Thursday, December 24, 2015

Two Left Gloves - Episode 357 - The Knitmore Girls

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You probably attend an event at least once a year. Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short that your plan includes the necessary pit stop (crossing your fingers for short lines) and visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.
As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes there is a sudden run on your favorite scent or product and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just stinks!
Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple and fast, you’ll LOVE the experience!
Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com for directions, and we'll even text you a reminder during the event!
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 All that yarn you're getting this holiday season needs a snug home for the winter. Show your yarn and your projects what they mean to you buy giving them an erinlane bag. Starting black Friday through December 24 save 15% storewide and get free shipping on all orders over $50. Plus get double loyalty points!
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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.
Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

On The Needles:(0:55)

Gigi put some trim on a preemie hat. She has four pair of socks on the needles. There will be a #projectsweaterchestKAL coming up.

She started a pair of socks in the Twelve Days of Christmas colorway, by Berry Colorful Yarnings on the Saturated Sparkle Sock base. 75% merino, 25%nylon, 5% stellina.

She started a sock in the Under the Mistletoe colorway, by Julianna's Fibre, in the base Lucid Dream Sock Yarn, 80% superwash merino, 20 % nylon.

She is still working on the Meilenweit Citrus Socks, and the Meilenweit Multiringel socks, both in a Vanilla sock pattern.

Jasmin was enabled by the Fat Squirrel Speaks into buying Julianna's Fibre and bought some Under the Mistletoe for herself.

She has made excellent progress on Genevieve's  Coronation Cardigan, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings. She finished a hat for Andrew that only had an inch of knitting left. She wrote up the pattern on her project page.

She also made progress on the Elsa gloves, and she really likes to work on the beading.
She is also working on the  Bifrost Scarf scarf.

Gigi blocked a swatch for her second Rocky Coast cardigan out of gunmetal grey Cascade Yarns Eco Wool

Jasmin is sewing grosgrain ribbon and weaving in ends on the  Kobayashi Maru and enthusing about the TincanKnits Twelve days of advent, where they have a free pattern every day.
And she lovesStar Trek Onesies.

In Stitches:(16:10)

Gigi has been wearing her Flamingo Feathers,
her Knitmore cowl, mostly Vanilla socks, and wristers.  She needs to knit herself some hats and cowls. Woolly Wormhead, Alana Dakos, Bonne Marie Burns, and Tincan Knits are designers whose patterns she is going to look at for patterns.

Jasmin wore her Mondo Cable cardi, the Twist Cardigan, the ola hat, the Rocky Coast cardigan with the Leslie Wind Disc latch

Genevieve wore her Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat

Rex wore his  Bumble hat from C.C. from the Geeky Girls Knit podcast , Baby Puerperium that Cchellez knit for him, and the Purl Soho Baby cardi.

Sam wore a hat mom had knitted for him some time ago.

Contest:(27:26)

Our annual Do Some Good Contest :
Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close around January 6th.

Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit more than your immediate friends and family. 

Do Some Good prizes:
Lolo Foot bar
a very big Erin Lane bag, 
and a Leslie Wind cable needle ring 
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#grinchalong
The Grinch-along. Starting date December 1st.

There are only two rules:

1. Cease and desist all holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong.
2. What you *do* knit, must bring you joy.

Take pictures and post them in the ravelry group thread and/or on Instagram.

Prizes!:

- A Lolo Foot Bar
- An Erin Lane bag
- A skein of CephalopodTraveller
- a Leslie Wind cable needle ring
- a skein of sock yarn in the "Board Shorts" colorway, by Julianna's Fibre.
-  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.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.
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Mother Knows Best:(29:34)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum about storing and displaying winter knitwear decoratively. Gigi suggests Command Hooks. Jasmin suggests an IKEA photo wire. Let us hear what your suggestions are. Also, earburning Susan B. Anderson!

When Knitting Attacks:(36:57)

Gigi was beading on her Viajante and noticed that she had started the beading mid row and will tink it back to the beginning of the row.

