Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Stacking Ants 2 - Episode 638- The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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.

When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art?
Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off.
See the currently available gradients at infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup


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

Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life?
Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight.

For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!
The Sandpiper Gift & Yarn Boutique and Hoof-to-Hanger Fiber Mill in Bridgman, MI. The Sandpiper offers artisan - designed gifts (local, regional, national artists and Fair Trade products).  The boutique also offers their cottage industry fiber mill products - yarn, roving, corespun, batting, knit/woven garments, accessories, home goods and an exclusive Yarn and Fiber Club. Explore www.thesandpiper.biz




On the Needles:(0:40)

Genevieve wound Seismic Yarns,Seismic Butter Sock, in "OOak" (Jasmin suspects it's a prototype of "Escape")
Gigi finished the Musselberg hat  by Ysolda with the blue Oink yarn (January's Yarn of the Month


Genevieve wound Oink Pigments, Dapper, in "Give Peeps a Chance"

      Gigi finished a sock for Andrew, knitted the foot up to toe decreases. 
        Jasmin has finished the body of her Theano test knit, and is almost at the ribbing.
        Gigi cast on a Musselburg hat out of pink and orange (June's Yarn of the Month) Oink yarn, and is getting close to the decreases.
        Jasmin sewed the pockets to the body of Genevieve’s Pantastic Hoodie, and picked up and knit the zipper facings.
        Genevieve is working on her Lisa Souza BFL "Spruce" colored Beanie

        In Stitches:(0:32) 

        Genevieve wore her Zebra Socks, her Anna Cardigan, her Gryffindor Hat , and her pink beanie she made herself.

        Gigi used her Cal King quilt and her Halloween quilt.

        Jasmin wore her Blossom pullover.


        Events:(12:39)

        Stash Dash is being hosted on  DISCORD 

        Jasmin has posted her Stash Dash spreadsheet here

         2020 Summer Olympics will began on Friday, July 23, 2021

        Bay Area Fiber Fair - JUNE 25 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

        RHINEBECK! October 16-17 2021


        Mother Knows Best:(14:58)

        Keep wearing your masks.

         

        When Knitting Attacks:(23:16)

        Jasmin’s Akerworks bobbin breaks WHILE she’s spinning on it.


        PanathenicGames!(26:36)

        #PanatheKnit #TeamSasquatch: A little spinning for the Incredibles sweater set

        Lisa Souza Ultrafine Australian Merino Roving, some white cormo

        Blair Auclair's Ranch (Radicle Herbs)



        Knits in Space:(30:02)

        OYSTER SHUCKING!


        And Sew On: (40:13)

        Jasmin is hand sewing a buttonhole on her friend’s Favorite Sweater

        Wednesday, July 28, 2021

        Eggcellent! - Episode 637- The Knitmore Girls

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        Listen here:


        This week's episode is sponsored by:

        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.

        When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art?
        Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off.
        See the currently available gradients at infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup


        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

        Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life?
        Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight.

        For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!
        The Sandpiper Gift & Yarn Boutique and Hoof-to-Hanger Fiber Mill in Bridgman, MI. The Sandpiper offers artisan - designed gifts (local, regional, national artists and Fair Trade products).  The boutique also offers their cottage industry fiber mill products - yarn, roving, corespun, batting, knit/woven garments, accessories, home goods and an exclusive Yarn and Fiber Club. Explore www.thesandpiper.biz





        On the Needles:(0:46)

        Genevieve wound Artful Yarns,Fable,color 96

        Jasmin is mostly up the body of her Ripple Crop top by Jessie Maed Designs

        Gigi: kitchenered three socks 


        Jasmin is nearly done with the body of her Theano test knit, and is almost at the ribbing.

        Gigi did the decreases for the crown of the Musselberg hat  by Ysolda with the blue Oink yarn 


        Genevieve wound Oink Pigments, Dapper, in "Don’t Touch The Hat" for Genevieve's Louise Belcher Bunny Ears hat

        Jasmin is nearly done with the body of the Nydia test knit for Vanessa Smith Designs, in Oink Pigments, Mystic DK, “Mother Knows Best”

        Genevieve wound Schaefer yarns Elaine at knitting group

        Gigi: working on a sock for Andrew, knitted the foot up to toe decreases 


        Genevieve taught her best friend to knit

        Genevieve is working on her Lisa Souza BFL "Spruce" colored Beanie


        In Stitches:(12:31) 

        Genevieve wore her Hogwarts Socks, Colorblock Pullover, and her pink beanie.

