Thursday, June 28, 2018

Propeller - Episode 487 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:35)
One minute health update.

Jasmin  is working on Welcome Blanket squares to raise money for the a number of important
charities, including:
Gigi finished a square and cast on the second one, her colors are two shades of purple, and two
shades of green

Gigi is working on two socks in the Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy in blue stripes

Jasmin worked on sleeve 1 of her Frozen Hearts sweater.
Jasmin has finished the knitting on the BB8 little sock arms sweater.

She 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.)

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)
Jasmin has swatched for hers, and has done math.

Events: (12:38)
- 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:(15:24)
This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about? “ thread about money
and knitting. Please tell us how you make it work.
We talk about he amazing dinosaur sweaters from Nicky Epstein.  Didn't find it on ravelry, but found
something similar!

When Knitting Attacks:(37:03)
For Stash Dash, Gigi excavated her Katje sweater, but didn’t find any extra yarn.

This week we review Crocheter’s Skill-Building Workshop, by Dora Ohrenstein

And Sew On:(43:16)
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.
The teacher returned the pajama shorts the class had sewn, Technique samples were due, she worked
on the A line skirt, and cut some fancy fabric for a t shirt.

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