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On The Needles:(0:33)
Gigi finished knitting the Celaeno shawl she is knitting out of Lisa Souza Baby Alpaca/silk Petite yarn for Dr. Gemma. Gigi has also finished the Gingko Cresent Shawl, and the first Rosa Rubiginosa socks from The Knitters' Curiosity Cabinet.
Jasmin has been making good progress on her Boneyard Shawl, out of Abstract Fiber
"Colorwork". Gigi cast on a vanilla variation of the Firestarter sock out of Opal, in the Vincent van Gogh colors.
Jasmin is working on her Eadon, and really enjoying the ribbing, and knitting with her handspun.
Gigi cast on another vanilla toe-up sock out of Opal Flower Power.
Jasmin cast on a Houdini sock out of some new Skinny Bugga. Gigi cast on her Color Affection Shawl, by Veera Valimaki out of Miss Babs "Yummy", Superwash Sock.
Jasmin needs to sew on the ribbon and buttons on her Antler cardigan. Also, she wants to sew on the fruit buttons of the Hungry Caterpillar cardigan.
Gigi dug her CeCe cardigan out of her WIP bin and decided to work on it some more. We mention a recent episode of Fiber Hooligan.
We will be attending Wine and Wool, at the Retzlaff Winery, on Saturday, May 25th, in Livermore. This falls on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend.
- Checks, cash, credit cards
- A dish for the potluck
- a preemie hat and trade it for an awesome Knitmore Girls project bag.
Mother Knows Best:(16:11)
We are answering a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the Knitmore Girls forum, about how to store knitwear.
Jasmin talks the Elfa System from The Container Store
Jasmin references Judith MacKenzie McCuin
When Knitting Attacks:(23:07)
Gigi had no notes on her CeCe. Frogged, and cast on again on bamboo needles for better traction with splitty yarn. Jasmin was working on her Eadon and totally missed the cable turns.
Gigi cast on the Dianthus Superbus out of the KCC, a heavily cabled pattern, and it was way too tight. Do over.
Gigi was working on the heel of her firestarter sock, and there was something wrong, and she didn't like it. Knitting more did not improve the problem. Frogged, redone, and Gigi plans to use Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off.
This week we are purloining "Processes" from the videocast "Fiberista Files" hosted by Heather, and we talk about out recording process.
This week we are reviewing the The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, Volume II
by Hunter Hammersen. Gigi thinks she needs to order more sock needles.
Straw Into Gold:( 40:48)
This week Jasmin finished spining some CVM, and set up her Hansen Mini spinner so it would be ready to go during nap time. She is spinning fleece she bough at Black Sheep Gathering a few years ago, processed by Shari, from Morro Fleece Works for the retreating cardigan.
Genevieve's best time for spinning is right after her nap.
Jasmin references the Spin Doctor podcast, Knitting Utopias, and Jillian Moreno