Friday, December 8, 2017

Derailed - Episode 458 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:44)

Jasmin mentions the OXO sweater dryer.

Jasmin finished Gigi’s cashmere scarf, and needs to full Andrew’s cashmere scarf. He bought a fancy lucite fulling plunger. Jasmin has Video One, and Video Two where she fulls some handspun yak. Then she will sew on the embroidered labels from Sterling, which Julie did the design for.

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.
Also, she has picked some grey Regia, to make a pair for herself. They will need modifications for optimal fit.

Jasmin found an amazing sweater to knit from Tellybeanknits with Must Stash Yarn

Jasmin is knitting on her Tale as old as Time cowl. She is thinking of weaving Genevieve's scarf. Gigi is working on her Sockhead cowl out of Knitcircus gradient Greatest of Ease 150, merino, nylon, 600 yds.

Gigi rinsed the yarn for the Russell Street Shawl and balled it up.
She rinsed the yarn for the Joker and the Thief, #BigBadBergalong, balled it up
She is working on the Purlbreak cowl.
Preemie hat in Barley pattern out of leftover sock yarn.

In Stitches:(20:26)
Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl , the knitmoregirls cowl

Events:(25:03)January 6th

#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.
Jasmin mentions AnnTudor stitchmarkers

Mother Knows Best:(31:49)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? about bags. Jasmin mentions Coach and Kate Spade bags. Jasmin mentions Petunia Picklebottom.

When Knitting Attacks:(37:40)
Gigi was bored with her knitting, and wanted to cast on something cheerful, balled up the yarn for the Purlbreak cowl out of Oink Pigments. Ballwinder wound the yarn on the bias last week. Started knitting and it was a case of acute yarn barf. Took two sessions to untangle

This week we review The Geometry of Hand Sewing, by Natalie Chanin
Gigi wonders about pouncing powder.

And Sew On:(51:47)
Gigi sewed shoulder seams with Genevieve. Couldn't see what she was doing, seams turned out crooked. Pulled the seams out. She stitched the rows for setting in the sleeve. Set in one sleeve. She finds that she needs to do more sewing.

Holidays with the Knitmores:(55:50)

Deck those halls! Piano music. Easy Piano book

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