Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cognates - Episode 411 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:33)

Gigi finished Smooth  Operator 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. Also, the leftover yarn has been knit into preemie hats and the last bits have turned into pompoms.

Jasmin mentions Sock Architecture by Lara Neel for figuring out how to get just the right fit.
She also thanks Cat Bordhi for all her sock knowledge.

 Jasmin really likes Sarah and Duck.  And she mentions the Genevieve Tube Sock pattern. ]

Gigi is working on sidewalk sweater, Grown collection, by Kate Oates in Venezia Bulky.

 She is working on a Cat hat for Genevieve for the Women's March on Washington. out of White Birch Fiber Arts “royal cat” colorway. We contacted the organizers of the pink Cat Hat project** for family friendly hashtags, and we got: #craftivism, #CreativeResistance, #HatsForHerstory.

Also, Gigi finished another Quynn hat, and a all the leftover yarn from a pair of socks into preemie hats, and still had leftovers for pompoms, and made lots of itty bitty pompoms. Genevieve helped.We use the Clover Pompom Maker.

Jasmin got the charts, sheep and sheepdogs sorted to finish Genevieve's Gone Astray cardigan.

Jasmin swatched for the First Watch cardigan in Lisa Souza BFL worsted. She has also pulled out yarn to swatch for a vneck boxy by Joji Locatelli.

Jasmin has started crocheting the Elsa Amigarumi kit from Kristen's Kords. #letitCRO

Boston Jen is emotionally supporting this endeavor.

In Stitches:(27:32)

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore cowl. Looked at closet to pick a sweater, they are bright.

Jasmin wore her Greyhaven hat, rainbow wristers, and Breezy Cardigan, and the Tempest cardigan. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater,Worm hat, the Coronation cardigan, Kapuzin hoodie, Hamilknit hat.

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan, his Sherlock hat, and the Dino hat.


We will be attending TNNA 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23, and Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being

The  Do Some Good contest  started 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 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:(34:26)

Stick with it and it'll click. (Learning to read your knitting - reading crochet stitches)

When Knitting Attacks:(41:19)

Gigi wanted to work on Sidewalk sweater. She needs to add stitches to accommodate back 40.  She will need to try it on and figure out where to start. She mentions Try it on Tubing.

Opus the octopus.  Gigi needs to attach eyelids before knitting more, so she can start stuffing the head.


Straw into Gold:(55:49)

Device upgrade!

And Sew On:(58:06)

Gigi has been sewing some more seams on Grinch bags. 

1 comment:

  1. Hello ladies! I learned to crochet a few years ago and just learned to knit a few months ago. I finally went to the Portuguese style b/c it felt awkward and painfully slow the way I was trying to do Continental. I've watched more knitting videos now and I think my technique was just seriously lacking. Oh well. This is totally working for me and 2 color knitting is easy!

    I'm also working on a Sidewalk Sweater and that tubing sounds genius! I have interchangeable needles so I just clicked on an extra cord for trying on but it unclicked as I pulled it off..... So annoying! I also own The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet and agree that its a good one.

    As for amigurumi, it hurts my hands too. And yes that yarn is cheap but does have its place when you are trying to make something indestructible. If you don't know about the invisible decrease you should check out this tutorial. It's life changing. ;)