Thursday, August 13, 2015

Leafy Green Math - Episode 346 - The Knitmore Girls

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If you were one of the lucky 100 people to score a House Special Knitmore Girls Subscription Box from Bar-Maids - heads up!  For a limited time, you can download a free digital copy of the Fractual Danger pattern designed by Martina Behm that was included in the box. Contact Bar-Maids to request your digital download and they will provide you with a custom code and link for a direct download. The code is good only until December 31, 2015 and only one code will be provided to each subscriber. Write Bar-Maids at: lo-lo@bar-maids.com or call them at 360.573.6033.  PS. There are a few Awesomeness Boxes available.  If you haven't snagged one, do so before they are gone!
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Erin Lane took the plunge and has left Etsy.  If you are looking for your favorite organizational goodies, you need to stop by the ALL NEW Erin.Lane Bags.com. The new site is loaded with great features.  You can "invest in Hank's Bank" to earn rewards towards great discount codes, you can refer friends to help spread the word, and you can find out where to find Erin.Lane next (Stitches Midwest August 6-9).  Basically, all the amazing things you want, all in one place!  Come on down and meet Hank; he's dying to help you get organized.
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

Sheepspot is a different kind of yarn and fiber company. Every breed-specific yarn and fiber we sell comes from ethically-raised sheep, and most of our yarns and fibers are sustainably grown and processed in right here in North America.
Check us out at sheepspot.com to learn more, and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter and get a free six-part e-course on choosing and using breed-specific yarns. Sheepspot: for those craving sustainable stash from happy sheep!


On The Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin started the Frozen sweater for Genevieve out of SuperSport by Lisa Souza. Excruciatingly detailed notes can be found on her project page.

She mentions that Sculptured Knits is being sold for a giveaway price.

Gigi is ready to start beading her Viajante, and as strung her beads onto SuperFloss.

Jasmin has finished the  Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings in the "Shades of Grey" colorway. 3977 m for Stash Dash, and there is some more heckling of NDJen04 of the Commuter Knitter podcast.

Gigi is almost done with her Lorelei Cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding
She talks about the Fleegle Beader.
 
Jasmin started a hat for Beanzilla to bring him home from the hospital. She is working on the Dinocap.

Gigi has finished two more preemie hats out of swapped yarn ends. Jasmin picked up her  Three Color Cashmere cowl by Joji Locatelli out of Pepperberry Knits cashmere.

Events:(18:25)

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)
- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads
- October 15-18: Pacific International Quilt Fest

Contest:(19:40)

We have a winner: Karensky
The new prize is: a skein of Lisa Souza Hardtwist Petite base in the Flahridduh colorway
Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

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

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

We are thinking of coming up with a new quirky, creative contest.

Mother Knows Best:(23:34)

This week we suggest you be the Boss of your Knitting. We also talk about freshening up sweaters.

When Knitting Attacks:(27:44)

Gigi lost a game of yarn chicken.  She was a yard and a half short binding off the Lorelei cowl. Also, she can't find the rest of her yarn.

Jasmin fixed the button band of the Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho.

Review:(33:26)

This week we review Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet by Kate Atherley

Straw Into Gold:(41:31)

Gigi has been spinning every day, and has almost spun all of her fleece.

Jasmin has been plying like a fiend, to make her Stash Dash goal before going into labor. She is planning to knit the  Schoodic cardigan by Hannah Fettig with it.

She has been using the Schacht Yardage Counter in conjunction with the Schacht Ultra Swift.

