Thursday, January 7, 2016

Progressively Crazier - Episode 359 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:36)

 Jasmin is working on the Bon Bon Toque by Tincanknits. She is knitting it out of Mountain Meadows Wool for #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat.

Purlescence is a collection point for hats for  Syrian refugees.
Gigi has knitted three Perennial hats, one of them for herself, and the other two for the #25000tuques project.

Jasmin made progress on the Landon pullover, designed by Katya Frankel, out of Lisa Souza BFL. (There are discount codes from Lisa Souza and Katya Frankel on the project page.)

Gigi has finished the citrus colored sock, and she finds the shades of grey vanilla socks very potato chippy. Jasmin is working on the Churchmouse baby wrap cardigan out of FabFunkyFibres in the Spock colorway. 

Gigi is knitting on a cowl out of some black-ish handspun out of mistery fiber.

We announce the Eliz-along! We are knitting sweaters out Elizabeth Doherty's book Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design

Jasmin is starting with the Helvetica and Gigi will be knitting the Copperplate. We will be knitting the designs in Quince and Co yarn. This knitalong is running in conjuction with #projectsweaterchest.

In Stitches:(19:50)

Gigi wore handknit socks, the Knitmore cowl, the Serpentine cowl, wristers, the new Perennial hat, and her Cassidy.

Jasmin wore the Mondo Cable Cardi, the Tess silk and wool hat, the Tangled Yoke cardigan She engaged in a sweater wash-a-palooza, with totally unscented Allure. She washed her Carli, the Kobiyashi Maru, and the yellow hat. They also used the Fiberwash from Unicorn Fibers for three other handspun sweaters.

Genevieve wore Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat, ola hat,  and the Kapuzin hoodie,

Rex wore the Purl Soho Baby cardi, and the Kobiyashi Maru.

Sam wore the San Jose Sharks scarf that Gigi knitted for him.


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A Lolo Foot bar
a very big Erin Lane bag, 
and a Leslie Wind cable needle ring
Contest will wrap up next week.Winners will be announced in episode 361

Mother Knows Best:(31:46)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
about what we do with the leftover ends of bobbins.

When Knitting Attacks:(35:07)

Gigi was attacked by standard vs metric. She knitted four inches instead of four centimeters for the headband of her Perennial.

We mention NASA and The Martian


This week we review Playful Hoodies, by Mary Rasch

Gigi raves about Fleece Hat Friends, by Mary Rasch

Straw Into Gold:(45:47)

We play with the Acadia Spinning Wheel by Infinite Twist

And Sew On:(49:56)

Gigi mended a sheet that the dogs had torn. She used Wonder Under to fuse a patch to the sheet before she sewed it on.

1 comment:

  1. Just an interesting tidbit about button closures, not logical, but cute. When I worked in theatre costuming we always remembered which side the buttons go on with little saying, "Women are always right and men or left over." Nothing personal guys. Just a play on words, it could have just as easily gone the other way had the buttons closure tradition been reversed.