Sunday, December 1, 2019

One With the Force - Episode 560 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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They only have one sale annually. It is their time to give back while supporting others to give more. Their annual sale begins Thanksgiving Day, noon and ends December 4th, noon.
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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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On the Needles:(0:33)
Jasmin FINISHED her Polwarth pullover. 
Jasmin has reknit the back on the Jedi cardigan .

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect   All socks are done, ends woven in, need to be blocked 
Regia Kidperfect: Garterstitch heels. Ends woven in. 
Jasmin picked up a pair of Halloween socks and knit the cuff (Asfaltsflickan in “Glow Away”)

Jasmin is nearly finished with the color work on Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater (Oliver Sweater) out of

Gigi: Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock. Grey stripes 
Jasmin picked up her Weekender (knit in Lisa Souza BFL worsted in “Blue Spruce”) 
Gigi started the last ball of yarn for the polygon blanket,  Two hexagons done 



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

Events: (15:33)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (needs a catchy hashtag)
- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov
- 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!
- Grinchalong December 1st to end of December
- Stitches West! Feb 20 - 23
In Stitches (20:20)
Jasmin wore her Polwarth pullover, the yellow citron that Gigi knit.
Gigi: grey Knitmore cowl. Grey Three Color Cashmere Cowl, Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap

Mother Knows Best:(22:42)
This week we answer a question from the “What do you want to hear about?” thread about 
going through your things
Jasmin will put Patreon subscriptions onto her wish list. 
Jasmin mentions the excellent shoe repair place (FJ Western Wear & Boot Repair)

When Knitting Attacks: (32:46)
Gigi: managed to twist the cast on row of the Polygon blanket 
Puppies got hold of the grey Knitmore cowl 

Straw into Gold:(34:25)
Jasmin took poor wool and Louet Victoria to preschool for simple machine special project take 2.

And Sew On:(38:23)
Rascals got hold of Taco Dragon and Jasmin did toy surgery.

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College:  Made a new, clean bodice muslin, added more alterations
Made a new beautiful skirt muslin. Need to redo it.   Sleeve alterations.
Final project is a clean sloper. Skirt with waistband and zipper.  Bodice with separating zipper 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 
Assignment was to embellish printed fabric and lace fabric with beads and sequins. Also to use shells for
Embellishment.  Didn’t have any, used washers and bolts for a hem treatment.


Embellished jeans: opened side seam so I have room to work. Next step was couching the crochet cotton
lines onto the jeans. Couching the vines was a big part of the project, labor and time intensive.

Silk ribbon leaves, one Jasmin Blossom, scattered seed beads in red and yellow, a padded pomegranate
appliqué. 




Monday, November 25, 2019

Chicken Dossier - Episode 559 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
Taking care of the planet and people are at the heart of everything we do at LoLo Body Care. The impact we’re making on the world and environment is something that we think of with each decision we make. We're working hard to make products that are a combination of the best possible ingredients and innovative technology. If we initiate a small carbon footprint, your purchase continues the small footprint and the planet benefits - which benefits all beings. Support us in big changes and tread lightly with us.


Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We are ending our run as owners and have sold the business to Canon Hand Dyes and White Birch Fiber Arts. If you're in the Washington, DC area, please come to our final holiday party on December 7th at our studio in Kensington, Maryland. More details can be found in our Ravelry group, on our Facebook page or on our Instagram feed.
Thank you for 11 wonderful years! We hope you continue to love and support Dragonfly Fibers as it evolves with its new owners.
Ever face the tedious task of having to drop down and correct a mistake in your knitting? The Fix-A-Stitch is here to help! It’s a double-ended tool that uses a patented method to change stitches from knit to purl or purl to knit quick and easy. Check our website for great tutorials and other ways to use it. The tool comes in a package of three for light, medium or bulky weights. A lace weight tool is sold separately. Fix-A-Stitch is available at local yarn shops around the country. More information available at www.fixastitch.com.
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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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On the Needles:(0:32)
Jasmin FINISHED her Polwarth pullover
Jasmin has finished both fronts and the back on the Jedi cardigan .
Gigi was working on a baby wrap cardigan out of Hue Loco for the True North Hearts and Hands donation.
Body is done. Started a sleeves  Started a pink Wee Envelope. Left sleeve is done 
Jasmin is at the toe on her on her  White Birch Fiber Arts socks in "A Study in Peach, Mint".
Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect   All socks are done, need ends woven in.
Regia Kidperfect: these could have been 3 pairs. Lucy Neatby’s garter short row heel.  

