Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lost in the Dryer - Episode 451 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin is test knitting the Frosted Top for Lisa Ross out of Lisa Souza Supersport.
Gigi is knitting 3 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks, one out of Patons Kroy, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings .

Jasmin picked up the Baa-ble hat while she was waiting for the Elsa Blue.


Gigi started weaving in ends of the  Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket.

The Knitmores are trying to figure out an efficient system for blocking lots of squares.
Gigi finished blocking her shawl from the Knitalong! This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread. The Knitmores are trying to figure out an efficient system for blocking lots of squares.

Jasmin found small quilt clips and really likes them.
Jasmin has been commissioned to knit a ponytail hat for Genevieve.
Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl.
Sam needs a few hats.
Events:(19:59)
PIQF recap. Jasmin mentions Turn
Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Contest:(33:46)
#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.
Jasmin is cooking up a new contest, TBA.
New Prize: 2 Lolo body bars: Juicy Pear and Blackberry sage. Winner announced in episode 452

Mother Knows Best:(37:10)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?” thread, about swatching for colorfastness. Jasmin describes the process in a blog post. She mentions Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton

When Knitting Attacks:(45:32)
Gigi overshot the point to start heel increases for one sock, and had to tink back for five rows

Review:(49:34)
This week we review: Elemental Collection and Circled by Woolly Wormhead

Gigi mentions Woolly Wormhead's Mystery KAL CANT FIND THE LINK!

And Sew On:(58:55)
Gigi took the Edge Finishing class at PIQF





Thursday, October 12, 2017

Klingon Linguistics - Episode 450 - 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
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No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com

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Grab your needles and play some Beatles with Jimmy Beans’ new British Invasion kit! This smashing sampler includes eight different yarns from across the pond, rich with different fibers and textures. The kit also includes the Mosaic Tiles Cowl pattern by Heather Boyd, so you can work up your samples into a cozy colorwork creation. Indulge in new yarns from the U.K. without the commitment of buying full skeins! Head over to jimmybeanswool.com, keywords: British Invasion.

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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! At Rhinebeck? Come visit our booth at Rhinebeck: 11&12 in Building C and we have beautiful new yarns, including Baby Camel/silk fingering and Nyam Merino/cashmere!
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On the Needles:(0:32)
Jasmin is excited about her knitting! She loves fair isle. She is test knitting a hat with snowflakes, and Rex has requested one, too.  And Genevieve has requested a sweater to go with the sweater as well. Jasmin mentions gradient kits from Black Trillium.
Jasmin is test knitting the Frosted Top for Lisa Ross out of Lisa Souza Supersport.

She picked up the Baa-ble hat.

Gigi finished knitting her shawl from the Knitalong! This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread. Gigi is looking for a new project to knit. Planning to knit Stephen West’s new updated garterstitch daybreak, called the Purlbreak , in a color gradient  from Oink Pigments, with a neutral background color.  

Gigi finished the last bit of weaving in of ends of the Sidewalk Sweater.

And Genevieve tried on the Mini Water's Edge cardigan.

Gigi had found some finished blanket square that need to be blocked to a ten inch size . The Knitmores are trying to figure out an efficient system for blocking lots of squares.
Genevieve tried on the Girl's Victorian coat.
The buttons are catching on the fabric, and we need to come up with a solution.
Jasmin is working on Baa-ble hats for the kids.

Gigi excavated in Area 51 and found a red pre ravelry project to finish.
Finished weaving in all the ends on Mishke cardigan, which now needs to be blocked
Gigi finished three Barley hats out of Alpenglow Yarn .
Gigi was making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:
The neon green, yellow, tomato red, orange, petroleum blue, dark lavender and sapphire blue are done.  She was working on teal. Two more colors are left. She ran out of background grey. (This project is on hold until we get more yarn.)
Gigi started weaving in ends. 4 ends per piece..

Sam asked for a hat to match his beard.The yarn is Alto From Abstract Fiber,

Events:(24:55)
Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Contest:(29:33)
#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.
Jasmin is cooking up a new contest, TBA.
New Prize: a skein of A Hundred Ravens Iachos in “Starry Night” winner: wzrdreams

Mother Knows Best:(32:59)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?” thread,
about project prep for baby/surgery/etc. Jasmin recommends the kits from Infinite Twist.
Jasmin mentions Jimmy Beans. Jasmin wants to know: What is your recovery knitting?

