Thursday, November 27, 2014

Hope springs eternal - Episode 309 - The Knitmore Girls

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That weekend with the funny names is quickly approaching. You know Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday. Yeah, that one!.  Bar-Maids has always had ‘KILLER’ Cyber Monday specials and this year is no different except this year, their special begins on Black Friday. How special? A buy 1, get 1 free type of special. If you were to break it down, you could give 8 different people gifts and that is a whole lot of happy, soft, and smelling good. Bar-Maids ordered a good sum for this year but the quantities are limited. The games begin the day after Thanksgiving, as does the unveiling of the Buy 1, Get 1, and may the odds be ever in your favor.  Or in Bar-Maids case, may the odds be ever in your flavor.
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The newest innovation from the Namaste sisters is the Poppins bag.  This bag opens wide and is surprisingly spacious despite it's compact appearance.  Super cute design with magnetic top closures to allow you to knit out of your closed bag (and separate fibers if you wish) with no worries of snagging your precious fibers.  2 external zipper pockets and plenty more inside, including internal tool storage slots- this bag is awesome.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.com
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On The Needles(0:39)

 Gigi has been working on the Wild Iris cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding. She is knitting it out of Bijou Basin Ranch's Himalayan Trail in the "Sassenach" colorway #kiltmenowKAL.

 Jasmin had suggested using the buttonhole from Anna Zilborg Knitting for Anarchists Gigi is thrilled with the construction of this bound buttonhole. Jasmin mentions Lucy Neatby's buttonhole.

Jasmin is working on a sock out of of Abstract Fiber "Bonfire" (dyed warp style) socks, which will grow up to be a Procrastinatrix from Sock Architecture. And she is excited about her provisional cast on.

Gigi  is also working on the Knit your Love (from the Strickmich club). Gigi worked a bit on the Van Gogh, "Bedroom in Arles" yarn by Opal.

 Jasmin is working on socks out of the "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound" colorway from Lollipop Yarns. It passed the swatch test with flying colors. Jasmin mentions the flickr album for swatches. She talks about the Happy Howloween socks.

Jasmin is doing Kate Davies's crocheted steek and is excited about it. She mentions the Mother Knows Best Board on Pinterest. And she likes the Dale of Norway sweaters.

Gigi has made some progress on her Mystik Spiral socks (one pair in Regia, one pair in Mint Rain,).
Jasmin has another pair of fall colored socks out of Regia 6ply.

In Stitches:(17:38)

Gigi has been wearing a cowl and wristers that Jasmin made, socks, the Cookie Monster Sweater that was a gift, and Gran's Hug. Grandpa Knitmore has been wearing hats to bed.

Genevieve has been wearing her Mollie hat, her Olivia hat, wristers

Jasmin has been wearing her Seneca, the Ophidian shawl, the Mariah cardigan, she mentions the Breezy cardigan, And the Tempest.

Events:(25:35)

11/28: Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence
2/19-22/2015: Stitches West!
Live Episode with Marly Bird, on the air now!


Contest:(27:26)

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
Upcoming prize:
A skein of sock yarn from Fab Funky Fibres in the colorway "I believe in the Impossible"
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The Grinch-along. We have extended the starting date to December 1st. Cease and desist all holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong. Knitting only for pleasure. Take pictures and post them in the ravelry group thread and/or on Instagram.

Prizes will be Grinchy knitting bags sewn in the "Sweatshop Of Love"(Lovingly purloined from Sweatshop Of Love) by the Knitmore Girls out of Grinchy fabric. Let us know what fun holiday things you are doing instead of gift knitting. Do multiple dipping with as many contests as you can.
Pinterest link to the tutorial we used.

Other prizes for the #grinchalong:

 - Santa Claus, IN  (Poste Self-striping yarn base), provided by Simply Socks Yarn Co.
 - Jollyville, TX (Poste Self-striping yarn base), provided by Simply Socks Yarn Co.
- Wicked, from Vollenvine, on the Lush base.
- Body scrub from the BarMaids

The Do Some Good Contest is also coming up soon.
 
Mother Knows Best:(33:33)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
how to deal with pet hair on knits.

Jasmin talks about the Mars King Comb, she is very happy with her Dyson Animal We prefer red velvet lint brush to the sticky rollers.

When Knitting Attacks:(41:21)

Jasmin managed to erase all of the show notes that Gigi had just painstakingly finished. Gigi has a hard time following the directions for the beaded edging and beading on the Wild Iris cowl.

