Thursday, November 24, 2016

One Good Nap - Episode 404 - The Knitmore Girls

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One Minute Health Update(0:27)

On the Needles:(3:09

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. The deadline has been extented
Gigi working on the January Skies #BigBadBergalong, out of Black Trillium Fibres and is working on the fourth color of the garnet gradient.

Jasmin has made some progress on the Bifrost scarf.

 Gigi has finished the first of a pair of Regia Vanilla socks, and cast on the second one. She also finished the first of a pair of socks out of Berry Colorful Yarnings, and started the second one.

Jasmin has made a little progress on her Hamilknit hat. Jasmin has succumbed to Hamilton and is reading the book Hamilton by Lyn-Manuel Miranda, and Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Gigi has finished a preemie hat. Jasmin has started the R&R Hoodie for Genevieve out of Knitted Wit Love is Love.


Jasmin got an Opal Advent calendar for Gigi. Also, Jasmin ordered Frozen colored yarn from Mosaic Moon  and StevenBe

In Stitches(20:55)

Gigi is wearing wool socks, and hat at night and the Knitmore cowl

Jasmin wore her BostonJen hat (the Greyhaven Hat), the Breezy cardigan, and enthuses about the possibilities of the Purl Soho Sweater (Crossover Crewneck)

Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Squirrel sweater, Elmo scarf, and “Worm Hat”

And we gush about how much we like Plum Delux Tea, especially their Relax, Cuddle Time and Reading Nook blends. And the tea that tastes like roses (Evening in the Garden).

Events:(30:05)

We will be attending Stitches West,  February 23-26.

Contest:(31:21)

The "Do Some Good Contest" starts today, and the #grinchalong starts 12/1

#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest will be put on hold for the time being.

 The  Do Some Good contest will start on Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

The Grinch-Along will start December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
 
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.
Jasmin mentions Llama Llama Holiday Drama.

Gigi reminisces about making Strohsterne when she was a kid living in Germany.
Jasmin likes the Carols for a Cure CDs , they like Elvis Christmas, Country Western Christmas, Vienna Boys Choir ,Transsiberian Railroad. There will be a thread in the forum for Grinch-Along entries. Also, Jasmin likes the Stitched by Jessalu Bags, they are very well made.

Mother Knows Best:(40:15)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about doing the math for adjusting your numbers to match your gauge.

When Knitting Attacks:(45:30)

Jasmin kept missing spot on the Hamilknit chart, she mentions the giant ball of Aunt Lydia's cotton yarn.

Gigi is not enchanted by the backside of her nupps on the backside on the January Skies shawl

Review:(49:04)

This week we review
Filament No 1, by Kathleen Dames and Anne Podlesak

Jasmin also likes Anne Podlesak's Legendary Knits, and Free Spirit Knits

And Sew On:(55:00)

Genevieve leads this segment, and she and Jasmin talk about working on the no-sew Frozen fleece  blanket from F&W Media.

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