Friday, March 6, 2020

Enthusiastic, Agressive Extrovert - Episode 566 - The Knitmore Girls

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  On the Needles:(0:40)
Jasmin is feeling amazing and is on a finishing kick. She has dug out the orchid colored Cabled Raglan by Cheryl Oberle from the box of UFOs and is working on the sleeves.
Gigi finished her Drea’s shawl in Oink Pigments. White and "Zoot Soot" stripes, accent border in
"MommyDearest" . 

Jasmin finished Genevieve’s Christmas Sweater (Oliver Sweater) out of Onyx Fiber Arts DK.

Gigi worked on the Wee Envelope sweaters; the knitting is done for the pink one, two bright green ones
are done, enough yarn left for matching hats

Jasmin finished a test knit hat for Julie from Oink Pigments (Urchin hat) in LazerSheep Sheepicorn

For hearts and hands: on Christmas, Gigi started an orange Joji Locatelli wrap sweater; then she
started a yellow one, then set up a couple of more wrap sweaters, navy pink, hot pink and grey.

 Jasmin finished the Jedi cardigan and Yoda hat for Genevieve’s teacher’s baby. 

Gigi is working on a pair of Vanilla is the new black socks out of Patons Kroy 

Jasmin finished her Tundra Pullover by The Petite Knitter in A Verb for Keeping Warm “horizon”. 

Jasmin finished her test knit for KnitBoop’s Namu Sweater in 2005 Tess Yarns superwash merino. 

Jasmin is finishing her cabled raglan tunic (by Cheryl Oberle) in 2005 malabrigo worsted in Orchid
Gigi worked on her pair of Wee Envelope sweaters; the knitting is done for the pink one, two bright green
ones are done, she has  enough yarn left for matching hats

For hearts and hands: on Christmas, Gigi started an orange Joji Locatelli wrap sweater; she  then
started a yellow one, and set up a couple of more wrap sweaters: navy, pink, hot pink and grey.
She set up an index cards with measurements.

Gigi is working on a pair of Vanilla is the new Black socks in Patons Kroy

Events: (18:12)
Jasmin met Vanessa Smith of Vanessa Smith Designs . We mention Lady Dye Designs
Jasmin mentions Jacqueline Cieslak came up with a pattern for wool knickers, and she
will teach a class at A Verb For Keeping Warm
We attended a wedding in the Oink Pigments booth (#hitchedatstitches)
-#MyRhineBIPOCSweater GOT a new, catchy hashtag!  #myBIPOCfestsweater
- True North Hearts and Hands donations:
  • Stitches West recap

Jasmin mentions Denise Bayron 
Specialties, DoorDash and the Shibaguyz

In Stitches (39:01)
Chevron Shenanigans (#SemiFinishedSunday)

Mother Knows Best:(41:37)
When you’re taking a break, really take a break. 
Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff host the My Favorite Murder podcast

When Knitting Attacks: (49:34)
Gigi 's wrap sweaters attack. Challenging to fix mistakes in garter stitch.  Her infinity cowl also attacks.

Straw into Gold:(53:10)
Kool-Aid dyeing and spinning at Preschool!

And Sew On:(58:12)
Gigi’s sewing class at Cañada College:moulage is done. Sewed a sleeve from pattern drafted from


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