Friday, November 20, 2015

Schlafmütze - Episode 352 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:32)

Gigi has finished six preemie hats that she embellished with crocheted flowers and with leaves out of 
 Nicky Epstein's Knitted Embellishments.

Jasmin also  mentions Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers

Jasmin is working on a Molly hat with beaded snowflakes, she is making progress on the Kobayashi Maru cardigan,  and she has buttons and ribbon lined up.

She also has everything ready for finishing the Gramps cardigan

Gigi has started yet another iteration of the Skews socks, and now has started a new one in Abstract Fiber Super Sock in the colorway Laurelhurst.

Jasmin is working on an adaptation of the Coronation Sweater in the Moody Teal colorway, enabled by Michelle from Berry Colorful Yarnings. She mentions Jean Frost's tiny swatches.

Gigi is slacking off on her laceweight Braidsmaid. 

She is thinking of knitting an adjusted Rocky Coast Cardigan, (accidentally called the Gnarled Oak).

In Stitches:(21:24)

Gigi has been wearing wool socks, the Serpentine cowl and the Knitmore cowl.

Jasmin thinks Sivia Harding has the perfect hooded cowl. Also, she needs to knit more socks, because some of her socks shrunk. She needs to get started working with the sock machine, and she wants to try the heels out of Lara Neel's book Sock Architecture.

Jasmin wore the Striped Austen cowl and she mentions the Rainbow Dots cowl.

Rex wore both of his sweaters, the Little Baby sweater, and the Wee Envelope sweater,
Genevieve has been wearing the Elsa cardigan every day, as well as the Olivia hat.


We have a winner: Nomadic Yarns /Ashiepoo22 won a pair of sock's worth of Everlasting Gobstopper from Fab Funky Fibres.

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.
New contest: #GrinchBomb
Mastering The Knits, a podcast hosted by Alicia, and Natalie of the former Bark'n Knit podcast are hosting a #ElvesWorkshopAlong. We are hosting another Grinch-Along this year. 

Post your holiday gift knitting to instagram with both the #elvesworkshopalong AND the #grinchbomb hashtag (and add a grinch somewhere in the photo, if you can, like this:


The four prizes for the #grinchbomb contest are (so far) three Grinch project bags (sewn by us, never for sale) paired with some lovely Coloring Book Yarn, and a Bifrost kit (from Infinite Twist) with a bigger project bag.


Also, the Grinchalong will start December 1st and runs until TBD, and the Do Some Good Contest will start the Day after Thanksgiving and it ends January 6th.

Mother Knows Best:(32:52)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum about caring for irons and ironing boards.
We love the  Miracle Ironing Board Cover. Gigi insists on using a Dritz Sheer Press Cloth. and she generally uses a Rowenta iron.

When Knitting Attacks:(40:56)

Gigi has pulled two different Skews socks off the needles, until she found a yarn that she liked the effect of.


This week we review 60 Quick Cowls, by Cascade Yarns

And Sew On:(52:43)

Gigi mended a commercial merino sweater for Sam, using sewing thread and duplicate stitch and is very pleased with the result. Jasmin talks about the decorative mending class that Sivia Harding teaches.

Gigi mentions hearing about Clover Double Sided Basting Tape for setting in zippers, but can't vouch for how that would work. Also She watched "It's Sew Easy", and Angela Wolf showed how to do a peplum on a sewn garment, using the Slash and Spread method. Gigi thinks this will also work for designing knit wear.

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