And Sew On:(47:16)

Gigi's sewing machine refused to sew. She tried every trick in the book, and it finally worked again.  She sewed in the zipper, basted shut the lining so Genevieve couldn't try it on. So it has to be lengthened, and Gigi added length and is thinking of sewing rickrack over the seam.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Not in Front of the Children! - Episode 345 - The Knitmore Girls

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If you were one of the lucky 100 people to score a House Special Knitmore Girls Subscription Box from Bar-Maids - heads up!  For a limited time, you can download a free digital copy of the Fractual Danger pattern designed by Martina Behm that was included in the box. Contact Bar-Maids to request your digital download and they will provide you with a custom code and link for a direct download. The code is good only until December 31, 2015 and only one code will be provided to each subscriber. Write Bar-Maids at: lo-lo@bar-maids.com or call them at 360.573.6033.  PS. There are a few Awesomeness Boxes available.  If you haven't snagged one, do so before they are gone!
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Erin Lane took the plunge and has left Etsy.  If you are looking for your favorite organizational goodies, you need to stop by the ALL NEW Erin.Lane Bags.com. The new site is loaded with great features.  You can "invest in Hank's Bank" to earn rewards towards great discount codes, you can refer friends to help spread the word, and you can find out where to find Erin.Lane next (Stitches Midwest August 6-9).  Basically, all the amazing things you want, all in one place!  Come on down and meet Hank; he's dying to help you get organized.
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

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Sheepspot is a different kind of yarn and fiber company. Every breed-specific yarn and fiber we sell comes from ethically-raised sheep, and most of our yarns and fibers are sustainably grown and processed in right here in North America.
Check us out at sheepspot.com to learn more, and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter and get a free six-part e-course on choosing and using breed-specific yarns. Sheepspot: for those craving sustainable stash from happy sheep!


On The Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin finished knitting the  Playful Stripes for Beanzilla. Gigi has been working on a pair of 6ply Regia socks in the "Thanksgiving dinner" colors socks.

Jasmin is knitting the Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings in the "Shades of Grey" colorway. She references the Tomten pattern out of Elizabeth Zimmerman's The Opinionated Knitter. She mentions Jill Draper.

Jasmin talks about Amy Herzog's Knitter's Toolbox App, which helps with spacing button holes.

 One of Gigi's Geek socks is finished, the next one is cast on. We discuss the Jaywalker pattern.

Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet is mentioned. Question for our listeners: What are your favorite patterns for self striping socks?

Gigi reached the black hole of knitting for her  Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs , and Jasmin figured out how much Gigi needs to have left, before she starts her beaded lace edge.

There is some heckling of NDJen04 of the Commuter Knitter podcast.

Gigi is making tracks on her  Lorelei Cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding,  and is getting to the part where she she gets to use beads.

Jasmin reminds her of the Fleegle beader and Oral B Superfloss for beading.

Events:(21:51)

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)
- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads
- October 15-18: Pacific International Quilt Fest


Contest:(22:39)

The new prize is: a skein of Lisa Souza Hardtwist Petite base in the Flahridduh colorway
Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

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

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Mother Knows Best:(24:20)

This week we answer a question from our Facebook page about sizing garments for small people who grow fast.

Jasmin references Knits for Boys  by Kate Oates.

When Knitting Attacks:(34:21)

Jasmin is thoroughly enjoying the  Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho. She noticed that the sleeves weren't matching. So she frogged part of the sleeve and did it correctly.


Review:(40:39)

This week we review Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design by Elizabeth Doherty.

 Jasmin is thinking of hosting a Quince-Along, or an Elizabeth Doherty-Along.  Jasmin mentions Jo Sharp and Debbie Bliss. Also, Elizabeth Doherty has patterns in Twist Collective and Brooklyn Tweed.

Straw into Gold:(56:09)

Gigi has been spinning a lot, she is getting faster. And using faster equipment, the High Speed Bobbins are amazing.

We talk about Schacht Bobbin, Plastic 6", and the Swedish Bobbin Winder from Carolina Homespun.

Also, they gush over how amazing the  Woolee Winder is. Jasmin is planning to knit the Schoodic cardigan by Hannah Fettig. Jasmin wants to knit the Eris cardigan by the Girl from Auntie out of a Corriedale hogget from  Out-back Farm.

