Thursday, May 21, 2015

Scrabble - Episode 334 - The Knitmore Girls Podcast

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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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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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
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!

We have a quick, one minute health update.

On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is knitting a preemie hat a day for #onadayinmay.

Jasmin is gearing up for the Stash Dash and trash talking CommuterJen, Stitchmistress and Emily Knitting Butterflies. Stash Dash is hosted by the brilliant Knit Girllls.

Jasmin unearthed a bin of UFO's for Stash Dash. Jasmin does a summary of the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. She is nearly ready to sew on the grosgrain ribbon and add buttons.

Gigi is saving the bind-off of the  Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber. for the Stash Dash. She mentions Susan B. Anderson's videocast.

Jasmin is working on the Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins, stored in her Erin Lane Two-fer bag. She is enjoying the fair isle technique tremendously.

Gigi is knitting tube socks for Genevieve out of My First Regia, which comes in 25 g balls.

Jasmin is working on the Viajante #Behmalong, out of Miss Babs Kilimanjaro in the Metro colorway.
And she discovered a beaded edge for it, which she linked on her project page.

Gigi is enjoying the Braidsmaid #Behmalong tremendously.

Jasmin is also on a Martina kick, and she has started the Fractal Danger  #Behmalong in the Danger colorway. Jasmin mentions the Lolo House Special Box, and how much she likes everything out of it.

Events:(17:12)

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, and we list the things to bring, and mention Morro Fleece Works.

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon June 19-21.

Stash Dash Runs from May 22 to August 14.

Contest:(24:45)

We have a winner this week! Fishknits Strong heart base in the Cool Ten colorway.

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.

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
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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 an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

Prizes for this contest are:
two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

A Highland Thistle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.
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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

We talk about the podcast by Ron Moore about Outlander, and Terry Dresbach's podcast about costuming on Outlander. 

Mother Knows Best:(31:25)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
about yarn store etiquette.

Jasmin mention the Awesome Etiquette podcast 

When Knitting Attacks:(42:47)

Gigi  is cruising along on the Braidsmaid, and having so much fun with it, that she is cruising right past the cables regularly.

Purloined:(45:37)

This week we purloin #memademay from Isabelle of the Fluffy Fibers podcast and A Playful Day.
Jasmin mentions Amy Herzog's Knit Wear Love, and her Craftsy class. Let us know about how you deal with making things you can wear.

Review:(52:57)

This week we review Knitting the Perfect Fit, by Melissa Leapman

Jasmin mentions The HOAX Fashion Formula

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Actually... - Episode 333 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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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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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
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:(0:32)

Gigi talks about #oneadayinmay, and how she has changed her objective to knitting one preemie hat a day.  She mentions having cast on all of the socks out of Hunter Hammersen's The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet at one point of time.

Jasmin has finished the Striped Austen Cowl by Margaret Skår. This is a kit from  Canon Hand Dyes.

Gigi is working on the  Gansey socks and enjoying it.

Jasmin has started the Rainbow Dots Cowl kit, (Pattern by Janina Böttger, yarn in a kit from Canon Hand Dyes.)

Jasmin mentions the Philosopher's Wool Technique that she learned ages ago.

Gigi is working on the last stripe of the Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.

And she has finished a preemie hat every day for her #oneadayinmay.

Jasmin is working on the  Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.
Trying to pick buttons with Genevieve was challenging. Jasmin has grosgrain ribbon with Thing One and Thing Two, and she went on Etsy and found Cat in the Hat plastic hats that she will turn into buttons.

Also, she has cast on the Fractal Danger by Martina Behm, out of the "Danger" colorway by Abstract Fiber, and it is lovely. (This was from the Bar Maids Knitmore Girls "House Special" box.)

We gush about how talented Martina Behm is. Jasmin mentions A Playful Day, and the episode featuring Ysolda Teague.

Gigi mentions the Einstein Coat, and how talented the designer (Sally Melville) is and a lot of her patterns are garterstitch, and the designs are very sophisticated and elegant. (Mom mentions The Knit Stitch.)


Events:(20:01)

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, and we list the things to bring

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon

Jasmin mentions the Around Me app. And we drool over the Dar Essalaam.

Contest:(25:45)

We have a new prize: Strongheart sock yarn by Fishknits.
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.

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
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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 an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

Prizes for this contest are:
two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

A Highland Thistle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.
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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

We talk about the podcast by Ron Moore about Outlander, and Terry Dresbach's podcast about costuming on Outlander.

Mother Knows Best:(33:37)

This week we are doing a follow up on making new friends at fiber events. Let us know what works for you.

