Friday, May 31, 2019

The Noble Elbow - Episode 535 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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On the Needles:(0:37)
Jasmin is making progress on the front on her  Myrna top by Joan Michael-McGowan out of

Gigi is back working on the Rocky Coast cardigan.

Jasmin is making some progress on her Viajante.

Gigi is working on the green part of the Welcome blanket in Berroco Comfort. 40 green squares are
done so far, 32 purple squares.  +5

Jasmin finished her Knitmore Vanilla Socks out of Oink Pigments “Roy G. Pig”, and did the Vanilla
Sock Pattern update. (First FO of stash dash!)
Gigi: the Joker and the Thief shawl by Melanie Berg. Stitches 2018
Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan yoke: colorwork finished! Jacquard floats!
She is enthusiastic about Knitcompanion
She talks about Jacqard floats and mentions Alasdair Post-Quinn's books, and
Gigi is knitting more socks out of Patons Kroy

Events: (18:37):
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is BACK ON!
- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24
-May 15 Knitgirllls rule change episode
- May  31 till end of August:Two Ewes Knot along
-Tour de Fleece: July 6-28, training starts May 22

Sherri from Morro Fleece Works will process the fleeces we bought there.
Anna Harvey had dryer balls

In Stitches:(26:44)
Jasmin:Parkland Boxy, and Breezy

Mother Knows Best:(29:41)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
wearing ease vs designer ease.
She mentions Kenneth D King

When Knitting Attacks:(38:30)
Gigi: socks. Messed up the toe decreases
Joker:haven’t gotten the rhythm yet, pulled back knitting three times
Kroy socks.  Cast on second sock.  Color stripes are running the opposite way of the first sock.  
Wound backwards?
Did my toes in regular stockinette.  Pulling it out again because Princess on the pea.
Jasmin mentions the Akerworks yarn caddy.
Joker and the Thief shawl.  Crossed stitch.

Tour de Fleece Training:(51:27)
Week 2: Weigh out your fiber into 25 g nests.
If you are preparing your own fiber: wash your fleece and start processing.
Join Team Sasquatch if you haven't done so already. LINK
Also, be mindful of your body. Ergonomics. Make sure you are Knitting Comfortably
Gigi spun and plied bits of hand spun that are just a taste will make nice preemie hats on the Turkish spindle

And Sew On:(54:00)
Sewing machine not working
Embroidered fabric for a dress for Jasmin. Changes for the new version: longer.  Incorporate the godets
into the garment to have fewer seams interrupting the embroidery.  Also, cut front and back on fold,
instead of two halves.
Correction: Gigi said warp thread. For straightening, one  pulls a weft thread.

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