And Sew On:(1:08:47)

Gigi tried putting gathering stitches onto the skirt of the dress she is sewing for Genevieve. 
She watched tutorials on how to sew gathers on It's Sew Easy, and Gretchen Hirschberger did excellent demonstrations.

Jasmin has been sewing address labels (from Sterling Name tapes,) and size labels into the sweaters.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Do as I Say - Episode 344 - The Knitmore Girls

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This weeks episode is sponsored by:
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If you were one of the lucky 100 people to score a House Special Knitmore Girls Subscription Box from Bar-Maids - heads up!  For a limited time, you can download a free digital copy of the Fractual Danger pattern designed by Martina Behm that was included in the box. Contact Bar-Maids to request your digital download and they will provide you with a custom code and link for a direct download. The code is good only until December 31, 2015 and only one code will be provided to each subscriber. Write Bar-Maids at: lo-lo@bar-maids.com or call them at 360.573.6033.  PS. There are a few Awesomeness Boxes available.  If you haven't snagged one, do so before they are gone!
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Erin Lane took the plunge and has left Etsy.  If you are looking for your favorite organizational goodies, you need to stop by the ALL NEW Erin.Lane Bags.com. The new site is loaded with great features.  You can "invest in Hank's Bank" to earn rewards towards great discount codes, you can refer friends to help spread the word, and you can find out where to find Erin.Lane next (Stitches Midwest August 6-9).  Basically, all the amazing things you want, all in one place!  Come on down and meet Hank; he's dying to help you get organized.
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 photo 2014-06-13 - sheepspot_horztag_rgb_orange_zpszvtrg79m.jpg 
Sheepspot is a different kind of yarn and fiber company. Every breed-specific yarn and fiber we sell comes from ethically-raised sheep, and most of our yarns and fibers are sustainably grown and processed in right here in North America.
Check us out at sheepspot.com to learn more, and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter and get a free six-part e-course on choosing and using breed-specific yarns. Sheepspot: for those craving sustainable stash from happy sheep!

On the Needles: (:32)
Gigi finished knitting her Fractal Danger. Jasmin has been working on her Viajante. Gigi finished a preemie hat, and a sock, and a preemie hat that originally was intended to be a sock.

Jasmin is working on the Playful Stripes for Beanzilla.

We mention Galina Khmeleva. Gigi enjoys knitting the  Geek socks.
Jasmin did sweater surgery on Genevieve's new Playful Stripes. She loves knitting with Regia 6-ply yarn. We talk about Oxiclean and the sweater fiasco.

Gigi has discovered the Black Hole of knitting in her Viajante.

Events:(15:37)

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)
- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads
- October 15-18: Pacific International Quilt Fest

Contest:(16:50)

The new prize is: a skein of Lisa Souza Hardtwist Petite base in the Flahridduh colorway
Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

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

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Mother Knows Best:(18:29)

This weeks advice is: Clean as you go!
Jasmin mentions the  Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast, hosted by Sarapomegranate, and The Splendid Table podcast.

When Knitting Attacks:(23:47)

Gigi lost spectacularly at Yarn Chicken. Then the Selvedges cardigan from Knit Wear Magazine #1, got her.

Jasmin explains the sweater surgery on the Playful Stripes cardigan for Genevieve.

Review:(36:57)

This week we review The Practical Spinners Guide: Rare Luxurious Fibers, by Judith MacKenzie

Straw Into Gold:(49:41)

Jasmin won her Tour de Fleece.
Gigi loves her Schacht Matchless. She just discovered the joys of smaller pulleys two days before the end of the tour. Also, Jasmin kindly provided her with a high speed bobbin. Now Gigi can spin 25g per hour.

And Sew On:(54:45)

Gigi sewed seams on her muslin for a  Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time.
She will need fitting help from Jasmin before the next step.

She pinned the skirt to the bodice for the turquoise dress for Genevieve, that she started for her last summer.

