Thursday, July 23, 2015

Grover in a Princess Dress - Episode 343 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:31)

One minute health update.
Jasmin has made excellent progress on a Playful Stripes for Beanzilla. Gigi is working on the Fractal Danger shawlette.

Jasmin is working on her Viajante #Behmalong, #beadsandlace2015. She mentions the Around Your Neck KAL  (#aynKAL) from the Suburban Stitcher. She is musing about mindful knitting. Gigi's progress on her Viajante seems infinitesimal.

Gigi is adding stitches on a preemie hat. She also is knitting more socks out of the Regia 6ply that she had left over from last weeks socks.

Jasmin is very pleased with the customer service at Unicorn Fiber. Genevieve's Playful Stripes cardigan cardigan has been (somewhat) salvaged.


- 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
- October 15-18: Pacific International Quilt Fest


This weeks prize is a skein of Berry Colorful Yarnings, in the colorway "Sweet".
And the winner is: Fanojoel!
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.

Mother Knows Best:(2:11)

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

Thanks for finding the Oak Park socks pattern out of the Anntarsia book.
Kristen from Yarngasm has an excellent beaded knitting tutorial.

When Knitting Attacks:(27:42)

 Jasmin managed to knit the smaller sized sleeve length on the sweater she just finished for Genevieve. She mentions the Houdini technique. She is testing/reviewing he Knitter's Pride Karbonz needles.


 This week we review Knitted Wraps and Cover-ups, by Annie Modesitt.

Straw Into Gold:(48:41)

Gigi needs to switch out whorls to make her spinning wheel go faster. Also, she got Rumpelstilzkined, when her spinning attacked her. The singles had slipped the confines of the bobbin.

Jasmin didn't set up her Woolly Winder properly and managed to confound herself. Her goal per day is 75g per day.

And Sew On:(53:41)

Jasmin went to the fabric store WITHOUT mom. Mom suggested that Kwik Sew patterns are generally written for knit fabrics.

1 comment:

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