Wednesday, August 28, 2013

NUFO - Episode 245 - The Knitmore Girls

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Do you know about  Lo-Lo EO's?  EO's (essential oils) are natural compounds derived from plants, that have powerful biochemical compositions which often stimulate our brain, affecting mood and well being.  Like you and me,  Lo-Lo EO’s are a wondrous mixture of individual qualities, some very bold and assertive, others showing a softer, gentler face.  By applying specific EO’s or blends, you choose  the way want your mood affected.  When EO’s are combined with Bar-Maids soothing combination of  natural oils and butters, you have an amazing Lo-Lo experience. EO’s are powerful, and respecting them is appropriate. With that in  mind, do you want to relax, rejuvenate, or recharge? It's all up to you. Lo-Lo EO’s are available in the Body Bar, To-Go Bar, O’ for Feet Sake, Lip Balm, and Cuticle Intensive.
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The Nimblestix Mountain Retreat, sponsored by The Woolery, is nestled in the Shenendoah mountains at Graves Mountain Lodge on October 4th - 6th. This beautiful locale is the ideal setting for a fiber class or two, spinning, knitting, or crocheting in the sun, hearing live music, or making apple butter in the orchard. Lodging, food, classes and other activities are included. Registration is now open for this intimate retreat, perfect for meeting up with fiber friends and making new ones. Get more information at Nimblestix.com or email NXretreat@nimblestix.com .
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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:(0:32)

Gigi has started the Crocus Vernus socks out of the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. Jasmin has dug up her Clapotis out of Area 51. She mentions Chloe Sparkle.

Gigi is knitting the Leafwise, and liking it very much. Jasmin is working on the 15 Color Rainbow Socks from Fab Funky Fibers.

Gigi is working parallel on two pairs of Spice Man Socks, one pair out of Fortissima, and one pair out of Regia.

We mention Abby of KnitKnitCafe, Big Foot Knits, and Susan Dolph (of the former Knitajourney podcast), and Judy's Magic Cast On

Jasmin cast on Akimbo by Stephen West. She mentions Benjamin Levisay of Fiber Hooligan, Chelsea's Light Foundation and Dream in Color Kits, and Webs. She is using A Verb For Keeping Warm in Metamorphosis, for this shawl.

Clothes on Shows sighting: we spotted a Cookie A Red Herring Sock at the laundromat on Sesame Street (Season 39, Episode 1).

Announcement on Project Runway: "Clavicle is the new Cleavage"

Events:(17:46)

We will be attending the Monterey Wool Auction on Monday, September 2nd
Directors cut for selecting fleeces

Congratulations to Hoxton of the Electic Sheep Podcast!

Contest:(22:01)

The  Famous Last Words Contest will wrap up at the end of September. (Maybe later.)

Mother Knows Best:(23:39)

Follow your bliss! Jasmin is reveling in her finish-itis. She mentions her Good to be Girl project bags 

When Knitting Attacks:(26:13)

The Jaeger yarn that Gigi wanted for her wristers has been discontinued. Jasmin had a difference of opinion with her Clapotis. She ripped and cast it on again and called it a NUFO.

Digging through UFO's, Gigi discovered a sweater that is almost done, but missing the pattern.

Tickled Pink:(31:17)

Jasmin is tickled pink about Genevieve sleeping through the night after a foot massage with Lolo EO Body Bar in Bergamot.

Gigi enjoyed the walk to the local fruit stand.

Review:(34:01)

This week we review iMake Magazine, Issue 1

Straw Into Gold:(43:26)

Gigi has been spinning fiber samples on her Jenkins Turkish Delight drop spindle. She is particularly fond of samples that have information securely attached to them, like the June Price Fiber Arts.

