Thursday, December 24, 2015

Two Left Gloves - Episode 357 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:55)

Gigi put some trim on a preemie hat. She has four pair of socks on the needles. There will be a #projectsweaterchestKAL coming up.

She started a pair of socks in the Twelve Days of Christmas colorway, by Berry Colorful Yarnings on the Saturated Sparkle Sock base. 75% merino, 25%nylon, 5% stellina.

She started a sock in the Under the Mistletoe colorway, by Julianna's Fibre, in the base Lucid Dream Sock Yarn, 80% superwash merino, 20 % nylon.

She is still working on the Meilenweit Citrus Socks, and the Meilenweit Multiringel socks, both in a Vanilla sock pattern.

Jasmin was enabled by the Fat Squirrel Speaks into buying Julianna's Fibre and bought some Under the Mistletoe for herself.

She has made excellent progress on Genevieve's  Coronation Cardigan, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings. She finished a hat for Andrew that only had an inch of knitting left. She wrote up the pattern on her project page.

She also made progress on the Elsa gloves, and she really likes to work on the beading.
She is also working on the  Bifrost Scarf scarf.

Gigi blocked a swatch for her second Rocky Coast cardigan out of gunmetal grey Cascade Yarns Eco Wool

Jasmin is sewing grosgrain ribbon and weaving in ends on the  Kobayashi Maru and enthusing about the TincanKnits Twelve days of advent, where they have a free pattern every day.
And she lovesStar Trek Onesies.

In Stitches:(16:10)

Gigi has been wearing her Flamingo Feathers,
her Knitmore cowl, mostly Vanilla socks, and wristers.  She needs to knit herself some hats and cowls. Woolly Wormhead, Alana Dakos, Bonne Marie Burns, and Tincan Knits are designers whose patterns she is going to look at for patterns.

Jasmin wore her Mondo Cable cardi, the Twist Cardigan, the ola hat, the Rocky Coast cardigan with the Leslie Wind Disc latch

Genevieve wore her Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat

Rex wore his  Bumble hat from C.C. from the Geeky Girls Knit podcast , Baby Puerperium that Cchellez knit for him, and the Purl Soho Baby cardi.

Sam wore a hat mom had knitted for him some time ago.

Contest:(27:26)

Our annual Do Some Good Contest :
Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close around January 6th.

Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit more than your immediate friends and family. 

Do Some Good prizes:
Lolo Foot bar
a very big Erin Lane bag, 
and a Leslie Wind cable needle ring 
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#grinchalong
The Grinch-along. Starting date December 1st.

There are only two rules:

1. Cease and desist all holiday gift knitting! #grinchalong.
2. What you *do* knit, must bring you joy.

Take pictures and post them in the ravelry group thread and/or on Instagram.

Prizes!:

- A Lolo Foot Bar
- An Erin Lane bag
- A skein of CephalopodTraveller
- a Leslie Wind cable needle ring
- a skein of sock yarn in the "Board Shorts" colorway, by Julianna's Fibre.
-  Grinchy knitting bags sewn in the "Sweatshop Of Love"(Lovingly purloined from Sweatshop Of Love) by the Knitmore Girls out of Grinchy fabric.
 Let us know what fun holiday things you are doing instead of gift knitting. Do multiple dipping with as many contests as you can.

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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Mother Knows Best:(29:34)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum about storing and displaying winter knitwear decoratively. Gigi suggests Command Hooks. Jasmin suggests an IKEA photo wire. Let us hear what your suggestions are. Also, earburning Susan B. Anderson!

When Knitting Attacks:(36:57)

Gigi was beading on her Viajante and noticed that she had started the beading mid row and will tink it back to the beginning of the row.

Jasmin mentions Kristine Beeson who beaded her Viajante, and did a beautiful job.

Jasmin was going to be very efficient and knit both of Genevieve's gloves at the same time and identical.  She really wanted to knit a left and a right glove. Ripped back.

Review:(41:59)
 
This week we review
Susan B. Anderson's Kids' Knitting Workshop

Jasmin also likes Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf, and is very fond of Melanie Falick's Kids Knitting: Projects for Kids of all Ages and Lucy Neatby's Learn to Knit DVD

Holidays with the Knitmores:(53:39)

We have affirmations for the holidays:

It is going to be ok.
It doesn't have to be perfect.

Jasmin is cooking potato soup out of America's Test Kitchen.

And, importantly, if you need help, please call someone.

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