When Knitting Attacks:(41:17)

Gigi got KO-ed SPELLING? by a vanilla preemie hat. Go figure.

Jasmin's 3 mm needles all went into hiding to mess with her. Ditto at the knitting shop. And she has plans for Stash Dash.

Review:(46:21)

This week we review Faux Taxidermy Knits by Louise Walker

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Episode 332 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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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. 
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
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:(0:33)

 Jasmin is finishing things off, she is working on the  Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. We were discussing if we should line the pockets with silk.

Gigi had heard about #oneadayinmay, and thought she was supposed to start on a new project every day. She tried it for a week and decided she does not like it and instead will knit a preemie hat every day instead. She thought she had heard about this on Prairie Girls, but their idea was not nearly as crazy.

Also, Rachel Roue from the former KnitCents podcast is podcasting  about insects, and her podcast is called What's the Buzz?

Gigi started a pair of socks on the first. She started the Braidsmaid #Behmalong. We gush about the House Special box from  Barmaids, and we love everything in it.  We especially love our custom scent ("In Stitches"), the "Danger" colorway from Abstract Fiber and the Fractal Danger pattern by Martina Behm.

Jasmin mentioned the cable needle by Leslie Wind. Jasmin is working on the  Austen Cowl by Margaret Skår. This is a kit from  Canon Hand Dyes.

Gigi started the Selvedge cardigan out of Interweave's Knit.Wear 2011 out of Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky.

Gigi started the Gansey socks. She likes the pattern a lot and it reminds her of a Hunter Hammersen pattern.

Events:(18:15)

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery
and we list the things to bring

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon
  

Contest:(22:32)


This week we have a winner:Justbewellyogatx on instagram
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.

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
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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 an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

Prizes for this contest are:
two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

A Highland Thisle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.
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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

Mother Knows Best:(28:13)

This week we tell you to talk to stranger at fiber festivals.
We got to meet Sandy Wiseheart, the Tsock Tsarina, Syne Mitchell, Jennifer from Holiday Yarns, Damselfly Fibers.

The Sock Tsarina ( April 24th post) isn't doing well, read her blog here. Also Halos of Hope is having a drive called Just One.

When Knitting Attacks:(32:27)

Gigi spectacularly lost a game of yarn chicken to her Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.

Jasmin has fallen into her "It needs more work" basket. She mentions Sterling Name Tapes, and ShuShu Styles  and our Grosgrain ribbon Tutorial, and was attacked by a zipper,
She mentions Caro Sheridan's blog, and the Mondo Cable cardigan.

Gigi knitted a good part of her Gansey sock at the DMV. When she came home she didn't like the 60 stitch cast on, and she messed up the patterning on the cuff. So she ripped it out and started over with 56 stitches.

Purloined:(41:34)

 We heard an expression Gigi really liked from the Fiberthermometer podcast hosted by Moni/ Nahlinse: The UFO Liberation Front.

Review:(42:40)

 This week we review Knitted Rabbits, by Val Piece

We think Boston Jen also needs to check out this book. We mention Angelina Ballerina. Jasmin is reminded of Susan B. Andersen's knitted toys.

And Sew On:(48:47)

Gigi has sewn a grosgrain ribbon onto the dress she is sewing for Genevieve. She mentions sewing gathering threads with handquilting thread, a technique she saw on It's Sew Easy.

Jasmin is thrilled with how her zippers are turning out. She used Caro Sheridan's technique.

She mentions Genevieve's Caterpillar cardigan. And she wants to sew in Knitmore-Along labels. Jasmin thinks  Sterling Name Tapes labels are a great deal if your can split them with your knitting group.

She mentions marking pens and pink Clover Chalk Pen.






Thursday, April 30, 2015

Repeated Zipper Offenses - Episode 331 - The Knitmore Girls

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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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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. 
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
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:(0:33)

Gigi has finished a pair of socks of Neon Now socks for Jasmin.

Jasmin finished both sleeves on the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway, and she has added and extra inch to the sleeves.

Gigi has finished some preemie hats and cast on a new one.

Jasmin sewed in the set in sleeves on the   Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. She used the instructions for the collar on the Gramps cardigan. She used different techniques for inserting zippers.

She used a Dritz Knit Picker and the tutorial from Eunny Jang.  She also used a Hemstitch Needle to punch holes into the zipper tape. And she used a Brass Stiletto for punching holes into the zipper tape. Caro Sheridan wrote about it on her blog.  This is the method with blocking wires.

Also Threads magazine has an article about sewing zippers into knit fabric.

Jasmin cast on the Baby Wrap Cardigan by Churchmouse designs, for Beanzilla, out of Manos Del Uruguay Alegria and Cascade Heritage.

