Monday, January 17, 2022

Sparking California Sewing- Episode 660- The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:


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


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!



On the Needles: (0:34)

  • Gigi finished the Frankensocks

  • Gigi is working on a Musselburgh hat, in "Got your Goat" from Oink Pigments 


In Stitches:(21:44)

  • Gigi is wearing hand knit socks, nighties, Grinchy Musselburgh hat, Classic chic pulli, Katje hoodie, also, wearing socks as mittens 

  • Jasmin wore her Cardizen, calligraphy cardigan, and the Countdown Cardigan

  • Rex wore his Dragonfish Hoodie

  • We talk about Sweater Clips 

  • Jasmin explains the process of her bespoke buttonhole band step by step

  • Button hole cutter


Events:(39:18)


Mother Knows Best:(40:29)

It's OK to be wrong

We mention the Black Panther documentary, MLK/FBI

Knits in Space:(48:43)

The Golden Thread

Encanto!

Apple Air tag 


And Sew On: (57:30)

Gigi organized her sewing area

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Salvador Dali Order- Episode 659- The Knitmore Girls

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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


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!



On the Needles:(0:55)


In Stitches:(16:14)

  • Gigi is wearing hand knit socks, Mondo cable pullover, nighties, Grinchy Musselburgh hat , brand new Xmas socks, also, wearing socks as mittens 

  • Jasmin wore her snowflake hat, calligraphy cardigan 

Gigi mentions LLama, LLama
Jasmin enthuses over her OXO Sweater Dryers

Events:(23:28)


Mother Knows Best:(25:41))

One piece at a time


When Knitting Attacks:(36:00)

Gigi found dropped stitches on socks


Knits in Space:(40:09)

WollkanalUpdate from Laura and Frieda's wool project

We mention: Bob's Burgers, The Great North

Moro Fleece Works

Jasmin mentions the Great White Bale Project 


And Sew On: (48:32)

Gigi is planning for this year’s sewing. 

  • Make Nine Challenge? No showstoppers, practical things only

Gigi is reading The Golden Thread



Wednesday, January 5, 2022

PLOINK, PLOINK!- Episode 658- The Knitmore Girls

I hope everyone you knit for in 2022 is as enthusiastic a recipient as Rex is.  This is one of several hilarious and adorable poses he struck while I took his WIP photos. The rest are in stories.  [Pattern: Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns Top-Down Raglan
Listen here:

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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


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!

On the Needles:(0:39)


In Stitches:(17:25)

  • Gigi is wearing hand knit socks, the Mondo cable pullover, nighties, the Grinchy Musselburgh hat, and a grey Knitmore cowl. Also, wearing socks as mittens 

  • Rex wore his fox hat, Lionheart hoodie, and socks

  • Project N95


Events:(26:04)


Mother Knows Best:(30;16)

Take a beat and pivot.  LEGO exhibit

California Academy of Sciences
 

When Knitting Attacks:(39:30)

Gigi worked on the Xmas socks. Mis-crossed cable 

Jasmin neglected to do neck edge increases on Rex’s hoodie

Jasmin mentions Lego stitch markers, and the flat minifigure head markers from The Lemonade Shop

Nomadic yarns Starry Mandalorian Night bag


Knits in Space:(45:34)

Blinky’s Christmas Festival of Lights

Jinx and Dela Christmas Special

It's A Wonderful Life radioplay by TheatreWorks  


And Sew On: (44:52)

BRITEX

Gigi planning for 2022's sewing. 

Will donate old stash to Westvalley College Fashion Department

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Space Shuttle Troubleshooting- Episode 657- The Knitmore Girls

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Listen here:

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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


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

Celebrate the holiday season with magnificent color! Lisa Souza dye works specializes in dyeing mill spun yarns and fabulously decadent luxury handspun yarns, for discerning collectors.

Feed your grinchulous spirit with some delicious decadence at Lisaknit.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:(0:45)

  • Genevieve wound Woolens and Nosh,Targee Sock, in Cornucopia

  • Genevieve wound Woolens and Nosh,Targhee Sock,in Winter mint

  • Genevieve wound Woolens and Nosh, Mini Skein that came with Winter Mint


In Stitches:(9:48)

  • Gigi is wearing hand knit socks, Cassidy hoodie, Carli, nighties, Grinchy Musselburgh hat and the three color cowl. Also, wearing socks as mittens 

Genevieve wore her Griffyndor hat & scarf, her Pantastic Hoodie, her Coronation Cardigan, her Oliva Hat

Rex wore his fox hat, Lionheart hoodie, and hand sewn masks

  • Jasmin wore her resistance hat, Twist cardigan, Brioche gift hat


Events:(14:10)


Mother Knows Best:(21:57)

Genevieve talks about observing holiday traditions and making lists. She also mentions Jingle Jangle

and 
giant post-it notes.

When Knitting Attacks:(27:38)

Gigi worked on the Xmas socks. Misplaced cable needle.

Jasmin mentions the Leslie Wind cable needle


Knits in Space:(30:17)

Van Gogh immersive exhibit 

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

And Sew On: (36:45)

Gigi got ready to sew more pedal pushers.