Jasmin mentions Kristine Beeson who beaded her Viajante, and did a beautiful job.

Jasmin was going to be very efficient and knit both of Genevieve's gloves at the same time and identical.  She really wanted to knit a left and a right glove. Ripped back.

Review:(41:59)
 
This week we review
Susan B. Anderson's Kids' Knitting Workshop

Jasmin also likes Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf, and is very fond of Melanie Falick's Kids Knitting: Projects for Kids of all Ages and Lucy Neatby's Learn to Knit DVD

Holidays with the Knitmores:(53:39)

We have affirmations for the holidays:

It is going to be ok.
It doesn't have to be perfect.

Jasmin is cooking potato soup out of America's Test Kitchen.

And, importantly, if you need help, please call someone.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Nerd-tastic - Episode 356 - The Knitmore Girls

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You probably attend an event at least once a year. Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short that your plan includes the necessary pit stop (crossing your fingers for short lines) and visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.
As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes there is a sudden run on your favorite scent or product and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just stinks!
Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple and fast, you’ll LOVE the experience!
Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com for directions, and we'll even text you a reminder during the event!
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All that yarn you're getting this holiday season needs a snug home for the winter. Show your yarn and your projects what they mean to you buy giving them an erinlane bag. Starting black Friday through December 24 save 15% storewide and get free shipping on all orders over $50 (Coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY2015). Plus get double loyalty points!
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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.
Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

On The Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin is making progress on the Coronation Cardigan, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings.
Gigi is knitting socks, out of Trekking yarn she bought at the Pajama Jammie Jam and she thought would stripe, and she is pleased as punch with the look.

Jasmin finished knitting the Gramps Cardigan by Kate Oates ( not to be confused with Gramps, by Tincanknits)

Gigi suggests Tandy leather for leather scraps, or alternatively Michaels.

Gigi has worked on preemie hats.

Jasmin is finishing  Kobayashi Maru cardigan, from the Playdate  cardigan by Tincanknit, out of Fibernymph "Star Trekkies".

Jasmin is planning to wash Genevieve's Elsa Sweater once a week  in Unicorn Fibers Beyond Clean Woolwash.

She is also working on the Bifrost Scarf,which she is enjoying tremendously.

Also, she found a cashmere worsted weight hat that she started for Andrew ages ago, and is planning to finish it.

 In Stitches:(13:51)

Jasmin: wore her Mondo Cable cardi

Genevieve wore her Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, Gigi's Grey Citron 

Rex: wore the  Bumble hat from C.C. from the Geeky Girls Knit podcast , Baby Puerperium that Cchellez knit for him, and LaraNeel's Keys to the Castle

Gigi wore her  Carli, Peacock Plumes, the old v-neck cardigans, Knitmore cowl, and the
Mojo socks. The mojo socks turned out rather long and think in her shoes. The directions say to stretch when measuring length. They need to be stretched quite a bit.

 Gigi mentioned that Threads has an article about handsewn buttonhole.

Contest:(19:35)

Our annual Do Some Good Contest :
Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close around January 6th.

Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit more than your immediate friends and family. 

Do Some Good prizes:
Lolo Foot bar
a very big Erin Lane bag, 
and a Leslie Wind cable needle ring 
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#grinchalong
The Grinch-along. Starting date December 1st.

There are only two rules:

1. Cease and desist all holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong.
2. What you *do* knit, must bring you joy.

Take pictures and post them in the ravelry group thread and/or on Instagram.

Prizes!:

- A Lolo Foot Bar
- An Erin Lane bag
- A skein of CephalopodTraveller
- a Leslie Wind cable needle ring
- a skein of sock yarn in the "Board Shorts" colorway, by Julianna's Fibre.
-  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.

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.
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Mother Knows Best:(22:23)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum about putting zippers into cardigans

When Knitting Attacks:(27:12)

Gigi was attacked by her math, and managed to cast on not the correct amount of stitches, which interfered with decreases.
Jasmin had a hiccup with a button. She mentions Cleaners Supplies as a source for buttons.
 

