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On the Needles:(0:33)
This week Gigi is working on the Kleio shawl by Rosemary Hill. We mention taking knitting classes from Ann and Eugene Bourgois, of Philosopher's Wool, and learning two handed knitting and doing knitted braids.
Gigi got pointers from Abby (from the Knit Knit Cafe Podcast). Jasmin finished the Mini Garter Yoke Cardigan for Genevieve, which she had knit from her handspun. Gigi is working on a number of socks and has finished her first pair of Sweet Tomato Heel socks. Jasmin is working on her second Houdini Sock. She is also working on the Garter Wrap Cardigan for Genevieve and is almost done.
Gigi has blocked the Taygete, the Katriel, and her second Daybreak. Gigi is planning to knit a Niebling pattern, the Goldmohn table cloth. Tour de Fleece: Training will start May 15th. Join Team Sasquatch!
May 18-20: CNCH in Oakland, CA, at the convention center
June 2nd: Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery, in Livermore, CA
June 9: World Wide Knit In Public Day, we will be in front of the Ainsley House in Campbell, CA
June 22-24: Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, OR. Maybe.
Spring Cleaning Contest, ends July 2nd. Read the thread on the board and get ideas and contribute your own!
Mother Knows Best:(26:25)
Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Especially when one is finishing hand knits.
When Knitting Attacks:(31:12)
Gigi's Odelia sweater out of 50/50 silk and merino from Tess Yarns attacked her again.
This week we purloin the "Something I Really Like" segment from the CogKNITive podcast hosted by Dr Gemma.
We talked about the brûlée technique, Creme brûlée french toast (found on Pinterest through SomebunnysLove). We also liked the Cafe Brûlée at Barefoot Coffee. Jasmin brûlée-d Peeps with a small blowtorch. We mentioned donuts from Psycho Donuts in Campbell, CA, and Voodoo Donuts in Portland, OR
This week we review: Knitbot Essentials by Hannah Fettig. We love it!
Straw into Gold: (46:13)
Gigi's spinning for the Eadon is progressing slowly, but she is enjoying the Merino/Corriedale. She bought some Ashland Bay roving (in "Mojave"), and some Crown Mountain superwash merino roving in the colorway "Homburg" from Purlescence. She is thinking of spinning it on her Golding spindle.
Jasmin is plying an oatmeal CVM. She finished plying Crown Mountain cormo that has a beautiful luster. She has started the wheel spinning for her SPAKAL sweater. The fiber is a rambouillet cross from Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.