Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Prickle of Hedgehogs - Episode 291 - The Knitmore Girls

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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:(0:35)

Gigi has been working on the Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko, and on the Mini Water's Edge out of Abstract Fiber's Calder #matchymatchyKAL

Jasmin finished socks out of Biscotte & Cie #operationsockdrawer and still plans to win Stash Dash .

Gigi finished her Neon Now vanilla socks and cast on tubesocks out of the leftover for Genevieve.
Also, she is working on the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, Vol I .

Jasmin announces another Knit-Along: 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 being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristen from YarnGasm.

We have Bijou Basin yarn for prizes. (Thanks, Bijou Basin!)

Loose Ends:(10:41)

Labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

Summer of Lace and Beads is ongoing

Events:(11:15)

- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction
- October 16-19 Pacific International Quilt Fest , at the Santa Clara Convention Center 

Contest:(12:09)



Britishbeaknits is the winner of this episodes prize, a skein of Simply socks Poste Yarn in the Colorway Nile: 

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The next prize is a skein of Abstract Fiber  Temptation in the Knitmore colorway

Jasmin explains parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants need to post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer and have their ravelry username on their instagram profile.

Mother Knows Best:(13:49)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
time management. Jasmin mentions Natalie from Mastering the Knits podcast

When Knitting Attacks:(29:17)

Gigi is repeatedly attacked by the Dr Watson sweater. We mention Sivia Harding and her amazing moebius creations.

Purloined:(31:41)

We are re-purloining a  sock knitting technique from Twin Set Designs Jan and Ellen.

Review:(35:23)

This week we review Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit, by Mary Scott Huff. Jasmin suggests these hats for Halos of Hope.

Tour de Fleece:(45:59)

Jasmin has spun a total of 575 grams of her fleece, of the 800 g she is planning to spin. She is planning to set up a spead sheet and a chart for keeping track of her progress next year. She is also planning to knit a small harvest cardigan for Genevieve. She is hoping to double dip her plying for Stash Dash.

Gigi has only spun a measly 150 g. The fiber came from a brown sheep.




Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ribbit ribbit - Episode 290 - The Knitmore Girls

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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!
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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring the new Regia Pop Art and Denim.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 
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**Genevieve offered to do the shownotes while Mom and I have been sick. Either she (or Mom) will post the shownotes by 7/20.

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On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has been working on the Water's Edge from Coastal Knits LINK out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko #matchymatchykal.  Jasmin has been working on Biscotte & Cie in the Gazania colorway.
Gigi has been working on vanilla socks out of Neon Now. We are stealing a good idea from Twin Set Design.

Jasmin mentions Amy Beth, the Fat Squirrel Speaks, the Knit Girllls, A playful Day, Subway   Knits, Yarngasm, DownCellar Studio, Commuter Knitter and the Geeky Girls Knit videocast.
Gigi is also working on the Dianthus Superbus socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet out of Wildfoote. Gigi waxes poetic about Hunter Hammersons designs.
She is also working on the Indie Burghe socks.
She is working on a preemie hat for the Head to Toe project.
She also bound off the shoulders of the Dr Watson sweater.

Loose Ends:(16:33)

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.
 
The Summer of Lace and Beads is ongoing, check out the thread on the forum.

Events:(18:30)

- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

Directors Cut on how to pick a fleece.

 -Pacific International Quilt Fest October 16-19

Contest:(23:23)


Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants need to post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer
have their  ravelry name on your instagram profile.

 Winners for #operationsockdrawer this week are
 

Mother Knows Best:(25:59)
When Knitting Attacks:(37:15)
Purloined:(37:03)
Review:(44:21)
Tour de Fleece:(52:05)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Vanilla Schmanilla - Episode 289 - The Knitmore Girls

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Abstract Fiber's got a new luxe club! May through August, we'll send you one or two skeins of luxury yarns. Sock to lace weights, some in new colors, and some new yarns. Don't you deserve a special treat every month?
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The Lo-Lo Bar handmade with love was born flat and placed in a can. Users either pop the bar out and apply it head-to-toe or smash the bar into the recyclable container applying the oils and butters with fingertips.  Either way, hydrated soft skin is the result. But now the bar has been raised. Standing tall in a clear tube at 5 inches and weighing a full 2 ounces, Bar-Maids introduces the Lo-Lo Twist. Though popping and smashing are not options with the Twist, it is ideal if you want absolute precision (engineers and quilters take note) in application and is especially helpful if needing an extension while reaching for far away places like ankles (funny how bending and stretching at some point becomes a challenge). Just plain convenient and available in the (current) top 6 scents. Bar-Maids invites you to do the Twist!
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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!
Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!
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)

Gigi has finished the  Loasa Lateritia from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Volume I, Gigi and Jasmin enthuse about the Stash Dash, hosted by the Knit Girllls.

