Thursday, August 16, 2018

Nutritional Equivalent of Cotton Candy - Episode 494 - The Knitmore Girls

#firstlast #firstgrade #school
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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Since 2008, Black Trillium Fibres has been dedicated to two things: great color and quality yarn.  However, those two things alone cannot adequately describe the incredible joy of being a part of such a creative, diverse and supportive society of crafters and artisans.  So here’s to the next ten years and a new layer of commitment: to our family, our community, and beyond.  You’ll find us at blacktrilliumfibres.com – we look forward to crafting a beautiful world with you!

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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.
 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.

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Join Little Skein for our 3rd annual summer knitalong, Sock School. Knit some socks and read a favorite book. We’ll have support in the Little Skein Ravelry group, lots of encouragement, prizes and, of course, school supplies. Starting June 23 and going through Labor Day, we’ll have Sock School kits, new yarns inspired by your favorite picture books, and commemorative project bags. Links to the knitalong and the Little Skein shop are in the shownotes.

On the Needles:(0:31)
Gigi is working on her Purlbreak.
Jasmin has made progress on her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the Fading Lines by Joji Locatelli.
Rustic fingering base, "Shades of Jade" Gradient, by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.

Gigi cast on the Vitamin D for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL sweater, and is knitting the sleeves.
Jasmin is making some progress on her Worsted Boxy out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Worsted
in the “Parkland” colorway.

Gigi is knitting socks in Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy
Gigi soaked and rinsed the yarn for the Ridgeline Cowl.
Jasmin made some progress on her Knitmore Depth cowl.
Gigi has been inspired to knit a Sockhead cowl.
Gigi, also has a preemie hat on the needles in Regia.

Events: (8:24)
- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started
- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018.
- Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day
- Vogue Live San Francisco: September 21-23

Mother Knows Best:(12:43)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?"  about dreaded garter curl
Jasmin likes the OXO sweater dryers.

Review:(19:47)
This week we review  Knit Accessories, Essentials & Variations, by Kate Atherley
Jasmin references Susan B Anderson's Kids Knitting Workshop

Purloined:(24:34)
This week we purloin Books, from the Knit Girllls
Women’s Work : The First 20000 years, by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

Straw into Gold:(29:35)
Jasmin PLIES, and spins a little on her sparkly Device 1.3

Short Rows:(31:52)
Genevieve is weaving on a Cricket loom with Little Red Bicycle yarn.
Jasmin made Genevieve's first day of school shirt (above) with a Cricut Maker.

And Sew On:(38:23)
Gigi is working on a flannel shirt. plackets on sleeves done. Sleeves are set in, underarm seams are done

Next step is doing cuffs.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Bilingual Tape Measure - Episode 493 - The Knitmore Girls



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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.
Akerworks: We like making things.
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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


btscalloppurple
Since 2008, Black Trillium Fibres has been dedicated to two things: great color and quality yarn.  However, those two things alone cannot adequately describe the incredible joy of being a part of such a creative, diverse and supportive society of crafters and artisans.  So here’s to the next ten years and a new layer of commitment: to our family, our community, and beyond.  You’ll find us at blacktrilliumfibres.com – we look forward to crafting a beautiful world with you!

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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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Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.


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On the Needles:(0:42)

Gigi has picked up her Purlbreak again, and is planning to knit another one, she likes it so much.

Jasmin is slowly working on a  Knitmore Vanilla Sock, with the Cynthia variation, made out of
Gigi is working on a pair of socks in Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy
in Cadet Blue .These socks have no heel flap and no gusset stitches
Jasmin has made some progress on her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the Fading Lines by
Joji Locatelli. Rustic fingering base, "Shades of Jade" Gradient, by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.


Gigi cast on the Vitamin D for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL sweater, and finished the
raglan shaping of the yoke and separated the different pieces, and is knitting the sleeves.  


Jasmin is swatching for a custom-dyed sweater from Frost Yarns. Separate Ways, from
Interpretations Volume 5, by Joji Locatelli. Swatch was too transparent, so she threw it in the dryer.
Gigi soaked and rinsed the yarn for the Ridgeline Cowl.
Gigi, also has a preemie hat on the needles in Regia.
Events: (13:13)
- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started
- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018.
- June 1st: Great Knit Off! The Knitmore Girls colorway benefits the International Rescue Committee! Ended 7/31
- Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day
- Vogue Live San Francisco: September 21-23

Mother Knows Best:(17:06)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?"  about picking contrast yarn
Gigi mentions a colorwheel.


