Saturday, May 30, 2015

Swiss Cheese - Episode 335 - The Knitmore Girls

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This weeks episode is sponsored by

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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
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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”!
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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 has knitted a preemie hat a day for #oneadayinmay.

Jasmin has talked to Laura, the Empress of Stash Dash, who ruled that sewing grosgrain ribbon and buttons does not count for Stash Dash. So she finished knitting the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway, for Genevieve. Also, she mentions totally beating Commuter Jen at Stash Dash.

Jasmin expounds on the virtues of blocking and how much better knits look afterwards. She mentions Martina Behm and Amy Herzog and their method of blocking.

And she praises America's Test Kitchen's method of side by side comparisons. And Gigi likes Shout Color Catchers for doing laundry.

Jasmin mentions Soak for blocking the  Envelope pullover out of yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings, by Ysolda Teague, and the Baby Vertebrae (it also comes in an adult size )

Gigi also finished her Braidsmaid, out of some ancient mohair/silk Artfibers Kyoto. She is thinking maybe she will knit another one. #stashdash2015!

Jasmin is tremendously enjoying her Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins,l , and saying it it the best thing she knit so far. She is talking about finding her Kelim Sweater.LINK

Gigi finished her   Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber. #stashdash.
She also finished her  Braidsmaid #Behmalong, #stashdash.

Jasmin is making progress on her Viajante, and the beads came in! (from Fire Mountain)

Gigi finished the Vanilla tube socks out of My First Regia, for Genevieve.

We measured one of our friends for a custom fit sweater from Amy Herzog

Jasmin listened to a new podcast Actually Knitting, and she mentions asking the  Knit Girllls about counting sweater surgery for Stash Dash. She is lengthening sleeves on the Caterpillar cardigan.
She is talking about the Playful Stripes cardi.

Gigi loves working on the  Gansey socks, and cast on vanilla socks out of Opal van Gogh yarn.
 

Events:(24:09)

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, and we list the things to bring, and mention Morro Fleece Works.

Bring a hat, get a mug!

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

Stash Dash Runs from May 22 to August 14.

Tour de Fleece rides from July 4th - 26th

Summer of Lace and Beads


Contest:(26:35)

PSA: Rhubarb season has started, and we got a skein of Abstract Fiber yarn in their Rhubarb colorway,  in their supersock plus base.

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:(30:44)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
about how to figure out who to buy from on Etsy. Jasmin mentions the #IronSwatchChallenge

 And: how we take notes for the podcast.

When Knitting Attacks:(41:53)

Gigi managed to put too many stitches for the heel of one of the Gansey socks onto waste yarn.
Jasmin mentions our interview with Anna Zilboorg and the buttonhole in Knitting for Anarchists and the Lucy Neatbe Magic buttonhole. Also: Ysolda Teague's buttonhole.

Also, Jasmin glued shanks onto polymer hats and managed to drown five buttons in Superglue.

Purloined:(47:27)

We mention Die Urbane Spinnstube and Creative Mother Thinking and talk about clothes  matching, and capsule wardrobes. Jasmin mentions hearing about this on Actually Knitting, or maybe Yarns from the Yin Hoo. She also mentions Hannah Fettigs interview on the A Playful Day podcast. Let us know what you think.

Review:(50:16)

This week we review Vintage Knits for Babies, by Rita Taylor

 Jasmin mentions the Wee Liesl by Ysolda Teague

Straw Into Gold:(57:40)

Tour de Fleece training, week 1: Pick your Project. Empty out your bobbins. Spun and plied yardage applies to Stash Dash.

Join Team Sasquatch!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Scrabble - Episode 334 - The Knitmore Girls Podcast

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
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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 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!

We have a quick, one minute health update.

On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi is knitting a preemie hat a day for #onadayinmay.

Jasmin is gearing up for the Stash Dash and trash talking CommuterJen, Stitchmistress and Emily Knitting Butterflies. Stash Dash is hosted by the brilliant Knit Girllls.

Jasmin unearthed a bin of UFO's for Stash Dash. Jasmin does a summary of the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. She is nearly ready to sew on the grosgrain ribbon and add buttons.

Gigi is saving the bind-off of the  Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber. for the Stash Dash. She mentions Susan B. Anderson's videocast.

Jasmin is working on the Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins, stored in her Erin Lane Two-fer bag. She is enjoying the fair isle technique tremendously.

Gigi is knitting tube socks for Genevieve out of My First Regia, which comes in 25 g balls.

Jasmin is working on the Viajante #Behmalong, out of Miss Babs Kilimanjaro in the Metro colorway.
And she discovered a beaded edge for it, which she linked on her project page.

Gigi is enjoying the Braidsmaid #Behmalong tremendously.

Jasmin is also on a Martina kick, and she has started the Fractal Danger  #Behmalong in the Danger colorway. Jasmin mentions the Lolo House Special Box, and how much she likes everything out of it.

Events:(17:12)

6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, and we list the things to bring, and mention Morro Fleece Works.

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

Stash Dash Runs from May 22 to August 14.

