Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mostly - Episode 455 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:41)
Jasmin has swatched for her Frozen Hearts sweater (modified Frost sweater by Lisa Ross).
She was listening to the "Behind the Wool" podcast. She has found an additional use for her giant ball of Aunt Lydia's crochet cotton.
She mentions the Landon sweater she knitted for Rex out of Boy's Knits by Katya Frankel, and the If You give a Mouse a Cookie sweater for Rex. The back is done, the front is at the neck.

Gigi is knitting 4 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, the second sock getting close to the toe, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings, done . She also had cast on another pair of socks and tried the cuff on Sam. It fits, and will become another pair of Vanilla is the New Black socks.out of Regia in the Havana colorway. Jasmin mentions a Ninja Turtle hat.

Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and baby Barleys for the NICU.
Jasmin is planning to set up the Head to Toe Project over Thanksgiving. She mentions the Red Hat Project. Little Hats, Big Hearts

Jasmin has finished and blocked the Baa-ble hat #1, and Baa-ble hat #2 is waiting on an earflap pattern. Genevieve wants short ribbing and earflaps. Jasmin is working on the Tale as old as Time cowl.

In Stitches:(17:53)
Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, the Citron with the beaded bind off, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl.
Jasmin: hamilknit hat, Genevieve: Olivia hat. Rex: Lionheart hoodie, Jasmin mentions the Welcome to the Flock cardigan.

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Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017
Jasmin mentions Ann Tudor's amazing Grinches.
Do Some Good contest. November 23rd to January 6th

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.
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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:(34:26)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? thread, on how to get sock mojo.
Jasmin reminisces about Fancy Image Yarn. She mentions Lara Neel's sock book, clear Converse sneakers, and clear rainboots from Skacel

Jasmin likes White Birch yarn. Also #OperationSockDrawer on instagram. How do you jump start your sock mojo?

This week we review:
By Rosemary Drysdale

And Sew On:(55:28)
Jasmin hand sews velcro on shoes.
She used a Thimble it
Gigi is enjoying her sewing space.  
She started on side seams for this years Grinch- Along bags

Gigi made plans for weekly sewing sessions with Genevieve.

We worked on stay stitching together. Looking at Burda instructions, this pattern does not have a lay out schematic, sewed pleats into front of dress, sewed center back seam, prepped for zipper.

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