Sunday, July 16, 2017

Loose Screw - Episode 437 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:34)
Gigi knitted four squares for the Vivid blanket. Tin Can Knits, Tess Yarns kit. Pop blanket, starfish blanket are also mentioned.

Jasmin is working on the crown decreases of her resistance hat. The charts are available on her project page.

Jasmin and Genevieve have been having some very productive Christmas sweater design sessions. Procreate App . Jasmin is planning to knit a Diplodocus Sweater for Rex.

Gigi is working on more bear preemie hats, for a litter of preemie bear different colors
She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

Gigi cast on another Bias Loop Cowl out of oink lace from Oink PIgments in Wine Knot Cabernet Sauvigyarn.

Gigi blocked the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio.

Gigi excavated her Mishke from Area 51, and is trying to finish it. It needed a few rows on the neckband. And joining neckband to back by easing it in.

We are starting a new Knitalong today.This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal! You can find details in our ravelry thread.

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls
Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

Mother Knows Best:(25:48)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about sewing in labels. We refer to our Buttonband Tutorial.
Jasmin loves Sterling Name Tapes,

When Knitting Attacks:(25:48)
Gigi was blocking the Beastkeeper shawl. Soaked it, spun it. It was a yard longer than the directions. She could not nudge it into shape, it needed blocking wires.
Also, a shawl that had been marinating in the garage, waiting to be blocked, suffered indignity.

Jasmin can't count to 4.

This week we review
Gigi mentions the Bede Sisters podcast

Tour de Fleece:(47:47)
Gigi finished spinning a braid of fiber on the Jenkins Turkish Delight spindle. Also,  she has a storage bobbins of wheel spun singles of that fiber. She is plying a 3 ply. She is enjoying it, and was doing long draw.

She is using contrast colors from Lisa Souza on the Acadia Wheel.

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