Friday, January 30, 2015

UFOs to the Rescue - Episode 318 - 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”!
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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:(0:34)

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.



Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ample and Lush - Episode 317 - The Knitmore Girls

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Genevieve's Tube Sock pattern now available in the UK via Loveknitting.com
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Are you a Smasher or a Popper?People tell us the most Jaw-dropping amazing personal things, and really helpful things - about all the time. After many years of listening we can share that unofficially/officially, our customers fall into two categories. DIY Smashers and Poppers. Huh?    Well, as you know, Lo-Lo Bars and To-Go Bars come in little round delicious smelling solid disks that pop out of the can. If you pop the bar out of the can, you’re a popper. But, if when the bar arrives, you dive right into smashing that bar into the can - well, you’re a DIY Smasher. Either way works because all that really matters is that it works for you. There is one side note. If you have ever left your bar in a very warm place and found that the disk is more of a suave, you are a smasher by default. The product is still good to use. Smash or Pop away - we want you to have it your way!  So, are you a Smasher or a Popper?
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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:(0:35)

Gigi is working on the #matchymatchyKAL, in the form of the Waters Edge in Abstract Fiber Rothko. Also #FFFWKAL

Jasmin has been working on her Genevieve's Barberry Cardigan out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. She references the Playful Stipes cardigan.

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

Jasmin is working on the Frozen Throne colorway socks by Gourmet Stash.

Gigi is planning to knit 52 preemie hats in 2015 and is working on hats out of rescued yarn from the yarn swap.

And she has started the Cletus out of Beastly Crochet in Manos.
 
In Stitches:( 10:19)

Gigi wore the Cookie Monster Sweater, and Cassidy.

Jasmin has been wearing her Breezy cardigan, the Looped Loop cowl, the Boneyard shawl. Genevieve wore her Playful Stripes, and her Little Oak cardigan.


Events:(12:19)

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:(13:42)

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.

The winner of this week's prize, a skein of Lollipop Yarns in the colorway: Breakers 
is KnitKimberKnit
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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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Our annual Do Some Good contest has begun! Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close1/21/2015.

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
 - And something else, pending Jasmin going out to the arctic garage

For each additional 50 entries, we will add another prize.
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Mother Knows Best:(19:13)

This week we anwer two questions from the Ask Me Anything thread on FaceBook.
The first question is about out roll-out of the Head to Toe Project.
We have yarn support from Cascade Yarns and they have supplied yarn for test knitting preemie hats.
Jade from Geek Girl Crafts will be doing out photography and lay-out.
Patterns also need to be tech edited.
We are hoping to make the Head to Toe Project go global.

The other question is about how we deal with critical reviews, thinly veiled judgements, and nasty comments.

Jasmin references the Have You Filled a Bucket Today? book, and she loves Amy-Beth from The Fat Squirrel Speaks.

When Knitting Attacks:(34:39)

The Waters Edge has attacked Gigi repeatedly. 

Holidays with the Knitmores:(36:07)

This week we talk about how to love your knitter. We think that having a secret board on Pinterest is a great idea. Also, we have a board with things we think are wonderful.

Review:(38:51)

This week we review The Ultimate Hat Book

Straw Into Gold:(46:00)

Gigi has been spinning on her Jenkins Lark spindle and on her Bosworth Spindle. Also, she has oiled her Matchless and is ready to start spinning again. She is practicing on a Mendenhall Merino, prepared by Morro Fleece Works.

Jasmin talks about her nutmeg colored hogget fleece, from Janet Heppler's Nebo Rock Ranch,
which will grow up to be a Pumpkin Ale sweater by Isolda Teague.

We admire Leslie of the Knit Girlls' Pumpkin Ale sweater.

And Sew On:(51:24)

Gigi has finished the "Frozen" nightgown for Genevieve, Butterick Pattern B4910
She has cut Frozen nightgown II and has sewn some of the seams.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Life of Crime - Episode 316 - The Knitmore Girls Podcast

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While winter brings feeling of nesting or hunkering down, it also means a picking up a piece or two of handcrafts. The oven works overtime for those holiday family favorites, quilters stitch just a tad faster to complete works of art before gift giving officially opens, and knitters dash to their local yarn store to squeeze in one more scarf or pair of socks for that last minute gift. As you are crafting wonders, Bar-Maids continues to handcraft yummy goodness for your skin ... all to to help you....even if you continue to create into the wee morning hours. Bar-Maids handcrafts their products with natural skin loving oils and butters; everything your skin needs to keep it soft and moisturized and nothing it doesn't. Since you use our hands a tad more in this season, let Lo-Lo help keep them moisturized. It's simple! Get your hands wet, shake the water off and get your Lo-Lo on before you pick-up needle, cookie cutter, or drop spindle.

