Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lederhosen - Episode 227 - 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!
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We had an amazing time enhancing your stash (and ours) at Vogue Knitting Live.  Now we're back at Stash playing with all the new spring yarns.  Join us in our upcoming Knit-and-Crochet-Along with yarn from indie dyer Anzula.  Anyone anywhere can join in-- just pop on over to our Ravelry group to be a part of the fun.  Don't have any Anzula in your stash just yet? Not to worry: we ship! Visit us online at www.stashlocal.com

On The Needles:(0:33)

Jasmin has been working on the Antler cardigan and is thinking about getting horn buttons to finish it.
She is very happy about the Knit Evenly app. Gigi reminisces about German regional costumes. She is working on the Ginko Leaves shawl. She looked up Jeny's Surpisingly Stretchy Bind-Off on YouTube, and is thrilled with it.

Jasmin is working on Stephen West's Boneyard shawl. Also, she fell down the rabbit hole and bought some Vincent van Gogh sock yarn by Opal. She is planning to knit Houdini socks with it.

Gigi put a few rows on the rosa rubiginosa socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. Jasmin has been making tracks on her Eadon sweater.

Events:(16:01)

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

Mother Knows Best:(16:29)

Todays bit of wisdom is: Go clean your room!

When Knitting Attacks:(20:10)

Gigi was working on the pinus silvestry sock and got caught up in saving some stitches, which turned out to be more work. She had started the Wrapped in Leaves shawl in the wrong weight, and so frogged all of it.

Watching TV had her so distracted that she messed up the toe on a vanilla sock. Gigi very helpfully decided to help Jasmin knit her new Van Gogh yarn and started the Firestarter socks, and couldn't manage the cables, so she ripped back to the toe.

She is working on the Celaeno by Romi Hill and discovered that she had too many stitches in her lace.  And after knitting some more on lace where she had messed up, she finally decided that she needs to pull back a few rows.

Purloined:(28:41)

This week we are purloining the Guernsey segment of the iMake podcast hosted by Martine, and Jasmin talks about a trip to Happy Hollow, and Kelly Park and the Japanese Friendship Garden.

Review:(34:55)

This week we review Just Like Me Knits, by Brandy Fortune

And Sew On:(42:58)

Jasmin and Ms Kalendar of the Brass Needles podcast sewed baby blankets. Jasmin's blanket is intended for the babies of Erin from the Anatomy of Knitting podcast.  Gigi fixed the binding for the quilt she is repairing, and then sewed it on.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Trapeze - Episode 226 - The Knitmore Girls

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Lo-Lo Shares Making Cents with Retail Therapy in Two Easy Steps
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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!

On The Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin is zooming along on the body of the Eadon. Gigi has started the lace edge of the Ginko Crescent Shawl out of Abstract Fiber Yarn in the colorway Saffron. Jasmin has started the Boneyard Shawl.

Gigi is working on the Cedar Leaf Shawl out of Abstract Fiber in the  "Soar" colorway.
We go on about the Twin Set Design podcast, hosted by Jan and Ellen. We reference Abby Franquemont. We mention The Knitting Pipeline podcast, and Elizabeth Zimmerman.

Events:(15:20)

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


Mother Knows Best:(15:45)

We are answering a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about steeking.
Jasmin recommends The Philosopher's Wool Guide to Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified. She mentions Black Water Abbey Yarns, and also recommends Lucy Neatby's videos.

Gigi mentions her Katarina jacket out of Tipperary Tweed

When Knitting Attacks:(23:32)

Gigi was attacked by her Celeano shawl, and mentions her Frost Flowers shawl. And she ran out of sock needles, trying to cast on all the socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. She didn't read the directions for the Pinus Silvestry socks that she is Knitting out of Cephalopod Yarn, and had to restart.