Review:(30:45)

This week we review The Knitter's Book of Knowledge, by Debbie Bliss
Jasmin mentions Debbie Bliss baby books, and her How to Knit book.

Holidays with the Knitmores:(39:00)

If it makes you scream, don't do it!
Jasmin also mentions the Positive Discipline philosophy (very tangentially).

Jamin mentions Muppet Christmas Carol

Sam was blasting the Pandora Elvis Holiday station. (It's REALLY good.)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Deck the Halls with Handknit Socks - Episode 355 - The Knitmore Girls

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You probably attend an event at least once a year. Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short that your plan includes the necessary pit stop (crossing your fingers for short lines) and visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.
As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes there is a sudden run on your favorite scent or product and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just stinks!
Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple and fast, you’ll LOVE the experience!
Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com for directions, and we'll even text you a reminder during the event!
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Erin.Lane Bags presents the 2016 Indie Yarn Carnival. If you’ve ever missed the opportunity to see your favorite indie yarn dyers at a show, then this is the club for you. Erin.Lane has assembled a cavalcade of the most popular and sought after indie yarns from all over the country, and they are bringing it all to your door throughout 2016.
Featuring the indie dyed yarns of Buffalo Wool Company, Lydia Yarns, Knit Circus, Must Stash, Miss Babs and Miss Crosby, the Indie Yarn Carnival is a must have collection of special kits that you won’t find anywhere else. And each kit comes with a custom matched Erin.Lane Project Bag.
Sign up is quick and easy, and the 12 month subscription payment for the club makes it painless to enroll. Visit erinlanebags.com before December 1 to sign up and get your ticket to the finest indie yarn show you’ll see all year! 
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Knitcircus Yarns is pleased as punch to present the Gradient Yoke Sweater Pattern, designed by Amy Detjen. This sweater gives you an exciting and unusual construction; a top-down v-neck raglan. Designed to make the most of a self-striping handpaint, the yoke uses just one skein of gradient yarn, surrounded by coordinating kettle dyes for the body and sleeves. Let our yarn do the color changes for you!
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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.
Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.
 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 has finished two pairs of socks. The Meilenweit Vanilla socks and a pair of sock out of Invictus Yarns
 
Jasmin has been working on the  Coronation Cardigan, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings. She loves doing the color work, and is really enjoying the process.

Her Kobayashi Maru needs ribbons and buttons, and the Gramps Cardigan by Kate Oates, needs finishing.

Jasmin mentions carrying Rex in the Ergobaby carrier, and sewing in address labels and ShuShu Styles  size labels.

Gigi is working on the Selvedges cardigan and is at the armhole divide.

Jasmin is enjoying the a Bifrost kit (from Infinite Twist), and there are 35 colors in this rainbow. She thinks she needs Quilt Clips to contain it, and prevent it from flopping around.

Gigi laments that she has not done any knitting on her Viajante. She has started another preemie hat.

Jasmin is working on the Elsa gloves for Genevieve, which she is knitting from the center out.

In Stitches:(13:13)

This week Gigi wore wristers, the Knitmore Girls cowl, AND TWO PRE-RAVELRY v-neck cardigans that are terribly pilly. She took a Gleener Ultimate Fuzz Remover to them and was amazed at the improvement. She also wore socks.

Jasmin mentions the Cassidy, by Bonne Marie Burns.

Jasmin wore her Twist cardigan.

Genevieve wore her Elsa cardigan, and her Elsa hat with the Olivia hat.

Rex wore his Striped Baby Cardigan,  by Purl Soho, and he fits into the Baby Puerperium that Cchellez knit for him.

Contest:(18:57)

Operation Sockdrawer is on hold until after the holidays, but keep your entries coming!
Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.
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And the Grinch-along started December first
There are only two rules:

1. Cease and desist all 2015 holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong.
2. What you *do* knit, must bring you joy.

