Friday, August 23, 2019

Hot Dog and Hamburger - Episode 547 - The Knitmore Girls


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So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins.
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Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.

We all have it, we all snicker about it.
Fun Fur.
Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn.
With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends. Pattern available on Ravelry; more info at
Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.

On the Needles:(0:32)
Jasmin is excited about dog sweaters. 
Gigi spoilers Jasmin's plans for the Diaphanous Raglan. Jasmin mentions a kit from Neighborhood Fiber Co.

Gigi mentions the Where's the Opaque sweater
Our personal instagram handles are @gigidahling @cuteknitter .
Gigi finished a pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks out of the Mani-Pedi vacation yarn. #operationSockdrawer
The button band on Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is in finished. She mentions Splendid Apparel, by Anna Zilboorg.
She mentions the Couture Button tutorial
Gigi is working on the Polygon blanket again. She finished a turquoise ball of yarn
Jasmin mention plans for the Persian Tiles blanket.
Jasmin’s Viajante is inching towards the mesh section.

Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment KAL we're collaborating on!
She did an IG live on Friday with Diane .
you’re a BIPOC designer, make sure you’re on the Black Squirrel List. Jasmin is going to be making
Sevrine out of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Capital Luxury Sport in “Reservoir Hill”.
Gigi frogged the Rocky Coast cardigan to the waistline to start hip increases 

Name change - AVFKW Pioneer is now HORIZON. Check their announcement.

In Stitches (25:16)
Gigi wore the A line skirt from sewing class. 

Events: (26:44)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls
- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Not Along
 Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

Mother Knows Best:(33:58)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about  wiggly ends.
Jasmin talked about the Knit Evenly app. 
Gigi mentions the buttonhole spacer gadget

When Knitting Attacks:(40:05)
Gigi  had to frog back the Mani Pedi sock. Yarn had a knot. Undid the knot , and did a Russian join
Working on another Pairfect sock.  Halfway through the sole, the yellow end of the sock part popped up.
A line skirt.  Machine hem came out.
Also, bias neckline did not turn out well.

Rachel Herron has a new book : Stolen Things

Straw into Gold:(53:32)
Jasmin finished plying a charcoal grey sweater’s worth of singles, 2670m added to Stashdash totals.

And Sew On:(56:03)
Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College started.
Expected result for this semester: fitted sloper for skirt, bodice and sleeve 

Bookstore had binders with supplies for this class

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