Friday, December 13, 2019

ProcrastiKnitting - Episode 562 - The Knitmore Girls

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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.
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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
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

 On the Needles:(0:48)

Gigi: Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock. Grey stripes. Both heels are turned, working on feet

Jasmin is nearly done re-knitting the second sleeve on the Jedi cardigan 
Gigi has finished the wrap sweater, neckband is done 
Gigi  finished the  Regia Pairfect   All socks are done, ends woven in, and blocked and mailed

Jasmin  finished with the colorwork, and made good progress on Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater 
(Oliver Sweater) out of Onyx Fiber Arts DK during Knives Out (possibly at the underarm?).

Gigi: Wee Envelope sweater : sleeves and shoulders done

Jasmin mended Genevieve’s hearthstone by doing a knitted on patch she saw a tutorial for.

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:
Maine Access Immigrant Network
237 Oxford St., Suite 25A
Portland, ME 04101

Events: (12:40)
- Yarn Canada for Good  LINK?
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (need a catchy hashtag)
- True North Hearts and Hands donations:
-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.
If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!
In Stitches (16:41)
Yarn Girls V-Neck, Goin’ Gold hat
Gigi: Night cap, red cowl 

Mother Knows Best:(20:48)
One bite at a time. (Wash one sweater, etc)

When Knitting Attacks: (27:41)
Jasmin ran out of yarn while #knittinginthedark
Gigi's slipped stitches turned out crooked.

Straw into Gold:(29:47)
Shave em to save em. Livestock Conservancy
Jasmin mentions the Sheepspot podcast

And Sew On:(33:10)
For Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College: made a new, clean bodice muslin, set in sleeves and 
separating zipper on the  bodice 
Also, continued to copy alterations to bodice to the pattern 
Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. Turned in binder with all notes.

Final project was due last week. Home dec sofa cushion with trapunto.  Design is an ancient Persian 
drinking vessel with a ram motif.  Challenging to copy the Design onto the fabric.
Free motion quilting was not hard, needed to make sure stitch length looked good.
Needed 3 techniques. Did some beading. Threaded a quilted channel with cotton cord for 
the 3rd technique.


Monday, December 9, 2019

Knitmore After Dark - Episode 561- The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
LoLo Body Care, formally Bar-Maids, creates exceptional moisturizers hand-poured by staff who add a good dose of heartfelt love to each one. Most all their supplies are made in the US, and their beeswax sourced from a local farm. Besides quality, the value of their product lies in that they last a very long time and are loved to the very last bit. They built their brand on being eco-friendly and their new packaging rocks. Their customers and customer service are rare and treasured jewels.
They only have one sale annually. It is their time to give back while supporting others to give more. Their annual sale begins Thanksgiving Day, noon and ends December 4th, noon.
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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.

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)

Jasmin has reknit the front, and one of the sleeves on the Jedi cardigan 
Gigi has finished the sleeves of the wrap sweater, only needs neckband 
Gigi  finished the  Regia Pairfect   All socks are done, ends woven in, and blocked and shipped!

Jasmin  finished with the colorwork, and made good progress on Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater
(Oliver Sweater) out of Onyx Fiber Arts DK during Frozen 2.

Gigi: Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock. Grey stripes. Both heels are turned. 



Gigi  finished the knitting on the polygon blanket,  all hexagons done. 



We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:
Maine Access Immigrant Network
237 Oxford St., Suite 25A
Portland, ME 04101

Events: (5:23)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (need a catchy hashtag)
- True North Hearts and Hands donations:
-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.
If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!
  • Stitches West! Feb 20 - 23
  • Grinchalong. December 1st - 31st #Grinchalong


In Stitches (9:44)
Gigi: Night cap, polar fleece penguin robe, red serpentine cowl 
Rex wore his Landon

Mother Knows Best:(14:50)
This week we talk about gifts- knitted and otherwise. Let us know your creative solutions.