 We mention Sasha Torres, the Spin Doctor

And Sew On:(46:04)

Gigi has been working on the grey and purple quilt, with varying degrees of success.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Natürlich - Episode 244 - The Knitmore Girls

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Do you know about  Lo-Lo EO's?  EO's (essential oils) are natural compounds derived from plants, that have powerful biochemical compositions which often stimulate our brain, affecting mood and well being.  Like you and me,  Lo-Lo EO’s are a wondrous mixture of individual qualities, some very bold and assertive, others showing a softer, gentler face.  By applying specific EO’s or blends, you choose  the way want your mood affected.  When EO’s are combined with Bar-Maids soothing combination of  natural oils and butters, you have an amazing Lo-Lo experience. EO’s are powerful, and respecting them is appropriate. With that in  mind, do you want to relax, rejuvenate, or recharge? It's all up to you. Lo-Lo EO’s are available in the Body Bar, To-Go Bar, O’ for Feet Sake, Lip Balm, and Cuticle Intensive.
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The Nimblestix Mountain Retreat, sponsored by The Woolery, is nestled in the Shenendoah mountains at Graves Mountain Lodge on October 4th - 6th. This beautiful locale is the ideal setting for a fiber class or two, spinning, knitting, or crocheting in the sun, hearing live music, or making apple butter in the orchard. Lodging, food, classes and other activities are included. Registration is now open for this intimate retreat, perfect for meeting up with fiber friends and making new ones. Get more information at Nimblestix.com or email NXretreat@nimblestix.com .
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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 finished the knitting on her Ophidian, and Gigi finished her Narcissus socks. Jasmin is working on her Cashmere Aran Pocket Shawl.

Gigi cast on the Leafwise for another Summer of Lace and Beads project. We rhapsodize about Martina Behm's designs.

Gigi mentions the Swallow Hill Lace Needles she had bought ages ago. Jasmin mentions the Lefty,
and the Brickless, also Gigi works on her Lorelei.

Jasmin unearthed her Clapotis from Area 51, Gigi dug out her White Einstein Coat. They both talk about the Einstein coats they knitted. Jasmin mentions the Baby Einstein. Jasmin is working on her Fifteen Color Rainbow Socks, by Fab Funky Fibers.

Events:(16:51)

We will be attending the Monterey Wool Auction on Monday, September 2nd
Directors cut for selecting fleeces

Contest:(18:10)

The  Famous Last Words Contest will wrap up at the end of September. (Maybe later.)

Mother Knows Best:(19:52)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about ?" thread.
The question is about mending a moth eaten shawl.
We talk about water soluble stabilizer, and we mention Michaels.

When Knitting Attacks:(26:52)

Gigi was attacked by the instructions on her cowl. Jasmin is turning up one row short on her shawls, and she mentions her Daybreak, the Boneyard, the Pogona, and the Ophidian.

Tickled Pink:(29:42)

Gigi is tickled pink by her Jenkins Turkish Drop Spindle. It is a Turkish Delight indeed.
Also, she is thrilled about not having to drag her sewing machine to the repair shop.

Review:(33:20)

This week we review Light and Layered Knits, by Vicki Square

Straw Into Gold:(44:30)

Gigi has been spinning on her Jenkins Turkish Delight drop spindle.
Jasmin has been trying to spin her Gourmet Stash punis. She mentions Judith Mackenzie McCuin, and Leslie from the Knit Girlls videocast.

And Sew On:(47:22)

Gigi has cut the fabric for a half square triangle quilt. She has been trying to work with the Angler 2 tool and thinks that her squares are a bit too large to work with this gadget.

Jasmin mentions the Lava meets the Sea quilt. Gigi mentions the Hera marker.

We make pie in the sky promises about releasing tutorials by 2025

(BONUS DANGERMOUSE AUDIO)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Chocolate and cashmere in bed- Episode 243 - 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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The Nimblestix Mountain Retreat, sponsored by The Woolery, is nestled in the Shenendoah mountains at Graves Mountain Lodge on October 4th - 6th. This beautiful locale is the ideal setting for a fiber class or two, spinning, knitting, or crocheting in the sun, hearing live music, or making apple butter in the orchard. Lodging, food, classes and other activities are included. Registration is now open for this intimate retreat, perfect for meeting up with fiber friends and making new ones. Get more information at Nimblestix.com or email NXretreat@nimblestix.com .
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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:(0:36)

Gigi stocked up on beads for the Summer of Lace and Beads, for the Leafwise shawl, the Dr Watson Sweater unfortunately has no beads, the Lorelei Cowl, and One of Susanna' Beaded Wristlets.

