Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mostly - Episode 455 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month! 
Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.
See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).



On the Needles:(0:41)
Jasmin has swatched for her Frozen Hearts sweater (modified Frost sweater by Lisa Ross).
She was listening to the "Behind the Wool" podcast. She has found an additional use for her giant ball of Aunt Lydia's crochet cotton.
She mentions the Landon sweater she knitted for Rex out of Boy's Knits by Katya Frankel, and the If You give a Mouse a Cookie sweater for Rex. The back is done, the front is at the neck.

Gigi is knitting 4 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, the second sock getting close to the toe, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings, done . She also had cast on another pair of socks and tried the cuff on Sam. It fits, and will become another pair of Vanilla is the New Black socks.out of Regia in the Havana colorway. Jasmin mentions a Ninja Turtle hat.

Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and baby Barleys for the NICU.
Jasmin is planning to set up the Head to Toe Project over Thanksgiving. She mentions the Red Hat Project. Little Hats, Big Hearts

Jasmin has finished and blocked the Baa-ble hat #1, and Baa-ble hat #2 is waiting on an earflap pattern. Genevieve wants short ribbing and earflaps. Jasmin is working on the Tale as old as Time cowl.

In Stitches:(17:53)
Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Citron with the beaded bind off, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl.
Jasmin: hamilknit hat, Genevieve: Olivia hat. Rex: Lionheart hoodie, Jasmin mentions the Welcome to the Flock cardigan.

She Can Make promo!

Events:(20:17)
Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017
Jasmin mentions Ann Tudor's amazing Grinches.
Do Some Good contest. November 23rd to January 6th

Contest:(25:57)
#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.
New Prize: Lolo Body Bars, Red Clover, Deep forest
We have a new contest:The  "I Blame the Knitmores " contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.
Contest responses need to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread. It will continue until November 23rd.

Mother Knows Best:(34:26)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? thread, on how to get sock mojo.
Jasmin reminisces about Fancy Image Yarn. She mentions Lara Neel's sock book, clear Converse sneakers, and clear rainboots from Skacel

Jasmin likes White Birch yarn. Also #OperationSockDrawer on instagram. How do you jump start your sock mojo?

Review:(46:14)
This week we review:
By Rosemary Drysdale

And Sew On:(55:28)
Jasmin hand sews velcro on shoes.
She used a Thimble it
Gigi is enjoying her sewing space.  
She started on side seams for this years Grinch- Along bags

Gigi made plans for weekly sewing sessions with Genevieve.

We worked on stay stitching together. Looking at Burda instructions, this pattern does not have a lay out schematic, sewed pleats into front of dress, sewed center back seam, prepped for zipper.





Thursday, November 9, 2017

Not Enough and Too Much - Episode 454 - The Knitmore Girls

LOVELY, ENGAGING PHOTO ONCE FLICKR IS BACK UP

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Want to hear about Black Trillium Fibres’ collaboration with JamPDX, ErinLane Bags & Kirsten Kapur? Our holiday kit is coming soon! Need more information about the Frosted Sweater, Pretentious by Karen Whooley or our Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials? It’s all in our newsletter!
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No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.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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Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!
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Little Skein has a brand new kit in the shop beginning on Saturday. The “Salutations” shawl kit is our tribute to the sweet and moving story of Charlotte's Web, where a humble, terrific and radiant pig makes a true friend in Charlotte, grows up, and learns how to say goodbye. We have a new gradient yarn, a gorgeous pattern from Melanie Berg, sentimental project bags and more at littleskein.com.

On the Needles:(0:34)
Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and baby Barleys for the NICU.

Jasmin has gotten her yarn for her Frozen Hearts sweater (modified Frost sweater by Lisa Ross) and is finally ready to swatch. She mentions the Sweetheart sweater.

Gigi is knitting 4 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks, one out of Patons Kroy, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings . She also had cast on another pair of socks and tried the cuff on Sam. It fits, and will become another pair of Vanilla is the new black socks out of Regia in the Havana colorway.

Jasmin has finished the Baa-ble hat #1, and cast on Baa-ble hat #2. Genevieve wants short ribbing and earflaps. Jasmin is working on the Tale as old as Time cowl.

In Stitches:(10:15)
Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, a Hitchhiker and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl.
Jasmin: mentions Lise from the Knitting Rose, and we got Footprints for each of us. Frosted hat, resistance hat, hamilknit hat,Rainbow dots cowl. She mentions the Sockhead cowl. Genevieve: Olivia hat, Elsa gloves, Elsa sweater. Rex: Lionheart hoodie, Jasmin mentions the SPAKAL

Events:(19:47)
Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Yarnstories podcast promo!

Contest:(24:04)
#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.
New Prize: Black Trillium Lilt “Chennai” WINNER:
We have a new contest:The  "I Blame the Knitmores " Contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.
Contest responses need to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread. It will continue until November 23rd.

Mother Knows Best:(30:10)
This week we talk about something Gigi used to tell Jasmin when she was a teenager, "Clean up and you’ll find what you’re missing", + bonus, cleaned up area. (Sexist sewing machine manual)
Jasmin mentions Crystal nail files.
  • Full in full out
  • Modeling for others in your house

When Knitting Attacks:(40:33)
Gigi was working on Sam's socks during knitting group, decided to make the legs an inch longer. She totally forgot that the heel starts 2 inches sooner on these than with afterthought heels. Now they look like knee highs. She finished the heel turn, and now she is 5 stitches short.

