Sunday, November 17, 2019

Cakesicle - Episode 558 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:32)
Jasmin is nearly finished with her Polwarth pullover

Jasmin has finished one front and the back on the Jedi cardigan (Joji Locatelli’s baby wrap cardigan) for
Genevieve’s teacher #knittinginthedark
Gigi was working on a baby wrap cardigan out of Hue Loco for the
True North Hearts and Hands donation. Body is done. Needs sleeves 

Gigi  finished the  Regia Pairfect vacation yarn! All socks are done, ends are woven in!
Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock
We pose the Clone swatch question.
Gigi mentions Lois McMasters Bujold. ( The Vorkosigan series is one of her absolute favorites)
We will be collecting hats (locally) to mail to refugees in New England:

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

Events: (15:54)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (needs a catchy hashtag)
- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov
-#Grinch-Along December 2019
- True North Hearts and Hands donations:
-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!
  • Stitches West!
In Stitches (21:44)
Jasmin wore her Hamilknit hat, Namu cowl, Breezy Cardigan, Brioche hat from Rose.
Gigi is wearing her A-line skirt from the beginning clothing construction class
Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap

Mother Knows Best:(24:51)
This week, we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about? thread about blocking
We mention Galina blocking Orenburg shawls.

When Knitting Attacks: (39:32)
Gigi: Vanilla is the new black socks out of Patons Kroy. Knitted the leg so long, ran out of yarn. 
Joji wrap sweater: did short rows instead of binding off each row. CocoKnits Tutorial
For sleeves: short by at least 15 stitches each side 
Cast on another sweater.Did get the numbers wrong.  Jasmin suggested knitting the Wee Envelope
Jasmin- misread “10 repeats” for “10 rows”. 

And Sew On:(47:53)
In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College, There were so many alterations on the bodice, I can’t see
what I have been doing.  Need to make a new , clean bodice muslin 
Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. Gigi is working on Pompoms and
Worked on the jeans for the midterm. 

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