Saturday, September 10, 2016

Firm Boundaries - Episode 393 - The Knitmore Girls

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On The Needles:(0:33)

Jasmin is working on the Bifrost scarf from a kit by Infinite Twist, and is about two thirds done. She loves using the bicycle clips.

Gigi has been working on preemie hats and has had also had a request for newborn size hats, which are also sometimes needed. Our donations go to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center NICU.


Jasmin has made some progress on the Anna sweater. Gigi has swatched for the Pop blanket by Tincanknits, out of Tess Yarns Rainbow mini skein gradient kit.

Jasmin is going to knit the Vivid blanket out of her Rainbow kit.

There will be hashtags for instagram, and  so you can follow our progress on #blanketstatement. 
We mention the Persian Tiles blanket.

Gigi has been working on a secret project out of of Black Trillium Fibres, in Sublime DK Gradient kit superwash merino in the colors Coral, Tidewater, and Ursa.


Jasmin has been working on the Gone astray cardigan and it is almost to the armholes.

Also, she is making progress on the Live long and Prosper socks for Andrew.  And she is thrilled that Susan B. Anderson tells you the weight for how much you need for heels in her Smooth Operator Socks pattern. 

Contest:(15:48)

 Operation Sockdrawer is up and running again.
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.
Our newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Lisa Souza in the Francois colorway.
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  #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.
 We will announce a new prize for this contest next week.
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Mother Knows Best:(20:13)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about? 'thread about
 how to fix dropped stitches on finished knits.

Gigi mentions her Frost Flowers shawl.

When Knitting Attacks:(26:23)

Jasmin had too many rows on her Anna cardigan. She offers scripts for ripping out knitting.

Review:(30:49)

This week we are reviewing Woolens, by Jared Flood 

We reference Stephen West.

Straw into Gold:(42:13)

We have been spinning on "The Device" Jasmin is using some Lisa Souza superwash merino in the Wild Thing colorway.

 We mention the Akerworks lazy kate. 

Jasmin wound a Schacht plastic bobbin (on the Device!) to store singles.
We did a periscope of us spinning on the Device.  

And Sew On:(48:53)

Jasmin wrestled with her sewing machine and oiled it to within and inch of its life.
We worked on some more project bags.

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