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  • Quitterpants - Episode 445 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    This week's episode is sponsored by:     No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com       Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.   No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com       Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To pre-order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!       Love gradients? Everyone at Knitcircus loves them so much we keep creating new colors! Choose long-striping gradients for shawls and Gradient Matching Socks Sets for perfectly paired socks. The luxury hand-dyes come in sizes from 50g to 300g, so you’ll always have just the right amount for your project. Every cake is made with one continuous yarn; no knots or ends to weave in; just cast on and go. All Knitcircus yarns are dyed with love in Wisconsin by women who love to knit.   Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you'll receive a hand blended, all-organic,loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like discounts, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving and supporting tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift. Visit plum deluxe dot com slash tea to learn more.   We are signal boosting: XRX is donatng half of the entry fees from Stitches Texas to Hurricane Harvey Relief to the Houston Food Bank.   Also,  this is the link to donate blanket squares to the Welcome Blanket project. Jasmin mentions Elizabeth Green and relief bins. and Amazon wish lists.   On the Needles:(0:34) Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done: All the  neon green, yellow,  tomato red, and  orange is done. and she is knitting the petroleum blue. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique. Jasmin is looking for a tutorial to built itty bitty blocking frames. Jasmin has started on the Christmas sweaters. She is using the Lykke needles and Cascade Longwood.   Jasmin has figured out the design for the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies. If you give a Mouse a Cookie If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie DVD She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters   We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.   Gigi started the second chart B. She is using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app.   Jasmin restarted her Harmonize shawl! Hooray for not being a quitter. Gigi has started the Confidence hat, so far she has swatched. Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl .   Jasmin started a Catbird hat out of Siren Strings sanctuary super bulky in the Tease colorway Outlander will start up pretty soon. Listening to Frock Flicks podcast. Interesting, in depth discussion of styles, good content.  Lots of profanity.   Events:(32:16) Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017 Stitches West February 22-25, 2018 Grinch-along.   Contest:(34:46) We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinch-along winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)   Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.   The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.   Mother Knows Best:(39:59) This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about Goodreader app. vs knitcompanion. She mentions the Celestarium, and Boston Jen's Goodreader Class [link coming once we've got it]!   When Knitting Attacks:(44:41) Gigi was working on the #3PartHarmonyKal, section 3. She figured out what she did wrong last week. To fix it, she cheated the pattern. Jasmin didn't swatch for her Catbird hat. Ugh. Jasmin mentions Siren Strings yarn.   Purloined:(48:52) High note Low note. From Paula of the Knitting Pipeline Hurricane Harvey: Kudos to the Cajun Navy and all other people who volunteered   Review:(51:48) This week we review Hunter Hammersen’s Silk Road Socks Jamin mentions Hunter Hammersen's book. We didn't mention it, but check out her blog!   And Sew On:(58:05) Fabric from Beverly’s wanted to be the dress with the midriff detail.  Gigi needs to figure out how to make the yardage be enough. She mentions pin fitting.    

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  • Copy, Cut, and Paste - Episode 444 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

