Thursday, November 9, 2017

Not Enough and Too Much - Episode 454 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:34)
Gigi is knitting charity hats in the  Barley pattern, and baby Barleys for the NICU.

Jasmin has gotten her yarn for her Frozen Hearts sweater (modified Frost sweater by Lisa Ross) and is finally ready to swatch. She mentions the Sweetheart sweater.

Gigi is knitting 4 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks, one out of Patons Kroy, one is Regia, and the third is Berry Colorful Yarnings . 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 has finished the Baa-ble hat #1, and cast on Baa-ble hat #2. Genevieve wants short ribbing and earflaps. Jasmin is working on the Tale as old as Time cowl.

In Stitches:(10:15)
Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, a Hitchhiker and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl.
Jasmin: mentions Lise from the Knitting Rose, and we got Footprints for each of us. Frosted hat, resistance hat, hamilknit hat,Rainbow dots cowl. She mentions the Sockhead cowl. Genevieve: Olivia hat, Elsa gloves, Elsa sweater. Rex: Lionheart hoodie, Jasmin mentions the SPAKAL

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017

Yarnstories podcast promo!

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.
New Prize: Black Trillium Lilt “Chennai” WINNER:
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:(30:10)
This week we talk about something Gigi used to tell Jasmin when she was a teenager, "Clean up and you’ll find what you’re missing", + bonus, cleaned up area. (Sexist sewing machine manual)
Jasmin mentions Crystal nail files.
  • Full in full out
  • Modeling for others in your house

When Knitting Attacks:(40:33)
Gigi was working on Sam's socks during knitting group, decided to make the legs an inch longer. She totally forgot that the heel starts 2 inches sooner on these than with afterthought heels. Now they look like knee highs. She finished the heel turn, and now she is 5 stitches short.

This week we review:
Jasmin mentions the new Susan B. Anderson Book (Kids Knitting Workshop), Gigi also likes the Knitters companion.

Straw into Gold:(48:42)
SPINNING! Inspired by Spinzilla, Jasmin is spinning her Family Hiro sweaters. She spun for 2 hours/1 oz/29grams. At this rate, they’ll be done eventually. Spun on the Infinite Twist Acadia and the QO Device.

And Sew On:(51:34)
Gigi dusted and vacuumed her sewing space.  She found some things that had gone missing.
She hung the water reservoir for the Gravity feed iron on a cannibalized hook from a belt hanger.
Sewed all the horizontal seams for this years grinch along bags
We cut the paper pattern for Genevieve's corduroy dress.

Gigi talks about grain line, and there was a straightening edges mishap. We have a solution, did some cutting, and made plans for weekly sessions.

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