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STITCHES ETC is Monday and Tuesday August 23-24, 2010 immediately following STITCHES Midwest, join Alexis, Benjamin, Elise, Myra, Kimberly, or Rick for an in-depth workshop. This special 2-day experience gives you a unique chance to focus and develop your knitting or professional skills. Remember, STITCHES Midwest is August 20-22, 2010.
On the needles: (00:32)
Gigi is working on a pair of vanilla socks with an afterthought heel. Jasmin has set in the sleeves on her Tempest cardigan because she'll be wearing in the Off the Needles calendar. Gigi is finishing her Katarina cardigan. Jasmin's cabled raglan tunic is making excellent progress. Gigi is knitting the Heart to Heart beaded scarf by Sivia Harding out of Abstract Fiber Matisse. Jasmin mentions the "Cloudy with a Chance of Fiber" podcast.
Gigi suggests that we start the 7 Small Shawls KAL; Jasmin is spinning some [Kermit] green merino/silk from Abstract Fiber to make the Maia out of.
App extra! Download the STITCHES Midwest show book here.
The Head to Toe design contest has been launched. Details can be found in the contest thread. The contest ends 8/31/2010. Prizes include:
- 1 Year Subscription to Knitter’s Magazine
- Think Outside the Sox
- A skein of Knitmore Sock yarn
- Little Box of Socks, with signed bookplate from Charlene Schurch.
- Toe Up! by Chrissy Gardener, with signed bookplate.
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction (Here's the link to the Director's Cut episode about selecting fleeces.)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. We'll be staying at the Days Inn and Suites Wilsonville.
Mother Knows Best: (26:06)
This week we talk about swatching. Jasmin mentions the watermelon gazpacho that she swatched, and swatching for the Baby Cables and Big Ones too sweater.
When Knitting Attacks: (34:47)
Gigi's crocheted slip stitch seams go awry. The Tempest's buttonband attacks Jasmin.
This week we do a two-fer! We review The Eclectic Sole and The Enchanted Sole by Janel Laidman.