Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Fox in Socks - Episode 326 - The Knitmore Girls

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About every third question, we are asked, “What is the best value?" We reply with, "What is the best value for YOU?"  Here is our answer: If you are challenged by stretching or only want application to a specific area, the Twist is your best value. If wanting something small to put in a purse or pocket, then the To-Go Bar is your best value. If you are looking for the biggest bang for your buck, then the Body Bar fits the bill. If you are looking for the best eco-luscious moisturizer then you've come to the right place no matter what you choose it's priceless.

How may we help? If you have ideas for them…seriously let them know. Call, email, write. Everything you have to say about their products is of value and that is priceless to them.
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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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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 finished the knitting on the Baby Vertebrae (it also comes in an adult size ).  Jasmin bought the rainbow and sky colored yarn  in the colorway "Nothing says Screw You like Rainbows in a Cloudy Sky". Jasmin calls it "Nothing says 'I love you' like a rainbow", from White Birch Fiber Arts.

Since she had empty needles, Jasmin cast on Envelope pullover out of yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings, and the reason why envelope necklines are so awesome.

Gigi has gotten to a transition point in her Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs, in the Drift in a Dream colorway. Also, she has finished knitting 6 preemie hats.

Jasmin enthuses about Leslie Wind needles. She has also made some progress on Genevieve's Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.

Gigi is working on a pair of Trekking vanilla socks in a brindled brown. She doesn't wear brown, and Jasmin claimed them. Gigi is excited about knitting preemie hats (with bear ears!) out of the leftovers.

Jasmin is still setting in sleeves into the Barberry cardigan.

In Stitches:(17:57)

Gigi is tickled pink with the effect of wearing her Frost Flower Shawl. She fondly mentions Galina of the Orenburg shawls.

We mention the Ophidian and the Shipwreck shawl.

Genevieve wore her Duck sweater, the Squirrel sweater and the Annie sweater.

Events:(22:13)

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

Jasmin mentions Sherri from Morro Fleece Works.

Contest:(24:10)

 Jasmin mentions Kristen from the YarnGasm podcast who thinks a more achievable goal is a  #BoxofSocks.
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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".

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"
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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

Mother Knows Best:(23:29)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
 the history of spinning and knitting.
We mentions a shelf full of books dealing with the subject.

A History of Hand Knitting

No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting
 
Alden Amos Big Book Of Handspinning by Alden, Amos (2001)

Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts Knitting in the Old Way

Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts Spinning in the Old Way

Gigi mentions podcasts that mention the history of spinning.

Jasmin mentions the History of Lace class we took with Franklin Habit.

When Knitting Attacks:(35:39)

 Gigi picked up the Lorelei and cant figure out where she is in the pattern.

She was going to start the stockinette sections of the Viajante, and the second needle that she had stuck in the pattern envelope, has escaped.

Review:(37:50)

 This week we review Knit Wear Love, by Amy Herzog .

We think this is a great companion book: Knit to Flatter, by Amy Herzog. We also mention her Craftsy class, which we need to watch so that we can review it.

Straw Into Gold:(51:32)

Gigi has been spinning some mystery fiber on her Jenkins Turkish Delight drop Spindle

And Sew On:(52:47)

Gigi has been working on Genevieve's monkey pants. Also, she misplaced her Radiant Landscapes
 quilting book.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Knitting Itch - Episode 325 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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About every third question, we are asked, “What is the best value?" We reply with, "What is the best value for YOU?"  Here is our answer: If you are challenged by stretching or only want application to a specific area, the Twist is your best value. If wanting something small to put in a purse or pocket, then the To-Go Bar is your best value. If you are looking for the biggest bang for your buck, then the Body Bar fits the bill. If you are looking for the best eco-luscious moisturizer then you've come to the right place no matter what you choose it's priceless.

