Thursday, January 14, 2021

Hydra- Episode 611- The Knitmore Girls

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Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle 
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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 infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup

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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


Are you ready for a real get-away weekend again? KnitWit Yarn Shop is hosting a knitting retreat right on the ocean in Maine next June. And because we are unsure of the COVID situation, they are planning it in a way that will keep us all safe.

Bristol Ivy, Alicia Plummer, and Jackie Ottino will be there to teach knitting, spinning, and dyeing classes. When you’re not in class you’ll have the opportunity to go kayaking, hike on the trails, or hang out in the gardens with the sheep and goats. You may choose to relax, visit the marketplace, or just knit in the beautiful outdoor setting.

Click on Events at www.KnitWitPortland.com to see all the details.

And follow them on Instagram @KnitWitYarnShop or Facebook @MaineKnitWit.


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:(2:40)


Gigi's (RAVELRY LINK) Rocky Coast cardigan, is in time out.

Jasmin is nearly finished with the first sleeve of her Payne pullover by Helena Bristow. She's knitting it in Seismic Yarn’s “Llamas in Pajamas” colorway.

Gigi is working on the (RAVELRY LINK) Flickering shawl. She picked up stitches for the border 

Jasmin cast on the (RAVELRY LINK) September Morn pullover by Thea Colman in Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio Worsted in “Fair Fight.
Jasmin will put together a Reading list. (link to be added once she makes the list)
Gigi mentions Stitch Please

Gigi knit to the heel of the (RAVELRY LINK) Churfirsten socks (from the Operation Sock Drawer book

available at Hicklebee's) in Standing Ovulation from Oink Pigments 

Gigi is enjoying the (RAVELRY LINK) Excavation, a diagonal fringed scrap blanket

Jasmin is 2 ½”  inches of sleeve away from finishing Ainur Berkimbayeva’s test knit in Lisa Souza Pyrenees Sport in "Aubergine". 

Gigi pinned and basted zipper into Katje

Jasmin is going to cast on (RAVELRY LINK) a sockhead cowl for Genevieve.

Gigi cast on a Sockhead cowl in teal, from Little Red Bicycle 

Gigi finished knitting the socks for Andrew. 

She sewed up another tentacle on Opus the Octopus.

Jasmin is working on the Gramps cardigan for Sam

Gigi: cast on a pair of Xmas socks for herself, Socks on a plane, in Peppermint Stick from Oink



In Stitches:(18:51)

Jasmin wore her (RAVELRY LINK)Tied knots hat, (RAVELRY LINK) Cassidy cardigan, and her (RAVELRY LINK) Calligraphy Cardigan

Andrew has been wearing his handspun (RAVELRY LINK) Baseball Pullover, and cashmere (RAVELRY LINK) Andrew’s watch cap.

Genevieve has been wearing her (RAVELRY LINK) Coronation cardigan, and her greys/pinks (RAVELRY LINK) playful stripes cardigan

Gigi wore the (RAVELRY LINK) knitmore cowl and socks every day, and Cat Bordhi’s wristers

Gigi gifted some socks and shawls to her college roomie 


Events:(23:44)

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

#Grinchalong2020 is over. Packing prizes next week.

Stitches at home February 5-7, 2021

Stitches West 2021 has been canceled

Stitches West 2022 will be in Sacramento, March 3-6, 2022


Mother Knows Best:(26:06)

Dr Gemma talks about managing anxiety on CogKnitive


When Knitting Attacks: (52:43)

Churfirsten socks. Gigi started knitting, following instructions for the wrong size 

She was fighting with the edging on the Flickering shawl.

Rocky Coast cardigan sleeve is too tight.

She ripped out the Socks on a Plane and started it leg down 

The Marina cardigan has a hole.

Jasmin ran out of yarn.


Straw into Gold:(56:02)

Jasmin is 2 oz away from finishing spinning the CVM fleece. She is spinning it in an attenuated woolen CVM on her Majacraft Little Gem. Planning to spin for the  Monarch sweater.

