Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Food Pyramid of Knitting - Episode 301 - The Knitmore Girls

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Sock on left, Happy Howloween (Lollipop Yarns), on right Hocus Pocus (Mint Rain)
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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.
Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.
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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:(0:37)

Gigi has finished the first sleeve of the Water's Edge and is working on the second one #matchymatchyKAL. There is discussion about buttons, and Genevieve's Mini Water's Edge.
We are doing #projectSweaterChest with Susan B. Anderson, and #FitFlatterFeelWonderfulKAL with Susan B. Anderson and the Knit Girllls.

Jasmin is working on the Hocus Pocus socks from Mint Rain for #operationsockdrawer. Also the Knit Girllls are having a Halloween Craft Along that you could double dip.

Gigi has bound off the Asterope, and she is planning to cast on a Sivia Harding design from Book of Cowls out of Bijou Basin, Himalayan Trail Yarn.

Gigi has finished the vanilla socks in the animal print pattern and has cast on tubesocks for Genevieve. She has also finished the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I, out of Wildfoote, and started the Linaria Bipartita, and she is knitting on Mystik Spiral socks, she has one pair out of Regia Mini Ringel, one out of Opal Van Gogh, Ocean Depth out of Mint Rain.

Jasmin is knitting on her #CountDownToOutlander, #KiltMeKnowKAL socks in the Outlander colorway from Voolenvine, in the Lush base

Gigi has balled up her "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh for a pair of socks, put it in her tartan bag from the Caithness Craft Collective, and is looking for a sock pattern to knit it out of.

Loose Ends:(13:27)

Jasmin talks about our Dreadfully Delayed Interview Series: Franklin Habit, Maggie Jackson, Jane Patrick and Barry Schacht, Jean Frost, Sandi Rosner. Ten more to come.

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We are still doing the Knitmore-A-long labels printed and provided by Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

Events:(16:54)

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Contest:(19:57)

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.

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!), a skein of sock yarn in the "Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh.

Winners this week are:

Himalayan Trail by Bijou Basin is going to

Wilfulmina, Kristiesharp and AndeeKF.

A skein of sock yarn in the colorway "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh goes to KeeponKnitting
 
Gourmet Stash sent more prizes for the #CountDownToOutlander 
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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture 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.

Winner of the Dizzy Blonde Studios yarn: VickiBrown

Mother Knows Best:(26:43)

This week Gigi talks about having an effective closet.

When Knitting Attacks:(30:01)

Gigi managed to knit her Dianthus superbus socks on different size needles. One sock is too tight to fit comfortably. And, she cast on for the Linaria Bipartita out of Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, and turned he cuff inside out.

Review:(32:50)

This week we are reviewing Brioche Chic, by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark

Straw Into Gold:(42:16)

Jasmin plied the last little bit of singles that were left from her SPAKAL project

Gigi did a bit of spinning but needs to see her wheel so she can remember to spin 15 minutes a day.

We mention how much we like the Knit Girllls'  Stash Dash.

Jasmin is tasting tribbles from Gourmet Stash.

And Sew On:(45:09)

Gigi has been sewing on the Nemesis dress for Melanie from the Savvy Girls.

Jasmin and Gigi have been sewing up a storm of project bags. You can find the tutorial here.

We mention bags by Erin Lane and the Fat Squirrel Speaks, Omnigrid rulers. Jasmin waxes rhapsodic about her Singer Featherweight sewing machine.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

For Better or for Wool - Episode 300 - The Knitmore Girls

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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.
Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.
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If you haven't seen the new Megan Pouchlet by Namaste you'll want to!  This handy morsel of goodness is larger than a Jemma Pouch and smaller than a Devin Wristlet, so the size is really ideal.  It's got a wristlet strap and is perfect for storing keys, credit cards, notions, or other small items.  When you wanna grab and go, grab for your Megan Pouchlet.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.com.   
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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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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring the new Opal Sweet and Spicy 2 collection, as well as restocks of all the colors of the Hundertwasser collection.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com .


On The Needles:(0:40)

Jasmin is working on #projectsweaterchest #SPAKAL2014, the Harvest sweater. Jasmin managed to conquer the armhole pooch. She is using a load of Clover Locking Ring Markers
 and from toplittlerock and christianery on ebay. She mentions Chic patterns. Gigi mentions Frankin Habit.

