Thursday, April 30, 2015

Repeated Zipper Offenses - Episode 331 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:33)

Gigi has finished a pair of socks of Neon Now socks for Jasmin.

Jasmin finished both sleeves on the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway, and she has added and extra inch to the sleeves.

Gigi has finished some preemie hats and cast on a new one.

Jasmin sewed in the set in sleeves on the   Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest. She used the instructions for the collar on the Gramps cardigan. She used different techniques for inserting zippers.

She used a Dritz Knit Picker and the tutorial from Eunny Jang.  She also used a Hemstitch Needle to punch holes into the zipper tape. And she used a Brass Stiletto for punching holes into the zipper tape. Caro Sheridan wrote about it on her blog.  This is the method with blocking wires.

Also Threads magazine has an article about sewing zippers into knit fabric.

Jasmin cast on the Baby Wrap Cardigan by Churchmouse designs, for Beanzilla, out of Manos Del Uruguay Alegria and Cascade Heritage.

Gigi dug up and old sweater that didn't get finished, because the pattern had mistakes, and is wondering if she can finish it using instructions from Knit Wear Love.

Jasmin is working on her shawl out of the kit from Canon Hand Dyes. Jasmin is thinking of knitting it also in a long, self striping yarn. She is going to use Dungeons and Dragons Dice
 to determine stripe sequence, with Neon Now Yarn.

Also, Forest on First has closed.


6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery

6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon

This weeks winner is MISLISSA .

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.
Newest prizes: Fox In Socks bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

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".

 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.

A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"

A Highland Thisle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.
 Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon

Mother Knows Best:(33:09)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
about weaving in ends in socks.

When Knitting Attacks:(37:28)

Gigi had issues at the post office. Initially, she didn't pick up enough stitches for the heel of the Neon Now socks and had to pull back the heel and and pick up enough stitches.

Jasmin has zipper drama.

Also, she was going to work on the Viajante #behmalong at Jasmin's house, and came without a pattern. It hadn't occurred to her to look on her iPad.


This week we review Home and Away by Hannah Fettig.

Gigi mentions Coastal Knits:

And Sew On:(50:07)

Gigi fixed the covers on her Shmop.

Gigi sewed satin ribbon onto the seersucker dress she is sewing for Genevieve, and then pressed it and the seersucker pattern came through onto the ribbon, and was utterly unattractive. So she ripped it out again.

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