Jasmin is making good progress on her Ophidian, and loves the beads with the dichroic glass center.
Gigi swatched for the Dr Watson sweater, and is excited about knitting a big sweater.

Gigi is also working on a pair of Spice Man Socks out of Fortissima. Jasmin is still working on the Aran Pocket Shawl. Gigi has finished the first pattern repeat of the Asterope.

Jasmin has started socks out of 16 Color Rainbow out of Fab Funky Fibers. Gigi has finished the foot pattern part of the Narcisssus socks and will be starting the toe pattern next.

Events:(14:13)

We will be attending the Monterey Wool Auction on Monday, September 2nd
Directors cut for selecting fleeces

Contest:(14:49)

New contest: Famous Last Words Contest will wrap up at the end of September. (Probably.)

Mother Knows Best:(16:57)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread
about what to do with rustic, scratchy yarn.

We mention Soak wool wash, the Katarina Jacket, Philosophers designs, and Jean Frost's technique for lining.

When Knitting Attacks:(21:54)

Jasmin's references the composer Bela Bartok, Sivia Harding, and Oral B Superfloss.
Gigi is having problems with the numbers on her Asterope.

Jasmin mentions Monkey socks and the Hedera socks, and she frogged all the knitting she had done this morning. And the beads for her Ophidian disappeared.

Tickled Pink:(30:35)

Gigi is thrilled about using the stitch markers from Lacis on her Lorelei. Jasmin is tickled pink about Downcast, a new to us podcast aggregator app. She mentions The Fat Squirrel Speaks, and the Knit Girllls, and Yarngasm.

Review:(36:06)

This week we review Knits of Tomorrow, by Sue Culligan

We reference Rebecca Danger's Big Book of Knitted Monsters

Straw Into Gold:(44:42)

Gigi finished the last of her 50/50 merino/silk from RedFish Dyeworks. We have punis from Gourmet Stash that we still need to spin.

And Sew On:(45:32)

Gigi has finished cutting the fabric for Jasmin's quilt. She also cut grey and purple fabric for quilt for the dear niece.

She also enabled Jasmin's sister-in-law, she lent her Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing, and suggested examination table paper for tracing patterns, we mention Thai Silks.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

After Sock Heel - Episode 242 - 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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The Nimblestix Mountain Retreat, sponsored by The Woolery, is nestled in the Shenendoah mountains at Graves Mountain Lodge on October 4th - 6th. This beautiful locale is the ideal setting for a fiber class or two, spinning, knitting, or crocheting in the sun, hearing live music, or making apple butter in the orchard. Lodging, food, classes and other activities are included. Registration is now open for this intimate retreat, perfect for meeting up with fiber friends and making new ones. Get more information at Nimblestix.com or email NXretreat@nimblestix.com .
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)

Jasmin finished her Daybreak. Then she pulled another UFO out of Area 51.  Gigi finished a pair of Spice Man socks out of deep stash, and started another pair out of deep stash Fortissima.

Jasmin is working  on her Ophidian, out of Abstract Fiber,  for her Summer of Lace and Beads.
We mention Voolenvine and the Yarngasm Podcast, and her beading technique.

Gigi is also knitting a pair of socks for Genevieve, out of leftover yarn.

Jasmin is finishing her Aran Pocket Shawl. She is also going to decide if she will knit or cut bait with her Clapotis, and she is finishing her bulky Looped Loop Cowl.

Gigi mentions a crochet cast on that she saw on the Gran's Hug pattern that she will use for the mobius cast on for her Lorelei cowl. Also, she has decided to cast on Romi Hill's Asterope shawl.

Events:(16:15)

We will be attending the Monterey Wool Auction on Monday, September 2nd
Directors cut for selecting fleeces

Contest:(17:02)

We are starting a new contest: Famous Last Words
Contest will wrap up at the end of September.

We nominate Melanie of the Savvy Girls, and mention her CD of WWII knitting songs

Mother Knows Best:(19:24)

We talk about getting inspiration for things we want to make.
We mention Tiny Tots and Ms Kalendar from Brass Needles.

