Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Hydra - Episode 287 - The Knitmore Girls

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Abstract Fiber's got a new luxe club! May through August, we'll send you one or two skeins of luxury yarns. Sock to lace weights, some in new colors, and some new yarns. Don't you deserve a special treat every month?
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The Lo-Lo Bar handmade with love was born flat and placed in a can. Users either pop the bar out and apply it head-to-toe or smash the bar into the recyclable container applying the oils and butters with fingertips.  Either way, hydrated soft skin is the result. But now the bar has been raised. Standing tall in a clear tube at 5 inches and weighing a full 2 ounces, Bar-Maids introduces the Lo-Lo Twist. Though popping and smashing are not options with the Twist, it is ideal if you want absolute precision (engineers and quilters take note) in application and is especially helpful if needing an extension while reaching for far away places like ankles (funny how bending and stretching at some point becomes a challenge). Just plain convenient and available in the (current) top 6 scents. Bar-Maids invites you to do the Twist!
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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!
Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!
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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)

Jasmin is excited about winning Stash Dash. She is working on her Breezy cardigan.  She also exhumed her Calligraphy cardigan from Area 51. She talked to C.C. from the Geeky Girls Knit vidcast and conspired to knit up her handspun into sweaters.

Gigi excavated the Toe up Tulip Socks and has been working on them.

Jasmin has been working on the "Frozen" sock for Genevieve from Simply Socks Company, out of Biscotte & Cie, Conte de Fee.  She waxes poetic about the yarn. Gigi mentions that her Toddler sock recipe was at the beginning of episode 258.

Jasmin lucked into some Alaska Nancy Russian Rainbow yarn and is excited about it.

Gigi finished a pair of Fluormania tube socks for Genevieve. Jasmin is working on a pair of socks out of Vincent and the Doctor from Quere Fibers.

Gigi found an other ball of Fluormania and is using the Indie Burgh pattern. Gigi mentions The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Volume II.

Loose Ends:(17:10)

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

The Summer of Lace and Beads thread has been started.We will be knitting with some lovely Lotus Yarn by Abstract Fiber. Gigi will be knitting a Romi Hill Shawl out of the Lotus and another shawl by Sivia Harding.

Jasmin wants to finish her Dryad, and hasn't decided on a pattern for the Lotus yarn yet.

Events:(20:33)

- We will pop in the Halos-of Hope-athon at Purlescence DATE
- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction

Contest:(23:02)

Jasmin goes on about Susan B. Anderson,  and how talented she is.
We announced winners for #operationsockdrawer:
Wolkenohr and andi2287

Prizes donated by C.C. Almon


WINNING PHOTOS



Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry
name is on your instagram profile.

Mother Knows Best:(26:34)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
washing knitwear and fleece. We mention Soak Wash, Rockin' Green Detergent, Eucalan, Kookaburra and the Katarina sweater. Jasmin mentions Lambs Pride yarn,  Dawn dish soap, and Morro Bay Fleeceworks.

When Knitting Attacks:(34:19)

Gigi was attacked by her Loasa lateritia sock from the Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, volume I

She now is carrying post it notes and index cards in her tool bag. Jasmin suggests Washi Tape.

Review:(38:33)

This week we review Sock Anatomy by Claire Devine

Straw Into Gold:(47:53)

Jasmin enthuses about the Will Taylor lazy kates. She mentions her Retreating cardigan out of an Elizabeth Hubbard fleece. She mentions Crown Mountain Fibers which closed.

Gigi has spun some Abstract Fiber, and is talking about spinning her Gourmet Stash punis.
She mentions listening to Dr Gemma and Abbyknits, and we talk about the amazing Sultana.

Genevieve seems interested in spinning, and Jasmin thinks we should get her started on a Schacht student spindle.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Contender - Episode 286 - The Knitmore Girls

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The Lo-Lo Bar handmade with love was born flat and placed in a can. Users either pop the bar out and apply it head-to-toe or smash the bar into the recyclable container applying the oils and butters with fingertips.  Either way, hydrated soft skin is the result. But now the bar has been raised. Standing tall in a clear tube at 5 inches and weighing a full 2 ounces, Bar-Maids introduces the Lo-Lo Twist. Though popping and smashing are not options with the Twist, it is ideal if you want absolute precision (engineers and quilters take note) in application and is especially helpful if needing an extension while reaching for far away places like ankles (funny how bending and stretching at some point becomes a challenge). Just plain convenient and available in the (current) top 6 scents. Bar-Maids invites you to do the Twist!
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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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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring all the new speckled colors of MadelineTosh- they are GORGEOUS .  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 
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On The Needles:(0:37)

Jasmin finished her socks from  Quere Fiber , in the "Vincent and the Doctor" colorway and is very happy. She is name dropping Meliabella from the His and Hers videocast, she cites the Fish Lips Kiss Heel, she mentions the Knit Girlls,  #operationsockdrawer.