Jasmin managed to cut a piece of waste yarn from the end of the ball that she was working on.
Gigi broke a sock needle in a project bag. Gigi found huge spots from a fabric marker on the slip of Genevieve's dress.

Review:(47:21)

This week we review  the Namaste Poppins bag, and the Meghan pouchlet.

Jasmin mentions her hot pink Malibu bag. She also loves the Harlow bag. Her Zuma bag looked lke a frog and she loved it, and Gigi likes using her mini messenger bag, and she also enjoys the mesh Oh Snap bags, and she wears the hip holster every time there is an event to go to.

Holidays With The Knitmores:(57:38)

This week we talk about gifts of time.

Straw Into Gold:(1:05:43)

Jasmin is still swatching for her Nutmeg colored Pumpkin Ale from the Rhinebeck Sweater Book. the fleece is from Nebo Rock Ranch.

Gigi empties her bobbins onto 6" plastic Schacht bobbins and counted 750 g of singles. Also, she got an early Christmas gift, a beautiful Schacht cherry matchless!

And Sew On:(1:09:46)

Jasmin and Gigi have been sewing piles of grinch bags for the Grinch-along.
Gigi has been putting on the finishing touches on Genevieve's summer dress. Simplicity 2265

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Certified Pre-owned - Episode 308 - The Knitmore Girls

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That weekend with the funny names is quickly approaching. You know Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday. Yeah, that one!.  Bar-Maids has always had ‘KILLER’ Cyber Monday specials and this year is no different except this year, their special begins on Black Friday. How special? A buy 1, get 1 free type of special. If you were to break it down, you could give 8 different people gifts and that is a whole lot of happy, soft, and smelling good. Bar-Maids ordered a good sum for this year but the quantities are limited. The games begin the day after Thanksgiving, as does the unveiling of the Buy 1, Get 1, and may the odds be ever in your favor.  Or in Bar-Maids case, may the odds be ever in your flavor.  
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The newest innovation from the Namaste sisters is the Poppins bag.  This bag opens wide and is surprisingly spacious despite it's compact appearance.  Super cute design with magnetic top closures to allow you to knit out of your closed bag (and separate fibers if you wish) with no worries of snagging your precious fibers.  2 external zipper pockets and plenty more inside, including internal tool storage slots- this bag is awesome.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.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!
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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. Regia has released a new 8 ply collection for keeping your feet toasty this winter. Also check out the new Active line, which features Outlast fiber- developed for NASA to help with temperature and moisture control.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com . 

On the needles:

Jasmin has finished the sock part of the "Stingy Jack" socks from Invictus Yarns on the "Beyond" Merino/Cashmere/Nylon base. Jasmin mention's Emily Straw's white balance tutorial. Gigi has finished her "Boo" socks (from Gynx Yarns).  Jasmin is working on socks out of the "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound" colorway from Lollipop Yarns.

Jasmin mentions Susan B. Anderson's instagram feed, and beautiful shots of her photos; which is what Jasmin's Regia 6ply (6366) reminds her of. Gigi talks about the "Bedroom in Arles" yarn by Opal, Jasmin mentions Design Seeds and Art Vistas.

We talk about literal interpretation, and Jasmin mentions the Little Oak Cardigan by Alana Dakos. Gigi has made some progress on her Mystik Spiral socks (one pair in Regia, one pair in Mint Rain).

Gigi has started the Knit Your Love pattern (from the Strickmich club).

Jasmin has picked up her Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest.  Jasmin mentions Twisted-Stitch Knitting from Schoolhouse Press

Jasmin has cast on a pair of Abstract Fiber "Bonfire" (dyed warp style) socks, which will grow up to be a Procrastinatrix from Sock Architecture. She also just got both Knitmore copies spiral bound at Kinko's.

In Stitches: (23:05)

Gigi bought Genevieve a Frozen sweater chest

This week, Genevieve has worn: her Yoked Cardigan ("Duck Sweater"), Little Oak Cardigan ("Squirrel sweater"), and her Playful Stripes cardigan ("Annie Sweater", from Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf). Also her Molly hat and a pair of wristers.

Gigi has been wearing the ChicKnits Katarina, the Serpentine cowl (based on the Serpentine mitts by Miriam Felton, out of Claudia's Handpainted Yarns in the Ruby Slippers colorway). And also socks.

Jasmin has been wearing her 2012 SPAKAL cardigan (the Eadon by Susanna IC), her Looped Loop cowl, the Tangled Yoke cardigan, and black wristers.  Also, the Breezy cardigan out of handspun.