Gigi is starting loads of Mystik Spiral socks, she has one pair out of Regia Mini Ringel, one out of Opal Van Gogh, Ocean Depth out of Mint Rain.

Jasmin mentions her Hocus Pocus socks from Mint Rain, her Outlander socks, Happy Howloween socks in the Beefcake base from Lollipop Yarns, for #operationsockdrawer.
She asks how our listeners want to see pictures of the prizes.

Gigi is loving her animal print socks.

Jasmin talks about the Fit, Flatter, Feel Good KAL [#FFFWKAL] in conjunction with #operationsweaterchest.

She is gushing about her Breezy Cardigan, and mentions Marly Bird's Curvy Knits  Craftsy Class. Jasmin also recommends Elizabeth Doherty's very polished patterns #FFFWKAL.

Loose Ends:(19:50)

Jasmin talks about our Dreadfully Dealayed Interview Series: Franklin Habit, Maggie Jackson, Jane Patrick and Barry Schacht, Jean Frost, Sandi Rosner. Ten more to come.

We mention the interview with Galina.

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We are still doing the Knitmore-Along labels printed and provided by Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

Events:(23:33)

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

We talk about our Swift and Ballwinder tasting at Purlescence.

The top swifts that were tasted were:
the Mama Bear table top swift, 
the Ultra Umbrella Swift with counter by Schacht,

Jasmin also mentions her beautiful Bluster Bay swift.

And the top ball winders were:
Strauch 
Nancy's Knit Knacks

Contest:(42:21)

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture 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.

Next prize is a  skein of sockyarn by Dizzy Blonde Studios.

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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.

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!), a skein of sock yarn in the "Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and yarn and fiber from Gourmet Stash.

Mother Knows Best:(44:54)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
starting a podcast.

Jasmin recommends Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, and 2Knit Lit Chicks

When Knitting Attacks:(1:02:49)

Gigi bemoans the fact that she has mangled a pair of Sock Rockets.
 
Purloined:(1:04:26)

This week we are purloining "Road Trip" by the Commuter Knitter

We went to Stitch Sewing Lab in Berkeley.

We met Jacquie Grant from New Zealand of the New Zealand Auto Knitter Sock Knitting Machines. Here are her fantastic Vimeo tutorials.

Review:(1:12:32)

This week we review The Fall 2014 Brooklyn Tweed Collectio

(Some of these would be amazing for the #kiltmeknowKAL

Straw Into Gold:(1:23:32)

While Gigi set up the Victoria to spin, her Julia got repaired. She managed to get attacked by her spinning before she found her stride again.

And Sew On:(1:27:10)

Gigi is still working on the dress for Genevieve Simplicity 2265, but thinks that the Nemesis dress for Melanie from the Savvy Girls should get finished soonest.

Thank You:(1:29:34)

Thank you all! Also, if you purchase things from our sponsors, please let them know that you heard from them on our podcast.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Director's Cut - Jean Frost - The Knitmore Girls

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The House that Jack Built (referenced at the beginning)
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Jean's other books (Stitches for Tailored Knits, Custom Knit Jackets: Casual to Couture)
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lit like Vegas - Episode 299 - The Knitmore Girls

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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.
Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.
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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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On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has a finished object: she used leftover  Witchy Woman by Lollipop Yarn, to knit tube socks for Genevieve. Jasmin is working on the Barberry Cardigan out of Abstract Fiber Rothko, for #matchymatchyKAL

Jasmin is gushing about the Celestarium, that she wants to knit out of Gourmet Stash yarn. Leslie from the Knit Girlls told her to go ahead.

She also is blaming the Mint Rain sock yarn for her staying up to late and knitting.

Gigi is working on the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I,

Jasmin is working on a sock for her #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL out of the Outlander colorway from Voolenvine in the Lush base, in the Fraser Tartan project bag from Caithness Craft Collective.

She is knitting on stripey socks in the Halloween colorway Hocus Pocus from Mint Rain,
socks in Hannukah Stripes by Quere Fiber., with her "Dark Tardis" colorway for the toe and heel. There is progress on the Planum socks out of Biscotte & Cie.

