Saturday, April 2, 2016

More Like a Goose - Episode 371 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:35)

Jasmin's cowl surgery is done, and the Austen cowl is finished. She mentions Ysolda Teague's brilliant "Make the long tail manageable by folding it multiple times before threading the needle." method for her 180 stitches worth of Kitchener stitch.

Gigi finished knitting on six preemie hats. Jasmin has ideas for helping her get more preemie hats done.

Jasmin is making good progress on the Spock sweater. It is even easier than the Bifrost scarf. She is also excited about working on the Coronation cardigan, it feels close to being done.

Gigi finished yet another pair of Opal Socks.

Jasmin finished the Landon pullover for Rex. (Lisa Souza and Cooperative Press are offering discounts on Boys Knits and yarn, check the project page.)

Gigi has two more FOs, she has knit two Propeller hats from Woolly Wormhead, out of Infinite Twist Helix Yarn.

Jasmin has cast on the poly Chevron cowl , out of Black Trillium Fibres, she mentions her Boneyard.
 Gigi has cast on the Peppermint Mocha socks out of Coffee with C.C.

In Stitches:(17:43)

Gigi wore  socks, and her Gran's Hug,
Jasmin wore the Emily hat.

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

Rex wore the blue wrap sweater.

Contest:(19:43)

We have a new prize: a draw string Erin Lane project bag
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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Mother Knows Best:(22:33)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
about reclaiming yarn from thrifted sweaters. Jasmin thinks that Judith McKenzie McCuin may teach a class on this.
 

When Knitting Attacks:(27:06)

Gigi dropped a number of stitches. Also, she thought she didn't need to use stitch markers. That showed her!
While watching Grantchester, Jasmin was too distracted to pay attention to her knitting.


Review:(32:07)

This week we review
Knitting Fabric Rugs by Karen Tiede . We didn't find her offering a class on Craftsy
Martelli rotary cutter was suggested for cutting thrifted clothes.
Jasmin insists that there is t shirt yarn available! She is right!

Short Rows: (43:31)

Genevieve does a review of Joanna Johnson's children's books

2 comments:

  1. please let genevieve know that i quite enjoyed her book reviews!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing the tip from Ysolda! I am in the middle of kitchenering my Striped Cowl and this just made it WAY more managemable and enjoyable.

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