Friday, May 19, 2017

Pinball - Episode 429 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:31)
Jasmin has finished the edging and blocked the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

Gigi has bound off the
Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, using Jenny's Amazingly Stretchy Bind-off. Needs to be blocked and photographed.

Jasmin is working on the raglan decreases on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”.

Gigi is working on the body of the Sidewalk sweater. . And it is heavy, and getting close to the hem

Jasmin has gotten the sleeves half-knit out on the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

Gigi is working on another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company. Perfect for watching tv.

Jasmin has swatches for the Te Fiti sweater for Genevieve out of Knitmona DK. We talk about beading on the sweater.

Started the Beastkeeper shawl with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio ( correction: Gigi said Beastmaster).

Jasmin has made some progress on her sock out of White Birch Fiber Arts “nothing says *i love you* like a rainbow” sock set

Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon, put in waste yarn for the heel, and is working on the foot of the second sock. Progressing much faster.

Jasmin is casting on her Flirty Berberis as we record.
Gigi finished knitting the preemie beanie, and cast on another one.

In Stitches:(27:33)
Gigi has been wearing her Quynn hat and the Greyhaven hat which was a gift from Boston Jen.
Rex has also been wearing his Quynn hat, which Laura from the Knit Girllls hat made for Genevieve. Very generously, Genevieve let Jasmin borrow her Hamilton hat.

We mention Emily, who designed the Hamilton hat. Jasmin is also thrilled about the Goodreader app

Gigi has pulled all her woolens out of her closet, to wash before storing them. She has set up an assembly line system.

Conquering Mt. Knitmore. Gigi has a routine going. Ideally, very day, wash one piece in Soak, spin in washing machine, lay flat to dry. Afterwards, they need to be Gleenered.  She has 11 Sweaters done, 7 More to go. She also wants to block her stash of finished shawls.

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls
Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd. Dr Gemma will join us.
Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017. Training will start next episode
Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD

Mother Knows Best:(38:27)
This week we answer a question from the “what do you want to hear about?”  thread about weaving in ends.

When Knitting Attacks:(44:40)
Gigi was test knitting a heel, she got the leg done. Someone didn't measure her foot
Jasmin dropped a stitch on a sleeve.

This week we review Gansey Kids, by Meg Roke.

Jasmin loved Penny Straker patterns.

And Sew On:(55:44)
Gigi is planning to sew preemie shirts. She downloaded patterns ( patterns range from 1lb to about 7.5 lbs. seven different sizes), printed them out and wants to make plastic templates.
Need to get quilting template sheets to make sturdy patterns.

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