Saturday, September 25, 2010

Episode 119 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:
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Abstract Fiber has a back to school special! Our Jasmine makes the very clever and pretty Flatbox Knitting bags to help pay for her college expenses. It’s time to buy books, so she’s offering a limited time special 10% discount on her bags when you buy them from AbstractFiber.com Check out AbstractFiber.com for a store near you or shop online and receive free shipping on orders over $100.

purllogolarge
Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of September. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!


stitches east
Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at knittinguniverse.com.



Show notes will be posted by 10/05

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Chaotic - Episode 118 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber has a back to school special! Our Jasmine makes the very clever and pretty Flatbox Knitting bags to help pay for her college expenses. It’s time to buy books, so she’s offering a limited time special 10% discount on her bags when you buy them from AbstractFiber.com Check out AbstractFiber.com for a store near you or shop online and receive free shipping on orders over $100.

purllogolarge
Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of September. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!


stitches east
Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at knittinguniverse.com.

On the needles: (00:31)

Gigi has been working on Vanilla socks and vanilla preemie hats. Jasmin has been working on the Twist Cardigan for Meghan. Jasmin is going to get buttons for it at the Button Emporium in Portland, OR. Gigi has done the finishing on Jasmin's Tempestuous cardigan. We discuss backing buttons from Cleaner's Supply (the box, and the package of one size). Jasmin mentions her Supernatural socks.

Jasmin mentions the Oregon Flock and Fiber thread. Gigi mentions "On the Road with Austin & Santino" and "Project Runway".

Events: (16:26)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. We'll be staying at the Days Inn and Suites Wilsonville.
- MEET AND GREET! We'll be doing our meet and greet on Saturday September 25th, from 11:30-12:30 in the Abstract Fiber booth, then we'll be joining Rachel (from KnitCents) and Erin (from The Anatomy of Knitting) in the BarMaids booth from 12:30-1. You can RSVP here.
APP EXTRA: Stitches East market coupon.

When Knitting Attacks: (18:15)

Gigi's Maia shawl is troubled.

Review: (21:31)

This week we review Knit One Below by Elise Duvekot. We like the fashion drawings and the use of the new techniques. We're a little lukewarm on the patterns, but we really liked:

Parisienne
Yin Yang Cardigan
Gossamer Square

Straw into Gold: (40:38)

Jasmin has finished the singles out of the Three Bags Full ("Crimson Shadows") fiber for Gigi's Sunrise Circle Cardigan.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Golden Fleece - Episode 117 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:
abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber has a back to school special! Our Jasmine makes the very clever and pretty Flatbox Knitting bags to help pay for her college expenses. It’s time to buy books, so she’s offering a limited time special 10% discount on her bags when you buy them from AbstractFiber.com Check out AbstractFiber.com for a store near you or shop online and receive free shipping on orders over $100.

purllogolarge
Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of September. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!


stitches east
Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at knittinguniverse.com.

On the Needles: (00:35)

Gigi has been working on Vanilla preemie hats and vanilla socks. Gigi mentions Cat Bordhi's Houdini socks, and performing reconstructive sock surgery. Gigi wove in ends for Finishing Friday. Jasmin is working on a Twist Cardigan for Meghan from the Stitch It! podcast (for Sweater Swap 2010). Jasmin's poison green Twist Cardigan is mentioned. Jasmin has started the sleeves on her Cabled Yoke Tunic. We talk about the Monterey Wool Auction. Breeds that we mentions: Rambouillet, Cormo, CVM. We mention Shari, from Morro Fleece Works.

Contest: (25:45)

We announce the winners of our Head to Toe Contest! You can see the winning submissions here. Thanks to the folks to sent us prizes:

Bags by Loumms
XRX/Knitter's Magazine
Abstract Fiber
Chrissy Gardener
Martingale Publishing
Janel Laidman
Knitfitknitting.com
Flatbox Bag
Winter Mountain Fibers
Vegan Craftastic

Events: (33:00)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. We'll be staying at the Days Inn and Suites Wilsonville.
- MEET AND GREET! We'll be doing our meet and greet on Saturday September 25th, from 11:30-12:30 in the Abstract Fiber booth, then we'll be joining Rachel (from KnitCents) in the BarMaids booth from 12:30-1.
APP EXTRA: Stitches East market coupon.

When Knitting Attacks: (34:29)

Gigi has been attacked by her Aeolian shawl. Gigi mentions Oral B Superfloss.

Ask an Intern: (36:08)

Katrina is hooked on afterthought heels.

Review: (39:16)

EntreĆ© to Entrelac by Gwen Bortner. We mention other patterns, not in the book: the Market Squares bag, a lace entrelac blanket, Windfall blanket.

Straw into Gold: (47:05)

This week, Jasmin worked on Gigi's Three Bags Full Crimson Shadows yarn. Jasmin is finishing spinning her "It's not easy being green" merino/silk from Abstract Fiber for the Maia shawl. Abbyknitz, from the Knit Knit Cafe podcast, asked about spinning silk. Jasmin mentions the Crown Mountain Farms Exotic Fibers club.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

High butter content- Episode 116- The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:



abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber has a back to school special! Our Jasmine makes the very clever and pretty Flatbox Knitting bags to help pay for her college expenses. It’s time to buy books, so she’s offering a limited time special 10% discount on her bags when you buy them from AbstractFiber.com Check out AbstractFiber.com for a store near you or shop online and receive free shipping on orders over $100.

purllogolarge
Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of September. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!


stitches east
Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at knittinguniverse.com.


On the needles: (00:32)

Jasmin has been working on Meghan's Twist cardigan (for Sweater Swap 2010). Gigi is hooked on knitting preemie caps! Jasmin is working on her Demon Cloud Supernatural inspired socks. We list a bunch of podcasts, including:

Crafternoon Tea with GrannyG
Crooked Row
KnitaJourney Podcast
Knitting Pipeline
Well-knitted life
Podictionary Podcast

Jasmin also announces that we'll be starting our next KAL (tentatively) around October 1st.

Contest: (12:18)

The Head to Toe design contest has closed. Details can be found in the contest thread. The winners will be announced in episode 117. Prizes include:
Events: (15:51)
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction (Here's the link to the Director's Cut episode about selecting fleeces.)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. We'll be staying at the
Days Inn and Suites Wilsonville.
- MEET AND GREET! We'll be doing our meet and greet on Saturday September 25th, from 11:30-12:30 in the Abstract Fiber booth, then we'll be joining Rachel (from KnitCents) in the BarMaids booth from 12:30-1.

APP EXTRA: Stitches East market coupon.

Mother Knows Best: (21:03)

We talk about picking alternate yarns for patterns. We mention the Craft Yarn Council's method of classifying yarn weight.

Ask an intern: (29:27)

Gigi enables Katrina into knitting socks with afterthought heels. Katrina's footlets suffered from user error.

Review: (40:14)

This week we review Knitting Under the Influence by Claire Lezebnik. We didn't care for it.

Straw into Gold: (43:18)

Jasmin recommends "In Sheep's Clothing" and "The Knitter's Book of Wool". Jasmin talks about Merino and Masham wool, courtesy of Crown Mountain Farms and their fiber of the month club.