

Review:(42:31)

Garter Stitch Revival, curated by Kerry Bogert

We mentions Sheila Ernst's lovely glass buttons.

Jasmin is thinking of knitting hats out of this book and sending them to Knit Aid

 

Straw into Gold:(53:53)

Jasmin spun 1 oz for her Hiro? Incredibles sweaters! Fleece from Janet Heppler, contrasting fiber (Australian merino) from Lisa Souza.

 

And Sew on:(1:02:26)

Gigi bought fabric for pillow covers. Washed, pressed, cut, collated, pinned and first seam sewn!

burrito pillowcase

A Button on the Internet - Episode 424 - The Knitmore Girls  

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.

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.

 

Remember your favorite love story with a self-striping cowl kit from Little Skein in the Big Wool. La Belle et la Bête is our take on the classic fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast.” The kit features Must Stash Yarns’ mega 1000-yard self-striper, project bag in original fabric and more. Preorders open next Saturday (April 22), and kits begin shipping in May. See us at littleskein.com.

 

 

 

On the Needles:(0:35)


Jasmin has finished the garter wrap cardigan (by churchmouse yarns) out of FabFunkyFibres in the “Spock” color way. It is blocked, labels are sewn in.

 

Jasmin is nearly done with the hand finishing on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. Julia Farwell-Clay has a special discount for this pattern for Knitmore listeners (on Jasmin's project page). She is using Clothing Labels by Sterling. She also mentions Rex's Welcome to the Flock Cardigan.

 

Gigi has started the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and has added the second color.

 

Jasmin has started the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Gigi finished the second Chai Latte sock by C.C. Almon, both socks need an afterthought heel.

Jasmin made some progress on Rex's KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts.. She also wants to knit a hat for Andrew to wear to the Science march.


Gigi finished a Kit Kat (kitten?) preemie hat.She decided to make crochet flowers for the embellishment of last weeks preemie hats that were inspired by Quick Knits for Kids. Jasmin mentions Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers.

 

Jasmin has made some excellent progress on the Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan by Debbie Bliss in White Birch Fiber Arts“Sunny Day” colorway, which benefits PBS. Also, Mintrain also has a colorway to benefit PBS.

 

There are enabley deals on Jasmin's project pages.

 

In Stitches:(18:52)

 

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing wool socks. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

 

Jasmin wears wool socks every day. She and Genevieve wear their Kit Kat hats every day. 

 

She is sad that the Anna sweater isn't getting worn.

 

Events:(23:12)

 

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd.

Tour De Fleece :July-ish
Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

 

Contest:(28:30)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Last week's prize is a  skein of Black Trillium Lilt sock yarn- aknittingnut

 

Mother Knows Best:(30:29)

 

This week for Mother Knows Best, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread, about a beginning sewing book. Gigi dug out her copy of Sewing Machine Fun For Kids. She also likes My First Sewing Machine Book by Winky Cherry. Jasmin also likes the Burda Style Sewing Handbook.

 

We would love to hear which books other people like.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(38:30

 

Gigi was working on the Three Color Cowl, and found counting to six to be a problem. She had to tink back repeatedly, because she was watching tv and the dresses on The Dressmaker were amazing. (We mistakenly called it the Seamstress, sorry.)

 

Sewing project bags. Had two labels that weren't caught in the seam.

 

Review:(42:24)

 

This week we review Outrageously Adorable Dog Knits

 

We mention Franklin Habit

 

Jasmin is toying with the idea of knitting one of the sweaters for Elphie.

 

And Sew on:(54:34)

 

Gigi finished sewing grosgrain ribbon onto project bags. We need to cut the draw strings, Fray Check them, and have Genevieve install them.

Verklempt - Episode 423 - The Knitmore Girls  

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.
 
 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 DFW? Come visit our booth!

 

 

 

 

 

On the Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin is nearly done with the hand finishing on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. Julia Farwell-Clay has a special discount for this pattern for Knitmore listeners (on Jasmin's project page). She is using Clothing Labels by Sterling.

 

Gigi is swatching for the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company.

 

She has done a 2-in-1 swatch for the Sideways Dude cardigan and they Flirty Berberis cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

 

Gigi is working on the second Chai Latte sock by C.C. Almon. She also finished knitting two preemie hats using the pattern from the 60 Knits for Little Kids, and cast on a kit Kat preemie hat

 

There are enabley deals on Jasmins project pages.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the sleeves on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity” and “Saffron” colorways.

 

Jasmin made some progress on Rex's KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts. She has also started the Little Pole cardigan by Joji Locatelli.

 

Jasmin swatched for the Hearthstone pullover, by Ysolda Teague. out of Twisted Owl Fiber Studio "Eye Searing Pink".