Genevieve wore her Mollie hat, her Little Oak Cardigan and wristers.

Events:(32:57)

11/28: Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence
2/19-22/2015: Stitches West!

Contest:

#operationsockdrawer winner! AndiRN won a skein from Lisa Souza in the "Deep Fall" colorway.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
Next week prize:
A skein of sock yarn from Fab Funky Fibres in the colorway I believe in the Impossible

New contest:

The Grinch-along. We have extended the starting date to December 1st. Cease and desist all holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong. Knitting only for pleasure. Take pictures and post them in the ravelry group thread and/or on Instagram.

Prizes will be Grinchy knitting bags sewn in the "Sweatshop Of Love"(Lovingly purloined from Sweatshop Of Love) by the Knitmore Girls out of Grinchy fabric. Let us know what fun holiday things you are doing instead of gift knitting. Do multiple dipping with as many contests as you can.
Pinterest link to the tutorial we used.

Other prizes for the #grinchalong:

 - Santa Claus, IN  (Poste Self-striping yarn base), provided by Simply Socks Yarn Co.
 - Jollyville, TX (Poste Self-striping yarn base), provided by Simply Socks Yarn
- Wicked, from Vollenvine, on the Lush base.
- Body scrub from the BarMaids

The Do Some Good Contest is also coming up soon.


Mother Knows Best:()

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
how to give care instructions with gift.


Jasmin likes Dream in Color Classy. Jasmin mentions the Citric Acid Dye fix, and SOAK wool wash.


When Knitting Attacks:(46:00)

Gigi has managed to totally mangle the toe on the Boo socks she was knitting, and had a hard time seeing the stitches on the black toe. She also reversed increases and decreases on the Mystik Spiral socks.

Review: (47:31)

This week we review Gramma Nancy's Animal Hats

We mention Ann Norling's Fruit hats.

We think with some  they are also good candidates for Halo's of Hope hats and Preemie hats.

Holidays with the Knitmores: (54:31)

The girls are very fond of hot chocolate, with Penzeys Hot Chocolate mix and Salted Caramel sauce, Glühwein, Hot Spiced Cider, Eggnog from the Joy of Cooking (Jasmin has the edition linked).

Gigi would like to try hot buttered rum.

Straw Into Gold: (57:00)

Gigi needs to wind her spinning off onto plastic bobbins.

And Sew On: (57:44)

Gigi finally got the buttonhole foot to work. She managed them, but really needs to order a manual. She mentions Fray Check-ing the buttonholes.

You can see our progress on projects on our instagram feed.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Flair - Episode 307 - The Knitmore Girls

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That weekend with the funny names is quickly approaching. You know Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday. Yeah, that one!.  Bar-Maids has always had ‘KILLER’ Cyber Monday specials and this year is no different except this year, their special begins on Black Friday. How special? A buy 1, get 1 free type of special. If you were to break it down, you could give 8 different people gifts and that is a whole lot of happy, soft, and smelling good. Bar-Maids ordered a good sum for this year but the quantities are limited. The games begin the day after Thanksgiving, as does the unveiling of the Buy 1, Get 1, and may the odds be ever in your favor.  Or in Bar-Maids case, may the odds be ever in your flavor.  
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If you haven't seen the new Megan Pouchlet by Namaste you'll want to!  This handy morsel of goodness is larger than a Jemma Pouch and smaller than a Devin Wristlet, so the size is really ideal.  It's got a wristlet strap and is perfect for storing keys, credit cards, notions, or other small items.  When you wanna grab and go, grab for your Megan Pouchlet.  Get yours at www.namasteinc.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:(0:35)

Gigi is knitting a pair of Halloween socks out of Gynx Yarn in the colorway Boo. Laura from Gynx yarn does the Dyer's Notebook Video cast.  

Jasmin is working on the Stingy Jack socks from Invictus Yarns.

Gigi finished a pair of Vincent van Gogh sock yarn by Opal and cast on another pair of Van Gogh socks in the Bedroom in Arles colorway, and she worked on Mystik Spiral Socks out of Mint Rain and out of Regia. These socks have the OMG heel.

Jasmin is working on socks out of Regia 6ply in the color 6366, and is enjoying the fall colors. She mentions the Regia on sale at Simply Socks. She is planning to do the Lara Neel afterthought heel with heelflap out of Sock Architecture.