        No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.     No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com   Do you live in Northern California or have plans to visit in the near future? If so, hop aboard Jimmy’s Biggest Little Bus Tour! Once a month, a chartered bus will drive passengers from the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley through the beautiful Tahoe forest to Jimmy Beans in Reno, Nevada. Once there, you’ll spend an exciting day shopping Jimmy’s HUGE warehouse, meeting knitting celebrities, taking classes and, of course, KNITTING!! To find dates and locations near you, head to jimmybeanswool.com/bus.   Join Little Skein for an Outlander celebration. Our new shawl kit, Time Traveler, is in the shop now, with an inspired shawl pattern, exclusive yarn colorways and more. Project bags are currently sold out, but will be back in September. See everything in our Time Traveler collection at www.littleskein.com.     Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you'll receive a hand blended, all-organic,loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like discounts, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving and supporting tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift. Visit plum deluxe dot com slash tea to learn more.   On the Needles:(0:36)   Jasmin has started on the Christmas sweaters. She is using the Lykke needles and Cascade Longwood. She mentions Giant Post-It-Notes.   She also talks about Stitchfiddle. She mentions the Playdate cardigan. Jasmin has figured out the design for the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies. If you give a Mouse a Cookie If you take a Mouse to the  Movies   If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie DVD She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters Jasmin is excited about the child friendly Brittany needles. She mentions the Procreate app.   We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.   Gigi tried starting second chart B.   Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl She is excited about Knitter's Pride having color coded cables.   Gigi knitted two preemie hats out of cotton yarn. Not enough left to make a third hat, but plenty for Pom poms. Also knitted one meathead hat from the knitalong book we reviewed   Jasimin worked on Genevieve's All you need is hat.   Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done: 9 neon green done, 7 yellow done, 6 tomato red squares done, 4 orange She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique.   Cable from knitpicks came in.   One year warranty on purchases.   Events:(15:53) Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017 Stitches West February 22-25, 2018 We are looking for a term for a knitter's year, that starts and ends with a knitting event. Put your suggestions in this weeks episode thread.   Contest:(20:15) We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)   Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.   The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.   Mother Knows Best:(23:58) This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about winding mini skeins. Jasmin mention the mini skeins from Canon Hand Dyes.    Jasmin likes the Nancy's KnickKnacks ball winder. She mentions the Rainbow Dots cowl The discuss binder rings.   When Knitting Attacks:(35:05) Gigi was working on the #3PartHarmonyKal, section 3. She reversed the main color and the contrast color. She picked up stitches a few rows down   Review:(44:49) This week we review Vicki Steifel's Chest of Bone, The Knit Collection.   This Book is a companion to the book: Chest of Bone   Straw into Gold:(52:21) Drop spindle plying.   And Sew On:(54:33) Fabric at Beverly’s was giving Gigi come hither looks. Piece turned out to be too short. Gigi prepped Genevieve's Frozen blanket.

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  • A Little Horse - Episode 443 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    This week's episode is sponsored by:         No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.     Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!    Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.   Do you live in Northern California or have plans to visit in the near future? If so, hop aboard Jimmy’s Biggest Little Bus Tour! Once a month, a chartered bus will drive passengers from the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley through the beautiful Tahoe forest to Jimmy Beans in Reno, Nevada. Once there, you’ll spend an exciting day shopping Jimmy’s HUGE warehouse, meeting knitting celebrities, taking classes and, of course, KNITTING!! To find dates and locations near you, head to jimmybeanswool.com/bus.   Finish your latest project with a custom label from the Sterling Name Tape Company. They offer both woven and printed labels with a low minimum order that are perfect for hobbyists, crafters, and small businesses. Your label can include a logo, care instructions, content info, or any kind of personal message. Visit clothinglabelsbysterling.com to see options and to place your order. And use coupon code “knitmore” during checkout to get 5% off your first order! That’s clothinglabelsbysterling.com   Today's show is brought to you by Lovepop. To enter the 2018 Lovepop Birthday Sweepstakes for a chance to win 50 3D Birthday Cards, visit lovepop.com/knitmoregirls at checkout   On the Needles:(0:46) Jasmin has started on the Christmas sweaters. She mentions the Lykke needles and Cascade Longwood. She mentions If you give a Mouse a Cookie If you take a Mouse to the  Movies If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie DVD Jasmin has figured out the design for the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.   She mentions Jimmy Beans Wool, Webs and the Schacht Ultra Umbrella Swift. She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters   We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.   Gigi finished the first set of chart B, and  is almost done with part 2. Jasmin needs to start hers over again.   Gigi has knit five preemie hats, and needs to make some pompoms. Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl out of Lorna's Laces.   Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done: 9 green, 7 yellow, 6 red squares. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique. She mentions Bryspun needles.   Events:(19:12) Stash Dash ended! (May 26 until Midnight August 20th) This was hosted by the Knit Girllls The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash. Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017 Stitches West February 22-25, 2018   Contest:(27:13) We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)   Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.   The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.   Mother Knows Best:(31:25) This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about weaving in uncooperative ends. Jasmin mentions Lucy Neatby.   When Knitting Attacks:(38:02) Gigi lost her place markers in the 3PartHarmonyKal, and her count got off. She now needs to add some stitches. Also, she has a hard time reading instructions.   Jasmin likes Interweave's  Scratch and Dent sale. But she really likes her books on Goodreader app She mentions Beyond Clean.   Also,  Gigi played a game of chicken with the Pops blanket, and ran out of green   Purloined:(43:41) Purloined from The Yarniacs :What have you been stalking? Hunter Hammersen's new release of Silk Road Socks Sivia Harding patterns  are on sale until the end of September with the coupon code Big Reveal. Right now, the featured pattern is the Harmonia’s Rings sweater. Gigi wants to knit he  Seussical, out of the Book of Cowls, and a bunch more.   Review:(49:14)   This week we review 55 Ornaments to Knit by Arne & Carlos

