Monday, July 30, 2012

High Tech-Low Tech - Episode 189 - 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:( 0:30)

Jasmin has finished knitting on the Mini Mondo Cable Cardi. For the Ravellenic games she started the Debbie Bliss Ribbed Baby Jacket out of Malabrigo Rios. Gigi is knitting Hannah Fettig's Featherweight cardigan in Vail, by Classic Elite.

Gigi is working on the Sister Joan Shawl.  Also, Jasmin has an "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" brain and wants to knit a matching sweaters in the Arwen pattern out of Madeline Tosh DK that she had purchased at A Verb For Keeping Warm, and a matching Lamb's Pride, that was originally intended to be a Tilted Duster.  Gigi is also working on the Mishke.


Events:(16:57)

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

Mother Knows Best:(17:21)

This week we answer a question from the "What Do You Want to Hear About" thread, and talk about high tech and low tech methods of keeping track of multiple cables and increases/decreases in a pattern.  We mention Clover locking stitch markers, and Excel spread sheets

Purloined:(24:09)

This week we are purloining "This Week in TV", from the TV Knitting podcast, hosted by StitchMistress.  We talk about Season 10 of Project Runway, and the amazing blouse by Ven.

Review:(31:15)

This week we review Toe-Up Socks in a Box, by Wendy D. Johnson, and Toe-Up Socks for Every Body, by Wendy D. Johnson. We also mention (and recommend) Socks from the Toe Up.


Straw Into Gold:(41:20)

Gigi has one ounce left of her SPAKAL spinning, and has done a bit of spinning on her Turkish drop spindle.

Jasmin is plying her shetland singles for the Goodale sweater, and she has been enabling her friends into buying Woolee Winders.  She is also coveting a MiniSpinner.









Monday, July 23, 2012

Wasting diamonds- Episode 188 - 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:(0:33)

Jasmin is working on her Mini Mondo Cable cardigan.  Gigi is still working on her Mishke.
Jasmin is planning a sweater for Genevieve out of Cascade 220 superwash to go with her Carter's onesies. She is thinking of maybe knitting an Alana Dakos design (this one).  Gigi is also planning to knit a sweater out of Cascade 220 for Genevieve out of 60 Quick Baby Knits. We mentioned the
Intarsia 1 and Intarsia 2  DVDs by Lucy Neatby.

We mention the Daybreak shawl. Gigi is happy with her progress on her Sister Joan Shawl.
Jasmin put another row on her Houdini sock, and Gigi is working on a sock for Genevieve out of Regia.

Jasmin mentioned the baby Arwen sweater for the Ravellenic games. We mention a trip to Hicklebee's bookstore for the Mac Barnett signing. We attended a Cascade Yarns tasting; some Cascade Heritage Silk, and Jewel Handpaint yarn. Cascade Magnum is mentioned, and The Great American Kid's Afghan.. We are working with Addi Click needles so we can review them.

Events:(17:40)

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

Mother Knows Best:(18:29)

We talk about color memory.

Purloined:(23:12)

This week we purloined the "Geek Squee"  segment from the Knit 1, Geek 2 podcast . We talk about The Walking Dead TV series. Jasmin mentions The Walking Dead graphic novels. We also mention World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.

Review:(28:55)

This week we reviewed
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen.
Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski, illustrated by Lee Harper
The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweater...That Grandma Knit, by Debbie Macomber and Mary Lou Carney, illustrated by Vincent Nguyen

And Sew On:(45:30)

Gigi mentions spray on fabric adhesiveProject Runway Season 10 has started.

Straw Into Gold:(49:39)

Jasmin completed her Tour de Fleece goal of finishing spinning the singles for her SPAKAL sweater, and also finished the singles out of the BFL from FreckleFace Fiber and Abstract Fiber. She is using Enchanted, Midnight Moon and Maleficent. She is also plying for her Goodale sweater.

Gigi also not only managed her Tour de Fleece goal, but also made huge progress on her SPAKAL sweater.



