Thursday, September 7, 2017

Quitterpants - Episode 445 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:34)
Gigi is making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:
All the  neon green, yellow,  tomato red, and  orange is done. and she is knitting the petroleum blue.
She is knitting backwards, like Entrelac. She is also using the shadow wrap technique.
Jasmin is looking for a tutorial to built itty bitty blocking frames.
Jasmin has started on the Christmas sweaters. She is using the Lykke needles

Jasmin has figured out the design for the sweater from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.
She is using  the child's drop shoulder sweater recipe  from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweaters

We  started a new Knitalong August 1st. This is a design from Romi Hill with yarn from Lorna's Laces  String Quintet kit. It is the #3PartHarmonyKal!. You can find details in our ravelry thread.

Gigi started the second chart B. She is using Knitters Pride needles and cables, using the iPad for the chart with  the Goodreader app.

Jasmin restarted her Harmonize shawl! Hooray for not being a quitter.
Gigi has started the Confidence hat, so far she has swatched.
Jasmin is working on her Tale as Old as Time cowl .

Jasmin started a Catbird hat out of Siren Strings sanctuary super bulky in the Tease colorway
Outlander will start up pretty soon. Listening to Frock Flicks podcast. Interesting, in depth discussion of styles, good content.  Lots of profanity.


We are contacting Do Some Good and Grinch-along winners this week and will ship prizes as we get mailing addresses. (More prizes shipped last week)

Also, #OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest have started up again. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.

The newest prize is a skein of sock yarn from Babette from Miss Babs in the Verrassing colorway.

Mother Knows Best:(39:59)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about" thread about Goodreader app. vs knitcompanion. She mentions the Celestarium, and Boston Jen's Goodreader Class [link coming once we've got it]!

When Knitting Attacks:(44:41)
Gigi was working on the #3PartHarmonyKal, section 3. She figured out what she did wrong last week. To fix it, she cheated the pattern.
Jasmin didn't swatch for her Catbird hat. Ugh. Jasmin mentions Siren Strings yarn.

High note Low note. From Paula of the Knitting Pipeline
Hurricane Harvey: Kudos to the Cajun Navy and all other people who volunteered

Jamin mentions Hunter Hammersen's book.
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And Sew On:(58:05)
Fabric from Beverly’s wanted to be the dress with the midriff detail.  Gigi needs to figure out how to make the yardage be enough. She mentions pin fitting.

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