Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bitey - Episode 351 - The Knitmore Girls

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This weeks episode is sponsored by
You probably attend an event at least once a year.  Whether you stay pretty close to home or travel across the country, come rain or shine we love to connect with you!
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 so my dash plan includes the necessary pit stop and (keeping my fingers crossed for short lines) visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.

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We'll even text you a reminder during the event!



Erin.Lane Bags and Holiday Yarns are teaming up to bring you a very special knitting club in 2016. “A Year of Winter That Ends With Christmas” is based on the beloved story, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and brings you six project kits representing characters from the book, complete with an Erin.Lane Project Bag featuring exclusively designed fabric.

 This club is designed with everyone in mind, and the 12 automatic and equal monthly payments make the decision to sign up easy and quick. All subscribers get a special ornament mini-project and have the option to add-on an exclusive seventh project that represents the dreaded White Witch and her chilled persona.

Visit before December 15 to sign up and enjoy your year of winter that ends with Christmas.  
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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 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:(0:31)

Jasmin finally finished the Elsa sweater. She finished sewing on the zipper and found the  pen with disappearing ink, the Dritz Dual Purpose Marking Pen, Blue and she used the zipper stops. Megnificent is also knitting an Elsa sweater.

Jasmin thinks maybe some future Disney princess will wear some Niebling lace.

Gigi is still working on her second Braidsmaid out of lace weight yarn. And she had an Aha experience, the cable is done in the manner of knitted-on edgings. She is also working on a preemie hat.

Jasmin is knitting the Kobayashi Maru cardigan, from the Playdate  cardigan by Tincanknit, out of Fibernymph "Star Trekkies". Jasmin is also planning to finish the Gramps cardigan. She mentions the Christmas sweaters that she wants to knit for the kids for next year.

She is planning to have Glühwein while knitting.

In Stitches:(10:46)

Gigi wore vanilla socks, Hitchhiker mitts and a Daybreak. She likes storing her shawls in comforter bags.

Jasmin wore her Mariah hoodie.
Jasmin is highly entertained by Steven West's video Baby you're a Knitter, courtesy of Leslie of the Knit Girllls, and a gifted hat from Alison

Genevieve wore the Elsa cardigan, and a Tulip Stripe cardi.

Jasmin and Rex wore the matchy-matchy Garter yoke cardigan.

 She also wore the Eadon, and she thinks that the MamaVertebrae would be ideal for baby wearing and she has knitted a baby vertebrae,

Rex wore his  Little Baby cardigan, and the Tubey from Lala.

Jasmin mentions Franklin Habit and his classes on Steeking and sewing in Zippers. (Last Episode we mentioned the interviews with Franklin Habit in episode12, and our 2014 Director's Cut.
Lucy Neatby has a steeking section in her Knitting Essentials 2.


#OperationSockdrawer: new prize! A skein of Fab Funky Fibres in the Everlasting Gobstopper colorway.

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.
New contest: #GrinchBomb
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:


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.


Also, the Grinchalong will start December 1st and runs until TBD, and the Do Some Good Contest will start the Day after Thanksgiving and it ends January 6th.

Mother Knows Best:(22:47)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum about which Oregon fiber festival to visit, Black Sheep Gathering, or Oregon Flock and Fiber. Jasmin mentions Mark Eidman judging fleeces, and Judith MacKenzie.
She mentions the amazing and delicious Dar Essalam

When Knitting Attacks:(29:41)

Gigi keeps sailing past the spot for where she needs to cross her cables because she is autopiloting. and her sticky notes keep sabotaging her. Jasmin shares a trick for mnemonic reminders.

Jasmin blames her knitting attacks and not reading directions on lack of sleep. She managed to miss decreases on a sleeves on fatigue. 


This week we review Family-Friendly Knits, by Courtney Spainhower

And Sew On:(39:49)

Jasmin finished sewing the zipper into Genevieve's Elsa sweater, and attached zipper stops. Gigi mentions pouring liquid soap into tempera paint for easier clean up.

Jasmin got a Zipper Nipper and feels empowered. Zipper Nipper from Home Sew and zipper stops from

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