Thursday, July 30, 2015

Do as I Say - Episode 344 - The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles: (:32)
Gigi finished knitting her Fractal Danger. Jasmin has been working on her Viajante. Gigi finished a preemie hat, and a sock, and a preemie hat that originally was intended to be a sock.

Jasmin is working on the Playful Stripes for Beanzilla.

We mention Galina Khmeleva. Gigi enjoys knitting the  Geek socks.
Jasmin did sweater surgery on Genevieve's new Playful Stripes. She loves knitting with Regia 6-ply yarn. We talk about Oxiclean and the sweater fiasco.

Gigi has discovered the Black Hole of knitting in her Viajante.


- May 22 to August 14: Stash Dash  (invented by the Knit Girllls)
- July 21 to Sept 21: Summer of Lace and Beads
- October 15-18: Pacific International Quilt Fest


The new prize is: a skein of Lisa Souza Hardtwist Petite base in the Flahridduh colorway
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.

Mother Knows Best:(18:29)

This weeks advice is: Clean as you go!
Jasmin mentions the  Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast, hosted by Sarapomegranate, and The Splendid Table podcast.

When Knitting Attacks:(23:47)

Gigi lost spectacularly at Yarn Chicken. Then the Selvedges cardigan from Knit Wear Magazine #1, got her.

Jasmin explains the sweater surgery on the Playful Stripes cardigan for Genevieve.


This week we review The Practical Spinners Guide: Rare Luxurious Fibers, by Judith MacKenzie

Straw Into Gold:(49:41)

Jasmin won her Tour de Fleece.
Gigi loves her Schacht Matchless. She just discovered the joys of smaller pulleys two days before the end of the tour. Also, Jasmin kindly provided her with a high speed bobbin. Now Gigi can spin 25g per hour.

And Sew On:(54:45)

Gigi sewed seams on her muslin for a  Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time.
She will need fitting help from Jasmin before the next step.

She pinned the skirt to the bodice for the turquoise dress for Genevieve, that she started for her last summer.

Sam suggested doing a sketch on graph paper for figuring out how to set up furniture. Gigi found some pattern paper with one inch square increments for drawing her sewing room plans.

1 comment:

  1. Another fun episode! How would I find the craftsy link about cleaning your sewing machine?!?
    Thanks & I'm a better/happier knitter thanks in part to you both!!! (& working on sewing)