Friday, October 12, 2018

The Heart of Intersectionality - Episode 502 - The Knitmore Girls

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"If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing." That’s what President Obama said, and that’s what we’re doing here at Little Skein.
From now through Election Day, we are running a Sock the Vote! campaign to reach out to everyone and ask you to Swing Left in the upcoming election.
We believe in kindness, lending a helping hand, and equality for all. If you believe as we do, please spread the word.
Knit away your worries and swing toward hope. Sock the Vote kits and free pledge cards are in the shop at There’s something for everyone.
November 6: Be a voter.
On the Needles:(0:45)
Jasmin finished! her Knitmona “creepy crawlies” Halloween socks, and started the heel on her
“plastic pony” socks (by Asfaltsflickandesigns on etsy). ‘Tis the season! #operationsockdrawer, and she
started a black light reactive pair of socks from White Birch Fiber Arts

Gigi finished a pair of Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy, in the Sunset Stripe colorway. And
she started a new pair in the Sunburst Stipe.

Dr Gemma’s Cadet Blue socks are done. You can get all of the colors of Paton's Kroy from Craftsy.
Jasmin is STILL beading fringe using Dental Appliance Threaders.
Gigi is working on the Purlbreak's edge, it needs 16 garter ridges. Eleven are done.

Jasmin is making slow but steady progress the Swing Left socks by Megan Williams out of
the “Gotta Give ‘em Hope” colorway from Little Skein in the Big Wool #operationSockdrawer

Gigi is knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL.
Sleeves are done, she is working on the first short row part of the body.  Jasmin set it up in knitCompanion
on the iPad

Gigi blocked the Katje hoodie. She wants to add a zipper. Jasmin mentions for
ordering custom zippers.

Gigi finished the Ridgeline cowl, yarn from Backyard Fiberworks in grey, contrast colors are
ROYGBIV. Grey sockhead cowl is blocked. Jasmin mentions the Mariah sweater. Jasmin
mentions Franklin Habit's steeking class.
Gigi read about Kenneth D King's invisible zipper tutorial. She watched it and it is amazing!

Events: (21:35)
- May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started

In Stitches:(23:17)
- Jasmin: handspun ribbi, resistance hat
- Genevieve: Olivia hat, hearthstone, elsa gloves
- Rex dinosaur sweater story. Jasmin mentions the dinosaur sweater Rex wants.

Mother Knows Best:(28:56)
This week we talk about civic engagement with your knitting group. Take your ballot, take some sweets,
take a pencil, reading glasses. When “consider both sides” is appropriate, and when it’s not.

Make sure you are in contact with your representative, use Resistbot.
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safe spaces to share civil discourse. Different viewpoints are OK, but it’s not OK make fiery or
sarcastic comments at me or others."

When Knitting Attacks:(41:00)
Gigi messed up short rows in the Vitamin D cardigan.
Pulled back a weeks worth of knitting trying to find my spot on knitCompanion. Put in a lifeline. Read
something wrong.
Knitted toe on one of Dr Gemma’s socks too long, had to tink.  

This week we review Color Cables, by Andi Smith
And Sew On:(1:01:22)
Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College
Some progress on the high waisted skirt. Facing has been fixed.  Lining has been attached to facing.
Understitching is done.  The elegant way to have a lined slit hasn’t happened yet.  
Now: drafting a jacket. Drafted a two piece sleeve. Need to work on what teacher is teaching the same

day, and not worry about doing things in sequence. Gigi talks about crimping.

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