Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Petit Fours - Episode 273 - The Knitmore GIrls


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On The Needles:(0:34)

Gigi finished knitting the Fluoromania socks out of Regia. Jasmin washed and wore her now finished SPAKAL  2012 sweater. Gigi is puzzled why the  Dr. Watson sweater is progressing slowly.

Jasmin is working on Wonderful Wallaby by Cottage Creations. for the  matchy-matchy KAL. She mentions the Ape Index.

Gigi has been working on the Loops and Threads sock and discovered that it had 10% cashmere.
Jasmin is working on tube socks for Genevieve, out of My First Regia from Nordic Mart. She ordered more from Love

 Jasmin mentions Erica64. We talk about Therbligs, and we promised a definition. For #operationsockdrawer,  Jasmin has finished knitting her Dark Side of the Moon socks by Fab Funky Fibres.

For Finishing Friday, Gigi finished two preemie hats, and for one of them she used a leaf pattern from Knitting on the Edge, by Nicky Epstein.


- 3/29-30: We will be attending two classes taught by the charming Franklin Habit at A Verb For Keeping Warm:
      - Photographing your Fiber, and
      - History, Methods, and Styles of Lace knitting
We mention our interview with Franklin. Also, check out his blog: The Panopticon
- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery

The Knit Wits are back, check them out!
Brenda Dayne has released a new episode of Cast On.
And: Stricktanz, a  new podcast in German.
Another new podcast: Mastering the Knits, hosted by Alicia and Natalie, formerly of BarkNKnit

In Stitches:(23:12)

Jasmin has finished her SPAKAL sweater and insists on wearing it.

Mother Knows Best:(28:58)

This week we anwer a couple of questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about knots.

When Knitting Attacks:(34:30)

Jasmin discovered her yarn for the Wallaby was from different dye lots. She mentioned the excellent customer service she got at Uncommon Threads. The tiny tube socks for Genevieve are different colors sets. We mention the 10 year warranty on Regia yarn.


This week we review:

Toasty, Volume 1, by Coopknits

Straw Into Gold:(50:21)

Gigi has brought home lots of homework from her Spin U class at Purlescence and this week is spinning up 7oz of fiber to spin thick and thin, and 16 wpi.

And Sew On:(52:04)

We have been sewing. Jasmin spent one afternoon cutting and is now sewing summer dresses for Genevieve. She is very pleased with the service her machine got at Ray's Sewing.

Gigi is working on a dress and is doing a lot of stay stitching. She doesn't want to use a disappearing pen on fabric with silk content, so she will do thread marking.

1 comment:

  1. Good grief! That sweet, sweet, adorable little girl voice, and that sweet, sweet mama voice at story time were so stinking cute! What a little doll that Genevieve is, and how beautifully you read to her. Good job, mom!