Thursday, March 30, 2017

Magic Feather - Episode 422 - 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   
Let’s put our collective best foot forward!Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
 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 yarnfest? Come visit our booth!
Do you love Little Skein’s unique style of luxury kits? Sign up for our new subscription box, which has a 25g taster of a brand new yarn, a useful pattern for a small 1 or 2 night project, and handmade treasures from Little Skein, Tuft Woolens, and the Nome Knitter. You’ll love this small way to treat yourself and inspire your knitting. See us at littleskein.com.
On the Needles:(0:35)
Gigi has finished knitting part of the Bias Loop cowl,  from Churchmouse out of KnitMona in Silver and Gold.

Jasmin has just the hand finishing left 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)


Gigi finished the first Chai Latte sock by C.C. Almon. She also finished knitting a preemie hat, and cast on a new one.

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

The Tincanknits KAL has the hashtag #heartonmysleeveknits
The preemie hats that listeners gave us at Stitches have been tagged and are ready to be delivered to the hospital.

Jasmin cast on another KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts for Rex. She has also swatched for the Little Pole cardigan by Joji Locatelli out of Neighborhood Fiber Co.'s Studio Worsted, and for a Cowl out of Buffalo Wool Co.


In Stitches:(17:33)
Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing the Lorelei cowl, and handknit socks. Also, the girls gifted a Dr Watson sweater that Gigi had knitted, to a young friend. Jasmin and Genevieve wore their Kit Kat hats. Genevieve also wore her Elsa sweater, and Rex wore Genevieve's Playful Stripes cardigan.
Events:(22:31)
Stash Dash starts May 26
This is sponsored by the Knit Girllls.

Gigi would like to add buttons bands and buttons to her Einstein coat

Jasmin got roundly trounced by Emily last year.
 

Contest:(28:11)
#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
Jasmin talks about sewing clothing labels into Genevieve's sweaters, and mentions Sterling name tapes


Mother Knows Best:(36:20)
This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread about blocking a shawl in a hotel room.
Jasmin mentions Galina from Skaska (and Orenburg fame).
She mentions her Scūnchi for steaming.

We mentions Deborah's Epic Wedding Chuppah. 
Also, we wondered if our listeners have any good blocking ideas.


When Knitting Attacks:(44:31)
Genevieve helped with Jasmin's knitting and dropped a few stitches on Rex's sweater.


Review:(47:06)
This week we review 60 Quick Knits for Little Kids

Straw into Gold:(1:08:15)
This Issue of Ply Magazine gave Jasmin itchy fingers.

And Sew On:(1:12:!2)
Gigi has sewn grosgrain ribbon and labels onto some of the Halloween project begs.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

An Extra Hand - Episode 421 - 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   
Let’s put our collective best foot forward!Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
 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 yarnfest? Come visit our booth!
On the Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin is finishing the button bands 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 the Perfect Buttonhole pattern from Splendid Apparel

She loves the crochet slip stitch method of attaching the facing. Jasmin likes the ergonomic Swing crochet hook from Skacel. She has added her own touch to this technique to make it more efficient. Sometimes, she uses the Multi-hook tool. Gigi suggests the third hand tool. Jasmin also mentions Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton.

She is wondering about making a two ply out of her 3 ply yarn. She loves the Resolute yarn from Sincere Sheep. 

Jasmin says the flash drive chip cards from XRX (which aren't on their website yet) are called Stitchips. 

Gigi is working on the Bias Loop cowl,  from Churchmouse out of KnitMona in Silver and Gold.

Jasmin has made some progress on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity “ colorway..

Gigi finished the second pair of Gansey socks, and cast on for a pair of Chai Latte socks from C.C. Almon, and cast on for another pair tbd. She also finished knitting a preemie hat, and cast on a new one.

In Stitches:(23:00)

Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing the Lorelei cowl, Jasmin mentions Sivia Hardings Brambleberry cowl. Jasmin and Genevieve wore their Kit Kat hats. Genevieve also wore her “worm hat” (CORRECTION: Knit Hats! is by Gwen Steege)

Contest:(38:32)

#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
This week's winner of an Erin Lane Bag is ETREALEAVEN.

Mother Knows Best:(31:41)

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? about bust measurements, and how to measure.
We mention that Nordstroms does fittings.

Dr Gemma talked about bust size on episode 229(?) of the Cogknitive Podcast.

Also, we have another question about spinning: barefoot, in socks or with shoes off.

Jasmin mentions wineglass/mug holders for spinning wheels.

Let us know what you prefer in this week's episode comments !

When Knitting Attacks:(41:51)

The count on the Bias Loop cowl, was off, because Gigi had cast on 74 instead of 80 stitches. Frogged back to cast on row.  Also, she neglected to read directions on the Chai Latte socks,
and had to tink rows three and four.

Review:(47:05)

This week we review Michele Wang’s Capsule for Brooklyn Tweed, Winter 2017

Straw into Gold:(59:49)

Rex is interested in the spinning wheel, and he treadled with Jasmin for a good ten minutes on the Acadia spinning wheel from Infinite Twist.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Snail with the Mail - Episode 420 - The Knitmore Girls

Untitled

Listen here:

This 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   
Let’s put our collective best foot forward!Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

 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 yarnfest? Come visit our booth!
Do you love Little Skein’s unique style of luxury kits? Sign up for our new subscription box, which has a 25g taster of a brand new yarn, a useful pattern for a small 1 or 2 night project, and handmade treasures from Little Skein, Tuft Woolens, and the Nome Knitter. You’ll love this small way to treat yourself and inspire your knitting. See us at littleskein.com.

