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On the Needles:(0:46)Gigi unearthed two years worth of sock knitting.
Gigi dug up the Rocky Coast cardigan from the UFO bin. Only sleeves and collar are left.
Jasmin finished the body on her (RAVELRY LINK!) Ursina pullover in Magpie Fibers Nest Worsted in “Twilight Brew”
Gigi is knitting on the legs of the (RAVELRY LINK) Sashay socks from the Operation Sock Drawer book, available at Hicklebee's
Jasmin finished Chewie’s (RAVELRY LINK) Harness Friendly Dog Sweater by Jacqueline Cieslak
Gigi is enjoying the (RAVELRY LINK) Excavation, a diagonal fringed scrap blanket out of leftover sock yarn.
Jasmin is nearly finished with the body in her Payne pullover by Helena Bristow. She's knitting it in Seismic Yarn’s “Llamas in Pajamas” colorway.
Gigi finished (RAVELRY LINK) the Xmas socks, which need labels Link for Sock Labels
Gigi has started socks for Andrew, they are not a Xmas gift
Jasmin made the world’s largest swatch for Ainur Berkimbayeva’s test knit.
Gigi is working on her third(RAVELRY LINK) Treppenviertel out of black Diptera fingering in merino/ silk by Lolabean Rolling pin
Pippi Longstocking socks Gigi finished Tube socks for Genevieve out of White Birch yarn in Sunny Day
She finished “Bonkers “ socks from a kit, and Gigi cast on Xmas sock for herself .
Jasmin wore her Cassidy Cardigan, Bandit Cardigan
Andrew has been wearing his handspun Baseball Pullover
Genevieve has been wearing her Hearthstone
Gigi wore the (RAVELRY LINK) knitmore cowl , a Knitmore 2.0 cowl and all kinds of socks
And Cat Bordhi’s wristers
Persian winter solstice, Shabe Yalda. Jasmin mentions the Shahnameh, the Kings' Epic
The Operation Sock Drawer book was published in October. Call Hicklebees for a PERSONALIZED, SIGNED copy.
Lucy Neatby is closing her website LucyNeatby.com by the end of the year, so she can focus on teaching and designing
#Grinchalong2020 ends Jan 6.
We mention the new Benedict Cumberbatch Grinch movie
We watched The Christmas Chronicles with Kurt Russell
Stitches West 2021 has been canceled
Stitches at home February 5-7, 2021
Stitches West 2022 will be in Sacramento, March 3-6
Mother Knows Best:(36:06)
Fill some buckets. Let a dyer know when you get something from them and you love it. Send a delighted unboxing video. Dyers are artists!
When Knitting Attacks: (40:56)
Gigi missed and mis-crossed cables on the Sashay sock. She also missed increases.
Brioche is hard to fix.
This week we review
Knits in Space:(54:26)
Zoom madeline baking date
Decorating Gingerbread cookies
Straw Into Gold:(58:01)
Jasmin spun 9 oz of attenuated woolen CVM singles on her Majacraft Little Gem.
And Sew On: (59:11)
Gigi finished the virtual tailoring class at Cañada college.
She registered for lingerie, evening gown, and will be auditing French pattern drafting