Monday, August 27, 2012

Deep Sea Fish - Episode 193 - The Knitmore Girls

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Purlescence Yarns is thrilled to welcome Ava T. Coleman and Donna Druchunas for a very special event. Stories & Stitches will introduce a new line of historical lace designs, featuring the work of Anna Marie Jensen and Dorothy Reade, pioneers in the world of published lace patterns. Ava and Donna will present the work of these remarkable women and the stories that go with them, including 6 lace designs for a sampler. Ava & Donna are frequent contributors to Piecework, Knitting Traditions, Crochet Traditions, Spin-Off, and other publications. They are leaders in the field of historical textile scholarship & preservation. Stories & Stitches will be at Purlescence Yarns on September 22, 2012 from 10am – 4:30pm, the cost is $120. Registration is limited; please call 408-735-9276  to reserve your place in the class.

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"The Sheep Shop is a welcoming yarn shop in the historic university town of Cambridge, England, only 50 miles from London.  You'll find fabulous touchy-feely yarns, including a fine selection of local and British yarns, cashmere, angora, llama, a variety of wools and other bundles of wonder alongside what you need to knit & crochet.  We think choosing what you’re going to make and feel between your fingers is one of life’s pleasures, and we want to make it a pleasure for you to find what you need.  Make yourself comfy on our sofa, there’s a Ravelry station and coffee on tap.  Making beautiful things brings enormous satisfaction – let us satisfy you!"

On The Needles:(0:35)

Gigi is working on the Mishke.  A lot.  Jasmin is working on the sleeve of Andrew's Baseball Jersey. Gigi has started on the sleeves of the Featherweight. Jasmin is working on  her Breezy cardigan.  She is also working on her DaybreakBiobands allow her to knit in the car.  Gigi is also working on the Sister Joan shawl.
Episode 194 will be a day late, since we are attending the Monterey Wool Auction on Monday.
Our tentative start date for the SPAKAL sweater knitting is the beginning of September.
We talk about the latest episode of Project Runway, and mention What Not To Wear.

We play a promo for the TwinNeedle podcast.

Events:(20:42)

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

Mother Knows Best:(22:02)

We answer a question about how to wind yarn by hand. We mention using a nostepinne.

When Knitting Attacks:(26:50)

Gigi is repeatedly attacked by her Mishke.

Purloined:(29:47)

This week we purloin Aquisitions, from Knitting MinKnits, hosted by Mindy Vasil.
Gigi buys raw silk at Thai Silk in Los Altos, and uses Color Catchers

Review:(34:25)

This week we review French Girl Knits Accessories, by Kristin Griffin-Grimes. Jasmin mentions French Girl Knits

And Sew On:(39:06)

Jasmin is sewing baby blankets and baby night gowns. Tutorial will be released some time in the future. Jasmin mentions Isabel from the Fluffy Fibers podcast, and the nursing tops she plans to sew: (Jalie 2787 Criss Cross Nursing Top, Perfect Nursing Top by Megan Nielsen)

Straw Into Gold:(43:07)

Gigi has found her Jenkins Turkish drop spindle  Jasmin skeined up the yarn she spun for her Goodale. She used Soak to soak the yarn. She is also  doing a lot of plying for the sweater for Genevieve (BFL in Enchanted & Midnight Moon from Freckle Face Fiber at the Cognitive Fiber Retreat, and the Maleficent colorway from Abstract Fiber.)



Monday, August 20, 2012

Area 51 - Episode 192 - 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 thrilled to welcome Ava T. Coleman and Donna Druchunas for a very special event. Stories & Stitches will introduce a new line of historical lace designs, featuring the work of Anna Marie Jensen and Dorothy Reade, pioneers in the world of published lace patterns. Ava and Donna will present the work of these remarkable women and the stories that go with them, including 6 lace designs for a sampler.
Ava & Donna are frequent contributors to Piecework, Knitting Traditions, Crochet Traditions, Spin-Off, and other publications. They are leaders in the field of historical textile scholarship & preservation. Stories & Stitches will be at Purlescence Yarns on September 22, 2012 from 10am – 4:30pm, the cost is $120. Registration is limited; please call 408-735-9276  to reserve your place in the class.

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"The Sheep Shop is a welcoming yarn shop in the historic university town of Cambridge, England, only 50 miles from London.  You'll find fabulous touchy-feely yarns, including a fine selection of local and British yarns, cashmere, angora, llama, a variety of wools and other bundles of wonder alongside what you need to knit & crochet.  We think choosing what you’re going to make and feel between your fingers is one of life’s pleasures, and we want to make it a pleasure for you to find what you need.  Make yourself comfy on our sofa, there’s a Ravelry station and coffee on tap.  Making beautiful things brings enormous satisfaction – let us satisfy you!"

On The Needles:(0:32)

Gigi has joined the sleeves to her Mishke. Jasmin is working on one of the sleeves of the Baseball Jersey. Gigi has gotten to the bottom ribbing of the Featherweight cardigan.  Jasmin is also working on the Breezy cardigan.  We talk about the SPAKAL.  She mentions the Sunrise cardigan.
Gigi is also working on the Sister Joan shawl. Gigi did embroidery with silk ribbon.

