Thursday, December 14, 2017

Wimple - Episode 459 - The Knitmore Girls

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 We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy! 

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit!
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On the Needles:(0:37)
Jasmin stared her “Frosted” sweater. She’s calling it “Frozen hearts”, because PINK HEARTS.
She also mentions Plum Deluxe Tea. Jasmin mentions the Lina hat.


Gigi is knitting 2 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, the other pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way. Turned the heel


Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl. Gigi is working on her Sockhead cowl out of Knitcircus gradient Greatest of Ease 150, merino, nylon, 600 yds.


Gigi rinsed the yarn for the Russell Street Shawl and balled it up, she only needs to need to pick needles.
She rinsed the yarn for the Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, balled it up, it needs needles.
She is working on the Purlbreak shawl, she started the stripes.
Preemie hat in Barley pattern out of leftover sock yarn finished, new hat out of Kroy started.


In Stitches:(10:19)
Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Quynn hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl , the Knitmoregirls cowl  and the Sothia shawl.
Jasmin and Gigi talk about making some designs by Sivia Harding, particularly Harmonia's Rings.
Jasmin: resistance hat, bulky green cowl, 3 color cashmere cowl, breezy cardigan. Genevieve: Olivia hat, little oak cardigan. Rex: and Quynn hat, Mouse a cookie sweater.




Jasmin mentions the Prairie Girls podcast


Events:(28:09)


Contest:(28:50)
#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.
#grinchalong
Jasmin mentions AnnTudor stitchmarkers


Mother Knows Best:(31:09)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? about hats to sleep in.
We mention the Quynn hat, the Knit Girllls podcast, Alison Hyde's Wrapped in Comfort.


Jasmin mentions the Jade Sapphire Duo kit from which she knitted a hat for Andrew.
And she suggests Bison Merino blend for luxury touches.


When Knitting Attacks:(41:04)
Gigi was kitchenering the toe of the Vanilla is the New Black sock and dropped a stitch.  It ran.  


Review:(42:58)
This week we review Slow Knitting, by Hannah Thiessen
Jasmin mentions the Einstein coat, Llama llama gram and grandpa. and Shari from Morro Fleece works


Holidays with the Knitmores:(55:50)
Decorations  and cookies. The Kids have been reading BB8 on the Run!


Straw Into Gold:(1:01:22)
Jasmin spins at the end of the day to unwind.


And Sew On:(1:03:19)
Gigi sewed both shoulder seams. Set in both sleeves. Hemmed the cuffs, sewed in bias tape
measured Genevieve's wrists for elastic, and sewed in the elastic.



Friday, December 8, 2017

Derailed - Episode 458 - The Knitmore Girls


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Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!
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 We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy! 

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit!

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On the Needles:(0:44)

Jasmin mentions the OXO sweater dryer.

Jasmin finished Gigi’s cashmere scarf, and needs to full Andrew’s cashmere scarf. He bought a fancy lucite fulling plunger. Jasmin has Video One, and Video Two where she fulls some handspun yak. Then she will sew on the embroidered labels from Sterling, which Julie did the design for.

Gigi is knitting 2 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, the other pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way.
Also, she has picked some grey Regia, to make a pair for herself. They will need modifications for optimal fit.

Jasmin found an amazing sweater to knit from Tellybeanknits with Must Stash Yarn

Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl. She is thinking of weaving Genevieve's scarf. Gigi is working on her Sockhead cowl out of Knitcircus gradient Greatest of Ease 150, merino, nylon, 600 yds.

Gigi rinsed the yarn for the Russell Street Shawl and balled it up.
She rinsed the yarn for the Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, balled it up
She is working on the Purlbreak cowl.
Preemie hat in Barley pattern out of leftover sock yarn.

In Stitches:(20:26)
Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl , the knitmoregirls cowl


Events:(25:03)January 6th

Contest:(25:34)
#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.
Jasmin mentions AnnTudor stitchmarkers

Mother Knows Best:(31:49)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? about bags. Jasmin mentions Coach and Kate Spade bags. Jasmin mentions Petunia Picklebottom.

When Knitting Attacks:(37:40)
Gigi was bored with her knitting, and wanted to cast on something cheerful, balled up the yarn for the Purlbreak cowl out of Oink Pigments. Ballwinder wound the yarn on the bias last week. Started knitting and it was a case of acute yarn barf. Took two sessions to untangle

Review:(40:33)
This week we review The Geometry of Hand Sewing, by Natalie Chanin
Gigi wonders about pouncing powder.

And Sew On:(51:47)
Gigi sewed shoulder seams with Genevieve. Couldn't see what she was doing, seams turned out crooked. Pulled the seams out. She stitched the rows for setting in the sleeve. Set in one sleeve. She finds that she needs to do more sewing.

Holidays with the Knitmores:(55:50)

Deck those halls! Piano music. Easy Piano book