Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Cave with WiFi - Episode 412 - The Knitmore Girls


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On the needles:(0:30)

Jasmin has been working on the Genevieve's Gone Astray cardigan. Jasmin loves the yarn from sincere Sheep, and she is planning on doing the Baa-ble hat. She so appreciates Boston Jen's support for her doing Goodreader and syncing phone and tablet for apps.

Jasmin laments that beading takes along time, even when she uses Oral-B superfloss. She's on the last chart row.

And Jasmin spoilered that Sivia Harding has a new cowl design coming up with Black Trillium Fibres.  She is planning to do the perfect buttonhole by Anna Zilboorg (CORRECTION: Book is called Splendid Apparel, not Embellished Knits). The buttonhole is also in Knitting for Anarchists.

Gigi is working on the Puerto Montt by Martina Behm. Out of Rohrspatz and Wollmeise. (Strick Mich! Club) Finished body and started side part1.

 Jasmin finished a Cat hat for Genevieve for the Women's March on Washington. out of White Birch Fiber Arts “Royal Cat” colorway. We contacted the organizers of the pink Cat Hat project** for family friendly hashtags, and we got: #craftivism, #CreativeResistance, #HatsForHerstory.

She is thinking of finishing her Viajante as a taking along project.

 Gigi is working on her own Kit Kat hat out of Quince and Company's Osprey. Gigi has been working on the Sidewalk sweater, from the Grown collection, by Kate Oates in Venezia Bulky. She started the sleeves, two at a time. She loves the way the fabric feels, but it is hard on her hands.

Jasmin swatched for the First Light cardigan in Lisa Souza BFL worsted. She has also pulled out yarn to swatch for a vneck boxy by Joji Locatelli. She loves the Ann Budd stitch gauge ruler.

Gigi has been knitting preemie hats, and is working on a Kit Kat hat.

Genevieve wants to start knitting.

XRX is going online and will not be publishing Knitter's Magazine anymore. Stitches events will continue. 
In Stitches:(24:05)

Gigi wore knitted socks, a hat, and the handspun cowl. The hand spun cowl is becoming a staple wardrobe piece. It has a number of bright colors with a black background, so it is very versatile. She also wore the Knitmore cowl, 2016 socks, and the Greyhaven hat Boston Jen knit for her.

Sam wore the shadow knitting Alien scarf. Out of Debbie Stoller's Stitch and Bitch

Jasmin wore her Greyhaven hat, Bifrost scarf, and Breezy Cardigan, and the Tempest cardigan.

Rex wore his Welcome to the Flock, and his Landon cardigan, and his Sherlock hat.


We will be attending
 - TNNA 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center January 21-23
 - Stitches West 2017,  February 23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. 

The Meet and Greet will be at noon on Saturday in the Erin Lane Booth.

We mention Specialties Sandwiches, which is our go to Stitches lunch choice.

 Jasmin mentions Door Dash as a food delivery option. She mentions the amazing restaurants in downtown Sunnyvale, Rok Bistro, Taverna Bistro, and Dishdash. Also Pho Minh. And we have tips for attending Stitches West (and an expense tracker!).

Contest: We didn't talk about the contests. Ooops ! (When podcasting attaaaaacks!)
#OperationSockDrawer and #ProjectSweaterChest are  put on hold for the time being

The  Do Some Good contest  started Friday after Thanksgiving.
The object of Do Some Good is to do something positive on a local, national or global level. Something that benefits more than your immediate family and friends. This year we will try and focus on supporting social justice organizations.

The Grinch-Along started December 1st, and this is an instagram and ravelry thread contest. For this contest, work on anything that brings you joy and is not 2016 holiday gift knitting. We have amazing prizes, and bags made by us from this pinterest tutorial.
Entries will be judged on originality and general delightfulness. And obviously, Grinchiness.


Mother Knows Best:(35:27)
This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thead, about how to get YouTube podcasts to downcast. If you have a tip, let us know

When Knitting Attacks:(41:19)

Gigi was working on the Puerto Montt, and dropped a stitch where the sides meet, a decrease came undone. She had to tink back two rows and reknit. Also, she misread the instructions, she was supposed to have used up 60% of the yarn. She weighed the yarn she had left, and she had 60% left. Reading comprehension is crucial.

This week we review Cute Critter Crochet, by Maki Oomaci

And Sew On:(50:06)

Gigi has been working on the Grinch bags. She also mended a pair of leggings, shorts and the Cinderella dress ( from Zulily) for Genevieve.

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