Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fish or Cut Bait - Episode 206 - 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.

 On the Needles:(0:29)

All Gigi has to show for is that she finished the first sleeve on the Victorian Girl's Coat.  Now she is searching for buttons. Jasmin has picked up her Breezy Cardigan again.

We have been looking at pictures of finished SPAKAL Sweaters on the Knitmore Girls forum.  Jasmin suggested Gigi knit the Tilted Duster, since her hand spun turned out too bulky for the Eadon.  We talk about attending the Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence, and Gigi bought some Venezia in worsted weight to knit her Eadon.

Jasmin also worked on her Daybreak.

Events:(14:03)

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

 Contest:(15:05)

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

First  two prizes are:
A Green Mountain Knitting Bag
Two Lolo Bar Trios from The Bar Maids

Closing date for the contest is January 6th.

Mother Knows Best:(17:03)

We talk about themes for new years resolution.  Jasmin has picked her theme for 2013.
We reference Tim Gunn's A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style.

Acts of Knitting:(21:54)

We are still searching for ideas for the shawlette Gigi wants to knit out of yarn from Lisa Souza for Dr. Gemma, from the Cogknitive podcast. Gigi has already knit an Aeolian and two Ophidian's. 


Review:(25:47)

This week we review Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf, by Alana Dakos
and Phoebe's Birthday, by Joanna and Eric Johnson

Jasmin mentions the Playful Stripes Cardigan, the Wee Wildflower Cardigan, and the Birds Headband, and Woolbur.

And Sew On:(48:14)

Gigi hemmed  some pants,  and devised a strategy for dealing with her mending pile. She laid out her blocks for the log cabin quilt.







Thursday, November 22, 2012

Skawlf - Episode 205 - The Knitmore Girls

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Do you know people who wake up at 3:00 AM the day after Thanksgiving for those killer Black Friday deals? How do they do it! I'm recovering from all the cleaning and cooking and cleaning (again) from the day before. Heck, my stomach is still digesting pumpkin pie at 3:00 in the morning! Hats off to those Black Friday die hards. Like last year, I'm stayin in my pj's and grabbing those killer Cyber Monday deals. This year, I got my gift giving budget's back and trust me, I will squeeze it to the max. Rumor has it that Bar-Maids has another to-die for Cyber Monday special. Did you know that when you purchase a Sampler Pak from Bar-Maids you get a 15% off coupon? The samplers alone make perfect stocking stuffers, but the extra 15% means I am prepared. Don't wait! After purchasing the Sampler Pack, with coupon code in hand, my Bar-Maids cyber monday deal is a steal.
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Issue 7 of entangled magazine is out now! Issue 7 has articles on an inspiring Auckland weaver, a global business with heart, a knitter who nearly went mad knitting Doctor Who, and more! Much more! Find out just how much more at www.entangledmagazine.com. entangled magazine – the magazine for all fibrecrafters - is available through zinio.com or itunes app store – check them out, you won’t be disappointed!
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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 seems to be exclusively knitting on the Victorian Girl's Coat out of Venezia.  Jasmin has knit zilch.  Gigi has also knit a bit on her Brown Heather Skirt from Knitting 24/7 by Veronique Avery.

Events:(6:40)

- The Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence: November 23rd 
- Stitches West: February 21-24, 2013


Contest:(7:29)

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

First  two prizes are:
A Green Mountain Knitting Bag
A Lolo Bar Trio from The Bar Maids

Closing date for the contest is January 6th.


Purloined:(11:41)

 This week we are purloining Alltagsfreuden (everyday joys)  from Handmade Fantasy by the Fibre Piratess

Mother Knows Best:(14:41)

Today's tip is:Keep it together.  Gigi mentions the Odelia Cardigan, Tess Yarns Silk and Wool.  Jasmin talks about Ecobags.com.

Acts of Knitting:(21:07)

Gigi wants to knit an elegant, beaded shawlette for Dr. Gemma out of Lisa Sousa Yarn in the squashblossom colorway, and needs pattern suggestions.
 

Review:(23:52)

This week we are reviewing The Knitter's Book of Socks, by Clara Parkes.
Jasmin also recommends The Knitter's Book of Wool, and The Knitter's Book of Yarn

Straw Into Gold:(32:35)

 Jasmin has set up her Hansen's Mini Spinner out of the baby's reach in the living room and is making progress on her Merino Border Leicester fleece and wants to knit Hannah Fettig's Yoked Cardigan for herself. She mentions Shari from Morro Fleece Works
 

 And Sew On:(34:25)

 Gigi has finished sewing the blocks on her first log cabin quilt. The next step is to sew the blocks into a quilt top.  Sew painful:  Gigi was sewing away happily when she noticed that her last six blocks had been sewn without any thread in the bobbin.

Pin yourself onto the map on our ravelry board.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Predrafted - Episode 204 - The Knitmore Girls

Merino/Border Leicester X

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Do you know people who wake up at 3:00 AM the day after Thanksgiving for those killer Black Friday deals? How do they do it! I'm recovering from all the cleaning and cooking and cleaning (again) from the day before. Heck, my stomach is still digesting pumpkin pie at 3:00 in the morning! Hats off to those Black Friday die hards. Like last year, I'm stayin in my pj's and grabbing those killer Cyber Monday deals. This year, I got my gift giving budget's back and trust me, I will squeeze it to the max. Rumor has it that Bar-Maids has another to-die for Cyber Monday special. Did you know that when you purchase a Sampler Pak from Bar-Maids you get a 15% off coupon? The samplers alone make perfect stocking stuffers, but the extra 15% means I am prepared. Don't wait! After purchasing the Sampler Pack, with coupon code in hand, my Bar-Maids cyber monday deal is a steal. 
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!
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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(0:30)
VenusFueri from Subway Knits has started a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief.

