Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hot Dog, not Hamburger - Episode 417 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:40).

G: trying to finish the collar on the selvedge sweater

Jasmin has picked up her Poly Chevron Cowl again!. This is the Frank It Up kit from Black Trillium Fibre, and mentions the clips that keep the knitting neatly rolled up.

Gigi is swatching for the   Vivid blanket out of light worsted in Tess Yarn.  Jasmin mentions the Vivid blannket

Jasmin has finished the knitting on the Anna cardigan

Gigi is knitting the U-Turn Socks by General Hogbuffer. Out of Kroy from "New Directions in Sock Knitting".

She is knitting a preemie Quynn hat, and two preemie hats in the Kit Kat hat style
she has been organizing her pile of dpns.needs to buy DPN coils.


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

In Stitches:(29:50)

Gigi wore knitted socks the Quynn hat , and 2016 socks, gave away a shawl

Jasmin wore her Kit Kat hat, breezy cardigan, 3 color cashmere cowl. Genevieve wore her cat hat, coronation cardigan, and Elsa sweater. Rex wore the Quynn hat, Sherlock hat, And his monster pants.


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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.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters.
Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
Next weeks prize is a skein of sock yarn from Black Trillium Fibres.

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 group about 2254 caring for socks


This week we review Weekend Hats, by Cecile Glowik Macdonald and Melissa Labarre

And Sew On:(59:51)
Gigi has been sewing on ribbons for the grinch bags. Pinning, sewing pressing

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