Contest:(24:45)

We have a winner this week! Fishknits Strong heart base in the Cool Ten 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.
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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.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 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:(31:25)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
about yarn store etiquette.

Jasmin mention the Awesome Etiquette podcast 

When Knitting Attacks:(42:47)

Gigi  is cruising along on the Braidsmaid, and having so much fun with it, that she is cruising right past the cables regularly.

Purloined:(45:37)

This week we purloin #memademay from Isabelle of the Fluffy Fibers podcast and A Playful Day.
Jasmin mentions Amy Herzog's Knit Wear Love, and her Craftsy class. Let us know about how you deal with making things you can wear.

Review:(52:57)

This week we review Knitting the Perfect Fit, by Melissa Leapman

Jasmin mentions The HOAX Fashion Formula

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Actually... - Episode 333 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
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 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:(0:32)

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.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 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

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Episode 332 - The Knitmore Girls

Untitled

Listen here:
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This week's episode is sponsored by:
 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg
Bar-Maids doesn’t create average moisturizer, it's an eco-luscious moisturizer to fit your lifestyle. Bar-Maids offers a wide variety of scents so you can find one just right for you, and if scent isn't your thing then Buck Naked is your go to. If your skin needs a lot of love and moisture then the Body Bar is your product. If you need ecolucious love and moisture on the go or to tuck in small spaces, there is nothing better to pop into your favorite knitting bag than a Lo-Lo To-Go. If you are constantly on your trotters, or like to show off your piggies, O'For Feets Sake is going to make those puppies feel brand new. So brand new you'll be running a marathon in no time. Feed your delicate facial skin with the enriched Face Pudding, pun intended. Use daily for hydration, or nightly for skin you've only dreamed of. If you appreciate products handcrafted with precision and love from a stellar little company, then visit www.Bar-Maids.com for a full list of products and customer reviews.
 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg
Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
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 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:(0:33)

 Jasmin is finishing things off, she is working on the  Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. We were discussing if we should line the pockets with silk.

Gigi had heard about #oneadayinmay, and thought she was supposed to start on a new project every day. She tried it for a week and decided she does not like it and instead will knit a preemie hat every day instead. She thought she had heard about this on Prairie Girls, but their idea was not nearly as crazy.

Also, Rachel Roue from the former KnitCents podcast is podcasting  about insects, and her podcast is called What's the Buzz?

Gigi started a pair of socks on the first. She started the Braidsmaid #Behmalong. We gush about the House Special box from  Barmaids, and we love everything in it.  We especially love our custom scent ("In Stitches"), the "Danger" colorway from Abstract Fiber and the Fractal Danger pattern by Martina Behm.

Jasmin mentioned the cable needle by Leslie Wind. Jasmin is working on the  Austen Cowl by Margaret Skår. This is a kit from  Canon Hand Dyes.

Gigi started the Selvedge cardigan out of Interweave's Knit.Wear 2011 out of Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky.

Gigi started the Gansey socks. She likes the pattern a lot and it reminds her of a Hunter Hammersen pattern.

Events:(18:15)

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
  

Contest:(22:32)


This week we have a winner:Justbewellyogatx on instagram
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.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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 Thisle 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.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

Mother Knows Best:(28:13)

This week we tell you to talk to stranger at fiber festivals.
We got to meet Sandy Wiseheart, the Tsock Tsarina, Syne Mitchell, Jennifer from Holiday Yarns, Damselfly Fibers.

The Sock Tsarina ( April 24th post) isn't doing well, read her blog here. Also Halos of Hope is having a drive called Just One.

When Knitting Attacks:(32:27)

Gigi spectacularly lost a game of yarn chicken to her Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.

Jasmin has fallen into her "It needs more work" basket. She mentions Sterling Name Tapes, and ShuShu Styles  and our Grosgrain ribbon Tutorial, and was attacked by a zipper,
She mentions Caro Sheridan's blog, and the Mondo Cable cardigan.

Gigi knitted a good part of her Gansey sock at the DMV. When she came home she didn't like the 60 stitch cast on, and she messed up the patterning on the cuff. So she ripped it out and started over with 56 stitches.

Purloined:(41:34)

 We heard an expression Gigi really liked from the Fiberthermometer podcast hosted by Moni/ Nahlinse: The UFO Liberation Front.

Review:(42:40)

 This week we review Knitted Rabbits, by Val Piece

We think Boston Jen also needs to check out this book. We mention Angelina Ballerina. Jasmin is reminded of Susan B. Andersen's knitted toys.

And Sew On:(48:47)

Gigi has sewn a grosgrain ribbon onto the dress she is sewing for Genevieve. She mentions sewing gathering threads with handquilting thread, a technique she saw on It's Sew Easy.

Jasmin is thrilled with how her zippers are turning out. She used Caro Sheridan's technique.

She mentions Genevieve's Caterpillar cardigan. And she wants to sew in Knitmore-Along labels. Jasmin thinks  Sterling Name Tapes labels are a great deal if your can split them with your knitting group.

She mentions marking pens and pink Clover Chalk Pen.