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  • Mother of Invention - Episode 442 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    This week's episode is sponsored by:     No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.     Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!    Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.   Do you live in Northern California or have plans to visit in the near future? If so, hop aboard Jimmy’s Biggest Little Bus Tour! Once a month, a chartered bus will drive passengers from the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley through the beautiful Tahoe forest to Jimmy Beans in Reno, Nevada. Once there, you’ll spend an exciting day shopping Jimmy’s HUGE warehouse, meeting knitting celebrities, taking classes and, of course, KNITTING!! To find dates and locations near you, head to jimmybeanswool.com/bus. Remember the books you discovered in school, which grabbed your heart and wouldn’t let go? This summer, join Little Skein for our second annual Sock School. It’s a sentimental summer knitalong: knit your favorite socks and read your favorite book. School supplies are in the Little Skein shop through Labor Day, and links to the knitalong are in the shownotes.   On the Needles:(0:32) Jasmin is finishing things, but she is wishing for an interesting project.We mention decision fatigue, and Abby from the Knit Knit Cafe. She is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl. Gigi just finished a book she loved.   Jasmin and Genevieve have figured out the Christmas Sweater: the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.   Gigi has knit two more cat preemie hats. Also a striped one and a size newborn one.   Jasmin cast on the All You Need is Hat hat in the leftover eye searing pink yarn. We have started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread. Gigi finished the first set of chart B and hasn't had the band width to go on to the next part     We talk about the #3Part Harmony KAL, out of Lorna's Laces. String Quintet kit.   Jasmin was working on the Love Still Wins Mittens and decided to do a Periscope (linked on the project page).   Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn  for the Pop blanket. So far done: 9 green, 7 yellow, 4 red squares. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique . Jasmin has nearly finished her first "history has its eyes on you” socks. She did the heel "Smooth Operator" Style. Gigi had cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Regia on Sock Rockets.and tried them on Sam.   Events:(18:10) Stash Dash continues! (May 26 until Midnight August 20th) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash. Pacific International Quilt Fest, October 12-15 2017 Stitches West February 22-25, 2018   Contest:(20:53) We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week) Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again.   Mother Knows Best:(24:01) This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about divining yarn weight. Jasmin mentions the One Bad Mother podcast, and the Schacht yardage counter.   Also, the McMorran scales.   When Knitting Attacks:(32:06) Jasmin's Harmonize is derailed. She needs to start over. She is thinking of putting a command hook in the bathroom, for hanging a project bag.   Review:(35:07) This week we review Knitalong by Larissa Brown, and John Brown Jasmin mentions Beautiful Wreck, also by this author. She is planning to read this book with a cup of Plum Deluxe Tea She also mentions Knit and Chat and Louise Tillbrook the Gertie Sew-Along, and Google hangouts.

