Friday, March 15, 2019

Came for the Vampires, Stayed for the Knitting - Episode 524 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:34)
ONE minute update. Mental health awareness.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Gigi cast on first project from Stitches West 2019 Drea’s Shawl ,Oink Pigment in Birthday Suit, Zoot Suit.

Gigi is knitting the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.

Jasmin is nearly finished with her Sarcastic Unicorn Sockhead Cowl. Genevieve knit all of the knit stitches
in the ribbing at the baby shower on Saturday, without prompting or help.
This year Gigi  has Non-Euclidian heel socks on the needles in Paton's Kroy, working on two different
pairs, Cherry Pop Stripes, "Purple Haze" Finished instep on both.

Events: (19:27)
- May 18 (tentative) Spinning at the winery
-Tour de Fleece July 6-28

In Stitches:(21:43)
- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, Old V-neck, shawl, Lorelei cowl,
grey sockhead cowl
- Jasmin: wool socks, Random V neck pullover, cashmere aran wrap shawl,
- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

Mother Knows Best:(29:21)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?' thread about
what to do with uncooperative yarn
Jasmin mentions The Vampire Knitting Club. She also mentions Rachael Herron's novels.

Review:(43:16)
This week we review: Baby Brights

And Sew On:(51:45)
Empire top.  French dart. Bias dress: two variations, slip dress and cowl dress


Friday, March 8, 2019

Poison Apple Red - Episode 523 - The Knitmore Girls

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Episode 523
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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
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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On the Needles:(0:41)
Gigi is knitting the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.
Jasmin has finished the front and back of  her Aumangea pullover by ArohaKnits
(check the link for a discount code from Frenchie!), and is halfwayish down the first sleeve.


Jasmin is nearly finished with her Sarcastic Unicorn Sockhead Cowl.
This year Gigi  has Non-Euclidian heel socks on the needles in Paton's Kroy, working on three different
pairs, Cherry Pop Stripes, "Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple Haze". She kitchenered  all three, plus
Genevieve’s thigh high socks/stockings.


Jasmin has swatched and started her Polwarth pullover out of Neighborhood Fiber Co capital luxury sport
in “Sanctuary City”.
Gigi is knitting another Rocky Coast cardigan. Sleeves are separated. She now needs to knit to the waist.  
Jasmin swatched for her V-neck boxy, Frost Yarns reverse speckle rainbow
Gigi cast on first project from Stitches West 2019
Drea’s Shawl Oink Pigment in Birthday Suit, Zoot Suit, and Dijon Vu. Thinking that the contrast color
I really want is a dark shade of red. Started with 3 stitches, now have over 80. Need 175
Jasmin is working on her Viajante.

Jasmin loves the Reverse Speckle from Frost Yarn

Events: (19:35)
- May 18 (tentative) Spinning at the Winery


In Stitches:(21:43)
- Jasmin: wool socks, looped loop cowl, Resistance hat, Random V-neck pullover, cashmere aran wrap shawl,
Fox Hat
- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, Old V-neck, Beast Master shawl
- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,
We like the Gleener 


Mother Knows Best:(31:58)
For this weeks Mother Knows Best we are answering a question on how to store FOs



When Knitting Attacks:(43:21)
Gigi pulled the Poza out of the bag, a dozen stitches jumped off. Slick yarn, had to knit up a few that had run
Jasmin couldn’t get gauge for v-neck boxy.


Review:(50:10)
This week we review: Glow Up Collection
And Sew On:(1:02:46)
Teacher returned my size 10 sloper and paper pattern. She also graded my knit sloper.
Halter top is on the model waiting to be graded.  Today’s style is scheduled to be an empire top.
With Genevieve: Elsa dress got the overlay re-attached, parrot got the popped seam in his back
mattress stitched.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Exhausting and Exhilarating - Episode 522 - The Knitmore Girls

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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.

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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.

Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com



On the Needles:(0:34)
Gigi is knitting the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.
The busy lace part is done, working on the rest, stockinette and small lace motifs for a few rows and
more stockinette
Jasmin has finished the front and back of  her Aumangea pullover by ArohaKnits (check the link for
a discount code from Frenchie!), and has finished the first sleeve cap.
Gigi knitted Hogwarts house colors from MustStashYarn for Genevieve. Toe kitcherering is left.

Jasmin has made some progress on her Sarcastic Unicorn Sockhead Cowl during  Stitches West.
This year Gigi  has Non-Euclidian heel socks on the needles in Paton's Kroy, working on three different pairs,
Cherry Pop Stripes, "Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple Haze". She needs to Kitchener all three.

Jasmin loves the otter cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. (You can find all the live cams here.)

Gigi is knitting another Rocky Coast cardigan. She put Stitch markers after every 6 stitch pattern
repeat.  Modification: increases at the front, so it will close. Knitted everything I had frogged
Gigi cast on first project from Stitches West 2019

Drea’s Shawl out of Oink Pigment Sock in Birthday Suit, Zoot Suit, and Dijon Vu.

Jasmin is working on her Viajante.

Events: (12:33)
- Stitches West recap
Dr Gemma's Cogknitive podcast
We enjoyed Franklin Habit's opening night lecture on knitting mythology.
Jasmin did some virtual shopping at Lady Dye, Oink Pigments, Canon Hand Dyes,
Dinner at ROC was amazing
We love Nicole Frost
Dish Dash was delivered
- StashFit Workbook (document your stash as it comes through the door)

In Stitches:(40:20)
- Jasmin: wool socks, looped loop cowl, Resistance hat, stripy cowl from Bjen, Gold Silk/Wool hat, Boxy
- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, Old V-neck, Beast Master shawl,
3color cowl, Fancy Zebra cowl
- Rex: update on fox hat
- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

Mother Knows Best:(46:00)
Why Gramzie? (We mention the pilot of Agents of SHIELD)

When Knitting Attacks:(48:56)
Gigi :didn’t pay attention and ended up with all the sock stitches on one needle

Review:(53:09)
This week we review:
Socks from Around Norway by Nina Granlund Sæther

And Sew On:(1:03:07)
Draped dress was due. Paper pattern, too.    
Noticed that I had had sewn the bodice backwards, and the darts were on the outside.
Ripped them out and put them inside.  
Also, draped  a sloper for knit fabric.  Less ease.

Couldn’t get the teacher to tell us how draping is done on a live model