Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hothouse Flower - Episode 469 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:33)

Jasmin made some progress on the body of her Frozen Hearts sweater at the Black Panther Movie.
Gigi cast on an American Heart Association hat out of Malabrigo, color 033 cereza.  Body is done,
crown decreases remain.
Gigi is working on her ravellenics project, the Ribbi Cardi out of Cascade Venezia. Back is done up to the
armholes. Cast on fronts 2 at a time
Jasmin knit a tiny bit on Rex’s BB-8 Sock Arms sweater.
We mention Melanie of the Savvy Girls Podcast.

In Stitches:(17:10)
Gigi has been wearing the Quynn hat for sleeping, wool socks and the Knitmore Cowl
Jasmin: Frosted Top, Looped Loop cowl
Jasmin mentions 50 Garterstitch Hats as one source for fox hats.

Jasmin mentions the HelloFresh Penne and peas dish.

Events: (27:56)
Stitches West February 22-25, 2018. Meet and greet Saturday 11:30-1:30 in the Erin Lane booth.
Ravellenics are ongoing, February 9th -25th. Join Team Sasquatch!
Also, we have Stitches West tips! And the Expenses Tracker.

Mother Knows Best:(30:39)
This week we discuss how to politely decline knitting for someone after being pressed on it.
Jasmin mentions Positive Discipline

When Knitting Attacks:(40:47)
American Heart Association baby hat is huge. Started crown decreases. Missing stitches.

And Sew On:(44:49)
Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.
The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design
Working on more Princess line styles. I asked about ease. Teacher said there is some ease built in.
A few millimeters.  
Also, drafting is a beast using imperial rulers.  Metric revolution! Love the stories about the back table with the
fabrics and supplies waiting to be adopted.  

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