Sunday, October 31, 2010

Therbligs- Episode 124 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:
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Abstract fiber has new Limited Luxury fibers. Our website will soon have merino cashmere silk and merino yak silk blends that we will dye to order in any of our colors until we run out. The cashmere blend sold out at SOAR in 3 hours! Visit your lys or Abstractfiber.com to see what the commotion's about!

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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 October. 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!



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On the needles: (00:43)

Gigi has been working on vanilla socks with afterthought heels out of the StitchJones "Gene Simmons" colorway. Jasmin is working on the Twist cardigan for Meghan. Gigi put another couple of repeats on her Heart to Heart scarf by Sivia Harding.

Jasmin is knitting her Cece out of the Abstract Fiber Alto in "Spinach". Gigi is continuing to work on the Maia shawl by Rosemary Hill. Jasmin is still working on her Supernatural Socks and *did* finish them today. Gigi has finished her Marta Cardigan by Julie Weisenberger.

Welcome back, Brenda!

Mother Knows Best: (15:05)

We talk about throwing vs picking, economy of movement (therbligs!), and muscle memory. We mention the Yarn Harlot Knitting video:



Jasmin mentions The Knitter's Handbook.

When Knitting Attacks: (29:46)

Gigi's Aeolian shawl runs short. Jasmin's Cece is attacked by Komodo vs Cobra. Gigi can't get gauge on her Cassidy.

Straw into Gold: (38:68)

Jasmin talks about the Norwegian Top from the Crown Mountain Farms fiber of the month club.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

K(nit)9 - Episode 123 - The Knitmore Girls

elphie


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This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber is headed to SOAR! Spin-Off’s Autumn Retreat is the last week of October in southern Wisconsin, just outside of Chicago. We’re bringing crimpy, easy to spin cashmere, Polwarth, and BFL/Silk as our featured fibers, plus Hedonism, our luxury yarn available only direct from us. We’ll have our regular yarns and fibers too. If you can’t make it to SOAR check out AbstractFiber.com to find a local retailer or shop online. The market will be open to the public on Thursday, October 28, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday, October 29, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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 October. 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: (00:28)

Gigi wants to replace "mindless" with "autopilot", Jasmin's suggestion is "cruise control". Gigi has been working on her Aeolian shawl. Jasmin has been working on Meghan's Twist Cardigan. We mention the Cables and Lace Knit(more)-a-long. Jasmin is still working on the socks for Andrew out of the Creatively Dyed J'ouvert base (colorway: Cake).

Gigi is knitting the Heart to Heart Scarf by Sivia Harding out of Abstract Fiber Hepburn in red. Jasmin mentions the Yarnspinner's Tales podcast. Jasmin also mentions the Knit Knit Cafe podcast and the heeled Doc Marten boots that Abby mentioned.

Be a mench, leave positive iTunes reviews for your favorite podcasters!

Mother Knows Best: (16:32)

We discuss beads and knitting. Gigi mentions the 7 Small Shawls ebook by Rosemary Hill.

Review: (24:58)

This week we review "Dress Your Dog" by Sys Fredens. Jasmin mentions the CARE rescue group in Saratoga, CA. Jasmin mentions the dog sweater calculator.

Straw into Gold: (38:21)

Jasmin mentions the Crown Mountain Farms Superwash merino ("Tequila Sunrise"). Jasmin and Gigi drumcard Shetland fleece while they watch TV. Jasmin mentions "The Knitter's Book of Wool" and "In Sheep's Clothing" as her go-to reference books.

Jasmin talks about the Welsh Top from the Crown Mountain Farms
Fiber of the Month club, and her "aha" moment when it comes to spinning from the fold.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tangled twists - Episode 122 - The Knitmore Girls

Oh pretty woman

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:
abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber is headed to SOAR! Spin-Off’s Autumn Retreat is the last week of October in southern Wisconsin, just outside of Chicago. We’re bringing crimpy, easy to spin cashmere, Polwarth, and BFL/Silk as our featured fibers, plus Hedonism, our luxury yarn available only direct from us. We’ll have our regular yarns and fibers too. If you can’t make it to SOAR check out AbstractFiber.com to find a local retailer or shop online. The market will be open to the public on Thursday, October 28, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday, October 29, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday, October 30, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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 October. 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.