Review:(30:22)
This week we review:
Jasmin mentions the new Susan B. Anderson Book (Kids Knitting Workshop), Gigi also likes the Knitters companion.

Straw into Gold:(48:42)
SPINNING! Inspired by Spinzilla, Jasmin is spinning her Family Hiro sweaters. She spun for 2 hours/1 oz/29grams. At this rate, they’ll be done eventually. Spun on the Infinite Twist Acadia and the QO Device.

And Sew On:(51:34)
Gigi dusted and vacuumed her sewing space.  She found some things that had gone missing.
She hung the water reservoir for the Gravity feed iron on a cannibalized hook from a belt hanger.
Sewed all the horizontal seams for this years grinch along bags
We cut the paper pattern for Genevieve's corduroy dress.

Gigi talks about grain line, and there was a straightening edges mishap. We have a solution, did some cutting, and made plans for weekly sessions.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Momentum - Episode 453 - 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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Black Trillium Fibres is at Vogue Knitting Live November 3rd through 5th in booth 227. We’ll be showing off great new projects from Kirsten Kapur and Karen Whooley, as well as the fabulous Frosted sweater by Lisa Ross, and of course we’ll have gradients and other hand-dyed goodies. Come check out our show-exclusive color, Winchester, and don’t forget to mention the Knitmore Girls Podcast for a special discount!

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No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. Infinite Twist takes the guess work out of yarn and color selection by providing what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits featuring visually striking hand-dyed colors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, our kits make your life easier and save you money. Say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's occupied by another project, or having to buy an entire skein to get a tiny amount of a necessary accent color. We even offer free shipping worldwide on all orders above $30! Visit us today at infinitetwist.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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Remember those holiday advent calendars that revealed a piece of chocolate each day? Imagine that but with yarn and notions instead! Jimmy Beans Wool presents their 2017 Craftvent Calendar: a 24-day mystery knit-along counting down to the holidays! Beginning December 1st, you’ll open each compartment of the calendar to reveal scrumptious yarns, notions, and pattern clues to knit your way to a stunning shawl by Christmas Eve. To order your Craftvent Calendar now, visit jimmybeanswool.com/craftvent!
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Knotions - a free knitting and crochet magazine with patterns, tutorials and reviews. Check out our new issues each month!
Add a new skill - like German Short Rows, Cables without a Cable Needle or the Magic Knot. Make one of our free patterns such as the Sunset Lights Shawl, Sweetly Hat or Luonnotar Socks from a recent issue. Or buy a copy of one of our inexpensive eBooks on socks or hats.
See what we have to offer at knotions.com (that’s knotions with a “k”).


On the Needles:(0:36)
Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and one baby Barleys for the NICU
Jasmin finished test knitting the Frosted Top for Lisa Ross out of Lisa Souza Supersport. (Enjoy this pattern for FREE with code FROZEN through November 3, 2017! To get the matching sweater for 40% OFF, click here and use code FROZEN (in a separate transaction))

Also, Genevieve needs to draw a ponytail hat for her mom to knit.

Gigi is knitting 3 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks, one out of Patons Kroy, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings . I also had cast on another pair of socks. I have to try the cuff on Sam. If it fits, it will become another pair of Vanilla is the new black socks.

Jasmin is almost finished with the Baa-ble hat #1.
Gigi finished weaving in ends of the  Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket.

Jasmin is working on the Tale as old as Time cowl, and she really likes the new quilt clips
Gigi blocked the Mishke last week. It is warm and cuddly.

We need to figure out what to do about the beautiful buttons that snag the knitting on the Girl's Victorian coat.
Jasmin also has a Vanilla is the New Black sock on the needles.
Jasmin is planning a Frosted sweater for herself. With hearts.
We are planning for next year and also thinking about an engagement survey.

Events:(11:37)
Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Contest:(13:47)
#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.
New Prize: Black Trillium Lilt “Chennai”
We have a new contest:The  "I Blame the Knitmores " Contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.
Contest responses need to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread. It will continue until November 23rd.

Mother Knows Best:(18:26)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?” thread, about blocking order of operations. Jasmin references Amy Herzog

When Knitting Attacks:(22:46)
Gigi could not find her 4th dpn. Also, she missed a decrease row on the crown of a hat.

Review:(30:22)
This week we review
Point/Counterpoint Vol 3, by Mary Hull (Kino Knits) and Clare Devine.

Gigi thinks that Socks on a Plane would coordinate well with the mitts.

Straw into Gold:(37:25)
SPINNING! Inspired by Spinzilla, Jasmin is spinning her Family Hiro sweaters. 2 hours/1 oz/29grams. At this rate, they’ll be done eventually. Spun on the Infinite Twist Acadia and the QO Device.

And Sew On:(44:43)
Gigi organized her sewing space.  She read a great article in this month’s Threads magazine on
5 ways to get a custom fitting pattern

Pinned interfacing to lining