Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Art In Progress - Episode 223 - The Knitmore Girls

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She travels….extensively. At times by wheels, sometimes by wing, other times by wave. She  travels while she sits and knits, creativity driving. Creativity inspired by mountain travel, memories, textures and color, small towns, 5th Avenues and spring flowers. She travels…..light. Light as the wind. With her backpack  she is prepared to hike mountain passes, climb the north face, and forge those rivers.  Next week, she will grab her Zucca on wheels and brave airport security flying to the next big city. One thing remains constant. She always travels with a Lo-Lo Body Bar. She knows while hiking, she won’t be bugged, and while in the city, dry skin doesn’t have a chance.  
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Introducing Nimblestix! We have something for all lovers of fiber, whether you knit, crochet, spin, or just love to pet pretty yarn.  Spinners get special pampering with features that no other online community has.  Stash your fiber, even that raw fleece!  Create a spinning project and add the finished yarn to your yarn stash. Then search for the perfect pattern to showcase your work.  Watch what your friends are stashing, queueing and creating in your real-time stream.  In fact, you can even cross post to Facebook. Come join our virtual fiber festival at www.nimblestix.com.  Use the invitation code "Knitmore" and have at it!

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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!
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What a busy time of year at Stash! We are busy packing our bags full of the West Coast's most tantalizing yarn and notions and heading to Vogue Knitting LIVE in Seattle, April 5-7. Experience the thrill of the hunt as you indulge in the ultimate knitting fantasy: a convention center full of yarn (and possibilities). Stop by booth 206 to see our pop up shop, and get a little taste of our enormous stash. Can't make it to VKL? Not to worry: you can always visit us online at www.stashlocal.com or drop by the Stash Ravelry group to say hi.
On The Needles:(0:38)

Gigi has finished the Rubus Suberectus Socks out of the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. Jasmin finished sewing on the grosgrain ribbon on her Very Hungry Caterpillar cardigan and is talking about the buttons. She mentions the Playful Stripes cardigan.

Gigi is making progress on the Celaeno shawl. Jasmin is working on the Antler cardigan.  Gigi is knitting tube socks for Genevieve. Jasmin has knit a few more rows on Andew's Houdini socks

Events:(11:02)

We will be attending Wine and Wool, at the Retzlaff Winery, on Saturday, May 25th, in Livermore. This falls on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend

In Stitches:(12:07)

Gigi is wearing knitted socks, and is has started giving her house guests vanilla socks
Jasmin has also been wearing socks, and Genevieve has been wearing her Yoked cardigan

Mother Knows Best:(14:48)

We answer a questions about blocking buttonbands from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread. We mention Galina Khmeleva, and the Philosopher's Kilim Jacket

Purloined:(20:19)

This week we are purloining from the TVknitting podcast, hosted by Stitchmistress. We talk about Downton Abbey.

Jasmin mentions Maria from Subway Knits, and Voolenvine from the Yarngasm podcast

Review:(26:08)

This week we review The Embellished Sock, by Charles D. Gandy. We mention Think Outside the Sox. We talk about an I-cord maker

Straw Into Gold:(33:30)

Jasmin has been plying Gigi's handspun for her SPAKAL sweater on her Matchless. Also, she talks about spinning with children.

And Sew On:(38:19)

Jasmin is thinking about knitting a log cabin blanket. Gigi has hung unfinished quilts on the walls, and Jasmin likes the idea of displaying art in progress.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ribbon Binge - Episode 222 - The Knitmore Girls

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OMG! Have you seen the Twisted Lights from Bar-Maids? Let me shed some light on this ( pun intended). Twisted Lights are the most incredible beeswax candle with a very long burn time. For example, the smaller of the Twisted Lights available, burns for approximately 20 hours!  But here is what sets these apart from other candles, Twisted Lights look exactly like balls of yarn. I actually thought it was a ball of yarn only to then think that they actually dipped a ball of yarn in some wax, it looks that real! Like your yarn in different colors? Twisted Lights come in just as many amazing colors and 100% local  beeswax. Bar-Maids does not use any additives or hardeners in their candles, nor do they coat their mold with a toxic mold release or spray. Just a hypoallergenic candle that is easy on the respiratory system and will not make you sneeze. The only wax that is proven to be nontoxic is 100% beeswax. Get your Twisted Light at www.bar-maids.com.
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Love self-striping yarns but not quite sure how to use them? Join the Knitcircus Yarns Gradient Yarn Club and let hand-dyer and designer Jaala Spiro guide you! Three packages of exclusive self-striping colorways with patterns written just for them, plus information and lists of favorite patterns for using gradient yarns. The cherry on top? Treats from other indy knitting businesses with every package. Check out the Knitcircus Yarns store for handpainted and kettle-dyed yarns, too!
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Introducing Nimblestix! We have something for all lovers of fiber, whether you knit, crochet, spin, or just love to pet pretty yarn.  Spinners get special pampering with features that no other online community has.  Stash your fiber, even that raw fleece!  Create a spinning project and add the finished yarn to your yarn stash. Then search for the perfect pattern to showcase your work.   Watch what your friends are stashing, queueing and creating in your real-time stream.  In fact, you can even cross post to Facebook. Come join our virtual fiber festival at www.nimblestix.com.  Use the invitation code "Knitmore" and have at it!
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:(0:36)

We thank Laura, The Joy of Cooking Fairy, for subbing last week.  Gigi finished the first Chrysanthemum sock out of The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet out of Little Red Bicycle.
Jasmin has finished the Playful Stripes Cardigan out of Cascade 220.

