Sunday, October 2, 2022

An Iliad - Length Epic- Episode 686 - The Knitmore Girls

Hi, all. I’ve started getting concerned messages since it’s been almost a month since we’ve recorded.  I caught COVID on my way home from New York, and while I’m over the Covid, it’s not over me yet. So clingy and needy.  (Nobody else caught it; I isolate 

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On the Needles: (0:39)

Events:(14:03)

  • Stash Dash May 27 - End of August (bostonjen1 won, with a 16,707 meter margin)

  • STITCHES SoCal in Pasadena! nope

  • Pacific International Quilt Fest in 0ctober


Mother Knows Best:(17:47)

When you help others, you also help yourself (NY trip)

Mood Fabric


When Knitting Attacks:(27:12)

R2 found a ball of yarn 

Altblebragenser: not sure if it’s Covid fog, or vague directions, or both, but attack, after attack, after attack.


Knit more, know more:(33:09)

A segment about Persian culture, history, or just generally cool stuff about persian people.

“Befarmayid" (Gigi uses the formal tense, ending with a 'd', Jasmin uses the casual tense, ending with the 'n'.)


Knits in Space:(36:27)

Gigi borrowed Wings of Fire series book 14

Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird stage production


And Sew On :(41:41)

Textile Analysis class. Cotton seed from Foxfire Farms colored cotton 

No mention of the slave trade in textbook 


Textile Kit has 205 fabric samples. Protein, synthetic and cellulose 

Teacher wears only stuff she has made 

Started testing for fiber content of fabric using acetone, bleach and fire


Sunday, August 21, 2022

Afterthought Spikes- Episode 685 - The Knitmore Girls

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Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire Devices

Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life?
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For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!


On the Needles: (0:42)


Events:(15:12)

  • Jasmin & Diane from Lady Dye are co-hosting a KAL! The Sea Glass Pullover (in DK). Started June 20

  • Stash Dash May 27 - End of August

  • STITCHES SoCal in Pasadena! (probably not)


Mother Knows Best:(19:05)

  • Let Spite be your Guide ! / the best revenge is living well


Knits in Space:(23:13)

Gigi borrowed Wings of Fire series 

Jasmin listened  to The Awkward Thought of W. Kamau Bell

And Sew On :(25:43)

Jasmin did a couple of quick hems

Gigi looked through the syllabus for Fiber Analysis class 

Jasmin mentions the shaver trick from Mr. Domestic.





Friday, August 19, 2022

The Roomba Uprising Begins- Episode 684- The Knitmore Girls

This is Genevieve, and I am here with a message: Swatching is NOT as hard as it seems. I may be only ten, and the youngest Knitmore, but I finished this swatch in two days with very little help. 🐭 This is a swatch for my first sweater. The yarn was  

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Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire Devices

Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life?
Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight.
For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!



On the Needles: (0:39)


Events:(21:57)

  • Jasmin & Diane from Lady Dye are co-hosting a KAL! The Sea Glass Pullover (in DK). Pushedback to June 20

  • Stash Dash has started! May 27 - End of August

  • STITCHES SoCal in Pasadena!


 

Mother Knows Best:(30:04)

  • Tedious tasks done with friends (running errands)


Knits in Space:

Gigi borrowed the Wings of Fire series from Genevieve


When Knitting Attacks:(

Roomba kept catching thread and winding it around brushes 


And Sew On 

For the next project: Sew many dresses Sew little time

No progress 


Jasmin is nearly finished with rex’s collared short sleeve shirt. Jasmin sewed a padded laptop sleeve (using this tutorial) for Genevieve’s backpack




















  • Haunted mansion : Rex & I chickened out before we got into the coffins. Gut feeling told me NO

  • Pirates of the Caribbean : 10/10. Loved the ride. Got in line as the line got out of control. Loved the small drops, and the paintings on the wall.

  • Thunder Mountain Railroad : 12/10. SO MUCH FUN! Fast, fast curves, small drops. Loved all of it.

  • Jungle Cruise : 10/10. Guide made dad jokes, which Dad loved. Relaxing, and Rex & I loved the hippos

  • Disneyland railroad: 3/10. It was ok. Did not love it. We realized that we could have taken the railroad instead of walking! >=(

  • Splash mountain : 6/10. (Mom talks about how it's racist) Big drop at the end was not my favorite. Kinda fun looking back. Rex HATED IT. He was in the front, and got drenched. In the photo, we are all terrified (except for Dad) and the two people with us are enjoying the heck out of it. Also, no seatbelts. >=(

  • Rise of the Resistance! : 200,000/10. IT WAS FREAKING AMAZING. If you go to disney, this is a MUST DO NO MATTER WHAT. I wish I could say more, but that would spoil the AMAZINGNESS of the ride. =(

  • Millennium falcon smugglers run : 9/10. Really fun. Be a pilot or an engineer. Gunners are not fun.

  • Star Tours : 11/10. Loved it. Super fun. They updated it. So it's better. This is recommended.

  • The Mark Twain Riverboat : 5/10. It’s a good thing to do in the middle of things. It’s relaxing.

