Thursday, September 14, 2017

Inclusivity - Episode 446 - The Knitmore Girls

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Erin Lane, Buffalo Wool Company are contributing to the relief effort.

Episode 445 oops. Oops.

On the Needles:(0:34)
Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:
All the  neon green, yellow,  tomato red, and  orange,  and the petroleum blue are done . She is
knitting the dark lavender now, and she has 4 more colors left.

She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac, also using the shadow wrap technique.

We discuss the Persian Tiles blanket.

Jasmin talks about depression. She mentions the Procreate app.

Jasmin and Genevieve have started a Welcome Blanket. It is exactly right for what Jasmin needs at the moment.

Gigi went on a blocking spree: two Braidsmaid shawls, also a Brickless that grew huge when she  soaked it. It pulled itself together when she tossed it in the dryer, once it came off the blocking board.

She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters, the Lykke needles and Cascade Longwood.

We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. 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 started section 4. . She is using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app. Coming along nicely

She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters, the Lykke needles and Cascade Longwood.

Gigi has started the Confidence hat, so far she has swatched.
Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl


The new season of Outlander has started. Gigi is excited to read the blog of the costume designer from Outlander: terrydresbach.comhttp://www.terrydresbach.com/

Events:(18:58)
Grinch-along.

Contest:(20:32)
We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinch-along winners this week and are shipping the last ones this week!

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.
And the winner is: NYLisaRose

Mother Knows Best:(24:32)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about iron on or sew-in labels from Sterling. Jasmin mentions Paper Source and the fancy Rowenta Iron. (These are the ones Jasmin had printed.)

When Knitting Attacks:(32:40)
Gigi ran short of yarn on last weeks preemie hat. Didn't have enough yarn for the striped preemie hat. She will have to frog and cast on with fewer stitches.

Review:(34:52)
This week we review :

Straw into Gold:(46:04)
Jasmin goes back to the Incredibles sweater project as a way to get her groove back.

And Sew On:(47:36)
Fabric from Beverly’s wanted to be the dress with the midriff detail.  New Look pattern 6447
A line skirt, midriff detail.

Sew many Dresses, so little time book. Adjusted the pattern, cut the lining.  

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Quitterpants - Episode 445 - The Knitmore Girls

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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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On the Needles:(0:34)
Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:
All the  neon green, yellow,  tomato red, and  orange is done. and she is knitting the petroleum blue.
She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique.
Jasmin is looking for a tutorial to built itty bitty blocking frames.
Jasmin has started on the Christmas sweaters. She is using the Lykke needles

Jasmin has figured out the design for the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.
She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters

We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. 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 started the second chart B. She is using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app.

Jasmin restarted her Harmonize shawl! Hooray for not being a quitter.
Gigi has started the Confidence hat, so far she has swatched.
Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl .

Jasmin started a Catbird hat out of Siren Strings sanctuary super bulky in the Tease colorway
Outlander will start up pretty soon. Listening to Frock Flicks podcast. Interesting, in depth discussion of styles, good content.  Lots of profanity.

Events:(32:16)
Grinch-along.

Contest:(34:46)
We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinch-along winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.

Mother Knows Best:(39:59)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about Goodreader app. vs knitcompanion. She mentions the Celestarium, and Boston Jen's Goodreader Class [link coming once we've got it]!

When Knitting Attacks:(44:41)
Gigi was working on the #3PartHarmonyKal, section 3. She figured out what she did wrong last week. To fix it, she cheated the pattern.
Jasmin didn't swatch for her Catbird hat. Ugh. Jasmin mentions Siren Strings yarn.

Purloined:(48:52)
High note Low note. From Paula of the Knitting Pipeline
Hurricane Harvey: Kudos to the Cajun Navy and all other people who volunteered

Review:(51:48)
Jamin mentions Hunter Hammersen's book.
We didn't mention it, but check out her blog!

And Sew On:(58:05)
Fabric from Beverly’s wanted to be the dress with the midriff detail.  Gigi needs to figure out how to make the yardage be enough. She mentions pin fitting.



Friday, September 1, 2017

Copy, Cut, and Paste - Episode 444 - 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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Join Little Skein for an Outlander celebration. Our new shawl kit, Time Traveler, is in the shop now, with an inspired shawl pattern, exclusive yarn colorways and more. Project bags are currently sold out, but will be back in September. See everything in our Time Traveler collection at www.littleskein.com.
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On the Needles:(0:36)

Jasmin has started on the Christmas sweaters. She is using the Lykke needles

She also talks about Stitchfiddle. She mentions the Playdate cardigan.
Jasmin has figured out the design for the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.

She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters
Jasmin is excited about the child friendly Brittany needles.
She mentions the Procreate app.

We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. 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 tried starting second chart B.

Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl  She is excited about Knitter's Pride having  color coded cables.

Gigi knitted two preemie hats out of cotton yarn. Not enough left to make a third hat, but plenty for Pom poms. Also knitted one meathead hat from the knitalong book we reviewed

Jasimin worked on Genevieve's All you need is hat.

Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:
9 neon green done, 7 yellow done, 6 tomato red squares done, 4 orange
She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique.

Cable from knitpicks came in.   One year warranty on purchases.

Events:(15:53)
We are looking for a term for a knitter's year, that starts and ends with a knitting event. Put your suggestions in this weeks episode thread.

Contest:(20:15)
We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinchalong winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.

Mother Knows Best:(23:58)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about
winding mini skeins. Jasmin mention the mini skeins from Canon Hand Dyes.

Jasmin likes the Nancy's KnickKnacks ball winder. She mentions the Rainbow Dots cowl
The discuss binder rings.

When Knitting Attacks:(35:05)
Gigi was working on the #3PartHarmonyKal, section 3. She reversed the main color and the contrast color. She picked up stitches a few rows down

Review:(44:49)
This week we review Vicki Steifel's Chest of Bone, The Knit Collection.

This Book is a companion to the book: Chest of Bone

Straw into Gold:(52:21)
Drop spindle plying.

And Sew On:(54:33)
Fabric at Beverly’s was giving Gigi come hither looks. Piece turned out to be too short.
Gigi prepped Genevieve's Frozen blanket.