Thursday, July 2, 2020

Decorator Crab - Episode 583 - The Knitmore Girls

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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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On the Needles:(0:42)

Jasmin is on the second half of  her Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong); she's
Gigi wants to make knee high socks. Cast on Hue Loco. 4 socks on the needles one pair is past waste
yarn for heels 
Also, Vanilla is the new Black socks for Xmas gifts. I pair in pink Neon Now from a couple of Stitches
ago, one pair in bright striped yellow from a yarn swap. 
Jasmin finished the first sleeve of the Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts, and started the second.
Gigi had set up a preemie hat kit: she is making more
baby bear hats out of Jamison yarn, she found some yellow yarn, and is knitting bee hives .
Gigi is working on the Ochre Cardigan. Judy’s super stretchy bind off for the neckband (this is actually Jeny's super stretchy bind-off, not Judy's).
She has started on the
sleeves.
Gigi wants to make knee high socks. She cast on two skeins of Hue Loco. She has 4 socks on the
needles, one pair is past the waste yarn for heels 
Also, Vanilla is the new Black socks for Xmas gifts. I pair in pink Neon Now from Stitches 2018,
and one pair  in bright striped yellow from a yarn swap. 

In Stitches (23:23)
Gigi is wearing  the A line skirt from Beginning Clothing Construction class from West Valley College, and
she is sleeping under a Stack and Whack quilt.
Jasmin talks about the burrito pillow cases Gigi made for the kids

Events(29:57)
The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October
knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled
Stash Dash 2020. Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen
The is some Stash Dash related trash talk
Tour de Fleece has started! #Team Sasquatch



Mother Knows Best:(35:12)
Do regular check ins

When Knitting Attacks: (40:11)
Gigi found turning the heel on the Vanilla sock challenging. Also, she used thick cotton for waste yarn.
It feels worsted size with sock yarn 
Chewie and Han help with the Match and Move.

Review:(49:21)
by Lumi Karmitsa


Straw into Gold:(57:48)
Tour de Fleece! Jasmin is still spinning the Targhee/Romney/Angelina for the sweater from Morro Fleece



Knits in Space:(59:07)
JAWS at the drive in. Perfecting our experience. Social distance walks. Regular routines.

And Sew On:(1:01:32)
Gigi dug out a box of cut out sack gowns with envelope neckline. She is working on them assembly line
style. Still remaining are draw strings. Genevieve helped by sewing a basting line to help with turning the
hem. 
The saga of missing accessory box: Now that Gigi can use the sewing machine again, she needs to
relearn how to use the computerized machine
Gigi likes to listen to the  Stitch Please! podcast


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work - Episode 582 - 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. 

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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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 On the Needles:(0:48)
The Kapuzin Hoodie has gone from Genevieve to Rex
Gigi is working on the Pointed Firs shawl in Outlaw yarn: Polwarth, Alpaca, and Possum in a pale grey.
We mention the safety issues with the new ravelry format. Jasmin mentIons the Screen reader accessibility feature on the iPhone.

Jasmin is on the second MC stripe on her Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong);
she's knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock.
Gigi finished the  Knitmore Cowl 2.0 in Alexandra the Art of Yarn. It is grey with raspberry flashes
Jasmin has made some progress on her Cozy Classic Raglan by Jessie Mae Designs in
Onyx Fiber Arts DK “Veronica”
Gigi is working on the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza, with Knitcompanion. She finished the neckline 
Jasmin started her Payne pullover by Helena Bristow in Oink Pigments Dapper in
“The Emperor’s New Sweater”, she’s past the armholes and bust short rows.
Gigi has set up a preemie hat kit. There are hats in various states of construction. She made pompoms 
and finished 10 hats
Gigi set up a blocking station in the garage. She blocked an envelope neck sweater for True North Hearts
Jasmin is working on the first sleeve of the Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts
Gigi wants to make knee high socks. She cast on two pairs out of  Hue Loco

In Stitches (24:16)
Gigi is wearing the A line skirt from the Beginning Clothing Construction class at West Valley College. 

Events(26:00)
The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October
knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled
Stash Dash 2020. Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen
Tour de Fleece! 



Mother Knows Best:(27:32)
Teamwork makes the dream work!



When Knitting Attacks: (30:38)
Gigi lost yarn chicken.  She needs one more skein for the Pointed Firs shawl 

Straw into Gold:(34:50)
Spinning while listening to Sheepspot live is a great match. Tour de Fleece! Quick training!
Jasmin mentions Morro Fleeceworks
Tour de Fleece quicktraining: pick a project, go fast

Knits in Space:(42:02)
Enjoying peace and quiet on the back porch

And Sew On:(46:51)
Gigi's fabric got delivered.
Gigi found a box of cut out sack gowns with envelope necklines. She is working on them assembly line
style. Last step is remaining: hem and draw strings 
The saga of missing accessory box concludes!
She found double sided needles for finishing serger seams, and Genevieve helped 



Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Braggadelic - Episode 581 - 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. 




Go to HelloFresh.com/60knitmore and use code 60knitmore to get $60 off your first three weeks,
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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
knitCompanion_KnitMoreGirls
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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On the Needles:(0:52)
Gigi is working on the Pointed Firs shawl in Outlaw yarn: Polwarth, Alpaca, and Possum in a pale grey.
Jasmin finished her   Embrace Octopus pullover in Oink Pigments “Motion of the Ocean” and “Hibiscus
Kiss”. #projectsweaterchest
Gigi is working on the  Knitmore Cowl 2.0 in Alexandra the Art of Yarn. It is grey with raspberry flashes
Jasmin finished her FoolProof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn, Sun River base in “persimmon” and
“Espresso”.
Gigi is working on the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza yarn, in a denim color with Knitcompanion.
Jasmin is on the second MC stripe on her Match and Move shawl (by Martina Behm #behmalong); she's knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock.

Gigi had set up a preemie hat kit. There are hats in various states of construction.
Jasmin started her Cozy Classic Raglan by Jessie Mae Designs in Onyx Fiber Arts DK “Veronica”
Gigi set up a blocking station in the garage. She blocked Girl Just Wanna Have Fun, and 'Dreas Shawl
Jasmin swatched for her Payne pullover by Helena Bristow in Oink Pigments Dapper in
“The Emperor’s New Sweater”.

Gigi mentions the Fiber Nation podcast
Gigi undid the ugly finish on the Knitmore Depth cowl, Kitchenering it looser. 
Jasmin is working on the back of the  Cardizen in Onyx Fiber Arts
Gigi has no socks on the needles; she wants to make knee high socks. 
Also, it is time to get started for Xmas knitting
Private stash dash: Gigi is trying to get stuff finished finished finished 

In Stitches (28:24)
Gigi is wearing 2 new nightshirts. 

Events(29:19)
The Operation Sock Drawer book will be published in October
knitty.comhttps://knitty.com/sos.php   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled
Stash Dash 2020. Dates 5/22 to 8/22/20 #teamcuteknitter #beatbostonjen

Mother Knows Best:(31:40)
Sharing good news.

When Knitting Attacks: (38:46)
Gigi's Ochre cardigan had issues.
Also, the Red cowl got worked on.
Jasmin needs to tighten up the raglan decreases on the octopus pullover

Short Rows:(42:40)
Genevieve talks about her knitting

Knits in Space:(47:45)
Drive in movies!

And Sew On:(51:43)
Gigi sewed one more half lined night gown. It needs photos to be finished, finished, finished! 
She dug out a box of cut out sack gowns with envelope neckline. She is working on them assembly line
style.
The saga of missing accessory box concludes!