Sunday, December 1, 2019

One With the Force - Episode 560 - The Knitmore Girls

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This week's episode is sponsored by:
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On the Needles:(0:33)
Jasmin FINISHED her Polwarth pullover. 
Jasmin has reknit the back on the Jedi cardigan .

Gigi  worked on the  Regia Pairfect   All socks are done, ends woven in, need to be blocked 
Regia Kidperfect: Garterstitch heels. Ends woven in. 
Jasmin picked up a pair of Halloween socks and knit the cuff (Asfaltsflickan in “Glow Away”)

Jasmin is nearly finished with the color work on Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater (Oliver Sweater) out of

Gigi: Also Patons Kroy: Vanilla is the new black sock. Grey stripes 
Jasmin picked up her Weekender (knit in Lisa Souza BFL worsted in “Blue Spruce”) 
Gigi started the last ball of yarn for the polygon blanket,  Two hexagons done 

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

Events: (15:33)
- #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL is ongoing. 
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater (needs a catchy hashtag)
- #BIPOCMAL2019 Sep-Nov
- 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!
- Grinchalong December 1st to end of December
- Stitches West! Feb 20 - 23
In Stitches (20:20)
Jasmin wore her Polwarth pullover, the yellow citron that Gigi knit.
Gigi: grey Knitmore cowl. Grey Three Color Cashmere Cowl, Nightshirts with modesty panel. Night cap

Mother Knows Best:(22:42)
This week we answer a question from the “What do you want to hear about?” thread about 
going through your things
Jasmin will put Patreon subscriptions onto her wish list. 
Jasmin mentions the excellent shoe repair place (FJ Western Wear & Boot Repair)

When Knitting Attacks: (32:46)
Gigi: managed to twist the cast on row of the Polygon blanket 
Puppies got hold of the grey Knitmore cowl 

Straw into Gold:(34:25)
Jasmin took poor wool and Louet Victoria to preschool for simple machine special project take 2.

And Sew On:(38:23)
Rascals got hold of Taco Dragon and Jasmin did toy surgery.

In Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College:  Made a new, clean bodice muslin, added more alterations
Made a new beautiful skirt muslin. Need to redo it.   Sleeve alterations.
Final project is a clean sloper. Skirt with waistband and zipper.  Bodice with separating zipper 

Couture Embellishments class at West Valley College continues. 
Assignment was to embellish printed fabric and lace fabric with beads and sequins. Also to use shells for
Embellishment.  Didn’t have any, used washers and bolts for a hem treatment.

Embellished jeans: opened side seam so I have room to work. Next step was couching the crochet cotton
lines onto the jeans. Couching the vines was a big part of the project, labor and time intensive.

Silk ribbon leaves, one Jasmin Blossom, scattered seed beads in red and yellow, a padded pomegranate

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