Events:(12:21)

 September 3rd, we are planning to attend the Monterey Wool Auction, at the Monterey County Fairground
 We mention our Directors Cut about how to pick a good fleece. And there are tips on how to navigate a wool auction.

Mother Knows Best:(13:45)

We talk about preventing mishaps by keeping blood sugar levels up. Jasmin mentions the Baby lock Evolution Serger.

Purloined:(16:15)

This week we purloin the segment: Whatcha Got Cooking, from The Foodie Knitter podcast, hosted by Lynn Munson.
We also mention Rachel Ray's Comfort Food cookbook .  Gigi is making yogurt in the sun tea maker.

Review:(23:44)

This week we review Shape+Form, by Cookie A.

And Sew On:(30:21)

Jasmin has been sewing lots of baby blankets. Also, sleep gowns from McCall's pattern 8574



Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Abducted - Episode 191 - The Knitmore Girls

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Purlescence Yarns is thrilled to welcome Ava T. Coleman and Donna Druchunas for a very special event. Stories and Stitches will introduce a new line of historical lace designs, featuring the work of Anna Marie Jensen and Dorothy Reade, pioneers in the world of published lace patterns. Ava and Donna will present the work of these remarkable women and the stories that go with them, including 6 lace designs for a sampler.

Coleman and Druchunas are frequent contributors to Piecework, Knitting Traditions, Crochet Traditions, Spin-Off, and other publications. They are leaders in the field of historical textile scholarship & preservation. Stories and Stitches with Ava T. Coleman and Donna Druchunas will be at Purlescence Yarns on September 22, 2012 from 10am – 4:30pm, the cost is $120. Registration is limited; please call 408-735-9276  to reserve your place in the class.

On The Needles:(0:35)

One Minute Baby update: Genevieve is on the move!

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the Mishke by Cocoknits. Jasmin is working on the sleeves of the Baseball Jersey from Knits Men Want.  Gigi is making good progress on the Featherweight cardigan by Hannah Fettig.

Jasmin is working on a pair of Houdini socks for Andrew.  Jasmin finished the Ribbed Baby Jacket for the Ravellenic Games.  She needs to block the Mini Mondo Baby Cardigan.  She bought a number of patterns for shawls and shared Stephen West's discount code "mysteryrevealed"

Events:(10:39)

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

Mother Knows Best:(10:55)

This week we answer the question: How do you pick what to knit? Gigi goes with whatever "flavor" of knitting grabs her first; Jasmin mentions the Riverside Shawl, Kristin (aka Voolenvine) from the Yarngasm podcast, and Dr Gemma from the Cogknitive podcast. Jasmin also mentions the Color Affection shawl.

When Knitting Attacks:(19:32)

 Gigi is attacked by poor planning. She mentions the Bundi cardigan from Cardigans, by Louisa Harding

Purloined:(22:35)

This week we purloin the "Guernsey" segment from the  iMake podcast, hosted by Martine . We talk about the Rosicrutian Museum in San Jose. We also mention the Rose Garden, and Stitches West.

Review:(27:30)

 One minute health update by Gigi. This week we review Knit Red, by Laura Zander.
We mention the Knitmore Girls colorway by Abstract Fiber, $2 of each skein are donated to the American Heart Association.

And Sew On:(35:22)

Jasmin finished the table cloth, and prepped some linen napkins. Now we are working on baby blankets and sack gowns. We are planning to do a tutorial. Jasmin mentions her Evolution serger.

Straw Into Gold:(39:23)

Jasmin finished plying for her Goodale sweater. She started spinning the Out of Time colorway by Crown Mountain Farms. We mention the SPAKAL sweater.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Zen - Episode 190 - 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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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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What do Vikings and Hobbits have in common? Issue 6 of entangled magazine has the answer. Issue 6 of entangled magazine is out now and is available through zinio.com or itunes app. Entangled magazine for passionate fibrecrafters everywhere.
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On The Needles:(0:39)

Jasmin has finished knitting the Ribbed Baby Cardy, by Debbie Bliss, out of Malabrigo Rios
Gigi is working on the body of the Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig. Jasmin has picked up the Ten Year Sweater  again. Gigi is knitting on the sleeves of her Mishke. Jasmin is also working on Houdini Socks for Andrew.  We mention the CogKNITive podcast.


Events:(11:53)

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

Mother Knows Best:(12:26)

This week we answer a question from the "What Do You Want to Hear About" thread, "What kind of sweater would make a good beginner's first sweater?"

When Knitting Attacks:(17:41)

Jasmin is attacked by the Ten Year Sweater, Gigi has issues with a cardigan she is knitting for Genevieve.

Purloined:(24:06)

This week we purloin "Urbane Selbstversorgung" from "Die Urbane Spinstube" podcast hosted by Diestel

Review:(30:447)

This week we are reviewing Knitting in Circles by Nicky Epstein

And Sew On:(36:56)

We talk about setting up a cutting station, storing a cutting board and scheduling time for sewing.

We mentioned Piecework magazine, Interweave Knits, and Threads magazine on CD.

Straw Into Gold:(44:10)

Jasmin is plying a mountain of singles. Gigi has finished her spinning for the Eadon, and it is spinning a bit on her Turkish drop spindle.