Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Brisk Mornings and Bald Heads- Episode 642- The Knitmore Girls


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One minute Health update 

On the Needles:(0:45)

In Stitches:(15:18) 

  • Genevieve wore her Gryffindor Hat, her Hearthstone, her Manos Sweater, her Water’s Edge cardigan(our of Abstrct Fibers Perfect red), her Sweet Im-peach-ment Hat, her scarf she made herself, her Barberry Sweater, and her Anna Cardigan 

  • Gigi snuggled under the Halloween quilt, and the KAL King quilt 

  • Jasmin wore her Odds and ends cardigan and her Bandit cardigan 


Mother Knows Best:(24:17)

When you get it done, is when you get it done!
Purloined From Sheepspot

When Knitting Attacks(28:33)

  • Jasmin neglected to add the bust darts to her Pyramis. Rrrrrip

  • Gigi is foiled by a model, the Roomba, and not using the KnitCompanion app.

Straw into Gold(37:41)

  • Finished plying the Lisa Souza Ultrafine Australian Merino Roving (Emerald city) , for the INCREDIBLES set of family sweaters

  • Finished plying the white Sue Reuser cormo (“Farrah”)

  • Genevieve wound Skeins of finished Sue Reuser cormo 3ply and 4ply (4 skeins wound,3 left to wind)

  • Genevieve counted yardage for her mom’s Liza Souza, Australian Superfine Merino, 4ply,in Emerald City(four skeins) (total yardage for this is 1,386 (not multiplied by 5 yet))

  • Genevieve practiced winding bobbins

Knits in Space:(43:03)

Visit with Dr Gemma

Wollkanal. Frieda und Laura, Saga of about 300kg colored wool, Röhnschaf,

And Sew On: (42:55)

  • Trouser Drafting class at Cañada College started.

  • Jasmin measured 

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