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On The Needles:(0:34)
Jasmin is working on two Playful Stripes cardigans, one for Genevieve, and one for Beanzilla, since she is replacing Genevieve's old Playful Stripes.
Jasmin is knitting the Playful Stripes on Knitter's Pride Karbonz Deluxe Interchangeable needles which we will review in a future episode. She mentions Monkeysuits.
On the way to Eugene, Jasmin cast on the Spectral cowl out of yarn from the now defunct Cephalopod Yarns. We are all excited about the gradient yarn kits from Black Trillium Fibers that we saw at the Black Sheep Gathering.
Gigi is excited about the Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs #behmalong she is also excited about working on the Fractal Danger shawl by Martina Behm, (#behmalong) out of Abstract Fiber Supersock + in the Danger colorway. Gigi's one FO is a preemie hat.
Gigi is excited about knitting a pair of socks out of Regia 6-ply Stripemania that are growing at an amazing speed.
She is also working on the Selvedges cardigan out of an old Knit Wear Magazine # 1, out of an alpaca yarn with a large gauge.
- 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
We mention Voolenvine's Video Beading tutorial.
Join Team Sasquatch!
We have a new prize! A skein of Canon Hand Dyes in George Merino base DK in the "You Really Must Get some Flounces" Jane Austen colorway.
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:(28:00)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum about getting measured.
Jasmin watched the Lucy Neatby Intarsia DVDs and mentions Custom Fit Qualified yarn stores.
Let us know about measuring/getting measured by the Custom Fit team.
When Knitting Attacks:(35:05)
Gigi cast on too many stitches for her Geek socks. Jasmin accidentally used Gigi's waste yarn for a provisional cast on and the piece was too short.
This week we review Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Knitting by Mary Scott Huff
We mention her other books, Hats to Knit, Fun and Fantastical Slippers to Knit:
The New Stranded Colorwork, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting
Jasmin mentions Kids Knitting: Projects for Kids of all Ages, by Melanie Falick
and Lucy Neatby's The Brand New Knitter DVD.
Straw Into Gold:(54:43)
Week 6 of Tour de Fleece training: find your support network.
Jasmin advises Rachel Ray recipes, and joining Team Sasquatch
Gigi weighed her fiber into 25g nests.
And Sew On:(57:35)
Gigi has started on a garment from Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time: by Tanya Whelan.
She thinks the master patterns needed more detail, like the Burda magazine patterns.