Friday, December 1, 2017

Very Specific - Episode 457 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:38)




Gigi is knitting 2 pairs of Vanilla is the New Black socks. One pair is out of Patons Kroy, still trying to get a fitting, 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 hit.


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

Jasmin finished Andrews 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 rinsed the yarn for the Russell Street Shawl.

She also balled up the main color for a Purlbreak shawl.
Gigi just got a bag of preemie hats that the weaving-in-fairy just finished.

In Stitches:(24:30)
Gigi has been wearing her sleeping hat, and wool socks. Also, the Lorelei cowl


Jasmin: hamilknit hat, resistance hat, mondo cable cardi, breezy cardigan. Genevieve: Olivia hat. Rex: Landon cardigan, and Quynn hat, and the blue Playful Stripes cardigan.


Grinch-along, December 1st to 25th 2017
Do Some Good contest. November 23rd to January 6th
Jasmin mentioned the IRC, the International Rescue Committee.


Contest:(28:42)
#OperationSockDrawer, and #ProjectSweaterChest are ongoing. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and delightfulness.


We closed the  "I Blame the Knitmores " contest .The Prize is a mug from Pawley Studios and tea from Plum Deluxe.
Contest responses needed to be posted in the I Blame the Knitmore's thread.
Do some good has started!


Mother Knows Best:(35:00)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? thread, about Carson Demer's new book (linked below).
Jasmin mentions our Interview with Carson Demers


When Knitting Attacks:(40:50)
Gigi was bored with her knitting, and wanted to cast on something cheerful, balled up the yarn for the Purlbreak out of Oink Pigments. Ballwinder needs adjusting, it wound the yarn on the bias


Review:(44:09)
This week we review Knitting Comfortably, by Carson Dermers

Holidays with the Knitmores:(49:29)



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