Gigi has finished the Schnozberry socks, and  has cast on Vanilla socks out of Fortissima Socka in an animal print. She is also working on Mystik Spiral Socks in Ocean Depth from Mint Rain.

Jasmin has been working on the SPAKAL cardigan again, and  she has modified the armhole increases.

We mentions that Marly Bird has a Craftsy class that includes making duct tape busts [50% off discount through that link, courtesy of the lovely Marly]. Jasmin talks about the Fit, Flatter and Feel Good Knit-Along.

Suggested books:

Little Red in the City, by Ysolda Teague
Knit to Flatter, by Amy Herzog
The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, by Ann Budd

Events:(23:07)

- Saturday, September 20th, we are  hosting a Swift Tasting at Purlescence
- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Mother Knows Best:(30:02)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
blocking sweaters. Jasmin mentions the OXO Folding Sweater Dryer, SOAK Wool Wash, Blocking Wires, the Scunci SteamerArianne by Chic Knits, Blocking Squares by CocoKnits, and Stainless Steel T Pins.

Contest:(38:18)

This weeks winner is 3trees.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture 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.

Next prize is a  skein of sockyarn by Dizzy Blonde Studios.

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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.

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)... AND, a new prize has come in last week:

A skein of sock yarn in the colorway "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh


When Knitting Attacks:(42:46)

Jasmin has been attacked by her Cointreau cowl, by Thea Coleman out of Himalayan Trails by Bijou Basin. 

She found a new pattern by Purl Soho [Structured Alpaca Cowl] on the #SoakWashChallenge. She is going to knit the Cointreau out of Lisa Souza's cashmere in squashblossom.

Dream in color sent us some Everlasting yarn, that looks like abalone. Gigi had suggested that Jasmin knit the yarn in the Blueberry Waffle pattern, but it didn't show, ripped. Jasmin finished her barberpole hopper socks.

Purloined:(49:16)

This week we are purloining from either Commuter Knitter or Down Cellar Studio

Review:(58:44)

This week we review Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, by Gretchen Hirsch

We also mention Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing

And Sew On:(1:14:37)

Gigi sewed the name tag into Genevieve's dress using a catch stitch. She also sewed the flower and put elastic into the panties. She still needs to sew button holes. Simplicity 2265

Jasmin talks about the Featherweight that got tuned up at Ray's. Jasmin gushes about Amy Beth's ( The Fat Squirrel Speaks) project bags and the Erin Lane Bags.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Director's Cut - Sandi Rosner - The Knitmore Girls

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Crazy is a Good Color on Us - Episode 298 - The Knitmore Girls

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Just outside the line of what we really want to talk about is that what you put on the inside is just as important as what goes on the outside.  A healthy diet, suitable exercise, proper posture, and plenty of rest effects the outside as much as the inside and demonstrates that we treat ourselves with care, love, and respect.

Now…in keeping with our topic, we may be crossing a line somewhere but we’re going to give it to you as straight up as we know.  Don’t Walk!  Run -  Fine Line Serum over your little wrinkly parts, you know those places: upper lip, eye and crows feet areas, forehead, neck.  Arguably, no cream or lotion can halt or reverse the passage of time, and this includes wrinkles and lines, BUT to some extent we   are able to control the visible signs of aging. Let’s face it, aging occurs (that’s a good thing considering the alternative), and the skin gradually loses its elasticity and natural moisture.  But certain areas can use a tad more moisture of skin loving oils like those found in Bar-Maids Fine Line Serum. Argan, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Grapeseed oils. Packaged in an roller ball applicator, a little goes a long way. Psst…it doesn’t even matter if it’s a straight wrinkly line or not.
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The newest innovation from the Namaste sisters is the Poppins bag.  This bag opens wide and is surprisingly spacious despite it's compact appearance.  Super cute design with magnetic top closures to allow you to knit out of your closed bag (and separate fibers if you wish) with no worries of snagging your precious fibers.  2 external zipper pockets and plenty more inside, including internal tool storage slots- this bag is awesome.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.com
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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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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring the new Regia Pop Art and Denim.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 
On The Needles:(0:33)

We remind our listeners of the three interviews that we just put up recently: Franklin Habit, Maggie Jackson, and Jane Patrick and Barry Schacht. More interviews will be pushed live on sundays.