        Gigi slept under her Cal King quilt and Halloween quilt 


        Events:(14:24)

        Stash Dash is being hosted on  DISCORD 

        Jasmin has posted her Stash Dash spreadsheet here

         2020 Summer Olympics will begin on Friday, July 23, 2021

        Tour de Fleece is over 

        Bay Area Fiber Fair - JUNE 25 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

        Fiberworld July 21-25!

        RHINEBECK! October 16-17 2021


        Mother Knows Best:(19:20)

        Take a break, take a nap, take a breath. Time spent resting isn’t wasted.

         

        When Knitting Attacks:(29:40)

        Gigi was working on a sock for Andrew.

        Jasmin mentioned Carson Demers ErgoIKnit

        Gigi talks about her Egg crate
        Genevieve was attacked by yarn she was winding

        Tour de Fleece(36:52)

        #PanatheKnit #TeamSasquatch: A little spinning for the Incredibles sweater set

        Lisa Souza Ultrafine Australian Merino Roving

        Blair Auclair's Ranch (Radicle Herbs)

        Different switch for the Device


        Knits in Space:(40:31)

        Shark week 

        True Crime and Knit podcast!


        And Sew On: (50:45)

        Gigi has not figured out how to sit and work at sewing machine with one leg sticking out

         


        Friday, July 16, 2021

        Striking Gold- Episode 636- The Knitmore Girls

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        This week's episode is sponsored by:

        acorn tv
        Escape to Britain and beyond without leaving your
        seat. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn dot TV and use
        my promo code knitmore. That’s A-C-O-R-N dot T-V, code knitmore to
        get your first 30 days for free!


        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.

        Go to HelloFresh dot com slash knitmore14 and use code knitmore14 for up to 14 free meals,
        including free shipping!



        When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art?
        Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off.
        See the currently available gradients at infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup


        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



        Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life?
        Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight.


        For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!




        On the Needles:(0:40)

        Genevieve taught her Bestie how to knit! She used Brittany Needles, and Liza Souza, Hardtwist, in Robins Egg/Elsa Blue.


        Gigi is working on another pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks in some deep stash Regia silk.

        Genevieve is working on her Lisa Souza BFL "Spruce" colored Beanie

        Jasmin has finished the body, sleeves, pockets, and has blocked  Genevieve’s Pantastic Hoodie in Oink Pigments Dapper “Give Peeps a Chance”.

        Gigi is almost finished with the Musselberg hat  by Ysolda with the blue January Year of Yarn color from Oink Pigments


        Genevieve wound Artful Yarns, Fable, color 96 from Jasmin's deeeeep stash for a Ripple Crop Top by Jessie Maed Designs.

        Genevieve wound Subito Farms, Estabrook in "Marigold".


        Jasmin has finished the increases on the body of her Theano test knit, and is almost at the ribbing.

        Gigi: wants to work on the sleeves of the Rocky coast cardigan


        Gigi is working on a sock for Andrew, and has finished the gusset.



        In Stitches:(18:58) 

        Genevieve wore her Hearthstone, and her pink beanie she made herself

        Gigi:  A line skirt , Cal King quilt, Halloween quilt 



        Events:(21:18)

        Stash Dash is being hosted on  DISCORD 

        Jasmin has posted her Stash Dash spreadsheet here

         2020 Summer Olympics will begin on Friday, July 23, 2021

        Tour de Fleece in July (Sat, Jun 26, 2021 – Sun, Jul 18, 2021) 

        Bay Area Fiber Fair - JUNE 25 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

        Fiberworld July 21-25!

