Thursday, February 26, 2015

Stitches West 2015 Recap - Episode 322- The Knitmore Girls

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Have you heard of the mother of all subscription boxes, the Bar-Maids House Special?  A quarterly subscription box, each with a unique theme. The first, was Outlander and if you didn't claim yours, you missed out. It completely sold out! But now is your window of opportunity to snag the second quarter limited edition, Knitmore Girls themed box. The Knitmore Girls House Special not only rewards you with a subscription to happiness, it also admits you to an exclusive club of Bar-Maids fanatics who will receive things chosen by Gigi and Jasmin.  Unreleased to the public, you just might have to keep it under lock and key! The window to reserve your box closes April 3rd. Don't wait, order now as quantities are limited which means when it's gone, it's gone.
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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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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”! 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!



Wednesday: Big Thanks to XRX.

 Jasmin mentions Jen from the Knotty Girls Podcast and Maria from Subway Knits.

Thursday: Psycho Donuts, Specialties Sandwiches

Friday: Stan's Donuts, Jasmin mentions Victorian Lace Today, and Anna Zilborg's new book, Splendid Apparel

Saturday: Levi's Stadium, Namaste badgeholder, Ray's Massage Therapy (Flying Hands Massage), Barmaids

Sunday: Miss Babs Yarns, Mutant in X-men who can multiply himself (Multiple Man).
 Alana Dakos has developed a scratch off code for paper patterns, Steven Be and Steven West, Romi Hill, Cocoknits.

We think the Behm-along will be revived. Actually, it never went away. 


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Subway Knitmore - Episode 321- The Knitmore Girls

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Have you heard of the mother of all subscription boxes, the Bar-Maids House Special?  A quarterly subscription box, each with a unique theme. The first, was Outlander and if you didn't claim yours, you missed out. It completely sold out! But now is your window of opportunity to snag the second quarter limited edition, Knitmore Girls themed box. The Knitmore Girls House Special not only rewards you with a subscription to happiness, it also admits you to an exclusive club of Bar-Maids fanatics who will receive things chosen by Gigi and Jasmin.  Unreleased to the public, you just might have to keep it under lock and key! The window to reserve your box closes April 3rd. Don't wait, order now as quantities are limited which means when it's gone, it's gone.
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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. Use sale code KNITMORELANE for 15% off and FREE shipping though Stitches West!

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”! 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!

On The Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin has been working on  Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest, since she got more yarn from Abstract Fiber.

Gigi has an FO, she knitted Genevieve's tube socks, in "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, with a black cuff and toe, reminiscent of the Blackwatch tartan, for Genevieve's #operationsockdrawer #kiltmenow.

Maria is working on the Chevron Baby Blanket from the PurlBee.com in Cascade 220 superwash sport, held double.

 Maria has FOs, the Habitat hat out of On The Round handspun on Etsy, and the Vermonter hat, out of Dragonfly Fibers Supertraveller in Starry Night. She mentions the pompoms by Bernat.

Gigi has been default knitting preemie hats out of leftover yarn, inspired by Jared Flood's Turn A Square hat.

Jasmin needs to figure out what to do so a zipper will look good on the Barberry Cardigan.
She picked up her Calligraphy cardigan in the meantime.

In Stitches:(16:15)

Gigi wore her Brickless.

Maria is wearing her Larch cardigan, her Happy Street, and her Libration cowl. We talk about lining hats and mention that the cashmere ladies are going to be at Stitches.

Jasmin has been wearing her Seneca sweater.
Genevieve has been wearing her Squirrel cardigan and her Duck Sweater.

Events:(24:17)

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.
     - Meet and greet! Saturday 2/21 from 11:30-1 (or until we're done) in the Purlescence Yarns booth 

Maria also will be at Stitches West, say hi! to her and ask her for a button!

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

We are toying with the idea of going to Black Sheep

Contest:(26:01)

Maria picked the next prize for #operationsockdrawer:
Dizzy Blonde Yarn in Martha in green tones.
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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.

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Jasmin mentions substantial sock yarns:
Regia 6-ply, Lollipop Yarns in the Beefcake base and Berry Colorful Yarnings has a substantial base, and Opal also comes in a heavier weight.

Mother Knows Best:(30:32)

This week we talk about how to pack knitting for attending a fiber festival.

When Knitting Attacks:(36:08)

 Gigi had started the Trouvaille kit, by Leslie Thompson from the Knit Girllls podcast, but blew past the point where she needed to do increases. Frogged back.

Jasmin had intended to work on the SPAKAL cardigan, which was AWOL. She couldn't find it. She needs some yarn wound before she could knit more.

Gigi couldn't get gauge when she was swatching for the 1000 Tulips from the Strick Mich! Club.

