Friday, June 24, 2016

Nupp like Soup - Episode 383 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:33)

Jasmin has been finishing things, The Welcome to the Flock sweater for Rex is done. She also picked up a kit for Genevieve , and she did Anna Zilborg's perfect buttonhole out of Splendid Apparel.

Fashion and backing buttons are also sewn on. The author has also published the same sweater sized for adults and children.

The knitting on the  Coronation cardigan is done, but it is not photo ready. She is working on the zipper.

Gigi has taken out the last ball of Opal out of the bag of ten skeins of Opal, and cast it on.
Jasmin has been working on the Spock sweater, and she is working on a neck down SPAKAL Harvest cardigan.

We mention how brilliant the Knit Girllls are, because they have encouraged Jasmin into finishing a chest fulls of sweaters.

She mentions the Emily vs Jasmin challenge #stashdash2016 #teamcuteknitter

Gigi had started the Copperplate and has reached the armhole decreases.
Also, she started another preemie hat, and she is getting better at taking pictures of her knitting.
Also, Martina Behm had sent Gigi a set of beads to replace the ones she lost, and so she used them to bind of the 1000 Tulips. Stash dash!
Jasmin discusses how to calculate yardage for stash dash.


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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.
#elizalong  #projectsweater chest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer.

Mother Knows Best:(23:46)

This week we talk about using quilt clips instead of pins for securing a zipper.

When Knitting Attacks:(31:59)

Gigi had cast on socks for Sam with a 72 stitch cuff and knit about seven inches. For herself she usually casts on 56 stiches. Her own cuffs are too tight for Sam, 72 stitches is too loose for him, so she ripped all of it out, and started over with a 64 stitch cuff.

Jasmin was working on her Spock sweater at night, in the dark, and she dropped a stitch in the black section.

Gigi had four stitches to bind off on the Thousand Tulips shawl with beads. The usual dental floss method of applying beads oriented them in the wrong direction, so she cut the yarn, threaded them on the yarn, and bound off.


This week, we review
YARN,  a film directed by Una Lorenzen

Current theater listings can be found here.

Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art's hottest trends.

Jasmin mentions Barbara Kingsolver.

Tour de Fleece Training:(48:06)

Assignments for weeks' three and four: spin one ounce of your fiber to determine how you want to spin your project.

Check the condition of your tools, bobbins are available, drive band is in good shape, oil for the wheel and a timer to make sure you take breaks regularly.

And Sew On:(51:32)

Gigi has been marking her fitting shell. The polyester content in the gingham makes it resist the dressmaker's carbon paper, so she is using a fine point Sharpie for marking. Also, she has started sewing in the darts.

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