Thursday, June 4, 2015

Deckchairs on the Titanic - Episode 336 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:33)

 Gigi has some finished objects: she has finished the van Gogh vanilla socks, and started tube socks out of what is left over for Genevieve.

Jasmin has lengthened the sleeves of Genevieve's  Very Hungry Caterpillar cardigan #stashdash. According to Lala from the Knit Girllls it counts for Stash Dash.

There is some heckling of  Commuter Jen.

Jasmin is planning to lengthen her SPAKAL sweater : The Eadon cardigan by Susanna IC, and add a zipper to it, which doesn't count for Stash Dash.

Gigi has finished the knitting on the Gansey socks.  The yarn bleeds and needs to be set with citric acid.

We mention Rachel Herron's blog  who is purging her posessions. We talk about stash.

Jasmin is still knitting on her  Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins, and is enjoying it tremendously.

Gigi has knitted up more preemie hats and is thinking of crocheting flowers on top of some of them.

Jasmin has been working on her  Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs, in the Metro colorway. And she is excited about putting beads on it. Also, she mentions Miss Babs' very inspiring newsletter.

Gigi is seaming up the  Mishke.  #stashdash.


- 6/6/2015:  Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery (Bring a hat, get a mug)
- 06/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon
- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash
- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece
-July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads


Our winner this week is HappySpiderKnits , who has a podcast. She won a skein of Rhubarb by Abstract Fiber  in Super Sock Plus. And Jasmin promised to link to a recipe for Dutch Baby pancakes.

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.

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 Thistle 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:(24:20)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
about thoughtful reviews for Etsy and Indie dyers

When Knitting Attacks:(36:10)

Gigi had put too many stitches on the waste yarn for her Gansey socks and now has to graft the hole that is left from the heel.


This week we review Boho Crochet

Straw Into Gold:(45:53)

Genevieve decided to spin and had a mini lesson on pinching and pulling fiber.
Tour de Fleece, week two of preparation. Jasmin mentions the 6 inch Schacht bobbins

And Sew On:(51:24)

Jasmin has been sewing zippers.  Barberry Cardigan (for Genevieve) out of Abstract Fiber Calder (in the "Saffron" colorway). #matchymatchyKAL #projectsweaterchest.

She has gotten labels from ShuShuStyle and Sterling name tapes.

She also sewed a zipper into her Citrus Mondo cable cardi out of Cascade Quatro, and the other Mondo  is made out of Abstract Fiber Miro.

1 comment:

  1. Love your pic of Genevieve spinning. Such concentration. Too bad I couldn't knit me a little girl who spins; no pattern for that. :-)