Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hot Dog, not Hamburger - Episode 417 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

 photo Akerworks Logo 2012-1223_zps4og3eqpq.jpg Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things.
 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg 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

 photo btscalloppurple_zpseq4xplt7.jpg Black Trillium Fibres is returning to Stitches West this year with fresh new designs from Kirsten Kapur, Sivia Harding & Andrea Mowry, as well as show-exclusive shaded speckles and limited edition kits. We’ll dazzle you with a rainbow of gradient mini-skein packs - 60 color choices in all - and a wealth of speckles, solids, and layered colors on our 100g skeins. So come find your fade, color your world and get inspired in booth 746/748! Knitmore listeners get 10% off when they mention “Gigi” at checkout.
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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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Let’s put our collective best foot forward!Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

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On the Needles:(0:40).

G: trying to finish the collar on the selvedge sweater

Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowl again!. This is the Frank It Up kit from Black Trillium Fibre, and mentions the clips that keep the knitting neatly rolled up.

Gigi is swatching for the   Vivid blanket out of light worsted in Tess Yarn.  Jasmin mentions the Vivid blannket

Jasmin has finished the knitting on the Anna cardigan

Gigi is knitting the U-Turn Socks by General Hogbuffer. Out of Kroy from "New Directions in Sock Knitting".



She is knitting a preemie Quynn hat, and two preemie hats in the Kit Kat hat style
she has been organizing her pile of dpns.needs to buy DPN coils.

Events:(24:28)



We will be attending
- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest: if you're a vendor and want to participate, click the link and fill out the form!

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane booth

In Stitches:(29:50)

Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and 2016 socks, gave away a shawl

Jasmin wore her Kit Kat hat, breezy cardigan, 3 color cashmere cowl. Genevieve wore her cat hat, coronation cardigan, and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat, Sherlock hat, And his monster pants.



Contest:(34:37)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!
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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.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.
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Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
Next weeks prize is a skein of sock yarn from Black Trillium Fibres.





Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread in the Knitmore Girls Ravelry group about 2254 caring for socks



Review:(45:01)





This week we review Weekend Hats, by Cecile Glowik Macdonald and Melissa Labarre





And Sew On:(59:51)
Gigi has been sewing on ribbons for the grinch bags. Pinning, sewing pressing

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Beginning Knitter - Episode 416 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:


Today's show is brought to you by Audible, please go to  audible.com/knitmoregirls to get a free 30 day trial.

 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg 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

 photo btscalloppurple_zpseq4xplt7.jpg Black Trillium Fibres is returning to Stitches West this year with fresh new designs from Kirsten Kapur, Sivia Harding & Andrea Mowry, as well as show-exclusive shaded speckles and limited edition kits. We’ll dazzle you with a rainbow of gradient mini-skein packs - 60 color choices in all - and a wealth of speckles, solids, and layered colors on our 100g skeins. So come find your fade, color your world and get inspired in booth 746/748! Knitmore listeners get 10% off when they mention “Gigi” at checkout.
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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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Be your own sweetheart, this Valentine's day, and indulge yourself in Lisa Souza's very affordable and fabulous cashmere and cashmere blend yarns and fibers.
Remember your favorite story from childhood with a fresh, modern kit from Little Skein in the Big Wool. We’ll be at Stitches West with a brand new kit inspired by Beauty and the Beast, and eight brand new yarn colorways inspired by the Enchanted Forest, including exclusive hand-dyed yarn from Voolenvine, Gynx and more. See us at booth 1038, or online at littleskein.com.



On the Needles:(0:40).


Jasmin finished the KitKat hat for Elizabeth (our NICU liaison) out of Knitted Wit’s Be Mine colorway. #yarnlovechallenge. Jasmin mentions her 50lb tub of citric acid

Gigi has bound off the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm, out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (Strick Mich! Club).

Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowl again!. This is the Frank It Up kit from Black Trillium Fibre, and mentions the clips that keep the knitting neatly rolled up.

Gigi is swatching for the Pop blanket out of light worsted in Tess Yarn. Jasmin mentions the Vivid blanket

Jasmin has started on the beaded portion of the yoke on the Anna cardigan

Gigi is knitting Vanilla socks out of Regia Extra Twist Merino Color. This is her second pair this year.


She is knitting a preemie Quynn hat, and two preemie hats in the Kit Kat hat style, and she is organizing her dpns


Events:(24:28)


We will be attending
- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest: if you're a vendor and want to participate, click the link and fill out the form!

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane booth

In Stitches:(29:50)

Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and 2016 socks, the Lorelei möbius by Sivia Harding, and loves the way it wears. And she wore her Kit Kat hat to the Planned Parenthood march.

Jasmin wore her Kit Kat hat. Genevieve wore her cat hat, duck sweater (yoked cardigan), and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat. And his monster pants.


Contest:(34:37)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Next weeks prize is a skein of sock yarn from Black Trillium Fibres.

This weeks winner is MissLavelli, host of Inside Number 23, a knitting and sewing vidcast.