Monday, July 16, 2012

Full in, full out - Episode 187 - The Knitmore Girls

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Nobody has perfect feet. Nobody. We put so much pressure on them with all our walking, shopping, working out, etc., not to mention expecting them to wear horrible footwear that looks great but could be more, um, ergonomic? Sandals in the summer, wool socks in the winter – those dogs of ours are under assault all year, and we have to care for them. They are family, after all! Oh For Feet Sake by Bar Maids can turn your little piggies from a source of shame to a claim to fame in two weeks or less. Those tootsies deserve better. Let Bar Maids give them some love, boys and girls! Infused with Tea Tree oil and natural moisturizers, it’s healing and protection that your feet can feel. If your trotters are REALLY feeling the strain, go to www.Bar-Maids.com for the simple Bar Maids Tootsie Rx recipe. Show those babies some love and attention, because, let’s be honest, you’re never gonna stop walking all over your feet.
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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:(0:35)

Gigi is working on her Mishke, and making progress. Jasmin is working on the Breezy cardigan.

Gigi is working on the Sister Joan Shawl.  We mentioned The Sopranos. Jasmin is trying to finish the Mini Mondo cable cardigan out of Abstract Fiber's Miro. Jasmin is working on finishing Houdini socks for Andrew.  Gigi finished a pair of vanilla socks, and vanilla socks for Genevieve, and is working on some hobbit size socks.  We also were praising the Bar Maids O' For Feet's Sake, and the body bar.

Events:(12:02)

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

Mother Knows Best:(12:35)

Full in, full out. Also: Do it now! Principle

Purloined:(14:30)

This week we are stealing "Caffeinated", from the Knit Knit Cafe podcast, hosted by Abby and Ben. We also mention the Burda Style blog, and the Burda Style Handbook

Review:(17:55)

This week we review Cardigans by Louisa Harding, and we mention her books with projects for kids.


 And Sew On:(22:53)

We are getting ready to sew a table cloth out of linen that we bought at Mood in LA. We mention a technique for mitered corners from Piecework magazine

Straw Into Gold:(25:32)

Gigi is not sure about her drop spindle technique, working on her Turkish drop spindle. Jasmin is spinning out of fiber from FreckleFace Fiber from the Cognitive Fiber Retreat.  Jasmin needs to ply her fiber for her Goodale.  Gigi is making good progress on her SPAKAL sweater. 




Monday, July 9, 2012

Make Lemonade - Episode 186 - The Knitmore Girls

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So, we’ve talked about the amazing Lo-Lo Bar by Bar Maids before, and I’m sure you’ve all tried, and ADORE, it, but did you know that they also make an intensive moisturizer for your (FACE)? Face Pudding by Bar Maids is as deliciously decadent as its name suggests. There’s one for every skin type, and it’s such a simple way to give your skin the moisture it craves all year long. We all try to ensure that we’re as beautiful on the outside as we are on the inside, so why not use a natural, safe product that provides the kind of results you’d expect from the makers of the Lo-Lo Bar? Give it a try! Your beautiful face will thank you.  I mean, it’s like they say, the proof is in the pudding!
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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:( 0:33:

Gigi is working on the Mishka cardigan by Cocoknits out of Donegal Tweed. Jasmin is still working on her Breezy cardigan. Gigi finally finished knitting the Kleio, but hasn't taken pictures yet.  Jasmin has not worked on her Daybreak shawl lately.

Gigi has picked up the Sister Joan shawl by Sivia Harding again and loves the beading. They have subscribed to Seven Small Shawls, Year 3, by Romi Hill. Jasmin is working on the Mini Mondo cable cardigan for Genevieve.

Jasmin mentions Voolenvine from the Yarngasm podcast and Natalie from BarkNKnit.  Talking about up or down sizing sweaters, and we mention Coastal Kids patterns by Hannah Fettig and Alana Dakos.  Gigi is still working on a pair of vanilla socks with a Channel Island cast on, socks for Mr. Knitmore, and for  Genevieve. Jasmin wanted to knit something out of Tess Yarns microfiber ribbon, but finds herself short on time.

Events:(12:42)

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

Mother Knows Best:(13:15)

We are talking about good equipment this week.  Gigi mentions Fiskar scissors, and Gingher scissors.

Jasmin enabled yet another friend into buying a matchless spinning wheel.  Also she mentions her Bernina sewing machine.  We mention the Jenkins Turkish drop spindle.

When Knitting Attacks:(18:32)

Gigi had problems with keeping track of her row count and thinks that the Clover Row Counter can help her prevent this problem in the future. We also mention the knit picks chart minder.

Purloined:(20:54)

This week we steal "All Spun Up", from the Spin Control podcast hosted by Shilo. We mention The Perfect Scoop Ice Cream cookbook, Pinterest, the KitchenAid juicer attachment that made this happen.  We also mentioned a food mill, and shanties made with homemade lemonade and Foster's beer.