Also, Jasmin is very happy with Downcast.  She mentions competing with Maria from Subway Knits and MrsShoo from the In A Sknit podcast.

Gigi blocked the  Dr Watson sweater. the Leftie and the Gingko Crescent and the nieces Gingko Shoulderette. There is conversation about where to find a good place to leave the blocking to set. Jasmin mentions Cocoknits blocking boards. Gigi mentions the Quilters Design Wall.

Jasmin has made progress on her Vincent and the Doctor from Quere Fibers. Jasmin mentions Isabelle from the Fluffy Fibers Podcast. She is knitting socks out of Biscotte & Cie in the Gazania colorway. Also a pair of socks Poste self-striping yarn in Ibiza.

Gigi has put a few stitches on her Mostly Warmness Wristers #behmalong, and  also a few rows onto the Water's Edge #matchymatchykal.

Loose Ends:(12:05)

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

Our intern, Rina Rose has published a pattern.

Events:(12:49)

- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

Jasmin mentions our Directors Cut on how to pick a fleece.

Contest:(13:24)

 Winners for #operationsockdrawer this week are


Craftymumma for the whosiest sock
and cado2309 for loneliest sock

Prizes generously donated by C.C. Almon

Upcoming prize: Simply Socks Yarn Company Poste Yarn in the Blue Nile colorway.

Jasmin explains parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants need to post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer
have their  ravelry name on your instagram profile.

Mother Knows Best:(17:33)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
how to support your LYS while on a yarn diet.

When Knitting Attacks:(26:39)

Gigi was attacked twice by the Loasa Lateritia from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Volume I.
Also, the Dianthus Superbus socks attacked her. She was attacked by a lack of Vanilla socks to take with her. She was working on the Indie Burgh socks, and redid the cuff.

Purloined:(32:45)

This week we are purloining judging criteria from Sasha Torres of the former Spin Doctor podcast, now of Sheepspot, who has a contest for naming the sheep in her logo.

Review:(34:10)

This week we are reviewing BT Kids, from brooklyntweed.com

Tour de Fleece:(42:09)

Tour de Fleece has started!
Jasmin has been spinning up a storm, she plied up her silk and merino from Abstract Fiber, She finished plying Corriedale from Louet, she finished plying the  Merino Borderleicester cross from Elizabeth Hubbard.

She is spinning a Targhee cross that she purchased from Morro Fleece Works, and is planning to knit the Harvest cardigan for #spakal2014.

And Sew On:(45:40)

Gigi wished she had Beeswax or Thread Heaven handy for hemming. Jasmin suggests using a Lolo bar. We will let you know how that works.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Whip it good - Episode 288 - The Knitmore Girls

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The Lo-Lo Bar handmade with love was born flat and placed in a can. Users either pop the bar out and apply it head-to-toe or smash the bar into the recyclable container applying the oils and butters with fingertips.  Either way, hydrated soft skin is the result. But now the bar has been raised. Standing tall in a clear tube at 5 inches and weighing a full 2 ounces, Bar-Maids introduces the Lo-Lo Twist. Though popping and smashing are not options with the Twist, it is ideal if you want absolute precision (engineers and quilters take note) in application and is especially helpful if needing an extension while reaching for far away places like ankles (funny how bending and stretching at some point becomes a challenge). Just plain convenient and available in the (current) top 6 scents. Bar-Maids invites you to do the Twist!
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!
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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring all the new speckled colors of MadelineTosh- they are GORGEOUS .  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 
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On The Needles:(0:36)

Jasmin mentions Jen from the Commuter Knitter podcast, MrsShoo from the In A Sknit podcast, Meghan from the Stitch It! podcast and the Halos of Hope Podcaster Throwdown. She thinks finishing her Breezy cardigan will help her win the Stash Dash.

