Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sticky Wicket - Episode 425 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
 photo Akerworks Logo 2012-1223_zps4og3eqpq.jpg Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things.
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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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Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.
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On the Needles:(0:35)
Jasmin has finished the garter wrap cardigan (by Churchmouse Yarns) out of FabFunkyFibres in the “Spock” color way. It is blocked, labels are sewn in. We celebrate the end of the drought with a waterballoon fight, with quick-filling water balloons.


Gigi finished the Chai Latte socks and started the Instant Coffee socks by C.C. Almon.

Jasmin is nearly done with the hand finishing on the
Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. Julia Farwell-Clay has a special discount for this pattern for Knitmore listeners (on Jasmin's project page). She is using Clothing Labels by Sterling.  She also mentions Rex's Welcome to the Flock Cardigan.

There are jumping sheep buttons and laying down sheepThere are enabley deals on Jasmin's project pages.
Gigi mentions Paula from the Knitting Pipeline.

Gigi has been working on the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and has added the third color.


Jasmin has made some excellent progress on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”. She is planning to make the Flirty Berberis for Genevieve, and she mentions the Kapuzin hoodie.

Jasmin mentions plastic shanks for buttons.

Gigi finished more Kit Kat (kitten?) preemie hat. She decided to make crochet flowers for the embellishment of last weeks preemie hats that were inspired by 60 Quick Knits for Kids.

Jasmin made some progress on Rex's KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts...


Gigi is working on the Sidewalk sweater. There are enabley deals on Jasmin's project pages.


In Stitches:(20:38)


Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing  wool socks and her Lorelei cowl. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.


Jasmin wears wool socks every day, and she is wearing her handspun Tempest cardigan today (knitty patreon?). She and Genevieve wear their Kit Kat hats every day. Rex wore the sweater Annelena Mattsen made for Genevieve. And also the February Baby sweater.

Jasmin mentions the Knitty Patreon initiative.


Events:(26:42)
Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls.
Please go vote for your Stash Dash changes!
Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd.
Tour De Fleece :July-ish
Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD


Contest:(32:07)


#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!
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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.
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#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.
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Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.


Mother Knows Best:(30:29)


This week for Mother Knows Best, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread, about self care knitting.
We would love to hear how other people do self care in knitting.


When Knitting Attacks:(40:15)
Gigi was working on the Three Color Cowl, and found counting to eight to be a problem. She had to tink all the rows that she knitted socializing. Also, it grew an extra stitch.


Review:(42:31)
Garter Stitch Revival, curated by Kerry Bogert
We mentions Sheila Ernst's lovely glass buttons.
Jasmin is thinking of knitting hats out of this book and sending them to Knit Aid

Straw into Gold:(53:53)
Jasmin spun 1 oz for her Hiro? Incredibles sweaters! Fleece from Janet Heppler, contrasting fiber (Australian merino) from Lisa Souza.


And Sew on:(1:02:26)
Gigi bought fabric for pillow covers. Washed, pressed, cut, collated, pinned and first seam sewn!
burrito pillowcase

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Button on the Internet - Episode 424 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
 photo Akerworks Logo 2012-1223_zps4og3eqpq.jpg Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things.
 photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com
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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.
 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg
Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles. To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf! Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.
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On the Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin has finished the garter wrap cardigan (by churchmouse yarns) out of FabFunkyFibres in the “Spock” color way. It is blocked, labels are sewn in.

Jasmin is nearly done with the hand finishing on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. Julia Farwell-Clay has a special discount for this pattern for Knitmore listeners (on Jasmin's project page). She is using Clothing Labels by Sterling. She also mentions Rex's Welcome to the Flock Cardigan.


Gigi has started the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and has added the second color.


Jasmin has started the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.


Gigi finished the second Chai Latte sock by C.C. Almon, both socks need an afterthought heel.

Jasmin made some progress on
Rex's KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts.. She also wants to knit a hat for Andrew to wear to the Science march.


Gigi finished a Kit Kat (kitten?) preemie hat.She decided to make crochet flowers for the embellishment of last weeks preemie hats that were inspired by Quick Knits for Kids. Jasmin mentions Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers.


Jasmin has made some excellent progress on the Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan by Debbie Bliss in White Birch Fiber Arts“Sunny Day” colorway, which benefits PBS. Also, Mintrain also has a colorway to benefit PBS.