Review:(24:39)

This week we review Knitting with The Color Guys by Kaffee Fasset and Brandon Mably. Jasmin mentions the Philosopher's Wool. We also recommend Intarsia Untangled. Jasmin mentions Maggie's Ireland, by Maggie Jackson.

And Sew On:(32:58)

Jasmin has sewed a half dozen night gowns for Genevieve out of knit fabric. She is thrilled with her Evolution serger, and has been pinning dresses on Pinterest. We also mentioned the Burda Style book.


Straw Into Gold:(39:10)

Gigi is spinning for her Tour de Fleece.  She mentions Crown Mountain Farms Superwash merino.  She finds her progress on the SPAKAL satisfactory.  Jasmin thinks she will reach her Tour de Fleece goal. And she would like to ply and get her Eadon started.

Monday, July 2, 2012

What's in a name? - Episode 185 - The Knitmore Girls

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Abstract Fiber would like to invite you to join our first yarn club!  We are excited to offer a 6 issue yarn club we’re calling One Skein/Two Skein.  Every other month we’ll send you a new exclusive yarn color and pattern.  We’ll do some solid colors, some colorways and will introduce some new luxurious yarns too. Each pattern will have flexibility for expansion, for example companion pieces, or multiple size and style options.  You’ll have the option to buy extra skeins just when you want them.  Spinners, we’ll have a fiber option for you too!  We’re working with some of our favorite designers, starting out in February with a beautiful shawl by Sivia Harding.  Check out all the details at AbstractFiber.com
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Nobody has perfect feet. Nobody. We put so much pressure on them with all our walking, shopping, working out, etc., not to mention expecting them to wear horrible footwear that looks great but could be more, um, ergonomic? Sandals in the summer, wool socks in the winter – those dogs of ours are under assault all year, and we have to care for them. They are family, after all! Oh For Feet Sake by Bar Maids can turn your little piggies from a source of shame to a claim to fame in two weeks or less. Those tootsies deserve better. Let Bar Maids give them some love, boys and girls! Infused with Tea Tree oil and natural moisturizers, it’s healing and protection that your feet can feel. If your trotters are REALLY feeling the strain, go to www.Bar-Maids.com for the simple Bar Maids Tootsie Rx recipe. Show those babies some love and attention, because, let’s be honest, you’re never gonna stop walking all over your feet.
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Whether you buy entangled magazine for the articles, or just the pictures, you won’t be disappointed! entangled is a bi-monthly digital only magazine designed to satisfy fibre crafters with lush imagery and in-depth articles. Entangled and their writers are passionate about all fibrecraft and sharing their passion with you. entangled is available through zinio.com or itunes app store – check them out, you won’t be disappointed!
purllogolarge
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:(0:32)

This week  Gigi has knit another preemie hat.  Jasmin is working on her Breezy Cardigan out of her handspun. Gigi used Lucy Neatby's Book Cool Socks Warm Feet to refresh her skills on doing a Channel Island cast on.

Jasmin is working on the Mini Mondo Cable Cardigan out of  Miro by Abstract Yarn. Gigi is working on the border of her Kleio by Rosemary Hill, and Jasmin mentioned that Romi has announced the next series of shawls.

We are thinking of what to knit for the Ravellenic Games, Jasmin is thinking of knitting a tiny Arwen Sweater for Genevieve with yarn she bought from A Verb for Keeping Warm, and Gigi is thinking of using her phone app- (raglanify) to knit a raglan.

Events:(10:08)

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

Contest:(10:39)

We announced the winners of the Spring Cleaning Contest!

Mother Knows Best:(15:03)

Today we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about thread" and "What to do with scratchy yarn, and which one is the perfect sweater/cardigan?"

We mentioned Soak Wool Wash. We mentioned Jean Frost's class on lining knits. Also: the Cassidy cardigan, and the Basic Chic Pulli

Purloined(21:39)

This week we purloin : On a Happy Note from Down Cellar Studio. Jasmin mentions Live365, and the new cast of Evita with Ricky Martin. Gigi's happy note is home made Aztec Chocolate ice cream made from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz and the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

Review:(26:21)

This week we review The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook by Nora Abousteit with Alison Kelly.

Straw Into Gold:(39:44)

Gigi is working with her Jenkins Lark Turkish drop spindle and we mention the Turkish delight, and spinning fiber from Crown Mountain Farms.  Her SPAKAL spinning is coming along nicely. Jasmin is making tracks on her spinning with the Rambouillet cross. She mentions Down Cellar Studio's photography tips.