Thursday, January 17, 2019

Knitting Elves - Episode 516 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:30)
Discussions on race, knitting, allyship on IG:


Andrew wants a sweater out of some deep stash yarn. Jasmin unearthed a UFO that now has a
tarnished needle.  Skacel has excellent warranty on the needles.
Gigi did the more units for the polygon blanket.
Gigi has Non-Euclidian heel socks on the needles, one sock done,in the "Deep End" colorway, and
has cast on a new pair in Cherry Pop Stripes, also "Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple Haze".  You can
get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy (currently sold out, check back).
Jasmin is contemplating which one of her UFO's she wants to work on next. Jasmin mentions
Jasmin has made some progress on her Viajiante at Aquaman.


Since Gigi has finished her Vitamin D sweater, she set up to knit another Rocky Coast cardigan.  Yet
Jasmin has finished the back of her Worsted Boxy and started the sleeves.


Gigi has set up a kit for the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.
Jasmin started The Sparkling Cider hat
Gigi also wants to set up Curls by Hunter as well as a set of Fingerless Mitts by Cat Bordhi.
Jasmin found the perfect project bag to house her Ixchelle and her Celestarium. Gigi bound off Purlbreak
Jasmin finished her cashmere Aran Pocket Shawl by Cheryl Oberle.


Events: (31:30)


In Stitches:(33:40)
- Jasmin: wool socks,looped loop cowl, Goin Gold Hat, ribbi cardi, Citron
- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Greyhaven hat, sockhead cowl, Knitmore cowl, wool socks. V neck
-Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,


Mother Knows Best:(36:53)
More Marie Kondo-ish thoughts on stash. Touch everything. Shame related to stash, intentional
purchasing, visible organizing.
How do you feel about organizing your stash?


When Knitting Attacks:(47:54)
Gigi messed up the cast on for the Poza, for the fifth time. She finally did the Lucy Neatby technique
She also made a swatch  with needles that were obviously too large.
Jasmin found damage in last 30 yards of cashmere for shawl. :(


Review:(52:27)
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Tell us your best knitting memories in this thread.

And Sew On:(1:07:39)
Gigi is trying to sew or do something sewing related every day.
Gigi wants to make another sloper using the instructions from Suzy Furrer’s book

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Forensic Knitting - Episode 515 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:41)
Jasmin mentions the Dissent sweater. Gigi did more units for the polygon blanket.
Gigi has Non Euclidean heel socks on the needles, in the "Deep End" colorway, and has cast on a
new pair in Cherry Pop Stripes, also "Rainbow Stripes" and "Purple Haze".  You can get all of the
colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy (currently sold out, check back).
Jasmin has made some progress on her Viajiante.   She ordered beads to start her Celestatarium.

Since Gigi has finished her Vitamin D sweater, she set up to knit another Rocky Coast cardigan
Jasmin has finished the front of her Worsted Boxy and started the back. She needs to frog two
sweaters in progress to accommodate her current size needs.

Gigi has set up a kit for the Poza cowl by Ysolda, out of Floating from A Verb For Keeping Warm.
Gigi also wants to set up  Curls by Hunter As Well as a set of Fingerless Mitts by Cat Bordhi.

We are using our Strickplaners (purchase one here) by Martina Behm. Jasmin mentioned
Jasmin has finished her Goin Gold hat by meliabella knit in Black Trillium Quadra and made giant

Events: (26:19)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli.

In Stitches:(28:20)
- Jasmin: wool socks,looped loop cowl, Goin Gold Hat, Seneca pullover, Frozen Hearts sweater
- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Greyhaven hat, sockhead cowl, Knitmore cowl, wool socks. Best
Girlfriend jacket
-Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,
Sam: grey hat. Greyhaven hat on loan

Mother Knows Best:(37:02)
Air your stash every year. Maybe not exactly Mary Kondo, but get rid of stuff you’re not going to use.
Touch everything.

When Knitting Attacks:(51:19)
Gigi messed up the cast on for the Poza. Not enough stitches. Did Lucy Neatby technique out of

Review:(58:18)
This week we review: Knitting Pleats by Olga Pobedinskaya
Gigi is wearing the Ridgeline Cowl, yarn from Backyard Fiberworks ,  Knitting Pleats in Ravelry

And Sew On:(1:07:39)
Gigi is trying to sew or do something sewing related every day.
Gigi talks about the postage stamp quilt. Jasmin raves about the Cricut Press

Gigi wants to make another sloper using the instructions from Suzy Furrer’s book

The Architecture of Women’s Clothing