Thursday, October 26, 2017

Whole Hog - Episode 452 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:41)
Jasmin finished test knitting the Frosted Top for Lisa Ross out of Lisa Souza Supersport.
Jasmin mentions Knit Aid.
Jasmin also mentions the Elsa sweater.
Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and two baby Barleys for the NICU
Jasmin is thinking of making barley soup in her Insta-pot.

Jasmin is almost finished with the Baa-ble hat #1.

Gigi is knitting 3 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks, one out of Patons Kroy, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings .
Jasmin also has a Vanilla is the New Black sock on the needles.

Gigi started weaving in ends of the  Pops out of Tess yarn for the Pop blanket.
Gigi blocked the Mishke.

Jasmin is working on the Tale as old as Time cowl, and she really likes the new quilt clips

We need to figure out what to do about the beautiful buttons that snag the knitting on the Girl's Victorian coat.
They are trying to figure out an efficient system for blocking lots of squares.

Jasmin is planning a Frosted sweater for herself. She mentions Tin Can Knits.

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.
New Prize: 2 Lolo body bars: Juicy Pear and Blackberry Sage. The winner is KristinBietsch.
We have a new contest:The  "I Blame the Knitmores " Contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.
Contest responses need to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread. It will continue until November 23rd.

Mother Knows Best:(37:10)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?” thread, about knitting for enthusiastic recipients. Jasmin mentions photoshop, and Tin Can Knits designs, and the Playful Stripes.

When Knitting Attacks:(45:35)
Jasmin mentions Patton Oswalt Annihilation.

This week we are purloining  Netflix and Knit from the Backstage Knitting Podcast, hosted by Bethany and Anna.
Oue favorite Halloween movies
Jasmin mentions Common Sense Media
Let us know your favorite Halloween Movies!
Sam and I are planning our Christmas movies, which  we will not discuss until after Halloween.

This week we review
Double or Nothing by Alasdair Post-Quinn

And Sew On:(58:55)

Gigi was sewing on the New Look midriff dress. She clean finished the lace insert, and accidentally sewed the back together wrong, instead of center back, she sewed side seams together.

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