Friday, October 12, 2018

The Heart of Intersectionality - Episode 502 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:




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"If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing." That’s what President Obama said, and that’s what we’re doing here at Little Skein.
From now through Election Day, we are running a Sock the Vote! campaign to reach out to everyone and ask you to Swing Left in the upcoming election.
We believe in kindness, lending a helping hand, and equality for all. If you believe as we do, please spread the word.
Knit away your worries and swing toward hope. Sock the Vote kits and free pledge cards are in the shop at littleskein.com. There’s something for everyone.
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On the Needles:(0:45)
Jasmin finished! her Knitmona “creepy crawlies” Halloween socks, and started the heel on her
“plastic pony” socks (by Asfaltsflickandesigns on etsy). ‘Tis the season! #operationsockdrawer, and she
started a black light reactive pair of socks from White Birch Fiber Arts


Gigi finished a pair of Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy, in the Sunset Stripe colorway. And
she started a new pair in the Sunburst Stipe.

Dr Gemma’s Cadet Blue socks are done. You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy.
Jasmin is STILL beading fringe using Dental Appliance Threaders.
Gigi is working on the Purlbreak's edge, it needs 16 garter ridges. Eleven are done.


Jasmin is making slow but steady progress the Swing Left socks by Megan Williams out of
the “Gotta Give ‘em Hope” colorway from Little Skein in the Big Wool #operationSockdrawer


Gigi is knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.
Sleeves are done, she is working on the first short row part of the body.  Jasmin set it up in knitCompanion
on the iPad

Gigi blocked the Katje hoodie. She wants to add a zipper. Jasmin mentions Zipperstop.com for
ordering custom zippers.

Gigi finished the Ridgeline cowl, yarn from Backyard Fiberworks in grey, contrast colors are
ROYGBIV. Grey sockhead cowl is blocked. Jasmin mentions the Mariah sweater. Jasmin
mentions Franklin Habit's steeking class.
Gigi read about Kenneth D King's invisible zipper tutorial. She watched it and it is amazing!



Events: (21:35)
- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started


In Stitches:(23:17)
- Jasmin: handspun ribbi, resistance hat
- Genevieve: Olivia hat, hearthstone, elsa gloves
- Rex dinosaur sweater story. Jasmin mentions the dinosaur sweater Rex wants.


Mother Knows Best:(28:56)
This week we talk about civic engagement with your knitting group. Take your ballot, take some sweets,
take a pencil, reading glasses. When “consider both sides” is appropriate, and when it’s not.


Make sure you are in contact with your representative, use Resistbot.
Outlines in Discourse, lovingly Purloined from LittleSkeinAnne: "My Instagram feed + website are
safe spaces to share civil discourse. Different viewpoints are OK, but it’s not OK make fiery or
sarcastic comments at me or others."


When Knitting Attacks:(41:00)
Gigi messed up short rows in the Vitamin D cardigan.
Pulled back a weeks worth of knitting trying to find my spot on knitCompanion. Put in a lifeline. Read
something wrong.
Knitted toe on one of Dr Gemma’s socks too long, had to tink.  


Review:(51:40)
This week we review Color Cables, by Andi Smith
And Sew On:(1:01:22)
Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College
Some progress on the high waisted skirt. Facing has been fixed.  Lining has been attached to facing.
Understitching is done.  The elegant way to have a lined slit hasn’t happened yet.  
Now: drafting a jacket. Drafted a two piece sleeve. Need to work on what teacher is teaching the same

day, and not worry about doing things in sequence. Gigi talks about crimping.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

A Russian Novel - Episode 501 - The Knitmore Girls

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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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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.

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Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available 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 withALL your patterns and is available for apple, android and kindle fire devices.


On the Needles:(0:40)

Jasmin turned the heel on her Knitmona “creepy crawlies” Halloween socks, and started the heel on her
“plastic pony” socks (by Asfaltsflickandesigns on etsy). ‘Tis the season! #operationsockdrawer

Gigi is knitting on a pair of Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy, in the Sunset Stripe colorway.
Heels are finished, the toes are next. And she started a new pair in the Sunburst Stipe.
Jasmin is *still* beading fringe using Dental Appliance Threaders.
Gigi is working on the Purlbreak's edge, it needs 16 garter ridges. Ten are done.

Jasmin started the Swing Left socks by Megan Williams out of the “Gotta Give ‘em Hope” colorway from
Little Skein in the Big Wool #operationSockdrawer

Gigi finished the  sleeves of the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.
seamed both sleeves, and is working on the body.  Jasmin set it up in knitCompanion on the iPad
GoodReader glitched with the new iOS update.

Jasmin is nearly at the armhole split on her Squashblossom Sprig. Gigi finished the Ridgeline cowl, yarn
from Backyard Fiberworks .  Main color is grey, contrast colors are ROYGBIV.

Events: (14:49)
- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

Mother Knows Best:(17:38)
This week we talk about civic engagement with your knitting group. Take your ballot, take some sweets,
take a pencil, reading glasses.
Make sure you are in contact with your representative, use Resistbot.
Outlines in Discourse, lovingly Purloined from LittleSkeinAnne: "My Instagram feed + website are safe
spaces to share civil discourse. Different viewpoints are OK, but it’s not OK make fiery or sarcastic
comments at me or others."

When Knitting Attacks:(24:23)
Gigi messed up short rows in the Vitamin D cardigan.
Pulled back a weeks worth of knitting trying to find my spot on knitCompanion.  Lifelines?
Jasmin started her Swing Left socks and had severe user error.
Also, she decided to do instep decreases on a sock that didn't use them.

Review:(30:58)
This week we review Lace Yarn Studio,  Carol Sulcoski
Jasmin mentions knitCompanion. and GoodReader.

And Sew On:(43:31)
Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College
She hasn’t fixed issues of the high waisted skirt. Now: drafting a jacket
Teacher demonstrated a bound button hole pocket. This is very elegant.
Gigi started drafting front of jacket.  Slow going. Checked out the Resource room.  Listening to sewing
podcasts, She hears book suggestions.  Needs to check out school library, city libraries.