Friday, April 3, 2020

The Princess and the Purl Stitch - Episode 570 - The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder
Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle
organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy. 

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Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.
Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com


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On the Needles:(0:42)
Gigi is working on the French Cancan shawl in Oink Pigments dk, extra fine Superwash merino, in the
"Birthday Suit" colorway.  Gigi strung one length of beads onto   Oral B Superfloss with beads. She needs
to knit a swatch and figure out bead placement. 

Spruce green while on video chat. She’s finished the front, and is nearly finished with the back.

Gigi  is working on yet another pair of the Vanilla is the New Black socks, out of Patons Kroy with
black and red and brown stripes. She got both socks to the toe decreases. 

Jasmin started (and is making great progress) on her Quadrat Pullover by Beautia Dew in
The Dye Project’s Ecola Worsted in “Painted Lady”. 
Gigi is ready to knit the Ochre cardigan She kitted everything up, and  wound the yarn
Gigi is swatching for a fade cowl. The pattern recommended worsted yarn held double.
Gigi was swatching with  Onyx Fiber Arts fingering yarn on size 1 needles, using the Knitmore cowl as
a template, and she is using Knitcompanion

In Stitches (33:38)
Jasmin has been wearing a different handknit sweater each day, and featuring them on Instagram under
the #todaysknitoutfit hashtag
Gigi: sleeping hat, socks, Paton’s Kroy socks, she didn’t feel the purl stitches 
Go on Instagram and post what you are doing to cheer yourself up!

Events(34:00)
knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Mother Knows Best:(35:48)
Be bold. 

When Knitting Attacks: (42:50)
Gigi's Joker and the Thief knitting attack won yarn chicken .

Gigi is wrestling with the bead placement in the lace pattern for the French Cancan

Knits In Space:(45:47)
Entertainment, culture, uplifting stuff. Virtual board games. Clue script reading.


And Sew On:(50:24)
Gigi found a sewing UFO, it is a  white on black toile print. It is a flared skirt with lining.  
Pressed zipper open. Sewed I invisible zipper with new to me technique. Easiest way ever. Couldn’t find
textbook for technique, Got Sandra Betzina's Power Sewing off the shelf.  Doesn’t need a hemostat.
Sewed in zipper, center back seam, hemmed lining, serged bottom of hem. Pressed hems. Pinned skirt

and lining together. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Flexible and Resilient - Episode 569 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.
#welovecolor is more than just a motto, it is the way I live...My hope is that my yarn can light a little fire in your soul when you run across that special skein. Fully Spun yarn is hand-dyed as roving, then spun to create a marled yarn in which every strand has multiple colors. Every finished object shows off color in striped gradients large and small.
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Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.


lolologo
LoLo Body Care, formally Bar-Maids, creates exceptional moisturizers hand-poured by staff who add a good dose of heartfelt love to each one. Most all their supplies are made in the US, and their beeswax sourced from a local farm. Besides quality, the value of their product lies in that they last a very long time and are loved to the very last bit. They built their brand on being eco-friendly and their new packaging rocks. Their customers and customer service are rare and treasured jewels.
Indie Dyed Yarns, Hand Knit & Crochet Items and Accessories

Here at Mitchell's Creations: Handmade = Quality, Time, & Love.

Sincere Sheep offers high quality, breed-specific wool in a truly stunning palette of natural color.



On the Needles:(0:36)
Gigi is working on the French Cancan shawl in Oink Pigments dk, extra fine Superwash merino, in
the "Birthday Suit" colorway.  Gigi strung one length
on  Oral B Superfloss with beads. She needs to knit a swatch and figure out bead placement. 
Jasmin is feeling amazing and is on a finishing kick. She finished the orchid colored Cabled Raglan by

Cheryl Oberle from the box of UFOs.

Gigi  is working on yet another pair of the Vanilla is the New Black socks, out of Patons Kroy. Two pairs
need ends woven in. She cast on a pair with black and red and brown stripes. The first sock is ready to
have the heel turned. 

Jasmin has been working on her Weekender pullover in Lisa Souza Blue Faced Leicester Worsted in Spruce green.