Review:(41:06)

This week we review Fair Isle Style by Marie Jane Mucklestone

Jasmin mentions Lace Style
 and Scarf Style
 and Scarf Style 2

Straw Into Gold:(55:30)

Gigi has been having issues with the drive band on her wheel. Jasmin talks about using the surgeons' knot to fix the drive band.

Gigi mentions the call for hand spun for the Abraham's Tent project.

And Sew On:(1:00:13)

Gigi finished the Frozen III night gown, Butterick Patterns B4910 in the Olaf print.
She cut yet another night gown and pajama pants out of some fabric with monkeys that Jasmin had. She enjoyed stay stitching all the curved seams.

Jasmin repaired Genevieve's Elsa dress on her Featherweight.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Odd Couple - Episode 320 - The Knitmore Girls

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Have you heard of the mother of all subscription boxes, the Bar-Maids House Special?  A quarterly subscription box, each with a unique theme. The first, was Outlander and if you didn't claim yours, you missed out. It completely sold out! But now is your window of opportunity to snag the second quarter limited edition, Knitmore Girls themed box. The Knitmore Girls House Special not only rewards you with a subscription to happiness, it also admits you to an exclusive club of Bar-Maids fanatics who will receive things chosen by Gigi and Jasmin.  Unreleased to the public, you just might have to keep it under lock and key! The window to reserve your box closes April 3rd. Don't wait, order now as quantities are limited which means when it's gone, it's gone.
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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. Use sale code KNITMORELANE for 15% off and FREE shipping though Stitches West!

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”! 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!

On The Needles:(0:34)

We have some good news with a One Minute Health Update.

Gigi has soaked and dried the pile of preemie hats that she had knitted.
Jasmin hasn't had time to do a lot of knitting, but she has made a bit of progress on her Whizzpopper shawl, by Laura Linneman and she is enjoying it a lot. She mentions the  Opus the Octopus Kit from Infinite Twist.

Jasmin dislikes bamboo needles and has put this shawl on Chiagoo needles. She has ordered more yarn to finish the Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. She is wondering what kind of collar to put it, and Jasmin is thinking about Chic Knit patterns.

Gigi is supposed to finish the last bit of the  Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko for herself, and the  Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL for Genevieve, and seems to have ennui when it comes to finishing the last bit.

We are expecting Maria from Subway Knits, and very excited about it.

Gigi has started on her Trouvaille kit, by Leslie Thompson from the Knit Girllls podcast, instead of finishing almost done items, and is having fun with it. The hand spun that comes in the kit has a lot of body to it. She should knit more with hand spun.

Gigi has swatched for the new kit 1000 Tulips from Martina Behm's Strickmich! Club. 
She has finished knitting a pair of  Genevieve's tube socks, with a toe which is a variation on a toe from Sock Architecture.

In Stitches:(20:20)

Gigi has worn her Sweet Tomato heel socks, the Piers and Waves socks, and her Hitchhiker.
Jasmin has worn her Seneca, her Looped Loop cowl, Genevieve has worn her Playful Stripes cardigan, and her Elmo scarf.

Events:(22:21)

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.
     - Meet and greet! Saturday 2/21 from 11:30-1 (or until we're done) in the Purlescence Yarns booth 

 We are toying with the idea of going to Black Sheep, and we remembered that we will go to
Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery. TBA

Contest:(23:10)

We mention that the do some good contest has concluded, and we talk about some other contests that we have going.

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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.

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We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

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Jasmin says that tOutlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon
Jasmin mentions the Outlander readalong thread in the forum . Gigi has read the German translation Feuer Und Stein (German Edition), and says that the English version seems better. She is happy to hear that there is a new German translator.
 
Mother Knows Best:(29:43)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about 
how to choose buttons for garments.

Jasmin mentions her Twist cardigan.
We mention The Button Emporium and Mood.
Gigi mentions Dorset Buttons, buttons made out of yarn, and Jasmin is wondering what suggestions our listeners will put in the forum thread.

When Knitting Attacks:(36:45)

Gigi had yarn left over from her  "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, which lives in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective, and decided to knit socks for Genevieve. She  forgot to knit the socks for her in ribbing instead of stockinette. Jasmin mentions Genevieve's tube socks patterns.

Review:(38:18)

This week we review Knockout Knits, by Laura Nelkin

Jasmin suggests looking at Laura Nelkin's other patterns, too, on Ravelry.

Jasmin mentions Laura, the Joy of Cooking Fairy.

Straw Into Gold:(45:49)

Gigi has filled a bobbin, trying to break in her Matchless. Jasmin mentions the Comprehensive Spinning class that the knitting group took from Sandi (of Purlescence fame).
Also, she has been spinning on her Turkish Delight, plying what she had spun.

