Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sweater Hindsight - Episode 208 - The Knitmore Girls


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While winter brings feeling of nesting or hunkering down, it also means a picking up a piece or two of handcrafts. The oven works overtime for those holiday family favorites, quilters stitch just a tad faster to complete works of art before gift giving officially opens, and knitters dash to their local yarn store to squeeze in one more scarf or pair of socks for that last minute gift. As you are crafting wonders, Bar-Maids continues to handcraft yummy goodness for your skin ... all to to help you....even if you continue to create into the wee morning hours. Bar-Maids handcrafts their products with natural skin loving oils and butters; everything your skin needs to keep it soft and moisturized and nothing it doesn't. Since you use our hands a tad more in this season, let Lo-Lo help keep them moisturized. It's simple! Get your hands wet, shake the water off and get your Lo-Lo on before you pick-up needle, cookie cutter, or drop spindle.
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On the Needles:(0:34)

 Gigi has finished a pair of wristers in the Dashing pattern for a Christmas gift. Jasmin put a few more rows on her Breezy Cardigan. She is complaining that she is running out of room to store her handknit sweaters.

She is planning to knit the Calligraphy cardigan next. Gigi also finished two preemie hats out of leftover sock yarn. We reference Partylite. Gigi is getting ready to embellish some felted ornaments.  Jasmin is almost done with the sleeves of the Playful Stripes Cardigan,


We will be attending
 Stitches West: February 21-24, 2013


We have started this years Do Some Good Contest.
Do some good on a local, statewide, nationwide or universal level.

Prizes so far are:
-A Green Mountain Knitting Bag
- Two Lolo Bar Trios from The Bar Maids- a Claudia Handpainted Yarns kit for a pair of colorwork mittens (from Purlescence Yarns)
- a copy of Magnificent Mittens and Socks, by Anna Zilborg (from XRX books)
- a Pagewood Farm Tinkerbell needle felting scarf kit in amazing shades of red (from Purlescence Yarns)
- and a drop spindle kit from Schacht

Closing date for entries is January 6th

In Stitches:(16:33)

We are wearing Vanilla socks every day. Gigi wears fingerless mitts every night. Jasmin wore her hat out of Tess Yarn. Also, she is wearing her Looped Loop cowl. Gigi likes to wear her Knitmore cowl, and she wore her gray Citron.

Genevieve wore her ravellenic Ribbed Baby Jacket and the Feather and Fan blanket. Also she was snuggling in the love blanket and wearing the Molly hat.

Mother Knows Best:(23:05)

We talk about saving the good stuff. Mom's advice: Enjoy the good stuff! We reference Galina.


This week we review:
Knitted Farm Animals, by Sarah Keen and Knit a Monster Nursery, by Rebecca Danger

Holidays with the Knitmores:(36:26)

This week we give you our top gifts for knitters:
ChiaoGoo interchangeable knitting needles
Reference Books:
10 highlighter set
Removable Highlighter Tape
Clover Row Counter
Lolo Bars, Oh for Feets Sake
magazine subscriptions ( Threads magazine, hard copy and digital copy)
Craftsy classes
Bluster Bay swift
The 15 inch Cricket Loom
Leslie Wind cable needle necklace
cashmere ( Tess Yarns, Lisa Souza, Jade Sapphire)
a good bedside lamp (Lamps Plus)

And Sew On:(47:35)

Gigi sewed a cover for Sam's backrest out of Spiderman fabric.
We talk about Project Runway and matching fabric to project.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Dear Jasmine, I am feeling so sad for you and your sweater problem. No one should have to suffer such a problem. I've thought about it and wanted to offer a wonderfully brilliant suggestion!! I have no time to knit sweaters and I would be more than willing to store yours for you in my closet! I think we are of similar size! :-)