Thursday, March 2, 2017

Restraint Remorse - Episode 418 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:40)

Gigi is working on Gansey socks out of Regia. Jasmin mentions the Yarn Love Challenge.

Jasmin mentions some ancient fiber stash from Foxfire Fiber, and we reminisce about old fiber purchases.

Jasmin has made some progress on her Poly Chevron Cowl. This is the Frank It Up kit from Black Trillium Fibre, and mentions the clips that keep the knitting neatly rolled up. She mentions the Bifrost scarf.

Gigi is knitting the U-Turn Socks by General Hogbuffer. Out of Kroy.

Jasmin is gushing over Heart on My Sleeve collection and has cast on the Lionheart out of 
Diversity by Abstract Fiber

Gigi is knitting a preemie hat inspired by one of the hats from Weekend Hats. Jasmin and Gigi want to cast on everything.


- Stitches West 2017,  recap February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
A great thank you to XRX Publishing, we attended Franklin Habit's wonderful, very entertaining lecture.

We did a number of On the Road with the Knitmores videos. Jasmin mentions Evernote.  Jasmin mentions Specialtys. We got to enjoy the company of Bethany from Backstage Knitting

 We think our swag this year was excellent. We have one single bag left over and we are going to have a contest for giving away the last bag! Tell us an Oceans 11 type story of what you would do to get to Stitches-  Knitmore's 11. 

Genevieve conversed with Anne from Little Skein in the Big Wool
We mention Neighborhood Fiber Co, Canon HandDyes, Twisted Owl Fiber, Miss Babs, Elizabeth Doherty, The Yarnover Truck,

In Stitches:(41:53)

Gigi wore knitted socks, the Quynn hat , the Zebra cowl, Lorelei cowl, Knitmore cowl. She tried to put on the Viajante, but it was too warm.

Jasmin wore her Kit Kat hat, 3 color cashmere cowl, rainbow dots cowl, boneyard shawl, Knitmore citron. Genevieve wore her cat hat, coronation cardigan, grey playful stripes cardigan, and Elsa hat. Rex wore the Welcome to the Flock cardigan, Sherlock hat, And his monster pants.

We had a lot of fun with #Knitmorebuymore, Jasmin mentions Mimi's Needle Basket
Jasmin is very happy with how the Resolute Yarn from Sincere Sheep has held up.


We have a new prize for #operationsockdrawer
A skein of Phoenix Rising from Black Trillium and WilfullMina won it!
#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!
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.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.
Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
Next weeks prize for #projectSweaterChest is one of the wonderful Amy Herzog book

Mother Knows Best:(49:42)

This week we have some new tips about attending a fiber show.
If you have any show tips, please share with us in this weeks episode thread.


Jasmin mentions Try it on Tubing, Genius Scanand how Boston Jen is amazing for teaching her about GoodReader

Gigi loved The HOAX Fashion Formula, and Jasmin said there is an updated version. (JASMIN HERE: I can't find it. I'll write it down next time.)

And Sew On:(1:13:49)

Gigi has been pinning on ribbons for project bags.

Jasmin is planning to do videos of sewing and cutting steeks. Also, Kate Oates showed us her way of doing a different method of attaching zippers to a knit garment (crocheted install). And it looked very good.

We liked the yarn in the YOTH booth.


  1. I was very interested in purchasing the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book after hearing your review, so I went to the Cocoknits website to get it...only to discover that the only shipping option was Priority Mail at $12.75. For a $35 book? I just couldn't do it. Not sure why there isn't an economical Media Mail option.

    1. That's really good feedback for Julie. If you could shoot her an email, that would be great. I will too, if I can stay up a little bit later.

  2. Hi, Just wanted to chime in on the book shipping question. I'm part of the Cocoknits team, and I believe the shipping issue is that in our ordering portal, media mail isn't offered because we sell lots of other tools and non-media items, so they don't give us that as a shipping option. However, we began shipping book orders to shops on March 6th, so check with your local yarn shop.
    We <3 our LYSs!