The More You Know: (00:32)

- The Spin Control Podcast feed has changed! The RSS feed is: http://www.itunes.com/podcast?id=398083952 and you can find our tutorial on updating Podcast feeds in iTunes here.
- The Knit Sibs Podcast is back!
- Welcome back, ChrissytheGreat! (Go and download the new episode of the Manic Purl!)

On the Needles: (3:20)

Jasmin is a little forlorn about missing Rhinebeck this year. Jasmin loves Rachel's (of the Knit Cents Podcast) sweater forecast. Gigi gives a short synopsis of the Pacific International Quilt Festival. We talk about our incredibly wild and wooly weekend. Jasmin is working on Meghan's Sweater Swap 2010 Twist Cardigan. Gigi dug out some old projects for Finishing Friday; she wove in all the ends on her Katarina cardigan.

Jasmin had a knitting crisis, and couldn't find the skein of Abstract Fiber Temptation (in Snapdragon) or the socks she had started for Andrew out of the Creatively Dyed J'ouvert in "Cake". Gigi has worked on her Aeolian shawl. Jasmin is still working on her Supernatural socks, and was tempted by the new Supernatural colorways from Damselfly Yarns. Gigi has dusted off her sewing machine!

Join our Knit-A-Long! Gigi is knitting the Cassidy cardigan out of Manos Rittenhouse, and Jasmin is knitting the Cece Cardigan. You can find the Cassidy KAL thread here, and the Cece KAL thread here.

Mother Knows Best: (21:56)

We talk about converting sweater patterns from 5 separate pieces to three-piece sweaters (Body and two sleeves).

When Knitting Attacks: (30:46)

Meghan's Twist Cardigan is attacked by the Dark Chocolate episode of the Knit Wits podcast. Gigi suggested just fixing the cable, and Jasmin describes how she fixed it. Gigi knows best, duh.

Straw into Gold: (37:27)

Jasmin has finished plying the "Oh Pretty Woman" Superwash merino from Crown Mountain Farms. She talks about how different drafting technique yields different color display, and the Vineyard superwash merino from Abstract Fiber.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hot glue - Episode 121 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode has been sponsored by:

abstract flowers
Abstract Fiber is headed to SOAR! Spin-Off’s Autumn Retreat is the last week of October in southern Wisconsin, just outside of Chicago. We’re bringing crimpy, easy to spin cashmere, Polwarth, and BFL/Silk as our featured fibers, plus Hedonism, our luxury yarn available only direct from us. We’ll have our regular yarns and fibers too. If you can’t make it to SOAR check out AbstractFiber.com to find a local retailer or shop online. For folks in Northern California, Susan will be doing trunk shows at Purlescence Yarns on Thursday, Oct 14th from 6-9, Piedmont Yarn and Apparel on Friday the 15th from 5-8, and the Yarn Boutique in Lafayette on Sunday the 17th from 1-3PM.

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 October. 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: (00:33)

Gigi has been churning out anklets for our intern. Jasmin floods her garage and discovers UFOs. Gigi is working on finishing Miss Kalendar's Tangled Yoke Cardigan. We work together to finish a wedding shawl for our friend Lisa (the Madli shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush). We used the Knitter's Blocks and blocking wires from Handworks.

We discuss the fall Cables and Lace KAL! Gigi will be knitting Cassidy (by Bonne Marie Burns) out of Manos Rittenhouse, and Jasmin will be knitting Cece. We'll be casting on October 25th, join us!

Jasmin has been working on Meghan's Sweater Swap 2010 Twist Cardigan.

Mother knows best: (18:50)

We discuss what makes an optimal sock yarn. Gigi mentions Fancy Image Yarns. Jasmin mentions the BFL sock yarn from Lisa Souza and from Abstract Fiber.

When Knitting Attacks: (30:53)

Gigi is foiled by anklets.

Review: (34:24)

We review Modern Top-Down Knitting by Kristina McGowan, which is based on Knitting from the Top by Barbara Walker.

Straw into Gold: (42:09)

Jasmin has been finishing! She finished the Superwash Merino in the Vineyard colorway from Abstract Fiber, and the Oh Pretty Woman from Crown Mountain Farms. Jasmin talks briefly about photography and lighting for taking pictures of handspun yarn. Jasmin mentions her low-light lens. Click the links to find next year's fiber of the month club and the exotic fiber club.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Food, Fiber, Friends - Episode 120 - 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 October. 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.


Discount codes for the Cables and Lace KAL (10/4-10/8):

Cassidy- knitmorecassidy
Cece- knitmorecece

Show notes for this week's episode will be delayed.