Gigi is helping a friend with her Girls Just Wanna Have Fun shawl, by Afifa. FaceTime knitting is challenging 

Jasmin started (and is making great progress) on her Quadrat Pullover by Beautia Dew in The Dye Project’s
Ecola Worsted in “Painted Lady”. 
Gigi is getting towards the end of The Joker and the Thief shawl. The last color stripe is coming up.

In Stitches (21:38)
Jasmin has been wearing a different handknit sweater each day, and featuring them on Instagram under the
#todaysknitoutfit hashtag
Gigi: sleeping hat
Go on Instagram and post what you are doing to cheer yourself up!

Events(27:23)
knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Mother Knows Best:(28:35)
Research your charity projects. Is it (a) what they’re asking for? (b) who is organizing? (c) who benefits?
How are recipients selected? (d) is it helpful for the affected community, or is it a feel-good project for
those donating?
Let  us know about your criteria for determining which charities you support.


Sewing Out Loud  is one of Gigi's favorite sewing podcasts.


When Knitting Attacks: (40:54)
Gigi gets attacked by her Joker and the Thief shawl, blaming the dogs for the disappearance of one ball
of yarn. They are good boys, and this time, innocent.

Jasmin was repeatedly attacked by her Quatrat pullover 
Gigi is wrestling with the lace pattern for the French Cancan

Straw into Gold:(49:12)
Spinning with Rex.
Jasmin mentions Morro Fleece Works

And Sew On:(52:08)
Gigi has more Avengers  burrito pillows, cut, pressed and pinned.  She is waiting for Genevieve to come
over and sew. 
She finished the sloper out of muslin.  
Gigi found the back half of her lost sloper from 1991, while she  was looking for drafting paper.

Gigi is eligible for the California Community College Honor Society 



Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Ach Du Lieber!- Episode 568 - The Knitmore Girls

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Listen here:

This week's episode is sponsored by:
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Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.

We all have it, we all snicker about it.
Fun Fur.
Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn.
With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends. Pattern available on Ravelry; more info at infinitetwist.com
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Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.
Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com
lolologo
LoLo Body Care, formally Bar-Maids, creates exceptional moisturizers hand-poured by staff who add a good dose of heartfelt love to each one. Most all their supplies are made in the US, and their beeswax sourced from a local farm. Besides quality, the value of their product lies in that they last a very long time and are loved to the very last bit. They built their brand on being eco-friendly and their new packaging rocks. Their customers and customer service are rare and treasured jewels.



On the Needles:(0:32)
Gigi is working on the French Cancan shawl in Oink Pigments dk, extra fine Superwash merino, in the
"Birthday Suit" colorway. Jasmin had enough beads in
the right color and size. Gigi strung one length of  Oral B Superfloss. She needs to knit a swatch and
figure out bead placement. 


Jasmin is feeling amazing and is on a finishing kick. She is finished with the body of the orchid colored
Cabled Raglan by Cheryl Oberle from the box of UFOs, and only has the collar left.

Gigi's Vanilla is the new black socks out of Patons Kroy rainbow stripes, are done.
A grey pair is also done, so she cast on a pair with black and red and brown stripes. 

Jasmin started her Hard Rime Hat for the #HardRimeHatKAL in Lisa Souza: Black Purple and Jonquil.
Jasmin tried a colorwork ring
Jasmin likes the Joy of Cooking
Allie Brosh's blog, Hyperbole and a Half (and her book!)



Gigi: helping a friend with her

In Stitches (16:07)
Jasmin wore her Westport waves hat
Gigi: sleeping hat

Mother Knows Best:(18:12)
Do things that make you feel good. Take your meds, drink water, wear your good underwear.
Amy Singer (of Knitty.com) has compiled a list of canceled events and the affected vendors, which you can find here.



When Knitting Attacks: (30:02)
Gigi gets attacked by her Joker and the Thief shawl, and a perplexing issue with her Vanilla is the
new black socks

Review:(33:45)
Get Garter by Woolly Wormhead

And Sew On:(39:13)
Genevieve sewed the seams for the avengers burrito pillows, Gigi did the second seam for the
French seam
Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College: moulage has been suspended. She worked on sloper out of
muslin.  She is also working on a Simplicity dress with her friend  They worked on the bodice:
stay stitching, directional sewing, sewing onto swatches.  
Gigi introduced her friend to the Gertie sewing books.
Jasmin repaired three comforters.  Next time she will use Wonderunder