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Gigi has finished knitting the Hitchhiker for the #behmalong. Jasmin also finds Martina Behms patterns highly addictive. She has been working almost exclusively on her Brickless.
Jasmin's Leftie kit from Miss Babs came in the mail, and she is thrilled. Gigi has also been working on her Leftie and always wants to do "one more row!". Gigi is also working on the Brickless.
Gigi is also working on two pairs of Mojo socks, and at the Purlescense yarn swap, she picked up yarn to finish some UFO Something Fishy socks. Finding sew-on googlie eyes proved a problem.
Jasmin also scored a Jacob fleece at the yarn swap, and will send it to Sherri from Morro Fleece Works to process.
Jasmin also started Everlapse clips for #operationsockdrawer. Add your clips to the mix!
Jasmin thinks we should knit a Hitch hat for the Behmalong. For the Halos of Hope Jasmin mentions Everlapse, so everyone on Team Knitmore can see pictures of finished projects.
Podcaster Throwdown: Hats for Halos of Hope, Halos of Hope Guidelines.
We got supplemental guidelines from a former Chemo patient:
- Yarn should not be scratchy, check for softness against your wrist or your neck
- Hat should be long enough to cover the ears, go over the forehead, and the back of the head.
- Lighter weight hats are more useful and comfortable than bulky ones.
- Slouchy hats need to have enough of a band to keep the hat from slipping of the head.
Our prizes for the Throwdown are:
Sivia Harding's Sister Joan Shawl, knit by Gigi
- In the Air Tonight, superwash, 328yds, Crown Mountain Farms
- Violet Cherry, Pidgeonroof Studios, 402 Superwash BFL (187) 374 yds
- Atlantis 402 Superwash Merino, Crown Mountain Farms, 500 yds
We will be attending Pacific International Quilt Fest at the Santa Clara Convention Center Oct. 17-20.
Emily Wessel will be presenting a Tin Can Knits trunk show at Purlescence Yarns, Thursday, October 10th, from 6:30 to 8:30.
The Famous Last Words Contest will wrap up by Thanksgiving, and we announce prizes:
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread, about starting to knit socks. We mention Myra Woods, (now Myra Garcia) of Fancy Image Yarns, Regia 6ply, and Opal 6ply. Jasmin talks about the Learn to Knit Socks Leisure Arts booklet she learned sock knitting out of. Jasmin mentions the Skacel boots.
Jasmin talks about Downcast and The Fat Squirrel Speaks, The Knit Girllls, TapGurl on the Go.
Gigi is tickled about the changing fall foliage, Socktober and #OperationSockdrawer.
This week we are purloining The Personal Sweater Story from the Never Not Knitting Podcast hosted by Alana Dakos. Gigi talks about the bed jacket she knitted from a Brigitte pattern.
Jasmin mentions Knitting Ganseys by Beth Brown-Reinsel.
This week we are reviewing
150 Scandinavian Motifs, by Mary Jane Mucklestone
Jasmin mentions Paula, from The Knitting Pipeline, and her GORGEOUS sweater.
Straw Into Gold:(40:09):
Gigi has been spinning some Mendenhall merino on her Turkish drop spindle. Also, Gigi's spinning was enabled by the acquisition of a Woolee Winder.