Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Actually... - Episode 333 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:32)

Gigi talks about #oneadayinmay, and how she has changed her objective to knitting one preemie hat a day.  She mentions having cast on all of the socks out of Hunter Hammersen's The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet at one point of time.

Jasmin has finished the Striped Austen Cowl by Margaret Skår. This is a kit from  Canon Hand Dyes.

Gigi is working on the  Gansey socks and enjoying it.

Jasmin has started the Rainbow Dots Cowl kit, (Pattern by Janina Böttger, yarn in a kit from Canon Hand Dyes.)

Jasmin mentions the Philosopher's Wool Technique that she learned ages ago.

Gigi is working on the last stripe of the Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.

And she has finished a preemie hat every day for her #oneadayinmay.

Jasmin is working on the  Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway.
Trying to pick buttons with Genevieve was challenging. Jasmin has grosgrain ribbon with Thing One and Thing Two, and she went on Etsy and found Cat in the Hat plastic hats that she will turn into buttons.

Also, she has cast on the Fractal Danger by Martina Behm, out of the "Danger" colorway by Abstract Fiber, and it is lovely. (This was from the Bar Maids Knitmore Girls "House Special" box.)

We gush about how talented Martina Behm is. Jasmin mentions A Playful Day, and the episode featuring Ysolda Teague.

Gigi mentions the Einstein Coat, and how talented the designer (Sally Melville) is and a lot of her patterns are garterstitch, and the designs are very sophisticated and elegant. (Mom mentions The Knit Stitch.)


Events:(20:01)

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, and we list the things to bring

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon

Jasmin mentions the Around Me app. And we drool over the Dar Essalaam.

Contest:(25:45)

We have a new prize: Strongheart sock yarn by Fishknits.
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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We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

Prizes for this contest are:
two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

 A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

A Highland Thistle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.
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 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

We talk about the podcast by Ron Moore about Outlander, and Terry Dresbach's podcast about costuming on Outlander.

Mother Knows Best:(33:37)

This week we are doing a follow up on making new friends at fiber events. Let us know what works for you.

When Knitting Attacks:(41:17)

Gigi got KO-ed SPELLING? by a vanilla preemie hat. Go figure.

Jasmin's 3 mm needles all went into hiding to mess with her. Ditto at the knitting shop. And she has plans for Stash Dash.

Review:(46:21)

This week we review Faux Taxidermy Knits by Louise Walker

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