Friday, April 10, 2020

Tilting at Windmills - Episode 571 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:35)
Gigi swatched for the Ochre cardigan out of Lisa Souza Superwash rayon Bamboo,
"St Louis Blues" . 
Jasmin has been working on her Weekender pullover in Lisa Souza Blue Faced Leicester Worsted in
Spruce green while on video chat. She’s finished the body and on the cuff of the first sleeve.

Gigi  is working on yet another pair of the Vanilla is the New Black socks, out of Patons Kroy, with
black, red and brown stripes. Gigi is also working on the last pair of the amazing sale Patons Kroy yarn with pretty pale green stripes. Gigi as also cast on another Vanilla is the New Black
out of Plymouth Stiletto Yarn. #operationsockdrawer

Jasmin started (and is making great progress) on her Quadrat Pullover by Beautia Dew in The Dye Project’s
Ecola Worsted in “Painted Lady”. #ProjectSweaterChest

Jasmin swatched for her Ursa in Knitted Wit Aran Shimmer in Peachberry Sparkle.

Gigi is swatching for a Gradient fade cowl in Onyx Fiber Arts. Pattern said worsted yarn held double. She is swatching with
fingering yarn on size 1 needles, and  using her Knitmore cowl as a template And learning how to

In Stitches (10:54)
Jasmin has been wearing a different handknit sweater each day, and featuring them on Instagram under the
#todaysknitoutfit hashtag
Gigi: sleeping hat, socks
Go on Instagram and post what you are doing to cheer yourself up! LINK

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Mother Knows Best:(15:41)
Before Breakfast podcast : At the end of the day take a few moments and jot down what went well what
was good today. We like to end our days with Dr Gemma's Instagram lives.
And Jasmin likes to listen to Sheepspot in the morning, and they are planning to do a Schitt's Creek
Netflix Watch Party!
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When Knitting Attacks: (22:28)
Gigi swatched for a Gradient fade cowl
Jasmin got out her tools and fixed her umbrella swift.
Gigi turned the heel in the sparkly Plymouth Yarn sock. She was talking on Zoom, not paying attention,
and messed up the heel turn.
Gigi is wrestling with the bead placement in the lace pattern for the French Cancan

Knits in Space:(29:22)
Fireside knitting. Sidewalk chalk art. Rode bikes!

And Sew On:(34:30)
Gigi is sewing a UFO,  a white on black toile print. It is a flared skirt with lining.  
Last week, she sewed the zipper, center back seam, hemmed lining, serged bottom of hem, and pressed
This week she pinned skirt and lining together, sewed lining and skirt together, and pressed.

She also worked on the postage stamp project. She finished the last bit of quilting, attached a zipper and
sewed the edges together.

Jasmin installed a better zipper on her Mariah and is installing a dual separating zipper on her Carli
cardigan. Tutorial in highlights on instagram and in the Mariah project page.

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