Thursday, March 19, 2015

Knitting Itch - Episode 325 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:32)

Gigi finished the Regia socks in the beach colors #operationSockDrawer

Jasmin has made some progress on the Baby Vertebrae (it also comes in an adult size ).  Jasmin bought the rainbow and sky colored yarn  in the colorway "Nothing says Screw You like Rainbows in a Cloudy Sky". Jasmin calls it "Nothing says 'I love you' like a rainbow", from White Birch Fiber Arts.

Gigi finished blocking the Mini Waters Edge, and she has cast on her Viajante, in Kilimanjaro yarn from Miss Babs, in the Drift in a Dream colorway.

Jasmin mentions the Kapuzin sweater,  out of Lisa Souza yarn in color that works for Genevieve and Beanzilla as well. So she bought yarn in her Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. She is using many stitch markers.

Jasmin also talks about setting the colors of the  Baby Vertebrae to make sure the colors don't run.

Gigi remembered that the socks she was putting on had a tubular cast on and she decided to do a lot of socks with the tubular cast on. She mentions the adult safari socks from Sockoholic Yarn by Knitters Brewing company in the Tiger Stripe colorway, and is doing the cuffs in black with the tubular cast on, from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet.  She also cast on a pair of Trekking vanilla socks.

Jasmin talks about blocking the Barberry cardigan, and now she is setting in the sleeves

Gigi  also is working on preemie hats, and is doing an adaptation of the Jared Flood's Turn A Square hat.


Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery, June 6th


We have a winner for #operationsockdrawer:
ndjen04, the Commuter Knitter.
Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.


We are co-hosting the Countdown to Outlander Knitalong on instagram,  #countdowntooutlander, #kiltmenowKAL. This has to be creatively related to the Outlander series.  Getting help from pocket Jamie is encouraged.

This is an instagram contest, so please make sure to use the appropriate hashtags.

This is being co-hosted by Maria from Subway Knits, CC from Geeky Girls Knit, and Kristin from YarnGasm.

Prizes for this contest are two braids of fiber and two skeins of yarn from Gourmet Stash in the colorways "Time Traveler" and "Waterweed".

New prize: A skein of yarn from Katie's Creations (Mint Rain), Scottish Highland colorway in the Tough Sock base, in a very springy Highland green color.

Also, another skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"
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Mother Knows Best:(28:44)

This week we answer questions out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about
weaving in ends, particularly the Playful Stripes Cardigan, by Alana Dakos

Jasmin references the Knitty steeking tutorial and Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified: Philosopher's Wool

When Knitting Attacks:(38:15)

Gigi had problems doing garter stitch on her Viajante, and practiced doing the tubular cast on from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet

Jasmin was stuck at a coffee shop for an hour and a half with no knitting.


This week we review Knits for Boys,  by Katie Oates and Boys' Knits, by Katya Frankel

Jasmin mentions  Natalie from Mastering the Knits and Wonderful Wallaby by Cottage Creations.
She also enthuses about sizing of garments by Tincanknits

Straw Into Gold:(1:01:18)

Gigi finished spinning her colorful fiber on the Jenkins Turkish Lark, and plied it.

And Sew On:(1:03:48)

Gigi will sew ribbon into the dress she sewed for Melanie' of the Savvy Girls,  so it won't fall off the hanger. 

1 comment:

  1. I love the Kapuzin Hoodie. I wish it came in adult sizes. It looks like it has just a little swing in the back, which would be very flattering for me, at least.