Gigi thinks she should have knitted her Fluormania yarn in the Mojo pattern and may use the Plmouth Yarn, Neon Now from Webs for that pattern.

She is also complaining that Hunter Hammersen has published The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet Vol. III, Silk Road Socks, as well as all the beautiful Violently Domestic patterns, and she hasn't finished knitting the socks out of the first Curiosity Cabinet yet.

Lucy Neatby enabled Jasmin into some Biscotti & Cie yarn from Simply Socks Yarn Company 


Gigi finished the berry colored  Fluormania and started tubesocks for Genevieve out of what was left.
She finished a Loasa Lateritia sock, dug out a UFO sock from around 2002 with a strange pre Judy's Magic cast-on.

 Jasmin talks about Lucy Neatby's garterstitch heels from Cool Socks, Warm Feet.

Gigi worked on the Mostly Warmness Wristers #Behmalong out of Schoppelwolle in Wunderkleckse
Jasmin finished her Chocolate Rainbow socks from FabFunkyFibres, she is very happy with the Converter App.

Gigi is  charmed by the graphic display for keeping track of your Stash Dash.

Jasmin found her Breezy cardigan and her Calligraphy cardigan, Gigi ponders searching for her Einstein coat.

Gigi has been working on the Waters Edge and likes it for knitting while reading.

Loose Ends:(19:41)

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

The Summer of Lace and Beads thread has been started. Jasmin has unearthed her Dryad.

The newest Book in the Outlander series has been released, there is a thread in the forum, Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Events:(21:53)

-June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week
- We will pop in the Halos-of Hope-athon at Purlescence
- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction 

Contest:(22:43)

We announced a winner for #opeationsockdrawer: sehepworth
Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry
name is on your instagram profile. Abstract Fiber has graciously donated a prize (photo above)- a skein of Supersock in "Salem".

WINNING PHOTO HERE


Jasmin mentions the prizes donated by C.C. from Geeky Girls Knit Videocast for winners in the next three episodes.

Mother Knows Best:(27:15)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
how much fiber to use for a knitting project.

When Knitting Attacks:(31:12)

Gigi was attacked by the Asterope, has installed stitch markers and lifelines and is back on track.
She tried a swatch for the Mini Water's Edge and likes the original swatch better.

Jasmin had issues with the needles that she was knitting the Breezy cardigan on. And a needle came apart in her knitting.

Purloined:(35:09)

This week we purloin Bitter Cup from the Knit Knit Cafe, hosted by Abby.

We complain that Blip TV abruptly stopped submitting their feed to iTunes, which feeds into feedreaders like Downcast). Cece from the Geeky Girls Knit videocast has directions on how to update feeds in downcast:
"For those having trouble finding them on Downcast, if you go to the 'add podcasts' screen, you can click on 'add podcast manually' and paste in this address http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/podcast-rss.php?id=2538 That will give you their new feed."
 
Also, you can check out our tutorial on how to update RSS feeds in iTunes.

If you need your signal boosted, contact Jasmin@knitmoregirlspodcast.com

Jasmin is glad to be able to listen to Yarngasm and the  KnitGirllls again.

Review:(39:59)

This week we review Learn to Knit, Love to Knit by Anna Wilkinson

Jasmin mentions Melanie Falick's  Kids Knitting, and Lucy Neatby's "Brand New Knitter" DVD and Alana Dakos' patterns.

Tour de Fleece Training:(52:23)

This is week six of training. This weeks assignment is to find your support group.

We will add a Pit Crew thread in the forum for questions.

Jasmin and Gigi are plying things that were resting on plastic bobbins. Jasmin plied the singles she had spun from her Gourmet Stash punies.