Sam suggested doing a sketch on graph paper for figuring out how to set up furniture. Gigi found some pattern paper with one inch square increments for drawing her sewing room plans.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Grover in a Princess Dress - Episode 343 - The Knitmore Girls

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This weeks episode is sponsored by:
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If you were one of the lucky 100 people to score a House Special Knitmore Girls Subscription Box from Bar-Maids - heads up!  For a limited time, you can download a free digital copy of the Fractual Danger pattern designed by Martina Behm that was included in the box. Contact Bar-Maids to request your digital download and they will provide you with a custom code and link for a direct download. The code is good only until December 31, 2015 and only one code will be provided to each subscriber. Write Bar-Maids at: lo-lo@bar-maids.com or call them at 360.573.6033.  PS. There are a few Awesomeness Boxes available.  If you haven't snagged one, do so before they are gone!
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Erin Lane took the plunge and has left Etsy.  If you are looking for your favorite organizational goodies, you need to stop by the ALL NEW Erin.Lane Bags.com. The new site is loaded with great features.  You can "invest in Hank's Bank" to earn rewards towards great discount codes, you can refer friends to help spread the word, and you can find out where to find Erin.Lane next (Stitches Midwest August 6-9).  Basically, all the amazing things you want, all in one place!  Come on down and meet Hank; he's dying to help you get organized.
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 photo 2014-06-13 - sheepspot_horztag_rgb_orange_zpszvtrg79m.jpg 
Sheepspot is a different kind of yarn and fiber company. Every breed-specific yarn and fiber we sell comes from ethically-raised sheep, and most of our yarns and fibers are sustainably grown and processed in right here in North America.
Check us out at sheepspot.com to learn more, and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter and get a free six-part e-course on choosing and using breed-specific yarns. Sheepspot: for those craving sustainable stash from happy sheep!  


On The Needles:(0:31)

One minute health update.
Jasmin has made excellent progress on a Playful Stripes for Beanzilla. Gigi is working on the Fractal Danger shawlette.

Jasmin is working on her Viajante #Behmalong, #beadsandlace2015. She mentions the Around Your Neck KAL  (#aynKAL) from the Suburban Stitcher. She is musing about mindful knitting. Gigi's progress on her Viajante seems infinitesimal.

Gigi is adding stitches on a preemie hat. She also is knitting more socks out of the Regia 6ply that she had left over from last weeks socks.

Jasmin is very pleased with the customer service at Unicorn Fiber. Genevieve's Playful Stripes cardigan cardigan has been (somewhat) salvaged.

Events:(16:21)

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)
- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece
- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads
- October 15-18: Pacific International Quilt Fest

Contest:(20:28)

This weeks prize is a skein of Berry Colorful Yarnings, in the colorway "Sweet".
And the winner is: Fanojoel!
Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

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

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Mother Knows Best:(2:11)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
about adding beads.

Thanks for finding the Oak Park socks pattern out of the Anntarsia book.
Kristen from Yarngasm has an excellent beaded knitting tutorial.
 

When Knitting Attacks:(27:42)

 Jasmin managed to knit the smaller sized sleeve length on the sweater she just finished for Genevieve. She mentions the Houdini technique. She is testing/reviewing he Knitter's Pride Karbonz needles.

Review:(38:09)

 This week we review Knitted Wraps and Cover-ups, by Annie Modesitt.

Straw Into Gold:(48:41)

Gigi needs to switch out whorls to make her spinning wheel go faster. Also, she got Rumpelstilzkined, when her spinning attacked her. The singles had slipped the confines of the bobbin.

Jasmin didn't set up her Woolly Winder properly and managed to confound herself. Her goal per day is 75g per day.