Gigi finished knitting the first Rubus Suberectus sock out of Fortissima. Jasmin also finished sewing the ribbon, and the buttons on the purple cardigan, out of Greenland. Gigi frogged the part that had mistakes out of the Celaeno she is knitting for Dr Gemma, picked up the stitches and is ready to continue.

Jasmin is binging on grosgrain ribbon, and has a favorite etsy store for buying printed grosgrain ribbon (TheRibbonSupply). She is also knitting the Antler Cardigan out of Pacific Knits. Gigi mentions the Victorian Girl's Coat. We mention the new podcast Fiber Hooligan, Benjamin Levisay interviews Debbie Macomber of the Blossom Street Series. Also, we mention the Knit Wits.

Events:(16:12)

We will be attending Wine and Wool, at the Retzlaff Winery, on Saturday, May 25th, in Livermore. This falls on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend

In Stitches:(16:50)

Gigi has been wearing her gray Citron, the red cowl Jasmin knitted for her, and the occasional wool socks, and Genevieve wore her Playful Stripes cardigan

Mother Knows Best:(18:14)

Don't yuck my yum. If  you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.

When Knitting Attacks:(22:21)

Gigi's Chysanthemum sock attacked her repeatedly

Purloined:(24:59)

This week we are purloining "High Note" from Paula from the Knitting Pipeline

Review:(28:44)

This week we review Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd

Straw Into Gold:(36:52)

Jasmin got another CVM Romeldale fleece from Patti Sexton, that was processed by Sheri from Morro Fleece Works. She is spinning it on her Sidekick.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hulk Sew! - Episode 221 - The Knitmore Girls

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Today, I'm going to talk about O'for Feet Sake by Bar-Maids. Whether sandals season is in your world  10 days a year or 365, are your feet in sandal season condition - soft and supple or do they snag the sheets? I know a pair that is so rough they would make a good back scratcher if I let them near me. We all know there are hundreds of thousands of "in need of some serious help" feet walking around out there. O'for Feet Sake! Silence those dogs, tame those trotters, soften those shufflers. It matters not if a pair is the problem or an independent -one, they need O'for Feet Sake by Bar-Maids. Using the perfect combination of skin loving oils (including essential oils), butters, and ingredients ideal for feet, will being  amazement - and sooner than expected.  O’For Feet Sake, a solid foot moisturizer, also comes with a proven foot recipe. Follow the recipe and in less than two weeks time feet will be happy and soft. Purchase O'For Feet Sake at www.bar-maids.com and choose between Soft Vanilla or Peppermint Plus.
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Introducing Nimblestix!
We have something for all lovers of fiber, whether you knit, crochet, spin, or just love to pet pretty yarn.  Spinners get special pampering with features that no other online community has.  Stash your fiber, even that raw fleece!  Create a spinning project and add the finished yarn to your yarn stash. Then search for the perfect pattern to showcase your work.  Watch what your friends are stashing, queueing and creating in your real-time stream.  In fact, you can even cross post to Facebook. Come join our virtual fiber festival at www.nimblestix.com.  Use the invitation code "Knitmore" and have at it!
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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If you're looking for some laughs to go along with your knits and stitches, Worsted for Wear is the place to go. The web's number one webcomic for knitters, crocheters, and fiber lovers of all kinds. With storylines ranging from yarn binges to startitis to angora bunnies' cutness, you'll be able to relate to the adventures and tribulations of this group of yarn lovers. Currently, the creators of Worsted for Wear are running a Kickstarter to help with the printing costs of "Yarnvalanche," the first printed Worsted for Wear book. Contribute any amount you want, and not only will you get the book, but you can also get awesome rewards like t-shirts, custom art, a guest appearance in the strip, and more. For more details and for a new strip every weekday, check out WorstedforWear.com


On The Needles:(0:31)

Laura, luckyox42, also known as The Joy of Cooking Fairy, is our guest host today.  Laura has been working on her stash, using Hazel Knits to knit lots of socks. Right now she is working on a scarf out of Lollipop Cabin. She is also swatching for a Cassidy cardigan, out of Miss Babs Yarn.

Jasmin has started the Antler cardigan for Genevieve out of Cascade Greenland. She mentioned the Boneyard Knitalong out of Abstract Fiber. Also, she has been sewing in grosgrain ribbon into a lot of little sweaters.