How may we help? If you have ideas for them…seriously let them know. Call, email, write. Everything you have to say about their products is of value and that is priceless to them.
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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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 Knitcircus Yarns is pleased as punch to present the Gradient Yoke Sweater Pattern, designed by Amy Detjen. This sweater gives you an exciting and unusual construction; a top-down v-neck raglan. Designed to make the most of a self-striping handpaint, the yoke uses just one skein of gradient yarn, surrounded by coordinating kettle dyes for the body and sleeves. Let our yarn do the color changes for you!
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:(0:32)

Gigi finished the Regia socks in the beach colors #operationSockDrawer

Jasmin has made some progress on the Baby Vertebrae (it also comes in an adult size ).  Jasmin bought the rainbow and sky colored yarn  in the colorway "Nothing says Screw You like Rainbows in a Cloudy Sky". Jasmin calls it "Nothing says 'I love you' like a rainbow", from White Birch Fiber Arts.

Gigi finished blocking the Mini Waters Edge, and she has cast on her Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs, in the Drift in a Dream colorway.

Jasmin mentions the Kapuzin sweater,  out of Lisa Souza yarn in color that works for Genevieve and Beanzilla as well. So she bought yarn in her Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. She is using many stitch markers.

Jasmin also talks about setting the colors of the  Baby Vertebrae to make sure the colors don't run.

Gigi remembered that the socks she was putting on had a tubular cast on and she decided to do a lot of socks with the tubular cast on. She mentions the adult safari socks from Sockoholic Yarn by Knitters Brewing company in the Tiger Stripe colorway, and is doing the cuffs in black with the tubular cast on, from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet.  She also cast on a pair of Trekking vanilla socks.

Jasmin talks about blocking the Barberry cardigan, and now she is setting in the sleeves

Gigi  also is working on preemie hats, and is doing an adaptation of the Jared Flood's Turn A Square hat.

Events:(21:49)

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

Contest:(22:53)

We have a winner for #operationsockdrawer:
ndjen04, the Commuter Knitter.
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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".

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"
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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon 

Mother Knows Best:(28:44)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
weaving in ends, particularly the Playful Stripes Cardigan, by Alana Dakos

Jasmin references the Knitty steeking tutorial and Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified: Philosopher's Wool

When Knitting Attacks:(38:15)

Gigi had problems doing garter stitch on her Viajante, and practiced doing the tubular cast on from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet

Jasmin was stuck at a coffee shop for an hour and a half with no knitting.

Review:(40:55)

This week we review Knits for Boys,  by Katie Oates and Boys' Knits, by Katya Frankel

Jasmin mentions  Natalie from Mastering the Knits and Wonderful Wallaby by Cottage Creations.
She also enthuses about sizing of garments by Tincanknits

Straw Into Gold:(1:01:18)

Gigi finished spinning her colorful fiber on the Jenkins Turkish Lark, and plied it.

And Sew On:(1:03:48)

Gigi will sew ribbon into the dress she sewed for Melanie' of the Savvy Girls,  so it won't fall off the hanger. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tauntauns - Episode 324 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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About every third question, we are asked, “What is the best value?" We reply with, "What is the best value for YOU?"  Here is our answer: If you are challenged by stretching or only want application to a specific area, the Twist is your best value. If wanting something small to put in a purse or pocket, then the To-Go Bar is your best value. If you are looking for the biggest bang for your buck, then the Body Bar fits the bill. If you are looking for the best eco-luscious moisturizer then you've come to the right place no matter what you choose it's priceless.

How may we help? If you have ideas for them…seriously let them know. Call, email, write. Everything you have to say about their products is of value and that is priceless to them.

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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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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 been knitting on the Baby Vertebrae, a sweater out of  rainbow and sky colored yarn  in the colorway "Nothing says Screw You like Rainbows in a Cloudy Sky". Jasmin calls it "Nothing says 'I love you' like a rainbow", from White Birch Fiber Arts. She mentions The Twinset talking about knitting for babies.

