Saturday, September 5, 2020

Occupational Therapy Playground - Episode 592 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(4:44)
Gigi working on the second pair of Hue Loco knee high socks:
Jasmin is making steady progress, 3rd to last stripe on her Match and Move shawl
(by Martina Behm #behmalong); knitting it in Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock
Gigi kitchenered two Xmas socks, cast on another one in purple 
Jasmin started the Baby Bandit by Jacqueline Cieslak test knit, in Little Skein Harvest Sport Sugar Maple
for Genevieve.
Gigi knitted on the (RAVELRY LINK) Flickering shawl  out of grey and Styx in
Lisa Souza Dyeworks Deluxe Sock.  She is working on that at Jasmin’s house. 
Jasmin reknit two of the three swatches. For the (RAVELRY LINK) Humo Amargo Cardigan
Gigi is done with  the (RAVELRY LINK)Treppenviertel cowl in Alexandra The Art of Yarn in the colorway
Dark Side of the Moon 
Gigi worked on the Ridgeline cowl, R O Y G(BIV)
Gigi started an  emPower the People cowll in Neighborhood Fiber Company DK in Remington.

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Mother Knows Best:(24:11)
Gigi tells a story. Link to Jasmin's story about the spatter painting

When Knitting Attacks: (36:20)
Gigi was doing the Ridgeline cowl with a magic loop technique. When working on the contrast color,
all the stitches slipped onto the needle and stretched out the contrast color 
working on the Treppenviertel, Gigi lost the game of chicken

Knits in Space:(40:23)
Gigi is tutoring/ translating online material for an old classmate 
This weeks Love to Sew Podcast ( episode is titled Free Sewing) has lots of tips for free sewing patterns
and sewing YouTube videos .
Gigi wants to sign up for a bunch of newsletters 

And Sew On:(44:47)
Gigi remotely attended the first and second meeting of the tailoring class at Cañada college. 
She thought her pattern was a pdf pattern.  It is not. She had a  Zoom meeting with classmate, her
pattern had some adjustments. Jasmin went to Meissner's for supplies.
Gigi is working on plain quilting for back of a cushion.
Gigi needs some autopilot sewing.  She may start on Grinch bags
Jasmin sewed some silk masks using this pattern.
She worked at Andrew's standing desk.

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