Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Ach Du Lieber!- Episode 568 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:32)
Gigi is working on the French Cancan shawl in Oink Pigments dk, extra fine Superwash merino, in the
"Birthday Suit" colorway. Jasmin had enough beads in
the right color and size. Gigi strung one length of  Oral B Superfloss. She needs to knit a swatch and
figure out bead placement. 

Jasmin is feeling amazing and is on a finishing kick. She is finished with the body of the orchid colored
Cabled Raglan by Cheryl Oberle from the box of UFOs, and only has the collar left.

Gigi's Vanilla is the new black socks out of Patons Kroy rainbow stripes, are done.
A grey pair is also done, so she cast on a pair with black and red and brown stripes. 

Jasmin started her Hard Rime Hat for the #HardRimeHatKAL in Lisa Souza: Black Purple and Jonquil.
Jasmin tried a colorwork ring
Jasmin likes the Joy of Cooking
Allie Brosh's blog, Hyperbole and a Half (and her book!)

Gigi: helping a friend with her

In Stitches (16:07)
Jasmin wore her Westport waves hat
Gigi: sleeping hat

Mother Knows Best:(18:12)
Do things that make you feel good. Take your meds, drink water, wear your good underwear.
Amy Singer (of has compiled a list of canceled events and the affected vendors, which you can find here.

When Knitting Attacks: (30:02)
Gigi gets attacked by her Joker and the Thief shawl, and a perplexing issue with her Vanilla is the
new black socks

Get Garter by Woolly Wormhead

And Sew On:(39:13)
Genevieve sewed the seams for the avengers burrito pillows, Gigi did the second seam for the
French seam
Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College: moulage has been suspended. She worked on sloper out of
muslin.  She is also working on a Simplicity dress with her friend  They worked on the bodice:
stay stitching, directional sewing, sewing onto swatches.  
Gigi introduced her friend to the Gertie sewing books.
Jasmin repaired three comforters.  Next time she will use Wonderunder

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