Friday, September 27, 2019

Color Noise - Episode 551 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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On the Needles:(0:32)
Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect vacation yarn, mostly on Addi Sock Rockets
she is planning to knit the feet and then do all the toes.
Gigi remembered how to do Kitchener stitch and grafted the toe of the vanilla socks with afterthought
heels out of Patons Kroy 
Jasmin made progress on the test knit for ThePetiteKnitter (cottongrass jumper) in malabrigo worsted,
started sleeve 1.(#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin mentions
the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which starts in September and ends in November.
Gigi worked on the body of the Rocky Coast cardigan. She was reading her textbook about garments that
hang open in the front, how to avoid that by adding stitches in the front 

Jasmin knitted on her  White Birch Fiber Arts socks in "A Study in Peach, Mint".
Jasmin talked about color dominance and the article on Ysolda's blog.
Gigi also knitted another stripe on The Joker and the Thief shawl  #bigbadbergalong,
Jasmin talks about Jacquard floats.

We will be collecting hats for refugees in New England.
Maine Access Immigrant Network
237 Oxford St., Suite 25A
Portland, ME 04101

Events: (19:14)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov
- True North Hearts and Hands donations:
-Half marathon for the knitting group to work on baby layette

In Stitches (24:13)
Jasmin wore her Sprig pullover
Gigi wore her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class
Jasmin talks about her Tula Toddler carrier

Mother Knows Best:(34:51)
Season change routine. (Air out knits, mend, etc)

When Knitting Attacks: (40:42)

And Sew On:(43:50)
In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College she got the muslin for her skirt fitted. 
Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 
She turned in the appliqué sampler. 
Next due is quilting technique samples
Gigi mentions 9 patch Cat Stairway to Heaven quilt

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