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On The Needles:(0:31)
Gigi is gushing over the Brainless sock pattern by Yarnissima. She is also working on a Spice Man sock for Jasmin, who mentions HDYarns on Etsy, who has wonderfully colorful striped yarns.
Jasmin is working on the yoke of her Calligraphy cardigan. She mentions Christine, from the Yarnings podcast, and Natalie of the former BarknKnit.
Gigi has finished her second Pinus Silvestris sock, and has finished eight socks out of the twenty that she is knitting out of The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. Now she is working on the Narcissus socks.
Gigi is shopping Ravelry for more projects for The Summer of Lace and Beads. Jasmin is thinking of starting an Ophidian. She is waiting for her yarn to be wound, to continue working on her SPAKAL.
We heckle Dr. Gemma. Gigi references Cat Bordhi, and Jasmin is enjoying working on her Boneyard shawl . We talk about gradient designs, and mention Tess Yarns, the Mannings, and Hanne Falkenberg.
Mother Knows Best:(14:18)
We answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about ?" thread about what would be a good beginner project for someone starting to sew. We mention Craftsy and Pinterest tutorials.
When Knitting Attacks:(16:59)
Gigi missed the fact that the Pinus Silvestry sock have a right and a left. And then she knitted the heel for Grandpa Knitmore's sock much too narrow.
Also, the sock she is knitting for the Commuter Knitter KAL grew too wide, because she had done too many increases.
We are purloining Recommendations from the "Jane and Jen Knit Funny" podcast. Jasmin talks about Kale salad
This week we review Knitbot Linen and Little Knitbot, both by Hanna Fettig
Tour de Fleece Training:(38:07)
Week 5: This week we talk about getting your wheel in racing shape. We mention Murphy's Oil Soap and Wood beams.
Also, Jasmin mentions her Hansen's Mini Spinner, and Crown Mountain Farms and invites all listeners to join Team Sasquatch.
And Sew On:(41:55)
We had a sewing bee at the house, making sack gowns for Ms Kalendar's baby. Jasmin mentions the BabyLock Evolution serger.