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  • Yo Mama Can't Knit - Episode 441 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    This week's episode is sponsored by:     No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.     Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!    Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.   Do you live in Northern California or have plans to visit in the near future? If so, hop aboard Jimmy’s Biggest Little Bus Tour! Once a month, a chartered bus will drive passengers from the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley through the beautiful Tahoe forest to Jimmy Beans in Reno, Nevada. Once there, you’ll spend an exciting day shopping Jimmy’s HUGE warehouse, meeting knitting celebrities, taking classes and, of course, KNITTING!! To find dates and locations near you, head to jimmybeanswool.com/bus.     On the Needles:(0:32) Gigi is casting on another preemie hat. Jasmin is working on the Tale as Old as Time cowl.   We have started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.   Gigi just finished the first set of chart B   Jasmin has finished the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague, and is about to cast on the All You Need is Hat hat in the leftover yarn.   Gigi cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Regia on Sock Rockets.   Jasmin has sewn labels into her Resistance Hat, Rex’s Lionheart pullover, and the grosgrain ribbon into Rex’s Sideways Dude cardigan. Labels by Sterling Labels.   We talk about the #3Part Harmony KAL, out of Lorna's Laces. String Quintet kit.   Jasmin finished her second Hamilknit hat. She mentions her Resistance hat.   Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn  for the Pop blanket. So far done: 9 green, 6 yellow, 3 red squares. She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique .   Jasmin mentions the Persian Tiles blankets we are planning.   Jasmin has nearly finished her first "history has its eyes on you” socks. She did the heel "Smooth Operator" Style.   Jasmin is knitting Icord with Genevieve! Embellish Knit!   Jasmin mentions short knitting needles for Genevieve from Brittany   Events:(24:28) Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until Midnight August 20th) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash. PIQF, October 12-15 2017 Stitches West February 22-25, 2018   Contest:(25:52) We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. Also, #operationsockdrawer, and #projectSweaterChest Have started again.   Mother Knows Best:(28:47) This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about  preemie hats. If you have suggestions for preemie hats, please put them in the episode thread.   When Knitting Attacks:(35:05) Gigi missed switching colors on the harmonize shawl. She used the opportunity to show Genevieve how to tink.   There was a Harmonize CAGE MATCH.   Review:(40:32) This week we review Knits for Girls and Young Juniors Correction: it is not Silk Crepe De Chine, but China Silk that is optimal for lining wools, and  available from Thai Silk  

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  • Withdrawal - Episode 440 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    This week's episode is sponsored by:   No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.   Feel like having a spa day after the rush of Tour de Fleece? Give your hands a well-deserved rest with the utter decadence of 14.5 micron Merino/Cashmere spinning fiber from The Homestead Hobbyist. The Merino is softer than most Cashmere. Plus, there’s actual Cashmere. ’nuf said. Take 10% off these hand-dyed braids with code “knitmoretreat” at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.   Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!    Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop. 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. Remember the books you discovered in school, which grabbed your heart and wouldn’t let go? This summer, join Little Skein for our second annual Sock School. It’s a sentimental summer knitalong: knit your favorite socks and read your favorite book. School supplies are in the Little Skein shop through Labor Day, and links to the knitalong are in the shownotes.   On the Needles:(0:34) Gigi is about done with her third Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.   Jasmin is working on the Tale as Old as Time cowl   Gigi is working on more preemie hats, zebra hat mane needs to be done.  she heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast.   Jasmin has nearly finished the yoke of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague.     Gigi cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of Regia on Sock Rockets   We have started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread. Gigi mentions the Ruby Beholder.   Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn  for the Pop blanket. So far done: 13 Knitting backwards, like Entrelac.   Events:(14:50) Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash. PIQF, October 12-15 2017 Stitches West February 22-25, 2018   Contest:(17:50) We packed up all outstanding #operationsockdrawer and #projectsweaterchest prizes and shipped them. We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship the next week.   Jasmin mentions the Diplodocus sweater.     Mother Knows Best:(21:01) This week we talk about knitting one stitch at a time (Harmonize KAL). Read all the directions first, then take it one bite at a time. (Also the cable yoke shaping on Hearthstone)   When Knitting Attacks:(28:29) Jasmin can’t read directions. Tink, tink. Also, one can’t knit a Romi pattern in the dark   Review:(34:37) This week we review AlterKnits, by Andea Rangel Jasmin mentions Eddie Izzard   And Sew On:(42:53) Gigi sewed a preemie shirt last week , that  still needs to be pressed. There were issues with the disappearing ink