There are enabley deals on Jasmin's project pages.

In Stitches:(18:52)

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing wool socks. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

Jasmin wears wool socks every day. She and Genevieve wear their Kit Kat hats every day. 

She is sad that the Anna sweater isn't getting worn.


Events:(23:12)

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls
Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd.
Tour De Fleece :July-ish
Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

Contest:(28:30)

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.
Last week's prize is a  skein of Black Trillium Lilt sock yarn- aknittingnut


Mother Knows Best:(30:29)

This week for Mother Knows Best, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread, about a beginning sewing book. Gigi dug out her copy of Sewing Machine Fun For Kids. She also likes My First Sewing Machine Book by Winky Cherry. Jasmin also likes the Burda Style Sewing Handbook.

We would love to hear which books other people like.

When Knitting Attacks:(38:30

Gigi was working on the Three Color Cowl, and found counting to six to be a problem. She had to tink back repeatedly, because she was watching tv and the dresses on The Dressmaker were amazing. (We mistakenly called it the Seamstress, sorry.)


Sewing project bags. Had two labels that weren't caught in the seam.


Review:(42:24)

This week we review Outrageously Adorable Dog Knits

We mention Franklin Habit

Jasmin is toying with the idea of knitting one of the sweaters for Elphie.


And Sew on:(54:34)

Gigi finished sewing grosgrain ribbon onto project bags. We need to cut the draw strings, Fray Check them, and have Genevieve install them.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Verklempt - Episode 423 - The Knitmore Girls

Untitled
Listen here:

This week's episode is sponsored by:
 photo Akerworks Logo 2012-1223_zps4og3eqpq.jpg
Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things. photo EcolusciousSkinCare_zps0936c17e.jpg No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com
 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   Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets.
Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.
To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!
Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.
 photo Page-01_zpsgpgjdu9d.jpg  We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy!    In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit! At DFW? Come visit our booth!


On the Needles:(0:35)
Jasmin is nearly done with the hand finishing on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. Julia Farwell-Clay has a special discount for this pattern for Knitmore listeners (on Jasmin's project page). She is using Clothing Labels by Sterling.

Gigi is swatching for the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company.

She has done a 2-in-1 swatch for the Sideways Dude cardigan and they Flirty Berberis cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

Gigi is working on the second Chai Latte sock by C.C. Almon. She also finished knitting two preemie hats using the pattern from the 60 Knits for Little Kids, and cast on a kit Kat preemie hat

There are enabley deals on Jasmins project pages.

Jasmin has made some progress on the sleeves on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity” and “Saffron” colorways.


Jasmin made some progress on Rex's KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts. She has also started the Little Pole cardigan by Joji Locatelli.

Jasmin swatched for the Hearthstone pullover, by Ysolda Teague. out of Twisted Owl Fiber Studio "Eye Searing Pink".

Jasmin also cast on the Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan by Debbie Bliss in White Birch Fiber Arts“Sunny Day” colorway, which benefits PBS. Also, Mintrain also has a colorway to benefit PBS.



In Stitches:(28:10)
Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing socks. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.

Events:(31:18)
Stash Dash starts May 26.
Spinning at Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd.
Tour De Fleece :July-ish
Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD


Contest:(34:38)
#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.
This week's prize is a  skein of Black Trillium Lilt sock yarn- aknittingnut


Mother Knows Best:(37:56)
This week for Mother Knows Best, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about ?' thread about preferred garment construction.
Gigi mentions the Best Friend Jacket. from Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch. (Correction: Gigi called it the Girlfriend Jacket). Gigi really likes the Katarina, and the Cassidy


When Knitting Attacks:(47:51)
Rex helped with the knitting this week.


Review:(50:00)
This week we review
A Hat for Mrs Goldman
Knit Together
Smitten
Genevieve does a review of her Phoebe doll, which was a gift from Joanna Johnson, author of the Phoebe Books

Straw into Gold:(1:10:45)
Gigi found her Jenkins Turkish spindle. She bought fiber from Loop, and has been itching to start spinning it


And Sew on:(1:12:46)
Gigi sewed grosgrain ribbon onto project bags. She still needs to sew the black ribbon onto 14 project bags.

Jasmin has been using Beeswax for her hand sewing.