Gigi finished Halloween socks out of  Poste Yarn in the Elm Street colorway . She is also working on the Wild Iris cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding. She is knitting it out of Bijou Basin Ranch's Himalayan Trail in the "Sassenach" colorway #kiltmenowKAL. Jasmin suggested that she do the buttonhole out of Knitting for Anarchists.

Jasmin is working on a pair of socks out of Lollipop Yarns in the "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound" colorway.  Amy Beth, from the Fat Squirrel video cast is also knitting a pair in this colorway.
Gigi mentions Käsefüsse, which is German for stinky cheese feet.

Events:(13:07)

11/28: Pajama Jammie Jam at Purlescence
2/19-22/2015: Stitches West!
Contest:(15:07)

#operationsock drawer winner! KnitHappens won the skein of "Emerald" Invictus Yarns
Next prize! A skein from Lisa Souza in the "Deep Fall" colorway.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

New contest:

The Grinch-along. We have extended to starting date to December 1st. Cease and desist all holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong. Knitting only for personal pleasure. Take pictures and post them in the ravelry group thread and/or on Instagram.

Prizes will be Grinchy knitting bags sewn in the "Sweatshop Of Love"(Lovingly purloined from Sweatshop Of Love) by the Knitmore Girls out of Grinchy fabric. Let us know what fun holiday things you are doing instead of gift knitting. Do multiple dipping with as many contests as you can.

We mention the Commuter Knitter and her lovely podcast.

The Do Some Good Contest is also coming up soon.

Mother Knows Best:(25:14)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
spinning fiber for socks. Jasmin mentions Judith MacKenzie McCuin.

Jasmin laments Crown Mountain Farms closing doors. She mentions Janel Laidman and Abby Franquemont.

When Knitting Attacks:(33:52)

Gigi bought Stretch Magic Bead and Jewelry Cord, hoping to use it for waste yarn for heels. Didn't work.

Jasmin is having days that are more pretty than smart. She read bits and pieces of Sock Architecture. But not enough. She mentions the Knitmore Vanilla sock.

Gigi used her vacuum cleaner like a bobbin winder. Accidentally.

Purloined:(40:42)

This week we purloin Playful Parenting from the A Playful Day podcast, hosted by GreenTriangleGirl. Jasmin talks about the "match game". She uses parenting strategies from Positive Discipline #operationsockdrawer.

Review:(45:02)

This week we review the Opus the Octopus Kit from Infinite Twist
We talk about the Octopus exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Jasmin wants to use technique out of Annetarsia Knits.

Jasmin also mentions:

Cowboy and Octopus
Gentle Giant Octopus
Octopus Soup

Boston Jen of Down Cellar Studio likes to knit toys.

Holidays With The Knitmores:(53:02)

We talk about our holiday board on Pinterest.
We talk about clubs as gifts, the Whiskey Advent Calendar, the Strickmich Club, the four themed subscription boxes from BarMaids whose themes include:

  • Outlander,
  • Knitmore Girls
  • Awesomeness
  • Pride and Prejudice
We also mention the Dr Who Companion Club and Namaste bags

Straw Into Gold:(1:00:19)

Jasmin did some spinning and is almost done with the Weathered Tartan mini bats from Gourmet Stash that she is auditioning for a sweater.

Gigi is getting more comfortable with her long draw. She is thinking of maybe spinning the rest of her spinning worsted.

And Sew On:(1:01:46)

The Nemesis dress (Vogue 8615) is finally finished! Gigi mentions Threads magazine


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Director's Cut - JC Briar - The Knitmore Girls

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Things mentioned:

Complete Guide to Needlework (Reader's Digest)
Janet Szabo
Needlecraft University
10" boye double point needles
Locking Stitch Markers
Barbara Walker Stitch Dictionaries
Knitting in the Old Way
Deborah Newton's Designing Knitwear

Since the interview, JC has written a book (Charts Made Simple) and and developed Stitch maps- which is a visual way of seeing how stitch patterns work.


You can find JC online here, on Ravelry here, and her teaching schedule here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Buffy's Contemporary - Episode 306 - The Knitmore Girls

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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. Regia has released a new 8 ply collection for keeping your feet toasty this winter. Also check out the new Active line, which features Outlast fiber- developed for NASA to help with temperature and moisture control.  Come check us out at simplysockyarn.com .

On The Needles:(0:33)

Jasmin has finished the Happy Howloween socks by Lollipop Yarn. Genevieve was Olivia, with a knitted Olivia hat. Gigi finished a pair of tube socks for Genevieve out of Neon Now.