When Knitting Attacks:(47:33)
Gigi had cast on socks for Sam. They are too loose, need to be frogged.
Twilight zone needle hunt

Review:(52:39)
This week we review: 60 More Baby Blankets

And Sew On:(1:01:45)
Gigi is working on the dress with the A line skirt and midriff detail.  New Look pattern 6447
Gigi sewed the darts and the lace bit. Needs to press.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fish Oil - Episode 449 - 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
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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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No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.com
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Get ready for Spinzilla with Savage Blends by The Homestead Hobbyist. Unique and thrilling blends, beautiful color palettes, and best of all, the fiber drafts itself—so you’ll spin miles of yarn in no time. Find your favorite Savage Blend at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.
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Grab your needles and play some Beatles with Jimmy Beans’ new British Invasion kit! This smashing sampler includes eight different yarns from across the pond, rich with different fibers and textures. The kit also includes the Mosaic Tiles Cowl pattern by Heather Boyd, so you can work up your samples into a cozy colorwork creation. Indulge in new yarns from the U.K. without the commitment of buying full skeins! Head over to jimmybeanswool.com, keywords: British Invasion.

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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! At Rhinebeck? Come visit our booth at Rhinebeck: 11&12 in Building C and we have beautiful new yarns, including Baby Camel/silk fingering and Nyam Merino/cashmere!


On the Needles:(0:32)
Jasmin mentions Dr Gemma of the Cogknitive podcast.

Jasmin mentions Danie of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin podcast, who dyes yarn. She ordered yarn from her, to knit the Boxy Chevron sweater by Susanne Sommer out of One Twisted Tree in “Take the Watch”, “Chaotic Neutral” and “Shrewd Lady Mary”.

Jasmin mentions the sheep sweaters, the Welcome to the Flock, and Totally Flocked for Genevieve.

Gigi finished knitting her shawl from the Knitalong! This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread. Gigi was using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app.

Gigi found some finished blanket square that need to be blocked to a ten inch size . She talked to Bethany from the Backstage Knitting podcast about sizing for squares.

Jasmin is making good progress on her Vanilla is the New Black socks in Knitmona "Creepy Crawlers" self-striping. Gigi cast on a  pair of Vanilla is the New Black out of Regia in an ombre stripe on Sock Rockets.

Gigi is knitting a Barley hat out of Alpenglow Yarn . Sam asked for a hat to match his beard and we are looking for the right yarn. Gigi finished another shark colored baby hat in Shark's colors.
Jasmin pulled out a sweater out of the UFO area, the Little Pole, which she is knitting on Knitters Pride Zing Needles. Gigi mentions the Knitters Pride Nova needles. And Jasmin loves their color coded cables.

Gigi was making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:
The neon green, yellow, tomato red, orange, petroleum blue, dark lavender and sapphire blue are done.  She was working on teal. Two more colors are left. She ran out of background grey. (This project is on hold until we get more yarn.)

Events:(20:46)
Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Contest:(23:08)
#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.
New Prize: a skein of A Hundred Ravens Iachos in “Starry Night

Mother Knows Best:(26:20)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?” thread. about  how we got into podcasting.

When Knitting Attacks:(35:44)
Gigi messed up the #3partharmonyKAL. Purling on a knit row. Tink!

Also, she ran short of main color, and had to leave out last three rows before bind off. She  had to tink back the bind off row.

Jasmin found that she should administer fish oil pills AFTER knitting.

Gigi blocked her giant Aeolian shawl.  she looked at finished projects on ravelry and decided to block it with 5 points. She used blocking wires. Stretched it as far as she could. The shawl did not cooperate with having each tip blocked into 5 points

She had started a U turn sock out of Patons Kroy.  Yarn needed a plainer pattern. Frogged!

Purloined (44:52)
This week we are Purloining from the Backstage Knitting podcast hosted by Bethany and Anna. Jasmin and Genevieve went to see The Little Mermaid at the local theatre.

Review:(47:27)
This week we review: A Stash of One’s Own by Clara Parkes

And Sew On:(54:36)
Gigi is working on the dress with the A line skirt and midriff detail.  New Look pattern 6447
Gigi picked up ¼ yard of black lace for the slip, and pressed the stay stitching
Also, Gigi cut the fabric for this years Grinchmas bags.