Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Claimed - Episode 327 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin worked on the Envelope pullover out of yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings,

Gigi has finished a pair of brown brindled socks out of Trekking Yarn,  that Jasmin claimed. Gigi found her spot in the #Summer of Lace and Beads, Lorelei Cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding,  out of Spirit Trail Fiberworks yarn.

She is also churning out more preemie hats. Jasmin laments that she has no sock mojo at this time. Gigi offers to cast on the Viajante for her. Gigi joined her own Vijante and is now working in the round.

Gigi is also working on the 1000 Tulips shawl by Martina Behm #Behmalong, out of Rohrspatz und Wollmeise yarn.

We are looking forward to this years Stashdash, sponsored by the Knit Girllls, and thinking of how to win creatively. Jasmin mentions Commuter Knitter. Smack talk has started and they are betting "Golden Skeins" , and TV Knitting's Stitchmistress is also getting in on the action.

Gigi is working on a pair of socks out of Plymouth Neon Now. Jasmin promises to do the citric acid treatment.

Events:(14:59)

Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th

We are planning to attend the Black Sheep Gathering 2015,  definitely Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, and Mark Eidman  is scheduled to do the fleece judging. Poor man has to FILL Judith Mackenzie's shoes.

In Stitches:(17:10)

Gigi wore her Flamingo Feathers
Genevieve has been wearing her Playful Stripes, and a Tulip cardigan knitted by Julie from the Revenge of the Knits Podcast, and the Color Block cardigan

Contest:(20:50)

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"
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Mother Knows Best:(23:08)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
knitting with two strands of yarn held together.

When Knitting Attacks:(28:16)

Gigi's knitting attacked her while working on the Lorelei Cowl. 

Jasmin attacked the knitting on the Envelope pullover out of  Wee Ones, in yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings.

Gigi managed to have too many stitches on the sock she was knitting.

Review:(37:04)

This week  we review Yarn Works, by W.J. Johnson

Jasmin names The Intentional Spinner w/DVD, Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning, The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning, Respect the Spindle
Jasmin thinks Jaycee Boggs should write a book on knitting with  Spin Art

Straw Into Gold:(47:12)

Gigi managed to spin a total of 15 minutes this week.

And Sew On:(18:08)

Gigi finished the Monkey pants for Genevieve. Also, she fitted and sewed down the straps for last years summer dress. And she replaced elastic on a fitted sheet.
Gigi decided that she will try to sew every friday.

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