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On The Needles:(0:33)
Jasmin is finishing things off, she is working on the Kapuzin hoodie, in Lisa Sousa's Hardtwist, in the St Louis Blues colorway. We were discussing if we should line the pockets with silk.
Gigi had heard about #oneadayinmay, and thought she was supposed to start on a new project every day. She tried it for a week and decided she does not like it and instead will knit a preemie hat every day instead. She thought she had heard about this on Prairie Girls, but their idea was not nearly as crazy.
Also, Rachel Roue from the former KnitCents podcast is podcasting about insects, and her podcast is called What's the Buzz?
Gigi started a pair of socks on the first. She started the Braidsmaid #Behmalong. We gush about the House Special box from Barmaids, and we love everything in it. We especially love our custom scent ("In Stitches"), the "Danger" colorway from Abstract Fiber and the Fractal Danger pattern by Martina Behm.
Jasmin mentioned the cable needle by Leslie Wind. Jasmin is working on the Austen Cowl by Margaret Skår. This is a kit from Canon Hand Dyes.
Gigi started the Selvedge cardigan out of Interweave's Knit.Wear 2011 out of Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky.
Gigi started the Gansey socks. She likes the pattern a lot and it reminds her of a Hunter Hammersen pattern.
6/6/2015: Fleeces, Food and Fun at the Retzlaff Winery
and we list the things to bring
6/19-21/2015: Black Sheep Gathering 2015, in Eugene, Oregon
This week we have a winner:Justbewellyogatx on instagram
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".
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.
A skein of the"Je suis prest" colorway, from Gingertwist Studio in Edinburgh, and the new shawl book by Claire Devine "Head to Toe"
A Highland Thisle bag, by Little Skein in the Big Wool.
Newest Prize: a project bag from the Caithness Craft Collective out of an authentic weathered Fraser tartan.
Outlander Season 1, Volume 1 is now available on Amazon
Mother Knows Best:(28:13)
This week we tell you to talk to stranger at fiber festivals.
We got to meet Sandy Wiseheart, the Tsock Tsarina, Syne Mitchell, Jennifer from Holiday Yarns, Damselfly Fibers.
The Sock Tsarina ( April 24th post) isn't doing well, read her blog here. Also Halos of Hope is having a drive called Just One.
When Knitting Attacks:(32:27)
Gigi spectacularly lost a game of yarn chicken to her Boneyard Shawl in the Urban Sunrise colorway by Abstract Fiber.
Jasmin has fallen into her "It needs more work" basket. She mentions Sterling Name Tapes, and ShuShu Styles and our Grosgrain ribbon Tutorial, and was attacked by a zipper,
She mentions Caro Sheridan's blog, and the Mondo Cable cardigan.
Gigi knitted a good part of her Gansey sock at the DMV. When she came home she didn't like the 60 stitch cast on, and she messed up the patterning on the cuff. So she ripped it out and started over with 56 stitches.
We heard an expression Gigi really liked from the Fiberthermometer podcast hosted by Moni/ Nahlinse: The UFO Liberation Front.
This week we review Knitted Rabbits, by Val Piece
We think Boston Jen also needs to check out this book. We mention Angelina Ballerina. Jasmin is reminded of Susan B. Andersen's knitted toys.
And Sew On:(48:47)
Gigi has sewn a grosgrain ribbon onto the dress she is sewing for Genevieve. She mentions sewing gathering threads with handquilting thread, a technique she saw on It's Sew Easy.
Jasmin is thrilled with how her zippers are turning out. She used Caro Sheridan's technique.
She mentions Genevieve's Caterpillar cardigan. And she wants to sew in Knitmore-Along labels. Jasmin thinks Sterling Name Tapes labels are a great deal if your can split them with your knitting group.
She mentions marking pens and pink Clover Chalk Pen.