Friday, July 27, 2018

Stick a Needle in It - Episode 491 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:27)
Jasmin did a live knit and chat on instagram live with BostonJen from the Down Cellar Studio Podcast.

Gigi picked up her Purlbreak again.

Jasmin has picked up a sock! A Knitmore Vanilla Sock, with the Cynthia variation, made out of
She mentions Sock School. Jasmin mentions Pawley mugs.

Gigi is working on a Welcome Blanket, her colors are two shades of purple, and two shades of green.
She cast on a new purple square and finished it, cast on another one.

Jasmin has split for the armholes on her Boxy out of Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio worsted in the “Parkland” colorway.
Jasmin has started her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the Fading Lines by Joji Locatelli.
She is LOVING  Knit Companion.

Gigi is working on a new pair of socks in Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy
in Cadet Blue. Gigi is considering swapping the needles out, so she can work on sock rockets instead.

Gigi, also has a new preemie hat on the needles in Regia.

Events: (14:30)
- 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!
Ends soon?
Tour de Fleece: July 7-29
Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day

Mother Knows Best:(17:24)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" about how to weave in
ends tidily
Jasmin mentions Lucy Neatby's DVD series.

This week we review The New Crewel  Exquisite Designs in Contemporary Embroidery,  by Katherine
Jasmin mentions Joanna Johnson and Brenda Patipa.

Straw into Gold:(34:00)
Jasmin PLIES! She’s spinning another of Nicole Frost's batts. She did an Instagram live(series is
called “Did You Loose Count?”) with Nicole Frost last Thursday night. She’s been plying up a storm.
Setting yarn: all at the same time?
Also, whom would you like to see on an episode of "Did You Lose Count?"

And Sew On:(51:36)
Gigi mended Genevieve‘s dress with Battenberg lace.
Mended small holes in a commercial sweater.  Not decorative mending. Tried using hair for mending.
Another class project: Camp shirt to match plaids.  Had to draft long sleeves. Gigi mentions Hunter
Together with Genevieve they assembled a pattern  from Made for Mermaids.

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