Friday, June 14, 2019

Sweater After Sweater - Episode 537 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.

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We all have it, we all snicker about it.
Fun Fur.
Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn.
With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends. Pattern available on Ravelry; more info at infinitetwist.com

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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 for apple, android and kindle fire devices.


On the Needles:(0:36)
Gigi finished the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort. 45  green squares, 48 purple squares.
The body of Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is nearly complete.
Genevieve worked on her Elsa scarf.
Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.
Gigi is working on  The Joker and the Thief shawl by Melanie Berg. Yarn from Stitches 2018

Jasmin is nearly finished with the right half of the front on her  Myrna top by Joan Michael-McGowan
Gigi is knitting the Long Pure Garter Stitch Mitts, by Cat Bordhi, in Forbidden Fiber Co,

Jasmin is nearly done with the first sleeve of her Polwarth pullover in Neighborhood Fiber Co
Luxury Sport in the “Sanctuary City” benefit colorway.
Gigi is back working on the Rocky Coast cardigan.

Jasmin is working on the Sprig pullover. She loves Global Beads in Mountain View

Events: (20:26):
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing
- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls
- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Knot along
Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving
-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28,

Mother Knows Best:(21:51)
This week we answer a question from the what do you want to hear about thread about weaving in ends
in slippery yarn. we mention Fray Check Let us know how you deal with weaving is slippery yarn.

When Knitting Attacks:(29:59)
Gigi is working on The Joker and the Thief.  Did something wrong with the increases, now the count for is off

Review:(32:50)
Maja's Swedish Mittens  by Maja Karlsson

Tour de Fleece Training:(46:10)
- Week 4: prep your tools
Join Team Sasquatch if you haven't done so already.
Also, be mindful of your body. Ergonomics. Make sure you are Knitting Comfortably

Friday, June 7, 2019

Spicy Rocky Road - Episode 536 - The Knitmore Girls

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.
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We all have it, we all snicker about it.
Fun Fur.
Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn.
With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends. Pattern available on Ravelry; more info at infinitetwist.com
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On the Needles:(0:33)
We are drooling over ice cream. The Perfect Scoop.
Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.
Gigi is working on the green part of the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort. 45  green squares
are done so far, have yarn for one more, 48 purple squares.
Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is separated for the armholes!

She remains  enthusiastic about Knitcompanion
Gigi is working on  the Joker and the Thief shawl by Melanie Berg. Yarn from Stitches 2018

Jasmin has separated the sleeves on her #chooseyourownadventureKAL Sprig
in Squashblossom yellow and is zooming down the body.
Gigi suggests buttons by Sheila Ernst
Jasmin mentions the pleased expression on @antigonaNYC on Instagram in her Tundra Pullover. She also loves A Verb For Keeping Warm
Jasmin is making progress on the front on her  Myrna top by Joan Michael-McGowan out of
Gigi is knitting the Long Pure Garter Stitch Mitts, by Cat Bordhi, in Forbidden Fiber Co, Merino Nylon Stellina
in Coal Train
Gigi is back working on the Rocky Coast cardigan.
Jasmin mentions Sally Fox
Gigi is knitting more socks out of Patons Kroy, both need to be kitchenered and afterthought heeled.


Events: (23:46):
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is BACK ON!
- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24
- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Knot along
Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving
-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28,

Mother Knows Best:(25:44)
This week we discuss Franklin Habit’s  from the Lion Brand blog piece about the things we leave behind.

When Knitting Attacks:(41:11)
Gigi is working on Cat Bordhi wristers.  Edges are not crisp, but loose and flaring.  Frogged.
Will slip 1st stitch.  Yarn lost color all over my hands.  

Review:(44:07)
The Art of Circular Yokes, by Kerry Bogert

Tour de Fleece Training:(1:02:46)
Week 3:  take 25g and spin a sample to test both your fiber, and your wheel.

Join Team Sasquatch if you haven't done so already.
Also, be mindful of your body. Ergonomics. Make sure you are Knitting Comfortably

And Sew On:(1:04:03)
Sewing machine is back. Jasmin really likes Ray’s sewing in SJ.

Aki's Bakery is now closed. No link.

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Noble Elbow - Episode 535 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com
Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.
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Take advantage of HelloFresh’s special offer for 2019. Get $80 off your first month by going to
hellofresh.com/KNITMORE80 and enter KNITMORE80.
InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a
We all have it, we all snicker about it.
Fun Fur.
Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn.
With a sweet face, spiraling horns, and delightfully rotund body, Friendsheep by Cate Carter-Evans lets you transform your novelty and textured yarns into sweet, fleecy little friends. Pattern available on Ravelry; more info at infinitetwist.com
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 for apple, android and kindle fire devices.

On the Needles:(0:37)
Jasmin is making progress on the front on her  Myrna top by Joan Michael-McGowan out of

Gigi is back working on the Rocky Coast cardigan.

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

Gigi is working on the green part of the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort. 40 green squares are
done so far, 32 purple squares.  +5

Jasmin finished her Knitmore Vanilla Socks out of Oink Pigments “Roy G. Pig”, and did the Vanilla
Sock Pattern update. (First FO of stash dash!)
Gigi: the Joker and the Thief shawl by Melanie Berg. Stitches 2018
Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan yoke: colorwork finished! Jacquard floats!
She is enthusiastic about Knitcompanion
She talks about Jacqard floats and mentions Alasdair Post-Quinn's books, and
Gigi is knitting more socks out of Patons Kroy

Events: (18:37):
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is BACK ON!
- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24
-May 15 Knitgirllls rule change episode
- May  31 till end of August:Two Ewes Knot along
-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28, training starts May 22

Sherri from Morro Fleece Works will process the fleeces we bought there.
Anna Harvey had dryer balls


In Stitches:(26:44)
Jasmin:Parkland Boxy, and Breezy

Mother Knows Best:(29:41)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
wearing ease vs designer ease.
She mentions Kenneth D King

When Knitting Attacks:(38:30)
Gigi: socks. Messed up the toe decreases
Joker:haven’t gotten the rhythm yet, pulled back knitting three times
Kroy socks.  Cast on second sock.  Color stripes are running the opposite way of the first sock.  
Wound backwards?
Did my toes in regular stockinette.  Pulling it out again because Princess on the pea.
Jasmin mentions the Akerworks yarn caddy.
Joker and the Thief shawl.  Crossed stitch.

Tour de Fleece Training:(51:27)
Week 2: Weigh out your fiber into 25 g nests.
If you are preparing your own fiber: wash your fleece and start processing.
Join Team Sasquatch if you haven't done so already. LINK
Also, be mindful of your body. Ergonomics. Make sure you are Knitting Comfortably
Gigi spun and plied bits of hand spun that are just a taste will make nice preemie hats on the Turkish spindle

And Sew On:(54:00)
Sewing machine not working
Embroidered fabric for a dress for Jasmin. Changes for the new version: longer.  Incorporate the godets
into the garment to have fewer seams interrupting the embroidery.  Also, cut front and back on fold,
instead of two halves.
Correction: Gigi said warp thread. For straightening, one  pulls a weft thread.