Friday, April 8, 2016

Darn Good Stuff - Episode 372 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin is working on the  Spock sweater and is very pleased with the colors.

Gigi has finished two pairs of Opal socks.
Jasmin finished the Landon pullover and blocked it. She mentioned the sale at Lisa Souza.

Gigi is working on the Peppermint Mocha socks out of Coffee with C.C. and ruminating on which heel to use. Jasmin has made some progress on her  poly Chevron cowl, out of Black Trillium Fibres and is quite thrilled with it.

Gigi finished another preemie hat, and she finished the Buzzbee hat from Woolly Wormhead out of yarn from a taster kit from Sheepspot #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat, and she won Yarn Chicken.

Jasmin knit the sunflower beret #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat. She may knit more. She used Regia 6 in green, Opal 6 ply for the yellow and brown.

Thank you, again, to the Bar Maids for shipping the first 612 hats! #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat

We are going to have a cowl Knitalong together with Lux Adorna Knits. This will be known as the #Zebralong (also tag with #LuxAdornaKAL for a chance to win prizes in their group and thread!)
 
Official cast on date is May 1st.  Ravelry threads can be found on the Knitmore forum, and in the Lux Adorna group

In Stitches:(19:42)

Gigi wore her Sothia shawl, which was blocked, but she had neglected to weave in ends. Also she wore socks and could feel the stitches on her feet. We mention Kroy sock yarn.

Genevieve wore the little Oak Cardigan, Ophelia Addams hat and wristers,  Duck sweater, and the tulip stripes cardigan,


Contest:(24:06)

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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Also, we have prizes for the Elizalong from:
- A Good Yarn, they sent  the now unavailable Oh- Snap pouches from Namaste
- a half off coupon for a sweater's worth of yarn from Quince and Co. (We are going to supplement the cost of the yarn to make a whole sweater.)
- Our regular day to give out a prize hopefully will be the 13th of each month.
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Gigi and Jasmin are both intrigued with linen and knitted linen ribbon. And Jasmin noticed that a t shirt she just got from Old Navy is actually half linen.

Mother Knows Best:(30:02):

This week we answer two questions from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

One listener asked if we were project or process knitters.
She also liked the bucket book. LINK?

Also, we answered a question about kids learning to spin. Gigi mentions Respect The Spindle.

When Knitting Attacks:(45:31)

Gigi was working on the Peppermint Mocha socks and noticed that she had a hard time counting to four. She also managed to have different numbers of stitches on the top and bottom of her Vanilla socks, and had to rip back to the beginning of the toe.

She was working on hats and the tip of her brand new needle sheared off.

Jasmin was working on her poly Chevron cowl, out of Black Trillium Fibres. She messed up the pattern so thoroughly that Gigi ended up pulling back five rows.

Also, the Landon pullover is too tight to go over Rex's  head, so she will put in a zipper. She also mentions Shetland. And Grantchester, both tv shows. (There's a thread about Shetland in our Ravelry group here.)

Review:(54:45)

This week we review Betsy Beads, by Betsy Hershberg

And Sew On:(1:02:32)

Gigi shortened three pairs of jeans and patched another pair for GrandpaDahling.


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