Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Two Hundred Years Since Last Year - Episode 617- The Knitmore Girls

 

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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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.






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 feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life?
Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight.
For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!


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On the Needles:(0:42)

Gigi started the (RAVELRY LINK) Rêveurs socks (from the Operation Sock Drawer book available at Hicklebee's) in from Lolabeans in Knucklesandwich
Jasmin has made more progress on her (RAVELRY LINK) L’escargot Bleu shawl 

Gigi finished the second  Pippi Longstocking tube socks for Genevieve. The cuff is black Patons Kroy, leg in Opal Zebra. 

Jasmin started the (RAVELRY LINK) Boob Window test knit for (RAVELRY LINK) Majestitch Designs in Oink Pigments Dapper in “Dill with it”

Gigi: picked up a striped, sparkly, fun sock she started around Xmas, leg is done

Jasmin finished the second sleeve of her (RAVELRY LINK) Philosopher’s Wool Kilim sweater, and started the body.

Gigi feel like she needs to start a bigger project, something that she bought yarn for at Stitches

Gigi: put a few rows on the (RAVELRY LINK) excavation blanket

Jasmin started the first sleeve on a sideways fade pullover in Frost Yarn’s DK “Saturated Rainbow

Jasmin started the (RAVELRY LINK) $27 sweater test knit for KnitBoop in Little Skein Targhee Sweater

Gigi is working on the (RAVELRY LINK) funambulus socks from the #operationSockDrawer book  and

Finished the knitting on the (RAVELRY LINK) Alaska hat

Jasmin is nearly at the armholes on the (RAVELRY LINK) Gramps cardigan for Sam

In Stitches:(15:23)


Jasmin wore her cashmere (RAVELRY LINK) Mariah hoodie, (RAVELRY LINK) Barberry hoodie, new hat with giant pom pom

Genevieve wore her (RAVELRY LINK) Hearthstone pullover, (RAVELRY LINK) red and gold woven scarf, (RAVLERY LINK), Barberry Cardigan , (RAVELRY LINK) Anna Cardigan, (RAVELRY LINK) Coronation cardigan

Gigi wore the (RAVELRY LINK) knitmore cowl2.0. and socks every day 

And (RAVELRY LINK) Cat Bordhi’s wristers. (RAVELRY LINK) Pointed Firs shawl 


Events:(28:22)

#FinishItFebruary

#Fiberuary on instagram


Mother Knows Best:(30:30)

Everything is better with a friend.

When Knitting Attacks:(35:30)

Jasmin can’t count or measure gauge after dark.

Gigi has a hard time with a very easy pattern.

Knits in Space:(42:17)

The Truth Is 
South Bay Musical Theater; the SBMT eStudio

And Sew On: (50:07)

Classes at Cañada are ongoing and being recorded. Love that, one can go back and follow step by step. 

Evening gown class: bustier is drafted and mostly sewn

Moulage for Jasmin is drawn, teacher ok'ed it, now it needs to be put it on muslin 

We said corner stone, the word we needed was key stone.

The textbook we are using is The Moulage by Kenneth D. King from the Cañada College bookstore

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Hot Dawg! - Episode 616 - 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.






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


Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life?
Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight.
For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!



On the Needles:(0:59)

Gigi finished the second sock of the (RAVELRY LINK) Churfirsten socks (from the Operation Sock Drawer book, available at Hicklebee's) in Standing Ovulation from Oink Pigments

Jasmin has made progress on her (RAVELRY LINK) L’escargot Bleu shawl 

She is excited about her Alpenglow Binary BitMarkers (stitch markers). Jasmin also mentions their skein twister.

Gigi is knitting on the second  Pippi Longstocking tube socks for Genevieve. The cuff is black Patons Kroy, leg in Opal Zebra. 
Jasmin (RAVELRY LINK) Barberry Cardigan in Abstract Fiber Rothko in “Saffron”.

Jasmin is nearly at the armholes on the (RAVELRY LINK) Gramps cardigan for Sam

Gigi: working on the afterthought heel of a Xmas sock for myself (RAVELRY LINK) Socks on a Plane, in Peppermint Stick from Oink, heel and toe in Oink Redrum.

Gigi finished (RAVELRY LINK) Churfirsten

Jasmin pulled her (RAVELRY LINK) Philosopher’s Wool Kilim sweater out of the garage and is nearly done with the second sleeve.

Gigi: figured out how to Finishuary, without having  a giant pile in her den. 