On the Needles:(0:33).


One Minute Health Update


Jasmin has finished the Anna cardigan! It is glorious. However, the gold beads lost color in water.
Gigi is working on the Bias Loop from Churchmouse out of KnitMona in Silver and Gold. She mentions Oink Pigments.

Jasmin has made some progress on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity “ colorway.
She mentions the Kapuzin hoodie and the Landon sweater.

Gigi is knitting Gansey socks, did heel on one sock, started picking up heel on second sock.


Jasmin is working on the button bands on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. Julia Farwell-Clay has a special discount for this pattern for Knitmore listeners (on the project page) . She is using the buttonhole pattern from Splendid Apparel. She is enthusing about the flash drive chip cards from XRX (which aren't on their website yet).

Gigi finished knitting a preemie hat, and cast on a new one/


Jasmin has swatched for three sweaters for the kids, the Little Pole cardigan, with yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company. There is also yarn from Dragonfly Fibers, for a Sideways Dude and Flirty Berberis.


In Stitches:(26:33)


Gigi wore the Quynn hat . Jasmin and Genevieve wore their Kit Kat hats.

There was supposed to be a big reveal for the Anna cardigan and the boots and the Tutu.
She also sewed in labels from Sterling Name Tapes

Contest:(33:38)


#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.


This week’s prize is a skein of Fab Funky Fibres “The Big One”, and the winner is FCOfone
Next weeks prize is an Erin Lane Bag!

Mother Knows Best:(40:56)


This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about?
regarding Kitchener stitch and blocking. If you have tips, please put them in the episode thread.

Jasmin mentions the Mannings, and the Knitter's Companion


When Knitting Attacks:(39:11)


Gigi had a knitting needle separate from the cable mid heel.
Her count on the cowl is off. She may have missed increases .


Review:(54:51)


This week we review Interpretations volume 4, by Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki

Gigi mentions Sivia Harding's sock pattern

And Sew On:(1:09:07)

Jasmin was using black thread to sew a black zipper onto a black binding.
She used Tide free and gentle, a black light, and a black zipper to do sciency sewing.

Gigi has been sewing ribbons and Knitmore labels onto 3 Grinch along bags.

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Knitting Police - Episode 419 - 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   
Let’s put our collective best foot forward!Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques and worked in fifteen contrast colors on a neutral background, these whimsical toe-up socks feature increases across the hinge of the foot to add ease and ensure a comfortable fit.Perfect for drafty houses, dorms, and anyone with perpetually chilly feet, this pattern yields thick and cozy socks with unique style.$5 from the sale of every Love Still Wins kit will be donated to Lambda Legal Defense, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people, and those living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

On the Needles:(0:32).

The Anna cardigan is almost done, but working with black yarn is challenging. Gigi suggests getting an Ott Lite with a magnifying glass.

Gigi wants to cast on everything. They are setting up their yarn into ready to work kits.
She is knitting Gansey socks, working on second sock, but the diagonal lines aren't showing.


Jasmin has made some progress on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity" color way,
She mentions the Barberry cardigan. She mentions that she wants to work her way through the Heart on my Sleeve collection. She mentions Lisa Souza and Abstract Fiber, and Miss Babs

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

Jasmin steeked the Gone Astray cardigan and the Anna cardigan. She is working on installing the zipper now.

There are videos of Jasmin doing both. PLEASE INCLUDE. Jasmin will use Anna Zilborg's perfect button hole out of Splendid Apparel.

Jasmin talks about a tool that Gigi thinks is called a tambour hook. Jasmin likes the Tech Knitting Blog.

Gigi finished another preemie hat. The Knitmores thank all the listeners who brought preemie hats to the meet and greet. Jasmin mentions Octopuses for preemies, and mermaid tail sleep sacks.


In Stitches:(24:47)


Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and fair isle socks from Little Box of Socks , Lorelei cowl, Knitmore cowl.


Jasmin wore her Kit Kat hat. Genevieve wore her Kat hat, and Elsa gloves. Rex wore the Welcome to the Flock cardigan, bumble hat by CC.Also she is planning to wash Genevieve's gloves in Beyond Clean.

Jasmin mentions the Viajante, and the Brambleberry.

Contest:(30:31)


We have a winner!
#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.
Prize is a Copy of Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog, for DanielaThorfinn
Next week’s is a skein of Fab Funky Fibres “The Big One”

Also, we talk about the Knitmores 11 contest, and the awesome video Lanois made. It was absolutely hilarious. She wins the big swag bag.  We were so impressed, we decided to have a Knitmore goody bag (slightly different) as a second prize.

Mother Knows Best:(35:54)


This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? about the right or wrong direction to knit yarn of a ball.

Jasmin mentions  Knitting for Anarchists.
Let us know about yarn and twist and right and wrong in the episode thread.


When Knitting Attacks:?

Jasmin had the wrong color thread for her zipper.



Review:(44:51)


This week we review Coffee with C.C. (And Dami too)

Jasmin mentions Coffee with C.C.

And Sew On:(59:51)

Gigi has been pinning on Knitmore ribbons on the project bags and she ran out of pins. Leslie from the Knit Girllls is making a quilt, and Gigi had ordered the same kit.

Jasmin did two different steeks and we filmed both (Gone Astray, Anna Cardigan).