And Sew On:(58:09)

Gigi asserts that the Nemesis dress is trying to kill her. Also, the pink thread that was used to sew the hem of Genevieve's dress has gone AWOL.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mexico - Episode 285 - The Knitmore Girls

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Abstract Fiber's got a new luxe club! May through August, we'll send you one or two skeins of luxury yarns. Sock to lace weights, some in new colors, and some new yarns. Don't you deserve a special treat every month? 
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The Lo-Lo Bar handmade with love was born flat and placed in a can. Users either pop the bar out and apply it head-to-toe or smash the bar into the recyclable container applying the oils and butters with fingertips.  Either way, hydrated soft skin is the result. But now the bar has been raised. Standing tall in a clear tube at 5 inches and weighing a full 2 ounces, Bar-Maids introduces the Lo-Lo Twist. Though popping and smashing are not options with the Twist, it is ideal if you want absolute precision (engineers and quilters take note) in application and is especially helpful if needing an extension while reaching for far away places like ankles (funny how bending and stretching at some point becomes a challenge). Just plain convenient and available in the (current) top 6 scents. Bar-Maids invites you to do the Twist!
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Visit the new Nimblestix marketplace. Buy and sell fleece, dyed fiber, yarn and accessories, as well as your patterns. No listing fees and we have the lowest rates around.   Shoppers will love that their purchases go straight into their Nimblestix stash! Vendors, get special deals on site advertising if you open your shop soon!
Nimblestix- from fleece to finished object. Be Nimbler!
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:(0:35)

Jasmin is working on the Chocolate Rainbow socks.

Gigi has finished another pair of Fluoromania tube socks for Genevieve #operationsockdrawer #matchymatchyKAL and won her game of yarn chicken.

Jasmin installed ripcords on a number of socks, and she likes the  Quere Fiber , in the "Vincent and the Doctor" colorway. She also worked on the Poste self striping in "Ibiza"from Simply Socks.

We mention Regia, Bugga, and Trekking. Jasmin mentions Celsiheit app. Gigi mentions Dr. Oetker Schulkochbuch.

Gigi is working on the Asterope out of Kraemer yarn. Gigi is getting close to finishing the Loasa Lateritia socks from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet.

Loose Ends:(13:22)

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

The newest Book in the Outlander series has been released, there is a thread in the forum, Written in My Own Heart's Blood.

The Summer of Lace and Beads thread has been started.

Events:(16:25)

We had lots of fun at the Retzlaff Winery. Jasmin mentions the Knitwits.

Jasmin mentions Will Taylor clever Kates (which you can order from Carolina Homespun) and Dr Gemma, Jen from the KnottyGirls podcast,  Manda from KnitPsychoknits, and Tracie from Two Knit Lit Chicks

-June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week
- July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction 

Contest:(24:04)

Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry
name is on your instagram profile. Abstract Fiber has graciously donated a prize (photo above)- a skein of Supersock in "Salem".

Mother Knows Best:(28:17)

This week we talk about why shorts creep up. Gigi mentions the Twin Needle podcast, and the flexible flexible transferring curve.

When Knitting Attacks:(36:12)

Gigi was attacked by her Asterope. Jasmin was attacked by her Chocolate Rainbow sock.

Review:(39:35)

This week we review Happy Feet: Unique Knits to Knock Your Socks Off by Cathy Carron.

Tour de Fleece Training:(49:12)

This is week 5 of Tour de Fleece training.

Clean your wheel. Jasmin recommends Murphy's Oil Soap, and Wood Beams wood conditioner.

Morgaine of Carolina Homespun has graciously offered to stock Tour de Fleece supplies. (We will post a link once that's up.)

Purlescence also will be stocking Tour de Fleece and SPAKAL supplies.

Jasmin has been participating in the Knit Girllls' Stash Dash and spinning fleece she purchased from Elizabeth Hubbard at the Monterey Fleece Auction. She mentions Morro Fleece Works.

Gigi has been weighing out her fiber nests in 25g increments. Her thin spun yarn turned out horrid. Even her Woolee Winder couldn't improve her poor spinning. 