Gigi has blocked the Dr Watson sweater. She also excavated the Odelia cardigan, out of Tess Silk and Merino, from Area 51, and is working on it.

Gigi also wants to put beads and fringe on the Lady Eleanor shawl that she was gifted, and there is a discussion whether that should count toward the Stash Dash.

Jasmin wonders whether blocking lace counts toward the Stash Dash and thinks it should. Gigi agrees and thinks she should block her large Aeolian, which is languishing, a block away from being finished.

Jasmin is working on the Vincent and the Doctor from Quere Fibers., the Biscotte & Cie in the Gazania colorway. Also a pair of socks Poste self-striping yarn in Ibiza.

Gigi is working on the Loasa Lateritia from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Volume II, and she finished the Toe up Tulip Socks .Jasmin mentions Franklin Habit.

Gigi set up to knit a preemie had from the notorious Head to Toe Project. Jasmin mentions people who helped/ offered to help: the Knitmoreintern, Laura, the Joy of Cooking Fairy, Jade from Geek Girls Craftpodcast, and Cascade Yarns, who generously donated yarn.

Events:(14:36)

We attended the Halos of Hope-Athon at Purlescence. Jasmin mentions Rachael Herron and the romance novels set in the lovely fictional town of Cypress Hollow.  We visited with Pam Hashke. Halos of Hope does not accept preemie hats, however we love to collect them. Jasmin mentions Melanie of the Savvy Girls podcast.

- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

Contest:(20:15)

Jasmin explains parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants need to post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer
have their  ravelry name on your instagram profile.

 Winners for #operationsockdrawer this week are

Joseybug for most athletic picture, and
FreckledCrafter, for sheepiest sock.

Prizes generously donated by C.C. Almon


Loose Ends:(23:55)

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

The Summer of Lace and Beads thread has been started last week, and Sivia Harding has a sale on her patterns. Jasmin knitted her Ophidian shawl, Gigi knit two Ophidians, and her Heart to Heart shawl, the prize for the Halos of Hope shawl, and she has picked up yarn to knit the Rainshadow, which Gigi mistakenly called Sunshadow.

Mother Knows Best:(26:42)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
choosing colors that work together. Gigi suggests a Color Wheel, Jasmin mentions Design-Seeds, Crayola Crayons, and Miss Babs kits.

The second question is about backing buttons, and Jasmin mentions the box of backing buttons from the Cleaner supplies, Jasmin also mentions her Namaste Harlow bag. Jasmin suggest looking through the Buttonband Thread in the Forum.

We mention the Button Emporium. We talk about the Acorn cardigan. THIS IS THE LITTLE OAK CARDIGAN!

When Knitting Attacks:(35:28)

Jasmin was working on her Biscotte & Cie socks that she kept in her Erin Lane bag. Genevieve managed to sabotage the knitting by knocking over a chair, and managing to bend the needles in the process.

Gigi was working on her Loasa lateritia sock from the Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, volume I and managed to knit the heel flap too wide, frog and do over.

Gigi had finished the second repeat of chart B of the Asterope and found herself 5 stitches short. She read the instructions ahead, for a change, and found a solution for her dilemma.  She found she had to frog anyway, and she loves her life lines.

She had finished the leg of the Indie Burgh socks out of  Fluormania and found they are too wide for her leg. Frogged.

 Purloined:(43:39)

 This week we are purloining "Guess Who is Crazy?" from the Knit Girllls.

Review:(52:49)

This week we review Knitting with Wire, by Nancie M. Wiseman.

We mention our Professional Organizer.

Straw Into Gold:(1:02:10)

Jasmin wonders what projects for the Summer of Lace and Beads need to have. They need to have either beads or lace. Bonus if they have both.

In order to win Stash Dash, Jasmin is plying as many singles as she can. So we rinsed and hanged some plied yarn. Jasmin is plying more singles out of Abstract Fiber out of green Merino/ Silk. Gigi plied the singles she had spun out of Gourmet Stash, with an Andean ply.

Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie McCuin, Tour de Fleece and the SPAKAL start this week. Tour de Fleece live chat will happen Saturday, July 5th in the Team Sasquatch group.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Hydra - Episode 287 - The Knitmore Girls

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Abstract Fiber's got a new luxe club! May through August, we'll send you one or two skeins of luxury yarns. Sock to lace weights, some in new colors, and some new yarns. Don't you deserve a special treat every month?
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The Lo-Lo Bar handmade with love was born flat and placed in a can. Users either pop the bar out and apply it head-to-toe or smash the bar into the recyclable container applying the oils and butters with fingertips.  Either way, hydrated soft skin is the result. But now the bar has been raised. Standing tall in a clear tube at 5 inches and weighing a full 2 ounces, Bar-Maids introduces the Lo-Lo Twist. Though popping and smashing are not options with the Twist, it is ideal if you want absolute precision (engineers and quilters take note) in application and is especially helpful if needing an extension while reaching for far away places like ankles (funny how bending and stretching at some point becomes a challenge). Just plain convenient and available in the (current) top 6 scents. Bar-Maids invites you to do the Twist!
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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!
Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!
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:(0:35)

Jasmin is excited about winning Stash Dash. She is working on her Breezy cardigan.  She also exhumed her Calligraphy cardigan from Area 51. She talked to C.C. from the Geeky Girls Knit vidcast and conspired to knit up her handspun into sweaters.

Gigi excavated the Toe up Tulip Socks and has been working on them.

Jasmin has been working on the "Frozen" sock for Genevieve from Simply Socks Company, out of Biscotte & Cie, Conte de Fee.  She waxes poetic about the yarn. Gigi mentions that her Toddler sock recipe was at the beginning of episode 258.

Jasmin lucked into some Alaska Nancy Russian Rainbow yarn and is excited about it.

Gigi finished a pair of Fluormania tube socks for Genevieve. Jasmin is working on a pair of socks out of Vincent and the Doctor from Quere Fibers.

Gigi found an other ball of Fluormania and is using the Indie Burgh pattern. Gigi mentions The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Volume II.

Loose Ends:(17:10)

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

The Summer of Lace and Beads thread has been started.We will be knitting with some lovely Lotus Yarn by Abstract Fiber. Gigi will be knitting a Romi Hill Shawl out of the Lotus and another shawl by Sivia Harding.

Jasmin wants to finish her Dryad, and hasn't decided on a pattern for the Lotus yarn yet.

Events:(20:33)

- We will pop in the Halos-of Hope-athon at Purlescence DATE
- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

Contest:(23:02)

Jasmin goes on about Susan B. Anderson,  and how talented she is.
We announced winners for #operationsockdrawer:
Wolkenohr and andi2287

Prizes donated by C.C. Almon


WINNING PHOTOS



Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry
name is on your instagram profile.

Mother Knows Best:(26:34)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
washing knitwear and fleece. We mention Soak Wash, Rockin' Green Detergent, Eucalan, Kookaburra and the Katarina sweater. Jasmin mentions Lambs Pride yarn,  Dawn dish soap, and Morro Bay Fleeceworks.

When Knitting Attacks:(34:19)

Gigi was attacked by her Loasa lateritia sock from the Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, volume I

She now is carrying post it notes and index cards in her tool bag. Jasmin suggests Washi Tape.

Review:(38:33)

This week we review Sock Anatomy by Claire Devine

Straw Into Gold:(47:53)

Jasmin enthuses about the Will Taylor lazy kates. She mentions her Retreating cardigan out of an Elizabeth Hubbard fleece. She mentions Crown Mountain Fibers which closed.

Gigi has spun some Abstract Fiber, and is talking about spinning her Gourmet Stash punis.
She mentions listening to Dr Gemma and Abbyknits, and we talk about the amazing Sultana.

Genevieve seems interested in spinning, and Jasmin thinks we should get her started on a Schacht student spindle.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Contender - Episode 286 - The Knitmore Girls

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The Lo-Lo Bar handmade with love was born flat and placed in a can. Users either pop the bar out and apply it head-to-toe or smash the bar into the recyclable container applying the oils and butters with fingertips.  Either way, hydrated soft skin is the result. But now the bar has been raised. Standing tall in a clear tube at 5 inches and weighing a full 2 ounces, Bar-Maids introduces the Lo-Lo Twist. Though popping and smashing are not options with the Twist, it is ideal if you want absolute precision (engineers and quilters take note) in application and is especially helpful if needing an extension while reaching for far away places like ankles (funny how bending and stretching at some point becomes a challenge). Just plain convenient and available in the (current) top 6 scents. Bar-Maids invites you to do the Twist!
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!
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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring all the new speckled colors of MadelineTosh- they are GORGEOUS .  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 
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Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace’s do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional looking, high-quality websites. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code KNITMORE to get 10% off your first purchase and show your support for our podcast!

