Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Personal Equity - Episode 544 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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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
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On the Needles:(0:34)
** admin update. Episodes 101-491 aren’t available until we finish admin work on them.

Gigi is working on a pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks out of the Mani-Pedi vacation yarn, then
started another pair with Regia Pairfect Kids color for the nieceling. 

Jasmin took her Weekender (knit in Lisa Souza BFL worsted in “Blue Spruce”) to Hamilton and knit a
couple of inches on the body.

The button band on Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is complete, just needs to finish being joined,
and do the bead buttons and the buttonhole band.

Jasmin is still casting on Panjereh top by Christina Danaee out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio sock.

Andrew got beads for buttons at Global Beads
Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment KAL we're collaborating on!

Jasmin’s Viajante is inching towards the mesh section.

In Stitches (14:39)
Jasmin wore her Squashblossom Sprig to Hamilton

Events: (18:52):
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls
- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Not Along
Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving
-Shark Week starts July 28

Mother Knows Best:(21:36)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about 
How to set up and display garments at a convention
Look for a vendor group online. 

When Knitting Attacks:(31:19)
Gigi: socks.  Heel increases on Vanilla is the new Black socks. 
Jasmin can’t feel slipped stitches in the dark.

Tour de Fleece:(34:00)
Jasmin finally finished sewing her drive band, then finished the first sweater project: plied. 3 more
bobbins need to have the yarn wound off/yardage counted. She is using the Akerworks Butterfly Kate
Join Team Sasquatch if you haven't done so already.
Also, be mindful of your body. Ergonomics. Make sure you are Knitting Comfortably
Gigi:  started a braid of Purl up and Dye on a Jenkins's  Lark Turkish spindle 
Tuesday August 6th Jasmin will be posting on Lady Dye's Instagram

And Sew On:(43:57)
Dress form class at Cañada College. Had second fitting for the dress form cover.  Foam body arrived 
Covered the body of the old form instead, and stuffed with batting.  
Remaining: sewing bias tape to neckline 
Genevieve: finished the maze.  Started curves. The Best of Sewing Machine Fun for Kids

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Public Knitters - Episode 543 - 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
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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:(0:34)


One minute update: Niki.
Thank you, Kevin and LittleSkeinAnne for co-hosting in Mom's absence!
** admin update. Episodes 101-491 aren’t available until we finish admin work on them.
Gigi: finished a pair of socks in Paton's Kroy


Started another pair with vacation yarn.
The body of Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is complete, sleeves are done, steek has been done.
Jasmin is still casting on Panjereh top by Christina Danaee out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio sock.


Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment MAL we're collaborating on!
Jasmin mentions her Tundra pullover, body is done nearly to the armholes.
Answered sister’s knitting questions, showed nieceling how to knit and purl.  
Also, helped her warp her Melissa and Doug tapestry loom.  She made a picture tapestry with
cardboard strips and then warped it again and she started a  project with bulky yarn.  
Jasmin’s Viajante is 16g from the mesh section.
Jasmin swatched for a Harukaze top in Lady Dye Fingering. 


In Stitches (27:44)
Gigi wore two dresses that she had sewn years ago. Nightshirt with modesty panel 
Also, wore A line skirt with invisible zipper from beginning clothing construction. Skirt was amazingly
comfortable 


Events: (29:54):
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls
- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Not Along
Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving
-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28,
-Shark Week starts July 28


Mother Knows Best:(31:31)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?"  thread about steeks. 
Jasmin mentions her even feed foot
Jasmin loves Anna Zilborg's Perfect Buttonhole out of Knitting For Anarchists, or you can try the
book via XRX's Stitchips!


Lucy Neatby uses a very polished steek finishing technique in her finishing book.


When Knitting Attacks:(44:04)
Gigi: Casting on for socks. Had one stitch too many.  Dropped last stitch. Turns out, I had missed a stitch
doing k2, p2.  Needed to make a cast on stitch 


Jasmin: Sewed steek before blocking.


Tour de Fleece:(48:11)
Bobbin core: replaced! Weaving instead of spinning.
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:(53:28)
Dress form class at Cañada College. Had second fitting for the dress form cover.  Foam body arrived 

Thierry Mugler exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal.


