Saturday, August 10, 2019

Peachy - Episode 545 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles:(0:41)
Jasmin knit 1 ½ socks Vanilla is the New Black socks in White Birch Fiber Arts “At Night, the Ice Weasels
Come” while shushing kids at rehearsal. She loves her shark stitch markers from Little Shop of Clays

Jasmin talks about the Frozen sweater  Her next socks will be out of White Birch Fiber Arts "Study in
Peach, Mint".

Gigi is working on a pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks out of the Mani-Pedi vacation yarn,  
she  got to the toes, then started another pair with Regia Pairfect Kids color for the nieceling. 
She is also working on an afterthought heel sock out of Kroy for herself, bound off the toe. 

The button band on Jasmin’s Dissent Cardigan is in progress, just needs to finish being joined,
and do the bead buttons and the buttonhole band.

Gigi: is working on the  Polygon blanket again. She finished another hexagon 

Jasmin mentions Diane (Lady Dye Yarns) and a Rhinebeck Garment KAL we're collaborating on!
you’re a BIPOC designer, make sure you’re on the Black Squirrel List. Jasmin is going to be making
Sevrine out of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Capital Luxury Sport in “Reservoir Hill”.

Jasmin made some progress on her Polwarth at JAWS on Friday night.
She mentions the Hatdana
Jasmin’s Viajante is inching towards the mesh section.

In Stitches (30:45)
Jasmin wore her Sweet ImPEACHment hat to James and the Giant Peach, she mentions Genevieve's.
Gigi washed and flat blocked her winter woolens

Events: (33:12:
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
- Stash Dash :May 24 till August 24. Hosted by the Knitgirllls
- May  31 till end of August: Two Ewes (K)Not Along
Not knitting, crochet, spinning or weaving

Mother Knows Best:(35:24)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about plying 

When Knitting Attacks:(44:45)
Gigi doesn't like how the Pairfect sock turned out, it was designed for a sock with a flap

Jasmin forgot to switch needle sizes for her buttonband.
Jasmin is using the buttonband technique from Splendid Apparel

Review:( 50:17)
Traditional Danish Sweaters by Vivian Hoxbro

Tour de Fleece:(1:01:22)
Jasmin finally finished the first sweater project: plied and set. She’s halfway through plying the second.
She is using the Akerworks Butterfly Kate
Join Team Sasquatch if you haven't done so already.
Also, be mindful of your body. Ergonomics. Make sure you are Knitting Comfortably
Gigi:  started a braid of Purl up and Dye on a Jenkins's  Lark Turkish spindle 
Divided braid into 3rds. First section almost done.  
Long draw on spindle dies not seem like optimal technique 

And Sew On:(1:04:26)
Gigi decided to sew more a-line skirts from class. She found some wool tweed and coordinating silk. 
Also found some corduroy and coordinating squashblossom yellow lining.  Serged edges so fabric

can go in the washing machine.

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