Events:(12:07)

We will be attending Wine and Wool, at the Retzlaff Winery, on Saturday, May 25th, in Livermore. This falls on the saturday of Memorial Day Weekend

In Stitches:(13:00)

Laura has been wearing a top down raglan, out of Lorna's Laces Fisherman, in the Valentine colorway
Mom has been bundled up, wearing all kinds of woolens, battling a cold. Genevieve and Jasmin have been enjoying the warm weather. 

Mother Knows Best:(20:14)

This week we are talking about ease. Lily Chin's class Short Row Shaping for Bust Darts is mentioned. Marly Bird's class Curvy Girl Knitting is also mentioned. Big Girl Knits and More Big Girl Knits are referenced

When Knitting Attacks:(28:14)

Laura has been having problems with her raglan. She mentioned the Susie Hoodie, Jasmin mentions sweater clips, spied on The Knit Girllls video cast. Zipperstop.com is mentioned.

Jasmin has been working on sewing ribbon into Genevieve's sweater, the Button Tutorial, and the Grosgrain Ribbon Tutorial.

Review:(39:11)

This week we  review Contemporary Irish Knits, by Carol Feller

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wily - Episode 220 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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Today, I'm going to talk about O'for Feet Sake by Bar-Maids. Whether sandals season is in your world  10 days a year or 365, are your feet in sandal season condition - soft and supple or do they snag the sheets? I know a pair that is so rough they would make a good back scratcher if I let them near me. We all know there are hundreds of thousands of "in need of some serious help" feet walking around out there. O'for Feet Sake! Silence those dogs, tame those trotters, soften those shufflers. It matters not if a pair is the problem or an independent -one, they need O'for Feet Sake by Bar-Maids. Using the perfect combination of skin loving oils (including essential oils), butters, and ingredients ideal for feet, will being  amazement - and sooner than expected.  O’For Feet Sake, a solid foot moisturizer, also comes with a proven foot recipe. Follow the recipe and in less than two weeks time feet will be happy and soft. Purchase O'For Feet Sake at www.bar-maids.com and choose between Soft Vanilla or Peppermint Plus.
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Does your New Year's resolution involve taking fiber related classes or attending a fiber festival? If so, DFW Fiber Fest has a wonderful line up of Nationally and Locally recognized teachers in knitting, spinning, crochet, and other fiber arts.  Come take a class with Gwen Bortner, Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby of Shibaguyz Designz, Beth Smith from the Spinning Loft and lots of other wonderful instructors with classes for all levels of experience.  Franklin Habit is our featured Friday night speaker and tickets for that event will go on sale in March.  DFW Fiber Fest is held April 5-7, 2013 in Grapevine, TX.  Sign up soon for best class selection!
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Introducing Nimblestix!
We have something for all lovers of fiber, whether you knit, crochet, spin, or just love to pet pretty yarn.  Spinners get special pampering with features that no other online community has.  Stash your fiber, even that raw fleece!  Create a spinning project and add the finished yarn to your yarn stash. Then search for the perfect pattern to showcase your work. 
Watch what your friends are stashing, queueing and creating in your real-time stream.  In fact, you can even cross post to Facebook.
Come join our virtual fiber festival at www.nimblestix.com.  Use the invitation code "Knitmore" and have at it!

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:(0:34)

Gigi finished the leg of the Pinus Silvestry sock from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet out of Koigu. Jasmin worked on a pair of Vanilla Houdini socks out of Meilenweit yarn, while we were at the Try This at Home book signing. We endorse sock yarns that have 80/20percent combinations of wool and nylon. We mention Regia's 10 year product garantee.

Gigi finished a repeat on the Chrysanthemum socks out of Little Red Bicycle yarn. Jasmin is close to finishing the body of her Breezy cardigan. Gigi is knitting the Rubus Suberectus out of gray Fortissima. We endorse inscribing yarn wrappers that are gift yarn.

Jasmin finished the knitting of the Yoked cardigan, and started the Antler cardigan by Tin Can Knits, published in Pacific Knits, both out of Greenland. We mention blocking the Playful Stripes cardigan, the Yoked cardigan and the Cascade cardigan.

Jasmin mentions being on the Yarn Thing Podcast. Check it out!

In Stitches:(15:32)

We have been wearing socks. Gigi has worn the Katarina out of Tipperary Tweed.

Events:(17:21)

We will be attending Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery, May 25th, in Livermore. This falls on the saturday of Memorial Day Weekend

Mother Knows Best:(17:46)

We talk about getting the most bang for your buck. Jasmin mentions the KnitCents podcast.

Purloined:(25:17)

We purloined "mash notes" from the Spin Doctor podcast. And we are sending mash notes to the Spin Doctor herself, Dr Gemma from the CogKNITive podcast, Abby from the Knit Knit Cafe podcast, and Melanie from the Savvy Girls podcast.

Review:(30:18)

This week we review Colours of Shetland, by Kate Davies.

Straw Into Gold:(39:04)

We talk about chain plying for socks. Jasmin mentions Judith McCuin McKenzie. Jasmin mentions Lisa Souza's superwash merino, in the Gendarme colorway