Sunday, October 23, 2016

Judge a Book by its Cover - Episode 399 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:34)

Jasmin has made progress on her Ashburn, in Lollipop Yarn Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize. She mentions the Bifrost, the Hitchhiker
and  the Leftie. She mentions the  the circular glass needles from Sheila Ernst that she loves.

Gigi is still working on the  Polygon blanket, by TincanKnits out of Black Trillium Fibres, Sublime DK superwash merino Gradient kits: Coral, Tidewater, Ursa.

We mention the Pop and the Vivid that we still want to knit

Jasmin has been working on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, and is nearly done with the sleeves.  She is thinking of having Genevieve help with making pompoms.

Gigi has finished the last pair of socks out of the Opal yarn she bought early this year. She used a Cat Bordhi technique for the heel. Jasmin suggests using the Smooth Operator Socks to get a better fit.  Gigi is knitting a pair of Vanilla socks out of Berry Colorful Yarnings.

Gigi  is knitting one newborn sized hat first with her leftover yarn, then using the rest for preemie hats.

Jasmin likes Shuly's Bakery apple cider cupcakes.


In Stitches:(18:15)


Jasmin wore her BostonJen striped Cowl and BostonJen hat, and her Boneyard. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater and her Little oak cardigan. Rex wore the Goth baby sweater.  (All of the notes for this sweater are in the project page.)

Jasmin wore her Rhinebeck sweater, the Tangled Yoke cardigan.

 Events:(28:08)

Gigi attended the Pacific International Quilt Fest, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
We will also be attending Stitches West, sometime in February. Gigi introduced her friend to the Flynn quilting frame. Gigi was amazed by kits with lazer cut quilt kits.

Contest:(36:15)


The newest prize is a skein of Canon Hand Dyes yarn in the "You Really Must Get Some Flounces" colorway.

Last weeks prize was the Gleener, for removing pills from knit wear.
We have a winner: allichka

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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 #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.

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

Mother Knows Best:(39:49)


This week we talk about our purse knitting. Jasmin likes her Erin Lane Bags. Let us know about your purse knitting.

When Knitting Attacks:(43:45)


Gigi was attacked by the polygons that she has memorized already. Also, a Vanilla sock proved to be challenging this week.

Review:(46:07)

The Knitted Hat book

Jasmin mentions the Sunflower hat

Straw into Gold:(58:38)

Jasmin spun a Coral Romney/tussah  Abby Batt (on the Device).

Jasmin also spun on the Acadia wheel.

Genevieve and Rex adjusted the settings on Gigi's Matchless.

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