Jasmin cast on Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater (Oliver Sweater) out of Onyx Fiber Arts DK.

Gigi: Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock
Gigi wove in ends for a languishing sock. White, gray, blues color stripes in Kroy 
Gigi started the last ball of yarn for the polygon blanket 
We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:

Maine Access Immigrant Network
237 Oxford St., Suite 25A
Portland, ME 04101

Events: (15:28)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (need a catchy hashtag)
- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov
-Stitches West Feb 20 -23
- 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 (17:51)
Jasmin wore her Tangled Yoke cardigan (Talullah cardigan), Mischief managed sockhead cowl,
Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class
Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap, Knitmore cowl


Mother Knows Best:(21:41)
This week we answer a question from the “What do you want to hear about?” thread about 
getting kids engaged in crafts. Jasmin mentions the Cricket loom

When Knitting Attacks: (29:11)
Gigi: hadn’t worked on the polygon blanket for so long, forgot what I needed to do.  Didn’t
read the pattern. Had to tink the second row because it needs to be purled 
Jasmin- messed up the garter stitch cardigan three different ways. Jasmin miscounted when setting up
the jacquard floats on Genevieve’s Christmas sweater.
Gigi made mistakes on her Wee envelope

Straw into Gold: (34:58)
Took bad wool and Louet Victoria to preschool for simple machine special project.

And Sew On:(45:44)
In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College, muslin for the bodice.  Gigi made a new , clean bodice muslin 
Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 
Assignment said to make lace. Gigi is working on drawn thread work.

Midterm assignment: I put Tulle over the design and basted lines with yellow thread. Used tailors chalk to
copy lines onto jeans, opened side seam so I have room to work . Next step is couching the
crochet cotton lines onto the denim. 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Cakesicle - Episode 558 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
The world is always changing, and it's time for changes at Bar-Maids. After much reflection on the state of the growing world, and the impact humans are making on the planet, we're changing our commitment to sustainability in a much more impactful way, without losing sight of our mission to provide the "best hand-crafted moisturizers that come from the heart." We're also changing our name to LoLo Body Care. It won't be confused with exotic alcoholic beverages any longer but we'll still answer to Bar-Maids just for you! Stay tuned to learn about how we will be reducing everyone's carbon footprint.
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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

On the Needles:(0:32)
Jasmin is nearly finished with her Polwarth pullover

Jasmin has finished one front and the back on the Jedi cardigan (Joji Locatelli’s baby wrap cardigan) for
Genevieve’s teacher #knittinginthedark
Gigi was working on a baby wrap cardigan out of Hue Loco for the
True North Hearts and Hands donation. Body is done. Needs sleeves 

Gigi  finished the  Regia Pairfect vacation yarn! All socks are done, ends are woven in!
Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock
We pose the Clone swatch question.
Gigi mentions Lois McMasters Bujold. ( The Vorkosigan series is one of her absolute favorites)
We will be collecting hats (locally) to mail to refugees in New England:

Maine Access Immigrant Network
237 Oxford St., Suite 25A
Portland, ME 04101

Events: (15:54)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (needs a catchy hashtag)
- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov
-#Grinch-Along December 2019
- 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!
  • Stitches West!
In Stitches (21:44)
Jasmin wore her Hamilknit hat, Namu cowl, Breezy Cardigan, Brioche hat from Rose.
Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class
Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap

Mother Knows Best:(24:51)
This week, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? thread about blocking
We mention Galina blocking Orenburg shawls.



When Knitting Attacks: (39:32)
Gigi: Vanilla is the new black socks out of Patons Kroy. Knitted the leg so long, ran out of yarn. 
Joji wrap sweater: did short rows instead of binding off each row. CocoKnits Tutorial
For sleeves: short by at least 15 stitches each side 
Cast on another sweater.Did get the numbers wrong.  Jasmin suggested knitting the Wee Envelope
Jasmin- misread “10 repeats” for “10 rows”. 

And Sew On:(47:53)
In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College, There were so many alterations on the bodice, I can’t see
what I have been doing.  Need to make a new , clean bodice muslin 
Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. Gigi is working on Pompoms and
tassels.  
Worked on the jeans for the midterm.