Monday, June 25, 2012

Kerfuffle - Episode 184 - The Knitmore Girls

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Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way! 

On The Needles:(00:33)

Gigi is making progress on the border of her Kleio. Jasmin is working on her Breezy cardigan. Gigi finished one of the Hobbit socks for Mr. Knitmore and started the second one. Jasmin has gotten to the border  of her Daybreak.  Gigi has also finished two preemie hats.

We discuss the United States Olympic Committee issuing a cease and desist order prohibiting the use of the term "Ravelympics". We also mentioned the "Woolsack Project", the iMake podcast, and the Yarn Harlot's blog response.

Events:(19:39)

September 3rd, we are planning to attend the Monterey Wool Auction, at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.

Contest:(20:57)

 Spring Cleaning Contest, ends July 2nd. Read the thread on the board and get ideas and contribute your own! Jasmin is upping the ante- for each extra 50 entries we are adding a new prize.

For the first 200 entries, we have THREE prize packs from the Bar Maids that each include:
- A Lo-lo to go bar
- A Lo-lo body bar
- A cuticle intensive stick
- An O' For Feets Sake

And our fourth prize is a subscription to Entangled Magazine

For our fifth prize we added an XRX book duo including: Swing, Swagger, Drape by Janet Slicer-Smith, and Magnificent Mittens and Socks, by Anna Zilboorg

For our sixth prize we added a Pagewood Farms Tinkerbell Needle Felted Silk Scarf Kit, donated by Purlescense Yarns.

For our seventh prize we added two pairs of sock blockers by ChappysMom, one set has cats on them, and the other set has skull and crossbones.

Jasmin is challenging listeners to add more entries and offering another prize:  a hank of Tess Yarns microfiber ribbon, and a hank of Tess Yarn "Whiskers"

Jasmin also mentions tidying while talking to Abby of Knit Knit Cafe podcast

Mother Knows Best:(26:29)

Today we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about thread": Repair a sock or not?

We mentioned Dream in Color Smooshy Yarn

Review:(33:17)

This week we review Spin to Knit, The Knitters Guide to Making Yarn by Shannon Okey, published by  Interweave Press.

We mention roving from Shari of Morro Fleece Works, and Dr Gemma's Cogknitive Retreat, and Judith McCuin McKenzie. Also: Abby Franquemont's Respect the Spindle; Spindolyn and Bosworth Spindles. We also mention The Intentional Spinner.

And Sew On:(45:21)

Jasmin is learning to sew curved edges on her Evolution serger. Nascar and Mario Cars come up in the conversation. A new sewing machine needle is needed for each new project, and ball point needles for knits.

Straw Into Gold:(49:38)

Jasmin has been working on her SPAKAL sweater, and is spinning on a drop spindle.
Tour de Fleece is coming up, watch Team Sasquatch!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tastes like pink - Episode 183 - The Knitmore Girls

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Entangled Magazine focuses on any craft that starts with fiber: spinning, weaving, sewing, dyeing, knitting, crochet, fibery animals, etcetera. We’ve been getting rave reviews and recent subscribers are seeking out the back issues to complete their collection. If it starts as fiber you’ll read about it in Entangled! All the details on the magazine, and a free preview issue for you to download, can be found at Entangledmagazine.com
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Purlescence Yarns is the Bay Area's destination yarn shop. From the best in spinning and weaving equipment to luxurious yarns and fibers, we have what you need to make your fibery dreams a reality. We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!


On the Needles:(00:37)

Jasmin is working on her Breezy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig out of her hand spun. Gigi has done a few teeth onto her Kleio. Jasmin is working on her Mini Mondo Cabled Cardi, out of Abstract Fiber Miro.  Gigi  is thinking of doing a Baby Rocky Coast Cardigan for Genevieve.  She also has finished a pair of stipey socks out of Regia and cast on socks for Genevieve.  Jasmin has put a few more rows onto her Daybreak Shawl.  Gigi has finished another sock and hasn't cast on the second one, because she needs to look up directions for the Channel Island cast on. Jasmin mentions Handbreak to convert DVDs to MP4s.

We talked about our outing to the Retzlaff Winery,  and buying Jensen Turkish spindles from Carolina Homespun.  Jasmin also bought some Wood beams wood conditioner there. She also bought two pounds of cormo top from Sue Reuser to make sweaters for Genevieve. She also bought some excellent blush wine from the Retzlaff Winery. We also mentioned the port wine from the Savannah Chanel Winery. We chatted with Tracy and Barb, from the Two Knit Lit Chicks podcast, and Manda from Knitting Psychos.

We also talked about our visit to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, which is our local County Hospital. This is the place to which we take the preemie hats that out listeners have donated. Jasmin mentioned the Remembering Remy project.

We spent WWKIP day at the Ainsley House in Campbell; we mention the Bar Maids promotion on Facebook.

Events:(25:11)

September 3rd, we are planning to attend the Monterey Wool Auction, at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.

Contest:(26:17)

 Spring Cleaning Contest, ends July 2nd. Read the thread on the board and get ideas and contribute your own! Jasmin is upping the ante- for each extra 50 entries we are adding a new prize.

For the first 200 entries, we have THREE prize packs from the Bar Maids that each include:
- A Lo-lo to go bar
- A Lo-lo body bar
- A cuticle intensive stick
- An O' For Feets Sake

And our fourth prize is a subscription to Entangled Magazine

For our fifth prize we added an XRX book duo including: Swing, Swagger, Drape by Janet Slicer-Smith, and Magnificent Mittens and Socks, by Anna Zilboorg

Mother Knows Best:(30:48)

This week we answer a question about how we get so much knitting and sewing done. We mention the Breezy cardigan, Flylady.net, and Carson Demer's ergonomic advice

Purloined:(39:36)

This week we purloined Nature Notes from the Knitting Pipeline podcast. Jasmin mentions The Perfect Scoop, by David Lebovitz

Review:(45:03)

This week we are reviewing Namaste bags: the Boardwalk bag, the mini messenger bag, the Laguna bag, and the Mommy on the Move changing pad/wipe case combo.

Straw into Gold:(57:13)

Jasmin has been working on spinning some Rambouillet while wearing Genevieve in the Ergo carrier. Thank  you's to the other podcasters who are team leaders for Team Sasquatch for the Tour de Fleece.

BONUS! After the "outro" music, some audio from DangerMouse!