Gigi has not measured her swatch for the Viajante, and needs some autopilot knitting, so she dug up some Regia sock yarn that she bought at Stitches West 2014. She cast it on and is knitting socks for #operationsockdrawer.

Jasmin is working on a Kapuzin sweater,  out of Lisa Souza yarn in color that works for Genevieve and Beanzilla as well. So she bought yarn in her Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.

Jasmin talks about using locking stitch markers from toplittlerock and christianery on ebay, and  Clover Locking Ring Markers.

She is talking about Leslie Wind and her thumb ring cable needle and darning needles. 

Gigi has finished the band on the Mini Waters Edge, and thinks she should lengthen the sleeves. 

Genevieve and Jasmin blocked the Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. They are using Knitter's Blocks and Handworks Blocking wires

Jasmin loves her Sc√ľnci steamer.

Gigi is making preemie hats out of leftover sock yarn, and is trying to knit a hat a week, an idea that she purloined from C.C. of the Geeky Girls.

Events:(23:09)

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

Contest:(24:31)

We have a lot of sock yarn to give away for prizes.
We just got some lovely Jitterbug from Colinette.
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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.

Check out Susan B. Anderson's Videocast
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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".

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

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Jasmin says that Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
summer knitting. Jasmin loves knitting shells out of Tess Yarns microfiber ribbon.

We are excited to have another Summer of Lace and Beads.

Jasmin talks about the alpaca and cotton boucle pie shawl she knit a few years ago and mentions the Citron.

Gigi still wants to knit the Shipwreck Shawl.

When Knitting Attacks:(39:45)

 Jasmin has been working on the Kapuzin hoodie and it has many more cables than the picture. Also, she bought a zipper for the Barberry Cardigan and the zipper she bought for it will not work.

Review:(43:02)

 This week we review Once Upon A Knit by Genevieve Miller

Jasmin thinks that Ysolda Teague's hooded cape is better designed.
Gigi likes the Knit Your Love shawl with hears from Martina Behm.

Straw Into Gold:(53:27)

 Gigi has been trying to spin about fifteen minutes every day, and she spins most days. She is spinning a pretty fiber with her Jenkins Turkish Lark.

And Sew On:(55:25)

Gigi finished the Monkey nightgown Butterick Patterns B4910. 

She had seen Quilts at the Pacific International Quilt Show at the Santa Clara Convention Center. These quilts positively glow from the inside. Radiant Landscapes

Gigi is most displeased with the quilting class she took. Quilts never get finished in one class session. Offering to have people come back and pay more to get the promised class content feels like bait and switch.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Off The Menu - Episode 323 - 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.
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 Knitcircus Yarns is pleased as punch to present the Gradient Yoke Sweater Pattern, designed by Amy Detjen. This sweater gives you an exciting and unusual construction; a top-down v-neck raglan. Designed to make the most of a self-striping handpaint, the yoke uses just one skein of gradient yarn, surrounded by coordinating kettle dyes for the body and sleeves. Let our yarn do the color changes for you!
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:(0:36)

 Jasmin started a Baby Vertebrae, and is blaming C.C. from the Geeky Girls for the inspiration, because it also comes in an adult size.  Jasmin bought the rainbow and sky colored yarn  in the colorway "Nothing says Screw You like Rainbows in a Cloudy Sky" . Jasmin calls it "Nothing says 'I love you' like a rainbow", from White Birch Fiber Arts who shared a booth with Canon Hand Dyes.

Jasmin is thinking of knitting a Mama Vertebrae for herself, and also contemplated knitting a Baby Surprise Jacket.

Also Genevieve requested buttons to be re-sewn onto her Very Hungry Caterpillar cardigan, and the sleeves need to be lengthened, too.

Gigi  is swatching for the Viajante in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs, in the Drift in a Dream colorway.

Random Piece of information: Elevation of Mount Kilimanjaro is 19,340 feet (5,895 meters).


