Monday, December 30, 2019

Marzipan Experiment - Episode 564 - The Knitmore Girls

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Listen here:

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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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.
Akerworks: We like making things.
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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 infinitetwist.com
Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com
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LoLo Body Care, formally Bar-Maids, creates exceptional moisturizers hand-poured by staff who add a good dose of heartfelt love to each one. Most all their supplies are made in the US, and their beeswax sourced from a local farm. Besides quality, the value of their product lies in that they last a very long time and are loved to the very last bit. They built their brand on being eco-friendly and their new packaging rocks. Their customers and customer service are rare and treasured jewels.
 
On the Needles:(0:32)

Gigiis working on Drea’s shawl in Oink Pigments White and "Zoot Soot" stripes, accent border in "Mommy Dearest" red.
Gigi uses Teaspoonthief's modifications.
Jasmin  finished the front, and is nearly finished with the first sleeve of  Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater 
(Oliver Sweater) out of Onyx Fiber Arts DK.

Gigi has been working on a couple of Wee Envelope sweaters. The knitting is done on the pink one; a bright green one is also done. Gigi has cast on a third one. 



We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:
Maine Access Immigrant Network
237 Oxford St., Suite 25A
Portland, ME 04101

Events: (7:51)
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater
- True North Hearts and Hands donations:
-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.
If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!
In Stitches (11:45)
Jasmin wore her Polwarth pullover, Westport Waves Hat, looped loop cowl, Cottongrass Pullover,
handspun ribbi, and Greyhaven hat.
Gigi: red cowl, night shirt, cross stitched Christmas pillows, trapunto school project pillow 

Mother Knows Best:(21:28)
Awful task? Do it with a friend. (Winding, mending, weaving in ends, etc.)
Jasmin mentions Vanishing Wool by Clara Parks. Correction: The book is called Vanishing Fleece

When Knitting Attacks: (29:59)
Gigi started a new cuff.  Instead of switching to garter stitch, She kept purling.
Jasmin kept magically adding stitches to the garter stitch snowflake hat. 

And Sew On:(35:36)
Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College: class modeled finished slopers and took pictures.  Now Gigi can
adjust commercial patterns using her sloper. 
The two days a week next semester that Gigi is not in class will be sewing days. 
Gigi's sewing area is cluttered with mending.

Monday, December 23, 2019

When Lightning Strikes - Episode 563 - The Knitmore Girls

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Listen here:

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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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 infinitetwist.com
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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.
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LoLo Body Care, formally Bar-Maids, creates exceptional moisturizers hand-poured by staff who add a good dose of heartfelt love to each one. Most all their supplies are made in the US, and their beeswax sourced from a local farm. Besides quality, the value of their product lies in that they last a very long time and are loved to the very last bit. They built their brand on being eco-friendly and their new packaging rocks. Their customers and customer service are rare and treasured jewels.

 On the Needles:(0:31)

Gigi: Drea’s shawl : Oink Pigments. White and "Zoot Soot" stripes, accent border in "Mommy Dearest" red.
Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock. Grey stripes. Both heels are turned, working on feet
Jasmin  finished with the back and is nearly finished with the front of  Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater 
(Oliver Sweater) out of Onyx Fiber Arts DK during Knives Out 
Gigi  finished the  Regia Pairfect   All socks are done, ends woven in, blocked, mailed and received!
Jasmin worked on a pair of Christmas colored socks from The Cozy Knitter
Gigi has finished the wrap sweater.
Jasmin started Bleideag by Ysolda out of West Wool Bicycle, held doubled. Modifying to make it
34” #chooseyourownadventurekal

Gigi: Wee Envelope sweater : knitting done. Thinking of doing a Wooly Wormhead hat with i-cord edging

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:
Maine Access Immigrant Network
237 Oxford St., Suite 25A
Portland, ME 04101

Events: (14:36)
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (need a catchy hashtag)
- True North Hearts and Hands donations:
If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!
  • Stitches West! Feb 20 - 23
    -We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.



In Stitches (16:45)
Gigi: Night cap, red cowl, nightgown, Lorelei cowl.

Mother Knows Best:(19:25)
Make a list. Now cross things off that you don’t want to do. #grinchalong.

When Knitting Attacks: (26:44)
Drea's Shawl did not look like the Pinterest picture. Gigi was inspired by teaspoonthief's picture.
Gigi's slipped stitches turned out crooked.

And Sew On:(29:39)
Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College: made a new, clean bodice muslin, set in sleeves and 
separating zipper on the  bodice 
Gigi mentions Fast Fit
Also, continued to copy alterations to bodice to the pattern 



Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College:
Final project was due last week. Home dec sofa cushion with trapunto.  Design is an ancient Persian 
drinking vessel with a ram motif. 



Friday, December 13, 2019

ProcrastiKnitting - Episode 562 - The Knitmore Girls

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Listen here:

This week's episode is sponsored by:
Akerworks Logo 2012-1223_zps4og3eqpq
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.
Akerworks: We like making things.
lolologo


erin_lane_logo coloredb grey

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.
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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 infinitetwist.com
Books plus knitting plus happy memories. That’s Little Skein in the Big Wool. We make kits, yarn and project bags that bring your favorite stories to life. Find *your* favorite story at littleskein.com

 On the Needles:(0:48)

Gigi: Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock. Grey stripes. Both heels are turned, working on feet

Jasmin is nearly done re-knitting the second sleeve on the Jedi cardigan 
Gigi has finished the wrap sweater, neckband is done 
Gigi  finished the  Regia Pairfect   All socks are done, ends woven in, and blocked and mailed

Jasmin  finished with the colorwork, and made good progress on Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater 
(Oliver Sweater) out of Onyx Fiber Arts DK during Knives Out (possibly at the underarm?).

Gigi: Wee Envelope sweater : sleeves and shoulders done

Jasmin mended Genevieve’s hearthstone by doing a knitted on patch she saw a tutorial for.

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:
Maine Access Immigrant Network
237 Oxford St., Suite 25A
Portland, ME 04101

Events: (12:40)
- Yarn Canada for Good  LINK?
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (need a catchy hashtag)
- True North Hearts and Hands donations:
-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.
If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!
In Stitches (16:41)
Yarn Girls V-Neck, Goin’ Gold hat
Gigi: Night cap, red cowl 

Mother Knows Best:(20:48)
One bite at a time. (Wash one sweater, etc)

When Knitting Attacks: (27:41)
Jasmin ran out of yarn while #knittinginthedark
Gigi's slipped stitches turned out crooked.

Straw into Gold:(29:47)
Shave em to save em. Livestock Conservancy
Jasmin mentions the Sheepspot podcast

And Sew On:(33:10)
For Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College: made a new, clean bodice muslin, set in sleeves and 
separating zipper on the  bodice 
Also, continued to copy alterations to bodice to the pattern 
Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. Turned in binder with all notes.

Final project was due last week. Home dec sofa cushion with trapunto.  Design is an ancient Persian 
drinking vessel with a ram motif.  Challenging to copy the Design onto the fabric.
Free motion quilting was not hard, needed to make sure stitch length looked good.
Needed 3 techniques. Did some beading. Threaded a quilted channel with cotton cord for 
the 3rd technique.