Thursday, June 11, 2015

Stash Talk - Episode 337 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:32)

Gigi is seaming her Mishke for #Stashdash and anticipating all the yardage that it will add.

Jasmin has finished the dot part of her Rainbow Dots cowl out of Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins  and is now making tracks on the stripes.

Gigi is excited about her Selvedges cardigan out of an old Knit Wear Magazine # 1, out of an alpaca yarn with a large gauge.

Jasmin has just started on her Three Color Cashmere Cowl, by Joji Locatelli out of Pepperberry Knits.

Gigi has cast on the Fractal Danger shawl by Martina Behm,  #behmalong out of Abstract Fiber Supersock + in the Danger colorway, which was part of the House Special by the Barmaids.
She mentions that she  has pulled yarn to knit a pair of socks with Lucy Neatby's rolled hem technique. [Retraction, this is not a rolled hem, it is a tubular hem, from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet]

Jasmin is working on her Viajante and mentions the Fleegle beading tool. #matchymatchyKAL

Gigi has also been knitting on her Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs 
 
Events:(14:19)

We attended   Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery and we had lots of fun

Dr Gemma already has done a recap on her podcast.
We mention the amazing Sultana, who spinns for the sweaters she knits.

 - 06/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon [You can find the recap episode with all of the restaurants listed here]
- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  invented by the Knit Girllls
- July 4-26: Tour de Fleece
- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads
 
Contest:(25:59)

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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The contest has wrapped up. The winners all submitted entries that were original and delightful

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", generously provided by The Wool Boutique

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.
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Mother Knows Best:(32:05)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
about increases in patterns. Jasmin suggests the Knit Evenly App.

When Knitting Attacks:(35:50)

Gigi had fun with her Viajante and managed to think she had mistaken it for the Tubularity. Attack ensued.

Purloined:(38:47)

 This week we are purloining "Tooltime" from the Yarnraising podcast, hosted by Malia

We love the Gleener The Ultimate Fuzz Remover Kit

Review:(44:23)

This week we are reviewing

Westknits Spring Shawl KAL 2015 Collection by Stephen West

Jasmin mentioned our interview with him at Stitches West 2015.

We mention other Stephen West designs that we have knitted Daybreak, Pogona, Boneyard

1 comment:

  1. I loved listening to Jasmin gush over the Stephen West Collection. It made me think that she might need a #Westalong!

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