Wednesday, April 29, 2020

episode 576

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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. She needs to pay attention and count.
Our book, Operation Sock Drawer is scheduled to be published at the end of September!

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

Gigi started the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza yarn, in a denim color with Knitcompanion
She is having a hard time getting used to technology 
Jasmin is about to finish her Quadrat Pullover by Beautia Dew in The Dye Project’s Ecola
Worsted in “Painted Lady”. Which is a butterfly, not a flower.
Gigi is working on another Vanilla is the New Black sock in Plymouth Yarn, Superwash merino Nylon and
Jasmin is nearly finished with the first half of a FoolProof cowl in Alexandra the Art of Yarn,
Sun River base in “persimmon” and “Espresso”.
Gigi is working on the Clockwork by Stephen West, in grey and white Oink Pigments yarn.
Jasmin mentions Canon Hand dyes does fraternal sockyarn;  Jasmin mentions the knitty's

Knitting at Jasmin’s house 
12:12 DEAD AIR
Gigi finished a Malabrigo cowl in bright blue. It needs blocking 
Gigi cast on the Versaci herringbone shawl Pointed Firs in Outlaw yarn: Polwarth , Alpaca, Possum
Jasmin started her Ursa pullover in Knitted Wit Aran Shimmer
Gigi is working on Clockwork
Jasmin is knitting on Bleideag by Ysolda Teague in Westwool Bicycle.
Gigi finished a bright blue Malabrigo cowl

In Stitches (20:49)
Jasmin has been wearing a different handknit sweater each day, and featuring them on Instagram under
the #todaysknitoutfit hashtag
Gigi: has gotten out her summer stuff . Me Made May is coming up 
Gigi wore the A line skirt from her beginning sewing class and a nightgown, and Jasmin wore a
flared skirt that Gigi made, paired with a top out of ribbon from Tess yarns

knitty.com   has a comprehensive list of events that have been canceled

Mother Knows Best:(26:15)
You are the boss of you

Jasmin recommended The Perfect Scoop (ice cream recipe book) 

When Knitting Attacks: (30:40)
Gigi worked on the French Can-can while watching tv
Gigi's fade cowl  gave her a hard time, so she  ripped it back. The yarn needs stockinette stitch to shine. 
Gigi started the Pointed Firs, she loves the yarn, the dark color doesn’t show the pattern at all.
Jasmin worked on the Quadrat  pullover, but did the cuff in needles that were too big

Straw into Gold:(34:39)
Jasmin spins with Sasha from Sheepspot, roving from Morro Fleece works for a Cozy Classic Raglan
Happy Podcastiversary!

Knits in Space:(43:06)
Gigi enjoyed her zoom knitting group 
Gigi watches YouTube videos. She liked He Sewed She Sewed
Jasmin and the kids took goodies to the teachers and doorbell ditched them.


And Sew On:(1:05:45)
Gigi is almost finished with a the half-lined nightshirt, it needs coverstitching 
She cut the next one in a blue and cream fabric with a paisley print. 
Gigi is working on a floral embroidery project from her Couture Embellishment class.
Gigi dug out the pattern of the A line skirt from the Beginning Clothing Construction class. 
She is planning to make four with stashed fabric. She is working on a lovely  black on

black, discreet leopard print.  

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