Jasmin has gotten bored with spinning natural colored fiber and is working on a braid of Purl up and Dye, from Purlescence which looks like a spring sky. She is thinking of spinning up yarn to refill her sock drawer.

And Sew On:(50:34)

Gigi has been sewing an Olaf night gown, Butterick Patterns B4910, and all that remains to be done is to attach the bottom ruffle and and a decorative bow.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Heresy - Episode 319 - The Knitmore Girls

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Have you heard of the mother of all subscription boxes, the Bar-Maids House Special?  A quarterly subscription box, each with a unique theme. The first, was Outlander and if you didn't claim yours, you missed out. It completely sold out! But now is your window of opportunity to snag the second quarter limited edition, Knitmore Girls themed box. The Knitmore Girls House Special not only rewards you with a subscription to happiness, it also admits you to an exclusive club of Bar-Maids fanatics who will receive things chosen by Gigi and Jasmin.  Unreleased to the public, you just might have to keep it under lock and key! The window to reserve your box closes April 3rd. Don't wait, order now as quantities are limited which means when it's gone, it's gone.
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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. Use sale code KNITMORELANE for 15% off and FREE shipping though Stitches West!
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 Knitcircus Yarns is pleased as punch to present the Gradient Yoke Sweater Pattern, designed by Amy Detjen. This sweater gives you an exciting and unusual construction; a top-down v-neck raglan. Designed to make the most of a self-striping handpaint, the yoke uses just one skein of gradient yarn, surrounded by coordinating kettle dyes for the body and sleeves. Let our yarn do the color changes for you!
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!  

On The Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin has something new on the needles and is very excited, we got a package to review, with the Whizzpopper and Trouvaille kits, from the Knit Girllls. Jasmin cast on the Whizzpopper as soon as we opened the package.

Gigi usually likes to have a sweater, a shawl and socks on the needles.

Gigi had knitted the Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko for herself, and the  Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL for Genevieve.


She had finished herfinished knitting the Wild Iris cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding, out of Bijou Basin Ranch's Himalayan Trail in the "Sassenach" colorway #kiltmenowKAL.

Gigi also finished the "Je suis prest"colorway Vanilla socks, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh which lives in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective #kiltmenowKAL.

So without any knitting, she knitted a bunch of preemie hats out of left over sock yarn. She also has cast on socks for Genevieve.

She went excavating in Area 51, and she found a cardigan that needs work, she found the Lorelei cowl, and she exhumed a mostly knit white Einstein coat.

Jasmin mentions a yoked cardigan by Hannah Fettig, that one of the Knitting Aunties knitted for Genevieve.

Jasmin is almost finished with the Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest.  And the girls went zipper shopping.

Jasmin has a basket of knits that need to have labels sewn in, or sleeves lengthened, or zippers put in.

In Stitches:(11:15)

Jasmin wore her Mondo Cable cardi, out of Abstract Fiber Miro, and her Looped Loop cowl.

Genevieve wore her color block sweater, her Little Oak Cardigan ("Squirrel sweater"), and her Playful Stripes cardigan ("Annie Sweater", from Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf).

Events:(14:17)

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.
     - Meet and greet! Saturday 2/21 from 11:30-1 (or until we're done) in the Purlescence Yarns booth

Contest:(17:31)
 
Our annual Do Some Good contest has closed!

Winners have been chosen, and the prizes are:


 MJDW - An Erin Lane Bag 
MeshuggeKnitter - A Namaste snap bag trio 
KnittingBander -A signed copy of Eliza's home, by Rachel Herron
YarnMoll won- Cephalopod Traveller yarn, and Riptide Mitt pattern
YorkSett  -Namaste Double Wide circular storage bag
Aritol -The Dishcloth Diva package:
               -Big Fat Soap (by the Bar Maids), a copy of Dishcloth Diva and Dishcloth Diva Knits On!and dishcloths knit by Deb Buckingham herself.


We mention the Good and Cheap cookbook.


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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.

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We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

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Mother Knows Best:(24:53)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
how to deal with sloppy necklines.
We mention Lucy Neatby

When Knitting Attacks:(32:11)

Gigi was ready to block the Mini Waters Edge cardigan, and decided she didn't like how the neck edge looked. So she ripped it out, and is re-knitting the edging.

Also, she tried on her own  Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko and finds that she lengthened the bodice and has thrown off the proportions. She is thinking of lengthening her bodice. Also, lengthening Genevieve's sleeves.

Review:(37:27)

This week we review Graphic Knits, by Alexis Winslow

Jasmin mentions Kauni, and she refers to the knit, Swirl! cardigan

Straw into Gold:(47:34)

Gigi has been spinning a bit on her Matchless.  Also, she has been plying on the Jenkins Turkish Delight drop spindle.

