Sunday, January 1, 2017

Newfangled - Episode 409 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:35)




Gigi is practicing her British Style knitting on some more preemie hats. She knitted another Quynn hat out of San Jose Sharks colored yarn. 

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


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. Socks are on hold until she knits the heel.
Jasmin has a brilliant idea how she could continue.

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


Jasmin is also working on her Bifrost scarf. and we discuss blocking. Jasmin mentions Boston Jen and Cleaner's Supplies Bags.
In Stitches:(14:52)


Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, the handspun cowl, and the Knitmore Cowl, and the Serpentine cowl and Jasmin's yellow hat and a cashmere shawl


Jasmin wore her Three Color Cashmere Cowl,Pussycat hat, Rainbow dots cowl, and Breezy Cardigan. She also mentions the Austen Striped Cowl .Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater, Elsa hat, the baby mine cardigan, the Coronation cardigan.


Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan and Genevieve's Quynn hat, and bumble hat, and the Dino hat.
Andrew wore a sweater out of handspun.



Events:(22:02)

We will be attending TNNA at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23and Stitches West,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.


Contest:(22:38)


#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being
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 We mention Voolenvine's podcast
 

Mother Knows Best:(28:10)


This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about what comes first, the pattern or the yarn.


When Knitting Attacks:(34:23)



Gigi was working on the Quynn hat, doing decreases. Counting to ten for decreases was too challenging. She had to rip back and start the decreases again. 

Jasmin will redo the earflaps on the Sherlock hat.You can find the color evaluator here.



Review:(35:40)


Pattern and color dictionary 
Some patterns would be wonderful in gradients
 Gigi mentions the Ruby Beholder

And Sew On:(45:56)


Gigi is pressing Grinch-along bags, Jasmin is doing the sewing. We are planning to ask Genevieve to do the drawstrings.


Holidays with the Knitmores:( 59:00)


While we were sewing, we were listening to The Grocery Girls 
Jasmin mention Rosemary Hill's shawl pins
 
Gigi had a gift recipient pick a gift out of her stash of knitted items that are waiting to be blocked, a möbius cowl out of Sivia Harding's Book of Cowls out of Bijou Basin yak.
I really like that pattern and will knit it again.


Jasmin talks how the eggnog and Coquito turned out, as well as how we felt about the hot cocoa and and red wine that we had seen on Facebook. Jasmin mentions Penzey's Cocoa.
Also, we mentioned Glühwein.

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