Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pin Point - Episode 203 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:32)

We did our duty as responsible citizens and went out to vote as a family.
 Gigi has made progress on the Tiny Tealeaves Cardigan.  Jasmin reminisses about finding stuff while cleaning her room. Jasmin knitted half a row on her Daybreak

 Gigi cast on another preemie hat and is using The Sock Knitter's Handbook for learning different cast-ons. 

Jasmin mentions we are signed up for Lily Chin's short-rowing class at Stitches West. Also, we mention Galina's spinning class that Jasmin is signed up for. (Her classes still have space!)

 Jasmin has made progress on the sleeves of the Playful Stripes Cardigan. Gigi is knitting socks for Genevieve, and she has found UFO socks that she is going to finish.


We will be attending
- Stitches West: February 21-24, 2013

Mother Knows Best:(14:44)

Gigi shares a trick for making sewing pins slick.   Iris Silk Pins are the only pins Gigi will use.

We mention Pinterest.

When Knitting Attacks:(19:22)

Gigi was attacked by the UFO socks, she had managed to knit the foot too long. 

The I-cord that she was knitting into her preemie hat did not make her heart sing, in fact, she thought it was ugly.  


This week we purloin "Something Local, Something Green", from the Fluffy Fibers Podcast, hosted by Isabelle.


 This week we review The Sewing Workshop by Linda Lee, and Custom Couture, by Helene le Berre

 Gigi mentions Kenneth D. King and the Jacket with lots of buttons

And Sew On:(37:24)

Jasmin didn't finish the mouse costume for Halloween, and was disappointed. Gigi saved the day!
Gigi did some of the sewing and was very happy.  We did a modification and added snaps at the inseams, for easy diaper changes.

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