Monday, November 14, 2016

Sweater Binge - Episode 402- The Knitmore Girls

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On the Needles:(0:35)

Gigi has been knitting Vanilla socks out of Regia,  also Vanilla socks out of Opal, in the Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night colorway. She started the second sock. She also is working on a pair of  socks out of Julianna’s, that she had started last year. It is a holiday self striping yarn, Under the Mistletoe, and quite festive. She put in waste yarn for the heel.

Jasmin has been been binging on children's sweaters. She has been working beading and colorwork on the Gone Astray cardigan for Genevieve, and has finished the first set of beaded sheep.

Gigi has strung the beads for the Bar Maids House Special, onto Oral B Superfloss, and is ready to get started on the Kismet socks.

Jasmin has made progress on her Ashburn, in Lollipop Yarn, in Flibertigibbet Sock, for the #BigBadBergalong, and we have one kit to give as a prize.

Gigi working on the January Skies, #BigBadBergalong, Black Trillium Fibres.
She  finished the second color of the gradient.

 Jasmin has also made progress on the Anna cardigan.

Gigi has a raging case of startosis, pulled yarn for. two sweaters, she swatched for ribbi cardi, and washed the swatch.  She also pulled yarn for a sweater out of Grown; Jasmin also says that Kate Oates has a knitalong for her Grown book .

Jasmin found the perfect pattern for her Love is Love yarn, from Knitted Wit ,
inspired by PaperDaisy1's beautiful cardigan. She needs to measure her swatch and redo the math.and she found the perfect pattern, The R & R hoodie, by Tanis Fiber Arts. (It reminds Jasmin of the Wonderful Wallaby)

Gigi is working on her weekly preemie hat, while recording.

 Jasmin started her Hamilknit hat. and she also worked on the Poly chevron cowl, from the Black Trillium Fibres "Frank it up" kit.
In Stitches:(22:49)

Gigi is wearing wool socks,  hat at night and the Knitmore cowl

Jasmin wore her BostonJen hat, a bedtime hat, her striped Austin cowl, and an old comfy v-neck sweater. Rex wore the Puerpurium, the Baby Vertebrae,  and the Garter Wrap sweater, Genevieve wore her Squirrel sweater, and the  Elsa sweater.


We will be attending Stitches West, sometime in February.


The newest prize is a house special#2 kit from the bar maids.
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.
 #projectsweaterchest. This is the sweater equivalent of #operationsockdrawer. We want to encourage you to knit yourself a chest full of sweaters. This contest also has been inspired by Susan B. Anderson and her fast forward video of her top 10 sweaters.
We have lots of great prizes to give away. Feel free to double dip with any other KAL.
#elizalong also applies to this contest, since Elizabeth Doherty's  sweaters are polished and functional, and excellent for everyday wear.

Mother Knows Best:(30:15)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread on the Knitmore Girls forum about zippers. We mention the Periscope we did on shortening zippers. Jasmin mentions She also mentions the Zipper Nipper.

When Knitting Attacks:(36:41)

Gigi  has been working on the January Skies #BigBadBergalong
On a bobble row, she missed a slip stitch, and ended up with two bobbles next to each other.

Jasmin missed a blue stitch on the Gone Astray.


This week we review The Knitters Journal from Swatch to Stash

Gigi mentions Yarnbot

Straw into Gold:(51:29)
Spin all the things! Jasmin loves spinning on the Device.

And Sew On:(53:19)

Gigi had been working on giraffe hats from Fleece Hat Friends. She sewed spots on by machine. That turned out incredibly ugly, and she will have to fix that. 

Jasmin and Genevieve worked on a No-Sew Frozen Blanket from F&W media.

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