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Erin.Lane's 2015 bag club is accepting sign-ups.  This year's club is designed with the crafter and her budget in mind.  The Under $100 bag club has four options for you to choose from.  Get your geek on, show your love for your feline friends, surround yourself with bags with yarn in AND on them, or strut your stuff carrying a Dr. Who bag. Each themed option includes 4 bags sent over the first 3 quarters of 2015.  Sign ups close on January 15th.
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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 unearthed Genevieve's Barberry Cardigan out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest.

Gigi is also working on the #matchymatchyKAL, in the form of the Waters Edge in Abstract Fiber Rothko.

Jasmin cast on a pair of Vanilla socks out of Frozen Throne, with a thumb joint hat top heel by Lara Neel, from the Fork in the Road pattern, a freebie taste of Sock Architecture.

Gigi  is knitting a  Mystik Spiral socks. out of Mint Rain yarn in Ocean Depth.

Jasmin is working on a hat for Andrew out of Jade Sapphire Cashmere, and making slow progress.

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

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

Jasmin talks about the Leslie Wind shawl latch.

Gigi is planning to knit 52 preemie hats in 2015 and is doing a crochet edge on one of them.
And she has started the Cletus out of Beastly Crochet in Manos.

 In Stitches:(20:33)

Gigi is loving her Katarina jacket, and reminiscing about the Einstein jacket out of the The Knit Stitch, by Sally Melville, that she used to wear all the time.

Jasmin has been wearing her Looped Loop cowl, and her Citrus Mondo Cable cardi, and she enthuses about her Mondo Cable cardi, out of Abstract Fiber Miro.

Genevieve has been wearing her  Playful Stripes cardigan ("Annie Sweater", from Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf), and her Molly hat.

Events:(23:00)

 2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West!
          - Meet and Greet from 11:30-1pm in the Purlescence Yarns booth. We will be collecting preemie hats.

Contest:(24:06)

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.

Next week's prize is a skein of Lollipop Yarns in the colorway: Breakers
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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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Our annual Do Some Good contest has begun! Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close1/21/2015.

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
 - And something else, pending Jasmin going out to the arctic garage

For each additional 50 entries, we will add another prize.
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Mother Knows Best:(30:48)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
sewing project bags. We have a tutorial with out modifications on Pinterest.

When Knitting Attacks:(37:11)

Surprise! Nothing went wrong this week. We will try to have content for this segment next week.

Purloined:(37:31)

This week we are purloining "Ask Us Anything" from Maria of Subway Knits.
Jasmin refers to Judith Mackenzie's Gentle Art of Plying

Review:(48:57)

This week we are reviewing Vintage Design Workshop:by Geraldine Warner

We think if you liked the vintage fashions by Gretchen Hirsch this book is a phenomenal tool for adapting your knits. 

Also, this would be a great resource for the Fit, Flatter, Feel Wonderful KAL (#FFFWKAL).
The author mentions pattern paper, and Gigi says that Swedish TracingPaper is quite similar.

Straw Into Gold:(55:29)

Gigi is planning to do #15in2015, spinning at least 15 minutes every night. She is enjoying spinning on her Jenkins Turkish Delight. She spun a bit on her Bosworth Spindle and found it challenging. She is also trying to spin on her Jenkins Lark Turkish spindle, but is being challenged by the fiber.

Jasmin sewed Gigi's drive band on her matchless. She thinks there may be directions on how to do this in the The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning


Jasmin is spinning her nutmeg colored fleece for her Pumpkin Ale sweater by Isolda Teague. This was inspired by the sweater that Leslie from the Knit Girllls knitted.  Also, our fleeces from the Monterey Wool Auction came back from being processed. Shari from Morro Fleece Works had offered a deal for #25 Days of Enabling, and the offer extends until February 1st.

And Sew On:(1:00:41)

Gigi has finished the "Frozen" nightgown for Genevieve , Butterick Patterns B4910

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tribbles vs Gremlins - Episode 315 - The Knitmore Girls

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This episode has beeen sponsored by:
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While winter brings feeling of nesting or hunkering down, it also means a picking up a piece or two of handcrafts. The oven works overtime for those holiday family favorites, quilters stitch just a tad faster to complete works of art before gift giving officially opens, and knitters dash to their local yarn store to squeeze in one more scarf or pair of socks for that last minute gift. As you are crafting wonders, Bar-Maids continues to handcraft yummy goodness for your skin ... all to to help you....even if you continue to create into the wee morning hours. Bar-Maids handcrafts their products with natural skin loving oils and butters; everything your skin needs to keep it soft and moisturized and nothing it doesn't. Since you use our hands a tad more in this season, let Lo-Lo help keep them moisturized. It's simple! Get your hands wet, shake the water off and get your Lo-Lo on before you pick-up needle, cookie cutter, or drop spindle.