Jasmin talks about the Monarch sweater.

Knits in Space:(58:23)

Via Kristy Glass Knits

Kelly Wearstler's MasterClass and a take away was “let your collections be part of your decor.”

So see your house as a living biopic, with lighting in the role of director (“Think about it as a way to guide the eye around a room,” she says), the palette playing the supporting cast of characters (“You need to keep in mind the way colors communicate with each other. There should be a natural dialogue”), and your passions and collections, of course, as the star.



And Sew On: (1:05:13)

Star Trek Discovery: President of Nivar gown 


Friday, January 8, 2021

Frippery- Episode 610- 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/10knitmore and use code 10knitmore for 10 free meals, 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 infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup

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


Are you ready for a real get-away weekend again? KnitWit Yarn Shop is hosting a knitting retreat right on the ocean in Maine next June. And because we are unsure of the COVID situation, they are planning it in a way that will keep us all safe.

Bristol Ivy, Alicia Plummer, and Jackie Ottino will be there to teach knitting, spinning, and dyeing classes. When you’re not in class you’ll have the opportunity to go kayaking, hike on the trails, or hang out in the gardens with the sheep and goats. You may choose to relax, visit the marketplace, or just knit in the beautiful outdoor setting.

Click on Events at www.KnitWitPortland.com to see all the details.

And follow them on Instagram @KnitWitYarnShop or Facebook @MaineKnitWit.

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

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:(0:50)


Gigi is working on the sleeves of the Rocky Coast cardigan

Jasmin is a few inches of sleeve away from finishing Ainur Berkimbayeva’s test knit in Lisa Souza Pyrenees Sport in "Aubergine".

Jasmin talks about the sweater she inherited from Gigi ( It's the SIDEWAYS KNIT TEXTURED PULLOVER #15) Designed by Cindy Polfer)

Jasmin mentions her L'Escargot Bleu Shawl

Gigi is working on the (RAVELRY LINK) Flickering shawl.

Gigi finished the (RAVELRY LINK)  Sashay socks from the Operation Sock Drawer book at Hicklebee's  

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

Gigi pinned zipper into (RAVELRY LINK) the Katje Hoodie

Gigi is knitting socks for Andrew. 

Gigi: Cast on a Xmas sock for myself (RAVELRY LINK) Socks on a Plane, IN Peppermint Stick from Oink

Also, cast on the (RAVELRY LINK) Sockhead cowl in teal, yarn is Little Red Bicycle (no longer dyeing).


In Stitches:(10:33)

Jasmin wore her Cassidy cardigan, and her Calligraphy Cardigan, and was reading Unmentionable.

Andrew has been wearing his handspun Baseball Pullover

Genevieve has been wearing her Hearthstone and her Coronation cardigan

The dogs have been wearing Jacqueline Cieslak's Harness-Friendly Dog Sweaters.

Gigi wore the (RAVELRY LINK) knitmore cowl , a Knitmore 2.0 cowl and socks every day 

And Cat Bordhi’s wristers


Events:(14:19)

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

Happy Birthday Holly call.

#Grinchalong2020 ends Jan 6 (today)

We mention the new Benedict Cumberbatch Grinch movie

Stitches at home February 5-7, 2021

Stitches West 2021 has been canceled

Stitches West 2022 will be in Sacramento, March 3-6


Mother Knows Best:(18:18)

Good memories of 2020


When Knitting Attacks: (25:44)

Rocky Coast cardigan sleeve is too tight, Gigi frogged it

Her Katje cardigan has a hole in the front.


Review: (28:33)

Star Wars Knits


Knits in Space:(49:08)

Gigi has been reading The Book of Old Ladies

The Fat Squirrel has excellent board game reviews 

Short Rows:(54:23)
Genevieve is working on a swatch project, and planning future projects

And Sew On: (56:22)

Gigi: Zipper is hand sewn onto cocoknits cardigan 

The octopus has one more leg sewn 

Sam’s windbreaker has a zipper pull attached 

The sewing area is picked up and inviting