 

Jasmin also cast on the Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan by Debbie Bliss in White Birch Fiber Arts“Sunny Day” colorway, which benefits PBS. Also, Mintrain also has a colorway to benefit PBS.

 

 

In Stitches:(28:10)

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing socks. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

 


Events:(31:18)

Stash Dash starts May 26.

Spinning at Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd.

Tour De Fleece :July-ish

Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

 

Contest:(34:38)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

This week's prize is a  skein of Black Trillium Lilt sock yarn- aknittingnut

 

Mother Knows Best:(37:56)

This week for Mother Knows Best, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about ?' thread about preferred garment construction.

Gigi mentions the Best Friend Jacket. from Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch. (Correction: Gigi called it the Girlfriend Jacket). Gigi really likes the Katarina, and the Cassidy

 

When Knitting Attacks:(47:51)

Rex helped with the knitting this week.

 

Review:(50:00)

This week we review

A Hat for Mrs Goldman

Knit Together

Smitten

Genevieve does a review of her Phoebe doll, which was a gift from Joanna Johnson, author of the Phoebe Books

 

Straw into Gold:(1:10:45)

Gigi found her Jenkins Turkish spindle. She bought fiber from Loop, and has been itching to start spinning it

 

And Sew on:(1:12:46)

Gigi sewed grosgrain ribbon onto project bags. She still needs to sew the black ribbon onto 14 project bags.

 

Jasmin has been using Beeswax for her hand sewing.



Magic Feather - Episode 422 - The Knitmore Girls  

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.     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.    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 yarnfest? Come visit our booth!

Do you love Little Skein’s unique style of luxury kits? Sign up for our new subscription box, which has a 25g taster of a brand new yarn, a useful pattern for a small 1 or 2 night project, and handmade treasures from Little Skein, Tuft Woolens, and the Nome Knitter. You’ll love this small way to treat yourself and inspire your knitting. See us at littleskein.com.

On the Needles:(0:35)

Gigi has finished knitting part of the Bias Loop cowl,  from Churchmouse out of KnitMona in Silver and Gold.

 

Jasmin has just the hand finishing left on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. Julia Farwell-Clay has a special discount for this pattern for Knitmore listeners (on Jasmin's project page)

 

Gigi finished the first Chai Latte sock by C.C. Almon. She also finished knitting a preemie hat, and cast on a new one.

 

Jasmin has started the sleeves on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity” and “Saffron” colorways. 

 

The Tincanknits KAL has the hashtag #heartonmysleeveknits

The preemie hats that listeners gave us at Stitches have been tagged and are ready to be delivered to the hospital.

 

Jasmin cast on another KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts for Rex. She has also swatched for the Little Pole cardigan by Joji Locatelli out of Neighborhood Fiber Co.'s Studio Worsted, and for a Cowl out of Buffalo Wool Co.

 

In Stitches:(17:33)

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing the Lorelei cowl, and handknit socks. Also, the girls gifted a Dr Watson sweater that Gigi had knitted, to a young friend. Jasmin and Genevieve wore their Kit Kat hats. Genevieve also wore her Elsa sweater, and Rex wore Genevieve's Playful Stripes cardigan.

Events:(22:31)

Stash Dash starts May 26

This is sponsored by the Knit Girllls.

 

Gigi would like to add buttons bands and buttons to her Einstein coat

 

Jasmin got roundly trounced by Emily last year.

 

Contest:(28:11)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

This week's prize is a  skein of Black Trillium Lilt sock yarn

Jasmin talks about sewing clothing labels into Genevieve's sweaters, and mentions Sterling name tapes

 

Mother Knows Best:(36:20)

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread about blocking a shawl in a hotel room.

Jasmin mentions Galina from Skaska (and Orenburg fame).

She mentions her Scūnchi for steaming.


We mentions Deborah's Epic Wedding Chuppah. 

Also, we wondered if our listeners have any good blocking ideas.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(44:31)

Genevieve helped with Jasmin's knitting and dropped a few stitches on Rex's sweater.

 

Review:(47:06)

This week we review 60 Quick Knits for Little Kids

 

Straw into Gold:(1:08:15)

This Issue of Ply Magazine gave Jasmin itchy fingers.

 

And Sew On:(1:12:!2)

Gigi has sewn grosgrain ribbon and labels onto some of the Halloween project begs.

 

An Extra Hand - Episode 421 - The Knitmore Girls  

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.    

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.

   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 yarnfest? Come visit our booth!