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  • Darn, Darn, Need More Yarn - Episode 439 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    This week's episode is sponsored by:   So, now we’re ready to talk about Akerworks swatch gauges, which are designed to take a bit of the stress out of your knitting projects. This product is kind of the punchline to the joke that starts with, “a knitter, an engineer, and an architect walk into a…. well, workshop, I guess!” The swatch gauge they designed makes swatching fun and accurate. Akerworks: We like making things.       No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.   Feel like having a spa day after the rush of Tour de Fleece? Give your hands a well-deserved rest with the utter decadence of 14.5 micron Merino/Cashmere spinning fiber from The Homestead Hobbyist. The Merino is softer than most Cashmere. Plus, there’s actual Cashmere. ’nuf said. Take 10% off these hand-dyed braids with code “knitmoretreat” at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.     Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!   Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.     On the Needles:(0:34) Photobucket Fix - thanks, Dami!   Gigi is making progress on another Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.   Jasmin has been working on the yoke of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague. She mentions the Leslie Wind cable needle.   Gigi blocked more shawls: the Adamas shawl, and a shawl that we attributed to Sivia Harding by mistake.   Jasmin cast on a pair of socks to knit on the way to and from Hamilton- White Birch Fiber Arts “history has its eyes on you”.   Gigi is working on more preemie hats, she heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast.   Jasmin made some progress on the second Hamilknit hat. Just not in time to wear it to the show.   We are starting a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.   Jasmin pulled out a pair of socks for Andrew from Area 51- “Spock” by turtlepurl, Smooth Operator sock pattern. Jasmin mentions the Hallmark Star Trek Christmas ornament   Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done: 8   Events:(14:44) Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.   Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017, finished PIQF is coming in October! San Jose Quilt Museum  has a sale. Stitches West class offerings just were posted!   Contest:(17:23) We packed up all outstanding #operationsockdrawer and #projectsweaterchest prizes and shipped them.   We finally announce Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship the next week.   Also, we are giving away two seats on the bus to Jimmy Beans Wool Biggest Little Yarn Tour. To win, you have until Sunday 30th to tell us what you will be knitting, crafting, doing on the bus. (They're in Reno!)   Knows Best:(23:45) This week we talk about transferring yarn onto storage bobbins.   When Knitting Attacks:(29:00) Gigi picked yarn colors that don't work together for her project. Jasmin finds that counting to 11 is hard. DISASTER, THERE IS SOME SWEDISH CHEFF SOUNDING BIT THAT YOU NEED TO CUT AND WE LOST THE AD   Review:(33:13) This week we review Lorelei's Journey, by Jessica Andersen   Tour de Fleece:(45:37) Gigi didn't finish spinning or plying. Jasmin did the #tourdefleece equivalent of calling an uber. I feels like an epic fail   And Sew On:(48:57) Gigi sewed a preemie shirt, that still needs to be pressed.