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 bag tutorial we used.

Prizes for this contest are also:
- A Lolo Foot Bar,
- An Erin Lane Bag,
- A Skein of Cephalopod Traveller
- A Leslie Wind Cable Needle ring
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Our annual Do Some Good Contest started.  Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close around January 6th.

Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit more than your immediate friends and family. 

Prizes:
- A Lolo Bar
- A very big Erin Lane Bag
- A Leslie Wind Cable Needle Ring
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

#projectsweaterchest is ongoing.

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Mother Knows Best:(20:44)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
about using grosgrain ribbon and snaps.

We talk about handsewn button holes.  Gigi mentions Susan Khalje's amazing handsewing on It's Sew Easy and that she is a contributor to Threads magazine. Also, there is a tutorial from Susan Khalje on attaching hooks, eyes and snaps. We talk about Dritz Heavy Duty Snap Fastener Plier Kit.

Gigi mentions snap on tape.

Purloined:(27:44)

This week we purloin "Teechen" from the Urbane Spinnstube podcast and the "Whats in my glass segment that Voolenvine (YarnGasm), and Isabelle (Fluffy Fibers Podcast) all have in their podcasts.

When Knitting Attacks:(30:59)

Gigi needs to work on her reading skills. She missed an increase.  So she had to frog back all of the increases after the increase she had missed .
Also, she lost a stitch on her Meilenweit socks.

Review:(32:50)

This week we review
Painted Woolly Toppers, by Woolly Wormhead

We also look at Wee Woolly Toppers by Woolly Wormhead
Bambeanies, by Woolly Wormhead
Twisted Woolly Toppers Woolly Wormhead

Also, we listened to the review of this book by The Knit Girllls, episode 278, and Gigi tried to crib notes off their excellent review. And we think they said that there were discounts for select Woolly Wormhead patterns to be had from #hatvent.

Holidays with the Knitmores:(45:06)

We think that you may want to own a Selfie Stick.  And George Michael's, Feeling Good (covered by Michael Bublé) is excellent for taking pictures to.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Polygon - Episode 354 - The Knitmore Girls

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This weeks episode is sponsored by:
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You probably attend an event at least once a year. Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short that your plan includes the necessary pit stop (crossing your fingers for short lines) and visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.

As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes there is a sudden run on your favorite scent or product and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just stinks!

Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple and fast, you’ll LOVE the experience!

Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com for directions, and we'll even text you a reminder during the event!
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All that yarn you're getting this holiday season needs a snug home for the winter. Show your yarn and your projects what they mean to you buy giving them an erinlane bag. Starting black Friday through December 24 save 15% storewide and get free shipping on all orders over $50 (Coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY2015). Plus get double loyalty points!
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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinite twist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!
purllogolarge
Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.
Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.


On The Needles:(0:33)

Gigi is knitting Vanilla socks out of Invictus Yarns 
Jasmin is working on a Secret Project out of Lisa Souza Hardtwist Merino. She also knitted the Kapuzin Hoodie for Genevieve out of the Lisa Souza Hardtwist.

Gigi is knitting a second pair of Vanilla socks out of Meilenweit.

Jasmin is working on the  Coronation Cardigan, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings.
She mentions that we have put up an Amazon aStore for things that we have given a "Buy it now!" review.

The pattern for the coronation sweater is out of the The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns
by Ann Budd.

She thinks she should have the  a Bifrost kit (from Infinite Twist) handy for autopilot knitting.

Gigi is having fun with the  Selvedges Cardigan. She is decorating increases and decreases with locking stitch markers.

Gigi also likes to always have a shawl on the needles, and wants to do a beaded edge on the  Viajante.

Jasmin is using the  The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns to knit Elsa Gloves for Genevieve, knitted from the wrist out.
 

In Stitches:(14:11)

Jasmin wore her Breezy Cardigan, Eadon cardigan, Mariah hoodie, and Mondo cable cardi out of Miro and out of Quatro,  and her Black Cashmere wristers

Genevieve wore the  Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, and Rex wore the   Little Baby Sweater, from Purl Soho, and socks that Gigi originally knitted for Genevieve.

