Thursday, April 21, 2016

Speaking of Steeking - Episode 374 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has knitted a bunch of preemie hats but has lost her count.

Jasmin is working on the  Spock sweater for Rex out of Fab Funky Fibres.

Gigi finished the Rib-a-roni hat for the #25000 tuques. Our thanks to Purlescence and Bar Maids for their support.

Jasmin is knitting the Welcome to the Flock  cardigan for Rex, and has also gotten a kit to make one for Genevieve.  Enably details are posted on the project pages.

Jasmin has been convinced to do swatches in the round.

We mention Jean Frost, whose work is amazing.

Jasmin mentions the Coronation cardigan. Also she is excited about Stash Dash, hosted by the Knit Girllls and is having a personal competition with Emily of Knitting Butterflies.
Jasmin had knitted the Landon cardigan for Rex, but she is going to add a steek to accommodate his head, and she has decided to knit a facing. Which will make it eligible for Stash Dash.

She thinks she may have read about it in Philosophers Wool. She also mentions Nancy Wiseman's Book of Finishing Techniques, where she discusses a knitted facing.

Gigi and Jasmin talk about putting zippers and facings into their Carli sweaters.
Gigi is making slow progress on the  Peppermint Mocha socks out of Coffee with C.C., and she mentions Teaching your Brain to Knit.

Gigi is also getting close to finishing her Viajante.

Gigi is working on her Fancy Zebra cowl #zebralong. She put in a lifeline just before she did an increase row.

Jasmin also reminds podcasters to link to their podcasts in the Podcast thread LINK


 We have a winner for #operationsockdrawer: harmonyt/harmonyTG

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.
The winner for the #elizalong is TewshortforU

Mother Knows Best:(30:54)

This week we give you some common sense advice: Keep your receipts. Jasmin thought misplaced a skein of yarn that she didn't have.

Jasmin talks about the Kits from Sincere Sheep. And she enthuses about the Baa-ble hat

When Knitting Attacks:(37:44)

Gigi mixed up the row that she was working on the Viajante. So she had to tink back a gazillion stitches.


This week we review Splendid Apparel, by Anna Zilboorg  
Also, you want to listen to our Directors Cut with Anna Zilboorg
Jasmin also likes her book, Knitting for Anarchists

And Sew On:(49:06)

Jasmin has been sewing a steek on the Landon cardigan that she just knitted for Rex. She enthuses about her Featherweight sewing machine. Also, she talks about the Walking Foot.

1 comment:

  1. I was able to enjoy the show while driving to my spinning class. Whew, navajo plying is not as easy as it looks. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it before too long.

    My Fives
    Five Podcasters to have a meal with
    1. Jasmin & GiGi of The Knitmore Girls
    2. Louise from Caithness Craft Collective
    3. Heather of the Fiberista Files
    4. Emily of the Knitting Butterflies
    5. The KnitGirllls - Leslie & Laura

    My 5 Real People:
    1. JK Rowling
    2. Duke & Duchess of York, William & Kate
    3. Mel Brooks
    4. RuPaul
    5. Atz, Otto and Kilcher Family (Alaska the Last Frontier)

    5 Fictional Characters:
    1. the Weasleys from the Harry Potter Series
    2. Capt Kirk & Spock
    3. The Parr Family (The Incredibles)
    4. The Village of Brigadoon
    5. Regina (The Evil Queen) from Once Upon a Time