Friday, July 22, 2016

Off-label usage - Episode 386- The Knitmore Girls


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We have been proud to support the Knitmore Girls since the beginning. We've created community together and supported wonderful things like Halos of Hope and 25,000 Tuques. Keep the magic and keep on crafting. 
With love,
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On The Needles:(0:35)

Gigi has been working on a pair of Vanilla socks out of Regia Silk color that need to have the toes grafted and the afterthought heels put in.

She also sewed in a label into the Coronation cardigan for Genevieve using a catch stitch that is called Hexenstich in German.  She needs to work on fine motor skills.

Jasmin has made a little progress on her Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. She also swatched for the Daniel Tiger cardigan, the Anna cardigan  
This week she swatched the Love is Love colorway, from Knitted Wit, for matchy matchy sweaters

She mentions the Spock sweater, and she wants to do Intarsia? Annetarsia! We need to watch her Craftsy! class.

We talked about teaching a class at Purlescence Yarns.

Gigi is trying to work though her Area 51 and she excavated her Petra, soaked and blocked it, as well as her cowl from the #zebralong.


 Operation Sockdrawer will be on hiatus until after Tour de Fleece.
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.
#elizalong #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer.

Mother Knows Best:(16:38)

This week we are answering a question about how many things to knit for a childs winter wardrobe.
Jasmin mentions Genevieve's Anna sweater.
Do you supplement your children's wardrobe with your knitting? Tell us in this episode's thread!

When Knitting Attacks:(24:13)

Gigi had issues with the ball winder and had to redo the ball she was winding.
We mention the Schacht swift, the Nancy's Knit Knacks ball winder.
Jasmin mentions the Strauch tutorial.


This week we purloin:

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Gigi managed to spill dark chocolate on a favorite dress that she has sewn. Jasmin came to the rescue with some of the amazing Beyond Clean.

 Jasmin really liked the knit size buckets


This week we are reviewing
The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques, by Nancy M. Wiseman

Straw into Gold #TourdeFleece:(45:40)

Jasmin is close to finishing spinning the fiber from Dawn's Custom Carding, and then she will spin the Rockstar from Abstract Fibers

Gigi is spinning Corriedale, and feels like her spinning is improving. She is complaining about her technique still needing improvement.

Jasmin spun on one of the Akerworks spindles from the treehouse.

We have wool wash from Unicorn Fibre as prizes for #TourDeFleece . Please mention in the Team Sasquatch group if you have reached your goal in the finish line thread.

And Sew On:(50:06)

Gigi mended one of Genevieve's dress up dresses. Gigi mentioned Sew many Dresses, Sew Little Time. She is sewing with a young friend. They are using the basic dress to make a sloper, so all the patterns can be fitted from that pattern.

 Gigi's sloper bodice is ready to be fitted. #whatsasloper.

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