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On The Needles:(0:30)
Gigi has started the first contrast color of her Color Affection, and loves it. Jasmin has the same kit and is thinking of knitting the Derecho out of it, and knitting a Color Affection out of Tess Yarns.
Jasmin is making progress on her Boneyard shawl out of yarn from Abstract Fiber. Gigi is knitting along on the CeCe cardigan, but thinks she needs to block her swatch before she knits any more.
Jasmin worked on her Skinny Bugga Houdini socks, and is very happy to work on the red lace Chiao Goo needles. Gigi turned the heel on her second Rosa Rubiginosa Sock.
We mention more space on Flickr. Jasmin has finished the body of her Eadon. Gigi has finished her vanilla-fied version of the Firestarter socks
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:(16:26)
We answered a question from the What Do You Want To Hear About?" thread on our forum: How do you pick a chair for spinning? Jasmin mentions Guitar Center
This week we are purloining "Squeal like a Piggy!" from the Wolfe Farms video cast hosted by James and Dawn.
Gigi is excited about her upcoming quilting class, and Jasmin is looking forward to attending "Wool and Wine" at the Retzlaff Winery, and meeting up with friends
This week we review Coopknits Socks by Rachel Coopey
Straw Into Gold:(35:15)
Jasmin answers a question from the "What Do You Want To Hear About?" thread about removing vegetable matter from roving and yarn.
She mentions Shari of Morro Fleece Works