Thursday, June 14, 2018

Cashmerrrrrrre - Episode 485 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:38)
Jasmin made some progress on the second top down, set-in sleeve of the BB8 little sock arms sweater.

Gigi is working on two socks in the Vanilla Is The New Black out of Regia, and two out of Patons Kroy

Jasmin has been working on her Knitmore Depth cowl out of Fiber Seed yarn in the Knitmore colorway
from The Fiberseed Yarn Company for The Great Knit-off!. Open for orders now, KAL started June 1.
(use discount code "theknitmoregirls" through the end of July for 50% off either the 'depth' cowl or 'depth hat'
patterns. Code can be used multiple times by any individual, so you can get 1/2 off both patterns at different
times if you want to.)

Gigi started the next cowl out of Black Trillium Pebble Sock in the "My Little Rainbows" colorway.

Gigi swatched for the Vitamin D cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier for the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.
By Lana Gatto Feeling.  Creamy white  (70% merino wool/ 20% silk / 10% cashmere )

Jasmin has been working on the #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL flowchart.
Shenanigans are afoot! Official start date was May 1st. First pages are up in the
go to CustomFit and get THE WHOLE deal.) (Pattern is being formatted so that we can add it to ravelry)

Gigi working on a preemie  hat out of purple Kroy.

Events: (13:49)
- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started
- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018 (Check out the Knit Girllls, rules are up! )
- June 1st: Great Knit Off! The Knitmore Girls colorway benefits the International Rescue Committee!
  - The Knit Girllls work to benefit Pet Smart Charities,
Tour de Fleece: July 7-29
Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, Ca on Labor Day

Mother Knows Best:(16:51)
This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about? “ thread about estimating
stripe repeats in a ball of yarn.

When Knitting Attacks:(27:52)
Gigi is supposed to knit less
Vitamin D cardigan. She likes the drape on the looser gauge better
Stash Dash.  Excavated Katje sweater.
Jasmin suggest consulting Knitting Comfortably, by Carson Demers and Ann Budd

This week we review Runway Crochet, by Margaret Hubert
Jasmin mentions the second Austin Powers movie

And Sew On:(43:36)
Gigi’s is taking the beginning sewing class at West Valley College. She loves it.
The book they are using is Sewing For the Apparel Industry, by Claire Shaeffer

Jasmin changed the style of the straps on the blue version of her spectacular yellow dress.she's
considering taking the cap sleeves off of the others.

Short Rows:(49:51)
Genevieve talks about the scarf she is knitting out of Elsa blue yarn from Lisa Souza / on
Brittany needles . She also talks about her Star Wars crochet kits.

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