Saturday, September 21, 2019

Holiday Knitting Shell Game - Episode 550 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:57)
Gigi  worked on the Pairfect vacation yarn, mostly on Addi Sock Rockets
It seems that she is planning to knit the feet and then do all the toes 
Jasmin started a test knit for ThePetiteKnitter (cottongrass jumper) in malabrigo worsted,
(#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin mentions
the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which starts in September and ends in November.
Jasmin mentions Jessie Mae Designs
Gigi also knitted one afterthought heel of the Patons Kroy. Vanilla sock

Jasmin knitted on her  White Birch Fiber Arts socks in "A Study in Peach, Mint”, and cast on a pair of
socks in Valkyrie Fibers “wayward sons” series “baby in a trenchcoat” self-striping.

Events: (7:21)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov
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In Stitches (11:21)
Jasmin is wearing her new Houndstooth Wrap (photo above)
Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from her Beginning Clothing Constructions class at Westvalley College

Mother Knows Best:(13:44)
Plan your knitting. Waiting corollary
She likes the ChiaoGoo Needles we got on amazing markdown
She also mentions Aunt Lydia's Cotton
Tell us how you prep! 

Straw into Gold:(29:32)
Jasmin finished her  black and yellow houndstooth wrap in silk that she wove on her  Schacht Flip loom
Jasmin mentions the rigid heddle weaving book book by Jane Patrick

And Sew On:(38:35)
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 embroidery sampler. 
Next due is an appliqué technique sampler 

Also, working on an embroidery with Persian motif, and I had Genevieve help

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