When Knitting Attacks:(23:31)

Gigi was attacked by her Narcissus socks

Purloined:(24:35)

This week we are purloining "Put a lid on it", from Dr Gemma's CogKnitive podcast.
We reference America's Test Kitchen Cookbook, and the OXO Food Mill from Sur Le Table

Review:(30:49)

This week we review History on Two Needles, by Annie Modesitt

We mention Game of Thrones, and 501 Shrink to Fit jeans.

Straw Into Gold:(40:16)
Gigi finished her bump of Bamboo and Merino, and started her 50/50 bump of silk and merino from Red Fish Dye Works

And Sew On:(41:58)

Gigi has been busy cutting fabric for the Batiks in Motion quilt that she is making for Jasmin and Andrew.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Finish One, Start Two - Episode 241 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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Do you know about  Lo-Lo EO's?  EO's (essential oils) are natural compounds derived from plants, that have powerful biochemical compositions which often stimulate our brain, affecting mood and well being.  Like you and me,  Lo-Lo EO’s are a wondrous mixture of individual qualities, some very bold and assertive, others showing a softer, gentler face.  By applying specific EO’s or blends, you choose  the way want your mood affected.  When EO’s are combined with Bar-Maids soothing combination of  natural oils and butters, you have an amazing Lo-Lo experience. EO’s are powerful, and respecting them is appropriate. With that in  mind, do you want to relax, rejuvenate, or recharge? It's all up to you. Lo-Lo EO’s are available in the Body Bar, To-Go Bar, O’ for Feet Sake, Lip Balm, and Cuticle Intensive.


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The Nimblestix Mountain Retreat, sponsored by The Woolery, is nestled in the Shenendoah mountains at Graves Mountain Lodge on October 4th - 6th. This beautiful locale is the ideal setting for a fiber class or two, spinning, knitting, or crocheting in the sun, hearing live music, or making apple butter in the orchard. Lodging, food, classes and other activities are included. Registration is now open for this intimate retreat, perfect for meeting up with fiber friends and making new ones. Get more information at Nimblestix.com or email NXretreat@nimblestix.com .
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:(0:33)

Jasmin found her knitting mojo. She finished her Boneyard, and she found her Pogona that she had knitted out of Metamorphosis. She mentions Stephen West and A Verb For Keeping Warm. Next she wants to finish her Daybreak.

Gigi finished knitting the Spice Man Socks out of Opal van Gogh, and is knitting some more Spice man socks out of deep stash Regia, and is working on the second Narcissus sock out of The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet.

And as soon as she has looked up Cat Bordhi's moebius cast on, she can start working on her Lorelei cowl.

Jasmin is thrilled with the progress she is making on her Ophidian, and mentions Oral B Superfloss for stringing beads.  Jasmin says that she will go on a finishing spree in her personal Area 51.
Also she has excavated her Looped Loop cowl, also from Area 51, and will be done in ten minutes.

We played the Knotty Girls Knitcast promo

Events:(13:46)

We will be attending the Monterey Wool Auction on Monday, September 2nd

Mother Knows Best:(15:46)

This week we answer two questions from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread

The first is a question about what to do with a toe up sock that is too long in the foot.
The second one is a question about travelling with a spinning wheel.

Jasmin mentions Beth Smith from the Spinning loft and the Samsonite hard side case. She references Sasha Torres, The Spin Doctor, Romi Hills orifice hooks, automotive paper towels from Costco, and Haribo gummi bears.

When Knitting Attacks:(22:58)

Gigi's autopilot Spice Man Socks attacked her

We played the Geeky Girls Knit promo

New Segment!
Tickled Pink:(25:13)
This week we are tickled pink about setting Manic Panic hair dye with vinegar.

Review:(27:37)

This week we review
The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs, by Sarah Anderson
We reference JC Boggs and her Sit and Spin DVD, Judith MacKenzie McCuin's The Intentional Spinner, and Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning, and The Gentle Art of Plying

Straw Into Gold:(39:18)

Gigi has spun up her bump of Abstract Fiber in the colorway Pinot Noir. She mentions Dr Gemma's Cogknitive retreat.

And Sew On:(42:24)

Gigi is cutting the fabric for the quilt she is making for Jasmin, and is challenged by cutting curves with the Olfa rotary cutters.
Also, she had a run in with sale fabric, and she is up-cycling t-shirts for Genevieve.

Bonus Danger Mouse audio:(47:06)