Sunday, July 21, 2019

Social Proofing - Episode 542 - The Knitmore Girls

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Listen here:
This week's episode is sponsored by:
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

Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. We also have a bi-monthly yarn club called Club Dragonfly. You can join on a pro-rated basis and receive three more shipments, with or without bonus swag.

Chicagoland folks can find us at STITCHES Midwest in booths 304/306/308 from August 1st-4th in Schaumburg, Illinois.

All of our products are available on our website, www.dragonflyfibers.com. Come see why we say that Dragonfly Fibers are the colors of happiness.
Ever face the tedious task of having to drop down and correct a mistake in your knitting? The Fix-A-Stitch is here to help! It’s a double-ended tool that uses a patented method to change stitches from knit to purl or purl to knit quick and easy. Check our website for great tutorials and other ways to use it. The tool comes in a package of three for light, medium or bulky weights. A lace weight tool is sold separately. Fix-A-Stitch is available at local yarn shops around the country. More information available at www.fixastitch.com.

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



On the Needles:(0:34)
Thank you, LittleSkeinAnne for co-hosting in Mom's absence!
** admin update. Episodes 101-491 aren’t available until we finish admin work on them.

The body of Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is complete, first sleeve is done, second sleeve is past the
halfway point.

Anne is knitting an Ama sweater in her hand-dyed Merino Sport

Jasmin is still casting on a Panjereh top by Christina Danaee out of Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio sock

Anne cast on a Pebbles & Pathways Sock, designed by heybrownberry, in her Smooth Sock club
colorway “Marilla’s Amethyst Brooch.” (This is for Sock School)

Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment MAL we're collaborating on! We
talk about a Rhinebeck Lonely Hearts type club.


Jasmin is making some slow  progress on her Viajante. Jasmin mentions getting to see Patti LuPone in
concert, and Brenda's French Soul Food (restaurant).

Jasmin mentions her Tundra pullover.

Most of Anne’s knitting time has gone to an upcoming kit sample (Hiirnaqtuq) designed by Caroline Dick
which is inspired by a children’s book about an Inuktitut mother’s love for her child and their arctic landscapes. 

Anne finished a two-night project: Alfalfa (baby) Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn.

In Stitches (22:39)

San Francisco summer means Karl the Fog and sweater weather. Anne has been wearing her Birkin
sweater (now steeked into a cardigan), Ursa by Jacqueline Cieslak (bulky cropped pullover, knit in a
bright ruby red grapefruit color for cheerfulness in the damp grey weather), Water & Stone by
Veera Valimaki, and her Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter.

Jasmin wore her Sprig pullover in San Francisco.

Anne has also been wearing two different styles of the Odacier “Thea Rachelle Raglan” pattern, both
are short sleeve, and one is regular mid-hip length and the other is tunic length and she made it to wear
under her Soldotna. Both are made from Kaufman Essex Yarn-Dyed Linen

Jasmin talks about Rick Mondragon's Knit to Fit class, and proportion.

Events: (33:04):
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Anne mentions Amy Herzog's CustomFit.
- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls
- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes Not Along
Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving
-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28,

Mother Knows Best:(37:14)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?"  thread about how we
squeak in our knitting time. Where do you find time to knit?
Jasmin talks about Sultana

When Knitting Attacks:(47:52)

Anne’s beagle attacked her ball of Do or Donut.

Review:(56:14)

Online Activism for the Conflict Averse
Anne’s Instagram: @littleskeinanne
Book recommendations: So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo and White Fragility by
Robin DiAngelo

- If you're consuming their writing, please buy your teachers a KO-FI.
- Engage in social proof. (Hit the like button) Signal boost posts from people of color.
- Diversify purchases and buy from POC. 
- If you have a question, start with googling your question.
- What is tone policing? (Don't tell a person of color that they would be more effective, if they were "nice")
- Signal boost salient comments, so they rise to the top
- The "An Unfinished Object" blog, Follow it, and support it 
Tour de Fleece:(1:35:58)
Driveband and WW woes. Genevieve drop spindles! Jasmin mentions sewn drive bands.
Join Team Sasquatch if you haven't done so already.
Also, be mindful of your body. Ergonomics. Make sure you are Knitting Comfortably