Thursday, March 1, 2018

Can't Buy More Than You Can Carry - Episode 470 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:36)
Gigi's American Heart Association hat out of Malabrigo, color 033 cereza. is done. Also, she knitted
one  ear on one animal preemie hat.

Jasmin made some progress on the body of her Frozen Hearts sweater, and wore it as is to
Stitches West.

Gigi is working on her ravellenics project, the Ribbi Cardi out of Cascade Venezia. The back is done up
to the armholes. She cast on fronts 2 at a time, and is close to armhole decreases.  Jasmin knit a tiny bit on
Jasmin mentions the Target BB-8 hoodie, and the Gymboree R2D2 hoodie.

Jasmin mentions Try it on Tubing and the giant ball of Aunt Lydia's Cotton Yarn

In Stitches:(9:53)
Gigi has been wearing the Quynn hat for sleeping, wool socks and the Knitmore Cowl, Lux Adorna
zebra cowl and Lorelei cowl, and the Heart to Heart by Sivia Harding

Frozen Hearts sweater, Juno Regina Shawl

Jasmin proposes #semifinishedsweatersunday

Events: (18:57)
Stitches West recap.
Jasmin loved dinner at the Roc.
Jasmin loves trying on models in the booths. We were hypnotized by Nicole Frost. We met the GroceryGirls,
and  Margaret Kelso from the Teaching Your Brain to Knit podcast. Jasmin also talks about
How to be a good host and guest, courtesy of SavvyGirlMelanie.

Mother Knows Best:(49:22)
This week we discuss how to recharge at conventions (Genevieve’s tips). We mention

When Knitting Attacks:(51:49)
Working on a new preemie hat. Started decreasing, one needle was one stitch short.  Found it 10 rows
below. Laddered it back up with a Wanda/Susan Bates Handi Tool that I had bought for a friend.  

Interpretations, Volume 5 by Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki

And Sew On:(1:05:29)
Gigi's class at West Valley College is Flat Pattern Construction.
The book they are using is Patternmaking for Fashion Design
This week we learned about adapting designs so necklines and armholes don’t gape and straps don’t fall
off. She can’t wait to make a personalized sloper

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