Jasmin is working on Stingy Jack socks  (by Invictus Yarns) and she is going to make afterthought heels. She reminisces about the heels she loved throughout her knitting life: the flap heel from our Knitmore Vanilla sock pattern was the first heel she loved. Then she encountered Lucy Neatby's short row heel, then she got entangled with the stockinette short row heel, then went back to the flap heel.

She cast on a pair of Regia Vanilla socks (Regia 6, colorway #6366) and is planning on doing an afterthought flap heel with a gusset out of the brilliant Sock Architecture  book. Also, this yarn is dk weight and knits up in a flash. Simply Socks has this on sale.

Gigi is not in love with her Van Gogh socks, and they may go live in Jasmin's sock drawer. She is knitting a pair of Halloween socks out of Poste Yarn in the Elm Street colorway #operationsockdrawer.

Gigi is working on the Wild Iris cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding. She is knitting it out of Bijou Basin Ranch's Himalayan Trail in the "Sassenach" colorway #kiltmenowKAL.
Correction for last weeks show notes: the Romi Hill boot toppers that we said didn't exist, have now been released!

NaKniSweMo has started, and if you can, run it into SPAKAL, FFFWKAL, or #projectsweaterchest.

We have started wearing knits: Jasmin wore her handspun Tangled Yoke, her handspun Seneca, her Breezy cardigan and Mondo Cable cardigan. Genevieve wore her matching Mini Mondo Cable cardi.  Gigi wore her Cassidy, and  Cat Bordhi's Coriolis socks . Gigi also wore her red mohair Oat Couture Spiral Petal Shawl.

Loose Ends:(15:34)

We were going to talk about the solution to the bleeding issues of the Regia Fluormania. Jasmin mentions the Addicted to Sockknitting Group, and refers to the Citric Acid fix.

We have contacted Westminster, the distributor, but they haven't responded yet. So you may want to call them directly and talk to their customer service folks at:
USA: (800) 445-9276
Canada: (800) 263-2354
Let them know about the problem, and ask what the next step is.

Events:(21:46)

11/28: Pajamma Jamie Jam at Purlescence
2/19-22/2015: Stitches West!

Contest:(23:12)

The winner for Operation SockDrawer for this episode is : FreckledCrafts, who wins a skein of Lollipop Yarn in the Kodachrome colorway.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Next week's prize is a skein of Invictus Yarns, in the Emerald colorway, on the BFL/Nylon base  
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New contest:

We announce the Grinch-along. Starting date is November 10th. Cease and desist all holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong. Knitting only for personal pleasure. Take pictures and post them in the ravelry group and/or on Instagram.

Prizes will be Grinchy knitting bags sewn in the Sweatshop Of Love by the Knitmore Girls out of
Grinchy fabric. Let us know what fun holiday things you are doing instead of gift knitting.

Mother Knows Best:(32:40)

Today we talk some more about an efficient closet. Today's focus is on shoe storage. We like things from the Container Store. Jasmin talks about the closet that Andrew built for her, and the accompanying blog post.

Jasmin talks about information gleaned from a class with Rick Mondragon. She mentions Abby from the Knit Knit Cafe, and Doc Martin boots, and her Namaste bag. We would love to hear your thoughts in the episode thread.

Purloined:(32:24)

This week we are purloining "Today's Sweater" from Brenda Dayne's podcast Cast-On.  We bid her a fond good bye and wish her success in all her future endeavors. She just announced that she cast off her last episode.

You may want to send her a personal message on her website.

Jasmin talks about her first sweater for herself, a Penny Straker design of Cascade 220.

Review:(45:58)

This week we review Charts Made Simple, by J.C. Briar.

Also keep your ears open for our upcoming interview with her. Jasmin mentions Stitch Maps: https://stitch-maps.com/

Straw Into Gold:(56:26)

Gigi has gotten into the routine of pulling out her spinning wheel and is getting more work done.
Jasmin is convinced that she needs a nutmeg colored sweater and she dug out a fleece that she had purchased from Janet Heppler of Nebo Ranch, and is swatching for spinning.

And Sew On:(57:52)

Jasmin is excited to sew project bags, inspired by the lovely Erin Lane bags.  We are using a bag tutorial that is also on Pinterest.  She loves her Featherweight.

Gigi was going to sew buttonholes on Genevieve's summer dress, and she had bought a Janome buttonhole foot, and was missing a manual. She also has misplaced the manual  for her fancy Singer, and so couldn't do buttonholes on that machine, either.