Sunday, January 17, 2010

Two scarves for Grandpa - Episode 84 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the Needles: (00:31)

We go to knitting almost every night this week! Gigi continues work on her dishcloth baby blanket. Jasmin is still working on the Looped Loop cowl out of the Plymouth Yarns Royal Cashmere. Gigi has picked up her Origami Sweater again. Jasmin is trying to finish her Mondo Cable Cardi (knit out of the Abstract Fiber Miro, in "Twilight"). Stay posted for our Mondo Knit-a-long! Gigi has picked up her Scandinavian Socks (out of the Little Box of Socks), and needs a refresher on her Fair Isle technique.

We make reference to the Philosopher's Wool Book (Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified). Gigi winds a mile of Skaska Cashmere/Silk lace yarn for Jasmin, who is aspiring to knit the Lily of the Valley Shawl by Galina. We talk about our favorites on the newest season of Project Runway. (Go, Seth Aaron!)

Contest: (17:43)

We talk about our Most Welcomed Gift contest! We share two of our favorite stories.

Mother Knows Best: (26:58)

We discuss proportion in garments. Jasmin cheats proportions with heels. Gigi suggests big hair to change proportions.

Events: (32:02)

We will be attending Stitches West! Meet and greet TBD.

Ravelympics Training: (33:20)

Week three: Wind your yarn and swatch.
(You can find Team Knitmore here, and Team Sasquatch here.)

When Knitting Attacks: (34:59)

Gigi rips out a sock out of Opal. Gigi's Ellina Shawl continues to be problematic.

Straw into Gold: (39:57)

Jasmin makes a spinning plan to hit her Ravelympics goal. She practices her woolen spinning.

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