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Friday, August 23, 2019

Hot Dog and Hamburger - Episode 547 - 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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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:(0:32)
Jasmin is excited about dog sweaters. 
Gigi spoilers Jasmin's plans for the Diaphanous Raglan. Jasmin mentions a kit from Neighborhood Fiber Co.

Gigi mentions the Where's the Opaque sweater
Our personal instagram handles are @gigidahling @cuteknitter .
Gigi finished a pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks out of the Mani-Pedi vacation yarn. #operationSockdrawer
The button band on Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is in finished. She mentions Splendid Apparel, by Anna Zilboorg.
She mentions the Couture Button tutorial
Gigi is working on the Polygon blanket again. She finished a turquoise ball of yarn
Jasmin mention plans for the Persian Tiles blanket.
Jasmin’s Viajante is inching towards the mesh section.

Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment KAL we're collaborating on!
She did an IG live on Friday with Diane .
you’re a BIPOC designer, make sure you’re on the Black Squirrel List. Jasmin is going to be making
Sevrine out of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Capital Luxury Sport in “Reservoir Hill”.
Gigi frogged the Rocky Coast cardigan to the waistline to start hip increases 

Name change - AVFKW Pioneer is now HORIZON. Check their announcement.

In Stitches (25:16)
Gigi wore the A line skirt from sewing class. 

Events: (26:44)
- #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
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

Mother Knows Best:(33:58)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about  wiggly ends.
Jasmin talked about the Knit Evenly app. 
Gigi mentions the buttonhole spacer gadget

When Knitting Attacks:(40:05)
Gigi  had to frog back the Mani Pedi sock. Yarn had a knot. Undid the knot , and did a Russian join
Working on another Pairfect sock.  Halfway through the sole, the yellow end of the sock part popped up.
A line skirt.  Machine hem came out.
Also, bias neckline did not turn out well.

Review:(44:42)
Rachel Herron has a new book : Stolen Things

Straw into Gold:(53:32)
Jasmin finished plying a charcoal grey sweater’s worth of singles, 2670m added to Stashdash totals.

And Sew On:(56:03)
Gigi’s sewing class at CaƱada College started.
Expected result for this semester: fitted sloper for skirt, bodice and sleeve 

Bookstore had binders with supplies for this class

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Sobriety Test - Episode 546 - The Knitmore Girls

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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
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We have a busy fall show schedule! Come see us at Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival September 28th and 29th in Berryville, Virginia!
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.
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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:(0:41)
PUPPIES! Meet Han and Chewie
Our personal instagram handles are @gigidahling @cuteknitter .
Jasmin finished her  Vanilla is the New Black socks in White Birch Fiber Arts “At Night, the Ice Weasels
Come” while shushing kids during the performances. 
Jasmin mentions Jade from the Geek Girls Craft podcast 
Jasmin started a pair of Vanilla is the New black socks out of White Birch Fiber Arts "Study in Peach,
Mint".
Gigi is working on a pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks out of the Mani-Pedi vacation yarn.  
She  got to the toes, then started another pair with Regia Pairfect Kids color for the nieceling. 
#operationSockdrawer


The button band on Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is in progress. She mentions Splendid Apparel, by
Anna Zilboorg.

Gigi is working on the  Polygon blanket again. She finished another hexagon 
Jasmin’s Viajante is inching towards the mesh section.



Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment KAL we're collaborating on!
you’re a BIPOC designer, make sure you’re on the Black Squirrel List. Jasmin is going to be making
Sevrine out of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Capital Luxury Sport in “Reservoir Hill”.

In Stitches (11:56)
Jasmin wore her Sweet ImPEACHment hat to James and the Giant Peach, she mentions Genevieve's.
Gigi wore the A line skirt from sewing class. 

Events: (15:14)
- #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
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

Mother Knows Best:(17:12)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about what we look
for in a wonderful local yarn store. Let us know what you love about your yarn store in  the episode thread.


When Knitting Attacks:(39:54))
Gigi doesn't like how the Pairfect sock turned out, it was designed for a sock with a flap
She needs to frog to beginning of the heel increases 

Rocky Coast cardigan. Gigi put it on the dress form.She will need to pull it back to waistline and start hip
shaping from there.

Straw into Gold:(45:05)
Gigi started a braid of Purl up and Dye on a Jenkins Lark Turkish spindle.

Jasmin has been plying, to get yardage for Stash Dash, and to free up bobbins for her

And Sew On:(52:08)
Gigi decided to sew more A-line skirts from class. She found some wool tweed and coordinating silk. 
Also , she found some corduroy and coordinating squash blossom yellow lining.  Gigi serged the edges,

so the fabric can go in the washing machine.


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Peachy - Episode 545 - 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
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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
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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:(0:41)
Jasmin knit 1 ½ socks Vanilla is the New Black socks in White Birch Fiber Arts “At Night, the Ice Weasels
Come” while shushing kids at rehearsal. She loves her shark stitch markers from Little Shop of Clays

Jasmin talks about the Frozen sweater  Her next socks will be out of White Birch Fiber Arts "Study in
Peach, Mint".

Gigi is working on a pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks out of the Mani-Pedi vacation yarn,  
she  got to the toes, then started another pair with Regia Pairfect Kids color for the nieceling. 
#operationSockdrawer
She is also working on an afterthought heel sock out of Kroy for herself, bound off the toe. 


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

Gigi: is working on the  Polygon blanket again. She finished another hexagon 

Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment KAL we're collaborating on!
you’re a BIPOC designer, make sure you’re on the Black Squirrel List. Jasmin is going to be making
Sevrine out of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Capital Luxury Sport in “Reservoir Hill”.

Jasmin made some progress on her Polwarth at JAWS on Friday night.
She mentions the Hatdana
Jasmin’s Viajante is inching towards the mesh section.



In Stitches (30:45)
Jasmin wore her Sweet ImPEACHment hat to James and the Giant Peach, she mentions Genevieve's.
Gigi washed and flat blocked her winter woolens



Events: (33:12:
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls
- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes (K)Not Along
Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater

Mother Knows Best:(35:24)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about plying 


When Knitting Attacks:(44:45)
Gigi doesn't like how the Pairfect sock turned out, it was designed for a sock with a flap

Jasmin forgot to switch needle sizes for her buttonband.
Jasmin is using the buttonband technique from Splendid Apparel


Review:( 50:17)
Traditional Danish Sweaters by Vivian Hoxbro

Tour de Fleece:(1:01:22)
Jasmin finally finished the first sweater project: plied and set. She’s halfway through plying the second.
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 
Divided braid into 3rds. First section almost done.  
Long draw on spindle dies not seem like optimal technique 

And Sew On:(1:04:26)
Gigi decided to sew more a-line skirts from class. She found some wool tweed and coordinating silk. 
Also found some corduroy and coordinating squashblossom yellow lining.  Serged edges so fabric

can go in the washing machine.