Friday, April 29, 2016

Earthquake preparedness - Episode 375 - The Knitmore Girls

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  We have been talking about the Bar-Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2 lately.  In a nutshell, Bar-Maids announced that only 150 boxes would be guaranteed available with 50 on a waiting list. Just over 300 people have signed up for the pre-sale notification. With the potential of 150 people being disappointed, Bar-Maids, the Knitmore Girls, and some amazing indies have collaborated to make the 300 happen.  Three Hundred (300) boxes will be available - guaranteed! The cut off date to receive prenotification for the House Special #2 Box is Friday, April 29th.  The Pre-sale will begin in May and those signed up will receive an email notice regarding the pre-sale. Once 300 boxes have sold, there will be no more available.  If you want notification when the presale begins delivered to your inbox, get your name on the list – NOW! . . Now to decide: -Perfect Mother's Day gift (it won’t arrive until October, but oh… the anticipation)-Birthday gift (better than another coffee card)-Enabler present (perfect timing)-Now at college and this is (almost) better than a homemade cookie collection from Mom/Dad-For “myself” because this is the best thing since sweet potato fries.The contents are priceless; the cost less than $99.00
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On The Needles:(0:33)

Gigi is working on her Fancy Zebra Cowl #Zebralong, #LuxAdornaKnits. She is putting in lifelines for safety.

Jasmin is working on the Spock sweater, and is terribly pleased by the vertical stripes. Jasmin has planned to knit Turtlepurls Star Treck Trio into sweaters. She mentions the (NZAK Quick Knitter) sock knitting machine.

She is planning to win her personal competition with Emily for Stash Dash. Trash talking has commenced. #TeamCuteknitter. Stash Dash will commence May 28.

 Gigi is working on Opus the Octopus. This is a Knitty pattern in an Infinite Twist kit. Jasmin mentions the Tentacles exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

 Jasmin wants to knit some Rebecca Danger creatures, and has found a place to order eyes.
She has also made great progress on the Welcome to the Flock cardigan for Rex, and she is enthusing about the hand of the yarn.

Genevieve's Coronation cardigan has the needles for the Welcome to the Flock cardigan.
Gigi can't find any empty size 6 needles for the #Elizalong, and thinks maybe she should order a set of interchangeable Chia Goo needles.

Gigi is making slow progrees on her Peppermint Mocha socks. She  has started on the Trouvaille, which is an Infinite Twist kit.

She dropped a big bag of Preemie hats at the SCVMC NICU. They were very happy. They also need blankets the size of a receiving blanket.

"An ideal size for receiving blankets would be 34 to 36 inches square, which actually serves the dual purpose mentioned above. A standard size baby blanket measures 36 inches by 52 inches. It will cover a baby's crib properly."- Google

Jasmin mentions bullet journals.

In Stitches:(24:16)

Gigi wove in the ends of her Sothia shawl andworeit, she wore two pairs of socks from the Knitters Curiosity Cabinet, and she brought over a pair of the van Gogh socks for Jasmin.

Genevieve wore her Elsa cardigan and hat, Rex snuggled under his  Love blanket. He also wore he Baby Puerperium that Cchellez knit, that matches everything.


Operation Sock Drawer
Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
You could double dip with Voolenvine's Box O socks KAL.

Mother Knows Best:(30:26)

 This week we answer questions from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
 about buying yarn with a large stash, and about what to do with a sweater that doesn't fit.
Jasmin talks about the Persian Tiles blanket.

When Knitting Attacks:(41:54)

 Gigi got kicked by her  Fancy Zebra Cowl
Jasmin's Spock sweater was subject to tiny domestic terrorism.


We were tagged by the Geeky Girls and are responding:

5 Podcasters to have dinner with :
Gigi's choices

Knit Girlls
The Twin Set

Wil Wheaton

Leslie and Laura of the Knit Girlls
Michelle of Actually Knitting
Amy Beth, the Fat Quirrel
Danie and Susie, the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin
Isabelle of Fluffy Fibers

5 People:
Anthony Bourdain
Tim Gunn
Michael Buble
The Muppets

Diana Gabaldon
Aaron Sorkin
Priscilla Gibson-Roberts
Meg Swansen
Amy Detjen

5 Fictional Characters:

- Madame DeFarge
- Claire and Jaime Fraser
- Tyrion Lannister of Game of Thrones
- Spock
- Miles Vorkosigan


Josh Lyman of  West Wing
Sidney Chambers from Grantchester
Spike from Buffy
Claire Fraser from Outlander
Abby from NCIS


This week we review Stitches for Tailored Knits, by Jean Frost
Jasmin really likes her other Jacket books.
Custom Fit Jackets

Jasmin also mentions Barbara Walker's Stitch pattern books

And Sew On:(59:45)

Gigi was inspired by Voolenvine's dresses. She wants a sloper and bought a Vogue sloper pattern and 1/4"cotton gingham . She mentions the McCalls sloper pattern.


  1. Loved the purloined section! It would be great if we could have that question in a thread in the Knitmore girls podcast rav group for listeners to put in their choices!

    Lastly, Trex's pic for this episode is so adorable!

    1. Thanks! We have it in episode thread. We'd love to see your 5-5-5s!