Thursday, February 9, 2017

Absconding with Yarn - Episode 415 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:30).

Jasmin is working on a KitKat hat for Elizabeth (our NICU liaison) out of Knitted Wit’s Be Mine colorway. #yarnlovechallenge. She is talking about getting short knitting needles from Brittany.
She mentions the lovely bag that Emily from Knitting Butterflies made for Genevieve, and the lovely bag from Little Skein in the Big Wool. Also she is thinking of making dryer balls out of a tender fleece.

Gigi is knitting a preemie hat in the Kit Kat hat style.

Jasmin has also finished the sleeves to the Anna cardigan, and is nearly done joining them to the body. She wants to finish the Sheep cardigans so the kids can wear them to Stitches.

Gigi has picked up Sidewalk sweater out of Venezia Bulky (discontinued yarn). She is fretting about the sleeve decreases. Grown collection by Kate Oates.

 Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowl again!

Jasmin has been working on the #Yarnlovechallenge. Jasmin loves the Geeky Girls Knit Photo-a-day challenge.

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm. Out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (Strick Mich! Club) and is working on the the second side part. It is mostly bound off, she needs to thread beads for the last 5 stitches.


In Stitches:(22:05)
Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and 2016 socks, and Lorelei möbius by Sivia Harding. She loves the way it wears and wants to knit most of the patterns from the Book of Cowls. Jasmin mentions The Prairie Girls. Gigi mentions Harmonias Rings, we talk about the Seussical, and the Brambleberry cowl 

Sam wore the Alien scarf by Debbie Stoller, the Color affection and the daybreak in San Jose sharks colors.

Gigi gushes about the Mexican Hot Chocolate colorway by Voolenvine, out of which she wants to knit one of Sivia's designs.

Jasmin wore her Greyhaven hat. Genevieve wore her cat hat, duck sweater (yoked cardigan), Playful Stripes cardigan,and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat.


Events:(24:17)


We will be attending
- Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
- We talk about the #knitmorebuymore form for #StitchesWest: if you're a vendor and want to participate, click the link and fill out the form!


The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane booth. Jasmin says to bring a tea infuser to Stitches with you.


Contest:(28:12)
#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  back!
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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.

greenstockings won the King Cake colorway from Mintrain.
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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 episode's prize is a set of Namaste "Oh, SNAP!" bags from A Good Yarn in Sarasota.
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Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.


Mother Knows Best:(30:43)
This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread in the Knitmore Girls Ravelry forum about cold feet in wool socks.

We are looking to do gather anecdotal  evidence and data for the Cold Foot experiment: Put a cotton sock on one foot, and a woolen sock on the other foot and tell us if there is a difference in how warm your feet feel.


Review:(45:01)


This week we review Knit a Square, by Nicky Epstein
Jasmin mentions the Waldorf Knit a Square Bookour interview with Nicky Epstein, Nicky Epstein's books on Edgings, Rebecca Danger's books (her Monster books), Susan B. Anderson, and Mochimochis.


Jasmin spun a bit on the Device during Virtual Knit Night.


And Sew On:(53:12)


Gigi has been working on the Grinch bags, pressing. They are ready for having grosgrain ribbon sewn on. We should conscript Genevieve to put in the drawstrings.

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