Thursday, March 30, 2017

Magic Feather - Episode 422 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:35)
Gigi has finished knitting part of the Bias Loop cowl,  from Churchmouse out of KnitMona in Silver and Gold.

Jasmin has just the hand finishing left on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve. Julia Farwell-Clay has a special discount for this pattern for Knitmore listeners (on Jasmin's project page)


Gigi finished the first Chai Latte sock by C.C. Almon. She also finished knitting a preemie hat, and cast on a new one.

Jasmin has started the sleeves on “Lionheart” out of Abstract Fiber’s “Diversity” and “Saffron” colorways. 

The Tincanknits KAL has the hashtag #heartonmysleeveknits
The preemie hats that listeners gave us at Stitches have been tagged and are ready to be delivered to the hospital.

Jasmin cast on another KitKat hat in the “Sparkle Pony” colorway by White Birch Fiber Arts for Rex. She has also swatched for the Little Pole cardigan by Joji Locatelli out of Neighborhood Fiber Co.'s Studio Worsted, and for a Cowl out of Buffalo Wool Co.


In Stitches:(17:33)
Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing the Lorelei cowl, and handknit socks. Also, the girls gifted a Dr Watson sweater that Gigi had knitted, to a young friend. Jasmin and Genevieve wore their Kit Kat hats. Genevieve also wore her Elsa sweater, and Rex wore Genevieve's Playful Stripes cardigan.
Events:(22:31)
Stash Dash starts May 26
This is sponsored by the Knit Girllls.

Gigi would like to add buttons bands and buttons to her Einstein coat

Jasmin got roundly trounced by Emily last year.
 

Contest:(28:11)
#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!
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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.
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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.
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Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.
This week's prize is a  skein of Black Trillium Lilt sock yarn
Jasmin talks about sewing clothing labels into Genevieve's sweaters, and mentions Sterling name tapes


Mother Knows Best:(36:20)
This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about? thread about blocking a shawl in a hotel room.
Jasmin mentions Galina from Skaska (and Orenburg fame).
She mentions her Scūnchi for steaming.

We mentions Deborah's Epic Wedding Chuppah. 
Also, we wondered if our listeners have any good blocking ideas.


When Knitting Attacks:(44:31)
Genevieve helped with Jasmin's knitting and dropped a few stitches on Rex's sweater.


Review:(47:06)
This week we review 60 Quick Knits for Little Kids

Straw into Gold:(1:08:15)
This Issue of Ply Magazine gave Jasmin itchy fingers.

And Sew On:(1:12:!2)
Gigi has sewn grosgrain ribbon and labels onto some of the Halloween project begs.

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