Thursday, June 22, 2017

Picky Pantsedness - Episode 434 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:45)
Jasmin is drooling over Pintslices.

Gigi has been looking through the UFO bin for a sweater project. She did modifications to the  Waters Edge to make it a dropped waist style, and it looks awful. Jasmin volunteered to take it off her hands.

Jasmin started her first pair of mittens! The Love Still Wins mittens from Infinite Twist, benefiting Lambda Legal Defense. She likes the nostepinne that Twinsetjan sent her

Gigi is working on another bear preemie hat. She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast, We discuss googly eyes

Jasmin has made some progress on the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

Gigi is working on a pair of socks out of Regia  with a high instep.

Jasmin is redid the edging and needs to  do the grosgrain ribbon and buttons on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

Gigi knitted another square for the Vivid blanket out of Tess Designer Yarns

Jasmin started her first Resistance Hat by Krista Nelson out of the Marriage Equality Gradient from Neighborhood Fiber Co.


Gigi knitted  some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio.
Jasmin has put up the interview with Carson Demers . It will go live this week.

Gigi is gleening her winter sweaters.

Events:(29:11)
Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls
Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

Mother Knows Best:(33:04)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread
about a jogless join with self striping yarns

When Knitting Attacks:(36:27)
Jasmin tries to establish a color pattern when she’s sick.
Gigi was working on a preemie hat during knitting group, and managed to mess up decreases and tinked back 4 rows. Also, she knit a scratchy preemie hat.

Review:(43:30)
This week we review
by Bonnie Parker

Tour de Fleece Training:(53:15)
Week 5: Clean your wheel
Dust, use oil soap, wood conditioner (if appropriate) wood beams ,or this from Brittany. Get all the fiber and yuck out of the gears/metal bits. Always wipe the maiden clean and oil (we really like oil pens) between uses to keep stuff from collecting there. Jasmin likes shop towels (the blue paper towels) for spinning. Jasmin also likes Akerworks bobbins

And Sew On:(57:50)

Gigi cut draw strings for project bags, and had Genevieve help pull them through. They got two stacks done.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Director's Cut - Carson Demers - The Knitmore Girls

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Things mentioned:

A knitted piece, Colorado (Closed now, no link)
Minnesota Knitter's Guild Fiber Blitz (Yarnover)
Carson's Swatchbuckling class
Hips and knees at 90º; Feet flat on the floor
Goat Rock Pullover (In Joy of Color, maybe?)
Jamieson Spindrift
Janine Bajus
Mary [Scott Huff]
Portuguese Knitting, Andrea Wong
Carson's Designs (on Ravelry!)
medical rehab swivel seat
Norm Hall Saxony Wheel
Hansen MiniSpinner
Lendrum
Pocket Wheel
ImagiKnit
Lily, Carson's beautiful poodle


You can find Carson on Ravelry here, on Twitter hereon Instagram here, and his teaching calendar here

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Australian Cousins - Episode 433 - The Knitmore Girls

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Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.
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On the Needles:(0:37)
Gigi has finished the Sidewalk sweater. The Three needle bind-off was tricky.

Jasmin has finished the knitting on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “Diversity” and “Saffron”. Jasmin likes the OXO sweater dryers.

Gigi kitchenered the  Bias Cowl out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company.  She wound yarn for two more, one out of Oink Pigments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvignon the other one is a black from A Hundred Ravens.  The oil slick beads did not work.

Jasmin talks about Lucy Neatby's video and the Australian cousins. Lucy Neatby's website

Jasmin has made a Iittle progress on the Jeweled Cowl by knittimo out of Buffalo Wool Company's Sexy yarn in their "Happy Little Trees" PBS benefit colorway in conjunction with Pawley studio, who did a mug to go with it.

Gigi is working on another preemie hat. She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast, and has started her third one one.

Jasmin has made some progress on the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

She wants to finish the Harvest pullover from a previous SPAKAL.

Gigi is thinking of finishing something out of her UFO bin, before she casts on another garment.

Jasmin is redoing the edging and needs to  do the grosgrain ribbon and buttons on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

Jasmin has put up the interview with Jill Draper, and the interview with Carson Demers will go live this week.

Gigi has finished the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, and she cast on another pair of socks out of Regia for socks with a high instep. And another one.

Gigi knitted another square for the Vivid blanket out of Tess Designer Yarns.

Gigi knitted  some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio. She is on the last wide stripe


Events:(26:06)
Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls
Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

Mother Knows Best:(27:16)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about knitting with a newborn. Jasmin liked the Boppy

When Knitting Attacks:(34:41)
Unpicking edging on the Sideways Dude cardigan. Jasmin mentions the One Bad Mother podcast

Review:(43:21)
This week we review On The Loom, by Maryanne Moodie

Purloined:(48:44)
What are you reading?, The Knit Girllls

Tour de Fleece Training:(53:51)
Week 4: Check your tools

Ply magazine is digital now!
We had a little spinning class. Gigi tried to teach Park and Draft.




Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Director's Cut - Jill Draper - The Knitmore Girls

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Jill Draper Makes Stuff on Etsy

Wool Pool
Green Mountain Spinnery
Cheviot
Cal Patch, Design your own clothing
Jill's Designs
Vertices Unite by Stephen West
Steven Willette Woodwork
Rifton Yarn

Pissaladière (Onion Tart)