When Knitting Attacks: (20:58)
Gigi was working on the Wee Envelope. Needs to be ripped back, numbers are wrong
Jasmin ran out of yarn for the Jedi Wrap Cardigan

Review:(26:19)
This week we review

by Hunter Hammersen

And Sew On:(31:39)
Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College:  Made a new, clean bodice muslin, added more alterations,
added zipper to skirt, and separating zipper to bodice 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues:  
Embroidered jeans: Silk ribbon leaves, one jasmin blossom, scattered seed beads in red and yellow,
a padded pomegranate appliqué.  Enough work to turn in. 

Final project is due this week. Home dec. sofa cushion with trapunto quilting.  Motif is an ancient Persian
drinking vessel with a ram motif. 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

One With the Force - Episode 560 - The Knitmore Girls

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Listen here:

This week's episode is sponsored by:
LoLo Body Care, formally Bar-Maids, creates exceptional moisturizers hand-poured by staff who add a good dose of heartfelt love to each one. Most all their supplies are made in the US, and their beeswax sourced from a local farm. Besides quality, the value of their product lies in that they last a very long time and are loved to the very last bit. They built their brand on being eco-friendly and their new packaging rocks. Their customers and customer service are rare and treasured jewels.
They only have one sale annually. It is their time to give back while supporting others to give more. Their annual sale begins Thanksgiving Day, noon and ends December 4th, noon.
erin_lane_logo coloredb grey

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.

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
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
plumdeluxe_logo_straptea
Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you'll receive a hand blended, all-organic,loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like discounts, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving and supporting tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift. Visit plum deluxe dot com slash tea to learn more.


On the Needles:(0:33)
Jasmin FINISHED her Polwarth pullover. 
Jasmin has reknit the back on the Jedi cardigan .

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect   All socks are done, ends woven in, need to be blocked 
Regia Kidperfect: Garterstitch heels. Ends woven in. 
Jasmin picked up a pair of Halloween socks and knit the cuff (Asfaltsflickan in “Glow Away”)

Jasmin is nearly finished with the color work on Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater (Oliver Sweater) out of

Gigi: Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock. Grey stripes 
Jasmin picked up her Weekender (knit in Lisa Souza BFL worsted in “Blue Spruce”) 
Gigi started the last ball of yarn for the polygon blanket,  Two hexagons done 



We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:
Maine Access Immigrant Network
237 Oxford St., Suite 25A
Portland, ME 04101

Events: (15:33)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (needs a catchy hashtag)
- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov
- True North Hearts and Hands donations:
-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.
If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!
- Grinchalong December 1st to end of December
- Stitches West! Feb 20 - 23
In Stitches (20:20)
Jasmin wore her Polwarth pullover, the yellow citron that Gigi knit.
Gigi: grey Knitmore cowl. Grey Three Color Cashmere Cowl, Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap

Mother Knows Best:(22:42)
This week we answer a question from the “What do you want to hear about?” thread about 
going through your things
Jasmin will put Patreon subscriptions onto her wish list. 
Jasmin mentions the excellent shoe repair place (FJ Western Wear & Boot Repair)

When Knitting Attacks: (32:46)
Gigi: managed to twist the cast on row of the Polygon blanket 
Puppies got hold of the grey Knitmore cowl 

Straw into Gold:(34:25)
Jasmin took poor wool and Louet Victoria to preschool for simple machine special project take 2.

And Sew On:(38:23)
Rascals got hold of Taco Dragon and Jasmin did toy surgery.

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College:  Made a new, clean bodice muslin, added more alterations
Made a new beautiful skirt muslin. Need to redo it.   Sleeve alterations.
Final project is a clean sloper. Skirt with waistband and zipper.  Bodice with separating zipper 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 
Assignment was to embellish printed fabric and lace fabric with beads and sequins. Also to use shells for
Embellishment.  Didn’t have any, used washers and bolts for a hem treatment.


Embellished jeans: opened side seam so I have room to work. Next step was couching the crochet cotton
lines onto the jeans. Couching the vines was a big part of the project, labor and time intensive.

Silk ribbon leaves, one Jasmin Blossom, scattered seed beads in red and yellow, a padded pomegranate
appliqué.