Thursday, February 16, 2017

Beginning Knitter - Episode 416 - The Knitmore Girls

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Remember your favorite story from childhood with a fresh, modern kit from Little Skein in the Big Wool. We’ll be at Stitches West with a brand new kit inspired by Beauty and the Beast, and eight brand new yarn colorways inspired by the Enchanted Forest, including exclusive hand-dyed yarn from Voolenvine, Gynx and more. See us at booth 1038, or online at

On the Needles:(0:40).

Jasmin finished the KitKat hat for Elizabeth (our NICU liaison) out of Knitted Wit’s Be Mine colorway. #yarnlovechallenge. Jasmin mentions her 50lb tub of citric acid

Gigi has bound off the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm, out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (Strick Mich! Club).

Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowl again!. This is the Frank It Up kit from Black Trillium Fibre, and mentions the clips that keep the knitting neatly rolled up.

Gigi is swatching for the Pop blanket out of light worsted in Tess Yarn. Jasmin mentions the Vivid blanket

Jasmin has started on the beaded portion of the yoke on the Anna cardigan

Gigi is knitting Vanilla socks out of Regia Extra Twist Merino Color. This is her second pair this year.

She is knitting a preemie Quynn hat, and two preemie hats in the Kit Kat hat style, and she is organizing her dpns


We will be attending
- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest: if you're a vendor and want to participate, click the link and fill out the form!

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane booth

In Stitches:(29:50)

Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and 2016 socks, the Lorelei möbius by Sivia Harding, and loves the way it wears. And she wore her Kit Kat hat to the Planned Parenthood march.

Jasmin wore her Kit Kat hat. Genevieve wore her cat hat, duck sweater (yoked cardigan), and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat. And his monster pants.


#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!
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.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.
Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Next weeks prize is a skein of sock yarn from Black Trillium Fibres.

This weeks winner is MissLavelli, host of Inside Number 23, a knitting and sewing vidcast.

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread in the Knitmore Girls Ravelry group about convention etiquette.

Jasmin mentions the movie Memento . Jasmin mentions Specialties for sandwiches.

When Knitting Attacks:(39:11)

Gigi did Judy’s  amazing cast on for a preemie hat, and managed to get a purl ridge on the top of a Kit Kat hat.

Knitting preemie Kit Kat hat, she needed to measure on the cm side, used the inches side to measure.

Storing dpns with rubber bands leaves messy residue. She is planning to get more coil needle holders.


This week we review Heart on My Sleeve collection, by TinCanKnits

And Sew On:(59:51)

Gigi has been organizing the sewing area, and she has been organizing her pile of dpns.

1 comment:

  1. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, for mentioning those dang pull carts. I hate those things, they are so dangerous. I'm so glad to hear this are frowned upon. Now if only those people would listen to your podcast and leave those carts home. Or, put them with the girl scout groups at bag check in, which is the best thing at Stitches. Dump your lunch with the girl scouts and later go back and exchange your purchases for your lunch, start shopping all over again and collect all your bags at the end of the day.