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  • Carrier Pigeons - Episode 438 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    This week's episode is sponsored by:     So, now we’re ready to talk about Akerworks swatch gauges, which are designed to take a bit of the stress out of your knitting projects. This product is kind of the punchline to the joke that starts with, “a knitter, an engineer, and an architect walk into a…. well, workshop, I guess!” The swatch gauge they designed makes swatching fun and accurate. Akerworks: We like making things.       No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.   The Homestead Hobbyist not only designs and dyes custom blends of fiber for a unique spinning experience, he also designs custom yarn. Milled and spun in small batches, the Crime Scene collection gives knitters and crocheters criminally decadent yarn with colorways such as Bloodstain; Suit Up, It’s A Mess In There; Tire Tracks; and Chalk Outline. 18.5 micron Merino, Shetland, and Mulberry Silk combine to make a soft, strong, and sleek 3-ply yarn, available in both DK and fingering. This is one crime you won’t mind being caught red-handed for!   Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.   Remember the books you discovered in school, which grabbed your heart and wouldn’t let go? This summer, join Little Skein for our second annual Sock School. It’s a sentimental summer knitalong: knit your favorite socks and read your favorite book. School supplies are in the Little Skein shop through Labor Day, and links to the knitalong are in the shownotes.   On the Needles:(0:34) Photobucket PSA   Gigi is working on another Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.   Jasmin finished her resistance hat. The charts are available on her project page.   Gigi blocked her first Bias Loop Cowl and my Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company. Also, a Hitchhiker shawl by Martina Behm, and a Fractal Danger, and the January Skies   Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.   Gigi is working on more preemie hats that look like a litter of brindled preemie cats. Jasmin mentions that Audry Nicklin has designed a giraffe hat. Gigi heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,   Jasmin started a second Hamilknit hat. She also mentions the Marriage Equality gradient kit from the neighborhood Fiber Company.   Gigi blocked the  January Skies Gigi excavated her Mishke from Area 51 and it hasn't gotten any further.   We are starting a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.   Jasmin mentions The Nancy's Knit Knacks ball winder. She talks about washing yarn, and mentions Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton. She mentions the Geeky Girls.   Jasmin started a pair of socks out of Asphaltsflickan "Plastic Pony" on etsy. She is thinking of doing the Thumb joint hat top heel (on the Fork in the Road socks) by Lara Neel who wrote the FANTASTIC Sock Architecture.   Events:(24:00) Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.   Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.   Join Team Sasquatch. Or Team Yeti Stitches West class offerings just were posted!   Contest:(27:03) We packed up all outstanding #operationsockdrawer and #projectsweaterchest prizes to ship this week. We will finally announce Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners next week and ship the following week.   Mother Knows Best:(31:06) This week we talk about knitting with more experienced knitters. Jasmin mentions Sock Architecture, Folk Socks, Hunter Hammersen's Books, Cookie A, New Directions in Sock Knitting.   When Knitting Attacks:(37:42) Jasmin's provisional cast on didn't age well. Also, her circular needles did not play well with each other.   Gigi was blocking the January Skies shawl. Soaked it, and walked away. While she wasn't looking, things happened.   Review:(45:37) This week we review Cable Left Cable Right, by Judith Durant We mention Lily Chin's book on reversible cables, which it seems, we may have just made up.   Tour de Fleece:(51:51) Gigi finished spinning a braid of fiber on the Jenkins Turkish Delight spindle. Also, she has a storage bobbin of wheel spun singles of that fiber. She is plying a 3 ply, two cops of drop spindled singles and one bobbin of wheel spun yarn. She needs a lazy Kate to ply, and wants to use the Akerworks lazy kate.   Jasmin is using contrast colors from Lisa Souza on the Acadia Wheel.

