Sunday, October 20, 2019

Planning To Get Messy - Episode 554 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:37)
Jasmin started AND finished the Namu Cowl by Knitboop out of Lisa Souza Cashmere in
“squashblossom” (#MyRhineBIPOCSweater Join the Ravelry Group! , #BIPOCMAL2019). Jasmin
mentions the  #BIPOCMAL2019, which started in September and ends in November.
She loves Knitcompanion
There is a dopamine response that we get from checking off a completed task; I couldn't find a
technical term for the specific instance.
Gigi made more hexagons for the Polygon blanket.

Jasmin is nearly finished with her Polwarth pullover.
And the Cottongrass pullover is done.

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect .

We will be collecting hats (locally) for refugees in New England:

Maine Access Immigrant Network
237 Oxford St., Suite 25A
Portland, ME 04101

Gigi knitted an Armley beanie by Woolly Wormhead out of pink yarn.  It has been blocked, still needs
end weaving 
SPOILER: Woolly Wormhead has a new book coming out!

Jasmin cast on the Gatsby shawl by Dawn Henderson out of Ocean by the Sea’s Quill in “Peach Fizz”
and worked on it during “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Events: (19:11)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov
- True North Hearts and Hands donations:
-Half marathon for the knitting group to work on baby layette
-We will take a break from podcasting from January until March.
If you have suggestions for what to bring for the Podcast Tune-Up, let us know!

In Stitches (24:04)
Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class
Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap

Mother Knows Best:(24:47)
2663 - taking photos
Photographing your Knits , 
Franklin Habit's Class

When Knitting Attacks: (40:10)
Vitamin D cardigan: Discovered that it suffered a serious snag. Need to repair it.

And Sew On:(41:34)
In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College, she got the muslin for her skirt fitted; next step is the waistband.  
Also, got started on the bodice 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 
Gigi turned in smocking and cartridge pleating samples.  
Working on beading and sequin Techniques 
The midterm project is supposed to be Embellishment and rejuvenation of something out of the closet;
the final is supposed to be sewn from scratch 
We are supposed to hand in a project plan, a description of what we are planning, I think that time and

cost estimates are supposed to be included.

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