Thursday, August 13, 2015

Leafy Green Math - Episode 346 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin started the Frozen sweater for Genevieve out of SuperSport by Lisa Souza. Excruciatingly detailed notes can be found on her project page.

She mentions that Sculptured Knits is being sold for a giveaway price.

Gigi is ready to start beading her Viajante, and as strung her beads onto SuperFloss.

Jasmin has finished the  Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings in the "Shades of Grey" colorway. 3977 m for Stash Dash, and there is some more heckling of NDJen04 of the Commuter Knitter podcast.

Gigi is almost done with her Lorelei Cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding
She talks about the Fleegle Beader.
Jasmin started a hat for Beanzilla to bring him home from the hospital. She is working on the Dinocap.

Gigi has finished two more preemie hats out of swapped yarn ends. Jasmin picked up her  Three Color Cashmere cowl by Joji Locatelli out of Pepperberry Knits cashmere.


- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)
- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads
- October 15-18: Pacific International Quilt Fest


We have a winner: Karensky
The new prize is: a skein of Lisa Souza Hardtwist Petite base in the Flahridduh 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.

We are thinking of coming up with a new quirky, creative contest.

Mother Knows Best:(23:34)

This week we suggest you be the Boss of your Knitting. We also talk about freshening up sweaters.

When Knitting Attacks:(27:44)

Gigi lost a game of yarn chicken.  She was a yard and a half short binding off the Lorelei cowl. Also, she can't find the rest of her yarn.

Jasmin fixed the button band of the Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho.


This week we review Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet by Kate Atherley

Straw Into Gold:(41:31)

Gigi has been spinning every day, and has almost spun all of her fleece.

Jasmin has been plying like a fiend, to make her Stash Dash goal before going into labor. She is planning to knit the  Schoodic cardigan by Hannah Fettig with it.

She has been using the Schacht Yardage Counter in conjunction with the Schacht Ultra Swift.

And Sew On:(47:16)

Gigi's sewing machine refused to sew. She tried every trick in the book, and it finally worked again.  She sewed in the zipper, basted shut the lining so Genevieve couldn't try it on. So it has to be lengthened, and Gigi added length and is thinking of sewing rickrack over the seam.

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