Thursday, November 8, 2018

Varsity Level Sewing- Episode 506 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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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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Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.

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On the Needles:(0:44)
Jasmin cast on a Tied Knots hat  out of Jade Sapphire cashmere, inspired by Kristen Voolenvine’s hat
Jasmin knit a little on the “Don’t Go in the Shower” self-striping yarn (black light reactive)
from White Birch Fiber Arts. ‘Tis the season! #operationsockdrawer


Gigi is knitting lots of Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy. working on Sunburst Stripe, an other
in Mexicala Stripes, Turquoise Stripes, and one in Sweet Stripes.


Jasmin is beading the endless fringe.


Gigi is knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the second short row
part of the body.
She found a groove, and dug up more stitch markers to mark the wrap and turns. Needs about an
hour to knit 4 rows.


Jasmin made some progress on her swing left socks!


Events: (10:33)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli
- #Grinchalong starts December 1st


In Stitches:(14:42)
- Jasmin: Resistance hat,  wool socks and Clear Converse .
- Genevieve: Molly hat by KnittyBarb, yarn for something Griffindor from MustStash Yarn
Jasmin mentions the NZAK sock knitting machine
- Gigi : blue hat with waves, hat with ear flaps (Quynn!)
Blue Regia socks, Saturn series that I knitted early in the podcast , wool socks


Mother Knows Best:(22:04)
Try something new. Use a tutorial! (Ysolda Teague's tubular cast on. !)
Leave a good review for your favorite podcasts. Gigi likes Kenneth D King's invisible zipper tutorial,
and she mentions Sewing Out Loud

When Knitting Attacks:(34:31)
Gigi Vitamin D cardigan.  Short on number of stitches in the front for wraps and turns, totals are
correct. Stitch markers every 20 stitches


Review:(37:38)
This week we review: Easy Cable and Aran Knits


And Sew On:(47:38)
Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College

Gigi handed in the jacket, and drafted a pants pattern.  

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Socks of Betrayal - Episode 505 - The Knitmore Girls

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(click the photo to get the free Cricut file for the VOTE shirt)
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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.
 InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a
Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com.
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Knitcircus dyers love coming up with new ways to dye yarn; we figure if one gradient is fun, three in one cake is even better! Use this continuous gradient for a Be Simple shawl like the one shown, or let your inspiration guide you to the project of your dreams. Just knit along and watch the stripes appear. Check out all of the Repeating Gradient choices on the Knitcircus website.  All Knitcircus yarns use luxury USA Merino bases and are hand-dyed with love in Wisconsin.
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Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you'll receive a hand blended, all-organic,loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like discounts, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving and supporting tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift. Visit plum deluxe dot com slash tea to learn more.


On the Needles:(0:36)
Jasmin turned the heel of the “Don’t Go in the Shower” self-striping yarn (black light reactive)
from White Birch Fiber Arts. ‘Tis the season! #operationsockdrawer, Jasmin mentions

Gigi is knitting lots of Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy. And she started yet another new pair
because she needed something autopilot to knit.  Gigi is still working on Sunburst Stripe, another in
Mexicala Stripes, Turquoise Stripes, and one in Sweet Stripes.
Would like to knit socks for my aunties with wool allergies.
Jasmin likes Lux Adorna cashmere. Jasmin is beading the endless fringe.

Gigi is waiting for more yarn to finish the Purlbreak.
Gigi is knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL
started the second short row part of the body. Jasmin set it up in knitCompanion on the iPad
She found a groove, and will need to dig up more stitch markers to mark the wrap and turns.
Needs about an hour to knit 4 rows.

Events: (6:32)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli

In Stitches:(9:19)
- Genevieve: Molly hat by KnittyBarb
- Gigi : blue hat with waves, hat with ear flaps
Blue regia socks, Saturn series that I knitted early in the podcast , wool socks

Mother Knows Best:(11:09)
This week we talk about being a better listener/examining your privilege. Taking your kids to vote.
Make sure you are in contact with your representative, use Resistbot.
Outlines in Discourse, lovingly Purloined from LittleSkeinAnne:
"My Instagram feed + website are safe spaces to share civil discourse. Different viewpoints are OK,
but it’s not OK make fiery or sarcastic comments at me or others."

When Knitting Attacks:(17:30)
Gigi has been knitting lots of Vanilla is the new Black socks.

Review:(20:06)
This week we review: Strange Brew

And Sew On:(28:38)
Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College
Class started pants.  Teacher did a power point presentation, to print out.  All the points necessary
to draft pants. Started at school, finished at home, asked one question and finished drafting the pattern.
Metal washers for pattern weights. Gigi likes her Gingher shears. We like to have knives and scissors
sharpened at Williams Cutlery. Crimping sleeve cap with nylon lining didn’t work.

Wash fabric before working with it.