And Sew On:(59:51)

Gigi finished seams on t shirt nighties for Genevieve. She mentions the double eyed needle and Chibi needles.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

With Love and Envy - Episode 284 - The Knitmore Girls

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The Lo-Lo Bar handmade with love was born flat and placed in a can. Users either pop the bar out and apply it head-to-toe or smash the bar into the recyclable container applying the oils and butters with fingertips.  Either way, hydrated soft skin is the result. But now the bar has been raised. Standing tall in a clear tube at 5 inches and weighing a full 2 ounces, Bar-Maids introduces the Lo-Lo Twist. Though popping and smashing are not options with the Twist, it is ideal if you want absolute precision (engineers and quilters take note) in application and is especially helpful if needing an extension while reaching for far away places like ankles (funny how bending and stretching at some point becomes a challenge). Just plain convenient and available in the (current) top 6 scents. Bar-Maids invites you to do the Twist!
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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Operation Sock Drawer is proudly sponsored by Simply Socks Yarn Company.  Does your sock drawer need filling? Let us help!  With nine years experience helping sock knitters, we’ll help you find what you need.  This week we are featuring our exclusive Poste Yarn Striping Sock.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 
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On The Needles:(0:37)

Jasmin talks about the Knit Girllls' Stash Dash. Gigi is working on three pairs of Fluoromania socks.
Jasmin is working on the Chocolate Rainbow socks by FabFunkyFibres.

Jasmin finished her Blueflame socks. She finished the Snapdragon socks. Gigi is knitting on the body of the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko. 

Jasmin mentions Try-it-on Tubing. Jasmin talks about Genevieve's Squirrel sweater. Gigi is working on the Loasa Lateritia socks from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet.

Jasmin cast on a pair of socks out of Quere Fiber in the colorway "Vincent and the Doctor". Gigi unearthed her Asterope from Area 51.

Loose Ends:(12:59)

Jasmin mentions labels for Knitmore-Alongs from Sterling Name Tapes: Information for getting labels:

- Donate $1.50 for postage and envelope through Paypal button (in sidebar)
- PM Jasmin (cuteknitter) via Ravelry, and let her know how many sweater and shawl labels you want, and put "labels" in the subject line
- Include your Paypal email address in your PM
- International: PM Jasmin on Ravelry for cost of shipping

Put a picture of your sewn in labels in the "labels" thread.

The Summer of Lace and Beads thread has been started. Jasmin picked up her Dryad.

The newest Book in the Outlander series has been released, there will be a thread in the forum, Written in My Own Heart's Blood.

Events:(16:08)

-June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery.
-June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week
-July 5th-27th: Tour de Fleece
- September 1st, Monterey Wool Auction 


Contest:(18:43)

We announced the first winner of #operationsockdrawer. #OperationSockdrawer Contest. Simply Socks Yarn has graciously donated a prize.

Make sure to hashtag your photos as #operationsockdrawer on instagram, make sure your ravelry name is on your instagram profile.


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Jasmin goes on about the new Abstract Fiber supersock yarn (in "Salem") for our next prize. Gigi is excited about knitting Stitch Surfer socks.


 Mother Knows Best:(23:30)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about using variegated yarn. Jasmin recommends fair isle, and mentions Mary Scott Huff, and Philosophers designs.

Gigi suggests Martina Behm designs. Jasmin suggests woven shawls, maybe in a hounds tooth design. She mentions Schacht's Cricket and Flip looms

When Knitting Attacks:(28:57)

Gigi was attacked at the Mini Water's Edge. She mentions the Fledgeling Featherweight. Also, she attacked the Asterope shawl.

Jasmin exhumed her Snapdragon socks, and was having problems with the after-thought heel.

Purloined:(37:45)

This week we purloin "Brewing" from the Knit, Knit Cafe podcast, hosted by the wonderful Abby.

Gigi wants to knit all kinds of things. And she wants to go on a blocking spree. Jasmin wants to swatch for Andrew's Colonel Henley.

Jasmin plans growing The Head to Toe Project to go Nation-wide. She mentions Martine from the iMake podcast. 

Jasmin mentions Jade, from the Geek Girl Crafts podcast.

Review:(47:55)

This week we review Knitting Gifts for Baby, by Mel Clark 

Gigi quotes Allison Hyde Author of "Wrapped in Comfort". Jasmin mentions Dale of Norway

Tour de Fleece Training:(58:01)

Week 4 of Tour de Fleece training: Get your equipment in order. 

Jasmin mentions Carson Demers' "Ergo, I knit"