Jasmin swatched for a (RAVELRY LINK) Tornado pullover in LolaBean Yarn Co Pinto Bean DK “Galaxy”

Gigi finished last bit of hand sewing zipper on (RAVELRY LINK) Katje 

Jasmin swatched for a (RAVELRY LINK) Tectonic pullover in La Bien Aimée’s Aran in “Aimée’s Sweater”

Sewed in ends of Katje Hoodie by Cocoknits  (RAVELRY LINK)

Jasmin swatched for a sideways fade pullover in Frost Yarn’s DK “Saturated Rainbow” LINK

Gigi started the (RAVELRY LINK) funambulus socks from the #operationSockDrawer book 

Started the (RAVELRY LINK) Alaska hat


In Stitches:(26:53)

Gigi wore (RAVELRY LINK) Jasmin’s boxy

Jasmin wore her cashmere (RAVELRY LINK) Mariah hoodie, (RAVELRY LINK) calligraphy cardigan, new hat with giant pom pom

Genevieve wore her (RAVELRY LINK) Hearthstone pullover, red and gold woven scarf, (RAVELRY LINK), Barberry Cardigan 

Gigi wore the (RAVELRY LINK) knitmore cowl .2 and socks every day 

And (RAVELRY LINK) Cat Bordhi’s wristers , (RAVELRY LINK) Pointed Firs shawl , and (RAVELRY LINK) Gran's Hug


Events:(30:22)

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

#FinishItFebruary

#Fiberuary on instagram

Little Skein in the Big Wool book club


Mother Knows Best:(32:38)

Positive self talk


When Knitting Attacks:(37:46)

Jasmin is miscounting on the barberry

Gigi was weaving in ends, noticed that she had neglected to sew in the last bit of the zipper 

Also, working on churfirsten socks, on two pattern repeats, she neglected to offset the pattern .

Alaska hat has color work, it is hard 

 

Purloined :(41:17)

from Dr. Gemma's Cogknitive podcast: Some thing I really like

Plastic trays from the teachers store for projects, Dinosaurs, kinetic sand and Fidget monster.



Knits in Space:(45:42)

You are never too old for blanket forts.


And Sew On: (49:21)

 Classes at Cañada continue. The class are recorded. Students can play the recordings and follow techniques step by step, at their own pace. Kenneth D King



Sunday, February 14, 2021

Double Sweata Weatha- Episode 615 - The Knitmore Girls

  Untitled

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


Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life?
Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight.
For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!



On the Needles:(0:48)


Gigi is knitting on the second one of the (RAVELRY LINK) Churfirsten socks (from the Operation Sock Drawer book (available at Hicklebee's) in Standing Ovulation from Oink Pigments  

Jasmin is still working on the (RAVELRY LINK) Gramps cardigan for Sam

Jasmin has made progress on her (RAVELRY LINK) L’escargot Bleu shawl

Gigi is knitting on the second  Pippi Longstocking tube socks for Genevieve. The cuff is black Patons Kroy, leg in Opal Zebra. 

Gigi cast on a Xmas sock for herself (RAVELRY LINK) Socks on a Plane, in Peppermint Stick from Oink, heel and toe in Oink Redrum.

Gigi worked on another black sock for Andrew,

Jasmin finished the body and 1 ½ sleeves on her (RAVELRY LINK) Barberry Cardigan in Abstract Fiber Rothko in “Saffron”.

Gigi gathered knits for Finishuary,  got a basket piled a yard high

Jasmin is working on her (RAVELRY LINK) Amber pullover
Genevieve worked on the (RAVELRY LINK) Lady Eleanor shawl
Jasmin mentions the (RAVELRY LINK) Danger shawl

In Stitches:(12:39)

Jasmin wore her (RAVELRY LINK) Carli cardigan, (RAVELRY LINK) calligraphy cardigan, (RAVELRY LINK) parkland boxy

Genevieve wore her (RAVELRY LINK) Hearthstone pullover, red and gold woven scarf.

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

(RAVELRY LINK) Cat Bordhi’s wristers, (RAVELRY LINK) Pointed Firs shawl 


Events:(25:15)

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

#FinishingFebruary

#Fiberuary on instagram


Mother Knows Best:(26:30)

How to fit in knitting with the rest of the day to day family life 


When Knitting Attacks:(36:13)

Miscounting! On the (RAVELRY LINK) barberry

Gigi pulled out the cuff of the socks on a plane.  

Finishuary basket is in the other room, out of sight, out of mind 

Jasmin suggests Gigi to start color work with the 
(RAVELRY LINK) Alaska hat

Straw into gold:(42:26)

Wound skeins, set red silk/merino. Dryer rack!


Knits in Space:(47:06)

Gigi: FaceTime knitting consultation 


And Sew On: (50:48 )

Classes at Cañada College are continuing. The classes are recorded. She loves that, she can go back and follow step by step, at her own pace. Also, there is the textbook to look at.

 Jasmin mentions Thai Silks