Thursday, September 22, 2016

Eating Crow - Episode 395 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:32)

Jasmin is happy with her Fair Isle knitting on the Anna sweater using the Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified. She also mentions Annetarsia.  We talk about toothsome yarn by the Bourgeois from Philosopher's Wool, substantial, toothsome yarn is also available from Black Water Abbey, Jill Draper Yarn, and Sheep Spot

Jasmin has worked some more on the Bifrost, and is utterly happy with how it is turning out.

Gigi has been working on the Scandinavian Socks from Little Box of Socks and feels clumsy. Jasmin suggested she borrow the Yarn Guide. She finds that practice improves her technique.
Susan B. Anderson has suggested it on her blog.

Gigi has been making itty bitty pompoms for preemie hats with the itty bitty pompom maker
and she crocheted a flower on one of them out of a Nicky Epstein book.

We talk some more about test knitting. Jasmin noticed that she was wrong. She mentions the lovely hat Emily Straw designed, inspired by Hamilton. It is not on her ravelry page yet. Jasmin wants to knit it out of Lisa Souza's  Deluxe Sock in a continental blue and antique gold. There was excellent discussion on the board with regards to test knitting/sample knitting and pay.

Jasmin got some yarn from from Knitmona had some lovely Halloween self striping
yarns that Jasmin just had to have. The yarn is lovely.  She is going to knit Smooth Operator Socks
they are her purse project now, because even with bicycle clips, the Bifrost is getting too big to stuff in a purse.

Gigi is working on the Polygon blanket, by Tincanknits, out of Black Trillium Fibres, Sublime DK superwash merino Gradient Kits,  in the colors Coral, Tidewater, and Ursa. This is so addictive!

Jasmin has started the first sleeve of the Gone Astray cardigan.

Contest:(27:15)

New prize for Operation Sock Drawer:
A skein of very Halloween-y yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings in  Hallow Eve 
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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We have a winner for #projectSweaterChest!
 The winner of a set of Oh Snap Bags is knknitter, for knitting a very impressive swatch.

  #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.

We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.
FYI: The Buffalo Wool Company has their Fall Sweater Challenge from August 1st to October 1st

#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and
functional, and excellent for everyday wear.

Mother Knows Best:(29:46)

We continue the discussion  about #FairFiberWage

Kudos to the new CEO of F&W /General Manager of Interweave, Mr. Bolton for stepping up, addressing, and working to resolve the issues.

Purloined:(38:03)

This week we purloin
Yummies from the Geeky Girls Knit videocast. We talk about " The Room where it's happening " Hamilton podcast

Review:(43:24)

This week we are reviewing Curls 2, by Hunter Hammersen

Gigi finds her books terribly addicting and she is on her way to knitting her way through one and planning the next.

We are planning to do a Hunter-along, after we participate in the #BigBadBergAlong.
Also, it seems we are doing a blanket-along, #BlanketStatement.
And we love her blog: Violently Domestic

Straw into Gold:(51:37)

 Jasmin has been spinning on the Device and the Acadia Wheel. She is also working on making some sparkly DIY bobbins for the Device.  

The device comes with fold flat Akerworks Bobbins

Once she has worked it out, she will write about it on her blog.

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