  • The Sailing ship Columbia : 5/10.  It’s a good thing to do in the middle of things. It’s relaxing. More fun than the Mark Twain Riverboat. Make sure to check out below decks.

  • Storybook Land Boats : 8/10.  It’s a good thing to do in the middle of things. It’s relaxing. It’s all really cute, and Dad liked the succulents.

  • Matterhorn Bobsleds : 4/10. The only reason this didn’t get a 10/10, was because of the Yeti. It isn’t silly anymore. It’s straight up scary. I closed my eyes the whole time. I don’t think you should bring small kids on this ride. It is so loud that you can hear it outside the ride.

  • Monorail : It’s a good thing to do in the middle of things. It’s relaxing. 

  • Astro Orbiter : 9/10. Fun. It goes up high. Fun.

California Adventure

  • Web Slingers : 10/10. Bring your little boys on it. Super fun. Interactive ride.

  • Cars Land Racers : 10/10. Loved it. There is a dark part that is a bit creepy. Rex hated it. (Surprising, right?) It goes fast, but it’s fun.

  • Grizzly Peak : 20/10. Fun, relaxing, drops. LOVED THE HECK OUT OF THIS RIDE. GO ON THIS RIDE NO MATTER WHAT. You will get wet. It’s good for hot days.

  • Little shows at times. Fun.


Must go to star wars land. If you miss it, you will regret it. I felt like such a geek there. Wish I could live there.


A Foot of Foot- Episode 683- The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder
Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle
organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.


Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire Devices

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Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight.
For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!


On the Needles: (0:37)

  • Jasmin fixed up the pink stripey ribbon top for Genevieve

Events:(18:09)


Mother Knows Best:(25:18)

  • Make the world work for YOU (using reels the way I want to)


When Knitting Attacks:(31:08)

Gigi: overshot the toe by ½ inch, had to rip back

Genevieve got confused with her circular needles


Knits in Space:(34:44)

DISNEYLAND!!!!


And Sew On:(51:56)

For the next project, I measured myself and am tracing a pattern from Sew many dresses Sew little time. Grousing. 

Jasmin started Rex’s collared short sleeve shirt. Fold in the cheese moment.




















  • Haunted mansion : Rex & I chickened out before we got into the coffins. Gut feeling told me NO

  • Pirates of the Caribbean : 10/10. Loved the ride. Got in line as the line got out of control. Loved the small drops, and the paintings on the wall.

  • Thunder Mountain Railroad : 12/10. SO MUCH FUN! Fast, fast curves, small drops. Loved all of it.

  • Jungle Cruise : 10/10. Guide made dad jokes, which Dad loved. Relaxing, and Rex & I loved the hippos

  • Disneyland railroad: 3/10. It was ok. Did not love it. We realized that we could have taken the railroad instead of walking! >=(

  • Splash mountain : 6/10. (Mom talks about how it's racist) Big drop at the end was not my favorite. Kinda fun looking back. Rex HATED IT. He was in the front, and got drenched. In the photo, we are all terrified (except for Dad) and the two people with us are enjoying the heck out of it. Also, no seatbelts. >=(

  • Rise of the Resistance! : 200,000/10. IT WAS FREAKING AMAZING. If you go to disney, this is a MUST DO NO MATTER WHAT. I wish I could say more, but that would spoil the AMAZINGNESS of the ride. =(

  • Millennium falcon smugglers run : 9/10. Really fun. Be a pilot or an engineer. Gunners are not fun.

  • Star Tours : 11/10. Loved it. Super fun. They updated it. So it's better. This is recommended.

  • The Mark Twain Riverboat : 5/10. It’s a good thing to do in the middle of things. It’s relaxing.

  • The Sailing ship Columbia : 5/10.  It’s a good thing to do in the middle of things. It’s relaxing. More fun than the Mark Twain Riverboat. Make sure to check out below decks.

  • Storybook Land Boats : 8/10.  It’s a good thing to do in the middle of things. It’s relaxing. It’s all really cute, and Dad liked the succulents.

  • Matterhorn Bobsleds : 4/10. The only reason this didn’t get a 10/10, was because of the Yeti. It isn’t silly anymore. It’s straight up scary. I closed my eyes the whole time. I don’t think you should bring small kids on this ride. It is so loud that you can hear it outside the ride.

  • Monorail : It’s a good thing to do in the middle of things. It’s relaxing. 

  • Astro Orbiter : 9/10. Fun. It goes up high. Fun.

California Adventure

  • Web Slingers : 10/10. Bring your little boys on it. Super fun. Interactive ride.

  • Cars Land Racers : 10/10. Loved it. There is a dark part that is a bit creepy. Rex hated it. (Surprising, right?) It goes fast, but it’s fun.

  • Grizzly Peak : 20/10. Fun, relaxing, drops. LOVED THE HECK OUT OF THIS RIDE. GO ON THIS RIDE NO MATTER WHAT. You will get wet. It’s good for hot days.

  • Little shows at times. Fun.


Must go to star wars land. If you miss it, you will regret it. I felt like such a geek there. Wish I could live there.