We mention Galina's Support Spindling class "Spinning Gossamer Threads The Yarns of Orenburg"

 Jasmin thinks Gigi needs suggestions as to what to use her bits of handspun for.

And Sew On:(52:09)

Gigi is working on Frozen Nightgown III,  Butterick Patterns B4910 and has cut fabric for yet another one out of monkey print flannel.

Jasmin and Genevieve went to the fabric store and bought a zipper and matching thread.

Friday, January 30, 2015

UFOs to the Rescue - Episode 318 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Have you heard of the mother of all subscription boxes, the Bar-Maids House Special?  A quarterly subscription box, each with a unique theme. The first, was Outlander and if you didn't claim yours, you missed out. It completely sold out! But now is your window of opportunity to snag the second quarter limited edition, Knitmore Girls themed box. The Knitmore Girls House Special not only rewards you with a subscription to happiness, it also admits you to an exclusive club of Bar-Maids fanatics who will receive things chosen by Gigi and Jasmin.  Unreleased to the public, you just might have to keep it under lock and key! The window to reserve your box closes April 3rd. Don't wait, order now as quantities are limited which means when it's gone, it's gone.
 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
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. Use sale code KNITMORELANE for 15% off and FREE shipping though Stitches West!

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
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!  

On the Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin is working on the  Frozen Throne colorway socks by Gourmet Stash, and we mention the awesome Twinset Design ladies.

Gigi has been working on her Mystik Spiral socks out of Mint Rain in the Ocean Depth colorway.
Jasmin is working on the sleeves of the Barberry Cardigan out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. Jasmin is contemplating whether
she should work on her #matchymatchyKAL or start knitting on her latest #SPAKAL. Jasmin mentions Jen of Commuter Knitter Podcast.

Gigi finished the "Je suis prest"colorway Vanilla socks, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh which lives in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective #kiltmenowKAL.

Gigi is working on crocheting Cletus out of Beastly Crochet in Manos. Also, thrilling Melanie of the Savvy Girls podcast with my crochet.

Gigi is knitting preemie hats out of swap yarn.

Gigi  is working on the sewing in the grosgrain buttonband of the  Girl'sVictorian Coat .
She mentions the buttonband tutorial by Eunny Jang (which we can't find, now)

In Stitches:(17:01)

Jasmin has worn her handspun Seneca her Looped Loop cowl, and a furry bulky scarf from high school.

We talk about Niebling shawls and mentions Galina's advice.

Genevieve has been wearing her Playful Stripes cardigan, and we gush about the Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf Book. Also, she has been wearing her flower wristers.

Events:(25:26)

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.
     - Meet and greet! Saturday 2/21 from 11:30-1 (or until we're done) in the Purlescence Yarns booth

Contest:(26:17)

Our annual Do Some Good contest has closed!

Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit others than your immediate friends and family.

For the first hundred entries, the prizes are:

-The Dishcloth Diva package:
     -Prize includes: Big Fat Soap (by the Bar Maids), a copy of Dishcloth Diva and Dishcloth Diva Knits On!and dishcloths knit by Deb Buckingham herself.

 - An Erin Lane Bag
 - A Namaste snap bag trio

For each additional 50 entries, we will add another prize.


We will be announcing winners next week.
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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.
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We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

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Mother Knows Best:(31:22)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
what we do with knitwear that Genevieve has outgrown. Let us know what you do with your outgrown knitwear.

Jasmin mentions the love blanket.

When Knitting Attacks:(42:46)

Jasmin is worried about having enough yarn for the Barberry sweater. Matter of fact, she is sure she doesn't have enough. So she ordered some more yarn from Abstract Fiber.

Gigi has been test knitting a striped preemie hat pattern, and the stripes didn't show up in her knitting.
Gigi has a hard time untangling the hexagons from a knitted piece that she is using to knit preemie hats.

Review:(48:40)

This week we review Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps & Scarves

We reference Romi Hill's beautiful designs.

Straw Into Gold:(57:39)

Gigi has been trying to spin at least 15 minutes every night this year. We blame this new, bizzare behavior on listening to Diestel from the Urbane Spinnstube.

Her Matchless lives at Jasmin's house, and at her own house, she uses spindles, the Jenkins Turkish Drop Spindle. and the Bosworth Spindle.  This week she has been working on breaking in her matchless, and oiling it a lot.  Also, Genevieve has been helping, by sitting on her lap and holding the fiber.

And Sew On:(1:00:19)

Gigi has finished Frozen Nightgown II. Butterick Patterns B4910
She accidentally picked up some Olaf flannel at the store, for yet another nightgown.  She is wishing for a rolled hem/hemmer foot for 5/8' hem. The Olaf buttons she saw seem to be better for scrap booking than garments.