On the Needles:(0:35)

 

Jasmin is finishing the button bands on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. Julia Farwell-Clay has a special discount for this pattern for Knitmore listeners (on Jasmin's project page) . She is using the Perfect Buttonhole pattern from Splendid Apparel

 

She loves the crochet slip stitch method of attaching the facing. Jasmin likes the ergonomic Swing crochet hook from Skacel. She has added her own touch to this technique to make it more efficient. Sometimes, she uses the Multi-hook tool. Gigi suggests the third hand tool. Jasmin also mentions Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton.

 

She is wondering about making a two ply out of her 3 ply yarn. She loves the Resolute yarn from Sincere Sheep. 

 

Jasmin says the flash drive chip cards from XRX (which aren't on their website yet) are called Stitchips. 

 

Gigi is working on the Bias Loop cowl,  from Churchmouse out of KnitMona in Silver and Gold.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity “ colorway..

 

Gigi finished the second pair of Gansey socks, and cast on for a pair of Chai Latte socks from C.C. Almon, and cast on for another pair tbd. She also finished knitting a preemie hat, and cast on a new one.

 

In Stitches:(23:00)

 

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing the Lorelei cowl, Jasmin mentions Sivia Hardings Brambleberry cowl. Jasmin and Genevieve wore their Kit Kat hats. Genevieve also wore her “worm hat” (CORRECTION: Knit Hats! is by Gwen Steege)

 

Contest:(38:32)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

This week's prize is a  skein of Black Trillium Lilt sock yarn

This week's winner of an Erin Lane Bag is ETREALEAVEN.

 

Mother Knows Best:(31:41)

 

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? about bust measurements, and how to measure.

We mention that Nordstroms does fittings.

 

Dr Gemma talked about bust size on episode 229(?) of the Cogknitive Podcast.

 

Also, we have another question about spinning: barefoot, in socks or with shoes off.

 

Jasmin mentions wineglass/mug holders for spinning wheels.

 

Let us know what you prefer in this week's episode comments !

 

When Knitting Attacks:(41:51)

 

The count on the Bias Loop cowl, was off, because Gigi had cast on 74 instead of 80 stitches. Frogged back to cast on row.  Also, she neglected to read directions on the Chai Latte socks,

and had to tink rows three and four.

 

Review:(47:05)

 

This week we review Michele Wang’s Capsule for Brooklyn Tweed, Winter 2017

 

Straw into Gold:(59:49)

 

Rex is interested in the spinning wheel, and he treadled with Jasmin for a good ten minutes on the Acadia spinning wheel from Infinite Twist.

Snail with the Mail - Episode 420 - The Knitmore Girls  

This 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.     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.    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 yarnfest? Come visit our booth!   Do you love Little Skein’s unique style of luxury kits? Sign up for our new subscription box, which has a 25g taster of a brand new yarn, a useful pattern for a small 1 or 2 night project, and handmade treasures from Little Skein, Tuft Woolens, and the Nome Knitter. You’ll love this small way to treat yourself and inspire your knitting. See us at littleskein.com.

 

 

On the Needles:(0:33).

 

One Minute Health Update

 

Jasmin has finished the Anna cardigan! It is glorious. However, the gold beads lost color in water.

Gigi is working on the Bias Loop from Churchmouse out of KnitMona in Silver and Gold. She mentions Oink Pigments.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity “ colorway.

She mentions the Kapuzin hoodie and the Landon sweater.

 

Gigi is knitting Gansey socks, did heel on one sock, started picking up heel on second sock.

 

Jasmin is working on the button bands on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. Julia Farwell-Clay has a special discount for this pattern for Knitmore listeners (on the project page) . She is using the buttonhole pattern from Splendid Apparel. She is enthusing about the flash drive chip cards from XRX (which aren't on their website yet).

 

Gigi finished knitting a preemie hat, and cast on a new one/

 

Jasmin has swatched for three sweaters for the kids, the Little Pole cardigan, with yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company. There is also yarn from Dragonfly Fibers, for a Sideways Dude and Flirty Berberis.

 

In Stitches:(26:33)

 

Gigi wore the Quynn hat . Jasmin and Genevieve wore their Kit Kat hats.

 

There was supposed to be a big reveal for the Anna cardigan and the boots and the Tutu.

She also sewed in labels from Sterling Name Tapes

 

Contest:(33:38)

 

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Parameters for participating in the #operation

The Knitting Police - Episode 419 - The Knitmore Girls  

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.     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.

 

On the Needles:(0:32).

 

The Anna cardigan is almost done, but working with black yarn is challenging. Gigi suggests getting an Ott Lite with a magnifying glass.

 

Gigi wants to cast on everything. They are setting up their yarn into ready to work kits. She is knitting Gansey socks, working on second sock, but the diagonal lines aren't showing.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity" color way,

She mentions the Barberry cardigan. She mentions that she wants to work her way through the Heart on my Sleeve collection. She mentions Lisa Souza and Abstract Fiber, and Miss Babs

 

Gigi is knitting the U-turn Socks by General Hogbuffer. Out of Kroy.