Jasmin has a lot of socks on the needles, she is thrilled with the Hannukah Stripes by Quere Fiber.
Correction: We mispronounced the name of the lovely Fiber Dyer Mint Rain, who sent us lovely yarn for #operationsockdrawer.

Jasmin is knitting socks in the colorway Hocus Pocus, by Mint Rain, and Gigi has cast on socks in Ocean Depths, also by Mint Rain. We wound them up into Wickelknäuel, which look like everlasting Gobstoppers, to make their good looks shine even more. Directions for this technique can be found on Susan B. Anderson's website.

Jasmin worked on her  socks from Cephalopod yarns out of the Barberpole Hopper colorway  
and she is knitting "Frozen" socks for Genevieve (Claire Devine's Planum pattern out of Biscotte &Cie).

Gigi has finished a pair of tube socks for Genevieve out of Fluormania #operationsockdrawer, #matchynatchyKAL. She also purloined the Blueberry Waffle pattern (free on Ravelry), from Dr Gemma, and is knitting the socks out of Austermann Step.

Jasmin is working on her Harvest cardigan, the SPAKAL sweater.

We are talking about Susan B. Anderson's idea of #projectsweaterchest. Jasmin has gone around the bend.  We are going to launch a long term knit-along project, to knit ten or twelve sweaters. Jasmin has been talking to Leslie of the Knit Girllls, planning this project. More details on this craziness next week.We will launch this September 21.

Jasmin talks about Sock Architecture by Lara Neel, which we reviewed last week, and she wants to knit her way through the book, using Regia.

Gigi has finished knitting the lace of the Asterope, and only needs to do the crochet bind-off. She also has cast on a pair of tube socks for Genevieve. Cuffs out of Heritage 150, body out of Witchy Woman by Lollipop Yarn.

Events:(18:15)

- September 20 from 2pm-6pm: We are hosting a Swift tasting at Purlescence

- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Also we talked about Homecrafts at the Monterey County Fair.

We were very happy to see Carolina Homespun's booth at the Monterey Wool Auction.
Jasmin mentions observing Judith MacKenzie McCuin judging fleece, and Anatomical Erin entering knitting at a show.

Contest:(28:32)

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture 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.

Next weeks prize is a copy of Sock Architecture

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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.

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)... AND, a new prize has come in this week:

A skein of sock yarn in the colorway "Je suis prest", from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh

Mother Knows Best:(33:53)

We are talking about making mistakes being opportunities for learning.

When Knitting Attacks:(35:05)

Jasmin's Harvest Cardigan is suffering form armhole pooch.

Gigi's messed up the toe of her Schnozberry socks, out of Neon Now. She managed to knit too many stitches on waste yarn for the afterthought heel for the Gooseberry Waffle socks. We mention the TwinSet Designs podcast.

Jasmin worked on a pair of socks from Cephalopod yarns out of the Barberpole Hopper colorway (#operationsockdrawer), but forgot to take her waste yarn with her and had to improvise.

Gigi had blocked the Rocky Coast cardigan, and discovered that a straight up and down sweater doesn't really fit her. Next time she will build in increases, to accommodate her shape.

She was working on the Witchy Woman tube socks and managed to create some more ends to weave in, needlessly.

Also, she cast on the Ocean Depths colorway from Mint Rain Yarns, with a Sock Architecture pattern. The stripey yarn wanted an plain pattern.

Purloined:(51:17)

This week we are purloining Chai from the Knit Knit Cafe podcast, hosted by the lovely Abby.

Clothes on Shows:(53:03)

We talk about Outlander. We love watching it, and then re-watching it with the commentary by Ronald Moore.  There is a scene of wool waulking.

Gigi mentions Sam Heughan and the Heughligans, and Terry Dresbach (the costume designer) and proposes "Dresbachanalian" as a term for her fans.

Review:(57:05)

This week we review Beastly Crochet by Brenda K.B. Anderson

We mention Halos of Hope

And Sew On:(1:05:18)

Gigi is still working on the dress for Genevieve, (Simplicity 2265) and finds the hand sewing soothing.

She ran into a snag when it came to sewing in button holes. September is National Sewing Month.