Friday, June 17, 2016

A Bike Thing - Episode 382 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:31)

Landon cardigan is finished! 380 yards done! Pictures haven't been taken yet, because it has been to hot to stuff Rex into a wool sweater. (CORRECTION: Now we have.) Jasmin mentions a pearl of wisdom from Lucy Neatby. She also mentions address labels from Sterling Name Tapes and the size labels from ShuShu Styles.

Tuesday, Jasmin did a Periscope of her pinning grosgrain ribbon onto the button band on the Welcome to the Flock for Rex. (The intent was to film like a Craftsy class.  She borrowed a GoPro to get optimal visual quality.)

It is steeked, first band is done. Jasmin is planning to do Anna Zilborg's knitted bound buttonhole out of Splendid Apparel. We mention the Grosgrain Ribbon Tutorial. zipper facings are knit, ready for zipper to be installed. Maybe she will  do a Periscope on sewing on a button.
Also she is amazed by the technique of attaching the buttonband with a crocheted slip stitch bind off.

Gigi has been working on the Odelia, and she needs to make the shoulders narrower.
Gigi finally started her Copperplate for the #elizalong!
 
Jasmin has been working on the Coronation cardigan, and we Periscope-d when she cut the steek.
She wants to try Quilt Clips instead of pins for holding grosgrain ribbon.

Gigi is knitting more socks out of Opal yarn. She cast on a pair of socks for Sam.
Also she took pictures of the preemie hats that she has knitted (so far) this year.

Jasmin has made a bit of progress on the Spock sweater.
Jasmin revived her SPAKAL 2014 cardigan.  #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

Contest:(25:34)

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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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#elizalong #projecat sweater chest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer.

Mother Knows Best:(28:36)

This week we discuss differences in technique when it comes so sewing grosgrain ribbon.

When Knitting Attacks:(34:02)

Gigi was on a roll knitting the Copperplate, and overshot the end and had to frog about an inch.

Review:(35:20)

This week we review

Teach Yourself Visually Color Knitting, by  Mary Scott Huff

Jasmin thinks this is a good companion book to the Philosopher's Wool Technique book.
We mention Annetarsia.

Gigi mentions millefiori pieced quilts.
Jasmin wants to learn crewel embroidery from Joanna Johnson

Tour De Fleece Training:(44:27)

We are late and doubling up on the assignments. Pick your project and weigh out your fiber. If you want to wash your fiber yourself, you need to get busy with that. Handcyclers are welcome on Team Sasquatch, but are not recognized by the official Tour de Fleece group.

And Sew On:(47:28)

Jasmin is sewing ribbon and zippers. She uses an adhesive thimble-it to protect her fingers.
She ordered a zipper nipper and she is reminiscing about getting a custom zipper from ZipperStop, and she has bought zipper stops. Also she likes her wire cutters better than the zipper nipper.
She mentions the article in threads magazine on how to shorten zippers .

Gigi is still fighting with marking the gingham for her sloper. She tried a Micron pen.

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