Thursday, December 22, 2016

Really Good Goodies - Episode 408 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:33)

Gigi is practicing her British Style knitting on preemie hats. Jasmin mentions the Pussycat hat.
Gigi is making ittie bittie  preemie hat pom poms  and Genevieve helped with that. A Hat for Mrs Goldman  comes up in conversation. We talk about our virtual children's book shelf.
Jasmin mentions the Geeky Girls Knit podcast.

Jasmin wants to knit hats for Rex.

 Jasmin mentions Sherlock Knits, by Joanna Johnson. She cast on a Sherlock hat out of Cascade 220. She finished a Cat hat for the Women's March on Washington on January 21st.

Gigi has knitted the Quynn hat,and started another one. Jasmin mentions Laura from the Knit Girllls.
Jasmin is also working on her Bifrost scarf. She mentions the Manual Spinner.

Gigi is working on socks out of White Birch Fiberarts “Little Birdie colorway”.  $10 of the sale of each skein of this color will be donated to the ACLU, and $10 will go to Planned Parenthood.
Gigi is planning to knit them into smooth operator socks.

Gigi mentions the kit of hat knitting needles that she is using.

Jasmin mentions Wabi Sabi in Canada, and the new collection point now is Anne Vally from Little Skein in the Big Wool. She also is the collection point for Knit Aid.

In Stitches:(27:16)

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore Cowl.

Jasmin wore her Pussycat hat, BostonJen Greyhaven hat & cowl, and Breezy Cardigan . Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat, Duck sweater, the Coronation cardigan.

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat, and bumble hat.


We will be attending TNNA at the San Jose Convention Center, in January and Stitches West,  February 23-26.


#OperationSockDrawer and #Project SweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being

The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Grinch-Along started 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.


Mother Knows Best:(42:22)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about using something other than foam blocking mats

Jasmin mentions Flor tiles.

We are looking for ideas for a good blocking set up.

When Knitting Attacks:(47:22)


Jasmin can't keep track of a 2 row repeat, even though Joanna Johnson's pattern is brilliant.  Gigi is knitting the Quynn hat in fingering yarn, and there are issues.


My Knitted Doll, by 

Louise Crowther

Gigi mentions the Target version of the American Girls dolls.
Jasmin suggests the Rebecca Danger Monsters and 50 Yards of Fun.

 And Sew On:(54:38)

Gigi is sewing Grinch-along bags

Holidays with the Knitmores:( 59:00)

We talk about the itty bitty Christmas stocking Advent calendar that Gigi sewed from a panel. Gigi filled them with decorations from Beverly's.

Jasmin talks about eggnog and Coquito. And we are thinking about the hot cocoa and and red wine that we have been seeing on facebook.

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