Gigi wore the  Frost Flowers Shawl, Lady Eleanore, V-neck pullovers, Mondo Cable pulli, her Knitmore cowl, and wristers

Contest:(20:28)

Operation Sockdrawer is on hold until after the holidays, but keep your entries coming!
Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.
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#Grinchbomb has ended! We announce the winners.

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 Our annual Do Some Good Contest started Friday.  Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close around January 6th.

Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit more than your immediate friends and family.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

And the Grinch-along started December first
There are only two rules:

1. Cease and desist all holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong.
2. What you *do* knit, must bring you joy.

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 bag tutorial we used.

Prizes for this contest are also:
A Lolo Foot Bar,
and Erin Lane Bag,
and a Skein of Cephalopod Traveller

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Our annual Do Some Good Contest started Friday.  Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close around January 6th.

Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit more than your immediate friends and family. 

Prizes:
A Lolo Bar
A very big Erin Lane Bag
and more TBA
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#projectsweaterchest is ongoing.

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Mother Knows Best:(28:01)

This week we talk about lining sweaters. Jasmin mentions Intarsia Untangled #2 By Lucy Neatby.
Nicky Epstein is going to be re-releasing the dinosaur sweaters.

When Knitting Attacks:(32:43)

 Gigi has been working on the Selvedges Cardigan , and the "At the same time's " are getting to her. Marking with locking stitch markers makes things easier.

A tiny terrorist tried to knit on Jasmin's Elsa gloves, and managed to pull out the provisional cast on and the one row that Jasmin had managed to get knit.  So Jasmin needed to start over.

Review:( 37:51)

This week we review The Authentic Collection, by Joji Locatelli

The Knit Girllls also reviewed this book. Listen to their review, too! (Episode 277)

Holidays with the Knitmores(50:03)

Jasmin really likes the Random Acts of Christmas Kindness calendar. Also, she likes the Kindness Elves.
She mentions The Geeky Girls

And Sew On:(52:47)

Gigi is planning to sew Mug Rugs that she saw on Pinterest. She bought fabric and ironed the washed fabric using Niagara Spray Starch
.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Chopped Liver - Episode 353 - The Knitmore Girls

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Get the most out of this seasons’ bounty and feel good about supporting a small handcrafted business. Like the sweaters, scarves, gloves, socks, or blankets you knit, know you are giving a gift made with love and natural ingredients.  True to tradition, Bar-Maids is once again having a killer Black Friday – Cyber Monday sale – their once a year steal of a deal!  Mark your calendar! Check their website www.bar-maids.com, FB or Twitter posts beginning Thursday, November 26, 2015. Their once a year sale runs November 26th – December 1, 2015.  Wishing you the happiest of holidays – Love, Bar-Maids staff.
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On The Needles:(0:33)

Gigi has finished two preemie hats with a leaf at the end of the I-cord at the top of the hat.
Jasmin has a FO, she finished  Molly Hat by Alana Dakos, in  Lisa Souza Supersport, and she added a beaded snowflake. Jasmin's modifications are in her project page.

Gigi has bound off the Braidsmaid that she has knitted out of laceweight.

Jasmin is working on the Coronation Cardigan, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings. She mentions doing a provisional crocheted cast on that we learned from Lucy Neatby, and she had learned the hook-less version from Tikabelle of the former Gives Good Knit podcast.

Jasmin is enjoying the rhythm of the color chart. She mentions the Philosophers Wool technique she uses.

Gigi cast on a vanilla sock out of Meilenweit and is autopiloting. Jasmin thinks Ann Budd's collection should be on everyones shelves: The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters, and Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters.

Gigi excavated the Selvedges Cardigan by Amy Christophers (from her UFO bin) that she is knitting out of Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky. Jasmin blocked the Star Trekkies cardigan  for Rex.

