Thursday, May 5, 2016

Crocuses in Yokuses - Episode 376 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:32)

Jasmin is gearing up for Stash Dash #emilyvsjasmin, #teamcuteknitter, #stashdash2016 (and not that you would need, it but also #teamknittingbutterflies).

Jasmin is working on the Spock sweater , getting it ready for The Knit Girllls Stash Dash. Gigi is talking about the Einstein sweater she wants to finish with button bands, buttons and shoulder pads.

Jasmin is knitting the Welcome to the Flock cardigan for Rex. (enabley details are on the project page). She is planning to knit the best buttonhole by Anna Zilborg, that are mentioned in Knitting for Anarchists and Splendid Apparel.  She mentions the electric bead reamer  to fix buttons. And she is gushing about the sheep stitch markers that she put on the Lacis stitch markers.

Gigi is planning to knit a preemie hat a day in May. Long and convoluted story how that happened.
 And she played an amazing round of chicken with one of them.

Jasmin is working on the Coronation cardigan for Genevieve. There will be crocuses on the yoke. She mentions MegKnitficent from the Mostly MagKnitficent podcast, who has done an amazing job on her charts for an Anna cardigan

 Gigi is plugging away on the Peppermint Mocha socks.

Jasmin has made progress on her Fancy zebra cowl #zebralong. She is also working on the polychevron cowl. The  LuxAdorna Knitalong is on their forum here.

Jasmin is really enjoying reading people's 5-5-5s.

Also, since we are not going to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this year, so we are going to re-read the chapter about attending MDSW in Knitlandia, and follow it on social media.

Contest:(24:58)

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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#ProjectSweaterChest is continuing.
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#Elizalong is also going on.

Mother Knows Best:(26:40)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
about progress on the studio space.

 Our professional organizer friend provided amazing support.
Jasmin mentions the neighborhood Next Door app .

When Knitting Attacks:(33:22)

Gigi got kicked by the Fancy Zebra cowl, but is back on track. Also, she had trouble with her Trouvaille

Jasmin is gearing up for Stash Dash. The Landon cardigan, which is supposed to be part of it, had gone AWOL.


Review:(38:04)

This week we review One-Skein Wonders, edited by Judith Durant. We mention Brenda Patipa, whose designs we really like.

And Sew On:(52:34)

Jasmin measured Gigi so she could get started with her sloper pattern, and thinks Kristen Voolenvine's idea of doing a sloper-along is brilliant.

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