Saturday, May 18, 2019

I Would Like a Parade - Episode 533 - The Knitmore Girls

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No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com
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.
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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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On the Needles:(0:32)
Gigi is back working on the Rocky Coast cardigan.

Gigi is working on the green part of the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort.
34 green squares are done so far. 32 blue squares.

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

Events: (16:56):
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is BACK ON!
- May 25 Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery DATE CHANGE!
- Stash Dash May 24 till August 24
-May 15 Knitgirllls rule change episode
-Until May 24 Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month
- May  31 till end of August,Two Ewes Knot along
-Tour de Fleece July 6-28, training starts May 22

In Stitches:(21:47)
Gigi mentions #memadeMay. Linen sweater "Where's the Opaque'
Jasmin wore the grey circle skirt that Gigi made for class

Mother Knows Best:(35:10)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
books, designers, patterns that inspire.  Judith McKenzie, Philosophers' Fair Isle class,
The Knit Stitch, Stitchips, Ysolda Teague,

When Knitting Attacks:(33:22)
RIBBON. In stash, tangled (from ball winder), Coachella top with dropped stitches, added stitch
AND FIXED IT IN THE DARK.

And Sew On:(42:06)
Dress for our final project: copied it onto paper for the pattern. Sewed it out of muslin to make sure that it fits.

#westvalleycollegesews #gigimakesitsew


Friday, May 10, 2019

The Rain In Spain - Episode 532 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com
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.
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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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On the Needles:(0:40)
Jasmin re-started her Sprig pullover by Alana Dakos in Lisa Souza Superwash Merino in
“Squashblossom”, and had more success with it using the KnitCompanion app. Jasmin used her
Try-it-on-tubing, and figured out that she needs more room in the armhole (measured commercial shirts).
Two lifelines! (out of Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton).

Jasmin enthuses about Andrea Mowry's Fade Designs.

Gigi is working on the green part of the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort.
It takes one episode of Project Runway to do a square.  29 green squares are done so far.

Jasmin finished the first sock in Oink PigmentsRoy G Pig” to replace the one on
our Knitmore Vanilla Sock pattern, and is at the heel flap on the second sock. #operationsockdrawer

"Reservoir Hill" colorway.
Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

Gigi: wound yarn for Spector (we call it "Spectra") pullover, Joji Locatelli, Neighborhood Fiber Co
Studio Dk Shades of Grey, superwash.  Yarn is wound, need to swatch some more.

Events: (20:40):
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is BACK ON!
- May 18 Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery
- Stash Dash May 24 till August 24
-May 15 Knitgirllls rule change episode
-Until May 24 Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month
- May  31 till end of August,Two Ewes Knot along
-Tour de Fleece July 6-28, training starts May 22

In Stitches:(29:16)
Gigi mentions #memadeMay. Too cold to wear the A line skirt from Clothing Construction I.
Jasmin and Gigi reminisce about the Million Dollar Dress.

Mother Knows Best:(35:10)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
Never will I ever!  We mention Monsterpants, Rebecca Danger, and Knitted Lingerie.

When Knitting Attacks:(44:15)
Gigi is attacked by Robin’s Hooded Bandana Cowl. She is going to frog it and use the numbers from the

Gigi is also not getting gauge on her Spector pullover.  The pattern was written for fingering yarn, I
am working with dk

And Sew On:(49:45)
Dress for our final project: Have draped it on a school form in muslin. Need to copy it onto paper for the

pattern.  Next step is to sew it out of muslin to make sure that it fits. #westvalleycollegesews



Friday, May 3, 2019

Redundancy Plan - Episode 531 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com
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.
InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a
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 atinfinitetwist.com
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On the Needles:(0:35)
Jasmin has made some progress on the first sleeve on her Polwarth pullover by Ysolda Teague out of

Neighborhood Fiber Co. Capital Luxury Sport in the “Sanctuary City” benefit colorway.
Jasmin wants to break out her Try-it-on-tubing.
You can find us on Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter as Knitmoregirls.

Gigi is working on the green part of the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort.
It takes one episode of Project Runway to do a square.  25 green squares are done so far.

Jasmin is nearly done with the first sock in Oink PigmentsRoy G Pig” to replace the one on
our Knitmore Vanilla Sock pattern. #operationsockdrawer

the "Reservoir Hill" colorway.

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

Gigi: wound yarn for Spector (we call it "Spectra") pullover , Joji Locatelli, Neighborhood Fiber Co ,
Studio Dk Shades of Grey
superwash.  Yarn is wound, need to swatch

Events: (14:41)
- May 18 Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery
- Stash Dash May 24 till August 24
-May 15 Knitgirllls rule change episode
-Until May 24 Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month
- May  31 till end of August ,Two Ewes Knot along
-Tour de Fleece July 6-28, training starts May 22

In Stitches:(20:26)
Jasmin loves #todaysKnitOutfit : Pearls of wisdom shawl by Brenda Patipa
Gigi mentions #memadeMay. Wore the Blueberry dress from 10 years ago

Mother Knows Best:(23:17)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
afterthought buttonholes. Jasmin suggests Elizabeth Zimmermann's afterthought buttonhole.

When Knitting Attacks:(28:51)
Gigi is attacked by the Robin’s Hooded Bandana Cowl,
She  is going to frog it and use the numbers from the Maid Marian Cowl

And Sew On:(31:26)
Working on designs where the sleeves and bodice are one piece.  
Dress for our final project: Need to drape it on a school form and  make out of fashion fabric.

Watching Project Runway, Season 11.