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread in the Knitmore Girls Ravelry group about convention etiquette.

Jasmin mentions the movie Memento . Jasmin mentions Specialties for sandwiches.


When Knitting Attacks:(39:11)


Gigi did Judy’s  amazing cast on for a preemie hat, and managed to get a purl ridge on the top of a Kit Kat hat.

Knitting preemie Kit Kat hat, she needed to measure on the cm side, used the inches side to measure.


Storing dpns with rubber bands leaves messy residue. She is planning to get more coil needle holders.


Review:(45:01)


This week we review Heart on My Sleeve collection, by TinCanKnits

And Sew On:(59:51)

Gigi has been organizing the sewing area, and she has been organizing her pile of dpns.





Thursday, February 9, 2017

Absconding with Yarn - Episode 415 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:


 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg 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
 photo btscalloppurple_zpseq4xplt7.jpg Black Trillium Fibres is returning to Stitches West this year with fresh new designs from Kirsten Kapur, Sivia Harding & Andrea Mowry, as well as show-exclusive shaded speckles and limited edition kits. We’ll dazzle you with a rainbow of gradient mini-skein packs - 60 color choices in all - and a wealth of speckles, solids, and layered colors on our 100g skeins. So come find your fade, color your world and get inspired in booth 746/748! Knitmore listeners get 10% off when they mention “Gigi” at checkout.
 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
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.
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg   

Let’s put our collective best foot forward!Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

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Be your own sweetheart, this Valentine's day, and indulge yourself in Lisa Souza's very affordable and fabulous cashmere and cashmere blend yarns and fibers.
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Compassion powers, activate! Now through March 1, Knitcircus is giving away up to $500 for finished shawls and collecting hats for Halos of Hope; use the free Kindness KAL shawl pattern or choose a shawl you like best. Join the fun in the Knitcircus Ravelry Group.




On the Needles:(0:30).

Jasmin is working on a KitKat hat for Elizabeth (our NICU liaison) out of Knitted Wit’s Be Mine colorway. #yarnlovechallenge. She is talking about getting short knitting needles from Brittany.
She mentions the lovely bag that Emily from Knitting Butterflies made for Genevieve, and the lovely bag from Little Skein in the Big Wool. Also she is thinking of making dryer balls out of a tender fleece.

Gigi is knitting a preemie hat in the Kit Kat hat style.

Jasmin has also finished the sleeves to the Anna cardigan, and is nearly done joining them to the body. She wants to finish the Sheep cardigans so the kids can wear them to Stitches.

Gigi has picked up Sidewalk sweater out of Venezia Bulky (discontinued yarn). She is fretting about the sleeve decreases. Grown collection by Kate Oates.

 Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowl again!

Jasmin has been working on the #Yarnlovechallenge. Jasmin loves the Geeky Girls Knit Photo-a-day challenge.

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm. Out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (Strick Mich! Club) and is working on the the second side part. It is mostly bound off, she needs to thread beads for the last 5 stitches.


In Stitches:(22:05)
Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and 2016 socks, and Lorelei möbius by Sivia Harding. She loves the way it wears and wants to knit most of the patterns from the Book of Cowls. Jasmin mentions The Prairie Girls. Gigi mentions Harmonias Rings, we talk about the Seussical, and the Brambleberry cowl 

Sam wore the Alien scarf by Debbie Stoller, the Color affection and the daybreak in San Jose sharks colors.

Gigi gushes about the Mexican Hot Chocolate colorway by Voolenvine, out of which she wants to knit one of Sivia's designs.

Jasmin wore her Greyhaven hat. Genevieve wore her cat hat, duck sweater (yoked cardigan), Playful Stripes cardigan,and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat.


Events:(24:17)


We will be attending
- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest: if you're a vendor and want to participate, click the link and fill out the form!


The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane booth. Jasmin says to bring a tea infuser to Stitches with you.


Contest:(28:12)
#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.

greenstockings won the King Cake colorway from Mintrain.
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#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.
This episode's prize is a set of Namaste "Oh, SNAP!" bags from A Good Yarn in Sarasota.
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Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.


Mother Knows Best:(30:43)
This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread in the Knitmore Girls Ravelry forum about cold feet in wool socks.

We are looking to do gather anecdotal  evidence and data for the Cold Foot experiment: Put a cotton sock on one foot, and a woolen sock on the other foot and tell us if there is a difference in how warm your feet feel.


Review:(45:01)


This week we review Knit a Square, by Nicky Epstein
Jasmin mentions the Waldorf Knit a Square Bookour interview with Nicky Epstein, Nicky Epstein's books on Edgings, Rebecca Danger's books (her Monster books), Susan B. Anderson, and Mochimochis.


Jasmin spun a bit on the Device during Virtual Knit Night.


And Sew On:(53:12)


Gigi has been working on the Grinch bags, pressing. They are ready for having grosgrain ribbon sewn on. We should conscript Genevieve to put in the drawstrings.