Thursday, April 23, 2020

Gentle with your Baking - Episode 573 - The Knitmore Girls

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We all have it, we all snicker about it.
Fun Fur.
Whether it’s eyelash, boucle, or just generally furry, it’s hard to find projects for novelty yarn.

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On the Needles:(0:39)
Gigi is working on the knitted-on lace border for the French Cancan.The right angle eats up 4 shawl
stitches per repeat.

Jasmin swatched and cast on her Embrace Octopus pullover in Oink Pigments “Motion of the Ocean”
and “Hibiscus Kiss” #projectsweaterchest

Gigi started the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza yarn, in a denim color with Knitcompanion
Jasmin is on the second sleeve of her Quadrat Pullover by Beautia Dew in The Dye Project’s Ecola
Worsted in “Painted Lady”. Which is a butterfly, not a flower.

Gigi  finished another pair of the Vanilla is the New Black socks, out of Patons Kroy yarn with  
pretty pale green stripes. Gigi is working on another Vanilla is the New Black sock in Plymouth Yarn,
Superwash merino Nylon and Lurex.  

Gigi is working on a fade cowl .

Jasmin cast on a FoolProof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn, Sun River base in “persimmon” and
Gigi swatched and cast on for Clockwork by Stephen West, in grey and white Oink Pigments yarn.
She came up with an idea how not to have bunching with slipped stitches 

Jasmin has made some progress on her CardiZen by Denise Bayron in Onyx Fiber Arts Bulky in the
“Pepper” colorway.

Gigi is working on a Malabrigo cowl in bright blue. 

Gigi is working on a floral embroidery project from her Couture Embellishment class.

In Stitches (23:35)
Jasmin has been wearing a different handknit sweater each day, and featuring them on Instagram under
the #todaysknitoutfit hashtag
Gigi: sleeping hat, loudest color socks

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Mother Knows Best:(27:23)
Be kind to yourself! Be gentle with your body.  
When Knitting Attacks: (31:43)
Gigi worked on the French Can-can while zooming with friends.
Gigi's fade cowl  gave her a hard time. 

Knits in Space:(36:13)
Jasmin baked scones with Lady Dye Diane on IG live. Cream Scones from the Joy of Cooking

And Sew On:(42:53)
Gigi is working on an old UFO, a white on black toile print, a flared skirt with lining. Done 
Jasmin finished installing a dual separating zipper on her Carli cardigan. Tutorial in highlights on
instagram and in the Mariah project page.

Gigi finally found the Carli cardigan and the zipper.  She put it on the dress form and pinned the zipper in
place, and then decided to machine sew
Jasmin did her first bit of visible mending on a comforter, and sewed her Sterling labels into some of
her finished knits.

Gigi started sewing half-lined nightshirts 

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