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On The Needles:(0:34)
Jasmin finished knitting the Playful Stripes for Beanzilla. Gigi has been working on a pair of 6ply Regia socks in the "Thanksgiving dinner" colors socks.
Jasmin is knitting the Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings in the "Shades of Grey" colorway. She references the Tomten pattern out of Elizabeth Zimmerman's The Opinionated Knitter. She mentions Jill Draper.
Jasmin talks about Amy Herzog's Knitter's Toolbox App, which helps with spacing button holes.
One of Gigi's Geek socks is finished, the next one is cast on. We discuss the Jaywalker pattern.
Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet is mentioned. Question for our listeners: What are your favorite patterns for self striping socks?
Gigi reached the black hole of knitting for her Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs , and Jasmin figured out how much Gigi needs to have left, before she starts her beaded lace edge.
There is some heckling of NDJen04 of the Commuter Knitter podcast.
Gigi is making tracks on her Lorelei Cowl from the Book of Cowls by Sivia Harding, and is getting to the part where she she gets to use beads.
Jasmin reminds her of the Fleegle beader and Oral B Superfloss for beading.
- 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
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.
Mother Knows Best:(24:20)
This week we answer a question from our Facebook page about sizing garments for small people who grow fast.
Jasmin references Knits for Boys by Kate Oates.
When Knitting Attacks:(34:21)
Jasmin is thoroughly enjoying the Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho. She noticed that the sleeves weren't matching. So she frogged part of the sleeve and did it correctly.
This week we review Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design by Elizabeth Doherty.
Jasmin is thinking of hosting a Quince-Along, or an Elizabeth Doherty-Along. Jasmin mentions Jo Sharp and Debbie Bliss. Also, Elizabeth Doherty has patterns in Twist Collective and Brooklyn Tweed.
Straw into Gold:(56:09)
Gigi has been spinning a lot, she is getting faster. And using faster equipment, the High Speed Bobbins are amazing.
We talk about Schacht Bobbin, Plastic 6", and the Swedish Bobbin Winder from Carolina Homespun.
Also, they gush over how amazing the Woolee Winder is. Jasmin is planning to knit the Schoodic cardigan by Hannah Fettig. Jasmin wants to knit the Eris cardigan by the Girl from Auntie out of a Corriedale hogget from Out-back Farm.
And Sew On:(1:08:47)
Gigi tried putting gathering stitches onto the skirt of the dress she is sewing for Genevieve.
She watched tutorials on how to sew gathers on It's Sew Easy, and Gretchen Hirschberger did excellent demonstrations.
Jasmin has been sewing address labels (from Sterling Name tapes,) and size labels into the sweaters.