 

Jasmin steeked the Gone Astray cardigan and the Anna cardigan. She is working on installing the zipper now.

 

There are videos of Jasmin doing both. PLEASE INCLUDE. Jasmin will use Anna Zilborg's perfect button hole out of Splendid Apparel.

 

Jasmin talks about a tool that Gigi thinks is called a tambour hook. Jasmin likes the Tech Knitting Blog.

 

Gigi finished another preemie hat. The Knitmores thank all the listeners who brought preemie hats to the meet and greet. Jasmin mentions Octopuses for preemies, and mermaid tail sleep sacks.

 

In Stitches:(24:47)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and fair isle socks from Little Box of Socks , Lorelei cowl, Knitmore cowl.

 

Jasmin wore her Kit Kat hat. Genevieve wore her Kat hat, and Elsa gloves. Rex wore the Welcome to the Flock cardigan, bumble hat by CC.Also she is planning to wash Genevieve's gloves in Beyond Clean.

 

Jasmin mentions the Viajante, and the Brambleberry.

 

Contest:(30:31)

 

We have a winner!

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Projects will be judged on originality and ge

Restraint Remorse - Episode 418 - The Knitmore Girls  

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.

   

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.

 

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On the Needles:(0:40)

 

Gigi is working on Gansey socks out of Regia. Jasmin mentions the Yarn Love Challenge.

 

Jasmin mentions some ancient fiber stash from Foxfire Fiber, and we reminisce about old fiber purchases.

 

Jasmin has made some progress on her Poly Chevron Cowl. This is the Frank It Up kit from Black Trillium Fibre, and mentions the clips that keep the knitting neatly rolled up. She mentions the Bifrost scarf.

 

Gigi is knitting the U-Turn Socks by General Hogbuffer. Out of Kroy.

 

Jasmin is gushing over Heart on My Sleeve collection and has cast on the Lionheart out of 

Diversity by Abstract Fiber

 

Gigi is knitting a preemie hat inspired by one of the hats from Weekend Hats. Jasmin and Gigi want to cast on everything.

 

Events:(15:37)

 

- Stitches West 2017,  recap February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest:

A great thank you to XRX Publishing, we attended Franklin Habit's wonderful, very entertaining lecture.

 

We did a number of On the Road with the Knitmores videos. Jasmin mentions Evernote.  Jasmin mentions Specialtys. We got to enjoy the company of Bethany from Backstage Knitting


 We think our swag this year was excellent. We have one single bag left over and we are going to have a contest for giving away the last bag! Tell us an Oceans 11 type story of what you would do to get to Stitches-  Knitmore's 11. 


Genevieve conversed with Anne from Little Skein in the Big Wool

We mention Neighborhood Fiber Co, Canon HandDyes, Twisted Owl Fiber,

Hot Dog, not Hamburger - Episode 417 - The Knitmore Girls  

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

 

Black Trillium Fibres is returning to Stitches West this year with fresh new designs from Kirsten Kapur, Sivia Harding & Andrea Mowry, as well as show-exclusive shaded speckles and limited edition kits. We’ll dazzle you with a rainbow of gradient mini-skein packs - 60 color choices in all - and a wealth of speckles, solids, and layered colors on our 100g skeins. So come find your fade, color your world and get inspired in booth 746/748! Knitmore listeners get 10% off when they mention “Gigi” at checkout.

 

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.

   

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.

 

 

 

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On the Needles:(0:40).

 

G: trying to finish the collar on the selvedge sweater

 

Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowl again!. This is the Frank It Up kit from Black Trillium Fibre, and mentions the clips that keep the knitting neatly rolled up.

 

Gigi is swatching for the   Vivid blanket out of light worsted in Tess Yarn.  Jasmin mentions the Vivid blannket

 

Jasmin has finished the knitting on the Anna cardigan

 

Gigi is knitting the U-Turn Socks by General Hogbuffer. Out of Kroy from "New Directions in Sock Knitting".

 

 

 

She is knitting a preemie Quynn hat, and two preemie hats in the Kit Kat hat style

she has been organizing her pile of dpns.needs to buy DPN coils.

 

Events:(24:28)

 

 

 

We will be attending

- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest: if you're a vendor and want to participate, click the link and fill out the form!

 

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane booth

 

In Stitches:(29:50)

 

Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and 2016 socks, gave away a shawl

 

Jasmin wore her Kit Kat hat, breezy cardigan, 3 color cashmere cowl. Genevieve wore her cat hat, coronation cardigan, and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat, Sherlock hat, And his monster pants.

 

 

 

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