Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Tricks and Guile- Episode 744 - The Knitmore Girls

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Listen here:


This week's episode is sponsored by:  

Ready for some retail therapy with a side of laughter and community? Look no further than Erin.Lane's monthly live sales! Each sale features a fresh theme (think whimsical unicorns, sassy llamas, you name it!), and you'll be the first to snag brand spankin' new fabrics. Who knows, you might just find your new favorite bag too.


Make sure to never miss a minute (or fabric) by signing up for the newsletter, and keep up with us in real time by with our Facebook community, Erin.Lane Bag Buddies. Bag buddies always get first access to new bags and fabrics, because who doesn't want to share the love of their besties?


    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


    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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    Seismic Yarn & Dyeworks, based just outside of San Francisco, CA, creates color for people who love bold, saturated yarn and fiber as well as for those who might be *a little* afraid of wearing color.

    We dye a large range of colorways from neon and black light/UV reactive colors all the way through to deep, rich semi-solid, tonal, and low contrast variegated colorways. Of course, we only use the softest and most exquisite bases!

    Seismic Yarn & Dyeworks - color to rock your world!





    On the Needles:(0:36)



    Mother Knows Best:(31:44)

    The right time to do something is when you do it


    When knitting attacks:(41:34)

    Gigi: Working on Meadowlands Golem. Color progression was too close, used a lighter shade that came from the center of the ball

    Jasmin: Geometry fail on the ribbon wrap

    Rêveur socks from our book(!), figured out who will be the recipient, frogged it, and cast on with the correct amount of stitches for the intended size 

    Glasses got misplaced during knitting club 


    Knit more, know more :(51:00)

    A segment about Persian culture, history, or just generally cool stuff about Persian people.

    Marjan Satrapi: Persepolis 
    Teacher Whose Mom knitted hats for her students

    Persepolis Movie

    Women, Life, Freedom


    And sew on:(57:30)

    Gigi: Professional image class 

    • Final assignment is to research a company we would like to work for 

    • Repair cafe.  ❤️

    • Company students would like to work for

    • Shōgun

    • Burda magazine

    Jasmin: 

    • It will count as a nowrooz dress whenever it gets sewn

    Wednesday, March 13, 2024

    Superhero Style- Episode 743- The Knitmore Girls

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    Listen here:


    This week's episode is sponsored by:


    Ready for some retail therapy with a side of laughter and community? Look no further than Erin.Lane's monthly live sales! Each sale features a fresh theme (think whimsical unicorns, sassy llamas, you name it!), and you'll be the first to snag brand spankin' new fabrics. Who knows, you might just find your new favorite bag too.


    Make sure to never miss a minute (or fabric) by signing up for the newsletter, and keep up with us in real time by with our Facebook community, Erin.Lane Bag Buddies. Bag buddies always get first access to new bags and fabrics, because who doesn't want to share the love of their besties?


      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


      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!

      IMG_6131
      Seismic Yarn & Dyeworks, based just outside of San Francisco, CA, creates color for people who love bold, saturated yarn and fiber as well as for those who might be *a little* afraid of wearing color.

      We dye a large range of colorways from neon and black light/UV reactive colors all the way through to deep, rich semi-solid, tonal, and low contrast variegated colorways. Of course, we only use the softest and most exquisite bases!

      Seismic Yarn & Dyeworks - color to rock your world!




      On the Needles :(0:35)


      Gigi: Meadowlands  blanket no 11. Color way Babar: gray, navy, shades and blue. Body is finished, started crochet edging

      Gigi: knitting socks for college bestie. Second sock, turned the heel waiting for foot outline to get correct fit working on the foot :waiting for foot print /on hold

      Jasmin is nearly finished with the 2nd part of her Ribbon Wrap in Neighborhood Fiber Co's Neon mini skein set ; Jasmin added a 7th color- a transition between hot pink and orange. Rex’s classmates have helped


      Jasmin has started on the test knit for the Sonesta by Chin Matthews, and is cruising up the body
      Meadowlands 12, color way Golem, lavender and pink and purple. Working on third triangle

      Gigi: working on Lazersheep sparkly yarn to knit socks for myself and anklets for G. Heel is turned, working on foot
      Jelly roll socks #3 for Genevieve: variegated white grey and black, with red contrast

      Gigi: unearthed a WIP pair of socks from our book (Operation Sock Drawer)


      Jasmin mentioned Brooklyn Boy Knits 

      Mother Knows Best:(17:35)

      • BYOA: Be Your Own Advocate (long covid clinic)


      When knitting attacks:(24:25)

      Gigi: Glasses got misplaced during knitting club 

      Jasmin: too many stripes, forgot the orange stripe


      Knit more, know more :(30:15)

      A segment about Persian culture, history, or just generally cool stuff about Persian people.

      Sprouting grains, Elections

      Ramadan has started: Infografic how to accommodate fasting students


      And sew on: (39:01)

      Gigi: Professional Image class 

      • Repair cafe.  ❤️

      Jasmin: 

      Zipper Soup- Episode 742- The Knitmore Girls

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      Listen here: 


      This week's episode is sponsored by:


      Ready for some retail therapy with a side of laughter and community? Look no further than Erin.Lane's monthly live sales! Each sale features a fresh theme (think whimsical unicorns, sassy llamas, you name it!), and you'll be the first to snag brand spankin' new fabrics. Who knows, you might just find your new favorite bag too.