        RHINEBECK! October 16-17 2021


        Mother Knows Best:(25:25)

        You feel good when you wear your favorite clothes or clothes that you feel in love with. (From Genevieve)


        Tour de Fleece(31:09)

        #PanatheKnit #TeamSasquatch: A little spinning for the Incredibles sweater set

        Lisa Souza Ultrafine Australian Merino Roving

        Blair Auclair's Ranch (Radicle Herbs)

        Different switch for the Device

        Jasmin wound bobbins of Lisa Souza, Superfine Australian Merino, “Squash Blossom”, “marionberry”, “emerald city”

        Jasmin wound bobbins of Merino Corriedale from Mary the Sheep

        Genevieve assisted with bobbin winding ( Detached and Attached)

        Gigi spun on her Turkish drop spindle


        Knits in Space:(34:21)

        Book: Once Upon a Tale by Mercedes Lackey 


        And Sew On: (37:40)

        Gigi 4 more A line skirts, they are in various states of construction 

        Plan B for buying invisible zippers

        Jasmin wants to sew a button and buttonhole onto her friend's sweater.

        Saturday, July 10, 2021

        Spreadsheets and Rubrics- Episode 635- The Knitmore Girls Podcast

        Untitled  

        Listen here:


        This week's episode is sponsored by:



        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.
        Go to HelloFresh dot com slash knitmore14 and use code knitmore14 for up to 14 free meals,
        including free shipping!



        When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art?
        Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off.
        See the currently available gradients at infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup


        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



        Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life?
        Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight.


        For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!


        On the Needles:(0:46)

        Genevieve wound Oink Pigments, Mystic DK, in Mother Knows Best for Jasmin

        Jasmin is past the armhole divide on the Nydia test knit for Vanessa Smith Designs, in Oink Pigments Mystic DK “Mother Knows Best”

        Gigi: working on Vanilla is the new Black 

        and she cast on another pair in some deep stash Regia silk 


        Jasmin has finished the body of Genevieve’s Pantastic Hoodie in Oink Pigments Dapper “Give Peeps a Chance”, and finished the cap of the first sleeve.

        Genevieve wound Oink Pigments, Dapper, Tumbling Turquoise 

        Gigi finished the Musselberg hat  by Ysolda with the Emily Ocker cast on, in Lolabean Yarn Co thunder and lightning.


        Genevieve wound Subito Farms, Estabrook, in “Marigold”

        Jasmin is still plugging along down the body of her Theano test knit.

        Gigi: dug out the Rocky coast cardigan and is working on a sleeve


        Genevieve wound Oink Pigments, Dapper, in "Dijon Vu”

        Genevieve is working on her Lisa Souza BFL "Spruce" colored Beanie

        Jasmin did some visible mending on a fast fashion favorite sweater for a friend 

        Katrinkles mending loom

        Gigi: cast on a sock for Andrew, finished the heel flap

        Gigi: not sure what she wants to make out of the Oink yarn, trying to knit as it comes in. Jasmin suggested Treppenviertel 


        In Stitches:(12:27) 

        Genevieve wore her pink Beanie

        Gigi: A line skirt , Cal King quilt, Halloween quilt 

        Jasmin wore her Rebound cowl, and the Flying Home Tank

        Events:(16:23)

        Stash Dash is being hosted on  DISCORD 

        Jasmin has posted her Stash Dash spreadsheet here

         2020 Summer Olympics will begin on Friday, July 23, 2021

        Tour de Fleece in July (Sat, Jun 26, 2021 – Sun, Jul 18, 2021) 

        Fiberworld July 21-25!

        RHINEBECK! October 16-17 2021



        Mother Knows Best:(21:25)

        Knit with the seasons. Knit summer stuff in the summer, winter stuff in winter.

        Strapless bra 
         


        When Knitting Attacks:(27:34)

        Gigi: Rocky Coast cardigan 

        One ply of two ply yarn was torn, or chewed.


        Tour de Fleece(29:58)

        #PanatheKnit #TeamSasquatch: A little spinning for the Incredibles sweater set

        Lisa Souza Ultrafine Australian Merino Roving

        Blair Auclair's Ranch (Radicle Herbs)
        Different switch for the Device 

        Knits in Space:(32:44)

        Grocery run, Joanne’s , Bar visit

        Book: Once Upon a Tale by Mercedes Lackey 


        And Sew On: (50:45)

        Gigi cut 3 more A line skirts, they are in various states of construction 

        Light 

        Sticker with measurements 

        When sewing attacks :

        Folded fabric for lining off the skirts and promptly cut the front on the selvage and cut the backs on the fold