On The Needles:(0:37)

Jasmin finished her socks from  Quere Fiber , in the "Vincent and the Doctor" colorway and is very happy. She is name dropping Meliabella from the His and Hers videocast, she cites the Fish Lips Kiss Heel, she mentions the Knit Girlls,  #operationsockdrawer.

Gigi thinks she should have knitted her Fluormania yarn in the Mojo pattern and may use the Plmouth Yarn, Neon Now from Webs for that pattern.

She is also complaining that Hunter Hammersen has published The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Vol. III, Silk Road Socks, as well as all the beautiful Violently Domestic patterns, and she hasn't finished knitting the socks out of the first Curiosity Cabinet yet.

Lucy Neatby enabled Jasmin into some Biscotti & Cie yarn from Simply Socks Yarn Company 


Gigi finished the berry colored  Fluormania and started tubesocks for Genevieve out of what was left.
She finished a Loasa Lateritia sock, dug out a UFO sock from around 2002 with a strange pre Judy's Magic cast-on.

 Jasmin talks about Lucy Neatby's garterstitch heels from Cool Socks, Warm Feet.

Gigi worked on the Mostly Warmness Wristers #Behmalong out of Schoppelwolle in Wunderkleckse
Jasmin finished her Chocolate Rainbow socks from FabFunkyFibres, she is very happy with the Converter App.

Gigi is  charmed by the graphic display for keeping track of your Stash Dash.

Jasmin found her Breezy cardigan and her Calligraphy cardigan, Gigi ponders searching for her Einstein coat.

Gigi has been working on the Waters Edge and likes it for knitting while reading.

Loose Ends:(19:41)

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

The Summer of Lace and Beads thread has been started. Jasmin has unearthed her Dryad.

The newest Book in the Outlander series has been released, there is a thread in the forum, Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Events:(21:53)

-June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week
- We will pop in the Halos-of Hope-athon at Purlescence
- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction 

Contest:(22:43)

We announced a winner for #opeationsockdrawer: sehepworth
Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry
name is on your instagram profile. Abstract Fiber has graciously donated a prize (photo above)- a skein of Supersock in "Salem".

WINNING PHOTO HERE


Jasmin mentions the prizes donated by C.C. from Geeky Girls Knit Videocast for winners in the next three episodes.

Mother Knows Best:(27:15)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
how much fiber to use for a knitting project.

When Knitting Attacks:(31:12)

Gigi was attacked by the Asterope, has installed stitch markers and lifelines and is back on track.
She tried a swatch for the Mini Water's Edge and likes the original swatch better.

Jasmin had issues with the needles that she was knitting the Breezy cardigan on. And a needle came apart in her knitting.

Purloined:(35:09)

This week we purloin Bitter Cup from the Knit Knit Cafe, hosted by Abby.

We complain that Blip TV abruptly stopped submitting their feed to iTunes, which feeds into feedreaders like Downcast). Cece from the Geeky Girls Knit videocast has directions on how to update feeds in downcast:
"For those having trouble finding them on Downcast, if you go to the 'add podcasts' screen, you can click on 'add podcast manually' and paste in this address http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/podcast-rss.php?id=2538 That will give you their new feed."
 
Also, you can check out our tutorial on how to update RSS feeds in iTunes.

If you need your signal boosted, contact Jasmin@knitmoregirlspodcast.com

Jasmin is glad to be able to listen to Yarngasm and the  KnitGirllls again.

Review:(39:59)

This week we review Learn to Knit, Love to Knit by Anna Wilkinson

Jasmin mentions Melanie Falick's  Kids Knitting, and Lucy Neatby's "Brand New Knitter" DVD and Alana Dakos' patterns.

Tour de Fleece Training:(52:23)

This is week six of training. This weeks assignment is to find your support group.

We will add a Pit Crew thread in the forum for questions.

Jasmin and Gigi are plying things that were resting on plastic bobbins. Jasmin plied the singles she had spun from her Gourmet Stash punies.

And Sew On:(58:09)

Gigi asserts that the Nemesis dress is trying to kill her. Also, the pink thread that was used to sew the hem of Genevieve's dress has gone AWOL.