Thursday, April 27, 2017

Magical Morning - Episode 426 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:35)
Jasmin has finished the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve.

Gigi is working on the sleeves of the Sidewalk-sweater sweater. Slow going

Jasmin has joined the side seams and started the first sleeve on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”. She has ordered extra cables for the Knitters Pride needles from Webs.

Gigi is working on the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and is working on the third pattern band. And we mention the Clover row counter.
Jasmin is enthusing about the Tale as Old As Time cowl. She has started the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

Gigi is working on the Instant Coffee socks by C.C. Almon, foot part of the first sock

Jasmin has cast on the Hearthstone pullover for Genevieve out of Twisted Owl Fibers “eye searing pink”. She also talks about the Lionheart.

Gigi is looking for a plain cardigan to knit. She mentioned Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch. Jasmin suggested the Helvetica.

Gigi is knitting lots of preemie hats that were inspired by 60 Quick Knits for Kids.

In Stitches:(18:52)
Gigi wore the Quynn hat, and is wearing  wool socks. Genevieve wore her Elsa sweater.
Jasmin wears wool socks every day. She and Genevieve wear their Kit Kat hats every day. Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock cardigan.

Jasmin would like to try a Peg Knitter.
Gigi talks about switching out summer and winter clothes and washing knits before storing them.

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls
Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd
Tour De Fleece :July-ish
Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest!
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.
#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.Jasmin mentions Elena Nodel's amazing sale and the All you need is hat.

Mother Knows Best:(40:21)
This week for Mother Knows Best, we talk about using the right tool. Gigi is inspired by Martina Behm's Strickmich! blog. (in English, and German)

Jasmin wants to try square needles, because Bethany from the Backstage Knitting Podcast has been raving about them.

She likes the addi clicks mix interchangeable needle set.
Also, she likes the color coding of the Knitters Pride cables

When Knitting Attacks:(48:19)
Gigi can't find her diagonal knit cowl, and last week something else appeared that had ben AWOL earlier. Her set of Sock Rockets is also AWOL. Jasmin mentions Oink Pigment yarn.

This week we review 
Knitted animal Scarves, Mitts and Socks, by Fiona Goble
Jasmin mentions Morehouse Merino.

And Sew On:(1:01:32)
Gigi made pillow covers with french seams. She spent more time pressing than sewing. She mentions the pressing tool she used.

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