Thursday, September 13, 2018

Fudge or Frog - Episode 498 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:43)
Gigi finished her Purlbreak's last color and is working on the edge now.
Gigi finally turned both heels and did toe decreases on the Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons
She started a new pair in the Sunset Stripe colorway in Paton's Kroy. And got to the first heel increase on
both.

Jasmin made some progress on her Knitmona “creepy crawlies” Halloween socks. ‘Tis the season!
#operationsockdrawer

Jasmin’s Sprig pullover as outgrown it’s 16” circular needles. Jasmin mentions Pigeon.
Gigi finished the  sleeves of the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.
The instructions seemed challenging, so she let it marinade, then she did it one step at a time .

Jasmin has finished the hemstitching on her secret project. She is knotting the fringe, then beading it using
Gigi has a finished the pile of preemie hats in blue Regia and needs to make a bunch of pompoms.
Jasmin mentions Paperdaisy Creations
Jasmin talks about vintage Bakelite.
Gigi has finished the sockhead cowl, out of Knitcircus Trampoline, and is looking for another cowl to knit.
She cast on the Ridgeline cowl, yarn from Backyard Fiberworks .  The first ridge is done.

Events: (25:07)
- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started


In Stitches:(29:09)
It’s fall! GET OUT YOUR KNITS!

Mother Knows Best:(34:26)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?"  thread
about how we stay motivated.

When Knitting Attacks:(47:33)
Ridgeline cowl.  Knit one row too many, had to tink it back
Vitamin D sweater  Picked up 4 extra stitches under each arm.

Review:(51:16)
This week we review : Take Heart, by Fiona Alice

And Sew On:(43:31)
Gigi’s class this semester is Fashion Design II.
She needs to make a muslin for Jasmin to make sure the skirt  fits her.
Construction of high waisted skirt is amazing.

Teacher does You Tube tutorials on sewing.


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Third Generation Enabler - Episode 497 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:30)
Gigi finished her Purlbreak's last color and is working on the edge now.
Jasmin did a poll on colors for her Ixchel pullover. Thanks Emily of the Tightly Spun podcast for the
tutorial on how to change specific colors in photoshop!

Gigi finally turned both heels on the Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy
She started a new pair in the Sunset Stripe colorway in Paton's Kroy. And got to the first heel increase on
both.

Jasmin is on the last bit of ribbing on sleeve #1 of her frozen hearts sweater. Jasmin knit on her
Fading Lines in the car on the way to the SF Zoo.

Gigi finished the  sleeves of the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.
Jasmin has finished the weaving on her secret project. She is hemstitching.

Gigi also has a finished preemie hat and started a new one in Regia. Gigi has finished the sockhead cowl,
out of Knitcircus Trampoline.

Events: (10:20)
- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started
- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018. Donation to RAICES for Boston Jen
- Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day.

Mother Knows Best:(10:04)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?"  thread about practical baby
knits, baby knit sizing
We mention the Baby Vertebrae, Joji Locatelli's Garter Wrap Baby Kimono, the Wee Envelope
Jasmin mentions the Love blankets (here is Rex's, here is Genevieve's)

When Knitting Attacks:(22:00)
The Sockhead cowl  had too many issues for the last bit.

Review:(24:13)
This week we review : Crochet Garden, By Suzann Thompson

Jasmin mentions Nicky Epstein's Books

Straw into Gold:(30:56)
Monterey Wool Auction,  Jasmin spun on the "Elsa" colored Device by Questionable Origin. Jasmin
did an instagram live that is now on our YouTube channel.
We thank Kelly from the Two Ewes Fiber Adventures.

And Sew On:(43:31)
Gigi’s class this semester is Fashion Design 2. She is searching for a good name for the Wolf brand
dress makers model.  

She needs to make a muslin to fit on Jasmin to make sure the sloper fits her.



Thursday, August 30, 2018

Concession - Episode 496 - The Knitmore Girls

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Join Little Skein for our 3rd annual summer knitalong, Sock School. Knit some socks and read a favorite book. We’ll have support in the Little Skein Ravelry group, lots of encouragement, prizes and, of course, school supplies. Starting June 23 and going through Labor Day, we’ll have Sock School kits, new yarns inspired by your favorite picture books, and commemorative project bags. Links to the knitalong and the Little Skein shop are in the shownotes.


On the Needles:(0:32)
Gigi soaked and blocked some of her cowls, and sewed on buttons.
Jasmin washes the Elsa sweater. Genevieve's Elsa sweater sleeve situation update.

Gigi is working on her Purlbreak's last contrast stripe.
Jasmin loves the new issue of Pompom Quarterly, that  has the most amazing sweater.

Gigi finished the  sleeves of the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.

Gigi finally turned both heels on the Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy and started a new pair in the Sunset Stripe colorway in Paton's Kroy.

Jasmin started a dotted rays shawl out of Knitcircus Trampoline.

Gigi has been inspired to knit a Sockhead cowl, and is on the 3rd Stripe. Knitcircus Trampoline.

Jasmin is working on her Sprig pullover

Gigi wound mini skeins on the nostepinne to knit the Ridgeline Cowl. Gigi also has a preemie hat on the needles in Regia.

Events: (17:42)
- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started
- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018. Concession speech to Boston Jen.
- Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day.
Check out Two Ewes Fiber Adventures information, episode 96

Mother Knows Best:(22:10)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?"  about
lightweight sweaters vs bulky sweaters. Jasmin loves the Gleener.

When Knitting Attacks:(26:54)
Striped socks. Gigi got tricked by the stripes.  One cuff is going to be an inch longer.

Review:(29:57)
This week we review : Knitting Modular Shawls, wraps, and stoles by Melissa Leapman

And Sew On:(35:51)
Gigi is planning the postage stamp pillows she is doing with Genevieve. Some of the Pinterest techniques
look promising.

Jasmin wore the skirt that Gigi drafted in Fashion Design 1 at West Valley College.