Thursday, November 23, 2017

Pomp and Substance - Episode 456 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:31)

The If You give a Mouse a Cookie sweater for Rex, the body is done, Jasmin has started the sleeves.

Gigi is knitting 2 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, the other pair is for Sam, out of Regia in the Havana color way.

Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl.

The knitting group is working on a Welcome blanket for refugees. International Rescue Committee  out of Berrocco Comfort worsted from Jimmy Beans.  

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.

In Stitches:(8:25)
Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl,
Jasmin mentions the  Goodreader app.

Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017
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.
New Prize: Lolo Body Bars, Red Clover, Deep forest WINNER: KnitToBeNice
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:(17:26)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? thread, about what to do with leftover sock yarn, such as preemie hats for the head to toe project. Jasmin mentions her favorite author of Siren and Zombie literature, Mira Grant/ Seanan McGuire
Gigi asks about I Zombie .

When Knitting Attacks:(25:49)
Gigi was bored with her knitting, and wanted to cast on something cheerful, like the Spice market or some other colorful shawl. But the yarn is not rinsed yet.  
Lack of Internet got in the way of knitting the sockhead cowl.

This week we review: Tudor Roses, reprint, by Alice Starmore
Jasmin mentions the Original Tudor Roses

Short Rows:

Genevieve talks about weaving on the Cricket loom, and sewing with her Gramzie.

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