Thursday, August 2, 2018

Benevolent Dictator - Episode 492 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:35)
Jasmin has been listening to Actually Knitting, In A Sknit, and she reminisces about the Dryad shawl.
She also mentions the interview with the very charming Stephen West
Gigi has picked up her Purlbreak again,and is planning to knit another one, she likes it so much.
Jasmin is slowly working on a  Knitmore Vanilla Sock, with the Cynthia variation, made out of
She is thinking of making another Knitmore Vanilla sock.
She mentions other socks: Lucy Neatby's short row heel, Lara Neel's Fork In the Road Socks,
Susan B. Anderson's Smooth Operator sock, and BostonJen knitting a Non_Euclidian heel

Gigi had a guest who needed some knitting, she finished half a square on Gigi's Welcome Blanket, (her colors
are two shades of purple, and two shades of green).
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. Shades of Jade,

Jasmin talks about the big sweater box bags from Little Skein in the Big Wool.
Gigi cast on the Vitamin D for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL sweater, and finished row 38.

Jasmin is swatching for a custom-dyed sweater from Frost Yarns. Separate Ways, from
Interpretations Volume 5,
by Joji Locatelli.
Gigi is working on a pair of socks in Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy
in Cadet Blue.
One sock has all its heel increases.  These socks have no heel flap and no gusset stitches to pick up.
Gigi, also has a new preemie hat on the needles in Regia.
Jasmin worked some more on her Tale as Old as Time cowl, and she is thinking of crocheting the ears for the

Events: (24:50)
- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started
- Stash Dash: May 25 -  August 27 2018.
- June 1st: Great Knit Off! The Knitmore Girls colorway benefits the International Rescue Committee!
Ended 7/31
Tour de Fleece: July 7-29. Fín.
Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day

Mother Knows Best:(30:43)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?"  about how to be
philosophical and positive about knitting attacks. How do you handle it? Let us know.

When Knitting Attacks:(36:39)
Gigi started the Vitamin D cardigan three times, used a highlighter for stitch markers in the pattern,
and used a different color to highlight sleeves.
Jasmin ordered the wrong stitch markers, then DIY fixed them
Gigi lost a game of chicken with the Purlbreak.

This week we review  Firmament, Stellar Stitches For Your Next Adventure, by Hunter Hammersen

Straw into Gold:(46:30)
Jasmin PLIES! She finished spinning another of Nicole Frost's batts (rose gold batts). She’s been plying
up a storm. Jasmin enthuses about the Akerworks Kate.

And Sew On:(51:16)

Gigi is working on a camp shirt. Textbook directions were rather optimistic.

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