Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Rain in Spain - Episode 387 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:31)

Jasmin thinks that Emily will probably win Stash Dash.
The Spock sweater needs two seams and an I-cord away from being done, but the kids have other ideas. She has been working on her Gone Astray cardigan, and has ordered pearls from Shipwreck Beads. She mentions the new sweater bag from Erin Lane. #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

Gigi laments not having enough diverse knitting. She has finished the knitting on a pair of Vanilla socks, another pair of Vanilla socks is at the toe decrease.  One sock for Sam now has a 60% afterthought heel.

Jasmin is singing the praises of Susan B. Anderson's newest sock the Smooth Operator Sock.

Jasmin swatched the Love is Love colorway for sweaters for the kids, and Jasmin's head exploded with all the amazing technique she got from Annetarsia and the Craftsy! class.

The dye bled on a swatch she knitted. She mentions the Knitted Wit , the customer service experience, and the importance of swatching and washing your swatch.

Gigi used the spin cycle on the washing machine on the freshly soaked Daybreak shawl that she was blocking for Jasmin.

Jasmin cast on the Anna cardigan, because she needed some easy knitting. This is a mash-up of several sweater patterns from The Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, out of Lisa Souza's  Supersport Merino.

Contest:(23:59)

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

Mother Knows Best:(29:33)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum, about books by knitting addicts.

We mention a great number of knitters whose writing is also delightful.

Clara Parkes  (particularly Knitlandia), The Yarn Harlot, Franklin Habit's blog, Rachel Herron, (the Songbird Trilogy and the Cypress Hollow Trilogy), Correction: we said trilogy, but there are four books in the series. I think Jasmin also mentioned Firefighters.

We watched a Periscope by Laura from a the Knit Girllls, Gigi likes Hunter Hammersen's Violently Domestic blog, Susan B. Anderson's blog, the Knittyblog , Alana Dakos's blog.

Jasmin mentions A Beautiful Wreck, Gigi metnions the Lord John series, and Jasmin recommends all of Elizabeth Zimmerman's books.
 

Review:(39:21)

This week we are reviewing The Baby Botanicals Bundle, by Alana Dakos
Jasmin mentions the Little Oak cardigan, the Playful stripes, and Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf.

Tour de Fleece:(52:19)

Gigi has so far spun up 12 of 32 oz for her project.
She is expecting to need another month to reach her goal.

Jasmin plied up some Rockstar from Abstract Fiber, and she is excited about Tyvek tags from Amazon. Also, she is spinning up fiber she bought from Dawn's Custom Carding at Black Sheep Festival last year,

She is going to make a set of Hiro sweaters that she is spinning Merino Corriedale from Janet Heppler on the Acadia wheel

And Sew On:(59:17)

 Gigi is excited about a pattern for shorts she got for Sam on Etsy. Our young friend sewed all the darts on her muslin, and is ready to press them.

Genevieve sewed on her lacing cards.


1 comment:

  1. I use the Pulp app for a blog reader...it works across all my Apple devices so not sure if it's on Windows based things. So glad GiGi has recovered so nicely. Thanks for being real and for the conversation!

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