Thursday, October 12, 2017

Klingon Linguistics - Episode 450 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:32)
Jasmin is excited about her knitting! She loves fair isle. She is test knitting a hat with snowflakes, and Rex has requested one, too.  And Genevieve has requested a sweater to go with the sweater as well. Jasmin mentions gradient kits from Black Trillium.
Jasmin is test knitting the Frosted Top for Lisa Ross out of Lisa Souza Supersport.

She picked up the Baa-ble hat.

Gigi finished knitting her shawl from the Knitalong! 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 is looking for a new project to knit. Planning to knit Stephen West’s new updated garterstitch daybreak, called the Purlbreak , in a color gradient  from Oink Pigments, with a neutral background color.  

Gigi finished the last bit of weaving in of ends of the Sidewalk Sweater.

And Genevieve tried on the Mini Water's Edge cardigan.

Gigi had found some finished blanket square that need to be blocked to a ten inch size . The Knitmores are trying to figure out an efficient system for blocking lots of squares.
Genevieve tried on the Girl's Victorian coat.
The buttons are catching on the fabric, and we need to come up with a solution.
Jasmin is working on Baa-ble hats for the kids.

Gigi excavated in Area 51 and found a red pre ravelry project to finish.
Finished weaving in all the ends on Mishke cardigan, which now needs to be blocked
Gigi finished three Barley hats out of Alpenglow Yarn .
Gigi was making Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket. So far done:
The neon green, yellow, tomato red, orange, petroleum blue, dark lavender and sapphire blue are done.  She was working on teal. Two more colors are left. She ran out of background grey. (This project is on hold until we get more yarn.)
Gigi started weaving in ends. 4 ends per piece..

Sam asked for a hat to match his beard.The yarn is Alto From Abstract Fiber,

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.
Jasmin is cooking up a new contest, TBA.
New Prize: a skein of A Hundred Ravens Iachos in “Starry Night” winner: wzrdreams

Mother Knows Best:(32:59)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?” thread,
about project prep for baby/surgery/etc. Jasmin recommends the kits from Infinite Twist.
Jasmin mentions Jimmy Beans. Jasmin wants to know: What is your recovery knitting?

When Knitting Attacks:(47:33)
Gigi had cast on socks for Sam. They are too loose, need to be frogged.
Twilight zone needle hunt

This week we review: 60 More Baby Blankets

And Sew On:(1:01:45)
Gigi is working on the dress with the A line skirt and midriff detail.  New Look pattern 6447
Gigi sewed the darts and the lace bit. Needs to press.

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