Monday, November 9, 2020

Distracted by Cookies!- Episode 601 - The Knitmore Girls


Listen here:

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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.

“Go to and use code KNITMORE90 to get $90 off
including free shipping.”

When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art?
Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off.
See the currently available gradients at, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter 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.

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? LoLo Body Care has so many great options to stuff those stockings. Shop their signature all-natural moisturizer, the LoLo Body Bar. Or maybe snatch up a LoLo To-Go Bag which includes 8 eco-luscious products inside an organic zippered bag. You'll also want to check out their seasonal scents like Winter Bliss, Spiced Fig and Frankincense and Myrrh. What else is awesome? 5% of all sales this holiday season are going to Habitat for Humanity! Visit today!

The Lemonade Shop is currently run out of Castle Rock, CO by Heather Rhoads.   She says currently because she is a Chicago girl at heart and misses the city so much, so she is sure there is a move to be had at some point. Heather fell in love with color at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL where they had an amazing art department and after that she attended a private design school in Chicago where she left with honors. There could be a long drawn out story about how she got started dyeing yarn but it's really simple, she loves big bold color, loves yarn and loves knitting and crocheting. Heather is also an avid lover of cake. 

Heather’s husband Christopher works for the shop full time so they are a true family run business. Heather and Chris met at work so they are used to working together, a question they get asked all the time. They have been at this for about 7 years and haven't killed each other yet, so they are calling it a win! Their daughter Grace is in High School and can be found helping with making the new stitch markers they recently added to their shop.

It's not very riveting, but they love it!

On the Needles:(0:47)

Gigi's new arbitrary knitting rule: finish something out of the UFO bin before casting on something new.

Gigi is knitting on (RAVELRY LINK) the Pointed Firs shawl out of Smokey grey, it promises to be luxurious and warm. 

Jasmin is on the last stripe on her Match and Move shawl. (by Martina Behm #behmalong); knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock

Gigi dug out some sock yarn and started knitting the (RAVELRY LINK) Sashay socks from the Operation Sock Drawer book, available at Hicklebee's 

Jasmin finished the Dragonfish sweater for Rex . #ProjectSweaterChest

Jasmin finished her Jurek pullover in Lisa Souza Polwarth/Silk in “Styx” #KALLoween

Gigi is enjoying the (RAVELRY LINK) Excavation, a diagonal fringed scrap blanket out of leftover sock yarn.

Jasmin is just past the armholes on her reverse stockinette stitch Payne Pullover in Seismic Yarns “Llamas in Pajamas”.

We mentioned the (RAVELRY LINK) Polygon blanket

Jasmin made some progress on Sam’s Gramps Cardigan (by TinCanKnits) in Magpie fibers Nest Worsted in “Twilight Dark”

Gigi is working on her second (RAVELRY LINK) Treppenviertel

Jasmin swatched for an (RAVELRY LINK) Autumn pullover by Jennifer Wood in LolaBean Yarn Co  Garbanzo Bean worsted in “Fuzzy Navel”

In Stitches:(18:50)

Jasmin wore the Cardizen and her new Windschief hat

Gigi wore the (RAVELRY LINK) knitmore cowl and one of the new nightshirts, Regia socks out of yarn with silk content,  also, the (RAVELRY LINK) Sockhead cowl, and Vanilla is the new black socks out of rainbow and rag Patons Kroy


The Operation Sock Drawer book was published in October. Call Hicklebees for a PERSONALIZED, SIGNED copy.

XRX Stitches at Home November classes are up.

Grinch-Along starts December 1st

Vote for Grinch bag fabric on Instagram

Mother Knows Best:(33:09)

Check your Warranties!

Jasmin loves her Ott Lite

She loves Knitcompanion 

When Knitting Attacks: (39:45)

Gigi mis-crossed a cable on the Sashay sock, and a purl stitch had run and needed rescue 

Knits in Space:(41:37)

Bernadette Banner u tube sewing channel 

Films al fresco

And Sew On: (49:12) 

Gigi is taking a virtual tailoring class at Cañada college.

For the muslin of her coat, she sewed on the collar and facing.  Teacher ok'ed going to fashion fabric .

Jasmin picked up Gigi's watermelon quilt from the Golden State Quilting , quilt shop 

No comments:

Post a Comment