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  • Loose Screw - Episode 437 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    On the Needles:(0:34) Gigi knitted four squares for the Vivid blanket. Tin Can Knits, Tess Yarns kit. Pop blanket, starfish blanket are also mentioned.   Jasmin is working on the crown decreases of her resistance hat. The charts are available on her project page.   Jasmin and Genevieve have been having some very productive Christmas sweater design sessions. Procreate App . Jasmin is planning to knit a Diplodocus Sweater for Rex.   Gigi is working on more bear preemie hats, for a litter of preemie bear cubs.in different colors She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,   Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.   Gigi cast on another Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.   Gigi blocked the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio.   Gigi excavated her Mishke from Area 51, and is trying to finish it. It needed a few rows on the neckband. And joining neckband to back by easing it in.   We are starting a new Knitalong today.This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread. Events:(20:28) Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash. Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017. Join Team Sasquatch   Mother Knows Best:(25:48) This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about sewing in labels. We refer to our Buttonband Tutorial. Jasmin loves Sterling Name Tapes,   When Knitting Attacks:(25:48) Gigi was blocking the Beastkeeper shawl. Soaked it, spun it. It was a yard longer than the directions. She could not nudge it into shape, it needed blocking wires. Also, a shawl that had been marinating in the garage, waiting to be blocked, suffered indignity.   Jasmin can't count to 4.   Review:(41:01) This week we review Increase Decrease, by Judith Durant Gigi mentions the Bede Sisters podcast   Tour de Fleece:(47:47) Gigi finished spinning a braid of fiber on the Jenkins Turkish Delight spindle. Also,  she has a storage bobbins of wheel spun singles of that fiber. She is plying a 3 ply. She is enjoying it, and was doing long draw.   She is using contrast colors from Lisa Souza on the Acadia Wheel.

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  • Personal Equity - Episode 436 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    This week's episode is sponsored by:       No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com   Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.   The Homestead Hobbyist not only designs and dyes custom blends of fiber for a unique spinning experience, he also designs custom yarn. Milled and spun in small batches, the Crime Scene collection gives knitters and crocheters criminally decadent yarn with colorways such as Bloodstain; Suit Up, It’s A Mess In There; Tire Tracks; and Chalk Outline. 18.5 micron Merino, Shetland, and Mulberry Silk combine to make a soft, strong, and sleek 3-ply yarn, available in both DK and fingering. This is one crime you won’t mind being caught red-handed for!   Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.   Love gradients? Everyone at Knitcircus loves them so much we keep creating new colors! Choose long-striping gradients for shawls and Gradient Matching Socks Sets for perfectly paired socks. The luxury hand-dyes come in sizes from 50g to 300g, so you’ll always have just the right amount for your project.  Every cake is made with one continuous yarn; no knots or ends to weave in; just cast on and go. All Knitcircus yarns are dyed with love in Wisconsin by women who love to knit.   Do you love Little Skein’s unique style of luxury kits? Sign up for our subscription box. Each box is inspired by Jane Austen and has a 25g taster of yarn, a new pattern for a small project, and more. You’ll love this small way to treat yourself and inspire your knitting. See us at littleskein.com.     On the Needles:(0:35) Gigi finished the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio     Jasmin and Genevieve had a disagreement about Christmas sweater designs.   She mentions the Diplodocus.   Gigi washed and gleened the Einstein coat She gathered ribbon, buttons and shoulder pads. We mention the Geeky Girls.   Jasmin has (still) nearly finished the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.   Gigi is working on a sleuth of preemie bear cubs in different colors. She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,   Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool in bed.   Jasmin is trying to jump start her sock mojo with a skein of “Plastic Pony” self striping yarn from Asfaltsflickandesign for #operationsockdrawer and #sockschool2017   Gigi crocheted flowers for five preemie hats.   Jasmin is talking about rinsing yarn for our next project.   Gigi finished gleening the winter sweaters.   Events:(20:38) Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by The Knit Girllls The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.   Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017. Join Team Sasquatch   Mother Knows Best:(23:19) This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about the Metric Revolution   When Knitting Attacks:(23:19) Gigi was working on the Beastkeeper shawl. Someone leaned on it and about 20 stitches came off the needle, so she picked the stitches up again. she noticed that she had done pass in front instead of pass yarn in back. And had to fix that, too.   Jasmin was working on a short dpn, and she lost a few stitches on Genevieve's Hearthstone pullover.   Also, her spinning got tangled on the dogs, and Jasmin reminisces about the time the dogs were puppies and made off with a ball of Tess microfiber ribbon.   Review:(34:47) This week we review Spinning and Dyeing Yarn Jasmin mentions Shannon Okey's KnitGirrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design   What does one do with art yarn? Purloined:(45:56) This week we are purloining "Put a Lid on It" from Dr Gemma Jasmin likes Fenugreek chips.      Tour de Fleece Training:(50:41) Gigi is spinning a braid of Purl up and Dye fiber on the Jenkins spindle. Also, she found a storage bobbin of that fiber that was spun on a wheel. She is planning to knit a cowl out of this .   She emptied 5 bobbins of last year's TdF onto white storage bobbins. Jasmin is spinning with the kids. This project, Hiro sweaters for the family, is going to take FOREVER. She is spinning on her Acadia wheel.      