Also, Judith Mackenzie McCuin has lost her studio in a fire and there is an effort to help her rebuild her collection of teaching supplies.

 We have our own domain now and can be reached at jasmin AT knitmoregirlspodcast DOT com and gigi AT knitmoregirlspodcast DOT com. Thanks to Kristine from the Yarnings Podcast for tech support

Gigi has been working on the Bundi cardigan, and Jasmin is working on the sleeves of the Playful Stripes Cardigan and enjoying the progress.

Gigi finished the No Tears Socks and did the finishing using the Judith McKenzie technique and the knitted graft from Knitting Daily.

Gigi has started the Girls Victorian Coat, out of Venezia for Genevieve. She has started another preemie hat, using a cast-on from The Sock Knitter's Handbook.

Events:(12:40)
We will be attending

- The Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence: November 23rd 
- Stitches West: February 21-24, 2013

Contest:(14:32)

We have started this years Do Some Good Contest.
Do some good on a local, statewide, nationwide or universal level.
Prizes to be announced, closing date is January 6th.

Purloined:(16:41)

This week we are purloining the ZoraLoraDingDong from The Spindoctor Podcast, hosted by Sasha Torres.

Review:(21:34)

 This week we are reviewing 
Addi Click Lace Short Tips Interchangeable Needles, Addi Click Bamboo Interchangeable Needles, ChiaGoo Spin Interchangeable Needles (Bamboo), ChiaGoo Twist Interchangeable Needles (Metal)

Straw Into Gold:(38:01)

Jasmin has been spinning her merino/ border Leicester X on the Hansen Mini Spinner, and Gigi did a quick demo on her Jenkin's Turkish Drop Spindle

And Sew On:(40:13)
Gigi has started working on a log cabin quilt, it is a kit: Christmas in Kyoto 



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pin Point - Episode 203 - The Knitmore Girls

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Abstract Fiber would like to invite you to join our 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! For 2013, some of the colors have been chosen and we have four fabulous designers (Donna Arney, Sivia Harding, Judy Becker, and Kristin  Spurkland) on board so far.  Check out all the details at AbstractFiber.com
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Do you know people who wake up at 3:00 AM the day after Thanksgiving for those killer Black Friday deals? How do they do it! I'm recovering from all the cleaning and cooking and cleaning (again) from the day before. Heck, my stomach is still digesting pumpkin pie at 3:00 in the morning! Hats off to those Black Friday die hards. Like last year, I'm stayin in my pj's and grabbing those killer Cyber Monday deals. This year, I got my gift giving budget's back and trust me, I will squeeze it to the max. Rumor has it that Bar-Maids has another to-die for Cyber Monday special. Did you know that when you purchase a Sampler Pak from Bar-Maids you get a 15% off coupon? The samplers alone make perfect stocking stuffers, but the extra 15% means I am prepared. Don't wait! After purchasing the Sampler Pack, with coupon code in hand, my Bar-Maids cyber monday deal is a steal.  
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Issue 7 of entangled magazine is out now!  Issue 7 has articles on an inspiring Auckland weaver, a global business with heart, a knitter who nearly went mad knitting Doctor Who, and more! Much more! Find out just how much more at www.entangledmagazine.com. 
entangled magazine – the magazine for all fibrecrafters - 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!



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On The Needles:(0:32)

We did our duty as responsible citizens and went out to vote as a family.
 Gigi has made progress on the Tiny Tealeaves Cardigan.  Jasmin reminisses about finding stuff while cleaning her room. Jasmin knitted half a row on her Daybreak

 Gigi cast on another preemie hat and is using The Sock Knitter's Handbook for learning different cast-ons. 

Jasmin mentions we are signed up for Lily Chin's short-rowing class at Stitches West. Also, we mention Galina's spinning class that Jasmin is signed up for. (Her classes still have space!)

 Jasmin has made progress on the sleeves of the Playful Stripes Cardigan. Gigi is knitting socks for Genevieve, and she has found UFO socks that she is going to finish.

Events:(14:21)

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



Mother Knows Best:(14:44)

Gigi shares a trick for making sewing pins slick.   Iris Silk Pins are the only pins Gigi will use.

We mention Pinterest.

When Knitting Attacks:(19:22)

Gigi was attacked by the UFO socks, she had managed to knit the foot too long. 

The I-cord that she was knitting into her preemie hat did not make her heart sing, in fact, she thought it was ugly.  

Purloined:(23:58)

This week we purloin "Something Local, Something Green", from the Fluffy Fibers Podcast, hosted by Isabelle.

Review:(27:42)

 This week we review The Sewing Workshop by Linda Lee, and Custom Couture, by Helene le Berre

 Gigi mentions Kenneth D. King and the Jacket with lots of buttons

And Sew On:(37:24)

Jasmin didn't finish the mouse costume for Halloween, and was disappointed. Gigi saved the day!
Gigi did some of the sewing and was very happy.  We did a modification and added snaps at the inseams, for easy diaper changes.