Gigi dug up and old sweater that didn't get finished, because the pattern had mistakes, and is wondering if she can finish it using instructions from Knit Wear Love.


Jasmin is working on her shawl out of the kit from Canon Hand Dyes. Jasmin is thinking of knitting it also in a long, self striping yarn. She is going to use Dungeons and Dragons Dice
 to determine stripe sequence, with Neon Now Yarn.

Also, Forest on First has closed.

Events:(25:58)

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon
 
Contest:(27:46)

This weeks winner is MISLISSA .

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.

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
Newest prizes: Fox In Socks bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.
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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 an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

Prizes for this contest are:
two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

A Highland Thisle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

Mother Knows Best:(33:09)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
about weaving in ends in socks.


When Knitting Attacks:(37:28)

Gigi had issues at the post office. Initially, she didn't pick up enough stitches for the heel of the Neon Now socks and had to pull back the heel and and pick up enough stitches.

Jasmin has zipper drama.

Also, she was going to work on the Viajante #behmalong at Jasmin's house, and came without a pattern. It hadn't occurred to her to look on her iPad.

Review:(41:30)

This week we review Home and Away by Hannah Fettig.

Gigi mentions Coastal Knits:


And Sew On:(50:07)

Gigi fixed the covers on her Shmop.

Gigi sewed satin ribbon onto the seersucker dress she is sewing for Genevieve, and then pressed it and the seersucker pattern came through onto the ribbon, and was utterly unattractive. So she ripped it out again.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ba-da-bing, Ba-da-boom - Episode 330 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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You probably won't catch us bungee jumping off the Stratosphere or diving with the sharks off the sandy shores of Hawaii (actually you might), but the adventure of submerging ourselves into an unknown city is priceless. We feel that we can build a deeper connection and understanding of our customers (advocates, peeps, close-knit tribe) as we get lost within their hometowns. This is exactly why we are taking two new cities for a spin this April, Pasadena and Nashville. Meet up with us April 17-19 in Pasadena at Vogue Knitting Live or meet up with us April 24-26 in Nashville at Stitches South. Seriously, stop by and let us know your favorite place to grab dinner, a drink, socialize, or even relax. We can't wait to see you there!
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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. 
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
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:(0:32)

One minute health update.

Gigi has finished three pairs of socks: a pair of Regia Südsee vanilla socks, a pair of Van Gogh socks, and the Mystik Spiral socks, by Mint Rain in Ocean Depth.

Jasmin has been working on the  Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway, and is waxing poetic about how lovely the color is. She says the photos don't do the color justice.  She likes the tips for photography from Boston Jen and Knitting Butterflies, and the white balance on the Camera + app.

Gigi has knit a few preemie hats and she has washed and blocked a swatch for the 1000 Tulips shawl by Martina Behm #Behmalong, out of Rohrspatz und Wollmeise yarn.

Jasmin has found some finishing mojo and is trashtalking NDJen04 from the Commuter Knitter podcast.  She wants to finish every UFO ever started. Leslie from the KnitGirllls is mentioned, as are the Savvy Girls.

Gigi is working on the Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.

Jasmin has sewn in a sleeve on the Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest, and mentions a recipe for Barberry Rice. And she used the Tincanknits pattern for the Gramps shawl collar on this pattern.

Gigi put one row on her Viajante.

Jasmin is working on the Austen Cowl from Canon Hand Dyes.

Events:(28:20)

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon

Contest:(29:53)

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.

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
Newest prize: Fox In Socks bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.
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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 an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

Prizes for this contest are:
two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

A Highland Thisle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective in an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.
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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

Mother Knows Best:(33:55)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
 about what we do with fabric scraps. We like to hear what you do with your scraps, so please tell us in the episode thread. 

When Knitting Attacks:(42:16)

Gigi was attacked repeatedly by the Boneyard shawl, and she attacked her Lorelei.

 Jasmin enthuses about Forest on First. (Closed now, very sad.)
 Jasmin mentions the Head to Toe Project

Purloined:(45:58)

We thought we had purloined a great idea from the Prairie Girls. We thought their plan was to cast on a new project a day.  Their idea did not have this crazy scope, they suggested casting on something new for Mothers' Day.

Gigi mentions Stash Dash. And she is wondering about rules for the Stash Dash.

Review:(49:08)

This week we review: Brooklyn Tweed Mens II Collection

And Sew On:(1:00:49)

Gigi is working on a dress for Genevieve McCall's M5791  out of Tuttifrutti, available at Jo-Anne's and Hancock's.

Jasmin has sewing envy from listening to the Fluffy Fibers podcast.