Purloined:(32:35)

We are purloining "New in the Queue" from the Just One More Row" podcast, hosted by Dana and Brittany. Jasmin loves the new Twist Collective, especially the design by Elizabeth Doherty,
and Brenda Patipa

Review:(36:56)

This week we review 60 Quick Baby Blankets


And Sew On:(42:24)

Jasmin is working on the piping of a baby blanket she is sewing for Erin from  The Anatomy of Knitting podcast. Gigi has cut the binding for the quilt she is working on too wide, and needs to pull it out and cut it narrower.

 Jasmin is thinking about making the Kaleidoscopic Kites quilt.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Knit Cred - Episode 225 - 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!

On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has started on the lace part of the Celaeno, by Romi Hill, and is enjoying knitting with beads. Jasmin has started the Eadon from our SPAKAL project. Gigi is knitting a pair of Vanilla socks for Grandpa Knitmore out of Opal.

Jasmin is working on the Antler cardigan for Genevieve. She is enjoying working with the cable needle ring from Leslie Wind. Gigi is making a pair of tube socks for Genevieve.

Gigi has started the Ginko Crescent Shawl, out of Supersock from Abstract Fiber in the "saffron" colorway. This pattern was suggested by the nice people from Zen Garden. Jasmin and Genevieve also like this color a lot and Jasmin is planning to knit the Wee Wildflower cardigan for Genevieve.

Events:(12:28)

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

Mother Knows Best:(12:55)

We are answering a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about how to copy a sewing pattern, without cutting up the original pattern. We talk about Monsterpaper and Swedish Tracing Paper, sold by Birch Street Clothing

When Knitting Attacks:(17:38)

Jasmin is working on her Eadon, and had managed to mis-cross the left side of her cables. Gigi was planning to start the Wrapped in Leaves (Gigi called it Cedarleaf Shawl by mistake), out of Abstract Fiber's Supersock in the colorway Soar. Wrong gauge.

Purloined:(22:29)

This week we are purloining the photography section from Downcellar Studio, hosted by BostonJen
Jasmin talks about the Big Girl Jacket for Boo, and Gigi's funny pictures. She also mentions Jadecat's blog article on depth of field and settings.

Review:(31:01)

This week we are reviewing Men's Knits by Erika Knight, and Boyfriend Sweaters, by Bruce Weinstein.

And Sew On:(46:18)

Gigi is working on a re-binding a quilt. She sewed the strips she cut together, pressed and rolled them for storage.




Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Leopard Stripes - Episode 224 - 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!

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)

Gigi is has finished a pair of socks out of Red Heart, Heart and Sole with Aloe. Jasmin is knitting the Antler cardigan out of Cascade Greenland for Genevieve. She likes using a new cable needle ring from Leslie Wind.

Gigi has started the lace border of the Celeano out of Lisa Sousa's Squash Blossom. Jasmin cast on her SPAKAL sweater!

Gigi cast on her second Chrysanthemum sock. She is thinking of using green yarn to reknit her Pinus Silvestry socks from The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet.

Jasmin has been working on the Breezy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig. She mentions her Calligraphy cardigan, and the ribbon she got for it from TheRibbonSupply.

Events:(15:27)

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

Mother Knows Best:(16:03)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about thread?" about how to find the grain line on fabric.

Purloined:(24:02)

This week we are purloining "In the Kitchen" from The High Fiber Diet podcast, hosted by Coggie
You can find the recipe for her Browned butter chocolate chip Nutella swirl cookies with Sea Salt.


Review:(29:53)

This week we are reviewing Sock Yarn Studio, by Carol Sulcoski

Straw Into Gold:(39:27)

Gigi wound the yarn she spun and Jasmin plied onto the skein winder. And we used Tyvek wristbands to label the skeins.

Jasmin has been trying to spin on her Schacht wheel, with Genevieve on her lap. She thinks spinning unassisted on the mini spinner might be more productive.

And Sew On:(43:33)

Gigi did some mending, and cut fabric for a binding for a quilt. Also, Miss Kalendar came over, and cut fabric for blankets and sack gowns