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We would like to thank Gregory for substituting for Jasmin this week, who has lost her voice.On the needles:
Gregory is working on a baby blanket (the baby was born three weeks ago). It is corner-to-corner, and has a few cables on it out of Baby Genius superwash wool.
Gigi is working on the second red Regia Saturn sock. She is close to finishing the second sleeve tonight.
Jasmin has cast on the Melon Lace shawl out of Victorian Lace Today out of the Tess' Yarns Superwash Merino Lace in "Mimosa Yellow". She has finished the spinning on the black and gold batt, and should be plying it tonight. With any luck, Gigi will be able to cast it on this week.
Congrats to gnat (of the BarkNKnit podcast) on her recent nuptuals!
They discuss the closure of Commuknity, which is the fifth LYS in our area to close this year. They discuss some of the ongoings in the related thread on Ravelry.
The last day to participate in our "Do some good" contest is January 1st. Prizes include three signed copies of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's "Free Range Knitter" and two skeins of Malabrigo sock yarn. For ideas on how you can do some good, you can take a peek on our Ravelry board. (Or you can help Stephanie meet her goal of raising one million dollars for Doctor's Without Borders!)
Mother Knows Best:
Gigi and Greg discuss various blocking techniques. This includes, specifically, Galina Khmeleva's technique that is used on Orenburg Lace Shawls.
When Knitting Attacks:
Gigi runs into a forgetful snag during Saturday Social Knitting.
Holidays with the Knitmores:
We talk about the best gifts that we gave for Christmas. Gigi suggests taking notes now as to who appreciated which gifts to put in with your holiday acoutrements (a holiday knitting time capsule, if you will), so you will remember next Christmas.
Gigi talks about giving her Wise Woman's Shawl by Bollweaver Yarns to Colleen's mom.