Thursday, May 11, 2017

User Error - Episode 428 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:38)
Jasmin is working on a Sideways Dude cardigan, and likes it so much, she is planning  to knit more.
She has finished the sleeves and is crocheting the edge on the Sideways Dude cardigan out of Dragonfly Fibres Traveller in “Horton Hears a Who”.

Jasmin has started the raglan decreases on the Lionheart sweater for Rex out of Abstract Fiber Calder in “diversity” and “saffron”. She also is working on the pink Hearthstone.

Gigi has finished the knitting on the Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli out of yarn from the Neighborhood Fiber Company, and only needs to bind off.

She also mentions using Plum Deluxe Tea in an unconventional way.

Gigi is working on the body of the Sidewalk sweater.  Try-it- on tubing. She did waist decreases and now is doing hip increases . And it is heavy . Jasmin is thinking of making one, steeking it and either Anna Zilborg's buttonhole or Ysolda Teague's buttonhole.

Jasmin is working on the La Belle et la Bete/Tale as Old as time cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool.
Gigi is working on another Bias Cowl out of yarn by the Neighborhood Fiber Company.

Jasmin is working on a sock out of White Birch Fiber arts, “nothing says *i love you* like a rainbow” sock set. we are test knitting a pattern for Miriam Felton. Gigi is using the Kumquat colorway from Berry Colorful Yarnings.Test knitting a heel, got the leg done.

Gigi is working on the instant coffee socks by C.C. Almon,

Gigi just finished a pile of knitting preemie hats that were inspired by  60 Quick Knits for Kids,
and now is knitting beanies.

In Stitches:(18:31)
Gigi has set up a routine. She set up a station for dealing with her woolens, she has set up an assembly line system. She pulled all her woolens out of her closet, to wash before storing them. Storming Mt. Knitmore! Jasmin offered to lend her the OXO sweater dryers. She is using Soak

Stash Dash starts May 26. This is hosted by the Knit Girllls
Spinning at the Retzlaff Winery: Saturday, June 3rd. Dr Gemma is planning to come!
Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017
Monterey Wool Auction: Still TBD
Tour de Fleece training will start in Episode 430

Mother Knows Best:(30:59)
This week we are answering a question from the "what do you want to hear about?" thread, about knitting items for sale from purchased patterns.

When Knitting Attacks:(36:33)
Jasmin was working on finishing the crochet edging of the Sideways Dude. She tried the Addi Swing Hook.  She likes the  Goodreader App 

Gauge matters in crochet, too!
When she is done, she will start the Flirty Berberis for Genevieve.

This week we review I dream of Yarn, by Franklin Habit

And Sew on:(50:50)
Gigi pulled out the bin with hats from Fleece Hat Friends that she had started ages ago.
Got a bag of new fiberfill and is working on eyeballs. Machine basting does not give good results. She switched to doing a running stitch by hand.

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