When Knitting Attacks:(24:22)
Gigi pulled yarn for a Jessica Jones cowl for Jasmin.  Pattern is written for fingering weight, yarn is bulky.
Gigi lost a game of chicken with the Purlbreak.
Preemie hat . She was going to do the crown with a pattern from Firmament, but the patterns continue
out of the pattern on the brim.

Review:(28:44)
This week we review  Coastal Crochet, by Karen Whooley

Straw into Gold:(37:20)
Jasmin PLIES! Jasmin mentions the Will Taylor Kate, and the Aker Kate

And Sew On:(40:33)
Gigi is working on a camp shirt. Pocket is done, fronts are attached to back, collar is sewn, plackets
on sleeves done. Sleeves are set in, underarm seams are done
She spent two evenings getting the tension right on the rescue serger.  
Gigi mentions her serger book.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Benevolent Dictator - Episode 492 - The Knitmore Girls

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Listen here:

This week's episode is sponsored by:



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So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.

Akerworks: We like making things.
EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e
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

btscalloppurple
Since 2008, Black Trillium Fibres has been dedicated to two things: great color and quality yarn.  However, those two things alone cannot adequately describe the incredible joy of being a part of such a creative, diverse and supportive society of crafters and artisans.  So here’s to the next ten years and a new layer of commitment: to our family, our community, and beyond.  You’ll find us at blacktrilliumfibres.com – we look forward to crafting a beautiful world with you!

erinLane_logo_512px_zpsc0dd1208
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 
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.

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Join Little Skein for our 3rd annual summer knitalong, Sock School. Knit some socks and read a favorite book. We’ll have support in the Little Skein Ravelry group, lots of encouragement, prizes and, of course, school supplies. Starting June 23 and going through Labor Day, we’ll have Sock School kits, new yarns inspired by your favorite picture books, and commemorative project bags. Links to the knitalong and the Little Skein shop are in the shownotes.

On the Needles:(0:35)
Jasmin has been listening to Actually Knitting, In A Sknit, and she reminisces about the Dryad shawl.
She also mentions the interview with the very charming Stephen West
Gigi has picked up her Purlbreak again,and is planning to knit another one, she likes it so much.
Jasmin is slowly working on a  Knitmore Vanilla Sock, with the Cynthia variation, made out of
She is thinking of making another Knitmore Vanilla sock.
She mentions other socks: Lucy Neatby's short row heel, Lara Neel's Fork In the Road Socks,
Susan B. Anderson's Smooth Operator sock, and BostonJen knitting a Non_Euclidian heel


Gigi had a guest who needed some knitting, she finished half a square on Gigi's Welcome Blanket, (her colors
are two shades of purple, and two shades of green).
Jasmin has split for the armholes on her Boxy out of Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio worsted in the
“Parkland” colorway.


Jasmin has started her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the Fading Lines by Joji Locatelli. Shades of Jade,


Jasmin talks about the big sweater box bags from Little Skein in the Big Wool.
Gigi cast on the Vitamin D for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL sweater, and finished row 38.


Jasmin is swatching for a custom-dyed sweater from Frost Yarns. Separate Ways, from
Interpretations Volume 5,
by Joji Locatelli.
Gigi is working on a pair of socks in Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy
in Cadet Blue.
One sock has all its heel increases.  These socks have no heel flap and no gusset stitches to pick up.
Gigi, also has a new preemie hat on the needles in Regia.
Jasmin worked some more on her Tale as Old as Time cowl, and she is thinking of crocheting the ears for the


Events: (24:50)
- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started
- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018.
- June 1st: Great Knit Off! The Knitmore Girls colorway benefits the International Rescue Committee!
Ended 7/31
Tour de Fleece: July 7-29. Fín.
Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day


Mother Knows Best:(30:43)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?"  about how to be
philosophical and positive about knitting attacks. How do you handle it? Let us know.


When Knitting Attacks:(36:39)
Gigi started the Vitamin D cardigan three times, used a highlighter for stitch markers in the pattern,
and used a different color to highlight sleeves.
Jasmin ordered the wrong stitch markers, then DIY fixed them
Gigi lost a game of chicken with the Purlbreak.


Review:(41:33)
This week we review  Firmament, Stellar Stitches For Your Next Adventure, by Hunter Hammersen
(PREORDER LINK WILL BE HERE)


Straw into Gold:(46:30)
Jasmin PLIES! She finished spinning another of Nicole Frost's batts (rose gold batts). She’s been plying
up a storm. Jasmin enthuses about the Akerworks Kate.


And Sew On:(51:16)

Gigi is working on a camp shirt. Textbook directions were rather optimistic.