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Gigi has finished three pairs of socks: #25daysofenabling, Santa's Workshop, and Bourbon Barrel Cake socks, and Poste Yarn in Santa Claus, IN, are knitted.
We are also soliciting your feedback on #25daysofenabling
Jasmin got a skein of yarn in the Frozen Throne colorway, and is knitting tube socks for Genevieve, with the thumb joint hat top heel (from the Fork in the Road pattern by Lara Neel).
Jasmin has made some progress on her Winter Wonderland Socks from Gynx Yarn.She also worked a bit on Andrew's hat.
Jasmin has been getting better aquainted with her Circular Sock Machine, the NZAK AutoKnitter. Jasmin mentions Jacquie Grant on Vimeo (part 1, part 2)
She mentions the Citric Acid Soak Dyefix solution. Jasmin's theme for 2015 is: prioritizing.
Gigi takes about the shoulder tutorial that she saw in the newest Threads magazine. We mention the Knit Girllls and Commuter Knitter.
Gigi has three more skeins of enabling yarn to knit up into socks, December, Grinchy and Broken Ornament stripes from Gourmet Stash
Gigi wore a pre-Ravelry Colinette sweater, and the "Cookie Monster Sweater".
Jasmin has been wearing her Matchy-matchy sweaters. Genevieve wore her Olivia hat LINK?, Andrew wore his Ten Year Anniversary sweater.
2/19-2/22/2015: Stitches West! We will be collecting preemie hats there.
#Grinchalong prizes should have arrived by now.
Our annual Do Some Good contest will run until January 20th. Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close1/21/2015.
Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit others, rather than your immediate friends and family.
For the first hundred entries, the prizes are:
-The Dishcloth Diva package:
-Prize includes: Big Fat Soap (by the Bar Maids), a copy of Dishcloth Diva and Dishcloth Diva Knits On!and dishcloths knit by Deb Buckingham herself.
- An Erin Lane Bag
- And something else, pending Jasmin going out to the arctic garage
For each additional 50 entries, we will add another prize.
#OperationSockDrawer will start up again, as will #CountdownToOutlander, #KiltMeNowKAL, that we are running together with Kristen Voolenvine, Maria from Subway Knits, and C.C. from the Geeky Girls Knit videocast.
Jasmin thinks the Knit-along should be revived and she is going to start knitting on her cowl out of Bijou Basin Ranch with the Purl Soho Structured Alpaca pattern.
Gigi is excited about finishing her Iris cowl out of the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding. The Fit, Flatter, Feel Wonderful Kal will also start moving again.
Mother Knows Best:(30:35)
This week we are talking about getting your vision prescription checked.
When Knitting Attacks:(32:58)
Genevieve helped with some knitting, and helped some stitches off the needles. Also she has been working on dinosaur Lacing Cards.
This week we are reviewing Yokes, by Kate Davies.
Holidays With The Knitmores:(46:18)
This week we talk about gift giving and money. Jasmin would like to know how our listeners deal with this conundrum.
Straw Into Gold:(52:47)
Our fleeces from the Monterey Wool Auction came back from Shari of Morro Fleece Works.
Also, her deal from #25daysOfEnabling is good until Feb. 1st
Jasmin is using Japanese kitchen twine and direction from The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning to fix her drive band that popped. And Gigi's.
Jasmin is working on her Nutmeg colored fleece from Nebo Rock Ranch.
Gigi's drive band also popped while she was spinning. So she sat and treadled, while knitting.
And Sew On:(57:23)
Gigi has been hemming and patching jeans. Boring. She wants to sew flannel nightgowns with a Frozen theme for Genevieve.