Friday, April 20, 2018

Good Attitude - Episode 477 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:30)
Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.  Official
start date is May 1st. Page 1 is up in the top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum.
Jasmin has narrowed her choices down to Archer and/or Fading Lines.
Jasmin has started the ribbing on the body of her Frozen Hearts sweater.

Gigi found her sweater for the choose your own adventure:  Fine Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier.

She swatched for another Knitmore cowl out of Black Trillium Fibres Pebble Sock in "Modern Tweed",
and did some math.

Jasmin is nearly done with the scarf section on the Fox hat for Rex, just in time for the sweltering heat.

Pattern is on her project page. Genevieve was interested in knitting on it in the car (on the way back
from the aquarium) and Jasmin was too carsick to help. (Re-ordering lost BioBands.)
Gigi is knitting another pair of Vanilla is the new black socks out of a purple Fabel yarn from Stitches... 2017?

She is also working on a pair of gray vanilla socks out of Regia.  

Jasmin worked on her Worsted Boxy (by Joji Locatelli) out of Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio worsted in
the “Parkland” colorway.

Gigi is working on Purlbreak, out of Oink Pigment yarn in oink sock.

Jasmin knit a tiny bit on Rex’s BB-8 Sock Arms sweater.

Gigi working on a preemie hat in the Malabrigo Ceresa red and she picked up the ears for another preemie
hat to make a cat hat.
Swatching for another Knitmore cowl out of Black Trillium Fibres in the "Modern Tweed" colorway

Events: (15:10)
Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018
Check out the Knit Girllls, Rules will go up soon.

Mother Knows Best:(20:59)
This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about knitting in
the car. We like the Biobands.

When Knitting Attacks:(28:18)
Gigi missed increases on a row on the Purlbreak.

Review:(29:47)
This week we review
The NEW Knitters Template, by Laura Militzer Bryant and Barry Klein!
Jasmin mentions Debra Newton and Ann Budd.  

Straw into Gold: (38:53)
Jasmin did a live spin on the Spinolution PollyWog, on loan from Mandie's Fiber Arts.  Which live stream
platform is best?

Jasmin mentions the Victoria Wheel.

And Sew On:(48:15)

Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

10 Years - Episode 476 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:36)
Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.  Official
start date is May 1st. Page 1 is up in the top post of the thread in the Knitmore Girls forum.
Jasmin has narrowed her choices down to Archer and/or Fading Lines.

Gigi found her sweater for the choose your own adventure.  Fine Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier.

She swatched for another Knitmore cowl out of Black Trillium Fibres Pebble Sock in "Modern Tweed"

Jasmin finished with ear flaps on the Fox hat for Rex, has done the shaping, and is on to the scarf portion.
Jasmin mentions using Citric Acid  in the laundry. She mentions Tide Free and Gentle.

Gigi finished knitting Sam's Vanilla is the New Black socks. Also working on a pair for herself.
Gigi is working on Purlbreak, out of Oink Pigment yarn in oink sock.

Jasmin knit a tiny bit on Rex’s BB-8 Sock Arms sweater.
She mentioned Techknitter's blogpost about three jogless joins

Gigi cast on another preemie hat in the Malabrigo Ceresa red and she cast on another preemie hat to make a
cat hat.
Swatching for another Knitmore cowl out of Black Trillium Fibres in the colorway Modern Tweed

Events: (23:16)

Mother Knows Best:(24:21)
This week we answer two questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
impulse control and stash. Also, how to get rid of “good” stash. Tell us how you manage impulse control.


When Knitting Attacks:(41:37)
Gigi groomed her stash some more. Planning donations to Art Vista and the Maker lab. Jasmin mentions
Nicky Epstein's Fabulous Felted Bags.

Review:(54:55)
This week we review
Good Measure. Knit s Perfect Fit Every Time, by Deborah Newton
Jasmin mentions Knit to Fit, Knit to Flatter, Knitting Graph Paper.

And Sew On:(1:07:15)
Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.
The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design.
Gigi is planning her next personal sewing project: a wrap dress out of a floral print denim.
In class project is an oversized shirt with collar, cuffs at the sleeves and buttons.  

The teacher handed out a rubric for the dress. Bodice project got graded and returned.  


Friday, April 6, 2018

Red Solo Cup - Episode 475 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:31)
Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.  Official
start date is May 1st. Jasmin is undecided between two sweaters for herself.

Gigi made Sam try on the Vanilla is the New Black socks.  She may need to pull out the toe and make it longer
Jasmin is nearly finished with ear flaps on the Fox hat for Rex.She mentions  Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton.
Gigi is working on Purlbreak, out of Oink Pigment yarn in oink sock.
Jasmin knit a tiny bit on Rex’s BB-8 Sock Arms sweater.
Jasmin mentions Target and Gymboree for Star Wars sweaters.
Gigi is working on another preemie hat in the Aviary pattern,and she cast on another preemie hat to make a cat hat.

In Stitches:(23:05)
Gigi has been wearing the Quynn hat for sleeping, no more wool socks. The Beastmaster shawl and the

Events: (24:34)

Mother Knows Best:(26:15)
This week we answer two questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
prewashing yarn. Jasmin mentions her blogpost on citric acid.

When Knitting Attacks:(35:14)
Gigi groomed her  stash. Purged stuff she didn't  like anymore. Ribbon yarn, ladder yarn.
Lots of bright red yarn. Mohair.

Straw into Gold: (42:54)
Jasmin dyed roving with leftover egg dye. She mentions Reduran dye remover.

And Sew On:(48:34)
Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.
The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design.
Spring break.  She is planning her next sewing project : wrap dress out of a floral print denim.
In class next project is an oversized shirt with collar, cuffs at the sleeves and buttons.  Drafting the sleeves. Trying to work in metric is so much easier.