Thursday, December 3, 2015

Polygon - Episode 354 - The Knitmore Girls

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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.
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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

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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. 

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
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3 comments:

  1. OMG!! OMG!! Early this morning I was packing lunch boxes and listening to your Podcast....the Contest Segment began....and then you announced the "Grinch Bomb" Winners....I was SO EXCITED!!! I started dancing all around the kitchen in my Christmas Pjs ---- SO HAPPY!!! SO FUN!!! I can't tell you how much I wanted to win and how much I have wanted a "Knitmore Bag"-- it will be well loved!! Love you both!!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! Courtney Scime (Ccg127 on Rav) <3 <3 <3

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  2. Juhuu! This is the first time I've ever won anything. I am absolutely thrilled! Thank you :-) Steffi aka kneazle

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  3. Totally off-topic question - where did you find the snowflake glass globe stitch markers pictured with the Coronation Cardigan?

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