Jasmin has swatched for matching Kapuzin sweaters,  out of Lisa Souza yarn in color that works for Genevieve and Beanzilla as well. So she bought yarn in her Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.

Gigi wonders about the Cassidy and Jasmin mentions a hood down hoodie from Cocoknits.

Gigi cast on adult safari socks from Sockoholic Yarn by Knitters Brewing company in the Tiger Stripe colorway.

Jasmin making progress on her Calligraphy cardigan, but the very sharp Chiagoo lace needles like to poke her.

Gigi picked up the Mini Waters Edge up again, and is working on the edging.

Jasmin is blocking the Barberry cardigan with Handworks Dressing wires.

Gigi has been knitting preemie hats, and knitted one using the Laxo hat pattern from Knockout Knits:
for inspiration.

Gigi also finished knitting a pair of pink tube socks for Genevieve.

Loose Ends:(24:55)

We are doing a new thing:
#expertEnabler.

We haven't shipped any prizes lately, we will do that when Jasmin is not feeling poorly anymore.

In Stitches:(26:13)

Gigi has been wearing her Katarina, and her Carli. She enthuses about scratchy yarn with serious tooth and body to it.

Jasmin wore mostly shawls, her Boneyard out of Abstract Fiber, in the Urban Sunrise colorway, her Ophidian, her Knitmore Citron, her Ribby Cardi, and a Lady Eleanor.

Gigi wore her Cassidy, the Lady Eleanor shawl, an Ophidian shawl, and her Brickless.

Genevieve wore her Squirrel Sweater, and her Antler cardigan.

Contest:(35:19)

 We picked a winner for #operationSockdrawer: PrairieGirlDanie won a skein of Dizzy Blonde Yarn in Martha in green tones.
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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".

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.
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Mother Knows Best:(39:29)

This week we answer a question about patterns from pre-podcasting days. We mention the Einstein   Jacket out of  The Knitting Experience Book 1: The Knit Stitch,
Also, the German podcast Stadt, Land, Wolle is mentioned.

Jasmin knitted a lot of The Amazing Neckdown Raglan (which is actually called "The Incredible, Custom Fit Raglan Sweater").  Jasmin laments that the Ann Norling Fruit hats are not available through Ravelry. Jasmin knitted a number of baby sweaters from Quick Baby Knits, by Debbi Bliss, and Gigi's Vanilla socks started out from a Cottage Creations pattern. Jasmin talks about a Jo Sharp sweater.

When Knitting Attacks:(49:04)

Gigi was attacked by a project from Area 51. She pulled a fair isle sock from the The Little Box of Socks back to the heel, because she couldn't figure out where in the pattern she was
She had also managed to knit a pair of the Dianthus Superbus socks from the The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Volume I with different size needles, and so cast on another pair with 80 stitches, which is much too large. She cast on again out of a lovely Steven Be yarn, but the yarn didn't want to be socks.

Jasmin was looking for yarn to knit for Genevieve and Beanzilla in the Lisa Souza Booth. She mentions the Gramps sweater by Kate Oats,  that Alana Dakos just had finished. She also mentions the Kangaroo hoodie (actually called the "Wonderful Wallaby". The Kapuzin sweater is the one she will make for both kids.

Gigi had been working on the Trouvaille out of handspun yarn, but didn't care for the way the yarn felt while she was knitting. Jasmin suggested fulling the yarn to allow it to bloom, so Gigi frogged the shawl to reknit it after fulling.

We mention wool waulking in Outlander.
Gigi mentions an Episode of The Worst Jobs in History .

Review:(1:01:57)

This week we review
Knitting Architecture,  edited by Tanis Gray,

Gigi mentions Hunter Hammersen's Violently Domestic blog

Straw Into Gold:(1:11:59)

Gigi has been spinning regularly on her wheel and  Lark spindles.

And Sew On:(1:13:05)

Gigi has been sewing the Monkey night shirt, Butterick Patterns B4910 . Threading the bobbin correctly fixed the unbalanced thread .