      Make sure to never miss a minute (or fabric) by signing up for the newsletter, and keep up with us in real time by with our Facebook community, Erin.Lane Bag Buddies. Bag buddies always get first access to new bags and fabrics, because who doesn't want to share the love of their besties?


        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


        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!

        IMG_6131
        Seismic Yarn & Dyeworks, based just outside of San Francisco, CA, creates color for people who love bold, saturated yarn and fiber as well as for those who might be *a little* afraid of wearing color.

        We dye a large range of colorways from neon and black light/UV reactive colors all the way through to deep, rich semi-solid, tonal, and low contrast variegated colorways. Of course, we only use the softest and most exquisite bases!

        Seismic Yarn & Dyeworks - color to rock your world!


        On the Needles :(0:39)


        Mother Knows Best:(18:18)

        Work Comfortably

        Knitting Comfortably by Carson Demers 
        Dryer sheets that remove pet fur (Bounce Pet Hair and Lint Guard)

        When Knitting Attacks:(33:01)

        Gigi: Lazer Sheep sparkle yarn. Decided to frog it, to knit it on size 1 needles, so much better 


        Knit more, know more: (35:00)

        A segment about Persian culture, history, or just generally cool stuff about Persian people.

        Elections are coming up.

        Also: new clothes for New Years

        Sketchers Flats

        Last Sewist Standing Challenge

        Bay Area Yarn Crawl

        Leila, Chai and Conversation 

        Straw into Gold:(44:19)


        • Jasmin is beading the fringe on the houndstooth wrap, in grey and yellow in Tess Yarns Silk Chenille.  Wove it on the Schacht Flip loom with - 160 ends. 

        Fire Mountain Gems

        And Sew On:(54:14)

        Jasmin: More small mends and repairs. 

        Panel panties

        The New Look, Apple TV+ series about French designers during WW2

        Knitting Show from Denmark (The Great Knit Off )


        Saturday, March 2, 2024

        Cooking Zippers- Episode 741- The Knitmore Girls

        See ya on the Flip side. 😜  ⚡️ (Houndstooth wrap, @TessYarns Silk Chenille in grey and yellow, woven on a 20” @Schacht_Spindle_Company Flip Loom) ⚡️ #WeaversOfInstagram #Handwoven  #BIPOCMaker  #Weaving #handdyedyarn #  

        Listen here:


        This week's episode is sponsored by:

        Ready for some retail therapy with a side of laughter and community? Look no further than Erin.Lane's monthly live sales! Each sale features a fresh theme (think whimsical unicorns, sassy llamas, you name it!), and you'll be the first to snag brand spankin' new fabrics. Who knows, you might just find your new favorite bag too.


        Make sure to never miss a minute (or fabric) by signing up for the newsletter, and keep up with us in real time by with our Facebook community, Erin.Lane Bag Buddies. Bag buddies always get first access to new bags and fabrics, because who doesn't want to share the love of their besties?


          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


          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!

          IMG_6131
          Seismic Yarn & Dyeworks, based just outside of San Francisco, CA, creates color for people who love bold, saturated yarn and fiber as well as for those who might be *a little* afraid of wearing color.

          We dye a large range of colorways from neon and black light/UV reactive colors all the way through to deep, rich semi-solid, tonal, and low contrast variegated colorways. Of course, we only use the softest and most exquisite bases!

          Seismic Yarn & Dyeworks - color to rock your world!


           
          One minute health update

          On the Needles :(0:35)

          FO:Gigi:  Jelly roll#2 for socks for G out of Fliegende Untertasse, Schoppelwolle



          Mother Knows Best: (23:03)

          Let people in on your plan. They can’t contribute if they don’t know what’s going on. (Spring cleaning for Nowrooz.) Spring Equinox

          Leila from Chai and Conversation  

          When knitting attacks:(33:25)

          Gigi: Meadowlands #11 : ball of yarn fell apart. Horrendous yarn barf.  Next meadowlands is going in a ziplock bag, with one end going around, and the center pull section through a snipped hole in the bottom of the bag .

          Gigi: picked up too many stitches for G heel flap.  It annoyed me, it didn’t want to get done . Ripped back, picked up the correct amount of stitches, back in business. Not annoyed at it anymore 

          Gigi: jelly roll socks :arch ribbing. Missed changing colors at one spot. 

          Lazer sheep sparkle yarn. Decided to frog it, will knit it on size 1 needles 

          Jasmin: Made one sleeve with the correct math. Made the second sleeve doing the reverse (not paying attention to the directions), and it was huuuuuuuge. Ripped, reknit.


          Knit more, know more :(40:15)

          A segment about Persian culture, history, or just generally cool stuff about Persian people.


          Amazon Prime: 

          Fiasco 

          (it’s also a podcast)


          1900's Correction: Persians asked the Americans for help against the British colonialists , but they decided to support the British, and their oil profits

          Straw into Gold:(55:42)


          • Jasmin has finished weaving houndstooth, in grey and yellow in Tess Yarns Silk Chenille.  Wove it on the Schacht Flip loom with - 160 ends. Waiting on beads to arrive to finish fringe and block.


          And Sew On:(58:19)

          Gigi:

          • Professional Image class at Westvalley College

          • Using fashion magazines to make collages

          • Had a guest speaker who did color analysis 

          • Repair Cafe is open again

          Jasmin: