Saturday, May 21, 2022

She's Not My Supervisor- Episode 673- The Knitmore Girls

Perfect for espionage or you know, casual espionage.  (Pattern: the deep cowl neck pullover by Caleigh Noades from @VogueKnittingMagazine in @SeismicYarn’s “Natasha” colorway)  You can hear all about this project, and all the others on The Knitmore Girls  

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Presented by Ancient Arts Yarn, Edmonton Fibre Frolic is Edmonton’s premier yarn and fibre festival. We connect fibre enthusiasts - makers, creators, teachers, learners – everyone sharing a love for all things fibre, yarn, and textiles. Join us May 28, 2022 and let us help you discover the wealth of luxury in your yarn habit. 

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.

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!
beadbiz

Bead Biz has a secret. We Love Bling! In a world of squishy yummy yarn, beads make your knitting stand out and sparkle. We love helping our customers make their projects even more beautiful, and beads are just the ticket. It’s not even hard. In fact, the hardest part of knitting with beads is knitting!


If you can knit, you can knit with beads. Don’t know where to start? We have tons of kits to help you out. From beginner to master knitter, Bead Biz is here to help. You can make amazing knitted jewelry, gorgeous shawls, even hats, and gloves! If you can knit it, we can help you bead it.


What’s on your needles? No matter what it is, beads will make it even better!


#BetterWithBeads


On the Needles: (0:37)

  • Gigi soaked all the swatches for the Elton, stretched and put them down to dry. Got gauge!

  • Jasmin finished-finished the deep cowl neck pullover for Genevieve in Seismic Yarn’s “Natasha” colorway.

  • Gigi is working on the second of the psychedelic socks for Genevieve

  • Jasmin swatched for the Bobbi Top by Gavriella Treminio in Oink Pigments Linen/Silk DK “Guild”

  • Gigi socks for Andrew. Meilenweit Not self knitting. Started second sock 


In Stitches(12:05)
Gigi wore her grinchy Musselburg hat
Jasmin wore her resistance hat

Events:(14:44)

Neighborhood Fiber Company Go Fund Me  update :LINK

$56,684 up to $57,779  this last week; raised of the $150,000.00 goal



Mother Knows Best:(22:16)

Pince Nez

Coco floss


When Knitting Attacks:(36:48)

Gigi: cast on Elton. It is cast on from both shoulders separately, and then the neck is cast on, then the two halves are combined. Muddled up the short rows. Repeatedly 


Knits in Space:(32:23)

Crochet club! Tiny crochet enthusiast.

Wireless Outdoor speaker 
Drunk History 

And Sew On

wrap dress Vogue 8646

Pattern alterations: 

Knitmore dress: too tight under the arms. Had a niece try it on. Too tight for her. 


Sew many Dresses, sew little Time update 


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Tornado of Fresh Air- Episode 672- The Knitmore Girls Podcast

Untitled

Listen here:


This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Presented by Ancient Arts Yarn, Edmonton Fibre Frolic is Edmonton’s premier yarn and fibre festival. We connect fibre enthusiasts - makers, creators, teachers, learners – everyone sharing a love for all things fibre, yarn, and textiles. Join us May 28, 2022 and let us help you discover the wealth of luxury in your yarn habit. 

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.

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!
beadbiz

Bead Biz has a secret. We Love Bling! In a world of squishy yummy yarn, beads make your knitting stand out and sparkle. We love helping our customers make their projects even more beautiful, and beads are just the ticket. It’s not even hard. In fact, the hardest part of knitting with beads is knitting!


If you can knit, you can knit with beads. Don’t know where to start? We have tons of kits to help you out. From beginner to master knitter, Bead Biz is here to help. You can make amazing knitted jewelry, gorgeous shawls, even hats, and gloves! If you can knit it, we can help you bead it.


What’s on your needles? No matter what it is, beads will make it even better!


#BetterWithBeads


On the Needles: (0:37)

  • Gigi finished a pair of denim blue tube socks for Genevieve

  • Jasmin finished the knitting on the deep cowl neck pullover for Genevieve in Seismic Yarn’s “Natasha” colorway, and is seaming it together. Jasmin mentions Wonderclips

  • Gigi: striped Regia sock for Andrew  first sock done ,second is cast on. Matched colors 

  • Jasmin has made progress on the Princess Bean pullover test knit for the younger Seismic Intern in Seismic Yarns Butter DK “Tanzanite

  • Gigi Elton cardigan. Swatched, swatch is washed Gauge Wizard LINK

  • Jasmin is crocheting the XY scarf Jasmin mentions the 19th Amendment kit from Lady Dye Yarns.

  • Gigi cast on another pair of self knitting socks for Andrew. Meilenweit Not self knitting The stripes are 2 ¼” wide



In Stitches(16:07)
  • Gigi is wearing her Grinchy Musselburg at night
  • Jasmin likes knitting and wearing cotton and silk, and linen and silk. Both machine washable.
  • She likes the linen silk from oink. She wore her Encinitas top,
  • Genevieve wore the  Coronation cardigan, and the purloined Musselburg, and the scarf she wove.
  • Rex  wore his Black Widow hoodie, and his Lionheart hoodie
  • Gigi wants to  knit the Waiting for Rain, by Sylvia McFadden

Events:(21:57)

Neighborhood Fiber Company Go Fund Me  update :LINK

From $56,684 to $56,754this last week; raised of the $150,000.00 goal


Mother Knows Best:(30:34)

Mise en place for sewing 


When Knitting Attacks:(34:52)

Socks and a swatch attack Gigi!


Knits in Space:(36:34)

The Golden Thread; How Fabric Changed History 

Gigi mentions cloth of Gold , Persian weavers in China, cloth embroidered with gold, as well as sea silk, and a rug with gold warp

Crochet club! Tiny crochet enthusiast. <3

Jasmin mentions TLYarncraft Studio (here's the YouTube channel as well)

And Sew On:(46:04)

Wrap dress Vogue 8646

Pattern alterations: shortened bodice front and back by 1 inch. Made underarm seams ½ “ wider

Added ½”on each front bodice. also do back bodice. Need to add an inseam pocket 

Looked through old class notes , and Palmer Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting 

Plan  B. Make a muslin 

Also: add inseam pockets!

Jasmin mended a pair of Genevieve’s Cat and Jack pants while she was still wearing them.


Friday, May 6, 2022

Instant Gratification Stripes- Episode 671- The Knitmore Girls

  I saw @jmgknits’ XY scarf (by @mijocrochet) at #StitchesWest and it was love at first sight.  I found the perfect yarn for it while searching for The Missing Skein of Fuschia Ribbon; the 19th Amendment Kit from @LadyDyeYarns!  It’s absolutely potato chip

Listen here:

This episode is sponsored by:

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Presented by Ancient Arts Yarn, Edmonton Fibre Frolic is Edmonton’s premier yarn and fibre festival. We connect fibre enthusiasts - makers, creators, teachers, learners – everyone sharing a love for all things fibre, yarn, and textiles. Join us May 28, 2022 and let us help you discover the wealth of luxury in your yarn habit. 

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.

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)

Jasmin mentions the Ohlone Restaurant in the Berkeley area


Events:(15:22)

Neighborhood Fiber Company Go Fund Me  update :LINK

$52,598 up to $53,654 this last week; raised of the $150,000.00 goal

  • Jasmin & Lady Dye Diane are co-hosting a KAL! The Sea Glass Pullover (in DK). Pushed back to late may!

  • Stash Dash! May-August

  • Carpet Beetle Gate 2022 (Here's the bug identification app Jasmin mentioned)

  • #MeMadeMay is coming up, Gigi is listening to Check your Thread, a sewing podcast by the lady who started MeMadeMay

  • STITCHES SoCal in Pasadena!


Mother Knows Best:(20:19)

Sometimes you just need a sounding board


When Knitting Attacks:(24:16)

Gigi overshoots length of sock leg by 1 ½”

Has not done a heel flap in such a long time, forgot the sequence 


Knits in Space:(29:57)

The Golden Thread 

How Fabric Changed History 

Bolt Threads in Emeryville, making synthetic spider silk out of sugar, water, salt, and yeast at a commercially viable scale 

4000 kinds of spider silk from different species 

Jasmin mentions Wildkratts


And Sew On:(34:36)

Tracing pattern for wrap dress Vogue 8646

Seam allowances discs from Zede’s studio. Sewing out loud 


Thursday, April 28, 2022

Gigilocks and the Three Swatches- Episode 670- The Knitmore Girls

I have solved the “what can I knit and wear in hot weather?” quandary. Sweaty Betty tested and approved. 🐚 ‍♀️ (Pattern: Pyramis #TestKnit for @mamasteddybear, Yarn: deeeeeeeep stash silk ribbon, earrings: large size @birdieparkerdesigns large Adell

Listen here:

This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Presented by Ancient Arts Yarn, Edmonton Fibre Frolic is Edmonton’s premier yarn and fibre festival. We connect fibre enthusiasts - makers, creators, teachers, learners – everyone sharing a love for all things fibre, yarn, and textiles. Join us May 28, 2022 and let us help you discover the wealth of luxury in your yarn habit. 

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.

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)



Events:(12:50)

Neighborhood Fiber Company Go Fund Me  update!

$45,358 up to $52,598 this last week; raised of the $150,000.00 goal

  • Jasmin & Lady Dye Diane are co-hosting a KAL! The Sea Glass Pullover (in DK). Pushed back to late may!

  • Stash Dash! May-August

  • Carpet Beetle Gate 2022

  • #MeMadeMay is coming up, Gigi is listening to Check your Thread, a sewing podcast by the lady who started MeMade May

  • STITCHES South in Pasadena!


Mother Knows Best:(17:27)

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!

When Knitting Attacks:(24:11)

Gigi has trouble swatching 

Jasmin deals with a “vaguely helpful pattern”


Knits in Space:(35:21)

The Golden Thread 

How Fabric Changed History 

Item made from the silk of Golden Orb Spiders in Madagascar at the V&A