Friday, April 19, 2019

Scrambled Eggs - Episode 529 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:33)

Gigi is working on the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort.  27 squares done. Finished the lavender and
purple yarn  One square out of leftovers.
Jasmin is nearly at the armholes on her Polwarth pullover by Ysolda Teague out of Neighborhood Fiber
Co. Capital Luxury Sport in the “Sanctuary City” benefit colorway.
Gigi Newsprint cowl out of Oink Pigments in grey and black knitting is finished!
Jasmin has cast on her  Weekender by Andrea Mowry out of Lisa Souza BFL worsted in “Blue Spruce”.

Gigi has finished Ysolda’s Poza, out of A Verb for Keeping WarmFloating “ in Quarz
She still needs to block the Purlbreak by Stephen West.
Jasmin is about 25% done with the Intermezzo Cowl by Rahymah out of Lisa Souza Cashmere/Silk
Fingering in “Squashblossom”.

Gigi picked up the Non-Euclidian heel Socks .
Jasmin has swatched  (Anzula "For Better or For Worsted") for her Dissent pullover.
Jasmin started a sock in Oink PigmentsRoy G Pig” to replace the one on our Knitmore Vanilla Sock
Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante. Maybe done by Stitches West 2020?
in the "Reservoir Hill" colorway.

Events: (24:01)
- May 18 (tentatively) Spinning at the Winery
- Stash dash end of May till sometime in August
Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month, April to May
-Tour de Fleece July 6-28

In Stitches:(25:40)
- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, Ridgeline cowl, wool socks,
- Jasmin: Bifrost Scarf, Rainbow Dots cowl. Jasmin also mentions the #todaysknitoutfit hashtag
- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

Mother Knows Best:(27:57)
Why classes, why does Gigi sew?

When Knitting Attacks:(36:33)
Gigi is attacked by her Poza, the Newsprint cowl, the Robin’s Hooded Bandana Cowl, the  Non-
Euclidean heel Socks.  
Jasmin is attacked by her Polwarth pullover.

Review:(44:29)
Franklin Habit is teaching a dog sweater class

Jasmin mentions that there are companies that process pet fur. (VIP Fibres is the company we're
most familiar with, but they might not be in business anymore.)

Straw into Gold:(51:05)
Jasmin finished the Silk Abby sent with her Device after a long dry spell spinning.
Gigi loves the Sewing Out Loud podcast

And Sew On:(54:21)
Flare skirt done, Surplice done
Finished the book by The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dress Making; How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear them with Style
She is watching Project Runway, Season 10


Friday, April 12, 2019

NBD - Episode 528 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:44)
Jasmin has finished her Aumangea pullover. 3rd sweater in 2019, NBD.
Gigi is working on her first project from Stitches West 2019, the Drea’s Shawl, out of Oink Pigments .
The yarn came!
Jasmin has swatched for a Weekender by Andrea Mowry out of Lisa Souza BFL worsted in “Blue Spruce”
Gigi is working on the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort. More than 27 squares done.

Jasmin is about 25% done with the Intermezzo Cowl by Rahymah out of Lisa Souza Cashmere/Silk
Fingering in “Squashblossom”. Genevieve coopted it in a waiting room.

Gigi decided to cast on something else after all.  Newsprint cowl out of Oink Pigments in grey and black.
Jasmin has washed the yarn (Anzula "For Better or For Worsted") for her Dissent pullover.   MC "1
Red Shoe", CC black, maybe every third “chain” in gold?
Gigi is swatching for the next project:  Robin’s Hooded Bandana Cowl, Out of Neighborhood Fiber
Co,  in Studio Chunky in the color Reservoir Hill, a blue so deep and rich, it is almost black.  

Jasmin started a sock in Oink PigmentsRoy G Pig” to replace the one on our Knitmore Vanilla Sock
pattern, and worked on it during “Falsettos”.
Dug out a WIP: Ysolda’s Poza, out of A Verb for Keeping WarmFloating “ in Quartz.

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante. Maybe done by Stitches West 2020?

Events: (27:54):
- May 18 (tentatively) Spinning at the Winery
- Stash dash end of May till sometime in August
Knitgirllls are doing a clothing conservation month, April to May
-Tour de Fleece July 6-28

In Stitches:(30:11)
- Gigi : Quynn hat with ear flaps, Knitmore cowl, Ridgeline cowl, wool socks, Beast Keeper Shawl
- Jasmin: wool socks, looped loop cowl, hamilknit hat
- Genevieve: Kapuzin hoodie
- Andrew: Cashmere Andrew’s Watch Caps,

Mother Knows Best:(32:53)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?' thread about washing yarn.
Jasmin mentions Citric Acid.

When Knitting Attacks: (42:48)
Watching Project Runway, didn’t pay attention, knitted ¾ row past the EoR marker
Blanket square. Missed an increase, had to tink back three rows
Problems with the scales.

Review:(46:50)
A New Spin on Color, by Alana Wilcox

Jasmin also mentions Spin To Knit  and Twisted Sister's Sock Book and Ply Magazine.

And Sew On:(53:19)
Pinning for sewing: parallel or perpendicular?
Watching Project Runway. Question is always: Who is the client?

Reading a book by The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dress Making; How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear them with Style