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  • Bartok - Episode 435 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    This week's episode is sponsored by: Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things.   No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com     Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.    Want to spin something different this Tour de Fleece? The Homestead Hobbyist designs and dyes custom blends of fiber for a unique spinning experience. Milled in small batches, blends such as Rambouillet/Yak/Mulberry Silk, 18.5 micron Merino/Shetland/Mulberry Silk, and Finnsheep/Yak/Bamboo are sure to give you a fun ride during the Tour. And, get 10% off for Tour de Fleece with coupon code “knitmoreTDF” at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.               Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.   On the Needles:(0:34) Gigi has had a crazy week with very little knitting   Jasmin and Genevieve finalized the design on the Te Fiti sweater. Gigi is working on another bear preemie hat litter of preemie bear cubs. She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,   Jasmin has made some progress on the Love Still Wins mittens from Infinite Twist, benefiting Lambda Legal Defense.   Jasmin has nearly finished the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.   She has an eggplant color purple from Lisa Souza for Rex.    Jasmin is on the green stripe of her Resistance Hat by Krista Nelson out of the Marriage Equality Gradient from Neighborhood Fiber Co. Other changes include : an added orange stripe (no hate - no ban - no wall), adding “she persisted” to the red stripe, and “love is love” to the rainbow crown.   Jasmin mentions Alison Hyde.   Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool while watching the new Beauty and the Beast.   Gigi knitted some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio   Jasmin is trying to jump start her sock mojo with a skein of “Plastic Pony” self striping from Asfaltsflickandesign for #operationsockdrawer and #sockschool2017   Events:(13:07) Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017. The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash. Join Team Sasquatch!   Mother Knows Best:(17:45) This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about knitting guilds.   When Knitting Attacks:(24:15) Gigi was working on the Beastkeeper shawl. She switched to a longer needle, it worked so much better. She noticed that the last contrast color row was knitted straight across instead of every other stitch. Tink! Jasmin finds the green stripe on her Resistance Hat is tricky.   Review:(26:25) This week we review Classic Knit Shawls, by Interweave   Jasmin thinks the  goodreader app would work well with this.   Tour de Fleece Training:(36:45) Week 6: Find your support network

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  • Picky Pantsedness - Episode 434 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

      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.

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  • Director's Cut - Carson Demers - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

        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 here, on Instagram here, and his teaching calendar here

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  • Australian Cousins - Episode 433 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    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.      

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  • Director's Cut - Jill Draper - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

      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

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  • Bald Patches - Episode 432 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    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.  

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  • Dessert First - Episode 431 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    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.

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  • WIP It Good - Episode 430 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    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.

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  • Pinball - Episode 429 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    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.

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  • User Error - Episode 428 - The Knitmore Girls

    · Knitmoregirls's Podcast

    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.

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