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On The Needles:(0:36)
Jasmin is discussing her bet to beat Emily from Knitting Butterflies at #stashdash2016, #teamcuteknitter, #emilyvsjasmin. She is making slow progress on the Spock sweater. She is planning to block the Welcome to the Flock cardigan. And she is working on the Coronation sweater and is contemplating how to install the zipper. She is ruminating on turning a facing on the steek and considering Ysolda Teague's One Row Buttonhole.
Gigi has finished the tubes on a pair of Opal Vanilla Ribbed socks, and stashed them for #stashdash2016 . She immediately cast on a new pair of Opal Vanilla sock. We mention BostonJen from the Down Cellar Studio podcast
Jasmin has also made excellent progress on her Fancy Zebra cowl #Zebralong, #LuxAdonaKnits.
Lux Adorna Knitalong thread.
Gigi is very close to finishing the Trouvaille shawl.
And she is plugging away at preemie hats and and knitting up a sample of Thoroughly Thwacked yarn in a beautiful colorway.
We will announce the next prize next week.
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.
Feel free to double dip with Voolenvine's Box o'Sox KAL
We are knitting sweaters out of Elizabeth Doherty's book Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design
We will have Gleeners as prizes!
Gigi is planning to attend Spinning at the Winery at Retzlaff with Dr. Gemma. June 4th, 2016
Also, Gigi is bursting with pride, and announces that KidBrotherSam, also known as Sam Knitmore graduated from Law School.
Mother Knows Best:(21:05)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum
about knitting Magazines. we mention Interweave Knits , Knitters Magazine, Knit Scene. Jasmin laments that we have been spoiled by Cooperative Press.
Jasmin mentions her imaginary friend Verne.
Gigi subscribes to Quilting Arts magazine and Threads magazine
Jasmin mentions the Wonderful Wallaby
When Knitting Attacks:(30:04)
Gigi has been trying to get gauge for her #elizalong cardigan, with varying degrees of sucess.
One of her vanilla socks turned up with one stitch too many. It wasn't an extra stitch, but a yarn over.
She also sent a very carefully crafted letter in German to people who speak excellent English.
We are purloining again from Kino Knits, for a KAL with the oldest yarn in one's stash.
This week we review Customize Your Knitting, by Margaret Hubert
Jasmin mentions Nicky Epstein's series of books on edgings:
- Knitting on the Edge,
- Knitting Beyond the Edge,
- Knitting over the Edge.
She also mentions Amy Herzog.
Straw Into Gold:(45:32)
Jasmin did some spinning with some pretty fiber, because that is also eligible for Stash Dash.