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
Erin.Lane's 2015 bag club is accepting sign-ups.  This year's club is designed with the crafter and her budget in mind.  The Under $100 bag club has four options for you to choose from.  Get your geek on, show your love for your feline friends, surround yourself with bags with yarn in AND on them, or strut your stuff carrying a Dr. Who bag. Each themed option includes 4 bags sent over the first 3 quarters of 2015.  Sign ups close on January 15th.
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
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)

Gigi finished the December Socks. All the #25 Days of Enabling can be found on Pinterest and in the Knitmore Girls forum.

Jasmin worked on the Winter Wonderland socks, in the Gynx variation. She is doing the Fork in the Road pattern by Lara Neel.

Gigi has finished two preemie hats out of some leftover bit of abandoned knitting. Jasmin has finished a pair of tube socks for Genevieve out of Frozen Throne, and has started a pair for herself.

The "Genevieve's tube socks" pattern has been published, and is available for $1. Gigi started two more preemie hats out of leftover yarn, and will do some crocheted finishing.

Jasmin is reviving all of our KALs, the #MatchyMatchyKAL , #ProjectSweaterChest, (#FFFWKAL) Fit, Flatter, Feel Wonderful Kal , #OperationSockdrawer, and the SPAKAL. Double dipping is encouraged.

 Gigi  is working on the beaded edging of the Wild Iris and is enjoying it a lot. #KiltMeNowKAL. She is also working on the Mystik Spiral socks. Again.

In Stitches:(14:29)

Gigi has been wearing her Katarina jacket

Jasmin has been wearing her handspun Ribbi-Cardi, her handspun Seneca, the bulky Dreadz cowl,
Genevieve has been wearing her Annie Sweater, her Mini Mondo cardi, and the cover hat from Knit Hats! by Gwen Steege (completely misattributed in the episode, sorry.)

 Jasmin mentioned her Philosopher's Wool sweater. (Their website has a date of 2014. They had health issues, I do not know if they are still operating their business).
We mention Commuter Knitter and Boston Jen from Down Cellar Studio.

Events:(20:09)

2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West!
          - Meet and Greet from 11:30-1pm. We will be collecting preemie hats.

Contest:(22:07)

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 week's prize is a skein of Lollipop Yarns in the colorway: Breakers
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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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Our annual Do Some Good contest has begun! Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close1/21/2015.

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
 - And something else, pending Jasmin going out to the arctic garage

For each additional 50 entries, we will add another prize.
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Mother Knows Best:(27:30)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
how to deal with extremely long rows of knitting.

Jasmin enthuses about Hoxton's review of Merlin.

When Knitting Attacks:(33:14)

Gigi has ripped out her knitting on the Grinchy/Broken Ornaments socks, because the pattern she was knitting just wasn't talking to her.

Jasmin mentions C.C. from the Geeky Girls Videocast.

Purloined:(34:56)

This week we purloin ideas from other podcaster's end of year summaries.

The Geeky Girls are doing 52 in 2015, knitting 52 preemie hats in 2015. Gigi has finished two hats already.

She also was listening to Die Urbane Spinnstube, hosted by Distelfliege, who has decided to spin at least 15 minutes a day. So Gigi decided to copy this idea, and has been spinning on her Jenkins drop spindle every night.

Commuter  Jen is very organized and had this amazing idea of how to organize your ravelry queue to be able to search for the years finished projects instantaneously. Gigi put a divider in the back of her shownotes binder to write down projects as they get finished. Low tech.

What are your fiber goals this year? Inquiring minds want to know.

Review:(41:22)

 This week we review Road Trip, by Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel

These are the ladies from Tincanknits, and we really like their designs.

Jasmin enthuses about  Yokes, by Kate Davies. which we reviewed last week. She also mentions yarns by Lisa Souza, and Bijou Basin Ranch.

Straw Into Gold:(51:57)

 Gigi has been spinning on her Jenkins Turkish Delight drop spindle

And Sew On:(53:18)

Gigi managed to score some Frozen flannel and is sewing a night gown for Genevieve out of Butterick Patterns B4910
 
Jasmin is doing the #IronSwatchChallenge LINK and has been steeking sock swatches on her Featherweight.

Jasmin looked on Kate Davies blog for a tutorial on machine sewn (was actually from Knitty.com, again, misattributed) and Crocheted steeks.