Thursday, December 6, 2018

Finishing Spree - Episode 510 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:40)
Gigi picked up the Russell Street shawl that had been languishing as a UFO,
figured out what was wrong, and is making great progress
Jasmin has made some more progress on her Tied Knots hat  out of Jade Sapphire cashmere.
Jasmin is nearly finished with sleeve #2 of the Frozen Hearts sweater.
She mentions yarn with beautiful depth of color from the Buffalo Wool Company
Has set up four more pairs, and cast on a new pair in the "Deep End" colorway.

Gigi finished knitting the Vitamin D sweater for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, and needs to find
a new sweater to knit .
Jasmin mentions the Tale as old as Time cowl.

Events: (17:33)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. Jasmin is knitting the Fading Lines from Joji Locatelli
- Weinachtsmarkt, Dec. 8: 4-8 PM At Green Planet Yarns  (Enjoy! Glūhwein and Glogg)

In Stitches:(19:08)
- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, wool socks, Rainbow Dots cowl
- Genevieve: coronation sweater.

Contest: (24:05)
- Grinchalong 2018 started Dec 1st.

Mother Knows Best:(29:08)
Talk to somebody about your knitting. Or their knitting.

When Knitting Attacks:(37:14)
Measure flat. Lost a ½” in measuring badly on sleeve #1.
Read directions IN ORDER.

Review:(43:12)
This week we review: Wild Mittens, Unruly Socks, by Lumi Karmitsa

Straw into Gold: (51:53)
Jasmin has a quiet evening, so she does math and warps the Schacht Flip Loom.
Spent more time figuring out how to do a flip stand on the cheap, should have just ordered it.
She is using Tess Yarns for warp.
Here is the link to Schacht and Jane Patrick's books

And Sew On:(1:00:54)
Gigi’s is taking Fashion Design 2 at West Valley College
She is posting progress pictures on social media (on Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook as knitmoregirls).
Big project is due this Thursday. Suit with princess style jacket and high waisted skirt is  done.
Knit garment done is done. Skirt for Jasmin from the beginning of the semester is done.
Also, sewing a pair of trousers out of muslin. Front is done. Still need to attach facings and join front and back.

Two buttonhole machines at school got broken .


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