Gigi also dug out her Viajante, and only has the beaded lace edge left for it to be finished as well.
She also found a Skein of Invictus Yarns that she had purchased at the Interweave Knitting Lab in San Mateo. She says Jasmin's sock boredom has rubbed off on her, and she is bored now with the contents of her sock drawer as well. Which means, she needs to knit new socks for herself.

Unicorn Fibers sent us woolwash and fiberwash. Jasmin contacted them and sent a follow up email about the mishap with her Playful Stripes cardigan. She used Unicorn Fibre Beyond Clean Wash to get salad dressing and tomato stains out of white yoke of the beloved, brand new Elsa sweater.  She put it to dry on the OXO Good Grips Folding Sweater Dryer

In Stitches:(25:40)

Gigi wore her Katarina and loves it as much as ever. She regularly wears her Knitmore cowl, out of Abstract Fiber in the Knitmore colorway. Also, she wore two v-neck sweaters that Jasmin thinks may have been an Ann Norling pattern. She also wore her Mondo Cable Pulli, and mentions the the Mondo Cable Cardi, and the second Mondo Cable Cardi, that Jasmin knitted.

Jasmin wore her Carli cardigan by Cocoknits, and her garter yoke cardigan. And she announces that she really needs to knit herself a Mama Vertebrae.

Genevieve wore the Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, her Very Hungry Caterpillar sweater, and Bumble hat from C.C. from the Geeky Girls Knit podcast knit for her.

 Genevieve also wore her Wonderful Wallaby sweater.

Rex wore the Little Baby Sweater  from Purl Soho.

Events:(28:24)

We are planning to attend the Pajamma Jammie Jam at Purlescence Yarns on Black Friday at 6am.
Some of our other sponsors are also having special sales this weekend, and we will pass on any information that comes our way.

Contest:(31:17)

We will pick a new winner next week.
Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or 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.
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#grinchbomb is wrapping up this week.
Mastering The Knits, a podcast hosted by Alicia, and Natalie of the former Bark'n Knit podcast are hosting a #ElvesWorkshopAlong. We are hosting another Grinch-Along this year. 

Post your holiday gift knitting to instagram with both the #elvesworkshopalong AND the #grinchbomb hashtag (and add a grinch somewhere in the photo, if you can, like this:


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The four prizes for the #grinchbomb contest are (so far) three Grinch project bags (sewn by us, never for sale) paired with some lovely Coloring Book Yarn, and a Bifrost kit (from Infinite Twist) with a bigger project bag.

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Also, the Grinchalong will start December 1st and runs until TBD. Our annual Do Some Good Contest starts Friday.  Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close around January 6th.

Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit more than your immediate friends and family.
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And the Grinch-along starts December first

The Grinch-along. Starting date December 1st.

There are only two rules:

1. Cease and desist all holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong.
2. What you *do* knit, must bring you joy.

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
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#projectsweaterchest is ongoing.

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 Mother Knows Best:(33:25)

We have a followup of last weeks ironing discussion. Paula, of the Knitting Pipeline podcast talked at length about irons in episode 229.

And today's Mother Knows Best is: It's the thought that counts.
Gigi mentions Star Wars snowflakes.

When Knitting Attacks:(35:55)

Gigi thought it would have been more helpful if she had used locking stitch markers while she was knitting, instead of figuring out afterwards where decreases were missing. The "at the same time" also got her.

She picked up some deep stash yarn and started socks. Turns out, there was damage and the yarn keeped tearing.

Purloined:(41:13)

This week we are purloining "What a Crock!" from the Actually Knitting podcast, hosted by Michelle.

Jasmin is also very fond of her Electric Pressure Cooker, the America's Test Kitchen Pressure Cooker Perfection cookbook, and her KitchenAid Food Processor.

Review:(45:33)

This week we review Modern Lopi, by Lars Rains

And Sew On:(58:56)

Gigi mended Sam's jeans using the intermittent zig zag stitch on her sewing machine.