And Sew On:(53:41)

Jasmin went to the fabric store WITHOUT mom. Mom suggested that Kwik Sew patterns are generally written for knit fabrics.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Flat Tire - Episode 342 - The Knitmore Girls

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This weeks episode is sponsored by:
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If you were one of the lucky 100 people to score a House Special Knitmore Girls Subscription Box from Bar-Maids - heads up!  For a limited time, you can download a free digital copy of the Fractual Danger pattern designed by Martina Behm that was included in the box. Contact Bar-Maids to request your digital download and they will provide you with a custom code and link for a direct download. The code is good only until December 31, 2015 and only one code will be provided to each subscriber. Write Bar-Maids at: lo-lo@bar-maids.com or call them at 360.573.6033.  PS. There are a few Awesomeness Boxes available.  If you haven't snagged one, do so before they are gone!
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Erin Lane took the plunge and has left Etsy.  If you are looking for your favorite organizational goodies, you need to stop by the ALL NEW Erin.Lane Bags.com. The new site is loaded with great features.  You can "invest in Hank's Bank" to earn rewards towards great discount codes, you can refer friends to help spread the word, and you can find out where to find Erin.Lane next (Stitches Midwest August 6-9).  Basically, all the amazing things you want, all in one place!  Come on down and meet Hank; he's dying to help you get organized.
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 photo 2014-06-13 - sheepspot_horztag_rgb_orange_zpszvtrg79m.jpg 
Sheepspot is a different kind of yarn and fiber company. Every breed-specific yarn and fiber we sell comes from ethically-raised sheep, and most of our yarns and fibers are sustainably grown and processed in right here in North America.
Check us out at sheepspot.com to learn more, and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter and get a free six-part e-course on choosing and using breed-specific yarns. Sheepspot: for those craving sustainable stash from happy sheep!  

On The Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin finished another Playful Stripes cardigan for Genevieve and is very pleased with it.  This brings up her Stash Dash total to 3057m. There is some heckling of NDJen04 of the Commuter Knitter podcast.

Gigi has hit the black hole of knitting and exclaims that she has knit nothing. The rounds on her Viajante #Behmalong, #beadsandlace2015 are getting bigger and bigger and showing less and less progress.

Jasmin is working on a Playful Stripes for Beanzilla. Gigi has been enjoying working on the Fractal Danger shawlette.

Jasmin is knitting the Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho, out of  Berry Colorful Yarnings in the "Shades of Grey" colorway. She references the Tomten pattern out of Elizabeth Zimmerman's The Opinionated Knitter

Events:(17:12)

- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)
- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece
- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads
- October : Pacific International Quilt Fest

Jasmin talks about her strategy with her Hansen's Minispinner.

Also, if you are unhappy with the Wool Auction in Monterey being scheduled on Labor Day weekend, let them know.

We will let you know via social media when we go on baby hiatus.

Contest:(24:55)

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

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

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

The newest prize is the "Sweet" colorway in her Awesome Sock Selfstriping Wide from Berry Colorful Yarnings.

Mother Knows Best:(27:17)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum about leaving your knitting in the car.

Jasmin loves her Addi Turbo Needles, because they have a lifetime warranty, and are very well made. Also the ChiaoGoo Twist Red Lace  Knitting Needle Set are amazing.

Gigi also answers a question about knitting Martina Behm patterns in English.

When Knitting Attacks:(33:18) 

Gigi was repeatedly attacked by her Fractal Danger. Jasmin's  Little Baby Sweater got her.

Jasmin washed Genevieve's Playful Stripes cardigan with Beyond Clean and instead of getting glowing white, it turned yellow in the sun. Jasmin usually washes her woolens in SOAK, and the rest of her regular laundry in Rocking Green detergent.

Review:(43:01)

This week we review Colorwheel Knits, by Veera Välimäki

Jasmin mentions our review of Vivacious Kids, and Hannah Fettig and Alana Dakos patterns

Straw Into Gold:(56:56)

Gigi's drive band broke and she spend a whole day sewing a new one together, so she lost two days of spinning time. The nice people of Schacht Spindle company were very helpful.

Jasmin has spun 350g out of a total of 800g of her hogget corriedale fleece.

Join Team Sasquatch group if you haven't done so yet!